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THE SECRET WIFE OF KING GEORGE IV 3/2000 ISBN: 0312244207 Although it was illegal, secret, and against the express commands of his famously mad father, King George IV of England married twice--once for duty and once for love. While Caroline of Brunswick eventually became his lawful queen, it was the beautiful Maria Fitzherbert, recognized as his wife by the Catholic Church but not by the laws of England, who claimed his heart.
BEAUTY AND THE BARON 5/2003 ISBN: 0373292554 Once the handsomest beau in England, Baron Lucius Daventry emerged from the horror of Waterloo with facial scars and an eye so sensitive to light that he must live a nocturnal life at his country estate, where his black mask and mysterious habits earn him the title "Lord Lucifer." When he learns his beloved grandfather is dying, Lucius vows to brighten the earl's last months by contracting a pretended engagement with Angela Lacewood, a beautiful but poor relation of their neighbors. Frightened by Lord Daventry's sinister reputation, Angela is reluctant to accept his proposal, but agrees for the sake of her dear friend, the earl. Sparks of attraction soon ignite between Beauty and the Baron but Lucius refuses to let the soft-hearted Angela "throw herself away" on a wounded recluse like him. Even if it means using his pen to help another man win her heart.
THE BRIDE SHIP 2006 ISBN: 0373293879 A ship full of women could only cause trouble!
Of that Governor Sir Robert Kerr was certain, just by considering their chaperon! Though a widow, Mrs Jocelyn Finch was young, vivacious, and utterly determined to have her own way – especially with him! Challenging the governor of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to a duel was obviously a poor way to introduce herself. But when Sir Robert accused Jocelyn and her charges of something, well, less ladylike than husband-hunting, what else could she do? Besides, someone had to show this strait-laced, yet gloriously compelling figure of a man that there was more to life than doing one’s duty!
CUPID GOES TO GRETNA short story in THE LOVE MATCH 3/2002 ISBN: 037329199X Irrespressible Ivy Greenwood is desperate to reunite her lovesick brother and
his divine mistress, yet in order to do so she must convince bookish scientist
Oliver Lyte to be her accomplice--in a daring elopement!
A GENTLEMAN OF SUBSTANCE 12/1999 ISBN: 0373290888 When Lucy Rushton's lover was killed in battle, she wed his brother, formidable viscount Drake Strickland, to protect her unborn child. The marriage tore her heart, yet after their vows were sealed, Lucy saw another side to her stern husband - a compassionate, captivating gentleman of substance who lured her in ways Jeremy never had! Duty-bound to care for lovely Lucy, Drake never expected sharing his home would warm his cold, bare life. And when her eyes flashed with provocative beauty, sending an irresistible invitation, he longed to believe his wife's heart was wholly his.
LADY LYTE'S LITTLE SECRET 1/2003 ISBN: 0373292392 Felicity Lyte was in a quandary. How could she tell her cherished paramour of his impending fatherhood? Hawthorn Greenwood, despite his straitened circumstances, would surely make a responsible, honorable offer of marriage - which Felicity could never accept. For she would only wed him in truebound love - or not at all! Thorn Greenwood had thought to but share an idyllic Season with Lady Lyte - and instead found his soul's partner. But Felicity had abruptly ended their liaison. Did she think him a fortune hunter? A rank falsehood that, for the only wealth he sought was the bounty of her love!
THE WEDDING WAGER 6/2001 ISBN: 0373291639 What had she agreed to? Leonora Freemantle had wagered high stakes that book learning, not birthright, produced a gentleman, but now with the roguish Sergeant Morse Archer under her tutelage, she was no longer sure of the outcome. Would it be polish, passion
or public outrage? If Leonora Freemantle couldnt spruce him up enough to pass muster with the Society swells at Bath, shed be hastily married off. But not if he could help it, Rifleman Morse Archer vowed, for this beautiful bluestocking with her highbrow ideals and innocent charm was effortlessly teaching him the true language of love
BABY IN A BASKET 4/1999 ISBN: 0821761765 Features Fate's Little Miracle by Constance Hall, Cradle Songs by Candace McCarthy, Gambler's Full House by Jean Wilson
CUPID'S ARROW short story in BE MY VALENTINE 1/2000 ISBN: 0821764659 On the brink of financial disaster, Brooke Lackland recklessly poses as a highwayman and the only carriage she stops belongs to Fitz Walter Brentworth Stanhope, the Marquess of Ridgefield and the local magistrate! Much to Brooke's surprise, Fitz is enchanted by her proud, fiery spirit. And when jealous rivals scheme to keep them apart, two delightfully clever children play Cupid at a Valentine's Day Ball...to bring Brooke and Fitz together forever.
FATE'S LITTLE MIRACLE short story in BABY IN A BASKET 4/1999 ISBN: 0821761765 Though fate has left her penniless, caring for an abandoned baby is a burden Lady Colleen Davenport will gladly bear. Unfortunately, she cannot say the same of caring for her wounded former fiancé. But it doesn't take long for both of her charges to win a place in her heart...
MY DARLING DUKE 7/1998 ISBN: 0821759299 Artist Kelsey Vallarreal entered magnificent Stillmore Castle to meet the one man on earth she despised-Edward Noble, Duke of Salford, whose dalliance with her stepmother had destroyed the father she loved so dearly. Still, Kelsey could not refuse the lucrative three thousand pound commission the duke offered her to repair a valuable fresco. Nor could she deny the powerful longing the reclusive nobleman inspired in her. Years after the accident that disfigured him, Edward had with drawn form London society, seeking redemption in solitude. . .until he brought the beautiful waif-like Kelsey to his castle to make amends. Soon, Kelsey discovered not a monster but a man whose wounds lay deep in his soul...and whose towering desire left her helpless in his passionate embrace, and certain she had found her destiny-if she could save him with love.
