Historical Book Series
By Wendy May Andrews
Viscount Adelaide, his brothers, and their friends resist the matchmaking Mamas as they engage in their work for the Home Office. And yet love still manages to find them.
Assisting Lord Richmond is the opening book of this series is now available for purchase.
She’ll never love him. Not again, anyway…
Lady Ellen Courtenay didn’t think she’d see her first love again. After all, Hugh did kiss her sweetly, then abandon her without a backward glance. But that was years ago, and she plans to find and marry another. Her plan would’ve worked, too…if only she hadn’t encountered Hugh at the ball and managed to somehow get herself involved in his investigation for the Crown…
Hugh never wanted to be anything but an agent. Sadly, the death of his father and brother left him no choice but to accept the title of Viscount Richmond and all the responsibilities that went with it. But before he can retire, he must finish one final assignment—all without giving in to his lingering attraction to the intelligent and tenacious Ellen…
When a case of mistaken identity forces Hugh and Ellen to fake courtship, will a little forced proximity and a lot of unresolved feelings earn them a second chance at happily ever after? Or will Assisting Lord Richmond only serve to break Ellen’s heart yet again?
Get ready to swoon over this sweet regency romance. The romance is light and clean featuring a smart, strong heroine and the brooding hero who steals her heart.
She’s a wallflower debutante—and his best friend’s sister.
But one dance could change everything.
Lady Amelia Courtenay’s debut has been less than successful—despite her generous dowry and pretty features. If only she could learn how to navigate society from one of her treasured textbooks. In the midst of her embarrassment, Amelia completely loses her senses and lies about a promised dance. Lucian is her brother’s friend. Surely, he will take pity on her, even if he has never looked twice.
As the heir to the Earl of Everleigh, Lucian, Viscount Adelaide, cannot enlist as a soldier as he’d truly like to do. Instead, he secretly serves as an agent for the Home Office. To hide his true intentions, he must masquerade as a lazy gadabout. Discouraging the debutantes is another side benefit of the lie.
Unfortunately, Amelia’s own mistruth jeopardizes Lucian’s mission and puts her in grave danger. His friendship with her brother is the only thing that prevents him from throttling her. It’s also one of the many reasons he cannot possibly have feelings for her.
Intriguing Lord Adelaide is a sweet/clean Regency romance with no cliffhangers and a guaranteed happy ending.
Her reputation is on the line. So is his heart…
Gilbert Northcott, second son of the Earl of Everleigh, has no time for frivolity. So, imagine his displeasure when his work as an agent for the Crown forces him to attend a house party. The mission is simple. He is to investigate the one of the wealthy guests. Sadly, the fact that his target’s daughter makes him experience actual feelings is anything but simple…
When Caroline Smith finds out that the handsome Mr. Northcott is investigating her father, she has little choice but to help him. After all, how else can she prove her father’s innocence and protect her family’s reputation? Falling for the man, however, is completely out of the question. He’s the very last man she could consider suitable marriage material. Or so she keeps telling herself…
Will the truth put this pair of opposites on the path to happily ever after—or tear them apart forever?
Convincing Mr. Northcott, book 2 in the Northcott Kinship series, is a light, sweet/clean and wholesome historical romance featuring a smart, strong heroine and the brooding hero who steals her heart. Download today and get ready to fall for Mr. Northcott.
She doesn't want a love match so why is her heart trying to convince her otherwise?
Miss Daisy Alcott wants a regular, loveless, Society marriage where she'll have the independence to do whatever she wants with the confines of Society's expectations. Having missed several Seasons due to inconveniently timed periods of mourning, she's more than ready to get on with the rest of her life. She certainly doesn't want to catch feelings for her old nemesis - the boy next door who left her to drown as a child.
Mr. Foster Northcott, middle son of the Earl of Everleigh, is too busy pursing more wealth than his younger brother has amassed to even consider courtship. But when the need to investigate a smuggling ring on Everleigh lands forces him to attend his sister in law's house party, he finds himself spending time with his childhood friend turned beautiful debutante. And the sparks flying between them do not fit into his plans at all!
These two fiercely independent souls must cooperate long enough to rid their county of criminals without compromising themselves into a most inconvenient marriage.
Evading the Gentleman is a clean standalone Regency romance with perfect chemistry, memorable characters, a hint of intrigue, and a satisfying happy ending.
