Book Review, Historical

Book Review – The Mistletoe Countess

The Mistletoe Countess

by Pepper Basham

I’m so excited to share with you about a book that is coming soon– in September!

I just loved this story! And isn’t the cover just gorgeous??!!
I’m a huge fan of anything written by Pepper Basham, and so I knew I’d have to read this one. It does not disappoint!
This story is…Delicious. Romantic. Fun. Mysterious. (And yes, technically…it is a Christmas story. But it is a fun read no matter what time of the year it is!!)
When Grace has to step in and take her sister’s place, she is unexpectedly forced to marry and become a countess. This is quite difficult for her. You see, she’s an American through and through. Ladylike she is not.
Grace is full of determination. And the little bit she’s gotten to know her new husband, she’s determined to win him over.
But someone seems to want to kill him. (oh wait…how much can I say and not give any spoilers…) This does have a bit of mystery in these pages…
I loved seeing how Grace and Frederich Percy, Lord Astley, get to know each other and fall in love…
Pepper Basham has given us a delightful story, it does have a bit of that marriage-of-convenience, but it is written in such a beautiful way I couldn’t help but fall in love with not only the characters, but also the setting.

Ms Basham has also given a small peek into what married love can look like (the mistletoe in the title gives a hint)…it seems like so many romance novels are written up until they finally admit they are in love, or until the wedding…but this story takes it a bit further. Nothing graphic, just a beautiful romantic love.

If you enjoy historical romance, then you won’t want to miss this one!

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

About the book

Will the magic of Christmas bring these two newlyweds closer together, or will the ghosts of the past lead them into a destructive discovery from which not even a Dickens’s Christmas can save them?

Mistletoe is beautiful and dangerous, much like the woman from Lord Frederick’s Percy’s past, so when he turns over a new leaf and arranges to marry for his estate, instead of his heart, he never expects the wrong bride to be the right choice. Gracelynn Ferguson never expected to take her elder sister’s place as a Christmas bride, but when she’s thrust into the choice, she will trust in her faithful novels and overactive imagination to help her not only win Frederick’s heart but also to solve the murder mystery of Havensbrook Hall before the ghosts from Frederick’s past ruin her fairytale future. 

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