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STOCKING STUFFERS 10/2000 ISBN: 0821767585 Includes "A Cache of Magical Kittens" by Judith A. Lansdowne; "Mistletoe Kisses" by Jeanne Savery; and "Noel's Christmas Wish" by Donna Simpson.
Judith A. Lansdowne
AMELIA'S INTRIGUE 7/1995 ISBN: 0821750135 Miss Amelia Mapleton felt certain that Mr. Anthony Talbot possessed a hidden flaw. If all the doting mothers of the ton called him a catch, why had no one caught him? He was certainly the handsomest man in Almack's ballroom and, she would soon discover, the most elusive. Anthony was captivated by this minx with the sparkling eyes and lips that simply asked to be kissed. Unfortunately, he had other plans for his London visit - and they didn't include getting leg-shackled. Now his friends were in a muddle and of a like mind: they were determined to lead this lonely lord to wedded bliss. But they didn't know of Anthony's mysterious mission in town...a mission that could ensnare an unwitting Miss Amelia in a tender trap of candlelight, danger, and thrilling romance!
ANNABELLA'S DIAMOND 6/1999 ISBN: 0821762281 Lady Annabella Faire's shyness had made her a wallflower all through her first Season. Now she must endure another. This time, though, her lifelong neighbor and country friend--the astonishingly handsome and accomplished Duke of Derrinham, known to the ton as The Diamond--was determined to make the young bucks perceive her charms. Even if it meant his own return to a London house filled with haunting memories. Enlivened by The Diamond's company at every modish affair, Bella was soon piercing gentlemen's hearts by the score. But, in his zeal to find her a husband, the Duke had overlooked something: the fact that her merry chocolate eyes and sweet smile had long owned his heart. And that it required only one kiss to possess hers...
BALMORROW'S BRIDE 7/1998 ISBN: 0821759302 Clarissa Berefont had never met Alexander St. John Sinclair, Earl of Balmorrow, but it made no difference. He required a wife, and Clare's family required the generous terms he proposed in his written offer of marriage. With her heart steeled to duty, Clare set off for the borderlands. But she never expected Castle Balmorrow to be so utterly barbaric and her giant of a husband to be such a Philistine and Bedlamite! Yet once Clare discovered the true Alex, a man of tenderness and courage whose pride and honor rules his head and whose disastrous first marriage tortured his heart, she became determined to secure wedded bliss for them both. And she might very well be able to do it, if she could keep Balmorrow from being hanged for treason first...
THE BEDEVILED DUKE 4/1996 ISBN: 0821752960 Miss Olivia Willburton-Smythe was beautiful, proper, and on the shelf. The Duke of Abbercombe was handsome, proper, and a confirmed bachelor. She was the soul of charity; he was rumored to have caused the ruin of many a young miss. And when Olivia agreed to introduce Abbercombe's two lovely young daughters to society, she discovered that he didn't have one set of twins...he had four! But soon, as eight lively charges began to reveal a decidedly different view of the devilish duke, Olivia decided to take a leap of faith: she asked Abbercombe to help find her missing brother. Now, in an adventure fraught with danger, duels, and deception, Olivia could very well create a scandal of her own...or uncover the truth about the man she secretly cherished--a man who was not at all what he seemed....
A CACHE OF MAGICAL KITTENS short story in STOCKING STUFFERS 10/2000 ISBN: 0821767585 Rebecca, Lady Wraithstone, had almost given up hope that her ailing young son would ever be restored to his former self. Neither she nor her son's new tutor, eccentric peer C. Archibald Pope, ever expected that a mysterious cat and her litter might prove a holiday charm for her son--and for Rebecca and Archie's own lonely hearts.
CAMILLA'S FATE 7/1997 ISBN: 0821756885 The independent and beautiful Miss Camilla Quinn had never experienced the slightest interest in any of her suitors, even the Marquis of Lilliheun, surely the best catch of the ton. So she could scarce explain her sudden sweet tendre for...a highwayman! The handsome blackguard robbed her coach, left her with a kiss, and absconded with her very heart! As for Jason Fate, thief by trade, he could not forget the lady who looked like an angel. When they finally met again at a London soiree, Jason was impersonating the newly discovered heir to a dukedom in an absolutely dastardly scheme that would make the most seasoned gentleman quake in his boots. Camilla's duty was to denounce him. But she simply could not. Alas, she loved him! And soon Camilla's mission to transform an unregenerate scoundrel into a fine gentleman would take her where ladies feared to tread--from the dazzling heights of the aristocracy to the darkest depths of a city...where saving Jason could be her ruin--or most improper, impossible, and irresistible Fate.
THE COSSACK short story in HIS ETERNAL KISS 9/2002 ISBN: 0758203322 It was by chance that Miss Aphrodite Coop uncovered a plot to assassinate the Czar. But it is fate that grants her a protector--Count Stanislaus Kuecher, the romantic foreign gentleman who has stolen the hearts of London's belles. To save a man's life, Aphrodite will have to trust a man she shouldn't trust at all
one who could take her very soul
A DEVILISH DILEMMA 1/1998 ISBN: 0821758268 When Miss Minerva Potts cried off her engagement to the self-absorbed Lord Whithall, she vowed not to marry at all, or if she must, she would choose as the gentlemen obviously did--for comfort, prestige, and convenience. Then she met Chadwick Brunfield, Earl of Rossland. Known as the Devil's Delight, the charming earl had a reputation so scandalous, Minerva was certain she could never lose her heart to him. So when the much-maligned earl asked for her assistance in a delicate family matter, she agreed. But soon, the unthinkable happened. Minerva fell in love with Lord Rossland--a man the town had condemned as a murderer!
THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE short story in ONCE UPON A KISS 5/1999 ISBN: 0821762109 The ducal estate of Julius Caesar Crofton was overrun with visiting young ladies and their matchmaking mamas. But Julius didn't believe in love....until an enchanted nightingale gives him a change of heart.
FASCINATION short story in NOTORIOUS AND NOBLE 7/1999 ISBN: 0821762664 Fascination is the only word to describe beautiful heiress Miss Priscilla Pritkin's emotion after her first encounter with the scoundrel, Lord Hawksworth. If spirit is what it takes to tame a black sheep, then the Hawk has met match and his mate.
JUST IMPOSSIBLE 3/2004 ISBN:0821774239 The Duke of Berinwick is the last of his line, though he yearns for the warmth of a wife and family. But no lady will set foot in Blackcastle, his vast country house, and the solitude of a long winter has become a prison for his lonely soul. And now that Shropshire is shrouded in snow, the glittering social whirl of London has become no more than a memory and its exquisite women like figures in a dream-until Julia Delacroix ventures into his solitary lair. The proud beauty hopes to sell her sole remaining treasure, a silver lion of mysterious provenance. Knowing that the Duke would part with a small fortune to possess the heirloom has brought Julia to his door-and compelled Berinwick to find out her secret: she intends to find and destroy the dastard who ruined her beloved elder sister. As bold as she is brave, Julia forges an unlikely alliance with the powerful Duke. Only he can help her carry out her cunning plan for revenge, though their unusual relationship may prove to be the scandal of the Season...
JUST IN TIME 3/2003 ISBN: 0821774212 The Reverend Richard Dempsey accepts the comfortable living in the hinterlands offered him by the Duke of Berinwick. But when Dempsey arrives at St. Milburgas of the Wood, he discovers the church in ruins, his patron dead, and Berinwicks family threatened by a madman. Thirty years ago and more, Richard Dempsey would have risked everything for Veronica Longwood. Now that she is the widowed Duchess of Berinwick, will he still risk all to protect her and her children from the consequences of an ancient rivalry? Behind a calm and commanding facade, Veronica Longwood Thorne hides a heart filled with grief and guilt. Haunted by memories of her one great sin and appalled by the multitude of sins that flowed from it, the Duchess of Berinwick wishes nothing more than to hide herself away from everyone. Until Richard Dempsey reappears in her life. Until this long-lost friend provides her with a solid arm to lean upon, a pair of practical eyes through which to see herself, and all the balm and strength she requires to overcome her own inadequacies, foil a villain, and seize a second chance at love...
JUST PERFECT 11/2003 ISBN: 0821774220 Good manners may have demanded that the unattached Marquis of Kearny and Mallory undertake a trip to the country at his cousin's request, but something far more compelling requires him to remain. A wrong turn leads him directly into danger-and into the most unsettling conviction that his stalwart rescuer, Lady Hannah Thorne, is destined to be the one and only woman he will ever love. That is, if he survives long enough to get to know her, of course, which hardly seems likely with wild dogs on his heels and news of a recent murder that has rocked the peaceful village...Quite content without a husband, Hannah is taken aback when she discovers that the stranger she rescued from Little Mynd moor is the very paragon of manly virtues her best friend, Anne, has been extolling. Something about this Mallory is disturbing-or is that desirable? As their mutual friends insist on throwing them together, Hannah is surprised to realize that her feelings for Mal just may be the romantic sort. But before she can decide if this perfect gentleman will make the perfect husband, she must deduce who is trying to kill him...
KING THRUSHBEARD short story in ONCE UPON A WALTZ 3/2001 ISBN: 0821767976 Elias Thoroughgood, Earl of Lanningsdale, couldn't resist an invitation to a ball given to find Artemis Breckenbridge a husband--but the beautiful "Missy" he remembered has become a spoiled shrew! Elias suspects a malicious spell to be the culprit--and knows that only a bit of his own rusty wizardry would convince the girl he has so long adored that his love is the greatest fortune she could ever wish for...
LEGION'S LADIES 11/1996 ISBN:0821754653 The ton called the handsome, irresistible Earl of Wright "Legion," because he had offered his aid to legions of ladies in distress. He had transformed his mistress from a Covent Garden guttersnipe into an elegant beauty, rescued his secretary from poverty, and given a young ward a home. Even his flibbertigibbet of a sister had managed to find herself in a scandalous situation. The beleaguered earl longed to meet just one woman who was sweet, sensible, and in absolutely no danger at all...someone exactly like Eleanor Howard, the lovely vicar's daughter. How could he have known that an attempt to assassinate him would leave him wounded...and send the smitten Eleanor rushing to his aid? Or that one kiss from her tempting lips would send his own heart reeling?
LORD NIGHTINGALE'S CHRISTMAS 11/2000 ISBN: 0821769081 Neil Spelling, man-about-town and desirable bachelor, is in a pickle. He has fallen desperately in love with Lady Alice, but her father, the Duke of Sotherland, calls him a dunderhead--and unsuitable for a son-in-law. Now an intimate holiday house party may provide the perfect occasion for Neil to appear dashing...daring...and irresistibly darling. If only a stranger hadnt intruded, a sinister plot hadnt developed, and the irascible Lord Nightingale hadn't piped up...Lovely Lady Alice doesnt know what to make of Mr. Spelling! In town he is so polished, and now he appears so shy. Worse, Lord Nightingale is making him a mockery. What is a lady to do? Lady Alice is ready to offer a kiss...when an unexpected guest makes her tremble. Villainy is afoot during this Yuletide, and Mr. Spelling may prove a hero...if discord can be ended, a fathers heart softened, and love is able to conquer all with a Christmas surprise!
