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Miss Dauntless  by Grace Burrowes

Miss Dauntless

Grace Burrowes

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"Matilda Merridew, former hoyden of the first water, finds herself widowed, weary, and in want of coin. Along comes Marcus, Lord Tremont, with an interesting-and decent-proposition. Tremont will provide Matilda a handsome salary and keep a commodious roof over...

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Holding the line  by Jennifer Delamere

Holding the line

Jennifer Delamere

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"When widow Rose Finlay notices a young woman about to be led astray by a roguish aristocrat who could ruin both her and her family's reputation, bitter memories arise and she feels compelled to intervene. Rose and the young woman's uncle, John Milburn, join...

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The countess of the revolution  by Lana Kortchik

The countess of the revolution

Lana Kortchik

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"Countess Sophia Orlova has it all. With a large fortune, a beautiful palatial home in Petrograd and a husband who loves her, her future is bright. But in March 1917, everything changes, as Sophia watches the revolutionary hordes take over her city and her...

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His convenient duchess  by Louise Allen

His convenient duchess

Louise Allen

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His convenient duchess : "Lady Rose Trafford and Marcus Cranford believe they are each entering their marriage agreement for practical reasons - she to protect her younger sisters and the new duke, to spare him a London season - but neither counts on their...

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The talisman ring  by Georgette Heyer

The talisman ring

Georgette Heyer

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"The legend of the Headless Horseman and a proposed marriage doe convenance both have their impact on the mystery of a golden talisman ring and Lord Lavenham's young heir, Ludovic. Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the...

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How to cheat the marriage mart  by Millie Adams

How to cheat the marriage mart

Millie Adams

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How to cheat the marriage mart : "George Claremont, Marquess of Curran, has cultivated his rakish reputation to enable his covert work helping children in England's workhouses. Now the destruction of these institutions hinges on a well-laid marriage proposal....

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The gentleman's book of vices  by Jess Everlee

The gentleman's book of vices

Jess Everlee

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"London, 1883. Finely dressed and finely drunk, Charlie Price is a man dedicated to his vices. Chief among them is his explicit novel collection, though his impending marriage to a woman he can't love will force his carefully curated collection into hiding....

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Up all night with a good duke  by Amy Rose Bennett

Up all night with a good duke

Amy Rose Bennett

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"Artemis Jones - 'respectable' finishing-school teacher by day and Gothic romance writer by night - has never lost sight of her real dream: to open her own academic ladies' college. When Artemis is unexpectedly called upon by a dear friend, a fellow Byronic...

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Lady meets Earl  by Christy Carlyle

Lady meets Earl

Christy Carlyle

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"After a lifetime of living for her friends, family, even strangers, Lady Lucy Westmont knows something must change or she'll lose herself forever. An invitation to visit her free-spirited and scandalous aunt in the wild Scottish countryside is the perfect...

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His delightful Lady Delia  by Grace Hitchcock

His delightful Lady Delia

Grace Hitchcock

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"After years of being her diva mother's understudy, it's time for Delia Vittoria to take her place on stage. Attempting to make amends for a grave mistake, Kit Quincy is suddenly pulled into Delia's plot to win the great opera war and act as her patron and an...

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Worthy of legend  by Roseanna M. White

Worthy of legend

Roseanna M. White

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""After a summer of successful pirate-treasure hunting, Lady Emily Scofield and her friends must hide the unprecedented discoveries they've made, thanks to the betrayal of her own family. Horrified by her brother, who will stop at nothing to prove himself to...

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Beneath his silence  by Hannah L. Linder

Beneath his silence

Hannah L. Linder

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"Second daughter of a baron - and a little on the mischievous side - Ella Pemberton is no governess. But the pretense is a necessity if she ever wishes to get inside of Wyckhorn Manor and attain the truth. Exposing the man who killed her sister is all that...

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The reluctant countess  by Eloisa James

The reluctant countess

Eloisa James

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"Giles Renwick, Earl of Lilford, has never made a fool of himself over a woman - until he meets Lady Yasmin Regnier. Yasmin is ineligible for his attentions in every way: not as a wife, certainly not as a mistress (she is a lady!), nor even as a friend, since...

