A Regency Holiday Duet
A duet of Regency holiday novellas set at the time of year when toes might be cold, but hearts are warm, and true love earns a helping hand from some well-placed mistletoe.
Respect for Christmas features Henrietta Whitlow, who’s leaving behind the life of a very successful courtesan in hopes of making peace with her family in the shires. Michael Brenner’s family all but ignore him, despite his shiny new baronial title, and his errand along the Oxford road isn’t half so benign as Henrietta’s. While trying to settle a debt of honor involving Henrietta, Michael instead loses his heart, gains a friend, and learns an important holiday lesson.
Patience for Christmas is the story of advice columnist Patience Friendly, whose relationship with her stubborn, over-bearing, publisher, Dougal MacHugh, is anything but cordial. Dougal challenges is Patience to take on a rival columnist in a holiday advice-a-thon, and sparks fly clear up to the mistletoe hanging from every rafter. Will Patience follow the practical guidance of her head, or the passionate advice of her heart?
Hamish MacHugh knows quite well that the dukedom unexpectedly thrust upon him bodes nothing but trouble for a man who’d rather be tramping through the heather of his Highland home. Retiring spinster Megan Windham can teach him how to waltz and make small talk, but can Hamish teach his Meggie to listen to the whisperings of her heart rather than the gossip that follows him everywhere?
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Duchesses in Disguise
Three young, wealthy titled women decide to spend the social Season admiring the bucolic splendor of the Yorkshire Dales rather than dodging fortune hunters and scandalmongers in London. A fine plan–until the ladies’ traveling coach lands in a muddy ditch, and foul weather strands them at the estate of Kit Stirling, a rake of the first water. As luck (or Cupid?) would have it, Kit and his two friends, Sir Greyville Trent and Col. Nathanial Stratton, also have no patience with matchmaking and romance…. or so they insist.
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Too Scot to Handle
Part of the Windham Brides series
Colin MacHugh is trying to come up to scratch as the brother and heir of a newly minted duke, but Polite Society isn’t keen on a former army captain acquiring even a courtesy title. At the suggestion of an aristocratic friend, Colin takes an interest in a charitable home for urchins. Miss Anwen Windham is devoted to the same institution, and as Colin and Anwen work together to save the failing orphanage, their interest in each other becomes passionate.
When the orphanage’s troubles take a criminal turn, everybody is suspect, from Colin, to the children, to Anwen. If Colin blows retreat and heads home to Scotland, the orphanage will surely fail. If he stays to fight the accusations coming at him from all sides, he could lose a future with Anwen–and his life….
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Coming in 2017...
Next year will see the release of another Windham Brides story (November), as well as two more True Gentlemen, dates to be determined—Jonathan Tresham and Grey Dorning are both being coy. I’m also planning a contemporary novel duet set in Montana to be released with author M.L. Buchman. There's a Scottish whisky distiller running wild on the lone prairie, and a rancher's daughter determined to round him up! Then it's more Christmas novellas, possibly another Dorning brother, and maybe a detour back to the Victorian Highlands. I'm still planning on sending a modern Scottish earl to rural Maryland too!
So many happily ever afters!