A lonely earl, a competent heroine of dubious origins, family secrets, and three mischievous boys…
The Earl of Chadbourn feels trapped managing his widowed sister’s ruined estate and grieving son. Loneliness overwhelms him, but the woman who handles the neighboring farm brilliantly draws him like a moth to flame. Catherine Wheatly has her own problems—two mischievous brothers, a neglectful father, and a questionable birth. With Christmas coming, Catherine's brothers pull his withdrawn nephew you into their schemes and threaten havoc in the barnyard, the earl's sister refuses all celebration, and Catherine's father withholds old family secrets. Can Will and Catherine work together to repair the damaged estate and far more damaged family? Dare they hope for love in the bargain?
Previously published in Mistletoe, Marriage, and Mayhem.
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About the Author
Caroline Warfield has at various times been an army brat, a librarian, a poet, a raiser of children, a nun, a bird watcher, an Internet and Web services manager, a conference speaker, an indexer, a tech writer, a genealogist, and, of course, a romantic. She has sailed through the English channel while it was still mined from WWII, stood on the walls of Troy, searched Scotland for the location of an entirely fictional castle (and found it), climbed the steps to the Parthenon, floated down the Thames from the Tower to Greenwich, shopped in the Ginza, lost herself in the Louvre, gone on a night safari at the Singapore zoo, walked in the Black Forest, and explored the underground cistern of Istanbul. By far the biggest adventure has been life-long marriage to a prince among men.
She sits in front of a keyboard at a desk surrounded by windows, looks out at the trees and imagines. Her greatest joy is when one of those imaginings comes to life on the page and in the imagination of her readers.