The Six Rules of Christmas

Picking up the reins of her father's law practice, Ariella Blake has made a place for herself in small–town Warrandale. But when stand–in farrier Jack Adamson blows in for the holidays, with his good looks and infuriating evasiveness, he challenges her to embrace the rules of Christmas. Step by step, will Christmas – and Jack – get under her skin?

The Six Rules of Christmas was a novella written as part of Our Country Christmas, an anthology of five Christmas stories written by me and fellow Harlequin Mira (HarperCollins) authors. Much as I often fall in love with the heroes I create, I have a particularly soft spot for Jackson, who not only shoes racehorses, but makes Christmas ornaments as well!

Review from Mrs B’s Book Reviews (Goodreads): Jack epitomises the hero role, he is completely swoonworthy! The crux of the story revolves around Jack’s challenge to Ariella to embrace ‘the six rules of Christmas’. Following this journey is just so engaging and it reminded me why I love the writing of Penelope Janu.

Review from Claire (Goodreads): I thoroughly enjoyed this story, I couldn't put it down. I had to know if Ariella learned the rules of Christmas and if she let go of her structured rules and allowed Jack to have a place in her heart and her life. If she didn't want Jack, I'd have had him, what a sweetheart. A wonderful uplifting story and some wonderful Christmas rules to remember.

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