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EMERALD SEA 11/1988 ISBN: 0843926961 Maya...Exquisitely beautiful, innocently sensual, she was a pirate's daughter, a creature of the sea who feared no man and would have no master. Roark...Arrogant and domineering, he ruled a South Seas paradise until Maya became his slave. For years her image had haunted his dreams; now her defiance tormented his waking hours.
REGENCY BELLES 1980 ISBN:0671410059 The Duchess rather excelled at putting people down a notch, a whimsy it sometimes pleased her to indulge. And thus she commandeered her nephew Julian, Duke of Charlesworth into escorting the daughter of the bird-witted Mrs. Farnham to Dorsey. How could she have known that the ungainly Mrs. Farnham had a daughter as beautiful as the morning and with a spirit as clear as a brook? And as it happened the Duchess' visit to Dorsey, with the London beauty Evelina Pride, as her companion, coincided with that of the dashing Brandon Russell. A few hints from the Duchess helped Evelina overcome her shyness--a trait quite unknown in the elder lady's personality. Who could have foreseen what forces the good lady would marshall, whether intentionally or not, as she steadied Cupid's shooting arm and helped ring out a two-part harmony of Regency Belles.
YOUR OBEDIENT SERVANT 11/1985 ISBN:0451139135 Found as a baby abandoned on a farmer's doorstep, Laura Adams was raised in humble circumstances by foster parents who taught her well the virtues of honesty and propriety. But now suddenly it all was changed.
THE EDUCATION OF MISS FELICITY WELLS short story in SECRETS (VOLUME 6) 12/2000 ISBN: 0964894262 Boston heiress, Felicity Wells, desperately needs to know how to please her future husband. She approaches the notorious Dr. Marcus Slade in hopes that he can teach her the ways of love's carnal delights. In return, he demands access to her dreams and fantasies. Can Felicity submit to the pleasure of his touch without losing her heart?
BLACKTHORNE'S BRIDE 11/2007 ISBN: 0061124974 For better or for worse Tired of being wooed for her dowry, Lady Madeleine Castleigh has given up on finding true love. But on her way to elope with a boring but honorable philanthropist, her carriage is seized by a nobleman on the run. Maddie is alarmed, especially when she catches sight of Jack Martingale, Marquess of Blackthorne, exactly the sort of wickedly attractive man she's sworn to avoid. Chased by a powerful duke with revenge on his mind and a private army in tow, Jack has no choice but to confiscate Madeleine's carriage. He promises to take his leave once they arrive at the wedding in Gretna Green, but he doesn't count on his growing desire for the blue-eyed beauty. When the unexpected appearance of Maddie's father and the mistakes of a drunken priest alter everyone's plans, Maddie is furious—until she discovers that Blackthorne's kisses arouse a passion in her she'd long ago stopped praying for. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
GOOD GROOM HUNTING ISBN: 0061124966 On the trail of fortune... Adventurous Josephine Hale is determined to live up to her scandalous heritage. With half of a crumbling treasure map that belonged to her grandfather, the legendary pirate, in her possession, the bold and beautiful lady is half-way to a fortune. Unfortunately, the remainder of the map belongs to Stephen Doubleday, Earl of Westman, her family's sworn enemy—and Josie will do anything to get her hands on it...even if it means seducing the handsome rogue. And a passion beyond dreams Utterly destitute, Stephen never dreamed a fairy tale about pirate's treasure would turn out to be true—bringing him a possible fortune and a passionate lover. But will joining in this wild, impetuous beauty's perilous undertaking be the biggest mistake of his life? Or will it lead Stephen and Josie to a treasure far more precious than pirate gold—a fiery and forever love? RR@H's Novel Thoughts
NO MAN'S BRIDE ISBN: 006112494X No Man's Plaything... Catherine Fullbright has vowed never to marry. Growing up with a disreputable father, she witnessed male behavior at is very worst. Unfortunately her ambitious parent refuses to marry off Catie's pretty, pliable younger sister until the elder is wed—and his underhanded scheming comes to a head when Catie finds herself standing at the altar with her sister's fiancé. No Woman's Fool... To achieve his ambition, Quint Childers, Lord Valentine, needs a wife—some charming, gracious lovely to play the perfect hostess ...certainly not a brash, stubborn hellion like Catherine Fullbright. Why, then, is he mesmerized by the fiery chit? And when an old man's deception puts Catie in Quint's bed, why does the prospect of their union excite the handsome lord so? Winning the remarkable lady's love will be a trial—she doesn't even like him! Still, is that a glint of desire he sees flashing in those hazel eyes? RR@H's Novel Thoughts
WHEN DASHIG MET DANGER 5/2005 ISBN: 0060773154 The man is arrogant, insufferable ... and dangerously irresistible! Alexander Scarston, Earl of Selbourne, may be wealthy, devilishly handsome, and one of England's most eligible bachelors, but as far as lovely Lucia Dashing is concerned, the man is a scoundrel -- one who makes her heart race, even as her own safe, stodgy fiancé leaves her feeling cold -- but a scoundrel nonetheless. However when Lucia's twin brother vanishes mysteriously, she must turn to Alex for help and convince the fearless and arrogant earl that he needs her and her inspired plans. As a secret agent for the Crown, Alex has mastered the ability to mask his identity and his heart. When he realizes that his nation's future depends on his finding the missing youth, Alex risks all by exposing innocent Lucia to his world of secrets and subterfuge. The impulsive lady delights in courting certain danger for the first time in her young life -- yet nothing will prove as perilous as Alex Scarston's kiss!