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How to survive a scandal  by Christine Merrill

How to survive a scandal

Christine Merrill

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How to survive a scandal : "Captain William Grosvenor's body may be recovering from battle, but his survivor's guilt remains. The last thing he should be doing is kissing mysterious maids in carriages. Especially when that 'maid' is in fact debutante Lady...

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The princess stakes  by Amalie Howard

The princess stakes

Amalie Howard

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"Born to an Indian maharaja and a British noblewoman, Princess Sarani Rao has it all: beauty, riches, and a crown. But when Sarani's father is murdered, her only hope is the next ship out--captained by the boy she once loved...and spurned. Captain Rhystan...

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A daughter's courage  by Misty M. Beller

A daughter's courage

Misty M. Beller

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"After accidentally destroying the intricately carved chalice her people have treasured for over a hundred years, Charlotte Durand sets out in search of a skilled artisan who can repair the damage. What she expected to be a two-day trek becomes much more...

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The Duke's family for Christmas  by Sarah Mallory

The Duke's family for Christmas

Sarah Mallory

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The Duke's family for Christmas: "Determined to claim the son his late wife kept secret from him, Leo, Duke of Tain, is working in disguise as his tutor. Until Miss Lily Wrayford, the child's fiercely protective guardian, discovers Leo's true identity...and...

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This fragile heart  by Kate Hewitt

This fragile heart

Kate Hewitt

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"1838, Boston: Once upon a time Isobel Moore was thought to be one of Boston's most eligible young women. But, after a marriage proposal gone wrong, she is now at threat of being labelled a spinster. And, though her work at a small school for impoverished...

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The brilliance of stars  by J'nell Ciesielski

The brilliance of stars

J'nell Ciesielski

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"Washington, DC, 1914. Ivy Olwen knows how to survive on the streets without two coins to rub together. Then destiny thrusts her into the nest of a covert agency of assassins sworn to drive back the world's darkness, and she acquires a new set of lethal...

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The proposition  by Madeleine Roux

The proposition

Madeleine Roux

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"A woman trapped in a loveless engagement joins forces with a mysterious man bent on revenge against her fiancé in this lively and lyrical Regency romance for fans of bestselling author Julia Quinn Clemency Fry had known that marriage wasn't for her ever since...

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A defiant Lord  by Anne Herries

A defiant Lord

Anne Herries

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His unusual Governess - "Heiress Sarah Hardcastle is convinced her plan to escape the unwanted attentions of a fortune-hunter is foolproof. Buried deep in the countryside, and with a whole new identity as prim governess Miss Goodrum, Sarah is looking forward...

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Her rebel heart  by Kate Hewitt

Her rebel heart

Kate Hewitt

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"1832, Scotland: When Caroline Reid is offered the chance to travel to America to live with her estranged uncle, she has only two things on her mind: to become the belle of Boston society and to make an enviable--and financially advantageous--match. But from...

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The heart goes on  by Kate Hewitt

The heart goes on

Kate Hewitt

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"1819, Isle of Mull, Scotland: When Allan MacDougall tells his sweetheart Harriet Campbell he loves her on the eve of his departure to the New World, it breaks her heart. Because there is no way for her to go with him. She promises to wait for him, even though...

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The other side of certain  by Amy Willoughby-Burle

The other side of certain

Amy Willoughby-Burle

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"For the love of love... and books. Mattie Mobley planned to be a teacher, but when times grew tough during America's Great Depression, and there were no teaching positions in her hometown of Asheville, NC, Mattie found work starting a school and helping the...

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Never rescue a rogue  by Virginia Heath

Never rescue a rogue

Virginia Heath

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"Diana Merriwell and Giles Sinclair only tolerate one another for the sake of their nearest and dearest. Everyone believes that the two of them are meant to be together, but Diana and Giles know that their constant pithy barbs come from a shared disdain--not a...

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Some Dukes have all the luck  by Christina (Romance fiction writer) Britton

Some Dukes have all the luck

Christina (Romance fiction writer) ...

