Sheltered innocent Miss Marianne Horne had come to Cornwall to care for her ailing great-aunt. She had expected quiet and solitude--not to be drawn into adventure! Surrounded by smugglers, spies and plots, Marianne hardly knew whom to trust. Instinctively, she turned to the enigmatic and handsome Mr. Beck. But plain Mr. Beck turned out to be Andrew, Marquis of Marlbeck--a nobleman who surely would never look twice at the daughter of a country vicar. So why was he insistent on paying Marianne such flattering attention?
Josephine Horne ignores convention. She never intends to marry, so why should she be hedged about with rules? When loyalty to a friend demands Jo risk her own reputation, she doesn't hesitate. Then she meets handsome Harry Beverley, and her ideas about marriage begin to change. . . . Hal must marry for duty, and already has a respectable bride in mind. His attraction to the unruly, rebellious Miss Horne is ridiculous! Both Hal and Jo have a lesson to learn--and Christmas is the season of forgiveness and love!
On the verge of womanhood, Lucy Horne is excited and nervous about her first Season. Despite being the belle of every ball, she can't seem to quell her feelings for a man she has met only once before--the enigmatic and dashing Captain Jack. Captain Jack Harcourt is determined to put the bloody battlefields of France behind him and find a suitable wife. But secrets from Jack's past threaten to confound his plans--and he cannot offer a beautiful girl a tainted name. . . .
A surprising solution!Lord Vincent Carlton requests that his mother invite Miss Cassandra Thornton for a visit. Having recently become an heiress, Cassie knows she needs help to bring her into style, but at least she can now afford to be selective about the man she'll marry.Unbeknownst to her, however, her late brother had made five of his friends promise that, should he die, one would marry Cassie-and Lord Vincent had drawn the short straw....
AN IMPROPER ARISTOCRAT: Rapscallion! Rake! Wanderer! Adventurer! All accusations that the Earl of Treyford admits with pride. The scandalous son of a disgraced mother, he has no time for the pretty niceties of the Ton, nor the simpering debutantes that populate its ballrooms. He has come back to England to aid an ageing spinster facing an undefined danger. But Miss Latimer's thick eyelashes and long ebony hair, her fascinating mix of knowledge and innocence arouse far more than his protective instincts. Can such an improper aristocrat learn to be the true gentleman that Miss Latimer deserves? THE MISTRESS OF HANOVER SQUARE: The Earl's convenient bride Amelia Royston has made a name for herself amongst the London Ton as a brilliant matchmaker. Forever generous, she will do anything to help others' dreams come true. But the society miss is beginning to give up hope that her own feet will ever be swept off the ground. . . When the charismatic Earl of Ravenshead returns, and his disturbing presence tips Amelia's world upside down! He finally declares his intention to marry her - but is he only wanting a convenient bride. . . '
A knight, a lady, and a dark, dark secret...Lady Alayne's remarkable beauty acts as an irresistible lure to the knights of Queen Eleanor's Court of Love. Unhappy in her first marriage, she has no desire to tie herself to another man. Until the arrival of Sir Ralph de Banewulf. His tragic past touches her, and his commanding figure is hard to ignore.On the Queen's orders, Alayne must accompany Sir Ralph to England. A marriage between them would ensure Alayne's protection, but this gallant knight carries secrets never shared-and, if Alayne were to marry him, she might just discover the darkness that lies at the heart of the Banewulf household...
wThe scarred knight's return Haunted by war, Sir Zander de Bricasse is no longer the idealistic youth who left his sweetheart to join the Crusades. Years have passed and he now fully expects to find Elaine married to another. Instead, he discovers she is in grave danger.... Fleeing from a murderous earl, Lady Elaine is rescued by a mysterious knight-her beloved Zander! She's never forgotten his promise to wed her, but to restore their lost love she must help this brooding, tormented stranger heal the wounds of his troubled past.
