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Bedfordshire
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Map of Great Britain in the Regency era
Map of Great Britain in the Regency era

The county system in Great Britain was revised in 1974. Several smaller counties were absorbed into larger ones while new counties were created. This map shows the pre-1974 county boundaries in England. For more info, including lists of towns by county, visit the Genuki genealogy page.

Brighton
Bristol
Buckinghamshire
Cambridgeshire
Cheshire
Cornwall
The Cotswolds
Derbyshire
Devon
Dorset
East Anglia
Essex
Gloucestershire
Hampshire
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Huntingdonshire
Isle of Man
Kent
Lake District
Lancashire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
Middlesex
Norfolk
Northamptonshire
Northumberland
Nottinghamshire
Oxfordshire
Shropshire
Somerset
Staffordshire
Suffolk
Surrey
Sussex
Warwickshire
Wiltshire
Worcestershire
Yorkshire
Scotland
& the Scots
Wales
& the Welsh
On the Road
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See also Foreign Locales & Characters


Bath


Jane Ashford, The Three Graces.
Three sisters--a governess, a schoolmistress & a companion--find love.
Setting: Hampshire, Bath & London

Anne Ashley, Betrayed and Betrothed.
A lady breaks off her engagement when she finds her fiance in a compromising position and then meets him again six years later in Bath.
Setting: Bath

Anne Ashley, Lady Jane's Physician.
Lady meets a physician with little patience for social etiquette.
Setting: Hampshire & Bath

Rebecca Ashley, An Awkward Arrangement.
Lord claims that the furniture an Irish lass bought was stolen from him.
Setting: Bath & Chiltern Hills

Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey.
Fan of Gothic novels expects horrors and romance on her visit to Northanger Abbey.
Setting: Bath & Gloucestershire

Jane Austen, Persuasion.
Lady who allowed herself to be persuaded to break off an 'unsuitable attachment' meets the man she jilted eight years later.
Setting: Somerset, Bath & Lyme Regis

Mary Balogh, Dancing with Clara.
Paralyzed woman pays a gentleman's debts in exchange for the intimacy of marriage.
Setting: Bath, Kent & London

Mary Balogh, Secrets of the Heart.
Duke shuns his wife when he discovers she isn't a virgin on their wedding night.
Setting: Bath

Anne Barbour, Kate and the Soldier.
Lady is eager to welcome a major back from the wars but he has become a stranger.
Setting: Between Bath & Bristol

Donna Bell, A Tangled Web.
A lady puts off her tiresome mama's inquiries about her prospects by pretending an attachment to a widower.
Setting: Bath

Donna Bell, The Valentine's Day Ball.
Lady meets a rake returned from abroad at a Valentine's Ball.
Setting: Bath

Janice Bennett, A Lady's Champion.
Art mistress at a haunted Academy for Girls accepts a gentleman's aid.
Setting: Outside Bath

Sheila Bishop, Honora Clare.
Lady uses the houses she inherits in Bath to open a boarding school and is attracted to the father of one of her students.
Setting: Bath

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.
Setting: Bath

Mary Brendan, The Silver Squire.
An on-the-shelf lady whose indebted father wants to marry her to a roue flees to Bath and encounters a man who's determined to rescue her.
Setting: Bath

Caroline Brooks, The Runaway Princess.
Lady helps a childhood friend out of a scrape with Princess Caroline.
Setting: Bath area

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

Marion Chesney, Belinda Goes to Bath.
Matchmaker sets up a banished heiress with an austere lord who rescues their foundered coach.
Setting: On the road to Bath

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

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.
Setting: Bath

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.
Setting: Bath and Somerset countryside

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 scheme with the help of the rake and the unwilling groom.
Setting: Bath & France

Caroline Courtney, The Fortunes of Love.
Lady is unimpressed with a handsome, rich duke because a gypsy once told her she'd marry a man whose name starts with M.
Setting: Bath

Marian Devon, A Question of Class.
Lady falls for a major who is really an actor posing as a lookalike gentleman on a bet.
Setting: Bath & London

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

Dorothea Donley, "Makeshift Mama," in For Mother with Love.
A lady pretends to be her sister's mother so she can chaperone her in Bath.
Setting: Bath

Carola Dunn, The Fortune-Hunters.
Two fortune hunters in Bath pretending to be rich fall for each other.
Setting: Bath

Gail Eastwood, A Perilous Journey.
Lady fleeing an unwanted marriage is helped by mysterious stranger.
Setting: On the road to from Taunton in Somerset to Scotland, with a stop in Bath

Rachelle Edwards, Bath Revels.
When his nephew falls in love, a rake goes to Bath disguised as a doctor to ascertain the position of the lady's "wicked stepmother" on the matter.
Setting: Bath

Rachelle Edwards, Runaway Bride.
A lady fleeing an arranged marriage and a violent stepfather is relieved to be rescued by a colonel until she learns he has ties to her stepfather.
Setting: Bath

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

Jo Ann Ferguson, The Greatest Possible Mischief.
While in Bath to prepare to launch her daughter into society, a widow becomes involved in a dangerous web of betrayal when the man she loves is accused of murder.
Setting: Bath

Jo Ann Ferguson, His Lady Midnight.
A lady who rescues those who have been unjustly imprisoned runs from trouble into a gentleman's carriage.
Setting: London and near Bath

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

Jacqueline Fleury, The Cinderella Bride.
A lady who hopes to restore her family's standing by making a brilliant match has three suitors.
Setting: Bath

Mona Gedney, A Dangerous Affair.
Two orphaned sisters find themselves caught up in intrigue at their guardian's home.

Mary Ann Gibbs, A Young Lady of Fashion.
Lady who refuses the proposal of a younger son has a change of heart when he becomes the heir.
Setting: Outside Bath

Vanessa Gray, The Orphan's Disguise.
An orphan lady on her way to stay with a distant relation has an accident and is taken in by a family who want her to trick the gentleman who controls their finances into a betrothal.
Setting: Countryside & Bath

Vanessa Gray, The Unruly Bride.
Engaged couple who decided they didn't suit meet two years later when the gentleman is courting another lady.
Setting: Bath & London

Barbara Hazard, The Dreadful Duke.
Lady who was the victim of rape refuses to wed.
Setting: East of Bath, Devon

Sandra Heath, Lady Sabrina's Secret.
Lady's attempts to clear her brother's name are blocked by a duke.
Setting: Bath

Emily Hendrickson, The Dashing Miss Fairchild.
Bath tabbies' tongues wag at a spinster with a baby who keeps company with a rake.
Setting: Bath

Candice Hern, A Change of Heart.
Wealthy spinster is wooed by an indebted marquess.
Setting: London & Bath

Candice Hern, A Proper Companion.
Dowager who dislikes her son's fiancee tries to set him up with her companion.
Setting: Bath

Georgette Heyer, Bath Tangle.
Lady finds herself the ward of a man she once jilted.
Setting: Bath

Georgette Heyer, Black Sheep.
Lady chaperoning her rich, beautiful niece confronts a man whom she mistakes for a fortune hunter.
Setting: Bath

Georgette Heyer, Friday's Child.
Viscount marries his childhood friend to get his mother off his back.
Setting: Kent, London & Bath

Georgette Heyer, A Lady of Quality.
Spinster takes in the ward of "the rudest man in London."
Setting: Bath

Victoria Hinshaw, The Eligible Miss Elliott.
A lady who is wary of fortune hunters and a retired naval captain join forces to reunite their aunts who were best friends until gossip drove them apart.
Setting: Bath

Samantha Holder, Scandal in Bath.
Lady mystery writer discovers the body of a governess who was employed by a handsome lord and was rumored to have been his mistress.
Setting: Bath

April Kihlstrom, Miss Tibbles' Folly.
The Westcott ladies' governess is surprised to find herself being courted by a gentleman who served with her late fiance.
Setting: Bath

April Kihlstrom, The Wary Spinster.
Daughter of a brutal man is determined to protect her niece from a dangerous suitor and is helped by gentleman with a dangerous reputation of his own.
Setting: Bath

Emma Lange, The False Fiancee.
Duke hires a lady he thinks is an actress to be his fiancee in order to uncover a plot against his life.
Setting: Bath & London

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.
Setting: Outside Bath

Alice Chetwynd Ley, A Conformable Wife.
A dashing gentleman seeking a conformable wife proposes to a spinster in Bath.
Setting: Bath

Laura Matthews, Holiday in Bath.
Lady is reluctant to marry a stuffy gentleman whom she's known since childhood, but a trip to Bath opens her eyes.
Setting: Bath

Laura Matthews, A Rival Heir.
A lady takes very seriously her deathbed promise to her dying grandfather that she will care for her cantankerous old aunt for the rest of her life, but she begins to regret her vow when she encounters a wonderful man who may hold the key to the secrets of the past.
Setting: Bath

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.
Setting: Near Bath

Emily Maxwell, Queen of Hearts.
Lord investigates a lady who wins money from his sister at cards.
Setting: Bath

Barbara Metzger, A Worthy Wife.
When a lady's fiance turns out to be already married, his brother-in-law marries her to save her from ruin.
Setting: Bath

*Jude Morgan, An Accomplished Woman.
A spinster is happy at home with her father in the country,writing literary criticism and trading verbal jabs with their cynical bachelor neighbor, Lewis Durrant, whose hand she rejected nine years ago, until entering the social whirl in Bath with her young charge.

*Jude Morgan, Indiscretion.
Impoverished young woman becomes the recipient of secret confidences which could cause trouble if the secrets were to be known to her employer and is puzzled by her benefactor's witty son.

Dawn Aldridge Poore, Bath Bramble.
Artist 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.
Setting: Bath

Dawn Aldridge Poore, A Perilous Attraction.
Lady stuck with an abandoned baby hooks up with a man with a stolen necklace.
Setting: On the road to Bath

Elizabeth Powell, A Reckless Bargain.
A scholarly widow helps a dowager duchess out of a spot trouble with the aid of the duchess's charming nephew.
Setting: Bath & Gloucestershire near Stow-on-the-Wold

Jeanne Savery, A Lady's Deception.
Lady poses as a man to escort her sister to Bath and find her a husband, but a friend of her late twin brother sees through her disguise.
Setting: Bath

Amanda Scott, The Bath Quadrille.
Lady taunts her wayward husband by setting up her own flirt.
Setting: Bath

Amanda Scott, Bath Charade.
Lady who loves novels despairs when her elegant guardian thwarts her romantic schemes.
Setting: Bath

Amanda Scott, The Bath Eccentric's Son.
Fleeing to Bath to escape the cousin who inherited her family estate, a lady ends up in the arms of a libertine.
Setting: Bath

Margaret SeBastian, Lord Orlando's Protegee.
Lord rescues an actress from gaol only to be embarrassed when his name is linked with hers.
Setting: Bath & London

Lillian Shelley, The Belle of Bath.
Lady grieving for her late fiance goes to live with her godmother in Bath and meets an arrogant lord.
Setting: Bath

Joan Smith, Bath Scandal.
Lord sends his hoyden sister to Bath to live with a widow whom he recalls as being well behaved.
Setting: Bath

Joan Smith, Romantic Rebel.
Lady whose father wills everything to her cousin whom he intends her to marry writes an attack on male arrogance, leading a critic to believe her liberalism extends to sexual matters.
Setting: Bath

Joan Smith, Tea and Scandal.
When a rich man dies after he weds his housekeeper, the widow's niece & a lord investigate.
Setting: Bath & the Cotswolds

Joan Smith, Wife Errant.
When her mother starts flirting with beaux to put her husband in his place, a lady tries to stop her by inventing an affair of her own with a known rake.
Setting: Bath

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.
Setting: Bath

Marcy Stewart, Lady Scandal.
Glassmaker asks a widow who writes a scandalous gossip column to help him recover his family's glass formula.
Setting: Bath

Penelope Stratton, The Devil's Bride.
Lady imprisoned by her guardian is rescued by a lord whose cousin tries to kill her.
Setting: Bath

Claire Thornton, Gifford's Lady.
A lady tries to help a man who is plagued by nightmares.
Setting: Bath

Patricia Veryan, Some Brief Folly.
Lady's page turns out to be the lost son of a man accused of killing his wife & son.
Setting: Estate 10 miles outside Bath

Margaret Westhaven, The Willful Wife.
A lady is anxious when her diplomat husband abandons her in Bath shortly after their wedding.
Setting: Bath
 
 

Bedfordshire


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.
Setting: Bedfordshire

Jean Ewing, Valor's Reward.
Scholarly lady is mistaken for a highwayman and is shot while she tries to stop a coachman's abusive treatment of his horses.
Setting: Northumberland and near Bedford

Lynn Kerstan, Francesca's Rake.
Rake has to convince the lady he swore he wouldn't marry to spite his father that he loves her.
Setting: Bedfordshire

Valerie King, Captivated Hearts.
Lady who is contemptuous of a lord's claim that he can win her heart is no match for Cupid's wife Psyche.
Setting: Bedfordshire
 
 

Berkshire


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.
Setting: Berkshire

Mary Brendan, A Kind and Decent Man.
An impoverished widow offers a marriage of convenience to the gentleman who once abandoned her, but he offers her a carte blanche instead.
Setting: Berkshire, Hertfordshire & London

Marilyn Clay, Felicity's Folly.
Lady opens a boarding house and is troubled by ghostly occurrences.
Setting: Berkshire

Marian Devon, Lady Harriet Takes Charge.
Lady who broke off her engagement when she caught her fiance kissing another at their betrothal party is still attracted to him eight years later.
Setting: Berkshire

Jennie Gallant, Friends and Lovers.
Lady fights for custody of her sister's children with their uncle.
Setting: By the Kennet River outside Reading

Sandra Heath, Marigold's Marriages.
Impoverished widow at the mercy of her husband's greedy relatives accepts a proposal from a lord who believes in an ancient curse.
Setting: Isle of Anglesey off the coast of Wales, Windsor, London, Wiltshire

Victoria Hinshaw, The Fontainebleau Fan.
A lord who suspects a lady of swindling him with a reproduction of an antique fan nevertheless allows his grandmother to hire her to paint a mural in his conservatory.
Setting: Berkshire

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

Shirley Kennedy, The Rebellious Twin.
Lady falls in love with a neighboring lord but her jealous identical twin sister schemes to win him for herself.

Valerie King, A Country Flirtation.
A dangerous stretch of road brings first a young man then his guardian into the care of a spinster with four younger sisters.
Setting: Berkshire

Valerie King, Cupid's Touch.
Lady tries to convince her sister's suitor he's chosen the wrong bride.
Setting: London & Berkshire

Valerie King, My Lady Valiant.
A lady is determined to seek revenge on the rogue who broke her cousin's heart, but loses her own heart instead.
Setting: Berkshire

Mary Kingsley, An Intriguing Affair.
When a lord who must marry for money offers for a vapid chit, his friend wishes she hadn't turned down the joking proposal he once made to her.
Setting: Berkshire & London

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.
Setting: Berkshire

Barbara Metzger, Lady Sparrow.
A young widow discovers that her late husband had twelve illegitimate children and decides to track down the orphans, including her own son whom she thought dead at birth.
Setting: Berkshire & London

Barbara Metzger, A Loyal Companion.
Lady and dog go to London and meet a man scorned for a scandalous deed.
Setting: Berkshire & London
 
 

Brighton


Located in Sussex
 

Janice Bennett, "A Shocking Faux Paw," in Summer Kittens.
Widow encounters her first love in Brighton.
Setting: Brighton

Susan Carroll, Brighton Road.
Lady offers advice to a lord whose marriage proposal she heard rejected.
Setting: Brighton

Catherine Huntington Chadwick, Midsummer Night's Kiss.
A lady in Brighton for Midsummer's Eve resists the attentions of a lord who is secretly investigating her father.
Setting: Brighton

Marion Chesney, Beatrice Goes to Brighton.
Matchmaker discovers that a lady who snubs her is a frightened widow fleeing a second mercenary match arranged by her parents.
Setting: On the road to Brighton

Deborah Chester, A Love So Wild.
A lord who releases a lady from jail and grooms her to be his wife turns out to be the brother of the villian who had her imprisoned.
Setting: Brighton & London

Rachelle Edwards, A Hasty Marriage.
Lord stumbles into the bedchamber of a lady who loves him and proposes a marriage in name only.
Setting: Brighton & London

Elisabeth Fairchild, Lord Ramsay's Return.
Lord who returned from India to find his family's finances in shambles is mistaken for a bath house attendant and massages a lady who is tense because her cousin's husband wants to seduce her.
Setting: Brighton

Jennie Gallant, Thick as Thieves.
Gentleman uses a lady as bait to catch a jewel thief.
Setting: Brighton

Georginia Grey, The Belle of Brighton.

