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DESIRE AND DUTY: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice 1997 ISBN: 0965429903 Set in the years 1805 - 1816, Desire and Duty tells the romantic adventures of Mr. Darcy's younger sister Georgiana, after her narrow escape from the nefarious clutches of Mr. Wickham.
ADORING ISADORA 10/1995 ISBN:0263792994
AN ANGEL'S TOUCH 1992 ISBN: 0263779513 Miss Verity Lambourn found she had no choice about accompanying elderly Lady Crossens to Tunbridge Wells, but she didn't mind. Far from husband-hunting, Verity had other plans in mind which would make full use of her vivid imagination! But dreaming didn't stop her impetuous rescue of two small children, nor cause her to back down from their stern father. When she discovered his identity she did consider she ought to have been more circumspect, not knowing how her refreshing candor drew both children and father...
THE CAPTAIN'S RETURN 2/2002 ISBN: In a village near Steepwood Abbey, a captain - thought lost in the war -returns to his wife and daughter. But things are not quite what they seem
Captain Henry Colton is stunned to find his lost love living the quiet life of a widow with a small daughter! Given the way they had parted, in anger, could he now expect Annabel to let him back into her life? His only recourse seems to be to pose as her husband, miraculously returned alive from the war
THE COUNT'S CHARADE 11/2003 ISBN: 0263835316 Caring for a wounded stranger...Discovering a seriously wounded Frenchman near her home, Grace Dovercourt makes the dangerous decision to take him in and nurse him back to health. Her attraction to Henri Rousselle grows stronger by the day, but she is under no illusion that such a fine man could possibly find it in his heart to love her - a woman who has been lame since birth. Yet Henri makes no secret of his admiration for her. Although, as he slowly recovers, Grace finds herself having to fight her emotions and shield him from the authorities. It seems her handsome stranger is a wanted man.
FRIDAY DREAMING 12/1994 ISBN: 0263788628 She did not wish to marry… if she could not marry Nicolas. And as Miss Frideswid Edborough -- familiarly known as Friday -- well knew, she could no more marry Nick than fly to the moon. She was plain Friday, a bluestocking, bespectacled miss, not even remotely pretty, as unlike the females Nick's taste ran to as she could be. It seemed then that she was doomed to spinsterhood… But Friday had reckoned without a father determined to see his daughter -- sole heir to the Edborough estate -- off the proverbial shelf…
HIDDEN FLAME 1993 ISBN: 0263136299 Miss Theodosia Kyte knew she only had herself to blame for her present dire circumstances, but her only alternative was, she felt, totally closed to her. So as companion to the old tartar, Lady Merchistan, she mad the best of a bad job-- until Mr. Benedict Beckenham arrived to visit his godmother. Because of his scandalous background, Benedict's aim was unqualified acceptance by Society, but for that he needed to marry money, and Theda did not qualify, despite his passion for her! Impasse -- until that arch manipulator Lady Merchistan put the cat among the pigeons....
AN INNOCENT MISS 6/2001 Youth, innocence, beauty debutante Serena Reeth has taken fashionable London by storm. Believing his strong feelings for her to be returned, George, Viscount Wyndham is amazed, then angered at having his marriage proposal summarily turned down. Could it be true that Serena has transferred her affections? Or could the unfounded rumors surrounding his association with the notorious Marquis of Sywell have reached her ears? Serena is loath to believe Wyndham to be a rakehell and libertine. Although, finding herself unable to deny her reaction to his impassioned kiss, she has to wonder if there is some truth behind his reputation . . .
JUST DESERTS 1992 ISBN: 0263775968 Christopher, Baron Chiddingly, would have liked more money to fund his passion for horses, but he had no real urge to marry a fortune. Not until Miss Persephone Winsford, newly returned from India with a fortune from a nabob father, and reputedly as horse-mad as the Baron, came into his ken. Bluntly autocratic, the Baron met his match in Miss Winsford-- she didn't suffer fools gladly either! And neither seemed prepared to compromise....
KITTY 4/2003 ISBN:0263835030 Fanciful Kitty's dreams are about to become reality, but the path from governess to Viscountess and true love is anything but smooth! A whirlwind marriage to a dashing lord or being the daughter of aristocratic parents are dreams that governess Kitty Merrick should not entertain. Then Claud, Viscount Devenick, briefly mistakes her for his cousin and thus uncovers a scandalous family secret! Suddenly Kitty has her wishes granted and she and Claud are married. Claud, in his single-minded pursuit of the truth behind her heritage, will give her anything she desires. But Kitty soon realizes all she truly wants is his love the one thing she cannot ask of him
MISFIT MAID 11/1999 ISBN: 0263818381 It seemed such a good idea….Lady Mary Hope, known as Maidie, had refused to allow herself to be pushed into marriage with a man she disliked. So she presented herself to Laurie, Viscount Delagarde, and asked him to sponsor her for a Season! Laurie was flabbergasted -- as a bachelor he was the least suitable person for such a task! His Aunt Hester had other ideas! His household suddenly inundated with women, Laurie knew he had to make a stand -- only to be floored by Maidie, utterly changed from the dowd he had first seen, looking quite beautiful...
