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 ...
From Book 1: "I am not a man given to foolish superstitions, Miss OHara, but I daresay that John Turners soul will not rest until the mystery of his son has been resolved, and he was counting upon you to do so. Will you accept?"
Molly OHara was just a little girl when she lost her heart to James Turner, the handsome, high-spirited young man who, along with his twin brother, was the heir to the Turner Plantation. But the Civil War tore families apart; it split the Turner brothers as one fought for the Union and the other fought for the Confederacy. The war took Mollys fathers life and left her mother a distraught widow.
Now the brothers are gone; one died in battle and James suffered the fate of Andersonville Prison, where most men are never heard from again. But when Molly, who grew up faster than her years, decides to become a mail-order bride at age eighteen, she answers an advertisement from a man named James Turner who runs a ranch in Texas. When she arrives, the man who introduces himself as Jim Turner is reserved and distant, nothing like the James Turner she remembers. But as their love grows, she learns more about the dark places in his soul and she realizes that part of him never left Andersonville.
Can Molly get James to finally face his past and admit who he is? Will her love run deep enough to break through the scars of war?
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A paranormal wolf shifter, Dark Night of the Moon, is the sequel to Moon of the Sleeping Bear. Creed Gatlin flees to Arizona intent on eradicating the haunting memories of his brother's wife, Lauren. Brand Gatlin, presumed dead, resurfaces after a long absence and with his reemergence, the destinies of those he loves are altered forever. In a land rife with war and danger, Sage must travel to the village of her husband's People, the Winnebago. There, she is reunited with Crooked Back, the ancient healer. On the long trek back to Full Circle, devious plots are underfoot and peril lurks around every corner for Sage, Lauren and Peter Pa. Dark Night of the Moon will take you on an unforgettable journey of war, violence, overwhelming grief, and finally, love.
Mail Order Bride With A Secret Minnie Ravenel needs a husband now and an escape out of Charleston. Her mother answers an ad for a mail order bride in Angel Creek Montana, hoping that when Minnie arrives, the man will accept her and her unborn child. Tripp Maddox isn’t looking for a wife, but when he sees Minnie standing alone on the street crying, something about her situation reminds him of his own losses. A lonely rancher, with Christmas only a two months away, he asks her to marry him. Can two desperate strangers make a life together or will the past tear them apart?
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.
I will return to you, my love…
Jane Glenforest's father believed she was too young to marry, so he’d stolen her and her newborn son away from the handsome Assiniboine Indian she’d wed and taken her to Surrey, England. In spite of divorce papers and rumors he’s wed another, Jane’s never forgotten the man who’d stolen her heart and given her son legitimacy. When Buffalo Bill's Wild West show comes to England—bringing her ex-husband with it—Jane’s curious to see her lost love, in spite of her new fiancé.
Although Iron Wolf's purpose in working for Bill Cody's Wild West show is to fulfill his father's vision to find and stop a deceiver, he fell in love with and married Jane Glenforest. But, no sooner had Jane given birth than her father stole her away. Now, a few years later, Iron Wolf is arriving in England with the hope of rekindling the love he once shared with Jane. However, instead of love, he finds his wife loathes him, believing he has married another. And, when he discovers she is engaged to another man, he declares war on both her and the fiancé.
But when their son is kidnapped, Jane and Iron Wolf must work together to rescue him. And, as danger escalates, they discover trusting each other might be the only way to save their son. Will Jane and Iron Wolf learn to forgive one another, to reignite the embers of a passion that never died, or will the lies of a deceiver destroy their love forever?
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The nightmares began in Jinny’s childhood. Years later, a handsome, young therapist, Dr. Conall McCrae, offers to take Jinny to the source of her dreams. But the doctor’s methods, including past-life regression, lead Jinny on an unexpected journey from Las Vegas to the Isle of Skye, where remembering a forgotten love might be the only cure for her nightmares.
A dutiful daughter. A prince forced to find a bride. If the shoe fits… Once upon a time… When the Emperor’s army comes recruiting, Mai signs up, seeing it as the perfect escape from her stepmother and a lifetime of drudgery. Armed with her mother’s armour and a pair of magic shoes, Mai marches off to war…only to find herself sharing a tent with the General’s arrogant nephew, Prince Yi. The best swordsman in the Empire, Prince Yi wants to make war, not love, but the Emperor insists this will be Yi’s last campaign before he must marry. Prince Yi has never met his match…until now. Can one woman win the war and the prince’s heart?
Thanks to their large extended family and unconventional courtship, The Worthingtons have seen their share of scandal and excitement. But nothing has prepared them for this...
The Dowager Lady Worthington isn’t quite sure what to make of country-girl Dorothea Stern. As the granddaughter of the Duke of Bristol, Dotty is schooled in the ways and means of the nobility. But her sharp wit and outspoken nature has everyone in a tizzy. Especially their cousin, Dominic, the Marquis of Merton.
Prematurely stuffy, Dom was raised by his cheerless uncle to be wary of a host of things, including innovation, waltzing, and most perilous of all: true love. Still, there’s something about Dotty, beyond her beauty, that Dom cannot resist. But the odds are against him if he intends to win her as his bride. Will he choose loyalty to his family—or risk everything for the one woman he believes is his perfect match…
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?
Hidden secrets could tear them apart as fast as their passion drove them together On the Moray coast in Scotland… Ethne’s genuine and caring nature makes her invaluable to her brother as his son’s caretaker, but he and his wife treat her as little more than their servant. When she learns their tribal leader would use her chaste status for his own purposes, Ethne plans to escape and reluctantly accepts the help of Lachlann—a handsome pilgrim she only just met at the local faire. Despite her independent spirit, Ethne feels drawn to Lachlann. Her instincts say his intentions are honorable, but can she trust him with her heart? Raised by his godfather with few clues to his family’s past, Lachlann values his freedom and the brotherhood of his highlander kin. Disguised as a pilgrim on a mission for the priory, he encounters Ethne, a warm, intelligent maiden whose courage in the face of a loveless marriage awakens an intense need to protect her. Unfortunately, Ethne is one of the very people he must deceive to explore the cave system containing clues to the lost treasure he seeks. But he cannot abandon her to an uncertain fate—or deny the simmering tension between them. With religious prejudice running high and both of them facing tests of loyalty, Lachlann and Ethne may realize the only way to fight for their futures is to surrender... to each other.
