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My Review of

The Laird’s Christmas Kiss

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The Lairds Most Likely Book 2

by Anna Campbell

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Print Length: 170 pages

Publication Date: October 27, 2018

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Synopsis:

Deck the halls with mistletoe! 

For years, shy wallflower Elspeth Douglas has pined for the attentions of dashing Brody Girvan, Laird of Invermackie. But the rakish Highlander doesn’t even know she’s alive. This Christmas, she realizes that she’ll never be happy until she stops loving her brother’s handsome friend. Except it turns out that Brody isn’t singing from the same Christmas carol sheet—Elspeth decides she’s not interested in him anymore, just as he decides he’s very interested indeed. With interfering friends and a crate of imported mistletoe thrown into the mix, the stage is set for a house party rife with secrets, clandestine kisses, misunderstandings, heartache, scandal, and love triumphant.

Down with love!

Ever since she was fifteen, shy wallflower Elspeth Douglas has pined in vain for the attentions of dashing Brody Girvan, Laird of Invermackie. But the rakish Highlander doesn’t even know she’s alive. Now she’s twenty, she realizes that she’ll never be happy until she stops loving her brother’s handsome friend. When family and friends gather at Achnasheen Castle for Christmas, she intends to show the world that’s she’s all grown up, and grown out of silly crushes on gorgeous Scotsmen. So take that, my gallant laddie! 

Girls just want to have fun…

Except it turns out that Brody isn’t singing from the same Christmas carol sheet. Elspeth decides she’s not interested in him anymore, just as he decides he’s very interested indeed. In fact, now he looks more closely, his friend Hamish’s sister is pretty and funny and forthright – and just the lassie to share his Highland estate. Convincing his little wren of his romantic intentions is difficult enough, even before she undergoes a makeover and becomes the belle of Achnasheen. For once in his life, dissolute Brody is burdened with honorable intentions, while the lady he pursues is set on flirtation with no strings attached.

Deck the halls with mistletoe!

With interfering friends and a crate of imported mistletoe thrown into the mix, the stage is set for a house party rife with secrets, clandestine kisses, misunderstandings, heartache, scandal, and love triumphant.

My Thoughts:

Since she was fifteen, shy wallflower Elspeth Douglas has pined in vain for the attentions of dashing Brody Girvan,her brother’s handsome friend. Now she decides she isn’t interested in her brother’s friend anymore.

As Brody looks more closely, his friend Hamish’s sister is pretty and funny and forthright – and just the lassie to share his Highland estate.
Convincing Elspeth of his romantic intentions is hard enough, but then Elspeth undergoes a makeover that turns her into the Belle of the ball.

Will love triumph over a house full of interfering friends, misunderstandings and kisses under the mistletoe?

I loved this delightfully funny Christmas novella.
Full of misunderstood best intentions with a crowd that interferes at every turn these star crossed lovers may never get together.

I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. This novella is full of stolen kisses and gets 3 of 5 flames for intimacy.

Given that this is book #2 of this series and that I haven’t read book #1 I find no reason that you can’t enjoy each one as a standalone.
I have read other books by Anna Campbell and always enjoy what she creates.



A Match Made in Mistletoe

A Regency Novella

by Anna Campbell

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match in mistletoeA mistletoe wish…

All her life, Serena Talbot has been in love with the handsome boy next door, Sir Paul Garside. She always eagerly looks forward to Paul’s visit to her family over the Festive Season, even if he usually brings along his dark, sardonic friend Lord Hallam. This year, Serena is determined that Paul’s kiss under the mistletoe will lead to a proposal. Even if she has to enlist every ounce of Christmas magic she can get her hands on to make that happen. 

But the mistletoe gets it wrong! 

When Serena slips a sprig of mistletoe from the village kissing bough under her pillow, it’s not Paul who turns up in her dreams as the man she’s going to marry, but brooding, intense, annoying Giles Farraday, Marquess of Hallam. Still more annoying, once everyone arrives for the annual Christmas house party, she can’t stop watching Giles, and thinking about Giles. And kissing Giles, whether there’s mistletoe about or not. Now Paul wants to marry her, and Giles wants to seduce her–and Serena has a bone to pick with the old wives who came up with all this superstitious nonsense in the first place. 

