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ENGLISH IVY 3/2002 ISBN: 0842319271 On the eve of her 21st birthday, Ivy Bowden has much to anticipate. Engaged to be married to the man her father has chosen for her, Ivy dreams of a secure, contented future. But when she finds herself in the arms of her roguish neighbor, her world is thrown into complete disarray. Ivy must choose to submit to her family's choice, follow the leading of her willful heart--or obey her Father's will.
SOMETIMES FOREVER 8/1996 ISBN: 0515119229 What began as a parlor joke soon became the scandal of the century when Ruel Chouteau, Marquess of Blackthorne, proposed marriage to Anne Webster, a common housemaid. When she accepted and called his bluff, Ruel and all of England were shocked. Marriage was the perfect opportunity for both of them--simple, practical and temporary--but on their honeymoon, Anne found herself falling in love with her husband.
AN HONORABLE MATCH 9/2004 ISBN:0821776592 Lady Sarah Harrison thought she might never marry, but her eccentric-and perennially impecunious-father has somehow contrived to betroth her to a duke! She knows better than to think it a love match, but it seems an eminently practical arrangement, if nothing more. However, when the dissolute duke elopes with a notorious actress from Drury Lane, his brother William must break the news to Lady Sarah. Offering for her hand himself would save them all from scandal, or so he says.but Sarah is far too proud to agree. William is mystified. Surely Lady Sarah must want to preserve her standing in society by any means possible. Though he is not so rich as his rakehell brother, he is well able to provide for a wife. If truth be told, he fell in love with her the moment he saw her. And convincing so charming a lady that she truly has his heart will be pure pleasure...
THE INCOMPARABLE CASSANDRA 12/2004 ISBN:0821776606 Lord Benjamin Rowland, the shy but wealthy Earl of Winchfield, wants only to be left in peace to pursue his studies of animals. He has little desire to be thrown together with a boisterous Incomparable like Lady Cassandra Blythe, lovely as she may be-particularly since her brother brought scandal on both their families by eloping with Benjamin's sister ten years ago. Cassandra is equally uninterested in Benjamin-he's far too meek for her fashionable tastes. But when their relatives arrange a Season-long round of matchmaking, Cassandra discovers that the bookish biologist has hidden depths, and the pleasures of popular society pale in comparison to the unexpected passion she has found...
LORD LANGDON'S TUTOR 10/2000 ISBN: 0821766759 Lady Clarissa Denham is set on a love match or nothing at all. But her father has promised her to Matthew Carstairs, Lord Langdonand she must consent, or be disinherited. Clarissa, meeting the flawless Corinthian of her fathers choice, might have been temptedwere it not for Matthews assumption that a mere five minutes acquaintance with him would make her his. Now, having turned this arrogant buck down flat, she must find a way to appease her father. Matthew, whose career in the House of Lords has left him unschooled in the frivolities of the ton, seeks a businesslike marriage free of sentiment. Rejected by Clarissa--the impudent chit!--he persuades her to coach him in the art of wooing some other bride. He is certain her distaste for himand her need to delude her matchmaking father--will make her the perfect accomplice in a charade of courtship. Until, that is, their practiced flirtation becomes passionately real.
MISS SCOTT MEETS HER MATCH 9/2002 ISBN: 082177378X The proprietor of a thriving import business, Elizabeth Scott was certainly no meek and mild maiden. But when her greedy cousin, intent on getting his hands on her considerable fortune, tried to kidnap her, the desperate beauty found herself fleeing in panic. Spying a ladder propped against a garden wall, she hurriedly made her escape. Yet just when she thought she was safe, she toppled pell-mell onto a handsome stranger--and discovered a whole new danger. Used to living a charmed, frivolous life, Spencer Willoughby, fourth son of a noble lord, suddenly found himself infinitely intrigued and strangely protective of the damsel in distress who had literally landed at his feet. Yet despite his heroics and the dazzling attraction between them, it soon became clear that the impudent miss thought him an indolent rake. Now, to prove his substance, he must defeat her unscrupulous cousin
and wage the most challenging battle of all
winning Elizabeths love.
MR. MCALLISTER SETS HIS CAP 3/2003 ISBN: 0821773798 Widowed from an unhappy arranged marriage, Emily Wallace, The Dowager Viscountess Tuncliffe, is determined to become an independent woman. Finding her newly inherited London townhouse in desperate need of repair, she hires Duncan McAllister, a disquietingly attractive Scottish architect, to undertake renovations. She soon finds her Berkeley Square home is not the only thing that seems to be reviving under his expert ministrations
Intrigued by the promise of a prestigious Mayfair commission, Duncan McAllister is nonetheless skeptical of working for the widow of an erstwhile nemesissurely she would make an unpleasant client? But from the moment he meets Emily Wallace until he stumbles upon an intriguing secret she keeps, he finds nothing to be further from the truth
as his designs for her home become designs on her heart.
A RAKISH SPY 7/2004 ISBN:0821776584 Vicar's daughter Charlotte Gregory spent much of her girlhood infatuated with the dashing Francis Burnham, Viscount Finchwood. As he was far beyond her touch, Charlotte accepted a suitor of more modest means, but when her faithless fiancÚ cries off, she takes a position as headmistress of a girls' school. Life is satisfying, if a trifle dull...until the day Charlotte meets Finch on a London street, and receives a most unconventional proposal. Since his military career was halted by an injury, Finch has found little to amuse himself. Morose and slipping into a life of dissipation, he is even tiring of his string of all-too-willing women, when Whitehall asks him to infiltrate a ring of French spies operating among the haut ton. Charlotte is just the person to help him, if he can convince her that for once his motives are worthy. However, convincing himself that his interest in the charming young lady is purely professional will be a far greater challenge...
TRUSTING LADY LUCY short story in ON BENDED KNEE 6/2003 ISBN: 0821774956 Lady Lucinda Denham yearns to be taken seriously by the sophisticated writers who flock to her mother's parties. All the more humiliating, then, when Stephen Charlton, London's most daring playwright, overhears Lucy telling a friend that his female characters just don't seem believable. But when the pair find themselves guests at the same country house party, Stephen learns that a woman need not be sophisticated to have insights into creativity...or the human heart.
CAPRICE 7/1994 ISBN: 0440212383 The ravishing, veiled beauty swept into London society on a cloud of mystery and intrigue. Who was Princess Soltana El Djemal, who conquered the fickle ton? Clarissa Willoughby's harmless deception was designed to open Almack's doors, otherwise closed to a young widow ready to shed her weeds. "Princess Soltana" could fool them all, including the rakehell corsair who had stolen Clarissa's breath with a kiss at Portsmouth Landing. But how long could the deception continue, when dashing Hadrian Blackburne pursued "Soltana" with a passion that made Clarissa jealous of the exotic temptress she knew was a sham.
IMPETUOUS 3/1995 ISBN: 0440215277 Recklessly she challenged the ton by offering to teach the social arts to a rugged soldier by name of Gabriel Blake. Lady Jane Blackburne was doing her patriotic duty at request of Wellington himself.
