With This Christmas Ring is a historical romance novella written by Manda Collins. I’m a big fan of her Studies in Scandal series, so I was very excited about the opportunity to read this book.
Merry’s friend Charlotte died following childbirth, and Merry made a solemn promise to care for the tiny baby. Charlotte, who insisted that she was married, had been thrown out of her home when her husband failed to materialize. Now, it is up to Merry to track down the errant rogue, but doing so means that she must go back to a place she never thought she would. Five years ago, she broke off an engagement with Alex, the Viscount Wrotham, but given that his cousin is Charlotte’s alleged husband, Merry is left with little choice. Likewise, Alex is puzzled by Merry’s sudden reappearance in his life, and is determined not to let her slip away again.
This was a cute story and a quick read too. I wish it had been longer because I was quite interested in the secondary conflict. The resolution was a little rushed in the name of brevity, but it would have been nice to see it drawn out a little more.
I would recommend With This Christmas Ring to fans of historical romance. This is a sweet story, and the desire of multiple characters to fix their previous mistakes goes well with the Christmas theme.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley/the publisher in exchange for an honest review.