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A man who sees mistletoe everywhere is mad—or in love.


Mr. Charles Gordon sees mistletoe. Not surprising, since he's spending Christmas at Mistletoe Manor. But the mistletoe always hangs over Miss Penelope Lawrence, the despised lady who jilted him the day after she accepted his marriage proposal. Even worse, no one else sees the benighted plant. Real or imagined, the weed taunts him with the treasure he lost. And might also drive him insane.


Penelope wants nothing to do with the faithless Charles, who broke her heart into tiny pieces when he cried off after proposing marriage. But try as she might, she’s never succeeded in removing him from her heart and mind. The baffling thing is, he stares at her all the time. Or rather, at something on the empty ceiling over her head.


Despite their struggles to extinguish every ounce of feeling, their love still burns bright. According to folklore, mistletoe is the plant of peace. Can Penelope and Charles, so full of hurt and anger, heed the mistletoe's message and make peace?


A sweet, traditional Regency romantic comedy with fantasy. 34,000 words, about 120 pages. A new version of the previous work, expanded and completely rewritten.


Beta hero, female friendship, companion heroine, rags to riches, riches to rags, Regency, second chance at love romance, interfering relatives, comedy, fantasy, countryside romance, house party, gentleman hero, aristocrat heroine, Christmas, sweet romance, hero-heroine misunderstanding, British historical fiction, fantasy romance, wealthy hero, poor heroine, cruel guardian, cruel relative, lies, broken engagement, evil suitor


EPIC Ebooks Contest Finalist in Historical Romance

 

Ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and geese that go bump in the night!

 

Geese?

 

Henry, Baron Grey, called Hank, might have found ghoulies and ghosties as he lay in the dirt on this cold autumn night watching and waiting for pumpkin thieves. With widespread food shortages in 1816, this Year Without a Summer, pumpkinnappers—pumpkin kidnappers or pumpkin thieves—have threatened his friend Emily’s pumpkins. Instead, he got a goose. A big, mean goose who “watched” him in a very embarrassing place. Repeatedly.

 

Any sane man would give up. But Emily is here—Emily, the special playmate of his youth. He could never let anything endanger her. Ten years ago when they last saw each other, they might have become more than playmates. Perhaps now they can pick up where they left off—if her pet goose ever stops damaging him.

 

The widowed Mrs. Emily Metcalfe reluctantly allowed Hank to try and catch the would-be pumpkin thieves, partly as an apology for accusing him of being the pumpkinnapper. But that may have been a bad idea. Her pet goose will warn her of any villains and he intensely dislikes Hank. And then there is Hank himself, the lost friend of her youth, and with whom she would like more than mere friendship.

 

He’s unwed, and she a widow. Can a flame from so long ago once more burn bright? Or will the pumpkinnappers and the goose thwart them?

 

A sweet, traditional, drawing room not bedroom, Regency romantic comedy with paranormal elements. A new version of the previous work, expanded and completely rewritten. 31,000 words, about 120 pages.


Second chance at love, poor widow heroine, wealthy hero, aristocrat hero, pumpkin thieves, vicar’s daughter heroine, poor heroine, Halloween, interfering pet goose, comedy romance, sweet romance, British historical fiction, fantasy romance, pumpkins, spirit, ghost, traditional regency, countryside romance, rural romance

Love and the Library - A celebration of the beginnings of love wherein young Regency gentlemen meet their matches over a copy of “Pride and Prejudice” at the library. 

Book 3: Felicity and Frank

Every woman should have her Mr. Darcy—unless she prefers Mr. Bingley.

Something strange goes on in that library.

Not one, but two of Mr. Frank Wynne’s friends found the ladies of their dreams at the library over a copy of “Pride and Prejudice”. Magic? Divine providence? Hardly. Coincidence or luck? Perhaps. And to prove or disprove the possibilities, he’ll go to the library and read “Pride and Prejudice”. Day after day after day. To his surprise, the book is funny, and he does like that Bingley chap. His lady doesn’t appear, though. Of course not. But still…

Miss Felicity White adores “Pride and Prejudice”. But while most ladies swoon over Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley is the man after her own heart. Happy, good-natured, cheerful, outgoing Mr. Bingley. She loves him so much, she even rewrote “Pride and Prejudice” from his perspective. Now, if she can only find a gentleman like him…

When Felicity and Frank literally run into each other, the enchantment of “Pride and Prejudice” and the library just might strike again.

