Mischief and Mistletoe
by the Word Wenches
In this sparkling holiday collection, eight acclaimed authors unwrap the most daring of Regency delights…
Christmastime in England—a time for passionate secrets, delicious whispers, and wicked-sweet gifts by the fire. From a spirited lady who sets out to save her rakish best friend from an unsuitable engagement, to a bold spy who gets the unexpected chance to win the woman he’s always loved, to a vicar’s daughter who pretends to be a saucy wench, these holiday tales will make you curl up in front of the fire for a memorable season of mischief and mistletoe…
Eight authors celebrate Christmas in Regency England in this heart-warming anthology. Putney’s “She Stoops to Wenchdom” brings Lucinda Richards face to face with her childhood crush, Gregory Kenmore, who thinks himself too cowardly to deserve love. In Beverley’s “Miss Brockhurst’s Christmas Campaign,” Penelope Brockhurst realizes too late that she loves her longtime friend Ross Skerries, and she makes a plan to seduce him. In Joanna Bourne’s “Intrigue and Mistletoe,” Elinor Pennington and Jack Tyler are hunting the same French spy. Jack is thrilled to find Elinor again; he may have betrayed her when he arrested her uncle, but he still loves her. All the authors match their styles so well that the individual couples begin to feel like friends and neighbors. The stories follow a similar pattern of lovers being reunited after a misunderstanding, and each second chance is a sweet gift for the reader. (Oct.)
“No one writes historical romance better.” —Cathy Maxwell on Mary Jo Putney
“Breaks just about every rule in the book and makes us beg for more.” —Romantic Times on Jo Beverley
Jo Beverley, Mary Jo Putney, Patricia Rice, Nicola Cornick, Susan Fraser King, Anne Gracie, Joanna Bourne, and Cara Elliott are the ladies otherwise known as the Word Wenches. These eight authors have written a combined 231 novels and 74 novellas. They’ve won awards such as the RITAS, RT Lifetime Achievement award, RT Living Legend, and RT Reviewers Choice award. Several of them are regulars on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Learn more at www.wordwenches.com.