October 30, 2020 | 1 Comment
Tags: 2020, Christmas, holiday romance, mild, regency, wht-14
Snow and Mistletoe Author: Jen Geigle Johnson Series: Easton Family Christmas #1 Genres: Historical Romance Format: eBook Pages:
October 30, 2020 Publisher: Kings Row Press
Lady Theodosia wants more than one season before she accepts a proposal. Mr. Easton will never ask.
Except Julian must find a wife by Christmas or his brother Edmund will choose one for him.
And Dosie finds she just might need that proposal after all, not only during her first season, but her first ball.
Can they make a marriage between them? A marriage of convenience?
Rating: Mild. Mild kissing.
About Jen Geigle Johnson
Jen Geigle Johnson is an award winning author, including the GOLD in Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. She discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager. Now, she loves to share bits of history that might otherwise be forgotten. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure.
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I enjoyed reading this story. The beginning felt a bit scattered to me but I think that showed what Dosia was feeling as she knew something wasn’t right but didn’t understand what was going on in her home. I liked that Dosia was strong enough to try to talk her father out of his poor decision but wondered why that strength didn’t propel her to check on her mother who had disappeared to her bedroom for two weeks. It seemed like a long time to wonder what was happening without pushing to find out.
I liked Julian but worried in the beginning that he was kind of a good for nothing and why would I want Dosia to end up with him? But he seemed to find himself when he finally had something to do with his life. It gave me hope that he would truly be redeemed. And once he got to that point, he was pretty swoony.
The villain was evil and easy to dislike but I was disappointed to never get a real explanation for why money was always exchanging hands when he met up with his men. I’m sure he was up to no good but I wanted to know what it was to further discredit him. Also wanted to know what kind of punishment he ended up with.
Although I enjoyed the story I was left with questions. Why did her mother take to her rooms and avoid the family? Was it just a headache? Seems like there had to be something more to it. Why didn’t Dosia do more to check on her? Why was her father such a lout in caring for his daughter? Was he truly just distracted? I kept waiting to find out what the villain had on him. And what about the money with this villain? Perhaps my questions could have been answered better if the book had been a little longer.
I liked this story and I’m interested to find out what happens with the rest of the brothers in the upcoming books.
Violence: sexual assault, kidnapping, capturing the bad guy