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Regencies by Subject - Inheritance


Marriage for Inheritance
Sudden & Unexpected Inheritance
Heirlooms
Lost Heirs
Lost Inheritances
Widows & Their Husbands' Heirs

 
 

Marriage for Inheritance


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.

Caroline Arnett, Theodora.
Lord and lady inherit an estate but can only keep it if they find the Zamora emeralds or marry someone within six months.

Cynthia Bailey-Pratt, The Temporary Bride.
Lord who needs his inheritance and lady who needs money agree to a sham marriage.

Mary Balogh, Courting Julia.
In order to inherit the home she loves, a lady must marry one of her cousins.

Jo Beverley, An Unwilling Bride.
School teacher vows not to submit to the man who was forced to marry her in order to inherit a dukedom.

Patricia Bray, A Most Suitable Duchess.
A duke who must marry before his thirtieth birthday or lose his estate composes an ad for a wife in jest, but when it is published he is besieged with letters from ladies hoping to fill the position.

Marion Chesney, Deirdre and Desire.
Vicar arranges a marriage for his daughter with a man who will inherit a nabob's fortune if he marries, but she falls for an oily character instead.

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.

Mary Chase Comstock, An Impetuous Miss.
Grandmother's will says a lady must marry or lose her family home.

Nicola Cornick, The Penniless Bride.
A man who must marry to gain his inheritance chooses the daughter of a chimney sweep as his bride.

Wilma Counts, Willed to Wed.
Lady will lose her inheritance unless she marries the stranger who inherits the neighboring estate.

Megan Daniel, The Reluctant Suitor.
Indebted viscount who doesn't seem interested in marriage agrees to help a lady who must marry in one month or lose her money defy her greedy relatives.

Donna Davidson, Lord Langcliffe's Lady.
Lord gets rid of a lady's suitors so he can marry her and reclaim the land that once belonged to his ancestor.

Marian Devon, Miss Romney Flies too High.
Man wills his fortune to whichever of his nephews marries his illegitimate actress daughter.

Olivia Fontayne, Lady Samantha's Choice.
Lady must either wed a stranger or her awful cousin to retain her fortune.

Georgette Heyer, Cotillion.
Heiress who must choose one of her cousins as a husband asks one to poses as her fiance in order arouse jealousy in the cousin she loves but who is indifferent to her.

Melissa Lynn Jones, An Uncommon Miss.
Scottish lass must marry an English nobleman or lose her inheritance.

April Kihlstrom, A Scandalous Bequest.
Eccentric, rich lady tells her two nephews that her fortune will go to the gentleman who marries her goddaughter.

Valerie King, My Darling Coquette.
Two adversaries learn that they both must marry in order to receive their inheritances.

Allison Lane, The Unscrupulous Uncle.
Lord marries his friend's sister to save her fortune then worries more about the lady he had to jilt.

Elizabeth Mansfield, The Frost Fair.
Heiress who enjoys her freedom must marry or lose her money.

Alicia Meadowes, Sweet Bravado.
Aunt hoping to unite two feuding branches of her family decrees in her will that a lord must marry the daughter of his disgraced uncle.

Kasey Michaels, The Lurid Miss Lockport.
New earl is shocked to discover that to gain his fortune he must marry his uncle's illegitimate daughter, and she responds by pretending to be a brazen kitchen maid.

Fenella Jane Miller, The Unconventional Miss Walters.
A lady must marry to fulfill the terms of her aunt's will but her new husband can't abide her disobedience and unconventional ways.

Anita Mills, Devil's Match.
In order to win a wager and gain the fortune promised when he produces an heir, a rake proposes to a proper young lady.

Sarah Montrose, The Golden Heiress.
Lady who must marry or lose her inheritance settles on a rake hoping at least for some excitement.

Dawn Aldridge Poore, Bath Bramble.
Lady seeks help in controlling her brother from the childhood friend who is now their guardian, while he in turn finds he must marry to gain his inheritance.

Alicia Rasley, Poetic Justice.
Rogue helps a lady who must marry or lose her library and a secret trunk.