NELL (Governess Series: BK 2) 2002 ISBN: 0236831450 Baron would bring her a fairy tale romance... The star pupil from the Paddington Charitable Seminary, governess Miss Helen Faraday, prides herself on her commonsense approach to work. But Lord Eden Jarrow's imposing abode is enough to test the steadiest of nerves -- and the brooding man enough to test the steadiest of hearts! Can one with such a shadowed past be capable of love, and loving a governess at that? When Nell is drawn into a desperate battle alongside Eden to save his young daughter from an unexpected, unknown danger, she is set to find out..."I could wish you had not come her, Helen Faraday." "No one calls me Helen." The utterance had a husky quality. Without volition, he turned his head. "What do they call you?" "Nell, sir." The instant it was out of her mouth, she knew it was a mistake. His gaze became intimate, probing hers. She wanted, needed, to look away. She could not. What had possessed her to speak of her name she could not imagine. Except that his expressed wish so closely mirrored her own. It should have distanced her that he said it. Instead it had created the opposite effect. As if a kinship had sprung up between them. His voice came softly. "If I were not an honourable man, Nell, I might well be carried away by the romance of the occasion." A wisp of a smile curled his lip. "Moonlight and a pretty girl -- balm to ease a troubled heart. It is unbearably tempting."
PRUDENCE 3/2002 ISBN: 0263831132 Prudence's tender heart would lead her into all sorts of trouble -- and straight into the arms of her employer! No one was more aware of their lowly position in life than governess Prudence Hursley. Fresh from the Paddington Charitable Seminary, soft-hearted Prue expected to see little of her new employer. Mr Julius Rookham and was prepared for a life of lonely independence. However, his willful nieces continually threw Prue into his path, and the more she got to know the confirmed bachelor, the more she found herself wishing for the impossible! So when Julius began actively to seek out her company, she couldn't help but wonder if perhaps dreams did come true......
SEVENTH HEAVEN 1994 ISBN: 0373303602 After a year of wealthy widowhood, Lady Louisa Shittlehope prided herself on her skill at discouraging the attentions of greedy suitors. A skill that she was sure to find handy when she accompanied her ward to town for the season to find the girl a suitable husband. Louisa's arrival set the Berowne brothers scrambling for an introduction to the lovely widow, hoping for a profitable alliance. But in Septimus Berowne, seventh-born, and rock of the clan, Louisa found a man who made her feel like a woman. Yet could she trust that his love was for her alone and not her wealth?
SWEET SACRIFICE 3/1993 ISBN:037331194X Trapped! Clementina Hythe fled her family to avoid a distasteful marriage to her gentle but half-witted cousin. She disguised herself as a London urchin, but Jake, Lord Sothern, uncovered her deception in short order. When she ran away again to keep her secret safe, Jake pursued her. Soon she found herself in real danger, and Jake was the only person who could help her. Still, his solution to her problem was more than a little drastic.
A TRACE OF MEMORY 2001 ISBN: 0263827348 A woman of mystery... When a bedraggled woman accosts Charles Clevedon, Earl of Wytham, in his woods, claiming to have lost her memory, his first cynical thought is that it's yet another ingenious matrimonial ploy. While he remains suspicious of her, he is safe. But somehow the combination of her beauty and vulnerable stare is becoming an increasingly alluring mix. Should they give in to their longings when each unfolding memory seems to suggest that she could belong to another man?
THE VEILED BRIDE 2000 ISBN: 0263823385 Married for convenience... Why does Anton, Lord Raith, need to advertise for a wife? Rosina Charlton feels her pulse race as she walks down the aisle towards this stranger. Then her new husband turns to face her-- and the truth is revealed. A cruel scar disfigures his otherwise handsome features. What he believes no woman of social standing would do, penniless, orphaned Rosina has taken on. She's committed herself to an embittered man who wants a marriage based on convenience alone... "Gasping, Rosina turned. Entering the antechamber was Lord Raith. He looked at the key in her hand and his glance travelled to her face. What he saw there threw a shaft into his chest. Revulsion! He had known she must feel it. She had tried to gainsay it yesterday. Tried to make him think that she did not regard it. But there was proof, if he had needed it. Rosina could not fail to notice his flawed features. But anything she might have felt at the sight of it was overborne by an absurd sensation of guilt, as if she had been caught out in wrongdoing. Without thinking, she put her hands behind her back, as if she would hide the key. His bitter look of cynicism became more pronounced. 'Don't trouble yourself to make a secret of your feelings. You are welcome to lock the door and pocket the key, if it will make you sleep safer at night. I am unlikely to break down the door, no matter how strong my desire.'"
THE IRISH BRIDE 1/2001 ISBN: 0515130141 When gambling debts incurred by Sir Nicholas Kirwan's late father nearly sent the family estate into poverty, there was only one way to restore the family's fortune: marry an heiress - not an easy find in 1816 Ireland....Until Nick meets wealthy Rietta Ferris. It seems like the perfect chance - and match - for him. But Rietta is used to men flirting with her only to win the charms of her beautiful and vivacious younger sister, Blanche. Afraid of getting hurt or being loved for the wrong reasons, she hides her own beauty behind a stubborn facade. Nick will have to see past the surface to see the lovely woman inside. And to win her trust he will have to prove he truly loves her for herself.
GENTLEMAN'S FOLLY 12/1991 ISBN:0515107166 Jocelyn Burnwell lived in the everyday world of housekeeping and looking after her rather mischievous cousins. But one day she helped save a dashing, mysterious gentleman's life and her world changed forever....
A LADY IN DISGUISE 7/1993 ISBN:051511135X A beautiful young lady agrees to spy on her friend's latest conquest--then falls in love with him. Lillian arrives at Mottisbury Castle posing as the new governess, but soon she has lost her heart to dashing widower Thorpe Everard.
