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  • The Marquis of Darincourt who is the greatest matrimonial catch in the Beau Monde decides at last that he will get married and has chosen Lady Charlotte Warde to be his wife.He has been pursued for years by every debutante and ambitious mother, but h...


  • The Earl of Rockhaven calls on his friend the Vicar, the Reverend Simon Wolverham, to ask if his beautiful daughter, Lucinda, will pretend to be his own daughter, Muriel, who is away in Scotland staying with her aunt.Fortunately the girls have simila...


  • Since the death of her almost bankrupt father, the beautiful Andrea Clerefall has been reduced to the status of a drudge under the stern eye of her stepmother and her two unpleasant stepsisters. Her only friend is her late mother’s old Nanny, Hat...


  • Sheldon Kinswood was at White’s Club with his friends when a Steward asks them if they know of a really good valet, as the Duke of Dartmoor is desperately looking for one.It is then that Sheldon tells his friends that the Duke is his uncle and he i...


  • The beautiful Martina Bradshaw has sadly lost both her beloved father and her loving mother.They live in the little Kent village of Preston Bailey where her father, a talented musician, had written his music, which had never been successful with the ...


  • The beautiful Belinda Lanwick has not attended the dinner party given by her cousin as she is still in mourning following the death of her beloved father.However, when the guests were leaving, she saw Lord Ian Cheddington and thought him exceedingly ...


  • The beautiful Lady Diana Dinsdale's father has died and shortly afterwards her mother dies as well and she is heartbroken at the loss of both her beloved parents. After the Earl of Dinsdale's death, her mother had married again to William Walker, a r...


  • Sir John Gilmour has received a letter from his old friend Gavron Murillo, who lives in Paris to say that he only has a very short time to live and wants to see him urgently before he dies.Gavron, who was of Oriental appearance and a very rich man, h...


  • Lady Julia Wood was extremely happy living in the country with her father, the Earl of Wentwood, after her mother’s death, until he remarries unexpectantly after a visit to Paris. Her stepmother, who is very rich, does not want Julia in the ancient...






  • After a rash argument in White’s Club, Sir Denzil Caversham is embroiled in a duel, which ends in his accidentally killing his foe, a well-known member of Society, and he is forced into exile for three years in America. His absence leaves his ailin...


  • When Madelina Winston, a beautiful American heiress, arrives in England, she has at first only one thought on her mind, to try and trace her late father’s English family. Her stepmother, Mrs. Winston, has other ideas. Madelina might have beauty and...


  • The beautiful Lola Fenton lives happily in a small cottage in the depths of Worcestershire, but she is suddenly orphaned when her father and mother are killed in a railway crash. Her uncle, the Earl of Kencombe, comes to the funeral and then tells he...


  • The beautiful Yolisa Warren lives quietly in the country with her father, her mother having died five years ago. Unexpectedly her uncle, Lord Langford, who is a brilliant Diplomat and who is sent all over the world on secret missions, arrives at thei...


  • Prince Serge of Tamrush, who himself had been sent a bride by Queen Victoria to save his Principality from invasion by the Russians, was now being asked by Prince Igor of Dubrik for the hand of his beautiful daughter Lavinia for the same reason.He de...


  • “You are a very lucky young woman!” demure but beautiful Donela Colwyn’s stepfather tells her condescendingly and then announces that she is to marry his friend, who he is so impressed with, the wealthy and influential Lord Waltingham. But Don...


  • The beautiful eighteen year old Karla Stanton, who is living in the country with her brother training horses, is astonished when her half-sister Penelope, now Lady Melford, who is renowned as a great beauty in London, unexpectedly calls on her. She w...


  • Already abandoned by her father, who long ago had left her and her mother for the gaieties and beautiful courtesans of the Second Empire in Paris, the lovely Lady Theresa Holme is lost when her beloved mother dies. She has inherited a fortune – but...


  • The beautiful Vanessa Shotworth was being made extremely unhappy at the way she was being treated by her stepmother while her beloved father was away in India with his Regiment. When she was late for breakfast because she had been out riding on a lov...


  • The Earl of Langdale tells his beautiful daughter, Zela, that, having gone to London on a visit, he has become involved with the Comtesse de Courché, who is one of the famous beauties of the London Season. She is much admired by His Royal Highness t...


  • The beautiful golden-haired Orlina Runford is the daughter of the renowned author, Sir Nicholas Runford . She lives very quietly in the country helping her dedicated father translate ancient manuscripts from all over the world and, as she is so intel...


  • The handsome Viscount Trent finally makes up his mind to accede to the pleadings of his family and get married. He is twenty-seven and for a long time they have been begging him to take a wife and produce an heir to his illustrious title, his famous ...


  • The beautiful Colena Dalton has inherited a great fortune following the untimely death of her enormously rich father, Sir Arthur Dalton, in Paris after a long illness.After overhearing the Comtesse de Lyons telling her charmless son, Pierre, that he ...


  • The Marquis of Craigmere, who is one of the most handsome and attractive men in the Beau Monde, is pursued by an exotic and beautiful married woman called Peony Lawson. The Marquis finds this affaire-de-coeur amusing and enjoyable until Peony says th...


  • The beautiful Colena Dalton has inherited a great fortune following the untimely death of her enormously rich father, Sir Arthur Dalton, in Paris after a long illness. After overhearing the Comtesse de Lyons telling her charmless son, Pierre, that he...


  • When Lord Templeton is sent for by Sir James Redwell, the British Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, he knows that there is trouble somewhere in the world and because he is so successful at dealing with international problems he realises t...


  • The beautiful Ariana Dancer is orphaned and has led a cheerless life in London with her disagreeable Guardian, Uncle Konstantin Bardici. He has shown little interest in his niece and she has been left very much to her own devices. One day Uncle Kon...


  • Lord Springdale is becoming increasingly irritated and tired of being told by his grandmother that he must marry and produce an heir to his illustrious title and estates. She keeps on telling him that, as he is the last of his line and at the age of ...


  • The British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Earl Granville travels to Windsor Castle for an audience with Queen Victoria. He had been asked by Count Yuri Unkar of Samosia, a small but significant country in the Balkans if an English bride of ...


  • The Duke of Rockcliffe returns home to England from the British Army of Occupation which after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815 is located at Cambrai. He had left England seven years ago when he was merely a young Lieutenant who intended to spend his l...






  • The beautiful Konstantina Millbank has become an orphan after her adored parents have both suddenly died. In the autumn of 1892 she finds herself in a country East of the Danube en route to live with her recently appointed Guardian, the shadowy Count...


  • The beautiful Lady Sheila Rosswood’s father had lost nearly all his money on ‘get rich quick’ schemes which did not materialise although they seemed so good at first. He tried and tried to become a millionaire, but he was never lucky as none of...


  • About to leave her school, the Five Oaks Boarding School for Young Ladies, the beautiful but penniless Rosilda Harvey is told by her unsympathetic Guardian that she must take a junior teacher’s job at the school and not come and live with her in th...


  • Brought up in London by her widowed mother and her step-uncle and Guardian, Sir Uriel Reece, the beautiful Rosaleena knows little about the estate in Ireland she is about to inherit together with the lovely Rosscullen House. All she knows is that it ...


  • The beautiful Iona Langdale is walking in her favourite wood the day before her wedding, which is planned to be a huge Society event with marquees and fireworks and attended by her large family and all her smart friends from London.She is musing drea...


  • Clive, the Earl of Bourne, nearly twenty-eight, tall, handsome and pursued by enumerable women is determined not to get married. He is sick and tired of his father, the Duke of Shelbourne and his relations begging him to produce an heir and he has de...


  • Young, happy and deeply in love the future looks rosy for local beauty Lilliana Parker and her beau Robert, the dashing Earl of Sherborne. Their friends and family wait with baited breath for news of their inevitable engagement, certain that nothing ...


  • The tenth Earl of Narbrooke is a miser. He is obsessed with money and is prepared to starve himself as well as his household and will not give a penny to his family even though he is the Head of it. He has locked himself away in his vast mansion and ...


  • When Russian revolutionaries burn down their beloved home in the Caucasus with their sick father still inside it, Ivor and his beautiful sister Weena decide to leave Russia for good and travel to England. Their mother, who was now dead, had been Engl...


  • The Earl of Hillingwood calls his great friend, Lord Waverstone, to an urgent meeting with him at White’s Club in St. James’s for a serious discussion. The Earl is determined that his only son, Royden, is married to his friend’s daughter, Malva...


  • The beautiful Adella May is filled with joy as she sees Digby Dryden, the man she loves, walking towards her. But why does he turn away, refusing to look at her? Humiliated and hurt and her golden dream of love in ruins, what can Adella do now and wh...


  • After visiting the lovely Countess of Helston as her husband is away, Lord Lanwood did not arrive home until the early hours of the morning. And after sleeping later than usual the following morning, he is ready to go riding when his valet tells him ...


  • Arliva Ashdown is not only the most beautiful girl in London Society but the richest as she has inherited her father’s huge fortune. At a ball she is giving she overhears two people talking outside the window and she is horrified to learn that, alt...


  • When two dashing gentlemen ride up to Rensham Hall, the ancestral Norfolk home of the beautiful Lady Chiara Fairfax, her world is turned upside down, as she and her mother are just recovering from the unexpected death of her father, Lord Fairfax. One...


  • The Marquis of Whisinford and his friend Lord Alfred Middleton meet at White’s Club and tell each other how bored they are with the London Season and the same parties with the same people night after night. They commiserate with each other for find...


  • Lady Georgina Lang returns to The Castle from her father’s funeral to wonder what the future holds for her. Because her father had always longed for a son to succeed him, he had brought her up and educated her exactly as if she was a boy. She dress...


  • On a hot summers day in 1880 the beautiful Lady Rosella is cutting a basket of blooms in her beloved Rose Garden at her aunts house in Hampshire. It is her seventeenth birthday and no one remembers it except for Thomas, the gardeners boy.Later she...


  • Princess Caterina of Theiss receives a letter from her close friend Princess Henriet of Istria asking her to stay with her immediately. The two Provinces were close to each other and part of Austria. On arrival at the Palace in Istria, Princess Cater...


  • The beautiful Alnina Lester is confronted with a formidable task when her brother, Lord Lester, dies after fighting a duel in Paris. She finds that he has accumulated an enormous number of debts, and to meet his creditors everything in their house, w...


  • When the Carrington Cupid brooch escapes the family fold, trucker Jerry Hilton discovers it in the trailer of his 18-wheeler after several deliveries. Unaware of how it got there, or that it has united couples in the Carrington family for generations...






  • The British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, asks Lord Kenington to travel to India to find out if growing reports about the Russian menace are really true.The Liberal Opposition in Parliament are sceptical and are certain that Disraeli is manufact...


  • The beautiful Lady Eleta Renton returns from France where she has stayed long over her time at the Convent School in Paris. Because her mother had married again after becoming widowed and then she died too, Eleta was in no hurry to come home When she...


  • After the Battle of Waterloo and the subsequent Army of Occupation in France, the Earl of Monthurst returns to his ancestral home in England to find it in a very bad condition. Because labour had not been available during the war, The Hall, which goe...


  • Dalma Wickham, having been in Athens to learn Greek, arrives at a British Steamer to return to London to find that they will not allow her dog, Twi-Twi, on board. Because she is turned away from the British ship, she walks round the quay and sees a m...


  • Princess Zelda of Brienz in Switzerland is being harassed by her father to marry a King or Prince of one of the small countries of Europe.Zelda is very beautiful and determined that when she does marry it will be for love and only love and she canno...


  • Prince Nicolo of Vienz is irritated by his family and his Prime Minister continually begging him to be married for the sake of his country and to prevent it being taken over by a neighbour. He finally agrees to meet Princess Marziale, the daughter of...


  • Beautiful Lady Lucilla Welton is all alone in the world, having lost both her parents in a tragic accident. She has nowhere to go and so she stays with her cruel and distant Aunt Maud, who wants to marry her off as soon as possible. An ardent suitor...