Distraction is a luxury he’s never been able to afford. Until now…
Constance Moreland can’t fathom anything more boring than a traditional marriage. So, she’s perfectly happy living a wealthy spinster’s life, traveling and having adventures. But when her paid companion longs for home, Connie agrees to attend a Society house party with her. She assumed those in attendance would be of little interest. Then he arrived and she realized just how wrong she’d been…
Florent Alcott is long overdue for some adventure. Years of struggling to right his family’s fortune and provide for his siblings have left him feeling older than his actual age. So, he readily accepts an invitation to his neighbor’s party, hoping for something exciting to happen. He just never expected that excitement to come in the form of the lovely and endlessly fascinating Connie…
But when an unexpected enemy arrives, can an impractical lady and an ever-practical gentleman thwart the villain in time to claim their happily ever after? Or will their time together be nothing but a pleasant—and fleeting—distraction?
Distracting the Heir is a sweet and clean standalone Regency romance with perfect chemistry, memorable characters, a hint of intrigue, and a satisfying happy ending.
She’s the opposite of what he needs. Too bad she’s all he wants…
Viscount Simmons, Lord Robert Scranton, knows he’ll eventually marry. But that doesn’t mean he’ll choose the bride everyone keeps telling him he should. Especially when she might be a lovely (and entirely too tempting) enemy agent sent to thwart his case for the Home Office…
Isabelle Benedict wasn’t trying to thwart anything. She was just researching potential husbands. The fact that her options happen to include a man Robert wants to investigate is irrelevant. What is relevant, however, is how attached she’s quickly becoming to Robert…and how unlikely it is that he’ll ever let her love him…
With his work, family drama, multiple misunderstandings, and past betrayals between them, Robert and Isabelle’s path to happily ever after will not be easy. Fortunately, they aren’t likely to give up without a fight…
Provoking Lord Simmons, the next book in the Northcott Kinship series is a lightly angsty, sweet and clean regency historical read featuring an opposites attract, enemies-to-lovers, forced proximity romance. Download today and get ready to fall in love with Robert and Isabelle.
These polar opposites are completely unsuited. Or so they thought…
Lady Beatrice Harrison is used to being overlooked and forgotten. So, she wasn’t entirely surprised when the man she fell for two years ago disappeared without a goodbye. But that doesn’t mean his rejection didn’t sting…or that she has any intention of giving him a second chance to break her heart now that he’s returned…
Nathan Lawrence never expected to inherit. But one terrible accident changed everything. Now, he must finish his last assignment for the Home Office before settling into his new life as an earl. Seeing Bea again wasn’t part of his plan. He has no business seeking her forgiveness. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop him from wanting it…or her…
When Bea’s reputation is endangered by Nathan’s investigation, he doesn’t hesitate to protect her the only way he can—with a fake relationship. But is a little forced proximity (and plenty of romantic sparks) enough to lead them to a real happily ever after? Only if they’re finally willing to stop defying their hearts’ desires…
Defying the Earl, the next book in the Northcott Kinship series, is an uplifting, sweet and clean regency read featuring a cute meet-cute, a scandalous wager, fake relationship, friends to enemies to love romance. Download today and get ready to fall in love with Nathan and Beatrice.
The Sherton Sisters
The Sherton Sisters series follows the High Society activities of the five daughters of the Earl of Sherton. Follow along with them through the ballrooms and salons of Regency era England as they find love and adventure where they least expect it.
She’s waiting for true love.
He’s tasked with uncovering the truth.
When nefarious schemes threaten her reputation, he finds his heart on the line with it.
Lady Rosabel, eldest daughter of the Earl of Sherton, has no interest in being a Duchess, despite countless proposals from eligible nobility. Secretly, she is waiting for a love match—preferably with someone who carries no title. Bel’s third Season is predictably disappointing until the mysterious Duke of Wexford arrives and has her questioning her plans to refuse any suitor with his status.
James Allingham, the 6th Duke of Wexford, seems to have inherited the role as advisor to the ailing King along with the dukedom. Investigating Lord Prescott’s schemes is tricky enough without the interference of Lady Rosabel. She is beautiful and intelligent, but Wexford has no time for courting.
