A Holiday by Gaslight: A Victorian Christmas Novella

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Publisher Description

"Readers will easily fall for Sophie and Ned in their gaslit surroundings." -Library Journal, starred review

A Courtship of Convenience

Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run of the mill London merchant. He's grim and silent. A man of little emotion—or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she's ready to put an end to things.

A Last Chance for Love

But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn't as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there's Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What's a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one more chance to win her? Only this time there'll be no false formality. This time they'll get to know each other for who they really are.

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2018
November 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
184
Pages
PUBLISHER
Perfectly Proper Press
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

PalatableDinner ,

A Holiday by Gaslight

This was a nice, well-written and cute novella. It is worth noting that images weren’t formatted for iBook’s dark mode. While the period is well-researched, the author misconstrues Darwinism, conflating behavioral adaptation with natural selection. It especially hurts since it’s used in an attempt to demonstrate Sophie’s intellect and progressivism. This aside, it made for an overall immersive read.

jdt_s ,

Victorian historical romance

This was a bit interesting in that it discussed in brief the scientific and technological advances in the late 1800s that were being instilled in the ancient houses of the Country Gentry. Also the beginnings of the changes in class barriers as impoverished daughters married the wealthy new industrialists and tradesmen thus blending class distinctions. Slightly more interesting than the usual romantic trifle!

Stanhop3234 ,

Sweet romance

A fun book to start the holiday romance reading with. Good characters and good messages.

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