Holly and the brooding new Earl of Castle Craigie Angus Stuart is used to managing boardrooms than castles, but when his father dies he finds himself thrust into an unfamiliar world Returning home, he intends to sell the estate as quickly as possible However, with Christmas around the corner, fate has other plans Showing up on his doorstep, Australian chef Holly McIntosh is bursting with festive cheer But she s desperate for a job, and she s not taking no for an answer Not usually one for taking a risk, Angus offers her a temporary position But if anyone can melt this brooding earl s heart this winter, it s Holly


10 thoughts on “Christmas at the Castle

  1. Andrea Lujano Andrea Lujano says:

    Protagonistas Angus HollyProfesiones Chef EmpresarioPais Escocia Londres Protagonistas Angus HollyProfesiones Chef EmpresarioPais Escocia Londres


  2. Susan Susan says:

    I really liked this book Angus has come to Scotland to sell the estate he inherited from his father It s slow going and when he gets a call from his younger half brother, who wants to spend Christmas at the castle along with his sisters, he knows he s going to need some help His advertisement brings one applicant, Holly, who seems very young for the job But he needs her and she needs the job so they agree to a three week position Angus doesn t expect the changes that this bundle of energy i I really liked this book Angus has come to Scotland to sell the estate he inherited from his father It s slow going and when he gets a call from his younger half brother, who wants to spend Christmas at the castle along with his sisters, he knows he s going to need some help His advertisement brings one applicant, Holly, who seems very young for the job But he needs her and she needs the job so they agree to a three week position Angus doesn t expect the changes that this bundle of energy is going to bring to his life.I loved Holly She had so much love to share it just bubbled out of her She had come to her grandmother in Scotland after losing everything in Australia Her fiance had absconded with all the funds for the restaurant they owned together, leaving her in debt and the business closed Neither she nor her grandmother have much money left so when she sees the ad for the job at the castle she goes up to apply She doesn t really give Angus a chance to turn her down and soon she and her gran are hired as chef and housekeeper for three weeks Holly is immediately attracted to Angus, but having been burned once she isn t going to let herself fall again That evening he comes to her with another proposition He needs her to pretend to be his fiancee so that his half siblings will be allowed to visit She s hesitant but for the sake of the kids she ll do it The next day she and her gran start making lists of what needs to be done to make the castle livable for those three weeks I loved this scene as Holly and Maggie simply blow Angus away with their enthusiasm and plans It was hysterical to watch his confusion As the days go on Holly seesandof Angus that she likes and feels her heart softening toward him She has seen that he is determined to be nothing like his father When he confesses that he s fallen for her she worries that it is too fast and that they don t know each other well enough, but her fears start to fade as the holidays go on When something happens that makes her think she didn t know him after all she is devastated and tells him exactly how she feels and why Angus and his mother had left Scotland and his father when he was a year old His father had been a miserly and mean man whose actions had caused Angus s mother great unhappiness She constantly watched Angus for signs that he was like his father When his father died, Angus inherited the title and estate, but he wanted nothing to do with them He came to Scotland to sell them as quickly as possible and go back to America He wasn t thrilled by his half brother s call but couldn t bring himself to deny his wish I loved his reaction to Holly s application and her presence He couldn t stop himself from agreeing to all of her demands I loved his confession of his lie about being engaged and how he begged for her help It was a very good thing that he was as rich as he was with the way that he let her run wild with making the castle fit for Christmas celebrations I loved the way that he found himself doing whatever she told him to do Just being around her opened up his eyes and heart to things he had never noticed before, I loved seeing how that had such an effect on him and the way he started making a difference in others lives It also opened up his heart to loving Holly He was able to admit his feelings for her well before she could He wanted her so much and tried not to rush her, showing that he could have patience if he worked at it His biggest drawback was the way he let the estate manager do so much, even though he had a bad feeling about the man He went for the easy way out there when it came to trying to sell the estate and it came back to bite him Once he found out about the problems I loved the way that he went about solving them I loved his solution and how things worked out


  3. Gail Gail says:

    This book is a Harlequin Romance Many HQ Romances are very, very good, some are excellent, some are so good you know they will become a part of your yearly Christmas rereads, a comfort read that makes you laugh, makes you cry, gives you hope, and most importantly makes you want to be a part of this semi sort of dysfunctional, somewhat unhappy family and one very optimistic, pull out all the stops Australian heroine Not since Nora Roberts Stanislaski family have I felt such an attachment to This book is a Harlequin Romance Many HQ Romances are very, very good, some are excellent, some are so good you know they will become a part of your yearly Christmas rereads, a comfort read that makes you laugh, makes you cry, gives you hope, and most importantly makes you want to be a part of this semi sort of dysfunctional, somewhat unhappy family and one very optimistic, pull out all the stops Australian heroine Not since Nora Roberts Stanislaski family have I felt such an attachment to a fictional family, so much so that I wanted to turn around and immediately reread the book Is it great literature No, but it s charming, delightful book written by an author I ve read before but now I want to hug all of Lennox s books A perfect happy holiday read


  4. Megan Megan says:

    I enjoy Marion Lennox s Christmas romances at any time of the year, and I thought this was perhaps one of her most ridiculously, gloriously Christmas y ones The protagonists visit Westminster Abbey while the choir practices Christmas hymns, ffs There was a lot to love in how over the top this whole set up was, and I can imagine Lennox had a lot of fun writing it, because it was quite fun to read.The characters didn t always work for me, however Angus in particular never seemed to have much I enjoy Marion Lennox s Christmas romances at any time of the year, and I thought this was perhaps one of her most ridiculously, gloriously Christmas y ones The protagonists visit Westminster Abbey while the choir practices Christmas hymns, ffs There was a lot to love in how over the top this whole set up was, and I can imagine Lennox had a lot of fun writing it, because it was quite fun to read.The characters didn t always work for me, however Angus in particular never seemed to have much of a personality, and the heavy fantasy and Christmas holiday elements made it difficult for me to imagine how the characters relationship in their ordinary lives would proceed A pleasant read, but not one of Lennox s stronger books


  5. Kaitlyn Kaitlyn says:

    Mildly spoiler ish review if you re surprised by the basic plot of romance novels, no specific spoilers This was a 3.5 star read, so why did I knock it down to 3 for Goodreads This line given way to despair a despair only matched by the loss of her parents Her grief seemed to go that deep Bone deep Girl You ve known him for like three weeks Him maybe not being what you thought is equal to your parents dying Get out of here.


  6. Jessica Jessica says:

    Great Christmas read.this is a story of redemption and rebirth two hearts both damaged and fearful, meeting will heal and make them whole Toss in royal titles a hunk in a kilt and a sassy red head and you have an absolute winner


  7. Harlequin Books Harlequin Books says:

    Received 4 stars at RT Book Reviews


  8. ms bookjunkie ms bookjunkie says:

    Excellently convoluted plot Delightful, sweet, heartwarming.


  9. Nothing Like A Good Book!!!! wood Nothing Like A Good Book!!!! wood says:

    Just loved it


  10. Gail Gail says:

    I like most things Marion Lennox writes and this was no exception Castle, modern day Laird, Cinderella heroine What else do you need It s a nice story.