Love Inspired Books
The Everard Legacy Series
Book 1: The Rogue's Reform
Adele's fortune is gone, along with her marriage prospects. Now she is devoted to securing her charge's happiness. When she meets Jerome, she dares to dream of love again. But after learning his true motives, that love comes to a test. Can she forgive his past and reform his heart...to make it hers forever?
Book 2: The Captain's CourtshipThe dashing Captain Richard Everard has faced untold dangers at sea. Steering his young cousin through a London season, however, is a truly formidable prospect. The girl needs a sponsor, like lovely widow Lady Claire Winthrop -- the woman who coldly jilted Richard years ago.
Claire believed herself sensible in marrying a well-to-do viscount rather than a penniless second son. How deeply she regretted it! Now their fortunes are reversed, and Richard's plan will help settle her debts and secure his inheritance. Yet it may yield something even more precious: a chance to be courted by the captain once more.
Book 3: The Rake's Redemption
Lady Imogene Devary should be enjoying her Season rather than wondering why her father is acting strangely and what the handsome young poet has to do with it. What else can she do but to get to know the young man and find out why he’s getting her father’s cold shoulder….since her father don’t seem to be around much these days.
Vaughn Everard must find a way to talk to the the Marquess of Widmore. His loyalty to family drives him to find out about the death of his uncle and only the marquess can answer his questions. Maybe the man is playing hide and seek with him but Vaughn has just been handed a key to getting closer to him when he finds out the bold young woman who asked him to dance at the ball is the daughter of that very man.
This story was full of the unexpected. Not letting you know quite who was up to what and not sure what direction it would go until near the end. Excellent romance with plenty of adventure and intrigue as well. You may want to start with Jerome and Richard Everard’s stories in The Rogue’s Reform and The Captain’s Courtship.
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Book 4: The Heiress's Homecoming
This story takes place in 1813 in Cumberland, England. William Wentworth never planned on being Earl of Kendrick, he was a second son after all. The murder of his brother and the death of his father left him without a choice. It was time to return and be a father to his son as well. And then the night of his son’s seventeenth birthday party Will laid eyes on the most beautiful woman. A woman his son was besotted with.
Samantha, Lady Everard had many secrets in her life. One was about the murder of Will’s brother. A secret that had to be kept to protect so many people she loved. Her other secret was what would happen if she wasn’t married by her twenty-fifth birthday. Which she wouldn’t be. She knew that love and marriage was something she would never have in her life, no matter the other costs.
This is the fourth and last book in the series and I would suggest reading the previous books; The Rogue’s Reform, The Captain’s Courtship and The Rake’s Redemption to help understand Samantha’s past and her future. This story has the fear of the past holding the characters back from a joyful future. The fear of making the mistakes of those before them and who to trust, as people aren’t always who they seem to be. An exciting story line with characters who come alive. A series worth reading.
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The Master Matchmakers Series
The Master Matchmakers Series
Book 1: The Courting Campaign
Sir Nicholas Rotherford was determined to find a way to help miners and redeem himself. He feels his daughter Alice is well taken care of, so he can continue with he his research and experiments. Her new nanny seems to have a different opinion then he does and she’s not afraid to let him know what she thinks.
Emma Pyrmont grew up as an orphan and when she did gain foster parents, her happiness was not their concern. Knowing little Alice does have a father, but he’s too busy for her just won’t do. So Emma goes on a mission to get her employer to notice his daughter.
Regina Scott brings the characters to life. From the way Nick just don’t get things in his scientific mind to the emotions Emma carries with her. One character needed a good kick in the back end and to top it off, there’s an adorable little girl and her doll. A really enjoyable historical, looking forward to the series.
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An Honorable Gentleman
When the owner of ramshackle Blackcliff Hall arrives, the locals have high hopes that Sir Trevor Fitzwilliam will set things to rights. Chief among them is Gwen Allbridge, the estate manager's daughter, who has single-handedly kept Blackcliff Hall going. Now she must convince Sir Trevor to stay and make the hall, and the village depending on it, prosperous again. Her faith in him makes Trevor yearn to live up to the ideals she holds dear. As mysterious mishaps begin plaguing Blackcliff, Gwen's steadfast courage will rise to meet Trevor's newfound honor as they learn that there's no dream like home.
The Irresistible Earl
What follows is a daring dance between an irresistible gentleman and a woman determined to resist.
Zebra Regency Romance
The Unflappable Miss Fairchild
A Wild Gentleman
From outrageous wagers to somersaults in the Park, Chas Prestwick delighted in shocking the ton. After all, as the younger brother of an earl, he had nothing to lose. Only Miss Anne Fairchild, whom fate seemed bent on thrusting in his path, was unruffled by his escapades--even when a chance encounter made her his passenger in a wild carriage race to Kew Gardens. But Chas, entranced by her beauty, was far from complaining! Except that this angel, whose good sense rescued him from scrape after scrape, might be on the hunt for a titled bridegroom--which made him no catch at all...
