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Royal Holiday
Royal Holiday | Jasmine Guillory
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New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory makes her hardcover debut with a heartwarming Christmas romance. Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie's work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can't refuse. She's excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn't expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain Private Secretary and his charming accent and unyielding formality. Malcolm Hudson has been the Queen's Private Secretary for years and has never given a personal, private tour...until now. He is intrigued by Vivian the moment he meets her and finds himself making excuses just to spend time with her. When flirtatious banter turns into a kiss under the mistletoe, things snowball into a full-on fling. Despite a ticking timer on their holiday romance, they are completely fine with ending their short, steamy fling come New Year's Day...or are they?
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Maallen
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Another one I read for book club and it was a fun christmas time read. She has a fun way of approaching romance in a less predictable but still sweet and fun way.

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JenReadsAlot
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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Larkken
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Finished book 1 of #wintergames2021! It had word search words in it 41 times and it took me 5.5 hrs. I‘ll tally the readathons in the spreadsheet- too much back and forth to figure it out for here!
In unrelated news, this is my post for the #festivephotochallenge, too, haha, showing off the red and white of one of the many hand lotions I keep around bc winter is hard on hands!!
#mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

Clwojick Agreed! My hands are always so dry in the winter! 7mo
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Larkken
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Starting my first book for #Wintergames2021! It should have lots of words from the word search 🤨 and the cover is perfect for day 1 of the #festivephotochallenge, red and green everywhere!
So far so good, this is a very soothing romance with two lovely older protagonists and a luxurious stay in the English countryside 🎄
#mistletoemaniacs @Clwojick

Clwojick 💚💚💚 7mo
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JenReadsAlot
Royal Holiday | Jasmine Guillory
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Not my complete December list cause I need to finish my #bookspinbingo but my holiday reads for #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

KristiAhlers Looks like a fun list! 7mo
Laughterhp I‘ve never read Jasmine Guillory but I keep eyeballing this holiday book. 7mo
StayCurious So excited for holiday reads! 7mo
SeaToSkyes Royal Holiday was good! I read it last year 😁 7mo
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Astridstars
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Loving this story and that it‘s not a romance about young love but that the characters are in their 50s and therefore tackling everyday problems. @DeweysReadathon #Deweys24hourreversereadathon

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ravenlee
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I don‘t think it‘s the strongest in Guillory‘s series, but I like that the protagonists are in their 50s. The shift from Sandringham to London seemed to change the characters in ways that didn‘t make sense, but over all it‘s a nice love story.

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Kshakal
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TheKidUpstairs This was my first thought for the prompt, too! ❤💗❤💗 1y
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ravenlee
Royal Holiday | Jasmine Guillory

Well, my Christmas gift card to BN lasted until...January 5th. Amazon is lasting longer, but then technically it‘s for the kiddo so...maybe a little while yet.

Anybody else?

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Jody3
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Royal Holiday is a sweet, romantic, joyous romp, full of happiness and appreciation and heart. This will definitely get you in the Holiday spirit and if you‘re a huge London fan, then there‘s really nothing to complain about.

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ninergrl6
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A California woman spends the holidays in England hobnobbing with royalty & falling in love? Sign me up!
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“Vivian couldn‘t decide what appealed to her more, hot coffee and fresh scones, or the man in the corner who looked like a tall mug of hot chocolate.”
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It‘s been a very long time since I‘ve read an adult romance. I still prefer YA, but this was a light, fluffy, enjoyable read for winter break.

#teachersoflitsy

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rjsthumbelina
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Got a bunch of posts to catch up on today! So buckle up.lol

I found this fun, but probably not super memorable. I do love that Jasmine Guillory always has more going on in her plots than just a romance. I also found it very interesting that the main character was in her 50s. Not something we typically see from a romance

Somewhere between a pic and a so-so

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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December Book Bingo.

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was my first time reading Guillory, but I see why she‘s beloved. Two unlikely 40-50 somethings fall for each other during a whirlwind vacation. It‘s a very sweet, predictable story, like a Hallmark movie on the page. A nice little holiday escape. Cute cover!

