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Miss Glenna Bolton is not having a Happy Christmas. She’s lost her grandfather and the bookshop they ran together. If not for the invitation from the Duke of Danby, she would have no place to go.No Christmas festivities for Baron Ellesworth this year. His newly inherited estate is in bad shape—and so is his bank account. He’ll spend the holiday traveling to do a bit of busMiss Glenna Bolton is not having a Happy Christmas. She’s lost her grandfather and the bookshop they ran together. If not for the invitation from the Duke of Danby, she would have no place to go.No Christmas festivities for Baron Ellesworth this year. His newly inherited estate is in bad shape—and so is his bank account. He’ll spend the holiday traveling to do a bit of business with Lord Danby, in hopes of bringing Christmas to Elleshaven next year.Traveling during the holiday season doesn’t sound romantic, but a star in the East, an abandoned child and a quest for holiday cheer might just convince these two that love is the best gift of the Season....

Title : Lady, It's Cold Outside
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ISBN : 9780997644616
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Number of Pages : 108 Pages
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Lady, It's Cold Outside Reviews

  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    2018-12-25 08:22

    I give this book 5 out of 5 Historical Holiday Stars! I just loved this sweet novella and read it in one sitting. I have been feeling down this year for the holidays because of trials in my life right now but this sweet and historical holiday romance gave me all the happy feels I was craving.I loved Glenna and how strong she was after losing her bookstore and her grandfather. She had such a caring heart that shined through all especially when she met the child, Dowd. She fills him with hope and helps him along the way but the child’s heart isn’t the only one that she has touched. I loved how Ellsworth fell in love with Glenna and the book has just a tiny hint of mystery to it to add to the charm. This would make a cute Hallmark movie!To read more of this review and others please visit

  • Sabrina Jeffries
    2019-01-01 04:28

    Loved this novella! Very cute, with a wonderful hero and heroine and an adorable little boy.

  • Kendall
    2019-01-02 09:21

    Miss Glenna Bolton has gone to her grandfather's bookstore to close it up after his death. She has been summoned by the Duke of Danby ( her grandmother's brother) to stay for Christmas. Along with her companion, Francis, they begin the long trip.Across town, Alexander Murray, Baron Ellesworth, is planning a trip to sell some very rare books. These are the only things he has left to sell to help him return his inherited estate to become solvent once again.These two meet when the road they are traveling on is washed out and all carriages are forced to stay at an inn for the night. Here they come across Dowd, a little boy left by a girl hired to take him to his grandmother's house. Glenna and Alex take him under there wing as the two end up traveling in the same coach. Dowd is looking for Christmas at all the stops. Glenna and Alex start to fall for each other.A wonderful short story with a Christmas miracle vibe to it. I received this ebook for an honest review.

  • Lori
    2018-12-22 09:29

    I enjoy receiving books to review like this because dashes of romance are not my normal read and yet at Christmas time I'm drawn to them. I'd not read anything previously from Deb Marlowe but rather like that this Novella's plot setting and descriptions are vivid and somewhat predictable. This storyline begins just days before Christmas and the author boldly throws out the title of the book on the first page. It's 1816 and Glenna Bolton is summoned to visit the Duke of Danby in Yorkshire. As the journey begins north, there's mentions of Athena, the Goddess of defense, wisdom and crafts and we soon learn how Glenna portrays these same attributes.I was lured into Glenna and Baron Ellesworth's lives and rather enjoyed the building and duel perspectives of characters having a common bond over books while traveling by carriage. Delicious flavors and the aromas of Christmas trimmings are incorporated into this read, heightening our senses. And with the help of a small acquaintance called Dowd, we watch Glenna's and the Baron's emptiness disappear, as their love blooms.Reviewed for Net Galley

  • Paige
    2019-01-14 04:42

    I thoroughly enjoyed this! It is one of my all-time favorite Christmas historical romance novellas. This was as well-written as a full length book, with a particularly admirable hero and heroine. Typical of novellas, the plot is quick to resolve, although this storyline was exceptionally fulfilling. This is part of the Half Moon series and works delightfully as a standalone.

