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Christmas Knight by @PamBinder183 is a Christmas in July Fete pick #romance #timetravel #giveaway
Title: Christmas Knight
Author: Pam Binder
Genre: Romance/Time Travel
Colin Edward Penrose, a knight from fifteenth-century Glastonbury, England, must solve the riddle of his family’s curse and marry a woman out of time – or lose his ancestral home. With a matchmaker’s help, he meets a woman to whom he feels an instant attraction, but he knows the curse makes falling in love dangerous for her.
Madeline Murphy, defense attorney in a prestigious law firm, needs a date for her family’s Christmas Eve party. In desperation, she turns to a matchmaker for her knight in shining armor. The man supplied exceeds her wildest fantasy but vanishes without a trace.
A year later she needs a date for their mother’s wedding, and she asks the same matchmaker. One problem: in order to find her mystery man, she must ravel through time.
Colin glanced at the small portrait the matchmaker had given him of the woman he was to meet tonight. Her name was Lady Madeline Murphy. She was pleasing, with kind eyes, but a painting was not an accurate representation. Marriages amongst the nobility were often arranged, with a portrait as the only indication of what the potential mate might look like.
Still, as he searched the room, he believed he saw someone who looked like the person in the portrait he held. She stood talking to an older woman who sat on an unusual-looking chair on wheels. He suspected they might be related, as both had the same way of smiling. Their smiles were open and honest, no pretense.
The older woman was frail, her shoulders thin and rounded. Every few moments she would cough, and when she did, Lady Madeline’s eyes would widen slightly, but then she would mask her concern with a smile as she straightened the older woman’s long skirts or brough her tea.
The party was well under way. People gathered in clusters around the tree, or in groups around the room, yet Lady Madeline stayed close beside the older woman.
Colin held the portrait higher, rubbing his thumb over the woman’s lips. The painting of the Lady Madeline did not do her justice. She was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. But he was not here to fall in love. He did not believe in such fantasies of the heart. He was here to find a woman who could break Merlin’s Curse.
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What I love most about the holiday season:
For me, the holiday season brings out the child in all of us, and we see the good in people and believe in magic again. It is my favorite time of year.
Why is your featured book a must-read to get you in the holiday mood?
Christmas Knight combines all my favorite things. The joy of the holiday season, a romance that transcends even the barriers of time, a glimpse into how Christmas was celebrated in the fifteenth century, and a retelling of King Author and the Knights of the Round Table.
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Pam Binder is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who loves Irish, Scottish and English myths and legends. She especially loves the story of King Author and the Knights of the Round Table and wove the legend into Christmas Knight. Pam is a conference speaker and president of the Pacific Northwest Writers association and writes Historical, Contemporary, Young Adult, Time Travel and Fantasy Fiction.
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