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A Regency Christmas
Susan
Payne

“A Regency Christmas Story”: Penelope Cooper pinches pennies and barely makes ends meet. She is chagrinned to learn her younger brother has gambled away more than their quarterly allotment, and Lord Leighton has come to collect. He wants her virtue until he sees the many kind acts Penelope does, then he sees her in a different light.

Dexter Hart beats Alderly at cards, winning everything he owns. Alderly insists on a chance to win it back, so Dexter makes a proposition: they will draw for the high card. If Alderly wins, his riches are restored. If Dexter wins, he gets the hand of Alderly’s eldest daughter in marriage, with his blessing.

The Earl of Merton is back! It is quite a shock since it has been three years since he disappeared. He was kidnapped and press-ganged into the Navy. It is clear that someone wants him dead, but who? Because of his plight, he decides to start a shipyard. During this time, he meets a feisty American who is not afraid to speak her mind.

Jillian has always wanted to be a knight—or at least be able to fight like one. As she and her father run from her cousin who has taken over their home, she is determined to protect her ailing father at all costs. When Laird Macgregor comes across their camp, he offers them shelter, but at a price.

Sweetwater, Kansas, has a plethora of couples splashing in the fountain of love. These two tales of second chances provide a cascading downpour of passions to overcome obstacles in the pursuit of happiness.

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