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Know the Hero from Christmas Hope by Caroline Warfield @carowarfield #RLFblog #historicalromance #WWICaroline Warfield, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

Christmas Hope by Caroline Warfield

Genre Historical Romance: Twentieth Century

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

After two years at the mercy of the Canadian Expeditionary force and the German war machine, Harry ran out of metaphors for death, synonyms for brown, and images of darkness. When he encounters color among the floating gardens of Amiens and life in the form a widow and her little son, hope ensnares him. Through three more long years of war and its aftermath, the hope she brings keeps Harry alive. Rosemarie Legrand’s husband left her a tiny son, no money, and a savaged reputation when he died. She struggles to simply feed the boy and has little to offer a lonely soldier, but Harry’s devotion lifts her up. The war demands all her strength and resilience, but the hope of peace and the promise of Harry’s love keep her going.

In the confusion at war’s end, will their love be enough?

Know the Hero from Christmas Hope

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?

War has been described as long periods of boredom interspersed with intense excitement. Harry’s a reader, when he can find books that is his preferred escape, but it is hard when they rotate into the trenches. He used to write poetry but the war kicked it out of him.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He has no access to shopping, generally, but he has made friends with the fellows in the mess tent. Beans are the least disgusting army food. When he gets leave he looks for wine.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Anything but khaki, but he’s worn nothing else for two years when the book starts. He longs for a good clean white shirt.

Does he know how to fix things?

He learned many skills on his grandfather’s farm so he can fix a tractor—or truck—when needed. He cares for his rifle superlatively. He can repair Rosemarie’s barque as well. His delight in these things astounds his city-dwelling father who is grooming him for the law.

He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

Harry is attached to the Bible his grandmother sent with him if only because it reminds him of home and better times. When a soldier put it in the mud as mean joke, Harry took it down to the Somme to clean it. He ended up dropping it in the river and had to chase it almost all the way to Amiens. (Luckily he had leave.) It is how he met Rosemarie so his accident turned into a blessing.

How does he act around children he doesn’t know?

Harry loves kids. He developed rapport with Rosemarie’s little Marcel, age two, almost immediately. Marcel hero worships him.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Silent and brooding. He wants coffee, the stronger the better.

How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?

Before the war he was at university in Ottawa. His father has ambitions for Harry and made sure his training in social niceties was perfect. His manners are excellent.

Valet or takes care of himself?

He is laughing hysterically over this. Even home in Calgary he had no personal servant, but in France? In the trenches?

Necktie/cravat or open shirt?

Neither. Army issue, buttoned to the neck, high collar, no tie.

Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?

Buttoned. Off duty, when private, he prefers them rolled up. When he can get to Rosemarie’s cottage, he relaxes.

Powdered wig or natural hair?

Natural Hair

Carriage or horseback?

He has access to neither. He walks, begs rides on the back of a wagon. When he can, he travels by boat down the Somme.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Christmas Hope

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VXXRXTR/
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VXXRXTR/
Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07VXXRXTR/
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Award winning author Caroline Warfield has been many things: traveler, librarian, poet, raiser of children, bird watcher, Internet and Web services manager, conference speaker, indexer, tech writer, genealogist—even a nun. She reckons she is on at least her third act, happily working in an office surrounded by windows where she lets her characters lead her to adventures in England and the far-flung corners of the British Empire. She nudges them to explore the riskiest territory of all, the human heart.
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The Unexpected Wife by Caroline Warfield @carowarfield #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog It’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is The Unexpected Wife by Caroline Warfield. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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The Unexpected Wife by Caroline Warfield

