Gracie Sandridge fell in love with Danny Harbaugh the first time she laid eyes on him. He was the most spectacular creature she’d ever seen, and she loved him from the seventh grade on. The trouble was that her daddy, the most steel-hearted, iron-willed man in southwestern Virginia, disapproved of Danny's family and was determined to keep them apart. But Daddy had also taught her that if she wanted something, she should “go the hell after it as hard as you can, and you just might get it”—so she did. The Princess of Sugar Valley is a heartwarming, endearing story about hope, heartache, and the strength of the human spirit, right when we need it the most.
This true wartime drama, written in the novel format made popular by Laura Hillenbrand, reveals the experience of Dorothy Joy Kinney Chambers M.D. and her family. From her primitive missionary hospital to starvation in the prison camp, Dorothy's story will grip your heart and inspire your admiration. This sweeping biographical novel brings to life the dramatic experience of a valiant woman who, armed only with the white coat of her profession, found the courage to live her life on the razor’s edge and survived it. It’s a captivating story of service and sacrifice, of love and the searing emotions that gripped this missionary doctor throughout her imperiled course.
A Lady of Passion is my "After Dark" version of the The Secret Bluestocking. The stories are nearly identical, but A Lady of Passion is rewritten slightly to allow Isobel and Francis' relationship to have a strong physical component. What would you do if you were intelligent, independent, wealthy and had an interest in archaeology? If you're the Honorable Miss Isobel Paley, you do as you please, but you would keep it as your most guarded secret. Isobel's story is set in a time of social change, after Mary Wollstonecraft published her famous "A Vindication on the Rights of Woman," positing (correctly, of course!) that women were not inferior to men. Even so, Society hadn't yet changed to the degree that a free-thinking woman of means could be open about her "unseemly" interests. Isobel happily pursues her intellectual (and other) passions without a care for marriage. She's perfectly capable of tending to her own life as a trendsetter in fashion during the Season and an archaeologist in Scotland during the summer. Marriage, she believes, is only the surrender of her legal identity, independence and fortune to the whims of a man. Further, celibacy, to Isobel, is a waste of youth. Then an accident outside her country estate brings Major Lord Francis Wheaton into her life and her home. Lord Francis, recently back from the Peninsular Wars, must convalesce at Isobel's manor, being too injured to travel. What follows is the tale of two strong-willed individuals, bo ...
Abigail McKinnie refuses to allow her sisters to be dispersed across the nation as mail order brides. Despite the fact the union soldiers took everything from them during their march through Atlanta-their lands scorched, house burned, food stolen-she won’t give up. With a plan in place, she sets out for Kansas to her second cousin under the guise of marriage. But instead, she plans to convince him that the seven of them can help run the homestead for him. Her plan is full proof, until she makes the arduous journey to discover he’s dead.
Owen Baker vows to never have a woman in his life again after the death of so many in his life, but when Abigail McKinnie struts onto his land claiming ownership on behalf of her dead cousin, he’s dumbfounded by her drive and beauty. Despite her abilities and their attraction, he vows to throw her over his horse to deliver her to the first train home the minute she recuperates from her trip.
Kansas, 1877. Sadie Sullivan lost everything when a herd of longhorn cattle bound for Dodge City trampled and destroyed her farm. Now she works in Dodge—one of the most wicked and lawless towns in the West—at the Northern Star saloon. But her survival in this new world of sin and violence depends on maintaining a lie so deadly it could end her life before the town of Dodge can.
The one man capable of unraveling all of Sadie's secrets is Noah Ballantyne, the Texan rancher whose herd destroyed her home. Back in town and taking up the role of deputy alongside legendary lawman Bat Masterson, Noah vows he won't leave until he's made things right. But with the saloon’s madam unwilling to release Sadie and a rich cattle baron wanting her as well, the odds aren’t in favor of finding love…or leaving town alive.
In a town ruled by sin, will he earn her love or her lies?
Do you really know your parents? Their loves? Their lives? Their secrets? Can a child ever recover lost memories and finally know the truth about his parents? This story begins in Paris in the thirties and ends in Israel in the nineties. It is told through four voices, whose lives and loves intertwine through a complex of feelings, secrets, and loyalties: Yakir, the cultured translator, and Jacob, the small town school teacher, are both involved back and forth in Betty’s life. Her son, the deserted, innocent witness, will later reconstruct the pieces, glued together by memories. A unique, impassioned true-life story interwoven with a true-life history But mostly, it is a novel about a unique woman, about desertions, loneliness, acceptance and forgiving. With exceptional sensitivity this family story unfolds, with heroes whose pain, joy, vulnerability, and vitality blend with moving historical events to create a tantalizing evocation of the power of the imagination to remember and heal what the heart has been striving to forget.
A Lady dying for love. A marriage of convenience. A selfish father. A Duke's dark secret. Will she gets to marry the man of her dreams?
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She never wanted to feel ignored by her father, sent away to live with her aunt.
The man she loves believes her absurd, the type of woman no man should be forced to marry.
True love doesn’t exist. Forever belongs in a storybook. Empress Ursila Ufran ran away with Royal Healer Draven for love. What she found was regret and heartbreak. Draven had approached her with an agenda, her father had committed treason, and everyone in House of Ufran had been beheaded. When a magical amulet gives her a second chance at life, she has to avoid her mistakes and prevent her family’s downfall before it’s too late.
Get ALL THREE REGENCY HISTORICAL ROMANCES in the Wedding Trouble 3-Book Collection! #1 Don't Tie the Knot #2 Dukes Prefer Bluestockings #3 The Earl's Christmas Consultant Don't Tie the Knot Georgiana Butterworth is startled when a handsome Scotsman breaks into her bedroom and brandishes money. Evidently he's mistaken her for her newly engaged sister and is trying to bribe her into not marrying his brother. Georgiana knows one thing: she won't permit this man to ruin her sister's chance for everlasting happiness. Dukes Prefer Bluestockings When the roguish Duke of Vernon gains possession of some terrible, utterly shocking news about Charlotte, Charlotte needs to act quickly to keep the duke from revealing her secret. The Earl's Christmas Consultant Flora has been masquerading as a French maid for years. Though she despises having to hide her skill at the piano and has no innate fondness for mending, she is happy to no longer be on the run. When Lord Wolfe McIntyre, a handsome earl who sent butterflies fluttering through her chest as a child, discovers her French is atrocious, Flora is in immediate need of a new position, lest her true identity be discovered. Unfortunately, her new position turns out to be at the same earl's Scottish manor... Enjoy this Regency romance boxed set collection!
Adirondack tells a story of women’s empowerment and forbidden love in a time when “that just wasn’t done.” The summer of 1897 should have been like any other summer for Anna Tattersall. Along with her husband, Will, and their two boys, they spent every summer in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Her time was spent at teas and parties and all the societal happenings among the well to do who summered in Keene Valley. But that all changed when a freak storm sent Anna’s world spinning out of control and she fell into the arms of another man. He was a gentleman of letters who was wealthy, and ever so handsome. Thus begins the story of a young woman coming into her own, discovering her true self and true love for the first time in her life.
Kentucky belle Seraphina Jones craves a dashing stranger worth kissing. When she spies her handsome, half-naked hired hand at the riverbank, she thinks her dreams of romance have come true. But this Texican is wanted for murder.
Jesse Quaid can't let Sera's sweet kisses distract him from rendezvousing with Cass, a childhood friend, to clear his name of a crime he didn't commit.
But then a case of mistaken identity turns Cass into Jesse's deadliest rival for Sera's heart. Now, Sera must find a way to end the feud before the man she loves is lost forever.
(Note: This book introduces Cass, hero of the spin-off series, Lady Law & The Gunslinger.)
"Spellbinding! Ms. deWolfe (draws) you into the story from page one and keeps you eyebrow-deep until the very last word. I laughed loudly and cried soundly while reading this book. I HIGHLY recommend her books to anyone who enjoys historical romance.” ~ Amazon Reviewer (5 stars)
"Adrienne writes from the heart. The best part of the book for me is the wedding ceremony. I pictured this so clear in my head, it felt like I was there with Jesse and Sera." ~ Suzie Welker, Bunny's Reviews (5 stars)
Velvet Lies Series, In Order:
Scoundrel for Hire
His Wicked Dream
Seduced By An Angel
Lady Law & The Gunslinger
Raphael Jones is a Kentucky-born scoundrel, who has never played by the rules. When Colorado mining heiress, Silver Nichols, hires him to stop her precious daddy from marrying a golddigger, Rafe sets out to seduce Silver and win her fortune. But beneath Silver's cool veneer, Rafe encounters a sweet vulnerability and an aching secret that threatens to send his whole world up in smoke. Now the wily scoundrel must choose: walk away or wager the one thing he can't afford to lose, his heart.
Winner: KISS Award for sexy heroes (Romantic Times Magazine) Also RT's "Reviewer's Pick."
“A delightful, laugh-out-loud romp that will lift your spirits and have you cheering for more.” ~ Kathe Robin, Romantic Times Magazine
“Wickedly funny! This book sizzles with a scoundrel you won’t mind losing your heart to.” ~ Christina Dodd, New York times Best-selling Author
“A humorous western romance that will enchant sub-genre fans. Silver is a delightful lead, but the book belongs to that rapscallion, Rafe, robber of readers’ hearts. This is another winner for deWolfe.”~ Harriet Klausner, Affaire de Coeur
Velvet Lies Series, In Order:
Scoundrel for Hire
His Wicked Dream
Seduced By An Angel
Lady Law & The Gunslinger
The Lady’s Choice is the captivating story of Ruthie, a beautiful and shapely farm girl and her elicit and unlikely romance with Salmon, a handsome noble and the nephew of Edinburgh Castle in 1885. In addition to the spicy encounters of Scottish Historical Romance; the storyline also features an emotional fight to care for a semi-abandoned 5 year old boy, unwanted attentions from the town’s crooked mayor and a surprising ‘happily ever after’ ending. When Salmon and his young son Ben straggle into Ruthie’s life during a torrential rainstorm, she does what comes naturally to her – she protects Ben and helps him recover after a long walk in poor conditions. But where is the boy’s mother and why is his father Salmon (who she is instantly attracted to) acting so mysteriously? How can Ruthie ensure that her family farm is cared for and continue to care for Ben, who needs motherly love and direction? Will she agree to become Salmon’s live-in nanny, while other evil men in the castle are helpless to prevent uncomfortable sexual attempts of nanny romance towards the irresistible Ruthie?