MY DASHING EARL 12/1998 ISBN: 082176067X Foiling a dastardly kidnapping plot against her, Holy Kimbel left her cousin for dead and fled to London. There upon the docks, she was accosted by a band of ruffians - only to be swept up in the arms of a dashing young earl and taken to safety. With the gorgeous Holly in his arms, John, the earl of Upton, felt feelings stir that he thought had died with his wife three years ago on Christmas Day. Quite smitten with his rescued charge, he offered Holly a job as a nanny for his children at his country manor. As the holidays approached, Holly was mortified at John's indifference to his children - and to her. But then she learned that John was struggling under the burden of financial difficulties, and took it upon herself to bring the spirit of Christmas back to the family. When John saw how much Holly cared for his children, he could no longer keep his desire in check. But could one night of Yuletide passion be strong enough to erase the memories of Christmas past
MY WICKED MARQUESS 11/1999 ISBN: 0821763024 Meagan Fenwick hasn't had a happy Christmas since the death of her parents. Any hopes of this season being different are dashed when her stepbrother Harold informs her that hes gambled away their estate--and her hand in marriage. Terribly shy, Meagan would rather die than wed Lord Barrett Rothchild, a complete stranger and a notorious rake
until she meets him and discovers she cannot refuse his charms. Lord Barrett Rothchild was on a secret mission for Her Majesty's Secret Service to trap Lord Harold Fenwick, a suspected member of a dangerous, underground organization. He was determined to succeed, and what better way to keep an eye on Harold than by taking part in a sham marriage to his sister--a woman rumored to be so unattractive she hid herself away from society. But when Barrett sees Meagan, hes astonished by her beauty. Bound by duty, but tempted by desire, he is now torn between playing the charade of his life
or surrendering to a passion that could make his Christmas and his nights merry all year round.
MAJOR'S MUSLIN 1/1997 ISBN: 0263800083 Lallie Ross had lost everything in life, except her dignity... Now, with her parents and her fortune gone, she thought life couldn't possibly get any worse for her and her younger sister - until Major Alex Haldane reappeared from the dead! Stunned by the returned Alex's relentless pursuit, Lallie struggled to feign indifference to his attempts to win her back. For though she knew that she had few options for her future, Alex's offer of marriage stirred up painful memories of their earlier love. And Lallie wasn't certain she could ever risk giving Alex her heart again, when it was the only thing she had left in the entire world.
RAKE'S REFORM 1997 ISBN: 0373303580 Jonathan Lindsay was surprised when he was confronted by the ever-passionate Miss Janey Hilton. Her love for lost causes drew him to her, along with her astonishing beauty and forceful ways. But the scoundrel in him made a big mistake by wagering that he could seduce the naive miss! The joke was soon on him when the unthinkable happened - the determined bachelor Jonathan fell in love! Baffled by his sudden emotion, he knew he had to call off the wager. But would it be too much, too late, when Janey discovered his horrendous deception?
A MOTHER'S LOVE 4/1997 ISBN: 0821756230 Violet Hamilton's 'Change of Heart' proves that a widowed mother knows best when it comes to a proper match for her rebellious daughter...and perhaps even for herself. In Valerie King's 'A Gentle Kidnapping,' a concerned housekeeper rescues an orphaned child from his cruel guardian-and runs into an obstacle: an injured nobleman who not only needs her aid, but her love as well. In Nancy Lawrence's 'Sweet Companion,' a much too serious lord fears his elderly mother's saucy new companion is not quite a lady...until he discovers that laughter can lead to love. Jeanne Savery's 'Darling Daughters' sweeps us away to a country estate where a widowed earl requires a new mother for his daughters. Then he meets a pretty miss with sparkling eyes and mischief in her heart...
THE BAY LEAF LEGEND short story in A VALENTINE'S DAY TREASURE 2/1993 ISBN: 0821736418 Annabel Maitland laughed at the legend which said that the first eligible gentleman to cross the threshold on Valentine's Day would be her husband. Until Charles Fitzherbert stepped through the door...
CHANGE OF HEART short story in A MOTHER'S LOVE 4/1997 ISBN: 0821756230 A widowed mother knows best when it comes to a proper match for her rebellious daughter...and perhaps even for herself.
FABIA'S CHOICE 8/1994 ISBN: 0821746642 He was an officer...But was he a gentleman? The calendar said Spring, but a cold wind chilled Dorset Minster's daffodils and Miss Fabia Thurston. Yearning for her balmy childhood home in the west Indies, the 19 year old orphan took a misstep on Market Street and tumbled--right into strong masculine arms! Captain Richard Goring had a twinkle in his eyes and a smile that brought sunshine into Fabia's lonely life...and what beau could be more ideal than a naval hero whose father was a baronet? Then Fabia discovered who else Richard was--brother to the scoundrel who's shattered her poor sister's love life! Fabia might have lost her heart--but not her pride. Her decision was made: She would wed another. But when her intended turned out to be an utter cad, and Richard was seen about town with a husband-hunting flibbertigibbet, Fabia realized she'd made a ruinous mistake...until a smitten and resourceful captain devised a plan to clear his brother's name and win the lady he loved.
FALSE PROMISES 1988 ISBN: 082172455X
GILLIAN'S SECRET short story in A MOTHER'S DELIGHT 4/1995 ISBN: 0821749102
THE GLASTONBURY THORN short story in A CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY 11/1992 ISBN: 0821732455 When war hero Nicholas Farris comes home for the holidays, he is disconcerted to find that the worshipful tomboy he left behind has grown into a most desirable young lady.
THE HIDDEN HEART 1987 ISBN:0821733796 Disguised as a boy, Melissa Mansfield had thought to stow away in the carriage of an elderly couple who would surely sympathize with her tales of misfortune. But instead she hid in the wrong carriage--and found herself in dangerously close quarters with the Marquis Theron de Lisle, notorious womanizer and libertine--and the last person in England to be taken in by the ploys of a stray ragamuffin... The Marquis studied the filthy scamp he had uncovered through narrowed eyes. That ridiculous costume of hers couldn't hide for an instant the budding curves of her young body. Contrary to popular opinion, de Lisle's decadent habits did not include despoiling mere babes. But he needed someone to help him with his secret government mission--and this outrageous child could play the part to perfection. That is, as long as he remained impervious to her surprisingly potent mixture of innocence and passion...
