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Today’s Christmas in July Offers

with reviews of the books in this collection.

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Connected By A Kiss


Regency Holiday Collection

File Size: 3296 KB

Publisher: La Loma Elite Publishing 

Publication Date: September 18, 2018

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Language: English

ASIN: B07DX8617N

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I read and reviewed each of these books in this collection as an individual title.

My previously published reviews are listed below.

A Kiss At Christmastide


by Christina McKnight

Publisher’s Description:

Lady Pippa Godfrey has suffered the most ruinous London Season. She escapes to her Somerset estate for a quiet Christmastide holiday with her family, away from society’s prying eyes. But before her parents can join her, a storm crashes down on Somerset to destroy any hope of Pippa’s white Christmas dream. The roads have flooded and travel is impossible, leaving her stranded and alone. But a muddied, angry and devilishly handsome lord appears at her door demanding shelter.

Lucas Hartfeld, the Earl of Maddox, has been summoned by his parents, the Marquis and Marchioness of Bowmont, to attend a holiday party in the wilds of the country, far from his London townhouse. He suspects they command his attendance for far different reasons than a simple country party. When a storm strands his carriage, he’s forced to seek shelter at the only home for miles around, a local manor called Helton House.

When Lady Pippa is reluctant to admit him, he does what he’s been raised to do—demand she provide him and his servants with shelter until the storm passes. But the beautiful woman draws his interest far more than he’s willing to admit. Can Lucas find a way out of the predicament his parents are planning?

As Lady Pippa scrutinizes another arrogant, demanding lord, she is bombarded with memories of betrayals in her past. Can she forget those difficult life lessons to claim a Christmastide kiss from a perfect stranger?

My Thoughts:

Who doesn’t believe in a little Christmas magic and this story depends on just that to make it possible.
This reader loves a good Christmas storyline and this is just that. The characters are well developed and the storyline is what we have come to expect from this author, an excellent HEA, with unforgettable characters that make you want more.
I would give this book a 4.25 star rating and look forward to the next installment in the series.
I received a digital ARC of this book compliments of the publisher and author in exchange for an honest review.

How To Kiss A Rogue


by Amanda Mariel

Publisher’s Description:

A misunderstanding that wounds the bonds of friendship leads a lady to find the love of her life.

Lady Natalie’s betrothal is ended and frees her to pursue the man of her dreams. During a holiday party she discovers the lord she desires in attendance. So hatches a plan to snare him.

Lord Christian St. Vella the Marquis of Knightly has no desire to marry. The more Lady Natalie chases the more irritated he becomes. As the party progresses he cannot help but see past her shallow exterior and recognizes a lady he could fall for.

Will they come together to share a unforgettable Christmastide?

My Thoughts:

I read an ARC of book one of this three novella, three author series through NetGalley and was intrigued by this concept so I purchased books #2 &#3. Since they are all novellas I finished reading book #2 very quickly. I found it interesting since it is more or less an extension of book #1 although by entirely different authors You have to read book #2 to discover the reason for best friends for all their life seem to have a falling out.
It is a well written story and we already know most of the characters from the first novella.
I gave this story 3.75 of 5 stars for story line and characterization and 2 of 5 flames for heat.
Since most of the characters came from book #1 there was no need to develop them since the authors were working together on these 3 stories. It does have it’s heated moments but nothing overt.
You must read book #1 before reading this one though as it is most certainly not a stand alone.

A Wallflower’s Christmas Kiss


by Dawn Brower

Publisher’s Description:

Have you ever dreamed of a Christmas wedding?

Spinsterhood has never looked so good, but unfortunately even that won’t save Lady Juliette Brooks. Her father’s arranged a betrothal for her to a brute of a man. She has one choice left—force the Duke of Kissinger to honor a long ago promise to save her.

Grayson Abbot, the Duke of Kissinger, does not want to marry Lady Juliette. He doesn’t want to marry anyone. But he did make her a promise, and he doesn’t go back on his word… So he reluctantly agrees to run away with her.

They set off on an adventure during the Christmastide season. As they race to Scotland they experience delays, cold weather, and a friendship they’d almost forgotten about. Will Juliette finally find out what it’s like to be kissed, and in return, win the duke’s heart?

