From USA Today Bestselling Author Kelly McClymer comes a tale of a quest complicated by secret love.
Despite being the sister of a duchess, Hero Fenster prefers academic discussion and a good book to parading from ball to ball in search of a husband. She should be happy with Gabriel Digby, but her heart yearns for her brother-in-law’s heir, Arthur Watterly.
Arthur doesn’t want to inherit. He prefers quiet scholarship to the public renown his Grandmother insists upon. Secretly pining for Hero, he doesn’t believe he is worthy of her love. He remains focused on his quest to uncover the lost manuscript of Le Mort D’Arthur so he can finally live up to his Grandmother’s expectations.
Can they admit their biggest secret: that they love each other even more than they love books?
USA Today bestselling author Kelly McClymer fell in love with Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White as a child. Her most prized possession is her copy of The Complete Tales of the Brothers Grimm. These are the stories which gripped our ancestors as they huddled around the fire at night, which taught countless children to persevere through hardship and succeed against the odds. Her favorite fairytale remains "The Six Swans" -- where a young sister must not speak a word for six years in order to save her brothers from their stepmother's evil spell.
Juliet Fenster yearns for someone to see beneath her flirtatious surface to the passionate and dedicated woman beneath. Her stylish hand-carved buttons may look like mere ornamentation, but they also serve a practical purpose for a local village artisan and his family.
R.J. Hopkins wants nothing more than to find a plain, practical bride in his hometown of Boston. However, his father insists that he accompany the family to London, where they hope to marry off his sister to an English lord and better the family standing in Boston society. While attempting to help a friend untangle himself from the notoriously flirtatious web of Juliet Fenster, R.J. discovers that his heart and his head don’t always work together.
Can a woman born and bred to be lady of the manor survive in a stiff and proper Boston household?
"...filled with original, fresh characters, the necessary bad guy, an overbearing mother-in-law and love thwarted and restored.” — Savannah
"The uncertainty of what will happen next, the lies, the deceit all make this a book you don't want to put down." — Eileen
Miranda Fenster, known throughout society as the Fairy Tale Miss because she insists that happily ever afters are possible even amongst the arranged marriages of the Victorian aristocracy, is on a mission. Her goal? To rescue her brother. Her adversary? Simon Watterly, Duke of Kerstone. A man who almost offered for her five years before.
Simon has a mission of his own.
Furious with his late father and disillusioned by the honorable facade of society, he believes that family honor requires the ultimate sacrifice from him. Unfortunately, Miranda is determined to change his mind. Will Simon get his wish or will Miranda make him see he deserves a happily ever after?
Set against the glittering backdrop of Victorian high society, four romantic tales featuring the unconventional Fensters by acclaimed romance author Kelly McClymer…
The Fairy Tale Bride
A disastrous London season convinces Miranda Fenster that happily ever after is for other people. But when an attempt to help her star-crossed brother goes awry, she finds herself married to the Duke of Kerstone. Can the hopeless romantic Miranda prove to her impeccably proper husband that fairy tales really do come true?
The Star-Crossed Bride
Ever a gentleman, Viscount Valentine Fenster steps aside when the woman he loves, Lady Emily Wertherly chooses another man. When he discovers Emily's fiance is a fortune-hunting murderer, Valentine tosses caution—and decorum—to the wind to save her. But he’ll have to move fast since the headstrong and highly-imaginative Emily is intent on saving herself…
The Unintended Bride
Shy Hero Fenster loves two things—books and Arthur Watterly. But Arthur, the heir to a dukedom and pledged to another since birth, is the one thing she can never have—that is until the quest for a rare Arthurian manuscript and a night of passion in a bookshop change everything.
The Infamous Bride
Notorious flirt Juliet Fenster enjoys the delights of the London season far too much to consider settling down—particularly with a stuffy American like Romeo “RJ” Hopkins. But when the unlikely pair are cast in an amateur production of Romeo and Juliet, they find themselves doing far more than “playing” at love…
Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better . . .
A sheltered beauty
Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable . . . the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with…
Marrying Mr. Winterborne
"This was, by far, the best book in the series so far. I loved it, and the ending was so sweetly perfect!" — Tammy
When his fiance informs him that she can’t go through with their marriage of convenience Rand Mallon, Earl of Dalby, agrees to marry her twin sister in her place. After all, what difference does it make to him, an unrepentant rake in need only of a legitimate heir?
Helena Fenster looks forward to the earl’s promise to allow her her freedom once he has his heir. She draws the line at giving in to his desire to make sure their attempts for an heir bring her pleasure. Neither one of them can afford to complicate their practical plan with the dangerous fall into true love.
After tangling with a shopping mall serial killer (in Shop and Let Die) Molly Harbison promised to give up her mystery shopping for a "real" job. True to her vow, she applies for a job at the university where her husband works, begins the awkward and rocky interview process, and stumbles across a new mystery. Someone on the campus is a master identity thief. While Molly tries to figure out who she is, as a mother, a daughter, a wife, and where her career interests lie, a murder brings in the FBI. Molly finds herself going undercover once again.
When she realizes her husband will never consider her anything but a filthy pickpocket, she demands that he undo all that his father did in teaching her to be a lady so she can once again survive on the streets of London.
Will seeing his wife on the streets of London finally show Damian the true lady within Elspeth?