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DUCHESS FOR A DAY 7/1999 ISBN: 0843945540 At nineteen Mary Jocelyn Garnett was hardly desperate for a husband. However, to save her life, Jocelyn did what she must. She married Reynolds Blackburn - without his knowledge- knowing that the deal would be short-lived. And all went well, until the Duke of Wilcott returned to find he was no longer the king of bachelors. As long as the marriage was never consummated, Jocelyn knew, it could be annulled - just as soon as she avenged her family and reacquired her birthright. Unfortunately, her blasted husband appeared to be attracted to her! Worse, Reyn was handsome and clever, and she feared her husband might assume that she was one of many women who were simply after his title. After one breathless kiss, however, Jocelyn swore that she would not be duchess for a day, but Reyn's for a lifetime.
MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD 3/2001 ISBN: 0843948426 Rebecca Marche made peace with Adam Hawksmore's rejection long ago. Her infatuation with the young duke had simply been a youthful fancy, and his choice of the army over her was now one she understood. Yet when the wounded Lord Kerrick staggers back into her arms, Becca swears to find a way to make him whole. Rebecca Marche made peace with Adam Hawksmore's rejection long ago. Her infatuation with the young duke had simply been a youthful fancy, and his choice of the army over her was now one she understood. Yet when the wounded Lord Kerrick staggers back into her arms, Becca swears to find a way to make him whole. Yet along with wounding him, someone has also sullied the Duke of Kerrick's honor-and Becca is determined to discover who. But first she has to hide Adam from the king's wrath. How can she hide a man as virile as he, in a way that will still allow him to clear his name? There seems only one way: by dressing him as a poet. But first she'll have to teach the stern soldier that some things are mightier than the sword, and one thing is sweeter than glory-love.
POTENT CHARMS 3/2000 ISBN: 0843946946 She was the most frustrating woman Stephen Lambert had ever met - and the most beguiling. But a gypsy curse had doomed the esteemed duke of Badrick to a life without a happy marriage, and not even a strong-willed colonial heiress with a perplexing tendency to find trouble could change that. Stephen decided that since he could not have her for a wife, he would convince her to be the next best thing: his mistress. But Phoebe Rafferty needed a husband, and fast. She had six weeks to get married and claim her inheritance. Phoebe had no use for the doddering English lords who fell all over her and her title; she only had eyes for the wildly attractive and equally aggravating duke. But he refused to marry her, mumbling nonsense about a curse. With time running out, Phoebe vowed to persuade the stubborn aristocrat that curses were poppycock and the only spell he had fallen under was love.
A ROGUE'S PROMISE 6/2002 ISBN: 0843950226 Lady Joanna Fenton needs help. Her brother is missing along with a Chinese artifact scheduled for public auction. She decides MacDonald Archer (our hunk of a smuggler) from Mightier Than The Sword is the perfect man for the job. Together, they investigate the shadier side of 1816 London, hoping to find the answers they need. Neither expect to like one another, let alone fall in love, but sometimes true love is more powerful than an ancient Oriental charm, a diabolical murderer and most of all, their own insecurities.
ACCESSORY TO LOVE 7/1979 ISBN:0446847909 A love child must be very careful to be seen as fleetingly as possible--and never to be heard at all. For a love child is an embarrassment to her unwed mother, to her wealthy father and to a society that doesn't like to have its conscience troubled....When the child becomes a woman as enchanting as Saranne, she can't be hidden forever from sight in a school for girls nor tucked away as a lady's companion who speaks only when spoken to. Gentlemen are bound to see her beauty and to interpret her silence as they wish, assuming that, as a love child, she knows all about love..
SECRET AT MIDWINTER END (originally published as THE DOLLMAKER) 1974 The Love-Hate relationship between Lalage Derwent and Mike Darracot was inevitable when two red-headed tempers clashed. The secret in the mysterious room was too terrible a burden for one pair of shoulders to bear. Lallie's last visit to Mike at his family home, Midwinter End, would suddenly open up a Pandora's Box of tensions that threatened to destroy both Lallie and Mike.
SUBSTITUTE SWEETHEART 1972 The two girls who met casually on the train looked enough alike to be twins, but one was elegant in mink and diamonds, the other modest in tweeds and brogans. As a lark they exchanged clothes---just before the accident that was to end the life of one and propel the other, severely injured, into her double's home. There she was unable to remember her identity, and therefore, all unwittingly, began to live a lie with her newfound friends....and a newly inherited sweetheart.
WHERE PEACOCKS CRY 1973
REMEMBER CAROLINE MARY 1982
DELICATE DILEMMA 1987 ISBN:0446344567 "More than likely, she is an aging spinster," mused the dashing Duke of Ranleigh as he considered that wretched governess of his late brother's children. A series of churlish letters had convinced him she was sour in nature, no doubt with a face to match. Indeed, his lordship, en route to his brother's estate in Virginia, could not wait to dismiss her. Only Adriana Prescott was not quite the "American old maid" he expected. She was in fact possessed of such spirit, youth, and loveliness that the Duke was soon enamored of her. And if Adriana found him a trifle pompous and conceited, he was also the best looking man she had ever seen, and certainly one of the kindest. But when his interest turned to affection, she responded not only with yearning, but dismay. Now the Duke of Ranleigh must find out why the woman he covets will not let love into her life...and then persuade her otherwise!