MISCHIEF ISBN: 0821770861 5/2002 When Napoleon brings his war to Persia, clever but shy Japonica Fortnom is chosen by the ailing Viscount Shrewsbury to arrange his escape from Baghdad. Desperate, she turns for help to the infamous Hind Div, a man as mysterious as he is merciless. Thinking her naught but a wily assassin, he drugs and seduces her in a night of passion that marks her very soul. Realizing her innocence too late, he agrees to send her to safety, aching to find her again some day
Pushed into a hasty marriage to provide the dying Viscount's five daughters with a trusted guardian, Japonica finds herself wed, widowed, and with child--all in the space of a fortnight. A year later, she arrives in England, wishing only to settle her unruly charges with Devlyn Sinclair, the new Viscount. She is stunned to discover he is none other than her savior and seducer--and that war wounds have left him with no memory of his former identity, or of their night together. Wary of claims he might make on their child--and her--Japonica keeps the past a secret, even as they share a household. Yet there is no denying the powerful emotions that draw them to each other
now and evermore.
MY OWN TRUE LOVE 7/1996 ISBN: 0821755366 The widowed Lady Cymbeline Bannock has the perfect solution for her unmarried daughter Hypolyte's holiday doldrums: Invite a potential suitor for the weekend! After all, it is a mother's duty to see to it that her lovely daughter receives the most wondrous Christmas gift of all: true love. Cymbeline's childhood friend, Ross Dunrobin is the most eligible bachelor on London's Marriage Mart. But from the moment the dashing nobleman arrives at the Bannock's Highland castle, it is Cymbeline who has stars in her eyes. Little does she know that Ross has been engaging in his own brand of matchmaking. Now, amid the snow, the sleigh bells, and the merriest of all romantic mix-ups, a most thrilling and delightful holiday wish is about to come true...
RISQUÉ 2/1996 ISBN: 0821752308 Transforming Madeline Foucant, an impoverished, convent-bred beauty, into England's most famous courtesan as part of a bet, Sebastian D'Arcy, the rakish Marquis of Brecon, is drawn despite himself to his own sensuous creation.
TEMPEST 1/1997 ISBN: 0821755501 On eve of the Battle of Waterloo, three British officers ask London's most celebrated poet and playwright to pen three very different letters to the women they love, and the letters change the women's lives forever.
THE DEVIL AND MISS WEBSTER 2001 ISBN: 0821769006 She Expects A Rogue... Companion to Lady Laura Ransom these last eleven years, Miss Eleanor Webster runs her dear friend's household with proficiency and grace, especially since Lord Ransom's recent demise. She certainly needs no interference from Laura's rakehell brother-in-law. But Captain Stephen Ransom is not a man easily dissuaded - or dismissed. With a sinking heart, Eleanor soon realizes that the handsome soldier has every intention of running the estate himself and letting her go! What's worse, the scoundrel has had the audacity to make her fall in love with him first! He Senses A Shrew... According to his late brother's solicitor, Eleanor Webster has seized control of his family's estate, Ransom Hall. Eager to settle the mess and wash his hands of familial responsibility, Stephen heads homeward and prepares for battle with the harridan governess. Instead of a gorgon, he finds a lady of intelligence, beauty...and a regrettably prim disposition. But the more he learns about the formidable Miss Webster, the more he suspects that beneath her prudish exterior beats a womanly heart-and passions well worth unleashing!
FORTUNE'S FOOLS 2/2004 ISBN:0821775634 Ready or not, the Honorable Maxwell Darby and his younger brother Tristram must brave the glittering world of London Society to hunt for heiresses, lovely or not. Scurrilous rumors abound: can it be true that their father, Lord Tavistoke, lost the family fortune in a card game? And is the Marquis of Cravenwell, a notorious gambler, behind the artful scheme to marry off Tavistoke's sons to the highest bidders? But Maxwell will have none of it, for his heart has been stolen by a certain young lady who is as spirited-and as penniless-as he: Kate O'Connor, the beautiful, red-haired daughter of an Irish horse trainer. But Kate won't even kiss him-she knows only too well that Maxwell Darby must and will marry for money. His ardent attentions are nothing more than a passing fancy, but she sees no reason to deny herself the innocent pleasure of his company. Her reputation? Well, that is no one's concern but her own.until the handsome young nobleman makes a startling confession. And Kate discovers that her most cherished dreams may be about to come true.
A GIFT FOR A ROGUE 10/2002 ISBN: 0821773232 After years as one of London's most notorious rakes, Alexander Havenhurst, Earl of Foxworth, has decided to settle down. He longs for the sort of storybook marriage his brother enjoys, but his reputation keeps most suitable ladies from taking him seriously. With pride bowing to need, Alex has but one option leftto consult a professional matchmaker who can give him the polish he lacks. And the only matchmaker who will agree to help him is the lovely widow Lady Isabelle Fanshaw, whose sparkling green eyes and ready wit do nothing to help his efforts to reform.
And Very Tempting...Lady Isabelle has guided many a young lady through the pitfalls of the social season. But how can she tame such a rake as Alex Foxworth, a man with manners more suited to a brothel than the drawing room? When the lout insists that he must flirt with someone, or go mad, Isabelle agrees to let him engage in some harmless repartee with her, as long as he behaves as a perfect gentleman in public. But as an important Christmas house party draws near, Isabelle realizes that her tutoring may be succeeding all too well. For she soon has no desire to see her beloved rake in any woman's arms but her own.
HIS SAVING GRACE 7/2002 ISBN: 0821773208 Adam Havenhurst, the handsome new vicar of Pixley, is aghast to find a progressive school for young ladies in the middle of his parish. Convinced that Grace Edgewood is a meddlesome upstart determined to lure young ladies into sin by teaching them Latin, calculus, and worse, fencing and swimming, he vows to expose her as a menace to the fabric of English society. Never mind that she is the most heavenly creature he's ever seen
or that he has fallen head over heels in love with her.
Or Steal Her Heart? How dare that sanctimonious man demand she repent when she has done nothing wrong other than broaden the horizons of her fellow females. Though Grace's curriculum has caused quite a scandal amongst Pixley's less enlightened citizens, the school itself is thriving, no thanks to the new vicar, a man too handsome, charming, and quick-witted to be such an insufferable prig! Inexplicably, her sworn detractor has the infuriating ability to make her heart beat with the mad wish to become his saving grace.
LADY OLIVIA TO THE RESCUE 2/2005 ISBN:0821777165 Drew Benton, Marquess of Sheridan, has no time for the beau monde's frivolities, particularly when society turns a blind eye to the city's poor. If he is considered cynical-some would say positively misanthropic-it's of little consequence to him. As is the ton's latest darling, Lady Olivia Cunningham. Wealthy, beautiful, and possessed of the sunniest disposition Sheridan has ever encountered, she is quick to find the good in everyone-even, apparently, him. A friend to the ton's wallflowers and all who are in need, Olivia is kind-hearted and generous by nature. Although her latest secret crusade is offering aid to the women of the demimonde, she is determined to spare time for Lord Sheridan. Never has Olivia met a man who so desperately requires a woman's love.
MARRIAGE MINDED 4/2005 ISBN:0821778382 Lady Elizabeth Winters hasn't a care in the world. At seven and twenty, she is wealthy, beautiful, the toast of the town, and happily single. Though she has received countless offers from men of wealth and power, she has never been tempted to accept. Marriage is for lesser mortals-she would rather waltz from dusk to dawn with the handsomest men in London! But war hero Captain Gideon Sparks is devilishly different from the fops and dandies who dance attendance upon her. His courage and his dash are legendary-and so is his rakish reputation. Lady Elizabeth is a fair prize indeed-and the captain is not the sort of man who takes no for an answer.
