Monday, October 13, 2014

ARC Review of Once Upon a Christmas Kiss by Manda Collins

A new novella from Manda that continues The Wicked Widow series.  We have met Sir Lucien Blakewell and Miss Winifred Nightingale in Why Dukes Say I Do.  Lucien is friends with The Duke of Ormonde and Winifred is governess to the dukes sisters.

They meet again at a Christmas house party in the country.  Lucien realizes that he wants to be more than friends, but Winifred resists him because she feels that she doesn't belong in his social sphere.  As the party progresses their feelings for each other deepen, but then an old adversary arrives and she comes up with a plan to protect herself and her reputation.  She asks Lucien if he would pretend to betrothed to her for the durations of the house party.  Lucien agrees under one condition.  Winifred must consider making the betrothal real and marry him.

This is a very sweet novella with great characters, lovely emotion and redemption.  I really enjoyed this book.  I have read all of Manda's historical novels and recommend them to anyone who loves a great story with all the wonderful aspects of a true romance novel.

1 comment:

  1. This is on my list of books for my Christmas reading in December.