By Jill Barnett
Simply in time for the Christmas season--four of romance's best-loved writers give a contribution undying, passionate tales created specially for this assortment! Bestselling authors Jill Barnett, Mary Jo Putney, Justine Dare, and Susan King set the pages on hearth with love, as those beautiful tales trap the real spirit of this detailed time of yr!
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Confused, he realized that she referred to the midnight tradition of first-foot. If only for the color of his hair, he would be welcome. He lowered the plaid that covered his head. "I am the dark-haired one," he answered. "Kenneth Fraser. " His legs felt strangely weak. He willed the sensation to pass. It did not. The girl opened the door, and Kenneth stepped across the threshold. He heard her speak faintly, as if from a distance. Then darkness gathered around him like a thundercloud. Chapter Three � ^ » He went down at her feet like a felled oak.
He looked around. Near the door, Catriona wound a thick plaid around her head and shoulders, over her gown and another plaid. Her hands were covered in heavy stockings. She picked up the cloth bundle that he had brought, opened the door quietly, and stepped outside. Frowning, he sat up and dressed, wrapping and belting his plaid over his leather doublet and long trews. Yanking on his deer-skin boots, he followed her outside. She rode her garron away from the yard, through deep drifts. Kenneth ran to the byre and saddled his own horse to follow Catriona.
Oats and candles are kind gifts, and brooches are pretty. " "Then take it without bloodshed," she said simply. He shook his head. " "I need only that. " He bowed his head in exasperation. He wanted to help her, but she would accept only what he could not give her. "Do it without blood, Kenneth," she said. "If you want to help me, find some way to take Kilernan. " He heard the pleading in her soft voice, and heard a tremble of fear there. He frowned, and grabbed up the brooch. Standing, he went to the door and yanked it open.
A Stockingful of Joy by Jill Barnett