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You should be so lucky  by Cat Sebastian

You should be so lucky

Cat Sebastian

"The 1960 baseball season is shaping up to be the worst year of Eddie O'Leary's life. He can't manage to hit the ball, his new teammates hate him, he's living out of a suitcase, and he's homesick. When the team's owner orders him to give a bunch of interviews...

The Earl's Cinderella countess

The Earl's Cinderella countess

The Earl's Cinderella countess: "The one match she doesn't want to make... The Earl of Fleetwood was Eleanor St. Aubin's first love, but being a mere vicar's daughter held her back from admitting her feelings. Now a successful matchmaker, the prospect of...

Nine rules to break when romancing a rake  by Sarah MacLean

Nine rules to break when romancing a rake

Sarah MacLean

"Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried - and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she's vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she's been missing."--Publisher.

Love's winding road  by Susan F. Craft

Love's winding road

Susan F. Craft

"When Rose Jackson and her Irish immigrant family join a wagon train headed for a new life in South Carolina, the last thing she expects is to fall for the half-Cherokee wagon scout along the way. But their journey takes a life-changing turn when Rose is...

The Paris affair  by Victoria Cornwall

The Paris affair

Victoria Cornwall

"Born to a French mother and an English father, Charlotte Bray has always felt like an outsider in her Cornish fishing village. She spends her days on her father's fishing boat, helping to feed a nation at war. But the war brings devastation, and her world is...

The girl from the Hidden Forest  by Hannah Linder

The girl from the Hidden Forest

Hannah Linder

"Eliza Ellis has stayed hidden in Balfour Forest for as long as she can remember, safe from the cruel world outside. That is, until a handsome stranger named Felton Northwood invades her quiet forest and steals her away. Why does he tell such lies? Why does he...

The prince's bride  by Charis Michaels

The prince's bride

Charis Michaels

"Lady Marianne 'Ryan' Daventry was betrothed to an obscure French prince when she was just a baby. Years later, the young prince entered exile and was never heard from again. Lady Ryan considers the betrothal off; she can hardly marry a dead man. Now another...

Masking her secrets  by Carole Mortimer

Masking her secrets

Carole Mortimer

The duke's Cinderella bride: "Brooding Hawk St. Claire, Duke of Stourbridge, believes Jane Smith to be a mere servant girl - albeit a remarkably attractive one! So when genteel Miss Jane is wrongly turned out of her home for inappropriate behavior following...

At the going down of the sun  by Mary-Anne O'Connor

At the going down of the sun

Mary-Anne O'Connor

"1914: Brothers Thom and Archie Hogan are the best of friends who love nothing more than tinkering with their father's old biplane. They dream of one day flying over the wheatfields of their farm, but when Molly James arrives in town, matters of the heart come...

Worth more than rubies  by Grace Burrowes

Worth more than rubies

Grace Burrowes

"Tertius Dundee, eleventh Duke of Dunfallon, sees the West Bartholomew Street Lending Library as a haven from pursuing matchmakers, but when he meets librarian Emerald Armstrong, he finds her generous and honest heart has him thinking of leaving his bachelor...

Aphrodite and the duke  by J. J. McAvoy

Aphrodite and the duke

J. J. McAvoy

"Aphrodite Du Bell has always resented her name. While the members of the ton, and even the queen herself, praise her warm brown skin, perfect curls, and exquisite features, Aphrodite can't help but think that living up to the literal goddess of beauty is...

Highcliffe house  by Megan Walker

Highcliffe house

Megan Walker

"The last thing Anna Lane wants to do is spend a week in Brighton with Graham Everett, who is hoping to make a financial investment with her father, but then she discovers a hidden warmth in her one-time rival in this enemies-to-lovers romance."--

The two loves of Sophie Strom  by Sam Taylor

The two loves of Sophie Strom

Sam Taylor

"A house fire, Vienna, 1933: thirteen-year-old Max saves his parents and escapes unharmed, to face life as a Jew in 1930s Austria. In one unforgettable night, Max Spiegelman's life splits in two. As war looms and Nazism continues to rise, Max is forced into...

Regency  by Bronwyn Scott


Bronwyn Scott

"Breaking the rake's rules: Being bad has never felt so good! The first time Miss Bryn Rutherford meets Captain Kitt Sherard, he scales her balcony and kisses her breathless! And after years of trying to behave, she can't help but think Kitt's piratical...

