Review: Her Very Major Christmas by Saralee Etter

November 21, 2014 Review 1

Review: Her Very Major Christmas by Saralee Etter

Blush sensuality level: This is a sweet romance (kisses only, no sexual content).

Widowed Rosalind Joslin is an extra female in her in-laws’ household. Longing to prove she still has value, she uses her skills to make remedies and medicinal preparations for the poor. She misses the warmth and sun of India where she was raised but looks forward to her first real English Christmas with holly and the traditional feast.

Major Harry Joslin never expected his cousin’s death to thrust him into the unwanted role of nobleman. Still recovering from the emotional and physical injuries inflicted at Waterloo, he’s not ready for the demands of a new position and his family’s pressure for him to marry a debutante. His cousin’s widow is just another complication.

But it’s the season of miracles and two wounded hearts may find love blooming in the depths of a snowy Christmas day.

A Blush® traditional Regency romance from Ellora’s Cave

Title: Her Very Major Christmas
Author: Saralee Etter
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Lydia's Christmas Charade, Lydia's Christmas Charade
Series: Cotillion Christmas Traditions #9
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Lydia's Christmas Charade, Snug In A Snowstorm , A Christmas Caroline , Lydia's Christmas Charade
Source: Publisher
Published: October 23, 2014
Genres: Historical Romace
Pages: 68
Purchase your copy: Amazon
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: half-flame

“The irony of this journey was not lost on the big man with the scarred face. He had sworn he would never set foot in the house that was now his destination. But now he had no choice.”  So begins this lovely little Holiday romance.  Sure doesn’t bode well for the outcome of this story.  But such can be the joys of a family holiday.

This short novella did an excellent job of portraying the dynamics of an aristocratic family with a most arrogant, judgmental, and autocratic patriarch.  Sir Silas thought the world revolved around him and his dictates, and even at his advance years had yet to learn otherwise.  He continued to hand out judgments as if it were his right, and those around him generally chose, for their own reasons, to let him think so.  For someone to actually stand up to him and oppose his dictates, well that led to being disowned.

But, English entailment being what it is, “black sheep” have a way of showing up again.  What fun this was.  Sir Silas still tried to dictate, but no one was co-operating any more.  What I found really interesting – most of the rest of the family had somehow learned forbearance and tolerance.  They managed to get to the hea without totally crushing this autocratic old man.  Quite nice.

For a short read, Her Very Major Christmas covered a lot of territory.  A fairly detailed family history consisting of three generations.  Developing the characters of the current generation.  AND giving a sweet portrayal, if a bit chaotic, of a family Christmas.  It was engaging and entertaining.  A most satisfying read.

 

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One Response to “Review: Her Very Major Christmas by Saralee Etter”

  1. katsheridan

    This sounds like such a fun story and perfect for the holidays! I think we all may have a cranky relative or two we can relate to!