author of historical romance
Lord Edmund Knight has dedicated his life to rescuing unfortunates and prostitutes which he refers to as his doves. One of his rescues comes with more baggage than he bargained for, and he is forced to hide her at his brother’s estate in far away Devonshire.
Lady Isabella Hartmere was ruthlessly placed up for auction by her father to settle gaming debts, but is miraculously rescued by a vicar in the nick of time. As her father becomes desperate to find her, the situation becomes more dangerous by the minute.
Both are drawn into the web of an old blood feud, but will keeping Isabella safe lead to an unlikely romance?
Hannah Bell has spent over ten years of her life running a finishing school for girls where she has prepared several Seasons’ worth of successful ladies for their debuts in the ton. While a worthy cause, at times it could be a very lonely one, especially as she is now facing the festive season by herself.
Oliver, Lord Wolford, subjected to an arranged marriage when he was a young man, is now a widower and quite content to remain so. He detests the social whirl of London, preferring the country and his animals. However, his sister Jane, Lady Dunsmore, invites him to her home for Christmas, to lure him away from his comfortable, single state.
When Oliver is surprised by his sister’s matchmaking efforts, will he resist or allow the magic of Christmas to soften his heart?
When Hannah’s closest friend Jane invites her to Dunsmore Castle for Christmas, will Hannah accept the invitation, or will she continue to let life pass her by?
Imagine, if you will, that it is Christmas Eve.
The candles are guttered, one by one, and a hush falls over the parlor. The children have gone to bed, and a tall, gloriously decorated Christmas tree looms in the shadows of the hearth’s dying embers. A tattered copy of Charles Dickens’ masterwork, “A Christmas Carol” sits, cold and lonely, upon a table nearby.
A small gust of wind, hurling from the seam of an ill-fitting window, blows the cover open. The first chapter appears… “Marley’s Ghost”…
The clock on the wall chimes midnight.
Now, the magic happens.
From the gaily bedecked halls of Regency England to the cold and crisp air of the Scottish Highlands, and everything in between, enjoy the magic of a holiday collection that has drawn inspiration from Charles Dickens’ most beloved literary works. Where the ghosts of Christmas, the incandescent spirit of a tiny disabled boy, and the joy that is the very heart of the Christmas season come alive.