Weeks before Christmas, Aijah Washington is dumped by her perfect on paper boyfriend. Instead of facing her extended family after another failed relationship, the marketing executive rent a cabin in the countryside to lick her wounds and get over the man she believed was the one. But she's not the only one escaping Christmas with the family...
Should he? Or should he not?
Travis Sinclair has to make a decision that would change his life forever. He knows what everyone expects of him, but he just can't bring himself to pop the question. So he rents the cabin at which he usually stays to escape the city. But the decision becomes that more difficult to make when his past walks through the front door.
She believes he cheated on her.
He knows she broke his heart.
And now they are snowed in for the entire holiday weekend. When the truth of their past relationship is revealed, this may be a new beginning for the college sweethearts... if it weren't for the decision Travis has to make.
Will Aijah find out? And when she learns this new truth will she turn her back for good on the one man she truly loves?
Demure Prunella Broughton has long felt responsible for her lovely younger sister Nanette – since their mother ran away with a lover and then, not long later, their beloved father had died. As an heiress and a debutante, Nanette is already attracting much male attention.
But it’s about Pascoe Lowestoft that Prunella is most concerned. Spoilt, dandified, vain and “far too good-looking for any young girl’s peace of mind”, this penniless fortune hunter he has declared himself in love with Nanette!
To make matters worse, the new 6thEarl of Winslow arrives unexpectedly to take his place at his long-neglected Baronial Hall – a gentleman of whom Prunella deeply disapproves for his wild, raffish reputation, and the fact that he is Pascoe’s uncle.
Her argument that the love between Nanette and Pascoe must be stopped gets short shrift from the Earl. Indeed, he argues that love, such as that which led her mother to leave, cannot be denied. Prudish Prunella refuses to believe that such an unruly, uncontrollable love can exist – until the prodigal Earl’s stolen kiss changes everything forever.
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.
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?
Famed for his horse racing successes on the turf and worshipped by London’s Society beauties, the dashingly handsome Marquis of Broome is unjustly renowned as heartless and selfish.
So, when on a night time journey from London to his Surrey estate, he discovers a young stowaway hidden below his carriage seat, he appears to be angry and wants nothing to do with this new problem in his life.
But when the ‘boy’ is revealed to be a feisty but very beautiful young girl, he quickly softens.
Cara, as she reveals is her name, is running away. From what or from whom she will not confide in the Marquis.
With highwaymen prowling the roads and revolution in the air, the Marquis cannot let this young innocent go on alone and defenceless to Paris, which is her intended destination.
Despite her protests he rather reluctantly takes Cara under his wing, finding out eventually that she is fleeing a forced marriage arranged by her cruel and wicked uncle, the Earl of Matlock.
Just as the Marquis saves her from her uncle, Cara saves him from a murderous revolutionary plot.
And, as they manage to escape their enemies, they begin to realise that they have been caught by a deep and inspiring love for one another.
Martina knew that Sir Hugh Faversham adored her. She was uncertain how she felt about him, but she knew she could always turn to him for help. So when her friend, Harriet, begged her for help to avoid a forced marriage, Martina went straight to Sir Hugh with her plan. She proposed that the two of them should ‘marry’, with Harriet taking her place at the altar at the last minute. Afterwards nobody could be sure who was married to whom and they would all escape on Sir Hugh’s yacht and sort everything out later. Sir Hugh tore his hair at her absurd idea, but he could not let his darling take such risks alone. So much against his better judgement, he plunged into the maddest scheme he could possibly conceive. At the last minute they were joined on the yacht by Robin, a young friend of Sir Hugh’s who was immediately attracted to Harriet. While they were falling in love Martina came to know Sir Hugh better and began to understand her own heart. But then, just when she discovered that he was the man she loved, it seemed that a stupid mistake could have left him married to Harriet after all. They would have to part for ever. How they resolved their problems and found the love they sought is told in this romantic novel by BARBARA CARTLAND.
Handsome, popular and much in demand in the Social world, Alstone, the Duke of Windlemere is bored with life and, seeking entertainment, he is drawn into a foolhardy wager with his friend Sir Hugo Benson. The bet concerns whether they can successfully replicate the experiment in George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion, in which Eliza Doolittle is taken from the flower market in London and trained to pass as a ‘lady’ in Society.Unbeknown to her, Sir Hugo’s niece, the beautiful, innocent orphan, Lorena, whom he summons back to England from her French Convent School, is chosen by him to play the part and is taken to meet the sophisticated Windlemere Set made up of the Duke’s spoilt entourage.On arrival with her uncle at the Duke’s palatial stately home, Mere, Lorena is overawed by her surroundings and by the dashing and handsome Duke. And for his part the Duke is captivated by Lorena’s intelligence, honesty and loveliness. Not only is Lorena capable, it seems, of being accepted by his snobbish friends. She inspires respect as well – and even love.
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