How The Dukes Stole Christmas by Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan, and Joanna Shupe | Audiobook Review

What Did I Think Of How The Dukes Stole Christmas?

How The Dukes Stole Christmas by Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan, and Joanna Shupe contains four novella sized stories set during the holidays. I loved that each story was unique and different from each other. Of course, I had my favorite within this book. This historical romance was a solid pick to get into the season.

The four stories included are: Meet Me In Mayfair by Tessa Dare, The Duke Of Christmas Present by Sarah MacLean, Heiress Alone by Sophie Jordan, and Christmas In Central Park by Joanna Shupe. I liked that each story was a bite sized sample of the different authors included. You got a real feel for each author and even though I’ve already read all four authors in the book, I found myself wanting to read further and check out more.

My absolute favorite story that was included, FYI, was Heiress Alone. That story was a retelling of Home Alone but set during the regency and about a young woman who is left behind while her family goes to another estate. Her home is set upon by brigands, but there’s a duke who lives nearby who helps out. It’s such a fun read and I felt a totally different plot from what I’ve read with historical holiday romance.

How’s The Narration?

How The Dukes Stole Christmas is narrated by Justine Eyre who does a wonderful job. She differentiates her narration for each of the four stories which I appreciated. Eyre’s voice is melodic and easy to listen to. I listened to this book at varying speeds, but mostly 2x speed. It’s a decent audiobook and I liked that it was shorter stories – that kept my attention and I did not end up bored and just over it. This book is worth picking up in audio form I think.

On A Scale Of One To Buddy The Elf, How Much Christmas Spirit Does This Book Have?

I think each story in How The Dukes Stole Christmas brings a different aspect of Christmas cheer. There’s parties and balls. There’s decorating. Also, romance. As each story brings something different to the table, I think this is a book worth reading or listening to in order to get yourself into the holiday spirit.


How The Dukes Stole Christmas by Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan, and Joanna Shupe contains four novella sized stories set during the holidays.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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