Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Christmas/Winter Countdown Blitz: Miss Dashwood's Dilemma by Arabella Sheriton





Arabella Sheraton grew up on a diet of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and many other writers of that period. From Jane Austen to Georgette Heyer, Arabella has found both enjoyment and inspiration in sparkling, witty Regency novels. She also loves history and generally finds the past more fascinating than the future. Arabella wrote her first Regency romance to entertain her aged mom who loved the genre. Arabella is honoured to share the adventures of her heroes and heroines with readers.




In this delightful traditional Regency romance, Miss Diana Dashwood accepts an invitation to Lady Prescott's Christmas party at Camden House, in the countryside. But things do not go quite as she imagined. 

Through an unexpected event, she is forced to spend the night in a woodsman's hut with one of the guests. What a scandal! 

Of course, Sir Gareth Blakely must propose, and he does. Unfortunately, Miss Diana Dashwood has already been engaged to and broken off her engagement from Sir Gareth Blakely after a bitter quarrel. Is it likely she will bow to social pressure and accept his proposal, one made only to save her reputation, and if they marry, does their union stand a chance of survival?And what about the pretty heiress, Miss Jemima Plymstock, whom everyone thinks is the lady Sir Gareth had his eye upon? Headstrong and proud, Miss Diana Dashwood is caught in a dreadful dilemma. A must-read for Regency fans!


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Snippet:

Diana did not reply. She prayed that help was on its way. Would it come in time to prevent the marriage? She closed her eyes and tried to remain calm. Gareth’s face swam into her mind. His smile, his laugh, his witty, dry comments, his tastes which seemed so remarkably akin to hers—it could have all been so perfect. He pretended he did not know why she had broken their engagement, well, to be honest, had jilted him at the altar. Yet he had been so quick to announce their renewed engagement when they were discovered at the hut. He had not hesitated. Not a flicker of doubt. He seemed so confident about it as well. The fact he had brought the ring

with him remained a mystery. What man brought a ring to a Christmas party without planning to offer it to a lady? He did not seem disappointed he had not had the chance to offer it to Miss Plymstock. In fact, thinking more upon his relationship with the lady, Diana could see now that he had only been his usual courteous self. He had been polite and attentive to Miss Plymstock, but he had not singled her out for special attention. In fact, he had come straight to Diana upon her arrival and welcomed her.


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