Under the Mistletoe
In this beautifully written "Christmas gift to her readers" (Booklist), New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh draws on the warmth of the Christmas season to heal the wounds of the human heart in five holiday historical romance novellas of family, friends, lovers, and strangers.... In A Family Christmas, an estranged husband and wife make an unexpected connection--and an illuminating discovery--during the holiday season. The Star of Bethlehem is a lost diamond ring causing a riff in an already troubled marriage until a servant solves not one mystery but three surrounding its disappearance. The Best Gift can come at the most unexpected moments, especially for a lonesome teacher enlisted over the holidays to chaperon the niece of a notorious rake. Playing House finds an impoverished young woman longing to celebrate just one last, joyous Christmas before she and her orphaned siblings are separated forever. And in No Room at the Inn, a winter storm on Christmas Eve brings a young couple in from the cold, desperately in need of warmth and shelter for their unborn child.
- Paperback | 341 pages
- 106.68 x 170.18 x 30.48mm | 158.76g
- 03 Dec 2013
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- New York, United States
Other books in this series
Praise For Under the Mistletoe "If you haven't had the seasonal pleasure of Mary Balogh's Christmas stories in past years, Under the Mistletoe will be a real treat for you. For those of us who have loved her stories for a long time, this anthology is a must buy."--The Romance Reader "Reading a Mary Balogh book, whether a novel or a collection of novellas, is always a great delight!...This collection of Christmas-themed novellas is definitely a keeper, and I can't recommend it highly enough! Each story is a beautifully faceted gem, one not to be missed, but instead savored....As I prepare to enter a New Year, I do so with the warmth of these beautiful tales stored in my memory."--A Night's Dream of Books "Ms. Balogh has put together an enchanting book of lovely Christmas stories that will truly mesmerize readers. Each of the stories will touch the hearts of every reader and this reviewer definitely recommends having a box of tissues handy for the truly loving emotional tales."--The Romance Readers Connection "Charming...I enjoyed this fun holiday collection."--Historical Romance Novel News "These five Christmas tales are delightful historical romantic gifts."--The Best Reviews "[A] lovely early Christmas gift...five exquisitely crafted novellas."--Booklist
About Mary Balogh
Mary Balogh grew up in Wales and now lives with her husband, Robert, in Saskatchewan, Canada. She has written more than one hundred historical novels and novellas, more than thirty of which have been New York Times bestsellers. They include the Bedwyn saga, the Simply quartet, the Huxtable quintet, the seven-part Survivors' Club series, and the Westcott series.