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Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Saturday, September 22, 2012

2nd Annua Historical Romance Event! ARC Review: `Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries

'Twas the Night after Christmas (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #6) 'Twas the Night after Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries

Pierce Waverly, the Earl of Devonmont, has been estranged from his mother for most of his life. When his mother’s new companion, Mrs. Camilla Stuart, writes to tell him that his mother is seriously ill, he goes home. But when he learns that the lovely widow tricked him in order to effect a holiday reconciliation, he refuses to stay—unless she meets his “terms.” Somewhere between trying to seduce the beautiful Camilla and struggling with the cruel memories of his childhood Christmases, Pierce discovers that not only does forgiveness go two ways, but that love can blossom even in the coldest of winters.

What an enchanting Christmas story! I can't say enough good things about this novel. Sabrina Jeffries is one of my favorite historical romance authors and stories like this one, is the reason why.
She writes a world of characters that we get attached to and cheer on for their happiness. Each novel brings the family together and even through incredibly hard times, they come through in the end.

Pierce was also a fun player in a previous novel from this series, "To Wed a Wild Lord" Where he fake courts his cousin Virginia to test Gabriel's interest and feelings for Virginia. Pierce has come a long way from that hellion. *grins*

I feel that the more hurt and broke the characters seem, the better they live and love in the end. And if anyone was hurt and broke, it was Pierce. I felt his pain while reading along with him. I wanted him to be happy and find the truth so bad.

I also loved Camilla. She's a strong willed, smart, caring woman, who will do anything for the ones she loves. She was the perfect woman and character for this novel. They connected like magnets, even if it seemed a bit touch and go at first. I was very pleased with this match!

Pierce is a new favorite of mine. I think I'll be pinning for his character for a while..

Another thing I loved about this novel was the setting. It was cozy and welcoming. I felt as if I was sitting by the fire on a winter night along side them. A perfect Holiday read. 

I you haven't read this series yet, you must! It's a fantastic experience that'll have you laughing, crying and cheering them on. It's one for the shelves!

My rating: 

Frigging Amazing! Why did it have to end?!

Sabrina will be stopping by on the 27th! Don't forget to check back then, if not before! :) 

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Barbara E. said...

I haven't read this series yet, but now I'm convinced I need to start.

LJ Peters said...

All of Sabrina's books are so amazing! I can't wait to read this one.

Tiffany K said...

I just love the blurb from this book. I feel bad for Pierce , but at the same time am happy for him. After reading this review you have me very excited for this book.

Melody May said...

I can't wait for this book. I'm excited to see how it all pans out for Pierce.

dstoutholcomb said...

love Sabrina's books!

Laura said...

I can't wait for this book ! Great series!!

Christy P said...

Can't wait to read Pierce's book and glad characters from the Halstead Hall series make an appearance.

Jana Ferguson said...

I love all Christmas stories. I hope to read this one before the holidays for a mini vacation!

Brenda Rumsey said...

I so want to read this. Thanks for the chance to win one early. I'm crocheting Christmas presents and need the feel in the spirit. LOL

Emilie said...

This looks great -- Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the review :)

AuburnGirl said...

So excited for this book!!

Sabrina Jeffries said...

Sorry, folks, but this is the wrong link. To be entered, you need to go fill out the form on

And I'm so glad y'all are excited about the book!

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