THE BLACK DIAMOND 1981 ISBN 0449244245 Her sister's disappearance was shrouded in a conspiracy of silence. Was she to share her sister's fate? Sylvia Thompson's sister had been caring for the young son of the wealthy Palin family for eight months when she suddenly vanished. Disguised as the new nurse, Sylvia hopes to solve the mystery of her sister's disappearance.
FRIENDS AND LOVERS 4/1982 ISBN:0449502805 Wendy's brother-in-law, Lord Menrod, was an arrogant, high-handed, albeit dashing, tyrant who was no more fit to be the guardian of children than a dancing bear. So Wendy thought. The children in question were orphans. Nephew and niece to both Wendy and Menrod. But Lord Menrod was wealthy and Wendy was not. Even so, she decided to fight for custody with every means at her disposal. Oh how she hated him. Feelings ran high on both sides. And then something strange happened. Wendy stopped hating her enemy...
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS short story in A REGENCY CHRISTMAS 11/1994 ISBN:0449222675
LADY HATHAWAY'S HOUSE PARTY 1/1980 ISBN:0449500209 Lady Hathaway must have been mad to invite both of them. The greatest fool in the world knew that one did not ask the Duke and Duchess of Avondale to the same party. The Duchess of Avondale - Belle to her friends - was absolutely finished with her marriage to the Duke. Not only did he tease her about her country ways but she had practically caught him red-handed in an affair with a notorious flirt. Belle had taken off without so much as a by-your-leave. After all, how much could a woman be expected to bear? Following a quiet withdrawal from society life, she consented to go to Lady Hathaway's party, escorted by a young admirer. Who should she run into but the Duke himself? Oh, what a meeting it was! And that was only the beginning...
MINUET 9/1980 ISBN:0449500977
THE MOONLESS NIGHT 4/1980 ISBN:0449500403 Romance and adventure were waiting...while Napoleon was being held prisoner aboard an English ship at Plymouth harbor. To the inhabitants of Bolt Hall, particularly the mischievous and beautiful Marie Boltwood, this lent an air of excitement and glamour. Especially when two dashing young strangers came to stay at Bolt Hall...
OLIVIA 1/1981 ISBN:0449501558 She despised him. He did not trust her. And so it began. This roguish tale of a pretty, unmarried girl of good breeding and superior intellect. Olivia. She decided that she would not be an ordinary governess. She would charge a great deal of money for her services. A woman with her background could afford to do that. Olivia thought she was doing well with Lady Synge...teaching her children about anatomy and babies and such. But Philmot, Lady Synge's arrogant younger brother, was outraged. And told Olivia exactly what he thought of her.
THICK AS THIEVES 1/1993 ISBN:0449220176 It appeared he found her assets more enticing than her charms. Though the circumstances of their introduction were quite unusual (she was fleeing the wrath of an irate pawnbroker!), Eve Denver soon realized her good fortune in meeting Richard Dalton. Not only did he most eagerly aid Eve and her aunt in securing a summer house in Brighton - all the ton was there for the Season - but he could make all the proper introductions. It was a bit off-putting indeed to discover that Richard planned to use her as bait to trap a wily burglar known as Tom. Parading about in her diamonds and gold, Eve thought she detected suspicious behavior among several upstanding citizens. Even Richard himself seemed more than casually interested. And his unsettling proximity promised he could easily be accused of plotting to steal her heart....
ARABESQUE 3/1992 ISBN: 0373287178 If she agreed to suffer one insipid season in London society, Trista Fitzgerald would be free to return to her beloved countryside--that was the deal she had made with her father. Then the infamous "Boudoir Murderer" frightened her into the arms of Nicholas Brennan, the bold rake who epitomized all she despised. Now a disgraced Trista was given no choice but to marry the scoundrel! Playing the rogue was quite out character for Nicholas, but it was necessary to his plan of revenge. He was even beginning to enjoy himself, until he became entangled with the lovely Miss Fitzgerald--which was definitely not part of his plan.
THE GILDED LION(#193) 10/1993 ISBN: 0373287933 What she didn't know about her husband.... Celinaire Tremain had married a kindly invalid. But when her husband ignited a passion hotter than flame within her, she began to wonder about the man she'd come to love. As a former spy, Kristoffe Wilde was used to living a double life, until Celinaire. Now, the only way to protect his wife from danger was to keep his secrets, even if it meant he might lose her forever...