A LADY IN LOVE 2/1993 ISBN:0515110418 Miss Sarah East had no interest in turning her tomboyish ways into ladylike manners..until she met dashing earl Alaric Naughton.
QUEEN OF HEARTS 8/1992 ISBN:0515108995
THE TEMPORARY BRIDE 9/1991 ISBN: 0515106658 The dashing Marquis needed to marry to obtain his inheritance. The lovely Claudia needed money to raise her out of poverty...
LOVE'S LEGACY 1/1996 ISBN: 084394000X Anthology featuring the following stories: To Love Again, The Betrothal Ball, Loving Charity, Kindred Hearts, Savage Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Golden Treasures, Letter of Love, Hidden Treasures, Annabelle's Legacy, and Winds of Change.
FIRST SEASON 7/1992 ISBN:0821738100 Country heiress Laetitia Biddle had so looked forward to her first London Season. Instead she succeeds in making a fool of herself committing one faux pas after another--to the infuriating delight of young Lord Wakeford. Now Letty is determined to turn the tables on this arrogant man by becoming a season "original".
CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH 3/2005. ISBN:0821777475 All is not as it seams... Why does the powerfully built, golden-haired, Lord St. Cleve dress like an overdone Dandy? His outlandish wardrobe belies the hard unyielding lines of his face. Whoever he is, he's ruining Elizabeth Hampton's desperate scheme to secure a rich husband. Terribly vexing, to arrive at the most fashionable Breakfast Party of the Season wearing a perfectly stunning Chinese silk gown, only to discover Lord St. Cleve is clad in unmentionables cut from identical cloth. Lord St. Cleve despises pretension of any kind. He cannot abide the self-important airs put on by some members of the Ton and takes pleasure in making a mockery of Brummell's fashion strictures. Conceited frauds! Hadn't his grandfather's snobbery made his mother's life a misery? Maddening to discover the one woman who captures his interest is the biggest pretender of all! He vows to teach Miss Elizabeth Hampton a lesson she won't soon forget.
LADY FIASCO 9/2004. ISBN:0821777157 Fiona Hawthorn would like nothing better than to venture out unnoticed. Alas, everywhere she goes, mayhem seems to follow. It isn't as if she invites trouble, it just seems to find her. Yet, one gentleman refuses to believe the worst. Lord Wesmont, her devastatingly handsome neighbor and childhood friend, scoffs at the notion of a curse. But when Fiona all but offers him her love and he storms away, she is convinced that her bad fortune extends to matters of the heart as well...Scarred by his hellish experiences on the battlefields of Spain, Tyrell, Lord Wesmont, has returned to England a changed man. Angry and brooding, he wants nothing to do with the eligible females his interfering mother insists on foisting upon him. But at a glittering ball, he finds himself reacquainted with the one human being capable of making him smile. Fiona Hawthorn has gone from mischievous imp to bewitching minx. And Wesmont soon falls under the sweet spell of love.
MISTAKEN KISS 1/2005 ISBN:0821777467 If only Willa hadn't removed her spectacles before kissing her prospective fiancÚ. When she accidentally kisses Alex Braeburn, her staid rational world flips upside down. Logic tells her to stay away from the handsome Corinthian. But how can she resist one more tantalizing kiss before settling back into her dreary life forever? Impossible, especially when her mischievous Aunt Honore has other ideas.
ARABELLA AND THE BEAST 11/1988 ISBN: 0312021631 Arabella Ivers is not the sort of woman who turns down opportunities - she simply hasn't had very many.
THE CASSANDRA KNOT 1/1980 ISBN:0449240479 Cassie had loved the duke as far back as she could remember. Now, in a desperate move to escape the greedy and vicious relatives bent on her destruction, she begged Edward to marry her. A marriage of convenience only. This way she would have his protection and he would have her fortune. It seemed the ideal solution. If only she could keep Edward from discovering how much she loved him...
DARTWOOD'S DAUGHTERS 7/1989 ISBN:0312028989
THE DOLLAR DUCHESS 8/1982 ISBN:0449503054 It was a marriage made, if not in heaven, at least at the bank. And as Cordelia Hardy decided, a marriage of convenience would not be such a terrible idea. Besides, she had fallen in love with Harry, ninth duke of Overslate, the moment she saw him. So the match was made. Until Cordelia realized the imperious Overslate family was making a fool of her.
A GENTLEMAN FROM PHILADELPHIA 1/1978 ISBN:0449235599 She dared to love a rogue who could change her future forever...Marrying for money was hardly what Annabella Marchfield had dreamed of as a girl. But at 25, immersed in her father's gambling debts, the family estate in jeopardy, Annabella felt she had little choice but to accept staid, Proper Lord Holbreen's proposal. But that was before Philip Bridges returned from America...
A LADY OF FASHION 6/1994 ISBN:0061082465 a spirited widow keeps English high society on its toes. With her husband's death, Lady Wellford gained a fortune and begins to enjoy shocking fashionable society--until she meets an old beau and falls in love.
LADY SCANDAL 3/1984 ISBN:044920216X
THE MATCHMAKERS 12/1979 ISBN:0449500179 'We are on the verge,' said Christian, 'of become a gossip item. A very young widow and a stepson only a few years older living alone together under the same roof. We are bound to cause comment.' This was the reason that Lady Charlotte Woodville invited her old school friend Elise to come and play chaperone. Depsite the misgivings some had about Elise's emigre status, Lady Charlotte's stepson, Christian Woodville, was secretly glad she was there. She was extraordinarily beautiful and a talented painter to boot. Elise found life at Lady Charlotte's most pleasant. If she could only keep secret her love for Mr. Woodville. Suddenly her whole life took a shattering turn. For when Christian accused her irresponsible young brother of treason, Elise found herself in a very dangerous situation....
