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The Rose of Ravenscrag by Patricia Phillips
Glynnis Campbell - 2018
Headstrong Hilaire will do anything to escape that fate, even confront her fear of the dark by fleeing her besieged castle through an ancient tunnel. Her bridegroom, Giric mac Leod, is just as determined to claim his rightful bride. But when he storms her fortress, his reckless actions trap him in an underground rockslide. The dispirited knight welcomes death's embrace…until he hears the one sound he can't ignore—the call of a maiden in distress.
Kathryn Le Veque - 2015
This is an exciting stand-alone novella regarding a knight, a lady, and an ancient Roman sword.Medieval England 1272 A.D. - THE LEGEND BEGINS....Sir Eryx de Reyne has both Scots and English blood in him. He serves at Prudhoe Castle on the Scots border. Cleaning up after a border skirmish along the ancient Roman wall, he chases some Scots into the ruins of a Mile Castle, an old Roman fort. After a brief battle, he is about to leave the ruined castle when he notices loose stones and the reflection of something metal. Pulling away the stones, he discovers an ancient Roman gladius.Eryx is very fond of a local lady but she’s also being heavily courted by his nemesis. Both Eryx and his nemesis are in on the raid and the nemesis is with Eryx when he discovers the sword. When Eryx declares he is going to give the lady his newly-found sword, the competition heats up. What was once a semi-friend contest soon becomes a deadly happening....Lady Frederica “Freddie” de Titouan is a lovely, gentle lady and she is quite thrilled when Eryx presents her the ancient sword. Freddie rather likes the big, dark knight but the budding romance is interrupted by Eryx' nemesis. Two knights and one lady make recipe for disaster when the nemesis is able to blame Eryx for a terrible accident, attempting to sway Freddie against him.It is the ultimate battle for the lady's hand in this tale of love, vengeance, and ultimately redemption.Other segments in the WITH DREAMS ONLY OF YOU collection are:Isle of the Blessed by Suzan TisdaleMy Love for Thee by Christi CaldwellHeart of Fragile Stars by Cynthia WrightEternally Bound by Eliza KnightOnly of You by Eva DevonAll segments are stand-alone novellas or can be read together for one collective story about the Theodosia Sword and the de Reyne family.
The Slum Angel
AnneMarie Brear - 2019
Yet, she is drawn to help the poor families in the slums, much to her family’s disgust. When her uncle dies suddenly, her cousins blame Victoria, and she is thrown out of the house with nothing.Victoria flees to the poor side of York to start again in a world that is full of perils. To combat the heartache of being without her family, she befriends the destitute women and children in the slums, but such friendships come with the danger of disease, and increasing poverty, and the threat of a brutal man could cost her everything.Can Victoria find the security she has lost? Will a certain doctor be the man she can give her heart to? Or will the ghosts of the past return to take away everything she has worked so hard for?
Captain and Countess
Alice Gaines - 2015
Captain Jason Northcross desperately desires his sister, Lily, to marry into noble society. To achieve a duchy for his sister, he needs a proper marriage for himself. His status guarantees an easily achieved betrothal, and he should have no trouble selecting one of the eligible young ladies during his party in the countryside. However, distracted from his goal, he has a hard time keeping his hands off his neighbor, Lady Rushford.The late Earl of Rushford's widow, Bess Webster, believes romance has passed her by. So why can’t she keep Captain Northcross out of her dreams? And how does he inflame passions she didn’t know she had? While she should be focused on penning novels and finding husbands for her friends, her thoughts center on broad shoulders and laughing green eyes.Will these misaligned engagements be set straight before the final vows have been spoken?
The Edge of Forever
Suzan Tisdale - 2016
Fate and circumstances lead her to Turin, Italy where she is saved from living in those dark, bleak back alleys by a stranger’s kindness. After becoming the dressmaker to a group of courtesans, she sees the world from a new perspective and makes a decision that will forever change her life. Charles Emmanuel, the heir apparent and Prince of Piedmont was despised by his father. Never meant to be prince or king, Charles’ life and destiny were changed after the death of his older and much favored brother. Call it fate or destiny. Charles and Isabella are brought together. Just as one tiny spark destroyed her life, a spark of desire and passion changes it again. She was more than his courtesan; she was the love of his life. A love story that spanned decades and defied all the odds. But the hatred of one woman – Charles’ wife and queen – threatens to destroy what they have. He will do anything he can to keep Isabella safe; including setting her free.
