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By Georgina Gentry. 2002
Cavalry Captain Austin Shaw knew his aristocratic Boston family would never accept how the Cheyenne beauty had stolen his heart.… Refusing to be a burden to him, the proud Wiwila fled, carrying their unborn child. But their paths would cross again in the aftermath of the bloody battle at Little Big Horn. Nearly fifteen years later, an injured brave wearing a jeweled Shaw family ring is captured at Wounded Knee. Shipped eastward against his will, the half-breed known as Colt must at last confront his heritage. In Boston, Colt comes under the tutelage of Miss Samantha MacGregor, a young governess hired to civilize him. Convinced her prim exterior hides a passionate heart, Colt vows to reward her efforts with lessons of his own--lessons of love, loyalty . . . and destiny.
By Hannah Howell. 2014
Bestselling author Hannah Howell captures the breathless danger and desire of the Highlands in this exciting tale of a fierce… Scotsman who lays siege to the heart of a proud English beauty. . .Lady Jolene Gerard is running out of time--each moment she remains within the walls of Drumwich Castle she is in jeopardy. Her only chance lies with a prisoner chained to the dungeon walls, a Scotsman who, in return for freedom, helps Jolene and her young nephew escape her cousin's deadly snare. Pursued by murderous villains, Jolene is prepared for to fight for her life. But in the arms of rugged Sigimor Cameron, she soon surrenders her heart. . .He was too late to save the Englishman to whom he owned a blood debt, but not the man's lovely sister. Stunned by his desire for the spirited English lass, Sigimor presses them on to safety, his enemies in dogged pursuit. And while sweet desire speaks a thousand words, the secret they long to share remains locked in a battle of stubborn pride. But when saving Jolene from his enemy leaves Sigimor no choice but to make her his wife, a bargain born of passion can only by sealed by the kiss of true love. . .Praise for Hannah Howell and Highland Warrior"The pages fly as you become caught up in Howell's latest exciting adventure. There are escapades and sizzling love scenes to keep every reader satisfied and yearning for Howell's next Highland adventure." --Romantic Times
By Mary Jo Putney. 2014
"Putney's endearing characters and warm-hearted stories never fail to inspire and delight." --Sabrina Jeffries"No one writes historical romance better." --Cathy… MaxwellMarry in haste, repent at leisure.James, Lord Kirkland, owns a shipping fleet, half a London gaming house, and is a ruthlessly effective spymaster. He is seldom self-indulgent. . .except when it comes to the gentle, indomitable beauty who was once his wife. Laurel Herbert gave James her heart as an innocent young girl--until she saw him perform an act of shocking violence before her very eyes. That night she left her husband, and he let her go without a word of protest. Now, ten years later, a chance encounter turns passionate, with consequences that cannot be ignored. But as they try to rebuild what was broken, they must face common enemies and a very uncommon love. . .."Of all Putney's heroes, the Lost Lords are the most irresistible--bad boys who are so very good." --RT Book Reviews
By Jackie Ivie. 2006
The wintry Scottish Highlands is the setting for Jackie Ivie's magical new novel of a man and a woman who… battle the elements and each other to learn that the season's greatest gift is love. . .A Reluctant Husband Caught in a furious blizzard, battle-weary Myles Donal has only two options: die alone in the snow, or make his way home by order of his sire to marry a woman known as the Harridan of the Highlands. The warm glow of light in a small croft will only delay his fate. . .A Rebellious Bride Kendran is not about to share her hard-earned shelter with anyone, especially not a man! Running away from an arranged marriage was her only chance at freedom--and she'll not forfeit it to another arrogant male. . . even one as devilishly attractive as Myles Donal. . .A Wedding To Remember Snowbound and equally stubborn, Myles and Kendran engage in a battle of wills that quickly becomes a passion too fiery to ignore. "Wedded bliss" may be an abhorrent concept to both of them, but true love is not so easily denied. . .
