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Once dishonored  by Mary Jo Putney

Once dishonored

Mary Jo Putney

Book

"A man who has lost his honor has nothing ... London, 1816. As a Royal Navy officer, Lucas Mandeville, Lord Foxton, has fought his share of battles on the high seas, followed by long years of imprisonment. But on this night, he'd rather be on the burning...

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Beauty tempts the beast  by Lorraine Heath

Beauty tempts the beast

Lorraine Heath

Book

"Althea Stanwick was a perfect lady destined to marry a wealthy lord, until betrayal left her family penniless. Though she's lost friends, fortune, and respectability, Althea has gained a scandalous plan. If she can learn to seduce, she can obtain power...

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My kind of earl  by Vivienne Lorret

My kind of earl

Vivienne Lorret

Book

"Jane Pickerington never intended to start a brawl in a brothel. She only wanted to research her book. Yet when her simple study of scoundrels goes awry, she finds herself coming to the rescue of a dark, enigmatic stranger... who turns out to be far more...

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What happens in Piccadilly  by Chasity Bowlin

What happens in Piccadilly

Chasity Bowlin

Book

"That is what greets Miss Calliope St. James when she enters the household of her prospective employer, Lord Winn Hamilton, the Earl of Montgomery. The newly appointed guardian for his nieces and nephew, he's clearly a man who has no idea what to do ...

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The inevitable fall of Christopher Cynster  by Stephanie Laurens

The inevitable fall of Christopher Cynster

Stephanie Laurens

Book

"A gentleman hoping to avoid falling in love and a lady who believes love has passed her by are flung together in a race to unravel a plot to undermine the realm. Christopher Cynster has finally accepted that to have the life he wants, he needs a wife,...

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The obsessions of Lord Godfrey Cavanaugh  by Stephanie Laurens

The obsessions of Lord Godfrey Cavanaugh

Stephanie Laurens

Book

"Lord Godfrey Cavanaugh has no thoughts of marrying as he drives into North Yorkshire on a plum commission for the National Gallery to authenticate a Renaissance painting the gallery wishes to purchase. Then a snow storm sweeps in, and Godfrey barely...

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Someone to romance  by Mary Balogh

Someone to romance

Mary Balogh

Book

"Lady Jessica Archer lost her own interest in the glittering excitement of romance after her cousin and dearest friend Abigail Westcott was rejected by the ton when her father was revealed to be a bigamist. Ever practical, however, once she's twenty-five,...

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Going home  by Carole Brungar

Going home

Carole Brungar

Book

"When Ronnie McIlroy volunteers to spend twelve months nursing in a South Vietnamese hospital, she's ill-prepared for a poverty-stricken country at war. Neither weak nor faint-hearted, she's way out of her comfort zone. American pilot, Joseph Hunter Jr,...

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Barefoot in Hyde Park  by Chasity Bowlin

Barefoot in Hyde Park

Chasity Bowlin

Book

"Lillian Burkhart could not be more different from her half-sister, Wilhelmina. Suspecting that she is more like their wastrel father, she struggles against the wildness inside her, trying desperately to be the proper young woman that Miss Euphemia Darrow...

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A rogue to remember  by Chasity Bowlin

A rogue to remember

Chasity Bowlin

Book

"Douglas 'Devil' Ashton, Lord Deveril, was forced by his father to join the army and was exiled to India. It was punishment for all his many wicked, wild and reckless ways. While serving his country, the unthinkable happens at home. Devil’s sister is...

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A rogue of one's own  by Evie Dunmore

A rogue of one's own

Evie Dunmore

Book

"A lady must have money and an army of her own if she is to win a revolution - but first, she must pit her wits against the wiles of an irresistible rogue bent on wrecking her plans... and her heart. Lady Lucie is fuming. She and her band of Oxford s...

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Highland gladiator  by Kathryn Le Veque

Highland gladiator

Kathryn Le Veque

Book

"When Lor Careston's quiet Highland village was attacked and burned, he felt helpless against the raiders who destroyed his home. Seeking revenge, but lacking the fighting skills needed to execute his mission, he sets out to find the Ludus Caledonia-...

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Vying for the viscount  by Kristi Ann Hunter

Vying for the viscount

Kristi Ann Hunter

Book

"Hudson, the newly titled Viscount Stildon, is moving to England from India where he was born and raised. It is an arduous enough endeavor before he learns the fate of the racing empire he inherited along with his title depends upon him getting in the...

