One would think that Mary Cavendish was a saint in training with her volunteer work at the parish hospital, the Cockington Beautification Committee, and anywhere else that she can fit in her schedule. While she is indeed a lady filled with charity and compassion, she is also a woman with an urgent need to curtail her appetite for sumptuous holiday treats that attack her ever expanding waistline. With a corset designed to rob her of her ability to breathe and her quest to find a "knight on a white horse" to wed, it is imperative that she look her best.
Acclaimed Shakespearean actor, Sir Wesley Darcy is not having a good start to his holiday. Enduring a robbery attempt, an overturned carriage, and a painful shoulder injury, Wesley now finds himself in a hospital on Christmas Eve being treated by a woman who makes it more than clear that she finds him to be quite the cad. Sensing the passion underneath her innocent exterior, Wesley is beyond pleased to find that his enticing nurse will also be spending the holidays at Rougemont. Despite their innocuous beginnings, he intends to win Mary's heart and show her the adventures that have been sorely lacking in her life.
Moriah Densley has fast become one of my favorite new authors. Her stories are very reminiscent of the great Johanna Lindsay's Mallory series and Catherine Coulter's Brides series. Her characters are fun and immeasurably likable. Historically factual, Moriah's books fly by so quickly, I am always shocked and sad when they end for too quickly. I love the fact that characters from her precious stories are revisited, and in this short but wonderfully fulfilling book that the entire Cavendish clan makes an appearance. Mary is a wonderful heroine. She has her share of insecurities, but puts on a brave front that sometimes comes across as being a bit staid to her family. The dashing Wesley sees past this and is instantly captivated by her curves and sharp wit. They were absolutely perfect together. This is a sweet, lighthearted, romantic and beautifully written tale that is sure to bring a smile to even the most sour of Scrooges this holiday season.
About the author:
Moriah Densley sees nothing odd at all about keeping both a violin case and a range bag stuffed with pistols in the back seat of her car. They hold up the stack of books in the middle, of course. She enjoys writing about Victorians, assassins, and geeks. Her muses are summoned by the smell of chocolate, usually at odd hours of the night. By day her alter ego is your friendly neighborhood music teacher. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, four children, and two possibly brain-damaged cats. Published in historical and paranormal romance, Moriah has a Master's degree in music, is a 2012 RWA Golden Heart finalist, 2012 National Reader's Choice Award winner in historical romance and '12 NRCA "Best First Book" finalist.
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Moriah-Densley/e/B0081GEY1Q/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
2012 RWA Golden Heart finalist, Historical Romance
2012 NRCA winner, Historical Romance
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