By Sara Portman. 2017
The award-winning author of The Reunion continues her dazzling new series with a novel of one woman’s fall from saint… to sinner . . . Lucy Betancourt’s future looks bleak. The daughter of an ailing vicar in a village with no eligible bachelors, her only hope is to find employment as a governess or companion. As she helps her childhood friend, the new Duchess of Worley, through her pregnancy, the ever-practical Lucy makes her plans. But life—in the way of the dashing Bex Brantwood—has something else in store for Lucy… Upon meeting Bex, the duke’s cousin, Lucy offers herself up to him. But Bex is no family man looking for a governess. And Lucy is not exactly mistress material. Still, the misunderstanding ends in a kiss neither can forget . . . Bex finds the proper vicar’s daughter and her most improper proposal endlessly amusing—and attractive. But, saddled with debt, he’s in no position to keep a woman, much less marry one, which is what a woman like Lucy deserves. Little does he know that even with her reputation at stake, Lucy will take the biggest gamble of her life by following her heart—straight into his arms . . .
By Mary Jo Putney. 2012
A man's past doesn't have to map his fate, especially when a woman holds the key to his destiny in… this timeless novel by New York Times bestselling author and legend in historical romance Mary Jo Putney. . .Disinherited and disgraced, Reginal
By Martha Hix. 1995
India Marshall took one look at the Union Army's Rock Island Prison Camp, on the banks of the Mississippi...and prayed… for strength. The determined Confederate belle had vowed to set her brother free at any cost. If she could somehow entice Major Connor O'Brien into trusting her, she might be able to stage a prison break...until she found herself caught between fear and desire, desperation and a passion that promised to break her heart. West Point soldier Connor O'Brien fought for the North, even though his big, brawling family came from Tennessee. He had mixed feelings about guarding this prison camp, but no doubts about the southern charmer who was placing both their lives at risk. Now, as the dark currents of war and treachery swept them toward certain betrayal, Connor and India were trapped between the loyalties they held dear and the love they could no longer resist...
By Lisa Olech. 2017
Stormy seas, a captive heart, and a coupling that breaks all the rules . . . After years of committed… service, Captain William “Bump” Quinn has finally taken the helm of the pirate ship Scarlet Night. But when rough waters send the Night off course, William winds up shipwrecked and alone on enemy shores—and prisoner to China’s most powerful pirate queen. Captain Jian Jun is as alluring as she is formidable, and she’s careful not to let anyone too close. But the silence of the handsome Jamaican pirate in her custody intrigues her. Tempted by his topaz eyes and the strength of his character, she allows the captive into her inner sanctum. Though their bond defies all convention, Jun finds she is powerless against the emotions Will stirs in her. She prays their first union will not be her last. But with danger lurking in unexpected places, her beloved pirate may soon get the chance to prove he is every inch the hero he seems in her arms . . .
By Wilma Counts. 2001
A Loveless WeddingWhen the Honorable Trevor Jeffries loses everything at cards, there's only one way to cancel the debt--by marrying… his opponent's unwanted ward, Miss Caitlin Woodbridge, a country girl fresh from the schoolroom. Their forced union proves to be a glum affair; and Trevor, leaving Caitlin well provided for, hastily escapes from it by enlisting for the Peninsula and urging her to seek an annulment. A Passionate ReunionSeven years have transformed Caitlin into a nonpareil of style and charm, adept in the enrichment of her long--lost husband's estate. Though her senses flame at the sight of her handsome bridegroom, she cannot forget his abrupt abandonment and long silence. But before she will surrender to him his heritage, and her heart, Trevor will have to vie with half the young bloods of London in an ardent courtship--of his own wife!