Sandra Heath, Lady Jane's Ribbons.
A lady enters a coach race to Brighton to prove herself to the lord who wronged her and deemed her frail.
Setting: On the road to Brighton

Sandra Heath, Mistletoe Mischief.
Gentleman who cannot abide women who work as companions changes his mind when he meets his cousin's companion.
Setting: Brighton

Julia Jeffries, The Clergyman's Daughter.
Parson's daughter elopes with a dashing aristocrat, enraging his older brother; but when her husband dies the brother still wants to control her.
Setting: Brighton

Valerie King, A Brighton Flirtation.
A lady and gentleman uncover a plot to assassinate the Prince Regent.
Setting: Brighton

Valerie King, My Lady Vixen.
Lady joins a plot to ruin a lord only to fall in love with him.
Setting: Brighton

Mary Kingsley, A Summer Folly.
Widow returns from Jamaica to face her husband's cousin whom she once loved.
Setting: Brighton

Martha Kirkland, Three for Brighton.
Three ladies cheated out of an inheritance go to Brighton to find a rich husband for the most beautiful lady while the other two pose as her elderly companion and kid sister.
Setting: Brighton

Emma Lange, Brighton Intrigue.
Inexperienced lady fears a worldly lord is merely using her in a game of intrigue.
Setting: Brighton

Alice Chetwynd Ley, A Season at Brighton.
Lady runs away to Brighton rather than meet the stuffy viscount her parents want her to marry only to find herself rescued by him.
Setting: Brighton

Alice Chetwynd Ley, The Sentimental Spy.
Lady staying at an inn in Sussex is puzzled when a past love pretends not to recognize her.

Elizabeth Lyle, Claire.
A beautiful French aristocrat makes a new life for herself in Brighton.
Setting: Brighton

Maggie MacKeever, Cupid's Dart.
When a chance encounter between a lord and lady leads to an unexpected kiss, they both try to deny their mutual attraction until scandal brings them back together once again, forever.
Setting: Brighton

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

Petra Nash, Brighton Masquerade.
A lady pursued by fortune hunters switches places with her cousin and finds a gentleman interested in her for herself, but their deception soon leads to danger.
Setting: Brighton

Patricia Oliver, An Inconvenient Wife.
Lord forced to marry a lady vows to keep her shut away at one of his minor estates.
Setting: Brighton & Dorset

Patricia Oliver, Scandalous Secrets.
Divorced lady returning to England after many years helps a little girl with a handsome yet irritating father.
Setting: Brighton

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

Dawn Aldridge Poore, The Secret Scroll.
A scroll in Roxanne's library is thought to be the key to a treasure.
Setting: Brighton area and London

Dawn Aldridge Poore, The Cairo Cats.
Roxanne and Lymond hunt the thieves of cat statues and find treasure.
Setting: Brighton area and London

Deborah Simmons, "The Notorious Duke" in The Love Match.
A gentleman who is bored by Brighton accepts a wager to try to charm a seemingly impervious lady.
Setting: Brighton

Joan Smith, Kissing Cousins.
Lady is forced to turn to her stuffy cousin to help her brother get out of debt.
Setting: London, Brighton & Tunbridge Wells

Joan Smith, Royal Revels.
Lady is incensed when her fiance's detective work for the Prince Regent involves charming one of Prinny's jilted mistresses.
Setting: Brighton

Sheri Cobb South, Brighton Honeymoon.
Newlyweds find their honeymoon cottage filled with people, including a disapproving dowager, a lady claiming to be Mr. Brundy's sister, and a skeptical dandy determined to expose her as an impostor.
Setting: Brighton
 
 

Bristol


Mary Balogh, A Christmas Bride.
Widow takes a Cit to her bed but tries to spurn his proposals when she finds she is pregnant.
Setting: London & near Bristol

Teresa DesJardien, The Bartered Bridegroom.
Gentleman is forced to take another man's troublesome fiancee off his hands.
Setting: On the banks of the River Severn near Bristol & in London

Teresa DesJardien, The Misfit Marquess.
Lady fleeing from a false lover is rescued by a lord and, fearing discovery, pretends to be a bit daft.
Setting: On the banks of the River Severn near Bristol

Teresa DesJardien, The Reluctant Smuggler.
A widow who needs funds and a father for her young son encounters a lord who needs a woman for his money-making scheme.
Setting: On the banks of the River Severn near Bristol

Mona Gedney, A Dangerous Arrangement.
Lady thinks one lord is dangerous while another is poisoning his family.
Setting: Clifton near Bristol

Eileen Jackson, The Secret Bluestocking.
Lady tries to hide her intelligence in order to find a husband.
Setting: Outside Bristol & in London
 
 

Buckinghamshire


Rebecca Ashley, An Awkward Arrangement.
Lord claims that the furniture an Irish lass bought was stolen from him.
Setting: Bath & Chiltern Hills

June Calvin, A Lord for Olivia.
A lady who hasn't trusted a man since a past love broke her heart finds a gentleman's frank, charming demeanor to be a most refreshing surprise.
Setting: Buckinghamshire

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

Carola Dunn, Crossed Quills.
Gentleman who wrote gothic romances seeks the help of an anonymous political writer for his maiden speech to Parliament.
Setting: Buckinghamshire & London

Carola Dunn, Ginnie Come Lately.
Lord is determined to dislike his new step-siblings but finds himself drawn to the eldest lady.
Setting: Buckinghamshire

Carola Dunn, The Improper Governess.
Lord asks a lady disguised as an actress to be first his mistress, then a governess, then his wife.
Setting: London, Buckinghamshire & Gloucestershire

Barbara Hazard, Beth.
Lady is stranded by a snowstorm at an inn with a duke from whom a sensitive government report is stolen.
Setting: Buckinghamshire & London

Barbara Hazard, Lady Lochinvar.
An innocent lady is determined to capture the attention of the jaded lord she loves.
Setting: Buckinghamshire & London

Alice Chetwynd Ley, The Toast of the Town.
Much-admired lady determines to attract the attention of the one man who ignores her.
Setting: Buckinghamshire & London

Isobel Linton, The Counterfeit Heiress.
Lady with a background in trade who is engaged to baronet is invited to an exclusive house party and a develops tendre for the man who defends her against those who look down on her.
Setting: Buckinghamshire
 
 

Cambridgeshire


Catherine Blair, A Scholarly Gentleman.
A widow moves to Cambridge and meets the professor she once rejected in favor of his dashing cousin.
Setting: Cambridge

Carola Dunn, The Babe and the Baron.
Baron whose mother died in childbirth takes in his cousin's pregnant widow and is nervous about her health.
Setting: Cambridgeshire & Shropshire

Gail Eastwood, An Unlikely Hero.
Fiery twin tries to set up her gentle, epileptic sister with a quiet, scholarly gentleman.
Setting: Cambridge & Gloucestershire

Emily Hendrickson, A Perfect Performance.
Lord offers to finance the production of a lady's play.
Setting: Cambridge

Georgette Heyer, Sprig Muslin.
Baronet takes charge of a runaway lady on the eve of his proposal to another.
Setting: On the road through Cambridgeshire

Elizabeth Inman, The Rake's Quarry.
Man seeking revenge on a lady shows up at her wedding and claims his medieval ancestors' right to prima nocta.
Setting: London, Cambridgeshire & Devonshire
 
 

Cheshire


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

Nancy Butler, The Bartered Heart.
Penniless rogue sets out to court an heiress but meets a beautiful waif along the way.
Setting: Cheshire

Fiona Hill, The Country Gentleman.
Independent society lady who loses her money must retire to her farm and accepts marriage as a business arrangement with her bumbling neighbor.
Setting: Cheshire

Emma Lange, The Scottish Rebel.
Scottish lady must find an English husband but refuses to be tamed.
Setting: Scotland & Cheshire

Elizabeth Mansfield, Miscalculations.
An indebted gambler's mother allows him control of his finances, but only if he will heed the advice of her female business manager.
Setting: Cheshire

Eileen Putman, A Passionate Performance.
Lord asks an impoverished lady to pose as his mistress to find his father's killer.
Setting: London and Cheshire
 
 

Cornwall


Audrey Blanshard, Granborough's Filly.
Lady shipwrecked off Cornwall must depend on the help of a gambler to avoid death at the hands of wreckers.
Setting: Cornwall

Sara Blayne, Duel of the Heart.
Lady who nursed a duke after Talavera turns out to be his cousin's widow, but she has amnesia and doesn't remember their time together.
Setting: Cornwall

Evelyn Bond, The Heart's Intrigue.
Cornish lady intended as a duke's bride finds a wounded man who may be a spy.
Setting: Cornwall & London

Gayle Buck, Willowswood Match.
American lady burned by love moves to her English cousin's estate.
Setting: Cornwall (briefly) & Devon

Marion Chesney, Milady in Love.
Viscount falls for his French ward.
Setting: Cornwall

Cathleen Clare, An Elusive Groom.
Lord is exasperated by a lady who blatantly pursues him.
Setting: London & Cornwall

Charlotte Louise Dolan, The Counterfeit Gentleman.
Heiress is saved from assassins by the "bastard" son of an earl.
Setting: Cornwall & London

Charlotte Louise Dolan, The Unofficial Suitor.
Lady's brother tries to sell her in marriage to the highest bidder.
Setting: Falmouth in Cornwall & London

Carola Dunn, Smuggler's Summer.
Lady longing for adventure is thrilled to accept an invitation from a friend who's been sent away from the man she loves to a castle on the coast where they encounter smugglers.
Setting: Cornwall

Jean Ewing, Virtue's Reward.
Captain promises he'll wed a dying comrade's fiancee.

Violet Hamilton, A Secret Affair.
Lady whose fiance elopes with another flees to Cornwall where she meets an arrogant lord and becomes involved in the investigation of a spy ring.
Setting: Cornwall

Barbara Hazard, Wild Roses.
Lady asks two of her suitors to deal with a Regency stalker who threatens to reveal a terrible secret.
Setting: London, Oxfordshire & Cornwall

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, Portrait of Errin.
Uncle's gaming forces a lady to leave her fiance and accept a marriage of convenience with a distant relation in Cornwall.
Setting: Cornwall

Valerie King, Bewitching Hearts.
When a lord demands a kiss in exchange for a lady's using his ancient castle to help a star-crossed spirit, she agrees not knowing he has wagered he can seduce her.
Setting: Cornwall

Allison Lane, The Earl's Revenge.
Earl finds that the lady who left him at the altar eight years ago is now a mature, independent woman.
Setting: Cornwall

Stephanie Laurens, Fair Juno,
Rake rescues a damsel in distress then searches for her when she disappears.
Setting: Cornwall, on the road to London & in London

Dawn Lindsey, A Proper Proposal.
Lady concerned with miners' rights is compromised by a lord who owns a mine.
Setting: Cornwall

Amanda McCabe, A Loving Spirit.
A lady visits a haunted castle belonging to a bookish lord, but the couple needs a little spiritual guidance.
Setting: Cornwall

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

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

Patricia Oliver, The Lady in Gray.
Lord with a tragic past asks a lady scorned by society to paint his portrait.
Setting: Cornwall

Patricia Veryan, A Shadow's Bliss.
East India Company captain loses his memory and is cared for by a lady after villains sink his ship.
Setting: Cornwall

Sheila Walsh, Madalena.
Lady disguised as boy meets a duke on a secret mission.
Setting: Cornwall

Gail Whitiker, An Offer to Love.
Widow who is the target of fortune hunters retires to Cornwall, where she mistakes an earl on a neighboring estate for a steward.
Setting: Cornwall

Claudette Williams, Naughty Lady Ness.
Lady whose scrapes get her sent off to a remote estate discovers the identity of the Devil of Montlaine, a mysterious rider rumored to practice witchcraft and murder young women.
Setting: Cornwall
 
 

Cotswolds


Includes parts of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire & Worcestershire
 

Julie Caille, A Valentine's Day Fancy.
Lady's cousin tries to match her with the man whom the lady holds responsible for a broken engagement.
Setting: The Cotswolds in Gloucestershire

Marion Chesney, The Loves of Lord Granton.
Lord visiting a lady expecting proposal from him slips out to meet a vicar's daughter.
Setting: The Cotswolds

Caroline Courtney, The Masquerading Heart.
Spirited lady accepts her aunts' invitation for a London Season in the place of her gentle twin who loves a local man.
Setting: Cotswolds & London

Rebecca Danton, Amythest Love.
Man marries the lady he promised to take care of but turns out to be a rake and a gambler.
Setting: Kent, the Cotswolds, & London

Rebecca Danton, Fire Opals.
To avoid a scandal a high-spirited lady is forced to marry a man who is said to keep his mistress in the same house.
Setting: London & Cotswolds

Elisabeth Fairchild, Breach of Promise.
Beekeeper in Chipping Camden leases her old home to a mysterious stranger.
Setting: Chipping Camden in the Cotswolds

Sandra Heath, Breaking the Rules.
Sinister events begin to occur after the arrival of a lady's reluctant fiance.
Setting: The Cotswolds

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

Carla Kelly, Miss Chartley's Guided Tour.
Lady who had to become a school teacher after being left at the altar meets the finace who jilted her and becomes involved in intrigue.
Setting: On the road from Plymouth to the Cotswolds

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.
Setting: Cotswolds & Somerset

Valerie King, A Rogue's Masquerade.
Lady determined to save her village from ruin sets out to marry a wealthy viscount but is drawn to a handsome devil she meets in the woods.
Setting: The Cotswolds

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

Mary Jo Putney, The Diabolical Baron.
Baron who decides he must marry randomly chooses a shy musical lady, but his plan goes awry when he discovers that the girl's aunt is the lady he loved long ago.
Setting: London & the Cotswolds

Lindsay Randall, Miss Marcie's Mischief.
Lady fleeing school is nearly run down by a marquis escaping scheming misses by driving a mail coach.
Setting: The Cotswolds

Jeanne Savery, A Lady's Lesson.
Lord's son switches places with a beautiful widow's son.
Setting: The Cotswolds

Joan Smith, Tea and Scandal.
When a rich man dies after he weds his housekeeper, the widow's niece & a lord investigate.
Setting: Bath & the Cotswolds

Jessie Watson,  The Country Mouse.
Lady moves to the Cotswolds to care for her collection of stray animals and rescues a marquess from a curricle accident.
Setting: The Cotswolds
 
 

Derbyshire


Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
Setting: Hertfordshire & Derbyshire

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

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

Emily Hendrickson, The Dangerous Baron Leigh.
Lady assumed to be in mourning for her fiance is in truth haunted by a long-ago affair.
Setting: Derbyshire

Brenda Hiatt, A Christmas Bride.
A new bride's diplomat-husband is charged with treason because of her attempts at espionage.
Setting: Derbyshire, Yorkshire & London

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

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

Martha Kirkland, An Uncommon Courtship.
When a gentleman whom a lady blames for several embarrassing incidents returns home to raise money for his political career, she is determined to ignore him but must accept his help when her brother is kidnapped.
Setting: Derbyshire

Elizabeth Mansfield, Matched Pairs.
Lord tries to save a lady's engagement to another against her wishes.
Setting: Derbyshire

Elizabeth Mansfield, A Grand Deception.
When a bluestocking runs away to become a schoolteacher, a lookalike stray is enlisted to take her place at the house party of the viscount who admires her.
Setting: London, near Manchester, Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire, and East Riding.

