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 ...
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?
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 Duke renowned for breaking hearts and wild ways, who despises the lower classes, an innocent young woman, born to the merchant class, a chance meeting at a Masquerade Ball, a carriage accident, a snowbound Christmas, an irresistible love. Lucian Merryhew, the Duke of Hartswood, feels jaded and bored, his life nothing but an endless round of drink, gambling and womanizing. The responsibilities of his title weigh heavily on him, and life seems increasingly bleak. Miss Isabella Morton, born to the merchant class, but now accepted in society, because her brother has been made an Earl. Bright, strong minded, and frustrated by the way that society treats her, she is yet an innocent in so many ways. When they meet anonymously, behind masks, they connect immediately. When they meet in 'real life', he does not know her for the same woman, and despises her for her birth, without ever bothering to look further. Hurt, she despairs of ever being seen for herself. Then, fate takes a hand. and the snow ensures that he remains a at Miss Morton’s family estate, a house guest for Christmas. Will the joy of the Christmas season bring change? Can the Duke overcome his prejudices, and allow himself to see the real Isabella? Can Isabella overcome her hesitance, caused by past bad experiences, and express her real feelings? Or will Lucian's despair at the emptiness of his life lead to the ultimate separation?
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?
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?
Calista ‘CC’ Collins is used to being the talk of the town. With her scandalous past she’s learnt the hard way that a woman needs to be strong to get what she wants in a man’s world. And what she wants is the infamous Captain Beauford Tollier—roguish son of an earl, notorious blockade-runner and all-round knave of the seas. However, Captain Beau is not one to be cajoled—he is done with the dangerous sea life and ready to follow the life of the straight and narrow. But with many powerful forces circling around him, Beau doesn’t stand a chance…
Of the deep, she dives into his life.
Working with teenagers every day is a rewarding, yet exhausting job—which is why Abigail Gray decides to go on a well-deserved getaway with a her two friends.
While traveling to a lighthouse, she basks in the romance that eludes her busy day-to-day life. But then strange things start happening, and she ends up in the sea and is pulled under the surface.
One minute she was enjoying her little break from reality, and the next she’s in the middle of a rescue by a handsome figurehead carver from the 1800s.
Abigail doesn’t know how it happened. But she soon realizes she’s in an entirely different world. If it wasn’t for Luke Morlander—the man who saved her from drowning—she would have been lost…or dead.
But the danger isn’t over yet. In fact, it just started. The town tyrant has his eyes set on her, and while Luke does everything he can to keep her safe, she realizes that it’s not just her life that’s on the line…
But her heart as well.
On the edge, she plunges into is adventure.
When photojournalist Joanna Ellis decides to go on a vacation with her friends, falling toward jagged rocks along the Maine shoreline was not part of the plan—and neither was tumbling from the present right into the past.
But it happens. It actually happens.
Somehow Jo ends up in the 1800s, trapped on a treacherous rocky ledge minus her camera only to be saved by a gorgeous lighthouse keeper. Now, because of some time warp, she has no choice but to rely on Nathan Blakely—the man who saved her from a perilous fall.
Soon, she realizes Nathan’s been living an isolated life and is in desperate need of a little fun. And the way she sees it, while she’s stuck, she might as well put her spontaneity to good use and show him how to make an adventure out of life.
But she doesn’t count on fighting pirates and facing a tyrant captain to be a part of that adventure.
And she definitely doesn’t expect to find love.
Especially in the past.
Pressured to marry for money, Julia Scott flees England and a cruel stepmother to determine if the West Indies is the paradise of her dreams. Attacked by pirates and desired by island natives, the only person she can trust is John Smith -- if that's her rescuer's true name. Reaching her uncle's station in English Harbor, Julia must find a way to face her feelings and deal with her traitorous family, a dashing new suitor, and the guardian angel, John Smith, who has no qualms sporting counterfeit names and less than what is proper attire.
Andrew Elliott, Earl of Hartland, is no stranger to scandal. A notorious rake and eccentric genius, he fights crime in armor of his own design and celebrates his achievements with the merriest of widows. What the ton doesn’t know is that Hart has received a warning: danger is heading for London and it’s looking for Sarah Shipton. Sarah discovers the bookshop her mother owns is failing and they will have nothing to live on when the month is out. So when the Earl of Hartland offers for her, she agrees to the marriage. But marrying Hart throws Sarah from the frying pan of imminent poverty into the fire of a world filled with science and peril she never knew existed. How will Sarah cope with the knowledge that someone wants her dead? Can Hart keep her safe from a person hell bent on her destruction?
Detrick, a German boy, was born with every quality that the Nazi's considered superior, this would ensure his future as a leader of Adolph Hitler’s coveted Aryan race. But on his 7th birthday, an unexpected event changed the course of his destiny forever. As the Nazis rose to power, Detrick was swept into a life filled with secrets, enemies, betrayals, alliances and danger at every turn. However, in spite of the horrors and the terror surrounding him, Detrick would find a single flicker of light. He would discover the greatest gift of all, the gift of everlasting love.
Siberia 1919. In a Jewish settlement a young woman is about to embark upon her destiny. Her father has arranged a marriage for her and she must comply with his wishes. She has never seen her future husband and she knows nothing about him. Michal’s destiny lies in the hands of fate. On the night of her wedding she is terrified but her mother assures her that she will be alright. Her mother explains that it is her duty to be a good wife, to give her husband children and always to obey him. However, although her mother and her mother’s mother before her had lived this way, this was not to be Michal’s destiny. Terrible circumstances would force Michal to leave her home and travel to the city of Berlin during the Weimar period where she would see and experience things she could never have imagined. Having been a sheltered religious girl she found herself lost and afraid trying to survive in a world filled with contrasts. Weimar Berlin was a time in history when art and culture were exploding, but it was also a period of depravity and perversions. Fourteen tumultuous years passed before the tides began to turn for the young girl who had stood under the canopy and said “I do” to a perfect stranger. Michal was finally beginning to establish her life However, the year was 1933, and Michal was still living in Berlin. Little did she know that Adolf Hitler was about to be appointed Chancellor of Germany and that would change everything forever.
