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A Marquess for Christmas

(Scandalous Seasons #5)

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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  1,347 ratings  ·  94 reviews
Lady Patrina Tidemore gave up on the ridiculous notion of true love after having her heart shattered and her trust destroyed by a black-hearted cad. Used as a pawn in a game of revenge against her brother, Patrina returns to London from a failed elopement with a tattered reputation and little hope for a respectable match. The only peace she finds is in her solitude on the ...more
Kindle Edition, 149 pages
Published November 3rd 2014 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Tanya Sridhar
4/5 stars.

This was adorably sweet. Almost made my teeth hurt, but I was smiling like a goof ball while wincing from the sweetness. Overall a really cute, sweet, heart-warming novella. I was expecting a decent amount of angst from CC, but thankfully this was all sugar dipped in melted candy.

Patrina Tidemore had been at the center of a terrible scandal when she eloped with a base cad to greta green. However he had no intention of marrying her, only of ruining her as a revenge plot against her br
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Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a charming romance by an author who has become a firm favourite of mine. Christi Caldwell always writes stories that are full of emotion and heart with characters that tug at your heartstrings.

Patrina and Weston share a common bond – both gave their love to undeserving people and both are suffering the consequences.

I felt so much sympathy for Patrina. She eloped with a man she thought loved her, only to discover that she had been duped by a heartless schemer hellbent on revenge against h
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
A Marquess for Christmas 'A Marquess for Christmas' by Christi Caldwell is book Five in the "Scandalous Seasons" series. This is the story of Lady Patrina Tidemore  and Weston Aldridge, the 4th Marquess of Beaufort.  Patrinia Tidemore was introduced some in the " Always a Rogue, Forever Her Love (Scandalous Seasons Book 4)" where we met her brother Sin (his story) and her sisters. Also to make note to you this is where Patrinia was ruined. This can be a standalone book but I just wanted to let y ...more
Collette Cameron
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Marquess for Christmas is an absolute must read for anyone who adores Regencies and Christmas.

I stayed up until 12:30 am finishing the book last night, and I get up at 5:00 am. I simply could not put it down. I kept telling myself just one more page, but when a story is as captivating as this, one more page isn't enough!

I adored Patrina and Weston. Ms. Caldwell's ability to weave realistic, loveable characters is a gift. The secondary characters were equally as engaging. I laughed, I cried,
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Mariana Maiz
May 30, 2015 rated it liked it
It was cute, and I liked getting to know Patrina better. Reading so many Regency books, one after another, made me realise how stupid that Society could be sometimes, with all the believing in a rumor and claiming a young lady is ruined because of it. But then again, if you really think about it, today's society is the same way. Maybe the ruination factors changed, but not how the media will shame any woman for not following a very strict rule book of how to behave.
I liked the children, especia
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Sam
Mar 31, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5

This book has all the heartwarming ingredients you'll ever want from a huge height difference (she's only 5'3" and he's a good foot taller), snow, snowball fights, two mischievous kids, and close-knit families. I had no idea that this is a novella, so I expected more scenes (ahem.), but the pacing was done right. It was a good ride, and would definitely recommend!
Connie Fischer
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
London, Winter 1818

Lady Patrina Tidemore, age 20, is one of four sisters, Penelope, Prudence, and Poppy. Her life is rather sad because she has been ostracized by the ton. She foolishly agreed to elope with Albert Marshville, brother of her sister-in-law, Juliet. Fortunately, they did not end up getting married and she is still a chaste woman. However, all the ton sees is a ruined young woman. Her escape comes each day as she visits Hyde Park and stares at the Serpentine lost in thought.

Weston
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L.A. Miller
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
As I read the book I was immediately drawn into the characters and settled back looking forward to each turn of the page. I enjoyed Patrina's character from the first snow ball she hurled at Weston's children. Weston was true to what we all expect in a historical romance, dark, brooding, his heart sealed away after his wife destroys it. The children were endearing, hoping for love, but daring not to expect it. So why the low score? The ending left me feeling cheated. Yes there was the happily ev ...more
Kate
Dec 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book was just flat out badly written. Crazy comma usage, purple prose, overuse of adjectives, weird capitalization. And the plot itself didn't make a lot of sense and really would have been better served in a full length novel. I didn't know the characters because they were both wishy-washy in their convictions and their characterization was conflicting. And this novella (I didn't realize it would be when I bought it) has one of my biggest pet peeves, which is children who are written so "p ...more
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
GET A EDITOR!!

I very rarely say this but Christi Caldwell is truly in need of editor. Her timeline is just ridiculous. The first 5 stories in the Scandalous Season series, which included this one, all take place in the year 1818. So please explain to me how the Heroine of A Marquess for Christmas Lady Patrina Tidemore ages from a 19 year old to a 21 year old in the same year. Also, there is absolutely no romance in the story. Yes it is a Novella but no romance in a Historical Romance story is ju
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Literati Literature Lovers
The theme in A Marquess for Christmas is one of recovering from betrayal to trust and find love again. It is one of Caldwell's best stories and I honestly wish it would have been a full length book, as the characters are so engaging. First you have the scandalous Patrina, whom made a dash to get elope and was cruelly betrayed, and now scorned by the ton. Then you have Weston the Marquess mentioned in the title whom was betrayed by his selfish wife, and has been left to raise two precocious child ...more
Kelly_Instalove
Dec 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Lovely story - but a few annoyances that bumped it down to about a B-:

- Historical nit-pick #1: The conveniently disappearing governess/nanny/nurse/whatever. In the very first scene, my brain immediately went to "why is the marquess standing around in the snow instead of their governess?"