A beastly prince. An enchanting beauty. Only love can break the spell. Once upon a time… The wicked King Thorn forced the enchantress Zuleika to cast a terrible curse. She fled his court to travel the world, helping those who need her magic most. Until a search for her merchant father’s lost ships leads her to an enchanted island, where Prince Vardan, the island’s ruler, is afflicted by the most powerful curse Zuleika has ever encountered. She’s not sure she can reverse the spell, but she’s determined to try. After all, a prince who fights pirates can’t be all bad…no matter how beastly his appearance. Together, can the enchanting beauty and the beastly prince break the spell?
An unlikely duo. A wicked witch. Whatever it takes to find their way home. Once upon a time… Rhona is certain her stepmother wants to kill her and her sisters, and she’ll stop at nothing to do it. Leaving them in the woods alone, drugging their food and drink…is nothing safe? Bitter at his brother’s betrothal, Grieve is banished to Rum Island as a squire to Rhona’s father. Grieve thought he had enough trouble with Rhona’s stepmother and the threat of war with Alba, until a witch takes Grieve and Rhona prisoner. Can Rhona and Grieve survive long enough to find their happily ever after?
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is a serial! The books may have cliffhangers and hooks to make you want to continue to the next book. Do not begin if you don't want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy will consist of four books--Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise. Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon--here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country's most turbulent times--Southern Legacy Serial. Belle of Charleston, Book One In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen,their character could never be questioned--loyalty, honor, duty to one's country, God and family. It was the tie that binds until...their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman--Josephine Buchanan Wright. Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomerys cousins...until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?
Gwynevere never wanted to be queen of Camelot or any kingdom for that matter. Being King Terryn’s niece provided her enough privileges without the constant pressure of an heir. But then the king is betrayed, the castle covered in fire, and Gwynevere is forced to flee into the Cursed Woods and hide in a tree. Except, when daylight breaks, she finds the tree doesn’t want her to leave. Ensnared by the bark of the blasted tree, Gwynevere is held hostage in the Cursed Woods until Alistair, a young man with purple eyes and a streak of silver hair, sets her free. But the world isn’t as it was. Her uncle is dethroned and all she knew are now ten years older. Filled with revenge and obligated to defend her family name, Gwynevere sets off to discover what happened the night Camelot burned. Yet there are those who want the past to remain rewritten and Gwynevere silenced. If the kingdom is ever to be as it was, she must gather the strength within herself to correct history, find Camelot’s greatest knight, Arthur, and slay the false king or risk having the truth remain hidden. "Author Natasha D Lane has an exquisite writing style that had me engaged from start to finish. I found it surprisingly difficult to put the book down and even began daydreaming about the incredible world she has brought to life." -Dax Munro from daxwrites.com
Lady Serena Chamberlain loves horses and racing almost as much as she hates Elliott Beckett. The two families’ have been in a feud all her life though she has never thought to question why. It just is. More than anything she wants to win The Wakefield Chase. Only her best horse is nervous on the track. At each race meeting Elliot beats her and his attitude is insufferable. When the old Duke dies and Elliot becomes the new Duke of Shawcross his father tries to explain and end the long running feud. Only he left it too late and died before he could finish. On the reading of the will Elliot is told that he must marry Serena or lose his wealth. Suddenly he starts to see his spirited rival in a different light. As he uncovers the mysteries of the past the frivolities of the present are no longer so important. Can he overcome Serena's mistrust? When Elliot finds out another secret the old rivalry takes on a different meaning and more than just his own future is in jeopardy. Will he do the right thing or will an age old misunderstanding bring down two great families’? Find out if love can conquer distrust in this sweet and wholesome romance by bestselling author Charlotte Darcy.
Cloanne had traveled to the most dangerous town in South Dakota in order to become a mail-order bride, only to learn the man she was betrothed to had lied. At the age of thirty-one, she was considered by most to be a dried-up spinster who would never achieve her dream of a husband and family. Ronaldo is smitten with the beautiful blonde from the first time he sets eyes on her, and when her proposed marriage falls through, he takes it upon himself to court her. Cloanne accepts Ronaldo's offers of dinner and looks forward to spending time with him each day, but all is not as it appears. Is their growing attraction doomed to fail due to secrets and lies? What will happen when Cloanne falls into the hands of a notorious outlaw? This is part of a multi-author series but read as a stand alone.
Surrounded by Rumor…Betrothed to a Rake… Caught between two brothers…How will she ever find love..? Over 300 Pages Miss Julia Bellevue has never been fond of high Society, and if possible Society is even less fond of Miss Julia Bellevue. Tales of her mother’s scandalous affair have made Julia an object of ridicule amongst the Ton for years and Julia would much prefer to be left out of their cruel games. But now Julia’s late father has secretly betrothed her to one of their number. The devilishly handsome Baron of Fawkland. A gentleman whose reputation is even worse than Julia’s own. Everyone says he is a terrible rake and a scoundrel, but if she refuses to marry The Baron she is to lose her inheritance! How could her father do this to her? Julia must now travel to Bath for the summer to meet her unwanted intended, and his equally handsome brother. Caught in a whirlwind of rumors, picnics, parties and balls where no one is whom they pretend to be Julia must decide what she really wants…
World War 2 action, thriller and romance. The haunted mind of a brave, young German patriot; the treachery and bitter betrayal of the Third Reich, soothed by the arms of a forbidden affair.
Explores the Holocaust, the massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane, the German occupation of Paris, Coco Chanel's relationship with the Third Reich and British Queen Alexandra nurses posted to Normandy after the D Day landings. Spins some true events.
Action, sadness, hope and a sensual romance between an SS Officer and a British nurse.
‘On Either Side’ is essentially a love story set during World War 2 between a young German SS Officer, Karl Wulf, and an English nurse Brenda King. The couple meet late in the book when Karl is wounded at the Battle for Caen and brought to a British Field Hospital on the outskirts of the city.
Before this Karl is awarded the Knight’s Cross for courage and loyalty to the Reich demonstrated on the Eastern Front, and is assigned by Heinrich Himmler for rest and recuperation to the Sobibor death camp in a benign role to convalesce for a few weeks before being sent back to active service. Here he discovers the true purpose of the camp and is appalled and mentally scarred by the genocide he witnesses. With the help of another guard at the camp he plans a successful escape of a small group of Jewish prisoners. However, he is suspected of collusion with the escape and so sent back to Berlin. But Himmler admires the qualities of Karl, hi ...
She’s the other sister . . . Overshadowed by the beauty of her older sister, Lillian is better known as the other Tisdale; unremarkable and unsure how she will ever deliver on the promise of her family's name. He’s a rake in need of reforming . . . Will Colton leads a frivolous existence, embracing notoriety instead of managing his family’s fortune. Determined to forget his financial burden and his father’s growing resentment, he maintains a lifestyle dedicated to pleasure and self-indulgence. When Will is invited to the Tisdale estate for an extended holiday, he never expects to become friends with the forgettable Lillian. But when a family secret comes to light, he must choose between leaving London and protecting the honor of one woman or staying and risking the reputation of another. Upon his return, Will finds the girl he left behind has come out of the shadows and into her own. Lillian’s finally the center of attention, and not all of it good. With his own reputation in tatters, can a reformed rake lure her out of the hands of London's bachelors and back into his own arms? Can he escape his past and reclaim her heart, or has he lost her forever?
Exactly whose handfasting is this? Senna feels like naught but an inconvenience at her own wedding.
Lyran’s father seems determined to take over in his pursuit of power, and Senna worries that the man she’s marrying is nothing more than his father’s puppet.
Written as a prequel to the Hengist medieval adventure series, this gives snapshots in the lives of Senna and Lyran - a couple of medieval healers not averse to using a dollop of earth magic and oodles of humour in their work. What they don't yet realise is their higher purpose - to heal an entire world.
For fans of Call the Midwife, Poldark and Robin Hood, this is book #1 in a cozy-mystery series, the fourth book will be out in May 2019.
Upstate New York, 2012. Emily Stanton, a sociology major, graduates from college and is obligated to work for the mysterious company that funded her education. But a job with Evergreen Research Corporation is not what she expected. From fancy balls and operas to corsets and kid gloves, Emily learns to be a specialist in 1910 society. In the process, she finds herself fully immersed in the lives of wealthy aristocrats and industry leaders, whose thirst for power leads them to manipulate everything, including time. Thrust into this strange and dangerous world, Emily becomes their most important asset.
Unable to trust her coworkers or her surroundings, however, Emily finds herself alone—with her very survival in the hands of a handsome stranger, Wendell Beringer. Unfortunately, Emily soon discovers that he has a few secrets of his own. Can she trust this man or the feelings she develops for him? Only time will tell.
Follow Emily’s unexpected journey, where journal entries to her deceased aunt and the powerful secrets they contain, become her only link to the life she once knew and the future she must choose to follow.
