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A Christmas Courting by Jennifer Moore, Chalon Linton, Jen Geigle Johnson, Heidi Kimball
Paperback, 240 pages | ISBN: 1524407941 (ISBN13: 9781524407940)
Published October 1st 2018 by Covenant Communications
This holiday season fall in love, with heartwarming tales of Christmases past in A Christmas Courting, an enchanting collection of Regency romances.
Love and Joy Come to You by Jennifer Moore
Lord Covington has planned a quiet holiday with his grieving mother but finds his plans rudely disrupted when lovely Cassie Weatherby and her young siblings are invited for Christmas. Despite his reservations, however, he begins to recognize in Cassie a kindred spirit.
A Christmas Courting by Chalon Linton
When obligations keep her in London, Keturah Hensley sadly anticipates missing the festivity of Christmas at her family's country home and the company of her best friend, Christopher Shepherd. When she learns that Christopher will be joining her family in London for Christmas, she is delighted--but her elation is short-lived. Christopher is coming to Town to court the woman of his dreams, and Keturah fears she may have lost the chance to win his love.
Mistletoe Memories by Jen Geigle Johnson
From childhood, Patrick, Duke of Montrose, knew he'd found his perfect match in Lady Alice Tarrington. When he's sent on a grand tour, Patrick is confident he'll marry his sweetheart upon his return. But when he receives word that Alice is to marry another, will he be too late to claim her heart?
Second-Chance Christmas by Heidi Kimball
Francie and Gerard have been friends since childhood, but their friendship ended when she declined his heartfelt proposal of marriage. However, when her interactions with Gerard's holiday house guests provoke in Francie unexpected jealousy, she realizes she must fight for Gerard's affections or risk losing him forever.
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
This is a delightfully, relaxing compilation of four historical romance stories to start off the Holiday Season with a flair!
The first, Love and Joy Come to You, is written by very talented Jennifer Moore. It is a fun tale about Lord Covington, a man who was thrust into Lordship, after the sudden illness and death of his father and sister. His main intent is to keep his mother company and protected from society during the Christmas Season. The pain of Christmas without her loved ones has been too hard to endure. Understandably, when Lord Covington returns home from extended business, he was annoyed to discover a very young lady in his library, perusing one of his books then boldly questioning him. He discovered she was one of three children accompanying their aunt to visit hos mother for the Holidays. He would not have these people preying on his mother's "soft heart"!
What results is a very unexpected Christmas!
The second book A Christmas Courting, is totally predictable from the beginning but is well-written so it is enjoyable to read. Author, Chalon Linton, writes about a young woman, who is sad because she will be missing Christmas in her home town. She is split between joy and forlorn when she discovered her childhood friend will be in London to court his new wife to be. She is so excited to see him but dreads the fact he will be courting someone else.
The third story, Mistletoe Memories by Jen Geigle Johnson, is about a future Duke who is sent on an extended journey to take car of their family's business in India. He and Alice promised to wait for each other. Things do not go as planned leaving both feeling betrayed.
Patrick is called home to take over the duties of a Duke when his father unexpectedly dies. His heart is breaking because he cannot have his one true love, but under the circumstances, it is simply impossible. He must find another.
The fourth and last story in this novel, is Second-Chance Christmas By Heidi Kimball.
Gerard was obligated to return home for the Holidays for his mother's annual Christmas traditions. He had no desire to be near is best friend, Francie, who had rejected his proposal earlier in the year. He had spent months with his university friend. Now he extended an invitation to his friend and mother to spend Christmas at his home. He should have known the "mother" would include her daughter. He was not wrong about the woman's intention. Perhaps he should make the best of it, since he couldn't have the girl he truly loved.
The third book ended very abruptly, although the story was interestingly predictable.
The book as a whole earns a Four Stars rating from me.
*This book was gifted to me with no urging, whatsoever, for a positive review. This is my honest review.
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