The Brides of Bath, Book 6
Length: 20,000 words (about 75 pages)
Heat level: sweet
All the characters from the first five Brides of Bath books will be serving up some Christmas cheer, while Glee Blankenship sharpens Cupid's arrow.
Unbeknownst to scholarly Jonathan Blankenship, his sister-in-law Glee has decided this Christmas he needs a little push to make him see that his dear friend of four years, Miss Arbuckle, will make his perfect mate.
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A Christmas in Bath: The Brides of Bath, Book 6 by Cheryl Bolen Wanted to read this book because it's around the Christmas holiday and find not only the timeframe of the book interesting but the decorations and traditions would be something nice to learn about. Miss Mary Arbuckle visited Glee Blankenship while she's nursing her child. The women had gone to schoool together. She is giving her advice on how to get Jonathan Blankenship to wed her. They will plan to make him jealous of Mary... Story also follows Jonathan and he can't stand being at his mother's so he is temporarily staying at Greg's estate. He is happy to just be single...They have so much in common, literary wise and he's noticed she's changed so much with her attire and appearance. Characters from another book have also appeared in this one and it's good to find out how their charity works to help the mother and her son. Love their intellectual conversations! Jonathan's mother wants to come visit for the holidays and patch the rift between her and Greg.... Mary agrees the holidays would be the perfect time. Truly a perfect holiday treat. I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Miss Mary Arbuckle, age 23, is a plain spinster with little money living with her mother in Bath. When she receives a message from her married friend, Glee Blankenship, to come and visit with her right away, she is somewhat concerned. Glee is happily married to the very wealthy Gregory Blankenship and is the mother to two young children. Mary and Glee have been friends since they both attended Miss Worth’s School for Young Ladies. Through Glee and Gregory, Mary has become good friends with Jonathan Blankenship, Gregory’s brother. They have many shared interests. At age 27, Gregory is unmarried and as he adores his niece and nephew, has agreed to spend Christmas with Glee and Gregory. He usually resides at Sutton Manor with his unhappy, widowed mother. Glee has known for years that Mary is in love with Jonathan so her reason for summoning her friend is to inform her that she is going to do a makeover on her and see if she can be a matchmaker between Mary and Jonathan. She changes her hairstyle and provides her with some nice dresses. While Mary is pleased, she is rather uncomfortable with accepting these things from her friend. She is also a complete innocent and is easily shocked at some of the ways that Glee chooses to live her life. Will Mary and Jonathan reconnect? Will her makeover draw his attention to her and spark love between them? This is a sweet, somewhat humorous and romantic story written in the wonderful style that I have grown to truly enjoy from author Cheryl Bolen. Readers are in for a lovely treat. Complementary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.