The orchids of Ashthorne Hall  by Rebecca Anderson

The orchids of Ashthorne Hall

Rebecca Anderson

"1887, the Cornwall coast. For years, rumors have flown through the village of Suttonsbury about Ashthorne Hall - that its occupants hoard pirate treasure, that a ghost walks its halls - but botanist Hyacinth Bell only cares about the estate's extensive,...

The gentleman and the thief  by Sarah M. Eden

The gentleman and the thief

Sarah M. Eden

"From the moment Hollis Darby meets Ana Newport, he's smitten. Even though he's from a wealthy, established family and she isn't, he wishes he could have a life with her by his side. But Hollis has a secret: the deep coffers that have kept his family afloat...

The outlaw Noble Salt  by Amy Harmon

The outlaw Noble Salt

Amy Harmon

"When infamous outlaw Butch Cassidy decides to go straight, he discovers that too many of the powerful men he crossed won't let bygones be bygones. To have a chance at a new life, he'll have to become someone else entirely. A brief, fateful encounter with the...

How not to propose to a duke  by Louise Allen

How not to propose to a duke

Louise Allen

"Miss Danby's daring proposition for the duke : First, wealthy ironmaster's daughter Jessica Danby needs a titled husband. So, upon learning that Alexander, the Duke of Malvern, needs a rich wife, she makes a convenient proposal... Next, her impetuous marriage...

An inconvenient letter  by Julie Wright

An inconvenient letter

Julie Wright

"Complications arise when Marietta's secret love letters are accidentally found by the wrong man. 1828, the London countryside. For years, Marietta Stone has harbored a secret infatuation for the handsome Frederick Finch and has poured out her deepest feelings...

Tremaine's true love  by Grace Burrowes

Tremaine's true love

Grace Burrowes

"Tremaine St. Michael is firmly in trade and seeks only to negotiate the sale of some fancy sheep with the Earl of Bellefonte. The earl's sister, Lady Nita, is pragmatic, hard-working, and selfless, though Tremaine senses she's also tired of her charitable...

Miss Dramatic  by Grace Burrowes

Miss Dramatic

Grace Burrowes

"Gavin DeWitt has given up a career on the stage to take his place among the respectable gentry of Crosspatch Corners. His older sister has married quite well, and now it's Gavin's job to ensure he and his younger siblings make an excellent impression on...

Miss Dashing  by Grace Burrowes

Miss Dashing

Grace Burrowes

"Miss Hecate Brompton is on the shelf and relieved to finally be there with her personal wealth in tact. She faces enough challenges keeping her rackety family from scandal and ruin without the added bother of marriage. When Phillip Vincent approaches her with...

Wake me most wickedly  by Felicia Grossman

Wake me most wickedly

Felicia Grossman

"Solomon Weiss has little interest in power, but to repay the half brother who raised him, he pursues money, influence, and now - a respectable wife. That is, until outcast Hannah Moses saves his life and Sol finds himself helplessly drawn to the beautiful...

Christmas bells and wedding vows

Christmas bells and wedding vows

"Claiming the Cowgirl: Serena Taylor is hiding in Colorado's high country to keep her son safe, and she knows the best way to protect him is by marrying again and giving him a father. Weston Oakley needs a wife by Christmas to placate his meddling family, but...

My season of scandal  by Julie Anne (Romance author) Long

My season of scandal

Julie Anne (Romance author) Long

"A London season is the chance of a lifetime for Catherine Keating. But the ton's glitter and decadence and casual cruelty threaten to crush her hopes of finding a husband before her season even begins...until she accidentally acquires one of the most...

The affectionate adversary  by Catherine Palmer

The affectionate adversary

Catherine Palmer

"She's a woman of great consequence. He's a man of little importance. But when fate throws them together, the only thing that matters is what their hearts are telling them. Charles Locke is determined to rise above his family's meager station by building a...

All the painted stars  by Emma Denny

All the painted stars

Emma Denny

"Oxfordshire, 1362. When Lily Barden discovers her best friend Johanna's hand in marriage is being awarded as the main prize at a tournament, she is determined to stop it. Disguised as a knight, she infiltrates the contest, preparing to fight for Jo's hand....

