Historical Romance Readathon: Holiday Edition

When: December 6-12 🤗

Line:

  • Red or Green on the cover by A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas
  • Grace Burrows by Lady Sofia’s Christmas With by Grace Burrows
  • Takes place In Winter by Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordin in How The Duke Stile Christmas
  • Marriage in trouble by Compromising Under The Mistletoe by Janna MagGregor in A Mistletoe Christmas in
  • 2021 release by It’s Beginning To Look A Alot Like Scandalby Stacy Reid’s Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night
  • Clinch cover by Lady Sofia’s Christmas With by Grace Burrows

Lady Sofia’s Christmas With by Grace Burrows covers red/green on the cover, Grace Burrows, takes place in winter ❄️, new to you author, in a series, lady heroine, clinch cover

A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas covers wallflower, non-titled hero

Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night by Stacy Reid covers 2021 release

They also have Instagram challenges 😉

Since I read on my kindle, can’t participate some days 🤷🏽‍♀️ Can post Monday, Tuesday, and Sunday 🤗

Already planning to do a holiday TBR 😉, this is perfect timing 👌🏼

TBR

Lady Sophia’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrows

A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas

A Mistletoe Christmas by by Eloisa James & Christi Caldwell & Janna MacGregor & Erica Ridley

  • Compromise Under The Mistletoe by Janna MagGreger

Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordan

Won’t be able to read EVERYTHING from my Holiday TBR, but allows me to make a dent 😉

Again, this is my Holiday TBR for December

  • Walking In A Witchy Wonderland
  • A Wallflower Christmas
  • A Tale Of Two Cities (Christmas & New Year’s Eve)
  • Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night by Stacy Reid

My holiday TBR is just my TBR for November and December with a holiday twist 😋

Added a book to my TBR! It’s Beginning To Look Like Scandal by Stacy Reid 👇

It’s Beginning to look a lot like Scandal features three very steamy and heartwarming Christmas Romance for your reading delight! reading it in Banging In The Snow 😉

Friday

Decided to prepare my books 📚 Realized the sample version of How The Duke Stole Christmas ebook wouldn’t let me jump around but, fortunately, I got the audiobook on Anyplay 👍🏽 It’ll be chapter 29 😉 Heiress Alone is now not on Goodreads 🥲

Also see Holiday 2021 reading (link to come)

Saturday

Determined to get through my holiday TBR, so will start a little early 🤷🏽‍♀️Still reading Her Wanton Wager and One Night Is Never Enough, but eager to start Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night for #BangingThroughTheSnow and HRReadathon (check out my blog post for #BangingThroughTheSnow)

Also decided won’t be putting #BangingThroughTheSnow on my Instagram story because, as awesome 👍🏽 as the name, its not something I want my nieces and nephews to see

But finishing chapter 14 of One Night Is Never Enough first 😉 Made changes to my # TBR, changed A Mistletoe Christmas to Stacy Reid’s “Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night” from It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Scandal. But need to read My American Duchess by Eloisa James too. Found the audiobook so “Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night” after I make progress 😉

Sunday

Resumed reading! Cam up with a new plot denotion: ⚾️. Since I like rereading those scenes 😋

⚾️ – kiss 😘

⚾️⚾️ – hand/mouth 😋

⚾️⚾️⚾️ – home run 😂

Adding Lady Sofia’s Christmas With by Grace Burrows, A Mistletoe Christmas by by Eloisa James & Christi Caldwell & Janna MacGregor & Erica Ridley, A Mistletoe Kiss by Eloisa James in A Mistletoe Christmas, and Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordan.

