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Debbie M. (Tafwin) reviewed A Matchmaker's Christmas (Zebra Regency Romance) on
The Greatest Gift Of All...
Lady Elizabeth Bournard has decided that a spot of matchmaking would be a fitting and festive way to celebrate her eightieth birthday and the coming Yuletide. What better way to reward Beatrice Copland, her faithful companion of ten years, than to introduce her to Sir David Chappell, her dashing godson? Yet, unbeknownst to her, Beatrice and David already have a shared history - one that didnt end well...
As a party of houseguests converge for an old-fashioned Christmas at a Yorkshire estate, the hijinks begin. Now Lady Elizabeths carefully laid plans will go awry as Cupid joins the fray and Beatrice and David come face-to-face with the past amid holiday celebrations that will show them the true meaning of love...
First let me say that most of the heroines in Ms Simpson's books are not your typical regency beauty. They are flawed and I have enjoyed seeing those flawed by society standards triumph in the end. The heroine in this book is no exception. She is has a secret.
This is 8th book in a series Donna Simpson wrote and I've found reading a whole well written series back to back very enjoyable. She now writes under Donna Lea Simpson and is into paranormal things which I don't enjoy, I prefer regencies.
You'll see by my listing that I have most of this series and am listing them now. I will do a 2 for 1 on this series as I am trying to build point on PBS. So choose your one book and then PM me with the name of the other with a 2nd choice. Your first choice will be yours if no one else has automatically taken it first. If somehow that has happened, the automatic will have the book and I'll send you the second book. I will try to contact you first.
My copy of this book has a slightly turned upper edge.
This is a duplication of the info I posted when I posted her 4th book in this series but I know it's helpful when you are trying to get a whole series. Ms. Simpson's character development did improve as the series progresses.
Here are the others in the series that I will be listing.I've seen some of the ones I'm missing here on PBS.
1st Lord St. Claire's Angel
2nd Lady Delafont's Dilemna
3rd Lady May's Folly
4th Miss Truelove Beakens
5th Belle of the Ball
6th The Rakes Redemption
(7th don't have this but the last time I looked it is available here - A Country Courtship...I've read it and it's good)
8th A Matchmaker's Christmas - in my opinion, one of her best. Very well written, keeps you guessing to the very end.
There are 4 more which I think belong to this series but I'm not sure so am not listing them here. I'm going to try to get them and if they go with the series will list them later.