A disgraced East Coast family A daughter left all alone in the world A man struggling to keep his families dream alive Alysse Rearden has led a fortunate life, one that includes a fiancé eagerly waiting to marry her, but, when her father is sent to prison for fraud, the privileged lifestyle that she once knew comes crashing down around her. Her mother, unable to cope with the stigma, leaves Alysse to cope by all herself. East Coast society is frowning upon her, and there is no hope of her ever returning to the life she once knew, even her fiancé, unable to face the disgrace, has deserted her… In desperation, Alysse applies to become a mail order bride. Surely this will be the answer to her prayers? She travels to Texas to meet and marry the man she has corresponded with, but is he really who he says he is? Can Alysse finally find the happiness she truly deserves? Or, will her past finally catch up with her, destroying the only chance at happiness she has?
Anna-Maria and Captain Laurence have a past. A past that she remembers fondly every day. Back then, she naively believed that he would choose her for his very own, but that hadn’t happened. Why would the son of a duke marry a lowly tenant farmer’s daughter, anyway? Now, years later, Anna-Maria was beside herself with joy at finding him fighting in Portugal. She was certain he wouldn’t remember her. She was wrong. Laurence did remember her. And he realizes how terribly he had treated her. His guilt was making it difficult for him to face her now that they were in the same place again. Anna-Maria believes she has a chance at love. Laurence feels too much shame and regret to act on his wishes to court her. Even though Anna-Maria won’t give up, she worries that it’s too late. That too much has happened to change his mind. When a tragedy makes Laurence rethink his priorities, will Anna-Maria play into his plan? Or is it really too late?
Can he lose the disguise... and find himself? St. John Fotheringay-Phipps has nearly forgotten who he truly is. As the dashing, amusing dandy known to all in society as Fungy, he has hidden himself behind a mask of merriment. But he is reminded that there are pleasures beyond society -- when he finds himself feeling responsible for the innocently lovely and fiercely intellectual Rose, the daughter of a famed archaeologist, and her charming, if socially inept, family. Rose Grace knows that she cannot gamble with her future. She has suddenly been thrust into the role of mother to her two young sisters, companion to her brilliant, distracted father --and family savior. She needs to do the right thing -- to forget her own desires and quickly find a wealthy husband before the creditors come beating at their door. Then why is she distracted by the foppishly handsome Fungy, who seems so very irresponsible and pleasure-loving? Surely he's the last person whose advice she should follow! Can Rose wager her heart to help St. John find his way to the man he wants to be?
Could you ever love the unrepentant rake who won you in a wager? He didn’t gamble on losing his heart when he won her at the gaming tables. Pierce, the Earl of Wainthorpe has finally thwarted his worst enemy. Except he can’t revel in his victory after winning his foe’s ward in a winner-takes-all wager. If Pierce refuses to assume Bianca Salisbury’s guardianship, the fiery-haired beauty with a matching temper may very well find herself sold to the highest bidder. The shameful secret she guards makes it impossible to love a rogue. Desperate to escape her blackguard cousin, Bianca Salisbury ventures to London to find a husband or employment. Instead, she’s bartered to a notorious rakehell. She either risks being compromised and accepts The Earl of Wainthorpe’s protection, or flees him and her guardian. But without money and a place to go, she fears she’ll face the same tragic fate as her mother. Caution: This romance features a sexy, irredeemable scoundrel determined to thumb his nose at the haut ton, a saucy country miss unafraid to speak her mind but terrified of even a hint of scandal, a unlikely aristocratic matchmaker, a trio of busybody sisters you’ll adore, and a very pregnant calico that is convinced humans are only around for her convenience. For a page-turning Historical Romance novel brimming with Regency England’s rakish dukes and rapscallion lords, buy this passionate adventure sprinkled with suspense and humor. You won’t be able to put it down.
When the beautiful, hot-tempered Bailey McShane bursts into the cattlemen's saloon, waving her shotgun and accusing the cowboys of theft, simmering tempers start to boil.
Bailey wants restitution for the fence posts that some low-down cowpokes burned to steal precious water from her land.
No self-respecting cattleman would be caught dead siding with a sheep rancher, like Bailey—and yet Zack Rawlins, the youngest, elected president of the Cattlemen's Association, can't resist this pint-sized wildcat with the big blue eyes. With drought-stricken Bandera County on the brink of range war, Zack faces political suicide if he can’t find a way to mend fences between Bailey and his cattle-ranching neighbors.
But what's a cowboy to do with an unpredictable woman who refuses to be tamed?
4.5 Stars! – Romantic Times Magazine
Winner, Best Historical Romance of the Year, Calico Trails Magazine
Winner, Cameo Award for Strong Woman Characters, Calico Trails Magazine
Winner, K.I.S.S. Award for Heroes, Romantic Times Magazine
Finalist, Reviewers Choice Award (Best Book in a Series), Romantic Times Magazine
"With a true understanding of a woman's heart, Adrienne deWolfe brings two special people together. Snappy dialogue, sharp repartee, a realistic portrait of the era—as well as plenty of passion." ~Ka ...
One reclusive bluestocking...
Fiona Amberly is more intrigued by the Roman ruins near her manor house than she is by balls. When her dying grandmother worries about Fiona's future, Fiona stammers that she's secretly engaged. Soon she finds herself promising that she will introduce her husband-to-be by Christmas.
One dutiful duke...Percival Carmichael, new Duke of Alfriston, is in a hurry. He's off to propose to London's most eligible debutante. After nearly dying at Waterloo, he's vowed to spend the rest of his life living up to the ton's expectations.
Lord Marcus Bowles has stained his family's reputation for the last time. Only after spending a scandal-free year restoring some far-flung property can this second son return in good graces. But Marcus isn't one to abandon a lone damsel on a dark country lane. One stolen kiss and Genevieve Turner's handsome midnight savior disappears. Typical. No matter, Gen is finally on the way to her new post, and hopefully to finding her grandmother as well. Instead she finds her mischievous hero is her new employer. Surely a few more kisses won't hurt... Midnight Meetings series Meet the Earl at Midnight, book 1 The Lady Meets Her Match, book 2 The Lord Meets His Lady, book 3 Meet a Rogue at Midnight, book 4 (a novella)
It's 18th century London, where an Earl loses a vast sum of money to his good friend, a Duke. To settle the debt, the Earl suggests that he marry his fourteen year old daughter to the Duke’s twenty-one year old son. The marriage takes place the next morning. She is terrified, and he is furious. Calling her an ugly dowd, he leaves immediately after the ceremony on the Grand Tour and does not return for four years. When he returns, two adults who have barely met, and don’t even recognize each other must build a marriage. Can these two strong and determined personalities learn to overcome the resentments of the past, and convert the misunderstandings of the present into a passionate love affair on which they can build a life? If you love a sexy romance this version is definitely for you! I guarantee, you'll never look at a library in quite the same way again. If you like sweet romance with NO sex, please buy "A Most Unusual Situation", the "Traditional" (sweet, no sex) version of the same story. The novel is based on actual history, that of the Earl of March and Lady Sarah Cadogan. The historical details can be found in my blog at AHeyerLove.com. The Earl of Cadogan did marry his daughter, Lady Sarah Cadogan, to the Duke of Richmond’s son, the Earl of March, sight unseen as a way of settling an enormous gambling debt he owed the Duke. They were married the day after the agreement was made, and the infuriated Earl of March departed on his Grand Tour immediately thereafter, n ...
Trouble is no match for a lady of the extended Worthington family—except when it comes in the form of a most irresistible gentleman . . . Lady Charlotte Carpenter’s brother-in-law has put an infamous brothel owner out of business—yet it is Charlotte who suffers the consequences. Abducted by thugs and held at an inn, she is plotting her escape when she’s suddenly rescued by a dashing gentleman. Only afterward does she realize she’s seen him before—with two courtesans! Unwilling to tarry with such a man, Charlotte makes her second escape. But it is too late to repair her reputation . . . A known gossip has spied Charlotte’s movements, and his report is speeding through the rumor mill. Soon, everyone knows that Charlotte spent the night with Constantine, Marquis of Kenilworth. And everyone agrees the only answer is marriage—including Constantine himself, his overjoyed mother—and his mistress! But Charlotte’s abductors aren’t finished with her yet. Now Constantine will do anything to protect the spirited woman he loves and win her heart . . .
It's 1950 in Sydney, Australia. A masquerade ball, a lecherous man harassing young artist Zoe Lambros and Zoe's kind hearted lover, Eva Haralambos, steps in to protect the woman she loves. Her lover Eva has a plan to defend Zoe's honor and give the notorious legendary Australian artist Fletcher his comeuppance! Eva is a dark haired, blue eyed, six-foot tall peaceful and gentle woman but to defend Zoe against Fletcher she is to metamorphosize into a tattooed, leather clad Greaser (known in Australia as Widgies) on her own intimidatory mission. Can the tender, kind-hearted Eva become a tough Widgie Knight for her lady in distress? This Intertwined Souls Series Novella series also features a journal entry for the night by Zoe. It's late evening and Zoe has taken her journal to write about Eva's efforts to defend her honor. Zoe reflects on the woman that she loves and how Eva transformed into her knight. Eva reveals who she imitated to achieve the intimidating figure she became. Featuring Brazilian artist Lucia Nobrega's illustrations of Eva and Zoe Lambros from the Intertwined Souls Series. A Widgie Knight was recently turned into a radio play and performed on BlogTalk Radio show Sherri's Playhouse.
Mail Order Bride With A Secret Minnie Ravenel needs a husband now and an escape out of Charleston. Her mother answers an ad for a mail order bride in Angel Creek Montana, hoping that when Minnie arrives, the man will accept her and her unborn child. Tripp Maddox isn’t looking for a wife, but when he sees Minnie standing alone on the street crying, something about her situation reminds him of his own losses. A lonely rancher, with Christmas only a two months away, he asks her to marry him. Can two desperate strangers make a life together or will the past tear them apart?
The Dolan Girls by S. R. Mallery has it all. Set in Nebraska during the 1800s, whorehouse madams, ladies of the night, a schoolmarm, a Pinkerton detective, a Shakespeare-quoting old coot, brutal outlaws, and a horse-wrangler fill out the cast of characters. Added to the mix are colorful descriptions of an 1856 land rush, Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show, Annie Oakley, bank/train robberies, small town local politics, and of course, romance. Two, in fact!
