Barely a Bride

Amber House Books
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 Can a lady tempt a Free Fellow to surrender his heart? 

As a founding member of the Free Fellows League—a group of four gentlemen who signed a pledge to never wed when they were lads—Griffin, Viscount Abernathy, swears that he will put off marrying as long as possible. But when he is suddenly called off to war, he has no choice but to obey his father’s wishes and find a wife…


Just days later, he marries the lovely Lady Alyssa. For a man committed only to his freedom, she seems a perfect—and perfectly undemanding—bride. Intelligent and self-sufficient, Alyssa craves her independence just as much as Griffin loves his. But as the irresistible attraction between them flourishes with every look and touch, they discover there is something they desire even more than a loveless marriage of convenience—the passion they find in each other’s arms… 


Book 1 of the “Free Fellows League” Series, which includes BARELY A BRIDE, MERELY THE GROOM, HARDLY A HUSBAND, TRULY A WIFE, A BACHELOR STILL and CLEARLY A COUPLE (a novella from TALK OF THE TON) 


Barely a Bride is wonderfully charming! A must have!”—Romance Reviews Today


“Superb!”—The Best Reviews


“Historical romance fans are fortunate to have a treasure like Rebecca Hagan Lee.”—Affaire de Coeur


“Every Rebecca Hagan Lee book is a tender treasure! She warms my heart and touches my soul.”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author


“Sparkling romance and passion that sizzles…Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller


Free, Regency romance, Historical romance, Bride romance

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About the author

After arming herself with a degree in fine arts and experience in radio, television, and film, Rebecca Hagan Lee wrote her first novel Golden Chances. Since then, she’s published numerous bestselling and award-winning novels and three novellas.


She’s won a Waldenbooks Award, a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award, several Romantic Times awards, been nominated for an RWA Rita Award and has been published in nine languages.


She currently lives in Georgia with her husband, her two beloved Quarter Horses, and a miniature schnauzer named after literary icon Harper Lee.

 

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Reviews

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Publisher
Amber House Books
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Published on
Jul 7, 2015
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781939541949
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
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Rebecca Hagan Lee
What’s a duke to do when he sullies the reputation of London’s favorite bridesmaid?   

Daniel, ninth Duke of Sussex, has big plans—and they don’t include marriage. A member of the covert Free Fellows League, he’s determined to become one of England’s greatest war heroes. But his plans go awry when he’s injured during a mission and forced to take refuge in the home—and bed—of Miranda, Lady St. Germaine, one of society’s perpetual bridesmaids. Soon all of London is abuzz with gossip about Miranda’s mysterious lover…


Realizing his stay has compromised Miranda’s reputation, Daniel goes against his better judgment and proposes marriage. But Miranda will have nothing to do with a marriage of convenience—especially with the one man she’s always secretly adored.


Unless, of course, she can convince him to make her truly his wife…


Book 4 of the “Free Fellows League” Series, which includes BARELY A BRIDE, MERELY THE GROOM, HARDLY A HUSBAND, TRULY A WIFE, A BACHELOR STILL and CLEARLY A COUPLE (a novella from TALK OF THE TON) 


“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


“Sparkling romance and passion that sizzles…Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller

“Every Rebecca Hagan Lee book is a tender treasure! She warms my heart and touches my soul.”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author


“Rebecca Hagan Lee is a star in the making!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author


“Rebecca Hagan Lee is a writer on the rise!”—Romantic Times


Regency romance, Historical romance, Bride romance, Duke romance


Lisa Wingate
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a “thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.”*

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.

Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.

Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

*Library Journal


Praise for Before We Were Yours

“A [story] of a family lost and found . . . a poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets.” —People

“Sure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. . . . Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you’ll find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann’s legacy.” —Parade

“One of the year’s best books . . . It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel.” —The Huffington Post

“Lisa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation’s history and weaves a tale of enduring power.” —Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of Circling the Sun
Book 1
I've seen and done it all--sex, drugs, rock-n-roll, and then some. I've made the cover of Rolling Stone. I've won Best Rock Performance at the Grammy's. I'm living a life of fame, wild tours, crazy money, and insanely hot women. But the one woman I can't get is prim and proper cellist, Abby Chan--gorgeous, natural, talented as all sin. The first time we met, I knew we would be something special. She's not convinced, but I am.

Now I'm going to prove she's all the woman a wild man like me will ever need...

Liam Collier, sexy and enigmatic frontman for Point Break, the world's hottest rock band, is at the top of his game. With two songs in the Billboard Top 10, he's a rock-and-roll bad boy, known for his trademark falsetto as well as his proclivity for partying and hooking up with gorgeous women. For Liam, falling in love was something he figured would happen far off in the future--not on the first day of his first world tour. And not with his super sexy but extremely reserved background cellist.