A DELIGHTFUL FOLLY 3/2005 ISBN:0821777459 Benedict Hadley, Viscount Fitzhugh, has always been a cautious man - never more so than in his choice of wife. That is why he comes to London to woo virtuous Dorrie Bourre, a woman who will please his disapproving, distant father and mend their fractured relationship. Benedict expects to conduct himself with the utmost decorum, which certainly doesn't include associating with Esmeralda, Countess of Iddesford, whose reputation is as scandalous as she is lovely. Trouble is that the lady may also be the key to foiling a devilish plot. Honor compels Benedict to determine what Esme knows, but every meeting with the witty, beguiling widow crumbles Benedict's restraint. Esme has learned to live with her salacious-and wholly undeserved-reputation, but it has never vexed her so until she met the honorable Benedict. Already their charged meetings have attracted gossip and spite from every quarter. She knows that Benedict's father would never approve of his marrying her, yet the vicious gossip has made the normally cautious Viscount determined to defend the widow, even to dueling. Now, with swords at the ready, and her honor in the balance, Esme's one chance to save her unlikely suitor may lie beyond all reason.and rest completely in the hands of love.
HER OTHER THIEF 12/2004 ISBN:0821777440 Who will marry Miss Lucy Bowes now that her luckless brother stands accused as a thief? But though Lucy's brother has stolen her future, her dearest friend, the marchioness, has stood by her-and invited Lucy to Dashwood, her country house. Alas, a more daring thief has made his way within its walls, and, strangely, touches Lucy's heart. Faced with Lucy's pistol, the masked man bluffs his way out, but he will be back...Captain Ewan Sandeford has vowed to protect Dashwood's inhabitants from all harm. Yet Dashwood hides a letter that binds the Captain's brother to a debt he does not owe. If Miss Bowes would put down her pretty little pistol, he would be most grateful, as he has a job to do and wishes her no harm. Quite the contrary, for she is fearless, funny, and a jewel any would-be thief would be proud to steal...
THE PURSUIT OF A PROPER HUSBAND 7/05 ISBN: 0821778916 If you want me, you must prove yourself. Meg Grantham hopes her challenge will deter Noel, the handsome and ardent Viscount Reversby, whose kisses could tempt her into an indiscretion. Anne, Noel's late wife, was widowed Meg's dearest friend and confidante. The two women shared a secret that they swore never to reveal-a secret that Noel would very much like to learn. But to Meg's dismay, Noel makes short work of the first task she sets him. Very well-he will simply have to do something no man has ever done. Find a husband for Mrs. Grantham's shrewish niece? Impossible! Noel never imagined the alluring Mrs. Grantham could challenge him in this fashion. Still, for the love of so compelling a lady, he would do anything.anything at all.
A SLIGHT CHANGE OF PLANS 11/2003 ISBN: 0821776266 When her sister died in childbirth, Penelope Lindon promised to care for the twin niece and nephew she adores as if they were her own. But to prove herself a reliable guardian, she also promised never to marry. How could she have known that the murder of her neighbor, the Marquess of Worthington, would bring to her door handsome Lucas Pargetter? The reformed rake is everything a lady could wish for.and all that Penelope cannot have if she wishes to keep her beloved charges...Once headstrong and self-indulgent, Lucas has spent the past decade atoning for his sins-something his degenerate cousin should have done. Blackguard, scoundrel, and likely an embezzler, too, his cousin made any number of enemies. Lucas never planned on investigating his cousin's past, but it is the only way he can unmask a murderer and restore his reputation. It is perilous work for any gentleman, and for Penelope, the one lady he trusts enough to help. But soon Lucas is in another danger .of losing his heart to a lady and family he longs to make his own...
THE UNEXPECTED SISTER 3/2004 ISBN:0821776274 Though he fought bravely for King and Country, Lord Thomas Dashley lost a friend and fellow officer to a stealthy French attack...and it is whispered that he was to blame. He has returned to England under suspicion but determined to explain the matter to the officer's sister, Melisande, whose letters gave him courage in the darkest moments of the war. Lord Dashley has vowed to make amends, no matter the cost-and to make Melisande his own. But there is another sister, Caroline, of whom he knew nothing-and whose charm and kindness heal his battered spirit...Caroline cannot believe that a man as honorable as Lord Dashley could be responsible for her brother's death. Though Melisande condemns him and scandalous rumors swirl, Caroline knows instinctively that he is innocent. Solving the mystery will be no easy task but she must do whatever she can to help him.for the handsome officer has captured her heart.
Mary A. Garratt
THE DUCHESS OF ASHERWOOD 5/1981 ISBN:0440121574 "You will be my duchess, " declared the Dour Duke of Asherwood. "But never my wife! " No one was more stunned by her acceptance of his outrageous proposal than Lenore Lanier herself. It was an arrangement neither pure nor simple. She would be accessory to a secret debt of honor, stepmother to his two spirited sons...and the most beautiful butterfly ever to distract London's ton: a perfect diversion as the duke embarked on his dangerous, clandestine plan.
THE ASHERWOOD PROTEGEE1982 ISBN: 0312056109
CASTLES 7/1993 ISBN: 0671744208 Orphaned and besieged, Princess Alesandra knew that only hasty marriage to an Englishman could protect her from the turmoil in her own land. To the amusement of her makeshift guardian, Colin, younger brother of the Marquess of Cainewood, the bold raven-haired beauty instantly captivated London society. But when Alesandra was nearly abducted by her unscrupulous countrymen, the fighting instincts that won Colin a knighthood for valor were kindled. Deceiving himself that he wanted only to protect her, Colin swept her into a union meant to be a marriage in name alone...yet Alesandra's tender first kiss and hesitant caress ignited a wildfire in his soul. As the lovely princess dashed headlong into unforseen dangers, Colin would follow, knowing he must claim her as his own forever. Now he would risk life itself before he would lose this sweet, tempestuous angel...