A Level-Headed Lady
From pompous to vain, the most unsuitable suitors courted Anne Fairchild. Tolerant of all foibles, unschooled in flirtation, she was the despair of her family. Worst of all, only Chas Prestwick's dazzling smile could bring a blush to her demure cheek--and Anne's match-making aunts soon made clear their preference for a more lordly and less dashing husband.
But beneath Anne's polite exterior, her heart beat only for the handsome rakehell who made her long to trade in a life of propriety--for one that promised to a love filled with unpredictable delight...
The Twelve Days of Christmas
A MERRY SUITOR PLAYS A FESTIVE GAME
Genevieve Munroe was the toast of the ton until her father's death left the family destitute. Now she's hoping for one last happy Yuletide at Wenwood Abbey, and a season of peace with their ever-fending neighbors, the Pentercasts. But Gen's good will is strained when Squire Alan Pentercast, the object of her secret tendre since childhood years, proposes a bold wager: if he can contrive to send her, on each day of Christmas, the exact gift celebrated in the old song (without spending a penny!) he will claim her as his bride. Such arrogant folly...!
In no time at all the peace of a country Christmas--and Genevieve's heart--is turned upside down by birds and rings, drummers and pipers, and a generous helping of old scandal and new intrigue, before the romantic and insistent Alan can draw Gen beneath the mistletoe....
A Match For Mother: Sweeter Than Candy
Mothers--they wipe away the tears and share a wonderful kind of love. It's hardly surprising that the resourceful children of Regency widows decide that their dear mamas have been alone too long and start searching for those special men who will put a sparkle back in their mothers' eyes...
In Regina Scott's charming story, the young Masters Jacob know that their mama Cynthia is "Sweeter than Candy," but can they convince their grown-up friend Daniel Lewiston that he should court her...especially when Cynthia's memories of Daniel arc less than fond? Surprisingly, all goes well...until the little boys reveal their matchmaking scheme.
Share in the joy of children's love for their mothers, mothers' love for their children--and the love that grows between a man and a woman when a perfect match is made...
The Bluestocking on His KneeTHE BLUESTOCKING
Wealthy heiress Eugennia Welch thought herself perfectly content, living alone with her treasured books. So why, pray, did she find herself wishing for companionship--male companionship at that? Then, as if in answer to her prayer, Kevin Whattling strode into her drawing room, announcing his intention of marrying her. And once the handsome suitor began to court her, Eugennia soon understood the charms of proper romance...even though she suspected Kevin loved her fortune more than he did her.
AND THE CORINTHIAN
Dashing Kevin knew that marriage to an heiress was all that stood between him and Debtor's Prison. Soon, however, he found Eugennia's reserved demeanor masked an enchanting young woman who took a childlike delight in shopping with him for fripperies, and a womanly fascination in waltzing in his arms. He never expected to find love with Eugennia. Until he lost his heart to her...
Mistletoe Kittens: A Place by the FireThe arrival of his niece's schoolteacher Eleanor Pritchet, sodden, sneezing and clutching a kitten seemed yet another complication in the Earl of Wentworth's life. But as Christmas dawned, he found himself falling for the sweet lady who had given him the special gift of love.
Catch of the Season
The beautiful and strong-willed Allison Munroe has long awaited her Season in London. Vowing to show her family, who believes her high spirits are signs of immaturity, that she can be just as demure as the next young debutante, Allison will let nothing ruin her coming out ball...including the arrival of her sister's brother-in-law, the infuriating Geoffrey Pentercast. Yet instead of behaving like the less-than-proper boy she remembers from her childhood, Geoffrey seems to have become a gentleman! But with the charming and distinguished Marquis courting her, how could she even be tempted to choose the rash--but very thrilling--Geoffrey?
...OR FOR LOVE?
Geoffrey Pentercast thought he would never have to witness his own dear Allison displaying herself like a prize mare in front of a host of crotchety suitors--all possessing more wealth and class than he. It was no surprise to Geoffrey that Allison was indeed the catch of the season. But he was not about to let his lack in finances and social graces deter him from winning the only lady he'd ever loved...even when he learns he has a most formidable opponent. Determined to prove he can be as respectable and gallant as the Marquis DeGuis, a bitter rivalry ensues. Yet Geoffrey and the Marquis soon discover that their efforts to woo Allison are all in vain. For only true love will win this duel of hearts...
