In my Christmas novella Ways of Love prequel, "How It All Began For the Baron," I showcase a popular parlor game of the era that would be considered extremely dangerous now. However, when you gather a lot of mischievous cousins in one house, things tend to get interesting. Snapdragon, also referred to as Flapdragon, was generally played on Christmas Eve. A bowl was filled with brandy, along with several raisins, and then set ablaze! The object of this game was to snatch a raisin from the inferno and eat it without injury. Sounds silly, I know, but in my story, there was a particular reason this game was incited in order to lure everyone to the bowl. The one who plucked out the most raisins would find their true love. That is definitely a worthy endeavor!
Nine Ladies Dancing
Nine bestselling authors present a collection of sweet Regency romances in a boxed set you won’t want to miss!
Teach Me Under the Mistletoe by Kay Springsteen
What's a girl to do when she's never been kissed, and the worldly man she wants regards her as a child?
How It All Began for the Baron by Tabetha Waite
Cassie can’t stand her brother’s best friend… really.
Love’s Refrain by Patricia Kiyono
Lady Laura Montgomery, acting as her stepsister's chaperone, takes solace in poetry and her love of music. Can they comfort her as she faces the man who stole her heart ten years ago?
Mistletoe Magic by Donna Hatch
Can the mistletoe work its magic and open Evelyn’s eyes to true love at the Christmas ball?
The Matchmakers by Ruth J. Hartman
Jessie Selkirk has a mission — to take care of every stray cat she finds. But when Baldwin Rutledge steps into her barn looking for a cat, she develops a whole new interest.
The Ruse by Felicia Rogers
Luke Andrews, Baron of Stockport, is in trouble. He needs a wealthy bride to secure future funds for his financially shaky estate, but the lovely lady who’s caught his eye doesn’t have two sticks to rub together — literally.
Heart of Delight by Jenna Jaxon
He’ll do anything to be her heart’s delight — except tell the truth.
Mischief on Albemarle by Vivian Roycroft
Miss Beryl Wentworth is silently, desperately in love with her childhood friend, Finian Fitzwilliam, who unfortunately still treats her as if willing to shove her into the nearest mud puddle... until a quite charming rake asks her for the first two dances at the Hanover Square assembly room.
The Respectable Charades by Sherry Gloag
No one could have predicted the chain of events triggered by Jenny's discovery of her fiance's body in his library… least of all her chance to find true love.
Award-winning author, Tabetha Waite, is included in this set, featuring a Ways of Love prequel novella. Find out what happened between Cassie and Gregory before "Why the Earl is After the Girl!"
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