LORD NIGHTINGALE'S DEBUT 8/2000 ISBN 0821766716 Nicholas Chastain, the Earl of Wickenshire, is in dire straits. His inheritance included three crumbling country estates, one tumble--down London townhouse, and a coach full of debts. His one hope for coming up with cash is to fulfill an outrageous and seemingly impossible condition in an old aunt's will. He must teach Lord Nightingale to sing. When a distant relative inherits her father's title, serendipity is at her lowest ebb. She hasn't a shilling to her name and now her home is lost to her as well! She and her sister, the delightful Delight will end up on the streets unless Serendipity finds employment. Providing singing lessons for the ward of the handsome Earl of Wickenshire seems perfect--until she discovers her pupil is the incorrigible Lord Nightingale. Now Wickenshire´s future depends on striking the right note.
LORD NIGHTINGALE'S LOVE SONG 9/2000 ISBN: 0821766880 No one can make the Marquess of Bradford smile...except his favorite horse. He avoids dancing at London balls. He scowls at marriageable misses in drawing rooms. And his gruffness scares shy Miss Eugenia when she meets him on a dark balcony...before an instant attraction between them lights up the night. But she is off to Kent for the summer to care for the irascible Lord Nightingale and her young cousin Delight, and she never expects to see him again...In fact, Miss Eugenia's London season had been a disaster for she had neither a great fortune nor great beauty. So she has resigned herself to spinsterhood when the Marquess of Bradford appears on her Kent doorstep--covered in mud and quite enraged. Of course she suspects Lord Nightingale is behind Bradford's complaint! But she also believes a secret sadness had made him a curmudgeon. His horse knows the truth...and so may Lord Nightingale. But can Eugenia change his tune...and win his heart?
LORD NIGHTINGALE'S TRIUMPH 10/2000 ISBN: 0821767046 Peter Winthrop, once a fine gentleman, has turned to a desperate act that can send him to Newgate goal. He has been hired to kidnap Lord Nightingale! But even the best laid schemes can go terribly wrong. For Lord Nightingale will prove more than a handful, and Mary Butterberry, a parsons beautiful daughter, is determined to save Peter from himself...even if it means her reputations ruin. From the tip of her charmingly nose to her dainty slippered feet, Miss Butterberry is adorable...and irrepressible. She knows a terrible secret shadows Peter Winthrops past, and she defiantly sneaks out of the rectory to find him. Now with the irascible Nightingale in tow, she joins Peter in a dangerous flight--toward kisses she cannot resist, a discovery no one suspects, and a surprise sprung by Lord Nightingale, which can turn tears into triumph...and discord into a sweet melody of love.
THE MAGNIFIKITTEN short story in CHRISTMAS KITTENS 12/1997 ISBN: 082175792X The plainest kitten in the world is at the center of a lady's quest to rescue an injured lord in a season where the greatest gift of all is love.
MUTINY AT ALMACK'S 11/1999 ISBN: 0821763881 From the moment Melody Harriman was declared a bore by the snobbish dandies at Almack's, the Season was a torture. Until she met Lord Stoneforth, whose humble manner touched Melody. If only Lord Stoneforths younger brother Tobias hadn't already declared his undying love for her! Adam Gregory Attenbury, Viscount Stoneforth, wondered if all of England had gone mad. Having lived longer in the midst of war than in Society, the former colonel was puzzled by the exceedingly odd behavior of the ton. Only one lovely, young lady at Almack's appeared the sort of woman who might wed a man made more for the comforts of home than the silly rules of the beau monde. But as fate would have it, his brother had discovered this priceless jewel first. True love seemed doomed--until Melodys beautiful cousins, the Lange triplets, conspired to bring together two destined hearts
MY FAIR QUIGLEY 11/2001 ISBN: 0821770179 Refusing to be governed by the rules of men, free-spirited Desdemona Quiggley and her two close companions create Lucy Lavender Enterprises, an astoundingly successful business venture. When a stroke of ill luck plunges the company into deep debt, however, the resourceful Desdemona devises a daring scheme to replenish the coffers: capture the notorious highwayman Dandy Dan and claim the reward. Unfortunately, instead of the bandit, Dessie's well-aimed slingshot fells the Marquis of Daxonbury, a gentleman whose appetite for adventure leads her into the most daring of all enterprises...Arriving in Yorkshire to visit his aunt, Dax is literally knocked off his feet by the irrepressible Miss Quiggley, whose prowess with a slingshot rivals her ability to get under his skin in ways he never believed possible. A London-raised Corinthian, his less than enthusiastic view of marriage and the opposite sex have compelled him to maintain his carefree lifestyle at all costs. But will the lure of a mystery, a villainous plot--and the plucky Desdemona's considerable charms--present a challenge his heart cannot resist?
THE MYSTERY KISS 4/2001 ISBN: 0821770160 A shipbuilders daughter forced into marriage with a cruel Viscount, Fleur has always been an outcast in society. Now a widow, she returns to London for the Season to present her stepdaughter. For Altheas sake, she endures the cutting remarks, the cruel snubs--until she discovers an ally, a mysterious gentleman who lingers in the shadows whispering words of encouragement. Soon, she is a woman of confidence and poise--and the talk of the ton! Fleur is now determined to uncover the identity of the man who has captured her heart. Intrigued by spirited Fleur and angered by her treatment at the hands of his peers, Atticus Charles Howard, the Earl of Hartshire, becomes her secret protector. Always nearby when bitter tears are her sole companion, he shares his worldly wisdom and watches with pride as Fleur blossoms. And a magical kiss is all it takes to convince this man who has loved and lost before that he wants much more than stolen whispers in the evening shadows
THE PARSON'S MOUSETRAP short story in MY DARLING BRIDE 5/1998 ISBN: 0821759043 Pretty widow Lady Farnsmoor hates to see her daughter wed because her own marriage was so dreadful, until a wee mouse and a steadfast suitor help her find the healing power of love.
