The Virtues of Christmas

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A duet of Regency holiday novellas set at the time of year when toes might be cold, but hearts are warm, and true love earns a helping hand from some well-placed mistletoe.

Respect for Christmas

Henrietta Whitlow is leaving behind the life of a very successful courtesan in hopes of making peace with her family in the shires. Michael Brenner’s family all but ignore him, despite his shiny new baronial title, and his errand along the Oxford road isn’t half so benign as Henrietta’s. While trying to settle a debt of honor involving Henrietta, Michael instead loses his heart, gains a friend, and learns an important holiday lesson.

Patience for Christmas

The story of advice columnist Patience Friendly, whose relationship with her stubborn, over-bearing, publisher, Dougal MacHugh, is anything but cordial. Dougal challenges is Patience to take on a rival columnist in a holiday advice-a-thon, and sparks fly clear up to the mistletoe hanging from every rafter. Will Patience follow the practical guidance of her head, or the passionate advice of her heart?

Hott Review:

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Respect for Christmas What a lovely story. I was absolutely enthralled with Respect for Christmas. It was so sad, so uplifting, so romantic.
Though, it’s not very Christmassy. Wintry, but not Christmassy.

Grade: A
Ages: 16+
Steam: YA | there really isn’t anything but she is a courtesan.

Patience for Christmas If I’d stopped reading sooner I’d have said I didn’t love Patience for Christmas, but it absolutely redeemed itself. Though it’s not the most romantic of novellas, it is very realistic for many of us. The relationship between Patience and Dougal is frustrating but romantic in it’s way.

Grade: B+
Ages: 16+
Steam: Adult | Just a little bit of steam and not tremendously descriptive.


Author: Grace Burrowes
Source: I preordered The Virtues of Christmas on August 11, 2016.
Publisher & Date: Grace Burrowes Publishing on October 25th 2016
Genre: Christmas, Historical Romance
ISBN: 1941419380 (ISBN13: 9781941419380)
Pages: 170
Grade: B+
Ages: 16+/td>
Steam: Adult
Setting: England

Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes’ bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish and Lady Eve’s Indiscretion. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.

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