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A Kiss For Lucy by Mona Prevel
A London Season
Patricia Bray - 1997
Here is a chance to find a wealthy husband and get the entire family out of debt. But the upper crust of London bristles at Jane's blunt country ways—everyone but Lord Glendale. The handsome Lord, not in the market for a wife, finds himself amused by Jane's frank manner and wagers that—within the month—even provincial Jane can be brought into fashion.His plan succeeds only too well, as Jane blossoms into the most popular young lady of the season. Now will Lord Glendale relinquish Jane to her newfound admirers? Or will he take the biggest gamble of all– and risk his heart in a challenging game of love?
Tenant of Chesdene Manor
Alice Chetwynd Ley - 1974
Could a mysterious stranger be the answer to Diana’s prayers…? 1809, England After the death of Sir Peter Chalfont his daughter, Diana, and her mother were left nearly penniless and at the mercy of their relative Sir Sidney, who inherited the Chalfont estate. Sir Sidney had no plans to retire to the countryside from his frivolous life in London and the women were allowed to remain at Chesdene Manor. But with no money for upkeep, the grand building soon fell into disrepair. Intelligent and headstrong, Diana is determined to take her future into her own hands. She advertises for a tenant in the hope of supplying herself with an income. But who is the strange man who agrees to the lease? Why does he seem to have a particular interest in the building? And how long can Diana keep her home before the rakish Sir Sidney returns to claim it…? TENANT OF CHESDENE MANOR is a classic Regency Romance by Alice Chetwynd Ley: a traditional British, historical adventure story with a twist of suspense and mystery, set during the Napoleonic Wars. ‘Alice’s books were amongst the first Regencies I ever read and I’ve loved them ever since’ – The Word Wenches ‘These vintage Regency romances hover somewhere between Jane Austen and the genre as we know it today. I really enjoy them.’ - Sonya’s Stuff
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”!
A Captivating Lady's Love Storm
Bridget Barton - 2020
After her first dance with a charming gentleman, her instinct tells her that he might be the one. While she can't stop daydreaming about her life by his side, everything is about to change when she discovers that his family is her father's lifelong feud. When her father announces that he will never allow her to see him again, Marianne's life falls into pieces. Desperate to escape her grim future, she tries to find the cause of her father's hate and soothe his resentful heart. Will she manage to put an end to an endless clash? Will she finally have the happy ending she has always been dreaming of?Edmund Stapleton is a kind gentleman with an intrepid mind. Even though he has never enjoyed balls and such social events, he has no choice but to fulfil society's expectations. When he first sees Marianne, he cannot help being smitten by her beauty. But a storm is brewing when he learns that the woman who is about to haunt his dreams would be the daughter of his father's most obnoxious enemy. Will Edmund stick to his father's demand to forget about Marianne, or will he start a relentless pursuit of claiming the woman he loves?Against all odds, Marianne and Edmund do everything in their power to spend a few moments together. But when her father finds out about their secret meetings, furious as he is, he forces her back to the countryside. To make matters worse, he finds an eligible man to betroth her at the earliest opportunity. In the end, will the two romantic souls escape from a terrible fate? Will their love withstand the obstacles that keep them apart?"A Captivating Lady's Love Storm" is a historical romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.
The Enigmatic Lady in the Ivory Tower
Hazel Linwood - 2020
Sent to live with a tyrannical Marchioness, she feels her life is ruined. But her confinement to the country turns out to be more than just lessons for proper manners.A life of toil as a stable hand is everything Gabriel Rowan has ever known. Though well aware of his place, Diana’s visits to the stables awaken in him feelings he is forbidden to express.With the appearance of Diana’s suitor, Gabriel’s heart is shattered and reminded of what he can never have. But a single truth is enough to make a castle of lies crumble. And that truth, hidden and concealed for decades, falls in Diana’s hands in the form of a letter. A letter from the late Marquess addressed to his second son...
Hearts and Ever Afters: Regency Romance Collection
Joyce Alec - 2018
She must now take charge of her own life if she is to ever know happiness! A Viscount’s Second Chance Henry is thrilled to have a second chance at love, but he risks losing Eleanor again when a scandal threatens to tear them apart! A Duke for Christmas Isabella did not want to end up on Charles’ doorstep, but it might be exactly what both of them need… A clean, Regency romance to warm your heart. Unexpected Earl Catherine is enamored with Lord Kerr and plans to marry him, but Lord Linton will do all he can to stop the union. Inspirational romances that will warm your heart! If you love clean and wholesome, Regency-era romances with a strong woman heroine, you will love the Hearts and Ever Afters Regency Romance Collection! Authors Note: These are clean, stand-alone romances.