A sweet, traditional Regency romance, but not a retelling of “Pride and Prejudice”. 45,000 words, about 165 pages.


1800’s London romance, Regency, Pride and Prejudice, Janeites, Pride and Prejudice fan fiction, author heroine, vicar’s son hero, beta hero, comedy, sweet romance, Bingley, British historical fiction, second chance at love, cruel fiance, duck


Love and the Library - A celebration of the beginnings of love wherein young Regency gentlemen meet their matches over a copy of “Pride and Prejudice” at the library.

Book 2: Ellen and Laurence

Lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice. Does it?

Mr. Laurence Coffey doesn’t care for libraries and novels. His interests run to steam engines and mathematics. But his friend found the lady of his dreams at the library over a copy of “Pride and Prejudice”. Laurence yearns for a lady of his own, one of wit and cleverness as well as beauty. And while he doesn’t expect his friend’s luck, visiting the library can’t hurt.

Inventor’s daughter Miss Ellen Palmer uses her skill with mathematics to help her father and brother build steam engines. Unfortunately, many men frown on bluestockings. She loves the library and its mathematics books as well as its novels, especially her favorite, “Pride and Prejudice”. How she would like to find her own Mr. Darcy. Perhaps someday, somewhere, she can discover a man who wants an intelligent woman.

At the library, they both reach for a copy of “Pride and Prejudice” at the same time. Can their mutual interest in numbers—and this particular novel—make their dreams come true?

A sweet, traditional Regency romantic comedy, but not a retelling of “Pride and Prejudice”. 28,000 words, about 105 pages. And there’s a duck. Quack!


1800s London romance, Regency, Pride and Prejudice, library, bluestocking heroine, beta hero, scientist hero, gentleman hero, class differences, comedy, sweet romance, British historical fiction, steam engines, mathematics, love, duck


Ladies adore him. Gentlemen despise him. But everyone is dying to learn the identity of the anonymous male romance author known as LORD LOVELY.

“How lovely” sigh the ladies of Regency London as they read Lord Lovely’s books, thus giving him his popular (and somewhat ridiculous) name. Who is this gentleman who writes such splendid stories of love? He has to be young, handsome, witty and able to fulfill any woman’s sexual fantasies.

“No!” Shout the gentlemen. Any man who writes about love affairs must be too unattractive to have one of his own. He’s probably old, fat, bald and missing a few teeth. At least they hope so.

Ladies in a tizzy, gentlemen ready to commit murder, London aquiver with controversy. Lord Lovely’s fame and book sales increase by the hour.

The gentleman known as Lord Lovely scratches his head. How could his books touch off such a conflagration? Male romance authors are a rare breed, but not entirely unknown.

The problem is how to reveal himself. Or should he? He welcomes his books’ earnings, but the disclosure of his identity could destroy his non-book career.

The widowed Bel, forced to marry another, hasn’t seen the gentleman in question in ten years. The best of friends in their childhood, they might have become more, but her father forced her to wed elsewhere. Perhaps they’ll pick up where they left off.

But not if a scheming temptress who has her eye on Lord Lovely has her way. And not if a mysterious, unknown nobleman puts an end to both the author and the man.

Sweet Regency historical fiction with romantic comedy and mystery. 119,000 words, about 430 pages.

1800s London romance, beta hero, Regency mystery, scholar hero, widow heroine, second chance at love, stolen inheritance, contested inheritance, poor gentleman hero, rich widow heroine, big secret, comedy, sweet romance, British historical fiction, aristocrat, love triangle, secret identity, danger, scandal, rebound hero, murder attempt, scheming woman


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