A MATTER OF HONOR 2/1983 ISBN:0449201023
PEERLESS THEODOSIA 3/1980 ISBN:0449500365 She was American and beautiful. He was English and engaged to another. And this would seem the end of it--except Peerless Theodosia--the beguiling tale of a charming young American girl who becomes the 'guest' of a wealthy English family. Because England and America are now at war with each other, Theodosia is actually a prisoner. But she does not feel like one. Nor does she act like one. All of which leads to some remarkable adventures--and a rollicking romance..
A ROYAL VISIT 12/1996 ISBN:0061083658 Prince Theodoric of Batavia desperately needed a suitable wife to help him carry on the royal line, and a titled British lady seemed ideal. But Theo hadn't counted on one very attractive problem,a London merchant's daughter who showed Theo that true love can never be planned.
A SANDITION QUADRILLE 6/1981 ISBN:0449501876 Spirited Miranda knew that even though Charles was a poet and a dreamer, there was no reason for her father to stop the marriage. And gentle, lovely Emily Rockhall didn't want to marry the wealthy, arrogant and quite frightening Lord Marle. Together, the four lovers created a whirlwind of mischief and romance that would never be forgotten.
A SEASON ABROAD 10/1981 ISBN:0449502155 Lydia found herself devilishly attracted to a dashing rogue, Lord Robert Marchman, whose scandalous reputation had pursued him all the way to Vinice. But can a virtuous maiden really fall in love with a villainous charmer? And turn her back on her family? We shall see....
A TANGLED WEB 2/1995 ISBN:0061082473 After pretending that she and an old friend, " William Sterret" were engaged. Miss Sally Blythe was finally getting the attention that she deserved from the high and aloof Alex Quartermaine. Sally never realized that her simple scheme to get noticed would entangle her in troublesome complications. But she would soon see William's steadfast wisdom and charm in a warm and surprising new light!
A VERY SIMPLE SCHEME 3/1982 ISBN: 0449502740 To trap one man you need another! At least that was Astrea's philosophy. Amd
since she was determined to trap her beloved David Monroe, quite naturally she
went straight for his companion, Jack Millbank. Every time Astrea saw David, she
got a rush of butterflies. But he still needed inducing. So she set her simple
scheme into motion, and everything seemed to work out fine--that is until the
silly thing backfired and kept right on working even after it wasn't supposed
THE HAREM BRIDE 7/2004 ISBN:0451210069 Once, Jason Lisbourne had played the knight in shining armor-and now, no matter how many women he seduces, he can't dislodge the hold the beguiling Penelope Blayne has on his very soul. Now he has a second chance to save her, unless pride-and a secret-rip them apart forever...
THE INDIFFERENT EARL 3/2003 ISBN:0451208250 Before Abigail Todd can collect her inheritance, she must honor her grandmother's last wish-to complete a series of tasks with the Earl of Langley-and hopefully fall in love in the process.
THE LADY AND THE CIT 3/2005 ISBN:0451214323 In order to properly own her beloved lands, Miss Aurelia Trevor needs a husband. Offering her hand to the infamous businessman Thomas Lanning presents him with the opportunity to advance himself toward a seat in Parliament. But soon, this marriage of convenience turns to one of true love.
LADY SILENCE 7/2005 ISBN:0451215869 Damon Farr, a war-weary cavalry colonel in search of peace and quiet, acquires a good deal more when he employs as his secretary Katy Snow, the mute housemaid his family took in off the street years earlier.
THE MAJOR MEETS HIS MATCH 8/2003 ISBN:0451209397 Lady Vanessa could not think of a worse match than a common engineer. And Major Charles Tyrone would sooner return to battle than marry this shrew. But when fate throws them together and tests their true mettle, the pair wonders if this is more than a mismatch...
A SEASON FOR LOVE 2/2004 ISBN:0451210077 For eight long years and frequently bitter years, Lady Caroline Carlington lived in the country far from the ton her late mother so despised. But now she has returned to London to take up residence with her father, the Duke of Longville. And though Caroline shares her mother's prejudices, she is having difficulty fending off the attentions of a dashingly handsome viscount. Anthony Norville, Viscount Frayne, is delighted his sister is marrying the Duke of Longville and happier still that he won't have to pay heed to the Marriage Mart for years to come. But when Longville's beautiful daughter unexpectedly arrives in time for the wedding, Anthony starts hearing church bells in his future. But first he must convince Caroline he's not the rakish wastrel she believes all men of the ton to be.
MIDNIGHT ROGUE 8/1995 ISBN:0821750380 Her sheltered existence at a New Orleans convent school has protected Gabrielle from the world's harsh injustice, until a shadowy stranger steals into her bedroom and spirits her away to his ship. She must choose between the world she left behind and a perilous future with the man who has dared her to love..
THE GRAND HOTEL 6/2000 ISBN:0451200365 Anthology featuring: The Background Man by Carla Kelly; Love Will Find the Way by Elisabeth Fairchild; The Castaway by Anne Barbour; The Management Requests by Barbara Metzger; Promises To Keep by Allison Lane .
A WEDDING BOUQUET 5/1996 ISBN:0451187857 Anthology featuring: And a Sixpence for her Shoe by Ann Barbour, Something Blue by Edith Layton, Something Borrowed by Patricia Rice, Something New by Carla Kelly, and Something Old by Patricia Oliver.