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"Ash Hawkins, Duke of Buckley, no more wants to marry than he wants a stick in his eye. As the owner of a gaming hell, he is all too aware the odds of a happy marriage are against him. But raising his three rebellious wards alone is proving more than he can...

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The boxing baroness  by Minerva Spencer

The boxing baroness

Minerva Spencer

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"Magnetic and educated, Marianne Simpson has the manner of a lady and the looks of a lover, not a fighter. Neither of which explains her occupation as a boxer in her uncle's circus, Farnham's Fantastical Female Fayre. Nonetheless, when St. John Powell, the...

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The winter rose  by Katie Flynn

The winter rose

Katie Flynn

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"Liverpool, 1941: After German bombs shatter the life Cadi has built for herself in Liverpool, she is more determined than ever to sign up and do her bit. Joining the WAAF also means she is closer to her beau - until Jez is sent thousands of miles from home....

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One of the family  by Maggie Ford

One of the family

Maggie Ford

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"Mary Owen is forced to seek work to support her elderly aunt. Catching the eye of Will, a young waiter at Letts restaurant, she strikes it lucky: Will is desperate to meet her acquaintance and persuades the head chef to take Mary on in the kitchen. It is not...

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Something in the heir  by Suzanne Enoch

Something in the heir

Suzanne Enoch

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"Smart, capable heiress Emmeline Pershing will do anything to keep her beloved home; and all it takes is an arranged marriage and a teeny white lie to fulfill her family's silly inheritance rules! But now her little fib means that she and her completely...

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The light always breaks  by Angela Jackson-Brown

The light always breaks

Angela Jackson-Brown

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"In her distinctive Southern literary style, award-winning author Angela Jackson-Brown delivers a moving story of a star-crossed romance and the way love has the power to change everything."--

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The heir and the enchantress  by Paullett Golden

The heir and the enchantress

Paullett Golden

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"Some love matches begin with marriage. Hazel Trethow is infatuated with a notorious rake despite her father's plans to betroth her to the heir of a wealthy barony. Her scheming to find a love match for her dearest friend and herself turns into a scandal that...

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The colonel and the enchantress  by Paullett Golden

The colonel and the enchantress

Paullett Golden

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"Lady Mary Mowbrah, daughter of a duke, fell in love with a man beneath her station. When he leaves for war, determined to earn her hand as a hero, she promises to wait for him, never dreaming the man who returns will be different from the man who left....

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The baron and the enchantress  by Paullett Golden

The baron and the enchantress

Paullett Golden

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"Lilith Chambers' quiet life as a parish midwife shatters when the brother thought responsible for her death discovers she's alive and well. Having been raised in an orphanage, she has few memories of her real parentage or the circumstances of her...

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The duke and the enchantress  by Paullett Golden

The duke and the enchantress

Paullett Golden

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"Some fairy tales begin with the kiss. Drake Mowbrah, the Duke of Annick, needed a wife. After choosing an acceptable bride, he traps himself in a marriage of convenience and must tap his creativity to woo his frigid wife and fuel her passion. Drake battles...

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To capture his heart  by Nancy Campbell Allen

To capture his heart

Nancy Campbell Allen

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"Seaside, England, 1886: Eva Caldwell is an accomplished and well-known photographer who often works with the local constabulary to assist in documenting crime scenes, which means she also often works alongside the handsome and charming detective, Nathan...

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Falling for the cowgirl  by Jody Hedlund

Falling for the cowgirl

Jody Hedlund

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"Ivy McQuaid has been saving up for a home of her own with the winnings from the cowhand competitions she sneaks into-but everything changes when a man from her past returns. Undercover Pinkerton agent Jericho Bliss is on the hunt for a war criminal, but when...

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A scandalous kind of duke  by Mia Vincy

A scandalous kind of duke

Mia Vincy

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"Two friends. Too many missed chances. Leopold Halton, the Duke of Dammerton, is the man with everything: perfect hair, beautiful waistcoats, and London's finest collection of decorative objects. But two years after his highly entertaining divorce...

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The duke alone  by Christi Caldwell

The duke alone

Christi Caldwell

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"Lady Myrtle McQuoid has always felt a little forgotten, and this season is no exception. When her boisterous family vacates their London townhouse for the country, Myrtle finds she's been left behind. But she just needs to stay warm, keep her belly full, and...

