By Charlotte Featherstone
Lucy Ashton had some time past given up her quest for real love. within the rarified society of Victorian England, Lucy performs the game—flirting, dancing and dabbling within the newly trendy spiritualism. Even marrying when—and who—she's presupposed to. If the stuffy Duke of Sussex can't spark the fervour she craves, he can not less than supply her a kin, a house of her personal, and a spot to belong. but if her well mannered marriage unearths a being concerned and sensual guy, Lucy starts to wonder whether she will certainly have it all.
But Lord Sussex isn't the guy the London ton has come to appreciate. And Lucy has a few ghosts of her personal, besides. hence, whilst a blackmail scheme turns to threats of threat, the newfound peace of the Sussex marriage is solid upon the rocks. ardour has a cost, Lucy learns. and never all ghosts remain buried.
By Dale Salwak (eds.)
By Mary Balogh
Now a Bride is what fanatics of New York Times bestselling writer Mary Balogh’s Mistress sequence were clamoring for: extra ardour and extra drama that includes the Dudley siblings.
In anticipation of the engaging 3rd ebook within the Mistress trilogy, The mystery Mistress, here are never-before-published scenes from More than a Mistress and No Man’s Mistress—plus Mary Balogh’s new epilogue for the series.
• JOCELYN AND JANE: 3 new scenes—“The Proposal,” “The Wedding,” and “Return to Acton Park”—spark extra fiery ardour from charmingly conceited Jocelyn and lively Jane.
• FERDINAND AND VIOLA: unpublished scenes—“The Wedding” and “Home to Pinewood Manor”—prove once more that this not likely yet ideal couple is made for every other.
• THE REUNION: 5 YEARS LATER: get pleasure from a brand-new bankruptcy that reunites readers with all 3 Dudley and their kids and solutions each fan’s greatest query: What occurred after the final web page was once turned?
NEW: The spell binding prequel to the Mistress sequence! Readers bought to understand madcap Angeline and straitlaced Edward in the course of the romantic adventures of the Dudley brothers.
But Angeline and Edward have their very own tale of ardour to inform in The mystery Mistress.
BONUS: This publication contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The mystery Mistress.
By Mary Jo Putney
From the hot York occasions bestselling writer comes a charming story a couple of woman and an earl who're stunned while a innocuous masquerade becomes a shattering vortex of hazard and betrayal-and a fiercely passionate love.
By Austen, Jane; Doody, Margaret Anne; Kinsley, James; Lamont, Claire
In her first released novel, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen provides us with the sophisticated photographs of 2 contrasting yet both compelling heroines. For good Elinor Dashwood and her impetuous more youthful sister Marianne the chance of marrying the boys they love appears to be like distant. In a global governed by means of cash and self-interest, the Dashwood sisters have neither fortune nor connections. involved for others and for social proprieties, Elinor is ill-equipped to compete with self-centered fortune-hunters like Lucy Steele, whereas Marianne's dependable trust within the fact of her personal emotions makes her extra dangerously at risk of the designs of unscrupulous men.
via her heroines' parallel studies of affection, loss, and desire, Jane Austen bargains a robust research of the ways that women's lives have been formed by way of the claustrophobic society within which they'd to outlive. This revised version comprises new notes, appendices, chronology, and bibliography
By Sara Bennett
The boldest, so much unconventional of the 3 Greentree sisters, Marietta believes her most sensible direction will be to emulate her ordinary mom, the infamous courtesan Madame Aphrodite. Being woefully unschooled within the methods of ardour, in spite of the fact that, Marietta, at Aphrodite's insistence, needs to first end up herself through thoroughly seducing one guy: Max Valland, the moody, disgraced, anddisinherited former Lord Roseby. together with his lifestyles and recognition already in tatters, Max is so much prepared to assist the beautiful younger minx perform her selected craft—though he's stunned on the intensity of his hope . . . and via her so much unprofessional tenderness. yet Marietta's plans are threatened through the harmful mysteries swirling round this disarmingly sensual gentleman . . . and by way of a middle that urges her to wreck the courtesan's cardinal rule: by no means fall in love.
By Christina Dodd
Unique e-book: 1998
THE principles OF ENTICEMENT:
A girl should not quit TO a guy with no figuring out HIS INTENTIONS
A guy shouldn't ever SEDUCE a lady FOR the aim OF REVENGE
RULES OF SOCIETY
After 9 years, Hannah Setterington has made up our minds to promote the celebrated Academy of Governesses and discover the secrets and techniques of her earlier. accordingly she has agreed to be a significant other to the aged aunt of Lord Raeburn, a guy enshrouded by means of darkish secret and haunted via the rumor that he murdered his spouse. A strong-minded girl conversant in the vagaries of the Aristocracy, Hannah believes the rumor to be loads piffle, until eventually she comes head to head with Lord Raeburn.
RULES OF FASCINATION
Dougald Pippard, Lord Raeburn, is deviously happy whilst his plan to capture Hannah springs itself effectively. yet his delight is short-lived because the indomitable Hannah attracts the conflict traces and kisses him with the pent-up ardour Dougald hasn't felt for 9 lengthy years. the fireplace that has regularly flared among them rages back with each contact, each look, until eventually Dougald is sort of able to put out of your mind his wounded thoughts and plans of revenge for only one extra evening together with her.
By Mary Balogh
Initially released: 1990
BONUS: This variation includes an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The mystery Mistress.
New York Times bestselling writer Mary Balogh brilliantly captures the passionate clash of a lady stuck among loves during this vintage story of friendship, devotion, intrigue—and a love that's the so much seductive capture of all….
He’d served together with her husband at the battlefield—and secretly wanted her for years. but for Dominic, Lieutenant Lord Eden, Ellen Simpson has remained tantalizingly out of reach—until she is widowed via the struggle. by surprise pursued by way of the dangerously good-looking nobleman, Ellen is surprised via the intensity of charm he arouses in her. quickly their friendship flames into whatever deeper…and as scandal ignites, marriage turns out the single answer. yet Ellen has a secret—one she will percentage with out one—that prevents her from totally starting her middle to Dominic. until eventually he devises his personal plan for the last word consummation in their passion—and the lady he's made up our minds to own at any cost…
By Candace Camp
Within the past due 1600s, the mythical Spanish Dowry vanished whilst Black Maggie Verrere eloped with a stranger instead of marrying Sir Eric Neville. Now it really is a hundred and fifty years later, and Cassandra Verrere is wanting to locate the riches in an effort to store her kin from poverty. regrettably, just a Neville may help her. essentially, he considers his hatred of her as a lot his birthright because the dowry is hers--but even an historical relations feud is not any fit for the eagerness that quickly burns among them.
By Grace Burrowes
The most sensible presents are the unforeseen Ones...
To break out a scandal, girl Joan Flynn flees to her family's property within the Scottish Highlands. She wishes a husband by means of Christmas, or the vacations will ring in not anything yet ruin.
Practical, formidable mill proprietor Dante Hartwell deals to marry Joan, simply because a wellborn spouse is his top probability of having access to aristocratic investors.
As Christmas—and trouble—draw closer, Dante and Joan's marriage of comfort blossoms into unforeseen intimacy, for real love usually hides underneath the main unassuming vacation wrapping...