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The Gypsy Blessing: An Austen-Inspired Romance


Wendi Sotis - 2013
    For her exceptional kindness, Elizabeth is awarded a blessing, bestowed through gypsy magic. Forgetting the incident, Elizabeth thinks it merely odd when she begins to receive drawings in the mail with no return address—until she recognizes these same scenes as they become true events in her life. Through the blessing, circumstances bring Elizabeth and Jane Bennet to Ramsgate, where they meet Georgiana and Fitzwilliam Darcy, along with a charming young man named George Wickham. Will Elizabeth’s efforts to reshape future events alter her destiny?

Abducted Heiress


Amanda Scott - 2001
    But before they were taken they received a secret sign from their mother, a constant reminder of their true birth, of their kinship with the Secret Clan...ABDUCTED HEIRESSMolly Gordon, the Maid of Dunsithe, was the wealthiest lass in Scotland-or she would be if anyone could find her fortune. Her father had hidden the fabulous Dunsithe treasure, only to pass away before he could reveal his secret...and before Molly and her sister were spirited away and separated, perhaps forever. Now, on the misty island where she's kept captive, Molly longs for a hero brave enough to rescue her.Sir Finlay Mackenzie-known as Wild Fin-is a hot-tempered warrior who has been granted possession of the Maid of Dunsithe. Armed with the right to marry her or barter her, he must deal with a proud woman who resists his passion and defies his commands. As they wrestle with danger and desire, neither will see the ancient, mystical bond that connects their fates...until Wild Fin and Molly open their hearts to magic and love.

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?

Slinky Jane


Catherine Cookson - 1971
    Soon the woods are full of men out to catch both the eel and the girl. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.

The Scottish Selkie (Long Swords, Hot Heroes & Warrior Women)


Cornelia Amiri - 2011
    A bow and arrow carrying Pict beauty takes vengeance on a royal target but fails at her attempt to slay the Scot King, Kenneth McAlpin. To save her life, she is forced to wed the king's cousin, Malcolm. Just as the Scot warrior and the Pict Princess begin to forge a bond, Malcolm must reveal his incredible secret and choose between two worlds, one with Bethoc or one without.(A Cornelia Amiri, Long Swords, Hot Heroes, & Warrior Women novel)

A Royal Disposition: A Pride and Prejudice Novel


Amy Cecil - 2012
    Elizabeth and Darcy are in love and plan to marry, until Elizabeth comes face to face with Lady Catherine De Bourgh. Although standing strong during the worst confrontation of Miss Elizabeth’s life, she soon realizes that she cannot marry Mr. Darcy and refuses him. Futile attempts by Mr. Darcy to win her back fail, until he finds out the most astonishing information about Elizabeth Bennet.Show More Show Less

The Outlaw's Angel


Helen Hardt - 2012
    When a preacher's beautiful daughter provides a means for escape, he takes it. On the run with his feisty hostage, Bobby swears to her he means her no harm.Naomi Blackburn wants nothing more than to go home to her ma and pa. But her handsome outlaw captor ignites a passion in her that's both frightening and exciting. Can two decidedly different souls come together? Or will misfortunes and Bobby's own doubts keep them apart?The Outlaw’s Angel is a 26,000 word American western historical romance novella. It contains spicy sex and graphic language and violence.

Days of Hope


Lyn Andrews - 2007
    For the Devlin family in Liverpool, the wartime years have been almost too much to bear. But at long last sisters Grace and Chrissie can return to their normal lives. Level-headed and hard-working, Grace wants nothing more than to meet a nice man and settle down. Vivacious Chrissie, though, craves fun and excitement – and there’s not much of that to be had in the austere post-war years. So when Chrissie meets Pat Kilroy, a handsome Irishman, she’s swept off her feet and eagerly follows Pat to Ireland. Chrissie soon realises she has made a terrible mistake, and Grace rushes to her side to help. But the consequences of Chrissie’s actions are to be as far-reaching as they are devastating.

