A CHRISTMAS WEDDING
It’s Christmas 1940 and Nimway Hall opens its ancient and enchanting heart to the wedding of Josie and Gideon!
Engaged to be married in the final, steamy love scene in THE LEGEND OF NIMWAY HALL: 1940 – JOSIE, wartime intelligence agents, Josie and Gideon, are in for a wild adventure as they negotiate the hidden dangers of planning a wedding in the midst of a war.
With two months until their Christmas Day nuptials, and an impressive guest list that includes their two very large and very different families, dear and influential friends, peers and prelates, stars of stage and screen, an admiral and more than one member of Churchill’s War Cabinet, Josie Stirling quickly discovers that adding the planning of Somerset’s wedding of the year to her already over-scheduled days – overseeing Nimway’s vast wartime estate, volunteering for the war effort, and managing her secret intelligence work – may be the straw that finally forces her ask for help from the people who love her, when she was so certain she could do it all herself.
THE MAGIC OF LOVE
Lt. Colonel Gideon Fletcher takes on the role of husband-to-be of the beautiful and capable Guardian of Nimway Hall as fiercely as any military operation, and soon finds himself in a secret war against an unexpected enemy to save the ancient estate from certain destruction.
The matchmaking Orb brought Josie and Gideon together in the first JOSIE book of the Nimway series, now, the enchantment of Nimway Hall itself, weaves together the magic of love and family and the joy of Christmas into a tapestry of Happily Ever After.
Fifth book in the Legend of Nimway Hall series. A historical novel of 55,000 words, entwining romance, mystery and the magic of love.
5.0 out of 5 stars Bright, funny and enjoyable love story
This is a follow up to Gideon and Josie’s story and it is wonderful. While you do not have to read the original book I would recommend you do so, only because it was also a great story. Their journey to getting to the wedding day is full of wonder, fun, and much love. Josie is the keeper of Nimway Hall. She’s strong willed, opinionated, funny and overall a gem. She doesn’t always understand her appeal but does know that she has a role and part(s) to play in her role as the keeper of Nimway Hall and in the war effort. Gideon is in the Armed Services and for lack of better words, a spy for England setting up his network and operations in the area. Together this couple is unstoppable… putting them together with central theme of this series, Nimway Hall and its surrounding wood makes them even more so.
Josie has so much on her plate that she has difficulty finding time to plan her own wedding. Gideon’s family and the people of the Hall come to Josie’s rescue. The part about her wedding dress made me weep, with happiness, for Josie. Gideon is busy as well, trying to save the Hall from being used as a training camp that the land, while understood the need to support the war effort, would have to be torn up and virtually destroyed to do so. Did I mention he tries to do this without letting Josie know? He does so as it would not only devastate her and the people but cause her temper to flare which would not be pleasant in the least.
This is a period piece and the author does an exemplary job of weaving the story with how the world was during WWII in England. Times were hard and people came together, supported each other and refused to let the enemy win. This book is a definite win in my opinion.
Amazing, Enchanted Love
I loved reading about another story where the Orb mingled itself with the now lady of Monday Hall. This is such a beautiful and historically story about love, duty and romance. Josie being in line for the gift of the Orb and her fortune to meet up with such a intelligent, historical hero brought this storyline into such passion that I could hardly put the book down. I love the way Gresham intertwined these two people together and have us a history lesson at the same time. I felt I was in the story watching their every move. Just a fabulous read! A reader at GOODREADS