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by Elizabeth Rolls,Deborah Hale

eBook Mistletoe Kisses: An Anthology epub
  • ISBN: 0373294239
  • Author: Elizabeth Rolls,Deborah Hale
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: United States
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harlequin Historical; Original edition (October 24, 2006)
  • ePUB size: 1172 kb
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Mistletoe Kisses book. This was my latest Christmas read, an anthology by Elizabeth Rolls, Deborah Hale and Diane Gaston.

Mistletoe Kisses book. A Soldier's Tale by Elizabeth Rolls Dominic, Viscount Alderley's family are looking to him to marry an heiress, but only his downtrodden, compassionate cousin Pippa seems able to ignore his scar. .A Winter Night's Tale by Deborah Hale. This year's festivities for Christabel and her young son will be sparse and cold-or so she thinks.

Mistletoe kisses - a regency christmas anthology. A Soldier’s Tale – Elizabeth Rolls. A Winter Night’s Tale – Deborah Hale

Mistletoe kisses - a regency christmas anthology. Harlequin Mills & Boon Historical. A Winter Night’s Tale – Deborah Hale. This year’s festivities for Christabel and her young son will be sparse and cold – or so she thinks. When the man she’s loved and lost returns, offering her warmth, comfort and a true family Christmas, she can’t resist! A Twelfth Night Tale – Diane Gaston. One impulsive night of love changed Elizabeth’s life forever.

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A Winter Night's Tale by Deborah Hale This year's festivities for Christabel and her young son will be sparse and cold-or so she thinks.

A Winter Night's Tale by Deborah Hale this year's festivities for Christabel and her. young son will be sparse and cold-or so she thinks. When the man she'd loved and lost returns, offering her warmth, comfort and a true family Christmas, she can't resist!

by. Rolls, Elizabeth; Rolls, Elizabeth. Soldier's tale; Hale, Deborah.

by. Winter night's tale; Gaston, Diane, 1948- Twelfth night tale. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

She feels like her parents are telling her they are happy she’s home. Her dad never said as much, but she knew he didn’t like Eric either

She feels like her parents are telling her they are happy she’s home. Her dad never said as much, but she knew he didn’t like Eric either. es off the step, almost falling into the planter. I don’t remember you being so clumsy, a deep voice jokes. She recognizes the voice instantly and lets out a little laugh. Just hearing his voice is calming. Daniel is home to her, and her soul knows it. Not living near him was torture at first, but she got used to it. Now she realizes how much she has missed him. She straightens back.

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Mistletoe Kisses: An Anthology. by Elizabeth Rolls, Deborah Hale, Diane Gaston. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780373294237 (978-0-373-29423-7) Softcover, Harlequin Historical, 2006. Find signed collectible books: 'Mistletoe Kisses: An Anthology'. Mistress or Marriage? (Historical Romance: Regency).

A Soldier's Tale by Elizabeth RollsDominic, Viscount Alderley's family are looking to him to marry an heiress, but only his downtrodden, compassionate cousin Pippa seems able to ignore his scars….A Winter Night's Tale by Deborah HaleThis year's festivities for Christabel and her young son will be sparse and cold—or so she thinks. When the man she'd loved and lost returns, offering her warmth, comfort and a true family Christmas, she can't resist!A Twelfth Night Tale by Diane GastonOne impulsive night of love changed Elizabeth's life forever. Now, ten years later, Elizabeth and Zachary meet again. Will their second Twelfth Night together see their happiness reborn?
Comments: (7)
Cemav
This anthology initially attracted me with Elizabeth Roll's name on the cover. I had picked up a couple of her other Regency romances which I found exceptionally well written with interesting characterizations and authentic historically accurate settings. Although I was not familiar with Hale and Gaston, I figured they were worth a try as well. I was not disappointed. The three stories make an enchanting set to curl up with during the hectic holiday season. They offer a chance to escape into another world and spent Christmas past as it was meant to be celebrated from Christmas Eve's blazing yule log to the rollicking Twelfth Night ball. Each story offers a glimpse into a time long past mirroring authentic traditions brought to life with a cast of interesting characters. It's clear each author has done her research well without belaboring the points to make it seem so.

"A Soldier's Tale" was my personal favorite. Rolls did not disappoint with her signature depth of character not usually found in typical Regency romances. She is almost wasted on this genre as she could easily write grittier mainstream historical fiction. A twist on the fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, this story weaves in the trauma of a disfigured soldier and his quest to find a suitable wife, little knowing she is right under his nose all the while. It is a tender and sweet story full of enough spice and fire to stave off winter's chill.

