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Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis

(The Heirs' Club of Scoundrels #3.5)

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The Marquis of Wythebury, is expecting an ordinary Christmastide at Hurst—until he is set upon by a beautiful miss who takes him to task for not allowing his young nephews to play outside. In his mind, a five and seven year old needn’t get chilled in the snow; better to plop them in front of the fire with a book. Few people have ever been brave enough to challenge him over ...more
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Published November 29th 2016 by Swerve
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XxTainaxX
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this historical holiday novella where the heroine was strong and feisty yet sweet and loving. I admire this type of heroine: where despite the acceptable conventions of the period, they live life on their own terms. Lilian manages to teach a stern and grumpy Seth hat it's like to play and just have fun. At first, he's not the most likeable of heroes but as he performed little acts that allowed me to see there's some dimension to him, he definitely grew on me. Though short, the story was ...more
Julie
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis by Amelia Grey is a 2016 Swerve publication.


A sweet and fun holiday romance!

The title says it all. Lillian is fun and mischievous and Seth is studious and serious. When they meet at a house party, Lillian chides Seth for being too hard on his nephews and issues him a challenge, which gives her the chance to give the boys a break from all that studying they are required to do.

In the process, the two opposites discover they attract, as they tease and flirt a
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis' by Amelia Grey is book 3.5 in "The Heirs' Club of Scoundrels" Trilogy. This is the story of Lillian and Seth. This can easily be a standalone book if you haven't read the other books in this series. Also know that this is a Novella and has about 90 pages. Seth has taken on his two nephews after their parents died. Seth loves them but seems to be really strict with them and their health. So when Lillian meets them she quickly find it upsetting that they don' ...more
Pamela
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A delightful little novella celebrating falling in love at Christmas. I loved the leads, Lillian and her spunkiness, and Seth and his seriousness - they were perfect for each other. I especially loved Seth during the Christmas meal when he decides to show that he can be playful. It's not often you see (read about) a marquis throwing peas at someone during dinner and hoping no one sees him doing it!
His proposal to Lillian was very special in my mind - I thought it showed how thoughtful he could b
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Blodeuedd Finland
A cute xmas novella is always nice, and I like Grey's books. They are sweet.

Here we have Lillian and Seth. And yes at first they do not really seem like a match. He is so busy protecting his nephews that he forgets they need to live too. And she is all boys should play! But they really fancy each other too. But the arguments they would have!

So yes they meet at a house party, flirt (and yes things must move fast, it is just over xmas after all). She is the Duke's sister in law, he should know bet
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Vikki Vaught
I found Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis while browsing Net-Galley for Christmas stories. The book description sound interesting, and since I always enjoy Christmas tale with children, I requested it in exchange for an honest review.

Seth Wythebury, Marquis of Wythebury is looking forward to a relaxing time away from his responsibilities. While attending a house party at his friend’s estate with his two young nephews, he encounters Miss Lillian Prim, the sister-in-law to his host. She has bro
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Linda
A delightful historical romance novella!
The Marquis of Wythebury, Is spending the Christmas season with his two nephews at his freind Crispen's the Duke of Hurst looking foward to some company, conversation and perhaps a dalliance with a women while away and his nephews are occupied with their governess. That is until his governess takes ill while traveling. Having been with with the care of his young nephews with the sudden death of his sister and brother in law a year before he had been looki
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Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

3 Holiday-filled stars.

Being a fan of Amelia Grey's The Heirs' Club of Scoundrels series, I was eager to read this holiday novella. On the pages, there is everything you expect: a holiday house party, featuring kids and matchmaking, giving a glimpse of past narrators readers love. Being that it was a shorter novella, the romance was the sole focus without major buildup.

Infatuation at first sight.

Perhaps it was my mood, being t
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Phoenix77
Nov 19, 2016 rated it liked it
‘Tis the season for sugary-sweet holiday stories on my e-reader. Author Amelia Grey brings that Christmas spirit into her novella Mistletoe, Mischief and the Marquis with cute kids, a snowy setting and a yuletide gathering of friends. I would have to be a Grinch not to enjoy this kind of story; however a few missteps keep it from being a holiday classic.

The Marquis of Wythebury has brought his two nephews along with him to celebrate Christmastime at the country home of the Duke of Hurst along wi
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Adria (Musings and Reviews)
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews
* A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.

