The Wallflower’s Christmas Surprise: a Regency Romance

· Isabella Hargreaves
1 review

About this ebook

A secret admirer, a Yuletide ball, and a desperate situation

Violet Hambleton, parson’s daughter, botanical artist, and self-professed wallflower, wants a marriage based on love. A secret admirer who keeps sending her verse will reveal his identity this Christmas. It can’t be the man she loves. . . Sebastian, Viscount Stanworth—he’s heir to an Earl and seven years her junior.

Sebastian is an heir without a spare. The pressure from his family to wed soon is intense. If he doesn’t act fast this Christmas, he’ll end up betrothed to a bride of his mother’s choosing, not to the woman he loves. . . Violet.

Time is running out for Sebastian to disclose his secret. It must be revealed at the Yuletide Ball, but will Violet reject him? Is Sebastian destined to surrender to a loveless marriage? Or will verse deliver new hope this Christmas?

This book was previously published in the multi-author anthology, Sweet Christmas Secrets.

Ratings and reviews

1 review
Margaret Watkins
July 2, 2022
I found this novel surprising on a number of fronts and although the main characters are endearing and the love story sweet, I did find myself blinking at some of the issues that came up. Perhaps one could say that the novel in fact was more realistic in that it did not conform to what we have come to expect from Regency romance. Despite the age difference between Sebastian and Violet, their love built on friendship over many years stands them in good stead for a successful marriage.
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Isabella Hargreaves is an award-winning historical romance author. She writes Romance through the Ages, with a story to tell from the Regency era to Ancient Britain and to youthful Australia. She loves writing about strong heroines finding the men to match them. She lives in Brisbane, Australia, where she works as an historian and is butler to three moggies. When she's not reading and writing, Isabella loves horse-riding and scenic walks. She dreams of an around-the-world trip to indulge these passions.


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