With three great authors Josi S. Kilpack, Carla Kelly, and Jennifer Moore, readers will enjoy the variety of interesting and entertaining Christmas stories.
Saints and Sinners tells the story of Neville, who returns from America to a comfortable home and comfortable friends, to discover unexpected changes. The Christmas Angle introduces us to Master Able Six, a poor sailor with a brilliant mind who needs a keeper. Finally, The Perfect Christmas shares the story of Archie and Miss Jane Croft, an unlikely couple that find themselves together during an unanticipated Christmas celebration.
Three couples, three curious situations, and three unexpected romances makes A Country Christmas fun holiday reading. Heather B. Moore gave me a complimentary copy of A Country Christmas for my candid review.
I found Autumn Masquerade delightful reading and an engaging addition to the Timeless Regency Collection. Comprised of three novellas, Autumn Masquerade introduces us to three eligible but ordinary young ladies. All orphans, Lila, Hannah, and Penelope find themselves at the mercy of relatives as they come of age. Authors Josi S. Kilpack, Donna Hatch, and Nancy Campbell Allen have adeptly written tales of loss, love, and hope that amuse and engage.
A Merry Dance by Josi S. Kilpack introduces us to Lila and her potential suitor Mortimer Luthford. Lila is a girl in love of with her comfortable life and her cousin Neville who is part of her comfortable life. Using humor and delightful wit, Josi S. Kilpack shares Lila’s story and shows us how expectations change, and how the unexpected can be wonderful.
An intense story, Unmasking the Duke by Donna Hatch, introduces us the shy Hannah and the self-confident, almost perfect Duke of Suttenberg. In costume and emboldened by anonymity, Hannah intrigues the Duke and becomes the woman of his dreams. But happily reconciling the pretend with the everyday proves more difficult than playing a part at a masquerade ball.
Penelope is the compelling young lady in What’s in a Name? by Nancy Campbell Allen. Penelope has always done what she could to help her twin sister Persephone, including writing to the Duke of Wilmington and inadvertently engaging his affections in behalf of her sister. When the Duke and Penelope meet face to face, Penelope faces the horror of continuing a charade that has become dear to her heart. I love how author Nancy Campbell Allen takes an expected plot and turns it upside down.
Overall, I read Autumn Masquerade in short order and highly recommend it as a great read. Heather B. Moore gave me a complimentary copy of Autumn Masquerade for my candid review.
The All Regency Collection introduces readers to six regency novellas, six romances, and six delightful stories written by six different authors that introduce us to characters all yearning for love in unique and compelling circumstances. If you like regency romance, you are in for a delightful treat.
Anna Elliot takes us through the previously unknown two weeks before our favorite Jane Austin character Elizabeth Bennett weds Mr. Darcy in The Wedding Gift: A Pride and Prejudice Story. This was an entertaining story fit to be included in upcoming editions of the classic Pride and Prejudice. In a Dream of a Glorious Season, Sarah M. Eden Elizabeth shows readers how goodness and politeness can attract miracles and true love if people have the courage to be themselves, despite difficulties.
I particularly enjoyed The Mender by Carla Kelly. Kelly creates a captivating plot around the naval battle that took the life of Admiral Lord Nelson. I loved the poignancy of her characters hardships and how she draws us into them.
In Begin Again, Josi S. Kilpack, introduces us to Regina who lives with her widowed brother. What appears to be happy, content life for Regina quickly shows itself to be a thin veneer that covers a tragically broken heart. I loved the heartbreaking depth of emotion that Kilpack so vividly conveys through Regina and Ross and their contrasting stories.
Annette Lyon’s Mrs. Ellen Stanhope is a touching story about why we need love at every stage of life. Finally, The Duke’s Brother by Heather B. Moore is fun, entertaining story about when it is better to disregard polite society and pursue your dreams of true happiness. Heather B. Moore gave me a complimentary ebook copy of A Timeless Romance Anthology: All Regency Collection for my candid review.
Fortune Cookie is the penultimate book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series. If you like an entertaining protagonist, a mystery, and tasty food, Kilpack’s mystery series might be just the thing.
I was introduced to Sadie in Kilpack’s debut mystery novel Lemon Tart and have looked forward to each new book in the series. While the plots are full of adventure and unexpected twists, I also like the recipes that each book introduces. I’ve found some family favorites among Sadie’s recipes.
To learn more about the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series visit Josi S. Kilpack’s official website here.