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Same Time, Next Christmas

(Mistress Trio #3)

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author, Victoria Alexander, comes a romantic Christmas historical—which features the happily ever after story of a fan favorite—and how one little impetuous moment can lead to the miracle of love!

My friends have always considered me the most proper among us. But no one was more surprised than I, Portia, Lady Redwell, when I decided to flee
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Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published December 13th 2015 by NYLA
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eyes.2c
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Portia 'had not expected [her] adventure to include a naked man swimming in the waters off the beach!'

A rather startling opening leads to a fascinating life's journey with a young widow in Victorian times. When Portia, Lady Redwell, decides to continue on with her Italian Christmas holiday despite her aunt and companion having to leave to return to London, she little guesses that an adventure would open up that would span Christmases to come. She little realizes that she will change
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Under the Covers Book Blog
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Finally, I have found a Christmas book that I really like! Now, I know the cover is ugly verging on ominous; however, that isn’t a reflection of the book. Same Time, Next Christmas was a great read, funny and heart-warming…as well as a little surprising.

I say surprising because if someone had described the heroine to me, I would expect not to like her. She’s all about propriety and rules of proper behaviour…maybe a little bit stuffy. But, what actually happened was that I found her prickly personality cha
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Desi
Jun 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Cute story. Read like an extended novella. First person narratives are definitely my least favorite, but I got through it. And I still enjoyed it some, though the whole time I was wishing it would be in third person and thinking how much more enjoyable it would be if I didn't have to be in Portia's head. Characters had some serious communication issues. I mean excessively so. They really should have just straight up talked to each other honestly way sooner. It dragged on unnecessarily. But good ...more
Isha Coleman
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The best of regency lies at the hands of Victoria Alexander. From her quirky characters to her enchanting tales, she knows what it means to captivate readers. From humor to heart, Same Time, Next Christmas piles on the charm. From beginning to end, the most endearing of moments is the ones that surprise us all. Fletcher and Portia bring sentiment to life and take romance to heart in this flighty and flirty tale.
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)


Finally, I have found a Christmas book that I really like! Now, I know the cover is ugly verging on ominous; however, that isn’t a reflection of the book. Same Time, Next Christmas was a great read, funny and heart-warming…as well as a little surprising.

I say surprising because if someone had described the heroine to me, I would expect not to like her. She’s all about propriety and rules of proper behaviour…maybe a little bit stuffy. But, what actually happened was that I found her prickly personality charming. As
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Tracy Emro
Feb 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Wanted to love it - but I really, really dislike first person narrative.

3 stars based on the following 1 - Portia's HEA, finally! 2 - it's Victoria Alexander
Anne
Feb 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: z2016-books-read
I cheated and skipped to the end.
Brenda
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author, Victoria Alexander, comes a romantic Christmas historical—which features the happily ever after story of a fan favorite—and how one little impetuous moment can lead to the miracle of love!

My friends have always considered me the most proper among us. But no one was more surprised than I, Portia, Lady Redwell, when I decided to flee the matchmaking efforts of my family to spend Christmas in an enchanting villa on
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Riley
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
At first, I did not like Portia, Lady Redwell. She seemed to have an annoying case of that upper class superiority thing going on. And then, well, I just relaxed and stopped taking her so seriously. When Fletcher Jamison came into the picture, even Portia relaxed – a bit.

