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Catherine N. Downs (March 3, 1926 – December 8, 1976) was an American film actress. Biography Downs was born in Port Jefferson, New York. She was the daughter of James Nelson Downs and Edna Elizabeth Newman.A former Vogue cover model, she was brought to Hollywood in 1944 by a 20th Century-Fox talent scout. The studio initially used her as a model, giving her limited opportunities to act.She began her film career with small roles in State Fair (1945) and The Dolly Sisters (1945). In 1946, she played the title role in My Darling Clementine and Clifton Webb's unfaithful wife in The Dark Corner. Following the success of My Darling Clementine, Downs was cast in a prison drama For You I Die (1947), an Abbott and Costello comedy The Noose Hangs High, and several Western films. In 1947, Downs was inexplicably dropped by Fox and was never employed by another major studio. In 1949, she participated in a later famous Life magazine photo layout, in which she posed with other up-and-coming actresses, Marilyn Monroe, Lois Maxwell, Suzanne Dalbert, Laurette Luez, Jane Nigh, and Enrica Soma. By the early 1950s, she was appearing in low-budget films, including some science-fiction (sci-fi) stories, including the 1958 sci-fi/fantasy Missile to the Moon. She appeared in a television episode of The Lone Ranger in 1952. She portrayed Ann Howe in the syndicated TV series The Joe Palooka Story (1954). In 1959, she portrayed "Amelia Roberts" in the episode "Marked Deck" (S1E21) of the western TV series Bat Masterson. Downs worked sporadically on TV during the 1960s, with her final appearance in 1965 on Perry Mason as murder victim and title character Millicent Barton in "The Case of the Hasty Honeymooner". Downs eventually abandoned acting at age 40 and remained unemployed for the rest of her life. She is now a cult-figure among sci-fi fans for her work in these Poverty Row epics.Downs has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to television, at 6646 Hollywood Boulevard. Personal life On October 8, 1949, in Las Vegas, Downs married Joe Kirkwood Jr., who played the character Joe Palooka in films and on TV. The couple divorced on February 24, 1955. On July 21, 1956, Downs married Robert M. Brunson, an electronics executive. They divorced on July 29, 1963.In 1976, her former husband, Joe Kirkwood Jr., learned Downs was in dire financial straits. He was reportedly setting up a trust fund for her when he learned she had died of cancer at the age of 50.She is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, California. Filmography References External links Cathy Downs at IMDb Cathy Downs at Find a Grave. Discover the Cathy Maxwell popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Cathy Maxwell books.

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You and No Other book summary, reviews and downlod

You and No Other

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The constraints of quiet widowhood have become too much for Lady Caroline Pearson to bear—especially now that her brother-in law has idiotically, and illegally, gambled away her house. Bol...

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Ritorno in famiglia

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Un duca all'altare 2 Londra, 1812. Il ritorno di Jack Whitridge in Inghilterra e in famiglia dopo tanti anni di lontananza non potrebbe essere più burrascos...

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In the Bed of a Duke

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The distressed traveler Charlotte Cameron encounters on a rainy Scottish night is absolutely the worst man she could have invited into her carriage! It is Phillip Maddox, the reprehensible D...

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When Dreams Come True

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Everyone knew the Earl of Penhollow needed a wife, so one thunderous night the villagers gathered together to ask the ocean to deliver a bride to the bachelor lord . . .When Pier...

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The Bride Says No

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with The Brides of Wishmore.What happens when a bride says no?He is the bastard son of a duke, arrogant, ...

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A Scandalous Marriage

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Leah Carrollton had dreams of meeting—and marrying—the perfect man. Then a scandalous affair ended in abandonment, and she left London rather than face her disgrace. With no one to turn ...

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Temptation of a Proper Governess

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Society dictates that a governessshould be modest, quiet, and keep to herself.She should never contradict her employer.And, above all, she must not attract the attent...

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The Scottish Witch: The Chattan Curse

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Local legend has it that any male of the Chattan family who falls in love will die—which is the basis for the marvelous historical romance series by New York Times bestselling author Cathy...

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The Match of the Century

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In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell's glittering new series, wedding bells are ringing… until the return of a rake throws a bride's plans— and heart—into a tailspin

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The Lady Is Tempted

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USA Today bestselling author Cathy Maxwell delivers another passionate romance in which marriage is based on convenience not love, and only desire can get in the way."There ...

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Lyon's Bride: The Chattan Curse

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“Maxwell mixes humor with meticulous characterization to create memorable stories.”—Publishers WeeklyWith Lyon’s Bride, New York Times and USA Today bestselling aut...

