Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Book Review for Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish (Windham, #4)by Grace Burrowes

Lady's Sophie's Christmas Wish

By:Grace Burrowes


Reviewed by:Angels
Published: Sourcebooks
Source: Purchased Copy Gene:Historical Romance

Book Blurb/Synopsis-

"Grace Burrowes passes 'the hair rose on the back of my neck' test...{her} voice embeds itself in your brain."

-USA Today

A luminous holiday tale of romance, passion, and dreams come true from rising star Grace Burrowes, whose award-winning Regency romances are capturing hearts worldwide.

"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.

Our Review

Sophie escapes for a few days away from her family and goes to there London home.While waiting at the coaching station with her servant and her baby she encounters Vim . While chatting Sophie realized by now that her servant has abandoned her baby and left Sophie high and dry with a baby.Vim is of the same conclusion that the mother has run off and not coming back.Vim offers to escort Sophie and baby Kit home. While there Sophie asks Vim advice on how to take care of baby she never has done so before and she knows nothing yet Vim is knowledgeable. While showing Sophie the ropes and teaching her a blizzard has arrived and has made them snowbound.Sophie is not actually lying but, she is not elaborating either she is keeping the fact that she is just Sophie and not Lady Sophia the daughter of the Duke of Moreland  . Sophia is just being plain old Sophie for the next few days and Vim is just Vim and not Lord Sindal.

Vim shows Sophie the ropes and coaches her on how to care for the infant.They take turns helping with Kit while growing fond of each other and falling in love with Kit little by little.Vim likes Sophie an is attracted to her but, he knows that he will be leaving soon and does not want to get attached or issue promises he can't keep.He is off to his families estate in Kent to sort out the harrying business affairs and investigate the mystery of the family heirlooms that have gone missing and to see to the estates improvements.

Vim can't fight his attraction to Sophie anymore and acts on it. They play a little cat and mouse game and some very heavy petting but no more than that he is leaving right?The storm has been raging for days and every time he sets off to leave he gets only so far and has to turn back and go home to Sophie.There feelings are growing more rapidly intense as the days go bye.Its getting harder to pretend that he doesn't want to make memories with Sophie to take with him when he leaves.

Sophie has made several Christmas wishes this year that she wants for herself and Vim without knowing it is making some of them come true for her.This is a rough time of year for her at Christmas time she has lost two brothers around this time one to war the other to sickness and is very emotional but with Kit and Vim things are looking mighty bright.

This couple start a very passionate affair! And why not there just Sophie and Vim and not Lady and Lord as they are keeping secrets from one another so the rules of society are not coming into play  so they truly get to know one another on a different level without all the added pressure and if Vim knew who she really was her would never touch her is honor would demand it .They go on to have one hell of a ride filled with laughter love and sadness knowing it is coming to and end when Vim leaves but, both willing to settle for memories they made together and let that be enough.

When reading this story from the very beginning you got those warm and fuzzy feelings that went straight to the heart.You could not help but fall in love with the characters they were warm , passionate, love- able and just two good people with very two very big hearts. What lady would go through was she did for that little tike ? Sophie's is known for taking in strays and healing them and giving them a home and kindness and her love so it was a forgone conclusion that Kit and Vim were just part of what she does ,take care of people.You could not find a more loving couple that tugged on your heart strings while reading there story. As this is part of a series and the Moreland family brothers are involved and are part of this story they create tons of laughs for you because of there over-baring protective ways and just being big brothers mind you. LOL. One of the funniest parts when Vim left thinking never to return walks in and says Sophie I am home and that he is going to kiss her senseless and then they will talk ,while 3 overing-baring brothers are there sitting back and taking it all in you can just imagine that scene .LOL Nice touch.I have loved Grace's books from the first one I picked up just love her stories they are always taking you on one heck of a ride that you don't mind taking time after time. A Recommended tale to all and a nice warming and heartfelt Christmas tale as well...