A war hero's widow, Graceanne still has her darling three-year-old twin boys to love. Then the Duke of Ware decides to help himself to one of her children. After all, the Duke reasons, he needs an heir, and she has a boy to spare. Graceanne will fight him with all her might. But it is Christmas, after all, and 'tis the season of forgiveness. The gentleman is indeed a charming rake, but there's no chance this mother will allow him her child or her heart, though she has a sneaking suspicion that he's conspiring for both.
She made a Christmas wish for a charming cavalier- and met the most notorious rake in England! June Claire was compelled to take shelter in a stable with a handsome, scowling stranger who behaved in a most gentlemanly fashion. The ton, however, would never believe it of the lordly rakehell Satan St. Cloud! But she declined marriage for honor, leaving the imperious Earl to spend the twelve days of Christmas on a neck-or-nothing ride to find her...
This 2004 paperback is in good condition with light spine creases and a reader's crease.