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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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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.
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 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...
October 28, 2017
Cute Christmas romance with a little mystery included!
This is not a major emotional story. This is a cute, feel-good, Christmas story. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Lady Osbaldestone's earlier times and meeting her grandchildren. I look forward to seeing them in future stories.
Christian and Eugenia...
November 12, 2017
A truly fun read
I love to read Christmas themed books during the season. This was a perfect start. It is light hearted and filled with laughter. Stephanie Laurens of course couldn't leave out the romance. She gave the love story a caring plot you want to end well. Learning more about the grande...
January 16, 2018
It’s cute and it’s fun with a goofy little mystery wrapped in the middle. When the Grande Dame is tasked with looking after three of her grandchildren, she enlists their help to locate a missing flock of geese that was supposed to grace the Christmas tables of the village in order to keep them, a...
October 20, 2017
Don't miss this wonderful tale of Christmas in the village
Anyone who is a Stephanie Laurens fan will find themselves settling in to this delightful tale with a sigh of delight. Newcomers are in for a masterful demonstration of what makes her novels such a treat. Strong characters, a little bit of...