The Magic of Weihnachten by Bru Baker

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Series: Celebrate! 2014 Advent Calendar

Author: Bru Baker

Genre: Contemporary/Holiday

Length: Novella (51 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-63216-746-0

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 1st, 2014)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: American Walsh Brandt is happy when a promotion lands him his dream job and a quiet new life in Germany. Until December rolls around, when he realizes it’s almost impossible to hide from the holiday season in Germany.

Dierck Reiniger is fascinated by Walsh’s hatred of Christmas and makes it his personal mission to help Walsh enjoy Weihnachten and the German traditions he grew up with. Walsh has a great time getting to know Dierck—but he still isn’t sold on Christmas, despite Dierck’s efforts. Dierck’s on the rebound, and he’s determined to develop their physical relationship slowly, much to Walsh’s frustration. It isn’t until they’re alone in a secluded cabin—hiding from the traditional trappings—that Walsh finally recognizes what the magic of the season can bring when spent with someone special.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”

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Review: Walsh as transferred to Germany to work and loves his job. He thinks it will be easier to escape Christmas abroad but finds out the community he is in goes all out with festivals and other things that he can’t seem to escape. He meets Dierck who loves the holiday celebrations and is determined to make Walsh at least like them.

I loved this story. It was so sweet and romantic. I loved both Walsh and Dierck. The descriptions and explanations of the German tradition were great. I love learning about other countries and their traditions. I think this was the perfect setting for this story. I loved the budding romance between these two men.

If you like countries abroad, German holiday traditions, and a sweet romantic story, this is for you!