His Mistletoe Bride is a wonderful romantic book that will have romance readers as well as Regency genre readers alike begging for more. I think the author has captured the emotions of a young woman of this era who is feeling love for a man for the first time in her life and dealing with all kinds of emotions and feelings that are new and somewhat frightening for her. This book was wonderfully written and very easy to read and keep up with even for a reader who is not familiar with this genre. I loved reading it around Christmas season as well.
I think this book was very well written. The author knows how to get you to read more as I had no idea at the beginning how the plot was going to go, as with some books you can usually tell from the beginning. There were some definite surprises for this reader with the story line and I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I normally do not like reading books of this genre, but this book totally took me by surprise.
I think the author really captured the innocence of a young woman of this era who has never been in love with a man and the thoughts that she may have when encountered with a man that makes her feel so different than anything else she has ever known.
Phoebe is looking for a better life with a grandfather she has never met before and has spoken with only through letters. She has endured a long voyage by ship to get to England where her grandfather lives, only to find the unexpected awaiting her. The first family she ends up meeting is her cousin Lucas who was in the military, and finds out that things are not as she had hoped. Can she find a new life with this family who she has longed for but never known, or will her simple Quaker upbringing have her rushing back to the world she is familiar with?
Blame It On The Mistletoe--
When Major Lucas Stanton inherited his earldom, he never dreamed his property would include the previous earl's granddaughter. Phoebe Linville is a sparkling American beauty, yes, but with a talent for getting into trouble. Witness the compromising position that forced them into wedlock. Whisked away to Mistletoe Manor, his country estate, it isn't long before she is challenging his rules--and surprising him in and out of bed--
Phoebe has no intention of bowing to Lucas's stubbornness even though he offers all that she wants. His kisses and unexpected warmth are enticing, but Phoebe is determined to show the earl of Merritt what real love is all about. And if that takes twelve nights of delicious seduction by a roaring fire, she's more than willing to reveal her gifts very slowly--