07-14-18 Cassandra O’Leary

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Read

Well it's that time of the year. Holidays. 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 read very many full length novels of a holiday theme. So today, I'm going to discuss a lovely, light, and fun novella. Captain Andrew's Flying Christmas by Heather Hiestand.

Captian Andrew's Flying Christmas by Heather Hiestand was fabulous, especially for a short novella. Her characters are sweet, engaging and brave in a world of darkness and grime. Her main character, 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 airship Captain of the Christmas, her father's airship, 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 that he's not ready to let her in on, but his attraction for Linet pulls him to her repeatedly. Together they must rescue 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.


Judith Ashley said...

Finding a book regardless of the size that is so delightful, entertaining or just plain 'good' that we read it over and over is a true gift. Thanks, Mae.

Sarah Raplee said...

Sounds like a great Christmas Steampunk read! I gotta have that!

Diana McCollum said...

Sounds very good. Thanks for sharing.