A quick and smooth reading holiday story, Ella Quinn brings readers a lovely historic romance with a damsel in distress. Madeline, Comtess de Beaune was abducted and placed in an English brothel by a thoroughly distasteful man. A French citizen, Madeline is only wishing to return home, yet her chances seem slim.
Georges, the Marquis de Cruzy le Chatel has been spying for France for many years, with a life he has built in London. When he recognizes his childhood friend Madeleine, all of his protective instincts come to life. He decides to offer marriage to Madeline, and spirit her from London to her home in France in time for Christmas.
These two are developed with a solid backstory that has them arriving complete and allows their slowly developing relationship to grow as Georges takes a chance to woo his childhood friend. This is a short and action-packed story where the romance develops in a matter of pages, leaving readers with a smile and a quickly achieved happy ending, the perfect fit for those rushed moments between holiday errands when only a bit of happy escape will do.
Title: Madeline's Christmas Wish
Author: Ella Quinn
Genre: Historical Romance, Holiday Themed
Published by: Kensington
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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The bachelors in Ella Quinn’s Marriage Game series make a habit of resisting the irresistible. But during the season for giving, surrendering to temptation may be the greatest gift of all…
A French spy, Georges, Marquis Cruzy-le-Châtel, has lived in England for years, sacrificing his life for his country—but not his heart. For he’s never been able to forget his childhood friend, Madeleine. And now, in her hour of need, he is there to rescue her…
The victim of a ruthless statesman, Madeleine, Comtesse du Beaune, has been abducted and sent to England to work in a brothel. Her greatest wish is to return home for Christmas, and her only hope of it is to marry Georges—though she will be his wife in name alone. Yet as they steal across the snowy countryside, Georges decides to woo her—with kisses that melt the winter’s frost and leave her longing for a holiday miracle…
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.