My good friend Jackie Barbosa has another book coming out this year. It’s a wonderful Bonus Epilogue to HOT UNDER THE COLLAR, the second book in her Lords of Lancashire series. MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME will be FREE to her newsletter subscribers at least a week earlier than the October 20th release date.
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Release Date: Oct 20, 2020
Series: Lords of Lancashire
Book: Bonus Epilogue to Hot Under the Collar
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Walter knew, with a sick sense of dismay and disbelief, what he would find when he entered the stable. He knew because it was Christmas Eve. And he knew because it made everything else suddenly make a terrible kind of sense.
Lifting the lantern, he stepped inside. Buford’s stall stood open and, when he rounded the corner, he found the source of the plaintive, thready wail just where he expected. Lying atop the mound of hay in Buford’s trough—his manger—was a tightly wrapped bundle the precise size and shape of a very young infant. And indeed, when Walter got closer, he could see the babe’s face, round but wizened in the way that, in his somewhat limited experienced, characterized newborns.
The baby, which had fallen momentarily silent, screwed up his—or perhaps her, it was impossible to tell at this juncture—features and let out another tinny cry.
Well, not literally, of course. Or at least, Walter doubted it. A vicar’s stable in Cumbria seemed an unlikely setting for the second coming.