The course of true love never did run smooth… Jonathan Brodie, the only son of Sir Roger and Lady Brodie, has lived in the village of Maplebridge his whole life. Penelope, the daughter of the local florist, was adopted by the Baldwins when she was just a baby. They could not be more different and yet, one blustery January morning, their paths collide in a chance encounter that is destined to change their lives forever. Jonathan soon discovers that Penelope is far from the quiet wallflower that she first seems, but rather a beautiful rose just waiting for its chance to bloom. After spending more and more time together, it’s not long before their feelings for each other begin to blossom. However, when Jonathan starts investigating Penelope’s past, in order to present her with the truth about her biological parents, his grand Valentines gesture threatens to destroy any hope of a future with the woman he has grown to love. Penelope begins to doubt Jonathan’s motives. Is he only concerned with placating his domineering father and convincing him that she is worthy of the Brodie name? Despite his good intentions, will Jonathan’s Valentine Secret ruin everything? Or are two people from opposite ends of society simply destined to remain poles apart forever? A Valentine Secret is a charming regency romance novella about never giving up on true love.
Marissa, a theater musician, desired an escape from her impoverished existence in 17th century France. After watching Marissa perform, King Louis XIV snatched her from the stage only to cast her in his royal court. Marissa plots a betrothal to a marquis to cement her place among nobility. Her plans are interrupted by Michael, a noble and gallant musketeer. When Michael meets Marissa his service to the crown is challenged by a passion that overshadows duty. Surrounded by intrigue and clouded by doubt, can Marissa unravel the mystery of her own heart before it’s too late?
Is love enough to light up the darkness? Lady Eleanora Smythe is participating in her very last season, her last chance to make a fortuitous match and escape the control of her domineering guardian, Lord Holster, the Earl of Greenbriar. Lord Thomas Greely only months back from the Napoleonic Wars returns home to find the England he left behind much changed. His beloved brother is dead, his widow cast out. Thomas must find the woman to make matters right… But Thomas finds more than he bargained for, when he finally locates his brother’s widow. She is the companion to the beautiful and vulnerable Lady Eleanora. He is drawn to Lady Eleanora in a way that he cannot explain and she needs his help. Time is ticking, and soon the Earl of Greenbriar will have control. Eleanora finds herself not only fighting for her life, but her sanity! Can Thomas save her life without losing his own?
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.
Do people prove their worth by strength, or by character?
Half-Romany, half-English lord, he lives a perilous Gypsy life … until a sweet English rose saves his life, and perhaps his soul. Widowed by a cruel husband, she's given up all hope of love. Brought together in peril, they dare to reach for a brighter future together.
Travel back to Regency England for this sweet, inspirational romance.
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.
win Mail Order Brides Running From the Law Cora Weaver and her twin sister Beth are on the run from the law for a crime Beth is innocent of, when they see an ad for mail order brides in Angel Creek, Montana. Determined to save Beth from hanging, they respond to the ad, and arrive in Angel Creek, just ahead of the law. Mack Lawson, lost a bet to his brother James and now he insists that he marry a mail-order bride. Only Mack isn’t certain his wounded heart can accept another cheating woman. When he sees how beautiful Cora is, he knows there's no way she'll be happy in a nowhere place like Angel Creek. She'll cause trouble, and he's suffered enough torment from a woman. With a failed marriage behind him, how can he give his heart a second time? With Christmas coming, will there be a double wedding or will the past tear the couples apart and send Beth to hang?
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
Desperate to rescue their kidnapped daughter, Lilyan and Nicholas Xanthakos trek two hundred miles through South Carolina mountains and backcountry wilderness, fighting outlaws, hunger, sleeplessness, and despair. When the trail grows cold, the couple battles guilt and personal shame; Lilyan for letting Laurel out of her sight, and Nicholas for failing to keep his family safe. They track Laurel to the port of Charleston as post-Revolutionary War passions reach fever pitch. There, Lilyan, a former patriot spy, is charged for the murder of a British officer. She is thrown into the Exchange Building dungeon and chained alongside prostitutes, thieves, and murderers. Separated from her husband, she digs deep inside to re-ignite the courage and faith that helped her survive the war. Determined to free his wife at any cost, Nicholas finds himself forced back into a life of violence he thought he’d left behind. Following a rumor that Laurel may be aboard a freighter bound for Baltimore, Lilyan and Nicholas secure passage on a departing schooner, but two days into the voyage, a storm blows their ship aground on Diamond Shoals. As the ship founders, both are swept overboard. Will their love for each other and their faith sustain them as they await word of their missing child? Or is Laurel lost to them forever?
England, 1069. The nation is still recovering from the Norman invasion three years earlier - and adjusting to life under its sometimes brutal new rulers. A young girl trembles in the shadows of what was once her home. Avis is homeless and penniless, and with no family left alive she is forced to become a ward of Richard, the Norman lord who has taken her home. But when King William decrees that Norman lords must marry Anglo-Saxon women Avis must make a terrible choice. Either marry the repulsive Richard or else take a chance on another Norman, Melville, a man she has never met. Soon she realises that survival in a time of turmoil and war depends of putting aside the prejudices of the past. And if she can do so, kingdoms and hearts can still be among her 'Conquests'. 'Conquests' is an involving and brilliantly researched historical drama that is perfect for fans of Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory. 'It gripped me from the first page.' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of 'The Lunar Code'. 'This novella, set right after the Norman Conquest, is very accessible to modern readers, and has a tempestuous yet sweet love story between an Anglo-Saxon and a Norman that made my heart flutter with excitement.' Andrea Zuvich, author of 'His Last Mistress'. Emily Murdoch is a medieval historian and novelist. She lives in York.
A vaudeville troupe arrives in Morgan’s Crossing late in the traveling season. When an event occurs that shakes up the troupe, seamstress Cinnia decides to say no to older sister Nola who has made the sisters’ decisions since being orphaned a decade earlier. Leather worker Nicolai Andrusha is lying low and using an alias until the patent is approved on his family’s leather tanning formula. But he finds the auburn-haired poetess irresistible. Will Nicolai oppose his family obligation to help the stranded beauty who has caught his eye?
