Mairi Norris

Four For September from Romancing Yesteryear

ROMANCING YESTERYEAR NEW RELEASES!

Two From:

DONNA HATCH

SABRINA’S HERO

AMAZON

For weeks, Sabrina daydreams about a mysterious gentleman who frequents the lending library. Is he perchance an agent for the crown? A returning war hero? A highwayman? A fateful public assembly introduces her to the mystery man as well as an intriguing newcomer. Now she is torn between a charming rake promising the adventure she craves, and a handsome barrister who offers security. Only one will stand by her when it matters most.

TIMELESS REGENCY COLLECTION:

WEDDING WAGERS 

Coming August 20

AMAZON

Three wagers.  Three couples. Three chances at Love. Let the bets begin. From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Regency Romance, comes WEDDING WAGERS. Featuring bestselling authors Donna Hatch, Heather B. Moore, and Michele Paige Holmes.

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KATHERINE BONE

Celebrating the Re-Release of

THE ROGUE’S PRIZE

Nelson’s Tea Series – Book 3

Coming August 28

AMAZON

IBOOKS

KOBO

NOOK

An unlikely alliance may be the key to the ultimate prize…

Captain Henry Guffald is no ordinary sea captain. As a member of Nelson’s Tea, he regularly takes on dangerous missions under the guise of a British naval officer in an effort to stop Napoleon’s reign of terror, domestically and abroad. And this time, he’s been ordered to sail to Spain and rescue a comrade who was captured by one of Napoleon’s strongest allies. Not only does his friend’s life hang in the balance but he is carrying crucial intel that cannot fall into enemy hands. Failing is not an option, and after a recently botched mission, it’s also Henry’s last chance to prove himself to Admiral Nelson. But succeeding is not such an easy task, especially when his plan is foiled by a beautiful female pirate.

Lady Adele Seaton would no sooner give up the sea’s call to rove than sit at home like a proper woman of the ton. So when news arrives that her brother has been imprisoned in Spain, she quickly develops a strategy to rescue him and sets sail to intercept the first Royal Navy ship she encounters. Ready to put her plan in motion, Adele is a brilliant tactician, but not everything can be predicted. She certainly doesn’t expect to meet her match in a navy captain determined to outwit her at every turn.

Now, Henry and Adele must join forces to save her brother and keep the secrets of the Crown just that – secret. But sparks fly between more than just their swords, and their passion might very well be their undoing.

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JENNA JAXON

WEDDING THE WIDOW

Book Two of The Widow’s Club series.

Watch for Wedding the Widow on September 18!

Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they’ll learn how to live – and love – again . . .

AMAZON

BARNES AND NOBLE

GOOGLE

KOBO

APPLE

Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is why she’s so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable interlude with the handsome Lord Brack . . .

After enduring years of war, Jemmy, Lord Brack, plans to defer matrimony in favor of carefree pleasure. But who could resist a lifetime with Elizabeth Easton, a woman as marvelously sensual as she is sweet? Yet despite their mutual desire, she refuses to consider his proposal. With scandal looming, and their families bitterly opposed to the match, Jemmy must find a way to convince Elizabeth to risk her wary heart on him – and turn one infamous night into forever . . .

 

 

 

 

 

LATE JULY AND AUGUST RELEASES FROM ROMANCING YESTERYEAR


ROMANCING YESTERYEAR NEW RELEASES!

JENNA JAXON

July 31

Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they’ll learn how to live—and love—again . . .

WEDDING THE WIDOW

Book Two of The Widow’s Club series.

AMAZON

BARNES AND NOBLE

GOOGLE

KOBO

APPLE

Will she say yes a second time?

Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is why she’s so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable interlude with the handsome Lord Brack . . .

After enduring years of war, Jemmy, Lord Brack, plans to defer matrimony in favor of carefree pleasure. But who could resist a lifetime with Elizabeth Easton, a woman as marvelously sensual as she is sweet? Yet despite their mutual desire, she refuses to consider his proposal. With scandal looming, and their families bitterly opposed to the match, Jemmy must find a way to convince Elizabeth to risk her wary heart on him—and turn one infamous night into forever . . .

