Well, it's that time of the year. Holidays. We've just had Halloween, next is Thanksgiving and then comes the best one of all, Christmas. A perfect time for magic and science to merge and become one really neat present. Since Steampunk is still emerging in the literature world, and gaining force, I haven't come across many full length novels with a holiday theme. So today, I'm going to discuss a lovely, light, and fun novella. Captain Andrew's Flying Christmas by Heather Heistand.
Captain Andrew's Flying Christmas was a fabulous read, especially for a short novella. Her characters are sweet, engaging and brave in a world of darkness and grime. Her heroine, Linet, as the daughter of an airship captain, had loved her life and her family until the fateful day her father was executed. Andrews, the current captain of her father's airship, Christmas, was a family friend when her father was alive and has returned to rescue her from a life of servitude. Captain Andrews has his own agenda and he's not ready to let her in on it, but his attraction for Linet pulls him to her repeatedly. Together they must free Linet's sister imprisoned in Newgate Prison before Christmas Day is over. Captain Andrew's Flying Christmas ends, of course with a happily ever after, but with a twist I don't want to spoil. Definitely a great Steampunk Christmas read. One I will keep reading every year during the holidays.
What are your favorite stories to read during the holidays? What are some of your favorite traditions?