A Viscount S Proposal

Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Regency Spies of London
ISBN: 9781503938649
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Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency society’s shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She’s determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents—or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in his overturned carriage—alone and after dark—the ensuing gossip may force them together. Withinghall has his reasons for clinging to propriety; his father perished in a duel with his mistress’s husband, and Edward must avoid scandal himself if he wants to become prime minister. He certainly has no time for a reckless hoyden like Miss Langdon. But soon the two discover that Withinghall’s coach “accident” was no such thing: the vehicle was sabotaged. Can the culprit be brought to justice? Strong-willed Leorah and duty-driven Withinghall will have to work together if they have any hope of saving her reputation, his political career—and his life.

The Orphan S Wish

Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 071807484X
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From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes an inspired retelling of the beloved folk tale Aladdin. Orphaned and alone, Aladdin travels from the streets of his Arab homeland to a strange, faraway place. Growing up in an orphanage, he meets young Lady Kirstyn, whose father is the powerful Duke of Hagenheim. Despite the difference in their stations, Aladdin quickly becomes Kirstyn’s favorite companion, and their childhood friendship grows into a bond that time and opposition cannot break. Even as a child, Aladdin works hard, learning all he can from his teachers. Through his integrity, intelligence, and sheer tenacity, he earns a position serving as the duke’s steward. But that isn’t enough to erase the shame of being forced to steal as a small child—or the fact that he’s an orphan with no status. If he ever wants to feel equal to his beautiful and generous friend Kirstyn, he must leave Hagenheim and seek his fortune. Yet once Aladdin departs, Lady Kirstyn becomes a pawn in a terrible plot. Now, Aladdin and Kirstyn must rely on their bond to save her from unexpected danger. But will saving Kirstyn cost Aladdin his newfound status and everything he’s worked so hard to obtain? An enchanting new version of the well-known tale, The Orphan’s Wish tells a story of courage and loyalty, friendship and love, and reminds us what “family” really means.

The Warrior Maiden

Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718074866
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From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a fresh reimagining of the classic Mulan tale. “When it comes to happily-ever-afters, Melanie Dickerson is the undisputed queen of fairy-tale romance, and all I can say is—long live the queen!” —Julie Lessman, award-winning author She knows women are expected to marry, cook, and have children, not go to war. Can she manage to stay alive, save her mother, and keep the handsome son of a duke from discovering her secret? When Mulan takes her father’s place in battle against the besieging Teutonic Knights, she realizes she has been preparing for this journey her whole life—and that her life, and her mother’s, depends on her success. As the adopted daughter of poor parents, Mulan has little power in the world. If she can’t prove herself on the battlefield, she could face death—or, perhaps worse, marriage to the village butcher. Disguised as a young man, Mulan meets the German duke’s son, Wolfgang, who is determined to save his people even if it means fighting against his own brother. Wolfgang is exasperated by the new soldier who seems to be one step away from disaster at all times—or showing him up in embarrassing ways. From rivals to reluctant friends, Mulan and Wolfgang begin to share secrets. But war is an uncertain time and dreams can die as quickly as they are born. When Mulan receives word of danger back home, she must make the ultimate choice. Can she be the son her bitter father never had? Or will she become the strong young woman she was created to be? This fresh reimagining of the classic tale takes us to fifteenth-century Lithuania where both love and war challenge the strongest of hearts.

Rakes Rebels The Complete 12 Book Series

Author: Cynthia Wright
Publisher: Boxwood Manor Books
ISBN: 194805311X
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The novels of the irresistible Raveneau & Beauvisage families – ALL together for the first time! Step back in time with New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Wright and immerse yourself in a world of Rakes & Rebels… where adventure, romance, humor, and passion all conspire to weave tales you will never forget! Meet the Raveneau & Beauvisage families in the 12 intertwining novels of THE COMPLETE RAKES & REBELS SERIES: HEART OF FRAGILE STARS – England, 1749 - Dashing corsair Jean-Philippe Beauvisage revels in his life of freedom until one night at a ball, when a Russian beauty steals his heart. His instant attraction is soul-deep, but Antonia is bound for America. Take to the high seas with Jean-Philippe as he plots to capture his lady’s heart of fragile stars. SILVER STORM – America, 1781 – Privateer Captain André Raveneau saves spirited Devon Lindsay after her Connecticut town is burned by the British and she stows away on his ship. He agrees to deliver her to her soldier sweetheart, but doesn't count on passion sizzling between them. CAROLINE – Philadelphia, 1783 - Major Alexandre Beauvisage is returning from the Revolutionary War when he discovers an injured female with no memory of her past. Against his better judgment, Alec takes Caro home with him to Philadelphia and quickly falls under the innocent foundling’s spell. TOUCH THE SUN – Philadelphia, 1789 - Lion Hampshire aspires to a seat in America’s first Congress, but his rakish reputation needs mending. An arranged marriage with Virginia-bred beauty Priscilla seems a good idea until Lion meets her lady’s maid, the enchanting Meagan South. SPRING FIRES – Philadelphia & London, 1793 – Lisette Hahn, proprietress of a popular CoffeeHouse, is proudly resistant to men’s advances until grief causes her to succumb to one night of passion with Nicholai Beauvisage. But what will the dawn bring? SMUGGLER’S MOON – England, 1798 – When Julia Faircloth switches places with her sister at the altar to save her from the marriage bed of Lord Sebastian Trevarre, she doesn't dream that they'll live on a crumbling estate in Cornwall, or that Sebastian might resort to smuggling to restore his fortune. THE SECRET OF LOVE – England & France, 1808 - Lady Isabella fell for irresistible Gabriel St. Briac the first time she saw him. Now a woman grown, she’s more interested in pursuing her career as an artist than affairs of the heart. But when Gabriel’s masterpiece is stolen, Isabella is determined to help in the dangerous search… SURRENDER THE STARS – England, 1814 – Lindsay Raveneau’s family goes undercover in London, spying for America, and renegade sea captain Ryan Coleraine joins them, pretending to be Lindsay’s brother. Forbidden passion mounts as they carry their masquerade to London’s Regency salons. HER DANGEROUS VISCOUNT – France, England, & America, 1814 – Natalya Beauvisage is determined to write about romance, not live it, but when Grey St. James escapes from Napoleon’s French prison and bids her travel with him, she is caught up in an adventure that awakens her deepest passions. HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE – Cornwall, 1818 – Untamable pirate Justin St. Briac and destitute widow Mouette Raveneau bring all their baggage, defenses, and hidden longings to a marriage that's only make-believe. Can these two wounded souls find their way to real love? HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN – England & Barbados, 1818 - Regency rake Nathan Raveneau masquerades as protector to impetuous Adrienne Beauvisage, charged to keep her safe and chaste… but matters get complicated when he abducts her himself, sailing off to magical Barbados. TEMPEST – America & Barbados, 1903 – Newport heiress Catherine Parrish eludes her mother’s ambition that she wed a Duke by proposing a marriage of convenience to destitute rake Adam Raveneau. On his neglected Barbados estate, can Cathy and Adam navigate the bumpy path to real love?