A Holiday by Gaslight

A Holiday by Gaslight 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. 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 needs, but the handsome Edward Sharpe is too grim, too serious and too quiet for her Sophie does what any strong willed young lady would do, she breaks off their courtship, but was that a wise decision Could there beto Edward than she gave him credit for Did she even give him a chance A simple 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 needs, but the handsome Edward Sharpe is too grim, too serious and too quiet for her Sophie does what any strong willed young lady would do, she breaks off their courtship, but was that a wise decision Could there beto Edward than she gave him credit for Did she even give him a chance A simple, and sweet tale of romance with all of the feeling of the
What does a daughter of a nearly bankrupt baronet do when her father uses her dowry to make expensive improvements to the family country estate Rather than encourage a courtship with a rich trademan she hardly knows, she breaks with the staid, handsome man saying that they do not suit But after just a few days, she begins to second
Sophie Appersett is in a bit of a bind, as the sensible elder daughter of Sir Appersett it is her duty to marry into wealth but wealth in the heyday of Victorian Britain does not exclusively mean a gentleman of her social standing Enter Mr Edward Sharpe, a man as reserved taciturn, Sophie might say as he is darkly handsome, Ned Sharpe is drawn to Sophie s elegance and simplicity and, knowing that there are those who d see the match between them as fortuitous to both parties, Ned begins to co Sophie Appersett is in a bit of a bind, as the sensible elder daughter of Sir Appersett it is her duty to marry into wealth but wealth in the heyday of Victorian Britain does not exclusively mean a gentleman of her social standing Enter Mr Edward Sharpe, a man as reserved taciturn, Sophie might say as he is darkly handsome, Ned Sharpe is drawn to Sophie s elegance and simplicity and, knowing that there are those who d see the match between them as fortuitous to both parties, Ned begins to court Sophie What follows isa surprisingly lovely and feminist, sweet romance Feminist In Victorian England Hell, yes Sophie is a capable woman, a voracious reader, an admirer of Charles Darwin She s a custodian of her own agency even and maybe especially when so little power is afforded her I mean, I loved it, y all This is smart and adorable and it just feels good Mimi Matthew s novella is pipping hot, fragrant chicken soup for your holiday blues It s soothing and substantial a
I have a fondness for Christmas novellas, especially ones set in Regency or Victorian England A Holiday by Gaslight by Mimi Matthews may very well take the place as my favorite A perfect holiday treat for Victorian loving romantics Sophie and Ned s sweet romance is sure to steal your heart. 3.5 stars I received this book from Netgalley and Perfectly Proper Press for an honest review This does not in any way affect my opinion of the book and it s characters.Mimi Matthews is a new author for me Never having read her before I went in quite blind The thing that caught my attention was the cover which is so pretty and the description Overall, I enjoyed this book Sophie is a wonderful character, I immidiately took a liking to her and felt for her She s been used as a sacrificial 3.5 stars I received this book from Netgalley and Perfectly Proper Press for an honest review This does not in any way affect my opinion of the book and it s characters.Mimi Matthews is a new author for me Never having read her before I went in quite blind The thing that caught my attention was the cover which is so pretty and the description Overall, I enjoyed this book Sophie is a wonderful character, I immidiately took a liking to her and felt for her She s been used as a sacrificial lamb her entire life by her power and status hungry father and emotionally manipulative mother She has to make a good match, even if that means stopping below peerage and marrying a man in trade but a man rich enough to make her pare
If your fangirl heart desires something that is basically fanfiction inspired by North and South Elizabeth Gaskell , you might like this.Sophie has been courted by the silent manufacturer Ned Sharpe for about two months, but she s tired of being the one to do all the talking She hasn t learned a single thing about him in these two months, and can barely tell whether he likes her She tells him that their courtship must end, since they have nothing in common.At home that day, she s confronted b If your fangirl heart desires something that is basically fanfiction inspired by North and South Elizabeth Gaskell , you might like this.Sophie has been courted by the silent manufacturer Ned Sharpe for about two months, but she s tired of being the one to do all the talking She hasn t learned
This is a perfect Christmas novella This is a charming, sweet, romantic historical romance to sink into Set in Victorian England, the author notes that there are allusions to Elizabeth Gaskell s novel, North and South Indeed, the hero, Ned, does give off some delicious John Thornton vibes However, this is not a retelling and this story stands delightfully on its own Readers will enjoy it whether or not they are aware of the nods to North and South.This is truly an engaging story If you are This is a perfect Christmas novella This is a charming, sweet, romantic historical romance to sink into Set in Victorian England, the author notes that there are allusions to Elizabeth Gaskell s novel, North and South Indeed, the hero, Ned, does give off some delicious John Thornton vibes However, this is not a retelling and thi
I don t usually jump up and down getting all excited about a book but there is a time for everything, and so you can picture me jumping up and down This novella is delightful , wonderful , and perfect for a spirited lift in the Holiday season.Sophie is not going to marry a man she doesn t like and for the 2 months Ned Sharpe has been courting her, he has been uncommunicative and cold So it is best to end it with Ned because he seems not to even like her Ned does like
A Holiday by Gaslight is a romance set in 1861 England Sophie is a practical, dutiful daughter of a baronet When a rich merchant asks to court her despite her lack of dowry it was spent on adding gaslights to the family manor , her parents urge the match in hopes offunds However, the hero has been reading an etiquette manual with rather vague advice, so he says little during the courtship in hopes of avoiding offense.Most of the story happened at a Christmas party held at the manor A Holiday by Gaslight is a romance set in 1861 England Sophie is a practical, dutiful daughter of a baronet When a rich merchant asks to court her despite her lack of dowry it was spent on adding gaslights to the family manor , her parents urge the match in hopes offunds However, the hero has been reading an etiquette manual with rather vague advice, so he says little during the courtship in hopes of avoiding offense.Most of the
Before this book I haven t had the pleasure to read a Mimi Matthews novel and I now I am determined to search for her other books A Holyday by Gaslight is an amazingly endearing Christmas Victorian novella that follows Sophie Appersett as she does her part to help her family, even if it means marrying for obligation and not for love Or is she For such a short reading I ended up wanting to be friends with Sophie, sighed my heart out for Mr Edward Sharpe, revolted against some of the charac Before this book I haven t had the pleasure to read a Mimi Matthews novel and I now I am