  • Queen Victoria sends for the Duke of Sherbourne and asks him to undertake a very secret mission on her behalf. It is so secret that only his loyal valet, Jenkins, is told.The Duke agrees and it takes him to Greece where he had not been for some year...


  • Young, handsome and very rich the Marquis of Harlington has just ended yet another unsatisfactory love affair that has left him feeling bored with women and resigned to the fact that true love simply does not exist amongst the upper class echelons of...


  • Young, happy and deeply in love the future looks rosy for local beauty Lilliana Parker and her beau Robert, the dashing Earl of Sherborne. Their friends and family wait with baited breath for news of their inevitable engagement, certain that nothing ...


  • """The beautiful Elissa Valentine has no idea what lies in store for her after the death of her beloved Papa, who was a talented artist. She travels to Yorkshire to start a new life at Fellbrook Towers as a companion to her fearsome grandmother, Lady...


  • The Honourable Richard Brooke, the younger son of the Earl of Grandbrooke becomes a close friend of Prince Ivan of Karlova.The Prince however does not use his title as he is incognito. He is therefore known as Ivan Sazon.As is usual in Aristocratic ...


  • When the Duke of Barningforde was told by his second son, Alastair, that he had married an actress in Paris without his approval, he exiled Alastair from England with only a very small allowance.His wife, Grace, actually came from a good Scottish fam...


  • Wealthy Rupert Fitzalan leaves his successful Railway Company in America to claim his inheritance following the death of his doughty, proud Grandfather, Lord Fitzalan. A modern, forward thinking businessman, Rupert is also the last male descendant of...


  • The Earl of Wentworth has a fiery and unpredictable temper and is about to fight a duel in Hyde Park with a Frenchman who has insulted him, when he is restrained by his friend, Sir Thomas Babbington, and a helpful Policeman.At the same time the beaut...


  • Lord Waincliffe breaks his horse's bridle out riding one day and calls at the nearest house for help so that he can ride home safely.It belongs to Terence Stourton, a Professor of Literature, and he meets his daughter, Rosetta, who repairs the bridle...


  • The beautiful Flavia Linwood had been living in the country until she was nearly nineteen.She should have been a debutante in London the previous year, but she was in deep mourning for her mother who had died suddenly. Now at last she travels to Lond...


  • The young and handsome Duke of Barenlock is twenty-seven and is being constantly pestered by his mother and his family to get married.They are not only frightened he will not produce an heir to the Dukedom, but the Castle, one of the most famous in S...


  • Beautiful, flirtatious and romantic Valeria Montford is used to attracting admiring glances from the most eligible young men in Society. But galloping through the French countryside she discovers that pride definitely comes before a fall. A confident...


  • Carina was alone in the world and unsure of what the future held for her.Then a troupe of musicians, called 'Bertie's Beauties', had an accident outside her gates and she found herself swept up in their fate as she took over from their injured pianis...


  • Wenda has struggled alone to keep the family's crumbling ancestral home, Creswell Court, going. Her brother, Robbie, now Lord Creswell, is spending his time in London where he is a great success in Society and with the Prince of Wales and thebeautifu...


  • """When you are the sole heir of an English Lord who has made his fortune after striking oil in Texas, it is hard to know if the young men hotly pursuing you are in love with your beauty or your money. Declaring herself to be only interested in marry...


  • The Marquis of Milverton strides into White?s Club in a high state of irritation as he is being pestered by his family to take a ?suitable? girl for his wife. He is not surprised to find that his aristocratic friends are suffering the same pressure a...


  • The handsome and eligible Prince Ivan of Rusitania urgently needs to find a bride who is very young, very pretty and very rich.His cousin, Prince Peter of neighbouring Voskia, is determined to prevent him marrying as he intends to inherit Rusitania. ...


  • """Helsa, the exceptionally beautiful daughter of the Reverend Alfred Irvin, is thrilled when she learns that Irvin Hall, their vast ancestral home, has been rented for a large sum by a certain Lady Basset.Her Ladyship wishes to host a grand house pa...


  • """At The Battle of Worcester in 1651, Prince Charles with thirteen thousand troops, both English andScottish, is heavily defeated by Oliver Cromwell and flees to France. Clive More escapes the battlefield to a friendly house and is saved from Cromwe...


  • Scandal, adultery and an angry husband has to be avoided if the Duke of Rockinston, one of the most handsome and charming bachelors in London, is to keep his family honour and his preserve his place at the centre of Society. With the furious Earl of ...


  • """Tania, the lovely daughter of the late Lord Amesly, leaves her school in Paris and is travelling to Boulogne when her train crashes. Amongst the fear and confusion she is helped and befriended by a charming young Englishman Captain Rupert More ...


  • Beautiful Aurora Hartnell is returning home to Hadleigh Hall for Christmas. Looking forward to seeing her elderly father Lord Hartnell again, she ruefully acknowledges that life in the country is likely to seem rather dull after the elegance of her F...


  • Lady Elvina, the daughter of the Earl Winwood was rich, beautiful and in love. Any day now Captain Andrew Broadmoor would propose to her.But then she overheard him saying that he did not love her and would only marry her for her money.Elvina fled, tr...


  • Jilted by her faithless fiance and at risk of cruel gossip from the debutantes and dowagers of London Society, life is not going as expected for beautiful Anthea Preston. Eager to leave the scandal behind, Anthea is heartbroken afresh when her belove...


  • Narina Kenwin is the only daughter of the Bishop of St. Albans and used to a quiet comfortable life in her father's country diocese. Intelligent, loyal and stunningly beautiful, Narina is happy with her lot, although she does sometimes daydream about...



  • Devastated by the treachery of the woman he loves, the Marquis of Kenworth leaves London and the Prince Regent's intimate circle of pleasure loving friends, to join the Duke of Wellington's army as plain Captain Ivan Worth.Facing hardship and the gri...


  • Sir Robin Dunstead returns from India after his father's death to find that he has inherited two of the largest ancestral houses in England, but no money to restore them. Amazed to find both houses empty of servants and in a state of disrepair he ber...


  • """Lord Salwicke is a very rich but worried man. His beautiful daughter, Tasia, is already twenty years of age, which has dampened his hopes of her taking London by storm. Though not quite an old maid, he fears she may have missed her chance for wedd...


  • """Lively Leonora Cressy and her school friend, Isobel, have sworn never to fall in love. They prefer learning and books to men and scorn other girls whose heads are full of storybook romance. But Leonora is suddenly plucked from the safety of her al...


  • """Intrigue and imminent danger await the young men brave enough to join The Great Game, the political conflict between the British and Russian Empire, and Captain David Ingle is one the bravest as he saves a Fort in India from attack, disguised as...


  • """The Marquis of Kexley seems to have everything a girl could want wealth, good looks, intelligence, athletic prowess and a title. The only thing he doesnt possess is respect for the legion of women who throw themselves at him, desperate to cla...


  • """With all the trappings of wealth, but none of the money to maintain the large historic houses they inherit, society beauty Lady Galina More and her charismatic brother, Georgie, the Earl of Ranmore, are in despair.It seems that the only way to sec...


  • How far would you go to protect the things you care about the most? Lady Dorianna Dale is packing her trousseau for her illustrious Society wedding to a wealthy man she does not love, in the hope that she can save her family estate from the hands of ...


  • """Malvina is young, beautiful but most of all very rich. She dreams of marrying a man that loves her, and whom she in turn can love forever. Unfortunately her father has other ideas. Only too aware of the fortune hunters that prey on vulnerable yo...


  • An unexpected letter from an old friend, His Royal Highness Prince Kraus of Oldessa, to the Duke of Norlington contains a surprise that could change the lives of the young Duke and his ravishing sister, Lady Latasha, forever.Happily living on the Nor...


  • Wealthy businessman John Gardner counts his wife, the widowed Countess Napier, as his finest possession. Beautiful, refined and a devoted mother, the Countess has the one thing that all his money cannot buy a place in Society. When she dies still g...


  • Money may not be able to buy you love but without it an Earldom is an empty title as black sheep of the family, Michael Belmont, could discover to his cost. Heir to a huge country estate, filled with antiques and the finest furniture, Michael's gambl...


  • Neisa More and Carol Waverton are cousins. Both girls are beautiful, intelligent and hoping to find true love, but there is one major difference between them -- money, or in Neisa's case a distinct lack of it. The daughter of runaway lovers, Neisa's ...


  • Daughter of the Earl of Longwood, a gentleman gambler, and the Countess of Longwood, a society beauty, Lady Yolanda Wood has an exciting if unconventional childhood travelling around the casinos and racecourses of Europe. But life changes dramaticall...


  • The Marquis of Wynstanton had become involved with one of the beauties of London Society " Locadi, Lady Marshall and when her husband died unexpectedly, the Marquis set out on a long journey to India and Nepal, as he wished to avoid any gossip aris...


  • """Can money buy you happiness? Impoverished Lady Viola and her twin brother David Northcombe find that their fortunes change dramatically when their entrepreneurial father dies unexpectedly, leaving them a vast fortune that will change their lives f...


  • Can you fall in love with someone before you meet them? Valona, the eighteen year old daughter of the deposed Prince of Piracus believes she can. Beautiful, spiritual and aching for adventure Valona is convinced that the perfect man exists because sh...


  • Some girls can wait a lifetime for one man to fall in love with them, but Selena Norton is so pretty that every man she meets is promptly smitten including those who are attached to others. Angered at gentlemen showering her with flowery compliments...


  • 1820 is a worrying time for His Royal Highness Prince Lászlé as the might of the Prussian Empire moves ever closer to the boarders of his independent principality, Opava. Concerned for the welfare and happiness of his subjects, he reluctantly sends...


  • Returning home from France Robina Melville finds surprises awaiting her -- not all of them pleasant. Almost immediately it becomes clear that the familiar surroundings of Trentham House are not the sanctuary that she hoped for, and she soon feels unw...


  • Robert Lyndon, heir apparent to a dukedom and newly spurned lover is desperate to save face amongst the young dandies and court ladies of Regency London society. Handsome, wealthy and decorated for his bravery in the army fighting for King and countr...


  • Heir to the throne of Valdina, beautiful Attila vows two things to do everything in her power to return her beloved sick father, King Sigismund, to health and to find true love. But it seems that her stepmother, the scheming and selfish Queen Margit...


  • Beautiful Jasmina Winfield is a thoroughly modern American girl who likes to make her own decisions. A skilled and daring horsewoman, she is used to taking care of herself and takes orders from no one especially not a man. Arriving in Yorkshire fr...


  • """Witty, sardonic and with an eye for beautiful ladies, the handsome Marquis of Rakecliffe has earned himself the nickname, Rake amongst his friends and family. As he cuts a swathe through the glittering balls and elegant soirees of London society...


  • """Lord Robert Templeton is adamant that the responsibilities of his newly inherited Earldom are not for him. Leaving his family home, Ledbury Hall, in the capable hands of his younger brother, Alec, he plunges headfirst into the heady delights of Lo...


  • Two attractive, intelligent people with one thing in common both of them have sworn never to marry, unless it is for true love. Beautiful and headstrong, Lady Elva Chartham shocks her family when she denounces the debutante balls and festivities of L...


  • """All eyes are on Lady Tamina Braithwaite as she dazzles the cream of London society at a masked ball. Dressed as a bird of paradise, even the sumptuous silks of her costume cannot detract from the glow that love has given her. In love for the first...


  • After Della had been orphaned she came to live in the country with her uncle, Lord Lainden, who rented a delightful house on the estate of his great friend the Duke of Marchwood. She was blissfully happy with her uncle and rode the Duke’s horses ev...


  • Elvina Carrisford, has known little love and affection in her life. She is invited to be a companion to her cousin Delphine, who is to be engaged to the nephew of a French Prince. En route to her new home she meets an enigmatic and handsome stranger...


  • Major Michael Moore has been playing a very dangerous part in the Great Game in India where he foils a plot to kill the Viceroy who tells Michael he is now a marked man and that he must return to England immediately. To his astonishment on his way ho...


