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  • THIS DEBUTANTE IS TO DIE FOR Lady Rose Summer, the wayward Edwardian debutante who keeps getting mixed up in disreputable adventures, would swear she is not a jealous woman. After all, she knows her engagement to private detective Captain Harry Ca...


  • A DEADLY FIRST SEASON Captain Harry Cathcart and Lady Rose Summer have entered into an engagement of convenience-convenient for Rose, who wants to avoid being sent to India with all the other failed debutantes. Despite her considerable good looks,...


  • SECRETS TO DIE FOR Lady Rose Summer refuses to abide by her parents' insistence that she marry. Even more distressing, she wants to become self-supporting by moving out with her maid Daisy and going to work in trade. On advice from Captain Harry C...


  • THE FASHION IN SHROUDS Beautiful but rebellious Lady Rose Summer's debut into high society is a complete disaster. When a marriage proposal appears imminent for Lady Rose, her father wants to know if her suitor's intentions are honorable. He calls...


  • WILL THE LAST BEVERLEY DAUGHTER MARRY FOR MANNERLING? Lizzie is the sixth and youngest daughter of the late Sir Beverley, the patriarch who gambled away their beloved estate, Mannerling. Each of Lizzie's sisters had been entrusted by their ambitio...


  • SHE WAS DETERMINED TO RECLAIM HER CHERISHED HOME-- AT ANY COST. . . . As one of the two remaining unmarried Beverley sisters, Belinda considered herself the last hope for Mannerling, the beloved estate gambled away by their father. Each of her fo...


  • 'TWAS A MOST ODD AND UNSUITABLE FRIENDSHIP...AND VERY PRECIOUS INDEED! As the youngest of four unmarried vicar's daughters, Frederica feared her destiny was to die of tedium in the sleepy village of Barton Sub Edge. Her looks deemed "unfortunate,"...


  • HER MISSION WAS TO MA LOVE OR FOR DUTY The pampered world of the six Beverley sisters came crashing down when their father gambled away the family's exquisite estate, Mannerling. Each sister secretly dreamed of marrying some new owner of their old...


  • IT WAS UNFAIR--TO BE FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN HER HOME AND HER HEART.... When one of her sisters is attacked by Harry Devers, the lecherous son of Mannerling's present owner, Abigail Beverley puts her obsession with reclaiming the mansion on hold....






  • HE WAS ATTRACTIVE ENOUGH TO TEMPT EVEN A VERY DEDICATED BLUESTOCKING! A woman of independent means with a healthy dose of cynicism about the male population, Harriet Tremayne is content with her circle of spinster friends and their devotion to lit...


  • NOTHING COULD STOP HER QUEST --- EXCEPT, PERHAPS, LOVE. . . Mannerling, the splendid family estate gambled away by Sir Beverly, remained the passionate desire of his daughters. Beverly himself had died; the eldest daughter, Isabella --- having fai...


  • COULD SHE EVER LOVE A GENTLEMAN AS MUCH AS SHE LOVED HER MAGNIFICENT HOME? Isabella Beverley is blessed with unparalleled beauty but, unfortunately, has been raised in the most snobbish and haughtiest of families. And when her father gambles away ...


  • WHAT DID SUCH A SOPHISTICATED MARQUESS SEE IN SUCH A DREADFUL DEBUTANTE AS MISS MIRA MARKHAM? Arranging a season for an unruly miss who descended to drawing rooms by sliding down banisters was a challenge at best - especially since the hoydenish M...


  • The Poor Relation hotel is the toast of London, its guests are paying hard cash, and its owners are preparing to sell up and return to a life of quality. But one last romantic adventure awaits them. Lady Fortescue and her friends, newly attired in...


  • The aristocratic owners of the Poor Relation Hotel, favorite haunt of the London ton, juggle financial embarrassment and star-crossed romance... Peaceable Colonel Sandhurst must confront Sir Randolph Gray, who owes the hotel a vast sum. But when C...


  • WHAT ARE A VICAR'S WIFE AND A YOUNG INNOCENT DOING WITH SUCH AS LADY DACEY? The ton could only speculate how a pair of turtledoves would cope as the guests of the scandalous Lady Dacey. Surely she would attempt to corrupt them an act that both Pa...


  • WHEN A PURITAN MISS DISCOVERS THE JOYS OF CHRISTMAS, LOVE'S AS NEAR AS THE MISTLETOE. The Davenport sisters were alone, without even a dour-faced maid to supervise their strict puritanical devotions. Then the elder, flame-haired Gillian, boldly deci...


