So what I’m reading right now. I haven’t had much time to read, even post Nanowrimo, as I’m trying to finish up that manuscript and one other, but I’ve been pecking away at this one, on my Kindle.
The Tenth Suitor by Laura Strickland.
An historical (Scottish) Christmas romance novelette
When Edwina’s father invites ten titled lords to spend Christmas at his medieval estate so Edwina may choose one for a husband, she finds the idea romantic. She dreams of gazing into the eyes of one of her suitors and falling deeply in love. But it soon becomes apparent the lords in question are far more interested in gaining her father’s estate than Edwina’s hand.
Thorstan’s in attendance, but he hasn’t been invited, and he’s no lord. A former mercenary, he’s come disguised as a jester to get near Edwina, long adored from afar. Edwina quickly falls for his charm and quirky humor even though she fears her father will never approve of a commoner for her husband. But when Edwina is abducted, only Thorstan—a skilled swordsman—has hope of rescuing her in time for the promised Christmas wedding.
I’ve read others of her books and always enjoyed them (particularly her steampunk series! One of which I reviewed here and teased here.) The Tenth Suitor is a novelette, meaning about 70 pages, but I’m enjoying it.
If you’d like to check it out, you can do so at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Itunes, Kobo, or The Wild Rose Press. You can learn more about Laura Strickland’s work at http://www.laurastricklandbooks.com/