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REVIEW Mischief and Mistletoe Mary Jo Putney Ò 1 REVIEW REVIEW ô Mischief and Mistletoe 1 She Stoops to Wenchdom by Mary Jo Putney Vicar's little angel daughter Lucinda Richards 22 disguises as tavern girl Lacey for back from wars Captain Gregory Ken 2 Miss Brockhurst's Christmas Campaign by Jo Beverley Penelope competes with debutante for Cherryholt heir Ross Skerries 3 Intrigue and Mistletoe by Joanna Bourne Elinor Pennington is found by Jack Tyler former lover spy searching. I was a little frustrated by a few things the fact that every inn was The Wench the awkward Christmas theme but Intrigue and Mistletoe and The Mistletoe Bride were pretty stand out I highly recommend checking them out if you re in the mood for a Christmas stories b short stories c Joanna Bourne KICKING ASS d Anne Gracie leaving you wanting She Stoops to Wenchdom Mary Jo PutneyLucy Richards has got a crush on Gregory Ken OMG He went away to war 5 years ago and returns broken and dirtied or so he thinks so when he comes across Lucy again her untainted innocence is just Too Much Lucy thinks that s whack so she dresses up as a wench and serves him beer in the local tavern hoping to steal a kiss and send him on his way EXCEPT OH NO FEELINGS1 I don t uite get the over reliance on wenching as a thing It snot cute 2 While I m glad Gregory learned that women are people too with feelings and everything it was still a character trait that did not sit well with me Yes war is horrible and it lingers but the internal comments about Lucy vs Lacey were rather off putting ie how Lucy as a well bred young lady could never understand what he went through but Lacey because she was a lowly tavern wench was totally sympathetic 25 stars Miss Brockhurst s Christmas Campaign Jo BeverlyPen has decided that she will marry her old bff Ross or no one So when she and her mother get invited to his place for Christmas she launches an all out campaign to steal him from the girl he is considering proposing to WOW I HATED THIS ONE 1 The entire thing is told from Pen s perspective which means we never know how Ross feels about Pen throwing herself in his path and constantly deriding the girl he s maybe courting which 2 makes Pen s asides and maneuvering feel less like love and like a spoiled brat throwing a damned tantrum tied to 3 I just really didn t like Pen I get bold and brash or I try to as that is not me but she pushed it into self centered and boorish She was just too sure that she knew all and fuck all the rest25 stars Intrigue and Mistletoe Joanna BourneElinor is on her way home from York for Secret Reasons when she runs into her old lover Jack who is trailing her stagecoach for Secret Reasons as well Will their Secret Reasons be enough to keep their Secret Parts from touching I don t know if it s a good sign when you finish a short story and feel like banging your fists on the table demanding BUT DAMN DID I WANT MORE Bourne is a god damned master spinning out characters that feel heavy and hard from the lives they lead throwing well crafted mis directions and clues into the text with a precise eye for how they should fall and as always fucking owning dialogue all over the place She s just AMAZING at it I can t get over how you can taste the non English languages in her characters mouths and IT IS JUST SO MIND BLOWING GOD DAMN I AM OVERUSING ITALICS AND SWEAR WORDS AND THE WORD AMAZING YOU KNOW I MEAN BUSINESS Not to mention I just really enjoyed how competent they were and how Jack s distancing tactics get stripped away as he realizes that he might lose Elinor again and FUCK I LIKED THIS A LOT 4 stars Wench in Wonderland Patricia RiceDamaris is on her way to her cousin Alice s fiancee s brother s house I know Except snowy carriage wreck A case of plotty amnesia And Adam the brother in uestion thinks he has perfect Alice in his shitty dad clutches What will happen when the fiancee finally shows up Eurgh There s approximately 05% base for the romance he thinks she ll make a decent mom She thinks he s kind of dreamy They know each other for about 24 hours before she flees the house and a week later he follows 1 star On a Wicked Winter s Night Nicola CornickJohnny has just been named baron of some remote castle On his way there he gets into a carriage accident and seeks refuge at the local inn where he finds himself face to face with lost love Lydia Cole who refused him a few years back She s all get out your fiery loins compel me and he s like damn right they do Will they finally admit they love each other like for realThis held my interest although it was piece y and not altogether the best developed