The language of love  by S. M. LaViolette

The language of love

S. M. LaViolette

"Annis Bowman lost everything when she trusted the wrong man. Now, she needs money, and she needs it fast. Finding a wealthy husband is her only viable option. It's just her wretched misfortune that the only man who truly interests her is poor as a church...

Dancing with love  by S. M. LaViolette

Dancing with love

S. M. LaViolette

"Businesswoman Mary Barnett learns she must marry a peer of the realm to retain control of her family's business empire, while Miles Ingram finds he must marry for money to save his family's earldom - will these common interests be enough to sustain them, or...

The lady he lost  by Faye Delacour

The lady he lost

Faye Delacour

"Lieutenant Eli Williams was supposed to be dead. In the two years since his shipwreck, his friends and family mourned him, his brother spent his savings, and his fiancée married someone else. So, when he turns up in the middle of the London social season, he...

Threepenny dreams  by Anna Jacobs

Threepenny dreams

Anna Jacobs

"Recently widowed, Hannah Firth is still young , young enough to dream of a new life. When her spiteful daughter-in- law uses her as an unpaid servant, Hannah tries to leave, but she is unaware of the depths that Patty's spite will lead her to."--Publisher.

Daughter of the Murray  by Darry Fraser

Daughter of the Murray

Darry Fraser

"1890s, River Murray, Northern Victoria. Young and spirited Georgina Calthorpe is not happy living with her foster family the MacHenry's in their neglected sheep run on the banks of the River Murray. Unlike the rest of the family, she isn't looking forward to...

The lost art of keeping secrets  by Eva Rice

The lost art of keeping secrets

Eva Rice

"Struggling to preserve her family's crumbling estate as well as their lifestyle in 1950s London, Penelope endeavors to fall in love, participates in a plot with her best friend's brother, and finds herself falling for a wealthy American movie...

Counting chimneys  by Sandy (Fiction writer) Taylor

Counting chimneys

Sandy (Fiction writer) Taylor

"Brighton 1969. Dottie Perks steps off the train and breathes in the sea air, the smell of fish and chips, and the precious childhood memories of a friend and place she'll never forget. Dottie Perks has forged a new life for herself in London, a new job and...

If the boot fits  by Karen Witemeyer

If the boot fits

Karen Witemeyer

"When Samantha Dearing's rancher father hosts a ball to find her a husband, she balks at the prospect of marrying a man not of her own choosing. After a mystery guest saves her brother's life and then disappears, leaving only his boot behind, her search for...

When we danced at the end of the pier  by Sandy (Fiction writer) Taylor

When we danced at the end of the pier

Sandy (Fiction writer) Taylor

"Brighton 1930: Maureen O'Connell is a carefree girl, but her family is on the brink of tragedy, war is looming and life will never be the same again. Jack and Nelson have always been dear friends to Maureen. Despite their different backgrounds, they've seen...

Damned if I duke  by Anna (Romance fiction writer) Bradley

Damned if I duke

Anna (Romance fiction writer) Bradl...

"When her plan to blackmail Jasper Vincent, Duke of Montford, into forgiving her father's debts backfires, Prudence Thorne is forced into a marriage neither wanted - and fighting a desire neither expected - only to discover they are each other's perfect...

Sincerely, the duke  by Amelia Grey

Sincerely, the duke

Amelia Grey

"Miss Edwina Fine has one shot at finding a husband before the ton learns her secret. With red hair, green eyes and being one of triplets, she knows the superstitions and rumors about women like her. So when a marriage proposal from the Duke of Stonerick...

The duchess  by Sophie Jordan

The duchess

Sophie Jordan

"It's been a year since her wretched cad of a husband died and Valencia, the Dowager Duchess of Dedham, is finally her own woman. Flitting from party to party, freedom is sweet and life should be perfect. Until the new duke surfaces. Nothing like the haughty...

A governess's guide to passion and peril  by Manda Collins

A governess's guide to passion and peril

Manda Collins

"Jane Halliwell once dreamed of exploring the world as an acclaimed journalist - but those dreams (and her dowry) died with her father. Now, she works as a governess, safe on England's shores. But when her current employer is murdered, adventure seems to...

A proposal to protect his lady

A proposal to protect his lady

A proposal to protect his lady : "Max has done everything he can to forget about his first, unrequited love: Georgia. Now, five years after she wed another man, Georgia is standing outside Max's home, Holdfast Castle. He's horrified to learn of the abuse that...

