THE KNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a light contemporary romance by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Marilyn Brant, who also penned the award-winning and Jane Austen-inspired novels ACCORDING TO JANE and PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND THE PERFECT MATCH.When successful building contractor Austin Knightley returns to his hometown of Crystal Corners, Minnesota after a decade away, he vows to avoid pampered and popular types like his old high-school crush Emma Westwood-the town's biggest queen bee and self-appointed matchmaker-only to get swept into a community Christmas project she's now organizing.With nods to Jane Austen's classic novel EMMA, this modern heroine may be a little "clueless" in the Midwest, but she's got gifts to share and plenty to learn from the boy next door, who's all grown up and handsomer than ever. Even when a snowstorm threatens to derail her plans, she's determined to figure out how to set things right and save THE KNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.This sweet and heartwarming holiday romance is a story that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.
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The Knight Before Christmas by Marilyn Brant Starts with how to contact the author and links to her other works. About the book follows. Dedication is included. Starts out when Emma is 6 and she always gets what she wants at Christmas and she had just watched a knight save the day and hopes she gets one. She does and she dreams of a real one. Present day is about Emma and how she runs into Austin-just back in town, and hiis sister as they are shopping and he never offered her the last carriage. She is a match maker but hasn't found her own match, yet. She's also a gossiper and Austin hates that in her since their school days. Alternating chapters of Austin who's returned to his family to live now that he can run his business from anywhere. He hopes to give more of his life to his aging parents. She learns the display she had ordered was not going to arrive in time. It was to display the children's toys for the festivities. He agrees to help her that means she has to manually help also. They spend a lot of time together and get to know one another and find out interesting things in common. Love all details on the carpentry required and fun times they share with trying something new. Sibling rivalry-precious! Statue figurines-what a treasure@ When the time gets down to just hours before the event she has to put on her bossy voice and tells him how she feels about him and his safety on the road... He blames himself because he knows he won't be able to finish the job... he goes to plan B. Bonus is hearing of the travel, I can just picture it in my mind. I received this review copy from the author and this is my honest opinion.
This is one of those heart warming Romance books that hits you right in the heart! When Austin returns home after being away for 10 years he is trying to rebuilt himself and avoiding what he feels is shallow and spoiled women, one of them being Emma. Whom he remembers as a teenager and his sister's annoying little friend. Never judge a book or person by a cover! Watching these two rediscover each other was so amazing, I wanted to hit Austin so many times, I related to much to Emma, her heart is so pure and at times Austin was just so stupid to see it! This book will let you believe in love again!