Historical

Lady Betrayed by Tamara Leigh

Ruth West - Saturday, August 05, 2017

A THIEF IN THE NIGHT
England, 1195 ~ Lady Juliana Kinthorpe is no longer the fanciful young woman who embraced the notions of romance and chivalry nurtured at Queen Eleanor’s Court of Love. Wed to a desperately bitter man, she is forced to steal from the knight who betrayed her husband during the Holy Crusade. But even to save her sister, can she do the unthinkable? That which will cost her dignity, her heart, and perhaps her soul?

A KNIGHT TO DECEIVE
When Sir Gabriel de Vere receives an invitation to tourney from his old friend, he declines, well aware Baron Kinthorpe blames him for his laming at Acre. But the ransoms to be won prove too tempting. Accompanied by his tournament partner, Sir Erec Wulfrith, Gabriel journeys from France to England. Though he finds the fair Juliana much changed, still he is drawn to her—until he uncovers her deception and determines to take back what she stole from him.

Certes, there will be more than ransom to pay…

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The Secret of the India Orchid by Nancy Campbell Allen

Ruth West - Friday, August 04, 2017

Anthony Blake, the Earl of Wilshire, is in love with his best friend’s sister, Sophia Elliot. But his plans to court her are put on hold when he is forced to resume his role as an undercover spy for the Crown. A secret document listing the names of the entire network of British spies—including his own—has been stolen. To protect Sophia, Anthony cuts off all ties to her and exchanges his life as an honorable earl for the facade of a flirtatious playboy.

Heartbroken and confused, Sophia travels to India, hoping to find healing in one of the most exotic regions of the British Empire. But the exotic land isn’t as restful as she had hoped. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery of a missing sea captain, a possible murder, and a plot that could involve the prince of India. And when Anthony appears at the British Residency, asking questions and keeping his distance from her, she is stunned.

She still loves him, and, in her heart, she knows he loves her too. But how can she rebuild her relationship with him if he won't confide in her? Does she dare offer her heart to him a second time, or will their love be lost under the India sun?

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Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

Ruth West - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New York Times bestselling author LISA KLEYPAS delivers the unforgettable tale of a strong-willed beauty who encounters her match in one of London’s most notorious—yet irresistible—rakes . . .

An eccentric wallflower . . .

Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she’s ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger.

A cynical rake . . .

After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught by a rebellious girl who couldn’t be less suitable. In fact, she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He’ll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil’s own bargain.

A perilous plot . . .

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Wives of War by Soraya M. Lane

Ruth West - Monday, July 24, 2017

London, 1944. Two young nurses meet at a train station with a common purpose: to join the war effort. Scarlet longs for the chance to find her missing fiancé, Thomas, and to prove to her family—and to herself—that she’s stronger than everybody thinks. Nursing is in Ellie’s blood, but her humble background is vastly different from Scarlet’s privileged upbringing. Though Ellie puts on a brave face, she’s just as nervous as Scarlet about what awaits them in France.

In Normandy, the two friends soon encounter the seemingly unflappable Lucy. Scarlet and Ellie are in awe of her courage and competence, but the experienced nurse is well aware of the dangers of the job they’ve chosen—and even she is terrified they won’t make it home alive.

Pushed to their limits by the brutality of a world at war, Scarlet, Ellie and Lucy will need to rely on each other—and the power of their friendship—to survive.

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Lady Lures the Earl by Eleanor Meyers

Ruth West - Saturday, July 22, 2017

Lady Madalene Kay doesn't fit into the mold of the ton, so has declared herself finished with Society...

After getting her heart broken, she becomes a spinster and a teacher at St. John's School for Girls in Bath.
She'll go where her mission for good takes her... even if that place is in the lair of a villain.

Marshal Pengross had been called many things, but the title of murderer was what had him thrown in jail.
Accused of his father's death, he suffered a short imprisonment before he'd been cleared of the charges.

Sadly, he'd been left to bear a scar that rendered his face ugly.

The only gift in life that he'd been able to keep was his daughter Lilias, and he's not willing to let her go.

But in less than a day, Madalene finds that the earl, though quick to anger, is not who everyone claims him to be...
They're both unconventional, but can an improper lady and a beast of an earl learn to trust again?

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The Skills of a Scoundrel by Eleanor Meyers

Ruth West - Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Man on the Run from Love...

Lord Mark Dawnton is a genius. Everyone says so.
Not only can he think circles around most of his peers, but he has also a skill for maneuvering through his father, the Duke of Wardington’s, marriage schemes.

