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"A must read for true romantics who celebrate love in any season"

Three talented authors celebrate the holiday spirit of Christmas with that of unconditional love and sweet romance in these delightful stories.

In My Lady Below Stairs by Emily Bryan, we have an unconventional heroine, Jane Tate, who is the bastard daughter of an earl. Stubborn and loyal to a fault, she does what she perceives she needs to do to secure the future of her father and half-sister, both of whom have never acknowledged her. Then we have Ian Michael MacGregor, who is very different from the usual heroes, because he is the head groom (something to do with horses and stables), and not an earl or a marquis or a duke. No, not even a head groom who's the long-lost grandson of a peer of the realm. And this story is very refreshing in that sense. Nevertheless, Ian is as alpha as they come, one who would stop at nothing to have the woman he loves.

Jennifer Ashley's A Midwinter Night's Magic has a bit of the paranormal mixed in, because the hero, Baron Valentin of Nvengaria, is a logosh--part wolf, part demon, and part human. Valentin accompanies the ambassador of Nvengaria to England to investigate and keep watch over him and his wife, due to hints of a conspiracy. However, Valentin also takes this opportunity to seek for Mary, the Scottish woman he's met a year ago and couldn't forget. This is a sweet story about finding love the second time around and coming to the realization that nothing else is as important as love. Oh yes, there's also action and mystery and mayhem and sneaking into a lady's bedchamber in this novella. Not to be missed!

In Traditions by Alissa Johnson, William Renwick, Earl of Casslebury, seeks a wife, and he thinks he has found her in Patience Byerly, who intrigues him. However, though Patience blooms under his attention, she believes it won't last, especially when he finds out the secret she has been hiding. Yet Patience is about to discover that love-- real love--is unconditional and encompasses all.

A must read for true romantics who celebrate love in any season.

Reviewed by Silver Winters
Posted December 25, 2009

SUMMARY

At one spectacular ball in the height of the holiday season, three couples find the greatest gift of all: their perfect match.

 

A Christmas Ball
by Jennifer Ashley, Emily Bryan, Alissa Johnson

Leisure Books
September 1, 2009
Available: September 29, 2009
ISBN #084396250X
EAN #9780843962505
Paperback
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Other Books by
Jennifer Ashley

Wild Cat
Primal Bonds
Pride Mates
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie
The Reckoning
The Redeeming
Highlander Ever After
The Gathering
The Calling
The Mad, Bad Duke
Just One Sip
Penelope & Prince Charming
Christmas Cards from the Edge
Confessions Of A Lingerie Addict
The Care and Feeding of Pirates
The Pirate Hunter
The Pirate Next Door
The Pirate Next Door
Perils of the Heart


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