About The Book:
Odette Goodson lives with her grandmother in the beautiful Cheshire County. This Christmas she wishes for caroling, snow, sleigh rides, plum pudding, and a lit yule log, with friends and neighbors all around. Her matchmaking grandmother wishes for her to marry the Marquis of Wilmington. She’s heard only unflattering things about him. To her grandmother’s consternation, Mr. Wardly shows up on a country lane, a man who seems to be everything the Marquis is not.
Henry Wardly, the Marquis of Wilmington, arrives from the East Indies in Cheshire County six months after his mother’s funeral. Mourning her loss, with a new shipping line at stake, and his own estate to salvage, responsibilities in Cheshire county frustrate him and slow his progress. But he cannot help but be jolly at Christmas time particularly after he runs into the lovely Miss Odette Goodson. Things grow complicated when she confuses him for a gentleman farmer and has shown nothing but disdain for the heretofore unknown Marquis.
Grandmother Amelie Laurent Goodson will work her matchmaking magic, but will it be enough to overcome the strong prejudice in Odette’s preconceived notions or the immediacy of Henry’s needs to be in London?
A sleigh ride kiss by Jen Geigle Johnson was a sweet holiday novella featuring a mistaken identity trope. The characters likable and the Christmas preparations mentioned throughout this story added a Holiday feel. I loved the fact that at a certain point in the novella another character is brought into the truth of the circumstances and advice is granted. Mistaken identities can be tough to navigate without copious amounts of lying, however this author handled things well and I was happy with how Henry conducted himself in the situation. This book had a few moments of conflict before it’s happy ending, but I won’t give spoilers! It was sweet, clean, and Regency! Also, the cover is so pretty!
*I was given a copy of this book by the Publisher, however I was not required to write a positive review.