With a Master of Music degree from Juilliard School of Music, Abby Chan is on the road to becoming a cellist for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. But to pay back her expensive education, first she has to travel another kind of road--a gig playing cello for the North American leg of a garish rock band's world tour. She'd expected hard work and long hours, but what she never expected was the intensity of her reactions to Liam Collier. He's sweet. He's hot. And despite being surrounded by roadies and the world's most beautiful women, he's set his sights on her.

When classical music meets rock and prim propriety meets a carefree attitude, Abby and Liam venture outside their comfort zones. What they discover is that living wild is the perfect preparation for flying high--on love.

New Adult Contemporary Romance with a HEA.

**Part of a series, but each book will be a standalone**
Rebecca Hagan Lee
What’s a gentleman to do when a lady demands that he seduce her?

Jarrod, fifth Marquess of Shepherdston, gets the shock of his life when childhood friend Sarah Eckersley shows up on his doorstep one rainy night with a tempting proposition. The daughter of the village rector, Sarah is desperate for money and has decided that becoming a courtesan is her only hope for saving her family. And she wants Jarrod to teach her the art of seduction.


As the leader of the Free Fellows League, Jarrod is wary of a marriage trap. He agrees only to help Sarah find a husband—but soon finds himself bristling at the thought of any other man touching her creamy skin or kissing her luscious lips.


He reluctantly offers Sarah a marriage of convenience, in which he will be hardly a husband—until his heart decides otherwise…


Book 3 of the “Free Fellows League” Series, which includes BARELY A BRIDE, MERELY THE GROOM, HARDLY A HUSBAND, TRULY A WIFE, A BACHELOR STILL and CLEARLY A COUPLE (a novella from TALK OF THE TON) 


“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


“Sparkling romance and passion that sizzles…Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller


“Rebecca Hagan Lee warms my heart and touches my soul. She’s a star in the making!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author


“Historical romance fans are fortunate to have a treasure like Rebecca Hagan Lee.”—Affaire de Coeur

Regency romance, Historical romance, Bride romance


Rebecca Hagan Lee
What’s a gentleman to do when he inherits a title, a fortune…and a mistress?

When legendary lover, the Marquess of Templeston, dies in the arms of his mistress, he charges his son and heir Drew Ramsey with the future care of all of his mistresses. Determined to honor the outrageous request, Drew returns home to bury his father and is stunned to find living on the grounds of Swanslea Park the one woman whose charms he could never resist.


 Kathryn Stafford abandoned Drew at the altar six years before and vanished in a cloud of mystery. She had hoped her feelings for him would fade, but when she comes face-to-face with the gorgeous new marquess, she discovers they have only deepened.


Drew is determined to keep his distance from the woman he believes to have been one of his father’s mistresses. But every yearning glance and sizzling touch draws him closer to Kathryn…and to the scandalous secret that drove them apart.    

   

Book 1 of the “Mistresses of the Marquess” Series, which includes ONCE A MISTRESS, ALWAYS A LADY and EVER A PRINCESS.


“An emotional, sensual tale!”—Romance Reviews Today


“Once a Mistress is filled with passion and tenderness. Will bring a smile and a few tears to its readers.”—Romantic Times


“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


“Rebecca Hagan Lee warms my heart and touches my soul. She’s a star in the making!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author


“Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller


“Rebecca Hagan Lee is a writer on the rise!”—Romantic Times


Regency romance, Historical romance, Marquess romance

Rebecca Hagan Lee
What’s a duke to do when he sullies the reputation of London’s favorite bridesmaid?   

Daniel, ninth Duke of Sussex, has big plans—and they don’t include marriage. A member of the covert Free Fellows League, he’s determined to become one of England’s greatest war heroes. But his plans go awry when he’s injured during a mission and forced to take refuge in the home—and bed—of Miranda, Lady St. Germaine, one of society’s perpetual bridesmaids. Soon all of London is abuzz with gossip about Miranda’s mysterious lover…


Realizing his stay has compromised Miranda’s reputation, Daniel goes against his better judgment and proposes marriage. But Miranda will have nothing to do with a marriage of convenience—especially with the one man she’s always secretly adored.


