Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Posted by Dina N
New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp weaves a heartwarming tale, first in a thrilling new series, of Christmastime love, discovery, and scandal. . . .
When plain and proper Thea Bainbridge stumbles upon a baby in the manger of her church's nativity, she is understandably shocked. Discovering a brooch bearing the insignia of Gabriel, Lord Morecombe, hidden among the child's clothing, she is certain the dissolute rake is to blame. Incensed, Thea sets out to reproach the arrogant lord—only to find herself utterly swept away.
Gabriel is intrigued by the vivacity in Thea's flashing gray eyes when she accuses him of fathering the orphan, even as he adamantly maintains his innocence. The brooch is one he remembers all too well, however, and Gabriel is determined to find the mother of the missing child. As the mystery around the baby deepens, Gabriel is continually thrown together with Thea — and finds himself growing more entranced every day.
Even with whispers of winter scandal swirling around them, they cannot deny the longing in their hearts. A longing which promises the best gift of all: a shelter from the storm . . . in each other's arms.
A few months ago, I discovered Candace Camp thanks to her delightful historical romance, An Affair Without End. A Winter Scandal is her latest book and the first in a new series, Legend of St. Dwynwen. Ms. Camp did not disappoint. Her new novel is a wonderful read, smart and funny. There is passion, of course, but also an interesting plot with a nice intrigue that remains a mystery until the end. And check out the gorgeous cover. It matches the story very well.
I thoroughly enjoyed A Winter Scandal (Legend of St. Dwynwen) and highly recommend it to fans of historical romance. I am eagerly looking forward to the next book in the series.
A Winter Scandal is new this week from by Pocket Star, a division of Simon and Schuster.
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation has been obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the company or PR firm.