Wexford needs to uncover everything about Prescott’s plans to destabilize the colonies. When Lady Rosabel is implicated in the schemes, James fights his suspicions of—and his attraction to—the beautiful young woman as he presses on to find the truth.
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This fake relationship could prove to be a royal mess.
Lady Hilaria Sherton is determined to wed a duke—any duke will do. Viscount Eastwood is entirely unsuitable, of course. When he proposes a pretend courtship with him that could increase her status in the ton, Hilaria agrees to his scheme, despite her low opinion of him.
Viscount Camden Eastwood needs his overbearing mother to quit trying to marry him off. He knows she will consider Lady Hilaria to be unsuitable despite her being the daughter of an earl. Hilaria’s own snobbery convinces Cam she’ll be the perfect partner for his plans.
Their ruse is even more successful than they could have expected, so why aren’t they happy about it? What should they do when their pretend relationship doesn’t feel so fake anymore?
Dive into this clean, Regency romance full of memorable characters, historical charm, and a heartwarming happily-ever-after.
To save her reputation, she’ll have to marry the one man she said she never would.
Mr. Ashford Northcott, fourth son of the Earl of Everleigh, has been highly successful in business. The only thing missing is a partner for the life he’s built. Ash can’t seem to stay away from Lady Vigilia. Too bad she doesn’t seem to return his regard.
Lady Vigilia Sherton—Vicky to her friends—thinks being a debutante is a dead bore. Stuck in London for her third Season, she’s hoping to find a suitable husband, but she can’t get the charming Mr. Northcott out of her mind–even if she knows too much to consider a match.
When Vicky finds herself at a house party with Ashford Northcott, circumstances get even trickier. Can she extricate herself with both her heart and her reputation intact? Or might she had been wrong about the assumptions she had made?
Can they overcome their secrets to embrace a life together?
Lady Felicity has no interest in Society’s expectations, and positively dreads being married off to a life without purpose. Desperate for a change of scenery, she hides her noble heritage and takes on the role of companion for the young daughter of a Duke.
Gilbert Barrington, the Duke of Rathnelly, feels constant pressure to provide financially in a way his own father never did. His keen business sense has served him well, though his hardworking nature is better left a secret in High Society. A widower with three children, the Duke is far more concerned with keeping the estate from crumbling than finding a new wife.
When Gilbert notices his daughter’s new companion is especially intelligent and inquisitive, he fears his own secret industrialist ways may be found out. It doesn’t help that Lady Felicity’s allure has him seeking out her company and enjoying every conversation.
They are drawn together by their shared interests and an undeniable attraction. Yet, they are holding themselves back to protect their own secrets. What will happen when the truth comes out?
Read this sweet and clean regency romance today for a perfect escape with an unforgettable happily ever after.
Two nobles convinced love has no place in their future—until their hearts get involved.
Lady Graciela Sherton, the Earl of Sherton’s youngest daughter, shares none of her sisters’ ambitions for love or marriage—much to her mother’s chagrin. She is happy to spend the rest of her days at her family’s estate, steadfast in her conviction that boring is better. That is, until a threat to her family forces her from her complacent comfort zone.
Lord Alexander Sterling has no intention of marrying. Society might claim he needs an heir, but he’d rather die alone than subject another generation to a childhood like his own. Lady Grace is merely the inconvenient sister-in-law of the duke he is determined to do business with, until her calm nature and generous spirit have him realizing there may be more behind her pretty face.
When Grace and Alex team up to uncover a saboteur threatening the duke’s business, their own preconceived plans for the future are challenged by the conflicted feelings between them. They are both determined to keep their distance, but it’s getting harder to remember why.
A Sister to Beguile is a clean standalone Regency romance with perfect chemistry, memorable characters, a hint of intrigue, and a satisfying happy ending.
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Georgia Holton, Lillian Shaw, and Sarah Upton each have a different fascinating story.
Read about how their lives were affected by one thing they had in common, the Byram Bequest.
The inheritance was meant to better her life, not muddle it.
Georgia Holton, wellborn but nearly penniless, is best friends with one of the Earl of Sherton’s five daughters. When she is invited to accompany her friend for two weeks of the Season, Georgia jumps at the opportunity to have a little adventure away from her small village.
