Thank you Goddess Fish Promotions for the chance to read and review The Widow’s Christmas Surprise by Jenna Jaxon
Book Review: The Widow’s Christmas Surprise
I’m a huge fan of regency romance, so when Goddess Fish Promotions sent around the sign ups for this book, I immediately had to join in! Long story short (if you don’t want to stick around for the whole review) it’s a solid read, with a really interesting plot.
The Widow’s Christmas Surprise is book number 5 in The Widows Club series. Each book stars a woman, whose husband was martyred in the battle of Waterloo. While all the women are friends, each finds her own path to happiness, but with the support of each other. This particular book is 258 pages long and was published by Zebra Books, which is a Kensington Books imprint.
I will say though, that this was waaaaaaay less fluffy and cute than I imagined it would be. Like this isn’t a feel good Christmas romance at all. So don’t be taken in by the cover!
As a whole, I liked Maria and all the characters in the book. I also feel like Jenna Jaxon threw in an interesting development, with some really terrible people which kept it fairly interesting. The book did lose me in the middle a little, when Maria kept acting like a giddy child in love, despite doing her best to be so proper earlier. I do have to remind myself that it’s also because she is a really young character. I’m not sure what to make of her cousin Jane, because on one hand she helps Maria, but is also super conscious of her actions, even though she’s technically being inappropriate as well. I did like Hugh and how he was really solid and responsible.
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The death of her husband has thrown Lady Maria Kersey’s future into doubt—and her heart into the arms of a man she cannot have. But Christmas with the Widows’ Club will bring choices—and surprises–that may change all her holidays to come . . .
Maria just gave birth to her first child, a beautiful daughter—but the event is shrouded in sorrow. A month earlier, Maria’s husband, Lord Kersey, was killed in a duel under compromising circumstances. Worse, Maria’s failure to provide a male heir has stripped her of any hope of an inheritance. Scorned by the ton, one of her few allies is her late husband’s steward, Hugh Granger. Hugh is everything her husband was not—warm, charming—and penniless. . . .
Hugh has fallen desperately in love with Maria, but has little to offer but comfort. As their attraction becomes impossible to resist, Maria flees to London to spend Christmas with her dearest friends, a group of widows who lost their own husbands in the Battle of Waterloo. Little does she know the holidays will reveal a twist of fate she never expected—proving that the greatest Christmas gift is the magic of true love . . .
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