Wednesday, October 14, 2020

A Hopeful Christmas: A Regency Romance Collection (Perfect for the Holidays!) #regencyromance


A Hopeful Christmas: A Regency Romance Collection
by Anneka R. Walker, Sian Ann Bessey, Carla Kelly, Krista Lynne Jensen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source:  I received a complimentary copy but listened to the story using Bookshelf plus.
Genre:  Regency Christmas Collection

Book Description Kindle the spirit of the season as four of your favorite storytellers weave tales of love and hope in this charming yuletide collection.


When Miss Ivy Hunt and Lord Curtis Blakely establish a secret acquaintance, neither can deny that their feelings extend beyond friendship. But as the children of bitter rivals, it will take a Christmas miracle for this star-crossed pair to reach their happily ever after.


Following the death of her father, Amelia knows Christmas will be lean. But when circumstances become dire, it is the unexpected arrival of a childhood friend that renews Amelia’s hope—both for the future and for love.


After two years at sea with the Royal Navy, surgeon Will Crenshaw longs for a quiet Christmas with his family. But when unrest at home threatens to ruin the holidays, it takes the kindly intervention of a mysterious house sitter to remind them of the true meaning of the season.


Marina Rowley is a spinster, Richard Stanhope a war-weary military man. A case of mistaken identity throws them together, but the unexpected stirrings of their hearts lead to an unforgettable holiday romance.

My thoughts: Lord Blakely's Gift

A chance meeting leads to two people caught between the feud of their families. This is a really cute story that has some funny moments. I couldn't help but cheer them on, hoping that their families could find a way to heal.

A Season of Hope

Christmas is a tough time of year when a loved one is no longer around. This particular year the spirit of Christmas was in short supply. The family was out of funds and a miserly neighbor demanded repayment for clothing destroyed by a goat. This sets the tone of the story. A miracle happens when a childhood friend comes to call. The characters are interest and very forgiving. It reminded me that hearts can change and hope found in the middle of trials.

Christmas by the Sea

Carla Kelly writes regency that is not your typical book of the ton. She writes about ordinary people doing their best during the time period. I love it! This story did not disappoint. It highlighted the different social status between men and women. It highlighted the magic of Christmas with a mysterious man known as Paul.

Expectations at Canterwood

This story was fun to read but at the same time brought tears to my eyes. Marina has often been cast aside for having opinions and spectacles. The misunderstandings and resolution are well worth the time to read.

Overall I highly recommend this collection. The characters and stories are all well done. I listened to the story and the narrator did a great job.

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The Kindle and Nook editions are only $5.99.  That's a great deal.

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