Deck the Halls With Love (The Lost Lords of Pembrook, #2.5)
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Deck the Halls With Love (The Lost Lords of Pembrook #2.5)

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A Lost Lords of Pembrook Novella

Christmas is a time for miracles … and second chances at love.

In her dazzling first Season, Lady Meredith Hargreaves gave her heart to Alistair Wakefield, the Marquess of Chetwyn, only to have it shattered when he proposed to another. And now that he's free to pursue her? It matters little, because she's on her way to the altar, heartbreak...more
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Published December 18th 2012 by Avon Impulse
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

Lorraine Heath is one of my favorite historical romance authors so I’m not sure why I haven’t yet read the Lost Lords of Pembrook series. Well, after this delightful holiday novella, I assure you, I’m going to remedy that right away!
Christmas is a time for miracles … and second chances at love. In her dazzling first Season, Lady Meredith Hargreaves gave her heart to Alistair Wakefield, the Marquess of Chetwyn, only to have it shattered when he proposed to another. And now that he's free to purs
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Beanbag Love
Very short, but I enjoyed it very much. Now I have to go back and reread the second book of this trilogy to see if I was perhaps too harsh.

I barely remember Chetwyn from that book, although he played a major role. I do recall being annoyed at the ending though, and thinking it was contrived and senseless. This story gives it sense and explains Chetwyn's motivation.

Meredith is a lovely heroine. She came around to the hero's side of things in an organic way and I never felt like she was silly or...more
Keri
I didn't think LH was going to be able to make me like Alistair. After all he gave Merry the kiss off in order to ask for Lady Anne's hand in marriage. This was due to some twisted guilt induced logic that Alistair applied after receiving a lost letter from his dead brother. But of course as we know, Anne chose Lord Tristan and now Alistair is free to pursue his true love, Merry. But all is not fair in love or war and Merry is set to marry a jerk after Christmas. So Alistair has got just a few d...more
Sandy M
I have to admit that I didn’t think about the Marquess of Chetwyn being hero of his own story when I read him in Lord of Temptation. He was marrying Anne out of a sense of duty, because it was his brother’s dying wish, and he treated her like a piece of property, pushing his wants and needs on her. So, needless to say, his character at that time didn’t endear him to me, even in the end when he became a gentleman – too late in my eyes. But as usual, Lorraine Heath is able to turn that character a...more
Lisa
This was an absolutely lovely holiday novella! It features a secondary character from the previous book in the series (Lord of Temptation), Alistair Wakefield, the Marquess of Chetwyn. After letting his fiance choose her own path to happiness, Alistair is determined to get back the love he lost as a result, the lovely Lady Meredith Hargreaves...who is unfortunately engaged to another. Sneakily cutting into a dance with her, he expresses his desire to be with her and it causes just enough confusi...more
Kelly22
4.00 Stars - Historical/Victorian Holiday Romance Novella.

Another lovely addition to the beautiful series, this one proves to be quite a romantic and fulfilling tiny novella with a stubborn heroine resisting love and a determined hero to win out her heart once in for all!
Jennifer
After reading Lord of Temptation, I found myself more intrigued by the future Lord Chetwyn than even the next Lost Lord of Pembrook. So I was really excited to see that Ms. Heath wrote a holiday novella focused on him. Overall, I liked this sweet story about getting a second chance at love. I continue to adore Chetwyn, but I wasn't as fond of Meredith. I liked her, but never felt like I got to know her enough to really make an opinion. Like most novellas, I was disappointed by the short length o...more
Stephanie Tracy
I LOVE Lorraine Heath's books so much, and this novella is no exception. I adore her characters because they are cleverly thought out and interesting, and her writing style is so witty and romantic! This was an adorable and simple Christmas tale of romantic misunderstandings and 19th century scandal. I loved every second of it and hope that she writes more Christmas stories for me to enjoy. If you already love her books, definitely read this one!
Arshia
First time ready anything by Lorraine Heath and I will have to pick up the rest of her books!! This was a cute, charming novella. She packed a lot of fun in a short story. I am definitely going to read Rafe's book. Just his name intrigued me ;)
Jessica
I pretty much never read novellas and I wasn't even aware that this one wasn't a full novel until I went to read the downloaded version on my nook. Lorraine Heath is one of my favorite historical romance authors, though, so I decided to give this one a chance and see what she could give me in only 50 pages.

