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I listened to this an audiobook and it was so sweet and full of Christmas hope and love.❤️I loved how the stories were connected by the amethyst brooch and the women were related to each other. It starts in England in the early 1800s and through each story, it skips a generation and ends in …

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I love the Ivy Hill series and coming back! It’s been a while though but that’s okay. I think this could be read as a stand-alone.🐶Where to start?! A. It’s Julie Klassen and I love her books. 2. It’s a Christmas story and C. A reformed rake trope!🐶Richard is a bachelor through and through. He …

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I loved this book and how Evelyn pretended to be a Lady, not to catch a Duke but because she pretended to be one when she was a little girl. I definitely pretended to be a princess when I was a girl. And then reading and learning that Evelyn plays with her younger brothers and …

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This is a wonderful collection of Regency Christmas novellas. Hope, miracles and love can transform anyone but it seems especially magical at Christmas. Each of these authors are well versed in the Regency world. -Lord Blakely’s Gift by Anneka Walker – Ivy’s father refuses to visit his mother and his ancestral home because of a …

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This was a great story. I loved learning about the different Victorian parlor games they played and the history with the royal family. Hastings did a great job making it seem real and authentic. The characters were fantastic and I kinda want my husband to call me “liebling” which means darling or sweetheart.🎄George and Drina …

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I kept hearing about this book and I’m glad that I was able to read it through Net Galley. It’s always fun revisiting characters you know so well and love like in Sarah M. Eden’s book, Christmas at Falstone Castle. It was a sweet second chance at love story by someone I had never really …

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A standalone novel in The Dread Penny Society set in 1865 London brimming with secrets, scandal, suspense, and romance.From the moment Hollis Darby meets Ana Newport, he’s smitten. Even though he’s from a wealthy, established family and she isn’t, he wishes he could have a life with her by his side. But Hollis has a …

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I wrote about the first book in the series, A Proper Scandal, and the second book in the series, A Proper Charade, came out this last May. I was part of the launch team for this book and received arc in April which feels like lightyears ago in the beginning of the pandemic and lockdown. …

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I read this book last year in May, when it released, but am doing a blog post about it! 1) Because I love this book so much and 2) Going back and looking at my review just doesn’t do it justice! Here is my review from May 2019 “I LOVED this book! It was so …

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