The Marchioness of Darlington wants nothing more than a houseful of children, but after three years of marriage Poppy has given up hope. When she learns her husband doesn’t share her sense of loss, Poppy tries to soothe her aching heart by helping at a local institution for single women and mothers. But the arrival of an expectant mother only reignites her longing, driving the wedge between her and Gabriel deeper.
After losing his mother and sister in childbirth, Gabriel, the Marquess of Darlington, is secretly glad his wife hasn’t been able to conceive. He can’t bear the thought of losing her, not even to achieve their dream of having a family. Desperate to prove his love, Gabriel makes a shocking proposition. It’s a risk, but if he can overcome Poppy’s fears and hesitation, he can give her what she wants most for Christmas.
From the USA Today bestselling author of The Untouchables comes a Christmas Regency series! Don't miss these holiday classics retold with love, passion, and heart.
Book One: The Red Hot Earl
Book Two: The Gift of the Marquess
Book Three: Joy to the Duke
The Gift of the Marquess
A tender story of some of the things that can affect couples, especially long ago. Poppy and Gabriel have to face and work through their trials and learn how to cope with them.
Poppy and Gabriel are deeply in love and have a completely happy marriage except for one thing. After three years of marriage, it seems they cannot have children. Poppy wants a child. Gabriel doesn’t want to deny her that wish and he would like to be a father. His mother and sister, as well as Poppy’s mother died giving birth, and he is terrified of losing Poppy in childbirth.
Working at Hartwell house, they meet a young woman who, sadly, does not wish to keep her baby when it is born. Gabriel offers to take the child for him and Poppy to raise. It doesn’t work out. Poppy is happy that the girl decides to keep her baby. About this same time, Poppy has a surprise for Gabriel. When she happily tells him that she is going to have a baby, the old fear grabs him. He cannot hide his feelings. What will happen now? How will this affect his relationship with Poppy?
Wonderful characters that you can’t help but love and pull for, and a sweet heartwarming story make this one not to be missed.