New Traditional Regencies (Post-2006)
The Reluctant Suitor. Jove, 1991.
Characters: Devon Farraday & Joslyn Penderton
Summary: Lady fleeing the fiance she's never met finds an injured man who happens to be...
"A Christmas Spirit," in A Regency Holiday. Jove, November 1991.
The Marriage Gamble. Jove, 1992.
Characters: Simon Alton, Marquess of Emsley & Lady Damara Tarrant
Summary: When a lady's engagement to a stranger is announced in the paper she goes to confront him.
"A Summer's Folly," in Summertime Splendor. Jove, 1992.
The Bedeviled Baron. Jove, 1994.
Characters: Bramwell, Baron Dempster & Hilary Fawn
Summary: Lady who loves writing and a baron who loves the sea pretend to fall in love to please their parents.
Lady Vengeance. Harper Monogram, 1995.
Characters: Marcus Knowles, Earl of Ashmore & Miss Celia Tregaron
Summary: American lady seeking her brother who went missing in action during the War of 1812 goes to England to confront the man responsible for sending him to war.
A Perilous Journey. Signet, July 1994.
Characters: Julian de Raymond, Earl of Brinton & Miss Gillian Kentwell
Summary: Lady fleeing an unwanted marriage is helped by mysterious stranger.
The Persistent Earl. Signet, March 1995.
Characters: Maj. Jack Jameson, Earl of Devenham & Lady Phoebe Brodfield
Summary: Widow whose brother-in-law murdered her husband and is determined to have her is protected by a wounded officer whom she tended in sickbed.
Rating: very good
The Captain's Dilemma. Signet, November 1995.
Characters: Capitaine Le Comte Alexandre Valmont & Miss Merissa Pritchard
Summary: Lady hides a French prisoner of war on her family estate.
Rating: very good
An Unlikely Hero. Signet, August 1996.
Characters: Gilbey Kentwell, Viscount Cranford & Lady Venetia St. Aldwyn; Marquess of Ashurst & Lady Vivian St. Aldwyn
Summary: Fiery twin tries to set up her gentle, epileptic sister with a quiet, scholarly gentleman.
Series: Characters related to those in A Perilous Journey.
Rating: very good
The Lady from Spain. Signet, September 1997.
Characters: Jeremy Hazleton, Lord Danebridge & Miss Falcarrah Coleburne
Summary: Gentleman investigates a lady from Spain claiming a British inheritance.
The Magnificent Marquess. Signet, August 1998.
Characters: Reinhart Maycott, Marquess of Milbourne & Miss Mariah Parbury
Summary: Marquess is stalked by a jealous lord.
Rating: fair Comments: Villain had no motive.
The Rake's Mistake. Signet, November 2002.
Characters: Archer Everett Drake, Baron Ramsdale & Daphne, Lady Wetherell
Summary: A lord returns from family exile in the West Indies and pursues a widow with a scandalous reputation hoping to make her his mistress.
Rating: excellent Comments: A lot of interesting detail on sailing and on art, particularly marine art.
The Duke's Gambit. Signet, January 1987.
Characters: Hamilton Calgry, Duke of Haverford & Miss Andrea Howard
Summary: Lady asks a duke to spare her cousin from his dishonorable designs but he wants something in return.
My Lady Adventuress. Signet, June 1987.
Characters: Richard Swynford, Marquess of Marston & Miss Katherine Spencer
Summary: Lady who accepts a man but then has second thoughts is drawn to his brother who thinks she's an adventuress.
Heir to Vengeance. Signet, February 1990.
Lady Angel. Signet, July 1990.
Characters: Ward, Lord Leighton & Lady Angel Harlan
Summary: Lady whose mother eloped scandalously tries to prove she's prim and proper til she meets "the most notorious rake in the realm." (Not him again!)
Scandalous Journey. Fawcett, 1992.
Characters: Thomas Winslow, Earl of Grahame & Miss Eugenia Dudley
Summary: Earl and his ward, stranded en route from her school, must wed.
An Indiscreet Offer. Fawcett, 1993.
Characters: Julian Anseley, Earl of Wentworth & Miss Claire Darington
Summary: Rich spinster posing as a widow is found out by her "husband's" uncle.
Rating: very good
Turkish Delight: or, The Earl and the Houri. St. Martin's, 1987; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1988.
Characters: Gervase Darwen, Earl of Coldmeece & Lady Louisa Darwen
Summary: English lady who was raised in a Turkish harem considers accepting the proposal of one cousin but falls in love with another.