A USA Today Best Selling author and two-time Readers' Favorite Gold Medal winner, S. R. Mallery--as her fans say--"brings history to life." It's 1941 in New York City, a time before Pearl Harbor, when Nazi spies are everywhere in the U.S. and no one knows who's working for whom. In comes beautiful Lily, paid to gather intelligence by setting up a "honey trap" for Joe Stiles, a supposed German infiltrator. Problem is, she soon faces a danger she isn't prepared for--falling in love. HERE'S WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: 1) “Certainly a page turner and an extremely well written novel about espionage in the good old US of A. Taking place in New York City in 1941, the scene is set for a thrill a page and more than a few unexpected twists and turns. And, those twists continue right until the last page.” – Top 50 Amazon Reviewer 2) “An amazing read this snowy day in Vermont…Truly deserving of five stars. And, I will definitely check other stories by this author.. Most highly recommended.” 3) “This book hooked me in from the first page. So, many books about the Nazis in WW2 are set in Europe. This one is different, it’s set in the USA… I loved it!” 4) “The perfect combination of history and romantic suspense in this WW2 piece that hooked me from the first chapter, this is a can’t put down masterpiece.”
Disguised as a country miss, Charlotte Devon flees London, desperate to leave her tattered reputation behind. In Scotland, her estranged father’s noble blood will finally make her a respectable debutante. Except she finds herself accidentally wed to a devil-may-care rogue with a sinful smile. He’s the last thing she needs…and everything her traitorous heart desires.
Charming rake Anthony Fairfax is on holiday to seek his fortune…and escape his creditors. When an irresistible Lady Luck wins him in a game of chance—and a slight mishap has them leg-shackled by dawn—the tables have finally turned in his favor. But when past demons catch up to them, holding on to new love will mean destroying their dreams forever.
In the Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind rags-to-riches romance with rollicking adventure.
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!
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.
During the Nazi occupation, bands of freedom fighters roamed the forests of Eastern Europe. They hid, while waging their own private war against Hitler’s tyrannical, and murderous reign. Among these Resistance Fighters, there were several groups of Romany people (gypsies). The Heart of a Gypsy is a spellbinding love story. It is a tale of a man with remarkable courage and the woman who loved him more than life itself. This historical novel is filled with romance, and spiced with the beauty of the Gypsy culture. Within these pages lies a tale of a people who would rather die, than surrender their freedom.Come, enter into a little known world, where only a few have traveled before… The world of the Romany. If you enjoy romance, secret magical traditions, and riveting action….you will love “The Heart of A Gypsy.” Please be forewarned that this book contains explicit scenes of a sexual nature.
Monica Bentley makes history sexy.
The Count of Brionde continues his endless game of cat and mouse with the French king, Jean le Bon. In the forests surrounding the chateau, however, lurks the armed band of legendary condotierre leader Bertrand du Guesclin.
Inside the chateau, the Guard practice daily, preparing for the inevitable attack. The youngest member, Louis - ward to the master of the Guard – dreams of becoming a true warrior.
He also dreams of the kitchen scamp Phoebe, who grows more beautiful with each passing day.
Young love's first blush finds these two resourceful orphans relying on each other when no one else trusts their lowly position.
When the fateful battle finally arrives, choosing whom to trust means life or death.
Inspired by historical events, Chateau of Desire helps us escape to an earlier time in this unforgettable coming of age tale of love, trust and resilience.
For mature readers only.
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 and Poitiers, his bete noir being du Guesclin, one of the first pra ...
What do a well-bred Southern Belle and a Northern working class Pinkerton detective have in common? Espionage . . . and romance. At the start of the U.S. Civil War, while young men begin dying on American battlefields and slavery is headed toward its end, behind the scenes, female undercover work and Pinkerton intelligence are alive and well. But in the end, can the love between this novella's Romeo and Juliet couple survive, or will they be just another casualty of war?
FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED Amazing value clean and wholesome Regency five story boxset. Jam-packed with romance, love and adventure. 1: Mesmerising the Duke Lord Douglas Montgomery, the Duke of Staffordshire, is a rogue with a string of heartbroken mistresses in his wake. That is, until he meets Miss Georgette Danford. She might just be the woman to tame his wild heart. Too bad he mistakes her for a strumpet. With a reckless brother, a crazy mistress and an embittered friend, will they ever get it together? 2: Winning the Viscount Heart Miss Emmeline Knight is a young woman with her head firmly in the clouds. She is looking for a Prince Charming to tie the knot to. None of the local prospects will do, certainly not Lord William Blackwood. Then she encounters the French Count de Coliny, suave and seductive. But he is not who he seems. Will Lord William be able to advert the impending disaster and win the young lady’s heart to boot? 3: Bewitching the Viscount Lord Nathaniel Hughes is a reckless rogue who is convinced all women are faithless. But when he stumbles upon Miss Abigail Baxter, his cynical heart has a mind of its own. But can their courtship survive Nathaniel’s past? 4: The Duke’s Secret Desire Lady Arya, the Maharaja of Bharatpur’s daughter finds herself a pregnant widow, trapped in the political aspirations of other. She enters into an arranged marriage with the Duke of Middleton for her own safety, but this plunges her into more danger. Can she trust hi ...
Their hearts must become one…or a deadly mission could destroy them. When indentured servant Sarah Strong is set upon by war parties and tossed about by river rapids, two thoughts crowd her mind as she sails over the edge of a mountain-high waterfall. That she and her young charge will never make it to New Hampshire. And she will never know what it’s like to be deeply loved by a man who would give his life to protect her. For fifteen years, White Thunder has searched fruitlessly for the man who murdered his beloved wife and unborn child. The European invaders have brought his people nothing but misery, but when he stumbles across an unconscious white woman washed up on the shore, his Seneca heart tells him that like it or not, her fate rests in his hands. As he holds the thrashing woman through her fever, his body reminds him he’s been celibate far too long. If this is a test of devotion to his quest, it’s a test double-edged with duty and desire. And no matter which way it cuts, one of them will bleed… Warning: Sensuous Romance that may cause a strong desire to tumble over a waterfall in search of true love.
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 ...
