Thursday, November 20, 2008


Title: One Candlelit Christmas
Author: Julia Justiss/Annie Burrows/Terri Brisbin
Line: Harlequin Historicals
Release month: November 2008

The S-Factor: Simmering


Christmas Wedding Wish by Julia Justiss
Disenchanted with empty-headed society debutantes, dashing gentleman Allen Mansfell decides that, if he must marry, he will choose a lady whose mind and heart he'll have to win over—a lady like Miss Meredyth Wellingford. But for Merry, finding true love will take a miracle….

The Rake's Secret Son by Annie Burrows
Before Carleton Tillotson left Nell, the rebellious rake broke her heart. Now he is back, just in time for Christmas, and Nell can't hide her secret any longer—Carleton's the father of her son!

Blame It on the Mistletoe by Terri Brisbin
Julia Fairchild has loved Iain MacLerie forever—but the boy she once knew is now a hardened and aloof man. Amid the festivities and warm cheer of yuletide, can Julia melt Iain's guard and ignite the spark that continues to burn between them…?


Enjoy this enchanting collection of engrossing Regency tales by three of Harlequin’s finest writers of historical romances!

Christmas Wedding Wish – Julia Justiss
Julia Justiss’ legion of readers will love this highly sensual tale of unexpected Yuletide seduction!

When her fiancé died during the War, Miss Meredyth Wellingford thought that she would never experience love ever again, so she decided to invest all of her time and energies into looking after her loved ones and the family estate. However, when her sisters grow up and marry and start having families of their own, Meredyth begins to wish that she too could have her own share of happiness!

When her brother brings his friend Allen Mansfell to the family estate, Meredyth finds herself falling for the enigmatic gentleman and when they share a sizzling kiss under the mistletoe, Meredyth suddenly feels as if she’s finally found a kindred spirit.

However, when she hears that Allen is only after a convenient wife, Meredyth begins to wonder whether Allen will ever reciprocate her feelings.

Julia Justiss is a huge favourite with readers of historical romance and after reading Christmas Wedding Wish, it’s no difficult to see why! Her writing sparkles with warmth, charm, flair and style, her heroines are intelligent and resourceful and her heroes valiant, gorgeous and absolutely irresistible!

The Rake’s Secret Son – Annie Burrows

Annie Burrows is one of the most exciting new writers of historical romance writing today!

In The Rake’s Secret Son, we meet Nell, a young widow who after her miserable marriage to the rakish Carleton Tillotson comes to an end with his death in France, finds herself having to contend with the scorn and scrutiny of the people living in her village, whilst single handedly bringing up her tear away young son.

One day, whilst in her garden, Nell gets the shock of her life when Carleton turns up back from dead! It seems that Carleton hadn’t been hanged after all. However, Carleton is not about to sweep Nell up into his arms for he is still bitter over what he construes as her betrayal with one of the ton’s most irascible characters. Although Nell protested her innocence, Carleton refuses to believe her and even though many years have passed since he last saw her, Carleton is not willing to forgive or forget.

But as Nell begins to take care of the invalid Carleton, old feelings begin to resurface and Nell and Carleton share a kiss under the mistletoe!

Will they get a second chance at a happy ending?

I couldn’t stop turning the pages of this enthralling novella! Annie Burrows knows how to tap into her characters’ emotions and make the reader feel as if they are experiencing the story alongside the characters rather than just reading it! Passionate, poignant, enjoyable and riveting from start to finish, The Rake’s Secret Son is another example of Annie Burrows’ excellent storytelling skills.

Blame It on the Mistletoe – Terri Brisbin

Fall in love with a sexy Highlander in Terri Brisbin’s beautifully written novella, Blame It on the Mistletoe!

Julia Fairchild has been in love with Iain MacLerie for most of her life, but circumstances have forced her to leave the Highlands behind to make a suitable match in London. Julia never thought she would ever clap eyes on Iain ever again. But when he turns up in London, Julia realizes that Iain is still the one for her.

An injury on the battlefield has left Iain crippled and having to rely on a walking stick to get about. He knows that no woman could ever possibly find him attractive, but when he meets Julia once again in London, Iain realizes that he’s never stopped loving her.

But will he let his stubbornness deter him from grabbing this second chance at happiness with both hands?

Terri Brisbin has written a hugely enjoyable tale which you will devour in a single sitting! Heartwarming, charming and simply enchanting, Blame It on the Mistletoe will keep you smiling all throughout the holidays!

This Christmas, take some time out and enjoy this wonderful collection of romantic stories! You won’t regret it!

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