His Mistletoe Bride (The Stanton Family, #4) by Vanessa Kelly

His Mistletoe Bride (The Stanton Family, #4)

Blame It On The Mistletoe...When Major Lucas Stanton inherited his earldom, he never dreamed his property would include the previous earl’s granddaughter. Phoebe Linville is a sparkling American beauty, yes, but with a talent for getting into trouble. Witness the compromising position that forced them into wedlock. Whisked away to Mistletoe Manor, his country estate, it isn’t long before she is challenging his rules—and surprising him in an...

Details His Mistletoe Bride (The Stanton Family, #4)

TitleHis Mistletoe Bride (The Stanton Family, #4)
Release DateOct 1st, 2012
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Holiday, Christmas, Historical, Historical Fiction, Regency

Reviews His Mistletoe Bride (The Stanton Family, #4)

  • Lisa
    Phoebe Linville is delighted to finally be going to England to meet her long estranged grandfather. It caused much pain for her mother and she died without resolving the conflict from her marrying a Quaker and moving to America. Now Phoebe has the chance to put the past behind her and find some happiness with her English relatives. However, much to her disappointment, she is met with the news that her grandfather passed away during her voyage ove...
  • HR-ML
    England Oct- Dec. 1817. Marcus served in the Army x 14yrs and then became an earl. Marcus had a tense relationship w/ cousin Stephen, & they avoided each other, after they both loved the same faithless woman yrs prior. Marcus 'stole' her from this cous. Ultimately she wed a 3rdman! Phoebe, came to England from the US, to meet her estranged Grandpa, who died before she arrived. Phoebe's late parents raised her as a Quaker, butshe didn't always str...
  • Lena Diaz
    I am extremely fortunate to have been given an advance copy of His Mistletoe Bride, by one of my favorite historical romance authors, Vanessa Kelly. I thoroughly believe Vanessa could write about the phone book and make it an enthralling tale. Her writing style is smart, engaging, and sexy. Her descriptions are pure poetry. And she skillfully brings her characters to life with a mastery I envy as a fellow author, and admire and enjoy as a reader....
  • Janga
    ’ve been a Vanessa Kelly fan since I read an ARC of her debut book, Mastering the Marquess, which reminded me in many ways of my beloved traditional Regencies, which had all but disappeared at that point. One of the things I liked best was the strong, resourceful heroine who was also flawed and vulnerable. That has become the pattern of Kelly’s books, and it’s one of the reasons they are all favorites of mine. Phoebe is no exception. I love...
  • Mina De Caro (Mina's Bookshelf)
    Full review available on Mina's Bookshelf http://minadecaro.blogspot.com/2012/1...An ex- soldier who won't give up his warlike manners, let alone surrender his heart to love. A virtuous and strong willed Quaker who will need to cross the ocean to connect with her passionate nature and find a place she can really call "home". An arranged marriage and a quest for love. All wrapped in vivid and accurate descriptions of the Georgian England winter se...
  • Dottie
    A wonderfully romantic tale, great for the holidays or any time of year! Taken from my review at RomanceJunkies.com:Growing up in a Quaker household, Phoebe Linville’s one joy was the bedtime stories her mother told her of the fairies and sprites that roamed the green and gentle land of the old country. Her mother had been estranged from her English relatives after marrying a Quaker and moving to America, but she took comfort in telling the sto...
  • My Book Addiction and More MBA
    HIS MISTLETOE BRIDE by Vanessa Kelly is an wonderful holiday historical romance. Set in Regency England you can not go wrong by reading this fast paced,adventure filled,with a bit of seduction and a bit of holiday favorites story. Follow Major Lucas Stanton and Phoebe Linville,(an American Quaker), though their challenges of wedlock,seduction,a lot of surprises,holiday cheer,romance, and the challenges of love.The characters are engaging, witty,a...
  • Racheal Roberts
    I am having a really hard time finishing this book. Phoebe annoys the crap out of me!!
  • Shana Galen
    Perfect holiday reading!
  • TJ
    4.5/5.0For a complete review, visit Affair de Coeur magazine, Oct. 2012 issue.
  • Jennifer
    It was a cute book but i didn't really care for phoebe very much.
  • Ashley Brown
    i give this book 3.5 stars, closer to 4. I have been in reading stump and this is the first book that i have sat down and devoured in like 2-3 sittings. Im in the total mood for a holiday historical romance binge, (perfect pairing with hallmark movies playing on my tv 24-7) and this was a good start! my first by this author and even though i picked up book 4 in a series i felt like i wasn't missing any big story line. The heroine Phoebe is a Qua...
  • Nessa
    DNF.NO. I ALWAYS FIND MYSELF WANTING TO GIVE THIS AUTHOR A TRY BECAUSE AS MUCH AS I LIKE THE BLURB AND COVER??THE CHEMISTRY WAS STILTED AND RIGID...AM I READING FICTIONAL ROMANCE OR WHAT? I DONT NEED IT TO BE REAL, JUST SOMETHING THAT SWEEPS ME AWAY FROM SAID REALITY. HERO was distant and aloof, not in the way I like it. There's nothing loveable about him or gets my heart racing. His perspective towards the heroine felt like an obligation that he...
  • Juliewheatcox.Net
    I liked this story overall. There were just some scenes that didn’t ring true to the character/s involved.In particular, the ballroom scene, where Mr. Church (?) should have had his nose broken.The flirting scene with the doctor’s wife where his aunt should have taken Lucas to task for bad behavior in front of his new bride.The romance was steamy which made up for some of the problems. There were just too many times I wanted to shake some sen...
  • Luz Trevino
    It was an okay read for me. There were times when both MCs would drive me a little crazy. The romance between seemed forced and the how they fell in love with each other was a surprise for me. They were rarely in agreement about anything. The only place they seemed to have chemistry was in the bedroom.