RAPUNZEL short story in ONCE UPON A TIME 9/1998 ISBN: 0821759957 When the fetching Miss Rachel Garden had the misfortune to be imprisoned in a magical London tower, she sang of the handsome nobleman who would some day rescue her. And the chivalrous Sir George Carmadie knew he was just the knight for the deed. But Rachel's captor was a consummate witch who'd stop at nothing to thwart the joining of two true hearts.
RESCUING ROSEBUD short story in WINTER KITTENS 1/1999 ISBN: 0821761064 Having lost his wager, his intended bride, and his favorite horse, Lord Carrington is in no mood to be enchanted by the sweet kitten that tumbles down his chimney. Rosebud's mistress, Miss Winifred Bittle, finds Carrington's coldness a great puzzle. Why should such a handsome gentleman rebuff all company? She's not even certain she wishes to further the acquaintance. But Rosebud soon has them both under the cat's paw...
A SEASON OF VIRTUES 1/1999 ISBN: 082176103X The Earl of Whitshire cared nothing for polite society, being quite dedicated to his secret pastime: the investigation of baffling murders. So when he unexpectedly found himself playing host to Sir Loyal Virtue's two marriageable daughters and their young brother, it was an inconvenience that complicated his present work of detection. For their arrival heralded the most hair-raising events--from a runaway circus artiste to a Hyde Park prowler to phantoms in the attic. Of course, such goings-on did have the merit of throwing "Whit" together with Miss Honor Virtue, the eldest of his accidental wards whose gleaming topaz eyes and wry smile made him want to take her in his arms and keep her there forever. But Honor--though captivated by the irrepressible Earl--knew no woman of sense would tolerate a hazardous hobby like his. Unfortunately, her own sense seemed to be swept away in the whirlwind of sinister secrets and intriguing romance that made this a Season never to be forgotten...
SHALL WE DANCE? 3/2002 ISBN: 0821770187 Josiah Elliot had undertaken some remarkable pursuits in his time, but his courtship of Lady Miranda Wesley was by far the most scandalous. What business had a poverty-stricken reformed highwayman, now working as a valet, with a noblewoman? None, to be quite precise. But love was the most illogical of emotions--and Josiah could claim a pedigree linking him to an ancient dukedom. If only he could find the blasted evidence
Formidably independent--and not a little bit impatient--Miranda had had enough of waiting. What if the man you loved had disappeared into London without so much as a by-your-leave, she longed to ask anyone who cared to listen. The fact that Josiah was considered a ne'er-do-well was beside the point entirely. Whatever questions society had about his past, she cared not a whit for the answers. If only she could find the irksome man
THE VALENTINE VICTORIOUS short story in A VALENTINE BOUQUET 2/1997 ISBN: 0821755773 It is love at first sight when the Earl of Wheldon meets Anne Fairfax. But Anne is certain he prefers her far more beautiful sister, so she prepares to accept another proposal...unaware that the smitten earl is about to make a decision that will send him galloping toward disaster...or breathtaking romance.
LOVE'S TEMPEST 5/1981 ISBN:0440149487 Was the golden knight of her dreams, returned to save her from a life of misery at Pemberton Hall?
THE TWICE BOUGHT BRIDE 11/1980 ISBN:0440186072 Was this the golden knight of her dreams, returned to save her from a life of misery at Pemberton Hall? Caroline Bramwell would never have recognized Captain Roderick Montgomery, this stranger with the cold, hard eyes who bought her...
LADY MISTRESS 6/2000 ISBN: 082176621X Knowledge of a dark family secret had forced Tressa Devlin out of her wealthy home and into work as a paid companion to aging dowagers. Moving from post to post to support herself, Tressa had no time for life's pleasures-until she met the Marquess of Braxton. Hoping to experience love, even for a moment, Tressa succumbed to the handsome man who roused her desire...Charming and rich, the Marquess of Braxton was accustomed to indulging his passions. So when he encountered the lovely Tressa, he was determined to have her. But what began as a mere dalliance soon turned into a dilemma of the heart, for as Braxton confronted his true desire, Tressa's past threatened to take her away from him, forever.
REGENCY ROMPS 4/1994 ISBN: 037331213X Whitiker's "A Promise to Return" is the story of Nicholas Longworth, whose second chance at love is nearly thwarted by a stray bullet, while Lauren's "Four in Hand" features Max Rotherbridge, a man whose inheritance makes him guardian to a woman he cannot pursue.
ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES 6/1998 ISBN: 0312965990 Four extraordinary romance authors pen scintillating stories of the most dangerous rogues--and the fiery women who can soften their hardened hearts. Includes "Playing with Fire" by Susan Johnson, "Once Burned" by Dee Holmes, "Melting Ice" by Stephanie Laurens, and "Simple Sins" by Eileen Wilks.
SCOTTISH BRIDES 6/1999 ISBN: 0380803801 A land of legend and wild beauty--of clans, lairds, honor, and passion--Scotland forever stirs the soul to romance. Now, in one incomparable volume, four of Avon Romance's bestselling authors present stirring tales of hearts won and weddings to be, featuring a quartet of unforgettable heroines about to discover the rapture of love in a world as untamed as the men they will one day marry.
SECRETS OF A PERFECT NIGHT 12/2000 ISBN: 0380818051 Features Lauren's "Scandalous Lord Dere": A new year brings a new scandal when a rake awakens in the bed of the flame-haired temptress who had seduced him years before. All of society had them bedded, but can he convince her to become wedded?
