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  • His Housekeepers Christmas Wish Lords of Disgrace #1
  • Louise Allen
  • English
  • 09 April 2017
  • 9780373298570

10 thoughts on “His Housekeepers Christmas Wish Lords of Disgrace #1

  1. says:

    Louise Allen is one of my favourite Mills and BoonHarleuin authors so I was pleased to see that she has a new series underway four books under the collective title of Lords of Disgrace of which His Housekeeper’s Christmas Wish is the first I admit that I rolled my eyes a bit at the name of the hero – Alex Tempest – who sounds like he belongs in a 1960s spy series; but otherwise this is a well written suitably heart warming

  2. says:

    Originally posted HEREI nearly skipped this one which was stupid because Louise Allen is one of my favourite historical romance writers I’m glad I got it because I really enjoyed it His Housekeeper’s Christmas Wish is smart funny historica

  3. says:

    35 stars

  4. says:

    Received this as a Goodreads giveawayEven though it was a Christmas themed book AND the heroine had even spent much of her life in a convent there was very little actual religion in it so it didn't come off as pr

  5. says:

    Good book Tess went to live with her aunt at a convent in Ghent when her parents died It wasn't a pleasant upbringing but her needs

  6. says:

    A deliciously fun readA timely Christmas story with just the right touch of sentimentality and humourOur hero Alexander Tempest Viscount Weybourn has locked off his emotions and been estranged from his family for many yearsOur heroine Tess Ellery is a delightful mix of gamine type wisdom with an innocence that sees through

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    The beginning was a little unbelievable but I understand that Ms Allen needed a way to introduce the Elements But after a hapless start I really enjoyed the story When Tess showed up at Alex's townhouse after being assaulted I was hooked She managed to hold on to her portmanteau the cat and also her dignity by beating off her attackersmy kind of gal to be sure even though a bit unlikely for the times What happen next wa

  8. says:

    Amazing what a bus trip will do to your readingAfter Tess Ellery leaves the convent in Ghent where she has been living for a while since her

  9. says:

    Wonderful StoryWhat a wonderful sweet story Louise Allen covers difficult issues in her books with such care and thought and this book had a number of such issues Tess Ellery a young woman brought up strictly in

  10. says:

    A little sweeter and treacle y stereotypical Harleuin category romance than Allen usually writes but enjoyable nonetheless The heroine was raised by nuns in Bruges and ends up through a series of coincidences working as the hero's housekeeper while teaching him to love Christmas and reunite with his semi estranged family As usual Allen keep

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His Housekeepers Christmas Wish Lords of Disgrace #1

