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All the Pleasures of the Season (Secrets #1.5)

3.41  ·  Rating Details ·  119 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews

On the first day of Christmas:

Lady Miranda Archer accepts a marriage proposal.

On the first day of Christmas, fifteen minutes later:

Miranda realizes she’s made a huge mistake.

For the next twelve days:

Miranda must find a way out of her engagement—which is harder than it looks, especially since her fiancé is pompous, mean, and desperate for her family’s jewels—and convince he

Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published (first published December 20th 2011)
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Dec 07, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it
Lady Miranda Archer believes she has found the perfect man but the moment she accepts his proposal the ice forms on him and she begins to regret her decision. Her heart truly belongs to the second son of a baron, Gilbert, but being the granddaughter of a duke she knows that marriage can never happen. Thankfully, her brother knows that the Earl of Kelton is no good for his sister and when Mirandas precious sapphires from her late mother go missing and turn up in the most unexpected spot, the enga ...more
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes***

Oh Lady Miranda Archer, what a dilemma: marry the golden boy of the ton (the Earl of Kelton) who seems perfect for her and make her grandfather and sister happy or try to make it work with the second son of a minor baron who she's had a tendre for quite some time.

5 Things I Loved, Liked or Wanted to Slap Silly:

1. Lady Miranda Archer: She's made the biggest mistake of her life. At first she seemed like a total pushover, wanting to please her grandfat
Molly (Cafinated Reads)
Dec 29, 2011 Molly (Cafinated Reads) rated it it was amazing
When I got this eBook to review, I was SO excited. I'd heard good things about this author and I wanted the chance to join in on the fun. I was not disappointed! This book left me with a feeling of utter Christmas-y romance and I want to go back and read again and again, whether it's Christmas or not!

Ms. Cornwall fills this story with wonderful characters. Even the rich, conceited and VERY un-likable one, the Earl of Kelton. With a mix of fun, lovable characters with some unlovable ones, there's
(Nat) Reading Romances
Mar 23, 2012 (Nat) Reading Romances rated it it was amazing
I loved reading All the pleasures of the season. It’s a fantastic read and perfect for the holiday season, when we need a quick – and strong- romance book ’cause we simply don’t have enough time to read a full novel!

The romance was very emotional, beautiful and delicious to follow its development. Miranda at first appears as the stubborn lady who wants to please her father and ignore her feelings, a typical heroine, but she reveals her real feelings when Gilbert shows up and she’s conflicted abo
Valerie Bowman
Aug 31, 2014 Valerie Bowman rated it it was amazing
Fabulous with a side of marvelous.
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Dec 24, 2011 Monique rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed at AsianCocoa's Secret Garden

Lady Miranda Archer has just finished her debut season and has finally made her choice and decided to marry Lord Anthony Stanwood. Out of all of her suitors she knows that marrying the Earl of Kelton is the most advantageous to her and her family. Her sister, Marianne has been pushing for him since day one and she knows her Grandfather, The Duke of Carrington will approve of the match. Although, Anthony is gorgeous and the most eligible bachelor o
Dec 28, 2011 Daisy rated it really liked it
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I almost never read Christmassy books. But I REALLY liked this one!

So Lady Miranda is a girl who has a big sense of duty and wants to please her grandfather and all. Which is why she seems like a total pushover when we first meet her. Cause seriously, getting engaged to a man she hardly knows well enough to share a dance with, let alone a life? That's just a recipe for disaster. Well except for the romance novels where said gentleman is actually the hero of the novel. But that is definitely not
My Book Addiction and More MBA
Mar 29, 2012 My Book Addiction and More MBA rated it really liked it
ALL THE PLEASURES OF THE SEASON by Lecia Cornwall is a delightful historical romance for any season which is set in Regency England. What a delightful story of love,romance,inheritance,a marriage for money or will it be,sweet sensuality and family.When you realize all you want for Christmas is the man you can't have,Gilbert Fielding,with no title and the second son to a minor baron, but you are engaged to one Lord Anthony Stanwood, the Earl of Kelton,who is only after your inheritance,the only t ...more
Jo (My House of Books)
3.5 stars

Miranda Archer has made a grave mistake; that much is clear. The man to whom she's engaged, the Earl of Kelton, is on the outside the picture of perfection for a member of the ton. But he does not stir Miranda's heart. She's making a good match, though, and Miranda is willing to sacrifice for the hope of a good marriage.

Her brother, Phineas, has other plans. He convinces the man Miranda loves and who loves her in return, Gilbert Fielding, to simply dance with Miranda at the upcoming bal
Dec 10, 2011 Danielle rated it liked it
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Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I was really excited to read this book. These types of tropes are normally some of my favorites but with this one I felt like it was just missing something. I didn't really feel any chemistry between the hero and heroine. I'm not sure if it's because this was a novella and the author just didn't have enough time to develop their relationship but I honestly had trouble believing in them and their feelings towards one another. Don't get me wron
Elaine Mcdonald
Feb 20, 2014 Elaine Mcdonald rated it liked it
2.5 just ok nothing special. It does not make me want to get the rest of the books in the series.
Feb 17, 2015 Cherie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I liked this one. It's a novella but I found it to be a complete story.
Jan 16, 2014 Jess rated it it was ok
I categorized this as a novella. I don't think it was supposed to be, but there just wasn't much to it!
Jan 14, 2012 Barbara rated it liked it
Gilbert was too unsure of himself but Miranda knew who she loved. Nice short story of knowing the right one for you.
Sep 01, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it
eh. Nowhere near as good as her other books.
Jan 13, 2012 Ellen rated it really liked it
It was just a novella but it was very sweet.
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Lecia Cornwall lives and writes in Calgary, Canada, amid the beautiful foothills of the Canadian Rockies, with four cats, two teenagers, a crazy chocolate Lab, and one very patient husband. She is hard at work on her next book.
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