Author: Rebecca Connolly
Series: The Spinster Chronicles #5
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: December 1, 2019
Publisher: Phase Publishing
Christmas is here, and Elinor Asheley’s entire family has gathered at their country estate to celebrate. But when her arch nemesis arrives at the estate by chance, warm wishes and the holiday spirit are the last things on her mind. Elinor is determined to protect her family from him no matter how changed he claims to be.
When the winter weather strands Hugh Sterling at the estate of the woman who hates him most in the world, his only wish is to escape the place unscathed. He is not the man he once was, and he will do everything he can to prove that to Elinor. But nothing can prepare him for the changes that spending his holiday with her will bring..
Another fun installment in the Spinster series. These unlikable characters in previous books were very likable in this one. We got to see their true selves and in Hugh’s case his remorse over who he was. We were able to rejoice in who he had become. And we also got to see Elinor overcome her prejudices to become humble and forgiving. It was a fun read.
My only negative thought is that we didn’t get to spend any real time with the Spinsters since this story takes place out in the country and away from the other ladies. And I do love the Spinsters so that was disappointing. But this story couldn’t have taken place in any other way so it had to be as it was.
Sex: some kisses
Language: a little, mild
*I received a complimentary copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.