"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
Reviewed by Silver Winters
Posted December 25, 2009