With Chanukah around the corner, is there enough magic left for a matchmaker to bring Molly's cynical heart back to life.
And here's a second tease from Yuletide Bride by Gerri Brousseau ~
The Dowager Duchess’s decree that her grandson must marry before Twelfth Night or relinquish his title and fortune sends him into a tail spin. Without any prospects and with only two weeks until Christmas will Stuart Nelson find himself destitute or will he find The Yuletide Bride.
Her copper colored hair was piled up upon her head, but unruly curls had escaped the coiffeur. Ribbon that matched her deep green gown was woven through her curls and accented with pearls. Stuart’s heart hammered against his chest and he struggled to breathe. The strains of music and the buzz of conversation seemed to slip away. She’s the loveliest creature I have yet to encounter. Were I to select any of those set before me this night, it would surely be her.
The family stood speaking to his grandmother, but Stuart’s gaze was frozen upon Lady Brianna. His father’s voice broke his trance. “Allow me to introduce my son, Stuart, The Marquess of Winescroft.”
“A pleasure, Lord FitzGerald, Lady Fitzgerald,” Stuart said.
“This is our daughter, Claire,” Lord FitzGerald said gesturing to his right, “And this is Brianna,” Lord FitzGerald drew the girl to stand at his side.
There eyes met, hers green and sparkling with her smile. Stuart’s mouth went dry. All he could manage to muster was a slight nod.
“Milord,” the girl said in a tender voice that held the same melodic lilt as her father’s.
Stuart took her hand in his and bowing slightly, he brought it to his lips. Finally finding his voice he said, “It is my great pleasure to make your acquaintance, Milady.”
A slight shade of pink stained her cheeks, but the blush only enhanced her beauty.
“I would be delighted if you would honor me with a dance this evening,” Stuart said.
“It is I who would be honored, Milord,” she replied.
Her voice is like music. Her accent is completely charming.
“I shall greatly look forward to it,” Stuart replied.
The butler announced yet another family, but Stuart didn’t hear a word that was said. His attention was focused on Lord FitzGerald’s family making their way into the ballroom.
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