This is a delightful tale full of winter magic with well developed fairy tale qualities that enrich the story telling.
While the characters are not very complex, they are likeable and engaging, and the reader does develop a sense of empathy and concern for them at the beginning of the story that helps to hook them into the events of the tale. Of course, it is a short story, so the characters are not required to be developed in any depth or detail. It is enough that they do what they do and that the story is beautifully told.
The story also has some lovely Yuletide elements, although not so much that it is only a story for the Christmas season.
This would be a lovely story for family reading, particularly on a winter’s night.
‘A Sprig Of Holly’ has been awarded a Silver Acorn.
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There are more stories in this series, which I’m keen to read!