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 ...
Rory MacTaggart is an uptight lawyer by day, and a steamy seducer by night.
One night in New Orleans changed my life. But is it for better or worse? The instant I see Emery Granger, I need to possess her. A one-night stand should've been the end of it. Except I can't quite let her go yet.
A marriage of convenience is the best I can offer.
For reasons I can't fathom, Emery agrees to marry me for money, knowing it will last only one year. She is the opposite of every woman I've ever known, and the opposite of mecheerful, free-spirited, and compassionate. Maybe that's why I need to have her, though I will never love her.
All I know for certain is that living by my rules might destroy us both.Rory in a Kilt is the third and final book in The Ballachulish Trilogy, a brand-new series based on the first three books in the bestselling Hot Scots series, reborn and retold from the heroes' perspectives.
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.”
It's 1950 in Australia where Eva Muller and Zoe Lambros have found peace in a land that doesn’t understand or tolerate their love. Their peace comes to an end when the end of the brutal Greek Civil War brings unwelcome news for Zoe. She must return home to Greece to reclaim her family property or lose her inheritance. Zoe is reluctant to expose Eva to the pain of revisiting Larissa, the town that almost killed her during World War II. Eva is adamant that Zoe should go back and rightly claim what is hers. While at an impasse of what is to be done, the decision is made to not only go back to Greece but also back to Eva's home in Germany. They are aware that the journey home will be filled with painful memories that have haunted them for years. It is a journey of discovery, healing and the unexpected. No Journey is ever what we think it to be.
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)
Set in 17th century England, this is a tale of jealousy, ambition and forbidden love. 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. However the death of one of his most faithful workers in an accident, perturbs him. Moreover 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. A long time business rival and his estranged cousin the Earl of Aldrich, is also looking for a way to extract revenge from the Duke for previous wrongs. In a reversal of fortunes, the Duke finds himself forced to abandon his Castle while Abigail discovers she is not really the daughter of a coal miner. Abigail, caught in the midst of the rivalry between two powerful men, discovers that nothing is as it seems. Not even her own past.
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
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.
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?
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
To all of London, Sebastian Traherne is a pretentious fop who prizes his tailor over his dukedom. In truth, hes an obsessively rational fellow protecting a secret marriage. When a prickly Welsh miss arrives at his crumbling castle one gloomy night, she upends his worldand every principle he holds dear. Worse, she believes in a silly fairy tale known as True Love.
Gwynna Owen might be the last true Princess of Wales, but she needs this very English duke to claim her legacy and vanquish a tyrant. When Sebastian quickly sees through her boys disguise, she must plead her case with only a rusty daggerand sapphire eyes that conjure what he most wishes to avoid.
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.
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...
He expected to be the topic of scandalous gossip. Banished to Boston for causing the death of Lord Banbury, Lucas Dempsey vowed never to set foot on English soil again. But when his brother inherits the viscountcy and pleads for his return, the opportunity to show his contempt and loathing for the Society who turned its back on him proves to be far too enticing to resist. He did not expect an intriguing lady to barge into his home desperate to save his wicked soul. When the dishonourable Lucas Dempsey steps into the ballroom after a four-year absence, Helena Ecclestone is quick to label the gentleman a murderous rogue. That is until she stumbles upon a secret conversation and feels a moral obligation to see justice done. But while the ladies swoon over his handsome countenance, Helena is determined to look beyond such superficial features, intrigued to discover the true character of the gentleman he hides beneath his arrogant façade.
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).
She needs a groom… Grace Johnson grew up in an orphanage. With no idea who her parents were or why they gave her up, she decides to stay on at the only place she’s ever called home. When a fire breaks out and destroys the orphanage, there is no place for her to stay long term. The director suggests Grace become a mail-order-bride. Grace struggles with leaving. The orphan girls have become like sisters to her, and she hates the thought of never seeing them again. What other choice does she have but to say goodbye and move on with her life? He doesn’t know he needs a bride… Preacher Pete Tucker’s been lost ever since his young wife, Susannah, died in childbirth three years ago. With taking care of his son as well as the church, he struggles with keeping it together. When Pete’s friends suggest he gets remarried, he balks at the idea, feeling it would be a betrayal to the only woman he’s ever loved. But when his son almost gets run down by a wagon, the least he can do is put an advertisement in the paper, making it clear he’s not looking for a love match. When Grace Johnson arrives in Mountain Springs, Colorado as an answer to his ad, Pete discovers he may be in for more than he bargained for. Will Grace be able to find the family she’s always longed for? Will Pete allow love to enter his life once more? Or will they have a marriage of convenience?
