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Regencies by Subject - Foreign Locales & Characters


France & The French
Belgium
Vienna
Italy
Spain & Portugal
Europe
Russia & Russians
Egypt
India
Turkey
China
Australia & Australians
Canada & Canadians
Latin America & the Caribbean
Ireland & The Irish
America & Americans
At Sea
On the Road (Foreign)

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France & The French


Alina Adams, The Fictitious Marquis.
Lady saves a man from the gallows and marries him to get her inheritance so she can save a friend being held by an evil man in France.

Sylvia Andrew, Serafina.
A lady hides her intelligence to snare a lord whose grandmother wants him to marry a meek, biddable wife, but when he catches her out she pretends to be her twin sister Sally -- who doesn't exist.
Setting: England & France

Anne Ashley, Beloved Virago.
A lady who travels to France to flush out a traitor must pose as a major's wife.

Elizabeth Bailey, The Count's Charade.
A lady who has been lame since birth discovers a wounded Frenchman near her home and nurses him back to health.

Mary Balogh, Web of Love.
Lady whose husband died at Waterloo finds herself drawn to his injured friend and conceives a child by him.
Setting: Brussels, Paris & London

Donna Bell, Sweet Tranquility.
Lady flees to Paris to escape marriage and meets a French marquis.

Janice Bennett, An Intriguing Desire.
French damsel delivers a warning to a convalescing British secret agent.

Anne Benson, Escape to Love.
A governess discovers that taking care of a 16-year-old spitfire by day and partaking of the pleasures of Paris by night may be more than she can handle.

Catherine Blair, Athena's Conquest.
A Frenchman in the secret employ of the foreign minister hides his love for a lady, causing her to believe he prefers her silly sister.

Beth Bryan, A Managing Female.
Lady takes an unconscious man whom she finds on the docks to France thinking he's going there but he was actually on his way to propose to a lady.

Jeanne Carmichael, Madcap Johnny.
Lady who disdains a dandy admires the spying exploits of the Black Domino.
Setting: Kent, France & London

Blanche Chenier, Wayward Heiress.
Gentleman follows a lady on a harebrained rescue miison to France.
Setting: Avon near Bath, London & France

Deborah Chester, French Slippers.
A lady whose father dies in a duel leaving a mountain of debts pretends he is still alive so as not to ruin her chance at marriage, but a French marquis suspected of being a spy knows her secret.
Setting: Calais (briefly) & London

Patricia Coleman, Daring Deceptions.
Lady must marry a viscount to gain her inheritance; he agrees, intending to use their honeymoon in France as a cover for spying.
Setting: London & France

Madeleine Conway, The Reluctant Husband.
A gentleman who wants to free himself from a forced engagement to a woman he hates becomes intrigued by a mysterious lady at a masked ball in Paris and is determined to learn her identity.

Caroline Courtney, Forbidden Love.
Lady who scandalized Bath by taking tea with a rake is sent to France, where she avoids her aunt's marriage schemes with the help of the rake and the unwilling groom.

Monette Cummings, Scarlet Lady.
An actress is thrilled when a lord asks her to accompany him to France to save his relative, but is dismayed to learn he expects her to succumb to his charms.

Ellen Fitzgerald, The Gambler's Bride.
Heiress agrees to elope with a gambler who may only be after her money.
Setting: Exeter in Devon, Bath, on the road to Carlisle in Cumberland & to Gretna Green, Dover & Paris

Anne Gracie, Tallie's Knight.
An orphaned lady caring for her cousin's children catches the eye of an earl who wants to set up his nursery.
Setting: Country house party, on the road through France & Italy

Georgette Heyer, Sylvester, or the Wicked Uncle.
Lady meets the duke upon whom she based the evil character in her novel.
Setting: South of Calne in Wiltshire, London, Dover & France

Georgette Heyer, These Old Shades.
Duke discovers his enemy's daughter disguised as a boy on the streets of Paris.

Georgette Heyer, Devil's Cub.
Respectable lady takes the place of her sister whom a rake on the run is abducting to Paris with the object of making her his mistress; but when he insists they marry she refuses knowing he doesn't love her.

Elizabeth Law, Double Deception.
Bluestocking heiress switches places with her penniless school chum when her dashing uncle wants to bring her out for a Season.
Setting: France & Yorkshire

Edith Layton, The Disdainful Marquis.
Lady who becomes a duchess's companion only to find she is expected to entertain her grace's gentlemen admirers is particularly disturbed by the attentions of a marquis.

Alice Chetwyn Ley, The Intrepid Miss Haydon.
A lady's family sends her to Paris to help her forget a lost love.

Prudence Martin, Passion's Persuasion.
A lady carrying papers out of France pertaining to Napoleon's plans to escape St. Helena accepts the escort of gentleman and then discovers he's the man she was warned against.
Setting: On the road from France to London

Elizabeth Morgan, Amanda's Folly.
Rogue kidnaps a lady to finance his flight to Paris but when her family refuses to pay he decides to take her along anyway.

Sara Orwig, The Fairfax Brew.
Lord is coerced into bringing the family of the lady he intends to marry on a mission to steal Napoleon's invasion plans when given a strange "truth serum" tea by her grandmother.

Sara Orwig, Spy for Love.
A lady is kidnapped by a highwayman who takes her to Paris and asks her to help him spy on Napoleon.