Majority of these 👆🏼 are novellas 😉

The HR Readathon: Holiday Edition post should go live before this one! 😉

Paused ⏸ for another book 📖🤣 Not anything new with me 😇

Might just at to my TBR 😂 https://youtu.be/7DYOEHNQ-8Q at 6:57 Stacy Reid’s It’s Beginning To Look Like Scandal out December 13! 😁 She wrote one of my favorite books 📚 (My Darling Duke) 😉

It’s after Thanksgiving so decided to change up my TBR a bit. Finish A Tale Of Two Cities, the thanksgiving novella then move onto Walking In A Witchy Wonderland then A Tale Of Two Cities (Christmas & New Year’s Eve) 😉 The collection holds 5 novellas, after these holidays I’d have read 4/5. Not your typical series that’s connected by siblings. In here, Aspen and Lincoln are old high school friends. How are the subsequent novellas connected 🤷🏽‍♀️ Just figured out page length!

Halloween – 74 pages

Thanksgiving – 97 pages

Christmas – 76 pages

New Year’s Eve – 59 pages

Valentine’s Day – 103 pages

Monday

Will read Lady Sofia’s Christmas With first! Have the ebook 📖

  1. Lady Sofia’s Christmas List by Grace Burrows (ebook)
  2. A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas (ebook)
  3. Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordan (ebook + audio)
  4. Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night by Stacy Reid (ebook)
  5. A Mistletoe Christmas (audio)
  6. Walking In A Witchy Wonderland by Juliette Cross (ebook)+ audio)
  7. A Tale Of Two Cities by Alexandra Warren (ebook)

Rough list 👆🏼 Still subject to change 😉

Chilly today cold 🥶 Just wanted to stay in bed and read 😂 Will read Lady Sofia’s Christmas List first! Have the ebook 📖

Tuesday

New day, same book 😂 Still reading Lady Sofia’s Christmas List first! Have the ebook Read up to Chapter 4 (17% of the book). Will resume tomorrow. Jumping to my audiobook of My American Duchess.

Wednesday

Resumed Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish. Found the audiobook on Hoopla but it doesn’t let us skip chapters 🤷🏽‍♀️ Reading is going slowly (1 chapter today)

Thursday

Since I’ve found Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish on audio, starting a new read today 😉 Stacy Reid’s Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night from It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Scandal, which I’m excited 😊 😬 for 🤗 I felt a push since 2 of my favorite bookstagrammers were talking about Stacy Reid 😁 Sometimes I feel social media talks to me 😂 Realized today, my usual Sunday reading blog-book review-life update combination might not be fone this week 🥲 but it’s okay 👌🏼 because my Historical Romance Readathon: Holiday Edition and Banging In The Snow posts should go live by Tuesday 😉

Realized since I’m not doing a reading blog (too short) and book review, I’ll take notes 📝 here. It’ll just be characters and places (for me too 😋) 👍🏽 shorter chapters

Friday

Resumed reading Stacy Reid’s Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night from It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Scandal

I’ll post my notes 📝 after I’ve finished read Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night. 👇🏼

Wicked Deeds On A Winter Night

Details:

119 pages

10 chapters

Notes:

  • Primrose Elanor Markam – it’s been 2 years since they’ve seen one another, governess of Lady Annabelle , Fairclough employee, 19 yo, impoverished country baronet’s daughter, orphaned, relatives in Durham
    • Aunt Agatha – Primrose’s aunt in Durham
    • Jane – cousin, Aunt Agatha’s daughter 
  • Captain Gabriel Silas Northcote – 2nd don of Earl of Fairclough, it’s been 2 years since they’ve seen one another, fought in Crimsean war, relationship with Primrose 🤫, 23 yo, home 🏡 for Christmas 🎄 , mother wants him to marry an Earl’s daughter, plans to write a war series, brother (George) rightful heir, 2nd lieutenant to captain, retired from the army
    • Lady Annabelle Fairclough – sister, youngest child
    • Lady Fairclough – mother, counttess
    • Viscountess Wellesly – sister-in-law, married to Viscount Weatherton (George)
    • Verity – sister-in-law, George’s wife
    • Lady Cardwell – Earl’s wife, Lady Beatrice’s mother, widowed 🪦🥲
    • Lady Beatrice – Earl’s daughter, Gabriel’s potential match, dowry 50,000 pounds
    • Andrew Nethervy – Gabriel’s cousin 
    • Pernell Walker – Gabriel’s cousin, vicar
  • Sancrest manor – 40 rooms 
  • New Year’s ride to Derbyshire

Summary:

Primrose and Gabriel had an affair 2 years ago. He’s back home 🏡 to vidit for the holidays 😏 She’s still his sister’s governess 😏😊

Resumed Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrows on audio (to rest my eyes

Resumed Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrows on audio (to rest my eyes 😋)

Saturday

Started Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordan in How The Duke Stole Christmas. Because the ebook chapters aren’t too long, switched between this and A Wallpaper Christmas by Lisa Kleypas.

