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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.
A whirlwind wedding! Stacey Amhearst has no choice but to go ahead with her marriage of convenience to ruggedly sexy Oren McClain. But she is secretly in love with him and is determined to make their marriage work. Will she ever be more to McClain than his wife in name only?
There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But is the strange new cookie chef at the ice rink really the Bride of Frankenstein? The Bailey School Kids are going to find out! "Electra looks a little bit like a monster herself," Melody said. "So maybe it's okay." "Then you know it, too?" Howie gasped. "Know what?" Liza asked. Howie pulled Melody, Liza, and Eddie close to him so nobody could overhear what he had to say. "Electra isn't really Dr. Victor's niece, and she's not a cookie chef," Howie whispered. "She's a monster just like Frank. In fact, I believe Dr. Victor created Electra to be Frank's friend. His girlfriend!"
This is critical reading for any church member and believer in Christ. If the whole evangelism thing confuses or frustrates you, you're about to find out why. In 1992, Ray Comfort's videos were seen by more than 30,000 pastors. His teachings have been endorsed by David Wilkerson, Dr. D. James Kennedy, James Robison, Leonard Ravenhill, Junior Hill, Todd Hunter, Dave Hunt, Rick Joyner, Bailey E. Smith, George Barna, Larry W. Poland, Bill Gothard and many other Christian leaders. This book is a culmination of his most important work. Its sobering message will disturb you beyond words. If you are concerned that something is radically wrong within the Body of Christ, this publication will give new light on the mysterious symptoms, the subtle cause...and the incredible cure.
Damien Hathaway is entranced from the moment he sees Miss Lindsay Phillips walk into his church. Although she's betrothed to a gentleman of the "ton," Damien is determined to find the pure heart he's sure exists underneath all the ruffles and lace. Original.
Intensely emotional and honest, this collection of searing poems about love, loss, jealousy, and fear, explores the literary and social landscape of post revolutionary Russia. Sharply addressing the conflicts between the life of a poet and that of a mother and wife, this enlarged volume, masterfully translated, includes five major poem sequences, one of which was written in 1915 for the poet's lover Sofia Parnok and another in response to poet Rainer Maria Rilke's death. Invoking Stalinist Russia as an underlying theme, this compilation also covers politics and history.
Lady Marianne scarce dreamed it possible her life could get any worse!That was before she found herself transplanted to the wild highlands of Scotland-land of savage barbarians-and the promised bride of a doddering old Scot. But when a boldly handsome warrior arrived at her door, she knew her prayers had been answered....Adair MacTaren had come in friendship, but one look at the comely lass standing before him addled the young man's mind beyond repair. The tempting Norman lady lured him like a siren-yet he had no wish to be rescued. And 'twas no time before the brash chieftain's son had sworn to free Marianne from her loveless betrothal-and claim her for his own ladywife!
Golden Age mystery author John Dickson Carr displays his mastery of the historical mystery in this thrilling tale of courtship and punishment in Regency-era EnglandTo inherit her family fortune, beautiful Miss Caroline Ross must marry before her twenty-fifth birthday. But she has found only two breeds of husband: violent drunks and irresponsible dandies. To evade wedded agony, she chooses a spouse not long for this world--a convicted murderer with just a few hours left until his date with the hangman. But clever, cold-hearted Caroline does not yet realize it is her neck around which the noose is tightening and that she risks facing a life sentence far grimmer than one at Newgate jail.
Kidnapped by her husband! THE ABDUCTION One moment Alinor Brooke was walking down the aisle, the next she was being swept into the arms of a handsome sheikh. As Crown Prince Kavian Durran carried her off to his native land, Alinor knew she was powerless against her former husband's will. But was it fear that made her heart pound--or longing? THE SEDUCTION Kavian was immune to the pleas of the soft, vulnerable woman he carried across the desert. He knew only that no other man would have what was rightfully his. For no law could take away the passion they had once shared in the marriage bed. And no man could every love her as he once had....
FOLLOW THAT BRIDE! All Deannie Hollis had to do was woo and wed Brodie Trueblood to honor the promise she'd made her father. Regaining her birthright was all the feisty single gal had ever dreamed about. But never, in all those imaginings, had she considered what she would do if she actually fell in love with the sexy cowboy she had to marry...and couldn't keep! So, as the pianist played the wedding march for the third time and the preacher's eyes turned heavenward, the wedding guests waited for the bride to make her appearance. Would Deannie walk down the aisle or hightail herself to the nearest town...and hope that her own Texas Trueblood would find her?
