Carols and Chaos

Carols and Chaos

A lady's maid and a valet become entangled in a yuletide counterfeiting scheme in this romantic Christmas YA adventure. 1817. The happy chaos of the Yuletide season has descended upon the country estate of Shackleford Park in full force, but lady's maid Kate Darby barely has the time to notice. Between her household duties, caring for her ailing mother, and saving up money A lady's maid and a valet become entangled in a yuletide counterfeiting scheme in this romantic Christmas YA adventure...

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Title:Carols and Chaos
Author:Cindy Anstey
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1250174872
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:328 pages pages

Carols and Chaos Reviews

  • Michelle
    Nov 07, 2018
    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**Carols and Chaos is a standalone young adult historical fiction by Cindy Anstey. Even though Carols and Chaos can be read as a standalone, it is set in the same time period and world as Cindy's previous nov...
  • Amy A
    Oct 08, 2018
    The holiday season is always filled with hustle and bustle, and things at Shackleford Park this year doubly so as they are welcoming the family of one of the ladies's betrothed. All Kate Darby can think about, as she helps her ladies prepare, is on seeing Matt Harlow once again as he's...
  • Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
    Dec 11, 2018
    I've pretty much adored all of Cindy Anstey's previous works, and this book was no exception. I wish I'd realized that this was a companion to Suitors and Sabotage, though, so I could have re-read that book first and refamiliarized myself with the lords and ladies above stairs before s...
  • Kait
    Dec 21, 2018
    It was cute, but there's not much to say besides that. \_(?)_/ It was cute, but there's not much to say besides that. \_(?)_/ ...more ...
  • Sophia
    Nov 16, 2018
    When I was looking for a holiday listen, I was tickled to see this offered and jumped at the chance for a suspenseful dip into the Regency world below stairs during Yuletide. The gentry are about their revels and so are the servants until a footman goes missing and a fake coin turns up...
  • Erin Arkin
    Dec 23, 2018
    3.5 stars. Review to come. ...
  • Amy
    Oct 30, 2018
    I love these kinds of holiday books. Not only is this historical fiction, one of my favorite genres, but the characters are so endearing. The main characters wanted to work hard and live their best lives, meanwhile they stumble into the most pure and (basically) uncomplicated love. ...
  • Jana (HokuGirlReads)
    Dec 26, 2018
    This is a sweet old fashioned love story. I found it to be perfect as a Christmas read. ...
  • Stacee
    Oct 20, 2018
    I?ve been a fan of all of Cindy?s books, so I was eager to get to this one. I liked Kate and Matt. They?re both good and loyal people. I loved the pride in their jobs and ambition for more. There are a lot a lot a lot of other characters in this story and it took me a minute ...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Oct 29, 2018
    Mini review: Minor spoilers! DNF Trigger Warning: None till the point I read. I have read the author's debut and enjoyed it! I was excited to dive into another book by this author. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. The beginning really confused me. For some reason I thou...
  • mith
    Nov 26, 2017
    at this point, i think i'm just gonna be reading everything she comes out with \_(?)_/ at this point, i think i'm just gonna be reading everything she comes out with \_(?)_/ ...more ...
  • Bethany
    Feb 07, 2019
    I really liked how this was a romance between servants! It was nice to see a ?below stairs? love story. I enjoyed how the atmosphere was written as one that included both hard work, and also the good times. It was a nice balance and not one that I usually read! I just. Hated th...
  • Kirk
    Nov 23, 2018
    While not actually JAFF, the first 2/3 was basically downstairs JAFF. Or maybe regency Downton Abbey. ...
  • Chloe
    Dec 28, 2018
    This is exactly what I was looking for in a Christmas fluff book! I think that it was made a little too obvious where Johnny was and I'm still unsure if Rolland was related to the butcher or not (I assume he's the nephew or whatever that works for the blacksmith?). But, gosh, the flirt...
  • Krysti