Sullied, Shamed and Surrendered! Bound by marriage to a cruel lord, Madeline no longer dares to remember the innocent love she once shared with Major Hallam Ravenscar. But when her husband offers her favors to a notoriously depraved marquis to settle his debts, Maddie knows she must escape. Her good name compromised, Maddie must withstand the scandal that looms in the wake of her departure. Should she turn to noble, honorable Hallam, or would she end up tainting him with her shame? Officers and Gentlemen For duty, for honor, for love
Once a galley slave, now a Venetian merchant prince, Lorenzo Santorini is driven to seek revenge on his Corsair captor. He spares no time for softer emotions such as love. Yet when English beauty Kathryn Rowlands appeals for help in finding a friend lost to pirates, Lorenzo struggles to maintain his cold detachment. Kathryn awakens more than lustful thoughts. She stirs deep feelings that he has long forgotten. He must take drastic steps to protect her from his sworn enemy. . . .
LOVE THINE ENEMY... 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. "Another enjoyable romp." -RT Book Reviews on An Innocent Debutante in Hanover Square
An Unlikely MatchDamian Wrexham, Earl Marlowe had been expecting Miss Rosalyn Eastleigh to be a spinsterish old maid. Though tall and headstrong, rather than petite and fragile, the young woman was much too beautiful to set upon the shelf just yet!With her quick wit and rebellious spirit, Rosalyn yearned for adventure beyond the narrow confines of society life. She was irresistibly drawn to her mysterious neighbor, even knowing he could severely damage her reputation. How much was she prepared to sacrifice to find love?
A most attractive guardianStrictly brought up by her Puritan uncle, Annelise Woodward is much too innocent for the likes of Justin Rochefort, Marquis Saintjohn. When she discovers Justin is her true guardian, and that she must go live with his mother, Lady Emily, Annelise's world turns upside down. Thrust from her modest life into the wicked court of Charles II, Annelise seeks guidance from her handsome new guardian. But Justin is too tormented by his past to help his beautiful ward. Can Annelise help him put aside his pain and look forward to their future together?
BENEATH THE DESERT STARSThere was something tantalizingly mysterious about the man Chloe Randall had met on board the luxury cruise ship bound for exotic Morocco. With her head full of romantic images of her film idol Rudolph Valentino, she couldn't help but be aware of the pent-up passion that was close to breaking through this stranger's cool reserve.It was only when he rescued her from the merciless heat of the desert that he let his true self appear. He was a proud sheikh, and keenly dangerous. Because, having saved Chloe's life, he had no intention of ever letting her go....
When Morwenna Morgan defies her brother's orders and rescues a shipwreck victim from a Cornish beach, she doesn't expect an instant attraction to the injured stranger. This is the kind of man Morwenna can imagine falling for-not the unpleasant suitor her brother's forcing on her!Except the stranger is Lord Rupert Melford-a government agent sent to entrap the Morgan family! He has to believe that Morwenna is part of a smuggling plot, but her sweet nature and devotion to nursing him speak only of her innocence....
Miss Hester Sheldon believes the American heir to her adopted grandfather's estate is a rogue and a rebel--with no fortune of his own. Now she has been instructed to teach him the ways of English society, and to find him a suitable wife! But Jared Clinton turns out to be powerful, very wealthy--and extremely handsome! Hester, who has always thought she was destined never to marry, is shocked by her building desire. Soon she is wishing that she could be his chosen bride. . . .
Her name was on everyone's lips. They were agog to find out what Miss Elizabeth Harley had been doing down at the East India Docks. And in such shocking apparel! Why, her uncle's generosity in giving her a London season had been thrown back in his face. Elizabeth had not meant to sully her good name. All she'd craved was a chance to travel. Andrew Melhurst had come to her rescue when she needed him most, but should she consider marrying him to save her reputation?
She'd put the shadows of her past behind her. . . Now Miss Sarah Hunter was delighted at the prospect of a Season in London--and at the opportunity to spend time with the man who'd once saved her life! But Mr. Elworthy was much changed. Rumors and secrets tarnished his honorable name, and the ton had begun to wonder where the truth of the matter lay. He found a staunch champion in Sarah--but as she defended him she was inexorably drawn into the mystery. . . .
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