Determined to seduce her coldly indifferent husband, Elizabeth Petre — a perfect Victorian lady who is a stranger to the sensual arts — implores Arab sheik Ramiel Devington to instruct her in the erotic secrets of love, but the lessons soon become a temptation that forces her to choose between duty and passion.
In the aptly named town of Marrying Stone, Ark., widow Althea Winsloe's been given an ultimatum by the townsfolk: Find a husband by Christmas, or they'll find one for her. The last thing she expects is to fall for farmhand Jess Best, a good man who's been written off by the town because he doesn't think quite as fast as they do.
After a shocking childhood, Miss Minerva Lane has remade, even renamed herself as a quiet spinster striving for hygienic reforms for workers. But her carefully constructed existence is threatened when handsome Robert Blaisdell, Duke of Clermont, comes to town and determines to get to the bottom of her secrets — before she gets to his.
When Henry VIII arranges a marriage between his sister, Princess Mary, and the aging French king, widowed painter Susanna Dallet joins the entourage of the princess-bride, unwittingly carrying a perilous secret that will embroil her in the dark intrigues of the French court.
When Lady Roberta St. Giles, a marquess's sheltered only daughter, gambles on love with notorious scoundrel Damon Reeve, the Earl of Gryffyn, she plays a high-stakes game of seduction and passion where the winner takes all.
Abandoned by her lover after a quarrel, Dougless Montgomery is stranded in rural England, but with the sudden appearance of Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck — who died centuries ago — a passionate affair begins.
Leaving Harvard to complete her dissertation on the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian in England, Eloise Kelly discovers lost historical information that reveals the secret life of the most elusive spy of all time, a figure who single-handedly saved England from Napoleon's invasion.
When notorious rogue Colin Eversea is sentenced to hang for murder, he is rescued from the gallows by a daring mercenary named Madeleine Greenway who, immune to his charm, needs his help in discovering who is trying to frame him and kill her.
Wild and sensual Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, hunts for a gruesome murderer in St. Giles, London's most notorious slum. Widowed Temperence Dews knows St. Giles like the back of her hand — she's spent a lifetime caring for its inhabitants at the foundling home established by her family. Now that home is at risk.
While in the town of Spindle Cove, a haven for ladies with delicate constitutions, to gather a militia, the new Earl of Rycliff meets his match in Susanna Finch, a woman who is determined to save her personal utopia from the invasion of his makeshift army.
Desperate to save her family from ruin, beautiful Annabelle Peyton plans to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable — and wealthy — aristocrat into marriage, but her plans are quickly undermined by the attentions of the intriguing Simon Hunt, who offers seduction but not marriage, in the first volume of the Wallflowers series.
Mac is stunned to discover that her sister's murder was far more than a random act of violence and resents the awakening of a mysterious ability to sense the Fae and their talismans, a talent that sends her on a quest to find a mystical book of dark power.
After spending years in prison for a crime she did not commit, Rachel Wade accepts the proposal of cynical Sebastian Verlaine, Viscount D'Aubrey, who offers her parole in exchange for becoming his mistress.
In the glittering world of Regency England, Anne Wilder plays a dangerous game. A widowed lady by day, by night she became a masked thief preying on society's elite. She roves high above London's black rooftops, compelled by phantoms from her past to take ever greater risks. Until her restless spirit led her into Colonel Jack Seward's trap, where seduction is the only way out. Ann plays him for a fool, taking advantage of his hungry response to escape from his clutches. But as Jack hunts for his thief, his heart falls captive to a self-possessed widow. Torn between illicit passion and tender love, Jack is duty-bound to capture the audacious criminal, even if it means ripping society apart to do so.
When her estranged husband, Leo Marsden, arrives at her clinic in India to deliver an urgent message from her sister, Byrony Asquith, who rebelled against London society by becoming a doctor, risks both her life and her heart by returning home.
"In all her twenty-five years, lovely Venetia Lanyon has never been further than Harrogate. Then she meets her neighbor, Lord Damerel, and before she knows better, she is egging on a libertine whose way of life has scandalized the county for years."
As a child Hester Wyatt escaped slavery, but now the dark skinned beauty is a dedicated member of Michigan's Underground railroad, offering other runaways a chance at the freedom she has learned to love. When one of her fellow conductors brings her an injured man to hide, Hester doesn't hesitate, even after she is told about the price on his head. The man in question is the great conductor known as the "Black Daniel" a vital member of the North's Underground railroad network. But Hester finds him so rude and arrogant, she begins to question her vow to hide him ...
Young widow Beth, inexplicably drawn to Ian MacKenzie, a Scottish lord who, rumored to be a murderer, spent his youth in an asylum, is determined to prove to London society that this charming Scotsman is only crazy about her.
As the fates of nations hang in the balance, Annique Williers, an elusive spy known as the Fox Cub, meets her match in British spymaster Robert Grey, the one man she cannot outwit, when they, captured and thrown into prison, form an uneasy alliance in order to survive.
The rakish Duke of Hastings will stop at nothing to hold the marriagemongers and matchmakers of his town at bay, even if it means pretending to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton, but strong feelings soon intervene on both sides of this convenient arrangement.
Rendered an object of obsession by the Kommandant occupying her French town during World War I, Sophie risks everything to reunite with her husband a century before a widowed Liv tests her resolve to claim ownership of Sophie's portrait.
Determined to aid the cause of American freedom, lovely Merry Wilding embarks on a dangerous mission to England only to fall into the hands of Devon Crandall, a pirate and mysterious British spy.
Inheriting the Chicago Stars football team, trendy New Yorker Phoebe Somerville knocks heads with Coach Dan Calebow, who resents her meddling as much as she despises his sexist jocularity, until they discover an unlikely attraction for each other.
Raised by her father and the Kipsigis tribe in 1920s Kenya, Beryl endures painful losses before entering a passionate love triangle and discovering her unconventional true calling. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Paris Wife.
A novel based on the life of the artist Robert Seymour—the caricaturist behind The Pickwick Papers, and the extraordinary events surrounding the birth of Charles Dickens' first novel—departs from the accepted origin of Pickwick put forward by Dickens and his publisher, Edward Chapman.
Carlos lives in a rural Guatemalan village in 1981, when the country is mired in civil war. After a group of soldiers attacks his village, young Carlos must make his way up a mountain on foot to warn his grandmother about the encroaching violence.
Rather then succumb to temptation with the fairer sex, reformed rake Alistair Carsington journeys to Derbyshire, a secluded country town, to keep out of trouble, but his plans go by the wayside when he meets the infuriatingly irresistible Miss Mirabel Oldridge.
Ursula's younger brother Teddy, who survived wartime service, struggles with family life against a backdrop of a changing world.
Running a Jazz Age movie theater that is transformed by Prohibition and the Great Depression, Mazie Phillips reflects on her poverty-stricken youth and converts the theater into a shelter in ways that reverberate nearly a century later.
At the end of the Civil War, three people — Madge, who has the power to heal; Sadie, who can commune with the dead; and Hemp, who is searching for his family — arrive in Chicago where they all battle to survive in a community desperate to lay the pain of the past to rest.