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Miss Glenna Bolton is not having a Happy Christmas. She’s lost her grandfather and the bookshop they ran together. If not for the invitation from the Duke of Danby, she would have no place to go. 

 No Christmas festivities for Baron Ellesworth this year. His newly inherited estate is in bad shape—and so is his bank account. He’ll spend the holiday traveling to do a bit of business with Lord Danby, in hopes of bringing Christmas to Elleshaven next year. 

 Traveling during the holiday season doesn’t sound romantic, but a star in the East, an abandoned child and a quest for holiday cheer might just convince these two that love is the best gift of the Season.

July 1
Deb Marlowe
Deb Marlowe

Customer Reviews

tsmb02(Sue G.) ,

Overall this was a sweet story with a fun Christmas theme.

I have never read Deb Marlowe before, but this novella was a sweet surprise. It was strange reading a Christmas themed book in the middle of July, but it was enjoyable.

Glenna Bolton just lost her grandfather and their bookstore right before Christmas. Now she is traveling to the Duke of Danby's house....a distant cousin....and a new place to live. While on her travels, they come to a place where the bridge is washed out and everyone must spend the night at the local inn. Glenna meets a young boy named Dowd and takes him under her wing and the two of them try to bring Christmas cheer to everyone at the inn. Glenna also meets a handsome soldier, Alex Ellesworth, who has just become a Baron, but the estate he inherited is in bad condition. After some mishaps at the inn, Glenna, Alex and Dowd end up traveling together to get to the Duke's house. Overall this was a sweet story with a fun Christmas theme. I liked the characters and how they were both proud people.

Stanhop3234 ,


This is a cute Christmas tale of two souls on the verge of despair and a very uncertain future. Ellesworth and Glenna meet on the road when a flood washes out a bridge. They have to turn their carriages back to an Inn for the night. There's an instant attraction but Ellsworth knows a lady when he sees one and with his uncertain future he's not worthy. Glenna sees a honorable man and a future if only Ellesworth can see his worth.

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