Title: Corral Nocturne
Author: Elisabeth Grace Foley
Series: Historical Fairytales #1 (novella)
Genre: Historical/Fairy Tale Retelling
~ MY REVIEW ~
Corral Nocturne by Elisabeth Grace Foley was such a sweet book, I enjoyed it a lot!
In a lovely western setting with a subtle Cinderella theme, a story unfolds of a quiet, overlooked girl named Ellie and the handsome son, Cole, of the wealthiest rancher in the area. Summer brings about a fairytale-ish romance, but small trials and mean-spirited whispers are at work to keep this love story from coming to full bloom …
This really was just a sigh-worthy little tale. Short and sweet with charming feel and lovely writing style. I enjoyed Ellie Strickland and Cole Newcomb. Wonderful characters both. I like how Ellie is intelligent, yet innocently sweet and a bit shy. And Cole is such a self-assured yet kind and thoughtful young man! Ed was terribly unpleasant most of the time, and I say, it was quite satisfying, what he got at the end! *mischievous grin* The McGregors were quite fun and a little bit laughable. They kind of made me picture Ma and Pa Kettle and their bunch (if you’ve watched those movies).
The romance of Corral Nocturne … *dreamy sigh*. It was just so cute! Talk about an old-fashioned, summer-day kind of swoony romance. It was beautiful. I liked it so very much. Oh, and a note on that, it was refreshingly “clean”. Just a gentle, sweet romance; no inappropriate or heated scenes.
Ooh, and I just loved the details of the dresses and such! So much fun. I adore historical and fashion through the eras; so yes, that was delightful reading.
I noticed that one reviewer of Corral Nocturne said that Elisabeth Grace Foley’s writing style had a L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables feel. I quite agree. Whimsical and sweet. This book definitely made me think of L.M. Montgomery’s books; which I happen to quite like! *smiles*
Overall, Corral Nocturne was an adorable short story, and I really liked it! Even sighed happily at the end. Looking forward to reading more by Elisabeth Grace Foley!
I received a copy of Corral Nocturne from the author in exchange for my honest review.