Two of a Kind: An English Trifle. St. Martin's, 1988.
Characters: Jack, Marquess of Barham & Lady Juliette Devereaux
Summary: A lady who seeking a husband as a business partner to help manage her estate attends a houseparty and encounters a lord who is deeply in debt and has been banished from his family home.
The Ill-Bred Bride: or, an Inconvenient Marriage. St.
Martin's, 1990; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1991.
Characters: Denzil, Baron Hanford & Miss Susannah Potter
Summary: Lord with an ancient lineage and numerous debts marries a wealthy Cit's daughter.
Rating: very good
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Fleeting Fancy. Fawcett, 1992.
Characters: John Rudwell, Viscount Severn (earl's heir) & Miss Primula Greetwell
Summary: Viscount is forced to wed the lady he ruined before going to India 10 years ago.
Now writes mysteries, science fiction & fantasy.
Denmead Inheritance. Mills & Boon, August 1991.
Nabob's Daughter. Harlequin, 1993; reissued by Harlequin,
1995, in Mischief & Mayhem with Petra Nash's Heir Apparent.
Characters: Edward, Viscount Bardolph & Miss India Leigh
Summary: Viscount blames a lady's brother for for leading his brother into a search for smugglers.
Rating: very good
"Miss Durham's Indiscretion," in A June Betrothal. Zebra, June 1993.
Characters: Miles Grayson, Marquess of Strathmore & Miss Caroline Durham
Summary: A lady who narrowly escaped an arranged marriage is dismayed to find herself engaged to a lord.
The Scandalous Masquerade. Zebra, August 1993
Characters: Julius Wrothby, Earl of Malton & Miss Cara Brentwood
Summary: A lord determined to teach a lady highwayman a lesson in deception loses his heart instead.
"A Betting Affair," in
A Mother's Joy. Zebra, April
Characters: Gordon Massey, Marquess of Blackburn & Jessica, Lady Blackburn
Summary: Mother schemes to reunite her daughter and son-in-law.
The Thief of Hearts. Fawcett, 1973.
Characters: Richard Merrick, Earl of Melford & Sara Auden
Summary: Highwayman who stopped a lady's carriage later appears at her home claiming to be an earl and a friend of her brother.
Reckless Masquerade. Fawcett, 1975.
Characters: Dareth Farringdon, Earl of Glenbrooke & Lucinda Kendricks
Summary: Lady gets amnesia in a carriage accident and is told she is a countess, but her husband behaves like a stranger.
Rating: good See a review of this book.
Devil's Bride. Hale, 1976; reissued by Fawcett, 1976.
A Hasty Marriage. Fawcett, 1977.
Characters: Simon, Earl of Arundale & Miss Drina Alcott
Summary: Lord stumbles into the bedchamber of a lady who loves him and proposes a marriage in name only.
Rating: very good
Miranda's Folly. Fawcett, 1978.
Characters: Lord Donford & Miranda Crawley
Summary: Lady runs away from home disguised as a boy and is found out by a drunken lord who stumbles into her room at an inn.
The Merchant's Daughter. Coventry #104, 1978.
Lord Heathbury's Revenge. Hale, 1979; reissued as Coventry
#51, July 1980.
Characters: Damien, Earl of Heathbury & Miss Lavinia Merridew
Summary: Lord vows revenge on the lady who accepted a challenge to win his affection.
The Silken Net. Fawcett, 1979.
Characters: Luke Varden & Kassia Dornford
Summary: Lady falls for a former chimneysweep and together they uncover secrets.
The Outrageous Lady Caroline. Coventry #115, 1981.
Characters: Dr. Jarrod Thorne & Caroline, Lady Kilgarron
Summary: Beautiful, rich widow with numerous suitors falls for a doctor who works with the poor and scorns wealthy ladies.
Fortune's Child. Coventry #149, November 1981.
Characters: Earl of Rossington & Louisa Farnham
Summary: Lord proposes to the lady he jilted 9 years before.
Runaway Bride. Hale, 1982; reissued by Fawcett, 1988.
Characters: Colonel Brooke Pennington & Clarinda Devereaux
Summary: A lady fleeing an arranged marriage and a violent stepfather is relieved to be rescued by a colonel until she learns he has ties to her stepfather.
The Rakehell's Daughter. Hale, 1982.
The Marriage Bargain. Coventry #186, May 1982.
Characters: Marquess of Stockdale & Valentina Woodville
Summary: Lady who loves another agrees to be the perfect wife for one year, when her husband promises he'll divorce her.
