Creator: kellychambliss
Rating: K+/PG
Word Count: 13,500

The war is over, the castle has been repaired, and life at Hogwarts is returning to normal -- until mysterious letters start to arrive from "Lady Wandsdown." Bridgerton meets HP.

Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Griselda Marchbanks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Minerva McGonagall
Why You Should Check It Out:

This was my gift for 2021 HoggywartyXmas, and I couldn't have been luckier than to have the brilliant kellychambliss writing for me.

The story, a mystery with a touch of Hogwarts-flavored Regency gossip at its center, is as satisfying and decadent as a mug of really good eggnog spiked with one's favorite distilled beverage.

It features an unknown correspondent with a wry wit and keen powers of observation making matches and hay with my favorite characters' quirks and secrets. Reading it was the most (legal) fun I could have had at the holidays.

The tone is cheeky and clever, and as an added bonus, there's an elf with a self-improvement bent and hilariously expanded vocabulary, plus a helpfully unhelpful portrait!Albus, both of which give the fic just the right touch of whimsy and made me giggle like a drunken Christmas-tree fairy.

I don't think I'll be spoiling anything by telling you the ending is a treat that contains one of my favorite tropes.

Spoiler Alert!

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