Named one of the Best Romances of November by the Washington Post!
Together they may create a scandal worthy of the stage, but can their love last after the final curtain falls…?
Successful playwright Maggie Delamere has no interest in the flirtations of noblemen like Cameron, Viscount Marwood. She once paid dearly for a moment of weakness…and vows to rebuff the wildly persistent—and irritatingly handsome—scoundrel at every turn. But when pressure to deliver a new play hampers her creativity, an invitation to use his country estate as a writer’s retreat is too tempting to resist....
For years, Cam has admired Maggie’s brilliant work and he can’t pass up the opportunity to discover if the beautiful, mysterious playwright is as passionate and clever as the words that flow from her quill. He’s never offered a lady his bed without being in it, but if it means loosening Maggie’s pen—and her inhibitions—he’ll do exactly that.
But soon Cam’s plans for seduction become a fight for Maggie’s heart. He’s more than the scandalous, carefree rake society believes him to be…and she’s the only woman who has ever noticed.
“Leigh consistently crafts whip-smart heroines and irresistible heroes delivered in packages bursting with wicked wit, feminist leanings, and sex positivity... while maintaining assiduous historical accuracy, she delivers intoxicating yarns that bulldoze tropes and flip gender expectations on their head.” — Entertainment Weekly
Since their adored father, Lord Shenley, passed away, the beautiful young Kyla Shenley and her little brother, Terry, have no one to care for them except for their despised stepmother, Sybil, who has already taken a lover and is plotting to get her greedy hands on the children’s large inheritance.
When Kyla overhears her plans to ensure that young Terry has a ‘fatal accident’ and to drug Kyla and hand her over to a ghastly old man called ‘Lord Frome’ to face a life of debauchery, she sees no alternative but for them both to flee as far away as possible from their appalling stepmother.
Heading for Lilliecote Castle and their beloved Nanny who works there for the Earl of Granston, they are accosted by a highwayman in a wood, but he turns out to be a particularly nice ‘gentleman of the road’, who demands only one of their sandwiches and even offers his protection should they find themselves in dire straits.
When they arrive at The Castle, Nanny suggests that the Master, the Earl of Granston, should not be aware of their identities in case their wicked stepmother comes there seeking them.
And, passing off Kyla as a new Governess to the Earl’s young niece, Jane, Nanny shows them how to hide in The Castle’s ancient secret passages and Priests’ Holes.
But, as the handsome and authoritative Earl takes them under his wing, he suspects that there is more to the lovely Kyla than meets the eye.
So eventually it is he, together with their highwayman friend, who defeats the Wicked Widow and her gang of evil accomplices in a terrifying battle in which the Earl wins Kyla’s heart and soul.
1938, Mulberry Lane, London. War is looming, but on Mulberry Lane there are different battles being fought... Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Cathy Sharp.
Maureen Jackson is a prisoner of her father's blackmail. Three years earlier, she'd been hoping to marry Rory, the man of her dreams. However, after her mother's death, she was left to care for her overbearing father. Now Rory is back in London with a pregnant wife in tow to remind Maureen of the life that should have been hers.
As war threatens, Janet ashley hopes to marry her sweetheart Mike, but her father refuses to grant them his blessing. Defying his wishes, Janet finds herself pregnant and her mother Peggy is determined to hold her family together at all costs.
Will the girls of Mulberry Lane manage to snatch happiness before the darkness of World War II descends?
Order the next book in the series out JANUARY 2018 - A Wedding at Mulberry Lane.
A young Southern woman finds herself caught between the realm of the living and the forces of the afterlife in this supernatural fantasy series debut.As caregiver to her chronically ill sister, Vivian Bedford is reaching her wit’s end. Then a freak accident, and a chance encounter with a dying man, turns her whole life upside down. A powerful connection has opened up between Vivian and the world of the spirits—a connection that comes with some serious responsibilities.Lazarus Darkmore, a grim reaper in a charming and seductive package, wants to recruit Vivian as a soul broker. Guardian spirits Ezra and Zeke offer protection from the reaper—so long as she works on their side of afterlife management. But these guardians are certainly no angels. Vivian has an ability that both the reapers and the guardians need. If she can control it, she can use this power as leverage. And she needs a bargaining chip, especially when she discovers that her disabled sister is a prime target for both sides of the afterlife
For a young teacher in nineteenth century California, every road away from her past leads into the arms of a dangerous man—until she meets the right one. California, 1858. After being abandoned by her lover and shunned by her family, Anna Jenson decides to make a new start in the rugged wilderness of the California mountains. But before she can reach her destination and begin her new life as a humble schoolteacher, she’s captured by a brooding warrior known only as “Bear.” Her kidnapping wasn’t entirely random, though. Bear is actually Nicholas Gaspard, the half-Indian son of the rich rancher who hired Anna. He abducted her for what he believes to be a greater cause. Nicholas is a local hero, rescuing abandoned and abused local children, and he wants Anna to educate them. Furious at being tricked, Anna initially resists. But sparks fly between the reluctant teacher and the complex man, revealing a reckless desire that cannot be tamed. “Jane Bonander reaches to her readers’ hearts.” —RT Book Reviews
Miss Temperance Flowerdew is on her way to work when a stranger suddenly grabs her off the street and sends her on a Chicago-bound train before she can figure out what happened.When Mr. Gilbert Cavendish is called upon to rescue a missing woman, he follows the trail to Chicago only to discover that the woman is his good friend Temperance. Before they can discover who was behind the abduction, they're seen alone together by a New York society matron, putting their reputations at risk.Gilbert is willing to propose marriage--except Temperance will have none of it. She's finally stepped out of the shadow of her relations and won't give up her independence. But when it becomes clear the misunderstanding in Chicago has escalated into a threat on her life and followed her to New York, accepting Gilbert's help in solving the mystery may lead to more than she ever could have dreamed.
A Southern woman connected to the spirit world is running for her life in this supernatural thriller from the author of Raising the Dead.Alliances with reapers and demons, and a talent for freeing trapped souls, sparks the ire of the Archangel Guardian Spirit council, and now Vivian Bedford is public enemy number one.With a band of living soul brokers causing rebellion, can she trust them to help?The resistance is small, but their will to win thrives. When a traitor in their ranks threatens to bring down the operation, Vivian’s fight for survival turns into a battle to save the rebellion and root out the turncoat.Vivian will need her wits to keep the many dangers at bay. But doing so just might cost her everything. Will she prevail in the war for freedom...and her soul?For fans of Patricia Briggs, Faith Hunter, Jeaniene Frost, Diana Rowland, Charlaine Harris, and K. F. Breene“A unique cast of characters drives this beautifully crafted tale that demands you keep a box of tissue on hand. A soul-wrenching look into the decisions one must make about life and death, not only for one’s self, but for a loved one. Ms. Sieders knows how to put words on paper that touch the heart, and invigorate the mind.”—InD’Tale Magazine
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