an love heal a wounded heart? Felicity Allen is the darling of audiences all over Europe, but she is deeply scarred by what she has endured. In her world, trusting a man is not an option, not even one as attractive and charming as Count Maximilian Berg. And yet, she finds his strength and tenderness—and his ideals—captivating and impossible to resist. Count Maximilian Berg has his own ghosts, but his focus is on secretly paving the way for greater freedom for Austria. When he meets Felicity, his desire for her is immediate, but he soon recognizes that he wants to cherish her, not seduce her, and that he must earn her trust so that she will believe him. As the revolution of 1848 holds Vienna in its grip, they struggle to find their way to each other in a world gone awry, where danger and betrayal lurk everywhere. Will they survive, and, if they do, will they be able to escape the past and build a future together? ***** Promises to Keep is the second book in the Fearless Women Historical Romance Series by best-selling author Nina Beaumont. Gutsy heroines and dashing heroes. Love, passion, and sensuality. Intrigue, rebellion, and revolution. A thrilling journey through 19th century Europe, packed with vivid, true-to-life historical detail. Read all of the books in the Fearless Women Historical Romance Series. Each can be enjoyed as a standalone romantic adventure. Sapphire Magic Promises to Keep Tapestry of Fate Tapestry of Dreams Surrender the 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.
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.
Loyalty to the Brotherhood comes before all. Including women. Formidable Viking leader Rurik knows the law. His loyalty to the Forgotten Sons is his bond, and no woman will threaten what he’s built from the ground up. But the Sons are a roving band of Vikings, and Rurik is growing restless—so when Normandy’s chieftain offers land, the proposal intrigues him. And the sultry Parisian thrall he finds in his tent intrigues him even more… Safira is cunning and clever and full of secrets. Rurik’s men have no interest in securing her safe passage home, but, piqued with lust, Rurik views Safira’s wiles as a captivating challenge—one he’s determined to conquer, even if lying with her is as defiant as it is inevitable. Traveling with Safira has been a fantasy come true—what started as lust is quickly turning to the kind of partnership Rurik could never have dreamed. But their arrival in foreign lands marks a new chapter, one that demands a Viking wife. With impossible decisions to be made, Rurik’s alliances are fraying, and past promises may not be enough to save him from having to betray those he’s sworn loyalty to—including Safira.
Cloanne had traveled to the most dangerous town in South Dakota in order to become a mail-order bride, only to learn the man she was betrothed to had lied. At the age of thirty-one, she was considered by most to be a dried-up spinster who would never achieve her dream of a husband and family. Ronaldo is smitten with the beautiful blonde from the first time he sets eyes on her, and when her proposed marriage falls through, he takes it upon himself to court her. Cloanne accepts Ronaldo's offers of dinner and looks forward to spending time with him each day, but all is not as it appears. Is their growing attraction doomed to fail due to secrets and lies? What will happen when Cloanne falls into the hands of a notorious outlaw? This is part of a multi-author series but read as a stand alone.
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.
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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Welcome to Hell on Earth, boys. Andersonville POW camp... He was a Union soldier. She was a Confederate nurse. When Rosa looked into his eyes, she saw pure determination. He was a fighter and wouldn't let anything keep him down. Rosa could take a few lessons from him. Trapped in desire and drowning in need; to fall in love with the enemy, there might as well be a mountain between them. Grab your copy today.
How far would you go to find the woman you love? Nazi Germany. While growing up in Germany in the 1930s, Rudolf falls in love with the girl next door, Gertrude. He doesn't care what religion Gertrude practices but the Nazis do. When the first antisemitic laws are enacted by the Nazi government, Gertrude's father loses his job at the local university. Unable to find employment in Germany, he accepts a position at Istanbul University and moves the family to Turkey. Eight Years Later. As war rages in Europe, Rudolf arrives in Istanbul to search for Gertrude. With Rudolf finally living in the same city as Gertrude, their reunion should be inevitable, but he can't find her. During his search for Gertrude, he stumbles upon Rosalyn, an American Jew working as a nanny in the city. Upon hearing his heartbreaking story, she immediately agrees to help him search for his lost love. Willing to do anything in their search for Gertrude, they agree to work for a British intelligence officer who promises his assistance, but his demands endanger Rudolf and Rosalyn. As the danger increases and the search for Gertrude stretches on, Rudolf and Rosalyn grow close, but Rudolf gave his heart away long ago.
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)
A sleeping beauty. A kingdom frozen in time. Only one can save them all. Once upon a time… Lord Siward intended to go hunting, but when he stumbles upon a ruined castle and accidentally wakes the mysterious maiden sleeping inside, he knows his holiday is over. With the kingdom in trouble, Siward should be protecting the realm, but every time Rosamond looks at him, he gets lost in the girl’s green eyes. Who is the mysterious beauty, and why does he feel she holds the key to the kingdom’s deliverance?
-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.
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?
