Christmas Gifts: Books


My husband and I have a lovely Christmas gifts tradition. We exchange books for Christmas. It’s fun, stress-free and romantic.

For Christmas 2017, I received these wonderful books: The Court of the Last Tsar, Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking and Polish your Poise with Madame Chic.


I love royal history (more on that another time) and I can’t wait to dig in. I’ve read Greg King before so I know I will enjoy The Court of the Last Tsar. I’ve never read Deborah Cadbury before, but it’s about Queen Victoria’s family so I’m in.

I enjoy Jennifer L. Scott’s blog and books about living well, staying organized and the ten-item wardrobe in her Madame Chic series. I’m pretty excited to read her latest, Polish your Poise with Madame Chic.

This morning’s tea: Harrods Earl Grey No. 42

I’ve decided that for every new book I buy in 2018, I should read two of the ones I already own. It’s a great goal, right? Except I kind of already broke it. I just ordered Twilight of Empire: The Tragedy at Mayerling and the End of the Habsburgs.  Books about the Habsburgs are my catnip and I couldn’t wait to own this one. But I’ll try to do better next time…

xoxo, Jane