Louise Allen - Author

About the Author

Louise Allen has been immersing herself in history, real and fictional, for as long as she can remember, and finds landscapes and places evoke powerful images of the past. Louise lives in Bedfordshire, and works as a property manager, but spends as much time as possible with her husband at the cottage they are renovating on the north Norfolk coast, or travelling abroad. Venice, Burgundy and the Greek islands are favourite atmospheric destinations.

 

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Featured books by Louise Allen

The Piratical Miss Ravenhurst

The Piratical Miss Ravenhurst

Author: Louise Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2010

Winner of the Love Story of the Year in the 2011 Pure Passion Awards. Alone and in danger, Clemence Ravenhurst is forced to flee her beloved Jamaica. Disguised as a boy, she falls straight into the clutches of one of the most dangerous pirates in the Caribbean! Nathan Stanier, disgraced undercover naval officer and navigator, protects Clemence on their perilous journey. The heat between them sizzles. But honour – and his guarded heart – dictate that Nathan resists Clemence. Though it seems she's determined to make their adventure as outrageous - and passionate - as possible!

Other books by Louise Allen

A Lady In Need Of An Heir

A Lady In Need Of An Heir

Author: Louise Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2018

She needs an heir But not a husband! Gabrielle Frost knows that marrying any man would mean handing over control of her beloved family vineyard in Portugal to her new husband. She won't take that risk. But she needs an heir! So when Nathaniel Graystone, Earl of Leybourne, arrives to escort her to London, Gabrielle wonders... What if this former soldier, with his courage, strength and dangerous air, could be the one to father her child?

His Housekeeper's Christmas Wish

His Housekeeper's Christmas Wish

Author: Louise Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2018

'Tis the season for mischief! Accidentally colliding with Tess Ellery on the icy streets of Ghent is definitely not the way resolute bachelor Alexander Tempest, Viscount Weybourn, intended to start the festive period. He might have mistaken her for a nun, but there's nothing innocent about his reaction to Tess's delicious curves... When Tess is left stranded, Alex is honour-bound to take her home...as his housekeeper! And, despite his long-held rule of spending Christmas alone, Tess's vivacity soon has this brooding Lord determined to make all her Christmas wishes come true!

His Christmas Countess

His Christmas Countess

Author: Louise Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2018

A Christmas baby... Grant Rivers, Earl of Allundale, is desperate to get home in time for Christmas. But when he stumbles upon a woman all alone in a tumbledown shack, having a baby out of wedlock, it's his duty to stay and help her. ...leads to unexpected wedding vows! Grant knows all too well the risks of childbirth, and he's witnessed enough tragedy to last a lifetime. So once he's saved her life Grant is determined to save Kate's reputation too...if she will consent to marrying a stranger on Christmas Day!

The Earl's Practical Marriage

The Earl's Practical Marriage

Author: Louise Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/2018

Childhood friends now all grown up Now they must marry for convenience! Giles Redmond, Earl of Revesby, is marrying childhood friend Laurel Knighton because it's the only way to save his family fortune. Last time he saw her she was an unconventional tomboy... Now she's a beauty, but finding himself aroused by her is as baffling as it is surprising. Who would have thought such an infuriating, disobedient bride could be so tempting?

ONE NIGHT WITH A RAKE

ONE NIGHT WITH A RAKE

Author: Louise Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2018

Amanda is sleeping, held in strong, warm arms. She reaches out to kiss the man who holds her, but to her surprise, he is not her husband but a naked, handsome stranger. Searching through her memory, Amanda remembers that she was knocked out in a stagecoach accident before she ended up here. This stranger protected her during the accident, so she thanks him and asks for his name. To both of their surprise, the handsome stranger has forgotten everything-the accident, his own name, everything...

ONE NIGHT WITH A RAKE

ONE NIGHT WITH A RAKE

Author: Louise Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2018

Amanda is sleeping, held in strong, warm arms. She reaches out to kiss the man who holds her, but to her surprise, he is not her husband but a naked, handsome stranger. Searching through her memory, Amanda remembers that she was knocked out in a stagecoach accident before she ended up here. This stranger protected her during the accident, so she thanks him and asks for his name. To both of their surprise, the handsome stranger has forgotten everything-the accident, his own name, everything...

