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The Captain's Mysterious Lady

The Captain's Mysterious Lady

Author: Mary Nichols Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2010

Shortlisted for the Love Story of the Year in the 2011 Pure Passion Awards.   Driven by grief and an implacable thirst for vengeance, Captain James Drymore has one sole purpose in life: to hunt down the men who killed his wife. But when he sees a beautiful young lady in distress James allows himself to become distracted for the first time…   Having rescued Amy, James discovers she didn’t escape unscathed – she has lost her memory! As the conflicted Captain slowly puts together the complex pieces of his mysterious lady’s past, James realises he needs to let go of his own. Can he and Amy build a new future - together?

Other books by Mary Nichols

In The Commodore's Hands

In The Commodore's Hands

Author: Mary Nichols Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2018

STOWAWAY...OR WIFE! Commodore John Drymore's mission is clear: sail to France, rescue Comte Giradet from prison and bring him and his daughter back to England safely. But Lisette Giradet defies the Commodore at every turn and soon gets under his skin more deeply than the bullet in his arm. Desperate to rescue her brother from the guillotine, Lisette smuggles herself back on board ship. With her life in jeopardy she's given no choice - she must assume the role of the Commodore's wife! The Piccadilly Gentlemen's Club Seeking justice, finding love.

The Farmer's Daughter

The Farmer's Daughter

Author: Mary Nichols Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2016

June, 1944. Since her father's stroke, Jean has been trying to run her parents' small farm almost single-handedly and is in desperate need of help. Karl, a German prisoner of war captured when the Allies invade France in 1944, turns out to be just what she needs. He is polite, hardworking and homesick, but is he more than that? Fraternisation between the prisoners and the local population is forbidden, but as the weeks and months pass, Jean and Karl become closer - much to the dismay of Jean's family and Karl's compatriots. Can their love have a future when it seems every hand is against them?

The Farmer's Daughter

The Farmer's Daughter

Author: Mary Nichols Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2016

June, 1944. Since her father's stroke, Jean has been trying to run her parents' small farm almost single-handedly and is in desperate need of help. Karl, a German prisoner of war captured when the Allies invade France in 1944, turns out to be just what she needs. He is polite, hardworking and homesick, but is he more than that? Fraternisation between the prisoners and the local population is forbidden, but as the weeks and months pass, Jean and Karl become closer - much to the dismay of Jean's family and Karl's compatriots. Can their love have a future when it seems every hand is against them?

The Husband Season

The Husband Season

Author: Mary Nichols Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Miss Sophie Cavenhurst wants a husband with whom she can fall head over heels in love. But London is full of traps for an unwary country miss. And when this headstrong beauty is rescued by the maddeningly superior Viscount Kimberley she is certain he's the last man she would ever consider! Adam has no intention of marrying again - least of all an outspoken girl who cares nothing for propriety! But this handsome widower soon realises that a touch of impropriety might be just what he needs...

We'll Meet Again

We'll Meet Again

Author: Mary Nichols Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2015

1940. London is facing the full wrath of the blitz and amid the chaos Sheila Phipps is orphaned after a devastating air raid claims her family and her home. She is evacuated to Bletchley to live with her aunt Constance, where she forms an unlikely friendship with Prudence Le Strange, who is working in the code breaking unit at Bletchley. As their friendship grows stronger, the war subjects Sheila and Prue to fresh tragedies as, one by one, those they love are called away to distant battlefields, only to join he growing ranks of the missing, the captured and the dead. As the war escalates, the two friends find their lives increasingly complicated not only by the secrets of wartime but by those the conflict has dredged up from the past.

Lady Lavinia's Match (Mills & Boon Historical)

Lady Lavinia's Match (Mills & Boon Historical)

Author: Mary Nichols Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2015

When their parents married, James, Earl of Corringham, and Lady Lavinia Stanmore became as close as brother and sister. Now, years later, James has outgrown his rakish ways and is burning with a love for her that he longs to reveal.However, he faces a rival in the mysterious Lord Wincote. Torn between James and the handsome stranger, Lavinia's feelings are thrown into turmoil. But is this man really what he seems? The more Lord Wincote persists, the more Lavinia wonders if she should be looking for love a little closer to home....

