Lady, It's Cold Outside

Lady, It's Cold Outside

by Deb Marlowe

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Lady, It's Cold Outside by Deb Marlowe

Miss Glenna Bolton is not having a Happy Christmas. She's lost her grandfather and the bookshop they ran together. If not for the invitation from the Duke of Danby, she would have no place to go.

No Christmas festivities for Baron Ellesworth this year. His newly inherited estate is in bad shape--and so is his bank account. He'll spend the holiday traveling to do a bit of business with Lord Danby, in hopes of bringing Christmas to Elleshaven next year.

Traveling during the holiday season doesn't sound romantic, but a star in the East, an abandoned child and a quest for holiday cheer might just convince these two that love is the best gift of the Season.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158524141
Publisher: Deb Marlowe
Publication date: 06/30/2016
Series: Half Moon House Series Novellas , #8
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 113,748
File size: 463 KB

About the Author

USA Today Bestseller Deb Marlowe adores History, England and Men in Boots. Clearly she was destined to write Regency Historical Romance.

A Golden Heart Award winner and Rita nominee, Deb grew up in Pennsylvania with her nose in a book. Luckily, she'd read enough romances to recognize the true modern hero she met at a college Halloween party--even though he wore a tuxedo t-shirt instead of breeches and boots. They married, settled in North Carolina and produced two handsome, intelligent and genuinely amusing boys. Though she spends much of her time with her nose in her laptop, for the sake of her family she does occasionally abandon her inner world for the domestic adventure of laundry, dinner and carpool. Despite her sacrifice, not one of the men in her family is yet willing to don breeches or tall boots. She's working on it.

Deb is a Director of the Raleigh/Durham satellite of Lady Jane's Salon.

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Lady, It's Cold Outside 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
A cute addition to the Half Moon House series. This was a quick read and very enjoyable. I liked Glenna and Ellsworth together as well as little Dowd who joined them on their adventure. If you are looking for an enjoyable, quick read, then this is the book for you!
gypsyluna More than 1 year ago
A cute Christmas story! Glenna Bolton is struggling since her grandfather passed away. Called to visit the Duke of Danby, Glenna is unsure of what to expect, nor is she up for spending the holidays with a stranger. Alexander Murray, Baron Ellesworth, is also not looking forward to the holiday season or his life at the moment. He too finds himself on the way to the Duke's estate. Coincidence? An unexpected event during travel leads Glenna to find not just one friend, but two. Three people find themselves together by Fate. Is it possible to find Christmas cheer even when life seems out of sorts? The only problem with this story is that it's too short! :)
JulieD2 More than 1 year ago
A very sweet Christmas novella. Glenna Bolton and Alex, Baron Ellesworth meet while traveling to visit Lord Danby, Glenna, who runs a bookshop, by invite and Alex to sell a valuable book until they are caught in a flood and can travel no more and they quickly fall in love. Their travels progress with a young boy who was traveling with them and has been abandoned by his nanny, he's a comic relief in the story and a wonderful character. The romance is a little rushed but still very nice and the characters were still both well written even though novellas don't always have time to develop them. A great, fast, read.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
This is a cute Christmas tale of two souls on the verge of despair and a very uncertain future. Ellesworth and Glenna meet on the road when a flood washes out a bridge. They have to turn their carriages back to an Inn for the night. There's an instant attraction but Ellsworth knows a lady when he sees one and with his uncertain future he's not worthy. Glenna sees a honorable man and a future if only Ellesworth can see his worth.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Glenna is all alone now and has been summoned to her great-uncle's for Christmas. On the way she meets Alex and Dowd. They are thrown together and she knows that Alex is the one for her, but will he realize it. Alex knows that Glenna is so far above him. He is just an impoverished Baron with a little estate. When they finally tell their secrets, they know they are right for each other. But, can they convince the Duke of Danby so they can be married?
Jandmterry More than 1 year ago
This was a really sweet Christmas novella. It has a great theme to it and I was able to read it in one sitting. Glenna has had to close her grandfather's bookshop after his death. She is headed to her great uncle the Duke of Danby's home for Christmas. She has been summoned and hopes she will be able to stay on at his home after the holidays. Alexander Murray, Baron Ellesworth is in dire need of funds to keep his estate running. He is also headed to the Duke of Danby's home. He hopes to sell some books to him and have enough money to make it. Each of them is following and making wishes on a bright star in the sky. They will soon cross paths due to a flooded bridge and meet up with a orphan boy. You will leave this story feeling some Christmas cheer and enjoying the ride. I received a copy of this book to read and review.
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
I have never read Deb Marlowe before, but this novella was a sweet surprise. It was strange reading a Christmas themed book in the middle of July, but it was enjoyable. Glenna Bolton just lost her grandfather and their bookstore right before Christmas. Now she is traveling to the Duke of Danby's house....a distant cousin....and a new place to live. While on her travels, they come to a place where the bridge is washed out and everyone must spend the night at the local inn. Glenna meets a young boy named Dowd and takes him under her wing and the two of them try to bring Christmas cheer to everyone at the inn. Glenna also meets a handsome soldier, Alex Ellesworth, who has just become a Baron, but the estate he inherited is in bad condition. After some mishaps at the inn, Glenna, Alex and Dowd end up traveling together to get to the Duke's house. Overall this was a sweet story with a fun Christmas theme. I liked the characters and how they were both proud people.
zsoccerbrat More than 1 year ago
Glenna Bolton is left without much besides her grandfather's book upon his death and so accepts the invitation from a distant relative to stay for Christmas. Along the way, she meets Baron Ellesworth and a young boy they must save from kidnappers. Much is learned about the other as they must stay together and they find themselves falling in love with the other. This was a really cute, Christmas novella I would not mind reading again. I think any Romance lover will enjoy this story and the relationship between the two main characters.
-Cail- More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy Christmas novellas, Deb Marlowe's Lady, It's Cold Outside is a great addition to your library. Alex, Baron Ellesworth, and Glenna Bolton meet while traveling in a flood and quickly fall for each other. Comic relief is provided by a young boy they meet while stranded in a town. While the romance feels a bit rushed, (a trait I find most novellas share,) Alex and Glenna are both likable and believable and you find yourself rooting for the pair to get together.
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
A very short, sweet, and innocent read. The couple was cute, fell in love in two days, and were engaged within a week of meeting each other, I think. This one had the curse of the novella, too short and too rushed. This is the first book by this author I have read and it makes me wonder if all of her romances are this innocent. The couple kissed but nothing else. He was an honorable and handsome man, a well-written male lead character and I liked him. She was an outspoken, jump-in-with-both-feet-and-speak-her-mind kind of woman. She knew what she wanted and went for it. There was action in the sense of dealing with a boy almost being kidnapped and Baron Ellesworth riding to the rescue. There was Glenna's uncle who believed Baron Ellesworth was too impoverished to deserve her hand in marriage and told him to stand aside and "do right by the girl". But love wins in the end, aided of course with an outspoken and independent grandmother wanting to stand up for the man who saved her grandson, and for the woman who took her grandson in when he was stranded at their inn on their way to Danby. Cute read, but I needed more passion. Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review.