Thursday, May 26, 2011

Review: Regency Christmas Proposals (anthology) by Gayle Wilson, Amanda McCabe, Carole Mortimer

Title:Regency Christmas Proposals
Author: Gayle Wilson, Amanda McCabe, Carole Mortimer

Read copy: eBook
Published: November 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426874952
ISBN-13: 9781426874956

The Soldier's Christmas Miracle by Gayle Wilson

Wounded soldier Guy Wakefield has finally found the woman who saved his life. Isabella Stowe accepts his gratitude, but it will take more than a kiss under the mistletoe to convince this world-weary widow to accept his proposal….

Snowbound and Seduced by Amanda McCabe

Mary Bassington, Lady Derrington, longs to be the carefree woman she once was. But she gets more than she bargained for this Christmas when she's snowbound with old flame Dominick, Viscount Amesby, who reignites her passion for life—and love!

Christmas at Mulberry Hall by Carole Mortimer

Spending Christmas alone with his unconventional ward pushes the boundaries of propriety—and self-control—too far for Lord Gideon Grayson. So he takes delectably pure Amelia Ashford to Mulberry Hall—but that pesky mistletoe is still all around….

My rating:

Gayle Wilson’s The Soldier’s Christmas Miracle was a cute little story about miracles and lost hope found again, but I couldn’t get past the heroine. She had no idea what she wanted and she got angry when someone tried to show her what it was that she might want and what might be good for her.
I felt sorry for the poor guy, named Guy, that fell for such an annoying creature.

Amanda McCabe’s Snowbound and Seduced was much “mellower” than its predecessor with two star-crossed lovers meeting again after many years only to discover that love is still binding them.
It was “mellower” because it didn’t have any annoying characters, though that somehow made it all rather bland, but still it was a cute, sweet little Christmas story.

Carole Mortimer’s Christmas at Mulberry Hall was a little less “mellower” than the previous one, though I can safely say it was the best of the bunch. A ward/guardian story that could’ve been a bit weird, but was done masterfully thanks to the plot device of ward being old enough to be safely in love with her guardian and them having just recently met.
It was the hero that was a bit wary this time, but given his (past) profession it was to be expected.
Cute, sweet, and Christmas-y.


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