TO MARRY AN HEIRESS 6/2003 ISBN: 0821775626 The honorable Montgomery Darby loves only one thing in lifeDarwood Hall, the derelict estate that his father's dissolute ways have reduced to near ruin. It will take a fortune to restore the place to glory, and a fortune is at the heart of his father's latest scheme to snare Monty a wealthy wife during the London Season. No sooner does Montgomery arrive at Almack's than he sets his sights on the beautiful Adele. But gaining her favor requires the matchmaking skills of her wise cousin, Clarissa Starnes. Though penniless, Clarissa has a romantic soul and kind heart, and Montgomery begins to feel that he may be wooing the wrong woman
Or The Perfect Match? The last thing Clarissa needs is to spend her days and nights with Montgomery Darby, helping him to win the hand of her lovely and spoiled cousin. Putting herself in his company is foolish in the extreme, but it seems her heart can deny the dashing lord nothing. And amidst the pageantry and pomp of London's elite, could she possibly persuade Monty that true love is more important than money when it comes to turning Darwood Hall into a happy home?
RESCUING CAPTAIN ROCHER short story in A HUSBAND FOR MAMA 4/2003 ISBN: 0821774913 When French sea captain Bastien Rocher arrives to navigate the choppy seas of London society for his beloved daughter Marie, his new neighbor, Lady Anne Westhaven, realizes that they can help each other. While she can guide Marie through her Season, Captain Rocher can provide the discipline her rapscallion son Mathew sorely needs. None could predict the madcap adventure to follow when their two children decide their parents belong togetheras husband and wife
EVERGREEN 2/1995 ISBN: 0312953763 Moriah Lane has been condemned by society and sentenced to life as an outcast for a crime she didn't commit. With only her faith to sustain her, she is determined to right the wrongs that have held her captive for four years...until she meets the one man whose mission is to keep her from seeing justice done. Royd Camden is a prisoner of his own 'respectability.' But when he sees Moriah, he cannot ignore her beauty - or her innocence that shines through a place of dark despair. He swears to reach the woman behind the haunted eyes, never dreaming that his vow will launch them both on a perilous journey that will test her faith and shake his carefully-wrought world to its foundation. But can they free each other from their pasts and trust their hearts to love?
KINDRED SPIRITS 12/1982 ISBN: 0671464869
THE DARK STRANGER 3/1999 ISBN: 0821761552 An Incorrigible Miss... Despite two London season, a gaggle of besotted beaux, and her mother's incurable matchmaking, Cupid's darts had found no chink in lovely Nicole Wynstan's heart. She considered love a dangerous emotion, and spinsterhood a freer state than matrimony. She was, however, intrigued by the village tattle about the new Marquis of Cranbourne: 'a libertine and wickedly handsome.' But when the enigmatic Marquis interrupted her morning ride to doer her off his land, she gave him a fiery retort - only to be answered with a kiss, to teach her a lesson. A High-Handed Nobleman... Jocelyn Sturbridge of Cranbourne found females fascinating, maddening, expensive, and in need of correction - even one as beguiling as this pert chit. And it amused him to see her flush (could it, perchance, be more than anger?) Little did Jocelyn dream Nicky suspected him of criminal activity, and intended to unmask him. Still less did Nicky know the hazards of such a reckless course - or the irresistible peril to her sensibilities!
PRINCESS CHARMING 1/2003 ISBN: 0060505621 Once upon a time, a duke's daughter lived with her evil stepmother and her two evil stepsisters. Lucy Charming has sworn to never again depend on any man, even one as strong as the handsome gentleman who rescues her from danger. The Crown Prince of Santadorra has sworn off acts of heroism and fair maidens. But Lucy, who knocks him unconscious at their first meeting and spurns his gallant assistance at every turn, proves an irresistible lure on both counts. Marrying nobility just isn't Lucy's idea of happily ever after...until Nicholas proves that the magic of their love will endure well beyond the stroke of midnight--it promises to cast its spell for a lifetime.
THE FRENCHWOMAN 1977 ISBN: 0312305370 She belonged to one man, yet loved another. Like all Frenchwomen, fiercely passionate Juliette Delahousse knew the arts of love. Exiled to England by her jealous stepmother, betrothed to a cold stranger, she yearned for the one man who could quell her surging desires. Then she met him, Blake Lockington, her husband's elder brother. As the Napoleonic wars raged across Europe, Juliette's smoldering beauty ignited another battle - a flaming struggle between two brothers. One of them would be destroyed before the winner could claim his exquisite prize.
Susan Spencer Paul
BEGUILED 4/1998 ISBN: 037329008X Lady Lillian Walford had the look of perfection. Yet a fateful flaw doomed her to a life of silence. And although Anthony Harbreas, the gallant Earl of Graydon, had showered her with his attention, Lillian knew she was fit to be no man's wife. So why had the much-sought-after earl asked her to be his true-bound bride? Tricked by her brother into marriage with the lovely Lillian, Anthony was quick to realize his incredible luck. For he knew that beneath the surface of her quiet beauty, Lillian was a priceless jewel. And he was determined to convince his innocent wife of her true worth and their golden future.
A PROMISE TO KEEP short story in TIS THE SEASON 11/2001 ISBN: 0373291833
TOUCH OF NIGHT 8/2005 ISBN: 0312933878 My Dearest Reader- I beg your pardon for unburdening my secrets to you, for I am a man accursed.... I hail from an ancient Welsh clan, descended from magic-some of it dark indeed. For generations we have hidden our powers, acquired great wealth, and entered England's aristocracy. Oh, do not stare at me so! I feel your mocking eyes. You mark my muddy clothes. You think me mad. But once I, Niclas Seymour, was the most eligible bachelor of Regency England! Then came the blood curse that left me a night-wanderer with no peace. And no hope....except Julia Linley. I can redeem myself through her, or so the Dewin Mawr, the leader of the Families (as we call ourselves), has told me. Now Lady Julia has consented to let me escort her on a perilous journey. You doubt my words? `Tis true. This innocent lady believes me to be a gentleman. Yet as we ride into a mist-shrouded landscape of faery realms and evil sorcerers, I feel forbidden urges within me. I want her surrendering to my kiss. You think me a monster? I ask for your mercy. Magic is a dangerous art, and passion a sword that can cleave a heart in twain. But perhaps love can slay my dark demons, or so I dare to dream... Your obedient servant, Niclas Seymour, Castle Tylluan, Wales. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
DIVIDED LOYALTY 4/1988 ISBN:0446349151 Lady Judith Hallowell gathered her skirts about her, scampered down the gangplank, and planted her dainty feet firmly on Yankee soil. America and England were close to being at war again, but that did not sway her. Weary of London's giddy social whirl, she was coming to Newport to seek a man of substance and wit. Here her New England father favored the handsome, eligible Nathaniel Bellingham. Judith, however, soon would proclaim Yankee gents to be no better than the vain dandies she had known in London...
Rachel Cosgrove Payes
THE COACH TO HELL 1979 ISBN:0872165469 Rescued from poverty to live in an opulent mansion filled with servants, loved by two adventurous and passionate men, Georgina's new life was wantonly wonderful. But she was caught between her arrogant, wealthy benefactor and his rakeshell coachman brother.
LADY ALICIA'S SECRET 4/1986 ISBN: 0373310102 Lady Alicia had a plan... Since the gallants who courted her were enchanted only by her face and her fortune, Lady Alicia Morgan Fitzhugh St. John was determined to seek true love elsewhere - away from London and all who knew her. So she created Morgan Fitzhugh, a gentlewoman of modest means and in need of employment. Answering an advertisement, Alicia was hired as personal secretary to Darcy Cummings, Baron Pennsfield. But then her stratagem broke down. The baron was uncommonly bad-tempered and seemed to take an instant dislike to her. Clearly, love still eluded Alicia - but in the meantime, she just might enjoy a battle of wits...