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 ...
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!
Sumner Meador walked in a world of wealth and privilege as part of Charles Town’s elite, but that was years ago. Now he fights in the Southern backwoods driven by the passion he holds for the Patriot cause, shadowed by his past. Reeling from a devastating defeat at the hands of the British, Sumner seeks haven at his farm, only to find an interloper—an unwelcome and unwanted distraction. He has no time for the young woman or the complications she brings with her, but soon discovers he has no option but to give aid to the stubborn, courageous beauty whether she wants it or not.
Jane Kilmer has been violently thrust into the midst of the civil war ensuing in the backwoods. Hiding from one of the most dangerous vigilantes, Jane trusts no one. Suddenly, she has no choice but to put her life in Sumner’s hands. Both desire revenge, but neither wants what happens—to fall completely, undeniably in love with each other. As the war rages around them, their love is put to the ultimate test. The question becomes not whether their love will survive, but will they.
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.
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 ...
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?
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.
Bad Girls Have More Fun Unjustifiably branded scandalous by the newspaper society columnist, Sadie King tries to embrace her new identity to show society she is above such piddly gossip. She will wear her "bad girl" badge with pride, chin held high. At least until young businessman Levi Griffin decides to see just how salacious she really is. Since rescuing a naked Sadie from a vicious prank, Levi Griffin hasn't been the same. The woman is tempting and he can’t seem to walk away from her innocent smile and bewitching eyes. His mother, the local gossip writer, continuously berates the young woman, spreading lies. To top that, his mother insists that he marry the vixen who left Sadie in the dangerous situation to begin with. For Levi, will it come down to choosing between his beloved mother who sacrificed to give him a good life and the beguiling woman he desires. Will Sadie's love for him allow such a choice or will she walk away?
Even gods fall in love. Except Djet, a 4000 year powerful shape changing sorcerer, who manages to so enrage his sister Hathor, the goddess of love, with his ignorance of matters of the heart, she strips him of his powers and locks him in a tomb. Audrey Delany is a student at the American University in Cairo, majoring in Papyrology and flunking out in love, because she has a fatal attraction to violent men... When these two wind up working together in the dungeon of the Cairo Museum, sparks fly in more ways than one, because Djet is dying and his world is under threat, and unless he can figure out how to break the curse of his Exile he will die and his world descend into Chaos…
Alaric Montfort, the fifth Earl of Brayleigh, is well-known as a collector of beautiful things. He's equally well-known for stopping at nothing to acquire that which he desires, even if it means bringing others to ruin. His latest target is Lady Rowena Arlingby. Rowena, a young woman of means, has a penchant for speaking her mind and seeking adventure. She also happens to be the sister of Alaric's greatest enemy. When Alaric decides that Rowena would make the perfect addition to his collection, he sets in motion a series of events that eventually involve Rowena and him in an old mystery and the search for a cold-blooded killer. Will logical, hard-hearted Alaric succeed in adding the beautiful Rowena, who wishes to marry only for love, to his renowned collection? Can the pair survive the search for a dangerous murderer? Where is the infamous Pearl of Sirsi? Find out in That Infamous Pearl: Rowena's Traditional Regency Romance. The danger is real, the romance is captivating and sweet (no sex).
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?
As the fourth, and final, novella in The White Sails Series, CHRISTMAS AT GILLY DOWNS jumps forward ten years to see what the beloved characters from The White Sails Series are up to as they prepare to reunite for Christmas at Gilly Downs. Seamus Fitzwilliam musters the fortitude to persuade Grace to allow Edwin to leave Sydney for London, so that the boy can learn about managing the Elias Shipping Company across two continents. But will she cut the apron strings? Toby Hicks celebrates the birth of his second child with Erin, but a dire warning from Dr Billy Sykes dampens the happy occasion. Billy Sykes, now retired from naval life, has bought the local apothecary in Sydney Town. Delivery of a medicinal package to a patient has unforeseen consequences that has the potential to smear his good name. Adelia Shyling’s marriage to Victor Shyling is stronger than ever, as is the success of the sheep station, Gilly Downs. A perpetual social butterfly, she is looking forward to gathering her friends and family on Christmas Day, until a horrific accident threatens to ruin the whole event. Emily Fitzwilliam, at twenty-one, is an accomplished seamstress in Sydney Town’s most esteemed dress shop. Mrs Moore, her employer, is a hard but fair task master—that is until Emily catches her son’s eye. Jim Buchanan could not be prouder of his nephew Nevin. The lad has grown into a hard-working man fit to carry on the family name. However, more than anything, Jim desires a child of his own … Will ...
What does the wolf-eyed Viking want? Stolen by marauding Danes, Helena’s desperate to escape their camp. Her unlikely savior comes, a fierce Viking chieftain named Hakan, who takes her to the frozen north. Hakan wants to lay down his sword and live a peaceful farmer’s life. Past betrayal left him cold to love, yet the Frankish woman who keeps his longhouse thaws his icy heart. Helena wasn’t born a slave. She wants nothing more than to return home, yet her stoic master fascinates her...he’s as bold as the wild northlands. But war is brewing —a kingdom’s in the balance and Hakan must take up his sword. Can the Viking warrior defend his homeland and keep the woman he loves? Norse series Norse Jewel, book 1 To Find a Viking Treasure, book 2
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.