Can a man with a past and a woman from the future forge a love for all time? Nobody would blame widowed doctoral student Eliza James for giving up on Happily Ever After; at twenty-nine, she’s suffered more loss than most people do in a lifetime. But Eliza’s convinced her own hero is still out there, waiting for her, just like in the beloved romance novels she devours. Every Jane Austen-loving girl deserves a Darcy, right? Only Eliza doesn’t dream of a modern-day affair: she wants the whole Regency experience. When a magical manuscript thrusts her back two hundred years into the arms and life of one Deveric Mattersley, Duke of Claremont, however, Eliza realizes some fantasies aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, especially when her duke proves himself less than a Prince Charming. Convinced he's at fault for the death of his wife, Deveric Mattersley has no interest in women, much less marriage. Determined to atone for his sins, he decrees himself content to focus on running his family’s estates, and on raising his son–until the mysterious Mrs. James appears. Who is she? What does she want? And why does she make Dev’s blood run hot in a way no woman ever has? A charming time-travel Regency romance full of wit and humor, A Matter of Time reminds us that, like books, you can't judge people by their covers, and that love often comes when least expected. --- 2016 HOLT Medallion Certificate of Merit winner for Best Paranormal and Best Book by a Virginia Author 2016 RONE Finalist for ...
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 sweet romance with no sex, this version is definitely for you! If you like sex with your romance, please buy "A Duchess Enraged", the "After Dark" (sexy) 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, not to return for four years. You can read the details on my blog, http://www.a ...
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?
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.
Oliver York returns from war to find his father dead, the money gone, and himself the new Earl of Carlisle. If he doesn't marry an heiress—and fast!—he'll be pitching a tent down by the Thames. He definitely shouldn't trade kisses with a penniless debutante... no matter how captivating she is!
How much would you gamble for love? Rufus Lovell has been thrust unexpectedly into riches, and gained a new set of friends who delight in wagers and bets, with nothing too small or too big to gamble on – even marriage.
So when a tipsy party joke becomes a wager on Rufus’ marriage, he knows he should said no.
But Juliana Honeyfield, the unwitting and unknowing focus of the gamble, is not the simple and malleable young woman that Rufus’ friends take her for.
She demands a lot more from her acquaintances, and the challenge of understanding this intriguing woman and keeping the truth of the wager from her starts to wear thin on Rufus.
Especially when his belief in marriage has already been so greatly rocked, and his family history is sunk in crime, alcoholism, and prison.
Will it be possible for Rufus to charm the winning Juliana?
Does he owe her the truth about his initial interest in her?
And who will eventually win the Michaelmas wager?
A Michaelmas Wager is a charming Regency romance novella about the unlikely consequences of spur of the moment decisions.
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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 ...
It's 1942 in German Occupied Greece during World War II, two women, one Greek, the other German must work together to help Jews escape. They have to put aside their mutual antipathy to accomplish their clandestine operation. They know that one wrong move will put an end to their lives. Fourteen year old Zoe Lambros' faith in God is shattered after her mother's death at the hands of the German Commander. She determines to defy the enemy in every way she can--including a festering urge to kill the German Commander's daughter, Eva Muller. Eva Muller has a tortured past, and a secret, if revealed, will lead to certain death at the hands of her father. Despite knowing the risk, Eva is working with the village priest to help the Jews escape. With her activities closely observed, Eva needs help to continue the clandestine operation. Zoe is not who Eva has in mind but they have to find a way to work as a team.
At long last, readers’ wishes are granted! Sense & Sensuality: Caroline’s After Dark Georgian Romance is here! Everyone’s favorite, ever-practical Caroline, Countess of Eskmaine returns in full force in this After Dark novel. A challenge from her sister-in-law Allegra, Duchess of Gravesmere, puts Caroline on the dance floor with the next man who asks her to dance. The irrepressible rake, Tristan, Baron Gresham is recently returned from Venice, bored with the life of a libertine. Attending a ball, he decides to ask Lady Eskmaine for a dance. Determined to teach Allegra that she is capable of handling her own affairs, Caroline accepts Lord Gresham’s invitation. The moment their hands touch, the attraction is undeniable. Neither knows, however, what the other is seeking. Caroline, tired of being the paragon of common sense in the family, wants to let go and live a little. The return of her old adversary, now obviously interested in her, may be just what she needs. Tristan, on the other hand, wishes to leave behind his rakish lifestyle and become a proper English gentleman. Beautiful, intelligent and dependable Caroline fills his thoughts as the one woman with whom he’d like to build that life. What happens when the immovable, sensible Caroline meets the irresistible, sensual Tristan? Will he ignite passion’s fires within her, giving her the release she needs? Will she bring him the contentment and love he so deeply desires? And just what is Lady Manning up to this tim ...
Miss Eveline Thwaite, clever, often caustic and always outspoken, lives with her married sister, Fanny, as she is a spinster of nine-and-twenty. Her quiet morning reading is interrupted by her sister’s announcement: Eveline’s niece, Charlotte, is to be married to Crispin Royston, Baron Hawkinge, a rake of quite some reputation. Eveline cannot abide the thought of Charlotte, whose heart is elsewhere, marrying a man solely for the purpose of preventing her family’s bankruptcy. After speaking to Charlotte, however, it seems the young girl’s mind is firmly made. Not one to stay silent in such a situation, Eveline pays Crispin a visit. Will Eveline succeed in preventing Charlotte’s loveless marriage? Will she get a Valentine’s surprise of her own? Find out in the slightly steamy, very romantic Wild Oats.
Four spirited heroines meet four proper gentlemen and the emotional earthquakes shake up staid London society, altering their fates forever! THE BLACK MASK – A thief with a mission meets Rose Spenser, a girl with a mind of her own and a spend-thrift brother deep in debt. Hiring the mysterious thief to steal back her brother's IOU's from one Sir Niles Alardyce involves Rose in intrigue and scandal. A LADY IN LOVE – Exquisite Sarah East would love for the Earl of Reyne to notice her but not because she keeps tripping over her own two feet. But when a man's heart conflicts with his honor, only true love can show him the way. MISS LINDEL'S LOVE – Maris' crush let her down gently but not before she'd won the ridicule of society. When Lord Kenton Danesby meets her again, he finds that he's the one suffering from unrequited love. LADY ROMA'S ROMANCE – The Polite World is certain Lady Roma buried her heart with her late fiancé. Only Bret Donovan, wounded soldier and wastrel, sees the loneliness in her eyes, though to marry him means the loss of everything else she holds dear.
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.