LOVE'S MASQUERADE 9/1996 ISBN: 0821754092 As the secret author of her brandy-benumbed father's London newspaper column, Leslie Danforth had to fend for herself far more than a lady should. Which was why she was exceedingly grateful to the two gentlemen who rescued her from the advances of an odious count on a public walkway. Discovering that the more handsome - and proud - of the pair was Marcus Kingsley, her father's new editor at the Times, did not surprise her...until Kingsley hired her to write the paper's 'Agony' column. Soon Leslie was doling out advice to the lovelorn and sparring with Kingsley, who was as domineering as he was irresistible. And when Kingsley's mistress wrote Leslie for help in snaring him permanently, and a tip led to a plot against England's Prince Regent, the masquerading reporter found herself facing intrigue par excellence in politics...and danger in an even more unexpected place: the territory of the heart.
AN OFFICER'S ALLIANCE 9/1991 ISBN: 0821735209 From the moment Ariel first looked into the hot, smoldering eyes of Captain Ian Montague, she knew he was exactly the sort of hell-raising scoundrel she most abhorred. So when she was unwittingly compromised through his disreputable pursuits, she was mortified to find herself forced to marry him. Her only comfort was that as Montague's wife, it was easier for her to infiltrate the salons of London, ferreting out the information so vitally important to Castlereagh, the British Foreign Secretary. Even Montague's maddening sense of humor - and sense of passion - was endurable if it helped the British cause....
A RAKE'S JOURNEY 1995 ISBN: 0821750496 Gwyneth Winword swooned - and then she slapped Major Giles Fitzalen-Hill. The handsome, haughty British officer seemed to think that one stolen kiss would make her breathless. Well, in truth, it did, but Gwyneth would sooner die than admit it. Never had the British noblewoman dreamed that an innocent visit to America's Fort Detroit would take such a fateful turn! And when Giles was chosen to escort her through the perilous wilderness to Montreal, Gwyneth knew her heart was in danger. What was a well-bred lady to do? Battle his manly embraces with feminine wit and wiles? Challenge his seductive words with sharp sallies? But when Giles turned up aboard the trans-Atlantic ship carrying her back to London - and her debut among the haut ton - Gwyneth feared she faced ruin on the high seas...unless she could turn this officer into a gentleman worthy of winning their passionate duel of hearts.
A RELUCTANT PROPOSAL 7/1993 ISBN: 0821742329 surely it would be the lesser of two evils! To escape an arranged marriage to a hateful suitor, Miranda fled her father's home.. and ran off with Peter instead. He'd promised, at least, to be a thoughtful husband, even if he did not set her heart afire. But enroute to their marital destination, they were apprehended by Peter's guardian, the arrestingly attractive Lord Rupert. Though his haughty manner infuriated Miranda, she had to admit that his rakish charms made his unconventional proposal sound most inviting....
RETURN ENGAGEMENT 8/1992 ISBN: 0821738593 The impertinence of the man! Their broken engagement years ago had been the result of Tony Everely's roving way with women, and Francey had no intention of accepting his attentions a second time. As a society hostess of the first order, she was busy enough without a rake like Lord Everely at her side. Still it was flattering to receive his honeyed words and flowery compliments, and Tony was a most handsome man. Once before Tony had found a place in her heart - was it possible that the passion they shared in the past could burn warmer even now?
A SCANDALOUS PORTRAIT 9/1989 ISBN: 0821727494 Esme Sedgewick had always been indifferent to men, having devoted her passions to her painting. But the libertine Duke of Milbourne infuriated her as no other man could. He had accosted her on the stairway of the notorious courtesan Harriette Wilson, whose portrait Esme was secretly painting, and kissed her quite thoroughly. No matter that he had mistaken her for a lady of the night - or that Esme had found the embrace surprisingly enjoyable - she would make sure to avoid the arrogant lord for the sake of her reputation, and of her heart!
SECOND CHOICES short story in A JUNE COURTSHIP 6/1994 ISBN: 0821746057
A SECRET AFFAIR 7/1991 ISBN: 0821734547 In an attempt to recover from the rumors surrounding her jilted engagement, lively Jennifer Dryden hoped to find sanctuary in the calming atmosphere of the blue-washed coast of Cornwall. Instead, a passionate kiss en route in the arms of a gentleman she hoped never to see again returned to haunt her once she arrived in Trevarris. For the gentleman in question was none other than her new neighbor, Piers St. Robyn, the Earl of Trevarris. Jenny puzzled over what the rakish earl was doing so far from the London ton, and in an effort to find the answer, she discovered much more than she bargained for - enough to threaten her very life! The London office had dispatched Piers St. Robyn to his country home with the ostensible purpose of investigating a smuggling operation. But this was only the cover for much more, for an invasion by the French along the southern coast of England was imminent and Piers had to discover when and where. The last thing he needed was the interference of the impulsive and willful Jenny Dryden...
SWEET PRETENDER 1986 ISBN: 0821718835 As the belle of Philadelphia, spirited Sarah Ravensham had no fondness for the hateful British. But as a patriotic American, it was her duty to convey a certain document safely into the hands of Britain's prime minister -- even if it meant spending weeks aboard ship in the company of the infuriating Britisher of them all, the handsome Col. Lucien Valentine. Sarah was unduly alarmed when her cabin had been searched. But when she found herself in the embrace of the arrogant Colonel-- and responding to his touch -- she realized the full extent of the dangers she was facing. Not the least of which was the danger to her own impetuous heart…
A TRAITOROUS HEART 11/1990 ISBN: 0821732226 Katherine Wilde congratulated herself. She had neatly sidestepped her father's demand that she accept young Pemberton's timid proposal by mentioning the attentions she'd received from Simon Stafford, the Marquis of Staines. Her father was so anxious to improve his status as merchant banker that his eyes lit up at the idea of an alliance with the Marquis, no matter that he was a complete rake who would make the worst sort of husband. Of course Katherine knew that she, a Cit's daughter, meant nothing to Staines. Why he seemed to be taking an interest in her she couldn't say. And why she was encouraging him was an even more perplexing question.
AUTUMN DREAM 1998 ISBN: 0708952410 When Major Lagallan suggests to Miss Caroline Hetton that she should marry his young brother, she can hardly believe her good fortune, and at first sight Vivyan Lagallan seems to be the perfect bridegroom; young, charming and exceedingly handsome. Yet upon close acquaintance, Caroline is disturbed by his wild, restless spirit and discovers that he has a taste for excitement that eventually endangers not only his life, but hers too.
