Everyone Loves a Turnip

Huge thanks to Celine for drawing my attention to this lovely review of The Mischief of the Mistletoe in the Romance Dish.

My favorite line(s)? “But the book’s star and its heart is Turnip. Handsome, wealthy, genial, kind, boisterous, and smarter than he is given credit for being, he is an endearing, unforgettable hero.”

A perfect way to start off the weekend!


  1. jeffrey on December 9, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I’m going to do a Christmas re-read because my first read went so breathlessly fast (couldn’t wait to see what happened at the conclusion) that I want to savor it the way it deserves this time around! Destined to be a Christmas classic with me, I dare say!

  2. Céline on December 9, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    You’re welcome Lauren!!! 🙂
    I loved it too and I cannot agree more with your favorite line!

  3. Jessica Mac on December 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Ahhhh! Turnip!

  4. Sheila on December 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I am so glad they picked up on “smarter than he is given credit for”, because I think so too. After all, he always does just the right thing. Turnip forever !

  5. Griffin on December 9, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Yay Turnip! Our Fierce But Fluffy bookclub just read “The Mischief of the Mistletoe” (I mean just – our meeting was Monday) and we all cosign on the Turnip love-fest 🙂 We even have a second Turnip squee-day planned for our members who were treading the boards in this year’s Pantomime and had to miss the meeting. They want the chance to squee over Turnip too!

  6. Lauren on December 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Yay! Please give them all a great big hug for me, Griffin. And I hope the Pantomime went brilliantly– with no obstreperous sheep or uppity angels!

  7. Griffin on December 10, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I will definitely pass along the hugs – with great glee 🙂 They’ll be so excited! This is even cooler than the Christmas pudding we had for the meeting 🙂

    Our panto has so far been fantastic! We took a miss on the sheep this year, but we did have some mischievous mice who were very good at dress making! The only thing it really needed was for Turnip to show up and keep us all safe from the monster in the wood (luckily we figured out that the monster hates singing!)

  8. jeffrey on December 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    For non-fiction, read almost any biography of The Marquis De LaFayette. His life reads like a novel because it was so wild and crazy on both sides of the Atlantic. The French Revolution almost cost him his life.

  9. jeffrey on December 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Oops, so sorry, wrong spot for this posting!

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