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Eva Ibbotson

A COUNTESS BELOW STAIRS 5/1992 ISBN:0099204312 It is 1919, the Russian Countess Anna Grazinsky is penniless in London and has to take a job as a housemaid in the beautiful home of the aristocratic Westerholme family. She then finds herself fighting her attraction for the new Earl of Westerholme, who has arrived home with his fiancee.

Elizabeth Inman

THE RAKE'S QUARRY 11/1994 ISBN: 082174755X For Elaine Bayworth, the lovely young Countess of Wicksteed, her first London season promised to be an unrivaled success. Yet with suitors gathered round and one intriguing Frenchman having caught her eye, it was the very handsome, very outré adventurer Burton Horne who captured her attention. Before the first dance was done, she was tingling all over; before the evening was over, she was in his arms. Little did she know that he had something even more scandalous planned. Burton had come to the ball with vengeance and ruin in mind. Spying his beautiful quarry at the center of a gaggle of simpering young men, he decided that desperate times called for desperate measures.

Jean Innes

DREAM LOVER 1991 ISBN:0821732838 She fought his advances...Lovely Breda Vivian was livid! The law threatened that unless she married, she might lose her beloved Cornwall estate. The proud, raven-hired Breda refused to barter herself to a man - not even the rugged Richard Delacey, who'd no sooner sailed into town than tempted her with kisses as wild as the moorland's purple heather. His loving left her spellbound. But Breda wondered...was he her dream lover sent by fortune - or a vile fortune hunter? Until she was certain, Breda would hold her ground. Yet how long could she deny the sweet rapture of Richard's tender embrace? But he would never retreat. A true adventurer, ex-regimental officer Richard Delacey had thought nothing could surprise him after years of world travel, yet he was plainly ambushed by the spirited, sharp-tongued Breda. She was pure innocence with a ripe, sweet body and a spirit more fiery than he could have dreamed! Although she drew her battle lines, he knew she enjoyed his passionate advances, and the flames that leapt from her angry green eyes only tempted him more. She was quite a challenge, but he would soon carry her to the marriage bed - for she was his dream, and he had vowed to become her Dream Lover.

Violet Ivanescu

THE HIDDEN JEWEL 8/1997 ISBN: 0843942916 Dominique Chantal was already in mortal danger. She had been entrusted with the delivery of a precious medallion to a group planning to overthrow Napoleon. But her plight is ambushed, the medallion taken, and the lonely beauty captured by the emperors henchmen. To her dismay, she soon discovers that her sentence will be a sham marriage to Andre Montville, Napoleon's best spy.

Judith Ivory

BEAST 4/1997 ISBN: 0380786443 The Beauty... An exquisite American heiress, Louise Vandermeer is beautiful, brilliant. . and bored-which is why she has agreed to a daring adventure: to travel across the ocean to marry an aristocrat abroad. Rumor has it her intended is a hideous cad-a grim prospect that propels her into a passionate, reckless affair with a compelling stranger she never sees in the light of day. The Beast... Though scarred by a childhood illness, Charles d'Harcourt has successfully wooed Europe's most sophisticated beauties. For a lark, he contrived to travel incognito on his own fiancee's ship-and seduce the young chit in utter darkness. But the rake's prank backfired. It was he who was smitten-while the hot-tempered Lulu, now his wife, loves only her shipboard lover, unaware it was d'Harcourt all the time! And Charles will never have her heart-unless he can open her eyes to the prince who hides within

Eileen Jackson

LORD RIVINGTON'S LADY 8/1977 ISBN:0802705332 Lord Alexander Rivington was the most hateful man Georgina had ever known. He began by virtually assaulting Georgina at their first chance meeting. Then this incredibly wealthy and handsome aristocrat publicly mocked Georgina's views on rights of women while the cream of Regency society looked on. From there he went on to physically thrash Georgina's beloved brother, financially ensnare Georgina's family, not bother to deny his shameful relationship to a servant girl - and arrogantly demand Georgina in marriage. Georgina had every reason to detest this thoroughly impossible and egotistical male. She vowed that nothing in the world would make her joint the list of victims of his charms. Indeed, Lord Rivington was due for a richly earned comeuppance - and Georgina for a most unexpected awakening...

THE SECRET BLUESTOCKING 11/1985 ISBN:0451139119 On the surface, Miss Emma Waring seemed a most proper young lady. True, her hair was a rather unfashionable reddish-gold, and at times a spark of deviltry marred her studiously innocent gaze. But all in all, Emma obeyed the proprieties as she followed her family's injunction to snare a husband in the London marriage mart. Unfortunately, Emma had a serious handicap in competing with the simpering young Misses. Emma not only had brains but used them to write books and verse that enjoyed a scandalous success when published under a false name. Clearly Emma could afford to let no one pierce her demure disguise and expose her as a blatant bluestocking. Especially not the celebrated and sought-after Viscount Kinver, who alone had the power to lure Emma's inordinate intelligence to the surface and to stir her heart into folly...

A SERVANT OF QUALITY 7/1988 ISBN:0451155823 Beautiful Lady Sophia Clavering thought it worth running any risk to escape marriage to the boring Edwin Fothergill--but now it seemed she had leapt from the frying pan into the fire. Instead of being waited on hand and foot, she was disguised as a servant in a household where she had to cater to the whims of a willful young Miss. Instead of dealing with a suitor who knew nothing of romance, she was faced with Lord Hugo Ramsey, the handsomest rake in all of society, who was reputed to be fearfully expert in the art of love.

THE WICKED CORINTHIAN 6/1990 ISBN:0451165764 After only one season, Miss Emma Kendrick's hopes of contracting a good marriage were dashed at the death of her father, whose profligate ways had impoverished the family.

Elizabeth Jackson

A BRILLIANT ALLIANCE 3/1993 ISBN:045117502 Two very different men sparked two very different emotions in Miss Caroline Wentworth. Caroline burned with anger at the arrogant Mr. Robert Neville. This fabulously rich gentleman might be the Catch of the Season, but he also was the man who had bought Caroline's country home and could ruin her younger sister's London coming-out. Meanwhile, Caroline felt embers of an old passion being stirred by Charles, Lord Ridley, as the superbly handsome viscount set out to win her heart that he had broken long ago. Caroline badly wanted to humble the high and mighty Neville. She desperately wanted to resist the irresistible Ridley. And the last thing she wanted to do was fall in love with either.

GALATEA'S REVENGE 8/1993 ISBN: 0451177290 In Dangerous Hands. It was bad enough that Sir Oliver Townsend mistook beautiful Georgiana Oversham for a lightskirt instead of the well-brought-up and wealthy young lady she was. It was even worse that he wanted her not only to satisfy his desires but to be a pawn in his plan to play a most shocking joke on respectable society. Georgiana had a proper reply to his outrageous intent. She would make sure that the joke was on the arrogant Sir Oliver. But she was not prepared for a most perilous pitfall. Though she refused to be putty in his hands, she could not stop from being a woman in his arms....