Lady Emily Capers Series
Book 1: A Dangerous Dalliance
When art teacher Hannah Alexander agrees to accompany four of her students on a country house visit before Easter, she never dreams of entering into a dalliance with the owner, David Tenant, the handsome new Earl of Brentfield. But one moment in David's company, and she's in danger of losing her heart. And as events unfold at Brentfield, Hannah quickly learns that loving David comes at a price, to her future plans of being a portrait painter, to her position as a teacher, and to her very life.
The Marquis' Kiss
A Paragon With A Secret
Thomas, the decorous Marquis de Guis, is considered the catch of the season. Only he knows that two of his brides-to-be have cried off when he sealed the bargain with a kiss. Now, bent on marriage but certain he can never conquer a lady's lips, this all-too-proper paragon has chosen a miss he's sure cannot reject him-improverished, eccentric Margaret Munroe. But the lord will find there's more to learn along the road to love and matrimony than the perfect kiss.
A Hoyden With Nothing To Hide
They don't call her an Original for nothing. Lovely, lively Margaret flouts convention by racing her horses and working ceaselessly to help fallen women. She cannot believee the rich and reserved Thomas-whose sea blue eyes dizzy her with desire-truly cares for her. Yet he seems quite besotted...except for a steadfast refusal to kiss her. How can she entice him into the impassioned love she hopes-nay, intends!-to be theirs for eternity?
His Blushing Bride: The June Bride Conspiracy
The expectant hush of the wedding congregation, the rustle of a lifted bridal veil, and the sparkle in a new bride's eyes as she and her groom forever pledge their love. But before this glorious moment can take place, misadventures, misunderstandings, and delightful surprises abound for three charming couples...
Utterly disinterested in romance, heiress Harriet Woodford marries her handsome neighbor out of mutual convenience-but neither gambles on losing their hearts in Elena Greene's "The Wedding Wager." Feisty bluestocking Phillipa Westhaven in Alice Holden's "A Picture Perfect Romance" sallies forth amid the ton for a husband -- only to find love in a most unexpected place. And in Regina Scott's "The June Bride Conspiracy," deceptively demure Joanna Lindby sets out to prove to her master-spy fiance that love can be the greatest adventure of all.
Come revel in that unforgettable day when spirited ladies and determined gentlemen whisper vows and exchange joyous kisses that promise forever-and-always...
The Incomparable Miss Compton
AN INDEPENDENT LADY
Tired of being beholden to relatives, Sarah Compton jumped at the chance to gain a life of her own--even if, in exchange, she had to guide her beautiful, headstrong cousin through the Season and into a successful marriage. But Sarah never expected that her unconventional ways would attract the eminently proper Lord Malcolm Breckonridge--and challenge her heart in surprising ways.
A DETERMINED PEER
To augment his fast-rising political career, Malcolm wanted a bride who would surpass the most exacting standards. But from the moment he encountered the passionately intelligent, straightforward Miss Compton, he discovered his sudden desire for her was casting doubt on all he believed in. Now, between misunderstanding and near-scandal, he and Sarah would have to break their own rules to embrace a perfect true love that would last forever.
The Irredeemable Miss Renfield
A LADY CREATES A STIR...
With her older sisters miserable in their carefully arranged marriages to wealthy, titled gentlemen, Miss Cleopatra Renfield has vowed to wed only for love, passion, and thrilling excitement. Her family has proposed an arranged match to Leslie Petersborough, Marquis of Hastings, which simply will not do. But the mischievous miss has a daring plan to convince her family that Les Petersborough is really a rogue--and that she is unmarriageable. All she has to do is persuade Les to help.
...AND MIXES UP A ROMANCE
Always ready for merriment and certainly not ready to settle down, Les thinks Cleo's plan sounds terribly amusing. Her scheme? He is to lead her into the life of a libertine in the hope that her family will call off the nuptials. Soon Cleo has cut her hair, joined in a horse race, and danced the waltz. The ton is abuzz, Les is amused, and Cleo? She has succeeded all too well, for her reputation is in danger...but so is her heart.
Lord Borin's Secret LoveIntentions Concealed
Katherine Collings has never been more distressed. With no means and few prospects, she is financially beholden to her stepsister, Constance, who stands to inherit a large fortune--if she marries before she turns twenty. Fearing for her own future, Katherine decides to play matchmaker, and begins to spy on Alexander Wescott, Lord Borin, the object of her stepsister's devoted affection.
A man of the world, Alex has always been more interested in becoming a spy than in taking a wife. So imagine his shock when he discovers that someone has been spying on him! Determined to prove his talent for subterfuge, he makes it his mission to track down the culprit. But he's puzzled when the trail of clues leads him straight to the Collings' household...and delighted when it leads him into the arms of beautiful Katherine.
Utterly DevotedA LEGENDARY RAKE...
