Christmas at Thornton Hall - Lynn Marie Hulsman
Source: Review Copy courtesy of Harper Impulse
When Juliet Hill unwittingly discovers a most-definitely-not-hers-rhinestone-studded lace thong in her high-flying lawyer boyfriend’s apartment, this usually feisty chef is suddenly single and facing a very blue Christmas – with only a ready meal for one to keep her company!
So when she’s personally requested to cater for the family at Thornton Hall three days before Christmas, it’s not long before Juliet’s standing at the (back) door of the Earl of Gloucester’s impossibly grand ancestral pile.
The halls are decked, the guests are titled, those below the stairs are delightfully catty, and all-American Juliet sets to work cooking up a glorious British Christmas with all the trimmings.
But other flames are burning besides those on the stove… Sparks fly with Edward, the gorgeous ex-soldier turned resident chef, and are those sidelong looks Juliet’s getting from her boss, the American tycoon Jasper Roth?
As the snow starts to fall on the idyllic Cotswolds countryside, so does the veneer of genteel high society and there are more than a few ancient skeletons rattling out of the Hall’s numerous dark cupboards!
Woooaaahh what a fabulously dramatic book this is.
It is bursting with Heart attacks, Poisoning, Sex, Affairs, Family secrets, Wealth, Food, Love, Heartache, Mental Illness, Christmas, Servants and Excellence! It has a superb plot and marvellous characters that you will just fall in love with.
Buy this book and be taken into the servant quarters of the glorious Thornton Hall and into a world of utter chaos.