When Julian Hertford's father vanishes from their Paris gambling house, he follows a clue to England, hoping to elicit assistance from his mother's relatives. But finding his father proves to be a tangled web that will bring love, scandal and murder in it's wake and change his life forever. Georgian adventure romance to delight readers of Georgette Heyer, Lucinda Brant and Ashley Gardiner.
Elan Amsel understands what it means to be an Israeli. He's sacrificed the woman he loved, his marriage, and his life for Israel. When Israel went to war and Elan was summoned in the middle of the night he did not hesitate to defend his country. Even though he knew, he would pay a terrible price for his decision. Elan is not a perfect man by any means. He can be cruel. He can be stubborn and self-righteous. But he is brave, and he loves more deeply than he will ever admit. This is his story. However, it is not only his story; it is also an account of the lives of the women who loved him. Katja, the girl who he cherished but could never marry, who would haunt him forever. Janice, the spoiled American that he wed to fill a void, who would keep a secret from him that would one day shatter him. And...Nina, the beautiful Mossad agent who Elan longed to protect, but knew that he could not. "To Be An Israeli" spans from the beginning of the Six-Day War in 1967 through 1986 when a group of American tourists are on their way to visit their Jewish homeland. This book is a saga of a people who to this day live under the constant threat of war and terrorism. It is the story of a nation built on the blood of her people, a people who understand that if Israel is to survive they must put Israel first. These are the Israelis.
The earl's goal was to find his missing sister. The last thing he expected to find was love. Having spent two years abroad to avoid his father's schemes to see him wed, Oliver Darby returns to England to claim his inheritance. As Earl of Stanton, and confirmed bachelor, he expects to settle into a comfortable life. However, when he discovers his sister, Rose, is missing and has not been seen for six months, it's evident his father is capable of manipulating events from beyond the grave. When Nicole Flint accepted the role of paid companion to Lady Rose Darby, nothing was as it seemed. Whisked away from London to a haunted manor that once housed the insane, the two ladies are kept prisoner with no hope of reprieve. But when an opportunity arises for one of them to escape, Nicole knows she must be the one to stay. After all, her purpose for working has nothing to do with money, and everything to do with the need to hide from her controlling brother. Thrown together in a wild adventure full of lies and deceit, guilt forces Oliver and Nicole to search for the lost Lady Rose. The overwhelming attraction that exists between them only complicates matters. He's a man driven by passion and lust. She's a lady looking for true love. But on their journey of discovery, both must learn that the two are inexplicably entwined.
Glenn Ward needs a miracle. His wife is dying and leaving behind twin newborn sons. He returns from the war a changed man. Guilt stains his soul, and anger is growing in his heart. Anika Coltrane needs a miracle of her own. After burying her husband and newborn daughter on the same day, she is in a desperate situation. How will she care for her six-year-old daughter? An answered prayer brings two families together. Anika agrees to become a wet-nurse for the family. Delaney needs a safe place to grow up, away from sorrow and fear. Will they find shelter with the Ward family? Two broken-hearted families must find a way to move past the pain and choose forgiveness. Will they feed the shadows growing in their hearts or allow God to heal their wounds?
Layne Fletcher, the only girl in a family of three boys, has grown up learning to use a sword and joust, but she is not a knight. She and her brothers have been traveling from tourney to tourney to make enough coin to buy their own farm to shelter their ailing father. When her brother is found unconscious before an important tournament, Layne takes his place on the jousting field against... Griffin Wolfe, the undefeated jousting champion. When he is unhorsed by a slip of a woman who is not a knight, he demands retribution. His honor will not allow him to let a woman be thrown in the dungeon and he has no choice but to pay her fine, ordering her to travel with him until her brothers can repay him. Griffin attempts to educate Layne in the art of being a woman, but finds he is attracted to her exciting personality and uncommon beauty despite her less than lady like ways. But someone is trying to sabotage Griffin as he competes in the tournaments. Can Layne and Griffin discover who the culprit is while keeping their families safe and their growing attraction secret?
-Crystal: Elizabeth's story: the stand alone Sequel to Alana - An Epic American Historical Romance —From the best selling author of ALANA and Run On The Wind, Monica Barrie brings you the continuing story of story of Alana Belfores and Crystal Revanche. —From the heights of San Francisco's Nob Hill society, to the bordellos of Virginia City and Charleston, Elizabeth Montgomery fights for her life, and battles to stop those who arrested her brother as a Confederate spy, burned her home to the ground, and sold her off to a bordello. —Taking the name Crystal Revanche, Elizabeth Montgomery fights her way back from the depths of human bondage to avenge her family and herself. From San Francisco to Charleston, where she saves Alana Belfores from a fate similar to her own. Together, Alana and Crystal fight the corruption of the 1860s business world.. —What Crystal did not expect, was to find love within the ruins of her life. A love she must run from, before it destroys him as well. —Vengeance, power, money, and love drive Crystal to seek justice against the men behind the consortium who stole her family's shipping company, murdered her friends and family, and tried to silence her forever.
Meet the Earl of Redmere in the 1st book in the Rogues of Redmere series, a brand new Regency romance series by #1 bestselling author Samantha Holt. Red never shies away from a challenge. Never. But when Miss Hannah St. John strides into his life demanding—yes, demanding—he help her, he’s certain she’s more challenge than even he can handle. Hannah is determined to transport an artifact from France—one that will change everything—even if it means working with a lawless man like Red. Nothing is more important than preserving history. Nothing. Not even the touch of a smuggler who inconceivably makes her stomach twist. When it becomes clear the irritating bluestocking will do anything for this blasted artifact and needs saving from herself, the earl-turned-smuggler steps in. Carting a cursed stone across the country with a know-it-all woman is not Red’s idea of fun, particularly when their journey runs far from smoothly…so why does he find himself enjoying her company just a little too much?
She’s stolen gold… will she steal his heart? Lena Mae has been turning down the advances of men and potential suitors for marriage. She has not met a man worthy of her attention or her hand. Looking for adventure and learning of the route between England and Paris where gold is hauled and transported, Lena is determined to steal enough gold bars to live alone and never need to consider the advances of another man. William Mason is responsible for guarding the train and the gold bars buried inside the safes. He has always been a man of the law. When he discovers that the safe transporting the gold has been broken in to and there are thieves on the train, he enlists the help of the young Lena Mae, who has caught his attention. Traveling alone with a story to tell, she appears to be the most honest person and the one least likely to be involved, given her dainty size. His assumptions are wrong. Learning of her betrayal, he must decide how to enforce his rule and whether she should be disciplined – or arrested and handed over to the authorities for her crimes.
This is a fabulous set of 4 full-length medieval romance novels. Heroic Tales of Medieval Romance contains these four medieval romance novels: My Noble Knight A LADY longs to try her skills by competing in the joust. A noble KNIGHT is sworn to the traditional ways of chivalry and to uphold the rules of the joust. Can they work together to discover who is trying to sabotage him while keeping their growing attraction secret? Midnight Shadow When the unjust rules of a neighboring lord terrorize her friends, Bria Delaney dons the mask and cloak of her childhood hero to right the wrongs and save them from oppression. Torn between the woman he longs to trust and the outlaw he has vowed to hang, Terran Knowles vows to find the truth. Will a legendary hero find love in the arms of her enemy? The Lady and the Falconer He is a MYSTERIOUS FALCONER, intent on reclaiming what is rightfully his. She is the LADY of Castle Fulton, determined to keep her people safe from the siege that threatens them all. Can they overcome betrayal and vengeance to find healing love? A Knight of Honor Taylor Sullivan flees the tragic flames that destroyed her family by arming herself with a quick sword and a sharp tongue, hiring herself out as a mercenary. Slane Donovan is a knight of honor, sworn to uphold his oath and his word. He seeks the woman who wears the Sullivan ring, determined to bring her back to Castle Donovan to fulfill a promise made to his brother. There are others who seek the Sullivan woman ...
Miss Primrose needs to be punished. A member of the wickedly wanton Inn of the Red Chrysanthemum, where the most taboo and illicit pleasures are indulged, Miss Primrose—or Mistress Primrose, as she prefers—left Nicholas Edelton a shell of a man. Now his older brother, Spencer Edelton, the Marquess of Carey, intends to provide her a set-down she will never forget. Weary from exacting her revenge upon the man who raped her sister, Beatrice Primrose has had her fill of men of privilege and presumption, but she accepts a fateful invitation from a handsome nobleman to spend a sennight at his estate for a grand sum of money. She soon learns, however, that she will not get to reprise her role as Mistress. To her horror, she finds his lordship expects her to submit to him! But Beatrice won’t give in so easily. In a clash of wills, fueled by vengeance and lust, Lord Carey and Miss Primrose wrestle for dominance in, and out of, the bedchamber. Their biggest struggle, however, may be against their own desires… Can Miss Primrose take what she dishes? And will Lord Carey succumb or succeed in punishing Miss Primrose?
ONE PRINCESS. TWO HUSBANDS. BY ORDER OF THE KING. A princess falls in love with a handsome knight; the stuff of fairy tales, but not very remarkable, even in an age where love was hardly a prerequisite for marriage. It is the princess, Joan of Kent, who is remarkable. Forbidden by the king to marry, she does it anyway, in secret. When the King discovers what she has done, he is furious. He has more pressing concerns than love and forces her to bigamy. But still she will not give up. Who is this young woman, who would dare defy her family, and even her king, for ten long years just to win the man she loves? Will she succeed - and what will happen if she does? She was known in her time as 'a vain and indecent woman.' This is her true story, told by the one man who knew her best, - though she did not remember him at all.