Portia and Fletcher are both fun, entertaining characters. They play well off of each other, arguing and agreeing, fighting and apologizing. Neither has been quite truthful with the other, but they have decided to tr
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Patti
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the premise in this story. Set in Victorian times, widowed 27 yr. old Lady Redwell throws all propriety out the window and decides to escape to an Italian villa for Christmas. The villa belongs to a friend of her aunt. Upon arrival, Lady Redwell encounters a man swimming off the villa’s private beach. She watches him and waits for the right moment to order him off the property. That encounter doesn’t go quite as she planned, as the man also has proof of occupancy for the Christmas holida ...more
Jenifer
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a delightful take on the classic play "Same Time Next Year," adapted to fit the conventions of a historical romance. It took me a few chapters to get accustomed to the first person narrator, but I really enjoyed the the main setting- a series of Christmases at a villa in Naples in the late 1880s. I also enjoyed the honesty the characters have between them, despite the superficial details that they don't share until the end of the novel. Fletcher and Portia grow and change a lot over the ...more
Tammy
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another great read by Alexander. She is one author I can always go to for a great, fun read. This one is set rather remotely in Italy by the sea. Portia and Fletcher are both staying at a villa with only servants around. Portia is rather straight laced but has a quick wit. I liked how she opened up to Fletcher. Fletcher was a layered character himself and very likable. I haven't read the first two but after meeting her friends in this one I really need to read them. Thomas was a bit of a mystery ...more
Elizabeth
Nov 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this story. I'm not certain I've read the other books in the series, but this one was fun. One thing that was really different about this story is that it's told completely from the point of view of the Heroine. I wasn't expecting that. I'm used to my romance bouncing back forth between the two protagonists, so it was interesting to see it just from her point of view. Of course, the friction in this story exists because we DON'T know what the hero is thinking, or what will happen, so i ...more
Doreen Prentiss Gabriellini
Same Time, Next Christmas by Victoria Alexander is a nice story. It read like a novella. The story is written in first person narrative. I've gotten used to most romances bouncing back forth between the two main characters and thinking how much more enjoyable it would be if I didn't have to be in the main character’s head. The main characters had some serious communication issues. Portions of the book dragged on unnecessarily. The dialogue was a bit repetitive. The setting was interesting.
MDM
Dec 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Victoria Alexander has always been on my “must-read list.” She writes strong, even sometimes brash heroines, and heroes who while they make their share of mistakes, are stand-up guys in the end. Same Time, Next Christmas is no exception. It was fun getting to know Portia and Fletcher, under their real names and others, and the setting on the Italian coast was unusual and intriguing.
Kim F
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! A fabulous book. Very entertaining, captivating, and interesting sexy read. I could not put it down. Wonderfully written with strong characters. I want to read more from this author. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Mary
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Enchanting

True love story where we as all humans are afraid to express our deepest feelings in words. However if we open ourselves to the possibility of pain and loss we may find true love.
Laila Viking
Apr 21, 2018 rated it liked it
A historical romance with nice storyline and plot. The characters are likeable and they are all well described. Would have liked that is was in dual POV and not in first person narrator. That would have given the story a lot more depth.

A sweet and lovely romance. Really enjoyable read.
Elaine
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hit or miss author for me. This book was definitely a hit.
Mary
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A widow meets a civil servant/painter at an Italian villa & they start a yearly romance. This was unusual, funny and unpredictable.
Frances
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was bored.
Quinn Fforde
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very romantic
Leanne
Nov 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Enjoyable Christmas regency romance filled with miscues, misunderstandings, and mistletoe all on the road to true love and happily ever after.
Jadeen Johnson
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story was so good, that I read it in one day. I felt the main characters Portia and Fletcher were believable and you felt their connection to each other. The story was also amusing due to the way they communicated with each other. I highly recommend this book.
Jessi
A very fun read. Sort of interesting in the first person. But, as described, a play on "An Affair to Remember" with Portia, Lady Redwell, deciding to step out of line for the first time in her life. When her aunt gets called back to England, Portia decides to travel to Italy by herself with just her maid. Too bad the person whose villa they were supposed to stay at also loaned the house to Mr. Fletcher Jamison. Being alone together allows Portia and Fletcher to really get to know each other. Whi ...more
Hilly S
Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked the Mistress trilogy quite a bit. I don't usually go for the Victorian era but I have read 2 trilogies in this era by Victoria Alexander and liked them both a lot. This was probably my least favorite book of them all but it didn't make me want to throw things or walk away in disgust. Although, I don't remember the heroine's name and I finished it less than 12 hours ago so I might be subconsciously protesting in that way.

I felt like the heroine was a little...how shall I say..
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Beth
Aug 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Did not like Portia, but then she changed or grew up was more like it and I liked her. Liked Fletcher from the beginning, but then did not care for him after the second Christmas. Yes, he is a coward.
Kathy Jund
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars!!! Finally Portia's story, another missing piece to Victoria Alexander's exquisite puzzle!
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New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. She turned to writing full time and is still shocked it worked out.

Since the publication of her first book in 1995,
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Other books in the series

Mistress Trio (3 books)
  • The Perfect Mistress (Mistress Trio, #1)
  • His Mistress by Christmas (Mistress Trio, #2; Sinful Family Secrets, #1)