Marian's Christmas Wish
By Carla Kelly
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Release Date: September 8, 2011
(Reissue of 1989 Signet Regency Romance)
The Wynswich family’s official year of mourning for Sir Bertram is drawing to a close as Christmas approaches, and Marian Wynswich knows that it may be her family’s last Christmas at Covenden Hall. She’s determined to make it the most joyous Christmas possible. But her older brother Percy is filled with despair over the debts his father has left, her younger brother Alistair has been expelled from Eton, and Ariadne, her beautiful older sister, is about to be betrothed to the toad of a suitor Percy has brought home, breaking Ari’s heart and the heart of the young vicar with whom she is in love.
Marian’s Christmas Wish is not a new Christmas book strictly speaking. It was first published in 1989, but it has been reissued as both in print and as an ebook for the 2011 Christmas season. Some of Kelly’s Christmas stories are also available. When I recommend Christmas reads, Carla Kelly is always high on my list. If you’ve never read a Carla Kelly book, Christmas is a great time to give yourself the gift of some of the best Regency romance ever. As for me, I’m counting the days--19-- until her collection of new Christmas stories is released.