The holidays can be a challenging time, between chilly weather, incessant good cheer from strangers, and carolers whose rejoicing must always be rendered at full volume. Christi Caldwell and Grace Burrowes offer a pair of Regency novellas featuring characters for whom Yuletide is anything but merry and bright… until love makes a holiday visit!
Somebody is stealing from Wrexham, Duke of Elsmore, but if Polite Society learns that his account books don’t balance, then Rex, his bank, and his whole family are ruined. Fortunately, Mrs. Eleanora Hatfield is a whiz at puzzling out the clues hidden in the ledgers. Unfortunately, she wants nothing to do with any fellow sporting a title, and most especially nothing to do with a duke!
Nathaniel Rothmere has bided for years in solitude at the Rothhaven ducal seat on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. He carefully cultivates a reputation for secrecy and ill-humor, such that most of his neighbors only catch a glimpse of him has he gallops his demon-black steed hellbent as darkness falls.
Lady Althea Wentworth has little patience for grumpy dukes (her brother is one), but she needs Nathaniel’s guidance as she seeks entree into Yorkshire society. Reclusive, difficult Rothmere has figured out the secret to commanding respect from one and all, while Althea has failed at that same quest during multiple London seasons. Nathaniel at first refuses to help Althea, but solitude on the moors has become a trial, and Althea commands Nathaniel’s respect, so what’s a lonely, brooding duke to do?
And if that’s not enough… I’m aiming to have a True Gentlemen story out for Valerian Dorning and Emily Pepper in February 2020. For reasons unbeknownst to me, I’ve also started writing a Regency mystery series with a working title of Lady Violet Investigates. I have no idea where that project is going, but I’m having great fun with book two, Lady Violet Attends a Wedding! And yet another Rogues to Riches is scheduled for Fall 2020–The Truth About Dukes–which is turning out to be one lovely story.
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