Category Archives: Victorian Romance

Plane, Trains, Automobiles? Audiobooks!

Are you heading to grandma’s house for the Thanksgiving holiday? Let a clean and wholesome audiobook carry you over the river and through the woods in an entertaining fashion.

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Listen free with your Audible trial, or get a reduced price if you’ve already purchased the e-book. Go HERE to choose from Larken (~ 5 hours), Jessamine’s Folly (~ 5 hours), The Ice Captain’s Daughter (3 hrs. 45 minutes), or Spinster (7 hrs. 20 minutes). The Mannequin (~ 6.8 hrs.) is coming soon!

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Excerpt • Lady Fallows’ Secrets

SecretscoverideaFinalAAs he and Sybil made their way toward the front of the shop, the door opened and a man entered. The newcomer’s gaze focused on her immediately and then flickered to Tom.

Sybil stiffened. “Come, Mr. Reeves, let me introduce you to an old friend. Afterward, I’m afraid you must hurry to catch your train.”

The strain in her voice led Tom to conclude this gentleman was not well-met for some reason. Since the man’s expression and posture radiated hostility, Tom guessed the fellow felt he had some sort of claim on her. A jealous suitor, perhaps? A feeling of protectiveness sprang up as he escorted Sybil over.

“Wally, please meet a new acquaintance of mine, Mr. Thomas Reeves.” She glanced at Tom. “Mr. Hancock is the headmaster of our local boys’ school, and an old friend of the family.”

Tom bowed. “It’s a pleasure.”

As Wally peered at Tom, his eyes narrowed. “Are you new to the area, Mr. Reeves?”

“I live in London, but I came down to see Mr. Ashley Pepper. Miss Pepper was kind enough to escort me back to the station so I wouldn’t get lost.”

“Reeves.” Wally’s nostrils flared as he spoke the name. “Are you related to Mr. Marcus Reeves, by any chance? He has an excellent boot repair cart in Cheapside.”

Tom had the utmost respect for any fellow who made his own way in the world, be it by the plow or the awl. Nevertheless, he couldn’t let Wally believe he’d gotten away with an insult—particularly not in front of Sybil.

“I’ve not had the pleasure of meeting the chap. My father was Indigo Reeves, the Viscount Fallows.” Tom sketched a showy bow, hoping the gesture would prove suitably annoying to the headmaster. “If you’ll excuse me, I have a train to catch.” He turned to Sybil. “Thank you for escorting me this far, Miss Pepper, but I can find my way from here.”

He cast a dark look at Wally as he left the shop, irked at the man’s boorishness. A spectacular beauty such as Sybil, even if she lived in the country, could do much better for herself than an oafish lout. Mr. Wallace Hancock was possessed of a rather ordinary appearance as well as an officious manner, and Tom found himself hoping she was not engaged to him—now, or in the future.

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Lady Fallows’ Secrets will be released on Friday, November 24th.

Pre-order your copy HERE.

 

Lady Fallows’ Secrets • Preorder

SecretscoverideaFinalALady Fallows’ Secrets will be ready for release on Black Friday (November 24, 2017). As always, this new novel is a clean and wholesome romance, but it also has a thread of mystery and suspense.

Blurb: Although Sybil yearns for romance and adventure, after a riding accident leaves her brother, Ash, physically and emotionally devastated, she breaks off a courtship to devote herself to his care. Unfortunately, the one girl who could save Ash from his increasing melancholy has been whisked off to London by her ironfisted guardian. When a handsome stranger offers Sybil the chance to recover the lady, she dives headlong into a clandestine scheme fraught with danger. As the rescue unfolds, deceit and mysteries are brought to light, the bonds of friendship are tested…and passion is unleashed. Can Sybil manage to save her brother without losing her heart to a man she cannot marry?

To pre-order, go HERE. And I hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

3 Sweet Victorian Treats • #99cents • #sale

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All treats and no tricks for your Kindle this Halloween season! Three of my Victorian Romances are on sale for 99 cents through October 31st, so pop on over to Amazon to download yours.

