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Sylvia Andrew, Rosabelle.
A lady who needs to escape London switches places with her twin sister in Berkshire, but her sister's neighbor begins to suspect something.

Sylvia Andrew, Annabelle.
A lady takes her twin sister's place in London and enjoys sparring with her late brother-in-law's heir but soon learns of the danger her sister faces.

Mary Balogh, Christmas Beau.
Lord plans to seduce and drop the widow who jilted him years ago.

Mary Balogh, A Christmas Promise.
Daughter of a Cit agrees to marry an indebted earl.

Mary Balogh, Christmas Belle.
Rake and an actress meet again years after a passionate but painful romance.

Mary Balogh, A Christmas Bride.
Widow takes a Cit to her bed but tries to spurn his proposals when she learns she's with child.

Mary Balogh, The Last Waltz.
Widow of a puritan earl is shocked when her husband's heir arrives and wants to hold a Christmas ball so he can find a wife.

*Linda Banche, A Gift from the Stars.
A stone from the stars brings a wounded hero health and happiness with a beautiful lady.

Jo Beverely, Christmas Angel.
Lord and widow expect a comfortable marriage of convenience.

Catherine Blair, A Viscount for Christmas.
Arriving at his newly acquired country estate, a lord meets his match in the daughter of his doddering estate manager.

Susan Carroll, Christmas Belles.
Guardian of four ladies proposes to the eldest, who loves another man, and finds himself developing feelings for her younger sister.

Marion Chesney, Miss Davenport's Christmas.
Two sisters whose parents don't celebrate Christmas make the most of the season when they find themselves on their own.

Judy Christenberry, Sweet Remembrance.
Matchmaking lady meets her match when her brother brings home a friend for Christmas who came to avoid marriage.

Lynn Collum, The Christmas Charm.
A lady tricks her bookish grandson into escorting her goddaughter, who is recently arrived from Italy, to her home for Christmas in hopes that he'll fall for her.

Dinah Dean, The Cockermouth Mail.
Governess becomes trapped at an inn with a war hero at Christmastime.

Marian Devon, Mistletoe and Folly.
Lady taking her sister's place at a house party gives the guest of honor a piece of her mind for causing a carriage accident.

Marian Devon, Deck the Halls.
Mismatched couples gather at home for the holidays.

Shannon Donnelly, Under the Kissing Bough.
A shy lady is stunned to receive a proposal from a supremely eligible lord, but soon realizes he wants a marriage of convenience.

*Susana Ellis, A Twelfth Night Tale.
A wounded soldier and the girl next door find peace and love amidst a backdrop of rural Christmas traditions.

Elisabeth Fairchild, The Holly and the Ivy.
At Christmastime, a lady finds her prickly neighbor is becoming increasingly attentive.

Elisabeth Fairchild, Sugarplum Surprises.
A lady disguised as a seamstress to escape her stepmother's schemes encounters a duke with a secret of his own.

Diane Farr, Once upon a Christmas.
After a tragic loss, a lady accepts an unexpected holiday invitation that turns out to be an attempt at matchmaking.

Jo Ann Ferguson, A Christmas Bride.
Gentleman who has regaled his relations with tales of an imaginary fiancee asks a lady with amnesia whom he rescued from a carriage accident to pose as this paragon at Christmas.

Mona Gedney, A Christmas Betrothal.
Gentleman tries to expose his nephew's beloved as a fortune hunter but finds himself smitten.

Mona Gedney, Merry's Christmas.
Determined bachelor becomes the guardian of a group of children whose older sister resents his meddling.

Mona Gedney, On the Twelfth Day of Christmas.
While at a holiday house party, a lady meets the man whose marriage proposal she once refused and wonders if she made the wrong decision.

Paula Tanner Girard, A Father for Christmas.
Rakish lord escorts a widow and her son to a Christmas house party.

Maria Greene, A Christmas Blessing.
A widower and legendary recluse finds his life forever changed by the arrival of his daughter's new governess, a war widow with a young son, and the ghost of his late father, who is determined to help his son open his heart to love.

Paula Tanner Girard, A Husband for Christmas.
Someone leaves a baby in a lady's carriage, then the 2 of them are kidnapped by a bandit.

Sandra Heath, A Christmas Courtship.
Lady who believes she loves one man and thoroughly dislikes another receives a surprise during the Christmas season.

Sandra Heath, Lucy's Christmas Angel.
Lady who can't decide between two suitors is helped by an angel.

Brenda Hiatt, A Christmas Bride.
A new bride's diplomat-husband is charged with treason and he blames her for his arrest.

Karla Hocker, Christmas Charade.
A lady's companion accompanies her employer to a Christmas house party at the castle of the man who unknowingly broke her heart during her first Season -- a duke who is trying to track down documents stolen by French agents.

Cindy Holbrook, On the First Day of Christmas.
War-weary veteran agrees to take in a fellow officer's child and finds she is a young lady who fills his house with Christmas cheer.

Kate Huntington, His Lordship's Holiday Surprise.
A marquess offers to help a lady whose sister has disappeared, leaving behind three young children.

Kate Huntington, Mistletoe Mayhem.
An heiress and the country gentleman she loved but could not marry are brought together again at a Christmas house party.

Kate Huntington, A Rogue for Christmas.
A gentleman attends a Christmas ball hoping to catch a glimpse of the lady who warmed his heart years ago.

Carla Kelly, Marian's Christmas Wish.
Educated lady spurns love until a lord visits for Christmas.

Lynn Kerstan & Alicia Rasley, Gwen's Christmas Ghost.
18th century rogue gets a 2nd chance at love.

Lynn Kerstan, A Midnight Clear.
Lord tries to prevent the publication of a scandalous book featuring his family by appealing to the author's secretary.