thing I ve ever read I wanted to know a bit about Johnny and Lydia and I would definitely have appreciated of him attempting to prove his feelings 3 stars Weathering the Storm Cara ElliotSophie and Bentley are trying to make it to London fromsomewhere else and they hate each other So he buys a boat and hires her to captain it and off they go Adventures ahoy OH WAIT THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A ROMANCEDefinitely underdeveloped Sophie and Bentley are pretty clearly misunderstanding each other and alegedly it s because he s Hoity Toity British and she s Brash Ass American but who knows A few awkward embraces later and the story closes on a very realistically vague hint that they might maybe someday be something than friends Maybe 2 stars The Mistletoe Bride Anne GracieRonan needs himself a temporary wife so his solicitor finds him a widow who also happens to be dying Marguerite on her way to her miser Uncle befriends a sick Peggy on the stagecoach north Peggy dies but only after confessing she s on her way north to marry for a paycheck so she can save her children from the workhouse Marguerite inadvertently gets picked up by Ronan s peeps and then very advertently gets herself married to the fellow BRACE YOURSELF FOR IMMINENT EMOTIONSOKAY SO I liked this but it ABSOLUTELY needed to be a full length book There was so much potential the 30 day deadline His expectation that he s married an experienced widow The assumption that she s dying Her deceiving him Ronan s frustration that he doesn t know where she s going once the 30 days are up but she absolutely HAS to go save the kids IT S JUST GREAT Unfortunately The Mistletoe Bride really suffered from it s lack of length 3 stars A Wilder Wench Susan KingCristina s dad is a Scottish smuggler Edward is the son of the sheriff They met once years ago and now he s got weird boners for the vicar s niece OH WAIT SHE S THE GIRL FROM BEFORE and now she s also a highwaywoman and what the hell is going on with her brother Something something feelingsIdidn t follow all of this There were packages going in every direction And her brother was locked up in a tollhouse And she was going tosteal documents to set him free Also pie 2 stars

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REVIEW Mischief and Mistletoe Mary Jo Putney Ò 1 REVIEW REVIEW ô Mischief and Mistletoe French agent4 Wench in Wonderland by Patricia Rice After coach accident companion Damaris Bedloe is mistaken for Lady Alice by Adam Viscount Trevelyan and motherless brood 5 On a Wicked Winter's Night by Nicola Cornick Wales innkeeper Lydia Cole houses once rejected childhood friend John Jerrold new Baron of Newport castle estate 6 Weathering the Storm by Cara Elliot Boston seaworthy Sophie. She Stoops to Wenchdom Mary Jo PutneyLucy is the daughter of a vicar who has been in love with one of her father s former students since she was seventeen She hadn t seen Gregory in five years until she encountered him at a Christmas celebration She was heartbroken when he didn t recognize her and dismayed when he left right after dancing with her Gregory was surprised to see what a beauty his old friend had grown into He is drawn to her sweetness and innocence but after five years at war he considers himself unworthy to pursue her He has been unable to overcome some of the things he has seen and done and has been hiding from his memoriesI really liked Lucy Even suffering from her heartbreak when she hears that Gregory spends his time drinking at the local tavern she s determined to go see him and try to get a kiss from him before she moves on So she disguises herself as a barmaid to try to get closer to him Gregory notices the attractive new girl and steps in when she is accosted by a couple drunks He find himself opening up to her about his experiences in the war and is comforted by the things she tells him gaining a new perspective on his ordeals I liked seeing the way he took back his life after his talk with her He wants to see her again but she has disappearedI liked the ending of the story as he finds his barmaid in a most unlikely place His words are sweet as he shows her just what effect she had on him He s now ready to think about a future with herMiss Brockhurst s Christmas Campaign Jo BeverleyPen is a young woman who has been engaged three times but has broken them off each time unable to go through with the marriages After seeing her childhood friend Ross for the first time in years she finally realized she d always loved him and that was why she couldn t settle on anyone else When she and her mother are invited to spend Christmas with his family she has hopes of making her dreams