KINDLE [Carols and Chaos] Author Cindy Anstey
N she should let her daughter do her job and be proud of her sons accomplishments nstead of bugging Kate to come help her all the time The housekeeper Latin for Children Primer a DVDs Chant CD is unrealistically sympathetic Kate s friend Maries constantly cranky without good reason She just got promoted to ladies maid what does she have to complain about She s a good friend to Kate though n her own way The butler s properly rude and snooty He sn t a likable character but he may be the most realistic of all the servantsThis story Brazilian Surrender is unusual ast focuses only on the points of view of downstairs characters but we do get to meet the upstairs family None of them seemed realistic The young ladies and gentlemen would have been raised to accept their stations and their preordained roles A young man of aristocratic birth would NOT be an architect A younger son would join the navy the army the law or the church A young lady giving art lessons would be beyond the pale No young lady wanted to work for a living They re all so kind and nice to the servants even when the footman runs off I think t s a bit of a stretch that they would have a search party out except that there s a second crime that may have led to Johnny s disappearance and the Home Office wants to catch who s responsible Find Johnny find the villains All Godforsaken Idaho in allt s a nice pleasant forgettable story I believe this author s books are not for me or for the true Regency aficionados However Und Nietzsche weinte if you enjoyed Downton Abbey and the unrealisticdealized world that story s set n you will probably enjoy this novel I ve pretty much adored all of Cindy Anstey s previous works and this book was no exception I wish I d realized that this was a companion to Suitors and Sabotage though so I could have re read that book first and refamiliarized myself with the lords and ladies above stairs before setting out to solve this caper with characters from below stairs This was a sweet romance full of Yuletide cheer while also maintaining and air of mystery and while Peer Support Handbook for the Police Officer it wasn t the most compelling of Anstey s books thus far I still foundt charming A lovely read for this time of year I have read Love Lies and Spies I know The Devil's Double Buch, Deutsch Ausgabe: Ich war Saddams Sohn it was a completely different book but that was such a hooking story and narration The amount of love going there was something that gets me to this day That was why I was hoping for hugemprovements over Carols and Chaos Carols and Chaos tells the story of a lady s maid and a valet getting tangled to a coin counterfeiting It sounds seriously engaging And swoon worthyHoweverI can t help but cringe a lot and feel mortified for the events that just happened here The beginning seemingly was not that engaging at all The narration was tolerable And as t goes t diminished but halfway through B is for Buckeye: An Ohio Alphabet it became staggeredThe dialogue was what made me feel embarrassed I read through and between the lines I see that theres a strong chemistry that Angriff The German Attack On Stalingrad In Photos isn t forced upon But whenever they open their mouth and goes on banter with each other I couldn t brush off the feeling of forcingt way too muchEspecially when they were getting close n their hunt for the culprit and when they are nteracting with the culprit I can only take much I wanted to abandon t And pick up another romance read The nteracting among these gentlemen and lady was horrid It was unnatural and contrived The setting was exceptional I love that s set out n the past n an older time I get to see and "feel these places of how t was then And that t gives a romantic touch I like that "these places of how t was then And that t gives a romantic touch I like that of t There Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now is an undeniable chemistry between the two lovebirds and I love the ending and the ending alone It was worth swooning over however the thing I mentioned above happened I hope that there were changes that had gone through with the finished copy I received a complimentary copy through NetGalley All views and opinions are my own and don t necessarily reflect the author the author s work the publisher nor any other group of people nor receive any monetary compensation for doing this review Reading this bookmmediately took me back to all of those hours binge watching Downton Abbey gah I loved that show I love the upstairsdownstairs drama At the same time Guns of Arizona: A Land Where Legends Are Made it reminded me of Pride and Prejudice specifically the Austen era which I also love and so I uickly became engrossedn this sweet storyThe characters are varied and fantastic Kate Bitter Creek Posse: A tale of the Old West is strong willed determined and unperturbed by most of the things thrown her way and Matts the epitome of a true English gentlem. Etween her household duties caring for her ailing mother and saving up money to someday own a dress shop her hands are uite full Matt Harlow Dárek z pravé lásky: 12 zimních políbení is also rather busy He's performing double duty acting as valet for both of the Steeple brothers two of the estate's holiday guests Fallingn love wou.
