Festive Persuasion

Cotillion Christmas Traditions

Charlene Roberts stays true to Regency society’s rules and dictates with this sweet holiday romance. The description, setting and situation are pure, period perfection. Lady Sophia is extremely agreeable, yet spirited without being unacceptable, I will admit I was expecting her to be a little more forward in her persuasion of her eligible young man so that he could be sure of her attachment. Lord Trevor is understandably reserved when readers meet him but he quickly won me over. The supporting characters are interesting and I enjoyed the every single one of them. I would have liked to see more as I feel as if I was left with so many unanswered questions. I’d like to read about her friend and find out if she gets the proposal she’s been waiting for and I am not entirely sure that someone we met was involved in the murders. If you are looking for a fun and festive historical romance this is the perfect choice as it is loaded with holiday happenings and mistletoe kisses.

It’s the Christmas season and Lady Sophia is not enjoying the usual festivities. She is upset as Lord Trevor has withdrawn his company since rumors of his connection to a murder have become grist for the gossip mill. But now that the talk has dissipated she is hoping his affection has not. But it seems it is up to her to persuade him, while fending off the attentions of an unwanted suitor. Will the holidays end on a happy note?

Book Blurb for Festive Persuasion

A false rumor about Lord Trevor’s tenuous connection to a murder circulates within the ton. He and his family have successfully defeated the lie, but at a cost. He has made the painful decision to relinquish any hope of pursuing Lady Sophia Weston, as Lord Trevor is afraid the lady will never look upon him favorably again.

Lady Sophia tolerates persistent visits from Lord Walter, yet she knows her heart belongs to Lord Trevor, despite his stubborn honor and determination to stay away.

During the Christmas season, Lady Sophia must show Lord Trevor—through gentle persuasion—that her feelings for him have not changed, and fight off Lord Walter, who will do anything to win her affections.

A Blush® Regency romance from Ellora’s Cave

Blush sensuality level: This is a sweet romance (kisses only, no sexual content).

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2013 3.50