THE VENGEFUL GROOMBetrothed to the son of her father's Spanish friend, Mistress Deborah Stirling is taken captive by a roguish privateer. Nicholas, Marquis de Vere, has vowed vengeance on her future husband, and plans to use Deborah to lure the murderous Spaniard from his hiding place. Revenge was never so sweet-or so tempting....At first furious, Deborah soon finds herself unable to resist her handsome captor's charms. Swept away by their passion, she can't help but fall in love. But what if it's a lie? Could it be part of Nicholas's revenge to seduce her, then be rid of her?
In the glorious autumn of Elizabeth I's reignWith supporters rallying for Mary Queen of Scots and the Spanish invasion fleet on the horizon, Queen Elizabeth I turns to her secret service for help.An adventurer and privateer serving the Queen's spymaster, Sir Christopher Hamilton is dispatched to watch over Anne Marie Fraser. Held hostage because of her treacherous father's support for Mary Queen of Scots, Anne Marie's cloistered plight angers and then frustrates Kit. Rescuing her from her father's cruel hands, Kit seeks permission from the Queen to marry. But he hasn't counted on Anne Marie's fury at discovering his deception. She will marry him, but she won't be his wife in anything more than name!THE ELIZABETHAN SEASONGlory and tragedy, love and betrayal in the Age of Elizabeth
Her hand in marriage traded in a game of cards, innocent Lottie is completely out of her depth engaged to consummate bachelor Lord Rothsay. Not only is he a prolific womanizer, he's also got a ruthless streak, leaving Lottie fearful about revealing that she isn't the woman he'd agreed to marry! Rothsay should have no qualms about ending this folly of a betrothal, especially when he learns he has been deceived. But sweet-natured Lottie has got under his skin and suddenly he wants to turn his inconvenient fianc#xE9;e into a wife for real!
Slave to Love...Sold to Suleiman Bakhar after being taken prisoner on the high seas, Eleanor Nash is fearful of what will become of her. The all-powerful Suleiman will not allow her to leave Constantinople, while Eleanor is adamant that she will not willingly become his concubine.Impressed by his spirited captive, Suleiman seeks her out at every opportunity. To Eleanor's surprise, he's open to Western ways. The glimpses of the sensitive man behind the awesome public image tease and tantalize her-and his seduction is hard to resist. But can Eleanor ever hope to become his one true love?
A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood.Olivia Roade Burton has lived in obscurity in Steepwood since she brought disgrace on herself by jilting a man of high degree. Now she's grown restless and yearns for excitement. But will any man risk proposing to her? Scarred and disillusioned after his experiences in the Peninsular War, Captain Jack Denning believed he was too tainted to marry a decent girl. Caught in an innocent but compromising situation with Olivia, he's forced into an offer of marriage-one that Olivia accepts with no hesitation. Can she find true love and ease the secret sorrow that haunts Jack's eyes...?Regency DramaIntrigue, mischief...and marriageThe Steepwood Scandal
In her first season in London, country girl Susannah Hampton is confused by the attentions of the dashing Lord Pendleton. Wealthy, but undeniably arrogant, he is certainly not the kind of husband she has in mind. Although she can't help but find him attractive. Soon Susannah gets what she hopes for--a marriage proposal! She may be an innocent country miss, but now Susannah is determined to inflame her husband's passion--and melt the ice around his heart...
War hero seeks rich heiress Captain Adam Miller needs to find a wealthy bride! With a title to pass on and an estate in ruins, he must marry well and produce an heir to turn the family fortunes around. Yet despite the endless parade of eligible heiresses thrust before him, none can compare to the exquisite but penniless Jenny Hastings. The moment she sets eyes on the captain, Jenny is swept off her feet. But she has secrets that could change everything. When they come to light, will the captain still want her by his side? Officers and Gentlemen For duty, for honor, for love
BETRAYED BY MARRIAGE When her betrothed is brutally murdered Lucy Dawlish looks for comfort from the man who shares her grief-his brother, Paul Ravenscar. Virtuous Lucy has always been secretly drawn to this frosty lord, but is it too late to reveal where her heart truly lies? Paul Ravenscar must marry and produce an heir for the sake of his estate, but there is only one woman he wants. To claim Lucy as his bride risks betraying his brother's memory, but Paul might be unable to keep his feelings hidden.... Officers and Gentlemen For duty, for honor, for love
Betrayed!Sir Robert came in peace to claim his lady honorably. But Melissa denied their love, and her father had him whipped from the house.Banished!Forbidden to return, Rob seeks his fortune in the wars, determined to forget the woman who tricked him.Back-for his revenge!As the Wars of the Roses ravage England, Melissa falls into Rob's power and declares she knew nothing of his punishment. He should not trust her-but can he resist such vulnerable, innocent beauty?
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This Harlequin Historical bundle includes The Cowboy's Reluctant Bride by Debra Cowan, Secrets at Court by Blythe Gifford and The Rebel Captain's Royalist Bride by Anne Herries.<P> THE COWBOY'S RELUCTANT BRIDE: If there's one thing Ivy Powell hates it's accepting help! But after receiving menacing threats she's left with no choice but to make a proposition to a ruggedly handsome cowboy. The only problem is Ivy's first marriage destroyed her trust in men, and walking down the aisle again isn't something she'll undertake lightly.... When Gideon Black is asked to protect Ivy, he knows he can't refuse his friend's request. And yet she makes him desire things he never even knew he wanted! But Gideon has hidden his dark past from Ivy... SECRETS AT COURT: Anne of Stamford has long been the keeper of her mistress's secrets, but when Lady Joan marries the king's son, court life becomes ever more perilous. Sir Nicholas Lovayne has arrived to uncover the truth about Lady Joan's past, and Anne must do something--anything--to throw him off.... Longing to escape the intrigues at court, Nicholas hasn't counted on the way Anne distracts him--her refusal to accept pity for her clubfoot touches something deep inside him. Will he be able to follow his duty when every fiber of his being tells him to protect Anne? <P> THE REBEL CAPTAIN'S ROYALIST BRIDE: Orphaned and without protection, Babette Harvey must suffer in silence when her uncle gives shelter to a band of Rebels--though her Royalist blood boils! But other dangerous passions must also be quieted--including those aroused by the handsome and commanding Rebel leader Captain James Colby. When Babette's talent for herbal medicine attracts suspicions of witchcraft, she has nowhere to turn save to Colby--her honorable enemy. And with the captain determined to claim her as his bride, Babette must choose which to betray--her principles or her heart.
