The days are growing shorter and the the nights are turning colder here in the northern hemisphere, which is a sure sign that the winter holidays will soon be upon us. (Where did summer go!) And to celebrate the coming season, I’m excited to announce that I’ve just released a new Christmas anthology. Christmas By Candlelight, features two full-length, never before published in e-book form Regency novellas. Here’s the blurb:
Two Regency Holiday novellas celebrating the true meaning of the season.
When winter nights are at their darkest, candlelight and the spirit of Christmas can spark light and love in even the most guarded hearts . . .
In “Lost And Found,” a snowstorm strands two travelers at a remote inn. Even though they clash at their first encounter, carriage trouble forces them to join forces in order to make it to London by Christmas. Neither Nicholas nor Anna is happy about the arrangement, but as the journey takes an unexpected turn, they soon discover they have more in common than they think . . .
In “A Gathering of Gifts,” an impetuous riding accident forces a country baron to play holiday host not only to his grieving widowed sister and young nephew but also to the headstrong heiress who lands her on his doorstep. He thinks she’s arrogant and spoiled while she finds him gruff and unfeeling. But as Noel and his family prepare the modest house for a simple Christmas, secrets slowly come unwrapped, revealing that happiness can come in the most unexpected packages.
So come light the candles and celebrate a Regency Christmas—where Love is the greatest gift of all.
You can read an excerpt here!
Now, on to more Regency goodies . . .
Have you ever wondered where authors get the inspiration for their heroes and heroines? Well, I have an art background, so I’m a very visual person and love to look at historical paintings to help me picture my characters. (This is Lord Granville Leveson-Gower above on the left, who was called the most handsome man in England. He’s pretty dishy, isn’t he? But I have a feeling he would be have been quite a handful in more ways than one!) You can see other seductive men and alluring women on my Pinterest boards.
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