Thank you for visiting my website! Since winning the Golden Heart ® Award in 1997, I have written more than thirty books in the genres of historical romance, historical fiction, otherworld fantasy and inspirational romance. My work has been translated into more than a dozen languages with over three million copies
I have recently reissued two of my previously published novellas. The Viscount Meets His Match went on sale in July, followed by Her Mistletoe Kiss in November. In December Steeple Hill will be reissuing my novel, The Captain's Christmas Family in larger print. I am currently working on revisions for another novel in the Most Peculiar Season multi-author series - Scandal Takes a Holiday . To learn more about these projects, visit my Books Page!
Her Mistletoe Kiss Previously Published in the anthology Mistletoe Kisses
The Gift of a Second Chance
In the bleak midwinter of 1814, Christabel Wilton and her young son have little to celebrate. A soldier’s widow has enough trouble making ends meet the rest of the year, let alone at Christmas. The last person she expects, or wants, to see in her misery is Jonathan Frost, the suitor she jilted seven years ago.
Frost only means to pay a brief duty call on the Wiltons, but when he finds Christabel pale and feverish, he whisks her and her son away to his estate to recuperate. The only repayment he asks for his kindness is that they stay and help him celebrate the holidays.
Christabel reluctantly agrees. She is touched by Frost’s generosity, which she does not feel she deserves. The least she can do in return is bring some Yuletide cheer into his lonely life. Frost has never experienced such a warm, joyful Christmas. Yet he knows he must guard against having his heart broken again. The more time Christabel spends with Jonathan Frost, the more she regrets the deep hurt she caused him years ago. How easily she could lose her heart to him now…if only it is not too late!
" …long on emotions and the true spirit of the season: redemption, forgiveness and love."~ RT Book Reviews
The Viscount Meets His Match Previously Published in the anthology The Wedding Season
Much Ado About Nuptials!
Sebastian Viscount Benedict knows from bitter experience that marrying a woman of lower rank and fortune brings nothing but heartache. He is determined to prevent his beloved brother from making the same mistake by wedding the local squire’s daughter.
Rebecca Beaton disagrees. She is certain her former pupil, Hermione, truly loves the viscount’s brother and will make him a devoted wife. She tries to persuade formidable Lord Benedict to give the young couple his blessing.
In spite of their many differences, Sebastian finds himself drawn to forthright, loyal Rebecca. Yet he fears his admiration for the lady may overturn his good judgment and erode his resolve. Rebecca fights her growing attraction to Sebastian, which threatens to divide her loyalties…and perhaps break her heart. If only she can help him believe in true love once again, there may be hope for more than one happy ending!
"This exceptional Regency-era romance includes all the best aspects of that genre, plus higher sexual tension and a highly innovative plot. Deborah Hale has outdone herself to the complete advantage of the reader!" ~ RT Book Review
"Invite yourself to this sweet, sensitive, moving and utterly wonderful tale of love from the heart." ~ Affaire de Coeur
" With crisp dialogue, realistic interactions between the characters, and a small but varied cast, this well-written, entertaining tale is sure to please." ~ AOL Romance Fiction Forum
"This delightful, well-paced historical will leave readers smiling and satisfied." ~ Library Journal
"In her first crossover foray into fantasy, romance writer Hale nicely blends the two genres in an upbeat, feel-good story. " ~ Publisher's Weekly