Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife - so his sister hands him a list of the very best young ladies on the market. And then, because he refuses to tear himself away from the stables where he trains Arabian racehorses, she invites all those ladies to a house party, along with some other bachelors, of course. So who will Hugh choose? The Botticelli-esque, enchanting Gwendolyn? The outspoken, delightful Katherine? If he doesn't work fast, he'll lose those ladies to his closest friends, and then where will he look for a wife? Perhaps, just perhaps, toward a lady who's not on a market at all, and would require a great deal of persuading . . .
Step into the glittering world of Regency and prepare to have your hearts warmed by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Connie Brockway . . . During their annual Christmas pilgrimage to Scotland to visit their aged uncle in his decrepit castle, the Comte de Rocheforte and his cousin, Earl of Oakley, are presented with unique gifts: their uncle has raided an English lord's Christmas party and kidnapped four lovely would-be brides for his heirs to choose from . . . as well as one very angry duke, Lord Bretton.As snow isolates the castle, and as hours grow into days, the most honourable intentions give away to temptations as surprising as they are irresistible.
Taran Ferguson, décidé à marier ses neveux pour assurer la pérennité de son clan, enlève deux héritières écossaises et une riche anglaise au cours d'un bal. En compagnie d'un duc et d'une jeune femme désargentée, tous se retrouvent enfermés dans le château tandis que la tempête fait rage à l'extérieur.
Hugh Donne, comte de Briarly, a besoin d'une épouse. Alors, sa soeur lui adresse la liste des plus belles célibataires de la saison. Comme Hugh refuse de se déplacer, elle les invite toutes à une partie de campagne. Laquelle d'entre elles Hugh va-t-il choisir ?