Șarada By Victoria Alexander, arada Un foc arzand vesel in semineu un conac englezesc impodobit de sarbatoare si cea mai indrazneata sarada Camille Lady Lydingham stie cu exactitate ce isi doreste de Craciun o cerere in casatorie de
  • Title: Șarada
  • Author: Victoria Alexander
  • ISBN: 9786067412765
  • Page: 354
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  • Șarada By Victoria Alexander, Un foc arzand vesel in semineu, un conac englezesc impodobit de sarbatoare si cea mai indrazneata sarada.Camille, Lady Lydingham, stie cu exactitate ce isi doreste de Craciun o cerere in casatorie de la Nikolai Pruzinsky, printul care reprezinta o adevarata partida Dar acest pretendent cu totul deosebit isi doreste un Craciun tipic englezesc, in stilul celor infatisatUn foc arzand vesel in semineu, un conac englezesc impodobit de sarbatoare si cea mai indrazneata sarada.Camille, Lady Lydingham, stie cu exactitate ce isi doreste de Craciun o cerere in casatorie de la Nikolai Pruzinsky, printul care reprezinta o adevarata partida Dar acest pretendent cu totul deosebit isi doreste un Craciun tipic englezesc, in stilul celor infatisate de Charles Dickens, alaturi o familie tipic englezeasca, fapt ce o pune pe frumoasa vaduva in mare dificultate, caci ultimul lucru pe care il vrea este ca printul sa i intalneasca rudele total neconventionale si atipice.Asadar, pentru a si atinge scopul, Camille pune la cale o farsa de proportii, ce are ca protagonisti o trupa de actori amatori pe care ii angajeaza pentru a juca rolul rudelor buclucase si al slujitorilor lor.Insa sarada este pusa in pericol de aparitia neasteptata a lui Grayson Elliot, cel care, cu doisprezece ani in urma, i a marturisit ca o iubeste cu doar o zi inainte ca ea sa devina sotia altui barbat, apoi a disparut din viata ei si din Anglia Acum, intors intr un moment cat se poate de nepotrivit, dar hotarat sa nu o mai lase sa i scape, el se integreaza rapid in piesa in desfasurare si reuseste sa ravaseasca totul inclusiv sufletul lui Camille.Pentru Grayson, faptul ca a pierdut o o data a fost dureros si greu de indurat, dar gandul de a o pierde pentru a doua oara i se pare de neconceput Asadar, nu i ramane decat sa i demonstreze ca locul ei de drept este langa el cu ocazia acestui Craciun, dar si in fiecare zi a vietii lor.
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    1. Victoria Alexander

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much fun than real life She turned to writing full time and is still shocked it worked out.Since the publication of her first book in 1995, she has written thirty one full length novels and six novellas The Perfect Wife originally published in 1996 and reissued in March 2008 hit 1 on the New York Times list Sixteen of her books are bestsellers hitting the New York Times, USA Today and or Publishers Weekly bestseller lists With books translated into than a dozen different languages she has readers around the world and has twice been nominated for Romance s Writers of America prestigious RITA award In 2009 she was given a Career Achievement Award from RT Bookclub and was named Historical Storyteller of the year in 2003 In 2008 she was the keynote speaker for the Romance Writers of American annual conference in San Francisco Victoria credits much of her writing success to her experiences as a reporter.Her years as a broadcast journalist were spent in two radically different areas of the country Nebraska and West Virginia In West Virginia, she covered both natural and manmade disasters She was on the scene when a power plant construction accident in a small town left 52 men dead She once spent the night on a mountain waiting to learn of the fate of coal miners trapped in a mine collapse Victoria was producing a newscast when her husband who worked at the same television station and several other journalists were held hostage by a disturbed Vietnam veteran In Nebraska, she reported on the farm crisis and watched people lose land that had been in their families for generations She covered the story that was the basis of the movie BOYS DON T CRY and once acted as the link between police and a gunman who had barricaded himself in his home Her investigative work exposed the trucking of New York City garbage to a small town dump in rural Nebraska.During her journalism career, Victoria covered every president from Ford to Clinton She knows firsthand what it feels like to be surrounded by rising floodwaters and inside a burning building She s interviewed movie stars including Kevin Costner, ridden an elephant and flown in a governor s helicopter She s covered a national political convention and Pope John Paul II s historic visit to Denver as well as small town festivals celebrating everything from walnuts to Glen Miller Her work was honored by numerous organizations including the Associated Press who called a feature about a firefighter s school story telling genius It was the encouragement she needed to turn from news to fiction She s never looked back.Victoria claims her love of romance and journalism is to due to the influence of her favorite comic book character Lois Lane, a terrific reporter and a great heroine who pursued Superman with an unwavering determination And why not He was extremely well drawn.Victoria grew up traveling the world as an Air Force brat Today, she lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and her dogs Victoria had two bearded collies, Sam and Louie named from characters in one of her books Sam on the left , the best dog in the world for 13 years, passed away in September 2010 Louie took on the position of loyal companion and did a fine job even though he doesn t understand that kitchen counter surfing is not allowed Now he s been joined by Reggie, also a faithful companion.They all live happily ever after in a house under constant renovation and the accompanying parade of men in tool belts And never ending chaos Victoria laughs a great deal she has to.