ROGUE'S DELIGHT 7/1995 ISBN:0451182774 Miss Susan Winston had heard shocking stories about the handsome and heartless Viscount Everly Once upon a time he had had a heart only to have it broken by a faithless beauty He had more than evened the score by the scandalous seductions that made him the most infamous rake in the realm. Now this libertine lord needed a wife for the sake of show--and how could an impoverished orphan like Susan say no to a man who offered her so much for so little? But playing the part of Lord Everly’s pawn was one thing—and becoming a plaything of passion was another. Yet Susan found herself dangerously falling under the silken spell of a man who was delighted to prove that loving well was the best revenge.

Jane Jackson

THE DEVIL'S PRIZE 2/2008 ISBN: 0709084803 Cornish smuggler, Devlin 'Devil' Varcoe, braves winter weather and revenue men to fetch the contraband on which Porthinnis depends for survival. Drawn to Jenefer Trevanion, whose father finances the smuggling operation, Devlin is seduced by beautiful wild-child Tamara Gillis. When fire destroys her home, Jenefer is forced to work in the pilchard cellars. Meanwhile, craving Tamara for himself, Thomas Varcoe plots to kill his brother. Rejected by Devlin, a pregnant Tamara is pressured to marry Tomas. It is only when he faces death that Devlin finally recognises the love he never believed he deserved. Then disaster strikes and he must choose: loyalty or freedom? RR@H's Novel Thoughts

Melanie Jackson

DIVINE FIRE 3/2005 ISBN: 0505526107 (Time Travel) Who is Damien Ruthven? In 1816, Lord Byron stayed at the castle of Dr. Johann Dippel, the inspiration for Mary Shelley's Baron von Frankenstein. Trapped there by a lightning storm he was approached by the doctor and promised a cure for his epilepsy. That 'cure' changed him forever. And is he mad, bad and dangerous to know? In the 21st century, Brice Ashton wrote a book. Like all biographies about famous persons, hers on Lord Byron was sent to book critics in advance. One Damien Ruthven responded. He contacted Brice from New York suggesting her work contained two errors—and that only he could give her the truth. His words held hints of long lost knowledge; were fraught with danger and with deception...and desire. And his eyes, those windows to the soul, showed the experience of centuries. Damien promised to share his secrets. But first, Brice knew, she would have to share herself with him. RR@H's Novel Thoughts

Delle Jacobs

HIS MAJESTY, THE PRINCE OF TOADS 10/2006 ISBN: 1587495632 Returning from the Peninsular War, Lucas Deverall discovers he's inherited a bankrupt title, and the only hope he has for salvation is the deceiving chit who tricked him into marriage six years before. Time to call upon his most effective weapon, and charm her into his bed and out of her money. That's not how Sophie sees it. Now the Toad who forced their marriage is offering forgiveness, in exchange for his presence in her bed? Revenge comes more to Sophie's mind. RR@H's Novel Thoughts

Sherry-Anne Jacobs

PERSONS OF RANK 3/1999 ISBN:1582000921 retitled A PROPER MATCH Eleanor and Beatrice dream of lovematches but the Dowager insists romantic love is for housemaids, not for the Graceover women. Beatrice, dispatched to London at the Dowager's behest to look over the current crop of eligible bachelors, is unimpressed by the frivolities of the Season. She is disturbed by the languid charm of Lord Serle, confused by the manipulative ways of her cousin Jennice and appalled by the lack of social conscience and mercenary attitudes to marriage displayed by Society. Beatrice's country innocence and unconventional behavior lead her into some alarming situations. Meanwhile, the beautiful and headstrong Eleanor is up to mischief of her own which is guaranteed to earn the disapproval of her grandmother. Will her secret be discovered? Will Crispin prove his worth? Will the scheming cleric achieve his wicked ambitions? After a desperate struggle in the potting shed at midnight, Beatrice is rescued and not only does love triumph for both young women, but the Dowager is not displeased.

John Jakes

THE SEEKERS 1975 ISBN: 0515090387 The enduring saga of our America - and the people who made her great. With the end of the colonies' fight for independence begins a new and even more glorious battle to build a new nation. It is an epoch ripe with the passion that only a country in its springtime can inflame, and two young heirs to a family dynasty dare to confront without fear the barbarity of the West - the Indian resistance, cruel townships, death...Here is a panorama of magnificent action, peopled by some of the bravest characters of an age. When Abraham Kent falls in love with his stepsister, he sets in motion a fate that will drive a generation westward - until Amanda, a girl-child with the heart of a woman, seeks the new frontier that is this land's greatest opportunity - and most awesome dread.

Deana James

MASQUE OF SAPPHIRE 2/1990 ISBN: 0821728857 Judith Talbot-Harrow left England with a heavy heart. She was going to America to join a father she despised and a sister she distrusted and she felt lonelier-and angrier-than she ever had in her life. She was certainly in no mood to put up with the insulting actions of the arrogant Yankee privateer who boarded her ship, ransacked her things, then 'apologized' with an indecent, brazen kiss! And as the handsome, blue-eyed scoundrel sailed away, she vowed that someday, he'd pay dearly for the liberties he'd so callously taken - and the desires he'd so casually awakened...Tabor O'Halloran knew he'd never forget the redheaded British beauty. She was so full of fire and untapped passion - he couldn't let her go. So he tracked her to New Orleans and made his daring plan. He would appear to her amid the seductive secrecy of the masquerade ball, cloaked in mystery, an ardent stranger. He would woo her heart with tender words, her lips with champagne-sweet kisses. And by the time she remembered to hate him, she would be his, every luscious, silken inch of her!

SEEK ONLY PASSION 8/1993 ISBN: 0821742531 Her father was known as the Ice King and he hated her with a cold fury that well deserved the name. Hated her enough to force her to wed his most despised enemy, the debauched, debt-ridden Earl of of Whitby. Still, Lady Noelle Rivers had her pride, and she wore it like armor about her slender shoulders. No man could take that from her-certainly not this haunted, mocking stranger she must now call husband. But with masterful caresses and fierce, demanding kisses, the Earl soon showed his reluctant bride the dizzying pleasures that come to those who surrender to love...and seek only passion!

SPEAK ONLY LOVE 7/1991 ISBN: 0821734393 Piers Larne had learned to hide his feelings behind a mask of bitter indifference and a large decanter of brandy. But the sight of the heiress his father was forcing him to wed sobered the viscount's dissolute soul. Her silvery blond hair and flawless pale skin could lure a man to madness. Not that Vivian Marleigh would be a willing bride; her hatred for him shone clearly from eyes the color of moonlight on water. But she could not very well refuse. Long ago, the shock of her mother's death had robbed her of the power of speech, and the delicate beauty could not say what was in her heart. It was up to Piers to spark the fires that would melt her icy reserve, and teach her the pleasures that await those who seek only passion and Speak Only Love.