THE GIFT 1/1991 ISBN: 0671702505 A child bride, Sara Winchester had grown into a winsome beauty, joyfully anticipating the day when her husband Nathan, Marquess of St. James, would return to claim her heart at last. Charmingly innocent, she dismissed the ancient feud that divided Nathan's family from her own...and she was totally unaware of his past exploits as the notorious pirate, Pagan. The man who now stood before her was perplexing, arrogant and powerfully handsome...a warrior-gentleman whose gentle touch aroused her to the wildest, deepest pleasures of love. Nathan had never bared his soul to any woman, but he was soon utterly beguiled and exasperated by Sara's sweet, defiant ways. Aboard his ship, The Seahawk, she was brave, imperious and determined to win his heart completely -- yet upon their return to England, her love would be sorely tested as a vile conspiracy tried to tear them apart. With their future at stake, they would discover the true destiny of their passion...for all time!
GUARDIAN ANGEL 5/1990 ISBN: 0671670069 The Marquess of Cainewood vows to hunt down the pirate wretch in revenge for his brother's death. But when Jade, an enchanting vision of rippling red hair and eyes of jewel-green, appears at his door to beg desperately for his protection, the Marquess agrees to keep her safe from the villains who want her dead. Jade is infuriating, exasperating, and gorgeous; Caine is noble, strong-willed, and powerful. No woman has ever befuddled him so, nor so deeply aroused his desire. But as Jade answers his knowing caresses with an innocent, wild abandon, they are drawn into a web of treachery that will test the very heart of their love!
THE LION'S LADY 12/1988 ISBN: 067173783X Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ravishing beauty guarded the secret of her mysterious past until the night Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, stole a searching, sensuous kiss. An arrogant nobleman with a pirate's passions, he tasted the wild fire smoldering beneath Christina's cool charm and swore to possess her... But the feisty and defiant Christina would not be so easily conquered. Mistress of her heart and of her fortune, she resisted Lyon's sensuous caresses. She dared not surrender to his love...for then, she must also forsake her precious secret...and her promised destiny!
REBELLIOUS DESIRE 6/1986 ISBN: 0671737848 Of all the dukes in England, Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford, was the wealthiest, most handsome -- and most arrogant. And of all London's ladies, he wanted the tender obedience of only one -- Caroline Richmond. She was a ravishing beauty from Boston, with a mysterious past and a fiery spirit. Drawn to the powerful duke, undeterred by his presumptuous airs, Caroline was determined to win his lasting love. But Bradford would bend to no woman -- until a deadly intrigue drew them enticingly close. Now, united against a common enemy, they would discover the power of the magnificent attraction that brought them together...a desire born in danger, but destined to flame into love!
THE MYSTERIOUS MISS M 7/2004 ISBN:0263839680 The Regency underworld - sex, scandal and redeeming love! The Mysterious Miss M is a living male fantasy - alluring, sensual, masked. But when Lord Devlin Steele finds himself responsible for her - and her child - he comes to know the real Maddy: the loving, passionate woman who drives away the nightmares of the Waterloo battlefield. But the aristocratic soldier can't support his new family. He will only inherit his fortune on marriage to a suitable lady - and Maddy is far from suitable. With the dangers of London's underworld closing in, how can he protect the woman he has come to love?
THE WAGERING WIDOW 2/2005 ISBN:0263843564 The marriage gamble...Guy, Lord Keating, laden with his father's debts, elopes with 'heiress' Emily Duprey.only to discover she is as poor as he! Now his only hope of saving his family and dependants is a reluctant return to the gaming tables. Emily has to escape marriage to a gamester like her father. But she needs more money than she can win as Lady Keating - so she becomes Lady Widow, a card-playing masked seductress! Then Guy recognizes the beautiful Widow as his quiet, mousy wife - and their inconvenient marriage takes an unexpected turn.
AUTUMN KITTENS 9/2001 ISBN:0821770365
A MATCH FOR MOTHER 4/1999 ISBN: 0821761854 Includes "Marrying Off Mama" by Mona K. Gedney; "Lady Radcliffe's Ruse" by Kathryn Kirkwood; and "Sweeter Than Candy" by Regina Scott.
Gedney - Holbrook - Kingsley
FLOWERS FOR MAMA 4/2002 ISBN: 082177283X Includes "A Match for a Lady" by Mona K. Gedney; "The Lady Does Not!" by Cindy Holbrook; and "The Runaway Duchess" by Mary Kingsley.
VALENTINE WISHES 2/1998 ISBN: 0821758535 Features "Lady Diana's Courtship" by Mona K. Gedney; "A Valentine from Venus" by Cindy Holbrook; and "Cupid's Ace" by Jeanne Savery.