THE BELLES DAMES CLUB 8/2007 ISBN: 070908272X Miss Clarissa Wyckenham comes to London to join her pretty step-mama and finds that Mama-Nell has formed a discreet club for ladies. Soon she is pitched headlong into the deliciously wicked antics of the Belles Dames Club and finds herself in conflict with the disapproving Lord Alresford. A sparkling comedy of romance and adventure set at the end of the eighteenth century. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
DANCE FOR A DIAMOND 11/2005 ISBN: 070978978 Antonia Venn describes herself as a very average sort of female, of average height, average colouring, a poor little dab of a girl and certainly nothing to win the heart of a man of fortune or fashion. In a bid for independence and at a time when the waltz was born, she decides to open a dancing school in Bath, despite the misgivings of her family. And it is here that she is persuaded to take on the beautiful Isabella Burstock as a pupil. However, this decision puts Antonia on a collision course with the young heiress' autocratic brother...So begins this entertaining Regency romance, which will enchant all readers of the genre. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
THE DREAM CHASERS 11/2003 ISBN: 0709074492 When Vivyan Lagallan decides it is time to settle down, Fate has other ideas. One last adventure literally drops into his arms in the form of the spirited Miss Eustacia Marchant. Eustacia is determined to marry Rupert Alleyne, while Vivyan is engaged to the beautiful and highly respectable Helen Pensford. Into this volatile mixture comes Vivyan's adventuring colleague, Nathan MacCauley, intent on making a respectable alliance....
FORTUNE'S LADY 1997 ISBN: 0709071872 Upon the death of her godfather, beautiful Lady Rosalyn Tremayne inherits his large fortune, and in the spring of 1816 she returns to London after a prolonged absence. Her reappearance in the fashionable world causes much speculation. Has she decided that it is time to take a husband? Certainly there is no lack of admirers, including the fascinating yet wholly ineligible Rake Hellborn, whose expensive lifestyle demands an advantageous match.
MAID OF HONOR 4/2002 ISBN: 0709070586 When her mother is incapacitated, Lucilla Chambers reluctantly agrees to take her place and act as chaperone to her sister, the beautiful young widow, Lady Lairne. Her attempts to protect her sister bring Lucilla into conflict with the notorious Dominic Vanderley and soon she finds that it is her own honour that is threatened. She flees to the safety of her childhood home, but soon she is caught up in the hasty preparations for war. With Napoleon Bonaparte marching through France towards his fate, a shadow hangs over Europe, a shadow that will touch Lucilla's young life with tragedy and suffering before she can find the happiness that she is seeking.
PEMBERLEY PLACE 1998 ISBN: 1861062621 In this sequel to Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", the author takes her readers into the lives of Mrs Bennett and her family. Will she lose her home? Will Lizzy improve Darcy's manners? Will Charlotte continue her life of boredom and domination?
ALMOST PERFECT 12/2003 ISBN: 0060509112 An Almost Perfect Escape...Cassandra Marston wagered a kiss in a card game with the incorrigible rake Lucien Hollier and willingly paid her debt when she lost. But now, desperate for funds, the beautiful lady challenges him again ... and wins! Taking Lucien's money and fleeing into the night, the surprisingly sweet taste of his kiss still on her lips, Cassie is certain she's seen the last of him -- until an untimely carriage accident forces her to feign amnesia, and she hears the rogue call her his wife! Lucien is delighted to be able to call the bluff of the delectable vixen who bested him, no doubt through questionable methods. Whether she sticks to her "lost memory" charade or admits to a lie, Lucien will get his due! But the bewitching cardsharp is still holding several aces -- and her next sensuous gamble may just win the heart of an irresistible scoundrel.
LOVE'S MEASURE 4/2005 ISBN: 070907817X On becoming the seventh Earl of Adversane, Guy inherits disordered finances and finds himself guardian of an even more disorderly ward, Sophie. He bestows the 19-year-old on his sister, Beth, to be educated in the social graces. And Sophie, eager to transform herself, emerges as a spirited beauty, attracting the attentions of a French comte, an Italian musician and a dashing 10th Hussar. Guy resents these gentlemen but cannot determine whether he is influenced by dutiful concern or simple jealousy. Dark dealings cause Guy and Sophie to risk danger before they can confess their true feelings, and understand that the measure of love is that which each is willing to sacrifice for it.
TIME OF WONDER 6/2001 ISBN:0709066376 Was it well-timed coincidence or cruel fate that caused Prue, a lady's companion, to throw her parasol at a highwayman and save the life of Esmond, Marquess of Lydney? Intrigued by his rescuer, Esmond faces difficulties in his pursuit of Prue.
THE HEARTBREAK TRIANGLE 10/1979 ISBN:0449500012 Lucy Clifford had been quite unhappy living in the London home of her Aunt Fanny after her father died. So she gratefully accepted the invitation of her dear friend Melissa to live at Cumberley, the country home of the Penrose family. Lucy had always felt something for Charles Penrose. And although his experiences in the war had changed him forever, she still held a place in her heart for him. Of his brother, Julian, she was less fond. Not only was he cold and abrupt, but he had been involved in a terrible scandal. Lucy was sure her heart belonged to Charles. Until she discovered -- quite shockingly -- that things weren't always what they seemed...
SECRETS 12/1995 ISBN:1568654847 Contains "A Lady's Quest" by Bonnie Hamre; "The Spinner's Dream" by Alice Gaines; "The Proposal" by Ivy Landon; and "The Gift" by Jeanie LeGendre.
A LADY'S QUEST short story in SECRETS 1 12/1995 ISBN: 0964894203 Widowed Lady Antonia Blair-Sutworth searches for a lover to save her from the handsome Duke of Sutherland. The auditions may be shocking but utterly tantalizing.
SNOWBOUND short story in SECRETS 2 12/1996 ISBN: 0964894211 The marriage-shy Earl of Howden is teased and tortured by his own desires and finds there is a woman who can equal his overpowering sensuality.
