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Deadly Affair

Deadly Affair Author Lucinda Brant
ISBN-10 0987243063
Release 2015
Pages 350
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Career diplomat Alec Halsey has been elevated to a marquessate he doesn't want and Polite Society believes he doesn't deserve; his lover has decided she won't marry him after all and the suspicion he murdered his brother still lingers in London drawing rooms. So returning to London after seven months' seclusion may have been a mistake. Alec's foreboding deepens when a nobody vicar drops dead at a party-political dinner; he witnesses the very public humiliation of an up-and-coming portrait painter, and his rabble-rousing uncle Plantagenet is bashed and left for dead in a laneway. When the vicar's true identity is revealed, Alec suspects the man was poisoned. But who would want a seemingly harmless man of God murdered, and why?



Deadly Engagement

Deadly Engagement Author Lucinda Brant
ISBN-10 0987073842
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 296
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England, 1763 Career diplomat Alec Halsey returns to London to the shocking news his estranged elder brother, the Earl of Delvin, has not only killed his best friend in a duel, but has become engaged to the woman Alec had hoped to marry. His friend's mother is convinced her son was murdered and wants Alec to prove it. As the deaths mount, Alec is forced to confront a cruel twist of fate....



Midnight Marriage A Georgian Historical Romance

Midnight Marriage  A Georgian Historical Romance Author Lucinda Brant
ISBN-10 098737527X
Release 2015-07-04
Pages 318
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Lucinda Brant's sweeping family sagas are a perfect reminder of why I fell in love with historical romance -- Cheryl Bolen, NY Times bestselling author Two noble teenagers are married against their will. Drugged, Deb has no recollection of events. Disgraced, Julian is banished to the Continent. Years later, Deb falls in love with a wounded duelist, only to discover it is her husband returned incognito! Can Deb forgive his calculated deception? Will their marriage survive beyond seduction? Set in the opulent world of the aristocracy and inspired by real events, Lucinda Brant delivers another lavish 18th century experience in her trademark style -- heart-wrenching drama with a happily ever after.Awards for this Book2013 Readers′ Favorite International Book Award MedalistReviews "MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE carries on the Roxton series tradition with still another wonderful tale set in the 1700s where life is anything but simple. You will once again be reminded why Lucinda Brant's books are such a treasure." -- SWurman: 5 STARS, a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick "Nice twists and turns, dramatic revelations, and some enjoyable chaos make this a book that keeps the reader turning the pages. Highly recommended!" -- Fiona Ingram: 5 STARS, Readers' FavoriteBook Details Series: Stand-alone second book in the highly acclaimed ROXTON family saga Classification: Parental Guidance Recommended (mild sensuality) Length: Full-length novel (100,000 words, 320 printed pages) Edition: Second print edition Style: Classic romance with a modern voiceConnecting Books MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE is a stand-alone novel, but many readers enjoy it as part of a series: Lucinda's characters inhabit the same meticulously-researched 18th Century world and all books cross-reference people and events throughout. You can explore the details and delve deeper into the history within each book by visiting LucindaBrantAuthor on Pinterest. Should you wish to read the books in chronological order, here is the sequence: Roxton Family Saga 1740s NOBLE SATYR (Renard and Antonia) 1760s MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE (Julian and Deb) 1770s AUTUMN DUCHESS (Antonia and Jonathon) 1770s DAIR DEVIL (Dair and Rory) 1770s PROUD MARY (Mary and Christopher) In progress 1780s SATYR'S SON (Harry and Lisa) In progress ETERNALLY YOURS: Roxton Letters Volume One (A Companion to the Roxton Family Saga Books 1-3) FOREVER REMAIN: Roxton Letters Volume Two (A Companion to the Roxton Family Saga Books 4-6) In progress Salt Hendon Series 1763 SALT BRIDE (Magnus and Jane) 1767 SALT REDUX (Antony and Caroline) 1767 A FAIRY CHRISTMAS (Kitty and Tom); a short story in SILVER BELLS COLLECTION, a Timeless Romance anthology Alec Halsey Mystery Series Spring 1763 DEADLY ENGAGEMENT (Country house murder and mayhem) Autumn 1763 DEADLY AFFAIR (A poisoned vicar and the mysterious Miranda) Winter 1763 DEADLY PERIL (Bloody intrigue abroad) In progress Summer 1764 DEADLY KIN (Evil lurks in Edinburgh) In progress