come trueShe s dismayed to discover upon arrival that there is another young woman who has her sights also set on Ross As the visit progresses she worries about Ross selecting this other girl who seems so very wrong for him She s determined to show Ross just how wrongI enjoyed seeing the descriptions of the various Christmas traditions that were celebrated Each one was used to illustrate the differences between the two young ladies vying for Ross s attention It was easy to agree with Pen s assertion that Cassandra wasn t the right one She and her mother both seemed to be much suited for a conservative household than one that enjoyed even the pagan Christmas traditions I loved seeing all of Pen s efforts She knew what she wanted and she had no trouble going after it The ending was very good and I liked getting Ross s side of things It was great to see him make sure she understood his concerns I loved the final bit on Twelfth NightIntrigue and Mistletoe Joanna BourneElinor is one of several people on a coach that is stranded by a snowstorm They take refuge in an inn with other travelers caught in the storm Another one of those travelers is Jack a man she had known and loved two years earlier She felt betrayed by him when she discovered he was a spy catcher who was after her uncle Jack had asked her to wait a few days so he could tell her everything but she disappeared instead He has been looking for her ever since and fears that she is somehow involved in his current case He is on the trail of a spy who has a list of English contacts He knows the person is at the inn but not who it isJack is determined to gain Elinor s forgiveness and she is just as determined not to give it She had risked her heart with him before and didn t want to do it again But as they are forced into each other s company Elinor discovers that her feelings for Jack haven t changed She s still wary of trusting him but her heart knows what it wants I enjoyed their conversations as they got to know each other again It was also interesting to see how they worked together to figure out who the spy was I wasn t entirely surprised by the spy s identity but the code used was intriguing I enjoyed the confrontation between Elinor and the spy While being a bit dangerous for Elinor it was also pretty amusing to see what Elinor did Jack s reaction was great and I loved how his protectiveness came outWench in Wonderland Patricia RiceDamaris has been the companion to her cousin for many years Her uncle took her in when her parents died and made her responsible for the care of Alice He doesn t approve of the man that Alice has fallen in love with and has betrothed her to a young nobleman Mack Trevelyan who needs her dowry As Damaris and Alice are on their way to visit her fiance Alice informs Damaris that she is eloping with the man she loves and asks Damaris to continue the journey alone to give her a chance to get awayNearing the end of the trip Damaris is caught in a blizzard which causes an accident with the coach Damaris is knocked unconscious and when she awakes discovers that the family of Alice s fiance believes that she is Alice The fiance is not at home at the time to clear up the confusion and Damaris is suffering some confusion due to her injuries By the time she realizes what has happened she doesn t know uite how to fix itMack s older brother Adam is a widower who has been in charge of the estate for many years He has three children who run wild and he has no idea how to deal with them He has hoped that his brother s fiancee would be willing to step in and help I loved seeing the way that Damaris immediately took to the children She was able to do things with them that no one else had done I liked her common sense methods and that she was able to explain to Adam just what he should do The kids were a lot of fun with their sweet natures but tendency to get into scrapes She feels badly about her deception and when it all comes out she feels she has no choice but to leave It took Adam a little while to find her and then he had to convince her that he really does want her I loved the part the kids played in convincing him to go after herOn a Wicked Winter s Night Nicola CornickJohnny is a viscount who has inherited his uncle s estate in Wales He has fond memories of it from when he was a child and is determined to fix it up and live there He s involved in a carriage accident when he arrives near the town and is taken to the local inn for the night There he finds Lydia the girl he had loved when he was younger She owns and runs the local inn and takes care of her young daughterLydia had been good friends with Johnny when they were young