Holiday House Parties by Elizabeth Mansfield

Posted November 21, 2016 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance / 0 Comments

holiday-house-parties-two-talesTitle:  Holiday House Parties: Two Tales
Author:  Elizabeth Mansfield
Genre:  Regency Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 4, 2016
Publisher:  Open Road Intrigated Media
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

In “The Girl with Airs,” Lord Dunvegan—Laird Geordie to his friends—attempts to persuade bluestocking Caroline Woolcott to give his besotted, tongue-tied friend Sir Archibald Halford a chance to win her hand in marriage. A Scotsman banished to England to cultivate a more genteel manner, Geordie has yet to meet a female who tempts him to settle down. It certainly isn’t the headstrong lass who wants nothing to do with Archie—or Geordie. But then Geordie’s father decides the standoffish Caroline would make an ideal bride for his wayward son, and a sizzling kiss in the doorway of a grand Lancashire estate turns two warring hearts to love . . .
In “A Sneeze on Tuesday,” Elinor Selby succumbs to the worst cold she’s ever known five days before Christmas, and her entire future takes a catastrophic turn. After an absence of five years, Elinor’s betrothed, Julian Henshaw, Lord Lovebourne, is due home any day. Were it not for her quick-thinking, curmudgeonly neighbor, Miles Endicott, on whom she’s relied since childhood, she might not be able to cope with the momentous reunion. But then an unexpected series of events forces Elinor and Miles to take part in a scandalous deception that will ignite a firestorm of longing and love.

Stand Alone Titles

Now, it’s always with a touch of sadness when I re-read any of Elizabeth Mansfield’s works.  She is greatly missed.

This combination of two of her Christmas stories is funny, charming and will leave the reader with a warm Christmas feeling.

Of the two stories offered, I have to admit that A Sneeze on Tuesday definitely gave me some chuckles, and a hero worth believing in.

The cover descriptions give you a good base for the two stories that are in this collection.  They are short, sweet, charming and the characters believable for the circumstances.

If you’re looking for a touch of a Regency Christmas this year, then I’d definitely recommend any of Elizabeth Mansfield’s stories.  These are full of Christmas spirit, celebrations that are festive and entertaining, and characters that will touch your heart as they find their happy ever after.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this novel. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this story.*

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