Elizabeth Neff Walker
ALICIA 1980 ISBN:0440100143 She was a woman alone in a man's world - beautiful, proud, determined to survive. She was a young and beautiful widow fallen on hard times, an aristocrat forced to serve her peers as a tradeswoman. All she had was her pride, her determination, and the unexpected friendship of the darkly handsome Sir Nigel.
A CURIOUS COURTING 11/1980 ISBN: 0449501159 "A glorious girl." That's the way Selina was described. She was enormously wealthy, wonderfully beautiful--and very headstrong. When worldly Gareth Rushton wanted to buy some of her land for a hunting lodge, Selina gave his offer a flat refusal. But Rushton was not the least intimidated. He set about trying to win her confidence--and weaken her resistance. Suddenly he found himself caught up in a merry tangle of romantic intrigue. Selina was quite a woman. More than enough woman for Gareth Rushton. If only he could find the key to her heart.
IN MY LADY'S CHAMBER 10/1981 ISBN: 0449502147 It was some time before lovely Theodosia came to understand why she had become a governess instead of a wife. A spiteful relative of Lord Steyne's had told him she had run off and married another. Then, suddenly, Theodosia met Lord Steyne after a three-year separation! But so much had happened to them both in those three years. It was not a simple matter of rediscovering love. Many things had to be settled before they could find their way back together...
THE LADY NEXT DOOR 1981 ISBN: 0449501817 For years the red-haired, hazel-eyed beauty had been the favorite subject of gossips and rumormongers. But Marianne had held her head high and ignored the sly glances, the leers, the niggling remarks, the whispers. Were they really true, those stories about that night years ago? Marianne had never replied to the questions, never answered the rumors or the accusations. Never, until she met Pressington Derwent, the Earl of Latteridge. After so many years of silence, it mattered desperately to her that he know the truth. Marianne could not deny this handsome man answers, no matter what he asked...
THE LOVING SEASONS 4/1989 ISBN: 0440148790 Miss Emma Berryman's friend Maggie Sommervale had a father to arrange a marriage for Maggie, even though it was to a notorious rake. Her other friend, Lady Anne Parsons, had vast wealth to attract a swarm of suitors. Emma had neither family nor fortune. She had only beauty and wit to make her mark in the London marriage mart. This was enough for two of society's most handsome bluebloods, Viscount Dunn and Sir Nicolas Dyrham..
THE NOMAD HARP 7/1980 ISBN: 0449500705 They were so right for each other...and so much was wrong between them... Proud, independent, talented, Glenna is about to marry Philip, Viscount Pontley - until a foolish quarrel estranges them. But Glenna cannot forget him, and when fate throws them together again they struggle to overcome the memory of past bitterness. Amid the ruins of their former passion, love flames anew. But it may be too late - Philip has become engaged to another. Have they rediscovered love only to lose it again?
MY LADY'S DECEPTION 12/1989 ISBN: 0821728792 Lady Jane Marlingforthe knew that the world was full of fainthearted people who are completely overset by adversity. Penniless, her ancestral home sold for back taxes, and with no prospects on the horizon, Lady Jane almost caved in, too--until she thought of a plan: she'd move to a town where nobody knew her, set up her brother as her footman and her little sister as her maid, and ensnare a rich prize on the Marriage Mart. Little did she know that a handsome lord was at that very moment plotting a similar deception of his own--and heading for the same remote village in Essex! After the excitement of the Congress of Vienna and the battle of Waterloo, the Earl of Leith was bored out of his mind, with nothing to do but write his memoirs, manage his vast estates, and hoist his glass at Almack's with his beautiful but overly loquacious fiancée. Then he thought of a plan: he'd leave it all behind, including his title and fortune, and start a whole new life in the isolated Essex village of Wixton. But ''Florian Fotheringay'' had no inkling that he was about to meet his match--and lose his heart.....
THIEF OF LOVE 6/1994 ISBN: 0515113557 Lady Anna Farrant is no criminal, but in desperation, she spirits away a jeweled stickpin. Unable to live with her crime, she returns the bauble to its rightful owner, the arrogant Lord Crewe. Ironically, when Anna is falsely accused of another theft, the one person who believes she's innocent is Lord Crewe.
Lois Arvin Walker
AN ELUSIVE LOVE 1983 ISBN: 0802707491 Beautiful, high-spirited Rebecca Langford cannot really be called meddlesome, but when she sees a situation that does not seem right to her, she cannot resist taking a hand. And when Rebecca takes a hand, she does not willingly let go. So finding that the Earl of Compton has made a practice of avoiding society, both in London and at his ancestral seat in Suffolk, Rebecca plunges in, determined to mend matters. The earl, if not in the first flush of youth, is young enough, wealthy and attractive and should, Rebecca feels, be enjoying life more than he allows himself to...