Seth Wythebury, the Marquis of Wythebury has been left in charge of his young nephews and plans on keeping them safe while they grow up to be proper gentlemen but when he and the boys meet Lillian Prim all bets are off. Lillian scolds Seth for not allowing the boys to
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AnnMarie
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mistletoe, Mischief and the Marquis is book 3.5, a novella, in 'The Heirs' Club of Scoundrels' series by Amelia Grey.

It is the story about Seth, the Marquis of Wythebury. He has taken on the care of his two small nephews since their parents died. He's doing a good job with them, but is very over protective of them. Something that he is soon told in no uncertain terms when he attends a house party and meets Miss Lillian Prim.

He first comes across her when he finds her outside in the snow playing
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Anne Morgan
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis is a fun and quick short story of Regency England, Christmastide, families, and love. Seth Wythebury, Marquis of Wythebury, has brought his two young nephews with him to a friend's home for the Christmas holidays. His nephews are recently orphaned and now under his guardianship, but Seth knows nothing about children and isn't quite sure what to do with them. He believes they'd be better studying all the time indoors. Miss Lillian Prim, sister-in-law to Seth's ...more
Gaele

A short novella set in the world of the Heirs’ Club is the focus of this story, with a rather outspoken and immature heroine doing her best to shake up Seth’s world.

Guardian of his nephews who lost both parents and governess to illness after exposure to the cold, Seth is hypervigilant that the boys (ages 5 and 7) are not exposed to such dangers. But, the house party brings him face to face (and snowball) with Lillian, as she is playing with the boys outside. The interplay between the two, full
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Karen
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

And it started with a snowball!
I have always had Amelia Grey on my radar and what better time time to try a new-to-me author than at Christmas? MISTLETOE, MISCHIEF, and the MARQUIS is a breezy and happy novella full of love and Christmas spirit.
Lillian last name is Prim, but she is anything but. She has a zest for life which she shares with two sweet little boys whose parents have died of illness and their governess is ill as well. She has volunteered to help care for the boys at the
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Cathy Geha
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mistletoe, Mischief and the Marquis by Amelia Grey
The Heirs' Club of Scoundrels #3.5

I smiled, I felt, I enjoyed and I was thoroughly engaged in reading this delightful holiday romance. Though less than one hundred pages the story was perfection. And, when I had read the last word I was not ready to leave the characters behind. In fact, I now want to find the other books in the series and read each and every one of them!

Seth Wythebury, Second Marquis of Wythebury is the guardian of his nephews Fa
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Tracy Emro
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I received an eARC of this book from netgalley and the publisher and am voluntarily leaving my honest review*

I was totally charmed by this novella!

Lillian and Seth are incredibly likable leads and are easily my favorite couple in the series.

Seth is raising his late sister's orphaned boys. He takes the responsibility seriously and due to the sudden death of his sister and brother-in-law tends to be a bit over protective.

Lillian has no problem telling the handsome marquis that he is stifling hi
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Belinda
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
This was a fun read for the holidays. The author has captured the regency ear of the season for those who want a feel good story. I liked the characters who were well developed with thought and feelings of their own. It was a perfect novel for a winters night of light entertainment.
You have a man who doesn't know the first thing about children. Seth, the Marquis of Wythebury has been taking care of two small boys since their parents died. He is very strict and is very protective of his charges.
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Margaret Sholders
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really like reading Amelia's books! I grab every one I can find.She writes good story lines and gives us some real characters. This story is set just before Christmas. Seth is still getting over the deaths of his sister and her husband. Spoiler. He now has the care of his two nephews, Fallon and Heron. Spoiler. He comes across Lillian playing with the boys outside in the snow. Seth blows up and yells at her because they were outside. He finds himself falling for her but while she wants him she ...more
Cynthia
This was a pretty quick and sweet read. It’s definitely about the opposites attract and who doesn’t love a holiday house party? Seth is a bit on the serious side, wanting to take care of his little nephews after their parent dies. Lillian is cheerful and wants the boys to have fun. Despite some clashing, there’s an undeniable attraction between the two of them. There is some angst but the grand gesture at the end was so adorable, I very much enjoyed that part!

