Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas

This was a really fun book.

It’s been a while since I've read a historical romance and I’m glad this is the one I picked up.

The book takes place in 1845 London. It’s Christmas and families are getting together to celebrate the holiday.

Rafe Bowman is arriving from the U.S. to propose marriage to Natalie Blandford, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. The marriage has been arranged by Rafe’s father to ensure added fortune to his own coffers. It’s a great business deal.

Of course, there is a glitch. Rafe finds himself drawn to Natalie’s companion and chaperone – her cousin Hannah, who has no money or standing in society. To top it off, Rafe’s sisters prefer Hannah as well and would much rather have her in the family than Natalie.

Lisa does an excellent job of explaining the Christmas traditions of that particular time in history. The book was hard to put down and I truly enjoyed it. I’m anxious to read more books by this author.

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