12/14/16

A Country Christmas - by Josi S. Kilpack, Carla Kelly, and Jennifer Moore.

4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Three clean Regency Romance novellas -

SAINTS AND SINNERS by Josi S. Kilpack. When Neville Franklin’s best friend Burke wants to wager who can kiss Eloise first, Neville puts a stop to it. Eloise has been his friend since childhood, and, well, she’s off-limits. Especially to Burke. As Burke pursues Eloise and claims that she has a tendre for him, Neville becomes more and more protective of the girl he grew up with. On the night of the Christmas ball when Eloise appears in a dress that clearly shows that she is no longer a girl, but a beautiful woman, Neville realizes that his protective feelings toward Eloise have turned into something greater. But now, Neville’s best friend stands in his way.

THE CHRISTMAS ANGLE by Carla Kelly. Sailing Master Able Six is on half-pay with the British navy, biding his time during the uneasy Peace of Amiens and the resumption of war. Meanwhile, he’s invited to teach young pupils at the home of a vicar outside of Plymouth. There, he unexpectedly meets Meridee, the spinster sister-in-law of the vicar. From the moment Able sees Meridee, he’s entranced. When she asks him about his past and discovers his remarkable yet troublesome gift, he realizes he’s finally found someone who can care for all of him. Sadly, Able’s low station and half-pay gives him no way to provide for a wife. Meridee’s lack of dowry and dependence on relatives makes their union impossible at best. But isn’t Christmas a season of hope?

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS by Jennifer Moore. Archie Clawson wants nothing more than to give Jane the perfect Christmas. Since her troubled childhood, she’s not experienced a Christmas with all the trimmings. To top off the perfection, he also plans to ask her to marry him on Christmas Eve. But as he and his friends, including Jane, travel to his country home, they are caught in a snowstorm and discover that notice of their arrival did not get through to the house staff. Worried over the disappointment he must be causing Jane and the complete shift in their planned Christmas, Archie fears that he’s misinterpreted her kindness towards him and lost her favor forever.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS -
Carla Kelly -I'm a long-time, award-winning novelist, perhaps best known for my Regency Romances, two of which have earned Rita Awards from Romance Writers of America.
I love to write. The whole process still fascinates me, even after many novels and short stories, and some non-fiction work. I'm still learning with every book.
Visit her website - http://www.carlakellyauthor.com/index.html
  
Josi S. Kilpack has written twenty-five novels, a cookbook, and several novellas. She is a four-time Whitney award winner, including Best Novel 2015 for "Lord Fenton's Folly, and has been a Best of State winner for Fiction. Josi loves to bake, sleep, eat, read, travel, and watch TV--none of which she gets to do as much as she would like. She hates to talk on the phone, learn how to do new things, and sweep--all of which she gets to do a lot :-)
Visit her website at www.josiskilpack.com or her blog at www.josikilpack.blogspot.com

Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that is anything but romantic. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was aboard a British frigate during the age of sail. 
Visit her website -  http://shesgotthewritestuff.blogspot.com/

MY THOUGHTS -
I am normally not a huge fan of  "Regency Romance" but I really liked this one!
The first one - Saints and Sinners, was my favorite. It was a classic case of missunderstanding, but with a few twists. Loved the characters.
The second story - The Christmas Angle - was a bit harder for me to get into at first. The writing was a little confusing and I wasn't really into the sailing/British navy theme. But I did end up liking it as well!
The third story - The Perfect Christmas, was a little homier. This story was warm, sweet and also had great characters. 

All of these authors were new to me but I do think I would give them all a second glance!  ;-)
Nice, clean, quick Christmas reading!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving this book from I'm a Reader Not a Writer. Thank you!

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1 comment:

  1. Hello, just stopped in for few minutes and enjoyed your post today and also the one on Christmas stories, thanks for your thoughts. Merry Christmas from a blog friend..

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