Charles Wheatly, Duke of Murnane, accepts an unofficial fact-finding mission to the East India Company’s enclave in Canton, China, on behalf of the queen. He anticipates intrigue, international tensions, and an outlet for his grief over the death of his young son. He isn’t entirely surprised when he also encounters the troublesome offspring of his mentor, the Duke of Sudbury, but the profound love he discovers for the determined young woman is unforeseen and untimely. Charles certainly doesn’t expect to also face his troubled marriage in such an exotic locale. The appearance of his estranged wife in the company of their enemy throws the entire enterprise into conflict, and tensions boil over when the woman he loves is put at risk by his wife’s scheming—and the beginnings of the First Opium War.
Zambak Hayden seethes with frustration. A woman her age has occupied the throne for over a year, yet the Duke of Sudbury’s line of succession still passes over her—his eldest—to land on a son with neither spine nor character. She follows her brother, the East India Company’s newest and least competent clerk, to Macau to protect him and to safeguard the family honor—if she also escapes the gossip and intrigues of London and the marriage mart, so much the better. She has no intention of being forced into some sort of dynastic marriage, and she may just refuse to marry at all. The greed and corruption she finds horrifies her, especially when her brother succumbs to the lure of opium. She determines to document the truth. When an old family friend arrives, she assumes her father sent him. She isn’t about to bend to his dictates nor give up her quest. Her traitorous heart, however, can’t stop yearning for a man she can’t have.
As an epic historical drama unfolds around them, both Charles and Zambak must come to terms with a love that neither expected.
BOOK 3: Children of Empire
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Lightwave: Nexus Station by AM ScottLightwave: Nexus Station by AM Scott #FreeBookFriday #Read

Katryn of Cygnus knocks Tyron Phazeer off his feet, literally and figuratively. She’s got the net security skills Lightwave Fold Transport desperately needs, she’s killer in a fight, and as a bonus, she’s beautiful. She’s perfect, for Lightwave, and for him.
Katryn’s been burned more than once by handsome, attentive men—is Tyron too good to be true? And does she really want to work and live on a spaceship?
When a mercenary troop chases Katryn through a space station, she escapes into the hidden, cramped corridors reserved for station maintenance personnel. Tyron knows those passages are controlled by the shady group Nexus Below, and now, Katryn’s got trouble above and below. Can Tyron rescue Katryn from her enemies? Can Katryn learn to trust Tyron? Find out in Lightwave: Nexus Station!
Lightwave: Nexus Station is a standalone prequel in the Folding Space Series Universe, for Scott Space subscribers only!
Lightwave: Lost, Folding Space Series 4.0 is live February 21st, 2019! Get your copy today!
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For Women Only by Kayelle AllenFor Women Only by Kayelle Allen #FreeBookFriday #Read #SciFi

To save his brother, Khyff must seduce a powerful alien ambassador. A relationship with a human will derail her career and destroy her, so it’s vital he keep Mehfawni enthralled and occupied, too busy for affairs of state. Though he hates her people, Khyff finds her noble, attentive, and gentle. When he begins to like her, he must guard his heart, for if he fails in his mission, it means his brother’s life. The problem is, he never expected one of her kind to have such honor. He didn’t expect to trust her. And he didn’t expect to fall in love…
Enjoy a Science Fiction Romance from the sweeter side of the galaxy.
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Vortex by Kimberly PackardVortex by Kimberly Packard #FreeBookFriday #Read

Constant spinning, round and round and round, temperatures rise and fall from stifling heat to chilling cold, emotions run high in anticipation of what will happen next… there’s a fine line between surviving a tornado and falling in love.
A close encounter with a tornado, during the final months of her doctoral studies, jogs a lost memory to the surface. Desperate to relive the vision and find answers, storm chaser Elaina Adams continually puts her safety at risk by placing herself in the path of dangerous storms.
When betrayal strikes, Elaina is forced to pair up with Robert Tucker. “Tuck” owns a storm chasing tour group and only cares about two things: chasing tornadoes and making his next buck.
Seth Maddux was climbing his way to the top as the star meteorologist for the Forecast channel, but an embarrassing outburst on camera sent his career on a downward spiral. Hoping to reignite his career with a promising field assignment, he meets Elaina and a different kind of flame sparks.
Family secrets surface and passions explode in this twister of a tale.
Vortex is a story of family, love, identity and determination set against the thrilling backdrop of Tornado Alley.
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The Witch of the Prophecy by Victoria JayneThe Witch of the Prophecy by Victoria Jayne #Read #KindleUnlimited

