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5 stars for A Marchioness for Christmas by @alannalucas27 #regency #holidayromance #bookreview

Title: A Marchioness for Christmas

Author: Alanna Lucas

Genre: Regency Romance, Holiday Romance, Historical Romance

Book Blurb:

After Antonia Madeley’s mother died, she learned just how heartless her father could be. Not caring for his daughter’s grief, Lord Madeley forbade her to play her beloved violin, and then remarried with indecent haste to a woman who made it plain she’d rather Antonia wasn’t there. The engagement that’d been arranged between Antonia and Dracon, Lord Trawden, offered no escape. Dracon was clearly still in love with his late wife, Catherine. Facing a life of always being second best, Antonia ran away.

Five years on, Antonia receives the news her father is gravely ill. Perhaps the time has come to make amends and go to his bedside. However, traveling in inclement weather and on treacherous roads, her carriage is involved in a terrible accident, and when she regains consciousness, she’s being cared for at Lionshead, Dracon’s family seat! The feelings she has for Dracon haven’t dimmed, but she has no reason to believe he’s stopped loving Catherine either. With Christmas only a few days away, will Antonia be forced to endure yet another bleak midwinter, or is it possible that a yuletide miracle will gladden her lonely heart?

My Review:

Through tragedy and misfortune, Antonia yearns for love... can a carriage accident bring her yuletide wish to fruition? After her mother's death, Antonia sought love from her father but he rejected her. When she married Dracon, Lord Tawden, she innocently thought he'd love her. Instead, his heart still belongs to his deceased wife, Catherine. Facing utter loneliness and feeling second-rate, Antonia runs away. Hearing the news of her father's near-death state, she wonders if the time has come to make amends with her father. She travels home in bad weather and her carriage has a horrid accident. Antonia awakens to find herself at her husband's estate. Will Antonia spend another yuletide in utter despair or will Dracon gift her what her heart desires most?

A Marchioness for Christmas is a heart-wrenching tale of one woman's search for love, acceptance, and companionship. If you're a historical romance reader and you've never read Alanna Lucas, you're in for a treat. She takes great pride in crafting romance that is historically accurate with authentic characters and a riveting plot. In A Marchioness for Christmas, we see a darker side of Regency romance. Antonia loses her mother and all the joy and happiness in her life is snatched away. Her father makes all her decisions for her, and she marries a man who still mourns his first wife. Talk about sad. My heart went out to Antonia over and over again. The writing is so intricate, I got swept away. An emotional romance from start to finish, A Marchioness for Christmas will move you to tears. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Bestselling, award-winning author, Alanna Lucas pens Regency-set historicals filled with romance, adventure, and of course, happily ever afters. When she is not daydreaming of her next travel destination Alanna can be found researching, spending time with family, volunteering, or going for long walks. She makes her home in California with her husband, children, one sweet dog, and hundreds of books.

Just for the record, you can never have too many handbags or books. And travel is a must.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


Casi McLean
Casi McLean
Dec 23, 2021

Thank you for such a wonderful review! I'm so glad you liked my story!! I love the time travel genre and have since I was in forth grade when my teacher read A Wrinkle In Time to our class. Five of my books are time travel, including my newest that comes out tomorrow ~ In Time For Christmas. The new story is a time travel romantic suspense, where the three sisters from Timeless Secrets join forces with a new character to solve a new mystery in time. Thank you again! Casi


Alanna Lucas
Alanna Lucas
Dec 22, 2021

Thank you!! Happy Holidays!

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