So when Meg dances all night at the local market hall with Sam Alderson, a lead miner from Swaledale, a new light enters her life. Sam and his brother Jack show Meg a side to life she didn’t know existed. But when her parents find out, she’s forbidden from ever seeing them again.
Although where there is love, there is often a way. When Meg’s uncle offers her the chance of helping to run the small village shop, she leaps at the opportunity, seeing it as a way to escape the oppressive family farm and see more of her beloved Sam. But as love blossoms, a darker truth emerges and Meg realizes that Sam may not be the man she thought he was . . .
A 2017 RT Reviewer's Choice Nominee for Best Historical Love & Laughter!
Set in New York City’s Gilded Age, Joanna Shupe’s Avon debut introduces an English beauty with a wicked scheme to win the man she loves—and the American scoundrel who ruins her best laid plans…
Lady Honora Parker must get engaged as soon as possible, and only a particular type of man will do. Nora seeks a mate so abhorrent, so completely unacceptable, that her father will reject the match—leaving her free to marry the artist she loves. Who then is the most appalling man in Manhattan? The wealthy, devilishly handsome financier, Julius Hatcher, of course….
Julius is intrigued by Nora’s ruse and decides to play along. But to Nora’s horror, Julius transforms himself into the perfect fiancé, charming the very people she hoped he would offend. It seems Julius has a secret plan all his own—one that will solve a dark mystery from his past, and perhaps turn him into the kind of man Nora could truly love.
“Awesome underlying emotional power.” – RT Book Review
“Have a hanky ready. You'll need it more than once!” -- Linders
“It grabbed me by the heart and didn't let go.” -- RPurvis
"A perfect ten...one story that should not be missed!" —Romance Reviews Today
Marrying her lifelong friend and neighbor, Kyle Grayson, will allow Evelyn Tucker to care for her ailing father and resurrect their failing business. But when Kyle’s older brother, Radford, returns home with his young daughter, it turns Evelyn’s life upside down. Watching the wounded man and withdrawn little girl try to heal, Evelyn struggles with her growing love for them. Must she the passionate love she has always dreamed of to care for her father and to keep her promise and lifelong friendship with Kyle?
Grayson Brothers series:
Book 1: WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
Book 2: SHADES OF HONOR - RITA Winner!
Book 3: THE LONGING - Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick!
Book 4: LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE
Book 5: KISSING IN THE DARK
Book 6: SLEIGH OF HOPE
Book 7: LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN
Book 8: THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
“An emotional rollercoaster!”
“Heartwarming page turner!”
“Made me cry. More than once.”
“Keep your tissues handy!”
“A beautiful, heartwarming love story.”
“An unexpected gem.”
“I could not put it down, it made me laugh and cry.”
“I laughed, I cried, I felt anger & sadness! What more could a reader want from a book.”
“A beautiful heartwarming love story. Love that seemed impossible, became something that makes tears come to your eyes and a smile to your lips. I loved it!
“Heartwarming page turner. I read it in two days and will read the rest of the series.”
“A wonderful engaging story.”
“A moving and heartwarming story of courage, family and love.”
“This book will touch your heart. You can feel the pain and sorrow that a war can bring a family and love heals.”
"Remember how LaVyrle Spencer's books swept you away to another place and time while you fell madly, passionately in love with her fabulous characters? [with]...fresh, vibrant characters, impossible situations, and genuine, heartfelt emotions...masterfully woven...into a passionate romance." —The Romance Readers Connection
"...Lindstrom's superbly written, beautifully poignant romance has a wonderful emotional richness and depth of characterization that will appeal to readers who love authors like Lorraine Heath and Maggie Osborne. —John Charles, American Library Association.
Accused of a murder she did not commit, Tessa Roarke has no choice but to accept the help of a handsome stranger.
Half-Cherokee lawyer David Alexander isn’t looking for trouble—or Tessa. But when he agrees to help clear her name and opens his home to the redheaded Irish spitfire, they become the talk of the small Wyoming town of Peaceable.
They may be living on borrowed time, but when passion flares between them, David and Tessa discover they might just be willing to brave the risk of scandal to reap the rewards of a forever love.
Book 2 of the BORROWED BRIDES Series, which includes Golden Chances, Harvest Moon, Something Borrowed, The Counterfeit Bride and Twice Blessed: A Borrowed Brides Novella
“A stunning gem of an Americana romance. Ms. Lee is a writer on the rise!”—Romantic Times
“The characters are vibrant and so alive I feel they could walk right off the page…a wonderful, heartwarming tale.”—Heartland Critiques
“Historical romance fans are fortunate to have a treasure like Rebecca Hagan Lee.”—Affaire de Coeur
“Every book by Rebecca Hagan Lee is a tender treasure!”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author
“Be prepared to lose your heart!”—Old Book Barn Gazette
Victorian romance, Americana romance, Western romance, Bride romance
Miss Kira Melbourne is anything but a proper English rose. Her exotic beauty, courtesy of her foreign mother, has marked her as an outsider, and her ghastly reputation as a woman of loose virtue has only added to that status. The victim of a devious viscount's horrible lies, Kira has the chance to redeem herself and become a member of polite society as the fiancée of a respected country clergyman. She'll finally have a place to belong…even if it's in the tepid arms of a man she doesn't love.
Gavin Daggett, Duke of Cropthorne, isn't about to let his naive country cousin marry a scandalous woman like Kira Melbourne. The solution is a simple one: Gavin will seduce the vixen and prove her unworthiness, thereby releasing his cousin from any obligation. But spending time with Kira is like awakening to a world of color and beauty, and it stirs the fiery desires Gavin has fought to suppress his entire life. Caught in his own dangerous game, sharing forbidden pleasure with Kira, Gavin knows that the price of loving her is high—and yet it is one that he will willingly pay…with every beat of his heart.