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Be brave for me  by Elaine Johns

Be brave for me

Elaine Johns

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"Twenty-three-year old Maddie Brady is proud to do her bit for the British Army. Driving along the winding roads of the Cornish coast one day she sees a little boy trapped among landmines: and is overcome with relief when a brave soul ahead of her rescues him....

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To catch a viscount  by Christi Caldwell

To catch a viscount

Christi Caldwell

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"Miss Marcia Collins's cameo-perfect life is destroyed when scandal leaves her standing alone at the altar on her wedding day. Her heart shattered, she decides to embrace her ruined reputation and explore every forbidden pleasure. All she needs is a little...

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It happened one winter  by Christi Caldwell

It happened one winter

Christi Caldwell

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"Mr. Martin Phillipen, a highly successful London builder, is forced by a business partner's foolish decision, to take on a project in the wretchedly scenic wilds of Yorkshire. Three little scamps have made his work site their private playground, and Martin is...

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Miss Desirable  by Grace Burrowes

Miss Desirable

Grace Burrowes

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"After spending her childhood traveling the world with her diplomat parents, Miss Catherine Fairchild arrives in London, England only to learn that she inherits the family title, making her a target for marriage fortune hunters and leaving her to rely on the...

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The duke not taken  by Julia London

The duke not taken

Julia London

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"Ever since her sister became queen two years ago, Amelia Ivanosen, Princess of Wesloria, has been flirting and skirting scandal - just barely. Before she does anything too outlandish, she is sent to England and Lila Alexander, illustrious matchmaker to the...

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The return of the duke  by Lorraine Heath

The return of the duke

Lorraine Heath

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"When his father, the Duke of Wolfford, is hanged for an assassination attempt on Queen Victoria, Marcus Stanwick is stripped of everything. Vowing to return honor to his family, he seeks to expose the others involved in the treasonous plot and bring them to...

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A woman of gallantry  by Elisabeth McNeill

A woman of gallantry

Elisabeth McNeill

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"Veronica Hay is an acclaimed beauty but her downward spiral begins the moment she enters into a loveless marriage that removes her from her home in Edinburgh to Berwickshire. From there, she begins a luckless affair with Sire Alexander Renton which helps her...

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Duke most wicked  by Lenora Bell

Duke most wicked

Lenora Bell

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"Once upon a time in Mayfair...a group of wallflowers formed a secret society with goals that had absolutely nothing to do with matrimony. Their most troublesome obstacle? Rogues! When her employer, the Duke of Westbury, decrees that he'll choose not only a...

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The deed  by Lynsay Sands

The deed

Lynsay Sands

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"Inheriting a fortune when her chaste husband dies, virgin widow Emmaline Eberhart is promised as part of a political agreement to knight Amaury de Aneford, who is surprisingly challenged by his innocent new wife."--Publisher.

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The chase  by Lynsay Sands

The chase

Lynsay Sands

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"Fleeing to an abbey isn't really Seonaid Dunbar's first choice. She'd been trained alongside her brother as a Scottish warrior at her father's knee. But running was preferable to wedding Blake Sherwell, a man the English court calls 'the Angel.' Seonaid knows...

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The Highlander's holiday wife  by Vanessa Kelly

The Highlander's holiday wife

Vanessa Kelly

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"It's Christmastime in Edinburgh, but Lady Samantha Penwith's secret mission takes no holiday: the Highlands-born lass vows to find the assailants who murdered her beloved husband, founder of a charitable school for orphaned boys. On her latest undercover...

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The duke's rules of engagement  by Jennifer Haymore

The duke's rules of engagement

Jennifer Haymore

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"Joanna Porter loves being one of London's hottest up-and-coming matchmakers. But her heavenly vocation is about to turn into a nuptial nightmare - thanks to the Duke of Crestmont. He's as handsome as he is insufferable and obsessed with all things proper....