The countess's forgotten marriage

The countess's forgotten marriage

"The countess's forgotten marriage : Her memory has returned and she's the Countess of Epping!Mary has arrived home, after months away, following a traumatic encounter with a highwayman that wiped her memory. Back in her grand house, her aloof - but...

Finally his bride  by Jody Hedlund

Finally his bride

Jody Hedlund

"A new world. A new hope. An unexpected love. What life awaits these brides? ... With the cotton mills closed and hunger rampant in Manchester, England, Willow Rhodes's family encourages her to join the bride ship bound for the Pacific Northwest, where she is...

A family of his own  by Stephanie Laurens

A family of his own

Stephanie Laurens

"Toby Cynster is not amused when informed that his new mission is to be his last in the shadowy service of Drake, Marquess of Winchelsea. Courtesy of Toby being the last unmarried Cynster of his generation and the consequent martial obsession of his female...

How the Duke was won  by Lenora Bell

How the Duke was won

Lenora Bell

"James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to...

We could be so good  by Cat Sebastian

We could be so good

Cat Sebastian

"Nick Russo has worked his way from a rough Brooklyn neighborhood to a reporting job at one of the city's biggest newspapers. But the late 1950s are a hostile time for gay men, and Nick knows that he can't let anyone into his life. He just never counted on...

The Irish matchmaker  by Jennifer Deibel

The Irish matchmaker

Jennifer Deibel

"Catriona Daly is no stranger to the business of love - even though personally she has yet to find it. Eager for a match of her own and a fresh start away from her sleepy village, she makes grand plans for the annual Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival. She...

While the city sleeps  by Elizabeth Camden

While the city sleeps

Elizabeth Camden

"Amid the hushed city, two hearts must navigate danger and deception, bound by a love that outshines the stars. Katherine Schneider's workaday life as a dentist in 1913 New York is upended when a patient reveals details of a deadly plot while under the...

Chasing the horizon  by Mary Connealy

Chasing the horizon

Mary Connealy

"Beth Rutledge and her mother's one chance to escape Beth's tyrannical father is a wagon train heading west. Wagon train scout Jake Holt senses the secretive Beth is running from something and finds a new hope for his future in protecting her. Can they risk...

Educating Caroline  by Patricia Cabot

Educating Caroline

Patricia Cabot

"Lady Caroline Linford is horrified to discover her fiancé, the Marquis of Winchilsea, in the arms of another woman. Unfortunately, Victorian society considers such masculine peccadilloes a trifle; canceling their imminent wedding would be unthinkable. But...

The tutor's daughter  by Julie Klassen

The tutor's daughter

Julie Klassen

"Emma Smallwood, determined to help her widowed father regain his spirits when his academy fails, agrees to travel with him to the distant Cornwall coast, to the cliff-top manor of a baronet and his four sons. But after they arrive and begin teaching the...

The husband gamble  by Jude Knight

The husband gamble

Jude Knight

"The abducted bride; the upright earl. The only place they match is over the chess board.Lady Osbourne's famed matchmaking skills may not be enough to find a match for Miss Amaryllis Fernhill, who was abducted right out of the church in front of her groom and...

Lady Beast's bridegroom  by Jude Knight

Lady Beast's bridegroom

Jude Knight

"Lady Ariel lives retired in the country after being badly scarred by a fire. She hides her burns from others by donning a mask, only enticing more gossip by Society who has dubbed her "Lady Beast". Now, her second cousin, who inherited her father's title but...

London muses  by Amanda McCabe

London muses

Amanda McCabe

To catch a rogue : "When antiquities begin to go missing from London drawing rooms Miss Calliope Chase sets out to restore order. The thief must be a well-connected member of the Ton. And she doesn't need to look much further than Cameron de Vere, Earl of...

To woo and to wed  by Martha Waters

To woo and to wed

Martha Waters

"West, the Marquess of Weston, and Sophie, Lady Fitzwilliam Bridewell, have lately been spending a considerable amount of time together. But West and Sophie are not new acquaintances. In fact, years ago, they had once been nearly engaged until West's almost...

Mrs Gulliver  by Valerie Martin

Mrs Gulliver

Valerie Martin

"It is 1954, and prostitution is legal in the tropical haven that is Verona Island. Here, among gangsters and corrupt lawmen, Lila Gulliver runs a brothel that promises her exclusive clientele privacy and discretion. When nineteen-year-old Carita, beautiful...

