Adorned with related poems by schoolchildren and other locals, this illustrated guide explains the history of St Edmund's Church, the Montagu family and the monuments they erected between the 1750s and 1830s. It also details their painstaking restoration in recent years and the role of the church in the community.
The liberty of trade...
Miss Bree Mallory has no time for the pampered aristocracy! She's too taken up with running the best coaching company on the roads. But an accidental meeting with an earl changes everything....
The luxury of the Ton...
Soon, beautiful Bree has established herself in Society. She hopes no one will discover that she once drove the stage from London to Newbury...or that she returned unchaperoned with the rakishly attractive Max Dysart, Earl of Penrith.
Is either any place for a lady?
Bree's independence is hard-won: she has no interest in marriage. But Max's kisses are powerfully—passionately-persuasive!
A certain proper lady of our acquaintance is flirting with ruin. yet even the most virtuous would find it hard to resist such a dashing soldier…
Freed from her unhappy marriage, Belinda, Lady Felsham, plans to enjoy herself. She suspects that the breathtakingly handsome Major Ashe Reynard is exactly what she needs.
Society is just waiting for them to make a slip! Still, the outrageous couple embarks on an affair—and Belinda becomes increasingly confused. She has no desire to marry, but Ashe is a man she cannot live without….
He knows that escorting the haughty Grand Duchess of Maubourg to England will not be an easy task. But Jack Ryder, spy and adventurer, believes he is more than capable of managing Her Serene Highness.
He's not prepared for her beauty, her youth, or the way that her sensual warmth shines through her cold facade.
And what started as just another mission is rapidly becoming something far more personal….
Rumors fly that Gareth Morant, Earl of Standon, is to be wed. He cannot honorably deny them, but he won't be forced into marriage.
Encountering a respectable governess in scandalizing circumstances, Gareth demands her help—to make him entirely ineligible.
He educates the buttoned-up Miss Jessica Gifford in the courtesan's arts. But Gareth hasn't bargained on such an ardent, clever pupil—or on his passionate response to her! He wanted to cause a stir—it seems they are about to brew a scandal!
The Unmasking of Lady Loveless by Nicola Cornick
This holiday season Lord Alexander Beaumont is on a mission of seduction and revenge, and the target is his estranged wife, Lady Melicent. Once Alex learns that his supposedly inexperienced wife is "Lady Loveless"—the writer of erotic literature setting London alight—he's determined to unmask her for the wanton she really is. But when his Christmas nights with Melicent take an unexpected turn, Alex finds his heart is in danger!
Christmas Reunion by Catherine George
Felicia Maynard hasn't laid eyes on her first love, Gideon Ford, for years, but here he is on her doorstep, looking devastatingly attractive and insisting they spend Christmas together. As the magic of Christmas casts its spell, will Gideon claim Felicia, once and for all, as his bride?
A Mistletoe Masquerade by Louise Allen
Lady Rowan Chilcourt agrees to masquerade as a simple lady's maid to help her friend avert an undesirable marriage. But while working among the servants she meets the handsome Lucas Dacre. As Christmas approaches, Rowan begins to fall for Lucas, until she discovers that she isn't the only one masquerading under the mistletoe&#hellip;.
A collection of five sensual stories. History has never been so hot!
Seducing a Stranger by Christine Merrill
Lieutenant Tom Godfrey returns home to find pretty young widow Victoria Paget in a bawdy house. What starts as a one-night seduction soon leads to more….
The Viking's Forbidden Love-Slave by Michelle Willingham
Though Aisling Ó Brannon is intended for the king's bed, fierce warrior Tharand must decide: please his king…or keep his captive love-slave for himself!
Disrobed and Dishonored by Louise Allen
Miss Sarah Tatton needs a way out of her engagement, and highwayman Jonathan Kirkland may be just the man to teach her the art of love….
A Night for Her Pleasure by Terri Brisbin
Tough nobleman Simon and innocent Elise's marriage is one of convenience—but on their wedding night, both discover ecstasy beyond their wildest imaginings!
The Unlacing of Miss Leigh by Diane Gaston
Disfigured Captain Graham Veall never expected virginal Miss Margaret Leigh to respond to his advertisement for female company. Can she soothe his inner wounds?
Julia Livia Rufa is horrified when barbarians invade Rome and steal everything in sight. But she doesn't expect to be among the taken! As Wulfric's woman, she's ordered to keep house for the uncivilized marauders. Soon, though, Julia realizes that she's more free as a slave than she ever was as a sheltered Roman virgin.
It would be all too easy to succumb to Wulfric's quiet strength, and Julia wants him more than she's ever wanted anything. But Wulfric could one day be king, and Julia is a Roman slave. What future can there be for two people from such different worlds?