Incomparable Countess (Mills & Boon Historical)

Incomparable Countess (Mills & Boon Historical)

Author: Mary Nichols Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2015

For one long, hot summer Frances and Marcus had meant everything to each other. And then he betrayed her by marrying someone else. At seventeen, Frances had possessed an inner fire, a joy of life. Now, years later, Marcus, Duke of Loscoe, is confounded by the ice-cold society hostess she has become.Having learned how to suppress her youthful dreams and desires, Frances, Countess of Carringham, can't deny she's pained to hear that Marcus is looking for a new wife to care for his motherless child. Nor can she disguise that she is still susceptible to his charm....

Westmere Legacy (Mills & Boon Historical)

Westmere Legacy (Mills & Boon Historical)

Author: Mary Nichols Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2015

Isabella's grandfather, the Earl of Westmere, insists she take a husband - and she must choose which of her four second cousins it must be. In desperation, Bella turns to Robert Huntley, the cousin with whom she's shared many a childhood adventure.A distinguished captain of the Hussars, Robert finds himself agreeing to her outrageous suggestion of a pretend engagement. He tells Bella he has no desire to be shackled in a loveless marriage, and their engagement must end once she's had a Season in town. Why, then, is he tantalized by thoughts of Bella, and the pleasures their marriage could bring them both?

Last Gamble (Mills & Boon Historical)

Last Gamble (Mills & Boon Historical)

Author: Mary Nichols Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2015

Miss Helen Sanghurst was shocked when she discovered, after her father's suicide, that he had gambled away her inheritance. It was some relief to find that she had a guardian, even if it meant travelling from London to Scotland.Needing some peace, she was bent on travelling alone, but coach travel was risky and she was secretly thankful for the protection offered by Captain Duncan Blair, also travelling north. That didn't mean that she was going to reveal her identity to a stranger, no matter how attractive he was....

Dangerous Undertaking (Mills & Boon Historical)

Dangerous Undertaking (Mills & Boon Historical)

Author: Mary Nichols Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2015

Hoping to live with her great-uncle Henry Capitain, Margaret Donnington found him a reprobate and took refuge at Winterford Manor. It seemed Roland, Lord Pargeter, was in need of a wife, and he offered Margaret a marriage of convenience for one year.She thought she had strayed into a madhouse but, with little money and no chance of a job, she had to accept.Only after the marriage did Margaret learn of the family curse, and how dangerous it would he for her...

Price Of Honour (Mills & Boon Historical)

Price Of Honour (Mills & Boon Historical)

Author: Mary Nichols Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2015

Olivia Pledger, through her own willfulness, found herself stranded in Portugal in the middle of the Peninsular War! A resourceful lady, she was determined to work her way back to the British lines and so get herself home to England.But in foraging a deserted mansion, she was discovered by Robert Lynmount, who had been cashiered in disgrace from Wellington's army. Although intent on scouting unofficially for Wellington until he could clear his name, now Robert felt responsible for Olivia's safety. In such circumstances, falling in love was crazy, and personal feeling could not be allowed to count....

Claiming the Ashbrooke Heir (Mills & Boon Historical)

Claiming the Ashbrooke Heir (Mills & Boon Historical)

Author: Mary Nichols Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2015

At a time when having a baby out of wedlock is a disgrace and means certain ruin, Annette Ryston is at her wits' end.Rejected by the father of her child, turned away from her work and her home she is determined to bring her son up to the best of her ability by taking in sewing, unaware that there is someone looking for her.The encounter with Major Charles Ashbrooke, when it comes, makes her realise how fragile is the life she has built around herself and how easily it could fall around her ears. But Annette is not all she seems and Charles recognises there is a mystery to be solved and in solving it, finds himself revising his opinion of the lovely girl...