By Mary Jo Putney. 2017
“Putney’s endearing characters and warm-hearted stories never fail to inspire and delight.” —Sabrina JeffriesA ROGUE REDEEMEDAs Washington burns, Callista Brooke… is trapped in the battle between her native England and her adopted homeland. She is on the verge of losing everything, including her life, when a handsome Englishman cuts through the violent crowd to claim that she is his. Callie falls into her protector's arms, recognizing that he is no stranger, but the boy she'd once loved, a lifetime ago.Lord George Gordon Audley had been Callie’s best friend, and it was to Gordon she turned in desperation to avoid a loathsome arranged marriage. But the repercussions of his gallant attempt to rescue her sent Callie packing to Jamaica, and Gordon on a one way trip to the penal colony of Australia.Against all odds, Gordon survived. Finding Callie is like reclaiming his tarnished soul, and once again he vows to do whatever is necessary to protect her and those she loves. But the innocent friendship they shared as children has become a dangerous passion that may save or destroy them when they challenge the aristocratic society that exiled them both . . .Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author Mary Jo Putney’s Rogues Redeemed series “RITA Award-winning Putney begins her new Rogues Redeemed series on a high note with an impeccably written book that realistically integrates the cost of the Napoleonic Wars into a compelling story that neatly balances dangerous adventures and passionate romance.” —Booklist“A thrilling, romantic tale.” —Bookpage, Top Pick of the Month“Putney’s multifaceted and well-developed characters add depth to this romance, which is complete with the trials of war and the promise of future series installments.” —Publishers Weekly
By Sally Mackenzie. 2013
Unladylike BehaviorFrances Hadley has managed her family's estate for years. So why can't she request her own dowry? She'll have… to go to London herself and knock some sense into the men interfering in her life. With the nonsense she's dealt with lately, though, there's no way she's going as a woman. A pair of breeches and a quick chop of her red curls, and she'll have much less to worry about. . .Jack Valentine, third son of the famous Duchess of Love, is through being pursued by pushy young ladies. One particularly determined miss has run him out of his own house party. Luckily the inn has one bed left--Jack just has to share with a rather entertaining red-headed youth. Perhaps the two of them should ride to London together. It will make a pleasant escape from his mother's matchmaking melodrama! "Make room on your keeper shelf for Sally MacKenzie's Duchess of Love series!" --Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling authorPraise for Bedding Lord Ned"An engaging tale that balances greed, jealousy, and malice with humor and sweetness. . .readers will cheer." --Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW"MacKenzie blends a touch of poignancy with just the right amount of humor into this delightful love story." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
By Theresa Romain. 2018
HER SECRET SCANDAL As far as London’s high society knows, Lady Isabel Morrow is above reproach. But the truth is… rarely so simple. Though the young widow’s passionate fling with dashing Bow Street Runner Callum Jenks ended amicably months ago, she now needs his expertise. It seems Isabel’s late husband, a respected art dealer, was peddling forgeries. If those misdeeds are revealed, the marriage prospects of his younger cousin— now Isabel’s ward—will be ruined. For the second time, Isabel has upended Callum’s well-ordered world. He’s resolved to help her secretly replace the forgeries with the real masterpieces, as a . . . friend. A proper sort of friend doesn’t burn with desire, of course, or steal kisses on twilight errands. Or draw a willing lady into one passionate encounter after another. Isabel’s scheme is testing Callum’s heart as well as his loyalties. But with pleasure so intoxicating, the real crime would be to resist . . . “Richly rewarding.” —Booklist, Starred Review on Fortune Favors the Wicked
By Hannah Howell. 1996
