Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrowes

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is my favorite Christmas novel, but my secret favorite genre of Christmas novels is the regency Christmas romance. I read at least one each year, although sometimes I have a hard time finding them at the store or library. I was more than a little excited to be able to review Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrowes.

Vim has traveled around the world to try to forget an unpleasant Christmas memory. After receiving letters detailing his aunt and uncle’s decline, he is finally traveling home this Christmas to visit. At least he starts to travel home, but is stuck in London due to a huge snowstorm. He helps out a young woman with a crying infant at an inn, only to discover that the baby has been abandoned and the woman knows nothing about children.

Putting his knowledge about babies (obtained from helping with his younger half-siblings) to use, Vim accompanies the young woman, Sophie home. They are trapped together alone through the snowstorm raising a young baby. Romance blossoms, but both are not quite being truthful to each other. Especially as Sophie is a Lady and Vim is a Lord. Once Sophie’s three elder brothers arrive, Sophie and Vim have to understand the past and themselves before they can move on to the future.

I thought Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish was a good Christmas romance novel. It was very romantic and it kept me guessing throughout. What exactly was Vim’s secret? How will the two get back together? I also always love a good story with an abandoned baby being rescued. And a hero that loves children? How can Sophie not love him! It was also great that the Windham family is involved from Grace Burrowes best-selling novel, The Heir. It was great to see favorite characters again, but this story is also a stand-alone novel so one does not need to have read any of the other Windham books.  My only negative was that I had a hard time believing that Sophie would be left home alone in the ducal manor although she is the ripe old age of 27.

Overall, I enjoyed Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish. It was an enjoyable Christmas regency romance. It is the perfect book to read and relax with when you are stressed out by the holiday season.

Tomorrow (Friday December 2nd) is the last day to enter the giveaway to win one of two copies of Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrowes, sponsored by Sourcebooks. Giveaway details are located at this post (see also the right sidebar), but also leave a comment on this post with your email for an extra chance to win. Don’t let this entertaining Christmas romance slip through your fingers!

Book Source: Review Copy from Sourcebooks. Thank-you!


  1. Laura, this sounds like a perfect romance to read at this time of year. Thanks for a lovely review!

  2. You are right, this does sound good and I am a sucker for the orphan baby bit. Regency novels are some of my favs and this one has my name.

    Thanks for the review and the giveaway opportunity.

  3. I just love Grace Burrowes voice, so this one hit the spot for me perfectly!