Lucy Locket, the long-lost granddaughter of a duchess, has never been a part of Society. One day, she was living a secluded life as the prisoner of a criminal, and the next day she was an heiress in a world she did not even remotely understand. She does not embody the typical qualities of a well-born lady...at all. She can't curtsy, she doesn’t hide her emotions, she’s too clever by far. But in three months, she must marry a suitor with a royally-bestowed title, or she forfeits a fortune—leaving her and the duchess in dire straits. All Henry Beaumont wants is to prove himself to Society and step outside of his half-brother’s shadow. So when the duchess asks him for a personal favor involving her newly found granddaughter—with a hefty thank you reward at the end—he leaps at the opportunity. It seems as if Lucy is trading one prison for another. Henry has now become a permanent fixture as her charming yet iron-fisted taskmaster and tutor in the ways of High Society. Like oil and water, Lucy and Henry spar in an epic battle of wills—and even rapiers. But Lucy’s past and her surprising, undeniable feelings for Henry may doom their undertaking if he declares his love for her...because without a title, he can never be hers.
Lady Isabella fancies herself in love with wicked and handsome Lord John, but it is his conventional and boring older brother Robert, Duke of Wyndam she is expected to marry. But when John runs off with the beautiful wife of a French Assassin, John's past plunges them all into danger and Isabella discovers that Robert isn't so boring after all.
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!
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?
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.
Miss Beatrice Lakeheart is living through the most unfortunate circumstances after the death of her mother and the remarriage of her papa. When she is offered employment as a governess for the scandalous, world weary Duke of Carrington, little does she know that her very innocence will attract him to her like a moth to a flame. But with a jealous stepbrother and fiances, can they still find their happily ever after?
The governess & the scandalous Duke is a Clean Regency Historical Romance.
Regina Darcy writes clean, short, regency romance stories that always have a good old fashioned happy ending.
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.
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…
Black Eagle A woman on the run…a warrior’s vow…an assassin on their trail. THE WARRIORS OF THE IROQUOIS, BOOK 1 With the English and the French at each other’s throats, struggling for control of the North American continent, the battle lines have been drawn. But Marisa Jameson is witness to treachery closer to home. After she overhears her uncle’s plot to destroy a Dutch town for his own gain, she threatens to expose him – and is forced to run for her life. When the mesmerizing beauty says she needs a guide to visit a friend, Mohawk warrior Black Eagle agrees to be her guide, since her plans compliment his own. No one knows the wild forests of the New England better than he. But when danger dogs their every step, he suspects there’s more to Marisa’s anxiety to move swiftly than her eagerness to “visit a friend.” Caught in the crossfire of a war and with a deadly assassin hot on their trail, Marisa and Black Eagle discover that trusting each other is the only way to outrun the enemy – and that love may be the only way to survive. Warning: This book, a steamy, senuous romance, may cause one to fall in love with that special someone all over again.
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?
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.
A vaudeville troupe arrives in Morgan’s Crossing late in the traveling season. When an event occurs that shakes up the troupe, seamstress Cinnia decides to say no to older sister Nola who has made the sisters’ decisions since being orphaned a decade earlier. Leather worker Nicolai Andrusha is lying low and using an alias until the patent is approved on his family’s leather tanning formula. But he finds the auburn-haired poetess irresistible. Will Nicolai oppose his family obligation to help the stranded beauty who has caught his eye?
When Julian Hertford's father vanishes from their Paris gambling house, he follows a clue to England, hoping to elicit assistance from his mother's relatives. But finding his father proves to be a tangled web that will bring love, scandal and murder in it's wake and change his life forever. Georgian adventure romance to delight readers of Georgette Heyer, Lucinda Brant and Ashley Gardiner.
“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 ...
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 A Collector's Item: Rowena's After Dark Regency Romance. The danger is real, the romance is captivating and the sex is scorchingly hot in this After Dark version. For those who prefer sweet romance without sex, check out the Traditional version of this story, That Infamous Pearl.
A mysterious inheritance and magical forces thrust Kara Malone through the ages to the Scottish Highlands of old. There she encounters Alaxandar McLeod, the dark stranger who inhabits her dreams. Alaxandar leads the charge to learn the truth about the violent raids against his clan. When his horse almost tramples a beautiful stranger, he is beguiled but skeptical. Is she a spy, or worse, a witch come to lure him with her body and distract him from his quest? With his clan ever leery of Kara's presence, and the raids intensifying, Alaxandar must decide what is right for his family and his heart. Will Kara choose to stay with the stranger from her dreams made flesh, or the mission she vowed to complete?
A beastly prince. An enchanting beauty. Only love can break the spell. Once upon a time… The wicked King Thorn forced the enchantress Zuleika to cast a terrible curse. She fled his court to travel the world, helping those who need her magic most. Until a search for her merchant father’s lost ships leads her to an enchanted island, where Prince Vardan, the island’s ruler, is afflicted by the most powerful curse Zuleika has ever encountered. She’s not sure she can reverse the spell, but she’s determined to try. After all, a prince who fights pirates can’t be all bad…no matter how beastly his appearance. Together, can the enchanting beauty and the beastly prince break the spell?
