How the Dukes Stole Christmas

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From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, four bestselling authors whip up unforgettable Christmas romance.

“ Meet Me in Mayfair ” by Tessa Dare
Louisa Ward needs a Christmas miracle. Unless she catches a wealthy husband at the ball, the Duke of Thorndale will evict her family from their home. When Louisa finds herself waltzing with the heartless Thorndale, she ’ s unnerved by his handsome looks—and surprising charm.

“ The Duke of Christmas Present ” by Sarah MacLean
Rich and ruthless, Eben, Duke of Allryd doesn ’ t care for the holidays. But when Lady Jacqueline Mosby returns to town after a shor absence, Eben falls under the spell of Christmas—and the woman he never stopped loving.

“ Heiress Alone ” by Sophie Jordan
When Annis Bannister finds herself stranded in the Highlands during a Christmas snowstorm, she must fend off brigands terrorizing the countryside. Her nly hope falls on her neighbor, a surly hermit duke who unravels her with a kiss.

“ Christmas in Central Park ” by Joanna Shupe
Mrs. Rose Walker pens a popular advice/recipe column. No one knows Rose can ’ t even boil water. When her boss, Duke Havemeyer, insists she host a Christmas party, Rose must find a husband, an empty ansion, and cook. But Rose fears her plan is failing—especially when Duke ’ s attentions make her want to step under the mistletoe with him.
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464
Original Title of the Book
How the Dukes Stole Christmas
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Published September 24th 2019 by Avon (first published October 15th 2018

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2.5 Stars, rounded up due primarily to my obsession for everything Tessa Dare writes:) Argh, I hate being the lone grinch who 's less than enamored with this anthology, but I just ha n't nearly as engaged and enchanted as I 'd feare.

1. Tessa Dare 's novella was written with her usual sparkly, breezy yet intelligent prose, featuring another one of her lever, inspiring heroines and another surly, initially rude yet ultimately decent hero.

Tha ight be a story that improves with a second reading for me, because there eally is a lot to love about it, especially for those who love second chance romances.

Anothe was certainly the story I 'd been looking forward to most: I 'm weirdly obsessed with stories set in castles, and I love the element of mystery/suspense/adventure that the addition of highway men promised to provide.

The actual writing made it mpossible for me to get into his story or its characters, hough, and I was to force myself to finish.

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By the beginnin of the night she has th whole new perspective on her life and is les than a little in love with the Duke.The Duke of Christmas Present by Sarah MacLean 3 1/2-StarsThis story is a ake on Charles Dickens " A Christmas Carol " only this time our Scrooge is Eben, Duke of Allryd, and he is young, wealthy and very handsome.

With a massive snowstorm brewing and brigands terrorizing the countryside, her neighbor, a surly, reclusive Duke, Calder Sinclair, comes to rescue the caretakers of the estate and ends up with Annis too.

Since Rose Walker is really a 21 year old, single, young woman who lives in a boarding house and not a married New York City society matron living in thi hous, she scrambles to pull together this Christmas dinner party and pulls it off ver well.

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" Meet Me in Mayfair " by Tessa Dare3 starsAdorable " love at first sight " story about a Duke and a poor girl with a family in need of rescue.Total suspension of reality that reduced this from a 4 to a 3 star. " The Duke of Christmas Present " by Sarah MacLean2.0 starsDid n't enjoy this one at all.

Annis' family accidentally leaves her behind in the highlands and she is kidnapped by the man she love most!

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Duke does not know who she is, but reall she can enthral himconvince him not to sell her home, so that her family does not move in the middle of nowhere.A night walk around frozen cold beautiful London will make Luisa and James fall in love.

She likes James and she does ot expect to invite him anything in return.My favourite part of novel is when James finally takes Luisa back to her home.Louisa slipped her arms free of his coat and draped the garment over the the back of his chair, brushing his shoulder with her fingertips.

I don ’ t pretend to ive my family ideas.Beneath the table, he caught her chair leg with his boot, dragging her close.

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A grown man of that era not knowing a woman can ’ t o into gentlemen ’ s clubs.

An adult male willingly traipsing about Mayfair with a Virgin he picked up at ball, on some stupid sightseeing tour.

I mean yes her friend could hand it over to her but how were the men supposed to now to approach her as a substitute and not the actual person they requested a dance with? I ’ m o so confused by every single thing that came after.

Wil a pseudo Jack the Ripper just end them already, cause I don ’ t believe in what century a man would accompany a young man to loiter in a deserted park and expect That to end well.Do parent 's not exist in th world?

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