  • Diana in SC
    2019-01-02 08:16

    What a sweet Christmas romance!  I had previously bought this novella when it was part of the boxed set "The Duke's Christmas Tidings", and I was extremely pleased by this sweet Christmas story.  Deb Marlowe has written another wonderful story here. It has loveable characters, Christmas cheer, and just enough conflict to keep it nicely interesting. I loved the noble hero, the feisty heroine, and the adorable little boy that they meet. This novella is related to the Half Moon series because Hestia Wright makes a brief appearance near the beginning. It was so lovely and heartwarming.  FYI, it had no sex, just kissing, and it felt very complete as a stand-alone story. If you are looking for a Regency Christmas romance, you can't go wrong with this one!   I received a free copy from the author in return for an honest review.  All opinions are my own, and I was not paid for my review.

  • KellyThe Sassy Book Lover
    2018-12-27 01:37

    Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.A very short, but sweet Christmas romance. I wish it had been longer because it felt a bit too rushed to me, but I still enjoyed it. I did love that the title actually matched up with the story and that there was a child in the story that provided some funny moments. I did love Glenna's personality and how she was so forward when she wanted something and stood her ground. You love her instantly and can tell she is related to the Duke of Danby.Alex Murray the Baron of Ellesworth is someone I want to know more about. He was a soldier and is an honorable man. I did like that he jumped into action without a second thought.It did leave me wanting more which is a good thing. I just needed more and wanted to get to know Dowd and his family.

  • Bernadette Long
    2019-01-15 01:36

    This was an entertaining short story that takes place in England at Christmas time 1816. Miss Glenna Bolton has lost her grandfather and her bookstore, but still has good friends, and is traveling to Yorkshire to spend time with her relative, the Duke of Danby. Alexander Murray, Baron Ellesworth, is also traveling the roads to Yorkshire with perspective business with the Duke of Danby. Glenna and Alexander meet and they get along very well, although there are opposites in temperament. The duke does a bit of matchmaking and other couples are mentioned, so I would like to read more about them.I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  • kate
    2019-01-22 06:22

    Tis the seasonCute, warm and fuzzy Christmas tale. A nice light fluffy read when you have an hour to kill and are looking for a bit of Christmas romance.

  • Dree
    2019-01-21 09:18

    Lady, It’s Cold Outside by Deb Marlowe is a heartwarming historical romance story. Written in a third person multiple points of view centered on both Glenna and Alexander, the desolate expressions and hopeful wishes of both Glenna and Alexander had moved my heart. I was in love with all the characters – except for one trouble-making villain. Glenna is a warmhearted girl, who is also thoughtful and caring for others; while Alexander, despite his cold manner towards Glenna, is a responsible, kind and a brave man. As the story was set in 1816 on Yuletide season, I was awed by the vivid description that the author wrote; especially the essence of Christmas perfectly captured. She had taken care of each character and nurtured them well, giving each of her characters memorable spotlights in this book. Yet it was not overwhelming to the point of shading Glenna and Alexander. The pace of this story plot was slow, but the ending was tied up nicely with the sweetest ending. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book!If you would love a light reading of historical romance set in Christmas season, you should check this book out!-- I read this book in exchange of an honest review.

  • Cherish
    2019-01-22 08:22

    A brilliant read from an awesome author. It was great to read about Glenna's journey with her companion Francis to Marquess of Danby's home.I adored Alex's and Glenna's first meet up too. There was a lot of mystery around a evil vilian occurring during the novel which kept me very interested.I am looking forward to read more novels from the half moon series.

