Once Upon A Winter's Eve is a fantastic historical romance by Tessa Dare. This is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time. Ms. Dare has given readers a well-written book with a fabulous cast of characters. Violet has enjoyed her time at Spindle Cove and is not looking forward to going home to her parents. When a man barges into the ball and drops at Violet's feet he seems familiar. Christian was sent to France to intercept packets and pass them along to the home office. Christian and Violet's story is full of suspense, action and sizzle. I enjoyed reading Once Upon A Winter's Eve and look forward to reading more from Tessa Dare in the future. Once Upon A Winter's Eve is book 1.5 of the Spindle Cove Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.