My Thoughts:

This final of the trio of novellas by three different authors is in this reader’s opinion the best one.
I have read all three now and enjoyed them all but this one was my favorite. Unlike the first two this one did require the development of a new character, the lady Juliette.
Grayson Abbot, the Duke of Kissinger grew up with Juliette at his side until she was nine and he twelve. At that point Grayson went off to school and by the edict of his father was not allowed to return and resume his friendship which the Duke considered unacceptable because the friend was female.
I gave this story a 4.5 of 5 star rating for storyline and characterization.
The heat is subtle so it gets 2 out of 5 flames.
Dawn Brower has created a hit in my opinion.

Releases December 04, 2018

A Gypsy’s Christmas Kiss


Connected by a Kiss , Book #6

by Dawn Brower

BN ID: 2940155637493

Publisher: Monarchal Glenn Press

Publication Date: 12/04/2018

Series: Connected by a Kiss , #6

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Publisher’s Description:

Lulia Vasile is a gypsy and proud of it. She’s a master fencer and skilled at fortune telling. She grew up playing roles in a traveling theater and performing at county fairs. Her life changed when she became friends with an earl’s daughter and became involved in an exclusive ladies only gaming den. She’s successful, but misses her family. She travels to their last known location to spend Christmastide with them. While there she must decide what she wants for her future. 

Finley Prescott, the Duke of Clare, doesn’t leave his estate unless it’s necessary. His injuries at Waterloo have left him bitter, and he never expected to inherit the dukedom. That was supposed to be his brother’s duty. Now he has responsibilities and people who depend on him when all he wants is to disappear from the world. For him all hope is gone, and he’s not the hero England believes him to be.

After a chance meeting, and a magical kiss Lulia and Finley discover that sometimes the one thing a person needs is the last thing they expect. 

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The Legacy’s Origin


Dalais Clan’s Fate

Enduring Legacy Book 1

by Dawn Brower

File Size: 4030 KB

Print Length: 106 pages

Publisher: Monarchal Glenn Press

Publication Date: June 12, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


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Publisher’s Description:

What makes a person a witch?

For those living in sixteenth century Scotland the very word witch is terrifying. Everyone is afraid of witches, both to be accused of one, and to be cursed by one. In a series of events beyond their control one family faces their ultimate fear and the consequences they can’t escape.

The very idea of witchcraft becomes all too real for the Dalais family. Caitrìona Dalais Guaire, Sorcha Dalais Creag, and Niall Dalais are torn from their homes and put on trial. Their very lives are at stake, and everything points to their eventual demise.

In an act of desperation one of them arranges for the children to be secreted away to safety. Only time will tell if they are successful and if their legacy will live on…


The Next Book in This Multi-Author Series

One Enchanting Kiss


Enduring Legacy Book 2

by Amanda Mariel

File Size: 4886 KB

Print Length: 21 pages

Publisher: Brook Ridge Press

Publication Date: September 4, 2018

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Language: English


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Publisher’s Description:

To most, she is Moire Noble, the average daughter of a unimpressive Scottish family that settled in London. But the truth is far more intriguing. Born with the ability to see premonitions, Moire must work hard to guard her secret or risk suffering the fate of her mother…accused of witch craft and burned.

For years her secret has gone undiscovered, but now that her twin Lili is engaged to be wed everything will change. Moire is forced from the comfort of her home and family, cast into the world around her, and exposed to new people. She has little choice but to act when she has a vision showing the death of a male guest at Lili’s engagement party.

Handsome-as-sin Thomas Astley is more than a little intrigued by the vibrant, saucy woman who saved his life. He knows she is more than she seems, and vows to discover all of Moire’s secrets. A move that unbeknownst to him threatens her future and all she holds dear…including her heart.

Enduring Legacy Series:

  1. The Legacy’s Origin by Dawn Brower (Available Now)
  2. One Enchanting Kiss by Amanda Mariel (Sept. 4th)
  3. Visions of Pleasure by Clair Brett (Sept. 11th)
  4. The Search for Sam by Rebecca Lovell (Sept. 15th)
  5. Highlander’s Legacy by Hildie McQueen (Sept. 25th)
  6. The Apothecary’s Assistant by Sandra Sookoo (Oct. 2nd)
  7. Rhapsody and Rebellion by Aubrey Wynne
  8. A Hunter, A Witch, and A Shrew by Leona Bushman
  9. Destiny’s Duchess by Gemma Blackwood
  10. Charming Her Rogue by Dawn Brower
  11. Mesmerizing the Marquis by Madeline Martin
  12. Kiss of the Grimoire by Torie James
  13. Fated for the Duke by Christina McKnight
  14. Capturing a Lady’s Love by Tammy Andresen

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