After Victoria rescues her younger sister, Claire, from their molesting stepfather, Baron Harwood, she takes the legendary family heirloom, the pearl-and-diamond "Bride's Necklace," to finance their getaway. But they still need to find work. Victoria, or Tory, is hired as a housekeeper, and Claire as a chambermaid, by Cord, the Earl of Brant, who is surprised to find himself attracted to practical Tory, then shocked to discover that by deflowering her he has bedded the daughter of a peer. Cord outmaneuvers Harwood to keep Claire safe and marry Tory, but that isn't enough for a happily ever after. Tory is obsessed with finding her late mother's journal, which she thinks will prove that the current Baron Harwood was responsible for the murder of her father.
HIS FAIR LADY
Julian LeFevre, Duke of Claridge, found being a reformed rake terribly dull. So he wagered a friend that he could make any pretty trollop in London pass for a lady of the ton. But when his friend presented him with Miss Hannah Gregory, Julian felt a stirring of doubt . . . and of desire.
Indeed, far from the typical light-skirt, Hannah had a ready wit, a wicked tongue, and the most wondrous gray eyes. And although she concealed her real past, she couldn't disguise her unbending pride or her attraction to the scoundrel who offered a small fortune to transform her into a smooth-tongued beauty. The charade could cause a scandal and, worse, break her heart . . . especially if Hannah forgot that this was merely a masquerade.
He made a promise she couldnt refuse.
She became a bride he couldnt resist.
To start a new life, Deborah Edgerton takes a job far from the wagging tongues of Austin, Texas, where everyone is aware of her scandalous past. But soon after stepping off the train in Galveston, Deborah is shocked to discover that the position she is expected to fill is that of wifeto a man desperate enough to deceive a woman into becoming his bride.
A ruggedly handsome man who defies convention, Patrick OConnor promised his young son a new mother by his sixth birthdayand marrying Deborah was part of the plan. Falling in love with her was not. When business calls Patrick away from home, he decides to bring his new wife and son with him on the adventure of a lifetimeknowing full well that it may be his only chance to persuade his reluctant wife that he is her one true love . . .
I never really could get into this book. It seems okay. Just not the style I like to read.
This is classic Catherine Anderson. It's a very emotional read.
For Laura Townsend the chance to once again have a "real" job would be a dream come true. Five years earlier a swimming accident left her with aphasia, and now even simple things like writing, reading, and speaking are daily challenges. Forced to give up her job as an environmental scientist, Laura supports herself by doing a variety of odd jobs, including dog walking, so she eagerly embraces the chance to become a kennel keeper. Veterinarian Isaiah Coulter actually agrees to interview Laura as a favor to his mother, but once he meets her and sees just how good she is with animals, he hires her, never expecting that he may have found more than a new kennel keeper. A quietly courageous heroine takes a chance at life and love in the latest installment in Anderson's Coulter family series.
When glamorous Amy Edwards agreed to be temporary nanny to unruly twins, she didn't expect to enjoy the adorable boys - or fall for their handsome, brilliant uncle. But she knew that if Dr. Pierce Kincaid ever discovered her dark secret, he would never be attracted to her. Or would he...?
Workaholic Pierce couldn't resist Amy's sunny nature. Her sweetness - and his matchmaking nephews - drew him like a moth to a flame, but when Pierce got serious, Amy backed away. He knew she was hiding something, and he was determined to use all of his scientific methods - including romantic kisses - to unravel her mysteries!
This is a quick, light read (but still enjoyable).
Shannon was ecstatic at the prospect of joining Rick in Alaska. They'd waited so long, but now he'd found a pilot's job and they could be married.
Her hopes faded, though, after her arrival in Anchorage. Rick wasn't there. His apartment had been rented to someone else. Panicky and confused, Shannon sought help through Cody Steele, Rick's supposed employer.
Shannon feared for Rick's safety and prayed he'd be found soon...before her love faded; before she succumbed to Cody's captivating charm.
This book is very good. I could not put it down. (Stayed up until 3am to finish it.) Suspenseful and steamy. Characters were interesting and not run of the mill. This is the best one I have read from this author, so far. I hope she has others like it.
Faith Constable is not the kind of woman who runs from a fight
If it weren't for her orphaned nephew, she never would have left Manhattan for the sleepy little town of Firefly Glen. But now she's here hunted by a madman and forced to live in fear.
Reed Fairmont can help everyone but himself
Reed knows Faith needs a safe place to hide, but he's beginning to wonder just what kind of protector he can be. His previous failure has already cost one life. Still, he can't back out now Faith and her nephew have nowhere else to go.
FOUR SEASONS IN FIREFLY GLEN: A place to live, a place to love.
Ten years ago, Molly Lorring left Demery, South Carolina, with a secret. She was pregnant with Beau Forrest's baby, but no one could ever know. Because Beau was dead -- unaware that he'd even made his longtime girlfriend pregnant before dying in a spectacular car crash.
For all that time, Beau's identical twin, Jackson, has carried his own secret. Beau ISN'T the father of Molly's baby...
Since her husband's death in a fiery car crash six months earlier Shanna had thrown herself into her work by day and wild parties by night. The truth was, Shanna was afraid of being aloneand even more afraid of love.
But the impossibly arrogant American playboy Rick Dalmont wasn't taking no for an answer. What's more, his relentless pursuit of her was more than annoying.
For Rick seemed to know that the last months of her marriage had been far from happyand he was dangerously close to discovering the tragic reason why!
This is one of those books where the hero and heroine are constantly at each other's throats. You wonder how they can fall in love with all the yelling at each other. I read the first couple of chapters and the last couple of chapters and realized I didn't miss anything in between. I don't think I will read any more from this author.