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A Christmas Bride

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  9 reviews
'Tis the season for Christmas reading! Pre–order now! A hot, historical Christmas romance about a respectable school teacher about to dedicate her life to her students, and the advent season of adventure she decides to gift herself first.
ebook, 80 pages
Published November 1st 2018 by Escape Publishing
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Marie
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Miss Ellen Smith is an instructor at Miss Brampton's School for Ladies. It is Christmas and everyone is leaving for their holiday except for the caretakers of the school and Miss Smith. Her mother has passed about a year before and she has no one. Mr Robert Carring, one of her student's father is picking his daughter up. Miss Smith is attracted to him, but she doesn't think he knows she is alive. He has been widowed for two years and feels it is time to take another wife but he wants passion in ...more
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A Christmas Bride by Viveka Portman is the story of Ellen Smith and Robert Carring.
Ellen works at a school for young ladies and its Christmas and all the ladies have gone home for vacation. Left with just the other teachers since her mother has past she is lonely and yearns for something she never had...love and excitement. When she finds a dress left by one of the students she takes a chance on one night of fun where she finds Robert, one of the fathers of her student. Robert lost his wife a f
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Tina
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this Christmas book by Viveka Portman. As a warning, there are a couple of erotic scenes, but if you're ok with that, I think you will also enjoy this story. Miss Ellen Smith is a spinster school teacher being groomed to take over as head mistress of the upper crust school where she teaches. Her life is prim, proper, dull and boring. With the head mistress on early Christmas leave and all the students and staff gone home to their families, except for the old married caretaker and maid, M ...more
Whitley Birks
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Ellen is a spinster schoolteacher, slated to be the next headmistress. While she's glad for her position, the idea that she'll have to remain prim and proper for the rest of her life causes quite a pinch. When a student leaves behind a sumptuous gown by accident over the winter holiday, Ellen decides to wear it out for a night on the town, just this once. Except when she does, she runs into Robert, the single father of one of her pupils that she's been crushing on for years.

It was a cute premise
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Jackie M
Oct 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
A Christmas Bride by Viveka Portman, Escape Publishing, 2018.

This piece of erotic fiction is a series of three very descriptive encounters held together by a Cinderella/Pretty Woman-like plot outline; a slight anomaly is that the heroine has an education and for the era, a promising career choice.

It is a well written fantasy, but at times mean spirited in its treatment of lesser characters and groups. I can’t recommend it.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of A Christmas Bride free via Netgal
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Irena
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful, romantic and spicy book.
Set in the Regency it follows a spinster teacher though a journey of self discovery. I thought it was nicely realistic of the time, her fears of unwed motherhood, and the overwhelming power of morality and religiosity that threaten her livelihood if her indiscretions are ever found out.

If you like your historical romance with a little spice, this is definitely worth the read.
vaneeta naik
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Oct 15, 2018
Lynne Ernst
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Hot historical romance. Fun quick read. Love the spinster teacher takes a step out on the wild side. While the students are away the teacher will play........
Patrica Liebe
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was sent a copy of this book via NetGalley and Escape Publishing and decided to give an honest review.
This my first book by this author and I don't not think that this book was for me. I like some romantic books with some erotic content but this one just was not to my taste. I do not like to give a bad review but this story was not bad. I do not recommend this book to readers who do not like the erotic theme in their enjoyment of a good historical Romace.
Nicola Sheridan
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Oct 14, 2018
Mary
Nov 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Wealthy widower Robert Carring picks up his daughter, Penelope, from Miss Brampton's School for Ladies for the Christmas holiday. Ellen Smith teaches the students the rules of propriety and conduct and, while she has resigned herself to the life of a spinster, yearns to enjoy more of life. Robert feels attracted to Ellen but, if he remarries, he wants a woman of passion, intellect and spirit. When Ellen takes a walk on the wild side, she encounters Robert and, though he doesn't know who she is, ...more
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Viveka Portman is an author of romantic erotic fiction, and has a fascination about times past. With a bachelor degree in anthropology, Viveka weaves historical fact into fiction to create lively, realistic and thrilling tales, sure to titillate and engage the most discerning reader. Considered an upstanding member of society, Viveka does not make a habit of eavesdropping, gossiping or making vulg ...more