From the much-loved author of the Peppercorn Street series
When the teenage girl who has been hanging around near the house knocks on the door and tells her she’s her granddaughter, Cassandra Bennington is shocked rigid. There’s only one way this can be true: if Evie is the daughter of the baby Cassie gave away for adoption when she was herself a troubled teenager. Is this a trick? Or is Evie’s tale true?
When she discovers why the girl has come to find her, it brings a tangle of other problems that she can’t ignore. This was the last thing she expected to be dealing with as she moves into her new home in a leisure village in Wiltshire.
A runaway bride jumps out of a window—and into the clutches of a rake—in this witty Regency tale by “a brilliant star of the romance genre” (RT Book Reviews). Ellen Marling lives in terror of her wedding night to the beastly Baron Basil Brockhaven. After she is forced into the marriage by her father, a leap in the dark from the bedroom window seems more appealing than spending even one night with the loathsome lord . . . Until she discovers her leap has delivered her straight into the hands of the notorious Marquess of Trent, as handsome as he is hedonistic. Ellen has traded a monstrous husband for a masterly rake, and now faces the prospect of the greatest danger of all: falling in love. “A superb storyteller.” —Heather Graham, New York Times–bestselling author of Come the Morning
For Hudson, the newly titled Viscount Stildon, moving to England from India where he was born and raised was already an arduous enough endeavor. When he learns the fate of the racing empire he inherited along with his title depends upon him getting in the good graces of another stable owner, he's even more at a loss.
The stable at the neighboring estate has been Miss Bianca Snowley's refuge for years, and when a strange man appears to be stealing the horses, she jumps to their protection without a second thought. Upon learning Hudson is actually the new owner, she can't help but be intrigued by the area's newest eligible bachelor.
Any thought of romance is quickly set aside, however, when Hudson proposes they work together to secure suitable spouses for each other. As their friendship grows, Hudson and Bianca begin to reconsider what they truly want in life. But will societal expectations and the weight of their responsibilities keep them from pursuing their true desires?
Hattie Walker dreams of becoming a painter, while her parents want her to settle down. As a compromise, they give her two months to head to Denver and place her works in an exhibition or give up the dream forever. Her journey is derailed when a gunman attacks her stagecoach, leaving her to be rescued by a group of Arapaho . . . but she's too terrified to recognize them as friendly.Confirmed bachelor Lieutenant Jack Hennessey has long worked with the tribe and is tasked with trying to convince them that the mission school at Fort Reno can help their children. When a message arrives about a recovered survivor, Jack heads out to take her home--and plead his case once more.He's stunned to run into Hattie Walker, the girl who shattered his heart--but quickly realizes he has a chance to impress her. When his plan gets tangled through translation, Jack and Hattie end up in a mess that puts her dreams in peril--and tests Jack's resolve to remain single.
Some loutish lords are about to learn how to treat a lady: “Witty dialogue…enjoyable reading.”—Publishers Weekly Miss Caroline Crispin is on top of the world. But she’s about to take a painful fall… As the daughter of London’s most in-demand architect, Caro has laughed and danced and pursued her interests with gusto—free from Society’s censure. So when she overhears two lords calling her vulgar names and wagering on whose lover she’ll become, she’s shocked and stung—and determined to teach them a lesson. Though it pains her to ask for help from another brutish lord…Lord Ryland isn’t the man his father wanted him to be. But he’s about to make an excellent catch... Adam, Earl Ryland, just wants to get married and tend his country garden, away from the bucks, fops, and gossips who pester him to box like his late father. When this gentle giant meets his sister’s friend Caro—who parries his flirtations with double entendre that would make a barman blush—he’s smitten. But there’s a problem: she’s looking to him for a different sort of partnership. And it’s a risky one… “Everything But the Earl has everything you could want in a Regency romp.”—Elizabeth Essex, award-winning author of the Reckless Brides series
In this historical romance, when a young Englishwoman becomes a governess to two grieving orphans, she discovers an unknown past—and a promising future. London, 1835. Despite her youth and inexperience, Clementine Morris is hired by Zachariah Fleet to care for his recently orphaned niece and nephew. He hopes she can be more than a governess to the unfortunate infants. And as an orphan herself, Clementine’s heart goes out to them. Little does Clementine know that Zachariah’s is interested in her extends beyond her new position. He believes she is a distant relation of his by marriage, and there is a chance she is a legatee for a not insubstantial amount of money. There are troubles ahead, though, when another young woman turns up with a claim to the inheritance . . . and troubles for Zachariah too. The self-possessed, wealthy businessman has never allowed himself to fall in love, but as he grows to trust Clementine he realizes that he may be falling for her. “The skilled and always compelling Woods keeps readers guessing until the very end of her latest historical romance.” —Booklist
Four romantic thrillers from the New York Times–bestselling author of the Jigsaw Files novels.The Chosen Reporter January De Lena believes the recent murders of homeless men in Washington, D.C., are all connected to a madman who calls himself “The Sinner.” In order to track him down, she teams up with homicide detective Benjamin North, but it will take more than a handsome cop to protect her when she finds herself in the killer’s path . . .Missing When Wes, a former POW struggling with PTSD, meets Ally in the mountains of West Virginia, it brings him back to life. But a neighbor is hiding a secret operation, and he’ll stop at nothing to keep Wes and Ally out of it—and to take Ally for his own.Sweet Baby Abandoned as a child and bounced from foster home to foster home, photojournalist Tory Lancaster has finally found someone to love in Brett Hooker, an investigator for the Oklahoma County DA’s Office. When a face from her past triggers a wave of unfamiliar memories, she’ll need Brett’s help if she hopes to learn the truth . . .The Perfect Lie CIA agent Jonah Slade has returned from undercover work in the jungles of South America to discover that his former lover has been killed in cold blood, her fifteen year-old-son has been kidnapped, and it’s all tied to his very dangerous line of work. To save the boy, he must face his past sins—and the woman he let get away.
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