A dangerous game of spies and seduction...Spirited Katherine O'Malley, sent to France to flush out a traitor, is prepared for discomfort, fear, even danger in her country's service. She isn't prepared to work with handsome rake Major Daniel Ross-posing as his wife! Katherine knows all about his womanizing ways, and she's determined to resist his charms-no matter how strongly they affect her.But when Napoleon's escape from Elba forces the pretend couple to flee across hostile France, Katherine has to trust Daniel absolutely. Even if that means letting him get intimately close....
Regency. Poor Miss Abbie Graham had never felt so betrayed! Betrothed to her grandfather's godson, Mr. Bartholomew Cavanagh, she had found him in a rather compromising position in the garden with another woman! Refusing to marry Bart has resulted in years of quarrel. And now Abbie's been packed off to Bath. Can things get any worse for the girl? They can, and they do, when Bart joins their party. He's now six years older and a rather dashing gentleman to boot--it looks as if Abbie's grandfather is playing matchmaker again! Only this time it may just work, as mysterious goings-on push Abbie and Bart closer together. And soon they realize they cannot survive apart. . .
Two glittering Regency love affairs for one low price! Includes My Lady's Prisoner and Miss Harcourt's Dilemma. My Lady's Prisoner by Ann Elizabeth Cree Three years ago Julia Carrington's husband was killed. Desperate to uncover the culprit, Julia had little success-until Nicholas Chandler, Viscount Thayne, appeared, wearing her husband's ring. Determined to discover all this influential man knew, Julia felt there was no alternative-she would have to take him prisoner! Miss Harcourt's Dilemma by Anne Ashley Miss Verity Harcourt was unconcerned about finding a husband, for she remembered the heartache suffered five years ago over Brinley Carter. She had been forced to help in efforts to unmask Brin as a spy, though she realized her feelings for him had not died. Could she yet prove his innocence?
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Spirited Briony Winters can't believe her ears. Her beloved godmother's will pushes her into marriage-with notorious rake Luke Kingsley. But when her wickedly handsome husband-to-be promises not to claim his rights, Briony takes a deep breath and says, "I do."Luke is used to having secrets, and he's keeping his true reasons for marrying Briony hidden. Let her believe him merely another spoiled, indebted rakehell. Yet it's increasingly hard to hide his real self from his ever more inquisitive wife....
Her quiet world overturned When an unseasonable snowstorm brings an assortment of stranded travelers to Lady Beatrice Lindley's door, companion Miss Ruth Harrington welcomes them in, flustered though she is by the towering presence of Colonel Hugo Prentiss. But the next morning, Ruth's quiet existence on the moor is shattered-Lady Beatrice is dead! Convinced there's more to her employer's demise than meets the eye, Ruth seeks the one man who can help her uncover the truth-the enigmatic Colonel. But in a world where nothing is what it seems, can Ruth and Hugo come to put their trust in each other?
Elegant yet feisty, well traveled yet innocent to the world, beautiful yet modest--prying into others' lives isn't for Lady Gwendolen Warrender. Until murder and mayhem come to Marsden Wood!And every good sleuth needs a partner. Who better than dashing master of the manor Jocelyn Northbridge? With his touch of arrogance, intelligent eyes and brooding chivalry, she knows he'll make the perfect accomplice. But soon the renowned bachelor has more than solving murder in mind. It seems Gwendolen may have uncovered her very own marriage proposal!
Miss Elizabeth Beresford had become an heiress upon her grandmother's death. Her sister, Evadne, thought she was very clever when she engineered that Elizabeth would be trapped overnight in the cellars with Evadne's brother-in-law. Except that the plot misfired and it was Sir Richard Knightley who became entrapped with Elizabeth! Richard was not unwilling to marry, for Elizabeth had changed beautifully from the young girl he remembered. It was Elizabeth who was reluctant, for she loved him and there was something she couldn't tell him....
They've never seen a lady make him smile...They've never seen Viscount Greythorpe listen so intently when a lady speaks. To have caught the eye of this esteemed gentleman, Miss Annis Milbank must be a lady of rare quality indeed!The beautiful, headstrong Annis is innocent to the world, and much more interested in solving the problems of others-the question of who she herself might marry has never been foremost in her mind.With a wry smile tugging at the corners of his lips, the aloof, distinguished Viscount Greythorpe is confident that she will be his....
