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Once Upon a Christmas Past

A Historical Romance Holiday Collection

by Regan Walker, Paula Quinn,

Catherine Kean, & Brenda Jernigan

File Size: 11226 KB

Print Length: 878 pages

Publication Date: October 1, 2019

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07W99LWSS

$0.99 at Amazon!

Christmas in Scotland or Christmas in England – it is the best time of the year.

NY Times & USA Today & Bestselling Authors present – Once Upon a Christmas Past – 4 full books of Christmas and Love.
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A Secret Scottish Christmas by Regan Walker

Spies, Scots, and Shipmasters celebrate a very secret Christmas in Scotland as identical twins, Robbie and Nash Powell, spies for the Crown, compete for the love of the daughter of an Aberdeen shipbuilder.
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A Highlander for Christmas by Paula Quinn

As the bard of the MacGregor clan, Finlay Grant is a natural-born charmer. He can easily win the heart of any lass . . . but somehow, the right words to express his love for stunning Leslie Harrison have eluded him. Yet as Christmastide approaches, Finn knows he must find a way to propose to the raven-haired beauty who has stolen his heart.
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A Knight’s Redemption by Catherine Kean

Six Christmases ago, after refusing his kiss, Lady Mary Westbrook was locked in the dungeon by Lord Holden Kendall, a squire at Branton Keep. When an attempted child abduction days before Christmas brings Holden back to the castle, Mary must confront again what happened between them.

Holden is a grown warrior now, and he resolves to not only make matters right with Mary but finally win her kiss. Yet, as peril ensues, Mary must risk far more than a chance at true love.
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Christmas in Camelot by Brenda Jernigan

Sir Nicholas the Dragon’s orders are clear. He is to fend off the enemy besieging Noelle’s castle and bring the lady safely back to Camelot for her wedding day to Sir Gavin. But spending time with the proud beauty awakens an irresistible hunger in Nicholas. Now, as desire does battle with duty, Nicholas has only two choices — to surrender the woman he loves to another man or fight to the end to make her his own.

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Love and Other Perils

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A Regency Novella Duet

by Grace Burrowes and Emily Larkin

File Size: 742 KB

Print Length: 233 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Grace Burrowes Publishing

Publication Date: October 8, 2019

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07V2PMV99

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Synopsis:

Take one scientific swain, one dashing lieutenant, one no-nonsense librarian, one adventurous young lady, one very large tomcat, and two mischievous kittens…and what do you have? Two recipes for disaster! Or perhaps for love…
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Kisses and Catnip, by Grace Burrowes

Max Haddonfield is a man of science, devoted to logic and rational observation. That he also finds homes in libraries for stray cats is merely a sensible exercise in controlling the mouse population…or something.
Antonia Mainwaring is practical to a fault and all but on the shelf. When a certain soft-spoken library patron talks her into allowing a large male feline to bide on the premises, somebody starts purring—and it’s not the cat!

My Thoughts:

There is nothing better in my opinion than the story of a bookish miss and a third son who is making his way in the world while rescuing both orphans and cats from sure starvation and maybe worse.
The cats and the orphan make this story in this reader’s opinion.
I gave this special romantic novella 4.75 of 5.0 stars. The passion is brief but a turning point in this story.

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Synopsis:

Lieutenant Mayhew’s Catastrophes, by Emily Larkin

When Lieutenant Mayhew boards the stagecoach bound for Southampton he anticipates an uneventful journey. True, he’s carrying kittens, but it’s only eighty miles. What could possibly go wrong?
He’s not expecting to meet the enchanting Miss Willemina Culpepper. Nor is he expecting the kittens to be quite so good at vanishing. Mayhew has faced many challenges in his career as a soldier. Traveling from London to Southampton should not be a challenge. Except that it is.

My Thoughts:

Lietenant Mayhew’s Catastrophe seemed just that… An utter disaster in the making with one after the other catastrophes raising their ugly heads.
How can these two divine love from this unfortunate beginning.
The lady’s turn in circumstances and fortune is an integral part in this tale.
I gave this tale 4.0 of 5.0 stars.
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.

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Although I liked both of these stories. Grace Burrowes Catnip and Kisses was my favorite of the two.

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Once Upon a Christmas Wedding Box Set

(The Wicked Winters #2 – Wedded in Winter)

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With a lineup of 27 best-selling international authors!

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Once Upon a Chstmas Wedding

MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

HELL’S WEDDING BELLS

Part of The Once Upon a Christmas Wedding Anthology

by Annabelle Anders

My Thoughts:

I received an ARC of this title which is only one of the books in this 27 best-selling international author collection.
Lady Lila Breton is about to be wed to a man she has never met before. Will he be old and decrepit or the man of her dreams?

