If you enjoy Christmas stories, be sure to check out Crimson Romance’s December 23rd release, an anthology entitled Bells Will Be Ringing. The anthology consists of four stories set around Christmas. Three are contemporary (Her Secret Santa by Monica Tillery, His Hawaiian Christmas by Diana Jean, and Gavin Fever by Angelita Gill).
My historical story, Merry’s Wonderful Christmas Gift, is set in a country village in England in 1817 in early December. The heroine, Merry Damonson, once loved Christmas but now the season serves only to remind her that Edward, the man who had asked her to be his wife, deserted her just before Christmas the previous year when he inherited an earldom. Now this man she had hoped never to see again is returning to the neighborhood and he has brought a woman with him. What hope does a simple country girl have when the beautiful and sophisticated Regina seems to have firmly attached herself to Edward? But perhaps all is not what it seems as Merry learns when she begins helping Edward’s mother plan a Christmas ball. Can she and Edward learn to let go of their misconceptions and allow the magic of the season to bring them back together again?