Hello my little festive sunshines, we are on day twenty-three in my count down to Christmas. We are so close now, are you getting excited? So, what is beyond the Advent Calendar door today? Go on then, have a look.
On the twenty-three day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Shall we start with a festive Hottie?
Let me introduce you to two beautiful and immensely seductive heroes, who will make you weep for them and then swoon because of them.
A Holiday By Gaslight
“Readers will easily fall for Sophie and Ned in their gaslit surroundings.” -Library Journal, starred review
A Courtship of Convenience
Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent. A man of little emotion–or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she’s ready to put an end to things.
A Last Chance for Love
But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn’t as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there’s Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What’s a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there’ll be no false formality. This time they’ll get to know each other for who they really are.
The Lost Letter
A PROUD BEAUTY
When the tragic death of her gamester father leaves her destitute and alone, society beauty Sylvia Stafford finds work as a governess in a merchant’s household in Cheapside. Isolated from the fashionable acquaintance of her youth, she resigns herself to lonely spinsterhood…until a mysterious visitor convinces her to temporarily return to her former life – and her former love.
A SCARRED BEAST
Colonel Sebastian Conrad is no longer the dashing cavalry officer Sylvia once fell in love with. Badly scarred during the Sepoy Rebellion, he has withdrawn to his estate in rural Hertfordshire where he lives in near complete seclusion. Brooding and tormented, he cares nothing for the earldom he has inherited – and even less for the faithless beauty who rejected him three years before.
A SECOND CHANCE
A week together in the remote Victorian countryside is the last thing either of them ever wanted. But when fate intervenes to reunite them, will a beastly earl and an impoverished beauty finally find their happily-ever-after? Or are some fairy-tale endings simply not meant to be?
I hope, I have inspired and started your Festive season with some serious swooning! I absolutely adore Mimi’s work, she is an amazingly gifted writer, and for me, there isn’t any other who can write Victorian romance as flawless as her. Her stories are full of pure emotion, passion, love and the best broodingly beautiful and sexy heroes you will ever meet. I know you will fall in love with Sophie & Edward and Sylvia & Sebastion just as much as I did.
Until tomorrow, have a lovely day!