Release day: Mistletoe and the Major
Today is the official release of Mistletoe and the Major by Anna Campbell (available in the boxed set Under the Kissing Bough, ebook, Dragonblade Publishing). Here’s the blurb:
The Major is home from the wars at last…
Edmund Black, Major Lord Canforth, has devoted eight tumultuous years to fighting Napoleon. Finally Europe is at peace, and he can retire to his estates and the lovely, delicate wife he hasn’t seen since their brief, unhappy honeymoon. The innocent girl he loved from the first moment he saw her, but who shied away from him on their wedding night.
Canforth finds himself enchanted all over again, when the beautiful woman who greets him at Otway Hall on Christmas Eve has changed beyond all recognition. This new version of his beloved countess is strong, outspoken, and independent, and she’s willing to stand up for what she wants. The question is—does she want the husband who returns to her arms more as a stranger than a spouse?
Now the real battle begins.
Felicity, Lady Canforth, has had eight long years to regret that she sent the man she loves from a cold marriage bed to face brutal combat, danger and hardship. The only child of elderly parents, Felicity came to her husband innocent and ignorant, and unable to conceal her shock at the sensual power of the earl’s caresses.
Now fate has granted Felicity a second chance to win her husband’s heart—and this time, nothing is going to keep her from claiming victory over the famous war hero. This Christmas, she’ll deploy every ounce of courage, purpose and passion to seize the life and the love she’s longed for ever since Canforth left her to serve his country. Whatever it costs, whatever it takes, she’s going to lure her dashing husband back into her bed—and make sure he knows that he’s the only man she wants beside her for all time.
After years of yearning and separation, will a Christmas miracle heal the wounds of the past and offer the earl and his bride a future bright with love?
Anna dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
I love a reunion story. I hope you do, too. And what better time of the year for a fresh start and healing old wounds than Christmas? In 1815, Lord Canforth, my hero in Mistletoe and the Major, comes back from eight years of war to his estates, and a wife who isn’t far off being a stranger. He and Felicity had a short fortnight’s honeymoon—and not a very satisfactory one!—just before he was called back to his regiment to fight Napoleon. But now peace has been declared in Europe, and he desperately hopes that peace can be declared with the bride he fell in love with at first sight all those years ago. This heart-warming Christmas story is one of 15 novellas that form Under the Kissing Bough, a multi-author, multi-genre anthology out today for a bargain price. Just in time for all that lovely summer holiday reading here in Australia!