Louise Allen Collection (Mills & Boon e-Book Collections)

Louise Allen Collection (Mills & Boon e-Book Collections)

Author: Louise Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2018

Featuring some of Louise Allen's best historical romances!The Viscount's BetrothalWho would ever want a graceless, freckled beanpole like Miss Decima Ross? Hearing that she is once more to be paraded in front of an eligible gentleman, Decima hurriedly leaves her brother's house.And encounters Adam Grantham, Viscount Weston, the first man she's ever met who's tall enough to sweep her off her feet...literally! Could such a handsome rake really find her attractive?The Society Catch Miss Joanna Fulgrave has turned herself into the perfect society catch to be worthy of dashing Colonel Giles Gregory. But all her hard effort to improve herself comes to nothing when it looks as if Giles is about to propose - to someone else! Can Joanna convince Giles to have eyes only for her?Practical Widow to Passionate MistressStranded in France, and desperate to reunite with her sisters, Meg finds passage to England with injured soldier Major Ross Brandon. Dangerously irresistible, Ross's dark, searching eyes are those of a man with the weight of the world on his shoulders...The Bride's SeductionMiss Marina Winslow assumed she would never marry. Then the Earl of Mortenhoe proposed a practical, passionless match. Marina knew it was madness to accept when she was in love with him. But perhaps she could risk her heart...Married to a Stranger Sophia Langley's life is in turmoil. When she learns of her estranged fiance's death, the last thing she expects is for his twin brother, Callum Chatterton, to make a shock proposal! .A Most Unconventional CourtshipAlessa wants nothing to do with the Earl of Blakeney - even if he is shaped like a Greek God! But the maddening man seems determined to wrest her away from her comfortable life in beautiful Corfu. Worse, he'll return her to the bosom of her stuffy family.

Thrown Away Child

Thrown Away Child

Author: Louise Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/12/2017

Thrown Away Child is a memoir covering Louise Allen's abusive childhood in a foster home, how she survived - using her love of art as a sanctuary - and how she hopes to right old wrongs now by fostering children herself and campaigning for the improvement of foster care services. It is a compelling and inspirational story. This book gives a voice to the many children who grew up unhappily in care.

Bride's Seduction (Mills & Boon Historical)

Bride's Seduction (Mills & Boon Historical)

Author: Louise Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2017

A Marriage of Convenience?Miss Marina Winslow assumed she would never marry. Then the Earl of Mortenhoe proposed a practical, passionless match. Marina knew it was madness to accept when she was in love with him. But perhaps she could risk her heart...

Society Catch (Mills & Boon Historical)

Society Catch (Mills & Boon Historical)

Author: Louise Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2017

RUNNING AWAY FROM LOVE!Miss Joanna Fulgrave has turned herself into the perfect society catch to be worthy of dashing Colonel Giles Gregory. But all her hard effort to improve herself comes to nothing when it looks as if Giles is about to propose-to someone else!Deciding that bad behavior is infinitely more attractive than perfection, Joanna flees her shocked family. Giles is hot on her trail, determined to catch her and bring her safely home. But will he be as determined to make her his bride?

The Regency Season: Shameful Secrets From Ruin to Riches / Scandal's Virgin

The Regency Season: Shameful Secrets From Ruin to Riches / Scandal's Virgin

Author: Louise Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Never kiss and tell... From Ruin to Riches Certain he is close to death, William Hadfield, Lord Dereham needs a wife and Julia Prior is ruined and on the run. Accepting his shocking proposal, Julia finds life as Lady Hadfield a way to put her past sins behind her... Until three years later, when the husband she believes to be dead returns, as handsome and strong as ever and intent on claiming the wedding night they never had! Scandal's Virgin Heartbroken Lady Laura Campion has become infamous, flirtatious and shocking. Until suddenly, she has hope and will even go into battle against powerful Avery Falconer, Earl of Wykeham. Laura has discovered her lost daughter is alive and in Wykeham's care, although he will not release his ward lightly. When an irresistible attraction emerges between the two adversaries, will Avery be able to forgive Laura's scandalous past?