Dangerous Dandy. Hale, 1983; reissued by Fawcett, 1986.
Characters: Rupert Jardine, Marquis of Ravelston & Miss Davinia Winterton
Summary: Lady who tends an injured man meets him again when she is a lady's companion and he is a marquis.
Lady of Quality. Fawcett, 1983.
Characters: Max, Marquis of Emberay & Eliza, Lady Emberay
Summary: When her husband takes up with an opera dancer a dowdy wife dons lowcut gowns & begins her own flirtation.
Rating: very good
The Ransome Inheritance. Hale, 1983; reissued by Fawcett,
Characters: Major Charles Hollingdale & Miss Jenna Tregail aka Annabelle Ransome
Summary: Innocent lady who is sent to Newgate Prison is released by a family asking her to pose as a lost heiress and wed their son, but she falls in love with another.
An Unequal Match. Hale, 1984; reissued by Fawcett, 1986.
Characters: Justin Faversham, Marquis of Strafford & Miss Verena Barrington
Summary: Lord who must marry a lady he rescued from squalor to settle a gambling debt abandons her and goes to Europe while she blossoms into a beautiful and intelligent marchioness.
The Scoundrel's Daughter. Fawcett, 1985.
Characters: Earl of Sherringham & Miss Jacey Trevallion
Summary: Lady's father promises her hand in marriage to settle a gambling debt.
Regency Masquerade. Fawcett, 1986.
Characters: Adam, Earl of Ashendon & Sabina, Viscountess Montford
Summary: Lady's companion who married a lord who was killed on their wedding night is convinced by an earl to reenter society.
Sweet Hoyden. Fawcett, 1988.
Lucifer's Lady. Fawcett, 1989.
Characters: Marquess of Glendarvon & Amanda Westwood
Summary: Lady detests the man who ruined her gamester father even though he paid her way through school and gave her a Season.
The Highwayman and the Lady. Fawcett, 1989; reissued by
Fawcett, 1997, with Love Finds a Way.
Characters: Sir Ashley Warrender & Leonora Hamilton
Summary: Lady on her way to London for the Season is kidnapped by a highwayman and escapes only to be rescued by a man who looks strangely familiar.
The Rake's Revenge. Fawcett, 1989.
Characters: Marcus Drax & Cornelia Faraday
Summary: Lady who intends to marry her father's curate is sent to London for a Season and falls in love with a rakish earl with a painful secret.
Love Finds a Way. Fawcett, 1990; reissued by Fawcett,
1997, with The Highwayman and the Lady.
Characters: Brett, Marquess of Crandon & Miss Allegra Montescue
Summary: Lady is angered by a lord's plans to marry her sister.
Marylebone Park. Fawcett, 1990.
Characters: Lord Manville & Sophia Kingsland
Summary: Lady is rescued from ruffians by a mysterious gentleman but falls for his older cousin who was disfigured in the war.
Bath Revels. Fawcett, 1991.
Characters: Jocelyn Fabian, Earl of Amesbury & Mrs. Demeter Summerhayes
Summary: When his nephew falls in love, a rake goes to Bath disguised as a doctor to ascertain the position of the lady's "wicked stepmother" on the matter.
Lord Trenton's Proposal. Fawcett, 1991.
Characters: Robert, Viscount Trenton & Serafina D'Arblay
Summary: Scholarly chaperone accused of theft is rescued by a lord who proposes to her but then announces that their betrothal was an effort to catch the real thief.
The Duke's Dilemma. Fawcett, 1992.
Characters: Oliver Barrington, Duke of Avedon & Miss Araminta Penrose
Summary: Duke objects to his nephew's fiancee.
Brighton Beau. Fawcett, 1994.
Characters: Mr. Gavin Stanbury & Miss Flavia Allenbrooke
Summary: Prince Regent commands a gentleman to buy a prize racehorse from a lady.
The Devilish Earl. Fawcett, 1994.
Characters: Blaise de Courcy, Earl of Silverwood & Miss Eustacia Farramond aka Stacia Gilbert
Summary: Toast of the London theatre plans to use her new-found fame to seek revenge on the lord who ruined her father.
Marriage a la Mode. Fawcett, 1998.
Characters: Lucian, Marquess of Carisbrooke & Miss Arabella Trentham
Summary: Lord takes revenge on the mistress who jilted him by marrying the poor relation she sent to break the news.
Rating: very good
Also wrote other period romances.