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Bedding the Heiress

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When a loathsome rake steals one of her most cherished family heirlooms—and nearly her virtue as well!—Francesca Dunroy devises the perfect plan to put him in his place. At a ball being ...

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Chattan Curse

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The Seduction of Scandal

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The Seduction of Scandal—the fifth book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s Scandals and Seduction historical romance series—is a thrilling tale complete...

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Because of You

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Is a reckless rogue worthy of thelove of an innocent enchantress? Pretty Samantha Northrup knows it isher duty to marry—but the chaste Englishvicar’s daughter secretly desire...

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All Things Beautiful

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A classic romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathy Maxwell.I believe the most difficult challenge any of us encounter in life is overcoming ot...

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The Wedding Wager

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From New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell comes a romance about a headstrong young lady determined to marry . . .Mary Gates longs to restore the family stables to thei...

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Terzo appuntamento all'altare

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Un duca all'altare 3 Londra, inizi '800 Per due volte Gavin Whitridge, Duca di Baynton, è stato a un passo dall'altare, e per due volte è stato lasciato. ...

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Her First Desire

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If you love Lenora Bell and Tessa Dare, you’ll love the next book in New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s Logical Man’s Society series about a delicious battle of the sexe...

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Lyon's Bride and The Scottish Witch with Bonus Material

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Two great full-length novels in The Chattan Curse series together in one set from NY Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell. Includes never before seen "behind the book" info, photos from th...

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A Little Thing Called Love

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Grandmother, grandmother, who shall it beWho shall it be who will marry me?Duke, Earl, a powerful marquess?When my heart is given to Fyclan Morris…In New York...

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His Christmas Pleasure

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell gifts historical romance lovers with a steamy and sensational Christmas present: His Christmas Pleasure, the fourth book in her popular Scanda...

Keine Duchess für den Earl? book summary, reviews and downlod

Keine Duchess für den Earl?

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Schon mit der kostbaren Perlenkette, die Cassandra trägt, könnte er sein Anwesen retten! Soren York, verarmter Earl of Dewsberry, würde die bürgerliche, überaus vermögende Holwell-Erbi...

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The One That Got Away

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In passionate love stories from four of romance's most prominent authors, meet women who've spent years thinking they've missed their shot at Mr Right – only to discover that fate is handi...

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The Seduction of an English Lady

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To seduce an English lady, a gentleman must always remember to . . .Gaze longingly into her eyes while declaring her beauty . . .Colonel Colin Mandland has wealth, po...

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Schöne Duchess in Gefahr

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Sie gibt ihm den Laufpass? Verblüfft liest Matthew Addison, Duke of Camberly, den Brief seiner Verlobten Willa Reverly. Das darf nicht sein! Er braucht dringend ihre Mitgift, um das verschu...

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Adventures of a Scottish Heiress

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She was determined to marry for love, never expecting that her adventures would lead her to a lifetime of passion.The Runaway HeiressLike many a Regency miss, Lyssa H...

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The Marriage Contract

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He was a man exiled from society - handsome, unpredictable, and proud. Dark rumours surrounded his name. But Anne Burnett had signed a marriage contract binding her to Aiden Black, the Earl ...

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A Match Made in Bed

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Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. They were known as “the Spinster Heiresses” . . .

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A Seduction at Christmas

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She never expected it would come to thisDesperation and an empty stomach forced Fiona Lachlan to agree to a plan that ended up luring the wickedly notorious Duke of Holburn into ...

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Four Dukes and a Devil

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Fall in love with the unpredictable and irresistible dukes (and one dog named Duke) of Four Dukes and a Devil. Join New York Times bestselling authors Cathy Maxwell, Jeaniene Frost, and Trac...

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If Ever I Should Love You

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Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the Marriage Mart a bit too long. They were known as the “Spinster Heiresses” . . . 

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The Bride Says Maybe

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with a delicious new series, The Brides of WishmoreWhat happens when a bride says maybe?She'd once been the to...

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In a Moonlit Garden

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From a New York Times bestselling author and one of the hottest romance writers today, a sexy historical novella set in Regency England—now available exclusively as an eBook....

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Married in Haste

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s classic romance Married in Haste is a fan-favorite marriage-of-convenience tale that resonates with unforgettable passion and love.&...

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The Price of Indiscretion

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathy Maxwell delivers another passionate romance that is sure to delight her dedicated fans and increase her readership.When thre...

