By Stephanie Laurens

"**#1 *New York occasions* bestselling writer Stephanie Laurens returns to romantic Scotland to bring in a brand new iteration of Cynsters in a fascinating story of mistletoe, magic, and love.**

It’s December 1837, and the teenagers of the Cynster extended family have succeeded in having the kinfolk Christmas social gathering held at snow-bound Casphairn Manor, Richard and Catriona Cynster’s domestic. Led by means of Sebastian, Marquess of Earith, and by way of Lucilla, destiny girl of the Vale, and her dual brother, Marcus, the impending iteration has their very own plans for the vacation season.

Yet the place Cynsters assemble, love isn't a ways behind—the festive social gathering brings jointly Daniel Crosbie, educate to Lucifer Cynster’s sons, and Claire Meadows, widow and governess to Gabriel Cynster’s daughter. Daniel and Claire have met ahead of and the embers of an unforeseen ardour smolder among them, yet as soon as bitten, two times shy, Claire believes a moment marriage isn't in her stars. Daniel, notwithstanding, is decided to press his swimsuit. He’s noticeable the affection the Cynsters proportion, and Claire is the girl with whom he goals of sharing his existence. Assisted via a bevy of Cynsters—innate matchmakers each one—Daniel strives to cajole Claire that trusting him together with her hand and her center is her correct route to happiness.

Meanwhile, out using on Christmas Eve, the teenagers of the Cynster extended family reply to a plea for support. Summoned to a humble residing in ruggedly forested mountains, Lucilla is termed directly to aid with the tough delivery of a kid, whereas the others upward thrust to the problem of supporting her. With a violent hurricane last in and significantly constrained techniques, the subsequent iteration of Cynsters face their first collective test—can they store this mom and baby? And themselves, too?

Back on the manor, Claire is more and more interested in Daniel and regardless of her misgivings, opposed to the backdrop of the continuing festivities their dating deepens. but she is still torn—until disaster moves, and via winter’s mild, she learns that love—true love—is worthy any hazard, any expense.

A story brimming with all of the magical delights of a Scottish festive season.
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