This is NOT your average Regency Romance collection. Far from it. And that's a very good thing. Holly and Hopeful Hearts comprises a collection of eight novellas, one of which is woven through the other stories. They are all linked in theme, and there is a rather enormous cast which occasionally gets confusing, but that doesn't detract from the overall quality of the writing (excellent) or that special something which lifts this collection above the ordinary. Representation.