A Grand Gesture

Author: Holly Newman
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
ISBN: 9780446350433
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Against her wishes, noblewoman Catherine Shreveton is sent to London to make her debut. In a pique, the saucy miss disguises herself as a dowdy, poor spinster, but as she plays a game of wits against a dashing Marquis, neither realizes that love is the prize. Original Regency romance.

December Heart

Author: Merry Farmer
Publisher: Merry Farmer
ISBN: 1983476714
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At twenty-seven years old, Mariah Travers has become what she most feared—a spinster and a perpetual adolescent in the eyes of her family and the law. But her fortunes change when her father announces that he has promised her hand in marriage to an old friend and colleague in the House of Lords. Lord Peter deVere, Earl of Dunsford, is not at all who Mariah imagined marrying, but she is willing to take a chance on the older man in order to gain the freedom that only married women are allowed. After a tragic marriage that stretched on for two decades, Peter is hesitant to marry again. But he needs an heir, or else his dastardly nephew, Lord William, will inherit everything he’s worked his entire life to build. But when he meets Mariah, sparks fly that neither of them expected. Their unlikely match stands a chance of giving each of them all the things they never realized they needed. But trouble abounds when the mine that has provided Peter with his fortune is exhausted and the search for new veins of copper begins. On top of that, Lord William isn’t about to stand by and watch his inheritance disappear. His efforts to drive a wedge between Peter and Mariah cause havoc and heartbreak at Starcross Castle, which will take an act of heroic devotion to overcome as Peter sets out to prove that true love is ageless. PLEASE BE ADVISED – Steam Level – Very Hot! If you would like to read about events leading up to December Heart, check out A NEW LIFE, part of the West Meets East series, available now. And be sure to pick up the two accompanying novellas to December Heart, STARCROSS LOVERS and STARCROSS DREAMS. The rest of the series is coming soon! The Silver Foxes of Westminster Series consists of: DECEMBER HEART (and its accompanying novellas) --Starcross Lovers --Starcross Dreams AUGUST SUNRISE (and its accompanying novellas) --Winterberry Spark --Winterberry Fire MAY MISTAKES (and its accompanying novellas) --Brynthwaite Promise --Brynthwaite Summer

Lord Carew s Bride

Author: Mary Balogh
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451185525
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When the notorious, irresistible Earl of Rushford waltzes back into Samantha's life after betraying her in the past, she is torn between a marriage proposal by Rushford's charming cousin and the embers of an old passion. Original.

Historical Romance Fiction

Author: Lisa Fletcher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317121783
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The first book-length study of romance novels to focus on issues of sexuality rather than gender, Historical Romance Fiction moves the ongoing debate about the value and appeal of heterosexual romance onto new ground, testing the claims of cutting-edge critical theorists on everything from popular classics by Georgette Heyer, to recent 'bodice rippers,' to historical fiction by John Fowles and A.S. Byatt. Beginning with her nomination of 'I love you' as the romance novel's defining speech act, Lisa Fletcher engages closely with speech-act theory and recent studies of performativity. The range of texts serves to illustrate Fletcher's definition of historical romance as a fictional mode dependent on the force and familiarity of the speech act, 'I love you', and permits Fletcher to provide a detailed account of the genre's history and development in both its popular and 'literary' manifestations. Written from a feminist and anti-homophobic perspective, Fletcher's subtle arguments about the romantic speech act serve to demonstrate the genre's dependence on repetition ('Romance can only quote') and the shaky ground on which the romance's heterosexual premise rests. Her exploration of the subgenre of cross-dressing novels is especially revealing in this regard. With its deft mix of theoretical arguments and suggestive close readings, Fletcher's book will appeal to specialists in genre, speech act and performativity theory, and gender studies.

The Nonesuch

Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402227035
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"Triumphantly good?Georgette Heyer is unbeatable." ? India Knight, Sunday Telegraph An impetuous flight... Tiffany Wield's bad behavior is a serious trial to her chaperone. "On the shelf " at twenty-eight, Ancilla Trent strives to be a calming influence on her tempestuous charge, but then Tiffany runs off to London alone and Ancilla is faced with a devastating scandal. A gallant rescue... Sir Waldo Hawkridge, confirmed bachelor and one of the wealthiest men in London, comes instantly to the aid of the intrepid Ancilla to stop Tiffany's flight, and in the process discovers that it's never too late for the first bloom of love. "A writer of great wit and style? I've read her books to ragged shreds."—Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph WHAT READERS SAY ABOUT THE NONESUCH: "A lovely, entertaining read, full of deliciously entertaining character studies, witty dialogue, a gentle secondary romance and, of course, the main love story. This is another of Heyer's 'older heroine' novels, subtle, romantic, and very enjoyable. Highly recommended!" "One of the wittiest stories Heyer has concocted, that will have you chuckling to yourself." "The same flashes of wit, the wonderful dialogue, and the ridiculous intrigue that are all the ingredients of a first-rate Georgette Heyer." "No other novelist recreates the manners, dress, behaviour, and language of the Regency period as well as [Georgette Heyer] did." "Heyer moves into Austen territory?delightfully!"

