A Holiday by Gaslight

A Holiday by Gaslight

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 A Courtship of Convenience Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the s...

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Title:A Holiday by Gaslight
Author:Mimi Matthews
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Genres:Romance
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:175 pages pages

A Holiday by Gaslight Reviews

  • Laurel
    Nov 18, 2018
    What better way to get yourself into the holiday spirit than with a Victorian themed Christmas romance. Set in the Dickensian London of the 1860?s, and in Mr. Darcy territory of Derbyshire, A Holiday by Gaslight, by Mimi Matthews offers everything that a Victorian-era Christmas love ...
  • Teresa
    Dec 19, 2018
    A lovely sweet romance set at Christmas time, perfect for a Christmas read. I loved Sophie who was determined to do right for her family but turned down her suitor at the beginning of the story because she thinks they won't suit. Mr Sharpe, or Ned, as he becomes, goes the wrong way...
  • Amy Bruno
    Nov 19, 2018
    After having read The Matrimonial Advertisement recently, I knew I needed another Mimi Matthews book STAT! Lucky for me Mimi released her novella, A Holiday by Gaslight, and happier I could not be to dive in. When you read a Mimi Matthews book it's a given that you're going to get a...
  • Amy (literatiloves)
    Dec 26, 2018
    This was such a great holiday readt! I love that in this historical romance novella, the characters actually talk to each other. They aren?t left brooding over misunderstandings for the majority of the book as in so many historical romance novels. The main female character, Sophie, w...
  • Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
    Nov 24, 2018
    This was such a charming, heart-warming romance ? just the perfect start to my Christmas reading. Sir William Appersett is virtually bankrupt, having squandered most of the family fortune, together with his eldest daughter Sophie?s dowry, on modernisations to Appersett House. Wi...
  • Tina
    Nov 22, 2018
    3.5 stars I saw the cover of this book and knew instantly I wanted to read it. I read the blurb and the Victorian Christmas story intrigued me. It's a novella so the book is pretty short and easy to read. It's a cute novel and very light hearted to read for the holiday season. The w...
  • Sophia
    Nov 10, 2018
    I had to chuckle when I finished this lovely, sweet Victorian historical romance because from the beginning I got a North & South vibe from it (and I do love that classic by Elizabeth Gaskell) and, there, in the author's end remarks, she mentioned putting several N&S Easter egg...
  • Giedre
    Dec 02, 2018
    3.5/5 A solid Christmas historical that pays homage to Gaskell's North and South. I always end up reading at least a couple of Christmas romances, despite being ambivalent about them in general. This one was a rather pleasant surprise. ...
  • Scarllet ✦ Underrated Lit Warrior
    Dec 25, 2018
    Because it didn?t matter to you. You weren?t cringing with shame. You weren?t putting on airs. You were simply?you. A lady through and through. And one I very much wished to know better. All the stars, honestly!!! What a charming way to spend my Christmas day: with this romant...
  • Karen
    Dec 17, 2018
    What a little gem. Loved this! I would have read it in one sitting, had I had the time. This was my first time reading this author, and I will definitely be looking into her other books! ...
  • Holly
    Dec 20, 2018
    I rarely read "holiday" books during the holidays. I think it's because usually I am stressed out about the holidays and thus do not want to be reminded of them while I am doing the one thing that de-stresses me: reading. But, this year I am happily ahead of the decorating/gift giving ...
  • Dianne
    Oct 04, 2018
    Do you see that cover? The beauty and atmosphere perfectly showcases the romance inside! Like any dutiful, Victorian era daughter, Sophie is willing to marry for the financial assistance her family needs, but the handsome Edward Sharpe is too grim, too serious and too quiet for her....
  • Christina
    Sep 15, 2018
    What does a daughter of a nearly bankrupt baronet do when her father uses her dowry to make expensive improvements to the family country estate? Rather than encourage a courtship with a rich trademan she hardly knows, she breaks with the staid, handsome man saying that they do not suit...
  • Lindsay
    Dec 10, 2018
    A Victorian Romance between a dutiful young and impoverished noblewoman and an wealthy up-and-coming merchant with humble origins who's taking all the wrong advice. The courtship between Sophie Appersett and Edward Sharpe is faltering towards a failure, when the two resolve a last c...
