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By Marguerite Kaye. 2012
Dark-hearted Sheïkh Prince Jamil al-Nazarri commands his kingdom effortlessly, less so his difficult little daughter! Exasperated, he hires an English… governess, hoping she'll instil some much-needed discipline. Lady Cassandra Armstrong is the most unconventional governess Jamil has ever seen! With her ravishing body and impulsive passion, Cassie is as innocently alluring as she is forbidden. Famous for his unshakable honour, the reticent sheïkh's resolve is about to be tested, as his feelings for Cassie are anything but honourable! 2012.
By Ann Lethbridge. 2011
As an illegitimate child, the quiet-mannered Frederica Bracewell grew up as a stain upon her family's good name. But when… she meets her uncle's new gamekeeper Robert - who also wishes to break free from a scandalous past - she finally begins to discover her worth. 2011.
By Julie Klassen. 2011
In an abandoned gatehouse on an old estate, Mariah Aubrey lives in seclusion. She supports herself by writing novels in… secret - at a time when such writing is considered improper and unladylike. Soon the wealthy and ambitious Captain Bryant leases the estate and is intrigued by the beautiful girl in the gatehouse. But will he risk his plans - and his heart - for a woman shadowed by scandal? 2011.
By Mary Ann Gibbs. 1973
Victorian romance set in England in 1854. Treated as a poor relation rather than as an adopted daughter, Tabbie accidentally… finds out about her true parents when she meets a wounded soldier while a nurse in the Crimean war. 1975, c1973.
By Leah Fleming. 2013
May 1941 and the island of Crete is invaded by paratroopers from the air. After a lengthy fight, thousands of… British and Commonwealth soldiers are forced to take to the hills or become escaping POWs, sheltered by the Cretan villagers. Sixty years later, Lois West invites feisty Great Aunt Pen to a special eighty-fifth birthday celebration on Crete, knowing she has not been back there since the war. Penelope George is reluctant to go but is persuaded by the fact it is the 60th anniversary of the Battle. It is time for her to return and make the journey she never thought she'd dare to. On the outward voyage from Athens, she relives her experiences in the city from her early years as a trainee nurse to those last dark days stranded on the island, the last female foreigner. 2013.
By Philippa Carr. 1992
In this work of English historical romantic suspense, happy-go-lucky Dorabella dies after marrying a man from a family that has… a rumoured reputation for blood feuds and mysterious deaths. Dorabella's twin sister, Violetta, moves in to look after her nephew and unmasks the insanity that has plagued the family for years. Sequel to "A time for silence" (DC13280). Followed by "We'll meet again". 1992. (Daughters of England ; 19)
By Rosalind Laker. 1991
During her apprenticeship with Vermeer, Francesca Visser becomes an accomplished artist and meets tulip-grower Pieter. When her father gambles himself… into debt, he agrees to marry Francesca to the villainous Ludolf van Deventer. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1991.
By Georgette Heyer. 1948
A sheltered, disenchanted, young duke eludes his protectors and sets out to enjoy the robust life of Regency England. He… encounters many experiences for which he had not bargained, including a serenely beautiful woman who becomes the decoy for a ruthless blackmailer. 1948.
By Marion Chesney. 2014
Young Elizabeth is orphaned and living with her cruel uncle. But when she tricks her way into a glamorous party… filled with eligible bachelors to save her, things don't go as planned. 2014.
By Jo Beverley. 1991
With money needed to refurbish the family estate and to finance dowries for her sisters, beautiful Amy knows that she… must marry a wealthy man. Complications arise when Amy falls in love with poor Harry Crisp. 1991.
