What To Read For Christmas?
••••• LET IT SNOW —
Are you kidding me? Another book by John Green!
Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.
What I am going to do?
Well, first thing tomorrow, I am going to Hallmark to search for this book as the local libraries won’t have this book this soon. It has positive reviews and three different vivacious stories by John Green (Eeeeee), Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle respectively.
•••••• A WALLFLOWER CHRISTMAS
The Wallflowers are four young ladies in London who banded together in their wild and wickedly wonderful searches for true love. Now happily married, they join together once again to help one of the world’s most notorious rogues realize that happiness might be right under the mistletoe.…
It’s Christmastime in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady in waiting and, if it weren’t for his shocking American ways and wild reputation, her hand would already be guaranteed. Before the courtship can begin, Rafe realizes he must learn the rules of London society. But when four former Wallflowers try their hand at matchmaking, no one knows what will happen. And winning a bride turns out to be more complicated than Rafe Bowman anticipated, especially for a man accustomed to getting anything he wants. However, Christmas works in the most unexpected ways, changing a cynic to a romantic and inspiring passion in the most timid of hearts.
A Wallflower Christmas takes a trip to Victorian London, under the mistletoe, and on a journey of the heart. With her trademark charm, sensuality, and unforgettable characters, there’s no one like Lisa Kleypas to make you believe in the magic of Christmas.
My Review – I love Lisa Kleypas’s stories, all of them. I worship her books, her stories. They are just ‘wow’. She knows how to make you sigh, cry and laugh. Those shy smiles, naughty winks and hesitant kisses just satiate you to no end.
About this story- I don’t think I will ever put a book by Kleypas under less than 5 star. This was a five starer too. Well actually, a 5.1 starer. The story is about Rafe Bowman who has come from America to marry Natalie Blandford but is instantly taken by Hannah. Rafe is threatened by his father, if he doesn’t marry Natalie, he will be disinherited. The marriage is of course, arranged.
Rafe though has a different mind, he likes Hannah, her knowledge of things.
“A well-read woman is a dangerous creature”
He still falls in love with her. Oh, how the story progressed. From the outrageous kiss to the ungentlemanly behaviour. As for Hannah Appleton, she is just sooooo nice, sweet and understanding. When she hears about Rafe’s past, she is honestly sympathetic. She knows the meaning of love.
The book was simply my favourite. I am in love with both Hannah and Rafe.
That’s why I don’t review Lisa Kleypas’s novels, I want to read the book whenever I complete reviewing them just to read that ‘scene’ again. That first kiss, first hug, that lovely argument which lead to a steamy hot kiss, that proposal, that awesome end …..man it has no end, never.
This book doesn’t complete here, we get to meet Lily, Daisy, Eva, and Annabel AGAIN….
THIS MOMENT —- SIGHING*****
“Standing from the bath, Evie dried herself and donned a velvet robe that buttoned along the front. She heard the door open again. “Back to w-warm the bed?” she asked.
But the voice that answered wasn’t the maid’s.
“As a matter of fact … yes.”
Evie stilled at the sound of the deep, silky murmur.
“I passed the maid on the stairs and told her she wouldn’t be needed tonight,” he continued. “‘If there’s one thing I do well,’ I told her, ‘it’s warming my wife’s bed.'”
Well, you will totally understand my outburst if you read the wallflower series!
Merry Christmas Again…