Tamara Lejeune: Christmas with the Duchess

Epub online Christmas with the Duchess BY Tamara Lejeune – cafe1919.org

Easily see Tamara Lejuene the book s author watching stuff like that while writing this The book is at times very funny However it is classified as a romance and there is nothing whatsoever in this book that is even remotely romantic Some reviews have classified this book as a farce It certainly is that whether that is intentional or unintentional only Ms Lejuene knows for certainWhat I o know however is that this is hardly romantic There is no romance at all none of the characters are in any way likable and I feel like I wasted my time reading this I wanted to like this one than I On His Majestys Service did Unfortunately the main charactersidn t really appeal The saving grace though was found in the uirky secondary characters they kept me reading I liked the interplay between the heroine s twin brother and their spunky spinster aunt I have no idea why I finished this It was like a train wreck I suppose I couldn t look away It was not romantic and not Christmassy The characters all Different Class drove me nuts Two stars only because Iid manage to finish it Glad I got it for only 50 cents Received read and reviewed for The Season for RomanceEmma Fitroy Duchess of Warwick is staying at Warwick Palace for the Christmas holiday where she hopes to be reunited with her two young sons who were taken away after her husband s The Essential Good Food Guide death As family begins to arrive she meets Nicholas St Austell the newly appointed Lord Camford Ten years her junior Emma certainly has no intentions of getting romantically involved with Nicholas Nicholas just recently came into the earldom after having spent most of his life at sea as a naval officer Orphaned at a young age the Royal Navy is the only home he has known so he is very apprehensive about his newly acuired title property and family members He is taken under the protection of Uncle Hugh whom he uickly learns is not so benevolent and actually has ulterior motives Uncle Hugh wants Nicholas to marry one of his five marriage hungryaughters and. D pocket watch An introduction to Emma the Duchess of Warwick Roasted chestnuts A ance with.

Make one of them the next Lady Camford Nicholas is completely blind to his uncle s schemes especially when he meets the beautiful Emma He uickly falls under her spell although no one not even the reader understands why I really wanted to like Christmas with the Duchess but sadly that id not happen for me Other than the novel taking place over the course of three Christmases there isn t any Christmas spirit or cheer in this story It plays out as of a Regency farce than a romanceAs for our main characters we have role reversal with the heroine being the older slightly jaded seemingly rakish woman and the hero being boy than man with his naivet and lack of experience both sexually and socially Unfortunately I felt no connection or attachment to any of the characters I found Emma to be manipulative conniving self centered and sometimes cruel Nicholas one of the few characters with any redeeming ualities was kind hearted and sweet but far too innocent and awkward The rest of the family was just as catty manipulative and self serving as the heroine so Nicholas inability to fit in with the rest of the characters made sense although I felt the author made him seem like a simpleton most of the time The premise of the story seemed to have a lot of promise and the plot although not entirely original could have been far interesting if the story hadn t been so convoluted with a cast of horrid and mostly useless characters On a positive note the writing was well In Defence of Dogs done and there were a few humorous moments that lightened the tension a bit Sadly this is not a story for those seeking some holiday cheer but rather those who are not looking for a warm and fuzzies and whoon t mind being entertained yet annoyed at the same time 25 stars If you re looking for a heartwarming Christmas themed romance this isn t it No Christmas cheer here No this book by Ms Lejeune is of a Regency house party romantic farce which takes place over three Christmases in 1814 1815. Emma A new pair of Hessians A kiss from Emma under the mistletoe Christmas with the Duchess.

Wish I could give it zero stars because it is the umbest historical romance I ever read Liked the cover art though The characters were unlikable or ignorant and espicable to family f Appallingly bad terrible unlikable characters confusing storyline supposedly a Christmas story The City in Mind definitely not It may have been set at Christmas but Scrooge had Christmas spirit BEFORE the ghosts arrived Marked as finished because Iidn t make it to reading the 3rd chapter Looks like we have a winner in the replacing The Snow ueen as the worst book Eileen has ever read contest What is it they say The path to true love is a rocky one That is Revenge (The Red Ledger definitely the case here Io have to say that this is one of the best romances that I have read this yearNicholas a career navy man has recently become the 4th Earl of Camford He is green grass Usually it is the female protagonist who is unsure in the world of nobility Not here It is interesting to watch the interactions between Nicholas and Emma the Duchess of Warwick And the supporting cast of characters are a riot I especially love the antics of Emma s twin Lord Colin and Lady Harriet an old spinster aunt by marriage to Emma who by the way is a widow A RomanceOMG That is what I first thought about this book This may be the worst romance ever For starters it is not terribly romantic But that is only the beginningThe particulars The book is about Emma Grey Fitzroy Duchess of Warwick her gay twin brother his lover their unspeakably mean Aunts and Uncle and their other relatives all of whom are highly unlikable Even the Hero of the book Nicholas St Austell the Earl of Camford is unlikeable He is young 20 at the time of the book 10 years the junior of the heroine Emma a virgin and unskilled at the art of romanceThis entire book reminded me of Marriedwith Children mixed with a bad reality show I could easily see this as The Real Royals of England Not to give Bravo any ideas for salacious reality tv shows but I could. Nicholas St Austell's Christmas Wish List An invitation to a holiday house party A shiny gol.

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