“Julie Anne Long reinvents the historical romance for modern readers, delivering intense, passionate characters and high adventure. Her writing glows.” —Amanda Quick I Kissed an Earl is another installment in rapidly rising star Julie Anne Long’s sensual and emotionally charged Pennyroyal Green series, centered around the longstanding feud of the wealthy Eversea and Redmond families of Pennyroyal Green, Sussex. I Kissed an Earl absolutely brims with romance, adventure, and, of course, intense passion, as a beautiful, willful Regency lady searching for her lost brother stows away on a sailing ship—and ends up enchanting the vessel’s highborn, hard-headed Captain.
Lady Marie O'Shea lives life by her own rules...But her days of running free end when her brother, Lord Fergus O'Shea, returns from England, intent on marrying his sisters off to keep them from being the scourge of the county. And when Marie lands herself in a scandalous amount of trouble, she ends up as the first sister doomed to whatever marriage of convenience her brother can arrange.Bad boy Christian Darrow is having too much fun to be tied down...And as the younger son of an earl, he isn't expected to amount to much. Which is why playing pranks and getting into trouble with Marie the moment they meet is his idea of a good time. Sparks fly between him and Marie and the scandal is totally worth the risk......until one prank goes too far.Can Marie save Christian from the consequences of what was supposed to be a bit of fun? Or will a twist of fate prove that life is more serious than either Marie or Christian ever expected?A friends to lovers romance that will make you laugh and cry.PLEASE BE ADVISED: Steam level - very spicy!THAT WICKED O'SHEA FAMILY series is a spin-off of THE MAY FLOWERS series. It consists of: I KISSED AN EARL (AND I LIKED IT)IF YOU WANNABE MY MARQUESSALL ABOUT THAT DUKEEARLS JUST WANNA HAVE FU
A 2016 RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Nominee for British Isles-Set Historical Romance! "Galen's talents soar in this delightful romance of a mismatched couple who are perfect for one another. The pacing never flags, the underlying mystery piques readers' interest and the steamy love scenes keep the pages flying. " — RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, TOP PICK! When the Duke of Lennox hires Sir Brook Derring, England's best investigator, to find his daughter, Brook intends only to rescue the lady and return to his solitary life. He deals with London's roughest criminals every day of the week; surely he should be able to endure seeing his first love again—the perfect girl who broke his heart... Lady Lillian-Anne Lennox has always done her best to live up to her father's standards of perfection—at the cost of following her heart. When she's kidnapped and her perfect life is shattered, Lila has another chance. Together, Lila and Brook navigate not only the dark and deadly side of London, but the chasm of pride and prejudice that divides them. Covent Garden Cubs Series: Earls Just Want to Have Fun (Book 1) The Rogue You Know (Book 2) I Kissed a Rogue (Book 3)
An outsider at her first English ball, Jewel is fascinated with the beautiful dresses and lovely dancing, but she’s vowed to save the Earl of Winchcombe from her cousin’s marriage trap. At first glimpse of the handsome lord, her heart beats faster. As they plan to thwart her cousin’s machinations, she discovers a kindred spirit in Oliver—even if he’s a peer and she’s a lowly colonist. Caught kissing the earl, the ball ends in disaster and Jewel’s displeased uncle whisks her away to Scotland. Lord Scar, as the ton calls Oliver, would rather be anywhere than at a godforsaken masquerade ball, and when he learns from the free-spirited colonist about the nefarious marriage plan, he grudgingly accepts her help. Jewel intrigues him and sets his heart racing. Yet, when the ball is over and the mask is off—Oliver curses the scar that will send her screaming away. When her uncle banishes her, Oliver comes to her rescue by offering Jewel his hand in marriage. She agrees, despite his disfigurement. But what’s a beastly lord like him to do with such a beautiful wife—especially when he discovers she’s delightfully saucy? Each book in the What Happens in the Ballroom series is STANDALONE: * How to Train Your Baron * About an Earl
“A fresh voice that stands out….Delicious and delightful!” —Karen Hawkins Romance superstar Amanda Quick calls Julie Anne Long, “a fantastic writer,” and says, “her writing glows.” Suzanne Enoch calls Long’s work, “warm, witty, and fabulous!” This rapidly rising star of historical romance dazzles once again with What I Did For a Duke—the next fabulous installment in her sensual and emotionally charged Pennyroyal Green series. This Regency delight focuses on a dark duke with a sinful reputation and his determined efforts to seduce and ruin the innocent sister of his enemy—only to fall victim himself to the gentle lady’s good nature and passionate soul. What I Did For a Duke follows Long’s delightful I Kissed an Earl, continuing the colorful feud between the Eversea and Redmond families, and it’s one of the most scandalously entertaining love stories in many a season.
