Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish by Grace Burrowes

Grace Burrowes is a new author and this is her third book out -- so far, I have not been disappointed with any of her works.

Lady Sophie is younger sister to Gayle, Devlin and Valentine -- it's Christmas and she hasn't found her Christmas spirit.

She devices a plan to delay her travel to their family seat -- hoping that the few days alone would be enough time for her to find herself and to make sense of her despondence.

She never finds the quiet she needs because she unexpectedly comes into custody of a small baby boy.

Vim is also on his way home -- he is detained in London because of a snow storm. He sees the bewildered young lady trying to manage a small baby and offers his help.

Vim and Sophie are kindred souls -- they are both trying to make sense of the Christmas season when they are both derailed from their plans. They treat their time together as a respite from their true selves and responsibilities -- and end up discovering what it was they wanted for themselves.

I love the love between Vim and Sophie -- it is very comfortable and very intimate. It is not an instensely-heated passion or insane lust. One of my favorite moments in the book was when Vim ends up asleep in Sophie's bed after taking his turn with the baby.

They both knew that their "escape from reality" would not last so they savor the time they have together -- what they did not expect was how much they still wanted each other when they went back to the "real" world.

There were some vague parts in the story -- was Sophie a virgin? If she wasn't, what happened to her? I also think the publishers mixed up the release of this book and Valentine's book (The Virtuoso) -- in Sophie's book, it supposes that Valentine's story is already finished ... it was a bit confusing when they were referring to bits of Valentine's story --

On the whole, this was a wonderful story -- I'm glad Burrowes has one more book coming out this year. (The Virtuoso) I'm really excited for what she has in store for 2012!


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