Galveston Nights

Eugenia Riley Classics
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Galveston, Texas, at the end of World War II could be a dangerous place . . . Gangsters and gambling. Prostitutes and vice. The illicit "Postoffice District." But to the scions of the island in their palatial Broadway mansions, the double standard still very much applied. The slightest hint of scandal, innuendo, or the attentions of the wrong man could ruin a woman.

Lovely Mandy Maitland has tried her best to hang on to a respectable life while her fiancé Lesley was away fighting for freedom in Europe. Then a powerful Galveston mobster decided to victimize Mandy. With Lesley about to return, Mandy faces despair. Can Lesley help her? Will he forgive her?

But instead of her beloved Lesley, a dark, handsome stranger arrives, bringing tragic news. Vic Fontana promised his best Army buddy Lesley that he would find Mandy, that he would help and protect her. Now he learns she is in mortal danger. Vic is determined to save Mandy from the corrupt hoodlum who would exploit her. The only problem is, Vic has secretly loved Mandy for years now, just by seeing her through his best friend’s eyes. Can he help Mandy and still protect her from himself?

Mandy too feels the powerful attraction between herself and Vic Fontana. But how can she love him without dishonoring Lesley’s memory? Can love find a way out of a desperate situation? And can Vic defeat an evil adversary who threatens not just Mandy's reputation but her very life?

Galveston Nights is a poignant and captivating love story set in Galveston’s dramatic and dangerous “open era.” It is a short novel of approximately 34,000 words. Eugenia Riley is the bestselling author of numerous historical, contemporary, and time-travel romances, including the classics A Tryst in Time and Bushwhacked Bride. She has numerous romances available in Google Play.
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Eugenia Riley is the award-winning, bestselling author of dozens of historical, contemporary and time-travel romances, including A TRYST IN TIME, TEMPEST IN TIME, TIMESWEPT BRIDE and EMBERS OF TIME. She has written for publishers including Avon, Bantam, Warner, Harlequin and Dorchester. Ms. Riley's WALTZ IN TIME won her the 1998 HOLT Medallion for Best Book with a Southern Theme. She has received thousands of fan letters on her romance novels, from locations all over the world.

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Eugenia Riley Classics
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Published on
Jul 1, 2015
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Pages
140
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / 20th Century
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
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BUSHWHACKED BACK IN TIME TO THE WILD WEST!

ONE BRIDE…

While visiting a modern-day dude ranch in Colorado, history professor Jessica Garrett is appalled to find herself shanghaied back in time, plucked off an Old-West-style stagecoach by a gang of five real outlaw brothers from the Wild West. Thrown over a horse and carried off, Jessica listens in horror as the devilishly handsome desperadoes fight over her. Then back at the ranch, her captors’ crazy mother, Ma Reklaw, whacks the tar out of her brood with her infamous broom even as she promises Jessica’s hand in marriage to the son who can prove himself the most “mannerly” of her ill-bred clan!

FIVE BROTHERS!!

Jessica can’t believe what has happened to her. She is trapped back in time, being relentlessly pursued by five unruly rogues determined to win her favors. But it is the dark, sexy leader of the gang, Cole Reklaw, who soon steals Jessica’s heart and her attentions. Unlike his younger siblings who would eagerly wed her, Cole brazenly offers Jessica his bed but not his name. Can Jessica find her way back to her own time, or will her budding love for Cole alter her destiny forever? And can she perform a miracle that will reform five wayward scoundrels and their cantankerous mother before they’re all carted off to the hanging tree?

BUSHWHACKED BRIDE is one of Eugenia Riley’s most beloved time-travel romances, a wild, hilarious and sexy romp back in time to the Wild West! It is a full-length romance of approximately 105,000 words. Eugenia Riley is the renowned, bestselling author of dozens of historical, contemporary and time-travel romances, including the classics A TRYST IN TIME and TIMESWEPT BRIDE.

And don't miss BUSHWHACKED GROOM, Book #2 in the "Bushwhacked in Time" series, as well as Eugenia's latest western time-travel romance, WANTED ACROSS TIME!

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this powerful novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel tells the story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success.

When U.S. troops occupy Germany, friends Jakob and Emmanuelle are saved from the terrible fate of so many in the camps. With the help of sponsors, they make their way to New York. In order not to be separated, they allow their friendship to blossom into love and marriage, and start a new life on the Lower East Side, working at grueling, poorly paid jobs.

