One Room at the Inn by Cheryl Bolen

When he helps a lovely widow and her two small children who have no home, little does he know it will change the course of both their lives.

One room at the inn

What more can happen to lovely young widow Charlotte Hale? She has to sell her wedding ring to buy food. A heartless landlady evicts her and her children from their London lodgings on the coldest night in a generation. And now Charlotte’s afraid this handsome stranger she’s traveling with will have her arrested. Dare she trust him to take her to the only person who can help their family?

Lord Philip Fenton promised the dying Captain Hale he would look after his family, but when he returns to England at Christmas, he arrives too late. The unfortunate family has been turned out of their home. He had thought the lovely widow calling herself Mrs. Leeming might be Mrs. Hale, but she is not. Nevertheless, he must help this impoverished family reach their destination in Lincolnshire, where he’s traveling to see his family. As is his custom, he conceals his aristocratic title, traveling under the name Mr. Fenton. 

They’re both concealing information, but as the journey continues the barriers between them lower. He gave her his word he was a gentleman. As a man of honor, he cannot allow her to know how her very presence creates a yearning in him, how he aches to take her in his arms, how one word from her could make this his best Christmas ever . . .

Genre: FICTION / Romance / Regency

Language: English

Keywords: Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Brigerton, Julia Quinn, holiday, Christmas, secrets, heartwarming

Word Count: 20,000

Sales info:

Amazon bestseller

USA Today bestseller multiple times

New York Times bestseller

Sample text:

Through all her travails Charlotte Hale had managed to never cry in front of her children. But today, as she slipped the gold wedding ring from her finger and handed it to the aged jeweler for the insignificant sum of three guineas, she was incapable of staunching the tears that had pent up inside of her since her husband’s death the previous year.

The jeweler’s craggy face collapsed in empathy, and he spoke in a gentle voice. “I cannot take your ring if it distresses you so, madam.”

“No please,” she said, panicked. Her tears abruptly ceased. She was in no position to be sentimental. She had to be strong for Susan and Eddie.  “My husband would have been happy that the ring he gave with love will help feed our children.” Sniff. Sniff.

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Already translated. Translated by Daniele Giuffrè
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