Deadly Peril

Deadly Peril Author
ISBN-10 098724308X
Release 2015
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Winter 1763. Alec, Lord Halsey is sent on a diplomatic mission to Midanich, imperial outpost of the Holy Roman Empire, to bargain for the freedom of imprisoned friends. Midanich is a place of great danger and dark secrets; a country at civil war; ruled by a family with madness in its veins. For Alec it is a place of unspeakable memories from which he barely escaped and vowed never to return. But return he must, if he is to save the lives of Emily St. Neots and Sir Cosmo Mahon.In a race against time, Alec and the English delegation journey across the icy wasteland for the castle fortress where Emily and Cosmo are imprisoned. The severe winter weather is as much an enemy as the soldiers of the opposing armies encamped along the way. Awaiting him at his destination is the Margrave and his sister, demanding nothing less than Alec's head on a pike.



Noble Satyr

Noble Satyr Author Lucinda Brant
ISBN-10 9780980801309
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 339
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Winner of the $10,000 Woman's Day/Random House Romantic Fiction Prize. Eighteenth century romance alive with the sexual intrigues of the aristocracy in mid-1700's England and France. Blending accurate history, wit, and a page-turner style in the tradition of regency romances by Georgette Heyer, Mary Balogh, Anne Gracie and Julia Ross '¿¿lucindabrant.com



Salt Bride

Salt Bride Author Lucinda Brant
ISBN-10 192561400X
Release 2017-01-16
Pages 360
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Another delicious Georgian gem from Lucinda Brant: High drama, deep emotion, and witty prose, all deftly sprinkled with historical detail to keep you mesmerized from beginning to end. Immerse yourself in the romance and opulence of her eighteenth century aristocratic world. When the Earl of Salt Hendon marries squire's daughter Jane Despard, Society is aghast. But Jane and Salt share a secret past of heartache and mistrust. They are forced into a marriage neither wants; the Earl to honor a dying man's wish, Jane to save her stepbrother from financial ruin. Beautiful inside and out, the patient and ever optimistic Jane believes love conquers all; the Earl will take some convincing. Enter Diana St. John, who has been living in a fool's paradise believing she would be the next Countess of Salt Hendon. She will go to extreme lengths, even murder, to hold Salt's attention. Can the newlyweds overcome past prejudices and sinister opposition to fall in love all over again? As the plot develops and darkens you realize the imagery is spectacular. If you've never met true evil just wait 'till you meet Diana St. John; definitely made me a fan. --SWurman: 5 STAR TOP PICK Night Owl Reviews. A love story that fans of historical romance will relish. The rakish and raucous character of the period is contrasted superbly with the sophistication of the age. --Fiona Ingram: 5 STARS Readers' Favorite. Brant's talent is undeniable and dare I admit... I enjoyed Salt Bride more than many of Georgette Heyer's own beloved works and that is high praise indeed. --Courtney Webb: Stiletto Storytime. 2015 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree, 2011 Australian Romance Readers Awards Finalist. Full-length novel (117,000 words, about 460 standard pages). Parental Guidance Recommended (mild sensuality). Classic romance with a modern voice, similar to Regency noir.



Autumn Duchess

Autumn Duchess Author Lucinda Brant
ISBN-10 9780980801354
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 362
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Brant's writing is incredibly evocative, emotional, and a treat for the senses —Annette Blair, NY Times bestselling author Roxton Family Saga Book 2: Antonia and Jonathon’s Happily Ever After 1770s England: Treat, the ancestral home of the dukes of Roxton. Antonia, Dowager Duchess of Roxton, has mourned the loss of her duke for three long years. Her grief is all-consuming. Then into her life steps a most unconventional man. Jonathon Strang, East India merchant and widower, lets nothing stand in the way of success, in business or in pleasure. On spying Antonia, Jonathon is immediately smitten. He sees a beautiful woman who has not only lost the love of her life, and her exalted position in society, but is bullied, badgered, and totally misunderstood. She needs someone to talk to and a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Antonia’s opinion of Jonathon is less charitable. Insufferably arrogant. Overbearing. Dangerous. She must keep her distance. Better still, she will ignore him and pretend they had never been introduced. Widely regarded a classic and a rule breaker, Autumn Duchess is a rare example of a much-loved heroine’s second chance at love in the autumn of her life. Deeply emotional and uplifting, this stand-alone story takes the Roxton Family saga into the bold new future of the next generation, led by Antonia’s son, the 6th Duke of Roxton. Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Finalist, RONE Awards Finalist, and B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree. Character-driven romantic adventure Non explicit (mild sensuality) Story length 131,000 words (not including bonus material)



