One Candlelit Christmas by Annie Burrows
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One Candlelit Christmas is a good holiday anthology and possibly unique among anthologies in that it doesn’t contain a single truly ghastly story.
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Julia Justiss grew up breathing the scent of sea air near the colonial town of Annapolis, Maryland, a fact responsible for two of her lifelong passions: sailors and history! In high school she worked as a junior guide for Historic Annapolis, conducting visitors on walking tours through the colonial city and to the town's other great attraction, the U.S. Naval Academy. That fond association with the navy led her to eventually marry a Naval Academy grad -- and they now have a son at Annapolis.But long before embarking on romantic adventures, she read about them, transporting herself vicariously to the pyramids of ancient Egypt, World War II submarine patrols in the South Pacific, the mansions of the Old South and the ballrooms of Regency England.She also began writing in grade school. From jotting down story ideas for Nancy Drew mysteries in her third-grade spiral, she moved on to writing poetry in high school and college, then worked as a business journalist.After her marriage to a naval lieutenant, she wrote the newsletter for the American Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, and traveled extensively in Europe. In Tunis, she also completed her first Regency novel, which fortunately never made it farther than the inside of her desk drawer.But she learned from that work and kept reading between children and moving twelve times in ten years. When her husband left the navy to return to his Texas homeland, she began her second novel, discovered Romance Writers of America and built an English Georgian house in the piney woods of East Texas, where, when she closes her eyes, she can almost imagine she inhabits the world of Pride and Prejudice.That second novel, which she finished while working a day job as a high school French teacher, won RWA's Golden Heart Award for Regency in July 1996. Then in May 1998, her long-cherished dream of becoming a published writer came true when Margaret Marbury bought the revised manuscript for the Harlequin Historical line.Her works, all set in the Regency period and generally including at least one military character, include: The Wedding Gamble (May 1999); A Scandalous Proposal (October 2000); the novella "An Honest Bargain" in the anthology The Officer's Bride (April 2001); The Proper Wife (July 2001); My Lady's Trust (January 2002); My Lady's Pleasure (June 2002); My Lady's Honor (October 2002); Seductive Stranger, in the two-in-one volume Forbidden Stranger (July 2003); Wicked Wager (November 2003); the novella "The Three Gifts," in the anthology Christmas Keepsakes (October 2005); and The Courtesan (December 2005).She still teaches French and lives in that Georgian house with her husband, three children and two lazy dogs. Readers can reach her via her web site, or by writing to 179 County Rd. 4112, Daingerfield, TX 75638. After being a voracious reader all of her life and a writer for most of it, Terri found romance novels (again) when she read Julie Garwood's The Prize in 1991. Then in late 1994 she began writing romance fiction. Her first novel, Secrets in the Game, remains hidden under her bed waiting for a good time to make an appearance. However, it's her second novel, A Love Through Time, that was her debut in November 1998 from Jove Time Passages.Featured in the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Camden Courier-Post, Terri appeared on NBC's The Today Show in May 2002 and appeared on cable's Lifetime network's Our Home Show in the spring of 1997. Her fifth book, The Dumont Bride, was a Harlequin Historical release in November 2002.In real life, Terri is a wife and a mom of three boys and lives in southern New Jersey. During her years as a registered dental hygienist, she also served as editor of several professional newsletters and journals. Serving as president of the New Jersey Romance Writers for 2002 and 2003, Terri is also a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington D.C. and the Valley Forge local chapters as well as the Beau Monde special interest chapter and Novelists, Inc. She's also one of the organizers of the ToBeez (aka the Rising Stars of Romance), an email loop/support network for authors who have sold their first book and are yet-to-be-published.To contact her, send an SASE to: P.O. Box 41, Berlin, NJ 08009-0041 or email her at terri@terribrisbin.com.
 
Published October 23, 2008 by Harlequin Historical. 288 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Rike Horstmann on Sep 11 2014

One Candlelit Christmas is a good holiday anthology and possibly unique among anthologies in that it doesn’t contain a single truly ghastly story.

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