Thursday, February 5, 2015

Romance Anthology Review - A Biltmore Christmas

Today I'm reviewing A Biltmore Christmas an anthology of four stories by Diane Ashley, Sylvia Barnes, Rhonda Gibson, & Jeri Odell. 

Summary from Goodreads: Explore the luxuries of America’s largest home through the eyes of the fiction Bradford sisters. Having been orphaned, they each secure work and lodging at the Biltmore estate. Charity, a laundress; Peggy, an assistant cook, Selma, a chambermaid; and Melissa, a stable “boy” each experience adventures in employment and romance that culminate at Christmastime when the Vanderbilts’ hospitality is at its grandest level.

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Review: One of the trips I took as a sophomore in high school was to the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. If you're unfamiliar with it, the Biltmore Estate is one of the largest privately owned estates in the country and was built by the Vanderbilt family. If you are in the area, especially at Christmas time, it is definitely a sight to behold. So when I saw this anthology at my library I had to read it! Each story is based on a different sister and her path to love as they work at the Biltmore Estate shortly after it was first built. And while I am not much for books with religious overtones, I did greatly enjoy the anthology and would recommend it to other readers who enjoy light hearted, Christmas romances with a Christian theme.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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