If you need a little encouragement to get into the holiday spirit, make yourself a cup of hot cocoa and settle in with this sweet novella by author Aleese Hughes. A Dollhouse for Christmas will draw you in with its whimsical storytelling and keep you entertained with its host of lovable characters and inspiring scenarios. Continue reading to see our full review for this charming holiday story!
Andi Quinn is a hardworking single mother who desperately wants to do what’s best for her young daughter, Grace. Andi takes on two jobs during the holidays just to make ends meet, working as Santa’s elf during the day and a waitress by night. However, just because she plays Santa’s helper doesn’t mean that she’ll be able to give Grace what she really wants for Christmas: a new dollhouse.
As Christmas Day draws closer and closer, Andi begins to dread Christmas morning. She can’t bear to think about the look of disappointment on her daughter’s face once she realizes there aren’t any gifts for her beneath the tree. Just when Andi finally comes to terms with the fact that this year will be a sad, lonely Christmas for her small family, a kindly stranger offers to help. Will Grace be able to get her dream dollhouse after all?
If you enjoy Aleese Hughes’ work, be sure to check out her website and look at the other books she has to offer. Her novels blend fairytales, magic, and romance into series, such as the Inspector Mage trilogy, the Tales and Princesses series, and the After the Tales and Princesses novellas. You can also sign up for the email newsletter to get exclusive offers, updates, and other information from the author about her upcoming work!