The novella stars Lydia Savage with her sister, Jane and a few others who play minor rolls. The hero of the hour is Captain Milliband and he's delightful. It's a sweet traditional regency short with good Christmas spirit and a happy ending. It's one of those short reads that is perfect as is, I can't imagine the author adding anything to it and I didn't feel anything was left out. I enjoyed the read and will possibly try reading another Regency by Linda Sole (if she has written others).
|Regency Romp - Happy Christmas Mr. Jones|
Amazon Kindle - $1.00
Setting - Regency, small village in England
Amazon - 3.5 stars
Goodreads - 2 stars
I gave it 3 stars
Amazon Description for Happy Christmas Mr. Jones
|His Majesty, the Prince of Toads|
Setting - Regency, London (during season)
Amazon - 4 stars
Goodreads - 3.39 stars
I gave it 4 stars
Amazon's Description for His Majesty
When Captain Lucas Deverall returns from the Peninsular War to succeed to his deceased brother's title, he grudgingly decides to take back his wife. But even before he learns the circumstances of his inheritance, he encounters her at a New Year's gala. Shock sets in as he realizes the most beautiful woman in England is the same gangly, calf-eyed chit who tricked him into marriage six years before.
That's not how Sophie remembers it. She wishes fervently she'd had the sense not to scream when the drunken scapegrace crawled into her bed at her Uncle Harry's house party. True, she'd had a secret tendre for the handsome wastrel, until his scathing denunciation of her after their forced wedding. Then he went off to war without even consummating their union, and for six years she heard nothing from him. Now the toad offers her forgiveness in exchange for his presence in her bed? Revenge comes more to mind. And so the battle of wits begins. And the harder they fight it, the more they fall in love.