The Barefoot Bride

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Can a gentleman turn a backwoods Cinderella into his very own Princess Charming?

 The last thing handsome, aristocratic Saxon Blackwell needs is a bride. But a cruel ultimatum from his wicked witch of a grandmother leaves him with no choice but to seek one or lose his vast English estate forever. Saxon’s flight from high society leads him right into the arms of Chickadee McBride—a barefoot, flame-haired mountain girl with a saucy tongue, a tender heart and her very own wolf.

 

Both shocked and secretly intrigued by the untamed beauty’s scandalous behavior, the cynical Saxon quickly decides Chickadee would make the perfect bride to bring home to grandmother. Chickadee’s Scotch-Irish temperament and irresistible shenanigans set society ablaze with gossip, but it is Saxon who finds his body burning with a passion he can no longer deny. Too late, he realizes his wild bride is in danger of making him a prisoner of desire…and capturing his heart…

 

Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers

 

“Rebecca Paisley makes your heart sing with joy! Her talent shines brighter than any diamond and inspires laughter, tears and a wonderful feeling of Happily Ever After.  Historical romance at its best!”—Romantic Times

 

“Enchanting, touching, and funny!”—Affaire de Coeur


Victorian romance, humorous romance

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About the author

 Since her debut novel was published, bestselling author Rebecca Paisley has become known for creating her very own unique brand of magic on the page.

 

She decided early in her career to write the sort of books she wanted to read. Her determination earned her a slot on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list and the Romance Writer’s of America Honor Roll. She’s been a RITA finalist, won the Romantic Times’ “Lifetime Achievement Award” and “Career Achievement Award,” a Reviewers’ Choice Award for “Historical Romance Fantasy” and a “Best Love and Laughter” Award.

 

Rebecca currently lives in North Carolina with her menagerie of beloved pets, still believes in magic, and still relies on the “pixie voices in her head” to inspire her as she works on a brand new book.


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Publisher
Amber House Books
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Published on
Jan 3, 2018
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781939541284
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Rebecca Paisley
What should a would-be enchantress do with her very own “knight in shining armor”?   

 Chimera’s bumbling attempts at witchcraft had only succeeded in conjuring up a reputation for lunacy. But when she sets a “werewolf trap”, she finally snares the one thing she’s been praying for—a handsome “knight” who can protect her from the ruthless land baron who has been lusting after her property. 

 

It has not been a good day for Sterling Montoya. He had awakened next to a naked, screeching stranger, been chased across hostile Apache territory by her shotgun-toting father and had become the reluctant guardian for a newborn babe… And now he was the prisoner of a beautiful, but batty, would-be sorceress—a stunning, Shakespeare-spouting enchantress whose passionate touch promises Sterling heaven…until he realizes that whenever she’s around, all hell breaks loose.  

 

Can Sterling break the tender spell Chimera casts over his hungry heart or will he discover her love is the one enchantment too magical to resist?

 

Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.

 

“Rebecca Paisley makes your heart sing with joy! Her talent shines brighter than any diamond. Historical romance at its best!”—Romantic Times

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers


Victorian romance, western romance, humorous romance, witch romance

 

Book 2
For fans of Maya Banks, Monica McCarty, and Sabrina Jeffries, the Highland Knights series continues as a tight-knit band of Scottish mercenaries make trouble on the mean streets of London . . . and under the sheets with England’s proper young women.

As the secret author of racy romances, Lady Esme Hawkins goes to great lengths to protect her family’s honor. Which is why she carefully disguises herself before entering a notorious bordello to do research. But when Esme comes face-to-face with a brooding Highland bodyguard, she can’t easily refuse a harmless kiss . . . a kiss that inflames desires ripped from the pages of her novels. Acting on them, however, would risk revealing Esme’s identity—and the fact that she’s engaged to another man.

As a Highland Knight sworn to protect the crown, Camden McLeod never expected to follow his client into a bordello—nor could he anticipate meeting a bright, innocent lass with lush lips and eyes the color of the sea. Instantly, Cam knows he must possess her. But to do so, he’ll need to give up his rakish ways, embrace his role as heir to his despised father, and snuff out a deadly threat to his brothers in arms. By comparison, winning Esme away from her insipid fiancé will be pure pleasure.

