Title: Twelve Days in December
Author: Michele Paige Holmes
Series: Hearthfire Romance
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: Dec 9, 2015
A Christmas Novella from the bestselling Hearthfire Romance series by Michele Paige Holmes:
Five months isn’t enough time to grieve the death of her husband and marry again, but when the unexpected opportunity to take her sister’s place as the bride of wealthy New York businessman, William Vancer, presents itself, twenty-four year-old Charlotte Holbrook agrees. Their marriage of convenience will provide a secure future for her son, while William will be able to claim the inheritance he needs to expand his company westward.
To begin their perfect and perfectly safe arrangement, William allots the last twelve days in December to become acquainted with his new family—a task more easily accomplished than he had imagined. For in Charlotte he finds a tender heart and companion, while stepping into the role of father to her son, brings William a great measure of joy as well. Before the twelve days have passed, he finds himself wishing their marriage of convenience could be something much more.
For Charlotte, every day with William is one of overwhelming gratitude, as he anticipates and provides for her needs, as well as the fondest desires of her heart. More than material comforts, William offers friendship as well, and a loving concern that Charlotte has gone too long without. Guilt ridden, she struggles with her growing attraction and wonders how she can ever remain loyal to her first husband, while allowing herself to love William as he deserves.
I love this Hearthfire series so much!!! I was thrilled to get to read Charlotte’s story, even if it is a short one. Michele is amazing at drawing me in to each character’s life. Charlotte and William each meet each other’s needs to so well. They are a perfect match, though they may never have found each other if it weren’t for their extenuating circumstance. I loved watching them face their fears and insecurities and find strength in each other.
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