A Drakenfall Christmas Book Tour
By author Geralyn Corcillo
Tour Dates: November 13th – 19th, 2016
Mark and Maisy, ahem, that is, Lord and Lady Shiley, get ready to celebrate their first Christmas together at Drakenfall, their renowned estate-turned-resort in the heart of the Cotswolds. The energetic and very un-aristocratic couple spreads holiday cheer as they conspire in guest shenanigans and staff kerfuffles.
In an uncharacteristic turn, unflappable house manager Glynis Ferry seems to be getting her duster ruffled every time she catches sight of Shaun Fletcher, the new head groomsman. Pippa Taylor, a whirling dervish of a domestic, works below stairs to make the magic of Drakenfall happen for everyone else. But will there ever be enough magic left over for her? There will if most worthy valet Kafi Diop has anything to say about it, as he tries to spin holiday enchantment every which way. But his best laid plans always seem to go cataclysmically awry, even with Maisy helping out as his faithful sidekick.
And what about Kafi’s grandest of schemes, set to take flight at the Drakenfall Christmas Ball? He’s depending on guest Jamie Tovell, who’s depending on his secret crush Lea Sinclair.
But even if everything goes off without a hitch, will the secret Maisy’s been hiding from Mark all season pop up at the most inopportune moment to set everything asunder? It’s a Drakenfall Christmas … topsy turvy, but generously sprinkled with laughter and lavishly frosted with romance!
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This was such a sweet treat of a read! It had the magical Christmas feeling that every holiday book needs, and as the Christmas season creeps closer, I find myself craving it more and more. Especially at the end of this crazy week, I think we’ve all seen some real ugliness as elections came to a close. I know I needed a pick me up, and this sure did the trick! I read this in one sitting, I was so taken with the world Corcillo created. The entire story takes place in Drakenfall, in the days leading up to Christmas. Drakenfall is a truly magnificent place and the perfect setting for a holiday book. Along with a festive, feel good spirit, love is also in the air for both guests of the resort and employees.
There are three sweet romances developing simultaneously; Pippa and Kafi (who both work at Drakenfall), Glynis and Shaun (also employees), and finally Lea and Jamie (guests). All three storylines are heavy on the sweet and cute side which is what I love the most in Chick Lit and Christmas novels. Besides the requisite romance, there is humor in the mix as everyone seems to be plotting and planning various things in order to catch someone’s eye. Maisy is the biggest schemer around, but she doesn’t have a malicious bone in her body and all of her mischievous plans are done with the best of intentions.
This was so lighthearted and adorable, with a real sense of mischief and magic always lurking in the background. The quaint setting of Drakenfall provides the most enchanting backdrop and the lovely cast of characters only adds to the ambiance. This is the perfect Christmassy read and one that brings a real sense of joy to the reader and left me with a grin on my face.
Overall rating: 4/5
About the Author:
When she was a kid in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Geralyn Vivian Ruane Corcillo dreamed of one day becoming the superhero Dyna Girl. So, she did her best and grew up to rescue animals and constantly pick up litter. At home, she loves to kick back by watching black & white movies, British mysteries, and the New York Giants. Corcillo lives in a drafty old house in Hollywood with her husband TV writer Ron, a guy who’s even cooler than Kip Dynamite.
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