    Nov 30, 2018
    For my fellow Downton Abbey and Jane Austen enthusiasts, I could not think of a more perfect book to get you into the holiday spirit. CAROLS AND CHAOS is an absolutely charming story with characters you?ll fall madly in love with and a delicious sprinkling of mystery and adventure. ...
  • Carol
    Dec 23, 2018
    The most fascinating thing about this book is that it was told entirely from the POV of two employees/servants of the upper class. In a romance novel that shouldn't be the thing I enjoyed the most. The plot was all over the place, dialogue was choppy, and both the action scenes a...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Dec 24, 2018
    DNF at 50% Honestly, I just couldn't care less for these characters and I was super bored (even through listening to the audiobook), so byeeeeeeee! ...
  • Kayleigh Brindley
    Oct 27, 2018
    Reading this book immediately took me back to all of those hours binge-watching Downton Abbey (gah, I loved that show), I love the upstairs/downstairs drama. At the same time, it reminded me of Pride and Prejudice, specifically the Austen-era, which I also love and so I quickly became ...
  • Talea
    Dec 07, 2018
    I was in a terrible reading slump, but this book was so lovely and fast paced, that it helped me out of it. Due to the lively and charming characters and beautiful writing, this won't be the last book I read of Cindy Anstey. In conclusion, I very much enjoyed this book! ...
  • Stacy Fetters
    Dec 21, 2018
    DNF after 50 pages. I?ve read those same fifty pages twice and still had no clue what was going on. I can see other people enjoying this but this book just wasn?t for me. ...
  • Kat
    Nov 01, 2018
    Do you love lighter, romance stories? Well look no further because this one will be great for your Holiday TBR! This book completely reminded me of those Hallmark movies with the love/hate relationships that slowly turn into a swooning moment. You could tell that something was going...
  • Sarah
    Dec 24, 2018
    3 Stars ...
  • Justine
    Oct 19, 2018
    I have read Love, Lies, and Spies. I know it was a completely different book, but that was such a hooking story and narration. The amount of love going there was something that gets me to this day. That was why I was hoping for huge improvements over Carols and Chaos. Carols and Ch...
  • Natalie
    Dec 20, 2018
    The pacing of this book was soooooo slowwwww. It?s a little over 300 pages that felt like it was at least double that in length. It took me over a week to read it because it just did not hold my attention. Kate and Matt were dull. They weren?t very good servants either, since t...
  • Kayla Sheppard
    Dec 07, 2018
    4.5 stars This was EVERYTHING I loved how the two main characters were so equal and nobody felt like the ?dominant? or whatever in the relationship. Don?t get me wrong I love a good bad boy romance but this cutesy kind was refreshing ...
  • Mortisha Cassavetes
    Dec 07, 2018
    I read this book for the TisTheSeasonAThon and it was a interesting read. The book follows a maid named Kate and a valet, Matt and all that is going on in the house that they are employed in. You can feel that they are falling for each other but it is not permitted so lots of secrets. ...
  • Emmi Rose  (emmirosereads)
    Nov 28, 2018
    Yeah, I did not like this one at all. ? I would have DNFd if I hadn't been buddy reading this with someone. For the most part it was just extremely boring to me. Like that's my first and biggest complaint. When things did happen I just found I could care less. It felt way too ove...
  • Samantha Hastings
    Oct 12, 2018
    This book is truly a holiday treat! I loved it from the first chapter with the bull. What I loved???: 1. The main character?s were servants and they were complex and interesting people, not simply place holders for their employers. 2. The mystery, counterfeit coins and a...
  • Grace
    Jan 11, 2019
    One of my favorites! I couldn't get into it at first because the language was challenging, but once I got used to that, I really enjoyed reading this romance. ...
  • andrea 🥀✨
    Dec 24, 2018
    ?And then, the Fates produced a miracle. Coming toward him, looking hale, hearty, and lithe, was none other than the love of his life.? I almost feel like this rating is too generous but I don?t feel like rating it any lower and I don?t know why but????? I guess we can ca...