The Christmas Stocking and other stories by Katie Fforde is a collection of Christmas-themed, romantic short stories. I know we are long past the holiday season, but I only recently finished reading it and wanted to talk about it while it’s fresh in my mind.
I’ve never read Katie Fforde before, but I certainly will again!! Her frothy stories made me happy. I bought this book in London over Thanksgiving and started it on the flight back to the US. The book contains six fun, romantic short stories. Romance and the holiday season make for a nice mix.
Even though each story is fun and packed with emotion, romance and character development, Katie Fforde saved the best for last, “The Christmas Fairy.” This was by far my favorite because it was the most emotionally-driven story. Ella, the fairy, is hired to help out a very handsome uncle taking care of his sister’s children while his sister is taking care of their ailing parents. Ella, who is an out of work actress and a very talented writer and illustrator, works hard to cure everyone’s ailments and to keep the Christmas spirit alive. Over the course of her “fairy” work, she and the dashing uncle begin to fall in love with each other. Sorry for the obvious spoiler, but it’s not really a spoiler because there are a few more surprises that makes this story delightful. Highly recommended for Christmas-time reading (or anytime, really). 🙂