AND A SIXPENCE FOR HER SHOE short story in A WEDDING BOUQUET 5/1996 ISBN:0451187857
BURIED SECRETS 5/2000 ISBN:0451200233 Love was for poets. Marriage was for fools. The philosophy of dashing rake Christopher Culver, the Earl of Cordray, would never melt a woman's heart. But that wasn't his desire. Nor was adhering to the restrictive tastes of the ton. He was looking for the kind of woman who matched his fire, the likes of which he'd never encounter at a Mayfair come-out..Miss Gillian Tate, the spinster daughter of Culver's new tenant, was intriguing. What was behind her midnight rides along the contours of the sprawling estate? What mysteries were hidden in the satchel she carried in the predawn hours? How could he discover the truth behind her reclusive father's secret obsession? And how could he ever convince a woman, so independent, so spirited and unrestrained, that he was falling prey to the weakness he feared most: love?
A DANGEROUS CHARADE 3/1995 ISBN:0451178440 Lovely Miss Alison Fox was a most proper young lady, a vicar's daughter and paid companion to the wealthy and aged Lady Edith Brent. In contrast, Miss Lissa Reynard was an immoral adventuress, winning vast sums from titled victims...
A DEDICATED SCOUNDREL 6/1997 ISBN:0451192540 Catherine Meade swiftly sensed she could not trust the stranger who rudely thrust himself into her home and into her life. He was roughly dressed,but spoke in the accents of a aristocrat. He knew all there was to know of a woman's weaknesses,yet claimed to know nothing of his own past. He called himself John Smith,but to Catherine his name was temptation. If Catherine did not think well of the mysterious Mr. Smith from the first,her opinion only grew worse. It became clear his secrets were scandalous,and his nightly trips to London questionable indeed. But even as she exposed one infamy after another about this man who lied as smoothly as he kissed,she found that it was not only his tongue she could not trust---it was her heart.. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
KATE AND THE SOLDIER 5/1993 ISBN:0451175891 Kate Millbank's heart beat faster when she heard that Major David Merritt was returning from the wars. For she had worshipped David ever since they had been children together. But Kate was no longer a child. She was older now, and should have been wiser. She should have known that to long for this illegitimate son of a scandalous liaison was flirting with ruin. She should have realized that war had changed David into a bitter and angry stranger. She should have feared that love was making her blind to the folly of her feelings - Instead it only made her believe in miracles as she lost her heart to this man who no longer seemed to have one.
LADY HILARY'S HALLOWEEN 9/1998 ISBN:0451194993 The first meeting between Lady Hilary Merton and James Wincanon, the dashing new owner of a neighboring estate, did not go as planned. An avid student of archaeology, the spinster politely asked permission to excavate on his land. But James rudely accused her of feigning an interest in his favorite subject - to trap him into wedlock. Hilary was appalled. She certainly had no interest in a bachelor as insufferably conceited as James Wincannon.
LADY LIZA'S LUCK 10/1993 ISBN:0451177347 Lady Elizabeth Rushlake scandalized society with her unseemly behaviour. This beautiful young lady should have been seeking a proper mate in the marriage mart. Instead, Lady Liza was pursuing wealth on the London stock exchange and making shocking profits. Then Chadwick Lockridge returned from India with a most mysterious fortune. Blindingly handsome and dazzlingly charming, he had betrayed her faith in him once and now seemed ready to do it again. How could she possibly trust, let alone love, this man whom some called a scoundrel and others something worse? Especially when he challenged her skill and nerve in a high-stakes money game? But Lady Liza found it hard to keep her mind on business as she put at risk not only her pride and purse but her all too vulnerable heart.... RR@H's Novel Thoughts
LORD GLENRAVEN'S RETURN 6/1994 ISBN:0451178432 Beautiful young widow Claudia Carstairs did not mourn her late husband. During their brief marriage she had learned to loathe him. That nightmare ended with his sudden death--and Claudia was left with the freedom she longed for and the estate of Ravencroft that she loved. Now Claudia had to defend her independence and her inheritance from a handsome stranger...
A MAN OF AFFAIRS 8/1999 ISBN:01451196937 Living a quiet life on her parents' estate, a young woman falls for the adopted son of a duke. But the dashing gentleman has too many duties to his father to properly court her. It takes a scandalous heartbreak to bring them together in a love that would go against their families and society.
MELODY Short story in A REGENCY CHRISTMAS CAROL: The Bond Street Carolers, The Earl's Nightingale, The Mistletoe Kiss, Make a Joyful Noise, Melody 11/1997 ISBN:0451193873
MISS PRESTWICK'S CRUSADE 9/2003 ISBN: 0451209621 Miss Helen Prestwick has completed her arduous journey from Portugal to England determined to ensure the future of her nephew, the ninth Earl of Camberwell. Unfortunately, she has no evidence that the child is the son of Christopher Beresford - who died in battle - and knows her claim will enrage Christopher's cousin Edward, who currently wields the title. Edward Beresford never wanted the Earldom to be bestowed upon him, nor the familial and financial responsibilities that came with the title after his cousin's death. But he's not going to surrender the title without verifying the legitimacy of Helen's claim. Although Christopher's mother and sisters are pleased as punch at the possibility of a new heir, Edward finds himself enchanted with the child's lovely guardian who's mission to usurp his title has also ensnared his heart.