Mayhem and Miranda
Carola Dunn - 1997
But when Lady Wiston invited her brash nephew, Peter, to stay with them upon his return from the wilds of British Canada, the prospect gave Miranda chills and an inexplicable tingle. And soon, she faced excitement aplenty, when a nefarious plot challenged the forces of true love.
Love, a Duke at Christmas: A Regency Romance Christmas Collection: 11 Delightful Regency Christmas Stories (Regency Collections Book 7)
Arietta RichmondLenora Levon - 2017
In this, the seventh Regency Collection, you will find some wonderful stories, each of which is the heartwarming tale of a Duke finding love at Christmas. Settle in for a Christmas immersed in love! If you love Christmas stories, and you love Regency Romance, then this is the collection for you! The stories included are Kissing the Duke of Hearts - by Arietta Richmond A Duke renowned for breaking hearts and wild ways, who despises the lower classes, an innocent young woman, born to the merchant class, a chance meeting at a Masquerade Ball, a carriage accident, a snowbound Christmas, an irresistible love. The Duke’s Christmas Bride - by Isabella Thorne A Duke, the sister of his friend, a secret, a misunderstanding, heartbreak averted, a love fulfilled. The Duke’s Secret - by Kelly Anne Bruce A death that leads to the unveiling of secrets, rumours and gossip, love long denied brought to light, misinterpreted intentions, and admission of love, a Christmas wedding. A Counterfeit Governess for the Duke - by Regina Darcy A family destroyed, a Lady bent on revenge, a Duke misrepresented, a governess who is not what she seems, a last-minute rescue, true love found. The Duke Who Hated Christmas - by Gemma Blackwood A Duke driven by the pain of the past, his new wife, determined to bring joy to the present, a Christmas season that changes everything, an enduring love and happiness discovered. The Duke’s Holiday Homecoming - by Alyce Healey A reunion of long parted relatives, a secret hidden for a generation, a love torn apart by pride, a Christmas chance to change, a love once lost renewed. Love at the Christmas Fayre - by Eleanor St Clair A Duke, an innkeeper’s daughter, an accidental meeting which causes injury, an unexpected companionship, an antagonism foiled, a love despite the odds. The Duke and the Christmas Ball - by Grace Austen A young lady out of place in society, a Duke who seeks solace in being ordinary, conversation that leads to love – and misunderstandings, the truth revealed, a proposal accepted. A Duke for Christmas - by Katherine Keats A Duke touched by scandal and rumour, a gentleman’s daughter, a snowstorm, a shared fight for survival, a connection that defies expectations, a love that overcomes all obstacles. An Agreement with the Duke - by Lenora Levon A Duke with an orphaned niece, a lady of good birth fallen on hard times, a Ball, an agreement, a growing attraction, a Christmas change of circumstance, a love that transcends status. The Duke’s Christmas Joy - by Sophia Ansley A jilted lady, a Duke who would be more than a friend, a Lord’s bad behaviour, rumours and discourtesy, a final choice, a Christmas proposal accepted.
The Governess Deal
Emma Linfield - 2021
Until she meets her employer and experiences his brutish manners.Left to care for his young son on his own, Randolph Higgins, Marquess of Naitham, still mourns the loss of his wife. Despite his mother's insistent attempts to get him to reenter the social circle, he refuses to entertain the idea. A conviction that crumbles when he is introduced to his son's new governess.So comes spring after snow, and both Randolph and Valerie find their hearts reaching out for each other. A love that seems doomed, when Valerie starts receiving threats. A note logged in her pillow with a dagger brings back some of the worst memories of her life, fearing that the man from her past has returned to get her. Desperate to keep her safe from a stranger, Randolph fails to see the danger that's hiding in plain sight.
The Stanbroke Girls
Fiona Hill - 1981
They are surrounded by a glimmering cast of characters, from the unreliable but dashing rake Jeffery de Guere to the lovely and shy Miss Amy Lewis. And, of course, the Stanbroke girls: Lady Isabella, romantic and dreamy, yet surprisingly practical, and Lady Elizabeth, her older sister, a heroine of great sense and wit as well as beauty. As these characters dance, court, conspire, love, and chase their way through some of the most fashionable spots of England and the continent, we join their elegant circle for the sparkling, sophisticated romp. As always, Fiona Hill brings a fresh and engaging liveliness to the world of Regency manners, making The Stanbroke Girls a triumphant delight to read.
