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Lady Hathaway’s Indecent Proposal by Suzanna Medeiros

Miranda threw away happiness to please her parents. Now years later Miranda is alone. Because she wants something to remember, Miranda summons Andrew Osborne. Only Andrew is not the same man she jilted all those years before. Yet the love they shared still burns brightly. And it is only a matter of time before they both realize it.

Medeiros tells a strong story that ends in ultimate happiness for two lovers separated only by time.

Hathaway Heirs Novella
9780991823734
July 2013

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Posted by on September 6, 2013 in Historical

 

Lady Northam’s Wicked Surrender by Vivienne Westlake

She thought he would not return so Rowena married his best friend, Paul. Years later Paul has died and Lord Rutherford is on his way home to inherit the title from his uncle. It just happens both meet at the Chilton estate. And they began to relive their youth.

Westlake has penned a quick short that speeds through a torrid love affair that ends splendidly.

Book 1 Rekindled Passions Series
indie author
October 2011

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Posted by on September 6, 2013 in Historical

 

The Knight’s Temptress by Amanda Scott

There’s nothing like being kidnapped to know who your enemies are. Sn who among your friends are the bravest. Not to mention who should receive a lady’s favor. Lachina MacFarlan should have known they were riding into a trap. Yet although spoils of war, the girls were treated well until ransom notes could be posted. Therefore Lina was surprised when courageous Sir Ian Colquhoun penetrated the castle. Not just once. But twice in order to free her and Lizzie. The price of freedom became high when Lina’s captor began spreading vicious tales that could only ruin her

Amanda Scott has an amazing storage of history that comes alive in her fictional tales.

Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
August 2013

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Posted by on September 6, 2013 in Historical

 

A Most Devilish Rogue by Ashlyn Macnamara

Her dear mama wanted him to marry. George Upperton had something else in mind. Althoguh his mistress was no longer his fancy, Lucy Padgett was no going to be going away anytime soon as long as her brother had a say. So George decided the best course of action would be to go to a house party so he could think.

 
Isabelle Marshall had fallen grace. Her family had disowned her so she moved to a tiny village to raise her son. It had to have been luck for when Jack went under water, a gentleman was there to save her boy. And he was there again when some scroundal kidnapped Jack from his own bed.
 
His mama got what she wanted.
 
A mere mister marrying up in the peer. An earl’s daughter fallen in disgrace. A young boy that now has a father. Macnamara has a way with words. A spell-binding tale.
 
Ballantine Books
August 2013
9780345534767
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Posted by on August 27, 2013 in Book Reviews, Historical

 

What the Bride Wore by Jade Lee

Grant Benton is in a bad way. He lost the family home. He became a merchant by trade. He thought he would have the money to buy back the family land. And he did. Except he didn’t realize improvements had been made. So where he had the money, now he did not for the price had doubled. So he decided to marry the daughter since that was to be her dowry. Except his annoying conscience demanded he get to know Mr. Irene Knopp better. Much better.

Nether realized that Lady Irene was a target. Both believed Lord Crowle’s brother was behind the attacks. Until it became clear the attack came during the only scheduled appointments on Lady Irene’s itinerary. As the pieces fell into place and families reunited , Lord Crowle realizes he cannot live without Lady Irene. But Lady Irene thinks otherwise.

It’s a slow start but rapidly makes progress to an exciting ending.

Sourcebooks Casablanca
August 6, 2013

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Posted by on August 7, 2013 in Book Reviews, Historical

 

Loving the Marquess by Suzanna Medeiros

Louisa Evans life had fallen apart. Their landlord decided to evict the siblings from the place they had called home. Diminished circumstances withstanding. And they would be out the cottage if they could not come up with rent money. Along with that John and Catherine’s dreams would forever be shattered.

The headaches were not getting better. Nicholas Manning knew he had inherited the same condition as his father and brother. Yet as his grandmother stated, he did need an heir. So he chose the one woman who helped him when she did not know his identity.

The scenes. The setting. The characters. All combine into one interesting marriage between two complete opposites as they learn this is not just any type of illness.

January 2013
9780991823710

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Posted by on July 11, 2013 in Book Reviews, Historical

 

A Lady Risks All by Bronwyn Scott

Mercedes Lockhart’s game is pool. She loved it. She lived it. She breathed it.

While her father was the famous billiards player in England, it was unheard of for a woman to accomplish the same. Allen Lockhart was wealthy Yet not wealthy enough nor connected enough for the ton. But he was a shrewd businessman. He knew when to push. He knew when to hold. Even better Allen was at the height of success in his chosen career and he needed someone to follow in his footsteps since his daughter could not gain entry to some of the clubs. So after learning about a young gentleman living on military half pay, Allen knows he is the one. In more ways than one for the truth behind his interest is to have his daughter settled with a man who can tame her wild streak.

Harlequin
June 2013
9780373297450

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Posted by on July 11, 2013 in Book Reviews, Historical

 

The Courting Campaign by Regina Scott

Score one for the Master Matchmakers.

Sir Nicholas Rotherford was on a mission. He was determined to create a light that could be carried into the mines. At one time, he had been on a team based in London. Yet he was falsely accused. So he moved his family to Derbyshire where he strove to find answers.

Emma Pyrmont obtained a position as a nanny to Alice, a spirited 4-year-old after she left London hoping never to return. Emma loved her position but it bothered her that Sir Nicholas did not pay attention to his own daughter. So she set out to reacquaint father and daughter.

This is a very cool story that brings history to life at a time when children were not seen and definitely not heard until the child became old enough to present oneself in a manner that would be pleasant to all.

Harlequin Love Inspired Historical
August 2013
9780373829767

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Posted by on July 6, 2013 in Book Reviews, Historical

 

The Message on the Quilt by Stephanie Whitson Grace

Her own father had fired her. Then her mother was determined to keep Emilie Rhodes by her side until Chautauqua was finished. That, however, was easier said than done. For the very same night, Emilie decided to help clean the cottage only to be waylaid by a snake. Who to come to her rescue? Noah Shaw with a history he only imagined. And carried with him everywhere as a memory of his mother.

The tale is a quiet peaceful interlude in the skew of events surrounding Emilie’s voyage into the publishing world and Noah’s acquaintance with Josiah Barton. Both lead the pair on a merry chase. Emilie finally getting her mother’s approval and Noah learning more about the quilt his mother put her memories into.

The excitement of Chautauqua blended with heartache from not just one but multiple characters brings a new context to fictional writing. The intertwining stories give proof that family is everything.

Barbour Publishing
April 2013
9781616264437
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Posted by on June 24, 2013 in Book Reviews, Historical

 

Border Bride by Amanda Scott

March 26, 2013

Open Road Integrated Media

Mary Katherine MacPherson was a lady through and through. She enjoyed the parties her father allowed her to attend. She enjoyed visiting relatives near and far. The one thing she did not enjoy was angering her father, Duncan. He wasn’t a brute. Nor cruel. He simply would not stand for his only daughter to behave in an “unseemly fashion.” He expected her to behave with grace and respect. Even with MaryKate was at odds with her father’s decree.

The included marriage to a man she found unclouth, and without regard to the fairer sex. Mary Kate had no choice in the matter. She would wed Sir Adam Douglas whether she wished or nay. It was not her choice. She must allow her father to chose her husband as was the Scottish way.

In this era women were more of a possession than a human being with feelings or desires. Scott is a talented storyteller who brings facts to life with a bit of care to show that some men could be tames with the right woman at his side.

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Posted by on June 22, 2013 in Book Reviews, Historical

 
 
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