  • Everything appears to be running smoothly in the Poor Relation Hotel--renowned for elegance and eccentricity--until two unwelcome guests challenge its gentle owners' amatory expertise. Now commotion reigns at the Poor Relation Hotel. When old Sir...


  • THEY'D BEEN MARRIED UNDER FALSE PRETENSES. NOW IT WAS TIME TO SET MATTERS TO RIGHT. Fanny and her groom had been tricked! Both sets of impoverished parents had decided to recoup their families' losses by marrying their offspring to the progeny of ...


  • The Poor Relation Hotel is the rage of London, but its French chef's extravagance and Society guests' unpaid bills have reduced its owners once again to genteel thievery. Cut off by her own relations, pretty, dainty widow Eliza Budley must visit s...


  • Elderly widow Lady Fortescue and her friends hatch up a scheme to escape from genteel poverty. If each of them can relieve a rich relative of an expensive trifle, they can gain funds to turn her townhouse into a hotel for the ton! Lady Fortescue's ne...


  • The fashionable Poor Relation hotel has rescued its six owners from genteel poverty, but they need ready cash for its upkeep. Once more, one of them must discreetly rob a rich relative. The faded spinster Miss Letitia Tonks is dispatched to disgui...


  • ALTHOUGH SHE MARRIED WITHOUT LOVE, ALICE MAY YET DISCOVER SOMETHING ABOUT ROMANCE.... Lovely Alice Lacey was a true Incomparable, and her marriage to the Duke of Ferrant was the event of the Season. Few realized, however, that she was secretly in ...


  • HE REQUIRED A DRAGON WHO COULD BRING HIS CHARGES UP TO THE SOCIAL MARK! Having inherited a Gothic horror of an estate and a pair of fifteen-year-old brats to marry off, Lord Percy Hunterdon despaired. Even he realized that, short of a miracle, fin...


  • in Summertime Splendor

    A collection of romance tales by today's romance masters features a tale of love at a royal birthday party, the story of a chaperone's unexpected chance at love, and a tale of love at Brighton. Original....


  • THE ONLY SAVING GRACE OF THIS FORCED BETROTHAL WAS THAT LORD HARRY WAS A COMPLETE FOP. He stated quite bluntly --- and much to Isabella's relief --- that theirs would be a marriage in name only. But neither Harry nor Isabella was aware of the o...


  • Once again Miss Pym travels the English countryside in search of adventure and hearts in distress. With her ingenious wit and delightful charm, she can turn star-crossed lovers into a heavenly match! The shy Miss Yvonne Grenier, a beautiful fugit...


  • The engaging Miss Hannah Pym delights all as she resumes her matchmaking adventures aboard the English stage.... When lonely hearts chance across her intrepid path they're sure to find themselves en route for romance! Destined for Dover, Miss P...


  • AS FAR AS MATRIMONIAL PROSPECTS WERE CONCERNED, LUCY BLISS WAS TOLD SHE'D MAKE AN EXCELLENT CLERGYMAN'S WIFE. Her mother, however, had loftier aspirations for her lovely younger sister Belinda. Belinda would marry a duke. More specifically, the Du...






  • The unsinkable Miss Pym returns to the English stagecoach in search of adventure and troubled hearts....With her delightful schemes and discerning eye, she never fails to strike a match by journey's end. Lady Beatrice Marsham is in quite a coil. N...


  • SHE WAS BY ALL RIGHTS A MERRY WIDOW, YET SHE FEARED HAPPINESS WOULD NEVER BE HERS.. Matilda, Duchess of Hadshire, was a virtual prisoner of a cruel husband who romanced his mistress under her nose. Her only joy was dreaming of the handsome Earl of...


  • Kind-hearted Miss Hannah Pym is off to Portsmouth in the company of the beautiful but practical Miss Penelope Wilkins, the daughter of a rich merchant. Miss Pym quickly realises that Penelope needs someone to enliven her sheltered life, someone perha...


  • SHE HAD BUT ONE THING OF VALUE LEFT TO OFFER ... HERSELF! Annabelle Carruthers could only dream of being kissed by such a dashing man as Lord Darkwood. For she herself was locked in misery -- married to a rake who drank and gambled their lives ...


  • The delightful Miss Hannah Pym returns to the English countryside in search of adventure and romance in distress. With her infallible wisdom and charming demeanor she corn steer even the most misguided of hearts back on course! No sooner does M...


  • An unexpected inheritance lets the delightful Miss Hannah Pym take to the roads of England. With her kind heart and irresistible charm, she could change the course of young love forever. A dead employer's legacy of five thousand pounds allows spin...


