A MOST INDECENT PROPOSAL Annabelle Greene needs a husband—and quickly. To inherit the only home she’s ever known, she must be married by her twenty-fifth birthday. But finding a suitor has been next to impossible after a reckless rogue named Quinton Carlisle seduced her into a scandalous midnight tryst. Her reputation in ruins, Belle now needs a rather large favor. And she knows just who to turn to… Quinn can hardly believe that the shy bookish girl he teased as a child has grown into such a brazen beauty. The very idea of marrying Belle to right the wrongs of his past is downright shocking…and deliciously tempting. Too bad marriage, convenient or otherwise, is the last thing Quinn wants. He’ll help Belle find a husband and be on his way. But if he can’t control his attraction to the bride-to-be, this marriage could go up in flames—of wicked desire.
The course of true love never did run smooth… Jonathan Brodie, the only son of Sir Roger and Lady Brodie, has lived in the village of Maplebridge his whole life. Penelope, the daughter of the local florist, was adopted by the Baldwins when she was just a baby. They could not be more different and yet, one blustery January morning, their paths collide in a chance encounter that is destined to change their lives forever. Jonathan soon discovers that Penelope is far from the quiet wallflower that she first seems, but rather a beautiful rose just waiting for its chance to bloom. After spending more and more time together, it’s not long before their feelings for each other begin to blossom. However, when Jonathan starts investigating Penelope’s past, in order to present her with the truth about her biological parents, his grand Valentines gesture threatens to destroy any hope of a future with the woman he has grown to love. Penelope begins to doubt Jonathan’s motives. Is he only concerned with placating his domineering father and convincing him that she is worthy of the Brodie name? Despite his good intentions, will Jonathan’s Valentine Secret ruin everything? Or are two people from opposite ends of society simply destined to remain poles apart forever? A Valentine Secret is a charming regency romance novella about never giving up on true love.
Another Rip Roaring, Heart Warming Story of Love, Fear, and Redemption in the Wild West It’s 1891 and The DOLAN GIRLS western romance saga continues. This time it stars the feisty Ellie Dolan Parker, who finds herself caught up in the middle of the Wyoming Cattle Wars. Filled with rich, greedy cattle barons thirsty for prime land, crooked politicians, a major kidnapping, local ranchers in life-threatening danger, Butch Cassidy’s Hole In The Wall hideout, hired ‘guns’ from Texas, a troubled marriage, and a blossoming romance, this story is a colorful portrayal of a forgotten time. A time when these well-known events and their players filled the newspapers. Will Ellie make her mark? Or will she simply become one of the victims? HERE”S WHAT THEY”RE SAYING: “Wonderful characters in a western with twists and turns, both humorous and dark.” “Not only are the characters complex, the plot is believable, and the details are historically accurate, while the beautiful Wyoming backdrop is brought vividly to life by this incredibly talented author.” “If you love colorful stories about the old west that come to life like a movie in your head, then pick up a copy of Ellie & The War On Powder Creek.” “This story brings many important messages to light - family issues, women’s rights, forgiveness, friendship, compassion, and many more. If you enjoy historical Western fiction/romance, this series is definitely for you. Highly recommended! “This was truly a remarkable book. Great characters ...
A kidnapped child. A witch on the warpath. A church guard in crisis. In the year of our Lord 1815, Thomas Drake Saint-Clair, Earl of Braden, a Guard of the Green Cross, is tasked by his archbishop to rescue a missing boy and return him to his warlock father. The order lands Braden in the middle of an unholy war between witches and warlocks and shoves him headlong past a sacred line he’d sworn never to cross. Newly confirmed Coven Protectress, Merryn Pendraven, rushes to rescue a witch’s son. She's convinced the same evil warlock who was responsible for her younger brother’s death is behind this kidnapping, too. She has no intention of letting this vile villain get away with the same crime, twice. When Merryn discovers Braden is also on the case, she’s tempted to join forces. Yet, how can she truly trust him when her aunt has warned that Braden’s second secret charge is to destroy their coven? Finding love in this cauldron of trouble might prove to be Merryn's deadliest mission and Braden's complete undoing.
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.
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.”
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.
Barely seventeen, beautiful but naive Lady Catherine Gresham prepares for her entrance into London society. She's convinced that she won't meet a suitable suitor at the glamorous dances during her first season, especially when it's cut short. Despite all odds, the heart will hear its own beat. And when Lady Catherine is faced with an unexpected choice she learns that the Dowager Duchess of Grandchester has been right all along: Love is blind.
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.
The Xanthakos family’s sea voyage from South Carolina to the North Carolina Outer Banks turns ugly after they pressure their ship’s captain to rescue a pregnant woman thrown overboard from a slave ship. When the slave contracts smallpox, the captain maroons her, Lilyan and Nicholas and their children, Laurel, Paul, and Marion, on an island. After Nicholas and Marion leave to seek help, Lilyan and her children and the baby, whom they have named Cassia, are captured by pirates and taken to their island hideout under the command of the vile Captain Galeo (The Shark), but Paul escapes along the way. Galeo is attracted to Lilyan and orders her and Laurel to dine with him where reveals his plan to make Lilyan his own and auction Laurel to the highest bidder and where he forces them to witness a mock trial and a hanging. Heartsick to see her child exposed to such evil, Lilyan rekindles her long-dormant courage and forges an escape plan. Meanwhile, Nicholas faces his self-perceived failure to protect his family. He must abandon the life of a vintner and once again call upon the skills he honed as a captain in Francis Marion’s militia. Together they face the hardest challenge to a parent, watching as life tests the mettle of their highly sheltered and beloved children. Bolstered by their faith, they realize their strength isn’t enough to see them through and that God is in control. Will the Xanthakos children withstand their trials and learn to be as tough as t ...
An inconvenient engagement turns a marriage of convenience into so much more in this sparkling new series from award-winning author Sara Portman . . . Lady Emmaline Shaw’s reputation was irreparably damaged when her fiancé, John Brantwood, disappeared immediately after their engagement four years ago. Since then, she’s grown from a shy, uncertain girl to a woman who knows her own mind. And what she knows is that London society holds nothing for her. Rumor has it that John ran off to war and died in battle. Now, as the new Duke of Worley, his shocking resurrection throws the ton into a tizzy and makes him one of England’s most sought after bachelors—except that he’s already engaged. John needs a wife capable of smoothing his beloved sister’s introduction into society. But though Emma happily grants him his freedom, her fiery beauty and resilient spirit hold him captive. In fact, John has no intention of letting her go. Her fate is now in his hands, but will her heart be safe there as well?