LOVE'S CHARADE 1/1981 ISBN:0872167704 Never marry a younger son!...Since her father is a younger son who inherited neither title nor money, Merrie Lassiter fully understands her mother's instructions. So she prepares for a season in London with her sights set on at least an earl, if not a duke. And if people somehow mistake her for an heiress, that's not her fault. Meanwhile, handsome Beau Fallon has wrangled party invitations by letting people think he is a wealthy lord. Well, he is a lord, but naught else, because he is a younger son. When Merrie and Beau meet during the endless rounds of parties, the sparks fly. But it's nothing compared to the explosion when the truth about them both is finally revealed!
LOVE'S ESCAPADE 1981 ISBN:0872168344
LOVE'S PROMENADE 1981 ISBN:0872168050 Taysie and Rho Lassiter are identical twins--and seeing double means double trouble. The misapprehensions begin when Taysie and the family move to Brighton, leaving Rho in London with an ailing relative. In London Rho is smitten with the handsome Baron Guildford. Unfortunately he thinks she is Taysie, whom he met in Brighton. And Rho is afraid to correct him. Meanwhile, the high-spirited Taysie, dazzling men as she promenades through Brighton, has set her sights on the wealthy Sir Godfrey. And part of her scheme includes switching identities with her hapless twin sister. In the ensuing confusion the girls discover that only a man in love can tell them apart. The problem is: Will the right man pick the right sister?
LOVE'S RENEGADE 3/1981 ISBN:0872168093 Lena Lassiter's two older sisters were marrying lords. And just what were Lena's accomplishments in comparison? She had beautiful penmanship and had acquired a position to Lady Beekman. It was not quite what her sisters had, to be sure, but it did afford Lena certain possibilities. For instance it gave her an entree to eligible, wealthy young men who would make good husbands. Unfortunately, Lena acquired her would-be husband all too quickly. It was Lady Beekman's harebrained plan to protect her godson from scheming females by passing off Lena as his fiancee. Never in her wildest dreams did Lena expect to find herself engaged to a man she'd never met--while falling in love with another young man who was neither wealthy nor suited to be a good husband!
LOVE'S SERENADE 5/1981 ISBN: 0872168174 Not so beautiful music. Electra Lassiter can play the harp - but not very well. But that doesn't stop her good-hearted music teacher from involving Electra in an orchestra composed of well-bred young ladies. The aim of this orchestra is to entertain soldiers recuperating from the Napoleonic Wars - a noble endeavor, until Electra meets the handsome but odious Captain Martin Bothemer. Unfortunately for our harpist heroine, the musically inclined captain objects strenuously: to the orchestra, to the harp, and especially to Electra. Instead of making beautiful music, they yowl and screech like two people eminently suited to each other, but who have yet to realize it!
SATAN'S MISTRESS 1981 ISBN: 0872167267 With dizzying speed, beautiful Fiona McQuade went from shopgirl to protégé of a duke and duchess. Dazzled by the luxurious living, Fiona forgot her lowly origins and even dreamed of marrying Viscount Will Huxley, the duchess's handsome lover. But of course the arrogant duke and duchess had other plans for the lovely Fiona. They all were members of the dreaded Hellfire Club: jaded nobility who satiated their decadent desires on the young and innocent. And so the unawakened Fiona was ravished by many men, the handsome Will Huxley among them. She had been sold into sexual slavery, and Fiona vowed they all would pay, even the man she loved.
LOVE'S DELUSION 9/1980 ISBN: 0792705971 Beauteous Jocelyn Franklin, wealthy heiress, had found among her courting beaux and simpering exquisites few men she could respect and not one she could love. Now Jocelyn was in London on behalf of her sister, Maria. Gentle, freshly widowed Maria was now rejoining society. And Jocelyn wished to insure that her sweet-natured sister would not be bullied by her cold, imperious guardian into marrying hastily, against her heart--a prospect of likelihood, since Maria's purse strings were controlled by the Viscount. The whole thing made Jocelyn maddeningly angry--a state in which the Viscount found her surprisingly irresistible. Could the headstrong two negotiate Maria's match with Cupid's mischievous bow bent suddenly in their direction?
THE IMPROPER WIFE 11/2004 ISBN: 0446614378 She said: How could I, Maggie Delaney, have been duped? Swept off my feet and married to a man who lied about his name, I now find myself at the mercy of extreme circumstances, with no money and an infant son. But I have found the owner of my husband’s false name: Captain John Grayson, a soldier, a hero, and a man of means. He doesn’t believe my story, but there is hope. Captain Grayson’s cousins, of big hearts and little suspicion, are eager to accept his new “wife” and make me a lady. How can I, a woman on the brink of ruin, refuse? He said: Does she take me, Captain John Grayson, for a fool...easily taken in by her beauty and willing to go along with her charade? When she first came to me with her preposterous claims, I did my gentlemanly duty. I paid her debts and took no advantage of her. Now I find her and her son at my ancestral home, beloved by all. I could easily throw her out, but her fierce pride and smoldering eyes tempt me to keep her...and make her my wife both in my heart and my bed. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN 10/2005 ISBN: 0446614386 The Wife...I, Emma Chambers, have only myself to blame. To avoid an unwanted marriage, I agreed to be wed in name only to Spenser Keenan, a dashing, devilishly handsome soldier. But he fled to war and adventure, leaving me to care for his crumbling estate. Now my so-called husband is home. And however attentive his behavior, I will not be fooled twice. The Husband...I, Spenser Keenan, cannot believe it. The timid girl I married is now a beautiful, captivating woman who has kept her part of our marriage bargain through the most trying of circumstances. Worse, she believes I ignored her pleas for help. But I intend to set things right, not only because it is my duty, but because Emma's fiery spirit is seducing me in ways I never thought possible. More than anything, I long to take her to my bed tonight-and make her heart mine forever. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
Jane Myers Perrine
THE MAD HERRINGTONS 6/2002 ISBN: 0803495366 Aphrodite Herrington is the only sane one in her unusually large family --including her parents. The girls, Terpsichore and Athena, are saucy and flirtatious while the boy, Aklepios, runs away from Cambridge and loves to pull pranks. They all converge at a house party meant to celebrate Aphrodites engagement. The guests include Terpsichores former beau, Callum McReynolds, who still loves her but is too proud to admit it, and Thomas Warwick, an acknowledged rake who starts to fall in love with Aphrodite just as her fiancé, Frederick, falls for Aphrodites sister Athena. When Aklepios shows up masquerading as an Italian count, Aphrodite knows that for once her family beyond her control. Worst of all she finds herself falling in love with Thomas. They decide to entertain themselves and the guests by putting together a performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream. And as if written by Shakespeare himself the love affairs begin to unravel.
THE ABSENTEE EARL 9/1992 ISBN: 0373311826 She had married him for better or worse... Viola Challerton, Lady Avery, had survived the scandal which had followed in the wake of her wedding to the Earl of Avery, one year ago. Less than two hours after their vows had been exchanged, Richard, Lord Avery, had absconded and was not expected ever to return. When he did, Viola quickly learned that little had changed, except for herself!
BELLE OF PORTMAN SQUARE 1/1992 ISBN: 0373311656 Here debt was far greater than his... With her brother safely wed to an heiress, Miss Diantha Atwood thought their troubles were at an end. But a surprise visitor brought news of such serious consequences that Diantha felt compelled to turn to her brother's boon companion, Lord Devlin. Though secretly she believed him to have corrupted her brother's values, the situation was too threatening to indulge her personal grievances. Yet Lord Devlin never once faltered in his determination to help Diantha defend her brother's honour. She did not know he did so not only to secure her brother's future, but to secure her heart, as well.
