Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish
by Grace BurrowesPublished by: Sourebooks Casablanca Publish Date: October 2011 Genre: Historical Romance Series: Windham Sisters #1 Source: ARC provided for review from publisher My Rating: Blurb from Goodreads: It’s just before Christmas, and Lady Sophie Windham has an abandoned baby on her hands with nobody to help her but a handsome stranger who hates the holidays. Sophie and Lord Vim Charpentier succumb to a vulnerable moment, and he feels he must leave before he compromises her. But they’re trapped by a snowstorm in a ducal mansion full of well-placed sprigs of mistletoe… My Review:
Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish is a very good read. This is the first book I have read by Grace Burrowes but certainly not the last. In Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish, Sophie Windam had planned to enjoy a few days to herself. Instead, she found herself the caretaker of an abandoned infant in a snowstorm. As a gentleman, Vim Charpentier offers his help to Sophie and finds that he does not want to leave her or the infant. Sophie and Vim are stuck together for days, by themselves, while the snowstorm continues outside. As the pair get to know each other, and the baby, they develop a strong attachment and bond. When Sophie’s brothers come to whisk Sophie home for the holidays, reality hits and Sophie knows that she has to let not only Vim go, but the baby as well. However, Sophie still hopes her Christmas Wish will come true.
Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish is set in historical England, so Sophie and Vim being by themselves for days in a snowstorm is downright scandalous. The situation that Sophie and Vim find themselves in is precious as well, for they do not have servants around. They take care of themselves, and the baby. They play house for a time, and get to know each other, however, they both have secrets. I
really like love Vim, he is a handsome, well-to-do, caring man who knows how to take care of babies. Sophie would have been a fool to not be attracted to the man. However, Vim has his own hang-ups and issues, which he must eventually deal with. He manages to grow up and take responsibility for things he had left behind as a young man. Vim and Sophie are a great couple, and I really like how their story developed.
Sophie comes from a big family, and she is the daughter of a Duke. Her brothers are very fun characters themselves, and they have their own book series by Grace Burrows that I now really want to read as well. Their series is called Duke’s Obsession. The brothers “help” Sophie and Vim’s relationship along, and they provide fabulous entertainment. The family element to the story is highly enjoyable, and I am looking forward reading the other sister’s stories in the future.
Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish is a really good book, one I recommend. This book reminded me of The Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn and The Hathaway series by Lisa Kleypas, both series I love. Readers, if you like historical romances, I say that you should definitely give Lady Sophia’s Christmas Wish a try.