A Drakenfall Christmas by Geralyn Corcillo
Book Blurb: In the spring, Mark and Maisy fell in love in the story “Upstairs, Downstairs … and the Lift in Between.” Months later, the magic of Drakenfall is still in the air, and spiced with cinnamon and mistletoe as Mark and Maisy welcome guests and get involved in kerfuffles with staff as they celebrate their first Drakenfall Christmas together.
In an uncharacteristic turn, unflappable house manager Glynis Ferry seems to be getting her duster ruffled every time she catches sight of Shaun Fletcher, the new head groomsman. And Pippa Taylor, a whirling dervish of a domestic, works below stairs to make the magic happen for everyone else, but will there ever be enough magic left over for her? There will if most worthy valet Kafi Cholo has anything to say about it, as he tries to spin holiday magic every which way. But his best laid plans always seem to go awry, even with Maisy helping out as his faithful sidekick.
But what about his grandest of schemes, set to take flight at the Drakenfall Christmas Ball? He’s depending on guest Jamie Tovell, who’s depending on guest Lea Sinclair. And even if everything goes off without a hitch, will the secret Maisy’s been hiding from Mark all season pop up at the most inopportune moment to set everything asunder? It’s a Drakenfall Christmas … topsy turvy, but generously sprinkled with laughter and lavishly frosted with romance.
A Drakenfall Christmas was written in a slightly different writing style than I’m used to seeing from Corcillo. It wasn’t your classic romantic comedy, but was more of a heart-warming women’s fiction novel with a humorous tone. This story was thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable and I highly recomend adding it to your holiday reading TBR list.
I love the story that Corcillo wrote for us and I must say it put me in the holiday spirit! I saw a review that said this book reminded the reader of Love Actually, and that’s so true! There were many relationships and friendships woven throughout, and they all interconnected to create a truly lovely, heart-warming holiday story. I loved all the romantic relationships that developed and the fun surprises throughout. Hands down another great read by Corcillo. Clever, cute and completely charming!
5/5 stars for a lovely holiday romance novel
I received a complimentary Advanced Review Copy from the author. All opinions are 100% my own.
About the Author – Geralyn Corcillo
When she was a kid in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Geralyn Vivian Ruane Corcillo dreamed of one day becoming the superhero Dyna Girl. So, she did her best and grew up to rescue animals and constantly pick up litter. At home, she loves to kick back by watching black & white movies, British mysteries, and the New York Giants. Corcillo lives in a drafty old house in Hollywood with her husband TV writer Ron, a guy who’s even cooler than Kip Dynamite.
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