At the Duke of Frampton's annual masquerade ball, Sarah Curtis is excited by the prospect of finding romance. Her father believes that the duke will propose to Sarah's older sister, Catherine before the end of the season. The hopes of the family are threatened when Sarah fails to recognize the duke in his disguise, and thus reveals more about her sister’s character than is acceptable. Meanwhile, John Martin, Sarah’s friend from childhood, finds his fondness for Sarah increasing. Sarah is becoming aware of this change in their relationship but finds herself unable to return his affections. Nevertheless, once her parents discover his intentions they begin to put more pressure on Sarah to consider Mr. Martin as a potential husband. However, Sarah has a secret of her own…she has been having clandestine liaisons with a masked admirer who, despite his disguise, stirs up deep desires within her very soul. As the duke’s regard for Catherine diminishes, Sarah makes a desperate attempt to put things right but Catherine is the mistress of her own destruction…
Phineas Collins, Duke of Exeter, left London for India to escape financial ruin caused by his irresponsible father. After having restored the family's fortune, he returns five years later seeking a wife at the marriage mart to produce an heir and to live in Collinswood, his country estate. He prefers the quiet to the London noise and crowds. Lady Charlotte Albert begins her first season at the marriage mart. Outgoing and vivacious, she draws men to her. Although she is the opposite of what Phin is looking for, he is attracted to her. Lord Bernard has also shown an interest in her. Being deeply in debt, his interest is in her large dowry. To improve his chances with Charlotte, Lord Bernard spreads rumors about Phin that stem from his father's irresponsible ways. Charlotte rejects Phin because of the rumors and gets him heartbroken. When he is in France on business, his friends and family work to clear his name. A group of influential Dukes restores his reputation. When Phin returns, he wonders if he truly wants a woman who has rejected him. He has to decide between walking away from Charlotte forever and spending the rest of his life with her. Will he choose wisely?
A desperate woman on the run… An overwhelmed sheriff who needs a wife… A tragedy that threatens their fragile relationship… Amy Gordon is a swindler escaping from a deal gone bad and the former partner who blames her. Determined to stay out of trouble and out of his clutches, she takes the first train leaving Chicago. When the train derails, she steals the ticket of a crash victim headed to Angel Creek in Montana Territory. Amy believes if she can make it to Angel Creek, she can evade the vengeful former associate. But coming from Chicago, Amy had no idea such a desolate landscape existed. She decides to play her part until spring but then she will head for civilization and a new life. Sheriff Spencer Wood has become guardian of his three young nieces and needs help caring for them. He admits he’s lonely and is ready for a companion to share his life. He sends for a mail-order bride and looks forward to a wife who will be a good example and caregiver for his nieces, and for the future children he and his wife will have. When Spencer is severely injured, he wonders what will happen to his family if he doesn’t recover. Spencer is the kind of man Amy had hoped existed but never thought she’d meet. He treats her with respect and charm. But raising children is confusing, and she is a novice at managing a household. How long before she can move on? She hardens her heart against her husband and the girls, but finds herself slipping. Will she have the courage to stay or will she run?
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 ...
A warrior with a dark past. A time traveller with a burning ambition. And a love that might just endure across time. When Kara Knight is offered the chance to travel through time, it seems too good to be true. This is what she has dreamed of her entire life - and a trip to the middle ages? This research trip will be the one that makes her career. For Drest, the arrival of a group of strangers is less than welcome. His hillfort is already under threat from neighbouring tribes - why would he risk letting in people he can't trust? But something about Kara is irresistible. His heart cannot turn her away, no matter what his head says. As Kara and Drest begin to untangle a centuries-old mystery, they find themselves increasingly caught up in each other's lives. But will the truth bring them closer together or thrust them apart?
An exiled prisoner. A desperate woman. A time travel agent willing to break the rules. Malcolm Aldred is starting over in 1868, Oklahoma. There's just one problem--he's an exiled prisoner from 2070. In 2071, Los Angeles, housewife Hannah Cole is desperate to escape her abusive husband, and begs Cyber Criminal Enforcement Agent Christine Stewart, to send her somewhere, anywhere in history. When Christine agrees to send Hannah to 1868, neither woman has any idea the events that sets in motion. Malcolm and Hannah adapt to pioneer life in an untamed world full of danger and unimaginable hardships, but falling for each other was never part of the plan. When a deadly hunter tracks Hannah to 1868, fate intervenes and catapults her back to Colonial America, threatening to destroy their future before it ever begins. Can Christine save Hannah in time or will they both be lost to history forever?
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.
Lost in the wilds of 18th century North Carolina, the young woman with amnesia knows for certain that she’s from the 21st century. She rescues a mountain man who calls her Evie and claims her as his wife. Tough and determined, she survives assaults, kidnappings, a cougar, and abandonment, but will she be able to be free of the rogue British ‘officer’ who is trying to collect more than taxes? And can she save others, including a spirited blonde waif, for the man’s horrid intentions?
The books in The Fairies Saga are numbered for historical sequence only. Each is a stand alone story. If you decide you want to know more about a character: where they came from or where they eventually wound up, check out your book's number and go from there! (Much like the Star Wars movies)
Such a tiny lie… Desperation drove her… She couldn’t know the risk… After the death of her grandmother, Melody Fraser must quickly leave what has been her home in South Carolina. There are those who think she murdered her Nana Fraser. She’s innocent but there’s talk about arrest and prosecution. To escape, this Southern Belle agrees to become a mail-order bride in far away Montana. Several of her friends will be living in the same town. Traveling so far to marry a man she’s never met is daunting. Surely things will work out, won’t they? Nicholas “Nick” Walker is a doctor from Gettysburg whose wife and children were killed when mortar fire destroyed their home. Eager to escape the memories and ravages of the Civil War, he buys a medical practice in Montana Territory. He wants a competent nurse who can assist him with operations and care for patients as his plans expand for a hospital. He wants a well-organized wife to keep him company and start a family. With his usual efficiency, he combines the two into one job description when he requests a mail-order bride. What will it take to teach Nick that—although she isn’t what he expected—Melody is exactly what he needs?
