The holidays are a time for family, celebration-and the Dukes of Ravenglass to fall in love. Spend the Christmas season with the Wynter family, as the Dukes of Ravenglass find their happily-ever-afters in this delightful, heartfelt collection that spans from the Regency era to the present day.
In A Price Above Rubies by Maggie Robinson, set in the Regency era, paid companion Helen Lowe doesn't know the man she shares her first-ever dance-and first-ever kiss-is Gabriel Wynter, a reclusive, notorious duke. When Helen flees after being exposed, she leaves behind something of far greater value than a glass slipper. Can Gabriel find her, return it, and finally open his heart?
In the Victorian-era set, Never Have I Ever Fallen in Love with a Duke by Tiffany Clare, Alexander Wynter has a problem-his best friend's younger sister grew up. When he agreed to help Emily MacCallon make her debut, he didn't expect the beautiful, alluring woman before him-or for her to lead him on such a merry chase. Alexander knows one thing: the only man she'll be kissing forever and ever is him.
In the World War II-set, Loving Lord Spy by J.K. Coi, Winnie Jenkins, a combat nurse, and Lord David Wynter, an injured British spy, fall in love at the worst possible time. Each of them owes a duty to their country and must go their separate ways. They promise that when the war is finally over, they'll meet in Hyde Park on Christmas morning . . . but agree that if one of them doesn't make it, the other won't seek out the reason why. Can they keep their appointment? Or will secrets, lies, and the perils of war keep them apart?
A missed connection gets a second chance in the present-day contemporary romance, Saved by the Belle by Elyssa Patrick. Seven years ago, Kit Wynter met the woman of his dreams. Even after all this time, he's never been able to forget the American girl who captured his heart. When Belle Sweeney answers his ad-for she, too, never forgot him-it feels like there's something still there. Spending the holiday at Ravenglass Abbey is the perfect opportunity to figure out if this is love.
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About the Author
Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adjectives and adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances. Her books have been or will be translated into French, German, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Japanese, Thai, Dutch and Italian. She is an RT Reviewers' Choice two-time nominee.
Deciding that life had far more to offer than a nine to five job, bickering children and housework of any kind (unless she's on a deadline when everything is magically spotless), Tiffany Clare opened up her laptop to write stories she could get lost in. Tiffany writes historical romances set in the Victorian era and is currently working on a new novel. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two kids and two dogs.
J.K. Coi is a multi-published, award winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance and urban fantasy. She makes her home in Ontario, Canada, with her husband and son and a feisty black cat who is the uncontested head of the household. While she spends her days immersed in the litigious world of insurance law, she is very happy to spend her nights writing dark and sexy characters who leap off the page and into readers' hearts.
Elyssa Patrick is a former high school English teacher who left the classroom to pursue her dream of writing romances. She writes quirky romantic comedies that are full of humor, heat, and heart. Elyssa lives in New York and is hard at work on her next novel. She loves to hear from readers!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Such a lovely series of stories featurung one family blended seamlessly felt like a gift from the authors!
'Once Upon a Christmas' is a collection of authors with some really great Christmas Romance Stories. I so love book collection as it gives you a chance to read from different authors that you might not have read from before. The four stories deal with the Wynter family and total to about 520 pages. These stories go through different eras of the Wynter family. This collection has something for everyone for sure! I think the first story " A Price Above Rubies by Maggie Robinson" reminds me of a Cinderella theme romance. The second story " Never Have I Ever Fallen in Love with a Duke by Tiffany Clare" has the brother's best friend fighting his growing feelings for his best friend's little sister. The Third leaves from the Victorian era and goes to WWII era..." Loving Lord Spy by J.K. Coi". This one has the love of a nurse and a British spy meeting but having to leave each other during war times. The fourth book is a modern day romance " Saved by the Belle by Elyssa Patrick" is the second chance at love theme. Like I said this has something for everyone! "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."