Surprisingly, Lorraine was able to pack yet another enticing historical romance into such a short amount of pages. Chetwyn had left Meredith when their spark of passion was just being discove...more
Daisy
I always forget how short novellas can be and after finishing them I'm usually left with this sense of disappointment they've already ended. Which probably means two things: I'm not much of a novella kinda girl and the novellas I do read are pretty good because else I wouldn't be wanting more. And this one sounded so adorable I just had to read it!

I really loved the second book in Lorraine Heath's Lost Lords of Pembrook series: Lord of Temptation, so when I saw this was about the jilted Chetwyn...more
Jess
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: B

“I won’t give up,” he said. “Not until Christmas.”

“What that particular day?”

“Because your love is the only gift I wish to receive.”


When we last saw Chetwyn, he was left at the altar by Anne when she left to marry Tristan, one of the Lost Lords of Pembrook (Lord of Temptation). Honestly, I never really thought twice about poor Chetwyn. He was only marrying Anne out of a feeling of obligation to his dead brother. He never loved Anne as his...more
Lily (Lily Pond Reads)
Courtesy of Avon through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review.

When Lady Meredith Hargreaves gave her heart to Alistair Wakefield, the Marquess of Chetwyn , she did not expect him to break it by proposing to someone else. Now with Chetwyn free to pursue her, Lady Meredith is on the way to the alter with someone else.

Chetwyn who set aside his wants and dreams in order to honor his brothers wishes, had asked Lady Anne to marry for all the wrong reasons. But with the coming of Christmas he has...more
Deborah
You always want what you can't have . Chetwyn wants what he once had & threw away . He must convince Lady Merry to give him another chance . But Merry is betrothed to another man.
Merry once thought that they would marry . But her beau threw her over for another woman . Only to be jilted at the alter himself . Now that he's free Chetwyn wants Merry to give him another chance . But Merry's not so forgiving , even though the man still makes her heart race . And then there is the little problem...more
Felicia
Read for Review (Edelweiss)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.00

Part of my 25 Books for the Holidays for 2012

How the Deck the Halls with Love put me in the Holiday Spirit: This was a very quick read with just the right setting for a holiday romance.

What I thought of the characters/story: Deck the Halls with Love packed in romance, love, and some very swoon-worthy moments. Y’all I about cried when not only did he want all her dances but he also gave her choices. Oh my, I lo...more
Rashika (is busy trying to graduate)
Actual Rating 3.5

I am being slightly generous but... I just encountered a guy who didn't force the female lead into marrying him. He gave her choice. Also he wasn't portrayed as some sort of rogue (he could have been for all I know).
So YAY for a guy who respects a female's choices.

Mary
Mar 18, 2014 Mary rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: 1
"Deck the Halls With Love" is a complementary side story to "Lord of Temptation", featuring the jilted Chetwyn after he releases Anne from their betrothal. In this story, he attempts to regain the favor of Meredith, a woman he loved before the revealing letter from his deceased brother caused him to feel duty-bound to offer for the grieving Anne instead.

Since this is a short story, many characters and situations were very under-developed, leaving readers with very little emotional attachment to...more
Julie
Novella about the character of Chetwyn who had been the jilted fiance of Anna in the last Pembrook novel. His desire for Meredith consumes him while at a house party at the Duke of Pembrook's house at Christmas time. This was okay, but seemed to just sort of meander around. Meredith's character wasn't much, but it was nice to revisit the characters and see what's new with them while waiting for Rafe's story to come out.
Cherie Jensen
This was a complete novella. The hero is chomping at the bit because he may lose the woman he fell in love with at first sight but maintains his control out of respect for her. Read Sandy M's review (a couple below mine). She says it better than I can.

The novella was good enough that I want to go back and re-read the series just so I'm up-to-date on the characters.
Michelle
A short e-novella tying up Chetwyn's romance (with Meredith) after he and Anne had ended their engagement (2nd book). Who knew that Walter's brother had a romance before her? It's interesting that Heath used a minor character who's kind of the, well not bad guy, but not one that I needed to find out what happened to. But it was a cute romance.
Diah Didi
Maybe it's because I read it while trying to struggle with the flu, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I hope. But still like it. :)
Astrid
I was sooo hoping that Chetwyn would get his own story! YAY!