  • Marriage to a loathsome brute was vile enough -- now she was accused of his murder! The ton regarded Sir Benjamine Wright with utmost honor and respect. Yet Lady Emma knew her husband was, in fact, a drunken, jealous brute who delighted in humili...


  • 'If you have a Wild, Unruly, or Undisciplined Daugher, two Ladies of Genteel Birth offer to Bring Out said Daughter and Refine what may have seemed Unrefinable. We can make the Best of the Worst' When Amy and Effie Tribble, two charming but impove...


  • THE SCHOOL FOR MANNERS If you have a Wild, Unruly, or Undisciplined Daughter, two Ladies of Genteel Birth offer to Bring Out said Daughter and Refine what may have seemed Unrefinable. We can make the Best of the Worst. Amy and Effy Tribble plac...


  • BY DAY SHE CHAMPIONED WOMEN'S RIGHTS, BUT BY NIGHT SHE DREAMED OF ROMANCE No young lady was more devoted to the teachings of that infamous bluestocking Mrs. Waverley than her adopted daughter Felicity. However, unlike her mentor, she vowed to stay...


  • THE SCHOOL FOR MANNERS Amy and Effy Tribble are matchmakers extraordinaire, but when Clarissa Vevian is sent to their School For Manners, the redoubtable Tribbles fear they have met their match. How can they possibly polish this potentially lovely...


  • MODERN NOTIONS WERE ALL WELL AND GOOD, BUT WHERE DID ONE FIND A MAN TO SHARE THEM? Though Frederica chafed at the restricted life she lived as the adopted daughter of the infamous bluestocking Mrs. Waverley, she did agree with her philosophy. Unti...


  • HIS KISS LEFT HER FLUSHED AND DISCONCERTED--PERHAPS MEN WERE BEST AVOIDED AFTER ALL! The Earl of Tredair had his fill of balls, routs, and silly misses, and despaired of finding anyone out of the ordinary.. Until he met Miss Fanny Waverley. Mos...


  • The School for Manners If only Sir Charles Digby hadn't kissed her, perhaps Delilah Wraxall would not be in the spiteful habit of declining so many marriage proposals. In that one impassioned kiss, she had learned the enchantment of true love--and...


  • Amy and Tribble can only ponder why Miss Fiona Macleod was placed in their charge at their School for Manners. For there seems to be nothing about the young heiress that needs perfecting. She is demure, refined-and turned many a handsome head at ther...


  • WHAT A PRETT PICKLE SHE'D GOT INTO--AND IT TASTED MORE SOUR BY THE MOMENT! Blessed with beauty, Mrs. Manners never bothered with the lesser skills of grammar and spelling. So, in order to entrap a second husband, namely the dashing Duke of Denbigh...


  • The School for Manners Amy and Effy Tribble had an impressive address, impeccable breeding, and a talent for matchmaking. But the funds for their School for Manners were frightfully meager when they advertised to "Bring Out a Wild, Unruly or Undis...


  • WALKING INTO A LION'S DEN AND CLIMBING UP A DRAINPIPE HALF-NAKED WAS NO WAY FOR A LADY TO BEHAVE! From the top of his faultlessly groomed head to the tip of his fashionable shoes, Lord Andrew Childe was every inch the perfect gentleman. Alas, A...


  • With Each London Season, and Enchanting Romance Moves into the Fashionable Town House at Number 67 Clarges Street. And there below the Stairs the Staff Has a Special Mission--to Arrange a Match... to Hatch a Scheme... to Bring Love Home to A HOUSE...


  • A MOST CURIOUS CHEMISTRY Certainly the two should never have met. The handsome, wealthy Marquess of Rockingham was the most notorious rake in London, as infamous for his violent temper as he was for his intemperate ways. And Miss Lucinda Wester...






  • "YOU ARE NOT GOING TO MARRY ME OFF TO ANYONE, LEAST OF ALL TO AN ANCIENT GENTLEMAN WHO HAS BEEN MARRIED TWICE BEFORE!" Not long after this heated exchange, London was aflutter to have in their midst the exquisite Princess Felicity of Brasnia. What...


  • With Each London Season, an enchanting Romance Moves into the Fashionable Townhouse at Number 67 Clarges Street. And There Below Stairs the Staff Has a Special Mission--to Arrange a Match...to Hatch a Scheme ... to Bring Love Home to A HOUSE FOR T...


  • Lady Lucinda Esmond’s swine of a father was forever fleecing young bucks in London’s gaming halls - until he met Captain Mark Chamfrey who, having been once cheated, would not be made a fool of again and promptly kidnapped ten-year-old Lucinda fo...


