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A Woman of Passion
At the age of 6 Elizabeth(Bess) Hardwick and her family are evicted from their home, Hardwick Manor and forced to live with her mother's sister. A few years later Bess is sent to live with a wealthy family as an unpaid companion to the young girls in the family. Bess learns her lessons about living in the upper classes of England during the final years of Henry VIII reign well. She makes friends easily and is a favorite of all the young people and the ...
A Year and a Day
The Leslie's are the castle keepers of Dumfries Castle on the English/Scottish borders. Jock Leslie is the castle steward and the father of 10 children and 31 grandchildren. They are Celtic by descent and his youngest daughter,Jane, is gifted with healing abilities and has a way with animals. She also has second sight. Edward Plantagenet, King of England, has sent his most abled warrior, Lynx de Warenne, a childless widower, to secure Dumfries. More t...
Dream Lover
Sean O'Toole has only one goal in life. To get his revenge on the Montagues. He would start by kidnapping Emerald FitzGerald Montague from her evil father. Emerald thought her life was over. She had nothing to live for and her father had turned her into an English mouse of a woman because he hated the Irish half of her. She married a man she hated and she wasn't really living so much as existing. Until Sean came along. Emerald had met Sean onl...
Enslaved
Lady Diana Davenport was born into the era where 17th century Englishmen. She dreams of real men with real strength and real bodies. She is well-read, intelligent, beautiful and yearning to live her life from under the watchful eye of her Aunt Prudence and Uncle Richard. She gets her chance one fateful day as she is visiting Peter Hardwick, whose brother Mark is the Earl of Bath, at his home in the town of Bath. While perusing an antique shop, she tries ...

Henley booklist

Insatiable
Signet, Nov 2004, 6.99, 416 pp. ISBN: 0451213459 Catherine Seton Spencer works as a dress designer in the court of Queen Elizabeth. She wants a little fun and excitement and a lot of love in her life. Scottish Lord Patrick Hepburn spent four months patrolling the Middle March of the Borderlands When he informs King James that his second sight reveals his monarch will succeed Elizabeth, the elated regal sends him to his future court as his e...
Ravished
Signet, Oct 2002, 6.99, 416 pp. ISBN: 0451207378 In 1792, Lady Kathleen Hatton gives birth to twin boys, but dies as the second child is born. Her husband Henry is elated with his heir Christopher, but blames the second infant Nicholas, named by a servant, for the death of his spouse. Over the years Henry gritted his teeth whenever Nicholas was in his presence and blamed him for all misdeeds whether the lad or Christopher, called Kit, did them....
Seduced
When her brother goes missing & is presumed drowned after a boating accident, Antonia impersonates him to avoid losing their home to his legal heir. She suspects that heir of being the one who sabotaged the boat causing the accident. She must convince her guardian Adam, who she has never met, that she is her brother. It is interesting, and funny, to see the male world through the eyes of a very sheltered sixteen year old girl in 19th century Europe. The ...
Tempted
A beautiful redhead from a powerful Scottish clan is pledged to the most feared and hated man in Scotland...The Black Douglas. Lady Valentina has been pledged to Ramsay Douglas after her bethrothal to Patrick Hamilton falls through when he impregnates another woman. She vows revenge on the Blackhearted Ram and devises a plan to bring him low. Ramsay Douglas feels all Kennedy women are whores and rather than offering marriage to Valentina, insults her w...
The Border Hostage
Raven Carleton lives in England on the Scottish borders, but not a typical English maiden. She loves to breed and train falcons and loves nature. She also has a grandmother who has taught her about herbal remedies, etc and initiated her into the "Craft". One day she comes across swarthy looking arrogant young man who "borrows" her horse and takes the shirt off her back to cover himself and leaves her to return home. A few days later the same man kidnaps ...
The Dragon and The Jewel
Eleanor Plantegenet, the youngest sister of King Henry, has lived a spoiled, indulged life when she is promised to be the wife of William Marshall at the age of 9. They are wed for 7 years before she is deemed old enough to be a "real wife" to him. On the night they are to first make love, he is poisoned and dies. Eleanor is heartbroken and vows to be chaste for the rest of her life. Simon de Montfort is a fierce warrior who loves England as his own ...

Virginia Henley list of books

The Falcon and the Flower
Jasmine is a relative of King Richard I of England. She is a great beauty but immature. Despite her royal connections, she is illegitimate and never raised to be a proper lady. She does not think she wants to be any man's wife but wants to be a lady in waiting for the Queen. She is interested in white magic and when looking in a crystal ball, sees the face of a dark warrior who will rule her heart. Falcon de Burgh is a handsome powerful knight, who...
The Marriage Prize
Rosamond was betrothed to Sir Rodger when she was orphaned at the tender age of twelve after her brother was killed in an accident. Five years later, they meet and must overcome numerous obstacles to achieve their destiny....
The Pirate and the Pagan
Destitue and without home, Cat St. Catherine uses her beauty and charm to seduce the notorious Ruarke. Seducing him with her feigned innocence and naivite, he is completely unaware that she desires him only for his money. It isn't until after the wedding Cat realizes exactly how much she loves him, but by then, she's lost him, and must search the world in search of the man she lost. Ruarke is dangerous and wild, and she knows that she has little hope ...


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