Again, took notes 📝 on characters and places 😉 Started with Chapter 1 of Heiress Alone then jumped to the prologue of A Wallpaper Christmas. Did that a bit before committing to Heiress Alone on audio 🎧 This story is Chapter 30 in How The Duke Stole Christmas 🤔

Sunday

Last minute change to #hrreadathon 😂 Resumed Heiress Alone and A Wallpaper Christmas 👇🏼 Blog posts live!

Decided these will contain reading notes 📝 of characters and places and a short reading blog for before and after 😉 Reading notes also 👆🏼

Listened from Chapter 32. Duke was here for Fenella and Angus. 😂 Fenella expresses Annis-Duke 😍 Duke cousin with former owner of Glenncrain castle 🏰 grew up with Fenella and Angus ♥️ Travel to the Sinclair 😏 Love biscuits 🍪😂🤣 Annis aspires to be a num. Thieves at Glenncrain 😱 Cold 🥶, one bed 😏 🛌 Annis wakes 😴 ⚾️⚾️⚾️ Chapter 8 😏 Bath 🛀😂😏 “You are not made to be a num” 🤔 Under attack 😱 Nothing lights 🔥 like the possibility of death 🤔 ⚾️⚾️⚾️ more biscuits?! 🍪 3 thieves 😱

Note: Tried to code 👆🏼 so I know what it means 👍🏽

Notes 📝 Notes and reading blog live Tuesday 😉

  • Annis Ballister – left home alone for the holidays
    • Evered Ballister – Annis’ father
    • 1 of 6
      • Sisters 👯‍♀️
      • 1.
      • 2. Annis – different from her sisters 👯‍♀️ , 20 yo, marry at 21, wants to be a nun
      • 3.Regan – sister, most beautiful 😍
      • 4.
      • 5.Imogen – sister, engaged to baronet
      • 6.Penelope – sister
      • Cordelia – sisters, 👯‍♀️
      • Dedra – sisters, twins 👯‍♀️
  • Glenncrain (Scottish castle) 🏰
    • Fenella – housekeeper, keeps Annis company, Angus’ sister
    • Angus – groundskeeper, Fenella’s brother
  • Calder, Duke of Sinclair – interloper, 30 yo, laird
    • “Met” Annis 9 days ago (flashback)
      • Ballister’s turned away
    • Marie – Sinclair’s cook
    • The Sinclair – Scottish castle 🏰
  • The Briggins – thieves
  • Mrs. Benfiddy – Interrupts Calder and Annis, Calder’s housekeeper
  • Sheila – Calder’s help, crush on Calder
  • Seamus – Calder’s men

Finished Heiress Alone 👇🏼

Last minute change to #hrreadathon 😂

  • Red or Green on the cover by Lady Sofia’s Christmas With by Grace Burrows
  • Grace Burrows by Lady Sofia’s Christmas With by Grace Burrows
  • Takes place In Winter by Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordin in How The Duke Stile Christmas
  • Marriage in trouble by Compromise Uncle The Mistress by Janna MagGregor in A Mistletoe Christmas

Monday

Realized this ended Sunday 🤦🏼‍♀️, but wanted to finish my TBR 😂 So this posts will end when I do 😂😂

