Review of THE CHRISTMAS KNOT by Barbara Monajem, an e-novella, part of a boxed set CAPTIVATED BY HIS KISS

CAPTIVATED BY HIS KISS is now only $.99 at Amazon. Barbara Monajem’s story is worth far more than that amount. There are six others novellas from great Regency writers! I wouldn’t hesitate to read any of these author’s stories.

Captivated by His Kiss 3-D cover on transparentTitle: CAPTIVATED BY HIS KISS, a boxed set of seven e-novellas by seven well-known Regency romance authors
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency
Published Date: January 12, 2015
Pages: 596
Sold By: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Synopsis of each of the seven stories:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Cheryl Bolen and USA Today Bestselling Author Bronwen Evans are joined by Barbara Monajem, Collette Cameron, Wendy Vella, Heather Boyd, and Lauren Smith in this exciting collection of regency romances. Be CAPTIVATED BY HIS KISS in these seven emotional stories of second chances, scandalous wagers, and the quest for true love. Lose yourself again and again in beautifully written romance.

His Lordship’s Vow by Cheryl Bolen – The exceedingly plain spinster, Miss Jane Featherstone, helps the earl she loves woo an heiress in order to honor the deathbed vow Lord Slade to his father.

To Wager the Marquis of Wolverstone by Bronwen Evans – Marcus Danvers, the Marquis of Wolverstone, is renowned for his cynical demeanor. It’s rumored that long ago, a beautiful woman broke his heart. Now he lives life for pleasure. That is, until the beautiful, as she is deceitful, Contessa Orsini re-enters his life with a wager he cannot resist.

The Christmas Knot by Barbara Monajem – Widowed and destitute, Edwina White takes a job as a governess in a haunted house, and if that’s not trouble enough, her new employer is the one man she’d hoped never to meet again.

Bride of Falcon by Collette Cameron – Faced with spinsterhood, Ivonne Wimpleton takes fate into her own hands, determined to win the heart of her wholly unacceptable childhood love . . . scandal be damned.

Christmas Wishes by Wendy Vella – Desperation makes strange bedfellows, and when the only person left to turn to is a dissolute Rake, Miss Hero Appleby realizes she is about to forsake more than her reputation.

Miss Watson’s First Scandal by Heather Boyd – Overworked London banker David Hawke had two goals for his week in the seaside town of Brighton: one, recover a debt from a friend and two, relax for his remaining holiday. Marriage wasn’t part of the plan…until the girl next door barges in and turns his life upside down.

The Duelist’s Seduction by Lauren Smith – Helen Banks, disguised as her twin brother, fights a duel against Gareth Fairfax but he has other ideas in mind of how to have Helen repay her debt starting with a sinful kiss and a wicked embrace…


Review of The Christmas Knot by Barbara Monajem

I am never disappointed when I read one of Barbara Monajem’s stories. I love how she gets right into the story and action from the first sentence:

Wanted: respectable, fearless widow to serve as governess to two children in remote Lancashire location. Spartan conditions, haunted house, fair pay. Inquire at the Duck’s Head, Rawden.

This tells me right away that the poster of the solicitation is either a peculiar person and doesn’t even have a post or he/she only wants a governess understand the reality of the position. It also tells the reader that some delicious paranormal happenings will be part of this story!

Who would be crazy enough or desperate enough to apply for such post? Edwina apparently was. So desperate that even when her new employer was someone she’d rather forget, having known him some 12 years back, she didn’t back down. Edwina was made of sterner stuff and as we find, a whole lot more.

Haunted? Ghosts? How ridiculous a thought, but Edwina, Sir Richard, little John and Lizzie eventually truly believed. Of that the ghost was thankful, for if she were to move this story beyond the first page she had to get them to believe and time was running short. Doesn’t this just capture your imagination?

Barbara Monajem enjoys weaving the paranormal into her writing as I love reading it. I’ve enjoyed many of her books and novellas where she adds this spicy ingredient making a Regency Romance more and a memorable read.


About eileendandashi

I am a lover of books, both reading and writing. 2018 marks the beginning of my own journey from writer to published author. This blog will showcase various authors' thoughts on the elements of novel crafting, and my attempts to find my voice in writing. While journaling this journey, I hope to encourage others to follow their dreams. Book reviews continue as I have the last four years, only making time for my new pursuits.
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7 Responses to Review of THE CHRISTMAS KNOT by Barbara Monajem, an e-novella, part of a boxed set CAPTIVATED BY HIS KISS

  1. Barbara Monajem says:

    Thanks for the lovely review, Eileen. I’m so glad you enjoyed The Christmas Knot. 🙂


  2. I want to read this! Thanks for the review!


  3. You’re welcome!


  4. I did enjoy it very much. I’d love to see you writing a longer piece of fiction, again. It appears that I have trouble spelling CAPTIVATED 🙂 I updated the post!


  5. vvaught512 says:

    I just downloaded this the other day and look forward to reading it.


  6. Reblogged this on silvatrend8553 and commented:
    I have this in my TBR files.


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