An Affair Before Christmas

An Affair Before Christmas

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Magic under the mistletoe . . .

One spectacular Christmas, Lady Perdita Selby, known to her friends and family as Poppy, met the man she thought she would love forever. The devilishly attractive Duke of Fletcher was the perfect match for the innocent, breathtakingly beautiful young Englishwoman, and theirs was the most romantic wedding she had ever seen. Four years later, Poppy and the duke have become the toast of the ton . . . but behind closed doors the spark of their love affair has burned out.

Unwilling to lose the woman he still lusts after, the duke is determined to win back his beguiling bride's delectable affections . . . and surpass the heady days of first love with a truly sinful seduction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 107 x 173 x 27mm | 191g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0061245542
  • 9780061245541
  • 87,144

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The second in James' beguiling Georgian-era Duchess series is richly imbued with James' wicked wit, and once again, the resplendent combination of her exquisitely nuanced characters and lushly sensual romance is sublime. Booklist
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Eloisa James' elegantly written historical romance, sparkles with her distinctive brand of delicious sensuality and wicked wit.--Chicago Tribune
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About Eloisa James

Eloisa James is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author and professor of English literature, who lives with her family in New York, but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight. Visit her at
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6,627 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 21% (1,378)
4 34% (2,227)
3 32% (2,148)
2 10% (661)
1 3% (213)

Our customer reviews

I love Eloisa James but I hated this book. I like my Heroes strong but this one was so wimpy. As for the Heroine? I couldn't stand her! While she knew she was a cold fish in the marital bed she took it out on him and the wimp danced to her tune! As for the mother-in-law he should have had the nerve to send her to hell right from the moment she moved in. He suffered her foulmouth for months. For me the only saving grace of the book was Villiers. I love his quick wit and fee there is more complexity to the man. Will read the next books only for more
by Voula Antoniou
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