Wednesday 29 September 2021

Mistletoe Christmas An Anthology by Eloisa James; Christi Caldwell; Janna MacGregor; Erica Ridley (2021)



From four beloved writers—Eloisa James, Christi Caldwell, Janna MacGregor, and Erica Ridley—come four original stories that tell a hilarious tale of a Christmas house party that serves up love and scandal in equal measure!

The Duke of Greystoke’s Christmas Revelry is famous throughout the British Isles for its plays, dancing, magical grotto… not to mention scandals leading to the marriage licenses he hands out like confetti.

But not everyone welcomes a visit from Cupid.

Lady Cressida, the duke’s daughter, is too busy managing the entertainments—and besides, her own father has called her dowdy. Her cousin, Lady Isabelle Wilkshire, is directing Cinderella and has no interest in marriage. Lady Caroline Whitmore is already (unhappily) married; the fact that she and her estranged husband have to pretend to be together just makes her dread the party all the more.  But not as much as Miss Louisa Harcourt, whose mother bluntly tells her that this is her last chance to escape the horrors of being an old maid.

A house party so large that mothers lose track of their charges leads to a delightful, seductive quartet of stories that you will savor for the Season!

 Christmas anthologies do not get any better than this. Four of my favourite authors in one book!
The Regency house party is the perfect spot for all kinds of shenanigans and romance. At this house party, four couples find their way to a happily ever after but they have to navigate all kinds of obstacles by the way of misunderstandings, communication issues, and pushy mamas. 
All four novellas tie in well together with the house party as the backdrop. With likeable heroines and swoon-worthy heroes, this is a charming, feel-good collection and it entertained no end. 
 It's never too early for a bit of Christmas cheer and this anthology certainly lifted my spirits and put me in the Christmas mood. :-) 

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