Mary Jo Putney, The Controversial Countess.
Duke demands that a mysterious lady involved in Paris intrigue pose as his mistress to uncover a plot.

Mary Jo Putney, Lady of Fortune.
French lady fleeing the Revolution takes a position in a viscount's house.

Janette Radcliffe, The Topaz Charm.
British lady marries a French marquis for protection against one of Napoleon's spies.

Alicia Rasley, A Royal Escapade.
A Russian princess intended to wed the Duke of Cumberland is attracted to her handsome escort.
Setting: St. Petersburg in Russia, Smyrna in Turkey, at sea, France, Dorset & London

Marcy Elias Rothman, The Divided Heart.
Frigid lady who offers to marry and have an heir for a lord accompanies him to Paris on their honeymoon.

Jeanne Savery, A Reformed Rake.
Rake insists on escorting a governess from France to England.

Jeanne Savery, The Widowed Miss Mordaunt.
Lady posing as a widow to seek her brother in France after the war accepts the escort of a major but tries to convince him he does not need to marry her.

Jeanne Savery, A Perfect Match.
A lady despairs when her father disapproves of the man she loves, but as Napoleon's troops approach Paris her suitor is the only man who can save her father's life.

Jeanne Savery, Smuggler's Lady.
A French lady whose family lost its fortune in the Terror earns a living by smuggling and must outwit an English officer.
Setting: At sea, France & England

Amanda Scott, Lady Meriel's Duty.
A lady heads to France to find a school for her sister and becomes caught up in intrigue with a fashionable gentleman.
Setting: France

Sarah Stamford, The Magnificent Duchess.
Lady ends an arranged betrothal to a duke and goes to Paris where she attracts the attention of Napoleon's stepson.

Patricia Veryan, Feather Castles.
An evil Frenchman's fiancee escapes his clutches with the help of a colonel.

Patricia Veryan, The Riddle of the Lost Lover.
Vespa pursues his real father across France and discovers that he is transporting a shipment of gold to pay Wellington's troops.

Joan Vincent, A Bond of Honour.
In order to escape France with her orphaned niece and nephew, a lady poses as an earl's wife.

Sheila Walsh, The Incomparable Miss Brady.
Lady from Baltimore shows up in London on the doorstep of a noble relation expecting him to be a much older man.

Sheila Walsh, Minerva's Marquess.
Lady tries to melt her husband's icy reserve and win out against a rival for his love.

Claudette Williams, Lady Velvet.
Making her Paris debut, a lady meets her childhood hero who still thinks of her as a hoyden.

Winifred Witton, The Green Fox.
Lady on a boat to France seeking treasure meets a seasick man on his way to claim his inheritance.
 
 

Belgium


Mary Balogh, Web of Love.
Lady whose husband died at Waterloo finds herself drawn to his injured friend and conceives a child by him.
Setting: Brussels, Paris & London

Gayle Buck, Lady Althea's Bargain.
Lady who wants a happy marriage defies her husband by following him to Brussels.
Setting: Surrey, London & Brussels

Marion Chesney, Quadrille.
Country mouse whose husband married her for her dowry tries flirting with another man to get her husband's attention.

Clare Darcy, Allegra.
Impoverished lady surprises the ton by turning down an offer from her highly eligible cousin and by going to Brussels on the eve of Waterloo.

Anne Devon, Defiant Mistress.
Penniless lady in Belgium on the eve of Waterloo must become an actress to survive, drawing the scorn of her suitor's older brother.

Charlotte Louise Dolan, The Resolute Runaway.
Penniless orphan travels with a friend to Brussels, where the two ladies become rivals for a man's love.

Carola Dunn, His Lordship's Reward.
Lord falls for a lady sharing his lodgings in Belgium prior to Waterloo.
Setting: Brussels, Somerset & London

Violet Hamilton, False Promises.
A lady who follows her brother to Brussels dislikes his commanding officer.
Setting: Brussels

Georgette Heyer, An Infamous Army.
Couple meet in Brussels in the days leading up to Waterloo.

April Kihlstrom, Miss Redmond's Folly.
Lady in Brussels ignores a respectable man who tells her the comte pursuing her is up to no good.

Elsie Lee, Prior Betrothal.
Lady with a scandalous father falls for the brother of the man who broke his childhood betrothal to her.
Setting: London & Brussels

Patricia Oliver, The Colonel's Lady.
Colonel weds a lady jilted by his brother to save her from scandal.

Madeleine Robins, Lady John.
After her husband's death, a lady meets the man she loved in Brussels but he seems to look right through her.

Sheila Walsh, The Incorrigible Rake.
Lady meets a rake in a thunderstorm.
 
 

Vienna


Susan Clitheroe, The Devil's Protection.
Vicar's daughter who received a surprise inheritance and an unwanted proposal from a greedy relative agrees to accompany a rakish earl to Vienna posing as his wife.

Lynne Connolly, Vanessa.
A lady accompanies her diplomat husband to the Congress of Vienna and encounters danger, intrigue -- and a lost love.

Caroline Courtney, A Lover's Victory.
Unwilling lady's father takes her to the Congress of Vienna intent on marrying her to an officer stationed there, but as false rumors circulate about her bold pursuit, she finds herself falling for her intended's disdainful commanding officer.

