A Kiss For Midwinter

A Kiss For Midwinter

Courtney Milan / Sep 15, 2019

A Kiss For Midwinter Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful and never so than at Christmas time But no matter how hard she smiles she can t forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation Even thoug

  • Title: A Kiss For Midwinter
  • Author: Courtney Milan
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  • Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never so than at Christmas time But no matter how hard she smiles, she can t forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham She wants nothing to do withMiss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never so than at Christmas time But no matter how hard she smiles, she can t forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham She wants nothing to do with himor the butterflies that take flight in her stomach every time he looks her way.Jonas Grantham has a secret, too He s been in love with Lydia for than a year This winter, he s determined to conquer her dislike and win her for his own It all starts with a wager and a kissA Kiss for Midwinter is a novella 38,000 words in the Brothers Sinister series It follows The Duchess War Each book stands on its own, but those who prefer to read in order might want to read that book first.

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        Courtney Milan s books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist She is a New York Times and a USA Today Bestseller and a RITA winner.Courtney lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, an exceptionally perfect dog, and an attack cat.Before she started writing historical romance, Courtney got a graduate degree in theoretical physical chemistry from UC Berkeley After that, just to shake things up, she went to law school at the University of Michigan and graduated summa cum laude Then she did a handful of clerkships with some really important people who are way too dignified to be named here She was a law professor for a while She now writes full time.If you want to know when Courtney s next book will come out, please visit her website at courtneymilan, where you can sign up to receive an email when she has her next release.


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    1. 4.5 starsLydia Charingford first met Dr Jonas Grantham when she was fifteen and he was a twenty-one year-old preparing to undertake medical studies at King's College. She was a patient. He was as yet untrained, the physician allowing him to observe quietly in the background, as he tended his patients. After graduating Jonas has an agreement with the physician to take over his medical practice when he retires.Five years later returning to Leicester to take up his practice, Jonas is in need of a w [...]


    2. Dr. Jonas GranthamA Kiss for Midwinter is Miss Lydia Charingford's story, a sometimes sweet, sometimes heartbreaking novella from the Brothers Sinister series. Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can't forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Gran [...]


    3. These two. Their fathers. I. Just. Can't.Like I do not even have words to express how amazingly beautiful this story is. I once mentioned that I thought I was dead inside or that I had no soul. Why you ask (or not)? Because I read Archer's Voice and didn't cry, didn't waver, didn't bat an eye. One hitch. That was it. A little itty bitty breath of Oh My and nothing. Dead. No woman no cry. But perhaps it's not that my soul is dead. It's just confused. The tenderness in this book, the angst of cari [...]


    4. *4.5 stars*Another awesome audiobook by Courtney Milan, narrated by the wildly talented Rosalyn Landor. This series is like my crack and I have no intention of quitting any time soon!For all of those who doubt that they could like historical romance, I implore you to try this series. It is a smart, funny, interesting romance in a really well conceived historical setting.I loved that the main character was a doctor in this one. I have a weakness for books with factual medical content, and I have [...]


    5. Usually I love a character who is described as having a sarcastic, dark sense of humor, but Jonas didn't really do it for me. I just didn't see the humor. He seemed pretty serious to me. And, persnickety. I'm not a fan of persnickety men. If they are going to take the time to hang up my gown and smooth out the wrinkles while they are undressing me for sex, I'm going to re-think the whole sex idea in that time.He seems like a barrel of laughs. :/Jonas' main reason for wanting to get married is to [...]


    6. 4.5 stars. Oh, this was such a sweet, heart-tugging, holiday historical romance. In a genre thick with Dukes and Earls and wealthy business men, I loved how this hero was just a 'mere' Doctor. There were a lot of laugh out loud moments too, including his father who was a 'hoarder' living neck deep in scrap metal and other desirable items he couldn't bear to part with.Doctor Jonas Grantham was a practical no-nonsense man, and you might even say he was a bit anal-retentive in terms of his personal [...]


    7. Expanded review at coffeeandink.dreamwidth/11I seem to be at odds with the general internet take on Milan's recent work, because I was disappointed by this romance between a doctor and an allegedly cheerful woman whom the doctor knows to have had a teen pregnancy years before. Lydia Charingford distrusts all of Jonas Grantham's declarations of affection because he's brusque and sarcastic and she believes he's just trying to get into her pants. There are some genuinely moving bits, particularly i [...]