Louisa Bramick is too busy keeping her father, the Baron of Grimsey, from gambling his life away following the death of her mother to worry that she is not the most popular debutante of the Season. The Duke of Montrose is attracted to the young woman who is avoided by all the other eligible bachelors of the ton. As the most eligible of all, the Duke is careful to refrain from showing too much attention to any of the debutantes, not wishing to start rumors that he has chosen his future Duchess. Until he sees Louisa, and is ready to break his own rules. He is quite taken with the young woman, but is taken aback when she rebuffs him. Then a wager brings them face-to-face in a dangerous scheme that could change both their lives forever. The Duke’s Gamble is a Clean Short Read Regency Historical Romance and is part of the Peers of Eton series. Each story is a complete standalone story.
A disgraced East Coast family A daughter left all alone in the world A man struggling to keep his families dream alive Alysse Rearden has led a fortunate life, one that includes a fiancé eagerly waiting to marry her, but, when her father is sent to prison for fraud, the privileged lifestyle that she once knew comes crashing down around her. Her mother, unable to cope with the stigma, leaves Alysse to cope by all herself. East Coast society is frowning upon her, and there is no hope of her ever returning to the life she once knew, even her fiancé, unable to face the disgrace, has deserted her… In desperation, Alysse applies to become a mail order bride. Surely this will be the answer to her prayers? She travels to Texas to meet and marry the man she has corresponded with, but is he really who he says he is? Can Alysse finally find the happiness she truly deserves? Or, will her past finally catch up with her, destroying the only chance at happiness she has?
Of the deep, she dives into his life.
Working with teenagers every day is a rewarding, yet exhausting job—which is why Abigail Gray decides to go on a well-deserved getaway with a her two friends.
While traveling to a lighthouse, she basks in the romance that eludes her busy day-to-day life. But then strange things start happening, and she ends up in the sea and is pulled under the surface.
One minute she was enjoying her little break from reality, and the next she’s in the middle of a rescue by a handsome figurehead carver from the 1800s.
Abigail doesn’t know how it happened. But she soon realizes she’s in an entirely different world. If it wasn’t for Luke Morlander—the man who saved her from drowning—she would have been lost…or dead.
But the danger isn’t over yet. In fact, it just started. The town tyrant has his eyes set on her, and while Luke does everything he can to keep her safe, she realizes that it’s not just her life that’s on the line…
But her heart as well.
TIDES OF DESIRE, the steamy Christmas sequel to the National Reader's Choice winner, TIDES OF PASSION! An irresistible affair that started with a kiss. The feisty beauty who imagined a solitary life… Spirited physician Macy Dallas is fervently committed to medicine, but a troubled past has kept her from committing to love. She’s never experienced ardent yearning for a man until she kisses Caleb Garrett…and her awakening passion is impossible to resist. The jaded man who vowed to protect his heart… A gifted boatbuilder who is dedicated only to the sea, Caleb doesn’t believe in the power of love. A wretched childhood has governed his life until he doesn’t believe he has anything to offer. A beguiling puzzle, Macy challenges his fears, and he considers giving in to their explosive passion. Even though he knows he’s not the man she deserves. An irresistible affair that started with a kiss… As they match wits in a tempestuous dance, their fortifications begin to crumble, revealing not only a fiery attraction but a deepening love. Soon, what should have been a simple seduction becomes deliciously complicated…as they must open their hearts or lose the one person they are desperate to possess. Praise for Tracy Sumner's novels "The immediate, sizzling attraction between Zach and Savannah was very hot! I don’t know what I enjoyed more: their fierce disagreements or their passionate love-making." —When Pen Met Paper “The dialogue is witty and hilarious!” —The Reading Haven "It has been ...
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?
Is love enough to light up the darkness? Lady Eleanora Smythe is participating in her very last season, her last chance to make a fortuitous match and escape the control of her domineering guardian, Lord Holster, the Earl of Greenbriar. Lord Thomas Greely only months back from the Napoleonic Wars returns home to find the England he left behind much changed. His beloved brother is dead, his widow cast out. Thomas must find the woman to make matters right… But Thomas finds more than he bargained for, when he finally locates his brother’s widow. She is the companion to the beautiful and vulnerable Lady Eleanora. He is drawn to Lady Eleanora in a way that he cannot explain and she needs his help. Time is ticking, and soon the Earl of Greenbriar will have control. Eleanora finds herself not only fighting for her life, but her sanity! Can Thomas save her life without losing his own?
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 ...
When the beautiful, hot-tempered Bailey McShane bursts into the cattlemen's saloon, waving her shotgun and accusing the cowboys of theft, simmering tempers start to boil.
Bailey wants restitution for the fence posts that some low-down cowpokes burned to steal precious water from her land.
No self-respecting cattleman would be caught dead siding with a sheep rancher, like Bailey—and yet Zack Rawlins, the youngest, elected president of the Cattlemen's Association, can't resist this pint-sized wildcat with the big blue eyes. With drought-stricken Bandera County on the brink of range war, Zack faces political suicide if he can’t find a way to mend fences between Bailey and his cattle-ranching neighbors.
But what's a cowboy to do with an unpredictable woman who refuses to be tamed?
4.5 Stars! – Romantic Times Magazine
Winner, Best Historical Romance of the Year, Calico Trails Magazine
Winner, Cameo Award for Strong Woman Characters, Calico Trails Magazine
Winner, K.I.S.S. Award for Heroes, Romantic Times Magazine
Finalist, Reviewers Choice Award (Best Book in a Series), Romantic Times Magazine
"With a true understanding of a woman's heart, Adrienne deWolfe brings two special people together. Snappy dialogue, sharp repartee, a realistic portrait of the era—as well as plenty of passion." ~Ka ...
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.
Mail Order Bride With A Secret Minnie Ravenel needs a husband now and an escape out of Charleston. Her mother answers an ad for a mail order bride in Angel Creek Montana, hoping that when Minnie arrives, the man will accept her and her unborn child. Tripp Maddox isn’t looking for a wife, but when he sees Minnie standing alone on the street crying, something about her situation reminds him of his own losses. A lonely rancher, with Christmas only a two months away, he asks her to marry him. Can two desperate strangers make a life together or will the past tear them apart?
She’s stolen gold… will she steal his heart? Lena Mae has been turning down the advances of men and potential suitors for marriage. She has not met a man worthy of her attention or her hand. Looking for adventure and learning of the route between England and Paris where gold is hauled and transported, Lena is determined to steal enough gold bars to live alone and never need to consider the advances of another man. William Mason is responsible for guarding the train and the gold bars buried inside the safes. He has always been a man of the law. When he discovers that the safe transporting the gold has been broken in to and there are thieves on the train, he enlists the help of the young Lena Mae, who has caught his attention. Traveling alone with a story to tell, she appears to be the most honest person and the one least likely to be involved, given her dainty size. His assumptions are wrong. Learning of her betrayal, he must decide how to enforce his rule and whether she should be disciplined – or arrested and handed over to the authorities for her crimes.