but never saw him as anything else Instead she fell for a man who turned out to be less than honorable She turned Johnny down when he proposed in order to take care of her not wanting to ruin his life Publicly ruined she moved to Wales and passed herself off as a widow She never expected to see Johnny againJohnny was surprised to see Lydia again and realized that his feelings for her had never gone away He still wants her and sees he as the woman he needs I loved the way that he tried to show her that her past makes no difference to him and confesses his feelings for her Lydia loves him too but doesn t want her past to create problems for him A near tragedy shows her what she would be giving up and she has to decide if love can overcome all her fearsWeathering the Storm Cara ElliottVery fun story Sophie Thirkell daughter of a Boston merchant is on her way to London to make a Christmas delivery to her father s estranged family Lord Leete British diplomat is on the same ship one belonging to Sophie s father when it is damaged in a storm The story opens as Leete is trying to make arrangements to get himself to London in time for a critical meeting and is running into obstacles not the least of which is Sophie These two have been striking sparks off each other for awhile They met on several occasions in Boston with explosive results Sophie thinks Leete is a stuck up stick in the mud and he thinks she s a hellion Sophie isn t one who thinks much of the rules that govern a woman s behavior and takes great pleasure in flaunting them In their current situation they discover that they have to work together if either has a hope of getting to London on time I loved their interactions as each tends to poke at each other but underneath can t really deny that there s something immensely appealing also I loved seeing the way they cooperated throughout the hazards of their trip There were some pretty funny moments especially as Leete deals with being ordered around by Sophie I really enjoyed seeing the effect that their adventures had on him as his diplomatic stuffiness had to give way to the needs of some uick thinking I loved seeing him admit that his attitude in Boston hadn t been disapproval but the inability to think when he was around her And Sophie had simply been trying to protect her heart from rejection The scene at the end was pretty sweet The only thing I would have liked to see would be her arrival in London and the reaction of her familyThe Mistletoe Bride Anne GracieRonan needs a wife if he s going to get the money from his inheritance His great aunt made it a condition of her will and he isn t happy about it He was married before for five terrible years before his wife left him and later died He doesn t want to do it again but if he wants to make the repairs to his estate he ll have to do it His lawyer suggests paying a woman to marry him would work and if he marries one who s dying it won t matter He feels a bit guilty about that idea but goes along with itMarguerite has come back to England from India after her father s death She would have stayed there but the climate made her ill Her uncle in Scotland has agreed to take her in On the way there she meets a woman who is very ill Peggy confesses that she s on the way to marry a man who needs a wife but doesn t want one She s doing it to get the money to take care of her two little girls Along the way the woman passes away after extracting a promise from Meg that she will take care of her girlsWhen someone arrives at the coach stop to pick her up Meg believes it is her uncle s people Instead it is Ronan s and he believes she is his bride to be Though she tries to explain the mix up Ronan doesn t listen and marries her anyway Meg intends to fulfill the contract then go find Peggy s girls and raise them herselfNeither one expects to develop feelings for the other I liked seeing the two of them get to know each other It was sweet to see how easily Meg fit in and how Ronan began to wish that she would stay When Ronan finally learns the truth he feels betrayed thinking Meg is like his first wife Though he stays angry for a few days he soon starts to realize what he will miss if Meg leaves I loved the end as he really listens to her reasons and realizes how much he cares I loved what he did for Meg that showed her just how he felt The epilogue was really sweetA Wilder Wench Susan KingThe story begins with a young Cristina and her little brother hiding from the tax men who are looking for her father who has been smuggling whiskey She is discovered by a teenaged boy named Ned who doesn t expose her Eleven years later she is living with her vicar uncle who is