We Wish You a Steampunk Christmas
Changed forever after tragedy, a woman must draw strength from her husband's love. A man learns that love isn't always what you expect. A thief steals the heart of a vengeful professor. And an American inventor finds love Down Under. Enjoy Victorian Christmas with a clockwork twist in these four steampunk novellas.
Release Date: Dec. 5, 2011- TODAY!!
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Crime Wave in a Corset by Stacy Gail
This Winter Heart by PG Forte
Wanted: One Scoundrel by Jenny Schwartz
Far From Broken by JK Coi
When I heard about this anthology I was very intrigued. Then I saw the covers and knew I had to read these (I'm a total cover junkie). So last night I grabbed the iPad and my heating blanket and curled up ready to read. I was immediately sucked into the stories. Each authors has a unique take on their steampunk story. I don't read a lot of anthologies or steampunk but this group really did an amazing job. I highly recommend this book even if you are not a steampunk fan you will still love and appreciate it.
This Winter Heart by PG Forte
Santa Fe, The Republic of New Texacali, 1870
Eight years ago, Ophelia Leonides's husband cast her off when he discovered she was not the woman he thought she was. Now destitute after the death of her father, Ophelia is forced to turn to Dario for help raising the child she never told him about.
Dario is furious that Ophelia has returned, and refuses to believe Arthur is his son—after all, he thought his wife was barren. But to avoid gossip, he agrees to let them spend the holidays at his villa. While he cannot resist the desire he still feels for Ophelia, Dario despises himself for being hopelessly in love with a woman who can never love him back.
But Dario is wrong: Ophelia's emotions are all too human, and she was brokenhearted when he rejected her. Unsure if she can trust the man she desperately loves, she fears for her life, her freedom and her son if anyone else learns of her true nature...
What would you do if what you thought was real was something different entirely? This is what Dario had to deal with eight years ago when he found out a secret about his wife Ophelia. So devastated by the secret he sent her away. Now after the death of her father she has no other choice but to return to Dario and beg for his help, for her and his son, which is is unaware of.
Ophelia's secret has put a huge wedge between the two of them, now she has added another by introducing him to his son which he thought was impossible. How can she have birthed a child? She was supposed to have been barren. Is this some kind of trick again? Dario is resistant to accept his son but he must for public appearance.
Dario quickly realizes that he still loves Ophelia now matter what, but he must steal his heart from her and raise his son cause only he can give his son what he needs... love. After much evaluation and heartache Dario realizes what a huge mistake he has made and strives to do everything in his power to make up for all his wrong doings, hurtful words, and mistrust.
This was a fantastic story with steampunk elements that didn't take away from the heart breaking story. PG Forte truly is a magnificent writer, she really understands how to build a world and transport you into her stories. She puts such emotion into her words and characters that she will have you crying just like I was. I highly recommend this story as well as the rest of the anthology "A Clockwork Christmas".
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