The Christmas Wedding Gambit
The Christmas Wedding Gambit was first published on Jo's website as "A Christmas Present for my readers" in Dec 2005.
It is also available with other Christmas stories in the Mistletoe Kisses and Yuletide Joy boxed set, 20th Oct 2013.
Viscount Greystoke is at the end of his tether. A local chit is claiming that she's pregnant with his child and her family is demanding that he marry her. If he refuses, the girl's brother will call him out. And now the chit's fat, plain sister has invaded his house to suggest that he marry her instead.
It's taken all Frances Guysley's courage to take this bold step, but she knows it's the only way to avoid disaster for both families. A hasty marriage in Gretna Green could put all right -- if Lord Greystoke doesn't throttle her first.