Review- Mischief and Mistletoe by various authors (anthology)

Title: Mischief and Mistletoe

Genre: Historical Romance Anthology

Author: Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverly, Joanna Bourne, Patricia Rice, Nicola Cornick, Cara Elliott, Anne Grace and Susan King

Publisher: Kensington, 2012

Source: Purchase

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 3

Christmasy Feeling: 2

Description from

This sparkling holiday collection, eight acclaimed authors unwrap the most daring of Regency delights. . .
Christmastime in England–a time for passionate secrets, delicious whispers, and wicked-sweet gifts by the fire. From a spirited lady who sets out to save her rakish best friend from an unsuitable engagement, to a bold spy who gets the unexpected chance to win the woman he’s always loved, to a vicar’s daughter who pretends to be a saucy wench, these holiday tales will make you curl up in front of the fire for a memorable season of mischief and mistletoe. . .


This anthology is chock-a-block full of good stories, 8 in all.  The stories are short, around 45-50 pages each. Just right for a quick lunchtime or bedtime read. The writing is excellent as to be expected from these renowned authors. Although the theme was Christmas I thought many didn’t evoke the holiday or that Christmasy feeling, Chritmas seemed incidental. Personal favorites were the stories by Jo beverly, Patricia Rice and Anne Grace and Jo Beverly gets kudos for having the most Christmasy feeling. For a delightful read snuggle up with these.

Lots of Romance, no sex.


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