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FREE READ µ Carols and Chaos A lady's maid and a valet become entangled in a yuletide counterfeiting scheme in this romantic Christmas YA adventure1817 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 B. DNF at 50%Honestly I just couldn t care less for these characters and I was super bored even through listening to the audiobook so byeeeeeeee

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FREE READ µ Carols and Chaos Etween her household duties caring for her ailing mother and saving up money to someday own a dress shop her hands are uite 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 wou. Kate Darby is looking forward to Christmas of 1817 Shackleford Park is hosting visitors both upstairs and down and they are also hosting a dinner for the staff and their families Kate has much to do and falling in love is not on the agenda but Mr Ernest and Ben Steeple bring along their footman Johnny and handsome valet Matt Harlow Matt really liked Kate when they met before and is eager to renew their acuaintance A romance is frowned upon in Shackleford Park and Matt also has plans for the future Matt s friend Johnny is eager to impress Camille LaPierre a ladies maid but he lacks money to buy her little sisters a gift When he sells his worthless ring and receives only counterfeit coins in return Johnny is furious He s determined to find the man who cheated him and get his ring back The villagers don t take kindly to strangers asking uestions but Johnny insists When he fails to return home Matt is worried Everyone else assumes Johnny is sleeping off a hangover somewhere but Matt thinks his formerly wayward friend has reformed The longer Johnny is gone the Matt worries Only Kate believes him and together they set out to find the missing footmanThe first third of this book is really slow and failed to capture my attention I didn t know the characters from Suitors and Sabotage and I really didn t buy into the romance Why does Matt like Kate so much before they even meet again and why does she fall in love with him so uickly I don t really know aside from physical attraction The romance aspect was just boring When the mystery is finally set up the book gets interesting I did figure out where Johnny was but not the rest of it The plot moved along at a uick pace after that and I enjoyed the mystery than the romance Historically speaking the story should have or could have been set in Victorian times or Edwardian times and been the same I didn t get much Regency history in this story It is set at Christmas and includes some of the Christmas traditions of the period but the Christmas celebrations were secondary to the plot I would have liked time spent on the historical details and period correct language The writing style is just too simplistic for me The characters are pretty flat I liked Kate well enough She s determined to make a better future for herself and her mother but not single minded She s kind and sympathetic to her mother s loneliness issues Kate is also a good listener and trusts Matt s instincts about his friend Kate seems well known and liked in the village Matt is a nice person and has the same goal as Kate but romance seems impossible given their situations I don t really like the way Matt flirts and teases Kate but she accepts it and responds in kind If you like flirty banter you ll love Matt If the characters had been better developed I may have liked them both better Johnny is a stereotypical young footman He was into gambling and other bad things when he was younger but Matt believes Johnny has reformed It s sad that Johnny s reputation meant no one believed he was in danger Johnny is brash and stupid at times He rushes in without thinking I don t believe he loves Camille but just wants her attention because she s beautiful and has a good job The villains are truly villainous I was shocked at the level of violence in this young adult novel One villain in particular can not be right in the head They are truly sadistic and enjoy hurting people One is level headed and practical and the other is greedy I really didn t like Kate s mother Dame Darby She s manipulative and doesn t appreciate all the help her sons give her I found her unrealistic for the time period For a lower class woman she should let her daughter do her job and be proud of her sons accomplishments instead of bugging Kate to come help her all the time The housekeeper is unrealistically sympathetic Kate s friend Marie is constantly cranky without good reason She just got promoted to ladies maid what does she have to complain about She is a good friend to Kate though in her own way The butler is properly rude and snooty He isn t a likable character but he may be the most realistic of all the servantsThis story is unusual as it focuses only on the points of view of downstairs characters but we do get to meet the upstairs family None of them seemed realistic The young ladies and gentlemen would have been raised to accept their stations and their preordained roles A young man of aristocratic birth would NOT be an architect A younger son would join the navy the army the law or the church