A MOST INDECENT PROPOSAL Annabelle Greene needs a husband—and quickly. To inherit the only home she’s ever known, she must be married by her twenty-fifth birthday. But finding a suitor has been next to impossible after a reckless rogue named Quinton Carlisle seduced her into a scandalous midnight tryst. Her reputation in ruins, Belle now needs a rather large favor. And she knows just who to turn to… Quinn can hardly believe that the shy bookish girl he teased as a child has grown into such a brazen beauty. The very idea of marrying Belle to right the wrongs of his past is downright shocking…and deliciously tempting. Too bad marriage, convenient or otherwise, is the last thing Quinn wants. He’ll help Belle find a husband and be on his way. But if he can’t control his attraction to the bride-to-be, this marriage could go up in flames—of wicked desire.
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!
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.
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 ...
As the first full-length novel in The White Sails Series, DISCERNING GRACE captures the spirit of an independent woman whose feminine lens blows the ordered patriarchal decks of a 19th century tall ship to smithereens. Wilful Grace Baxter, will not marry old Lord Silverton with his salivary incontinence and dead-mouse stink. Discovering she is a pawn in an arrangement between slobbery Silverton and her calculating father, Grace is devastated when Silverton reveals his true callous nature. Refusing this fate, Grace resolves to stow away. Heading to the docks, disguised as a lad to ease her escape, she encounters smooth-talking naval recruiter, Gilly, who lures her aboard HMS Discerning with promises of freedom and exploration in South America. When Grace's big mouth lands her bare-bottomed over a cannon for insubordination, her identity is exposed. The captain wants her back in London but his orders, to chart the icy archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, forbid it. Lieutenant Seamus Fitzwilliam gallantly offers to take Grace off the fretting captain's hands by placing her under his protection. Grace must now win over the crew she betrayed with her secret, while managing her feelings towards her taciturn protector, whose obstinate chivalry stifles her new-found independence. But when Grace disregards Lieutenant Fitzwilliam's warnings about the dangers of the unexplored archipelago, it costs a friend his life and she realises she is not as free as she believes. DISCERNING GRACE is hi ...
Long ago, a curse was set in stone...no human may touch a faery for if they do, the immortal must serve the human's every whim.... When three courageous women take on the challenge to find true love with three daring heroes, their reckless passion sets off consequences that threatens to destroy both worlds. FLOWERS BY MOONLIGHT - A knight blinded in battle, Conn has little future in Medieval England. Only the soothing voice of a mysterious maiden has the power to enliven his miserable heart. But is Sira a real woman, a ghost, or something not quite human? KISSED BY STARLIGHT - Turned to stone by the wrath of the Fey King, Blaic has stood watch in a garden for more than 700 years. Felicia's tears brought him back to life, but his real troubles are only just beginning...for not even immortality has prepared him for falling in love with a human girl. MAGIC BY DAYLIGHT -- Dominic Knight swears he is sent to protect Clarice from the the vengeance of the Fey. But when she discovers his real motives, she embarks on a dangerous journey in the faerie realm and is forced to make a devastating choice.
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)
Better to take the hit, than the what if... Amity's last attempt at magically helping someone was a disaster. So she decides to give up her spell casting ways. Then one day she meets the perfect man. But only by casting another spell, will she have a chance to meet that captivating nobleman again. Duncan is entranced by a beauty in the woods whom he accidentally injures. However, his duty to the kingdom keeps him too busy to seek her out. His land is in trouble, dry and dying, and needs practical help. Instead, a mage has been summoned to conduct a magical blessing. When Amity and Duncan next meet, will it be a happy reunion? Or will her magical abilities let her down again, resulting in a new disaster that destroys the land as well as her best chance at love?
Jeoffrey has had enough of women. When his intended wife Clarice ran off with his cousin, he was left to pick up the pieces of his shattered heart. Now years later, after fighting a long war and finally earning a new start to life, all he wants is a little farm and his solitude. But when the one woman he never expected, or wanted, to ever see again suddenly shows up battered and carrying a small child in her arms, Jeoffrey has no choice but to take her into his home. But as soon as Clarice is healed, Jeoffrey is determined to be rid of them both. Forever. Faced with a forced marriage to an abusive man, Clarice flees to save her and her son’s lives. When she finally arrives at a new village, desperate for help, Jeoffrey is the last man she ever thought to find there. Injuries have left her helpless and reliant upon Jeoffrey’s goodwill. If only he did not despise her. Clarice never expected to see Jeoffrey again and, though her heart never forgot him, he wishes to forget her. All Jeoffrey wants is his freedom. All Clarice wants is a second chance. Will Clarice’s sudden arrival unravel all of Jeoffrey’s carefully laid plans for a life of solitude? Or will she turn out to be his only salvation?
Kansas, 1850. Hannah knows one thing the moment she enters Fort Leavenworth—she's arrived in Hell. But inside is the means to a new life, a position as a scout on a wagon train bound for the Western Territories. All she has to do is convince the wagon master, Paden Callahan, she's the right person for the job.
After his wife was murdered by the Comanche, Paden let his work as a Texas Ranger consume him. Now he wants nothing more than to disappear into the West. Unfortunately, the one man he can't refuse has asked him to guide a wagon train across thousands of miles of Indian land. But Paden's greatest challenge turns out to be Hannah, a woman his heart won't allow him to ignore even though she was raised by an enemy he hates.
On a trail full of danger, will he guide her to heaven or hell?
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…
A Mail Order Bride, Secrets, Lies and a Christmas Miracle Five Charleston women desperate for marriage minded men and the chance to rebuild their lives, after the Civil War answer an ad in the Grooms Gazette. Charity Kingston has to get out of Charleston or face life working in a brothel. But the past follows her to Angel Creek, Montana, revealing her Irish temper and the brothel owner’s demand for payment of her debt. After the war, Lewis Brown is given a chance at a new start in life. Taking a dead man’s identify he begins his new life as a saloon owner in Angel Creek. Imagine his surprise when a mail order bride comes with the saloon. In one twist of fate, his past is exposed, his secrets revealed and his worst nightmare confirmed. Lewis and Charity need a Christmas Miracle.
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?