Megan Daniel, Miss Pennington's Choice.
A lady attending the Congress of Vienna meets a gentleman who has switched places with his twin, causing her to wonder just who it is she loves.

Clare Darcy, Letty.
Penniless gentleman leaves home after being falsely accused of cheating at cards and heads for the Congress of Vienna where he intends to start a gaming house featuring the singing talents of a runaway lady he meets en route.

Vanessa Gray, The Duke's Messenger.
Lady whose fiance is dallying with a lady in Vienna accepts a secret mission to that city and is accompanied by a servant who acts more like a master.

Vanessa Gray, The Errant Bridegroom.
Country lady travels to Venice accompanying her beautiful stepsister who's engaged to a gentleman the lady loves herself.
Setting: Kent & Vienna

Barbara Hazard, The Guarded Heart.
Lady whose husband was murdered is stranded in Vienna & agrees to spy for a duke.

Barbara Hazard, The Wary Widow.
A widow takes her young niece to Vienna during the Congress escorted by a ne'er-do-well gentleman, but he proves his worth when danger arises.

Evelyn Richardson, A Foreign Affair.
A timid and reserved lady  unexpectedly finds herself competing against her beautiful mother, who is a princess, for the affections of a major.
Setting: Vienna

Janet Louise Roberts, The First Waltz.

Joan Smith, The Blue Diamond.
At the Congress of Vienna, a lord suspects a lady's family of being involved in the theft of the French crown jewels, while she in turn is seeking a rich husband upon learning her father is bankrupt.

Sheila Walsh, The Wary Widow.
Young English widow of an aged German nobleman gets caught up in the social whirl of Vienna and is torn between two suitors.

Margaret Westhaven, Four in Hand.
Widow wants love without marriage.
 
 

Italy & Italians


Ellen Fitzgerald, Venetian Masquerade.
Lady in Venice discovers knavish behavior in the man she's loved from afar.

Anne Gracie, Tallie's Knight.
An orphaned lady caring for her cousin's children catches the eye of an earl who wants to set up his nursery.
Setting: Country house party, on the road through France & Italy

Barbara Hazard, Mad Masquerade.
Lord and lady confronted by intrigue in Italy must pose as newlyweds on their honeymoon.

Sandra Heath, The Makeshift Marriage.
Penniless lady in Venice marries a dying man who duelled to defend her honor and wants her to inherit his money, but he recovers and brings her home to where the woman he adores waits.

Sandra Heath, The Faun's Folly.
Duke who can't inherit unless he weds a plain lady flees to Italy where he's cursed by Bacchus with a spell that can only be broken if he wins his unwanted fiancee's love.

Kate Huntington, Lady Diana's Darlings.
Widow dislikes her late husband's arrogant and proper relatives, but when one gentleman takes an interest in her beloved son she unexpectedly loses her heart to him.
Setting: Naples, London & Kent

Kate Huntington, The Merchant Prince.
A lady haunted by the death of her fiance travels to Venice where she meets a former love who is masquerading as a resistance fighter.

Amanda McCabe, Scandal in Venice.
A gentleman is asked to track down a lady who fled from England to Italy after a terrifying accident.

Kasey Michaels, The Chaotic Miss Crispino.
Gentleman agrees to escort a baron's long-lost granddaughter from Florence to England, but while he finds her to be a hellion, she thinks he's a prig.
Setting: Italy, Brighton & London

Irene Northan, Miss Astbury and Milordo.
While traveling to Italy, a lady's companion and her employer have a series of mishaps and find themselves in the company of a disdainful lord.

Janette Radcliffe, A Gift of Violets.
Italian man who has a mysterious hold over a lady's ambassador father demands her hand in marriage.

Janet Louise Roberts, The Golden Thistle.
Lady travels to Italy to be near her fiance but he is not pleased to see her.

Joan Smith, Larcenous Lady.
An estranged couple find themselves in Venice chasing a gang of counterfeiters.
Setting: Venice
 
 

Spain & Portugal


Lynn Collum, The Spy's Bride.
Heiress whose guardian is forcing her to marry flees to Portugal to seek her cousin's protection and en route disguises herself as a British spy's valet.
Setting: At sea, in Portugal, near Farnham in Surrey, & in London

Jasmine Cresswell, Traitor's Heir.
Lord is determined to prevent his brother from marrying a traitor's daughter, even if it means marying her himself.
Setting: London & Portugal

Emily Hendrickson, Lord Dancy's Delight.
Mischievous lady returning to England from Macao is determined to repay the lord who saved her life three times.
Setting: London, Portsmouth & Lisbon (briefly)

Georgette Heyer, The Spanish Bride.
Major in the Peninsula marries a Spanish noblewoman.

Dawn Lindsey, The Reluctant Heroine.
Lady orphaned in a Spanish city during the war is rescued by a British agent.

Amanda McCabe, The Spanish Bride.
A British officer and a Spanish countess who were wed on a battlefield are separated by the war and believe each other to be dead.
Setting: Spain (briefly), London & Cornwall

Madeleine Robins, The Spanish Marriage.
A gentleman escorting a lady home from Spain suggests they wed to avoid scandal and have the marriage annulled later.
Setting: Spain & London

Jeanne Savery, A Christmas Treasure.
In Portugal to bring her widowed sister back to England, a lady meets a colonel and falls in love despite vowing never to open herself to the pain her sister experienced at her husband's death.