Can two wounded souls find love? Fleeing London, and scandal, Lady Clarissa Burton runs directly into the wife-hunting Earl of Dumfries while traveling on a rutted Scottish road. She wanted peace in Scotland, not a tall and brooding laird who makes her forget that handsome lords are nothing but trouble. Having spent years of his life fighting English wars, Ewan McDougal, Earl of Dumfries, wants nothing to do with England, or its people, for as long as he lives. He wants a nice Scottish lass to warm his bed and raise a family. So why can’t Ewan stop thinking about Lady Clarissa’s pouty lips or her curves made for a man’s hands? And what happened to her in London that has her running scared? #Scottish #Historical #Romance #Victorian #Regency
Lady Arabella Danvers is happy with her life just the way it is. She is free to be herself and take care of broken and abandoned animals. Her mother is desperate for her to marry, and has decided to take things into her own hands. There is just one little problem with her plan. Nash, the Earl of Clarendon has determined it is time to take a wife. He has selected a woman to whom he intends to propose. However, the annoying Lady Arabella has stumbled into his life at the wrong time, and in the wrong place. But he of all people should know if Lady Arabella is involved, plans will go awry. Each book in the Lords & Ladies in Love series is STANDALONE: * Seducing the Marquess * Marrying the Wrong Earl * Denying the Duke * Wagering For Miss Blake * Captivating the Earl
This autobiography describes the author's flight from Vienna only one step ahead of the Nazis (in 1938) with only $20 in her pocket; her attempts in New York to revive the singing career she had left behind in Vienna; her ongoing friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt (who later became Shedd's daughter's godmother), She describes her many visits to the White House, her 40-year career in journalism, as a feature writer for the now-defunct Wilmington Sunday Star and as a radio journalist. She produced both news and musical programs for the airwaves. She expanded her activities to include travel journalism, visiting almost every European country; she had the opportunity to interview many famous people in the worlds of science, politics, art and music which she presented on her radio program "Spotlight on Success".
Normally a very practical girl, Lila Douglas is nevertheless struck by love at first sight upon laying eyes on her second cousin, Alastair Russell, but a rival will intervene to threaten her reveries of a life lived with him. Original.
Oliver McCaron, Earl of Armbruster, is an influential, self-made man who lives life by his own rules. Though he’s never lacking for female attention, there’s only one woman he wants. And she’s the one woman who won’t have him...again. Widowed Lady Fieldhurst has spent the last seventeen years avoiding Oliver, after one glorious night together. Her parents had already planned out her life - she was never to become Oliver’s wife, despite their plans to run away. To protect her secret, she had to follow their wishes and marry the elderly earl they had chosen. Now Ellen’s world is threatened by a blackmailer who could expose everything. She’ll have to face the only man she’s ever loved and ask for help. Because if the truth comes to light, it could ruin more than one life...
Byronic adventurer, dandy, and prolific novelist, Benjamin Disraeli was a complex and controversial political figure who finally ascended the "Greasy Pole" to become Conservative Prime Minister in 1868 and again in 1874. Six essays examine central themes in Disraeli's personal and public life, as well as his diplomatic and writing careers—five by leading scholars and one by a former Chancellor of the Exchequer. It also includes the catalog from the 2003-2004 exhibition at the Bodleian Library, which focused on some of the key stepping stones in Disraeli's long and fascinating life, including his career as a novelist. Among the items illustrated and discussed are the "Mutilated Diary," personal and political letters, political cartoons from the John Johnson Collection of printed ephemera, images from Disraeli's "Gallery of Affection," and the fan signed by the delegates to the Congress of Berlin in 1878.
Delia Annette Stripling grew to girlhood as a shepherdess in the beautiful Cotswold Hills of England, knowing nothing of her true heritage or how she came to have a small nick in one ear. She was adopted by Bera and Hut Stripling, who raised her as their own along with their son, Fletcher. But Delia did know she loved to sketch and draw and spent hours designing beautiful gowns for the ton set. She imagined what the aristocracy would fancy as she tended sheep along with Fletch. Circumstances change and Delia and Fletch find themselves in London. After a short stint as a barmaid, Delia gathers her sketches to venture into the posh parts of the town. Luck is with her as she finds temporary work with Madame Rene, a French courtier who is much sought after by the bon ton set. This is the beginning of amazing developments in Delia's life and her eventual good fortune in romance.