Katie Adams feels as if her whole world has shattered when she receives news that Nick Wellington’s engagement has been broken off. Engagement? How could he have asked someone else to marry him – someone she’s never even met?  She’s mad. She’s upset. She’s frustrated. And her roommate, Lizzie, his younger sister, hasn’t even told her about this?  

Katie’s waited her whole life for Nick. And he always said he was doing the same for her. How could he do this? When he shows up to pick both her and Lizzie up to bring them back to Strasburg in time for Christmas, she swears she won’t go. No way is she going to spend four days in a carriage staring at the man who has betrayed her.  

What she doesn’t know is Nick’s side of the story. But she’s about to find out.  

And he’s determined she’ll listen to it. And to him.  

Publisher’s Note: This is a sweet romance with old-fashioned disciplinary scenes.  

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He stopped when he heard it. A woman’s voice? Taking another step, he slid. Turning, listening, he heard it again, further away. His eyes darted in the direction from which it had come.

Surely, no one in their right mind would be out in this.

The next time he heard it, there was desperation in the sound. It almost had the sound of Katie’s voice, they day he’d found her outside the inn.

“Katie?” he shouted.

The wind was stronger now, almost a roar. Nick took off at a dead run, throwing caution to the wind. The ropes were still fastened from house to house and he slowed long enough to duck under them, picking up speed again. The familiar sound of blizzard winds drained him as he narrowed his eyes outward. The woods were not far off.

The sound met his ears once more, and his heart nearly stopped. It was not the sound of Katie’s voice he heard. The sound of wolves.

He saw her almost the same moment he saw them, coming toward her.


About the Author


Pippa Greathouse


Pippa Greathouse has been writing since the fifth grade, after each student was given an assignment to read aloud a story to the class of their writing.  One horrified teacher later and a class of students who thought the horror story was “cool,” and she was hooked.


Since then, the writing has continued.   She now is an author for Blushing Books, and loves what she does. Her favorite genre is historical fiction romances, where men are “strong, Alpha men” and their feisty ladies who are in need of the discipline their men are sure to provide. And historical fiction is perfect for that!


The Strasburg Chronicles:


Angelica’s Rescuer, Book One   https://tinyurl.com/lrj5nlr

Merrie’s Hero, Book Two  https://tinyurl.com/kzorv2l

Cinderella’s Lawman, Book Three  https://tinyurl.com/mvnzxzv

The Return of Lucy Grace, Book Four  https://tinyurl.com/lse4fo5

Miriam’s Rebirth, Book Five    http://preview.tinyurl.com/y9r4f7ej

Strasburg, The New Generation

Judging Cicely: https://tinyurl.com/yca8p699

Also (Not part of the series) Macie’s War   https://tinyurl.com/mjrn3tk

Time for Change:    https://tinyurl.com/ybynrwc5

Emerald Christmas https://tinyurl.com/yd9pkppz


She has also written two books with Ruby Caine:

“Conquered by the Captain” Book One of the Conquered series: https://www.amazon.com/Conquered-Captain-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07888DZQT/


And Book Two of the Conquered series,, “Conquered by the Commander:   https://www.amazon.com/Conquered-Commander-Book-2-ebook/dp/B07B66ZQXL/


Her amazon page may be found at:  https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01MY1AWFG

You may also find her website at    http://www.pippagreathouse.com/

Facebook Author page:  https://www.facebook.com/pippagreathouse/?ref=bookmarks

Twitter page:   https://twitter.com/PippaG6