Three Regency tales of festive wishes come true…


Captain Grey had been fighting malarial fever in Savannah when he met Theodora Winnings. He proposed by letter – but it’s taken ten years to receive her reply. The answer was ‘yes’! – but is she still free to become his Christmas bride?


Faith Strickland’s plan to marry to save her family backfires when notorious rake James Foley sets out to break her unhappy engagement. He’ll storm her twelfth night celebrations and scorch her into surrender!


Lonely Diana Fleming knows handsome knights don’t really exist. But can a festive kiss from the man she loves reawaken her frozen heart?

Three highly romantic and Christmassy stories from three great romance authors, each one is as different from the other’s and yet brought together in this anthology they become entwined and complement each other. Just as with the authors themselves, each author’s own unique writing style is obvious as you read from one story to the next they don’t over whelm each other, they complement each other beautifully.

In this anthology we have the best character’s, all need some Christmas cheer and season good spirits and that is exactly what they find in each of these stories.

Captain Grey’s Christmas Proposal by Carla Kelly

I love the start of this how James and Teddy start telling their love story to their children. While seriously ill while in Savannah James falls madly in love with Theodora, being so far from home and on his death bed he does the only thing that a man in love can do; he proposes to her by letter. Ten years later after being James is wounded again while doing his duty, he can’t seem to get beautiful spirited Teddy out of his head, especially after all these years he finally receives her reply to his question that he asked her. With her yes clutched in his hand he sets sail to America to find the woman who stole his heart, with a prayer that she is still able to marry him, as he fears that he may have lost her after so many years apart.

Will James make it to America and claim the bride that should have been his ten years ago?

Her Christmas Temptation by Christine Merrill

Faith needs to marry, and she needs to marry well other wise her family will be ruined she must make a good match and fast. But her well laid plans till back fire on her the minute she meets James, the most notorious rake in London, he may be charming and too handsome for his own good, but Faith knows that he is not the marrying kind and the thing that he wants from her she cannot give without ruining herself. So, James takes matters into his own hands and goes out to get what he wants, he always gets what he wants and he wants Faith.

Will she give in to his rakish charm?

Awakening His Sleeping Beauty by Janice Preston

Diana is a woman who is so lonely and down-trodden by her demanding and selfish mother, she has lost all sense of who she is until the man who is to one day take on her father’s title and who she has loved since she was a child turns up for Christmas brining with him chaos and happiness. Arron turns her life upside down and he pulls her from her dream like state and makes her believe that she can be happy, and she isn’t the little mouse that every thinks her to be and for the first time in since the death of her brother Diana genuinely looks forward to festive season, Arron awakens her dormant love of the season.

But can he thaw her completely and make her believe in Christmas – and herself again?

Each story is beautifully crafted, they are fun, enchanting and Christmassy to the core. After reading Regency Christmas Wishes you closed the last page with a real, happy buzz, you get a real lovely message of how love can conquer all no matter what stands in our way.

This is such a feel good seasonal read and very recommended!

Regency Christmas Wishes is available now and can be found at Amazon.

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