CONTRARY LOVERS 4/1988 ISBN:037331020X Davida and Lyall were shocked to discover their fathers had years ago engaged them in a secret marriage contract. Davida had no desire to wed rich, high-handed Lord Lyall, while he claimed the idea of matrimony repelled him.
THE FALSE BETROTHAL 9/1984 ISBN:0449205134 No lady had more suitors than lovely Alexa Eiseley, but few were more adamantly
opposed to the married state. Alexa enjoyed her life, did, not consider herself
on the shelf and, to the great consternation of her stuffy brother, George, had
no plans to change her status.Then, one night, she gave shelter to young Leigh
Winslow on a stormy night with no servants at home and in full view of her
neighbors. To quiet the gossips Alexa agreed to announce her "betrothal" to Leigh's uncle, her good friend the Earl of Winslow, himself a confirmed bachelor.They planned to continue the hoax only until the wagging tongues stopped wagging. But the betrothal seemed to have a life of its own. What's more, these two good friends found themselves in a near constant state of quarreling.Why was it so complicated?
THE HEART'S WAGER 7/1991 ISBN:0373311532 She liked him entirely too much for her own good. English Society was not pleased with Miss Vivian Spalding or her outspoken American ways. Mr. Lucien Reed, "the supreme arbiter of fashion" was to become the initial object of Miss Spalding's displeasure with the ton. He felt obliged as an English gentleman to disabuse her of her nacky notion. In so doing, Lucian found himself in one bumblebroth after another, and Vivian was forced to revise her opinion of him. He had proven he was more than a fashionable fribble. But how much more, Vivian dared not find out.
LONDON TANGLE 5/1995 ISBN: 0449286975 Besieged with requests by social lionesses wanting to be considered au courant, Rowena Morely's talent for hypnotism was dazzling the town. Lord Barlow, skeptical of her abilities, watched with growing alarm as both his mother and young ward spent entirely too much time with the green-eyed charlatan. Rowena could not resist a challenge, and Barlow's ill-mannered cynicism dared her to hypnotize the confirmed bachelor into believing that he would soon become enslaved in marriage. Of course, it was all a trick, but the unsuspecting Barlow quickly discovered her spell was wreaking havoc on his mind and heart. For the woman who had ensnared him totally was the bewitching Rowena herself!
THE MARQUIS AND THE MISS 5/1989 ISBN:0373311028 Love struck at a most inopportune time! It was with some trepidation that the Marquis of Jarred presented himself to Miss Olivia Anthony, the woman his uncle demanded he marry. Wonder of wonders, Livvie possessed refreshing candor and breathtaking beauty. In love at last, Jarred hoped their courtship would gallop merrily to its desired conclusion. Yet Livvie hardly expected to fall in love at this time in her life. Her chief wish was to find her missing brother Jack. To her joy, and dismay, she discovered he had become a notorious highwayman! Surely the marquis would never sully his family's name by wedding the sister of a common criminal!
PRESCOTT'S LADY 4/1990 ISBN:0373311230 She was determined not to repeat her mistake. Lady Eleanor Whiting may have been the toast of the ton, but she was no fool. When Lord Peter Prescott, the handsome devil of a rake, was spotted with the mistress he had pledged to give up, Lady Eleanor returned his engagement ring in a bit o'muslin, making him the laughingstock of town. When they are thrown together by unavoidable circumstances three years later, the legendary battle of wills continues full steam. Neither will admit to the passion that lies beneath the contempt and each one is determined to best the other. Fueled by what she thinks is further evidence of Lord Peter's perfidy, Lady Eleanor decides to teach him a lesson he will never forget. But when the confessions of family and friends reveal her error, Lady Eleanor Whiting must change her plan - to Gretna Green or bust!
ROSALIND 10/1985 ISBN:0449208729 "You can't be thinking of marriage for the girl. She's just a child!" Rosalind McHenry's outrage knows no bounds when her wastrel brother announces a dubious design: He intends to marry off his daughter, Felicity, a mere schoolroom miss, to the worldly Earl of Eberhart in exchange for settlement of his copious gambling debts. Aunt Rosalind is having none of it. With the help of her long-suffering beau, Waldo, she is convinced she can dissuade the earl and save her lamb from the slaughter. Determined to wound his pride, she treats the earl--long doted on by the ton--with the utmost disdain. What Rosalind doesn't realize is that her real feelings for the earl are far from disdainful. And that the earl, though he secretly wishes to make other marital arrangements, fears that breaking off the engagement will send Felicity to a fate worse than Rosalind can imagine...
ROXANNE 2/1987 ISBN:0449211258 Miss Roxanne Franklin, a provincial miss at her first Season in London, felt sure Lord Stanwyck was gammoning her when he offered her his unofficial guardianship.
SAMANTHA 5/1983 ISBN:0449202178
THEA 2/1985 ISBN:0449206963 Quite simply, Miss Thea Campion was a bit above marriage. And she didn't mind saying so to any gentleman who might inquire. She had even told off the rakishly handsome Viscount Emery, even though he was quite a catch. A catch, that is, for any young lady so foolish as to subscribe to the nonsensical notion of matrimony! But Thea's high spirits took a tumble when the London society beauty Louisa Beaseley appeared and declared her prior claim on the Viscount's affections. Miss Beaseley even wept and wailed and threatened scandal--the ninnyhammer--until Emery, reluctant but desperate, agreed to marry her. Now his wedding grew closer day by day and Thea felt his longing gaze, so full of love and regret, burn deeper into her heart with each passing hour. But what could be done? Only something that bordered on the unthinkable!
VANESSA 10/1989 ISBN:0373311117 When the Viscount Peregren called Vanessa Whitmore an antidote, he certainly hadn't meant for her to overhear him. He had simply been explaining that surely if she was a Beauty, her fiancé would not have run away with his fiancee...
SAVAGE SURRENDER 9/1977 ISBN: 0441751601 Robbed of her innocence, Elise Lesconflair becomes a woman of bold desires in a breathtaking romantic adventure that sweeps across continents. Caught in a web of twisted destinies, she journeys from the luxury of a French chateau to the horrors of a West Indies slave ship.from the exotic existence as pirate Jean Lafitte's mistress to unspeakable degradation at the hands of brutal men. Woven throughout the sultry landscape of her saga is Garth McClelland.mysterious, secretive Garth, a man whose worldly power is surpassed only by his insatiable lust for the ravishing Elise. Their romance soars to the peak of unquenchable passion, plumbs the depths as they fight treachery, intrigue.and their need for each other, until finally they unite in an inferno of rapturous love!