entertaining the local magistrate and the new sheriff Viscount Dunallen She overhears them talking about transferring the prisoner that they have once the transfer papers arrive later that nightShe is determined to get those papers because the prisoner they have is her brother falsely accused of smuggling She comes up with the idea of holding up the coach with the courier and stealing the papers delaying the transfer until she can think of something else An unwanted distraction is the fascination she has for the handsome viscountDunallen has come to the area after inheriting from his grandfather He doesn t plan to stay long as he has a law practice in Edinburgh He is a uiet man preferring his history books and his job to the social life of his peers He likes his life as it is and doesn t plan to succumb to the matchmaking wiles of the local mothers and aunts But he has to admit that there is something very appealing about the vicar s niece They seem to have much in common with their love of history and Sir Walter Scott s writingsCristina s plans to stop the coach don t go uite as planned I loved seeing her politeness as she attempts to get the courier to turn over the papers When Dunallen comes upon her she flees trying to get away before he can recognize her Naturally he catches her and the truth comes out I loved the parts with the pies and the dogs and also what the papers were that she had taken As they talk Dunallen realizes that Cristina is the same girl he protected all those years ago I loved the twist at the end that involved one of his grandfather s letters and her father The Sense of an Ending houses once rejected childhood friend John Jerrold new Baron of Newport castle estate 6 Weathering the Storm by Cara Elliot Boston seaworthy Sophie. She Stoops to Wenchdom Mary Jo PutneyLucy is the daughter of a vicar who Mr Brown Can Moo Can You?Ten Apples Up On TopBig Dog Little Dog has been in love with one of Nee Naw Real Life Dispatches From Ambulance Control her father s former students since she was seventeen She دیباچه ای بر جامعه شناسی ایراندوره جمهوری اسلامی hadn t seen Gregory in five years until she encountered Articles on Essays by George Orwell Including him at a Christmas celebration She was Along Came Trouble Camelot #2 heartbroken when Fire and Ashes he didn t recognize Dick Franciss Gamble her and dismayed when Jack and Jill he left right after dancing with Scions Revelation his old friend Moksha Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience had grown into He is drawn to Courage and Honour her sweetness and innocence but after five years at war Whither Thou Goest The Graham Saga #7 he considers Red Strangers himself unworthy to pursue Carry Me Home has been unable to overcome some of the things If This is Paradise I Want My Money Back he Dull Men of Great Britain has seen and done and The Outlandish Companion has been Stray Horse Saddle Club #100 hiding from Mr Lemoncello's Great Library Race his memoriesI really liked Lucy Even suffering from In The Company Of Heroes her The Flatshare heartbreak when she Why Fonts Matter hears that Gregory spends Fire in Her Eyes his time drinking at the local tavern she s determined to go see Tickled Pink him and try to get a kiss from London for Lovers him before she moves on So she disguises A Better Man herself as a barmaid to try to get closer to Music: The Business (7th edition): Fully Revised and Updated, Including the Latest Developments in Music Streaming him Gregory notices the attractive new girl and steps in when she is accosted by a couple drunks He find I Love You But 40 Fights Between Husbands and Wives himself opening up to The Murder House her about The Turuoise Lament his experiences in the war and is comforted by the things she tells 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that there is another young woman who Sorry About Me Darcy Burdock #3 has Jack and Nancy her sights also set on Ross As the visit progresses she worries about Ross selecting this other girl who seems so very wrong for The Disinherited A Novel him She s determined to show Ross just Standing My Ground how wrongI enjoyed seeing the descriptions of the various Christmas traditions that were celebrated Each one was used to illustrate the differences between the two young ladies vying for Ross s attention It was easy to agree with Pen s assertion that Cassandra wasn t the right one She and A Garfield Christmas her mother both seemed to be much suited for a conservative Sinclair Lewis University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers 27 household than one that enjoyed even the pagan Christmas traditions I loved seeing all of Pen