A Hasty Betrothal. Mills & Boon, March 2004; reissued by Harlequin Historical, November 2005.
Characters: Robert, Viscount Sandford & Harriet Cordell
Summary: A lord agrees to a temporary betrothal to help a lady escape an unwanted marriage but a series of events including an abduction lead to a more permanent arrangement.
The Viscount's Secret. Mills & Boon, July 2005; reissued
by Harlequin Historical, March 2006.
Characters: Edward Latimer, Viscount Templeton & Miss Georgina Cunningham
Summary: A lord seeking someone to love him for himself disguises himself as an ordinary gentleman and falls for a penniless lady who despises Society.
The Officer and the Lady. Mills & Boon, Feburary 2006.
Characters: Matthew Beresford & Miss Imogen Priestley
Summary: An officer in the East India Trading Company returns home and finds a lady who's worked tirelessly to save the estate.
Double Folly. Candlelight #572, 1980.
Unwilling Bride. Candlelight #579, 1980.
Jessica Windom. Candlelight #588, 1980.
The Mistress of Langfort Court. Candlelight #702, 1982.
The Wicked Marquis. Walker, 1982.
Characters: Marquis of Locklynde & Miss Esme Leonardo
Summary: Orphan daughter of an English lady and an Italian opera singer goes to live with her aunt and meddles in her cousins' lives.
Dolly Blanchard's Fortune. Walker, 1983.
Characters: Mr. Richard Daventry (baronet's heir) & Dolly Blanchard
Summary: Lady tries to loan the man she loves money so he can wed another, but when he refuses she joins forces with a fortune hunter in a scheme to get the money to him secretly.
The Marriage Scheme. Harper Monogram, 1994.
Characters: Lucas, Lord Ashcombe & Miss Georgia Canning
Summary: Scholarly lady tries to arrange a marriage between her mother and a suitor, but first has to rout another of her mother's admirers.
Comments: First person.
A Special License. Harper Monogram, 1995.
Characters: William Staynes, Earl of Rothwick & Miss Linnea Ashley
Summary: Lord must marry the lady he abducted after mistaking her for an adventuress out to snare his nephew.
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Reforming the Rake. Harlequin Historical, October 2005; Mills & Boon, July 2006.
Characters: Charles Summerson, Marquis of Pelham & Beatrice Sinclair
Summary: An on-the-shelf lady is resigned to remaining a spinster but secretly yearns for romance.
A Lady of Breeding. Malvern, 1986; reissued by Fawcett, 1991.
Characters: Alexander Carne, Earl of Sheldon & Miss Lucy Tiversley
Summary: Redhaired, freckled lady retires from the marriage mart to become a governess only to find herself in a compromising position with her employer who demands she marry him.
To Be a Fine Lady. Malvern, 1986; reissued by St. Martin's, 1988.
Painted Lady. Fawcett, 1995.
Characters: Philip Markham & Eleanor Needwood
Summary: Gentleman who rescued a lady from an unwanted suitor and is mistaken for a suitor himself finds himself pursuing the lady in earnest after she causes a scandal by posing for a daring artist.
The Fortescue Diamond. Zebra, September 1994.
Characters: James Morrison & Louisa Beckenham
Summary: When her brother's new wife won't let her remain in her home, a spinster must choose between a vicar, a fop, and an aging libertine--until a dashing rake enters the picture.
"Lady Charlotte Contrives," in A Mother's Delight. Zebra, April 1995.
DeLacey's Angel. Zebra, June 1995.
Characters: Colonel Richard DeLacey, Earl of Rochedale & Miss Elizabeth Driscoll
Summary: Colonel tracks down the doctor's daughter who tended him at Waterloo.
Rating: very good
The Lady and the Spy. Zebra, March 1996.
Characters: John Macy & Serena Duchesne
Summary: Eccentric spinster who is the author of a scandalous novel about the ton meets a retired master spy and is drawn into a web of intrigue.
"The Schooling of a Rake," in Rogues and Rakes. Zebra, April 1996.
The Marquess Lends a Hand. Zebra, December 1996.
Characters: Piers Duchesne, Marquess of Stovall (duke's heir) & Miss Phoebe Parmenter
Summary: Marquess disguised as a landscaper helps a lady blackmailed into marriage.
Rating: very good
"The DeVille Inheritance," inLords of the Night. Zebra, March 1997.
The Colonel's Courtship. Zebra, August 1997.
