Christmas in Duke Street

Christmas in Duke Street Christmas in London is a busy time at the little bookshop in Duke Street for love literature and shopping Four couples come and go and discover that happy ever after makes the perfect Christmas gif

  • Title: Christmas in Duke Street
  • Author: Grace Burrowes Shana Galen Miranda Neville Carolyn Jewel
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Christmas in London is a busy time at the little bookshop in Duke Street, for love, literature, and shopping Four couples come and go and discover that happy ever after makes the perfect Christmas gift The Rake Who Loved Christmas by Miranda Neville Sir Devlyn Stratton wants to save his brother from an unprincipled adventuress, especially when he meets Oriel Sinclair anChristmas in London is a busy time at the little bookshop in Duke Street, for love, literature, and shopping Four couples come and go and discover that happy ever after makes the perfect Christmas gift The Rake Who Loved Christmas by Miranda Neville Sir Devlyn Stratton wants to save his brother from an unprincipled adventuress, especially when he meets Oriel Sinclair and wants her for himself Oriel won t marry for convenience or become a rake s mistress But succumbing to Dev s seduction is all too tempting A Seduction in Winter by Carolyn Jewel He s an artist and a duke s heir She s sheltered and scarred Can he show her by Christmas that love can be theirs to share A Prince in Her Stocking by Shana Galen Lady Cassandra has always done as she s been told Meek and malleable, she s lived a life devoid of passion When she meets a handsome man rud to be an exiled prince, she sees one last chance at excitement Little does she know, too much excitement can be dangerous The Appeal of Christmas by Grace BurrowesThe best Christmas present is the one he didn t realize he desperately needed.A new anthology from the bestselling authors of Christmas in the Duke s Arms and Dancing in the Duke s Arms.

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    1. I've given this a B overall, and graded the individual stories in the review. My favourite is the Grace Burrowes. Yes. You're all shocked, I can tell!Christmas in Duke Street is the third anthology from four of the most popular authors of historical romance and, as with last year’s Christmas in the Duke’s Arms is a set of seasonal novellas that are loosely linked together, this time through the part played in each story by the unassuming Duke Street Bookshop. Otherwise known as On The Shelf, [...]

    2. All Ratings.• "The Rake Who Loved Christmas" by Miranda Neville — DNF• "A Seduction in Winter" by Carolyn Jewel — 5 stars• "A Prince in Her Stocking" by Shana Galen — 3 stars• "The Appeal of Christmas" by Grace Burrowes — 4 starsOverview. Overall, what a fantastic anthology! Usually they're always a mix of a few home runs (if you're lucky) and some real duds, but for the most part they were very enjoyable. I immediately started with the second story, which is by Carolyn Jewel, be [...]

    3. 1.5 starsI just couldn't get into any of these. No sexual tension, no angst, just no emotional connection for me. The heroines tended to do all the running, it was mostly second-chance or friends to lovers trope- not my thing.

    4. A solid 3 stars Enjoyable, but none of them had the 'wow' factor for me. Grace Burrowes story is my favourite, by a whisker

    5. 3.75 stars.A very enjoyable read from seasoned HR authors, all stories taking place in and around a tiny little book shop on Duke Street, nicknamed "On the Shelf" because most patrons are ladies of a certain age. In The Rake Who Loved Christmas by Miranda Neville, the hero just loved shopping for Christmas presents quite amusing. But when his younger brother appeared to have fallen into the hands of an adventuress, the proprietor of a print & etchings shop next door to the Duke Street Booksh [...]

    6. Christmas on Duke Street.m I started reading and had to put down to go read another as the interest was definitely not there. So last night I picked it up again and finished it today and still I did not get any excitement out of the stories that I've read. Did not satsify my HR heart2 stars on this read.

    7. Again this year, our favourite Regency authors reunite for a wonderful Christmas gift to us, readers. I have reviewed the books in the order in which they appear in the box set. It is a tad long, but aren’t those fabulous ladies worth it?Miranda Neville THE RAKE WHO LOVED CHRISTMASChristmas in unfashionable amongst the Ton, but Sir Devlyn Stratton loves it and it’s his secret to keep. While shopping for books, he comes across a woman who dazzles him: Oriel Sinclair. Oriel is a shopkeeper, a [...]

    8. I was provided an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.It would be difficult to gather four authors of this caliber in an anthology and not collect great stories to read. Christmas in Duke Street is a set of tales sure to please the most discerning of readers. Everyone meets on the common ground of the On the Shelf book shop lending continuity to the stories.Sir Devlyn Stratton has a secret he’d rather hide from the elite of the ton who perform most holiday dutie [...]

    9. Reviewed by RachelBook provided by the authors for reviewOriginally posted at Romancing the BookThe Rake Who Loved Christmas: I adored this story! Honestly, the title itself is hilarious and so true to Sir Devyln’s story. While shopping for Christmas he happens upon a young shop keeper who is working herself ragged to keep her fathers shop alive, she basically sells art and after a series of misunderstandings (where our rake of course pursues our shop keeper) he is lead to believe that another [...]