Elizabeth Mansfield, A Regency Charade.
Immature young man joins the army to escape the bride he thinks is cheating on him and does not return until six years later.
Setting: London & Derbyshire

Dixie Lee McKeone, The Winter Picnic.
Four-year-old duke schemes to get his guardian to marry a neighbor lady.
Setting: Derbyshire

Melinda McRae, The Unrepentant Rake.
Lady is stranded in a blizzard at the home of a rake when a series of pranks turn dangerous.
Setting: Outside Derby

Debbie Raleigh, A Convenient Marriage.
A plump, shy lady is thrilled when a lord asks for her hand, but after they are married she learns he needed her fortune.
Setting: Derbyshire

Lindsay Randall, Lady Lissa's Liaison.
Lady plagued by fortune hunters invents a liaison with an earl of frightful reputation.
Setting: Derbyshire
 
 

Devon


Barbara Allister, An Amiable Arrangement.
Lady whose first fiance jilted her because of her injuries agrees through an exchange of letters to marry a man whose wife apparently died in mysterious circumstances.
Setting: Devon coast

Rebecca Ashley, Lady Fair.
A widow tries to maintain her husband's estate, but inquiries by a mysterious gentleman cause her to question how well she knew her spouse.
Setting: Near Plymouth in Devon

Mollie Ashton, Debt of Honor.
A lady whose family wants her to marry a rich old marquis convinces them to allow her to become a governess for a year and falls in love with her charge's father.
Setting: Devon

Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility.
Practical sister learns love and romantic sister learns sense.
Setting: Devon

Sheila Bishop, Fair Game.
Lady spending the summer with relatives in Devon finds that her cousin has been led astray by a rogue.
Setting: Devon

Sheila Bishop, Lucasta.
Plump, freckled lady who harbors a secret love for an eligible neighbor enlivens her dull life by keeping a journal about her best friend's romantic and ultimately tragic life.
Setting: Devon

Gayle Buck, Willowswood Match.
American lady burned by love moves to her English cousin's estate.
Setting: Cornwall (briefly) & Devon

Nancy Butler, The Discarded Duke.
A destitute widow agrees to sell her late husband's bloodstock to a duke hoping to lure him into marriage, but the duke's bailiff could throw a wrench into her plans.
Setting: Devon

Nancy Butler, The Prodigal Hero.
A former sailor regains his honor by rescuing the daughter of his former employer, but he never imagined he'd also rescue her heart.
Setting: On the road from London to Exeter in Devon

Julia Byrne, An Independent Lady.
A lord heads to Devon to oust his grandmother's new companion, whom he assumes to be a schemer.
Setting: Devon

Marion Chesney, Emily Goes to Exeter.
Housekeeper receives a bequest and decides to travel: En route to Exeter she matchmakes for a girl dressed as a boy to avoid her betrothed, who happens to be on same coach.
Setting: On the road to Exeter

Wilma Counts, My Lady Governess.
Lady fleeing an arranged marriage to an unsavory man disguises herself as a governess in the home of an eligible lord.
Setting: Devon

Charlotte Louise Dolan, Three Lords for Lady Anne.
Governess is attracted to her employer.
Setting: Devon

Jean Ewing, Scandal's Reward.
Lady's companion first meets a gentleman by falling under his horse, then meets him again when he's brandishing a pistol in an attempt to clear his name and claim his legacy.
Setting: Devon

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

Ellen Fitzgerald, A Streak of Luck.
Lady is thrilled when a lord asks for her hand but soon learns he was forced to after losing a card game to her father.
Setting: London, Devon, on the road to Northumberland

Mona Gedney, A Lady of Quality.
Lady believes a devilish lord to be a smuggler and a spy.
Setting: Overlooking the Bristol Channel & in London

Paula Tanner Girard, Charade of Hearts.
Lady pretends to be a famous hostess and arranges a party for an impoverished lord seeking a rich bride.
Setting: Devon

Sandra Heath, A Commercial Enterprise.
Lady turns the mansion she inherited into a hotel and finds her plans thwarted by a debauched cousin, a jealous rival, and a dashing gentleman.
Setting: Devon (briefly) & London

Emily Hendrickson, Lord Ware's Widow.
Lord who is determined to seduce a widow whose husband's death is the subject of gossip follows her from a country house party to Sidmouth.
Setting: Devon

Kate Huntington, Town Bronze.
An officer released from captivity as a prisoner of war in France is not pleased to discover he is expected to marry his grandfather's ward, and the feeling is mutual until the pair head to London and acquire some Town bronze.
Setting: Devonshire (briefly) & London

Elizabeth Inman, The Rake's Quarry.
Man seeking revenge on a lady shows up at her wedding and claims his medieval ancestors' right to prima nocta.
Setting: London, Cambridgeshire & Devon

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

Carla Kelly, Miss Chartley's Guided Tour.
Lady who had to become a school teacher after being left at the altar meets the finace who jilted her and becomes involved in intrigue.
Setting: On the road from Plymouth to the Cotswolds

Valerie King, My Lord Highwayman.
A lady en route to her new post as governess is kissed by a highwayman and can't help but compare that dashing rogue to the arrogant, disreputable lord she meets at her employer's home.
Setting: Devon

Martha Kirkland, The Honorable Thief.
Honorable lady ends up stealing from a stranger then spending the night at an inn posing as his wife.
Setting: Devon

Janis Laden, Moonlight Veil.
Lady agrees to marry the betrothed of her sister, who loves another.
Setting: Devon

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

Allison Lane, Lord Avery's Legacy.
Lord who thinks all women are schemers accuses the sister of his ward's beloved of being a fortune hunter.
Setting: Devon

Allison Lane, The Notorious Widow.
Earl agrees to investigate the rumors swirling around a friend's widowed sister, not realizing she is the same woman he insulted only the day before.
Setting: Devon

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.
Setting: Devon

Elizabeth Mansfield, A Christmas Kiss.
Earl falls in love with the lady his son brings home for Christmas.
Setting: Devon

Barbara Metzger, An Enchanted Affair.
Lady who talks to faeries offers a fortune to a lord in exchange for his forest.
Setting: Devon

Nadine Miller, The Barbarian Earl.
Earl offers his bastard son an inheritance if he marries a lady, but an arranged marriage is an affront to the lady's romantic sensibilities.
Setting: Exmoor in Devon

Nadine Miller, A Touch of Magic.
War veteran guilt-ridden over an accident that killed a farmer seeks out the man's widow and finds she is rumored to be the granddaughter of a witch.
Setting: Exmoor in Devon

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.
Setting: Devon

Irene Northan, Love's Parole.
Lady's penniless family agrees to billet an American prisoner of war for a small fee.
Setting: Dartmouth in Devon

Irene Northan, The Marriage Brokers.
Gentleman agrees to use his connections to find a husband for a childhood friend who must marry to cover her brother's debts.
Setting: Devon

Sheila Rabe, Miss Plympton's Peril.
Gothic romance reader fears a family is holding her captive for her dowry.
Setting: Devon

Debbie Raleigh, A Bride for Lord Challmond.
A gentleman returns from a trip to Italy and receives a dressing down from an old childhood friend about his estate manager's abuses and neglect.
Setting: Devon

Patricia Rice, Mad Maria's Daughter.
Lady abducted by a highwayman refuses to fear him.
Setting: Devon

Meg-Lynn Roberts, An Alluring Lady.
Runaway assists a wounded British agent who defended her virtue.
Setting: On the road from Devon to London

Joan Smith, Delsie.
A schoolteacher is convinced to marry a dying man and uncovers strange occurrences at her new home.
Setting: Devon

Rebecca Ward, Lady in Silver.
Lady whose uncle forced her to masquerade as an ancestral ghost to earn money meets a skeptical tourist.
Setting: Devon

Sarah Westleigh, A Most Exceptional Quest.
Widow helps a man who lost his memory in the Peninsular War regain his identity.
Setting: Devon
 
 

Dorset


Rebecca Ashley, Intrepid Encounter.
A lady travels to Dorset to comfort her widowed niece and encounters her niece's arrogant brother-in-law.
Setting: Dorset

Jane Austen, Persuasion.
Lady who allowed herself to be persuaded to break off an 'unsuitable attachment' meets the man she jilted eight years later.
Setting: Somerset, Bath & Lyme Regis in Dorset

Mary Balogh, Daring Masquerade.
Widow is tempted by a dashing highwayman and an infuriating lord.
Setting: Dorset

Blanche Chenier, Lucinda.
When a lady who must pay her brother's gambling debts attracts the interest of her neighbor, a jealous woman starts a rumor that she's illegitimate.
Setting: Dorset

Marion Chesney, A Governess of Distinction.
Governess is disappointed by her employer's failure to live up to her fantasy.
Setting: Dorset

Carola Dunn, The Lady and the Rake.
Rakish gamester and a lady whose mother ran off with an actor stand to inherit a fortune if they can live together chastely for 6 months; but a ghost and their scheming relations are determined to throw them together.
Setting: Dorset

Violet Hamilton, Return Engagement.
Man woos the lady to whom he was engaged six years before.
Setting: London & Dorset

Barbara Hazard, The Calico Countess.
Lady saves her sister from an arrogant man but is herself forced into a marriage in name only with him.
Setting: Dorset & London

Sandra Heath, False Steps.
Sent to Weymouth by the Queen of England, a lord finds his boredom cast by the wayside when he encounters an enigmatic beauty who steals his heart.
Setting: Weymouth in Dorset

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.
Setting: Venice & Dorset near Lyme Regis

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

Martha Kirkland, The Gallant Gambler.
Lady who despises gamblers tries to prevent her sister from being coerced into marriage with an heir, while the heir's brother, a gambler, also hopes to prevent the match.
Setting: Dorset

Jennifer Malin, Lord St. Leger's Find.
A lord excavating a Roman villa suspects that a lady claiming to be an archeologist is really a fortune hunter.
Setting: Dorset

Elizabeth Mansfield, The Counterfeit Husband.
Countess asks a merchant seaman to play her husband.
Setting: Dorset & London

Elizabeth Mansfield, Mother's Choice.
Lady falls in love with the man her daughter hoped to marry.
Setting: Dorset

Patricia Oliver, An Inconvenient Wife.
Lord forced to marry a lady vows to keep her shut away at one of his minor estates.
Setting: Brighton & Dorset

Mary Jo Putney, The Rake and the Reformer.
Heiress who found refuge from heartbreak by becoming the steward of a remote estate finds her position in peril upon the arrival of the dissolute new owner.
Setting: Dorset

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

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

Margaret SeBastian, The Honorable Miss Clarendon.
Governess falls in love with a gentleman's servant--or is he?
Setting: Dorset

Sheila Simonson, A Cousinly Connexion.
Wounded veteran takes on unexpected resposibilities as the new Lord Meriden and is helped by a practical lady.
Setting: Dorset

Patricia Veryan, Love's Duet.
Lord undercover in a nefarious organization shuns his family & the woman he loves to protect them.
Setting: Dorset

Patricia Veryan, The Riddle of Alabaster Royal.
Captain returns from the war to claim his decrepit estate but finds it inhabited by a lady searching for her father's killer.
Setting: Dorset

Rebecca Ward, Enchanted Rendezvous.
Lady thinks a foppish lord is the exact opposite of her heroic midnight rescuer.
Setting: Dorset

Rebecca Ward, A Monstrous Secret.
Lord suspects a lady's aunt of selling submarine plans to the French.
Setting: Dorset

Margaret Westhaven, Country Dance.
Lady with a scandal in her past dares not hope for the love of the mysterious man who buys the neighboring estate.
Setting: Dorset
 
 

East Anglia


Area in eastern England including Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex & Cambridgeshire

Janet Edmonds, Nabob's Daughter.
Viscount blames a lady's brother for for leading his brother into a search for smugglers.
Setting: East Anglia

Martha Kirkland, The Noble Nephew.
When her brother is named as an heir and mysterious accidents begin to happen, a lady suspects the barrister who stands next to inherit.
Setting: East Anglia
 
 

Essex


Sheila Bishop, A Speaking Likeness.
Widow adopts an illegitimate boy and meets a man who may be his father.
Setting: London, Essex, & the Midlands

Elizabeth Chater, Miss Cayley's Unicorn.
A lady trying to avoid marrige to a slaver and a lord trying to avoid his mother's matchmaking agree to a marriage of convenience.
Setting: Essex & London

Lynn Collum, "Cakes, Kisses, and Confusion," in Sweet Temptations.
A lord sets a trap for a lady he mistakes for a schemer but she soon proves him wrong with her culinary magic and her sweet temper.
Setting: Essex

Vanessa Gray, The Innocent Deceiver.
Lady sent to the country in disgrace after an indiscretion with a masked stranger is courted by war hero and his seductively handsome brother.
Setting: Essex

Barbara Hazard, Lady at Risk.
Unexpected inheritance causes lady to be surrounded by suitors.
Setting: London & Essex

Elizabeth Hewitt, A Sporting Proposition.
Widow who succumbs to one night of passion with a friend of her late husband's is shocked when she wakes to find he's left money by her bedside.
Setting: Essex, Newmarket & London

Ann Hulme, A Scandalous Bargain.
Lady is shocked to discover that the man she loves has offered her in marriage to a fellow officer in exchange for payment of his debts.
Setting: Near Oxford, in Essex & in Brussels

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.
Setting: London & Essex

Jo Manning, The Reluctant Guardian.
Man determined to avoid the parson's mousetrap finds himself saddled with two young ladies.
Setting: Colchester in Essex

Mary Nichols, The Honourable Earl.
An earl who feels responsible for a lady whose family has fallen on hard times because of him tries to rescue her from an arranged marriage but suspects she may be involved in smuggling activities in the Essex marshes.
Setting: Essex

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.
Setting: Essex

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.
Setting: Essex
 
 

Gloucestershire


Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey.
Fan of Gothic novels expects horrors and romance on her visit to Northanger Abbey.
Setting: Bath & Gloucestershire

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

Julie Caille, A Valentine's Day Fancy.
Lady's cousin tries to match her with the man whom the lady holds responsible for a broken engagement.
Setting: The Cotswolds in Gloucestershire

Clare Darcy, Gwendolen.
Lady who broke off an engagement to a naval captain is attracted to the lord both her sisters sought to marry for his money.
Setting: Cheltenham & Gloucestershire countryside

Carola Dunn, The Improper Governess.
Lord asks a lady disguised as an actress to be first his mistress, then a governess, then his wife.
Setting: London, Buckinghamshire & Gloucestershire

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

Gail Eastwood, An Unlikely Hero.
Fiery twin tries to set up her gentle, epileptic sister with a quiet, scholarly gentleman.
Setting: Cambridge & Gloucestershire

Dorothy Mack, A Temporary Betrothal.
Captain proposes a fake betrothal to the cousin of the married lady he loves.
Setting: Gloucestershire

Elizabeth Mansfield, Her Heart's Captain.
Lady doubts her love for a naval captain when her midshipman brother tells her he's cruel to his men.
Setting: Portsmouth & Gloucestershire

Joan Overfield, Learned Lady.
Lady scientist who needs help presenting her theories teams up with a man seeking his brother's killer.
Setting: Bibury in Glouchestershire & London

Elizabeth Powell, A Reckless Bargain.
A scholarly widow helps a dowager duchess out of a spot trouble with the aid of the duchess's charming nephew.
Setting: Bath & Gloucestershire near Stow-on-the-Wold

Barbara Reeves, The Much Maligned Lord.
Lady spurns the attentions of a lord, believing rumors that he's a rake.
Setting: Gloucestershire

Joan Smith, Sweet and Twenty.
Parliamentary candidates and advisors stir up a small town and ladies' hearts.
Setting: Across the Severn River from Chepstow

Patricia Veryan, Give All to Love.
Man falls for the girl he's raised from childhood and is challenged by an evil man.
Setting: Gloucestershire

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

Margaret Westhaven, A Cheltenham Comedy.
Lady who flees to Cheltenham takes a role in an amateur theatrical and encounters a gentleman who is evasive about his background.
Setting: Gloucestershire
 
 

Hampshire


Includes Portsmouth
 

Jane Ashford, The Three Graces.
Three sisters--a governess, a schoolmistress & a companion--find love.
Setting: Hampshire, Bath & London

Anne Ashley, Lady Jane's Physician.
Lady meets a physician with little patience for social etiquette.
Setting: Hampshire & Bath

Mary Balogh, The Plumed Bonnet.
Duke mistakes vicar's daughter for a Cyprian because of her fancy bonnet.
Setting: On the road to Hampshire & in London

Mary Balogh, A Promise of Spring.
Man marries an unwed mother but their love is threatened by the child's father.
Setting: Hampshire

Anne Barbour, Miss Prestwick's Crusade.
A lady trying to prove that her nephew is the rightful Earl of Camberwell must go up against the current earl.
Setting: Hampshire

Kathleen Beck, The Spirited Miss Caroline.
Lady pretends to be a ghost to scare away unwanted houseguests including her estate's new heir and a gentleman who once jilted her.
Setting: Hampshire

Nancy Butler, Lord Monteith's Gift.
Lady who disguises herself as a boy so she can work to support her family goes to the rescue of an abducted earl who saved her brother's life.
Setting: London & Camden Town & near Southampton in Hampshire

Marion Chesney, Penelope Goes to Portsmouth.
Matchmaker tries to match a practical lady with a dashing gentleman and to save a footman falsely accused of theft from being hanged.
Setting: On the road to Portsmouth

Cathleen Clare, Lord Montjoy'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.
Setting: Portsmouth & English countryside

Caroline Courtney, The Courier of Love.
Duke finds a lady bathing unclothed in his trout stream.
Setting: Winchester in Hampshire

Marian Devon, Miss Armstead Wears Black Gloves.
Lady trying to avoid an unwanted marriage pretends to be engaged to a naval hero presumed lost at sea--but then he returns.
Setting: Hampshire & London

Marian Devon, Miss Kendal Sets Her Cap.
Lady refuses a proposal from a lord who stole a kiss, causing interest and speculation from the ton.
Setting: Hampshire & London

Marian Devon, Miss Romney Flies too High.
Man wills his fortune to whichever of his nephews marries his illegitimate actress daughter.
Setting: Portsmouth & Hampshire countryside

Carola Dunn, A Susceptible Gentleman.
Lord's childhood friend helps him out of a mess with three mistresses.
Setting: Hampshire

Jennie Gallant, Lady Hathaway's House Party.
Duchess arrives at a house party escorted by a young admirer only to find her estranged husband is also a guest.
Setting: Hampshire

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, Regency Buck.
Lady discovers she is the ward of the rake who accosted her at an inn.
Setting: Grantham in Lincolnshire, London, Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, Hampshire, Brighton

Valerie King, The Willful Widow.
Serious widow intent on marrying off her sisters and managing her mama has no time for a gentleman's romantic foolishness.
Setting: Hampshire

Stephanie Laurens, Tangled Reins,
A notorious lord is attracted to a spinster who plans to remain unmarried.
Setting: Hampshire & London

Isobel Linton, An Impromptu Charade.
A marquess and an earl's daughter mistake each other for a tutor and a governess.
Setting: Hampshire

Elizabeth Mansfield, Her Heart's Captain.
Lady doubts her love for a naval captain when her midshipman brother tells her he's cruel to his men.
Setting: Portsmouth & Gloucestershire

Laura Matthews, A Very Proper Widow.
Widow left in charge of an estate and two small children resists the efforts of her husband's friend to manage her affairs.
Setting: Near Basingstoke in Hampshire

Lois Menzel, In the Shadow of Arabella.
Lady marries an earl to free herself and her sister from their stepfather, but the shadow of her new husband's late wife hangs over their marriage.
Setting: London & Hampshire

Roseleen Milne, Borrowed Plumes.
Lady who is determined to despise the earl coming to seize her family estate meets a stranger who is the man of her dreams.
Setting: Hampshire

Gwyneth Moore, Love's Lady Lost.
Man stranded at "widow's" house in a snowstorm discovers her secret past.
Setting: Between Guildford and Portsmouth.

