5 Stars for Grace Burrows's "Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish"
All she wants is peace and anonymity...
Lady Sophie Windham has maneuvered a few days to herself at the ducal mansion in London before she must join her family for Christmas in Kent. Suddenly trapped by a London snowstorm, she finds herself with an abandoned baby and only the assistance of a kind, handsome stranger standing between her and complete disaster.
But Sophie's holiday is about to heat up...
With his estate in ruins, Vim Charpentier sees little to feel festive about this Christmas. His growing attraction for Sophie Windham is the only thing that warms his spirits-but when Sophie's brothers whisk her away, Vim's most painful holiday memories are reawakened.
It seems Sophie's been keeping secrets, and now it will take much more than a mistletoe kiss to make her deepest wishes come true...
Lady Sophie is the perfect lady with a heart of gold. She is quite naive but in a charming way. Her naivety unfortunately lands her in quite the muddle. A lowly member of the household staff has had a baby and Sophie helps the girl to go back home but before she is able to get the girl home the girl leaves Sophie to care for her child forever.
Sophie having no children of her own and having never cared for a child is at a loss of what to do. Luckily for her and Kit, a nice man named Vim has come to their rescue. A snow storm ensues and brings them closer and closer together.
This is a perfect Christmas story. Man meets woman and they fall in love but they must meet obstacles along the way that makes their love so much stronger.
I love the characters in this book. Sophie is a beautiful woman inside and out. She is of strong character but with flaws like anyone else. Vim is a gentle man with a loving heart but has been hurt in the past and his heart is in need of saving. What wonderful character he is.
Baby Kit is such an important part of the story I cannot forget him, I cried for him and my maternal instincts kicked in over and over throughout the book. I wanted this baby for my own. What a wonderful little man.
I enjoyed the flow of this book and how easily each scene went into the other. I believe anyone who reads this book will enjoy it immensely. It's a classic tale but with many many wonderful characters and splendid Holiday Cheer.
I give Lady Sophie's Christmas wish 5 Stars!!!