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)
The Crow Maiden
Book 3: The Arcadia Series
(The Crow Maiden is a standalone story in the Arcadia Series)
She betrayed her goddess for him…
He betrayed her.
Plotting her revenge is her only solace. Until now.
Nahla is the Crow Maiden, an Arcadian, and once a priestess of Artemis. Now she is a captive, a being who lives in the shadows until her vile master the sorcerer-king Aramon summons her. Another releases her from the Shadowlands, and while he might be the champion she has waited for, the gods must be playing a cruel joke. Her champion is crippled.
An Achaean lord who once ruled a great city, Balin is a broken man. He has lost everything—his kingdom and his family. Revenge consumes him. Although wary of the mysterious, cold-eyed female who appears and claims he summoned her, she may be his only hope to exact vengeance on the king who ruined him, the same man Nahla seeks to destroy.
They are bound by revenge, and soon, both learn they are bound by much more, but the secrets she hides might tear them apart and ruin their only opportunity for vengeance—and their chance to love again.
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?
A sultan’s daughter. A pretend prince. Can a genie make all their wishes come true? Once upon a time… When Princess Maram and street rat Aladdin meet in the marketplace, sparks fly, and Aladdin swears to move heaven and earth in order to make the lovely courtesan his wife. He steals a magic lamp with a genie inside, thinking all his troubles are over…only to find they have barely begun. Can Aladdin win the princess’s hand without losing his head?
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.
Inventor Pierce Rivers has his life planned out. Sell his inventions, meet a sweet, mild woman to marry, and start a family with. He can see it all in his dreams at night. His plan didn't include being robbed by a beautiful baker or hunted by a ruthless killer. Widow, Mia Fischer has a plan. To pay off her debt and take her brother far away from the city to start the bakery her father dreamed of. Everything is going according to plan until her brother Thomas Fischer overhears a plan to murder an inventor. Now she's on the run, fighting for her life and struggling against her feelings. Pierce knows it’s his fault they are in danger, and now that he's found them, he's not sure he wants to let them go. All his perfect plans shift when he realizes that some dreams find you when you least expect them.
Mrs. Valerie Carlton is the widow of a soldier who died in the Peninsular Wars. Disowned by her family for “marrying down,” she survives working as a governess. When the elder son of the family makes unwelcome advances, Valerie leaves, seeking refuge with a close friend until she can find another position. Sir Tarquin Arlingby, a wealthy, handsome bachelor on his way home, is staying at the same inn as Valerie and witnesses her being robbed before she can board the coach. He goes to Valerie’s aid and is instantly attracted to her. As her friend’s home is near his estate, he offers to drive her there. An unfortunate accident forces the pair to spend a night in a village inn. Over dinner, Valerie talks about her experiences during the Spanish campaign against Napoleon and the sense of mission that she felt following the drum, which she misses in her current life. Sir Tarquin, who is secretly spying for the Crown by masquerading as a smuggler to pass information in and out of France, is intrigued by her bravery and his attraction increases. Valerie is also drawn to the handsome baronet. Tarquin needs a French-speaking woman to pose as a smuggler during a mission to the “City of Smugglers” in Gravelines. When he discovers that Valerie speaks French like a native, he successfully recruits her for the job. Will the pair survive their dangerous mission? Will they finally acknowledge the depth of their feelings for each other? Find out in Lady, Lover, Smuggler, Spy, a ...
When her parents and twin brother die within weeks of each other, Alicia and her younger sister are left in the hands of an uncle who has brought them all to financial and social ruin. Desperate to save her family from debtor's prison, Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy man to propose. She meets the dashing Lord Amesbury, and her heart whispers that this is the man she is destined to love, but his tainted past may forever stand in their way. Her choices in potential husbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret.
Cole Amesbury is tormented by his own ghosts, and believes he is beyond redemption, yet he cannot deny his attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the heart he'd thought long dead. He fears the scars in his soul cut so deeply that he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true. When yet another bizarre mishap threatens her life, Alicia suspects the seemingly unrelated accidents that have plagued her loved ones are actually a killer's attempt to exterminate every member of her family. Despite the threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to her heart. And Cole must protect Alicia from the killer who has been exterminating her family before she is the next target.
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.
“You Are My Sunshine,” is the sequel to “All My Love, Detrick,” this bestselling novel is set during the holocaust. When Helga Haswell becomes pregnant by a married SS officer who abandons her, she finds herself alone and desperate. She is afraid to tell her parents that she is pregnant out of wedlock, so her doctor suggests that Helga check into Heinrich Himmler’s home for the Lebensborn. This is a program, he explains, that has been instituted by the Nazi’s to create perfect Aryan babies. Since Helga is of pure German blood and the child’s father is an SS officer, she will be accepted, the doctor explains. Her child will have a good life because adoption is available only to the finest of Hitler’s Elite. Not only this, the doctor says but during her pregnancy, Helga will have the finest food and medical care available. And, instead of a life of shame, she will be honored for her efforts in producing a perfect Aryan child for the new world that Hitler is in the process of creating. Then after the baby is born, the Lebensborn will take the child and assume all future responsibilities releasing Helga to live her life without the burden of a fatherless offspring. In her desperation, all of this sounded perfect to Helga, that was of course before she felt life stir within her womb. However, by the time this occurred it was already too late. She had already moved into Steinhoring, home for the Lebensorn, and there was no possibility of turning back. The papers were signed. She ...
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!
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?
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 ...
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.
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
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’.