RECKLESS HEART 8/1990 ISBN:0821731084 Rebecca Langford, the toast of London, had defied society by inviting the notorious Earl of Compton to her soiree and had been rudely declined. Now her horse had landed her unceremoniously in the Compton Creek and it was the utterly infuriating and arrogant Earl himself who should find her. Lord Compton found himself admiring the soaking-wet gown clinging provocatively to every curve and wondered if this was just another female scheme to lure him into marriage. Well, she would soon learn she had chosen the wrong man because they was a very good reason for his blackened reputation.
THE ARROGANT LORD ALISTAIR 8/1990 ISBN: 0451166957 Miss Charity Wynyate had little more than nerve on her side when she appeared at the doorstep of Ashbourne House. Yet she demanded that the haughty Duke of Ashbourne recognize her little nephew and niece as his responsibility and stood up to his rude rebuff. The duke, however, had a way to deal with her. He told his son, Lord Alistair Ashbourne, to handle this worrisome wench. Lord Alistair was the most handsome rake in the realm. He had never met a woman he could not bend to his will - one way or another. But then again, he had never met a woman quite like Charity.
BATH INTRIGUE 5/1986 ISBN: 0451142578 When Miss Perdita Grant came to the aid of an injured duke in the elegant resort of Bath, she little suspected the danger she was courting. For the duke was a gentleman whose conquests were as legion as his charm was legendary. If this peril were not enough, the duke's son, Lord St. Ive decided that Perdita planned to ensnare the duke with her youthful beauty, he set out to stop her by every measure of strength and stratagem of seduction at his considerable command. Perdita was pursued by two men whom no woman could resist, and faced with a choice that no woman should have to make.
THE CHRISTMAS STAR short story in A REGENCY CHRISTMAS II 11/1990 ISBN:0451167910
CORNWALL BRIDE 3/1997 ISBN: 0727851640
DEAR DELIGHT short story in TOKENS OF LOVE 1/1993 ISBN:0451173422
THE DIAMOND WATERFALL 4/1984 ISBN: 0451128753 The handsome, charming Compte de Varron made no secret of why he had come to England, and now laid siege to Theodora Radlett. He sought to reclaim the fabulous necklace known as the Diamond Waterfall, once the property of his family, and now in the clutching hands of the old and dying Viscount Radlett. By now Theodora was hardly shocked that so captivating a man might want more than love from her. She already had learned that her equally attractive and attentive cousin Benedict could easily use her as his stepping stone to wealth and title. The puzzle was, which man should she choose in a world where no man seemed to be perfect? What test could she devise to discover what was really on their minds when they pleaded with her... and how could she be certain of what was really in their hearts?
A FINE SILK PURSE 1978 ISBN: 0091347602 (reissued as LORD GILMORE'S BRIDE)
THE GOLDEN SONGBIRD 7/1975 ISBN: 0451141601 Spirited young Lucia Mannering willingly let herself be offered as a prize in a shocking wager between her odious stepfather, Jasper Franklyn, and Hugo, Marquis of Mandersely. For this was her only hope of escape from a household where humiliation was her daily lot and degradation seemed her certain future. It was only when the bet was settled, and she found herself looking into Hugo's ironic, devilishly handsome face, that Lucia fully realized what she had done. She knew that this nobleman's reputation for cynical wit and scandalous living was the talk of all Regency London. And now she was his, to do with what he liked. Lucia's daring gamble had begun -- and she trembled to think how it might end....
A HIGHLY RESPECTABLE MARRIAGE 10/1982 ISBN: 0860097684 Lovely young Pandora Carlyon was the daughter of a gallant colonel--but now her father was dead, and Pandora was left unprotected in London, far from the battlefields of Europe where she had been raised. It was up to Pandora to map out a campaign of survival for herself and her two brothers in this strange and scandalous world of English society. It was also up to her to defend her reputation and honor with every weapon as her command when the maddeningly handsome, shockingly notorious Duke of Heron proposed a most unthinkable alliance. Pandora was about to learn that in love as in war, all was considered fair, every move was fraught with peril, and surrender could be so very tempting..
IMPROPER ACQUAINTANCES 1985 ISBN: 0263753263 Miss Charis Winslade had vowed she would never be the latest conquest of the fickle Major Daniel Hammond. Accompanying her brother to the dazzling social whirl of Brussels to view the approaching confrontation with Napoleon, Charis found herself face to face with the handsome officer. When she is caught in a maze of intrigue, Charis needs help which only the Major can give her -- even though it might mean she, like Napoleon, is heading for her Waterloo...
