Diane Farr paints an unforgettable portrait of an aging duchess determined to mold a poor relation into a suitable bride for her son, even though he is equally determined to marry only for love. What better way to foil his mothers schemes than by adopting the most disagreeable personality he can? Of course the masquerade is hard to keep up, so its no surprise that our heroine begins to think that hes more than just eccentricAlthough the romance is at times a bit overwhelmed by the personality of the duchess, ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS (4) is a remarkable tale that will linger long in readers memories. (October)

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Melinda Helfer