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Almost a Princess
Bantam, Feb 2003, 6.50, 368 pp. ISBN: 0553584898 In 1816 England, Special Branch enlists the help of Lord Caspar “Case” Devere to capture a clever killer. The clues lead Case to the Ladies' Library women's rights group whose objectives is to change the marriage and property laws. Case asks member Jane Mayberry to take him to see her friend Letitia Gray better known among this circle as Letty Piers. Jane is as uncooperative as she is intellig...
Cherished
Emily has always been overshadowed by her sister's, Sara, popularity. Although they are close when Leon Devereux, her aunt's brother, come to visit, she feels left out for Leon and Sara would go together in adventures leaving her out. It doesn't help raise her opinion of Leon when they always fight like cats and dogs. When she has been 16, she has been caught in a compromising situation with Leon forcing the both of them to marry. Emily hates Leon after ...
Princess Charming
Bantam, Feb 2001, 6.50, 352 pp. ISBN: 0553581201 In 1816 London, widow Gwyneth Barrie ekes out a living for herself and her son Mark by providing piano lessons. However, her sedate life radically changes when her cousin Jason Radley arrives at her home with the news that she is the recipient of an anonymous donation that names him as trustee. Eight years ago, Gwyn and Jason were in love, but she left him and married someone else. Fro...
Shady Lady
Bantam, Feb 2004, 6.50, 384 pp. ISBN: 0553584901 In 1817, irate Waldo Bowman visits the printing office of the Avon Journal to confront J.S. Chesney having printed claims that he is a rake, written by columnist Lady Tellall. Waldo is stunned that J.S. is a widow Jo, who keeps the paper going as a tribute to her late husband. Lady Tellall who is actually Chloe Webberly sends a letter to Jo warning her to be careful. Not long afterward, Chloe ...

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Strangers at Dawn
Sara Carstairs had survived imprisonment after being acquitted in the murder of William Neville, her sister's husband. Although the jury ruled her out as innocent, Max Worthe knew that the acquittal was unfair and every year Max published in his newspaper the disappearance of William and the involvement of Sara to remind the public that he was still seeking justice for William's death. Sara had lived as a recluse for 3 years after her trial. She severed ...
The Bachelor Trap
Edwina Gunn entrusted Brand Hamilton the mystery of the disappearance of her youngest sister, Hannah. She believed that she had been murdered. When Edwina was murdered, Brand Hamilton wasted no time in solving the mystery. Edwina had been a surrogate mother to him and now she has trusted him the care of her nieces Marion, Emily and Pheobe. At first Brand thought that Edwina was just imagining the threat to her life. But after her funeral, he found out th...
The Bride's Bodyguard
When Ross Travenan's wife died, it has been ruled out as an accident. However a private investigator approached him and told him that his wife could have been murdered. The possible link would be she had been one of those women present in the death of one student in a private women school she had attended in her early years. Ross was outraged and vowed to avenge the death of his wife. His search for the murderer led him to France where Tessa Lorimer was ...
The Marriage Trap
Ellie Brans-Hill is an unassuming paid lady companion. But a chance encounter with her childhood friend from nobility, named Jack Rigg, put her into the spotlight of society and her bad luck started from there. Ellie needed to help pay off his brother's debts and she did it by disguising herself as Aurora, an extraordinary gamester. However after winning the money and before she could return back to her employers, she got straight into a riot and into t...
The Perfect Princess
Bantam, Nov 2001, 6,50, 341 pp. ISBN: 0553581236 Prince Michael proposes to Lady Rosamund Devere because he believes she would make THE PERFECT PRINCESS for his principality Kolnbourg especially with her being the daughter of an influential duke. After Michael's declaration, a weary Rosamund thinks she should have been a male so she could enjoy life like her brothers instead of putting up with loveless prattle. She delays the Prince as only...
Whisper His Name
Abbie Vayle is a well-off spinster who immerses herself in her bookshop business and in her pursuit of Roman ruins and artifacts. She makes a friend in Hugh Templar, a scholarly bachelor who shares her love for Roman history. Although she is attracted to Hugh, she maintains a platonic relationship with him. In an unforeseen turn of events, Abbie has been suddenly threatened by an unknown assailant named Nemo who wants a certain book from her exchange for...


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