This was a great Christmas gift. Just what I needed! I enjoyed the vignette approach with Beth and Ian as the through line. I loved revisiting the characters and seeing new ones. I love the chaos of this brood and their eccentric servants. And their dogs, too, of course.
It's a novella but it's 48,000 words so it's really just short of a full novel. I was disappointed in Hart and Eleanor's story, but now I can't wait for the next book to come out. The excerpt was a sublimely evil tease.
It's cheap, it's a Christmas story and it's part of a great historical romance series. Recommended for those who have read the prior books. :)