Louisa Bramick is too busy keeping her father, the Baron of Grimsey, from gambling his life away following the death of her mother to worry that she is not the most popular debutante of the Season. The Duke of Montrose is attracted to the young woman who is avoided by all the other eligible bachelors of the ton. As the most eligible of all, the Duke is careful to refrain from showing too much attention to any of the debutantes, not wishing to start rumors that he has chosen his future Duchess. Until he sees Louisa, and is ready to break his own rules. He is quite taken with the young woman, but is taken aback when she rebuffs him. Then a wager brings them face-to-face in a dangerous scheme that could change both their lives forever. The Duke’s Gamble is a Clean Short Read Regency Historical Romance and is part of the Peers of Eton series. Each story is a complete standalone story.
I married a notorious rake who was rumored to be incredible lover; only what I got was a cold and distant husband. Constance a first year debutant married Radolf the count of Rutland. Radolf had a dark secret he planned on keeping separate from his marriage. Pain and pleasure were not something you exposed a lady to and his wife was a lady. Constance could not believe this cold and distant man was the incredible lover all the women spoke about. Why couldn't she have married his best friend Edward Sutherland? Radolf is having a hard time restraining his desire for his wife and when she push him over the edge he has no choice but to introduce her to his locked room for punishment. Constance is shocked but his passion and the desire he unlocks inside of her, help her to quickly accept this side of her husband. However, when Edward begins to seduce her, and she realizes she attracted to and wants both men, she doesn't know what to do. Will Radolf kill Edward or her? Could this all part of Radolf’s dark secrets for Constance to accepted both Radolf and Edward in her life and bed?
Napoleonic France is no place for an Englishman, especially Michael Harcourt, the Earl of Kendal, who is on a clandestine assignment for the Crown. Already injured and facing imminent discovery by Napoleon and Fouche’s men, Michael finds his escape made even more perilous when he is charged with the safety of a young boy who must be spirited out of Paris. Desperate to escape the terrible fate that awaits her if she remains in France, Lady Gabrielle De Valmont must disguise herself as a boy and rely on the cunning of a virtual stranger—an Englishman, no less—to smuggle her out of the country. When the Earl’s injury becomes severely infected, rendering him gravely ill, Gabrielle realizes it is now up to her to save them both.
Having built a rich empire and keen to win the favour of the royal court, Hilda and Ælfgard have little time for their daughter, Catheryn.
But one man, Selwyn, is intrigued by the intelligent and high-spirited girl.
Selwyn sends Catheryn a love letter as a joke, disguising it as though it is from one of her father's thanes.
Catheryn is fascinated by the letter, and cannot imagine who would be capable of sending a poem of such imagination and beauty.
When Selwyn offers to help Catheryn identify the mysterious suitor, she accepts, and they start to realise that they have more in common than they thought.
Soon, Catheryn finds herself falling in love with Selwyn instead…
But the strict hierarchy of Anglo-Saxon England stands in their way.
Selwyn, a steward, could never be considered Catheryn's equal, let alone an eligible suitor.
Will they manage to stay together despite the odds?
Or will duty tear Selwyn and Catheryn apart?
'A wonderful story that transported me to a different time and place.' - Holly Kinsella, best-selling author of 'Uptown Girl.'
Emily Murdoch is a medieval historian and novelist. She lives in York. She is also the author of ‘Conquests’ and ‘Captives’.
The Holocaust robbed Zofia Weiss of all she holds dear. The Secret State Police have confiscated her home, killed her friends, and imprisoned the man she loves. After searching through displaced persons camps and finding nothing, Zofia is sure that her lover is dead. With only her life, a dream, and a terrifying secret, Zofia illegally boards The Exodus, bound for Palestine. Along with a group of emaciated Jewish survivors, Zofia sets out to find the Promised Land. Despite the renewed sense of hope, Zofia lives in constant fear since the one person who knows her dark secret is a sadistic SS officer with the power to ruin her life and the life of an innocent, Lebensborn child. When the Nuremburg trials convict the SS Officer of crimes against humanity, Zofia believes she is finally safe and does her best to raise the beautiful girl entrusted to her care. As the child becomes a woman in her own right, can she find true love and belonging in a post-war society, or will the secrets of her heritage tear apart the only family she’s ever known?
In an era when cultures maintain a cautious truce; one man’s pursuit, in the name of love, endangers all those he cares for; while another man’s obsession spawns a devastating drive to massacre all who stand in his way ~~ trapping one woman between them; the victim of love.
Will passion revive her long-suffering heart or will she be doomed to a loveless arranged marriage? This is the After Dark, steamy, sexy version of Letitia's story. If you want the Traditional, no sex version, please see "An Honest Deception: Letitia's Traditional Regency Romance." After the death of her wastrel husband, Alfred, Lady Letitia Morgan wants nothing more than to settle into the peaceful life of a widow. Her limited finances are enough to provide Letty and her two children that simple life. Phillip Masham, Marquess of Eynsford and long-time friend of Francis, Lord Exencour, finds himself very much interested in Letty. Unfortunately for him, Letty’s opinion of men of the ton was quite soured by the late Baron Morgan. Not one to give up, the creative Marquess becomes Mr. Phillip Markham, a solicitor in the Inner Temple, in hopes that Letty will get to know him for who his is, beyond his title. However, her well-meaning cousin demands that she remarry as soon as is proper; indeed, he feels it to be her duty as a woman and to her family. To that end, he moves to arrange her marriage to the Bishop of Mainwaring, someone for whom Letty has no feelings whatsoever. Letty and Phillip embark upon an affair that may deepen into love, but will it survive the truth? Find out in the latest by Alicia Quigley, chart-topping author of The Yuletide Countess and The Secret Bluestocking.
Mmm. Shoot an apple off his friend’s head or lose his food, horse and clothes? Some decisions require little thought.
Archer is the sort of boy things happen to. Orphaned as a baby, his gifts make him different to other kids. He doesn't understand why he's so much stronger and faster than other boys; why a sword feels so right in his hand; or how every arrow he looses at a target will hit the centre, even if his eyes are closed.
At the Beltane ritual, he must fight his friends to see who is most worthy. But his real battle is with an enemy whose callous disrespect for the natural order brings dangerous consequences.
This swashbuckling romantic fantasy will appeal to fans of action-adventure, jousting and magical realism. For fans of “A Knight’s Tale,” “Merlin” and “Robin Hood,” this is book #1 in a 5-book adventure series.
As WWII ration cards and battle scars become commonplace across America, it seems to Evelyn that even love is rationed out. When she finds a message from her late husband tucked inside a music box, Jim’s words have the power to change her life: Don't die with me.
Words written out of love, long-lost but never forgotten.
Grief stricken, Evelyn is unsure of how to honor his request, but she finds the courage to keep on living. Jim’s note urges her to give the music box away to unlock the secret within, and although it breaks her heart again, Evelyn trades the music box for a cradle to hold her infant son. Thus begins the decades-long journey of the music box, mending broken hearts, reuniting lost loves, and giving people the courage to heal themselves along the way. This romance crosses battlefields and time as the music box touches the lives of two soldiers, a broken father, a crippled child, a struggling farmer, and a woman once called the soldier's bride.
Rory MacTaggart is an uptight lawyer by day, and a steamy seducer by night.
One night in New Orleans changed my life. But is it for better or worse? The instant I see Emery Granger, I need to possess her. A one-night stand should've been the end of it. Except I can't quite let her go yet.
A marriage of convenience is the best I can offer.
For reasons I can't fathom, Emery agrees to marry me for money, knowing it will last only one year. She is the opposite of every woman I've ever known, and the opposite of mecheerful, free-spirited, and compassionate. Maybe that's why I need to have her, though I will never love her.
All I know for certain is that living by my rules might destroy us both.Rory in a Kilt is the third and final book in The Ballachulish Trilogy, a brand-new series based on the first three books in the bestselling Hot Scots series, reborn and retold from the heroes' perspectives.
Barely seventeen, beautiful but naive Lady Catherine Gresham prepares for her entrance into London society. She's convinced that she won't meet a suitable suitor at the glamorous dances during her first season, especially when it's cut short. Despite all odds, the heart will hear its own beat. And when Lady Catherine is faced with an unexpected choice she learns that the Dowager Duchess of Grandchester has been right all along: Love is blind.
Harriet Walcott, companion of Miss Isobel Paley (from The Secret Bluestocking), is the perfect example of a spinster: past the usual age of marriage and content to spend her days with her needlework and her painting, without a hope for love. Her fondness for her family, along with her ability to find joy in everything, endears her to most who know her. On her annual sojourn with Isobel to Ballydendargan, Scotland, Harriet finds more than the peace and quiet of the countryside. She meets Miss Catherine Dalburn, governess to Lord Glencairn’s two children as well as the children themselves. The two women form a friendship and Harriet grows fond of the children. While Isobel pursues her “secret bluestocking” interests and Lord Francis Wheaton arrives in Ballydendargan to continue his pursuit of Isobel’s heart, Harriet finally meets Lord Glencairn. A dashingly handsome man in his later years with twinkling blue eyes and beautiful white hair, he and Harriet become fast friends, united in their desire to see Isobel and Lord Francis finally admit their feelings for each other and marry. Fate has a surprise in store for Harriet, who has long thought herself “on the shelf.” Are her feelings for Lord Glencairn more than friendship? Can he possibly feel the same for her, especially since he all but disappeared from polite society after his wife’s death ten years before? The Yuletide Countess is a “co-quel” or “side-car” to The Secret Bluestocking/A Lady of Passion, in that ...