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?
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...
Rose Malloy has loved and lost, or has she? With her marital status a mystery, Rose slips into quiet solitude. William Woodsom is determined to coax back the lighthearted beauty who had previously dazzled Boston’s elite. He captures her fragile heart until the past resurfaces, bringing intrigue and possibly murder. Can Rose prevent further heartache not only for herself but also for the man she loves – or will her future be destroyed by an Inconceivable Deception? (On sale at Amazon for $2.99 through 2/14. Full price elsewhere.)
In an era when cultures maintain a cautious truce; one man’s pursuit, in the name of love, endangers all those he cares for; while another man’s obsession spawns a devastating drive to massacre all who stand in his way ~~ trapping one woman between them; the victim of love.
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 ...
Most weddings might be joyous occasions, but Hamish’s older brother Callum is marrying…a commoner. Never mind that he’s engaged to an earl’s daughter, and they’ll lose their family’s estate if he marries someone else. Hamish will just have to find a way to stop the wedding. Georgiana Butterworth is startled when a handsome Scot breaks into her bedroom and brandishes money. Evidently he’s mistaken her for her sister, newly engaged to a duke, and is trying to bribe her. Georgiana knows one thing: she won’t permit this man to ruin her sister’s chance for everlasting happiness. Hamish may be determined to stop the wedding, but Georgiana is intent to make certain the wedding happens, no matter what she has to do to distract him.
When Georgette Darrington’s father dies suddenly and with serious debts, she imagines things cannot get any worse. But when her attorney tells her that the family home must be sold to pay the debts, leaving her penniless and without a home, her only choice is to become a governess. In no time at all, Georgette finds herself in the grand mansion of the Duke of Draycott, teaching his delightful, orphaned nieces. But, the more time Georgette spends with the little girls, the more she realizes they are missing their home and life in Wales, not to mention their own language. Georgette must find a way to convince the Duke to take an interest in the girls’ lives, and she must also find a way to keep their native language alive despite his determined instructions to the contrary. As the tragic tale of the Duke’s sister and her forbidden love unfolds, Georgette must struggle with the deprivations of her lowered status, not to mention the spiteful plots and schemes of a jealous housekeeper and nurse. As her loneliness threatens to overwhelm her, Georgette must find a way put the splintered family back together, even as she battles her own feelings of love for the handsome, taciturn Duke.
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.
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?
When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her... CORFU, 1987 On a long holiday with her grandparents, Sofia Aspioti meets Danny Markson, a charming flirt who makes her laugh. Although she tries to keep him at arm's length, worried that village gossip will get back to her strict family, she falls desperately in love. That's when strange dreams about Brighton's West Pier and a woman dressed in black begin to haunt her. Who is this grieving woman? And how is her lament related to Sofia's feelings for Danny? BRIGHTON, 1937 Dreaming of wealth and happiness, Laura Mayfield arrives in Brighton to pursue a new life. She falls for Christian Searle, a happy-go-lucky stagehand at the West Pier theatre, but when she's offered a chance to perform there, her love for him is put to the test. Charles Willard, a wealthy aristocrat, is fascinated by her and pursues her relentlessly. Will Laura choose love...or money? "I could feel the warm sun and sandy beaches even on a cold dreary day." ~Helen Johnson Brumbaugh, Amazon reviewer "Ms. Moschoudi is proving to be a skilled storyteller who takes her readers on a wonderful ride." ~David M. Wind, author of Queen of Knights The Ebb is a feel good, summer holiday read. Its two timelines begin to merge in The Flow and finally become one story in The Storm. Although The Ebb creates a strong premise for the rest of the series it has a satisfactory ending and can be an enjoyable standalone read.
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.
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.
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 ...
Hiding in history isn’t the thrill Emily thought it would be—but neither is time travel. When her husband, Dell, was seriously injured in an accident meant to free her from her past, Emily is left to await his recovery alone.
Traversing time without the man of her dreams becomes a nightmare with no apparent end until her husband’s younger self, Shane, arrives—handsome, arrogant, and ready to challenge Emily’s feelings for a husband who might not survive his injuries.
Inspired by the memory of Maude, her beloved great-great-aunt, Emily tries to escape her new life, only to discover that she may have just risked everything for the love of Maude.
For the Love of Maude is the second book of The Dear Maude Trilogy. The first, Dear Maude, is the story of a college graduate, whose first job is anything but conventional. Thrust into the mysterious world of time travel, Emily learns to survive by baring her soul and secrets within the pages of a journal she addresses to her great-great-aunt, and by losing her heart in a romance that knows no boundaries, including time.