Cindy Anstey ê 5 reviewAnTheir fast paced romance Bulls and Burglars is full of fun and flirtation but entangled with elements of drama and danger that keep the plotntriguing and moving forward Carols and Chaos Rambles Around Folkestone: And Other Special Articles (Classic Reprint) is a sweet lighthearted Christmas read thats perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and Austen novels As an aside After reading this book I noticed that The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel it s a spin off from one of the author s other books Suitors and Sabotage but I didn t at any point feel as though I d missed anything by not readingt so I m happy to say that this can be read as a standalone For my fellow Downton Abbey and Jane Austen enthusiasts I could not think of a perfect book to get you Stevie into the holiday spirit CAROLS AND CHAOSs an absolutely charming story with characters you ll fall madly n love with and a delicious sprinkling of mystery and adventure DNF at 50%Honestly I just couldn
T CARE LESS FOR THESE CHARACTERS AND I WAScare less for these characters and I was bored even through listening to the audiobook so byeeeeeeee Mini review Minor spoilersDNFTrigger Warning None till the point I readI have read the author s debut and enjoyed t I was excited to dive nto another book by this author Unfortunately I didn t enjoy tThe beginning really confused me For some reason I thought she ran Heaven's Garden into an employee and not an actual bull The humor wasn t funny either I simply lostnterestI do recommend This was a personal thing and I have a feeling other s will enjoy Moving into Meditation: A 12-Week Mindfulness Program for Yoga Practitioners it When I was looking for a holiday listen I was tickled to see this offered and jumped at the chance for a suspenseful dipnto the Regency world below stairs during Yuletide The gentry are about their revels and so are the servants until a footman goes missing and a fake coin turns up n the nearby market townCarols and Chaos turned out to be "a follow up companion novel to Suitors and Sabotage though now the "follow up companion novel to Suitors and Sabotage though now the heads below stairs for a valet and lady s maid to get their own romantic adventure It probably would have had meaning f I d listened to the first book but this one was still an engaging standaloneIt Erlebtes Bauen Ost-Berlin 1959 Bis 1989: Fotografien Von Gisela Stappenbeck is December 1817 and Shackleford Parks hosting a houseparty Keep Smiling Through involving Miss Imogene s fiance and his family Imogene s lady s maid Kate Darbys excited to welcome along with her mistress guests Matt Harlow Ben Steeples valet Before they can barely get up a flirtation Matt s friend Johnny gets swindled with a fake coin when a red headed stranger bought his ring and then when he goes looking for The Man Johnny Disappears In Between Taking Care Of Her man Johnny disappears In between taking care of her her duties to her lady the estate Yuletide festivities and thoughts of Matt Kate Strange Travelers: New Selected Stories is bustling about Matt and Kate do their best around their duties to find Johnny and start fearing the worstThe lavish historical backdrop and attention to authenticity was fabulous It was an engaging look of life below stairs during the holiday season and how lifen the serving class was conducted The mystery wasn t that difficult though there were some good surprises and suspenseful momentsThe set up of Miss Darby's Duenna introducing the situation at Shackleford Kate s life as a local girl with family complications and then the addition of the guests at the estate all made this one start slow and keep to that slower pace until near the end when things leapednto dangerKate and Matt were adorable and I was cheering for them to find a way to be together though they were Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses for Every Type of Body in service at two different houses and as servants had to be careful about their reputations and keep their growing feelings hidden They bantered and flirted but also made a good team There was a charm to their sweet Christmas romanceFiona Hardingham did a bang up job as a narrator for a cast of characters thatncluded men and women and different classes She even did varying degrees n the servant s class to reflect their class structure too Some of her male voices were somewhat pinched but I did enjoy her storytelling voice and her sense of tone and pacing I would definitely listen to of her workAll n all this first time with a new to me author was a big success I enjoyed dipping nto her Regency world and want to experience This s marked as YA but I think adult historical romance fans would appreciate this one tooMy thanks to Listening Library for the opportunity to listen to this book n exchange for an honest review Rating 4 StarsI expected this book to be a cutesy light read with all the mushy sappy feels but I did not expect t to have less mush and thrills and dramaticsWill review just need to catch up on some other reviews before returning to this one. Ld be a disaster for either of them But staving off their feelings for each other becomes the least of their problems when a devious counterfeiting scheme reaches the gates of Shackleford Park and Kate and Matt are unwittingly swept up The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied: April–September 1833 in thentrigue A companion book to Suitors and Sabotage. I ve been a fan "Of All Of Cindy S "all of Cindy s so I was eager to get to this one I liked Kate and Matt They re both good and loyal people I loved the pride n their jobs and ambition for There are a lot a lot a lot of other characters California, Dreaming of Love (50 U.S. States Romance Novel Series) in this story andt took me a minute to realize