Get ALL THREE REGENCY HISTORICAL ROMANCES in the Wedding Trouble 3-Book Collection! #1 Don't Tie the Knot #2 Dukes Prefer Bluestockings #3 The Earl's Christmas Consultant Don't Tie the Knot Georgiana Butterworth is startled when a handsome Scotsman breaks into her bedroom and brandishes money. Evidently he's mistaken her for her newly engaged sister and is trying to bribe her into not marrying his brother. Georgiana knows one thing: she won't permit this man to ruin her sister's chance for everlasting happiness. Dukes Prefer Bluestockings When the roguish Duke of Vernon gains possession of some terrible, utterly shocking news about Charlotte, Charlotte needs to act quickly to keep the duke from revealing her secret. The Earl's Christmas Consultant Flora has been masquerading as a French maid for years. Though she despises having to hide her skill at the piano and has no innate fondness for mending, she is happy to no longer be on the run. When Lord Wolfe McIntyre, a handsome earl who sent butterflies fluttering through her chest as a child, discovers her French is atrocious, Flora is in immediate need of a new position, lest her true identity be discovered. Unfortunately, her new position turns out to be at the same earl's Scottish manor... Enjoy this Regency romance boxed set collection!
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, ...
A group of Americans go on a tour of Israel with their Synagogue. One of them has a secret. Meanwhile, a group of radical Islamist's plan to use the visitors to bend Israel's policy of never negotiating with terrorists in order to free members of their group who are being held in Israeli prisons.. However, the terrorists must contend with Elan Amsel a Mossad agent who's devoted his life to the preservation of his beloved Israel. Elan 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, They live with the constant memory of the Shoah, and a soft voice that whispers in the desert winds... "Never Again'.
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
Expectations begins six months after Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice ends. As a newly married woman, Elizabeth Darcy agrees to throw her first ball as mistress of Pemberley, a large and prosperous household. Meanwhile, her father writes a strange letter encouraging her to produce an heir for her husband, she welcomes several visitors to her home, and tries to mend broken family relationships.
Georgiana Darcy remains unmarried, but feels the pressure to find a suitable mate. She nearly ruined her familys reputation with her first choice, can she be trusted to find a proper husband?
One accidental crime changed my life forever. Horribly and tragically. But that was just the beginning of my bad fortune. Every time I swore things couldn’t possibly get worse, they did. Here I was, preparing to face one of the region’s most terrifying enemies with a single tribeswoman as my witness if I failed. A woman who’d hated me from the moment I’d joined the Croatoans because of the English blood running through my veins. The only common ground we shared was our plan to sacrifice ourselves so everyone we loved could finally be free. WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD! A rare beauty, Agnes Wood is forced from her country parish to the social whirl of London when her aunt and uncle negotiate her betrothal to an older nobleman to satisfy her uncle's gaming debts. While attempting to make the most of a bad situation, she accidentally commits a crime that will lead her to the other side of the world and into the crosshairs of a far more dangerous game. The layers of a terrifying conspiracy unfold, and two powerful men fight over her heart in the winner-take-all rugged wilderness of the New World. For centuries to come, they would be called the LOST COLONISTS OF ROANOKE ISLAND.
As WWII comes to an end, Grace Lampley returns to her beloved farmhouse in the south of France, only to learn that her work as an undercover agent has led to the physical devastation of her home and the surrounding countryside, leaving her life and future in shambles: mistrusted as a suspected collaborator, disliked and resented as a manipulative and greedy femme fatale, and targeted as a former OSS operative. Struggling to rebuild and find a place for herself in this new reality―with a former lover (an escaped POW) at her side--Grace has to somehow learn to navigate the Cold War turmoil that permeates every aspect of her new life. Her determination has been tested before, and she has persevered, time and time again ... but at what point do the reserves run dry? At what point is it simply too much to take?
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
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?
They Called Him Marvin: A History of Love, War and Family by Roger Stark “They were the fathers we never knew, the uncles we never met, the friends who never returned, the heroes we can never repay. They gave us our world. And those simple sounds of freedom we hear today are their voices speaking to us across the years.” Bill Clinton Such a man was 1st Lt Dean Harold Sherman, B-29 Airplane Commander. “They Called Him Marvin” is a history. A history of war and of family. A history of the collision of the raging politics of a global war, young love, patriotism, sacred family commitments, duty and the horrors and tragedies, the catastrophe that war is. They Called Him Marvin by Roger Stark is a merger between American and Japanese events during WWII, and the very human reality of one American pilot and his love letters to his wife. The candor in their loving correspondence, and the stark reality of war, clash against each other within the pages of this book. Like the major and minor notes being pulled from an orchestra by a master conductor, history is brought to life and the full impact of war is felt.
Hidden secrets could tear them apart as fast as their passion drove them together On the Moray coast in Scotland… Ethne’s genuine and caring nature makes her invaluable to her brother as his son’s caretaker, but he and his wife treat her as little more than their servant. When she learns their tribal leader would use her chaste status for his own purposes, Ethne plans to escape and reluctantly accepts the help of Lachlann—a handsome pilgrim she only just met at the local faire. Despite her independent spirit, Ethne feels drawn to Lachlann. Her instincts say his intentions are honorable, but can she trust him with her heart? Raised by his godfather with few clues to his family’s past, Lachlann values his freedom and the brotherhood of his highlander kin. Disguised as a pilgrim on a mission for the priory, he encounters Ethne, a warm, intelligent maiden whose courage in the face of a loveless marriage awakens an intense need to protect her. Unfortunately, Ethne is one of the very people he must deceive to explore the cave system containing clues to the lost treasure he seeks. But he cannot abandon her to an uncertain fate—or deny the simmering tension between them. With religious prejudice running high and both of them facing tests of loyalty, Lachlann and Ethne may realize the only way to fight for their futures is to surrender... to each other.
A paranormal wolf shifter, Dark Night of the Moon, is the sequel to Moon of the Sleeping Bear. Creed Gatlin flees to Arizona intent on eradicating the haunting memories of his brother's wife, Lauren. Brand Gatlin, presumed dead, resurfaces after a long absence and with his reemergence, the destinies of those he loves are altered forever. In a land rife with war and danger, Sage must travel to the village of her husband's People, the Winnebago. There, she is reunited with Crooked Back, the ancient healer. On the long trek back to Full Circle, devious plots are underfoot and peril lurks around every corner for Sage, Lauren and Peter Pa. Dark Night of the Moon will take you on an unforgettable journey of war, violence, overwhelming grief, and finally, love.