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Falling in Love Again

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Hell hath no fury like a bride scorned!Highborn country heiress Mallory Edwards was dutifully fulfilling family obligations when she exchanged marriage vows with a dashing gentle...

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In the Highlander's Bed

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Highland warrior Gordon Lachlan has spent his life fiercely battling the English. Now, to claim victory for his clan, he must retrieve the legendary Sword of the MacKenna from the hands of h...

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The Duke That I Marry

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Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. They were known as “the Spinster Heiresses” . . .

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The Groom Says Yes

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell continues her dazzling series, The Brides of WishmoreHe had a noose around his neck and a price on his head . . . Sabr...

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The Marriage Ring

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The woman who will one day wear Richard Lynsted's ring will be genteel, dainty, and well-bred.This eliminates Grace MacEachin on all three counts. A hellion of the first order, ...

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Treasured Vows

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If you love Lisa Kleypas and Tessa Dare, you will love Cathy Maxwell. Now, her classic romance, filled with love and laughter, has a bold, new look! “Whenever I’m asked which...

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Nightingale

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Fate has brought them together—again. At one time, Jemma meant the world to Dane Pendleton, but then she betrayed their young love.Now Time has turned the tables. D...

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The Earl Claims His Wife

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The Earl Claims His Wife is the latest romance from New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell in her new Scandal and Seductions series, where pride clashes with passion and temptation ...

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The Devil's Heart: The Chattan Curse

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell continues the her popular historical romance series, the Chattan Curse, with The Devil’s Heart.Lady Margret Chattan, one of the ...

Keine Braut für Lord Baynton? book summary, reviews and downlod

Keine Braut für Lord Baynton?

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Alle guten Dinge sind drei? Schon zwei Mal platzte für Gavin, Duke of Baynton, die Hochzeit. Dabei muss er dringend standesgemäß heiraten und einen Erben zeugen! Doch dann sieht er im The...

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The Fairest of Them All

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In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s glittering new series, wedding bells are ringing…but which Whitridge twin is the right groom?The penniless orphan of a di...

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His Secret Mistress

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At the Logical Men’s Society—an exclusive bachelor’s club—brandy flows like water, bawdy stories abound, and a gentleman tempted to marry is always persuaded to reconsider . . .

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A Date at the Altar

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s glittering Marrying the Duke series continues—Twice he has been close to the altar and still no duchess.Will the third time ...

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His Lessons on Love

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s delicious Logical Man’s Guide to Dangerous Women series continues with this provocative romance between a reprobate earl and a sensible ...

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His Lessons on Love MP3 Audiobook

His Lessons on Love

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s delicious Logical Man’s Guide to Dangerous Women series continues with this provocative romance between a reprobate earl and a sensible ...

A Little Thing Called Love MP3 Audiobook

A Little Thing Called Love

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Grandmother, grandmother, who shall it beWho shall it be who will marry me?Duke, Earl, a powerful marquess?When my heart is given to Fyclan Morris…In New York...

Falling in Love Again MP3 Audiobook

Falling in Love Again

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Author Cathy Maxwell's popular romance novels are appreciated for their proud, yet passionate heroines and strong, roguish heroes. Falling in Love Again is set amongst the castles and woodla...

The Bride Says No MP3 Audiobook

The Bride Says No

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with a delicious new series, The Brides of WishmoreWhat happens when a bride says no?He is the bastard son of ...

Adventures of a Scottish Heiress MP3 Audiobook

Adventures of a Scottish Heiress

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Like many a Regency miss, Lyssa Harrell longs for love, but knows her duty lies in marriage. Still, when her father promises her hand to a dissolute but well-connected lord, she does the unt...

Her First Desire MP3 Audiobook

Her First Desire

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If you love Lenora Bell and Tessa Dare, you’ll love the next book in New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s Logical Man’s Society series about a delicious battle o...

Bedding the Heiress MP3 Audiobook

Bedding the Heiress

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When a loathsome rake steals one of her most cherished family heirlooms—and nearly her virtue as well!—Francesca Dunroy devises the perfect plan to put him in his place. At a ball being ...

The Devil's Heart: The Chattan Curse MP3 Audiobook

The Devil's Heart: The Chattan Curse

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell continues the her popular historical romance series, the Chattan Curse, with The Devil’s Heart.Lady Margret Chattan, one of the ...

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Lyon's Bride: The Chattan Curse

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“Maxwell mixes humor with meticulous characterization to create memorable stories.”—Publishers WeeklyWith Lyon’s Bride, New York Times and USA Today bestselling aut...