A Christmas of confusion lies ahead! Will mistletoe magic lead the way to a happy ending?



A Grosvenor Square Christmas

A Grovesnor Square Christmas

Four breathtakingly romantic tales of a Regency Christmas

from four bestselling romance authors.

by Shana Galen, Vanessa Kelly, Anna Campbell & Kate Noble

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Down through the years, enchantment touches a tall gray house in Grosvenor Square. The legend of Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball promises true love and happiness to one lucky couple. Who will feel the magic this winter?

1803 – The Seduction of a Duchess by Shana Galen

Rowena Harcourt, the Duchess of Valère, never forgot the handsome footman who helped her escape the French Revolution. For fourteen years, Gabriel Lamarque has loved Rowena—now at Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball, has fate finally delivered a chance to win her hand?

1818 – One Kiss for Christmas by Vanessa Kelly

Nigel Dash is London’s most reliable gentleman, a reputation he never minded until he fell in love with beautiful Amelia Easton. Unfortunately, Amelia sees Nigel as a dependable friend, not a dashing suitor. At Lady Winterson’s famous Christmas ball, Nigel vows to change Amelia’s mind—by sweeping her off her feet.

1825 – His Christmas Cinderella by Anna Campbell 

At the season’s most glittering ball, a girl who has never dared to dream of forever after discovers a Christmas miracle.

1830 – The Last First Kiss by Kate Noble

Susannah Westforth has always loved Sebastian Beckett – but he’s only ever seen her as a friend. When Sebastian takes his Grand Tour, Susannah transforms herself into a woman he’ll notice. Now Sebastian is back, just in time for Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball – but the last thing he expects to see is his little Susie, all grown up…

You’re invited to join the whirling dance at Lady Winterson’s sparkling Christmas ball, where miracles happen and true love shines forever. How can you resist?

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A Viscount’s Reluctant Passion

Regency Historical Romance

The Derbyshire Set Book 8

by Arietta Richmond

The viscount's Reluctant PassionA Viscount who avoids society, a young lady followed by rumours, a suitor with selfish intentions, scandal narrowly averted, a rescue, a passionate love.

Ignatius (Nash) Harringdon, Viscount Challoner, prefers the country to London, and poring over estate books to attending Balls. But when his brother’s oldest friend marries, he finds himself in London, helping to arrange the wedding festivities. And when he meets Miss Wormsley, his perception of society women is turned on its head. But that is not enough to make him forget the past, and the fact that love and passion only lead to pain. So… why is he staying in London, longer than he had planned?

Miss Beatrice Wormsley is glad that her sister has found happiness, and is marrying, but she begins to wonder if she will ever find love herself. For it is clear that the gossip that has followed her since childhood has found its way into the drawing rooms of the ton. As a result, she cannot expect any titled man to want her – but that does not stop her from foolishly hoping, building dreams on the fact that Lord Challoner actually talks to her, and treats her as intelligent.

But when circumstance takes Nash out of London, and Bea finds herself with a noble suitor, she must resign herself to the fact that dreams rarely come true. Or do they? Will Nash return in time to save Bea from a trap set to compromise her? Will they each find the courage to admit their feelings? Or will their sense of duty drive them apart?

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The Marquess’ Scandalous Mistress

The Marchioness’ Second Chance

A Viscount’s Reluctant Passion

Lady Theodora’s Christmas Wish

The Duke’s Improper Love (Coming Soon)

A Gentleman’s Unconventional Courtship

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MY REVIEW of

How to Heal a Highland Heart

Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts Book 9

File Size: 1483 KB

Print Length: 228 pages

Publisher: Darbyshire Publishing LLC

Publication Date: August 29, 2019

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Highland heartFate bound them together, but love will set them free.

