Monday, September 29, 2014

Christmas at Rakehall Manor by Elizabeth Hanbury, Book Review


A house of sin ...shrouded in mystery and steeped in ever more scandalous gossip, where debauchery and wild parties are rumoured to take place.

A notorious rake ...whose wicked reputation sends neighbours swooning over their tea cups. Can he really be as bad as he seems?

A lonely paid companion ...whose prim and practical exterior hides a lush sensuality waiting to be awakened.

Prudence Eylesbarrow is resigned to dreary spinsterhood and to never finding love. All she wants is one Christmas where she’s not at someone’s beck and call.
But when Prue finds herself snow-bound at the infamous Rakehell Manor, her curiosity with Hugo, Marquess of Warwick – mysterious, handsome, world-weary, cynical – tempts her to reveal passions she never knew she possessed. Even so Prue is under no illusions. It was fool’s game to think a penniless nobody could tame the master of Rakehell, for that way lay heartache and social ruin.
Or has the time come for the power of passion, the promise of love and the magic of Christmas to unite two people from very different worlds?

My Review:

I really enjoy Christmas novels and regency novels as well, so this combination of the two was wonderful for me!  I have to admit, I was a little wary when I started reading about the room that Prue was staying in!  I was worried this may turn into some type of steamy romance novel that I prefer not to read,  However to my utter relief, that was not the case!  (The romance level is fairly clean with only a few references to intimacy.) The mystery behind the manor and its master kept my interest until the very end.  Prue's character was a lot of fun and Hugo turned out to be different that I expected!  If you like to read regency romances that have surprises and twists, then this is the book for you!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.

Happy Reading!!!

Source:  Author for review


  1. Thanks for the lovely review! And thanks also for clarifying it's a 'clean' read as it can be difficult for readers to be sure sometimes ! :0)

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