Valerie King, Merry, Merry Mischief.
Lord is torn between his proper fiancee and a lady raising a large, happy family.

Valerie King, A Christmas Masquerade.
Lady who does not want to marry the stranger selected by her late uncle proposes to a man she meets at an inn.

Mary Kruger, An Angel's Wish.
A lord grants his daughter's wish and invites his estranged wife home for the holidays.

Judith Lansdowne, Lord Nightingale's Christmas.
Gentleman must convince a duke that he is worthy of marrying his daughter.

Nancy Lawrence, Once upon a Christmas.
Lady novelist wants to use a gentleman as a model for her romantic hero, while he is intrigued by a lady who refuses to succumb to his charms.

Barbara Metzger, Christmas Wishes.
Poor relation runs away to London and is stranded in a stable with a rake, but she runs again when he offers her marriage.

Barbara Metzger, Father Christmas.
Duke wants one of a war widow's twin sons as his heir.

Barbara Metzger, The Christmas Carrolls.
Lord hopes to marry off his three daughters.

Shelagh Noden, One Dare Too Many.
Lady invited to a Christmas house party finds herself coping with her sister's wild antics, an overly friendly hound, an aspiring romance novelist, and a wicked viscount.

Joan Overfield, A Christmas Affair.
Gentleman thinks he is doing the right thing by offering for a recently orphaned lady but her sister has other ideas.

Cynthia Pratt, A Duke for Christmas.
During the holiday season, a widow trying to retain her independence from her family finds an ally in a duke.

Cynthia Pratt, A Yuletide Treasure.
A freespirited writer who finds himself saddled with a title, an estate, and a ready-made family attempts to make Christmas special for his nieces and gets a holiday surprise in the form of a damsel in distress.

Debbie Raleigh, The Christmas Wish.
The daughter of a notorious fugitive is asked to help find a lord's stolen treasure.

Joy Reed, A Home for the Holidays.
Lady slips away from her overprotective family and takes a position as a governess in an earl's home as a lark.

Meg-Lynn Roberts, Christmas Escapade.
Lord attempts to elope with a lady but ends up compromising her companion.

Meg-Lynn Roberts, Rake's Gambit.
Rake meets quiet, plain lady at a Christmas party and proposes that he should try to seduce her while she tries to reform him.

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.

Jeanne Savery, The Christmas Gift.
Gentleman who lost use of one leg during the war gets a new lease on life when he meets a widow at Christmas.

Jeanne Savery, The Christmas Matchmaker.
A lord rescues a widow and her young son from a brutal snowstorm and brings them to his sister's Christmas house party.

Regina Scott, The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Lady trying to manage her impoverished family's affairs is surprised when the neighbor she's loved since childhood wagers that she must marry him if he can deliver all the gifts listed in "The 12 Days of Christmas" without spending money.

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.

Joan Smith, The Great Christmas Ball.
Lady who translates a German letter and finds it contains information on Napoleon's plans finds herself caught up in a web of intrigue with an intriguing lord.

Joan Smith, The Kissing Bough.
Lady who accepts an invitation to a neighbor's estate expecting to be wooed finds that he is already engaged to an unsuitable lady.

Joan Smith, A Christmas Gambol.
Lady is asked to pose as the author of a Gothic romance by the lord who wrote it.

Hayley Ann Solomon, Madrigals and Mistletoe.
Lady who cannot sing and a music tutor who is trying to fund his composition fall in love at Christmas.

Judith Stafford, Sarah's Angel.
Kids try to get their father to marry the governess.

Sharon Stancavage, Emily's Christmas Wish.
When his brother pawns a precious family heirloom, an earl must engage in a game of deception to retrieve it from the very same lady his brother humilated years ago.

Rosemary Stevens, How the Rogue Stole Christmas.
Lady is accosted at an inn by a rogue who later shows up at the same house party she is attending.

Margaret Westhaven, Yuletide Match.
Lady forced to take a position as governess with a horrible family is pursued by two men.

Patricia Wynn, Mistletoe and Mischief.
Lord agrees to escort a troublesome lady home from a failed elopement.

Patricia Wynn, The Christmas Spirit.
An elf takes on human form and lures a man into love.

Story Collections:

A Regency Christmas I. Signet, November 1989.

Gayle Buck, "Old Acquaintances."
A lady helps a runaway heiress stranded by a coaching accident and discovers that the girl's guardian is the gentleman she once jilted.

Edith Layton, "The Duke's Progress."
A duke discovers what's missing from his life when the son of his best friend becomes his ward.

Patricia Rice, "The Kissing Bough."

Anita Mills, "A Gift of Fortune."

Mary Balogh, "The Star of Bethlehem."

A Christmas Holiday. Zebra, November 1990.

Janice Bennett, "The Holly Brooch."

Sara Blayne, "The Christmas Bride."

Violet Hamilton, "The Glastonbury Thorn."

Karla Hocker, "The Yule Log."

Anthea Malcolm, "A Mistletoe Christmas."
Characters: Jeremy Crawford & Elizabeth Adler
A practical lady who broke off her engagement to an eccentric man gets a second chance at love when her former fiance and a mysterious strangers arrive unexpectedly on Christmas Eve.

Elizabeth Thornton, "Sheer Sorcery."
Heroine: Jess
Summary: On Christmas Eve, a lady will at last come of age and be free of her insufferable guardian, unless she finds there's something she want even more than freedom

A Regency Christmas II. Signet, November 1990.
Mary Jo Putney, "Sunshine for Christmas."
Lonely gentleman spends Christmas in Naples, where he meets an English governess.

Anita Mills, "The Last Wish."
Lady brings her orphaned niece to her grandfather's house only to find his relations awaiting the old man's death.

Mary Balogh, "Playing House."
Impoverished lady asks her cold-hearted neighbor for a Christmas goose and gifts for her brother and sister.