Regina Scott, Lord Borin's Secret Love.
On the brink of financial ruin unless her sister marries before she turns twenty, a lady decides to spy the man who is the object of her sister's affection, but the tables turn when he catches her in the act.

Alberta Sinclair, A Hint of Scandal.
Lady who must marry or lose her money and home goes to London with a list of possible suitors, but a chance encounter with a viscount forces them to become betrothed.

Joan Smith, Behold, a Mystery!
According to her murdered great-aunt's will, a lady must choose one of 4 men suspected of the killing.

Hayley Ann Solomon, Raven's Ransom.
Three sisters who must all wed in order for one of them to inherit a huge fortune are pursued by dubious characters.

Daisy Vivian, The Forrester Inheritance: A Regency Entertainment.
Lady's inheritance depends upon her marrying within the family, which is surely the reason her loathsome cousin is wooing her.

Phyllis Ann Warady, Scandal's Daughter.
Illegitimate lady is summoned to her father's deathbed and told she will inherit a fortune if she marries her father's protetge, a man she secretly loves but fears will never love her in return.

Phyllis Ann Warady, The Persistent Suitor.
Gentleman who must marry to gain his uncle's inheritance persists in courting a lady who refused him.
 
 

Sudden & Unexpected Inheritances


Jacquelyn Aeby, Falconer's Hall.
Penniless orphan becomes the heiress of Falconer's Hall and is torn between two men.

Blair Bancroft, The Indifferent Earl.
When a mysterious benefactor leaves her an English cottage, stipulating in the will that she must live there for two months or lose her inheritance, a headmistress meets her match in the earl who is determined to reclaim his family's land on which the cottage stands.

*Sarah Baughman, Penelope's Hope.
A secret artist and a young man enter a mutually beneficial engagement, with some light mystery and strong Christian themes. Self-published.

Louise Bergin, The Spinster and the Wastrel.
When she inherits an enormous sum of money from an unlikely benefactor, a lady must go up against the rightful heir when she decides to use the money to help the poor.

Marion Chesney, Henrietta.
Plain but spirited vicar's sister receives a surprise inheritance and determines to conquer society and claim its most eligible bachelor.

Marion Chesney, Regency Gold.
When a lady living in servitude with a drunken uncle receives news of an unexpected inheritance, it seems someone wants her dead and she feels safe only with the lord of her dreams.

Marion Chesney, The Wicked Godmother.
The ton gossips when a baronet leaves his fortune and twin daughters in the hands of his spinster neighbor.

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.

Lynn Collum, Elizabeth and the Major.
Lady's friend and a major's sister are contenders for an eccentric's fortune.

Lynn Collum, The Wedding Charm.
A gentleman discovers he has inherited an estate in Norfolk and is intrigued by a secretive lady he meets there.

Jan Constant, The Beringer Heiress.
Lady returns from the Peninsula after her father's death to find herself an heiress and the ward of a rake.

Ellen Fitzgerald, Julia's Portion.
A lady trying to protect her inheritance from greedy relatives is thrown into the arms of a gambler who is the last man she should trust.

Vanessa Gray, The Dutiful Daughter.
On-the-shelf lady receives an unexpected legacy and suddenly fashionable gentlemen begin to appear at her country home.

Vanessa Gray, The Reckless Orphan.
Lady whose late father gambled away his estate receives money for a Season from a mysterious benefactor.

Barbara Hazard, Lady at Risk.
Unexpected inheritance causes lady to be surrounded by suitors.

Emily Hendrickson, The Debonair Duke.
When a lady receives a mysterious sapphire necklace she finds herself surrounded by suitors, including a duke who'll stop at nothing to get the necklace.

Emily Hendrickson, An Uncommon Bequest.
Lady comes into an unexpected inheritance and finds the man who once snubbed her is now courting her.

Anne Herries, A Matter of Honour.
An heiress believes she can be selective in choosing a husband not realizing that her late brother asked one of his friends to marry her.

Martha Kirkland, That Scandalous Heiress.
Lady inherits a dilapidated manor from a stranger and is scorned by all her neighbors except a disreputable lord.