{*Thanks to St. Martin's Press and N
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Eva
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful Christmas story but much too short. I read it while on my way to work and back home and was disappointed that I already finished it because I really enjoyed the play between those two leads a lot. And Seth isnt this standard character, there is depth and some fun with him and Liliane is just cute ... my fav scene was the one when they had a snowball fight. Adorable!
Donna
Jan 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute short story.
Megan
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful Christmas Short

This was a wonderful and delightful Christmas short. I can't wait to read more of her work! I guess my tbr pile just got a little larger!
Roses R Blue
Nov 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star
3.5 Stars As reviewed at Roses Are Blue : http://wp.me/p3QRh4-sg

Seth Wythebury, the Marquis of Wythebury, has become guardian to his two young nephews after their parents died. While he loves the boys, and is kind to them, the circumstances of their parents' death has made Seth very over protective. He stresses lessons and learning and all but wraps them in cotton wool to keep them safe. Seth receives an invitation to a house party, which he is inclined to decline, but his friend insists that he
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Eve
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
Seth Wythebury, the Marquis of Wythebury, is a serious, book-minded taskmaster who feels the charge of his young orphaned nephews keenly and strictly regulates their time with studies. While visiting the Duke of Hurst for Christmas, Seth encounters plucky Lillian Prim, the younger sister of his host’s wife. Lillian believes Seth’s rigorous demands are too much for the boys and tries to convince Seth they need less study and more play, especially outside. Seth is afraid the boys will catch a feve ...more
Nicole Laverdure
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love this fabulous and romantic trilogy!

If you want to get into a festive mood, then get yourself a mug of coffee and start reading this wonderful short story, Mistletoe, Mischief and the Marquis, nicely written by Amelia Grey! It's a charming page turner! You won't be able to put it down, might as well grab a Christmas cookie too. This short novella, is the 5th story in the Heir's Club of Scoundrels trilogy.

This time, we meet Lilian, Louisa and Gwen Prim's sister whom we met in the previous
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Heather
Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
The Marquis of Wythebury, is expecting an ordinary Christmastide at Hurst—until he is set upon by a beautiful miss who takes him to task for not allowing his young nephews to play outside. In his mind, a five and seven year old needn’t get chilled in the snow; better to plop them in front of the fire with a book. Few people have ever been brave enough to challenge him over anything, much less the rearing of his wards. The cheeky Miss Prim has no such compunction. No matter how fetching he finds ...more
Susan
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Seth, the Marquis of Wythebury, is looking forward to some adult time over Christmas holidays when he visits his friend Crispin, the Duke of Hurst. However, his nephews’ governess is taken ill on the trip. To his surprise, the first morning in Hurst he discovers his young nephews outside playing in the snow—a strictly forbidden activity—with Lillian Prim, his host’s sister-in-law. Their introduction comes when cheeky Miss Prim hits Seth in the face with a snowball. The two are immediately buttin ...more
Annette
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Seth has become the guardian for his two nephews after the death of his sister and her husband. Seth is a gentleman who wants to make certain that his nephews are raised to be successful and serious adults.

Then he sees the two boys running around in the snow, and must rush out to bring them back inside.

That is when he meets Lillian. She is a young lady who has been playing in the snow with the boys. The fact she is a crack shot with a snow ball makes Seth curious about who this young woman is.

Th
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Courtney
I found this book on NetGally and received an Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review. And, honestly, I liked it.

I have not read any other books by Amelia Grey. While this story is part of a series, it works well as a stand-alone novella, too. For me, I liked that it was set at Christmastime and the cover is lovely. The blurb sounded fun, so it seemed like something I would enjoy – and it was.

I liked that it was familiar, but in a new combination. For example: It is set at a house
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Julie Eichelberger-Ford
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis is a cute Christmas novella about opposites attracting and learning to compromise. Seth has acquired guardianship of his two young nephews after their parents unexpectedly die and he has become overly protective because of fear. He is also very studious and loves reading and learning, which he is trying to instill in his nephews. Lillian grew up in a carefree home filled with love and laughs. She feels that the boys should be allowed to play and is constantly ...more
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Amelia Grey (aka Gloria Dale Skinner) grew up in a small town in the Florida Panhandle. She has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over twenty-five years. She has lived in Alabama, Connecticut, New Hampshire and now lives in Florida.

Amelia has won the coveted Romantic Times award for Love and Laughter, the prestigious Maggie award for best historical and Affaire de Coeur's bes
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The Heirs' Club of Scoundrels (3 books)
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  • Wedding Night with the Earl (The Heirs' Club of Scoundrels, #3)