"Oh, to win her husband's heart! Wouldn't that be a lovely adventure?"; and since "adventure" was practically Gracelynn Ferguson Percy's imaginary middle name, she was certainly well on her way . . . from America to England, as a matter of fact . . . where a grumpy dowager mother and a deteriorating estate might possibly play havoc with her sunny disposition. Never fear, she had Frederick! Her handsome, winsome, wounded warrior of a husband . . . whose kisses could coax out the sunshine on the cloudiest of days, and since Grace was very fond of those kisses, what could go wrong? Apparently, everything.
To render this novel as enjoyable would be a vast understatement; it's absolutely delightful from beginning to end with its abundance of banter and plentiful wit. Even when faced with insurmountable odds, Grace and Frederick rise to the occasion, conquering their newlywed spats with heartfelt apologies and more of those . . . amazing kisses, proving that God knew exactly what He was doing when the wrong bride met the right husband at the altar.
"How God could take two people's very different stories and combine them to create an entirely new tale was rather remarkable. Instead of his story or her story, it had become their story . . . "
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Will the magic of Christmas bring these two newlyweds closer together, or will the ghosts of the past lead them into a destructive discovery from which not even a Dickens’s Christmas can save them?
Mistletoe is beautiful and dangerous, much like the woman from Lord Frederick’s Percy’s past, so when he turns over a new leaf and arranges to marry for his estate, instead of his heart, he never expects the wrong bride to be the right choice. Gracelynn Ferguson never expected to take her elder sister’s place as a Christmas bride, but when she’s thrust into the choice, she will trust in her faithful novels and overactive imagination to help her not only win Frederick’s heart but also to solve the murder mystery of Havensbrook Hall before the ghosts from Frederick’s past ruin her fairytale future.