In the spring of 1867, two strangers arrive in the village of Afton, Iowa, where the Whitlocks have settled: one bringing trouble to the Whitlock business, the other bringing promise of family fortune. The visitors draw Suzanna Whitlock and her scattered family into the political and social upheavals that are re-shaping post-Civil War America. An inspiring tale of commitment, courage, independent spirit, and acceptance, this story presents a fascinating primer on currents influencing late 1860s US history while exploring the challenges of a nation coming to terms with ever-growing differences in race and class. It includes a poignant portrait of four family members who struggle to remain connected as the vastness of their expanding nation and the lure of new opportunities threaten to pull them apart. Though written as a stand-alone novel, \"Suzanna's Song\" is the third and final book in the Whitlock family saga that includes \"River of Light and Shadow\" and \"Wild Whistling Blackbirds.\" The trilogy follows the Whitlocks as they flee the tumultuous Mormon Wars of 1840s Missouri, endure the national and personal tragedies of the American Civil War, and become part of reconstruction and westward expansion in the late 1860s.
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.”
Lizzie has lost everything she ever cared for in this world... how will she carry with no where to go and no one to turn to? Young and courageous Lizzie Ward sets off from Independence, Missouri with her family early one bright sunny morning with their worldly possessions packed tightly into the back of a prairie schooner wagon. Intending to follow the Oregon trail along with other pioneers, they cross the vast American Continent. They witness breathtakingly beautiful landscapes that conceal hidden threats waiting to catch them out unexpectedly. They encounter many hardships that test their resolve and push Lizzie beyond limits she never dreamed she was capable of. The family must reach Oregon in time to claim their share of government land if they are to succeed in building their own personal piece of heaven in the West. What does the journey hold for them?... Will they be able to make it to Oregon to claim their fertile Promised Land? Is Lizzie strong enough to cope with all that life in the wilderness will throw at her?
Barely seventeen, beautiful but naive Lady Catherine Gresham prepares for her entrance into London society. She's convinced that she won't meet a suitable suitor at the glamorous dances during her first season, especially when it's cut short. Despite all odds, the heart will hear its own beat. And when Lady Catherine is faced with an unexpected choice she learns that the Dowager Duchess of Grandchester has been right all along: Love is blind.
Colorado, 1878. Can a sister who’s lived only for others find freedom with one man? Family has always come first—for both of them. He’s never forgiven himself for letting her go. She’s never forgiven herself for almost getting him killed.
When Lark and her songbird sisters are separated fleeing their cruel and controlling troupe manager, only Brynmor Llewellyn can help Lark save her sisters and escape to the far west. But Lark wants more. And so does Brynmor. When they’re stranded in a spot as difficult to guard as it is to leave—a rustic cabin at a train junction between Denver and the mountain town of Noelle, Colorado—they find themselves fighting not only for survival but for redemption, forgiveness, and a second chance for their love.
Will the frontier train stop of Songbird Junction be Lark and Brynmor’s salvation? Or their downfall when her manager, a con artist who calls himself her uncle but cherishes only his own fame and fortune—demands a debt no one can pay?
World War 2 action, thriller and romance. The haunted mind of a brave, young German patriot; the treachery and bitter betrayal of the Third Reich, soothed by the arms of a forbidden affair.
Explores the Holocaust, the massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane, the German occupation of Paris, Coco Chanel's relationship with the Third Reich and British Queen Alexandra nurses posted to Normandy after the D Day landings. Spins some true events.
Action, sadness, hope and a sensual romance between an SS Officer and a British nurse.
‘On Either Side’ is essentially a love story set during World War 2 between a young German SS Officer, Karl Wulf, and an English nurse Brenda King. The couple meet late in the book when Karl is wounded at the Battle for Caen and brought to a British Field Hospital on the outskirts of the city.
Before this Karl is awarded the Knight’s Cross for courage and loyalty to the Reich demonstrated on the Eastern Front, and is assigned by Heinrich Himmler for rest and recuperation to the Sobibor death camp in a benign role to convalesce for a few weeks before being sent back to active service. Here he discovers the true purpose of the camp and is appalled and mentally scarred by the genocide he witnesses. With the help of another guard at the camp he plans a successful escape of a small group of Jewish prisoners. However, he is suspected of collusion with the escape and so sent back to Berlin. But Himmler admires the qualities of Karl, hi ...
Miss Amelia Carrington finds herself in the most peculiar circumstance. She cannot remember her past. Where she came from, where she was going and how she ended up rescued by the scandalous Duke of Lenister.
She can remember her first name, her manners and her accomplishments, but as for anything else it is nothing but a mystery. With no prospects or family, the Duke is her only refuge.
But can the forgetful governess do what no other woman has yet achieved steal the heart of the Duke of Lenister? Or will the discovery of her real past derail their scandalous love story. Buy it now to find out how it all ends.
A Forgetful Governess for the Duke is a Sweet Regency Historical Romance.
Regina Darcy writes sweet, regency romance stories that always have a good old fashioned happy ending.
Layne Fletcher, the only girl in a family of three boys, has grown up learning to use a sword and joust, but she is not a knight. She and her brothers have been traveling from tourney to tourney to make enough coin to buy their own farm to shelter their ailing father. When her brother is found unconscious before an important tournament, Layne takes his place on the jousting field against... Griffin Wolfe, the undefeated jousting champion. When he is unhorsed by a slip of a woman who is not a knight, he demands retribution. His honor will not allow him to let a woman be thrown in the dungeon and he has no choice but to pay her fine, ordering her to travel with him until her brothers can repay him. Griffin attempts to educate Layne in the art of being a woman, but finds he is attracted to her exciting personality and uncommon beauty despite her less than lady like ways. But someone is trying to sabotage Griffin as he competes in the tournaments. Can Layne and Griffin discover who the culprit is while keeping their families safe and their growing attraction secret?
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?
Heartbroken, carrying a bag of antique coins and the heavy burden of her aunt’s untimely death, Emily leaves the world of time travel and her beloved husband, Dell, behind. It doesn’t take long for her youth, beauty, and valuable coins to assist her in finding a new life in the Italian nightclub scene of the 1980s.