Edith Layton, Red Jack's Daughter.
Country girl turned heiress finds herself with three suitors, each of whom wants her to be something different.

Joyce Lee, Perchance to Dream.
Lady receives an unexpected inheritance that allows her to aspire to a suitable match but is troubled by questions of her origins and love for a childhood friend.

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.

Dorothy Mack, The Impossible Ward.
Lady is happy to receive an inheritance but wishes a charming lord were not the trustee.

Maggie MacKeever, Lady in the Straw.
Lady mistakenly inherits a gambling establishment intended for her cousin who had an affair with the late owner, and is regarded with suspicion by another's of her cousin's lovers.

Nina Pykare, Love in Disguise.
An actress inherits a London townhouse and finds herself courted by various beaux including the Duke of York.

Rebecca Robbins, An Unusual Inheritance.
Lady learns that her late father was a pirate who left one half of a treasure map to her and the other to a lord who was his cohort.

Mary Linn Roby, My Lady's Mask.
Lady is left a fortune along with instructions to break as many hearts as possible during a London Season.

Joan Smith, No Place for a Lady.
Lady is appalled by the rundown boarding house she inherits from her aunt but is reluctant to evict her tenants, particularly a handsome gentleman.

Mira Stables, The Byram Succession.
Lady seethes with jealousy when her country cousin inherits their cousin's wealth and attracts the Season's most eligible suitor.

Mira Stables, The Swynden Necklace.
A lady whose unexpected interitance allows her a Season in Bath is attracted to an apparently unsuitable man who may be only interested in the fabulous Swynden necklace.

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

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.
 
 

Widows & Their Husbands' Heirs


Rebecca Ashley, A Willful Widow.
Widow tries to resist her husband's heir who controls her money.

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.

Jo Beverley, The Stanforth Secrets.
Husband's heir moves into a widow's home seeking papers that could indicate treason.

Gayle Buck, Love for Lucinda.
Widow of a libertine eschews marriage but is courted by her husband's heir.

Anne/Marian Devon, The Widow of Bath.
Widow is confronted by her husband's heir who once courted her.

Maria Greene, The Ghost and Mrs.Wenthaven.
A lady's husband dies leaving her with a mountain of debts, so she offers to become his twin brother's housekeeper.

April Kihlstrom, The Widowed Bride.
Lady suspects her slain husband's heir may be an impostor or a murderer.

Janis Laden, A Whisper of Scandal.
Widow is infuriated by the domineering behavior of her husband's heir, who thinks she's a scheming lightskirt.

Paula Marshall, Cousin Harry.
Earl deprived of a large part of his inheritance blames his cousin's widow, whom he regards as a scheming adventuress.

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.

Gail Ranstrom, The Missing Heir.
A lady is surprised by the appearance of her late husband's heir.

Joan Smith, Love Bade Me Welcome.
Widow who goes to live with her husband's family suspects his heir presumptive brother of pushing her down the stairs to kill her unborn child.
 
 

Lost Heirs


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.

Mary Butler, The Genuine Article.
Lady's fiance's claim is challenged by a man claiming to be the true heir who was believed dead.

Diana Campbell, Payment in Kind.
Daughter of a money lender teams up with a man claiming to be a lord's lost son in order to enter society.

Christina Cordaire, Beloved Stranger.
Lady who lost her childhood friend is indebted to a mysterious man who saves her lost friend's young brother from drowning.

Caroline Courtney, Love Unmasked.
Lady cannot forget the masked man who rescued her from highwaymen though she is courted by a man who claims a dukedom after the young duke mysteriously drowns.

Donna Davidson, Lord Kingsford's Quest.
Girl sends away a whipping boy to save his life; he returns as a man to claim the estate from her cruel uncle.

Gail Eastwood, The Lady from Spain.
Gentleman investigates a lady from Spain claiming a British inheritance.

Jean R. Ewing, Rogue's Reward.
Lady is drawn to an earl's "bastard" son.

Zabrina Faire, The Wicked Cousin.
A lady mourning the disappearance of her fat but gentle-hearted cousin is coerced into a betrothal with his new heir, but finds an unexpected ally in the librarian who was hired to catalog her father's collection.