The Dolan Girls by S. R. Mallery has it all. Set in Nebraska during the 1800s, whorehouse madams, ladies of the night, a schoolmarm, a Pinkerton detective, a Shakespeare-quoting old coot, brutal outlaws, and a horse-wrangler fill out the cast of characters. Added to the mix are colorful descriptions of an 1856 land rush, Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show, Annie Oakley, bank/train robberies, small town local politics, and of course, romance. Two, in fact!
An unlikely duo. A wicked witch. Whatever it takes to find their way home. Once upon a time… Rhona is certain her stepmother wants to kill her and her sisters, and she’ll stop at nothing to do it. Leaving them in the woods alone, drugging their food and drink…is nothing safe? Bitter at his brother’s betrothal, Grieve is banished to Rum Island as a squire to Rhona’s father. Grieve thought he had enough trouble with Rhona’s stepmother and the threat of war with Alba, until a witch takes Grieve and Rhona prisoner. Can Rhona and Grieve survive long enough to find their happily ever after?
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…
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 ...
Andrew Elliott, Earl of Hartland, is no stranger to scandal. A notorious rake and eccentric genius, he fights crime in armor of his own design and celebrates his achievements with the merriest of widows. What the ton doesn’t know is that Hart has received a warning: danger is heading for London and it’s looking for Sarah Shipton. Sarah discovers the bookshop her mother owns is failing and they will have nothing to live on when the month is out. So when the Earl of Hartland offers for her, she agrees to the marriage. But marrying Hart throws Sarah from the frying pan of imminent poverty into the fire of a world filled with science and peril she never knew existed. How will Sarah cope with the knowledge that someone wants her dead? Can Hart keep her safe from a person hell bent on her destruction?
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
Kansas, 1850. Hannah knows one thing the moment she enters Fort Leavenworth—she's arrived in Hell. But inside is the means to a new life, a position as a scout on a wagon train bound for the Western Territories. All she has to do is convince the wagon master, Paden Callahan, she's the right person for the job.
After his wife was murdered by the Comanche, Paden let his work as a Texas Ranger consume him. Now he wants nothing more than to disappear into the West. Unfortunately, the one man he can't refuse has asked him to guide a wagon train across thousands of miles of Indian land. But Paden's greatest challenge turns out to be Hannah, a woman his heart won't allow him to ignore even though she was raised by an enemy he hates.
On a trail full of danger, will he guide her to heaven or hell?
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.
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.
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 sweet romance with no sex, this version is definitely for you! If you like sex with your romance, please buy "A Duchess Enraged", the "After Dark" (sexy) version of the same story. The novel is based on actual history, that of the Earl of March and Lady Sarah Cadogan. The historical details can be found in my blog at AHeyerLove.com. The Earl of Cadogan did marry his daughter, Lady Sarah Cadogan, to the Duke of Richmond’s son, the Earl of March, sight unseen as a way of settling an enormous gambling debt he owed the Duke. They were married the day after the agreement was made, and the infuriated Earl of March departed on his Grand Tour immediately thereafter, not to return for four years. You can read the details on my blog, http://www.a ...
Kansas, 1877. Sadie Sullivan lost everything when a herd of longhorn cattle bound for Dodge City trampled and destroyed her farm. Now she works in Dodge—one of the most wicked and lawless towns in the West—at the Northern Star saloon. But her survival in this new world of sin and violence depends on maintaining a lie so deadly it could end her life before the town of Dodge can.
The one man capable of unraveling all of Sadie's secrets is Noah Ballantyne, the Texan rancher whose herd destroyed her home. Back in town and taking up the role of deputy alongside legendary lawman Bat Masterson, Noah vows he won't leave until he's made things right. But with the saloon’s madam unwilling to release Sadie and a rich cattle baron wanting her as well, the odds aren’t in favor of finding love…or leaving town alive.
In a town ruled by sin, will he earn her love or her lies?
Colorado, 1876. Many years have passed since Bernadette Bellamy fled the Cariboo Gold Rush and her reputation as the sister of a French-Canadian gang of thieves. Armed with only an honest talent for sewing and a willingness to lead a solitary life on the run, she stays one step ahead of everyone seeking her brothers’ last—and now lost—heist. Until a craving to settle down makes her reinvent herself as Birdie Bell, a dress shop owner. The arrival of an old foe combined with her desire to hold onto her treasure trove of fabrics has Birdie joining a wagonload of brides bound for a remote town.
After losing his leg in the War between the States and his wife in the years following, Jack Peregrine buries his pain under a mountain-high pile of work. He only agrees to sign up for a mail-order bride to save the town of Noelle, keep his freighting business, and care for his absentminded grandfather. But Jack’s request for a sturdy bride who won’t crumble under his burdens brings him a woman as tiny as she is troubled.
Can two mismatched people band together to become the perfect match?
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.
It's 1950 in Sydney, Australia. A masquerade ball, a lecherous man harassing young artist Zoe Lambros and Zoe's kind hearted lover, Eva Haralambos, steps in to protect the woman she loves. Her lover Eva has a plan to defend Zoe's honor and give the notorious legendary Australian artist Fletcher his comeuppance! Eva is a dark haired, blue eyed, six-foot tall peaceful and gentle woman but to defend Zoe against Fletcher she is to metamorphosize into a tattooed, leather clad Greaser (known in Australia as Widgies) on her own intimidatory mission. Can the tender, kind-hearted Eva become a tough Widgie Knight for her lady in distress? This Intertwined Souls Series Novella series also features a journal entry for the night by Zoe. It's late evening and Zoe has taken her journal to write about Eva's efforts to defend her honor. Zoe reflects on the woman that she loves and how Eva transformed into her knight. Eva reveals who she imitated to achieve the intimidating figure she became. Featuring Brazilian artist Lucia Nobrega's illustrations of Eva and Zoe Lambros from the Intertwined Souls Series. A Widgie Knight was recently turned into a radio play and performed on BlogTalk Radio show Sherri's Playhouse.
A Mail Order Bride, Secrets, Lies and a Christmas Miracle Five Charleston women desperate for marriage minded men and the chance to rebuild their lives, after the Civil War answer an ad in the Grooms Gazette. Charity Kingston has to get out of Charleston or face life working in a brothel. But the past follows her to Angel Creek, Montana, revealing her Irish temper and the brothel owner’s demand for payment of her debt. After the war, Lewis Brown is given a chance at a new start in life. Taking a dead man’s identify he begins his new life as a saloon owner in Angel Creek. Imagine his surprise when a mail order bride comes with the saloon. In one twist of fate, his past is exposed, his secrets revealed and his worst nightmare confirmed. Lewis and Charity need a Christmas Miracle.
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?
