Gabriel “Gart” Forbes is the most powerful knight in the arsenal of David de Lohr, Baron Thornden, brother to the mighty Earl of Hereford. When Julian de Moyon, Baron Buckland, summons Thornden for critical support, Gart travels to Dunster Castle to meet with Buckland.
Upon arrival, he is set upon by three young boys who try to rob him, all sons of Baron Buckland. Gart discovers that their mother, the Lady Emberley de Moyon, is the sister of his long-dead best friend. Remembering the lovely young girl from the days of his youth, Gart quickly realizes she has grown into a woman of magnificent beauty. He also comes to realize that Julian is a monster who beats his wife.
At first, Gart is protective of an old friend but soon, he cannot control the emotions he is feeling for Emberley. A beaten and emotionally starved woman, Emberley cannot help her feelings for a man she has loved most of her life. Succumbing to a forbidden love, Gart and Emberley find powerful allies in Baron Thornden and the Earl of Hereford as they plot to convince Julian to divorce his wife.
Adding to the chaos is the fact that Julian has taken up in a love affair with Queen Isabella. When the queen begins to find interest in another man, Julian is furious and wants to use Emberley to make the queen jealous. Gart, however, keeps Emberley well hidden from her husband, even as the Church seeks to intervene.
Through trickery, Julian discovers where Gart has hidden his wife and traps the woman, intending to kill her for her treachery. Gart is unable to help her, listening to her screams of terror, when aid comes from the most unexpected of sources. Divine intervention comes in many forms in this deeply passionate love story.
Based on history, this acclaimed trilogy recounts the life of alleged villain Richard III in three stand-alone books. This is the Love Story.
It is fifteenth century England. Like Romeo and Juliet, Richard of Gloucester and Lady Anne Neville are bound by love and swept apart by a family feud that erupts into civil war. Anne’s father, the Kingmaker, forces her to wed Edward of Lancaster.
When Edward is slain in battle, the young lovers expect to marry. Instead, they encounter another devastating obstacle that threatens to part them forever.
This tale of love and war, tragedy and ultimate triumph is the prize-winning debut that launched Sandra Worth’s career. It claims five of the fifteen awards and prizes she has won.
California, 1909. A woman straps a pistol to her ankle, walks to her lover’s home, and shoots him. Her motive? After an affair of four months, he jilted her for another woman.
How would an attorney defend the woman in light of her outright confession? Would an all-male jury view her actions with repulsion or pity?
The climate of California in the early twentieth century when women couldn’t vote and men held the real power, where immense wealth rested alongside poverty, held a paradox of contradictions.
The bare bones of this true California court case sparked the idea for the fictional story of Alma Bentley, attorney Malachi Rivers, and Emma Knight, the woman who helps him investigate the case.
When jaded lawyer Malachi Rivers engages newspaper editor Emma Knight to aid him in the case of Alma Bentley, he has no idea they'll eventually unmask a vile web of family deceit, wickedness, and treachery. Constantly putting herself in harm's way, the feckless Emma uncovers dark secrets that lie behind the wealthy facade of the Joseph Machado clan.
With her strong opinions, Emma tests Malachi's patience even while he's strongly attracted to her. She disagrees with every aspect of his trial strategy, but he defends his client the only way he can – by insisting that a woman, a naturally frail creature, is incapable of committing such a heinous crime.
Emma wants to experience true passion and detests the false notion that women are inferior to men in any way. Even while she confronts Malachi at every turn, she falls ridiculously in love with him.
She wasn’t used to kindness, affection…or love. He couldn’t treat her like a whore.
The Dusty Rose Brothel is home to Marion Young. When a trip to the Bester ranch introduces her to Joseph “Train” Spencer, she’d love nothing more than to take a ride on his impressive locomotive. Only this Montana man wants more than sex…he wants her heart.
Train isn’t interested in bedding a whore. But damn, he wants Marion. She’s feisty, passionate, and stubborn as hell. He’s jealous, determined and betting his future that he can convince her he wants forever.
Author’s Note: To Wed A Wanton Woman is a sensual romance with some heated love scenes. This book is not erotic.
I can promise you laughs, I can promise you tears, and I can promise that you will not be bored when you read this delightful novel! [The author] has done an incredible job of writing a near-perfect story and she has won a place on my (and many others, I would imagine) keeper shelf!
5 Hearts - Brenda – The Romance Studio
A wonderfully written tale that brings on laughter, and entertainment. It is a genuine story, with great believability, that surrounds a huge range of characters. There is always a trouble-maker in every group and this story is no exception…
I adored the contact with Marion and Train as they tried to find the right boundaries to connect while battling their stubbornness. The town is so visual and comes to life as the characters breathe excitement with every turn of the page in this delightful story.
