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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Review: Madeleine's Christmas Wish by Ella Quinn




The bachelors in Ella Quinn’s Marriage Game series make a habit of resisting the irresistible. But during the season for giving, surrendering to temptation may be the greatest gift of all…

A French spy, Georges, Marquis Cruzy-le-Ch√Ętel, has lived in England for years, sacrificing his life for his country—but not his heart. For he’s never been able to forget his childhood friend, Madeleine. And now, in her hour of need, he is there to rescue her…

The victim of a ruthless statesman, Madeleine, Comtesse du Beaune, has been abducted and sent to England to work in a brothel. Her greatest wish is to return home for Christmas, and her only hope of it is to marry Georges—though she will be his wife in name alone. Yet as they steal across the snowy countryside, Georges decides to woo her—with kisses that melt the winter’s frost and leave her longing for a holiday miracle…



Ella Quinn gifts readers with a fast-paced historical holiday tale. Madeleine is so devoted to her family that it was near impossible to not feel for her and the situation she found herself in and Georges is such an honorable, steadfast gentleman. They both are engaging characters and are a fine match, their interactions kept me turning the pages to see just what would become of them. I'm a fan of obscurity with my romance and there was just enough in this short story to add the right amount of intrigue. Like most traditional Regency romances this is a beautifully sweet story with just a touch of heat to warm readers up on a cold winter night. If you are a fan of seasonal stories this one is a great choice and because it is a novella you can start and finish it in one night without losing sleep before being rewarded with your Christmas miracle.