Making Merry by Kerrigan Byrne

December 23rd, 2022 Kimberly Review 10 Comments

23rd Dec

Narrated by Stella Hunter & Shane East, Making Merry by Kerrigan Byrne is a standalone novella in the historical romance series, Goodie Girls & Victorian Rebels. I grabbed this for the Ho-Ho-Ho readathon last year and finally listened during this year’s thon. Heat, snark and paranormal elements await you in this delightfully sinful romance.

Making Merry by Kerrigan Byrne
Making Merry
by Kerrigan Byrne
Series: Goode Girls #1.5, Victorian Rebels #7.5
Narrator: Stella Hunter, Shane East
Length: 2 hours and 42 minutes
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited, Purchase
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Narration: 1.35x Speed: 4 cups

There’s no room at the Inn...

Sprightly Victorian spinster Vanessa Latimer is stranded for the holidays in the Scottish Highlands by a relentless winter blizzard. She takes refuge at a centuries-old inn where the only available room is haunted by the ghost of a warrior who fell at Culloden Moor.

One who refuses to give up his side of the bed.

Johnathan de Lohr awakens to find a siren bathing in the chamber of sorrows that keeps his restless spirit imprisoned. Though he’s the ghost, John knows that the captivating woman will be the one to haunt him.

Unless they can figure out a way to set his tormented soul free.

Please note: This novella is also connected to The Victorian Rebels Series. Previously published in the anthology, A Very Highland Christmas

Holiday Novella paranormal ROMANCE

1891 in the Highlands, Vanessa Latimer is stranded for the holidays in the Scottish Highlands. Whilst bathing, she encounters the ghost of Johnathan de Lohr, a warrior. Grab your earbuds, and curl up by the fire for this decedent holiday listen.

If you are looking for a steamy holiday listen, Making Merry is a delightful tale where a tarnished lady meets a 150-year-old ghost while visiting the Scottish Highlands hoping to capture a photo of the Loch Ness. The story isn’t overly complicated, but the author brought the characters and their story to life.

If you are wondering how a ghost and lady could have a heated evening or even a happily ever after, I assure you dear listener Byrne has worked her magic. I felt deeply for Vanessa and all that was done to her and was delighted to learn more about Johnathan.

Told in duet style and performed by Stella Hunter and Shane East, listeners are in for a treat. It’s the perfect listen by the fire as you wrap holiday presents.

While the story seems to fall into two series, I can assure you it must be a companion series and works as a standalone.

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About Kerrigan Byrne

Kerrigan Byrne

Kerrigan has done many things to pay the bills, from law enforcement to belly dance instructor. Now she’s finally able to have the career she’d decided upon at thirteen when she announced to her very skeptical family that she was going to “grow up to be a romance novelist.” Whether she’s writing about Celtic Druids, Victorian bad boys, or brash Irish FBI Agents, Kerrigan uses her borderline-obsessive passion for history, her extensive Celtic ancestry, and her love of Shakespeare in almost every story. She lives in a little Victorian coast town on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State with her wonderful husband. When she’s not writing you can find her sailing, beach combing, kayaking, visiting wineries, breweries, and restaurants with friends, and hiking…okay…wandering aimlessly clenching bear spray in the mountains.

About Stella Hunter

Stella Hunter

Stella Hunter is a classically trained vocalist and a lifelong performer who loves being both on stage and behind the mic. Her voice is described as a blend of sensual and sweet, with a girl-next-door feel. She enjoys bringing to life all kinds of characters and performing all genres, from romance to paranormal/fantasy.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

10 Responses to “Making Merry by Kerrigan Byrne”

  1. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    I’ve really enjoyed Byrne’s romances so I wouldn’t mind adding this one. Wondering how there could be a HEA with a ghost, but I’m sure it works out somehow. 🙂

  2. Katherine

    Wait the love interest is a ghost? This is very intriguing! I like how the author kept it simple with a complicated premise so it doesn’t muddy things up. This is definitely one I need to read – or listen to!