By Mary Balogh
In a couple of vintage Regency-era Christmas romance novels from long island occasions bestselling writer Mary Balogh, the vacations bring in the best reward of all: unforeseen, all-consuming love.
A Christmas Bride
The very prosperous Edgar Downes has promised his getting older father to eventually take a bride—specifically, to wed a titled woman by means of Christmas. London is filled with beautiful, right, and eligible misses, yet it’s the widow Helena, woman Stapleton, in a surprising purple costume, who captures Edgar’s awareness. Helena is intrigued through the seductive stranger—but he’s easily now not in her type. Marriage, in fact, may by no means do. yet in a season of miracles, whatever wondrous is set to happen.
Not even the nice and cozy, forgiving Christmas spirit can cease the Marquess of Denbigh from settling his rating with Judith Easton: the gorgeous younger widow injured Denbigh’s satisfaction years in the past by way of jilting him for an additional guy. Now that Judith is unfastened from a nightmare marriage, the good-looking marquess has her in his sights—and desires her in his fingers. yet to belief the smooth phrases on his lips, Judith must never basically see previous the hardness of his center, yet research once more to belief her personal heart’s wish.
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1997 by Mary Zeiss Stange All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America 02 01 00 99 98 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Text design by [sic] Composition by Wilsted & Taylor Publishing Services Credits and Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data can be found on page 249. Page v FOR MY PARENTS HER STRENGTH OF SPIRIT, HIS LOVE OF LITERATURE IN MEMORY. Page vii Contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1 Prologue: Tracks 12 Plants Stand Still, But Animals Move: The Hunting Hypothesis Revisited 21 2 Prologue: In the Snow Queen's Palace 51 Too Good a Heart to be a Killer?
Page 13 It had begun to occur to me that unless I participated in some way, at the very least imaginatively, in procuring meat, I would feel impelled to give up eating it. I could not always let the blood be on somebody else's hands, the dirt under someone else's fingernails. So, horribly underequipped when it came to clothes and other outdoor gear, I shared with him drizzly mornings crouched in reeds awaiting nights of ducks and geese, and sunswept afternoons walking the edges of stubble fields flushing grouse and pheasants.
Here, you can be multifaceted. You can decompartmentalize your life. "3 Or this reflection by a Montana nature writer, on why she decided to actively take up hunting: Walking behind a man with a rifle used to make me feel like the original natural woman. Male and female, single file: The hunter and the helpmate. Sometimes movie soundtracks would play in my head since I wasn't using it for much else. Then I got religionmoon religion. This rebirth came not in a vision in the night but in a figurine of indeterminate yellowish-white material that may have come from a garage sale for all I know, I never asked the man on whose windowsill she sat.
A Christmas Bride / Christmas Beau by Mary Balogh