Denice Greenlea, Birchwood Hall.
A lady whose father wants her to marry a neighboring lord to save the family home turns for help to one of her father's tenant farmers.

Georgette Heyer, The Masqueraders.
Gentleman who supported the Jacobite cause switches genders with his sister on the advice of their father, who claims to be a lost viscount.

Judith Lansdowne, Camilla's Fate.
Lady falls for a highwayman.

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.

Laura London, The Gypsy Heiress.
Lord discovers a gypsy with a mysterious locket poaching on his land.

Dorothy Mack, The Lost Heir.
Lady is determined to distrust the brother of the man who betrayed her sister.

Kate Moore, The Mercenary Major.
Man who joined the army as a child after fleeing the stagecoach accident that killed his parents is discovered by an aunt who wants to introduce him to society, but a lady is determined to prove he's a fortune hunter.

Petra Nash, Heir Apparent.
Lady's cousin warns her against a mysterious Samaritan.

Petra Nash, Mr. Ravensworth's Ward.
Country miss meets a man who reveals her true heritage and prospects but is less than pleased when she announces her betrothal to his ward.

Barbara Neil, Gentleman Rogue.
Ladies' man who hopes to bring his exploits to the attention for the man who has stolen his inheritance meets his match in a bishop's daughter.

Sheila Rabe, The Lost Heir.
Lady is robbed by a highwayman with the telltale birthmark of the lost Duke of Graysborough and agrees to teach him social graces.

Gail Ranstrom, The Missing Heir.
A lady is surprised by the appearance of her late husband's heir.

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

Martha Schroeder, Guarding an Angel.
Lady has always loved the boy with an unknown past whom her father rescued from the streets but he insists love between them is impossible.

Barbara Sherrod, Lady Divine.
Actress may be the heiress cousin of a gentleman.

Joan Smith, Aurora.
Man claiming to be a baron's heir appears after an 11-year exile.

Patricia Veryan, Some Brief Folly.
Lady's page turns out to be the lost son of a man accused of killing his wife & son.

Rebecca Ward, Grand Deception.
Poor relation teams up with a man claiming to be an earl.
 
 

Lost Inheritances


Sheila Bishop, A Marriage Made on Earth.
A destitute lady agrees to marry the man to whom her godmother willed her fortune but is dismayed when her new husband always sides with another lady over her.

Diana Brown, A Debt of Honour.
Lord mistakes lady for an adventuress and offers her money for her favors; she later tries to take him up on his offer when her brother gambles away their estate.

Marion Chesney:
The Banishment.
Family counts on the eldest daughter to marry the new owner of the estate their father lost.
Series: Daughters of Mannerling #1
The Intrigue. Lady is supposed to attract the new owner of Mannerling's son but falls for his Oxford don cousin instead.
Series: Daughters of Mannerling #2
The Deception.
Lady switches places with her twin to save her from a lecherous man.
Series: Daughters of Mannerling #3
The Folly.
Cousin of the villain from book 3 tries to oust the widower who bought Mannerling.
Series: Daughters of Mannerling #4
The Romance.
Practical fifth daughter feels duty bound to attract the foppish new owner of Mannerling, but a dashing lord is determined to convince her to follow her heart.
Series: Daughters of Mannerling #5
The Homecoming.
Youngest sister marries the duke who owns Mannerling but lets her mother live there instead.
Series: Daughters of Mannerling #6

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.

Norma Lee Clark, The Tyndale Daughters.
Two sisters are betrothed, though one's fiance is attracted to the other; the third sister is left to defend the estate when an unknown relative inherits.

Marilyn Clay, The Unsuitable Suitor.
Lady finds her family estate is now owned by a rake who once stole a kiss from her.

Nicola Cornick, The Blanchland Secret.
In response to a mysterious letter, a lady must return to her former family home, which is now owned by a debauched rake, and receives an offer of help from a lord who may have ulterior motives.

Nicola Cornick, The Earl's Prize.
A lady whose family was ruined by gambling finds a winning lottery ticket and must determine who the rightful owner is.

