3 Fridays ‘Til Christmas Review- Snowy Night With A Stranger by Feather, Jeffries & London


Title:  Snowy Night With A Stranger

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Genre:  Historical Romance Anthology

Author: Jane Feather, Sabrina Jeffries, Julia London

Publisher: Pocket Star Books, 2010

Source:  Purchase

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Christmasy Feeling: 4

Descriptions  from amazon.com:

Jane Feather leads an unwitting Yuletide traveler down a twisting path. . . .

Edward Vasey, Viscount Allenton, is journeying precariously through a snowstorm when his coach is overtaken by highwaymen! Robbed of his money, Ned takes refuge at Selby Hall, where a spirited beauty with a shocking secret may steal something more—his heart.

Deet’s thoughts:  Jane feather made me feel the bitter cold of the blizzard that stranded Ned.  The romance is heightened by the fact that the heroine is in dire need of saving.  The bad guys are really quite abhorrent and again the author makes us shiver with dislike. The heroine is no retiring miss, she is quite capable of defending herself but it is indicated that she may be very much at risk.  Characters are brought to life in a well plotted story.

Deet’ Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Christmasy feeling: 3

Sabrina Jeffries unlocks the heart of an embittered lord. . . .

When a coach accident strands heiress Elinor Bancroft at the home of the notorious Black Baron, she discovers the Christmas Day heartache that darkened his soul years ago—and her generous heart brings a festive air to his home and reawakens his spirit to love.

Deet’s thoughts:  Martin, Baron Thorncliff, aka the Black Baron, is a grumbling curmudgeon of a young man.  He is reclusive and does not appreciate Elinor and her Aunt and cousins descending upon his home.  However, his delightful butler is more than happy that some life has been brought into the mansion. This is a well written story of a tortured man redeemed at the holidays by a kind hearted heroine.  There is an instance, or maybe two, of some purple prose which brought me out of the sensuous scene but it was still a very well written story.

Deet’s rating: 4

Sexy rating: 5

 Christmasy feeling: 5

 

Julia London sends a debutante into the wintry Scottish wilds. . . .

Searching for her rakehell brother, an earl lying low in the wake of a scandalous affair, Fiona Haines is led by a rugged Highlander who obscures his scarred face. As they journey on, Fiona draws closer to her brave, enigmatic protector—but will fury or passion ignite when he reveals his identity?

Deet’s thoughts: This was my favorite story in this anthology.  Again there is a tortured hero and again he is saved by the kindness of the heroine.  The romance is very well done and the chemistry between the protagonists is very hot. The hero is redeemed and the heroine finds love. Just a delightful story. This is one story I didn’t want to end.

Deet’s rating: 5

Sexy rating: 5

 Christmasy feeling: 5

I like anthologies at this time of year because I can read a story/novella quickly and still have time to bake some cookies or wrap some gifts.  Also because of the holiday hub-bub I can steal some time for a cup of tea and a cozy break that doesn’t pull me in for a day and a half.  I give this anthology high marks for a holiday feel to each story, enough to put you, and me, in a holiday mood.

(Although the stories in this anthology are not newly written this book is still available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle.)

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Coming next Friday: The Heart of Christmas

The Heart of Christmas

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