A Clockwork Christmas

Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
3 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

We wish you a steampunk Christmas!

Changed forever after tragedy, a woman must draw strength from her husband's love. A man learns that love isn't always what you expect. A thief steals the heart of a vengeful professor. And an American inventor finds love Down Under. Enjoy Victorian Christmas with a clockwork twist in these four steampunk novellas. This anthology includes:

Crime Wave in a Corset by Stacy Gail
This Winter Heart by P. G. Forte
Wanted: One Scoundrel by Jenny Schwartz
Far from Broken by J. K. Coi

©2011 Stacey Gail (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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These were fun

Each story has a different narrator which is actually rather fun. Each did a good job.

These are steampunk so it's best to remember that when listening.

1. Crime Wave in a Corset by Stacy Gail -- Might have been my favorite of the group. Cornelia Peabody is an excellent thief. But she stole a Fabergé egg from Roderick Coddington, who comes after her with a vengeance. Cornelia has seven days to retrieve the egg or she'll die.

This was interesting. It was nice to see the two characters unfold as time went on. To see them as they gradually fall in love and not fight so much. It would be interesting to see this rewritten into a longer story.

2. This Winter Heart by P. G. Forte -- Eight years ago, Dario threw Ophelia out of their home and sent her back to her father. Destitute, now that her father died, Ophelia has no choice but to ask Dario for help, for her and their son.

This story involves recovering lost love and accepting differences. It is one that I think could be better served as a longer story. The two have much to work through and the length of the novella is not quite enough. Still a good story, though!

3. Wanted: One Scoundrel by Jenny Schwartz -- Australian Esme Smith needs a man. She needs a respectable scoundrel she can hire to represent her political party, the Women's Advancement League. American traveler Jed Reeve seems to be perfect for the role.

This was rather cute. I liked that Esme wasn't made helpless and Jed gave her respect.

4. Far from Broken by J. K. Coi -- From the surgeries to recover her from horrific torture, Callie Carlisle now has a mechanical eye, hand, and both legs. Her husband Jasper, a government agent, has returned to her and is desperate to recover the love they used to have together. They work through the anger and depression she feels over the massive changes to her body and Jasper tries to work through the guilt he feels at leaving her unprotected.

I liked this one too, though it would also be better served as a longer story. Many authors WILL rewrite short stories into novels and I hope to see some of these treated thusly.

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A Clockwork Christmas

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While I love Christmas themed romance, the stories in this book were way too far-fetched.