Title: The Pantomime Prince
Author: Samantha SoRelle
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 26 Pages
Category: Historical Romance
Rating: 4 Stars
At a Glance: The Pantomime Prince is a delicate and heartfelt short story you might want to read as a dessert after a longer angsty book, or an ideal sweet and savory appetizer when preparing for your next heartbreaker.
Blurb: When Teddy agrees to pretend to be his famous sister and take her role in a Christmas panto, he thinks his largest problem is going to be fitting into the costume tights without making it very clear to the audience it’s a man playing the part.
When flowers and letters start arriving at his dressing room from a secret admirer, he knows they’re actually meant for his sister, but he can’t help dreaming they’re for him. The whole thing has him so distracted that he crashes into the same man waiting outside the stage door not once, but twice.
Each time he runs into Dr. Basil Goodall, Teddy is charmed by the handsome, witty man. He wishes the secret admirer could be someone like him, even though he knows that’s impossible.
With the final curtain about to fall, Teddy faces losing both his time with Basil and his dream of a secret admirer. But maybe with a little Christmas magic, this fairy tale can still find its happily ever after.
Review: In a lovely little twist of misunderstanding, it’s a case of unmistaken identity that leads to something special in Samantha SoRelle’s The Pantomime Prince when Teddy Hollis, standing in for his twin sister, Belle, begins receiving bouquets of flowers from a secret admirer that speak a language all their own. Surely this unknown gentleman means the admiration to be aimed at Belle. After all, what man would take such risks to show obvious appreciation for another man in the year 1887?
Dr. Basil Goodall fears he has overstepped in his ardor for Teddy, and I loved his earnestness and sincerity. As with any short story I connect with on a sentimental level, I wanted to spend more time with these characters and learn who they are in greater depth. What we’re offered, though, is a lovely tale of two people connecting in a way neither expected, and in a way we can lend some of our own imagination to because we know these men on a fundamental level. They are the characters we root for in historical romances, when their love for each other was neither safe nor legal.
The Pantomime Prince is a delicate and heartfelt short story you might want to read as a dessert after a longer angsty book, or an ideal sweet and savory appetizer when preparing for your next heartbreaker.
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