Claire Thornton, Raven's Honour.
An officer rescues a lady from a river in war-torn Spain and promises to protect her, but when they return to England family duty threatens their love.

Gayle Wilson, Her Dearest Sin.
A gentleman rescues a Spanish noblewoman from an evil man and then must marry her to preserve her honor
 
 

Europe


Louise Allen, The Earl's Intended Wife.
A future earl meets a practical, insightful lady on Malta but a marriage proposal he previously made threatens their happiness.
Setting: Malta

Carola Dunn, The Man in the Green Coat aka Gabrielle's Gamble.
Lady traveling from Europe to London is entrusted with a message for "the man in the green coat."
Setting: On the road from Switzerland to Dover (briefly) & in London

Carola Dunn, Miss Jacobsen's Journey.
As they flee across wartorn Europe, a Jewish lady is courted by a lord and by the rabbinic scholar she once rejected.

Emily Hendrickson, Althea's Grand Tour.
Tall lady unimpressed by London dandies finds love on a tour of Europe but he seems to prefer her delicate companion.

Edith Layton, The Abandoned Bride.
A lady who was abandoned and ruined by a gentleman is kidnapped by that man's uncle who believes the lies his nephew told about her.
 
 

Russia & Russians


Gayle Buck, Lord John's Lady.
Lady love the gentleman who escorts her home from St. Petersburg.

Gayle Buck, A Magnificent Match.
Lady leaves her lonely life in Ireland for the social whirl of St. Petersburg, where a Russian prince seeks to conquer her.

Dinah Dean, Flight from the Eagle.
Russian major must protect a countess from Napoleon's army and his own men.

Dinah Dean, The Eagle's Fate.
As Napoleon's troops approach, a lady fleeing Moscow is rescued by a gentleman who scorns her because of a wrong done to him by her brother.

Dinah Dean, Wheel of Fortune.
Lady who inherits an estate from her godfather falls in love with a portrait of his nephew, a naval captain presumed lost at sea.

Dinah Dean, The Ice King.
Lady's companion who is offered a Season in St. Petersburg wants to discover what made a prince so cold and unfeeling.

Dinah Dean, Tatya's Story.
In order to cheer up a lady with a lame leg, a man who has vowed never to marry enters into a casual flirtation with her but ends up falling in love.

Dinah Dean, The River of Time.
On a long journey across Russia, a widow meets the man whom she refused twelve years ago.

Carola Dunn, Lady in the Briars.
Impoverished lady finds intrigue in a governess post in St. Petersburg.

Marie-Louise Hall, The Captain's Angel.
As Napoleon threatens Russia, a lady fleeing her cousin's advances takes shelter from a snowstorm with a wounded French Chasseur.
Setting: Russia

Sandra Heath, Lord Buckingham's Bride.
Lady traveling to Russia is accosted by a Russian prince and turns for help to an English lord who turns out to be her best friend's fiance.

Anthea Malcolm, A Sensible Match.
Unromantic lady and gentleman make a sensible match but find their passion for each other inflammed while seeking to divert a royal scandal.
Setting: Russia

Andrea Pickens, The Storybook Hero.
A lady exiled from her family takes a governess post in Russia and meets a gamester hoping to redeem his reputation on a rescue mission as Napoleon's armies invade.

Alicia Rasley, A Royal Escapade.
A Russian princess intended to wed the Duke of Cumberland is attracted to her handsome escort.
Setting: St. Petersburg in Russia, Smyrna in Turkey, at sea, France, Dorset & London

"The Christmas Star," in A Regency Christmas II. Signet, November 1990.
Characters: Prince Andrei Zarcov & Miss Louise Beresford
Summary: Lady's companion meets a Russian prince at a Christmas house party.
 
 

Egypt


Caroline Arnett, Christina.
Lady finds a man with amnesia on the steps of an Egyptian tomb, but when they meet again in London he seems to have forgotten her.
Setting: Egypt & London

Mona Gedney, A Scandalous Charade.
When lord has a spat with a lady archaeologist whom he followed up the Nile, he decides to woo her back at a masquerade playing Marc Antony to her Cleopatra.
Setting: Egypt (briefly) & London

Sandra Heath, Playing with Fire.
A lady and her scheming, selfish cousin are rescued from a shipwreck and pirates by a dashing British spy.
Setting: Dorset & Egypt

Dawn Aldridge Poore, The Mummy's Mirror.
Roxanne and Lymond seek treasure in Egypt and finally admit their love.
Setting: Egypt
 
 

India


Rebecca Ashley, The Right Suitor.
A lady who longs to remain in India where she was raised tries to avoid her family's plans to marry her off to a lord.

Meredith Bond, Love of My Life.
Left a laughing stock of London by a rude aristocrat, a lady travels to India where she finds unexpected love in the arms of a man who is the son of an Englishman and an aristocratic Indian woman.

Loretta Chase, The Sandalwood Princess.
Lady wants to know why the dashing government spy called Falcon stole the sandalwood statue she received as a gift on leaving India.
Setting: India, at sea, London & Yorkshire

Lynn Collum, An Unlikely Father.
Lady agrees to accompany three orphans from India to their rakish uncle's estate in England.
Setting: India (briefly) and in the Mendip Hills near Bath
 
 

Turkey


Carola Dunn, Scandal's Daughter.
Daughter of a pasha's mistress must flee Turkey with the help of an Englishman.