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…
Miriam Gray resides in Finnegan, Kansas but when she is jilted by her fiancé in favor of her best friend, it’s the last place she wants to remain. A chance meeting with an acquaintance, leads to her impulsively becoming a mail order bride. Jack Walker lives on a ranch in Rowland Falls, Texas and he’s in desperate need of a mail order bride. When he breaks his leg, he finds himself laid up in bed, unable to travel. Miriam refuses to travel to his ranch without an escort and doesn’t have anyone who can spare the time to accompany her. Jack’s twin brother steps in to solve the dilemma, a proxy marriage takes place and he escorts his brother’s bride back to their ranch. Will Jack and Miriam forge a connection, or will a foolish decision tear them apart? This is part of a multi-author series but read as a stand alone.
A princess who refuses to be a prize. A prince’s promise. Perhaps dragons aren’t so bad after all. Once upon a time… Promised as a prize to any hero who can slay the dragon, Princess Sativa flees the palace in search of the prince she was betrothed to as a child. But there are many miles between her and the boy who has become a king. Can a lone princess cross the sea and convince the king she’s the princess of his dreams?
The Hancocks and Ashfords have had a long-standing feud between their families long before Miss Jane Hancock couldn't stand the sight of gentleman farmer Adam Ashford. But after both families fall on hard times and an unscrupulous creditor forces Jane and Adam to sign a devil's bargain, they'll finally understand the true meaning of keeping your enemies close at hand.
The terms of this bargain? Locate a lost treasure shrouded in deception and mystery.
The catch? Only one can claim it to win...the loser is left to ruin.
As Jane and Adam embark on a trek throughout England they plan to hate their adversary, no matter how attractive, generous, and kind they are.
Sometimes, plans change...
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 ...
Adirondack tells a story of women’s empowerment and forbidden love in a time when “that just wasn’t done.” The summer of 1897 should have been like any other summer for Anna Tattersall. Along with her husband, Will, and their two boys, they spent every summer in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Her time was spent at teas and parties and all the societal happenings among the well to do who summered in Keene Valley. But that all changed when a freak storm sent Anna’s world spinning out of control and she fell into the arms of another man. He was a gentleman of letters who was wealthy, and ever so handsome. Thus begins the story of a young woman coming into her own, discovering her true self and true love for the first time in her life.
It's 18th century London, where an Earl loses a vast sum of money to his good friend, a Duke. To settle the debt, the Earl suggests that he marry his fourteen year old daughter to the Duke’s twenty-one year old son. The marriage takes place the next morning. She is terrified, and he is furious. Calling her an ugly dowd, he leaves immediately after the ceremony on the Grand Tour and does not return for four years. When he returns, two adults who have barely met, and don’t even recognize each other must build a marriage. Can these two strong and determined personalities learn to overcome the resentments of the past, and convert the misunderstandings of the present into a passionate love affair on which they can build a life? If you love a sexy romance this version is definitely for you! I guarantee, you'll never look at a library in quite the same way again. If you like sweet romance with NO sex, please buy "A Most Unusual Situation", the "Traditional" (sweet, no sex) version of the same story. The novel is based on actual history, that of the Earl of March and Lady Sarah Cadogan. The historical details can be found in my blog at AHeyerLove.com. The Earl of Cadogan did marry his daughter, Lady Sarah Cadogan, to the Duke of Richmond’s son, the Earl of March, sight unseen as a way of settling an enormous gambling debt he owed the Duke. They were married the day after the agreement was made, and the infuriated Earl of March departed on his Grand Tour immediately thereafter, n ...
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…
He Rescued Her from Danger. Then She Stole His Heart
Working as a trick rider for Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, Blue Thunder of the Lakota Nation joins forces with two Assiniboine warriors in their mission to stop a hidden enemy who means to destroy the American Indian people. As a child, hed witnessed the massacre of his friends and family, including the girl, Sweet Flower, whom he'd vowed to marry. The loss has left him with a burning ache and a prejudice against the white man. So how can he fall for a woman like Marci Fox?
Something terrible happened to Marci when she was a child; something that keeps her from remembering her early life. She jumps at the chance to travel from England to New York with her friends working with the Wild West show. But a last minute hitch means the only way to get there is to pretend shes married to Blue Thunder. Her attraction to him is deep, yet something stands in the way of true happinessthe ghosts from his past and his commitment to a mission that could get him killed.
But soon, Blue Thunder and his friends must discover who the true enemy is and stop his evil plans before he can harm more of their people. Could uncovering the treachery get Blue Thunder killed? And, even if he survives the threat, can Blue Thunder and Marci overcome their past and discover the sweet flower of true love?
Warning: A sensuous romance that might stir one's heart to look for, discover and ignite a soul-stirring, foreve ...
