The Last Chance Christmas Ball
Mary Jo Putney and Others
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“Each author’s unique style and storytelling talents are at their best, gifting readers one scrumptious treat after another…glowing with the joy and romance of the yuletide.” --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
Christmas 1815. Upstairs and downstairs, Holbourne Abbey is abuzz with preparations for a grand ball to celebrate the year’s most festive—and romantic—holiday. For at the top of each guest’s wish list is a last chance to find true love before the New Year…
From Publishers Weekly
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A season’s joy to read
MJP’s occasional email informed me this ebook was available, so I pounced. While I have a paper copy, it’s packed away from this cramped house.
It is such bliss to read an anthology of Regency stories by writers who know their period and good fiction writing. Not a single correction did I make in notes.
When, and under what circumstances, members of the English gentry and nobility had access to, and imbibed Scots whisky—spelled correctly as well!— was described perfectly, even if it was likely Highland malts, and not the Islay I prefer. I shall toast the WordWenches, including the late Jo Beverly, with a dram of Laphroaig 30, followed by a sip of Octomore 7.1. Do I recall Lady Holly liked Lapsang Souchong? I have, from the first taste, as it was with Laphroaig: they both have that smokiness, and the tea might have a whiff of peat, depending on where it was smoked. Such joys in the winter!
I loved the second chances aspect, all those second sons, and the kindness of Lady Holly. I really enjoy this kind of collaboration, where a reader sees different aspects of the same event. I liked seeing an entire range of situations and characters, with well developed characters.
What’s not to like?
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Sep 29, 2015
- Publisher: Kensington
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 320 Pages
- Language: English