Monday, December 10, 2018

Summerfield's Angel by Kim Fielding Blog Tour

After the hard winter of 1888 ended Alby Boyle’s work as a Nebraska ranch hand, he returned to New York City in search of his long-lost family. His mother and brothers are nowhere to be found, however, and after Alby’s years of absence, Five Corners no longer feels like home. His prospects seem as dim as the nighttime alleys.

When Alby pauses to admire an angel ornament in a department store window’s Christmas display, he meets Xeno Varnham-Summerfield. Wealthy, handsome, and enthusiastic, Xeno brings Alby some temporary cheer. But for Alby to achieve his dreams of love and a real home, well, that may take a bit of holiday magic.

This book is two of seven stories which can all be read and enjoyed in any order.

The Christmas Angel Series

In 1750, a master woodcarver poured all his unrequited love, passion, and longing into his masterpiece—a gorgeous Christmas angel for his beloved’s tree. When the man he loved tossed the angel away without a second thought, a miracle happened. The angel was found by another who brought the woodcarver True Love.

Since then, the angel has been passed down, sold, lost and found, but its magic remains. Read the romances inspired by (and perhaps nudged along by) the Christmas angel through the years. Whether it’s 1700s England (Eli Easton's Christmas Angel), the 1880’s New York (Kim Fielding’s Summerfield’s Angel), the turn-of-the-century (Jordan L. Hawk’s Magician’s Angel), World War II (L.A. Witt’s Christmas Homecoming), Vietnam-era (N.R. Walker’s Soldier’s Wish), the 1990’s (Anyta Sunday’s Shrewd Angel), or 2018 (RJ Scott’s Christmas Prince), the Christmas angel has a way of landing on the trees of lonely men who need its blessing for a very Merry Christmas and forever HEA.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Summerfield’s Angel is just as enchanting as book one in the series. Set over one hundred years later, Kim Fielding takes us to New York City in 1888, where the Christmas Angel has found her way atop a Christmas tree in a local department store’s window display. Catching the attention of a returning son, Alby is mesmerized by the angel’s beauty and it is under her watchful gaze that he first meets the enigmatic Xeno. To say their first meeting was memorable is an understatement as Xeno saved Alby’s life. But Alby soon learns that he made more of an impression on Xeno than he ever expected when the men’s paths continue to cross each time Alby finds himself drawn back to the Christmas Angel. As the men strike up a tentative friendship, Alby is unable to deny the attraction he feels for Xeno, but because he considers himself to be beneath someone of Xeno’s class, he refuses to act on it… until Xeno arranges for some much needed privacy for them to indulge their mutual attraction. Yet just as it appeared that their time together was coming to an end, the Christmas Angel stepped in and gave Alby the push he needed to ride to the rescue, cementing his place in Xeno’s life while insuring the two had a future to look forward to.

I enjoyed the way in which Fielding brings two men from entirely different backgrounds and classes together, forging a bond through a painful loss that was not uncommon of that time. That Xeno was a curious man, interested in the people and the world around him, made his continued pursuit of Alby’s acquaintance believable, especially after he draws out their lunch in order to encourage Alby to share his story. I loved that Alby’s pride never came into play when he learned why his room was upgraded and instead, seized the opportunity to spend time with Xeno, cherishing their stolen moments together, and cataloging them for the time when they would be forced to go their separate ways. Understandably, I was beside myself, reading as fast as I could, when the Christmas Angel appeared to Alby, sending him to Xeno’s side when it was his turn to play the white knight riding his trusty steed to the rescue. But it was the epilogue that left me enchanted as Fielding showed us where the two men were two years later, making plans for their Christmas Day activities with family and the steps they’d take the following year to give the Christmas Angel the chance to share her blessings with others who might need her special brand of magic. It was the perfect way to end Summerfield’s Angel and left me ready to dive into book three.

Kim Fielding is the bestselling author of numerous m/m romance novels, novellas, and short stories. Like Kim herself, her work is eclectic, spanning genres such as contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, and historical. Her stories are set in alternate worlds, in 15th century Bosnia, in modern-day Oregon. Her heroes are hipster architect werewolves, housekeepers, maimed giants, and conflicted graduate students. They’re usually flawed, they often encounter terrible obstacles, but they always find love.

Kim’s novel Brute was the 2013 Rainbow Award Winner for Best Gay Fantasy and tied for fourth place for Best Gay Novel.

After having migrated back and forth across the western two-thirds of the United States, Kim calls the boring part of California home. She lives there with her husband, her two daughters, and her day job as a university professor, but escapes as often as possible via car, train, plane, or boat. This may explain why her characters often seem to be in transit as well. She dreams of traveling and writing full-time.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Summerfield's Angel (The Christmas Angel #2) by Kim Fielding to read and review for this tour.

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