England, 1069. The nation is still recovering from the Norman invasion three years earlier - and adjusting to life under its sometimes brutal new rulers. A young girl trembles in the shadows of what was once her home. Avis is homeless and penniless, and with no family left alive she is forced to become a ward of Richard, the Norman lord who has taken her home. But when King William decrees that Norman lords must marry Anglo-Saxon women Avis must make a terrible choice. Either marry the repulsive Richard or else take a chance on another Norman, Melville, a man she has never met. Soon she realises that survival in a time of turmoil and war depends of putting aside the prejudices of the past. And if she can do so, kingdoms and hearts can still be among her 'Conquests'. 'Conquests' is an involving and brilliantly researched historical drama that is perfect for fans of Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory. 'It gripped me from the first page.' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of 'The Lunar Code'. 'This novella, set right after the Norman Conquest, is very accessible to modern readers, and has a tempestuous yet sweet love story between an Anglo-Saxon and a Norman that made my heart flutter with excitement.' Andrea Zuvich, author of 'His Last Mistress'. Emily Murdoch is a medieval historian and novelist. She lives in York.
Five Degrees of heartwarming to melting stories ─ Five stand-alone swoon-worthy heroes that will leave you breathless from award-winning International, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors Pamela Ackerson, Debra Parmley, Teri Riggs, Maggie Adams, and Nia Farrell. * A Rosa for Russell ~ Who in their right mind falls in love with the enemy? ** Two Step, New Steps ~ Wounded cop Len Yardley doesn’t expect to find love while he’s healing from a gunshot wound but the air force veteran can’t help falling for perky Leanne Bobbin who brings out his protective instincts and makes him laugh. *** Bringing Her Home ~ Can Thomas Raintree bring home the woman he loves, but had to leave behind? **** As Time Goes By ~ Blake’s determined to find out who killed his best friend, and his widow holds the key ...not only to the murder, but also to Blake’s heart. ***** Fallen ~ An Army chaplain priest’s faith is tested when he falls for his PTSD therapist.
Katrina Needham had her whole life planned: Marry her beloved Major Richard Domont and live happily-ever-after ... until he’s seen with another woman. Distraught, and needing a distraction, she agrees to assist the rugged, and dangerously handsome privateer, The Saint of the Sea, find a wife.
Dominic St. Monté loves everything about his life as a sea captain, but when he unexpectedly inherits a dukedom and the care of his young sisters, he reluctantly decides he must marry. Afterward, he can return to the sea-faring life he craves, leaving his duchess to oversee his dukedom.
Nic, now The Duke of Pendergast, enlists a family friend’s help in finding an acceptable bride and soon realizes Katrina possesses every characteristic he seeks in a duchess. However, he ...
Do people prove their worth by strength, or by character?
Half-Romany, half-English lord, he lives a perilous Gypsy life … until a sweet English rose saves his life, and perhaps his soul. Widowed by a cruel husband, she's given up all hope of love. Brought together in peril, they dare to reach for a brighter future together.
Travel back to Regency England for this sweet, inspirational romance.
A vaudeville troupe arrives in Morgan’s Crossing late in the traveling season. When an event occurs that shakes up the troupe, seamstress Cinnia decides to say no to older sister Nola who has made the sisters’ decisions since being orphaned a decade earlier. Leather worker Nicolai Andrusha is lying low and using an alias until the patent is approved on his family’s leather tanning formula. But he finds the auburn-haired poetess irresistible. Will Nicolai oppose his family obligation to help the stranded beauty who has caught his eye?
A 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?
FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED Amazing value clean and wholesome Regency five story boxset. Jam-packed with romance, love and adventure. 1: Mesmerising the Duke Lord Douglas Montgomery, the Duke of Staffordshire, is a rogue with a string of heartbroken mistresses in his wake. That is, until he meets Miss Georgette Danford. She might just be the woman to tame his wild heart. Too bad he mistakes her for a strumpet. With a reckless brother, a crazy mistress and an embittered friend, will they ever get it together? 2: Winning the Viscount Heart Miss Emmeline Knight is a young woman with her head firmly in the clouds. She is looking for a Prince Charming to tie the knot to. None of the local prospects will do, certainly not Lord William Blackwood. Then she encounters the French Count de Coliny, suave and seductive. But he is not who he seems. Will Lord William be able to advert the impending disaster and win the young lady’s heart to boot? 3: Bewitching the Viscount Lord Nathaniel Hughes is a reckless rogue who is convinced all women are faithless. But when he stumbles upon Miss Abigail Baxter, his cynical heart has a mind of its own. But can their courtship survive Nathaniel’s past? 4: The Duke’s Secret Desire Lady Arya, the Maharaja of Bharatpur’s daughter finds herself a pregnant widow, trapped in the political aspirations of other. She enters into an arranged marriage with the Duke of Middleton for her own safety, but this plunges her into more danger. Can she trust hi ...
Two worlds. One haunting. One love that won’t let go. In the concluding part of the trilogy the stories of Sofia and Laura finally merge into one. Now, redemption seems finally possible... BRIGHTON 1988 Sofia does her best to get over Danny, but The Lady won't leave her in peace. The spirit guides her to meet more people who knew Laura, and now begins to haunt Danny as well. What will happen when he wears Christian’s scarf? And who is the third person being haunted, and why? BRIGHTON 1940 Laura is relieved to hear about Christian’s narrow escape from Dunkirk, despite his serious injury. Things at home are as harrowing as ever, but she holds on to a glimmer of hope. When he discovers an old secret, Christian returns to Brighton. Will the old sweethearts find happiness at last or will Charles never allow it?
A little mermaid. A prince to save. Only silence can break the spell. Once upon a time… The mermaid Margareta saved Prince Erik from a shipwreck. Wanting to see the prince again, Margareta strikes a bargain with the Master of Beacon Isle. If she saves his sons from a terrible curse, he will reunite her with Prince Erik. All she has to do is stay silent until the curse is broken. Silence is a virtue…until Prince Erik arrives early, searching for the mermaid who saved his life. Can two hearts speak louder than words?
Will her grandmother’s secret lead to Lucy’s second chance at love? When Lucy Parker’s eccentric grandmother, Belladonna, dies, she leaves one last request. Lucy must return a beloved painting to a mysterious man in Italy, leading her on a journey into the past to discover long-buried family secrets that could change everything. . . . Belladonna Rossi grew up as the queen of her small town in rural Tuscany. When World War II terrorizes the countryside, she helps the Monuments Men hide centuries of art in the warren of caves in her family vineyard. She falls in love with one of the soldiers, but will their love be able to survive in a war-torn world? When Lucy’s childhood best friend, estate lawyer Jack Hamilton, agrees to accompany her to Italy, will they find their second chance at love? From a tiny town in Massachusetts to the rolling hills of Tuscany, never-told family secrets unfurl in The Lost Art of Second Chances.