The Barefoot Baroness
Joan Smith - 1992
She hardly felt qualified to accompany her cousin Olivia, Baroness Pilmore, to London for her debut. However, Olivia's fears of social failure proved unfounded--although meeting the Season's social lion, Lord Hyatt, whose artistic talent was rivaled only by his masculine perfection, was a bit troubling. His interest in painting Olivia's portrait put Laura on her guard. Was it Olivia's aesthetic countenance or her fortune that Hyatt found so appealing? Moreover, Laura found Hyatt's attention to herself most disturbing. Alas, she knew it was simply a matter of time until he saw her for the provincial miss that she was....
Lord Glenraven's Return (Signet Regency Romance)
Anne Barbour - 1994
This romantic Regency won the RWA's 1991 Golden Heart Award.
An Unmarried Lady
Anna Willman - 2011
“You don’t want a fortune and you don’t want to be married, while I should enjoy both excessively. If Great Aunt Agatha had wished to promote the marriage of a great niece, why didn’t she leave her fortune to me?” At the age of 24, the bookish and beautiful Miss Elaine Howard of Lynnfield Manor has long accepted her status as a spinster. Her life is focused on taking care of her roguish invalid father and his dilapidated estate and on preparing her younger sister Anne for her first Season. An unexpected inheritance which promises her a large fortune if she marries before her 25th birthday soon sets off a train of dramatic and comic events, which include a spate of unwelcome fortune hunters, an exchange of identities, an abduction, and a mystery around a missing family heirloom. An Unmarried Lady is a regency romance written in the style of Georgette Heyer. Its lively characters become embroiled in a plot that makes use of the thick black fog that descended upon London and the surrounding countryside in December of 1813, and also touches on events in the lives of Henry VIII, Catherine Howard and Mary Wollstonecraft.
Georgette Heyer's Greatest Hits
Georgette Heyer - 2019
Now, get three full-length novels featuring some of Heyer's most beloved heroines, plus a delightful bonus novella from the Queen of Regency Romance's little known short story collection.About the books in this bundle:The Grand Sophy: When Sophy sweeps in, life will never be the same for the Ombersleys. Sophy discovers that her aunt's family is in desperate need of her talent for setting everything right: Cecelia is in love with a poet, Charles has tyrannical tendencies that are being aggravated by his grim fiancee, her uncle is of no use at all, and the younger children are in desperate need of some fun and freedom. By the time she's done, Sophy has commandeered Charles's horses, his household-and maybe even his heart.Arabella: Arabella never would have pretended to be rich if that odious Robert Beaumaris hadn't insulted her, practically to her face. Now she has to keep up the subterfuge, even when it gets her into more trouble than she bargained for. How is she ever going to tell Robert the truth? Or does he already know her shocking secret?Frederica: The lovely, competent, and refreshingly straightforward Frederica is determined to secure a brilliant marriage for her beautiful sister and seeks out their distant cousin, the Marquis of Alverstoke, for his society connections. Frederica makes such a strong impression that to his own amazement, the Marquis agrees to help. Normally wary of his family, Lord Alverstoke does his best to keep his word while keeping his distance. But with his enterprising – and altogether entertaining – country cousins getting into one scrape after another, before he knows it the Marquis finds himself dangerously embroiled.To Have the Honor (novella): Young Lord Allerton returns home from the Napoleonic Wars to find his father has left the family bankrupt. His mother's solution: marry his wealthy cousin. But the Viscount would sooner have his beloved Harriet marry whom she chooses than be reduced to accepting a proposal from his financially compromised position.
A Soulmate for the Distant Earl
Aria Norton - 2020
Refusing to keep her sharp tongue tamed, she's not interested in a suitor that can't keep up with her dynamic nature. Perhaps she should reserve her wit solely for the pompous Earl of Seymour for he surely deserves it. Well, that would be easy if he didn't look so dashing... Could she really be falling this fast for a man she used to despise?Francis Blackmore, Earl of Seymour, enjoys his unmarried state, but having to deal with his childhood nemesis and her constant challenging attitude is not as entertaining. Caroline has been the bane of his existence for longer than he cares to count, so how could her breathtaking beauty suddenly be taking him by surprise? It would certainly be easier to avoid her if his sister wasn't getting married to Caroline's brother! Or at least, that's what he says to himself, unwilling to admit how being with her has become the most unexpected joy of his life...When a threat promises to ruin the wedding of their betrothed siblings, Caroline and Francis begrudgingly form an alliance to help them. They soon realise that spending time together is unavoidable, but so are the confusing and self-consuming feelings that arise between them. When they join forces for the greater good, sparks will fly... but if some of them catch on fire, their hearts might be at stake! Can they really set their long-held grievances aside, or will their stubborn nature ruin everything? Will their love manage to conquer their lifelong established pride?"A Soulmate for the Distant Earl" is a historical romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.