The Pantomime Prince - Samantha SoRelle

The Pantomime Prince is a short holiday story set in the Victorian age with an often overlooked actor and the secret admirer that, regardless of costume, might just see him.

From the blurb:

When Teddy agrees to pretend to be his famous sister and take her role in a Christmas panto, he thinks his largest problem is going to be fitting into the costume tights without making it very clear to the
audience it’s a man playing the part.

When flowers and letters start arriving at his dressing room from a secret admirer, he knows they’re actually meant for his sister, but he can’t help dreaming they’re for him. The whole thing has him so distracted that he crashes into the same man waiting outside the stage door not once, but twice.

Each time he runs into Dr. Basil Goodall, Teddy is charmed by the handsome, witty man. He wishes the secret admirer could be someone like him, even though he knows that’s impossible.

With the final curtain about to fall, Teddy faces losing both his time with Basil and his dream of a secret admirer. But maybe with a little Christmas magic, this fairy tale can still find its happily ever after.

SNik's Review:

Short story, quick read. Historical. Single POV. 

Flowers delivered from a secret admirer lift Teddy’s spirits every night if only they were intended for him and not his sister. After all, no one knows he has taken her place in the Christmas stage pantomime of Sleeping Beauty.  

This story includes flowers with meaning, a young actor yearning for a romance of his own, and a secret admirer that tries to be brave but has to hide his desires. 

A lovely story set in the Victorian age that is sweet and had me wishing for more time spent with Teddy and Basil.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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