A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood.Demure vicar's daughter Robina Percival has relished her Season in Town-a definite change for the better after her somewhat straitened situation at home. But what is she to make of Daniel, Lord Exmouth? A widower with two daughters to raise, he appears to be in the market for a wife. Discovering that she has more spirit than she realized, Robina holds back from encouraging her potential suitor. How can she be sure he hasn't buried his heart with his beautiful wife?Regency DramaIntrigue, mischief...and marriageThe Steepwood Scandal
Regency intrigue and splendor in London high societyMiss Emily Stapleton broke her engagement to Lord Sebastian Hawkridge nearly five years ago upon discovering that he was in love with another. Now she's become entangled in something dark and dangerous and Sebastian is back in her life again--as her guardian! How will Emily respond to him when all the secrets of the past are finally revealed?
THE UNMASKING OF MISS GREY With her beloved godfathers death shrouded in scandal, the impetuous Miss Georgiana Grey disguises herself as a boy and heads to London to discover the truth. Being hired as the notorious Viscount Finchams page helps Georgies investigations, but plays havoc with her heart She returns home, disastrously in love with her high-handed protector, only to discover she must return to London for the Season! She comes face-to-face with Fincham at a lavish ball, and her true identity and outrageous deception are unmasked
A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood.Lady Sophia Cleeve dazzled all that Season, but she declared she would not marry a pampered man. Instead, she wanted a worthy man-outside her privileged class! As shock rocked her entourage at this declaration, the sea-worn Duke of Sharnbrook, Benedict Risely, entered the scene and instantly fell for Sophia. To win her, Benedict decided to hide his wealth and take a job as Sophia's personal groom. Soon their interaction took a very personal turn. As their love blossomed, Ben feared Sophia's reaction when she learned he was as noble as she was...!Regency DramaIntrigue, mischief...and marriageThe Steepwood Scandal
His Runaway Bride ReturnsJulian Stapleford, Marquis of Wroxam, is confounded when his estranged wife reappears after an eight-year absence. After being caught in the arms of another man, Lady Jennifer vanished from his life without a trace. Julian is surprised to find that Jennifer is no longer the naive girl he'd married, but instead a genteel lady of integrity with a son who is unquestionably his. Julian finds himself instinctively drawn to his newfound fatherhood. But he will certainly not make the mistake of falling for the same woman again. Or will he?
Two glittering Regency love affairs for one low price! Includes The Larkswood Legacy and The Neglectful Guardian . The Larkswood Legacy by Nicola Cornick Living with her former husband's relatives was uncomfortable for the young widow Annabella St. Auby, but then a meeting with Sir William Weston took her breath away. He made his interest in her very clear, and she was certainly drawn to him. But then Annabella began to wonder if Sir William was in pursuit of her-or her legacy. The Neglectful Guardian by Anne Ashley Miss Sarah Pennington was tired of living at the mercy of her elusive guardian, Mr. Marcus Ravenhurst. Setting off to stay with her old governess, and traveling under the name Mrs. Armstrong, Sarah became stranded at an inn. But with Marcus hot on her trail and staying at the same place, how could he know that the delicious Mrs. Armstrong was his missing ward?
A LADY IN THE KITCHENS...Alone in the world, too proud to accept charity, vicar's daughter Emma Lynn earns her living by cooking-in a tavern! But her independence has a heavy price: a tavern wench isn't fit to mix with the gentry, and Emma has turned her back on the Polite World.Mr. Benedict Grantley, amateur sleuth and baronet's heir, isn't going to let Emma's principles stand in his way. As Ben uncovers the startling truth about a series of murders, Emma is thrust into Society...thrown into danger...and plunged into love!
THE TRANSFORMATION OF MISS ASHWORTH by Anne Ashley. Spirited tomboy Bethany Ashworth had always adored her childhood friend Philip Stavely. His betrothal to her cousin destroyed her innocent dreams¿ Years later, time has changed them both. Finishing school has transformed Bethany into a stunningly beautiful and elegant woman, while tragedy has made Philip society's most eligible man once again. This time Bethany will protect her heart, but Philip now knows exactly what he wants and he's determined to marry the woman he should have swept up the aisle six years ago! THE RAKE'S WICKED PROPOSAL by Carole Mortimer. Society knows Lucian St Claire to be one of the wickedest rakes around. His heart is out of reach, but he certainly knows how to charm a lady. Now the time has come for Lucian to produce an heir - so first he must choose a wife! Young, vivacious and opinionated, Grace Hetherington is definitely not the kind of woman he's looking for. Yet there's something irresistible about her - and when they're caught in a rather compromising situation, he has no choice but to make her his convenient bride!
Viscount Blackwood left home amidst a blaze of scandal. Accused of killing his father and brother, he was saved from the gallows by the testimony of a girl he'd never met. . . . Nine years later Sebastian can return, but the notorious viscount has unfinished business. It's lucky that Miss Isabel Mortimer is now both heart-stoppingly beautiful and has a penchant for sleuthing. . . . Not only must Sebastian find the real culprit--it looks as if he'll find the perfect wife, too!
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