Only her gift of love can heal . . . Annie Trimble lives in a solitary world that no one enters or understands. As delicate and beautiful as the tender blossoms of the Oregon spring, she is shunned by a town that doesn't understand her.But cruelty cannot destroy the love Annie holds in her heart.When Alex Montgomery learns of the injustice sweet Annie has suffered, he vows to do whatever it takes to set it right¿even if it means marrying her. He never dreams he will fall for her childlike innocence, her womanly charms, and the wondrous way she views her world as Alex becomes captive to Annie's sweet song of love.
¿One of the most entrancing (and effective) detectives in modern cozy mysteries.¿¿BooklistA celebration for cat lovers and mystery aficionados alike, Cat Coming Home¿the 16th appearance of feline detective Joe Gray¿is a holiday gift from acclaimed author Shirley Rousseau Murphy. Join tomcat Joe and his furry friends, Dulcie and Kit, as they set out to solve a deadly Christmas mystery in Molena Point with the aid of a lonely prison cat. Superior detective fiction with a purr-fectly delightful twist, Cat Coming Home is a dazzling blend of charm and suspense from nine-time Cat Writers¿ Association Award winner Murphy. Fans of Lilian Jackson Braun, Rita Mae Brown, and Carole Nelson Douglas, take note!
Four enchanting tales of romance, passion, and adventure come to life in an anthology that features delightful stories by Christina Dodd, Stephanie Laurens, Julia Quinn, and Karen Ranney, all set against the backdrop of Scotland. Reissue.Title: Scottish BridesAuthor: Dodd, Christina (EDT)Publisher: HarpercollinsPublication Date: 1999/06/01Number of Pages: 371Binding Type: PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress: bl 99005994
2 March 1810 . . . Today, I fell in love.At the age of ten, Miranda Cheever showed no signs of Great Beauty. And even at ten, Miranda learned to accept the expectations society held for her¿until the afternoon when Nigel Bevelstoke, the handsome and dashing Viscount Turner, solemnly kissed her hand and promised her that one day she would grow into herself, that one day she would be as beautiful as she already was smart. And even at ten, Miranda knew she would love him forever.But the years that followed were as cruel to Turner as they were kind to Miranda. She is as intriguing as the viscount boldly predicted on that memorable day¿while he is a lonely, bitter man, crushed by a devastating loss. But Miranda has never forgotten the truth she set down on paper all those years earlier¿and she will not allow the love that is her destiny to slip lightly through her fingers . . .
¿You can¿t help but fall in love with Lynsay Sands!¿¿Christina Dodd<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> Once again, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lynsay Sands displays another side of her extraordinary talent with The Hellion and the Highlander, a sensuous and wonderfully witty love story set in the breathtaking countryside of Scotland. The tremendously popular author of the Argeneau paranormal vampire romance series, Sands is equally adept at historical romance, as she demonstrates in her third Highland romp, perfect for fans of Julie Garwood, Jill Barnett, and Teresa Medieros¿and a delightful companion to her own Devil of the Highlands and Taming the Highland Bride.
From New York Times bestselling author of The Husband Hunt, The Heiress, and other beloved historical romances, comes Lynsay Sands¿s An English Bride in Scotland, the first book in a new series set in the wilds of the Highlands. Annabel had planned to become a nun. But when her mother arrives at the Abbey to bring her home to marry a Scottish laird¿her runaway sister¿s intended husband¿her life takes a decidedly different turn. And though Annabel isn¿t the wife he¿d planned for, strong, sexy Ross McKay is taken with his shy, sweet bride. Annabel knows nothing about being a wife, running a castle¿or the marriage bed. But her handsome new husband makes her want to learn. When Annabel¿s life is threatened, Ross vows to move the highlands itself to save her and preserve the passion that¿s only beginning to bloom.
Courage, Adventure, Steadfast LoveFrom a little house set deep in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, across Indian territory and into the Dakotas, Laura's family moved westward right along the frontier.Their true-life saga, beloved by countless millions of TV viewers and readers of the bestselling Little House books, is one of spirit and devotion in the face of bitter-cold winters, wilderness trails, and heartbreaking personal tragedy.Here, for the first time, and drawing on her own unpublished memoirs is the endlessly fascinating full account of Laura's life -- from her earliest years through her enduring marriage to Almanzo Wilder, the "farmer boy" of her stories.
