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Once Upon a Christmas Kiss

Manda Collins

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When Sir Lucien Blakemore arrives at his cousin’s estate for a week long Christmas party, he’s shocked to see Miss Winifred Nightingale among the other guests. Employed by his neighbor back in Yorkshire, the governess with the lovely eyes has always seemed off limits, but she’s visiting here as a guest—and there’s nothing like a little mistletoe to make the spirits bright…

Miss Winifred Nightingale never dreamed a holiday visit with her sister would lead to both ladies spending Christmas as the local lord’s guests. But the big surprise is when she finds the handsome Sir Lucien Blakemore staying there too. The attraction between them is undeniable, but will an old nemesis and a party guest bent on mischief make their first kiss under the mistletoe their last?

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Praise for Once Upon a Christmas Kiss

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"With its shades of I Know What You Did Last Summer and strong gothic overtones, Collin’s latest is a chill seeker’s delight." —Romantic Times Book Reviews

"Sparkling romance amid mystery" —Publisher’s Weekly

"There’s nothing quite as delicious as well plotted and well written historical romance, unless it’s a historical romance with a compelling secret or two woven into the plot. It is here that Manda Collins shines: there’s no sense of "I’ve got a secret" so much as a propelling undercurrent that builds a marvelous sense of anticipation as the story unfolds." —Reader to Reader Reviews

"From start to finish, I could not put this book down. If you love historical romance, suspense, sensuous trysts and a touch of humor, don’t miss this offering from Manda Collins." —Examiner.com

"Beautifully written, this sweet love story is a keeper." —Romance Reviews Today

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Manda Collins

  • Manda Collins grew up on a combination of Nancy Drew books and Jane Austen novels, and her own brand of Regency romantic suspense is the result. An academic librarian by day, she investigates the mysteries of undergraduate research at her alma mater, and holds advanced degrees in English Lit and Librarianship. Her debut novel, How to Dance with a Duke spent five weeks on the Nielsen Bookscan Romance Top 100 list, was nominated for an RT Reviewer's Choice Award for best debut historical romance, and finaled in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence contest. Both How to Entice an Earl and Why Dukes Say I Do were selected for inclusion in Eloisa James's Reading Romance column. Her latest book, Why Earls Fall in Love, a February 2014 release, was called "sparkling romance" by Publishers Weekly and is set in Bath, England, one of her favorite cities in the world.
  • Manda Collins
    Manda Collins
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Once Upon a Christmas Kiss

Manda Collins

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