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||:||336 pages|
Carols and Chaos Reviews
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**Carols and Chaos is a standalone young adult historical fiction by Cindy Anstey. Even though Carols and Chaos can be read as a standalone, it is set in the same time period and world as Cindy's previous novel, Suitors and Sabotage. This is the fourth book I have read by Ms. Anstey and I just adore them all! I know they are all going to be fabulous written and pure fun from start to finish. And Carols and Chaos was no ...more
DNF.... I've liked all of Cindy Anstey's books so far, but I'm 1/4 of the way into this one and I just don't care. I also love Fiona Hardingham as a narrator, but blech. I know the characters are servants, but I hate the accent she was doing... and did I mention I just didn't care for the characters? Cause I didn't care.
So I returned an Audible book for the first time ever. *shrug*
Reading this book immediately took me back to all of those hours binge-watching Downton Abbey (gah, I loved that show), I love the upstairs/downstairs drama. At the same time, it reminded me of Pride and Prejudice, specifically the Austen-era, which I also love and so I quickly became engrossed in this sweet story.
The characters are varied and fantastic. Kate is strong-willed, determined and unperturbed by most of the things thrown her way and Matt is the epitome of a true English gentleman.
Cute story, a bit ridiculous that so much would happen in such a small period of time but isn't that why it's called fiction? I enjoyed the fun very much.
This was a feel-good romantic book. If you liked her other novels, you’ll like this one!
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.
Carol and Chaos tell 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 just ...more
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 gentility whereas the two protagonists in Carols are ...more