Regardless of which time she is occupying, however, Emily cannot escape her past or forgive herself for the lives she ruined. So when that past finds her, Emily must choose between her new life and an uncertain future with the loved ones she abandoned.
And that’s the easy part.
After reunions and parallel lives once again pull at Emily’s heartstrings, a new romance and all its problems might be her only hope for a normal life—the one she had before becoming a time traveler. But can she ever go home? Or is her lone outlet found within the pages of a new journal—a safe haven of sorts—inspired by a woman who never changes, a woman who remains forever Maude?
Forever Maude is the third book of The Dear Maude Trilogy. The first two, Dear Maude and For the Love of Maude, follow the journey of a college graduate, Emily Stanton, 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, Maude, an ...
Dane Redford Lambourne, now the fourth Earl of Huntsbridge, never thought to live a responsible, noble existence. Spending his nights as a privileged gentleman, carousing and enjoying the company of friends was the only life he ever aspired to until the sudden death of his brother thrust him into a world he never wanted and was not prepared to face. Lady Nichola Crawford could care less if the fabric of her new evening dress matched her shoes or if any of the men at the upcoming ball even looked in her direction. She would sooner stay in the country and scour her father's library than place herself on the marriage block to be picked at and prodded by the scant handful of ill-deserving men in London. But a chance meeting at a local confectioner shop is all it takes to set off sparks between the man who vowed no woman would ever get under his skin and the woman who would do anything to deny the love she felt for the Earl of her heart.
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.
A young woman has had no luck in love, but perhaps the third time is the charm in this witty Regency romance by the USA Today-bestselling author.
Ella Quinn’s wealthy, titled bachelors think they're immune to romantic notions. Yet no matter how they try to evade it, love somehow finds a way...
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.
Haunted by scandal, Eden Mallory is determined to start over in a new town. But she won't soon forget the sexy, rugged doctor who rescued her from an outlaw, then rode off into the storm.
After losing his kid-brother to consumption, Dr. Michael Jones is obsessed with saving lives. He has no room for love or a wife. But the nights are lonely, and Eden haunts his dreams.
When Eden becomes his backdoor neighbor, she turns his world upside-down with her unconventional healing skills and sweet temptation.
Then outlaws return, forcing Michael to face his past so he can save the most precious life of all. (Doubleday Book of the Month.)
Winner: Reader's Choice for Best Hero (Avon Books Website.)
“Adrienne deWolfe is a master storyteller. (His Wicked Dream) is peppered with delightful characters that had me grinning in delight. I breezed through this book, unable to put it down.” ~ Karen Larsen, Scribesworld.com (5 Stars)
“These sensitive, marvelous characters will tug at your heartstrings and never let go.” ~ Rendezvous
“Adrienne deWolfe’s tale of a tortured, broken hero and the gifted, winsome heroine who loves him will keep you up all night reading. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.” ~ Sydney Jane Baily, author of the Defiant Hearts Series
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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?
A vision foretold his tribe’s doom. Is the flame-haired beauty the trickster or his true love? Lucinda Glenforest’s father, a general who’d fought in the Indian Wars, taught his flame-haired daughter to out-shoot even the best men the military could put up against her. When Luci’s sister is seduced and abandoned, it’s up to Luci to defend her honor in a duel. Although she wins, the humiliated captain and his powerful family vow vengeance. The sisters’ only hope is to flee and hide until their father returns from his overseas mission. Out of money, Luci hatches a plan to disguise herself as a boy and use her sharpshooting skills in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. The chief of the Assiniboine tribe has a terrifying vision, that someone called the deceiver, or trickster, spells doom for the children of his tribe. He enlists Charles Wind Eagle to join Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, in hopes of appealing to the President of the United States for help, and to find and stop the deceiver. When Wind Eagle is paired with a girl whom he knows is disguised as a boy, he believes she might be the deceiver. Still, she stirs his heart in ways he must resist, for he has a secret that can never be told, nor ignored. And Luci can never forget that her father would destroy Wind Eagle if she were to fall in love with him. Forced to work together, they can’t deny their growing attraction. Will Luci and Wind Eagle find a way through the lies to find true love? Or will they be consumed by the passion ...
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…
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?
\"Land of Falling Stars lured me in immediately with its lyrical title and instantly captivated me with the haunting love story of Gavin and Sophia.\" * * * The United States is torn asunder by Civil War. Two men, linked together by their love for one woman, Sophia Whitfield, answer the call of duty. An arranged marriage to Jesse James Grantham has been in the works since Sophia and Jesse were children. When he leaves to fight for his beloved South, he promises Sophia they'll whip those Johnny Rebs in no time and when he returns, they'll get married under her mother's rose arbor. Sophia's best friend from childhood, Gavin Langdale, enlists to fight for the North. Why does she feel as if he's taking her heart with him the day he leaves for war? She loves Jesse…doesn't she? After Sophia's parents die in a fire, she struggles to save Arbor Rose. Most of the slaves have run off, the South is in tatters and so is the only home she's ever known. Another bluecoat is staggering down the hill, coming to steal the last of her meager possessions. Before the hated enemy has a chance to commit the vilest of acts, she shoots him. And then discovers its Gavin, the champion of her youth. Dark secrets lurk in Gavin's memory, secrets much darker than the despicable acts of war. He carries a message for Sophia, a missive from Jesse. When he finds the courage to tell her what really happened to Jesse on that bloody battlefield, she'll hate him—hate him until she draws her last breath. A powerful ...
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 ...
