Genre: Fantasy/New Adult/Holiday
Number of Pages: 58
Publication Date: April 25, 2015
Rating: out of 5
Themes: Family, Love, Marriage, Compromise
Henry and Rose are feeling the pressures of being married and having a baby dragon to take care of. They are stressed, overtired, and frankly don’t know what to do with Virgil, their two-month old dragon.
When Virgil accidentally burns down the Christmas tree, the newlyweds are at their wits end.
Will they be able to come together and solve their issues before Christmas?
What an adorable and pleasant read! Ms. Sorensen has done it again – she has provided another short read that is full of innocence, yet full of intrigue.
Even though this is the third book in the Dragon Eggs series, it can be read as a standalone. Each character in this quick read is likable, the plot flows well from one scene to the next, and the writing is impeccable. I honestly cannot find anything ‘wrong’ or any ‘issues’ in this read.
Virgil, the dragon, is my favorite character in all of this. He’s innocent, sweet, and yet can be dangerous now that he is using his fire-breathing ability. But, being a baby, he has no idea what danger really is, he just knows when he needs the essentials – food, cleanup when he’s wet, nap times, and play time.
Though this is a fantasy read, the young married couple, Rose and Henry, face common issues in any real-life relationship. Such as, identifying who does what around the house, compromising, and agreeing on how to raise a baby. Now, the baby is a dragon here, but he’s still a newborn! 🙂 In addition, this story is set in the 1920s, so there are also issues of what a ‘woman’s role’ should be versus a ‘man’s role’ in the household. I found all these challenges were placed well and logically throughout the book.
Overall, I loved every minute of this book, and can see myself revisiting it. Sorensen has created a lovely and interesting story, and I can’t wait for the next one to come!