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Darcy and Elizabeth: Christmas 1811: Pride and Prejudice behind the scenes by Maria Grace
A Very Meryton Christmas: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Olivia Kane - 2018
But when Fitzwilliam Darcy stays on at Netherfield Park thru the New Year, she is convinced he will ruin her holiday with his rude comments and prideful ways. Yet when she learns a painful secret about his past, she resolves to spread a little Christmas cheer his way. Can Elizabeth melt Mr. Darcy’s frozen heart or will jealous forces ruin their budding romance? A Very Meryton Christmas is a lighthearted novella; in the spirit of the time frame, it is a genteel romance where only the tea is steamy.
Santa's Mail-Order Bride
E.E. Burke - 2015
Schoolteacher Maggie O’Brien comes home for Christmas on a mission--to gather toys for orphans living on poor farms in Kansas. She's made her list, but there's no Santa in sight. Not until a local shopkeeper volunteers his services. Gordon Sumner sets his mind on winning the black-haired Irish beauty, but Maggie’s brother is his fiercest competitor, and O’Brien’s loyal sister gives him the cold shoulder. Undaunted, he comes up with a clever plan. Maggie sees through the fake Santa’s ploy, but with Christmas just around the corner, she’s running out of time to make the holiday happy for needy children. She accepts his help—with a plan of her own. She’ll play matchmaker and find her persistent suitor the perfect bride.
Mail Order Holly
Charlotte Dearing - 2020
She travels to Copper Creek a few short weeks before Christmas. Along the way, she’s asked to take a bundle of letters to a certain cowboy in Copper Creek. They’re from another mail order bride who’s had a change of heart.The journey seems endless. Holly peeks at the letters, reads one, and then another. She can’t resist learning more about the Barstow family.When she arrives, there’s no one to greet her. She fears that her husband has jilted her. Stranded, alone on the train platform, she accepts help from a rugged cowboy.None other than Jacob Barstow, the man whose letters she read.Jacob Barstow never expects to inherit his uncle’s ranch. His dream to raise and train horses is almost in reach. But his uncle left a marriage clause. If Jacob wants the ranch he’ll need to take a wife by Christmas. And if he doesn’t marry, the family land will go to his uncle’s lawyer.
Jane Goodger - 2008
Any other socialite in Newport, Rhode Island, would be overjoyed at the prospect, but Elizabeth Cummings finds her mother's announcement as appealing as a prison sentence. Elizabeth has not the slightest desire to meet Randall Blackmore, let alone be bartered for an English title. Her heart belongs to another, and the duke's prestige, arrogance, and rugged charm will make no difference to her plans of elopement.Against his expectations and desires, Randall Blackmore has inherited a dukedom and a vast estate that only marriage to an heiress can save. Selling his title to the highest bidder is a wretched obligation, but to Randall's surprise his intended bride is pretty, courageous, delightfully impertinent—and completely uninterested in becoming a Duchess. Yet suddenly, no other woman will do, and a marriage in name only will never be enough for a husband determined to win his wife in body, heart, and soul.
Earl of Oakhurst
Madeline Martin - 2019
But now, years later and by her own choosing, Penelope is still unmarried. She has little interest in love and prefers to spend her time at St. Thomas’s hospital in pursuit of medical knowledge and helping others. However, staying unwed when one’s mother is a notorious matchmaker is no easy feat. AND A MAN WHO DOESN’T WANT A WIFE Through unfortunate circumstances, James MacKenzie is the new Earl of Oakhurst, a title he never expected or wanted. When he is summoned by his only living relative, his grandmother the Dowager Countess of Oakhurst, to attend to her in London so that she might instruct him on his duties as earl, including finding a bride, he reluctantly complies. Upon arrival, he finds the older woman ill and in need of medical attention. When his grandmother proves difficult and resistant to help, he allows Lady Penelope’s aid in treating her. MAKE THE PERFECT MATCH? When both learn of the other’s lack of desire for love, they know the best chance to escape those seeking to wed them is to come to an agreement—one that will free them both from the pressures of matchmaking. But a marriage of convenience doesn’t imply a marriage without passion. As their feelings eventually warm toward one another, old enemies emerge and threaten everything they have worked for. Will they be able to draw strength from their blossoming love to defeat those who seek to destroy them, or will they deny their feelings and lose one another forever?
Holidays with the Weavers
Kit Morgan - 2018
George: A man who can’t see his future. Samuel: An old man with “friends" no one can see. The Weavers: A family who sees everything. Or so they think … Olivia Bridger has a past, but darn if she can remember it. After being robbed, beaten and left for dead in a ditch, she’s found and taken in by the Weaver family. A family that knows her past … and wished they didn’t. George Johnson wasn’t looking for love. Heck, he wasn’t looking for anything but a vacation. But when he visits his cousin Warren for Christmas, he gets more than he bargained for. His grandfather is going ‘round the bend’ talking to imaginary friends and his cousin and wife aren’t sure what to do. Throw in a beautiful stranger and one big boisterous family and George is about to have the most interesting holiday ever! But will his heart survive it? How can two people adrift in the world ever find love? Maybe with a little help ... Enjoy this sweet western historical romance only Kit Morgan can deliver!
