Madly readable. Sunday telegraph camilla Forest has fallen upon hard times since fleeing France and the tyrannical rule of Napoleon Bonaparte. With war edging ever closer, netgalley reviewer "excellent writing, will camilla be able to find happiness before it’s too late? "Five wonderful stars!" - Anne, sappy romance, fun characters, NetGalley Reviewer "Fun and entertaining all round!" - Nancy, and a hint of adventure.
Allison, NetGalley Reviewer. But soon camilla finds herself falling in love with the man she thought she never could. As everything camilla once knew is turned upside down again, she tries to navigate this new world of violence and fear. When her job as a governess ends in disaster, Camilla finds herself penniless and alone, stranded on a muddy roadside.
A chance encounter with the notoriously aloof Lord Leominster presents Camilla with an unexpected solution to her dire situation: an offer of marriage. Destitute and without prospects, Camilla is ready to dismiss romantic ideals in order to secure her future. But why does leominster, want to marry her? Camilla grudgingly accepts, openly dismissive of women generally and Camilla in particular, and a loveless deal is struck.
But what exactly has she agreed to? as the conflict in Europe escalates and Napoleon’s reach spreads, Leominster is sent to Portugal, forcing Camilla to follow.
Marriage with a Proper Stranger Men of Wollstonecraft Hall Book 1
Or could it be the first step toward healing them both? . Her chance encounter with Riordan leads her to an impulsive offer: a temporary marriage of convenience that could benefit them both. Will giving in to their tantalizing passion lead her only to further heartache. Build a wall about your heart. Riordan wollstonecraft labors under the heavy burden of his forebears.
For generations, a curse has followed the dashing young men of his family, guaranteeing the women they love an untimely death. The youngest grandson of the earl of wollstonecraft Hall, an educator who devotes his life to good works, charismatic Riordan is quietly resigned to his fate, and ignores any longing for something more .
Widowed and penniless, lady Sabrina Lakeside is desperate to avoid a second forced betrothal—this time to an aged marquess. But her new husband is holding something back. Before long, riordan’s keen intellect and kind words have Sabrina rethinking her plans of a union in name only. His agreement is as surprising as it is welcome.
A Lady's Honor Everton Domestic Society Book 1
As an employee of the everton domestic society of London, Phoebe accepts a position at the country home of an old friend and discovers an estate—and a lord of the manor—in a state of complete chaos. Losing himself in the bottle has done nothing to ease Markus Flammel’s grief over losing his wife. Not even his toddler daughter can bring him back from the brink.
Not every match is made at the marriage mart… After a disastrous, short-lived engagement and years of caring for her ailing grandmother, Phoebe Hallsmith is resigned to spinsterhood. As not one, suitors suddenly vie for phoebe’s hand, but two, can Markus move past loss and fight for a future with the woman who has transformed his world? .
But if she must be unmarried, far better to be of use than languishing at home, disappointing her parents. Now this fiery, strong-minded redhead has taken over his home, firing and hiring servants at will and arousing unexpected desire.
Duchesses in Disguise: A Regency novella trio
Three young, wealthy titled women decide to spend the social Season admiring the bucolic splendor of the Yorkshire Dales rather than dodging fortune hunters and scandalmongers in London. A fine plan–until the ladies’ traveling coach lands in a muddy ditch, and foul weather strands them at the estate of former officer Nathanial Stratton.
. As luck or cupid? would have it, nathaniel and his two friends, Kit Stirling and Greyville Trent, also have no patience with matchmaking and romance…. Or so they insist.
A Duchess in Name The Grantham Girls Book 1
Their marriage of convenience isn't so intolerable after all—but it may not be enough when the deception that bound them is finally revealed. Book one of the grantham girlsamelia wheeler is the next Grantham Girl to rebel against family obligation in A COMMON SCANDAL. An american heiress and graduate of Lady Grantham's finishing school, she's been groomed since birth to marry an English title—the grander the better.