Anna-Maria and Captain Laurence have a past. A past that she remembers fondly every day. Back then, she naively believed that he would choose her for his very own, but that hadn’t happened. Why would the son of a duke marry a lowly tenant farmer’s daughter, anyway? Now, years later, Anna-Maria was beside herself with joy at finding him fighting in Portugal. She was certain he wouldn’t remember her. She was wrong. Laurence did remember her. And he realizes how terribly he had treated her. His guilt was making it difficult for him to face her now that they were in the same place again. Anna-Maria believes she has a chance at love. Laurence feels too much shame and regret to act on his wishes to court her. Even though Anna-Maria won’t give up, she worries that it’s too late. That too much has happened to change his mind. When a tragedy makes Laurence rethink his priorities, will Anna-Maria play into his plan? Or is it really too late?
Lady Serena Chamberlain loves horses and racing almost as much as she hates Elliott Beckett. The two families’ have been in a feud all her life though she has never thought to question why. It just is. More than anything she wants to win The Wakefield Chase. Only her best horse is nervous on the track. At each race meeting Elliot beats her and his attitude is insufferable. When the old Duke dies and Elliot becomes the new Duke of Shawcross his father tries to explain and end the long running feud. Only he left it too late and died before he could finish. On the reading of the will Elliot is told that he must marry Serena or lose his wealth. Suddenly he starts to see his spirited rival in a different light. As he uncovers the mysteries of the past the frivolities of the present are no longer so important. Can he overcome Serena's mistrust? When Elliot finds out another secret the old rivalry takes on a different meaning and more than just his own future is in jeopardy. Will he do the right thing or will an age old misunderstanding bring down two great families’? Find out if love can conquer distrust in this sweet and wholesome romance by bestselling author Charlotte Darcy.
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.
Charlie Witt was nothing like his cruel father. Everyone in Maverick County knew Charlie was a kind, quiet man who wanted nothing more than to maintain his family home on several thousand acres of the Silversage Ranch. But when a mysterious and beautiful woman, delirious with fever, was found on his property, Charlie realized that the troubles in Maverick County had not just come knocking on his door but were ready to kick that door in. Now, he may need to fight like his father in order to beat someone even crueler and save the town from an insidious evil.
Malcolm Arlingby, Rowena’s headstrong brother from A Collector’s Item, settles into his new life as the Earl of Wroxton. Content to while away his time in the decadence he missed during his exile from England, Malcolm hasn’t been paying attention to the duties that come with the title. A letter from the mistress of a neighboring estate warns of smugglers using Malcolm’s lands for their dastardly deeds and he must finally put aside his entertainments to handle the business of being an Earl. Helena Keighley, the one who sent the letter, is not the sour spinster Malcolm was expecting, however. She is a beautiful, vibrant and equally headstrong woman who is more than ready to take Malcolm to task for ignoring his duties. As the pair becomes embroiled in solving the problem of the smugglers, a strong attraction develops. The smugglers aren’t going without a fight, though. Will his new neighbor bring Malcolm all the things he never knew he wanted? Or, will the smugglers destroy it all? Find out in The Contraband Courtship.
World War 2 action, thriller and romance. The haunted mind of a brave, young German patriot; the treachery and bitter betrayal of the Third Reich, soothed by the arms of a forbidden affair.
Explores the Holocaust, the massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane, the German occupation of Paris, Coco Chanel's relationship with the Third Reich and British Queen Alexandra nurses posted to Normandy after the D Day landings. Spins some true events.
Action, sadness, hope and a sensual romance between an SS Officer and a British nurse.
‘On Either Side’ is essentially a love story set during World War 2 between a young German SS Officer, Karl Wulf, and an English nurse Brenda King. The couple meet late in the book when Karl is wounded at the Battle for Caen and brought to a British Field Hospital on the outskirts of the city.
Before this Karl is awarded the Knight’s Cross for courage and loyalty to the Reich demonstrated on the Eastern Front, and is assigned by Heinrich Himmler for rest and recuperation to the Sobibor death camp in a benign role to convalesce for a few weeks before being sent back to active service. Here he discovers the true purpose of the camp and is appalled and mentally scarred by the genocide he witnesses. With the help of another guard at the camp he plans a successful escape of a small group of Jewish prisoners. However, he is suspected of collusion with the escape and so sent back to Berlin. But Himmler admires the qualities of Karl, hi ...
Better to take the hit, than the what if... Amity's last attempt at magically helping someone was a disaster. So she decides to give up her spell casting ways. Then one day she meets the perfect man. But only by casting another spell, will she have a chance to meet that captivating nobleman again. Duncan is entranced by a beauty in the woods whom he accidentally injures. However, his duty to the kingdom keeps him too busy to seek her out. His land is in trouble, dry and dying, and needs practical help. Instead, a mage has been summoned to conduct a magical blessing. When Amity and Duncan next meet, will it be a happy reunion? Or will her magical abilities let her down again, resulting in a new disaster that destroys the land as well as her best chance at love?
In this fourth installment of USA Today bestselling author Collette Cameron’s Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper series, a roguish sea captain battles his attraction to a gently-bred hellion. Captain Oliver Whitehouse has two goals: make the final payment on his ship and exact revenge for his grandfather’s murder. He certainly shouldn’t interrupt years of planning to rescue a damsel in distress and see her safely to England. Nor should he foolishly entertain romantic notions about a future with the impulsive beauty. Even if she is the loveliest creature he’s ever laid eyes on, and only she makes him forget his past. Blaike Culpepper once craved adventure and excitement. Until her impetuousness nearly caused her ruin. Now shadowed by scandal, and pursued by a madman, she finds herself obligated to the darkly handsome Oliver Whitehouse. Though she saves the swashbuckling scoundrel’s life and enjoys a forbidden kiss, the infuriating man spurns her. Dare Oliver risk everything to pursue Blaike, despite the vast difference in their social stations, or should he sail away? Leaving his heart behind? Caution: This novel contains a dark-tempered, devilishly handsome sea captain, an impulsive, sometimes mischievous heroine, multiple villains you’ll love to loathe, and a foul-mouthed cockatoo sure to make you giggle. Or blush. For an adventurous page-turning Regency Historical Romance novel brimming with suspense, passion, and tenderness, read the fourth installment of the Conundrums of ...
