Cerise Deland
The Duke's Impetuous Darling

The Duke’s Impetuous Darling

Christmas Belles, Book 3
W. J. Power • October 29, 2018

The Countess of Marsden invites you to her house party! Seven nights and days of frolic, gossip, dancing…and match-making for her three nieces.
Sad, isn’t it, that none of the Craymore sisters wishes to wed?
Exciting, isn’t it, that three war heroes arrive who know precisely what they want for Christmas?
Wonderful, isn’t it, that each might gain the most precious Christmas gift of all?

She’ll never wed so she catches crooks instead!

Belinda Craymore, shamed by her father’s irresponsible behavior, believes herself unworthy of marrying the one man she’s always loved. While he is off to war, she seeks to improve her family’s reputation and earn a reward for it, too. She’s caught smugglers hauling contraband up the coast. For her sleuthing, she can earn hundreds of pounds…if and when officials catch the culprits. She hopes they do soon…before those crooks come after her!

Horribly wounded, this war hero wants only two gifts this Christmas. Peace. And the love of his life.

Lost on the battlefield, Captain Alastair Demerest suffers loss of memory. Except for the one woman whose name he calls. Recovered some of his faculties, he returns home with his friend to claim the one woman whom he knows waits for him. She’s adventurous, impetuous and he has no wish to tame her. Only marry her. Yet she refuses.
Can he help her regain her pride? Or will she condemn them both to live a life without each other?

Part of the FIVE LORDS FOR CHRISTMAS box set

About the Series

Christmas Belles

The Countess of Marsden invites you to her house party!
Seven nights and days of frolic, gossip, dancing…and match-making for her three nieces.

Sad, isn’t it, that none of the Craymore sisters wishes to wed?

Exciting, isn’t it, that three war heroes arrive who know precisely what they want for Christmas?

Wonderful, isn’t it, that each might gain the most precious Christmas gift of all?

The Christmas Belles Series — All three books are available October 29, 2018:
THE EARL’S WAGERED BRIDE, Book 1
THE VISCOUNT’S ONLY LOVE, Book 2
THE DUKE’S IMPETUOUS DARLING, Book 3

Christmas Belles