🎄Two #HistoricalRomance #Christmas Novellas. Rosie’s #Bookreview of Under The Mistletoe by @margueritekaye and @Bronwynscott

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Under The Mistletoe is a book containing two historical Christmas romance novellas written by Marguerite Kaye and Bronwyn Scott. Each novella can be read as a stand-alone, but they are also connected to series by the authors, individually.

Both stories are set just after the Crimean War and feature couples who met whilst working there, although the individuals involved never expected to see each other again once the war ended. Each story features strong independent female characters who are an inspiration to their peers. I’m not going to say any more as I don’t wish to spoil the reading experience.

The stories have a festive feel-good theme with endings to leave you smiling. They are quick to read and have the added advantage of being offshoots of series for those who already know one or both of these authors.

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Two festive Victorian short stories

Victorian Christmas Reunions

Two passionate romances!

In The Lady’s Yuletide Wish by Marguerite Kaye, war nurse Isabella has never forgotten the night she spent in reporter Eugene’s arms. Years later, she’s surprised when Eugene, now an earl, asks for her help uncovering a family mystery—and that the attraction is still there… In Dr. Peverett’s Christmas Miracle by Bronwyn Scott, war doctor William is reunited with nurse Honoria, and he invites her to spend the festivities at Haberstock Hall. Is it reckless folly…or the miracle he didn’t know he needed.

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💕’Her love for all things Greek shines out from every page’. @GeorgiaRoseBook reviews My Corfu Love Story by Effrosyni Moschoudi @FrostieMoss, for Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT💕

Today’s team review is from Georgia. She blogs here https://www.georgiarosebooks.com

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Georgia has been reading My Corfu Love Story by Effrosyni Moschoudi

It has been a while since I felt the Mediterranean sun on my skin and I have to say that was partly behind my decision to choose this book. I hoped it would be filled with wonderful descriptions that would give me a taste of Corfu, and I was not disappointed.

The love shines out from this short book. Spyri’s love for her grandmother (what a wonderful relationship they had), love for Corfu and the village of Moraitika, love for the food and of course love for the love interest, Markos.

There is also a super note from the author at the end with links to take you to discover more about Moraitika and Messonghi, as well as a family recipe.

Effrosyni Moschoudi is Greek and her love for all things Greek shines out from every page of this most enjoyable short read which I recommend to anyone who wants a break in the sunshine.

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Spyri forever lives in the past, haunted by old memories. This summer, she meets a man she once loved, and he is about to change everything…

Spyri, a half-Greek restauranteur in her early thirties, is back on the island of Corfu, staying in her grandmother’s village home for a few days to decompress from her busy life in London. Her nostalgia for the good old summer days hit her upon her return. When she hears that Markos, the one she never forgot, is staying at the village, she becomes excited.

Sparks begin to fly when they meet, but Markos has his own hurts of the past to deal with…

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Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT Musical #Romance Novella SONGWRITER NIGHT by @DGDriverAuthor

Today’s team review is from Georgia. She blogs here https://www.georgiarosebooks.com

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Georgia has been reading Songwriter Night by D.G. Driver

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I should say at the beginning that I read the kindle version of this book but it features eleven original songs and one adaptation of a public domain folk song. To hear them played and sung you can get the full cast audiobook of Songwriter Night: a musical romance from Audible or wherever you like to get your audiobooks and podcasts.

This story is set in Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital of the world. Two songwriters, hoping to make it big one day meet in a coffee house. Lyle is struggling to stay focused on his writing because of Trish who he’s struggling to keep his eyes off of from across the room. He buys her a drink and they get talking. She’s new in town and has few contacts so eventually Lyle invites her to come along to one of his songwriter nights that he hosts a couple of times a month.

The majority of this book is taken up with the events at the songwriter night, and it’s really entertaining. Only a few people attend but it’s clear they know each other well and get along. However, someone from the past turns up on this particularly evening and rocks the boat with their forthright opinions. Trish appears drawn to this character though and Lyle fears it’s not him she’s interested in after all.

The lyrics for the songs are throughout the book and I think it would have been really entertaining to have listened to the audio version of this. It’s a really great idea for a book and I thoroughly enjoyed it, even without the music.

Highly recommended for all those who love music and romance.

Book description

In this sweet romantic novella, Lyle and Trish are two aspiring Country music songwriters that meet at a Nashville coffee house. With Trish being new in town, Lyle invites her to his monthly gathering of songwriters to get to know her better. The evening of quirky characters and light-hearted singing is interrupted by the arrival Aiden Bronson. He’s got a hit song on the radio, and he’s back to show off, stirring up some rivalry while he’s at it. How will Lyle compete against Aiden’s charisma and talent in order to win Trish’s heart?

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