Eloisa James

DUCHESS IN LOVE 12/2002 ISBN: 0060508108 Gina was forced into marriage with the Duke of Girton at an age when she'd have been better off in a schoolroom than a ballroom. Directly after the ceremony her handsome spouse promptly fled to the continent, leaving the marriage unconsummated and Gina quite indignant. Now, she is one of the most well-known ladies in London ... living on the edge of scandal -- desired by many men, but resisting giving herself to any one. Finally, Camden, the Duke of Girton, has returned home, to discover that his naïve bride has blossomed into the toast of the ton. Which leaves Cam in the most uncomfortable position of discovering that he has the bad manners to be falling in love -- with his own wife!

ENCHANTING PLEASURES 6/2001 ISBN: 0385333625 Gabrielle Jerningham cherishes the portrait of her betrothed, the perfect Peter Dewland...until she meets his commanding older brother Quill. But it is Peter to whom she has been promised. And how can she possibly transform her voluptuous, outspoken self into the poised gentlewoman Peter requires? When Gabby’s shocking décolletage plunges to her waist at her first ball, Peter is humiliated. But Quill comes to the rescue, to the peril of his heart. An accident years before has left Quill plagued by headaches--the kind that grows more excruciating with strenuous exercise. Needless to say, this hardly bodes well for siring progeny. But the very sight of Gabby leaves Quill breathless. One forbidden kiss and Quill vows to have her, headaches--and Peter--be damned! But it will take a clever man--and a cleverer woman--to turn the tables on propriety and find their way to true love....

FOOL FOR LOVE 8/2003 ISBN: 0060508116 Lady Henrietta Maclellan longs for the romantic swirl of a London season. But as a rusticating country maiden, she has always kept her sensuous nature firmly under wraps -- until she meets Simon Darby. Simon makes her want to whisper promises late at night, exchange kisses on a balcony, receive illicit love notes. So Henrietta lets her imagination soar and writes…A very steamy love letter that becomes shockingly public. Everyone supposes that he has written it to her, but the truth hardly matters in the face of the scandal to come if they don't marry at once. But nothing has quite prepared Henrietta for the pure sensuality of…Simon has vowed he will never turn himself into a fool over a woman. So, while debutantes swoon as he disdainfully strides past the lovely ladies of the ton, he ignores them all…until Henrietta. Could it be possible that he has been the foolish one all along? RR@H's Novel Thoughts

MIDNIGHT PLEASURES 9/2000 ISBN: 0440234573 To her legions of adoring suitors, it comes as quite a shock when Lady Sophie York rejects an offer of marriage from the dashing, rakish Patrick Foakes in favor of amiable but dull Braddon Chatwin. He may be an earl, but it is Patrick's stolen kisses that sear her lips. When Patrick, in disguise, scales a ladder to retrieve his friend's fiancee, he never expects the elopement to be his own. Neither does Sophie, Braddon, or the rest of the tattling ton. One hasty wedding later, the passionate innocent and the sophisticated rogue play out their own intricate dance as Sophie masters what it takes to keep a man where he belongs. And Patrick learns the ultimate lesson in love.

MUCH ADO ABOUT YOU 1/2005 ISBN:0060732067 When you're the oldest daughter, you don't get to have any fun! Witty, orphaned Tess Essex faces her duty: marry well and marry quickly, so she can arrange matches for her three sisters -- beautiful Annabel, romantic Imogen and practical Josie. After all, right now they're under the rather awkward guardianship of the perpetually tipsy Duke of Holbrook. But just when she begins to think that all might end well, one of her sisters bolts with a horse-mad young lord, and her own fiancÚ just plain runs away. Which leaves Tess contemplating marriage to the sort of man she wishes to avoid -- one of London's most infamous rakes. Lucius Felton is a rogue whose own mother considers him irredeemable! He's delicious, Annabel points out. And he's rich, Josie notes. But although Tess finally consents to marry him, it may be for the worst reason of all. Absurd as she knows it to be, she may have fallen utterly in love.

PLEASURE FOR PLEASURE 12/2006 ISBN: 0060781920 Josephine Essex has barely appeared at her first ball before she's labeled the "Scottish Sausage." What's Josie to do? Fueled by the knowledge that notoriety is better than failure, witty unconventional Josie does what no proper lady should—she challenges fate. She discards her corset and flirts outrageously. She attends the horse races and allows an arrogant rakehell to whisk her behind the stables for a surreptitious kiss...and is caught! She doesn't want to marry the young hellion—but who's to help? Her chaperone keeps disappearing for mysterious appointments; her guardian is on his wedding trip; and his friend the Earl of Mayne is too busy staring into the eyes of his exquisite French fiancee. Can a marriage forced by stuffy convention and unwilling desire become the match of the season? RR@H's Novel Thoughts

POTENT PLEASURES 9/1999 ISBN: 0440234565 Reckless desire sends Charlotte Daicheston into the garden with a dashing masked stranger. He's powerful, unforgettable, a devastatingly handsome footman who lures her--not against her will--into a grand indiscretion at a masquerade ball. Then he vanishes. Several years later, after Charlotte has made her dazzling debut in London society, they meet again. But the rogue is no footman. He's rich, titled, and he doesn't remember Charlotte. Worse, he's the subject of some scandalous gossip: rumor has it, the earl's virility is in question. Charlotte, who knows all too intimately the power of his passion, is stunned by the gossip that has set society ablaze. At last, there can be a storybook ending...unless, of course, Charlotte's one mad indiscretion had not been with him at all....

A WILD PURSUIT 3/2004 ISBN: 0060508124 It is whispered behind the fans of London's dowagers and in the corners of fashionable ballrooms that scandal follows willfully wild Lady Beatrix Lennox wherever she goes. Three years before, the debutante created a sensation by being found in a distinctly compromising position. Now, the ton has branded her as unmarriageable, her family has called her a vixen, and Beatrix sees no reason not to go after what -- and who -- she wishes. And she wants Stephen Fairfax-Lacy, the handsome Earl of Spade. Beatrix, with her brazen suggestions and irresistibly sensuous allure, couldn't be more different from the earl's ideal future bride. Yet Beatrix brings out a wildness in the earl he has tried to deny far too long. Still, he's not about to play love's game by Lady Beatrix's rules. She may be used to being on top in affairs of the heart, but that will soon change? RR@H's Novel Thoughts

YOUR WICKED WAYS 4/2004 ISBN: 0060560789 Helene, the Countess Godwin, knows there is nothing more unbearably tedious than a virtuous woman. After all, she's been one for ten long years while her scoundrel of a husband lives with strumpets and causes scandal after scandal. So she decides it's time for a change -- she styles her hair in the newest, daring mode, puts on a shockingly transparent gown, and goes to a ball like Cinderella, hoping to find a prince charming to sweep her off her feet…and into his bed. But instead of a prince, she finds only her own volatile, infuriatingly handsome...husband, Rees, the Earl Godwin. They'd eloped to Gretna Green in a fiery passion, but passion can sometimes burn too hot to last. But now, Rees makes her a brazen offer, and Helene decides to become his wife again...but not in name only. No, this time she decides to be very, very wicked indeed? RR@H's Novel Thoughts

Rebecca James

TOMORROW IS MINE 1979 A young woman raised in Mexico can only inherit her grandfather's fortune if she marries a man of property in England, which propels her into marriage to a man whom she suspects of being a spy for Napoleon, and life as mistress of a decaying castle facing the English channel.