Alicia Rasley, A Royal Escapade.
A Russian princess intended to wed the Duke of Cumberland is attracted to her handsome escort.
Setting: St. Petersburg in Russia, Smyrna in Turkey, at sea, France, Dorset & London
 
 

China


Elizabeth Hewitt, Lady China.
A lord travels to Macao to determine whether a relation's widow is an adventuress.
Setting: Macao, at sea, Cornwall & London

Betty Hale Hyatt, Anna's Story.
Lady stows away on a ship to China captained by a member of a rival merchant family who blame her father for the disappearance of 7 legendary gold lanterns.

Patricia Veryan, The Mandarin of Mayfair.
Part-Chinese gentleman overcomes his aloofness, helps his friends defeat the Jewelled Men, and finds love.
Setting: London
 
 

Australia & Australians


Elisabeth Barr, Master of Roxton.
A lady from Australia is unprepared for the dizzying whirl of romance and the intricate web of intrigue that she encounters in Regency London.

Paula Marshall, An Unconventional Heiress.
A Society lady leaves England for Australia to escape her stifling home and meets an unjustly disgraced doctor who helps the poor.
Setting: New South Wales, Australia

Colleen Moore, Bold Venture.
Lady from the Australian outback comes to England to claim an estate but has her ownership challenged by an infuriating neighbor.

Marcy Elias Rothman, Lady Kate's Secret.
Lady actress is saved from an unwanted engagement by an Australian heir.
Setting: London
 
 

Canada & Canadians


Nella Benson, The Reckless Wager.
Pampered lady finds herself in a Canadian frontier town courted by a rough American.

Violet Hamilton, A Rake's Journey.
Rakish major escorts a lady from Fort Detroit to Montreal.
Setting: America, Canada, at sea & London

Mary Morrow, An Innocent Ruse.
Canadian orphan returns to England and avoids an arranged marriage by pretending to be engaged but falls in love with her fiance's brother.

Donna Simpson, A Matchmaker's Christmas.
Merry mayhem ensues when a lady bent on holiday matchmaking introduces her companion to her handsome godson, but unbeknownst to the matchmaker, the unlikely couple have met before and it will take some holiday magic to rekindle their love. (One of the secondary heroines is Canadian.)
 
 

Latin America & The Caribbean


Syliva Andrew, Serena.
Lady travels from the West Indies to London as a chaperone and meets a delightful gentleman but soon finds herself the target of revenge.
Setting: West Indies (very briefly) & London

Diana Campbell, The Late Lord Latimer.
Lady enters society under a false name.
Setting: Bermuda (briefly) & London

Carola Dunn, Black Sheep's Daughter.
Daughter of an Englishman and a Latina goes to London for a Season.

Dawn Lindsey, The Nabob's Daughter.
Mischievous heiress in Jamaica is shipwrecked with a lord.

Janet Radcliffe, The Gentleman Pirate.
Lady manages a tropical estate in the absence of its owner, who suddenly returns with a party of elegant ladies and gentlemen.

Donna Simpson, Lady Savage.
A lady is stranded on an uninhabited Caribbean island with her father, her fiance, and his secretary.
 
 

Ireland & The Irish


Rebecca Ashley, An Awkward Arrangement.
Lord claims that the furniture an Irish lass bought was stolen from him.

Catherine Blair, A Family for Gillian.
A lady caught in a compromising position is forced to marry a widower with three unruly children.
Setting: Ireland

Catherine Blair, "Valentine Bride," in Valentine Kisses.
Irish lady turns to her best friend when she learns her groom has cried off on their wedding day.

Patricia Bray, The Irish Earl.
Independent lady proposes a marriage of convenience to an impoverished Irish earl.
Setting: London & Ireland

Gayle Buck, A Magnificent Match.
Lady leaves her lonely life in Ireland for the social whirl of St. Petersburg, where a Russian prince seeks to conquer her.

Casey Claybourne, My Lucky Lady.
Irish lady fleeing an unwanted marriage stows away in the trunk of a lord seeking the quiet of the country and threatens him with a pistol when he opens it.

Monette Cummings, Lady Sheila's Groom.
Gentleman is employed as a lady's groom after he makes a wager that he can support himself for six months.
Setting: London & Ireland

Clare Darcy, Georgina.
Rambunctious heiress who is visiting an Irish estate when its new owner takes possession is determined to put that infuriating gentleman in his place.

Ellen Fitzgerald, The Irish Heiress.

Paula Tanner Girard, "A Matter of Honor," in Lords and Ladies.
Duke discovers he is betrothed by an ancient agreement to a wild Irish princess.

Barbara Hazard, Kathleen.
Lady vows revenge on a duke who insulted her size and appearance.

Emma Jensen, The Irish Rogue.
Irish lady who must mix with the political set to help her brother has disdain for a particular Anglo-Irish lord not realizing he is the legendary highwayman who helped the Irish poor.

Emma Jensen, What Chloe Wants.
Willful lady is determined to marry an Irish lord.

Carla Kelly, Reforming Lord Ragsdale.
Irish lady tries to reform a lord to make him suitable for marriage to another.

Shirley Kennedy, The Irish Upstart.
An Irish lady whose brother stands to inherit an English estate and title finds herself unwelcome in London society.

