It's Pub Day for CAROLS AND CHAOS!
Christmas has come early this year, Swooners: Cindy Anstey's sweet Regency tale full of holiday shenanigans—and a dash of danger—is hitting shelves today! Treat yourself to an early stocking stuffer with Carols and Chaos.
In which the Yuletide season includes mistletoe and mayhem in equal measure.
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 to someday own her own dress shop, her hands are quite full. Matt Harlow is also rather busy. He's performing double-duty, acting as valet for both of the Steeple brothers, two of the estate's holiday guests.
Falling in love would be a disaster for either of them. But staving off their feelings for each other becomes the least of their problems when a devious counterfeiting scheme reaches the gates of Shackleford Park, and Kate and Matt are unwittingly swept up in the intrigue.
What people are saying about Carols and Chaos:
“Anstey offers up another lively historical tale that's one part intriguing mystery, one part cozy romance. Jane Austen fans will enjoy the propriety and the Regency setting, while that dose of Christmas adds an extra bit of cheer.” —Booklist
"This Christmas tale set in the 1817 English countryside is a nod and a wink to the works of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. ... This book could serve as a stepping stone to classic read-alikes, such as Pride and Prejudice or Jane Eyre. Fans of romantic historical fiction will welcome this quick and fun holiday read." —School Library Journal
"Anstey provides another diverting mystery/romance with period details and Christmassy flourishes." —Horn Book