Sally James

A CLANDESTINE AFFAIR 9/1980 ISBN:0449500950 Lovely Mary Wyndham had just about given up the notion of true love when she met Sir Ingram. That she failed to see this was due in part to Teresa, a spoiled chit of a girl (and her brother's latest amour), who insisted that Sir Ingram was trying to kill her for her inheritance. Mary found Sir Ingram very handsome. Disturbingly so. She also found him a trifle arrogant, but hardly sinister. That is, until another accident befell Teresa. And this time, Mary could not be so certain...

FORTUNE AT STAKE 1981 ISBN: 070918834X

THE GOLDEN GYPSY 10/1978 ISBN: 070916999X

HEIR TO ROWANLEA 4/1980 ISBN: 0709185685 Young Charlotte's loveliness lay not only in her violent eyes with their incredible lashes, but in her fanciful imagination. For instance, she fancied that she would be the one to help her beloved cousin Harry win the girl of his dreams. But the girl of his dreams was a vain and self-centered creature with more interest in Harry's fortune than in Harry. All of which became very complicated when a stranger impersonating the heir to Harry's disputed fortune showed up and threatened everyone, especially Charlotte, who by now realized that she was in love with Harry herself!

LORD FORDINGTON'S OFFER 12/1981 ISBN:0709194994

MASK OF FORTUNE 7/1978 ISBN: 0709167504

MIRANDA OF THE ISLAND 1977 ISBN:0709161638

OTHERWISE ENGAGED

PETRONELLA'S WATERLOO 1977 ISBN:1853892440 Impetuous Petronella Fanshawe took the job as governess to Madame de Courcy's children only to escape the domination of her formidable guardian, Mrs. Deeping. But when the de Courcys moved to Paris, Petra traded her governess garb for the dark skirts of a spy. She knew that the secret information she had overheard was vital to the Duke of Wellington's campaign against Napoleon. What Petronella didn't know was that destiny would soon plunge her into the middle of a French war and into the strong arms of the dashing English Lord Claverton!

Samantha James

EVERY WISH FULFILLED 1/1997 ISBN: 0380786079 The Earl of Stonehurst's beautiful but lonely orphaned ward, Heather Duval has resigned herself to spinsterhood--devoting her energies solely to overseeing the earl's grand country manor. Then Damien Tremayne arrives to disrupt her peaceful solitude. An intense and fascinating man, Damien has hired on as an estate manager--enticing Heather with the fire of his passionate spirit...even as he, himself, is tempted by her loveliness and grace. But Damien is pursuing answers to the mysterious death of his brother--a determined search that led him to this place...and to Heather Duval. And though desire and destiny have bound them there are shocking secrets that must first be revealed--and perilous truths they must face together before they may truly love.

GABRIEL'S BRIDE 5/1994 ISBN: 0380775476 Trapped by duty -- and the demands of his cruel,unyielding father -- Lord Gabriel Sinclair, the dark and moody Earl of Wakefield, is being forced to find a bride. But Gabriel plans an exquisite revenge on his cold-hearted parent: wedding the sultry, low-born Yankee wench who tried to steal his watch. Ragged and beautiful Cassie McClellan is desperate to escape her life of poverty -- and, therefore, willingly accepts the handsome, arrogant aristocrat's offer of marriage in name only. But neither is prepared for the awakening passions that will bind their fragile, damaged hearts -- or the blistering, sensual need that compels them both to surrender body and soul.

ONE MOONLIT NIGHT 12/1998 ISBN 0380786095 Forced to leave her home in the vicarage, proud and resolute Olivia Sherwood has hired on at Ravenwood Hall, where preparation for the new earl's arrival is underway. At first glance, Olivia stands transfixed by the dashing gallant with eyes dark and gleaming in the moonlight. Though his origins are shadowed in secrets, and Olivia knows better than to trust a man she's never met, she is intoxicated by him.The Dark Earl Crossing the threshold of his new home, Dominic St. Bride, the Earl of Ravenwood, sees suspicion in the faces of everyone surrounding him--for his staff knows of his illegitimate birth and dubious background. Yet, the radiant face of a beautiful servant intrigues him. Although the familiar wariness flares in her eyes, Dominic senses a smoldering desire there as well, and he determines to claim her. But can his passionate soul win the unlikely devotion of a defiant maid--thereby redeeming him with her unconditional love?

A PERFECT BRIDE ISBN: 0060006617 8/2004 Devon St. James must surely be dreaming!  She closes her eyes in London’s poorest slum, and awakens wrapped in fine linens…staring into the eyes of the most gorgeous man she has ever seen! Sebastian Sterling, Marquess of Thurston, is clearly shocked to have a girl from the streets in his bed, though the heat of the desire burning in his gaze is unmistakable.  But if he believes Devon will easily submit, he is quite mistaken! What the devil has he done? It’s bad enough their family is already mired in scandal, now Sebastian has to deal with the exquisite young beauty in rags he had impetuously carried into his home! Worse still, the lady is driving the serious, responsible marquess to distraction with her fiery spirit and breathtaking sensuality.  But perhaps, just perhaps, with some of Sebastian’s private schooling, this low-born enchantress can learn refinement and manners – and be miraculously transformed from merely his passionate obsession into…A Perfect Bride. RR@H's Novel Thoughts

A PERFECT GROOM 12/2004 ISBN:0060502797 Perfection is in the eye of the beholder ... Proud of his reputation as a rogue, Justin Sterling intends to be the first to bed "The Unattainable" -- the Season's most luscious debutante -- and win the wager that's the talk of the town. However, he never expected the enchantress in question to be Arabella Templeton, who once stole his heart and owns it still. Now the notorious scoundrel will have to prove to her that his intentions are honorable ... while protecting her virtue from every other rascal in London. Arabella will marry only for love -- and she does not need her childhood nemesis to act as her self-appointed guardian! Though the arrogant cad seems sincere, she is well aware of his rake hell history and won't be swayed by his considerable charm and disarming good looks. For it would be pure madness for Arabella to ignore the voice of reason that whispers "beware!" and heed instead a traitorous heart that insists Justin Sterling would make ...

