By Winter's Light by Stephanie Laurens
By Stephanie Laurens
"**#1 *New York instances* bestselling writer Stephanie Laurens returns to romantic Scotland to herald 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 relatives Christmas get together held at snow-bound Casphairn Manor, Richard and Catriona Cynster’s domestic. Led via Sebastian, Marquess of Earith, and via Lucilla, destiny woman of the Vale, and her dual brother, Marcus, the impending new release has their very own plans for the vacation season.
Yet the place Cynsters assemble, love isn't some distance behind—the festive social gathering brings jointly Daniel Crosbie, instruct to Lucifer Cynster’s sons, and Claire Meadows, widow and governess to Gabriel Cynster’s daughter. Daniel and Claire have met earlier than 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, although, is decided to press his swimsuit. He’s visible the affection the Cynsters percentage, and Claire is the woman with whom he desires of sharing his lifestyles. Assisted by way of a bevy of Cynsters—innate matchmakers each one—Daniel strives to cajole Claire that trusting him along 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 aid. Summoned to a humble residing in ruggedly forested mountains, Lucilla is named directly to support with the tricky start of a kid, whereas the others upward thrust to the problem of aiding her. With a violent hurricane remaining in and critically constrained innovations, the following new release of Cynsters face their first collective test—can they retailer 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 courting deepens. but she is still torn—until disaster moves, and by means of winter’s mild, she learns that love—true love—is worthy any danger, any fee.
A story brimming with all of the magical delights of a Scottish festive season.
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