I must tell you all that if you are not familiar with the Malory family, you may be a little lost since some parts of plot tie into previous books. That being said, The Present is a warm holiday read and I highly recommend the Malory books to anyone who love historical settings, dashing lords, feisty ladies, and wonderful romance.
The Malory clan gather for the holidays and, just like with any family get together, there is some drama. A journal is discovered and they soon discover dark secrets of their family's past as they read the romance between Marquis, Christopher Malory, and a beautiful gypsy woman, Anastasia. The story of Christopher and Anastasia brings together Jason Malory and Molly, a family servant, who have kept their romance secret of 30 years. It was nice to see their love blossom, after it has been slowly uncovered through the previous books.
So, if you have time this busy season, pick up a Malory novel. ”