The Earl of Crossley is handsome, wealthy, widowed, and jaded. He has no intention of courting any of this Season’s debutantes. After all, every woman he’s ever known has been dishonest, including his late wife. But when a chance encounter throws him into contact with the Sherton ladies and their lovely friend, he can’t help being drawn to Georgia’s beauty and endearing personality.
When confusion about Georgia’s small inheritance becomes known, a sense of obligation to right a wrong forces the earl and Georgia into close association.
But is she really different from any of the other women, or does she have an ulterior motive?
And can Georgia even consider getting close to a man from High Society, when all she wants is to return to her simple village life?
Sparks fly between these two, but it will take forgiveness and understanding on both their parts to reach a happily ever after.
Security or loyalty? Attraction or duty? How does one choose?
Miss Lillian Shaw, wellborn but impoverished, has been living with her aunt, the widowed Viscountess Shepley, since the death of her parents a few years ago. Lily wants to find a paid position to add to her savings so she can open a bakery when she receives the Byram Bequest. Her aunt would rather present her and arrange a High Society marriage for her. Lily’s limited experience with the gentry has not been positive, and she would prefer to be independent than tied for life to a noble lout.
The Earl of Sedgwick only wants to go home and see to his estates after his sudden, unexpected inheritance but has one last investigation to complete for the Home Office. When his path crosses that of Miss Shaw, he is intrigued by the attractive young woman but forces himself to keep his focus on the matter at hand.
When Lily becomes suspicious of the earl’s activities, he must decide whether or not to bring her into his confidence. Lily is forced to choose between her security and her loyalties while Sedgwick is torn between his attraction and his duty.
The marquis was going to ruin everything!
Miss Sarah Upton, a well-qualified companion, has one goal: to open a school for girls. But first she must earn the rest of the money she needs by chaperoning a young lady’s debut into Society – to say nothing of the generous bonus she has been promised if she can get her charge well-married quickly.
Heath Felton, the Marquis of Westbrook, has no intention of allowing his young friend to become misaligned with Miss Upton’s charge. When his interference nearly leads to the young woman’s ruin, Heath is forced to prolong his time spent with the two women.
Sarah couldn’t possibly be attracted to the man ruining all her plans, could she? When her employer’s greed forces her into close proximity with Westbrook she has to fight both the marquis’ efforts to control Lavinia’s future and her powerful attraction to the handsome nobleman.
Ladies of Mayfair
Each book in this series is a separate story set in the same world of Regency era Mayfair. Come along as five unique young women enter Society and face the ton, each under different circumstances. There are governesses, ladies, dukes, ballrooms, and rides in Hyde Park. You will be swept away to beautiful, 1805 London, England.
The governess must charm both the spoiled child and the haughty earl.
Orphaned and destitute, gently born Felicia Scott must find a way to keep a roof over her head. No longer able to enter the Marriage Mart, but also not of the servant class, the only option is to find a position as governess.
After his spoiled, seven year old daughter has sent off three governesses in the 18 months since her mother died, the Earl of Standish doubts the young, inexperienced Miss Scott could possible manage the position. Since he’s desperate and she comes so highly recommended, the earl agrees to give her a chance. Much to everyone’s amazement, the beautiful, young governess succeeds where the others had failed. The entire household benefits from the calm, including the jaded earl.
How does he overcome his arrogance to see his governess’ true value? Will her joyful spirit be able to finally melt his resistant heart?
First comes marriage, then comes love.
Miss Elizabeth Dunseith grew up in genteel poverty, happy despite her abusive father and weak mother. The marriage her father has arranged for her seems shady, but despite her fears for her future, Beth is relieved to get away from home with her handsome, new husband.
Justin Fulton, Earl of Westfield, is puzzled by the contradictory behavior of his purchased bride. One moment she is haughty and cool, the next she is warm and endearing.
Their relationship is just starting to develop when Justin’s meddling sister throws them off course and an old friend of Beth’s complicates matters further.
Can their differences get sorted before it’s too late to claim their happily ever after?
Can a lost love be rekindled?
When Lady Julianna ended her engagement to Lord Ackerley, Viscount Beaumont, during her first Season, she left London vowing never to return.
Seven years later she returns as chaperone to her niece and unfortunately Lord Ackerley is also in Town for the Season. Moving around the small circle of the ton stirs up feelings she has kept hidden. Embarrassed and ashamed that she made a mistake in ending their previous relationship, she tries to avoid further contact. Ackerley, stunned by her second rejection, pursues her to discover the truth.
