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Cheryl Bolen is an American author, educator and journalist. She is known for writing more than 30 historical romance and romantic suspense novels, many of them set among Regency aristocrats in early 19th century England. Personal background Cheryl Bolen is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. She was born in Los Angeles, California and is the daughter of Al and Betty (née Appleton) Williams, who were divorced in 1959. Later her mother remarried, and Bolen moved with her to Texas in the 1960s. She met her future husband, John Bolen, while they were students at San Jacinto College, and they married during their junior year in college.When her husband went to graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, she enrolled at UT, where she served on the staff of the Daily Texan. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1970 from the University of Texas with a double major in journalism and English. Bolen returned to Houston in 1971 when her husband accepted a teaching position at San Jacinto College. In 1979 she earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Houston at Clear Lake City while being a stay-at-home mother to their two sons. Professional background JournalismWhile pursuing her master's, Bolen worked on a freelance basis, writing news articles for various publication. In 1979, she accepted the position of news editor with the South Belt–Ellington Leader (a suburban Houston newspaper), where she won several awards from the Houston Press Club and Texas Community Newspaper Association for spot news reporting, feature writing, and headline writing. TeachingIn 1985, Bolen left the South Belt Ellington Leader to teach language arts in the Pearland, Texas Independent School District. After teaching for six years, she returned to the Leader, where she remained on staff for six more years. Fiction writingBolen's first romance novel (A Duke Deceived) was published by Harlequin Historical in 1998. For her first novel, she was named Notable New Author by the Ohio Valley Romance Writers of America. She has also written for Kensington Books, Love Inspired Historical, and Montlake Romance, which is a publishing imprint of Amazon.com. Bolen's books have won several awards, including the Holt Medallion and the International Digital Award. In 2011, she began self publishing her out-of-print titles and some originals as eBooks and has consistently been a bestselling author.Since 1993 she has held membership in the RWA and has been awarded the Lady of the Realm award from it Beau Monde chapter which studies Regency England. She also belongs to Novelist Inc. Reviews Her novels have been well received by critics. For example, Patty Engelmann reviewing With His Ring states, "The second in the series focusing on Bath by newcomer Bolen proves to be a winner with its lovable characters and slightly spicy but gentle-hearted story." John Charles reviewing One Golden Ring says, "A marriage of convenience turns passionate in Bolen's latest sinfully sexy Regency, which the author skillfully wraps up in a nice bit of Christmas cheer." Literary awards A Duke Deceived – Finalist for Best First Book, Holt Medallion 1999; Cheryl named Notable New Author 1999 With His Ring – Finalist Best Historical, Texas Gold 2003 An Improper Proposal – Finalist Best Historical, Texas Gold 2005 Counterfeit Countess – Finalist Best Historical Mystery, Daphne du Maurier 2006 One Golden Ring – Best Historical, Holt Medallion 2006 My Lord Wicked – Best Historical eBook, International Digital Awards 2011 With His Lady's Assistance – Finalist Best Historical eBook, International Digital Awards 2011 The Earl's Bargain – Finalist Best Historical eBook, International Digital Awards 2011 Christmas at Farley Manor – Best Novella, 2011 Romance Through the Ages The Theft Before Christmas – Finalist Best Historical eBook, International Digital Awards 2014 A Christmas in Bath – Finalist Best Historical eBook, International Digital Awards 2014 Oh What A (Wedding) Night – Finalist Best Historical eBook, International Digital Awards 2016Published works Single Historical (set in Regency England)A Duke Deceived (Harlequin Historical, 1998: ISBN 978-0-373290-06-2) My Lord Wicked (ISBN 978-1-939602-08-4, 2011) The Earl's Bargain (ISBN 978-1-939602-07-7, 2011) His Lordship's Vow (ISBN 978-1-939602-10-7, 2012)World War II Love StoryIt Had to Be You (ISBN 978-1-478129-77-6, 2011)Brides of Bath Series (set in Regency England)The Bride Wore Blue (Kensington, 2002: ISBN 978-1-491025-49-9, Author Re-Issue 2013) With His Ring (Kensington, 2002: ISBN 978-1-491030-33-2, Author Re-Issue 2013) A Fallen Woman (Kensington, 2002) (eBook retitled The Bride's Secret ISBN 978-1-491042-77-9, Author Re-Issue 2013) An Improper Proposal (Kensington, 2004) (eBook retitled To Take This Lord ISBN 978-1-491042-93-9, Author Re-Issue 2013) Love In The Library (ISBN 978-1-939602-21-3, 2014) Christmas in Bath (ISBN 978-1-939602-16-9, 2014)Brazen Brides Series (set in Regency England)Counterfeit Countess (Kensington, 2005: ISBN 978-0-821777-89-3) One Golden Ring (Kensington, 2005) Lady Sophia's Rescue (ISBN 978-1-939602-11-4, 2011 eBook novella) Marriage of Inconvenience (Love Inspired Historical, 2012) Miss Hastings' Excellent London Adventure (ISBN 978-1-939602-69-5, 2017) A Birmingham Family Christmas (ISBN 978-1-939602-77-0, 2017)House of Haverstock Series (set in Regency England)A Lady by Chance (Kensington, 2000: ISBN 978-1-484975-02-2, Author Re-Issue 2013) "Duchess by Mistake" (ISBN 978-1-939602-33-6, Book 2 in the series, 2015) "Countess By Coincidence" (ISBN 978-1-939602-35-0, Book 3 in the series, 2015) "Ex-Spinster By Christmas" (ISBN 978-1-939602-57-2, Book 4 in the series, 2016)Historical Anthologies/NovellasFourth of July Picnic (Kensington, ISBN 978-0-821777-56-5, 2004) A Summer to Remember (ISBN 978-1-939602-17-6, 2012) Christmas Brides (ISBN 978-1-491050-97-2, 2012) Pride and Prejudice Sequels (ISBN 978-1-939602-53-4, 2016)Regent Mysteries (set in Regency England)With His Lady's Assistance (ISBN 978-1-475165-98-2, 2011) A Most Discreet Inquiry (ISBN 978-1-482538-65-6, 2012) The Theft Before Christmas (ISBN 978-1-493593-35-4, 2013) An Egyptian Affair (ISBN 978-1-939602-41-1, 2015)Lords of EtonThe Portrait of Lady Wycliff (ISBN 978-1-939602-87-9, 2018) The Earl, the Vow, and the Plain Jane (ISBN 978-1-939602-91-6, 2018)Contemporary Romantic Suspense (Texas Heroines in Peril)Protecting Britannia (ISBN 978-1-481109-34-5, 2012) Capitol Offense (ISBN 978-1-939602-15-2, 2012) A Cry in the Night (ISBN 978-1-939602-14-5, 2012) Murder at Veranda House (ISBN 978-1-491208-32-8, 2012)Inspirational Historical Romance (set in Regency England)Marriage of Inconvenience (2012, Love Inspired Historical, Harlequin)Amazon Serial (contemporary romantic suspense)Falling for Frederick January–April 2013 (Montlake Romance, ISBN 978-1-611099-68-3)Non-FictionEngland's Stately Homes .... 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A Duke Deceived book summary, reviews and downlod