The vampire whose heart beats for a witch that belongs to a wolf shall save us all. He shall take his throne and rule over all kinds. If not, the vampire who belongs to the witch will end all kinds.
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It’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is Bringer of Chaos by Kayelle Allen. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

Immortal Council member Pietas, leader of the Ultra race, wants nothing to do with faithless, lying humans. After discovering humans captured and tortured his people, Pietas declares war. To him, humans deserve nothing more than conquest and elimination. They possess no honor. They lie, cheat, and sign faithless treaties. He washes his hands of them.
Following centuries of battle, Pietas learns with dismay that the Ultra High Council has agreed to peace talks. He suspects a trap, but grudgingly complies. Upon arrival at the site, his worst fears are realized. Cornered, out of options and with his beloved mother’s immortality at stake, Pietas surrenders.
Now a captive of the people he loathes, Pietas is left for dead on the planet Sempervia. He can’t survive on his own. Six, a human soldier abandoned with him, offers food and water. Is this man worthy of friendship? Or is this another trap?
Either way, Pietas must do the one thing he detests. Trust a human…
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The Reluctant Wife (Children of Empire 2) by Caroline WarfieldThe Reluctant Wife by Caroline Warfield #FreeBookFriday #Read

Captain Fred Wheatly’s comfortable life on the fringes of Bengal comes crashing down around him when his mistress dies, leaving him with two children he never expected to have to raise. When he chooses justice over army regulations, he’s forced to resign his position, leaving him with no way to support his unexpected family. He’s already had enough failures in his life. The last thing he needs is an attractive, interfering woman bedeviling his steps, reminding him of his duties.
All widowed Clare Armbruster needs is her brother’s signature on a legal document to be free of her past. After a failed marriage, and still mourning the loss of a child, she’s had it up to her ears with the great lout of a captain who can’t figure out what to do with his daughters and the assumptions she doesn’t know how to take care of herself and what she needs is a husband. If only the frightened little girls didn’t need her help so badly.
Clare has made mistakes in the past. Can she trust Fred now? Can she trust herself? Captain Wheatly doesn’t need his aristocratic family; they’ve certainly never needed him. But with no more military career and two half-caste daughters to support, Fred must turn once more—as a failure—to the family he failed so often in the past. Can two hearts rise above past failures to forge a future together?
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Charon’s Dilemma by Eloreen MoonCharon's Dilemma by Eloreen Moon #FreeBookFriday #Read

Crown Prince Charon of the Hoomun nation on the planet Prenides has a problem. it’s almost time for him to marry but no one has caught his interest. Charon is not romantically interested in male or females, but he prefers males. In order to prevent war, he will do his duty and accept an arranged marriage. It got complicated when he meets someone the night before he is to marry his intended, and he’s never met him. It’s an archaic rule but what he has to live by for the moment.
Crown Prince Reddington of the Gryphun nation was glad that a more permanent cease fire was about to be finalized. He had been involved in the war between the Hoomuns and the Gryphuns for decades. He was tired and ready for a partnership. He meets his intended their fathers have contracted to keep the peace as his other half. He may have just found his mate who may be more than he seems.
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My Mr Manny by Jennifer GarciaMy Mr Manny by Jennifer Garcia #FreeBookFriday #Read

