A SNOWDROP VALLEY BEGINNING…
Escape to snow-blanketed Manhattan in December where chestnuts roast on street vendors carts, visitors ice skate under the stars, and storefronts brim with twinkle lights. Let Christmas warm you all year round in this sweet, wholesome, holiday romance.
Christmas has come to New York, but it doesn't feel very festive for Lucy Carpenter. Single, disgruntled in love from past hurts, she disappears into the world of books as a manuscript reader for a mid-level publishing company on the East Side. Plagued with guilt for a mistake that took her mom's eyesight, Lucy dreams of achieving financial success despite growing medical bills and unpaid rent. Her only hope of survival is to publish her little Christmas novel despite repeat rejections by big publishers. When her boss requests her publishing recommendations for the month, Lucy submits her manuscript under a false identity against strict company guidelines in what becomes the great holiday literary hoax of Manhattan where lies spin out of control and stockings are filled with coal instead of chocolates.
Known as the ice fish of Big Apple Books, William Harcourt longs for acceptance from a nitpicky father who rules the publishing industry with an iron fist. When a sweet Christmas manuscript about a father and daughter in a fictional book town crosses his desk, he believes it to be the ticket that will bring his company into the Top Five and finally gain him his father's love.
Ideal reading for fans of sweet and clean contemporary romance authors such as Debbie Macomber, Sheila Roberts, Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant, and Debbie Mason.
"There is likely going to be no better, more uplifting contemporary romance novel for the 2019 season than My Christmas Darling. Just the recipe for cozying up on a cold winter's day and warming the heart."
- Midwest Book Review
"My Christmas Darling deftly captures the magic of Christmas in New York City. The Christmas season transforms every street and softens every hardened denizen and secret Scrooge."
- Jack Magnus - 5 Star Review - Reader's Favorite
"Vivien has written a sweet holiday story that feels familiar, but is fresh and new. An enjoyable romance filled with powerful life lessons, all blended perfectly into a book that is hard to put down."
- Reader's Favorite Book Reviews and Award Contest
"If it's a heart-rendering, romantic holiday story that is desired to mirror the Christmas spirit, then My Christmas Darling is truly a winner."
- Donovan's Book Shelf - Diane Donovan
"Vivien Mayfair delivers a wholesome and heartfelt holiday gift with her new book, My Christmas Darling, a classic tale of unlikely lovers tumbling together. Laden with quaint charm and holiday cheer, this slightly story is cozy and quick, with clever writing that will amuse throughout andenough heartstring-tugging to keep romance readers hooked. With Manhattan as alively backdrop and a penchant for memorable narration, Mayfair's book offers an innocent escape."
-Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★
He’s everything she ever wanted.
She’s the one thing he doesn’t need.
Seven years ago, I went from being America’s Golden Son to That Idiot faster than you can say, “Foul ball.”
At the time, I thought I was making the right decision by ditching my professional baseball career and today, I know I did. But I’ll admit, being the punchline of every late night comic changed me. The paparazzi no longer follow me and the media’s moved on, but I still live by rules created to ensure I would never be a laughingstock again.
My rules are restrictive and controlling. They dictate what I do and who I do it with.
They do not allow for a free spirit, bound and determined to get a recording deal in Nashville. A woman actively chasing a public life I turned my back on. And they certainly will not accept the little sister of the man who recently married my ex.
Unfortunately, this siren with the voice of an angel, is the only woman I want.
So I made a deal...THE DATE DEAL
PRAISE FOR TARA’S CONTEMPORARY ROMANCESPUBLISHER WEEK on AMERICAN ASSHOLE“Scorching sex, well-developed characters, occasional bursts of humor, and skillful plotting make Me’s series launch a must-read.”PUBLISHERS WEEKLY starred review for THE MASTER“An erotic, deeply loving BDSM romance...Fans of erotic romance will delight in its mix of heat and heart.”LOS ANGELES TIMES“For those Fifty Shades fans pining for a little more spice...the Guardian recommends Tara Sue Me’s Submissive Trilogy, starring handsome CEO Nathaniel West, a man on the prowl for a new submissive, and the librarian Abby, who is yearning for something more.”
