Monday, December 31, 2012
Lady Crenshaw's Christmas by Heidi Ashworth, Book Review
Blurb from the novella:
Ginny and her beloved Anthony, Lord Crenshaw, are finally married and have spent the bulk of their first blissful six months of marriage in the country. However, Ginny must now hostess a Christmas ball at Dunsmere, the estate of the dowager Duchess of Marcross. How is a mere vicar's daughter to carry off such an event with no experience and little exposure to the ways of the ton? And how is she to meet the expectations of her Grandaunt Regina, earn the good graces of Anthony's uncle the Duke of Marcross, endure the spite of the duke's new wife, manage the hysterical escapades of Lucinda, Lady Avery, and find the perfect gift for her husband, all while expecting a babe? All these questions and more are answered in Lady Crenshaw's Christmas, a short story follow-up to two full length novels, Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind and Miss Delacourt Has Her Day available via Montlake Romance.
I love a good regency story and I love Christmas stories, so this novella was a bonus for me! I am new to the Miss Delacourt series, I confess I have not read the first two full-length novels, but that didn't pose a problem for this regency short. I was able to understand the characters and their relationships even though I haven't read the previous novels. I enjoyed the loving and tender relationship between Ginny and Anthony. Lady Avery and her husband were hilarious and without them the ball would not have been the same! I thoroughly enjoyed this regency short and look forward to reading the first two full-length novels from this series! Four stars!
You can pick up Lady Crenshaw's Christmas via Amazon.
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