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An Heiress to Remember The Gilded Age Girls Club

An Heiress to Remember The Gilded Age Girls Club

Author: Maya Rodale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

First Comes Scandal A Bridgertons Prequel

First Comes Scandal A Bridgertons Prequel

Author: Julia Quinn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

She was given two choices... Georgiana Bridgerton isn't against the idea of marriage. She'd just thought she'd have some say in the matter. But with her reputation hanging by a thread after she's abducted for her dowry, Georgie is given two options: live out her life as a spinster or marry the rogue who has ruined her life. Enter Option #3 As the fourth son of an earl, Nicholas Rokesby is prepared to chart his own course. He has a life in Edinburgh, where he's close to completing his medical studies, and he has no time-or interest-to find a wife. But when he discovers that Georgie Bridgerton-his literal girl-next-door-is facing ruin, he knows what he must do. A Marriage of Convenience It might not have been the most romantic of proposals, but Nicholas never thought she'd say no. Georgie doesn't want to be anyone's sacrifice, and besides, they could never think of each other as anything more than childhood friends... or could they? But as they embark upon their unorthodox courtship they discover a new twist to the age-old rhyme. First comes scandal, then comes marriage. But after that comes love...

The Earl Takes a Fancy A Sins for All Seasons Novel

The Earl Takes a Fancy A Sins for All Seasons Novel

Author: Lorraine Heath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath pens another richly satisfying romance in her Sins for all Seasons series. She's looking for a nobleman to wed... Though born out of wedlock, Fancy Trewlove is determined to fulfill her mother's wish that she marry into nobility. Fancy's keen intellect and finishing school manners make her the perfect wife for any gentleman-if he's willing to overlook her scandalous lineage. But Fancy's plans are thrown into chaos when an intriguing commoner begins visiting her bookshop-and she finds herself unable to stop thinking about him. He's looking to escape his title... Widowed just a year ago, the reclusive Matthew Sommersby, Earl of Rosemont, has been besieged by women hoping to become his next wife. Desperate for anonymity, he sheds Society life to search for the peace that eludes him. Fancy's shop is his one refuge, until the night their passion erupts into a kiss that nearly leads to her ruin-and leaves both longing for much more. Together, they discover an unlikely love... As Fancy finds herself torn between her family's expectations and her growing feelings for Matthew, secrets are exposed-secrets that force Fancy to question if she can trust her heart's desire...

Regency Rogues: Disgraceful Secrets The Secrets of Wiscombe Chase / Lady Priscilla's Shameful Secret (Ladies in Disgrace)

Regency Rogues: Disgraceful Secrets The Secrets of Wiscombe Chase / Lady Priscilla's Shameful Secret (Ladies in Disgrace)

Author: Christine Merrill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

A Lady's Disgrace When Gerald Wiscombe returns from war he's determined to claim what's rightfully his! But suspecting his wife has been less than faithful in his absence, he intends to seek the truth. But Lillian has endured all she can and now must face revealing terrible secrets she has hidden for years... * Outspoken Lady Priscilla is the only woman in London brave enough not to simper at Robert Magson. As the Duke of Reighland, he needs a wife and has this captivating woman in his sights! But Lady Priscilla doesn't wish to marry-ever-for she hides a shameful secret. Surely a duke deserves more than a ruined woman?

The Mysterious Miss Fairchild

The Mysterious Miss Fairchild

Author: Sarah Mallory Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

An accomplished beauty... But a most unsuitable match! Natalya Fairchild can't help but be drawn to Tristan Quintrell, Lord Dalmorren, with his effortless charisma, even if he's not her intended bridegroom. Tristan is an eligible society catch...whereas Natalya's unknown heritage could label her ruined! But as he helps Natalya investigate her mysterious past she starts to hope the truth of her conception won't destroy her prospects...of a life with Tristan!

The Master's New Governess

The Master's New Governess

Author: Eliza Redgold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

A new position for the governess... As mistress of Pendragon Hall? Unfairly dismissed from her previous position, her reputation ruined, governess Maud Wilmot is forced to take on a new identity. When she feels an ever-growing attraction to her new employer, Cornish railway entrepreneur Dominic Jago, Maud longs to reveal the truth. But doing so could end their fledgling romance before it's truly begun...

Duke Darcy's Castle A Dare to Defy Novel

Duke Darcy's Castle A Dare to Defy Novel

Author: Syrie James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

In Syrie James's newest Dare to Defy novel, a devastating duke goes head to head with a determined young woman. Lance Granville, the Tenth Duke of Darcy, was none too happy to give up his career in the Royal Navy to inherit the family title, complete with an ancient castle he needs to renovate. When an architect arrives on his doorstep, Darcy is astonished to discover that she's a woman. Kathryn Atherton has one goal: to become the first woman architect in Britain. Marriage doesn't figure in her plans. Despite the odds, her schooling is behind her. Now she needs experience. When she's sent to a small tidal island in Cornwall to remodel a castle, the last thing Kathryn wants is to be attracted to its roguishly handsome owner. Kathryn is determined to keep things professional, but the sizzling attraction between her and the duke quickly blazes out of control. When Darcy learns that Kathryn is an heiress whose fortune would save St. Gabriel's Mount, he wages the most important battle of his life: to woo and win the woman who's captured his heart. But duchesses can't be architects. And Kathryn has worked too long and too hard to give up her dreams...

