Stories of adventure, intrigue, [sometimes exotic] travel, and romance against all odds.
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With a sick aunt and a lovelorn younger sister to care for, the last thing Rose Charteris needs is more problems. But in return for help, she is drawn into a secret plot together with handsome Kerim Pasha, the most powerful minister in Constantinople, and Tom Hawkesleigh, the man who broke her heart four years ago. Rose must choose between East and West.
Turkey, 1811. Too scandalous to remain in London society, Olivia Hartford travels to Constantinople and falls in love with the magical land of Turkey. She meets her role model, Lady Hester Stanhope, the intrepid world traveller. And then there is the handsome Selim, cousin to the Sultan, and ice cool diplomat. Is fiery artist Olivia destined to live a life of solitude and regret after rejecting him? Or will her past stay buried long enough for her to have her happy ending?
A Montailhac Family tale
France 1813. Arnaut de Montailhac is a charming rake, who longs to prove his true worth. Louise Fauriel, hardworking member of a family of Huguenot silversmiths, is the complete opposite of Arnaut. Linked by the need to smuggle letters between the Bourbon king in exile at Hartwell House and Arnaut’s father, the unlikely pair travel between France and England, with Napoleon’s vengeful agents never more than one step behind. In the desperate race to succeed in this mission, how can a rake find time for love?
A Montailhac Family tale
What does it take to challenge a Rake, one who is notorious for his gambling and duelling, as well as having his pick of exquisite women? Giles Maltravers has his rakish lifestyle turned upside down the day he saves Anna Lawrence from a pair of drunken young bloods. The irony is that Giles is now honour bound to protect this headstrong girl.
Inspired by a fervent devotion to the works of Lord Byron, Anna is determined to live a life of adventure, but she plunges from one disaster into another. Giles has no time left to enjoy his former pleasures, especially when the Prince Regent decides that Anna is just in his style...But Anna has a secret that gives Giles his greatest challenge of all.
Kitty Towers is a reluctant debutante, determined to avoid marriage. However, she is drawn to enigmatic Theo Weston, despite his rakish behaviour at their first encounter.
On the other hand, another suitor, Etienne de Saint-Aubin, is equally appealing. Kitty soon realises that one of them is a spy. How can she discover which one it is - and how is she to save vital papers from falling into enemy hands?
Sarah Davenport's brother has gambled away his entire fortune. Lord Percival implies he will accept Sarah in lieu of the debt. Major Greg Thatcham's family apparently also owes money to Lord Percival. When Greg seeks help from Sarah, attraction flares between them. But, in all honour, he is the one man she can never marry. Then Lord Percival kidnaps her. Can Greg find her before tragedy strikes again?