At the Christmas Wedding

At the Christmas Wedding

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Snowed in at a castle full of handsome lords, three young ladies are about to have the holiday of their lives…

From the authors of At the Duke's Wedding.

Map of a Lady's Heart by Caroline Linden

The road to happily-ever-after… With Kingstag Castle full of guests and the snow falling, Viola Cavendish has her hands full making sure the Christmas house party runs smoothly. The unexpected arrival of the Earl of Winterton and his nephew Lord Newton upends everything. Not only is Lord Newton flirting with the young ladies Viola is supposed to chaperone, Lord Winterton himself makes her pulse race.

Always takes some twists and turns Wesley Morane, Earl of Winterton, has come to Kingstag Castle in search of a valuable atlas, and he refuses to be deterred by the snow, the house party, his nephew, or even the most ridiculous play ever staged. But before long the only map he wants is one that shows him the way to Viola's heart…

Hot Rogue on a Cold Night by Maya Rodale

Jilted by a duke: Lady Serena Cavendish was born and bred to be a duchess. Too bad, then, that the Duke of Frye mysteriously and suddenly ended their betrothal. 

Seduced by a Rogue: Greyson Jones, an agent of the crown, is the only one who thinks being jilted has made Serena more alluring. When he lucks into an invitation to a Christmas house party at Kingstag Castle to cheer her up--and perhaps find her a husband--he seizes the opportunity to win her heart before they might be parted forever. 

On the way to the altar: Their journey to happily ever after involves a ridiculous play, a lovesick swan, a mysterious gift and, of course, a kiss.

Snowy Night with a Duke by Katharine Ashe

The last time Lady Charlotte Ascot bumped into the Duke of Frye, she climbed a tree to avoid him. Sometimes it's simply easier to run away than to face her feelings for him -- overwhelmingly passionate feelings that no modest lady should have! Now, on her way to Kingstag Castle to celebrate the holidays with friends, Charlotte is trapped by a snowstorm at a tiny country inn with the duke of her steamiest dreams. 

But Frye has a secret of his own, and Christmas is the ideal time to finally tell the woman he's always wanted the whole unvarnished truth. Better yet, he'll show her...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155416371
Publisher: The Lady Authors
Publication date: 12/16/2017
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 76,435
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About the Author

Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother's insistence. She is now the bestselling and award winning author smart and sassy romances. She lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.

Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software before turning to writing fiction. Her books have won the NEC Reader's Choice Beanpot Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and RWA's RITA Award. Visit her online at to sign up for her newsletter, or find her on Twitter (@Caro_Linden) and Facebook (AuthorCarolineLinden).

Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call "intensely lush" and "sensationally intelligent," including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors' Choice for the 10 Best Romances of the Year, and How to Marry a Highlander, 2014 finalist for the prestigious RITA® Award. She lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of history, she writes romance because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about her books, please visit

