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With a broken collarbone, Jack was in no fit mood to have relatives arrive. But the Reverend Dr Bramley and his daughter were penniless, so he couldn't turn them away. When Jack learnt the truth behind their plight, his chivalrous nature took over. Cressida was in need of a husband. . . but was he in need of a wife?
As a girl she had been bubbling over with mischief. As a woman she seemed half lost in shadow. But Richard Blakehurst couldn't miss the flash of connection between them when his hand touched hers. It was as if he had awakened something deep inside her. Seeing Richard again brought back the taunting memory of their dance at her come-out ball. She must tame her wayward thoughts, because Thea doubted even her considerable fortune could buy Richard's good opinion of her if ever he learnt the truth. . .
A Scandalous Liaison by Elizabeth RollsViscount St. Austell has never forgotten the night he shared with Loveday Trehearne. Now, as mystery surrounds her, he will rediscover all her sensuous curves. Pleasured by the Viking by Michelle WillinghamAuder #xD3; Reilly's afraid she won't satisfy her husband-to-be. So Viking Gunnar Dalrata offers to show her the pleasures of making love. The Captain's Wicked Wager by Marguerite KayeCaptain Ewan Dalgleish makes Isabella Mansfield a scandalous wager: in return for the money she needs, she must spend three nights with him. The Samurai's Forbidden Touch by Ashley RadcliffThe only love and adventure Miku's found is in poetry. But with samurai warrior Takeshi, tantalizing new cravings are aroused. Arabian Nights with a Rake by Bronwyn ScottSusannah Sutcliffe is held captive in a Bedouin camp. She must convince handsome English diplomat Alex Grayfield to rescue her-by seducing him!
The Earl of Rutherford was used to flirting with scandal. But when an act of charity placed his charge's spotless reputation in jeopardy, Marcus knew he must do the honorable thing. There was no point in pretending he was in love. So in return for Miss Marguerite Fellowes's discretion and children, the earl offered his name and protection. Then Marcus watched as proud Meg blossomed in London society. Meg's smile was perhaps the loveliest he'd ever seen, and the glow in her eyes made him feel wildly out of control. Tantalized by her evident passion for life, the dutiful rake soon found himself consumed by far from innocent desires. . . .
Harlequin Historical November 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2
When Earl Max meets Verity he sees a downtrodden servant and he proposes a shocking solution - he will set her up as his mistress. It's only once Verity's agreed, once Max is beginning to lose his heart to her, that he discovers her true identity!
Miss Christiana Daventry will do whatever it takes to keep from being thrown out on the streets--even accept the insufferably attractive Lord Braybrook's proposition! Julian Trentham, Viscount Braybrook, urgently needs to hire a governess and companion, and Christy is conveniently available. Headstrong, with charmingly mismatched eyes and soft tawny hair, Christy is unlike any woman he has ever encountered. But there is something so deliciously endearing about her that Julian quickly forgets how scandalous it would be to give in to the mounting attraction for his penniless governess. . . .
A Simple Choice?To ensure the succession of the Helford family line, it's imperative that David Melville, Viscount Helford should marry-and soon! He's determined to choose a wife of nobility and decorum as a matter of convenience-until his resolve is shaken to the core by the independent and fiery Miss Marsden.Sophie's plain beauty, forthrightness and virtually penniless state are nothing Viscount Helford desires in a wife. But she stirs a passion in him he cannot resist. The solution seems easy, but to take her as his mistress would tarnish her good name-something he knows she can't afford to lose. But can he afford to lose her?
George, Prince of Wales (future Prince Regent/George IV) and Princess Caroline of Brunswick, 1795George, Prince of Wales, with his mistress in tow, only lays eyes on Princess Caroline of Brunswick three days before their wedding, and his resentment is palpable. Christopher, Duke of Severn, knows all about arranged marriages-his new wife's fortune is the reason plain Linnet is wearing his ring!Severn and Linnet must persuade the spoilt princeling and his soon-to-be bride that a paper marriage can become something more. But in trying to convince the royal couple, a tantalizing spark ignites between the duke and his convenient duchess. . .
