Joan Smith: An Infamous Proposal

SHE DESIRED NOTHING MORE THAN A BIDDABLE HUSBAND. . . . Emma, having gone at seventeen directly from her papa’s home to her husband’s arms, is now widowed at age twenty-two–and quite naive in the ways of the world: in particular, how to find herself another match! Thus, she proposes to Lord Hansard, eyeing him as a husband who would let her enjoy her freedom … Expand

Joan Smith: Bath Scandal

Beatrice Searle, a beautiful and charming widow, agreed to smarten up tomboy Gillie Southam, because she believed Gillie’s half-brother, Lord Southam, would accompany her to Bath. But it was Southam’s straight-laced fiancée who actually inspired the move, and Lord Southam only came when rumors had Gillie involved with a disreputable fellow. Unfortunately, his lordship mistook Bea for a merry widow… This is a variation of … Expand

Joan Smith (Jennie Gallant): Friends and Lovers

Wendy’s brother-in-law, Lord Menrod, was an arrogant, high-handed, albeit dashing tyrant who was no more fit to be the guardian of children than a dancing bear. So Wendy thought. The children in question were orphans, nephew and niece to both Wendy and Menrod. But Lord Menrod was wealthy and Wendy was not. Even so, she decided to fight for custody with every means at her … Expand

Joan Smith: Winter Wedding

Clara Christopher had met Lord Allingcote several years previously at a houseparty, when he had chosen her as his flirt. But he’d disappeared from her life, and now reappeared escorting the outrageously beautiful Nel Muldoon to a wedding for his cousin. Though his lordship still had eyes for Clara, she had no intention of ignoring the troublesome Nel. Set over Christmas and nearly New Year, … Expand