  • Candy Briggs
    2019-01-03 03:25

    This was an enchanting tale, of a small boy, an injured warrior and a sweet and loving young woman.Her grandfather died and she had to close up the bookstore. She had been summonded to her uncle's.As it turns out, everyone is more or less going thee same place. Then there is Dowd, the excited and sweet boy, who wants a puppy.I loved this fresh and loving story. Yes, there is intrigue and danger. But the Baron is an injured warrior, I mean warrior. He was in Spain, when he was injured. You can see the slight changes in the characters. The descriptions were great, snow and more snow, haha. This so worth the time to read, even if you just need a touch of happy.I received this ARC and voluntarily reviewed it.

  • MDM
    2019-01-19 09:40

    This charmer of a novella is perfect for reading curled up with a warm glass of something spicy and a fire. With only 60+ pages to meet and fall in love, Glenna and Alex have to speak their minds quickly. There’s very little time for miscommunication or misunderstandings. Fun characters and setting.

  • Amy Alvis
    2018-12-25 04:30

    A cute addition to the Half Moon House series. This was a quick read and very enjoyable. I liked Glenna and Ellsworth together as well as little Dowd who joined them on their adventure.If you are looking for an enjoyable, quick read, then this is the book for you!

  • Patrica Liebe
    2018-12-28 05:38

    Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC of this bookI love Deb Marlowe books whether they are short or long and if it contains a wonderful heroine and a great Heroine and add some cold weather I will love it. A small boy was what made it even more an enjoyable read.

  • Sally Hannoush
    2019-01-13 03:29

    A short Christmas love story with a happy ever after.- AFTER some drama: kidnapping, the weather and other many problems to overcome. All ends well. Well written and a quick read. A great length for the story to be told. Not too long or not too short.

  • Arec Rain
    2019-01-11 05:33

    Few people do historical romance as well as Deb Marlowe. Adorable characters, a sweet love story, and a delightful historical wonderland make this novella a delight for those who want quick read in the winter.

  • Patricia
    2019-01-04 08:37

    Sweet, quick, Christmas story. Enjoyed it.

  • Eileen
    2018-12-29 01:17

    Lovely Christmas Romance with a touch of a mystery and HEAThe is a delightful novella with lots of Christmassy touches. It has poor but intelligent Miss who meets a struggling Baron. Add to that relationship a boy with some mystery, a villain, rich relations, snow and lots of Christmas trimmings. Fun to read on any season.

  • Diane
    2019-01-06 01:29

    It’s the Christmas Season and Glenna Barton has been summoned by the Duke of Danby, and none too soon. Her grandfather has dies and she has just finished closing his bookshop. Aided by Hestia Wright, she has clothes and a carriage to take her to the Duke’s home. Alexander Murray, Baron Ellsworth is also on his way to Danby Castle. He is hoping to sell off some valuable books to make enough money to keep his estate afloat.Partway through the journey, both coaches are stopped at a bridge that has flooded and they have to wait for the water to recede before continuing their journey. One more carriage has been stranded. This one contains a small boy and his nursemaid. When they reach an inn the maid abandons the boy, Dowd, to go drinking with the carriage drivers. Glenna takes the boy under her wing and the two of them meet Alex. Dowd is afraid he will miss Christmas. He is going to his grandmother’s but he doesn’t know her name and won’t tell them his name. To cheer him up, Glenna gets the inn keeper to let them make gingerbread to share with all the patrons of the inn.The next day, the bridge is passable but Alex’s driver and Dowd’s nursemaid have taken both carriages and blocked the bridge. Luckily, Alex is going to the same place as Glenna and since no one knows where Dowd is going they take him with them. Over the course of the journey, they spread Christmas Cheer at each inn they stop in for the night. Dowd is happy and Glenna and Alex are becoming closer. Anyone who has read a book that contains the Duke of Danby knows that a happy ending is in the works and this is no exception. It’s always interesting to see how the Duke will get things arranged. Even when he seems to have nothing to do with the match – you always know he had a hand it in somehow.It seems strange to sit in the heat of July reading a book about Christmas but this was an entertaining and quick read. IF you love Deb Marlowe or the Duke of Danby you’ll want to read this latest adventure.

