Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrows, 2011
Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrows is a wonderful confection of holiday treats, with an abandoned infant, incognito nobility, ducal mansions, a lively cast of royal family members, and the sizzling beauty of reckless, blind and abandoned love for a special star crossed couple.
The magic begins in a crowded London hotel lobby, with snow blizzard delaying holiday departures of hotel guests, and the incessant howling of an infant boy. Lady Sophie is holding the baby, Kit, and the incognito Lord Sindal, as the unflappable hero-type, rescues Sophie and the colicky boy with the deft assurance of a man familiar with babies in his family household.
Lady Sophie’s original plan is to travel to her empty ducal estate, for “a Christmas of her own”. However her plans change with needs of sister’s out-of-wedlock baby, and the chivalry of a handsome stranger named Vim Charpentier. Vim blindly and unknowingly falls in love with Sophie instantly, and he insists on helping her to settle with the baby at her snowy destination. For Vim after looking into Sophie’s deep green eyes, his good judgment will be clouded throughout their resulting snow-bound charades and escapades, resulting in many necessary Regency contrivances and postures throughout. But all becomes great fun, especially when Sophie’s family comes to rescue her. Sophie and Vim pledge in marriage at Christmas Eve festivities and all lineages are there to cheer and gift their love match. Even as Vim and Sophie will adopt Kit, Sophie’s revealing a child of her own on the way is her last special secret, only adds to the final rollicking conclusion. Sophie’s Christmas wish now is turned bigger and brighter than any Christmas imagined on her own.
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