She won't find peace until she finds redemption. But it'll take more than love; it'll take two worlds, to merge into one. CORFU 1988 Sofia arrives in Vassilaki broken-hearted over Danny. Just as a new boy comes into her life, the strange dreams start anew. Now in Brighton, she meets Danny again, but he blows hot and cold. When she sees a female apparition on the West Pier, she finds out the locals call her 'The Lady of the Pier'. Is this the woman in her dreams and why is Sofia the only one who can see her? BRIGHTON 1938 Laura and Christian enjoy a blissful summer, while Charles watches from a distance, waiting for the right time to intervene. This time, he's prepared to do something truly vile as to leave nothing to chance. WWII breaks out, and Laura does her best to settle in a new life, having paid a terrible price. Will she find happiness at last, or will the past continue to haunt her? The stories of Sofia and Laura begin to merge in The Flow, leading to a powerful ending. In the next volume, The Storm, the two stories finally become one.
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
“Entertaining (and) well-written.”~ Harriet Klausner, ...
During the Nazi occupation, bands of freedom fighters roamed the forests of Eastern Europe. They hid, while waging their own private war against Hitler’s tyrannical, and murderous reign. Among these Resistance Fighters, there were several groups of Romany people (gypsies). The Heart of a Gypsy is a spellbinding love story. It is a tale of a man with remarkable courage and the woman who loved him more than life itself. This historical novel is filled with romance, and spiced with the beauty of the Gypsy culture. Within these pages lies a tale of a people who would rather die, than surrender their freedom.Come, enter into a little known world, where only a few have traveled before… The world of the Romany. If you enjoy romance, secret magical traditions, and riveting action….you will love “The Heart of A Gypsy.” Please be forewarned that this book contains explicit scenes of a sexual nature.
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.
Audrey Norris is worried but determined. Her life has taken a drastic turn. A short year ago, she was a happily married woman with a young daughter and a warm, cozy home. Now she’s a widow responsible for her daughter, her mother, and a big fat mortgage she didn’t even know about. She can’t pay the house note and she doesn’t have a job. Her options are few and mostly undesirable. Widower Caleb Jefferson is the successful blacksmith in the town of Cutter’s Creek, Montana. His sister has been fussing after him to get married again, but he’s managed to dodge her arguments. Until now. He finally sees that his daughter needs a mother. However, he’d been in love before and that ended in disaster and heartbreak. He has no desire to fall in love again, so he’s hoping he can find a woman who will agree to his terms. When Audrey and Caleb end up together, everyone around them is delighted that their families are joining. Caleb tries to make it work, but he can’t seem to let go and move on with his life. Audrey worries about their strained relationship. She prays every day for help and guidance. She hopes that soon a breakthrough will come. God is taking His time. In the meantime, the family grows closer while Caleb drifts further away. One simple misunderstanding will sever the fragile balance they’ve created. Will this be the end of their relationship or the beginning of a lifetime of love? Read about life, love, and hope in the late 19th century in Cutter's Creek, Montana, as two fam ...
Katherine – Kat, Laslow’s life is in ruins, her farm has been destroyed during the American Civil War. She is now homeless, penniless and widowed without family or friends. Kat sets out to Independence, Missouri to join a wagon train of mail-order brides heading West. There is just one problem – her age... Apparently, she is too old to join the young girls that hope to find husbands in Montana. She manages to talk her way into joining the wagon train, by agreeing to teach the young girls the skills needed to attract a husband. Wagon Master, Cade Lawrence feels sure that she is just a spoiled lady from the south who will not be able to take the hardships of the trail. He lets her know exactly what he thinks of her, all the while fighting off the deep attraction he feels for her. Will Kat find her way into the heart of this surly, handsome man and prove to him that she is capable of far more than he ever dreamed of? Can Cade give in to his feelings and finally admit to himself that he might be able to let a woman become a part of his life?
RWA Molly Contest Finalist Olivia Breedlove’s father couldn’t control her while he was alive, but continues to try even after his death. Thaddeus’ Will stipulates that in order to inherit her portion of his estate, Olivia must marry a respectable man of means within six months of his death. There’s one caveat, however – under no circumstances can that man be Morgan Gatewood. It’s been ten years since Thaddeus banished Morgan, a notorious ladies’ man, for kissing a much younger Olivia in the garden during a family function. But now that Thaddeus is gone, Morgan’s back─and Olivia still wants him. She also wants her inheritance. A bit ahead of her time for 1850’s Savannah, Georgia, Olivia sets out to find a loophole to get what she wants. Her scheme to make Morgan jealous by asking him to help her locate her future husband─by escorting her to the local brothel so that she may observe and evaluate men with a talent for pleasing women─ doesn’t go as planned. Morgan still has ravenous feelings for Olivia, but keeps them to himself. He doesn’t want to interfere with her inheritance. The stakes are raised with a killer on the loose murdering prostitutes in the brothel. It appears Olivia is next on the killer’s list. Can Morgan save her before the killer finds her?
