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The Last Chance Christmas Ball

Narrated by: Elaine Claxton
Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

Guests are arriving to celebrate Christmas at Lady Holly's ball, and at the top of each guest's wish list is a last chance to find true love before the new year. Amid the sumptuous delicacies, glittering decorations, and swell of the orchestra, every duchess and debutante, lord and lackey has a hopeful heart.

There's the headstrong heiress who must win back her beloved by midnight - or be wed to another - and a spinster whose fateful choice to relinquish love may hold one more surprise for her. Even the charming rake finds far more than he bargained for among the pretty guests. These and many other dazzling, romantic tales fill this star-studded collection that will fill your heart and spice up your holidays!

©2015 Kensington Publishing Corp. (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Wonderful, charming collection

This is my favourite ever collection of Christmas short stories. I like the way they intertwine, and each story manages to have a different type of romance. It's a pleasure I suspect I will keep repeating every year.

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  • Grerob
  • 07-01-18

Perfect Christmas Stories

All the stories were well written and the narrators were awesome!! I listen and listen over again!!! Lost loves and last chances were great!!! Can not pick a favorite because they were all great and had different elements!!!

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  • harp diva
  • 07-10-16

Lovely stories, great narrator.

This is a lovely listen - nice stories and a wonderful narrator. She even sang the Gaelic Christmas carol! And this book is so cheap right now. Perfect for the run up to Christmas. Go for it!

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  • eileen w.
  • 15-12-17

sweet,but forgettable

I liked the linked stories,but second chance at love stories are not my favorite. some stories ended pretty abruptly.

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  • Joy B. Odom
  • 15-01-17

Good Value


Enjoyable stories by well-known authors. A lot of content in one volume.



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  • KindleBabe
  • 09-01-17

Heartwarming

This was a wonderful anthology of heartwarming Christmas stories tied together by the premise of Lady Holly's Last Chance Christmas Ball. I loved each and every story and was so sorry to reach the end. All of the authors are fabulous writers.

Claxton did a good job narrating. I love her accent, and her voice is very soothing. She did both the female and male characters' voices very well. I will look for other books she's narrated.

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  • local diner
  • 13-12-19

Lovely Christmas anthology

Listen to this one every year. Love the stories by some of my favorites and how they all entertwine.

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 09-09-19

Each individual story ties to the Christmas Ball.

Various short stories of English Christmas and tied to a Christmas Ball that was a last chance of some, before the hope of marriage was forsaken.

l loved each story, they were romantic and pinot, tying the time of war, and soldiers returning, to those that had stayed, and those that never returned. Plus, the underlying story of the 50th Christmas Ball.

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  • Kath
  • 26-03-19

Series within a book

Each author wrote into a whole story. The attendees were written by different authors which gave them a unique personality in of themselves. Overall a good book to listen to. Each story is a stand alone but together it became a last chance ball.

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  • Cyndi
  • 23-12-18

A series of Christmas stories

A series of Christmas stories linked by a Christmas ball. Every story is lovely on its own.

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  • Belle5620
  • 19-12-18

The Last Chance Christmas Ball

I have read and listened to Christmas compilations for years and this is my favorite by far. The stories are great, as are the performances. All of the stories take place around or on the annual Last Chance Ball. The characters, especially the older characters are quirky and fun. A few of the stories deal with serious issues, but it doesn’t make the story depressing. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves Christmas and regency romance.