The Scoundrel's Daughter — August 24, 2021
The Scoundrel's Daughter
Book #1 in the new "Brides of Bellaire Gardens" series
Can London’s most reluctant matchmaker find the perfect husband for London’s most reluctant bride? Or will a happily ever after find her instead?
Alice, Lady Charlton, newly-widowed and eager to embrace a life free of her domineering husband is devastated when a scoundrel appears, brandishing letters that could ruin her. To prevent their publication he wants Alice to find a noble husband—a lord!—for his daughter, Lucy.
Alice is forced to agree to his blackmail but when Lucy arrives, she has absolutely no interest in her father’s scheme. A lord, she says, will only look down his nose at her—and she’s having none of that!
Desperate to retrieve the letters, Alice enlists the aid of her handsome young nephew, Gerald, who in turn seeks the help of his former commanding officer, James, Lord Tarrant. James is soon beguiled by the marriage-averse lady and sets out to teach her about love. Meanwhile, Gerald and Lucy strike sparks each time they meet.
To combat the dastardly plot, Alice and Lucy must learn to trust each other. But can Alice put the past behind her and open her heart to love?
The Christmas Bride
I’m delighted to announce that I’ve finally dipped my toe into self-publishing with a brand new Christmas novella. The Christmas Bride is a Chance Sisters’ novella about Blake Ashton, who readers met in The Autumn Bride. It’s a sweet, Regency-era story of forgiveness and redemption — and love.
A chance meeting on a dark highway, a wounded heroine, a hero-in-waiting and Christmas . . .
When Blake Ashton reluctantly returns to England for a business meeting—his first visit in ten years—he learns his partners are getting ready for a big family Christmas in the country. Ash wants none of that. He has just one plan in mind—to show his face, then immediately return to his free and easy life in the Far East.
Making his way to Devon on a freezing dark night, he’s accosted on the road by a footpad. Shots are exchanged and to Ash’s horror he discovers he’s accidentally wounded a girl. Ash can’t leave her bleeding in the road, so he stays and tends her.
Charlotte Underwood, in hiding from an unscrupulous guardian, is battling to support herself and her little brother. Wounded, and helpless in the hands of this handsome stranger, Charley soon realizes her heart is in danger from him too.
Swept into a family Christmas with Max and Abby Davenham, and Abby’s ‘sisters of the heart’—not to mention their imperious aunt, Lady Beatrice—Charley finds the friendship and support her lonely heart craves. And as his feelings for Charley grow, Ash is forced to face up to his own past, and the reason he left England in the first place.
THE CHRISTMAS BRIDE is available as an e-book and a (very cute) paperback from all the usual sites.
Here’s a universal site for the e-book.