WHAT A WEDDING! Angie Ellison had just married a gorgeous mystery man in a hastily arranged wedding ceremony. Clearly, the folklore about the comet passing by her small town was true--it affected everyone's morals! Surely that was why she was looking forward to her wedding night with one heck of a bad boy... Sexy undercover agent Ethan Zorn wasn't interested in silly comet lore, shotgun weddings or sticking around this crazy town once his assignment was over. But he also knew it wasn't the comet making him act like such a hot-and-bothered newlywed in love. It was Angie... BLAME IT ON BOB: The comet passes through once every fifteen years...but leaves behind a lifetime of love!
In this historical romance, Sue-Ellen Welfonder delivers a sensual tale set in medieval Scotland about a young woman in need of a champion - and finding one in a heroic, scarred warrior.
Every novel in this collection is your passport to a romantic tour of the United States through time-honored favorites by America's First Lady of romance fiction. Each of the fifty novels is set in a different state, researched by Janet and her husband, Bill. For the Daileys it was an odyssey of discovery. For you, it's the journey of a lifetime. Your tour of desire begins with this story set in Louisiana.The lady was not for sale. Selena Merrick anticipated having a pleasant vacation in New Orleans. She was even lighthearted enough to joke with a group of conventioneers who mistakenly thought she was a lady of the night. Chance Barkley, however, overhearing Selena's foolish words about the fees she supposedly charged, took them seriously and insisted on hiring her services. Selena managed to escape him, but when they met again on board a Mississippi steamboat she knew her luck had run out...
After morphing into 187 very large white rats in the name of self-preservation, Jules Duchon is back to his portly self, a member of that secret class of New Orleans citizens known as the undead. Though he would like nothing better than to spend his nights raising hell and biting flesh in his beloved French Quarter, duty calls when an exclusive club of blue blood vampires demands that the 450-pound cabbie find out who is attacking its young and beautiful members. Adding insult to injury, he has to enlist the help of a former foe: a black vampire named Preston. What's a vampire to do? Without the love of a woman to ease his pain, Jules isn't convinced that his undead life is worth living. He doesn't desire Doodlebug (she may be a woman now but Jules knew her back when she was just a boy) any more than he longs for Daphne, a rat catcher who nourishes a crush the size of Jules. No, only Maureen will do. Once a beautiful stripper with nothing but curve after curve to her bodacious body, now she is mere dust in a jar. But Jules will move heaven and earth to get her back, even if it means pulling her back from the dead.
ONE OF LIBRARY JOURNAL'S BEST ROMANCES OF THE YEAR Kaki Warner's newest novel in the series about unlikely brides who make their way west--and find love where they least expect it. For fans of Linda Lael Miller and Jodi Thomas... Margaret Hamilton escaped the Irish slums of Five Points as the ward of a wealthy Manhattan widow, but only marriage can make her future secure. Railroad mogul Doyle Kerrigan needs a well-connected wife. It seems a perfect match...until a shocking revelation sends her fleeing from the wedding reception. Desperate to make a fresh start, Margaret takes on a new identity and heads West, finally stopping in Heartbreak Creek, Colorado, a dying mining town of little interest to anyone. Here, she finds new purpose, beloved friends to replace the family she's lost, and a home at last. But two men from Margaret's past are on her trail. One is seeking vengeance, the other truth. When they both arrive in Heartbreak Creek, she must choose between the town she has come to love, and the man who might finally capture her heart....
"Get out, ye bloodthirsty half-breed!" Since the infamous Battle of Falkirk, Cristiane MacDhiubh had these words -- and worse -- hurled at her in the village streets. Half Scot, half English, she could claim no place as home -- until the Lord of Bitterlee, as gallant a knight as any could dream, came in search of a bride...! Marriage had been naught but sadness for Adam Sutton, yet duty demanded he wed again. Cristiane MacDhiubh, as fey and wild as his own island fiefdom, might rouse his forgotten passions. But brave of heart though she might be, could Cristiane ever heal his sorrowing soul?
