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Wait For Me


Barb A. Hart - 2016
    She prefers breeches to dresses, and spends her time riding horses, fishing, and climbing trees. When Emily is fourteen, she meets Cameron, the Duke of Templeton’s grandson. Their friendship deepens over the years, until Cameron is called to fight against Napoleon. They express their devotion to each other and make love for the first time before Cameron heads off to war. When Emily’s father discovers she’s pregnant, he’s livid. He had no idea his tomboy daughter has fallen in love, and her predicament threatens to destroy their family’s honor. He sends Emily to live with Cameron's eccentric great aunt, and, to avoid shame, insists that she claims she is married. Upon return from the battlefield, Cameron hears that Emily has wed and was pregnant. She writes him to explain the situation, but the letters never arrive, and the misunderstanding sends Cameron into a spiral of rage and despair. Their paths will cross again, but will their love be enough to overcome the fates at work to keep them apart?

An Earl for the desperate bride


Regina Darcy - 2016
    Never wanting for anything, her privileged life is shattered when she is forced into an arranged marriage with Lord Sevile. A most loathsome man who uses and abuses those around him. Desperate and alone, Eliza’s only comfort is the stable groom Stephen Ravencroft and the feelings she has for him. With only a common man’s promise that he will save her before she has to marry Lord Sevile. Eliza is left clinging on to her small sliver of hope as the day of her wedding nears. Can she really place her future in a poor man’s hands? Have faith in someone so far beneath her on the social ladder. But Stephen Ravencroft might just be more than he seems. Buy it now to find out how it all ends. An Earl for the desperate bride is a Clean Short Read Regency Historical Romance. It is part of the Regency Tales Series. Each story can be read as a standalone but if you wish to read about the other stories these are available for just $0.99 or FREE On Kindle Unlimited. Regina Darcy writes clean, short, regency romance stories that always have a good old fashioned happy ending. REGENCY LORDS SERIES 1: Mesmerising a Duke 2: Bewitching the Viscount 3: Winning the Viscount Heart 4: The Duke's Secret Desire REGENCY TALES SERIES 1: An Earl for the desperate bride 2: The Earl and the girl from the Abbey 3: A Governess for the faithless Duke 4: A Duke’s son to the rescue 5: Captivated by the Earl

The Transformation of the Bashful Lady


Fanny Finch - 2020
    Neglected by her mother after her father’s death, she lacks the knowledge of social etiquette and proper appearances. But her life will change when she receives proper tutelage from a strange lady.Andrew Clayton, the Marquess of Somerset, is a sworn bachelor, as he had his heart broken once already. But when he witnesses the transformation of a timid girl into a dazzling woman, his views on marriage will fly out of the window.But Sarah is not the only one trying to win Andrew’s heart and her rival will use everything in her arsenal to eliminate the competition…*If you like engaging characters, heart- wrenching twists and turns, and lots of romance, then you’ll love “The Transformation of the Bashful Lady”!

The Last Waltz: . . . another pride and prejudice journey of love


Pat Santarsiero - 2015
    Darcy. But the result of one Fateful night changes everything. Can she ever overcome her insecurities enough to allow herself to be loved? Experience has taught Fitzwilliam Darcy that love is fleeting at best, an impractical emotion that is hardly worth the effort. Will he ever find the courage to finally offer his heart to someone? The Last Waltz may be their last chance for happiness.

The Blind Duke


Emma Brady - 2018
    One bad decision leads to an accident that leaves him blind and strips him of his place in society. Desperate to gain back his status, Thomas devises a plan to win the hand of the season’s more desirable woman but finds it more difficult than he expected and forces him to find help. Eloisa Noble has returned to London to help her beautiful cousin navigate the season in hopes of finding a husband. Memories from her own failed season years before haunt her and make her desperate to leave the city for good, but only obtaining the funds for independence will allow her that. An offer from the devilishly handsome Duke could be the answer to her problem, but she finds it difficult to keep it just business between them. As they work towards creating a couple that Society would approve of, the two of them might discover that love doesn’t care about appearances alone. They will look past the expectations of others and find that real beauty can be a surprise.