Ann Elizabeth Cree, A Bargain with Fate.
Lord who needs a lady to pose as his fiancee asks a lady whose family estate he won in a card game.

Diana Delmore, Melissande.
A spirited lady wages a campaign against the handsome nobleman who has legal claim to her family inheritance.

Georgina Devon, Untamed Heart.
Lord tries to return the vowels of a man who died just after the game but his sister is too proud to accept them and goes to work for a lecherous earl to raise the money.

Shannon Donnelly, A Much Compromised Lady.
A lady who is trying to uncover her lost birthright finds herself in the bedroom of a notorious rogue.

Carola Dunn, A Poor Relation.
Poor relation forced to act as a servant snags the earl on the neighboring estate.

Rachelle Edwards, Lucifer's Lady.
Lady detests the man who ruined her gamester father even though he paid her way through school and gave her a Season.

Katharine Flixton, Daughter to the Nabob.
Nabob seeks to settle an old score by luring a gambler who has lost his family home into marriage with his daughter.

Vanessa Gray, The Lost Legacy.
Man whom a lady jilted because of his arrogance inherits her destitute family's country estate.

Vanessa Gray, The Reckless Orphan.
Lady whose late father gambled away his estate receives money for a Season from a mysterious benefactor.

Maria Greene, Daring Gamble.
Unfashionable, redheaded bluestocking loses her home to a charming earl.

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

Sandra Heath, Counterfeit Kisses.
Gentleman tries to win the trust of a lady who blames him for the loss of her family's fortune.

Sandra Heath, A Change of Fortune.
A lady suddenly loses her fortune and finds herself targeted by rakes and by a rival who is jealous of a gallant gentleman's interest in her.

Carla Kelly, The Lady's Companion.
Impoverished lady becomes a paid companion and falls for her employer's bailiff.

April Kihlstrom, The Ambitious Baronet.
A lady whose father gambled away the family fortune is forced to work as a housekeeper for a new baronet.

Janis Laden, A Noble Mistress.
Lady agrees to become a lord's mistress to regain the family estate that her father lost at cards.

Allison Lane, The Beleaguered Earl.
Lady's family home is gambled away to a disreputable earl.

Allison Lane, Double Deceit.
Antiquarian trying to avoid her father's matchmaking schemes finds herself embroiled in a deceit with a rogue.

Allison Lane, The Purloined Papers.
A captain returns home from Waterloo and recognizes his sister's companion as the woman he wronged 11 years ago, and soon discovers she is in danger from a villain seeking papers that could ruin him.

Nancy Lawrence, A Noble Rogue.
Lady whose brother has gambled their estate into ruin agrees to pose as the housekeeper when a noted gamester visits.

Laura Matthews, The Village Spinster.
Earl who is irritated with an impoverished spinster's interference in his siblings' lives begins to suspect her of being a woman of easy virtue.

Margaret Mayhew, Regency Charade.
Lady tries to oust gentleman who won her home in a card game.

Barbara Metzger, Cupboard Kisses.
Vicar's penniless daughter moves into a "boarding house" that was part of her estate not realizing it's a brothel.

Kasey Michaels, The Wagered Miss Winslow.
Lady must wed the man who wins her lands from her brother.

Nadine Miller, Kissing Cousins.
An impoverished lady seeks help for her siblings from an earl who is their distant cousin.

Barbara Neil, Gentleman Rogue.
Ladies' man who hopes to bring his exploits to the attention of the man who has stolen his inheritance meets his match in a bishop's daughter.

Mary Nichols, The Last Gamble.
Lady whose father gambled away her inheritance travels to Scotland to seek her guardian and accepts the escort of a captain.

Melinda Pryce, A Rose for Lady Edwina.
Lord who returns from Waterloo to find his inheritance stolen and an attempt made on his life disguises himself as a footman in the home of a kind earl with a suspicious sister.

Rebecca Robbins, Guardian for an Angel.
Lady jockey's guardian loses her estate to a libertine.

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.

Joan Vincent, A Scheme for Love.
Widow must solve a mystery to find her husband's inheritance.