One moment in time could change her future forever.
From a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author comes a riveting and edgy romance about a young love driven to the breaking point.
Even though Claudia is part of the McCabe family, with four older brothers she barely knows, she has a dark side no one in their right mind would mess with, and she still sees herself as alone. That is until one night, when she witnesses an unspeakable crime that blurs the lines of morality. Her first instinct is to run, but when a mysterious handsome man enters her life, promising to keep her safe, she’s caught up in a web of secrets, not knowing who to trust. When her brothers unite, will they expose the truth or destroy any hope Claudia has of finding love?
The McCabe Brothers, a spinoff of the big family romance series The Friessens from a Readers’ Favorite award—winning author and “queen of the family saga” (Aherman)
Didn’t get a chance to read the other books in the McCabe Brothers?
THE MCCABE BROTHERS
Don’t Stop Me (Vic):Fifteen years ago, Vic McCabe was headed down a one-way road to destruction with the love of his life. But then the unthinkable happened, a mistake that changed their lives forever.
Don't Catch Me (Chase): He stopped a robbery. Now he has to do the right thing.
Don't Run From Me (Aaron): A compelling emotional tale about the undeniable power of second chances.
Don't Hide From Me (Luc): Sometimes what we can’t see is standing right in front of us all along.
Don't Leave Me (Claudia): One moment in time could change her future forever.
Out of Time (John): When single, unattached John McCabe goes out for last-minute Christmas shopping, what he doesn’t expect is to find himself in the middle of a life or death rescue.
“Katharine Ashe writes with eloquence and power.”—Lisa Kleypas
“You’ll be swept away by Katharine Ashe’s evocative writing.”—Sabrina Jeffries
With only three books, Katharine Ashe has already established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of historical romance fiction. In the Arms of a Marquess, the third novel in her Rogues of the Sea series, once again showcases this remarkable author—whom reviewers have enthusiastically compared to Johanna Lindsey—and her amazing ability to mix danger and passion with outrageous action and breathtaking sensuality. If you are not yet a Katharine Ashe fan, you will most assuredly be one after reading this enthralling tale featuring pirates, smugglers, mistaken identities, British lords and ladies…and a beautiful, successful, yet shockingly unwed Regency miss who seeks help in a most perilous clandestine matter from a rogue English marquis, the only man she ever truly desired.
When shy and secluded author Sara Fielding ventures from her country cottage to research a novel, she inadvertently witnesses a crime in progress—and manages to save the life of the most dangerous man in London.
Derek Craven is a powerful and near-legendary gambling club owner who was born a bastard and raised in the streets. His reputation is unsavory, his scruples nonexistent. But Sara senses that beneath Derek's cynical exterior, he is capable of a love more passionate than her deepest fantasies.
Aware that he is the last man that an innocent young woman should ever want, Derek is determined to protect Sara from himself, no matter what it takes. But in a world where secrets lurk behind every shadow, he is the only man who can keep her safe. And as Derek and Sara surrender to an attraction too powerful to deny, a peril surfaces from his dark past to threaten their happiness . . . and perhaps even their lives.
Together they will discover if love is enough to make dreams come true.
On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty, and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart.
A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter . . . and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely.
Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He's wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters . . . and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.
Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. They were known as “the Spinster Heiresses” . . .
Is it wrong for a woman to want more?
Not if she is a Spinster Heiress. They do not settle. Any young miss would be very lucky to find herself promised to a man like the Duke of Camberly. However, Miss Willa Reverly has watched her friends marry for love. Camberly may be the prize of the season, but she will not be “sold” to any man. She wants his devotion or she wants nothing at all.
When is a Marriage of Convenience inconvenient?
Newly named to the ducal title, Matthew Addison is determined to discover the secrets behind Mayfield, the bankrupt estate he has inherited. He doesn’t have time to coddle a headstrong heiress who is determined to ditch him over something as silly as “love.” Little does he know that his questions will place her in jeopardy. Now he must do what he must to save them both.
Could it be that in running from danger they might be racing headlong into a truly unexpected fate: falling in love?
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