And in the center of this violent storm, the lovely Penelope Montgomery lives a virtual prisoner of her scheming uncle and his cruel wife. She knows nothing of their cold plot to make her innocence a gift to Captain Rolan Otton, whose startling handsomeness barely conceals a ruthless villainy.
She dreams only of Quentin Chandler–-the man who won her love in childhood, who now claims the awakening passions of her womanhood.
And soon destiny will surprise them both as they are reunited in a desperate flight to restore the missing treasure, bring honor back to England, and savor at last the sweet rewards of their longing, loving hearts.
SHE WAS A SIMPLE COUNTRY MISS-CAUGHT UP IN A WORLD OF DANGER AND ROMANCE!
Zoe Grainger arrived in London for a Season under the auspices of her dreadfully vain and disagreeable sponsor, Lady Clara Buttershaw. But even the awful Lady Buttershaw could not spoil Zoe's chances for love, especially when a chance encounter threw her in the way of Lieutenant Peregrine Cranford.
And as love embraced Zoe, so did danger. For when Zoe discovered that her brother had become the target of the nefarious League of Jewelled Men, she courageously endeavored to protect him-and the man who had come to claim her heart. . . .
Patricia Veryan is a winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award
from Romantic Times
But soon Prudence begins to suspect this Englishman is more than he seems–she fears he is a spy, even as she begins to surrender her heart. What's more, she is suddenly embroiled in a daring plot to rescue rebel Scots and smuggle a cypher containing the location of Bonnie Prince Charlie's lost treasure. This is her adventure of a lifetime, with even greater treasures to be found on her Journey to Enchantment.
But didsaster strikes in the form of a landslide, and the Buchannan's coach is overturned and brought within inches of complete destruction. It is only through the bravery and immediate efforts of a passing gentleman that Euphemia and her wounded brother and page are rescued at all. But Euphemia's grateful thanks turn to horror when she realizes her rescuer is none other than the infamous Garrett Hawkhurst, and that she has no recourse but to help Simon and Kent convalesce within the walls of Dominer itself...
When the established Van Lindsay family is threatened with financial collapse, a mariage de convenance is arranged for Lisette with the seemingly cold and brusque Justin Strand, a man who has great wealth, but whose family background is less than admirable. A dutiful daughter, Lisette agrees to wed the cold-hearted Strand, but not without many tears and regrets. After the marriage, one of her past suitors, the charming James Garvey, continues to pursue her. Garvey’s interest in her, combined with the interference of the gossiping London society, sets in motion a train of events that keeps the newly wedded couple at odds and nearly causes a profound tragedy...
"Veryan deftly balances romance, mystery, comedy and - with special poignancy - the conflict Marietta must face, torn between love of country and love of a dashing man." - Publishers Weekly
Patricia Veryan was born in England and moved to the United States following World War II. The author of several critically acclaimed Georgian and Regency series, including the Sanguinet Saga, she now lives in Kirkland, Washington.
It is dusk on the ruined battlefields of Waterloo. In a carriage slowly making its way across the desolation is Rachel Strand, fiancée to the rich and powerful Claude Sanguinet, who is accompanying her friend and teacher Sister Maria Evangeline in a desperate search for one man among the thousands who lie wounded. Before they can find that man, they come across a valiant young solider who, though badly wounded, saves them from plunderers–a man who cannot remember his name, or even his nationality.
So begins a riveting tale that takes us to both sides of the English Channel, from elegant drawing rooms and a magnificent sinister country estate to riotous taverns and hostelries...
Dreams are all that the graceful Jennifer Britewell has had of love and marriage since a childhood accident left her barren. Now, try as she might, the generous lady cannot bring herself to believe the town gossip about "Crazy Jack." It would be beneath her to consider him anything but a servant. But when he allows her to see traces of his honesty, intelligence, and gallantry, all warnings of her possible disgrace fade into the mists of Cornwall...
Young Ruth Allington is a woman in exceptionally dire straits. Her father, brother, and husband have died, leaving her with a disgraced family name, an estate in debt, and two small nephews to support. Her few assets include a quick mind, a superb artistic ability, and her new friendship with the generous–and crafty–Gwendolyn Rossiter...