Gwynevere never wanted to be queen of Camelot or any kingdom for that matter. Being King Terryn’s niece provided her enough privileges without the constant pressure of an heir. But then the king is betrayed, the castle covered in fire, and Gwynevere is forced to flee into the Cursed Woods and hide in a tree. Except, when daylight breaks, she finds the tree doesn’t want her to leave. Ensnared by the bark of the blasted tree, Gwynevere is held hostage in the Cursed Woods until Alistair, a young man with purple eyes and a streak of silver hair, sets her free. But the world isn’t as it was. Her uncle is dethroned and all she knew are now ten years older. Filled with revenge and obligated to defend her family name, Gwynevere sets off to discover what happened the night Camelot burned. Yet there are those who want the past to remain rewritten and Gwynevere silenced. If the kingdom is ever to be as it was, she must gather the strength within herself to correct history, find Camelot’s greatest knight, Arthur, and slay the false king or risk having the truth remain hidden. "Author Natasha D Lane has an exquisite writing style that had me engaged from start to finish. I found it surprisingly difficult to put the book down and even began daydreaming about the incredible world she has brought to life." -Dax Munro from daxwrites.com
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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Do you really know your parents? Their loves? Their lives? Their secrets? Can a child ever recover lost memories and finally know the truth about his parents? This story begins in Paris in the thirties and ends in Israel in the nineties. It is told through four voices, whose lives and loves intertwine through a complex of feelings, secrets, and loyalties: Yakir, the cultured translator, and Jacob, the small town school teacher, are both involved back and forth in Betty’s life. Her son, the deserted, innocent witness, will later reconstruct the pieces, glued together by memories. A unique, impassioned true-life story interwoven with a true-life history But mostly, it is a novel about a unique woman, about desertions, loneliness, acceptance and forgiving. With exceptional sensitivity this family story unfolds, with heroes whose pain, joy, vulnerability, and vitality blend with moving historical events to create a tantalizing evocation of the power of the imagination to remember and heal what the heart has been striving to forget.
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.
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 ...
Alistair Cronin and his brother, Teddy, two men from a large Texas ranching family dream of owning a ranch of their own. They purchase one in Claxzon, South Dakota with money left to them by their grampa. Expectations about their new venture are high and they are excited by the prospect of starting a new breeding program. What they didn’t expect was to be ambushed, and for Alistair to be almost killed, a few miles from their new home. Thankfully, neighboring ranchers take Alistair in and nurse him back to health. Beautiful Peggy-Jean has returned home to her parents’ ranch after the tragic death of her husband. She needs their help while she grieves. It’s not long before Alistair falls under her spell. Will his capture by a madman end their courting before it even begins? Or can his brother and their new friends rescue him before the killer strikes? This is part of a multi-author series but read as a stand alone.
At the Duke of Frampton's annual masquerade ball, Sarah Curtis is excited by the prospect of finding romance. Her father believes that the duke will propose to Sarah's older sister, Catherine before the end of the season. The hopes of the family are threatened when Sarah fails to recognize the duke in his disguise, and thus reveals more about her sister’s character than is acceptable. Meanwhile, John Martin, Sarah’s friend from childhood, finds his fondness for Sarah increasing. Sarah is becoming aware of this change in their relationship but finds herself unable to return his affections. Nevertheless, once her parents discover his intentions they begin to put more pressure on Sarah to consider Mr. Martin as a potential husband. However, Sarah has a secret of her own…she has been having clandestine liaisons with a masked admirer who, despite his disguise, stirs up deep desires within her very soul. As the duke’s regard for Catherine diminishes, Sarah makes a desperate attempt to put things right but Catherine is the mistress of her own destruction…
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.
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?
Trouble is no match for a lady of the extended Worthington family—except when it comes in the form of a most irresistible gentleman . . . Lady Charlotte Carpenter’s brother-in-law has put an infamous brothel owner out of business—yet it is Charlotte who suffers the consequences. Abducted by thugs and held at an inn, she is plotting her escape when she’s suddenly rescued by a dashing gentleman. Only afterward does she realize she’s seen him before—with two courtesans! Unwilling to tarry with such a man, Charlotte makes her second escape. But it is too late to repair her reputation . . . A known gossip has spied Charlotte’s movements, and his report is speeding through the rumor mill. Soon, everyone knows that Charlotte spent the night with Constantine, Marquis of Kenilworth. And everyone agrees the only answer is marriage—including Constantine himself, his overjoyed mother—and his mistress! But Charlotte’s abductors aren’t finished with her yet. Now Constantine will do anything to protect the spirited woman he loves and win her heart . . .
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.
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 ...
Sumner Meador walked in a world of wealth and privilege as part of Charles Town’s elite, but that was years ago. Now he fights in the Southern backwoods driven by the passion he holds for the Patriot cause, shadowed by his past. Reeling from a devastating defeat at the hands of the British, Sumner seeks haven at his farm, only to find an interloper—an unwelcome and unwanted distraction. He has no time for the young woman or the complications she brings with her, but soon discovers he has no option but to give aid to the stubborn, courageous beauty whether she wants it or not.
Jane Kilmer has been violently thrust into the midst of the civil war ensuing in the backwoods. Hiding from one of the most dangerous vigilantes, Jane trusts no one. Suddenly, she has no choice but to put her life in Sumner’s hands. Both desire revenge, but neither wants what happens—to fall completely, undeniably in love with each other. As the war rages around them, their love is put to the ultimate test. The question becomes not whether their love will survive, but will they.
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.
Set against the backdrop of the American South between 1928 and 1934, four vibrant voices blend to tell a tale of prejudice, fear, and ultimately…love. The Bellmonts are the epitome of Atlanta society’s rich and elite. Yet, behind their picture perfect façade are hidden secrets of violence and betrayal. After marrying into the Bellmont family, Nathaniel Fye, a world-renowned concert pianist, is nearly ruined by his wife’s unrelenting ambition and unstable mind. When Lydia Tyler, a gifted protégé enters his life, he finds solace in their deepening friendship and musical collaboration, but at what cost? Secrets also plague Nathaniel’s brother-in-law, the artistic Whitmore Bellmont. For most of his life, he’s loved the brilliant Jeselle Thorton, despite their drastic differences in both class and color of their skin. In a world that doesn’t share their color-blindness, the forbidden love between them may cost them their lives. These four lives intertwine on a collision course that may liberate them, that is, if circumstance doesn’t first destroy them. A searing family saga combined with an epic love story, “Duet for Three Hands” is the first book in a new historical series from bestselling author Tess Thompson.
ONE PRINCESS. TWO HUSBANDS. BY ORDER OF THE KING. A princess falls in love with a handsome knight; the stuff of fairy tales, but not very remarkable, even in an age where love was hardly a prerequisite for marriage. It is the princess, Joan of Kent, who is remarkable. Forbidden by the king to marry, she does it anyway, in secret. When the King discovers what she has done, he is furious. He has more pressing concerns than love and forces her to bigamy. But still she will not give up. Who is this young woman, who would dare defy her family, and even her king, for ten long years just to win the man she loves? Will she succeed - and what will happen if she does? She was known in her time as 'a vain and indecent woman.' This is her true story, told by the one man who knew her best, - though she did not remember him at all.