Earl of Dryden
Tammy Andresen - 2019
Even more surprising, he wants to help her. Which is a mistake. A man like him shouldn’t go anywhere near a woman as lovely as Miss Chloe Finch. She’s too alluring by half, and his soul holds real darkness, the kind that would swallow such a lovely creature whole.Miss Chloe Finch is in grave need of a hero. But when The Earl of Dryden offers his assistance from behind a statue while she is attending a ball, she is well aware she shouldn’t accept. His darkly handsome looks make him look more like a pirate than a lord, and his reputation is even worse. Still, she can’t deny the heat that scorches her skin with a single sweep of his mysterious gaze. Nor can she deny that despite everything inside her screaming that she shouldn’t trust him, a tiny bit of her is tempted. So very tempted.
The Mistletoe Mistress
Maddison Michaels - 2019
Can he protect her from himself?Holly is living a lie. Forced to masquerade as a widow to keep herself and her sisters safe, she earns a living helping those being undeservedly blackmailed by using her lock-picking skills to expose the villains behind the schemes. Attending a ball, her clandestine work is interrupted by Lord Blackthorn, a man who is as vexing as he is sinfully handsome. A man who she’s always had feelings for, which she understands are futile. Because everyone knows you can’t give your heart to a rake… or can you?But Michael has his own secrets, ones serious enough that could threaten any chance they have of a future together. After all, lies and deception. have a dangerous habit of unravelling when one least expects it…Previously published in the Once Upon a Christmas Wedding anthology
Two Days Before Christmas: A Pride and Prejudice Novella
Leenie Brown - 2017
However, after greeting him and seeing that he is more morose than when he left, she becomes concerned. Convinced that she knows the reason behind Darcy's despondency, Georgiana sets out to remedy the problem and present her brother with the best Christmas gift ever -- an unbroken heart. Netherfield sits empty. Mr. Collins has been refused, and Elizabeth Bennet's mother is suffering from a serious case of nerves. There is only one thing to be done. Elizabeth and her sister must be sent to town in the hopes that one or both might secure a husband. Tossed into each other's paths, Darcy and Elizabeth renew their acquaintance and must decide how to proceed. Will Darcy continue to flee from the lady who has stolen his heart? Will Elizabeth be able to decipher Darcy's true character? Or will both be left lonely and broken-hearted this Christmas? Two Days Before Christmas is just one of Leenie Brown's numerous Pride and Prejudice inspired stories. If you like well-written, sweet romance with surprising twists, open-minded heroines, and tender heroes then you'll love this story where gifts from the heart and love take center stage. So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Two Days Before Christmas, and get wrapped up in this sweet Christmas romance today.
Mail-Order Christmas Brides Boxed Set: Mail-Order Mistletoe Brides\Mail-Order Holiday Brides
Jillian Hart - 2014
Enjoy three romances of adventure and faith in one great bundle! A little girl longs for a new mother for Christmas so she convinces her single father to advertise for a mail-order wife, whose arrival offers them the chance to forge a real family. A would-be bride discovers her intended groom has abandoned her before she even arrives but then she unexpectedly falls for the groom's brother. A gruff rancher's marriage offer to a widowed single mother is based solely on convenience…until it becomes a matter of the heart. This bundle includes: MAIL-ORDER CHRISTMAS BRIDES MAIL-ORDER HOLIDAY BRIDES MAIL-ORDER MISTLETOE BRIDES
Mr. Darcy's Christmas
Elizabeth Aston - 2012
Darcy and Elizabeth - until Caroline Bingley threatens Georgiana Darcy’s future happiness.Set in the wonderful world of Jane Austen, this sparkling and witty romantic comedy takes us to Pemberley for an enchanted Christmas, where Mr. Darcy and his family enjoy the delights of the season, culminating in a ball to celebrate his sister’s engagement. But a serpent lurks amid the greenery and Yule candles, as spiteful Caroline Bingley sets out to ruin her dear friend, Georgiana.Haunted by her near-elopement with Mr. Wickham, Georgiana, Mr. Darcy’s sister, plays safe when she accepts Francis Horsley’s proposal of marriage. As the Darcy family gather at Pemberley to celebrate Christmas, Caroline Bingley, in a fit of envy, spreads dark rumours about her friend. With the help of aloof and amused Sir Giles Hawkins, Georgiana finally finds her true Darcy spirit and fights to regain her reputation – and in doing so, finds true love.