Mona K. Gedney
THE AFFAIR AT GREENGAGE MANOR 8/2004 ISBN: 0821776223 An Impeccable Life Richard Browning is a happy man. Indeed, the rakishly handsome master of Greengage Manor has finally achieved the sort of stable, respectable life he's long desired. But with a knock at his door, the harmony of his days is shattered. Suddenly, he's playing host to his twin sister's five orphaned children. What's worse, he's sparring with their self-appointed governess, an impudent miss who is far too attractive-and too prone to interfere in other people's affairs-for his peace of mind. An Improbable Love It's not every day that one's carriage is held up by an impetuous fifteen-year-old impersonating a highwayman. Or that one finds oneself assuming responsibility for five high-spirited children, ranging in age from nine to sixteen. But for Alexandra Lytton , an adored and adoring governess, it seems only natural to take the waifs under her wing. If only their uncle could be persuaded to embrace them, too. Now, before Richard's chilly fiancée can convince him to banish his wards to boarding school, Alexandra must find a way to set this otherwise admirable man straight: to show him that what his grand manor needs is a little more laughter and a lot more love.
ARABELLA TO THE RESCUE short story in A BRIDES BOUQUET 5/1997 ISBN: 0821756494 A conniving step-mama gets her to come-uppance and an intrepid miss plays Cupid.
A CHRISTMAS BETROTHAL 11/1993 ISBN: 0821743805
A DANGEROUS AFFAIR 4/1996 ISBN: 0821752944 In the wake of their father's passing, the orphaned Standish sisters appeal to their mother's wealthy friend, Lady Norwood, for help. In response, they receive an anonymous note, a scrawled warning to stay away from Norwood House and, soon after, a most unexpected escort. Lady Norwood's stepson, the handsome, darkly brooding Sir Richard, clearly suspects, the sisters of unabashed fortune hunting. Begrudgingly, he accompanies Marguerite and Celia to Bath, where Lady Norwood has gone to recover her health...and where Marguerite hopes to find a match for the beautiful but reticent Celia. Instead, she finds intrigue--and murder. Falsely accused of thievery and swept up in the most compromising situations, Marguerite and Celia dodge scandal at every turn. Then another dire warning appears. But Marguerite holds the trump card: an inscribed locket found amongst her late mother's possessions. Proving its rightful owner may be the key to securing their happiness, as the sisters set out to find the solution to a lifelong puzzle--and the sweet mystery of love...
A DANGEROUS ARRANGEMENT 1/1998 ISBN: 082175825X After her father's death, the bookish, pretty and very innocent Elise Ashford considers herself lucky to be taken in at Wicklow Manor to catalogue the estate's library. Not as fortunate is the attention of the owner's visiting relative, the rakish Lord Dayton. Dayton is impudent, flirtatious, and--Elise hates to admit it--terribly attractive. Alas, he always seems to catch her acting like a complete ninny hammer. Why does she care if he grins at her? Why do her senses tingle? Elise thinks it all a puzzlement. Puzzling too are the tales of a mysterious lost manuscript that she thinks it would be a great adventure to find...or a great mistake. For soon someone is trying to scare Elise away. Then the estate's young heir has a near-fatal riding mishap, that is clearly no accident. The evidence points to the gadabout Lord Dayton, but Elise's heart tells her otherwise. Now she is torn between suspicion and passion...and the greatest danger of all may be falling in love.
THE EASTER CHARADE short story in EASTER REGENCY 3/1992 ISBN: 0821737090 With her young cousin's future in mind, Elizabeth Harrington advises the young girl to avoid Andrew Norville's marriage proposals, and to her astonishment, soon finds herself the object of his amorous affections
A FELINE AFFAIR short story in SNOWFLAKE KITTENS 12/1999 ISBN: 0821764500 Determined that her kittens will have both the master and mistress of her choosing, nothing escapes the notice of cunning mama cat, Ginger. Half the time, Graham Livingstone is ready to throttle the mischief-making orange feline who seems to have adopted him. But when Ginger succeeds in maneuvering Miss Marian Piercey into Mr. Livingstone's passionate embrace, she wins his undying admirationand Marian's eternal gratitude.
FROST FAIR FIANCE 5/2003 ISBN: 0821773534 Elise MacGregor is in a fix. While visiting London to buy clothes for her upcoming marriage to an older gentleman, she develops a tendre for a handsome young man. Only after Elise has written to call off her engagement does she learn that the young man in question is really in love with her sister! Now, with her jilted suitor and father about to arrive during the capital's Frost Fair, Elise will have to confess that she was spurned
unless she can convince someone to pose as her new fiancé, just long enough for her to regain her pride
Walter Belvedere finds the company of books infinitely preferable to hobnobbing with polite society, but he agrees to escort Elise, believing that she can grant him access to a magnificent library at task's end. To his surprise, this lovely and impulsive young woman turns out to be the most intriguing subject he's ever studied. But as the Frost Fair draws to a close, will they each discover a true love burning bright in a magical winter landscape?
