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  • Bibliography:
    31 Books - 6 Series
  • First Book:
    July 2009
  • Latest Book:
    February 2021
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About the Author


Courtney Milan is the pen name for Heidi Bond. She has a master’s degree in theoretical physical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. While at Michigan Law, she received the prestigious Henry M. Bates scholarship. In 2006, Bond graduated summa cum laude from the Law School and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, as well as Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has taught at the Seattle University of Law.
Courtney Milan’s debut novel was published in 2010 to instant critical acclaim. Now a New York Times and a USA Today bestseller, her books have also received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Her second book was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010. She has been a RITA® finalist and an RT Reviewer’s Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance.

Courtney lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, a medium-sized dog, and an attack cat. Before she started writing historical romance, she experimented with various occupations: computer programming, dog-training, scientificating... Having given up on being able to do any of those things, she’s taken to heart the axiom that those who can’t do, teach. When she’s not reading (lots), writing (lots), or sleeping (not enough), she can be found in the vicinity of a classroom.

Full Series List in Order

Brothers Sinister

0.5 - The Governess Affair: A Novella (Apr-2012)
1 - The Duchess War (Dec-2012)
1.5 - A Kiss for Midwinter: A Novella (Dec-2012)
2 - The Heiress Effect (Jul-2013)
3 - The Countess Conspiracy (Dec-2013)
4 - The Suffragette Scandal (Jul-2014)
5 - Talk Sweetly to Me: A Novella (Aug-2014)

The Carharts

0.5 - This Wicked Gift: A Novella (Jul-2014)
1 - This Wicked Gift (Oct-2009)
2 - Proof by Seduction (Jan-2010)
3 - Trial by Desire (Oct-2010)


1 - Trade Me (Jan-2015)
1.5 - The Year of the Crocodile: A Novella (Sep-2016)
2 - Hold Me (Oct-2016)

The Turners

1 - Unveiled (Jan-2011)
2 - Unlocked: A Novella (May-2011)
3 - Unclaimed (Sep-2011)
4 - Unraveled (Dec-2011)

Wedgeford Trials

1 - The Duke Who Didn't (Sep-2020)

The Worth Saga

1 - Once Upon a Marquess (Nov-2015)
1.5 - Her Every Wish: A Novella (Mar-2016)
2 - After the Wedding (Apr-2018)
2.5 - The Pursuit of... : A Novella (Jun-2018)
2.75 - Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure: A Novella (Mar-2019)
3 - The Devil Comes Courting (Feb-2021)

Book List in Order: 31 titles

  • in The Heart of Christmas

    Three timeless romances to treasure this holiday season A Handful of Gold by Mary Balogh Not only is Julian Dare dashing and wealthy, but he's the heir to an earldom. So what do you get a man who has everything? Innocent and comely Verity E...

  • She was his last chance for a future of happiness... A gifted fortune-teller from a humble background, Jenny can make even the most sophisticated skeptic believe her predictions simply by batting her smoky eyelashes. Until she meets her match in G...

  • She cannot forget the fire he ignited... In the three years since her husband left her, Lady Kate Carhart has managed to forge a fulfilling life for herself. But when Ned Carhart unexpectedly returns, she finds her tranquility uprooted -- and her dee...

  • He was her bitterest enemy… Ash Turner has waited a lifetime to seek revenge on the man who ruined his family, and at last the time for justice has arrived. At Parford Manor, he intends to take his place as the rightful heir to the dukedom, and ...

  • A perpetual wallflower destined for spinsterhood, Lady Elaine Warren is resigned to her position in society. So when Evan Carlton, the powerful, popular Earl of Westfeld, singles her out upon his return to England, she knows what it means. Her former...

  • Her only hope for survival... Handsome, wealthy and respected, Sir Mark Turner is the most sought-after bachelor in all of London -- and he's known far and wide for his irreproachable character. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a passionate...

  • Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past—secrets that he is determined to hide, even...

  • The start of a critically acclaimed historical romance series by New York Times bestselling author Courtney Milan... Hugo Marshall earned the nickname "the Wolf of Clermont" for his ruthless ambition--a characteristic that has served him well, elevat...

  • in Midnight Scandals

    Welcome to Doyle's Grange, a charming house near the hills of Exmoor, where the garden is beautiful in every season, and the residents are respectable year-round. Except when the clock strikes midnight... Fleeing the consequences of her father'...

  • Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can't forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept se...

  • Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly—so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not...

  • Railway financier Simon Davenant has waited seven years for a second chance with his childhood sweetheart and best friend. He's not about to let his impending financial ruin destroy the opportunity. This time, he'll do anything he can to secure her h...

