At Christmastime, a stranger crossing the threshold means good fortune…
When Josiah Hale, society’s favorite aristocratic architect, stumbles upon an isolated manor house in the middle of a snowstorm, he feels like he’s entered a fairytale world. And Sleeping Beauty in this secret corner of Yorkshire is lovely, vulnerable Maggie Carr, surely a princess disguised as a humble housekeeper. Is Josiah her prince – or the man who will break her heart and leave her life in ruins?
But is the stranger’s arrival lucky for the girl Christmas forgot?
Maggie Carr has worked as a housekeeper at isolated Thorncroft Hall since her beloved mother died five years ago. No matter how often she tells herself she’s accustomed to being poor and alone, Christmas always stirs poignant memories of a time when she had a place in the world and a family to love. But this Christmas, a handsome stranger bursts into her solitary world and makes her feel like a desirable woman. Maggie has already lost so much to cruel fate. Now as the season advances and she finds herself in thrall to the man who challenges her loneliness and turns winter nights to sultry summer, what price will this irresistible passion demand of her?
Will the Yuletide enchantment vanish with the season’s decorations? Or have Maggie and her Christmas stranger discovered a magic to sustain them through a lifetime of happiness?
BIOGRAPHY I love writing historical romance for a living. So far I've published 11 multi award-winning stories for Avon HarperCollins and Hachette Grand Central and 24 books under my own steam. My books have also been translated into 23 languages.
I'm currently working on a series featuring some roguish Highlanders and the lassies who captivate them, called the Lairds Most Likely. The Laird's Willful Lass, The Laird's Christmas Kiss, The Highlander's Lost Lady, The Highlander's Defiant Captive and The Highlander's Christmas Quest are now out. Look for The Highlander's English Bride and The Highlander's Rescued Maiden in 2020.
When I'm not traveling the world in search of inspiration for my passionate romance novels, I live by the sea in Australia. I love to hear from readers via social media or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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