-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.
She has no name. She is not even a footnote. Her tale is hidden behind the well-told fable of her husband, the man who would become Simon Peter, the first Apostle. Cast off by her family after shunning a wealthy suitor to marry a humble fisherman, her life is fraught with hardship. She endures her husband’s growing restlessness, fish shortages from the Sea of Galilee, and the oppression of an all-powerful Roman Empire over her people. Then her life is forever changed when her dying mother is saved by a miracle performed by a young carpenter—a man who speaks with understanding and acts with compassion. A man who can inspire the extraordinary. Simon Peter lives on in history as the undaunted martyr of the carpenter. This is the untold story of his young bride. Her journey traverses villages and deserts, love and tradition, and a brewing revolution, to an awakening of faith that challenges everything she has ever known.
Can he lose the disguise... and find himself? St. John Fotheringay-Phipps has nearly forgotten who he truly is. As the dashing, amusing dandy known to all in society as Fungy, he has hidden himself behind a mask of merriment. But he is reminded that there are pleasures beyond society -- when he finds himself feeling responsible for the innocently lovely and fiercely intellectual Rose, the daughter of a famed archaeologist, and her charming, if socially inept, family. Rose Grace knows that she cannot gamble with her future. She has suddenly been thrust into the role of mother to her two young sisters, companion to her brilliant, distracted father --and family savior. She needs to do the right thing -- to forget her own desires and quickly find a wealthy husband before the creditors come beating at their door. Then why is she distracted by the foppishly handsome Fungy, who seems so very irresponsible and pleasure-loving? Surely he's the last person whose advice she should follow! Can Rose wager her heart to help St. John find his way to the man he wants to be?
Freedom comes at a heavy cost...
Lisbetta has powers that shouldn’t exist outside old stories.
She is a selkie, a seal shape-shifter, with the power to control the winds and waves.
But when she runs away from the safety of her underwater kingdom, she finds herself in a world where no amount of magic guarantees safety.
How can she choose between freedom and protection, between power and love?
If she makes the wrong decision, she will lose everything that she has ever cared about.
The truth can change everything...
Cormac tried to leave his old life behind - but pirates can’t just retire.
Now, allies have become enemies, and the authorities are closing in on him.
He wants to protect the strange, beautiful woman who’s stumbled into his life - but he has his own family secrets to conceal…
All power has a price.
As selkies, pirates, and sea-witches battle for control of Scotland's wild Atlantic coast, Lisbetta finds herself trapped in the middle.
18th-century Scotland, with its witch-burning and seal-hunting, is no place for a shape-shifting selkie princess, but what price must she pay for the magic that can save her?
Prepare to dive in!
Combining folklore, historical fantasy, and romance, The Wild and Lonely Sea is a story of outsiders, magic, and mystery, set on the rocky coast of south-west Scotland.
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At long last, readers’ wishes are granted! Sense & Sensuality: Caroline’s After Dark Georgian Romance is here! Everyone’s favorite, ever-practical Caroline, Countess of Eskmaine returns in full force in this After Dark novel. A challenge from her sister-in-law Allegra, Duchess of Gravesmere, puts Caroline on the dance floor with the next man who asks her to dance. The irrepressible rake, Tristan, Baron Gresham is recently returned from Venice, bored with the life of a libertine. Attending a ball, he decides to ask Lady Eskmaine for a dance. Determined to teach Allegra that she is capable of handling her own affairs, Caroline accepts Lord Gresham’s invitation. The moment their hands touch, the attraction is undeniable. Neither knows, however, what the other is seeking. Caroline, tired of being the paragon of common sense in the family, wants to let go and live a little. The return of her old adversary, now obviously interested in her, may be just what she needs. Tristan, on the other hand, wishes to leave behind his rakish lifestyle and become a proper English gentleman. Beautiful, intelligent and dependable Caroline fills his thoughts as the one woman with whom he’d like to build that life. What happens when the immovable, sensible Caroline meets the irresistible, sensual Tristan? Will he ignite passion’s fires within her, giving her the release she needs? Will she bring him the contentment and love he so deeply desires? And just what is Lady Manning up to this tim ...
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.
“SHAMED BE THE WOMAN WHO ALLOWETH SUCH A SIN.”
Two cousins share a deep, sisterly love for each other. And a man. One of them will be driven into madness.
Inspired by a true story . . .
It’s the year 1930, and Anna May Shahan’s world is about to change. The eccentric housewife from the small woop woop town of Esperance, Australia, lives on an isolated farm by the sea with her loyal husband James, and they lead a simple, hardworking life. That is until Anna’s beautiful widowed cousin Lottie returns from the States after being absent for over a decade. Lottie confesses to Anna her heart’s greatest desire, and Anna, in fear of losing her beloved cousin again, grants her wish by allowing the unthinkable.
James knows his wife has some undiagnosed mental condition, blaming it for her salacious idea, and refuses to take part in it. But Anna is relentless, and finally one night successfully manipulates him into going along with her plan. She gets her way, but her choice to help her cousin soon brings devastating consequences for them all.
A literary achievement and the most emotionally gripping book of the year, The Consequence of Anna is a complex family saga, intertwined with the haunting mystery of Anna’s mental illness and the secrets, lies, and revelations revealed through the hidden passions of Lottie and James.
Kate Birkin and Mark Bornz have crafted a poeti ...
win Mail Order Brides Running From the Law Cora Weaver and her twin sister Beth are on the run from the law for a crime Beth is innocent of, when they see an ad for mail order brides in Angel Creek, Montana. Determined to save Beth from hanging, they respond to the ad, and arrive in Angel Creek, just ahead of the law. Mack Lawson, lost a bet to his brother James and now he insists that he marry a mail-order bride. Only Mack isn’t certain his wounded heart can accept another cheating woman. When he sees how beautiful Cora is, he knows there's no way she'll be happy in a nowhere place like Angel Creek. She'll cause trouble, and he's suffered enough torment from a woman. With a failed marriage behind him, how can he give his heart a second time? With Christmas coming, will there be a double wedding or will the past tear the couples apart and send Beth to hang?
Lilyan Cameron joins patriot spies in British-occupied Charlestown, SC, to rescue her brother from a notorious prison ship. She’ll lie, steal, kill, or be killed she promises Nicholas Xanthakos, a scout with Francis Marion’s partisans, who leads the mission. In Nicholas’ arms she discovers enduring love … a home. But that home is a long time coming. Her journey requires she save the life of one British officer but kill another to protect her Cherokee friend, Elizabeth. In escaping bounty hunters, she treks miles of wilderness and very nearly loses everything before finally reuniting with her true love.