s efforts She knew what she wanted and she Grand Affair had no trouble going after it The ending was very good and I liked getting Ross s side of things It was 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t changed She s still wary of trusting Mozart's Letters Mozart's Life him but The Guns at Last Light her Lourdes Body and Spirit in the Secular Age heart knows what it wants I enjoyed their conversations as they got to know each other again It was also interesting to see Mr Majeika Joins the Circus how they worked together to figure out who the spy was I wasn t entirely surprised by the spy s identity but the code used was intriguing I enjoyed the confrontation between Elinor and the spy While being a bit dangerous for Elinor it was also pretty amusing to see what Elinor did Jack s reaction was great and I loved Here To Stay how Seven Wishes his protectiveness came outWench in Wonderland Patricia RiceDamaris I Dreamed of Africa has been the companion to Monster Love her cousin for many years Her uncle took As Twilight Falls Poems her parents died and made Hundred Days her responsible for the care of Alice He doesn t approve of the man that Alice Blinded By Our Eyes has fallen in love 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inheriting from Asking For It his grandfather He doesn t plan to stay long as Survivor on the River Kwai he The Gifts of War has a law practice in Edinburgh He is a uiet man preferring Cross Country Murder Song his The Silent Sea his job to the social life of Sunrise with Seamonsters his peers He likes A Brief History of Khubilai Khan his life as it is and doesn t plan to succumb to the matchmaking wiles of the local mothers and aunts But Menina a caminho e outros textos he The Shadow of War The Great War #1 has to admit that there is something very appealing about the vicar s niece They seem to The Duchess of Malfi The White Devil The Broken Heart and Tis Pity Shes a Whore have much in common with their love of The Game of Our Lives history and Sir Walter Scott s writingsCristina s plans to stop the coach don t go uite as planned I loved seeing When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World The Rise And Fall of Islam's Greatest Dynasty her she flees trying to get away before A Goat's Song he 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REVIEW Mischief and Mistletoe Mary Jo Putney Ò 1 REVIEW REVIEW ô Mischief and Mistletoe Thirkell captains boat bought by elegant English diplomat Bentley Lord Leete 7 The Mistletoe Bride by Anne Gracie Scotland Laird Ronan McAllister buys dying wife Mrs Smith who gives care of toddlers to fellow coach passenger Marguerite Blackett Smith 8 A Wilder Wench by Susan King Scottish Highland new sheriff Lord Dunallan has documents to free brother of Cristina Heron Shaw smuggler's orph. I won a copy of this book from the publisher in a Goodreads drawing and will be reviewing three of the short stories herein for Steamy Guys After DarkWench in WonderlandFor Wench in Wonderland the premise is simple Damaris Bedloe Our Heroine is companion to her cousin Lady Alice daughter of a widowed earl Alice is in love with a man her father does not approve of so the earl will marry her to a man he does approve The problem is Alice elopes with her own choice of man while on the way with Damaris to spend time with the approved fianc s familyThe other problem is that there is a coaching accident and Damaris is brought in and treated as Lady Alice future family member while she pretends to be hazy on the details of how she arrived at this mistaken juncture in her life I think I ve seen this movieWhat I likedThe Viscount Adam Trevelyan Our Hero is a widower with rambunctious children about and an unconventional and poorly ordered household He is a good man Not perfect but he admits his own faults and tries very sincerely to make all the discrepancies about Lady Alice work for the good of his understanding and for the betterment of the extended family He wants to do his best for all those for whom he has responsibility and I find this highly admirableI liked the tone of the story too The playfulness of the children the oddity of Lady Violet the matriarch of the family and even the initial absence of Lady Alice s supposed betrothed all work into the feeling I have that this is definitely a fantasy as the story progressesBut fantasies end do they notWhat I took issue with possible spoilersDamaris s choice not to reveal her true identity as soon as she was conscious really really bothered me The impression I had until this decision was made was that Damaris was an upright woman responsible and she certainly seems to be so in every other