Monday, December 7, 2020

BOOK REVIEW- The Widow's Christmas Surprise (The Widows' Club Book 5) by [Jenna Jaxon] *


The death of her husband has thrown Lady Maria Kersey’s future into doubt—and her heart into the arms of a man she cannot have. But Christmas with the Widows’ Club will bring choices—and surprises--that may change all her holidays to come . . .
Maria just gave birth to her first child, a beautiful daughter—but the event is shrouded in sorrow.  A month earlier, Maria’s husband, Lord Kersey, was killed in a duel under compromising circumstances. Worse, Maria’s failure to provide a male heir has stripped her of any hope of an inheritance. Scorned by the ton, one of her few allies is her late husband’s steward, Hugh Granger. Hugh is everything her husband was not—warm, charming—and penniless. . . . 
Hugh has fallen desperately in love with Maria, but has little to offer but comfort. As their attraction becomes impossible to resist, Maria flees to London to spend Christmas with her dearest friends, a group of widows who lost their own husbands in the Battle of Waterloo. Little does she know the holidays will reveal a twist of fate she never expected—proving that the greatest Christmas gift is the magic of true love . . .


The  main characters  had potential.  And yes, they are attracted to each other despite their circumstances.  And Hugh really was a kind man.  Maria seemed immature to me and at times she made me shake my head.

 There are people working against them, of course, who have their own motives for advancement. 

One person who annoyed the heck out of me was Jane (Lady John) who was Maria's cousin.  She was a nagging prig.  She had helped Maria a lot but she just never seemed to let up when it came to status and do's and don't for Maria. 

I'm sorry to say that this book just didn't pull me in as I had hoped.  Although the eBook cover and book  information originally did.


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