A new suitor seeks her hand. An old flame holds her heart. Which one will she meet under the kissing bough?
When Margaret Templeton is requested to act as hostess at Captain Sander Morledge's Christmas party and possibly agree to marry him, she did not think she would see the man who once held her heart. Frederick Maddock, Viscount Beacham had never forgotten the young woman he had fallen in love with, and his feelings are evident when he sees her at a holiday gathering. In a swirl of Christmas miracles and joyous celebration, will the two finally put down their differences and once again fall in love?
Under the Mistletoe was one of seven novellas in the Bluestocking Belles' box set collection: Mistletoe, Marriage, & Mayhem. This novella is now being released for individual sale.
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Sweet Regency Novella With A Surprising Twist When Margaret decides that she must do her duty and get married she acts as hostess for Captain Morledge. However the man she has always cared for , Frederick has other ideas when he finds out she is back in London. This was one of the stories where you like the heroine but you want to shake her, grab her , point her at the hero and say That Way you ninny! Frederick was great, he dropped everything the minute she was back in town and is so protective of her. The Captain now that is a whole different story *shudder. There was a very interesting twist that I wasn't expecting, which is very impressive in a novella. Genre ~ Regency Series ~ No Ending ~ HEA (No Cliffhanger) Sex ~ Sweet (A Few Kisses) Would I read again ~ Yes
Under the Mistletoe Much to her father’s chagrin, Margaret Templeton is happy being a bluestocking spinster. Since, the only man she, a clergyman’s daughter, has ever loved is beyond her reach. With her father determined to see her settled and happy before he dies he agrees to Captain Morledge’s innocent request to have Margaret help him host his annual ball. Loving her father so, Margaret agrees to see if anything can develop between her and the Captain. What she doesn’t count on is being in close proximity to the love of her life. Viscount Frederick Beacham has spent years trying to forget one woman – the woman he loves beyond reason, the woman who refused his marriage proposal. A feat he thought he had finally accomplished. Until the mere mention of her name and that she was in London turned his heart upside-down. Seeking her out he finds that years will never erase his love for her nor will anyone ever replace her. Learning her reason for being in London, Frederick vows to, at the very least, protect her from harm and at the most convince her that she belongs with him. Margaret tries to go about her hosting duties normally but soon gathers that all is not right in the Captain’s household. Top those feelings with seeing Frederick at every turn has Margaret in a turmoil. One that may put her life in jeopardy. Will Frederick uncover the Captain’s true motives before it is too late or will he lose Margaret forever? Sherry Ewing writes a delightful tale full of suspense. It constantly had this reader trying to figure out what sinister deed the Captain had done, what he would do when thwarted, and how all this would affect Margaret’s love for Frederick.
Margaret has been asked to be a holiday hostess for Captain Morledge in anticipation of a marital match. Frederick has always loved Margaret but was rejected when he proposed as Margaret thought his parents would not approve. When it comes to love, one should always follow their heart and once Frederick meets back up with Margaret, that is exactly what he intends for both of them. Captain Morledge has other plans and they are not nice. Such a twist at the end that was not anticipated!
One never knows what can happen at Christmas. For a novella, this story packed a lot into this delightful tale. The heart feels what the heart feels and sometimes nothing can change that! Margaret Templeton, daughter of a clergyman is content to be a spinster and take care of her sister and father. But her father is determined to have her marry and find her own happiness and family. Matching her up with Captain Sander Morledge to help him host his Christmas party, her father feels he has found her the perfect match. Unfortunately Margaret runs into her longtime friend and true love, Frederick Maddock, who is invited to the party. Sounds good so far? Well as I often say, things are not always as they appear and such is the case at Morledge's house. There is a hugh mystery and as the party begins, secrets come out and mistletoe works it magic!! As all of Sherry's stories, this will go on your to be read again shelf!!
I could not put it down, good read.