Carla Kelly, "The Three Kings."
English lady stranded in Spain during the war accepts the escort of a Spanish colonel.

Sheila Walsh, "The Christmas Star."
Lady's companion meets a Russian prince at a Christmas house party.

A Regency Christmas III. Signet, November 1991.
Sandra Heath, "Mistletoe and Folly."
Gentleman encounters the woman who broke his heart by marrying a richer man years earlier.

Mary Jo Putney, "The Christmas Cuckoo."
Lady brings a gentleman home from a coaching inn, mistaking him for her brother's friend of the same name.

Mary Balogh, "The Best Christmas Ever."
Girl who has been mute since witnessing her mother's death wishes for a new mama for Christmas.

Melinda McRae, "Home for Christmas."
Gentleman returns after years in America to find his family home vacant except for the governess.

Edith Layton, "The Dark Man."
Lady who accepts the proposal of a most eligible suitor has doubts about his feelings for her.

A Regency Holiday. Jove, November 1991.

Elizabeth Mansfield, "The Girl with Airs."

Monette Cummings, "Proof of the Pudding."

Sarah Eagle, "A Christmas Spirit."

Judith Nelson, "Christmas at Wickly."

Martha Powers, "The Kissing Bough."

A Christmas Delight. Zebra, December 1991.

Jo Beverley, "Twelfth Night."
Lady learns the truth about a man she thought betrayed her six years ago.

Sara Blayne, "Lords of Misrule."

Anthea Malcolm, "Christmas Knight."
Characters: Owen Thorn & Amanda Berwick
A gentleman without a family of his own attends a Christmas houseparty, and an old tale of courtly love makes him see a lady friend in a new light.

Elizabeth Morgan, "Eugenia's Miracle."

Dawn Aldridge Poore, "The Yuletide Wish."

A Christmas to Cherish. Zebra, November 1992.

Georgina Devon, "A Gift of the Heart."
Penniless lady offers herself as mistress to the lord she once snubbed but he has other plans.

Violet Hamilton, "The House Party."
Lady and gentleman join forces to discover who killed their host at a Christmas house party.

Valerie King, "The Sounds of Christmas."
Lady determines to bring Christmas joy to a house still in mourning for its long-dead mistress.

Mary Kingsley, "Under the Kissing Bough."
Vicar's daughter finds herself snowbound with a childhood friend about whom she has heard scandalous stories.

Meg-Lynn Roberts, "Christmas at the Priory."
Lord hosting a house party invites a friend he hopes will make a match with his childhood companion.

Olivia Sumner,"Winter Enchantment."
Lord who finds a baby on his doorstep suspects a lady who arrives shortly afterwards.

A Regency Christmas IV. Signet, November 1992.

Mary Jo Putney, "The Christmas Tart."

Sandra Heath, "A Seasonal Stratagem."

Mary Balogh, "The Porcelain Madonna."

Marjorie Farrell, "Christmas Rose."

Emma Lange, "The Best Gift of All."

A Regency Christmas V. Signet, November 1993.

Sandra Heath, "Under the Kissing Bough."

Gayle Buck, "Season of Joy."

Laura Matthews, "The Viscount and the Hoyden."

Emily Hendrickson, "The Christmas Mouse."

Mary Balogh, "No Room at the Inn."
A group of travelers are stranded at an inn over Christmas.

A Touch of Christmas. Zebra, November 1993.

Dawn Aldridge Poore, "Christmas Ring."

Nina Porter, "Christmas in the Country."

Alicia Rasley, "Home for Christmas."

A Christmas Wish. Zebra, November 1994.

Mary Chase Comstock, "A Christmas Conspiracy."

Teresa DesJardien, "Wish upon an Angel."

Karla Hocker, "A Wish for Christmas."
Lord loses his memory and thinks his wife is still a governess.

A Regency Christmas. Fawcett, November 1994.

Leslie Lynn, "The Christmas Ball."

Joan Smith, "Love a la Carte."

Barbara Metzger, "Greetings of the Season."

Jennie Gallant, "Home for Christmas."

A Regency Christmas VI. Signet, November 1994.

Emma Lange, "Christmas Magic."
Widow of a much older man encounters the rake who once tempted her to betray her marriage vows.

Sandra Heath, "Dinner at Grillon's."
Lord intends to divorce the wife who left him, not realizing another woman schemed to drive them apart.

Mary Balogh, "The Best Gift."
Lord asks a schoolteacher to accompany his niece to his country estate for Christmas.

Emily Hendrickson, "Christmas Knight."
Two sisters receive their wish for a Christmas Knight when their brother brings home two friends.

Sheila Walsh, "It Came upon a Midnight Clear."
Gentleman assists a lady pursued by a dangerous earl.

A Regency Christmas [VII]. Signet, November 1995.

Sandra Heath, "The Christmas Ghost."
Widow gets a second chance with the man she once loved with the help of her father's ghost.

Edith Layton, "The Rake's Christmas."
Rake sets up the daughter of the woman he loved with a man similar to himself.

Laura Matthews, "Lady Bountiful."
Lady atoning for her father's mismanagement of his estate attracts his heir's attention with her spending.

Jo Beverley, "A Mummer's Play."
Lady disguises herself as a mummer to seek revenge on the man she thinks responsible for her fiance's death.

Mary Balogh, "The Surprise Party."
Three orphans bring together their paternal aunt and maternal uncle, who were once engaged.

A Christmas Courtship. Zebra, November 1996.

Carola Dunn, "The Christmas Party."
Lord meets an actress hired to perform at his parents' Christmas party and considers making her his mistress.

Karla Hocker, "Under the Mistletoe."
Widow of a cruel man fears her husband is still alive.

Joy Reed, "Christmas Beau."
A rugged Highlander comes between a London debutante and her fashionable beau.