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A Seduction at Christmas

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She never expected it would come to this.Desperation and an empty stomach forced Fiona Lachlan to agree to a plan that ended up luring the wickedly notorious Duke of Holburn into...

The Bride Says Maybe MP3 Audiobook

The Bride Says Maybe

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with a delicious new series, The Brides of WishmoreWhat happens when a bride says maybe?She'd once been the to...

The Marriage Ring MP3 Audiobook

The Marriage Ring

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The woman who will one day wear Richard Lynsted's ring will be genteel, dainty, and well-bred.This eliminates Grace MacEachin on all three counts. A hellion of the first o...

A Match Made in Bed MP3 Audiobook

A Match Made in Bed

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Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. They were known as “the Spinster Heiresses” . . .

The Wedding Wager MP3 Audiobook

The Wedding Wager

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From New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell comes a romance about a headstrong young lady determined to marry . . .Mary Gates longs to restore the family s...

Married in Haste MP3 Audiobook

Married in Haste

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Millions of fans agree with Romantic Times when it praises Cathy Maxwell for being an author "who understands the human heart and whose stories touch our souls." Her novels are filled...

The Marriage Contract MP3 Audiobook

The Marriage Contract

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Cathy Maxwell writes clever, engaging romances that find the many answers to the question, "Why do people fall in love?" In The Marriage Contract, she journeys to 19th-century Scotland, wher...

A Scandalous Marriage MP3 Audiobook

A Scandalous Marriage

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Cathy Maxwell's popular romances deliver irresistible tales of forbidden desire between exalted people who refuse to be trapped by conventions. In A Scandalous Marriage, j...

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The Earl Claims His Wife: Scandals and Seductions, Book 2

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The Earl Claims His Wife is the latest romance from New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell in her new Scandal and Seductions series, where pride clashes with passion a...

In the Bed of a Duke MP3 Audiobook

In the Bed of a Duke

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The distressed traveler Charlotte Cameron encounters on a rainy Scottish night is absolutely the worst man she could have invited into her carriage! It is Phillip Maddox, the reprehensible D...

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The Fairest of Them All

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In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s glittering new series, wedding bells are ringing…but which Whitridge twin is the right groom?The penniless orphan of a di...

In the Highlander's Bed MP3 Audiobook

In the Highlander's Bed

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Highland warrior Gordon Lachlan has spent his life fiercely battling the English. Now, to claim victory for his clan, he must retrieve the legendary Sword of the MacKenna from the hands of h...

Temptation of a Proper Governess MP3 Audiobook

Temptation of a Proper Governess

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Society dictates that a governess should be modest, quiet, and keep to herself.She should never contradict her employer.And, above all, she must not attract the atten...

The Match of the Century MP3 Audiobook

The Match of the Century

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In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell's glittering new series, wedding bells are ringing… until the return of a rake throws a bride's plans— and heart—into a tailspin

The Groom Says Yes MP3 Audiobook

The Groom Says Yes

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell continues her dazzling series, The Brides of WishmoreHe had a noose around his neck and a price on his head . . .Sabri...

His Secret Mistress MP3 Audiobook

His Secret Mistress

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At the Logical Men’s Society—an exclusive bachelor’s club—brandy flows like water, bawdy stories abound, and a gentleman tempted to marry is always persuaded to reconsider . . .

His Christmas Pleasure MP3 Audiobook

His Christmas Pleasure

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell gifts historical romance lovers with a steamy and sensational Christmas present: His Christmas Pleasure, the fourth book in her popular Scanda...

The Seduction of Scandal MP3 Audiobook

The Seduction of Scandal

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The Seduction of Scandal—the fourth book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathy Maxwell's Scandals and Seduction historical romance series—is a thr...

The Duke That I Marry MP3 Audiobook

The Duke That I Marry

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Once upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. They were known as “the Spinster Heiresses” . . .

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If Ever I Should Love You

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Once upon a time there were three young ladies, who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. They were known as “the Spinster Heiresses” . . . H...

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The Price of Indiscretion: Cameron Sisters, Book 2

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathy Maxwell delivers another passionate romance that is sure to delight her dedicated fans.When three impoverished...

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The Scottish Witch: The Chattan Curse

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Local legend has it that any male of the Chattan family who falls in love will die—which is the basis for the marvelous historical romance series by New York Times bestselling author Cathy...

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A Date at the Altar

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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s glittering Marrying the Duke series continues—Twice he has been close to the altar and still no duchess.Will the third time ...

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