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DONNA HATCH

August 20

TIMELESS REGENCY COLLECTION:

WEDDING WAGERS

AMAZON

Three wagers.  Three couples. Three chances at Love. Let the bets begin.From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Regency Romance, comes WEDDING WAGERS. Featuring bestselling authors Donna Hatch, Heather B. Moore, and Michele Paige Holmes.

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KATHERINE BONE

August 28

Celebrating the Re-Release of

THE ROGUE’S PRIZE

Nelson’s Tea Series – Book 3

AMAZON

IBOOKS

KOBO

NOOK

An unlikely alliance may be the key to the ultimate prize…

Captain Henry Guffald is no ordinary sea captain. As a member of Nelson’s Tea, he regularly takes on dangerous missions under the guise of a British naval officer in an effort to stop Napoleon’s reign of terror, domestically and abroad. And this time, he’s been ordered to sail to Spain and rescue a comrade who was captured by one of Napoleon’s strongest allies. Not only does his friend’s life hang in the balance but he is carrying crucial intel that cannot fall into enemy hands. Failing is not an option, and after a recently botched mission, it’s also Henry’s last chance to prove himself to Admiral Nelson. But succeeding is not such an easy task, especially when his plan is foiled by a beautiful female pirate.

Lady Adele Seaton would no sooner give up the sea’s call to rove than sit at home like a proper woman of the ton. So when news arrives that her brother has been imprisoned in Spain, she quickly develops a strategy to rescue him and sets sail to intercept the first Royal Navy ship she encounters. Ready to put her plan in motion, Adele is a brilliant tactician, but not everything can be predicted. She certainly doesn’t expect to meet her match in a navy captain determined to outwit her at every turn.

Now, Henry and Adele must join forces to save her brother and keep the secrets of the Crown just that—secret. But sparks fly between more than just their swords, and their passion might very well be their undoing.

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July Release by Jenna Jaxon

 

Romancing Yesteryear Wishes All of Our American Readers A Safe and Wonderful 

!!! FOURTH OF JULY !!!         !!! HAPPY HOLIDAY !!!

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JENNA JAXON

offers a brand new release this month!

Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they’ll learn how to live—and love—again . . .

WEDDING THE WIDOW

Book Two of The Widow’s Club series, releases JULY 31.

PREORDERS Available Here:

AMAZON

BARNES AND NOBLE

GOOGLE

KOBO

APPLE

Will she say yes a second time?

Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is why she’s so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable interlude with the handsome Lord Brack . . .

After enduring years of war, Jemmy, Lord Brack, plans to defer matrimony in favor of carefree pleasure. But who could resist a lifetime with Elizabeth Easton, a woman as marvelously sensual as she is sweet? Yet despite their mutual desire, she refuses to consider his proposal. With scandal looming, and their families bitterly opposed to the match, Jemmy must find a way to convince Elizabeth to risk her wary heart on him—and turn one infamous night into forever . . .

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EXCERPT:

“As the seed goes to the fertile ground, so goes the Harvest Lord to his Maiden…Nora Burns.” Michael Thorne intoned the ages-old chant, then seized the dark-haired Nora, her face alight with joy and triumph, by the hand and pulled her to him.

A jubilant cry went up from the crowd, a wail of lament from the three would-be Corn Maidens. They scurried out of the circle, arms around each other.

Elizabeth’s heart thumped so hard she gasped for breath. Could Lord Brack feel her pulse pounding in the hand he held so tightly?

The Harvest Lord led his Maiden into the center of the circle, grabbed her around the waist, and lifted her above his head, spinning them around. After making a complete circle, he lowered her inch by inch to the ground. As soon as her feet touched the field stubble, he grasped her face—her cheeks red, her eyes snapping with excitement—and lowered his mouth to hers.

A stab of desire jolted Elizabeth, tearing through her like a lightning bolt straight to the apex of her thighs. Her breasts tingled as the Harvest Lord claimed his Corn Maiden.

As Thorne deepened the kiss, Nora threw her arms around his neck, pressing herself against the powerful body before her.

Panting, Elizabeth strained forward as well, her hands clasped vise-like around Lord Brack’s arm. A moan of need began in her throat, but she bit it back. What was happening to her?