Mistress Of Madderlea (Mills & Boon Historical)

Mistress Of Madderlea (Mills & Boon Historical)

Author: Mary Nichols Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2014

How could she put things right without a scandal?Miss Sophie Roswell wanted to marry. But as she was an heiress, surely her money would attract the wrong kind of man? Her ingenious solution-to switch places with her cousin Charlotte for the Season! When she met Richard, Viscount Braybrooke, she knew she'd made a terrible mistake. Although he was looking for a wife, he had to fulfill his duty as heir to a dukedom. And Sophie was now apparently ineligible....

Devil-May-Dare (Mills & Boon Historical)

Devil-May-Dare (Mills & Boon Historical)

Author: Mary Nichols Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2014

A society scandal!Jack Bellingham knows something strange is going on, and Lydia Wenthorpe seems to be at the centre of the intrigue. He has enough to do trying to trace the owners of a cache of jewels he discovered when fighting in the French wars, but when Lydia appears to be after the jewels herself, Jack resolves to find out exactly what she's up to...Lydia fears discovery above all else, and finds herself torn between wanting Jack near her and wanting him as far as way as possible! She needs a way out of her dilemma, fast!

A Different World

A Different World

Author: Mary Nichols Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2014

London, 1939. As WWII breaks out across Europe, teacher Louise Fairhurst and her class are evacuated from their school to the quiet farming village of Cottlesham, Norfolk. Uprooted and forced to start her life again, Louise finds herself acting as both mother and teacher to the group of anxious ten-year-olds. Just when they begin to settle into the country and their new surroundings, tragedy strikes.Warsaw, Poland. The German army marches closer to the capital every day, and the Polish counter-attack can only hold them off for so long. With people fleeing and the city in chaos, pilot Jan Grabowski must abandon his beloved homeland and head to Romania to fight the enemy, leaving his wife Rulka behind. When Rulka sees Poland overcome by the Nazis, living in constant danger and amid cruel reprisals, she joins the Resistance.Back in England, Louise begins to wonder if perhaps she should have stayed in London until a chance meeting with Jan alters her path and their worlds collide forever.

Four Regency Rogues: The Earl and the Hoyden / The Captain's Forbidden Miss / Miss Winbolt and the Fortune Hunter / Captain Fawley's Innocent Bride (Mills & Boon e-Book Collections)

Four Regency Rogues: The Earl and the Hoyden / The Captain's Forbidden Miss / Miss Winbolt and the Fortune Hunter / Captain Fawley's Innocent Bride (Mills & Boon e-Book Collections)

Author: Mary Nichols, Margaret McPhee, Sylvia Andrew, Annie Burrows Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2014

THE EARL AND THE HOYDEN by Mary NicholsHe had called her a plain hoyden! Miss Charlotte Cartwright has never forgotten Roland Temple's contemptuous rejection of her hand in marriage. And she's not about to forgive either - even if Roland, the new Earl of Amerleigh, is now older, wiser and ten times as handsome!THE CAPTAIN'S FORBIDDEN MISS by Margaret McPheeCaptain Pierre Dammartin is a man of honour, but his captive, Josephine Mallington, is the daughter of his sworn enemy...and his temptation. She is the one woman he should hate, yet her innocence brings hope to his battle-weary heart.MISS WINBOLT AND THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Sylvia AndrewRespected spinster Miss Emily Winbolt, so cool and cynical with would-be suitors, puts her reputation at risk after tumbling into a stranger's arms. Suddenly, bleak loneliness is replaced with a wanton, exciting sense of abandon. But Emily is an heiress, and her rescuer none other than Sir William Ashenden, a man who needs to marry.CAPTAIN FAWLEY'S INNOCENT BRIDE by Annie BurrowsBattle-scarred Captain Robert Fawley was under no illusion that women still found him attractive. None would agree to marry him - except, perhaps, Miss Deborah Gillies, a woman so down on her luck that a convenient marriage might help improve her circumstances.

