An Italophile since the age of nineteen when she studied painting at Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy, Dorah Blume has published short fiction and nonfiction in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for ¿Hunger for Learning.¿ Considering herself a late bloomer, she expanded her artistic reach from visual to the written word in her forties with an MFA in creative writing from Emerson, and has navigated between the two ever since.
Against the colourful backdrop of nineteenth-century Italy, honeycombed with
revolutionaries and patriots, this spellbinding novel unfolds the tale of lovers
and villains - and of a woman who knew what she wanted and would stop at
nothing to achieve it.
Esme has never lacked for admirers, but having Lord Windermere’s company goes a long way to ease the pain of losing her suddenly betrothed lover. And when Windermere suggests an affair, Esme is intrigued by the blazing-hot connection even while knowing their relationship has no future beyond his house party.
But as with any temptation, it’s a bargain they’ll soon regret.
Book 1 of the Scottish Dreams Trilogy
Driven to undo the evil wrought by her dead husband, Millicent Wentworth must find a way to save her estate and free the innocent people he enslaves. Her only hope is a marriage—in name only—to the notorious widower, the Earl of Aytoun.
Devastated by the tragic accident that killed his wife and left him gravely wounded, Lyon Pennington, fourth Earl of Aytoun, is tormented by the accusations that blame him for the catastrophe. Filled with despair, he lets his mother lure him into a marriage of convenience—for the sake of a good-hearted woman on the verge of financial ruin.
Under Millicent’s gentle gaze, Lyon begins to regain his strength and his wounded heart begins to heal. And soon Millicent discovers that beneath his unruly beard and grim demeanor, Lyon just may be the most handsome—and caring—man she’s ever encountered. For the first time in her life, she realizes that she is alive—alive with a smoldering desire for the one man she’ll love forever…
Holt Medallion Winner for Best Historical Romance
Romantic Times Award Winner for Best British-Set Historical Romance
Clan chief Grey Campbell would rather die than see Finlarig Castle, his family home, fall into English hands. He’s already had to fight off a blazing fire, likely set by the outsiders constantly lurking outside the castle, so one beautiful Englishwoman flashing a bill of sale does not intimidate him.
Evelyn Worthington has dreams her own. Dreams that could finally come true, now that her brother has purchased a Scottish castle. The trek from England was exhausting, but it will all be worth it once she can get past the brawny Highlander and into her castle... And ignore the passions that flare between them.
It’s a battle of wills, but Evelyn and Grey aren’t the only ones with their sights set on Finlarig. As secrets are revealed and muskets are lit, the fate of the Campbell Clan, Evelyn’s hard-fought plan, and the possible future between this Sassenach and Highlander are in as much jeopardy as their lives.
Each book in The Campbells series is STANDALONE:
* The Scottish Rogue
* The Savage Highlander
* The Wicked Viscount
* The Highland Outlaw
Lord Nathaniel Harte, the disagreeable Duke of Beswick, spends his days smashing porcelain, antagonizing his servants, and snarling at anyone who gets too close. With a ruined face like his, it's hard to like much about the world. Especially smart-mouthed harpies—with lips better suited to kissing than speaking—who brave his castle with indecent proposals.
But Lady Astrid Everleigh will stop at nothing to see her younger sister safe from a notorious scoundrel, even if it means offering herself up on a silver platter to the forbidding Beast of Beswick himself. And by offer, she means what no highborn lady of sound and sensible mind would ever dream of—a tender of marriage with her as his bride.