After getting swept up in nostalgia and losing herself in a quickly progressing romance, her fantasy falls apart. She is left to raise her precious little girl, Lucia, on her own. The demands of Mia’s work schedule and Lucia’s needs increase, and their lives become increasingly hectic. It is soon clear to Mia that she needs help. Luckily, her life-saving cousin saves the day and brings the mother and daughter a male nanny – their new “manny.”
After losing his high-pressure job on Wall Street, Dominic Roberts wants to follow his dreams to have a family. He’s already one fiancée down, and there are no likely prospects for another. In order to find the family he so desperately wants, he finds himself getting into the manny business. Since he is fully qualified to provide childcare and is eager to leave New York City behind, his sister-in-law is able to land him a job in California working for his first client – the beautiful and intriguing Mia Balducci.
Will Lucia like the new man in her mother’s life? Will Mia? And will this new trio discover the happily ever after they all so desperately seek?
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The Mystery at Falconbridge Hall by Maggi AndersonThe Mystery at Falconbridge Hall by Maggi Anderson #FreeBookFriday #Read

What lies beneath the ordered world of Falconbridge Hall?
Vanessa Ashley considered herself qualified for a position as governess, until offered the position at Falconbridge Hall. Left penniless after the deaths of her artist father and suffragette mother, Vanessa draws on her knowledge of art, politics, and history to gain employment as a governess. She discovers that Julian, Lord Falconbridge, requires a governess for his ten-year-old daughter Blyth at Falconbridge Hall, a huge rambling mansion in the countryside outside London. Lord Falconbridge is a scientist and dedicated lepidopterist who is about to embark on an expedition to the Amazon in search of exotic butterflies.
An enigmatic man, he takes a keen interest in his daughter’s education, but Vanessa fears that he may disapprove of her modern methods. As she prepares her young charge to enter into the modern world, Vanessa finds the girl detached and aloof. As Vanessa learns more about Falconbridge Hall, more questions arise. Why doesn’t Blythe feel safe in her own home? Why is the death of her mother, once famed society beauty Clara, never spoken of? And why did the former governess leave so suddenly without giving notice?
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Taken as Theirs by Kryssie FortuneTaken as Theirs by Kryssie Fortune #FreeBookFriday #Read

As a breeder–one of the few fertile women left in a ruined, plague-ravaged world–Cassie would fetch a handsome price at auction, and selling her to the highest bidder was exactly what her captors had in mind… until two fearsome beasts decided to take her for themselves.
Eli and Dane have chosen Cassie for their mate, and when she makes a foolish attempt at escape she quickly ends up tearfully promising obedience as her bare bottom is soundly and shamefully punished. Her body’s response to their stern dominance cannot be denied, however, and it isn’t long before she is screaming out her intense, helpless pleasure as she is roughly and thoroughly claimed. But will Eli and Dane’s pack accept a human girl or will Cassie be an outsider forever?
Publisher’s Note: Taken as Theirs includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
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Bringer of Chaos by Kayelle Allen #FreeBookFriday #ReadIt’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is

Bringer of Chaos by Kayelle Allen. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Welcome to FreeBook Friday

Each week, you’ll find free books to download and read. Some are straight up giveaways, some Kindle Unlimited, others are Kindle Select, and some are free with newsletter sign up. Always a mix of genres and heat levels. These free deals may be limited in time, so please be sure to check prices before clicking the final buy button.

When you sign up for a newsletter, you are signing up ONLY for that author’s newsletter, not a list of authors who will all then email you. You can unsubscribe at any time, however, please do not mark these emails as spam. When you sign up, you give your permission for the author to email you. Thank you, and enjoy the books!

