The Toymaker

The Toymaker - Kay Springsteen

For me, the premise of this book sounded so great, but it ultimately fell flat. The only thing that kept this from a 1 star rating was how it tied into modern times. I could actually see something like that happening to my own family!

I didn't like all the deception between the historical hero and heroine, and they often felt flat and unemotional as I was reading about them. More often than not, I was bored reading the story of their lives, and I had to force myself to keep reading. The Christmas angle felt forced and not entirely celebratory as it should have been.

Ultimately, this book wasn't for me, but it was short enough to be good for the busy holidays.