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Bright and bubbly eighteen-year-old Lavinia Meadows comes to London with her family to find a husband, following in the footsteps of her elder sister. She thoroughly enjoys herself in the London social whirl but her path is crossed by Sir Nicholas Sinclair, the one person her mother wishes her to avoid as he has the reputation of being the most handsome rake in town. Lavinia's enquiring mind leads her into unexpected situations, surprising Sir Nicholas and making him reconsider his own life. But will he rescue her from the most traumatic adventure of all?
DANCING TO DANGER
Dennis Wright and Joy Turner are next-door friends. With their youth and plans for the future, life promises to be rosy, but there is an awaiting tragedy which impacts on their respective dreams. They are both severely affected, Joy particularly so. Dennis feels he is responsible for what happened and is guilt-ridden. As a result, and with much heart-searching, he feels obliged to -'re-route' his life by sacrificing his own ambitions. The steps he takes to this end are overwhelmingly drastic, and with a good measure of uncertainty on his part they seem to lead him to the entrance of a long dark tunnel. There is no turning back, however, and he can do no other than negotiate the course he has chosen, but it is a difficult and rocky journey through the blackness. Will there ever be a chink of light?
Tremarrow, a period romance is set in the nineteen-sixties and follows on from Julie’s Meadow. Julie and Sarah are both pregnant; Julie’s love still shines through. Tremarrow has a few new characters that come to the village, some more welcome than others. One in particular has a very sad tale to tell. The story is based around the wicked Rupert who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his and Sarah’s Mother. But has he found a loophole that will get him out of gaol? A lot happens around the village before we find out.
HOUSE OF DREAMS
Kate Elliss tries to be fair to everyone but no one seems to return the favour. When she is left in penury after her father's death, she seeks employment to support herself and her two faithful, elderly servants. Unused to servitude, and with an attitude somewhat inappropriate to her position, she realises that she has found her house of dreams - unfortunately it belongs to her employer (who is mystified by her polished and sophisticated gifts). Then her vengeful brother Daniel turns up and her situation becomes even more precarious.
TALAVERA: TONGUED WITH FIRE
The discovery of an old portrait of a Cavalry Officer in the uniform of Regency times, changes Audrey Hunter’s life for ever. The past reaches out to her with an intensity she cannot possibly ignore. The secure tranquility of her pleasant family life is threatened. She must find depths of courage such as she never imagined she could possess. To be without the golden soldier boy whose love searches for her through time seems to be an impossible decision.
TROUBLED BY LOVE
Two men meet in a pub, one a psychotherapist, the other, friend and confidante, a priest. The former, Frank Appleton, is fraught with the pains of unrequited love. The latter, Fr. Alec, is increasingly and disturbingly haunted by the activities of a serial rapist - an antagonist who bears a peculiar grudge against the Roman Catholic church. The story tells how each man is variously affected by the unfolding crimes and the powerful personality of their sinister perpetrator. This novel is unusual in that it eschews a straightforward narrative and evolves for the most part through the letters and diary of the counselling protagonist. By adopting the perspective of 'the wounded healer' the author is able to give added immediacy to the impact of the criminal and to explore as he does so various themes: these include the viability of faith in the modern world, the potential for evil and madness when integrity becomes compromised, and the endeavour to maintain a sexual ethic in a secular environment. Of interest to all who have suffered love's troubles, this book will hold special appeal for those affected by the ambiguities of religion and who yet strive towards a spiritual goal.
WHILE THE LION SLEEPS
Mary Rose Hal
While the Lion Sleeps is an evocative and at times disturbing story of colonial Africa, set in Kenya under the shadow of Uhuru.
With the third book set around the golden plains and hills of her beloved Kenya, the author completes a trilogy to form an African version of the Forsyte Saga. While the Lion Sleeps continues the story where Whispering Grass left off.
THE RELUCTANT SQUIRE
An eighteenth century tale of romance and intrigue in the spirit of Jane Austen!
As a younger son, Jack Langford did not expect to become Squire of Cherrydene. Reluctant to leave his crime-solving work in London, he gradually becomes more involved with the residents of Cherrydene and tries to make up for the neglect of his ancestors. But what does he really want? And will Lucy change his mind?
A DISCERNING WOMAN'S GUIDE TO MANHUNTING
At last, a novel a generation has been waiting for—a Bridget Jones’s Diary for the mature romantic!
Geri Jones, though old enough to be Bridget’s mother, gets a buzz from attending university lectures, while keeping an eye out for that elusive Mr Right. Her best friend has just bagged her man, while her college mate, Gloria, is about to cremate hers. Competition for men is stiff, the outcome often an anti-climax, but Geri persists. Does her barbed tongue disguise a soft heart worth saving? Who is brave enough to find out? Her attempts to find happiness via personal ads, introduction agencies and cyber-dating prove unsuccessful, but she garners enough information about middle aged men to write a thesis on them! Her refreshing honesty and dauntless courage prove that she empathises with all women, everywhere.
WATCH THE WALL MY DARLING
This story is based loosely on the lives of the author's great, great, great, grandfathers, John Andrew and James Law. Both were well known smugglers in the late 18th and early 19th Century, and operated at the same time on the north Yorkshire coast between Scarborough and the Tees estuary.
THE SCENT OF RAIN
A gripping blend of fact and fiction. The survival of a wild life Journalist and a Geologist in the wildest part of the African bush leads to a romance filled with irony and humour.
