Flavour y5ears ago and returns broken "and dirtied or so he thinks so when he comes across Lucy again her untainted innocence "dirtied or so he thinks so when he comes across Lucy again her untainted innocence just Too Muc I enjoyed this book All the stories were good but I most enjoyed Mary Jo Putney s Patricia Rice s and Anne Gracie s Wonderful fun readingThe authors had some fun including an inntavern in each story with the name Wench Some of the names were a
Hoot All Of The All of the were well written sweetShe Stoops TO WENCHDOM MARY JO PUTNEYMISS BROCKHURST Wenchdom Mary Jo PutneyMiss Brockhurst Christmas Campaign Jo BeverleyIntrigue Mistletoe Joanna BourneWench in Wonderland Patricia RiceOn a Wicked Winter s Night Nicola CornickWeathering the Storm Cara ElliottThe Mistletoe Bride Anne Gra Mischief and Mistletoe is a collection of historical fiction romances set around the Yuletide season This was a delightful collection and while I had favorites I can honestly say I enjoyed each and every tale by these talented authorsShe Stoops to Wenchdom by Mary Jo Putney shares the story of a damaged The Poems of Aemilia Lanyer (Women Writers in English 1350-1850) young man s return from war and that of aoung woman who goes to extremes to get his attention It was sweet funny and made me feel warm and fuzzyMiss Brockhurst s Christmas Campaign by Jo Beverley is about Pen a Selected Short Stories young woman who at twenty three is called the heartbreaker She has broken three engagements and only recently has she learned why or should I say whom This holiday she plans to finally get her man This was fun and Pen s plotting made me laughIntrigue and Mistletoe by Joanne Bourne shares the tale of a spy on a mission who falls in love only to lose her When they are reunited can he win her back This was interesting and had a little mysteryWench in Wonderland by Patricia Rice was a delightful tale about aoung woman who helps her friend to escape an arranged marriage even though it will mean she will become destitute Fearful of the future but confident of her decision this holiday tale her faithfulness might give her the greatest gift of all On a Wicked Winter Night by Nicola Cornick a Ten Minutes to Fall in Love young unwed woman with a child is the landlord of Silent Wench in Newport and the fallen daughter of a Duke On a stormy night a childhood friend arrives at the inn and she discovers he is the new Baron of Newport Johnny is delighted to see Lydia again and determined to not let her get away this time This was a warm tale about allowingourse. Thirkell captains boat bought by elegant English diplomat Bentley Lord Leete 7 The Mistletoe Bride by Anne Gracie Scotland Laird Ronan McAllister buys dying wife Mrs Smith who gives care of toddlers to fellow coach passenger Marguerite Blackett Smith 8 A Wilder Wench by Susan King Scottish Highland new sheriff Lord Dunallan has documents to free brother of Cristina Heron Shaw smuggler's orph. .
