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

I received this book for free from Library, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

How The Dukes Stole Christmas by Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan, and Joanna Shupe | Audiobook ReviewHow the Dukes Stole Christmas by Tessa DareSarah MacLeanSophie JordanJoanna Shupe
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Length: 12 Hours 31 Minutes
Published by HarperCollins on September 24, 2019
Genres: Fiction, Anthologies (multiple authors), Romance, Historical
Pages: 464
Format: Audiobook, Paperback
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9780062962423
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four-stars

From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, four bestselling authors whip up unforgettable Christmas romance.

“Meet Me in Mayfair” by Tessa DareLouisa Ward needs a Christmas miracle. Unless she catches a wealthy husband at the ball, the Duke of Thorndale will evict her family from their home. When Louisa finds herself waltzing with the heartless Thorndale, she’s unnerved by his handsome looks—and surprising charm.

“The Duke of Christmas Present” by Sarah MacLean Rich and ruthless, Eben, Duke of Allryd doesn’t care for the holidays. But when Lady Jacqueline Mosby returns to town after a long absence, Eben falls under the spell of Christmas—and the woman he never stopped loving.

“Heiress Alone” by Sophie Jordan When Annis Bannister finds herself stranded in the Highlands during a Christmas snowstorm, she must fend off brigands terrorizing the countryside. Her only hope falls on her neighbor, a surly hermit duke who unravels her with a kiss.  “Christmas in Central Park” by Joanna ShupeMrs. Rose Walker pens a popular advice/recipe column. No one knows Rose can’t even boil water. When her boss, Duke Havemeyer, insists she host a Christmas party, Rose must find a husband, an empty mansion, and a cook. But Rose fears her plan is failing—especially when Duke’s attentions make her want to step under the mistletoe with him.

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.

four-stars
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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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