Once Upon a December

Once Upon a December by Amy E. Reichert

Title:  Once Upon a December 
Author: Amy E. Reichert 
Publisher:  Berkley Publishing Group
Genre:  Romance
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages: 335
Date of US Publication: 4 October, 2022
My Rating:  3 Stars

My Thoughts 

Astra. a librarian, and adorable dog mom, is getting out from the downs of the demise of her marriage (good riddance, I say after reading about her ex), who has met Jack once yearly for the past 15 years at the Christmas market she and her best friends go to each and every year. He remembers her, she doesn’t remember him, ever… until she does. 

This made me want to eat kringles (Wisconsin’s official state pastry!), go to holiday markets in the snow, as well as avoid shots and clubs for the rest of my life. 

Though listed as solely romance, I would say this is more women’s fiction, with a big dash of fantasy, and with a romance emphasis. The main thing here, I felt, was not seeing Astra into a new relationship, it’s about Astra and her own self, and how she finds her way back to that self, along with the long-time female friendships that she has. Plus romance. 

Regarding the romantic aspect - this one is closed door. 

eARC kindly provided by Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.


"An absolutely perfect holiday hug."--New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren

A one-of-a-kind Christmas market offers holiday magic in this new romance from the author of 
The Kindred Spirits Supper Club.

With a name like Astra Noel Snow, holiday spirit isn’t just a seasonal specialty—it’s a way of life. But after a stinging divorce, Astra’s yearly trip to the Milwaukee Christmas market takes on a whole new meaning. She’s ready to eat, drink, and be merry, especially with the handsome stranger who saves the best kringle for her at his family bakery.
For Jack Clausen, the Julemarked with its snowy lights and charming shops stays the same, while the world outside the joyful street changes, magically leaping from one December to the next every four weeks. He’s never minded living this charmed existence until Astra shows him the life he’s been missing outside of the festive red brick alley.
After a swoon-worthy series of dates, some Yuletide magic, and the unexpected glow of new love, Astra and Jack must decide whether this relationship can weather all seasons, or if what they’re feeling is as ephemeral as marshmallows in a mug of hot cocoa.


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