- Historical nit-pick #2: The ever-popular "we've known each other for four hours, let's use first names!" No. Just no.

- Editing nit-picks (Kindle edition): Atrocious proofreading. "Un-phased" instead of "unfaze
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Jenny E
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed this book, but the ending left me feeling cheated and ultimately ruined my overall impression of the book.

After all the great sexual tension and build up in the book, I had assumed their relationship would come to fruition like it does in romance novels and be consummated, but the book ends before that happens. It felt incomplete to me and therefore I felt sort of "cheated" after having read the entire build up of the story and enjoying the charactesr.

I had enjoyed the book until the
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Megan
Dec 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I do struggle sometimes with romances set in the past because sometimes the way the women are portrayed sucks or sometimes the way they get spoken to isn't very nice. However it probably is in keeping with the time.

A 'terrible' scandal has threatened this girls happiness and of course she is shunned by the 'ton' and thus becomes unwanted and ridiculed. Its pretty stupid that this used to happen just because of her reputation. And yet a man can be called a rake or a rogue and still be able to wed
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Hannah
Mar 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Such a sweet, but too short story!! I definitely could have used a full length novel of Patrina and Westfield. I was always a bit wary because there's a children narrative - Westfield has 2 unruly children from a previous, loveless, marriage - and it's definitely not a trope I like to read. But the precocious Westfield children won my heart over, and I loved that Patrina got her HEA after all the razzmatazz that went down in Always a Rogue. She deserves her HEA! And I loved that she fought for W ...more
Amanda
Aug 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Cute, but my issue is with how she is portrayed to have singlehandedly ruined her sisters, along with herself. If you read the last book, you know one of the main issues between the mc's was the difference in station, and the fact she was a governess in the H's home- how that would ruin his sisters and scandalize the ton of they married. Well, they did get hitched, but nothing is said of this having an impact on the other girls- only that Patrina's scandal ruined them all.
Elaine
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I adore Christi Caldwell's books - they always make me laugh or cry, sometimes both.
I loved all the characters in this story, especially Weston who was so dour at the start, but was becoming more cheerful as he became more enamoured of Patrina.
This series of books are delightful, and they have given me so much pleasure reading them.
Loved it!
Carey’s Romance Reviews
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down! Such a good book!! I recommend this book, along with every book in this series!!
Sieravonne
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: christi-caldwell
I'm quite a stickler to London proper decorum, hence, it was only appropriate that somebody, even if it was just a maid, should chaperone a lady when she has a gentleman caller. Especially for someone like Patrina whose reputation was in tatters; she should be more cautious or else, one tiny error albeit accidentally, could jeopardize not only her again but her sisters as well. Her family should know better.
Darlene Young
Jan 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute story; weak writing and editing

I was under the impression that this author is one of the top romance writers. If that is true, she surely must earn enough from her books to hire an editor. There were a lot of errors in this book, including punctuation mistakes, incorrect usage of words, typos and more. While the story was cute, I am very unimpressed with the writing and editing quality.
Frances
Jul 15, 2019 rated it liked it
This one is the best of the series I'm giving it free because it's so much better than 1, 2, 3, or four. This author needs a new editor. Her editor is letting her down. The children's ages changed four times in the first 30 pages. She had the hero stir the yule log. This is blatant incompetency by the author and her editor.
Jessica Woods
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet regency romance...

A sweet regency tale of second chances at love set during the Christmas season. A pair of mischievous children inadvertently become matchmakers in this feel good story of two people wronged by love becoming brave enough to love again.
Elena
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very cute. I will be giving the rest of a series a shot (when I got this book, I didn't realize it was #5).
It was pretty short, but satisfactory, nonetheless. I do hope that the rest in the series are full length novels though.
Maria
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
It started off really well, but then the second half was rushed. There was a lack of development in their relationship. I wish it had showed them in their married life. A lot of potential for this story, but in the end it was just okay.
Angela Malone
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Delightful

A sensual novel. The story and characters terrific as always!! Its two broken hearts who mend one another back together
Kymnesha
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
really great short love story. i didn't like his sister and how she tired to talk her out of marrying Weston.
Tom Prejsner
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Romance

Thank you for sharing these wonderful romance novels series books. Please keep writing more of these wonderful books. Thank you
Chi
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, regency
When finally Patrian Tidemore found the one meant for her, it comes with snowballs , mischievous children and a man she least expected to come at the season that brings joy and love.
☽ Rhiannon ✭ Mistwalker ☾
A cute story with a bit of angst
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