Published by: Zebra Books
Imprint: Zebra Books
- ISBN: 9781420107708
- On Sale: 10/01/2008
- FICTION / Romance / Historical / Victorian
A captivating holiday tale of an arranged marriage that becomes a passionate union from the author of The Spinster Bride.
A Christmas wedding to the Duke of Bellingham. Any other socialite in Newport, Rhode Island, would be overjoyed at the prospect, but Elizabeth Cummings finds her mother’s announcement as appealing as a prison sentence. Elizabeth has not the slightest desire to meet Randall Blackmore, let alone be bartered for an English title. Her heart belongs to another, and the duke’s prestige, arrogance, and rugged charm will make no difference to her plans of elopement.
Against his expectations and desires, Randall Blackmore has inherited a dukedom and a vast estate that only marriage to an heiress can save. Selling his title to the highest bidder is a wretched obligation, but to Randall’s surprise his intended bride is pretty, courageous, delightfully impertinent—and completely uninterested in becoming a Duchess. Yet suddenly, no other woman will do, and a marriage in name only will never be enough for a husband determined to win his wife in body, heart, and soul . . .
Praise for Jane Goodger’s Christmas series
“[Goodger] once again delights her fans with the wonderfully descriptive narrative that is filled with humor and sensuality.” —Fresh Fiction
“A touching, compassionate, passion-filled romance.” —RT Book Reviews
“Gentle humor, witty banter, and attractive characters.” —Library Journal