A Duke Deceived

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Was Beauty to be Her Burden? The unexpected and overwhelming proposal of marriage by Richard Moncrief, the Duke of Radcliff, was a dream come true to dowryless Bonny Barbara Alla...

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A Most Discreet Inquiry

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Humorous Regency Romance Mystery It all started quite innocently when Lady Daphne Chalmers's duchess sister came to her sleuthing sibling for help in retrieving love letters she...

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Ex-Solterona para Navidad

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Siempre pragmática, Lady Caroline Ponsby ha perdido la esperanza en recibir una propuesta de matrimonio de Christopher Perry, el adinerado hombre que ha adorado durante casi dos años. Ella...

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The Theft Before Christmas

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When the theft of the Regent's Michelangelo has the potential to set off an international incident, he believes his best chance of recovering it before the donor's Christmas Eve visit is to ...

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The Bride Wore Blue

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For six long years Thomas Moreland has dreamed of the beautiful young noblewoman who rescued him from death. While amassing his fortune in India, not a day passed he did not recall Felicity'...

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The Bride's Secret

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Since his commanding officer in the Peninsula took a bullet meant for him, James Moore, now the Earl of Rutledge, feels responsible for the dead man's young son and the boy's exquisite mothe...

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Lady By Chance

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Manipulated into a marriage of convenience to prove their patriotism, Anna and Charles, the Marquess of Haverstock, question each other's loyalties. But there's no question that Anna's silke...

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Miss Darcy's New Companion

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As the Darcys are about to embark on their wedding trip to Italy, they lose the capable service of Miss Darcy's long-time companion. What will they do? They cannot leave dear Georgiana witho...

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An Egyptian Affair

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A fresh romance with each new mystery . . .   While Captain Jack Dryden would lay down his life for the Regent, he draws the line at endangering his wife in the dar...

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Counterfeit Countess

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Daphne du Maurier award finalist for Best Historical Mystery<br> “This story is full of romance and suspense. . . No one can resist a novel written by Cheryl Bolen. Her writing ...

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A Birmingham Family Christmas

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When spinster Annabelle Lippencott is invited by her cousin, Emma Birmingham, to spend Christmas with the extended Birmingham Family, little does she expect to find Spencer Woodruff, the man...

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With His Ring

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Cheryl Bolen does it again! There is laughter, and the interaction of the characters pulls you right into the book. 4 Stars – Romantic Times magazine Glee Pembroke has turned d...

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A Summer to Remember

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Award-winning, multi-published author Cheryl Bolen turns her attention away from the British Isles to craft three achingly romantic tales set in nineteenth-century America.THE FOUR-LEA...

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The Brides of Bath Series

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The 6-Book Brides of Bath Series The Bride Wore Blue  Felicity Harrison reluctantly agrees to help Thomas Moreland, a rich nabob, and his sister integrate into...

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Countess by Coincidence

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Two staggering coincidences result in the marriage of the reckless young Earl of Finchley and Lady Margaret Ponsby, a shy duke's daughter who's worshipped him from afar. . . C...

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His Lady Deceived

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Lady Sarah Milton’s spinsterhood is not because she hasn’t  received proposals of marriage. Her beauty and dowry have attracted many. It’s just that the men who have propos...

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The Earl, the Vow, and the Plain Jane

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Please Note: This is an expanded version of a very similar book published under the title His Lordship's Vow.Bereft of beauty as well as fortune, the exceedingly plain Miss Ja...

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Miss Hastings' Excellent London Adventure

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Having never left Upper Barrington in her twenty years, orphan Miss Emma Hastings is  overjoyed when the uncle she's never met invites her to come live with him in London. Everything ab...

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The Portrait of Lady Wycliff

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For the past decade Harry, the Earl of Wycliff, has worked feverishly to reclaim all that his father had lost. Only one item remains elusive: the Gainsborough portrait of his beloved mother....

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Dama por Casualidad

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Dama por Casualidad por Cheryl BolenUn matrimonio de conveniencia se vuelve apasionado en la Monarquía Inglesa.Dama por CasualidadManipulados en un matri...

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To Take This Lord

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George Pembroke, the Viscount Sedgewick, is a man bent on self-destruction. Even though it's been two years since his cherished wife died on childbed, George continues to rely on liquor to b...

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The Lords of Eton, Books 1-3

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The Lords of Eton series features three aristocratic lads who were best friends at Eton and how their escapades and interests continue to tie them--and the women they love--together after Et...

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Marriage of Inconvenience

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Revisit this classic Regency romance by Cheryl Bolen!Proposing to the Earl of Aynsley seems a sensible—if unconventional—solution to Miss Rebecca Peabody’s predicament. As ...

