Christmas in America: Historical Romance Anthology

The celebration of Christmas is a magical time for love. A new anthology filled with America's rich history and Christmas traditions from four of your favorite historical romance authors.

 

“Christmas at Mount Holly” by Donna Thorland

 

The Jerseys, December 23rd, 1776 - The American Revolution is on the brink of total collapse. The Rebels have lost New York, the Continental Army has endured a disastrous retreat through New Jersey, and Washington is about to lose what remains when enlistments expire on New Year’s Eve. The cause needs a miracle, but Christmas is a time for wonders: as Angela Ferrers—the woman known to history as the Widow of Mount Holly—will discover when she sets a honey trap for Hessian Colonel Count Carl Emil Urich von Donop, only to find herself ensnared in mutual attraction.

 

“Miracle on Ladies’ Mile” by Joanna Shupe

 

New York, 1895 -  After losing his beloved wife, department store owner Alexander Armstrong seems incapable of anything other than work, despite his ache to be a better father to his daughter. When the pair encounters Grace, a charming shop girl designing the store’s Christmas window displays, he struggles to accept that perhaps miracles do happen in the most unlikely of places…

 

“The Cowboy’s Christmas” by Piper Huguley

 

Smithson, Oklahoma Territory, 1893 - Postponing her missionary trip to Africa, apprentice teacher Serena Newcomb must travel west to face the unrequited love of her past -- rebel cowboy Baxter Smithson. Banished from his Georgia home for the crime of falling in love with the wrong woman, Baxter is surprised that his Christmas gift is a grown-up Serena, ready to confront him for ignoring his duty and to show him that the true meaning of Christmas is love.

 

“Into the Evermore” by Holly Bush

 

Virginia, 1842 - Eleanor McManus, upright daughter of a minister, is rescued from kidnappers somewhere in the deep forest wilderness by a rough and tumble fur trader, Beauregard Gentry. With his help, Eleanor makes her way back to her intended groom who declares her soiled, and she finds herself alone, pressured to make life decisions without benefit of family or others she can trust. Beauregard and Eleanor agree to begin a life together, build their legacy together, and their growing devotion to each other is witnessed one cold, crisp Christmas morning.

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Holly Bush Books
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Aug 27, 2016
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452
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9781684193028
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English
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Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Romance / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
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From Best Selling Author Holly Bush, The Crawford Family Series, including Train Station Bride, Contract to Wed, bonus novella The Maid's Quarters, and Her Safe Harbor. 

Train Station Bride - 1887 Julia Crawford, Boston debutante, corresponds with an aging shopkeeper and travels to South Dakota to marry him, hoping to escape the ridicule she endures as the plump, silly daughter of one of Boston’s premiere families. What happens when the train station groom is not who Julia bargained for? Will her secrets keep her from love and acceptance? Or will Julia’s love be strong enough to conquer her past and give her the future she’s always dreamed of?

Contract to Wed - 1891 . . . Jolene Crawford Crenshaw, heiress and Boston socialite, was suddenly a widow with little money and just her pride and secrets to keep her upright. Texas oil man, Max Shelby needs a wife to guide his carefree young daughter and to advance his political ambitions. When his sister mentions a recent widow, charming, beautiful and socially astute, but in reduced circumstances, Max signs the wedding contract sight unseen. 

The Maid's Quarters- 1893 . . . Alice Porterman is released from her duties as a maid and travels home to help her mother care for her sickly brother. But her mother and brother are not in their family home when Alice arrives and she learns the landlord, Albert Donahue, has evicted them into the harsh Boston winter. Albert Donahue, an up-and-coming member of Boston’s elite, made his fortune through hard work and shrewd business deals. But his dreams of a family to share it with have not come true, perhaps until an impertinent young woman enters his home and won’t leave until she speaks to him. 

 

Her Safe Harbor - 1893 . . . Jennifer Crawford, the peacekeeper in a well-to-do Boston family rife with anger, deceit, and even treachery, was born to solve mathematical mysteries at a time when women are only beginning to venture from home and into the world of commerce and politics. Danger threatens when she discovers the crimes of an abusive man determined to make Jennifer his own. Zebidiah Moran, chief of staff for a new senator in Washington, is determined to uncover the lovely Jennifer’s secrets and guard her from danger. But will his sacrifices be enough to keep her safe?

 

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