About the Book
Mistletoe is beautiful and dangerous, much like the woman from Lord Frederick’s Percy’s past, so when he turns over a new leaf and arranges to marry for his estate, instead of his heart, he never expects the wrong bride to be the right choice. Gracelynn Ferguson never expected to take her elder sister’s place as a Christmas bride, but when she’s thrust into the choice, she will trust in her faithful novels and overactive imagination to help her not only win Frederick’s heart but also to solve the murder mystery of Havensbrook Hall before the ghosts from Frederick’s past ruin her fairytale future.
In My Opinion
Warning: Book gush ahead!
From the cover to the final page, The Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham had me alternately smiling and giggling to swooning to sighing.
Let’s start with Grace and Frederick. These two light up the page whenever they are together. Their bantering conversations are both amusing and challenging. Grace leans toward young and naïve, but you can’t help but be drawn in by her kindness, joy and passion (especially her passion for books). Frederick is more sedate and staid (he is English, after all).
And then there’s the castle in Virginia to the manor house in England. Readers uncover their treasures right along with Grace, whose cheer and exuberance changes the atmosphere of Frederick’s home in the best sort of way.
Add a mystery to this marriage of convenience story and mix in a little Christmas, and The Mistletoe Countess is sure to become an annual holiday favorite. I’ve already got it in line for a re-read before December 25 this year!
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