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A Holiday by Gaslight

A Victorian Christmas Novella
Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)
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"A graceful love story...and an authentic presentation of the 1860s that reads with the simplicity and visual gusto of a period movie." (Readers' Favorite)

A courtship of convenience.

Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He's grim and silent. A man of little emotion - or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she's ready to put an end to things.

A last chance for love.

But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn't as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there's Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What's a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time, there'll be no false formality. This time, they'll get to know each other for who they really are.

©2018 Mimi Matthews (P)2018 Mimi Matthews

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  • D
  • 02-08-19

A Beguiling Love Story!

I was thoroughly delighted by this charming story, even though I felt it was too short. I have been searching for another author, who could write luscious tales of a time past, without cramming it full of debauchery and lewdness. I am especially fond of the vocal artistry of Mr. Alex Wyndham having listened to him on at least ten other audiobooks. It was his voice that first drew me to this book, yet the author's writing is worthy on its own merit. I hope Ms. Matthews continues to utilize the talents of Mr. Wyndham, because it enhances the enjoyment of her book ten-fold. I hate to say this, but her previous narrator (I have two of those audio books also) is not as pleasing, nor has the depth of range, that Mr. Wyndham exhibits. Thanks for a lovely read.

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  • michelle
  • 12-31-18

Great little holiday listen

Enjoyed this book so much listened in one sitting!.
Alex Wyndham is such a joy to listen to and brings the characters to life like no one else.
Would happily listen to it again.