Emma Lange, The Irish Earl's Ruse.
Duke's daughter who is expected to marry a peer is attracted to "humble" Irish horse trainer who expresses contempt for her kind.

Kasey Michaels, The Mischievous Miss Murphy.
Lord is disappointed when the Irish lass whose uncle he rescued from jail won't share his bed.

Patricia Ormsby, Joanna, or, The Young Irish Ladies.
Irish lady's rejected suitor threatens to ruin her reputation.

Margaret Evans Porter, Irish Autumn.
A lady's betrothal is threatened by the appearance of the man who jilted her ten years earlier.

Nancy Richards-Akers, The Mayfair Season.
Irish lady is asked to spend a Season with the family of the earl who blames her brother for his sister's ruin.

Donna L. Simpson, Absentee Heart.
Plump spinster rushes to aid her cousin who is plagued by a bullying sister and mother but falls in love with an Irish earl who is her cousin's beau.

Sheila Walsh, Kate and the Marquess.
Irish lady who comes to London to make a match is tempted by the son of the lady sponsoring her.
 
 

America & Americans


Elizabeth Albright, A Noble Ambition.
A lady is escorted from America to London for a Season by a gentleman who thinks she's a fortune hunter.
Setting: Virginia, at sea, & in London

Linell Anston, Lady Elizabeth.
Penniless gentleman returns from America and refuses to wed a lady who has waited for him until he recoups his losses.

Caroline Arnett, Melinda.
Lady who comes from America to find a rich husband has two choices.

Donna Bell, Words of Love.
Lady is asked to teach manners to a man reared in the wilds of America who has inherited a title.

Laurie Bishop, The Best Laid Plans.
An American lady whose father wants her to marry a noble falls in love with the man hired to help her.

Irene Loyd Black, Lady Sarah's Fancy.
Lady returns from America intending to marry a rich lord to save her beloved estate, but falls in love with a poor man.

Irene Loyd Black, A Determined Lady.
In order to have her novel published, a Boston bluestocking answers an ad for a "plain Jane" to marry a wealthy lord who loves another.
Setting: Boston (briefly) & Kent near Hythe

Audrey Blanshard, A Virginian at Vencombe.
English lady whose father hates Americans falls in love with an American naval surgeon prisoner-of-war.

Gayle Buck, Willowswood Match.
American lady burned by love moves to her English cousin's estate.

Susannah Carleton, A Scandalous Journey.
When a gentleman is kidnapped by an eccentric divorcee with marital designs, he manages to escape along with an American lady who is a fellow hostage.
Setting: On the road from Drummore on the Mull of Galloway in Scotland to London & in London

Susan Carroll, Miss Prentice and the Yankee.
English governess of two American ladies falls for their brother.

Marilyn Carter, The Reluctant Debutant.
Lady who studied at an exclusive school in England tutors a rakish gambler in Boston.

Cathleen Clare, Lord Mountjoy's Country Inn.
Impoverished lord is resigned to marrying an heiress until his American cousin with a pet bobcat suggests he make his castle into an inn.

Megan Daniel, The American Bride.
Lady meets a man on the ship taking her to England to meet her husband.

Clare Darcy, Lydia.
Viscount returns from Waterloo to find a family from Louisiana has taken up residence in his house and is told by the daughter that she intends to make a brilliant match in London.

Marjorie DeBoer, The Whitbourne Legacy.
American man comes to England seeking his ancestry.

Teresa DesJardien, The Reluctant Lord.
Lord's American heir returns and meets and independent lady and a man who knows his 'secret.'

Sarah Eagle, Lady Vengeance.
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.

Ellen Fitzgerald, Marriage by Decree.
American lady ignorant of the ways of the ton is drawn by a gentleman pledged to another and an infamous rake.

Paula Tanner Girard, The Reluctant Groom.
American lady marries an Englishman whose estate she's inherited only to discover she's really entered a proxy marriage with his brother.
Setting: Kentucky & London

Theresa Grazia, English Bride.
A widow tries to avoid an arrogant New York bachelor after he publicly proclaims her a fortune hunter.

Theresa Grazia, Capital Match.

Violet Hamilton, A Rake's Journey.
Rakish major escorts a lady from Fort Detroit to Montreal.
Setting: America, Canada, at sea & London

Violet Hamilton, Sweet Pretenders.
American lady travelling to England to deliver a document to the Prime Minister finds herself in the company of an infuriating British colonel.
Setting: Philadelphia, at sea, & London

Judith Harkness, Contrary Cousins.
Lady invites her American cousins for the Season but disapproves of the matches they seem intent on making.

Judith Harkness, Lady Charlotte's Ruse.
Lady betrothed to a cold lord must discover why her true love fled to America and became betrothed to another.
Setting: London & New York

Emma Harrington, Fair Exchange.
Elegant, bankrupt lord arrives in America expecting to wed his rich cousin, but she has devised an elaborate plan to drive him away.

Emma Harrington, Hearts in Disguise.
An American lady travels to England and is captivated by a rake she meets at a masked ball.
Setting: Newport & England

Emma Harrington, Love's Gambit.
Lady goes to America to convince her father-in-law's new heir to will the estate to her daughter, but when he seems keen on marrying her off, she determines only to marry the man who can beat her in chess.