Katie was a shy and sensitive lass when she was a young girl living in Scotland, and when her father died her mother took to America to live with her cousins in Louisiana. When war broke out in 1861 between the north and south, Katie moved to New Orleans, where she found love and intrigue and danger-after meeting the dashing and handsome Captain Clark Boyd who's loyalty lay with the south rather than marriage.
While this novel recreates the terrifying times of the plague and the great fire of London, the chief interest centres around the affectionate, vulnerable yet resourceful young woman, Tansy, who brings alive the past era with disarming humanity. The fair-haired, blue-eyed heiress, cheated out of her inheritance, nevertheless wins the hearts of the common people and the heir of a Scottish estate.
BEHIND THE SMILE
A woman in Nova Scotia struggles through disappointment and adversity for acceptance and love denied her as a child. Hope springs eternal, and faith, determination and a sense of humour is what she clings to as she keeps reaching for tomorrow.
INTRIGUE AND ELEGANCE
An eighteenth tale of romance set against a background of spies, plots and conspiracy.
A ROSE AND A STAR: A HISTORICAL NOVEL
A romantic historical novel in two parts, covering two generations, recreating a bygone age of gypsies, landed estates, smugglers and highway robbers. The age is resuscitated with convincing dramatic tension—from the intrigue and shady dealings of a country estate to the theatrical, sophisticated yet sometimes bawdy life of London.
THE CROWS ARE CRYING
This is a heart-warming story that conjures up the magic of a Hebridean island in a bygone age at the turn of the century, and follows the heroine's adventures and trials on the mainland, in Glasgow and a farm, before returning to the island where her destiny unfolds in a surprise ending.
Set in 18880s Texas, Gunfire is a gripping tale of passion, ambition and betrayal.
Mary Rose Hall
Whispering Grass, like Selengai before it, evokes that delightful time of colonial stability when farmers and British settlers planned and schemed in what is now a lost world - a world that was eventually swept away by the winds of change that culminated in Uhuru.
JOURNEY TOWARDS A DREAM
This story is based on what a lot of us feel when our children flee the nest! Life is a journey. At the beginning Carol has a dream, which is something many of us have and fulfil, depending upon circumstances. The big question is—will we achieve, in the end, what starts out as a dream?
A JOURNEY OF PROMISE
The decision to leave the comforts of Promise, in rural Guyana, behind, with everything that had become dear to Gillian Honey, came at a pivotal time in her life. This is the story of a young woman who follows her destiny to become a nurse and realise her dreams.
Another fast moving historical and adventure story by the author of Talley Girl, this time set in Charleston, South Carolina and the west of England during the eighteenth century.
WALKING THE IMP'S PATH
Historical romance set in Lincoln in the eighteenth century. Fast moving, colourful and the story gives insight into characters across the social spectrum.
A fast moving historical and adventure story—and romance—set in Wales and North Devon during the eighteenth century.
True Colours is a thick, sexy book, about falling in love with the wrong person, but also demonstrates that happiness can come in so many different packages.
Historical romance set in and around Bath in the mid eighteenth century. Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer readers will love it.
THE SPIRIT OF ECSTASY
This is a romance based on computer dating. Richard Vance, a nuclear physicist from South Africa, visits Britain armed with three names he received from Compudate, a computer dating agency -- and he is suitably mis-matched! The fact that one of the dates appears to know a lot more of weapon-grade enriched uranium than is likely for a district nurse adds an element of intrigue.
HATSHEPSUT: THE FEMININE PHARAOH
A spellbinding account of a queen of ancient Egypt, imperious and daunting, tamed by her royal chancellor, gentle yet fiercely independent, whose love for her was everlasting.
THE THRONE OF PHARAOHS
This colourful tale of intrigue, love and lust, ruthless cruelty and power in the time of the Pharaohs, will hold you spellbound. The explicit scenes of violence, human sacrifice and exotic sensuality weave a magic that will keep you entranced until the final page.
KINGDOM OF THE SUN
Set in ancient Egypt, this is a love story, tender and at the same time erotic and sensitive, that will enchant and captivate the reader—with its splendour of historical detail and explicit, unflinchingly sanguine portrayal of a time notorious for its savagery and cruelty.
SONG OF THE NILE
An enchanting and endearing love story, tender yet erotic, set in the sensual splendour and ruthless brutality of ancient Egypt.
Elsie MacMillan Young and Humphrey Muller
At 13 Laura enters service as a kitchen maid in Millfield Hall. The Mistress is soon enamoured of her, promotes her to ladies maid and gives her a magnificent brooch as a token of her affection. When Laura trains as a nurse after the outbreak of the Great War she is raped by a shell-shocked officer. This sets in motion a sequence of events that lead her to harbour a terrible secret by the time World War II breaks out.
LOVE IN A NUTBAG
Love in a Nutbag presents a combination of literary and intellectual as well as sexual and romantic interest. The story is a “parallel montage” in the lives of two women —— the modern granddaughter and the dead grandmother, suggesting how the two lives are bound together in a common quest for those epiphanies, or moments of intense (often sexual) fulfillment, that come out of the “nutbag” that our otherwise humdrum and prosaic lives occasionally present to us.
LOVE AT MY FINGERTIPS
This book has it all—Mystery, Murder, and Romance! The romance that begins with an erotic Internet correspondence will lead you irresistibly into a story of lust, suspense, love and intrigue. The author's characters come alive, but are the two lovers real? You decide!
ABIDING LOVE: THE STRENGTH OF TWO HEARTS
Jean J Dion
This thriller-romance is the sequel of Love at my Fingertips and will touch your very heart and soul as never before! It’s a love story full of surprises!