Read Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Goose (Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Chronicles #1) Online Free - A lighthearted tale of Christmas long ago with a grandmother and three of her grandchildren, one lost soul, a lady driven to distraction, a recalcitrant donkey, and a flock of determined geese.
Three years after being widowed, Therese, Lady Osbaldestone finally settles into her dower property of Hartington Manor in the village of Little Moseley in Hampshire. She is in two minds as to whether life in the small village will generate sufficient interest to keep her amused over the months when she is not in London or visiting friends around the country. But she will see.
It’s December, 1810, and Therese is looking forward to her usual Christmas with her family at Winslow Abbey, her youngest daughter, Celia’s home. But then a carriage rolls up and disgorges Celia’s three oldest children. Their father has contracted mumps, and their mother has sent the three—Jamie, George, and Lottie—to spend this Christmas with their grandmama in Little Moseley.
Therese has never had to manage small children, not even her own. She assumes the children will keep themselves amused, but quickly learns that what amuses three inquisitive, curious, and confident youngsters isn’t compatible with village peace. Just when it seems she will have to set her mind to inventing something, she and the children learn that with only twelve days to go before Christmas, the village flock of geese has vanished.
Every household in the village is now missing the centerpiece of their Christmas feast. But how could an entire flock go missing without the slightest trace? The children are as mystified and as curious as Therese—and she seizes on the mystery as the perfect distraction for the three children as well as herself.
But while searching for the geese, she and her three helpers stumble on two locals who, it is clear, are in dire need of assistance in sorting out their lives. Never one to shy from a little matchmaking, Therese undertakes to guide Miss Eugenia Fitzgibbon into the arms of the determinedly reclusive Lord Longfellow. To her considerable surprise, she discovers that her grandchildren have inherited skills and talents from both her late husband as well as herself. And with all the customary village events held in the lead up to Christmas, she and her three helpers have opportunities galore in which to subtly nudge and steer.
Yet while their matchmaking appears to be succeeding, neither they nor anyone else have found so much as a feather from the village’s geese. Larceny is ruled out; a flock of that size could not have been taken from the area without someone noticing. So where could the birds be? And with the days passing and Christmas inexorably approaching, will they find the blasted birds in time?
First in series. A novel of 60,000 words. A Christmas tale of romance and geese.
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March 13, 2018
I've been looking forward to reading this since Stephanie Laurens announced that she was writing books focusing on this character. Lady Osbaldestone showed up for the first time in the very first Cynster novel, in all of her opinionated glory. She was one of the Grand Dames of the Regency era and...
October 26, 2017
- "Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Goose (Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Chronicles Book 1)" by Stephanie Laurens.
I absolutely love Lady Osbaldestone. During Cynster series she was always my favorite character I'm thrilled Stephanie finally gives a glimpse into her family and life.
January 22, 2018
Fun Christmas story starring the wonderful Lady Osbaldestone, Grande Dame of Regency society. She has been one of my favorite characters throughout the Cynster books, and it's always an experience when she shows up. As the story opens, Lady Osbaldestone is debating settling down in her widowhood...
October 29, 2017
FINAL DECISION: This is a lovely Christmas story with a little mystery and a little romance. Lovely and sweet, I didn't have high expectations but found this a pleasant little story.
THE STORY: Lady Osbaldestone, after being widowed a few years before has three of her grandchildren joining her fo...
December 14, 2017
Title: Lady Osbaldestone’s Christmas Goose
Author: Stephanie Laurens
Read by: Helen Lloyd
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Length: Approximately 7 hours
Source: Blackstone Audio Digital Review Copy as a part of the Audiobook Jukebox Review– Thank-you! I read this along in a print copy of the book that was...
December 10, 2017
Lady Osbaldestone is a grande dame of London society, but she is opting to live in the small village of Little Moseley, at least for the Christmas season. The three grandchildren of her youngest daughter are staying with her and they are a handful for an older lady who left most of the raising of...
January 31, 2018
This is cute and good book. Lady Osbaldstone is taking care of her grandchildren during the Christmas season. They come to find out that the flock of geese are missing.
So decides that her and the children need to find them.
They goes around the village and neighborhood looking the geese. She even...
January 04, 2018
Finally, a new Stephanie Laurens book that I can get behind and say I really enjoyed reading. This is the first of a new series staring Lady Osbaldestone, the Grand Dame of almost all the earlier Cynster books. She's a fantastic lady and provided an enjoyable read. This was a sweet romance with n...
January 08, 2018
This is a delightful story - a period historical romance filled with detail and characters ranging from the redoubtable Lady Osbaldestone (Think Maggie Smith in Downtown Abbey mixed with 'The Matchmaker' from Fiddler on The Roof and you're getting somewhere close to her character) to the sad and...
February 01, 2018
I don't think that Stephanie Laurens is capable of writing a bad book. This is another good one. A lighthearted romance with a younger Lady Osbaldestone and three mischievous but lovable grandchildren. A wounded soldier, home from fighting in the Peninsular, convinced that he is senten...