With no chance of escape…

When Patience Kincaide learns she’s being forced to wed for a third time, she’s desperate to compel her husband-to-be to stay away from her. Both her previous husbands were shockingly cruel, and she holds no hope this time will be different, especially since the man is known as the Savage Slayer. Her plan is simple: pretend she’s crazy. But what happens when the man she thinks she wed turns out to be hiding behind a facade cleverer than her own, one that conceals passion she didn’t believe possible and tenderness she never dreamed existed? What’s a lass to do when the very man she successfully drove away is the only one she’s ever wanted near?

The best laid plans…

A second son relegated to life in the shadows, Highlander Brodee Blackswell left home to serve as the enforcer for the King of Scots, longing to one day govern his own lands and castle. And now that Brodee has become a legendary warrior, the king grants him exactly that. But even rewards have a price. The castle comes with a broken, albeit beautiful, lass he must wed. Yet for a man with no desire to marry, a woman lost in her own world might just be the best possible option. Except Brodee quickly discovers who Patience truly is, and the complicated, caring lass is awakening parts of himself he’d rather leave dead.

May be their undoing…

The potential of a dazzling future dangles just within reach for Brodee and Patience, but dangers they never conceived consume them, threatening their fragile, newfound trust. Their only hope of survival is to shed their meticulously crafted masks and relinquish the pain of the past to embrace the promise of healing, enduring love.

*If you love romantic, page-turning books set in the mysterious, rugged Medieval Highlands that are about honorable, alpha Scottish warriors and the brave heroines who capture their hearts, then this is the perfect novel for you!*

Secrets, seduction, and romance sizzle in the Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts novels from USA Today bestselling author Julie Johnstone.

MY THOUGHTS:

Fate bound them together, but love will set them free, with no chance of escape…

When Patience Kincaide learns she’s being forced to wed for a third time, she’s desperate to compel her husband-to-be to stay away from her. Her plan is simple: pretend she’s crazy.
But what happens when the man she thinks she wed turns out to be hiding behind a façade cleverer than her own. Brodee conceals his passionate nature and tenderness behind that very façade.

A second son relegated to life in the shadows, Highlander Brodee Blackswell left home to serve as the enforcer for the King of Scots, longing to one day govern his own lands and castle.Now that

Brodee has become a legendary warrior, the king grants him exactly that. But even rewards have a price. The castle comes with a broken, albeit beautiful, lass he must wed, a woman who has been wed two other times to cruel men who had no care for her.

The potential of a dazzling future dangles just within reach for Brodee and Patience, but dangers they never conceived consume them, threatening their fragile, newfound trust. Their only hope of survival is to shed their meticulously crafted masks and relinquish the pain of the past to embrace the promise of healing, enduring future of love.

Brodee and Patience are a couple with much mistrust between them. With so much danger around them they may be the only hope for one another.
A broken wife and a warrior who wants his own lands even if it does come with a price that he isn’t exactly willing to take on.

This may have been the best book in this series yet! Although part of a series this book can easily be read as a standalone title.

I gave this book 4.4 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization.
I received a complimentary copy of this book to read.

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A Gingerbread Romance

Based On the Hallmark Channel Original Movie

by Lacey Baker

File Size: 1942 KB

Publisher: Hallmark Publishing

Publication Date: September 17, 2019

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Language: English

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Digital List Price: $5.99

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Synopsis:

A Gingerbread RomanceTaylor’s architectural firm enters her in a contest in which the teams will design and build life sized gingerbread houses. After the contest, Taylor will likely be getting a promotion to a position in another city. But Taylor’s original partner soon backs out, and she needs to find a replacement.

When she meets Adam, a baker and single dad, at a local bakery, she convinces him to partner with her for the contest. After all, winning would give the bakery and his designs much needed exposure.

For years Taylor has been resistant to call anywhere “home” for fear it would only be temporary. But the time she spends with Adam and his daughter Brook in their cozy home, decorating for Christmas, and enjoying Philadelphia’s holiday traditions, fills her with a longing for a place to call her own.

As an architect, she designs beautiful buildings… But will her heart ever find a place to call home?