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At the Christmas Wedding 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Darlene491 More than 1 year ago
At The Christmas Wedding is a trilogy of sorts. Although the stories happen at the same time, at the same party, they each work as a stand alone too. We start with Map Of A Lady's Heart by Caroline Linden. Our first heroine is Viola Cavendish, a young widow currently working as an assistant to her 'cousin' the Duchess of Wessex. It's a good job, the no mans land between family member and servant, but it puts a roof over her head and a small salary. Viola is paying for her brothers education so it's important she keep her position. The Duchess has planned a Christmas house party but her sister goes into early labor and she's off to her side with the Duke in tow. Due to several issues Viola is, for all intents and purposes, left in charge of Kingstag Castle and all the problems this party will bring. Viola, of course, has a sense of impending doom. The visitors are arriving and the Duke's sisters are putting on a play, what's to worry about? Wesley Morane, Earl of Winterton is taking care of his teenage nephew (poor guy) and hoping to find an atlas that once belonged to his father. Lightning strikes when he meets Viola. His nephew is in the middle of a mess and Wes is caught kissing Viola. Proposal ensues and happiness arrives. A Hot Rogue On A Cold Night by Maya Rodale is our second story. Lady Serena Cavendish, sister of the Duke, has been jilted by her long time fiancée the Duke of Frye and this party is to cheer her up. Good luck, she's depressed and confused. Enter Greyson Jones, friend of the jilter. He's had a hankering for Serena since they were introduced years ago. Now that she's available he's going to take a chance and see where things go. It will be his last opportunity, Greyson is heading off to a new job in India. Greyson succeeds, did you think he wouldn't? A slight change is made to the play and these two are married as the closing act. Happily ever after. Our third story is Snowy Night With A Duke by Katharine Ashe. Our jilter, Horace, Duke of Frye, has been gathering intelligence for the crown for years now. The war is over and he's going home, with a huge secret. The snowstorm strands the Duke and company at an inn where his one true love, Lady Charlotte Ascot, is also stranded. Charlotte is on her way to the house party to console her friend Lady Serena. She's loved Frye forever and when they see each other for the first time in years it's as if time stops. Horace gets involved in solving a crime and Charlotte won't stay out of it. They kiss and more, she discovers his secret, crime is solved, she heads for the party and he leaves for home. When he figures out he's an idiot he chases Charlotte to Kingstag Castle, kisses happen, proposal happens, happy ending happens. If you're looking for a good book on an easy afternoon then At The Christmas Wedding fits the bill perfectly. It's multiple happy endings will leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling that's so very nice. Happy Reading. (less)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“Map of a Lady’s Heart” - Caroline Linden Kingstag Castle - December 1816 Viola Cavendish can tell that a storm is coming, however, her employers, the Duke and Duchess of Wessex, don’t appear too concerned. Viola is the Duchess’s personal secretary. The couple is off to be with the Duchess’s sister as she awaits her baby’s birth. The family is quite excited about the event which was not expected until after Christmas. With the Duke and Duchess away and house guests expected, they need a hostess, but who? The dowager duchess is ill. Ladies Bridget, Serena and great-aunt Sophronia are young or a bit irresponsible. It appears that the responsibility will fall on Viola’s shoulders. Wesley, the Earl of Winterton, is traveling with his 20-year-old nephew, Justin, Viscount Newton. Since Justin’s father passed away, he has had to shoulder caring for his mother and younger sister instead of being able to take a Grand Tour. Having grow restless, Wesley has agreed to take Justin to visit Kingston Castle where Wesley hopes to buy an atlas from the Duke. Viola welcomes them and explains that the Duke and Duchess were called away, but that the gentlemen are welcome, especially since it has started snowing. Along with the young daughters of the Duke and Duchess and their friends, Viola sees to it that they are comfortable. The daughters put together a play and Justin enjoys participating. Wesley and Viola’s chats spark an attraction. Could there possibly be a future for them? This story started off with great promise but quickly became boring as it focused too much on that silly play. Even though I finished reading it, I lost interest. Not my favorite by this terrific author. “Hot Rogue on a Cold