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A Kiss at Christmastide

By: Christina McKnight
Narrated by: Anne Marie Damman
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Lady Pippa Godfrey has suffered the most ruinous London Season. She escapes to her Somerset estate for a quiet Christmastide holiday with her family, away from society's prying eyes. But before her parents can join her, a storm crashes down on Somerset to destroy any hope of Pippa's white Christmas dream. The roads have flooded and travel is impossible, leaving her stranded and alone. But a muddied, angry, and devilishly handsome lord appears at her door demanding shelter.

Lucas Hartfeld, the Earl of Maddox, has been summoned by his parents, the Marquis and Marchioness of Bowmont, to attend a holiday party in the wilds of the country, far from his London townhouse. He suspects they command his attendance for far different reasons than a simple country party. When a storm strands his carriage, he's forced to seek shelter at the only home for miles around, a local manor called Helton House.

When Lady Pippa is reluctant to admit him, he does what he's been raised to do - demand she provide him and his servants with shelter until the storm passes. But the beautiful woman draws his interest far more than he's willing to admit. Can Lucas find a way out of the predicament his parents are planning?

As Lady Pippa scrutinizes another arrogant, demanding lord, she is bombarded with memories of betrayals in her past. Can she forget those difficult life lessons to claim a Christmastide kiss from a perfect stranger?

©2016 Christina McKnight (P)2016 Christina McKnight

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Awful narrator, terrible story.

Would you try another book from Christina McKnight and/or Anne Marie Damman?

No.

Has A Kiss at Christmastide turned you off from other books in this genre?

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This book is poorly written and entirely unbelievable. The hero's backstory feels forced upon the reader and he goes from being a rake and a rogue to a wounded hero character. Lady Pippa is so unreal it became funny to me. She is childish and churlish, then a prim lady of good virtue then willing to throw it down on the hero. The author is incapable of making the main characters act in a consistent manner. This book is all over the road. There are no explicit sex scenes in this book, just some kissing.

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