MY COUSIN JANE 7/1995 ISBN:0451178459 Miss Jane Burch thought she was merely pursuing a harmless deception when she agreed to pose as the respectably aged and unattractive companion of her cousin, the beautiful and reckless Winnifred Timburton. But now Winnifred's new guardian, the dauntingly domineering and heartstoppingly handsome Lord Simon Talent had unmasked Jane for what she was-a lovely and lively young lady; s reckless in her way as Winnifred, and no suitable chaperone. Lord Simon was determined to find a proper husband for Winnifred. But for Jane he clearly had other plans - plans that did not include marriage but did include love. Now Jane found herself in an even more demanding game of deception as she tried with little success to protest his kisses...as her lips opened beneath his.
A PRESSING ENGAGEMENT 11/1992 ISBN:0451174909 Beautiful young Diana St. Aubin is at the mercy of Jared Talent, Earl of Burnleigh - and he has none. The seductively handsome Earl has the power to send Diana to prison for a crime she did not commit unless she agrees to pose as his future bride. It is a pretense that Diana can barely tolerate, but it is even more clear that her protests and pleas have no hope of moving this lord who always gets what he wants...whether it is a woman to satisfy his need for a false fiancee, or his growing desire...
A RAKE'S REFORM 11/1996 ISBN:0451190483 Lord Charles Trent was as infuriating,and as handsome ,as Hester Blayne expected him to be--and more.He made no secret of his scandalous love life as leading rake in the realm,or of his scorn of anyone who would censor him. For her part,Hester was as enraging as lord trent had heard--a firebrand of discontent whose eyes sparked with passion and whose writings inflamed women to stand up to men's power and proclaim their independence. But when Hester tried to teach Trent the error of his ways..and trent set out to show Hester the folly of a female defying male might..both the unbending lord and the unbowed lady discovered how little they new about each other--and about their own hidden yearnings and secret hearts..
STEP IN TIME 3/1996 ISBN:0451187237 Amanda McGovern's dreams were dashed by a man she adored in 1990. But romance offered even greater danger when she traveled back in time to Regency London!
A TALENT FOR TROUBLE 8/1992 ISBN:0451174314 Lady Talitha Burnside, a plain, young country girl with a proclivity for painting, sets out to master the art of love when she becomes the object of a handsome lord's attention. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
A STOCKINGFUL OF JOY 11/1997 ISBN: 0451408004 Anthology featuring: Boxing Day, The Best Husband Money Can Buy, A Light in the Window, and The Snow Rose.
BEWITCHING 10/1993 ISBN:0671778633. She had bewitched the most serious, snobbish, and handsome Duke in England. Joyous MacQuarrie...the pixie-like, green-eyed beauty had appeared from nowhere and fell unashamedly into his arms. And all that his society friends knew of the mysterious lady was that she was Scottish and that her grandmother had been a Locksley. Even her fine bloodline didn't make Joy quite proper enough to be a Duchess, but a proud nobleman like Alec, Duke of Belmore, did as he pleased...and he wanted to marry the beautiful girl who aroused his desire. But Alec soon discovered he could not do what he pleased with Joy Fiona MacQuarrie. Bubbling with laughter, filled with spirit, she turned stately Belmore Park upside down with merriment and strange occurrences. She might even have gotten Alec to laugh -- and to cherish her -- if it had not been for the truth she hid. Though he turned to fire when he tasted her petal-soft lips, he turned to ice when he discovered that this winsome lady was, in fact, a witch. A witch whose powers of white magic were not always perfectly under control....Too late, Joy knew she was desperately in love and that nothing could stop the course of their destiny -- the scandal threatening to destroy her and the passion that held them both spellbound in a forbidden, irresistible match of two enchanted hearts.
DREAMING 6/1994 ISBN: 0671778684. Most English girls meet their heart's desire across a crowded ballroom or in a genteel parlor. Letitia Olive Hornsby finds hers when she knocks him into a river. A curly-haired, blue-eyed hellion of only eleven, she decides even then that Richard, the dashing, handsome, and totally disreputable son of the Earl of Downe, is the white knight of her dreams. Now fully grown and unexpectedly beautiful, Letty is spinning a plan to save Richard from himself..by marrying him, of course. And he soon has the bruises to prove it. The insufferable, albeit unforgettable, chit has come back into Richard's life with a crash - literally falling into his arms. He is struck by her softness, her dizzying scent, and her impossible meddling in his ruinous drinking, gambling, and amorous liaisons. But when fate makes them prisoners of a ring of dangerous smugglers, Richard discovers in his mischievous cellmate a pure, romantic, questing spirit that sparks a flame in his own shadowed heart. If only they can escape, a wondrous passion can blaze free..and they can find a lifetime's adventures in each other's arms.
THE HEART AND THE ROSE 12/1986 ISBN:1555472214 In 1818 a young country girl travels through the wilds of Yorkshire to take up a new position. For Anne Tesseyman, a sewing maid amongst hundreds of servants at Fountaynes Castle, the family she serves are remote and mysterious beings. Until she meets Mr George, heir to the earldom, and the two are drawn together across impossible barriers of social position. But in the stifling world of early Nineteenth-Century England, only tragedy can result for those who dare to transgress the invisible lines of class ...
KINDRED SPIRITS 1/1989 ISBN:0312025971 When Jane Banham's father dies she is forced to leave the country village of her youth to live with an unknown uncle in London. She is distressed by the sudden upheaval in her life, but her spirits revive when her uncle introduces her to the leading lights of London's literary world.
