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Ask Me No Questions
The third book in The Tales of the Jewelled Men series.
Ruth Allington fell on hard times. With the unknown help of Gwendolyn Rossiter, she acquired a position restoring a painting on the Chandler estate. Gordon Chandler didn't want her there and let her know that in no uncertain terms. Despite the animosity that they felt towards one another, they found themselves falling in love. Meanwhile, the League was planning their next hostile t...
The second book in The Tales of the Jewelled Men series.
Lord Horatio Glendenning was completely unaware of the danger he was in when he fell in love with the beautiful but wild gypsy girl, Amy Consett. When he was badly injured in the woods, she nursed him back to health. Later, he determined to make her his wife despite all the disapproval he was sure he would come up against. Meanwhile, the law was planning to take Tio to task for he...
Marietta Warrington lived on a dilapidated estate called Lanterns. While she was being wooed by a seemingly worthy man, she met another man that, quite literally, took her breath away. Despite all the warnings, and against her better judgement, she fell in love with the stranger. She just couldn't bring herself to believe that this loving and gentle man killed anyone, least of all his own mother!...
Logic of the Heart
When a debate arose as to the legal owner of Highperch Cottage, located on the grounds of Longhills Manor, dashing Valentine Montclair met the lovely widow, Susan Henley. She claimed ownership of the quaint little cottage; Val claimed otherwise. When dangerous circumstances threw them together against their wills, love blossomed. But as time went on, Val bacame more afraid that he was losing his mind and that the widow had something to do with it. Could ...
Sophia Drayton was rather proud of her plans for revenge against her relative, Camille Damon. She became even more sure what she was doing was right when she was stranded at his home. The better she got to know him, the less she liked him. Until she got a glimpse of the tormented man inside. Then she fell in love with him, desparately sorry for the revenge she instigated against him. ...
Love's Lady Lost
When Leopold Savage was stranded at the home of Mrs. Primrose Hythe, he had no idea what awaited him - a precocious six-year-old, a crazy cat, chicken pox, and love. When an injury left the widow Hythe confined to her bed, he stayed longer than he meant to in order to help her out. The more he got to know her, the more he loved her and couldn't believe anything bad about her. He decided to get to the bottom of a heinous accusation made by his friend. But...
Some Brief Folly
Young, much sought after and unattainable, Euphemia Buchanan has heard the stories told about Dominer, the home of Garret Hawkhurst, the appallingy dangerous rake supposingly responsible for the deaths of his own wife and child. But when disaster strikes, Euphemia, her brother and a small page are rescued by none other than Hawkhurst himself. With her brother hurt, Euphemia is forced to stay at Dominer until his recovery....
The Lord and the Gypsy
Lord Lucian St. Clair returned from the wars with a heavy heart. The horrors of the war were nothing compared to the guilt he felt when he thought about the death of the woman he loved. He knew upon returning home that he was to marry Deirdre Breckenridge. He was unaware that she had loved him since she was six years old. She had to determine if he was still the man she loved or if he was the murdering rake that society declared him to be. So she institu...
The Riddle of the Deplorable Dandy
St. Martin's, Dec 2002, 24.95, 320 pp. ISBN 0312290977 The two times that Elspeth Clayton and Gervaise Valerian meet, they exchange heated words. The Georgian miss thinks he is nothing but a dandy who is interested in fine clothes and society gossip. She is more absorbed in finding a way to save her brother Vance who is arrested in France while work for Madame la Pompadour, the king's mistress. The lord holding Vance demands he hand over the i...
The Riddle of the Reluctant Rake
I found this book a delightful, action-packed read. Alice Prior, a young woman, invites Colonel Hastings into her carriage after a ball. He disappears with her into the night. The young woman's reputation is ruined, and Colonel Hastings wakes up to find out he knows nothing about what actually happened. All he remembers was getting into her carriage. Colonel Hastings is court-martialed because of that incident. His family deserts him, believing ...
The Riddle Of The Shipwrecked Spinster
St. Martin's, Apr 2001, 24.95, 336 pp. ISBN: 0312269420 In the mid eighteenth century, rather than spend a lifetime with Gervaise Valerian after her mother tricked the noble into marrying her, Cordelia Stansbury flees London. She plans to join her archeologist father on his Egyptian dig. Instead, she is ship wrecked near the Cape of Good Hope and lives with African “savages” for the next year. When Cordelia finally comes home to Engl...
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The Wagered Widow
The first book in The Tales of the Jeweled Men series.
Captain Gideon Rossiter returned to England with one goal in mind: to marry his beloved, Lady Naomi Lutonville. After a six year absence, he was completely unaware of the turmoil his family had been through while he was gone. On his arrival, he discovered that his betrothal to Naomi had been dissolved and she had no desire to change that fact. Sick at heart and wondering what on ear...
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