ALL ABOUT LOVE 2/2001 ISBN: 0380812010 Alasdair Cynster, known to his intimates as Lucifer, decides to rusticate in the country before the matchmaking skills of London's mamas become firmly focused on him, the last unwed member of the Bar Cynster. But an escape to Devon leads him straight to his destiny in the irresistible form of Phyllida Tallent, a willful, independent beauty of means who brings all his masterful Cynster instincts rioting to the fore. Lucifer tries to deny the desire Phyllida evokes--acting on it will land him in parson's mousetrap, one place he's sworn never to go. But destiny intervenes, leaving him to face the greatest Cynster challenge--wooing a reluctant bride. Phyllida has had a bevy of suitors--her charm and wit are well known throughout the countryside--but none of them has tempted her the way Lucifer does. His offer to teach her all about the ways of love is almost too tantalizing to resist. And although she's not yet completely surrendered, she knows only a fool stands against a Cynster...and Phyllida is no one's fool.
ALL ABOUT PASSION 9/2001 ISBN: 0380812029 Fate has made Gyles Rawlings a man determined to control his destiny. He has decided to wed a well-bred lady who will dutifully bear him sons, yet turn a blind eye while he takes his pleasure elsewhere. By all good accounts, Francesca will fit his bill. As for the "elsewhere," he's recently encountered a beautiful, brazen siren who will make a fine mistress, one with a fiery nature to match his own. But at the altar, Gyles discovers his bride is the bold enchantress who has inspired his deepest fantasies. Finding passion and love in the same woman has long been a secret fear. But as his world is rocked on its axis, Gyles becomes obsessed with possessing the one thing he'd thought he would never want...his wife's heart.
CAPTAIN JACK'S WOMAN 11/1995 ISBN: 0380794551. They meet in a clash of swords, drenched in the moonlight of Britain's rugged eastern coast: Captain Jack, his handsome features etched in silver and shadow, his powerful physique compelling Kit Cranmer to surrender. He is her dream lover come vividly alive, and his command of the smuggling gang is absolute. His all-knowing gaze penetrates her disguise as the "lad" leader of a rival gang with frightening ease--and his punishment with kisses leaves her maidenly modesty in tatters. Suddenly, Kit finds she's only too delighted to explore with Jack the pleasures normally reserved for married ladies...little knowing what dangerous forces she's unleashing.
A COMFORTABLE WIFE 6/2000 ISBN: 0373834985 She was a young woman with plans, and Lord Philip Ruthven played a large part in them. Though the childhood friends had not seen one another in years, she was perfectly aware that Philip had no lack of female companionship. But he had never married, and it was high time he did. If she could prove to him that she was capable of running his home and would not disgrace him in society, Antonia was certain he would propose a comfortable arrangement. But never had she expected that their hearts would somehow find their way into the bargain!
A CONVENIENT MARRIAGE 7/1996 ISBN: 0373833210 Combined volume of THE REASONS FOR MARRIAGE and A LADY OF EXPECTATIONS.
DEVIL'S BRIDE 3/1998 ISBN: 038079456X. When Devil, the most infamous member of the Cynster family, is caught in a compromising position with plucky governess Honoria Wetherby, he astonishes the entire ton by offering his hand in marriage. No one had dreamed this scandalous rake would so tamely take a bride. As society's mamas swooned at the loss of England's most eligible bachelor, Devil's infamous Cynster cousins began to place wagers on the wedding date. But Honoria wasn't about to bend to society's demands and marry a man just because they'd been found together unchaperoned. No. She craved adventure. Solving the murder of a young Cynster cousin fit the bill for a while, but once the crime was solved, Honoria was set on seeing the world. But the scalding heat of her unsated desire for Devil soon had Honoria craving a very different sort of excitement.
FAIR JUNO 2/1999 ISBN: 037330322X When the Earl of Merton suddenly found himself playing knight to a damsel in distress, he knew that his days of rakish bachelordom were numbered. But although the lady seemed grateful for his assistance, she fled the scene without revealing her name. He had to find her and woo her, although past scandals and present dangers might threaten his pursuit of the mysterious lady he knew to be his destiny.
A FINE PASSION 9/2005 ISBN:0060593318
FOUR IN HAND 1993 ISBN: 0373303343 She was unquestionably a lady. Still, that had never stopped him before. He could see that she was not, he thought, that young. Even better. Another twinge of pain from behind his eyes lent a harshness to his voice. 'Who the devil are you?' In no way discomposed, she answered, 'My name is Caroline Twinning. And if you really are the Duke of Twyford, then I'm very much afraid I'm your ward . . . Max Rotherbridge couldn't believe it. Along with the dukedom of Twyford, he - London's most notorious rogue - had inherited wardship of four devilishly attractive sisters! Including the irresistible Caroline Twinning. The eldest Twinning was everything he had ever wanted in a woman, but even Max couldn't seduce his own ward . . . or could he? After all, he did have a substantial reputation to protect. And what better challenge than the one woman capable of stealing his heart?
A GENTLEMAN'S HONOR 10/2003 ISBN:0060002077 The Season has yet to begin, and the second member of the Bastion Club, tall, handsome Anthony Blake, Viscount Torrington, is already a target for every matchmaking mama in London. None of their flighty daughters can fix his interest, but a certain lady does...Alicia is living a deception. Desperation has caused the determined but penniless lady to boldly launch her ravishing younger sister into the ton and have her make a spectacular match. By masquerading as the widowed 'Mrs. Carrington' Alicia can act as the perfect chaperone - but fashionable ladies are not accused of murder...When Tony Blake discovers Alicia standing over a dead body in his godmother's garden, every instinct tells him she is innocent. His connections allow him to take control of the investigation, his social prominence provides her public support, but it is more than honor that compels him to protect her and to do everything in his seductive power to make her his.