She’d not been this aroused in over a year, not since her husband Richard, or Dickon she’d called him, had gone away to war. She’d felt his death so sharply she’d not even thought about love or desire for another man. Not until Charlotte had dragged her to the house party in August. There she’d met Lord Brack, who she’d found very amiable, but hadn’t thought of as desirable. Well, not exactly. Nor had she paid much attention to his obvious interest in her. Until now.

His arm tensed as he watched the crowning of the Corn Maiden. From the corner of her eye she marked his Grecian profile as it stood stark against the flickering torchlight, his gaze fixed on the couple before them. His jaw clenched so tightly she could almost hear it creak. He turned his head to peer down at her, his eyes dark with a desire of his own.

Slipping his arm around her shoulders, he turned them away from the sight of Michael and Nora as applause from the surrounding crowd crashed around them. He led her from the lighted circle, toward a stand of trees at the edge of the field.

Elizabeth had expected her senses would return once she no longer bore witness to the incredible raw sexual power of that kiss. Her body, however, continued to throb, then to ache with the need to feel a man’s touch once more.

Lord Brack stopped just at the tree line, well out of the light. He loosed her hands from their grip on his arm, then cupped her face, just as Michael Thorne had done to Nora, and sank his mouth onto hers.

A bolt of fire shot through her, down her arms and legs, through fingers and toes. Her core heated as though a sun burned at the center, and the ache deep inside her, begun while they watched the Harvest couple, became a demand she could not ignore.

Brack deepened the kiss, his tongue stealing warm and welcome into her mouth. She arched her neck back, opening herself fully. Let him take her here and now.

 

 

Jenna Jaxon’s NEW RELEASE: Only Seduction Will Do

 

JENNA JAXON has a NEW RELEASE today:

ONLY SEDUCTION WILL DO

(House of Pleasure series). 

AVAILABLE TODAY:

AMAZON

B&N

KOBO

ITUNES

GOOGLE

TO CELEBRATE THIS NEW RELEASE, JENNA IS THROWING A PARTY ON HER BLOG  all day with prizes, games and a chance to win a gorgeous Georgian style necklace and earring set. Just stop by and comment to be eligible to win. And stick around if you’d like the chance to win gift cards, swag, and copies of Only Seduction Will Do!

JENNA’S BLOG

In a vulnerable moment, Alethea Forsythe allows herself to be seduced by a married peer.  Now she is with child—and without recourse.  Her reputation will soon be in tatters and she will be forced to wed a stranger—unless she takes matters into her own hands. 
 
When Jack Fitzwilliam, the Earl of Manning, is summoned from the House of Pleasure on a matter of importance, he hardly expects to receive a marriage proposal. He’s long been aware of Alethea’s infatuation with him, but at twenty-three, taking on an expectant bride is not in his plans.  Yet the desperation in the lady’s lovely eyes overrides his misgivings.
 
Alethea would not have believed it possible for a man to be too chivalrous. But though her new husband is perfectly amicable in public, he insists they maintain separate quarters. Desperate to possess his heart and prove herself a wife in every way, she boldly reaches out to Jack. And as their unexpected connection between silken sheets is tested by jealousy and misfortune, Jack must decide where honor ends…and true passion begins . .

A New Anthology With All New Content

To celebrate the arrival of May, Romancing Yesteryear offers a new anthology  of sweet romances featuring our own DONNA HATCH. 

Announcing a new collection of never-before-published novellas by USA Today bestselling & award-winning authors. ALL proceeds for this anthology go to author Rob Wells to help with medical expenses.

WITH A KISS: A Sweet Romance Anthology

This collection of Clean and Wholesome Romances in WITH A KISS includes complete stories by these ten amazing authors: Traci Hunter Abramson, Rachel Branton, Rachelle J. Christensen, Joyce DiPastena, Danyelle Ferguson, Donna Hatch, Heather B. Moore, Luisa Perkins, Janette Rallison, Heather Tullis.

***On sale for a limited time only!***

AMAZON

ROMANCES IN THIS COLLECTION:
DANCING TO FREEDOM by Traci Hunter Abramson: A Russian ballerina. An American hockey player. A forbidden romance. Can Katrina follow her heart when freedom is the one thing she lacks? Or will the Cold War cost her the only man she has ever loved?