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Unjustly labeled a flirt, Kitty Beaucroft is in need of a fiancé. Lord Philip Butler’s father wants him to settle down before he can become a landowner. With no intention of following through, Kitty and Philip enter into a temporary engagement as a means to an end. Unfortunately, someone knows the truth and is determined to expose them. Will the ruse turn into a romance before it’s too late?

Grace Unmasked

On the heMANNEQUINTWOFINALCOVERels of an unjust accusation, Grace flees from her country village to the anonymity of London. Although she intends to seek sanctuary with her cousin Joe Fiddick, she discovers he’s also suffered a setback and needs more help than she can offer. Desperate, she solicits assistance from Joe’s friend–the notorious rake, Lord Henley. Will the price of the handsome baron’s help be more than she’s willing to pay? (On sale through 11/4)

Duke of a Gilded Age

When American-born Wesley Parker inherits a dukedom in 1890, he must learn to be anVictorian Romance, Duke of a Gilded Age aristocrat. Assigned to the task is his attorney’s daughter, prim Belle Oakhurst. As they travel to England together on a luxurious ocean liner, their tempestuous relationship encounters more than rough seas. Although Wesley is increasingly attracted to Belle, she is already engaged. While Belle begins to regret her hasty promise to marry, she is bound by honor and duty to keep her pledge. Furthermore, a thoughtless fabrication on her part threatens to expose her as a liar. Neither Wesley nor Belle can foresee that their voyage across the Atlantic will be fraught with peril, and will cost more than one man his life.

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Have a safe and happy All Hallows Eve!

 

#FREE • Jessamine’s Folly • Bestseller

Historical romance, Edwardian romance, Downton Abbey

Jessamine’s Folly is a free Amazon download on Friday, October 6th only! Click HERE for your copy, and don’t forget to leave a review!

“Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.” – Samuel Johnson

After her estate is entailed away, Jessamine Foster has no choice but to live with relatives who detest her. When her aunt gives her an ultimatum to leave, Jessamine accepts a position as companion to Lord Kirkendale’s sister—even though she’s been warned her predecessors can’t seem to resist the earl’s exceptional good looks. Can Jessamine manage to hold onto her job without losing her heart?

To honor a promise made to his dying father, Lord Kirkendale agrees to an arranged marriage to a woman he cannot love. Although he is resigned to a life without sentiment, the arrival of his sister’s new companion awakens a slumbering passion. Can he find a way to secure his own happiness without sacrificing his family’s honor, or will his broken promise result in the ruination of the person he loves most?

A hopelessly romantic, blush-free Edwardian-era romance!

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jessaminesfollyaudiobookcovernarratorAlso available in audiobook format HERE

 

Bestselling LARKEN • #Sale

Sweet historical romance, mail-order brideSweet Victorian romance with a touch of melodrama, Larken is now on sale from $2.99 to $0.99 this week only (US & UK).

Blurb: The sole survivor of a train accident, young Larken Burke is dubbed the Miracle Orphan. Four years later, however, her life is far from fortunate. Because of her emotional and physical scars, she believes she’s not marriageable. With little hope for the future, she agrees to wed a gentleman she’s never met. Unfortunately, his aloof manner proves difficult to bear.

Marked by romantic tragedy and the loss of his brother, Brandon King has forsworn marriage. Obliged to take in a ward, he advertises for a bride to raise the boy. Since the union is to be a marriage in name only, his criteria are youthful age, a certain level of intellect, good breeding, and that the girl shouldn’t be so ill-favored she would embarrass him in society. To his dismay, he gets more than he’d bargained for.

Will it take a miracle for Mr. and Mrs. King to fall in love, or is their marriage another accident waiting to happen?

Download Larken HERE (U.S.) • Download Larken HERE (U.K.)

Also available in audiobook format!

If you enjoy Larken, you’ll love Lord Apollo & the Colleen!APOLLOSGR

Five years after his supposed death, Theo King has returned to Graceling Hall…but a mystery remains. A stranger is buried in his grave, and nobody knows if his death was accidental…or murder. As Theo resumes his former life, the dead man’s sister shows up on his doorstep to hold him accountable. If he helps this Irish spitfire solve the mystery, will she finally leave him in peace?

