Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Blog Tour/Review: Peace & Goodwill by Lee Strauss

Peace & Goodwill, by Lee Strauss
2014, 132p, Clean Christmas Romance
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy for an honest review

Peace & Goodwill is set in The Minstrel Series world, but can be read alone.

Belle gets the best Christmas present ever, a man in uniform! Ian is a soldier home on leave. Neither of them have any idea how good it will feel to fall in love or how hard it will be to say good-bye. Anna is spending the holidays alone again with only her faithful dog Angel to keep her company. She can’t afford to pay the rent and her landlord is threatening to kick her out. At least she’s finished with her chemo treatments. She can be thankful for that. Plus, there’s Rhys, the handsome visitor with kind eyes. One fateful, cold and snowy night a chance encounter changes everything. Love is lost. Love is found. Life will never be the same.

Peace & Goodwill, a Christmas novella in The Minstrel Series, grabs the heartstrings and pulls hard.

I've loved this entire series and have been excited to read this Christmas novella! Lee Strauss has become one of my favorite authors and I have enjoyed every story of hers that I've read. This story did not disappoint!

This is a story of two women. Belle works in a used book store and meets a soldier named Ian Connor who sweeps her off her feet. He is perfect for her and things are going well until he reveals something to her. Anna is alone with her dog, Angel, for the holidays. She's finished chemo but is still pretty sick and can't afford rent anymore so she's on the verge of being kicked out of her apartment. She meets Rhys Williams, an attractive man who's in town visiting family. She's definitely not looking for a relationship but she keeps running into him and they might be what the other one needs.

The story switches back and forth between Belle and Anna. Belle's story is full of hope and promise and Anna's story was pretty sad to me. I kept wondering how their paths were going to cross and, when it happened, I was surprised because I didn't see it coming. I love how it all came together in the end and it brought tears to my eyes.

This is truly a stand alone novella. You don't need to be familiar with any of the other stories in the series. It's a quick, feel-good read which is perfect for Christmas!

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Lee Strauss writes romantic mixed genres set in the past, present and future for YA and adult readers. She also writes light and fun stuff as Elle Strauss. She divides her time between BC, Canada and Dresden, Germany, and enjoys drinking coffee and eating chocolate in both places. Find out more at

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Lee Strauss said...

Thanks for the feature and the awesome review!

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