  • THE WILD WAGER It was a challenge that Miss Fiona Grant could not resist. The Misses Penelope Yarwood, Euphemia Perkins, and Letitia Helmsdale all smugly informed her that the Marquess of Cleveden was at once the most eligible and the most elusive...


  • JUST WHEN HE'D FOBBED OFF THE LAST BRAT, ANOTHER APPEARED TO TAKE HER PLACE! Poor Lord Anselm! The dashing bachelor was forever plagued with dying relatives leaving their female children to his care. Indeed, he had squired so many a silly miss fro...


  • Lord Guy Carlton, late of His Magesty's regiment and weary from the war in France, has only wine, women and song in mind when he rents Number 67 for the Season. He certainly has no desire for a serious attachment - and marriage, never! Then his merry...


  • With Each London Season, an Enchanting Romance Moves into the Fashionable Town House at number 67 Clarges Street. And There Below Stairs the Staff Has a Special Mission--to Arrange a Match...to Hatch a Scheme ... to Bring Love Home to A HOUSE FOR ...


  • "I DO NOT THINK I WANT TO BE MARRIED AT ALL. I WANT TO BE RICH. VERY RICH..." Miss Henrietta Bascombe's bosom chums gasped to hear a well-bred lady talk of going into trade. For Henrietta was hell-bent on turning her pittance of an inheritance int...


  • THE BEWILDERED BRIDE Miss Jennie Benyss was in a position that any intelligent young lady would envy. The wealthy, worldly Marquis of Charrington proposed a marriage of convenience that would leave him free to pursue his pleasures, and leave Je...


  • With Each London Season, and Enchanting Romance Moves into the Fashionable Town House at Number 67 Clarges Street. And there below the Stairs the Staff Has a Special Mission--to Arrange a Match ...to Hatch a Scheme...to Bring Love Home to A HOUSE ...


  • With Each London Season, and Enchanting Romance Moves into the Fashionable Town House at Number 67 Clarges Street. And there below the Stairs the Staff Has a Special Mission--to Arrange a Match ...to Hatch a Scheme...to Bring Love Home to A HOUSE ...


  • MUST ONE SISTER SUFFER IN POVERTY WHILE THE OTHERS LIVE IN THE LAP OF LUXURY? Must one indeed, thought Harriet Clifton. Inviting herself to her widowed sister Cordelia's posh London townhouse for the Season was surely the only way to meet a mate--...


  • "I HAVE MY PRIDE. I HAVE SWORN TO MARRY THE GIRL, AND MARRY HER I WILL." After ten long years, the Earl of Devenham had returned to wed Mary Anstey, only to find that their feelings for each other had cooled off considerably. Nevertheless, they bo...


  • THE GRIM GUARDIAN For lovely young Miss Patricia Patterson, life seemed a delightful dream-until the spectre of her guardian, Lord Charles Gaunt, cast a shadow over her carefree days of idleness and enchanting evenings of dazzling balls and delici...


  • "SINCE THERE IS NO HOPE OF MY SECURING AN ELIGIBLE PARTI, DUE TO A SAD LACK OF LOOKS, I AM RUNNING AWAY...." So wrote the sixth of the famous Armitage sisters. For how could colorless Frederica Armitage withstand a Season's scrutiny after the five...


  • "IF I COULD HAVE FORESEEN THE FUTURE, I WOULD HAVE MARRIED THE FIRST MAN WHO ASKED ME!" Tongues were set wagging when Elizabeth Markham's glamorous young parents were killed, sinking their only child to the unspeakable class of poor relation. Forc...


  • THE FIFTH OF THE FAMOUS ARMITAGE GIRLS WISHED SHE WAS NO GIRL AT ALL! Poor Diana Armitage! All she cared for was the hunt, and she loves to hunt while dressed as a man! With her lustrous black hair and enormous dark eyes, Diana is shy of men yet d...


  • MISS HONEYFORD WAS SOUR ON ROMANCE Miss Honaria Honeyford was sent to London to save the family fortune by hunting a wealthy husband--and being a loving if not entirely dutiful daughter, she obeyed. But if she was reluctantly willing to surren...


  • THREE SISTERS ALREADY BRILLIANTLY MARRIED? EVEN DAPHNE COULD NOT LIVE UP TO THAT. Black-haired, exquisite Daphne Armitage embarked on her first Season with secret dread. For though she had long since learned the power of her flawless beauty, she s...


