Justin Stockton considered himself a reasonable man, and he made every allowance for the Laurence family’s recent bereavement during this Christmas season. Nevertheless the eldest girl Amanda seemed bent on infuriating him at every turn. Far from being grateful to him for offering to marry her docile sister in order to help the family out of its financial straits, she seemed to think he was a positive ogre. No matter his reputation for arrogance, Justin was hardly a wife-beater; although he wasn’t sure he could answer for his actions if he ever got his hands on the provocative Amanda. He would have to marry the firl off to poor sod – who would certainly have his sympathies – and the sooner the better, for his own peace of mind.
It was bad enough that Justin had duped her sweet sister into sacrificing her happiness, but when Amanda discover that he also had plans for her, it was time to set the insufferable gentleman straight on a few facts. The Christmas holidays, from the cozy family dinners to the resplendent Frost Fair on the Thames, would provide the perfect opportunity to demonstrate what life would be like with a sister-in-law such as herself. In fact, Amanda could promise him a very Merry Christmas indeed!
About the Author ...
A winner of The Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award for Best Regency for her very first novel, Joan Overfield has written 23 Regency Historical Romances. In addition, she has also written two time travel romances: the ground-breaking THE DOOR AJAR and its sequel, TIME'S TAPESTRY. In 2000 Romantic Times Magazine voted THE DOOR AJAR one of the top 100 Romances of all time. Joan has made several bestsellers lists and won numerous awards for her work, including A Career Achievement Award in Regency Romance from Romantic Times magazine.
A life-long Anglophile, Joan uses her degrees in History and English to conduct research in the fascinating and colorful Regency period and has compiled an impressive library. She has also taught numerous workshops on the period and the craft of writing, is a member of the Beau Monde writers group, and is currently working on her newest novel.
"Ms. Overfield's sense of romance is deliciously unerring." -- -- Romantic Times