Friday, December 16, 2016

Review - A Christmas Wedding by Lindsay Downs

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of --
A Christmas Wedding (The Rogues and Rakehells Mystery Book 6) by Lindsay Downs

Overall star rating --- 5

About the book:
Soon after being introduced to Lady Ida, Lord Warren learns that someone is apparently stalking her. The purpose at first is unclear.
With Ida and her parents attending the Duchess of Fenwick annual Christmas Eve ball Warren decides he must be present to continue courting the young lady, who he is falling in love with.
When events in London become too dangerous for Ida it is recommended they, with other former rakehells and wives, retire to the Fenwick estate.
Hostilities break out between Warren and his older brother, Nash, Marquis of Renfield which is settled on the field of honor too much laughter by some.
When Mr. Godfrey, the threat to Ida and Warren’s happiness, is seen in the village take extra care in protecting Ida.
Two bodies are found. Finally, the villain is found and brought to justice allowing Ida and Warren to marry as they wish.

Book creation ratings --
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
** The scale runs from 1-7 trees, and rates Christmassyness. **

The review --
Mystery and romance. I just love, love, love this book. In spite of himself, Warren finds himself watching over Ida, protecting her from a cad. The characters are delightful, the writing is a pleasure to read, and it's everything you could want in a historical romance. It's a delicious mix of romance, with a bit of mystery thrown in. And our hero Warren, is every bit the hero that you could want. This book is a stunningly good example of historical romance and I enjoyed it so much.

Yes, I thoroughly recommend this book. If you like historical romance, then you will want to read this book. Yes, it's that good.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- Historical romance
Age recommendations -- 17 and up
Sex content rating -- very mild, just kissing
Violence rating -- mild

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