A group of Americans decides to tour Israel with their Synagogue. But unbeknownst to the other members of the Temple, one of the visitors has a secret that compels her to take this trip to her Jewish homeland in search of answers. Meanwhile, a group of radical Islamists plans to use the American visitors as a way to bend Israel’s policy of never negotiating with terrorists. They will use any means necessary in order to free members of their group who are being held in Israeli prisons. However, in order to achieve their goal, the terrorists must contend with Elan Amsel a Mossad agent who has devoted his life to the survival of his beloved Israel. He believes that nothing can break him, that is, until the fate of two innocent girls is thrust into his hands. Forever, my Homeland, is the story of a country built on blood and determination. It is the tale of a strong and courageous people who don’t have the luxury of backing down from any fight, because they live with the constant memory of the Shoah and in the back of their minds, there is always a soft voice that whispers “Never Again’.
A rousing family saga for the fight for America's independence! The winds of change brews over the colonies. Tension against the crown is mounting daily. In Williamsburg, the rebellion burns strong in the hearts of two siblings, Jonathan and Hannah Corbett. Spirited and headstrong, Hannah finds herself thrust in the middle of a conspiracy when her father receives a strange package from Philadelphia. Jonathan, a physician for the Continental Army, is torn between duty and family. With war looming on the horizon, the siblings soon discover there is a high price to be paid for the cry for freedom.
When her parents and twin brother die within weeks of each other, Alicia and her younger sister are left in the hands of an uncle who has brought them all to financial and social ruin. Desperate to save her family from debtor's prison, Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy man to propose. She meets the dashing Lord Amesbury, and her heart whispers that this is the man she is destined to love, but his tainted past may forever stand in their way. Her choices in potential husbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret.
Cole Amesbury is tormented by his own ghosts, and believes he is beyond redemption, yet he cannot deny his attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the heart he'd thought long dead. He fears the scars in his soul cut so deeply that he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true. When yet another bizarre mishap threatens her life, Alicia suspects the seemingly unrelated accidents that have plagued her loved ones are actually a killer's attempt to exterminate every member of her family. Despite the threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to her heart. And Cole must protect Alicia from the killer who has been exterminating her family before she is the next target.
The War Between the States ended 5 years ago, but she still pursues her enemy...
Rebel spy turned government rabble rouser Adella Willows receives her mission straight from a Washington senator—play havoc with the Katy Railroad & derail its bid to win the race. The senator craves wealth. Adella craves revenge. But her plans crumble into chaos when she enters a battle of wits with the railroad's foreman.
An ocean separates him from his failures in Ireland, but he's still haunted by those who died...
Cormac McGrady's sole desire is keeping his workmen safe their rivals. But the beautiful spy bedeviling his railroad needs protecting as well. Cormac must choose between winning the race and winning Adella's heart, while Adella must choose whether she lives for revenge or dies for love.
Can the pursuit of an old enemy lead to a new love?
“SHAMED BE THE WOMAN WHO ALLOWETH SUCH A SIN.”
Two cousins share a deep, sisterly love for each other. And a man. One of them will be driven into madness.
Inspired by a true story . . .
It’s the year 1930, and Anna May Shahan’s world is about to change. The eccentric housewife from the small woop woop town of Esperance, Australia, lives on an isolated farm by the sea with her loyal husband James, and they lead a simple, hardworking life. That is until Anna’s beautiful widowed cousin Lottie returns from the States after being absent for over a decade. Lottie confesses to Anna her heart’s greatest desire, and Anna, in fear of losing her beloved cousin again, grants her wish by allowing the unthinkable.
James knows his wife has some undiagnosed mental condition, blaming it for her salacious idea, and refuses to take part in it. But Anna is relentless, and finally, one night successfully manipulates him into going along with her plan. She gets her way, but her choice to help her cousin soon brings devastating consequences for them all.
A literary achievement and the most emotionally gripping book of the year, The Consequence of Anna is a complex family saga, intertwined with the haunting mystery of Anna’s mental illness and the secrets, lies, and revelations revealed through the hidden passions of Lottie and James.
Kate Birkin and Mark Bornz have crafted a poet ...
It's 1950 in Australia where Eva Muller and Zoe Lambros have found peace in a land that doesn’t understand or tolerate their love. Their peace comes to an end when the end of the brutal Greek Civil War brings unwelcome news for Zoe. She must return home to Greece to reclaim her family property or lose her inheritance. Zoe is reluctant to expose Eva to the pain of revisiting Larissa, the town that almost killed her during World War II. Eva is adamant that Zoe should go back and rightly claim what is hers. While at an impasse of what is to be done, the decision is made to not only go back to Greece but also back to Eva's home in Germany. They are aware that the journey home will be filled with painful memories that have haunted them for years. It is a journey of discovery, healing and the unexpected. No Journey is ever what we think it to be.
When Georgette Darrington’s father dies suddenly and with serious debts, she imagines things cannot get any worse. But when her attorney tells her that the family home must be sold to pay the debts, leaving her penniless and without a home, her only choice is to become a governess. In no time at all, Georgette finds herself in the grand mansion of the Duke of Draycott, teaching his delightful, orphaned nieces. But, the more time Georgette spends with the little girls, the more she realizes they are missing their home and life in Wales, not to mention their own language. Georgette must find a way to convince the Duke to take an interest in the girls’ lives, and she must also find a way to keep their native language alive despite his determined instructions to the contrary. As the tragic tale of the Duke’s sister and her forbidden love unfolds, Georgette must struggle with the deprivations of her lowered status, not to mention the spiteful plots and schemes of a jealous housekeeper and nurse. As her loneliness threatens to overwhelm her, Georgette must find a way put the splintered family back together, even as she battles her own feelings of love for the handsome, taciturn Duke.
Colorado, 1876. Many years have passed since Bernadette Bellamy fled the Cariboo Gold Rush and her reputation as the sister of a French-Canadian gang of thieves. Armed with only an honest talent for sewing and a willingness to lead a solitary life on the run, she stays one step ahead of everyone seeking her brothers’ last—and now lost—heist. Until a craving to settle down makes her reinvent herself as Birdie Bell, a dress shop owner. The arrival of an old foe combined with her desire to hold onto her treasure trove of fabrics has Birdie joining a wagonload of brides bound for a remote town.
After losing his leg in the War between the States and his wife in the years following, Jack Peregrine buries his pain under a mountain-high pile of work. He only agrees to sign up for a mail-order bride to save the town of Noelle, keep his freighting business, and care for his absentminded grandfather. But Jack’s request for a sturdy bride who won’t crumble under his burdens brings him a woman as tiny as she is troubled.
Can two mismatched people band together to become the perfect match?
Five short romantic reads from a quartet of award winning Aussie writers: The bookbaybz: Wren, Melanie, Tanya and Mich. A lady's reputation a short sweet regency, by Wren St Claire: Lady Marianne Westcott's reputation is in ruins, but her father's solution to the problem makes her nightmare complete... Diamond Eyes a short sweet regency by Jo Stuart (aka Melanie and Wren): Captain Julian Lewis lost everything when he was forced to desert Wellington's army, a desperate bid may see his fortunes restored if the one person who never lost faith him can only play her part... The Onyx and the Pearl, a short sweet contemporary by Melanie Page: Etienne was tall, dark, handsome and French, an impossible fantasy for an ordinary Aussie girl. So many things made their romance impossible, but Greta knew what her heart wanted.... The Delphi Crown, a short sweet contemporary by Tanya Kean: The Delphi Crown was the archaeological find of the century, but was there any truth in the legend of its power to bring true love to those that touched it? That was nonsense wasn't it? Academic expert Elinor Duncan wasn't so sure when she clapped eyes on handsome Professor Hassan Kabal waiting for her in Alexandria airport... Roan's Desire, a hot contemporary fantasy by MC Dalton: Roan was cursed for his philandering ways by his witchy wife. 500 years on his saviour came to end his exile and take his heart from his chest forever... The Bookbaybz hope you like our stories look for more of our work at www.b ...
Maestro's music creates mindless puppets, who commit crimes at his command. To lure the sinister jewel thief out of hiding, Pinkerton Agent Sadie Michelson poses as a wealthy widow.
Fearing for her safety, William "Cass" Cassidy, her hotheaded lover, hatches his own plot to end Maestro's killing spree. But his daring gamble backfires and costs him Sadie's trust.
Now Cass is on the run, hunted by Maestro and the Pinkertons. Torn between her mission and her gunslinging lover, Sadie must stop Cass's showdown with Maestro, or she'll lose her badge—and her man.
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"Think WILD WILD WEST (TV classic) with a spicy heroine. A genre-busting adventure. Highly recommended." ~D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"The lovers have terrific chemistry. The next book can't come soon enough!" ~Heather Nordahl Files, Affaire de Coeur (4.5 stars)
LADY LAW & THE GUNSLINGER in series order:
Novella Prequel: SHADY LADY (published in the #1 bestselling Historical Western Romance Anthology, PISTOLS & PETTICOATS.)
DEVIL IN TEXAS (Book 1)
DANCE TO THE DEVIL'S TUNE (Book 2)
Monica Bentley makes history sexy.
In the aftermath of the carnage at Poitiers, the French king Jean le Bon rots in the Tower of London. His son, the Dauphin, takes charge, working to hold the reins of power. He requires lands to tax and warriors to call to action. Most of all, he needs the most powerful nobles of the land at his shoulder.
Meanwhile, with no battles imminent, knights are finding other ways to get in trouble. Sir Tristen is relentlessly pursued by the ladies of the Palais de la Cite, luring him to their night chambers. Getting caught means fighting a duel in the morning, often with the Dauphin's allies. Yet, how can he resist?
Looming behind all this, deep in the forest, the witch Tempeste is imprisoned in her own dark tower, mooning over him. Once Tristen's captor, now she is the prisoner of his heart, scheming endlessly to win him back.
These separate strands become inextricably intertwined, creating a darkly passionate tale of life and love in medieval Francia.
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What drives you as a writer of history?
The story of people – their passions, flaws, redemption. No matter what time or place, we have the same dreams and nightmares.
What draws you to medieval France?
The pageantry, ambition, intrigue between nobles and royalty. Edward III looms large for Cressy ...
