Friday, March 19, 2010
Home for the Holidays
This book was pretty fast (It had only 4 CD's... so I imagine that it's just a short one).
It was light hearted, fun, a little *gasp* romantic, and just what I needed for a fun book.
It's about a young woman, Larissa Ascot, in old England (early 1800's, I guess?) who has been sheltered her whole life. While her father is away on business, leaving her (It said that she was just about ready to 'come out into society') in charge of her 12 year old brother, A baron- named Vincent Everett decides to take out his revenge on the family by purchasing their home and evicting the two siblings a week before Christmas. As soon Vincent sees the lovely Larissa he changes part of his revenge- and decides to include seducing her as well. - So he invites Larissa and her brother (and servents) to come and live at his estate until Larissa's father returns home.
Anyway- It's a really good book. I really enjoyed it. (There was a lusty scene or two... but easy to skip over, if you desire).
I discovered Johanna Lindsey a few years ago when I randomly picked up one of her book on Cd's. I have come to LOVE her writing! She has a quite a few series- my FAVORITE (well, I've only read the one) being about the Malory Family. There are 10 books in the series (the last one that has come out- I haven't had a chance to get my hands on yet)... but holy smokes. Lusty little boogers, those books are. You just involve yourself into this aristocratic family and wish to belong to them, for real. Each book in the series is about a different sibling- but it also involves the whole family in the story- and their reactions and perspectives of what is happening to the siblings. *sigh*... now I want to read them again.
This list has all of her series and novels on it.