The Lord’s Last Dance (The BainBridge - Love & Challenges) (The Regency Romance Story)


Jessie Bennett - 2018
    280 pages A Lonely Heart… Lady Winifred Ambridge is not considered the most eligible woman in the region. In fact, she's quickly approaching an age where she might easily be classified as a spinster instead. However, she's in no hurry to remedy this problem, especially since she's not yet met the man who entirely fulfills her dreams. At least, not that she remembers. An Old Flame… Though he doesn't speak of it, Lord Tyler Caldwell has forever loved a woman that he's not seen for many years, and has no intention of revealing the tender memory that he treasures so deeply. In fact, if truth be told, he will never confess even to himself that if he cannot marry the angel of that one special dance, he will never marry. As the heir apparent for the Duke of Bellhouse, though, the pressure is on to find a bride and produce an heir… A Vision From the Past… When Tyler finally has the opportunity to talk to Winifred about the dance that has so captured his heart, he wonders if he should instead be silent. After all, the fiancé thought long-dead has suddenly reappeared with designs on the woman Tyler loves, and perhaps he should be the one to woo the beautiful Lady Winifred…even if his intentions are not entirely honorable. Will Tyler choose to tell Winifred about the memory of the dance in which she stole his heart and gained his eternal, undying love? Should he allow the fiancé she once loved to take his place instead? Can Winifred see past her desire for the man of her dreams and remember the dance that Tyler mentions-or will she choose to remain single for the rest of her life instead?

The Return: A Pride and Prejudice Story


Timothy Underwood - 2015
    Bingley returned after the Netherfield Ball and asked Jane to marry him. He admitted to Jane that Mr. Darcy’s advice had nearly stopped him. Elizabeth, eager to hear anything ill about Mr. Darcy, made her sister tell the story. Jane said Mr. Darcy discouraged his friend because he sincerely believed her to be indifferent. Elizabeth knew better. Darcy was selfish and unfeeling. Elizabeth wasn’t naïve and willing to believe every story told to her. At the wedding Darcy said he approved of his friend’s marriage because Jane clearly loved Bingley. In fact, he might follow his friend’s example and marry for affection. Elizabeth wasn’t going to let this hypocritical gentleman get away with his deception. Not after he tried to hurt Jane. She loudly said what she truly thought of him. Now Elizabeth realizes she was horribly mistaken about Darcy’s character. Now she loves him. But, is it too late for her? Has she lost his esteem forever?

Marry Me: With Scandals Bride And A Rogue's Proposal


Stephanie Laurens - 2006
    Scandals Bride and A Rogues Proposal.

Cockney Orphan


Carol Rivers - 2006
    The Isle of Dogs, heart of London's docklands, suffers the first terrible night of a nine-month Blitz. But for Connie Marsh, the discovery of an orphaned baby boy amongst the rubble brings a glimmer of hope to a time of darkness and suffering. She also finds herself falling in love with handsome Vic Campion, the man who helped her rescue the child they've named Lucky. But Connie's happiness is not to last. When his call-up papers arrive, Vic leaves for the navy - and Connie knows she might never see him again. And when a sinister figure emerges, claiming to be Lucky's grandfather, she is terrified of losing the child, too. Will she turn for comfort to Clint Hershey, the dashing GI who makes no secret of his admiration for her? Will she stay true to Vic, the man she really loves? Previously published with the title Connie of Kettle Street.

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?

When The Boys Come Home


Pamela Evans - 2007
    But when owner Dai Morgan is killed in an air raid, his daughter Megan is determined to continue in her father's footsteps and she braves the ravaged streets alone to do his milk round by horse and cart. Megan finds comfort in the knowledge that her twin girls are tucked away in a Welsh village, but she worries about her husband, Will, abroad with his platoon. And when Will's best friend, Doug Reynolds, returns, wounded and disfigured, she doesn't hesitate to take the poor man in. However, Doug is not the man she thinks he is. And when the boys come home, Megan has battle scars she can't allow Will to see...

A Life Apart: A Darcy and Elizabeth Pride and Prejudice Variation


Harriet Knowles - 2018
    Enraged at the Bennet family's manipulation, Darcy takes his new wife to Pemberley and leaves her there. He returns to London, with every intention of making his life apart from her. But as time goes on, he cannot avoid the feeling that he has left something very special in Derbyshire. Perhaps it is not just Pemberley he misses? Estranged from her family, and now trapped in a marriage she never wanted, Elizabeth must make a new life alone. With her husband's family against her, she needs to take drastic measures if she is to find a way through this. The only question is, does she want to escape from Darcy, or to him? Can a family's betrayal ever be forgiven? And when a marriage starts without love, can love ever be found? A Life Apart is a sweet and clean Regency Romance of 94,000 words.