I have read several books by Jen Geigle Johnson and each of them have been equally lovely. Her stories are so engaging and her characters are so vivid–the reader really gets to know and understand the time period and how each person interacts within their circle of society. Certain protocol must be followed in order for individuals to not only have a happily ever after but also to maintain a reputable reputation among peers. Johnson’s newest book, Snow and Mistletoe, explores these very values; unfortunately, some of the people in this story have to learn hard lessons before they understand how to achieve the best paths in life.
Lady Theodosia thinks she knows what she wants out of life. However, her thoughts of a particular outcome do not seem to measure up with the dreams she had for herself. Her aspirations fall quite short, and she quickly realizes there is no one in her midst to rescue her. Even her family does not seem to understand how desperate she is to leave a certain situation behind–how will she ever endure what her fate might be?
Julian, who is one of Lady Theodosia’s closest friends, observes her problems from a distance. At first, things do not appear to be that difficult, but in time perhaps he will learn the truth. Sadly, he is dealing with his own issues, which are taking over his life and future. How many times will his family bail him out of trouble? And will Julian ever grow up enough in order to value his true position in society?
If you enjoy reading Regency stories, then you will love this book! I highly recommend checking it out–especially since this is the perfect Christmas read for this time of year. What books do you enjoy reading at Christmas time? Let me know in the comments below.
Happy reading and Merry Christmas!
About the Book
Lady Theodosia wants more than one season before she accepts a proposal. Mr. Easton will never ask. Except Julian must find a wife by Christmas or his brother Edmund will choose one for him. And Dosie finds she just might need that proposal after all, not only during her first season, but her first ball.
Can they make a marriage between them? A marriage of convenience?
Enjoy a romance full of regency wit and romantic quandaries reminiscent of Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer.
About the Author
An award winning author, including the GOLD in Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, Jen Geigle Johnson discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager. She once greeted an ancient turtle under the water by grabbing her fin. She knows all about the sound a water-ski makes on glassy water and how to fall down steep moguls with grace. During a study break date in college, she sat on top of a jeep’s roll bars up in the mountains and fell in love.
Now an award-winning author and mother of six, she loves to share bits of history that might otherwise be forgotten. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure. She is a member of the RWA, the SCBWI, and LDStorymakers. She is also the chair of the Lonestar.Ink writing conference.