Marrying His Cinderella Countess

Marrying His Cinderella Countess

Author: Louise Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2017

A proposal from the enigmatic earl Plain, lame Ellie Lytton isn't destined for marriage. She's perfectly content being her step-brother's housekeeper... Until the high-handed Earl of Hainford arrives with shocking news-her step-brother has been killed! Ellie believes the Earl responsible for her plight and that he is duty-bound to escort her on the journey to her new home. But soon Blake's fighting an unwanted attraction to his argumentative companion... And when she needs protection, he determines he'll keep her safe-by making Ellie his Countess!

St Edmund's Church and the Montagu Monuments

St Edmund's Church and the Montagu Monuments

Author: Louise Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2016

St Edmund's Church in the beautiful village of Warkton, Northamptonshire is an unassuming place - but it holds some of the most exquisite sculptures in all of Britain. Commissioned by the local Montagu family, these four Baroque marble statues commemorate the lives of four of their members. Two of the statues were created by Louis Francois Roubiliac, one of the greatest sculptors of Georgian England. Adorned with related poems by schoolchildren and other locals, this illustrated guide explains the history of St Edmund's Church, the Montagu family and the monuments they erected between the 1750s and 1830s. It also details their painstaking restoration in recent years and the role of the church in the community.

The Unexpected Marriage Of Gabriel Stone

The Unexpected Marriage Of Gabriel Stone

Author: Louise Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2016

A proposition from a virgin! Gabriel Stone, Earl of Edenbridge, might have a rakish reputation, but he's also a gentleman-of sorts. So when respectable Lady Caroline Holt offers her maidenhood in exchange for an estate her father gambled away, his curiosity is roused. Gabriel is touched when he learns Caroline is helping her brother-he's protected his brothers all his life...and has the scars to prove it. He's willing to help her, but is shocked when his mission takes him somewhere he never thought he'd end up - down the aisle!

Love Affairs: Scandal's Virgin / Risk of a Lifetime / Taming Her Italian Boss / The Gentleman Rogue / Unveiling Lady Clare / The Heir of the Castle (Mills & Boon e-Book Collections)

Love Affairs: Scandal's Virgin / Risk of a Lifetime / Taming Her Italian Boss / The Gentleman Rogue / Unveiling Lady Clare / The Heir of the Castle (Mills & Boon e-Book Collections)

Love AffairsSix fabulous romances by talented writers.We are delighted to announce all six novels, have been shortlisted for The RoNA Rose Award. This award will be presented at the Romantic Novelists' Association's glittering ceremony in London on the 16th March.Do you have a favourite?SCANDAL'S VIRGIN by Louise AllenReeling from heartbreak, Lady Laura Campion has transformed herself into an infamous part of high society - flirtatious, alluring and utterly shocking - and yet she has always stopped short of absolute ruin. But now she has hope. The daughter she thought lost is alive, and under the guardianship of the powerful Avery Falconer, Earl of Wykeham and going into battle against Lord Wykeham might be her option to win little Alice back.RISK OF A LIFETIME by Caroline AndersonStriding into A&E, staggeringly handsome Dr Ed Shackleton sends Dr Annie Brooks's heart racing! Men are off the menu for this single mum, but avoiding brooding Ed proves impossible... Ed's fear of his hereditary illness means he's ruled out love. Yet a fling with Annie makes him want the unthinkable. Can Annie convince Ed that love is always worth the risk?TAMING HER ITALIAN BOSS by Fiona HarperRuby Lange might be unconventional, but her struggle to find the ideal career isn't from lack of trying! Now the latest option is "e;traveling nanny"e;-so she takes a deep breath, packs her vintage suitcase and heads for Italy. Ruby's new boss, architect Max Martin, may be utterly gorgeous, but he's far too buttoned up for her liking!THE GENTLEMAN ROGUE by Margaret McPheeIn a Mayfair ballroom, beautiful Emma Northcote stands in amazement. For gazing at her with eyes she'd know anywhere is Ned Stratham - the man whose roguish charm once held her captivated. But that was another life, in another part of London.Their past is mired in secrets and betrayal, and their true identities are now at last revealed...UNVEILING LADY CLARE by Carol TownendSir Arthur Ferrer catches sight of her among the stands at the Twelfth Night joust. There is something about her eyes.... He's seen them before. But when he goes to find the mysterious woman who has so captivated him, she's disappeared! But this handsome knight is determined to unveil her secrets.THE HEIR OF THE CASTLE by Scarlet WilsonWhen the closest person tycoon Callan McGregor has to a father dies, he is left to organise the inheritance and stunning lawyer Laurie Jenkins is the most suitable assistant. Even though she makes brooding Callan's pulse race, this is business - he cannot afford a distraction...