A Regency Christmas Feast. Signet, November 1996.

Mary Balogh, "The Wassail Bowl."
Christmas reunites a lord with the wife he thought played him false and bore another man's child.

Sandra Heath, "Sophie's Syllabub."

Edith Layton, "Gingerbread Man."
A duke tries to determine why he's being plagued with dreams about gingerbread men.

Barbara Metzger, "Proof of the Pudding."

Patricia Rice, "Christmas Goose."

A Regency Christmas Carol. Signet, November 1997.

Mary Balogh, "Bond Street Carolers."

Anne Barbour, "Melody."

Elisabeth Fairchild, "Mistletoe Kiss."

Carla Kelly, "Make a Joyful Noise."

Edith Layton, "Earl's Nightingale."

Christmas Kittens. Zebra, December 1997.

Lynn Collum, "A Purrfect Christmas for the Marquis."
Penniless lady captures the heart of the lord intended for her spoiled cousin.

Jenna Jones, "The Rose and Shadow."
Lady who was forced into marriage with a lord has a second chance with the man she always loved.

Judith Lansdowne, "The Magnifkitten."
Lady who prays for help for her injured fiance mistakes the next man she sees for an angel & takes him home.

A Regency Christmas [VIII]. Signet, November 1998.

Barbara Metzger, "Three Good Deeds."
3 boys trying to do good deeds to atone for a broken window bring their mother together with her former love.

Elisabeth Fairchild, "Felicity's Forfeit."
Lord is attracted to a Southern belle but feels he must marry for money to recoup his bankrupt estate.

Allison Lane, "Second Chance."
Governess at a house party encounters the lover she was parted from years ago by a misunderstanding.

Carla Kelly, "The Christmas Ornament."
Two fathers decided to match up their children, a shy Oxford don and a bookish lady.

Edith Layton, "Hounds of Heaven."
Two dogs unite a lord with the lady who refused him for fear he'd be unfaithful.

Underneath the Mistletoe. Zebra, December 1998.

Monique Ellis, "The Year Father Christmas Came Calling."
Mysterious couple steal from a lord and give to a lady who takes in orphans.

Paula Tanner Girard, "Lady Amelia's Christmas Party."
Eccentric lady brings together two estranged lovers stranded at her house over Christmas.

Alice Holden, "Beneath the Mistletoe."
Curricle accident unites a lady with an officer who once kissed her under the mistletoe.

A Regency Christmas Present. Signet, October 1999.

Allison Lane, "Heart's Desire."
Vicar's widow and new earl meet after being told by a strange man they'll find their hearts' desires.
Barbara Metzger, "Christmas Wish List."
Earl with a sick daughter tries to buy a kitten from a lady he nearly ran over and mistook for a lightskirt.

Carla Kelly, "An Object of Charity."
Naval captain takes in the wards of his late first mate.

Elisabeth Fairchild, "A Christmas Canvas."
Artist falls in love with a lady whose wedding portrait he was commissioned to paint.

Edith Layton, "The Last Gift."
Lord who wishes for an old-fashioned girl finds one on a visit to Wales.

Mistletoe Kittens. Zebra, November 1999.
Jo Ann Ferguson, "Beneath the Kitten Bough."
Characters: Andrew, Lord Snoclyffe & Rosemary Burton
Summary: Children try to bring their uncle together with a suitable lady by way of a kitten.

Judith Lansdowne, "Christmas Kitten"

Regina Scott, "A Place by the Fire"

A Regency Christmas Eve. Signet, October 2000.

Nancy Butler, "The Gift of the Spoons."
A man whose son has a wasting disease seeks out a woman rumored to have healing powers.

Diane Farr, "The Reckless Miss Ripley."
A man journeying to Bath for Christmas encounters a lady stumbling through the snow.

Allison Lane, "The Marriage Stakes."
Earl who must by custom announce his betrothal on Christmas Eve is unable to make his choice until he rescues a lady and her pregnant sister from a carriage accident.

Edith Layton, "The Christmas Thief."
A gentleman who returns from the war to find all his money lost in a failed business venture must work to earn money to make a life with the lady he loves.

Barbara Metzger, "Little Miracles."
The rodents of Lower Winfrey must somehow communicate a secret to the village's human inhabitants.

Stocking Stuffers. Zebra, October 2000.

Judith Lansdowne, "A Cache of Kittens."

Jeanne Savery, "Mistletoe Kisses."

Donna Simpson, "Noel's Christmas Wish."

Christmas Eve Kittens. Zebra, October 2001.

Cathleen Clare, "Christmas Cattitude."
A lord is stranded in a snowstorm at an inn with a spoiled 12-year-old ward and a delightful lady innkeeper.

Wilma Counts, "Christmas Joy."
A gentleman trying to help his daughter get over her mother's death brings her to a Christmas party and meets a bereaved widow.

Debbie Raleigh, "Christmas Miracle."
A lady finds herself engaged to a man she barely knows.

Regency Christmas Spirits. Signet, October 2001.
Nancy Butler, "The Merry Wanderer."
A widow is facing the loss of her home when a charming stranger appears.

Emma Jensen, "The Wexford Carol."
A lady's home is purchased by a duke who sends a captain to inspect it.

Edith Layton, "High Spirits."
A lady with a silver flask meets a tall, dark stranger.

Barbara Metzger, "The Christmas Curse."
A pair of ghosts are fated to haunt a castle until the heir finds a lost ring and true love.

Andrea Pickens, "A Gathering of Gifts."
A spoiled lady takes a spill while running from her cousin and is helped by her new neighbor and his widowed sister.

A Regency Christmas IX. Signet, October 2002.

Sandra Heath, "The Solid Silver Chess Set."
An Elf tries to reunite a couple separated by a misunderstanding.

