Caroline Ashton: Araminta

Araminta Neave has neither aristocratic birth nor breeding. She does, however, have a father who is indecently rich from his trade with the East. That, combined with fiery curls and a temperament to match, makes her someone to reckon with. Her father wants the very best for his girl. That, he thinks, would be marriage to a Lord. But their brief visit to the autocratic … Expand

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