CUPID'S DARTS 2/1998 ISBN: 0451194713 A pretty young woman's heart lies in pieces, as her dashing young lieutenant leaves for the continent. When he returns years later, he seems to still adore her, although he is certainly worshipping her from afar...as his eccentric sister meddles in their affairs. A grand dance will become the final proving ground, as she must deal with another handsome rake smitten by her charms. And through it all, Cupid readies one last arrow to break - or heal - two hearts!
CUPID'S KISS 2/1999 ISBN: 0451195353 Psyche Hathaway had been courted by many a gentleman - and accepted none of them, to her mother's unceasing dismay. Lady Hathaway treasured her daughter and trusted her judgement...but just how choosy could a flaming redhead, nearing her twentieth year, afford to be? Somehow, though, the bachelors of the ton could never quite fulfill the longing in Psyche's heart...nor guess the secret she kept hidden there. For, since her childhood, Psyche had shared a special friendship with a man known to society as Harry D'Amant - and to Psyche as Eros, the god of love! Of course, their delightful acquaintance must remain just that, especially since Harry already has a pressing romantic entanglement of his own. So Psyche is determined to set her sights on more practical, earthy matters, like finding a suitable husband. Until a surprising development reveals that love can come in unexpected forms - and that even a Greek god can be rendered helpless by its power...
CUPID'S MISTAKE 2/1997 ISBN: 451192397 Miss Cassandra Hathaway is beautiful, intelligent, and innocent. Lord Blytheland is handsome, intelligent, and sophisticated. A perfect match, you think? Lord Blytheland doesn't. After a disastrous marriage in which this widower suffered with a faithless, bluestocking wife, there's nothing he'd like worse than another educated miss with an unfortunate penchant for blurting out the painful truth. As for Cassandra, there's nothing she'd like less in her life than an illogical man prone to emotional outbursts, and never mind his good looks and devastating smile. Neither one of them figures on the tortuous machinations of Cassandra's little sister, Psyche, or Psyche's mischievous friend, Harry, and his arrows that cause people to fall very, very desperately in love. Especially when he shoots too many of them....
THE DEVIL'S BARGAIN 5/1995 ISBN: 0451183185 Returning home from the Peninsular war, and faced with the possible ruin of his sister and the destitution of the tenants on his estate, Richard, Lord Clairmond does the only thing he can: sell his soul to Lucifer and accomplish one little task, in exchange for wealth. How hard can it be? All he has to do is seduce and abandon Miss Eveline Seton, a lowly merchant's daughter. But it isn't as easy as he thought, especially when he falls desperately in love with her...and finds he's got more than he bargained for in this intelligent young woman.
MISS CARLYLE'S CURRICLE 6/1999 ISBN: 0451195361 A headstrong young beauty is caught between a rock and a lonely place, when she must marry a man she does not love in order to collect an inheritance. At first, she cannot imagine marrying the new Lord Brisbane, no matter how witty and charming he seems. But as the wedding grows closer, she finds herself irresistibly drawn towards her husband-to-be. But will an underhanded plot tear them apart before they can ever be together, or will love truly conquer all?
THE RELUCTANT CAVALIER 10/1996 ISBN: 0451190203 Miss Annabella Smith knew all too well that at least three men were interested in her. One was the noble Duke of Stratton, as powerful as he was proud. One was the pleasant Mr. Wentworth, a perfect gentleman with a passion for raising roses. And one was the insistent Sir Quentin Barnaby, a lustful libertine intent on making Annabella the latest in a line list of conquests. But what Annabella didn't know is which one of them, if any, was the man who had swept her off her feet in a masquerade ball and whirled her to the brink of sweet surrender and scandalous ruin. She could not see his face, but she could feel what happened to her heart when he took her in his arms. And somehow, some way, she had to discover the true identity and secret plans of the man behind the mask who so skillfully stripped her desire of all disguise.
THE VAMPIRE VISCOUNT 10/1995 ISBN: 0451183193 Being a vampire is okay--you get to stay up all night, women find you irresistible, you're strong, fast, and magic is yours for the taking. But Nicholas, Viscount St. Vire finds all of that means little in the face of impending insanity and the eventual deterioration of his senses. Only the the willing embrace of a virginal young woman can reverse his condition. Who better for his wife-to-be than the impoverished Leonore Farleigh, whose abusive father sells her to St. Vire to pay off gaming debts? Leonore agrees to marry him--how else is she going to save her sister and her mother from their poverty and pain? But she soon finds she's stepped into a marriage of inconvenience ... and possible death.
ENCHANTED BY MAGIC 12/2004 ISBN: 0505526174 DOUBLE TIME...It was another crazy mission. Allegro and Largo thought they’d seen the toughest test two semi-competent, always bickering fairies from the magical, musical kingdom of Quelgheny could see, but again they were being asked the impossible. Get the duke of Chillhart, Grant Hale, to fall in love with the daughter of a criminal? Why, even if she was better than her thieving sire, even if she had fit herself into Regency society, Lauren’s father had incited Grant’s to kill himself! Her features were winsome and she smelled of wildflowers, but how would anyone see Lauren had an inner beauty to match? For these two humans to find harmony, they’d have to be…ENCHANTED BY MAGIC...Luckily, magic was just what Largo and Allegro had. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
ENDANGERED BY MAGIC 8/2005 ISBN: 0505526182 The strange, musical, magical land of Jubilant will fade without the power of human love. That is why its pixies, Allegro and Largo, continually strive to make the necessary pairings: couples such as the tormented Nolan Monroe and spy Tessa Ballard-an unlikely duo whose swords will kiss before they do. But when Allegro's rogue of an uncle, Diminish, calls the faeries into his confidence, it is not to make a match. No, there is a new danger, one that threatens England, the whole of Europe and Largo's fiancée, too! The only solution is to see that true love conquers all. Until then, they are all...ENDANGERED BY MAGIC. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
KISSED BY MAGIC 1/2004 ISBN:0505525801 Their missionwere Allegro and Largo to accept itwas to do the impossible. They were to make Kain Addison, the Black Falcon, the earl of Falconwood, fall in love with Phaidra Moore, the incorrigible spinster of Nottingham. Never mind that getting the pair to marry was a feat in itself. Never mind that the woman was a hoyden who made the most atrocious hats and colored them with her own creation, the famous Nottingham Blue. And certainly forget that the earl was atoning for his brothers death, keeping himself at the fringes of the ton. Allegro and Largo had to make the twosome fall in love! But the Maestro wanted it so, and thus the skinny faerie and the fat one made up their mindsvery soon both Phaidra and Kain would be
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MALICE DOMESTIC 1992 ISBN: 044922032X Her new life in a tiny Kent village suits Doran Fairweather to a T. Devastated by a bad love affair, she now finds deep contentment in her shabby old house, her antiques business, and her low-key romance with the young vicar. Then a stranger arrives - and a chill falls on the village. For Mr. Mumbray is no mere solicitor, but a being whose malign presence causes the villages to flee, cringe, and sicken. Only Doran and the vicar dare defy the evil they sense invading innocent lives, but death and destruction are running wild. And neither they - nor the malevolent Mr. Mumbray himself - will be spared.