Linda Walker, My Lady's Deception.
A penniless lady with no prospects concocts a ruse to find a mate only to encounter a lord who is hiding his title and fortune during a quiet visit to the country.
 
 

Heirlooms


Elisabeth Barr, The Opal Pendant.
A lady flees from marriage to a man she finds repugnant and seeks refuge with his notorious half-brother.

June Calvin, My Lady Ghost.
Lord and lady try to deny their love while combatting a villain and seeking a hidden treasure.

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.

Lillian Cheatham, The Saxon Inheritance.
Governess returning from India pretends to be her charge's mother and is suspected of stealing a treasure.

Carola Dunn, The Tudor Secret.
Lady gets shot holding up a lord to retrieve a family heirloom.

Maria Greene, The Blackhurst Rubies.
Governess discovers stolen rubies among her belongings.

Barbara Hazard, The Cloisonne Locket.
Duke thinks a lady has thrown herself into his path and ingratiated herself with his shut-in sister in order to lure him into marriage.

Leigh Haskell, The Vengeful Viscount.
Lord resorts to highway robbery to recover the jewels his late wife gave to her lovers.

Sandra Heath, Counterfeit Kisses.
Gentleman tries to win the trust of a lady who blames him for the loss of her family's fortune.

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 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.

Emily Hendrickson, The Debonair Duke.
When a lady receives a mysterious sapphire necklace she finds herself surrounded by suitors, including a duke who'll stop at nothing to get the necklace.

Emily Hendrickson, The Ivory Dragon.
While seeking shelter from a spring storm in an old barn, a lady finds a curious wooden box containing a rare antique ivory pin reported stolen from an estate and a dashing lord who is snooping around the building in the hope of proving his brother innocent of a theft charge.

Georgette Heyer, The Talisman Ring.
Lady staying at an inn meets a French girl running away from marriage to her unromantic cousin in the company of a romantic cousin, who is a smuggler suspected of murdering a man to retrieve a ring he lost at cards.

Karla Hocker, An Honorable Affair.
Lady who longs for adventure receives her wish when a reporter arrives to investigate the theft of her aunt's opals.

Cindy Holbrook, Covington's Folly.
Lady is caught in a compromising situation with a man who may either be a spy or a treasure seeker.

Ann Hulme, False Fortune.
Lady's suspicions about her stepmother's nephew appear to be confirmed when a diamond necklace disappears.

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 seven legendary gold lanterns.

Jenna Jones, A Merry Escapade.
Earl helps a lady trying to find a list left by her late French-spy father.

April Kihlstrom, The Ambitious Baronet.
A lady whose father gambled away the family fortune is forced to work as a housekeeper for a new baronet.

Martha Kirkland, The Ruby Necklace.
Lady talked into marrying a dying man is pursued by his heir & a thief.

Emma Lange, The Unmanageable Miss Marlowe.
Lord misunderstands the intentions of a lady who seeks a gamester's company in order to retrieve a necklace he dishonestly won from a childhood friend.

Edith Layton, "Earl's Nightingale," in A Regency Christmas Carol.
A lady tracks down the earl who bought her grandmother's mechanical nightingale from a pawnshop.

Lydia Lee, The Impetuous Pandora.
Lady confronts a viscount whom she blames for leading her brother astray and is puzzled when he offers to help find her missing pendant.

Juliette Leigh, The Fifth Proposal.
Lady must cope with an eccentric family, four cousins chasing an inheritance, a mysterious stranger, and a cache of jewels from India.

Alice Chetwynd Ley, The Jewelled Snuff Box.
Lady helps a man with amnesia, whose only clue to his identity is a jewelled snuff box.

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.

Laura London, The Gypsy Heiress.
Lord discovers a gypsy with a mysterious locket poaching on his land.

Dorothy Mack, The Gold Scent Bottle.
Lady must pose as a gentleman's fiancee in order to get her gold scent bottle back.

Laura Matthews, In My Lady's Chamber.
Governess who leads her charges in a search for a treasure finds one of her own when her former fiance reappears in her life.

