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25 November 2021

Book Review: Snow-Kissed Proposals by Jenni Fletcher & Elisabeth Hobbes *AD gifted

I was provided with a free ebook of Snow-Kissed Proposals by Jenni Fletcher & Elisabeth Hobbes ahead of the blog tour. 

This was on my wishlist anyway because both Jenny Fletcher and Elisabeth Hobbes write amazing historical romances, and I was very excited to read this. I'm a sucker for a Christmas romance, and I was not disappointed.

I loved both stories so much, they really are the perfect festive duo of Victorian romances to warm your heart.

Snow-Kissed Proposals by Jenni Fletcher & Elisabeth Hobbes book cover.  A blond woman and a redheaded man embrace, faces almost touching, snow swirling around them.

A snowy Victorian Christmas

Two festive short stories!

In The Christmas Runaway by Jenni Fletcher: wilful, independent heiress, Fiona MacKay, impulsively runs away to a remote Scottish tower where she’s trapped in the snow with equally headstrong, deliciously dishevelled Angus Drummond.

In Their Snowbound Reunion by Elisabeth Hobbes: fifteen years ago, Amy Munroe and Anthony Matthews were cruelly parted, and each blames the other. When Amy becomes Anthony’s new housekeeper, their passion is reawakened!

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5 Word Review: Christmas, family, snow, belonging, love.

This delightful duo of Victorian romances were so different, and yet so excellent. I loved both of them and honestly couldn't pick a favourite.

These will definitely be part of my annual Christmas reading in the coming the years, they are re-read worthy.

Both stories look at similar themes of family and belonging, and I loved how each approached the same conclusion different - you can build your own family out of friendship.

The Christmas Runaway by Jenni Fletcher

I loved the sunshine/grump vibes from this story.

Urgh I freaking loved this. Fiona reminded me so much of one of my all time favourite characters (Alexia Tarabotti) with her gumption, and I fell just as much in love with her as Angus did. I loved her, every part of her. She is so impulsive and so scared, and I loved seeing her vulnerability.

Angus is honestly just as scared, but he won't admit it to himself and hides behind a grump exterior. It was lovely to see him soften around Fiona

I loved the romance and the intense chemistry between the characters. I loved how their perceptions of each other changed. But boy does Angus have some grovelling to do!

The Christmas Runaway delves into how messy families can be, and I liked the extra layer of complication it added to it all.

The highland setting felt almost like an extension of the characters, and I loved how the extremes of the weather forced their hands at time. There was a touch of forced-proximity and a hint of the forbidden too, which added to all of the feels. 

This was the perfect highland Christmas romance.

Their Snowbound Reunion by Elisabeth Hobbes

Oh, how my heart broke for Amy at the beginning!

This was just a perfect second-chance romance.

It has the cosiest of vibes and made me want to decorate the whole house and bake mince pies. As it was, I settled for buying some Christmas decorations from Etsy and putting the Birchwood Fire on Netflix on the telly.

I loved the way this story examined family and found family, and how love is something that can changed. I loved the sense of community and how everyone came together and supported each other even if they were in the dark about certain characters actions.

This has some of the cutest festive scenes ever, and I want so badly to pick holly to decorate the mantel and skate around on a frozen fountain. I have no doubt that I'd cut myself on the holly and come off with a lot of bruises from falling, but still. I really want to. There was something nostalgic about this book, and it felt even more so through Anthony's children.

Snow-Kissed Proposals by Jenni Fletcher & Elisabeth Hobbes

Jenni Fletcher is the award-winning author of 15 historical romances. She has been nominated for 4 RoNA Awards and won the LibertĂ  Books Shorter Romantic Novel Award in 2020. She lives in Yorkshire with her family and can be contacted via Twitter @JenniAuthor.

Elisabeth’s writing career began when she finished in third place in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest in 2013.  She was offered a two-book contract and consequently had to admit secret writing was why the house was such a tip.  She is the author of numerous historical romances with Harlequin Mills & Boon covering the Medieval period to Victorian England, and a Second World War romantic historical with One More Chapter. She lives in Cheshire because the car broke down there in 1999 and she never left.

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