A Christmas Choice
Little Chipping’s annual Christmas Assembly is considered a joyous occasion. Charlotte Dowell has been dreading the evening.
Four years ago, Charlotte’s heart was broken when her father refused a match between herself and Edmund Harrington. She’s nursed the flame ever since, taking comfort in her beau’s infrequent letters from London, where he seeks his fortune. Much to the distress of her parents, she’s also turned down offers from several gentlemen, and they urge her not to refuse Percy Bassett, whom they hope will propose during the assembly.
Charlotte is determined to refuse, pinning her hopes on Edmund’s promised return. But that refusal will end the relationship which has grown between them, an idea which hurts more than she expected. Faced with a choice, she must follow where her heart leads. But will it be the right one?
A Summer Quest
Sophia Marcus knows who she wants to marry. The problem is, he’s not the man her father has in mind. He believes the sizeable estate his daughter will inherit warrants a title, and he’s invited a candidate to Wyldfell Priory for the Summer Market Fair.
Philip Harrington wants to marry Sophia. The problem is, six months ago his brother scandalized Little Chipping and the family has been under a cloud ever since. They’re on the verge of being accepted by society once more, but it is clear Sophia’s father has his sights set elsewhere.
Counting on Philip’s ability to produce the finest hog at the Summer Market, Philip and Sophia hatch a plan to rid her of an unwanted suitor and raise his standing in her father’s eyes. But the suitor is not without his own allies, and another scandal looms on the horizon.
As a child, Caro Kinkead was told Dr. Seuss’ job was “writing books,” and decided that was her goal when she grew up – along with being a ballerina and an archeologist and about a dozen other things. A fear of snakes signaled the end of her ambition to find the next Tutankhamun’s tomb, the dancing (and acting) didn’t quite pan out, but the love of writing remained, allowing her to enjoy those varied careers and more in her imagination.
Born and raised in Houston, TX, Caro grew up in a family of readers, where she developed a love of science fiction and fantasy thanks to her father, and old movies and the art of costuming from her mother. These days, she and her husband share a home in the Los Angeles area with their cats, a sizable book collection, and more yarn than she's willing to admit to.
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