THE HEIRESS BRIDE short story in ALL DRESSED IN WHITE 6/1999 ISBN: 0821762168 Independent Alexa Howard refuses to share her inheritance with the likes of Lord Rivington, a fortune-hunting nobleman who insists on wedding herand will do all it takes to prove that wealth is not what he desires.
AN ICY AFFAIR 10/2002 ISBN: 0821773526 Ivy Sterling is lonely. Since her parents' untimely deaths, she has been sequestered at her aloof uncle's estate with only a few servants and her little terrier, MacTavish, for company. Still, Ivy holds out hope for her first Season in London. Until her guardian dashes her dreams, that is. But an unexpected distraction soon arrives on a chill wind, when a blizzard brings a bevy of strangers to her uncle's door: an acting troupe, two brothers en route to America, and a very wealthy--and disagreeable--gentleman
Robert Westbrook is weary of women. On his way to London to call off his engagement--at his fiancée's request--he's had more than enough of the fairer sex. Yet when a brutal storm forces him to seek shelter with the Sterlings, he finds himself both provoked by and drawn to the energetic Ivy. In need of diversion, the snowbound guests decide to put on a production of Romeo and Juliet, only to discover that mingling actors with gentry results in boundless mischief. Matches are made, broken, and mended, and as the storm lifts, so does Robert's hope that life does not imitate art--and that true love will indeed prevail
LADY DIANA'S COURTSHIP short story in VALENTINE WISHES 2/1998 ISBN: 0821758535 The wastrel Earl of Glenwood had often pressed his daughter to wed a wealthy gentleman, but Lady Diana Crosswell turned down all offers as marriage meant leaving her happy-go-lucky, younger brother to fend for himself. But when handsome John Derringer wins the right to court the beautiful lady, she finds it very hard to refuse when love, not money, is at stake.
LADY DIANA'S DARING DEED 11/2000 ISBN: 0821767216 Lady Diana Ballinger would do anything to help her twin brother wed his beloved
even don his garments and try to win back the fortune hed lost to the notorious gamester, Jack Melville. When the handsome scoundrel announced that in lieu of winnings, he would claim his opponents sister as his bride, Diana bravely agreed to the scandalous stakes--only to lose hand after hand to a man she could neither defeat nor forget
Jack Melville was merely amusing himself when he made his outrageous proposal. The jaded bachelor had no intention of marrying anyone, certainly not some chit hed never set eyes upon. But then he met Lady Diana, and he was no longer certain of anything at all. Before long, he realized hed won the game only to lose his heart--forever...
LADY HILARY'S HALLOWEEN 9/2001 ISBN: 0821768225 Too tall, her wit too quick, and her wardrobe too dowdy, Lady Hilary faces imminent spinsterhood
until her father arranges a match. But a betrothal visit soon reveals the terrible truth--Hilary hates her boorish future in-laws, and most of all her future husband. There seems to be no hope, until her friend Lily dreams up a reason for her to come to London...Once there, a complete makeover--from gowns to geegaws--transforms Hilary from a plain Jane into a princess. The ton is suitably impressed, particularly the dashing Lord Grayden, who cannot accept that the willowy Cinderella who fits so perfectly into his arms should be engaged to a man she despises. Determined to come to Hilary's rescue, he quickly concocts a scheme to save her
a Halloween surprise destined to unmask the sweetest secrets of true love
LADY OF FORTUNE 1990 ISBN: 1558174540
A LADY OF QUALITY 12/1996 ISBN: 0821755218 Sworn never to become leg-shackled to any man, Vivian Reddington dreaded the marriage mart of the current London Season. She simply couldn't act like an addle-brained flirt. But her boredom at one of the endless balls was arrested by a handsome stranger with a jagged scar across one cheek and a devil-take-'me smile. She had seen him before--in the smugglers' caves near her family's country estate. Now she heard the rumors: he was a man responsible for dark deeds, a rake embittered by a broken engagement, a villain who'd killed his own brother to gain a title. Vivian thought him perfect--for the romantic hero of her secret novel. And Lord Winter thought the fiercely independent Vivian was a woman of quality, a woman who just might believe in him. While neither would admit the tendre between them, neither Vivian nor Winter would keep away from each other...even as they found themselves swept into a world of scandalous intrigue--and dangerous, irresistible love...
LORD WINTERGREEN AND THE BEAST short story n AUTUMN KITTENS 9/2001 ISBN:0821770365
A LOVE AFFAIR FOR LIZZIE 2/2004 ISBN:0821776215 When Lizzie Lancaster receives a letter from the man she's loved since childhood breaking off their understanding, she's heartsick. But when the dashing rogue goes on to reveal that he has fallen for a woman who is elegant and sophisticated-everything Lizzie is not-she is furious. How dare he dismiss her so easily? Determined to show him just how worldly she can be, Lizzie vows to transform herself from a country miss into a ravishing beauty.one who will soon have not only her errant fiancé but every other gentleman-eligible or not-in her thrall...Matthew Webster is appalled. The last thing he expected was to have Lizzie show up in Vienna.much more alluring-and provoking-than he recalled. When did the innocent maid turn into a captivating minx? And how is he to protect her when she seemed intent on embarking on the most reckless escapades? It's enough to make even a serious, level-headed man want to shake her.or kiss her. Yet when danger flares and war looms Matthew begins to realize what Lizzie has been trying to tell him all along.that some loves are meant to be...
