"Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
Star of Bethlehem by Ally Carter
What a pleasant surprise! I did not know what to expect when I started reading this story. I liked the airport scene at the beginning very much and enjoyed myself immensely when I was continuing the story. I loved the idea, I loved the characters, and it also felt kind of like Christmas. My only problem with this story was that it felt rushed. The plot is enough for a longer story if not even a book. Crammed into this little short story the characters felt kind of flat. The story moves on way too fast and suddenly we are at the end of it even though it feels like so much more is going to happen. So, how about a longer version of this, please? I would love to read it!
“That’s not Santa. He’s one of the Yule Lads.”
“How many are there?”
“Nine,” I said.
“I thought there were twelve?” Emily asked.
“Well, maybe it varies in different parts of the country,” Ethan said. “Right, Hulda?”
“Right!” I agreed. “Some places there are twelve, but where I live there are nine because … the other three died because they forgot their shoes.”