By Jill Barnett
Simply in time for the Christmas season--four of romance's best-loved writers give a contribution undying, passionate tales created in particular 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 genuine spirit of this precise time of 12 months!
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I recall that he mentioned a babe, whom he promised to protect. " He glanced at the other men. " A few of them nodded agreement. Callum turned to her. " Catriona sighed in relief, and gathered boldness in her next breath. "My uncle, Hugh MacDonald, holds Kilernan Castle. I am the Maid of Kilernan, my father's only heir. " She paused. " Callum stared at her. His kinsmen stared at her, too. From across the room, she sensed the gazes of the women as well. The laird cleared his throat. " "Take it," she said, "and give it into my keeping.
Seeing only fluttering snow and darkness, she wondered dismally if the view portended a cold, lonely year for her. Then she gasped. Through the small hole, something moved out in the falling snow. She narrowed her eyes, and saw a man and a horse coming slowly along the ridge of the hill. Lowering the cheese, staring in disbelief, she watched the horse advance with high, labored steps through the deep drifts. The man was enveloped in a thick plaid, unrecognizable through the darkness, though he was a tall, large man.
The snow rose brooch winked in the low light. She began to reach out, then closed her hand tightly. " "Take it, Catriona," he said. "Let it continue to serve as a token of the Frasers' goodwill. " She glanced at him. " She spoke firmly to hide the fact that she had always treasured the brooch, and stood. "You keep it. " She snatched up her plaid and spread it on the floor like a pallet. " he asked. "I will sleep here," she said as she sat on the plaid and began to remove her boots. " He stood.
A Stockingful of Joy by Jill Barnett