Review: Only true in fairy tales by Christine Stovell

untitled (7)Only true in fairy tales by Christine Stovell

“It’s never too late to believe in fairy tales …
Eloise Blake has been fascinated by Prospect House, the shadowy romantic Gothic house opposite, ever since she moved to the village of Hookfield.

When its new owner turns out to be best-selling crime author, Ross Farrell, whose work is grounded in gritty reality rather than happy endings, Eloise is determined to concentrate on her tapestry design business and her rescue dog, Gracie.

She’s already given up on knights in shining armour and happy ever afters. Love, she thinks, is only true in fairy tales – even when Ross keeps appearing just when she needs help most. But is he the Prince Charming she thought didn’t exist – or is he a beast in disguise? ”

divider-NEW “Only true in fairy tales” is an enchanting novella and another magical tale from Christine Stovell. I got swept away with Eloise and her over active imagination and fell in love.

Eloise must have read too many gothic romances in her past and the result is endearing. She reminded me of Catherine Moorland from Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey but in a modern-day setting – but even more charming.

Ross Farrell is a mysterious new-comer, who has the brooding qualities of a writer and is so utterly charming. Then adding the adorable Gracie to the mix- equals a heart warming story. My only complaint about this novella is that I wished it was full length. I didn’t want it to end so soon.

“Only true in fairy tales” is  beautifully written and just the perfect size for sneaking off with for an afternoon treat. If you deserve a treat, then this is the book for you.

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