Book Review: Joy to the World

Michelle Renee Kidwell
2 min readDec 25, 2020

Joy to the World

A Regency Christmas Collection

by Carolyn Miller, Amanda Barratt, Erica Vetsch

Independent Publishers Group

Kregel Publications


Pub Date 13 Oct 2020

I am reviewing a copy of Joy to the World: A Regency Christmas Collection through Netgalley:

This book offers three different heartwarming regency Christmas stories by three well known and loved authors Carolyn Miller, Amanda Barrett, and Erica Vetsch.

In the first story Heaven and Nature Sing, Carolyn Miller weaves a story of two music lovers, who are deeply devoted to one another, they were on the brink of getting engaged when family circumstances pulled them apart. How will they ever overcome their obligations and fears to find their way back into each other’s arms?

The Second Story is Far As the Curse Is Found by Amana Barrett tells the story of a woman who is struggling to provide for her illegitimate child on the streets of London. One night she encounters a scarred veteran of the Napoleonic Wars on the streets of London. Can their love conqueror their broken pasts.

In the final story Wonders of His Love by Erica Vetsch we are introduced who a Scots painter who has a hidden identity finds work at a noble manor house over the holidays. He could never imagined he would fall in love with a widow there, a widow who is normally frozen to everyone. But now he desires nothing more than to thaw her frozen heart.

I give Joy to the World five out of Five Stars!

Happy Reading!

Michelle Renee Kidwell

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge in the light: Helen Keller