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Will the twelve days of Christmas bring them together or leave his family in ruin?
Jane Ryder is innocent, plain, poor, and eager for adventure. After taking a job as a secretary with the notorious gossip, Lady Eudora "The Tongue" Swann, she is given the task of transcribing Lady Swann's scandalous history of the aristocracy, featuring the many promiscuities of the Fallon Marquesses.
When the Fallon heir, Charles, returns from India with a self-made fortune, he dedicates himself to restoring the derelict manor house and the infamous family name. Face-to-face, he orders the crafty Lady Swann to leave his family out of the book.
Lady Swann offers a sly trade: If he agrees to confide intriguing tidbits of his family history (and of his own rise to fortune) to Miss Ryder, she will tone down his family's sordid tales in Scandalbroth.
At Wolvercote, the centuries-old and long-abandoned seat of the Fallon family, a snowstorm strands Charles and Jane. They're drawn together in mutual respect, humor, and as time passes, an attraction that cannot be denied, though her lowly station forbids it. When they discover an abandoned infant girl near the stable on Christmas Eve, caring for her together, the formal barricades between them seem to vanish.
Can a romance begun on a night of joy and miracles overcome the strict rules of London society? It may take a meddling old gossip named Lady Swann to persuade them that love is the best Christmas gift of all.
Lynn Kerstan, former college professor, folksinger, professional bridge player, and nun, is the author of sixteen romance novels and four novellas, all set in Regency England.
A RITA winner and five-time RITA Finalist, her books are regularly listed among the best in the Regency genre. The Golden Leopard and Heart of the Tiger were selected by Library Journal for its Best Books of the Year list (2002 and 2003), and Dangerous Passions was named by Booklist as one of the Top Ten Romances of 2005.
Narina Kenwin is the only daughter of the Bishop of St. Albans and used to a quiet comfortable life in her father's country diocese. Intelligent, loyal and stunningly beautiful, Narina is happy with her lot, although she does sometimes daydream about the far off places that she would love to see with someone special by her side. And it seems that her wish to travel is about to come true when Narina receives an invitation from her school friend, Louise, who is married to Prince Rudolf, the Ruler of the small Principality of Alexanderburg in the Balkans. With great anticipation and excitement Narina accepts. She has greatly missed her friend since the wedding as they have so much in common - including the fact that they look so alike that they are often mistaken for twins! But when Narina arrives in Alexanderburg she is instantly plunged into the middle of a political storm, with the young Royal couple at its centre. Quickly realising that the whole country is on high alert, and that the Russian Army may invade at any moment, Louise tells her that there is only one way to maintain Alexanderburg's independence, and begs Narina to swap places with her, as they have done successfully so many times at school. Bravely accepting the challenge, Narina promises to take her friend's place and play her part in defending the Principality. Hoping the ruse of swapping identities will work one last time, the two friends hug before parting and swearing each other to secrecy - no matter what. Terrified that she will be discovered, and feeling very alone, Narina is confronted by a badly wounded Englishman, claiming to be pursued by the dastardly Russians. Grateful to find an ally, Narina is tempted to reveal her secret. But can she trust the offer of help from this mysterious man who seems so brave and daring? And how would he feel if he knew who she really was? As her feelings grow she is torn between her promise to her friend, duty to her country and the hope that true love may be finally on its way.
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