Thanks to the kind ministrations of her dearest friend, spirited Eloise Watkin has been transformed into the perfect lady--radiant, alluring, and ever-so-slightly mysterious. Now she has a coterie of ardent admirers and every hope of making a splendid match...unless, that is, someone finds out about a certain scandalous episode in her past. But wicked Jareth Darby, the shameless rogue who led her astray, is safely out of the country, or so Eloise thinks, until he suddenly turns up--as impossibly handsome as ever--and intent on renewing their acquaintance.
...MEETS HIS MATCH
Jareth Darby cannot resist the deal proffered by his upstanding brother: an estate and the fortune to maintain it will be his if he can gain the forgiveness of every woman he's ever wronged! Jareth sets out to charm each one of them and meets with his usual success, until he approaches Eloise Watkin. All grown up and damnably beautiful, the green-eyed minx makes it perfectly clear that Jareth will have to earn every ounce of her clemency But what Jareth doesn't foresee is that the day will come when he'll want far more from Eloise than her pardon...he'll want her love.
StarstruckMake A Wish...
Cassie Bentbrooke has no interest in the ton. The daughter of a noted astronomer, she is content with studying the heavens through her father's telescopes--especially since his academic success has not provided much by way of wealth. But Cassie's ward Liza Kearney longs for the magic of one Season...and Cassie is determined to give it to her.
Easier said than done. For Cassie's brother has returned from the Continent to claim his inheritance, and handle the meager purse strings. And privateer Devon Sebastien has arrived in London with his own agenda--recovering the jewels his uncle hid in the Bentbrooke home during the Terror. Fulfilling Liza's dreams may be possible, but Cassie soon realizes that guarding her own heart from a certain devilishly handsome Frenchman may not be--and that love will blaze a trail through her life brighter than any comet in the dark night sky...
When Celia Rider's inheritance is stolen, she immediately suspects her irresponsible pea-goose of a stepmother, Patrice. Determined to uncover the truth, Celia poses as a governess to Patrice's neglected son, hoping to glean some clues. As rumors abound regarding Celia's sudden disappearance, the devastatingly attractive and unflappable Brandon Pellidore takes this unsettling family matter into his own hands...
A Passionate Venture
Brandon soon suspects that the drab garments of a governess disguise none other than the utterly bewitching Celia. Unmasking the beauty, he engages her in a daring plan to catch a thief. Yet as passion grows, Brandon must confess to Celia the dark legacy that has earned him his dubious reputation, and the terrible choice that loving him demands. Undaunted, Celia vows to follow her heart, no matter how painful the journey. For only then can she claim the man--and the love--that is nothing short of perfection...
La Petite Four
Best friends, handsome strangers and secret carriage rides through the dark alleys of London...
The Petite Four are Lady Emily and her three best friends: Priscilla, Ariadne and Daphne. They've finally graduated from the Barnsley School for Young Ladies and can't wait for the ball that will launch them into London Society.
Then detestable Lord Robert announces that he wants to marry Emily! This dreadful news threatens to prevent their ball from ever taking place! La Petite Four vow that no gentleman will come between them and what promises to be the biggest party of the season. Even if it means chasing Lord Robert all over town to discover his ugly secret, muddying their hems and constantly running into wickedly charming strangers like the mysterious James Cropper. Or could it be that James is following them?
But when La Petite Four uncover a deadly scheme, they realize they are only ones who can put a stop to it. Now they don't know who to trust -- only that they must save the ball, and Emily, before it's too late!
My True Love Gave to MeA wealthy landowner wagers a impoverished young lady that he can give her all the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas song without spending a penny. If he succeeds, she must marry him. Does she have the faith to see through his wager to the man underneath?
Be My Bride
Three charming gentlemen find it takes the help of a small black kitten, three incorrigible boys, and a master French spy to win their lady loves in this collection of three novellas.
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How to Marry a DukeLove unexpectedly adds "A Touch of Magic" to the life of a duke dedicated to his duty. Tess Dewood claims to be a faery queen whom Stephen Anthony, Duke of Langford, is honor-bound to marry. Her elfin charm is like no other, but does he dare trust her with his heart?
The Pleasure Garden
For destitute governess Angelica Pruitt, helping a courtesan entertain an aristocratic group of antiquity collectors in the Vauxhall pleasure garden meant getting to eat. Never did she dream that dashing treasure hunter Jason Kitterage would tempt her to risk her reputation and her very heart. For Jason's part, he can't quite believe the seductive beauty is the lady she claims. When she dons the legendary Mask of Aphrodite, men fall at her feet. Angelica swears the mask is magical, and others seem intent on stealing it for that very reason. Could it be that the greatest magic is in Angelica herself?