Carla Kelly, "No Room at the Inn."
A lady traveling to her grandmother's in the company of a solicitor seeks shelter from a storm in the home of the solicitor's brother.

Edith Layton, "The Amiable Miser."
A bookseller and a lord try to discover who left money in a returned book.

Amanda McCabe, "A Partridge in a Pear Tree."
A lady and gentleman are invited to the home of a relative who is holding a scavenger hunt to determine who will inherit her fortune.

Barbara Metzger, "A Home for Hannah."
A lord who finds a child who may be his brother's byblow seeks a governess.

A Taste of Christmas. Zebra, October 2002.
Each story includes a recipe.

Alice Holden, "Lord Nabob's Conversion."
A lady tries to prevent four orphans from being thrown out into the cold by inviting their landlord over for Christmas cookies.

Debbie Raleigh, "The Elusive Bride."
A lady forced to marry to cancel her father's gambling debt tries to sell a lord her scrumptious jam cakes to repay him, but he has other ideas.

Joy Reed, "Mince Pie and Mistletoe."
A lady doesn't believe that serving mince pie at Christmas brings luck until she finds a guinea that leads her to love.

Gifts of the Season. Harlequin Historical, November 2002.

Anne Gracie, "The Virtuous Widow."
A widow whose husband committed suicide because of gambling debts takes in a stranger with no memory and no name at Christmastime.

Miranda Jarrett, "A Gift Most Rare."
Sara had never thought to see her precious Rev ever again. Yet here he was, come to stay for the holidays in the very home where she was a governess...and bringing up the painful memories of their shared past.

Lyn Stone, "Christmas Charade."
Beth didn't want a husband. But when she agreed to marry handsome Jack as part of a scheme, she didn't expect to be playing with her heart.

Regency Christmas Magic. Signet, October 2004.

Amanda McCabe, "Upon a Midnight Clear."
A sea captain and the daughter of a freed slave meet in a moonlight encounter that changes their lives.

Allison Lane, "The Ultimate Magic."
A lord tries to prevent his ward from causing a scandal with the help of a chaperone.

Edith Layton, "The Two Dancing Daughters."
A gentleman is hired to follow two sisters who are sneaking out of their house at night.

Barbara Metzger, "The Enchanted Earl."
A widow beset by magicians is helped by a mysterious old man.

Sandra Heath, "The Green Gauze Gown."
A lady is reunited with a lame gentleman who loved her when she was a girl.

A Kiss for Christmas. Zebra, October 2004.

Alice Holden, "A Promise Kept."
Two children in a parish workhouse meet again as adults and fall in love.

Lisa Noeli, "A Merry Gentleman."
A lady is too absorbed with Christmas festivities to notice that her host is attracted to her.

Melynda Beth Skinner, "Once Upon a Christmas."
A penniless lady with an elephant seeks shelter on a lord's estate.

Regency Christmas Courtship. Signet, October 2005.

Barbara Metzger, "Wooing the Wolf"

Edith Layton, "The Dogstar"

Andrea Pickens, "Lost and Found"

Nancy Butler, "Christmas with Dora Davenport"

Gayle Buck, "Christmas Cheer"



Therese Alderton, Easter Bouquet.
Lord accepts a wager to pose as the rector of a country village.

Sara Blayne, An Easter Courtship.
Reclusive lady encounters the man she holds responsible for her fiance's death.

Mona Gedney, The Easter Charade.
Lady advises her cousin to turn down a gentleman's proposal then finds herself the target of his amorous attentions.

Emily Maxwell, An Easter Disguise.
Lady agrees to pose as a vicar so her sister can attend a lord's party.



Anne Barbour, Lady Hilary's Halloween.
Lady asks her conceited archaeologist neighbor for help when she sees an antique figure come to life on Halloween.

Monette Cummings, Loving Spirit.
Lady who loves town life meets a lord who prefers country life at a Halloween ball on his estate.

Teresa DesJardien, Haunted Hearts.
Widow seeking excitement attends an All Hallow's Eve masquerade dressed in the same cat costume as a person an English spy has come to meet.

Mona Gedney, Lady Hilary's Halloween.
A lady fleeing an arranged marriage heads for London where she encounters a gentleman who concocts a scheme to help her.

Sandra Heath, An Easy Conquest.
A lady who knows she should accept a rich gentleman's offer can't stop dreaming of a mysterious, penniless drifter who captured her heart.

Sandra Heath, The Halloween Husband.
Strange spirits are in the air at a manor where an innocent lady meets a worldy man.

Sandra Heath, Halloween Magic.
Lady vies with a beautiful widow for a lord's love.

Sandra Heath, The Magic Jack-O'-Lantern.
Brownie tries matchmaking for an heiress and a gentleman who does not believe in magic.

*Joan Vincent, Never to Part.
Family ghosts contrive to unite Lord Dremore with aura reading Daphne who believes he is responsible for her brother’s insolvency so that the couple can outwit the Dremore cousin who seeks their death and solve the clues to find the Dremore treasure on All Hallows Eve.

Story Collections:

Full Moon Magic. Signet, 1992.

Mary Balogh, "Dark Rider."

Anita Mills, "Black Magic."

Charlotte Louise Dolan, "Ghost of Castle Ravenswych."

Gayle Buck, "Holybrooke Curse."Patricia Rice, "Deceiving Appearances."

Bewitched by Love. Zebra, October 1996.

Teresa DesJardien, "The Haunted Bride."

Cindy Holbrook, "Love's Magic."

Valerie King, "The Vampire Rogue."
A vampire has plans for a rake and a lady at a masquerade ball.

Spellbound Hearts. Zebra, October 1997.

Jo Ann Ferguson, "Spellbound."
A country beauty finds herself in trouble when she casts a spell on a handsome lord.