Bringer of Chaos by Kayelle Allen

Immortal Council member Pietas, leader of the Ultra race, wants nothing to do with faithless, lying humans. After discovering humans captured and tortured his people, Pietas declares war. To him, humans deserve nothing more than conquest and elimination. They possess no honor. They lie, cheat, and sign faithless treaties. He washes his hands of them.
Following centuries of battle, Pietas learns with dismay that the Ultra High Council has agreed to peace talks. He suspects a trap, but grudgingly complies. Upon arrival at the site, his worst fears are realized. Cornered, out of options and with his beloved mother’s immortality at stake, Pietas surrenders.
Now a captive of the people he loathes, Pietas is left for dead on the planet Sempervia. He can’t survive on his own. Six, a human soldier abandoned with him, offers food and water. Is this man worthy of friendship? Or is this another trap?
Either way, Pietas must do the one thing he detests. Trust a human…
Download your free book: https://books2read.com/u/4DovO7
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Fox Trouble by Andrea CooperFox Trouble by Andrea Cooper #FreeBookFriday #Read

Can’t catch me…I’m the Gingerbread Girl
In the small town of Onyx Springs, Jennifer’s gingerbread confectionery is a hot commodity. Too bad her love life isn’t exactly burning up, thanks to every guy she falls for turning out to be a douche. Instead of dating, she’s focusing on her business.
Chad Taylor has a secret. As the only silver fox shifter and leader of his clan, he needs to find a safe haven for himself and his people. Trouble is, the spot he feels most connected to lies underneath a bakery owned by a stubborn, ginger-haired woman who won’t sell no matter what he offers. Well, there are more ways to win a lady’s heart and he’s had years of practice. First, he just has to figure out what will make her yield to his charms.
Will Jennifer be able to outfox the fox or will he gobble up her heart?
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The Renegade Wife by Caroline Warfield

The Renegade Wife by Caroline Warfield #FreeBookFriday #ReadTwo hearts betrayed by love…
Desperate and afraid, Meggy Blair will do whatever it takes to protect her children. She’d hoped to find sanctuary from her abusive husband with her Ojibwa grandmother, but can’t locate her. When her children fall ill, she finds shelter in an isolated cabin in Upper Canada. But when the owner unexpectedly returns, he’s furious to find squatters disrupting his self-imposed solitude.
Reclusive businessman Rand Wheatly had good reason to put an ocean between himself and the family that deceived him. He just wants the intrusive woman gone, but it isn’t long before Meggy and the children start breaking down the defensive walls he’s built. But their fragile interlude is shattered when Meggy’s husband appears to claim his children, threatening to have Rand jailed.
The only way for Meggy to protect Rand is to leave him. But when her husband takes her and the children to England, Meggy discovers he’s far more than an abuser; what he’s involved in endangers all their lives. To rescue the woman who has stolen his heart, Rand must follow her and do what he swore he’d never do: reconcile with his aristocratic family and finally uncover the truth behind all the lies. But time is running out for them all.

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Imagine the Kiss by Laura Haley-McNeil

Imagine the Kiss by Laura Haley-McNeil #FreeBookFriday #ReadHer marriage in ruins, violinist Teagan Whitloch Munroe escapes to the Crystal Creek Ranch. She practices in the woods, but she isn’t alone.
Now maimed, famous architect Phineas St. Cyr protects the world from his disfigurement by sequestering himself in the woods on the Crystal Creek Ranch. When he hears the intoxicating strains from Teagan’s violin, he yearns to know the woman who creates such beauty.
Teagan finds sanctuary in her friendship with Phin, but soon realizes he’s hiding more than his scars. She and Phin are caught in a web of deceit by someone who will reveal Phin’s secrets. His exposed past endangers Teagan, but he can’t walk away. This time he must face the enemy determined to defeat him. He’ll fight to the finish to protect the woman he can never love. No price is too high to keep buried the secret that will mark Teagan for destruction.
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If Tomorrow Never Comes by Lisa Chalmers

