I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Madeleine's Christmas Wish by Ella Quinn
Genres: Historical Romance, Romance
Published by Kensington Books Pages: 92
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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-Châtel, 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…
This is my first book by Ella Quinn but I am sure glad I found her because not only was this a cute novella but I will be reading another one of her novels for my A-Z author reading challenge in 2015, I found my Q!!! 🙂 Now if I can find an X…LOL. This is part of a series so I am now intrigued enough to try the series out. 🙂
A Short and Sweet Review
Madeleine, Comtesse du Beaune is having a rough time of it. Her father was killed and her brother is presumed dead in the war. This makes her head of household because French lines can pass down to daughters. A ruthless statesman named Coupe wants her land and when she refuses to wed him she ends up being taken captive to live in a whore house.
Georges, Marquis Cruzy-le-Châtel is a French spy but he lives in England. He was also once betrothed to Madeleine and has never forgotten her, so when he finds out what happens he rescues her. That doesn’t make for a happily ever after yet as she wants to go rescue her family from Coupe. Georges won’t let her go with him unless she marries him, but to her it is in name only. On the travels to France Georges plans to seduce her in to seeing things his way.
Madeleine’s Christmas Wish was a sweet romance with a little bit of heat to warm your heart. I really liked both of the characters as Madeleine is fiercely loyal to her family and will do what ever it takes to protect them. Georges is sexy, honorable, and very protective of Madeleine and will stop at nothing to have her and her family safe for Christmas.
If you love Historical romances then you will probably enjoy this short read.