Praise for Highland Awakening

“Her unique storytelling combined with her fresh spin on historical romance makes Jennifer Haymore a reader favorite!”—Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Brogan

“Jennifer Haymore is a master at combining suspense, intrigue, romance, and hunky Scottish warriors. If you want a true alpha hero, then Highland Awakening is a must read.”—Sharon Cullen, author of Sutherland’s Secret

“Readers will love this story as it incorporates humor, extremely hot love scenes, anger, love, family and forgiveness in well-thought-out flowing dialogue.”—Sportochick’s Musings (five stars)

“I’m excited to read the next book in the Highland Knights series, Highland Temptation, which stars Colin Stirling.”—Historical Romance Lover (five stars)

“A female heroine in a historical who actually writes naughty stories just had to be a character I enjoyed.”—(un)Conventional Bookviews

“This is the second book in the Highland Knights series and I am hoping there will be more!”—Kilts and Swords

“I enjoyed this book. Cam and Esme were perfect for each other.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews

“I will definitely be keeping up with the series.”—Happy Ever After Book Reviews

Praise for Jennifer Haymore’s Highland Heat

“In this intelligent and exciting new Scottish series, sensuality, passion, and mystery blend into a wonderfully entertaining tale.”—USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans

“Readers will respect Grace’s strength when she is sorely tested, while Duncan’s warm, courageous heart will enrapture fans of Scottish rogues. In this first book in her Highland Knights series, Haymore teases readers into craving the next installment, though this work reads well as a stand-alone novel.”—Library Journal
 
“This story of class difference is the perfect mix of romance and drama. It kept me turning the pages straight through to the end.”—Ashlyn Macnamara, author of What a Lady Requires

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Rebecca Paisley
 Can love’s tender spell melt the icy heart of a duke?

 Jourdian Amberville, the Duke of Heathcourte, is looking for the perfect bride. A practical and staid companion who will fit into his perfectly ordered life and never tempt him to fall in love. What he is not looking for is a violet-eyed sprite who tumbles right out of the sky to knock him off his horse.

 

Jourdian doesn’t know that Splendor is an actual fairy princess seeking the human mate she is destined to love. After they are forced to wed to avert a scandal, Jourdian realizes his new wife is no ordinary duchess, but a tender-hearted temptress who talks to animals and weeps diamond teardrops. The delightful chaos the mischievous beauty brings to his life threatens to make him lose not only his temper…but his heart.

 

If Jourdian is to keep Splendor, he must learn to surrender that heart to the strongest, most dangerous magic of all—the magic of true love. 

 

Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.

 

“A charmer…a delightful adult fairy tale…perhaps best read alone so one doesn’t have to explain having a laugh or even a bit of a cry over a fairy tale.”—Publishers Weekly

 

“Combines a dash of Rumpelstiltskin with a dose of The Little Mermaid and all the love, laughter, joy, enchantment, magic, and sheer pleasure you can get from reading an unforgettable romance. Rebecca Paisley spins a tale of such beauty, delight, tenderness, and humor that you will be captivated by her characters and the marvelous fairy-tale atmosphere she creates.”—Romantic Times

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers


Paranormal romance, Regency romance, duke romance, fairies

Rebecca Paisley
Can an innocent miss with a preposterous plan win the jaded heart of a duke?

 Goldie Mae needs a duke. If she doesn’t produce one, she’ll lose the charming English estate she calls home. When a tall, dark stranger with a sardonic drawl and glittering green eyes drags the golden-haired beauty out of a pond to “save” her from “drowning”, she believes she’s found the man who can make all her dreams come true. She offers to give the bemused fellow “duke lessons”, not realizing she is instructing the very man born to the role.

 

Saber Tremayne, the Duke of Ravenhurst, is known as the “Diamond Duke” because the untimely death of his fiancé has chilled his heart to ice. Weary of being pursued by fortune-hunting beauties, Saber can’t resist going along with Goldie’s hare-brained masquerade. As Goldie begins to melt his icy heart one kiss at a time, Saber finds himself falling beneath the tender spell of a woman who will always prefer a crown of dandelions to a diamond tiara. But is it too late for the disenchanted duke to learn the most important lesson of all—how to love again?

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley makes your heart sing with joy! Her talent shines brighter than any diamond. Historical romance at its best!”—Romantic Times

Regency romance, duke romance, nobility romance

 

Rebecca Paisley
 Can love’s tender spell melt the icy heart of a duke?

 Jourdian Amberville, the Duke of Heathcourte, is looking for the perfect bride. A practical and staid companion who will fit into his perfectly ordered life and never tempt him to fall in love. What he is not looking for is a violet-eyed sprite who tumbles right out of the sky to knock him off his horse.

 

Jourdian doesn’t know that Splendor is an actual fairy princess seeking the human mate she is destined to love. After they are forced to wed to avert a scandal, Jourdian realizes his new wife is no ordinary duchess, but a tender-hearted temptress who talks to animals and weeps diamond teardrops. The delightful chaos the mischievous beauty brings to his life threatens to make him lose not only his temper…but his heart.

 

If Jourdian is to keep Splendor, he must learn to surrender that heart to the strongest, most dangerous magic of all—the magic of true love. 

 

Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.

