A Regency Summer
Author: Mary Balogh, Charlotte Louise Dolan, Sandra Heath, Melinda McRae, Sheila Walsh
A collection of romance tales, each celebrating summer love, features the work of Mary Balogh, Charlotte Louise Dolan, Sandra Heath, Melinda McRae, and Sheila Walsh. Original.
Author: A.S. Fenichel
Publisher: Lyrical Press
An unexpected promise . . . an everlasting passion. An accomplished musician, Dorothea Flammel has refused more proposals than any London debutante; her only true love is her music. Dory’s shimmering talent and beauty have long been adored from afar by Thomas Wheel, an untitled gentleman who can only dream of asking for the hand of a nobleman’s daughter. But when her father, the insolvent Lord Flammel, arranges for Dory to marry a lecherous Earl in order to pay off a debt, she runs to Thomas—and proposes marriage to him. Eloping to Scotland saves Dory from a disastrous fate, but what is for her a mere marriage of convenience proves more passionate—and more complex—than either imagined as rumors, scandal, and buried emotions come to light. And when a vengeful challenge from a drunken and embittered Lord Flammel puts Thomas’s life on the line, will the fragile trust between husband and wife be enough to save them both?
A Rogue's Downfall
Author: Mary Balogh
Publisher: Class Ebook Editions Ltd
A ROGUE'S DOWNFALL The Anniversary After the Earl of Reardon, one of London's most notorious rakes, ruined the virtue and reputation of a young lady at a masquerade ball on Valentine's Day, he did the honorable thing and married her before settling her at his country estate and abandoning her there. Now, one year later, he has returned home to his wife and young son, wondering if it is too late to woo her properly and make amends for a year of shameful neglect. The Wrong Door During a dull evening at a particularly tedious house party Viscount Lyndon, a notorious rake, makes an assignation to spend the night with a willing widow. In the darkness, however, he opens the wrong door and enters the wrong room. He soon finds himself honor-bound to offer for the young lady who was the unfortunate victim of his error. She, however, does not react with predictable meekness. Instead, she sets out to bring him to his knees. Precious Rogue Miss Peabody and her mother are ecstatic when Mr. Bancroft, London's most elusive bachelor, accepts an invitation to a house party at their country estate. They boast that he is about to offer marriage. However, it is upon Patricia Mangan, the quiet, unremarkable, impoverished niece Mrs. Peabody treats more as a servant than a relative, that Mr. Bancroft finds himself turning his attentions, surprising himself as much as he surprises her and everyone else.
Except the Dying
Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
A young girl's naked body is found in a deserted lane in the middle of winter, 1895, and Toronto Detective William Murdoch must find out why she had to die that way in order to prevent another similar murder.
The Greatest Lover Ever
Author: Christina Brooke
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
THE SWEETEST SCANDAL Beautiful, exuberant, and stubborn Georgiana Black has more spirit than sense—which she learns when an ultimatum to the Earl of Beckenham at a London ball ends their engagement. Six years later, Georgie is less concerned with impending spinsterhood than with making sure her young sister doesn't make the same mistakes she did. But soon Georgie stumbles into a scandalous encounter with none other than her former fiancé. Beckenham is still breathtakingly desirable—and as iron-willed as ever... THE TRUEST TEMPTATION Beckenham's brief engagement to Georgie taught him one thing—when it comes to a wife, he wants a woman who will do her duty and cause no trouble. When the fiery Georgie falls unexpectedly into his arms, Beckenham remembers just how lushly delectable she is. Suddenly, the idea of actually marrying Georgie is irresistible. In The Greatest Lover Ever, convincing her will take more than a simple proposal, however. Georgie and Beckenham finally have a second chance at love. But in a battle of wills, can passion conquer pride? Christina Brooke's novels of historical romance are: "Enchanting."—RT Book Reviews "Captivating!" —Night Owl Romance "Each...more sensual and passionate than the last."—Publishers Weekly
