THE CHRISTMAS BRIDE
Tilly's mother is getting married again -- in a castle in Spain of all places -- and she's told everyone that her daughter is engaged. The trouble is that Tilly isn't and has no intention of ever getting married. Wanting to please her mother, Tilly hires an escort for the week, and when Silas Stanway shows up at her door, she's suddenly tempted by a man in a way she never has been before. The Christmas Bride (4.5) by Penny Jordan is a well-told love story. It's very satisfying to watch Tilly and Silas fall in love in spite of all the barriers between them. The beautiful settings and sensual love scenes add charm and zest to this holiday romance.