    8. This novella gets 5 stars because of the very original hero and the amazing fathers of both main characters.In romance, bad parents are a dime a dozen so I was soo glad to see two fathers that were so devoted to their children. I cried both when I learned about the Christmas gift Jonas' father gave him as well as what Jonas said to solve the conflict with his father.Jonas was very sui generis to say the least with his jokes about gonorrhea and his penchant for calling a spade a spade. Even I was [...]


    9. **5/5 Captivating Stars**As with all Courtney Milan’s books, I loved this delightful novella!Doctor Jonas Grantham knows his faults. He is outspoken with a dreadful sense of humour and a propensity to always look on the gloomy side of life. This is, however, what makes him such a good doctor…where others might see a touch of indigestion, he would consider poisoning and heart attacks. It is time he took a wife and only one woman will do…Lydia Charingford, but there is a rather big obstacle [...]


    10. Written August 19, 29144 Stars - Delightful refreshing reading!!! grandma would have saidBook #1.5I really liked the prequel novella and the first novel in this Brother Sinister series by Courtney Milan. • #0.5 - The Governess Affair (4.5 stars)London 1835, Serena (Barton) & Hugo Marshall (the wolf)• #1 - The Duchess War (4.5 stars)Leicester 1863, Minnie (Wilhelmina Pursling / Minerva Lane) & Robert Alan Graydon Blaisdell, the ninth Duke of ClermontThis is a shortie before book #2 a [...]


    11. Another one I forgot to review. So just a few thoughts.I loathe the doctor character. LOATHE. For many reasons. One of which is the part wherein a woman lost her baby because he didn’t open his mouth – there were reasons why he didn’t do so right then and there (when she was being examined) but he suspected that what the doctor he was shadowing was telling her to do would cause her and/or her baby to die, and later asked another doctor – a teaching doctor – and learned his instincts we [...]


    12. 4.5 stars, because it's GOOD, and it's hard to write a shorter story well. Milan pulled it off neatly. This is the third book in The Brothers Sinister series, and just brimming with STORY. Loved it!! And it's sexy, too, with one scalding love scene -- Lydia and Jonas know what they want and neither are shy about going for it. He let out a shaky breath and looked over at her. Her eyes were dark, dark. She reached up and pulled two pins from her hair, and her curls tumbled over her shoulders. Ever [...]


    13. This was just what the doctor ordered. Feel like I've been in the desert for days and finally found water. Wonderful, wonderful, marvellous. And a good way to ease into the Christmas run up ["It gets earlier and earlier every year." she observed in her thin, Court-worn voice.]Milan's ability to deal with big, important, awful events in a manner which does not minimise or skirt them, but also keeps the story light and warm is such, such a skill. This one has a humdinger at the centre. **** Spoile [...]


    14. I loved this so much and am at a total loss for what to write to convey how excellent this story was - to simply say READ IT does not suffice. Even though this was a novella, it didn't feel short - it just felt perfect. I said that about Ms. Milan's last novellathat I read and probably thought, at that time, there is no way she can write a better novella and pack more into it. Well, I was wrong. Sometimes a mistake we make in our youth can carry into adulthood and leave little or no hope for a h [...]


    15. Courtney Milan writes wonderfully. Her characters are three-dimensional and nuanced, more like real people than characters. I always feel like I want the romance to happen just as much as they do or in some circumstances more. My heart was with Grantham as he wooed Lydia, and I felt deeply for Lydia. Her terrible experience five years earlier would sour anyone on romance, and I could see why her barriers were erected so strongly. I liked that Milan did give them an opportunity to get to know eac [...]


    16. I loved it! It's so touching and sensual read for me. I loved hero and his attitude towards world and around him. Author's the main focus was "truth" and while hero cherishes it and thinks it's a gift for humankind, heroine sees it like curse. Author told us how our point of view affects our value judgment. I like to read it with the stories of our protagonist.I think, I can comprehend why readers love this author so much. I'll read more of her books in near future.


    17. This series is soooo delightful!!! I'm loving it!In this book the heroine is Lydia, Minnie's friend. As we already know from the preivious one, she' harbouring a secret, in which Minnie was involved too.The hero, Jonas, is a doctor and he's connected with the secret too, even if he's not aware. Lydia knows who he is and confronts him in a hard way when he approach her.Thus begins their story: with suspicion on her part and bewilderment on his.I loved Lydia and her courage and her fragility. She' [...]


    18. A good 4.5 read. I was slightly disappointed by The Duchess War so I went into this book with a little bit of trepidation. To be honest, the main reason is because my expectations of this author are so high. She's absolutely my favorite discovery of the last year. This story had a sweet tale, a nice, but damaged couple and a very happy ending. I came near tears several times and laughed out loud at others. I found both characters to be genuine and decent people and that made it that much easier [...]