Is it ever too late for a second chance at love?
Are the possibilities worth the price?
The Duke of Wychwood seeks retribution from the Earl of Pickering. When he finds out the earl has a beautiful young niece, the duke thinks to involve her in his feud, but is shocked to discover he is attracted to her.
The orphaned niece of the earl, Lady Victoria, serves as governess to four of his children and is made to feel like an interloper in her own home. A chance encounter with the duke affords her the opportunity to enter Society, but to take it means risking what little security she has.
Revenge and love don’t sit well together, to have a future can they learn to give up the past?
Deception. Danger. True love?
Daisy meets Lord Jasper Seaton quite by accident while standing outside a closed employment office. The handsome viscount proposes they might be able to help each other out. He offers to hire her to accompany him to visit his parents while posing as a potential love interest.
Being a proper lady, if only a “Miss”, Daisy objects to such an inappropriate proposition. Once the viscount is able to convince her that he will observe all proprieties, she reluctantly agrees while secretly looking forward to experiencing the aristocratic life, if even just for a week.
When a shady character from her past shows up looking for her, Jasper’s protective instincts kick in. But will it interfere with his own reasons for the ruse? Jasper’s feelings for Daisy get even more muddled when she is abducted.
Their masquerade could lead to true love if her past doesn’t destroy them first.
Sharing her secrets with him is dangerous, but so very tempting…
Emily Spencer has more money than she can ever spend. She just can’t access any of it. With her foul cousin threatening to let her rot in Bedlam if she refuses an arranged marriage, hiding until she can claim her funds—and independence—is her only option. Masquerading as a handsome earl’s servant will suit her needs nicely…if she doesn’t do anything foolish. Like falling for her new employer.
Philip, the Earl of Yorkleigh, is looking for the perfect bride. Only a lady with the bluest blood will do. Which is why he’s so vexed by his attraction to the lovely new maid. He supposes he’ll just have to distract himself with the assignment he’s been given. Surely, finding a missing heiress will help him keep his mind off Emily.
It’s not long before Emily learns there’s more to Philip than meets the eye, and Philip starts questioning everything he thought he needed in a wife. But when Emily finds out she’s the target of his latest mission, will she be able to trust him with her life (and her heart) when it matters most?
This is a sweet/clean Regency romance with a swoony happy ending and no cliffhangers.
Enjoy this three book series set in Regency era England, written by Wendy May Andrews. Be swept away on this sweet romantic suspense adventure as three friends find the happiness they never thought possible.
Anything is possible with a spying debutante, a duke, and a conspiracy.
Growing up, Rose and Alex were the best of friends until their families became embroiled in a feud. Now, the Season is throwing them into each other’s company. Despite the spark of attraction they might feel for one another, they each want very different things in life, besides needing to support their own family’s side in the dispute.
Miss Rosamund Smythe is finding the Season to be a dead bore after spying with her father, a baron diplomat, in Vienna. She wants more out of life than just being some nobleman’s wife. When she overhears a plot to entrap Alex into a marriage of convenience, her intrigue and some last vestige of loyalty causes them to overcome the feud.
His Grace, Alexander Milton, the Duke of Wrentham, wants a quiet life with a “proper” wife after his tumultuous childhood. His parents had fought viciously, lied often, and Alex had hated it all.
Rose’s meddling puts her in danger. Alex will have to leave the simple peace he craves to claim a love he never could have imagined.
Can they claim their happily ever after despite the turmoil?
Engaged to a rumored murderer. What’s a lady to do?
During her second Season, Lady Elizabeth Castleton is found in a compromising situation with Lord Justice Sinclair, the Earl of Heath. Despite her attraction to him, she is dismayed to find herself betrothed to a man who is rumored to have killed his first wife. Her parents refuse to lend credence to the rumors nor listen to her argument that nothing indecent took place, so she is soon married and on the way to her husband’s estate.
She cannot decide what to make of the handsome earl but after an attempt is made on her life, Elizabeth is terrified that history is about to repeat itself. She determines to find out once and for all if she is married to a murder.
Can she stay alive long enough to find her happily ever after?
Sparks fly. Will they burn bridges or warm hearts?
