Review of ‘The More the Merrier’ by Elena Graf
This is a short lesbian Christmas story sequel to ‘High October’. During the Holiday season, we get to visit again with Liz and Maggie in their home in Hobbs. Normally they always have their house full of guests during Christmas time. This year they planned to have some alone time to just enjoy each other after being separated for forty years. But their family and friends crashed their plans. Even though they are craving the time to be alone, they very much enjoy the invasion of friends and family.
This is a nice sequel to the author’s full novel ‘High October’, like an additional chapter. I’ve grown fond of Liz and Maggie and liked them very much, especially how they dealt with everything which was thrown in their way. My favourite character was Liz who I liked very much. She is a very direct person, sometimes even blunt, but she would do anything for her friends and family.
In ‘The More the Merrier’ there are some new characters introduced, who might come back in her next book and I’m looking forward to reading it. This is a short Christmas story, heartwarming, sweet and funny with a little family drama thrown in.
Even though it can be read as a standalone, I think you will enjoy it much more, if you read ‘High October’ before. It’s not as brilliant as ‘High October’ but it’s still entertaining. My rating 4 stars.
Many thanks to Purple Hand Press for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.