“For Fans of the Series. I loved this book, but honestly it is for those who already have read at least the first four books of the series. The book serves as an update on the lives of the four Mackenzie brothers. I especially enjoyed the continuation of Hart and Eleanor's story.
I recommend that if you are interested in the series that you not start here. Rather, read the books from the beginning.
If you already love the Mackenzies, however, this is a real treat!”
“As an adoring fan of the Mackenzie Clan, thank you Ms. Ashley for this wonderful and enchanting story, it was a perfect look into the Mackenzie brother’s continual growth as individuals, as a family unit and the undying love they have for one another. Daniel’s story as he comes into his own should be extremely interesting and of course, let’s not forget Fellows whom they have embraced as a true member of their family. The short insight given of the McBride characters should also make for some very interesting future stories. ”Abby wrote this review Monday, October 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“202p Revisit the Mackenzies in this heartwarming Christmas tale. Book 4.5 of the New York Times bestselling Mackenzies / Highland Pleasures Series, this short novel has fifteen chapters, 43,000 words.
The Mackenzies gather for a clan Christmas and Hogmanay in Scotland. In the chaos of preparations for the celebration--the first of Hart and Eleanor's married life--one of Ian's Ming bowls gets broken, and the family scrambles to save the day. Daniel busily runs a betting ring for everything from the hour Eleanor's baby will arrive, to whether Mac's former-pugilist valet can win a boxing match. Ian begins a new obsession, and Beth fears that the loss of one of his precious bowls has made him withdraw once more into his private world.
Events take place after the close of The Duke's Perfect Wife (before the Epilogue).”
“So often these Christmas novellas fall short on substance but I was very pleasantly surprised with this one. One of my favorite historical series...can't wait for the next one.”Jennifer M wrote this review Friday, August 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“OMG! Everyone in the family is in this story....yea. Several vignettes highlight each of the couples. Once again the stories are soooo romantic and just lovely. I got teary eyed several times, but in a good way. I totally loved this story. Can't get enough of this family.”Roxhill wrote this review Tuesday, August 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A short read. Can't complain as I got my MacKenzie fix in.”Helen wrote this review Thursday, April 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Okay”Seema S wrote this review Wednesday, April 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Yay, all Mackenzie brothers in this book. Along with their lady wives and the kids. Oh except one still a bachelor. Yes, I’m waiting still for his own happily ever after with Louisa. I can’t wait! I know the duke’s mansion is big enough. I can imagine with bunch of families in it. Oh, not just the Mackenzie, the McBride made appearance too. Along with other closest friend as well.
I liked this book. I liked the stories in it. They were plenty and I enjoyed them immensely. I liked best the broken Ming bowl’s part. It was funny to me because of it, the whole house was in some kind of wreck. Poor Beth she was upset because of it but luckily Ian’s so charming that he made Beth happy again. Loved them! The scariest moment would be on Eleanor’s. I was scared Hart would lose her. It was intense moment but of course, it ended well. I assure you all of them got their happily ever afters. Some of them will have theirs’ soon at which I am looking forward to!
“I finished reading this right after the 4th novel and I had moment that made me wince. The story says Elliot and Juliana are already married, but in truth the story is between the 4th and 5th novel, so actually they haven't yet married. This really made me hiss for a second. Luckily Jennifer Ashley didn't write more about them and spoil their story. Otherwise it's a delightful story with moderate romance. The story switches between couples as well as servants and guests to tell the story of the Christmas Days from their POV. That was a lot of fun. Other than that I have to admit, that this story wasn't something I really needed to read. True, there's the birth of Eleanor's baby boy as well as a heart-warming scene between Fellows and Louisa. But everything else was only marginally important. Still, a great read for a night of rain.”Jasmin wrote this review Saturday, January 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Super Sweet, catch-up with the MacKenzies-Ian, Mac, Cameron and Hart, along with their wives and children on the eve of Hart and Eleanor's child's birth. Nice re-introduction to the family before the release of the next book. Well worth the money, much longer than I expected.”NjoiReading wrote this review Tuesday, January 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No