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    1. 3.5 delightfully farcical stars What Happens at Christmas is such a fresh, amusing story The characters are quirky, the story is unique I really enjoyed it Elizabeth Wiley does the narration and she has a lovely voice, and while she gave a lively performance, I had trouble distinguishing between characters including, at times, the men from the women.I m giving 4 stars to the story, 3 to the narration bottom line 3.5 stars.Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine

    2. It is with a heavy heart that I only give this an average rating What Happens At Christmas had such promise a silly but entertaining plot, easy going leads, and an interesting secondary cast However, while I enjoyed this story up to the 70% mark, it then went downhill as the same arguments were repeated over and over and the silly plot went on for so long that it veered into the unbelievable and I just wanted everything to end.I m not going to rehash the plot it really does happen as the book bl [...]

    3. Being willing to forgive is not the same as being weak Indeed, it takes a great deal of strength to accept someone else s acknowledgment of their mistakes This was my first book that I picked up for my Christmas book marathon and I am so very glad I did This was probably not only one of the sweetest and most adorable books I have ever read, but the humor was amazing as well, which was really nice because I wasn t expecting that I absolutely loved this book, will gladly read it again and again, a [...]

    4. 4.5 starsThis was a very amusing Christmas story.Camille, Lady Lydingham, wanted the fairy tale life so when she met a prince who was travelling Camille put a plan into motion designed to charm Prince Nikolai Pruzinksy of Greater Avalonia into proposing to her and making her a princess The problem was that she didn t feel that her family was the right sort to endear the prince to her, as they were quite eccentric So Camille decided to hire a troupe of actors to portray a proper and respectable E [...]

    5. This was a thoroughly enjoyable read filled with warmth, humour and quite accurately painted family relationships I liked that the heroine was in her thirties rather than a debutante or ingenue, and also that she had been content in her first marriage to a man who was kind and decent The theme running throughout the novel is one of second chances not just for Grayson and Camille, but also for Beryl and her husband, for their parents and the sisters relationship with each other and their errant f [...]

    6. Since I detest romance novels and don t read chick lit, it surprised even me to find myself ordering this from the library and enjoying it The description of a 30 year old widow named Camille Lady Lydingham of 1886 England deciding to try to get a marriage proposal from a prince from an Eastern European country that no longer exists unknown by Camille but who is really an actor playing a part to try to get hold of her money left to her by her husband with the help of her twin sister Beryl Lady D [...]

    7. Review posted on Demon Lover s Books MoreI have come to look forward to Victoria Alexander s Christmas novels This year s was just as fun and yet, I felt that it wasn t quite as good as His Mistress by Christmas or My Wicked Little Lies books 1 2 in Sinful Family Secrets series.This one starts out with twin sisters Beryl and Camille talking about Camille s ridiculous plot to ensure the man a foreign prince who s courting her both has the perfect English Christmas and proposes to her as well Thei [...]

    8. How I laughed out loud with this book I honestly do not think I have laughed so hard while reading a book in such a long time I was so invested in this entire setting, as well as the lives of the characters, that I could not stop reading until I had finished At first I got such a cozy feel right off the first page and then I started to realize the wit and spark that all of Victoria Alexander s characters carried I was blown away with my first time reading this author, and it will most certainly [...]

    9. I usually don t read Romance and this definitely falls into the Christmas Romance category , but this was a thoroughly charming, and funny, funny, funny read

    10. Camille has given up in find love for herself Once eleven years ago, she had love, but the man she loved never fought for her when it mattered So now a widow, she is determined to snatch up a prince So she organizes a house party, to show the Prince a traditional Christmas family gathering, hires actors to act as servants and some family members, with only herself and her sister as real members of the family Then all her dreams to marry a prince may go down the drain when Grey, the man she once [...]

    11. Very fun book, with a theme of second chances Camille is well known in her family for her impulsiveness and the fact that it usually gets her in trouble This one has the potential to do the same Camille is very stubborn once she makes up her mind and nothing is going to stop her She has the chance to land a prince as her next husband The catch is that he wants to experience an old fashioned English Christmas Most of her family is away, and they re rather unconventional anyway, so she hires a tro [...]

    12. Camille, Lady Lydingham needs to impress a Prince, and she has the perfect plan She will create a picturesque Christmas for him, just as he has read in Mr Dicken s novels, including the perfect family, some ice skating and a few carols, surely he will propose to her after that and she will finally be a Princess and have the Prince of her dreams All she needs to do is a hire some actors to play her familywhat could possibly go wrong I can hear what you are all thinkingwhy is she reading a Christm [...]

    13. Quick, light and funny I was pleasantly surprised by this new to me author There was so much in this book, it makes me wonder how one could keep the pace like this in each book one writes are all of Victoria Alexander s books stuffed with so much story Camille, Lady Lydingham, is throwing a traditional Dickens English Christmas for a Prince that she plans to garner a proposal from The problem is that her family is somewhat eccentric, and in an effort to be normal , she hires actors in their plac [...]