My Thoughts:

Taylor’s architectural firm enters her in a contest to build life-sized gingerbread houses. After the contest, she’s likely to get a promotion to a position in Paris. This is what she is certain she wants until she meets Adam, a baker and single dad. She convinces him to be her partner in the contest. After all, winning would give his bakery much-needed exposure.
This heartwarming Hallmark Christmas tale is just what you need to get you in the Holiday spirit. It’s the first time I’ve read a book by Lacey Baker and it’s a good one that based on the Hallmark Movie.
Make certain to pick up this Christmas Romance to get you in the right mood for the upcoming holidays.
I gave this book0 4.25 of 5.0 stars for story line and characterization.
This is a sweet Christmas tale because after all it’s based on a Hallmark movie.
I received a complimentary copy of this book to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



My New Release Review of

To Wed a Wild Scot

Besotted Scots #2 

by Anna Bradley

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Print Length: 259 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 151610949X

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Publication Date: September 17, 2019

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To Wed a Wild ScotSome brides like it wilder…

A single lady of birth, beauty, and large fortune should not have this much trouble making a match. Yet after two failed betrothals, Lady Juliana Bernard is in a bind. She must find a husband at once or lose guardianship of her beloved niece. Her childhood friend the Duke of Blackmore is her last, best hope, but once she tracks him down in Scotland, she receives startling news.

First, the duke is already engaged. Second, it’s his brother Logan’s fault Juliana is now lacking a bridegroom. So, what’s a lady to do when she’s lost her betrothed? Marry his scandalous brother, the Laird of Clan Kinross.

Wooing does not go well at first. But just as Juliana begins to welcome the boisterous but tenderhearted Scot into her life (and her bed), secrets come between them once more. And it will take a determined husband indeed to ensure that a marriage begun in haste leads not to heartache…but to love.

My Thoughts:

A single lady of birth, beauty, and large fortune should not have this much trouble making a match. Yet after two failed betrothals, Lady Juliana Bernard is in a bind. She must find a husband at once or lose guardianship of her beloved niece.
Enter the twin brother of her best friend. She has taken an instant dislike for this stubborn and trouble making Scot but he is now her only hope to keep custody of her beloved niece.
Her best friend the duke is already engaged. The only other option is the duke’s scandalous brother, Logan, Laird of Clan Kinross. But Logan is the reason she is in this predicament.
Can this unlikely pair put aside their differences and marry for the sake of an innocent child or will they find love in this outlandish scheme?
I was hooked from page one. I loved this newest Besotted Scots book by Anna Bradley. I couldn’t put it down.
I gave this book 4.7 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. Some of the characters were familiar to me from book #1 of this series.
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Sabrina York – Cooped Up For Christmas – It was supposed to be an easy gig—working as a concierge at a luxury lodge for the super rich over Christmas—but then he had to show up. The boy who broke my heart all those years ago. But former Navy SEAL Cameron Cooper isn’t exactly a boy anymore.

Tamara Ferguson – A Kiss Under A Blue Christmas Moon – Blue Moon’s band leader, Noah’s been crazy about Mia since the moment they met at a magical beach concert, but Mia’s father sabotages their romance before Noah goes to war. Six years after escaping her controlling father, Mia’s returned to Crystal Rock to find Lieutenant Noah Erikson’s never stopped loving her. 

Jen Talty – Alaskan Christmas – Flynn Wagner sets off to the frozen tundra and the Mistletoe Lodge, prepared for endless stories about her mother. However, nothing can prepare her for coming face to face with the one man she couldn’t get out from under her skin. At the lodge, Colton Granger never expected to find the woman who had changed his life forever in high-heeled boots, a winter coat that wouldn’t keep a person warm, and a killer smile that would soon melt his heart.

Natalie Ann – Christmas Love – Former model, Noelle Bennett has decided she wants to be behind the camera instead of in front of it. Just her and the woods around her little home, snapping pictures of the winter landscape and historic Inns. Then how did sexy veterinarian Dr. Chase Martin talk her into adopting a puppy and wondering if the peaceful life wasn’t what she wanted all along?

Pam Binder – Christmas Makeover – Mistaken as a wedding and events planner, the out-of-work dog walker, is hired to transform a rundown inn into a Medieval themed-wedding destination. But the owner’s handsome son, Owen, has other plans for the Inn. 