The Hancocks and Ashfords have had a long-standing feud between their families long before Miss Jane Hancock couldn't stand the sight of gentleman farmer Adam Ashford. But after both families fall on hard times and an unscrupulous creditor forces Jane and Adam to sign a devil's bargain, they'll finally understand the true meaning of keeping your enemies close at hand.
The terms of this bargain? Locate a lost treasure shrouded in deception and mystery.
The catch? Only one can claim it to win...the loser is left to ruin.
As Jane and Adam embark on a trek throughout England they plan to hate their adversary, no matter how attractive, generous, and kind they are.
Sometimes, plans change...
Love and war become intertwined as romance blooms between enemies during the American Revolution. Two hundred years later, descendants wage a similar battle as ancient hostilities stir danger for an unsuspecting woman whose heart is attracted to an adversary from long ago. Two romances, two hundred years apart yet connected through the ages.
Three tales of espionage, sabotage, rebellion, dancing and romancing. Book 1: Can local girl Ruth Corey safeguard an American military secret and protect her reporter beau? Book 2: Can Ruth and Italian-American civilian contractor Frank Longo stop acts of sabotage that threaten the construction of an American military base? Book 3: Can Ruth’s friend Pearl Grainger keep her pledge to do her bit for the war effort without losing the RCAF flying-boat navigator she loves? After the Allied troops arrived in Northern Ireland during the Second World War, life in quiet, rural County Fermanagh would never be the same again. The first three books in the series are available individually or as a boxset.
Wandering Home Will a justice-seeking wanderer find solace on a ranch with a stubborn widow determined to protect what is hers? Storybook Hero Can a starry-eyed dreamer’s search for adventure overcome a taciturn man’s belief he has nothing to offer? My Heart Knew Will falling in love with a strong-willed cowboy be the adventure a tomboy maid has been seeking? Sparked By Fire Can a wounded soul find solace in the attentions from a cook who nurtures through her culinary creations?
A sultan’s daughter. A pretend prince. Can a genie make all their wishes come true? Once upon a time… When Princess Maram and street rat Aladdin meet in the marketplace, sparks fly, and Aladdin swears to move heaven and earth in order to make the lovely courtesan his wife. He steals a magic lamp with a genie inside, thinking all his troubles are over…only to find they have barely begun. Can Aladdin win the princess’s hand without losing his head?
Katrina Needham had her whole life planned: Marry her beloved Major Richard Domont and live happily-ever-after ... until he’s seen with another woman. Distraught, and needing a distraction, she agrees to assist the rugged, and dangerously handsome privateer, The Saint of the Sea, find a wife.
Dominic St. Monté loves everything about his life as a sea captain, but when he unexpectedly inherits a dukedom and the care of his young sisters, he reluctantly decides he must marry. Afterward, he can return to the sea-faring life he craves, leaving his duchess to oversee his dukedom.
Nic, now The Duke of Pendergast, enlists a family friend’s help in finding an acceptable bride and soon realizes Katrina possesses every characteristic he seeks in a duchess. However, he ...
Ginger and spice, who longs for nice? Ginger Legare led a wonderfully happy life until the Civil War. Now, she’s lost everything—her mother, her father, their wealth, and her home, but most importantly, her belief in happiness. When a letter arrives telling her to come to Angel Creek, Montana, she leaves hoping she’ll find a new beginning in the small town. Preacher Flint Carroll has lived a blessed life and never grieved over a passing loved one. As a man meant to comfort and console his congregation, he has an issue understanding what true loss means. Until a sassy-mouthed redhead arrives in town and shows him life is not all roses. Working together during the Christmas season, can he bring joy to her world while his eyes are opened to the realities of life? Or is Ginger’s past too horrific to overcome?
Miss Beatrice Lakeheart is living through the most unfortunate circumstances after the death of her mother and the remarriage of her papa. When she is offered employment as a governess for the scandalous, world weary Duke of Carrington, little does she know that her very innocence will attract him to her like a moth to a flame. But with a jealous stepbrother and fiances, can they still find their happily ever after?
The governess & the scandalous Duke is a Clean Regency Historical Romance.
Regina Darcy writes clean, short, regency romance stories that always have a good old fashioned happy ending.
“You Are My Sunshine,” is the sequel to “All My Love, Detrick,” this bestselling novel is set during the holocaust. When Helga Haswell becomes pregnant by a married SS officer who abandons her, she finds herself alone and desperate. She is afraid to tell her parents that she is pregnant out of wedlock, so her doctor suggests that Helga check into Heinrich Himmler’s home for the Lebensborn. This is a program, he explains, that has been instituted by the Nazi’s to create perfect Aryan babies. Since Helga is of pure German blood and the child’s father is an SS officer, she will be accepted, the doctor explains. Her child will have a good life because adoption is available only to the finest of Hitler’s Elite. Not only this, the doctor says but during her pregnancy, Helga will have the finest food and medical care available. And, instead of a life of shame, she will be honored for her efforts in producing a perfect Aryan child for the new world that Hitler is in the process of creating. Then after the baby is born, the Lebensborn will take the child and assume all future responsibilities releasing Helga to live her life without the burden of a fatherless offspring. In her desperation, all of this sounded perfect to Helga, that was of course before she felt life stir within her womb. However, by the time this occurred it was already too late. She had already moved into Steinhoring, home for the Lebensorn, and there was no possibility of turning back. The papers were signed. She ...
Promises are never forgotten and always fulfilled - sand, sun, love and madcap Zoe Lambros on a mission to fulfill a promise she made to her wife Eva in the Egyptian refugee camp in 1946. A joyous romantic comedy. Featuring the Illustrations of Lucia Nobrega It's 1948 in Sydney, Australia and Zoe Lambros is planning a surprise for Eva. She enlists the help of best friend Elena and together they make one of Zoe's zaniest ideas come to life. Zoe always delivers on her promises no matter how long it takes. Eva, Zoe, Elena, Henry and Earl are back for a Christmas like no other.
TIDES OF DESIRE, the steamy Christmas sequel to the National Reader's Choice winner, TIDES OF PASSION! An irresistible affair that started with a kiss. The feisty beauty who imagined a solitary life… Spirited physician Macy Dallas is fervently committed to medicine, but a troubled past has kept her from committing to love. She’s never experienced ardent yearning for a man until she kisses Caleb Garrett…and her awakening passion is impossible to resist. The jaded man who vowed to protect his heart… A gifted boatbuilder who is dedicated only to the sea, Caleb doesn’t believe in the power of love. A wretched childhood has governed his life until he doesn’t believe he has anything to offer. A beguiling puzzle, Macy challenges his fears, and he considers giving in to their explosive passion. Even though he knows he’s not the man she deserves. An irresistible affair that started with a kiss… As they match wits in a tempestuous dance, their fortifications begin to crumble, revealing not only a fiery attraction but a deepening love. Soon, what should have been a simple seduction becomes deliciously complicated…as they must open their hearts or lose the one person they are desperate to possess. Praise for Tracy Sumner's novels "The immediate, sizzling attraction between Zach and Savannah was very hot! I don’t know what I enjoyed more: their fierce disagreements or their passionate love-making." —When Pen Met Paper “The dialogue is witty and hilarious!” —The Reading Haven "It has been ...
Most weddings might be joyous occasions, but Hamish’s older brother Callum is marrying…a commoner. Never mind that he’s engaged to an earl’s daughter, and they’ll lose their family’s estate if he marries someone else. Hamish will just have to find a way to stop the wedding. Georgiana Butterworth is startled when a handsome Scot breaks into her bedroom and brandishes money. Evidently he’s mistaken her for her sister, newly engaged to a duke, and is trying to bribe her. Georgiana knows one thing: she won’t permit this man to ruin her sister’s chance for everlasting happiness. Hamish may be determined to stop the wedding, but Georgiana is intent to make certain the wedding happens, no matter what she has to do to distract him.
Inspiring historical romance imbued with urban fantasy, a mystery and a search for justice in the sixth novel of the Intertwined Souls Series with Eva and Zoe that asks the question... Will Justice For One Have Life Threatening Repercussions For Many? On the night of November 9, 1938 in Berlin, Germany a teenager's life was forever changed. Sent to the village of Aiden at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, body and mind were shattered in the brutal Aiden Research Facility. Eighteen years later, Eva Lambros is no longer a teenager but a wealthy heiress. She is poised and confident with the family she has always wanted but there is one last obstacle she must overcome. Together with her partner, the formidable Zoe Lambros, they travel to Aiden to open a memorial to the hundreds of souls that lost their lives. Aiden left Eva with debilitating mental constraints that have taken years to overcome but is she ready to confront and overcome her greatest fear? Zoe not only has to contend with Eva's state of mind, but she is also pulled into a mystery that involves a woman's search for justice amidst shocking revelations that reaches into the upper echelons of Aiden society. The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong...
Welcome to Hell on Earth, boys. Andersonville POW camp... He was a Union soldier. She was a Confederate nurse. When Rosa looked into his eyes, she saw pure determination. He was a fighter and wouldn't let anything keep him down. Rosa could take a few lessons from him. Trapped in desire and drowning in need; to fall in love with the enemy, there might as well be a mountain between them. Grab your copy today.
A dutiful daughter. A prince forced to find a bride. If the shoe fits… Once upon a time… When the Emperor’s army comes recruiting, Mai signs up, seeing it as the perfect escape from her stepmother and a lifetime of drudgery. Armed with her mother’s armour and a pair of magic shoes, Mai marches off to war…only to find herself sharing a tent with the General’s arrogant nephew, Prince Yi. The best swordsman in the Empire, Prince Yi wants to make war, not love, but the Emperor insists this will be Yi’s last campaign before he must marry. Prince Yi has never met his match…until now. Can one woman win the war and the prince’s heart?