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The Love Letters Box Set • #Sale #99cents

LLCOVERSGRTwo stories of twin sisters whose letters go astray. This BOX SET contains A GIFT FOR LARA and A GIFT FOR FIONA. This wholesome Victorian romance set is on sale this week (through September 27th, US & UK only for $2.99 $0.99!

A GIFT FOR LARA: Lara Robinson wrote a love letter four years ago, but received no reply. Now the man to whom she gave her heart will visit Blythe Manor for Christmas. How can she enjoy the holidays knowing Miles Greystoke must despise her for revealing her feelings in such an unguarded fashion?

As an awkward youth, Miles fell in love with a kindred spirit…but his love was unrequited. Against his wishes, he’s now obliged to spend the holidays at Blythe Manor. Time has wrought changes in his physique, but his devotion to Lara Robinson has never wavered. He searches for the perfect present to show her how he feels, but nothing seems quite right…until he realizes the best sort of gift will embrace the true meaning of Christmas.

A GIFT FOR FIONA: With one sister married and another soon to be engaged, Fiona worries she’ll be the last Robinson girl on the shelf. She pins her hopes on a handsome viscount, but his unexpected and public proposal to another girl hands her a stinging and demoralizing defeat. A new acquaintance awakens all her senses—until she realizes he’s related to the girl who stole her beau. On the heels of her humiliation, should Fiona instead consider marriage to a much older man whom she could never love?

Fiona’s unconventional, earthy looks and mischievous personality appeal to Rory Braithwaite much more than any other woman he’s ever met. Unfortunately, his sister has been the means of ruining Fiona’s happiness. Can he convince Fiona of his sincerity before she makes a mistake she’ll regret for the rest of her life…and his?

Download your copy HERE

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The Ice Captain’s Daughter • #Sale

sgrICD6x9The Ice Captain’s Daughter was the first Victorian romance I wrote after years of writing fantasy literature, and the mental shift was immense. I had always been a big fan of classic English literature, however, so I had a passion to succeed. Even so, I had to research every little detail, from hatpins to weaponry. Since this was a time before modern refrigeration was common, I wove in details about the ice trade–thereby furnishing me with the title of the book.

Blurb: The daughter of a wealthy ice merchant, Miss Jillian Roring intends to marry for love. En route to her first season in London, however, a failed kidnapping sends her into the arms of the most jaded bachelor in England. When Logan and Jillian unwittingly violate the rigid rules of propriety in Victorian-era England, he is obliged to make her an offer of marriage. Because she aspires to be more than an obligation, Jillian refuses the match. Logan follows her to London to woo her properly, but his scheming ex-fiancée has other plans.

Can Logan convince Jillian that his love for her is real or will the cruel gossip and sharp tongues of London society tear their budding relationship apart?

A romantic Victorian-era tale set in 1899, England.

The Ice Captain’s Daughter is on sale this week, marked down from $2.99 to $0.99 (US & UK only).  (Sale ends Sunday, September 24th)

The Ice Captain’s Daughter is also available as an audiobook HERE

Sweet historical romance, London Season

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Do you KU? • Highlight on KindleUnlimited Romance & Paperback Giveaway!

UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner, Tambra!

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Are you a KU reader? I’ve paired with six other authors to bring you best-selling Victorian and Regency ebooks! You can grab my sweet Victorian romance, Spinster, and six other great reads for free in Kindle Unlimited. Then enter to win six author-autographed paperbacks (plus one ebook!). From clean and wholesome to sweet and spicy timeless tales, you’ll fall in love with these historical romances.

Enter to win HERE, and happy reading!

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spinster36Staring down life as an old maid, newly jilted Clare flees to a country home she’s inherited from her grandmother. She doesn’t count on clashing with her handsome neighbor, whose gentlemanly manners and education are at odds with his workingman’s image. As their relationship unfolds, however, she discovers the mysterious Meriweather Holcroft is not at all what he appears to be.

 

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When she was a poor country girl in a hand-me-down dress, Rosamund saved the Duke of Swanhaven from the brink of despair…only to fall in love with him. Now a celebrated mannequin for an exclusive London dressmaker, her glamorous life is empty without the man to whom she gave her heart. Can a beastly duke and a beautiful mannequin ever find a fairy-tale ending?