Sweet story.
May Mostly Romance
ยังไม่ได้อ่านชุด Lost Lords of Pembrook เลยนะคะ แต่ดันหยิบเรื่องนี้ซึ่งเป็นเรื่องสั้นมาอ่านก่อน ซึ่งก็อ่านได้รู้เรื่องไม่มีปัญหานะคะ

เราเลือกเล่มนี้มาอ่าน เพราะเพื่อนแนะนำค่ะ เขารู้นิสัยของเราที่เป็นคนชอบอ่านเรื่องของคนทีโดนทิ้ง และพระเอกเรื่องนี้ก็คือ ผู้ชายที่นางเอกเรื่อง Lord of Temptation ไม่เลือก

ต้องบอกว่า ไม่รู้หรอกนะคะว่า อเลสแตร์มีบทบาทหรือนิสัยยังไงในเล่มนั้น แต่ในเล่มนี้เราไม่รู้สึกว่า เขายังไม่ใจหรืออะไรให้กับผู้หญิงคนที่ทิ้งเขาไปเลยนะคะ เรื่องเขียนได้ชัดเจนดี ซึ่งจุดนี้เราชอบค่ะ แล้...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
DECK THE HALLS WITH LOVE by Lorraine Heath is another exciting historical romance in set Regency England. "A Lost Lords of Pembrooke" novella, but can be read as a stand alone. See," She Tempts the Duke",and "Lord of Temptation". Another quick fun read. Fast paced and filled with guilt,passion, misunderstandings,love,miracles, and second chances. A wonderful holiday read,however, to me needed a more satisfied ending. Lady Meredith Hargreaves and Alistair Wakefield, the Marquess of Chetwyn find t...more
Diana N Neal
It is Christmas time and the ton has gathered at the Duke of Keswick's house to celebrate the season. However, Wakefield isn't there to celebrate but to get the woman he loved and left because of honor and duty. Lady Meredith, on the other hand, is there to finally forget Wakefield and celebrate her betrothal.

This story takes place almost immediately after Lord of Temptation and features the fiancee Lady Anne left to marry Lord Tristan, Alistair Wakefield, the Marquess of Chetwyn. I read Lord o...more
Dawn
This is just the perfect Christmas love story. It's about second chances and having choices.

Our heroine, Merideth, is betrothed to a man she doesn't love. The love of her life broke her heart by proposing to another woman. Lord Chetwyn lost his brother in battle and he felt responsible since he didn't have the money to support him and, instead, bought him a commission in the army. Several months after his death, he received his final letter asking Chetwyn to make sure Anne was happy. So Chetwyn...more
Jessi
We met the hero, Alistair Wakefield, Marquess of Chetwyn in the second of the Lost Lords of Pembrooke series,
Betty
Alistair Wakefield let go of the woman he loved in order to honor his brother who died in battle. Alistair had fallen in love with Lady Meredith Hargreaves and would have proposed to her, but a long overdue letter was delivered to him from his brother asking that he make sure of the happiness of his fiancé. However, once Alistair realized that there was another way for the fiancé to be happy he bowed out and ended up being left at the alter. Now he was free to pursue his own love. The only prob...more
Nicole Burnham
A great quick read, this novella takes place in between books 2 and 3 of the Lost Lords of Pembrook series--Lord of Temptation and Lord of Wicked Intentions, respectively--but I read it after I read book #3. There weren't any spoilers in book 3 for the novella, so it's fine to read after either book 2 or book 3. It features Chetwyn, a prominent character in Lord of Temptation.
Jo (My House of Books)
We are introduced to Alistar Wakefield, the Marquess of Chetwyn, in the second book of this series, Lord of Temptation. He seems to be stuck in doing what's right, and it's making him miserable. Of course, his heart never belonged to Lady Anne, so he would have been miserable in their marriage. Chetwyn is determined to show the woman he truly loves, Lady Meredith Hargreaves, that they would completely suit.

For such a short story, Deck the Halls with Love packs a punch. I never cared for Chetwyn...more
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