When a thrill seeker clashes with her dutiful defender irresistible sparks start to fly... Independent and high-spirited, Lady Portia Flagstaff has never been afraid to take a risk, especially if it involves excitement and danger. But this time, being kidnapped and sold into an Arab harem is the outcome of one risk too many. Now, in order to regain her freedom, she has to rely on the deliciously packaged Grayson Devlin, Viscount Blackwood, a man who despises her reckless ways - and stirs in her a thirst for passion.
In opera circles… …she was without equal. But was her career more important than love? From the tender age of 16, Sarah has used her beauty and voice to become a diva on stage. The crowds loved her and her family depended on the money she sent home. Was it too late now to have a family of her own? And would any man love her if he knew her secret? Evander Ambrose, the second son of the Earl of Wrotham, is a vicar and a widower. He longs to remarry but everyone knows vicars can’t fall for opera singers. And he has a secret. Has the loss of his wife… …cost him his faith? When mother nature and a terrible accident conspire, they are forced into a situation that neither is prepared for, but they both just might need. Is this the answer to their prayers? You’ll adore this wholesome regency romance, because everyone has regrets but if they try, they can change, and their forever love will be waiting. Get it now.
Readers who enjoy the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer, Barbara Metzger, and Carla Kelly will enjoy this witty Regency romp by New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern. Two sisters on the edge of poverty have a chance to meet wealthy, titled, unmarried gentlemen when they are unexpectedly invited to a month-long house party at a famous country estate owned by the Duke of Carlisle. Plans to find rich husbands fall apart when the beautiful, bubble-headed Susannah falls for the most unsuitable of suitors. Level-headed Catherine must save the family from ruin by securing a more fortunate match. Though courted by a wealthy earl, she finds herself falling for the handsome estate gardener and faced with the choice of marrying for money and security, or following her heart. Set at a grand country house and gardens reminiscent of Chatsworth, this sweet love story will sweep the reader away into a world of early 19th century wealth and aristocratic privilege, and just a bit of folly in the fabulous gardens."A craftsman of impeccable elegance, Ms. Hern taps brilliantly into the hopes and fears of the human heart as she weaves an unforgettable love story from our deepest fantasies." Romantic Times"A deeply moving and emotionally charged novel." A Little Romance"Both Humorous and bittersweet an excellent read." -- Rendezvous
Fans of the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer, Barbara Metzger, and Jo Beverley will enjoy this witty, entertaining romance from New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern. Meg Ashburton's single London Season had been a disaster. Skinny, red-haired, and 6-feet tall, she had been overlooked as an insignificant gawky bumpkin by all of Society, especially by the gentlemen. Except for one man. Lord Sedgewick had danced with her, and she had secretly fallen in love with him. Now, six years later, a carriage accident near Meg's country home finds a seriously-injured Sedge thinking he's dead, with a red-haired angel bending over him. Meg does her best to insure that the only man she's ever loved doesn't die while under her family's care. As he recovers, she has a second chance at love with him. But when he finally makes her an offer, it is not the sort that Meg can accept. Or can she? From a famous stud farm in the Suffolk countryside to the ballrooms of London, Regency England comes alive in this charming romance."Ms. Hern exquisitely develops her appealing love story with richly textured characterizations and impeccable craftsmanship."--Romantic Times
An unexpected love... an undeniable passion The youngest of the Crompton sisters, Blythe feels the pressure to marry into the aristocracy. Her head tells her to accept the widowed Duke of Savoy but her heart yearns for James Ryding, the new footman. However, James is not all he seems and he has an ulterior motive for his place in the Crompton household. But fulfilling his quest will mean ruining the beautiful woman who has captured his heart... PART THREE OF OLIVIA DRAKE’S AN HEIRESS IN LONDON TRILOGY. OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES ARE SEDUCING THE HEIRESS AND NEVER TRUST A ROGUE. Rouge Romance - your first stop for romance books
The virgin and the rake... The Duke of Arden is whispered to be the most magnificent lover in all of London. He is exactly who innocent Roslyn needs to teach her all about passion. Roslyn has been in love with her neighbour since she was a girl and she’s determined to marry him. But knowing that gentlemen lavish passion on their mistresses but seldom their wives, she has resolved to learn all she can from a master before she can catch her intended husband.But while the Duke is happy to tutor her in the art of love, will he also let her go...? Rouge Romance - your first stop for romance books
This volume contains 17 studies on historical Romance linguistics within a variety of current theoretical frameworks; it includes studies on phonology, morphology and syntax, focusing solely or comparatively on all five ‘major’ Romance languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish. An introduction by the eminent Romance Linguist Jürgen Klausenburger addresses the fit of these studies in the overall development of the field of historical Romance linguistics since the 19th century. The studies in this volume demonstrate an organic link between Malkiel’s (1961) ‘classic’ definition of Romance linguistics and the field of Romance linguistics today, because just as scholars of the field in the 19th century successfully applied the dominant paradigm of (historical) linguistics of their time, Neogrammarian theory, so do the authors contained in the present volume avail themselves of current linguistic advances to achieve equally significant results.
This volume commences with Q's ghostly 'Lady Mary's Tale' which is based on a traditional story of a headless carriage controlled by a headless driver careering across Dartmoor and accompanied by a wild dog. It appears that Q based his tale on Sabine Baring-Gould's recounting of Lady Mary's life (also included in this volume) but the facts are rather different to the Cornish and Devonian ghostly tale. Now surpassed in fame as a writer by his daughter's best friend, Daphne du Maurier, c Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was the pre-eminent Cornish writer of Victorian and Edwardian times and founder of the Cambridge University school of English Literature. He is of particular interest since his fiction was very often based on factual events long passed from memory.