DESIRE NEVER DIES 1/2007 ISBN: 0061138088 Three of London's most admired and desired ladies—these women share more in common than grace, beauty, and charm. Each with her own special talent, together they are three of England's greatest spies. From the Desk of Lady M. Lady Anastasia Whittig is a true lady in every sense—and an absolute master at code-breaking. She has never operated in the field, yet I feel confident this beautiful, talented agent can triumph in the face of even the most dire peril. Her mission: Working with master spy Lucas Tyler, she must expose the mastermind who is attempting to bring down our secret organization. She must maintain a strictly professional relationship with the admittedly attractive Tyler throughout, for even a hint of scandal could compromise their operation. Potential weaknesses: Ana can be most passionate when provoked. And Tyler is a seductive scoundrel who's never failed to win a lady's confidence. The temptations of this man might prove irresistible... RR@H's Novel Thoughts
FROM LONDON WITH LOVE 8/2006 ISBN: 0060798610 From the Desk of Lady M... Meredith Sinclair is one of my best agents. She is stunning, witty and resourceful. She sparkles at every gala and can conquer any man with a whisper and a smile. Her target: Tristan Archer, Marquis of Carmichael. Known as a proud and powerful member of society, he also once saved Meredith's life. She should trade on her seductive wiles and their prior relationship, if necessary. Her mission: To uncover a treacherous plot and bring a potential traitor to justice. Potential weaknesses: The dashing marquis's bold, intimate caress. His devilish good looks. And his devastating kiss that could bring even the best spy to her knees... RR@H's Novel Thoughts
SEDUCTION IS FOREVER 10/2007 ISBN: 0061138096 From the Desk of Lady M. Daring, beautiful, and fiercely intelligent, Emily Redgrave has always seemed to me to be invincible. But after her recent encounter with a deadly assassin, I believe it is best for both Emily and this agency if her next assignment poses less risk of harm to her nimble body. Her mission: She must do everything in her power to defend Grant Ashbury, the very powerful—and very handsome—Lord Westfield, against the nameless, faceless enemies who seek his utter destruction. Unbeknownst to Emily, Grant will be engaged in his own mission for the Crown—to protect her. Potential difficulties: Destined to chase each other in circles around London, Emily and Grant will be easily frustrated... and easily distracted by every flicker of passion between them. Though it could put them in danger, a seduction will be nearly impossible to resist. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
Phyllis Taylor Pianka
AMETHYST short story in THE THACKERY JEWELS 12/1994 ISBN:0373312164 Amethyst has a penchant for strays. When she finds an unwanted baby, she refuses to give him up, despite the scandal caused by "Amy's baby." Her five-times-married aunt Udora says she must find the baby a father, but the best candidate is far from Amy's first choice!
THE CALICO COUNTESS 9/1990 ISBN:0373311346 She was the answer to his prayers and he had no intention of letting her go... Emily Merriweather Harding had little idea that when she rescued the tipsy, grimy, aging ragamuffin from a gang of youthful thugs, she had rescued a countess. Claiming to have been assumed lost at sea some seventeen years past, the cantankerous but lovable old gammer demanded to be taken home to her beloved only son, James Carstairs, Earl of Berrington. Emily anticipated a tender reunion. She was not prepared for the earl's angry ultimatum. Either Emily stay to chaperon her accomplice or he would put them both back on the street where they belonged!
A COVENTRY COURTSHIP 8/1992 ISBN: 037331180X She had expected an heirloom but all she got was the headache! Wed and widowed four times, Lady Udora Middlesworth was quite certain she'd experienced all. This became patently untrue as she was charged with the guardianship of The Thackery Jewels: Amythest, Emerald, and Topaz, three of the mangiest mudlarks she'd ever beheld. Too much of a handful, Udora decided to hire on Aaron Bently who had volunteered his help. Little was Udora to know that having done so, she had leapt from the fat into the fire!
DAME FORTUNE'S FANCY 3/1987 ISBN:037331017X Juliana Penridge was beautiful, intelligent...and penniless. She had been deprived of her dead husband's estate when an unscrupulous cutthroat presented false papers of ownership. But Juliana's spirit remained unbroken, and she set out to find herself a job. Instead she found Miles Harcourt lying injured in the road. Juliana helped the enigmatic, undeniably attractive gentleman to a nearby country house and nursed him back to health. Miles repaid Juliana for her kindness by escorting her to London. The gossipmongers soon began wagging their tongues, however, and Juliana thought it best to leave. If only she hadn't fallen in love...
EMERALD short story in THE THACKERY JEWELS 12/1994 ISBN:0373312164 Emerald is a bluestocking. Her dream is to live in a home with a library large enough to keep her occupied for a lifetime. But when she meets Jonathon Trent, Lord Milford, she finds herself occupied in other, infinitely more exciting ways!
HEATHER WILD 1/1982 ISBN:0440135370 She was taken by storm--abducted from a London dressmaker's shop and transported to distant Heatherwood Castle. How could the distressed Lady Elizabeth Cambridge know that it was a case of mistaken identity...that Marcus, the dashing Duke of Heatherford, had spoken for her look-alike niece and that his reckless brother, Arthur, had decided to kidnap the bride? Alas! Before she even realized the true peril of her situation, Elizabeth was a willing prisoner in her gilded cage, torn between two passionate men...and her own hostage heart!
THE LARK'S NEST 4/1991 ISBN: 0373311486 The Lark from Lyons was not what she seemed.... The ton was mad for Yvette Corde. The celebrated chanteuse was all the crack for Society parties, even though she had begun her career as an upstairs maid. Lord Bancroft did not require that his mistress have rank of fortune, only a face and figure to woo the gods and a voice to charm the angels. But Yvette did require that Lord Bancroft take his offer of carte blanche elsewhere, even if she was sorely tempted. For she could never be certain of her future as long as she knew what lurked in her past!
MIDNIGHT FOLLY 7/1984 ISBN: 0373310056 Anne, alone in the world but for her friend Lillian, was determined to lead a
rich and independent life. So when Lillian said she was going to England to find
the father of her daughter, Sarah, Anne went too. The inherited cottage on the
Cornish coast was just the place for her new life. But fate prevented Lillian's
reaching England, and Anne's reaching her cottage. Suddenly, Anne found herself
the guardian of young Sarah, and searching for the father, the Duke of
Lyonswood. As if Anne hadn't problems enough, the arrogant deceitful duke,
disclaimed his daughter and accused Anne of trickery! Anne knew that he was
lying,,,just as sure as she knew that, tragically, she loved him.
THE PAISLEY BUTTERFLY 12/1980 ISBN:0440171059 Poverty did have its privileges, mused Lady Margaret Battersby Spence, happily forced into commerce by circumstance--and character. But all too soon a near scandal obliged her to close the doors of her beloved bookshop and enter the private employ of His Grace, the Duke of Waldenspire. How could she spurn his too generous, timely offer? Why did she distrust him so? The dashing duke threatened her composure and her hard-won independence. She had lost her business, not her head. She couldn't afford to lose her heart!
THE SLEEPING HEIRESS 1/1980 ISBN:0440175518 She was the only child of a broken home, daughter of the Earl of Concord, shut away in a drab boarding school and forgotten. Then, suddenly, the father Amy barely knew was dead. She was Lady Dorset, about to enter society on the arm of her handsome young guardian, Jason, Lord Winford. It was too much, too soon...to be torn from the stern, colorless school and thrust into a world of luxury and brillance...to be pursued by Beau Brummel himself, and every other dasher in the beau monde...and to discover her true feelings for Jason even as he guided her toward marriage---to another man! Could Jason ever forget the child she had been and see the beautiful woman who stood before him, a woman ready to fight to win the man she loved?
THE TART SHOPPE 6/1989 ISBN:0373311036 "Teas and Cakes for Discriminating Tastes". The sign outside The Tart Shoppe door came as a welcome relief to Lady Constance. She and her Aunt Millicent were travelling from Cornwall to London.
THE THACKERY JEWELS 12/1994 ISBN:0373312164 Three beautiful sisters, each one a gem! AMETHYST has a penchant for strays. When she finds an unwanted baby, she refuses to give him up, despite the scandal caused by "Amy's baby." Her five-times-married aunt Udora says she must find the baby a father, but the best candidate is far from Amy's first choice! EMERALD is a bluestocking. Her dream is to live in a home with a library large enough to keep her occupied for a lifetime. But when she meets Jonathon Trent, Lord Milford, she finds herself occupied in other, infinitely more exciting ways! TOPAZ was adopted at birth, which might explain her wild ways and adventurous spirit. Udora feels that marriage will help to settle her down. But marriage to the wrong man? That is something Topaz will never accept--no more than she will accept the secret of her parentage!