PARSON'S PLEASURE 1992 ISBN:0552132365 The exquisite 300-year-old clock was a find that antique dealers would kill for... So when Doran Fairweather's feckless partner stutters out a lame explanation of how he acquired this master piece of clockmaking, she is sure it is stolen. Unless she can immediately set about returning it to its rightful owner, Doran fears she'll be implicated in a scandalous larceny. So it's off to the lovely Cotswolds with a most reliable companion who's not only the local vicar but the man Doran loves. On a mission of mercy, they manage to mix business with pleasure, until a gypsy's mysterious warning becomes ominously clear. The legacy of the stolen clock leads to a trail of violence. And Doran and her handsome parson may be traveling a one-way road to a dead end...
THE ADMIRAL'S DAUGHTER 4/1980 ISBN:0451138368 Ever since Maggie Trevor could remember, she had heard her father speak of his hatred for the aristocratic Ramblay clan. Naturally, Maggie was shocked when that same proud and hot-tempered father suddenly meekly consigned her to the care of this family she had grown up despising unseen. She was even more unsettled when she discovered the power that the insufferably arrogant Lord Ramblay had to stir her to helpless rage while mocking her attempts at independence from his imperious authority. But Maggie was not an admiral's daughter for nothing-- and she set sail in a bold dash for freedom amid treacherous currents of intrigue....desperately trying to steer clear of the dangerous shoals of desire....
CONTRARY COUSINS 9/1981 ISBN: 0451110226 To thwart an earl was Lady Pendleton's dearest desire, and that was why she had taken it into her head to invite her two delightful young American nieces to England. Her brother, the pompous Earl of Cumberford, absolutely loathed the American branch of the family, and when the Powell cousins took London society by storm, he would be livid with rage. Lady Pendleton was certain her plan would succeed, for lovely Antonia was irresistibly charming, and once Serena was transformed by a stunning new hairdo and a magnificently stylish wardrobe, she, too, would be besieged by a wealth of suitors. But if Lady Pendleton could have foreseen how well her scheme would work and just which lords would soon be courting her charges in earnest, she would never have let Antonia and Serena off the boat from America.
THE DETERMINED BACHELOR 2/1981 ISBN: 0451096096 Anne Calder was a headstrong young woman, unwilling to marry some dull country squire and stubbornly set on earning her living as a London novelist. But before she could follow her first successful book with a second, Anne had to find an entrée into London society. And what better method could she use than to assume the guise of a governess and secure employment with Sir Basil Ives. Chaperoning his ward allowed Anne to mingle with the upper crust while closely observing Sir Basil himself. Handsome, arrogant, icily proper, and one of England's top diplomats, Sir Basil would make a perfect character for her novel. But Anne's amusing little masquerade soon became a more serious affair as she fell under the spell of Sir Basil, who, as everyone knew, was not the marrying kind.
LADY CHARLOTTE'S RUSE 8/1982 ISBN: 0451143027 Charlotte Harrington was the happiest of young ladies as she prepared to wed Gerald Kirkland, the handsome lord who was head-over-heels in love with her. Then, without warning, Gerald fled to far-off America, in the company of the odious Fitzwilliam Caterby, to fall into the clutches of the delightful but dangerous Miss Chastity Brown. Meanwhile, Charlotte found herself engaged to the notorious Marquis of Beresford, who promised her only a married lifetime of cold courtesy and callous betrayal. Clearly someone was out to do Charlotte no good - and clearly Charlotte had to turn the tables on her unknown enemy even if it meant behaving as no young lady should, and taking a gamble she could not afford to lose..
THE MONTAGUE SCANDAL 11/1979 ISBN:0451089227 The mysterious, handsome, and mocking Mr. Peter Grey warned Roselind against wanting to wed Reginald Darnley, sought-after as Darnley might be. The enchanting lovely, heartbreakingly tragic Maude Quimby warned Roselind against putting herself in Darnley's hands, generous as those hands might e. Roselind's own brother, Bertie, warned her against trading her freedom for a fortune, fabulous as that fortune certainly was. Even Roselind's own heart trembled with misgivings in Darnley's presence, no matter how polished his phrases and skillful his caresses. Forewarned should have been forearmed - but instead Roselind found herself defenseless against a man who might be a devil in disguise ... and maddeningly confused about a certain mysteriously irresistible gentleman who somehow simply would not leave her thoughts.
MY LADY PIRATE 8/1994 ISBN:0380772280 Maeve Merrick is the notorious Pirate Queen of the Caribbean - a fierce and fiery she-wolf burned by the treachery of men. Sensuous and independent, she sails the world's oceans with her loyal band of women warriors. Desiring neither marriage nor love, she wants for nothing - until the sea delivers to her a treasure beyond compare...Her gift is Gray, a handsome castaway with a dangerous secret, who's overcome with desire for the bold and bewitching pirate queen. Beneath a star-studded sky Maeve succumbs to the magic of Gray's passionate touch. For the dark stranger has vowed to conquer the beautiful buccaneer's heart. But can he teach her to trust - and to love - once more?