Kate Moore, Sweet Bargain.
When he finds a lady fishing in his trout stream, a gentleman demands a kiss for every fish she and her brothers have stolen from him.
Setting: Hampshre

Barbara Neil, Mask of White Satin.
Lady artist gives her heart to a man in a white satin mask thinking she knows his identity.
Setting: Hampshire

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

Mary Linn Roby, Fortune's Smile.
Lord always seems to be on hand when a lady and her family members find themselves in embarrassing situations.
Setting: London & Southampton

Martha Schroeder, Lady Meg's Gamble.
To save her family estate a lady marries a wealthy man who ran away to sea to escape his past and now yearns for a home.
Setting: Hampshire

Barbara Sherrod, Daughter of the Dreadfuls.
Gentleman bored with insipid beauties is attracted to an accident-prone lady from an eccentric family.
Setting: Southampton & London

Joan Smith, A Country Wooing.
When the man she loves dies leaving a mountain of debts she begins to realize his selfishness and see the goodness in his younger brother.
Setting: Hampshire

Joan Smith, Never Let Me Go.
Modern-day American writer who rents an English cottage to research the life of a Regency rake said to have killed his fiancee meets his ghost and the current lord who closely resembles him.
Setting: Hampshire

Joan Smith, Old Lover's Ghost.
Lady whose father travels the country banishing ghosts meets a skeptical earl whose mother is distressed by strange occurrences.
Setting: Hampshire

Joan Smith, Rose Trelawney.
Lady with amnesia is taken into a gentleman's home, and when she begins to fall in love with him she wonders if there is anything in her past that would prevent a match between them.
Setting: Hampshire

Joan Smith, A Tall, Dark Stranger.
Lady is drawn to a mysterious stranger who appears in her village just as a murder occurs.
Setting: Hampshire

Joan Smith, Valerie.
Lady trying to discover why her aunt is nearly bankrupt suspects an overbearing man claiming to be a lord's secretary.
Setting: Hampshire

Patricia Veryan, Had We Never Loved.
Viscount falls in love with a gypsy who rescues him from thugs.
Setting: Hampshire

Patricia Veryan, Love Alters Not.
Lady carrying a crucial Jacobite cypher switches identities with a woman claiming her son is a baronet's heir.
Setting: Hampshire

Sheila Walsh, The Perfect Bride.
Lady betrothed to a sickly duke falls for his cousin.
Setting: Wiltshire & Hampshire near Winchester
 

Herefordshire


Emily Hendrickson, Drusilla's Downfall.
A lady's companion becomes involved in scandal, intrigue and passion when she meets her employer's son.
Setting: Herefordshire

Emma Lange, The Unwavering Miss Winslow.
A lady becomes a companion in the home of an earl who thinks she has designs on his brother.
Setting: Herefordshire
 
 

Hertfordshire


Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
Setting: Hertfordshire & Derbyshire

Anne Barbour, A Dedicated Scoundrel.
Man fleeing false treason charges and murder attempts helps a damsel in distress and gets amnesia for his troubles.
Setting: Hertfordshire & London

*Susana Ellis, Treasuring Theresa.
She's a country lady. He's a London swell. They have nothing in common. Or have they?

Georgette Heyer, Charity Girl.
Man is obliged to help a "charity girl" but falls for his childhood friend.
Setting: Hertfordshire

Georgette Heyer, The Foundling.
Coddled duke pretends to be "Mr. Ware" & learns to stand up for himself.
Setting: Midlands, London, on the road, Baldock & Hitchin in Hertfordshire, & Bath

Georgette Heyer, Frederica.
Lady asks a distant connection to help her sister and brothers.
Setting: London & Watford in Hertfordshire

Anne Hillary, Compromised Love.
Lady flees an unwanted engagement with the help of a childhood friend, but when she is declared compromised it is her friend's disapproving older brother who must offer for her.
Setting: Hertfordshire

Karla Hocker, June Love.
Historian hired by a lord turns out to be a woman.
Setting: Near St. Albans

Valerie King, Reluctant Bride.
When her suitor treats her cousins rudely, a lady accepts his proposal with the intention of leading him a merry chase then jilting him publicly.
Setting: Hertfordshire

Lois Menzel, At Daggers Drawn.
Lady is incensed when the trustee of her late father's ruined estate arrives and begins issuing orders.
Setting: Hertfordshire

Eva Rutland, Matched Pair.
Gentleman plagued by matchmaking mamas and a lady who wants to save her family's racing stables enter into and engagement as a business arrangement.
Setting: Hertfordshire and London

Amanda Scott, Lord Abberley's Nemesis.
Lady needs the help of an earl to save her nephew but first she must save him from dissipation.
Setting: Hertfordshire

Margaret Westhaven, Miss Dalrymple's Virtue.
Lady agrees to become a lord's mistress if he publishes her book.
Setting: Hertfordshire
 
 

Huntingdonshire


Shirley Callander, The Reluctant Heir.
Lady schemes to free herself and her sisters from their new guardian's dictates.
Setting: Huntingdonshire

Marjorie DeBoer, The Unwelcome Suitor.
Lady is wooed by the lord whom she blames for her husband's death.
Setting: Huntingdonshire

Gail Eastwood, The Captain's Dilemma.
Lady hides a French prisoner of war on her family estate.
Setting: Huntingdonshire
 
 

Isle of Man


Nancy Butler, The Ramshackle Suitor.
Lady defies her domineering stepbrother by seeking her missing sister on the Isle of Man, where she finds an injured man.
Setting: Isle of Man
 
 

Kent


Includes Dover and Tunbridge Wells
 

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.
Setting: Kent & London

Rebecca Ashley, A Suitable Arrangement.
Man whom a widow rejected to marry a rake asks her to be his mistress.
Setting: Kent

Elizabeth Bailey, An Angel's Touch.
Lady's companion rescues two children and berates their father when he admonishes them.
Setting: Tunbridge Wells

Elizabeth Bailey, A Fragile Mask.
Setting: Tunbridge Wells

Mary Balogh, Dancing with Clara.
Paralyzed woman pays a gentleman's debts in exchange for the intimacy of marriage.
Setting: Bath, Kent & London

Anne Barbour, A Pressing Engagement.
Earl threatens a lady with prison unless she poses as his fiancee.
Setting: Kent

Marguerite Bell, A Rose for Danger.
Lady used to the attentions of gentleman is annoyed when two men who seem to be hiding something rebuff her.
Setting: Kent

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 wealthy lord who loves another.
Setting: Boston (briefly) & Kent near Hythe

Nancy Butler, The Rake's Retreat.
Lady encounters a rake in the company of a young girl who has witnessed a murder and agrees to act as the girl's chaperone.
Setting: Kent

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

Philippa Castle, The Reluctant Duke.
Lady loves the duke who is courting her elder sister.
Setting: Kent & London

Marion Chesney, Deborah Goes to Dover.
Matchmaker meets a lady disguised as a tomboy at a prize fight.
Setting: On the road to Dover

Alana Clayton, Heart's Deceit.
To save an earl from a plot against his life, a quiet lady must pretend to be her wild twin, who is the widow of the earl's younger brother.
Setting: Dover area

Alana Clayton, The Phantom Husband.
Lady charged with the care of her younger sister rushes into a hasty marriage with a man who disappears, but when she tracks him to his home she finds a stranger instead.
Setting: Kent

Rebecca Danton, Amythest Love.
Man marries the lady he promised to take care of but turns out to be a rake and a gambler.
Setting: Kent, the Cotswolds, & London

Georgina Devon, Scandals.
Marquis will do anything to stop his younger brother from marrying a widowed actress whose husband is rumored to be still alive.
Setting: Kent

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

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.
Setting: Kent

Jacqueline Diamond, The Forgetful Lady.
After a fall from horse, a lady can't remember why a gentleman dislikes her.
Setting: Near Lenham in Kent & in London

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, A Poor Relation.
Poor relation forced to act as a servant snags the earl on the neighboring estate.
Setting: Kent & Gloucestershire

Roberta Eckert, My Lady Adventuress.
Lady who accepts a man but then has second thoughts is drawn to his brother who thinks she's an adventuress.
Setting: Dover & on the road to Northumberland

Suzanne Enoch, Angel's Devil.
Lady who is impatient to be wed has her fiance ask his cousin to pretend to pursue her so her parents will hasten their plans, but the lady's plans go awry when she finds she's in love with the cousin.
Setting: Kent

Elisabeth Fairchild, Lord Endicott's Appetite.
Lady chef must find a way to tempt her employer who lost his appetite when his wife died.
Setting: Kent

Elisabeth Fairchild, Marriage a la Mode.
Lady involved in a scandalous divorce is courted by a Scottish lord.
Setting: Kent

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

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

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, Monday's Child.
Widow is tricked by her parents into returning home so they can control her money and marry her off again, but she prefers a neighboring farmer who thinks she's above his station.
Setting: Kent

Sandra Heath, Rakehell's Widow.
Widow warns sister away from the man she blames for her husband's death.
Setting: Kent & London

Georgette Heyer, Friday's Child.
Viscount marries his childhood friend to get his mother off his back.
Setting: Kent, London & Bath

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, The Unknown Ajax.
"Weaver's son" in line for a title pretends to be the oaf that his relatives expect.
Setting: Kent

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

Emma Jensen, Best Laid Schemes.
Prim earl carefully arranges a house party to choose a bride but his plans are ruined by a clumsy girl who has plagued him since childhood.
Setting: Kent

Carla Kelly, Libby's London Merchant.
Lady meets a man claiming to be a London merchant who has had an accident.
Setting: Kent

Valerie King, My Lady Mischief.
Lady smuggler intends to jilt the man she agreed to marry in order to pay her mother's debts.
Setting: Kent

Valerie King, A Poet's Touch.
Lord whose father died under mysterious circumstances courts the daughter of one of the men he believes responsible.
Setting: London & Kent

Valerie King, A Rogue's Wager.
When a lady's friends wager that she must charm the man who broke her heart out of his three most prized possessions or marry him, she sets out to win the bet, but the lord wagers he can win her heart.
Setting: Kent

Judith Lansdowne, Lord Nightingale's Love Song.
Lady leaves an unsuccessful Season for Kent and encounters a gruff marquess whose only friend is his horse.
Setting: Kent

Judith Lansdowne, Lord Nightingale's Triumph.
Lady is reunited with the man she loves only to realize he has stolen the parrot called Lord Nightingale.
Setting: Kent

Lillian Lincoln, A Change of Heart.
Lady who wants the man she is expected to marry to win her romantically throws other women in his path, only to find he is attracted to one of them and she herself has reawakened feelings for a recently returned former suitor.
Setting: London, Kent near Sandwich, and Suffolk (briefly)

Carolyn Madison, The Sinister Spinster.
A gentleman who is forced to spend time with an earl's obnoxious family in order to gain support for a diplomatic cause finds himself falling for the countess's companion.
Setting: Kent

Elizabeth Mansfield, A Brilliant Mismatch.
Lady who vows to wed the first man she sees must marry a mysterious vagrant.
Setting: Kent

Barbara Metzger, A Debt to Delia.
Rescued from behind enemy lines by a fellow soldier, a major is horrified to learn that his rescuer has been killed in process and offers to marry the dead man's sister, a lovely young woman desperate to care for herself and her dependents.
Setting: Kent

Barbara Metzger, The Painted Lady.
When the portrait he is painting speaks to him, a duke goes for help to a noted brain fever specialist and finds himself in the care of the doctor's daughter.
Setting: London & Kent

Barbara Metzger, The Primrose Path.
Nonpareil becomes a laughingstock when his cottage is left to his aunt's dogs in the care of her companion.
Setting: Kent

Kasey Michaels, The Dubious Miss Dalrymple.
An earl pretends to be dead and goes undercover in the home of the new heir in order to find out who tried to kill him.
Setting: Kent

Barbara Neil, Lucy's Scoundrel.
Lady agrees to thwart a scoundrel's scheme by presenting herself as the fiancee he has fabricated.
Setting: Canterbury

Joan Overfield, The Journals of Lady X.
Duke is asked by the government to track down the author of gossipy novels that contain elements of treason.
Setting: London and Folkstone in Kent

Nina Porter, A Matchmaker's Match.
Lady pretending to be bluestocking to avoid marriage attracts an educated man.
Setting: Kent

Debbie Raleigh, A Scandalous Marriage.
When a midnight rendezvous with the wrong man leads to a marriage of convenience, a headstrong lady and a notorious rake must cast aside their differences to overcome danger and find unexpected love.
Setting: Kent

Alicia Rasley, A Midsummer's Delight.
A lady home from her first Season falls for the artist next door.
Setting: Kent & Sussex

Amanda Scott, The Madcap Marchioness.
New wife wants to cut a dash in town, but her husband wants a quiet country life.
Setting: Kent

Donna Sinclair, Lady May's Folly.
A lady discovers a wounded man on her property and realizes he's the man who rescued her from kidnappers.
Setting: Kent

Joan Smith, Blossom Time.
Lord realizes he loves the neighbor he's known from childhood.
Setting: Kent

Joan Smith, Country Flirt.
Lord enjoys a casual flirtation on his visits home with a neighbor who loves him, but when his debauched uncle is intent on courting her he realizes how much he'd hate to lose her.
Setting: Kent

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.
Setting: Kent

Joan Smith, A Kiss in the Dark.
Heiress snoops around the estate of a man who refused to rent her a summer house.
Setting: Kent

Joan Smith, Kissing Cousins.
Lady is forced to turn to her stuffy cousin to help her brother get out of debt.
Setting: London, Brighton & Tunbridge Wells

Joan Smith, Memoirs of a Hoyden.
Lady promoting the memoirs of her Oriental travels finds adventure at home in England with spies and a dashing lord.
Setting: Kent

Joan Smith, The Notorious Lord Havergal.
Indebted gambler applies to his financial guardian for funds only to find his guardian is a woman.
Setting: Kent

Joan Smith, Petticoat Rebellion.
Art mistress visiting a lord's home thinks he's mixed up in a thieves' ring.
Setting: Kent

Joan Smith, Regency Masquerade.
Lady and gentleman trying to a catch thief suspect each other.
Setting: Kent

