The Last Chance Christmas Ball Anthology
As a young bride, Lady Holbourne held her first ball at Christmas. Now she’s a dowager in her seventies and “Lady Holly’s” annual Christmas Ball has become a beloved tradition. And since Lady Holly is an inveterate match-maker, some irreverently call it Lady Holly’s “last chance Christmas ball.”
This year, in the Christmas of 1815, Lady Holly’s guests include a dashing rake, a wounded soldier, an unhappy young bride, an unexpected old flame, an impoverished spinster, and more. For all of these people, the ball is indeed, their last chance for happiness. . .
We invite you to put on your dancing slippers, break out a mug of egg-nog and come with us to Lady Holly’s Last Chance Christmas ball.
Mistletoe Kisses by Anne Gracie
Allie Fenton has never been able to attend a ball, for various reasons. Now orphaned and about to become homeless, she’s planning to become a teacher at a girl’s seminary in Bath. But first there’s her last Christmas at home and then, Lady Holly’s famous annual Christmas ball.
The Other Stories
My True Love Hath My Heart by Joanna Bourne
A Scottish Carol by Susan King
In the Bleak Midwinter by Mary Jo Putney