  • Courtney Clark
    Dec 13, 2018
    A delight of a novella! Mimi Matthews combines the opulent traditions of the era (Christmas trees! Mistletoe! Sleigh Rides! Country mansions with gaslight!) with two lead characters whose initial misperceptions set up a lovely romantic match with depth. With nods to one of my favorite ...
  • Veronique
    Nov 13, 2018
    Hadn?t read anything from Matthews before but this cover totally reeled me in :O) As it happens, this novella proved to be a perfect little historical romance. The characters were well drawn, their voices capturing my interest. There are also quite a few shades of Gaskell?s Nor...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Dec 16, 2018
    After Sophie's father has spent all of their family's money (including her dowry) on renovating his family home, her parents encourage a courtship between Sophie and Edward Sharpe, a merchant who has worked hard to build a wealthy empire out of simple beginnings. Unfortunately, Sophie ...
  • Erin
    Oct 20, 2018
    I woke up to snow this October 20th morning and decided to turn to this Christmas novella. Well, Sophie and Ned won me over and I was highly entertained. I picked up on the Elizabeth Gaskell North and South undertones which the author acknowledges in her afterword. This little gem is s...
  • Justine
    Dec 16, 2018
    A delightful little Victorian romance. This was very well written with lots of wonderful historical details. The main characters were both extremely likable and had me on their side from the start. I will be checking out more of Mathews' work! ...
  • Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*
    Dec 27, 2018
    Lovely and charming! I adore well researched and accurate historical romance and A Holiday by Gaslight was so well done that I have already read it twice and purchased another book by the author and read that twice as well. This is a story about love overcoming social boundaries ...
  • Paige
    Oct 09, 2018
    This is a perfect Christmas novella! This is a charming, sweet, romantic historical romance to sink into. Set in Victorian England, the author notes that there are allusions to Elizabeth Gaskell's novel, North and South. Indeed, the hero, Ned, does give off some delicious John Thornton...
  • Robyn
    Dec 11, 2018
    A very festive romance with two strong practical leads. ...
  • Mary
    Dec 02, 2018
    A sweet story,dotted with shades of N&S, centred on the love story between Ned and Sophie. ...
  • Jennifer
    Nov 24, 2018
    I gave this 5 bright Christmas stars! This story was wonderful. I?m completely in love with MM writing and I hope she never stops. Oh, what a delightful Dickens Christmas feel I got when I sat down in front of my fake fireplace reading this. This was a very Victorian Christmas an...
  • Laura
    Dec 11, 2018
    This Victorian, Christmas novella takes place in London, England, during the Christmas holidays in 1861. If you can't picture the time period, think Queen Victoria, and the year Prince Albert passed away at a young age of forty-two years old. It was a time when progress was being pushe...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Nov 26, 2018
    4 Victorian stars to a Holiday by Gaslight! ? ? ? ? When I saw that gorgeous cover, I wondered if the words inside would suit, and I?m thrilled to report they did. A Holiday by Gaslight is a delightful Victorian novella perfect for the holidays. It?s no secret durin...
  • Carrie
    Oct 23, 2018
    Can anyone guess what made me pick up this lovely little historical Christmas romance? If you guessed the stunning cover then you would be very much correct. And I know they say don?t judge a book by it?s cover but I always hope when I catch one like this that it does live up to it...
  • Mellie Antoinette
    Oct 13, 2018
    ****#earc thanks to #netgalley in exchange for a fair review*** This! This novella! ? ? ?. Reading stories like this makes me appreciate what netgalley brings to the literary community - access to new, talented authors anxiously introducing new works into the reading world in ...
  • Debbie Brown
    Dec 12, 2018
    Such a delightful romance! Love Ned Sharpe, a wealthy manufacturer who works so hard to behave like a perfect gentleman as he courts a baronet's daughter. Love Sophie Appersett, the aforementioned daughter, who has been willing to entertain the idea of marrying this oddly silent man, k...
  • OLT
    Nov 15, 2018
    (4.5 stars) Most HR Christmas novellas written in recent years are worthy neither of the H (historical) nor the R (romance) of the genre. They should instead be classified as AL for Anachronistic Lustfests. Some authors, such as Anna Campbell, used to write some good holiday fare but h...