  • Francis, the Marquis of Wimborton needed an heiress. Lexia had money and her father wanted her to marry a Lord. But she was a spirited girl, raised in America and she wanted to choose her own husband. The Marquis was too proud to court her, especiall...


  • When Lord Rupert Brooke and his wife are killed in an accident, their only child, Titania, was forced to live with her uncle, the Duke of Starbrooke, who had never approved of her father’s marriage and did not consider her grand enough to be a memb...


  • """How could you, Mama? Papa has not even been dead a year!When the beautiful Lucia Mountfords mother remarries less than a year after her fathers death on the Titanic, she is shocked when the familys fortunes suddenly go into rapid decline and ...


  • Lady Lolita Vernon, daughter of the late Earl of Walcott and Vernon, has run away. Her stepfather, Ralph Piran is forcing her to accept the attentions and perhaps an offer of marriage from his business partner, Murdock Tanner, who is very rich but ol...


  • “Get away from me. As far as I am concerned, David, you are dead to me and this entire family!” The handsome Viscount Kennington has never enjoyed a good relationship with his father, the Earl, but he loves his grandparents and they love him. Bu...


  • Shana, the beautiful daughter of Lord Hallam has not yet been a debutante as she has been helping her father write his autobiography. Although retired from the Foreign Office, Lord Hallam agrees to go abroad leaving his daughter alone in the country....


  • “No, Papa! I cannot believe that you no longer want me here.” When Marina Fullerton’s beloved mother dies in a tragic riding accident, she is horrified when her father sends her away from the family home in Harley Street, saying he is unable t...


  • Justina Mansell, the youngest daughter of Lord and Lady Mansell is told that her sister has been invited to visit India, but cannot accept. So Justina jumps at the chance to go in her place. Her aunt arranges for her to be chaperoned on board ship by...


  • The Marquis and Marquise de Castillon together with their young son, Jean-Pierre, were forced to flee France for England when the French Revolution broke out in 1789. Jean-Pierre was educated at Eton and only returned to Paris when Napoleon came to p...


  • Protected by loving parents, young, beautiful and happy, Lady Ravina Ashley has the world at her feet. Unused to harsh words, she is taken aback when a stranger at a ball in London takes her to task for her behaviour towards a clumsy suitor. But Ravi...


  • Viola Brookfield has not a care in the world until the awful day when her parents are tragically killed in a road accident, leaving her all alone in the world. So when her Aunt Mary, Lady Wakefield, writes to invite her to come and live with her in I...


  • "There is nothing for it " we will have marry for money!" The Strathcarrons have lived in splendour in Lednock Castle in Scotland for many generations, but the family fall on hard times when their fortunes become depleted. An American guest, Larry...


  • The Duke of Laverdale is ambitious to be appointed Master of the Horse and the new Queen Adelaide is determined that behaviour at Court should be moral after the licentiousness of King George IV. The Duke therefore ends his affaire de coeur with the ...


  • Calina Hart’s mother, the lovely Lady Carol Wood, was being forced by her ambitious father, the Earl of Hurstwood, to marry the Duke of Denholme, who is dull, boring and a poor rider – but is a Duke! Early in the morning of the day of her Wedding...


  • Some girls can wait a lifetime for one man to fall in love with them, but Selena Norton is so pretty that every man she meets is promptly smitten -- including those who are attached to others. Angered at gentlemen showering her with flowery complimen...



  • Desperate to avoid being trapped into marriage by the lovely but scheming Lady Charlotte Denington, the handsome young Duke of Ingleby is relieved to be sent on a special secret mission for the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon. He is to find and if he i...


  • The beautiful Joanna West's parents had been killed in a very nasty road accident and as she is the only child she inherits her father and mother's house in the County of Huntingdonshire.When she sees the condition of her house, she realises at once ...


  • Hugo, Earl of Ruven, is sailing home after ten years in India, where he served with his regiment. His grandfather, the old Earl, has died and Hugo has inherited the title and estate of Castle Ruven. He has also inherited his late brother's fiancee, F...


  • When Rena's father dies she is alone in the world, forced out of the vicarage that has been her home, with nowhere to go and no money. She seeks help at the large wooden cross standing in the nearby grounds of The Grange. And there in the earth she...


  • After her quiet life in the Highlands of Scotland, the Laird's daughter Ola Mcnewton is looking forward to going to London to take part in Queen Victoria's Jubilee. At first it seemed a good joke to pretend to be a Balkan Princess, and be entertain...


  • Returning from finishing school in France, Louisa Hatton was full of enthusiasm for the life ahead. She was convinced it would be exciting and romantic. But her parents had already planned a very suitable marriage for her to Lord Westbridge, their ne...


  • “I will not marry a man I do not love!” When Lady Verena’s widowed father suddenly remarries, she finds that her stepmother is anxious to make a match of convenience for her new stepdaughter and produces a suitor whorepels her. Verena has alwa...


  • Eugenia Dovedale's father had been High Steward to the Marquis of Buckbury and after her father's unexpected death, Eugenia had to leave 'Paragon' the family's beautiful and much loved cottage on the estate. She and her mother now lived uncomfortably...


  • Vanda Sudbury and Robert, the Earl of Cunningham, had been friends from childhood. They knew all each other’s faults and weaknesses and squabbled like brother and sister. So when her father tried to force a marriage between them, they were equally ...


  • Martina knew that Sir Hugh Faversham adored her. She was uncertain how she felt about him, but she knew she could always turn to him for help. So when her friend, Harriet, begged her for help to avoid a forced marriage, Martina went straight to Sir H...


  • The Earl of Bracken is meeting his good friend Captain Charles Kenwood at his Club in St. James’s Street. He has just returned from a visit to Syria where he had been introduced to Sheik Abu Hamid, the owner of the most magnificent Arab horses the ...


  • The Earl of Cariston is faced with insuperable problems as he has completely run out of money. He has sold everything on his estate that he can, but even so there is nothing he can do to support those who rely on him and they are on the verge of star...


  • At the ball that was to change her life, Rona Trafford danced with a mysterious Harlequin. She learned that this prospective suitor was being unfaithful to another, and so fled to Paris, taking up a job as a governess. Her employer's brother joine...


  • Dorina's father had been an industrialist, an inventor and a genius who trained her to be his heir, sending her abroad to learn many languages. While she was in France she learned that he had died, and she must now take over his business. But she do...


  • When Shona became secretary to the Marquis of Chilworth, all she was told was that they were going abroad so that he could write a book. She never suspected the dark secret in his heart or the terrible thing he meant to do. As they travelled on, she ...


  • When the Balkan Prince Stanislaus demanded an English bride, Queen Victoria decided to send him Lady Lavina, whose family had a slight connection with royalty. Determined to avoid this fate, Lavina threw herself on the mercy of the Marquis of Elswi...


  • Lady Novella Crownley has been teaching at a girl?s school far from her ancestral home, Crownley Hall, and one day her mother asks her to return. She leaves at once only to find that so much has changed since her last visit home. Her beloved father, ...


  • When Rosina's dear friend leapt to her death after the man she loved betrayed her, she vowed vengeance on all men. Rosina declared that no man could be trusted, including Sir John Crosby, member of parliament, whom she had secretly loved since girlho...


  • After the death of her great-uncle, orphan Lady Rosanna Donnington was overwhelmed to learn he had left her his vast fortune. It was then her life changed and she became the target of unscrupulous fortune hunters. But she was determined to marry only...


  • Simona Bell, the lovely daughter of Lord Belgrave, has been invited by her friend, Karoline von Honentaal to stay with her family in Berlin. Simona finds that Karoline’s father, the Baron, owns an amazing collection of art which interests her great...


  • Carina was alone in the world and unsure of what the future held for her. Then a troupe of musicians, called 'Bertie's Beauties', had an accident outside her gates and she found herself swept up in their fate as she took over from their injured pian...


  • Lord Milton should have been a happy man, with an ancient title and a magificent estate. But he was deep in debt and haunted by memories of the Crimea, where he had once been a soldier and taken part of the Charge of the Light Brigade. To take his m...


  • Michael, the Earl of Danesbury was being hounded to marry Lady Alice Randall, a woman he did not love. Even the Prince of Wales was determined to force him into marriage. Michael fled to his dilapidated ancestral castle for the first time since inhe...


  • Venetia was very lonely after the death of her parents. So when her cousin Mary begged her to help to save her from a forced marriage, Venetia was ready. Mary was in love with another man and expecting his child, yet the Queen wanted her to marry t...


  • The daughter of a wealthy, ambitios man, Rowena knew that her father longed to marry her to a title, preferably the Duke of Wenfield, whom she disliked and did not wish to marry herself. To avoid marriage, they hatched a plot. Posing as brother and...


  • Charles, Lord Hartley, was at his wits end. He had spent a fortune on his cousin John, and still the embittered John demanded more money. Charles knew he needed an heiress and he became swiftley attracted to Cliona, who had recently moved in to the ...


  • Sylvia, daughter of the Duke of Belham, is bored with the various young men she meets at Lady Lamborne's masked ball. At last she escapes their attentions and makes her way into the cool, moonlit garden, where she encounters a masked stranger. The ...


  • Davina is the younger daughter of Lord Shelford and she has fallen for an actor who did not meet her father's approval. He has banished her from London to his newly acquired country seat, Priory Park, where Davina felt lonely, but not for long. She s...


  • Lady Elvina, the daughter of the Earl Winwood was rich, beautiful and in love. Any day now Captain Andrew Broadmoor would propose to her. But then she overheard him saying that he did not love her and would only marry her for her money. Elvina fled,...


  • For years Celina Storton had been in love with Robin, the Earl of Torrington, but he spent his time in Paris, pursuing beautiful women and the more the merrier. Then his mother’s illness forced him to return to England, where she demanded that he m...


  • When John Chester returned to England after suddenly inheriting a Dukedom he knew his life had changed forever. But he didn't know just how much. Gina Wilton was like a breath of fresh air. But she was also everything John disapproved of in a young w...



  • The beautiful Vanora is helping her uncle, Lord Blairmond the distinguished Statesman who lives in London, to write his autobiography, when she has an urgent call from her brother, Ewen, to return immediately to Scotland. He has just become Chieftain...


  • When her grandmother dies, Paola, the beautiful young daughter of the Earl and Countess of Berisforde is dismayed to find that the family’s customary six months’ mourning means that she will miss her debut in the London Season. Instead her mother...



  • When a dashing young gentleman runs into Wentmore Hall bleeding from his shoulder and crying, “Save me! Save me! If you cannot hide me, they will kill me!” the quick-witted beautiful young Novella Wentworth hides him in the secret passage that wa...


  • Despite her disapproval of his scandalous lifestyle and neglect of his estate, Nola Brackley, the lovely daughter of the local vicar, comes to the aid of a lord threatened by the dastardly schemes of an evil rival. Original....


  • An unexpected legacy frees Mavina Lonsdale to return to India to seek her beloved father's resting place. Traveling alone from England, the gently bred innocent is shielded from the coarse attentions of a stranger by none other than the Honorable Maj...


  • Betrayed by the spiteful and sham innocence of a well-born debutante, the proud Duke of Stalbridge has retired to his ancestral manor, Stalbridge Hall. But the family is due to meet the future Duchess, and the disillusioned Duke requires a substitute...


  • The Earl of Ardwick is furious when he is jilted by the lady of his desires, the ambitious Heloise Brook, with her eye on a Dukedom. All of London will know of the proud Peer's jilting. Shamed, he left without a partner for Queen Victoria's Diamond J...


  • Lady Imilda Bourne is as determined as she is lovely: she will marry as her heart commands, or not at all. But her Stepmama has other plans for Imilda, and traps the Marquis of Melverley, the most eligible--and notorious--bachelor of the Beau Monde. ...


  • Alicia was listening to him as if she were hypnotized. Her eyes were beld by his asn it was impossible to look away. "I love you, I love you," the Prince said. "I knew if from the first moment I saw you, bu I realized last night you were as out of r...


  • Alicia was listening to him as if she were hypnotized. Her eyes were beld by his asn it was impossible to look away. "I love you, I love you," the Prince said. "I knew if from the first moment I saw you, bu I realized last night you were as out of r...


