Mischief and Mistletoe
by Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverly, Joanna Bourne, Patrcia Rice, Nocola Cornick, Cara Elliot, Anne Gracie and Susan King
Publication date: September 25, 2012
Genre: Historical Romance/Anthology
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In this sparkling holiday collection, eight acclaimed authors unwrap the most daring of Regency delights… Christmastime in England—a time for passionate secrets, delicious whispers, and wicked-sweet gifts by the fire. From a spirited lady who sets out to save her rakish best friend from an unsuitable engagement, to a bold spy who gets the unexpected chance to win the woman he’s always loved, to a vicar’s daughter who pretends to be a saucy wench, these holiday tales will make you curl up in front of the fire for a memorable season of mischief and mistletoe…
Mischief and Mistletoe
is a collection of historical fiction romances set around the Yuletide
season. This was a delightful collection
and while I had favorites I can honestly say I enjoyed each and every tale by
these talented authors
She Stoops to Wenchdom
by Mary Jo Putney shares the story of a damaged young man’s return from war and
that of a young woman who goes to extremes to get his attention. It was sweet, funny and made me feel warm and
Christmas Campaign by Jo Beverley is about Pen a young woman who at twenty
three is called the heartbreaker. She has broken three engagements and only
recently has she learned why or should I say whom. This holiday she plans to
finally get her man. This was fun, and
Pen’s plotting made me laugh.
Intrigue and Mistletoe
by Joanne Bourne shares the tale of a spy on a mission who falls in love, only
to lose her. When they are reunited can he win her back? This was interesting
and had a little mystery.
Wench in Wonderland
by Patricia Rice was a delightful tale about a young woman who helps her friend
to escape an arranged marriage even though it will mean she will become destitute.
Fearful of the future but confident of her decision this holiday tale her
faithfulness might give her the greatest gift of all.
On a Wicked Winter
Night by Nicola Cornick, a young unwed woman with a child is the landlord
of Silent Wench in Newport and the fallen daughter of a Duke. On a stormy night
a childhood friend arrives at the inn and she discovers he is the new Baron of
Newport. Johnny is delighted to see Lydia again and determined to not let her
get away this time. This was a warm tale about allowing yourself to be happy.
Weathering the Storm
by Cara Elliot was an adventure at high sea with Sophia and Bentley, full of
danger, pirates and near mishaps this short story held the promise of new
The Mistletoe Bride by
Anne Gracie was a delightful tale set in Scotland. A young man must marry
before thirty to get the funds he needs to replenish his estates. The plan,
marry a dying woman. Of course things don’t always work out as planned. I loved
this one. I laughed and even got misty eyed.
A Wilder Wench by
Susan King set in Scotland this was another delightful tale. We meet Cristina
who is eager to save her brother wrongfully being held. Dunallan the new
sheriff might just be able to save her. This was a fun read.
I highly recommend Mischief and Mistletoe. All of the tales
were delightful and this would make a fabulous gift for yourself or someone on
your shopping list. I read this over Thanksgiving weekend and was able to
complete a story at a time. The length of each tale is perfect for reading one
a night to get you in the holiday spirit.
I want to thank Kensington for providing this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review.
I gave this collection 4 peppermint coffee cups out of 5
Labels: Anne Gracie, anthology. Christmas, Cara Elliot, Jo Beverly, Joanna Bourne, Kensington, Mary Jo Putney, Nocola Cornick, Patrcia Rice, Susan King