Christmas at Belhaven Hall
She wants nothing to do with him or the holiday frivolities…
Lady Olivia Rivenhall has always lived at Belhaven Hall. A year has passed since her husband’s unexpected death, and she’s been living in limbo wondering when she will have to vacate her home and finally decide what to do with the rest of her life. Just as she is beginning to believe that the new earl will never come to take possession of the manor, Maxwell Drake walks back into her life.
After almost dying in a gutter in Venice, Maxwell Drake vows to turn his life around. Learning that he’s inherited his estranged cousin’s title is exactly the fresh start he needs. Max is looking forward to enjoying Christmas in the English countryside at the estate he’s missed, but he’s dreading facing his cousin’s widow, the only woman he’s ever loved.
The attraction is stronger than ever, but so are the wounds. As Christmas magic steals through the ancient halls and secrets beckon to be shared, can these two lonely hearts find a second chance at love?
Reviews for Christmas at Belhaven Hall
“Karla Kratovil's books never fail to hit the spot and Christmas at Belhaven Hall is a charming, emotional, dramatic and intense historical romance that will keep readers eagerly turning the pages. Tender, touching, sensuous and hard to resist, with Christmas at Belhaven Hall, Karla Kratovil is sure to brighten up every reader's Yuletide!”
Julie - Goodreads reviewer
“There is something so delicious about Max. His vulnerability, determination and charm leaps off the page, as does Olivia’s pain and inner turmoil. This story will grab your attention and your heart. You will find yourself rooting for Max’s dream to come true, and wanting to slap his mother (well, maybe that’s just me). Such a lovely story.”
JCB - Amazon reviewer
“Olivia & Max’s story is tragic, bittersweet and achingly emotional. I truly enjoyed this story as it evoked ALL of the emotions. Not only did my heart ache for these two tortured loves torn apart, cheer every time they seemed to come together and frustrate at all the misunderstanding, but I found myself completely shocked by scenes as well, more than once. The writing is done beautifully to draw you into their story so you are truly engaged in each emotion. I cried tears of joy, frustration, anger and love. A deeply moving story that finally saw to Olivia’s well-deserved love. Few deserve to be loved as much as Olivia. She is a resilient, strong woman who you can’t help but cheer for. If you like a deeply emotional story, this is the one for you. I have loved getting to know each of the Maidens of Marbury and look forward to the next story, which I’m hoping is Susanna’s.”
MyaWall - Goodreads reviewer
“I so loved this book!! Both of the characters had loved each other before so you had this chemistry and sexual tension from the start that kept me reading long into the night. This book was charming, romantic with fabulous characters with a twist at the end, and some steam. Great job to the author!!”
Angela - Bookbub reviewer