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Sally Paul is down to her last penny. As she spends it on a cup of tea-to stave off being at the mercy of the workhouse-the last thing she expects is an offer of marriage. . . ;from a complete stranger! Admiral Sir Charles Bright's seafaring days are over-and according to society, that must mean he's in need of a wife! Discovering Sally's in need of a home, he offers a solution. . . ;. They marry in haste-but will they enjoy their wedding night at leisure?
Shipwrecked!Stranded alone on a desert island, he had lived to tell the tale. A triumphant return To The ton saw James Trevenen hailed as Beau Crusoe-a gentleman of spirit, verve and action. But only he knew the true cost of his survival!Scandalous!Susannah Park had been shunned by Society. She lived content with her calm existence. . . until Beau Crusoe determinedly cut up her peace! the beautiful widow wanted to help him heal the wounds of the past-but what secrets was this glorious man hiding?
Three soldiers, three generations, finding love at Christmas 1812: A Christmas in Paradise To save nurse Laura Ortiz from destitution, British naval surgeon Thomas Wilkie has made her an offer this Christmas-a marriage of convenience.... 1855: O Christmas Tree A generation later, it's Thomas and Laura's daughter, widowed lone mother Lilian, who's working as a nurse in the Crimea. Christmas seems a long way away-until Major Trey Wharton helps her bring back the festive sparkle. 1877: No Crib for a Bed Lilian's son Captain Wilkie Wharton is finally on his way home from Fort Laramie. It's a long, arduous, life-changing train journey...which sees him discover his soul mate and the true meaning of Christmas!
Harlequin® Historical brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! This Harlequin® Historical bundle includes Welcome to Wyoming by Kate Bridges, The Wedding Ring Quest by Carla Kelly and Rescued from Ruin by Georgie Lee.Look for six compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Historical!
On the frontier of a new life...Tired and hungry after two days of traveling, Susanna Hopkins is just about at the end of her tether when her train finally arrives in Cheyenne. She's bound for a new life in a Western garrison town. Then she discovers she doesn't even have enough money to pay for the stagecoach! Luckily for her, the compassionate Major Joseph Randolph is heading in the same direction.As a military surgeon, Joe is used to keeping his professional distance. But, despite Susanna's understated beauty, he's drawn to this woman who carries loss and pain equal to his own and has a heart that is just as hesitant and wary....
A lady in distress finds an unlikely companion in this classic Signet Regency Romance from Carla Kelly. AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Miss Susan Hampton never imagined she would have to make her own way in the world. But when her reckless father gambles away the family estate, and she becomes an unpaid servant of her aunt, she flees in search of a better life. Taking the position of companion to a temperamental dowager, she finds herself in dangerously close contact with the dowager's handsome bailiff, David Wiggins, who is everything a man should be--except a gentleman. Though she tells herself he is a thoroughly unsuitable suitor, his irresistible charms could make her forget she was ever a lady... Don't miss Carla Kelly's other classic Signet Regency romance, The Wedding Journey.
Libby's London MerchantMiss Elizabeth Ames knew nothing about Mr. Nesbitt Duke -save that he was a London merchant who stopped by her country manor after an accident on the road. Soon she realized that he was more than he seemed -and that he had stolen her heart...Miss Chartley's Guided TourAfter being abandoned at the altar, Omega Chartley swore she would never love again, and found employment of her own -though far below her station. Then fate brought her ex-fiance Matthew Bering back into her life. And although she has every reason to reject his entreaties, she finds herself once more under his spell...
From riches to rags, Grace has had to swallow her pride and get a job as a baker. But everything changes when she's the beneficiary of a surprise inheritance.Her benefactor's deal comes with a catch: give up her life of toil and live in luxury only if she marries his illegitimate son, a prisoner of war. It's an offer she can't afford to refuse. But her husband-to-be is dying, and he begs her to take one of his men instead-to marry purely out of mercy....A marriage of convenience with a complete stranger... Could this arrangement ever work?
Ever since her father tried to sell her as a mistress to the highest bidder, Eleanor Massie has chosen to live in poverty. Her world changes overnight when Captain Oliver Worthy shows up at her struggling inn. Despite herself, Nana is drawn to her handsome guest. . . . Oliver planned to stay in Plymouth only long enough to report back to Lord Ratliffe--about Nana. But he soon senses that Lord Ratliffe is up to something, and Oliver will do anything to keep this courageous, beautiful woman safe--even marry her!
Benedict Nesbitt, the Seventh Duke of Knaresborough, has resigned himself to a life of solitude. The woman he'd loved for years just married one of his best friends. And so, in the noble tradition of resignation, he is heading back home to look after his niece and work on his stiff upper lip...But on the way he agrees to give a ride to a poor Spanish woman and her child. And though they appear to have nothing, Liria Valencia's self assurance is stronger and more genuine than any he's known in his whole upper crust life. There's certainly more to this single mother than meets the eye. But could she be Benedict's second chance at love? Only if they can see past their differences. And that will require delving into a complicated and painful past...
