Tuesday, October 21

Book/Novella Reviews: Away in a Manger & Bunny and Biscuits

Author: Lauren Willig
Title: The Mischief of the Mistletoe - Away in a Manger (Pink Series #7.1)
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: ebook
First Published: July 2011
Where I Got It: Lauren Willig's website (freebie)

"A little novella about what happened after the quick Christmas marriage between Turnip and Arabella."

Such a cute little novella about Turnip and Arabella's quick Christmas wedding. Poor Turnip...can't even have a proper wedding night. Darn snow storms! But alas, that is what happens when you get married in the middle of the winter. I know, because I was born December 28th in the middle of winter, so snow tends to ruin many events. Sighs.

I'm glad Lauren Willig gave Turnip and Arabella not only a book, but a novella as well. They were such an odd couple, but they make one of the cutest couples out of all her books. Turnip is well...special and funny. I am certainly glad he got  a HEA. Bless Arabella, because I don't think I would be able to marry him. Be my best friend? Heck yes! Marriage...no. hahaha

In the end, this was cute and sweet and made me long for Christmas for half a second. After that half of second, I regret wishing for winter, because I hate winter. I recommend this for those that like the series and like Turnip. I shall stamp this with 4 stars. 

Favorite Character(s): Turnip and Arabella
Not-so Favorite Character(s): The Snow Monster (okay, there is no such character in this book, but I do hate snow and snow storms)

(OK, there is no cover for this Novella, so I found this picture and it seemed to sum it up nicely)

Author: Lauren Willig
Title: Bunny and Biscuits (Pink Series #6.1)
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: ebook
First Published: February 14th, 2012
Where I Got It: Lauren Willig's website (freebie)

"A little Novella set on the night before Valentine's Day. Penelope is about to be married to Freddy and Charlotte is broken-hearted over declining the Duke's proposal of marriage. There is also a spy running about. All this is distracting Henrietta while Miles is trying to set up a romantic night." 

Miles and Hen are the couple that really made me addicted to this series, because I accidentally read their book first - which was suppose to be the second book of the series. I am so glad that Lauren Willig decided to give them a little novella. I did read somewhere that Lauren wants to extend this and make it bigger. I do hope so! It would be amazing. This is a nice little outline of a possibly greater story. 

Poor Miles....all he wants to do is have a nice little romantic night with his love, but she has been so distracted by the chaos of her friend's love-lives that she has been pushing him away. Totally get it, but he had this whole thing set up for days now. Luckily, she realizes she has been taking him for granted lately. 

This is an excellent set-up for the next book of the series, which revolves around Penelope and her adventures in India. I really need to re-read that book. Maybe I'll like her better. Who knows? In the end, this was cute and sweet. I wish that Lauren will extend on this story. It can be sooooooooooo much better. Again, I recommend this for those that like historical romance and the series. In the end, I shall stamp this with 3 stars. 

Favorite Character(s): Miles and Hen
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Penelope and Freddy