Vincent St. Pierre is that groom. He must marry Lila in order to wipe clean a debt to her father that the previous Duke, his deceased brother owed. Not only did he leave the Dukedom destitute upon his suicidal death, he left Vincent with an unwanted bride also.
Lila is not at all what Vincent expected. Not only is she a beauty but quite intelligent and more than willing to help him with the accounts which are in disarray.

What Lila finds is a surprise to them both. Not only did Vincent’s brother not take his own life, he was murdered. The person at the top of Lila’s list of suspects is someone she fears but she doesn’t dare tell Vincent as it may endanger his life also.

I gave this tale 4.25 of 5.0 stars for story line and characterization.
I read this novella twice. As the release day nears I wish I could read more of this collection. You can be certain that I will be on the lookout for the release.

MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

Mischief and Mistletoe

Part of The Once Upon a Christmas Wedding Anthology

by Stacy Reid

Synopsis:

Callisto Middleton desires to see her mother married to the Earl of Deerwood and, unknown to the couple, plans to help their romance along! Deerwood’s son Graham, Viscount Sherbrooke, intends to stop the mischief but finds himself irresistibly drawn to the scheming minx. Once in close quarters, mistletoe enflames the situation and passion ignite.

My Thoughts:

I received an ARC of Stacy Reid’s contribution to this lengthy anthology in addition to Hell’s Wedding Bells from Annabelle Anders.

Callisto Middleton desires to see her mother married to the Earl of Deerwood and, unknown to the couple, plans to help their romance along! Deerwood’s son Graham, Viscount Sherbrooke, intends to stop the mischief but finds himself irresistibly drawn to the scheming minx. Once in close quarters, mistletoe enflames the situation and passion ignite.

Who could imagine that mother and daughter would be attracted to father and son?
This tale happens to be my favorite so far but I have only completed two of these twenty seven stories and started reading another. This anthology may last me into the new year.

I gave this tale 4.5 of 5.0 stars. This one was a bit more steamy than Annabelle Anders contribution.

Both novellas are very good reads though and now that the collection has released and I have bought it I will be wading my way through this extensive collection.

 


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TWO LADY SCOUNDRELS AND A DUKE
by Tessa Candle

A WICKED WEDDING
by Laura Trentham

THE RUSSIAN BETROTHAL
by Elsa Holland

THE MISTLETOE MISTRESS
by Maddison Michaels

DEEDS NOT WORDS
by Ashe Barker

HOLLY AND THE BEAST
by Annabel Joseph

THE WINTER BRIDE
by Emma V Leech

MISTLETOE KISSES
by Elise Marion

THE CHRISTMAS COUNTESS
by K.J. Jackson

MISCHIEF AND MISTLETOE
by Stacy Reid

KIDNAPPED WITH THE KNIGHT
by Emily Murdoch

THE RUSSIAN PRINCE’S BRIDE
by Mariah Stone


CHRISTMAS CHARITY

by Beverley Oakley

Reluctant courtesan, Charity, has found true love with Hugo, her first and only client. But when poet and artist, Hugo, is tricked into gambling away his impending inheritance, Charity finds herself at the mercy of Madam Chambon and her infamous house of ill-repute.

Can the two young lovers thwart the conspiracy between Hugo’s social-climbing father, and slippery cousin Cyril, so Hugo can make Charity his Christmas bride?


THE ANGEL OF AN ASTRONOMER
by Linda Rae Sande

WASSAIL, WAGERS AND WEDDINGS
by S. Cinders

HIGHLAND YULE
by Sky Purington


MARRYING MISS BRIGHT
by Dayna Quince

THE LADY’S GUIDE TO MISTLETOE AND MAYHEM
by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

BEAUTIFULLY RECKLESS
by Virginia Taylor

KISS ME, MACRAE
by Amy Sandas

HOLLY AND OLD LACE
by Vanessa Brooks

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
by Celeste Jones

A SPINSTER AT THE HIGHLAND COURT
by Celeste Barclay

THE HOLIDAY HUSSY
by Merry Farmer

DECEMBER DEBAUCHERY
by Em Brown

WEDDED IN WINTER
by Scarlett Scott

Twenty-seven heartwarming historical romances,

all set during the festive season.

‘Tis the season… for wedding bells!

But, the path of true love never did run smooth… as our brides and grooms soon discover.

From the snowbound Highlands to candlelit ballrooms, follow our fearless heroines as they scorn etiquette and defy danger in pursuit of their heart’s desire.

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