A PERFECT HERO 7/2005 ISBN: 0060006633 Can a perfect scoundrel be the perfect hero? Since she was cruelly left at the altar at the age of twenty-two, Lady Julianna Sterling has resolved to have nothing to do with men. So she is shocked to discover she has unwelcome feelings for the very worst of the breed -- a dangerous, unbearably handsome highwayman who has set upon her coach in the countryside and taken her captive. Worse still, her righteous ire turns quickly to disappointment when the irresistible outlaw sets her free. Viscount Dane Granville knows he should not have revealed his face to the enchanting Lady Julianna -- for he has compromised the secret mission he has undertaken for the Crown in the guise of the notorious Magpie. Now their paths are crossing once more, and Dane aches to taste again the sweetness of her kiss. But he must resist what his heart demands, for their passion can only lead to perils beyond imagining ...

SCANDAL'S BRIDE short story in MARRIED AT MIDNIGHT 10/1996 ISBN: 038078615X A young woman's reckless scheme to defy her father's ultimatum leads to a hasty union and unexpected passion. . .

Sophia James

FALLEN ANGEL 8/2004 ISBN: 0263839737 Should she allow him to get close? Nicholas Pencarrow, Duke of Westbourne, is intrigued by the woman who saves his life and then vanishes. Queries as to her identity turn up the name of Brenna Stanhope, although every attempt to make contact with this beautiful mystery lady is politely rebuffed. Brenna has a dark secret she must keep buried, so she has built a respectable, uncomplicated world about herself where she avoids all male advances. Although, against her better judgement, this determined man keeps breaking through. Could she risk harming Nicholas's reputation by lowering her guard just once?

Syrie James

Top PickTHE LOST MEMOIRS OF JANE AUSTEN 12/2007 ISBN: 0061341428 In this newly discovered Memoir, Jane Austen reveals the love affair that inspired her return to writing, and influenced every one of her beloved novels. Jane Austen, left nearly penniless after her father's death, has long since given up writing when she meets the handsome, well-read and charming Mr. Ashford, a man who is truly her equal in intellect and temperament. Inspired by their burgeoning romance—as well as the people she encounters and the events unfolding around her—Jane begins revising Sense and Sensibility, a book she began years earlier, hoping to be published at last. The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen seamlessly weaves together fact and fiction in a tale that is as witty, heartfelt and suspenseful as one of Jane Austen's own novels... a tale that will introduce new readers to the delights of Miss Austen, and reward her legions of fans with just the kind of romantic relationship they might wish for this much-loved author. RR@H's Novel Thoughts

Josephine Janes

LONDON FROLIC 4/1983 ISBN: 0515072052 Diana Fletcher will do anything to save her family's estate from the despicable Lord Coventry. Even accept money from Lord Aubrey Brampton, a dashing stranger. Even follow Lord Brampton through the Great Fog to London to be a companion to his eccentric mother. By the time they reach the mist-shrouded city, Diana has lost her heart hopelessly...and irrevocably. For, like the fiance who jilted her when she proved too outspoken, Lord Brampton seems to prefer his ladies placid and demure. And Diana fears she will never win his love unless she can hide her fiery spirit.

Krista Janssen

SKYE LAKOTA 6/1996 ISBN:0671519085 Sky Mackinnon will let nothing stop her from honoring a solemn pledge to her father, a half-breed Scot and Lakota Sioux, and immigrating to the Dakota valley where he grew up. Scotland was home, but now Skye feels the call of this rugged land deep in her soul. Kyle Wyndford is a rich and important man, a cattle baron who reigns over the renowned Wind River Ranch. But when he hires Skye to care for his ailing sister-in-law, he unwittingly enlists the services of a young woman whose exotic beauty springs from the blood of the Lakota, the tribe he blames for his brother's murder. By the time Kyle realizes the truth, it is too late: Skye has already captured his heart. Though intensely attracted to the dashing baron, Skye's desires are thwarted by his bitter feelings toward her people. Theirs is a powerful love, but an impossible match, until they must search the depths of their hearts, and together face a treacherous enemy. With their lives and their future in jeopardy, they yield to a passion from which there is no turning back.

Miranda Jarrett

THE ADVENTUROUS BRIDE 2006 ISBN: 037329428 Lady Mary Farren is a sensible, practical country girl. But on her long-awaited Grand Tour, she's determined to find adventure. She's thrilled when the chance purchase of an unusual painting draws her into a mystery and....and brings her to the attention of a handsome stranger!  Lord Fitzgerald thought she was just another pampered British miss--until he was confronted by her keen intelligence. Knowing full well that an impoverished Irish peer was no match for a duke's daughter, John still couldn't tear himself away from the ravishing Lady Maryand ... or the painting, said to hold clues to a fortune in gold.

A GIFT MOST RARE short story in GIFTS OF THE SEASON 11/2002 ISBN: 0373292317

THE GOLDEN LORD 9/2003 ISBN:0373292724 Her life was a lie...but their passion spoke the truth. A life of deceit...On the surface, Jenny Dell appeared the model lady, but nothing could have been further from the truth. For her, every word and every act as was a deception. Until she met Brant Claremont, the Duke of Strachen, and learned firsthand about loved based on a lie. 'No matter how much any one of us pretends to be someone else, in the end we always are what we are.' 'Ahh.' For whatever reason, Brant relaxed. 'Then you are a fatalist? You believe that we can never change from what we're born? That our destiny remains always the same, with no hope of growth or improvement? 'No, no, no! It's not so complicated as that, Your Grace. I only meant that no matter how many changes you may make for the world to see, you are still at heart, or in your soul. the same creature you were born. That's what I know,' Jenny said with conviction. She did believe it. How could she not, when so much of her life was unabashed deception? If she didn't believe in herself independent of whatever new identity she'd concocted, why, then, she'd have nothing at all.

THE LADY'S HAZARD 2005 ISBN: 0373293798 As the chef of London's premier gambling club, Bethany Penny caters to the most elegant lords of the ton, but prefers to help the city's neediest residents. When a mysterious soldier appears in her soup line she suspects that beneath his cool demeanor and shabby coat he hides a wealth of secrets... Major William Callaway returned from war a damaged but determined man. Keeping his true identity concealed, he is thrown together with the copper-haired beauty, Bethany. They must join forces to uncover a mystery that involves them both, but the risks they take may put them in grave danger... and the truth may tear them apart!

PRINCESS OF FORTUNE 2004 ISBN: 0373293216When an exiled princess becomes too much for her hosts to handle, Captain Lord Thomas Greaves is called to action. Playing nursemaid to a pampered beauty isn't exactly how Thomas wants to serve his country, but at least it's something to relieve his boredom while he counts the days until he can return to sea. To mask her loneliness, the homesick Isabella is imperious and difficult, but with sparks flying she can't deny her attraction to her handsome bodyguard. And, when her life is threatened, Bella realises that the dashing captain is the first man to treat her not just as a princess, but as a woman!