Author: Emily Murdoch
Emily Murdoch's thrilling historical romances set just after the Norman invasion are now available in one collection. 'Conquered Hearts' includes: CONQUESTS 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 take a else 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'… LOVE LETTERS Having built a rich empire and keen to win the favour of the royal court, Hilda and Ælfgard have little time for their daughter, Catheryn. But one man, Selwyn, is intrigued by the intelligent and high-spirited girl. Selwyn sends Catheryn a love letter as a joke, disguising it as though it is from one of her father's thanes. Catheryn is fascinated by the letter, and cannot imagine who would be capable of sending a poem of such imagination and beauty. When Selwyn offers to help Catheryn identify the mysterious suitor, she accepts, and they start to realise that they have more in common than they thought. Soon, Catheryn finds herself falling in love with Selwyn instead… But the strict hierarchy of Anglo-Saxon England stands in their way. Selwyn, a steward, could never be considered Catheryn's equal, let alone an eligible suitor. Will they manage to stay together despite the odds? Or will duty tear Selwyn and Catheryn apart? CAPTIVES Normandy. 1067. Lady Catheryn, an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman, is taken against her will to Normandy after the invasion. She arrives, a prisoner, at the castle of Lord Geffrei, a ruthless invader who hopes to gain a ransom for her. When Queen Matilda, William the Conqueror's wife, sees her plight, she takes pity on her. Catheryn is sent to the castle of the noble FitzOsberns – but will her new captivity be any better than the cruelty she faced at Geffrei's hands? She finds her hostess cold and embittered, but when her husband William FitzOsbern returns from the Conquest, Catheryn's heart is torn by unwanted emotions. She becomes entangled in the quarrels and heartbreaks of her jailers even as she tries to remember her place among them. Is she falling in love with the man who helped to destroy her homeland? Praise for Emily Murdoch 'An enthralling saga.' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of 'The Lunar Code'. Emily Murdoch is a medieval historian and novelist. She lives in York. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.
How the Dukes Stole Christmas
Author: Sarah MacLean, Tessa Dare, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe Sophie Jordan
Christmas magic is in the air... From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, bestselling romance authors Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan and Joanna Shupe whip up some unforgettable romance...with a little help from some enchanted shortbread.
The Housekeeper's Tale
Author: Tessa Boase
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
Working as a housekeeper was one of the most prestigious jobs a nineteenth and early twentieth century woman could want – and also one of the toughest. A far cry from the Downton Abbey fiction, the real life Mrs Hughes was up against capricious mistresses, low pay, no job security and gruelling physical labour. Until now, her story has never been told. The Housekeeper’s Tale reveals the personal sacrifices, bitter disputes and driving ambition that shaped these women’s careers. Delving into secret diaries, unpublished letters and the neglected service archives of our stately homes, Tessa Boase tells the extraordinary stories of five working women who ran some of Britain’s most prominent households. There is Dorothy Doar, Regency housekeeper for the obscenely wealthy 1st Duke and Duchess of Sutherland at Trentham Hall, Staffordshire. There is Sarah Wells, a deaf and elderly Victorian in charge of Uppark, West Sussex. Ellen Penketh is Edwardian cook-housekeeper at the sociable but impecunious Erddig Hall in the Welsh borders. Hannah Mackenzie runs Wrest Park in Bedfordshire – Britain’s first country-house war hospital, bankrolled by playwright J. M. Barrie. And there is Grace Higgens, cook-housekeeper to the Bloomsbury set at Charleston farmhouse in East Sussex for half a century – an era defined by the Second World War. Revelatory, gripping and unexpectedly poignant, The Housekeeper’s Tale champions the invisible women who ran the English country house.