Ask Me No Questions follows Time's Fool and Had We Never Loved in The Tales of the Jeweled Men.
It is not, however, a happy homecoming that waits the captain. Rossiter is shocked to find his fortune lost, his father accused of fraud, and his family name disgraced entirely. Worst of all misfortunes, Lady Naomi's family has dissolved the engagement, and the lady herself is of no mind to ask that it be reinstated...
Expressly against the wishes of both his father and mother, Jack heads to the country to the estate of Alabaster Royal, his inheritance from his Grandmama. It promises to be deserted and a little run-down, but the prospect of some peace and quiet is more than Jack can refuse.
But as Jack nears the village of Gallery-on-Tang, everyone he meets gawks in shock at the mention of Alabaster Royal, mutters a few words about the "accursed" place, and refuses to elaborate.
When he finally arrives at his estate, the presence of a mysterious and beautiful young woman marks an end to Jack's plans for rest and relaxation. Miss Consuela Jones is the granddaughter of an Italian duchess and the daughter of an English artist who died on the grounds of Alabaster Royal. Consuela thinks that he was murdered and wants Jack to help her find out why...
This delightful Regency novel, mixing equal parts suspense and romance, is the latest from Patricia Veryan, "the reigning queen of period romance" (Romantic Times) and it promises to enthrall her many, many fans.
Elspeth Clayton's family has been living in considerably reduced circumstances, and to improve their finances, her brother Vance becomes a soldier of fortune. His assignments take him to France, where he is caught up in political intrigues. Injured in an attempt to escape a troop of dragoons, he is arrested and held in a French gaol for questioning and probable execution.
In an effort to save her beloved brother, Elspeth turns first to his best friend and then to her most devoted suitor, but both are prevented from coming to her aid. Meanwhile, she has unintentionally antagonized Gervaise Valerian, a quick-tempered dandy, much admired in Town, but whom she finds far from enchanting. Valerian has devised a daring plan to smuggle his father, a fugitive from justice, out of England. When his accomplice in the scheme is rendered helpless, he blames Elspeth.
Despite their mutual antipathy, they are each desperate to aid their loved ones, and with considerable reluctance they eventually decide to work together. Hunted by authorities on both sides of the Channel and pursued by unknown assassins, their efforts are fraught with danger but they persist with their struggle, in the course of which their feelings for each other undergo a marked change.
Claude S. is on the move at last.
Meet me at Strand Hall near
Horsham, in Sussex. Tell no one.
It is this urgent message that brings together all the major characters from Patricia Veryan's previous Regency novels in the Sanguinet Saga for the most thrilling adventure yet.
The year is 1817, and Claude Sanguinet is restless again. His past machinations include an unsuccessful plot to overthrow the British government by kidnapping the Prince Regent. Sanguine is determined not to fail again: this time he will do away with Prince George altogether...
"Combines high adventure and rosy romance." - Publishers Weekly
Perhaps it was his devotion to his ward, Miss Josie Storm, the irresistible little minx he'd rescued from gypsy captors. Who'd have guessed such a tragic waif would become such a beautiful lady?
With suitors lined up offering for Josie'shand, "Don Juan" Devenish was suddenly feeling less like a parent and more like a jealous lover! A situation Miss Josie Storm found most agreeable indeed!
"If you are not already an avid Veryan fan, she can become addictive."
Ignoring the Code of Honour, Valerian rescinds his offer of matrimony. To restore the family name, Piers Cranford, a distant cousin of Valerian's, is bullied into proposing to the disgraced young lady. His offer is rudely rejected, but under pressure from his great-uncle General Lord Nugent Cranford, Piers is forced to pursue Miss Stansbury or risk losing his family manor. Piers is reluctant to marry a haughty girl he barely knows, especially now that he has just met a delightfully intriguing young lady named Mary Westerman...
His worries are compounded when his estate is plagued with a series of disasters. Are these troubles linked to old foes from the Jacobite Rebellion, or could they be the work of a mysterious bidder, intent on bringing down the value of Muse Manor and buying Piers Cranford's beloved family estate?