Monday, December 2, 2013

A Very Scandalous Holiday anthology by Nancy Fraser, Sophia Garrett, Amber Lin and Christa McHugh

These romance stories are a mix; they are from Regency, Early Victorian, WWII and 1920s periods and we're talking about looking for love in all the right places this time.  It's just that the couples involved don't realize it's the right place...

The authors and Goddess Fish Blog Tour allowed me to read this ebook for review (thank you).  The ebook is available wherever you buy ebooks.

These romance tales are fun, humorous and interesting to read.  The movement across time makes each story unique and memorable.  If getting ready for Christmas gets you down, read a story from this book and it will cheer you up and give you something else to think about as you wrap gifts and clean house.

Here's the list of stories:

Erin's Gift by Nancy Fraser
Chicago 1920
Widower, Seth Harrison, has no intention of falling in love again but will he be able to resist the sweetness of his son's nanny, Erin O'Mara - his sister's best friend?
An Eternity of You by Sophia Garrett
England 1833
The Duke of Sharrington left Rebecca with more than a broken heart six years ago - he left her with a son. He's rekindled their passion with his return, but it will take a Christmas miracle to earn her heart.
Letters at Christmas by Amber Lin
England, late Regency
After three years at sea, Captain Hale Prescott has the means to marry the love of his life and his best friend's sister. Sidony Harbeck, however, might never speak to him again. Despite their whispered adolescent promises, he never wrote her a single letter... at least none he ever sent.
Eight Tiny Flames by Crista McHugh
1944 Ardennes, WWII
Lt. Ruth Mencher has always secretly admired Capt. Joseph Klein, but it takes the lighting of a Hanukkah candle to uncover the spark of mutual attraction. Each night awakens a new facet of their relationship, but as the Battle of the Bulge begins, the approaching Nazi forces threaten to tear them apart.

My favorite of all these is "Letters at Christmas".  Captain Hale comes home with his heart on his sleeve and gets rejected by his love for being gone so long with no word.  The good news is he won't give up...

"An Eternity of You" was also very good.  The Duke is strong, impressive, and willing to do what he must to make up for his absence.  Will Rebecca ever forgive him?

I love short stories and these were all a good read.  Give them a try; they will make you smile

Sophia Garrett will be awarding a $15 Starbucks GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:  Goddess Blog

Good luck and happy reading!


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Melinda Campbell said...

Oh wow! This looks great! Thank you so much for doing this. =)

cloud.weaver.girl AT gmail DOT com

Claire Ashgrove said...

Thanks so much for hosting and the review!

Question for all of you readers -- what's your favorite part of the holidays? If you can nail it down to one specific. I know that's really hard for me!

Andra Lyn said...

Happy First Day of the tour! :) I've been waiting for this one since I first saw the promo! I can't wait to get to know you and your book better during the next week or so!

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

Sophia Garrett said...

Thank you everyone for stopping in! I look forward to getting to know you all better as well.

It occurred to me as I was checking in tonight and saw my comment pop up... I'm going to show up as "Claire Ashgrove"

That's me too. You can connect with me on Facebook as either Sophia or Claire. But I simply can't juggle the demands of more than one google address/account... it's way too complicated for my poor little author head. :)

Natasha said...

Sounds like a great read!!
I love the cover!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

bn100 said...

Interesting reads

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