A Holiday by Gaslight

A Holiday by Gaslight Review

A Courtship of Convenience

Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent. A man of little emotion—or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she’s ready to put an end to things.

A Last Chance for Love

But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn’t as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there’s Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What’s a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there’ll be no false formality. This time they’ll get to know each other for who they really are.

Title:A Holiday by Gaslight
Edition Language:English

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  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    4 Victorian stars to a Holiday by Gaslight! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ When I saw that gorgeous cover, I wondered if the words inside would suit, and I’m thrilled to report they did. A Holiday by Gaslight is a...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    After Sophie's father has spent all of their family's money (including her dowry) on renovating his family home, her parents encourage a courtship between Sophie and Edward Sharpe, a merchant who has ...

  • Holly

    I rarely read "holiday" books during the holidays. I think it's because usually I am stressed out about the holidays and thus do not want to be reminded of them while I am doing the one thing that de-...

  • Erin

    I woke up to snow this October 20th morning and decided to turn to this Christmas novella. Well, Sophie and Ned won me over and I was highly entertained. I picked up on the Elizabeth Gaskell North and...

  • Carrie

    Can anyone guess what made me pick up this lovely little historical Christmas romance? If you guessed the stunning cover then you would be very much correct. And I know they say don’t judge a book b...

  • Mellie Antoinette

    ****#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review***This! This novella! ♥ ♥ ♥. Reading stories like this makes me appreciate what netgalley brings to the literary community - access t...

  • OLT

    (4.5 stars) Most HR Christmas novellas written in recent years are worthy neither of the H (historical) nor the R (romance) of the genre. They should instead be classified as AL for Anachronistic Lust...

  • Dianne

    Do you see that cover? The beauty and atmosphere perfectly showcases the romance inside!Like any dutiful, Victorian era daughter, Sophie is willing to marry for the financial assistance her family nee...

  • Tina

    3.5 starsI saw the cover of this book and knew instantly I wanted to read it. I read the blurb and the Victorian Christmas story intrigued me. It's a novella so the book is pretty short and easy to re...

  • Karen

    What a little gem. Loved this! I would have read it in one sitting, had I had the time. This was my first time reading this author, and I will definitely be looking into her other books! ...