ROOK'S NEST 8/1987 ISBN 0312010834 Raised at Hartsedge Hall by her adopted aunt Augusta after her mother's death and father's departure, Meta Moore longs to reclaim nearby Rooks Nest, the spacious house where she was born. But the estate is now rented to a Mrs. Logan and her daughter, Lavinia. As language teacher of the girls whom Aunt Augusta takes in as pupils, Lavinia fascinates impressionable Meta, who yearns for emotional and intellectual stimulation, plus the personal and professional freedom accorded to men. Unfortunately, one of Augusta's students, Barbara Stott, usurps Lavinia's attention and Rooks Nest as well when her affluent father purchases it. Distraught, Meta leaves to become a governess, then has a clandestine affair with charismatic Daniel Reiss.
THE FLOWERS OF DARKNESS 6/1980 The stolen jewels of Marie Antoinette carry a curse from beyond the grave .
MASTER OF ROXTON 1/1976 ISBN:0440056012 Regency England was a frightening new world for beautiful young Anne Brandon. Raised in distant Australia, she was totally unprepared for the dizzying whirl of romance and the intricate web of intrigue that awaited her when she followed the lure of love half way around the globe to a nobleman's magnificent country estate.
THE OPAL PENDANT 1974 Lucy Vennie suddenly faced a fate worse than death when her mother commanded her to wed her distant cousin, Charles Wynant. The very sight of Charles filled Lucy with repugnance, his tough chilled her blood, and rather than be his bride, Lucy fled into the night. Her only protection was a jeweled talisman that hung about her delicate neck. Her one hope of safety lay in the help of Charles' notorious half-brother, who stirred Lucy's love but did not still her suspicion of his profligate ways. Lucy was caught between dread of a nightmare marriage and fear of a possibly ruinous passion. Amid a swirl of action and adventure, she had to change from a girl into a woman to make the choice of her young and imperiled life.
REVELRY MANOR 1977 ISBN:0440196108 Lovely, high-born Amalie Stuart was both outraged and entranced when handsome, arrogant Falcon Randle snatched a kiss from her. He mistakenly thought she was a serving girl. She knew he was one of the most disreputable rakes in Regency England. But neither of them suspected they would meet again, under dramatically changed circumstances, at Falcon's family manor of Revelry. Amalie's father was dead now, leaving her to earn her livelihood as a lady's companion in this place of fearful secrets. Falcon was at her side, laying siege to her heart even as she shrank from the scandalous stories about him. And passion warred with fear as Amalie was swept toward the startling truth about this house she could not escape, this man she could not help loving.
THE SEA TREASURE 2/1981 ISBN:0872167801 A band of savage brigands contrive a shipwreck near Cornwall, plundering and murdering everyone aboard, except for one. A young woman escapes to the beach, suffering from amnesia, the only living witness to the crime. She is discovered and sheltered by the roguish squire Dominic Pengallion, who swears vengeance on the murdering bandits, and helps her piece her memory together.
PRESUMPTION: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice 1993 ISBN:0786201533 A story telling what happened to Elizabeth and Darcy in the great house, Pemberley, and meets again the domineering Lady Catherine de Bourgh, the absurd Mr. Collins, Elizabeth's mismatched parents and many other old friends.
THE THIRD SISTER: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility 8/1996 ISBN:1551664461 Margaret, the other sister, was a good humored, well-disposed girl; but she had already imbibed a good deal of Marianne's romance, without having much of her sense, she did not, at thirteen, bid fair to equal her sisters at a more advanced period of life.
MAYBE THIS TIME 8/1996 ISBN: 0786002913 New Orleans computer analyst Kevan Buchanan and ambitious businesswoman Alyssa Cameron have been together through the ages. But they haven't even begun to fulfill their fate as true soulmates because something always seems to come between them. Now, they've been given one last chance to get it right. All Kevan has to do is use the crystal amulet he recently inherited to journey back through time.
AN AMICABLE ARRANGEMENT 5/1988 ISBN:0446347647 Belinda Hanbury's blue eyes blazed with fury. She loved her father dearly, but this latest ploy against poverty simply would not do. Pretty Belinda would not wed a corpulent man thirty years her senior, however well-lined his pockets. Still the 'courtship' progressed...until her odious intended turned lecherous in a darkened theater box - and Belinda knocked him senseless with a bottle of champagne! Such explosive melodrama quickly brought that dashing light of the London stage, Baron Francis Kenmore, to Belinda's side. Actor, producer, and nobleman, the wealthy Kenmore gallantly offered to mary her - temporarily, and in name only, after he heard her tale of woe. But could naive Belinda convincingly act the part of a blissful bride in high society? What were the notorious Kenmore's real motives? And what if these mock mates were to actually fall in love?
THE ELUSIVE COUNTESS 10/1987 ISBN:0446346071 Lady Rosaline, fleeing her greedy, lecherous cousin Oliver, falls into the arms of a stranger whose gentle kindness as he rescues her from a stormy night moves her deeply. To her surprise, she finds him again when she joins a troupe of actors to hide her identity.
MISS DRAYTON'S CRUSADE 12/1986 ISBN:0446301728
THE VISCOUNT'S WAGER 8/1988 ISBN:0446351628 A reckless bet won him her kiss....but what were the odds for their love?
Basso - Faulkner - Raleigh
ONLY WITH A ROGUE 5/2002 ISBN: 0821772635 Features "The Ultimate Lover" by Adrienne Basso; "The Pleasures of a Wager" by Colleen Faulkner; and "One Night With Lucifer" by Debbie Raleigh.