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Who wants to marry a duke  by Sabrina Jeffries

Who wants to marry a duke

Sabrina Jeffries

Book

"A past kiss with adorably bookish Miss Olivia Norley should be barely a memory for Marlowe Drake, the Duke of Thornstock. After all, there are countless debutantes for a handsome rakehell to charm beyond a young lady whose singular passion is chemis...

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Two rogues make a right  by Cat Sebastian

Two rogues make a right

Cat Sebastian

Book

"Will Sedgwick can’t believe that after months of searching for his oldest friend, Martin Easterbrook is found hiding in an attic like a gothic nightmare. Intent on nursing Martin back to health, Will kindly kidnaps him and takes him to the countryside...

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The care and feeding of waspish widows  by Olivia Waite

The care and feeding of waspish widows

Olivia Waite

Book

"When Agatha Griffin finds a colony of bees in her warehouse, it's the not-so-perfect ending to a not-so-perfect week. Busy trying to keep her printing business afloat amidst rising taxes and the suppression of radical printers like her son, the last...

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Mr. Malcolm's list  by Suzanne Allain

Mr. Malcolm's list

Suzanne Allain

Book

"Move over, Mr. Darcy, there's a new man in town . . . . It is a truth universally acknowledged that an arrogant bachelor insistent on a wife who meets the strictest of requirements--deserves his comeuppance. The Honorable Mr. Jeremy Malcolm is searching...

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Would I lie to the duke  by Eva Leigh

Would I lie to the duke

Eva Leigh

Book

"When an ambitious entrepreneur pretends to be a lady of means, she catches the eye--and heart--of a duke... Jessica McGale's family business desperately needs investors and she's determined to succeed at any cost. But she knows London's elite will never...

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The London restoration  by Rachel McMillan

The London restoration

Rachel McMillan

Book

"London, Fall 1945. Architectural historian Diana Somerville's experience as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park and her knowledge of London's churches intersect in MI6's pursuit of a Russian agent named Eternity. Diana wants nothing more than to begin again...

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My Highland rogue  by Karen Ranney

My Highland rogue

Karen Ranney

Book

"Since she was a little girl, Jennifer Adaire, daughter of the earl of Burfield, has loved Gordon McDonnell, even though his station as the gardener's son made him strictly forbidden to her. After Gordon was forced from Adaire Hall, taking Jennifer's...

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A duke, the lady, and a baby  by Vanessa Riley

A duke, the lady, and a baby

Vanessa Riley

Book

"When headstrong West Indian heiress Patience Jordan questioned her English husband's mysterious suicide, she lost everything: her newborn son, Lionel, her fortune--and her freedom. Falsely imprisoned, she risks her life to be near her child--until The...

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The rebel wears plaid  by Eliza Knight

The rebel wears plaid

Eliza Knight

Book

"Toran Fraser is hell-bent on taking down the Jacobites. On a late-night mission, he's intercepted by a woman known only as 'Mistress J', who's determined to put Prince Charlie back on the throne of Scotland. Toran can't resist her appeal--especially...

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The nun's betrothal  by Ida Curtis

The nun's betrothal

Ida Curtis

Book

"Just before taking her vows, Sister Gilda, along with Lord Justin, King Louis’s counselor, is given a task: investigate grounds for the annulment of a marriage between Count Cedric and Lady Mariel. Together, they discover that Mariel believes she ac...

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A good duke is hard to find  by Christina (Romance fiction writer) Britton

A good duke is hard to find

Christina (Romance fiction writer) ...

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"After her third fiance leaves her at the altar, Lenora Hartley is beginning to think she's cursed. One thing's for certain: she needs to escape London and her father's tyrannical attempts to find her yet another suitor. The Isle of Synne, an isolated...

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The girl from the tanner's yard  by Diane (Romantic fiction writer) Allen

The girl from the tanner's yard

Diane (Romantic fiction writer) All...

Book

"After facing the horrors of the Crimean War, Adam Brooksbank returns to Black Moss Farm filled with regret over the path in life he has chosen. Starting anew, he decides to focus on rebuilding his family's rundown farm and make it a home again. Lucy...

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In the dark with the duke  by Christi Caldwell

In the dark with the duke

Christi Caldwell

Book

"Eight years ago, Lady Lila March retreated to the safe shadows of her family's estate after a devastating tragedy. Weary of being a whisper of her former self, she is determined to brave the dangers of the outside world again. No man is better equipped...

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The woman in the painting  by Kerry Postle

The woman in the painting

Kerry Postle

Book

"1508. In Rome artists are everywhere, and feted as gods. But the most celebrated amongst them, a man who can paint beauty itself, is Raphael. When he touches brush to canvas, his subjects burst to life; he takes base metal and turns it to glistening...