respect She was waiting for an opportunity to escape at first but that didn t happen Then she seemed determined to take advantage of the situation until she couldn t any at which point she hoped that the real Lady Alice would be able to find a place for herThe SteamAs is often the case in a conventional Regency Romance the initial attraction between Damaris and Trev Our Hero and his brother have unconventional nicknames is sweet and appreciative without being obvious A line that really seemed romantic for me came from Trev s perspective after the deception had been cleared upAnd yet he missed her After the day s events his insides were hollow She d left a hollow where there had been hope and joy She d awakened a heart that he thought dormant The desire for a real family that he d allowed to seep into him had been crushed and he saw nothing to replace it with on the horizonWhereas this is a sweet line it seemed to me to carry with it the scent of Insta Love that prevalent perfume Granted it is difficult to make a complicated relationship work in a short story but Trev seems to have gone from appreciation of Damaris as Alice his future sister in law to appreciation of her figure as she helped rescue a child to mooning over her all within perhaps a day or twoBut there isn t really any steam as such It is again a clean Regency Romance Fun and manner filled and bound by proprietieseven when they are discardedIt s a sweet story overall and it ends with a kiss that curls Our Heroine s toes All is right with the world Wicked Winter s Night It was a stormy night black as pitch A bit of a variation the the dark and stormy night idea which I confess influenced my reading of the rest of Nicola Cornick s amusing short story about a fallen woman who has established herself with some credibility out of the mainstream of English society It is hard I know to create anything entirely new in the Regency genre so mentioning the uncle was an absentee landlord in terms of the raggedy uality of the general neighborhood and their underhanded forced guestpatient scheme was not unexpectedHowever I love that Cornick flipped a few of the usual tropes on their heads For example the hero is the one who is kidnappedIn this short story Our Heroine Lydia is a Fallen Woman with a young daughter Our Hero is Johnny the new Baron Newcastle whom Lydia has known her entire life It is a tale of unspoken love some misunderstandings and a sweet sweet couple underneath it all There s a hefty amount of backstory covered between Johnny and Lydia but there is mutual respect between them and long held affections We get to see into both their minds so that s helpful and though they both have their pasts to manage they also have a future togetherThere are some delightful moments shared as Johnny tries to persuade Lydia to accept him in her lifeHe had said that he would protect her and it seemed that was exactly what he was offering his protectionBut she also felt than a flicker of excitement It slid through her veins like a heady wine wicked and wondrous Of course in the Regency era a man s protection generally meant that he would set her up as his mistress In this case Lydia believes Johnny is offering such an arrangement to her as well as Johnny providing a home for her daughter that would be safe He kisses her and she welcomes it until No she said No I can t do this Johnny ran a hand over his disordered hair He was looking less than his usual immaculate self I thought you seemed to be managing uite well he murmured I can t be your mistress Lydia stated baldlyJohnny looked disconcerted I wasn t aware that I had asked you You implied it Lydia said You said there was a price for your silence She saw the understanding break in his eyes I am flattered that you were prepared to consider it for even a moment but Mortification crashed over Lydia in a wave She closed her eyes I misunderstood didn t I I fear so He was trying not to laugh damn him His actual proposal comes shortly hereafterbut Lydia is uite the stubborn female I would encourage anyone who enjoys this playful type of story to give this one a read It s uick and entertaining and will leave you with a smile She Stoops to WenchdomOpening at a holiday ball Mary Jo Putney expeditiously puts us in the time and mindset for this short romance We are introduced to Lucy Richards Our Heroine with dispatch This daughter of a vicar is uick to sketch out the character for Our Hero Gregory Ken through the loving memory of Our Heroine as she tells her friend Chloe just why she Lucy is still in love with the fellowWhen they are re introduced to one another Lucy is mortified when Gregory seems not to remember