The contest began yesterday, and, although there were many great entries, we need a more Christmassy title. It is, after all, a Christmas novella. Because everyone has worked so hard already, I’m sweetening the pot. In addition to the books, with winner will also receive their choice of a Caribbean spice box or lunch with me at RT or RWA.
Here is the blurb, which I’ve tweaked a bit.
It’s late November and all Georges, Marquis Cruzy-le-Châtel, wants is to return home for his first Christmas there in twenty years. But he has one last mission, stopping the Napoleon’s agents from placing prostitutes in England to gather information. When Georges receives the list of women, he’s shocked to find the lady he was supposed to have wed on it.
Madeleine, Mademoiselle du Beaune’s, father has died and her brother is presumed dead. As she struggles to keep her small family and their holdings together, a group of men, claiming to be from Napoleon’s notorious spy master, Fouché threaten to take her younger sister in a plot to infiltrate England’s Government. Madeleine agrees to take her sister’s place, but vows to be home before Christmas. A promise she doesn’t know if she can keep.
Georges discovers saving Madeleine is more complicated than he thought. Other, more sinister forces are behind the effort to remove her, and she will not agree to remain safely in England. On their mad rush through France to reach Beaune in time, their feelings deepen, but will their duties tear them apart, or will there be a Christmas miracle?
Now it’s your turn!