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Her Scandalous Affair
Avon, Dec 2004, 5.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 0060565160 In 1814, knowing she is broke and soon will be unable to keep up appearances amidst the Ton, Isabel Weymouth decides she needs to marry a wealthy aristocrat. For good luck as she prowls the Ton for a suitable match and wears her grandmother's lucky brooch. Richard Mallory has just returned home from war to learn his grandfather is dying. His grandmother insists he find the family heirloom the Ma...
Just One of Those Flings
Beatrice, Lady Somerfield, is a widow at the age of 35 in London's society. When she and her widowed friends join together, they form the Merry Widows. They try to find lovers, but never marry again. Beatrice doesn't really want a lover and instead puts her attentions to chaperoning her niece, Emily, who is trying to find a husband. When they go to a masquerade ball, Beatrice dresses as Artemis, the Greek huntress. Gabriel, Marquess of Thanye, who just r...
Once A Dreamer
Avon, Jan 2003, 5.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 0060505621 In 1801 London, teenager Belinda Chadwick informs her Aunt Eleanor Tennant that she loves Geoffrey Barkwith, a notorious rake. Eleanor tries to persuade Belinda to forget Geoffrey, but the niece quotes popular advice columnist Busybody to go after love. Eleanor confronts Busybody, but is stunned that the columnist is a man. Eleanor blackmails Simon Westover to talk with her niece as he fears her r...
Once a Gentleman
Avon, May 2004, 5.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 0060565144 In 1802 when her boss Edwinna goes on her honeymoon, Prudence Armitage temporarily takes over running The Ladies' Fashionable Cabinet magazine. Prudence is very diligent putting in long hours on the magazine which is headquartered in the home of Nicholas Parrish, brother to the editor. When Prudence falls asleep at her desk and spends the night un-chaperoned at Nicholas' house, her father and four ...

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Once A Scoundrel
Avon, Aug 2003, 5.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 006050563X In 1801 Lord Anthony Morehouse wins a curricle race against Lord Reginald D'Aubney that provides the victor with what he thought was a piece of furniture. Instead, as all their peers laugh, Tony learns that “The Ladies Fashionable Cabinet” is not a bureau or a wardrobe, but instead is a woman's magazine that he won from a side bet with Victor Croyden. Unlike Reginald who owns numerous publication...
The Bride Sale
Avon, Jan 2002, 5.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 038080901X In 1818 Gunnisloe, Baron James Harkness, who rarely comes to the Cornish village from his Pendurgan home, hears a nearby auction whose bidding and commentary seem strange to him. He wanders over to take a look when he is stunned to see a woman on the block instead of cattle. Unable to sit idly by while the “wife sale” continues, James overbids and wins the prize. Gilbert Russell sells his wife...


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