Presenting MARY’S CHRISTMAS KNIGHT, for those of us who go weak-kneed at the smell of hot cocoa, baking cookies, peppermint bonbons, and the most delicious chocolately baritone voice whispering in your ear.
Poor Mary Cavendish, she’s trying to trim down in time for the next London Season so she’ll attract her “knight on a white charger,” but all the lovely Christmas food is tempting her. She imagines the sugarplums call to her in little voices, Eat me! Eat me! Her corset is laced so tightly, it creaks. Embarrassing!
As a distraction, she volunteers practically everywhere, including the parish hospital. Enter a mysterious Christmas Eve patient, who proves to be none other than the famous Shakespearean actor Sir Wesley Samuel Darcy. Mary finds him arrogant, too forward… and maddeningly handsome.
When Mary learns Sir Wesley has been invited to spend Christmas with her family at Rougemont, she vows to resist the charming London rogue. But is he really all that bad? Sir Wesley seems to understand her like no one else, which Mary finds bewildering. Even Philip, her beloved brother, vouches for Sir Wesley’s character as a former mate in the Navy. But what about the horrid rumors circulating in London about him?
Wesley thinks finding the perfect present for Miss Cavendish will tempt her — she’s not as prim as she pretends to be. Mary turned down six proposals last Season, and she’s not about to give in to a rake. But if Mary can’t resist the sugarplums, how can she resist the dashing Sir Wesley?
Could a rogue be her knight in shining armor?