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Christmas Bequest

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Blush sensuality level: This is a sweet romance (kisses only, no sexual content). The shocking news comes right before Christmas-Patience Mayhew's beloved brother Jack was lost in the Battle of Nivelle. Since his son is but a toddler, Jack left his estate in trust to his best friend Stuart-the man who, years ago, broke Patience's heart. Stuart Marsh is just as shocked as ...more
Published October 1st 2012 by Ellora's Cave
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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In Christmas Bequest, Ms. Miller offers laughter and tears, despair and hope, anger and joy and a burgeoning love in the middle of grief. In other words, the author offers up everything and still manages not to leave this reader feeling overwhelmed.

The story of Patience’s added burdens due to the loss of her brother, her mother’s inability to curb her expenses and her sister-in-law’s apparent indifference is skilfully crafted. In such
Romancing the Book
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This is a novella that is set in Regency England and kept my interest throughout even though it was only 52 pages . The characters all had several layers to them that were slowly revealed to me. There was tension throughout the book and I was introduced to the disharmony from page one. There was sorrow, unhappiness, helpfulness, neighborliness, tears and laughter. The chemistry between Patien
Jul 07, 2013 JoAnne rated it really liked it
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Katherine Blocksdorf
Lightweight, inoffensive and short.
Christyn rated it it was ok
Jan 27, 2013
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Barbara J. Miller started writing romances because she was running out of reading material and all her copies of her Georgette Heyer novels were becoming dog-eared. By day she works as a business analyst; by night she runs a retirement home for aged horses, dogs and cats. On the week-ends she spends a lot of time in Regency England, creating heroes and heroines to fight the Napoleonic Wars, shock ...more
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