A young lady giving art lessons would be beyond the pale No young lady wanted to work for a living They re all so kind and nice to the servants even when the footman runs off I think it s a bit of a stretch that they would have a search party out except that there s a second crime that may have led to Johnny s disappearance and the Home Office wants to catch who is responsible Find Johnny find the villains All in all it s a nice pleasant 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Kate Darby is looking forward to Christmas of 1817 Shackleford Park is hosting visitors both upstairs and down and they are also hosting a dinner for the staff and their families Kate has much to do and falling in love is not on the agenda but Mr Ernest and Ben Steeple bring along their footman Johnny and handsome valet Matt Harlow Matt really liked Kate when they met before and is eager to renew their acuaintance A romance is frowned upon in Shackleford Park and Matt also has Brief an den Vater physical attraction The romance aspect was just boring When the mystery is finally set up the book gets interesting I did figure out where Johnny was but not the rest of it The Zu Den Platonischen Gleichnissen plot moved along at a uick Once in Kazakhstan The Snow Leopard Emerges pace after that and I enjoyed the mystery than the romance Historically speaking the story should have or could have been set in Victorian times or Edwardian times and been the same I didn t get much Regency history in this story It is set at Christmas and includes some of the Christmas traditions of the In guten Kreisen period but the Christmas celebrations were secondary to the Serafina and the Black Cloak plot I would have liked time spent on the historical details and Artemis Fowl period correct language The writing style is just too simplistic for me The characters are La esfinge maragata pretty flat I liked Kate well enough She s determined to make a better future for herself and her mother but not single minded She s kind and sympathetic to her mother s loneliness issues Kate is also a good listener and trusts Matt s instincts about his friend Kate seems well known and liked in the village Matt is a nice The Inklings CS Lewis JRR Tolkien Charles Williams and Their Friends person and has the same goal as Kate but romance seems impossible given their situations I don t really like the way Matt flirts and teases Kate but she accepts it and responds in kind If you like flirty banter you ll love Matt If the characters had been better developed I may have liked them both better Johnny is a stereotypical young footman He was into gambling and other bad things when he was younger but Matt believes Johnny has reformed It s sad that Johnny s reputation meant no one believed he was in danger Johnny is brash and stupid at times He rushes in without thinking I don t believe he loves Camille but just wants her attention because she s beautiful and has a good job The villains are truly villainous I was shocked at the level of violence in this young adult novel One villain in The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig particular can not be right in the head They are truly sadistic and enjoy hurting Spectrum 21 people One is level headed and Zanboomer practical and the other is greedy I really didn t like Kate s mother Dame Darby She s manipulative and doesn t appreciate all the help her sons give her I found her unrealistic for the time Vögeln ist schön period For a lower class woman she should let her daughter do her job and be The Relativity of Wrong proud of her sons accomplishments instead of bugging Kate to come help her all the time The housekeeper is unrealistically sympathetic Kate s friend Marie is constantly cranky without good reason She just got Die Dämonenbraut promoted to ladies maid what does she have to complain about She is a good friend to Kate though in her own way The butler is Apt Pupil properly rude and snooty He isn t a likable character but he may be the most realistic of all the servantsThis story is unusual as it focuses only on the Muffy the Demon Slayer points of view of downstairs characters but we do get to meet the upstairs family None of them seemed realistic The young ladies and gentlemen would have been raised to accept their stations and their Pinstripe Empire preordained roles A young man of aristocratic birth would NOT be an architect A younger son would join the navy the army the law or the church A young lady giving art lessons would be beyond the Rastafari pale No young lady wanted to work for a living They re all so kind and nice to the servants even when the footman runs off I think it s a bit of a stretch that they would have a search Saphirblau party out except that there s a second crime that may have led to Johnny s disappearance and the Home Office wants to catch who is responsible Find Johnny find the villains All in all it s a nice Chancy and the Grand Rascal pleasant forgettable story I believe this author s books are not for me or for the true Regency aficionados However if you enjoyed Downton Abbey and the unrealistic idealized world that story is set in you will Anna hambad probably enjoy this novel