Persons of rank  by Anna Jacobs

Persons of rank

Anna Jacobs

"Will she marry below her station? Beatrice Dencey is constantly reminded by her aunt, the Dowager, that she must marry appropriately. And so must the Dowager's beloved granddaughter, Eleanor Graceover. Charged with finding Eleanor a suitable husband, Beatrice...

The northern lady  by Anna Jacobs

The northern lady

Anna Jacobs

"She is determined to live the life she wants... Cassandra Trent does not like being told what to do. So when she is forced to leave behind her beloved Bardsley and join her aunt in London, she is furious. She wants nothing to do with polite society and...

If I only had a duke  by Lenora Bell

If I only had a duke

Lenora Bell

"After four failed seasons and a disastrous jilting, Lady Dorothea Beaumont has had more than enough of her family's scheming. She won't domesticate a duke, entangle an earl, or vie for a viscount. She will quietly exit to her aunt's Irish estate for a life of...

Scandalously bound to the gentleman  by Helen Dickson

Scandalously bound to the gentleman

Helen Dickson

"Lucy Quinn has never put much stock in what others think. After the traumatic events of her past, she avoids society, working as a nurse in India. Then she meets British diplomat Charles Anderson, who makes her feel a lightness and excitement again. Until his...

A lady's guide to marvels and misadventure  by Angela Bell

A lady's guide to marvels and misadventure

Angela Bell

"Victorian socialite Clara Stanton strives to protect her eccentric family's reputation, but that proves to be difficult when her grandfather takes off on a flight of fancy. Thrown together with vagabond tinker Theodore Kingsley, Clara sets off to follow her...

Turbulent threads  by Karen McMillan

Turbulent threads

Karen McMillan

"Dunedin, 1890: Suddenly orphaned at the tender age of twenty, Greer Gillies is reduced to working as a humble servant at Larnach Castle, a far cry from the dreams she held before. As she struggles with the stark reality of grief, she finds her journey has...

Miss Georgina's marriage dilemma  by Eva Shepherd

Miss Georgina's marriage dilemma

Eva Shepherd

"Miss Georgina's Marriage Dilemma - Her convenient duke's touch leads to a passionate awakening...When fun-loving Miss Georgina risks losing her fortune unless she marries, her only option is getting wed to tightly wound Adam, Duke of Ravenswood. He needs her...

Protecting her heart  by Nancy Campbell Allen

Protecting her heart

Nancy Campbell Allen

"London, 1887. When newly graduated medical doctor Charlotte Duvall receives word that her father has died, she immediately leaves America and returns home to see to her family's estate. Among her father's possessions is a box of her late mother's letters,...

The lucky penny  by Dilly Court

The lucky penny

Dilly Court

"Clinging tightly to the penny in her palm, Flora's fortune was about to change. Flora is forever grateful for the day the Stewart family rescued her from her life of poverty on London's streets. Adopted as one of their own, she shed her rags and was finally...

Lord Lambourne's forbidden debutante

Lord Lambourne's forbidden debutante

"Liaison with the champgne count: Julien Archambeau, Comte de Rocroi, has dedicated his life to reclaiming his family's lands. Only Lady Emma Greyville-Luce now stands in his way. The British heiress is the new owner of the vineyard that's the final piece of...

A wedding to stop a scandal

A wedding to stop a scandal

A wedding to stop a scandal : "The last words Rose Healy expected to say again were 'I do'. Not after being jilted by her former betrothed. Until she finds herself in a seemingly compromising situation with Dr Sam Able, the handsome widower caring for her...

To marry an English lord  by Robin Lee Hatcher

To marry an English lord

Robin Lee Hatcher

"Sebastian Whitcombe, Viscount Willowthorpe, comes to America to experience the great Wild West for himself before it disappears for good. The adventure comes with a convenient bonus - it postpones his father's edict that he take a wife from the British...

Mrs Hart's Marriage Bureau  by Sheena Maria Wilkinson

Mrs Hart's Marriage Bureau

Sheena Maria Wilkinson

"They'll find you love even if they can't find it for themselves. April McVey hasn't a romantic bone in her body. So what makes her believe she'll be the perfect assistant for Martha Hart's Marriage Bureau (Discretion Guaranteed)? Well, she certainly won't...