A Wallflower Christmas

Continued with A Wallflower Christmas 😁 Rafe meets Hannah. The plan: Christmas 🎄 in Hampshire at the Westcliff country estate 😉 Hannah tells Refe what she thinks of him 😤 Refe kisses 😘 Hannah 😂⚾️ Hannah tells Natalie about Refe 🤔 Blandford(s) at Stony Cross Park 😍 Natalie finds Refe attractive 😂 Mr. Clark’s letter💌 Arrival of Lord Edward Travis 🤔 Daisy comes 👏🏽😍 Sneaking away with Bowman 😏 After 2 years of marriage, Westcliff interested in Lady Kitterage 🤔 Refe grows in admiration of Hannah Toy Soldiers 🧸🚂🪁🪀 Letter from Mr. Clark 💌 ⚾️ ⚾️ Love letter from Refe 💌 Hannah an honerary wallflower ♥️

Between chapter, jumped back to Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish: Just in time for the Windham brothers’ arrival 👏🏽

Shifted back to A Wallflower Christmas 🎄

Winter ❄️ ball 💃 🕺 Christmas 🎄♥️

Tuesday

Resumed Lady Sophie’s Christmas With

Wyndam brothers ♥️ I forsee this interaction 🤞🏼 To Sir Phillip, With Love, which was so much fun 😂 but it was an ode to Sophie, which was nice to hear 👂 Contains a different vibe… 🤔 😏 Journey to Morelands. stay at Sidling 🛌 Uncle Rothgrave sees Vim ♥️ Sophie

Plan to foster Kit 😱Last night with Kit 🥲 Wyndam proceed to Morelands.

Started Compromise Under The Mistletoe by Janna MagGregor in A Mistletoe Christmas. Decided to keep Lady Sophie’s Christmas With strictly audio 🎶 Since I just ate (need to sit up) I’ll start Compromise Under The Mistletoe 😉

But listened to Lady Sophie’s Christmas With.

How Caro & Stephen’s relationship was 🤔 but for 20,000 pounds, to convice Caro’s uncle (Duke of Greystokes) they’re happily married 😇 (10,000 each) Stephen shares his condition 😏

Resumed Lady Sophie’s Christmas With.

Plan to finish it 😁 Sophie visits Kit 🥲 Lady Wyndam’s Christmas ball 🎉 St. Just extends invitation to Vim💌Christmas wishes ♥️ Snow storms ❄️ and overnighters 😏

Resumed Compromise Under The Mistletoe

Caro feels ignored by Stephen 😤 Counteroffer 😏 Duke sick 😷

Wednesday

Resumed Compromise Under The Mistletoe

Mistletoe above Caro and Stephen 😏 🔥 😘 Talking with Fortcastle. Caro thinks Stephen wants the entire 20,000 pounds 😱 Talk with Mr. Beakems. Sharing a bed 🛌 = trouble 👿😏 Interrupted by Percy 😂 Yule log hunt ➡️ Hunting lodge to wait out the snowstorm ⚾️⚾️⚾️ 😏 DTR 😍😇 Interrupted again 😂 Return to ducal manor 🏡 Uncle Greystoke’s ducal decree. Stephen’s compromise. 🙌🏽 Compromise under a mistletoe 😍

Thursday

After finishing 👆🏼 plan to resume A Tale Of Two Cities (see 👆🏼)

Mored onto A Tale Of Two Cities- The Christmas novella 😉 Connected to the Thanksgiving novella by Aspen being dropped off by Madison 😱 Just drew the connection! Madison brought Orlando to Aspen’s trailer in the end 😯 That means this immediately follows.

  • Madison (Maddie) Walker – heroine, production assistant
  • Danielle (Dani) Smith – Madison’s coworder, production assistant
  • G. Giffey/Gavin – Madison’s old crush, married to Reagan, expected on set, rapper
  • Dallas Bryant – hero, director, Alexia’s friend
  • Alexia – Madison’s boss, Dallas’ friend, Christmas Eve Party 🎉, writer/producer
    • Jaden – Alexis’ husband
  • Zalayah – celebrity mucician, newly engaged
    • Gabriel – Zalayah’s fiancee

Where to end it?! 🤷🏽‍♀️😂😉

More in Holiday 2021 reading live after Christmas! That is what the blog portion is sourced from 😉

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