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 Saved Scoundrel… Jonas Bacon Braithwaite wants to make peace with his grandfather before departing England. Once Nottinghamshire’s favorite trouble-maker, he’s since become an upstanding man of honor. But, the lushly curved thief hiding in his bedchamber makes him think twice about one last conquest. A Stubborn Siren… Livvy Halsey bristles at life’s rules. Always has. Sneaking into the Braithwaite house to reclaim a treasured family heirloom is one way she upends the conventional life that awaits her. Duty demands she marry. But what harm is there in having a little fun with her childhood friend before the Twelfth Night ends? And Twilight Temptation… Stolen kisses fan hot flames. Surprising passion intertwines with friendship…but will it be enough to last forever? 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)
"I can never remember all the books I've read, so I'm absolutely in love with this journal." ~Mia Harlan, USA Today bestselling romance author ★★★★★ The only reading journal that caters to the reader who devours happily ever afters faster than a shotgun wedding gets planned. The Romance Lover’s Journal is specifically designed to help you track the details to trigger your memory about which hero, of the hundreds of book boyfriends you’ve spent your nights with, had sleep paralysis that led to uproarious sexy times ... and which quirky heroine's witty banter made you snort laugh ... and which amazing grand gesture made you ugly cry. With a Table of Contents you can personalize to search the books you've read by sub-genres, tropes, character names or whatever brings you joy, The Romance Lover’s Journal will change your life. Or at least, prevent those scowl wrinkles you get when you’re trying to remember the name of a book (boyfriend) that’s escaped you. If you're looking for gifts for romance readers—your friends, book club pals, sister, mom, aunt or that woman you hope to get a second date with—you can be confident they will adore The Romance Lover's Journal. BOOK DETAILS * 128 pages * 6x8 inches with plenty of space to record details about the romance books you read. * Reading log sheets for 100 happily ever afters. * Unique reading journal approach that uses haiku, book tags and character names as memory boosters. * Room to write a favorite quote or scene snippet from every ...
Raine Brinsley is penniless after her are parents drowned at sea. She's sent by the local minister to Stafford House to apply for a job as a servant. Despite the alarm bells going off in her head, she accepts the offer of employment. She has one goal in mind, to return to her beloved grandfather in Maine. Lord of the Manor, Derek Stafford, has his own dilemmas to worry about. His wife committed suicide some time ago after several babies were stillborn. Derek and his brother, Lyman, race to produce the first male heir of Stafford House. The winner will receive not only the title to the eloquent manor but also an enormous sum of money from their wealthy father. Derek decides the beautiful Raine will make the perfect surrogate. If only he can convince the young woman that signing a contract to bear his son will serve both their needs: She can return to her grandfather and he'll inherit a life of wealth and luxury. Dark stirrings are afoot at Stafford House. A ghost haunts the halls of the manor and the spirit is intent on exposing her killer to Raine. Steeped in murderous plots, Derek and Raine face insurmountable odds of achieving their dreams. And fight the insatiable hunger between them. * A dark, Gothic novel with spirits, voodoo, mystery, and suspense.
It's going to take a Beast to tame this Beauty The Enigma Earl. The Lord Phantom. That's what the gossip pages call Lord Greenwich, a mysterious nobleman who doesn't show his face in London Society. With a reputation like that, it's no wonder that Lydia Montgomery is horrified to be dragged from bed and packed off to live with him to save her mother from penury. While Lydia has received all of the training a lady should endure, she's decidedly un-ladylike. She despises her corset and isn't interested in marriage; in fact, she would prefer to remain unmarried so that she can spend her time improving her art. But if she wants a chance at happiness, she'll have to set aside her fear of Lord Greenwich and discover the man hiding behind the beast. 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)
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.
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 ...
Miriam Gray resides in Finnegan, Kansas but when she is jilted by her fiancé in favor of her best friend, it’s the last place she wants to remain. A chance meeting with an acquaintance, leads to her impulsively becoming a mail order bride. Jack Walker lives on a ranch in Rowland Falls, Texas and he’s in desperate need of a mail order bride. When he breaks his leg, he finds himself laid up in bed, unable to travel. Miriam refuses to travel to his ranch without an escort and doesn’t have anyone who can spare the time to accompany her. Jack’s twin brother steps in to solve the dilemma, a proxy marriage takes place and he escorts his brother’s bride back to their ranch. Will Jack and Miriam forge a connection, or will a foolish decision tear them apart? This is part of a multi-author series but read as a stand alone.
Fancy Holleday has more nerve than the average cardsharp. No man can resist her smoky voice and violet eyes—and that includes the federal tinstar, Cord Rawlins.
Cord may have tracked her all the way to Texas to recover the U.S. minting plates that she stole, but the Nevada penitentiary is a long ride north, giving her plenty of time to charm, seduce, or just plain outsmart the handsome Texas lawman.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Cord Rawlins is sworn to bring renegades to justice—including the brazen lady train robber who turned the tables on him near Carson City.
Tracking Fancy down is Cord's job, but resisting her persistent persuasions is a matter of personal honor. With Fancy's life in his hands, Cord begins to wonder if his clever prisoner is really as shameless as she pretends. Could her wicked smile be hiding a desperate secret—one that can steal his heart?
Rita Finalist, Best First Book, Romance Writers of America
Rita Finalist, Best Historical Romance (under 100,000 words), Romance Writers of America
Finalist, Reviewers Choice Award (Best Debut Novel), Romantic Times Magazine
Winner, Honey of a Heroine Award, West Houston Chapter, Romance Writers of America
"Texas Outlaw is a real triumph. Adrienne deWolfe is a brilliant author." ~Literary Times
"Funny, fresh, fast-paced and romantic, Texas ...
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 ...
Hiding in history isn’t the thrill Emily thought it would be—but neither is time travel. When her husband, Dell, was seriously injured in an accident meant to free her from her past, Emily is left to await his recovery alone.
Traversing time without the man of her dreams becomes a nightmare with no apparent end until her husband’s younger self, Shane, arrives—handsome, arrogant, and ready to challenge Emily’s feelings for a husband who might not survive his injuries.
Inspired by the memory of Maude, her beloved great-great-aunt, Emily tries to escape her new life, only to discover that she may have just risked everything for the love of Maude.
For the Love of Maude is the second book of The Dear Maude Trilogy. The first, Dear Maude, is the story of a college graduate, whose first job is anything but conventional. Thrust into the mysterious world of time travel, Emily learns to survive by baring her soul and secrets within the pages of a journal she addresses to her great-great-aunt, and by losing her heart in a romance that knows no boundaries, including time.
