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Adventures of a Scottish Heiress
Avon, May 2003, 6.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 0060092963 In 1816, Irishman Ian Campion uses his fists to earn money to support his two widowed sisters, two nephews, and niece. When Dunmore “Pirate” Harrell offers him an opportunity to make a fortune, he is interested, as Ian knows he can move his family to a safer locale than the London slums they currently reside in. Pirate has made a fortune in business and has married a duke's widow, but is willing to...
Temptations of a Proper Governess
Avon, Sep 2004, 6.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 006009298X In 1803 Michael Severson accompanied by his blood brother Alex Haddon returns to England after spending a decade in Canada. If not for an honest judge, Michael would have hung for the murder of his actress lover Aletta Calendri; even his family believes he killed her. Now he plans to catch the killer starting with Lord Elswick who went after him with a vengeance; Michael believes Elswick felt his s...
The Lady Is Tempted
Avon, Jun 2002, 6.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 0380818337 From birth Deborah Percival was trained to do what others desired of her not what she wanted from life. At seventeen, Deborah's father died leaving her, her two half-sisters and her stepmother in financial straits. To help her siblings, Deborah acquiesces and marries a man almost sixty years old. This enables her half sisters to wed the husbands they wanted to marry. When Deborah becomes a widow...
The Marriage Contract
Ann Bernett is married by proxy (without his permission or wishes) to Aden (Lord Tybol). She travels to Scotland to meet him and tell him they are married. He does not want a wife nor can he have one now that he is smuggling gunpowder for a rebellion in Scottland due to the practice of throwing poor people off their land. He plans to send her away but can't force her to leave once he finds out she has nowhere else to go. He vows to make her want to leave...

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The Price of Indiscretion
Left destitute after the death of their father, Miranda Cameron and her two sisters are forced to to use their feminine wiles in order to save themselves from the poorhouse. After her two sisters determine that Miranda is the most likely to snag a rich husband, Miranda sets sail to London, accompanied by an Lady Overstreet, a female chaperone/matchmaker who will assist the beautiful young women in acquiring a young, wealthy and eligible husband among th...
The Seduction of an English Lady
Avon, Jan 2004, 6.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 0060092971 In 1816 in the heart of England, war hero Colonel Colin Mandland proves to Lady Rosalyn that her cousin sold the home she has lived in for the past few years to him. Separately both run off to see the top local aristocrat in the area, Lord Loftus, to plead their case. Loftus sends for solicitor Shellsworth who reads the deed and states that Colin owns the property. Fearing time away from his favor...
The Wedding Wager
Avon, Nov 2001, 6.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 0380818329 In 1814 the residents of Lyford Meadow, England, believe Mary Gates, daughter of a squire, is an eccentric person as she competes with men rather than doing traditional female activities. When she outbids Tye Barlow for a horse, he knows he will never forget her smile or the humiliation of saying “I pass”. However, Mary does not have the cash to pay for the steed that she feels will begin rebui...
You and No Other
Lady Caroline Pearson is widow who has been ill-treated not only by her late husband, but also his selfish family. Freddie Pearson, her brother in law, informs her that he has lost the small home where she lives by gambling it away. Outraged, Caroline decides to be impromper for the first time in her life and confront the man who won her home, Mr. James Farrington. James is a wealthy businessman who is trying to win the right to trade in Indi...


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