Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Review: A Regency Holiday A Christmas Regency Anthology by Lynn Kerstan

Coventry's Christmas by Rebecca Hagan Lee
The first story touched me to tears at one point.
Amabel Thurston  was asked by her stepmother to leave her family home right before Christmas.  She went on the mail coach to  Coventry Court. Marquess of Coventry was her guardian but he did not realize it and closed his country home and lone home for Christmas. He does not celebrate Christmas.
Deverel Brookfield goes to a brothel every year for the Christmas.
Amabel goes to the brothel thinking its a home for Orphans to stay till she finds her guardian their.

Star of Wonder by Lynn Kerstan
Stella Bryar lives in a old run down house with servants that are more like family in the country.  A stranger appears in a blizzard and has a mystery to solve.
Christmas Homecoming by Allison pace
Alex comes home after running away and joining the army six years ago.  His child sweetheart had married another and given him no notice.  When Alex makes it home their is a Christmas party and the first one he runs into is past fiance now living their as a companion to his mother with her two girls.
Alex falls for her and her two girls and the more he finds out the more he loves.
Home for Christmas by Alicia Rasley
Verity  has a little girl Beth under 2 years of age.  Verity has given herself a husband a captain away at sea. She decides she needs to make up with her father so if something happens to Beth she will still have family.
As she is getting ready to spend Christmas with her father and about to get in the carriage, A stranger that looks like her made up husband Captain Eric Randall. Comes about an ad that is wanting to buy one of a pair of knives.
He wants to know if she has the other and Verity says no but she knows who does and if he will pretend to be her husband for the week. She will take him to see if the owner will sell it to him.
So they pretend to be a family for a week. Beth is cute and likes her papa.
All four stories were good but short. I liked them and would read their books agains. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
11/15/2011 PUB Bell Bridge Books

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