A Yuletide Regency Collection – Always Kiss at Christmas by Regina Scott – Book Review, Preview

Posted November 6, 2018 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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The authors of the Timeless Romance anthologies are back with another collection. I have yet to be disappointed by those I have read.

A Yuletide Regency Collection – Always Kiss at Christmas by Regina Scott – Book Review, Preview

A Yuletide Regency

by Regina Scott, Sarah M. Eden, Jen Geigle Johnson, Annette Lyon, Krista Lynne Jensen, Heather B. Moore

four-stars
Published by Mirror Press
Publication Date November 2, 2018
Genres: Historical Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: England Regency Era – UK – 1795 – 1837
Main Character Ages: 15-18, 18-24, 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 306

Synopsis:

From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes A YULETIDE REGENCY.

Six brand new Regency romance novellas by Regina Scott, Sarah M. Eden, Jen Geigle Johnson, Annette Lyon, Krista Lynne Jensen, and Heather B. Moore

A TIMELESS ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY series: #1: Winter Collection #2: Spring Vacation Collection #3: Summer Wedding Collection #4: Autumn Collection #5: European Collection #6: Love Letter Collection #7: Old West Collection #8: Summer in New York Collection #9: Silver Bells Collection #10: All Regency Collection #11: California Dreamin’ Collection #12: Annette Lyon Collection #13: All Hallows’ Eve #14: Under the Mistletoe #15: British Isles Collection #16: Mail Order Bride Collection #17: Road Trip Collection #18: Blind Date Collection #19: Valentine’s Day Collection #20: Happily Ever After #21: A Yuletide Regency

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.


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My review is for Always Kiss at Christmas by Regina Scott.

Now that enough bits and pieces of Meredith’s story have been revealed (in the Fortune’s Brides series), author Regina Scott can tell us the beginning of her story. Believe it or not, knowing the details in this prequel would give things away. . .

This was everything I have come to expect from this author, but in a smaller package, a novella. The length was just right to cover the events of this memorable Christmas Eve. While this story had a satisfying ending and could easily stand alone, readers of the series will recognize that it is just a hint of things to come. An explanation and cause for more questions.

The story is witty, lighthearted, sweet, and romantic. As Mary attempts to orchestrate circumstances so Julian will kiss her, all manner of occurrences work together to frustrate her plans. To quote the Bard

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Lysander

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I love the characters and am looking forward to reading more of the stories in the series. Stay tuned! Never Vie for a Viscount is coming, hopefully by the end of the year.

Regina's Regency Christmas Pinterest Board

(click here to go directly to the board on Pinterest)
  • NineteenTeen: 2008
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  • NineteenTeen: Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion, Complete with Presents
  • NineteenTeen: Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion, Complete with Presents
  • Victorian Christmas by Tereena Clarke
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  • EKDuncan - My Fanciful Muse: Christmas Ornaments using Regency Fashion Plates from Ackermann's Repository
  • 1818 - manteau soie rayée
  • Dennis Severs' House - Museums & Attractions - Time Out London
  • Christmas in Jane Austen's House by EvaAgnes on Etsy
  • Mode de Lis: · Regency Christmas Ball ·
  • The whole “Twelve Days of Christmas” song comes from the twelve days between Christmas Day and January 6th (Epiphany). In the Regency, Christmas was more of a religious celebration but Twelfth Night (either January 5th or January 6th—no one seems to agree which “night” it is) was a party. They had Twelfth Night Cake or what we call “king cake” in New Orleans.
  • In my Sari Overdress post, I mentioned that my family attended a Christmas Regency Ball last month.  It was such a fabulous event that ...
  • The Dusty Victorian: Christmas Gown, 2016 - Jane Austen's Regency Style - Part III, The Greenery
  • Regency Era Christmas Evergreen Decorations
four-stars

About Annette Lyon

Annette Lyon is a USA Today bestselling author, a 5-time Best of State medalist for novels and short stories in Utah, and a Whitney Award winner. She’s had success as a professional editor and in newspaper, magazine, and technical writing, but her first love has always been writing fiction. She’s a cum laude graduate from BYU with a degree in English and is the author of over a dozen books, including the Whitney Award-winning Band of Sisters, a chocolate cookbook, and a grammar guide. She is a regular contributor to and the former editor of the Timeless Romance Anthology series. She has received five publication awards from the League of Utah Writers, including the Silver Quill, and she’s one of the four coauthors of the Newport Ladies Book Club series. Annette is represented by Heather Karpas at ICM Partners.

About Heather B. Moore

Heather B. Moore is a four-time USA Today bestseller and award-winning author of more than a dozen historical novels which are set in Ancient Arabia and Mesoamerica. She’s not old and doesn’t remember the time period, so Google has become a great friend. Although she spent several years living in the Middle East, she prefers to forget the smells. Heather writes historicals and thrillers under H.B. Moore. She also writes women’s fiction, romance, and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore, including The Newport Ladies Book Club, and the Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthologies. Heather’s USA Todaybestselling titles include Heart of the Ocean, Mail Order Bride, Mistress Grim, and Poetic Justice. Heather also writes Young Adult speculative under pen name Jane Redd, which includes the Solstice series. Foreign publications include Das Grab der Konigin(Germany), Drommen om lykke (Norway), and Sommer og kjaerlighet (Norway).

Heather graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in Fashion Merchandising and minor in Business Management–which has absolutely nothing to do with writing novels. But at least she can balance a mean checkbook and color-coordinate her kids’ school clothes.

About Jen Geigle Johnson

An award winning author, including the GOLD in Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, Jen Geigle Johnson discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager.

She once greeted an ancient turtle under the water by grabbing her fin. She knows all about the sound a water-ski makes on glassy water and how to fall down steep moguls with grace. During a study break date in college, she sat on top of a jeep’s roll bars up in the mountains and fell in love.

​Now, she loves to share bits of history that might otherwise be forgotten. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure. She is a member of the RWA, the SCBWI, and LDStorymakers. She is also the chair of the Lonestar.Ink writing conference.

About Krista Lynne Jensen

Krista writes contemporary romance, historical romance, and fantasy. She
has lived in lush Oregon and rugged Wyoming, but Washington is her
beloved home state. She likes to choose familiar settings for her stories and
is grateful to have such inspirational places to choose from. She is a mother
of six, gramma of three, a gardener and cook, loves to travel, laugh, and
hike, and lives to make the best of what she’s been given.

About Regina Scott

Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing. Since her first Regency romance was published in 1998, her stories have traveled the globe, with translations in many languages including Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese. She and her husband of 30 years reside in Washington State on the way to Mt. Rainier. Regina Scott is a decent fencer; owns a historical costume collection that takes up over a third of her large closet; and has driven four in hand, learned to fence, sailed on a tall ship, and dressed as a Regency dandy, all in the name of research, of course.

About Sarah M. Eden

Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today best-selling author of historical romances. Her
previous Proper Romance novel Longing for Home won the Foreword Reviews
2013 IndieFab Book of the Year award for romance. Hope Springs won the 2014
Whitney Award for “Best Novel of the Year,” and Ashes on the Moor was a
Foreword Reviews 2018 Book of the Year silver medalist for romance.
Combining her obsession with history and an affinity for tender love stories,
Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She happily spends
hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library and dreams of one day
traveling to all the places she reads about. Sarah is represented by Pam Pho at
D4EO Literary Agency.

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