Welcome to my Twelve Books for Christmas blog. Over these first twelve days of December I've been introducing you to twelve romance books to warm your heart and make you feel all Christmassy. :) They'll all make wonderful presents for a friend, or you could even treat yourself.
Book number 11 is the Regency romance, A Most Unusual Christmas, by Fenella J Miller. Fenella is a full time writer of historical fiction and Regency romance.
Miss Cressida Hadley is delighted when Lord Bromley and his family are unexpectedly obliged to spend Christmas at The Abbey. Despite the fact that Lord Harry has a broken leg, her papa and the earl take an instant dislike to each other, the Dowager Lady Bromley drinks too much and her older brother, Richard has got into another scrape – Cressida is convinced she can overcome these difficulties and make the house party successful. However, she had not taken into consideration the fact that she might fall in love with Lord Bromley.
This book was first published in the Regency Quintet Christmas Edition 2015.
Fenella Jane Miller was born in the Isle of Man. Her father was a Yorkshire man and her mother the daughter of a Rajah. She has worked as a nanny, cleaner, field worker, hotelier, chef, secondary and primary teacher and is now a full time writer.
She has over thirty five Regency romantic adventures published plus three Jane Austen re-tellings and five WW2 family sagas. She lives in a pretty, riverside village in Essex with her husband and Bengal-cross cat. She has two adult children and three grandchildren.
I asked Fenella to tell us a little about her family's festive traditions:
Do you have any favourite family Christmas traditions? If so, what are they?
I always put up the decorations in first week of December and take them down on the 31st. Nowadays celebrations are somewhat muted because of the ill health of my husband However, my daughter, son-in-law and adult grandchildren are coming this Sunday and we are going out for lunch, then there will be two afternoon teas for other family members and close friends plus Christmas Day with my son, his wife and my three-year-old grandson. These are the new traditions.
We take down our decorations and Christmas tree on New Year's Eve too!
When do you open your Christmas presents?
We don't have Christmas presents now but when we did after lunch. The children always did their sack first thing.
If you could invite any author living or dead to share your Christmas lunch, who would it be?
That's a difficult question as I know from bitter experience quite often a favourite author is not going to be your favourite person. I think Jane Austen would make an excellent lunch companion.
What book would you like to find in your Christmas stocking?
Jamie Oliver's new enormous Christmas Book.
What is the most unusual Christmas present you’ve ever had/given?
I've given friends/family goats/chickens et cetera from one of the charity sites. I was given a week's holiday at the riding school I went to when I was 12 – that was and still is the best present I've ever heard.
They're certainly very unusual presents!
You can find out more about Fenella here:
Facebook: Fenella J Miller author page FB
Thanks for talking to us today, Fenella!
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