A Christmas Bride: Christmas Beau

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Dell, 1991 - Fiction - 511 pages
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In a pair of classic Regency-era Christmas romance novels fromNew York Timesbestselling author Mary Balogh, the holidays herald the greatest gift of all: unexpected, all-consuming love.
 
A CHRISTMAS BRIDE
The very wealthy Edgar Downes has promised his aging father to finally take a bride—specifically, to wed a titled lady by Christmas. London is full of pretty, proper, and eligible misses, but it’s the widow Helena, Lady Stapleton, in a shocking red dress, who captures Edgar’s attention. Helena is intrigued by the seductive stranger—but he’s simply not in her class. Marriage, of course, would never do. But in a season of miracles, something wondrous is about to happen.
 
CHRISTMAS BEAU
Not even the warm, forgiving Christmas spirit can stop the Marquess of Denbigh from settling his score with Judith Easton: The beautiful young widow injured Denbigh’s pride years ago by jilting him for another man. Now that Judith is free from a nightmare marriage, the handsome marquess has her in his sights—and wants her in his arms. But to trust the tender words on his lips, Judith must not only see past the hardness of his heart, but learn once again to trust her own heart’s desire.
  

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Review: A Christmas Bride / Christmas Beau (Stapleton-Downes Xmas)

User Review  - Susannah Carleton - Goodreads

3 1/2 stars. As much as I like Ms. Balogh's Christmas stories, The Christmas Bride is one I've never particularly enjoyed because the heroine seems so cold and manipulative. Christmas Beau, on the ... Read full review

Review: A Christmas Bride / Christmas Beau (Stapleton-Downes Xmas)

User Review  - Gail - Goodreads

I rated these books individually and wanted to mark the edition I actually read, so I don't wind up buying it again. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
18
Section 3
31
Section 4
45
Section 5
59
Section 6
74
Section 7
87
Section 8
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
308
Section 24
324
Section 25
341
Section 26
355
Section 27
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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About the author (1991)

Mary Balogh is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including the acclaimed Slightly and Simply novels, the Mistress novels, and the five titles in her Huxtable series: First Comes Marriage, Then Comes Seduction, At Last Comes Love, Seducing an Angel, and A Secret Affair. A former teacher, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.

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