Karla Hocker, "Soul of Indiscretion."
A lady is banished to a spooky manor where her broken heart finds spirited repairs.

Joy Reed, "Moonlight Masquerade."
A lady finds love with a stranger at a masked ball.

Bewitching Kittens. Zebra, October 1998.

Janice Bennett, "Sanctuary."

Patricia Bray, "Charlotte's Kitten."

Cathleen Clare, "Lord Trevor's Tomcat."

Enchanting Kittens. Zebra, October 1999.
Cindy Holbrook, "A Fairy Tail."
A warlock who's turned into a kitten discovers he can revert to human form in the presence of his beloved.

Nancy Lawrence, "A Bewitching Minx."
Lord blames his new neighbor for the unearthly sounds he hears in the night.

Hayley Ann Solomon, "The Black Cat."
A lord meets a woman who claims she is his destiny before she vanishes.

Magical Kittens. Zebra, September 2000.

Donna Bell, "The Reluctant Warlock."
Lady rescues a kitten from a gentleman believed by his eccentric aunt to be a warlock.

Catherine Blair, "The Black Kitten."
A lord bets that he'll win the hand of a lady whose Egyptian antiquities he covets.

Joy Reed, "A Cat by Any Other Name."
A spinster loses her beloved kitten but finds unexpected love.

A Bewitching Season. Zebra, September 2003.
Lynn Collum

Debbie Raleigh

Jeanne Savery, "The Reluctant Witch."
A lady accidentally casts a love spell over her infuriating neighbor.


Valentine's Day


Lynn Collum, The Valentine Charm.
A lady accompanying her cousin to Bath finds herself drawn to a dashing, enigmatic man whom she suspects is involved in a rash of robberies targeting the city's wealthiest families.

Marian Devon, A Heart on His Sleeve.
At Valentine's Day, a lady accompanies a friend to the estate of a man who has teased her since childhood.

Elisabeth Fairchild, Captain Cupid Calls the Shots.
A sharpshooter returns from the war and travels to a friend's home in Cumbria, where he is "paired" as part of a Valentine's Day custom with a lady who has a child of uncertain parentage.

Mona Gedney, A Valentine's Day Gambit.
Man who wagers he can win a lady's heart by Valentine's Day is impeded by her chaperone, so he decides to charm his way around her.

Jenna Jones, Tia's Valentine.
Man tries to convince his childhood chum to look on him romantically.

Kathryn Kirkwood, A Valentine for Vanessa.
Married earl falls in love with the lady who is his shy, sickly sister's companion and can only express his feelings anonymously.

*Kadee McDonald, An Arranged Valentine.
A young woman makes a deathbed promise to consider two brothers, must choose one. Novella.

*Julia Parks, The Valentine's Day Ball.
While hosting a Valentine's Day ball, a confirmed spinster meets a man newly returned from the Indies.

*Arabella Sheraton, Lord Blackwood's Valentine Ball.
A spinster tries to play matchmaker only to find herself unhappy with the situation. Novella.

Story Collections:

A Regency Valentine I. Signet, February 1991.

Mary Balogh, "Golden Rose."

Katherine Kingsley, "The Secret Benefactor."

Emma Lange, "Lady Valentine's Scheme."

Patricia Rice, "Fathers and Daughters."

Joan Wolf, "The Antagonists."

A Regency Valentine. Fawcett, 1992.
Four ladies on a visit find love; stories linked by Grey's.

Kitty Grey, "A Walk through Valentine Parva."

Jo Beverley, "If Fancy be the Food of Love."
Man fulfills a deathbed promise by seeking out and helping a spinster.

Kitty Grey, "An Afternoon Gardening."

Carola Dunn, "A Maid at Your Window."

Kitty Grey, "A Gentleman Calls."

Sheila Simonson, "April When They Woo."

Kitty Grey, "On the Church Porch."

Ellen Fitzgerald, "A Maiden All Forlorn."

Kitty Grey, "A Talk with Toby."

A Regency Valentine II. Signet, January 1992.

Carol Proctor, "A Task for Cupid."

Mary Balogh, "A Waltz among the Stars."

Carla Kelly, "The Light Within."

Sandra Heath, "The Midsummer Valentine."

Edith Layton, "The Legacy."
A man is summoned to his uncle's country estate and finds a mystery and the love of his life.

Valentine's Day Treasure. Zebra, January 1992.

Janis Laden, "The Gilded Cage."
Lady sent home from India is dismayed when her escort is stranded with her in Yorkshire by a storm.

Georgina Devon, "A Ring for Remembrance."
Governess is reunited with her former love, who has lost his memory and is courting her employers' daughter.

Violet Hamilton, "The Bay Leaf Legend."
Lady courted by a persistent suitor begins to see an old friend in a different light at a Valentine's party.

Valerie King, "A Play of Hearts."
Stuffy lord is outraged when a lady organizes a production of Romeo & Juliet at his home.

Irene Loyd Black, "Tattered Valentine."
Widow longs to be united with the childhood sweetheart whom her father considered ineligible.

Teresa DesJardien, "A Valentine Bride."
Lady responds to a lord's advertisement for a wife.

Tokens of Love. Signet, January 1993.

Mary Balogh, "The Substitute Guest."

Margaret Westhaven, "Saint Valentine's Eve."

Carol Proctor, "The London Swell."

Sheila Walsh, "Dear Delight."

Sandra Heath, "February Falsehoods."

A Valentine's Day Tangle. Zebra, February 1993.

Cindy Holbrook, "With Cupid's Intervention."

Emily Maxwell, "The Second Proposal."

Dawn Aldridge Poore, "Game of Hearts."

Nina Porter, "A Valentine Tangle."

Alicia Rasley, "The Wilder Heart."

Cynthia Richey, "A Most Fortunate Lady."

From the Heart. Signet, January 1994.