RYLEE’S MIX-UP by Rachel Branton: Rylee Williams didn’t want to be a bridesmaid at her estranged sister’s wedding, the sister who’d grown up with the family she was supposed to have. So why does she find herself in a dress two sizes too big and no date for the wedding? Maybe it’s time to give up on her family once and for all. But a greased pig contest and handsome cowboy Beck Seeger might just change her mind—both about sticking it out and taking a chance at love.

THE REFUGEE’S BILLIONAIRE by Rachelle J. Christensen: Shawn Halstrom has an assignment: travel to Atlanta, Georgia to investigate The Heart of Atlanta refugee center so that Burke Enterprises can make a donation. The job should take two weeks tops, but he wasn’t planning on falling for a Cuban refugee named Carolina Diaz. She’s a single mother who isn’t interested in dating, even if the guy might be a billionaire.

JUST THIS MOMENT by Joyce DiPastena: Alys’s late husband thought her useful only for spinning thread. Now a mysterious monk has come to take her to a nunnery. Can a sightless woman like Alys exert her independence to forge a future of her own choice? And will the monk, who stirs forbidden longings in her, help or hinder her?

ORIGAMI GIRL by Danyelle Ferguson: Josephine loved teaching crafts at the children’s hospital until she was assigned to help Dr. Blake learn how to relate with his patients. As she helps the young doctor soften his sharp edges, relax his rigid folds, and open up to the people around him, she finds she can’t help but love the man he’s becoming.

SABRINA’S HERO by Donna Hatch: For weeks, Sabrina daydreams about a mysterious gentleman who frequents the lending library. Is he perchance an agent for the crown? A returning war hero? A highwayman? A fateful public assembly introduces her to the mystery man as well as an intriguing newcomer. Now she’s torn between a charming rake promising the adventure she craves, and a handsome barrister offers security. Only one will stand by her when it matters most.

FALLING FOR LUCY by Heather B. Moore: Lucy Morley’s older sister is perfect, yet Lucy can’t even hold down a job, let alone stick with something like college. After another disastrous firing, she lands her dream job at a bookstore—and it doesn’t hurt that her new boss, Adam Parks, is pretty much her dream man. But if Lucy is good at one thing, it’s guarding herself from heartbreak. Adam has other plans in mind that include finding a way into Lucy’s heart.

MY DEAREST EMMA by Luisa Perkins: Since her husband died at 25, Johanna has worked at a busy hotel in the new railroad town of Danube, Minnesota, soothing her loneliness by writing home to her sister in Germany. When she meets August, a shy widower, her letters reveal a budding friendship. But Johanna soon begins to question whether their romance can survive a demanding employer, August’s jealous daughter, and the misgivings of two recently broken hearts.

COVERTLY YOURS by Janette Rallison: Paisley Spencer never needed a knight in shining armor—until she finds herself surrounded by three gangsters in a bad part of Phoenix. A handsome stranger intervenes, rescuing her from certain disaster. The only catch? Now she has to pretend to be his girlfriend for the next hour. She finds it’s a job she doesn’t want to end.

Novella by Heather Tullis: description coming soon

 

HAVE YOU HEARD? MAYDAY BOOKS GIVEAWAY

HAVE YOU HEARD?

Romancing Yesteryear is hosting a
MAY DAY GIVEAWAY EXTRAVAGANZA 
featuring 46 historical romance authors.

GRAND PRIZE: 60 books and a Kindle Fire

 *Plus* – First Prize: $40 Amazon Gift Card

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HERE ARE YOUR LINKS TO THE FB GIVEAWAY PAGE AND THE ROMANCING YESTERYEAR RAFFLECOPTER PAGE:

May Day GIVEAWAY

RY RAFFLECOPTER

DRAWINGS HELD ON MAY DAY (MAY 01) SO JOIN THE FUN TODAY!

New Releases For April from Jenna Jaxon and Katherine Bone

Two new April releases from Romancing Yesteryear authors! 

AMAZON

Jenna Jaxon – To Woo a Wicked Widow (Book 2, The Widow’s Club)

Available NOW!

The war years are behind them. 
The future is before them.
And one by one, the widows of Lyttlefield Park are getting restless . . .
 