THE IDEAL BRIDE 3/2004 ISBN:0060505737 Aristocratic, elegant, and effortlessly charming, Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. With his close connections to the influential Cynster family, Michael's future in Parliament appears assured, except that he lacks the single most important element of success: a wife. Driven to seek a gently bred young lady, he discovers such a paragon. But there is an obstacle in his path: her beautiful, strong-minded young aunt, Caroline Sutcliffe. A woman of style and status, Caro will not sacrifice her cherished niece to an unhappy marriage. However, Michael suddenly has his eye on Caro herself. But danger is stalking Caroline Sutcliffe. It will take great courage to protect her -- and every ounce of Michael's seductive charm to convince her that becoming his bride will bring her all her heart desires ... and more.
IMPETUOUS INNOCENT 7/1999 ISBN: 0373303289 What was she to do? With her father's death, Georgiana found herself at the mercy of her lecherous cousin. Yet seeking refuge at the neighboring estate, she came across a danger of another sort altogether as she stared into the amused blue eyes of Dominic Ridgeley, Viscount Alton of Candlewick Hall. Charmed by Georgina's youthful innocence, Dominic was only too happy to come to her aid. But the simple infatuation had become something infinitely more complicated, and the two of them could no longer deny their passion or their highly improper affections.
A LADY OF EXPECTATIONS 1995 ISBN: 0263146464 What Jack Lester wanted in a wife was someone rather like his sister, Lenore - attractive, capable, someone he could converse with. Impossible, given the debutantes he had seen over the past few seasons! Yet it was essential that he make his choice before the society matrons discovered that the Lesters were no longer poor as church mice...
A LADY OF HIS OWN 10/2004 ISBN: 006059330X The seven members of the Bastion Club have served loyally in the perilous service of the Crown. Now they've banded together to support one another through their most dangerous mission of all: getting married. When Charles St. Austell returns home to claim his title as earl, and to settle quickly on a suitable wife as well, he discovers that experience has made him impatient of the young ladies who vie for his attention -- with the exception of Lady Penelope Selborne. Years ago, Charles and Penelope's youthful ardor was consummated in an unforgettable afternoon. Charles is still haunted by their interlude, but Penny refuses to have anything more to do with him. If controlling her heart was difficult before, resisting a stronger, battle-hardened Charles is well nigh impossible, yet Penelope has vowed she won't make the same mistake twice, nor will she marry without love. But when a traitorous intrigue draws them together, then ultimately threatens them both -- will Penny discover she has a true protector in Charles, her first and only love, who now vows to make her his own? RR@H's Novel Thoughts
THE LADY CHOSEN 9/2003 ISBN:006002069 Tristan Wemyss, Earl of Trentham, never expected he'd need to wed within a year or forfeit his inheritance. But he is not one to bow to the matchmaking mamas of the ton. No, he will marry a lady of his own choosing. And the lady he choses is the enchanting neighbor living with her family next door. Miss Leonora Carling has beauty, spirit and passion; unfortunately, matrimony is the last thing on her mind. To Leonora, Tristan's kisses are oh-so-tempting, but once bitten, forever shy, she has determinedly turned her back on marriage. But Tristan is a seasoned campaigner who will not accept defeat. And when a mysterious man attempts to scare Leonora and her family from their home, Tristan realizes he's been given the perfect excuse to offer his services--as protector, seducer, and ultimately, husband. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
ON A WICKED DAWN 4/2002 ISBN: 0060002050 Amelia Cynster hears these words from the handsome, enigmatic, sixth Viscount Calverton and is stunned. It's near dawn and she's risked scandal by lying in wait for him just outside his London house. But he a agrees to her outrageous marriage proposal -- just prior to passing out at her feet. Amelia's torn between astounded relief and indignant affront, then decides she doesn't care. She has always loved him -- no other man will do -- and, frankly, she's tired of waiting. Sometimes a young lady needs to take matters into her own hands. But matters of the heart are never that simple. The first hitch in Amelia's plans comes when he refuses to agree to a hasty wedding -- insists on properly wooing her... in public and private. Soon, she longs for those moments away from the watchful gaze of the ton, in which she can learn all about seduction from a master. But unbeknown known to Amelia, he has a very good reason for wooing her. Every wicked gentleman has his price.
ON A WILD NIGHT 4/2002 ISBN: 0380812037 After spending years in the glittering ballrooms of the ton, Amanda Cynster is utterly bored by the current crop of colorless suitors. Determined to take matters into her own hands, one night she shockingly goes where respectable unmarried ladies never should, but where many an intriguing gentleman might be found. But titillating excitement quickly turns to panic when she discovers she's quite out of her depth. Desperate, she looks around for help - and is unexpectedly rescued... by Martin Fulbridge, the elusive Earl of Dexter. Lazy, sensuous and mysterious, he has delayed his reentry into society, clearly preferring a more interesting existence on its fringes. He's the epitome of the boldly passionate gentleman Amanda has been searching for, but although his very touch makes it clear he's willing to educate her in the arts of love, Amanda has to wonder if such a masterful, lionized rake can be sufficiently tamed into the ways of marriage.
THE PROMISE IN A KISS 11/2001 ISBN 006018888X. When a handsome man literally fell at her feet while she was walking through a moonlit convent courtyard, Helena knew he must have been there for a scandalous liaison. Yet she kept his presence a secret from the questioning nuns -- and for her silence the stranger rewarded her with an enticing, unforgettable kiss. What Helena didn't know was that her wild Englishman was Sebastian Cynster, Duke of St. Ives ... and that this dashing, dangerous nobleman was her destiny. Seven years later, Sebastian spies Helena from across a crowded ballroom. This heiress is dazzling London society with her wit and beauty, tantalizing all the eligible men with the prospect of taking her hand in marriage. But Helena is not looking for just any husband. She wants an equal, a challenge -- someone who can live up to the promise of that delicious, never-forgotten kiss.
