The Present

The Present

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As the entire Malory family gathers at Haverston to celebrate the season, a mysterious present arrives anonymously. The gift is an old journal -- a tender and tempestuous account of the love affair between the second Marquis, Christopher Malory, and a dark gypsy beauty named Anastasia, who seeks a love match with a non-gypsy in order to save herself from a prearranged marriage to a brute. Though the dashing English lord Anastasia sets her sight upon burns for the exquisite, exotic miss, Christopher could never consent to wed such a lowborn lady. But miracles have been known to happen in this season of peace and giving and love, as two extraordinary people seperated by cicumstance of birth begin a passionate dance of will and wiles. And in the miraculous blossoming of a glorious romance at a long ago Christmastime, there are wise and well-learned lessons that will enrich the hearts of the Malory descendants -- and, indeed, of everyone who has ever dreamed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 337 pages
  • 108 x 176 x 24mm | 180g
  • AVON BOOKS
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0380804387
  • 9780380804382
  • 79,373

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The mysterious present was hard to miss, placed prominently up on a pedestal table next to the fireplace. Wrapped in gold cloth, banded with a red velvet ribbon and bow, it was oddly shaped, nearly like the size of a thick book, yet a round protrusion on top suggested it was nothing that simple. There was no indication of who the present was from, nor who it was for.
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The remarkable JOHANNA LINDSEY brings together her most beloved creations -- the incorrigible, incomparable Malorys -- for a joyous celebration of passion, tenderness, surprise, wonder, and love in a Christmas story you will never forget.

As the entire Malory family gathers at Haverston to celebrate the season, all is not well. Underlying tensions threaten to dampen the holidays spirit -- until a mysterious present that arrives anonymously is opened and shared by all.

The gift is an old journal -- a tender and tempestuous account of the love affair between the second Marquis, Christopher Malory, and a dark gypsy beauty named Anastasia, who seeks a love match with a non-gypsy in order to save herself from a prearranged marriage to a brute. Though the dashing English lord Anastasia sets her sights upon burns for the exquisite, exotic miss, Christopher could never consent to wed such a lowborn lady. But miracles have been known to happen in this season of peace and giving and love, as two extraordinary people separated by circumstance of birth begin a passionate dance of will and wiles. And in the miraculous blossoming of a resplendent romance at a long ago Christmastime, there are wise and well-learned lessons that will enrich the hearts of the Malory descendants -- and, indeed, of everyone who has ever dreamed.

Open and discover a special gift of love this holiday season.
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delightful, warmhearted treat...I loved it. Thanks Ms. Lindsey".

Rendezvous
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About Johanna Lindsey

One of the world's most successful authors of historical romance, every one of Johanna Lindsey's previous novels has been a national bestseller, and several of her titles have reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Ms. Lindsey lives in New England with her family.
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7,504 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 34% (2,569)
4 32% (2,370)
3 26% (1,974)
2 7% (505)
1 1% (86)
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