Nicola Cornick was born in Yorkshire, England, within a stone's throw of the moors that had inspired the Bronte sisters to write Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. One of her grandfathers was a poet. With such a background it was impossible for Nicola not to become a writer.

Nicola studied history at London University and has done a variety of jobs, from sticking price tags on shoes in a factory to serving refreshments on a steam railway. She lived for seven years in a cottage haunted by the ghost of a cavalier. It was here that she wrote her first historical romance for Mills & Boon. Since then she has written more than 15 novels for Mills & Boon (reedited by Harlequin), and been nominated for a number of awards including the British Romance Prize by the Romantic Novelists' Association, and RITA by the Romance Writers of America, and a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice award. She is a Membership Secretary for the RNA and critique manuscripts for aspiring authors via the RNA's New Writers' Scheme, and also for the RWA Beau Monde mentor scheme.

Book List in Order: 50 titles

  • "Fascinating… Cornick’s rich mystery will serve readers well on a rainy day." —Publishers Weekly on The Forgotten Sister In the winter of 1483, Francis Lovell is Richard III’s Lord Chamberlain and confidant, but the...


  • In the tradition of the spellbinding historical novels of Philippa Gregory and Kate Morton comes a stunning story based on a real-life Tudor mystery, and of a curse that echoes through the centuries and shapes two women’s destinies…1560: ...


  • From the bestselling author of House of Shadows and The Phantom Tree comes a spellbinding tale of jealousy, greed, plotting and revenge—part history, part mystery—for fans of Kate Morton, Susanna Kearsley and Barbara ErskineLondon, 1765Lady Isabe...


  • Browsing an antiques shop in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait—identified as the doomed Tudor queen, Anne Boleyn. Except Alison knows better. The subject is Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr, who was tak...


  • The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown House—a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of intri...


  • in The Last Chance Christmas Ball

    Christmas 1815. Upstairs and downstairs, Holbourne Hall is abuzz with preparations for a grand ball to celebrate the year’s most festive -- and romantic -- holiday. For at the top of each guest’s wish list is a last chance to find true love befor...


  • He will expose her as the criminal he seeks, or seduce her as the woman he desires… An old maid -- that's all Lady Christina McMorlan, daughter to the Duke of Forres, is to society now that she's past thirty. She hosts her father's parties and ...


  • Can true love be born from scandal? She is young and beautiful and fashionable, Edinburgh's most flirtatious hostess. But within the merry widow beats a grieving heart. Lady Mairi mourns the husband she lost two years before -- and no matter how ...


  • An Indecent Proposal Lady Lucy MacMorlan may have forsworn men and marriage, but that doesn't mean she won't agree to profit from writing love letters for her brother's friends - letters that become increasingly racy as her fame grows...






  • in A Lady of Expectations and Other Stories

    All's fair in love and matrimony in Nicola Cornick's wildly romantic new series that introduces the ladies of Fortune's Folly--spirited heiresses who are more than a match for society's most dashing rogues! The epitome of privilege and power, the ...


  • in Mischief and Mistletoe

    Confections that charm and delight, like the holidays themselves. --RT Book Reviews Unwrap the most romantic of Regency delights in this sparkling holiday collection. . .Christmastime in England--a time for passionate secrets, delicious whispers, and...


  • As maid to some of the most wanton ladies of the ton, Margery Mallon lives within the boundaries of any sensible servant. Entanglements with gentlemen are taboo. Wild adventures are for the Gothic novels she secretly reads. Then an intriguing strange...


  • Her wicked ways were the talk of the ton Teresa, Dowager Marchioness of Darent, is rumored to have exhausted her four deceased husbands with her insatiable needs. So it's no surprise that every rake in the ton wants to bed her. If they only kn...


  • When the ton's most notorious heartbreaker... Dangerously seductive and sinfully beautiful, Susanna Burney is society's most sought after matchbreaker. Paid by wealthy parents to part unsuitable couples, she's never yet failed to accomplish her miss...