Lady Charlotte Cavendish is still the spirited girl who tried to elope in the name of love. That dream was thwarted by her father who trapped her into a loveless, passionless marriage. But now widowed, Charlotte is free to reenter the giddy world of the ton—and pursue her desires. For hardly your typical widow, she remains innocent to the pleasures of the flesh. Yet her life is finally her own, and she intends to keep it that way . . .
 
Nash, the twelfth Earl of Wrotham, is beguiled by Charlotte at first sight—and the feeling is mutual. When he receives her intriguing invitation to a house party, the marriage-minded lord plans to further their acquaintance. But even he cannot sway her aversion to matrimony, and only with great restraint does he resist her most tempting offer. For unbeknownst to Charlotte, the misadventures of the past are revisiting them both, and bedding her could cost him everything—or give him everything he ever wanted . . .

 

 

 

 

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Katherine Bone Releases Duke by Day, Rogue by Night (The Nelson’s Tea Series Book 2) with new and improved scenes!

AMAZON

Available April 24th – Preorder NOW!

His identity is in jeopardy—and so is his heart…
 
When a number of ill-advised financial dealings threaten her father’s reputation, Lady Constance Danbury finds herself facing an arranged marriage to a cruel man nearly twice her age. Willing to do anything to escape the betrothal, she boards a merchantman bound for Spain to enlist her estranged aunt’s aid. But when the ship is overtaken by pirates, her dream of freedom disappears as memories of her mother’s death at the hand of corsairs flood her with determination never to bow down to a pirate.
 
Percival Avery, Duke of Blendingham, is a member of Nelson’s Tea, an elite group of patriots assigned to protect England’s shores at any cost. Service to the Crown requires heroic sacrifice, and for Percy, that means living a double life. On land, he is a mysterious nobleman, and at sea, he is a dangerous pirate infiltrating the underbelly of society. He takes great care to keep his two identities separate, but while investigating a notorious pirate ring, Percy finds them coming to a head. Now, he must choose between completing his mission and saving the life of the beautiful woman he recognizes as his commander’s niece.
 
Returning Constance to London isn’t easy, however. She will have none of it, even as her traitorous body longs for the devil who saved her. But she is not the only one struggling for control. Passion has no place in a world of intrigue and espionage, and despite his feelings, Percy swears to protect her—not only from the enemy but from himself.

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Books 2 read

 

 

 

Blustery March!

Well, it seems that March is obeying the dictates of the season by “coming in like a lion” in a great many places in the world. Romancing Yesteryear hopes, wherever you are, that you and yours are safe and dry!

 

Romancing Yesteryear is proud to announce we are hosting a
MAY DAY GIVEAWAY EXTRAVAGANZA! 
featuring 46 historical romance authors. May Day Queen Prize: 56 books and a Kindle Fire — *plus* First Prize: $40 Amazon Gift Card.

More information to come soon, so watch for our newsletter!

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For fans of Jenna Jaxon, we have an exciting new release to announce this month: To Woo A Wicked Widow, Book One of The Widow’s Club. Release date: March 27, but PRE-ORDER here:

AMAZON

Lady Charlotte Cavendish is still the spirited girl who tried to elope in the name of love. That dream was thwarted by her father who trapped her into a loveless, passionless marriage. But now widowed, Charlotte is free to reenter the giddy world of the ton—and pursue her desires. For hardly your typical widow, she remains innocent to the pleasures of the flesh. Yet her life is finally her own, and she intends to keep it that way . . .
 
Nash, the twelfth Earl of Wrotham, is beguiled by Charlotte at first sight—and the feeling is mutual. When he receives her intriguing invitation to a house party, the marriage-minded lord plans to further their acquaintance. But even he cannot sway her aversion to matrimony, and only with great restraint does he resist her most tempting offer. For unbeknownst to Charlotte, the misadventures of the past are revisiting them both, and bedding her could cost him everything—or give him everything he ever wanted . . .

 

 

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Also from Cathy MacRae, her  new release: The Highlander’s Norse Bride, Book Four in the Hardy Heroines series [Cathy & DD MacRae]. Release date is March 17, but PRE-ORDER here for a limited time at 99 cents!