The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins

The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins Author Antonia Hodgson
ISBN-10 9780544715943
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 352
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A lively tale of “pitch-perfect suspense” set in eighteenth-century England—one of Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Crime/Mystery Novels of the Year. Winner of the CWA Historical Dagger Award London, 1728. Tom Hawkins is headed to the gallows, accused of murder. Gentlemen don’t hang, and Tom will be damned if he’s the first—he is innocent, after all. It’s hard to say when Tom’s troubles began. He was happily living in sin with his beloved—though their neighbors weren’t happy about that. He probably shouldn’t have told London’s great criminal mastermind that he was in need of adventure. Nor should he have joined the king’s mistress in her fight against her vindictive husband. And he definitely shouldn’t have trusted the calculating Queen Caroline. She’s promised him a royal pardon if he holds his tongue, but there’s nothing more silent than a hanged man. Now Tom’s scrambling to save his life and protect those he loves. But as the noose tightens, his time is running out.



Dair Devil

Dair Devil Author Lucinda Brant
ISBN-10 1502344041
Release 2014-11-21
Pages 454
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Opposites attract. Appearances can deceive. A dashing and rugged facade hides the vulnerable man within. He will gamble with his life, but never his heart. Always the observer, never the observed, her fragility hides conviction. She will risk everything for love. One fateful night they collide. The attraction is immediate, the consequences profound... London and Hampshire, 1777: The story of Alisdair 'Dair' Fitzstuart; nobleman, ex-soldier, and rogue, and Aurora 'Rory' Talbot; spinster, pineapple fancier, and granddaughter of England's Spymaster General, and how they fall in love. Awards for this Book 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Medalist: Romance-Historical 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Finalist: Fiction-Historical Book Details Series: Stand-alone fourth book in the highly acclaimed ROXTON family saga Classification: Parental Guidance Recommended (mild sensuality) Length: Full-length novel (148,000 words, 454 printed pages Edition: First edition Style: Classic romance with a modern voice Connecting Books DAIR DEVIL is a stand-alone novel, but many readers enjoy it as part of a series: Lucinda's characters inhabit the same meticulously-researched 18th Century world and all books cross-reference people and events throughout. You can explore the details and delve deeper into the history within each book by visiting LucindaBrantAuthor on Pinterest. Should you wish to read the books in chronological order, here is the sequence: Roxton Family Saga 1740s NOBLE SATYR (Renard and Antonia) 1760s MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE (Julian and Deb) 1770s AUTUMN DUCHESS (Antonia and Jonathon) 1770s DAIR DEVIL (Dair and Rory) 1770s PROUD MARY (Mary and Christopher) In progress 1780s SATYR'S SON (Henri-Antoine and Lisa) In progress Salt Hendon Series 1763 SALT BRIDE (Magnus and Jane) 1767 SALT REDUX (Antony and Caroline) 1767 A FAIRY CHRISTMAS (Kitty and Tom); a short story in SILVER BELLS COLLECTION, a Timeless Romance anthology Alec Halsey Mystery Series Spring 1763 DEADLY ENGAGEMENT (Country house murder and mayhem) Autumn 1763 DEADLY AFFAIR (A poisoned vicar and the mysterious Miranda) Winter 1763 DEADLY PERIL (Bloody intrigue abroad) In progress Summer 1764 DEADLY KIN (Evil lurks in Edinburgh) In progress Reviews "Book four in an unsurpassed series of historical romances. Hard for me to choose a favorite so far but DAIR DEVIL is going to be hard to top. It starts as a joyous romp and evolves into a mesmerizing page turner. Any fan of historical romance is sure to fall in love with this series and by extension its author Lucinda Brant." -- SWurman: 5 STAR Top Pick Night Owl Reviews "Lucinda Brant delights her fans with another passionate romance. The story encompasses politics and intrigue, both at home and abroad, and also the secrets and lies of a great and powerful family." -- Fiona Ingram: 5 STARS, a Readers' Favorite International Book Award Medalist