Suet624 Should I be embarrassed to admit I've never heard of the author? 2y
britt_brooke @Suet624 Not at all. She‘s a contemporary romance author, so unless you look for those, you‘d never know. 2y
Librarianaut Thanks!! Added to my TBR!! 2y
britt_brooke @Librarianaut Hope you enjoy! 2y
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Bookgoil
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I‘ve been eying this one myself as it keeps popping in overdrive for me! #12coloursofdecember #wintergames2020 #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious

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ontheBL
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Christmas stories are not diverse. I finally found it in Jasmine Guillory‘s Royal Holiday. Honestly, this is probably one of my favorite rom-commy books I‘ve ever read. It's definitely well crafted and thought out because of its honesty, commitment to real life, and creating believable, interesting characters who I don‘t want to punch.
https://onthebl.org/2020/12/16/finding-christmas-diversity-in-royal-holiday-by-j...

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BayouGirl85
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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StayCurious Did you still enjoy it? 2y
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MeganAnn
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Week 2 total points = 381
#wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer

Finished Christmas stories from my last post + The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen (3🌟) + tagged holiday book (4🌟)

Watched the pictured Christmas classics with the family + Merry Happy Whatever (all 8 episodes) + 3 episodes of Sugar Rush Christmas + I watched the final episode of Dash + Lily & Axton was interested so we watched the whole thing again from the beginning!

StayCurious great job!! 2y
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MidnightBookGirl
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A lovely Holiday romance! Vivian takes a trip to England, thanks to her daughter Maddie's job, and gets a private tour from Malcolm, who works for the Queen. Sparks fly between the older adults, but will this be a Christmas fling or something more? I loved their relationship, and felt that Guillory did justice to middle aged love. Perfection! #WinterGames2020 #MerryReaders #HolidayRead @Clwojick

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ncsufoxes
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Romance books are not my thing but this was a cute and quick story. We are in lockdown in San Diego (& my husband‘s a Doctor/scientist, he‘s been pretty adamant about us staying home) so I‘ve been able to do more reading. 26 points and one more book off my bingo board #merryreaders #christmasgames2020 #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
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MidnightBookGirl
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I really enjoyed Royal Holiday, and I made progress in Last Call and Christmas at the Little Knitting Box. Went to bed early because work is exhausting. We fluffed and decorated 37 mini Christmas trees to give to residents next week, all in addition to our other duties. 2020 has been nuts, but I know the residents will really like them. :)
#WinterGames2020 #MerryReaders @Clwojick 551pts

Allylu I‘m sure you are making a difference in those residents‘ lives. Good job! 💕🎄🎶 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Book 174 of 2020.

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Andrea313
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I've been saving this one, but I think the time to read it is drawing close! I'm hoping for a day when I can stay inside and #LetItSnow and get cozy; one of my favorite ways to read! #GreenCover #DecemberSong #SleighTheShelves
 @Eggs @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 💚💚💚 2y
Eggs I miss snow...nice double play👏🏻❄️👏🏻 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So cute 💚💚 2y
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Borrowed this from the library a bit early to make sure I didn‘t miss out altogether. Fourth in the series. This time one of the moms in this delightful circle of friends gets her turn for romance. I was rooting for these likable characters from start to finish.

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AlizaApp
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The fourth book in this series is charming - Maddie‘s mom, Vivian, heads to London with Maddie for work with a certain American royal and meets the Queen‘s dashing personal secretary. London and Christmas, and with a more mature couple. This one seemed shorter, but it was just as sweet.

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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Guillory knows how to write a really enjoyable romance. This one felt lighter, and definitely less spicy, than the others in the series, but the premise was so fun, & it was a good change to have main characters in their 50s.
Guillory remains a must-read for me.

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jenniferajanes
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A fun, fast read full of good humor and hope for the older set looking for love! I really enjoyed it.

litenthusiast I really enjoyed this book too! 2y
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Lydiamansel
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Best of the series so far

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Blerdgal_Fenix
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Finally finished this book!! It was so much fun. I was crying on my morning run/walk. Great summer read! It has everything you could ask for. Read it — enjoy it!! I loved it!!

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Blerdgal_Fenix
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I am fully enjoying this book during my morning walk/run. The writing is so fun. The flirting and courtship aspect is sweet and enduring. When it comes to passion, I had to jog over to Starbucks just cool down 🙌🏾. #poclead #flirty #summeread #britishaccents #woc #vivianismyspiritperson #viviangetshergroove

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Blerdgal_Fenix
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New Book!! I love Jasmine Guillory books. They are fun and exciting. I am sure this one is going to be a blast. I just started the audio book today!! Great book during my walk/run.

