Deborah Moore has learned her lessons well-feel nothing, reveal less, and trust no one. Now widowed with a child of her own, she leads a lonely, cloistered existence, counting her farthings and thinking she is safe. When five-year-old Julian is lost one bitter December day, she discovers how tenuous that safety is.

Evan Haverfield has lived thirty carefree years, hunting, laughing, and dancing among London’s high society. His biggest problem has been finding excuses not to marry. But his life changes when he finds Julian Moore half-frozen under a hedge and carries him home to his mother. The young widow hides behind a mask, hard and reserved, but Evan sees glimpses of another woman, wistful, intelligent, and passionate. She’s vulnerable, desirable–and completely unsuitable for the heir to Northridge.

Alone in the earliest hours of a new year, Evan teaches Deborah to waltz. Can he teach her joy and laughter? Will love sweep away the shadows of her past and reveal the luminous woman she could be?
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“A complex and compelling regency!”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Amazon Anne

From a very compelling beginning through the assorted travails, the story of Deborah, Julian and Evan is unexpected, yet ultimately rewarding. I loved the unexpected plot twists–not easy to do when writing a regency–and relevant to today’s family involvements. Highly recommend as a literary romantic interlude!

About the Author

Winner of the Chanticleer Books Award for Regency Romance

“It’s a pleasure, and a rarity, to find a new Regency author with such a strong voice: in-depth characterizations, wrenching emotions, detailed descriptions, and an excellent grasp of the period. Kerryn Reid has it all.”
–Blair Bancroft, author of The Sometime Bride, Brides of Falconfell, and many more

Kerryn grew up the daughter of a professor in a New England college town. But her mother was a devotee of ‘Olde’ England – its antiques, mystery novels and vacation opportunities. As a girl, Kerryn spent a year in England and another in Ireland, with several shorter trips for good measure.

After high school, she traveled around the British Isles with her best friend, using trains and thumbs. Perhaps inevitably, they fell in love with a couple of Irish lads – oh, those gorgeous accents! Roaming the Rock of Cashel in the dark with your first love? Totally illicit, totally romantic!

Her love for the man didn’t last. But a piece of Kerryn’s heart still lives “across the pond,” where so many adventures took place – as well as the Regency romances she loves. So when the itch to write needed scratching, that’s where her imagination took her.

Kerryn married another man, acquired a house in Florida, a dog and two children. The boys have flown the coop now, but one has brought his awesome wife into the family. The dogs are different, but there are still dogs. And the love of her life is still at her side, trimming the hedges and dreaming up tag lines. He’ll never have an Irish accent, but he’s amazing!

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Member: Romance Writers of America, S.W. Florida Romance Writers, Florida Writers Association, Gulf Coast Writers Association

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