The powerful Duke of Danby is at it again! 1816 was the year without a summer, but what a Christmas it will be when His Grace finally turns his matchmaking machinations to distant branches of the Whitton family tree.
Collection Three includes:
Deb Marlowe's Lady, It’s Cold Outside ~
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.
Jerrica Knight-Catania’s Gabriel’s Christmas Wish ~
Gabriel Whitton isn't thrilled he's being forced to go to Yorkshire for Christmas this year, but he's willing to make the most of it in his comfy room with a bottle of brandy and a warm fire. But when his pestering sisters force him out into the cold, he finds something far more interesting than a bottle of brandy. * Sara Beth Millstone has a secret that hardly anyone in town is privy to, so it's rather alarming when she realizes the handsome new stranger has figured her out. Now she must decide between her pride and what could be true love.
Marie Higgins’s Worth Fighting For ~
Lindsay Lennox, daughter of the governor of Turkey, worries she’ll never have the chance to meet a man and fall in love. Being the youngest of eight daughters, it is customary for all of her sisters to marry before she can be out in society and even meet a man. Her twenty-fourth birthday is coming quickly, and she’s running out of hope. Desperation takes hold and she disguises herself as a servant in order to slip through the palace gates. Disaster strikes when she meets a handsome sea captain and is mistakenly whisked across the sea to England. Lindsay knows her only hope of salvation will be to find her Whitton relatives in England and beg for help. Unfortunately, the devastating Captain Braxton proves more temptation than her lonely heart can resist.