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Again the Magic
No one loved McKenna the way Aline Marsden, his childhood playmate, his confidant turned lover, did. McKenna left thinking Aline had sent him away after dallying with him while Aline, punished, remained in the countryside. Twelve years later, McKenna returned, a rich man, to the Marsden estate, on a business venture. The wounds in his heart have yet to heal and he ruthless plotted revenge. Perhaps then, he could purge Aline out of his system. But Ali...
Against the Odds
Jake Linley has always been waiting and watching on the sidelines for Lydia Craven. He can only see but not touch as she is the beloved daughter of wealthy and legendary Derek Craven. He can't face to tell his feelings to Lydia for fear of rejection as the lady has not even showed the most remote liking for him. When Lydia's marriage proposal is announced, he yearns for just one chance to tell her that he loves her. Can he gather his courage to tell her ...
Because You're Mine
Lady Madeline Matthews's parents expected her to marry an aging lord. However that is the last thing she wants, and what she wants is her freedom. In order to do that, she will need to make herself unsuitable for marriage. She chooses Logan Scott as the person to help her accompany her goal. Logan Scott is a successful actor who owns the Capital Theatre. He closes up his heart due to a past betrayal, and does not plan to ever fall in love again,...
Dreaming Of You
Derek Craven dragged himself out of the gutter and managed to build the most exclusive gambling house in London. But all his success and wealth cannot block out the horrors of his youth. Sara Fielding is an innocent country girl writing books that address the poverty and injustice on London's streets. Can a naive, optimistic lass and a jaded gambler find love? And can they overcome the shadows of the past? Yes! ...

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Give Me Tonight
Adeline cares for her aunt with cancer during the Great Depression. Her aunt tells her that she resembles her great-aunt from the 1880s who mysteriously disappeared one day in town. Around the same time, Adeline father was murdered, supposedly by the ranch foreman Ben, who also disappeared. One day while in town Adeline sees an old man with bright green eyes who stares at her. Adeline's aunt tells her this is Ben. Adelines' aunt dies a few days after Ade...
It Happened One Autumn
Lillan Bowman is a heiress who is searching for a wealthy husband at England. She is one of the four wallflower searching for the right man to become her mate. She is very independent and motivated to get what she wants. She can be the very sweet Lillian and she can be the girl next door and get down and dirty. Until Lord Westcliff... Lord Westcliff is the handsome and sexy earl who Lillian is heading toward. First appearance, he may seem cold and ...
Lady Sophia's Lover
Lady Sophia Sydney applied as assistant to the office of Chief Magistrate Sir Ross Cannon to set in motion her plans to avenge the death of her brother, John. She wants to seduce the so-called "Monk of Bow Street," and ruin his reputation as payment for what happened to her lost brother. Sir Ross Cannon hired Sophia because she immediately awakened feelings in him that he thought long dormant; but he was also curious as to why a beautiful young lady li...
Love in the Afternoon
Beatrix Hathaway innocently writes to Captain Christopher Phelan using her friend's name but starts to fall in love with a man who thinks she is another person. Beatrix Hathaway, the youngest of the Hathaway, was the most particular of her family. She is a proud lover of animals and nature. She feels more comfortable outdoors than indoors. She has an assorted pets running around at the Hathaway's household. She has debut at few London seasons but no one ...
Midnight Angel
Lady Anastasia Ivanovna Kaptereva, a Russian heiress, has been sentened to death for murdering her cousin and fiance Prince Mikhail Angelovsky. Tasia actually does not know if she is guilty; she remembers only that she went to Mikhail's home and awoke with the murder weapon. She escapes from prison by faking her death and exiling herself to England. Her English cousins find her a position as the governess for the daughter of Lucas Stokehurst, the ...
Only With Your Love
The story begins with an introduction to the herione, Celia Vallerand, as she is currently embarking on the voyage from France to New Orleans with her newlywed husband. She is a innocent and sheltered young woman, who has yet to even spend a wedding night with her husband, who is patiently waiting for her to be comfortable with him. But without warning, their ship is attacked by pirates and everyone is killed with the exception of Celia who is taken pris...

