Image of Mischief and Mistletoe


Image of Mischief and Mistletoe

A coterie of multitalented historical romance authors, who blog together as the Word Wenches, provide short stories that truly showcase the styles they are noted for. These romantic, passionate, humorous, exciting quick reads are delectable tidbits, confections that charm and delight, like the holidays themselves.

Follow Jo Beverley as a vicar’s daughter turns into a saucy, mischievous wench to win the man she adores. The jilt, aka Miss Breakheart, Mary Jo Putney’s heroine, finally has a chance to win the man she really desires at a holiday house party. A cynical spy meets an old love and rekindles their passion during a mission to expose a French spy in Joanna Bourne’s holiday mystery. Posing as her best friend to meet an intended groom thrusts a demure, proper lady into a strange world in Patricia Rice’s story. Nicola Cornick’s second chance at love romance is set at a seaside inn, where passion collides with the past. Anne Gracie’s moving tale of a noble Scotsman’s hunt for a “dying” bride leads to a charade and an unexpected love. Smugglers and highwaymen provide Susan Fraser King with the tale of a free trader’s sister attempting to play highwayman and catching a groom instead. (KENSINGTON, Oct., 315 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin