Christmas at Eden Manor

Christmas at Eden Manor

by Noelle Adams

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BN ID: 2940153319049
Publisher: Noelle Adams
Publication date: 10/05/2016
Series: Eden Manor , #4
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 97,224
File size: 288 KB

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Christmas at Eden Manor 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
Brie Graves is in Savannah, Georgia, currently unemployed after finishing her latest restoration project. She’s staying with her brother Michael and determined to enjoy a few weeks of holidays right before Christmas, even while scoping out possible new jobs. At a café, she discovers a handsome middle-aged gentleman expressing interest in the same painting that has caught her attention. Determined to be a little more bold and daring than in the past, she starts a conversation with him. And the next day, when both are at the café at the same time, they connect once again. Soon, they are spending their free time together, as Cyrus Damon is also on an extended holiday break, though for opposite reasons as he is a workaholic on an enforced vacation. But they’ve set a time limit which when ended, will see Cyrus return to his life in England and their relationship a memory to cherish. Falling in love was never part of the plan but will they admit to their true feelings for each other before it’s too late? It’s no secret that I’m a fan of this author’s writing, and I’ve read every book in the three series mentioned above. When I heard that Cyrus Damon, the gruff and sometimes taciturn uncle to the Damon nephews who star in the Heirs of Damon series was going to get a story, I was excited to read it. And tying off all three series in one novella sounded like quite the feat to achieve but I am very pleased with the result and have already picked out some of the stories to put on my comfort re-read list. In this novella, we see a different side to Cyrus, the intelligent and hardworking man showing a much more emotional character. Raising two of his nephews after the untimely death of their parents (his brothers and their wives) was a challenge, one he fears he didn’t cope with well, as evidenced by their sometimes fractious relationships and the errors he made in their upbringing. But in the last few years, as they’ve found partners, he’s become aware of his mistakes and made much greater efforts to be a part of their lives and to express his true affection for all four of his nephews. In this story, he comes across as a changed man indeed, with the core of his genteel character still in place, but one willing to take a few more risks, this time with his heart. Though Brie is a good number of years younger than Cyrus (almost 30 to his undefined but likely early fifties age), she finds him quite attractive – both in his physical appearance as well as his focus on her when they are together. He really listens to her and is so different from her last boyfriend that she has to caution herself (to no avail) not to read anything more into their friendship. But soon they find that their equal attraction leads to some steamy lovemaking that neither regrets even though they’ve decided on an end date for their time together. Brie’s character in contrast to Cyrus is a little bohemian, fun and flirty and open-hearted. It’s no wonder he falls for her, but the reality of their age difference makes him believe that she’d never be satisfied with an older man like himself in the long run. It’s this that keeps him guarding his heart until it’s almost too late. In the end, though, he comes to his senses and we get a delightful ending matched with the warm feelings evoked from the Christmas season. It’s a holiday romance but a timeless story. 5 stars.
Liberty_Ann_Ireland More than 1 year ago
I’m a big ‘cover girl’ and the cover on Christmas at Eden Manor is gorgeous as is the story. Characters who were complete opposites came together over art, finding they had more in common than not. Both were at a point in their lives that, though logic dictated otherwise, they allowed love to bloom between them and we were lucky enough to watch. Add to that the beauty and warmth of the Christmas season and what can I say? I’m a sucker for a good Holiday Romance. I will keep this book to be read over and over again. Noelle Adams, welcome to my eReader family! *****5 Stars***** I was gifted a copy of this book by the author, via Barclay PR, in exchange for an honest review.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: People tend to accept what’s easy, without considering whether it’s real or true. Thus they take in so many half-truths and lies because they make them fell what they want to feel. I sometimes feel exactly the same way. As if everyone else has found life, and I’m just treading water, watching other people’s ships go by. You’re my blessing, my strength, my solace, a gift I’ll never deserve. My Review: Noelle Adams is a recent find for me and I have enjoyed her engaging and tender stories. The characters in this story were intriguing, smart, and immediately likable. They were good for each other and I reveled in a couple who were enjoying being together as a refreshing change from storylines of constant conflict and angst. The writing was sweet and insightful, as well as deliciously steamy. Both characters were individually taking unplanned month long breaks for themselves, and had decided to spend that time doing only as they pleased. Which led me to ponder – what would I do if I had a month of doing just as I pleased?
anapjm02 More than 1 year ago
This book is a crossover between the series Heirs of Damon, Beaufort Brides and Eden Manor. This book is about the almighty Cyrus Damon and Brie Graves. She is much younger but has a love for art and works in restoration while he is a uber business man devoted to his grown nephews and is in his fifties. It is the meeting of two soulmates that only want a second chance in life and in love. Cyrus was married once before, but decided to devote his life to his business and to his nephews. Now, they are all adults and married and he is feeling an unsettling emptiness. Brie is between jobs and romance, she is an old soul, although very young, and find in Cyrus someone she can trust, even if it is just a fling before the holidays. This book is so romantic, different and is a story of two souls that connect.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Christmas at Eden Manor by Noelle Adams, is a sweet and sexy May-December romance. Some of the characters from her Beaufort Brides series make an appearance, which adds a nice familiarity and connection to this novella. This book may be enjoyed as a standalone. Stained glass artisan Brie Graves, is a creative person that recently lost her job. She is living with her brother and sister-in-law in Savannah, while she figures out her next career move. It is the holiday season, and she enjoys spending her newfound free time at the local arts festival. That is where she meets billionaire business tycoon Cyrus Damon. They form an instant bond while admiring a painting that is on display. They end up having a fling, which turns into much more. Brie has no idea that Cyrus is wealthy, which makes him happy because Brie actually cares for him, not his riches. Ms. Adams nicely combines good tidings, sexiness, and drama into this romantic novella. I immediately connected with Brie and Cyrus, and I liked how their relationship evolved. Although Cyrus was in his very early fifties, some of his behaviors and mannerisms came across as much older. Overall, a solid read. Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Cyrus is a by the book kind of guy. He spends his days working hard, making money and playing by the rules. Brie is like a feather in the wind, no set direction but determined to enjoy the ride. Cyrus is about to learn that coloring outside the line has it's own rewards. Christmas at Eden Manor blends maturity with simplicity to create a romantic and deeply moving read. Noelle Adams takes the complexity out and brings the heart in.