  • A wicked duke’s bed is no place for a lady… Lady Merryn Fenner is on a mission to ruin the Duke of Farne. A beautiful bluestocking with a penchant for justice, Merryn has waited twelve years to satisfy her revenge against Garrick Farne. Her fami...


  • Once the toast of the ton, Lottie Cummings is now notorious for being divorced. Shunned by society, the destitute beauty is lured to become a Covent Garden courtesan. Until a dangerous rake saves her with a scandalous offer. The illegitimate son of ...


  • Scandal isn't just for rogues, as the daring women in Nicola Cornick's scintillating new series prove... Lady Joanna Ware has no desire to wed again but that doesn't stop the flurry of suitors knocking on her door. Desperate to thwart...


  • Indulge your love for reading with this fabulous collection of original stories. With over 40 stories to choose from, this stunning collection has something for everyone. Celebrating women's fiction in all its guises, take a look at the latest storie...


  • All's fair in love in matrimony Courting scandal since girlhood, free-spirited Lady Elizabeth Scarlet vows there is just one way to save her childhood friend from a loveless marriage: to kidnap him! But Nathaniel is furious. So angry that he c...






  • Miss Alice Lister feels anything but respectable. Bad enough that she is a maid-turned-heiress. Now the insufferably attractive Lord Miles Vickery is certain he can gain her fortune by blackmailing her into marriage--even though it was his deceitful ...


  • All's fair in love and matrimony... When an ancient tax law is invoked requiring all unmarried ladies to either wed or surrender half their wealth, it's not long before the quiet village of Fortune's Folly is overrun by a swarm of fort...


  • "If I accept his offer to be his mistress, I could have the finest silks, the best carriage and be transformed from ugly duckling to a pampered, pretty swan! And although I would feel a virtuous pride in turning down the wicked rake, I also have ...


  • This holiday season Lord Alexander Beaumont is on a mission of seduction and revenge, and the target is his estranged wife, Lady Melicent. Once Alex learns that his supposedly inexperienced wife is "Lady Loveless" -- the writer of erotic literature s...


  • "ALL MY WINNINGS TONIGHT AGAINST ONE NIGHT WITH YOU." Under a blaze of chandeliers, in London's most fashionable club, Jack Kestrel is waiting. He hasn't come to enjoy the rich at play, he's there to uphold his family name. But first he has to get p...


  • Can innocent young widow Mari Osborne really be a murderess and the notorious leader of the Glory Girls highwaywomen? Wickedly handsome Nick Falconer would stake his life on it! He's been sent from London to the tranquil English village of Peacock O...


  • Famous and feared pirate Daniel de Lancey is master and commander of the Defiance. Only one woman makes him want to swap danger for desire, sea for seduction.... And with one Christmas kiss, he will make Lucinda his bride!...


  • Lord Hawksmoor is the Lord of Scandal -- celebrated by the pampered and paupers alike! Scandalous and seductive, Lord Hawksmoor is a notorious fortune hunter. A man women want to bed--and men want to do away with. Now he has tasted the woman of ...


  • A peaceful courtship Years before, he had come to Grafton Manor to be betrothed to the innocent and beautiful Lady Anne--a promise that was broken A prisoner of war! Now Simon, Lord Greville, has returned as an enemy, besieging the manor and ho...


  • "Rumor has it a certain notorious Princess has not a feather to fly and is looking for a gentleman to ease her financial worries. Perhaps the Earl of S. is the man she seeks...." --The Gentleman's Mercury, 1816 Princess Isabella never...






  • Playing host at his country estate, Major Anthony Lyndhurst is making his return to Society, which has shunned him for four years. Rumor and speculation still surround the mysterious disappearance of his young bride. As family, friends and servant...


  • The Mostyn and Trevithick Feud. Lady Allerton's Wager: An Eternal Triangle -- a lord, a lady and... an island! Beth, Lady Allerton, is determined to reclaim Fairhaven Island, stolen from her family generations before by the treacherous Earl of Tr...


  • in Christmas Keepsakes

    Three timeless romances to treasure this holiday season 'TIS THE SEASON FOR FALLING IN LOVE... 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...