THE INCOMPARABLE MISS BRADY 6/1980 ISBN: 0451135687 Miss Clementina Brady had heard that Paris was for lovers. But when this bold and beautiful young American crossed the channel from restrained Regency London to the pleasure-mad French capital, she found too many promising possibilities for comfort. There was her elegant if insufferably arrogant English cousin, the Marquis of Cadogon. There was the incredibly handsome though notoriously rakish Comte de Tourne. And there was the ravishingly rich if irrepressibly ribald Russian Prince Alexis. Never had a proper young lady been besieged by such an enticing international set of temptations. Never had an innocent from the New World been forced to wrestle with such an array of Old World experience. But then, never had even her suavest and most seductive suitors encountered anyone quite like - The Incomparable Miss Brady.
THE INCORRIGIBLE RAKE 10/1984 ISBN: 0451131940 A determined young beauty vows never to be the latest conquest of a maddeningly fickle and faithless officer...
AN INSUBSTANTIAL PAGEANT 1999 ISBN: 185389883X (previously released as THE WARY WIDOW) Baroness Charlotte Raimund -- "Lottie" -- is entrusted with taking the young Crown Princess Sophia to Vienna to introduce her to society. While there, Sophia and Lottie attract many admirers, from Czar Alexander downwards, but they also draw towards them those who see Sophia as a pawn in a political game and who harbour designs upon the throne she stands to inherit. Baroness Lottie's forebodings come true when danger threatens Sophia and the future of their homeland is put at risk.
IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR short story in A REGENCY CHRISTMAS VI 11/1994 ISBN:0451182545
KATE AND THE MARQUESS 8/1997 ISBN: 0451190254 Beautiful, flame-haired Kate Sheridan was far from home -- and close to confusion. Her well-meaning parents has sent her from her beloved Ireland to the London Marriage Mart to make a proper match, and trusted their old friend, the wise and witty Marchioness St. Claire, to make sure their plan did not go awry and Kate did not go astray. Yet it was the marchioness's own son, the devastatingly handsome if thoroughly depraved Marquess St. Claire, who posed the greatest danger to Kate's dutiful designs. This man who mocked all morality, who made women his playthings and propriety the target of his scorn, was all that Kate told herself she loathed. But the tenor of her conviction and the voice of her conscience were drowned out by the pounding of her heart when he took her in his arms -- not for marriage, but still for better or for worse...
LADY AURELIA'S BEQUEST 9/1987 ISBN: 0451150929 When a fabulous legacy brought Cordelia Darcy from her home in America to a splendid townhouse in Regency London, the high- spirited young heiress took aristocratic society by storm. One man, however, was not moved by her beauty, wit and charm. Instead he considered her a rude, crude, unprincipled schemer who had gained her fortune by despicable trickery and who had become the toast of society by scandalous effrontery. That man was the handsome, blue-blooded, utterly icy Earl of Wyndham-the most infuriating man Cordelia had ever met...and the most irresistible...
THE LADY FROM LISBON 2/2001 ISBN: 0451200950 Since his beloved abandoned him for a wealthier man, Alastair, the sixth Earl of Langley, has grown increasingly bitter. He's a perfect companion for his aunt - a social recluse who's never recovered from the loss of her husband. Now they've received word that their aunt's goddaughter is coming from Lisbon to be introduced to London society. Cresssida Merriton knows she's worlds apart from the rest of society's belles, but she cannot understand why she aggravates Alastair so. She won't permit her godmother to remain in a state of despair, and she hopes that - with a little love - she'll be able to heal Alastair's broken heart as well . . .
LORD GILMORE'S BRIDE 4/1979 ISBN: 0451135229 Pilar had not even a family name to call her own. She had only her ravishing young beauty and rapier-like wit to protect her as an imprisoned ward of a wandering gypsy band. When the notorious Lord Gilmore, his senses inflamed by a night of revelry, forced Pilar to become his bride, she found she had escaped one nightmare captivity only to be trapped in another. She was wed to a man who clearly despised her in the sober morning after. She had no friends to help her in a society that scorned her; no apparent hope of rivaling the woman who was her husband's mistress; and no knowledge until too late that she was an imperiled pawn in a game of savage greed. But Pilar had also no time for self-pity. She was too busy fighting for life and then for love...
MADALENA 5/1977 ISBN: 0451164768 A captivating young beauty risks reputation, honor and life itself in the arms of Regency England's most scandalous lord. When lovely young Madalena de Brassac first saw the Duke of Lytton, she was disguised as a boy and he was cloaked in mystery as he rode his great stallion on a secret mission along the storm-wracked coat of Cornwall. The next time Madalena met the Duke was amid the dazzling brilliance of a London hall, as he paraded with is beautiful mistress to scandalized whispers. By now Madalena knew that no proper young lady would become involved with this man who had lost count of his conquests in love and who revealed so little of the private, quite possibly evil, intrigues he pursued in Regency England France. But Madalena was no proper young lady. She was a woman hopelessly in loveand heedless of the cost....