Mark’s plan: Dodge women of good breeding. Dodge marriage.
The plan had done the Duke of Wardington’s youngest son well for years... that is until the day Mark was presented with a new challenge.

He must instruct a lady in the ways of science and present her to His Majesty by the end of the season as a great mind.
It's a challenge that he can't refuse... but when he meets his lovely student, Mark finds he's up for another challenge entirely.

A Woman on the Run from Herself...

Lady June Haywood is ready to take on any challenge that will get her in Society's good graces once again.
Scandals from her past have made life hard for her, so she's willing to do whatever it takes redeem her reputation.

Anything but marriage.

With June's secret past, the last thing she needs in her life is another man, but Mark is like no man she's ever encountered and very quickly, lessons in chemistry and psychology turn toward anatomy.

Namely, hers.

He doesn't wish to marry and neither does she, but what will happen when their actions give flame to new scandal?

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Catching Captain Nash by Anna Campbell

Ruth West - Sunday, July 09, 2017


Home is the sailor, home from the sea…

Five years after he’s lost off the coast of South America, presumed dead, Captain Robert Nash escapes cruel captivity, and returns to London and the bride he loves, but barely knows. When he stumbles back into the family home, he’s appalled to find himself gate-crashing the party celebrating his wife’s engagement to another man.

No red-blooded naval officer takes a challenge like this lying down; but five years is a long time, and beautiful, passionate Morwenna has clearly found a life without him. Can he win back the wife who gave him a reason to survive his ordeal? Or will the woman who haunts his every thought remain eternally out of reach?

Love lost and found? Or love lost forever?

Since hearing of her beloved husband’s death, Morwenna Nash has been mired in grief. After five grim years without him, she must summon every ounce of courage and determination to become a Dashing Widow and rejoin the social whirl. But she owes it to her young daughter to break free of old sorrow and find a new purpose in life, even if that means accepting a loveless marriage.

It’s like a miracle when Robert returns from the grave, and despite the awkward circumstances of his arrival, she’s overjoyed that her husband has come back to her at last. But after years of suffering, he’s not the handsome, laughing charmer she remembers. Instead he’s a grim shadow of his former dashing self. He can’t hide how much he still wants her—but does passion equal love?

Can Morwenna and Robert bridge the chasm of absence, suffering and mistrust, and find the way back to each other?

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Meet the Couple from An Honorable Wish by Eileen Richards

Michele Callahan - Thursday, November 19, 2015

Meet the Couple from An Honorable Wish by Eileen Richards

Remember the movie When Harry Met Sally? Scattered through out that movie were these interviews of couples on how they met and how long they were together. I thought it would be fun to do that sort of interview, but regency style... sort of.

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Interview: Miss Anne Townsend, Spinster from An Unexpected Wish

Michele Callahan - Tuesday, October 27, 2015


  Interview: Miss Anne Townsend, Spinster from An Unexpected Wish

  Miss Townsend, welcome. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us.
  So lovely to meet you as well.  I’m delighted to be here. 

  Perhaps you can tell us more about yourself?
  I am the eldest daughter of a baronet. My father was Sir Walter Townsend.  We grew up in our family estate in Sussex. My mother died young of influenza so I’ve been   responsible for carrying for my younger sisters since her death. Father passed away from heart pains just six years ago. My stepbrother inherited the estate in Sussex. I   have two sisters, Sophia and Juliet. I’m also the companion to Lady Danford.
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A Touch Of Passion By Bronwen Evans

Blog Diva - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Secondary characters and how they must have their own story!

A Touch of Passion, book #3 in my USA Today bestselling Disgraced Lord’s series is released on 24 March 2015. I thought I’d do something a bit different and talk about the secondary characters in the book—or one in particular.

As I was writing the story, a secondary character, Rose, the Duchess of Roxborough, sparked my imagination.

You’ve probably heard that characters talk to authors, or they do to me. My heroine, Lady Portia Flagstaff, introduced me to her best friend Rose. I came to know Rose through Portia and Rose soon became a favorite, so much so that I’ll write Rose’s story. In addition, Rose is now going to show up in the rest of the Disgraced Lords books (books#4-#6).

Rose’s story is a common one in Regency romances. She was manipulated by her family into marry the very elderly Duke of Roxborough, for position and money. Thankfully, he had the grace to die within two years of marriage, leaving Rose a very wealthy, beautiful widow with a young son, the future Duke of Roxborough. Read More