If Tomorrow Never Comes by Lisa Chalmers #FreeBookFriday #ReadHow hard would you fight for the one you love?
Josh Collins has the perfect life—a beautiful girlfriend and a baby on the way, until an accident takes his life.
Avery Rhodes’ world imploded the moment she lost Josh. Her life and future unravelled in an instant. Alone and pregnant, she finds herself facing an unimaginable, turbulent and painful new reality.
With his newfound guide Gabriel, Josh is witness to the unintended consequences of his death, until he can’t take it anymore. He has to fight for everything and everyone he loves.
Together, Josh and Avery are forced to learn what happens If Tomorrow Never Comes.
5* reviews for If Tomorrow Never Comes:
“Chalmers has written an amazingly beautiful, but heartbreaking book. But if you can get past the tears, this book has a wonderful message I think.” Shasta @ Swoon Worthy Books
“If Tomorrow Never Comes is by far the best ugly cry book I have ever read! This incredible love story has ripped my heart out and has left me a massive pile of crying goo. Oh yes, it is THAT GOOD!”
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Snowed In by Shannon Nemechek @srnemoauthor #ChristmasRomance #Books It’s #ChristmasRomance Saturday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is Snowed In by Shannon Nemechek. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Welcome to Christmas Romance Saturday

Each week, you’ll find Christmas Romances to download and read. Take a peek at each one and check out their other books. Thank you, and enjoy the books!

Snowed In by Shannon Nemechek

I met her, the girl of my dreams. We shared a kiss, we fell in love…and then I was deployed.
Now I’m back, but I’m no longer the man I used to be. I’m injured, scarred, and chances are I might never fully recover.
My heart still belongs to her—Annabelle—but my love for her demands I let her go. She deserves more than a broken man’s love, more than what I can offer.
But now, as I stare at her beautiful face, the sight of her cracking my heart in two, I pray I can be strong enough not to succumb to temptation. Both of us need time alone with our thoughts, so we came to the one place that made us feel whole again.
Now we’re trapped in her family cabin, and I can’t help but wonder whether being snowed in with Annabelle is a wonderful mistake…or a disaster waiting to happen.

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Noble Holidays by Anthea Lawson

From Book 1: “A perfect Regency Christmas Story.” Miss Cecilia Fairfax dreads the upcoming holidays. Between caring for her elderly father and managing a household barely out of mourning, she has no time for the softer things in life.
Liam Barrett, the Earl of Tarrick, is certain he will not accept Marcus Fairfax’s invitation to spend Christmas at the Fairfax family’s estate – and the man’s tales of a family ghost have nothing to do with his decision.
Of all the blessings of the season, sometimes the most unexpected is love…
Heat level: Sweet
Originally published in the anthology Christmas Ghosts, A Countess for Christmas is a Regency-set short story of 13,000 words (approximately 50 pages).
“A sugary Christmas treat for those who love romance… Among the standouts, Anthea Lawson’s traditional Regency story, a Countess for Christmas.” – Publisher’s Weekly review of Christmas Ghosts anthology
NOTE: A Countess for Christmas is included in the new holiday anthology Noble Holidays, along with A Duke for Midwinter, A Prince for Yuletide, and A Nobleman’s Noel

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NGTCHNL/

The Southern Comfort Christmas by Barbara Lohr

A Christmas wedding becomes chaos for Harper and Cameron in this heartwarming romance, a sequel to Finding Southern Comfort. Mistletoe and magnolias turn to mayhem when Savannah meets Chicago. Families can’t agree about anything, from the venue to the menu. Harper’s heart sure isn’t in it. Her mother’s wedding gown isn’t the only thing that doesn’t fit. The impending celebration frustrates the Savannah couple as they’re swept into a frantic countdown to Christmas. When Cameron’s sidelined by a broken ankle, his little girl Bella reverts to bad habits. Only in each other’s arms can the bride and groom find comfort while around them the planning threatens to become a second Civil War.
Cameron’s family refuses to travel to the “frozen hinterlands,” and Harper’s glorious wedding day frays further. Frozen pipes and water damage cause a change in plans. But even when the ceremony is moved to Cameron’s Savannah mansion, his family might be a no-show.
Harper’s friend Julep suggests a solution and Cameron’s mama reluctantly agrees to handle the menu. When the dreaded chicken becomes jambalaya, hope is on the horizon. A trip to Bleubelle’s provides the dress of Harper’s dreams, and everything seems to finally be falling into place. But not quite … and that’s the fun of this continuing southern saga.

