Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Regency Spies of London
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency society’s shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She’s determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents—or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in his overturned carriage—alone and after dark—the ensuing gossip may force them together. Withinghall has his reasons for clinging to propriety; his father perished in a duel with his mistress’s husband, and Edward must avoid scandal himself if he wants to become prime minister. He certainly has no time for a reckless hoyden like Miss Langdon. But soon the two discover that Withinghall’s coach “accident” was no such thing: the vehicle was sabotaged. Can the culprit be brought to justice? Strong-willed Leorah and duty-driven Withinghall will have to work together if they have any hope of saving her reputation, his political career—and his life.
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2018-06-26
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes an inspired retelling of the beloved folk tale Aladdin. Orphaned and alone, Aladdin travels from the streets of his Arab homeland to a strange, faraway place. Growing up in an orphanage, he meets young Lady Kirstyn, whose father is the powerful Duke of Hagenheim. Despite the difference in their stations, Aladdin quickly becomes Kirstyn’s favorite companion, and their childhood friendship grows into a bond that time and opposition cannot break. Even as a child, Aladdin works hard, learning all he can from his teachers. Through his integrity, intelligence, and sheer tenacity, he earns a position serving as the duke’s steward. But that isn’t enough to erase the shame of being forced to steal as a small child—or the fact that he’s an orphan with no status. If he ever wants to feel equal to his beautiful and generous friend Kirstyn, he must leave Hagenheim and seek his fortune. Yet once Aladdin departs, Lady Kirstyn becomes a pawn in a terrible plot. Now, Aladdin and Kirstyn must rely on their bond to save her from unexpected danger. But will saving Kirstyn cost Aladdin his newfound status and everything he’s worked so hard to obtain? An enchanting new version of the well-known tale, The Orphan’s Wish tells a story of courage and loyalty, friendship and love, and reminds us what “family” really means.
Юна Джейн Ейр, яка вісім років марніла в стінах Ловудського інтернату, вирішила кардинально змінити власне життя. Вона знайшла собі місце гувернантки в маєтку Рочестерів, але, опинившись там, не відчула бажаної переміни – у похмурому старовинному будинку було так само тихо, як і в Ловуді. Звідки було їй відати, які жахливі таємниці приховують ці кам’яні стіни? Та одного разу дорогою на пошту Джейн зустріла самотнього вершника, якому судилося перевернути її життя...
The novels of the irresistible Raveneau & Beauvisage families – ALL together for the first time! Step back in time with New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Wright and immerse yourself in a world of Rakes & Rebels… where adventure, romance, humor, and passion all conspire to weave tales you will never forget! Meet the Raveneau & Beauvisage families in the 12 intertwining novels of THE COMPLETE RAKES & REBELS SERIES: HEART OF FRAGILE STARS – England, 1749 - Dashing corsair Jean-Philippe Beauvisage revels in his life of freedom until one night at a ball, when a Russian beauty steals his heart. His instant attraction is soul-deep, but Antonia is bound for America. Take to the high seas with Jean-Philippe as he plots to capture his lady’s heart of fragile stars. SILVER STORM – America, 1781 – Privateer Captain André Raveneau saves spirited Devon Lindsay after her Connecticut town is burned by the British and she stows away on his ship. He agrees to deliver her to her soldier sweetheart, but doesn't count on passion sizzling between them. CAROLINE – Philadelphia, 1783 - Major Alexandre Beauvisage is returning from the Revolutionary War when he discovers an injured female with no memory of her past. Against his better judgment, Alec takes Caro home with him to Philadelphia and quickly falls under the innocent foundling’s spell. TOUCH THE SUN – Philadelphia, 1789 - Lion Hampshire aspires to a seat in America’s first Congress, but his rakish reputation needs mending. An arranged marriage with Virginia-bred beauty Priscilla seems a good idea until Lion meets her lady’s maid, the enchanting Meagan South. SPRING FIRES – Philadelphia & London, 1793 – Lisette Hahn, proprietress of a popular CoffeeHouse, is proudly resistant to men’s advances until grief causes her to succumb to one night of passion with Nicholai Beauvisage. But what will the dawn bring? SMUGGLER’S MOON – England, 1798 – When Julia Faircloth switches places with her sister at the altar to save her from the marriage bed of Lord Sebastian Trevarre, she doesn't dream that they'll live on a crumbling estate in Cornwall, or that Sebastian might