A Victorian Christmas Quilt: Lone Star/The Wedding Ring/Log Cabin Patch/Crosses and Losses
Catherine Palmer - 1998
In Palmer's "Lone Star," Texan Star Ellis reluctantly travels to England to wed a nobleman. On the voyage over, she meets her intended husband's black sheep brother and ends up falling in love. Debra White Smith's "The Wedding Ring" sends Rose Brandon to Denver to return a wedding-ring quilt to her recently deceased grandmother's early love. Although the man is unforgiving, she does meet his doctor son. In Ginny Aiken's "Log Cabin Patch," Melissa Barnhart and her surly brother Craig relocate to a logging town where she has a job as a cook. Her rocky meeting with mill owner Cal Stevenson ends happily. "Crosses and Losses" is Peggy Stoks's contribution. Joyce and Samuel Colburn's marriage, strained since the death of their daughter, is healed by the Christmas season
Have Yourself a Merry Little Scandal
Anna CampbellApril Moran - 2020
Scandal!From the snowbound Scottish Highlands to the glittering ballrooms of London, our fearless heroines enter the Christmas season in pursuit of their heart's desire.But, the course of true love never did run smooth... especially when SCANDAL is afoot.Settle in to enjoy these tales of romantic adventure, sizzling passion, and heartwarming holiday romance.This collection of never-before-published Yuletide historical romances from your favorite authors is available for just three months, so don’t miss out.Unwrap the pleasure...Rogue for Hire - by Sasha CottmanWhen heiress Alice North engages the scandal managing services of Lord Harry Steele, she gets a first-hand lesson in steamy, wicked behaviour.The Highlander's Christmas Lassie - by Anna CampbellA chance to mend two shattered lives. After years of searching, the Laird of Dun Carron finds his lost beloved and their son, but the reunion doesn’t go as expected.The Christmas Rose - by Emma V. LeechDarkly handsome Ludo—universally known as Lascivious Lord Courtney – is the wickedest rake in Christendom, and unwitting wallflower Felicity Bunting just accidentally trapped him into marriage.The Lady's Guide to Scandal - by Emmanuelle de MaupassantWith her name already mired in scandal, posing as the fiancée of reckless explorer Ethan Burnell can only spell trouble--or make Cornelia Mortmain so notorious she'll become irresistible. The game is on!The Courtship Caper - by Beverley OakleyWhen the scandalous Brightwell sisters wave their matchmaking wands, Christmas becomes a comedy of errors for two hapless couples who find themselves paired with their imperfect match.A Scandalous Secret - by Laura TrenthamA secret passion is revealed when a spymaster’s daughter and the man pledged to protect her are forced to shelter for the night in a cottage—with only one bed.Fate Gave Me a Duke - by Amanda MarielChristmas brings unforeseen complications for the Duke of Cleburne and Lady Juliet Gale. Will they give into fate, or fight against it?Duncan's Christmas - by Ellie St. ClairDuncan McDougall is on a mission to reclaim his betrothed. Though the woman he nabs isn't the one he intended, she just may be the one truly intended for him.Bedeviled: A Russian Pursuit - by Elsa HollandPrince Ilya Petroski is honor-bound to play the rake and dominate London's gossip columns; cruel are the fates to introduce him to the love of his life, the gentle-hearted Seraphina Seymour.At the Mistletoe Masquerade - by Dayna QuinceLady Cassandra's plans go amiss when a kiss gone too far turns into the scandal of the season.The Christmas Courtesan - by Victoria ValeMoonlighting as a Gentleman Courtesan seems like the best way to earn a dowry for his sister—until a scandal during a Christmas house party leads Roger Thornton toward a fiery and unexpected love.A Scandal Before Christmas - by April MoranHe’s determined to win her back; she’s determined to resist. Will the night before Christmas bring scandal or the renewed promise of a wedding?Her Virgin Duke - by Nicola DavidsonA lost wager sparks an unlikely alliance and a wicked affair between England's stuffiest duke and London's Mistress of Sin.
Jamie Carie - 2010
Ellen Pierce and her brother are determined to reach the Alaska gold rush. But when ice stalls their steamship, all seems lost, until Buck Lewis makes a decision: he'll lead all who dare to follow on foot toward Dawson City.Buck is determined to leave behind a heartbreaking past. No amount of ice or weather will stop him. But he never counted on a woman joining a dangerous wilderness trek--or on falling in love with her.As their journey unfolds and Christmas approaches, Ellen and Buck discover that the greatest gift of all can't be wrapped in paper and tied with a bow. It comes from, and is received in, the heart.Come share in a soul-deep romance that gives a joyful reminder of a redeeming God who makes us each unique, yet loves us all the same.