Playing host at his country estate, Major Anthony Lyndhurst is making his return to Society which has shunned him for four years. Rumor and speculation still surround the mysterious disappearance of his young bride.As family, friends and servants gather, further scandal comes close on their heels. Passion and intrigue, secrets and desire, make for surprising bedfellows--both above and below stairs. It promises to be the most memorable house party of the Season!The Fortune Hunter--Nicola CornickAn Uncommon Abigail--Joanna MaitlandThe Prodigal Bride--Elizabeth RollsThree dramatic stories. One whirl of a Country House Party.
Royal Weddings...through the agesFollow the stories of seven royal unions and the people that made them happen!Meet the Prince Williams and Kate Middletons of centuries ago in these seven heart-warming short stories from Harlequin. Combining the romantic dreams of real-life and fictitious couples, each tale has a historical wedding right at its center!In 1152 the powerful Duchess of Aquitaine, Eleanor, takes a chance on the youthful Henry of Anjou. Later that century, a shipwreck off the coast of Cyprus threatens the union of King Richard the Lionheart and Princess Berengaria. With more than politics on his mind, Prince George goes undercover in 1704 to steal the heart of famous beauty Caroline of Ansbach. In 1795 newly-weds Duke and Duchess of Severn discover the thrills of the marriage bed as the future King of England reluctantly takes his bride. In 1810, an unexpected passion blooms under the nose of the eagle-eyed emperor as the whole of Paris prepares for Napoleon's wedding celebrations. Four hearts leap as the love-match between Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold sparks another budding romance. And Queen Victoria's maid of honor finds that royal approval might be the solution to her own marital dilemmas!This bundle includes:WHAT THE DUCHESS WANTS by Terri BrisbinLIONHEART'S BRIDE by Michelle WillinghamPRINCE CHARMING IN DISGUISE by Bronwyn ScottA PRINCELY DILEMMA by Elizabeth RollsTHE PROBLEM WITH JOSEPHINE by Lucy AshfordPRINCESS CHARLOTTE'S CHOICE by Ann LethbridgeWITH VICTORIA'S BLESSING by Mary Nichols
NorthumberlandMadeleine Kirkby must marry quickly-or lose her family estate to a distant cousin! And after a chance encounter with the man she lost her heart to years ago, she has the perfect prospective husband in mind.Lord Ashton Ravensfell hasn't seen Maddy since before he went to war, but it's clear she has grown into a fetching young woman. So he's shocked to receive a letter from her, proposing a marriage of convenience. They must be married before Twelfth Night! Ash cannot stand by and watch as Maddy and her tenants are turned out of their homes, and there's no denying their obvious mutual desire has him more than looking forward to their wedding night....
Snuggle up with these three Regency tales Christmas Cinderella by Elizabeth Rolls Handsome country rector Alex Martindale dreams of kissing his spirited schoolmistress and never having to stop.... With some mistletoe, he may just get his wish! Finding Forever at Christmas by Bronwyn Scott At the yule ball, Catherine Emerson receives a proposal from the man she thought she wanted-but a kiss from his mysterious, darkly handsome brother unleashes a deeper desire.... The Captain's Christmas Angel by Margaret McPhee Returning to England for Christmas, Sarah Ellison discovers a man adrift in the Atlantic Ocean. Nothing could have prepared her for the gorgeous Captain Daniel Alexander, or the secrets he keeps!
Did family honor really dictate that he marry the first eligible girl who could make intelligent conversation? The Earl of Darleston certainly hoped not, but there was no denying that he needed a bride. And Miss Phoebe Ffollit seemed the ideal candidate for a marriage in name only.Or so he thought. Until his bride brought a wolfhound to their wedding and he learned that he hadn't married Phoebe--but her twin, Penelope. But when Penelope revealed the reason behind the charade, Darleston knew his "unexpected bride" deserved nothing less than his whole heart. Could he now turn a paper marriage into wedding bliss?
Tilda was married off to a rich gentleman over thirty years her senior. A fate all the more cruel because she had already fallen in love with a man who could never be hers. Years later, her circumstances are much changed and she is at last free to live as she chooses. But to Crispin she remains infuriatingly out of reach because Tilda is acting as chaperon to the woman he's intending to marry. . .
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