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Author: Erica Ridley
Publisher: Intrepid Reads
Published: October 21st, 2014
Lady Amelia Pembroke is exceptionally well organised – and organising – and when she realises the reason her brother, the Duke of Ravenwood, hasn’t married is probably because she is so good at organising his household, she decides maybe it is time for her to organise her own marriage. She checks up on the available peerage and plans to evaluate and select one to marry at the seventy-fifth annual Christmas Eve ball hosted by Lord Benedict Sheffield. That’s when she discovers the ball has been cancelled because lightning has seriously damaged the venue. That just won’t do for Lady Amelia who is determined to make the Ball happen at a different venue and sets out to convince Lord Sheffield to allow her to do so.
Lord Benedict Sheffield was impoverished and had no aspirations to his current estate before the untimely death of so many of his more wealthy relations ten years ago. Now he organises his day into two distinct halves – from 08:00 to 20:00 he works on keeping his household and estates functioning and for the rest of the time, that’s for relaxation and fun! He is amazed and intrigued by Amelia’s tenacity but also wants to introduce some fun into her life. The two are attracted but will the Christmas Ball bring them together or introduce Amelia to a different suitor?
A lovely Christmas short story. I know there are some historical inaccuracies in it, but they didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the story which I have no hesitation in highly recommending. I look forward to reading more stories in this series!
P.S. At the time of writing, this book was available as a free download from both Amazon and B&N
This book is part of a series and my review for the officially first book in the series, ‘The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower’ can be read here https://splashesintobooks.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/the-earls-defiant-wallflower/