Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Very Scandalous Holiday by Nancy Fraser, Sophia Garrett, Amber Lin, and Crista McHugh

A Very Scandalous Holiday
Release date: October 14, 2013
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: N/A

Entangled Publishing presents…A Very Scandalous Holiday Anthology. Four very spirited vignettes of holidays past.

Erin’s Gift by Nancy Fraser

Chicago 1920
Widower, Seth Harrison, has no intention of falling in love again but will he be able to resist the sweetness of his son’s nanny, Erin O’Mara—his sister’s best friend?

An Eternity of You by Sophia Garrett

England 1833
The Duke of Sharrington left Rebecca with more than a broken heart six years ago—he left her with a son. His return rekindles their passion, but only a Christmas miracle will convince the town surgeon to believe in his promises of eternity again.

Letters at Christmas by Amber Lin

England, late Regency
After three years at sea, Captain Hale Prescott has the means to marry the love of his life and his best friend’s sister, Sidony Harbeck. However, she might never speak to him again. Despite their whispered adolescent promises, he never wrote her a single letter…at least, none he ever sent.

Eight Tiny Flames by Crista McHugh
1944 Ardennes, WWII

Lt. Ruth Mencher has always secretly admired Capt. Joseph Klein, but it takes the lighting of a Hanukkah candle to uncover the spark of mutual attraction. Each night awakens a new facet of their relationship, but as the Battle of the Bulge begins, the approaching Nazi forces threaten to tear them apart.

My Rating: 4 Roses

A sweet, lovely historical romance holiday anthology. A Very Scandalous Holiday was a lovely collection of holiday romances. I really enjoyed reading them all.

"Erin's Gift" was a very sweet story. Erin was a likable heroine who was genuinely nice. Seth was a sweet hero who didn't want to fall in love, but fell anyway. The romance was sweet, with a touch of spice and the story was lovely.

"An Eternity of You" was a reunion between two lovers. Or, kind of. Rebecca was a strong heroine who went through a lot of tough times that have made her bitter. But, despite her resentment for her circumstances, she knew when to forgive. I thought she was great. Andrew was a hero who thought he was doing the right thing by leaving Rebecca. He didn't think his family would allow them to marry, so he left before he could ruin her, or so he thought. He didn't realize that a dream he had while he was ill and Rebecca was tending to him was actually real. And, the consequences of that, though he didn't know about them, were real. He was a sweet hero. He might have made mistakes, but he always loved Rebecca and was determined to make things right. The romance was sweet and lovely. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect.

"Letters at Christmas" was a story about a second chance. Sidony was a lovely heroine who unsure if she should trust again. I really liked her. Hale was a hero who never stopped loving Sidony, but was uncertain if she would forgive him. The romance was both sweet and steamy. I really enjoyed the story and the happy ending was wonderful. This one was my favorite of the stories in this anthology.

 "Eight Tiny Flames" was a sweet love story about two people who fall in love under the most difficult of circumstances: in a WWII battlefield, trying to celebrate Hanukkah while the anti-Semitic Nazis marched ever closer. Ruth was a feisty heroine that was very likable. She was strong and proved herself a worthy heroine as she held her own in a battle front. Joseph was a dedicated soldier who slowly came out of his shell as he fell in love with Ruth. He was adorable. The romance was sweet and lovely. I enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely.

A Very Scandalous Holiday was a fantastic historical romance holiday anthology. All of the stories were sweet and wonderful. If you want a lovely read that will get you ready for the holiday season, this is a book you'll want to check out.

*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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