TOPAZ short story in THE THACKERY JEWELS 12/1994 ISBN:0373312164 Topaz was adopted at birth, which might explain her wild ways and adventurous spirit. Udora feels that marriage will help to settle her down. But marriage to the wrong man? That is something Topaz will never accept--no more than she will accept the secret of her parentage!
REGENCY CHRISTMAS SPIRITS 10/2001 ISBN: 0451204387
THE BANISHED BRIDE 7/2002 ISBN: 0451205618 Aurora and Alex have been married for thirteen years- although one would hardly know it. They cannot recognize each other's laughter. Nor have they ever shared an intimate embrace. Because the last -and first -time Alex saw his wife was at their wedding, and even then, it was through a thick veil and the haze of drink. ...Married off at tender ages by their families, Aurora and Alex have since carved out separate lives for themselves-hers, a chaste one at home, and his, that of a worldly soldier. But while on a mission to find a woman spy; Alex mistakes Aurora for his enemy--but little does he know that she is his own wife or that the fiery-tongued vixen will stir embers of passion that will ignite an undying love....
CODE OF HONOR 7/1998 ISBN: 0451195469 Winning the attentions of the beautiful young artist with the fiery temper was a challenge to any man, but the Earl of Branford was willing to try--after all, he had a wager of five hundred pounds at stake. Unaware he'd been set up as a pawn, the simple wager turned dangerous as passion flared and scandal threatened to follow. He would fall victim to his own growing love for her.
THE DEFIANT GOVERNESS 1/1998 ISBN: 0451194799 Lady Jane Stanhope, vowing that no one would bridle her spirit, had devised the most extraordinary plan to escape an arranged marriage. The high-spirited, highborn, and highly pampered Lady Jane was running away...to enter service! As governess to the ward of the mysterious Marquess of Saybrook, Lady Jane was posing as a plain Jane in order to keep her independence. Before long this most unconventional governess was winning the heart of the melancholy little boy in her charge-and losing her own to the haughty, extremely handsome lord of the manor. Alas, Jane knew that the most a titled gentleman could offer a mere governess was-ruin. Now Jane had to find a way to be a lady again-before she gave in to the temptation of the Marquess's kisses.
A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH 6/2001 ISBN: 0451203852 Miss Derrien Edwards is not a typical Scottish lass. Opinionated and headstrong, she dares to go where no woman has gone before the golf course at St. Andrews. With her bouncy blond curls tucked under her woolen cap, and her freckles hidden by smudges of dirt, Derrien satisfies her love of the links by passing as a caddie--a young male caddie. The Viscount Marquand is not a typical English lord. He spurns the gaming halls and brothels frequented by other men of the ton. But when his ne'er-do-well father bets their ancestral home on the outcome of a golf game, it's up to Marquand to save his beloved estate. His trip to Scotland to learn the game throws his well-ordered life into turmoil, especially when he's paired up with an impudent caddie who goes by the name of "Derry"--and when he takes a chance on love that's not par for the course...
THE HIRED HERO 6/1999 ISBN: 0451196929 When Lady Caroline Talcott comes into possession of a secret missive vital to England's fight against Napoleon, she impulsively hastens to London-to deliver the papers to the minister herself...Waylaid by mysterious assailants, Caroline is rescued by the rakish Julian Atherton, the new Earl of Davenport. Keeping her identity secret, she offers Julian a small fortune to conduct her safely to London. The sum will fill his empty pockets, though Julian has to toil mightily to earn it. In the process, he discovers that Caroline is everything a lady should not be: outspoken, clever, and fearless. As they are pursued across the English countryside, Julian's grudging respect for her courage turns into desire--then into a love unlike he has ever known....
A LADY OF LETTERS 10/2000 ISBN: 0451201701 In high society circles, lady Augusta Hadley is expected to act demure and look pretty for the wife-seeking lords of the ton. To express her political views without fear of being ostracized, she pens editorials under the name "Firebrand"--but despite her efforts to conform, her brash personality has made her a pariah among gentlemen...especially with the Earl of Sheffield. Bored with the frivolous lifestyle of a notorious rake, Sheffield takes to politics and speaks of the country's social ills in Parliament. Encouraged by the words of the "Firebrand," he begins a correspondence, creating a close friendship with the mysterious writer. But how would Sheffield react if he knew that the "Firebrand" was actually Augusta--a woman whose personality not only infuriates him, but arouses his ire with a passion he never believed he'd find?
THE MAJOR'S MISTAKE 8/2000 ISBN: 0451200969 After fending off the advances of a malicious lord, Lady Miranda is discovered in a a state of dishevelment by her husband-Julian Grosvenor-who believes she's been in a tryst. Betrayed and hurt, Julian accepts a major's commission with the army and goes to war, but not before initiating divorce proceedings. Disowned by her family, Miranda is taken in by her ex-husband's aunt--and soon gives birth to her son, Justin. Seven years later, Julian returns from service as a titled marquess and enters Miranda's life once again. Though shocked to discover that he is a father, he plans to raise Justin as his heir, but Miranda doesn't want her son to inhabit the aristocratic world that shunned her after the divorce. As Julian and Miranda try to decide what's best for their son, former passions are reawakened. But if they are to love once again, they must first learn to forgive.
SECOND CHANCES 1/2000 ISBN: 0451198212 For Allegra Proctor, tutoring the Earl of Wrexham's son had its disadvantages -- namely, the widowed earl himself. He was arrogant, high-handed, impossibly vain...and distractingly dashing! But Allegra's ulterior motives for accepting the position at Stormaway Hall had little to do with teaching -- or finding love. And no one could ever guess. After all, how much suspicion could a shy vicar's daughter possibly arouse? More than anyone imagined. Especially when she's caught scaling the wall of a neighboring manor at midnight! It isn't until she's forced to reveal the secret of a purloined treasure, a family scandal, and the rakish deeds of a respected lord that Allegra finds an unlikely ally in the earl -- plunging them both into a delicious scheme of revenge, intrigue...and a passion they'd never dreamed possible.
THE SPY WORE SILK 6/2007 ISBN: 0446618004 They were once orphans from London's roughest slums. Now they are students of Mrs. Merlin's Academy for Select Young Ladies, learning the art of spying and seduction. Bold, beautiful, and oh-so-dangerous, they are England's ultimate secret weapons... A Duel Between Duty... The most skilled of Merlin's Maidens, Siena is assigned to unmask a traitor lurking among an exclusive club of book collectors. Armed with only her wits, her blades, and her sultry body, she joins the gentlemen at a country house party. But her prime suspect, disgraced ex-army officer Lord Kirtland, proves as enigmatic as he is suspicious—and sinfully sensuous. And Desire. Kirtland's instincts tell him the enticing "Black Dove" is hiding more than a luscious body beneath her fancy silks. Yet as he starts to plumb her secrets, a cunning adversary lays plans to destroy them both. To live, Siena must end her tantalizing dance of deception and desire—and decide whether to trust her head or her heart...