  • "YOU HAVE SOME EXPLAINING TO DO, MASTER FREDERICK," SAID THE EARL. "OR SHOULD I SAY...MISS FREDERICA." The tenth earl of Berham did not know what to do. An attractive 32-year-old bachelor, he was appointed guardian of one Freddie Armstrong, the ei...


  • MISS DEIRDRE ARMITAGE WAS LIVELY AND BRIGHT. SO, NATURALLY, SHE SHRANK FROM DESIRE. What clever woman would want a man like Lord Harry Desire? Why, he was clearly a lummox - languid, vain, and bland. Not even his beautiful face could redeem him. B...


  • She must have been mad. She was on her way to marry a man she had never set eyes on! It was true. The lovely young widow, Lady Charteris (Delphine to her friends), had agreed to abide by her parents' wishes and marry the Comte Saint Pierre. Delphi...


  • SHE COULD NOT AFFORD TO FALL IN LOVE... Once Miss Amaryllis Duvane had been the reigning beauty of the London season, about to marry the man of her dreams and live and love happily ever after. Then her father died. Suddenly Amaryllis was pennil...


  • "Why don't you take a lover, my dear? It would serve that feckless husband of yours right." "But I don't want a lover. I am in love with my husband." Poor deluded Lucy. She had married a gambler, a womanizer, and a drunkard. And she refused to ...


  • THE MISSISH MINERVA WIN THE HANDSOMEST MAN IN THE TON? HER SISTER WOULD SEE ABOUT THAT! From the moment honey-tressed young Miss Annabelle Armitage meets her sister Minerva's intended, Lord Sylvester Comfrey, she develops a secret passion for him ...


  • A MOST WANTED YOUNG LADY The handsome, arrogant Lord Charles Hawksborough desperately wanted to catch the infernally insolent thief who had held him up at pistol point on the King's highway and ridden off with his family's fabled jewels. Hawksb...


  • ROYAL OBSESSION She cared nothing for his rank and consequence. She cared nothing for his haughty demeanor and his immaculate attire. She was an impudent baggage to be sure. But the Duke of Collingham had the sinking feeling that Lady Bet...


  • When the Reverend Charles Armitage, an impecunious country vicar in Regency England, announces that raven-haired Minerva, the eldest of his six daughters, is to have her coming-out in London, the news is not well received by the rest of the family. ...


  • "MY FORTUNE IN DIAMONDS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE MANLEY DIAMOND COLLAR WHICH GOES TO MISS EMILY WINTERS, I LEAVE TO MY DOG DUKE." Old Sir Peregrine's will shocked everyone. Especially his lovely illegitimate daughter, Emily, to whom he also left...


  • THEY MARRIED EACH OTHER FOR MONEY--AND THEN FOUND THEY HAD NOTHING BUT LOVE... When young widow Lady Lovelace realized she had been swindled by her curmudgeon cousin, who nearly bankrupted her, she decided she would have to marry again for money. ...


  • Lady Jane Lovelace has conceived the idea of approaching the notorious rakehell, Lord Charles Welbourne with a most unique proposition. But when he counters her offer with a condition that he thinks will halt her impudence, much to the surprise of...


  • CAN A SCULLERY MAID BECOME A LADY? CAN A DEVILISH GHOST BECOME A LOVER? When Alice Lovesey ran from the kitchen and sought sanctuary in the library of the great house, she found herself face to face with a portrait come to life. The dashing eig...


  • Miss Marjorie Montmorency James was very lovely, very young, and very impressionable. Which is why she fell in love with Lord Philip's picture in the newspaper. Until then, she had only fantasized about a mysterious, shadowy lover whose features were...


  • HE WAS A ROGUE AND A HERO AND HE HAD MARRIED HER FOR HER MONEY Everyone in bon ton knew that Lord Hubert Challenge had married country mouse Mary Tyre for her dowry, but no one had yet guessed that Mary had actually fallen in love with her husband...


  • "I am Miss Lamberton. Miss Constance Lamberton. I hoped that you would employ me as your companion." And so the quiet Constance Lamberton, an orphan, came to the household of the haughty and beautiful Lady Amelia Godolphin. She would serve as mil...


  • The petite Lady Margery Quennell at age twenty-three has graced the rows of wallflowers for many a Season. Except for Charles, the Marquess of Edgecombe, the only man who ever danced with her, Lady Margery has nothing to do with men; what's more, she...


  • AN UNEXPECTED LEGACY With little to live on, spirited Jean Lindsay lived a rather dismal life with her nasty, drunken uncle. She was always the object of ridicule, that is, until news of her unexpected inheritance spread. Suddenly her worn dresses...