- File Size: 1551 KB
- Print Length: 278 pages
- Publisher: eKensington (November 10, 2014)
- Publication Date: November 10, 2014
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KM9O6QI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #667,466 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Victoria, Lady Allen-Hill is a widow, she married an older man who was sick on their wedding day and died soon after, left her a virgin bride. She is traveling with her nine year old cousin Penelope to spend the holidays in Sussex. Along the way there are several mishaps and they end up traveling with both Miss Rose Redcakes and her cousin Lewis Noble.
Lewis is the scientific sort, he likes to make small mechanical animals and is working on perfecting the motorcar. Lewis is the secret behind Redcakes success as he made several kitchen improvements.
Victoria's father is in a hurry for her to find another husband but she is wanting to experience some more intimate acts with the several bachelors at the party and notices Lewis right away.
Christmas Delights is the fifth book in the Redcakes series, but it can easily be read as a standalone. The author brings us up to date on any pertinent detail making this story flow without any problems but it was a complex book and I was not sure about my feelings after I read it.
Victoria is using a party invitation she received spending several weeks during the holidays to find a lover, she is restless after spending a year in mourning for a man she barely knew. She wants to experience some pleasures in life and believes this holiday party with several eligible bachelors will be just the place for some fun. She sets her sights on Lewis and starts to seduce him, they share some intimate moments but there is also some awkward times as he pushes her away so she looks for another.
I do like Lewis, he has a scientific mind but is more interested in building the next motorcar than seducing a woman. Although he finds her attractive, he is not sure what their future holds since he does not want to marry and her father is not only looking for a new husband for her but also someone to take over his factories. The push and pull between them made me dizzy and it was hard to follow.
Other characters play important roles but I had a hard time with so much going on. Victoria meets Rose Redcakes on the journey to Sussex and they strike up a friendship, but the choices Rose makes later in the book are puzzling and I was not a fan. I like Penelope, Victoria's cousin and thought she was a cute young girl with a troubled childhood and I was happy to see Victoria take her under her wing. But I could not stand her father, he was overbearing, condescending and arrogant and was inconsistent with how he treated both Victoria and Penelope and I never did understand some of his choices he made and the conversations he had.
The bulk of the story takes place at the house in Sussex so the pace is slow, also throughout the story Victoria tells a tale to Penelope during quiet times or when they were traveling, but I was confused by the tale, many times in the book the fairy tale would take up several pages, which slowed down the actual story even more. I thought that Victoria and Lewis made a perfect couple but it just took so long to get there.
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