The Wise Virgin
The Wise Virgin was first published on 1st Sep 1999 by Harlequin in the anthology The Brides of Christmas . This was reissued in Oct 2005 in trade p/b .
The Wise Virgin is available in another anthology published in Dec 2006 by Mills & Boon in the UK: Yuletide Weddings .
It is also available in yet another anthology by Harlequin in Oct 2008: A Bride by Christmas .
It became available as a stand-alone e-novella, 20th Nov 2018.
Read an excerpt of this story here.
It was a daring attempt to rescue Lady Nicolette de Montelan before her father finds out that she's pregnant with an enemy family's child, but it goes awry because Nicolette's cousin Joan has played the Blessed Virgin in the Christmas reenactment. After all, for Nicolette to do it would have been sacrilege!
Now, however, Lady Joan finds herself trapped in a cave on Christmas Eve with the great Edmund de Grave, the Golden Lion, and neither of them are pleased about it. He's annoyed that his plan has been spoiled and worried about his brother, now in enemy hands. She's disappointed that a distant hero has turned out to be the sort to get a lady with child outside of marriage. A mighty battle ensues, but one that ends up breaking ancient hatreds and bringing the true spirit of Christmas and love to everyone around.
Set in the Medieval period.
Where to buy The Wise Virgin e-novella:
Amazon US Amazon Canada Amazon UK Amazon Australia Nook
Where to buy the print anthologies:
The Brides of Christmas at Amazon US Yuletide Weddings at Amazon UK A Bride by Christmas at Amazon US
Note: only "pre-owned" copies of the print anthologies are available from: Alibris, AbeBooks, Amazon, etc.
There are no audio editions.