A lie brought them together, but will it also tear them apart? Find out in this can't-miss Victorian marriage-of-convenience story from a compelling new voice in historical romance. Victoria Carson never expected love. So when the man chosen for her, seems to hate her on sight, the forbidding Earl of Dunnley, she understands that it can't matter.
Determined to make his own way, he's devoted to his life in Italy working as an archaeologist. Until the collapse of his family's fortune drags him back to England to a marriage he never wanted and a woman he doesn't care to know. Wild attraction is an unwanted complication for them both, though it forms the most fragile of bonds.
After graduating from British finishing school, an American heiress fulfills her duty and weds a destitute earl. Love can have no place in this arrangement. Andrew hargrave has little use for his title and even less for his cold, disinterested parents.
The Reunion Brides of Beadwell Book 1
. Now, as the new duke of worley, his shocking resurrection throws the ton into a tizzy and makes him one of England's most sought after bachelors--except that he's already engaged. In fact, john has no intention of letting her go. And what she knows is that London society holds nothing for her. Since then, she's grown from a shy, uncertain girl to a woman who knows her own mind.
Her fate is now in his hands, but will her heart be safe there as well? Winner of the 2017 rt reviewers choice award for digital historical romance** An inconvenient engagement turns a marriage of convenience into so much more in this sparkling new series from award-winning author Sara Portman.
Rumor has it that John ran off to war and died in battle. John needs a wife capable of smoothing his beloved sister's introduction into society. But though emma happily grants him his freedom, her fiery beauty and resilient spirit hold him captive. Lady emmaline shaw's reputation was irreparably damaged when her fiancé, John Brantwood, disappeared immediately after their engagement four years ago.
Miss Hastings' Excellent London Adventure Brazen Brides Book 4
Her destination is the home of his next-door neighbor, but no one answers the bell. Why not make this helpless orphan happy? Soon after they wed, they become convinced that someone has forged her uncle's will--and likely murdered her uncle. Everything about living in the Capital lures her. Having never left upper barrington in her twenty years, orphan Miss Emma Hastings is overjoyed when the uncle she's never met invites her to come live with him in London.
Their resolve to bring the murderer to justice jeopardizes Emma's life. It's not until the following morning he remembers that the lady's uncle has died. When adam learns that emma cannot return to Upper Barrington and that she has nowhere to go, he offers marriage to the hysterical lady. Even when her uncle fails to meet her at the posting inn in London, she's too exhilarated over the city's sights and sounds to be worried.
. After many hours pass and her uncle does not collect her, she determines to lug her trunk behind her as she struggles through London's streets at night to find her uncle's home. Spurned by his mistress and vowing to never love again, Adam Birmingham, whose family is the richest in Britain, decides to get very drunk.
Promptly after showing her the chamber in which she'll sleep, Adam passes out on her chaise. His heart is so shattered, he will never love again.
Sue is a writing magazine Creative Writing Tutor and also runs her own brand of writing classes. Praise for sue johnson‘a page turner from the very beginning’ – bestselling romance author Holly KinsellaSue Johnson is a poet and novelist with a passion for history. Adam is determined to save her from giles, but how can he help her, fortune’s promise is a clever historical novel featuring the strong and feisty Lucinda Beckford, a woman so determined to save herself, when Lucinda’s hatred for Giles is extended to Adam as well?Filled with intrigue and conspiracy, she can’t see those wanting to help her.
. They wish to wed, but Lucinda’s father Josiah says she is too young. Reuben is packed off to london to work for six months, with the promise that if the young lovers still feel the same way when he returns, Josiah will give his blessing. But when reuben tragically dies, heartbroken Lucinda vows she will never marry.
Adam lennox has also had his heart broken. Ever since adam’s parents died and he went to live with his Uncle William and his children – Giles and Georgiana – Giles has taken delight in ruining Adam’s life. While training as a physician, Giles wed Adam’s sweetheart, Amelia. 1811, the midwinter ball, englandseventeen-year-old Lucinda Beckford is going to her very first ball, hosted by local lawyer Ambrose Leitch.
There she meets his clerk, reuben Turner, and before the evening is out, it is obvious to everyone at the ball that the two will be married.
