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Born in Bristol, Sarah Mallory grew up telling stories. She would make up adventures to relate to her school friends during break times and lunch hours, and she was once caught scribbling a story instead of listening to the French lesson. As a punishment, her teacher made her translate the story into French!
She left school at sixteen and worked in offices as varied as stockbrokers, marine engineers, insurance brokers, biscuit manufacturers and even a quarrying company.
Sarah married at nineteen, but continued to work until the birth of her first child. It was at that time that she decided to try her hand at her first love—writing, and shortly after the birth of her daughter she had her first book, Fortune's Lady, published under the pen name of Melinda Hammond. This was quickly followed by two more historical novels, Summer Charade and Autumn Bride, but with the birth of her twin sons the demands of family life meant that writing had to take a backseat for a few years.
A compulsive scribbler, Sarah never stopped writing and continued to work on research for her novels, experimenting with contemporary scenarios as well as writing pantomimes for her children's school. In 1989 the family moved to an isolated Pennine farmhouse in West Yorkshire, not far from Brontë country, where the family expanded to include a dog, two gerbils and a dozen chickens. The growing family needed funding and she went back to work full-time. The writing had to be put on hold.
Then, in March 2000, Sarah stepped off a curb and landed in hospital with one ankle broken and one badly sprained. This laid her up on a sofa for twelve weeks and gave her the time she needed to finish a novel. She wrote as Melinda Hammond and Maid of Honour was published the same year. Since then she has never looked back.
She's published more than a dozen books under this pen name and has won the Reviewers' Choice Award in 2005 from Singletitles.com for Dance for a Diamond. Her novel Gentlemen in Question was a Historical Novel Society Editors' Choice Title in November 2006.
Sarah is now concentrating on writing romantic historical adventures for Harlequin Mills & Boon.
Winner of the Romantic Novelists' Association Rose Award 2013. After being shamelessly seduced by a married man, Zelah Pentewan finds her reputation is in tatters. Determined to rise above the gossip-mongers, Zelah knows she can rely on no one but herself...But her independence takes a knock when a terrifying stranger must come to her aid.
A pretend marriage to the Earl Sharing everything-except a bed... To uncover a ruthless killer, Arabella Roffey masquerades as the Countess of Westray-never expecting her 'husband' suddenly to appear! He could expose her, but instead he agrees to continue her ruse for a week. Randolph is brooding, handsome, and Bella likes him more than she should. Pretending to be his wife, she shares everything with him-except a bed-but the temptation to do so is becoming all too real...
Scandal is their Destiny Return of the Runaway Stranded in France, Lady Cassandra Witney needs help to return to England. When fugitive Raoul Doulevant offers to escort her home, she soon sees this rogue is also honourable, brave and dangerously attractive... The Outcast's Redemption Needing to prove his innocence of a terrible crime, Wolfgang Arrandale is forced to live as a fugitive. But Grace Duncombe, is intrigued by the wild stranger. It's clear Wolf hides many secrets, but she's drawn to him like no other. And soon she must defend this honourable outcast whatever the cost!
A disgraced lady Turned lowly housekeeper Earl's daughter Nancy turned her back on the aristocracy when she fled a forced marriage, working as a cook and housekeeper. But in nursing an injured man back to health, Nancy uncovers a deep longing for the dangerously attractive Gabriel, and a surprise: he's working to protect government secrets! She wants to help him. But to do so, Nancy will have to return to the life she once cast aside...
'This, madam, changes everything.' Years ago, in the Egyptian desert, Ellen Tatham fell wildly in love and exchanged vows with Max Colnebrooke. But, when made to believe Max could not be trusted, she fled... Now, Max is back in England to take up the reins as Duke of Rossenhall. And when he spies Ellen at a ball, the sparks are hard to contain! Little does Max know, though, that Ellen has a secret... And soon, he must learn to embrace an unexpected heir, and an unexpected - and disconcertingly defiant - duchess!
'This will be a battle of wits, madam.' Alex Arrandale, Earl of Davenport, is used to getting what he wants. So when he visits Diana Grensham, governess and joint guardian to his wards, and asks her to vacate his property, he is stunned when she refuses! Diana is determined not to bow to Alex's demands. Her whole life she has believed she is unlovable and worthless, but now, as she and Alex engage in a battle of wills, Diana's confidence blooms. And soon she finds herself tempted to make a few demands of her own!
Even for dissolute rake Richard Arrandale, this latest bet is outrageously scandalous. But Richard doesn't care - until he meets the heiress's charming chaperon and the stakes are raised even higher! Widowed Lady Phyllida Tatham is no longer the shy, plain creature she once was, and she's determined to protect her beautiful stepdaughter. But there's one suitor - with the worst kind of reputation - who seems more interested in seducing her. Who will come out on top in this winner-takes-all game?
De volta ao leito do seu marido!O marido de Felicity, o elegante major Nathan Carraway, desaparecera na Espanha quando o pais se encontrava devastado pela guerra. Sozinha, ela descobre um obscuro segredo por tras de seu turbulento casamento e foge para a Inglaterra. Durante o dia, ela trata de expulsar qualquer pensamento relacionado a Nathan, mas a noite e assombrada pelas lembrancas de sua intensa e apaixonada lua de mel...Cinco anos depois, Felicity e tirada para dancar por um homem bonito e perigoso. Mal sabe ela que esta prestes a ficar frente a frente com Nathan, de volta para reivindicar a esposa fugitiva!
A noiva desafiadora do capitao.Quando a jovem viuva Evelina Wylder foi colocada frente a frente com seu marido supostamente falecido, um elegante capitao, por sinal bem vivo, ficou ao mesmo tempo chocada, alegre... e furiosa! Por isso, qualquer que fosse a explicacao dele para o ultrajante engano, ela nao mais o aceitaria no leito conjugal. A corajosa inocencia de Eve havia enfeiticado Nick, mas a sua furia ardente o conquistara! Agora, ele teria de encarar seu maior desafio: provar a Eve que sua primeira missao era ama-la e respeita-la para sempre!
Serena "e;Sally"e; Coale would rather submit to a loveless marriage than endure one more day under the tyrannical rule of her father.But the last person she expects to encounter on her elopement journey is Ben Hensley-a man who has every reason to hate her. A man she still loves with all her heart. Ben has spent two years trying to forget Sally and her cruel dismissal.He is determined to prove she no longer has power over him, but a passionate kiss evokes memories that were never truly forgotten. Can he forgive her for breaking his heart, before he loses her forever to another man?
Stern and unyielding, Major Damon Collingham was prepared to pay a king's ransom for someone who could stay the course as governess to his two motherless children.In her straitened circumstances, Miss Juliana Wrenn needed this post and could not allow herself to be intimidated by him-or his colorful reputation. A devil on the battlefield and in the bedroom. Juliana knew what was said about her employer.She would not fall under his spell. But then those harsh features could sometimes soften to something so much more attractive. . .