A Marquess for Christmas

Scandalous Seasons, Book 5
Narrated by: Tim Campbell
Series: Scandalous Seasons, Book 5
Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (332 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lady Patrina Tidemore gave up on the ridiculous notion of true love after having her heart shattered and her trust destroyed by a black-hearted cad. Used as a pawn in a game of revenge against her brother, Patrina returns to London from a failed elopement with a tattered reputation and little hope for a respectable match. The only peace she finds is in her solitude on the cold winter days at Hyde Park. And even that is yanked from her by two little hellions who just happen to have a devastatingly handsome, but coldly aloof father, the Marquess of Beaufort. Something about the lord stirs the dreams she'd once carried for an honorable gentleman's love.

Weston Aldridge, the Fourth Marquess of Beaufort was deceived and betrayed by his late wife. In her faithlessness, he's come to view women as self-serving, indulgent creatures. Except, after a series of chance encounters with Patrina, he comes to appreciate how uniquely different she is than all women he's ever known.

At the Christmastide season, a time of hope and new beginnings, Patrina and Weston, unexpectedly learn true love in one another. However, as Patrina's scandalous past threatens their future and the happiness of his children, they are both left to determine if love is enough.

©2014 Christi Caldwell (P)2015 Christi Caldwell

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An Absolute Delight

Oh, I absolutely loved this story. It even made me tear up. The main characters were just a delight, the children were precious, Patrina's family were great, and well... *that woman* was definitely the only person I didn't like and I don't feel bad about it either. She was clearly only concerned with herself. Otherwise, I guess my only issue is that I wish we would've got some more of Patrina with Weston's son. As for the performance the narrator did an amazing job especially with the distinctive voices for each character.

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Love This Marquess Always

I can't believe I didn't review this before. I love this book esp the audible version. It's my go to book to listen to when I want something to make me smile, laugh, sigh, & fall in love. You will love this book & audio. Tim Campbell is amazing and Christi Caldwell is my favorite author.

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A great addition to the series

Even though this looks like a Christmas story, it isn’t. It’s a very good addition to the series that just happens to take place a Christmas.

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Cute little story with some hilarious characters!

Sweet short novella and love the HEA for Patrina & Weston but it was Smith - the deaf Butler, Charlotte and the ever tenacious Poppy with her penchant for the dramatic that had me cracking up!!! LOL! They were most definitely my favorites! And who brings these characters to life? The ever brilliant Tim Campbell!!! No huge drama in this short story which was nice. Patrina was honest with the Marquess straight away about her "scandal" not wanting him to hear it from anyone else but there has to be a loathsome creature trying to thwart their happiness of course and, in this case, it was Weston's sister. Finally, as another reviewer pointed out, it would have been nice to see a bit more development in the relationship between Patrina & Daniel but overall it was a cute story.

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just plain fun

W hat a nice HEA story! Nothing to complicated and no deep conspiracies to keep the two apart for too long. This is the perfect beach reading section. The plot, while simple, was satisfying enough. I think this is because it was so easy to love the heroine 's character.

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Cute story

I liked this simple story. No big drama, just two wounded people finding each other. Nice Christmas story...although Christmas was a very minor player. I recommend.

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Too slow and repetitive

I don't mind a slow book as long as the details are interesting. Unfortunately, the author repeated the same points too many times. I, however, very much appreciated that the author has a good vocabulary and the book was well written.

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Really 2 1/2 star read and 3 star narration..

I’ve read CC’s book My Lady of Deception and gave it 3 stars, and I’ve read For Love of the Duke and gave it 4. This one is somewhere in-between. It was a little better than OK for me.

First of all Weston was described as handsome, then several times as beautiful, while she was said described as having a “diminutive frame and nondescript plainness.” Really? Another story where the author expects readers to believe that a beautiful marquess is going to fall for some plain, nondescript female? Beautiful hero, plain girl. Beautiful hero, plump girl, beautiful hero, unattractive girl. That’s not going to happen. If the girl in plain, plump or unattractive then make the hero that way to, at least that would be believable.

Anyway, it would take a lot for me to read CC again, because I wouldn’t know what to expect.

Also, this was soooo dramatic. So much crap about her elopement and how it ruined her reputation, about how she would never be asked for her hand because of it and how she could never marry the marquess because it would ruin his children’s chances of ever making a good match. Good grief, Charlotte was only 7. Like anyone would remember anything about Patrina’s reputation when Charlotte grew up and was ready to marry.

Anyway, there was no sex or swearing in this book but there was desire.

As to the narration: Tim Campbell did an all right job. His male and female voices were great but he didn’t read with any emotion at all. He never laughed, yelled, whispered, nothing. It was kind of a shame. If he’d have added emotions to his reading this would have been 5 stars for him.

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Waaaay too fast to move the story along

The story was even worse than the last book in the series. The love builds literally in 8 days for both. Absolutely ridiculous to listen to the hero and heroine's thoughts about the other person and how they "felt" when they barely knew each other. Would have been much better to have made the marriage one of convenience and then built the love after marriage rather than the love admitted to so quickly without basis to make it acceptable. I found it a complete waist of time. Nothing to recommend this book. It was filled with page fillers. Don't waist your money or credit.

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nice story in true regency romance fashion!

loved this. I recommend this story to anyone who likes regency romance. it was fun reading.

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  • 06-10-19

brilliant

great story and characters. good quality narrating. believable and romantic for historical fiction.. a good choice