Joan Smith, Silken Secrets.
When a lady's uncle takes bolts of silk from a grounded French ship, a draper with aristocratic manners comes to investigate.
Setting: Kent

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

Joan Smith, The Waltzing Widow.
Lady flees fortune hunters by disguising herself as an impoverished widow only to be mistaken for a fortune hunter herself by the uncle of a boy who develops a crush on her.
Setting: Kent

Patricia Veryan, Time's Fool.
Captain returns from the war to find his family ruined and uncovers a group of traitors known as the Jewelled Men.
Setting: Kent

Bess Willingham, The Bedeviled Barrister.
House party brings together a widow who once lost everything in a gaming hall and the dashing barrister who was unable to help her because of his own gambling problem.
Setting: Kent

Rhonda Woodward, A Hint of Scandal.
A notorious duke who is wounded by a highwayman is cared for by a genteel lady.
Setting: Kent

Rhonda Woodward, A Spinster's Luck.
A duke who has never considered a lady below his station is attracted to his nephews' governess but she seems to have a grudge against him.
Setting: Kent
 
 

Lake District


Includes the counties of Cumberland & Westmoreland
 

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.
Setting: Edinburgh & the Lake District

Nancy Butler, Prospero's Daughter.
A gentleman hired to write a general's memoirs is attracted to a lady recovering from a carriage accident.
Setting: Windermere in the Lake District

Sarah Carlisle, Kit and Kitty.
A lady and gentleman who were betrothed before they ever met are dissatisfied with the arrangement, but they grow closer when they find themselves in danger.
Setting: London & Cumberland

Cleo Chadwick, A Lakeside Season.
Lady whose banker father wants her to marry someone who'll take his name and work for him meets a marquis in disguise in the Lake District.
Setting: Lake District

Dinah Dean, The Cockermouth Mail.
Governess becomes trapped at an inn with a war hero at Christmastime.
Setting: On the road in the Lake District

Teresa DesJardien, A Heart's Treasure.
Man with an eyepatch and scarred face feels unworthy of the lady who loves him.
Setting: On the road to Cumberland

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

Elisabeth Fairchild, A Fresh Perspective.
Lady artist despairs that her childhood love will never see her as woman.
Setting: Lake District

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

Elena Greene, The Incorrigible Lady Catherine.
Headstrong lady who is determined to marry a rake is banished by her father to the Lake District, where she falls in love with the most unlikely of suitors - a respectable country gentleman.
Setting: Lake District

Charlotte Grey, Fancy Free.
Orphan who regales her fellow schoolgirls with tales of daring by a fictitious guardian is surprised when he appears.
Setting: Outside Carlisle & in London

Lynn Kerstan, Celia's Grand Passion.
Lord whose wife played him false and claimed he was not her son's father is incensed when he discovers that a young widow willing be his lover is a virgin.
Setting: Lake District

Lynn Kerstan, Marry in Haste.
To avoid an unwanted marriage, a lady with a scarred face accepts the proposal of a man whom she mistook for a burglar and hit over the head with a frying pan.
Setting: Lake District

Valerie King, Love Match.
Lord tries to stop a matchmaking miss from inveigling his younger brother into an unsuitable alliance.
Setting: Lake District

Martha Kirkland, Mr. Montgomery's Quest.
A lady disguised as a man to take a job as a guide is intrigued by an enigmatic man who joins her walking tour through Cumbria and Yorkshire.
Setting: Lake District & Yorkshire

Laura Matthews, A Fine Gentleman.
Mother tries to match up her obstinate son with a visiting lady.
Setting: Lake District

Cissie Miller, Tish.
Lady whose family lost their fortune and were exiled to the Lake District meets an amorous earl when she falls out of a balloon, but she is more concerned with clearing her family's name.
Setting: Lake District

Andrea Pickens, The Major's Mistake.
Man who mistakenly believes his wife was unfaithful divorces her and goes to war for six years, but on his return he meets her and the son he never knew he had and wonders if he was too quick to judge her.
Setting: Lake District

Margaret Evans Porter, Road to Ruin.
Lady hiding from scandal meets a man falsely accused of murder.
Setting: On the road between St Albans and Carlisle via Staffordshire with a detour to Gretna Green.

Donna Sinclair, Lord St. Claire's Angel.
A devil-may-care gentleman is surprised to find himself falling in love with a plain yet intelligent governess.
Setting: Lake District

Joan Smith, Love's Way.
Lady who manages her poet brother's estate resists selling it to a developer with the help of a nabob.
Setting: Lake District

Lois Stewart, A Reluctant Heart.
Starstruck, sheltered lady elopes with a drunken gentleman who doesn't realize he is married and has an heir until seven years later.
Setting: Lake District
 
 

Lancashire


Includes Manchester
 

Rebecca Ashley, A Miss with a Purpose.
Lady demands that the lord with whom she shares ownership of a mill help improve working conditions.
Setting: Manchester

Lynn Kerstan, Lucy in Disguise.
Lady assisting a friend on the run from danger helps a wounded smuggler who sees through their disguises.
Setting: Lancashire

Anne MacNeill, A Mind of Her Own.
Lady who seems to have the perfect husband is still determined to live her own life.
Setting: London & Manchester

Elizabeth Mansfield, A Grand Deception.
When a bluestocking runs away to become a schoolteacher, a lookalike stray is enlisted to take her place at the house party of the viscount who admires her.
Setting: London, near Manchester, Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire, and East Riding.

Elizabeth Mansfield, The Grand Passion.
Lady seeks revenge on the lord whom she believes killed her fiance in a coaching accident.
Setting: Near Manchester

Margaret Summerville, The Improper Playwright.
Lady sends a romantic play to a lord who is a famous playwright.
Setting: Lancashire
 
 

Leicestershire


June Drummond, The Impostor.
Lord bets he can earn his living and becomes the tutor to the family of an admiral with a suspicious niece.
Setting: Leicestershire

Rachelle Edwards, Reckless Masquerade.
Lady gets amnesia in a carriage accident and is told she is a countess, but her husband behaves like a stranger.
Setting: Leicestershire

Anne Gracie, Gallant Waif.
An orphaned and destitute lady finds herself left at the hideway of a bitter man whose fiancee jilted him when he returned from the war scarred and wounded.
Setting: Leicestershire

Georgette Heyer, Cousin Kate.
Lady accepts an invitation from an aunt who wants to match her with her son.
Setting: Near Market Harborough in Leicestershire

Georgette Heyer, Regency Buck.
Lady discovers she is the ward of the rake who accosted her at an inn.
Setting: Grantham in Lincolnshire, London, Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, Hampshire, Brighton

Elisabeth Kidd, The Rival Earls.
Lady is forced to marry a man she hates.
Setting: South of the Welford Arm of the Grand Union Canal

Katherine Kingsley, King of Hearts.
Lady accepts an invitation to a lord's manor despite rumors of his rakish reputation.
Setting: Leicestershire

Edith Layton, Lord of Dishonor.
Lady whose mother is known for her amorous escapades tries to retain her virtue but finds herself tested when her mother throws her into the arms of a rake.
Setting: Leicestershire

Dorothy Mack, The Luckless Elopement.
Lady rescues an heiress from an elopement with a fortune hunter only to fall for him herself.
Setting: On the road and in Leicestershire

Lois Menzel, A Reckless Wager.
Lord loses a wager and must become betrothed to a lady of his godmother's choosing, but though he manages to extract himself from the engagement he can't forget the lady's younger sister.
Setting: London & Leicestershire

Miranda's Mistake. Signet, April 2003.
A widow is invited to a friend's country estate and is reunited with the man she once loved.
Setting: Leicestershire

Julia Parks, A Gift for a Rogue.
A professional matchmaker is hired by legendary scoundrel to tame his wicked ways and help him find a wife, but she loses her heart to the dashing rogue.
Setting: London & Leicestershire

Julia Parks, His Saving Grace.
A new vicar finds is determined to expose a lady who runs a progressive girls' school as a menace to English society, but his plan backfires when he falls in love with her.
Setting: Leicestershire

Amanda Scott, Mistress of the Hunt.
Widow shuns marriage but is jealous when her suitor pursues another.
Setting: Leicestershire

Elizabeth Neff Walker, A Curious Courting.
Gentleman tries to persuade an eccentric lady to sell him part of her land for a hunting lodge.
Setting: Leicestershire
 
 

Lincolnshire


Rebecca Ashley, Ruins and Romance.
A lady accepts a friend's invitation to a house party and discovers that the guests are not all they pretend to be.
Setting: Lincolnshire

Georgette Heyer, The Convenient Marriage.
Lady who offered herself to an earl in place of her sister doesn't realize she loves her husband until she finds herself deep in a dangerous intrigue with his enemy.
Setting: London & Lincolnshire

Georgette Heyer, The Quiet Gentleman.
Earl returns from Waterloo to find intrigue at his family home.
Setting: Lincolnshire

Georgette Heyer, Regency Buck.
Lady discovers she is the ward of the rake who accosted her at an inn.
Setting: Grantham in Lincolnshire, London, Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, Hampshire, Brighton

Melinda McRae, Lady Leprechaun.
Widow and a duke are thrown together chasing after runaway schoolboys.
Setting: Lincolnshire

Olivia Sumner, A Deceptive Bequest.
Lord mistakes a governess for her long-lost twin sister who is an opera dancer.
Setting: Lincolnshire
 
 

Middlesex


Nancy Butler, Lord Monteith's Gift.
Lady who disguises herself as a boy so she can work to support her family goes to the rescue of an abducted earl who saved her brother's life.
Setting: London & Camden Town & near Southampton in Hampshire

Teresa DesJardien, The Reluctant Lord.
Lord's American heir returns and meets an independent lady and a man who knows his "secret."
Setting: Outside London

Marian Devon, Lord Harlequin.
Lord falsely accused of a shooting is forced to disguise himself as a Harlequin.
Setting: Islington & London

Diane Farr, Fair Game.
Courtesan offers her gently reared daughter to a gentleman as payment of a debt.
Setting: London & near Islington Spa

Marjorie Farrell, Autumn Rose.
Lady tries to prevent her illegitimate daughter from marrying an earl and finds herself in league, and love, with the earl's guardian.
Setting: Hampstead

Ellen Fitzgerald, A Novel Alliance.
Novelist being divorced by her unreasonably jealous husband flees to a small village and finds love with a fellow writer.
Setting: London & Hampstead

Jeanne Savery, Cupid's Challenge.
Lady raised by an abusive aunt hides her beauty until she falls at a gentleman's feet.
Setting: Near Chelsea
 
 

Norfolk


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.
Setting: Norfolk

Susan Carroll, The Sugar Rose.
Plump lady asks a fastidious gentleman to help her become fashionable so her fiance will take notice of her, but her tutor is intrigued with her himself.
Setting: Norfolk & London

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.
Setting: Norfolk

Jo Ann Ferguson, His Unexpected Bride.
A lady tries to win the love of the man she was married to by proxy as the result of her father's scheming.
Setting: Norfolk & London

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.
Setting: London, Norfolk & Northamptonshire

Barbara Hazard, Caroline.
Lady who didn't take after two Seasons thinks a fussy, eligible lord is arrogant.
Setting: Hunstanton in Norfolk & London

Martha Kirkland, A Gentleman's Deception.
Actress is annoyed when a gentleman tries to hire her to pretend to be his godmother's long-lost daughter.
Setting: Norfolk
 
 

Northamptonshire


Jane Austen, Mansfield Park.
Poor relation sent to live with her well-to-do aunt and uncle finds her friendship with her cousin Edmund altered with the arrival of a dashing brother and sister.
Setting: Northamptonshire

Mary Balogh, Snow Angel.
Widow has a brief, passionate affair with a gentleman with whom she is snowbound, only to discover later that he is promised to her niece.
Setting: Northamptonshire

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

Susan Carroll, The Bishop's Daughter.
When Hellfire Harry returns from war to the village that thinks him dead, he sets out to reform his ways to win the hand of a bishop's daughter.
Setting: Northamptonshire

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.
Setting: London, Norfolk & Northamptonshire

Candice Hern, The Best Intentions.
Earl who lost his beloved wife determines to make a practical match for the sake of his children, but his plans go awry when he meets an unexpected houseguest.
Setting: Northamptonshire
 
 

Northumberland


Jane Ashford, Meddlesome Miranda.
A lady suspects her brother-in-law of keeping her sister captive and is equally suspicious of his friend.
Setting: Northumberland

Irene Loyd Black, A Touch of Merry.
Orphaned lady poses as a nursemaid to find her family.
Setting: Northumberland

Cathleen Clare, Midwinter's Bliss.
Lady and her companion forced by a snowstorm to stop at a rake's house unwittingly interrupt a wild bachelor party and force their host to behave with propriety.
Setting: Northumberland

Roberta Eckert, My Lady Adventuress.
Lady who accepts a man but then has second thoughts is drawn to his brother who thinks she's an adventuress.
Setting: Dover & on the road to Northumberland

Jean Ewing, Valor's Reward.
Scholarly lady is mistaken for a highwayman and is shot while she tries to stop a coachman's abusive treatment of his horses.
Setting: Northumberland and near Bedford

Ellen Fitzgerald, A Streak of Luck.
Lady is thrilled when a lord asks for her hand but soon learns he was forced to after losing a card game to her father.
Setting: London, Devonshire, on the road to Northumberland

Carla Kelly, Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand.
Lord woos the widow living in his dower house.
Setting: Northumberland

Carla Kelly, With This Ring.
Lady eclipsed by her sister agrees to a wounded soldier's proposal.
Setting: London & on the road to Northumberland

Martha Kirkland, The Artful Heir.
Lady who restores paintings to support her sick father helps a gentleman who hires her discover an art thief.
Setting: Northumberland

Judith Lansdowne, Balmorrow's Bride.
Lady agrees to marry a widower sight unseen to save her brother from financial ruin.
Setting: Northumberland & London
 
 

Nottinghamshire


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.
Setting: Nottinghamshire

Paula Marshall, Miss Jesmond's Heir.
A gentleman arrives to inspect the property he inherited from his great-aunt and finds a widowed lady dressed in men's clothes playing with two children.
Setting: Nottinghamshire

Paula Marshall, Dear Lady Disdain.
Heiress who has spurned numerous fortune hunters is stranded by the weather with a man who has returned from America to cut all his ties with England.
Setting: Nottinghamshire

Cilla Whitmore, Mansion for a Lady.
Lady architect designs a home for a viscount looking for a wife.
Setting: Nottinghamshire
 
 

Oxfordshire


Carola Dunn, Lavender Lady.
Lady raising her brothers and sisters nurses a gentleman after a curricle accident not realizing he's an earl.

Carola Dunn, My Lord Winter.
Lady whose carriage breaks down on "Lord Winter's" doorstep pretends to be a governess and is able to melt his heart.
Setting: Oxfordshire & London

*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.

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.