Darcy Unmasked: A Pride and Prejudice Variation


Jane Grix - 2015
    But a Masquerade Ball changes everything. Darcy Unmasked is a Pride and Prejudice Variation. It is approximately 38,000 words, which is a long novella or short novel.

Marrying Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation


Juliana Abbott - 2019
     Rather than see her sister marry her cousin, a horribly dry man she doesn’t love, Elizabeth Bennet hatches a plan that will see her sister marry a wealthy man and send their boring cousin packing. Moments before the ceremony, Elizabeth’s plans go awry, and she is inexplicably cast into her sister’s role as a blushing bride. Despite her best intentions, Elizabeth suddenly faces the risk of scandal and public ruin… and a marriage she never planned on. Married to the much-revered Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth struggles to understand the stirrings in her heart. When an afternoon by the lake goes awry, Fitzwilliam Darcy finds himself giving his consent to marry a woman he’s never met. He never imagined his return to Pemberley would result in a new bride, a growing scandal, and an inexplicable connection to the beautiful and tenacious Elizabeth. As he settles into his unexpected role, a threat emerges, promising to sever their relationship and possibly ruin Elizabeth’s good name. With controversy stirring from all angles, can Elizabeth convince Fitzwilliam that he is the man she’s come to care for more than anyone in the world? **** Marrying Mr. Darcy is a sensual romance featuring Our Dear Couple in this Pride & Prejudice Variation, and it's over 40,000 words long.. ****

A Season for Love


Cynthia Breeding - 2012
    When she is thrown from her horse while on a country ride, a dashing, raven-haired soldier, just home from the war, gallantly rescues her as a knight-of-old.At twenty-two with no dowry, Elizabeth knows she will never marry into the aristocracy, but the soldier, Darian, would be a good match. Harboring fantastical thoughts, she hopes to see him at the Duke’s provincial ball the following week.See him she does, for Darian is the Marquess of Bingington, heir to the duke—and totally out of her league. Totally.

The Gamester's Daughter


Dorothy Mack - 1998
     Can Claudia place her trust in Lord Pelham? 1816, Paris As a frequent hostess of her father’s Parisian gaming house, young Claudia Herbert is one of the most sought-after belles in the city. But when her father is murdered, she is forced to disguise herself and flee to England for her safety — and to carry out the dangerous task that he left her. However, a twist of fate draws Claudia into the chaotic home of the Brewster children, where she agrees to help out until their uncle — Lord Miles Pelham — returns from his travels. To Claudia’s dismay, Miles instantly recognises her from her old life in Paris. And now she must decide whether to enlist his help or go on the run once again… The Gamester’s Daughter by Dorothy Mack is a classic Regency Romance with a strong and daring heroine.

The Poor Relation


Margaret Bennett - 2013
    They are invited to a house party, where, without London’s restrictions, Chloe walks her aunt’s Yorkshire terrier. She blunders into Viscount Camden during his clandestine activities. As circumstances throw them together, Chloe cannot deny her growing feelings for Camden, a renowned rake, but knows he is not for her.Oliver Camden, an agent for the Crown, is recruited to discover a British traitor and French agents and prevent stolen documents from falling into the wrong hands. He rescues Chloe when she unwittingly encounters the French agents. Never one to dangle after an innocent, Camden, however, is drawn to Chloe’s beauty and integrity and finds himself seeking out her company.

Mistress of Mellyn & Kirkland Revels


Victoria Holt - 1962
    "As the train carried Martha Leigh -- heroine of Mistress of Mellyn - through the wooded hills of Devon, she could not help feeling a deep sense of foreboding." "The magnificent manor house on the Yorkshire moors, the ancestral home of the Rockwell family, was called Kirkland Revels."