it was a sort of continuation of the previous book Plot wise t was sort of a mess For mewas a sort of continuation of the previous book Plot wise t was sort of a mess For me were too many moving parts too many repetitive scenes and not nearly enough dialogue When Kate are Matt are together and talking the story came alive Sadly those scenes were short and a lot of the time was spent No Will of My Own: How Patriarchy Smothers Female Dignity Personhood in their heads as each day dreamed about the other Overallt was a cute story but Armagnac: The Definitive Guide To France's Premier Brandy it dragged than the other books And while I was curious to see howt played out sadly I was bored as well Huge thanks to Swoon Reads for providing the arc free of charge Kate Darby s looking forward to Christmas of 1817 Shackleford Park s hosting visitors both upstairs and down and they are also hosting a dinner for the staff and their families Kate has much to do and falling Bullwinkle and Rocky in loves not on the agenda but Mr Ernest and Ben Steeple bring along their footman Johnny and handsome valet Matt Harlow Matt really liked Kate when they met before and Kamus Bahasa Indonesia is eager to renew their acuaintance A romances frowned upon Pandora Gets Lazy in Shackleford Park and Matt also has plans for the future Matt s friend Johnnys eager to The School of Hard Knocks: Combat Leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces impress Camille LaPierre a ladies maid but he lacks money to buy her little sisters a gift When he sells his worthless ring and receives only counterfeit coinsn return Johnny René Lévesque is furious He s determined to find the man who cheated him and get his ring back The villagers don t take kindly to strangers asking uestions but Johnnynsists When he fails to return home Matt s worried Everyone else assumes Johnny s sleeping off a hangover somewhere but Matt thinks his formerly wayward friend has reformed The longer Johnny Standby Nurse is gone the Matt worries Only Kate believes him and together they set out to find the missing footmanThe first third of this books really slow and failed to capture my attention I didn t know the characters from Suitors and Sabotage and I really didn t buy Decolonising the Mind into the romance Why does Matt like Kate so much before they even meet again and why does she falln love with him so uickly I don t really know aside from physical attraction The romance aspect was just boring When the mystery Honningfellen is finally set up the book getsnteresting I did figure out where Johnny was but not the rest of مرجع کاربردی متدولوژی RUP: برای تولید و توسعه سیستم های نرم افزاری it The plot moved along at a uick pace after that and I enjoyed the mystery than the romance Historically speaking the story should have or could have been setn Victorian times or Edwardian times and been the same I didn t get much Regency history Verbotene Küsse in der Halbzeit in this story Its set at Christmas and Wormwood Mire includes some of the Christmas traditions of the period but the Christmas celebrations were secondary to the plot I would have liked time spent on the historical details and period correct language The writing styles just too simplistic for me The characters are pretty flat I liked Kate well enough She s determined to make a better future for herself and her mother but not single minded She s kind and sympathetic to her mother s loneliness ssues Kate s also a good listener and trusts Matt s nstincts about his friend Kate seems well known and liked n the village Matt s a nice person and has the same goal as Kate but romance seems mpossible given their situations I don t really like the way Matt flirts and teases Kate but she accepts Russian Empire: Space, People, Power, 1700-1930 it and respondsn kind If you like flirty banter you ll love Matt If the characters had been better developed I may have liked them both better Johnny The Gold Letter is a stereotypical young footman He wasnto gambling and other bad things when he was younger but Matt believes Johnny has reformed It s sad that Johnny s reputation meant no one believed he was Saved by a Wolf (Paranormal Erotica, in danger Johnnys brash and stupid at times He rushes Biking the Arizona Trail: The Complete Guide to Day-Riding and Thru-Biking in without thinking I don t believe he loves Camille but just wants her attention because she s beautiful and has a good job The villains are truly villainous I was shocked at the level of violencen this young adult novel One villain n particular can not be right n the head They are truly sadistic and enjoy hurting people One Marriage a la Mode: Three Centuries of Wedding Dress is level headed and practical and the others greedy I really didn t like Kate s mother Dame Darby She s manipulative and doesn t appreciate all the help her sons give her I found her unrealistic for the time period For a lower class woma. A lady's maid and a valet become entangled Crepúsculo in a yuletide counterfeiting schemen this romantic Christmas YA adventure1817 The happy chaos of the Yuletide season has descended upon the country estate of Shackleford Park n full force but lady's maid Kate Darby barely has the time to notice .