MIDSUMMER MASQUERADE short story in A REGENCY SUMMER 6/1992 ISBN:0451174011
MINERVA'S MARQUESS 5/1988 ISBN:0451153162 The former Miss Minerva Braithwaite thought it a promising proposal when the lord whom she had shamelessly snared into wedlock suggested they go to Paris for their honeymoon. But all too swiftly that promise turned into peril for her hopes of happiness. First the fearfully handsome, infuriatingly arrogant Lord Dominic Clairequx refused to touch her on their wedding journey. Next she discovered that waiting in Paris was the ravishing Lavinia Winterton, who had broken Dominic's heart once, but who now was eager to make amorous amends. Somehow the beautiful Minerva had to find a way to melt her husband's icy reserve and best a hot-blooded rival for his love. And clearly it was going to be a game of enticement and intrigue that only someone as daring as Minerva would gamble on winning...
THE NABOB 10/1989 ISBN: 0263765725
THE NOTORIOUS NABOB 6/1989 ISBN: 0451160002 Lady Olivia Egan was the daughter of a duke. . . But she had fallen far from that high estate. Only by wedding well could she climb out from under her late father's mountain of debt. Her choices were dismal. There was vastly, wealth and boring Mr. Antrobus, out to buy a titled bride. There was debauched Sir Greville Burton, hungering for a young beauty. But even they seemed better than the one an who made her heart beat faster. Damien St.Clair had fled to India under a cloud of scandal and returned with a fortune shrouded in mystery. He kept a native mistress in private and flaunted aristocratic conquests in public.
THE PERFECT BRIDE 10/1994 ISBN: 0451181565 Serena Fairburn should have been the happiest of young ladies--for she could look forward to the best of marriages. Soon she would be bride to the fabulously wealthy Cedric, Duke of Cornwall, and her family would be rescued from financial ruin. Surely she should not look this golden gift horse in the mouth. She should not worry that Cedric was smitten with another woman, one more beautiful and talented than she; or that Cedric's mother was bent on keeping an iron grip on her son; or that Cedric's cousin, the devilishly handsome, rakish Earl of Lynton, made Serena feel as the Duke never did.
THE PINK PARASOL 3/1985 ISBN: 0451134796 Lovely young Cecily Merton adored her charming, dashing father -- despite his weakness for playing for larger stakes than he could afford in the aristocratic gambling rooms of London. Now only Cecily stood between her father and total ruin. She had to quickly barter her hand in marriage for enough wealth to pay his enormous debts. Cecily thought she was willing to risk anything to win this mercenary marriage game -- until she began to lose her heart to the elegant, irresistible Marcus Anstruther, a man who offered her everything except what she most desperately needed.
THE ROSE DOMINO 10/1981 ISBN: 0451163826 When the voice of a songbird and a beauty unrivaled in Regency England, Marissa was the singing sensation of the season. But though all the dandies were dangling after her, adoring young Lord Perry Marlowe was determined to best his rivals for the lady's affections by offering Marissa the honor and security of marriage. Yet charming as Perry was, Marissa had no intentions of becoming his wife. In fact, she was wondering how to extricate herself from what was becoming an uncomfortable situation when Gervase Maxwell arrived in London. A friend of Perry's family, handsome, worldly-wise Gervase set out to rescue Lord Marlowe from his folly by adding Marissa to his own long list of conquests. But the arrogantly confident Gervase was soon to find that in Marissa he had met the challenge of a a lifetime...
THE RUNAWAY BRIDE 10/1983 ISBN: 0451138880 Beautiful Consuela Vasquez has always been dutiful to her Spanish grandfather--until she arrives at the English Covington Estate. There, the ravishing Lady Verena Covington shows Consuela how independent a woman can be. And there, the handsome Viscount Henry Linto introduces her to the intoxication of first love--and the peril of ruinous scandal.
THE SERGEANT MAJOR'S DAUGHTER 8/1978 ISBN: 0451160614 An outrageously willful young beauty shows Regency England's most dashing and arrogant lord exactly what's fair in love and war....Everyone was eager to put Felicity in her place. Her cousin Amaryllis made it clear that Felicity did not belong in the fashionable drawing rooms of the great country house of Cheynings. Felicity, however, had her own notions about what a woman's place should be -- as she set out on a campaign of conquest with only her wit and wiles as weapons, and love as a very treacherous ally.
THE WARY WIDOW 9/1985 ISBN: 0451138058 Miss Charlotte Weston was the lovely, sheltered seventeen-year-old daughter of an English lord when the sudden death of her father and her swift marriage to an aging German nobleman made her the Baroness Lottie Raimund. But now her husband, too, was dead-and the still youthful Lottie found herself in Vienna as that glittering city played host to the premier aristocrats of England and Europe. The elegant, arrogant Englishman, Max Annesley, offered her the fortune and title to which he was heir. The devilishly handsome, shockingly cynical Prince Paul von Bayersdorf offered her the intoxication that his sophisticated wooing aroused. And the whirlpool of intrigue that was Vienna offered her too much excitement to resist, too much danger to avoid... and a choice in love that Lottie had to make wisely or pay a foolish hearts dreadful price....