From Longbourn to Pemberley


Elizabeth Ann West - 2015
    From Longbourn to Pemberley traces the first year of their lives, as each daughter of Robert Bennet fights for her own happily ever after. This is a boxed set of the previously published A Winter Wrong, A Spring Sentiment, A Summer Shame, and An Autumn Accord designed specifically for readers who want to sit down and enjoy the story as one novel as the novellas were planned to fulfill a story arc this way.

The Firstborn


Quenby Olson - 2017
    She has removed them from the only home they ever knew, taken on the care of Lucy's illegitimate son, George, and even assumed the role of a widow and mother in order to erase all hint of scandal from the boy's birth. But rumor continues to follow them like the darkest of clouds, and Sophia must adapt to her new existence as a false widow with no prospects beyond the doors of her small cottage.Lord Haughton will stop at nothing to prevent the slightest whiff of disgrace from tainting his family's name. When he learns of his younger brother's latest indiscretion-one that leaves a bastard child in his wake-Haughton rushes across the country to offer the boy's mother a comfortable living in exchange for her silence about the child's true parentage. But he arrives only to have his generous offer thrown back in his face by Sophia Brixton, a sharp-tongued and sharper-witted woman who proceeds to toss him out of her house. But just because he is banished from her home does not mean he is so easily banished from her life.

The Rogues Club Boxed Set


Annette Blair - 2012
    Laughter, romance, calamity and tears.“Annette Blair is a master artist in the world of romantic fiction. A strong plot provides the canvas for her compelling characters. Vivid settings and engaging minor characters beautifully augment the portrait. Fascinating subplots add depth. Spicy sexual encounters supply bold strokes . . .” MyShelf.comBio: A New York Times Bestselling author, Annette Blair left her job as a Development Director and Journalism Advisor at a private New England prep school to become a full time writer. At forty books and counting, she’s added cozy mysteries and bewitching romantic comedies to her award-winning Historical Romances.The Rogues Club Awards at First Printing:UNDENIABLE ROGUE2003 Laurel Wreath Award Winner, VCRW 2002 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award Nominee2003 Holt Medallion Award Finalist, VRW 2003 Barclay Gold Top Ten Favorite, LCRW 2003 Aspen Gold Finalist, HODRW 2003 Winter Rose Winner, Yellow Rose RW 2003 A Lories Best Overall Award of Excellence Winner UNFORGETTABLE ROGUE2003 Booksellers Best Award, GDRW 2003 Laurel Wreath Award Winner, VCRW 2003 Orange Rose Finalist, Orange County RWA 2003 Aspen Gold Finalist, HODRW 2003 Blue Boa Award of Excellence Winner, Peninsular Chapter RWA 2002 Romantic Times K.I.S.S., Knight In Shining Silver AwardUNMISTAKABLE ROGUE2003 Booksellers Best Award, GDRW 2005 Gallant Rogue of the Year Nominee, Reed Gilbride, HRC2004 Readers' Poll Favorite, Best Regency [Historical], AdC2003 Most Exciting Start to a Story, Romance Reviews 1996 Hook, Line & Sinker Winner, Hudson Valley RWA1996 RWA Golden Heart Finalist as Act of CharityUNTAMABLE ROGUE, Formerly A Christmas Baby2005 Aspen Gold Winner, HODRW 2004 A Reviewers' International Organization Winner 2005 Regency Romance of the Year Nominee, HRC 2005 Bravest Heroine of the Year Award Winner, Larkin McAdams 2005 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist, S Magic RWA 2005 Top Ten Reads for 2004, Lynda Lukow, MyShelf 2004 #1 Top Pick, October, ARR 2004 Top Pick Award, RRAH

A Bird in Hand


Allison Lane - 1999
    But in saving her life, he almost loses his own! When he comes to, he finds himself alone with the mysterious lady in a small country cottage. And though he had successfully avoided the marriage-minded maidens of the "ton" for years, he felt honor-bound to propose to his beautiful benefactor. After all, they had spent the night alone, and the scandal would be unbearable. But the woman vehemently refuses, and disappears. But the young lord finds himself not so willing to let go of her, and the chase is on.