A Duke by Any Other Name

A Duke by Any Other Name

Author: Grace Burrowes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

'Grace Burrowes is terrific!' Julia Quinn 'Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure' Tessa Dare A difficult duke, a determined lady and too many secrets . . . Nathaniel, Duke of Rothhaven, lives in seclusion, leaving his property only to gallop his demon-black steed across the moors by moonlight. Exasperated mamas invoke his name to frighten small children, though Nathaniel is truly a decent man -- maybe too decent for his own good. That's precisely why he must turn away the beguiling woman demanding his help. Lady Althea Wentworth has little patience for dukes, reclusive or otherwise, but she needs Rothhaven's backing to gain entrance into Polite Society. She's asked him nicely, she's called on him politely, all to no avail -- until her prize hogs just happen to plunder the ducal orchard. He longs for privacy. She's vowed to never endure another ball as a wallflower. Yet as the two grow closer, it soon becomes clear they might both be pretending to be something they're not. A Rogues to Riches book Praise for Grace Burrowes: 'Smart, sexy, and oh-so romantic' Mary Balogh 'Wonderfully funny, moving romance, not to be missed!' Eloisa James 'If you're not reading Grace Burrowes you're missing the very best in today's Regency Romance!' Elizabeth Hoyt 'Burrowes is a writer of towering talent' USA Today Happy Ever After

First Comes Scandal

First Comes Scandal

Author: Julia Quinn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2020

'Quinn writes delightfully fast-paced, funny, sparkling and bright romance' Romantic Times 'The next best thing to Georgette Heyer' Gloss ________________________________________ She was given two choices . . . Georgiana Bridgerton isn't against the idea of marriage. She'd just thought she'd have some say in the matter. But with her reputation hanging by a thread after she's abducted for her dowry, Georgie is given two options: live out her life as a spinster or marry the rogue who has ruined her life. Enter Option #3 As the fourth son of an earl, Nicholas Rokesby is prepared to chart his own course. He has a life in Edinburgh, where he's close to completing his medical studies, and he has no time - or interest - to find a wife. But when he discovers that Georgie Bridgerton - his literal girl-next-door - is facing ruin, he knows what he must do. A Marriage of Convenience It might not have been the most romantic of proposals, but Nicholas never thought she'd say no. Georgie doesn't want to be anyone's sacrifice, and besides, they could never think of each other as anything more than childhood friends . . . could they? But as they embark upon their unorthodox courtship they discover a new twist to the age-old rhyme. First comes scandal, then comes marriage. But after that comes love . . . *** Find out why readers love Julia Quinn . . . 'Powered by a surfeit of dazzling wit and graced with a cast of unforgettable characters' Booklist 'A smart, funny touch. . . reminiscent of Helen Fielding' Time Magazine 'Quinn is incomparable! The latest addition to her beloved Bridgerton series is funny, charming, witty and wildly romantic' RT Book Reviews 'Like an episode of Downtown Abbey mixed with a great rom-com' iBooks Best Books of March 'Julia Quinn is one of the best historical romance novelists of our time' Heroes and Heartbreakers 'Quinn excels in writing stories full of joy and delight, where laughter trembles on the edges' Happy Ever After 'Quinn is a master of historical romance' Entertainment Weekly 'Full of wit, charm and smouldering attraction . . . an unputdownable story that I think romance fans will treasure' Harlequin Junkie 'This book was an utter delight . . . I just loved it' Love in a time of Feminism

The Swan-Daughter The Daughters of Hastings Trilogy

The Swan-Daughter The Daughters of Hastings Trilogy

Author: Carol McGrath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

It is 1075 and life is changing for Gunnhild, daughter of the defeated King Harold. Educated in Wilton Abbey, the death of Dowager Queen Edith leaves her facing consecration as a bride of Christ - something she knows she was never meant for. So when Count Alan of Richmond offers Gunnhild his hand, she seizes the opportunity to have the life she always knew she should. But marriage is forever, and Count Alan's love for her might not be as pure as she first hoped

The Temptations Of Lord Tintagel

The Temptations Of Lord Tintagel

Author: Bronwyn Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

When his enemy... ...becomes his truly tempting ally!

Falling For Her Viking Captive

Falling For Her Viking Captive

Author: Harper St. George Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

Capturing the Viking warrior In her cellar...