The Duke and Duchess of Strathaven are hosting a holiday party at Strathmore Castle, and you are cordially invited…
This special holiday short story features beloved characters from Grace Callaway’s Game of Dukes, Heart of Enquiry, and Mayhem in Mayfair series. Come join the fun as the Kent family and their friends celebrate Hogmanay, Scottish New Year’s Eve, in this feel-good, emotional, and passionate story!
FROM THE PUBLISHER: This is a short story and companion book to the Game of Dukes, Heart of Enquiry, and Mayhem in Mayfair series.
GAME OF DUKES (Hot Victorian Romance)
#1 The Duke Identity (Harry &Tessa)
#2 Enter the Duke (Ransom & Maggie)
#3 Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabby)
#4 The Duke Redemption (Wickham & Beatrice)
#5 The Return of the Duke (Knight & Fancy)
HEART OF ENQUIRY (Kent family saga, Hot Regency Romance)
Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)
#1 The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)
#2 M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)
#3 The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)
#4 The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)
#5 Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)
#6 The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)
MAYHEM IN MAYFAIR (Hot Regency Romance)
#1 Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)
#2 Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)
#3 Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)
#4 Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)
LADY CHARLOTTE’S SOCIETY OF ANGELS (Hot Victorian Romance)
#1 Olivia and the Masked Duke (Olivia & Ben, Preorder for February 2021!)
Steamy Winter Wishes
A Timely Holiday Story
Not every novelist is adept at writing short stories. Grace Callaway has proven that not only is she great at writing novels but she has mastered the art of the short story. I loved reading Steamy Winter Wishes. In many ways it felt like coming home. It was wonderful catching up with the couples and their families. It was so heartwarming seeing the bonds of family. The focus was on the Kents and their various connections through marriage. Seeing the extended family gathering was great. This was such a timely story when so many persons around the world were unable to come together with their family because of COVID-19. I have read almost everything Ms. Callaway has written. Of all the works I’ve read this one has been the most relatable. Seeing Emma trying to get everything done and running herself into a frazzle is so very familiar to many of us. The response of her family who rallied around her resonated with me. Their love for each other was apparent throughout the story.
While this short story seemed relatable at the same time Ms. Callaway managed to retain that intangible magic that is such an inherent element of her writing. The wonder of the season, the wonder of HEA is present throughout the story. The passion that the various couples display has not diminished with time or marriage. Seeing the couples at different stages in their marriages and yet still so in love, I just loved it. Ambrose and Marianne are my favourite couple and after decades of marriage are deeper in love. It was fun to see the vulnerable side of Tessa, the “Duchess of Covent Garden” who in the end was granted her wish and so much more. As for the Duke of Hadleigh I love a good redemption story. While he had a past the others reached out to him. This was a timely story when so many of us around the world are having a difficult time. For me Emma’s words summed up everything, “Home was a shelter during difficult times and a celebration during triumphs. Home was everything”.
This is in my top 2 favourite works that I have read by Grace Callaway. 5 stars 🌟 🌟 🌟🌟🌟
Please Ms. Callaway let’s catch up on Helena and Nicholas and the others too. I want to know what they have been up to.
I was provided with an ARC to provide an honest review.
Icing on the cake!
A perfect ending to a horrible year! This was like a special gift we all needed. Grace’s characters are like old friends, with whom you love to hang out. Hot, sweet, and funny, this story is a lovely little peek into their lives—like getting a big, warm hug from a dear friend! Thank you, Grace!