Phylis Ann Warady
BREACH OF HONOR 10/1995 ISBN: 0821751115 When Annabel knocked Major Justin Camden right off his crutches, he developed in instant tendre. But the independent beauty wanted no part of being leg-shackled to any man. Unfortunately, her bullying papa was already marrying her off to a bankrupt lord. Now, Annabel feared she'd be a June bride, and Justin feared he would lose his true love forever.
THE EARL'S COMEUPPANCE 12/1991 ISBN: 0802711863 In Margaret Astell's opinion, the Earl of Pardo was overbearing, conceited, and disconcertingly handsome. What business did he have meddling in the affairs of a respectable widow.
THE GOLDEN SWAN 5/1994 ISBN: 0821745735 Considering the delight the gossipmongers took in spreading tales about his
latest tendre, Andrew Halpern, Viscount Temple, was not surprised when his
father insisted he settle down with a respectable mate. However, marrying a
penniless waif not of his own choosing was really too much--especially a plain
country lass like Jenny Shaw. True her meek and mild ways made her as indeal
wife. . .but where was the woman to thrill and delight his senses? Jenny knew
exactly how her handsome new husband felt about her--and exactly what to do to
change his views. The Viscount might see his bride as subdued and submissive,
but he--and the persnickety ton--were about to discover that there was far more
to Jenny Shaw Halpern than met the eye.
THE PERSISTENT SUITOR 4/1995 ISBN:0821749129 Fleeing the ton and his creditors, man-about-town Archie Brainridge is hiding
out in the country when his godfather makes him an unexpected offer: if Archie
gives up wagering and becomes leg-shackled to a respectable wife, the wealthy
earl will make him his heir. Archie can think of only one woman who might accept
him: the uncommonly pretty, unhappily penniless Isabella Cox, who is certain to
say yes to the only proposal she is ever likely to receive.But the lady says no.
Despite her secret tendre for the wayward Archie, Isabella finds his proposal
singularly unromantic and his reputation an outrage. Now she is off to London
for her long-awaited coming-out. Wherever Isabella goes--from Almack's to the
opera, from White's to Hyde Park--and her persistent suitor is there to woo her.
But he'll never win her hand.unless her reforms his ways and risks his heart on
the greatest gamble of all--love!
SCANDAL'S DAUGHTER 9/1990 ISBN: 0802711332 Diantha was only eight years old when her beautiful mother died and her natural father, Lord Devonwych, sent her away to school. Now she is a lovely young woman, barred from Society by the double sandal of her mother's death and her own birth. She is making her living as a music teacher when her father summons her to his deathbed. Diantha is stunned to learn the terms of his will--she will inherit a fortune if she marries her father's protégé, the handsome, enigmatic Marquis of Ravistock. As Lady Ravistock, Diantha would be ensured of acceptance into Society, but mindful of how her parents defied convention for the sake of love, she has sworn to marry only for love. Diantha knows that she loves the marquis, but his interest in her seems no more than remote friendship. Then he is threatened by another scandal. When it seems that only marriage can save him, Diantha agrees to wed him, knowing that she will never know if his professed love is true or pretended.
CINDERELLA'S STEPMOTHER 6/1991 ISBN: 0449219151 Nella had been thunderstruck when her late father married a lady three years younger than herself. But all doubt disappeared when Lady Angelica Linden and her two stepdaughters became fast friends. Since Sir Thomas Linden's death, however, the Linden ladies had been largely ignored - except by his creditors. The solution was clear: one of them must find a rich husband. Although Lord Deering was wealthy and truly smitten with Angelica, Nella was certain the handsome peer would never offer for the beautiful - and penniless - beauty. Worse, her own attraction to Deering's comrade, Major Harcourt, appeared just as hopeless. The military, it seemed, was his only love! Or was, until this lovely Cinderella and her fairy stepmother joined forces...
ENCHANTED RENDEZVOUS 10/1991 ISBN:0449219860 If Lord Brandon was in any way heroic, pigs would commence to fly! Though Cecily Vervain had not glimpsed his face in the dark, the mysterious gentleman who came to her midnight rescue was strong, brave, and daring, a true hero. He was most unlike her aunt's houseguest, Lord Brandon-a laughable figure, a dandy on the strut, a tippy, a bandbox treasure. Cecily felt she should dismiss him as such. Almost, but not quite. There was the look she had caught passing between his valet and himself. And then there was the keen irony of his wit. To complicate matters, the Dorset coast was swarming with smugglers. Could it be that Brandon's foppish act hid the cold-blooded heart of a criminal--or worse, a traitor? Smuggler, fop, of knave, Cecily was determined to discover the real man, whoever he was....
