(Kindle) [Christmas with the Duchess]
Al for the H and h She s the experienced slightly jaded and seemingly rakish older woman He s about 10 years younger somewhat naive and nnocent not only sexually he s a virgin but also n the ways of the ton that superficial self centered vapid upper class of which our heroine Emma s a member as the Duchess of Warwick widow of the late duke and mother of the adolescent present dukeOur hero Nicholas has just recently come Introducing the Ancient Greeks into an earldom after a life at sea as a naval officer He s brought to the first Christmas gathering by his newly met aunt Anne and uncle Hugh and their four marriage hungry daughters Poor youngnnocent Nicholas doesn t fit The Student Cookbook in at all well with the manipulative greedy self centered relatives and friends gathered there Struck by Emma s beauty he fallsn love with her Torpedo Run in spite of the fact that shes manipulative herself but not necessarily greedy nor self centered More to the point she s focused on her children and trying to regain guardianship of them from uncle HughIt s pointless to summarize the plot Suffice The Driver it to say that we have lots of bedhopping conniving deception manipulation scheming etc by most all those gathered together I didn t find myself liking anyone but Nicholas Not even the duchess young sons had admirable ualities They came across as spoiled and arrogant Perhaps heroine Emma shows a bit of a softer side at the end but you have to look hard at her to find something very admirablen her eitherAll that said however De glazen troon (De glazen troon, it was an entertaining plot what with all the above mentioned conniving deception scheming and bedhopping and the books well written The problem Silent Witnesses is that you may find yourself entertained yet very annoyed at the same time by how horrid and useless all these people are I wanted to like this one than I did Unfortunately the main characters didn t really appeal The saving grace though was foundn the uirky secondary characters they kept me reading I liked the The Hawthorn Crown (The Changeling, interplay between the heroine s twin brother and their spunky spinster aunt Looks like we have a winnern the replacing The Snow ueen as the worst book Eileen has ever read contest Wish I could give The Past is Myself The Road Ahead Omnibus it zero stars becauset The Common Years is the dumbest historical romance I ever read Liked the cover art though The characters were unlikable orgnorant and despicable to family friend and foe Only finished The Valkyrie Song (Jan Fabel, it because I couldn t believe howt got ridiculous with each chapter Couldn t root for the main couple either and the love scenes were horrible Characters constantly discuss sex but no one has a romantic love scene Will never read anything by this author again I will stick to Tessa Dare Karen Ranney Karen Hawkins Mary Balogh Nora Roberts etc for great romance novel. Emma A new pair of Hessians A kiss from Emma under the mistletoe Christmas with the Duchess.
(Kindle) Christmas with the Duchess
I have no Inishowen idea why I finished this It was like a train wreck I suppose I couldn t look away It was not romantic and not Christmassy The characters all drove me nuts Two stars only because I did manage to finisht Glad I got The Other Side of the Coyne it for only 50 cents Whats Zombacter it they say The path to true loves a rocky one That La muñeca asesina is definitely the case here I do have to say that thiss one of the best romances that I have read this yearNicholas a career navy man has recently become the 4th Earl of Camford He Risking It All is green grass Usuallyt The Housekeeper and the Professor is the female protagonist whos unsure n the world of nobility Not here It s The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel - A 30-minute Chapter-by-Chapter Summary interesting to watch thenteractions between Nicholas and Emma the Duchess of Warwick And the supporting cast of characters are a riot I especially love the antics of Emma s twin Lord Colin and Lady Harriet an old spinster aunt by marriage to Emma who by the way The Complete Idiots Guide to Buying Foreclosures is a widow Appallingly bad terrible unlikable characters confusing storyline supposedly a Christmas story definitely not It may have been set at Christmas but Scrooge had Christmas spirit BEFORE the ghosts arrived Received read and reviewed for The Season for RomanceEmma Fitroy Duchess of Warwicks staying at Warwick Palace for the Christmas holiday where she hopes to be reunited with her two young sons who were taken away after her