    14. I read this as a buddy read, I ve been wanting to read Victoria Alexander for awhile and this one did not impress.The hero and heroine were the least entertaining characters in the story and by the end I was just ready for it to be over.They were so both wrapped up in their own hurt from eleven years ago that they had no concept of how the other might have felt so much for true love Camille, the heroine was so selfish throughout I couldn t stand her any by about half way through She blamed him f [...]

    15. I love holiday themed books, and this is the first I have read by Victoria Alexander, but I can assure you it will not be my last What Happens At Christmas was a deliciously, hysterical, heart warming tale that quickly put me in the holiday mood I adored the characters the author brought to life in 1886 London and would love to meet them all again.We first meet Camille, Lady Lydingham and her twin sister Beryl, Lady Dunwell in the Ladies Tearoom at Fenwick and Sons, Bookseller While they were no [...]

    16. Victoria Alexander has penned a delightful novel that mirrors a Charles Dickens type English Christmas Camille, who has been widowed for a number of years, has met a man calling himself Prince Nikolai Pruzinsky of the Kingdom of Greater Avalonia located somewhere in Central Europe He is traveling incognito and has dreamed of a true English Christmas So, Camille, who is smitten by the Prince, decides to give him that perfect English Christmas As her mother and sister are out of town for Christmas [...]

    17. Christmas historical romantic farce This was the first book I read in my annual Christmas romance reading marathon It was quite entertaining I could not really like the heroine or her family much as they seemed to be very shallow But, as it was a farce, I would guess the characters need to be silly for it to actually be humorous The heroine set up quite a tangled web of deception, and it got tangled as it went along I could not respect the intelligence of the heroine, nor the morals of her fami [...]

    18. A jolly English Christmas in the countryy this one is a farcical romp starring Camille as she sets her sights on winning the hand of a mysterious phony, perhaps prince and in order to do so she hires a cast of characters to impersonate her family ensuring her prince an authentic English Christmas All goes awry when the long absent eleven years childhood chum Grayson arrives from America and decides he will play the part of Camille s cousin.More mayhem ensues to make for a most enjoyable read.

    19. The farce was mostly well done but a bit too over the top I had a hard time with the romance, they were both idiots and Camille was unreasonable They re an interesting family for sure I may try another book in the series.

    20. Despite witty and funny dialog banter, most of this book was boring boring boring I just couldn t get into it and skimmed my way through I am glad it s over.

    21. Review available on Mina s Bookshelf minadecaro 2013 0Rating 4.5 stars out of 5 Young widow Camille, Lady Lydingham, had grown up thinking that there wasn t much use for true love in a practical world Grayson Elliott, her first and only genuine love, had come forward with an ill timed declaration, right on the eve of her arranged marriage to an older and much wealthier man After revealing his feelings, Grayson had vanished, disappointing Camille s hope to be rescued at the altar from a loveless [...]

    22. This review can be found on my blog susreviewsI was so excited when I received my ARC of What Happens At Christmas from Kensington Books via NetGalley Victoria Alexander has long been one of my favorite romance authors Her book, Her Highness, My Wife is my 1 favorite romance Alexander writes about princes and princesses, far off places and wealthy artistocratic families with a penchant for twins and trouble I love them So you can imagine the fan girl screaming that occurred when I got the ARC Th [...]

    23. I should have heeded the low ratings This book was so annoying I got angrier the further I got in the story because it was so boring and annoying The characters were insufferable and the story wasn t that interesting What ultimately sunk this book was the main characters The main characters love each other but an untimely confession led to eleven years of separation When they reunited, emotions rang high, mostly anger and a lot of self pity The characters repeated over and over again their own j [...]

    24. Victoria Alexander s books usually keep me quite entertained Her characters tend to make me chuckle if not laugh out loud and usually it has some steam in the romance department I read Lord Stillwell s Excellent Engagements and The Importance of Being Wicked and enjoyed both books in this series The characters were put together well and the situation was set up to be a hoot, but somehow it missed the mark.What Happens at Christmas opens up with the prodigal cousin, Grayson Elliott returning from [...]

    25. Call this a 3.75, I think.I shouldn t have liked this it s a junky romance with few surprises, and it focuses on the trials and tribulations of rich nobles which, really, is far from the most important thing going on in its time context but I guess I was in the right mood, and whatever else it is, this book is fun.I think part of what makes me like it than I expected is that, in my opinion, most romance novels ask the wrong question As a reader, I don t go in wondering if the two leads will get [...]

    26. Book Description In 1886 Dec 18 25 after Camille Lady Lydingham wants a Prince, Nikolai Pruzinsky of Greater Avalonia To give him a traditional English Christmas, she hires actors as family, servants Suddenly Grayson Elliott returns after making his fortune in America Eleven years ago, he declared love the day before her marriage to another then vanished Now he wants her back Title What Happens At Christmas By Victoria Alexander Series Millworth Manor 1Reviewed By Arlena Dean Rating 5Review What [...]

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