Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey

Carols and Chaos

A lady's maid and a valet become entangled in a yuletide counterfeiting scheme in this romantic Christmas YA adventure.1817. The happy chaos of the Yuletide season has descended upon the country estate of Shackleford Park in full force, but lady's maid Kate Darby barely has the time to notice. Between her household duties, caring for her ailing mother, and saving up money to someday own a dress shop, her hands are quite full. Matt Harlow is also ...

Details Carols and Chaos

TitleCarols and Chaos
Release DateOct 9th, 2018
PublisherSwoon Reads
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Holiday, Christmas

Reviews Carols and Chaos

  • Stacee
    I’ve been a fan of all of Cindy’s books, so I was eager to get to this one. I liked Kate and Matt. They’re both good and loyal people. I loved the pride in their jobs and ambition for more. There are a lot a lot a lot of other characters in this story and it took me a minute to realize it was a sort of continuation of the previous book. Plot wise, it was sort of a mess. For me there were too many moving parts, too many repetitive scenes, an...
  • Samantha Hastings
    This book is truly a holiday treat! I loved it from the first chapter with the bull.What I loved🎩❤🎩:1. The main character’s were servants and they were complex and interesting people, not simply place holders for their employers.2. The mystery, counterfeit coins and a missing footman...I had an inkling but I guessed only one thing right and that’s rare for me. I’m usually a much better guesser 😉3. Kate is a pretty, smart, and det...
  • Justine
  • Maureen Lubitz
    Carols and Chaos is a young adult historical fiction novel written by Cindy Anstey. I was very excited about the opportunity to read this book because I have enjoyed her three previous books. Carols and Chaos serves as a companion to Suitors and Sabotage, but each of the two books offers a very different perspective. Both books are set during the Regency era and both have young adults as their protagonists, but Suitors features members of the gen...
  • Amy A
    The holiday season is always filled with hustle and bustle, and things at Shackleford Park this year doubly so as they are welcoming the family of one of the ladies's betrothed. All Kate Darby can think about, as she helps her ladies prepare, is on seeing Matt Harlow once again as he's the valet to said betrothed gentleman. Even though they know nothing beyond flirting will ever work out for them, as they are employed by different families who li...
  • Libby
    Not exactly a sequel, this title follows the events in "Suitors & Sabotage", focusing on Matt and Kate, servants introduced in the previous book. While still a light, enjoyable romance for young teens, the below stairs viewpoint hints at darker subjects. However challenges are quickly smoothed over for a happy-ever-after ending. These hints left me wanting something more so I didn't find this as appealing as Anstey's other titles. Still well wort...
  • Sami
    A sweet Christmas confection with filled with dashing valets, high-spirited ladies maids, and a frothy and fantastic romance. Fans of Anstey's work will love the cameos of beloved characters, the chemistry of the two leads, and the contagious giddiness of holiday romance.
  • Cara
    This was a very cute (light) historical mystery/romance.
  • Laurel
    Sweet fluff.
  • Tonayo
    This was a feel-good romantic book. If you liked her other novels, you’ll like this one!
  • Lisa
    Absolutely delightful! Kate and Matt are very charming as are their friends and the setting is wonderful. I look forward to reading more from this author and hand selling this book.
  • Deranged Dreamer
    DNF at 21%. Just couldnt grab my attention. DNF at 21%. Just couldn´t grab my attention.
  • Carol R.
    Historical fiction, mystery, and romance, all rolled up in one! Recommend for fans of Charles Dickens' English life and Jane Eyre fans.
  • Elaine
    Thank you net galley for an advance copy of this novel. I have read all of this authors previous works and was excited to read this work. It was a sweet Christmas time romance set in regency times with a twist of counterfeit coin mystery to be solved. Some of the characters were in a previous work so that was delightful to see them again. I wished there was a bit more to this story in terms of character love interest development as that seemed mo...