husband s death As family begins to arrive she meets Nicholas St Austell the newly appointed Lord Camford Ten years her junior Emma certainly has no Asian Bites intentions of getting romanticallynvolved with Nicholas Nicholas just recently came Perfect into the earldom after having spent most of his life at sea as a naval officer Orphaned at a young age the Royal Navys the only home he has known so he s very apprehensive about his newly acuired title property and family members He s taken under the protection of Uncle Hugh whom he uickly learns Avengers is not so benevolent and actually has ulterior motives Uncle Hugh wants Nicholas to marry one of his five marriage hungry daughters and make one of them the next Lady Camford Nicholass completely blind to his uncle s schemes especially when he meets the beautiful Emma He uickly falls under her spell although no one not even the reader understands why I really wanted to like Christmas with the Duchess but sadly that did not happen for me Other than the novel taking place over the course of three Christmases there sn t any Christmas spirit or cheer n this story It plays out as of a Regency farce than a romanceAs for our main characters we have role reversal with the heroine being the older slightly jaded seemingly rakish woman and the hero being boy than man with his naivet and lack of experience both sexually and socially Unfortunately I felt no con. Nicholas St Austell's Christmas Wish List An nvitation to a holiday house party A shiny gol.
Nection or attachment to any of the characters I found Emma to be manipulative conniving self centered and sometimes cruel Nicholas one of the few characters with any redeeming ualities was kind hearted and sweet but far too nnocent and awkward The rest of the family was just as catty manipulative and self serving as the heroine so Nicholas The Devouring (The Devouring, inability to fitn with the rest of the characters made sense although I felt the author made him seem like a simpleton most of the time The premise of the story seemed to have a lot of promise and the plot although not entirely original could have been far nteresting f the story hadn t been so convoluted with a cast of horrid and mostly useless characters On a positive note the writing was well done and there were a few humorous moments that lightened the tension a bit Sadly this The Campaign for Domestic Happiness is not a story for those seeking some holiday cheer but rather those who are not looking for a warm and fuzzies and who don t mind being entertained yet annoyed at the same time A RomanceOMG Thats what I first thought about this book This may be the worst romance ever For starters t s not terribly romantic But that The Complete Idiots Guide to Crowdsourcing is only the beginningThe particulars The books about Emma Grey Fitzroy Duchess of Warwick her gay twin brother his lover their unspeakably mean Aunts and Uncle and their other relatives all of whom are highly unlikable Even the Hero of the book Nicholas St Austell the Earl of Camford The Complete Idiots Guide to Fondues and Hot Dips is unlikeable Hes young 20 at the time of the book 10 years the junior of the heroine Emma a virgin and unskilled at the art of romanceThis entire book reminded me of Marriedwith Children mixed with a bad reality show I could easily see this as The Real Royals of England Not to give Bravo any Aloha Rodeo ideas for salacious reality tv shows but I could easily see Tamara Lejuene the book s author watching stuff like that while writing this The books at times very funny However t s classified as a romance and there All aboard the Ninky Nonk! is nothing whatsoevern this book that s even remotely romantic Some reviews have classified this book as a farce It certainly s that whether that s ntentional or unintentional only Ms Lejuene knows for certainWhat I do know however THE AGE OF ARTHUR: WARFARE IN THE BRITISH DARK AGES, 400 AD - 800 AD: WARHAMMER HISTORICAL. is that thiss hardly romantic There Three by Atiq Rahimi is no romance at all none of the characters aren any way likable and I feel like I wasted my time reading this Marked as finished because I didn t make The Witchs Kind it to reading the 3rd chapter 25 stars If you re looking for a heartwarming Christmas themed romance thissn t The Galapagos Affair it No Christmas cheer here No this book by Ms Lejeunes of a Regency house party romantic farce which takes place over three Christmases Rome Sweet Rome in 1814 1815 and 1816 As for the romantic leads we have role revers. D pocket watch Anntroduction to Emma the Duchess of Warwick Roasted chestnuts A dance with.