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Lady Charlotte’s Christmas Vigil by Caroline Warfield

Lady Charlotte dreams of the splendors of Rome. She convinced four lofty trustees to let her accompany her young brother on his Grand Tour. She defied her chaperone who decided the comforts of Baden with her bosom bow were preferable to Italy. She agreed to stop in Venice along the way, but Rome is within reach. At least it would be if her foolish brother hadn’t tried to imitate his idol, Lord Byron and swim the Grand Canal. Now he is ill with putrid fever and Charlotte’s dream is fading fast.
Fever is nothing new to Salvatore Caresini. He lost his wife to one and, as a physician, tries to keep his city well free of it. He isn’t about to let an independent young woman put herself at risk nursing the sick. When he brings her home to keep her out of trouble, she works her way into his household, the lives of his children, and his mother’s routines. Will she worm her way into his heart as well? If she does, what will happen to her dreams?
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The Christmas Proposal by Cheryl Wright

When a transfer to the tiny town of Winston Montana, presents itself, Noah Gleeson jumps on it. This is a chance to heal his broken heart and put tragedy behind him.
Then he meets Mandy Scott. The fiery redhead gets under his skin far too quickly, which should have set alarm bells ringing. Against his better judgement, he agrees to become Mandy’s pretend boyfriend for her family’s annual Christmas party. Mandy has never taken a date to the party, but this year will be different, purely to keep her parents off her back.
Can Noah continue to see Mandy without tearing apart his heart? And what will Mandy do when their pretense becomes reality?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HN3KJ32

A Reel Christmas in Romance by JJ DiBenedetto

Owner of the lone movie theater in Romance, Marianne Carter loves the old movies she shows on the big screen. She’s just struck up an email friendship with a newcomer to town. Unaware of his identity but feeling loyal to him, she fights her attraction to a handsome man she keeps bumping into around town.
Under a false identity, Jack Nelson comes to Romance to investigate the historic movie theater and decide if it should receive the status of a historical landmark. Little does he know the woman sending him charming emails is the same one who owns the theater.
While Marianne’s theater plays the old classic film The Shop Around the Corner, Marianne and Jack unknowingly play out the same story in real life. Will they figure it out in time to write their own happy ending?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HL6YYMP/

A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen

Alone at Christmas. What a sad thing! When your loved one will never be home for Christmas again, what do you do? In the sweet holiday romance, A Romance for Christmas, a widow with a small child answers a knock at her door late on Christmas Eve. When she answers, everything about her holiday — and her life — changes. Love, loss, and the spirit of giving — this book is what Christmas is all about…

Universal book link https://books2read.com/u/31MNPw

The Christmas Reunion by Lyncee Shillard

Five years ago, Joleigh Nelson turned her back on the only man she’d ever love to save her father and unborn son’s lives. Now that man may be the only one who can save her home, the New Forks animal reserve.
Spencer Thompkin has spent the last five years in an emotional wasteland. Unable to let anyone in after Joleigh disappeared without a word.
On a routine foreclosure of an animal reserve, he finds not only Joleigh but a son he never knew about.
Can he get over the feelings of betrayal and help Joleigh save her home – the animal reserve? Or will the heartless lawyer part of him prevail leaving Joleigh homeless and without her son?
A Christmas Reunion may not even be enough to save the animal reserve and restore their love.

