Lord Geoffrey, is recently returned from a plant hunting expedition for Kew Gardens that saw him discredit himself due to his inability to overcome seasickness. He desires to retire to a small house in Yorkshire and develop his hybrid roses. Normally a shy man, he attends the house party at Kilmeade Hall merely to please his sister-in-law.
Miss Grace Hastings, daughter of a well-known Kew Gardens benefactor, is only recently out of mourning for her mother. Her father accepts the invitation to Kilmeade Hall although he has only a passing acquaintance with the lord of the estate in Essex. Grace enjoys the country and is glad to leave snowy London behind her.
Will a baron who talks entirely too much, an opinionated lady’s maid and a fortune-hunting viscount help or hinder the path of true love? A deathbed wish brought Grace and Geoffrey to Kilmeade Hall. Now it is up to the magic of Christmas to bring two friends to the realization that their friendship has grown into so much more.
Angelina Jameson is a multi-published author of Regency romance. Growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada, Angelina joined the US Air Force to see the world. Dreams of visiting the United Kingdom were fulfilled when she was stationed at RAF Lakenheath in the beautiful countryside of Suffolk, England. Five years later she returned to the states having acquired a love of not only all things British but also Regency and historical romance.
She currently lives in the great state of Alaska with her supportive husband and two sons. She loves to write with a steady supply of coffee nearby and one of three cats on her lap.
This is a sweet traditional regency romance with delightful characters and a surprising bit of depth for such a short book. I'm glad she took the path of rekindled love. It made the story more believable. Happy reading!
I enjoyed this novella and read it in one sitting. Sometimes, it's nice to have a Christmas book even if it's not Christmas. The characters seemed to work well together, and now I'm hoping for an ensuing novel featuring lord Albany!