resort to smuggling to restore his fortune. THE SECRET OF LOVE – England & France, 1808 - Lady Isabella fell for irresistible Gabriel St. Briac the first time she saw him. Now a woman grown, she’s more interested in pursuing her career as an artist than affairs of the heart. But when Gabriel’s masterpiece is stolen, Isabella is determined to help in the dangerous search… SURRENDER THE STARS – England, 1814 – Lindsay Raveneau’s family goes undercover in London, spying for America, and renegade sea captain Ryan Coleraine joins them, pretending to be Lindsay’s brother. Forbidden passion mounts as they carry their masquerade to London’s Regency salons. HER DANGEROUS VISCOUNT – France, England, & America, 1814 – Natalya Beauvisage is determined to write about romance, not live it, but when Grey St. James escapes from Napoleon’s French prison and bids her travel with him, she is caught up in an adventure that awakens her deepest passions. HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE – Cornwall, 1818 – Untamable pirate Justin St. Briac and destitute widow Mouette Raveneau bring all their baggage, defenses, and hidden longings to a marriage that's only make-believe. Can these two wounded souls find their way to real love? HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN – England & Barbados, 1818 - Regency rake Nathan Raveneau masquerades as protector to impetuous Adrienne Beauvisage, charged to keep her safe and chaste… but matters get complicated when he abducts her himself, sailing off to magical Barbados. TEMPEST – America & Barbados, 1903 – Newport heiress Catherine Parrish eludes her mother’s ambition that she wed a Duke by proposing a marriage of convenience to destitute rake Adam Raveneau. On his neglected Barbados estate, can Cathy and Adam navigate the bumpy path to real love?
The handsome Earl of Wenham has no intention of marrying any time soon. His sister Almeria points out to Hugo that he owes it to the title and the estates to marry and produce an heir. Failure to do so means the entire lot devolves upon his second cousin, the Honourable Felix Barstowe. She also reminds him that their father had promised an old friend, Lord Lavenham, that his son should marry Lord Lavenham’s daughter, Miranda. Out of respect for his father’s dying promise (which he had never taken seriously), the earl sets off for Lavenham House. He is stranded by snow a few miles away from his destination and takes refuge in a local inn. He meets up with a heavily veiled, mysterious young woman, who, by her confidences to him, he realises is the elusive Miranda. To his shocking surprise, the feisty Miranda declares she will not have anything to do with someone whom she declares, “is possibly so fat and gouty, that he needs to have a wife found for him.” In fact, she would rather run away with a childhood friend. Intrigued, the earl makes it his business to get to know Miranda better by inviting her to stay in London with his sister. Unfortunately, this strategy annoys his dandyish cousin Felix Barstowe who is determined that the young and healthy earl should not marry and cheat him out of his birthright. Will Felix succeed in a dastardly plan to murder his cousin?
Immerse yourself in love with a Regency Easter Springtime! Being Lady Harriet's Hero by Arietta Richmond Trusting the Earl by Catherine Windsor Love Springs Anew by Isabella Thorne The Duke's Easter proposal by Katherine Keats The Baron's Secret Love by Kelly Anne Bruce
Author: Linda Rae Sande
Publisher: Linda Rae Sande
Release Date: 2015-01-05
hey say you learn from your mistakes ... but what if they're not your own? After four Seasons and no prospects, Lady Samantha is resigned to life as a spinster. Her aunt, Caroline Fitzsimmons, Viscountess Chamberlain, insists they set sail to Italy for a tour she hopes might allow her charge to meet and marry a European aristocrat. His mines having suffered a multitude of disasters, Ethan Range, Marquess of Plymouth, is determined to secure a recent invention from an Italian count to alleviate the danger of fires. He's none too happy to discover Lady Caroline traveling on the same ship as he is to Rome. He knows her secret and is rather incensed she's been able to hide Samantha's true past from the ton. While taking a late-night stroll on deck, Samantha is confronted by the scowling marquess. Incensed by his assertion that Caroline is really her mother, Samantha barely has time to slap the man before a sudden storm sends a wave of water onto the ship, washing them both overboard. Forced to save each other, the two end up as castaways on a deserted island in the Mediterranean. Although they face perils a plenty during the week they're stranded, they have far more to fear from one another than from hunger, weather, and pirates. Can the two overcome their circumstances and realize the mistakes of the past are not their own? Or will their week on the island lead to more turbulence? The heart may be the best life preserver in The Passion of a Marquess.