The Blind Duke
Author: Charity Mccoll
Can a blind duke robbed of all but his dignity find it in his heart to allow a common tenant girl, Alana Carrington, to raise him from despair. Grant, Duke of Herefordshire, has lost more than his sight - he has lost hope of ever seeing love or life again. After returning from the American war to find his once thriving estate ransacked and abandoned by his own servants, he is left to die a lonely death within it's dark walls. It is only when he stumbles into one of his estate tenants, Alana Carrington, that the light begins to break through. Will the Duke's former glory be restored to him and his duchy, and will Grant once again move in society worthy of his station - and when he does will he remember the gentle Alana, a mere commoner, and all she has done for him? Charity McColl, whose name means Love Conquers, writes sumptuous clean short read regency romance. She always delivers a story packed with intrigue, romantic twists and gripping escapades that will keep you turning the pages to the very last letter. :)
Whose secret is more scandalous -- his or hers? Sought after by all the ladies, Thomas Flander, the darkly handsome Duke of Ravensfield, is never far from the whirl of London society. All of that changes, though, when the duke discovers his fortune has been squandered away and he must devise a plan to save his legacy. The only problem is he must stay at his country estate and his absence has tongues wagging all around town. Only one woman, the beautiful, tempestuous Lynnette Overton, is bold enough to find out what's keeping the duke away. Intent on winning a bet to uncover the secret behind the duke's withdrawal, Lynnette, who has something to hide herself, concocts a plan to install herself in the duke's country estate...and lure him into her bed. But can Lynnette expose the duke's secret and still win his love?
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Amish Christmas Joy
Author: Patricia Davids
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Instant Father One minute, Caleb Mast is an oil–rig roughneck who answers to no one but himself. The next, he's the father of a special–needs child he never knew existed. What kind of home can a man like him–without faith or community–provide for an eight–year–old girl? For little Joy's sake, Caleb returns to the Amish community he left behind years ago. His daughter bonds with Amish schoolteacher Leah Belier, and Caleb feels hopeful for once. But Leah blames Caleb for dashing long–ago dreams and can't bear to trust him. With Christmas weeks away, one special girl just may bring two hearts–and an entire community–together. Brides of Amish Country: Finding true love in the land of the Plain People.
Introducing the "Falling for the Governess" Novel - Discover NOW The New Historical Regency Romance Book by Abby Ayles! Isabella Watts' life of privilege is about to come crashing down. Her wealthy lifestyle, as the daughter of the adventurous Baron Leinster, is swept away when her father is unexpectedly killed, leaving her with a debt she cannot possibly overcome.Not only that, but her father has turned the estate over to the vile Mr. Smith, a man whose advances Isabella has already once refused and who is now out for revenge.Fleeing from the repugnant Smith and his desire to humiliate her, Isabella finds work as the governess of a young ward at Wintercrest Manor.There she meets the Marquess of Bellfourd, recently returned from the navy to take his place by his father's side following the death of his elder brother.But there are deep and possibly irreconcilable rifts at Wintercrest Manor. Wounds so deep they may never be healed.Can Isabella help the family to overcome their woes while staying out of reach of the clutches of her nemesis? Or will her past catch up with her even there?"Falling for the Governess" is a historical regency romance novel of approximately 90,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.Page Count: around 520+ pagesGet This Book FREE With Kindle Unlimited!Enjoy!
When her parents and twin brother die within weeks of each other, Alicia and her younger sister are left in the hands of an uncle who has brought them all to financial and social ruin. Desperate to save her family from debtor's prison, Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy man to propose. She meets the dashing Lord Amesbury, and her heart whispers that this is the man she is destined to love, but his tainted past may forever stand in their way. Her choices in potential husbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret. Cole Amesbury is tormented by his own ghosts, and believes he is beyond redemption, yet he cannot deny his attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the heart he'd thought long dead. He fears the scars in his soul cut so deeply that he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true. When yet another bizarre mishap threatens her life, Alicia suspects the seemingly unrelated accidents that have plagued her loved ones are actually a killer's attempt to exterminate every member of her family. Despite the threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to her heart. And Cole must protect Alicia from the killer who has been exterminating her family before she is the next target.
Dangerous to Know
Author: Joana Starnes, Amy D'Orazio
Jane Austen's masterpieces are littered with unsuitable gentlemen-Willoughby, Wickham, et al. Eleven Georgian era stories reveal how Austen's rogues came to be whilst remaining true to canon.