THE STORYBOOK HERO 10/2002 ISBN: 0451207319 A gambler, womanizer, and all-around wastrel, Alexander Sheffield yearns for a rousing adventure to redeem himself. Heading off to the frozen Russian tundra to rescue a young cousin seems to be just the mission he needs. But this quest is soon jeopardized by the deadliest enemy of all: a headstrong beauty. Orphaned and penniless, young Octavia Hadley accepts a position as a governess in Moscow. And while the journey from England is terribly daunting, she soon finds greater peril in the heated advances of a most becoming stranger. But Mr. Alexander Sheffield will have to use more than sweet words to melt Octavia's heart and bask in the glow of her fiery passion.
A STROKE OF LUCK 10/2003 ISBN: 0451209966 The intrepid Miss Greeley, heading home from adventures on the high seas with her two brothers, is not quite sure what to make of this handsome, if waterlogged, stranger. Confused and shivering aboard her leaking vessel, he claims to be the Duke of Prestwick. And if it were not for his refined language, superior airs, and general crankiness, the three Greeleys might well think him an impostor. In fact, Zara Greeley now wonders whether she ever should have risked her life by plucking this disdainful duke from the icy waters and certain death. But even as the motley crew bids each other their final good-byes-and good riddance-on solid ground, fate is still plotting away. Now it's the lass's turn to find herself in strange waters-on a ducal estate. And when an ember of passion flares up between the odd pair, it might be time once again to take the plunge...
SCOTTISH MAGIC 9/1997 ISBN: 1575662787 Includes "Lily" by Stobie Piel; "Isbel" by Hannah Howell; "Faerie Princess" by Elizabeth Ann Michaels; and "Beneath the Midnight Sky" by Mandalyn Kaye.
COURTING THE COUNTESS 11/2004 ISBN: 031298622X A scoundrel whose fame as an artist, libertine, and notorious seducer of beautiful women is ongoing fodder for the ton, Mallory Claeg has a secret obsession-Brook Meylan, Lady A'Court, a beautiful widow who abandoned London two years earlier, deliberately severing all ties to her past. Under the pretense of his interest in the primitive landscape of the Cornish coast, Mallory watches her, fascinated and utterly mesmerized by her beauty... Brook tried to escape the gilded cage of the ton's merciless gossip, the memory of a cruel husband, and the pity of well meaning friends. But meddling relatives and unwanted suitors shatter her peace. At first, Mallory Claeg was another intrusion. Yet his sinfully handsome face and irresistible charm bring both temptation and torment. Now Brook must choose between opening her heart-or sealing it off forever... RR@H's Novel Thoughts
A DESPARATE GAME 4/2002 ISBN: 0821764799 Wrongly accused of murdering her husband, Tessa Belanger is fleeing London when she is attacked by thieves. But when a kindly gentleman offers aid, Tessa finds herself in the home of none other than the Queen's prosecutor, handsome and brooding Reave Alden. Certain her host has no idea he's harboring a runaway countess wanted for murder, she feels safe. Yet when a growing passion sparks between them, she finds herself tormented by her dark secret. The last thing Reave wants is a fiery temptress to complicate his life, but thoughts of Tessa consume him day and night. Torn between the memory of his widow and his desire to pursue more worldly pleasures with the beautiful Tessa, he realizes he is losing his heart to this alluring woman whose past he is determined to uncoverand whose love he is determined to have
A GENTLEMAN AT HEART 4/2002 ISBN: 082177090X Wynne Bedegrayne seems destined to become a spinster. Her beauty and charm mean nothing when her intelligence frightens off every suitor--and her charitable work with the Benevolent Sisterhood leads her into scrapes no sensible man would condone. Then Wynne finds herself the object of Keanan Milroy's dedicated courtship. The celebrated pugilist may be lowborn, but his character is above reproach--and the passion he awakens within her is irresistible. But when Wynne learns that Keanan's seduction may be motivated by something far less pure than desire, she resolves to teach him a lesson. If nobility is a matter of behavior rather than blood, then she'll risk everything to teach Keanan that he is a gentleman at heart
and that nothing is more honorable than love.
A LADY'S MISCHIEF 8/2001. ISBN: 0821770896 Fifteen years ago, a strange twist of fate made Rayne Wyman both the Viscount Tipton and a notorious outcast. Now a practicing surgeon, even Rayne's vow of revenge has not tempted him to reenter the polite world, and he is certain that nothing and no one ever will. Then young and remarkably lovely Devona Bedegrayne summons the temerity to knock on his door and demand his help. Intrigued by her innocence, exasperated by her determination, Rayne never imagines the danger Devona faces-or the irresistible desire she will awaken-when he becomes her accomplice in a bit of very scandalous mischief. . .
NAUGHTY BY NATURE 12/2007 ISBN: 0312947968 TWO LOVERS WILL RISK EVERYTHING… Patience Rose Farnaly was easily lured away from her wealthy family by the false love of a dangerous man. Rather than face a grim future on the streets, Patience struggled to find honest work as an actress. But when the irresistibly charming Earl of Ramscar offers her legitimate employ in London as a lady’s companion to his sister, Patience snaps up the chance…although her attraction to Ramscar leaves her on shaky ground. FOR A MOMENT OF PURE CARNAL BLISS… Ever since a devastating fire left his sister brutally scarred, Ramscar vowed to protect the little family he has left. Now that Patience has been hired to be his sister’s companion, his conscience is clear—even if his imagination won’t let him rest. Haunted by fantasies of the beautiful, beguiling Patience, it’s only a matter of time before they enter into an illicit affair—one that might threaten Ramscar’s status among les sauvages nobles if Patience’s dark past comes to light…and could destroy them both. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
TEMPTING THE HEIRESS 5/2004 ISBN: 0312986211 Brock Bedagrayne, the eldest son of the Bedagrayne siblings has secretly longed for Amara Claeg, the daughter of a baron, for what seems like an eternity. When he learns that Amara's parents have arranged for her to wed the wealthy, ruthless Lord Cornley, he is outraged but knows he cannot prevent the nuptials. One night changes Brock's life forever when he and Cornley engage in a drunken brawl at a gaming hall, and Cornley is fatally wounded, forcing Brock to flee England. Several years have passed, and Amara is still haunted by memories of a night that shattered her world. Now her father has presented her with the man who is to be her new betrothed, and though she harbors no love for him, she must accept or she will be disowned. Then Brock returns, determined to claim her and she is drawn to a deep desire she cannot ignore---to a man who has vowed to win her heart no matter the cost. Yet surrendering to her forbidden dream is more perilous than she could have imagined for the past has returned with a vengeance, and it will take all the power of a man in love to save her. . RR@H's Novel Thoughts
WICKED UNDER THE COVERS 7/2006 ISBN: 0312348215 Handsome, ambitious, and newly wealthy, Maccus Brawley has severed ties with his dangerous past and is close to securing his place in polite society. All he requires is some guidance in fashionable manners—and who better to instruct him than a young lady with breeding, brains, wealth…and a scandalous reputation? Lady Fayre Carlisle needs his help as much as he needs hers, but their scheme soon gives way to unbridled bliss. And although Maccus is known for his daring, dallying with the fiery, vulnerable beauty might be his riskiest venture yet. With one false step, Fayre lost both her honor and her heart, thanks to her father’s scheming ex-mistress. Others might retreat in shame from the ton’s gossipmongers, but Fayre is determined to pay back those who humiliated her, and Maccus Brawley is proving to be an unexpected and seductive ally. With all that Fayre has learned about temptation, how can she risk her heart a second time? Yet with every illicit encounter reaching new heights of passion, how can she resist? RR@H's Novel Thoughts
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT short story in MASQUERADE 9/1999 ISBN: 084394577X
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