Christmas Romances


I've written shorter stories of various lengths for anthologies.  I have the rights for almost all of them back, so I've been publishing them in all-MJP collections.  Many are Regency, and many are Christmas stories, but the range is from the Arthurian period (with dragons!) to paranormal contemporaries and cats as first person narrators.
 
I have two Christmas collections: Christmas Revels and Christmas Candles.  I'm planning to put out two short story collections that will contain my fantasy and magical stories. (All are romantic, of course!)  One collection will be Guardian world stories, an the other non-Guardian fantasy.  There will probably also be one other pairing of stories, but not until I get the rights reverted.

Christmas Romances, In Order:

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  • The Christmas Cuckoo

    Christmas Romances, Book 1

    A rash act, a mistaken identity, and a Christmas surprise… Major Jack Howard, a weary veteran of the Peninsular Wars, has just returned to England and intends to travel to an unwelcoming family home for Christmas. But when a pompous secretary gives him too many orders, Jack hops on the next stagecoach leaving the London inn, not caring where it’s …

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  • Christmas Revels

    Christmas Romances, Book 2

    I love writing Christmas stories because they include three of my favorite things–tradition, lots of emotion, and a guaranteed happy ending. That’s why I’m delighted to reissue this holiday collection which includes four of my classic historical novellas, plus my only contemporary novella. “Sunshine for Christmas” follows a lonely young aristocrat to Italy for the holidays, where he finds something …

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  • Christmas Candles

    Christmas Romances, Book 3

    Two times, two places, two tender holiday romances. The Best Husband Money Can Buy Regency England Emma Stone, a lonely governess, inherits an unexpected fortune, and realizes that she can now have the husband and family she craves. Anthony Vaughn, the dashing distant cousin she has known since childhood, needs a fortune to pay his father’s debts and preserve the …

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  • Christmas Roses

    Christmas Romances, Book 4

    Acclaimed writers Patricia Rice, Mary Jo Putney, and Susan King bring together three classic historical romance novellas in this exclusive anthology of unexpected love discovered at a special time of year. In Susan King’s “The Snow Rose,” love grows despite a clash of Scottish clans. Mary Jo Putney’s “The Black Beast of Belleterre” tells of a Victorian marriage of convenience …

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  • The Last Chance Christmas Ball

    Christmas Romances, Book 5

    Christmas 1815. Upstairs and downstairs, Holbourne Hall is abuzz with preparations for a grand ball to celebrate the year’s most festive—and romantic—holiday. For at the top of each guest’s wish list is a last chance to find true love before the New Year… A chance meeting beneath the mistletoe, a stolen glance across the dance floor—amid the sumptuous delicacies, glittering …

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  • Mischief and Mistletoe

    Christmas Romances, Book 6

    Unwrap the most romantic of Regency delights in this sparkling holiday collection. . . Christmastime in England–a time for passionate secrets, delicious whispers, and wicked-sweet gifts by the fire. From a spirited lady who sets out to save her rakish best friend from an unsuitable engagement, to a bold spy who gets the unexpected chance to win the woman he’s …

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