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Sleepless in Staffordshire

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Sleepless In StaffordshireFrom the New York Times bestselling author of the Heiress Brides comes a heartfelt and hilarious Christmas romance…

Grieving widower Lord Matthias of Havensbeck Manor sends messages in a bottle to his lost wife and child, never knowing they are being found and read by spirited vicar’s ward Bernadette Goodrich!

It’s been six years since Matthias lost his family to a Christmas Eve fire at the manor. Still grieving, he secludes himself there every year, unable to bear the holiday celebrations of others. And every year, he sends his love and his broken dreams off in a series of letters tossed into the river.

Every holiday season, orphaned Bernadette looks for the dramatic and beautiful letters to arrive at her riverside vicarage. Will anyone ever love her the way the mysterious letter-writer loved? And who is the author of the heart-stopping letters she treasures so much?

A Christmas Ball brings the two together in a conspiracy by a mischievous little brother and an interfering butler. By turns heartfelt and hilarious, Sleepless in Staffordshire is a charming Regency historical take on the romantic Nora Ephron film “Sleepless in Seattle.”

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“Celeste Bradley has written an achingly beautiful winter tale.” — C Lewis – Amazon Reviewer

“I love her characters I get so attached! I have everything she’s written and they just keep getting better.” — S Hill – Amazon Reviewer

“Yes, it’s got funny parts, and yes it’s light-hearted, but Bradley hits you in the feels right out of the gate and doesn’t let go until the end. “ — Julie P – Amazon Reviewer

“This is classic Celeste Bradley at her best. It was both heart wrenching and heartwarming.” — S O’Byrne – Amazon Reviewer

“With Christmas celebrations over, and seeing a post of this new-to-me writer, I couldn’t resist one more holiday story. And I’m so glad I permitted myself this one final gift. A beautiful, bitter sweet story of love lost, and the bloom of a new love and new beginnings.” — Susan F – Amazon Reviewer

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Under the covers…

Sometimes when you have an idea burning in your imagination, but it doesn’t work with your current series, there’s only one thing you can do.

Start another series!

The Haven Holiday books are my new Christmas series. Every holiday season, I’ll publish another story set in the village of Haven in Staffordshire. Snowfall, sleigh rides, hot tea and fireside cuddles–all my favorite things about English Country Christmas!

My other favorite thing about Christmas? Holiday movies! So I thought I’d look to my favorite romantic holiday films for inspiration in capturing that perfect Christmas love story. I give you Sleepless in Staffordshire, starring the sorrowful Lord Matthias and the irrepressible Bernadette!

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