"Astor, a pseudonym for author Kristina Cook, delivers an elegantly written, richly sensual historical romance with a fascinating, refreshingly different Edwardian setting." --John Charles, Booklist
While sailing aboard the RMS Mauretania, American painter Troy Davenport met his muse--only, he has no idea who she is until he sees a clipping in the society page and learns that the woman who has haunted his dreams is none other than Miss Miranda Granger of Kent. Learning that she will be spending the Christmas holidays at the spectacular seaside resort, the Grandview Hotel, he hastens there himself, hoping to paint her.
Miranda Granger has escaped to the Grandview Hotel hoping to forget the memories of her scandalous past. But when she crosses paths with the handsome, mysterious painter she met by moonlight on the ocean liner's second-class deck, she fears she is doomed to repeat her past mistakes. She agrees to let him paint her, but that only stokes the fire that threatens to consume them both.
Sweeping passions bring them together, but secrets and lies tear them apart. Can a Christmas miracle can save their love and reunite them, once and for all?
"Kristi Astor transports you to a sensual past filled with intense and passionate characters. Put her on your 'must read' list today!" --USA Today bestselling author Sally MacKenzie
Ended too abruptly
Felt cheated at the end. Certainly could of had less storyline in other parts of this book allowing more closure.