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Lauren Gayle – A Southern Lights Christmas – When a rare winter storm covers their Christmas getaway with bone-chilling snow and ice, two strangers are challenged with the reality of winter in a southern town.



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My New Release Review of

The Landowner’s Secret

The Landowner's Secret

by Sonya Heaney

File Size: 589 KB

Publisher: Escape Publishing (September 1, 2019)

Publication Date: September 12, 2019

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New South Wales, 1885

When Alice Ryan wakes to find thugs surrounding her cottage, on the hunt for her no-good brother, she escapes into the surrounding bush.

It is wealthy landowner Robert Farrer who finds her the next morning, dishevelled, injured, and utterly unwilling to share what she knows. With criminals on the loose and rumours that reckless bushrangers have returned to the area, Robert is determined to keep Alice out of danger, and insists on taking her into his home-despite the scandal it may cause. Convincing her to stay on with him for her own safety, however, is going to take some work.

What Robert doesn’t expect is his growing attraction to the forthright, unruly woman staying in his home. Before either of them can settle into their odd new situation, their home and well being come under threat and they will need to trust each other to survive. But they are both keeping secrets, secrets that have the potential to ruin their burgeoning love, their livelihood … and their lives.

My Thoughts:

When Alice Ryan wakes to find thugs surrounding her cottage, on the hunt for her no-good brother, she escapes into the surrounding bush.
It is wealthy landowner Robert Farrer who finds her the next morning, disheveled, injured, and utterly unwilling to share what she knows. With criminals on the loose and rumors that reckless bush rangers have returned to the area, Robert is determined to keep Alice out of danger.
What Robert doesn’t expect is his growing attraction to the forthright, unruly woman staying in his home. Before either of them can settle into their odd new situation, their home and wellbeing come under threat.
Can these two trust each other enough to survive?
This is a well written debut novel with a great deal of mistrust and passion.
I was rather surprised by the quality of this novel from this new on the scene author. Now I am looking forward to more.
I gave this debut effort a lofty 4.3 of 5.0 stars for story line and characterization.
This is an unusually good book for a first time author.
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Regency Trivia – Commoner or Common Born

Just Thought I’d share!

Ella Quinn ~ Author

During the Regency there was an important decision between a commoner and a person who is common born.

Everyone who was not a peer, peeress, or royal was a commoner. That includes the sons and daughters of peers. Even that gentleman with a courtesy title is a commoner. This distinction is important. Peers and peeresses had several privileges. They could not be thrown into debtor’s prison. If brought up on allegations of a crime or in a civil suit (even divorce) the trial had to take place in the House of Lords.

A person that was common born was not part of the gentry. In other words, the person was of a lower social class. Another way of putting it is that the person is not gently born.

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Seeing Danger

Seeing Danger

A Sinclair & Raven Novel Book 2

by Wendy Vella

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Seeing DangerFrom #1 bestselling author Wendy Vella, comes a captivating new series that will have you enthralled from the first page!

Lord Devonshire Sinclair understands his family’s heightened senses are a result of a long ago pact between the Sinclairs and the powerful Raven family. To Honor and Protect is their creed. He has also accepted that no woman could live at his side and understand what he is capable of…until now. 
Miss Lilliana Braithwaite has always appeared a woman of little sense, with a tendency to dress like a color-blind field mouse. Dev had, for two years, ignored her until one night he finds her on the streets of London, attempting to rescue a child, and thereby hurling herself into danger. From that day forth everything between them changes, and in Lilly he finds the woman who could tame his heart. However, she does not appear convinced by that fact. 
With only a matter of months before she receives her inheritance Lilly is determined to hold her secrets close. No easy task when Lord Sinclair seems equally determined to meddle in her affairs. Lilly tries to repel him, but finds herself weakening as he rescues her from the fiend intent on disrupting her plans. Soon she can not walk away from Dev, but can she allow herself to trust him enough to give him her heart?

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  3. Touched By Danger
  4. Scent Of Danger
  5. Vision Of Danger
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The Jewels of Kinfairlie Sale

I have read book #1 of this series and it’s a very good book.

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Sale on the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixThe Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances are on sale this month, from today through the 29th.