    10. This wonderful anthology, written by four very talented authors, takes us into the lives of four different couples & their interactions with On The Shelf bookstore, a.k.a. Duke Street Books in the days leading up to Christmas.From the Duke who is trying to save his brother from an adventuress only to realize there is more to her than he first suspected to the artist’s daughter, scarred from a terrible childhood accident & her childhood rescuer – can he make her understand that he see [...]

    11. I have read all three of the "Duke" anthologies and this is my favorite. The four stories are all well written and interesting. I don't think I can pick a favorite among them. I highly recommend this book if you like holiday stories and happy endings.I will say that Grace's story proves what I've noticed in life, very smart men can be so oblivious!

    12. I only read two of the stories, the ones by Grace Burrowes and Carolyn Jewel. Both authors for me can be hit or miss for me, but when they're good they're usually very good. I liked both stories quite well, they were very well written. They kept my attention and both the heroines and heros were lovely.

    13. The Rake Who Loved Christmas by Miranda Neville. Devlyn and Oriel –their courtship dance was so romantic and enjoyable! Oriel was taking care of an ill father while selling engravings and prints in a small shop. Devlyn’s baby brother fell in love (he thought) with Oriel and in steps Devlyn who thought Oriel was an opportunist. When Devlyn meets Oriel for the first time he is struck with wonder about his feelings for Oriel. All ends happily for all in this cute holiday story.A Seduction in Wi [...]

    14. Grace Burrowes' story is a delightful 5-star read with a real English Christmas feeling in it. The hero is a very distinguished barrister, so I like to imagine that Grace Burrowes, who in her other life is a practising attorney, wrote him as "her" hero. He certainly has a lot of fine lawyerly qualities! My only niggle with the story is that the hero and heroine seem a lot older - middle-aged actually - than the story implies. Carolyn Jewel's story is very good as well, and interesting in that th [...]

    15. 3.5 stars. I liked this book. I love reading holiday stories-- the plan is always me, sitting on the couch, a blanket, tea. With hours and hours of time to read. The reality: work until you finally have two days off; then the holidays hit and I never seem to have time for the guilty pleasure of reading until AFTER the holiday. The setting of this anthology-- Christmas time; a quaint, cobbled street in London; snowstorms, a female-run book store-- all of these features HAD me before the books eve [...]

    16. As a collection of Christmas cozies, this is fantastic. The stories are romantic and delightful, and I absolutely loved how they all tied together through the bookshop known as On the Shelf. There are many moments that I amused myself thinking it was not historically accurate, but it’s so entertaining and most of the characters are so likable that I just didn’t care. Knowing all the stories now, I plan to reread this to see connections and cameos I may have missed or forgotten the first time [...]

    17. Lovely holiday novellasA really enjoyable walk through Duke Street to put you in the holiday spirit. Each story is complete in of itself, but connected to each other by the bookstore. Sweet love stories with a nice dollop of sensuality thrown in.

    18. I only read the Grace Burrowes novella. It was lovely. Both Hazel and Gervaise were likable people,the secondary characters had some depth (especially the bookstore owners), and the cats were cute.

    19. Christmas in Duke Street is a Christmas-themed anthology with stories by four authors. I really enjoyed all of these stories. A Seduction in Winter by Carolyn Jewel was my favorite because the artist was sexy.

    20. 3,5 rounded to 4I've enjoyed the novellas, but none of them really wow me. My favorites were The Rake who loved Christmas and The Appeal of Christmas.

    21. 2 five star stories and 1 four starThe Grace Burrowes' story is of two long time friends. The hero finds a love letter in a book he has just purchased. Unsigned and beautifully written, he wonders who the female author is and then he wonders if he is worthy of such a letter. The story unfolds naturally, the love scenes are everything they should be (romantic, loving, and the perfect use of the word "wilted" ).Carolyn Jewel's story is about a couple who had met when young. He was her champion aga [...]

    22. Entertaining light read with good characters and interlinked but can be read alone as main characters do not cross from book to book. Overall an enjoyable quick read

    23. This was a lovely collection of tales by four favorite authors that really know how to make the Christmas season come alive, with the quaint bookshop called On the Shelf a main feature in each story.The Rake Who Loved Christmas by Miranda NevilleDevlyn meets Oriel and is immediately attracted, then he finds out she’s scheming to marry his younger brother, only of course he’s wrong about that, but Oriel doesn’t disabuse him of his misconception for reasons of her own. What a fun time I had [...]

    24. A simple collection of short stories. None are long enough to have much drama or angst, but if you're not in the mood for that sort of romance, then this is a welcome refresher. Flip side to that is that things can seem a bit shallower, and the romances can seem to spring up quickly (even the ones where the characters have known each other for a while - why is the change in the relationship happening so quickly and so intensely?). Comments on the individual stories:The Rake Who Loved Christmas b [...]

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