I have a weakness for Christmas romance novels at this time of year. I read On the First Day of Christmas last week. It was a mediocre romance, but was an entertaining light read for a busy week.
This is why I should review books right away - I can't remember the lead man's name! Anyway, the lead man is a scrooge-like aristocrat of the ripe old age of 28. He is roped into boarding what he thinks is a young girl by a colleage that saved his life during the war. Rather expectantly, when Carin shows up, she is a beautiful 17-year old rather than a young child. Carin and her companion Meg also show up with Baby Partridge, a baby that they found abandoned at a posting house along the way. Through a series of mishaps, Carin continues to take in strays, which sorely tries the lead man's patience. He eventually finds his heart warmed by Carin's goodness and her good looks and the inevitable happy ending is found.