A Holly and Ivy Affair by Sandra Sookoo

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When all else fails, sometimes it’s up to fate to arrange a romance.

It’s Boxing Day as well as his ducal parents’ wedding anniversary, and Graham Ivy—Lord Bonham—is stuck at a Christmastide house party. He hasn’t been bothered with settling down or finding a bride, for he’s had too much fun playing the rogue in London, but when a mysterious, pretty, stranger arrives at Ivy Castle during a celebration ball, he might just change his mind.
Miss Arabella Holly is in a spot of bother. Her travelling coach broke a wheel on the muddy roads, and in desperate need of assistance, she walks a few miles until she reaches the Duke of Whittington’s doorstep. Surely the occupants of the castle will assist in her quest to flee the clutches of a horrible man who wishes to claim her hand in marriage thanks to her father losing everything at the gaming tables.
A series of events that smack of intrigue or a bit of theatric fiction worthy of Drury Lane catches Graham and Arabella up in its vortex. Staying two steps ahead of the lecherous lord who wants to take her away provides thrills but falling tip over tail into love at first sight is much more exciting. As the Holly and Ivy affair comes to a head, Graham offers the ultimate way to fix the problem, much to the shock and delight of his whole family.

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  • Publisher:New Independence Books
  • Date:2021-11-16
  • Subject:Home for the Holidays series,Regency romance,Christmas romance,holiday romance,sweet romance,family,duke,humor,love at first sight,cat,Sandra Sookoo,historical romance,England,Hallmark style
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Table of Content

  • 1. Copyright Page
  • 2. Special Acknowledgement | Angie E., your support, encouragement, and faith in me as well as my writing never fails to keep me going. I’m so glad we’re friends!
  • 3. Blurb
  • 4. Prologue
  • 5. Chapter One
  • 6. Chapter Two
  • 7. Chapter Three
  • 8. Chapter Four
  • 9. Chapter Five
  • 10. Interlude
  • 11. Chapter Six
  • 12. Chapter Seven
  • 13. Chapter Eight
  • 14. Chapter Nine
  • 15. Chapter Ten
  • 16. Epilogue
  • 17. The End | If you enjoyed this book, please leave a review. To find out how the series started, read The Folly of Caroling.
  • 18. Regency-era romances by Sandra Sookoo
  • 19. Author Bio
  • 20. Stay in Touch

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Kiley O
Kiley O

A Holly and Ivy Affair, Book 4 (and final one) of the Home for the Holidays series, was about Graham Ivy, Lord Bonham, the youngest child of the Duke and Duchess of Whittington, and Miss Arabella Holly, the daughter of Squire Morgan of Oxfordshire. Side Note: You'd think the author would know the ages of her own characters since she was the one who created them. In the first three books, Letty's daughter, Lucy, was said to be a precocious five-year-old little girl. So, with one day separating the ending of Book 3 and the beginning of this 4th book, Lucy was now six years old?! Seriously? Did we do a time warp into the following year and were now reading a book that was written a year later? Not according to the Duke and Duchess! they were still celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary. Graham, the younger, more conceited of the four Ivy siblings (and that's saying something when compared to Stephen), enjoyed being the rogue of London and felt wasted in the country. Arabella, on the run from her disgrace of a father and a lecherous lord who had forced her father to pay his gambling debts by making her marry the blaggard, arrived at the home of the Ivy's during their Boxing Day ball, much in disarray after having to walk several miles in the mud and rain after the carriage she was in broke an axle. Asking the Duke of Whittington and his family for asylum, she found them more than willing to aid her...especially Graham who, upon first sight of her, fell under her spell. When the man who had purchased her father's debts showed up at the Duke's home, he showed legal proof that Arabella did, in fact, have to marry him due to the contracts signed by him and her father, much to the distress of Graham and his family. The storyline of this book was a touch unrealistic and farfetched, even for fiction. There was no time for chemistry, romance, or passion to develop between the two main characters, and for a duke to interfere with legal matters in such a way was pure drivel. The emotions were bland and, although there was a touch of angst and drama, it was as if it were happening to others and not to those involved because they showed little to no attention to the circumstances that surrounded them. No humor, no real interaction with other characters. It was a very understated novel that was worse than lackluster. It was a dead bore from start to finish. Definitely not worthy of even a two-star rating.

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