A Holiday By Gaslight: A Victorian Christmas Novella

Perfectly Proper Press
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"A graceful love story...and an authentic presentation of the 1860s that reads with the simplicity and visual gusto of a period movie." -Readers' Favorite


 A Courtship of Convenience

Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent. A man of little emotion—or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she’s ready to put an end to things.


A Last Chance for Love

But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn’t as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there’s Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What’s a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there’ll be no false formality. This time they’ll get to know each other for who they really are.

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About the author

Mimi Matthews (A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and BeautyThe Lost Letter) writes both historical non-fiction and traditional historical romances set in Victorian England. Her articles on nineteenth century history have been published on various academic and history sites, including the Victorian Web and the Journal of Victorian Culture, and are also syndicated weekly at BUST Magazine. In her other life, Mimi is an attorney. She resides in California with her family, which includes an Andalusian dressage horse, two Shelties, and two Siamese cats.

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Publisher
Perfectly Proper Press
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Published on
Nov 13, 2018
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Pages
172
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ISBN
9780999036464
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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