Madelyn Wickham is a shy farmer’s daughter who wants to be left alone to tend to her bees and make candles so elegant they've capture Queen Charlotte’s attention. For years, she and her father had a good system. Madelyn made the candles the queen requested for the Christmas celebration she hosted at the Queen’s Lodge, and Madelyn’s father handled the men the queen sent toMadelyn Wickham is a shy farmer’s daughter who wants to be left alone to tend to her bees and make candles so elegant they've capture Queen Charlotte’s attention. For years, she and her father had a good system. Madelyn made the candles the queen requested for the Christmas celebration she hosted at the Queen’s Lodge, and Madelyn’s father handled the men the queen sent to fetch the merchandise. Her father’s death changes everything. The idea of dealing with the queen’s men terrifies her, people have always made her feel uncomfortable, but she has no choice. It takes all of her courage, but she manages to walk up to them and start a conversation. Moments later they find the candles she’s prepared for the Queen’s celebration have been destroyed. Oliver Hamilton has always had a knack for seeing the bright side of every situation. He understands the seriousness of the situation, but doesn't see any reason for despair. He sees the situation as the once in a lifetime to spend time with a woman who’s always intrigued him, but who he’s only ever seen from a distance. He has no idea he’s stepping into the middle of a tense sibling rivalry, and a bitter fight custody fight over the small farm, a battle Madelyn can’t handle by herself. As Christmas Day draws close, Madelyn’s panic gives way to a softer, sweeter emotion. Instead of running away from Oliver, she wonders if there’s any possibility of ever being able to put her fear aside complete so they can explore the future together....
|Title||:||Snowflakes & Beeswax|
|Number of Pages||:||96 Pages|
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Snowflakes & Beeswax Reviews
In Snowflakes and Beeswax, Jess Schira spins a lovely story. It feels like half Georgian romance, and half fairy tale. Madelyn Wickham (main character) loses her father early in the story. The story is set in the time when Patriarchal inheritance forced women to be treated like bargaining chips. Madelyn's future is dim. She continues to try and pay her bills by making and selling the beeswax candles her father taught her to make. Along comes a rider... a buyer for the Queen. At only 20,000 words, Shira manages to work some dark deeds and a local villain into this sweet romance. There are a few typos. Not enough to distract from the story.
I received this book through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.This book actually really is probably closer to a 2-2.5 star book, but I've read so many really bad books recently that I'm giving it a little leeway. This book has a lot of potential. It's got likeable characters. It's got a decent plot concept. It was fairly readable. But it still would really benefit from some work. Definitely it needed a tighter editing job--there were lots of typos and grammatical errors. Overall the language used (both dialod between the characters and the overall narration) was in keeping with the historical setting but every once in awhile it would venture into kind of modern slang. The ending was particularly weak. There wasn't much of a resolution, although there was a happily ever after.But overall I feel like this author has some promise and could do some good things with a little more experience.
Disjointed short recency romanceAspects of the story were good but lots of errors and choppy storyline,clean romance,author has potential,just too many grammar mistakes.