RAKE'S WAGER 2/2005 ISBN:0373293402 Cassia Penny runs a fashionable gaming house in Regency London. Her inspired style has always set the fashion - which is just the sort of talent Richard Blackley needs. Blackley is a self-made millionaire, determined to establish himself as a proper London gentleman. When Cassia loses a wager, he collects by demanding her services to refurbish his decrepit estate - but finds her beauty the most gracious adornment his home could have. Now, as she transforms the old house, she transforms Richard, as well. The unlikely pair are drawn together - until an old secret from Richard's past reappears. Will it tear them apart - or unite them forever?

SEDUCTION OF AN ENGLISH BEAUTY 2007 ISBN: 0373294558 Lady Diana Farren is no stranger to scandal. She's been sent abroad and instructed to behave herself. Diana has all the best intentions, but soon she is swept away by the passion of Italy-and of its most notorious seducer, Antonio di Randolfo! Tall, dark and smooth as silk, Antonio draws out all of her sensual longings. But when Diana's past catches up with her, danger looms on the horizon, and Antonio might not be everything he seems..

THE SILVER LORD 3/2003 ISBN:0373292481 On the surface, Fan Winslow appeared to be the prim and proper housekeeper of Feversham Hall. In actuality, she was secretly heading a notorious smuggling gang based off the rambling estate's stormy coast. The arrival of Feversham's new owner, Captain Lord George Claremont, however, threatened to ruin her thriving business. Having lived down the shame his rakehell father had brought upon their family, George Claremont lived by his honor and the kingdom's laws. Dubbed the Silver Lord for his feats in battle as much as for his sterling reputation, the celebrated navy hero was duty bound to stop any illegal activity on his property, even if the villain was a mysterious beauty with eyes no man could resist. Would turbulent passion be enough to forever unite lovers on opposite sides of the law?

SPARHAWK'S LADY 6/1995 ISBN: 0373288719 A Man of Honor... Willing to dare the impossible. Only such a man could help the countess Caroline Moncrief in her hour of need. And in Jeremiah Sparhawk she recognized her champion. A hero who would storm the very gates of Hell at her asking. A Woman of Courage... Caroline Moncrief was Jeremiah's own true destiny. No matter that she belonged to another. He knew from the very first that their fates were entwined, and that he would grant her deepest desire, though it would tear his heart asunder...

THE VERY COMELY COUNTESS 10/2001 ISBN: 0743417933 When the Duchess of Harborough offers Harriet Treene a chance to model for one of her alluring paintings, Harriet accepts. Beautiful, witty, and bold, Harriet is a lowborn orange-seller in St. James Park. Can this diamond-in-the-rough be polished enough to find a place in the genteel ton -- and in the heart of London's most enigmatic rake? Devilishly irresistible William Manderville, Earl of Bonnington, refuses to take a wife because the covert risks he takes for the sake of his country put him in constant danger. A painting by his friend the duchess -- of a woman who looks like the goddess Venus -- could change his mind, however. As the duchess plays matchmaker between the enamored earl and the mysterious beauty, William finds himself caught up in a maelstrom of powerful emotions and desires he has never felt before. But can he finally take the risk of loving a woman when his love of danger and excitement will put her in harm's way?

THE VERY DARING DUCHESS 9/2001 ISBN: 0743417925 Escaping the invasion of Napoleon's army, Francesca Robin seeks to flee Italy on an English ship. When Francesca -- an artist whose risqué paintings are much desired by wealthy gentlemen buyers -- learns of Admiral Lord Nelson's decree that no lady may gain passage on an English ship without a husband, she dares to do the unthinkable: find an eligible English bachelor and marry him at once. Estranged from his noble family, Captain Lord Edward Ramsden has built a stellar naval career. Proper and upstanding, he shocks himself by impulsively exchanging vows with this forward and flirtatious lady in distress. But in London, their mock marriage is turned upside down when Edward is unexpectedly named a duke -- and Francesca his unlikely duchess -- stunning the genteel ton. Their newfound social status invites danger and scandal -- and now the duke risks all to win the heart of the woman he loves madly -- his bold-spirited duchess.

Julia Jeffries

THE CHADWICK RING 1982 ISBN: 0451142276 It was no secret that Ginevra had a rival for her husband. All of London knew that Richard Glover, the Marquess of Chadwick, kept Amalie de Villeneuve as his mistress-and every rake in town smiled at the idea of a chit of a girl like Ginevra competing with the red-haired love goddess of the demi-monde. But Chadwick also had a rival. Bysshe, his own grown son, was head over heels in love with Ginevra-and passionately determined to free a stepmother young enough to be Bysshe's mate from a husband old enough to be not only his father but hers. When Amalie and Bysshe formed an alliance to smash once and for all the crumbling Chadwick marriage, the feuding couple had to decide if they should stop fighting each other-and start fighting for their lives together.

THE CLERGYMAN'S DAUGHTER 1983 ISBN: 0451146115 When Jessica, a poor parson's daughter, secretly wed the dashing aristocrat Andrew Foxe, she set in motion the wagging tongues of Regency society, which preyed on such delicious scandal. The union also outraged Andrew's older brother, the arrogant, maddeningly attractive Graham Foxe, Earl of Raeburn. But now after a tragic change of circumstance, Andrew was gone and Jessica thoroughly eager and absolutely determined to flee her elegant marriage cage. But little did she realize that her charming enemy, Graham, was equally determined to keep lovely Jessica and her obvious assets strictly within the confines of the family compound. Considering her brazen past escapades, Jessica deemed the arrangement only mildly shocking - relatively speaking.

Sabrina Jeffries

AFTER THE ABDUCTION 6/2002 ISBN: 0380818043 After two London Seasons--and a score of resoundingly dull society suitors--lovely Juliet Laverick still longs for only one man: Morgan Pryce, the dashing scoundrel who kidnapped her two years ago. But her determination to bring him to justice hasn't waned, either--not even when the man she mistakes for Morgan, his twin brother Sebastian, tells her some shocking news: her mysterious paramour has disappeared. Sebastian Blakely, the Baron Templemore, dares not admit that he's the one Juliet seeks--that it is his kiss she still yearns for. Confessing to her abduction would bring disaster and scandal upon them both. But how can he convince Juliet to forsake her pursuit of her dream lover--when all he dreams of is holding her in his arms again?

DANCE OF SEDUCTION 4/2003 ISBN: 0060092130 It's difficult enough for Lady Clara Stanbourne to run her London home for reformed young pickpockets without having to contend with a criminal in business right next door. The mysterious Captain Morgan Pryce is obviously dealing in stolen property, and she will never allow the handsome scoundrel to lead the children astray! Pryce is very much mistaken if he believes her a delicate rose he can wilt with soft words and passionate, unspoken promises. Now if only Clara could douse the fiery yearning the charming cad ignites inside her...Morgan wishes he could tell the exquisite Clara the truth: that he is working undercover to break up a notorious crime ring. His mind should be on his duty--not wondering how it would feel to hold Clara in his arms and taste her luscious lips. But now that she has entered into his most dangerous game, Morgan knows he must have her, despite the very real peril to his secret mission...and to his heart!

