“The Christmas Countess” is a heartwarming Christmas story about a woman and a man who rediscover love. I really like the way Adrienne Basso writes her love stories. They strike the right balance (for me) between light and dark–not frothy, but not heavy either.
Rebecca has suffered for anticipating her vows. She still suffers dreams of her dead baby, even after six years have passed. Then, when her father dies, she discovers those she loved most deceived her. Her baby wasn’t stillborn, instead she was given to distant relatives to raise. Now all Rebecca wants is to see her daughter, and she’ll do whatever it takes to accomplish that–even go through, around, or over an Earl!
The only thing that kept Cameron going after the death of his wife was his daughter Lily. She is everything to him. Now, their life is under threat–her birth mother is asking to see the child. Apparently, neither one of them were told the exact truth. After meeting Rebecca, Cameron realizes she’s nothing like he had imagined…and that’s NOT good.
Fabulous story about second chances. This one will join the others by Basso on my keeper shelf!