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A Valentine Wedding
Lady Emma Beaumont's brother (having died in war) has left her a great deal of money. The catch is this: it is to be administered by her former fiance Lord Alasdair Chase. She declares the situation intolerable and vows to marry (or at least be engaged) by the 14th of February. Emma and Alasdair work out their differences amid a suspenseful subplot revolving around the death of Emma's brother. His last letter to her was of significance to the war and...
Almost A Bride
Arabella Lacey has never been particularly fond of her half brother, Frederick, the Earl of Dunston. When Arabella receives a visit at her familys' estate from the enigmatic Jack Fortescu, she is shocked to hear that Frederick has committed suicide. Jack informs Arabella that Frederick has gambled away the family's fortune and mansion during a night of gambling, with Jack emerging as the victor. Ready to pack her bags and live on the streets, Arabella...
Bachelor List
Bantam, Feb 2004, 6.99, 368 pp. ISBN: 0553586181 Due to the dumb investments of their father, The Duncan sisters are broke. Their dad refuses to listen to their financial plight as that is beneath a gentleman. Instead the three siblings publish and secretly sell the “Mayfair Lady”, a gossip political newspaper pushing women's suffrage that now accepts personal ads. Oldest sister Constance meets Parliamentary representative from Southwold Max...
Kissed by Shadows
Bantam, Feb 2003, 421 pp. ISBN: 0553583085 In 1554, Queen Mary openly displays her disdain towards Lady Pippa Nielson for the latter voluntarily staying in the Tower with Elizabeth. Since the half sister Princess has been freed Pippa is back with her spouse of seven months, Stuart, but wonders why he only makes love to her when she sleeps. She also questions why he has become so especially enamored towards the Spaniards, attending Mary's new hu...

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The Accidental Bride
When Phoebe's sister dies, the sister's widower decides to take Phoebe as a replacement, needing someone to keep his household in order. They had never really noticed each other before but once they start noticing they realize there is more to each other then previously suspected. Phoebe is a poet and a playwright, desperate to be noticed, Cato, the husband, is strong and honorable. Cato usually believes that his world should be filled with logic and ...
The Bride Hunt
Bantam, Mar 2004, 6.99, 400 pp. ISBN: 055358619X While their oldest sister Lady Constance is on her honeymoon, Siblings Prudence and Chastity Duncan continue to publish The Mayfair Lady. They do so to honor their deceased mother, founder of the paper, and to bring in money to cover their father's wastrel ways. However, Falstaff, Harley and Greenwold law firm sues the anonymous owners of the Mayfair for defamation of character having slandered...
The Diamond Slipper
Cordelia is a romantic girl who finds herself married to a horrible man who does unspeakable things to her. Her only salvation is the man she fell in love with before her wedding, her husband's deceased wife's brother, Leo. Leo knows Cordelia's husband is no good but has no evidence to stop him. As Cordelia struggles against the man determined to break her, she discovers the secret that could destroy her husband and free her from her disastrous marria...
The Emerald Swan
Twin girls are split up when they are only a few months old and later reunite after Harcourt, the guardian of one, sees her likeness in a street performer. He begins plans to substitute the street performer, Miranda, for the mild mannered Maude because Maude would rather join a convent then marry the over eager king of France. Harcourt plans to turn Miranda into the belle of the ball but must becareful not to lose his heart in the process....
The Least Likely Bride
After seeing her two best friends, who had swore never to marry, do just that, Olivia Granville is more determined than ever to stay single forever. While walking on the cliff side, reading a Greek philosophy book, Olivia oversteps and falls down the cliff face. Three days later, she awakes on the ocean, under the care of a pirate. After first setting eyes on Olivia, Anthony Beaumont knew that she would change his life forever. However, as the 'd...
The Silver Rose
All her life Ariel Ravenspeare has been taught to despise the Earl of Hawkesmoor (Simon). According to family lore, the Ravenspeares and the Hawkesmoors have hated each other for generations. Ariel's family believes that Simon's father dishonored their mother years ago. Further, the two families have fought over neighboring land that is heavily disputed. Due to the dispute the Queen has intervened in the matter and determined that Simon will marry Ar...

Jane Feather list of books

The Wedding Game
Chastity Duncan runs a secret matchmaking company with her sisters in Victorian England. They talk with clients through notes and a newspaper “The Mayfair Lady” that they use to promote independence of women and matchmaking. Dr. Douglas Farrell has decided to seek their services to obtain a wife. He as 2 requirements. She must be wealthy; to help set his business up. She must be able to bring in business for him Chastity is so taken aback by his ...
The Widow's Kiss
Bantam, Jan 2001, 19.95, 364 pp. ISBN: 0553801813 By 1537, King Henry learns that eight and twenty years old Lady Guinevere Mallory has been a widow four times, an excessive amount of husbands buried. However, what concerns His Highness is the legal marriage contracts have made her the prime owner of most of the wealth in the Derbyshire area. Wondering if he has a black widow among his aristocracy and worried that one person owns so much pr...
To Kiss A Spy
Bantam, Feb 2002, 19.95, 314 pp. ISBN: 0553801724 In 1552, Antoine de Noailles, the French ambassador to England, believes the boy king Edward VI is dying. Mary is the successor, but Antoine feels that the grand Master of the Realm Northumberland has other plans to replace Edward. Antoine assigns master spy Owen D'Arcy to learn what is going on by beguiling Lady Pen Bryanston, who attends the Princess and has a stepbrother who is a confiden...
Valentine
Sylvester Gilbraith has just learned that he stands to inherit a fortune from his enemy, the earl of Stoneridge. Of course, there's a catch. He must marry one of the Earl's four granddaughters. When he meets Theodora Belmont, the fiery, tomboyish granddaughter of the earl, he feels an immediate attraction to the beautiful young woman. But Theodora has no intention of marrying Sylvster until she discovers that it is the only way to keep a roof over he...


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