The Beauty Bride (book one) is free.

The Rose Red Bride (book two) is 99 cents.

The Snow White Bride (book three) is $2.99 US.

Remember that this series is also available in audio, narrated by Saskia Maarleveld.

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Wonderful Wednesday Bargains, Freebies & Reviews



A Recent Release FREEBIE!

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The Blushing Bride

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by Jaclyn Hardy

Genre: Historical Romance,

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The Blushing Bride CoverCharlotte loves nothing more than a good mail order bride novel, so when Dr. Lachele says that she can send them to take part in any love story that they want, Charlotte knows exactly where and what time period she wants to go. She thinks the life she wants can be found in 1880 in Idaho Territory.

Joshua has worked hard preparing his new homestead and now he just needs a wife to help take care of his home. The advertisement for Charlotte promises the perfect fit, and he is excited to meet his new wife.

Life in this new time isn’t as easy as Charlotte expected, and each day brings a new challenge. Joshua is everything Charlotte could have ever imagined, but home sickness for the comforts of the twenty-first century is almost too much to bear.

Will Charlotte give up and return to the home she loves? Or will Joshua show her that she has everything she needs right there?

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My Christmas Darling 

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A Delightfully Uplifting Holiday Romance

Snowdrop Valley Series Book 1

by Vivien Mayfair

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A SNOWDROP VALLEY BEGINNING…

Escape to snow-blanketed Manhattan in December where chestnuts roast on street vendors carts, visitors ice skate under the stars, and storefronts brim with twinkle lights. Let Christmas warm you all year round in this sweet, wholesome, holiday romance.

Christmas has come to New York, but it doesn’t feel very festive for Lucy Carpenter. Single, disgruntled in love from past hurts, she disappears into the world of books as a manuscript reader for a mid-level publishing company on the East Side. Plagued with guilt for a mistake that took her mom’s eyesight, Lucy dreams of achieving financial success despite growing medical bills and unpaid rent. Her only hope of survival is to publish her little Christmas novel despite repeat rejections by big publishers. When her boss requests her publishing recommendations for the month, Lucy submits her manuscript under a false identity against strict company guidelines in what becomes the great holiday literary hoax of Manhattan where lies spin out of control and stockings are filled with coal instead of chocolates.

Known as the ice fish of Big Apple Books, William Harcourt longs for acceptance from a nit-picky father who rules the publishing industry with an iron fist. When a sweet Christmas manuscript about a father and daughter in a fictional book town crosses his desk, he believes it to be the ticket that will bring his company into the Top Five and finally gain him his father’s love. What he didn’t expect was to fall in love over email with an enchanting mystery author whose book thawed his wounded heart and opened his eyes to the true meaning of self-acceptance and self-love. My Christmas Darling is a heartwarming holiday romance to remind us why we love Christmas. This adorable love story draws you in fireside and proves how the spirt of the season goes beyond pretty wrapped packages under a tree. 

Cozy up with a crochet blanket and a cup of peppermint hot cocoa and absorb into a festive world where books reign and true-love wishes come true. Ideal reading for fans of sweet and clean contemporary romance authors such as Debbie Macomber, Sheila Roberts, Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant, and Debbie Mason. A sweet Christmas romance for all.

The Snowdrop Valley Series:

My Christmas Darling
A Sleepy Hollow Kiss
Wedding at Walden Pond
Once Upon a Thanksgiving
Dreams of Mistletoe

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MY THOUGHTS:

Christmas has come to New York, but it doesn’t feel very festive for Lucy Carpenter. Single, disgruntled in love from past hurts, she disappears into the world of books as a manuscript reader for a mid-level publishing company on the East Side.
Lucy dreams of achieving financial success despite growing medical bills and unpaid rent. Her only hope of survival is to publish her little Christmas novel despite repeat rejections.

Known as the ice fish of Big Apple Books, William Harcourt longs for acceptance from a nitpicky father who rules the publishing industry with an iron fist. When a sweet Christmas manuscript about a father and daughter in a fictional book town crosses his desk, he believes it to be the ticket that will bring his company into the Top Five and finally gain him his father’s love. 