Golden terrace. Volume 2  by author Cang Wu Bin Bai

Golden terrace. Volume 2

author Cang Wu Bin Bai

"As the bond between Fu Shen and Yan Xiaohan deepens, the looming threat above the empire of Great Zhou remains omnipresent. After the settlement of the Kuangshan Academy case, Yan Xiaohan accompanies Prince Qi southward to Jingchu. However, an unexpected...

The king and Vi  by Shana Galen

The king and Vi

Shana Galen

"The bored and snobbish Marquess of Kingston - King to his friends - doesn't believe in witches. Granted, he was cursed by a witch when he was thirteen, but King doesn't believe in curses either. So surely it must be an aftereffect of too much drink and...

In want of a viscount  by Lorraine Heath

In want of a viscount

Lorraine Heath

"American Leonora Garrison has come to England in desperate search of investors to keep her family business afloat but instead finds surprising pleasure when she visits an exclusive ladies' club and dares to kiss a stranger, who leaves her yearning for more....

A duke for the penniless widow

A duke for the penniless widow

A duke for the penniless widow: "The only person who can save her - is her enemy! When penniless widow Selina confronts the Duke of Glenmoor, the man she blames for her husband's death, she's startled at the attraction she feels for her enemy! She defiantly...

It takes a rake  by Anna (Romance novelist) Bennett

It takes a rake

Anna (Romance novelist) Bennett

"A talented architect, heiress Miss Kitty Beckett, who has a penchant for trouble, enters Bellehaven Bay's first-ever architectural design contest and convinces her childhood rival to help her in exchange for tutoring him in the nuances of fashion, flirtation...

Never blow a kiss  by Lindsay Lovise

Never blow a kiss

Lindsay Lovise

"The utterly charming Emily Leverton has a dark past and is determined to leave it behind in her respectable new role as a governess. But when she is recruited by a secret network of governesses who spy on the ton, it may just be a way to redeem the dark...

Accidentally his  by Sabrina Jeffries

Accidentally his

Sabrina Jeffries

"As a viscount's heir, Rafe Wolfford is obligated to take a wife someday. But she must be the right sort of wife - not too independent, and not inclined to delve into his escapades as a spy. The forthright, perceptive Lady Verity is altogether the wrong...

The lily of Ludgate Hill  by Mimi Matthews

The lily of Ludgate Hill

Mimi Matthews

"Lady Anne Deveril doesn't spook easily. A woman of lofty social standing known for her glacial beauty and starchy opinions, she's the unofficial leader of her small group of equestriennes. Since her mother's devastating plunge into mourning six years ago,...

The prodigal daughter  by Prue Leith

The prodigal daughter

Prue Leith

"Angelica Angelotti has grown up in her parents' Italian food business. Now she is using her cooking talent to strike out on her own, moving to Paris to go to culinary school. There, among the excitement and wild emotion of the student barricades, she falls in...

Balthasar the spare  by S. M. LaViolette

Balthasar the spare

S. M. LaViolette

"Balthazar and his siblings are living the good life in the utopian community of Canoga, New York, where they have a degree of sexual and intellectual freedom few men - and even fewer women - have ever known. But sadly, all good things must come to an end....

An inconvenient Earl  by Julia London

An inconvenient Earl

Julia London

"The Countess of Dearborn, keeping her no-good husband's family believing he's alive and well so they don't kick her out, is stunned when the Weslorian Earl of Marlaine arrives from Egypt, duty bound to return her deceased husband's precious pocket watch, and...

Second duke's the charm  by Kate Bateman

Second duke's the charm

Kate Bateman

"Meet Her Majesty's Rebels: three brilliant women who run King & Co., London's most exclusive investigative agency. The wedding-night death of her much older husband left Tess Townsend the Dowager Duchess of Wansford-- and still a virgin. Now she and her two...

Of love and treason  by Jamie Ogle

Of love and treason

Jamie Ogle

"Rome, AD 270. In the wake of the emperor's marriage ban, rumors swirl that there is one man brave enough to perform wedding ceremonies in secret. A public notarius and leader of an underground church, Valentine believes the emperor's edict unjust and risks...

