Reader Reviews

Library Journal Review

“Caldwell’s chaste, emotional romance will charm readers looking for a Christmas story that mixes melancholy with joy.”

-Library Journal


Historical Novels Review

Caldwell’s humor, which often toes the line into farce, lightens the gloom of loneliness around the characters, and she hits every beat of the romance formula with charm and clever pacing. Sheer fun for readers who adore Pride and Prejudice, Christmas, and dogs

-Historical Novels 



Heartwarming tale of two people who were both struggling with their past hurts, one from grief and the other from rejection. Lots of interaction and witty dialogue between Myrtle and Val. Their romance was skillfully and gradually blossoming from beginning to end. Loved this! Highly recommend!


Absolutely amazing story

Emotions are all over the place. A story of rebirth of the heart finding love again through the bright & shining  star of a beautiful & lovely young woman. Both the main characters of Valentino & Myrtle are amazing. The details & descriptions of the scenes & scenarios are awesome. The banter between these two is so delightful & most of all the refreshing character of Myrtle of a vibrant young lady. The close similarities to "Home Alone" was hilarious. This would be a great Christmas movie which brings happiness & goodness to light especially at Christmas time. Such a enjoyable read to set by the fireplace in a cosy chair with a warm drink of tea, cocoa or brandy or cognac. Christi Caldwell you did an outstanding job writing this storyline.

-Madeline Crist


Moving and humorous

A wonderfully written story! It's rare these days to find a romance in which the writer is so gifted that you can truly feel the tenderness between the couple and to also fill the story will lovely humorous moments! What a treat!


The Duke Alone


The Duke Alone

For an abandoned lady and a reclusive duke, the winter season brings a swirl of romance—and danger

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