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Prince of Dreams
Lady Emma Stokehurst is considered odd by society. She has a menagerie, is interested in animal rights, and refuses to eat meat; she is completely unlike the delicate ladies who slight her. She takes comfort in Adam Milbank, her secret suitor - secret because her father believes Milbank is a fortune hunter. Prince Nikolas Angelovsky, a man with a shady past who is a distant cousin by marriage, has been fascinated by Emma since he met her as ...
Scandal in Spring
Daisy Bowman has always been a cause of exasperation and annoyance to her father, Thomas Bowman. With her unconventional behavior such as playing men's sports, reading books, and unrestrained way of expressing her thoughts, it's no wonder that in conventional London society no man has proposed to her. Believing that Daisy won't ever make a catch, he decides to give her an ultimatum: to find a man to marry in 2 months or marry Matthew Swift. Daisy is enra...
Secrets of a Summer Night
Avon, Nov 2004, 6.99, 384 pp. ISBN: 0060091290 In 1841, Annabelle Peyton and her brother Jeremy cannot afford the price of a show so wealthy Simon Hunt, son of a butcher, lends them the money. During the show, the entrepreneur kisses the aristocrat, who to her chagrin enjoyed the moment. However, her upbringing insures she puts a halt to Simon's intentions. Two years later, Annabelle and three other young human females (Evangeline Jenner, Li...
Seduce Me at Sunrise
Kev Merripen always loved Winnifred (Win) Hathaway but could not confess his feelings for her, though all changes when Dr. Julian Harrow sets on courting Win. Kev Merripen was rescued by the Hathaway family when he was a boy. He was a Romany boy who was abandon by his tribe after an ambush by farmers in the country side of England. Throughout his childhood, he and Winnifred (Win) had a special connection with one another. Win brought out the positive sid...
Someone to Watch Over Me
Grant Morgan is one of the best Bow Street runners, the newly organized police force in London. He is also one of London's most eligible and unattainable men. One night he is called to a ferry dock along the Thames to investigate a drowning. The victim turns out to be quite alive. Morgan recognizes her as Vivian Duvall, a famous courtesan, who snubbed him then embaressed him by telling everyone. He sees that someone tried to kill her. Obsessed with the ...
Somewhere I'll Find You
Damon Savage and Julia Hargate were married as children by their fathers. Each rebelled in his own way. Damon buried himself in his responsibilities as the Marquess of Savage and lived a life as a bachelor. Julia became Jessica Wentworth, renowned actress. They meet again as adults quite by accident. They struggle against their forced marriage but are brought together by attraction and then love. However, before they get their happy ending, they mu...

Lisa Kleypas novels

Stranger in My Arms
Larissa Crossland is told the her husband, who supposedly drowned, is alive. There are doubts about the man claiming to be her husband, but he eventually takes his place as her husband and Hunter, Earl of Hawksworth. Lara is extremely wary of him because while Hunter was not abusive in the past, theirs was not a good marriage. Hunter, on the other hand, seems to have completely reformed - he has become kind and responsible. Before they come to terms ...
Suddenly You
Amanda's status as a 30-year-old spinster and Jack's status as a diplomat's bastard love child bring them together to act as saviors for each other. They both feel as though they are unworthly of love and affection, and cannot help but respond to their desires and need of affection. This story is one of hope....
Then Came You
Lily Lawson appears to be a wild, carefree woman. She is estranged from her family, having lived with an aunt on the Continent. There, she made the mistake of becoming pregnant by the wrong man, who is actually holding their daughter hostage. Despite her own problems, she saves her sister from making a bad marriage (with Alex Raiford, Earl of Wolverton) and arranged her sister's elopement with another man. Meanwhile, Alex, who seems to be nursing a...
When Strangers Marry
Beautiful Lysette Kersaint flees from her affluent fiancée to seek sanctuary in Maximillien Vallerand's house, not knowing that both he and her fiancée are enemies. She welcomes the protection even risking her reputation. She later finds out that her protector is a cold-hearted man scarred by his cheating first wife. It has also been rumored that Max killed his first wife out of jealous rage. True as predicted, Lysette's fiancée withdrew his marriage off...
Where Dreams Begin
Zachary Bronson is a former prizefighter-turned-businessman who has made a fortune, but he doesn't have the necessary cultural skills to gain acceptance from high society for himself and his sister. Lady Holland (Holly) Taylor was widowed three years earlier; she is running out of money, and is trying to plan for her small daughter Rose's future. The two end up in a lip-lock through a case of mistaken identity one night, and after that, Zachary is dete...
Wish List
Caroline Hargreaves is 26 years old , a spinster in London society's thinking. She is surprised when Lord Drake proposes to her a sham engagement. She has disliked Lord Drake for he appears to be always inebriated and he loves to gamble and chase skirts. What consternates her most is that he drags her younger brother along with him. Although her brother Cade is 24 years old, Caroline still feel responsible towards him. But her brother loves Drake and emu...

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Worth Any Price
Avon, Feb 2003, 7.50, 400 pp. ISBN: 0380811073 Because he has heard of the man's highly regarded reputation and skill as a thief-taker that has made him wealthy, controlling Lord Radnor hires Nick Gentry to find his missing fiancee. The trail is difficult because Charlotte Howard vanished two years ago even though Radnor already bought her from her parents. She disappeared because she realized how dominating her future spouse is and what he wo...