Book Review-Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish

Book Review-Lady Sophie’s Christmas WishLady Sophie's Christmas Wish by Grace Burrowes
Also in this series: The Heir
Series: The Duke's Daughter #1, Windham #4
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on October 4th 2011
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Pages: 391
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 1402261543
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ALL SHE WANTS IS PEACE AND ANONYMITY...Lady Sophie Windham has maneuvered a few days to herself at the ducal mansion in London before she must join her family for Christmas in Kent. Suddenly trapped by a London snowstorm, she finds herself with an abandoned baby and only the assistance of a kind, handsome stranger standing between her and complete disaster.BUT SOPHIE'S HOLIDAY IS ABOUT TO HEAT UP...With his estate in ruins, Vim Charpentier sees little to feel festive about this Christmas. His growing attraction for Sophie Windham is the only thing that warms his spirits--but when Sophie's brothers whisk her away, Vim's most painful holiday memories are reawakened.It seems Sophie's been keeping secrets, and now it will take much more than a mistletoe kiss to make her deepest wishes come true...

My Review
Sophie Windham has found a few days to herself before her brothers come. Then she finds herself with a abandoned baby, whose mother just up and left him. So its up to her to care for him. But there is one catch…she has no clue how to take care for a baby? What is she to do? But then she is saved by Vim Carpentier. When Vim see’s a lone woman lookiug more lost than ever taking care of a child, he offers his services. What he doesn’t know is that one night helping Sophie will turn into days, and he won’t be able to stop himself from being captivated by her beauty and sweet spirit. Even though her brothers interrupt his plans, he knows what he wants..but how much is he willing to fight for her?

The Hero 
Vim hasn’t been able to see his aunt and uncle in quite some time. He has been traveling, and avoiding family especially around Christmas. It only brings back bad memories that he just wants to remain in the past and forgotten. Now he has come into a title and has returned to help turn it around. But when he stops to help Sophie for a short time, a friendship starts to turn into a love affair.

The Heroine 
Sophie, has watched all of her brothers fall in love, much to her delight. However she is content with her life. She loves her family dearly, but is looking forward to some peaceful few days. She doesn’t find Christmas to bring back the best of memories for her. When she finds herself with a abandoned baby, she can’t help but feel helpless. But with the help of a handsome stranger, she is able to take care of this child that has capture her heart, but he is not the only male who has…
My Thoughts 
Even though this story is a Christmas themed, this is the type of story that can be read any time of the year. Even though there is a part of me that wished that I had read this one a couple of months ago. However I found myself truly enjoying this story, and once I started reading and getting into the plot, I was very into it and I had a difficult time putting it down. The way Grace Burrowes weaves a story is remarkable, I loved her descriptions that made the scenes come alive in the readers mind. It was so fun to see Sophie and Vin interact with each other, and I enjoyed having a infant as part of the story, it definitely livened things up. I found Lady Sophia’s Christmas Wish a entertaining read, that fully engages the reader with sharp witty humor, and a fun and sexy plot, and lets be honest who can resist a man who is able to handle himself changing a diaper or feeding a baby? A Sensational read and I would recommend it to any lover of historical romance or even just romance in general.

My Favorite Quote 
“What do you wish for?”
” A place in your hear. A permanent place in your heart. I want one present, Sophie Windham–a future with you. That is my Christmas wish. Will you grant it?”   

About Grace Burrowes

Grace Burrowes started writing as an antidote to empty nest and soon found it an antidote to life in general. She is the sixth out of seven children, raised in the rural surrounds of central Pennsylvania. Early in life she spent a lot of time reading romance novels and practicing the piano. Her first career was as a technical writer and editor in the Washington, DC, area, a busy job that nonetheless left enough time to read a lot of romance novels.

It also left enough time to grab a law degree through an evening program, produce Beloved Offspring (only one, but she is a lion), and eventually move to the lovely Maryland countryside.

While reading yet still more romance novels, Grace opened her own law practice, acquired a master's degree in Conflict Transformation (she had a teenage daughter by then) and started thinking about writing.... romance novels. This aim was realized when Beloved Offspring struck out into the Big World a few years ago. ("Mom, why doesn't anybody tell you being a grown-up is hard?")

Grace eventually got up the courage to start pitching her manuscripts to agents and editors. The query letter that resulted in "the call" started out: "I am the buffoon in the bar at the RWA retreat who could not keep her heroines straight, could not look you in the eye, and could not stop blushing--and if that doesn't narrow down the possibilities, your job is even harder than I thought." (The dear lady bought the book anyway.)

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