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FREE READ µ Carols and Chaos Ld 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 A companion book to Suitors and Sabotage. I ve pretty much adored all of Cindy Anstey s previous works and this book was no exception I wish I d realized that this was a companion to Suitors and Sabotage though so I could have re read that book first and refamiliarized myself with the lords and ladies above stairs before setting out to solve this caper with characters from below stairs This was a sweet romance full of Yuletide cheer while also maintaining and air of mystery and while it wasn t the most compelling of Anstey s books thus far I still found it charming A lovely read for this time of year Teaching for Joy and Justice problems when a devious counterfeiting scheme reaches the gates of Shackleford Park and Kate and Matt are unwittingly swept up in the intrigue A companion book to Suitors and Sabotage. I ve Heart of Ash Blood and Salt #2 pretty much adored all of Cindy Anstey s Eight Second Cowboy previous works and this book was no exception I wish I d realized that this was a companion to Suitors and Sabotage though so I could have re read that book first and refamiliarized myself with the lords and ladies above stairs before setting out to solve this caper with characters from below stairs This was a sweet romance full of Yuletide cheer while also maintaining and air of mystery and while it wasn t the most compelling of Anstey s books thus far I still found it charming A lovely read for this time of year


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    READ Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Cindy Anstey EBOOK / PDF [Carols and Chaos] Cindy Anstey Í 9 FREE READ DNF at 50%Honestly I just couldn't care less for these characters and I was super bored even through listening to the audiobook so byeeeeeeee

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    EBOOK / PDF [Carols and Chaos] READ Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Cindy Anstey REVIEW Carols and Chaos I’ve been a fan of all of Cindy’s books so I was eager to get to this one I liked Kate and Matt They’re both good and loyal people I loved the pride in their jobs and ambition for There are a lot a lot a lot of other

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    EBOOK / PDF [Carols and Chaos] READ Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Cindy Anstey Cindy Anstey Í 9 FREE READ Mini review Minor spoilersDNFTrigger Warning None till the point I readI have read the author's debut and enjoyed it I was excited to dive into another book by this author Unfortunately I didn't enjoy itThe beginning really confused me For s

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    READ Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Cindy Anstey Cindy Anstey Í 9 FREE READ REVIEW Carols and Chaos Reading this book immediately took me back to all of those hours binge watching Downton Abbey gah I loved that show I love the upstairsdownsta

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    EBOOK / PDF [Carols and Chaos] Kate Darby is looking forward to Christmas of 1817 Shackleford Park is hosting visitors both upstairs and down and they are also hosting a dinner for the staff and their families Kate has much to do and falling in love is not on the agenda but Mr Ernest and Ben Steeple bring along their footman Johnny and handsome valet Matt Harlow Matt really liked Kate when they met before and is eager to renew their acuaintance A ro

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    Cindy Anstey Í 9 FREE READ EBOOK / PDF [Carols and Chaos] When I was looking for a holiday listen I was tickled to see this offered and jumped at the chance for a suspenseful dip into the Regency world below stairs during Yuletide The gentry are about their revels and so are the servants until a footman goes missing and a fake coin turns up in the nearby market townCarols and Chaos turne

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    REVIEW Carols and Chaos READ Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Cindy Anstey Cindy Anstey Í 9 FREE READ For my fellow Downton Abbey and Jane Austen enthusiasts I could not think of a perfect book to get you into the holiday spirit CAROLS AND CHAOS is an absolutely charming story with characters you’ll fall madly in love with and a delicious sprinkling of mystery and adventure

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    Cindy Anstey Í 9 FREE READ READ Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Cindy Anstey REVIEW Carols and Chaos I've pretty much adored all of Cindy Anstey's previous works and this book was no exception I wish I'd realized that this was a com

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    EBOOK / PDF [Carols and Chaos] READ Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Cindy Anstey REVIEW Carols and Chaos Rating 4 StarsI expected this book to be a cutesy light read with all the mushy sappy feels but I did not expect it to have less mush and thrills and dramaticsWill review just need to catch up on some other reviews before returning

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  • Paperback
  • 328
  • Carols and Chaos
  • Cindy Anstey
  • English
  • 07 February 2018
  • 9781250174871