Sandra Heath, The Sherborne Sapphires.
Lord is angry that his American guest spent a night at the estate of a man he accuses of being his late wife's lover and of stealing the Sherborne Sapphires.

Sandra Heath, The Second Lady of Southvale.
American lady marries a man said to be pining for his first wife.

Sandra Heath, A Highland Conquest.
American heiress finds lovers' intrigues and love at Scottish lord's castle.

Emily Hendrickson, The Colonial Upstart.
An American lady mocks the foppish fashions and stuffy mores of English society and determines to teach an arrogant earl a lesson.

Brenda Hiatt, Azalea.
American lady who believed her husband lost at sea discovers he is now an earl with no memory of their marriage.

Jane Hinchman, To London, To London.
Lady accompanies her niece from America to London and finds the man who broke her heart 10 years ago is expressing interest in her charge.
Setting: London

Jane Hinchman, Daughters of the Earl.
When their father leaves his entire inheritance to his second wife and son, two ladies must try to make a living on their godfather's small farm in America.

Karla Hocker, A Daring Alliance.
A lady who is being pursued by a fortune hunter is intrigued by an American gentleman.
Setting: London & Boston

Ann Hulme, The Unexpected American.
Lady who loves her home accepts the proposal of the new American heir so she can remain as its mistress but is sad when it's time for him to return to the U.S.

Emma Jensen, Vivid Notions.
The ton suspects an American heiress of being the subject of poem attributed to Byron.

Carla Kelly, Miss Whittier Makes a List.
Shipwrecked American is taken on board by a crusty British captain.

April Kihlstrom, Twice Betrothed.
American lady whose love was lost at sea accepts a proposal from a gentleman only to learn he is marrying to make his love affair easier.

Juliette Leigh, Sherry's Comet.
Lady rescuing a mistreated horse from a man falsely claiming to be a lord meets the true heir who was believed dead.

Lillian Lincoln, The Bellwood Treasure.
When an American lady inherits a rundown English manor and finds herself in danger, she is helped by a neighbor for whom she only has sisterly feelings.

Dawn Lindsey, The American Cousin.
American lady comes to England and meets her cousin's fiance.

Dawn Lindsey, An English Alliance.
Scottish lady in Washington is forced to marry a British soldier during the War of 1812.

Elizabeth Mansfield, Regency Sting.
American becomes the new Viscount Mainwaring.

Kasey Michaels, The Savage Miss Saxon.
American lady pays an unannounced visit to her grandfather and demands entrance to his home in the middle of the night, only to wake to find she is in the wrong house with a bachelor who insists they marry.

Susan Michaels, An Infamous Fiasco.
Lady who conducts archaeological digs on her late father's estate gets off on the wrong foot with the new American heir when she mistakes him for a poacher and shoots him.

Holly Newman, Gentleman's Trade.
A New Orleans belle is caught in a battle of wills with a dashing English nobleman.

Joan Overfield, Charleston Tangle.
Widow in Charleston, South Carolina, meets a dashing English gentleman.

Joan Overfield, The Cabinetmaker's Daughter.
Blueblooded daughter of a royal cabinetmaker is sent to Boston to conduct business with a potential supplier.

Jean Paxton, Divided Loyalty.
English lady goes to America and meets an unpredictable man on the social scene.

Clarice Peters, The Heart's Wager.
American lady is determined to take in dislike a fashionable gentleman who mistakes her for a servant.

Melinda Pryce, The Last Lord.
American lady who enjoys flirting with a stranger on the ship to England is disappointed when her aunt decrees she must marry a peer.

Melinda Pryce, Loving Spirits.
Widow is concerned at her feelings for the new American heir to her home until her husband's spirit appears to reassure her.

Mary Jo Putney, The Rogue and the Runaway.
American lady fed up with English society flees her ancestral home and ends up in the arms of a rogue.

Joy Reed, Lord Yates and the Yankee.
A lord is enchanted with an American lady who constantly insults his heritage and mounts a campaign to win her heart.

Barbara Reeves, The Dangerous Marquis.
American lady who is unimpressed with Englishmen and a marquis who disdains marriage are caught in a compromising position.

Nancy Richards-Akers, A Season Abroad.

Nancy Richards-Akers, Philadelphia Folly.
A British lady with a penchant for pranks finds romance and adventure in Philadelphia.

Regina Scott, A Dangerous Dalliance.
Bostonian inherits an English estate and finds himself responsible for a disappearing art collection and a conniving widow.

Margaret SeBastian, That Savage Yankee Squire!
Lady trying to manage her unruly siblings determines to put an uncouth American in his place.

Olivia Sumner, Lord Devlin's Dilemma.
Lord tries to retrieve the Royal jewels from an American who inherited them.

Elizabeth Thornton, A Virtuous Lady.
Quaker lady from America is infuriated when a lord mistakes her for a poor relation and offers her a slip on the shoulder.

Sylvia Thorpe, The Scapegrace.
Lord bets he make a penniless American lady a social success.

Luanne Walden, Delicate Dilemma.
A duke visiting his late brother's estate in Virginia falls in love with a governess.

Sheila Walsh, The Incomparable Miss Brady.
Lady from Baltimore shows up in London on the doorstep of a noble relation expecting him to be a much older man.

Sheila Walsh, The Diamond Waterfall.
Lady is summoned from America by her dying grandfather to receive a fabulous diamond necklace and finds herself suddenly courted by several gentlemen.

