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Nicole Zoltack


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My Post Holiday Romance Review of

Joy To The World51sq27rdanlby Nicole Zoltack

Publication Date: May 7, 2016

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Publisher’s Description:

Unbeknownst to Eliza Berkeley, the second daughter of a baron, the man she thought she was going to marry was not Stephen Huntington, the Duke of Wyndale. Thankfully, the reprobate does not appear for the wedding. The true duke arrives instead. Will a match formed originally through deceit blossom into love this Christmas? Or will the imposter ensure neither experiences happiness ever again?

Joy to the World originally appeared in the Bluestocking Belles’ Mistletoe, Marriage, & Mayhem box set.

My Thoughts:

What would you think if the bridegroom that showed up on your wedding day was not the man you expected?

That is what happens to our Heroine, Eliza Berkley in this novella by Nicole Zoltack.

I got this free read over Christmas through Insta Freebie. It is a delightful short read but I feel the plot is a little bit shallow to make me want it to extend into a full novel. In most cases when I read a novella I wish it had been longer. This is not the case with this one. There is just enough story here to satisfy the reader and I feel it’s development had reached it’s limits.

I found that the characters were well thought out and the storyline is unique in this sweet novella with holiday undertones.

I would give this very well written short read a 3.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and 1 of 5 flames for heat. There are only a few passionate kisses along the way to this couple’s Happily Ever After.


Masked Love

Beyond Boundaries Book 1

by Nicole Zoltack

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Isabelle will do anything for her lady, even accompany her to a masquerade ball. Lady Theodosia needs extra support for tomorrow she will meet the man her par-ents have pledged her to.

Meeting an enchanting young man during the course of the evening makes Isabelle wish for a life she can never have. Imagine her shock when he shows up the next morning, announcing his claim on Lady Thedosia.

Torn between duty and desire, Isabelle hopes for something more this Christmas.


Love Before Honor

by Nicole Zoltack

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To avenge his love’s death, Sir Gerald challenges her murderer to a duel. Her twin, however, feels 51htrv2hxblthat Alice never loved the knight and gives him a tea that sends him to into the future, to the Regency era.

Lady Vanessa seeks a Christmas treat when she hears something outside the manor. Upon investigation, she sees a man dressed in armor. Unwilling to turn away a confused man with the approaching holiday, she convinces her parents to house Gerald until the new year.

Scandal has forced her parents to accept William as their daughter’s best chance at marriage. Although rich, he does not understand her or her love of books, whereas Gerald listens to her, confides in her and she him. With the approaching holiday, nothing is certain – not whether Gerald can discover a way back to his duel, whether he can move on from Alice, and not whether this Christmas will be a happy one for either Gerald or Vanessa.


Nine Ladies Dancing

A Boxed Set of Ten Sweet and Clean Regency Romances

51jawd-hg6lebook: Published October 14th 2016

by Kay Springsteen, Miranda D. Nelson, Felicia Rogers, Sherry Gloag, Kim Bowman, Elizabeth Hanbury, Patricia Kiyono, Ruth J. Hartman, Nicole Zoltack, Vivian Roycroft 

Ten bestselling authors present ten Regency romances — some traditionally sweet, some clean, some mildly sensuous — in a boxed set you won’t want to miss!

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The Toymaker by Kay Springsteen:

Lady Ivy Plumthorne is a worry to her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Wythorpe. Desiring only that she be as happily wed as her younger sister, they’ve spent the past year parading prospective suitors in front of her. But she finds none of the suitors… suitable. With Christmas approaching, they find one more suitor, the Duke of Greenbriar. But Ivy’s already met the man of her dreams… and he’s a toymaker.

Forgotten Friend by Miranda D. Nelson:

Coralyn Fairchild wants to return to her aunt and uncle’s quiet country estate in Roselund Heights, near the seashore, where she laughed and played with her friend Christopher as a child. But when Coralyn finally is allowed to return for a Christmas holiday, can she reconnect with Christopher, or will her mother’s rules get in the way — again?

The Case of the Missing Cross by Felicia Rogers:

Justin Blakemoor and Magnolia Quinn have been friends for years. When Lady Sybil finds her husband’s precious golden cross missing, she is happy to accept their help. The thief is slippery, but is he too evasive for the pair? Magnolia has a few tricks up her sleeve that might even surprise Justin.

No Job for a Woman by Sherry Gloag:

Julian Fanshaw answers a call for help from his lifelong friend Lord Worth to help keep his friend’s widowed sister, Deborah, safe from her increasingly vindictive neighbours. It doesn’t take him or Freddie long to realise the Grangers aren’t using her as a long-promised act of revenge against them, but are playing a deeper and far more sinister game of their own.

The Duke of Christmas Past by Kim Bowman:

The only thing Donovan Ellis, seventh Duke of Gatewood, wants for Christmas is for it to be over. Too much sadness surrounds the holiday. But when a ghostly apparition visits him, claiming things can be set right, can Donovan believe? Can he trust the Duke of Christmas Past? Or will meddling in the past bring more heartache than he already has to bear?

Ice Angel by Elizabeth Hanbury:

Mysterious young widow Isabella, Lady Vane arrives in London and is christened ‘Ice Angel’ for her reserved manner and ethereal beauty. Hal, the Earl of Bramwell, has no desire for a serious relationships since his bitter disappointment years earlier. Yet once their paths cross, Hal’s interest is sparked and he becomes obsessed with discovering what lies beneath the ravishing Isabella’s icy exterior.

Three French Inns by Patricia Kiyono:

Peter Brown joined His Majesty’s Army in the fight against Napoleon, but when he was wounded, a lovely French woman tended him. She was a recent widow, and they were on opposing sides of the war, so they went their separate ways. But he never forgot his “bel ange” — his beautiful angel.

Romancing the Dustman’s Daughter by Ruth Hartman:

Augustus Sinclair has a broken heart. His betrothed has dropped him for his best friend. Former best friend. When he meets Anne Balfour, though, he questions whether he’d ever really been in love with his fiancé. Some of Anne’s reactions to what he considers everyday activities are puzzling, but that doesn’t stop him from falling head over heels for the first time in his life.

 Scandal on Half Moon Street by Vivian Roycroft:

Despite Frederick’s many perfections, Anne’s mama has forbidden her to speak with him, much less marry him. Now the most notorious duke in the ton, Ernst Anton Oldenburg,Duke Cumberland, is making a play for her. Who’s the right man? And will her reputation survive the Duke’s assault long enough to find out?

Yuletide Hope by Nicole Zoltack:

On the run from her previous employer, Jane Seton forges a letter of recommendation and secures herself a position at a new household as a lady’s maid. There she meets the charming butler Liam Stanley who is endeavoring to move on from his wife’s passing. Will this Christmas be one of hope for them? Or are they too broken to be made whole ever again?


About The Author:

00a2564275f5f765b547b1ab3b1bd441Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially romance, whether fantasy, paranormal, or regency. She’s also an editor for MuseItUp Publishing and works as a freelance editor and ghostwriter.

When she’s not writing about gentlemen and their ladies, knights, superheroes, or witches, she loves to spend time with her loving husband, three energetic young boys, and precious baby girl. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV shows are The Walking Dead and Gotham.

To learn more about Nicole and her work, visit www.NicoleZoltack.com. Her email is Nicole.Zoltack@gmail.com. She can be found on most any social media site under Nicole Zoltack.

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