THE DANGEROUS LORD 3/2000 ISBN 0380809273 Ian Lennard needs a wife and thinks he's found the perfect one. Then a newspaper column by a notorious gossip named Lord X unwittingly exposes part of Ian's deeply hidden past. When the column scares off Ian's skittish prospective fiancée, Ian wants to skewer the gossipmonger. Using his skills as a one-time spy, he runs the man to ground.  But the man isn't a man. It's a fetching young woman named Felicity Taylor, whose wastrel father left her and her four young brothers so destitute that only her pitiful income from her column stands between them and ruin. Unsure of his loyalties, Felicity engages Ian in a battle of wits that fires his blood. He's soon embroiled in a war of words and passion that will lay open his dark soul to the only woman who can forgive the sins of his past and teach him how to heal.

A DANGEROUS LOVE 11/2000 ISBN: 0380809281 Griffith Knighton has found the perfect way to avoid being trapped into marriage with one of the Earl of Swanlea's daughters: he'll swap identities with his man of affairs during their visit to Swan Park, and be free to search out the hidden document that will prove his legitimacy, the one the earl is using as a bargaining tool to secure his daughter's future. After all, Griff is not about to marry some homely spinster just to claim his rightful title . . . But he didn't reckon on the brazen, voluptuous Rosalind, who could tempt even a saint into sinning--and Griff is no saint. Rosalind wants no part of the plan to marry her off to her father's wealthy heir--and his man of affairs is even more intolerable! The arrogant man is clearly up to something with all his sneaking about Swan Park, but the sparks that fly when they're together make her wish that he wasn't. There's something slightly dangerous--and a little mysterious--about this man . . .  Does she dare risk her heart on a man whose secrets could destroy that love?

THE FORBIDDEN LORD 2/1999 ISBN: 0380797488 Jordan Willis, the Earl of Blackmore, is known for his exploits with experienced bedmates and his avoidance of innocents. He's never been in love, and thus has earned the nickname "the Lord with the Granite Heart." So he's surprised when a chance encounter prompts him to steal a kiss from the prim Emily Fairchild, a rector's daughter. Stunned by the sensual passion of her response, he nonetheless expects never to see her again. Then he meets the flirtatious Lady Emma, the supposed daughter of a Scottish earl, who's a double for the lovely Emily. When the earl recognizes her and demands an explanation, Emily is in a quandary. She can't reveal that he's found her out, and her very life depends on convincing society that she is Lady Emma. But though she plays the coquette and succeeds in making the earl doubt his own eyes, no disguise can hide the fiery attraction their first kiss ignited. Can she trust the Lord of Granite Hearts with her secrets when he's so certain that love is forbidden to him?

IN THE PRINCE'S BED 8/2004 ISBN:0743477707 Miss Katherine Merivale is desperate to make a respectable match -- if only her childhood sweetheart would propose! Until he does, she can't touch the fortune she's inherited. So the last thing she needs is notorious rogue Alec Black putting her proposed marriage at risk with his distracting, smoldering gaze and moonlit kisses. Alec, the Earl of Iversley -- and one of three bastard sons of the Prince of Wales -- is secretly searching for an heiress bride to pay his debts. Fiery Katherine seems the answer to his prayers, and her passionate response to his practiced seduction soon assures him that she is his. But Alec knows Katherine is looking for a love-match, and he wonders...what will happen when she discovers his deception?

MARRIED TO THE VISCOUNT 1/2004 ISBN:0060092149 One kiss... Abigail Mercer was breathless with anticipation at being reunited with Spencer Law, whom she met once and later married by proxy. But now the dashing Viscount Ravenswood denies all knowledge of their union! Far too many witnesses have made it impossible for the secretive Spencer to reject his "bride" without causing a scandal. So he has proposed a marriage in-name-only until they can locate his mysteriously absent younger brother -- who is responsible for everything! -- and untangle this messy affair. Abigail is incensed, irate...and irresistibly attracted to this handsome, infuriating man who hides his smoldering passion behind a proper exterior. So the lady will agree to his terms on one condition: Spencer must seal their bargain with a kiss. But he finds that one deep, lingering, unforgettable kiss isn't nearly enough. And keeping his hands off his pretty wife is going to be much harder than he thought... RR@H's Novel Thoughts

A NOTORIOUS LOVE 9/2001 ISBN: 0380818035 Lady Helena Laverick is at her wits' end! The only man who can help her find her eloping young sister is that scoundrel Daniel Brennan--the man who played with her emotions last summer and then left. And he used to be a smuggler! Although Mrs. Nunley's Guide to Etiquette for Young Ladies would never approve, Helena is forced to go after the runaway in Daniel's company. But something about being with him feels oddly freeing--and a delicious tingle warns Helena that more than her reputation may be in danger. . . Daniel finds most of the prim and proper lovely lady's rules ridiculous--but when she has to masquerade as his wife for the sake of appearances, he immediately envisions the delights of sharing a bedchamber. The unexpected passion smoldering beneath her straitlaced exterior ignites his desire, and the vulnerability hidden beneath her cool control makes him want her even more. Yet Helena's a lady, and he's the son of a highwayman. How can he ever ask her to share his world?

ONE NIGHT WITH A PRINCE 7/2005 ISBN:0743477723 Proper Lady Christabel, the Marchioness of Haversham, is desperate to regain some letters that could destroy her -- so desperate that she pretends to be the mistress of notorious gaming-club owner Gavin Byrne to accompany him to a scandalous house party where she can reclaim them. But when she agreed to let Byrne coach her on how a true mistress behaves, she never suspected how very...persuasive his wicked lessons would be. Gavin is secretly determined to find the letters himself and use them for revenge against the noble sire who abandoned him to grow up in London's worst slums. He's also delighted at how very successful his "mistress lessons" are: it won't be long before the luscious young widow is in his bed. But when Christabel catches Gavin in his own seductive net, he faces a difficult choice: to wreak the vengeance he's planned all his life, or to protect the woman he may -- to his own astonishment -- need more than revenge.

THE PIRATE LORD 4/1998 ISBN: 0-380-79747X Imagine a band of pirates led by a really hunky American captain (our hero, of course) known to the British as the Pirate Lord, because he's so arrogant and hates British nobility. The Pirate Lord and his men decide to quit pirating and settle down on an island paradise. The only problem is--they need wives. Their solution is to kidnap a shipload of convict women being transported to New South Wales. What do you expect of a band of pirates? They're not thinking things through. They just figure the women will be eternally grateful for their interference. The women are decidedly not grateful. They're miffed. Especially Miss Sara Willis, a reformer traveling with the women to make sure they're treated fairly in New South Wales. Miss Willis turns the Pirate Lord's plan on its ear, demanding that the pirates court the women, thwarting the captain at every turn. Before long she's teaching him about women and he's teaching her about passion. And they're both learning about love.