'Tis the season for mischief Accidentally colliding with Tess Ellery on the icy streets of Ghent is definitely not how resolute bachelor Alexander Tempest Viscount Weybourn intended to s. Louise Allen is one of my favourite Mills and BoonHarleuin authors so I was pleased to see that she has a new series underway four books under the collective title of Lords of Disgrace of which His Housekeeper s Christmas Wish is the first I admit that I rolled my eyes a bit at the name of the hero Alex Tempest who sounds like he belongs in a 1960s spy series but otherwise this is a well written suitably heart warming and not too schmaltzy seasonal story about an impoverished young woman who brings festive cheer back into the life of a man who has been estranged from his family for ten years and seems likely to remain soOrphaned a decade earlier Tess Ellery has been brought up by the nuns at the convent in Ghent but following the death of her aunt Sister Boniface and since she does not want to take holy orders is being sent to a convent in England until she can be found suitable employment as a governess or companion She is on her way to the canal to catch the boat to Ostend when a man slips on the ice and accidentally careens into her knocking her down Her ankle is sprained and the gentleman who later introduces himself as Viscount Weybourn will not take no for an answer when he insists on carrying Tess through the streets of Ghent to an inn where he assures her her ankle will be tended to by a doctor In a brief scene we are introduced to the remaining three disgraces Grant Rivers Crispin de Feaux and Gabriel Stone whose obvious affection and easy friendship fascinates Tess who lacks anything that even vaguely resembles a familyDuring the journey to England Tess talks about how unlikely it is she will be able to find a position before Christmas and how lovely it would be to be able to spend such a special time with a family She asks Alex about his Yuletide plans and is disappointed when he curtly informs her that he doesn t see his family and that he plans to spend Christmas as he always does at his own home in London comfortably surrounded by good food good wine a pile of books and a bottle of brandyWhile they are travelling together Alex is becoming and intrigued by his little nun because Tess while her clothes are shabby and her circumstances unfavourable has obviously been well brought up He is also finding himself feeling unaccountably protective and worse attracted to her but she is most definitely off limits She s an innocent she s in his care and besides he has spent the last decade deliberately eschewing emotional attachments and isn t about to abandon that determination for the sake of a drab slip of a girlWhen it becomes impossible for Tess to remain at the convent in London Alex s protective instincts are immediately at war with his sense of propriety He wants to keep Tess safe but she can t live under the same roof as a young unmarried man so he arranges for her to go to stay with his housekeeper at her lodgings But when that lady becomes ill Tess returns to Alex s town house and takes charge of the household her goodness and lively nature very uickly winning over all the staff as she does soWhen Alex receives a letter from his mother begging him to return to his family home he is conflicted On the one hand during the last Christmas he spent at home he and his father had a blazing row which led to Alex vowing never to return On the other for his mother to be begging for his help means something must be wrong and in the end his conscience will not allow him to ignore her pleaI enjoyed the story which is sweet but not without its darker moments Tess bears the stigma of illegitimacy as well as that of the scandal of her parent s elopement and Ms Allen makes no bones about the perilous nature of her situation as a woman without friends or family She is an odd but engaging mixture of innocence and well perhaps not experience but definitely a kind of intuitive wisdom that enables her to see through the peripheries to the things that are really important It is perhaps a bit of a stretch to believe that with her convent upbringing she would be as willing as she is to give herself to Alex outside of marriage but Ms Allen has written her in such a way that her actions are in character and consistent with her love for Alex and her desire for his happinessAlex makes for a very attractive hero and is a genuinely good man upon whom circumstances forced self sufficiency at an early age Following the unfounded accusations thrown at him by his father he left Tempeston determined to make his own way in the world and worked hard both to earn his living and to wall off his emotions forcing himself not to care too much about his separation from home the family he loves He has cultivated a reputation as a man of imperturbable demeanour and I enjoyed the way Tess gradually gets under his skin and he allows her to see a side of him not normally shown to any other than his closest friendsLouise Allen has struck the right balance in this book between the love story and the need to include elements which make for a feel good Christmassy read without going overboard with the sugar The historical background may not be especially detailed but even so this is no wallpaper historical in which the characters are modern people dressed in long frocks and tight breeches The romance between Alex and Tess is allowed time to grow and the strength of their attraction is palpable I enjoyed His Housekeeper s Christmas Wish and will definitely be reading Grant s story in His Christmas Countess when it appears in December

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Tart the festive period He may have mistaken her for a nun but there's nothing innocent about his reaction to Tess's delicious curves When Tess is left stranded Alex is honor bound to ta. A deliciously fun readA timely Christmas story with just the right touch of sentimentality and humourOur hero Alexander Tempest Viscount Weybourn has locked off his emotions and been estranged from his family for many yearsOur heroine Tess Ellery is a delightful mix of gamine type wisdom with an innocence that sees through to the heart of thingsTess keeps rescuing the down trodden and uncared for from humans to animalsAnd the human she wants to rescue is the one who effectively knocked her off her feet and then continued to make assumptionsdratted man that were entirely off the mark and that led to Tess being Weybourn s temporary housekeeper Of course his staff love her and Tess guilessness worms it s way underneath Alexander s indifferent mask and into his heart Ah But things are never so simple as to immediately lead to a HEA The route is twisted and captures attention in this seasonal story that salutes the essence of ChristmasA NetGalley ARC

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Ke her homeas his housekeeper And despite his long held rule of spending Christmas alone Tess's vivacity soon has this brooding lord determined to make all her Christmas wishes come true. Amazing what a bus trip will do to your readingAfter Tess Ellery leaves the convent in Ghent where she has been living for a while since her parents died the last thing she expected to happen is for an aristocratic Englishman Alexander Tempest Viscount Weybourn to bowl her over and to damage her ankle but at least he offered to take her to a doctor who happens to be one of his friends When he doesn t wake her early enough for her transport to England he offers take her there himself but it s dangerous they are starting to feel something for each other and things get complicated when her sanctuary in England rejects her and she has to seek Weybourn out for helpThere she finds herself caught up in his life and they become attracted but can they survive his issues and her pastIt was a good read


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