Barbara Hazard, Autumn Vows.
Lady vows not to let the man who married her to fulfill a promise to his mother know that she loves him.
Setting: Somerset, Oxfordshire, & London

Barbara Hazard, The Unsuitable Miss Martingale.
A lady's family sends her to London hoping she'll make a suitable match, but she feels out of place in Society.
Setting: Oxfordshire & London

Barbara Hazard, Wild Roses.
Lady asks two of her suitors to deal with a Regency stalker who threatens to reveal a terrible secret.
Setting: London, Oxfordshire & Cornwall

Emily Hendrickson, The Rake and the Redhead.
Lady tries to stop an arrogant lord from destroying a village to improve his view.
Setting: Oxfordshire

Ann Hulme, A Scandalous Bargain.
Lady is shocked to discover that the man she loves has offered her in marriage to a fellow officer in exchange for payment of his debts.
Setting: Near Oxford, in Essex & in Brussels

Carla Kelly, Miss Grimsley's Oxford Career.
Lady disguised as her brother to attend Oxford is found out by a handsome lord disguised as a humble scholar.
Setting: Oxford

Martha Kirkland, The Seductive Spy.
British spy who assumes another officer's identity must allay the suspicions of that man's childhood sweetheart.
Setting: Oxfordshire

Martha Kirkland, Miss Maitland's Letters.
Lady falls in love with her fiance through letters written from the Peninsula not realizing they were written by her disinterested fiance's best friend.
Setting: Oxfordshire & Warwickshire

Allison Lane, The Rake's Rainbow.
Vicar's daughter marries a rake who is in love with another man's wife.
Setting: Oxfordshire

Carol Proctor, The Drawing Master's Dilemma.
Lady is saved from marriage to a lecherous lord by a mysterious drawing master whom she finds wounded on the side of the road.
Setting: Oxfordshire

Jeanne Savery, A Lady's Proposal.
Wealthy lady who must wed for protection is turned down by indebted lord.
Setting: Near Chipping Norton

Donna Simpson, A Rake's Redemption.
A vicar's daughter takes care of an injured gentleman she finds by the road and learns he is a rogue.
Setting: Oxfordshire
 
 

Shropshire


Dorothea Donley, A Proper Match.
Lady who raised her younger brother, a duke, asks a neighbor's help when he falls in love with an unsuitable woman.
Setting: Shropshire

Carola Dunn, The Babe and the Baron.
Baron whose mother died in childbirth takes in his cousin's pregnant widow and is nervous about her health.
Setting: Cambridgeshire & Shropshire

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.
Setting: Shropshire

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

Valerie King, The Fanciful Heiress.
Novelist is stunned when the lord she's been studying as a model for her next villain mistakes her interest in him and prosposes.
Setting: Shropshire

Martha Kirkland, The Rake's Fiancee.
A lady who supports herself as a porcelain artist meets the man she once rejected after being told he was a rake.
Setting: Shropshire

Allison Lane, A Clandestine Courtship.
Man who returns to England to assume an earldom and find his older brother's killer is distrusted by the woman he once loved.
Setting: Shropshire

Margaret Summerville, Gentleman Jack.
Rake who has agreed to give up gambling is beaten and robbed and takes a job as a groom in the household employing the governess who rescued him.
Setting: Shropshire
 
 

Somerset


Sylvia Andrew, Eleanor.
A lady refuses to believe the accusations she hears about a gentleman ostracized by the ton.
Setting: London & Somerset

Jane Austen, Persuasion.
Lady who allowed herself to be persuaded to break off an 'unsuitable attachment' meets the man she jilted eight years later.
Setting: Somerset, Bath & Lyme Regis

Blair Bancroft, The Indifferent Earl.
When a mysterious benefactor leaves her a 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.
Setting: Somerset

Susan Carroll, Mistress Mischief.
Gentleman refuses to take an indebted widow as his mistress.
Setting: Somerset & London

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.
Setting: Bath and Somerset countryside

Nicola Cornick, The Larkswood Legacy.
A lady wonders whether a gentleman is pursuing her for the estate she inherited.
Setting: Taunton in Somerset

Nicola Cornick, True Colours.
The first person a lord encounters on his return to England is the last person he wants to see €” the woman who scandalized the ton by breaking off their engagement.
Setting: Somerset

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

Shannon Donnelly, Proper Conduct.
When her father's schemes threaten to ruin her family, a lady must put her trust in a gentleman who wants to be accepted by Society despite his gypsy blood.
Setting: Somerset

Shannon Donnelly, A Proper Mistress.
Hoping to protect his brother from a disinheritance, a man hires an unsuitable woman to pose as his intended bride in order to deliberately incur his father's wrath only to discover that she is not so unsuitable after all.
Setting: London & Somerset

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

Carola Dunn, The Captain's Inheritance.
Earl's daughter with a scar on her chest falls for an impoverished soldier who inherits money.
Setting: Somerset

Gail Eastwood, A Perilous Journey.
Lady fleeing an unwanted marriage is helped by mysterious stranger.
Setting: On the road to from Taunton in Somerset to Scotland, with a stop in Bath

Barbara Hazard, Autumn Vows.
Lady vows not to let the man who married her to fulfill a promise to his mother know that she loves him.
Setting: Somerset, Oxfordshire, & London

Georgette Heyer, The Corinthian.
Runaway heiress meets a Corinthian.
Setting: London and on the road to Somerset

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.
Setting: Cotswolds & Somerset

Valerie King, A Rogue's Embrace.
While on a two-week charity caravan, a lady is forced to team up with the dashing scoundrel who kissed her five years ago.
Setting: Somerset & on the road

Martha Kirkland, The Secret Nabob.
Lady trying to stop her sister from being forced to marry a nabob meets a "mysterious" stranger.
Setting: Somerset

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.
Setting: Somerset & London

Michelle Martin, The Butler Who Laughed.
Man agrees to pose as his friend's butler to retrieve an incriminating letter and is drawn to the lady whom his friend is supposed to marry.
Setting: Somerset

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.
Setting: Somerset

Elizabeth Neff Walker, 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.
Setting: Somerset

Elizabeth Neff Walker, The Nomad Harp.
Lady rejects her fiance when he inherits a viscountcy and seems intent on marrying her solely out of honor, but by the time they realize their true feelings for each other he has become entangled with another woman.
Setting: Somerset
 
 

Staffordshire


Margaret Evans Porter, Road to Ruin.
Lady hiding from scandal meets a man falsely accused of murder.
Setting: On the road between St Albans and Carlise via Staffordshire with a detour to Gretna Green.
 
 

Suffolk


Includes Newmarket
 

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.
Setting: Near Newmarket in Suffolk & in London

Nicola Cornick, Lady Polly.
Lady who jilted a man five years earlier on her parents' advice is uncertain about his renewed interest in her.
Setting: Suffolk

Wilma Counts, The Wagered Wife.
A gentleman forced to marry a lady he won in a card game enlists in the military and goes to the Peninsula for seven years, and on his return he discovers his wife has become the Toast of the Town.
Setting: Newmarket in Suffolk & London

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.
Setting: On the road from the Newmarket area & in London

Barbara Hazard, The Runaways.
Former loves unite to stop their children from making a marital mismatch.
Setting: London, Suffolk, & on the road to Gretna Green

Candice Hern, An Affair of Honor.
Lady mistakes a lord's proposal for a carte blanche.
Setting: Suffolk

Elizabeth Hewitt, A Sporting Proposition.
Widow who succumbs to one night of passion with a friend of her late husband's is shocked when she wakes to find he's left money by her bedside.
Setting: Essex, Newmarket & London

Jenna Jones, Saving Serenity.
Lord thinks his fiancee is part of a thievery ring; she thinks he's a cad.
Setting: Suffolk

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.
Setting: Newmarket in Suffolk

Stephanie Laurens, An Unwilling Conquest.
A gentleman at the Newmarket races encounters a widow and her stepdaughter who are making a tour of England's inns.
Setting: Newmarket in Suffolk

Lillian Lincoln, A Change of Heart.
Lady who wants the man she is expected to marry to win her romantically throws other women in his path, only to find he is attracted to one of them and she herself has reawakened feelings for a recently returned former suitor.
Setting: London, Kent near Sandwich, and Suffolk (briefly)

Elizabeth Mansfield, The Girl with the Persian Shawl.
A lady who always speaks her mind seems ill-suited to any bachelor until an admirer of her family's portrait strikes her fancy.
Setting: Suffolk

Elizabeth Mansfield, The Magnificent Masquerade.
Lady and her maid switch places on a visit to the lady's betrothed, while the fiance's brother sees through her disguise and is enchanted.
Setting: Suffolk

Barbara Metzger, My Lady Innkeeper.
Lady disguises herself as an innkeeper to uncover a spy ring.
Setting: Suffolk

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.
Setting: Sudsbury in Suffolk

Carol Quinto, The Duke Who Came to Visit.
Tall, awkward lady returns home to Newmarket after an unsuccessful Season and is content raising horses until a carriage accident brings a duke to her door.
Setting: Newmarket in Suffolk

Joan Smith, True Lady.
Lady who gives Latin lessons to young gentlemen is accused of being a lightskirt by a lord who thinks she's leading his nephew astray.
Setting: London & Newmarket
 
 

Surrey


Anne Barbour, A Man of Affairs.
Duke's adopted son commanded to find a wife for his father's heir chooses a spoiled beauty and falls in love with her spinster sister.
Setting: Surrey & London

Mary Brendan, Gentleman's Mistress.
Widow becomes governess to a rake's children.
Setting: Surrey & 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

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

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

Caroline Courtney, The Daring Heart.
Lady's bold behavior is condemned by her best friend's guardian.
Setting: Surrey & London

Juliana Davison, The Golden Locket.
Lady is torn between 2 lovers...
Setting: Surrey & London

Emily Hendrickson, Elizabeth's Rake.
Lady will not believe that a rake who pursues her is sincere.
Setting: Surrey

Shirley Kennedy, Three Wishes for Miss Winthrop.
When her employer discovers she is the sister of an advocate of prison reform, a governess is fired and then hired by a prestigious member of parliament.
Setting: London & Surrey

Mona Prevel, Educating Emily.
A marriage of convenience turns out to be much more.
Setting: Surrey

Joan Smith, Winter Wedding.
Lord who has pursued the lady he loves around the country is hampered in his courting by a spoiled beauty.
Setting: Surrey

Elizabeth Thornton, Bluestocking Bride.
Scholarly lady refuses to be baited by a scornful marquis.
Setting: Surrey

Patricia Veryan, The Tyrant.
Brother and sister hide a fugitive on the estate of an anti-Jacobite "tyrant" who must offer marriage to the lady when they're found alone together.
Setting: Surrey
 
 

Sussex


Includes the counties of East Sussex & West Sussex; see also Brighton
 

Mary Balogh, Christmas Beau.
Lord plans to seduce and drop the widow who jilted him years ago.
Setting: London & Sussex

Mary Balogh, The Double Wager.
Tomboy wagers she can snag a duke.
Setting: Sussex & London

Jessica Benson, Lord Stanhope's Proposal.
Earl is determined to rescue an independent-minded lady when his foppish cousin makes her the subject of a wager.
Setting: Sussex

Irene Loyd Black, The Duke's Easter Lady.
Lady thrown off her estate accepts an invitation to stay with her brother's friend.
Setting: Sussex near Brighton

Mary Blayney, His Heart's Delight.
A gentleman whose parents demand he choose a bride pretends to be engaged to a lady who is also trying to deceive her parents.
Setting: Sussex & London

Mary Blayney, His Last Lover.
A bitter man finds his life taking a suprisingly happy turn when the new family housekeeper turns out to be a captivating Frenchwoman whose charming disposition and love of life melt his icy heart.
Setting: West Sussex

Mary Brendan, Mr. Trelawney's Proposal.
After the death of the lord who gave a lady refuge in her time of need, his new heir mistakes her for a mistress and offers her a carte blanche.
Setting: Sussex near Brighton

Caroline Brooks, A Sea Change.
Lady novelist working on her latest romance in a cottage by the sea meets the man who jilted her years ago.
Setting: Sussex coast

Julia Byrne, Ravensdene's Bride.
A lord travels to Sussex to uncover a spy and encounters a lady whose family is among the suspects.
Setting: Sussex

Miranda Cameron, The Dissolute Duke.
Lady despises a duke for his shocking behavior and his cruelty to his siblings.
Setting: On the coast in Sussex

Susan Carroll, The Wooing of Miss Masters.
Duke has a ball to choose a wife and picks a lady who wants to remain unwed.
Setting: Sussex

Marion Chesney, The Ghost and Lady Alice.
Lady falls in love with a ghost.
Setting: Sussex Downs

Lynn Collum, Lady Miranda's Masquerade.
Lady fleeing an arranged marriage takes an assumed name and ends up at the home of an earl who thinks she's the harlot who fleeced his friend.
Setting: Near East Grinstead in West Sussex

Marian Devon, Miss Osborne Misbehaves.
Lady fleeing an engagement meets a gentleman just released from Newgate.
Setting: Sussex

Marian Devon, Sir Sham.
Lady matches her sister with a nabob and is intrigued by his mysterious friend.
Setting: Sussex

Rachelle Edwards, Brighton Beau.
Prince Regent commands a gentleman to buy a prize racehorse from a lady.
Setting: Sussex

Jo Ann Ferguson, Faire Game.
Lady Priscilla and Sir Neville investigate the murder of an actor at a Michaelmas Faire.
Setting: Sussex coast

Jo Ann Ferguson, A Rather Necessary End.
A vicar's widow discovers the dead body of a neighbor in the garden and calls upon an old friend for help.
Setting: Sussex coast

Vanessa Gray, The Reckless Orphan.
Lady whose late father gambled away his estate receives money for a Season from a mysterious benefactor.
Setting: South Downs & London

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.
Setting: Sussex

Georgette Heyer, The Black Moth.
Lady is kidnapped by a duke and rescued by a dashing highwayman.
Setting: Sussex

Georgette Heyer, Regency Buck.
Lady discovers she is the ward of the rake who accosted her at an inn.
Setting: Grantham in Lincolnshire, London, Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, Hampshire, Brighton

Georgette Heyer, The Reluctant Widow.
Governess who mistakenly arrives at the house of a debauched rake agrees to marry him on his deathbed to avert suspicion that his cousin's family murdered him for his estate.
Setting: Sussex

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.
Setting: Sussex

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.
Setting: Sussex

Jane Aiken Hodge, Runaway Bride.
Upon being told she is to wed a stranger, a lady flees home and unknowingly ends up as a companion to the grandmother of the man she was to marry.
Setting: Sussex

Valerie King, A Daring Courtship.
A Scotsman who buys a castle in Sussex finds that he is distrusted by the locals and seeks the help of a lady to bring her neighbors around.
Setting: Sussex

Mary Kingsley, The Reluctant Hero.
A lady with an aversion to marriage changes her mind when she's rescued by a gallant war hero.
Setting: Sussex

Martha Kirkland, An Inconvenient Heir.
When her best friend dies and leaves her baby boy in her care, a lady writes a letter to the baby's uncle, but he believes her to be a scheming con-artist who is after his family's fortune.
Setting: West Sussex including Chichester

Martha Kirkland, The Righteous Rogue.
Penniless lady finds a lord in disguise living in her brother's empty house.
Setting: London & Sussex

Leslie Lynn, A Soldier's Heart.
After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, a young bride's husband goes off to war and returns a stranger.
Setting: London & Sussex

Laura Matthews, Lord Clayborne's Fancy.
Lady whose husband thinks she was not a virgin on their wedding night tries to win his love.
Setting: Near Chichester in West Sussex

Barbara Metzger, Miss Lockharte's Letters.
Thinking she is dying, a lady writes a series of embarrassing letters, including one to the arrogant brother of a school friend.
Setting: Brighton & London

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

Kasey Michaels, The Anonymous Miss Addams.
While on a mission to prove himself a true gentleman to his father, a notorious rogue stumbles upon an unconscious young woman lying in the middle of the road.
Setting: Sussex

Lucy Muir, Sussex Summer.
Returning war hero meets a country miss but considers proposing to a glamorous lady.
Setting: Sussex

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

Petra Nash, Lady Harriet's Harvest.
Country lady who dreads her Season is thrilled when a gentleman learning farming on her father's estate accompanies her, until she learns he has been deceiving her about his identity.
Setting: Sussex

Joan Overfield, A Heart's Disguise.
Lady meets a lord working for the government who looks suspiciously like the wounded man she nursed to health a month before.
Setting: Rye in East Sussex

Joan Overfield, A Spirited Bluestocking.
Lord's efforts to capture smugglers are threatened when a bluestocking moves into the "haunted" mansion he's been using as a lookout.
Setting: London & Sussex

Dawn Aldridge Poore, Sweet Deceit.
Lady believes a wounded soldier is really a smuggler and a spy.
Setting: Sussex

Sheila Rabe, The Improper Miss Prym.
Lady who had a disastrous first Season is transformed into a Toast who toys with her suitors, but finds true love with a man who loved her as she was.
Setting: London & Lewes

Alicia Rasley, A Midsummer's Delight.
A lady home from her first Season falls for the artist next door.
Setting: Kent & Sussex

Jeanne Savery, Love for Lydia.
Lady pretends to be her half-siblings' governess when their handsome new guardian arrives.
Setting: Sussex

Jeanne Savery, Miss Seldon's Suitors.
Penniless and alone, a lady finds a savior in a noblewoman who transforms her into a beautiful lady of mystery, but when a wealth of suitors beg for her hand in marriage, she finds herself longing for a sensible and quiet barrister.
Setting: Sussex near Chichester

Jeanne Savery, Taming Lord Renwick.
Lord nearly blinded in India hires a lady to read to him and help write his memoirs.
Setting: Sussex

Melynda Beth Skinner, Lord Logic and the Wedding Wish.
A lady descended from gypsies is mistaken for a proper lord's mistress and enters a false engagement with him to preserve their reputations.
Setting: West Sussex

Joan Smith, An Affair of the Heart.
Jilted lord intends to wed a beauty to make the lady who jilted him jealous but falls instead for the beauty's sister who thinks he's fickle.
Setting: Sussex

