While I’ve enjoyed all short stories up to this one, they were nice additions but in order to follow the story of the main series, they weren’t necessary. Now however, with Christmas Present (another Christmas short story) I would say this is the case, as the events from this short story have certain important consequences in the next books.
I did wonder when I was reading why they didn’t do this earlier, but this in no way spoiled the fun. Everything is nicely St Mary’s as always.
Christmas Present (The Chronicles of St Mary’s #4.5) – Jodi Taylor