A RAKE'S VOW 10/1998 ISBN: 0380794578. Vane Cynster always knew which way the wind was blowing, and it was headed in a marrying direction. The other Cynster men might not mind stepping up to the altar, but Vane never wanted to be leg-shackled to any woman, no matter how comely. Bellamy Hall seemed like the perfect place to temporarily hide from London's husband hunters. But when he encountered irresistible Patience Debbington, Vane realized he'd met his match and soon he had more than seduction on his mind. Patience wasn't about to succumb to Vane's sensuous propositions. Yes, his kisses left her dizzy; his caresses made her melt; but he was arrogant, presumptuous...and, despite his protests, bound to be unfaithful, just like every other man. Patience had promised herself that she'd never become vulnerable to a broken heart. But was this one vow that was meant to be broken?
THE REASONS FOR MARRIAGE 1994 ISBN: 026314190X The Dashing Duke... Lenore Lester was perfectly content with her quiet country life, caring for her father, and having no desire for marriage. She took steps to remain inconspicuous and tried her best to show indifference - but no avail! The irresistible Duke of Eversleigh had found her out and was quite persistent in his affections...The Shy Miss!... Notoriously charming Jason, Duke of Eversleigh, could easily see behind Miss Lenore's brilliant disguise. Though the awkward lady hid behind glasses and pulled-back hair, she couldn't cover her beauty. And Jason was ever determined to loosen the hold she had on her heart.
A ROGUE'S PROPOSAL 10/1999 ISBN: 0380805693 Demon Cynster has seen love bring his brethren to their knees, and he's vowed that he will not share their fate...until he spies Felicity Parteger sneaking about his racing stable. Demon remembers Felicity as a mere chit of a girl, but now she stands before him - begging for his help - all lush curves, sparkling eyes...and so temptingly worthy of the love he's vowed never to surrender to any woman. Felicity knew Demon was one of the ton's most eligible bachelors and a rogue of the worst sort, but he was the only one capable of getting her friend out of trouble. Her fascination with Demon had nothing to do with the power lurking just beneath his devil-may-care facade - or with the desire that flares when he takes her in his arms.
ROGUES' REFORM 7/2000 Combined volume of THE REASONS FOR MARRIAGE, A LADY OF EXPECTATIONS, and AN UNWILLING CONQUEST.
ROSE IN BLOOM A novella featured in SCOTTISH BRIDES 6/1999 ISBN: 0380803801. The story of a wealthy gentleman who finds his childhood nemesis has blossomed into a most desirable lass - and he's determined to do everything in his power to claim her as his own, before she is quite unsuitably wed.
SCANDAL'S BRIDE 3/1999 ISBN: 0380805685 When Catriona Hennessy, honorable Scottish Lady of the Vale, received this prediction, she was exceedingly aghast. How could she unite with a rake like Richard Cynster--a masterful man with a scandalous reputation? More shocking still was her guardian's will that decreed she and Richard be wed within a week! Though charmed by his commanding presence, and wooed by his heated kisses, she would not--could not--give up her independence. So she formed a plan to get the heir she needed without taking wedding vows. Richard was just as stunned by the will's command. Marriage had not previously been on his agenda, but lately he'd been feeling rather...restless. Perhaps taming the lady was just the challenge he needed. But can he have the rights of the marriage bed without making any revealing promises of love?
A SEASON FOR SCANDAL 4/2001 ISBN: 0373834799 Combined volume of FAIR JUNO and TANGLED REINS
A SECRET LOVE 7/2000 ISBN: 0380805707 When a mysterious lady, her face hidden by a black veil, begs Gabriel Cynster for his help, he cannot refuse her plea. For despite her disguise, Gabriel finds the woman alluring and he is powerless to deny her. But he exacts payment as only a Cynster would demand: with each piece of information he uncovers, she must pay him - in the form of a kiss. Lady Alathea Morwellan knows Gabriel is intrigued, but despite the sparks that fly between them, they have never passed a civil moment together. Yet as the stakes get higher, so does Gabriel's desire for payment. And with each overpowering kiss, each passionate embrace, Alathea knows that she will not be able to resist his ultimate seduction...but what will happen when she reveals the truth?
TANGLED REINS 10/1998 ISBN: 0373303122 Miss Dorothea Darent had no intention of ever getting married, until a dashing stranger with hazel eyes kissed her under a tree. Haunted by their kiss, the Marquis of Hazelmere, a notorious rake, was determined to win Dorothea's heart, even while she was busy dazzling other bucks of the ton. Dorothea had a choice: stick with her plans to remain an independent spinster, or surrender to love.
