A Cinderella Christmas tale...Lord Lansbury has always known that true love must come second to a suitable match.
So why is he so bewitched by the unforgettable violet eyes of his sister's companion Jane Mortimer?
From the moment she set foot in Chalfont, Jane has longed for the enigmatic Earl's admiration.
But they come from different worlds - her dreams will surely remain out of reach for ever...Until one night Jane's wishes are granted...Now the Earl must decide - will there be wedding bells before Christmas?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin (UK)
- Publication Date: 03/12/2015
- Category: Historical romance
- ISBN: 9780263248210
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Review by wyvernfriend
Now this is listed as a regency period novel, the regency period ended in 1820 and the first public railways were in 1830, and there are a few rail trips in this, this feels more Victorian than Regency to me and several other reviewers have commented on this. This book belongs to a nebulous 19th Century period that's a bit vague but you can see a certain amount of social changes happening. Also the more organised Archaeological expeditions that are alluded to are more from the late 19th than the early 19th Century.Lord Lansbury doesn't trust romance, when he was younger a romance broke his heart and now he doesn't believe in love, but he's attracted to Jane Mortimer, who is acting as companion to his sister.Jane is trying to work out her place in the world after spending her youth following her father on his Archaeological expeditions, she knows that he left her money but while it's being sorted she feels that she has to be doing something and when the role of companion to Lord Lansbury's sister came up she thought it offered her both something to do and time to work on her father's papers. She didn't expect to become attracted to the Lord, but she wants romance and he's soured on love.Not to bad but not really a regency novel, if it had been presented as a historical I would have been happier.