As the notorious madam Mistress, Emily Weatherspoon has spent years gathering secrets, wielding power and satisfying other people's urges. Although she's been richly rewarded, she's never forgotten her first love—Cyrus Franklin, the former slave who suddenly appeared in Brimstone.
Cyrus never thought he'd see Emily again—and certainly not as a madam. But when their paths cross again, he's not going to let the only woman he's ever loved get away from him. But someone's out to destroy Cyrus and, as Mistress, Emily has the power to keep him safe. When she tries to send Cyrus away, will he go or will he fight for her?
The Jeweled Ladies series by Maggie Chase will delight fans of historical westerns by Victoria Dahl, Molly O'Keefe and Vanessa Vale.
"Interested in some sexy stories set in the American West? His Topaz, Their Emerald and Her Ebony will fit the bill. I look forward to seeing what Maggie Chase writes next." - Jennifer Porter, Romance Novel News
"This is the story that answers all our questions about Mistress, the owner of the Jeweled Ladies, and Free Cyrus Franklin, who has been a mysterious figure helping former slaves and others in need escape their former lives." -- Goodreads reviewer Mary Deiterich
All theater romances are tragedies. Ella Blythe knows this. Still, she cannot help but hope her own story may turn out different than most--and certainly different than the tragic story of the Ghost of Craven Street Theater. Yet as she struggles to maintain her tenuous place in the ever-shrinking ballet company, win the attentions of principal dancer Philippe, and avoid company flirt Jack, Ella cannot deny the uncanny feeling that her life is mirroring that of the dead ballerina.
Is she dancing ever closer to the edge of her own tragic end? Or will the secrets that are about to come to light offer release from the past?
Mystery and romance make the perfect dance partners in this evocative story from fan-favorite Joanna Davidson Politano.
Daphne Blakemoor was perfectly happy living in her own secluded world for twelve years. She had everything she needed--loved ones, a true home, and time to indulge her imagination. But when ownership of the estate where she works as a housekeeper passes on, and the new marquis has an undeniable connection to her past, everything she's come to rely upon is threatened.William, Marquis of Chemsford's main goal in life is to be the exact opposite of his father. Starting a new life in the peace and quiet of the country sounds perfect until his housekeeper turns his life upside down. They've spent their lives hiding from the past. Can they find the courage to face their deepest wounds and, perhaps, find a new path for the future together?
When colonial Williamsburg explodes like a powder keg on the eve of the American Revolution, Lady Elisabeth "Liberty" Lawson is abandoned by her fiancé and suspected of being a spy for the hated British. No one comes to her aid save the Patriot Noble Rynallt, a man with formidable enemies of his own. Liberty is left with a terrible choice. Will the Virginia belle turned lacemaker side with the radical revolutionaries, or stay true to her English roots? And at what cost?Historical romance favorite Laura Frantz is back with a suspenseful story of love, betrayal, and new beginnings. With her meticulous eye for detail and her knack for creating living, breathing characters, Frantz continues to enchant historical fiction readers who long to feel they are a part of the story.
The award-winning author of Marry in Haste pens a Regency romance of a scheming sister and an unrequited love . . . Delilah cannot bear to watch as her twin sister Deborah marries Hamish Baillie, fourth earl of Blackwood. Not only because she knows that her conniving sister has manipulated the poor man into marriage, but also because she has been in love with Hamish since she first set eyes on him . . . When Delilah makes the ultimate sacrifice to save Hamish from her sister’s clutches, he is grateful—but he can’t help but be suspicious of her motives. Nevertheless, when it appears that Delilah may be cast out, he agrees to help by employing her as a housekeeper at his Scottish residence. As Hamish spends more time with Delilah, he realizes she is sincere. But her scheming twin was never going to let go of the earl that easily . . . “Christina Courtenay is one of my favourite historical romance writers. Every time I sit down to read one of her books, I just know I’m in for some fabulous storytelling, and Marry for Love is no exception.” —Old Victorian Quill
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
Six sizzling Regency romances from “a talented author with a real gift for linking the modern reader to the glamorous past” (RT Book Reviews). In The Rake’s Redemption, a gentleman’s life of luxury collides with a young widow’s journey to London, and the impact sends them tumbling into each other’s arms. In Scandal’s Child, a marriage of convenience leads to a surprising passion between a spirited lady and a French nobleman. A soldier returns from the war a changed man, and the love he left behind is tested in the toughest of battles in A Soldier’s Heart. Two hotheaded nobles clash in My Lord’s Lady, only to discover that sparks fly between them. When a woman helps a man rediscover his past in The Duke’s Deceit, she risks losing the blissful future they’ve begun to create. And in The Christmas Ball, a masquerade party finds passions aflame while leaving identities hidden.
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