Set around both a holiday and engagement theme, these three charming novellas are the perfect way to escape a hectic schedule. Even in a short format each author’s style shines through and charms readers.
Reunited childhood sweethearts get a second chance at love in Albright’s “True North” when a beautiful sea watchmaker and her captain discover that passion has no clock and time can stand still while they hunt a thief. Templar Lucius returns to the Borders as a laird and discovers part of his responsibilities include marrying Englishwoman Elizabeth. Lucius believes Elizabeth loved his deceased brother, but she desires him and must prove her love when a jealous cousin attempts to destroy him in “The Border Lord’s Bride” by Russell. “The Betrothal Ball” is pure Balogh: heartwarming, tender and beautifully characterized as an outspoken governess wins the heart of the earl who values a woman’s mind as well as her body. (DORCHESTERPUB.COM)