Esther Ashton’s New Dress by Kellyn Roth

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Title: Esther Ashton’s New Dress

Author: Kellyn Roth

Published by: Kellyn Roth (2017)

Synopsis: Recently-orphaned Esther Ashton doesn’t expect much from Christmas with her brother away fighting in the South Pacific, her sister-in-law hospitalized with a new baby, and her job at the department store providing little to no profit. Will Esther have any sort of a Christmas or will it be another dud?

Esther Ashton’s New Dress, a Christmas short story, is sure to delight any fan of Christmas, the 1940s, and brevity. (Taken from Goodreads.)


I thought this was super sweet, but at the same time kind of confusing. I loved all the characters, and I was captivated by the beautiful writing style. It had a sweet theme and a lighthearted feel. However, I was also confused by a lot of it. The aspect of the brother in the war seemed a little out of place, and I still don’t understand why the dress was important. I felt like it was supposed to filfull a cool theme, but I missed it. It had a lot of potential but a lot felt left unsolved. Nevertheless, I did enjoy it and thought it was a short and sweet read.

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Rating: 4.0 / 5.0

Recommended to: Anyone looking for a sweet story!

*I exchanged a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

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