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Christmas Keepsakes

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  191 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A Handful of Gold, Julian, an heir to an earldom, offers dancer Blanche money to accompany him to his friends hunting lodge over the holidays & become his mistress

The Three Gifts, Miles, is critically injured during the war, out of neccessity, he marries Edwina on his supposed death bed

The Season for Suitors, Clara needs advice so she goes to the source, Sebastian, she
Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Harlequin Books
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Barbara Elsborg
May 09, 2013 Barbara Elsborg rated it really liked it
Three great little stories that I realized after two pages, I'd read before! oops. Oh well. There is something reliably predictable about regency romances - they follow rules, they have rakes, they have guys who are good at heart, they're slightly sentimental and they make me smile. If I'm down, I know they'll cheer me up and this is exactly what these three stories did. I'm not one for outlining the plots - the blurbs do that but they were easy quick reads and each as good as the other.
While reading the descritptions I realized I had already read 2 of the stories! Mary Balogh's "A Handful of Gold" and "The Season for Suitors" by Nicola Cornick were also published in the book The Heart of Christmas. So, my review of those two novellas will be the same that I have already wrote for The Heart of Christmas.

A Handful of Gold by Mary Balogh- 3 stars. Okay story, I just didn't like either H/h. Verity Ewing is pretending to be someone else in order to make money for her widowed mother
Monique Takens
Jun 29, 2014 Monique Takens rated it really liked it
If you expect 3 christmas story's you are going to be very disappointed . Only Mary Balogh's story is a true christmas story and this gem is totally worth the purchase of the book , I have it in my possession for some years now and I read A Handful of Gold every year around christmas time , christmas is just not complete without it !
The other 2 story's are nice but have nothing to do with christmas and should not have been in this book .
Oct 13, 2011 Anna rated it liked it
This was a pleasant little book-- I love to have books like this around to read -- short stories/novellas for when I don't want to start something too big or long--like late at night ! I enjoyed Mary Balogh's story and Nicola Cornick's stories the most.
Dec 03, 2012 Laura rated it liked it
Book rating (average of three stories)= 3.33 stars

A Handful of Gold by Mary Balogh
3 stars

The Three Gifts by Julia Justiss
3 stars

The Season for Suitors by Nicola Cornick
4 stars
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May 13, 2008 Meghan marked it as to-read
back to Mt. TBR. I just couldn't get into this, maybe next year...
May 16, 2013 ARomanceLover rated it liked it
I enjoyed all three stories but Balogh and Justiss' were my favorite.
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Mary Jenkins was born in 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK. After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two-year teaching contract in 1967. She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting. She also enjoys watching tennis and curl ...more
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