Diana Cosby - 2016
When the English murder Lady Katherine Calbraith’s family, she refuses their demands to wed an English noble to retain her home. Avalon Castle is her birthright, one she’s determined to keep. After Katherine’s daring escape, she’s stunned when Scotland’s king agrees to allow her to return to Avalon, but under the protection of Sir Stephan MacQuistan . . . as the knight’s wife. To reclaim her heritage, Katherine agrees. She accepts her married fate, certain that regardless of the caliber of the man, Stephan may earn her trust, but he’ll never win her love. One of the Knights Templar, Stephan desires no bride, only vengeance for a family lost and a legacy stolen. A profound twist of fate tears apart the Brotherhood he loves, but offers him an opportunity to reclaim his legacy—Avalon Castle. Except to procure his childhood home along with a place to store Templar treasures, he must wed the unsuspecting daughter of the man who killed his family. To settle old scores, Stephan agrees, aware Katherine is merely a means to an end. The passion that arises between them is as dangerous as it is unexpected. When mortal enemies find themselves locked in love’s embrace, Stephan and Katherine must reconsider their mission and everything they once thought to be true.
Cheryl Holt - 2019
But scandal and injury have finally driven him home to England to assume his role as Earl of Selby. He's a lonely, solitary man who's estranged from his family and haunted by a past he can't seem to remember. Nell Drummond was orphaned as a girl and raised by her mother's wealthy friends. She's been supported financially, but treated like a poor relative who's a heavy burden. With no dowry or prospects, she'll likely never marry or have a home of her own. She's resigned to her fate as a spinster. When she meets Nathan, there's an instant spark they both recognize, but how can they act on it? He's too far above her in the world, and she could never be the wife he needs. But some attractions are too strong to fight and some love is meant to be…
The Rogues of Ravensmuir Boxed Set
Claire Delacroix - 2012
She returns to Ravensmuir, her husband’s holding, knowing it is haunted by secrets and hoping to discover the truth‚ only to realize that her infuriating spouse has tricked her again.In The Scoundrel, Evangeline is determined to reclaim her family’s treasure from the notorious thief, Gawain, never expecting that this man reputed to have no heart will become enamored of her. Gawain cannot resist Evangeline’s challenges or her allure—can he mend his ways in time to save his lady love and all she holds dear?In The Warrior, Aileen is abducted by the dangerous Hawk to be his wife, though she can make no sense of his choice. The Hawk’s holding is besieged by his enemies shortly thereafter—has his unwilling bride brought treachery into his abode, or does trusting her offer his only chance of salvation?This digital boxed set includes all three medieval romances in the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy: The Rogue, The Scoundrel, and The Warrior.
A Memory of Love
Bertrice Small - 2000
. . . Spirited, iron-willed Rhonwyn is the bastard child of the Prince of Wales, raised more boy than girl, able to ride and fight with the best. Against her wishes, she is married off to an English lord, Edward de Beaumont, who is stunned to discover that his lovely gilt-haired bride is a fiery wildcat with a mind of her own. Slowly, he wins her trust and her heart, and she accompanies him on the Crusades to North Africa. But when Edward falls ill, Rhonwyn boldly leads his troops, only to become a captive of the sensual Emir of Cinnebar, a man who will teach her the ways of erotic love–passions that will be put to the test when she returns to England to battle once more . . . this time for the man who rules her heart.
My Gallant Enemy
Rexanne Becnel - 1990
Years later, Corbett unexpectedly turns up to claim his beautiful bride and, by contract, her valuable dowry: Castle Orrick. Suspecting some royal intrigue lies behind Corbett’s sudden desire for this marriage, Lilliane vows she will never lie in his bed. But what fate awaits Lilliane—and all England—if she resists him? And what darker fate if she surrenders?
Connie Mason - 2002
Storming through the battered portcullis, Lionheart finds not his mysterious foe, but a beautiful maiden awaiting him in the hall. Now a different battle is being fought, one that requires subtler tactics, but no less a mighty weapon. Original.
His Fair Lady
Kathleen Kirkwood - 2001
. .During the murderous assault on the village of Vaux, little “Ana” lost all she knew. Suddenly, out of the burning wreckage, a young man appeared and rescued her from the horrors of the night. He proved to be a squire in a company of knights, on their way to join the Crusades. At a neighboring village, he delivered her into the care of a peasant couple who promised to love her. Before departing, he gifted her with something to remember him by . . . the silver cross from around his neck.A wrong to be righted . . .After a decade of fighting in the east, Sir Royce de Warrene returns to England a celebrated knight. But he soon discovers the terrible mistake he made on that long-ago night. The orphan girl was no peasant child, but an heiress of noble blood — Lady Juliana Mandeville — and he deprived her of her birthright. He is charged with a quest — to find her at once and restore her to her grandfather — by order of the king!Love to be fulfilled, fated long ago . . .Now grown to womanhood, the stunningly beautiful and saucy “Ana” refuses to believe the knight when he disrupts her wedding day, intent on taking her from those she loves and to deliver her to strangers at the English court. She grips the silver cross she wears, wishing her gallant squire could rescue her once more. Although she cannot remember his face clearly and never knew his name, she has not forgotten the night he saved her so long ago.