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The Regent Mysteries

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Three romantic, lighthearted, Regency historical mysteries in which dastardly deed doers are discovered by Lady Daphne Chalmers and her lover, super spy Captain Jack Dryden. 

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Pride and Prejudice Sequels

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3 Jane Austen Inspired Novellas Miss Darcy’s New Companion Just as Alex, the Earl of Fane, decides to court the heiress Miss Darcy to save his estate, he unwitting...

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The Four-Leaf Clover

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Novella (23,000 words) originally published in mass market paperback in 2004 and now included in the "A Summer To Remember " collection. The romance is set in post Civil War Miss...

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Brazen Brides Series (Books 1-3)

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COUNTERFEIT COUNTESS (Book 1): Daphne du Maurier award finalist for Best Historical Mystery "This story is full of romance and suspense. . . No one can resist a novel...

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Christmas Kisses

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The holidays are a time of magic, promise, and new love. Anything could happen...and it all begins with Christmas Kisses—an anthology of original regency romance coming in 2021.

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Only You

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This is a novella from the anthology Ever My Love: Lore of the Lucius Ring (no longer available). The original prologue, written by Kathryn Le Veque, is included. Heat index for both ...

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Condessa Por Acaso

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Para se livrar de dificuldades financeiras, John Beauclerc, Conde de Finchley, cria um plano para se casar com uma estranha que respondeu ao seu anúncio do jornal. Ele vai mostrar a avó! A...

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The Liberation of Miss de Bourgh

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"This is one of Cheryl Bolen's classic marriage-of-convenience stories."   Were it not for needing the funds to launch his sisters, Charles St. John, the Earl of Seaton, wou...

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Ex-Spinster by Christmas

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Ever pragmatic, Lady Caroline Ponsby has given up hope she’ll ever receive a proposal of marriage from Christopher Perry, the wealthy man she’s adored for almost two years. She is determ...

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Texas Heroines in Peril (Boxed Set)

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This boxed set includes the complete Texas Heroines in Peril series. As the series title suggests, each installment will focus on a Texas heroine in danger in a different locale. Capitol Off...

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A Proposal of Marriage

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The bespectacled, very bookish Miss Rebecca Peabody, who pens enlightening essays under the name P. Corpus, simply must marry. Since she abhors that disgusting “bedchamber business,” she...

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With His Lady's Assistance

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Humorous Regency Romance Mystery<br> FINALIST in the 2012 International Digital Awards contest for long historical<br> <br> "A delightful Regency romance...

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Miss Darcy's Secret Love

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"This sweet Pride & Prejudice romance will have you laughing."   Miss Georgiana Darcy's first season was a resounding success, judging from the eleven marriage proposals...

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My Lord Wicked

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Winner Best Historical Novel in the 2012 International Digital Awards * * * What woman would dare make her home at eerie Marshbanks Abbey, perched on a stony hill in remote North...

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Last Duke Standing

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<i>A Crowned Heart from InD' Tale Magazine</i><br> "A wonderful mystery tale in the vein of Agatha Christie. Ms. Bolen does a masterful job creating suspects, ...

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Mistletoe and Mayhem

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There’s no Christmas like a Regency Christmas spent under mistletoe! New York Times Bestselling author Cheryl Bolen and friends invite you to discover true love in an all-new collection...

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A Christmas in Bath

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The Brides of Bath, Book 6 Length: 20,000 words (about 75 pages) Heat level: sweet All the characters from the first five Brides of Bath books will be serving up some...

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Duquesa por Error

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Otra de las historias clásicas de matrimonio por conveniencia de Cheryl Bolen.   Una visita inocente al duque de Aldridge para solicitar una donación para sus viudas de gu...

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Love In The Library (A Regency Romance)

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The Beauty and the Scholar. . .  The Brides of Bath are Back! Book 5 in The Brides of Bath series.  Certain the "smart" Steffington twin is the person who c...