TAKEN BY STORM 8/1995 ISBN: 0380780038 When the last of a rare breed of racehorses faces extinction, Lady Ariadne St. Aubyn resorts to desperate measures. Cramming her brilliant red hair into a stableboy's cap, she steals the one-of-a-kind stallion from her wastrel brother - galloping off with her sibling close at her heels...and brazenly abducting a handsome lord along the way to help her in the plot. A dashing ex-naval captain, a man of strength, pride and integrity, Colin Lord vowed to put hot-headed adventure behind him. Yet here he is, swept into a reckless escapade by a wild and unpredictable young beauty. And though his good sense warns him to resist the sensuous charms of the fiery, tempestuous Airadne, Colin's yearning heart entreats him to enjoy the ride - even if it carries him to Hell itself in the noble pursuit of passion.
WICKED AT HEART 8/1996 ISBN:0380780046 Lady Gwyneth Evans Simms, a fiery and independent young widow, is renowned for her campaigns to aid the unfortunate and the oppressed. Fearlessly determined, she turns her passionate energy upon the prison hulks anchored in England's harbors . . . unwittingly throwing herself into the most perilous flight of her life. Damon de Wolfe, the rude and arrogant Marquess of Morninghall, is a lone wolf of a man with devil's eyes and a temper blacker than hell. Tall, dark and very dangerous, he is driven by revenge . . . until his life is turned upside-down by the sensuous virago with the power to exorcise the personal demons which haunt his soul--and teach him the meaning of love.
HEARTS IN DISGUISE 9/1988 ISBN: 0446351520 Adriana was adept at romantic charades, but could she hide from Cupid's bow ..?
LOVE'S GAMBIT 1/1988 ISBN: 0446348910 Lovely Jessamy Montgomery had come to Baltimore to meet that rough-hewn American who had inherited her late husband's fortune. With stratagems plotted to a fare-thee-well, she sought to convince him to name her child as his legal heir. Only the new earl was hardly the bumpkin she envisioned, but a desirable bachelor with a plan of his own...
PROMISE ME 5/1995 ISBN: 0380778335 Courtenay Shelburne's world was cruelly shaken when his beautiful bride of two months ran off to Italy with his closest friend. Enraged, the hot-tempered Earl of Warbeck swore he would someday have his revenge on the traitorous wench - all the while tormented by the knowledge that he desired her still. Now, five years later, Philippa has returned to England - no longer the shy young miss Warbeck once married, but a sensuous woman of proud bearing, falsely damned by lies and vile, secret stratagems. And though vengeance is finally within his grasp, the embittered earl cannot extinguish the passionate fire Philippa's presence ignites...nor can he still the voice within that begs him to welcome love back into his heart.
WORLDLY INNOCENT 5/1989 ISBN: 0380755750 Lovely young Michelle de Bellevue had an adventurous streak that gave her brother cause for concern. With the tide turned against Napoleon, Paris was a tinderbox, and no place for the fetchingly naïve Michelle. She'd be far better off in England under the wing of her guardian, the kindly old Duke of Calvern. But the violet-eyed beauty landed in England to find that the aged duke had died--making her the ward of his dashing son. Little did Michelle dream that she'd be walking into breathtaking intrigue.and dazzling romance.
A WORTHY CHARADE 10/1980 ISBN:0440143780 Was she the provocative Hope Bottomsly, the ingenious Betsy Hatfield--or Miss Katherine Tarkington from the Blue Hills of Devon? That was for Lord Milford to discover!
ANNA 5/1990 ISBN: 0283998156 As Paris recoils from the turbulent political events of 1803, young English governess Anne Peters is penniless, homeless and alone...
THE CAMPAIGNERS 12/1991 ISBN: 035619535X 1815: Napoleon's escape from Elba and the preparations for battle entangle the Morland family in a web of romance and heartbreak.
THE DEVIL'S HORSE 7/1993 ISBN: 0316903310 1820's England, the pioneering the machine age - gas-lighting, power-looms, and there's even talk of a steam locomotive. For the wealthy Morland family, too, it is a time of progress and change.
THE POISON TREE 7/1994 ISBN: 0316908827 The first years of William IV's reign, as England becomes an industrial nation. Danger threatens the Morlands: Sophie's life is shattered by a hideous crime, while Rosamund finds the achievement of her dream brings as much pain as pleasure.
THE RECKONING 2/1992 ISBN: 0356202526 The aftermath of Waterloo brings post-war depression to England. Even the Morland estate is heading for hard times. A tragic accident strikes at the heart of the family, and a devastating scandal brings the Morland name into the glare of public notoriety.
THE REGENCY 2/1990 ISBN: 0356179842 1807: the Napoleanic wars continue and their violence reverberates in the lives of the Morland family.
THE VICTORY 1989 ISBN: 0708842968 Napoleon is poised to invade England. The weather-beaten ships of Nelson's navy keep endless blockade. If the French fleet can control the Channel for only a few hours, England's fate will be sealed. The Morland saga continues with passion, intrigue, and dangerous temptation. Mary Ann meets the fascinating missionary, Father Rathbone, who brings her disturbing new experiences in the slums of plague-torn Manchester. Lucy's lover, Weston, is assigned to blockade Brest, the most hazardous stretch of coast in Europe; while her neglected husband Chetwyn finally finds love - in an affair which threatens him with disgrace and ruin.
FIRE AND ICE 8/1984 ISBN: 0843943033 Beautiful and spirited Kathleen Haley sets sail from England for the family estate in Savannah. On board ship, she meets the man who will forever haunt her heart, dashing and domineering Captain Reed Taylor. On the long, perilous voyage, she resists his bold advances--until she wakes from unconsciousness after a tragic storm and hears Reed's shocking confession. She then knows she must marry the rogue. But their fiery conflict is far from over. Through society balls, raging duels and torrid nights, Kathleen is driven to seek vengeance on Reed's brutal passions and his secret alliance with pirates. At last she is forced to utilize the skills she has concealed for so long; she must attack the very man who has warmed her icy heart and burned his way into her very soul.
THE PARAGON BRIDE 10/1989 ISBN:0451162234 Miss Emmaline Hazlett considered herself the luckiest of young ladies. No longer was she a virtual slave in the rural household of her miserly guardian. She was a pampered guest in the London mansion of the wealthy Dowager Countess Langdon. And no longer did Emmaline face an odious marriage to the utterly unappealing Will Cooper. The Countess's dreamily handsome heir, Lord Cecil Garwin, wanted Emmaline as his bride. What more could she want? Certainly not the darkly attractive by menacingly mysterious Nicolas Ransom, who had his pick of the most ravishing and wanton beauties of the ton.
