Who would have thought one innocent evening could turn in to such a debacle! Lady Joan went to show her best dress designs to the reigning house of fashion and wound up losing her designs and her innocence! The only possible salvation from this mess is to find a husband – and fast.
Luckily as Lady Joan races from town she runs right into the part of Dante Hartwell, a mill owner in need of a Lady to open the doors he needs to further his business. Can they build a marriage on trust – or is that too much to hope for this Christmas?
What I liked: I thoroughly enjoyed What a Lady Needs for Christmas! I adored Lady Joan and Dante was her perfect match. They reminded me very much of my marriage and it was fun and disconcerting to watch them.
What I didn’t like: There were a few foul words used and a couple of pages of glossed intamacies, but overall this book was free of offences.
|Source:||Sourcebooks Casablanca via Netgalley|
|Setting:||Scottish Highlands early in Queen Victoria’s reign|
Grace Burrowes’ Bio:
It also left enough time to grab a law degree through an evening program, produce Beloved Offspring (only one, but she is a lion), and eventually move to the lovely Maryland countryside.
While reading yet still more romance novels, Grace opened her own law practice, acquired a master’s degree in Conflict Transformation (she had a teenage daughter by then) and started thinking about writing…. romance novels. This aim was realized when Beloved Offspring struck out into the Big World a few years ago. (“Mom, why doesn’t anybody tell you being a grown-up is hard?”)
Grace eventually got up the courage to start pitching her manuscripts to agents and editors. The query letter that resulted in “the call” started out: “I am the buffoon in the bar at the RWA retreat who could not keep her heroines straight, could not look you in the eye, and could not stop blushing–and if that doesn’t narrow down the possibilities, your job is even harder than I thought.” (The dear lady bought the book anyway.)
Do you like my reviews? If you do, please, stop by and rate them at one of the bookstores or review sites.
** Many of the books I review are Advance Review Copies. These books are loaned to me for my review. I am in no way compensated for my time nor am I asked to give anything but my honest review. If you have further questions, please, review my FTC Disclaimer on my homepage.
© Hott Books | Google+