Four previously published Signet Regency Christmas novellas together for the first time in a charming new anthology.
Scarlet Ribbons by Lyn StoneCaptain Alexander Napier is battle scarred--from war and from life. For him, yuletide is just a reminder of all that he's lost. Can enchanting Amalie Harlowe restore light into the festive season...and reignite the passion in his heart?Christmas Promise by Carla KellyNow that peace has broken out, Captain Jeremiah Faulk is at odds over what to do this Christmas, let alone with his life. Until a simple act of charity reunites him with his lost love--Ianthe Mears.A Little Christmas by Gail Ranstrom Tending to a houseful of grieving relatives isn't Viscount Selwick's idea of a merry Christmas. But one stolen kiss under the mistletoe with spirited Sophia Pettibone is about to change everything!
Celebrate the joys of Christmas in Regency England where five master storytellers ring in the season with warmth, cheer and love.
As a surgeon in the Royal Navy, Lieutenant Philemon Brittle has proved his bravery countless times. But he's never known the thrill that comes with falling in love. Until he meets the beautiful Lady Laura Taunton, who has turned to nursing the wounded as solace from her unhappy past. Philemon will need to draw upon every bit of his strength and determination to convince the marriage-shy Laura that establishing a life together is the truest path to love and happiness. . . .
In spring and summer, there's nothing better than enjoying a meal outdoors with friends and family; today, al fresco dining has never been more popular, given the rise in popularity of gourmet takeout and prepared picnic baskets. For those who eschew all animal products, though, outdoor vegan meals usually consist of mundane veggie sandwiches and a fruit salad. But no more!Carla Kelly is an accomplished vegan cook and baker with two previous cookbooks under her belt; she also loves to prepare delicious, casually elegant vegan meals for backyard barbecues, picnics in the park, or parties at the beach. Vegan al Fresco is loaded with beautiful appetizers such as Peanut Potato Salad and Tomato and Olive Tarts, inventive sandwiches including Pita Po'Boys, and amazing grilled dishes like Sweet Chipotle Tempeh with Berries and Cedar Planked Rosemary and Lemon Tofu. Finish off your meal with Strawberry and Basil Scones, Maple and Walnut Cheesecake, or some crazy good vegan ice creams.The book includes prep and cooking times for each recipe, as well as advice on portability, food safety issues, and menu suggestions for special occasions. Full-color throughout, Vegan al Fresco offers delectable and sophisticated ways for vegans to enjoy the great outdoors.Carla Kelly, a vegan for almost ten years, has cooked at hotels around the world. She is the author of two previous cookbooks, Quick and Easy Bake Sale and Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking, and operates the food website The Year of the Vegan (veganyear.blogspot.ca).
A marriage for protection in the midst of a wartime retreat becomes the passion of a lifetime in this classic Signet Regency Romance from Carla Kelly. AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Set against the vivid historical background of the Napoleonic Wars, The Wedding Journey is the unforgettable story of Captain Jesse Randall, assistant surgeon of Marching Hospital Number Eight, and his undying love for beautiful, young Nell Mason. A battlefield is no place to wage a campaign of love, and even if it was, Jesse is far too shy to ever confess his love to Nell, who helps the surgeons in the field hospital. Her father, Captain Bertie Mason, is a compulsive gambler, and when Nell's mother dies, he desperately agrees to marry her to the despicable Major William Bones to relieve his crushing gambling debts. To prevent such a fate, Jesse hastily weds Nell. He doesn't dare hope she'll ever return his devotion. A marriage on the front lines of the Napoleonic Wars would be difficult enough, but now Major Bones is out for vengeance. As the British army retreats from Burgos for Portugal, Jesse, Nell, and a handful of the sick and stragglers are left behind to fend for themselves. The newly married couple must now draw on all their strength to survive and save their small band, and somehow nurture a love that can endure the most trying of journeys... Don't miss Carla Kelly's other classic Signet Regency romance, The Lady's Companion.
Searching for a ring...finding a family! Penniless Mary Rennie knows she's lucky to have a home with relatives in Edinburgh, but she does crave more excitement in her life. So when her cousin's ring is lost in one of several fruitcakes heading around the country as gifts, Mary seizes the chance for adventure. When widowed captain Ross Rennie and his son meet Mary in a coaching inn, they take her under their wing. After years of battling Napoleon, Ross's soul is war weary, but Mary's warmth and humor touch him deep inside. Soon, he's in the most heart-stopping situation of his life-considering a wedding-ring quest of his own! "Kelly has the rare ability to create realistic yet sympathetic characters that linger in the mind." -Library Journal
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