How much would you gamble for love? Rufus Lovell has been thrust unexpectedly into riches, and gained a new set of friends who delight in wagers and bets, with nothing too small or too big to gamble on – even marriage.
So when a tipsy party joke becomes a wager on Rufus’ marriage, he knows he should said no.
But Juliana Honeyfield, the unwitting and unknowing focus of the gamble, is not the simple and malleable young woman that Rufus’ friends take her for.
She demands a lot more from her acquaintances, and the challenge of understanding this intriguing woman and keeping the truth of the wager from her starts to wear thin on Rufus.
Especially when his belief in marriage has already been so greatly rocked, and his family history is sunk in crime, alcoholism, and prison.
Will it be possible for Rufus to charm the winning Juliana?
Does he owe her the truth about his initial interest in her?
And who will eventually win the Michaelmas wager?
A Michaelmas Wager is a charming Regency romance novella about the unlikely consequences of spur of the moment decisions.
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"Thus begins a wonderful romance that, at times, reminded me of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"." --- Amazon reviewer.
"Read this beautifully written book to see what kind of happy ever after comes of this bet!" --- Amazon reviewer.
A rousing family saga for the fight for America's independence! The winds of change brews over the colonies. Tension against the crown is mounting daily. In Williamsburg, the rebellion burns strong in the hearts of two siblings, Jonathan and Hannah Corbett. Spirited and headstrong, Hannah finds herself thrust in the middle of a conspiracy when her father receives a strange package from Philadelphia. Jonathan, a physician for the Continental Army, is torn between duty and family. With war looming on the horizon, the siblings soon discover there is a high price to be paid for the cry for freedom.
Can a mysterious inheritance from an eccentric billionaire right a wrong from generations ago? When Anne is plunged into the lives of the top one percent she finds herself entangled with a cutthroat family who will do anything to keep the past buried. As she uncovers generations of secrets that stir bitter memories she’s thrust into the crosshairs of a vindictive scheme. The family lawyer is the only one keeping her strong, and Anne is falling for him, but is he genuine or only interested in her new wealth? Two generations earlier, Rose has newly immigrated to the United States from Taiwan. In an era when Chinese immigrants are not always welcome, Rose knows she must tread lightly in her new home. However, the temptations in the world of the very rich, the freedom of her new western lifestyle, and her teenage naiveté make her throw caution to the wind. Will she have the strength to walk away when the boss’s son turns his attention to her? Rose’s decision could cause ripples through generations of families. Will Anne be affected so many years later or will she set her own path in a new more modern world? A multicultural historical clean romance, Forbidden Blossom shows how love can transcend racial tensions no matter what era you're in.
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!
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Book 2 in the Outback Australia Series Bourke, a small country town in outback Australia, home to the mighty Darling River. Where skies are bluer than blue, flies and Mozzies abound and wide open spaces and fresh country air regenerate the spirit. It was this small town her heart led her back to after fifteen long years away. The place where Ruby's heart had always belonged. Securing a position with the Flying Doctor Service and working for a local doctor was like a dream come true - she was ready to give back to the people who had done so much to help her. Her own home, jobs she loved, a family and friends she adored. Life was good, until..... Phil was a man who had grown up with Ruby and he'd had his eye on her for years. He'd intended to marry her as soon as he had qualified as a cop and she had qualified as a nurse. So, what caused everything to go so horribly wrong? Will a disaster bring them together? Or will they forever be separated by mistakes from the past?
Raine Brinsley is penniless after her are parents drowned at sea. She's sent by the local minister to Stafford House to apply for a job as a servant. Despite the alarm bells going off in her head, she accepts the offer of employment. She has one goal in mind, to return to her beloved grandfather in Maine. Lord of the Manor, Derek Stafford, has his own dilemmas to worry about. His wife committed suicide some time ago after several babies were stillborn. Derek and his brother, Lyman, race to produce the first male heir of Stafford House. The winner will receive not only the title to the eloquent manor but also an enormous sum of money from their wealthy father. Derek decides the beautiful Raine will make the perfect surrogate. If only he can convince the young woman that signing a contract to bear his son will serve both their needs: She can return to her grandfather and he'll inherit a life of wealth and luxury. Dark stirrings are afoot at Stafford House. A ghost haunts the halls of the manor and the spirit is intent on exposing her killer to Raine. Steeped in murderous plots, Derek and Raine face insurmountable odds of achieving their dreams. And fight the insatiable hunger between them. * A dark, Gothic novel with spirits, voodoo, mystery, and suspense.
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’.
