20 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS BOOKS – DAY 1
A Kiss At Christmastide by Christina McKnight
Connected by a Kiss series (Book 1)
La Loma Elite Publishing (September 23, 2016)
A Kiss At Christmastide by Christina McKnight is a quick but complete Christmas story of love and the magic that is Christmas. Likeable and well written characters. I felt for the characters especially the sassy, feisty, and kind Lady Pippa who has suffered at the hands of her best friend. Lord Lucas is arrogant but filled with guilt and really just needs to feel loved and wanted. I loved these two together as well as their banter between them. The storyline kept me intrigued. Charming historical holiday read.
Lady Pippa Godfrey has suffered the most ruinous London Season. She escapes to her Somerset estate for a quiet Christmastide holiday with her family, away from society’s prying eyes. But before her parents can join her, a storm crashes down on Somerset to destroy any hope of Pippa’s white Christmas dream. The roads have flooded and travel is impossible, leaving her stranded and alone. But a muddied, angry and devilishly handsome lord appears at her door demanding shelter. Lucas Hartfeld, the Earl of Maddox, has been summoned by his parents, the Marquis and Marchioness of Bowmont, to attend a holiday party in the wilds of the country, far from his London townhouse. He suspects they command his attendance for far different reasons than a simple country party. When a storm strands his carriage, he’s forced to seek shelter at the only home for miles around, a local manor called Helton House. When Lady Pippa is reluctant to admit him, he does what he’s been raised to do—demand she provide him and his servants with shelter until the storm passes. But the beautiful woman draws his interest far more than he’s willing to admit. Can Lucas find a way out of the predicament his parents are planning? As Lady Pippa scrutinizes another arrogant, demanding lord, she is bombarded with memories of betrayals in her past. Can she forget those difficult life lessons to claim a Christmastide kiss from a perfect stranger?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since. Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.