  • Returning from a dangerous mission in Russia, Viscount Brendon discovers a beautiful stowaway in his private carriage and agrees to pose as her husband in order to help her escape from an unwanted arranged marriage. Original....


  • Meta Lindley is young, intelligent--and about to become a spy for Her Majesty Queen Victoria ... At the Queen's request, Meta and her brother have rented their beloved family Manor to a Russian Prince close to the Tsar... and Meta is to act as Govern...


  • On his return from India, the Earl of Rayburne finds his estate in shambles, his people in want, and majestic Rayburne Castle itself shockingly neglected In the Earl's absence, his uncle has absconded with everything he could lay his hands on, and th...


  • Their Stepmother has decreed that the daughters of the Earl of Armeron may never visit the splendid chateaux of France. Yet Lady Lencia Leigh vows her younger sister Alice will not be disappointed. Defying her evil stepmother's order, and disguised a...


  • The feud between the MacSteel and McBrara Clans has simmered for centuries, but now, inflamed by a sly, ambitious schemer, it threatens to blaze into cruel warfare. The last chance or peace is a wedding -- between Fyna MacSteel, sender as a river nym...


  • Ursa Hollington and her elder sister Penelope were as different as night and day, or--more precisely--country and city. The innocent Ursa, is asked by her married sister to impersonate her and stay with Lady Brackley, Penelope's mother-in-law. Lady B...


  • The beautiful Princess Vasila, an orphan, who has been looked after by Baroness von Bergstein in a Grace and Favour house, is astonished when an Equerry arrives to take her to Windsor Castle to see the Queen.She is not told until she arrives that Pri...


  • Tremulously, Amorita Howe agreed to help her Brother in his audacious scheme. Their dear old nanny required an expensive operation, and the penniless pair hoped to win the lavish prizes offered by the pleasure-loving Earl of Eldridge. The Earl's cou...


  • Cyprian, Marquis of Melverley returned from fighting in Wellington's army only to discover that his mistress has returned to her husband and his favourite dancer was in bed with another man. Irate and running away from the betrayal, quiet the bejewel...


  • Lady Kasia Ross is the only child of a doting and exceedingly wealthy father--yet the heiress is horrified to hear her father's plan to marry her to Lord Stefelton in order to save her from fortune-hunters. Protesting that she will marry only for lov...


  • Newly orphaned, Josina Marsh has traveled to England--to meet her mother's estranged family at Nevondale Hall. Now, amid the splendors of Nevon, the lovely Josina discovers that her cousin, the Duke of Nevondale, a dissolute rake, is having an affair...


  • The Earl of Domoch arrived in Scotland -- reluctantly -- to take up his duties as Chieftain of his Clan. Raised in England, blinded by a Fakir's curse in India, the handsome, embittered peer felt lost among strangers... until lovely Vara McDorn becam...


  • Lord Victor Brooke, Queen Victoria's godson, has earned Her Majesty's disapproval for an amorous escapade--and so is banned from the Beau Monde while he escorts a royal fianceé to be wed with the King Stephen of the distant Realm of Zararis. To the ...


  • The Duke of Buckington was the handsomest nobleman in Society, and so notorious that when he saved Lady Lynda from drowning, his Honor demanded that he wed the high-born young beauty. Yet on her wedding night, Lady Lynda vowed to be the Duke's wife i...


  • When Luella Hanley's father dies suddenly, he left her alone and penniless in Milan. Accepting a business proposition from a mysterious stranger, she finds herself accepting a commission to escort a little Italian boy home to his father, a English Du...



  • Ilesa Harle and her father, the vicar of Littlestone, are increasingly finding it difficult to make ends meet. Meanwhile Ilesa's sister Doreen has become wealthy when the elderly peer she married dies, and it becomes obvious that she has now set her ...


  • Ivana Sherard was horrified! Her wastrel Guardian planned to sell her to a wicked, depraved Lord ... Only hours ahead of her pursuers, Ivana fled to London, where Fate brought her to the Earl of Lorimer. The dark, magnetically attractive peer was wor...


  • Amalita Maulpin and her younger sister, Carolyn, were stunned to learn they were orphans! Nonetheless, Amalita vowed that Carolyn would have her London Season… Thus, Amalita became Lady Maulpin, a shy widow, chaperoning her late husband’s daughte...


  • It was a marriage arranged for reasons of State -- to protest would be to risk the displeasure of Queen Victoria herself... So Lady Gloria Winton, young and lovely, put aside her dreams of Love and set out for the tiny kingdom of Arginos. There, Gl...


  • Talbot Marsham was Society's darling, welcome at the most brilliant soirees. He was also impoverished and utterly without prospects ... Who would employ a Gentleman? Then, as in a Fairy Tale, an Emissary of Fate appeared on Talbot's doorstep: He was ...


  • Betrothed against her wishes to an elderly Duke, Katerina left her French stepmother's home. Katerina fled, and while in exile, she met her neighbour, the dashing Prince Michael and was befriended him. But the Prince Michael was a man determined to w...



  • When Claudia Anderson's mother and father are killed in a fire at the theatre, Claudia goes to live with her godmother, Lady Bressley, who takes her to Seville, Spain. Unfortunately, Lady Bressley is killed in a coach accident and Claudia is once aga...


  • England, 1892. A thousand pounds to the young lady who could play an Angel on the stage of the Marquis of Vauxhall's private theatre! The Marquis was imperious, irresistibly magnetic and utterly worldly... Angela Brooke was risking a scandal that co...


  • Marcus "Lucky" Logan was a London legend. Handsome and fearless, he traveled the world unearthing one astounding discovery after another -- and securing the fortunes of those who invested in his latest find... Belinda Wyncombe's Step-papa was less fo...


  • Geta Naunton's elder sisters were stunned when she accepted Lord Roydon of Wick's shocking proposal. Lord Roydon would be offered a Governorship in India only if he were married... so he had simply sent to England for a bride! Indeed, the commanding,...


  • In the magical, green-leafed bower of Monk's Wood, Salema and Charles fell instantly and forever in love... Salema was prepared to travel the world with her handsome, strong and gentle Stranger -- but Fate was to test their newfound passion. For Char...


  • By Royal command, King Inged of Klaklov would wed a British bride, to calm the turmoil of a Nation besieged. Queen Victoria chose a distant -- and destitute -- relation for the hasty matchmaking... lovely, ethereal Toria journeyed to meet her betroth...


  • When the spirited young Lady Athina Ling was forced to stay the night at a Posting Inn, she heard the screams of a small boy being savagely beaten by Lord Brunham, his stepfather. She vowed to rescue the child woefully mistreated, and very early next...


  • When fire razed her ancestral home, Erlina Sherwood sought shelter at Meldon Hall. The Manor house of the arrogant Marquis of Meldon had been all but destroyed by neglect. Erlina was astonished to find the Marquis himself in residence, amid the Hall'...


  • When Mimosa Shenson's mother died, her father, a brilliant historian, decided to visit Tunisia to forget his grief. When her father died of a snake-bite, she found herself orphaned and penniless in Tunisia -- until chance presented the resourceful be...


  • Lady Celita Dale and the Honorable Judy Forde travel to Provence, to the splendid Chateau of the equally magnificent Duc de Sahran, whom Judy's father has arranged for her to marry. The Duc is known as Monsieur Parfait, for he achieves perfection in ...


  • Edward, Earl of Lanbourne, was the heir to his uncle, the powerfull Marquess of Walstoke's estate, but he disappoints his uncle by making plans to marry an actress. He and his friend Sir Hubert Bryan quickly concocts a mock marriage between Harry and...


  • Lady Marcia Woode was the beautiful, but strong-willed daughter of the Earl of Grateswood. Her forthright manner of dismissing her suitors was about to become the scandal of the London Season. A trip abroad was indicated, but when her father proposed...


  • Handsome King Ivan of Arramia has no wish to lose his freedom, despite advice to marry, but he agreed to marry at last--and trade his notorious affaires d'amour for affairs of state. Princess Zelie has been badgering her father to find her a husband ...


  • Lady Vilma Dale admired Monsieur Ritz's wonderful new Hotel in Paris, outfitted with electricity throughout. Yet it was in the magnificent Ritz that the sheltered beauty was pursued by a wicked French Comte. The English Marquis of Lynworth also has r...


  • Theodore, Duke of Eaglefield is handsome, distinguished and rich, but is bored with his life and with the beautiful women who throw themselves at him. Weary of the social rounds, he sets out to walk from Brighton to his ancestral home, Eagle Hall in ...


  • Her unscrupulous stepmother intended to sell Kyla to a depraved peer to satisfy her insatiable greed. Fleeing her home, Kyla found unexpected help -- first in the guise of a good highwayman, then in the awe-inspiring person of the Earl of Granston. U...


  • Olivia Lambrick and her young brother and sister have hardly a penny to their name, being dependent on the allowance paid to them by the late Earl of Chadwood. The new Earl is returning from India. But when finally the new Earl of Chadwood finally ar...


  • Nadina Revon, governess to the cherished daughter of a wealthy Turkish businessman, saved Lyle Westley's life with her quick wit. Then the handsome British agent had gone... Suddenly, Nadina was in danger, sought by the Grand Vizier to be his third w...


  • Bride, widow -- but never a wife -- young English-born Aldrina found herself Queen of Saria, burdened with the cares of State... and the sinister attentions of a wicked and ambitious Royal suitor. Aldrina fled to a Fairytale Palace by the sea to rega...


  • Drena is a young girl who marry to a Duke, but she discovers that her husband's mistress was plotting to kill her. Was her husband involved?...


  • The Most Noble Marquis of Mounteagle was shocked and disillusioned when he discovers that the seemingly innocent debutante he had hoped to make his bride had proved to be an ambitious schemer, who is hoping to marry another man for his greater title....


  • Lovely Alina Langley was desperately wondering how she could earn some money when her childhood friend, Denise Windham, arrived unexpectedly from London. In a gamble, Denise begged Alina to pretend to be her own mother, a widowed aristocrat, and acco...


  • While Wellington's soldiers fought Napoleon's troops overseas, lovely Gina Lang left her finishing school for London, and a very different battle. For Lady Langdale, Gina's exquisite, newly widowed mother, was about to lose her fortune and reputation...


  • The beautiful debutante Lady Valeria Netherton, at her grandmother's suggestion, left England to visit her redoubtable cousin, the Duc de Laparde. The spirited young beauty feared no matchmaking: She would never marry an aristocratic Roue who would s...


  • It was a wicked scheme! The handsome Duke of Dallwyn was being blackmailed into marriage with a girl he had never even seen--a simpering debutante, no doubt! At least her money would be useful to repair the Duke's beloved ancestral estate, Wyn Park ....



  • Charisa Templeton was saddened to hear of the death of her cousin, Vincent Mawde. She is further upset when Vincent's unscrupulous heir, Gervis Mawde returned from Paris to take possession of ancient Mawdelyn Priory -- and, he presumed the lovely Ch...


  • Ivan, Marquis of Windlesham, triumphantly returned from the Battle of Waterloo and was eagerly pursued by every hostess for his elegance and perfect charm. His young orphaned country neighbor, Sedela Craven was excited when she hears that the Marqui...


  • Ottila Staverly is almost starving to death in her beloved home, the magnificent Staverly Park, because there is no money. Sight unseen, American millionaire Clint Wickham rents the house, and started to restoring to its former magnificence. Mr Wickh...


  • Lady Odela Ford is in for a shock when she returns from Florence. Her faithless stepmother, the Countess of Shalford, is planning to marry her off to the Viscount More, her own lover. For Odela has become the heiress to an immense fortune, and theref...


  • England, 1874 Mena Mansforde's sister Lais was determined to marry the Duke of Kemthorpe. All that remained was for him to meet her mother. But when they were invited for a weekend at the Castle, Mrs. Mansforde refused to leave young Mena behind -...


  • Lady Sadira Bourne was promised to a man she despised: the Earl of Kensalf, the most desirable -- and marriage-shy -- peer in the Social World. But he was her Stepmother's paramour, and only by marrying him could Sadira prevent the scandal that would...