THE VENGEFUL VISCOUNT 11/1990 ISBN: 0451167945 Felicity Bellwood was bright, beautiful, charming, titled, and twenty. In short, she was positively perfect for a most advantageous marriage. But there was one problem. Felicity did not - absolutely did not - want to get married. On this score, Justin Havilland, Viscount Pentclair, made it clear that he offered no threat - for this dazzling lord loathed wedlock as well. Marriage was as far from his mind as hers...and scandal was very near...as this beautiful innocent and this irresistible rake had to decide what to do about love...
THE ABDUCTION OF JULIA 4/2000 ISBN: 0380810719 Alec MacLean, the notorious Viscount Hunterston, finds himself in the most damnable position -- arranging a late night elopement with a woman who represents the very thing he hates the most -- the insincere, avaricious ranks of the ton. Forced by the conditions set forth in his grandfather's will, Alec reluctantly plans the elopement at the last possible moment. But when Alec opens the carriage in the dark posting yard and sweeps his intended bride into his arms . . .
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER 8/2002 ISBN: 038082079X. Among the jeweled pins and costly fobs that litter the dresser of the ninth Earl of Greyley, lies the legendary St. John talisman ring. The earl scoffs at the talisman and the story that surrounds it, as do all of his half brothers, the infamous St. Johns. But late at night, the onyx takes on a deeper hue, and smoky swirls of red appear deep within the bitter black stone. Though the earl believes otherwise, family legend holds that the talisman will ultimately fulfill its destiny to find the one woman destined for the man who possesses it. But of course, that would never happen to a man like the Earl of Greyley . . . .
AND THE BRIDE WORE PLAID 6/2004 ISBN:0060514086 Once upon a time, a beautiful woman locked away her heart from all who might try to enter ...Katherine Macdonald once tasted the bitter poison of a broken heart. To protect herself, Kat put her feelings into a deep slumber. Now she lives in a cottage in a mystical wood where, assisted by seven hulking Scotsmen, she makes stained glass of magical beauty, happy in her isolation until ...One day, a charming prince with black hair and deep blue eyes came riding into the mist-shrouded forest ... Devon St. John has found himself in possession of the St. John talisman ring that curses the holder by clasping a wedding band on his finger when he least expects it. Devon vows that he will never give up his beloved freedom -- even when an impulsive kiss from a beautiful Scotswoman with red gold hair casts a tantalizing spell ...And so, the tale begins ...
A BELATED BRIDE 1/2001 ISBN: 0380815257 The last man Arabella Hadley ever wishes to see again is Lucien Devereaux, the handsome, dissolute Duke of Wexford, who broke her heart years ago and disappeared to London. So when Arabella finds an unconscious man on her deserted country road and sees that it's Lucien, she's tempted to leave him there. But even more appalling than his presence is the brazen kiss he plants on her shocked lips -- and her own heated response! Wounded, Lucien dares not reveal why he's returned to his country estate -- or why he abandoned the strong-willed beauty years ago. Especially since Arabella clearly has secrets of her own. But when her scheming, marriage minded aunts successfully compromise them, the two are forced to become man and wife. Which makes it even harder for them to fight the passion that never disappeared . . . .
CONFESSIONS OF A SCOUNDREL 2/2003 ISBN: 0380820803 Never has the irresistible rogue, Brandon St. John, pursued a woman with more fervor-but his ardent suit of Lady Verena Westforth has a different purpose. The delectable blond lovely is indeed enticing, but Brandon suspects her of hiding a valuable missive that he has sworn to recover. With a sensuous kiss and a passionate caress he intends to lower Verena's guard...and then discover where she's hidden "the goods." Without the missive, Verena stands to lose the one thing dearest to her heart. And now an extraordinary man has entered her life...at the worst possible time! Vulnerable though she may be, Verena vows she will not be just another of Brandon's "conquests," even as she aches to melt in his arms. But is he a needed friend or a foe in alluring disguise...and will she be able to prove to him that love is their true destiny?
HOW TO TREAT A LADY 12/2003 ISBN:0060514051A beautiful, desperate lady who needs a sham fiancé; a devilishly charming rakehell in need of a temporary hideout...Where will the deception lead?
LADY IN RED 4/2005 ISBN: 0060584068 Sometimes ... Men can be such fools. Wealthy and powerful Marcus St. John, the Marquis of Treymount, must recover a lost family heirloom. All he has to do is convince the irritatingly beautiful Miss Honoria Baker-Sneed to relinquish his treasure for a reasonable sum. How difficult could that be? Sometimes ...Women can be so emotional. Honoria is astounded when Marcus shows up on her doorstep and arrogantly demands she surrender a ring that is rightfully hers. Irritated at such high-handed methods, she refuses. And sometimes ...Love can be a complete surprise. Heated arguments end in a scorching kiss that embroils them in a horrid scandal. Marcus finds he must wed the brazen beauty, only to realize that somehow, Honoria has stolen her way into his heart. Can he convince Honoria that he is worthy of her regard? Or will he lose the only woman he has ever loved?
THE SEDUCTION OF SARAH 11/2001 ISBN: 0380815265 Sara Carrington has no choice -- her brothers have decided to marry her off to the next respectable man who offers. But Sara has a different plan. If she must marry, she wants a man who won't care what she does, someone who will give her the freedom she craves. The second she sees England's most notorious rake, the rakish Earl of Bridgeton, from across a crowded ballroom, Sara knows she's found the perfect man. Never has Nick received a more tantalizing proposal--but because of his past, he's sworn never to marry. Instead, he agrees to give the innocent chit instruction in the art of seduction to help her plan succeed. But when "demonstration kisses" become burningly real, and Sara turns the tables by applying her lessons to him, the infamous rake is in danger of falling in love -- with the miss he'd only meant to bed!
TWO HEARTS short story in THE FURTHER OBSERVATIONS OF LADY WHISTLEDOWN 1/2003 ISBN: 0060511508 Handsome, dashing Sir Royce Pemberley has had Miss Liza Pritchard as his best friend for over 20 years. What will he do when that intrepid lady decides it's time to marry and sets her sights on someone Royce believes is entirely inappropriate?
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