Stumbling upon his dowdy cousin Elinor on the Continent, Theo Ravenhurst hardly believes his luck. His dangerous lifestyle appears to have finally caught up with him, and her family connections could be put to excellent use….
Theo is convinced Elinor's drab exterior disguises a fiery, passionate nature. He gives her the adventure she's been yearning for—and along the way discovers his newfound accomplice has talents beyond his wildest imagination!
The Earl hasn't anticipated Alessa's propensity to get herself into a scrape. Now, in order to rescue her, this highly conventional Englishman will have to turn pirate!
Grant Rivers, Earl of Allundale, is desperate to get home in time for Christmas. But when he stumbles upon a woman all alone in a tumbledown shack, having a baby out of wedlock, it's his duty to stay and help her.
…leads to wedding vows!
Grant knows all too well the risks of childbirth, and he's seen enough tragedy to last a lifetime. So once he's saved her life, Grant is determined to save Kate's reputation too…if she will consent to marrying a stranger on Christmas Day!
The closest milliner Nell Latham has come to high society is making fashionable bonnets for ladies. But when she's asked to deliver a message to the Earl of Narborough, she's soon swept up in a web of intrigue and scandal!
Marcus, the Earl's sinfully sexy son and heir, tracks down the messenger, little expecting to find her so attractive. Nell is a mystery—her manners and demeanor are not those of a working girl. And as secrets are revealed and danger draws closer, Marcus has to choose between family honor and naked desire.
Ruined and on the run, Julia Prior is in desperate straits when she meets a gentleman with a shocking proposal. Certain he is close to death, William Hadfield, Lord Dereham, sees Julia as the perfect woman to care for his beloved estate when he is gone—if she will first become his wife….
Marriage is Julia's salvation—as Lady Hadfield, she can finally escape her sins. Until three years later, when the husband she believes to be dead returns, as handsome and strong as ever and intent on claiming the wedding night they never had!
"Allen reaches into readers' hearts." —RT Book Reviews on Married to a Stranger
Sophia Langley's life is in turmoil. When she learns of her estranged fiancé's death in a shipwreck, the last thing she expects is for his twin brother, Callum Chatterton, to make a shock proposal!
Her inner romantic objects to a marriage of convenience—and brooding Cal makes it very clear that's all it can be. Yet to save her family Sophia accepts with trepidation—and a highly inconvenient trembling of desire for her reluctant husband!
Major Hal Carlow was a fine soldier, but he was also a flirt, a rake and a scoundrel! In general, he tried to steer clear of proper young ladies—no fun at all—and spend time with the sort of women who appreciated his finer qualities….
Miss Julia Tresilian's duty was to find a husband, but her prospective suitors bored her to tears. Yet even talking to the incorrigible Hal Carlow was dangerous to her marriage prospects, let alone anything more….
When Lady Sara Herriard's husband dies in a duel, she turns her back on the vagaries of the ton. From now on, she will live as she pleases. She won't change for anyone—certainly not for the infuriating Lucian Avery, Marquess of Cannock!
Lucian must help his sister recover from a disastrous elopement and reluctantly enlists Lady Sara's help. She couldn't be further from the conventional, obedient wife he's expected to marry, but soon all he craves is for her to surrender—and join him in his bed!
Out of the brothel…
Wrongly accused of theft, innocent Celina Shelley is cast out of the brothel she calls home and flees to Quinn Ashley, Lord Dreycott, for safety. But the heat in the daredevil adventurer's eyes tells Lina that the danger is just beginning....
And into the rake's bedroom!
Lina dresses like a nun, looks like an angel, but flirts like a professional—and the last thing Quinn expects to discover is that she's a virgin!
Accidentally colliding with Tess Ellery on the icy streets of Ghent is definitely not how resolute bachelor Alexander Tempest, Viscount Weybourn, intended to start the festive period. He may have mistaken her for a nun, but there's nothing innocent about his reaction to Tess's delicious curves…
When Tess is left stranded, Alex is honor-bound to take her home…as his housekeeper! And despite his long-held rule of spending Christmas alone, Tess's vivacity soon has this brooding lord determined to make all her Christmas wishes come true!
Miss Decima Ross knows for a fact that her overbearing family regularly remind themselves to "marry off poor dear Dessy." But who would ever want a graceless, freckled beanpole like herself?
Hearing that she is once more to be paraded in front of an eligible gentleman, Decima hurriedly leaves her brother's house. And encounters Adam Grantham, Viscount Weston, the first man she's ever met who's tall enough to sweep her off her feet…literally! Could such a handsome rake really find her attractive?