Miranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin's house, she makes plans to escape a life of drudgery and disdain from her own family members.
Naval Captain Gerard Foremont is having difficulty adjusting to life back on land, frustrated that his career has been cut short by his severely injured knee. Guilt haunts him as he sees the strain his long convalescence has had upon his parents. As they spend Christmastide with the Belmoores, he wants to help fulfill his mother's wish to have her orphaned niece come to stay with them.
However, an enemy has infiltrated the family party, bent on revenge and determined that Twelfth Night will end in someone's death ...
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This book was great. I really liked the characters. I could really relate to Gerard and Miranda. They both struggled with feeling alone despite being around people. They both struggled with feelings of inadequacy. Gerard felt inadequate because of his leg and Miranda felt that way because the people who were supposed to love her treated her badly. It was sad. I could totally relate. I laughed, I cried, and I couldn't help but cheer for them as they learned to trust and overcome those bad self-images and trust God to help them. It was a great story-- adventure, romance, a bit of mystery.
"Somehow, his touch made her feel more substantial than she usually did in this household. He knew her, he saw her, where everyone else tried to forget her." The significance of being seen and known comes alive in The Spinster's Christmas by author Camille Elliot. Now, as sweet as its fitting cover is, don't think this novel is all sweetness and holly and heart-flutters and nothing more. Miranda Belmoore and Captain Gerard Foremont are in for a Christmastide unlike anything they expected, and what could easily have been a nice but flimsy Regency tale is instead a rather gritty and passionate holiday story of danger and longing, with dashes of humor and irresistible grace. The suspense comes on gradually, and the romance develops with a gentle yet intense quality that--well, romance enthusiast that I am, I'm not exactly the biggest "swooner" around, but I may have been surprised into a swoon this time. I appreciate a romance with some layering and substance to the chemistry, even a measure of unpredictability, and I found that here. And then, well, "She had to believe. *Thou God seest me.*" It's an inspiring theme that ties in beautifully. Regency, suspense, and romance fans alike would do well to partake of this story, at "Christmastide" or any season of the year.
You meet Miranda Belmoore on the opening pages of Camille Elliot's latest Christmas novella, The Spinster's Christmas. Your heart immediately goes out to Miranda as you see the humiliation she must endure as she is the penniless cousin who must rely on the benevolence of her family to survive. As Christmastime has arrived, you soon meet some new figures who have come to join the celebration. Miranda is especially pleased to see the arrival of Gerard Foremont, the man she lost her heart to years ago! As you watch Miranda and Gerald become reacquainted, the scene suddenly becomes complicated when danger seems to arrived on the scene as well! Due to the injuries he acquired during his time in the navy, Gerald is slowed down by the cane he must use to move around. Unfortunately, this causes Gerald to be limited in his attempts to protect Miranda from this danger! Will Miranda and Gerald be able to discover who is behind these recent attacks in time to prevent a terrible outcome? This is a fun mystery to follow to the conclusion! Enjoy the ride! http://penlessreview.blogspot.com/