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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

Twelfth Night with the Earl

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The Sutherland Sisters

by Anna Bradley

File Size: 3294 KB

Print Length: 153 pages

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Publication Date: November 14, 2017

Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services

Language: English

ASIN: B06WVGH75M

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Publisher’s Description:

When a headstrong beauty clashes with the man she once loved, she’s determined that the spirit of Christmas will open his mind, heal his heart, and perhaps give them a reason to celebrate—for many seasons
to come . . .

As far as Ethan Fortescue is concerned, his family’s seat in Cornwall is only a source of torment, one that he’s managed to avoid for two years. Now that he’s the Earl of Devon however, he can close the door on his haunted past by locking up the cursed place for good. But upon arriving at Cleves Court, he is shocked to find the house aglow with Christmas celebrations, filled with music and laughter. And right at the center of the holiday madness is the infuriating—and eternally tempting—Theodosia Sheridan . . .

Thea has always loved the town of Cleves, especially at the holidays. As a girl, she also loved Ethan with all her heart. It’s painful to see how his brother’s tragic death has embittered him. Still, she will do anything to make sure the town thrives—even if it means going to battle with Ethan to save Cleves Court. Now she has only until Twelfth Night to make a Christmas miracle happen—by proving that his childhood home can be a source of love and wonder. But before long, she finds herself wondering if she’s trying to save the house—or its handsome master…

My Thoughts:

This novella has it all. It is a blend of humor, a tragic background, and sensual intimacy.

Anna Bradley has brought all of these elements together in this delightful holiday story.

Ethan wants nothing to do with the home that holds such tragic memories.
The loss of his mother and his brother at Cleve’s Court has him wanting it closed forever.

Thea has been in love with Ethan for most of her life. She is certain that he will find his way back to Cleve’s Court even though it is the source of his pain.
Now he has returned, his only intention to close up the house for good.

Will Thea be able to change his mind? Will her efforts to save Cleve’s court and the home he wants nothing to do with lead to a future together or will it tear them apart?

I adored the trio of orphans. The twin boys and their younger sister were a source of joy and laughter. Their antics made them an essential part of this wonderfully written holiday story.

I gave this book a solid 5 of 5 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 4.5 of 5.0 flames. The intimacy is not only hot but surprisingly sweet.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


Read an Excerpt

http://www.annabradley.net/book/twelfth-night-with-the-earl/


About The Author:

Anna-Bradley-author-writerOnce upon a time, on a dark and stormy night, Anna Bradley sat with quill in hand to write a book about two people who meet, fall in love and live happily ever after.

OK, so that’s not quite true. It wasn’t a dark and stormy night, and there was no quill; only a computer. But Anna did sit down, her fingers at the keys, her head full of stories about love and happily-ever-afters.

And so a writer was born.

Anna is from Maine, and attended college on the east coast. Being a practical girl, Anna chose to major in English literature at Wheaton College, then went on to get a Master’s degree at the University of Maine in, yes, you guessed it—English literature.

Anna’s wily, career-savvy choice of major paid off. She landed a job with Chawton House Library, a rare books library featuring works by British women writers from the 1600s through the Regency period. This job required that she read books, and write about books, and buy rare books from cool places like Sotheby’s. At night, after the library closed, Anna sometimes fondled the smooth leather covers of these books and dreamed of becoming a writer.

Anna’s reading, writing and fondling led to an enduring passion for stories about love, life, and romance. Anna writes sassy, steamy Regency historical romance, often with garters, cleavage-baring gowns and riding crops. History is sexier than you think, Gentle Reader.

Anna lives near Portland, OR, where people are delightful and weird and love to read. She teaches writing and lives with her husband, two children, a variety of spoiled pets, and shelves full of books.

She is an award-winning author of Regency Historical Romances A WICKED WAY TO WIN AN EARL. A SEASON OF RUIN, LADY ELEANOR’S SEVENTH SUITOR, LADY CHARLOTTE’S FIRST LOVE, and TWELFTH NIGHT WITH THE EARL, released on November 14, 2017.

Anna lives with her husband and two children in Portland, OR, where people are delightfully weird and love to read.

Readers can get in touch with Anna via her webpage at http://www.annabradley.net, or, for all things romance (and an occasional “hot hero” pic!) please visit Anna on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/annabradley472

Photo Credit: writersdigest.com

 



Holly & Mistletoe

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A Hiatt Regency Classic Christmas Duet

by Brenda Hiatt

File Size: 4112 KB

Print Length: 328 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Dolphin Star Press (October 20, 2017)

Publication Date: October 20, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B076MZVG4L

Digital List Price: $5.99

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Publisher’s Description:

Holly and Hunt’s entire story in one volume!

Christmas Promises (a novella)

Lord Vandover regrets his promise to wed by Christmas until he meets lovely Miss Holly Paxton. Holly finds the handsome Marquess so serious she makes a promise, too: to bring joy and laughter into his life. A sparkling prequel to Christmas Bride.