Will her grandmother’s secret lead to Lucy’s second chance at love? When Lucy Parker’s eccentric grandmother, Belladonna, dies, she leaves one last request. Lucy must return a beloved painting to a mysterious man in Italy, leading her on a journey into the past to discover long-buried family secrets that could change everything. . . . Belladonna Rossi grew up as the queen of her small town in rural Tuscany. When World War II terrorizes the countryside, she helps the Monuments Men hide centuries of art in the warren of caves in her family vineyard. She falls in love with one of the soldiers, but will their love be able to survive in a war-torn world? When Lucy’s childhood best friend, estate lawyer Jack Hamilton, agrees to accompany her to Italy, will they find their second chance at love? From a tiny town in Massachusetts to the rolling hills of Tuscany, never-told family secrets unfurl in The Lost Art of Second Chances.
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.
Inspiring historical romance imbued with urban fantasy, a mystery and a search for justice in the sixth novel of the Intertwined Souls Series with Eva and Zoe that asks the question... Will Justice For One Have Life Threatening Repercussions For Many? On the night of November 9, 1938 in Berlin, Germany a teenager's life was forever changed. Sent to the village of Aiden at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, body and mind were shattered in the brutal Aiden Research Facility. Eighteen years later, Eva Lambros is no longer a teenager but a wealthy heiress. She is poised and confident with the family she has always wanted but there is one last obstacle she must overcome. Together with her partner, the formidable Zoe Lambros, they travel to Aiden to open a memorial to the hundreds of souls that lost their lives. Aiden left Eva with debilitating mental constraints that have taken years to overcome but is she ready to confront and overcome her greatest fear? Zoe not only has to contend with Eva's state of mind, but she is also pulled into a mystery that involves a woman's search for justice amidst shocking revelations that reaches into the upper echelons of Aiden society. The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong...
An enslaved enchantress. A magic mirror. Whose match will be made next? Once upon a time… When Queen Briska is accused of treason, she flees to the mountains, building an icy wall around her broken heart. But she cannot flee her punishment – she is forced to help other couples find love. A tough task, when the man she loves is dead. Amani knew his life was over the moment he was enslaved to a magic lamp. But when a strange twist of fate frees him from the lamp just as he discovers the woman he loves still lives, Amani sets out to find her, and free her, too. Will the power of love be enough to melt two frozen hearts?
Promises are never forgotten and always fulfilled - sand, sun, love and madcap Zoe Lambros on a mission to fulfill a promise she made to her wife Eva in the Egyptian refugee camp in 1946. A joyous romantic comedy. Featuring the Illustrations of Lucia Nobrega It's 1948 in Sydney, Australia and Zoe Lambros is planning a surprise for Eva. She enlists the help of best friend Elena and together they make one of Zoe's zaniest ideas come to life. Zoe always delivers on her promises no matter how long it takes. Eva, Zoe, Elena, Henry and Earl are back for a Christmas like no other.
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 . . .
Texas Ranger Wes Rawlins has a heap of trouble on his hands. The county sheriff has been murdered, squatters are entrenched on the dead man's land, and no one can tell Wes why the sheriff wired for help in the first place.
So Wes rides out to the sheriff's farm—and finds himself looking down a gun barrel aimed by Aurora Sinclair, a spirited, young divorcée with a house full of orphans to protect.
Is Aurora an innocent schoolmarm battling an illegal land grab? Or is she a cunning temptress who plugged her lawman-lover to seize his sprawling homestead?
In this high-stakes game of cat and mouse, Wes dare not lose his head. The trouble is, he may have already lost his heart...
4.5 Stars! ~Romantic Times Magazine
Winner, K.I.S.S. Award for Heroes, Romantic Times Magazine
"A romance of immense power and deep emotions. Adrienne deWolfe's three-dimensional characters will warm your heart as her powerful story grips your imagination." ~Kathe Robin, Romantic Times Magazine (4.5 Stars)
"Hot, sexy... with plenty of humor and a pinch of naughtiness that is pure delight." ~Marta Kiss, Belles and Beaux of Romance Newsletter
"I loved Texas Lover! This book was too perfect for words. It is going on my keeper shelf and on my list of all-time favorite reads." ~Maudeen Wachsmith, Editor, Rawhide & Lace
-Crystal: Elizabeth's story: the stand alone Sequel to Alana - An Epic American Historical Romance —From the best selling author of ALANA and Run On The Wind, Monica Barrie brings you the continuing story of story of Alana Belfores and Crystal Revanche. —From the heights of San Francisco's Nob Hill society, to the bordellos of Virginia City and Charleston, Elizabeth Montgomery fights for her life, and battles to stop those who arrested her brother as a Confederate spy, burned her home to the ground, and sold her off to a bordello. —Taking the name Crystal Revanche, Elizabeth Montgomery fights her way back from the depths of human bondage to avenge her family and herself. From San Francisco to Charleston, where she saves Alana Belfores from a fate similar to her own. Together, Alana and Crystal fight the corruption of the 1860s business world.. —What Crystal did not expect, was to find love within the ruins of her life. A love she must run from, before it destroys him as well. —Vengeance, power, money, and love drive Crystal to seek justice against the men behind the consortium who stole her family's shipping company, murdered her friends and family, and tried to silence her forever.
If you take the sex and sizzle of Nora Roberts and combine it with the literary genius of Jane Austen, you will end up with writing talents of Tessa Candle. Anyone who appreciates romance and sexual sizzle, with drama and a humorous twist, will love this story.—M. Forsyth.Did you love Pride and Prejudice, but always wish you got to see Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have it off? This is the witty but sexy Regency Romance you have been waiting for…
Miss Primrose needs to be punished. A member of the wickedly wanton Inn of the Red Chrysanthemum, where the most taboo and illicit pleasures are indulged, Miss Primrose—or Mistress Primrose, as she prefers—left Nicholas Edelton a shell of a man. Now his older brother, Spencer Edelton, the Marquess of Carey, intends to provide her a set-down she will never forget. Weary from exacting her revenge upon the man who raped her sister, Beatrice Primrose has had her fill of men of privilege and presumption, but she accepts a fateful invitation from a handsome nobleman to spend a sennight at his estate for a grand sum of money. She soon learns, however, that she will not get to reprise her role as Mistress. To her horror, she finds his lordship expects her to submit to him! But Beatrice won’t give in so easily. In a clash of wills, fueled by vengeance and lust, Lord Carey and Miss Primrose wrestle for dominance in, and out of, the bedchamber. Their biggest struggle, however, may be against their own desires… Can Miss Primrose take what she dishes? And will Lord Carey succumb or succeed in punishing Miss Primrose?