Night” - Maya Rodale Lady Serena Cavendish has been jilted by the Duke of Frye. They were betrothed most of their lives. Hoping to cheer Serena up, her mother decides to have a Christmas house party. Serena is incensed to find her mother has invited her ex-fiance hoping to reignite their relationship and she also invited his friend, Greyson Jones, who had said that Frye dodged a bullet by not marrying Serena. How insulting! Secretly, Greyson has been in love with Serena for years and now he wonders if there is any hope for them to be a couple. Serena’s sister, Bridget, has decided to put on a play and soon Greyson gets caught up in it as a pirate. As he and Serena act out their parts, they become enamored of one another. Could they be a match? This story read a bit better but the overwhelming theme of the play is simply too juvenile. “Snowy Night With a Duke” - Katharine Ashe Lady Charlotte Ascot, the daughter of the Earl of Ware, is headed to Kingstag Castle for a holiday party. Her friend, Serena, has been jilted by the Duke of Frye, whom Charlotte has known since she was quite young. Enroute to the party, Charlotte encounters heavy snow necessitating that she shelter at an Inn. Before long, the Duke of Frye and his friend, Monsieur Fortier, arrive at the Inn as well. The Duke is not wanting anyone to know who he really is. The unrelenting snow keeps them at the Inn and they try to make the best of it which means that the Duke and Charlotte become enamored of one another. But danger lurks and they must fight it. This was yet another convoluted story that was hard to follow. These three authors are very talented and I have enjoyed their books. However, I am quite disappointed in this grouping of stories.
janeeyre01 More than 1 year ago
Nothing better than feel good Christmas anthology. 3 great authors 3 great stories
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
A collection of Christmas novellas by three amazing authors that was so enjoyable to read! Each could be read as a stand alone book but together the characters are all intertwined. The stories are centered around a house party at Kingstag Castle as a snowstorm threatens. Caroline Linden’s Map of a Lady’s Heart involves Viola, secretary of the Duchess of Wessex who is hosting the party and Wesley Morane, the Earl of Winterton. Wes has come to the party in search of an old atlas and ends up with Viola trying to help. The attraction between the two is gradual but wonderful to feel the emotions being developed. Caroline Linden has a brilliant way of setting up the characters and making you feel part of the story. Does Wes find his map and why did he need it to begin with? Read to find out and you will not be disappointed. Hot Rouge on a Cold Night by Maya Rodale definitely helps melt the snow! Lady Serena has been jilted by the the Duke of Frye. It is her mother, the Duchess of Wessex who arranged the party to cheer her up and possibly find her a new suitor. Greyson Jones, an acquaintance of both Serena and the aforementioned Duke attends, and tries to get as close to Serena as he can. He has been in love with her for years but never hoped to gain her attention. Through a series of very humorous meetings they are thrown together. Will Serena ever return his feelings? Can he win her? Read to find out and prepare to be entertained! Snowy Night With a Duke by Katherine Ashe In the conclusion of this trilogy, Horace Church, the Duke of Frye(who jilted Lady Serena above!) and Lady Charlotte Ascot (one of Serena’s good friends) are stranded at an inn as they are trying to make their way to Kingstag Castle. Both have secretly been attracted to each other and when thrown together with a mystery to solve passions come to the surface. Read this trilogy, you will really enjoy each story! Well done
girlfromwvaKY More than 1 year ago
This trio is a Regency Anthology featuring three novellas; and is a sequel to The Lady Authors’ bestselling anthology At the Duke’s Wedding. “Map of a Lady’s Heart” by Caroline Linden “Hot Rogue on a Cold Night” by Maya Rodale “Snowy Night With a Duke” by Katharine Ashe Map of a Lady’s Heart by Caroline Linden Viola Cavendish has her hands full with the guests and a snow that doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. She has to make sure the Christmas party runs without a hitch. Lord Newton and his uncle Earl of Winterton (Wesley Morane) arriving unexpectedly throws everything off kilter. Viola is supposed to be chaperoning the young ladies, but it is hard to do when Lord Winterton makes her heart race. Wesley has come to the castle in search of a valuable atlas. He refuses to be deterred by everything that is going on; the snow, the house party, his nephew, or even the silly play that is being staged. Before much time goes by, though, the only map he is trying to find is the one that leads him to Viola's heart. Hot