AMAZON

Caught between two kings vying for sovereignty of the Isles and Western Scotland, Hanna of Hällstein has lost everything—and vows to repay the Scots for the deaths of her husband and children. Fleeing the smoldering ruins of her village, Hanna crosses the Strait of Mull and chooses the Laird of Clan MacLean as the object of her revenge.

Alex MacLean has buried a wife and three children. Ignoring the clamors for him to wed again and produce an heir, he finds himself drawn to a Norse refugee who defies him and tests the limits of his patience—and his power as Laird.

Torn between revenge and honor, Hanna fears setting aside her vow of vengeance means she has lost her reason for living. Alex is determined to save her, even if it means defying the king.

February Re-Release And A Cover Reveal

February for Romancing Yesteryear will be a quiet month, but we do have for you a re-release and a cover reveal.

First off, take a look at the lush new cover for Jenna Jaxon’s first book in the new The Widow’s Club series, To Woo A Wicked Widow (Available NOW for Pre-Order/Release Date March 27):

AMAZON

The war years are behind them.
The future is before them.
And one by one, the widows of Lyttlefield Park are getting restless . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Katherine Bone offers the re-release of the Nelson’s Tea Party prequel novella, My Lord Rogue, with a brand new and very romantic cover. If you haven’t yet read it, now is the perfect time:

AMAZON

IBOOKS

BARNES & NOBLE

KOBO

MY LORD ROGUE, A Nelson’s Tea Novella #1
 Espionage, secrecy, and thwarted assassination attempts. The only thing more dangerous is being in love…
 Gillian Chauncey, Baroness Chauncey, is a master of disguise, trained by her expatriated husband, a former French royalist, in the arts of espionage. When a dangerous life or death secret lands in her lap, she’s thrust into a perilous world of ticking clocks and desperation, arrowing her directly into the arms of the man who arranged her marriage.
 Lord Simon Danbury is no ordinary nobleman. He’s been tasked by Admiral Nelson to organize an elite group of clandestine first sons willing to sacrifice all to protect England’s shores. When an assassination attempt is made on Nelson, Simon isn’t sure what poses more danger, the enemy or the masterfully seductive Gillian.

~ Excerpt from My Lord Rogue~
Again, Simon was met by a defiant mix of stubbornness and sorrow. Then mind-boggling silence. Disgruntled but spurred to action, Simon slapped his hat on his head and began to shove on his gloves. A gentleman wouldn’t have removed his gloves at all, he berated himself. But I am no gentleman. Gentlemen didn’t fixate on married women. And married gentlemen didn’t betray infirm wives, no matter the arrangement.
Oh, his sins were many—too many to count. Damn his eyes! On entering Bedford’s box, a small part of him had held out hope that Gillian still loved him. But he’d chosen his path, and in doing so, he’d lost Gillian forever. Lies and misery separated them now. Hers. His. Bloody hell, they’d never been fated to be together, and nothing he could do or say would change that.
Gillian, Baroness Chauncey had become resourceful, cunning, and ruthless in her dealings with him. He deserved every cutting remark, every heated look. But that would not stop him from discovering the reason for her presence in Town. He’d get to the bottom of it, with or without her help.
Regret rose like a deafening buffer between them as applause ignited the crowd below and in the boxes around them. Lighting in the theater had dimmed. The play had begun. And Nelson was late, as usual, which meant Simon needed to return to his duties.
“Promise me you will not leave until our conversation is finished,” he said as he made his way to the curtained exit.
“I cannot.” She slanted a look at him. “I will not.”
His brows shot up in surprise. “As you wish, but I will be back.”
Holcroft’s Deaf and Dumb began like the metaphor it was—neither character understanding the other, neither ready to accept their true feelings, neither willing to make more sacrifices than had already been made. Gillian stood before him, proud and undaunted with her chin raised and eyes set with unflinching determination.
Simon bowed, barely catching her polite curtsey. “Baroness,” he said stiffly before sweeping the curtain to the side.
She made no sound.
Perhaps it is for the best, eh? his conscience prodded.
Duty linked him to Vice-Admiral Nelson, to a cause greater than flesh. The mission they embarked on together—he and Nelson—organizing a group of mercenaries that would answer to the vice-admiral and act to stop Napoleon’s threat of invasion, depended on total discretion and his complete concentration. As quickly as his instincts had been triggered to follow Gillian, Simon forced her to the back of his mind, turning off his emotions as he exited the box. His heart was not equipped for the gut-wrenching truth that Gillian wanted nothing to do with him. So be it. A man could not turn back the tide.

