Heartwarming emotional and h so irresistible A Countess for Christmas is the latest mesmerizing novel from the gifted pen f fast rising star Christy McKellenEmma Carmichael s life was nce as close to perfect as it was possible to get She had money connections a wonderful family great friends and Jack her handsome rich charismatic and titled husband But her perfect world had come crashing down around her ears when her father s sudden death had plunged her family into debt than she knew what to do with With money in short supply a multitude After the Ashes of debts to pay and all her so called friends turning their backsn her Emma had found herself forced to choose between her family and her husband Unwilling to burden Jack with her problems she had had no The Angry Planet otherption but to walk away from her marriage and to make a new life for herself However forgetting her husband proved easier said than doneWith no money and next to no ualifications Emma needed to get herself a job fast Luckily for her she had uickly found employment working for Maids in Chelsea a domestic service company with a very exclusive clientele Although working as a housekeeper was not exactly what Emma had envisaged doing with her life the job helped to provide her with a steady income to pay Melody's Key off her debts as well as with a groupf wonderful friends who had been there for her when she needed them most When she had walked ut n Jack Emma had thought that that chapter A Chance Acquaintance of her life was closed forever but when he is a guest at a party she is waitressing at she is absolutely flabbergasted when he announces to all and sundry that she is his wifeJack has never managed to forgive Emma for walkingut n him in the first few months f their marriage Burying himself in his work and in his new life in America has not helped him keep his heartbreak away nor has it made him forget that he is still madly in love with his wife When he witnesses her being harassed at a party Jack s protective instincts kicked in immediately and taking her to safety seemed the most natural thing to do With the press determined to uncover the truth behind their relationship Jack and Emma find themselves with no ther choice but to play along for the cameras and act like a happily married couple However their masuerade soon begins to feel very realIs it going to be second time lucky for Jack and Emma Or has too much water gone under the bridge for the two f them to ever be happy together againSensitively written wonderfully moving and impossible to put down A Countess for Christmas is a beautifully layered highly poignant and emotionally compelling romantic tale that will tug at your heartstrings and keep readers engrossed from beginning to end A terrific story about second chances fresh starts and healing from The Wallflower's Revenge old wounds A Countess for Christmas ticks all the right boxes with its captivating blendf richly drawn characters emotional tension and poignant romanceChristy McKellen continues to get better and better with every book she writes and I cannot wait for the next release by this utstanding writer f romantic fiction Miniseries Maids Under the Mistletoe Plot 35 rushed endingCharacterisation 45Prose 45How much I enjoyed it 45 A uick simple reunion story between two people who got married too young with an earl as the hero the blurb War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 of A Countess for Christmas reads like historical rather than contemporary romanceThe Romance line is the shortest and sweetestf the Harleuin lines but this fits well with the Christmastime setting I was in the mood for a contemporary book set in London so this fit for meI do think that the hero and heroine s conflicts were a little suited to the historical genre however There is absolutely no way the 2010s hero could have gone six years without hearing anything from home And the main conflicts were suited to class differences in the The earl's secret bride Emma Carmichael is shocked when she sees who she's waitressing for at a lavish party Jack Westwood the new Earl f Redminster Her new life comes crashing.
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Best in each ther and that s all I want in a Harleuin romance Thank you to Netgalley and Harleuin Books for giving me a complimentary ARC for me to read and review My Rating 4 starsThis review first appeared A Countess for christmas is a second chance love story Emma and Jack were each thers first lovesFate tore them apart when Emma s father was found to be a conman Passing away soon afterEmma s mother falls apart leaving Emma in charge f everything While working as a maid Emma comes into contact with Jack again Back again in England as the new Earl f Redminster the paparazzi go wild for the story f Jack and Emma Forcing them to live together as man and wife until the fuss dies down Then they can go there seperate waysLiving in such close uarters feelings rebloom between them Can Emma work Introductory Algebra: Models Concepts Skills out her issues to reach her happy ending Loved the book its a sweet romance set at my favourite timef the year Emma Carmichael is a waitress living paycheck to paycheck Jack Westwood is the Earl Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together of Redminster recently returned to England When he sees Emma for the first time in six years being manhandled by her boss he demands that the lecherous boss leave his wife alone Yes That s right They actually married six years ago but the marriage fell apart when Emma s father died leaving her family in severe debt and plagued by scandal She didn t follow him to his new job in America and he was upset that she wouldn t put her husband first With the paparazzi taking a keen interest in the announcementf this unknown marriage they agree to put n a show and pretend to be happily married until the interest dies downInoffensive fluff There s not much here to pick apart But I ll still give it a go I got tired f hearing about how Blue Blood old and world wearyur protagonists were considering she was The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe only 24 and he wasnly 27 What I would give to be that young again If they re that beaten down by life at that young age I had trouble believing they could foresee positive prospects for the future I was particularly annoyed by the final Big Barrier to their happiness Emma just randomly decides that remaining with Jack will Parafilias (Spanish Edition) only break her heart again It doesn t make much sense I actually had to go back and re read her reasoning behind walkingut It's Like This on their marriage It s that flimsyAll in all no realomph but it was a pleasant way to pass the time 4 Sweet Reunion StarsJust what I needed this Christmas The story The Mirage of A Countess for Christmas is anotherne f those royal romance books that are all things sweet and are uite simply difficult to resist Emma Carmichael has been married to the Earl f Redminster Jack Westwood However their marriage was a secret They were both so young when they made such a sudden decision to settle down and because Rituels secrets des Templiers of an unfortunate event they were forced to separate but weren t able to end their marriage Now six years later they met again when Emma worked as a waitress at a party and unexpectedly saw JackI love Christmas romances and so are getting back together stories Add the fact that it s written by Christy McKellen who has always been writing beautiful Harleuin stories so this book was definitely a win Our heroine Emma was likeable She was not annoying and she made such good decisions all throughout the book Jack was also a swoon worthy male lead Always such a gentleman and passionate when it comes to his feelings to EmmaI also loved their conversations in this book and the way both characters made me feel connected to them All in all this book was a delightful uick read with a wholly satisfying ending While a little clich was thrown in some places this was simply designed to make the reader feel good especially when it s readn Christmas DayMERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE Thank you to Christy McKellen for sending me a copy f this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. E proposes they live as man and wife until the fuss dies down Emma feels like Cinderella masuerading as his countessonly behind closed doors their marriage feels tantalizingly re.
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Ineteenth century the relationship was already a foregone conclusion as hero and heroine are already married and his being an earl today is hardly the same as being an earl in the pastI did like that the author gave us a whole lot A Mild Suicide of positive female characters major points to her for that It is not common in this sortf book for the heroine to be surrounded by supportive genuinely kind women I really liked that even if they seem to be there so they can be introduced as future heroines in the seriesThis is a simple fast read If the description interests you go for it Review copy provided by NetGalley I love Christmas stories and I love stories that are a magical reunion between two people who loved Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet one another when they were young and then life and tragedy get in the way and part them but true love and life has a wayf bringing them back together in such a beautiful wayEmma Carmichael had everything growing up a loving family part Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face of the privileged she mixed in the highest circles she was a real lady and fell in love with her best friend s brother and Earl no less Jack but they were both young and eloped but before they had a chance to let anyone know tragedy strikes and Emma is left to make repatriation for her father s mistakes Her life changes dramatically she takesn a job as a waitress and never goes back to Jack that is until she meets him at a party she is working at six years later that spark is still there she has never forgotten himJack Westwood is from the upper class and appearances mean everything to his strict family but he wants to expand his wings and move to America and start his Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church own business When he falls very deeply for his sister s friend Emma she encourages him to follow his dreams and they marry with plans to go together but life doesn t turnut that way and Jack gets n with his life in The States but never forgets his wifeThis story has everything that a true romantic wants in a fabulous story it is a reunion story a bit f a Cinderella story with a hero who is so loving and caring and strong and Emma is just an amazingly strong heroine ne who has the back bone to stand up to the people she thought were her friends I highly recommend this fast paced romance it ticks all f the boxes for a must read Content Brief sex scene between a married couple Emma is working as a maid for an Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) obnoxious gentleman and I use that term loosely who s hosting a party for the well to do when she sees thene man she s ever loved Jack Westwood Panic sets in and Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 one thing leads to another Jack comes to her rescue and announces to the world that they re secretly married Jack hasn t stopped thinking about Emma since that fateful day six years ago when she crushed his very soul He s hurting and wants to make her pay but can t bring himself to do it Now thanks to his protective nature the press as well as his parents are demanding to know the truth He hatches a plan and Emma reluctantly agrees to publicly become his wife Can the twof them put aside their attraction and be husbandwife in name Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale onlyr will love break down the walls around their hearts I love reading second chance romances and I instantly connected with Emma Imagine living in high society f Britain nly to have your father pass away when you re eighteen leaving you and your mother in dire straits up to your eyeballs in scandal and mounting debts Your mother is ill and can t even get ut f bed The last thing n your mind is love and romance This is what happened six years ago to Emma Told from both perspectives the reader gets to see what both Jack and Emma are thinking I didn t care for the constant conflict and Jack s parents annoyed me to no end While Jack and Emma dance around their mutual physical attraction for 90% f the book and don t trust each Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian other until the very end I enjoyed both characters They bringut the. Down when Jack announces to the world that they're married Jack has never forgotten his first love despite the tragedy that tore them apart When the paparazzi cameras intrude
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