Proud Mary

Proud Mary Author Lucinda Brant
ISBN-10 1925614026
Release 2018-03-04
Pages 476
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Lucinda Brant's writing is evocative, emotional, and a treat for the senses --Annette Blair, New York Times bestselling author Roxton Family Saga: Mary and Christopher's Happily Ever After 1770s Gloustershire and Hampshire. Widowed and destitute, Lady Mary Cavendish is left with only her pride. Daughter of an earl and great-granddaughter to a Stuart king, expectations demand she remarry. But not just any man will do; her husband must rank among the nobility. As always, Mary will do her duty and ignore her heart. Country squire Christopher Bryce has secretly loved his neighbor Mary for many years. Yet, he is resigned to the cruel reality they are not social equals and thus can never share a future together. Never mind that his scandalous past and a heartbreaking secret make him thoroughly unworthy of such a proud beauty. But with the help of a family ghost, and the never ordinary members of the Roxton family, a happily ever after might just be possible. "I was totally captivated. Another superb book to add to an equally superb series. If you have not yet read these books, then you have many hours of wonderful storytelling to look forward to..." --Carol Cork Rakes And Rascals HIGHLY RECOMMENDED STELLAR 5 STARS "While Proud Mary can be read as a standalone, there is much more pleasure to be had by reading the series and learning to know and love this family as much as I and many other readers have. Each book has been a joy to read, and I cannot recommend them highly enough." --Lady Wesley Romantic Historical Reviews, Rated 5 STARS "A love story of unrequited love and passion. If we've learned anything in the previous Roxton Family tales, love has a way of conquering all stereotypes and norms. PROUD MARY carries on the tradition of endearing and engaging works of art by Lucinda Brant."--SWurman, Night Owl Reviews 5 STARS TOP PICK Romance. Drama. Family secrets. There's never a dull moment for the 18th Century's first family... 152,000 words Non-explicit, mild sensuality Connecting Books Many readers enjoy Lucinda Brant's books as part of a wider series since her characters inhabit the same meticulously-researched 18th Century world with people and events cross-referenced throughout. Should you wish to read each series in chronological order, here is the sequence: Roxton Family Saga 1740s NOBLE SATYR (Renard and Antonia) 1760s MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE (Julian and Deb) 1770s AUTUMN DUCHESS (Antonia and Jonathon) 1770s DAIR DEVIL (Dair and Rory) 1770s PROUD MARY (Mary and Christopher) 1780s SATYR'S SON (Henri-Antoine and Lisa) ETERNALLY YOURS: Roxton Letters Volume One FOREVER REMAIN: Roxton Letters Volume Two Salt Hendon Series 1763 SALT BRIDE (Magnus and Jane) 1767 SALT REDUX (Antony and Caroline) SALT HENDON COLLECTION -- with bonus novella SALT ANGEL Alec Halsey Mysteries Spring 1763 DEADLY ENGAGEMENT (Country house mayhem) Autumn 1763 DEADLY AFFAIR (The mysterious Miranda) Winter 1763 DEADLY PERIL (Bloody intrigue abroad) Summer 1764 DEADLY KIN (Coming soon)



What A Rogue Wants

What A Rogue Wants Author Julie Johnstone
ISBN-10
Release 2013-06-10
Pages 310
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Lady Madelaine Aldridge might be the worst lady-in-waiting to ever grace King George III’s court. An oddball who prefers archery to embroidery and honesty to deception, she earns the dislike of the Queen, the cruelty of the other ladies-in-waiting and the advances of a lecherous scoundrel who wants to seduce her. Her father is threatening an arranged marriage unless she finds a proper husband―a task that seems hopeless until Lord Grey Adlard rides into court. Grey Adlard lives up to his reputation as a dangerous rake when he proposes Madelaine meet him in the stables for a tumble. Yet when she needs a protector the most, Grey offers his services and vows he wants to court her. Wary yet intrigued by the mystery he presents, Madelaine slowly allows Grey to capture her confidence and then her heart. Things seem perfect until her father is imprisoned for plotting against the King and Madelaine learns Grey is not simply the handsome aristocrat he pretends to be but a cunning spy. As King George III sinks deeper into insanity, Madelaine must prove her father’s innocence in order to save his life. With the future of England hanging in the balance and a ruthless murderer hunting them Grey and Madelaine engage in a clash of wills and a battle fraught with suspicion, secrets, betrayal and two hearts that cannot deny the impossible, irresistible love between them.



