The Christmas Bride

The Christmas Bride : A sweet, Regency-era Christmas novella about forgiveness, redemption - and love.

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The Christmas Bride - A "Chance Sisters" novella

A sweet, Regency-era story of forgiveness, redemption - and love.

A chance meeting on a dark highway, a wounded heroine, a hero-in-waiting and Christmas . . .

When Blake Ashton reluctantly returns to England for a business meeting-his first visit in ten years-he learns his partners are getting ready for a big family Christmas in the country. Ash wants none of that. He has just one plan in mind-to show his face, then immediately return to his free and easy life in the Far East.

Making his way to Devon on a freezing dark night, he's accosted on the road by a footpad. Shots are exchanged and to Ash's horror he discovers he's accidentally wounded a girl. Ash can't leave her bleeding in the road, so he stays and tends her.

Charlotte Underwood, in hiding from an unscrupulous guardian, is battling to support herself and her little brother. Wounded, and helpless in the hands of this handsome stranger, Charley soon realizes her heart is in danger from him too.

Swept into a family Christmas with Max and Abby Davenham, and Abby's 'sisters of the heart'-not to mention their imperious aunt, Lady Beatrice-Charley finds the friendship and support her lonely heart craves. And as his feelings for Charley grow, Ash is forced to face up to his own past, and the reason he left England in the first place.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 108 x 178 x 9mm | 127g
  • English
  • 0645015113
  • 9780645015119
  • 26,262

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Review of The Christmas Bride

"I love this novella. It has all the wonderful Gracie trademarks--a heroine in trouble, a hero who can help her but not himself, and lovely, lovely romance with the added fun of children, brides, and a duck. For extra reading pleasure, we also have a glimpse of the Chance sisters from a previous series and a great manor house Christmas holiday! It's just a perfect confection for a cozy evening by the fire (or for those down under, a day at the beach)." - Patricia Rice (Author)

Some reviews of Anne Gracie's other books:

"[A] confection that brims with kindness and heartfelt sincerity. . . . You can't do much better than Anne Gracie who offers her share of daring escapes, stolen kisses and heartfelt romance in a tale that carries the effervescent charm of the best Disney fairy tales." -Entertainment Weekly

"With her signature superbly nuanced characters, subtle sense of wit and richly emotional writing, Gracie puts her distinctive stamp on a classic Regency plot." -Chicago Tribune

"Threaded with charm and humor. . . . [An] action-rich, emotionally compelling story. . . . It is sure to entice readers." -Library Journal (starred review)
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451 ratings
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