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The devil of Downtown  by Joanna Shupe

The devil of Downtown

Joanna Shupe

Book

"Orphaned and abandoned on the Bowery's mean streets, Jack Mulligan survived on strength, cunning, and ambition. Now he rules his territory better than any politician or copper ever could. He didn't get here by being soft. But in uptown do-gooder Jus...

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Daring and the duke  by Sarah MacLean

Daring and the duke

Sarah MacLean

Book

"Grace Condry has spent a lifetime running from her past. Betrayed as a child by her only love and raised on the streets, she now hides in plain sight as queen of London's darkest corners. Grace has a sharp mind and a powerful right hook and has never...

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Love's mountain quest  by Misty M. Beller

Love's mountain quest

Misty M. Beller

Book

"In 1867, after her son goes missing, Joanna Watson enlists Isaac Bowen - a man with limited experience in the rugged country - to help. As they face the elements, trust begins to form between them, but can it withstand the danger and coming confrontation...

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A bride of convenience  by Jody Hedlund

A bride of convenience

Jody Hedlund

Book

"In 1863, Upon discovering an abandoned baby, Pastor Abe Merivale cares for the infant along with Zoe Hart, one of the newly arrived bride-ship women. With mounting pressure to find the baby a home, they hastily marry - but soon realize their marriage...

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Line by line  by Jennifer Delamere

Line by line

Jennifer Delamere

Book

"In 1881, Douglas Shaw has escaped a life of poverty - and now he's determined to marry into high society. But when Alice McNeil, a telegrapher at his firm, raises the ire of a vindictive co-worker, he must choose between rescuing her reputation and the...

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An Appalachian summer  by Ann H. Gabhart

An Appalachian summer

Ann H. Gabhart

Book

"In 1933, most people are focused on the Great Depression but all Piper Danson can think about is how to get out of being a debutante and marrying Braxton Crandall. In an act of defiance, Piper volunteers as a frontier nursing courier in the Appalach...

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About a rogue  by Caroline Linden

About a rogue

Caroline Linden

Book

"Bianca Tate is horrified when her sister Cathy is obliged to accept an offer of marriage from Maximilian St. James, a notorious rake. Defiantly she helps Cathy elope with her true love, and takes her sister's place at the altar. Perched on the lowest...

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A favor for the prince  by Jane Ashford

A favor for the prince

Jane Ashford

Book

"Lord Alan Gresham is a bit embarrassed when the Prince Regent demands that he abandon his science experiments to work on an extremely important project - getting rid of a ghost. Alan is determined to debunk this obvious hoax as quickly as possible -...

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To catch an earl  by Kate Bateman

To catch an earl

Kate Bateman

Book

"Alex Harland, Earl of Melton and dedicated rake, never pictured himself as an agent of inquiry. But the thrill of investigation is a challenge he now embraces. When he's asked to pursue the Nightjar, a notorious thief who is reclaiming France's crown...

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The country bride  by Dilly Court

The country bride

Dilly Court

Book

"Summer, Little Creek, 1879: For most of her life, Judy Begg has been a loyal servant at Creek Manor and to Jack Fox, its future lord. But just as their childhood friendship blossoms into a secret engagement he abandons her to join his brother overseas....

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A reckless love  by Beth White

A reckless love

Beth White

Book

"In the fine tradition established by her Southern grandmama, Aurora Daughtry has recently orchestrated the marriage of her eldest sister and facilitated her middle sister's engagement. She also rejoices in her part in transforming the family's dilap...

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A single spark  by Judith Miller

A single spark

Judith Miller

Book

"Wanting to do her part in the war effort, Clara McBride goes to work in the cartridge room at the Washington Arsenal, the city's main site for production and storing of munitions. She's given the opportunity to train new employees and forms a friendship...

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A gilded lady  by Elizabeth Camden

A gilded lady

Elizabeth Camden

Book

"In 1900, secretary to the first lady of the United States, Caroline Delacroix is at the pinnacle of high society--but is hiding a terrible secret. Agent Nathaniel Trask must battle his growing love for her as the threat to the president rises and they...

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The way of love  by Tracie Peterson

The way of love

Tracie Peterson

Book

"In 1879, Faith Kenner is pursuing her dream to become a doctor and use her gift to help the native populations. When she meets Andrew Gratton, an injured riverboat captain, a friendship grows between them-but will secrets and rising tensions prevent...

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Where the lost wander  by Amy Harmon

Where the lost wander

Amy Harmon

Book

"The Overland Trail, 1853: Naomi May never expected to be widowed at twenty. Eager to leave her grief behind, she sets off with her family for a life out West. On the trail, she forms an instant connection with John Lowry, a half-Pawnee man straddling...