Universal book link https://www.books2read.com/u/mVBJEM

Believe in My Heart by Maria K Alexander

Culinary arts student, Hope Mastriano, is down on her luck. Homeless on Thanksgiving Day, she’s caught trying to break into her cousin’s apartment by her sexy boss and lifelong secret crush.
Since getting dumped seven months ago, head chef Vinnie DiFrancesco has been in a frustrating holding pattern. He returns relaxed from a retreat, but his life is sent into a tailspin when he offers Hope, the event coordinator at his family’s trattoria, temporary housing.
With the trattoria’s traditional Italian Christmas Eve charity dinner slated to be featured on a local TV segment and things heating up in his apartment, the two must set aside their different visions to make the event a success. When a computer glitch threatens their plans, Hope proposes a risky solution. Vinnie must believe in Hope and his heart in order to secure the future of the restaurant and make it a Christmas to remember.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0764CJ24W

His Christmas Wish by Melissa McClone

Carly Bishop loved Christmas…until tragedy struck.
Distraught and grief-stricken over the deaths of her fiancé and brother, she left Hood Hamlet and her Christmas spirit behind, to start over somewhere new. But now, six years later, her family needs her. Carly returns home to face her past and give her niece and nephew the best Christmas ever.
Burdened with guilt, Jake Porter believes he could have saved his two friends on that fateful day and kept Carly from experiencing such a heart-wrenching loss. When she arrives in town, Jake wants to make amends so they can both finally move forward with their lives.
As Jake helps Carly experience the magic of Christmas so she’ll embrace the holiday again, will he also be able to open her heart to something else she’d given up on…love?

Amazon http://www.books2read.com/u/bQ91O0

The Santa Bargain by Robin Michaela

Santa’s gifts can be both nice…and naughty.
Coffeehouse entrepreneur, Maria Thompson, has sworn off men ever since her young son’s father walked out of their lives. But, when she literally runs into sexy carpenter, Joe Sinclair, she wonders if it’s time to rethink her plan.
Joe Sinclair doesn’t need or want romance or a family. He was raised in the foster care system and learned long ago not to get attached to anyone. Now, if he could just remember that, he could put the sensual owner of Copper River, Colorado’s new coffee shop out of his mind.
After Maria and Joe volunteer to work together on the town’s first Christmas festival, their attraction lights up brighter than a new a string of holiday lights. When Santa comes to town, will they finally find everything they’ve ever wished for under the tree?
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077996MP2.

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The Last Post (In Follow Your Star Home) by Caroline Warfield @carowarfield @bellesinblue #RLFblog #HistoricalRomanceCaroline Warfield, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

The Last Post (novella in Follow Your Star Home) by Caroline Warfield

Genre: Historical Holiday Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
France, 1919
Love for Rosemarie Legrand gave Harry the will to go on during the horror of trench warfare. Now, army orders trap him in a camp awaiting repatriation. A bout of the Spanish flu lays him even lower, but he is determined not to leave without her. He’ll desert if he has to.
Rosemarie waits for word on her cousin’s farm where she took refuge when war reached the outskirts of Amiens. She wrote to tell him. Has he forgotten her? When the slimmest of information arrives, she sets out to find him.
Can these two lovers reunite before it is too late? How can he marry her if he can’t find her?
Why did you write this book?
The Last Post is a sequel to “Roses in Picardy,” which was in last year’s anthology. “Roses” ended with them happy-for-now in December 1916 with the Great War still raging around Rosemarie’s little cottage near Amiens, and my readers demanded to know how it turned out.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I read historical anything: romance, mystery, non-fiction, literary fiction, children’s books…as long as it is historical, I’ll read it.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
One! Dorothy Dunnett’s Crawford of Lymond, Mary Balogh’s Duke of Bewcastle, Carla Kelly’s Able Six are some of them.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m writing another anthology novella, this one set in Bath and culminating in a Valentine’s Day Ball. The hero is a battered old sergeant with a heart of gold. I’m also scoping out the next book in my Children of Empire saga. This one may land in Egypt during a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
I’ll have the first of a new set of three stories for Children of Empire by mid year. I also plan to write the middle passages between Roses in Picardy and The Last Post, and release it as a full length novel.

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