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The Scandal Before Christmas: A Holiday Novella

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The Scandal Before Christmas by Elizabeth Essex It all starts w

The Scandal Before Christmas by Elizabeth Essex

It all starts with a tyrant of a father telling his son (Ian) he has to marry to produce an heir because his brother has been injured, the son then lies and says he is already married and then it is a race against time to...
The Scandal Before Christmas by Elizabeth Essex

It all starts with a tyrant of a father telling his son (Ian) he has to marry to produce an heir because his brother has been injured, the son then lies and says he is already married and then it is a race against time to find a bride. In a chance meeting in a pub Ian meets an old ship mate and tells him his tale and what type of wife he is looking for, and just by chance his ship mates daughter fits the bill. The story then goes on to their meeting and how you can not read a book by its cover, as he assumes Anne is plain and he ges onto find out she is everything he wants and needs. This is a very enjoyable historical novel, well worth a read. 

posted by caitlinallycesmum on November 4, 2013

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This is the first book I've read from this author.  It's the fir

This is the first book I've read from this author.  It's the first Christmas book I've read this season. I needed a short story for the day and it was just right. Elizabeth did a great job developing her characters and she came up with an interesting plot. There is Anne...
This is the first book I've read from this author.  It's the first Christmas book I've read this season. I needed a short story for the day and it was just right. Elizabeth did a great job developing her characters and she came up with an interesting plot. There is Anne, a shy and mousy girl who everyone believes is plain and boring. There is Navy Lt  Ian Worth whose Viscount father has decided to make Ian his heir as his brother is seriously injured. The plot thickens. It took me about 4hours to read this book today. I was sad it was over but seeing as it is a Christmas story you know it will end happily. But how will it end? Buy this book and you will enjoy this story too.  

posted by celticmaggie on October 31, 2013

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  • Posted November 4, 2013

    The Scandal Before Christmas by Elizabeth Essex It all starts w

    The Scandal Before Christmas by Elizabeth Essex

    It all starts with a tyrant of a father telling his son (Ian) he has to marry to produce an heir because his brother has been injured, the son then lies and says he is already married and then it is a race against time to find a bride. In a chance meeting in a pub Ian meets an old ship mate and tells him his tale and what type of wife he is looking for, and just by chance his ship mates daughter fits the bill. The story then goes on to their meeting and how you can not read a book by its cover, as he assumes Anne is plain and he ges onto find out she is everything he wants and needs. This is a very enjoyable historical novel, well worth a read. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2014

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    Reckless Brides Book 3.5. Ian Worth is a Lieutenant in His M

    Reckless Brides Book 3.5.




    Ian Worth is a Lieutenant in His Majesty's Royal Navy, but his father wants him to come home and take over his injured brother's place as heir.  Ian has other ideas.  He enlists the help of a former comrade-in-arms to find a bride before Christmas.  Anne Lesley is a quiet girl, but she has so many words floating around in her mind.  Can she get them out to preserve the match she hopes to make with Ian?




    If you're looking for a quick Holiday read with heart, this is the story for you!

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    I find it refreshing to occasionally read a story that isn¿t ful

    I find it refreshing to occasionally read a story that isn’t full of angst and Essex manages to bring readers an enthralling story that is simple, heartfelt and engaging but without a lot of issues, lies or misunderstandings.

    The Scandal Before Christmas is full of warmth, humor and romance, and I was quickly enamored by Ian and Anne. They are both odd ducks in their families, but find that the family they could create together might just be the perfect place for them. I haven’t read any of the other “Reckles Brides” books (or another Elizabeth Essex book that I know of) but I can definitely say I have been missing out.

    Full review avialable at Romantic Reads and Such on wordpress.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Cute

    It's short so of couse things happen fast. Likable characters and a sweet story.

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