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Kiss me Annabel  by Eloisa James

Kiss me Annabel

Eloisa James

Book

"Miss Annabel Essex, the most unattainable of the four beautiful Essex sisters, decided long ago that if you kissed a man just once, you were probably safe. But when the dashing Earl of Ardmore tempts her with the promise of a kiss - and more - she r...

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The Highlander's English bride  by Vanessa Kelly

The Highlander's English bride

Vanessa Kelly

Book

"Running dangerous missions for the King's spymaster, Graeme Kendrick is not prepared for stubborn, impetuous and far-too-good-for-him Lady Sabrina Bell, the goddaughter of the king himself, who uses her feminine wiles to get her way."--Publisher.

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The accidental elopement  by Beverley Oakley

The accidental elopement

Beverley Oakley

Book

"Friends at seven, lovers at seventeen, Katherine and Jack were meant to be together. But when a tragic mistake results in marriage to the wrong man for Katherine, a heartbroken Jack heads to foreign lands to make his fortune. Now Jack is returning a...

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The music of love  by Minerva Spencer

The music of love

Minerva Spencer

Book

"Finding out that her husband was a bigamist didn't devastate Portia Stefani; she held her head high when she forced him out of her life. But losing her beloved music school as a result of the traitorous bastard's gambling debts almost destroyed her....

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Highland sword  by May McGoldrick

Highland sword

May McGoldrick

Book

"A VOW FOR VENGEANCE... Fleeing to the Highlands after her father’s murder, fiery Morrigan Drummond has a score to settle with Sir Rupert Burney, the English spymaster responsible for his death. Trained to fight alongside the other rebels determined to...

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A beastly kind of earl  by Mia Vincy

A beastly kind of earl

Mia Vincy

Book

"An outcast fighting for her future... Thea Knight loves a spot of mischief. She especially loves her current mischief: masquerading as her sister, while finalizing her scheme to expose the dastardly knaves whose lies ruined her life. Then Lord Luxbo...

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Rakes and roses  by Josi S. Kilpack

Rakes and roses

Josi S. Kilpack

Book

"When Harry Stillman finds himself deep in debt after a losing streak at the gambling tables, he turns to Lord Damion, a generous nobleman whose agrees to pay off Harry's debt, provided Harry turns his life around. Unbeknownst to Harry, Lord Damion is...

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The virgin and the rogue  by Sophie Jordan

The virgin and the rogue

Sophie Jordan

Book

"Charlotte Langley has always been the prudent middle sister, so her family is not surprised when she makes the safe choice and agrees to wed her childhood sweetheart. But when she finds herself under the weather and drinks a 'healing' tonic, the pot...

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The rakess  by Scarlett Peckham

The rakess

Scarlett Peckham

Book

"Meet the Society of Sirens--three radical, libertine ladies determined to weaponize their scandalous reputations to fight for justice and the love they deserve... She's a Rakess on a quest for women's rights ... Seraphina Arden's passions include eq...

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How to catch an errant earl  by Amy Rose Bennett

How to catch an errant earl

Amy Rose Bennett

Book

"A debutante with a scandalous past is whisked away from London only to create new headlines on the Continent. After being expelled from a young ladies' academy, it seems Miss Arabella Jardine will never find a well-connected husband. Not that she minds....

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An heiress to remember  by Maya Rodale

An heiress to remember

Maya Rodale

Book

"Beatrice Goodwin left Manhattan a duchess and has returned a divorcée, ready to seize control of her fate and the family business. Goodwin's Department Store, once the pinnacle of fashion, has fallen from favor thanks to Dalton's, its glamorous comp...

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Lord Holt takes a bride  by Vivienne Lorret

Lord Holt takes a bride

Vivienne Lorret

Book

"Heiress Winnifred Humphries refuses to marry the odious man her parents have chosen. She'll marry for love or not at all. But how does a woman know a man truly loves her? Needing answers, she sets out to discover the marriage habits of London's aris...

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The Chisholm Trail bride  by Kathleen Y'Barbo

The Chisholm Trail bride

Kathleen Y'Barbo

Book

"Eliza Gentry's pursuit of marriage to the son of her family's sworn enemy has cost her greatly. Furious at his daughter's choices, her father sends her off with the cattle drive heading toward Fort Worth and the Barnhart ranch, but under the watchful...