¿Enchanting, intriguing¿fun.¿ ¿Stephanie Laurens ¿Always fabulous.¿¿Julia QuinnMy Ruthless Prince is the fourth historical romance by author Gaelen Foley to feature the gentlemen of the mysterious Regency fraternity the Inferno Club: scandalous rogues in the eyes of good London society but, in reality, devoted secret soldiers for Crown and country. Set in the most colorful era in England¿s history My Ruthless Prince features the Club¿s most notorious member¿a rogue earl widely believed to have turned traitor¿and the woman who believes with all her heart that her love can save him. A treat for fans of Mary Jo Putney and Amanda Quick, My Ruthless Prince brims with intrigue and passion.
¿A wickedly wonderful storyteller.¿ ¿Jocelynn Drake¿A brilliant new voice in paranormal romance.¿¿Christina DoddAuthor Karina Cooper enthralls with her stunning new series, The St. Croix Chronicles. Cooper, whose haunting Dark Mission novels set a new standard for paranormal romance, carries readers into the shadows of a very different Victorian London, where science skirts the line between magic and mechanics. A magnificent talent writing in the vein of such paranormal and urban fantasy superstars as J.R. Ward, Jeaniene Frost, Gail Carriger, and Meljean Brook, Cooper introduces readers to a truly remarkable heroine: Cherry St. Croix. Debutante by day and bounty hunter by night, Cherry makes a truly smashing debut in Tarnished, as she trawls the seedy underbelly of an alternate London in search of a killer¿and finds herself at odds with the dangerous¿and dangerously handsome¿criminal kingpin, Micajah Hawke, ruler of the Midnight Menagerie.
The first book in Jennifer Bernard¿s Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel series, The Fireman Who Loved Me is sizzling hot and sure to fire up contemporary romance lovers everywhere! Set in a California firehouse where all the fire fighters are gorgeous and single, TheFireman Who Loved Me follows the romantic exploits of Captain Brody of Station 52 who inadvertently becomes the prize at a charity ¿bachelor auction¿ and is won by a sweet, meddling old lady who turns him over to her husbandless, local TV news producer granddaughter. A great new voice with a very sexy edge, Jennifer Bernard is like the Kristin Higgins of firemen, and fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips¿and the fireman romances of Jo Davis¿will be burning for more.
From bestselling romance author Lori Wilde comes All Out of Love, the sizzling second book in her Cupid, Texas, series, set in a town where every wish for love comes true. Millie Greenway and her friends have tried for years to keep the Cupid legend alive in their hometown, but she¿s not getting much help from her granddaughters. Lace Bettingfield knows the legend is bogus. As a teen, she left a letter at the Cupid statue and got nothing in return but humiliation. But now the guy she dreamed of is back in town, Lace begins to wonder if the tale might just prove to be true. All Out of Love features the humor and heartfelt emotion that fans have come to expect from the author of The First Love Cookie Club and A Cowboy for Christmas.
¿Shelley Shepard Gray writes with honesty, tenderness, and depth.¿¿Jillian Hart Found is the final book in the Secrets of Crittenden County trilogy by beloved author Shelley Shepard Gray, who writes powerful novels set in a world of strong faith and simple living. The New York Times bestselling author of the popular Sisters of the Heart and Seasons of Sugarcreek series immerses her readers in the Amish life, like fellow bestselling authors Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall. In Found, Gray¿s unforgettable trilogy of what happens when a terrible crime that strikes a close knit Amish community comes full-circle, ¿Englisher¿ Detective Luke Reynolds discovers the identity of Perry Borntrager¿s killer and the community must come to terms with the surprising revelation. It's a remarkably heartwarming conclusion to this series, and readers will not be disappointed.
Passion and secrets simmer behind the elegant façade of Victorian London in A Bride by Moonlight, another deliciously intriguing romance by Liz Carlyle that features the dangerous men of the mysterious St. James Society.Faced with murder charges, Lisette Colburne never imagined aligning herself with Scotland Yard¿not with the scandalous life she¿s led. But when Commissioner Royden Napier proposes¿that in exchange for her freedom¿she pretend to be his wife so he can unravel a brutal mystery, she agrees. What neither counts on is their sizzling, undeniable attraction.Sexy and action-packed, Liz Carlyle¿s A Bride by Moonlight is a beautiful love story set in Victorian high society with compelling characters and elegant, emotional prose that will appeal to readers of historical romance.
A Regency-set historical romance, with wonderful emotion, adventure, and humour.When Eleanor Tennant was called to look after her niece Belinda, she swore she¿d help her find the perfect suitor. Unfortunately, Belinda prefers the attentions of Geoffrey Barkwith, a handsome, notorious rake with an unsavoury reputation. In a letter to an advice columnist for The Ladies¿ Fashionable Cabinet, Belinda asks the woman ¿ should she go after her heart¿s desire? Her response is yes! Eleanor, furious with this advice, goes in search of the mysterious Busybody. She finds out that the wretched woman giving such public encouragement is not a woman at all, but a man!