  • Sir Peter wants his sister Carola Greton to pretend to be the Marquis of Broxburne's wife, to foil an American multi-millionaire's wish to marry off his daughter to an English lord. Carola was only a sheltered young country gentlewoman, and the Marqu...


  • The Marquis of Ridgmont sets off for Turkey with Nikola, the innocent sister of Sir James Tancombe. She saves his life, and he eventually finds happiness....


  • Just home from Waterloo, the Earl of Wynstock finds himself ardently pursued by Lady Caroline Standish. His only hope of escape is to flee to Wyn Park in the country. But there another woman anxiously awaits him - for a dangerous gang of highwaymen h...


  • The winsome Carita Wensley runs away when her stepfather insists on her marrying old Lord Stilbury, and whilst seeking somewhere to stay for the night she sees a stranger fall from his horse. When the man regains consciousness, Carita discovers that ...


  • Eva, beautiful, young and very innocent, is alone in Paris. her father, the distinguished Sir Richard Hillington, has died in the house of Leonide Le Blanc, one of Paris's most famous Courtesans. His shirt-stud is missing and Eva visits Madame Le Bla...


  • The Fates were conspiring to lead the Marquis of Calvadale to Fez, one of the splendid and mysterious Holy Cities of Morocco. A secret mission awaited the handsome master of disguise there--and he was unwillingly accompanying an impetuous young lady....


  • Orphaned and homeless, young Jacoba Ford answers an advertisement for a companion for the Earl of Kilmurdock, a blind and deaf gentleman. She is interviewed and sent to Murdock Castle, that rose massive and splendid from the stern beauty of the Scott...


  • Exquisitely lovely Norina Wyn had fled her home, for her jealous stepmother, greedy for the young heiress's fortune, had tried to poison her. Now Norina, posing as a widow, was Secretary to a French Marquis de Carlamont, who was travelling to Paris t...


  • This was to be lovely Lady Aletha Ling's first Season. Her father, the Duke of Buclington, knew full well that his cherished daughter's beauty wealth and rank would make her the innocent prey of fortune-hunters. He would protect her at all costs --...


  • The Duke of Moorminster thanked Providence for revealing his mistress's betrayal only moments before he proposed marriage. Now, though, he had to replace the scheming Society beauty in the Christmas pageant he was composing for Their Royal Highnesse...


  • In order to protect his country from the might of Russia, the King of Vultarnia appeals to Queen Victoria to find him an English wife. Pythia was aghast at her own daring. The diminutive young beauty had impulsively taken her cousin's place in a ma...


  • Beautiful Donela Colwyn returned from a school in Florence looking forward to the Season in London. Immediately after she arrived, her stepfather arranged a marriage with his old friend, Lord Wallingham. Horrified at the idea of marrying a man old en...


  • Zarina Bryden was so beautiful that her suitors would have married her even without her immense fortune. But after a successful London Season, a shock awaited Zarina--her Guardian demanded that she wed a Duke. But this was no Fairy Tale match, for th...


  • Orphan Velda Armstrong's search for a sponsor for her young brother's education leads to Mike Medway, a wealthy and powerful merchant who is used to having his own way with women....


  • When her elder brother lost a fortune to the wicked Earl of Gorleston, it was up to Minerva Linwood to save their home. She devised a reckless plan -- but she was unprepared for what was to come. Imprisoned with the notorious Earl in a gloomy dungeon...


  • The debonair Marquis of Sherwood was notorious in his disdain for the eligible young ladies of Society, preferring the glamourous, worldly, and amusing company of the celebrated Gaiety Girls. Then Lavina Vernon, shy and exquisite, was swept into a fr...


  • The newly orphaned Orina Vandeholt had wealth, beauty and aristocratic blood. Prey to every fortune hunter on both sides of the Atlantic, Orina was forced to flee New York when a suitor's excesses threatened scandal. Yet in Mexico, a terrifying adven...


  • The position -- companion to the Earl of Ingleton's Ward -- was the answer to Gina Borne's prayer, rescuing the enchanting, spirited orphan from her Uncle's aristocratic but grim household. Quick-witted Gina soon unmasked the shocking scheme whose vi...


  • Like a magical child, Daniela Brooke appeared beside the Marquis of Crowle in the Casino garden. Heiress to a fortune, Daniela was trapped in a shocking, wicked scheme -- Esme Blanc, her stepmother had organized Daniela's marriage with a Comte, in an...


  • The Earl of Inchester reveals a strange sense of priorities when, in the interest of family honor, he chooses to save his ancestral home by marrying the daughter of a despicable usurer....


  • The worldly Marquis of Okehampton was startled to learn that he had inherited a Ward, Zia Langley -- whom was in the Convent of the Holy Thorn in Cornwall. The philandering Marquis visits her on impulse. There he finds a false priest and Zia, his lon...


  • In the woods near the magical pool, the Vicar's daughter, Shenda Lynd, was kissed by a handsome and gentle stranger. Not long afterwards, orphaned and penniless, Shenda sought refuge within the proud walls of Arrow Castle--only to discover that her s...


  • Lela Cavendish, young, well-bred, and delicate, was a talented young artist, who flees from a brutal stepfather and an unwanted suitor and seeks sanctuary in Amsterdam where she finds safety with a titled art collector, or so she thinks. Carew, Marq...


  • Odella Wayne's radiant beauty is untouched by the ways of the world, but she knows wickedness when she hears it--the Fortune-Teller at the Fairground is a spy for the French! The Marquis of Midhurst receives Odella's news with gratitude--and a perilo...


  • The young Earl of Blakeney, who served with distinction in the Duke of Wellington's army, returned to England and lost all his money at the gaming tables. Lady Aleda was the bride of a stranger! It had happened so quickly--her brother's ruinous deb...


  • "Forewarned is forearmed!" But nothing could have prepared Kezia for the overwhelming magnetism of the notorious Marquis de Bayeux. Just a glance from his blue eyes, darker than the sea, warmed her very heart ... and his lightest touch evoked such di...


  • Malvina Maulton was attractive, imperious--and the wealthiest young lady in England. Dubbed the "Heartless Heiress; Malvina much preferred arguing with her spirited country neighbour, Lord Flore, to fending off Society's fortune-hunting Bucks. Indeed...



  • Rake by name and Rake by nature... such was the reputation of the all-conquering Marquis of Rakemoore. And this was the husband Ila's father wished to impose upon her! Ila fled the Duke's heartless scheme, finding refuge in a humble village cottage. ...


  • Lord Selwyn's legacy could not have come at a better time. The Plantation in exotic Penang was thousands of miles from London -- and just as far from the treacherous society heartbreaker who had betrayed the proud and handsome nobleman. Here in the F...


  • England, 1871. With innocent daring, Davina Brantforde plunged into a forbidden adventure -- a Royal Costume Ball in double disguise! Davina's springtime beauty made her appear to be the Queen of the Fairies indeed, while her assumed identity assure...


  • The proud and handsome Earl of Charncliffe, competing for the cool hand of a noble Incomparable, was off to Paris to do her bidding. But amid the treasures of a vanished aristocracy, the Earl discovered a wealth he'd never dreamed--in the shy lovelin...


  • Solita Gresham's shock upon arriving at Calver Castle was twofold. Not only had her Guardian, the formidable Duke of Calverleigh, forgotten he even had a Ward, but the sensuous and reckless peer was enmeshed in the exotic wiles of a sinister Russian ...


  • Alone in the world, Norita Combe found refuge as Governess to the little daughter of the haughty Marquis of Hawkhurst, a Widower of compelling presence and mesmerizing charm, society's darling. Yet aboard his pleasure yacht, bound for the mysterious ...







  • It seemed a miracle from Heaven itself. Valessa Chester, lovely, alone and penniless, would be splendidly rewarded for her role in a house-party charade, a harmless prank to be played on the arrogant -- and compellingly attractive -- Marquis of Wyndo...


  • In desperation, Princess Thea of Kostas fled the Royal Court and the tyranny that would wed her blossoming loveliness to the aging Monarch of a neighboring Realm. As she rode through the majesty of mountains and forests Thea exulted in her newfound f...


  • For the Marquis of Shawforde and Lucille Winterton, it was love instantly and irrevocably. The country-bred beauty was worldly enough however to know that the Marquis's family would never countenance their union... and in fact the Shaws sent Her Maje...


  • After two years as a celebrated soprano in London, Isa McNaver was home at last, among the hills and rocky coast of her beloved Scotland. All was peace . . . until Isa learned of a treacherous plot to unearth an ancient treasure--and murder the power...


  • Tall, arrogant, his steel-gray eyes seemed to pierce her very soul, the Earl of Ravensdale was even more formidable than Noella Wakefield had feared. And this was the man whom the tremulous country beauty meant to deceive! But Noella's desperate pret...


  • The Duke of Inglebury strode through the deep verdant lushness of the Javanese jungle, in search of a legendary Temple imperiled by those who would loot its ancient splendors. But within the Temple walls, the Duke found a great treasure -- Sarida, a ...


  • Drogo Forde was a master in Queen Victoria's Secret Service. Yet when, on a street in exotic Kozan chance dropped Thekla into his life, he was taken utterly aback. The adventurous beauty was obviously sheltered and of high birth. But when the revolut...


  • Royal intrigue, arranged marriage and forbidden love in the reign of Queen Victoria. From the moment their eyes met, in the gilded corridors of Hampton Court, Princess Zorina and the passionate foreigner she knew only as Rudolf were wed in the mirac...


  • England, 1867. Fleeing the shocking advances of a lascivious Lord, innocent Isla Kenway sought safety with the dashing Marquis of Longridge. Penniless and lovely, she was alone in the world, save for the nobleman who enraptured her very soul -- and ...


  • Alveric, Duke of Quarrington, was well pleased. If his neighbor's niece, Miss Vina Wallace, proved willing to marry the Duke's debauched and raffish brother for the sake of a title, well and good. Her fortune would relieve the Duke of a wearisome b...


  • This romance, with a twist of the exotic, features the Marquis of Anglestone who has been blackmailed by a previous lover. Rather than face the consequences of disgrace he takes a wager to follow the ancient Incense Route into the Forbidden City of M...


  • While Corena Melville waits for her father to return from Greece she receives a horrifying demand for ransom. Unless she delivers Lord Warburton, a noted collector of antiques shortly to visit Delphi, into the hands of bandits, her father will be tor...


  • Fleeing the cruel threat of a forced Marriage, the Honourable Thelma Fern rode towards an unknown future -- straight into the arms of love! The Earl of Merstone was instantly attractive, as noble in spirit as in name. He had been treacherously impove...


  • England, 1870 The Duke of Mortlyn was as stubborn as he was handsome -- and he was the most handsome man Selma Linton could imagine. The villagers affectionately named her the White Witch, and indeed, only her remarkable gift for herbal healing ena...


  • 1865 The Chateau Montveal, home of the notorious Duc Cesar, rose before Lady Yursa Holme's delighted gaze in all its fairy-tale splendour. And though the Duc was as scandalously handsome as his shocking reputation, between him and the innocently lov...


  • The Marquis of Vale was handsome and wealthy - but utterly bored with London's predictable pleasures and amorous titled beauties. Then an early-morning message plunged him into a perilous maelstrom of intrigue in the Far East, and the unexpected rapt...


  • Felicita had never known such despair, not even as a penniless and hungry seamstress. Now, splendidly dressed and honored as a noblewoman, the beautiful young woman would pay the price .. . For when the handsome and toweringly proud Marques Alvaro le...


  • Widowed after only weeks of marriage to an elderly American, young and lovely Crisa Royden is burdened with a staggering fortune and dreadful in-laws. Determined to escape from them shy Crisa boards the Europe-bound La Touraine with an assumed identi...


  • When her beloved brother incurs a disastrous gambling debt, lovely Carmella knows that his reckless plan offers their only hope of escaping disgrace. But does their host, the formidable Marquis of Ingleton, really believe her to be a worldly Society ...