Mary Balogh, "The Anniversary."
Couple forced by her pregnancy to wed and estranged since are reunited on their Valentine anniversary.

Anne Barbour, "The Wooing of Lord Walford."
Gambler asks his best friend to snag an earl so he can win a tontine but finds he has feelings for her himself.

Melinda McRae, "Cupid's Dart."
Two old friends realize their love for one another during a Valentine's party game.

Anita Mills, "Devil's Luck."
Father loses his daughter in a card game.

Sandra Heath, "The Imposter."
Lady expecting the fiance she's never met mistakes his friend for her betrothed & he doesn't correct her.

A Valentine's Day Delight. Zebra, January 1994.

Karla Hocker, "The Dilatory Groom."

Mary Kingsley, "The Crystal Heart."

Anthea Malcolm, "Fit For A Prince."
Characters: Simon di Tassio &  Justine de Valon
A gentleman goes to a Valentine's Day houseparty to meet his future wife only to find that the girl's chaperone is his first and only love.

A Valentine Embrace. Zebra, January 1995.

Valerie King, "Valentine Chase."
Governess is sent on a wild goose chase with her employer by her charge, who hopes they'll make a match.

Meg-Lynn Roberts, "Lovers' Vows."
Lady finds herself cast in a romantic play opposite the lord she once jilted.

Olivia Sumner, "Music of the Heart."
When a lord blinded in the war sends the lady he loves away, she returns to him in disguise.

Valentine Love. Zebra, 1996.

Sara Blayne, "Cupid's Arrow."

Jo Ann Ferguson, "Game of Harts."

Lois Stewart, "The Unwilling Bride."

A Valentine Bouquet. Zebra, February 1997.

Paula Tanner Girard, "Cupid's Legacy."
Lady who inherits a London townhouse mistakes her noble neighbor for a handyman.

Judith Lansdowne, "The Valentine Victorious."

Carol Quinto, "The Valentine's Day Husband."

Valentine Wishes. Zebra, February 1998.

Mona Gedney, "Lady Diana's Courtship."
Lady who's turned down numerous offers finds herself falling for a Cit.

Cindy Holbrook, "A Valentine from Venus."
Cupid wagers Venus she cannot unite a poetic lord and his dispassionate assistant.

Jeanne Savery, "Cupid's Ace."
Lady cannot understand why her husband is out of charity with her.

My Darling Valentine. Zebra, February 1999.

Kathleen Beck, "Miss Delafield Disposes."
Lord's neighbor asks him to prevent a young lady from eloping with her drawing master.

Carola Dunn, "Frost Fair."
Lady flirts with a gentleman at a Frost Fair then regrets that she never learned his identity.

Alice Holden, "Cupid's Arrow."
Lord is intrigued by the lady who asks him for help getting a physician for her village.

Valentine Kisses. Zebra, January 2000.

Donna Bell, "A Valentine Courtship."
Lord is courted from afar by a mystery lady who reveals herself at a Valentine ball.

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

Lynn Collum, "The Ruby Heart."
Lady hopes to convince her neighbor to love her.

Valentine Rogues. Zebra, January 2001.

Cindy Holbrook, "A Valentine Dream."

Debbie Raleigh, "The Merry Cupids."

Donna Simpson, "Wild Honey."
A widow decides to give up on love until she meets a rake determined to prove his love is forever.

My Sweet Valentine. Zebra, January 2002.
Shannon Donnelly, "Silver Links"

Alice Holden, "The Valentine Husband"

Joy Reed, "At First Sight"

My Only Valentine. Zebra, January 2003.

Victoria Hinshaw, "The Valentine Poem."

Julia Parks, "The Ugly Duckling's Valentine."
A lady who thinks she is unattractive is pursued by a secret admirer.

Donna Simpson, "Valentine Dreams."

A Valentine Waltz. Zebra, January 2004.

Jo Ann Ferguson, "My Dearest Daisy."
A lord tries to convince a lady who feels unworthy of his love.

Maria Greene, "Cupid's Arrow."
A reckless wager leads a gentleman to court a recently jilted lady.

Kate Huntington, "My Wicked Valentine."
A widow must choose between a sensible suitor and a passionate one.

Valentine Kittens. Zebra, January 2005.
Jo Ann Ferguson, "Belling the Kitten."
At a country inn, a gentleman returning from the war finds a spirited lady and a litter of kittens.

Valerie King, "A Tangle of Kittens."
A lady trying to find homes for kittens stumbles upon the stranger who had mistakenly kissed her.

Cynthia Pratt, "The Birthday Kitten."
A couple with a polite marriage of mutual respect discovers romance when the man buys a kitten for his wife.


Mother's Day

Story Collections:

A Mother's Heart. Zebra, May 1992.

Julie Caille, "Journey's End."
When a lady refuses to give up her sister's orphan to the girl's paternal uncle, he invites her to come along.

Georgina Devon, "Midnight Lady."
Lady sneaks into the bed of the man she loves pretending to be his mistress and becomes pregnant.

Karla Hocker, "Matters of the Heart."
Lady separated from her husband and daughter for 16 years returns to prevent her daughter from eloping.

Anthea Malcolm, "The Perfect Mother."
Lady enters into a marriage of convenience with a man with two daughters.

Cynthia Richey, "A Breath of Scandal."
Noble landlord tries to evict a tenant who takes in orphans.

Olivia Sumner, "Mischievous Matchmaker."
Lord and lady meet trying to retrieve missing babies from a woman who sells children.

A Mother's Love. Zebra, April 1993.

Sara Blayne, "The Singular Miss Marsh."
Dowager summons her late daughter-in-law's cousin to help her son and his children recover from their grief.

Teresa DesJardien, "Her Special Day."
Things go awry when a lady's children try to give her the day off from planning her daughter's wedding.

