Once Upon A Christmas

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After a tragic loss, Celia Delacourt faces a life of loneliness & poverty - until a distant cousin, the Duchess of Arnsford, unexpectedly takes her in. Celia is grateful to be spending Christmas with family, however remote the relation - and despite the chilling grandeur of the ducal palace. And meeting her cousin Jack makes Celia wonder: Will this be the worst Christmas of her life - or the best? More

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About Diane Farr

Diane Farr was first published at the age of eight when the local newspaper printed one of her poems. She has spent most of her life with her nose in a book -- sometimes reading, sometimes writing. Eventually she produced eight historical romances that were all published by Signet Books. Her latest adventure is a young adult paranormal series, THE SPELLSPINNERS.

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Review by: Romana Grimm on Dec. 01, 2012 :
I bought this book because I wanted a sweet Christmas story. That it's set in the Regency period only made it better for me. I already liked the sample and definitely wasn't disappointed after reading the whole book. :)

I won't say anything about the contents, as other reviewers summed the story up already, just that I found the ending a tiny bit dissatisfying. A small epilogue would have been nice, although I don't yet know whether there are more books in this universe. After reading "Once upon a Christmas time" I'll certainly go and find out!

This book had me literally laughing out loud (and dissolve into tears on several occasions because the hilarity was too much), something that not many authors achieve! Humour is very hard to write, and for that reason alone the book is a new favourite of mine. Of course, there were also sad moments, and very emotional ones. The main characters, too, were well executed in my opinion, although Jack's younger sisters and father didn't have much play time. (If they did, the book would've been quite a bit longer than it already is, I'd imagine ;) )

All in all, I give this story four stars and recommend it to readers who love uplifting, heart-warming Christmas stories.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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