For Christmas, Kirkland Fleming, Earl of Copeland, promises his guests a fortnight of eating, drinking, and hunting ghosts at Broomhill Hall. Though he fears his ill health may soon turn him into a ghost himself, he hopes to find a pleasurable diversion in holiday cheer. But icy roads prevent his guests from arriving—all but the one he did not invite…
Though the beautiful Miss Belinda Walcott has arrived for her own mysterious purpose, the magic of the season soon casts a spell on them both…one that may even be strong enough to revive Kirkland’s flagging Christmas spirit.
I wasn’t going to review this book but after a chat with my husband I decided I should. The reason I wasn’t going to review it, is because it just isn’t a Traditional Regency Romance – but as my husband pointed out, it is being marketed as a ‘Regency Romance’.
So, to save everyone time and money (which is what I try and achieve with my reviews) I’ll say right up front – this book is more along the lines of a paranormal historical novel with some romantic elements than a Traditional Regency Romance. It’s difficult to know if it is even set in the ‘Regency era’ and certainly there’s no inclusion of the traditional Regency elements though the hero is at least an Earl.
The story itself is written well enough and the twist at the end is intriguing and you’ll probably want to go back and re-read certain bits as a result (at least I did!) But ultimately if like me, you’re a lover of Traditional Regency Romances then I do not recommend the book. However, if you’re more interested in a paranormal romance then certainly do give it a try.