Home for the HolidaysBook - 2000
A tale in a Dickensian setting follows the misfortunes of a young woman at Yuletide and the hero who champions her and ultimately is rescued himself.
Left to handle the rumors other family's bankruptcy and impending eviction, Larissa Ascots wishes for a merry Christmas seem to be in peril for the first time in her sheltered life. A charming would-be "benefactor,"Vincent Everett, the Baron of Windsmoor, has offered to shelter Larissa and her young brother. But more than Yuletide spirit seems to have inspired the baron's generostity.From the moment he first set eyes on Larissa, the highborn rogue was bewitched. And now that she has taken up residence in his home, he aches with wanting her-a most unfortunate state of affairs, since the proud beauty obviously despises him ... and since Vincent has sworn to seek a righteous vengeance on the Ascot family.
But Christmas is a time of miracles, after all. And even two rival souls can be touched by the spirit of forgiveness inthese magical days and showered with precious gifts of tenderness, love, and ecstasy unbound.
The popular romance author of The Present places her latest tale in a Dickensian setting and follows the misfortunes of a young woman at Yuletide and the hero who champions her and ultimately is rescued himself. 500,000 first printing.