  • COURTED BY LONDON'S MOST NOTORIOUS RAKE... Lord Lucas Kestrel's anger turns to desire when he meets Miss Rebecca Raleigh. He believes that she's one of the scandalous Archangel courtesans, but he quickly discovers that not only is she innocent she i...


  • THE WIDOW AND THE RAKE! Deborah Stratton is a respectable widow -- or so the inhabitants of the Midwinter villages believe. But she hides a secret that means she'll never marry again.... Lord Richard Kestrel is London's most notorious rake, a d...


  • LORD NEWLYN'S PURSUIT! The sight of Cory, Lord Newlyn, rising naked from the Midwinter river, is enough to send ripples of shock through Rachel Odell's carefully ordered life. He has always been a friend, although now she's aware of hi...


  • Lord Robert Selborne intended to kiss the chimney sweep's daughter for luck at his cousin's wedding...not marry her! But of all the ladies assembled, she was the only one who captured his interest. And unless she became his wife in name only,...


  • THE LADY RAKEHELL'S REDEMPTION... Unmarriageable, untamable, unforgettable, Lady Juliana Myfleet was the Ton's most notorious widow. With her reputation nearly in tatters, Juliana knew the one thing that would save her from ruin was the one thi...


  • Always the chaperon and never the bride... At least, that's the way it was for Lady Annis Wyncherley. If this young widow was to remain as chaperon to society's misses, there could be no hint of scandal attached to her name. Rakes and romance...


  • WOULD THE RAKE WIN A WIFE? Although exiled to a life of genteel poverty, Miss Amy Bainbridge was a well-bred lady of honor. But when she found herself the recipient of a surprise windfall, her whole life changed! Not only did she reenter society, ...






  • At twenty-three and a bluestocking to boot, Miss Lavender Brabant feels her chances of marriage have passed her by. But the problem isn't that she's never met a man to make her pulse race. It's that she's an admiral's daughter -- and the man of her d...


  • Marry in haste... Debutante Lady Eleanor Trevithick's elopement with Kit, Lord Mostyn, was enough to have the gossips in an uproar. Then it was heard that her new husband had disappeared a day after the wedding...and their marriage became the ...


  • An Eternal Triangle -- a lord, a lady and... an island! Beth, Lady Allerton, is determined to reclaim Fairhaven Island, stolen from her family generations before by the treacherous Earl of Trevithick. She challenges the current Earl, Marcus Tre...


  • Prim and proper Sarah Sheridan sought to live a respectable life as her cousin's companion, trying to put her family's past behind her. But everything changed with a letter insisting on her return to Blanchland. For her childhood home was now...


  • A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood. When Captain Lewis Brabant returned from the open sea, all thought he meant to choose a bride. As eligible females readied to meet the dashing Cap...


  • Jane Verey was not going to marry Lord Philip Delahaye! He was rude, insulting, and a drunkard! And at the thought of spending a lifetime with him, Jane would even lower herself to deception in order to dissuade her boorish suitor. But Philip's h...


  • The Marquis of Merlin is honor bound to prevent his young cousin from marrying a "scheming older woman." But the jaded nobleman is completely intrigued when the would-be bride bolts at the altar and then refuses his generous offer of settlement.......


  • Lady Heartbreaker of London Even as Lady Polly rejected another proposal of marriage, her heart burned for the man she'd rejected five years ago. She'd heard that in his misery, her beloved Lord Henry Marchnight had become a rogue and a gambler. But...


  • Widowed Mrs. Annabella St. Auby's situation was uncomfortable, but meeting Sir William Weston was wonderful! He made his interest very clear, and she was hugely drawn to him. But when her father's tangled affairs were finally sorted out, she foun...


  • Nicholas, the Earl of Seagrave was bored! After the excitement of war, Nicholas found life as a civilian stifling. His boredom soon lifted when the notorious courtesan Susanna Kellaway claimed a lease on one of his houses. No sooner did they meet ...






  • The first person the Marquis of Mullineaux chanced to meet upon his return to England was the very last person he wanted to see -- Lady Carberry, the woman who had scandalized the haute ton by breaking off their engagement. She was just as displeased...