The Treasure Bride

Gold Coast Brides

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Can a gentleman looking for a governess find the greatest treasure of all?

When James Craig is awakened by the sound of a woman’s weeping, he fears he’s once again being haunted by a ghost from his past. The powerful railroad tycoon has given up all hope of escaping his nightmares. But when he opens his hotel room door, he finds not a memory, but a flesh-and-blood woman. A woman who makes him ache to take her into his arms and dry her tears…


Elizabeth Sadler came to San Francisco with a heart full of hope. After her dreams of a bright future are dashed, she finds unlikely solace in the arms of a stranger. A stranger who just happens to be looking for a governess for his four motherless daughters.


Although she tries to resist their charms, Elizabeth soon finds James’s little girls — his “Treasures” — sneaking their way past her defenses. But it’s their handsome father who poses an even greater danger to her battered heart as Elizabeth finds his stolen kisses and tender touches utterly irresistible. As the shadows of the past gather around them, James and Elizabeth must decide just how many dangers they’re willing to brave to claim the greatest treasure of all — true love.   


Book 1 of the Gold Coast Brides series, which includes THE TREASURE BRIDE, THE SILK BRIDE and THE HEIRESS BRIDE (Coming Soon)


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


Victorian romance, Western romance, Americana romance, Bride romance, San Francisco 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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Publisher
Amber House Books
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Published on
Apr 9, 2017
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781943505371
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Western
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The saloon owner and the angel…

Will Keegan is no stranger to rescuing damsels in distress. He has been using his saloon, the Silken Angel, to save Chinese girls from the ruthless San Francisco brothel owners who would enslave and exploit them. But when a beautiful, tambourine-banging missionary with big blue eyes and skin as soft as silk comes calling at his saloon, he’s the one who needs rescuing.


Julia Jane Parham is on a mission of her own. Leaving behind her life as a proper English miss raised in Hong Kong, Julia has come to San Francisco to find her dearest friend Su Mi, the victim of an arranged marriage that turned out to be a cruel hoax. When she witnesses Will buying Chinese girls for his saloon, she has no choice but to believe him the worst sort of villain.     


But that doesn’t explain why Will is always there when she needs him. Or why she only feels safe in his strong and tender embrace. Or why one kiss from his lips can make her shiver with delight and forget she can’t afford to trust him. As their passions flare and the dangers around them deepen, Will realizes that to save both of their lives, he must win Julia’s trust…and her heart.


Book 2 of the Gold Coast Brides series, which includes THE TREASURE BRIDE, THE SILK BRIDE, and THE HEIRESS BRIDE (Coming Soon)


“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


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


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


Victorian romance, Western romance, Americana romance, San Francisco romance

 

 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

 

Can an earl train the woman of his dreams to become the perfect bride…for another man?

When Kit Ramsey, the new earl of Kilgannon, arrives in Ireland to lay claim to his inheritance, the villagers believe the young nobleman is the miracle they’ve been praying for. But Kit isn’t interested in being anybody’s hero. All he wants is the chance to become his own man.


But titles come with duty, and Kit quickly learns he hasn’t just inherited an earldom and a castle, but the guardianship of Mariah Shaughnessy, the spirited and beautiful baker of Inismorn…the beautiful baker he must teach to be a proper lady…and the perfect wife...


Fresh out of a convent, Mariah knows the dashing Lord Ramsey is Inismorn’s last hope for survival. She accepts Kit’s lessons in social graces—not because she wants to become the wife of another—but because she dreams of becoming the love of Kit Ramsey’s life…


Book 2 of the “Mistresses of the Marquess” Series, which includes ONCE A MISTRESS, ALWAYS A LADY and EVER A PRINCESS


“Sparkling romance and passion that sizzles!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller


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


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


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


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


Regency romance, Historical romance, Celtic romance, Bride romance, Earl romance

 

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


 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

What’s a sworn bachelor to do when forced to wed the woman of his dreams?

Liana McElreath is in need of a hero. After her father bargains away her innocence to settle a gambling debt, she stands at the altar, about to be wed to the worst sort of villain. The last man she expects to come charging to her rescue is the Marquess of Courtland, her brother’s dearest friend and the last remaining Free Fellow.   


Alexander Courtland has no desire to be leg-shackled for life to some society miss. But nor can he stand idly by and watch as the lovely Liana is sacrificed at the altar of matrimony. When he decides he has no choice but to step into the role of her bridegroom, he vows to give her his name, but not his heart.


Alex soon finds that heart softening beneath Liana’s tender touch. And once a man starts to realize he may be at risk of losing the love of a lifetime, how is he to remain…A Bachelor Still?


The “Free Fellows League” Series includes BARELY A BRIDE, MERELY THE GROOM, HARDLY A HUSBAND, TRULY A WIFE, A BACHELOR STILL and CLEARLY A COUPLE (a novella in 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


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


“Merely the Groom is another wonderful story in the Free Fellows League Series!”—The Romance Reader’s Connection


“Barely a Bride is a wonderfully charming tale. Intelligent and witty!”—Romance Reviews Today


“Barely a Bride is a superb novel!”—The Best Reviews


“Barely a Bride is simply luscious!”—The Romance Reader’s Connection


Regency romance, Historical romance, Bride romance, Marquess romance

Can you borrow a bride for nine months without her stealing your heart? 

A demure member of the Richmond Ladies Sewing Circle, Faith Collins certainly isn’t the type of lady who would answer an advertisement to bear a stranger’s child. 


Wealthy Wyoming rancher Reese Jordan isn’t looking for a lady—or a bride. But when the dark-eyed beauty responds to his ad, he cannot resist offering her more than just a contract to provide him with an heir to his fortune. 


As they travel west and struggle to guard their wounded hearts, Faith and Reese quickly discover just how easily business can turn to pleasure…and pleasure to love. 


Book 1 of the BORROWED BRIDES Series, which includes Golden Chances, Harvest Moon, Something Borrowed, The Counterfeit Bride, and Twice Blessed: A Borrowed Brides Novella


“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 bestselling author


“Golden Chances is delightful, warm, well-written…a ‘don’t miss’ read!”—Romantic Times


“A clever plot with true-to-life characters and plenty of emotion create a story that will touch your heart. Special enough to read in a single sitting.”—Rendezvous


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


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


“Every Rebecca Hagan Lee book is a tender treasure!”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author


Victorian romance, Western romance, Bride romance, Americana romance

 

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