  • Jo Reads Romance
    2019-01-18 02:34

    Cute as a buttonMiss Glenna Bolton is on the way to the home of a distant, rich relative for Christmas and hopefully for some assistance with her life. Her grandfather has just passed away and with losing him, she’s also lost the little book shop that they shared and loved. She’s ready to see what her long lost relatives have in store for her future.Stranded along the road, Glenna and her companion, Francis, meet Alexander, Baron Ellesworth. A former soldier wounded in the war, he’s found himself with a title and an impoverished estate. He’s on the way to sell books to raise some money for his estate. Add in to the trip a mischievous little boy and a sprinkle of Christmas magic and there might be more than Glenna and Alex expected for the season.—This is a novella associated with Marlowe’s Half Moon House series. The series is linked by the owner of Half Moon House - a former courtesan who helps young women in dire straits. The owner appears briefly in this novella but having never read any other Half Moon House stories myself, I’m happy that this one stands alone quite nicely.The story itself is quite a simple tale of finding love in the most unexpected places and at the most inconvenient times. Both Glenna and Alex are likeable characters and their romance is as sweet and adorable as could possibly be.The romance novels that I tend to read normally have a little more passion and a lot more sex and sensuality. This has quite a different tone. It’s very chaste and, well, cute as a button. With that said, it’s still really easy to believe in the love of the main characters and wish them well on the way to their happy ending.The Christmas theme works really well and the descriptions are very believable. I could really go for some gingerbread and snow right now!Overall, this is a quick read (68 pages) and one that is sweet, cute and just an enjoyable romance all round.* I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. *

  • Heather
    2019-01-18 06:24

    A very short, sweet, and innocent read. The couple was cute, fell in love in two days, and were engaged within a week of meeting each other, I think. This one had the curse of the novella, too short and too rushed. This is the first book by this author I have read and it makes me wonder if all of her romances are this innocent. The couple kissed but nothing else. He was an honorable and handsome man, a well-written male lead character and I liked him. She was an outspoken, jump-in-with-both-feet-and-speak-her-mind kind of woman. She knew what she wanted and went for it. There was action in the sense of dealing with a boy almost being kidnapped and Baron Ellesworth riding to the rescue. There was Glenna's uncle who believed Baron Ellesworth was too impoverished to deserve her hand in marriage and told him to stand aside and "do right by the girl". But love wins in the end, aided of course with an outspoken and independent grandmother wanting to stand up for the man who saved her grandson, and for the woman who took her grandson in when he was stranded at their inn on their way to Danby. Cute read, but I needed more passion.Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review.

  • Cathy
    2018-12-24 06:38

    Glenna Bolton said goodbye to the bookstore she loved. She had hoped she could keep it going but when her grandfather died she just couldn’t any longer. With the help of a friend, after being summoned to the Duke of Danby’s home, a distant relation, she traveled to spend Christmas with the Duke and his family.Alexander Murray Baron was in a desperate situation. He needed money for his failing estate and the only thing left to sell was some priceless books from his library. He has made an agreement with the Duke of Danby to purchase these items. On the trip Alexander meets Glenna and the attraction is mutual. They end up traveling together due to circumstances beyond their control as well as pick up a little boy that his maid has abandoned.This is my first read by this author and this was a lovely story. I enjoyed it thoroughly. My heart went out to Alexander and Glenna as their situations seemed so dire but regardless they were ready and willing to help a little lost boy. I love Christmas stories no matter what time of year! I received this ARC for an honest review.

  • Sue Galuska
    2018-12-29 06:43

    I have never read Deb Marlowe before, but this novella was a sweet surprise. It was strange reading a Christmas themed book in the middle of July, but it was enjoyable.Glenna Bolton just lost her grandfather and their bookstore right before Christmas. Now she is traveling to the Duke of Danby's house....a distant cousin....and a new place to live. While on her travels, they come to a place where the bridge is washed out and everyone must spend the night at the local inn. Glenna meets a young boy named Dowd and takes him under her wing and the two of them try to bring Christmas cheer to everyone at the inn. Glenna also meets a handsome soldier, Alex Ellesworth, who has just become a Baron, but the estate he inherited is in bad condition. After some mishaps at the inn, Glenna, Alex and Dowd end up traveling together to get to the Duke's house. Overall this was a sweet story with a fun Christmas theme. I liked the characters and how they were both proud people. I was asked to read this story in exchange for an honest review.