  • Lady Loretta's father has arranged for her to marry the son of le Duc de Sauerdun, the dashing Fabian, Marquis de Sauerdun. Knowing that it is usual amongst the French and British aristocrats to arrange marriages for their children, Loretta is still ...


  • Lovely Gytha Sullivan learns on her grandfather's death she will inherit a huge fortune with the Devil's choice of marriage to one of her detestable cousins. Desperately Gytha begs Lord Locke, a dauntingly handsome country neighbor, to help her. Beca...


  • In Germany on a delicate mission for the Prince of Wales, Lord Braydon finds himself in danger and in love with Loelia Standish, a young woman determined to save her father from the Kaiser's grasp....


  • Ina Wescott was young, innocent, and desperate. Alone and penniless, she turned to her aunt, the celebrated - and notorious - retired actress, Rosie Rill. But Rosie had plans of her own for the sheltered country beauty: a drama of heartbreak and reve...


  • England, 1886. Lord Hue, the Earl of Dolphinston, was the cynosure of the sparkling, scandalous Marlborough House set. But while jaded court beauties vied for his favors, the passionate and dangerous Lady Hester Stansfield plotted to make the handso...


  • An adventurer was planning an expedition to recover an ancient Roman treasure -- at the expense of the wealthy, handsome Marquis of Quinbourne, who was cynical but amused. But less amusing was the adventurer's mysteriously lovely daughter, the solemn...


  • Marriage to a Duke? The lovely orphaned Katrina Darley never expected to find herself engaged to the dashing, influential Duke of Lyndbrooke... but when her aunt, the vain Lady Branston, discovers the Duke in her niece's bedchamber, she jealously arr...


  • Harry, Arilla's London cousin, agrees to help her in her attempt to find a wealthy suitor.......


  • Neula and her mother were safe, for the moment. Neula's stepfather would never seek his runaway wife at her childhood home, now the property of the notorious Marquis of Kerne, dubbed 'the Pied Piper' for the conquests that were the scandal of the Cou...


  • Zenobia and her father Lord Chadwell, have travelled all over the world, but when he dies, she finds that her stepmother has spent all of his money, and she intends to marry Zenobia to one of her own lovers. Because Zenobia is fluent in the Eastern...


  • When lovely Filipa Seymour agreed to impersonate one of London's notorious Pretty Horse-Breakers, the country-bred beauty had no idea that she would win a race -- and lose her heart to the magnificent Marquis of Kilne. And when the handsome, jaded pe...


  • To help the elopement of her worldly cousin, the exquisite Lady Charis, shy, delicately lovely Alecia Stambrook agrees to impersonate her in France at the Headquarters of the Army of Occupation, where her Guardian -- the handsome but frightening Lord...


  • Clova McBlane, a penniless orphan living in Paris, becomes the hereditary Chieftain of a Scottish Clan! She meets the dashing Tarquil, Laird of Cowan, whose clan has been feuding with hers and they team up against a greater enemy!...


  • England, 1818 The victim of a tyrannical uncle and cousin, enchanting Ula Forde flees their grip, only to be rescued by the very man her beautiful but heartless cousin has betrayed. The Marquis of Raventhorpe pledges to avenge the cruelty to which b...


  • Madrid, 1883. Lovely Valeda Alcester has adventurously agreed to pose as Governess to her young niece, a charade devised by her scheming sister to ensnare the elusive Don Carlos, Marques de Silvala. But inspired by the beauty of Spain, Valeda finds ...


  • England, 1870. Lord Hugo Chester, the Duke of Wynchester was easily the most eligible man in Queen Victoria's London, the dream of every unmarried girl in society. And of one married lady as well: the splendid and imperious Lady Olive Brandon, the D...


  • Far from the dazzle and extravagance of London's society, Nerissa Stanley and her brother lead a quiet country life as she keeps house for her father, a distinguished but impoverished author. Suddenly their elder sister Delphine arrives. Some years b...


  • Home once more after the glorious adventure of Wellington's brilliant victories, the Marquis of Heroncourt -- shockingly handsome and exceedingly eligible -- was bored. Then Lady Mimosa Field, delicately lovely and frightened, appeared on the thresh...



  • Helga Wensley is hiding in London from her stepfather. She takes a role in the Duke of Rocklington's private play only to find out that she may play a more permanent role in his life! ...


  • To the honorable Anthea Brooke, raised in genteel country poverty the lavish and worldly pleasures of the haughty and handsome Marquis of Eaglescliffe -- new owner of her ancestral home -- were more puzzling than shocking. How could the sheltered bea...


  • Princess Giona's young and tender beauty was pledged to a loveless alliance of State with King Ferdinand of Slavonia, the old and cruel Monarch who lived in terror of the brave and handsome rightful King Miklos. But Giona's proud heart was with the r...


  • Paris, 1870. Excessively handsome and exceedingly wealthy, Lord Thornton Kyleston, the Earl of Kyleston faced two mighty dangers. In England, the beautiful and determined Lady Irene Curtis impatiently awaited his return, while in Paris, the winds of ...


  • Black magic? Dorina Stanfield, the Vicar's young and lovely daughter could not believe that she was hearing Jarvis Yarde's murderous incantations against the one man who stood between himself and the ancient Earldom of Yardcombe. Yet it was true... a...


  • Impoverished but beautiful Salrina could hardly believe what she was hearing. A French plot to kill the prince regent! She must tell someone -- and her only choice seemed to be the cynical, arrogant, maddeningly handsome Earl of Fleetwood, her next-d...


  • "You will be hanged from a gibbet for your crimes..." Even as the handsome Gentleman spoke, Idona Overton saw the other Highwayman pointing a pistol at him. Without thinking, she fired her own pistol.... Idona was horrified to learn that before her...


  • After he unexpectedly returns to Paris, handsome but cynical Lord Kirkly takes on the cause of Otilia Ashe, a very pretty, desperate young heiress, and becomes involved in a scheme he will surely regret....


  • Talbot McCaron's fierce Highland heart rebelled against his arranged marriage to the wealthy Lady Jane, Countess of Dalbeth. Yet the handsome young Duke of Invercaron knew this was a secret battle that honor and duty must win. But something was wrong...


  • England, 1817. Tiny, golden-haired Farica Chalfont had much to think about: The intriguing yet cunning Earl of Lydbrooke had proposed marriage, and she suspected more for her fortune than her beauty. She had gone riding to try and decide whether to ...


  • Schooled at the most elite academies, violet-eyed Ilita Darrington-Coombe lived in pampered luxury. Then tragedy struck: her father died and a spiteful, bitter aunt exiled her to decaying Lyss Castle. Ilita was unaware how her courageous spirit and h...


  • In the exclusive worlds of Paris and London, exquisite Kitrina had little more than the angelic beauty born of her parents scandalous love. Then the handsome, bold worldly wise Marquis of Elkesley knew all too clearly the shining young woman's future...


  • Dordogne, 1886. Governess in the ancient and splendid chateau of the Duc Etienne de Sauterre! To exquisite young Lady Arletta Cherrington-Weir, left penniless and alone by her father's death, the timely job seemed the fairy-tale answer to a young wom...


  • "You are mine!" Torquil said fiercely. "Mine, and nothing in the world will stop me from loving you and keeping you with me from now throughout eternity!" " I... love... you!" Pepita whispered. He would have kissed her again but she put up her hand...


  • 1887. Vida Anstruther knows there is no other way. Her father, the Crown's most brilliant diplomat, has disappeared in Hungary, and his sudden silence has become ominous. When official channels prove helpless, it is up to the brave young beauty to di...


  • The queen's request was, of course, a command, intended to cure the maddeningly handsome Marquis of Weybourne of his dangerous penchant for the wives of peers. Still, London's most eligible bachelor, with his spellbinding charm, was an odd choice of ...


  • It was obvious to Delysia that her lovely sister, Fleur, was deeply in love with young Lord Sheldon, and he with her. It was in fact obvious to all London, including Lord Sheldon's betrothed and Lord Sheldon's intimidating Uncle, the redoubtable Magn...


  • The Marquis of Falcon needed a wife in a hurry. The solution seemed simple: marry the daughter of his fabulously wealthy country neighbor, the Earl of Warnborough. Then a misunderstanding saw him married to the wrong daughter, but the right wife--and...


  • England, 1875. Lovely, impetuous Aldora rejects the advances of the dashing and rakish Duke of Wydeminster until a close encounter with disaster gives her new insight into her feelings. Driving to the Goodwood races the Duke of Wydeminster thought w...


  • At last Theresa felt safe. It was unlikely that her guardian, the Earl of Denholme, would trace her to the French countryside where she reigned--as chef to the Marquis de Sare! The Marquis himself seldom visited the chateau--caught up as he was in...


  • His sister's folly and an aristocratic thief had combined to threaten the reputation of Lord Mere's family. The handsome peer was forced to leave his London pleasures for the ancient palazzi of Florence. While he is recovering his sister's valuable n...


  • "Marquis of Buckwood"--for that title Magnolia had betrayed Warren, and it had been that betrayal that sent Warren to Africa to forget the woman who held such sway over his senses. But now that Fate had made Warren master of the same title, Magnol...


  • Was it the power of love itself that cast Lydia and the Earl ashore under the sensuous Hawaiian sun? Never would they be free to speak of the love that devoured them -- and that could never be theirs, prisoners as they both were to the code of honor ...


  • " I... love you!" Tora was not even aware she had said the words, and yet they came to her lips. Miklos drew in his breath. Then he was kissing her again, kissing her with long, slow, passionate kisses that made her quiver in his arms, and she knew ...


  • When fog maroons the dashing Duke of Marazion at a bleak inn, he soothes his restless soul with a brandy, a book, and a roaring fire. Never does he suspect that the furtive knock at his door will reveal the lovely artist Ilitta, or that he will guide...


  • Tony Burke, the son of Lord Birkenhall, persuades his sister Octavia to run away with him in order to avoid the debts left by their father. Tony plans to meet up with the girl he hopes to marry. But when they meet in Alexandria, there's no room for O...


  • For a moment Rocana found it impossible to believe that the idea of the Marquis of Quorn driving some beautiful lady as he had driven her could evoke an agonizing sensation, which she though was even more painful than the wound in her arm had been. ...


  • When the Marquis of Ardley boasts that he could always tell a woman of high breeding, Lord Frodham and Sir James Overton decide to take up the challenge to find a woman who can fool him. On their way, they rescue beautiful Indira and persuade her to ...


  • Minella faced the Earl, her eyes flashing with anger. Then tears suddenly blinded her eyes and ran down her cheeks. She felt the Earl's arms go round her. She put her face against his shoulder and went on crying. "A do not want you to upset yourself...


  • Pandia looked down at the book in her hand. Then as if he could not wait for her answer Lord Silvester asked: "Have you thought about me?" "It would be ... difficult to think of anything ... else." "That is what I hoped," he said. "Your face is...


  • Sandra is the exquisite only daughter of Lord Blackstone. When a stepmother's hatred forces her to flee her beloved home, Sandra becomes companion to the celebrated Countess of Kyle. The boldest day-dreams of this country beauty are surpassed when ro...


  • England, 1818. Lady Alvina Harling tore from her bedroom and along the corridor towards the master suite on the other side of the castle. She turned the handle and went into the small and elegant hall. There was one light flickering low in a sconce ...


  • England, 1819. When Diona Grantley becames an orphan at her father's death, she is compelled to live with her uncle, Sir Hereward Grantley and his dim-witted son Simon. Her father died in debt, Her only comfort is her beloved dog, a Dalmatian called ...


  • 1825. Because of her gypsy ancestry Princess Laetitia invoked the help of Romanies to waylay the King Viktor of Zvotana in the guise of a dancer to do whatever she could to prevent his betrothal to Stephanie, the girl her brother Kyril loved. They g...


  • The Prince Janos Kovac gently put his arms around Forella and drew her close to him. He looked down at her for a long moment. "How can you be so perfect, so exquisite," he asked, "that I find it hard even when I am touching you to believe that you a...