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?
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?
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?
It’s 1841. Identical twins, Lauren and Sage McCain are born into the upper echelons of Southern society but, through the evil act of a lonely midwife, they are separated at birth. As adults, they have both found love, although they live in completely different worlds. Lauren lives on an affluent ranch and is loved by two brothers–one the father of her child, the other, her husband. One went off to war, leaving his brother to pick up the broken pieces of their lives. Sage has found her soulmate among the Winnebago tribe and cherishes the abiding love from both her husband and children. But the Dakota Uprising in Minnesota has affected her life as much the Civil War has affected Lauren's. Lauren and Sage don’t know the other exists…until Fate steps in twenty years later. Amid the flames of danger and destiny, their lives will be forever changed. +Readers compare these novels to Sara Donati’s WILDERNESS Series + Contains adult language and sexual scenes and is appropriate for adult audiences + This duet contains unforgettable love stories, suspense, surprise conclusions, and happy endings. Read Dark Night of the Moon, Book 2, the conclusion to Moon of the Sleeping Bear
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)
Desperate to save her impoverished family, Eliza Masse begins corresponding with a homesteader named James. After a few months, she agrees to marry him – sight unseen. Is this the worst idea she's ever had? Scared and desperate, Eliza will have to learn fast – and what she learns will take her by surprise.
Handsome and wealthy, but with a painful past of his own, James Stanton isn't sure what to expect from the Eastern city girl he has agreed to marry. When they finally meet, one look at her fills his heart with hope. But can an arranged marriage possibly be a match made in heaven?
A Story of Hope, Romance, Suspense and True Love. ❤️
Jame's Mail-Order Bride is a sweet historical western romance novella in 3 parts. No Cliffhanger.
The earl's goal was to find his missing sister. The last thing he expected to find was love. Having spent two years abroad to avoid his father's schemes to see him wed, Oliver Darby returns to England to claim his inheritance. As Earl of Stanton, and confirmed bachelor, he expects to settle into a comfortable life. However, when he discovers his sister, Rose, is missing and has not been seen for six months, it's evident his father is capable of manipulating events from beyond the grave. When Nicole Flint accepted the role of paid companion to Lady Rose Darby, nothing was as it seemed. Whisked away from London to a haunted manor that once housed the insane, the two ladies are kept prisoner with no hope of reprieve. But when an opportunity arises for one of them to escape, Nicole knows she must be the one to stay. After all, her purpose for working has nothing to do with money, and everything to do with the need to hide from her controlling brother. Thrown together in a wild adventure full of lies and deceit, guilt forces Oliver and Nicole to search for the lost Lady Rose. The overwhelming attraction that exists between them only complicates matters. He's a man driven by passion and lust. She's a lady looking for true love. But on their journey of discovery, both must learn that the two are inexplicably entwined.
Two princesses. One prince. And the war has just begun. Once upon a time… Princess Ava was sent to a neighbouring kingdom as a lady-in-waiting to her sister, their future queen. Until a runaway horse, a case of amnesia and a cold-hearted king conspire to bring her to the prince’s attention. Now the prince believes Ava is his bride, and her sister is just a serving maid. One thing is certain: the prince must marry one of the princesses, or there will be war. But when all’s fair in love and war…who will win the battle for the prince’s heart?
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.
A maiden dying for adventure. A prince on a perilous quest. Monsters that must be slain. Once upon a time… After losing a battle with a dragon, George is desperate to salvage his reputation. Only he can’t do it alone – he needs an assistant. Royal tailor Melitta longs for adventure, so when she hears of a job opening for an apprentice hero, she jumps at the chance. Slaying monsters must be more exciting than sewing. Can the unlikely pair still succeed at their quest – or will they fall for each other instead?
Victorian London, 1895….Henrietta Jones is about to snap!
Wild and unmanageable, “Harry” runs away to buy a horseless carriage and a pair of red buttoned up boots. She instantly dislikes an arrogant American, and when she can’t intimidate him, she falls in love with his automobile, needles him, taunts him, flaunts her ice maiden look until he is driven mad, and then plots to straighten his nose.
The first Henrietta Jones was blessed with a daughter who has grown up to be more extreme and full of the devil than anyone else in Victorian England. After being ridiculously trained to cheat at life and kill men with two fingers she rebels. She’s had enough.
But somebody wants Joshua dead. She discovers a murderous scheme to destroy England, and upsets the beautiful but brutal red-lipped cigarette-smoking Magda von Uxhuell-GIllenband, who tries to seduce Joshua and then tries to kill him.
She postpones plans to turn wild, to unravel automobile murders, a deadly secret treaty, and save a stupid boy. She seems to be England’s top spy but nobody has told her. She becomes a brilliant detective but steals the evidence. She enters the first London to Brighton Automobile Race, and fights a femme fatale in the last duel in Hyde Park.
Only Harry can save the country from chaos, but can Joshua stand the pace?
And how will she fix that infuriating broken nose!
The Duke of Northumberland is a lonely and morose man. He tries to engross himself in the management of his coal mines, where he is famed amongst his employees for his sense of justice and fairness.
He tries to engross himself in the management of his coal mines, where he is famed amongst his employees for his sense of justice and fairness. However, the death of one of his most faithful workers in an accident perturbs him.
