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Marian's Christmas Wish
by Carla Kelly
Reviewer: Celeste Estes, daughter of the Queen Bee
Genre: Regency Romance
Length: 295 pages
This book was my Christmas present from Keepin' Up with LDS Bookstores blog. (I won it in a blog giveaway right before Christmas and it arrived in the mail just in time to be under my tree.)
Goodreads Summary: Miss Marian Wynswich is a rather unconventional young lady. She plays chess, reads Greek, and is as educated as any young man. And she's certain falling in love is a ridiculous endeavor and vows never to do such a thing. But everything changes when she receives a Christmas visit from someone unexpected, a young and handsome English lord.
My Thoughts: I just absolutely adored this book! One of my favorite books in a long time, I loved the humor, romance, and adventure that this book carried me away on at every twist and turn. Of course I loved the mid-1800's England feel, but I also appreciated that it stepped away from so many of the typical expected themes of a Jane Austen novel. This book truly kept me guessing until the end, and I just fell in love with the male character in the story.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!