MARRYING OFF MAMA short story in A MATCH FOR MOTHER 4/1999 ISBN: 0821761854 Lady Lovington's grown children have good reason for "'Marrying off Mama" in Mona Gedney's delightful story. While most people find her scrapes and escapes charming, Elizabeth and Reginald live in fear of what Mama will do next. Surely marriage to a military gentleman will provide her ladyship with stability. But, naturally, Mama manages to fall in love with someone they hadn't quite expected.
A MATCH FOR LADY VERITY short story in FLOWERS FOR MAMA ISBN: 082177283X 6/1992 Lady Verity Devlin will do almost anything for her cherished sons, Alexander and Julian--except marry again. In her mind, once was quite enough, especially since it was not a union of her choosing. But although her eldest son has a pressing reason for asking her to wed a particular groom, Verity will not hear of it. Until the proposed groom begins to press his case himself, and in the most romantic manner
A MATCH FOR MARIGOLD short story in A JUNE WEDDING 6/1992 ISBN: 0821737813
MERRY'S CHRISTMAS 12/1998 ISBN: 0821760726 Can The Spirit Of The Season Work Its Charms On A Confirmed Bachelor's Heart? Devlin Carlton, the perpetually unmarried Earl of Barrisford, has only one responsibility--his own pleasure. That is, unlit his solicitor arrives with the news that he has been named guardian to the high-spirited Melville children. Determined to arrange proper supervision for his brood and continue on his way, Devlin is aghast to learn that he is expected to make his home with them at Merton Park, where their lovely older sister Meredith Melville is equally resolved to prove that she has no need of his help...and no interest in his charms. "Merry" Melville is anything but. The pressing needs of her unruly siblings and her new guardian's unnecessary meddling have dampened her Christmas spirit quite effectively. An invitation to town, courtesy of Devlin's grandmother, the dowager countess of Barrisford, is an unexpected gift of freedom from care--and from the man who has become dangerously attractive to her. Accepting an offer of marriage from another admirer seems to be the sensible course of action...unless Devlin can persuade her that love is rarely sensible, and that the best gifts are often the ones you never dare dream about.
MURDER MOST INDISCREET short story in MURDER AT ALMACK'S 3/2003 ISBN: 0821774816 Few tears are shed the night the debauched Lord Palmering is poisoned at Almacks, his finger pointing toward his astonished wife in accusation. Rose Battinger is certain her shy sister is no assassin, and shes determined to prove it by re-enacting the night of the murder. Her only confidante in the daring plot is the dashing Lord Brookstone. But is he the man of her dreams--or a deadly schemer?
ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS 10/2004 ISBN:0821776231 Violet Leigh has always loved the Christmas season.until she finds herself at a holiday house party she earnestly wishes to avoid. Not only must she curb her flirtatious widowed mother and two high-spirited siblings, but the event is hosted by former rival Delight Ashton. Worst of all, Travis Halliday, whose hand she once refused, is in also attendance. While she fends off Delight's barbs and the lecherous Lord Crawton, Violet notices that Travis has become a mature and thoughtful man. Did she make the wrong decision-and can it be undone? Miss Violet Leigh's calm rejection delivered one of the rudest awakenings in Travis Halliday's arrogant young life. To see Violet again brings it all back.but he's not the same man he once was. Weary of his former rakehell ways, Travis has returned to his property and tenants. Now, as he observes Violet's quiet pluck and serene loveliness, he's tempted to propose once more. Yet a ton gathering wouldn't be complete without a juicy scandal brewing-and this time, Violet is implicated. But amidst the merry revelries of Twelfth Night, true love always makes its match...
A SCANDALOUS CHARADE 9/1994 ISBN: 0821746979 The beautiful Lady Sylvia Danville's return from an archaeological dig in Egypt had the tabbies of the ton in a jealous tizzy - and a certain irresistibly attracted lord in one dandy of a dilemma....Sir Charles Redford had romanced Sylvia during her first season...then sailed up the Nile to woo her beside the pyramids. But when a foolish spat led to separation, Charles vowed that he'd win Sylvia yet. For he'd been snared, all right - lock, stock, and pith helmet...Now, at a gala masquerade, the crowd gasped when they glimpsed Sylvia as a sultry Cleopatra - and sighed as they spied Lord Redford as Marc Anthony. Sparks were flying; scandal filled the air. Redford had his pride, and Sylvia had her secrets...until an oh-so-proper lord and a not-so-strait-laced lady revealed their true hearts!
A VALENTINE'S DAY GAMBIT 2/1993 ISBN: 0821740490 Hayden St. James ,"The Constant Lover", wagered he could win the affections of a country miss with Valentine's Day as the deadline. But the only way to achieve success would be by first using his charms on the delectable Miss Julia, his prey's comely chaperone.
