I'm excited to be part of the SMP Holiday Romance Blitz, because it's getting close to the season where you want to pick up a romance to warm your heart while you read by a cozy fire! Any one of these titles will put you in the Holiday Romance mood! I read With This Christmas Ring by Manda Collins (see my review below) and loved this second chance romance! As part of this post the lovely people of St. Martin's Press have generously offered up a giveaway of one of the print titles. See below for details and enter for a chance to win.
Publication Date: October 3rd 2017 by Swerve
About the book:
wallflower determined to fulfill a dying promise, the rogue she jilted years
ago, and an orphaned baby are all brought together amidst the magic of
Christmas in this new novella from Manda Collins.
Miss Merry Parks makes a deathbed promise to a schoolfriend that her infant
daughter will be taken to her absent father. There’s only one problem—to find
the baby’s father, she’ll have to consult his cousin, Viscount Wrotham, the man
she jilted five years ago. The man she couldn’t forget.
Alex Ponsonby, Viscount Wrotham, is stunned to find Merry Parks—looking more
lovely than ever--on his doorstep with an infant in her arms. His shock soon
turns to dismay when he learns his own cousin William is the man who abandoned
his wife and child. As head of the family he’s duty bound to see right is done.
But he can't let this opportunity pass. He’ll take Merry and the baby to his
cousin, but he’ll woo her back in the process.
Merry agrees to travel with Alex and the baby to Wrotham Castle, where the
entire Ponsonby family has gathered for Christmas, but her plans to see the
baby settled then leave are ruined by a snowstorm. After five years apart, Alex
and Merry will spend the week getting reacquainted. Perhaps it’s the spirit of
the holiday, or the magic of the season, but there could be something else in
the air this Yuletide…A Christmas Reunion.
Circumstances throw Merry and Alex together after Merry
ended their engagement five years ago. Merry was bullied by Alex’s grandmother,
the dowager Lady Wrotham, to break things off unbeknownst to Alex. The moment they lay eyes on each other again the
attraction and longing rush right back up, but Merry doesn’t expect Alex to
give her a second chance. However, it
doesn’t seem Alex is holding a grudge, he’s had some time to think about the
past and suspects his grandmother had a hand in ending things so when Merry
shows up in his life again, he’s determined to take this opportunity to set
things right and find happiness with Merry at long last.
With This Christmas
was a sweet, second chance romance that warmed my heart. There’s no drama between Alex and Merry once
they meet up again. They are truthful and bond over the loss and longing they’ve
felt since parting. All conflict comes
from outside sources and they meet those problems head on, as a united
The Holiday setting will get you in the mood to take a snowy
sleigh ride, snuggling up to your loved one, staying warm under blankets and
the heat of attraction.
About the author:
Manda Collins is the
author of the Studies in Scandal series, The Lords of Anarchy series, The Ugly
Duckling series and the Wicked Widows series as well as several other
Regency-set romances. She spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple
of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being
what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing,
and read lots of books. When she’s not writing, she’s helping other people use
books, as an academic librarian.
Below is the SMP Holiday titles featured.
(click on title for Goodreads link)
Saint Martin's Press has generously offered up a copy of one of the Print titles above to one lucky reader. The giveaway is open to US Residents only. Winner can choose one Print Copy from the following titles:
A Season of You by Emma Douglas
Christmas at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer
Hope at Christmas by Nancy Nagle
The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant