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Title:
Home for the holidays
Author:
Lindsey, Johanna.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : William Morrow, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
240 pages ; 19 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780380978564
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

There is no other name more synonymous with romance -- there is no other talent as rich in warmth, wit, and bold sensuality than that of Johanna Lindsey, the unsurpassed Queen of historical romantic fiction. And now she shares a treasured gift of love with an enchanting winter's tale that sees two warring hearts warmed and delightfully joined in a season of giving.

Home For the Holidays

For the first time in her sheltered life, Larissa Ascot's wishes for a merry Christmas seem to be in peril. Her father is off to the Colonies on business, but is far overdue to be home. Thus Larissa is left to handle the rumors of her family's bankruptcy, panicked creditors pounding on her door, and eviction. On top of all that, she must now contend with her enigmatic would-be "benefactor," Vincent Everett, the Baron of Windsmoor. The charming and handsome rogue has offered to shelter Larissa, her little brother, and their few remaining servants in his own home, and Larissa has no choice but to accept his proposal -- unless she and her younger brother Thomas wish to wake up chin-deep in snow on Christmas morning.

The baron would be the first to admit that it is more than the Yuletide spirit of good will that has inspired his generosity. From the moment he first set eyes on the enchanting Miss Ascot, he was bewitched. And now that she has taken up residence in his home as well as in his heart, he aches with wanting her -- a most unfortunate state of Airs, since the proud beauty obviously despises him...and since Vincent had previously sworn to seek a righteous vengeance on Larissa's family.

But Christmas is a time of miracles, after all, when love, at the seasonal peak of its power, can triumph over all adversity. The more the lovely lady resists Vincent's considerable attractions, the hotter her desire for him grows. And in these magical days, something truly wondrous could occur -- as the spirit of forgiveness reaches down to touch two rival souls ... and shower Vincent and Larissa with precious gifts of tenderness and ecstasy unbound.


Author Notes

Johanna Lindsey is one of the world's most successful romance authors. She has written over 30 books, of which 54 million copies are in print and have been translated into 12 languages. Lindsey was born with the name Johanna Helen Howard on March 10, 1952.

As a young wife and mother, Lindsey became a great fan of romance novels and wrote her first book, Captive Bride in 1977, on a whim when she was 25. To the young author's great surprise, it made The New York Times Bestsellers list.

Lindsey had found a romance formula that worked. Take any setting past or present, introduce a rascally rakish male and a romantic heroine, let their hearts ignite with passion, lust, and love. Lindsey has something of a cult following, following such titles as "Heart of Thunder", "Hearts Aflame", "A Heart So Wild", and ''Keeper of the Heart". She has loyal fans reading "Glorious Angel" and "Gentle Rogue" and legions of devotees buying her Malory family series. In 2014 her title, Stormy Persuasion, made The New York Times Best Seller List

Because her father was in the U.S. Army, Lindsey traveled to many places as a child. She was born in Germany and grew up in Fort Knox, Kentucky. The family settled in Hawaii and Lindsey was married right after high school.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Bent on revenge, Vincent Everett will stop at nothing to destroy the man he believes destroyed his brother. In fact, he will go so far as to evict his enemy's ill son and daughter just before the holidays. Appalled by his employer's heartlessness, Everett's secretary quits after serving the eviction notice, forcing Everett to reevaluate his cruel act. Then, upon seeing Larissa Ascot, his beautiful and innocent victim, Everett decides to take her virtue as another way to punish her father but finds that he is drawn to her in a way no other woman has ever captivated him. Everett moves both young Ascots into his own home where he finds friendship and family warmth for the first time. He eventually evokes such passion in Larissa that she surrenders her virginity, assuming he means to marry her and not knowing that she has unwittingly fallen in with his plans to ruin her missing father. But, as is fitting in a holiday story and a romance, all is well that ends well. Lindsey's latest is not as powerful or passionate as many of her previous romances, but her fans will devour it happily just the same. --Diana Tixier Herald


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