A Regency Romance
STORY-LINE A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE BY EMILY MURDOCH:
A Christmas Surprise by author Emily Murdoch, finds the reader back in Regency England. Lord Robert, Viscount of Marchwood is holding his annual Christmas Ball in Scotland. Sending invitation to all the ton élite, Marchwood’s presenting his 18 year-old daughter, Audrey, to society. Raised by the widowed Viscount, Audrey formed an unusual closeness to the servants, including her father’s valet, Thomas. As well as, a close bond with her father, who adores her.
With rumors flying of the empty Marchwood coffers, it makes for an interesting party. Leaving Audrey in charge of the ball, she decides on a masquerade, where she meets a handsome, tall, attractive gentleman. With his identity masked, Audrey has no idea, who has stolen her heart. How will Audrey discover her masked love‘s name? Who can he be? With the coffers empty, who will win Audrey’s hand and love? Will her father approve of the unknown gentlemen? My reviews for romance novel, Christmas Surprise, follows.
A Christmas Surprise by author Emily Murdoch, takes place in the cold winter of Scotland. Making it hard for the guest to travel so great a distance, weeded out a lot of the chaff; only the determined friends and pursuers of Audrey’s hand, will make the long journey. I found this story original, as I do not think I have read another plot like the one Murdoch created for this regency romance. Leaving everyone from Audrey to the reader in suspense as to the identity of the her masked suitor, kept the suspense at high peak.
I found the pace smooth and steady, as well as, a story-line filled with intrigue and suspense. I also found Audrey’s father’s attitude towards love and marriage refreshing; Lord Robert’s love for Audrey was very clear. Although a short book, I found everything needed to create a relaxing and entertaining read. Furthermore, I found A Christmas Surprise a clean sweet regency romance. Murdoch had no need to resort to sex or fluff to fill the pages. I would not hesitate to buy this book for my self or a friend; it is perfect for an afternoon of light reading enjoyment.
A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
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