Rogue on a Cold Night by Maya Rodale Lady Serena Cavendish was born to be a duchess. She was jilted by the Duke of Frye, who mysteriously and without any warning ended their engagement. Greyson Jones, an agent of the crown thinks Serena is alluring. He isn't concerned about her being jilted. He lucks out getting an invitation to the Christmas house party at the castle. He thinks maybe the visit to the castle will cheer her up and maybe find her a prospect of another husband. He decides to try for a chance at winning her heart himself. They will both be involved in the play, come across a lovesick swan, have a mysterious gift, and a kiss on their way to a walk down the aisle. Snowy Night with a Duke by Katharine Ashe Lady Charlotte Ascot was always trying to avoid the Duke of Frye. Last time she bumped into him, she climbed a tree. She thought it was easier to run away than to have to face the feelings she has for him. She has passionate feelings that no young lady with modesty should have. She is on her way to Kingstag Castle for the party with friends. When they are hit by a snowstorm, she becomes trapped at a tiny inn with the duke of her dreams. She doesn't realize Frye has a secret of his own that he wants to tell her. He wants to tell her how he has always wanted her, or better yet, show her. Loved the three holiday stories featuring the lords and ladies. I love the authors writing styles, and each of their stories. Can't wait to see if they do another anthology later.
jerichat More than 1 year ago
Tis the season - for Christmas anthologies. This is definitely one that you will enjoy. The 3 stories all take place at the same house party. It's fun to see characters reacting to situations and each other, and to see how the 3 different authors share not only their characters varying points of view, but show their different styles as well. I probably enjoyed the last story (Katharine Ashe's "Snowy Night With a Duke") the most. We finally learn the reason for the broken engagement, and everyone ends up with their HEA.
PegC51 More than 1 year ago
When Lady Serena Cavendish is jilted by her betrothed (since childhood), her mother, the Dowager Duchess of Wessex decides the way to cheer her up and help her find a husband is to have a Christmas House Party. Before the party starts, the Dowager becomes ill and the Duke and Duchess welcome her sister’s baby. The party goes on. The Duchess’s secretary will handle details, Serena will be hostess, the Dowager will advise if need be, Bridget (Serena’s youngest sister) will be in charge of entertainment, and Great Aunt Sophronia will help chaperone. The scene is set for a delightful trio of holiday romance tales. In Caroline Linden’s Map of a Lady’s Heart, Lord Winterton has come to Kingstag Castle to search for an atlas that once belonged to his father. He meets Viola Cavendish, the Duchess’s secretary and a chaperone for the party. The two of them are kept busy watching his nephew and the girls and trying to keep Bridget’s entertainment from getting out of hand. It’s a big job! As they get to know each other, they discover they share many interests, and Wes finds that the map he really wants to find is the one to Viola’s heart. In Hot Rogue on a Cold Night by Maya Rodale, Lady Serena discovers that being jilted by the Duke of Frye might just have opened the door to her happiness. The Dowager held hope that there might be a chance for reconciliation between Serena and Frye, so she invited him and his best friend to the house party. Serena is not pleased when Greyson Jones (Frye’s friend) arrives at Kingstag. Grey has kept his love for Serena a secret for years because she was betrothed to his best friend. The betrothal is over and he is about to leave for a mission in India. The party might be the last chance he has to win Serena’s heart. Can Captain Lord Pirate win the heart of the Lonely Spinster or will she choose the lovesick swan? In Katharine Ashe’s Snowy Night With a Duke, the reasons Horace Church, Duke of Frye, jilted Lady Serena Cavendish are revealed. He believes that even though it hurt Serena he has done the right thing. Lady Charlotte Ascot left England for two years rather than watch the man she loved marry her best friend. She has returned to England to console her best friend, who has been jilted by her betrothed. She and Horace are stranded in the same inn in a snowstorm on their way to Kingstag. (He and his friend are in pursuit of a thief who preys on elderly women.) This begins to sound familiar (remember Serena and Grey). Charlotte’s best friend is Lady Serena Cavendish, and the Duke of Frye, the man who jilted her is the man Charlotte has loved since she was a girl. As it turns out, Horace has loved her for just as long. Even after they reveal their feelings and Charlotte learns his secret, Frye insists that he will not marry. Charlotte is determined not to give up. Can she convince him that they can face this and anything else that comes their way together? This is a fantastic collection by three very talented authors. The stories are humorous, heartwarming, and romantic. The characters are great and the setting is perfect.
