very good traditional regency of two sisters raised in a horrible puritan house and the revalations that receive while staying with non puritan relations over Christmas
The Davenport sisters were alone, without even a dour-faced maid to supervise their strick puritanical devotions. Then the elder, flame-haired Gillian, boldly decided it was high time they let their hair down. So, with the help of a kindly relation, the two daring misses exchanged their domber attire for modish gowns and hairstyles that would surely give their parents apoplexy! But the best was yet to come: plum pudding, eggnog, carols, and a most breathtaking tree. The Davenport sisters reveled in the rituals of Christmas...and in the selection of handsome gentlemen who decorated the festivities! But when Gillian was caught under the mistletoe by Lord Ranger Marden, she discoved things her mother had never dreamed of telling her...
This book is light fun reading. I enjoyed it very much.
Another delightful regency romance from Marion Chesney. I haven't read one by her yet that I haven't enjoyed. Miss Davenport's Christmas is a charming tale about to abused young ladies who have spent all of their lives in a very strict puritanical household. For the first time in their lives they're spending time away from their parents and tyrannical and physically abusive maidservant. While spending the winter with the warm and generous Harringtons, they experience for the first time the joys of the Christmas season. And perhaps romance. All in all, it was a nice quick read.
My book has a different cover.