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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,683 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Johanna Lindsey Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781423366478
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For the first time in her sheltered life, Larissa Ascot's wishes for a merry Christmas seem to be in peril. Her father is off to the Colonies on business, but is far overdue to be home. Thus Larissa is left to handle the rumors of her family's bankruptcy, panicked creditors pounding on her door, and eviction. On top of all that, she must now contend with her enigmatic would-be "benefactor," Vincent Everett, the Baron of Windsmoor. The charming and handsome rogue has offered to shelter Larissa, her little brother, and their few remaining servants in his home, and Larissa has no choice but to accept his proposal—unless she and her younger brother Thomas wish to wake up chin-deep in snow on Christmas morning.

The baron would be the first to admit that it is more than the Yuletide spirit of good will that has inspired his generosity. From the moment he first set eyes on the enchanting Miss Ascot, he was bewitched. And now that she has taken up residence in his home as well as in his heart, he aches with wanting her—a most unfortunate state of affairs, since the proud beauty obviously despises him.… And since Vincent had previously sworn to seek a righteous vengeance on Larissa's family.

But Christmas is a time for miracles, after all, when love, at the seasonal peak of its power, can triumph over adversity. The more the lovely lady resists Vincent's considerable attractions, the hotter her desire for him grows. And in these magical days, something truly wondrous could occur—as the spirit of forgiveness reaches down to touch two rivals…and shower Vincent and Larissa with precious gifts of tenderness and ecstasy unbound.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krishawna Stewart | 2/16/2014

    " Not my favorite Johanna Lindsey book but it was still an enjoyable read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 2/4/2014

    " Very good book, especially around the holidays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia Solla | 1/27/2014

    " I liked this historical novel. It's about a mistaken revenge motive about a brother trying to ruin a family who supposedly ruined his brother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy N | 1/18/2014

    " I enjoyed this novel as much as I do most of Johanna Lindsey's works. I like the historical novels with the setting in England. The plot seemed to move slower than some of her novels and had fewer characters, but by the first 100 pages I was enjoying it as much as always. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maria | 1/13/2014

    " I thought this flat, insipid, and a bit pointless. Larissa isn't very interesting at all, Lord whatever-his-name-is is a pretty detestable character, who suddenly becomes obsessed with a pretty face. I read it because I was too bored to do anything else. I'm actually glad I bothered. Now I know that I don't immediately like every book just because he and she 'fall in love' at the end. No. I can actually exercise JUDGEMENT within this genre! Fantastic! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sanaz Habibi | 1/12/2014

    " not so believable a plot and too much sap at the end:/ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 12/21/2013

    " I liked this book... not sure I would purchase it, but I did enjoy. 3 stars. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aishwarya | 12/17/2013

    " Uninspired. I will never understand the tradition of giving your male romantic lead a repulsive personality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy Rodriguez | 12/16/2013

    " I listened to the audiobook while I cleaned house. The narrator did a good job. It was a fast fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zignema | 11/7/2013

    " It was ok.for entertainment but not a good book shory enough the.leads were very.weak not likeable enough "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deanna | 7/15/2013

    " Melodrama mixed with romance novel without graphic sex. Schmaltzy, unrealistic dialogue, but a mildly intriguing plot line. Enough to finish the book, even though it was very predictable. Way too much "thinking" and verbose description. Just skip it. Not for kids at any rate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larissa | 5/13/2013

    " good, historical romance - forgiviness "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Truitti | 2/8/2013

    " cute romance set in England. It is a short book but an easy read. I like her writing style. just romance and hint of something more, but no graphic sex. woo hoo "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/22/2012

    " My girly choice to again compensate for suffering through Andrew Carnegie... ha ha... Even though you knew what would happen in the end, I still like reading them for quick, frivolous reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 11/6/2012

    " ok . average plot and characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iraida | 9/27/2012

    " Even though is short and sort of rushed in some places, this story is sweet and a very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 9/13/2012

    " This was just a sweet awwww read. The poor Baron was cold and alone until he met her... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 8/21/2012

    " Just another fun Christmas fluff book, read over break. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariah | 1/29/2012

    " Wonderful! Wonderful Book. Great Book for Chrsitmas! It was a little fast, I wish it was a little more drawn out. But overall it was Wonderful!, The Characters, just everything fit. I loved the Ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelbel | 1/19/2012

    " Couldn't stand the hero, couldn't get into it, will not finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 12/21/2011

    " Revenge on Vincents mind mind, and the ruination of the man who he believes caused the death of his brother, but the tables are turned when he meets Larissa and her brother, after evicting them from their home. And its His Cold Hard Heart that breaks.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Raquel | 6/24/2011

    " Creo que ahora no fue el momento para leer esta novela... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zignema | 5/12/2011

    " It was ok.for entertainment but not a good book shory enough the.leads were very.weak not likeable enough "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeri | 1/6/2011

    " I don't know if roque is the word I would have used to describe Vincent. Something much harsher comes to mind. I pored through it in one night so there wasn't much to dwell on. That and it was easy to see where everything was going. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/5/2011

    " Just another fun Christmas fluff book, read over break. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/30/2010

    " My girly choice to again compensate for suffering through Andrew Carnegie... ha ha... Even though you knew what would happen in the end, I still like reading them for quick, frivolous reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Truitti | 11/4/2010

    " cute romance set in England. It is a short book but an easy read. I like her writing style. just romance and hint of something more, but no graphic sex. woo hoo "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 7/13/2010

    " I listened to the audiobook while I cleaned house. The narrator did a good job. It was a fast fun read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aishwarya | 6/8/2010

    " Uninspired. I will never understand the tradition of giving your male romantic lead a repulsive personality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 3/23/2010

    " I liked this historical novel. It's about a mistaken revenge motive about a brother trying to ruin a family who supposedly ruined his brother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larissa | 2/26/2010

    " good, historical romance - forgiviness "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/27/2010

    " ok . average plot and characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/23/2009

    " I'm sorry this wasn't the kind of Christmas story I was expecting. It's a romance similar to the books by Marcia McClure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iraida | 1/5/2009

    " Even though is short and sort of rushed in some places, this story is sweet and a very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ana T. | 10/13/2008

    " ok but nothing special.
    "

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About the Author
Author Johanna Lindsey

Johanna Lindsey has been hailed as one of the most popular authors of romantic fiction, with more than sixty million copies of her novels sold. World renowned for her novels of “first-rate romance” (New York Daily News), she is the author of more than fifty national bestselling novels, including #1 New York Times bestsellers. She lives in New Hampshire with her family.

About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.