TIS THE SEASON TO BE SINFUL
Basso’s fast-paced holiday story is filled with tenderness and poignancy as well as believable primary and secondary characters. She will steal your heart!
American businessman Richard Harper needs a country manor for entertaining. Widow Juliet Wentworth wants to rent out her home while holding it for her son. But her brother stops the deal, so they agree to marry: Richard will have a hostess and Juliet will have the house. The marriage of convenience swiftly changes, though Richard only sets his passion free in the bedroom. He leaves for months, returning before the holidays. With Juliet, the children and family underfoot, Richard must join in the festivities. Will he realize that wants and needs this family and the home Juliet has made for him? (ZEBRA, Oct., 352 pp., $6.99)