Never Say Never to an Earl Heart of Enquiry Book 5
Her debut book, her husband's harlot, was a Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Finalist and a #1 Kindle Regency Bestseller. Her subsequent books have hit top 100 bestselling lists, and she's a finalist for the National Reader's Choice Awards® and the Daphne du Maurier Award® for Excellence in Mystery/ Suspense.
Not only is she a wallflower, but her freakish ability to read others’ emotions has led to devastating rejection time and again. Length: full-length novel sensuality level: a hot historical romance with sizzling love scenesNever Say Never to an Earl is the 5th novel in the Heart of Enquiry series, which features hot, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, sexy romance, and intriguing mystery/ adventure.
. While this book can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. The chronological order for grace's series follows below:the heart of enquiry kent family saga series:prequel novella: the widow vanishes will & violetbook 5: never say never to an earl sinjin & paulchronicles of abigail jones hot victorian paranormal romance:book 1: abigail jonesabout the author: national & pollybook 6: the gentleman Who Loved Me Andrew & Tessa Todd Book 2: Enter the Duke Coming December 2018The Mayhem in Mayfair series:Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot Helena & NicholasBook 2: Her Wanton Wager Percy & PennyBook 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice Richard & AmbroseBook 4: Her Prodigal Passion Charity & TheaBook 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold Marcus & AnnabelBook 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much Alaric & GavinBook 3: Her Protector's Pleasure Marianne & EmmaBook 2: M is for Marquess Gabriel & PrimroseThe Game of Dukes series:Book 1: The Duke Identity Harry Kent & International Bestselling Author Grace Callaway writes hot historical romances set in the Regency and Victorian eras.
When it comes to her future, she knows that a marriage of convenience, one in which she can keep her secret affliction hidden, is the only safe choice. He knows that no woman can love the devil inside him, yet when he is accused of a ghastly crime, the only one who stands by him is a beautiful virgin, one whose wanton innocence makes him long for the one thing he cannot have… When Good and Wicked Make Perfect A marriage that begins with smoldering passion soon deepens into something more.
His exploits have made him the envy of men and the desire of women, but behind his wild and jaded façade lies a painful secret.
Miss Merry's Christmas
Now she can stay with her beloved charges. He especially detests his attraction to the insufferable woman, and is anxious for her replacement to arrive. Despondent over having to leave her charges to the mercy of the overbearing Duke of Penrose, Merry is thrilled when the Dowager Duchess hires her as a companion.
David worthington, duke of Penrose dislikes Miss Meredith Chambers, the governess who accompanied his new wards to his home. He might be able to overlook the fact that she is an American, but her lack of propriety is a poor influence on the two girls in his charge. England, 1817. But can she ignore how her heart thumps when the pompous duke gets close?Two people determined to ignore each other, despite the pull between them, and the sparks that fly whenever they're together.
Watch the Wall, My Darling
When cousin ross disappears, it is up to Christina to stand in his stead and take on the running of the estate - amongst some of his more disreputable duties. Should she marry the cousin she is drawn to, even if he appears to have no true feelings for her? Hanging over them is the constant threat of invasion, as Dark House looks over the sea to France, and Napoleon.
Waiting for her is flighty aunt verity, her two very different cousins – the stoic Ross and fawning Richard – and her formidable grandfather, who changes his Will every few days. Only a deathbed promise to her dying father could force Christina Tretton to travel to Tretteign Grange, the 'Dark House', and meet her estranged family for the first time.
Having to fast-talk her way out of an encounter with smugglers on the way is only the beginning. Watch the wall, my darling first published in 1966, is another great historical romance from the master of the genre – Jane Aiken Hodge. Taking the neglectful servants in hand, Christina is soon managing the house, proving herself invaluable in her grandfather's eyes.
This backfires when he decides he wants her as his heir, and only on the condition that she marries Ross or Richard. Outraged, she swears she will marry neither, but her cousins have different ideas. For as soldiers work to fortify the coast, Christina finds herself in the twisted intrigues of smugglers and spies.