Remember this name: Anna Randol! Destined to be a superstar of historical romance fiction, Anna makes a spectacular debut with A Secret in Her Kiss¿a heart-soaring romantic chronicle set in the heart of the Ottoman Empire. This is the story of a sultry and adventurous romance between an independent lady fiercely determined to live life on her own terms and a handsome soldier willing to break every rule he believes in for a love he never dreamed possible. A Secret in Her Kiss is exciting, exotic, and original; colorful and glorious¿a treat for fans of Loretta Chase, Sherry Thomas, and Stephanie Laurens¿with nary a ballroom or hedgerow to be found. This is not your typical historical romance.
From USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen comes Never Marry a Stranger, a new romance that dares to pose the question, can there be true love in a pretend marriage? This Victorian-set romance from Callen, author of Never Trust a Scoundrel and Never Dare a Duke, is the latest in a series that features an aristocratic family that has been embroiled in scandal and now must reclaim their lives in society.
The first installment of a sexy series about a modern-day heroine writing historical novels based on her romantic misadventures with the Bad Boy Billionaire.Jane Sparks has accidentally announced her engagement on Facebook¿to the infamous Bad Boy Billionaire, Duke Austen. As soon as it's discovered that Jane and Duke barely know each other (one hot kiss at a party does not a relationship make), she'll be completely humiliated. And then Duke does something Jane never expected: He plays along with her charade.With his hard-partying playboy reputation jeopardizing a 150-million-dollar investment deal, Duke realizes an engagement with the sexy but oh-so-proper librarian could be just the thing to repair his reputation. This good girl tempts him to be very wicked ¿ but only with her. It's unprecedented. Inconceivable. Totally alluring.As the unlikely match of librarian and tech entrepreneur set out to convince the world¿and the internet¿that their love is real, something unexpected happens: They start falling for each other. But Jane is secretly writing a historical romance novel that could expose their carefully constructed romance ¿ unless two perfect strangers are content to be perfectly scandalous together.
There's more than blood and bone beneath the skin ...The victim, a nondescript "numbers cruncher," died horriblyjust yards away from his terrified wife and daughter, murdered by men who clearly enjoyed their work. The crime scene is one that could chill the blood of even the most seasoned police officer. But the strange revelations about an ordinary accountant's extraordinary secret life are what truly set Chief Inspector Alan Banks off -- as lies breed further deceptions and blood begets blood, unleashing a policeman's dark passions ... and a violent rage that, when freed, might be impossible to control.
An anonymous author has turned English society upside down, and only one man can protect her identity from being revealed, and her life from being destroyed, in this sexy new romance from reader favourite Jacquie D¿Alessandro.The scandalous book, A Ladies¿ Guide to the Pursuit of Personal Happiness and Marital Fulfilment has taken English society by storm. The slim but erotically explicit volume was penned by an unknown author, and now all of London is trying to discover the mysterious writer¿s true identity. But the search doesn¿t scare Catherine Ashfield, Viscountess Bickley, the proper woman who transcribed the book for her dear friend, a very elderly and experienced widow. Disgusted by the shallow values and morals of the town, Catherine was excited to help her friend and set the uppity nobility on its ear. And maybe by giving women a little more knowledge they could finally have happier marriages, instead of loveless unions as she had her with her own late husband.But Catherine didn¿t anticipate the violent backlash against the book. With threats being made against the unknown author, Catherine fears for her safety and that of her son. When she is the victim of a near fatal accident, she wonders how hidden her identity truly is.Knowing she needs protection, she turns to her brother¿s best friend, an accomplished pugilist and fencer. She invites him to stay at her country estate under the guise of a simple visit, not realizing that she has invited a fugitive with a dangerous past into her home--a man she soon finds herself powerfully attracted to...
A Notorious Gentleman . . .Sullivan Waring wants only two things: his rightful inheritance, and revenge against the man who stole it from him. By day, Sullivan is the most respected horse breeder in England; by night, he plunders the ton's most opulent homes to reclaim his late mother's beautiful paintings. His quest is going swimmingly . . . until the night he's discovered by Lady Isabel Chalsey. Clad only in a revealing nightdress, she's an entrancingly different kind of plunder, and how can a thief resist stealing a kiss? A Curious Lady . . . Surprised by a masked man in her own home, Isabel should be quaking with fear. Instead the sight of the sinfully handsome Sullivan makes her tremble with excitement. Who is this man, and why is he so set on this reckless pursuit? Lady Isabel loves a challenge, and she'll dare anything to uncover Sullivan's secret¿but she may instead convince him that she is the greatest prize of all.