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A Fine Passion
When Baron Jack Warnefleet returns from the war after many years, he is first greeted by beautiful Lady Clarice who is trying to help a man who was run off the road by another carriage. Jack is fascinated by Clarice, especially when he learns she has been using her noble birth to take over his duties while he was gone. Jack and Clarice are instantly attracted to each other. Neither want marriage at the time, and they agree to become lovers with no lo...
A Lady of His Own
Avon, Oct 2004, 6.99, 448 pp. ISBN: 006059330X In 1816 Bastion Club member Charles St. Austell feels good for some of his fellow founders who have found love and marriage, but also is impatient to find and marry the proper uncomplicated wife. With that in mind and the need to pick his own spouse without matchmaking interferences from well meaning mamas, Charles takes advantage of a Home Office assignment to learn if someone is smuggling secrets ...
A Rake's Vow
Vane Cynster is traveling from his cousin's home when a storm causes him to stop at Bellamy Hall, the home of his godmother, Minnie, who is also the aunt of Patience Debbington, the lead female character. Patience is on an extended stay at her aunt's home with her 17 year old brother, Gerrard. Vane's one night stop turns out to be a long visit when his godmother asks him to help investigate recent thefts and the appearance of a spectre or ghost. Va...
A Secret Love
In the fifth book of the Cynster series, Gabriel (Rupert)Cynster is called to a secret midnight meeting by a Countess/widow who is keeping her identity secret for her family's sake. She asks Gabriel for help with a financial scheme which has ensnared her family. He agrees for the price of a kiss for each tidbit of information he provides. Althea Morwellan, Gabriel's childhood neighbor and playmate, is actually the countess in disguise. Althea ...

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Captain Jack's Woman
Kit and Captain Jack, both pretending to be smugglers and leading rival gangs, end up as lovers, when Jack discovers the young Kit is not a lad but a very sexually attractive woman. Jack, who is really Lord Hendon, the High Commisoner of North Norfolk, is trying to break a spy ring and resists admitting to his new mistress (and later wife) the true nature of his "illegal" activities. ...
Devil's Bride
Devil Cynster, the Duke of St. Ives, is the man that dreams are made of: arrogant, handsome, titled and rich. Honoria Wetherby is just a governess, trapped by society when she's caught alone in a cabin with the dashing Duke. With the murder of one of their family, the Bar Cynster - a group of men that rival the Duke in arrogance and handsomeness - band together to hunt down his killer. Meanwhile, Devil tries to convince Honoria to wed him. ...
Impetuous Innocent
Georgiana Hartley, recently returned from Italy after her father's death, found herself in the custody of a very eager cousin. Determined to run away from his constant advances, what is a lady to do? She fled to into the estate of Dominic Ridgely. After hearing out her pleas for help, what is a gentleman to do but to help the damsel in distress by introducing her to his sister, who was only so delighted to establish Georgie in society. As his sister work...
On A Wicked Dawn
Avon, May 2002, 7.50, 432 pp. ISBN: 0060002050 After eight years of dire financial straits caused by his deceased father, Viscount Luc Ashford is wealthy. Successfully steering his family through the great debts, he allows himself a night of drinking to celebrate. When he tumbles home, Lady Amelia Cynster accosts him with a proposition that they marry and he use her large dowry to pay off his no longer existing debts. Perhaps it is the marriag...
On A Wild Night
Avon, Apr 2002, 7.50, 416 pp. ISBN: 0380812037 In 1825 England twins Amanda and Amelia Cynster discuss the hopelessness of finding a worthy male to love for a lifetime as no one in their circle measure up to the high bar set by their relatives, the six Bar Cynster brood. The siblings agree to never lower their standard even if it means a spinster's life. They also concur that they must widen their horizons. Amanda will venture into the sha...
Scandal's Bride
In the third book of the Cynster series, Richard (Scandal)Cynster is called to Scotland to receive an item of his deceased mother. Upon reaching Scotland Richard learns that in order for the family to receive their inheritance, he must marry the Laird's ward, Catriona Hennessy. Catriona, called the Lady of the Vale, has the mystical powers, and sees a vision of the man who who will be the father of her children, Richard. Even though she do...

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The Lady Chosen
Seven gentlemen who acted as secret agents for the English government during the Napoleonic wars have resigned. Each one of them has a title, wealth and are handsome. After so many years of war the gentlemen are unprepared for the onslaught of the matchmaking mamas of the ton. Therefore, they form The Bastion Club - established to aid each other in the hunt for a suitable wife - a wife who they choose. In The Lady Chosen, the first novel in the serie...
The Promise In A Kiss
The heroine meets a man fleeing her convent. He kisses her, and then leaves. They meet seven years later in London. He wants her, but she has a few problems to work out first....
The Reasons for Marriage
In London, Jason Montgomery, the Duke of Eversleigh, is recuperating from his little brother's death at Waterloo and soon comes to realize he must do what his little brother was suppose to do and provide a heir for the dukedom. He and his friend, Frederick Marshall, establish a list of what he requires for a wife. After reviewing invites from the ton, they decide to check out Lenore Lester, spinster little sister of some of his friends. Lenore does ...
To Distraction
Deverall, Viscount Paignton, is a former English spy in search of a bride like the other members of his elite group the Bastion Club. After asking his Aunt Audrey her opinion, she directs him to Phoebe Malleson, a spinsterish woman who has declared that she will never marry. Deverall attends a country party Phoebe's Aunt Edith is hosting to meet the woman, and he is instantly intrigued by her beauty and unique personality. Phoebe declares to Dever...


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