After almost becoming a pawn in a villain’s schemes, Lady Anne is firming her backbone and grasping independence. But that doesn’t change the fact that she needs to make an advantageous marriage to pull her family out of destitution.
Confirmed bachelor, Wesley Dunbar, Viscount of Bracondale, is furious when he learns of her involvement in the plot against his best friend. But he’s also mesmerized by Anne’s transformation from a country duckling to a fierce and beautiful swan.
Wesley and Anne’s ambitions couldn’t be more different, so why can’t they stay away from each other? Will they both be able to find what they seek by mending their differences and standing side-by-side?
Married by Proxy
This sweet romance series is set in the American Midwest of the 1850s. Each standalone novel will give you all the feels, as you discover the unknown future of the mail order bride looking for happiness in a distant town.
They didn’t meet until after the wedding day.
Carter McLain has finally accomplished the success he was striving for when he moved to the frontier a decade ago. All that’s missing is a wife to share it with. Having no desire to leave his land, he requests a friend back home to arrange a proxy marriage for him. When his bride seems too good to be true, Carter wonders if he did the right thing.
The highly publicized deaths of Ella St. Clair’s parents cause her to lose everything. Left destitute, alone, and friendless, she grudgingly accepts the offer of marriage by proxy to a man she has never met. The long trip West leaves her plenty of time for second thoughts.
What does the future hold for these legally bound strangers? Can they get past their secrets to find happiness?
This is a sweet, wholesome historical romance featuring a smart, strong heroine and the brooding hero who steals her heart. Download today and get ready to fall in love.
Ransom needs a mother for his orphaned niece, not a companion for himself. The fact that Hannah is from Boston is an added bonus in his eyes.
Their arrangement allows him to get out of town - a little fact Hannah didn't know about.
Hannah needs a husband. Her new name will protect her siblings. The fact that he lives in the back of beyond gives them a place to hide. She hadn’t counted on him being so appealing.
But what happens when they realize how very permanent their proxy marriage truly is?
Sparks fly but will they warm the heart or burn them down? Read this sweet historical western and prepare to fall in love.
Secrets divide them. Could love build a bridge to help them overcome their deceptions?
Jane was full of resentment and fear when the man she had married by proxy came to collect her. She resented the circumstances that required her to marry and was afraid of being tied to a stranger, especially a stranger she had to keep secrets from.
Alastair Fredericksburg, Fred to his friends, had arranged successful proxy marriages for a few of his friends but still had mixed feelings about marriage due to his sister’s unhappy union. He was understandably hesitant when his friends Ella and Carter McLain contacted him requesting that he arrange a marriage for their friend, Jane.
When a sudden inheritance that would solve many of his sister’s problems is dependent on his marriage, Fred can’t decide if it’s the Devil or Providence watching out for him. Since Carter had already sent Jane’s proxy, Fred quickly signs and registers their marriage. After making sure his sister was secure, Fred boarded the westbound train to claim his wife.
Jane was certain it was only the sweet wine they had been drinking that had caused her to agree to Ella’s rash suggestion. She had failed to tell Ella of the secrets that made her an ineligible match for Alastair Fredericksburg. Would she be able to keep her secrets from her new husband? And could they ever be happy while divided by deception?
Read this sweet historical western today and prepare to fall in love.
Marry in haste, repent at leisure…
Sadie Fitzsimmons must choose between total destitution and marriage by proxy with someone she’s never met.
When Sadie steps off the train to meet her new husband for the first time, life in Nebraska is not at all what she had expected. Torn between honoring the vows she spoke to a stranger, and her desire to be free of all obligations, Sadie must face the consequences of her choices.
Hamilton Foster had worked hard for his successes. All that was missing from his perfect life was a family of his own. Sending home to Boston for a wife seemed like a good idea until she arrived and she was too pretty to be trusted.
Follow along to see if these two can find their happily ever after.
No cliffhangers, guaranteed sweet, happy ending. Prepare to fall in love today.
Read about three young women as they accompany a train load of orphans traveling to their new lives out West. The women find love while helping the children find happiness.
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Enjoy these sweet, historical western stories as three young women escort a train full of orphans to their new lives on the frontier and find a future for themselves while they're at it.
His pursuit of her threatens everything – except her heart
Sophie Brooks has lived at the orphanage since she was ten years old. Now nineteen, she’s not only a resident, she works there as well. It’s the only true home she can remember and she’ll do whatever it takes to keep it safe.
