For some reason I love Christmas Anthologies and I was super excited to see the release of A Regency Holiday by Allison Lane, Alicia Rasley, Lynn Kerstan and Rebecca Hagan Lee. Rebecca Hagan Lee’s Coventry Christmas begins with Amabel Thurston leaving her home to escape her step-mother’s new husband to find her guardian. Unbeknownst to Amabel her guardian is Deveral Brookfield, known as the Devil of Coventry. Deveral has spent every Christmas trying to forget the family he no longer has but when he meets Amabel he starts to rethink his Christmas plans.
In Lynn Kerstan’s Star of Wonder, Stella has struggled to keep her family retainers and herself fed after her father’s death. But when a stranger arrives Stella must decide whether to trust him or protect her heart from possible hurt.
Alex Northcote has spent the last six years in the army, only to return home to find a houseparty with possible brides at his estate. Allison Lane’s A Christmas Homecoming, widow Sarah has suffered through a horrible marriage and now fears that Alex, her ex-finacee’s, return will ruin the safe home she has finally established for herself and her two daughters. Things aren’t quite what Alex expected, as both Sarah and Alex start to get closer, they realize that both of them made mistakes in the past but can they get past those mistakes to create a better future?
In Home for Christmas by Alicia Rasley, Verity receives an invitation to visit her estranged father for the holidays, if she brings her husband along. Unfortunately, Verity’s husband is made up but luckily a stranger shows up as an answer to her prayer but can her solve her problems?
A Regency Holiday was a fun, quick read. There is nothing like a good regency read around Christmas time. I did feel that Coventry Christmas could have been a full-length novel instead of just a novella but other than that it was a good read. The stories are clean and the romance is sweet.
Title: A Regency Holiday
Format: Paperback, eBook
Page Nos.: 298
Publisher: Bell Bridge Publishing
Release Date: October 2011
Available for purchase: Amazon