A CHRISTMAS SCANDAL
Spinning off from Marry Christmas, Goodger creates a romance that sweeps from New York to the English countryside, from scandal to scandal and from darkness to light. Her sweet tale is simply a pleasant way to pass an evening.
With her father in jail for embezzlement, her engagement broken and no funds, Maggie Pierce jumps at the chance to visit her friend Elizabeth in England for the Christmas birth of Elizabeth's child. She runs from one scandal straight into another.
Several years ago Edward Holling
met Maggie while visiting Newport. It appeared he was smitten, and Maggie
fell madly in love with the dashing Englishman. Then he left without a word. Suddenly Edward and Maggie are thrust together for the holidays. Their desire is just as strong as ever, but Maggie cannot think of marriage. She harbors a dark secret and does
her best to elude Edward, while he puts aside his fear of marriage to pursue her. What will it take for either of them to realize the depth of their love? (ZEBRA, Oct., 350 pp., $6.99)