Unlacing Lady Thea

Unlacing Lady Thea

Author: Louise Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2014

A JOURNEY INTO PLEASURE... The night before dissolute Lord Denham is about to embark on his Grand Tour he meets an unexpected complication. In boy's clothes that barely conceal her delectable curves, his childhood friend Lady Althea Curtiss - desperate to escape an arranged marriage - arrives, demanding free passage! Rhys accepts his unlikely travelling companion with great reluctance - the scandal is sure to blow up in his face - until he finds there is far more intimate territory Lady Thea is curious to explore. Soon he realises that he is in danger of awakening not only Thea's sensuality, but also his own long-buried heart...

Moonlight and Mistletoe (Mills & Boon Historical)

Moonlight and Mistletoe (Mills & Boon Historical)

Author: Louise Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2013

A sparkling Regency Christmas in a sleepy English village!Guy Westrope, Earl of Buckland, was not a gentleman used to encountering opposition to his will. But the quick-witted, stubborn and delectable Miss Hester Lattimer was proving to be more than a match for him....Local ghost stories would not scare Hester from her new house-especially not at Christmas! Though her heart told her to trust the mysterious earl, she knew she had to be wary. Even if Guy was not behind the strange events, letting him get too close would inevitably reveal her scandalous past!

Regency Collection 2013 Part 1 (Mills & Boon e-Book Collections)

Regency Collection 2013 Part 1 (Mills & Boon e-Book Collections)

Whirl into a Regency ballroom with these six super, witty, delightful romantic Regency anthologies by bestselling authors:Scandal in the Regency Ballroom Louise AllenInnocent in the Regency Ballroom Christine MerrillWicked in the Regency Ballroom Margaret McPheeCinderella in the Regency Ballroom Deb MarloweRogue in the Regency Ballroom Helen DicksonDebutante in the Regency Ballroom Anne HerriesThat's 12 fantastic, full-length novels!

Stagecoach Travel

Stagecoach Travel

Author: Louise Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2013

The stagecoach was the travel wonder of its age: passengers could board a fast coach and be shuttled from one end of the country to the other, stopping only in stages to hitch up fresh horses and take a little light refreshment at coaching inns. Though coaches first appeared in the sixteenth century, stagecoach travel reached its heyday between about 1750 and 1850, leading to great improvements in British roads, which in return encouraged faster and expanded services. This book details the routes, proprietors and coaching inns, the customers and why they chose to travel, and also the perils of early road travel, including highwaymen. The legacy of stagecoach travel is also explored, making this an essential introduction.

Experiment in Love (Fast Fiction)

Experiment in Love (Fast Fiction)

Author: Louise Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

"e;Fast Fiction Historical - short romantic stories to take you back in timeBelieving she's unlikely to ever have any man offer her marriage, unconventional Lady Chloe Albright impetuously seizes the chance of a pretend engagement with Lord Christopher Fellingham, Earl of Twyford. Having loved Kit for years, she's learnt to carefully hide the pain of knowing that she is no more to him than his friend's studious little sister. But should she now put her research skills to good use and try some experiments in love?At turns kissed, flirted and argued with, Kit doesn't know whether he is more amused, annoyed or -dare he admit it?-aroused by Chloe's unexpected attention. Suddenly he's wishing that their pretend engagement could become the real thing!