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One night with the duke  by Jodi Ellen Malpas

One night with the duke

Jodi Ellen Malpas

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"It's 1814 and nineteen-year-old Eliza Melrose, daughter of a printing magnate, is about to be launched into London's high society - much to her distaste, the last thing she wants is a husband. Eliza's 'misplaced' thirst for adventure, knowledge and the...

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The hellion and the hero  by Emily Sullivan

The hellion and the hero

Emily Sullivan

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"Society darling Lady Georgiana Arlington spent years crafting her image as the ideal wife, but since her husband's unexpected death, she has lived mostly for herself while making desperately needed improvements to the businesses she inherited --and gaining a...

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The time for love  by Stephanie Laurens

The time for love

Stephanie Laurens

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"Martin Cynster arrives at Carmichael Steelworks set on acquiring the business as the jewel in his industrialist's crown, only to discover that the lady owner is not at all what he expected. Miss Sophia Carmichael learned about steelmaking at her father's knee...

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Kit McBride gets a wife  by Amy Barry

Kit McBride gets a wife

Amy Barry

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"The four McBride brothers have their worlds turned upside down when their precocious younger sister secretly places an advertisement for a mail-order bride. Kit McBride knows that Buck's Creek, Montana, is no place to find a wife. Between him and his three...

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Much ado about dukes  by Eva Devon

Much ado about dukes

Eva Devon

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"As far as William Easton - the Duke of Blackheath - is concerned, love can go to the devil. Why would a man need passion when he has wealth, a stately home, and work to occupy his mind? But no one warned him that a fiery and frustratingly strong-willed...

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The bachelor and the bride  by Sarah M. Eden

The bachelor and the bride

Sarah M. Eden

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"London,1866 - Dr. Barnabus Milligan has always felt called to help people, whether that means setting a broken bone or rescuing the impoverished women of London from their desperate lives on the streets as part of his work with the Dread Penny Society. Three...

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To catch a raven  by Beverly Jenkins

To catch a raven

Beverly Jenkins

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"When the Declaration of Independence is stolen by a former Confederate official, fearless grifter Raven Moreaux, forced by the government to get it back, finds both her life and heart on the line when she falls for her partner who is posing as her...

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A Marquess too rakish to wed  by Liz Tyner

A Marquess too rakish to wed

Liz Tyner

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A Marquess too rakish to wed: "Women flock around the disreputable Marquess of Hartcroft - all except Lady Guinevere Chenowith. She holds him at a polite distance, disapproving of the way he breaks society's rules. So no one is more surprised than Guinevere...

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The earl's mysterious lady  by Louise (Historical novelist) Allen

The earl's mysterious lady

Louise (Historical novelist) Allen

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The Earl's mysterious lady : "Viola fled her arranged marriage to Guy Thurlow, Earl of Easton, right at the altar steps. Now she is Cressida Williams and greatly changed - so much so that when Guy finds her trespassing on his neglected estate, he doesn't...

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To wed a wild lord  by Sabrina Jeffries

To wed a wild lord

Sabrina Jeffries

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"Guilt-ridden by his friend's death to the point that he recklessly accepts a challenge to compete in the same race that ended his friend's life, Lord Gabriel Sharpe encounters unexpected feelings for his friend's sister and hostility from her...

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A lady never surrenders  by Sabrina Jeffries

A lady never surrenders

Sabrina Jeffries

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"Lady Celia Sharpe hopes that if she can garner offers of marriage from several eligible gentlemen and show her grandmother she is capable of gaining a husband, she can convince Gran to rescind the marriage ultimatum for her. And if that plan doesn't work, at...

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Shadowed loyalty  by Roseanna M. White

Shadowed loyalty

Roseanna M. White

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"Sabina Mancari never questioned her life as the daughter of Chicago's leading mob boss until bullets tear apart her world and the man she thought she loved turns out to be an undercover Prohibition agent. Ambushes, bribes, murder, prostitution - all her life,...

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The scoundrel falls hard  by Sophie Jordan

The scoundrel falls hard

Sophie Jordan

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"When a local rival threatens her livelihood, blacksmith Gwen Cully embarks on a marriage of convenience with unrepentant rogue Kellan Fox, the perfect solution to both their troubles, but a searing attraction between them changes everything, making her wonder...

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