A Different World

A Different World

Author: Mary Nichols Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2014

1939. Warsaw, Poland. Pilot Jan Grabowski receives orders that take him to the heart of the escalating conflict. He leaves behind his wife, Rulka, who sees Poland overcome by the Nazis. In constant danger and amid cruel reprisals, she joins the Resistance. Norfolk. Louise Fairhurst's war is very different. Evacuated with her class of ten-year-olds from London she finds herself acting mother as well as teacher to the children. She has much to do settling city children down in the countryside, and she wonders whether she should have stayed in London until a chance meeting with Jan alters her path -

Escape by Moonlight

Escape by Moonlight

Author: Mary Nichols Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2014

1939. The de Lacey family of Nayton Manor believe they are ready for the changes war will bring. Elizabeth, the eldest daughter, is due to return home from her grandparents' farm in France and is expected to marry the dashing Captain Max Coburn. But when Grandpere suffers a stroke, her future is changed. Instead of returning home to Norfolk, Elizabeth chooses to stay and help her grandparents. Max is also stationed in France - but will this help their courtship, or will the war threaten to separate them for ever? Meanwhile, in the village of Nayton, Lucy Storey dutifully cares for her father the stationmaster, running their home in the little cottage by the railway. Her long hard days are brightened by meetings with the handsome Jack de Lacey, who brings a brief escape from her daily routine. As their friendship grows, can they overcome the class prejudices set in their way, or will the jealous signalman Frank Lambert succeed in destroying their romance? For all at Nayton, war becomes a time of risk and danger, of secrets and betrayal, and of finding love in the most unexpected places.

Honourable Earl (Mills & Boon Historical)

Honourable Earl (Mills & Boon Historical)

Author: Mary Nichols Format: eBook Release Date: 27/01/2014

Saving Lydia...Lydia Fostyn is being coerced into marrying an odious older man when Ralph Latimer, Earl of Blackwater, returns from exile and stirs up painful-and passionate-memories.Ralph is responsible for the tragedy that brought about her family's hard time, and he decides he must do the honourable thing and marry the beauty. But, as drawn to Lydia as he is, dare he get involved with a woman who appears to be aiding and abetting smugglers on his land near the Essex marshes...?

Lady of Consequence (Mills & Boon Historical) (Regency, Book 39)

Lady of Consequence (Mills & Boon Historical) (Regency, Book 39)

Author: Mary Nichols Format: eBook Release Date: 27/01/2014

An Unwilling MistressDuncan, Lord Risley, is challenged by a bet to try his luck with actress Madeleine Charron-when he should be looking for a suitable wife. He takes her to dinner, and discovers strong feelings for this beautiful woman who is so clearly a lady. But how can he contemplate marrying outside his class?Madeleine yearns to be accepted by society, but she is not willing to become any man's chere amie. The burning question is: what is more important-love or reputation?

Jack Chiltern's Wife (Mills & Boon Historical)

Jack Chiltern's Wife (Mills & Boon Historical)

Author: Mary Nichols Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2013

Escaping a marriage she doesn't want, Kitty Harston runs away to find her brother in France, quite regardless of the unrest there.Jack, Viscount Chiltern, is always around, and when she seems him on the boat crossing the Channel, she is convinced he intends to return her to England. It really is coincidence, but he can't leave her to fend for herself. They pretend to be husband and wife, though he knows that travelling together means, to avoid scandal, they must marry ... for real.

