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...
|Title||:||Carols and Chaos|
|Number of Pages||:||328 pages|
Carols and Chaos Reviews
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, and not nearly enough dialogue. When Kate are Matt are tog ...more
I have read Love, Lies, and Spies. I know it was a completely different book, but that was such a hooking story and narration. The amount of love going there was something that gets me to this day. That was why I was hoping for huge improvements over Carols and Chaos.
Carols and Chaos tells the story of a lady’s maid and a valet getting tangled to a coin counterfeiting. It sounds seriously engaging. And swoon worthy!
I can’t help but cringe a lot and feel mortified for the events that jus ...more
One of my favorites! I couldn't get into it at first because the language was challenging, but once I got used to that, I really enjoyed reading this romance.
This is a sweet old fashioned love story. I found it to be perfect as a Christmas read.
This was EVERYTHING I loved how the two main characters were so equal and nobody felt like the “dominant” or whatever in the relationship. Don’t get me wrong I love a good bad boy romance but this cutesy kind was refreshing
DNF after 50 pages.
I’ve read those same fifty pages twice and still had no clue what was going on.
I can see other people enjoying this but this book just wasn’t for me.
While not actually JAFF, the first 2/3 was basically downstairs JAFF. Or maybe regency Downton Abbey.
I've pretty much adored all of Cindy Anstey's previous works, and this book was no exception. I wish I'd realized that this was a companion to Suitors and Sabotage, though, so I could have re-read that book first and refamiliarized myself with the lords and ladies above stairs before setting out to solve this caper with characters from below stairs. This was a sweet romance full of Yuletide cheer, while also maintaining and air of mystery, and while it wasn't the most compelling of Anstey's book ...more