The Holly Groweth Green

By Amy Rae Durreson

The Holly Groweth Green
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  • Type Novellas
  • Words 17,810
  • Pages 55
  • ISBN-13 978-1-64080-307-7
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When wounded doctor Laurence Payne is stranded in the snowy English countryside on Christmas Eve, 1946, he is surprised to stumble upon Mistle Cottage and its mysterious inhabitant. Avery claims to be an Elizabethan wizard, and Laurence struggles to explain away the atmosphere of the cottage as mere coincidence and trickery. He spends a magical twelve days of Christmas celebrating with Avery, but then wakes to find his lover has vanished and the cottage has fallen to ruin overnight.

Laurence’s investigations lead him to the story of an ancient fairy curse—Avery is doomed to spend only Christmas Eve to Twelfth Night in human form until he finds true love. Laurence sets out to give Avery the greatest gift of all—his heart and with it the chance to live for more than the fleeting winter weeks he’s been sentenced to.

 

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2017 Advent Calendar "Stocking Stuffers."


Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

Advent Calendar

Genres High Fantasy / Holiday