In the hands of New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell, the Scottish Highlands come alive with treachery, intrigue, and… unforgettable love...Able to ride, wield a sword, and throw a dagger as well as any man, flame-haired Ainslee of Kengarvey is more warrior than lady. Yet even her awesome skill as a horsewoman won't help her outrace the knight who pursues her. An Anglo-Norman who has won favor with the King, Sir Gabel de Amalville must prove his loyalty by crushing the rebellious MacNairn clan. Seizing the youngest daughter of the chief gives him a necessary advantage. But having sequestered Ainslee in his isolated castle keep, he soon finds himself the prisoner of a passion he never could have foreseen. Now, as the shadow of war descends upon the Highlands, Gabel will follow his heart into battle--for the love of the sensual woman who has captured him, mind, body and soul. . .Praise for Hannah Howell and her Highland novels"The pages fly...escapades and sizzling love scenes to keep every reader satisfied." --Romantic Times"Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully." --Publishers Weekly "Another classic." --Romantic Times
By Diana Cosby. 2008
Trusting Her Was UnthinkableLady Isabel Adair is the last woman Sir Duncan MacGruder wants to see again, much less be… obliged to save. Three years ago, Isabel broke their engagement to become the Earl of Frasyer's mistress, shattering Duncan's heart and hopes in one painful blow. But Duncan's promise to Isabel's dying brother compels him to rescue her from those determined to bring down Scottish rebel Sir William Wallace.Resisting Her Was ImpossibleBetraying the man she loved was the only way for Isabel to save her father, but every moment she spends with Duncan reminds her just how much she sacrificed. No one could blame him for despising her, yet Duncan's misgivings cannot withstand a desire that has grown wilder with time. Now, on a perilous journey through Scotland, two wary lovers must confront both the enemies who will stop at nothing to hunt them down, and the secret legacy that threatens their passion and their lives. . ."A sexy new voice in historical romance." --Sandra Hill, USA Today Bestselling Author
By Victoria Dahl. 2009
Previously published in Lords of Desire In this tantalizing tale from USA Today bestselling author Victoria Dahl, a sheltered new… bride and her loving husband discover the marriage bed affords an exciting education... Newlywed Sarah Rose Hood should be blissfully happy. After all, she is married to her beloved, handsome James, who's provided her with a lovely home, servants, and all the new dresses and books she could wish for. She cannot help but love him--and fear him, just a bit. For Sarah is unused to the attentions of gentlemen, and suddenly living so intimately with a man fills her with anxiety--and also a puzzling longing. Fortunately, her kind, experienced husband plans to awaken Sarah to the joy of giving--and receiving--pleasure, turning her unease to delicious desire, and forging a true union of body and soul...Previously published in Lords of Desire.
By Fliss Chester. 2020
Meet Fen Churche, as she steps off the night train with the sun rising over Paris. Cat whisperer, crossword puzzler...… accidental detective? Autumn, 1945. Fen cannot wait to see her beloved godmother Rose, who has invited Fen to stay with her in the city of lights. As she arrives, Fen is dreaming of strolls by the Seine, taking tea at the Eiffel Tower and above all French feasts with Rose where they can trade stories of how they survived the terrifying war years. But Fen has barely made friends with Rose&’s bad-tempered poodle when she returns to the apartment to find her godmother murdered, a paintbrush stuck in her neck. Suddenly Fen is thrown into the middle of a truly puzzling mystery. Who on earth would want to murder Rose, a gentle artist and generous friend? A blackmail letter convinces Fen that the police have got everything wrong and Fen knows she has to solve the case just like one of her crosswords, one clue at a time. As she meets her godmother&’s friends, she makes a surprising discovery: Rose was part of the Resistance during the war… When a second body turns up, another of Rose&’s wartime contacts, Fen must act fast. But as the killer turns their sights on Fen, does she have what it takes to solve this mysterious murder and get justice for her darling godmother? You won&’t be able to put down this utterly addictive historical cozy mystery! The absolutely perfect treat if you love Agatha Christie, Rhys Bowen and Jacqueline Winspear. Readers are totally addicted to Fliss Chester!&‘I was totally captivated from the very beginning… I was holding my breath… I can&’t praise this book enough.&’ Goodreads Reviewer ?????????? &‘Nail-biting suspense and powerful emotion… A marvellous treat for historical mystery fans… A compulsively readable thriller that has me waiting with bated breath for the next.