Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
First off, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my fellow readers stateside (or overseas) celebrating this day of giving thanks, togetherness, and, let's be honest...FEASTING! I hope your bellys are full, your spirits are high, and you're ready to slide into the next holiday season with good cheer to spare...and today's featured title is a perfect match to kick it all off!
We're welcoming back another Rachel's Random Resources tour, and a title from one of my favorite reading genres...Historical Romance...that just so happens to be celebrating its BOOK BIRTHDAY today! The book on tap is actually TWO stories in one giving you THAT much more reading enjoyment to look forward too...and without further ado, let's dive between the epages! Today's ebook of choice is...
A snowy Victorian Christmas - Two festive short stories!
In The Christmas Runaway by Jenni Fletcher: wilful, independent heiress, Fiona MacKay, impulsively runs away to a remote Scottish tower where she’s trapped in the snow with equally headstrong, deliciously dishevelled Angus Drummond.
In Their Snowbound Reunion by Elisabeth Hobbes: fifteen years ago, Amy Munroe and Anthony Matthews were cruelly parted, and each blames the other. When Amy becomes Anthony’s new housekeeper, their passion is reawakened!
First up...THE CHRISTMAS RUNAWAY.
Once I got past the Scottish brogue of Angus, I was in love! Sorry, it's not my favorite accent, and reading it as authenically written as it was, I could totally hear it, BUT the character behind the voice was still someone I wanted to know. Well, okay, so I loved him AND loathe him because he falls victim to being an addle-witted twit on more than one occasion, and that's not even counting the times BEFORE he acknowledges his feelings! Moving on...our lady Fiona is hard to miss in her flashy hued colors, and when paired with her honesty infused tongue, she certainly makes an impression...and it was one I loved! I admire when authors write strong female characters, especially when the times they live in dictact that they should be quite the opposite. When you get a leading male that appreciates that as one of many beautific aspects of his potential match, it's heaven sent...hark the herald, and all that jazz, this is definitely one of those reads! Their ups and downs lead to a happily-ever-after eventually, but the close calls, misteps, and banter along the way are what make it truly enjoyable.
Secondly, we have...THEIR SNOWBOUND REUNION.
Amy and Anthony's story was one that I saw the fork in the road from a mile away, and yet, despite that fact, it didn't feel contrived. You just knew that eventually, the secrets would come out. The fallout from those unexpected revelations was realistic; the timing of the wool falling away from their eyes, perfectly in line. It was enjoyable watching them get to know each other again, even with the baggage they both carried. Seeing them let loose something amazing and in full color from the other was a gift. I especially liked the ice skating venture, and the indoor décor that stood witness to a reunion we never could quite hope against its passing. The eventual turn to family by book's end was just the ticket you were looking for.
About the authors...
Jenni Fletcher is the award-winning author of 15 historical romances. She has been nominated for 4 RoNA Awards and won the Libertà Books Shorter Romantic Novel Award in 2020. She lives in Yorkshire with her family and can be contacted via Twitter @JenniAuthor and Facebook.
Elisabeth’s writing career began when she finished in third place in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest in 2013. She was offered a two-book contract and consequently had to admit secret writing was why the house was such a tip. She is the author of numerous historical romances with Harlequin Mills & Boon covering the Medieval period to Victorian England, and a Second World War romantic historical with One More Chapter. She lives in Cheshire because the car broke down there in 1999 and she never left. Catch up with her on Twitter @ElisabethHobbes and Facebook.
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the ebook for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun.
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!