Mississippi Madness

Eugenia Riley Classics
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FULL MOON AND MADNESS

The minute Jared Hampton spots the half-nude woman struggling for her life in the black depths of the Mississippi River, he knows he is in love. Jared is a Southern gentleman to his soul, and he lives by a strict code of honor. Not hesitating for a moment, Jared dives into the river to rescue his floundering goddess. He vows he will save Jasmine Dubroc, take her home to his aunt’s elegant Natchez mansion, launch her in society, and teach her how to love . . .

JASMINE IN BLOOM

Penniless, betrayed, left to die, Jasmine Dubroc is amazed to find herself rescued by dashing Jared Hampton. She is even more stunned to hear him immediately proclaim her a lady--and the love of his life. Jared insists he will take Jasmine back to Natchez, there to watch her bloom under his gentle, pampered tutelage. Yet Jasmine’s young soul has been scarred by bitter betrayals at the hands of cruel men, and she finds her gallant rescuer a bit too good to be true. She must question Jared’s “sudden” love for her, his marriage proposals, and especially his obsession with honor. Is it true what the rumors say, that madness runs in the Hampton family? What are the dark secrets haunting Jared? And does his honor, his thirst for revenge, really mean more to him than she does? Haunted by inner demons and a villain on the loose, both Jared and Jasmine must overcome their doubts and fears, learn to trust and forgive, and realize that the finest madness of all may be love itself.

MISSISSIPPI MADNESS is a full-length historical romance of approximately 125,000 words, a fun, passionate, and touching adventure filled with unexpected plot twists, dramatic escapades, and heroic rescues.
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About the author

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
Feb 11, 2017
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Pages
211
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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?

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