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

Joan Smith, Cousin Cecilia.
Matchmaking lady confronts the rake who has led astray all the neighborhood's eligible bachelors with his behavior.
Setting: East Sussex

Joan Smith, An Infamous Proposal.
Lord turns down the proposal of his friend's widow then tries to help her find a husband.
Setting: Sussex

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.
Setting: Sussex

Joan Smith, Lace for Milady.
Ghostly sounds begin after a lady refuses to sell her house to a duke.
Setting: Sussex

Joan Smith, Madcap Miss.
Childish-looking out-of-work governess agrees to pose as a gentleman's daughter to appease his grandmother while his real daughter is in Scotland.
Setting: Sussex

Joan Smith, Murder and Misdeeds.
The Berkeley Brigade search for a lady whom Corinne fears Luten loves.
Setting: Sussex

Joan Smith, Murder Comes to Mind.
Luten's politics delay his engagement to Corinne; the others discover the murder of one of Prance's neighbors at his country estate.
Setting: Sussex

Joan Smith, Prelude to Love.
Lady carrying a letter vital to England's security is offered help by two men, either of whom may be a spy.
Setting: Sussex

Joan Smith, Strange Capers.
Lady thinks the lord who owns her aunt's ramshackle home may be involved with traitors stealing shipments of weapons.
Setting: Sussex

Mira Stables, Emma Disposes.
A lord who is recalled from the Peninsula to search for a French spy encounters a lady at a Sussex inn.
Setting: Sussex

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

Patricia Veryan, Cherished Enemy.
Lady whose fiance was killed at Culloden finds the courier escorting her home from France is a hated Scot.
Setting: Sussex

Patricia Veryan, Give All to Love.
Man falls for the girl he's raised from childhood and is challenged by an evil man.
Setting: Sussex

Patricia Veryan, The Lord and the Gypsy.
Lady disguises herself as a gypsy to discover if her childhood love is a murderer.
Setting: Sussex

Patricia Veryan, The Noblest Frailty.
Lady promised to her cousin falls for a dashing Canadian relative whose father is suspected of killing her intended's father.
Setting: Sussex & Ayrshire

Patricia Veryan, Sanguinet's Crown.
Lady is rescued from Claude Sanguinet by an arrogant gentleman.
Setting: Sussex

Elizabeth Neff Walker, The Nomad Harp.
Lady rejects her fiance when he inherits a viscountcy and seems intent on marrying her solely out of honor, but by the time they realize their true feelings for each other he has become entangled with another woman.
Setting: Sussex

Rebecca Ward, Lord Longshanks.
Gentleman called Lord Longshanks because he is rumored to have fled from battle puzzles a lady with his kind heart and heroics.
Setting: Sussex

Rebecca Ward, Madame Mystery.
Lady writes mysteries under a man's name.
Setting: Sussex

Patricia Wynn, A Country Affair.
Earl investigates a brother and sister claiming the right to his family name.
Setting: Sussex
 
 

Warwickshire


Susan Carroll, The Lady Who Hated Shakespeare.
Scholar's daughter shuns a Bard-lover in favor of a dangerous lord.
Setting: Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire

Susan Carroll, The Valentine's Day Ball.
Ten years after a lady left a man standing at the altar, he reenters her life while she is helping a young lady escape a horrid fiance.
Setting: Warwickshire

Marion Chesney, Mrs. Budley Falls from Grace.
Mrs. Budley is sent to steal from a marquess who is thought to be old and senile but is in fact young and handsome.
Setting: London & Warwickshire

Rosemary Edghill, The Ill-Bred Bride: or, an Inconvenient Marriage.
Lord with an ancient lineage and numerous debts marries a wealthy Cit's daughter.
Setting: Warwickshire & London

Martha Kirkland, Miss Maitland's Letters.
Lady falls in love with her fiance through letters written from the Peninsula not realizing they were written by her disinterested fiance's best friend.
Setting: Oxfordshire & Warwickshire

Laura Matthews, Lord Greywell's Dilemma.
Lady runs her husband's household, cares for his sickly son and hosts his parties but insists he keep his promise not to touch her.
Setting: Warwickshire

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

Patricia Wynn, Jack on the Box.
Lady becomes friendly with a mail coach driver, but when she meets him again after an accident she begins to suspect he's not what he seems.
Setting: Warwickshire
 
 

Wiltshire


Rebecca Ashley, A Lady's Lament.
A lady with a carefully tended estate wants to buy her neighbor's wild, overgrown property but he seems amused by her offer.
Setting: Wiltshire

Mary Balogh, The Famous Heroine.
Country girl marries a fop thinking he's not interested in women.
Setting: London & Wiltshire

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.
Setting: Wiltshire

Mary Balogh, The Temporary Wife.
Marquess hires a lady to be his wife in order to enrage his father.
Setting: London & Wiltshire

Nicola Cornick, Miss Verey's Proposal.
Duke whose first marriage was a disaster tries to choose a wife for his younger brother but is attracted to the lady himself.
Setting: Wiltshire & London

Gail Eastwood, The Lady from Spain.
Gentleman investigates a lady from Spain claiming a British inheritance.
Setting: Wiltshire & London

Vanessa Gray, The Accessible Aunt.
Lady falls for the man whom her troublesome relations are trying to match with her niece.
Setting: Wiltshire

Barbara Hazard, Thursday's Child.
Reclusive lady meets a man at a house party where odd things occur.
Setting: Wiltshire

Sandra Heath, Marigold's Marriages.
Impoverished widow at the mercy of her husband's greedy relatives accepts a proposal from a lord who believes in an ancient curse.
Setting: Isle of Anglesey off the coast of Wales, Windsor, London, Wiltshire

Emily Hendrickson, The Gallant Lord Ives.
Lady with two glamorous sisters feels she has no hope winning the earl she loves.
Setting: Wiltshire

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

Christie Kennard, The Famous Miss Feversham.
Lady writer discovers that the lord upon whom she based a rakish character is charming and well-mannered.
Setting: Wiltshire

April Kihlstrom, The Scholar's Daughter.
Scholarly lady falls in love with an engaged man.
Setting: Wiltshire

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

Clarice Peters, False Betrothal.
Lady agrees to a betrothal to the uncle of the boy who "compromises" her.
Setting: Wiltshire

Martha Powers, False Pretenses.
An officer hoping to be killed in battle agrees to marry a lady's pregnant sister and give her the protection of his name.
Setting: London and Wiltshire

Joan Smith, Dame Durden's Daughter.
Man encouraged to be a ne'er-do-well comes home to take on his responsibilites and falls for his childhood friend, but that lady's eccentric mother thinks him unsuitable.
Setting: Wiltshire

Joan Smith, The Devious Duchess.
Sleuthing couple investigate the mystery of a man who was killed at his birthday party before he could make significant changes to his will.
Setting: Wiltshire

Sheila Walsh, The Perfect Bride.
Lady betrothed to a sickly duke falls for his cousin.
Setting: Wiltshire & Hampshire near Winchester

Sheila Walsh, The Sergeant Major's Daughter.
Orphaned lady is forced to work as a governess in her cousin's house and is shocked by the indolent life of those living there and by the arrogance of the lord and master.
Setting: Wiltshire
 
 

Worcestershire


April Kihlstrom, The Nabob's Widow.
Rich widow returns from India and is branded a fortune huntress.
Setting: Worcestershire
 
 

Yorkshire


Includes the North Riding, West Riding & South Riding
 

Barbara Allister, A Moment of Madness.
Ugly-duckling-turned-Beauty succumbs to a night of passion at an inn with the man she had crush on 10 years ago and finds herself with child.
Setting: Harrogate

Mary Balogh, Lord Carew's Bride.
Plain, crippled man marries a beauty who thinks she loves another.
Setting: Yorkshire & London

Elizabeth Barron, Miss Drayton's Crusade.
Lady visits a school chum and falls for the girl's brother who lost an arm in the war.
Setting: Yorkshire

Audrey Blanshard, Sir Ranulf and the Runaway.
The son and daughter of two eccentrics are kept apart by a family feud until the lady's sister helps a boy running away from the gentleman's house.
Setting: Yorkshire

June Calvin, Siege of Hearts.
Lady who assumes a handsome lord is courting her beautiful sister refuses to marry him after they are forced to spend the night together on an island.
Setting: Yorkshire

Jeanne Carmichael, A Touch of Blackmail.
Lady inherits a Yorkshire estate and befriends the neighboring earl but someone wants her gone.
Setting: Yorkshire

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

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.
Setting: Yorkshire

Marion Chesney, The Sins of Lady Dacey.
Vicar's wife and an innocent miss each find love as the guests of a scandalous lady.
Setting: Yorkshire (briefly) & London

Marion Chesney, Yvonne Goes to York.
Matchmaker matches a French carpenter's daughter with a marquess and marries her own beau.
Setting: On the road to York

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.
Setting: On the road from London through Yorkshire to Scotland

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

Lynn Collum, A Kiss at Midnight.
While attempting to escape from an arranged marriage to a vile old earl, a lady injures herself and decides to thwart her bethrothed's unwelcome advances by pretending to be unconscious, but her plans go awry when the earl's dashing new butler discovers her plan.
Setting: Yorkshire

Catherine Coulter, An Honorable Offer.
Lady who dislikes men after her brother-in-law accosted her marries a man with many mistresses thinking he'll leave her alone.
Setting: Yorkshire & London

Caroline Courtney, Abandoned for Love.
Duke decides to choose his bride from among three ladies by testing their reactions when he introduces a nobody from Yorkshire as his future duchess.
Setting: Yorkshire & London

Megan Daniel, The Sensible Courtship.
Lord and lady who were once in love pursue sensible spouses at a house party and resolve to avoid each other.

Shannon Donnelly, A Compromising Situation.
Lady with a shameful secret becomes companion to the niece of a lord hiding vulnerability beneath his dark facade.
Setting: West Yorkshire

Carola Dunn, Toblethorpe Manor.
Gentleman finds a lady who's been thrown from her horse and lost her memory.
Setting: Yorkshire

Marjorie Farrell, Heartless Lord Harry.
Lady is mesmerized by the rake from whom she wants to protect her sister.
Setting: Yorkshire

Marjorie Farrell, Lady Arden's Redemption.
Arrogant lady whose barbed wit has driven away any potential suitors is forced to marry a lowly captain who turns out to be a marquess.
Setting: London & Yorkshire

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.
Setting: Yorkshire

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

Barbara Hazard, Taming Eliza
Spoiled lady is sent to Yorkshire to wed an earl she hasn't met.
Setting: Yorkshire

Emily Hendrickson, Queen of the May.
Lady who'll dare anything is daunted by the love of a lord.
Setting: Near Scarborough

Georgette Heyer, The Nonesuch.
Nonesuch's arrival to inspect his inheritance causes a local stir.
Setting: Yorkshire

Gerogette Heyer, The Toll-Gate.
Soldier helps a lady whose cousin is up to no good.
Setting: In the Pennines near Sheffield

Georgette Heyer, Venetia.
Lady plots her own "ruin" so a black sheep lord will marry her.
Setting: Yorkshire

Brenda Hiatt, A Christmas Bride.
A new bride's diplomat-husband is charged with treason because of her attempts at espionage.
Setting: Derbyshire, Yorkshire & London

Karla Hocker, Love Tangle.
A lord who views ladies as featherbrains is startled when an intrepid lady ventures through a snowstorm to his estate to save an infant.
Setting: Yorkshire

Elizabeth Jackson, Galatea's Revenge.
A gentleman wagers he can turn an unknown chit into the toast of the ton.
Setting: On the road from Yorkshire to London & in London

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

Carla Kelly, Miss Billings Treads the Boards.
Impoverished lady becomes an actress & theatre owner and meets a marquess "on the lam" who joins the company.
Setting: On the road to Yorkshire

Carla Kelly, Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind.
Poor relation with a secret that prevents her from marrying takes care of a boy whose parentage is in question and receives help tutoring him from a neighbor with a secret of his own.
Setting: Yorkshire

Carla Kelly, Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand.
Lord woos the widow living in his dower house.
Setting: Yorkshire

Carla Kelly, One Good Turn.
A duke who lost the woman he loved to another gets a second chance at happiness when he offers a ride to a Spanish lady and her child.
Setting: Yorkshire

Carla Kelly, Summer Campaign.
Major rescues an illegitimate lady from brigands & marriage to a stuffy vicar.
Setting: On the road to Yorkshire

Martha Kirkland, Mr. Montgomery's Quest.
A lady disguised as a man to take a job as a guide is intrigued by an enigmatic man who joins her walking tour through Cumbria and Yorkshire.
Setting: Lake District & Yorkshire

Janis Laden, "The Gilded Cage," in Valentine's Day Treasure.
Lady sent home from India is dismayed when her escort is stranded with her in Yorkshire by a storm.
Setting: Yorkshire

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

A Scent of Lilac. Walker, 1988; reissued in paperback by Zebra, February 1991.
Characters: Mr. Chance Harland & Miss Lilac Mary Morton
Summary: Lady travels to Yorkshire to uncover family secrets but is hindered by a neighboring gentleman.
Setting: Yorkshire

Elizabeth Lynch, Dear Deceiver.
Fleeing a scandal, a lady becomes a governess in Yorkshire, but her past returns to haunt her.
Setting: Yorkshire

Elizabeth Mansfield, A Grand Deception.
When a bluestocking runs away to become a schoolteacher, a lookalike stray is enlisted to take her place at the house party of the viscount who admires her.
Setting: London, near Manchester, Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire, and East Riding.

Jo Manning, Seducing Mr. Heywood.
A widow returns to Yorkshire for a reunion with the children she hasn't seen for years and encounters the vicar who has been appointed their guardian.
Setting: Yorkshire

Paula Marshall, My Lady Love.
Lord slanders the name of a lady, not realizing that his father is negotiating a marriage between them.
Setting: Yorkshire

Laura Matthews, Alicia.
Widow with a child to support must run a shop and fend off the advances of a rake with the help of a kindly lord.
Setting: Midway between York and Hull

Amanda McCabe, One Touch of Magic.
A lady takes over her late husband's archeological dig at a site that may be haunted on a lord's estate.
Setting: Yorkshire

Nadine Miller, The Yorkshire Lady.
A commoner's daughter is flattered to be courted by an earl until she meets a man seeking a British aristocrat who sold secrets to Napoleon.
Setting: London and Yorkshire

Anita Mills, Scandal Bound.
Unable to face her wedding night with an elderly groom, a lady jumps from a window and into the arms of a rake.
Setting: On the road from London to Yorkshire

Andrea Pickens, Second Chances.
Lady has her own reasons for tutoring the son of an arrogant earl.
Setting: Yorkshire

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.

Sheila Rabe, The Adventuress.
Lady is suspected of murdering her rich old husband.
Setting: Yorkshire

Lindsay Randall, A Dangerous Courtship.
Lady who makes it her mission to expose untrustworthy men is rescued by an earl posing as a riverkeep while he seeks his family's killer.
Setting: Yorkshire

Joy Reed, Lord Wyland Takes a Wife.
Lord who was rejected by an older lover finds her interests renewed when he inheirits a title, but he marries a prim governess who thinks he's a libertine instead.
Setting: Yorkshire

Joy Reed, Miss Chambers Takes Charge.
Lady's companion helps her employer, who married above her station, stand up to her late husband's intimidating heir.
Setting: Yorkshire

Catherine Reynolds, The Highwayman.
Lady with a taste for adventure nurses a highwayman wounded in a delicate area only to find he is a notorious rake.
Setting: Yorkshire

Amanda Scott, Dauntless Miss Wingrave.
A lady defies the arrogant earl who the trustee of her widowed sister's estate.
Setting: Yorkshire

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

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.
Setting: North Riding of Yorkshire

Regina Towers, The Rake's Companion.
A lady's companion cannot determine which of her employer's two nephews is trying to kill the old lady for her fortune.
Setting: Yorkshire

Barbara Whitehead, Ramillies.
Schoolmaster becomes an earl and must choose between two ladies.
Setting: Yorkshire
 
 

Scotland & Scots


Jane Ashton, The Impetuous Heiress.
A beauty used to being admired is puzzled by a Scotsman who seems unimpressed by her.

