Victoria Alexander’s His Mistress by Christmas is a warm holiday romance. Veronica Smithson is a wealthy widow, values her independence and sees no benefit in marriage, but she would like to become Sebastian Hadley-Attwater’s mistress. Sebastian, on the other hand, wants to marry Veronica and is not at all pleased with the idea. He decides, however, to do things her way while he attempts to change her mind, and invites her to spend a quiet Christmas with him in the country. Things go awry when their families unexpectedly show up to celebrate the holiday. I am a longtime fan of Ms. Alexander and this book did not disappoint. The characters are lovable and fun, the book moves at a snappy clip, and I just love a holiday romance in which Christmas plays a big part of the story and holiday cheer flavors the whole atmosphere of this novel. And with that, I end this post wishing you a wonderful holiday filled with love and bookshelves filled with romance!