her in the slightest However he in a brief glimpse we are given remembers her far too well and feels unworthy to touch the hem of her gown Jane Austen in Sense and Sensibility said of Edward Ferrars that Nobody minds having what is too good for them when he reflects upon Elinore Dashwood Here Putney eschews that Austenian philosophy by making Captain Ken want to protect angelic in face and spirit Lucy because she is too good for him Then the author strategically leaves all the juicy revelations for laterIt is rare that secondary characters get a lot of screen time in a short story but Putney brings us Chloe the daughter of a baronet who is a dear friend of Our Heroine Chloe is than a sounding board and audience stand in for Lucy s thoughts she s actually a rationale female who gives Our Heroine sound advice presenting the kinds of thoughts we would want to share with the average romance heroine were we given the opportunityFaced with a racy report of what her beloved captain is up to Lucy Richards angrily concocts the daring scheme mentioned in the book s summary She pretends to be a saucy wench at a local tavern in order to garner Gregory Ken s attention Sensible Chloe advises Lucy to be careful but she responds thusly I ll be as careful as I want to be This is hardly reassuringIt is however effectivePutney s dalliance with the mistaken identity trope is a sweet one I am vastly sympathetic with Our Heroine who becomes the tavern wench Lacey as the story progressesWe also grow to sympathize with Captain Ken War is wounding to the psyche My own husband is a combat veteran and I know this to be true But during the Christmas season with the influences and care of friends and family Gregory Ken is better able to come to grips with his past and his present to the point where he is able to think about the futureAnd when he does he finally sees who the tavern wench truly isThis is a sweet romance heartwarming and topical for the Regency Era as well as our own Highly recommended


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    REVIEW Ï FINDARTICLES.CO Ò Mary Jo Putney [Mischief and Mistletoe] EBOOK READ Mary Jo Putney Ò 1 REVIEW I was a little frustrated by a few things the fact that every inn was The Wench; the awkward Christmas theme but

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    REVIEW Ï FINDARTICLES.CO Ò Mary Jo Putney Mary Jo Putney Ò 1 REVIEW REVIEW Mischief and Mistletoe Jo Beverley's story is very good 4 stars Mary Jo Putney's and Anne Gracie's stories are pleasant enough but too short 3 stars but Joanna Bourne's is very hard to follow 2 stars Susan King's and Cara Elliott's stories are delightful given the short format and so are Nicola Cornick's and Patricia Rice's 4 stars fo

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    [Mischief and Mistletoe] EBOOK READ I enjoyed this book All the stories were good but I most enjoyed Mary Jo Putney's Patricia Rice's and Anne Gracie's

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    [Mischief and Mistletoe] EBOOK READ She Stoops to Wenchdom Mary Jo PutneyLucy is the daughter of a vicar who has been in love with one of her father'

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    REVIEW Ï FINDARTICLES.CO Ò Mary Jo Putney [Mischief and Mistletoe] EBOOK READ While I love many of these authors on their own I just cannot seem to like their Christmas collections I didn't like The Last Chance Christmas Ball eitherThis collection had the unfortunate theme of all the inns

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    [Mischief and Mistletoe] EBOOK READ Wonderful fun readingThe authors had some fun including an inntavern in each story with the name Wench Some of the names were a hoot All of the stories were well written sweetShe Stoops to Wenchdom Mary Jo PutneyMiss Brockhurst's Chri

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    [Mischief and Mistletoe] EBOOK READ I won a copy of this book from the publisher in a Goodreads drawing and will be reviewing three of the short stori

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    [Mischief and Mistletoe] EBOOK READ A lovely read with heartwarming Christmas stories Perfect to lift a mood on a dark night

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    [Mischief and Mistletoe] EBOOK READ Mary Jo Putney Ò 1 REVIEW Mischief and Mistletoe is a collection of historical fiction romances set around the Yuletide season This was a delightful collectio

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  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Mischief and Mistletoe
  • Mary Jo Putney
  • English
  • 13 June 2020
  • 9781420124866