Once Upon a December by Amy E. Reichert

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Once Upon a December

🎄Once Upon a December🥧
by Amy E. Reichert
Pub Date – 10/4/22
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This was such a magical holiday story!
Not sure I’ve read a holiday book like this before.

The Julemarked is a magical holiday market that pops up in December. Everyone has such a magical time but once Christmas is over its gone and those that have come have little memory of it except that they had a good time.

The first time Jack saw Astra he felt something and he looked for her every time the Julemarked came to Milwaukee even though she didn’t remember him. Over the course of years as she gets married and divorced he waits for her. With kringles from his bakery and little items she starts to feel like she knows him.

This was so sweet! A hidden magic world that would appear solely for Yuletide then disappear at midnight.

I don’t know if I am doing a good job explaining how cute and fun and heartwarming this book was. But just add it to your December TBR!

❓ Do you think there are magical markets? Some places look too beautiful to be real.

🃏VI of Coins – reversed – When reversed, the VI of Coins represents an unfair exchange or outstanding debt. If you’re in the middle of striking an agreement, make sure you understand the terms completely so you don’t get taken advantage of. If you’re indebted to others, this tarot card advises you to make honoring those debts a priority now.

✨ Austin picked this one too. Totally works. I should have him pick them.

Thank you @berkleyromance and @netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

Synopsis:

A one-of-a-kind Christmas market offers holiday magic in the 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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