Sheila Walsh, Lady Aurelia's Bequest.
American heiress is courted by a spy but is intrigued by the earl who considers her to be crude and scheming and meddlesome in his dealings with his handicapped sister.

Eileen Witton, Lady No More.
A lady falls in love with the captain she asked to help find her missing brother.

Eileen Witton, Racing Hearts.
An American lady is incensed when an English gentleman says that her sister is not good enough for his brother.
Setting: New York

Joan Wolf, The American Duchess.
English-born American sends his daughter to wed a duke.
 
 

At Sea


Elizabeth Albright, A Noble Ambition.
A lady is escorted from America to London for a Season by a gentleman who thinks she's a fortune hunter.
Setting: Virginia, at sea, & in London

Loretta Chase, The Sandalwood Princess.
Lady wants to know why the dashing government spy called Falcon stole the sandalwood statue she received as a gift on leaving India.
Setting: India, at sea, London & Yorkshire

Lynn Collum, The Spy's Bride.
Heiress whose guardian is forcing her to marry flees to Portugal to seek her cousin's protection and en route disguises herself a British spy's valet.
Setting: At sea, in Portugal, near Farnham in Surrey, & in London

Megan Daniel, The American Bride.
Lady on a ship to England to meet her betrothed meets a man who agrees to teach her the ways of the ton.
Setting: At sea & in London

*Donna Hatch, The Guise of a Gentleman
A stranger's roguish charm awakens Elise's yearning for adventure but his irrepressible grin hides a secret. A gentleman by day, a pirate by night, Jared must complete one last assignment before he'll be free. Pirates, murder, and lies bar their way to freedom and love.

Violet Hamilton, A Rake's Journey.
Rakish major escorts a lady from Fort Detroit to Montreal.
Setting: America, Canada, at sea & London

Violet Hamilton, Sweet Pretender.
American lady travelling to England to deliver a document to the Prime Minister finds herself in the company of an infuriating British colonel.
Setting: Philadelphia, at sea, & London

Sandra Heath, Playing with Fire.
A lady and her scheming, selfish cousin are rescued from a shipwreck and pirates by a dashing British spy.

Anne Herries, The Abducted Bride.
A lady is abducted by a privateer who is seeking revenge on her intended husband.

Elizabeth Hewitt, Lady China.
A lord travels to Macao to determine whether a relation's widow is an adventuress.
Setting: Macao, at sea, Cornwall & London

Carla Kelly, Miss Whittier Makes a List.
Shipwrecked American is taken on board by a crusty British captain.

Elizabeth Michaels, Lord Barton's Honour.
When a lady fleeing the clutches of an evil Frenchman stows away on his ship, a lord suspects her of being a fortune hunter.

Alicia Rasley, A Royal Escapade.
A Russian princess intended to wed the Duke of Cumberland is attracted to her handsome escort.
Setting: St. Petersburg in Russia, Smyrna in Turkey, at sea, France, Dorset & London

Jeanne Savery, Smuggler's Heart.
A French lady whose family lost its fortune in the Terror earns a living by smuggling and must outwit an English officer.
Setting: At sea, France & England
 
 

On the Road


Elizabeth Chater, Gallant Lady.
Orphan whose dowry of jewels has attracted five troublesome suitors hires a highwayman to rob her.
Setting: On the road from France to London & in London

Blanche Chenier, Wayward Heiress.
Gentleman follows a lady on a harebrained rescue mission to France.
Setting: Near Bath, London & on the road to France

Marian Devon, Escapade.
Lady accidentally ends up in a balloon flying across the Channel with a rake.
Setting: On the road (and in the air) from Calais to Kent

Carola Dunn, Miss Jacobsen's Journey.
As they flee across wartorn Europe, a Jewish lady is courted by a lord and by the rabbinic scholar she once rejected.

Carola Dunn, Scandal's Daughter.
Daughter of a pasha's mistress must flee Turkey with the help of an Englishman.

Ellen Fitzgerald, The Gambler's Bride.
Heiress agrees to elope with a gambler who may only be after her money.
Setting: Exeter in Devon, Bath, on the road to Carlisle in Cumbria & to Gretna Green, Dover & Paris

Anne Gracie, Tallie's Knight.
An orphaned lady caring for her cousin's children catches the eye of an earl who wants to set up his nursery.
Setting: Country house party, on the road through France & Italy

Emily Hendrickson, Lord Nick's Folly.
During a dreary trip to visit her wealthy great-aunt, a rector's daughter is forced to share a coach with the most aggravating man in all England and an aristocrat who has heretofore been more interested in constructing a golf course on his property than finding himself a bride.

Prudence Martin, Passion's Persuasion.
A lady carrying papers out of France pertaining to Napoleon's plans to escape St. Helena accepts the escort of gentleman and then discovers he's the man she was warned against.
Setting: On the road from France to London

Rachel Payes, Love's Escapade.
A lady and her friend decide to take a Grand Tour, but her friend's brother chases them across the Contient.
Setting: On the road in Europe

Alicia Rasley, A Royal Escapade.
A Russian princess intended to wed the Duke of Cumberland is attracted to her handsome escort.
Setting: St. Petersburg in Russia, Smyrna in Turkey, at sea, France, Dorset & London
 
 
 
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