  • 1970. After the death of her mother, Lady Ivona is forced by her uncle and guardian to become a postulant in a convent noted for its severity. During the journey across Alsace she manages to elude her escort and shares an unexpected refuge with the D...


  • On a day unlike any other, Hermia Brooke, the poor but beautiful daughter of the Vicar of Little Millbrooke, stumbled upon a man who had difficulty removing a shoe from his horse's hoof in a country lane, and she helped him. He was a dark and very s...


  • California, 1885. Amongst the mountains and lush plains of the American West, young and beautiful Lady Roberta Worth found the miracle of true love with the brilliant and passionate Adam Garson. But Adam's heart was torn between the spirited British ...


  • The Duke of Tynemouth, who is having a wild affair with the Countess of Langstone, learns that Queen Victoria is planning that he should marry. In a desperate effort to escape and to save his reputation, the Duke agrees to marry the Countess's niece ...


  • 1824. With her father dying of starvation, Lucia had to sell his paintings. In desperation she accosted the Marquis of Wynchcombe who, bored with life and his Venerian mistress, set taking coffee outside Florian's cafi. This meeting with a seeming be...


  • Zokala, 1850. Princess Ileana of Zokala was proud, headstrong, and fiercely devoted to her people. Besieged by suitors at court, Princess Ileana vows never to marry. Yet the Statesmen decreed that she could never rule until she found a husband. Many ...


  • Original title: The Captive Heart Sabina had come to Monte Carlo with a sense of excitement and anticipation. How different it all was from the country parsonage she had left in England. It was exciting to be traveling alone, though a little frigh...


  • 1894. The Marquis of Oakenshaw is asked by the Foreign Secretary to visit Siam to reassure the King who has been upset by Britain and France quarrelling over the frontiers. A dashing, wealthy and handsome bachelor, the Marquis asks several friends to...


  • Fabia's hands were clasped together, her head was bent, and the Duke of Ilminster was aware that she was praying. The Duke rose and walked towards her. " I... I had to come," she said. " I... I was... afraid." "There is no need to be," he said. Ver...


  • Never had Atayla seen a man looking so angry, and before she could speak, before she could think or ask what he was doing, the Earl said: "I am well aware of why you came here, Miss Lindsay, and why my wife sent you to seduce me into giving her the ...


  • Ilina could only feel the violent, frantic beating of her heart and that the room was filled with a blinding light that came from the sky and yet was a part of the Duke and herself. He drew a little closer to her but did not touch her, and after a m...


  • 1860. At her rich, look-alike cousin's pleading, impoverished Sacha Waverley undertakes a daring masquerade. She travels to Scotland posing as Lady Deirdre to care for her cousin's fiance, the handsome, wealthy Duke of Silchester who has been tempora...


  • Tormented by her cruel uncle, Sita contemplates suicide, but a mysterious Indian passenger on the voyage to Calcutta convinces her to go on. She was praying frantically, desperately, when she heard the bolt being lifted off the door. Now there was ...


  • The Duke of Arkholme, a very handsome and very bored bachelor, organizes a musical Competition to add some spice to his life and satisfy his love for good music. But much to the Duke's chagrin, the Competition falls flat ... until he is awakened one ...


  • Queen's Ford, a beautiful house built in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, is crumbling into a ruin and the Forde family are so poor they can't afford to repair it. Jeremy, needing some new clothes, persuades is sister, Mariota, to help him hold up a coa...


  • Craig Vandervelt, handsome son of the richest man in America, is begged by his cousin, the Marquess of Landsdowne, the British Foreign Secretary, to undertake a secret mission. He must find a British agent who has disappeared in India. He encounters ...


  • At sixteen and a half, Lady Imeldra is ready to leave school and resume a carefree life with Earl Kingsclere, her father. But the Earl has other plans for Imeldra who rebels at being sent to live with her strict grandmother. She runs off to the estat...


  • Marista Rockbourne was still praying when the door opened and as she turned her head she saw in the moonlight the Earl of Stanbrook coming in. Marista drew in her breath, and the Earl came close to look down at her, at her hair falling over her shoul...


  • The Marquis of Broome walked deep into the stable. "Where are you?" "I am... here," Cara replied. He realized that she had climbed up into the hayrack. He walked to stand immediately below her and put up his arms. "I will not let you fall." She pu...


  • As their eyes met she felt herself quiver with a feeling Arina Beverley had never known before that seemed to be rising within her, which made her feel it was impossible to breathe. " I may be quite wrong," the Marquess Alistair McDonon said after m...


  • How long Pierre Valery kissed her she had no idea. Simonetta knew only that the rapture and ecstasy of it was out of time and might have lasted a few seconds or many centuries. "I did not know... I never guessed a... kiss could be so wonderful... s...


  • "I think I... ought to... go away," Ilouka managed to say. The Earl of Lavenham smiled again. "Do you really think I would let you do that?" he asked. Ilouka stared at him as if she could not believe what he was saying. Then as she was trying to fi...


  • Zita was suddenly aware that somebody, a man, was moving between the trunks of the trees, catching only a glimpse as he passed behind first one, then another. She thought that it would be a bore if she had to stop and talk as was customary in that pa...


  • " I cannot ... bear it!" Paulina protested. "I am not ... strong like . . . you. I want to be with you ... to see you ... to love you." Prince Maximus laid his cheek against hers. "I shall think of you, dream of you, and wherever I am, I shall fee...


  • The Earl of Poynton is known throughout England for his superb taste in race-horses and for his affairs with married women. Yet the Lennox's raffish heart is touched by the beautiful young Cledra Melford, who asks him to help save her beloved thoroug...


  • Suddenly and unexpectedly, there was the sound of the bolt being raised on the door, and Carmela Lyndon sat up, alert and half-fearful that it might be Matthews or Lane returning. Then as the sunlight flooded in she saw the outline of a man, large an...


  • Nelda Harle was a young English girl raised on the wild Colorado frontier. Orphaned in an Indian raid, she is rescued by her distant relative, the haughty and handsome Lord Harleston... but who will rescue Selby Harle when he finds himself falling in...



  • The Marquis of Staverton looked down at her cheeks wet with tears, her lips quivering, and her blue eyes too shy to meet his. "Tell me," he said, "why it matters to you what I think and feel about you." Gilda could only look up at him helplessly, th...


  • Lara is a country parson's daughter, eager for adventure, who trades places with a friend so she can experience first-hand the lives of the very rich. At the lavish estate of the Marquis of Keyston, masquerading as a governess, she learns an unexpect...


  • Grania O'Kerry arrives back in Grenada, in 1795, and learns that her father intends her to marry Roderick Maigrin, a coarse, drunken, but rich planter. There is a rebellion and Grania flees to Secret Harbour for protection, but when she enters the ho...


  • Without thinking, simply because her terror about what had occurred was still with her, Lady Samala Wynn ran towards the Duke of Buckhurst and flung herself against him. "You... are safe!" Her hands had reached up towards the Duke's neck, and as he...


  • Giona had not slept well because she had sensed when the Duke of Alverstode had said goodnight that something had annoyed him. "What has... upset him? What could... I have... done?" she asked herself. Then she went over it in her mind. The Duke had ...


  • The Duke of Ravenstock awoke and was aware that everything was very silent. He looked for Anoushka, but at first he could not see her. Then he realised she was beside him in the bed, sound asleep. For the moment he was astonished. Then he realised t...


  • Lina was the spirited young daughter of the Earl of Wallingham, who escaping from an arranged marriage, applies for the post of a lady's maid - and finds herself involved in a plot to dupe a French roué - the Duc de Saverne.......


  • To allay the suspicions of his mistress's husband, the Marquis of Stowe pretends to be engaged to the lovely Ajanta. The ruse seems to succeed, until the jealous husband presents an unexpected ultimatum, one that will force Ajanta to reveal her heart...


  • "Lalita!" he exclaimed. As he spoke, a flash of lightning revealed her frightened face framed by her fair hair. The next thing Lord Heywood knew, Lalita was clinging to him. He could feel her trembling. "It is all right," he said soothingly. "I... I...


  • "I love you!" the Marquis said. "I love you until it is impossible to think of anything else but you. I cannot live without you!" Then his lips were on hers. To Mina it was as if there was a blazing light which came from the sky and enveloped them ...


  • The Earl of Heversham seemed to fill the whole room, the sky, and the world itself, and she knew as she saw his eyes that he looked younger and happier then and completely different from the man she had left behind. Neither of them could speak, they...


  • England, 1870. For years the Dukes of Northallerton, and Lyncester had disputed the rightful ownership of the 10,000 acres that lay between their estates... Suddenly the Duke of Northallerton proposes that the quarrel shall be settled by the marriag...


  • Zelina Tiverton lifted her face and he looked down at her for a long moment before his lips found hers. As he kissed her Zelina knew that his was what she had been waiting and longing for ever since they had been together on the Ischora. Lord Charn...


  • Bored by Society, the Duke of Brockenhurst bets that he can travel from London to York incognito. On his journey he helps Valora Melford escape from marriage to a cruel Baronet. Pursued, they embark on a daring ride to safety in York. The Duke's disg...


  • When he meets the beautiful Aspasis at the house of the Duchess of Grimstone, the Marquis of Thame assumes she is a skillful actress, superb in her role as an innocent girl. The debauchery of the Duchess and her guests is whispered about throughout E...


  • Young and beautiful, Princess Marie-Therese of Wiedenstein is alarmed when her father tells her she is engaged to an English Duke -- she believes the English to be cold, arrogant and insensitive. And when her twin brother the Prince also hears unplea...


  • Duke of Otterburn put his arms around Magnolia Vandevilt, then slowly, very slowly, as if he was still afraid to frighten her, his lips found hers. As he kissed her he knew, just as he had expected, her mouth was soft, sweet and innocent and gave hi...


  • When they had gone back to the yacht, the Duke of Darleston took her down to his private cabin to put his arms round her. "You are mine," he said. "Whatever happened in the past, we are now together, and I swear that as long as we shall live, I will...


  • "Shall we find out if the second time we kiss each other is a wonderful as the first?" Earl of Keswick did not wait for Alisa's answer, but his lips were on hers and Alisa knew at the first touch of them that this was what she had been longing and y...


  • The Earl of Rockbrook, to escape an unwanted marriage, flees to the country where he meets with an accident...when he recovers consciousness, he finds himself being nursed by a simple country girl who he marries to escape the unwanted marriage, but f...


  • Tula Audenshaw rose from where she had been sitting and walked slowly across the soft ground to the edge of the stream. "I have another suggestion," Lord Yelverton said at last. "Why do we not, because we are so lucky together, try to find another t...


  • Sona McCarron, in Scotland to attend a wedding, soon realized the match between the Marquis of Inver--heir to the Clan Chieftain--and Lady Jean, daughter of a neighboring Cheiftain, is an arranged one. Nothing can stop it, even though Sona and the Ma...


  • "Of course," Felica said, "and now you have saved me for the... second time!" She raised her face to his as she spoke, and by the light of the moon that was high overhead, the Duke of Darlington could see the tears glistening on her pale cheeks and ...


  • "I will never let you leave me." His lips came down on hers and swept away her fear, her unhappiness, and everything except the rapture of knowing that this was what Odetta had been longing for and thought she had lost forever. He kissed her while ...


  • THE HEAVENS OPENED The Marquis of Vange looked down at Davita's face for a long moment, as if he wished to engrave it on his memory forever, then as his arms tightened his lips sought hers. It was as if the Heavens opened, and she knew an inexpress...


  • The Duke of Buckminster drew Princess Militsa of Russia along the passage and as they reached the end of it there was the sound of music. The Duke had given her his arm, and now as her fingers tightened on his, she said: "I... I shall not know... h...


  • Lucy, Lady Wymonde, reluctantly agrees to her husband’s request that she would chaperone his innocent orphaned young niece, Ina, for her first Season as a debutante. It was infuriating to have to take another guest with her to Chale Hall, the Ma...


  • Kistna straightened herself and turned to look at the water beneath her. With a shock of sheer horror the Marquis of Alchester realized what she intended to do. He reached her in a few strides and when he was beside her and his hands went out to tak...


