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In 1836 a band of Comanche rode into Fort Parker, Texas, and kidnapped Margery Mackinnon, leaving her five big brothers orphaned. Like pollen borne by the wind, the brothers scattered to Nantucket, California, and Scotland while their sister wandered the plains, a captive traded from tribe to tribe. Now, in ANGEL IN MARBLE, we pick up the story of one of the Mackinnon brothers, Nick. With his silver tongue and the devil's own blue eyes, he has come to this Gulf town in Texas to build a ship. And he encounters his destiny in the feisty, hurt Tibbie Buchanan. For five years she's lived in a self-imposed prison, hiding from the past that betrayed her. She will yield to no man, yet day by day, Nick chips away at her defenses, at the wall of ice around her heart, determined to make the woman he loves trust him forever more.
One of the top names in historical romance pens her first novel for Mira. In her sweeping romance set in 1785 Scotland, a young English woman and a Scot agree to get married for convenience sake, never bargaining on love entering the picture.
With her sword for protection, Lady Kenna Lennox of Scotland defies social convention and reopens her family's ancient distillery. This feat of wit and daring captures the attention of the sadistic Lord Walter-the Englishman who nearly destroyed her beloved older sister, a man who is determined to bring Lady Lennox to heel.When Colin Montgomery, an American privateer, appears on the scene Kenna is instantly wary, yet highly attracted to this man among men. Filled with fear that she will be betrayed by her longing heart, Kenna struggles between the love she feels, the independence she craves and the danger she must face alone.As vengeful, vicious plots unfold around her, Kenna must take up her sword to face her enemy, and fight for her life and her newfound love.
The Fifth Daughter is a stunning new love story that sweeps from the somber moors of Yorkshire to the Tuscan hills of sunny Italy. Born of tragedy and nurtured by scandal, Maresa Fairweather was a fifth daughter, all but abandoned by her widower father. Wild and headstrong, she was fortunate to have Percy Bronwell to keep her from harm's way. Now the childhood friends have grown up, but realizing his love for Maresa is unrequited, Percy enlists in the Royal Navy. Always attracted to the wrong man, Maresa continues her flirtatious ways until increasing gossip dictates a change of scene. She travels to Italy, but old habits are hard to break and, desperate to end another engagement, she pleads for Percy's help. He saves her the only way he can-by offering a marriage of convenience. After only one night together, Percy returns to his naval command...and Maresa becomes the woman she was destined to be. Learning that Percy's life is in danger at the hands of the French, she risks her own life to save him-and to give him something he has always given her: unwavering love. But is it too late?
Master storyteller Elaine Coffman spins a wondrous tale of an unforgettable Texas heroine. Katherine Simon has never stopped loving her childhood sweetheart, not even after he comes home from war determined to marry another woman-her pretty, pampered sister, Karin. But all will change with the cry of "Gold!" from California-a call for a reckless young man to make fortune and for an irrepressible woman to make a daring journey of the heart.
When Tavish Graham stumbles upon the naked body of Sophie d'Alembert, he thinks she is dead. But it doesn't take him long to discover that Sophie is very much alive and more woman than he can handle, so he leaves her with his brother, James, the Earl of Monleigh.Beautiful, young and French, Sophie finds herself in the wild, strange land of the Scots. Terrified and not willing to trust James, she fails to tell him that she is the granddaughter of Louis XIV-and that she is fleeing a forced marriage to the hated English Duke of Rockingham.Reluctantly, Sophie begins to fall in love with the rugged Highlander. And before she can reveal the truth of her past, James discovers her royal connection, and wonders what else she is keeping from him. Can James resist her, or will he defy the might of England and France for a lover as wild and passionate as himself?
Napoleon has fallen and the Austrian Empire sweeps the continent. Dashing revolutionaries, traitors and spies lurk in every quarter in the turbulent Italy of the 1820s. Italian patriot Angelo Bartolini is a man of many faces: a devoted son and brother, a noble friend and a stalwart nationalist. As a member of the Carbonari, a secret society dedicated to freeing Italy from Austrian rule, Angelo is a wanted man. But as with all great men, Angelo has a tender side, and his spirit awakens the passion of the brilliant but shy English painter, Beatrice Fairweather, who now makes her home in the Tuscan countryside. The Italian is a compelling story of two people who fall in love at the wrong time for all the right reasons. It is a haunting tale of families and war, of missed opportunities, betrayal, tragedy and of a love that knows no end.
Claire Lennox, Countess of Errick and Mains, is a powerful woman in a man's world. Her slender beauty belies the strong shoulders upon which she carries much responsibility, guarding her clan against greed, betrayal and treachery. Confident and courageous, she refuses to marry-ever again. Eight years ago, when she was an impulsive young girl, she lost her heart and her husband to foolish pride. Now, as desperate rivals plot to seize her title and lands, one man is willing to risk everything to save her.Fraser Graham tells himself there is nothing left between him and Claire but memories. Yet his heart dictates otherwise when ruthless enemies kidnap the woman who was once his innocent bride. After his daring rescue sends them running for their lives through the wild, windswept hills, he and Claire surrender to remembered passion...but pride and past hurts silence sweet words of love and forgiveness. As the noose of treachery tightens and a deadly plot unfolds to destroy everything Claire has sworn to protect, Fraser must decide if he will pledge his sword, his strength and his heart to the one woman he has always loved-or resign himself to losing her forever.
New Scottish time travel romance written in response to reader demand by award winning and New York Times bestselling author Elaine Coffman (5 million books sold). When Isobella Douglas is pulled back in time by the ghost of her infamous ancestor The Black Douglas, she encounters a Highland laird who's completely captivated by the modern lass...
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