This version of the story is a “modified” version of An Indecent Charade. You spoke, we listened: you said that AIC was too long and that Letty’s interfering male relatives bogged down the story. We agree! We want to present you with Lady Morgan’s Revenge: Letitia’s Naughty Novella, in which the bumbling idiot relatives have been removed, the hot sex scenes kept (one even extended!) and the inclusion of a very hot scene that was left on the cutting-room floor. If you want the Traditional, no sex version, please buy An Honest Deception: Letitia's Traditional Regency Romance. After the death of her wastrel husband, Alfred, Lady Letitia Morgan wants nothing more than to settle into the peaceful life of a widow. Her limited finances are enough to provide Letty and her two children that simple life. Phillip Masham, Marquess of Eynsford and long-time friend of Francis, Lord Exencour, finds himself very much interested in Letty. Unfortunately for him, Letty’s opinion of men of the ton was quite soured by the late Baron Morgan. Not one to give up, the creative Marquess becomes Mr. Phillip Markham, a solicitor in the Inner Temple, in hopes that Letty will get to know him for who his is, beyond his title. Letty and Phillip embark upon an affair that may deepen into love, but will it survive the truth? More importantly, will Letty’s revenge for Phillip’s deception satisfy her and open her heart to happily ever after? Find out in the latest by Alicia Quigley, chart-topp ...
An exiled prisoner. A desperate woman. A time travel agent willing to break the rules. Malcolm Aldred is starting over in 1868, Oklahoma. There's just one problem--he's an exiled prisoner from 2070. In 2071, Los Angeles, housewife Hannah Cole is desperate to escape her abusive husband, and begs Cyber Criminal Enforcement Agent Christine Stewart, to send her somewhere, anywhere in history. When Christine agrees to send Hannah to 1868, neither woman has any idea the events that sets in motion. Malcolm and Hannah adapt to pioneer life in an untamed world full of danger and unimaginable hardships, but falling for each other was never part of the plan. When a deadly hunter tracks Hannah to 1868, fate intervenes and catapults her back to Colonial America, threatening to destroy their future before it ever begins. Can Christine save Hannah in time or will they both be lost to history forever?
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?
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.
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?
Love and war become intertwined as romance blooms between enemies during the American Revolution. Two hundred years later, descendants wage a similar battle as ancient hostilities stir danger for an unsuspecting woman whose heart is attracted to an adversary from long ago. Two romances, two hundred years apart yet connected through the ages.
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?
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.
Cora, Bride of South Dakota is fortieth in the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series. This title can be read as a stand alone. Cora Ancelet’s father hates her. When a fire ravages the factory where she works, her father orders her to find another source of employment or marry his evil political ally, a man old enough to be her grandfather. After being handed a Grooms’ Gazette, Cora takes the desperate step of becoming a Mail Order Bride. John Franklin wants a woman to wake up to. A woman who will love him and his ranch, and ultimately give him the children he craves. Will placing an advertisement for a Mail Order Bride turn out to be the best decision he has ever made for both him and Cora or, is tragedy afoot? Cora is a No 1 International Best Selling book which is part of the multi-author series: American Mail-Order Brides but read as a stand alone.
Fancy Holleday has more nerve than the average cardsharp. No man can resist her smoky voice and violet eyes—and that includes the federal tinstar, Cord Rawlins.
Cord may have tracked her all the way to Texas to recover the U.S. minting plates that she stole, but the Nevada penitentiary is a long ride north, giving her plenty of time to charm, seduce, or just plain outsmart the handsome Texas lawman.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Cord Rawlins is sworn to bring renegades to justice—including the brazen lady train robber who turned the tables on him near Carson City.
Tracking Fancy down is Cord's job, but resisting her persistent persuasions is a matter of personal honor. With Fancy's life in his hands, Cord begins to wonder if his clever prisoner is really as shameless as she pretends. Could her wicked smile be hiding a desperate secret—one that can steal his heart?
Rita Finalist, Best First Book, Romance Writers of America
Rita Finalist, Best Historical Romance (under 100,000 words), Romance Writers of America
Finalist, Reviewers Choice Award (Best Debut Novel), Romantic Times Magazine
Winner, Honey of a Heroine Award, West Houston Chapter, Romance Writers of America
"Texas Outlaw is a real triumph. Adrienne deWolfe is a brilliant author." ~Literary Times
"Funny, fresh, fast-paced and romantic, Texas ...
What do a well-bred Southern Belle and a Northern working class Pinkerton detective have in common? Espionage . . . and romance. At the start of the U.S. Civil War, while young men begin dying on American battlefields and slavery is headed toward its end, behind the scenes, female undercover work and Pinkerton intelligence are alive and well. But in the end, can the love between this novella's Romeo and Juliet couple survive, or will they be just another casualty of war?
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.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is a serial! The books may have cliffhangers and hooks to make you want to continue to the next book. Do not begin if you don't want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy will consist of four books--Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise. Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon--here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country's most turbulent times--Southern Legacy Serial. Belle of Charleston, Book One In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen,their character could never be questioned--loyalty, honor, duty to one's country, God and family. It was the tie that binds until...their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman--Josephine Buchanan Wright. Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomerys cousins...until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?