TO PLEASURE A PRINCE 3/2005 ISBN: 0743477715 Beautiful Lady Regina Tremaine has turned down so many suitors that she’s called La Belle Dame Sans Merci. The truth: she won’t marry because she carries a dark secret. She sees no good reason, however, why her brother shouldn’t court the lovely Louisa North—even if Louisa’s half-brother, the notorious "Dragon Viscount," objects. Marcus North, Viscount Draker—bastard son of the Prince of Wales—is rumored to be a monster who holds women captive and has his way with them. He has been exiled from polite society for years. But when Lady Regina makes a plea on her brother’s behalf, Marcus strikes a deal. Her brother can court Louise so long as Marcus can court Regina. But can the beauty and the beast survive a proper courtship when the chemistry between them threatens to cause the scandal of the century? RR@H's Novel Thoughts

Emma Jensen

BEST LAID SCHEMES 9/1998 ISBN: 0449002349 The Earl of Hythe is getting married. All he needs to do is choose a wife from among a list of several suitable ladies. Sibyl Cameron is not on that list. But she has known the earl all her life and loved him nearly as long. When Sibyl and Tarquin come together sparks fly, accidents happen, and the best laid schemes go completely awry.

CHOICE DECEPTIONS 2/1996 ISBN: 0449224015 Jason, Lord Tarrant, needs a temporary fiancee to divert the matchmaking plans of his determined parents. Aurelie Carollan needs a place to hide from the malicious plans of her greedy relations. So they agree: each will help the other, and then they will both simply walk away. But score of interfering friends, two quietly romantic hearts, and one ancient Irish folktale make their bargain anything but simple...

COUP de GRACE 8/1996 ISBN: 0449224864 Lady Grace Granville has spent her young life excelling at getting herself into one scrape after another. Her only other enduring talent has been loving Rafael Marlowe, whose deepest affection lately has been for the bottle. When Grace lands herself in serious trouble, Rafe reluctantly sets aside his whiskey long enough to come to her aid. The question, of course, is whether Rafe will be Grace's knight errant, or whether she will be his saving grace.

ENTWINED 11/1997 ISBN: 0345416597 After returning from war badly wounded, Nathan Paget, Marquess of Oriel, spends his days in bitterness and isolation...until Isobel MacLeod shatters his solitude with her Scottish temper, her pride, and her courage. Isobel, by her own admission a woman of too much intelligence and too little beauty to captivate such a man, is a spinster devoted to keeping her wayward family out of trouble. When her father commits a dangerous error, Nathan makes a dramatic bargain: He will exchange the father's freedom for the daughter's. Shaken by Nathan's raw passion and fierce determination, Isobel's own defenses and stubborn pride begin to weaken. But just as they begin to touch each other's hearts, old secrets reappear, threatening to destroy not only their growing love, but their very lives...

FALLEN 4/2001 ISBN: 0804119554 Gabriel, the Earl of Rievaulx, was once known as the Archangel, the sterling heart of a clandestine military corps. But he has taken a grim tumble from grace, with disastrous results. When he arrives on the Isle of Skye, he expects to find a traitor to the Crown- and redemption in his success. What he doesn't expect, is to come face-to-face with another fallen angel. Maggie MacLeod has come home to Skye after narrowly avoiding a scandal in England. She wants only to be surrounded by family and friends and her healing herbs. She certainly doesn't want to be drawn in by an Englishman with heavenly eyes and a wicked mouth- or into a seventy year old mystery that might destroy them both...

A GRAND DESIGN 11/2000 ISBN: 0451201213 Cate Buchanan's uncles have been commissioned to renovate the London townhouse of the Marquess of Tregaron, a man with a very shadowy past. When Cate and the marquess meet, they immediately spar- and spark. But Tregaron isn't in the market for a smart-mouthed, plain Scottish spinster, and Cate is only interested in seeing her uncles' job completed. All will go just fine, if a few secrets from her own past don't turn her careful plans upside down.

HIS GRACE ENDURES 6/1998 ISBN: 0449002330 Beautiful widow Deirdre Macvail wants only to see her sister-in-law happily matched and to return to her secluded home in Scotland. When she encounters the Duke of Conovar, it is two torments in one. Lucas is both the suitor whom she jilted at the altar seven years earlier, and the man responsible for her husband's death. For his part, Lucas has spent too many years trying to forget Deirdre, to forget how she wounded his pride and left a distinct hole in his heart. Now he finds himself facing a cool, beautiful woman he never really knew, and falling in love all over again.

THE IRISH ROGUE 11/1999 ISBN: 0451201213 Painter and patriot Ailis O'Neill cannot abide the English aristocrats who clog Dublin society, and as far as she is concerned, the Earl of Clane is but one more of them. For his own part, Clane cannot resist the fiery, reluctantly romantic Ailis. He sets out to prove that he is every bit as Irish as she, but he can only tell her so much. If Ailis were to learn of his connections to the notorious highwayman An Cu who rules Dublin's roads, she would no doubt go starry-eyed...over the wrong man...

MOONLIT 1/2002 ISBN: 0804119562: Bearing the scars of a violent past, Viscount Trevor St. Wulfstan relishes his sinful reputation as much as he enjoys his dangerous clandestine missions for the British army. His fortune depleted, Trevor cannot afford to take a lover, let alone compete with the rest of the town for the affections of one remarkable lady’s. Yet he is powerless to resist the passion she stirs in his soul. They call her Mrs. Nolan. A notorious courtesan from Ireland, she has been sought out by the men of London, eager to sample her skills. But all Nell Nolan wants is a quick entrée into society to collect an old debt, and then she will be done with her sordid charade. Until she meets St. Wulfstan–so completely, so dangerously unlike any man she has ever known outside her dreams. A single glance at Trevor’s ravaged face, and an unforgettable night spent in his arms, seals her fate. For once, long ago, Nell had wished upon the moon. . . .

VIVID NOTIONS 6/1996 ISBN: 0449223965 American heiress Vivian Redmond arrives in London and promptly finds herself in the middle of a scandal when she is declared to be the subject of a series of romantic poems ostensibly penned by Lord Byron under a pseudonym. Noel Windram, the Earl of St. Helier, doesn't particularly care if Vivian is the poet's muse. He simply wants to entertain himself with the vivid American for a while. It becomes a merry chase, with Vivian chasing Byron, hoping for an explanation, and Noel chasing Vivian, hoping for a tumble into bed. Tumbling into love was never part of either's plan.

THE WEXFORD CAROL short story in REGENCY CHRISTMAS SPIRITS 10/2001 ISBN: 0451204387

WHAT CHLOE WANTS 10/1996 ISBN: 0449224872 It is a well known fact in London that what Lady Chloe Somersham wants, Chloe gets. When her father decrees that she must find a husband by the end of the Season, Liam MacRaith, the Earl of Mountrath, is her instant choice. Desperate for money, equally desperate to go home to Ireland, Liam wants nothing to do with the persistent Chloe. But what Chloe wants...

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