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Lord Stefan de Montfort is a true rebel--with the scars to prove it. Deemed a mercenary and exiled from England, he now lives by his own rules. When he plucks Englishwoman Anne Melford from the sea and takes her to his chateau in Normandy, the innocent yet spirited beauty awakens in Stefan a disturbing, forbidden desire. A lady such as Anne could never marry a scoundrel like him--but this dark and dangerous lord is determined to break one last rule and claim her as his bride!
To love, honor and...protectAlain de Banewulf may have triumphed by the strength of his sword during the Crusades, and returned home steeped in glory, but he needs to prove to himself that his skills as a knight lie beyond the battlefield.Alain's life is set to change when he rescues Katherine of Grunwald from brigands. For Katherine is carrying a treasure desired by all of Christendom-one that men will kill for-and Alain has sworn to protect her from the perils that lie ahead. With Katherine's help, perhaps Alain will come to realize that his honor depends not only on his bravery in the face of battle, but also on the strength of his love for one woman.
Beneath the governess's blush...Heiress Sarah Hardcastle is convinced her plan to escape the unwanted attentions of a fortune hunter is foolproof. Buried deep in the countryside, and with a whole new identity as prim governess Miss Goodrum, Sarah is looking forward to the quiet life for once.But her careful masquerade is shaken when she meets her pupils' mentor, Lord Rupert Myers. An incorrigible flirt, Rupert has the looks and the charm to make Sarah blush all the way down to her high-buttoned neckline-and the determination to uncover what's beneath! Sarah will need her wits about her if she's to resist Rupert's roguish ways and keep her secret intact....
Daniel, Earl of Cavendish, finds the frivolity of the ton dull after the adventures and hardship of the Peninsular War. But boredom rapidly disappears when he's drawn into the mystery surrounding the abduction of gently bred girls. His investigation endangers his mother's new companion, Miss Elizabeth Travers. Although she is tainted by scandal, her cool and collected response commands Daniel's respect--while her beauty demands so much more.
Innocent Miss, Powerful Lord! Debutante Helene Henderson has been given a gift of one season in London ; if she is to save her impoverished family she must find a husband! Only unworldly Helenes compassionate nature leads her into the path of a handsome rake with secrets of his own. . . Lord Max Coleridge is intrigued by Helenes beguiling mix of shyness and spirit ; but with his life in danger, how can he put her at risk? Helenes courage shines through and Max intends to solve this mystery ; and make this innocent miss his bride! Debutantes enjoy the delights ofA Season in Town
Forbidden!Never before has fulfilling a duty presented such a challenge for Sir Stefan de Banewulf. His errand: to escort the Lady Elona de Barre to England-and into the arms of his half-brother. Stefan is struck by the lady's beauty and wild courage, yet as a knight of unyielding honor he must curb any wayward desires.Elona is forbidden to him, but as their journey turns perilous, danger heightens the illicit passion smoldering between them. Would Stefan risk bringing dishonor to the Banewulf name...?
In the heated summer of Elizabeth I's reignHer hopes of marriage dashed by scandal, the crown under constant threat, Queen Elizabeth I takes a young, spirited woman into her close court circle.On her way to being presented at court, Catherine Moor fights back with spirit when she is attacked in a teeming London street. Tales of Cat's adventure reach the queen, who-impressed with the young woman's lively mind-claims her as a lady of the bedchamber. Alert against plots that threaten to overthrow the crown, Cat realizes everyone is suspect. Even the flatteringly attentive Sir Nicholas Grantly, a seductive rogue, has secrets to hide beneath his charming exterior....The Elizabethan SeasonGlory and tragedy, love and betrayal in the age of Elizabeth
A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood.When the debauched Marquis of Sywell won Steepwood Abbey years ago at cards, it led to the death of the then Earl of Yardley. Now he's caused scandal again by marrying a girl out of his class- and young enough to be his granddaughter! After being married only a short time, the marchioness has disappeared, leaving no trace of her whereabouts. There is every expectation that yet more scandals will emerge, though no one yet knows just how shocking they will be.Regency DramaIntrigue, mischief...and marriageThe Steepwood Scandal
A dark and handsome stranger fighting in a town square mesmerizes youthful, innocent Catherine Melford. His shirt off, his skin glistening with sweat--he's all man! On meeting him again in the opulence of the royal court, Catherine finds her desire is more aroused than ever. But he is Andrew, Earl of Gifford, and bad blood runs between their families. And he is the lord she'll be forced to wed!
With his rakish reputation and reluctance to wed, Lord Luke Clarendon is now in need of a make believe wife. And he's charming enough to convince the talented and beautiful runaway actress Roxanne to play his leading lady. Roxanne's head cautions her against becoming involved with Luke, but it's an offer she can't refuse. As well as offering her financial security, Luke promises to help Roxanne's quest to discover her true identity. Maybe if she's revealed to be highborn, her Lord will claim her as his Lady for real!
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