Captivated at Christmas: Holiday Tales with Earls, Lords and Charming Scots
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Give yourself the gift of romance this holiday season, brought to you by USA Today bestselling author Julie Johnstone. Enter the glittering, glamorous, and sometimes treacherous world of Regency England, where true love awaits in the arms of an honorable Scot, a dashing earl, and a roguish baron. Put on your slippers and become the bold heroine with the spirit and the heart to capture her Prince Charming and receive the Christmas kiss she deserves!
CHRISTMAS IN THE SCOT’S ARMS
Laird Liam MacLeod wishes to marry for love, but scheming lasses are making it hard to do so. Given the opportunity to escape to London for the holidays, Liam takes it with a halfhearted hope that perhaps English ladies will be different. But the calculating debutantes leave him with little faith—until he meets Cecelia. She’s beautiful, witty, and knows nothing about his fortune. With a tattered reputation and a duty to marry well to save her family from ruin, Cecelia cannot pursue the longings the honorable, handsome Scott awakens in her. But Liam is more tempting than she could ever imagine, and when presented the opportunity to marry a duke who could save her family or the laird she now loves, Cecelia decides to follow her heart instead of her head. That is, before Liam reveals a secret that may well prove charming Scots are the most dangerous rogues of them all.
THE REDEMPTION OF A DISSOLUTE EARL
The Earl of Hardwick lost his soul and his heart the day he chose his fortune over the woman he loved. Charlotte Milne trusted in happily ever after until her knight turned out to be wearing rusty armor. Separated by disloyalty and pain, each of them struggle to bury the memories of the other. But then a mandatory summons from the Duke of Danby sets them on a path of collision at Danby Castle. With the tides of irrevocable change rising, Drew must find a way to show Charlotte that even the most selfish of rakes can be redeemed by love, and he must do it before the woman of his heart becomes the wife of another.
SEASON FOR SURRENDER
Lillian Lancaster would rather catch the plague than a husband. Unfortunately, her inheritance hinges upon her marrying a lord. Commanded by his grandfather to immediately marry or become penniless, the marriage-adverse Lord Edgeworth decides the perfect choice would be a woman who wants nothing to do with him. What starts as a marriage of convenience becomes quite alarmingly inconvenient when desire flames and dangles the promise of something more than either dared to imagine. Now, Lillian and Edgeworth must decide if they are courageous enough to risk their hearts and surrender to love.
So light a fire, snuggle in with a cup of chocolate or tea, and let the magic of these three stories cast a holiday spell upon you!
Each of these stories have been previously published.
I was gifted a copy of this book, its a collection of three historical romance novellas. The first is Christmas in the Scots Arms and this one is my favorite story in the whole collection. Cecelia and Laim story caught me from the first slippery step, And boy did i fall hard, what was not to love about watching this couple fall in LOVE. Story number two was Redemption of a Dissolute Earl, this one was okay, Andrew had a lot to make up for and even more to over come, sometimes making the right decision isn't always easy. This couple story wasn't about finding new love but more about rediscovering it. And last but not least, Season for Surrender some things my start out convenient but turn into the most unexpected thing ever; like maybe true love, hint hint. Some thing are just more than you ever thought you had bargain for.
I wish the story's had a bit more of a Christmas theme to them than they did, but they are still very much about the winter season. So grab this book up and cozy up for some amazing reading. I loved it and i sure hope you do to, Happy reading!!
What a nice Treat!
I received this book as a gift. How wonderful. A Beautifully written collection of stories with guaranteed happily ever afters!