My Christmas Darling is a heartwarming holiday romance to remind us why we love Christmas. This adorable love story draws you in fireside and proves how the spirt of the season goes beyond pretty-wrapped packages under a tree. 

The ending will come as a big surprise. It also makes you want for more. This would make an excellent holiday movie.
I gave this sweet holiday romance that will make you want to laugh out loud one minute and cry buckets of tears the next 4.4 of 5.0 stars for story line and characterization.
I loved this book and was happy to locate another new yet unpublished book in this series.
I received a complimentary copy to read through BookSirens.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



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Introducing Darcy Burke’s

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The Red Hot Earl

Love is All Around Book 1

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Quirky and prone to outbursts, young Ashton Rutledge was bullied for being different. Now the Earl of Buckleigh, he’s learned to manage himself—mostly—and is eager to put the past behind him. Unfortunately, the men who tormented him are up to their old tricks while his oldest and dearest friend, Bianca, needs all their help to save the annual holiday party. Only Ash can’t work with them—not even for the woman who is suddenly sparking more than friendship in his heart.

Furious when her brother refuses to host the St. Stephen’s Day party, Lady Bianca Stafford is committed to giving the villagers their celebration. The local gentlemen are all nincompoops, save Ash. In him, she sees salvation for their local tradition, and perhaps a future she never expected. But her brother has other plans for her—a Season and marriage, and not to Ash. When disaster strikes, Ash must keep himself in check and find a path to forgiveness if he wants to win a love for all time.


The Gift of the Marquess

Love is All Around Book 2

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The Marchioness of Darlington wants nothing more than to be a mother, but after nearly three childless years of marriage, Poppy believes she is barren. Her sadness is eclipsed by anger and hurt, however, when she learns that her husband does not share her despair, and she suspects he is having an affair. Unsure where to turn, she distances herself from him and rededicates herself to helping the women and children at the poorhouse—they are all she has.

Gabriel Kirkwood, the Marquess of Darlington, is certain his wife will die in childbirth just like her mother, his mother, and his sister, so he is relieved when they are unable to conceive. Even so, he knows how desperately she wants a child and watching her struggle with her disappointment is a knife in his heart. When he meets a young pregnant woman who doesn’t want her baby, he glimpses a possibility to give his beloved a happy ever after. But feeling Poppy slip away, he only hopes it won’t be too late.


Joy to the Duke

Love is All Around Book 3

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SYNOPSIS:

Denied the woman of his dreams by his father’s meddling, Calder Stafford, has spent the last decade proving himself to be self-sufficient, austere, and utterly uninterested in joy. Now that he is the Duke of Hartwell, he’ll enact his revenge by abolishing the holiday traditions his father loved so well. His sisters will not sway him and neither will the woman—newly returned to town—who was stolen from him.

Returning to Hartwell to care for her mother, widow Felicity Garland is delighted to be back home, especially for the holidays. However, the jolly festivities she expects are nowhere to be found. When she goes to the source of the problem—the duke—she’s astonished to see how much the young man she once loved has hardened. It’s up to her to break through the impenetrable fortress around his heart—not just to save Christmas, but to save him.



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Review: The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean (2015)

Although not her newest this sounds like a book I’d like to read.

The Smut Report

Scandal and Scoundrel, Book 1

Heat Factor: Lots of cunnilingus. I can get behind this. 

Character Chemistry: “We don’t even like each other!”

Plot: She needs a ride to Mayfair, so she stows away in his carriage. And ends up going all the way to Cumbria. Whoops. (Basically: Almost to Scotland. We all know what happens when you go to Scotland in Regency Smut.) 

Overall: A really fun read, despite some of the “No YOU deserve better” nonsense that occurs.


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#Blog Tour | The Orphan Daughter (Reckoner’s Row #1) by Sheila Riley #TheOrphanDaughter #ExclusiveExcerpt @1sheilariley @BoldwoodBooks

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I am interested in this debut novel.

