By Alissa Johnson, Jennifer Ashley, Emily Bryan
"It is the main expected occasion of the ton: the yearly vacation ball at Hartwell condominium. The song is sublime, the meals beautiful, and the visitor record totally specific. a few come searching for love. a few will do virtually something to prevent it. yet all people desires to be there. it doesn't matter what their wishes, amid the swirling robes and smooth glow of candlelight, magic has a tendency to occur. And one dance, one kiss, one evening can form a brand new future.
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From Emily Bryan's ""My girl lower than Stairs,"" the tale of a bastard servant woman known as in to impersonate her lacking aristocratic half-sister with effects invaluable of Shakespeare, to Ashley's ""The Longest Night,"" within which a shapeshifting nobleman makes an attempt to win the center of the cautious girl he loves whereas at the path of a secret agent, to Alissa Johnson's ""Traditions,"" the story of an earl who units out to woo one girl and falls for her exciting significant other as an alternative, those mild, unique romps aren't commonplace vacation fare. .
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