  • Sandra Hicks
    Great readI had loved Vanessa Kelly's writing as long as when her first book came out that I could get my hands on.....every time her stories get better An d better. I just scored this story An d fully recommend it to all.
  • Stacie Marquart
    Great read. Loved it.
  • Lisa Jo
    If you are looking for an engaging and riveting read for this holiday season, pick up Vanessa Kelly's HIS MISTLETOE BRIDE. Romance readers will be delighted to discover a beautiful story about a most unlikely couple.Phoebe Linville is leaving her stifling Quaker lifestyle to travel across the ocean to England in order to finally be united with her grandfather. Eager at the chance to finally meet her mother's family, she can't help but pray they l...
  • Susan
    This was a really fun book. Phoebe is the daughter of an American Quaker father and and English earl's daughter. The marriage caused her mother to be estranged from her family. Both of her parents have died and Phoebe is living with her Quaker half brother and his family when she receives a letter from her grandfather inviting her to England. Phoebe is happy to go, as she feels that she doesn't quite fit in with her brother's family. She arrives ...
  • Meredith
    Originally posted on The Librarian Next Door:Phoebe Linville had no idea what to expect when she arrived in England. After leaving her family behind in New Jersey, she’s eager to finally meet her maternal grandfather. But her arrival in London comes with unexpected news: her grandfather passed on weeks before she arrived and, on his death bed, he expressed his fervent wish for her to marry his heir, Major Lucas Stanton. Though Lucas initially h...
  • Ashley
    Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars
  • Nish
    This was a good story to read overall. I enjoyed reading about Lucas Stanton, the issue he had with Silverton and his struggle to transition from Major to Earl. What I did not enjoy was the heroine. I could not relate to Phoebe's thought processes, reactions and actions. The whole premise of her leaving America was that she could not fit in the Quaker world of Philadelphia. She was too impulsive and free-spirited for those beliefs. However, throu...
  • Megan
    Rating: 3.5 Out Of Stars After a long journey to England to finally meet and live with grandfather, Phoebe Linville is sad to learn that her grandfather died a little before the journey started. When Major Lucas Stanton, the new Lord Merritt, delivers the unfortunate news he also gives Phoebe a letter to her from her grandfather she learns that his last denying wish was for Lucas to marry her and her remain in England and away from her miserable ...
  • Melody May (What I'm Reading)
    Also on http://sillymelody.blogspot.comYAY! Another Christmas book knocked down! That's right I'm making progress. Anyways, I just finished a charming and unique story, His Mistletoe Bride by Vanessa Kelly. Here's what makes the story unique:Born in America, Phoebe Linville had been summon to meet her grandfather, the Earl of Merritt and get to know her English relatives. I know what your thinking, that's not very unique, come on we have read ple...
  • Ashley F
    I usually do not read historicals and I'm not really sure why. Well that is not entirely true. I used to read historicals and got sick of being bogged down by the setting. They began to run together of lists of clothing and ways the world was different 150 years ago. It became less about the romance and more about the chamber pots and inappropriate behaviors of ladies. I found I could but 150 pages+ out and the story would not change at all!So na...
  • Chelsey Wolford
    Oh how I love the holidays! Especially spending them with characters like Phoebe and Lucas at a place called Mistletoe Manor. Their story joins them after the passing of Phoebe’s grandfather and Lucas’ inheritance of, well……Phoebe. These two make an enjoyable, yet unlikely, couple and I do not think that the backdrop could have been any more engaging. I was immediately interested in their entire story and was ready to see how it all playe...
  • Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks
    When Quaker, Phoebe Linville is summoned by her maternal grandfather to England to live, she is arrives to to find her grandfather has just passed away. Retired- soldier, Major Lucas Stanton has inherited the earldom from Phoebe's grandfather. The deceased earl made Lucas promise to take care of Phoebe in any way he possibly can, which could include marriage to the seemingly plain woman. There is much more to Phoebe than meets the eye as Lucas fi...
  • Natasja
    His Mistletoe Bride by Vanessa Kelly was a great read, I always enjoy reading a holiday spirit novel and this one was no exception. I loved the fact that she used Mistletoe as the manor’s name and that some of the servants had the surname Christmas.I’m fortunate to have been given the opportunity to read this copy of His Mistletoe Bride by this author for an honest review. This was my first historical novel that I read by Vanessa Kelly and I ...
  • A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
    *Book source ~ Many thanks to Kensington for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.Phoebe Linville has crossed the ocean from Philadelphia to London to meet her estranged English side of the family, the Stantons. When her mother married her Quaker father, her grandfather, the Earl of Merritt disowned his only daughter. After the Earl’s son died he tried to make amends with his daughter only to find she had died some years ear...
  • Cocktails and Books
    Phoebe raised as a Quaker and not having a sense of belonging. When she gets a letter from her grandfather on her mother's side inviting her to come stay with him, she jumpsat the chance. Hoping to find acceptance and belonging, that her life was absent from since the death of her parents.Lucas, felt like he belonged in the army. So when his distant relation Lord Merritt died and he became the new Lord Merritt he felt very out of place not really...