THE TASTE OF INNOCENCE 3/2007 ISBN: 0060840862 Business investor Lord Charles Morwellan can't escape marriage any
longer: His closest friends have already chosen mates, and he has a
family duty of producing an heir. Worn out by the ton's matchmakers and their wiles, he selects a partner for himself. Sarah Conningham, a 23-year-old woman well-established in the community and suitable for the role of countess. When he proposes marriage to Sarah, however, he gets something he never expected: a challenge. Sarah has turned down several proposals already. She wants, more than anything, to marry for love. So she negotiates a period of two weeks, during which they are to get to know each other better—giving Sarah ample time to ascertain whether she and Charlie can make a true love match. During their courtship, they steal away nightly to a summer house on Sarah's family's property, where Charlie introduces Sarah to pleasures she has never know before. Intoxicated by each other, they finally agree to be married ...but that's only the beginning of the challenges they'll face in their first year together. The orphanage Sarah has tended to all her life and loves so much is suddenly a target of speculation by investors. She turns down several generous offers to buy the property, as she has no intention of selling, and Charlie has made it clear to her that the orphanage is to remain under her care, as he has no desire to interfere with it. But then ...as Charlie seems to grow more and more distant, strange occurrences begin happening at the orphanage. Accidents overtake the orphanage and its staff, and Sarah becomes convinced that a villain is to blame—someone to whom she won't sell the place. But who could be responsible? RR@H's Novel Thoughts
TO DISTRACTION 9/2006 ISBN: 0060839104 Deverell, Viscount Paignton, is in desperate need of a wife. Unmoved
by the matchmaking 'herd', he seeks help from his aunt, who directs him
to a lady she vows is perfect for him. Dispatched to a country house
party to look the lady over, he discovers her not swanning about among
the guests but with her nose buried in a book in the library. Phoebe Malleson is tempted to distraction by Deverell, but marrying him isn't part of her plan. Moved by an incident in her past, Phoebe has a secret cause to which she's committed. Unfortunately, telling Deverell to go away doesn't work, and he quickly learns of her secret. But someone powerful has her cause targeted for destruction - and her in their sights. Phoebe must accept Deverell's help... though the cost to them both might be dear—and deadly. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE 3/2005 ISBN: 0060505753 Gerrard Debbington is one of the chosen few -- the gentlemen who've learned their social and amorous skills at the feet of the masters. Handsome and wealthy, protégé and brother-in-law of Vane Cynster, Gerrard is part of the charmed Cynster family circle. One of the most eligible gentlemen in the ton, Gerrard is constantly besieged by offers from London's most sought-after beauties, but as the ton's foremost artistic lion, there's only one offer he wants to accept -- the chance to paint the fantastical but seldom-seen gardens of reclusive Lord Tregonning's Hellebore Hall. That chance is dangled before Gerrard, but to grasp it he must fulfill Lord Tregonning's demand that he also create an open and honest portrait of the man's daughter. Gerrard loathes the idea of wasting his time and talents on some simpering miss, but with no alternative, he agrees ... Only to discover that Jacqueline Tregonning inspires him as no other lady has. Certainly she is beautiful, but Gerrard is stunned by the deep emotions she stirs and is captivated by her passionate nature and innate goodness. He is soon convinced that Jacqueline is the soul mate he needs as his wife. But something is horribly wrong at Hellebore Hall. Evil lurks in the beautiful gardens and along the rambling pathways. And that evil reaches out to ensnare Jacqueline, trapping her in a web of insidious whispers -- whispers that paint her as a double murderess.
AN UNWILLING CONQUEST 1996 ISBN: 0263148963 Harry Lester had no intention of following his sister and brother into marriage. And to avoid the matchmakers, who'd gotten wind of the news that the Lester family fortunes had been repaired, he left London for Newmarket, only to find himself rescuing Mrs. Lucinda Babbacombe, a beautiful, managing widow who refused to accept his advice! But no matter that he could not quell his desire for her - marriage was definitely out!
EARTHLY DELIGHTS 3/1995 ISBN: 0821748661 She had found the dragon's tooth! At last Victoria Broadridge had absolute proof that great reptiles had once walked the land. It only remained to unearth the bones. Her twin brother, a noted academic, had been the perfect foil for her fossil research...for who in stuffy 1820s England would credit a woman with such a find? But now Roger was suddenly and inexplicably dead - and Victoria desperately needed someone to take his place. His past cloaked in scandal, his future mired in brandy and debt, handsome wastrel Gabriel Raddigan was everything Victoria despised - and just the man for the job. How could she have known that a treacherous enemy would scheme to destroy her work...or that Gabriel's dangerous secret would threaten both their lives - even as the passion flaming between them promised a world of heavenly romance and tantalizing... Earthly Delights.
DOUBLE DECEPTION 11/1989 ISBN:0821728253 Anne Sinclair hated leaving the safe world of Miss Turnbull's Academy to face the uncle she hadn't seen in years. But for the eligible young heiress there seemed little choice. Her arrogant uncle, the handsome Buckfast Sinclair, was determined to present his bluestocking niece to society and see her married off as quickly as possible. Anne's best friend Anna Sayle was the most beautiful girl at Miss Turnbull's--and the poorest...
REGENCY MORNING 1988 ISBN:0821731521 Laurie knew what everyone was saying--Pity the 3 dowerless St. John girls! Their father had died, leaving them destitute and at the mercy of their guardian, aloof and attractive cousin Tarquin. But practical Laurie had a Plan: first her sister Dora would wed Tarquin; then, Clarisse would enter a convent; leaving Laurie free to retire with a good book and an undemanding spouse. Unfortunately, Laurie had failed to take into consideration the whims of fate. Tarquin peremptorily decided to launch the St. John girls en masse into Society--the sooner to be rid of them, Laurie sniffed. Dora then proceeded to set her cap for the wrong man entirely, and Clarisse was positively reveling in London's glittering round of routs, balls, and soirees. But if her sisters were being decidedly disobliging, Laurie herself was the worst traitor of all. For somehow she had lost her heart to the arrogant Tarquin.
A SCENT OF LILAC 2/1991 ISBN:0821733249 Mr. Chance Harland was a most infuriating gentleman! Lilac Morton had traveled all the way to Yorkshire to discover the deep, dark secrets of the family's past. And now this rakish neighbor to her family's long-vacant estate was hindering her scheme in every way possible..
THE SEALED KNOT 1989 ISBN: 0802710859
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