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Tonidreads328
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Thank you @NeedsMoreBooks for the tag and @BayouGirl85 for the questions. #talkaboutittuesday

The tagged book is book four in The Wedding Date Series and so far I'm enjoying it 😃.
Its a very cozy romance. The one thing I love about romance, is that it allows you to fall in love with the male/female romantic lead, with so much comfort. This Fella did not disappoint and had me at Hello.... for this week. 😌

SW-T Binge worthy series 😊 2y
BayouGirl85 That‘s a great series. 2y
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Biblio_Baggins
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Hay August everyone! These were my July reads and I enjoyed them all for different reasons. I finished Royal Holiday the most recently and it lived up to my expectations. Another sweet happy story of finding love when you least expect it. I need to mix more of these kinds of stories into my reading for my own mental stability these days. What books help you the most?

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Short and sweet. Interesting because I am not sure I have read a romance novel with a protagonist in her 50s before.

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Merethebookgal
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Guillory does it again! I really enjoyed this story, and it was nice change to see characters in their 50s falling for each other. The postcards 😭 so sweet! And it was fun to have most of the book set in England.

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HeatherBookNerd
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I‘m not much of a romance reader, but I chose this for the Read Harder Challenge. It was a pleasant palate cleanser. Refreshing to read about a couple in their 50s. I listened to the audiobook, which was okay. The English accents were not great, so if that kind of thing bugs you, read the book.

#ReadHarder

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jmtrivera
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A super sweet addition to the series. Vivian & Malcolm are so charming & wonderful together. Their romance is a classic fairy-tale daydream, but also it's really cool to see that kind of thing written for a couple in their fifties. It's also heartwarming to see them take a look at their lives & realize they could put aside some responsibilities to follow dreams & happiness. Not quite as in depth as some previous books, but fun & cute & satisfying.

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FeastingOnFiction
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I loved this addition to the series. It was refreshing to see an older woman of color as the center of a love story; showing joy and happiness and success. I literally caught myself smiling and laughing along with the characters. It was the perfect escape I needed from all the awfulness of the world.
Jasmine Guillory‘s writing is a delightful treasure that this terrible world does not deserve!

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Expandingbookshelf
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An Earl Grey tea cake seemed like the appropriate snack while reading some Royal Romance. In the interest of transparency, I‘ll admit that this is cake #2 as the first cake came out, in the immortal words of Paul Hollywood “a bit of a mess.” But this one is a delicious success!

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AileenRR
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Nice story about middle-aged characters who behave maturely and who have supportive family. Not a lot of tension, but sweet and easy. Will have you craving scones ☕️

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FeastingOnFiction
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A sampling of the Mother‘s Day gift I got myself. What better way to get through these dark days.

Blueberry Definitely 💙 2y
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TsundokuAleax
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Oh did I love this book. Having a romance featuring older characters was wonderful and a delight. I did not realize how few feature characters that are not in their 20s until the past few years. In recent years I have started to really look for diverse romance reads and it makes me so happy when they get mainstream coverage like Guillory's do. #romantsy

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BayouGirl85
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This book was lovely. Sweet and sassy in all the right places.

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Koffeejazzandbooks
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Good morning everyone! Guess I‘ll be finishing this book up today....one of the many I leave unfinished....bad habit of mine. Anyway I‘m one day old here and So far I‘m LOVING this app...I already love reading but I want to read even more and you guys are already inspiring me to do just that, so I just want to say a big hello to all of you 👋🏾🤓. #newbie

Curiouser_and_curiouser Welcome to Litsy! I'm sure you're going to love being part of our little community. And about starting books & not finishing them, I do this also, & way too often! I think its like when you're at a smorgasbord & there are sooooo many things to try, we have a bite of each. So don't feel bad, you're just taste testing until you find the perfect flavour! Then you will know because you will continue to pick that same book up and read it til it's over! 2y
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carys14
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A fun break from all the doom and gloom of the last two apocalypses. Book 22/100.

And picked up an old knit since I needed something rather mindless. #lightreadneededalightknit #anditmatches #hueshiftafghan

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sweetpealsd
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This was a very cute book that I started a while back and finally decided to finish it. It‘s the first book in this series that I‘ve read and I liked enough that I will be going back to read the others. It was nice to read a romance story with an older protagonist. I really enjoyed it.

CaitlinSiem This was my least favorite of the entire series but I still adored it. I just LOVED the rest of the series :) I hope you‘ll continue it. 2y
sweetpealsd @CaitlinSiem if this was your least favorite then I‘m excited to read the rest! I thought this one was cute so I think I‘ll enjoy the others. 2y
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