Amanda McCabe, The Star of India.
A lady who is the protector of the priceless Star of India must reveal a devastating secret to the man she loves and risk everything she holds dear.

Kasey Michaels, The Questioning Miss Quinton.
Lady investigates her father's death by tracking down the owner of a snuff box with the initials P.S., but fears the evidence points toward the lord who has captured her heart.

Dawn Aldridge Poore, The Brighton Burglar.
Lady suspects her mysterious boarder of being an art thief.

Dawn Aldridge Poore, The Secret Scroll.
A scroll in Roxanne's library is thought to be the key to a treasure.

Dawn Aldridge Poore, The Cairo Cats.
Roxanne and Lymond hunt the thieves of cat statues and find treasure.

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

Dawn Aldridge Poore, A Perilous Attraction.
Lady stuck with an abandoned baby hooks up with a man with a stolen necklace.

Melinda Pryce, A Love to Treasure.
Lady betrothed to a boring vicar uses her love for the sea to help a lord find a sunken treasure.

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

Jean Reece, The Devil's Dare.
Lady suspects her brother's rakish idol of being a traitor when she learns the Scottish Regalia is missing and is thought to be in her house.

Rebecca Robbins, An Unusual Inheritance.
Lady learns that her late father was a pirate who left one half of a treasure map to her and the other to a lord who was his cohort.

Jeanne Savery, A Timeless Love.
Lady who goes back in time to recover a work of art finds herself in the cabin of a lord's ship.

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

Joan Smith, Aunt Sophie's Diamonds.
When an old harridan decrees that her fabulous diamonds are to be buried with her, her family will do anything to get them back.

Joan Smith, Aurora.
Man claiming to be a baron's heir appears after an 11-year exile.

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.

Joan Smith, Damsel in Distress.
Lord accuses a lady of stealing his daughter's necklace.

Joan Smith, Gather Ye Rosebuds.
Lady artist discovers a necklace among her uncle's belongs and is caught by a suspicious lord when she tries to return it to its rightful owner.

Joan Smith, Midnight Masquerade.
While playing sleuth when a duchess's diamond necklace disappears during a party at his home, a lord discovers that his unwanted and reluctant fiancee has suddenly become interesting.

Joan Smith, Murder Will Speak.
Four friends search for missing pearls and find murder and romance.

Joan Smith, Reluctant Bride.
Lady content with being a spinster is involved in a carriage accident with a man whom she hates at first sight, though she accepts his offer to help her locate her stolen diamonds.

Joan Smith, The Virgin and the Unicorn.
Lord steals the Bayeux Tapestry from under Napoleon's nose.

Joan Smith, Wiles of a Stranger.
Lady takes a position as a governess at a house full of intrigue in order to prove her father innocent of stealing jewels and finds herself falling for a mysterious man whom she should suspect.

Wynne Smith, The Rushmoreland Rubies.
Lady seeking the Rushmoreland rubies disguises herself as a housemaid in the home of a man who inherited after the mysterious deaths of two heirs.

Mira Stables, The Swynden Necklace.
A lady whose unexpected interitance allows her a Season in Bath is attracted to an apparently unsuitable man who may be only interested in the fabulous Swynden necklace.

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.

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

Sylvia Thorpe, The Varleigh Medallion.
When her little brother inherits an estate, a lady is grateful for the help of a neighbor who is seeking an heirloom.

Linda Walker, Thief of Love.
Lady returns a jeweled stickpin she stole to the lord who owned it but is then accused of another theft.

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.

Jessie Watson, The Cat's Bracelet.
Lady's companion agrees to take a widow's place for the Season and search for a diamond bracelet, but the widow's childhood friend knows her for a fraud.

Margaret Westhaven, Spanish Coin.
Lady weds a stranger then suspects him when a valuable heirloom necklace disappears.

Winifred Witton, Lady Elmira's Emerald.
Lady borrows a necklace belonging to a viscount's family but loses it when she is kissed in a gazebo.

Winifred Witton, The Denville Diamond.
Lady disguised as her cousin to help that lady elope meets a man disguised as his brother in order to retrieve his family's diamond.
 
 
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