A new suitor seeks her hand. An old flame holds her heart. Which one will she meet under the kissing bough?
When Margaret Templeton is requested to act as hostess at Captain Sander Morledge’s Christmas party and possibly agree to marry him, she did not think she would see the man who once held her heart. Frederick Maddock, Viscount Beacham had never forgotten the young woman he had fallen in love with, and his feelings are evident when he sees her at a holiday gathering. In a swirl of Christmas miracles and joyous celebration, will the two finally put down their differences and once again fall in love?
Under the Mistletoe was one of seven novellas in the Bluestocking Belles' box set collection Mistletoe, Marriage, & Mayhem. This novella is now available for individual sale.
Under the Mistletoe
Under the Mistletoe
Much to her father’s chagrin, Margaret Templeton is happy being a bluestocking spinster. Since, the only man she, a clergyman’s daughter, has ever loved is beyond her reach. With her father determined to see her settled and happy before he dies he agrees to Captain Morledge’s innocent request to have Margaret help him host his annual ball. Loving her father so, Margaret agrees to see if anything can develop between her and the Captain. What she doesn’t count on is being in close proximity to the love of her life.
Viscount Frederick Beacham has spent years trying to forget one woman – the woman he loves beyond reason, the woman who refused his marriage proposal. A feat he thought he had finally accomplished. Until the mere mention of her name and that she was in London turned his heart upside-down. Seeking her out he finds that years will never erase his love for her nor will anyone ever replace her. Learning her reason for being in London, Frederick vows to, at the very least, protect her from harm and at the most convince her that she belongs with him.
Margaret tries to go about her hosting duties normally but soon gathers that all is not right in the Captain’s household. Top those feelings with seeing Frederick at every turn has Margaret in a turmoil. One that may put her life in jeopardy. Will Frederick uncover the Captain’s true motives before it is too late or will he lose Margaret forever?
Sherry Ewing writes a delightful tale full of suspense. It constantly had this reader trying to figure out what sinister deed the Captain had done, what he would do when thwarted, and how all this would affect Margaret’s love for Frederick.