THE CORNISH HEIRESS 1981 ISBN: 0440115159 Meg Devoran - recluse by day, by night the flame-haired smuggler, Red Meg. She would be ruthlessly hunted through moonless nights, swept into a perilous web of intrigue, lusted after by many but loved with a burning passion by one man alone. Philip St. Eyre - reckless, aristocratic, his lust for adventure would lead him on a desperate mission into the heart of Napoleon's France. From midnight trysts in secret smugglers' caves to wild abandon in enemy lands, their passion knew no bounds. Defying danger, they pursued their entwined destinies to the end, seizing ecstasy... finding unforgettable adventure - and love.
THE ENGLISH HEIRESS 1980 ISBN: 0440121418 Leonie lived in the shadow of the guillotine. Her life shattered by a black night, stripped of everything she held dear. Roger an English nobleman set out to save her, unaware that in a world gone mad their fates would be forever linked.
FORTUNE'S BRIDE 12/1983 ISBN: 0440126851 Esmerelda Talbot - Born in India, bound for England, she had survived shipwreck only to find herself stranded on alien soil and swept up by the winds of war. Robert Moreton - War was his passion, until Esmeralda invaded his life...
THE KENT HEIRESS 1982 Sabrina de Conyers - dazzling English beauty, darling of Russian society, she lived discreetly as a diplomat's wife, determined to save her love for a man of daring, a man who could ignite her deepest passions. Pierce Moreton - Dashing British officer fighting with the Russian army, caught in the brutal strife of Napoleon's war, he waged a desperate battle for the one woman he loved above his country and his life. Driven by desire, their love would endure the courtly intrigue of St. Petersburg, the ravages of war. From battlefields of Prussia to the sultry fever of Portugal, together they vowed to conquer the enemy, return to England and claim, at last, a legacy of enduring love.
SING WITCH, SING DEATH 1975 Had the witches of Tremaire brewed up a sudden storm so the Earl of St. Just and his eldest son would drown? Was the coven determined that Vyvyan inherit the estate because his mother had been one of them? Or was the coven planning to be rid of the St. Justs, root, stock, and branch?
A WOMAN'S ESTATE 12/1984 ISBN: 044019749X She was a countess determined to reclaim her dead husband's estate, a beauty who had tasted freedom and vowed never to be bound again. He was Sir Arthur St. Eyre whose passion was politics until Abigail ignited his body and soul.
THE ART OF SEDUCTION 8/2002 ISBN: 0743442725 As the new Duke of Wakefield, Dominick Carlisle has no interest in the aristocratic duties foisted upon him. He'd rather unmask "Lady Scruples"- especially if it distracts him from his long- suppressed feelings for Parris and the dreams that have haunted him since a sultry night with a mysterious girl so long ago. But when Dominick discovers that all of the women on his mind are one and the same - Parris - he vows to teach the minx a lesson by seducing her all the way to the altar.
THE PLEASURE SEEKERS 11/2003 ISBN: 0743442733 Lovely Lady Bliss Ashton has her pick of the attractive, sophisticated men in Regency society...and she's rejected them all. But when Caine Ballinger, the Earl of Hartland - famous the length and breadth of England for his sexual prowess - lays siege to her, she's finally tempted to fall. Not just because of the passion he arouses in her untutored body; it's also the hint of vulnerability she sees beneath the arrogant, dangerous facade he shows to the world. Caine is only wooing Lady Bliss to win a bet, so he can regain his ancestral estate - with the added attraction that by seduction her, he'll get revenge against her father. All he's interested in is getting her luscious body beneath his, then publicly shaming her. So why does he feel so strange when her gentle fingers stroke his hard body, or her soft words soothe his tortured soul? And when the bet is revealed, Caine has to choose...between his longtime dream and the woman he craves with all his heart. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
CALL HOME THE HEART 8/1989 ISBN:0451401468 Cassie moved her body toward Diccon, seeking his touch. "Please," she moaned softly, drawing his face to hers, placing her mouth against his...Ravishing Cassandra Harding had never loved anyone as she loved Diccon, the gallant handsome son and heir of the Duchess of Stratford, and the first man in her life. But fate and the Duchess' malevolent designs drove the youthful lovers oceans apart...
Paula Tanner Gerard
AN ENGLISH CHRISTMAS 10/2001 ISBN: 0758200463 Widowed Millicent Copley believed a visit to her relatives' estate in Devonshire would distract her irrepressible son Rupert from his only Christmas wish--a father! With the infamous Bandit King on the roads, travel was a hazardous undertaking, but the Marquis of Wetherby's generous offer to share his carriage solved that particular dilemma--until Millicent discovered it had created a new one. For the rakish Wetherby was quite attractive in such close quarters. With Lady Caroline Cavendish distracting the bandit, Millicent and Wetherby were tempted to reveal their own Christmas wishes
and make them come true. After her scandalous adventure with the Bandit King just a year ago, Lady Caroline was certain this holiday season would be a crashing bore. Her father was besotted with his new wife, and Caroline was aching for a bit of attention--preferably in the form of an eligible bachelor. When her search for the perfect suitor resulted in the discovery of a bright-eyed baby girl in her traveling coach, Caroline was certain she'd stumbled onto some excitement. But the short-sighted miss never imagined that her path would cross the Bandit King's once again--or that his daring kiss would be a taste of the only Christmas gift she'd want
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