It is true, I love atypical romances.
This is a genre that is easily beaten to death and so to read an author who infuses such old stories with new life and sensitivity that is reinvigorating, heart-warming and thoughtful... well I happily salute the author.
This is a lovely short story and like most authors, Ms Milan has a formula. However, this is not a formula where each hero has been carved from the same stamp or each heroine, more or less the same character, barring a change in clothing and names.
Ms Milan's formula is such that I finish reading her stories having faith in the veracity and authenticity of her characters.
This is romantic fiction, but it is not foolish, typecast or trite.
It is sweet, thoughtful and in some places many would say improbable.
But in the end, it is a romance, a relationship where two people dare to step out of the typecast and reach for something more... higher... deeper.
Something that is true of us in our humanity...possibly.
It is certainly in my wee opinion, worth reading especially during Christmas.