Married to a Perfect Stranger

Married to a Perfect Stranger Author Jane Ashford
ISBN-10 9781492601913
Release 2015-03-03
Pages 384
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Brand new Regency romance from RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award Nominee Jane Ashford Time and distance have changed them both... Quiet and obliging, Mary Fleming and John Bexley marry to please their families and John immediately leaves on a two-year diplomatic mission. Now John is back, and everything they thought they knew about each other was wrong... It's disconcerting, irritating-and somehow all very exciting... Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca! "Charm, intrigue, humor and just the right touch of danger." -RT Book Reviews, on Charmed and Dangerous "Jane Ashford is an excellent writer-her prose is a joy to read." -Regency Retro Reads "Jane Ashford's romances are bewitching, filled with those elements that delight a reader: good story, intrigue and dynamic tension." -Romance Communications



The Viking s Apprentice

The Viking s Apprentice Author Kevin McLeod
ISBN-10 1484113683
Release 2013-04-13
Pages 240
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Amazon Kindle best seller and number 1 in USA, UK and Canada.What happens in Campbell's Cove, must remain in Campbell's Cove. Campbell's Cove is a town steeped in a rich history of dragons, witches and brave warriors. History tells of one Viking warrior who rose above them all to claim the ultimate prize. Hundreds of years later strange things start happening in the town. Could the Viking stories be true? Has the evil returned? Who can protect the people?When school friends Peter and George take their summer holiday with Peter's Granddad it turns into an adventure that they will never forget. Peter must face a future he could never have dreamed of and learn of a past that has been kept secret for hundreds of years. A fight for friendship and survival and a struggle against an ancient evil that takes them into the caves of Campbell's Cove and beyond.For readers aged 8 and above



Silent in the Grave

Silent in the Grave Author Deanna Raybourn
ISBN-10 9781460393451
Release 2015-08-17
Pages 400
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Return to the beginning of Deanna Raybourn's adored Lady Julia Grey's Victorian mystery series, and be carried off by adventure… "Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. " These ominous words are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests. Julia is outraged when Brisbane visits and suggests that Sir Edward has been murdered. It is a reaction she comes to regret when she discovers the damning paper for herself, and realizes the truth. Determined to bring her husband's murderer to justice, Julia engages the enigmatic Brisbane to help her investigate Edward's demise, following a trail of clues that lead her to even more unpleasant truths, and ever closer to a killer who waits expectantly for her arrival.



Mistress of the Court

Mistress of the Court Author Laura Purcell
ISBN-10 1910183075
Release 2015-08-04
Pages 448
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Orphaned and trapped in an abusive marriage, Henrietta Howard has little left to lose. She stakes everything on a new life in Hanover with its royal family, the heirs to the British throne. Henrietta's beauty and intelligence soon win her the friendship of clever Princess Caroline and her mercurial husband, Prince George. But, as time passes, it becomes clear that friendship is the last thing on the hot-blooded young prince's mind. Dare Henrietta give into his advances and anger her violent husband? Dare she refuse?. Set in the turbulent years of the Hanoverian accession, Mistress of the Court tells the story of the two remarkable women at the centre of George II's reign.



The Duke Can Go to the Devil

The Duke Can Go to the Devil Author Erin Knightley
ISBN-10 9780349410685
Release 2015-07-07
Pages 336
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In the new novel from the bestselling author of The Baron Next Door, May Bradford isn't afraid to play devil's advocate when it comes to a duke . . . After her mother's death, May's sea captain father sends her halfway around the world to live with his stodgy sister in England. The summer festival in Bath made for a lovely distraction, but now she can't wait for her father's return so she can leave behind this country, its suffocating rules and - in particular - one infuriatingly proper nobleman. Because he is the Duke of Radcliffe, William Spencer's whole life revolves around his duties. He never sets foot outside the bounds of proper behavior, and he expects the same of those around him. With her devil-may-care ways, May vexes him nearly as much as she tempts him, but there's something about her that he just can't resist. He knows he's falling hard for her, but with lives that are worlds apart, will they ever be able to find any common ground? This charming, quick-witted Regency romance is a must for fans of Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens and Mary Balogh. 'Delicious humour, [a] dollop of suspense, and delectable characters.' Sabrina Jeffries 'Will delight Regency fans looking to escape London's stuffy ballrooms . . . supremely gratifying.' Publishers Weekly



Rising from the Flames

Rising from the Flames Author Samuel L. Leiter
ISBN-10 0739128183
Release 2009
Pages 429
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This is the first book to describe the way in which the traditional and modern forms of Japanese theater responded to Japan's defeat in World War II. It includes sixteen essays by thirteen specialists demonstrating the triumphs and tribulations of Japanese theater during the Allied Occupation, 1945–1952.