Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers
Book Review of --
A Dangerous Nativity by Caroline Warfield
Overall star rating --- 5
About the book:
The Earl of Chadbourn loves nothing better than to care for his fields, his flocks, and the people who earn their living from the land. Trapped by his brother-in-law’s death into responsibility for his traumatized nephew, grieving sister, and an estate gone to ruin, loneliness overwhelms him. The first-rate husbandry of a neighboring farm and the woman who runs it draw him like a moth to flame. With Christmas coming, can he repair the damaged estate and far more damaged family? Dare he hope for love in the bargain?
Catherine Wheatly is content to manage Songbird Cottage and care for her father and brothers. She has long since accepted that marriage and a home of her own are not in her future. She is content—until an interfering earl descends on Songbird determined to unearth their secrets and upend her world.
Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The Christmas Quotient --- 7
** How many Christmas trees a book gets tells how Christmassy it was. The scale runs from 1-7 trees. **
The review --
Let me start by saying how much I loved this book. The characters are great, I loved them all; and the mystery about the family is what makes the book. It had me wondering what it was all the way through until it is revealed. It's a great story with a great ending, with the underlying theme of reuniting a family. I loved all the characters so much, and her writing just brings the settings so much to life.
This was a particularly fun book to read, and I highly recommend it. Simply wonderful, and a great book.
Genre -- historical romance
Age recommendations -- 17 plus
Sex content rating -- next to none, kisses is all
Violence rating -- none
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