Decades later, through talent, faith, fortune, and relentless hard work, Jakob has achieved success in the diamond business, invested in real estate in New York, and shown his son, Max, that America is truly the land of opportunity. Max is a rising star, a graduate of Harvard with friends among the wealthiest, most ambitious families in the world. And while his parents were thrown together by chance, Max chooses a perfect bride to start the perfect American family.

An opulent society wedding. A honeymoon in Tahiti. A palatial home in Greenwich. Max’s lavish lifestyle is unimaginable to his cautious old-world father and mother. Max wants to follow his father’s example and make his own fortune. But after the birth of children, and with a failing marriage, he can no longer deny that his wife is not the woman he thought she was. Angry and afraid, Max must do what he has never done before: struggle, persevere, and learn what it means to truly walk in his father’s footsteps, while pursuing his own ideals and setting an example for his children.

Moving from the ashes of postwar Europe to the Lower East Side of New York to wealth, success, and unlimited luxury, In His Father’s Footsteps is a stirring tale of three generations of strong, courageous, and loving people who pay their dues to achieve their goals.

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

In 1880’s Galveston, dairy farmer Jake Blarney is left devastated when his wife betrays and leaves him, drowning in the seas, leaving Jake with twin baby daughters to raise. Angry and forlorn, Jake pens a message in a bottle beseeching the Fates to bring him a new bride, and hurls the bottle into the sea. But never does he dream that Destiny will summon him a new bride from across the vast gulf of time!

BRIDE ACROSS TIME

In modern-day Galveston, college professor Priscilla Pemberton is a forsaken bride, hurt and furious after her prominent fiancé betrayed then dumped her. She is wandering the beach aimlessly, thinking of hurling herself into the tide, when an ancient-looking bottle washes up at her feet. No sooner does Priscilla retrieve the bottle and read the strange message it contains, then a huge wave crashes over her, sweeping her back in time to meet the groom who has summoned her!

As soon as Jake Blarney lays eyes upon the miracle the seas have swept to his doorstep, he is ready to hitch up the buggy and fetch his new bride to the priest! Priscilla is left reeling and disoriented. Where is she? And who is this strange though sexy Irishman who keeps insisting that she is his bride from the seas?

Even as Priscilla struggles to become acclimated to her fantastical voyage through time, Jake and his adorable baby daughters go to work stealing her heart, and she is left feeling terribly torn. Beaten down by a horrible childhood, Priscilla has struggled all her life to regain her self-esteem and prestige. Is she really meant to become the bride of a brash Irish dairy farmer in 1880’s Galveston, even if her sexier than sin host fires her blood in more ways than one? Or are the Fates having a really good laugh at her expense?

TIMESWEPT BRIDE is another all time winner from Eugenia Riley, a full-length, fun, sexy and touching romance of two unforgettable lovers bridging the vast chasm of time. Author Eugenia Riley is the renowned, bestselling author of dozens of historical, contemporary and time-travel romances, including the classics A TRYST IN TIME and BUSHWHACKED BRIDE.

TWO BRIDES SWITCH PLACES IN TIME!

MISMATCHED BRIDES

In modern Memphis, Tennessee, beautiful, headstrong Missy Monroe has found the perfect fiancé, gorgeous and genteel Jeff Dalton, a man she can control in every way… and who bores her to tears.

Meanwhile back in antebellum Memphis, Missy’s distant cousin, shy, demure Melissa Montgomery, has been promised from birth to virile, arrogant Fabian Fontenot, a man whose fierce sensuality scares the starch out of her crinoline.

Missy and Melissa plan their weddings in the same house, on the same day, only 140 years apart.

TUMBLE IN TIME

Who would think that a misstep on the stairs could lead to such a crazy tempest in time? One minute the brides are descending the stairs to wed their fiancés; the next, they are switching places in time.

Suddenly Missy finds herself stuck in a provincial outpost of the antebellum South, as the presumed fiancée of the most insufferable, sinfully handsome man in all of history. And Melissa finds herself thrust into an amazing, bewildering new world… where she is only too happy to exchange her beast of a fiancé for the gallant soulmate who has now replaced him.

Will these two switched, mismatched brides find happiness with their destined grooms? Or will the fickle hand of Fate wreak havoc with them once again?

Tempest in Time is an all-time “keeper” in the time-travel romance genre, a full-length, hilarious, sexy romp through the past and present that gives new meaning to the phrase, “The first step is a doozy!”
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