'TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS
An utterly wonderful novel from the incomparable Jeffries. Emotional, sensual, smart and wonderfully romantic, this is the type of story that fills readers with joy and reminders of the spirit of the holiday, family ties and true love. There’s humor, tenderness, mystery and passion enough to please everyone.
Pierce Waverly, Earl of Devonmont, keeps his heart safe by living the life of a dissolute rogue. He refuses to have any contact with his mother, even after his father’s death — until he receives a missive telling him she is near death. He rushes home at Christmas, only to discover the letter was a ruse concocted by his mother’s companion, Camilla Stuart. Pierce is immediately attracted to Camilla, but she only wants mother and son to reconcile. Pierce puzzles over mysteries in his mother’s past while learning a great deal about the power of Camilla’s love. (GALLERY, Nov., 384 pp., $19.99)