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Marry in scarlet  by Anne Gracie

Marry in scarlet

Anne Gracie

Book

"The proud and arrogant Duke of Everingham is determined to secure a marriage of convenience with heiress, Lady Georgiana Rutherford. He's the biggest prize on the London marriage mart, pursued by young unmarried ladies and their match-making mamas, as...

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Storing up trouble  by Jen Turano

Storing up trouble

Jen Turano

Book

"In 1886, Beatrix Waterbury's train is disrupted by a heist, scientist Norman Nesbit comes to her aid. He's swept up in the havoc she always seems to attract-including the attention of the men trying to steal his research - and they discover the curious...

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The duchess and the highwayman  by Beverley Oakley

The duchess and the highwayman

Beverley Oakley

Book

"A duchess disguised as a lady's maid; a gentleman parading as a highwayman. She's on the run from a murderer, he's in pursuit of one. Married off at a young age to a brutal nobleman, Phoebe, Lady Cavanaugh, longs for love and enters into a risky aff...

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The king's mistress  by Gillian Bagwell

The king's mistress

Gillian Bagwell

Book

"Set against the volatile backdrop of the English Civil War, dive into this enthralling tale of danger, bravery, and a woman who would do anything for the man she loved... It's 1651 and Jane Lane leads a privileged life inside the walls of her family's...

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The darling strumpet  by Gillian Bagwell

The darling strumpet

Gillian Bagwell

Book

"She sold her innocence and captured the heart of a king... Growing up in the bawdy atmosphere of 17th Century Covent Garden, Nell Gwynn is little more than a girl when she enters the world of the courtesan. But Nell learns the hard way that to be at...

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Duchess of destiny  by Merryn Allingham

Duchess of destiny

Merryn Allingham

Book

"Amersham Hall, 1815. Facing penury, Elinor Milford is urged by her dying mother to seek help from Amersham Hall. But the owner of this vast estate is a rich and powerful duke, far too young to have known her mother. Disguised as a dairymaid, Elinor sets...

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The earl takes a fancy  by Lorraine Heath

The earl takes a fancy

Lorraine Heath

Book

"She's looking for a nobleman to wed... Though born out of wedlock, Fancy Trewlove is determined to fulfill her mother's wish that she marry into nobility. Fancy's keen intellect and finishing school manners make her the perfect wife for any gentleman--if...

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Nothing compares to the duke  by Christy Carlyle

Nothing compares to the duke

Christy Carlyle

Book

"Rhys Forester, the new Duke of Claremont, lives his life by four words: Enjoy All, Regret Nothing. He’s devoted to the pleasure of his wild soirees, reckless behavior, and shocking the ton with his interests in trade. The debts that come with his title...

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Wedding bells for Woolworths  by Elaine Everest

Wedding bells for Woolworths

Elaine Everest

Book

"July 1947. Britain is still gripped by rationing, even as the excitement of Princess Elizabeth's engagement sweeps the nation. In the Woolworths' canteen, Freda is still dreaming of meeting her own Prince Charming. So far she's been unlucky in love....

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A royal kiss & tell  by Julia London

A royal kiss & tell

Julia London

Book

"Every dashing young man in London’s ton is vying for Lady Caroline Hawke’s hand—except one. Handsome, delectable roué Prince Leopold of Alucia can’t quite remember who Caroline is and the insult is not to be tolerated. So Caroline does what any clev...

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The most eligible lord in London  by Ella Quinn

The most eligible lord in London

Ella Quinn

Book

"Handsome, rakish, incorrigibly flirtatious--Fredrick, Lord Littleton, is notorious. Lady Adeline Wivenly is resolved to keep him at arm's length during her first Season--until she overhears another woman's plot to trick him into marriage. Even a rogue...

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All we left behind  by Danielle R. Graham

All we left behind

Danielle R. Graham

Book

"Vancouver 1940. As the war rages around the world, Hitler’s fury is yet to be felt on the peaceful shores of Mayne Island. Sweethearts Hayden and Chidori are in love. But everything changes after Pearl Harbor.Now seen as the enemy, Chidori and her family...

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Say yes to the duke  by Eloisa James

Say yes to the duke

Eloisa James

Book

"Miss Viola Astley is so painfully shy that she’s horrified by the mere idea of dancing with a stranger; her upcoming London debut feels like a nightmare.So she’s overjoyed to meet handsome, quiet vicar with no interest in polite society - but just when...

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Felice  by Kathleen Bittner Roth

Felice

Kathleen Bittner Roth

Book

"When beautiful shipping heiress Felicité Marielle Christiane Andrews finally returns to New Orleans after two years abroad, she does not expect to come face to face with the man she cannot forget--or to find him more captivating than ever. Now she must...

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