Donna Bell, A Tangled Web.
A lady puts off her tiresome mama's inquiries about her prospects by pretending an attachment to a Scottish widower.
Setting: Bath

Rita Boucher, The Devil's Due.
Lady disguised as widow of a Scottish laird is surprised when he appears.
Setting: Scotland

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.
Setting: Edinburgh & the Lake District

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

Elizabeth Chater, The Runaway Debutante.
When her father loses her in a card game to a libertine, a lady runs away and becomes a cook at an inn and is soon hired by a major.
Setting: London & Scotland

Marion Chesney, The Highland Countess.
Widow of an old lecher wants to cut a dash in London.
Setting: Scotland & London

Marion Chesney, Perfecting Fiona.
Scottish heiress's incorrigible flirting causes men to shy off until she meets her match in a rake.
Setting: London

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.
Setting: On the road from London through Yorkshire to Scotland

Catherine Coulter, The Generous Earl.
English duke inherits a Scottish earldom and becomes the guardian of a lady determined to prove to him she's a woman.
Setting: Scotland

Jean Ewing, Folly's Reward.
Scottish governess finds a man with amnesia on the beach and accepts his help in escaping with her charge from a wicked guardian.
Setting: Scotland

Elisabeth Fairchild, Marriage a la Mode.
Lady involved in a scandalous divorce is courted by a Scottish lord.
Setting: Kent

Jo Ann Ferguson, A Phantom Affair.
Scottish lady who has remained unwed for three Seasons is in love with a man who dies and then comes back as a ghost to help her find a husband.

Jacquelyn Gillis, Otherwise Engaged.
Gentleman inherits a Scottish estate and a fresh-faced schoolgirl.
Setting: Scotland

Barbara Hazard, The Covington Inheritance aka The Scottish Legacy.
Mysterious incidents occur when an eccentric aunt invites her relatives to a gathering where she intends to announce her heir.
Setting: Scotland

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

Emma Jensen, His Grace Endures.
Widow who accompanies her sister-in-law for the Season meets the man she jilted seven years ago and finds him to be more charming and agreeable than she remembered.
Setting: Scotland & London

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

Carla Kelly, Mrs. McVinnie's London Season.
Naval captain press-gangs widow to help his niece in Marriage Mart.
Setting: Scotland & London

Valerie King, A Daring Courtship.
A Scotsman who buys a castle in Sussex finds that he is distrusted by the locals and seeks the help of a lady to bring her neighbors around.
Setting: Sussex

Janis Laden, Scottish Rose.
Duke expects a playful governess to be strict with his siblings.

Emma Lange, The Scottish Rebel.
Scottish lady must find an English husband but refuses to be tamed.
Setting: Scotland & Cheshire

Dawn Lindsey, The Barbarous Scot.
Legendary beauty wagers she can make a recently arrived Scottish lord her latest conquest but discovers he's a force to be reckoned with.

Dawn Lindsey, Rebel Lady.
Scottish lady is taken hostage by an arrogant lord who wants to hurt her brother.

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

Carolyn Madison, The Scotsman and the Spinster.
Soldier campaigning for war funds in the House of Lords is given a lesson in etiquette -- and love -- by a young lady.
Setting: London

Elizabeth Mansfield, Her Man of Affairs.
Lady falls for her man of affairs.
Setting: London
Comments: Hero is Scottish

Melinda McRae, The Highland Lord.
English lady tries to make stubborn a Scotsman fall in love with her.

Lucy Muir, Highland Rivalry.
Lady is at a loss when a Scottish lord who seemed interested in her suddenly proposes to her best friend then asks her to accompany them to the betrothal party in Scotland.
Setting: Scotland

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.
Setting: Scotland

Laura Paquet, Mr. McAllister Sets His Cap.
Determined to remain independent for the rest of her life, a widow from a loveless marriage finds her plans thwarted by the dashing Scottish architect she has hired to renovate her London townhouse.
Setting: London

Andrea Pickens, The Banished Bride.
Sent on a secret mission to capture a notorious female spy, a gentleman mistakes a lady for his quarry, unaware that his lovely captive is actually the wife he had married years ago in response to a family obligation and who he has not seen since the wedding.
Setting: Near Ayr in Scotland

Andrea Pickens, A Diamond in the Rough.
A young woman defies convention by posing as a young male caddie on a golf course-only to fall for an English lord and score in the game of love.
Setting: Scotland

Eileen Ramsay, The Mysterious Marquis.
A lady is determined to meet the mysterious father of a boy she finds near her home in rural Scotland.
Setting: Scotland

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, Lucky in Love.
A lady whose marriage to a duke was arranged to settle a feud between their families vows never to give him her heart.

Margaret Summerville, Highland Lady.
Scottish lady is dismayed when a neighboring estate is bought by an English lord whose grandfather was the general who brutally surpressed a Highland rebellion.
Setting: Scotland

Patricia Veryan, The Wagered Widow.
Lady must choose between a stodgy rich man and rakish Jacobite.

Patricia Veryan, Practice to Deceive.
Lady helps a wounded fugitive of Culloden imprisoned in her house.

Patricia Veryan, Journey to Enchantment.
English soldier horrified by the aftermath of Culloden helps Scots escape.
Setting: Scotland

Patricia Veryan, The Tyrant.
Brother and sister hide a fugitive on the estate of an anti-Jacobite "tyrant" who must offer marriage to the lady when they're found alone together.
Setting: Surrey

Patricia Veryan, Love Alters Not.
Lady carrying a crucial Jacobite cypher switches identities with a woman claiming her son is a baronet's heir.
Setting: Hampshire

Patricia Veryan, Cherished Enemy.
Lady whose fiance was killed at Culloden finds the courier escorting her home from France is a hated Scot.
Setting: Sussex

Patricia Veryan, The Dedicated Villain.
Villain of the previous books in this series helps a lady in an acting troupe smuggling Stuart gold.
Setting: On the road in England

Patricia Veryan, The Noblest Frailty.
Lady promised to her cousin falls for a dashing Canadian relative whose father is suspected of killing her intended's father.
Setting: Sussex & Ayrshire

Joan Wolf, The Scottish Lord.
 
 

Wales & the Welsh


Susannah Carleton, A Rake's Redemption.
Vowing to change his wicked ways once and for all, notorious rogue decides he needs a wife and pursues a spirited Welsh beauty.

Elisabeth Fairchild, Valentine's Change of Heart.
A notorious lord hires a lady as governess to his illegitimate daughter and the trio find magic and love on a journey to the coast of Wales.
Setting: Wales

Sandra Heath, Diamond Dreams.
After the death of her parents and the reversal of her fortune, a lady finds solace in Wales and in the arms of a stranger who steals a kiss, but who is engaged to another.
Setting: Wales

Sandra Heath, Marigold's Marriages.
Impoverished widow at the mercy of her husband's greedy relatives accepts a proposal from a lord who believes in an ancient curse.
Setting: Isle of Anglesey off the coast of Wales, Windsor, London, Wiltshire

Sandra Heath, Mally.
Lady whose love died returns to her childhood home in Wales with a friend of her love's who wants to marry her; but then she meets her charming host who claims to be her new suitor's closest friend.
Setting: Wales

Elizabeth Hewitt, Captain Black.
Lady banished to Wales falls for a dashing highwayman.
Setting: Wales

Samantha Holder, Temporary Wife.
Lady who has turned down several offers is snowbound at an inn with a new Welsh earl who needs a temporary wife.

Emma Jensen, A Grand Design.
Lady assisting her architect uncle in renovating a Welsh lord's London home tries to keep her role in the family business secret.
Setting: London

Edith Layton, "Last Gift" in A Regency Christmas Present.
Lord who wishes for an old-fashioned girl finds one on a visit to Wales.
Setting: Wales

Meg-Lynn Roberts, Lord Diablo's Demise.
Lord fakes his own death to avoid marriage & falls under the care of a physician's daughter.
Setting: Wales

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

On the Road


Mary Balogh, The Plumed Bonnet.
Duke mistakes vicar's daughter for a Cyprian because of her fancy bonnet.
Setting: On the road to Hampshire & in London

Mary Balogh, The Ungrateful Governess.
Earl tries to convince a governess to be his mistress after she loses her position because of him, then asks his grandmother to find her a position when she refuses.
Setting: On the road to London, in London & in the English countryside

Mary Balogh, The Unlikely Duchess.
Lady fleeing from an unwanted marriage is unknowingly rescued by her fiance.
Setting: On the Great North Road

The Fleeing Heiress. Signet, May 2003.
Characters: Lord David Cardiff & Miss Thea Strafford
Summary: An heiress is saved from an unwanted marriage by one of Wellington's aides-de-camp, but then they must marry to save her reputation.
Setting: On the road

Nancy Butler, Lord Monteith's Gift.
Lady who disguises herself as a boy so she can work to support her family goes to the rescue of an abducted earl who saved her brother's life.
Setting: London & Camden Town & near Southampton in Hampshire

Nancy Butler, The Prodigal Hero.
A former sailor regains his honor by rescuing the daughter of his former employer, but he never imagined he'd also rescue her heart.
Setting: On the road from London to Exeter in Devon

Susannah Carleton, The Marriage Campaign.
A lord whose father leaves him a list of 20 eligible ladies from which to choose a wife thinks they are all the same until one particular lady catches his eye.
Setting: London (mainly) & On the road from Cumberland through Yorkshire, Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire, Leicester, and Gloucestershire

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

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

Marion Chesney, Emily Goes to Exeter.
Housekeeper receives a bequest and decides to travel: En route to Exeter she matchmakes for a girl dressed as a boy to avoid her betrothed, who happens to be on same coach.
Setting: On the road to Exeter

Marion Chesney, Belinda Goes to Bath.
Matchmaker sets up a banished heiress with an austere lord who rescues their foundered coach.
Setting: On the road to Bath

Marion Chesney, Penelope Goes to Portsmouth.
Matchmaker tries to match a practical lady with a dashing gentleman and to save a footman falsely accused of theft from being hanged.
Setting: On the road to Portsmouth

Marion Chesney, Beatrice Goes to Brighton.
Matchmaker discovers that a lady who snubs her is a frightened widow fleeing a second mercenary match arranged by her parents.
Setting: On the road to Brighton

Marion Chesney, Deborah Goes to Dover.
Matchmaker meets a lady disguised as a tomboy at a prize fight.
Setting: On the road to Dover

Marion Chesney, Yvonne Goes to York.
Matchmaker matches a French carpenter's daughter with a marquess and marries her own beau.
Setting: On the road to York

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.
Setting: On the road from London through Yorkshire to Scotland

Dinah Dean, The Cockermouth Mail.
Governess becomes trapped at an inn with a war hero at Christmastime.
Setting: On the road in the Lake District

Teresa DesJardien, The Former Fiance.
A lord who uses his fortune to fund a protection agency is surprised when a former love hires him to protect her from a violent suitor.
Setting: On the road

Teresa DesJardien, A Heart's Treasure.
Man with an eyepatch and scarred face feels unworthy of the lady who loves him.
Setting: On the road to Cumberland

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

Marian Devon, On the Way to Gretna Green.
Lady asks a lord's help in preventing his brother and her niece from eloping.
Setting: London & on the road to Gretna Green

Marian Devon, Scandal Broth.
Lord is thrilled that the lady he is forced to propose to turns him down, until he realizes he asked the wrong lady.
Setting: On the road to London & in London

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.
Setting: On the road from the Newmarket area & in London

Anne Douglas, Miss Caroline's Deception.
Pregnant lady fleeing her abusive husband is rescued by an earl.
Setting: On the road to London

Gail Eastwood, A Perilous Journey.
Lady fleeing an unwanted marriage is helped by mysterious stranger.
Setting: On the road to from Taunton in Somerset to Scotland, with a stop in Bath

Roberta Eckert, My Lady Adventuress.
Lady who accepts a man but then has second thoughts is drawn to his brother who thinks she's an adventuress.
Setting: Dover & on the road to Northumberland

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

Paula Tanner Girard, A Father for Christmas.
Rakish lord escorts a widow and her son to a Christmas house party.
Setting: On the road from London to Devonshire

Maria Greene, An Inconvenient Marriage.
Earl is forced to propose to a lady who stows away in his carriage.
Setting: On the road from Bath to London & in London

Barbara Hazard, The Runaways.
Former loves unite to stop their children from making a marital mismatch.
Setting: London, Suffolk, & on the road to Gretna Green

Sandra Heath, Lady Jane's Ribbons.
A lady enters a coach race to Brighton to prove herself to the lord who wronged her and deemed her frail.
Setting: On the road to Brighton

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.

Georgette Heyer, The Corinthian.
Runaway heiress meets a Corinthian.
Setting: London and on the road to Somerset

Georgette Heyer, The Foundling.
Coddled duke pretends to be "Mr. Ware" & learns to stand up for himself.
Setting: Midlands, London, on the road, Baldock & Hitchin in Hertfordshire, & Bath

Georgette Heyer, Sprig Muslin.
Baronet takes charge of a runaway lady on the eve of his proposal to another.
Setting: On the road through Cambridgeshire

Jenna Jones, A Merry Escapade.
Earl helps a lady trying to find a list left by her late French-spy father.
Setting: London & on the road south through Croydon and Tunbridge Wells

Carla Kelly, Miss Billings Treads the Boards.
Impoverished lady becomes an actress & theatre owner and meets a marquess "on the lam" who joins the company.
Setting: On the road to Yorkshire

Carla Kelly, Miss Chartley's Guided Tour.
Lady who had to become a school teacher after being left at the altar meets the finace who jilted her and becomes involved in intrigue.
Setting: On the road from Plymouth to the Cotswolds

Carla Kelly, Summer Campaign.
Major rescues an illegitimate lady from brigands & marriage to a stuffy vicar.
Setting: On the road to Yorkshire

Carla Kelly, With This Ring.
Lady eclipsed by her sister agrees to a wounded soldier's proposal.
Setting: London & on the road to Northumberland

Valerie King, A Poet's Kiss.
After receiving a kiss and a mysterious message from Byron, a lady asks a lord to help her rescue her kidnapped cousin.
Setting: London & on the road through Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Chesire, the Lake District, Kendal, Gloucestershire, Tewkesbury, and other places.

Valerie King, A Rogue's Embrace.
While on a two-week charity caravan, a lady is forced to team up with the dashing scoundrel who kissed her five years ago.
Setting: Somerset & on the road

Stephanie Laurens, Fair Juno,
Rake rescues a damsel in distress then searches for her when she disappears.
Setting: Cornwall, on the road to London & in London

Alice Chetwynd Ley, The Jewelled Snuff Box.
Lady helps a man with amnesia, whose only clue to his identity is a jewelled snuff box.
Setting: On the road to Dartford & in London

Dawn Lindsey, The Great Lady Tony.
Lady helps a runaway who is pursued by her irate father.
Setting: On the road & in London

Dorothy Mack, The Luckless Elopement.
Lady rescues an heiress from an elopement with a fortune hunter only to fall for him herself.
Setting: On the road and in Leicestershire

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

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.
Setting: On the road

Anita Mills, Scandal Bound.
Unable to face her wedding night with an elderly groom, a lady jumps from a window and into the arms of a rake.
Setting: On the road from London to Yorkshire

Judith Nelson, Kidnap Confusion.
Lady is unperturbed when she is mistaken for an actress and abducted by two young men, but when their older brother arrives she finds herself quite overset.
Setting: On the road from Yorkshire to London

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.
Setting: On the road from London to Scotland

Andrea Pickens, The Hired Hero.
When a lady carrying a document vital to England's fight against Napoleon is attacked by mysterious assailants, she hires a gentleman to be her escort and protector.
Setting: On the road to London

Dawn Aldridge Poore, A Perilous Attraction.
Lady stuck with an abandoned baby hooks up with a man with a stolen necklace.
Setting: On the road to Bath

Margaret Evans Porter, Road to Ruin.
Lady hiding from scandal meets a man falsely accused of murder.
Setting: On the road between St Albans and Carlise via Staffordshire with a detour to Gretna Green.

Meg-Lynn Roberts, An Alluring Lady.
Runaway assists a wounded British agent who defended her virtue.
Setting: On the road from Devonshire to London

Joan Smith, Kissing Cousins.
Lady is forced to turn to her stuffy cousin to help her brother get out of debt.
Setting: London, Brighton & Tunbridge Wells

Joan Smith, Love's Harbinger.
Seeking to vindicate her fiance, a lady accompanies the reporter who exposed his crimes on a search for the truth.
Setting: London & on the road

Joan Smith, Perdita.
A runaway lady joins an acting troupe and is targeted by a rake who wants her as his mistress but who then falls in love with her companion.
Setting: On the road

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.
Setting: On the road

Patricia Veryan, The Dedicated Villain.
Villain of the previous books in this series helps a lady in an acting troupe smuggling Stuart gold.
Setting: On the road in England

Patricia Wynn, Mistletoe and Mischief.
Lord agrees to escort a troublesome lady home from a failed elopement in Gretna Green.
Setting: On the road to London
 
 
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