 

Happy “Month of Romance” from The Authors of Romancing Yesteryear. 

 

 

Great Holiday Reads for YOU!

FOR THE HOLIDAYS,

Romancing Yesteryear offers exciting, heartwarming holiday- stories

A little ROMANCE for everyone.

 

CHRISTMAS PRESENT:

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Christmas is coming, and Catherine Woodsleigh and her crippled brother John have no hope of celebration until an invitation to spend Christmas with an old friend and her family arrives. But after the holiday, worse misfortune looms before them. Living on the diminishing number of coins drawn from a jar left by their dead father and mother, a dire future seems inevitable. Will this chance to share a wondrous sparkling Christmas not only provide a glorious holiday but a new turn in their futures and the astonishing possibility of romance?

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMAZON

A stolen Christmas kiss leaves them bewildered and breathless.
A charming rogue-turned-vicar, Will wants to prove that he left his rakish days behind him, but an accidental kiss changes all his plans. His secret could bring them together…or divide them forever.
Holly has two Christmas wishes this year; finally earn her mother’s approval by gaining the notice of a handsome earl, and learn the identity of the stranger who gave her a heart-shattering kiss…even if that stranger is the resident Christmas ghost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AND CHRISTMAS PAST:

 

AMAZON

In this lighthearted Christmas tale set in 1906 America, a Society girl and her Highlander bodyguard fall unexpectedly in love.
For American-born Scotswoman Ainsley Birral, the game of marriage is a tricky proposition, one in which there are three strikes against her. Too tall, too old and modestly unconventional, she expects to live out her life as a maiden aunt. Then one autumn morning she opens her Uptown bookshop to discover an unpleasant surprise. Before she can say “skidoo”, she’s embroiled with a Highlander who touches her heart and stirs her senses, and whose size makes her feel – for the first time ever – deliciously small and feminine.
Brendan MacKean is hired to protect a beautiful woman threatened by an elusive killer. For this former Scotland Yard Inspector, it’s a ho-hum, run-of-the-mill task – until he discovers his usual dispassionate demeanor toward his work is thrown off stride by a powerful attraction to his client. Ainsley Birral is the woman of his dreams, but is she out of reach to one whose roots are sunk deep in the back streets of Inverness?
As the busy holiday season approaches with its attendant excitements, joys and festivities, Brendan must keep Ainsley safe while they explore the passionate love building between them – and find a way to bridge the gap between their respective worlds.

 

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Augustus Sinclair has a broken heart. His betrothed has dropped him for his best friend. Former best friend. When he meets Anne Balfour, though, he questions whether he’d ever really been in love with his fiancé. Some of Anne’s reactions to what he considers everyday activities are puzzling, but that doesn’t stop him from falling head over heels for the first time in his life.
Anne Balfour is amazed to be a guest at the Shrewsbury’s, one of Mayfair’s most well-to-do families — even if the circumstances are less than ideal. Still, she can’t help but get caught up in the excitement of society life. Especially when in the company of Augustus Sinclair. He makes her believe in love and romance, even if she is just the dustman’s daughter.

 

 

 

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Jenny Crowley has been duped! At her eighteenth birthday celebration her parents announce that instead of having the London Season she’s dreamed of for years, Jenny has been betrothed from birth to Alexander Isley, son of family friends and heir to a title. A distraught Jenny refuses point-blank to marry Alec, and when her aunt offers to whisk her away to a Christmas house party, complete with many eligible young bachelors, Jenny jumps at the chance to enjoy a variety of entertainments, be courted, and perhaps fall in love.
Alec Isley is between a rock and a hard place. He desires a marriage with Jenny no more than she does, but when his family’s dire financial status is revealed, he follows Jenny to the house party in hopes of convincing her to marry him after all. When he discovers who else is courting her there, Alec is frantic to keep her from making a dreadful mistake. Struggling with new-found feelings for his childhood friend, can Alec convince her of his love in time to save her from being ruined under the mistletoe?

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FROM THE AUTHORS AT ROMANCING YESTERYEAR!

 

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