When her budding relationship with the son of one of the orphanage’s benefactors threatens the charity’s funding, Sophie must choose between her loyalties and her heart.
She ran away and found home
New York City debutante, Cassandra Morley has grown close to a trio of young brothers while volunteering at an orphanage. When the three boys are sent on the train to Missouri to be adopted, she accompanies them despite how displeased her high society family is likely to be.
Single rancher, Charles Ainsworth, is glad to be in a position to provide a new home for three brothers. He has no use for the citified young woman who keeps stopping by to check on them, despite how beautiful he finds her. He feels obligated to tolerate her visits to please his new sons.
Their differences cause them to fight their attraction to one another, but when one of the boys goes missing, they have to learn to trust each other in order to bring him home.
Can she risk love without sacrificing her independence?
Early Summer 1854
When Katie’s husband and baby died, she vowed to never face such heartache again. Accompanying a trainload of orphans to their new lives in Missouri affords Katie the opportunity to start a new life of her own. She jumps at the chance, determined to grab life with both hands.
Doctor Wyatt Jeffries doesn’t appreciate Katie’s independence and determination. Having had his heart broken when his first wife’s illness turned her into a hard-hearted hellion, Wyatt is looking for a wife who will be happy staying home and raising babies. So he doesn’t understand why he can’t stop thinking about the town’s new seamstress.
When the deadly threat of a mysterious illness looms, Katie and Wyatt are forced to work together to save their town. Is there any chance they can save their own hearts too?
Two challenged hearts. One true love?
The death of her mother when she was ten years old left Melanie Jones with too many responsibilities. Raising her younger siblings under the weight of her father’s unkind words filled her with insecurities. Despite those early years, she’s determined to make a new life for herself. Moving far away from home, she boards a train to escort the latest load of orphans to Missouri.
Abandoned by his wife then widowed, Cole Miller is forced to raise his daughter on his own. Though his sister is supposed to help, she’s more liability than asset. When a beautiful newcomer arrives in town, her doubts and insecurities leave Cole uninterested. He’s had his fill of women like his wife and sister.
When Melanie steps in to help Cole with his daughter, he’s able to see beyond her timidity and discover her beautiful and gracious soul. Will his discovery be enough for him to let go of his own uncertainties? Is Melanie ready for a family of her own?
Dear Aunt Judy
The newspaper column, Dear Aunt Judy, dispenses advice on affairs of the heart to a Victorian era readership. Follow the series to enjoy who benefits from the advice and how their stories develop.
The flames that ruined their lives just might bring them back together.
Four years after the Great Fire that devastated half her city, Phoebe Lockhart and her family are still living in the shantytown while their house is being rebuilt. She works hard to provide for her younger siblings while her father drowns his sorrows in drink, the result of losing his job shortly after the fire. If only the bank hadn’t hired her father’s former employer to rebuild their house—and Phoebe didn’t find him so intriguing.
Josiah works too hard to put up with waste and laziness but considers himself to be a reasonable man. When he suddenly keeps encountering Phoebe everywhere, he struggles to look beyond the prejudices he holds. As he works to rebuild the Lockhart family home, flashes of attraction keep him wondering if there is something he doesn’t see.
Both determined to ignore the other, Phoebe and Josiah keep crossing paths as he works on the house. Neither can deny the sparks between them, but the passion of conflict is far from that of love, isn’t it?
Will they fan the flames of true love or both end up getting burned?
This sweet, Victorian-era romance will leave you with a happy sigh. A guaranteed happy ending with no cliffhangers.
Could love be the greatest adventure of all?
Caitlyn Doherty wanted more adventure than her proper life in upper class Toronto allowed. It took a struggle against her parents’ restrictive views for her to be able to accept a position as telephone operator. She wanted to experience more than just finding a rich husband to marry.
Connor Dalton was too busy overcoming his childhood of poverty by becoming a fabulously wealthy businessman to even consider starting a family. But he feels so drawn to his telephone operator, it puts him in a very awkward position.
When Caitlyn’s mother pushes her toward Connor’s business rival, Connor and Caitlyn must both decide what they value most.
If you like sweet, swoony love stories set in the adventurous, late 19th century, then you’ll enjoy every minute of reading Torn in Toronto.