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This author is one of the best known names in the world of romantic fiction. Her last six novels - Legend, The Heiress, A Holiday of Love, Remembrance, the Invitation, & Sweet Liar - were all New York Times bestsellers, & there are more than thirty million copies of her books in print. Now she returns with an utterly enchanting noveel of the bonds of family & the power of love, set against the backdrop of a Kentucky Christmas. The Blessing is a story of Jason Wilding, a rich, powerful New York businessman called to his brother's southern home for the holidays. His brother, it seems, needs help. Dr. David Wilding is in love with a young widow, Amy Thompkins. But the two cannot even so much as date because her troublesome infant takes up all of her time. So David talks a reluctant Jason into looking after the baby for a week.
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"Another delightful and entertaining story with characters who walk off the pages into the reader's heart...truly a winner," said Rendezvous about Jude Deveraux's An Angel for Emily. "All sorts of clever turns and surprises. Definitely a!" raved the Philadelphia Inquirer. Now the beloved New York Times bestselling author concocts a charming, piquant tale about a take-charge businessman and a daffy but wise young widow, the special bonds of brotherhood, and the eternal love between mother and child, all set in a small Kentucky town during Christmas, the season of...

The Blessing

When wealthy, hard-driving corporate genius Jason Wilding reluctantly takes a break from his business and his husband-hunting girlfriends for a Christmas visit to his hometown in Abernathy, Kentucky, he has no idea what his physician brother, David, has in store for him. It seems that Amy Thompkins, a whimsical young widow with definite artistic talent, has captured David's heart, but courting her with a demanding baby in tow has been difficult. In order to pursue her, he persuades Jason to move into her home and take care of her spoiled but adorable son, Max, for a week.

For a fiercely efficient CEO, it's an impossible scene: a falling-down old house; buckets on the dining room floor to catch the rain; a widow living on next to nothing, with no marketable skills. But Amy's joy for life, her love for her son, and her sparkling humor are irresistible -- and tiny Max adores Jason beyond reason. Soon, Jason sees Amy and her future as a prime target for his strategic planning. Importing his private chef to prepare the little one's food and buying a baby store so that his mother can get real bargains are just the beginning. Because enigmatic Jason is thawing -- the tender feelings and longing he has buried for years are begging to be heard. And when he smiles, Amy is reminded of a Mount Rushmore monument finally cracking up -- in the best possible way.

The mutual attraction is glowing bright, but what to do about David? Once again, Jude Deveraux's deft hand and loving vision conjure up a novel full of surprises and delights, in a story that will warm all our hearts and make us believe in the power of miracles, large and small. It's a tale for all seasons, and a love story to remember always.

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subject_facet Christmas stories, Kentucky -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
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