FAIR FORTUNE 2/1990 ISBN: 0449218376 With her mother's failing health and their rather reduced circumstances, Margaret Hannay had little choice but to grin and bear her position as a paid companion to the very dour and very difficult Lady Vere. Though gently born and bred, Margaret had none of the uppishness of her class: she made friends of neighbors and servants. Which is how she decided that the new groom at the next estate was almost surely a gentleman. But what dire circumstances had forced him to such labor? As the groom's tale unfolded, Margaret's yearning for his ardent kiss grew. Alas, she soon recognized an unlikely rival--a diamond of the first water whose interest belied the groom's modest disguise...
GRAND DECEPTION 1992 ISBN: 0449221105 Miranda Gannet was a poor relation and treated little better than a servant at
Carlisle House, possessing neither funds nor fortune to escape the miserable
existence forced upon her by the death of her parents years ago. An outcast
herself, she could hardly remain immune to the sad plight of Lord Carlisle's new
houseguest, an eccentric gentleman claiming to be the new Earl of Severn, whose own family believed him to be an imposter! To her surprise, Miranda discovered that a man with keen intelligence and strong carriage was hiding behind those ridiculous spectacles, odd ways, and strange speech. She had no way of knowing what kind of secrets the earl was hiding. But she did know that she found him much too appealing for a man who was evidently quite skilled at deception.
LADY IN SHADOW 3/1994 ISBN: 044922225X Though amnesia had kept Nigel from the hangman's noose, accusations of treason hung over the family like a vicious dark cloud. His sister, Elisande, hoped to jostle his memory by taking him to the wedding of his former lady love, all to no avail. Then the enigmatic Lord Raven came to the rescue, offering to help Elisande prove Nigel's innocence. But when she discovered that Raven was the brother of the groom, Elisande's suspicions were aroused..among other things. Clearly this was all a diversion! For Elisande was allowing his deep voice and gentle touch to caress her soul. She was standing on perilous ground, which perhaps explained the feeling that she was dancing on air...
LADY IN SILVER 9/1990 ISBN: 0449218058 Despite her protests, Suzanna Campion's scheming uncle was determined to open Grapewood's ramshackle doors to the idle ton willing to pay for a glimpse of the estate's residing apparition, the Silver Lady. The dashing Earl of Brandmere was a most reluctant guest, convinced anything connected to the Campion name smelled like last week's fish. That is, until her met the infuriating, unconventional, and utterly charming Miss Campion and her bevy of antiquated beasts and impossible servants. The earl showed remarkable humor after being plowed down by a pig. However, his accusations of Suzanna's "ghost-playing" were outside of enough! Especially when his nearness had become so very intoxicating....
LORD LONGSHANKS 6/1990 ISBN: 0449218066 She was determined to loath him
and he vowed to win her heart. His name was Lord Longe, but everyone called Lord Longshanks. They always called him a coward as well--because of how he reportedly acted in battle. Patricia had heard the talk, but how could a man who seemed so charming, kind and courageous really be guilty as charged?
MADAM MYSTERY 3/1992 ISBN: 0449220540 With an eccentric family to support, Damaris Cardell - alias Desmond Winter - was a mystery writer of great popularity. Of course no one realized that 'he' was a lady. Knowing she must keep her identity a secret (what gentleman would bother with mysteries written by a lady?), Damaris posed as a secretary while she secretly gathered material for her next novel. The plan was hardly foolproof, however. The handsome but cynical Lord Sinclair, while an ardent fan of Desmond the writer, had reason to doubt her assumed secretarial identity. It was just like his sort to ruin a good charade - unless, of course, he had a notion of putting his own final chapter to her outrageous story...
A MONSTROUS SECRET 5/1996 ISBN: 0449286991 Melinda Weatherby was aware of her aunt's eccentricities, but it was preposterous for Zenobie to be suspected of being a spy--selling England's secrets to the enemy! Her only crime was living next to a brilliant inventor, who was working on an underwater vessel that would outperform the infamous Nautilus.Lord Hartford was determined to catch Zenobie in the act of treason, and Melinda vowed to prove him wrong. Worse, she knew that she herself was not beyond suspicion in this broth of espionage! Entangled in a web of intrigue, she was made all the more breathless by Hartford himself, whose relentless search had surely uncovered the most dangerous of truths: she had lost her heart!.
MY LORD LION 4/1995 ISBN: 0380778041 Lionel Cramer, Earl of Blaize, inherits a large library and, unable to read, takes on as a librarian and teacher Diana Gardiner, the fiancee of a missing friend, with intriguing and potentially troublesome consequences
THE PROMISSORY NOTE 3/1989 ISBN: 051701002X The promising predicament. With dainty fists clenched and dark eyes ablaze, Miss Rosalyn Larrimer gathered the skirts of her twice-mended frock and stormed out of the parlor in a tizzy. Poor Rosalyn could not believe the note just read to her and her sister Daphne. A promissory note it was, drawn up between the late Duke of Kedwell and her own father - but what it promised was a marriage contract between their children! Although its signatories long ago had a falling-out, Lady Larrimer would see to it that the aged note was honored. After all, a match between Daphne and Connor St. Cyr would save Larrimer House from foreclosure. Spirited Rosalyn was outraged. Her sister, wed with neither dowry nor fortune, would be humiliated. Worse yet, despite St. Cyr's impressive demeanor, his lordship was a socially graceless, clumsy bumpkin. But Rosalys never dreamed that there was method to his lordships's rustic madness...and that that dreary note of days past held the key to her own bright future.