"A Winter's Night's Tale" is the weakest of the three stories but still worth enjoying for a light holiday read. The story is a bit more contrived and less romantic with a pesky little boy and a senile old aunt to get in the way of the hero and heroine's romantic Yuletide, but still they do find their ways and all comes to a triumphal conclusion. The characters come off a bit more squeaky clean and a bit saccharine. Some aspects of the holiday celebrations conveyed more modern sensibilities than what would have been found in Regency England but still nothing too distracting from an otherwise enjoyable story.

"A Twelfth Night's Tale" gets its name from the night before the last day of the holiday season in the Christian calendar (January 6). In old England that meant a lavish party to round out the holiday season in good form. Likewise, Gaston provides the reader an enchanting tale to round out the trilogy with a reclaimed love between Elizabeth and Zach, once young lovers who parted and now must face the shared regrets of their past. Although some parts come off a bit contrived and unnecessarily drawn out, it was an otherwise enjoyable story with a charming nod to the Biblical story of "No Room at the Inn" and John the Baptist.

Each author opens their story with thoughts of their own holiday experiences and what inspired them. These stories make a perfect way to relax and enjoy a moment by the fire with a hot drink in hand on a cold winter's eve.
Jeb
"Mistletoe Kisses" holds three of the loveliest short stories/novellas I have ever had the pleasure to read. Stories like these, authors as wonderful as these three, make me

glad all over again that a few years ago I picked up a historical romance on a whim, and read it...

These stories make me feel the same magic I felt then. They are, quite simply, marvelous.

Diane Gaston's "A Twelfth Night Tale" is my favorite of the three, although the other two authors run a very close second. Ms. Gaston's characters are drawn in such a realistic way, and with such love, that you can *feel* the genuine affection she has for the people she is writing about. It's an amazing quality. She wants the best for them -- she wants happiness for them -- in a palpable way, and the reader feels it too. It's hard to explain this quality, but that's the best I can do at this moment. I fell in love with them too, and I want the best for them -- with literally every page you are WILLING the hero and heroine to be able to be together... in this case, to be able to love each other again after being apart for 10 years, each blaming himself/herself for what it was that drove them apart. Elizabeth has suffered a great loss in those years which she is afraid to share with Zach -- but I cannot say more on that line without spoiling the plot.

Zach has lost so many loved ones of his own, and most of his friends died at Waterloo, while he lived; and he cannot understand why he was allowed to live. We can all relate to how we would feel, in his situation.

Gaston brings in a familiar Christmastide theme of "no room at the inn" at the opening moments. but she doesn't hit the reader over the head with it. It's gently done , and the storyline flows from it so naturally that it's a very welcome parallel. I simply LOVED these people -- I loved Zachary and Elizabeth (and Anna, Kirby, and the others!) and I love this story. I've already read it several times, and it is most definitely a KEEPER. It gets inside you and doesn't let go.

The other two tales by Elizabeth Rolls and Deborah Hale are also MARVELOUS. There is not a weak story in the trio, as I had assumed there'd be. All three are stories so full of deep, lasting love, and so infused with the graciousness and hope for the future, all set at Christmastide, that the reader is left shaking her(or his) head in wonder. I marvel at the imaginations of the authors and in their ability to get such deep emotion down onto paper, and to communicate that emotion to us. And boy, do they ever!

I look forward to more from all three of them. I knew Ms. Gaston's wonderful writing from her previous BEAUTIFUL Regencies ( some written as Diane Perkins) --it's what made me buy this book -- but now I have two more authors whose writing I truly admire, as well.

What a wonderful gift to true romantics everywhere!
Mavegar
"A Soldier's Tale" is a 'Beauty and the Beast' tale and, in fact, incorporates that tale into the story. I originally got this book for this story since I am a sucker for wounded Regency heroes. The hero doesn't really describe his wounds when he writes home, so his family is understandably shocked, Pippa as much as the others. This story was the weakest of the three; his scars and wounds often disappear and seem to be brought out only at certain times. In spite of being the weakest story in the book, it was still very good.

"A Winter's Night's Tale" was my favorite story and left me wanting to know more about Jonathan. He fell in love with her six years ago and, after her elopement with another man who has since died, he visits her, finding her ill and bring her and her son to his home, then asks them to stay longer for the Christmas celebrations as a favor to his aunt who is regressing into childhood. His thoughts, his hesitations, his questioning himself - reveal a deep and thoughful man who takes very little for granted.

"A Twelfth Night's Tale" was a well-written story and my introduction to Diane Gaston. I didn't like the characters and find the entire cast almost certifiable - a man with anger and sobriety issues, a barren governess who seems too possessive of her charge's newborn daughter, a new mother too cherry and optimistic in the face of her lover's death. A non-fiancee who lies and sneaks out of the hero's bedroom and her manipulative mother seemed the most normal characters. The end and epilogue were no surprise. For all that I didn't enjoy this story, it was so well-written that I will be looking for other works by Diane Gaston.
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