How far would you go to find the woman you love? Nazi Germany. While growing up in Germany in the 1930s, Rudolf falls in love with the girl next door, Gertrude. He doesn't care what religion Gertrude practices but the Nazis do. When the first antisemitic laws are enacted by the Nazi government, Gertrude's father loses his job at the local university. Unable to find employment in Germany, he accepts a position at Istanbul University and moves the family to Turkey. Eight Years Later. As war rages in Europe, Rudolf arrives in Istanbul to search for Gertrude. With Rudolf finally living in the same city as Gertrude, their reunion should be inevitable, but he can't find her. During his search for Gertrude, he stumbles upon Rosalyn, an American Jew working as a nanny in the city. Upon hearing his heartbreaking story, she immediately agrees to help him search for his lost love. Willing to do anything in their search for Gertrude, they agree to work for a British intelligence officer who promises his assistance, but his demands endanger Rudolf and Rosalyn. As the danger increases and the search for Gertrude stretches on, Rudolf and Rosalyn grow close, but Rudolf gave his heart away long ago.
It’s 1841. Identical twins, Lauren and Sage McCain are born into the upper echelons of Southern society but, through the evil act of a lonely midwife, they are separated at birth. As adults, they have both found love, although they live in completely different worlds. Lauren lives on an affluent ranch and is loved by two brothers–one the father of her child, the other, her husband. One went off to war, leaving his brother to pick up the broken pieces of their lives. Sage has found her soulmate among the Winnebago tribe and cherishes the abiding love from both her husband and children. But the Dakota Uprising in Minnesota has affected her life as much the Civil War has affected Lauren's. Lauren and Sage don’t know the other exists…until Fate steps in twenty years later. Amid the flames of danger and destiny, their lives will be forever changed. +Readers compare these novels to Sara Donati’s WILDERNESS Series + Contains adult language and sexual scenes and is appropriate for adult audiences + This duet contains unforgettable love stories, suspense, surprise conclusions, and happy endings. Read Dark Night of the Moon, Book 2, the conclusion to Moon of the Sleeping Bear
An enslaved enchantress. A magic mirror. Whose match will be made next? Once upon a time… When Queen Briska is accused of treason, she flees to the mountains, building an icy wall around her broken heart. But she cannot flee her punishment – she is forced to help other couples find love. A tough task, when the man she loves is dead. Amani knew his life was over the moment he was enslaved to a magic lamp. But when a strange twist of fate frees him from the lamp just as he discovers the woman he loves still lives, Amani sets out to find her, and free her, too. Will the power of love be enough to melt two frozen hearts?
A Historical Holocaust novel, inspired by factual events that took place in Nazi occupied Germany FACT: In 1935, the Nazis established a program called "The Lebensborn." Their agenda, was to genetically engineer perfect Aryan children. These children were to be the new master race, once Hitler had cleared all undesirable elements (Jews, Gypsies, and everyone else the Nazi's felt had no right to live) out of Europe. Within a year the first Lebensborn institution was built and the program was underway. "A Flicker Of Light" The year is 1943.... The forests of Munich are crawling with danger under the rule of "The Third Reich," but in order to save the life of her unborn child Petra Jorgenson must escape from the home for the Lebensborn. Alone, seven months pregnant, penniless and ever threatened by the watchful eyes of the armed guards in the overhead tower, she waits until the dead of a frozen winter night. Then, Petra climbs under the flesh shredding barbed wire that surrounds the institute and at the risk of being captured and murdered she runs headlong into the terrifying desolate woods. Even during one of the darkest periods in the history of mankind, when horrific acts of cruelty became commonplace and Germany seemed to have gone crazy following the direction of a madman, sometimes ordinary people took monumental risks and proved to be unexpected heroes. And even through there were those who would try to destroy it, true love would prevail. Here, in this lost land ruled by ...
He Rescued Her from Danger. Then She Stole His Heart
Working as a trick rider for Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, Blue Thunder of the Lakota Nation joins forces with two Assiniboine warriors in their mission to stop a hidden enemy who means to destroy the American Indian people. As a child, hed witnessed the massacre of his friends and family, including the girl, Sweet Flower, whom he'd vowed to marry. The loss has left him with a burning ache and a prejudice against the white man. So how can he fall for a woman like Marci Fox?
Something terrible happened to Marci when she was a child; something that keeps her from remembering her early life. She jumps at the chance to travel from England to New York with her friends working with the Wild West show. But a last minute hitch means the only way to get there is to pretend shes married to Blue Thunder. Her attraction to him is deep, yet something stands in the way of true happinessthe ghosts from his past and his commitment to a mission that could get him killed.
But soon, Blue Thunder and his friends must discover who the true enemy is and stop his evil plans before he can harm more of their people. Could uncovering the treachery get Blue Thunder killed? And, even if he survives the threat, can Blue Thunder and Marci overcome their past and discover the sweet flower of true love?
Warning: A sensuous romance that might stir one's heart to look for, discover and ignite a soul-stirring, foreve ...
Bad Girls Have More Fun Unjustifiably branded scandalous by the newspaper society columnist, Sadie King tries to embrace her new identity to show society she is above such piddly gossip. She will wear her "bad girl" badge with pride, chin held high. At least until young businessman Levi Griffin decides to see just how salacious she really is. Since rescuing a naked Sadie from a vicious prank, Levi Griffin hasn't been the same. The woman is tempting and he can’t seem to walk away from her innocent smile and bewitching eyes. His mother, the local gossip writer, continuously berates the young woman, spreading lies. To top that, his mother insists that he marry the vixen who left Sadie in the dangerous situation to begin with. For Levi, will it come down to choosing between his beloved mother who sacrificed to give him a good life and the beguiling woman he desires. Will Sadie's love for him allow such a choice or will she walk away?
A little mermaid. A prince to save. Only silence can break the spell. Once upon a time… The mermaid Margareta saved Prince Erik from a shipwreck. Wanting to see the prince again, Margareta strikes a bargain with the Master of Beacon Isle. If she saves his sons from a terrible curse, he will reunite her with Prince Erik. All she has to do is stay silent until the curse is broken. Silence is a virtue…until Prince Erik arrives early, searching for the mermaid who saved his life. Can two hearts speak louder than words?
Twelve princesses. One wounded soldier. A mystery that must be solved. Once upon a time… Princess Bianca is sent with her sisters to the summer palace, a place no maiden has ever returned from. While her sisters seem perfectly happy, she has only one desire: escape. Vasco, a wounded soldier on his way home from war, stumbles across the summer palace and sets out to solve the mystery no man has managed to yet. If only they let him live long enough… Can the fair maiden and the wounded soldier uncover the sinister secret before it’s too late?
In this fourth installment of USA Today bestselling author Collette Cameron’s Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper series, a roguish sea captain battles his attraction to a gently-bred hellion. Captain Oliver Whitehouse has two goals: make the final payment on his ship and exact revenge for his grandfather’s murder. He certainly shouldn’t interrupt years of planning to rescue a damsel in distress and see her safely to England. Nor should he foolishly entertain romantic notions about a future with the impulsive beauty. Even if she is the loveliest creature he’s ever laid eyes on, and only she makes him forget his past. Blaike Culpepper once craved adventure and excitement. Until her impetuousness nearly caused her ruin. Now shadowed by scandal, and pursued by a madman, she finds herself obligated to the darkly handsome Oliver Whitehouse. Though she saves the swashbuckling scoundrel’s life and enjoys a forbidden kiss, the infuriating man spurns her. Dare Oliver risk everything to pursue Blaike, despite the vast difference in their social stations, or should he sail away? Leaving his heart behind? Caution: This novel contains a dark-tempered, devilishly handsome sea captain, an impulsive, sometimes mischievous heroine, multiple villains you’ll love to loathe, and a foul-mouthed cockatoo sure to make you giggle. Or blush. For an adventurous page-turning Regency Historical Romance novel brimming with suspense, passion, and tenderness, read the fourth installment of the Conundrums of ...
Three sisters. An absent prince who promised to protect them. And the wolf is at the door… Once upon a time… When war breaks out, Rudolf promises Portia and her sisters he will protect them. But his father falls in battle, and Rudolf is forced to return home to command his father’s armies. Shifting alliances turn Portia and her family from friends to sworn enemies. To win the war, Rudolf must conquer her home, and risk losing her forever. When the wolf is at the door, who will win – love or war?
A kidnapped child. A witch on the warpath. A church guard in crisis. In the year of our Lord 1815, Thomas Drake Saint-Clair, Earl of Braden, a Guard of the Green Cross, is tasked by his archbishop to rescue a missing boy and return him to his warlock father. The order lands Braden in the middle of an unholy war between witches and warlocks and shoves him headlong past a sacred line he’d sworn never to cross. Newly confirmed Coven Protectress, Merryn Pendraven, rushes to rescue a witch’s son. She's convinced the same evil warlock who was responsible for her younger brother’s death is behind this kidnapping, too. She has no intention of letting this vile villain get away with the same crime, twice. When Merryn discovers Braden is also on the case, she’s tempted to join forces. Yet, how can she truly trust him when her aunt has warned that Braden’s second secret charge is to destroy their coven? Finding love in this cauldron of trouble might prove to be Merryn's deadliest mission and Braden's complete undoing.
Wicked women are his undoing... Musketeer Arnaud de Sillegue d'Athos is ready to bid adieu to the King's Guard and to lay down his sword. Yet he's been charged with one final mission—to apprehend a dangerous enemy of the king, the Belle Dame Sans Merci. Despite his desire to pursue a woman who causes such destruction, Athos refuses...until he sees a sketch of her. It's the same villainess with whom he had been locked in a passionate embrace. Emmanuelle Vazet never gives up control, even if briefly, yet in the arms of a blue-eyed stranger, she felt the need to give in and let desire take over. But now circumstances have placed her at the scene of a murder. Her reputation has preceded her, even if she is innocent. Now her nameless lover is the enemy. A royalist. A musketeer who could be her undoing...unless she becomes his undoing first.