Characters: Colonel Stephen Gracechurch & Suzanne, Lady Phelps
Summary: Colonel feigns poverty to seek revenge on the lady who jilted him before.
Rating: poor Comment: His plan was senseless; she had no spirit, especially compared to her sister.
"Three Nights at a Country Inn," in
A Winter Wedding. Zebra,
Characters: Mr. Archer Huntleigh-Bowes & Miss Sarah Timmons
Summary: Lady is stranded by a snowstorm at an inn with the rakish suitor she's refused to wed.
Rating: fair Comments: Couple took too long to meet.
An Uncommon Governess. Zebra, September 1998.
Characters: Mr. Valentine North & Lady Amelia Peasebottom
Summary: Lady fleeing an arranged marriage disguises herself as a governess in the home of a man who vows to remain a bachelor.
"The Year Father Christmas Came Calling," in
the Mistletoe. Zebra, December 1998.
Characters: Edwin, Viscount Pallister & Miss Sarah Forte
Summary: Mysterious couple steal from a lord and give to a lady who takes in orphans.
Dauntry's Dilemma. Zebra, April 1999.
Characters: Hon. Quintus Dauntry & Mrs. Cecelia Walters
Summary: While seeking the cause of ghostly apparitions at his father's estate, a man becomes intrigued with a widow who must scrub floors to support her son after her aristocratic inlaws seized her inheritance.
Angel's Devil. Avon, 1995.
Characters: James Faring, Marquis of Abbonley & Lady Angelique Graham
Summary: Lady who is impatient to be wed has her fiance ask his cousin to pretend to pursue her so her parents will hasten their plans, but the lady's plans go awry when she finds she's in love with the cousin.
The Black Duke's Prize. Avon, 1995.
Characters: Nicholas Varon, Duke of Sommesby & Miss Katherine Ralston
Summary: Lady confronts the Black Duke who intends to buy her family estate and finds him to be a White Knight.
Award: Romance Journal Francis Award, Best Traditional Regency 1997.
Scandal's Reward. Zebra, August 1994.
Characters: Charles de Dagonet & Catherine Hunter
Summary: Lady's companion first meets a gentleman by falling under his horse, then meets him again when he's brandishing a pistol in an attempt to clear his name and claim his legacy.
Series: Reward series #1
Virtue's Reward. Zebra, February 1995.
Characters: Captain Richard Acton, Viscount Lenwood (earl's heir) & Miss Helena Trethaerin
Summary: Captain promises he'll wed a dying comrade's fiancee.
Series: Reward series #2
"The Impossible Bridegroom," in
Flowers for the Bride.
Zebra, May 1995.
Characters: Lord Ravenstoke & Beth Lindsay
Summary: Lady is dismayed when her rescuer turns out to be her cousin's reluctant fiance.
Rogue's Reward. Zebra, November 1995.
Characters: Leander Campbell, Earl of Hawksleigh & Lady Eleanor Acton
Summary: Lady is drawn to an earl's "bastard" son.
Series: Reward series #3
Rating: very good
"The Notorious Lord," in
Lords and Ladies. Zebra,
Characters: Lord Beaumarais & Joan Fraser
Summary: Artistic lady is courted by a rake in disguise who mistakes her for another.
Valor's Reward. Zebra, September 1996.
Characters: Michael Grey, Earl of Deyncourt & Miss Jessica Whinburn
Summary: Scholarly lady is mistaken for a highwayman and is shot while she tries to stop a coachman's abusive treatment of his horses.
Series: Reward series #4
Folly's Reward. Zebra, April 1997.
Characters: Hon. Harry Acton & Miss Prudence Drake
Summary: Scottish governess finds a man with amnesia on the beach and accepts his help in escaping with her charge from a wicked guardian.
Series: Reward series #5
Love's Reward. Zebra, December 1997.
Characters: Fitzroy Mountfitchet, Viscount Tarrant (earl's heir) & Lady Joanna Acton
Summary: Lord involved in political intrigues must marry the lady who ran away from school with his married brother.
Series: Reward series #6
Award: Romance Writers of America RITA, Best Regency 1998
Also writes Regency-era historicals as Jean Ross Ewing and as Julia Ross.
New Traditional Regencies
A Twelfth Night Tale. Ellora's Cave (Blush Cotillion), 2013.
Summary: A wounded soldier and the girl next door find peace and love amidst a backdrop of rural Christmas traditions.
Treasuring Theresa. Ellora's Cave Blush Cotillion, 2013.
Summary: She's a country lady. He's a London swell. They have nothing in common. Or have they?