Untamed

Author: Anna Cowan
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857971409
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Outspoken and opinionated, Katherine Sutherland is ill at ease amongst the fine ladies of Regency London. She is more familiar with farmers and her blunt opinions and rough manners offend polite society. Yet when she hears the scandalous rumours involving her sister and the seductive Duke of Darlington, the fiercely loyal Katherine vows to save her sister's marriage - whatever the cost. Intrigued by Katherine's interference in his affairs, the manipulative Duke is soon fascinated. He engages in a daring deception and follows her back to her country home. Here, their intense connection shocks them both. But the Duke's games have dangerous consequences, and the potential to throw both their lives into chaos... Wildly romantic, Untamed is a passionate and beautifully written debut novel. This decadent historical romance defies convention and will shock and delight in equal measure.

The Duke s Dilemma

Author: Nadine Miller
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451186751
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Despairing of competing with her lovely and well-connected cousin for the attentions of handsome Duke of Montford, Miss Emily Haliburton is amazed when the duke prefers her womanly charms to her cousin's social status. Original.

A Minor Inconvenience

Author: Sarah Granger
Publisher: Entangled: Select Historical
ISBN: 1640630996
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Captain Hugh Fanshawe returned from the Peninsular War with a leg that no longer works properly, thanks to a French musket ball. Now his fight against Napoleon is reduced to quiet, lonely days compiling paperwork at Horse Guards headquarters. His evenings are spent dutifully escorting his mother and sister to stifling social engagements, where his lameness renders him an object of pity and distaste. But his orderly, restricted life is thrown into sudden disarray with the arrival of Colonel Theo Lindsay. Theo is everything Hugh is not—a man of physical perfection and easy yet distinguished address. Surprisingly to Hugh, Theo appears to be interested in making his acquaintance. Lindsay turns out to be a most convivial companion, and Hugh finds great pleasure in his company. Their friendship deepens when they become lovers. In spite of himself, Hugh falls desperately in love. But when a French spy is suspected at Horse Guards, Hugh discovers nothing is as it seems—and the paper he shuffles from day to day could be the instrument of his lover’s death.

Cotillion

Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402233159
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Almost an heiress Country–bred, spirited Kitty Charings is on the brink of inheriting a fortune from her eccentric guardian — provided that she marries one of his grand?nephews. Kitty has spent her secluded life pining for the handsome, rakish Jack, who is well aware of her attachment. A plan of her own But when Jack fails to respond to his great?uncle's ultimatum, Kitty hatches a strategy of her own — a counterfeit betrothal to mild?mannered Freddy Standen (who neither needs nor wants the money). A most unlikely hero And when Kitty's generous heart leads to all sorts of unintended troubles, there is only one man who can rescue her from more than one dreadful fix, pick up the pieces of her plotting and in the process her heart... "Thus begins Cotillion, arguably the funniest, most charming of Georgette Heyer's many delightful Regency romances." — Amazon.co.uk "Sparkling"—Independent on Sunday "A literary bubble bath...Take a delightful and frothy dip among the gayer aspects of the author's favorite and well worked Regency period."—Sunday Tribune

The Canary Club

Author: Sherry D. Ficklin
Publisher: Canary Club Novels
ISBN: 9781634222501
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A dazzling story of star-crossed lovers, and the dangerous gangs who ruled the streets, set against the backdrop of gritty prohibition-era New York City. Seventeen-year-old 'Bad Luck' Benny is a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Recently released from jail, he's determined to care for his ailing sister and the rest of his struggling family. He'll do anything to make ends meet--even if that means taking a position with a notorious crime boss. Quickly in over his head, he finds himself falling for the one dame on earth he should stay away from, but his determination to save the wayward canary just might get them killed. Masie, the daughter of a wealthy gangster, has the voice of an angel and gun smoke in her veins. Strong-willed but trapped in a life she never wanted, she dreams of flying free of the politics and manipulations of her dangerous father. Soon, she finds herself a pawn in her family's perilous game for control of the city. With a killer on her heels, she turns to the one person who just might be able to spring her from her gilded cage. But Masie is no angel, and her own dark secrets may come back to ruin them. Two worlds collide in Gatsby-era New York, in a time of dazzling speakeasies and vicious shoot-outs, of gritty gangsters and iridescent ingenues, where not everything that sparkles is gold.