Thursday, October 17, 2013

Review: A Very Scandalous Holiday Anthology

Title: A Very Scandalous Holiday
Author: Nancy Fraser, Sophia Garrett, Amber Lin, Crista McHugh
Genre: Romance (Contemporary and Historical)
Source: Entangled Scandalous
Release Date: October 14, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

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.

A cute collection of stories revolving around love and the holidays across the ages.  I have a hard time picking a favorite - they were all wonderful and a great way to start easing into the holiday spirit.  Some sweet romance to relax to before all the shopping hordes descend.

The collection takes us from Regency England to WWII, with a stop in the 1920's (which is a time period that is neglected in my opinion).  Filled with women willing to take a risk to find their love and men willing to fight to keep what they want in their lives, each story was heartfelt with just a little big of scandal thrown in to keep everything really interesting.

Go read this if you're looking for some holiday cheer and love.

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