Title: A Birmingham Family Christmas Brazen Brides, Book 4.5
Author: Cheryl Bolen
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency, Short Read
Story Setting: London, England
Published by: Harper & Appleton
Published Date: October 30, 2017
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
When spinster Annabelle Lippencott is invited by her cousin, Emma Birmingham, to spend Christmas with the extended Birmingham Family, little does she expect to find Spencer Woodruff, the man who broke her heart eleven years earlier.
My Thoughts: Cozy up near a fire for an evening of fun reading with A Birmingham Family Christmas. A dislike between past lovers who have lived a spoken lie for eleven years, fueled by years of hurt and anger, written with the usual style Bolen displays, make this a lively, sometimes quite funny read.
Both have grown into well-respected people. Both know not to trust the opposite sex. Hence, neither have married. Annabelle and Spencer join a three-day Christmas party. They are brought together in happenstance fashion. Annabelle is cousin to her happily married friend, Emma Birmingham. She’s invited to spend the Christmas holiday with her cousin because her father recently passed away. Adam Birmingham, Spencer’s employer, takes pity on Spencer whose family is not in town, invites him to spend the holidays. The fun begins!
The only people who know their past connection are Spencer, Annabelle, and Annabelle’s French maid, Marie. Sparks fly, both are extremely rude to the other. Emma and Adam haven’t a clue what is going on. Emma had been hoping to do a little match-making. She, instead, adds fuel to the simmering battle!
A comical character much enjoyed is the little French maid with her inability to grab the correct word while expressing herself, embarrasingly so. She’ll keep you laughing.
I enjoyed my evening. It provided Christmas spirit, enhanced by Christmas tradition. You may just find yourself taking a fan to your face after experiencing what Spencer does when he catches Annabelle under the mistletoe! An evening with a smile awaits you!