    19. *sigh*I don't know how these fabulous authors continue to keep fresh ideas going, but I hope they keep doing it for years to come. A lovely Christmas novella about two hurting people finding true love. I will review tomorrow. Wonderful sweet read.


    20. He wanted her to lift her head at this moment. He wanted her to look him in the eyes and realize that he loved her. He wanted her to love him back.Wow. Just wow. Loved it!!! It's rare to be able to pull out a great story with well-drawn characters in a novella, but Ms. Milan managed to do that beautifully.HERO: Jonas (26)Fantastic hero - very unusual, don't think I've ever read a hero like him. There's nothing cookie cutter here - no rake/rogue, no stuffy aristocrat, none of the usual figures t [...]


    21. Rating: A- Heat: SweetThey say time heals all wounds… Time and doctors. Thankfully for Lydia Charingford, she happens to have both. And Dr. Jonas Grantham is going to help her move on even if she really doesn’t want to.Lydia Charingford has been hurt, woefully wronged, in her not too distant past. And when I say woefully… I mean grievously and painfully wronged. But, for the last few years, she has buried her hurt and pain. Tucked it away and let it fester. All the while managing to see t [...]


    22. Dr. Jonas Grantham decided that he is ready to marry and makes a mental list of all the beautiful ladies in town and Miss Lydia Charingford wavers between number ten and eleven. He remembers Lydia from his training days as a young man and knows her secret that she guards closely and has no real interest in pursuing heruntil she speaks to him and then everything changes for him. Jonas finds himself trying to talk to her and falling in love with her for over a year but each time they speak togethe [...]


    23. This has my most hated "hero" in 2013. I found him completely, utterly despicable.I haven't been able to write a review yet because every time I attempt it my blood pressure goes up.Standing by while a sham doctor prescribes poison for a young, pregnant girl, knowing it will likely kill her and her unborn baby, because he wants to inherit the doctor's practice? Are you kidding me? And then choosing a list of wifey-candidates (which he wants so he can have lots of sex and not worry about contract [...]


    24. It started with a wager . . . or was it a confession?"The one thing we have never been to one another is polite. But never mind, Miss Charingford, I shall fill in the bad and the good. Either I am an unspeakably rude fellow, the kind who vents his ire and spleen on perfectly innocent young ladies, or…” His gaze slid to her profile. She was still looking across the room, refusing to meet his eyes. “Or,” he said softly, “I am madly in love with you. And I have been for this last year.” [...]


    25. I feel almost disloyal with the relatively low rating on this one, since I consider myself a huge fan of Courtney Milan's work. This novella, however, just didn't do it for me.I loved the OCD tendencies of the hero, and the issues you don't often run across in romance -- hoarding, miscarriage, etc. Maybe it was the overly frank conversations the hero and heroine have. Maybe it was the fairly UNromantic wooing. I'm not sure to be honest. All I know is it didn't have the same "spark" so many of he [...]


    26. Reviewed for the February edition of InD'tale.LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it! And Jonas ;)"A friend had once told him that he was like bitter coffee—positively habit-forming, once one acquired a taste for the beverage, but off-putting on the first few sips."


    27. A Kiss for Midwinter is an offshoot of Ms. Milan’s current Brothers Sinister series, a companion novella that takes place after the events of The Duchess War and which tells the story of Minnie’s best friend, Miss Lydia Charingford. We learned in the earlier novel that Lydia’s past contains a scandal which could ruin her if it became known, and in this story, we learn what actually happened.Now twenty-one, Miss Charingford is vivacious and well-liked. She is always cheerful and the sort of [...]


    28. A great quick novella in the series. Both characters were well written and I enjoyed their attraction and interaction with each other! Love does conquer hate in this particular tale. 😃👍


    29. Leído 2017Graham me cayó mal al principio pero de a poco se fue ganando mi cariño. La verdad es que la historia no me volvió loca, pero uno lo puede racionalizar y decir que es un buen libro. Y eso es lo que tiene Courtney te puede gustar o no pero es de esas pocas autoras a las que leo con la seguridad de que va a escribir un libro de calidad. Pensé que no era historical accurate pero hay una nota de autor al final donde Courtney aclara algunas dudas en cuanto a cómo era la medicina allá [...]


    30. Milan is a master at creating complex and completely lovable characters. This is one of the best Holiday reads this year! Fabulous! .ew to come


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