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The Last Chance Christmas Ball

Narrated by: Elaine Claxton
Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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Publisher's 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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A Delightful Last Chance Christmas Ball

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this compilation of Christmas stories by a wonderful group of authors.
Elaine Claxton has a lovely voice well suited to enhance the listeners’ enjoyment of the narrative by each author. 5 stars from me and on my keeper list for next Christmas

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  • Grerob
  • 07-01-2018

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
  • 07-10-2016

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.
  • 15-12-2017

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
  • 15-01-2017

Good Value


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



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  • KindleBabe
  • 09-01-2017

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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  • Kath
  • 26-03-2019

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
  • 23-12-2018

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
  • 19-12-2018

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.

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  • N.Sum
  • 10-12-2018

Nice planning and cohesive theme

Sometimes in these one main story, multiple author collections the characters don’t seem the same from segment to segment, but this group did a great job keeping the characters uniform and appealing.

Each author writes a short love story set within the theme, if not the actual place of the house party and Christmas Ball. Some stories and characters are stronger but they are all really good.
Every time a new character is introduced I thought “Oh I hope their story is coming up” and it was! Yay! They did a great job with the transitions too.
There are eight (?) stories and they are all good.
Also, no descriptive sex for those who are looking for “clean” romance. There is allusion to it in a few stories, just not a bunch of details. For those who like a little spice, the stories really didn’t suffer for the lack of orgasmic detail.

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  • ButterflyRose
  • 05-01-2017

Excellent and Enjoyable!

Where does The Last Chance Christmas Ball rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 25. Excellent narration by Elaine Claxton and the short stories that are woven together around a Christmas Ball. I enjoyed all but one of the short stories. I like how each author connected their story line from the previous story. Made for a seamless listen. Really a pleasant Christmas story. No explicit sex scenes, which was really nice.

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  • AMG, London
  • 16-12-2017

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.