Ing I didn t read much to have a comment on the story but there was a lot of brogue in it and I just wanted to be done with the book and didn t want to wade through that so I didn t really read it to give it a fair review A lovely read with heartwarming Christmas stories Perfect to lift a mood on a dark night Jo Beverley s story is very good 4 stars Mary Jo Putney s and Anne Gracie s stories are pleasant enough but too short 3 stars but Joanna Bourne s is very hard to follow 2 "stars Susan King s and Cara Elliott s stories are delightful "Susan King s and Cara Elliott s stories are delightful the short format and so are Nicola Cornick s and Patricia Rice s 4 stars for all of them She Stoops to Wenchdom Mary Jo PutneyLucy is the daughter of a vicar who has been in love with one of her father s former students since she was seventeen She hadn t seen Gregory in five ears until she encountered him at a Christmas celebration She was heartbroken when he didn t recognize her and dismayed when he left right after dancing with her Gregory was surprised to see what a beauty his old friend had grown into He is drawn to her sweetness and innocence but after five ears at war he considers himself unworthy to pursue her He has been unable to overcome some of the things he has seen and done and has been hiding from his memoriesI really liked Lucy Even suffering from her heartbreak when she hears that Gregory spends his time drinking at the local tavern she s determined to go I won a copy of this book from the publisher in a Goodreads drawing and will be reviewing three of the short stories herein for Steamy Guys After DarkWench in WonderlandFor Wench in Wonderland the premise is simple Damaris Bedloe Our Heroine is companion to her cousin Lady Alice daughter of a widowed earl Alice is in love with a man her father does not approve of so the earl will marry her to a man he does approve The problem is Alice elopes with h I was a little frustrated by a few things the fact that every inn was The Wench the awkward Christmas theme but Intrigue and Mistletoe and The Mistletoe Bride were pretty stand out I highly recommend checking them out if Open City you re in the mood for a Christmas stories b short stories c Joanna Bourne KICKING ASS d Anne Gracie leavingou wanting She Stoops to Wenchdom Mary Jo PutneyLucy Richards has got a crush on Gregory Ken OMG He went away to war. French agent4 Wench in Wonderland by Patricia Rice After coach accident companion Damaris Bedloe is mistaken for Lady Alice by Adam Viscount Trevelyan and motherless brood 5 On a Wicked Winter's Night by Nicola Cornick Wales innkeeper Lydia Cole houses once rejected childhood friend John Jerrold new Baron of Newport castle estate 6 Weathering the Storm by Cara Elliot Boston seaworthy Sophie.
read Mischief and MistletoeGreat collaboration All are acceptable stories and some were uite grand "or sweet It is rare to have an anthology where only one or two of the tales were a struggle to "sweet It is rare to have an anthology where only one or two of the tales were a struggle to through Definitely worth purchasing While I love many of these authors on their own I just cannot seem to like their Christmas collections I didn t like The Last Chance Christmas Ball eitherThis collection had the unfortunate theme of all the inns had wench in the title and there was a focus on wenches which I got tired of very uicklyI thought Mary Jo Putney Patricia Rice
CARA ELLIOTT AND ANNE GRACIE HAD DECENT BUTElliott and Anne Gracie had decent stories but that got me up in the holidays or hurrying to pick this up again I m finding that I like novellas but not short story collections All of these authors are very talented but I just don t like this style and wouldn t recommend it especially as a way to gauge whether Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves you d like these authors novelsMy notes Mary Jo Putney has a nice writing style and while I thought the characters were foolish it was easy to get through Jo Beverly s was also easy to read but I thought the heroine was a prideful spiteful pain in the rear who didn t deserve the ending she got I do not like catty judgmental heroines Joanna Bourne novel was a NO for me I hated the overly descriptive abstract writing style from page 1 Patricia Rice s was probably my favorite It seemed an improbably love story for so few pages but it had the most spirit fun kids and was between older characters who ended up courting at the end not declaring undying love Cara Elliott s was different I found some of the seafaring language to be a bit tiresome after a while to translate but the story itself was uniue and had a kick ass totally unconventional heroine and not so stuck up lord With such different people I just had a hard time believing in a long term HEA Nicola Cornick s writing like Bourne s was too over the top for me I am not a big reader of flowery language though some might like the clever similes and such By the time I got to Anne Gracie s novel I couldn t do it justice As always her stories are cozy but I was suffering from short story fatigue I probably would ve enjoyed this had it been towards the beginning This one actually had love scenes in it even in the short format which was surprising but not out of place for the storyline Susan 1 She Stoops to Wenchdom by Mary Jo Putney Vicar's little angel daughter Lucinda Richards 22 disguises as tavern girl Lacey for back from wars Captain Gregory Ken 2 Miss Brockhurst's Christmas Campaign by Jo Beverley Penelope competes with debutante for Cherryholt heir Ross Skerries 3 Intrigue and Mistletoe by Joanna Bourne Elinor Pennington is found by Jack Tyler former lover spy searching.