Joan Smith: Talk of the Town

Daphne Ingleside’s visit to her Aunt Effie in London was meant to add a little spark to her placid country life. And it did–once the two women decided to write Effie’s memoirs. For Effie, a … Continue

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 … Continue

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 … Continue

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, … Continue