I’ve written about this series before, but this book was so sweet I just couldn’t resist revisiting. I also want to note that this book would be perfectly understandable even if you haven’t read any of the others. In the Pink Carnation series Willig has continued to provide hilarious, suspenseful, and romantic fare that will leave you clammoring for the next in the series.
In The Mischief of the Mistletoe we finally get to hear the story of Turnip Fitzhugh, the bumbling and lovable character that has accidently thwarted many an evil plot throughout the series. When visiting his mischevious sister at school to deliver her Christmas basket, he literally stumbles into Miss Arabella Dempsey, drawing the two of them into an intriguing plot involving suspicious Christmas puddings. Miss Dempsey was merely making starting a teaching position in an attempt to support herself after her aunt suddenly dashed her expectations. She wasn’t expecting to stumble into an evil plot or the man who guilelessly babbles his way into her heart.
With a cameo appearance by Jane Austen, this delightful romance will have you cheering for justice, true love, and the quest for a quality Christmas pudding.