Abigail, the daughter of that employee, one of the housemaids in the castle he has inherited, will not let him forget his involvement in that accident.
So, when these two different but dynamic personalities came face to face, both their lives change course. Will they be able to overcome the obstacles and finally be together?
So cozy up and join Abigail and the Duke of Northumberland in a tale of jealousy, ambition, and forbidden love!
The Collection Includes the Following:
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!
Twelve princesses. One wounded soldier. A mystery that must be solved. Once upon a time… Princess Bianca is sent with her sisters to the summer palace, a place no maiden has ever returned from. While her sisters seem perfectly happy, she has only one desire: escape. Vasco, a wounded soldier on his way home from war, stumbles across the summer palace and sets out to solve the mystery no man has managed to yet. If only they let him live long enough… Can the fair maiden and the wounded soldier uncover the sinister secret before it’s too late?
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.
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)
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.
The Lady’s Choice is the captivating story of Ruthie, a beautiful and shapely farm girl and her elicit and unlikely romance with Salmon, a handsome noble and the nephew of Edinburgh Castle in 1885. In addition to the spicy encounters of Scottish Historical Romance; the storyline also features an emotional fight to care for a semi-abandoned 5 year old boy, unwanted attentions from the town’s crooked mayor and a surprising ‘happily ever after’ ending. When Salmon and his young son Ben straggle into Ruthie’s life during a torrential rainstorm, she does what comes naturally to her – she protects Ben and helps him recover after a long walk in poor conditions. But where is the boy’s mother and why is his father Salmon (who she is instantly attracted to) acting so mysteriously? How can Ruthie ensure that her family farm is cared for and continue to care for Ben, who needs motherly love and direction? Will she agree to become Salmon’s live-in nanny, while other evil men in the castle are helpless to prevent uncomfortable sexual attempts of nanny romance towards the irresistible Ruthie?
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?
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.
Midnight Meetings series
Meet the ...
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.
She needed to escape… Elizabeth Baker’s life looks nothing like she hopes. When her mother suddenly dies, Elizabeth grieves her passing as well as evades the inappropriate passes of her stepfather. She has to get away from him and decides to ask her dearest friend, Hannah, for help. Can Lizzie escape her stepfather’s advances before it’s too late? And if she does, can she ever trust another man again? He wants to remain single for as long as possible… Mack Douglas sees his best friend, Briggs, and his new wife, Hannah, on a daily basis. While he doesn’t begrudge their happiness, he has no desire of his own to get married. To be shackled down for the rest of his life? No thank you! When Hannah implores his help on behalf of her friend, he can’t say no. Will Lizzie and Mack be able to find common ground and build a marriage worth fighting for? Or will their marriage end before its even had a chance to begin?
Ian Fitzwilliam wasn’t supposed to end up an English Lord, but after the title falls in his lap he works hard to secure himself in proper society, and takes a step into improper places as well, following a desire he hardly understands. Jane Stanton is not only an actress at the Cupid’s Bow theater, she also entertains customers in a London pleasure house. When an adorable Scotsman ends up on his knees before her, she finds new joy in her work. Lust turns to love and Ian is caught between his duty to wed and his feelings for Jane. In the end, can there be a happy ending for two people who stand so far apart in society’s eyes?
Alistair Cronin and his brother, Teddy, two men from a large Texas ranching family dream of owning a ranch of their own. They purchase one in Claxzon, South Dakota with money left to them by their grampa. Expectations about their new venture are high and they are excited by the prospect of starting a new breeding program. What they didn’t expect was to be ambushed, and for Alistair to be almost killed, a few miles from their new home. Thankfully, neighboring ranchers take Alistair in and nurse him back to health. Beautiful Peggy-Jean has returned home to her parents’ ranch after the tragic death of her husband. She needs their help while she grieves. It’s not long before Alistair falls under her spell. Will his capture by a madman end their courting before it even begins? Or can his brother and their new friends rescue him before the killer strikes? This is part of a multi-author series but read as a stand alone.
Lady Charmaine Brightley will soon lose her place in the world. Her father is ill, and a distant male cousin is in line to inherit the family estate. In the meantime, guests flock to Lady Charmaine’s lavish parties and gaming tables, all designed to raise money for the “deserving” poor. However, if the ton were to discover the identities of the actual recipients of their philanthropy, the revelation would ruin Charmaine. Not that Charmaine cares what anyone thinks. Ever since her devastating first year out in society, she has given up on love. As far as Charmaine is concerned, passion is meant only for the young and foolish. Until a dashing stranger appears at her masquerade, and their mutual desire catches fire. After an ill-fated duel, Duke Konstantin “Kosta” Rostov abandoned Russia for England. Accustomed to privilege and power, Kosta is now a servant of a cruel stepfather. Determined to restore his reputation, Kosta sneaks away to a masquerade ball at Cortwood Manor, where he meets the alluring Charmaine Brightley. For years, Duke Konstantin restricted his romantic affairs to discreet, worldly, and married women. Despite their thrilling connection, Kosta understands he has no place in Lady Charmaine’s life. So when his stepfather sends him back to Cortwood, Kosta can’t resist the opportunity to see her one more time. But Kosta’s stepfather has his reasons for pushing them together. And those plans could destroy the woman who has finally captured Kosta’s heart.
A man in search of a courtesan, and a woman in search of a ship - and neither will find what they thought they wanted… Lord George Northmere is tired of his lonely existence, and takes the radical decision to go against the ton and society's rules, and seek out comfort. But in all his thirty years, he has never met anyone quite like the fiery Italian Miss Florence Capria. After a riot forces them to take shelter for the night in an intimate small room, can Lord George ignore the growing passion Miss Capria is igniting in his once cold heart? Will being lost with a lord change Florence's destiny forever? This is the first in a series of eight Ravishing Regencies.