A Christmas Kiss: Regency Christmas by Jen Geigle Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Genre: Regency Romance
Source: Receive to Review
Book Description: Hiding poignant heartbreak behind garish clothing and outlandish fashion, Eva hopes to never marry. Oscar is happy to never propose, but the two of them find a casual friendship growing into a strength of feeling that challenges even the most deeply rooted stubborn intentions or fears.
When her presence is requested at a house party of a distant relative, she does what any outlandish woman who has stopped caring about her reputation would do: She invites Oscar to go with her.
Oscar is ready to live on his own, but he needs the means to do so. When Edward has stretched his last ounce of patience, Oscar decides to spend as much time from home as possible. In that moment, he receives an invitation from his most outlandish and garish friend inviting him to attend a house party.
Enjoy a sweet regency romance full of charm and lovely holiday traditions. The other books in An Easton Family Christmas include
Snow and Mistletoe
A Christmas Kiss
Wishing on a Christmas Star
My thoughts: Oh my good-ness. Eva is a hoot. She does not want attention from the gentlemen, so she dresses outlandishly to try to repel them. Imagine a turban falling off while dancing? That is the kind of story that you get from this book.
Oscar is perfect for Eva. Their relationship starts off as friends, which is the best way to start a relationship in my opinion. They both have vulnerabilities that enhance their characters. There are many moments that made me laugh. A few times I felt as if a few scenes dragged on a little bit. Overall it is a solid four-star rating.
I started this story on Amazon Vella, but I have a hard time with that platform. I am grateful that Jen Geigle Johnson added it to Kindle Unlimited and to purchase.
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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About the Author: An award winning author, including the GOLD in Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards and LDSPMA Praiseworthy's top award for Romance, Jen Geigle Johnson has more stories circulating in her brain than can possibly be told. She discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager. HIstory is her main jam. Her literary heroes include the greats: Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. But she has modern sensibilities as well. Six children and an inspiring husband keep her going and make certain she doesn't stay glued to a keyboard or lost in obscure fascinating details of old castles. She once greeted an ancient turtle under the water by grabbing her fin. She waterskis like a boss and hits the powder, falling down steep moguls with grace. During a study break date in college, she sat on top of a jeep's roll bars up in the mountains and fell in love with the man who would become her everything.
Now, she loves to share bits of history that might otherwise be forgotten. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure.
I enjoy reading Jen Geigle Johnson's books and looking forward to reading this one.ReplyDelete
Thank you Lisa.