Jessica Spencer: Not So Sweet Maria

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LOVE UNDER MISTAKEN IDENTITY. The ton calls her Sweet Maria and, even in her fourth Season, eligibles continue to offer her marriage. They do not know Lady Maria despises the hypocritical ways of Polite Society and is trying to sail away to America! Though the granddaughter of a duke, Lady Maria is a Child of Scandal because her mother was an American commoner. She blames … Expand

Caroline Ashton: Rowena

Rowena Harcourt-Spence has a secret known only to her diary. She loves Laurence Radley, the brave and cultured eighth Earl of Conniston. Their shared pleasure in watching her half-sister Amabelle dance through her first London Season has deepened her love but his inexplicable offer for Amabelle shatters her dream. When her sister indignantly refuses him, their irate father orders Rowena to make her accept. Fearful … Expand

Joan Smith: Lovers’ Vows

Lord Dewar visits St. Alton’s Abbey, his ancestral estates, infrequently, preferring the cultural atmosphere of London, for the handsome young landowner is a great devotee of the arts—music, painting and especially the theater. It has been more than two years, then, since Holly McCormack has laid eyes on his lordship. Not that she minds, for Holly is eminently practical, as a poor relation making a … Expand

Joan Smith: Bath Belles

T IS HIGH TIME FOR BELLE TO FACE FACTS — HER FIANCE IS DEAD AND HER LIFE MUST GO ON. When Belle Haley finally arrives to inspect the London house that her dead Graham bequeathed to her, she can scarcely wait to sell it and return home to Bath. But when wealthy insurance tycoon Desmond Maitland shows an uncommon interest in her unimpressive abode, Belle … Expand