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Hello my lovely friends, I have the great pleasure to be today’s stop on this brilliant blog tour for The Orphan Daughter by Sheila Riley, I am so excited to be sharing an exclusive excerpt for you all, this sneaky little snippet has definitely made me want to go out and grab a copy of this book and I’m sure it will do the same with you too. So crab a cuppa and enjoy.

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  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Boldwood Books (5 Sept. 2019)

Winter, Liverpool 1947.

Evie Kilgaren is a fighter.

Abandoned by her mother and with her father long gone, she is left to raise her siblings in dockside Liverpool, as they battle against the coldest winter on record. But she is determined to make a life for herself and create a happy home for what’s left of her family.

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Two For Tuesday Bargains, Freebies & Reviews

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A Prince of My Own

(Forever Yours #6)

by Stacy Reid

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a prince of my own coverOne tempting kiss may be her undoing….

Lady Miranda Cheswick’s is beautiful, witty, intelligent, and the family’s great expectations are for her to marry a prince or a duke! A duty she intends to fulfill despite the craving in her heart to marry for love. An accident leaves her stranded at the country estate of the enigmatic and charming Dr. Astor, a man to whom she is inexplicably attracted. 

Dr. Simon Astor has little expectation of making a grand society match. His sole focus should be on caring for his patients and raising funds for the hospital he hopes to build. But the delectable and witty Miranda tempts him at every turn, he soon finds himself falling for her irresistible charm, and wants to marry her.

Except Miranda’s mother’s devious plot will test Miranda and Simon’s resolve. Is their love strong enough to triumph?

MY THOUGHTS:

Lady Miranda is beautiful, witty, intelligent, and the family’s great expectations are for her to marry a prince or a duke! This is a duty she intends to fulfill despite the craving in her heart to marry for love.

Dr. Simon Astor has little expectation of making a grand society match. His sole focus should be on caring for his patients and raising funds for the hospital he hopes to build.
Will this unlikely pair be able to get past Miranda’s family’s expectations of her or will this be the end to their relationship?
This is a well written novella. I breezed through this book. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down.
This book gets 4.5 of 5.0 stars for plot, story line and characterization.
I look forward to reading more of this series by Stacy Reid.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.


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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

Sophia and the Duke

(Forever Yours #7)

by Stacy Reid

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Another witty, sensual, and smart romance in the Forever Yours series!Sophia and the Duke cover

After losing the family she loved, Miss Sophia Knightly lives a carefree and unrestricted life; her tomorrows are promised to no one. The last thing she expected was William Astor, the Duke of Wycliffe, to create the scandal of the Season by chasing after her at a ball.

William is the most compelling and sensual man Sophia has ever known, but she is not interested in resuming their kisses,guileless conversations, or his promises of forever. The duke, however, has other ideas…

William has vowed to have no other woman than Sophia Knightly and is willing to do whatever it takes to possess her. It started with a kiss, then a wicked invitation, and now there is no going back.

Soon the walls around Sophia’s heart are crumbling . . . and she realizes the greatest adventure might be right in front of her!

MY THOUGHTS:

After losing the family and the man she loved, Miss Sophia Knightly lives a carefree and unrestricted life; her tomorrows are promised to no one. 

After being told of her demise William has vowed to have no other woman than Sophia Knightly. Once he found her death to be a lie he is willing to do whatever it takes to possess her. 

This is a book that I read in one sitting. This short read has moments that will bring the reader to tears. Will the contrived by others separation be the end to their love or will it be the catalyst that propels them back together?

I loved Sophia and William’s sad tale and was pleased they got their Happily Ever After.

I gave this sexy short read 4.6 of 5.0 stars for story line and character development. Short reads don’t often have much room for character development but since we had previously met these two in other books in the series that did not signify.

I received a late complimentary ARC of this book only a day before it published so I read it on publication day.

This in no way affected my opinion of this short read that will bring you to tears and then end in joy.


THIS SERIES:

  1. The Marquess and I 
  2. The Duke and I 
  3. The Viscount and I 
  4. Misadventures with the Duke
  5. When the Earl was Wicked
  6. A Prince of My Own
  7. Sophia and the Duke
  8. The Sins of Viscount Worsley  (Coming Sept. 23rd)

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