The Girl on the Beach

The Girl on the Beach

Author: Mary Nichols Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2012

Julie Monday, abandoned by her mother and raised in a children's home, enjoys a rare moment of happiness when at the age of eight she visits the Essex seaside and meets eleven-year-old Harry Walker. They spend a happy few hours together, but at the end of the afternoon, she must return to the Foundling's Hospital, and Harry goes home to his family. Ten years later, they meet again. Fated to be together, they marry just before the outbreak of the Second World War. But it's now 1939, Harry has enlisted in the Royal Air Force, and Julie must face the blitz in wartime London alone with their son. Travelling back from work one day, Julie is caught in the chaos of a direct hit. Rescued from the destroyed air-raid shelter, but injured and with severe memory loss, Julie is given a new identity as Eve Seaton. But it is not easy to become a different person; plagued with disturbing flashes of memory that she doesn't understand, forgetting her former life as Julie Monday proves impossible. She must make a decision: should she make a new life for herself as Eve, or struggle to recover the pieces of a shattered identity?

The Kirilov Star

The Kirilov Star

Author: Mary Nichols Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2012

November 1920. Russia may have endured the Revolution, but a brutal civil war still rages. As brothers are pitted against each other in battle, thousands of Russians flee as the threat draws ever closer. As distant relatives of the Romanovs, the Kirilov family is never far from suspicion, and closer to danger than most. When tragedy strikes, four-year-old Lydia Kirillova is separated from her family. The only key to her identity is the opulent jewel concealed in her petticoat. Struck by the child's plight, the benevolent diplomat Sir Edward Stoneleigh brings her to England, where she grows up well-educated, wealthy, and surrounded by a loving family. Yet it is not enough. Unable to recall even her own birth date, Lydia yearns to know the truth about her heritage - the charming Nikolay Andropov offers her the perfect opportunity to do so. Invited to join him on a trip to Russia, Lydia jumps at the chance to discover more about the past she finds increasingly difficult to remember. But when reality sets in, is all as it seems? With the Second World War looming, Lydia's situation becomes desperate. Will she ever find a place to finally think of as home?

With Victoria's Blessing (Mills & Boon)

With Victoria's Blessing (Mills & Boon)

Author: Mary Nichols Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2011

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1840.Preparations for the young Queen Victoria's wedding have thrown all of London into a frenzy - but for Lady Emily Sumner, her own marital dilemmas eclipse all the excitement! Forbidden to marry her beloved Lieutenant Richard Lawrence by her strict, status-conscious mama, Emily's chance at wedded bliss seems out of reach...But as Maid of Honour to the Queen, Emily discovers she has a secret weapon - royal approval! And with Queen Victoria's blessing, surely Emily's happy ending can't be too far behind...?

The Fountain

The Fountain

Author: Mary Nichols Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/07/2010

Norfolk, 1920. Barbara Bosgrove has lived in the market town of Melsham all her life, and is looking forward to the annual Harvest Supper dinner and ball - the first since the dark days of the First World War. George Kennett, a fiercely ambitious man, has had his eye on Barbara since spotting her with her great friend Penny, and Penny's brother Simon. He begins a slow and steady courtship and Barbara is eventually won over, agreeing to marry a man she believes she can rely on. Little does she realise how wrong she can be. Worn down by George's unfaithfulness during their marriage, Barbara feels she has lost all the vitality of her youth. But Simon is not prepared to let Barbara lose sight of the woman she really is - the woman he has always loved. He reawakens Barbara's passion and fighting spirit, but at what cost?

The Mother of Necton A Century of Norfolk Life

The Mother of Necton A Century of Norfolk Life

Author: Mary Nichols Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2009

The Summer House

The Summer House

Author: Mary Nichols Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2009

A secret love that will haunt a family for ever England 1918. Lady Helen believes her parents when they say she will never find a better husband than Richard, but when he returns to the Front, she begins to wonder just who it is she has married. His letters home are cold and distant - and Helen realises that she has made a terrible mistake. Then Oliver Donovan enters her life and they begin an affair that leaves Helen pregnant and alone - she is forced to surrender her precious baby. Over twenty years pass and a second war is ravaging Europe, but that is not the only echo of the past to haunt the present. Laura Drummond is caught in a tragic love affair of her own and when she is forced to leave London during the Blitz, she turns to the mother she never knew.

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