  • Heiress Oletha Ashurst's father has arranged her marriage to the Duke of Gorleston. To discover what her future husband is like, Oletha poses as the daughter of a curator engaged to find the duke......


  • SHE WAS BREATHLESS "You are mine, Caneda, and I want you! I want you now!" As Duc de Saumac finished speaking his lips were on hers and he was kissing her. Now there was a fire on his lips that was like nothing Caneda Lang had ever imagined, and ye...


  • "Gisela, It would not matter to me who you were. I realised that whatever the consequences, I could not live without you." The Prince of Hungary then kissed her fiercely, demandingly, as if he was still afraid he might lose her and the agonies he had...


  • A warm wave of fragrance and sunlight greeted them as they crossed the room to the orchids. "I told you, Anita," said the Duke of Ollerton, "never come to a Conservatory alone with a man unless you want him to make love to you." Her eyes widened: "...


  • The stars shone brilliantly over the harbor as Ola's words concealed what was in her heart: "You have told me that you hate women as I hate men..." The color rose in her cheeks. The Marquis of Elvington replied, "I think we have a great deal to lear...


  • The Earl of Hawkshead looked down at Baptista. Her face was hidden against his shoulder. "I am... sorry," she said in a muffled voice. "It was... my fault." He asked me if I... had ever been... kissed," Baptista said in a hesitating little voice, "a...


  • "I think, Prunella," the Earl of Winslow said slowly, "you are offering me a challenge." "I do not know what you are talking about," Prunella replied. "I am talking about love, and of course, your ignorance of it." To Prunella's astonishment, the E...


  • Larentia felt the Duke of Tregaron's eyes upon her, as though her were speaking to her without words. "Look at me, Larentia!" She could not take her eyes from the Duke's and knew that she was his prisoner whether she wished it or not. Very slowly, ...


  • "Marcia, you are tempting Fate," the Earl said. The gas lamps had been extinguished, making the room intimate. The Earl moved towards her. He put his arms around her, kissing her fiercely, making her forget everything but the rapture that rose withi...


  • Inspired and helped by Almiral of the Fleet the Earl Mountbatten of Burma. There was silence until Delora said, "so... you do not like... kissing me! To me it was the most wonderful thing that ever happened!" Captain Conrad Horn realised she was pe...


  • The moon had risen and everything was enveloped with a light that seemed to come from the gods themselves. "It is so... lovely!" Latonia breathed. "And so are youl" Lord Branscombe replied softly. She felt his arm go around her as he said, "This. i...


  • Jemima knew that Viscount Ockley was only marrying her because he had been jilted by her cousin, Niobe. Now that she had run away, Jemima no longer cared. She could not go on being beaten by her uncle and made so desperately unhappy. Marriage to a Re...


  • The Duke of Oswestry was being blackmailed into marriage by his former mistress, who finds herself pregnant, but he knew that the child is by other man. He rescued the young inocent Udela, after his evil brother planned to send her to a London's brot...


  • "Why did you leave?" The Marquis of Sarle's question took Nolita by surprise. "Her Ladyship... dismissed me," she stammered. "Why?" Her heart quaking, she revealed the humiliating charges, certain that telling him would be the end of everything. Y...


  • Love, true Love! For the lovely, widowed Lady Sherington, it bloomed in her thirty-sixth year, when she was still ravishing enough to pass as the twin of her daughter Trina. But her gentle heart was racked with doubt--for if she were to remarry, h...


  • The dashing and raffish Justin, Marquis of Veryan awakes from a drunken sleep to the appalling realisation that in the throes of passion he has proposed marriage to renowned Society beauty Lady Rose Caterham. Worse, still, she accepted and will soon ...


  • ADVENTURE IN ROME Dacia Vancroft was young and pretty. And now she was in fabulous Rome, private nurse to Sir Marcus Cunningham. It would have been a thrilling week, if Sir Marcus hadn't been so hateful. He was rude, arrogant, and quarrelsome, and...


  • Bereaved of her beloved father at sixteen, and now her mother, Belinda Wyncombe’s only comfort is that she still has the family’s home. Until she finds her irresponsible stepfather, Captain D’Arcy Rowland, has squandered their moneyand fraudule...


  • Prince Ivan's words were passionate, unyielding, yet Alana allowed herself no surrender. "Love is something that cannot be denied, cannot be refused," Ivan protested, "though I thought the real ecstasy and wonder of it was something that would never...


  • "They have gone!" Yolanda gave a deep sigh of relief as she went limp in the Duke of Ilkeston's arms. "They have gone!" As she turned her head to speak to him, his lips came down on hers. This was the beginning of love, a love that shot through her ...


  • Sir Norman Melton had not always been a wealthy man. Determination and a driving ambition took him from a lowly position on the factory floor to ownership of the Melton Motor Company. Fiercely independent, he also harbored a strong mistrust of women;...



  • "Have you ever been kissed" Pierre teased. But before Zaza could protest, her eyes met his and everything else seemed to fade away . . . her father, the Palace, her life as a Princess . . . Then, as if it was part of poetry and music, his arms wen...


  • Iola awoke with a start thinking she had heard a noise, then she remembered where she was and thought it must be very early in the morning. She sat up and lit a candle beside her bed, and saw from her watch that it was just after half-past-five. Thi...


  • There was silence for a moment, then the Marquis of Sarne said: "There is only one way I can thank you, Romana." As he spoke he put his fingers under her chin and pressed his lips down on hers. His kiss was so perfect, so glorious, that Romana coul...


  • In the light from the candles and the moonlight outside, Kelda saw an expression in Lord Orsett's eyes that made her heart start beating furiously and she could not look away. "I want your heart," he began. "I want it more than I have ever wanted an...


  • Thalia walked slowly across the lawn, through a rose garden, to the lily pond. "It is a place for lovers," she thought instinctively. Then she drew her breath as if the thought stabbed her like a sharp dagger. "You are not crying, Thalia?" came an u...


  • THE DAWN OF LOVE The Duke stood beside Lorena. She did not turn her head. The Duke tightened his fingers on hers and knew that as he did so she gave a little quiver. Lorena gave a deep sigh that seemed to come from the depths of her being. S...


  • BEYOND HER WILDEST DREAMS "What is happening?" Zosina asked, her voice shaking. She raised her face instinctively as she spoke, and, without her having any intention of doing so, her mouth touched his. A streak of lightning seemed to run thr...


  • "Where have you been, Miss Windham?" The Duke of Strathrannock spoke so harshly that Fiona was startled. "I have...." she began feebly. "Do not bother to lie!" he said furiously. "Have you had enough lovemaking tonight or are you looking for more?"...


  • Quite suddenly Susanna realized she was not alone. Someone was standing in the pool beside her. By the light of the moon she saw it was Fyfe! For a moment she thought she was imagining him, for there was no bandage over his eyes and he was looking a...


  • Brucena looked up, and, as she did so, Iain Huntley's lips took possession and held her captive. For a moment she felt nothing, not even surprise. But then as the man's arms tightened, her lips were suddenly soft beneath the insistence of his. Someth...


  • The Earl of Winsford looked at her searchingly and then he said: "I want a wife to belong to me completely. To be mine exclusively for all time!" He paused before he said very quietly: "And I think, Sorilda, I have found her." Then, as in some mira...


  • Valeta looked at the Marquis of Troon with gratitude."How can I... thank you?" He pulled her into his arms. "Like this," he answered and his lips were on hers. For a moment Valeta was too astonished to speak. Then the Marquis' lips aroused in her ...


  • When the Duke held Aleta in his arms, he had never known such rapture. "Do you love me?" he asked. "Oh, Tybalt, you know I do." "You excite me so wildly, my precious." "I ... want to ... excite you ... as you excite me." The Duke co...


  • The Prince of Wales buys for Carlton House an exquisitely painted 15th century picture of "The Virgin of the Lilies" by Stefan Lochner. Both he and his close friend the Marquis of Fane are entranced by it. They are, however, stunned when the dealer b...


  • The Marquis of Rosyth' voice deepened as he spoke, "Have I spoilt what you felt for me, my precious? Neoma moved a little nearer to him. "I am... sure that if you... kiss me... we will find it is still there." She only whispered the words but the M...


  • When handsome Duke of Welminster arrived in St. Petersburg to discuss the news of Napoleon's advance on Moscow. At that point, love is the furthest thing from his mind! Then, invited to the home of an old friend, Princess Sonia, the duke realizes tha...


  • The Earl of Rochester thought that the room had suddenly been lit with a thousand candles as Ophelia's eyes met his. With a little murmur she moved towards him and hid her face against his shoulder. "I must be dreaming," she whispered. "I did not ...


  • "You have come!" The Prince Xanos of Cephalonia exclaimed. "Yes," said Angelina softly. "I have come." The prince paused for a moment looking at the beautiful young woman in a way that made her tremble. "You are so lovely and yet." There was a th...


  • Chandra Wardell, daughter of a world-renowned Sanskrit scholar, learns that her father has been commissioned to journey to Nepal to search for an ancient manuscript. Chandra is thrilled--till she discovers that the invitation, extended by staunch wom...


  • The lovely young novice Saona walked into the garden and Andre found that he was following her. "It is very pretty," she said. "And so are you." She looked up at him in surprise, and as their eyes met, it was impossible to look away. They just st...


  • Major Tyson Dale returns home victorious from the wars against Napoleon to find his estate fallen into decay and the title stolen by his uncle. While drowning his sorrows at the local posting house, he overhears a plot to abduct a beautiful young gir...


  • Benedicta gave a little cry and threw herself against the Duke of Kingswood. "I am so frightened I may... disappoint you." He pulled her closer to him. "Do you think I want you to know anything but what I shall teach you?" he asked. "I adore your ...


  • The Duke of Strathnarn went down on one knee before Clola and put his hands together, palm to palm. Then, looking up at her, he said very slowly: "I swear by Almighty God to protect and serve you. I will love you with my whole heart, worship you as ...


  • On leaving the Italian convent in which she was educated, Una Thoreau set out for Paris to join her father in Montmartre. She arrives to discover that her father is dead. Alone in foreign city, her father's picture dealer, Philippe Dubucheron, befrie...


  • The Marquis took off his snow-covered overcoat and lowered himself next to her by the hearth. "I did not expect the storm to happen," he said, "but now it has I find it quite an adventure." "It will not be so enjoyable if we have to stay the night,...


  • For a moment they looked at each other. Then Rex said: "I am afraid of telling you what is in my heart." Because his voice was very soft and gentle Quentella felt herself tremble. "You need not... be afraid." She was not sure whether she took a ste...


  • Clint Wilbur was standing quietly in the Drawing-Room in front of the fireplace. Alita stood only a few feet away. "You are well?" "Of... course." The words they were speaking did not really matter. Something magnetic like a spark of fire ran betw...


  • "Your heart spoke to my heart, and your soul to mine." Mariska was shocked that the German High Command should expect her to splay the spy -- and terrified of her husband's anger if she refused. While in Marienbad to report to Edward VII, Lord Arkle...


  • Vulcan glanced at his painting, then at the others lying against the wall. "As soon as this one is engraved," he said, "I shall take them all to Paris. Are you coming with me?" Astara simply stared, feeling that she could not have heard him correc...


  • When Gracila turned up her exquisite face to gaze at Lord Damien, he said in a trembling voice: ''For God's sake, do not look at me like that... you who are so pure, so perfect, so innocent. Now when I see you, I know that I must go away. Go away!''...


  • The Earl put out his arms towards her. But Demelza did not move and he stopped before he touched her. "May I kiss you?" he whispered. "I think ... if you kissed me it would be more wonderful than anything else in the world ... but it would be ....


  • For a moment they both stood still as if turned to stone. Then with a little cry Roxana moved into the Count's arms. He held her close, kissing first her lips, then her wet eyes and the tears from her cheeks. She felt as if her prayer had been answer...


  • The Duc de Savigne turned his back on Syrilla and stood looking out of the turret window with unseeing eyes. "I am certainly not the Knight you believed me to be. I have committed every indecent crime imaginable. I have even ruined innocent women's ...