Trapped on the high seas by the pirate known as Dragonslayer, Lady Rose confronts her passionate past The daughter of a wealthy Virginia planter, Lady Rose Woodbine curses fate for leading her to the court of the British King Charles--and into an unwanted marriage with the handsome and dangerous Lord Pierce DeForte. His desire for Rose blinded Pierce to the dangerous machinations of his enemies. Banished from England, he lives the life of a pirate--seeking vengeance on those who betrayed him, including the woman he once called his wife. Pierce, now feared as the notorious pirate Dragonslayer, captures a ship carrying Rose. Once his bride, now his prisoner, she's determined to escape from him once and for all. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Rachel Lyndon yearns to escape her scandalous past, but her dreams for a better life seem ruined after she buries her fiancé on the Texas plains.Heath Renier has been evading the law by the skin of his teeth for years. Now he's found a new identity as Holden Renshaw, foreman of Dog Creek Ranch. But the arrival of his boss's mail-order bride, now a widow, upsets his fragile peace and threatens to expose his deadly secrets.Rachel knows that the mysterious and savagely handsome Holden is the last man she should trust--especially once she's seen glimpses of his true nature. When he's suspected of killing his employer, she has a terrible choice to make. But the heat of his gaze ignites something seductive and irresistible within her. No matter how dangerous the road ahead, she's determined to give him the one thing he's never truly believed he deserves: her undying love.
SHE WAS ALL HE HAD EVER WANTED When Edouard Gillet, Comte de Trouville, wed the beauteous Lady Anne of Naincroft, he thought he had found his heart's desire. But was the passion he had willingly declared from the battlements shared by his newly pledged bride? Or would the unspoken secret still between them destroy their newfound happiness? Though it would break her heart, Anne prayed that Edouard would leave Scotland behind and return to the Court of France. For the longer he stayed, the greater the risk he would discover that her son was not all he seemed--and the mighty comte was surely not a man who could accept anything less than perfection.
Ten years ago Angie Bartoli eloped with Sam Holland. But before their impetuous marriage even began, they were torn apart by chance. For Angie, the gold band on her finger is a constant reminder of the man she could never forget. Aiming to find her husband and resolve their relationship once and for all, Angie sets out on the adventure of a lifetime. In a small Colorado town, Angie discovers that her young groom has grown into a man--still handsome, irresistible, and infuriating as ever . . . and ...
WHAT COULD THE KING WANT WITH AN UNKEMPT URCHIN? Even one as sensuous as a fairy queen? Wolfram Colston could not fathom the royal command to bring Kathryn Somers to Court. A hoydenish sprite, she was nothing like the noble ladies of London--yet everything like the woman of his dreams! No matter what was whispered about her heritage, Kit Somers refused to go off with Sir Colston, a lone wolf of a knight pledged to Henry V, for how would her betrothed ever find her? And what would be her fate if she road away in the arms of such a brooding, darkly handsome man?
Maggie needs a job. Kyle Carstairs needs a housekeeper... Problem solved: Maggie works for Kyle! Maggie knows she's in for a challenge: Kyle has had five housekeepers in almost as many months! And, sadly, Maggie has a way of constantly getting into a muddle. Kyle quickly decides it's time to look for housekeeper number seven and yet, somehow, he just can't shake Maggie off. She's different from the rest, but she reminds him all too much of someone else.... Hit the altar trail with Barbara McMahon's WESTERN WEDDINGS!
In "Bride on the Loose" by Roszel, a woman tries to break with her past and becomes smitten with a virile veterinarian. In Collins' "Married After Breakfast, " sexual sparks sizzle between a millionaire communications tycoon and an impulsive, flamboyant showgirl.
Malachi Stone needed a woman! A decent, hardworking widow content to raise his children and share the burdens of frontier life. But instead the Fates had sent him Anna. A woman of mystery. Who made him want ...deep, eternal, forbidden things...! A wild-at-heart siren pursued by dangerous secrets, Anna knew her life would never have peace. Certainly not the kind that Malachi offered, simple days of love beneath the endless Western sky. No matter how much she longed for them, such things were denied a wanted woman forever on the run....
When in doubt--jump! Blair Thomason was getting married. She and her fiancé, Armand, had even chartered a yacht to make the fairy-tale wedding complete. But when she discovered that Armand was really a clever con man, Blair did what any red-blooded American woman would do. She took the plunge--literally--into the Gulf of Mexico! Luckily for Blair, gorgeous but grumpy Drake O'Keefe was there to rescue her. But she'd barely escaped marrying one man, and now she was stranded with another. And this one had an attitude! But he was also the sexiest man she'd ever seen. Wasn't that just her luck. Just when she'd given up on matrimony, she found herself marooned with the one man who could change her mind...