By Joanna Bourne. 2010
French Revolution. British spy William Doyle, disguised as a book salesman, meets French aristocrat Marguerite de Fleurignac. Believing she knows… about a list of men targeted for murder, William offers to escort her to Paris - not realizing Marguerite's dangerous secret. Some descriptions of violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2010. (Spymaster series)
By Mary Balogh. 2011
In “The famous heroine”, Cora did not think twice about rescuing a drowning child, but the child is a duke’s… nephew, and his mother has insisted making Cora her protégée for the London season. When the duke asks his friend Lord Francis to dance with Cora, the result is unexpected. Some descriptions of sex. In “The plumed bonnet”, Alistair Munro, Duke of Bridgewater, is looking for love outside the bounds of polite society, and that’s what he expects when he rescues a seemingly disreputable girl on the side of the road. When he discovers the truth, he offers her marriage, and in this unlikely union, Stephanie and Alistair discover that sometimes it’s possible to marry first, then fall in love. Descriptions of sex. 1996.
By Karen Ranney. 2017
For years, Martha York has been fascinated by a man she's never met--Jordan Hamilton, the new Duke of Roth and… protégé to her inventor father. Could the elusive gentleman possibly live up to his brilliant letters? When Martha travels to his estate to carry out her father's last bequest, she discovers that the answer is a resounding yes, for the duke's scientific mind belies a deep sensuality. Jordan was determined to complete his prototype alone, but it's impossible to resist the alluring young woman who shows up at his door. Working together, they grow ever closer, until a case of mistaken identity leaves him bound to another. A woman's heart may be more complex than the most intricate invention, but Jordan must find a way to win Martha's, or lose the only woman who can truly satisfy him. Sequel to "The Scottish duke", followed by "The Texan duke". 2017.
By Mary Balogh. 2014
After surviving the Napoleonic Wars, Sir Benedict Harper is struggling to move on, his body and spirit in need of… a healing touch. After the lingering death of her husband, Samantha McKay is at the mercy of her oppressive in-laws - until she plots an escape to distant Wales to claim a house she has inherited. Being a gentleman, Ben insists that he escort her on the fateful journey. Ben wants Samantha as much as she wants him, but what can a wounded soul offer any woman? And Samantha is ready to leave behind polite society in her desire for Ben, but dare she offer her bruised heart as well as her body? 2014.
By Robyn Carr. 1987
The families of beautiful Anne Gifford and her dashing knight, Dylan de Frayne, fight on opposite sides during the War… of the Roses. Pregnant by Dylan, Anne marries the kindly Lord Forbes in order to protect herself, her unborn child and her family. Some descriptions of sex. 1987.
By Angela Thirkell. 1998
Following the events of "County Chronicle", in which Lucy and Sam are married, more marriages and the arrival of children… are on the horizon. Once again family relationships take the forefront as Lucy's brother Oliver finally finds happiness, and Lady Cora Palliser, sister to Lord Silverbridge, meets her future mate. 1998.
By Stephanie Laurens. 2018
Felicia Throgmorton is desperate to hold together what's left of the family estate. For decades, her father was consumed by… his inventions and now, months after his death, their finances are in ruins. Aloof and untouchable, Lord Randolph Cavanaugh is a respected and driven entrepreneur, but he yearns for more in life. Could it be that his latest investment--an invention on which he's staked his reputation--holds the key not only to his future financial success but to his heart as well? 2018.
By Tessa Dare. 2017
Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury's to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering,… menacing London ne'er-do-wells by night. Now there's a new item on the list. He needs an heir--which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar's daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she'll do. But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own. Bestseller. 2017.
By Stephanie Laurens. 2016
To prove his worth, Caleb Frobisher, hedonistic son of a seafaring dynasty, joins a covert mission his brothers have been… pursuing at Freetown, where he helps complete the mission's next stage. He stays on to rescue captives--among whom is Katherine Fortescue, and thus is a daredevil snared. Sequel to "A buccaneer at heart", followed by "Lord of the Privateers". 2016.
By Georgie Lee. 2015
To save his family legacy, Rafe Densmore must seize a courtesan's infamous register. No one can ever know how his… father betrayed his country! One person stands in Rafe's way--the beautiful Cornelia, Comtesse de Vane. In the card rooms of Paris, Rafe and Cornelia made an unbeatable, intimate team. Until, convinced of Rafe's desertion, desperate Cornelia married an elderly comte. Now, returning to London an impoverished widow, she'll do anything to possess the register. Even if that means becoming Rafe's partner once again. 2015.