A Regency Christmas

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Signet, Nov 1, 1998 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Make the season bright with these original stories of Christmas love, written by five award-winning Regency authors -- Elisabeth Fairchild, Carla Kelly, Allison Lane, Edith Layton, and Barbara Metzger. Heartwarming, celebratory, and romantic, each delightful story captures the essence of the Yuletide spirit -- its loving goodwill and sharing, its pageantry and promise. This festive collection brims with holiday joy, and makes the perfect gift for friends and lovers.

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I really liked most of these stories and it has been a keeper but I just have to get rid of some of my books before we move. Read full review

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Loved these stories but I just have to get rid of some of my old keepers. Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Fairchild, winner of the Romantic Times Best Regency Novel Award. She has a degree in advertising from North Texas State Uniersity, she worked ten years in advertising before turning to writing full-time.

Carla Kelly started writing Regencies because of her interest in the Napoleonic Wars. She specializes in writing about warfare at sea and the ordinary people of the British Isles who were, let's face it, far more numerous than lords and ladies! In her spare time she likes to cook, crochet, read British crime fiction and history books, and is never happier than talking about the fur trade or Indian Wars - her other favourite interest.

Lane earned degrees in mathematics and computer science from the University of Illinois then spent several years in software design before building a new career teaching piano. She is winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award.

Metzger is winner of a Reviewers' Choice Award and a National Readers' Choice Award.

Mary Balogh was born in Swansea, Wales, on March 24, 1944. She received a B.A. with honors from the University of Wales in 1965. From 1967 to 1988 she taught high school English in Saskatchewan, Canada, becoming principal of her school in 1982. In 1985, her first novel, A Masked Deception, was published and she won the Romantic Times Award for best new Regency writer. Since then, she has written more than 60 novels and has received a lifetime achievement award for her work in the genre of historical romance. Her works include The Wood Nymph (1986), Christmas Promise (1992), The Plumed Bonnet (1996), Famous Heroine (1996). Simply Magic (2007), Simply Perfect (2008), and A Matter of Class (2009).

Edith Layton loved to write. She wrote articles and opinion pieces for the "New York Times" and "Newsday", as well as for local papers, and freelanced writing publicity before she began writing novels.

"Publisher's Weekly" called her "one of romance's most gifted authors." She received many awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the "Romantic Times", and excellent reviews and commendations from "Library Journal", "Romance Readers Anonymous", and Romance Writers of America. She also wrote historical novels under the name Edith Felber.

Mother of three grown children, she lived on Long Island with her devoted dog, Miss Daisy; her half feral parakeet, Little Richard; and various nameless pond fish in the fishness protection program.

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