All right, it was saccharine and everyone’s stories wrapped up with a neat little bow, but I still enjoyed it and the entire flawed series. Even more than the stories, which often bordered on the ridiculous, I loved the setting and the costumes. That dinner party in this final episode was just gorgeous. I wanted to be there, but without having to make small talk with anyone.
In other news…today is the release day for Mike and the Spring Awakening, the third in the Victorian Holiday Hearts series. Available at all the usual booksellers.
Young Micah “Mike” Cordett’s privileged life explodes when he is caught naked with a schoolmate. Running away from disgrace, he blunders into a trap in a seamy part of London and endures months of abuse before escaping. But with the help of the Andrews family, he’s begun to climb out of his fear. Yet, when a reminder of his happier past erupts into his life in the form of Lucas Spring, Mike’s not certain he’s ready to face the remnants of the charmed life he’d once enjoyed. He’s certainly not ready for love.
Lucas Spring pined for Mike from afar when they were in school. This shadow of the confident boy he once knew shocks him, and Lucas vows to do anything he can to help restore the person he’d so admired. With patience and determination, he hopes to ease Mike’s fears and perhaps even win his love.
But when a violent figure from Mike’s past looms into his present, will the tender shoots of a new beginning be crushed?