A Jessica Sales Novel

Welcome back for another Sweet Saturday Sample. This week, instead of the WIP Ice Queen I’ve decided to give you a sample from my regency WIP, A Christmas Surprise. Here we get to meet the heroine Lady Aleece, daughter to the Duke and Duchess of Carlisle.


Lady Aleece curtsied to her dance partner. Rising, she settled her gloved hand on his proffered arm. Preferring to grimace, from when he’d trod on her toes, she never the less graced him with a weak smile. She was secretly glad the waltz wasn’t allowed yet at Almacks. If it had been she silently knew she’d be a cripple for life after dancing with the dunderhead.

“My I have the pleasure of the next country dance, my dear,” Jason, third son to the Earl of Carno asked returning Aleece to her friends.

Incensed at his familiarity to which she’d not given her…

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