Walking Jane Austen's London

Walking Jane Austen's London

Author: Louise Allen Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/06/2013

From prize-winning historical novelist Louise Allen, this book presents eight walks through both the London Jane Austen knew and the London of her novels! Follow in Jane's footsteps to her publisher's doorstep and the Prince Regent's vanished palace, see where she stayed when she was correcting proofs of Sense and Sensibility and accompany her on a shopping expedition - and afterwards to the theatre. In modern London the walker can still visit the church where Lydia Bennett married Wickham, stroll with Elinor Dashwood in Kensington Palace Gardens or imagine they follow Jane's naval officer brothers as they stride down Whitehall to the Admiralty. From well-known landmarks to hidden corners, these walks reveal a lost London that can still come alive in vivid detail for the curious visitor, who will discover eighteenth-century chop houses, elegant squares, sinister prisons, bustling city streets and exclusive gentlemen's clubs amongst innumerable other Austen-esque delights.

Mistletoe Masquerade (Mills & Boon Short Stories)

Mistletoe Masquerade (Mills & Boon Short Stories)

Author: Louise Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2012

Lady Rowan Chilcourt agrees to masquerade as a simple lady's maid to help her friend avoid a bad match.But working below stairs introduces her to handsome Lucas Dacre. As Christmas approaches, Rowan begins to fall for Lucas, until she discovers that she isn't the only one masquerading under the mistletoe...

Desert Rake (Mills & Boon Short Stories)

Desert Rake (Mills & Boon Short Stories)

Author: Louise Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2012

Desperate to escape the respectability of English high society, wealthy widow Lady Morvall runs away to Constantinople.And finds herself with the decidedly improper Andrew Fenton - an enigmatic man who is very keen to teach her all the sensual secrets of the East!

Auctioned Virgin to Seduced Bride (Mills & Boon Historical Undone) (The Transformation of the Shelley Sisters, Book 1)

Auctioned Virgin to Seduced Bride (Mills & Boon Historical Undone) (The Transformation of the Shelley Sisters, Book 1)

Author: Louise Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2011

London, 1814 Innocent Laurel Vernon is living a nightmare after being kidnapped and put up for auction in one of London's most notorious brothels. Only the memory of private enquiry agent Patrick Jago gives her strength. Even though she only knew him for a few days, Patrick made her feel both protected and weak with desire.When Laurel sees Patrick among the brothel's clientele, she isn't sure if he has come to rescue her or to satisfy his own lust. But she is certain that he intends to bid on her!

Regency Pleasures and Sins Part 1 (Mills & Boon e-Book Collections)

Regency Pleasures and Sins Part 1 (Mills & Boon e-Book Collections)

Celebrate the Regency Bicentenary with lashings of high society scandal and seduction! Part 1 of this sparkling collection is available now, and includes 2 FREE BOOKS!

Regency Silk & Scandal eBook Bundle Volumes 1-4: The Lord and the Wayward Lady / Paying the Virgin's Price / The Smuggler and the Society Bride / Claiming the Forbidden Bride (Mills & Boon e-Book Coll

Regency Silk & Scandal eBook Bundle Volumes 1-4: The Lord and the Wayward Lady / Paying the Virgin's Price / The Smuggler and the Society Bride / Claiming the Forbidden Bride (Mills & Boon e-Book Coll

Author: Louise Allen, Christine Merrill, Julia Justiss, Gayle Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2010

Set in Regency England, this beautifully packaged continuity sweeps you from glittering ballrooms, to a smuggler's cove in Cornwall, to the wilds of Scotland, a Romany camp, and back again.

Disrobed and Dishonored (Mills & Boon Historical Undone)

Disrobed and Dishonored (Mills & Boon Historical Undone)

Author: Louise Allen Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2009

Hidden behind a mask, Jonathan Kirkland, Lord Redcliffe, has disguised himself as a highwayman to win a wager: to collect kisses from the first five women who pass. With only one kiss left, victory seems easy. . . until he encounters Miss Sarah Tatton, who has fled on horseback to escape her vile fiance. Distraught and desperate, the last thing Sarah needs is to run straight into the arms of a highwayman.But his heart-stopping kiss gives Sarah an idea-to lose her virginity in order to break her engagement. And the surprisingly gentlemanlike thief is just the man to teach her the art of love. . . at least enough to pretend that she has lost her virtue. But as Jonathan and Sarah's passion grows, all pretense must come to an end. . .

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