Melissa Lynn Jones, "The Butterfly Net."
Lord selects a lady collecting money for an orphanage as the perfect mother for his child.

Valerie King, "Blissful Betrothal."
Lady finds herself attracted to the man she arranged for her daughter to marry.

Mary Kingsley, "Gifts of the Heart."
Lord whose parliamentary duties keep him in town & his wife who prefers the country resolve their differences.

Nina Porter, "Reversal of Fortune."
Lady who thinks she's ineligible for marriage asks the man she loves to help find her a position.

A Mother's Joy. Zebra, April 1994.

Carola Dunn, "The Dower House."
When her late husband's heir arrives, a lady intends to match him with her daughter, but love has other plans.

Marissa Edwards, "A Betting Affair."
Mother schemes to reunite her daughter and son-in-law.

JoAnn Ferguson, "Lord Chartley's Lesson."
Strict lord chafes at sharing guardianship of his friend's child with a vivacious young lady.

Cindy Holbrook, "The Present."
Three children kidnap a duke as a birthday present for their stepsister.

Lynn Kerstan, "A Change of Heart."
Pregnant lady's emotional turbulence threatens to drive her husband away.

Joy Reed, "Christening Day."
 Lady who has recently given birth fears her husband's attentions have wandered.

A Mother's Delight. Zebra, April 1995.

Monique Ellis, "Lady Charlotte Contrives."

Violet Hamilton, "Gillian's Secret."

Isobel Linton, "The Oriental Garden."

Sheila Rabe, "Motherly Advice."

Jeanne Savery, "The Mother and the Marquess."

Marcy Stewart, "Lost Love, New Love."

A Mother's Love. Zebra, April 1997.

Violet Hamilton, "Change of Heart."

Valerie King, "A Gentle Kidnapping."

Nancy Lawrence, "Sweet Companion."

Jeanne Savery, "Darling Daughters."
A widowed earl who requires a new mother for his daughters meets a pretty miss with sparkling eyes and mischief in her heart.

For Mother with Love. Zebra, April 1998.

Dorothea Donley, "Makeshift Mama."
A lady pretends to be her sister's mother so she can chaperone her in Bath.

Martha Kirkland, "The Notorious Mrs Carlton."
A lady goes to a lord's home in disguise hoping to learn the truth about the mother who deserted her.

Carol Quinto, "The Virtues of Patience."
A duke asks his mother to chose a bride for him.

A Match for Mother. Zebra, April 1999.

Mona Gedney, "Marrying off Mama."
Brother & sister embarrassed by their mother's behavior hope to marry her off to a colonel but she falls for a gambler instead.

Kathryn Kirkwood, "Lady Radcliffe's Ruse."
To avoid her daughter's matchmaking schemes, a widow pretends to be engaged to a rake.

Regina Scott, "Sweeter than Candy."
Two boys try to convince a gentleman to court their mama.

Mama's Little Matchmaker. Zebra, April 2000.

Alice Holden, "A Mother's Heart."

Juliette Leigh, "The Perfect Match."

Bess Willingham, "Last Chance Governess."

A Kiss for Mama. Zebra, April 2001.

Jo Ann Ferguson, "The Dowager's Dilemma."
Lady joins forces with a lord to keep her mother and his uncle out of scandal.

Valerie King, "A Mother's Devotion."
A lord who thinks his parents' marriage failed because his mother devoted herself to her children locks horns with a lady who turned down his proposal to care for her siblings.

Jeanne Savery, "Happily Ever-After."
 Lady raising her niece and nephew is challenged by their godfather.

Flowers for Mama. Zebra, April 2002.

Mona Gedney, "A Match for Lady Verity."
A lady's son presses her to marry a certain gentleman.

Cindy Holbrook, "The Lady Does Not!"
A lady's dog leads her to a wounded man.

Mary Kingsley, "The Runaway Duchess."
A duchess whose husband takes her for granted runs away in order to teach him a lesson, never expecting he'll pursue and court her.

A Husband for Mama. Zebra, April 2003.

Mary Blayney, "Child of Her Heart."
A governess tries to find a girl's relatives and is reunited with a lost love.

Julia Parks, "Rescuing Captain Rocher."
A French sea captain introducing his daughter to society joins forces with a neighbor with an unruly son.

Debbie Raleigh, "A Mother at Heart."
A lord is surprised when a woman claiming to be his long-lost mother visits and brings a charming companion.


Father's Day Stories

A Kiss for Papa. Zebra, May 2002.

Jo Ann Ferguson, "The Best Father in England."
A widower is told by his son's tutor that he has over-indulged the boy.

Valerie King, "A Father's Love."
A widower proposes to his daughters' governess but she turns him down.

Jeanne Savery, "A Father's Duty."
A colonel returns from military service in India to help find his daughter a husband but she seems more interested in matching him up with her governess.

A Match for Papa. Zebra, May 2003.

Maria Greene, "A Most Unlikely Papa."
A widow goes into labor after a carriage accident with only a roguish earl to help her.

Victoria Hinshaw, "The Muddled Matchmakers."
Two fathers conspire to match up their children.

Donna Simpson, "A Father's Love."
A lady who enjoys "projects" to occupy her time is intrigued when a widower with two children moves nearby.

A Wife for Papa. Zebra, May 2004.

Lynn Collum, €œFather and the Notorious Miss Newman.€
A gentleman thinks his friend is the perfect match for his widowed father.

Laura Paquet, €œLord Hawksmoor Takes Flight.€
A shy earl who prefers country life comes to Town for Parliament and meets a widow with an exuberant son.

Hayley Ann Solomon, €œAn Imperfect Proposal.€
An earl responsible for two nieces seeks a marriage of convenience.

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Artwork in page header from A Regency Christmas (1998) by Various Authors (left) and Bewitching Hearts by Valerie King (right).