Christmas Angel

Christmas Angel tells the story of Judith Rossiter and Leander Knollis. It opens in Nov 1815.

Leander Knollis, Earl of Charrington, b 1790 in Istanbul.
Brief spells at Utrecht, Lucerne, and Rome universities.
Dark hair, deep set brownish eyes.
b Lord Grieve in Istanbul, then Lord Haybridge.
Began in diplomacy but then joined the army. Fought at Waterloo.

Town house in Montague Square.
Seat in Somerset, Temple Knollis (near Tiverton? Crewkerne?).
Hunting box in the Shires.
Place in Cumberland.

Speaks 8 languages, Eng, French, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, German.
Horse. Gray Nubarron.

Judith Rossiter born 1786, from Hunstead, widow of Sebastian Rossiter, (a strip of dreamy wind with flaxen ringlets.) Died of a chill. 1770 to 3rd Oct 1814.
Black hair, blue eyes.

She has Bastian, b 5th Jun 1805, dark curls.
Rosie (Rosetta), b 27th Aug 1808, her father's fly away blond hair.
Christianna, b 25th Dec 1816.

When married to Rossiter she lived in Mayfield House in the village by Arden's cottage ornee. Hartwell, Surrey. Near Guildford. Now in a cottage.
She receives a small quarterly allowance from her b in l Timothy R.

8 slim volumes.
He commissioned a rose bred in her honour. pale cream and delicate. Judith Rossiter.

Christmas Angel was first published in Nov 1992 by Zebra [082173976X].
It was reissued in Dec 2001 [0821768433], Oct 2008 [9781420108200] and Nov 2013 [9781420131147].
It became available as an e-book, Jul 2013; and with a revised cover, Jan 2019 [9781614174479].

More info on the book is available here: Christmas Angel