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One Room at the Inn

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What more can happen to lovely young widow Charlotte Hale? She has to sell her wedding ring to buy food. A heartless landlady evicts her and her children from their London lodgings on the co...

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The Wedding Bargain

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Lady Fiona Hollingsworth never thinks of herself as particularly daring – until she learns that her beloved brother needs her help. But when Fiona approaches the powerful and enigmatic Nic...

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Un Seigneur pour époux

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Même si cela fait deux ans que sa femme adorée est morte en couches, George Pembroke, vicomte de Sedgewick, se réfugie toujours dans l’alcool pour apaiser sa douleur. Inqui...

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Duchess by Mistake

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The House of Haverstock, Book 2 Another of Cheryl Bolen's classic marriage-of-convenience stories An innocent visit to the Duke of Aldridge's...

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Oh What a (Wedding) Night

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SPECIAL NOTE: The sample pages of Oh What a (Wedding) Night may appear familiar. That's because they appeared in an earlier novella titled Lady Sophia's Rescue (no longer available). At read...

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Lady per caso

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Cheryl Bolen l'ha fatta ancora: uno scintillante romance Regency... ve lo consiglio! -  Happily Ever AfterAnna de Mouchet ha la stoffa delle eroine Regency, quella giusta! ...

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Un Noël à Bath

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Tous les personnages des cinq premiers livres des « Mariées de Bath » vous offrent un peu de joie de Noël, tandis que Glee Blankenship aiguise la flèche de Cupidon. À l’i...

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Christmas Brides

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"THE CHRISTMAS WISH" To grant her dying father his last Christmas wish, Miss Annabelle Pemberton proposes marriage to her father's former ward, the rakish viscount Lord William de Vere...

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With His Ring: The Brides of Bath, Book 2 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

With His Ring: The Brides of Bath, Book 2 (Unabridged)

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Glee Pembroke has turned down countless offers of marriage because she has secretly been in love with her brother's best friend, Gregory Blankenship, all her life. When she learns Gregory wi...

Christmas Brides: Three Regency Novellas (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Christmas Brides: Three Regency Novellas (Unabridged)

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The Christmas Wish: To grant her dying father his last Christmas wish, Miss Annabelle Pemberton proposes marriage to her father's former ward, the rakish viscount Lord William de Vere...

The Bride Wore Blue: Brides of Bath, Book 1 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Bride Wore Blue: Brides of Bath, Book 1 (Unabridged)

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For six long years Thomas Moreland has dreamed of the beautiful young noblewoman who rescued him from death. While amassing his fortune in India, not a day passed he did not recall Felicity'...

Love in the Library: The Brides of Bath Book 5 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Love in the Library: The Brides of Bath Book 5 (Unabridged)

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Certain the "smart" Steffington twin is the person who can help her recover her late husband's nearly priceless stolen Chaucer manuscript, Catherine Bexley tearfully persuades the scholar to...

Falling for Frederick (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Falling for Frederick (Unabridged)

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Her second day doing doctoral research in the basement archives of Siddley Hall, England’s grandest Tudor home, American Antonia Townley finds the hall’s curator - with a knife plunged i...

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The Bride's Secret: The Brides of Bath, Book 3 (Unabridged)

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Dare she hope her husband's lucky star would shine on her? Life had indeed smiled upon Lord James Rutledge. A former soldier, his life was spared when his captain took the bullet...

A Christmas in Bath: The Brides of Bath, Book 6 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

A Christmas in Bath: The Brides of Bath, Book 6 (Unabridged)

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All the characters from the first five Brides of Bath books will be serving up some Christmas cheer while Glee Blankenship sharpens Cupid's arrow. Unbeknownst to scholarly Jonath...

To Take This Lord: The Brides of Bath Volume 4 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

To Take This Lord: The Brides of Bath Volume 4 (Unabridged)

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Two years have passed since George Pembroke, Lord Sedgewick, lost his beloved wife. Though the fashionable beauties and heiresses of the ton have done their utmost to mend his broken heart, ...

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