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A Holiday By Gaslight


A Holiday By Gaslight

A Holiday By Gaslight

A Victorian Christmas Novella

by Mimi Matthews

File Size: 3911 KB

Print Length: 147 pages

Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press

Publication Date: November 13, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


ISBN-10: 0-9990364-6-4

ISBN-13: 978-0-9990364-6-4

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Readers-Favorite-Seal-Low-Res-for-Web-1-e1510929694209“A graceful love story…and an authentic presentation of the 1860s that reads with the simplicity and visual gusto of a period movie.” -Readers’ Favorite

A Courtship of Convenience

Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent. A man of little emotion–or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she’s ready to put an end to things.

A Last Chance for Love

But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn’t as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there’s Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What’s a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there’ll be no false formality. This time they’ll get to know each other for who they really are.

My Thoughts:

This is the second time I have read anything by this author. The fact that it is a novella spurned me on to get another taste of this author’s writing style.
I love historical Christmas stories and make it a point to read several leading up to the holiday season.

Sophie Appersett is more than willing to help her family out by marrying out of her class.

The darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. Is his grim and silent countenance a façade or is he maybe even worse than he appears. After a short courtship Sophie is more that ready to call it off. After her parent’s obvious outrage she gives him another chance by inviting him to spend Christmas with her family.
Will this visit lead to a change of heart.
I gave this short holiday romance 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. This is a charming Victorian Christmas tale that will pull you in.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this title to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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Scent of Cedar Releases Today!

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The Friendly Beasts of Faraday Book 1

by Shanna Hatfield

This is the first book in the brand-new The Friendly Beasts of Faraday

sweet contemporary series of fun (and funny!) holiday stories.

There are four books in the series, releasing

each Friday from now through December 7.

The stories are all set in the fictional town of

Faraday, Oregon, where a camel and her

cohorts decide to play matchmakers for their humans. 

File Size: 1252 KB

Print Length: 136 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: November 16, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


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She needed a change of pace. . .

No one said anything about a friendly camel or a hunky mechanic

Cedar Haynes has a choice: change her high-pressure lifestyle, or end up dead by the time she’s thirty. Not one to do things by half measures, she quits her demanding corporate job, swaps her sports car for an SUV, and moves to the peaceful mountain community of Faraday. She envisions a quiet, peaceful Christmas, surrounding by silence and sparkling snow. When a camel takes up residence on her porch, she realizes small-town life may be more quirky and complicated than she imagined. Thankfully, the local mechanic seems to have all the answers – plus good looks, bad-boy charm, and a mysterious aura that leaves her wanting to know more.

Rhett Riggs left big city life behind the moment his small-town uncle needed his help. To make ends meet, he takes over Faraday’s one and only garage and gas station. He gets more than he bargained for, though, when Uncle Will passes away, leaving Rhett a run-down farmhouse, a wacky camel named Lolly, and a deep-rooted love for the community he considers his home. With the holidays approaching, he watches with interest as a new neighbor moves in next door. He waits for Lolly to send the woman running, like she has the last handful of residents. Only this time, if his beautiful neighbor leaves, she’ll take his heart with her.

Between spilled secrets, mistaken identities, and a camel determined to spread a little love, it will take more than mistletoe and holiday magic to help Rhett and Cedar find their happy ending.

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Come along on a sweet Christmas romance adventure sure to uplift the spirit, touch the heart, and imbue the warmth of the holiday season.

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An Agent for Audrey


The Pinkerton Matchmaker Book 5

by Laura Beers

File Size: 5480 KB

Print Length: 157 pages

Publication Date: November 12, 2018

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Language: English


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an agent for AudreyWhen heiress Audrey Hardwick is given the opportunity to become a Pinkerton Agent, she wholeheartedly leaves her life in Cincinnati behind and sets out for a new adventure. But her mission turns into mayhem when she meets Agent Warren Rockwell, a former gunslinger, who is too stubborn – and handsome – for his own good. Will she succeed in proving her worth as an agent, and as a woman, or will Warren always view her as his reluctant partner?

As one of Pinkerton’s top agents, Warren must marry the hard-headed Hardwick due to a new rule that has been implemented at the Denver office: Newly hired female agents must marry an agent for their first case assignment. Audrey’s beauty and her pampered background has him so frustrated that he doesn’t know whether to scold her… or just kiss her good and hard. Can he learn to trust her enough to change his independent nature?

Falling in love just isn’t that easy.

A Midsummer’s Kiss

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The Farthingale Series Book 4

by Meara Platt

File Size: 3352 KB

Print Length: 291 pages

Publication Date: June 2, 2016

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Language: English


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Sometimes love happens at the most unexpected times and in the most unexpected places. Sometimes it quietly sneaks up on you, and sometimes it knocks you over on a London street, just as it happens to Lord Graelem Dayne when Laurel Farthingale’s horse runs him over and breaks his leg. Graelem has until Midsummer’s Day, a mere thirty days away to find a wife or lose a large inheritance, so when a remorseful Laurel begs his forgiveness and promises to do anything, he takes her up on that promise and insists that she marry him.

Laurel Farthingale has no intention of becoming Graelem Dayne’s biddable bride and is furious that he’s tricked her into a betrothal. She plans to marry another, her long-time friend and childhood infatuation who is now in London to propose to her, for she’s a Farthingale and everyone knows that Farthingales only marry for love. But as she comes to know Graelem, she realizes that he may very well be the man she’s destined to love.

Can he ever love her above his desire to secure his baronial fortune?

This Series:

  1. My Fair Lily
  2. The Duke I’m Going to Marry
  3. Rules For Reforming a Rake
  4. A Midsummer’s Kiss
  5. The Viscount’s Rose
  6. Earl of Hearts ( Coming January 1, 2019)


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