HIS NOBLE PROMISE 2/2000 ISBN 082176473X Mistaking Anne Paget, a beautiful artist, for her sister Nicole, an adventuress who has stolen his nephew's heart, Richard Cameron, Earl of Mulgrave, receives the shock of his life when he meets the woman in question. For she is nothing like he's imagined...and everything he's wanted. From the moment she sees the darkly handsome Earl. Anne Paget longs to paint him. But Anne doesn't realize that Richard believes she is her younger sister...until he unwittingly leads her into a compromising situation that threatens her reputation. With her own ideas of honor and dreams for the future, which do not include marriage, Anne is determined to refuse every one of Richard's proposals. Yet as each day passes, she finds herself drawn to his gentle persistence...tempted by nights of reckless abandon...and enticed by the promise of a love that will last forever.
HIS WICKED EMBRACE 8/1999 ISBN 0821762842 Damien St. Lawrence, the eighth Earl of Saunders couldn't believe his eyes. Though the woman standing before him bore a striking resemblance to his late wife, it was her familiar violet eyes that haunted him...while stirring his senses to an irresistible longing. Miss Isabella Browning was both frightened and intrigued by her new employer. Rumors and scandalous tales about him were rife, but Isabella was drawn to Damien's tender concern for his children and the temptation of his arms around her.
INTIMATE BETRAYAL 12/1995 ISBN: 843938870 Independent Alyssa had run her father's English estate for years, but before his death he auctioned Carlton House to the highest bidder, leaving her penniless. With no means to support herself, she was at the mercy of the new lord of the manor: the dashing Duke of Gillingham. Now the ladies' man welcomes Alyssa into rooms that were once her own - especially the master bedroom. Captured in the Duke's haunting gaze, Alyssa felt her strong will weaken as she was torn between the allure of illicit passion and her dreams of wedded bliss--she would need to risk both to capture the reckless peer and become the mistress of his heart.
NOTORIOUS DECEPTION 11/1994 0843936878 The young, beautiful and tempestuous Diana was shocked by the unexpected death of her husband, and a trip to London to set her husband's affairs in order brought even more unpleasant surprises for the dowager countess--not the least of which was her introduction to Derek, the new Earl of Harrowby. Dark and brooding, he was far too handsome for Diana's peace of mind, and against her will, she found herself growing attracted to the arrogant peer. But his accusations that Diana was a bold impostor forced her to risk her reputation, her heart and her very life to prove that she was no part of any deception.
TO PROTECT AN HEIRESS 7/2002 ISBN:082176988X Blessed with beauty, fortune, and noble birth, Lady Meredith Barrington puzzles the ton by choosing to remain single. Then a roguish bet placed by her younger brothers leads Meredith to impulsively flirt with-and boldly kiss-the handsome, brooding Marquess of Dardington. A threatened scandal results in a hasty wedding. Theirs is a marriage of convenience, and Meredith is determined to maintain her usual independent ways. Then an apparent accident nearly takes her life, and Meredith, shaken, finds herself turning again and again to her husband, for comfort, for reassurance...and more. Trevor Morley, Marquess of Dardington, is less than pleased when he's forced to wed, and vows to avoid his lovely wife-no matter how tempting that soul-stirring kiss in the garden. But when the ton is rocked by a string of savage murders, Trevor comes to realize that the killer has targeted Meredith. He ensures that he's always at her side.day and night. Their intimacy ignites a fiery passion between them, and both are stunned to discover that what began in rueful obedience to Society's dictates has become a love match. But can Trevor protect the woman he cherishes from deadly harm?
TO TEMPT A ROGUE 7/2004 ISBN:082177624X. A pillar of decorum and decency, Harriet Sainthill suddenly finds herself the object of scandal when her cad of a fiancÚ jilts her. Ever practical, she accepts a position as a governess to a wealthy Scottish merchant, determined to escape London and the gossip of the ton. Her hopes for a quiet new life are dashed when she arrives at the dark, desolate castle in the wilds of Scotland and meets her mysterious new employer-a darkly handsome man Harriet finds both intimidating and intriguing...Powerful, implacable and infuriatingly secretive, "Mr. Wainwright" is no Scottish merchant, but rather a runaway English lord. Once a rake who savored the indolent life of a reckless nobleman, Nathaniel Bennett must now protect three orphaned children and his own legacy from a conniving relative. And while the distraction of a sharp-tongued governess is the last thing he needs, he can think of little else but sweeping her into his arms...and off to his bed. As danger and deceit ally them in a perilous adventure, Harriet will soon uncover Nathaniel's deepest secrets-and her own deepest desires.
TO WED A VISCOUNT 8/2001. ISBN: 0821769871. When pampered Faith Linden's father and her titled fiancé, Viscount Dewhurst, die, she suddenly finds herself in a desperately precarious position. The only way Faith can hold on to her beloved family home is to convince her late fiancé's younger brother, the new Viscount Dewhurst, to marry her in his stead. Yet when she finally encounters Lord Griffin Sainthill, she is in for a surprise: this brooding and ruggedly handsome adventurer is not so easily bent to her will . . . and may be the man who can capture her unsuspecting heart. A sea captain and owner of a profitable shipping company, Griffin Sainthill was quite happy with his life in the American colonies. So when the news of his inheritance finally reaches him, the sun-bronzed seafarer is less than pleased. His mood only darkens when he returns to England to discover a brazen beauty intent on becoming his bride! But when a twinge of conscience and a stolen kiss give him pause, Griffin finds himself embarking on the riskiest adventure of all---marriage to a woman who will tempt him, torment him, and turn his whole life upside down.
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