Winter Fire [NOOK Book]

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A classic Christmas story back for a new season. New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley returns to the Georgian period and the irresistible Malloren clan in this sumptuous historical novel of sizzling tension, powerful attraction, a false and forced engagement-and the lavish use of mistletoe and rather well-spiked eggnog.



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Overview

A classic Christmas story back for a new season. New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley returns to the Georgian period and the irresistible Malloren clan in this sumptuous historical novel of sizzling tension, powerful attraction, a false and forced engagement-and the lavish use of mistletoe and rather well-spiked eggnog.



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Rothgar Abbey is the Christmas destination of the Malloren family-and at least one old enemy bent on revenge. While fans of the series (Secrets of the Night; Tempting Fortune) will be interested in revisiting the various family members they have met before, the real focus here is on Genova Smith and the notorious Marquess of Ashart, who end up entangled in a faux betrothal and spend the holidays at the home of Ash's cousin and bitter adversary, the Marquess of Rothgar, accompanied by two elderly relatives and a baby. Confusion reigns as Genova and Ash try to sort out their feelings for each other and solve the mystery of the baby. But the real challenge lies between Ash and Rothgar, as they both must choose between vengeance and reconciliation and eventually come to terms with the past. Holiday fun, lively family interactions, and romance abound in this heartwarming tale that, while serious, is a shade lighter than others in the Malloren series. Best-selling romance author Beverley is a member of the RWA Hall of Fame and lives in Canada. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101211748
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 87,227
  • File size: 591 KB

Meet the Author

Jo Beverley
Jo Beverley is widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today. She is a four-time winner of Romance Writers of America's cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members in the RITA Hall of Fame. She has also recieved the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Born in England, she now lives with her husband and two sons in Victoria, British Columbia, just a ferry ride away from Seattle, WA.

Biography

Jo Beverley is one the few authors writing English-set historical romance who is English. She was born and raised in England, and has a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire. She and her husband emigrated to Canada in 1975 where they raised their two children. In 2009, the couple returned to England.

Though Jo started to write as a young child, it was only in the '80s that she began to think that it was something ordinary people could do, and after a talk at a local library, she settled to seriously writing her first historical romance.

Now, she is the author of over thirty romance novels and many novellas, which have garnered several RITAs from the Romance Writers of America, as well as several awards from Romantic Times, including two Career Achievement awards. She is a member of the RWA Honor Roll, and the RWA Hall of Fame.

Good To Know

Some fascinating outtakes from our interview with Jo Beverley:

"I'm English, born, raised, and educated, which has to contribute to the way I write my books."

"My profession -- once upon a time in another world -- was careers guidance, which involved visiting many different workplaces and learning about the jobs done there. This is a great education in the variety and complexity of life."

"I taught women-centered childbirth classes for 5 years, and that comes out in any childbirth scenes in my books.

"I'm a craft-dabbler, and I've tried most of them, including Tenerife lace, tatting, leatherwork, and stained glass, but I've never stuck with any. However, I once was a very good painter and I've recently decluttered all my craft materials to concentrate on drawing and painting as my artistic therapy for a demented author."

"I grew up in Morecambe, Lancashire, which is a 19th-century seaside town, but that's very close to Heysham, an ancient coastal village. They say the pre-Conquest church there is the oldest one in England still in use and there are stone-age tombs as well. We used to play on an Anglo-Saxon hogs-back stone near the church. I'm sure this easy contact with such ancient things tuned my mind to the past. I set my second book, The Stanforth Secrets, in Heysham, and it will be reissued in 2010." "My indulgences are really good cheese, bread, wine, coffee, and dark, dark chocolate (90% Lindt."

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    1. Date of Birth:
      September 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Morecambe, Lancashire, UK
    1. Education:
      Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2008

    Fabulous Romance

    With intriguing characters, an excellent plot, wonderful romance and a vicvid setting, Jo Beverley gives us a keeper of a romance novel! I couldn't put it down. It's also perfect for holiday reading. This is another romance that showcases Beverley's amazing writing talent and skill.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    A very nice Christmas Story

    This book had me laughing and crying. Jo Beverly gives such intimate information of each character, as she does with all her books,that you feel that you know them personally. You can actually feel their sorrow, their happiness and their love. I bought the book just to read more about the Mallorens as I was sad to see their stories end. This is, like all the rest, a book that I will read many times. Especially around christman time. :)

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  • Posted February 23, 2010

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    I have read alot of Jo Beverleys books and this is not as well as all the others I have read. There are better ones to buy then this one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2003

    A romantic tale with a sense of place

    In 1763 Surrey, Genova Smith accompanies the two elderly Trayce sisters as they journey to see their great nephew. On the way, they meet a Mrs. Dash, whose wagon is in the ditch. Mrs. Dash asks them to take her infant to her husband at the nearby Lion and Unicorn Inn, which the three female travelers do. When they arrive at the inn, they find no Mr. Dash, but a gentleman asks the innkeeper if Mrs. Dash is here. Genova talks to the man, who deserts her with a kiss as he gives chase after Mrs. Dash better known as Molly Crew, a liar who claims he impregnated her.<P> Before he leaves, the Marquess of Ashert learns that his two great aunts are at the inn. He goes to see them surprised they are here, but more shocked to see Genova with them. As Ashert and Genova become acquainted, they fall in love, but she thinks he sired the infant she is watching while he thinks she works for the mendacious Molly.<P> This Georgian romance is a fun tale that sub-genre readers will appreciate due to the strong cast. The lead couple is a fine pair that the audience will enjoy. However, it is the support characters who make the tale really work whether they are charming or feuding relatives, or a slick nasty soul willing to pull any trick to gain her desires. Historical fans will take delight with this wonderful novel.<P> Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2003

    Moving !!

    WINTER FIRE by Jo Beverley was a very moving romance novel. I was stuck to my seat all evening long. This story is very moving !!

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