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Snowy Night with a Stranger (Anthology 3-in-1)

by Jane Feather (Contributor)

Other authors: Sabrina Jeffries (Contributor), Julia London (Contributor)

Series: School for Heiresses ("When Sparks Fly", 4.5)

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The first story, A Holiday Gamble, was ok. It didn't really pull me in and I found myself rushing through it. I probably won't be reading more by Jane Feather unless the premise of one of her books strikes me. (2 stars)

The second story, When Sparks Fly by Sabrina Jeffries, was excellent. I am a big fan of the plain/spinster heroine and all the ensuing angst and insecurity. Perhaps it is because I can identify with the worry, and vicariously revel in having someone insist upon (in this case Ellie's) beauty and allure. Martin was another of my favorite tropes, tortured and withdrawn and lacking in social graces. I definitely enjoyed their romance and am off to the library to find more of the School for Heiresses series. (4.5 stars)

The last story, Snowy Night with a Highlander by Julia London also played to my tastes, with the heroine being hurt and insecure by a past insult of her looks by the leading man. The hero is scarred, which is another of my favorite themes. Their romance is sweet and was entertaining to read. (4.5 stars) ( )
  PNRList | Aug 15, 2018 |
Snowy Night With a Stranger (anthology w/Jane Feather, Sabrina Jeffries, Julia London)

A Holiday Gamble by Jane Feather
After his brother's death, Ned Vasey must return to his home in Northumberland from India, where he has earned his personal fortune after being exiled by his family. Since he is now the heir to the title (Viscount Allenton), he is now responsible for taking over his family home and doing what he must to restore its success after his brother's incompetent handling. Along the way, his carriage is caught in a snowstorm and he is accosted by highwaymen. He must rely on the hospitality of a neighbor, a known reiver and unethical businessman, Roger Selby, who is currently entertaining several friends over the holidays, as well as his ward and cousin, Lady Georgiana Carey. Georgiana slowly reveals herself to him as being a cheater of cards, skilled at sleight of hand and being a pickpocket when necessary. She is charming and much more intelligent than she allows the others to see. She has an ulterior motive which Ned tries to figure out and then help her with.

When Sparks Fly by Sabrina Jeffries
Elinor "Ellie" Bancroft has had enough of society life and has decided to become a spinster. She's tired of only getting interest from gentlemen who are only interested in her fortune. She is traveling with her aunt and cousins when their carriage is involved in an accident in the snow and they are rescued and taken in by a grouchy figure, Martin Thorncliff. He has developed a bad reputation due to an explosion in his family's coal mine wherein his brother was killed. Now he devotes his life to developing a "safe fuse" so future accidents will be less likely to occur. He starts off snappish and scary to everyone but as more is learned about his past, it becomes understandable. After exposure to Ellie and the children, he loosens up.

Snowy Night With a Highlander by Julia London
Lady Fiona Haines is ushered away from London back to Scotland to warn her reckless brother to go into hiding before being charged with treason for a reputed dalliance with the Princess of Wales. She unwillingly but necessarily enlists the help of a former acquaintance, Lord Blackwood, Duncan Buchanan, to bring her safely to Scotland. She remembers him as arrogant and irresponsible and sometimes even cruel. She hasn't seen him in years and doesn't know about a devastating house fire he lived through after failing to rescue a friend. Through his secretary, she makes her request and is given assistance by one of the laird's "tenants" not knowing it is actually Blackwood in disguise, hiding his burn scars and identity from her. After Fiona's ladies maid and traveling companion abandons her, she is forced to travel the rest of the way alone with Blackwood, wherein a friendship forms. Once they arrive, they have to sort out the mess of his true identity, his rudeness to her in the past, etc. ( )
  AddictedToMorphemes | Jul 19, 2015 |
Three well developed historicals. Each story was only about 130 pages long but they all told wonderful stories that made you care about their characters. Great holiday read. ( )
  jkgrage | Nov 24, 2014 |
An enjoyable, light trilogy. ( )
  snugasa | Mar 4, 2010 |
3 very readable regency novellas, however I found their classic regency flavor somewhat marred by the excellently written but fairly inappropriate (in a classic regency format sort of way) aforementioned steamy sex scenes - perhaps it was just the juxtaposition of the 3 stories and my just having finished a few Heyer re-reads. Surely I can't be past the point of enjoying a bit of well-written steam? ( )
  moekane | Jan 6, 2009 |
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A Holiday Gamble by Jane Feather
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Snowy Night with a Highlander by Julia London
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In a trio of holiday romance tales set in Regency England and Scotland, a debutante falls for a mysterious driver, a spinster finds refuge at the home of a curmudgeonly aristocrat, and a lord meets a young lady trying to escape from home.

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