THE WILD ROSE 3/1993 ISBN: 0449221644 Rendering Miss St. Helm socially acceptable would be a Herculean challenge. Rosamunde St. Helm was wild to a fault, having been raised in the wilderness of Canada, and fur traders. Her frank speech, her admitted association with unsuitable persons, and her insane ideas about servants and underlings promised social disgrace. She needed a strong hand, and the very man who could get her to cut line was Julian, the Earl of Hawkley. Rosamund quickly realized that Hawkley was a product of England, controlled by its pretensions - in short, a starch-shirted, high-in-the-instep member of the upper crust. He was, however, devilishly handsome and quite determined to bring her up to the mark. But the impossible Miss St. Helm and a mind of her own - and a heart that suddenly turned quite traitorous...
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THE HUSBAND TRAP 4/2006 ISBN: 0345483081 Here comes the substitute bride....Violet Brantford has always longed for the passionate embrace of Adrian Winter, the wealthy Duke of Raeburn. Problem is, he's set to marry Violet's vivacious, more socially polished look-alike twin sister, Jeannette. But when Jeannette refuses to go through with the ceremony mere minutes before it is to begin, soft-spoken Violet finds herself walking down the aisle and taking vows in her sister's place. Soon shy Violet is a high-society wife, trying to keep her real identity a secret while living out the fantasies of her wildest dreams. Adrian thinks he knows exactly what he's gotten himself into: Jeannette may be flighty and, well, a bit self-involved, but she's the picture-perfect wife to carry on the Winter name. Yet this marriage of convenience brings the groom more than he bargained for when he finds his sweet, innocent wife surprising him at every turn. And though he never planned on true love, Adrian is definitely in danger of losing his heart. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
MY FAIR MISTRESS 11/2007 ISBN: 034549539X He drives a hard bargain, but the pleasure is all hers. London financier Rafe Pendragon has a reputation for ruthlessness, and exotic beauty Julianna Hawthorne is determined to clear the debt her brother owes him. Captivated by Rafe's virile good looks, weakened by his intoxicating mix of danger and sensuality, Julianna boldly agrees to Rafe's shocking terms: six months as his mistress. As Rafe's intense green eyes pierce her body and set it afire, Julianna can only imagine what emotions his kiss may unleash. Surrendering to the pleasures of seduction and carnal delight, Rafe never anticipated that love would be the cost of his bargain. When he realizes that a vindictive enemy may harm Julianna should their clandestine liaison be exposed, Rafe must choose between loving her and protecting her. To save his fair mistress, Rafe must risk what he has already lost: his heart. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
Plus THE WEDDING TRAP 6/2006 ISBN: 0345483103 From ugly duckling to beautiful swan... Eliza Hammond has always been quiet and reserved—hardly the best qualities for finding the man of her dreams and living happily ever after. A new heiress, Eliza is financially secure, courtesy of her aunt’s fortune, but even great wealth has its drawbacks since every greedy, fortune-hunting bachelor suddenly finds Eliza irresistible. To help her best friend, Violet takes Eliza’s romantic dilemma into her own hands, enlisting the social skills of her brother-in-law, Lord Christopher “Kit” Winter. Kit helps transform Eliza into a stunning belle, certain to attract a worthy beau. There’s just one problem: Eliza has always been head over heels in love with Kit, the very man who is trying to find her a husband! But during Eliza’s sometimes-comic extreme makeover, and with a few secret love lessons from Kit on the side, sparks—and passionate kisses—begin to fly. Kit soon finds himself completely overcome by an all-consuming desire for Eliza. But if he fails to realize his true love for her, he may lose this fair lady forever. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
THE WIFE TRAP 5/2006 ISBN: 034548309X Your presence is requested at a wedding deception. After orchestrating a scandalous high-society ruse, Lady Jeannette Brantford is banished from her family’s estate in England and sent to live with boring elderly cousins in the Irish countryside. But Jeannette’s exile is surprisingly eventful. En route to her dreaded destination, she encounters Darragh O’Brien, a devilishly handsome architect who transforms Jeannette’s punishment into a delicious whirlwind of wits, words, and undeniable passion. Although no less than a duke could satisfy a lady of her status, Jeannette is unable to extinguish the burning desire she has for Darragh’s smoldering looks and sizzling kisses. Little does she know, her dashing Irishman is no commoner. He’s the eleventh Earl of Mulholland–and he’s thoroughly enjoying the irresistible game of hard-to-get. But before he reveals his true identity, a little temptation and trickery are in order to teach his fair lady a lesson or two about love. RR@H's Novel Thoughts
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