GIFTS GONE ASTRAY by Linda Banche

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR SOME HOLIDAY ROMANCE!

BLURB:

A gift is a wonderful surprise. Or maybe not. At the Earl of Langley’s family gathering, everyone receives a gift, including the servants. Tutor Stephen Fairfax expects a small token, but the present from family member Mrs. Anne Copley, the widow who has caught his eye, is a dream come true. Until he opens it. What a gift! How did that demure lady acquire such a book? And she wants to “study” the positions in it with him? If he accepts her offer, tempting as it is, he could lose his job. Anne has no idea why Mr. Fairfax is in such a flutter. Her present is a simple book of illustrations. The subject interests them both, and she would like nothing better than to examine the book—and Mr. Fairfax—more closely.

RHL CLASSIFICATIONS:

Regency Romantic Comedy

Novella

Heat Level: 1

Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars

REVIEW BY EMERY

While looking for a light and diverting read, I downloaded this Regency novella  and found it a sweet, funny and charming story. The hero and heroine of this story are with equally engaging characters. Stephen is fascinated by bridges and bridge building but due to financial straits is compelled to accept a position as a tutor to an odious boy.

Anne, a widow, is the poor relation living in genteel poverty. The attraction beteen them is mutual and undeniable, but their respective circumstances prevent them from acting on their secret desires…until an unusual situation sets the stage for a romantic interlude.

Gifts Gone Astray is an entertaining romantic comedy of errors that I highly recommend for those who, like me, need  the indulgent pleasure of a good Regency romp every now and then.

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