The Caversham Chronicles
Miss Amelia Lands a Duke The Prequel Novella of The Caversham Chronicles
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Spinster Amelia accepts a position as a companion to her social-climbing aunt who is planning her next wedding before she is even out of mourning for her second husband. And the man her aunt is stalking is none other than the wealthy widower, the Duke of Caversham.
Horrified by her aunt’s behavior, Amelia decides to hide away in their host’s library and gardens for the duration of their visit. On an evening walk through the maze she meets an older gentleman who intrigues and arouses her. She flees without learning his name, only to stumble across that same handsome gentleman in the library days later, where to Amelia's astonishment, he kisses her. And she kisses him back!
Amelia and the duke are caught in their passionate embrace by her aunt. Embarrassed at her own wanton behavior, Amelia flees the room believing he’s used her to avoid her aunt. After confronting her aunt, the duke does what he believes is the honorable thing and makes plans to marry Amelia.
Only he never asks her.
Caversham's Bride Book One of The Caversham Chronicles
What would you do to save the ones you love most?
Sold into slavery by the men who were supposed to kill her, Angelia Gualtiero must now convince the man who purchased her to help her. Lia would do anything to save her little brother from her murderous aunt, even marry a man she knows wants nothing more than use of her body.
Marcus Renfield Halden, Ninth Duke of Caversham, needs an heir to secure his legacy and the futures of his young sisters from a desperate cousin whom he suspects of targeting him in pursuit of the title and fortune. When he sees a woman running from her guard in a market in Tangier, he is at first captivated by her beauty. After Ren learns her story, he's in awe of her bravery. He then makes Lia an offer she cannot refuse.
Her brother for an heir.
What neither expected was to fall in love.
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Already His Book Two of The Caversham Chronicles
She’s loved him all her life.
Lady Elise Halden knows how to get a horse to bend to her will with a gentle touch and subtle coaxing. But she’s learning that bringing the new Earl of Camden to heel is nothing like training a horse. If she has any hope of reining in the Earl’s affections, she will need a plan. With help from her friend Lady Beverly, and her sister-in-law the Duchess, Elise sets out to win her indifferent Earl’s heart.
He admired her from a respectable distance.
As young men, Michael Brightman and his best friend swore sisters were off limits. This promise was made solely to protect his own sisters from his friend’s charming, rakehell ways. The Duke of Caversham’s little sister was always a precocious minx to avoid, till one day Michael realizes Lady Elise is all grown up and the things he wants to do with the lady are surely going to upset the friendship with her brother.
Together they discover that physical evidence doesn't equate truth, and trusting the heart is sometimes the hardest lesson to learn.
Loving Sarah Book Three of The Caversham Chronicles
She was running to adventure, he was running from destiny.
Lady Sarah Halden stows away on the wrong boat when she thinks to enter a sailing race with her brother. She lands in the company of Lucky's business partner, Ian Ross-Mackeever, heir to the Earl Mackeever. Sarah finds the gruff captain handsome and desires him in ways she'd never wanted a man before. With the help of a salacious little book filled with erotic images, Sarah decides to seduce her captain. At the halfway point of the race, instead of simply letting her return home with him, Lucky forces Sarah and Ian to marry.
Ian Ross-Mackeever doesn't believe in family. His own father sends him away when he is a boy to live in a different country with his grandfather who despises him and aunts who don't know what to do with him. He is immediately sent away to school where he becomes friends with Lucky Gualtiero, a young man whose family is everything Ian's is not.
After a rocky start upon discovering his stowaway, Ian warms to Sarah's presence in his life during the voyage home from New York. Her sense of adventure and unwavering love for family forces Ian to embrace her love and the possibilities of a future with her at this side. Sarah shows Ian that running from destiny is more difficult than accepting fate, and every day spent not accepting and loving those who love you is a day wasted.
Lucky's Lady Book Four of The Caversham Chronicles
Available in April 2015!
When Mary-Michael Watkins married her elderly mentor who owned the shipyard where she worked, she never thought she’d miss the things he can’t give her. But as the years pass, she discovers a surprising need for a child that grows more with each day. Her husband urges her to look elsewhere for a man to sire the baby she wants, but she can’t even consider such a thing. Until she meets Captain Gualtiero.
Luchino Gualtiero, is a man to whom family means everything. Second to family is growing his tea import company, and he’s come to Watkins Shipyard to have two new ships built. He’s enjoyed married women in the past, thus he has no issue bedding the beautiful wife of the shipyard owner. But when it comes time to leave her, his heart cannot forget her.
Shortly before her husband’s death, Mary-Michael realizes she is carrying the captain’s child. When she is accused of adultery and murdering her husband, she is forced to ask the captain to care for their child in the event she is found guilty and hanged.
Lucky will do whatever is necessary to have Mary-Michael for his own—and to be a part of his child’s life—even kidnap her from the jail and take her on the high seas with him. He knows she’s long fought her feelings for him, and aboard the Lady M he will convince her that his love for her is as endless as the sea.