Charmed at Christmas: An Anthology
I got this book from the Authors for a review. I love these ladies of historical fiction separately, and together back at Keynvor Castle, they are delightful. Loved this antholgoy, a must read if you love historicals and these authors never disappoint you.
We are back for a double wedding from the Halloween book, and the ghosts and pixies are right on point. in Deb Marlowe’s tale of Lord Locryn and the Pixie’s Kiss. A not-so-old-by-Pixie-standards Pixie, Thistle takes umbrage when a young lord goes sparking at a full moon. It might have mattered if she had not seen him with another young woman earlier and while nothing had happened, a spark had been lite. So she kisses him stead an set a curse in motion that only true love’s kiss will break. But will true love be able to prevail when another of the fairy realm mistakes the curse as something else? Oh, the fun to be had and the missed kissing adventures. A must read with well developed characters. Five stars.
The Determined Duchess by Erica Monroe
In this fun little tale, Miss Felicity Fields is dabbling in chemistry best left alone. Her beloved guardian, the only one who she thinks loves her and respects her love of science has died. But Felicity has a plan, through chemistry she will create the Philosopher’s stone and bring her aunt (not any blood relation, just the woman that took her in and loved her.) back to life. But she has two time limits, one the decaying body of her aunt and two … well two is more complicated. Lady Margaret’s nephew is coming to reclaim the house and land now that she is gone, and Miss Felicity will be out of a home, or worse forced to traverse the wilds of the Mating Market in a London Season. Or will she? Good read, fun and nicely filled out. 4 stars.
A Duke by Any Other Name by Claire Delacorix
Simply the cutest read I’ve have the pleasure of reading lately. Joyful and insightful. The Duke of Inverfyre, Alexander is trying to catch a thief, this time it puts in the path of a young lady that is determined to marry a Duke, no so much for the title, parties or fine things that brings, but for the safety and security that will calm her orphan’s heart. Daphne Goodenham and her younger sister were orphaned at a very young age, but she remembers the sennight she and her sister were alone with nobody to rely on till her Grandmama came to get them. She has vowed to make a Duke a good wife in exchange for that security. But in noticing the contradictions of the flop of the Duke of Inverfyre and the man she has seen underneath, will she foil his plans or come out loving her Duke? Love this characters, grabbed you at the beginning and you rushed through to find out who did it and if the duke had to keep up his costuming. Five starts, delightful and well planed out.