&’ Bookish Jottings ?????????? &‘A wonderful historical mystery and a fantastic start to a new series.&’ Goodreads Reviewer ?????????? &‘The plot is intriguing and filled with mystery, spies, lies, romance, murder and more!!!… Kept me guessing throughout.&’ Goodreads Reviewer &‘A perfect historical mystery! What a beginning!… I could not put this book down and look forward to more from Ms. Chester.&’ Goodreads Reviewer &‘A brilliantly entertaining murder mystery… Full of lies, spies, murder, romance, mystery and so much more. Bursting at the seams!&’ Sharon Beyond the Books &‘I read raptly to the end, unaware that a summer storm poured outside. Can&’t wait &’til book two!&’ Goodreads Reviewer ?????????? &‘I needed to know who the killer was, I just kept reading. House chores? <str…
By Sandy Blair. 2007
Welcome To My World'Tis the season to be jolly--but Boston antiques dealer Claire MacGregor isn't looking forward to a solo… Christmas, or cocoa for one, or trimming the tree by herself. But company's coming. Claire is fooling around with an old puzzle box and when it opens. . .a gorgeous, studly laird appears. Thumbs down: Sir Cameron MacLeod is centuries old. Thumbs up: he doesn't look it. And Cameron is tall, dark, and lusty--very lusty.Come Away To MineWho is this lovely lass? And where is he? Before awakening in the 21st century in Claire's bedroom, the last thing Sir Cameron MacLeod remembers was readying for war with a rival clan. Despite her strange clothes and odd ways, Claire is bonny and brave. He's about to find out that love is a many-splendored thing indeed. . ."An absolutely delightful, delicious romp!" --Romantic Times on A Thief In A KiltAward-winning author Sandy Blair was raised in a small New England town and graduated from Northeastern University, Boston. Winner of Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart, the 2004 National Readers Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance and a 2005 RITA finalist, Sandy fell in love with Scotland's history, people, and beautiful, diverse landscapes on the first of her many visits. She currently resides in Texas with her husband and children.
By Janette Kenny. 2011
Believe In Second Chances. . .Trey March never wanted to see Daisy Barton again. But there she is, in over… her pretty little head running the JDB Ranch--and standing between him and the small fortune he's owed. Now if he wants to get his due, he'll have to save the ranch first. . .working side-by-side with the only woman he's ever loved. Without her overprotective father to guide her, Daisy's trying to stand on her own at last. But a sinister foreman with a grudge seems determined to cut her down at every turn. And Trey, the one man she can count on, is the same man she could never trust herself to resist. . .not even now, when her heart--and her life--are at stake.
By Hannah Howell. 1993
From New York Times bestseller Hannah Howell, a classic love story of a Scottish hero too wild to be tamed… and the woman he's destined to set free. . .Pleasance Dunstan is used to silently bearing the cruelties put upon her by her thoughtless family. But nothing can prepare her for the greatest indignity of all: being sold into servitude to a man as wild as Tearlach O'Duine. His untamed ways are whispered of throughout town, and he has set his sights on Pleasance to be more than his servant. He will have her in his bed. Pleasance could escape this fate with a word, but her fierce pride keeps her silent. Instead, she follows her new master to the rough lands where he has made a home and finds a world beyond any she has ever known--a world of desire. For though he is her captor, only Tearlach can show her how freeing true passion can be. . .and while her servitude to him will one day end, nothing can stop the binding of their hearts. . .
By Heather Graham. 2017
“A MASTER STORYTELLER.” --RT Book Reviews The willful and beautiful Lady Genevieve would do anything to save her beloved Edenby… Castle . . . even if she had to share the name—and bed--of her most treacherous foe . . . He was Lord Tristan, nobleman and knight. Magnificent in battle, he would lead his invading army across the land, only to become captive to the sensual charms of the bold enchantress who was secretly plotting his destruction . . . They were born to be enemies and destined to be lovers—players in a perilous game of intrigue and passion where the price was one woman’s innocence . . . and the prize was one man’s heart.