Together at last! Three witty, fun-filled Regency novels you'll love to read... What Reviewers are saying... "...splendid... witty... complete with eccentric characters and highly amusing antics." ~RT Book Reviews. "...comparable to notable Regency author Marian Devon." ~Romantic Times BookClub Reviews Includes... RULES FOR A LADY If a lady is to become a Countess, there are rules... #1: A lady does not attempt to come out in London society disguised as her deceased half-sister. #2: A lady does not become enamored of her guardian; even when his masterful kisses tempt her beyond all endurance. #3: A lady may not engage in fisticuffs even if it is to rescue street urchins. MAJOR WYCLYFF'S CAMPAIGN Lady Sophia has seen enough death and loss in the military hospital to last her a lifetime. So, when the wildly handsome Major Anthony Wycylff, whom she's been caring for these past months, is given no hope of survival, she grants him his fondest wish—her promise to marry. Then the blasted man recovers! MISS WOODLY'S KISSING EXPERIMENT Caroline Woodley is no heiress. Indulged by her father who allows her to help with his scientific experiments, Caroline is conducting an experiment of her own. A Kissing Experiment. Of course, Geoffrey Rathburn, Earl of Tallis is happy to assist. The real question is: can he win her heart as she has won his?
A Kasey Michaels Alphabet Regency Romance Classic. "Using wit and romance with a master's skill, Kasey Michaels aims for the heart and never misses." -- Nora Roberts A beautiful young miss and her aunt are stranded in a snowstorm and left to the mercies of a nearby landowner who refuses to show himself to his uninvited guests. But, really, that just makes him more interesting… Enjoy the entire Alphabet Regency Romance series! The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane The Savage Miss Saxon Moonlight Masquerade The Somerville Farce The Mischievous Miss Murphy A Difficult Disguise The Rambunctious Lady Royston The Wagered Miss Winslow The Belligerent Miss Boynton The Lurid Lady Lockport The Haunted Miss Hampshire The Playful Lady Penelope Nine Brides and One Witch: A Regency Novella Duo
He holds her freedom and her heart... It has fallen to Chloe, the widowed Lady Stanforth, to manage the affairs of Delamere Hall. And when her husband’s cousin arrives – a man for whom she has long harboured a deep and guilty attraction – she finds she may just want to stick around. Newly returned from the war, Justin Delamere hopes he can finally woo Chloe. But he is ordered to search Delamere Hall for missing documents – documents that might prove Chloe guilty of treason, and perhaps even of murder. Can he trust the woman he has always desired? And can Chloe surrender her most private secrets to the man who holds her fate in his hands?
The thrill of the chase... Free-spirited Lilian Loring doesn’t believe in love. For her, marriage is best avoided entirely, despite what her parents – and society – think. So when the charismatic Marquess of Claybourne – a notorious rake – begins to show interest, she goes into hiding in a scandalous boarding house. Never having had a woman discourage his advances before, Claybourne is set on winning Lilian’s hand – even if he must besmirch his reputation... Rouge Romance - your first stop for romance books
SHE VOWED TO RESIST HIM Her wealth and beauty have made Miss Portia Crompton the catch of the season. Secretly determined to wed the maharajah's son she left behind in India, Portia ignores the money-hungry bucks who ply her with bouquets and bonbons. But one suitor will not be deterred: Colin Byrd, Viscount Ratcliffe. He is persistent and presumptuous - and wickedly tempting. HE VOWED TO HAVE HER Colin has no delusions about romance. He's a rake, a womanizer, and a murderer, and seduction comes as easily to him as breathing. Portia's fortune is an irresistible lure until Colin's mercenary scheme hits a snag. Winning her dowry is no longer enough - he wants her heart and her passion. The more adamant she is in her refusal, the more determined he is to seduce her... PRAISE FOR SEDUCING THE HEIRESS: "This decadent Regency romance debut is carried along by a spunky heroine and sumptuous descriptions of upper-class life." Publishers Weekly "This book has it all: a fabulous hero, a wonderful heroine, and sizzling passion. Read it and watch the sparks fly!" Christina Dodd "Guaranteed to seduce readers everywhere. This book is something truly special, an unforgettable story filled with passion, intrigue, and sweep-you-away romance." Susan Wiggs Rouge Romance - your first stop for romance books
Torn between her duty and her heart... Staring in the face of poverty, Anne de Lacy takes it upon herself to find a wealthy suitor so she can support her brothers and sisters.But when she meets a handsome, charming young stranger, she finds herself in a dilemma. Harry Crisp is perfect for her in all ways, except the most important: he is penniless. Can she sacrifice her happiness for the good of her family? Or will she be tempted by fate...?
What does it take to turn a wallflower into a wildfire? Miss Margaret Merriot is known as Daisy to her friends. But she is totally unknown by the larger world. Penniless, orphaned, and shy, Daisy is a true wallflower, destined to live out her days in the shadows, working for her thankless stepfamily. Living in the English countryside, Daisy knows that nothing special will happen to her…until she meets a most unusual duke. Tristan Holbrook never wanted to become the Duke of Lyon, but when has fate ever favored him? Scarred by war, uneasy in his new life, and now saddled with a massive estate that can’t pay for itself, Tristan needs a miracle to turn things around. One day, his path leads him directly to Daisy, and now he can’t get his shy but sweet neighbor out of his mind. Daisy is charmed by Tristan’s direct manner and his unpretentious ways, not to mention his brooding good looks. But he’s a duke, and must marry an heiress to fulfill his obligations. He’s expected to announce his choice at the harvest ball. Daisy seems doomed to loneliness…unless she can change her destiny during one magical night… The Wallflowers of Wildwood follows five young women as they leave their beloved boarding school and venture out into the cutthroat world of the marriage mart. Get ready, London. These wallflowers are wilder than you think!