Resting Scrooge Face

Meghan Quinn

Quick Synopsis

A sweet second chance romance between two high school sweethearts turned Scrooges.

Publisher’s Synopsis

From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a festive short romance about old flames and mistaken identities.

After a bad breakup, Nola wants nothing to do with Christmas, especially in her quaint hometown of Bright Harbor, Maine. Infuriatingly charming and cheery, Nola’s surroundings only worsen her sour mood.

To make matters worse, Caleb, the boy who broke her heart years ago, is all grown up and still living in town. While doing her best to avoid him, Nola bumps into the local mailman, who gives her a mysterious letter. And when she finds that the writer is a fellow Scrooge, she can’t help but feel her spirit lifting.

Nola writes back to her new pen pal—who, unbeknownst to Nola, is none other than Caleb. When Caleb gets a response hand delivered by the mailman, he’s intrigued by the mystery sender. A friendly correspondence develops—and quickly turns flirtatious.

Although Nola and Caleb claim they can’t stand each other, they can’t deny the simmering attraction that brought them together in the first place.

Can these nameless pen pals write their own love story—or will they be too caught up with the ghosts of their Christmases past to find a future together?

Book Review

If you typically read my reviews, you know generally I am not a fan of short stories or novellas. I find that shorter forms of writing lack character development or a fully-fleshed out plot. Because I was looking for something short, happy, and Christmas-y I decided to give this novella a try. And I am happy to report that Resting Scrooge Face was pleasantly surprising.

Resting Scrooge Face is a second-chance romance where two high school sweethearts find the Christmas spirit and each other again.

Like this book, I am going to keep my review short and sweet. I found this story to be satisfying and complete despite its length. I had a solid grasp on the characters and felt like they were well-developed, with clear motivations. The plot was feel-good, cheery, and delivered exactly what I was looking for.

Overall, if you are looking for an atmospheric Christmas tale that you can read while waiting for family to arrive, Resting Scrooge Face is a great bet.


Overall Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.


Rating: 4 out of 5.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Character Development

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Resting Scrooge Face



Publication Date
November 29, 2022

Storygraph Rating
3.50 stars

Goodreads Rating
4.73 stars

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