There is no other name more synonymous with romance -- there is
no other talent as rich in warmth, wit, and bold sensuality than
that of Johanna Lindsey, the unsurpassed Queen of historical
romantic fiction. And now she shares a treasured gift of love with
an enchanting winter's tale that sees two warringhearts warmed and
delightfiilly joined in a season of giving.
Home For the Holidays
For the first time in her sheltered life, Larissa Ascot's wishes
for amerry Christmas seem to be in peril. Her father is off to the
Colonieson business, but is far overdue to be home. Thus Larissa is
left tohandle the rumors of her family's bankruptcy, panicked
creditorspounding on her door, and eviction. On top of all that,
she must nowcontend with her enigmatic would-be "benefactor,"
Vincent Everett,the Baron of Windsmoor. The charming and handsome
rogue has offered to shelter Larissa, her little brother, and their
few remaining servants in his own home, and Larissa has no choice
but to accept his proposal -- unless she and her younger brother
Thomas wish to wake up chin-deep in snow on Christmas morning.
The baron would be the first to admit that it is more than
theYuletide spirit of good will that has inspired his generosity
From themoment he first set eyes on the enchanting Miss Ascot, he
was bewitched. And now that she has taken up residence in his home
as well as in his heart, he aches with wanting her -- a most
unfortunate state of Airs, since the proud beauty obviously
despises him...and since Vincent had previously sworn to seek a
righteous vengeance on Larissa's family.
But Christmas is a time of miracles, after all, when love, at
theseasonal peak of its power, can triumph over all adversity The
morethe lovely lady resists Vincent's considerable attractions,the
hotter her desire for him grows. And in these magical
days,something truly wondrous could occur -- as the spirit of
forgivenessreaches down to touch two rival souls ... and shower
Vincentand Larissa with precious gifts of tenderness and ecstasy