  • Miss Jane Fairfield can't do anything right. When she's in company, she always says the wrong thing--and rather too much of it. No matter how costly they are, her gowns fall on the unfortunate side of fashion. Even her immense dowry can't save her fr...

  • Sebastian Malheur is the most dangerous sort of rake: an educated one. When he’s not scandalizing ladies in the bedchamber, he’s outraging proper society with his scientific theories. He’s desired, reviled, acclaimed, and despised -- and he lau...

  • An idealistic suffragette... Miss Frederica "Free" Marshall has put her heart and soul into her newspaper, known for its outspoken support of women's rights. Naturally, her enemies are intent on destroying her business and silencing her for good. Fre...

  • Lavinia Spencer is too poor to be anything but practical. But when her younger brother lands himself in trouble, she has no choice but to do the unthinkable. She accepts the help of the dishonorable man that she's always wanted, even knowing that it ...

  • Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way. She’s a shy, mathematically-minded shopkeeper’s daughter who dreams of the stars. Women like her only ever come to attention through scandal. She’ll take obscurity, thank you v...

  • Tina Chen just wants a degree and a job, so her parents never have to worry about making rent again. She has no time for Blake Reynolds, the sexy billionaire who stands to inherit Cyclone Systems. But when he makes an offhand comment about what it me...

  • The last man Judith Worth wants to see again is Christian Trent, the Marquess of Ashford—the man who spent summers at her family home, who kissed her one magical night…and then heartlessly ruined her father. But when a tricky business matter aris...

  • Crash has never let the circumstances of his birth, or his lack of a last name, bother him. His associations may be unsavory, but money, friends, and infamy open far more interesting doors than respect ever could. His sole regret? Once lovely, sweet ...

  • Miss Catherine Hooks is one of the best governesses in all of England; her employer, the Right Honorable Edward Glennon, is one of the busiest men. The fact that they’ve fallen in love is immaterial. Honorable people in their situation do not menti...

  • Tina Chen and Blake Reynolds have been together for almost a year. In that time, they’ve grown closer on just about every front. The one exception? Blake’s father has never let anything stop him. Tina’s parents have never let anyone push them a...

  • Jay na Thalang is a demanding, driven genius. He doesn’t know how to stop or even slow down. The instant he lays eyes on Maria Lopez, he knows that she is a sexy distraction he can’t afford. He’s done his best to keep her at arm’s length, and...

  • Love in the time of Hamilton… On October 14, 1781, Alexander Hamilton led a daring assault on Yorktown's defenses and won a decisive victory in America's fight for independence. Decades later, when Eliza Hamilton collected his soldiers' storie...

  • Adrian Hunter, the son of a duke's daughter and a black abolitionist, is determined to do whatever his family needs -- even posing as a valet to gather information. But his mission spirals out of control when he's accused of dastardly intentions and ...

  • What do a Black American soldier, invalided out at Yorktown, and a white British officer who deserted his post have in common? Quite a bit, actually. . They attempted to kill each other the first time they met. . They're liable to try again at so...

  • Mrs. Bertrice Martin - a widow, some seventy-three years young - has kept her youthful-ish appearance with the most powerful of home remedies: daily doses of spite, regular baths in man-tears, and refusing to give so much as a single damn about her T...

  • Four award-winning novellas… over 130,000 words… one low price! All the novellas in this collection have been previously published. Unlocked A perpetual wallflower destined for spinsterhood, Lady Elaine knows what it means when her former ...

  • Miss Chloe Fong has plans for her life, lists for her days, and absolutely no time for nonsense. Three years ago, she told her childhood sweetheart that he could talk to her once he planned to be serious. He disappeared that very night. Except now...

  • Captain Grayson Hunter knows the battle to complete the first worldwide telegraphic network will be fierce, and he intends to win it by any means necessary. When he hears about a reclusive genius who has figured out how to slash the cost of telegrap...

Award-Winning Books by Courtney Milan

The Countess Conspiracy
2013 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Romance Hero
2013 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Romance Heroine
The Duchess War
2012 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Self-Published Historical Romance
The Governess Affair: A Novella
2012 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Romance Short Story
Her Every Wish: A Novella
2017 Rita Award -- Romance Novella
The Suffragette Scandal
2014 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Romance Heroine
2014 All About Romance Reader Award -- Most Kickass Heroine
2014 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Digital Historical Romance
This Wicked Gift
2009 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Romance Short Story
Unlocked: A Novella
2011 All About Romance Reader Award -- Best Romance Short Story

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Courtney Milan has published 31 books.

Courtney Milan does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Devil Comes Courting, was published in February 2021.

The first book by Courtney Milan, The Dangerous Book of Excerpts: Daring Historical Romance Debuts with Tessa Dare, was published in July 2009.

Yes. Courtney Milan has 6 series.