 

“A charmer…a delightful adult fairy tale…perhaps best read alone so one doesn’t have to explain having a laugh or even a bit of a cry over a fairy tale.”—Publishers Weekly

 

“Combines a dash of Rumpelstiltskin with a dose of The Little Mermaid and all the love, laughter, joy, enchantment, magic, and sheer pleasure you can get from reading an unforgettable romance. Rebecca Paisley spins a tale of such beauty, delight, tenderness, and humor that you will be captivated by her characters and the marvelous fairy-tale atmosphere she creates.”—Romantic Times

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers


Paranormal romance, Regency romance, duke romance, fairies

Rebecca Paisley
Does a delightfully innocent “soiled dove” dare to believe in once upon a time with a notorious gunslinger?

 Russia Valentine is looking for a noble Prince Charming to make all of her happily-ever-after dreams come true. But when a hardened Texas gunslinger comes swaggering into the saloon where she works, she can’t resist falling beneath the seductive spell of his midnight-black hair and glittering obsidian eyes.  

 

Santiago Zamora stopped believing in fairy tales—and happily ever afters—a long time ago. The last thing the reluctant bounty hunter needs in his life is a tart-tongued beauty who sings like a dying nanny goat, has a cat who insists on sleeping in his hat, attracts catastrophe wherever she goes, and makes his pulse pound with a dangerous desire he had hoped never to feel again.

 

When Russia tricks Santiago into helping her track the villain with the power to destroy all of her dreams, Santiago must fight the temptation to surrender to a spell of a different kind—one woven of passion and tenderness…and the irresistible hope that it might not be too late for him to find a happily ever after of his own—in Russia Valentine’s arms.  

(Formerly titled Rainbows and Rapture)

Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers

 

“Rebecca Paisley makes your heart sing with joy! Her talent shines brighter than any diamond. Historical romance at its best!”—Romantic Times

Rebecca Paisley
 Once upon a time…

 Peachy McGee has always dreamed of finding her own Prince Charming and living happily ever after. When an unscrupulous doctor tells her she’s dying, she resolves to live the last of her life to the fullest—and sets sail for the tiny island kingdom of Aventine to marry herself a prince.

 

But while Seneca, the heir to the Aventine throne, is wealthy and unbearably handsome, his aristocratic arrogance infuriates the flame-haired hellion. And Peachy is not about to let any domineering blue-blood have his royal way with her—not unless Seneca reveals the noble soul hidden beneath his guarded mask…and learns to love the charming country miss, outrageous quirks and all.  

 

Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.

 

“Rebecca Paisley makes your heart sing with joy! Her talent shines brighter than any diamond. Historical romance at its best!”—Romantic Times

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers


Regency romance, royal romance, prince romance

 

Rebecca Paisley
WANTED: TALL, DARK-HAIRED, BLUE-EYED MAN TO SIRE GENIUS CHILD. PRIZE: $100 IN GOLD

 When bluestocking bookworm Theodosia Worth resolves to bear a baby for her childless sister, she decides an advertisement is the most practical way to find a father. Leaving behind the comforts of Boston, she travels west in the hope of striking a business-only arrangement with a likely candidate.

 

Hired gun Roman Montana gallops into the dusty Texas town on his silver steed, not knowing he’s been hired to guard the luscious body of a golden-haired, whiskey-eyed beauty with plenty of “book smarts” but without a lick of common sense. Roman is forced to protect the infuriating woman—and her infernal parrot—from the lechers who respond to her ad.

 

Roman may not be a genius but he’s smart enough to realize he’s the only true candidate for the job of the “stud” who can make all of Theodosia’s dreams come true. By proving he’s up to the task, he just might earn a prize more precious than gold—Theodosia’s heart.

 

Winner of the Affaire de Coeur Reviewers Choice Award for “Best Historical Romance”

 

Rebecca Paisley is the bestselling author of Diamonds and Dreams, The Barefoot Bride, A Basket of Wishes, Heartstrings, Bed of Roses, Moonlight and Magic, A Prince to Call My Own and Happily Forever After.

 

“Enchanting and funny…The queen of endearing and perplexing heroines is back! Do not let this book slip by.”—Affaire de Coeur

 

“Witty and charming…a refreshingly different read. Rebecca Paisley has a delightful way with words. She makes your heart sing with joy and her talent shines brighter than any diamond! Historical romance at its best!”—Romantic Times

 

“Charm, imagination and laughter! All you need is Rebecca Paisley!”—Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Boldly goes where few writers go and she does it brilliantly!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley is the Queen of unique and charming love stories!” Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Rebecca Paisley dazzles the heart!” Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

 

“One of the most talented writers in the genre, Ms. Paisley is an absolute delight to read! Once you’ve read your first Paisley, we can guarantee it won’t be your last!”—Historical Romance Writers


Victorian romance, western romance, humorous romance

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