by Mimi Matthews
Narrator: Alex Wyndham
Length: 4 hours and 4 minutes
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Audible Escape
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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 last 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.
I know it’s not Christmas, but last night it was -12° and the wind was howling so a Victorian romance might be just the thing… and look at that gorgeous cover!!
A Holiday By Gaslight: A Victorian Christmas Novella by Mimi Matthews with its beautiful cover offered a delightful listen regardless of the season.
A good daughter, a quiet and a grim yet handsome and successful man of trade. A hasty decision and a second chance will soon leave you swooning!!
I loved everything about this Victorian romance, from the parents I wanted to throttle to the handsome merchant who felt he wasn’t good enough to the noble daughter who put up with entirely too much.
I confess I owned this on my Kindle and snatched it up because of the gorgeous cover. I had planned on reading it for the 2020 Ho-Ho-Ho readathon, but then I discovered it was on Audible Escape and devoured it during a 3 month membership deal. I am so glad I listened!
Alex Wyndham narrates this four-hour novella, and I grinned the entire time I listened. It transported me. I became completely caught up in the comings and goings, the awkward exchanges and those kisses. Oh my!
I am looking forward to discovering more of Mimi Matthews works and look forward to listening to more of Alex Wyndham’s narrations.
A Holiday by Gaslight had all the elements I love in a historical romance and just the right touches Christmas.A Holiday By Gaslight by Mimi Matthews a swoon-worthy Victorian romance perfect anytime of the year! #audiobook Click To Tweet
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