A Very Regency Christmas

A Very Regency Christmas

by Julie Johnstone

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From the glittering ballrooms of the English nobility to the cozy countryside of Regency lords and ladies, cuddle up this Christmas with three swoon-worthy holiday tales filled with dashing heroes, bold heroines and epic true love from USA Today bestselling author Julie Johnstone!

The Redemption of a Dissolute Earl – Book 1

The day Andrew Whitton, Earl of Hardwick chooses his fortune over the woman he loves, Drew discovers that money makes for a cold bed partner. Now, no matter how far he runs, the memory of his betrayal haunts him, and there's not enough liquor to dull the past or diminish his disgust.

Charlotte Milne trusted in happily ever after until her knight turned out to be wearing rusty armor. Drew, the scoundrel, seduced her, though she very much enjoyed the seduction by the man she's loved since childhood. Left scandalously ruined, Char flees her home intent upon forgetting Drew and proving her worth.

Separated by disloyalty and pain, each struggle to bury the memories of the other until a mandatory summons from the Duke of Danby sets them on a path of collision to Danby Castle. With the tides of irrevocable change rising, Drew must find a way to show Char that even the most selfish of rakes can be redeemed by love before the woman of his heart becomes the wife of another.

Season for Surrender – Book 2

Lillian Lancaster would rather catch the plague than a husband. Unfortunately, her abusive, recently deceased father's will stipulates her inheritance hinges upon her marrying a lord. With time running out, Lillian proposes to the guilt-ridden, marriage-averse Lord Edgeworth after securing his agreement to a marriage in name only.

Edgeworth feels responsible for his former betrothed's death and believes he doesn't deserve love, which makes Lillian's proposal oddly perfect. Commanded by his grandfather to marry by Christmas or become penniless, the obviously perfect choice is a woman who wants nothing to do with him.

When Lillian displays a brave and true heart and Edgeworth reveals his honorable, protective side maintaining a marriage of convenience becomes harder than these two wounded souls imagined. Now, Lillian and Edgeworth must decide if they are courageous enough to risk their hearts and surrender to love.

It's in the Duke's Kiss – Book 3

Lady Emmaline Radcliffe always knew she never wanted to marry a man who embraced the rules of Society. But when her mother threatens to secure a suitable match for Emma if she cannot make one on her own, Emma sets out to determine if her girlhood infatuation is the love she's been looking for. Nathaniel did save her life once, after all. But when she finds herself in the arms of the gentleman's brother--the serious and proper Duke of Blackbourne--she begins to question all she ever thought she desired.

Lucian, the Duke of Blackbourne, is tired of playing keeper to his irresponsible brother. He vows to quit, but when his brother resolves to seduce the impetuous Lady Emmaline, Lucian knows he must save his foolish brother and the innocent debutante from themselves. Yet his plan to intercede goes awry when he finds himself drawn to the woman who is everything he was positive he didn't want in a wife.

But his brother won't give up so easily, and soon Lucian's well-intentioned plans are revealed. Now to keep Lady Emmaline's heart he must prove that he's truly not the stuffy, sneaky duke he seems to be.

*These long novellas have each been published previously as stand-alone titles with the same names.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161606650
Publisher: Darbyshire Publishing LLC
Publication date: 11/15/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 255,654
File size: 747 KB

About the Author

From the Highlands to Regency London, Johnstone delivers spellbinding historical romance novels.

Dubbed fabulously entertaining and engaging, Johnstone has penned over 25 acclaimed romances including When a Laird Loves a Lady, Outlaw King, My Fair Duchess, and Bargaining with a Rake. Johnstone pens strong-willed heroines for series such as Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts, Renegade Scots, A Whisper of Scandal, Once Upon a Rogue, and Lords of Deception.

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A Very Regency Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Brownac101 More than 1 year ago
The Redemption of a Dissolute Earl Andrew Whitton, Earl of Hardwick has found money does indeed make a cold bed partner especially since he chose his fortune over the woman he loved. Loved and abandoned Charlotte Milne was seduced and abandoned by her beloved Drew. He’s haunted by the betrayal and they’ve each struggle to bury the memories of a lost love from the past. A summons from the Duke of Danby changes everything. Now Drew must find a way to show Char he’s a changed and redeemed man, the only man for her. Season for Surrender Lillian Lancaster recently deceased father’s will stipulates her inheritance hinges upon her marrying a lord. Lillian has no desire to marry, but if she wants to keep her money and the theater she must find a Lord to marry. Time is running out she knows drastic measures are called for when she proposes to Lord Nicholas Edgeworth a marriage in name only. Nicholas and Lillian’s relation grows until neither can deny the love they thought they didn’t need was there for the taking, if they’re willing to forget the past and reach for a future together and live happily ever after. It's in the Duke’s Kiss Lady Emmaline Radcliffe mother threatens to secure a suitable match for Emma if she cannot make one on her own. Emmaline has had a childhood infatuation on Nathaniel, but when she starts spending time with him she finds herself in the arms of his brother Lucian, the Duke of Blackbourne. Lucian knows his brother has set out to seduce the young innocent lady so he tries to stop him, before their all ruined beyond compare. Lucian seems drawn to Emmaline and soon finds himself wanting more than he ever knew he desire, Emmaline for himself. It was fun watching their relationship grow and develop into a love to last a lifetime. A great collection of love stories for Christmas. This is my honest opinions after I voluntarily read a copy of this book that was provided to me with no requirements for a review.
clarkws More than 1 year ago
Book 1: The Redemption of a Dissolute Earl Andrew Whitton, Earl of Hardwicke has thrown away true love with both hands. Now he lives in solitude drinking away his heart break. When his grandfather summons him home, he embarks on a journey that sets him on a collision course with the girl of his dreams. Charlotte Milne was completely shattered when Andrew walked away from her. She has built herself a separate life on the stage and is scheduled to marry a man she doesn’t love. When Andrew discovers she is soon to marry, he set out to win her back before it’s too late. Can he make up for the hurt and devastation he has caused? This was a really good story. I truly enjoyed it. Book 2: Season for Surrender Nicholas Beckford Baron Edgeworth must find a wife in a matter of weeks in order to maintain his living. Without a wife, he will be cut off from his money. When Lillian Lancaster proposes a strict marriage of convenience, Nick agrees. But what happens when attraction proves too much? I really enjoyed this story. Nick is one of my favorite heroes. “No man should have cheekbones as sculpted as his, or eyes as green as moss or hair so thick and dark it made her want to plunge her fingers through it.” Really enjoying this collection of stories. Book 3: It’s in the Duke’s Kiss Lady Emmaline Radcliffe is desperately in love with Nathaniel Layton - in fact, she has dreamed of him since she was a little girl. But when her eyes are opened to the true character of her life long crush, she finds another more honorable man holds her attention. ‘He moved closer until they almost touched. Her body seemed to lean toward his, and then his fingers slid into her hair, cupping the back of her head, and he lowered his mouth to hers. Their lips brushed ever so gently, yet the power of their contact almost brought her to her knees.” Fantastic story! I was gifted a copy of this collection.