JoRead More than 1 year ago
Review for Snowy Night with a Duke by Katharine Ashe. Such a sweet tale! Horace and Charlotte haven’t seen each other in over two years. She knew her love for him wasn’t a good thing so she decided to run away to America. Now that’s she’s returned and is snowbound in a country inn with the man she’s tried to avoid for as long as she can remember, sparks start flying and romance is no longer denied. I loved the dialogue between the two. At times they argued like children but at the same time they sounded like a couple of old friends reacquainting themselves with each other. When the story started I couldn’t understand the reason Horace acted the way he did but as the story progressed and everything was explained I was able to sympathize with his predicaments. I also loved that Charlotte was sort of different in a way that I’ve never read before and in a way that was cleverly adapted to the romance aspect of the story. The ending had me having all the feels and I think it was the most endearing part of the book. If you’re looking for a charming, sweet, yet passionate and steamy story with a Christmas theme then this is the book for you. ** This is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher. **
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
MAP OF A LADY’S HEART by Caroline Linden Caroline Linden had the daunting task of writing the first story, setting up the story and the environment, introducing the characters, and does so brilliantly. I was particularly impressed with how well she “got” Bridget – an original creation of Maya Rodale, even though they are not “those American Cavendishes”, Bridget’s spirit is all there! – Ms. Linden has written a wonderful Regency Christmas; she describes Kingstag Castle in lush detail; the ambiance is warm and inviting, even taking into account Bridget’s ridiculous play. Bridget is up to all sorts of mischief, and her play suffers many minor disasters, all quite amusing, while Serena is not as miserable as everyone feared; why is that? The romance between Wes and Viola is just gorgeous. It progresses gradually as smiles are exchanged, common interests are shared, and the attraction is mutually acknowledged, and every little thing is palpable. It’s all so romantic and lovely; funny and cozy; and superbly written; it’s a perfect Regency novella. HOT ROGUE ON A COLD NIGHT by Maya Rodale Lady Serena’s mother had thought a house party would cheer up her daughter, find her a suitor, even a husband. Serena was jilted by the duke of Frye and Serena had been raised to be a duchess. The dowager duchess has even invited Frye, in case he changes his mind, but Frye has also invited his friend Mr. Greyson Jones, a diplomat of sorts. Grey had publicly said that Serena was too perfect, and that being jilted made her more interesting. Serena must act as hostess, and one must not forget one’s manners, even if Grey tries her patience. What she doesn’t know is that Grey has loved her from afar for a long time, but he is not an aristocrat, what’s a man to do? But when Lucian, Lord Gosling (yes, you may think of one bearing the same last name; you can trust Maya Rodale to give us a few giggles!). The mischievous Bridget and the outrageous Lady Sophronia are up to their usual shenanigans, while love blooms during Bridget’s ridiculous play, and I loved that we get to experience a Christmas amongst the townspeople, also stuck at the inn. There is always fun to be had with Maya Rodale! SNOWY NIGHT WITH A DUKE by Katharine Ashe Lady Charlotte Ascot and Horace Church – duke of Frye – are both on their way to Kingstag Castle, separately, but a snow storm forces them to stop at the Fiddler’s Roost Inn and wait for the roads to become passable again. Horace is with his childhood friend Freddie, Lord Fortier, and they both do covert work for the Crown. They have a villain to apprehend, and when Frye sees Charlotte, he must ascertain his cover is not blown. Charlotte came from Philadelphia to comfort her friend Serena Cavendish after Frye broke up their engagement. Charlotte hates that Frye did that, and yet she has always loved him. Katharine Ashe’s story is a delightful conclusion to this anthology, and her writing is as splendid as ever. There are some pretty amazing plot twists, and – be still my heart – what a poetic declaration of love! Who wouldn’t melt! This is a charming and tender romance, while Frye and Charlotte somewhat bicker their way to acknowledging their attraction, and then act upon it in a most unusual and quite amusing way. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.