Vivienne Taylor strives to be the embodiment of her wealthy fiancé's rigid ideal of a virtuous lady. But being good isn't easy when a blackmailer threatens to destroy her reputation—and the only person who can help is the deliciously wicked Lord Dashiell.
Vivacious Vivienne has finally won her family's approval by getting engaged to the wealthy and upright John Vandergrift. But when threatened by a vicious blackmail scheme, it is to her childhood friend that Vivienne turns; the deliciously wicked Viscount Dashiell.
Lord Dashiell promised himself long ago that his friendship with Vivienne would be the one relationship with a woman that he wouldn't ruin. He agrees to help her just to keep the little hothead safe, but soon finds that Vivienne has grown up to be very, very dangerous to all of Dash's best intentions.
Wicked Little Secrets Series:
Wicked Little Secrets (Book 1)
Wicked, My Love (Book 2)
How to Impress a Marquess (Book 3)
Praise for Rakes and Radishes:
"Once in a while, I read a book that's so emotive that I find myself thinking about it long after I have put it down and Rakes and Radishes, with its theme of love and forgiveness, is such a book."—The Romance Reviews, Best Book of 2010 Nominee
"I thoroughly enjoyed this story."—Night Owl Reviews, 4 1⁄2 stars, Review Top Pick!
They call her Lady Unlucky…
With three dead fiancés, Lady Eva Hyde has positively no luck when it comes to love. She sets sail for New York City, determined that nothing will deter her dream of becoming an architect, certainly not an unexpected passionate shipboard encounter with a mysterious stranger. But Eva’s misfortune strikes once more when she discovers the stranger who swept her off her feet is none other than her new employer.
Or is it Lady Irresistible?
Phillip Mansfield reluctantly agrees to let the fiery Lady Eva oversee his luxury hotel project while vowing to keep their relationship strictly professional. Yet Eva is more capable—and more alluring—than Phillip first thought, and he cannot keep from drawing up a plan of his own to seduce her.
When a series of onsite “accidents” make it clear someone wants Lady Unlucky to earn her nickname, Phillip discovers he’s willing to do anything to protect her—even if it requires a scandalous deal…
Billy Darling doesn’t enjoy being a wanted man until the day a duke’s prim and proper granddaughter comes marching into the Tumbleweed Saloon and points her derringer at his heart. Lucky for him, she's a mighty poor shot.
She always gets her man…
Instead of killing him, Esmerelda Fine hires him to find her runaway brother. Billy knows he should turn down her offer. He should resist her charms. But he doesn't. Because there comes a time in every man's life when he's got nothing left to lose...but his heart.
Book 4 of the ROGUES AND GENTLEMEN series, which includes Yours Until Dawn, Thief of Hearts, Once an Angel and Nobody’s Darling
“Nobody’s Darling has a little something for everyone. No wonder all of Medeiros’s romances have been national bestsellers.”—Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
“A lively passionate adventure generously peppered with Medeiros’s trademark humor and sense of fun.”—Library Journal
“Another fine read from one of romance’s greats!”—Painted Rock
“One of the Top Ten Best Romances of the Year.”—Amazon.com
ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION
Victorian romance, Western romance, Humorous romance, Cowboy romance
Warm-hearted and wilful, her temper as fiery as her beautiful auburn hair, Lady Penelope is a romantic heroine whose impulsive nature makes her as many enemies as her vivacious, flame-haired beauty wins her admirers.
Caught up in the dangerous intrigues of Queen Elizabeth's court, forced to marry a wealthy but repulsive nobleman, she pours all her passion into her children . . . and her lovers. Will Penelope survive her loveless marriage and a life filled with tragedy, and finally emerge triumphant?
What readers are saying about LADY PENELOPE
'Perfect!' - 5 STARS
'My favourite novel' - 5 STARS
'I love the history behind the book' - 5 STARS
'Loved it . . . Penelope was a brilliant character' - 5 STARS
'Good from start to end' - 5 STARS
Kath loses her husband to war and seeks love in the arms of another man, only for her dreams to be swept away by tragedy.
Hedley, whose passion for his land helps him survive the hell of World War II, but only after betraying the man who saved his life.
Now, fifty years later, Hedley is dying.
His grandchildren — Rebecca, Michael, Craig and Danielle — confront Hedley and each other, as they wait to see who will inherit.
And then the fire strikes.
Ruthlessly ambitious Ambrose Constantine is determined that his daughter, Annabel, shall marry into the nobility. A fish merchant and self-made man, he has only his wealth to buy his way into society.
When Annabel's secret meetings with Gilbert, a young man employed at her father's offices, stop suddenly, she learns that he has mysteriously disappeared. Heartbroken, she finds solace with her grandparents on their Lincolnshire farm, but her father will not allow her to hide herself in the countryside and enlists the help of a business connection to launch his daughter into society.
During the London Season, Annabel is courted by James Lyndon, the Earl of Fairfield, whose country estate is only a few miles from her grandfather's farm. Believing herself truly loved at last, Annabel accepts his offer of marriage. It is only when she arrives at Fairfield Hall that she realizes the true reason behind James's proposal and the part her scheming father has played.
Throughout the years that follow, Annabel experiences both heartache and joy, and the birth of her son should finally secure the future of the Fairfield Estate. But there are others who lay claim to the inheritance igniting a feud that will only reach its resolution in the trenches of the First World War.