5 Angels - Linda L. – Fallen Angels Reviews
By the fall of 1918, the Great War has ended and the world is at peace, but there is little to celebrate in Germany. After four years of fighting for his homeland, Christophe Brecht returns to find there is little left of what he once called home. So when family friends ask him to travel to Munich to bring back their runaway daughter, Christophe agrees. When he finally locates Annaliese Duray, he discovers she is far different from the girl he once knew. Headstrong, idealistic, and beautiful, she is on the front lines of the city’s political scene, fighting to give women and working-class citizens a voice in Germany’s new government. As the political upheaval ignites in Munich, so does the attraction between Annaliese and Christophe. With an army from Berlin threatening to squash everything Annaliese has worked for, both she and Christophe are forced to choose between love and loyalty.
This short story (8,500 words or 25-30 pages, depending on your ereader) was originally published in the Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance. Excerpts from The Lesson Plan and Hot Under the Collar, also by Jackie Barbosa, are included at the end.
Note: It is the author's intention to offer this book for free. If it is not currently free on Amazon, you can download a copy in mobi (Kindle) format at no charge from Smashwords or All Romance eBooks.
Duncan Maxwell, laird of Lochmorton Castle, gets the shock of his life when he discovers the reiver captured in a raid on his lands is not a boy, but a young woman. Although she flatly refuses to tell him her name or how she came to be riding with a raiding party, Duncan cannot countenance imprisoning a woman in his dungeon but neither can he release her without compensation. Unable to ransom her back to her family, he treats her as an honored—though exceptionally well-supervised—guest. He takes to calling her Reva and determines to seduce the truth of her identity from her. There’s just one problem—the reiver may steal his heart before he can reveal her secrets.
To escape the Civil War, Jessica Hale heads to the Nevada Territory with her family, only to lose them in a fire set by Unionists. Can Jess forgive her "kidnapper," cattleman Jake Bennett, for failing to save them?
In Nell Lillington's small Midwestern town of the 1870s, marriage is the obvious fate of a young woman of some social standing. Yet Nell is determined to elude the duties and restrictions of matrimony. So when she finds herself pregnant at the age of 17, she refuses to divulge the name of the father and even her childhood friend Martin is kept in the dark.
Nell's stepfather Hiram sends Nell to live at the Poor Farm of which he is a governor, to await the day when her baby can be discreetly adopted. Nell is ready to go along with Hiram's plans until an unused padded cell is opened and two small bodies fall out.
Nell is the only resident of the Poor Farm who is convinced that the unwed mother and her baby were murdered, and the incident prompts her to rethink her decision to abandon her own child to her fate. But the revelations to which her questions lead make her realize that even if she manages to escape the Poor Farm with her baby, she may have no safe place to run to.
The sequel to 'The Jewel of Maythwaite Manor'.
1870: The story continues as Sarah Scraghill is sent away from Maythwaite by her father to thwart her relationship with Jack, the most reckless of the Marriott brothers. She now lives in London with her rich cousins, the Porters.
As a result of a misunderstanding, Jack becomes engaged to Sarah's cousin Amelia, breaking Sarah's heart.
When an extremely valuable necklace goes missing, there appears to be no happy ending in sight anywhere .....
His long, black lashes fluttered down as he brazenly reviewed the rest of me. He straightened and placed a hand on either side of my head, effectively trapping me against the wall. "Explain."
His nearness made my head spin. I swallowed. "I--I came to tell you, you are in grave trouble."
Strider squinted hard at me then threw his head back with laughter. Obviously assuming I wouldn't run, he dropped his hands and crossed his arms over his chest. "Lass, I must tell you," a crooked smile punctuated his words, "I am always in grave trouble."
***A YA Paranormal Romance***
At a time when society conforms to the strictest rules and most proper etiquette, sixteen-year-old Camille Kennecott and her guardian, Dr. Bennett, live a most unconventional life. They hunt werewolves.
When unwitting victim, Nathaniel Strider, wanders into one of their full moon pursuits, Camille and Dr. Bennett believe they have found a specimen for their study. Finding a scientific key to unlocking the mystery of lycanthropy would end their late night excursions. Yet beneath the irresistible exterior, Nathaniel is transforming into a flesh-tearing monster, and as each experiment fails, Camille loses another inch of her soul to him. In a month's time, she must face the prospect of destroying the boy who has stolen her heart.