  • Norah Gibbons
    2019-01-15 07:24

    I read a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. I should also note that I own this book as I bought it when it was published in July so this is my second reading of this book. Lady, It’s Cold Outside is a Christmas Novella that takes place in the world of Deb Marlowe’s Half Moon House Series. It’s a lovely little story perfect for this time of year. Glenna Bolton has lost everything and everyone dear to her and is on a journey to visit her only remaining family her grandmothers brother The Duke of Danby as she has nowhere else to go for Christmas. Alex, Baron Ellesworth formerly a soldier has inherited a title he never expected and is on a journey to sell the last of his valuables in hopes of making much needed repairs to his estate. When a river takes out a bridge they meet up, rescue a child, and bring Christmas with them each stop on the way. Sweet not steamy and guaranteed to help you find your Christmas cheer. #Lady,It’sColdOutside #NetGalley

  • Melissa
    2019-01-01 01:40

    This was a really sweet Christmas novella. It has a great theme to it and I was able to read it in one sitting.Glenna has had to close her grandfather's bookshop after his death. She is headed to her great uncle the Duke of Danby's home for Christmas. She has been summoned and hopes she will be able to stay on at his home after the holidays.Alexander Murray, Baron Ellesworth is in dire need of funds to keep his estate running. He is also headed to the Duke of Danby's home. He hopes to sell some books to him and have enough money to make it.Each of them is following and making wishes on a bright star in the sky. They will soon cross paths due to a flooded bridge and meet up with a orphan boy. You will leave this story feeling some Christmas cheer and enjoying the ride.I received a copy of this book to read and review.

  • Sarah
    2018-12-29 06:14

    A cute Christmas story! Glenna Bolton is struggling since her grandfather passed away. Called to visit the Duke of Danby, Glenna is unsure of what to expect, nor is she up for spending the holidays with a stranger. Alexander Murray, Baron Ellesworth, is also not looking forward to the holiday season or his life at the moment. He too finds himself on the way to the Duke's estate. Coincidence? An unexpected event during travel leads Glenna to find not just one friend, but two. Three people find themselves together by Fate. Is it possible to find Christmas cheer, and romance, even when life seems out of sorts? The only problem with this story is that it's too short! :)

  • Julie
    2019-01-15 06:30

    A very sweet Christmas novella. Glenna Bolton and Alex, Baron Ellesworth meet while traveling to visit Lord Danby, Glenna, who runs a bookshop, by invite and Alex to sell a valuable book until they are caught in a flood and can travel no more and they quickly fall in love. Their travels progress with a young boy who was traveling with them and has been abandoned by his nanny, he's a comic relief in the story and a wonderful character. The romance is a little rushed but still very nice and the characters were still both well written even though novellas don't always have time to develop them.A great, fast, read.

  • Emma Norris
    2019-01-09 01:34

    I received this for an honest review. Glenna has lost her Grandfather and must go live with relatives she has no idea about. Although she has had a rough time of it, she smiles and tries to find the good in every situation. Along the way to her relatives, she meets a retired, injured soldier and a friendship blooms. They find they like the same things and even have a copy of a very special book. Eventually this friendship turns into something more but her relative doesn't approve. Does love conquer all? You have to read to find out

  • Debbie
    2018-12-23 07:25

    This is a quick but very good read. I loved the characters and the story. The chemistry between Miss Glenna Bolton and Baron Ellesworth is there from the start. They are thrown together almost literally when they have to take the same carriage to the Duke of Danby's. Each are going for their own reasons but when they have to travel together then they end with one goal in mind. Throw in a rambunctious little boy named Dowd and you have a wonderful Christmas story.