The governess and the Duke  by Lydia Drake

The governess and the Duke

Lydia Drake

"Governess Miss Viola Winslow is quite familiar with the rules of society, and her place in it. Still, it hasn't stopped her from being horribly in love with the Duke of Huntington for years. But while the duke knows little of her foolish passions, the same...

A counterfeit wife  by Paullett Golden

A counterfeit wife

Paullett Golden

"Trevor Gaines, the Marquess of Pickering, falls in love with his wife. The catch? The woman is an imposter. Desperate for money, he arranges a fast marriage with the wealthiest dowry in England. Not until after the wedding does he realize he married the wrong...

A dash of romance  by Paullett Golden

A dash of romance

Paullett Golden

"Percival Randall lives an uncomplicated life of luxury, as he likes it. Not even an ultimatum requiring marriage can tip the scales. A conniving young lady who compromises his name to force a betrothal, however, is an impediment to happiness Percival must...

The pilot's girl  by Fenella-Jane Miller

The pilot's girl

Fenella-Jane Miller

"As war rages, Barbara Sinclair is desperate to escape her unhappy home life. And with the threat of German bombs ever present, Barbara reluctantly agrees to marry John, her childhood friend, who is leaving to join the RAF. But an encounter with Alex Everton,...

The merchant's daughter  by Rebecca (Novelist) Hardy

The merchant's daughter

Rebecca (Novelist) Hardy

"London 1815. Jenny's father is dead. She needs to marry immediately to save her and her mother's livelihood. A chance meeting presents the perfect candidate in the form of the enigmatic Erasmus Black. Gentleman, merchant, and if the rumours are to be...

The ladies rewrite the rules  by Suzanne Allain

The ladies rewrite the rules

Suzanne Allain

"Diana Boyle, a wealthy young widow, has no desire to ever marry again. Particularly not to someone who merely wants her for her fortune. So when she discovers that she's listed in a directory of rich, single women she is furious, and rightly so. She confronts...

Don't want you like a best friend  by Emma R. Alban

Don't want you like a best friend

Emma R. Alban

"It's 1857, and anxious debutante Beth has just one season to snag a wealthy husband, or she and her mother will be out on the street. But playing the blushing ingenue makes Beth's skin crawl and she'd rather be anywhere but here. Gwen, on the other hand, is...

Calling on the matchmaker  by Jody Hedlund

Calling on the matchmaker

Jody Hedlund

"Haunted by the death of her sister, Finola Shanahan has resolved that she's not worthy of a family of her own and commits to spending her days caring for immigrants in the slums. When Finola sabotages yet another unwanted relationship her parents arranged for...

Jewel in the north  by Tricia Stringer

Jewel in the north

Tricia Stringer

"A longstanding feud of land and love, a family torn apart and a quest for the ultimate prize. 1895. The Flinders Ranges are a beautiful but harsh landscape as Joseph Baker, a pastoralist in that unforgiving environment, knows all too well. For three...

Forever Amber  by Kathleen Winsor

Forever Amber

Kathleen Winsor

"Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, sixteen-year-old Amber St. Clare uses her wits, beauty, and courage to clinb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England - that of favorite mistress of the Merry...

Selina  by S. M. LaViolette


S. M. LaViolette

"Lady Selina Bellamy is much more than a pretty face. And it's about time everyone realized it. Being the sweet, biddable, pretty sister isn't as easy as one might think. Selina knows this all too well. Love? That was never a possibility for her. Not when she...

The secret Duchess  by Jane (Romance novelist) Walsh

The secret Duchess

Jane (Romance novelist) Walsh

"When the Duke of Stanmere's will reveals a nasty secret, London Society is shocked - and so is his widow, Joan. Humiliated by the scandal, Joan flees to Inverley in disguise. Surely the quaint seaside town would be the last place anyone would look for a...

A sure duke  by Christi Caldwell

A sure duke

Christi Caldwell

"Alexandra Bradbury and Dallin McQuoid are neighbors who couldn't be more different. She's prim, mindful, and skittish of social improprieties. Dallin is slightly scandalous, boisterously charming, and unbothered by gossip. On an unexpected night of magic...

Any duke in a storm  by Amalie Howard

Any duke in a storm

Amalie Howard

"Famed spy Lady Lisbeth Medford is on a ship bound for the West Indies, and the only thing more dangerous than her mission is the elusive Duke she's trying to capture. Lady Lisbeth Medford, Countess of Waterstone and famed international spy, is caught between...

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