Unless, of course, she can convince him to make her truly his wife…


Book 4 of the “Free Fellows League” Series, which includes BARELY A BRIDE, MERELY THE GROOM, HARDLY A HUSBAND, TRULY A WIFE, A BACHELOR STILL and CLEARLY A COUPLE (a novella from TALK OF THE TON) 


“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


“Sparkling romance and passion that sizzles…Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller

“Every Rebecca Hagan Lee book is a tender treasure! She warms my heart and touches my soul.”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author


“Rebecca Hagan Lee is a star in the making!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author


“Rebecca Hagan Lee is a writer on the rise!”—Romantic Times


Regency romance, Historical romance, Bride romance, Duke romance


Rebecca Hagan Lee
What’s a gentleman to do when a lady demands that he seduce her?

Jarrod, fifth Marquess of Shepherdston, gets the shock of his life when childhood friend Sarah Eckersley shows up on his doorstep one rainy night with a tempting proposition. The daughter of the village rector, Sarah is desperate for money and has decided that becoming a courtesan is her only hope for saving her family. And she wants Jarrod to teach her the art of seduction.


As the leader of the Free Fellows League, Jarrod is wary of a marriage trap. He agrees only to help Sarah find a husband—but soon finds himself bristling at the thought of any other man touching her creamy skin or kissing her luscious lips.


He reluctantly offers Sarah a marriage of convenience, in which he will be hardly a husband—until his heart decides otherwise…


Book 3 of the “Free Fellows League” Series, which includes BARELY A BRIDE, MERELY THE GROOM, HARDLY A HUSBAND, TRULY A WIFE, A BACHELOR STILL and CLEARLY A COUPLE (a novella from TALK OF THE TON) 


“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


“Sparkling romance and passion that sizzles…Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller


“Rebecca Hagan Lee warms my heart and touches my soul. She’s a star in the making!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author


“Historical romance fans are fortunate to have a treasure like Rebecca Hagan Lee.”—Affaire de Coeur

Regency romance, Historical romance, Bride romance


Rebecca Hagan Lee
 The heiress and the bodyguard…

 

When wealthy heiress Gemma Belmont needs a hero, she goes in search of the “Bountiful Baron”, a legendary character famed throughout the west for rescuing damsels in distress. What she doesn’t expect to find is a gruff, gorgeous Irishman who has been thrust into the role against his will. Now all she has to do is convince him that the only way to protect her is to marry her… 

 

Murphy O’Brien is a former Pinkerton agent and saloon owner who has spent the last several years guarding his own battered heart. The last thing he wants is to become a reluctant bodyguard—and husband—to a pampered American princess. But he soon finds his heart under siege by Gemma’s charm, beauty, and wit.

 

Gemma knows their marriage of convenience is only an illusion. But she still finds herself falling beneath the spell of Murphy’s husky brogue and masterful touch. And after a few long, enchanting nights in his arms, she realizes the man she has hired to protect her might be far more dangerous to her yearning heart than any assassin…

 

Book 3 of the Gold Coast Brides series, which includes THE TREASURE BRIDE, THE SILK BRIDE, and THE HEIRESS BRIDE.

 

“The Treasure Bride is a tender treasure of a book!” — Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Hagan Lee warms my heart and touches my soul. She’s a star in the making!” — Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!” — Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!” — Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller

 

“Rebecca Hagan Lee is a writer on the rise!” — Romantic Times

 

“The Treasure Bride is an incredible diamond. Historical romance fans are fortunate to have a treasure like Rebecca Hagan Lee.” — Affaire de Coeur

 

Rebecca Hagan Lee
Can an English miss tame the wild heart of a Scotsman?

Colin McElreath, Viscount Grantham, has sold his soul to the devil—a devil of an irate English father. The powerful Baron Davies urgently requires a respectable husband for Gillian, his disgraced daughter, and he sees Colin as the perfect candidate. When Colin balks, Davies isn’t above using his daughter’s large dowry as an incentive—or applying a bit of blackmail.


Colin doesn’t know whether to laugh or to cry at the irony. After a lifetime of avoiding society misses as one of the founding members of the Free Fellows League, he is about to marry one.


Miss Gillian Davies is about to become a blushing bride. And Colin McElreath is merely the groom…


Book 2 of the “Free Fellows League” Series, which includes BARELY A BRIDE, MERELY THE GROOM, HARDLY A HUSBAND, TRULY A WIFE, A BACHELOR STILL and CLEARLY A COUPLE (a novella from TALK OF THE TON) 


“Merely the Groom is a perfect 10!”—Romance Reviews Today


“Another wonderful story in the Free Fellows League Series!”—The Romance Reader’s Connection


“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author


“Historical romance fans are fortunate to have a treasure like Rebecca Hagan Lee.”—Affaire de Coeur


“Every Rebecca Hagan Lee book is a tender treasure! She warms my heart and touches my soul.”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author


“Sparkling romance and passion that sizzles…Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller


Regency romance, Historical romance, Bride romance

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