'Twas the Night After Christmas

'Twas the Night After Christmas

Book - 2012
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Pierce Waverly, the Earl of Devonmont, has been estranged from his mother for most of his life. When his mother's new companion, Mrs. Camilla Stuart, writes to tell him that his mother is seriously ill, he goes home. But when he learns that the lovely widow tricked him in order to effect a holiday reconciliation, he refuses to stay unless she meets his "terms".
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, c2012
Edition: 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451642469
1451642466
Branch Call Number: Romance Jef
Characteristics: 354 p. ; 23 cm

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usujatha
Feb 12, 2016

Good book and written excellently on the human emotions

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m0k1m3
Dec 03, 2015

OMGasp! It's a Bodice-ripper. I thot it was a mystery - my bad. Not sure how you rate B-r.s .... So, I gave it 2. Gah. If it were an historical B-r, maybe better.

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marthabwaters
Aug 07, 2015

I read this at totally the wrong time of year (because it's a bridge book between one of Jeffries' series I just finished and another one I want to read) but even in August I could appreciate how fun and festive a read this would be in Nov/Dec. Not my absolute favorite of Jeffries' books, but she has a nice family drama as a backdrop to the romantic relationship and overall I enjoyed it quite a bit, even if the Christmas atmosphere occasionally pushed the happily-ever-after in slightly too saccharine a direction even for someone who enjoys romances. Solid Regency overall, though.

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Sarah1984
Jul 12, 2013

8/07 - This was just above average, 2.5 stars really. I didn't really feel any sexual tension between Pierce and Camilla and in all 354 pages there was only 1.5 sex scenes (the first was interrupted before anyone got naked). I think Jeffries did too much of a good job at describing Camilla as a dowdy widow, I couldn't see Pierce being interested in her at all - it made more sense to me that he was temporarily mistressless and she was temporarily handy and so why not. I didn't feel like his mother's reasoning for refusing to explain why she abandoned Pierce to distant relatives was realistic. She must have known how he felt about her after that abandonment, did she really think any explanation she could give was going to make the situation worse than it already was? The situations and reasons for the characters behaviour seemed quite contrived, not natural reactions. Not as good as some of her earlier books.

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