Mistletoe Everywhere

Long ago, Miss Penelope Lawrence gave up her idea of love. Now an orphan, she has resigned herself to living as her Aunt’s companion. What else, after all, is she supposed to do after being jilted four years ago by her would-be fiancé, Sir Charles Gordon? But, what, precisely, is she to do when he shows up at the Christmas house-party, and seems intent on staring at her everywhere she goes?

Sir Charles is more than dismayed to find the woman who broke his heart standing in his hostesses’ living room. He thought that their years apart – years in which he amassed a fortune – would be enough to erase Penelope from his mind. Apparently he was wrong. Now, of all things, why does she seem intent on always standing beneath a clipping of mistletoe? Is she trying to win him back…for his money?

Mistletoe Everywhere is a quaint story about broken promises and restored dreams. Set in the British countryside, Banche’s portrait of the wintery weather is delightful to read – if only because it makes the reader aware of the comfort in which he sits. Penelope and Charles are sweet individuals whose trials evoke genuine sympathy. The quick pace of the story makes it a joy to read, and the many times the plot is so tickling funny as to force out-loud chuckles add to the story’s allure.

Book Blurb for Mistletoe Everywhere

Historical English Tea Miniature
Rating: Sensual Page Count: 98

A man who sees mistletoe everywhere is mad--or in love.

Charles sees mistletoe. Not surprising, since he's spending Christmas at Mistletoe Manor. But why does no one else see it? And why does it always appear above Penelope, the despised lady who jilted him after their last meeting?

Penelope wants nothing to do with the faithless Charles, the man who cried off after she accepted his marriage proposal. But he still stirs her heart--and he stares at her all the time. Or rather, he stares at the empty ceiling over her head…What does he see?

According to folklore, mistletoe is the plant of peace. Can Penelope and Charles, so full of hurt and anger, heed the mistletoe's message and make peace?

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2010 3.25