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His Mistletoe Bride

His Mistletoe Bride, October 2012
Stanton Family
by Vanessa Kelly

Kensington Zebra
352 pages
ISBN: 1420114840
EAN: 9781420114843
Kindle: B007XIC46A
Paperback / e-Book
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"A Journey to Discover Her Heritgage Leads to an Unexpected Love"

Fresh Fiction Review

His Mistletoe Bride
Vanessa Kelly

Reviewed by Joanne Bozik
Posted December 29, 2012

Romance Historical

Phoebe Linville grew up in a Quaker household, her one joy having been the bedtime stories her mother had told of magical fairies that roamed the country side of her old country. After marrying a Quaker and moving to America, her mother became estranged from her English relatives. Phoebe's father understood how much comfort her mother had taken in the telling of these stories. After her parents have passed she receives a letter from her Grandfather inviting her to England His letters fill her with the warmth, that has been missing in her life. She has never met her grandfather but soon sails to England to meet him. Phoebe has high hopes of meeting not only her grandfather, but all of the family her mother left behind.

After a storm filled voyage, which takes almost a month to Phoebe arrives in England only to be told that her grandfather has passed on from an infection. She faints into the arms of the messenger, Major Lucas Stanton, a distant cousin. But when Lucas tells Phoebe of her grandfather's dying wish that she marry Lucas, she collapses once again into his arms. Major Lucas Stanton, the eighth Earl of Merritt, is the heir to Phoebe's grandfather's estate. He has made a vow to the old earl that he would take care of Miss Linville, and he is determined to honor that promise. To placate the dying man, he has agreed to consider the marriage proposal if Phoebe is amenable. However, Phoebe seems to find the prospect disconcerting. At first, Lucas had not thought she could survive the ton or marriage to him, but after sitting and talking to her, he is pleasantly surprised by her inner fire.

Phoebe is determined to return to America to her half-brother and his family, for she feels very strongly that love should play a big role in marriage, where Lucas does not. Nevertheless, Lucas decides to do all he can to get her to remain in England; both to honor a promise made to a dying man and because it is possible she is just what he needs in his life. In fact, she might be the antidote to the woman he had once loved and who had destroyed his life. Spending time with him and succumbing to his devastating kisses, she finds herself in a compromising situation, and they are forced to wed. After the hasty wedding, they retire to their home, Mistletoe Manor, but can they overcome the differences in their pasts and the threat of smugglers?

A most tasty treat, HIS MISTLETOE BRIDE, the latest book by author Vanessa Kelly, is a heartwarming, witty and passionate historical romance that will keep you up late into the night! This author brings the characters to life and you feel that you are in the story. HIS MISTLETOE BRIDE is a must read and I look forward to more from Vanessa Kelly

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Blame It On The Mistletoe--When Major Lucas Stanton

inherited his earldom, he never dreamed his property would

include the previous earl's granddaughter. Phoebe Linville

is a sparkling American beauty, yes, but with a talent for

getting into trouble. Witness the compromising position that

forced them into wedlock. Whisked away to Mistletoe Manor,

his country estate, it isn't long before she is challenging

his rules--and surprising him in and out of bed-- Phoebe has

no intention of bowing to Lucas's stubbornness even though

he offers all that she wants. His kisses and unexpected

warmth are enticing, but Phoebe is determined to show the

earl of Merritt what real love is all about. And if that

takes twelve nights of delicious seduction by a roaring

fire, she's more than willing to reveal her gifts very

slowly--"The perfect holiday treat!" --Kieran KramerPraise

for Vanessa Kelly and My Favorite Countess"In her latest

sublimely sensual Regency historical, Kelly delivers wit, a

tightly knit plot, a refreshingly different hero, and a

realistically complicated heroine, who could give Scarlett

O'Hara a good run for her money." --Booklist (starred review)

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2 comments posted.

Re: A Journey to Discover Her Heritgage Leads to an Unexpected Love

Thanks for the lovely review, Joanne! So glad you enjoyed the book!
(Vanessa Kelly 4:21pm March 7, 2013)

Your welcome and thank you!!!!!!! Love your books, Joanne
Joanne Bozik 6:10pm March 7, 2013)

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