With her pantry stocked for the winter and a new project to keep her busy, pen and ink artist Lauren Roberts hunkers down in her Catskill Mountain cabin prepared for the year’s first blizzard.
Stranded in the snow, not too far from one of the few cabins he’d passed, Holiday Maker-Baker Champion, Daniel Michael Greene trudges to the only home he’d seen for the last twenty miles to find help.
Shut off from the outside world, the two must weather the storm and isolation. Lauren’s initial concern about housing a stranger turns to relief when he demonstrates exactly why he’d won his culinary title. Her guest’s skills in the kitchen far exceed anything she could imagine.
Frustrated with missing his judging gig at this year’s Holiday Maker-Baker Competition, Dan comes up with his own idea to keep him occupied. He’s going to need his host’s permission and use of her home to work on a plan he hopes will keep him in front of his fans and a contender for the Craft & Cooking Network spotlight.
Frederick Worth, the Earl of Brent, is out of luck. He’s gambled away a considerable fortune, and London’s creditors are in pursuit. Rather than return to Faraday Hall and risk his father’s displeasure, he flees to his property in the remote north. Only Penshaw Manor isn’t quite the safe, comfortable haven he expects.
Freddie is horrified to discover that not only is the property in an alarming state of disrepair but “the Earl of Brent” is loathed by tenants and neighbors alike. Forced to conceal his true identity, he finds himself enjoying this small circle of society, even as he falls for the lovely—if oftentimes infuriating—Miss Rosalind Harris.
Now he’s tempted to bid farewell to his rakish ways and become the true lord of Penshaw Manor. But first, he must prove his worth to Miss Rosalind—and to himself—before anyone discovers who he really is…
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