Christmas Bride (a full-length novel)

All of her life, Holly has dreamed of adventure and heroics. Indeed, she would far rather be a spy for the British against Napoleon, like her twin brother, Noel, than make her London debut. That is, until she meets Hunt, the handsome Marquess of Vandover. After a whirlwind courtship, they are married on Christmas Eve—Holly’s (and Noel’s) birthday. Holly is deeply in love, and her new husband’s career in the Foreign Office allows her to rub shoulders with diplomats and ambassadors, feeding her love of adventure. The future seems full of promise until her inept attempts to assist her husband in his career—and become a heroine in her own right—leads her to trust the wrong person. Suddenly Holly is plunged into a terrible conflict of loyalties, where she must choose between saving her nearly-broken marriage–and her beloved brother’s life!



CAN’T MISS CHRISTMAS

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A NOVELLA (Mirror Lake) 

by Miranda Liasson

File Size: 1446 KB

Print Length: 64 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Miranda Liasson, LLC

Publication Date: November 7, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B0758ZJ26S

On Sale in Digital: November 7, 2017

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Publisher’s Description:

Finding love again is the best Christmas present of all.

It’s two days before Christmas and bestselling children’s author Grace Alberts needs to fulfill a promise—to make it to a book signing for the kids at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the place that did so much for her during a very rough time. But the weather’s getting awful and all flights are cancelled out of Boston, where she’s wrapping up her book tour. Then in walks her annoying but extremely sexy ex-husband, who (as usual) thinks he’s got all the answers.

Graham Walker just stopped by to get a book signed for Grace’s biggest fan, his niece, and wish Grace a Merry Christmas—why not? But he soon finds himself troubleshooting her dilemma. He’s got a Range Rover that can plow through a hundred-year Nor’easter. He’s even headed home to Philly. Trouble is, Grace’s and his past is a disaster, something he has no intention of reliving while driving through a winter storm, no matter how much he once loved her. And maybe still does.

Bad weather has a way of bringing out the best and the worst in people, and when a run in with some deer antlers leads them to a forced stop in Mirror Lake, Connecticut, anything can happen, naughty or nice. Maybe a bit of enforced alone time and some Christmas magic can be just what it takes for them to face their past—and each other—once and for all.



A Match Made in Mistletoe

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A Regency Novella

File Size: 4440 KB

Print Length: 153 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: November 30, 2016

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B01MFGNYBO

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A 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 NEW RELEASE NOVELLA

The Christmas Stranger

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A Regency Novella

by Anna Campbell

File Size: 3371 KB

Print Length: 153 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Anna Campbell (November 16, 2017)

Publication Date: November 16, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B076FPBXQ5

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Publisher’s Description:

At Christmastime, a stranger crossing the threshold means good fortune…

When Josiah Hale, society’s favorite aristocratic architect, stumbles upon an isolated manor house in the middle of a snowstorm, he feels like he’s entered a fairytale world. And Sleeping Beauty in this secret corner of Yorkshire is lovely, vulnerable Maggie Carr, surely a princess disguised as a humble housekeeper. Is Josiah her prince – or the man who will break her heart and leave her life in ruins?

But is the stranger’s arrival lucky for the girl Christmas forgot?

Maggie Carr has worked as a housekeeper at isolated Thorncroft Hall since her beloved mother died five years ago. No matter how often she tells herself she’s accustomed to being poor and alone, Christmas always stirs poignant memories of a time when she had a place in the world and a family to love. But this Christmas, a handsome stranger bursts into her solitary world and makes her feel like a desirable woman. Maggie has already lost so much to cruel fate. Now as the season advances and she finds herself in thrall to the man who challenges her loneliness and turns winter nights to sultry summer, what price will this irresistible passion demand of her?

Will the Yuletide enchantment vanish with the season’s decorations? Or have Maggie and her Christmas stranger discovered a magic to sustain them through a lifetime of happiness?



Follow New York Times & USA Today Bestseller Author

of Historical Romance, Tanya Anne Crosby into a New Genre!

AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

Redemption Song

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File Size: 1217 KB

Print Length: 210 pages

Publisher: Fiction Studio Books

Publication Date: January 9, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B076HBGYZ2

Pre-Order Price: $5.99

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Raised as an only child, Caia Paine once believed she had everything she would ever need to live a rich and contented life. The last thing she ever expected was that she would wake up one morning, despairing, and so full of loathing that even the sky is darkened by the potency of her anger. After her only son, Jack, is taken from her in a tragic accident, Caia finds herself obsessed with the man she holds responsible for Jack’s death, pursuing him all the way to Jerez, Spain. There she embarks upon a journey that will lead her to suspect her own moral boundaries. It is a dangerous game that will forever change Caia and make her question the nature of her paradise lost.

REDEMPTION SONG is a compact, potent work of fiction in which nothing is entirely what it seems and answers are elusive. Surprising, revealing, and telling, it is the work of a rare storyteller.

“Crosby’s second foray into women’s fiction (after The Girl Who Stayed, 2016) is a quick read with charm and quirk.” —Booklist

“Delving deep into the core of a damaged soul, Crosby cleverly contrasts the warmth and harmony of a family, not so different from the protagonist’s own. Masterful.” 

— Pamela Morsi, USAToday Bestselling author of SIMPLE JESS



 

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