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
A heartwarming, second chances, reunion romance from a New York Times bestselling author: Enjoy a fun regency romp featuring a spinster in a counting house, a grumpy duke, goats, true love, and a partridge in a pear tree. What could go wrong? Absolutely everything! Beware romantic spirits from Christmas past... Due to the terms of an estranged relative's will, the Duke of Silkridge must revisit the cold, unforgiving mountains where he lost everything he once loved. As soon as he restores his family legacy, he'll return to London where he belongs. He definitely won't rekindle the forbidden spark crackling between him and the irresistible spitfire he'd left behind... Noelle Pratchett is immune to charming scoundrels like the arrogant duke. He stole her heart, stole a kiss, and then stole away one night never to return. Now he's back—and they both know he won't stay. But how can she maintain her icy shields when every heated glance melts her to her core? The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!
What if Cinderella doesn't want her shoe back?
Cyrus Ryland has ambitions for his family. He thinks nothing of marriage until he meets an alluring woman hiding in his study. After one dance the lady disappears, leaving behind a single shoe. The hunt is on, but finding her is only half the battle.
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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.
Israel loves Paula, but they are separated in their struggle to survive World War II Israel and Paula are teens living in Biala Podlaska, Poland, on the eve of World War II. One day Israel tells Paula that he will marry her in a few years. She objects, and their friendship ends. But when the Germans enter the city, they flee together to Russia and volunteer in Soviet labor camps - to survive. They are sent to different places. Paula works as a nurse, where she excels and is sent to Moscow to study medicine. There she marries Mila and has a son, but Mila dies at war soon after. At war’s end, in love from afar, will they ever succeed in reuniting? Meanwhile, Israel returns to his hometown as a Polish soldier and finds a letter from Paula. Their love is rekindled from afar, and he proposes marriage by mail. But will Israel ever be able to manipulate the Russian authorities to obtain a visa to penetrate the Iron Curtain and then reunite with Paula in Moscow? Will their love ever again be free to flourish?
A prostitute, a spy, and the liberation of Paris. Sold by her parents to settle a debt, Rolande Bisset is forced into prostitution. Years later, shunned by her family and most of society, it’s the only way she knows how to subsist. When the Germans overrun Paris, she decides she’s had enough of evil men controlling her life and uses her wiles to obtain information for the Allied forces. Branded a collaborator, her life hangs in the balance. Then an American spy stumbles onto her doorstep. Is redemption within her grasp? Simon Harlow is one of an elite corps of American soldiers. Regularly chosen for dangerous covert missions, he is tasked with infiltrating Paris to ascertain the Axis’s defenses. Nearly caught by German forces moments after arriving, he owes his life to the beautiful prostitute who claims she’s been waiting for the Allies to arrive. Her lifestyle goes against everything he believes in, but will she steal his heart during his quest to liberate her city? Inspired by the biblical story of Rahab, Love’s Rescue is a tale of faith and hope during one of history’s darkest periods.
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 . . .
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)
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?
A breathtaking romance: At the end of World War II, lovers Eva and Zoe flee to Australia to seek refuge and forge a new life. But can their passion survive the dangers that follow them? Eva struggles with the ramifications of her tortured past as she tries to overcome the mental constraints forced upon her. She is unable to physically show her love for Zoe without feeling the effects of the aversion treatments she was subjected to as a teenager. Eva tries to find a way to break the mental shackles but it's harder than she anticipated. Zoe will never be described as a patient woman but for Eva she is willing to wait for those shackles to be broken. In the meantime, Zoe is working in a restaurant and not following her dreams. Zoe's life long dream of being an artist is just a dream but Eva has a plan to make that happen even if means working at a menial, back breaking job. Shadows from their past and machinations of old enemies plunge them into mortal danger. They are about to find out the hard way that moving thousands of miles away does not protect them from those that wish them harm.
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?
She needs a groom… Grace Johnson grew up in an orphanage. With no idea who her parents were or why they gave her up, she decides to stay on at the only place she’s ever called home. When a fire breaks out and destroys the orphanage, there is no place for her to stay long term. The director suggests Grace become a mail-order-bride. Grace struggles with leaving. The orphan girls have become like sisters to her, and she hates the thought of never seeing them again. What other choice does she have but to say goodbye and move on with her life? He doesn’t know he needs a bride… Preacher Pete Tucker’s been lost ever since his young wife, Susannah, died in childbirth three years ago. With taking care of his son as well as the church, he struggles with keeping it together. When Pete’s friends suggest he gets remarried, he balks at the idea, feeling it would be a betrayal to the only woman he’s ever loved. But when his son almost gets run down by a wagon, the least he can do is put an advertisement in the paper, making it clear he’s not looking for a love match. When Grace Johnson arrives in Mountain Springs, Colorado as an answer to his ad, Pete discovers he may be in for more than he bargained for. Will Grace be able to find the family she’s always longed for? Will Pete allow love to enter his life once more? Or will they have a marriage of convenience?
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?
The Xanthakos family’s sea voyage from South Carolina to the North Carolina Outer Banks turns ugly after they pressure their ship’s captain to rescue a pregnant woman thrown overboard from a slave ship. When the slave contracts smallpox, the captain maroons her, Lilyan and Nicholas and their children, Laurel, Paul, and Marion, on an island. After Nicholas and Marion leave to seek help, Lilyan and her children and the baby, whom they have named Cassia, are captured by pirates and taken to their island hideout under the command of the vile Captain Galeo (The Shark), but Paul escapes along the way. Galeo is attracted to Lilyan and orders her and Laurel to dine with him where reveals his plan to make Lilyan his own and auction Laurel to the highest bidder and where he forces them to witness a mock trial and a hanging. Heartsick to see her child exposed to such evil, Lilyan rekindles her long-dormant courage and forges an escape plan. Meanwhile, Nicholas faces his self-perceived failure to protect his family. He must abandon the life of a vintner and once again call upon the skills he honed as a captain in Francis Marion’s militia. Together they face the hardest challenge to a parent, watching as life tests the mettle of their highly sheltered and beloved children. Bolstered by their faith, they realize their strength isn’t enough to see them through and that God is in control. Will the Xanthakos children withstand their trials and learn to be as tough as t ...
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.
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?