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Anne O'Brien


The Runaway Heiress. Mills & Boon, June 2004.
Characters: Hugh, Marquis of Aldeborough & Miss Frances Hanwell
Summary: A lady escapes a brutal life ends up in the carriage of a lord who mistakes her for a kitchen maid.

The Disgraced Marchioness. Mills & Boon, August 2005; reissued by Harlequin Historical, September 2005.
Characters: Henry Faringdon, Marquis of Burford & Eleanor Faringdon, Marchioness of Burford
Summary: A man returns home after his brother's death and finds that his brother's widow is the lady he once loved himself.

The Outrageous Debutante. Mills & Boon, December 2005; also published by Harlequin Historical, December 2005.
Characters: Lord Nicholas Faringdon & Theodora Wooten-Devereux
Summary: A lady and gentleman uninterested in finding mates change their minds when they meet but family scandal threatens to tear them apart.

The Enigmatic Rake. Mills & Boon, March 2006; also published by Harlequin Historical, March 2006.
Characters: Lord Joshua Sherbourne Faringdon & Miss Sarah Russell
Summary: A lady becomes a housekeeper for a spy who fosters a reputation as a rake as cover for his secret activities.
 
 
 

Megan O'Connor


Pippa. Candlelight #563, April 1980. Reissued under the name Norma Lee Clark by Signet, November 1987.
Characters: Robert Danston or Sir Anthony Seymour-Croft & Miss Phillipa Cranville
Summary: Lady flees from a seemingly perfect suitor into the arms of the man her guardian warned her against.

Other Regencies as Norma Lee Clark.
 
 

Sheila O'Hallion


The Captured Heart. Pocket, 1991.

Other Regencies as Sheila Rosalynd Allen.
 
 

Patricia Oliver


Lord Harry's Angel. Signet, April 1993.
Characters: Major Harry Davenport, Earl of Castleton & Miss Angela Walter
Summary: Couple in a marriage of convenience intend to flirt with others but fall for each other.

The Runaway Duchess. Signet, September 1993.
Characters: Major Jack Hampton & Georgina Bennett
Summary: Widow who refuses to marry an elderly peer chosen by her father ends up in the arms of a major.

Miss Drayton's Downfall. Signet, March 1994.
Characters: Phineas Ravenville, Earl of Mansfield & Miss Cassandra Drayton
Summary: When an earl proposes in order to settle a debt of honor, a lady makes a pact that leaves her honor intact but soon regrets it.

Lord Gresham's Lady. Signet, November 1994.
Characters: Robert Heathercott, Marquess of Gresham & Sarah, Viscountess Stanton
Summary: Widow who is being forced into marriage with a repulsive man is tempted by a lord who wants her only as his mistress.

Roses for Harriet. Signet, May 1995.
Characters: Giles Montague, Earl of Kimbalton & Harriet, Lady Egerton
Summary: Lady is shocked when a lord proposes.
Rating: very good
Award: Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Best Regency Romance 1994-95

An Immodest Proposal. Signet, October 1995.
Characters: Captain Brian Sheffield & Lady Cynthia Lonsdale
Summary: Rich widow proposes marriage to an indebted soldier.
Rating: excellent

"Hyacinths for Victoria," in Blossoms. Signet, 1995.

The Colonel's Lady. Signet, May 1996.
Characters: Colonel Sir Richard Swinburn & Lady Regina Heathercott
Summary: Colonel weds a lady jilted by his brother to save her from scandal.
Rating: good Comments: Spoiled beauty a tad irritating but redeems herself by end.

"Something Old," in A Wedding Bouquet. Signet, May 1996.
Characters: Martin Douglas, Earl of Ridgeway & Lady Jane Sutherland
Summary: A curricle accident & a masquerade ball reunite a lady with the lord who stood her up for a dance years ago.

An Unsuitable Match. Signet, March 1997.
Characters: Major Guy Hawkhurst, Duke of Wolverton & Miss Serena Millbanks
Summary: Innocent country miss is pursued by a dissolute duke who finds comfort in her calm presence, but she fears a match between them is impossible and is resigned to marry another.

Double Deception. Signet, August 1997.
Characters: Earl of St. Aubyn & Athena Standish
Summary: Earl tries bribery, seduction and deceit to stop his son from marrying an older widow, then realizes he loves her himself.

An Inconvenient Wife. Signet, May 1998.
Characters; Robert Stilton, Marquess of Monroyal & Lady Pamela Hancock
Summary: Lord forced to marry a lady vows to keep her shut away at one of his minor estates.
Rating: good
Award: National Readers' Choice Award, Best Regency, 1998

The Lady in Gray. Signet, February 1999.
Characters: Nicholas Morley, Earl of Longueville & Lady Sylvia Sutherland
Summary: Lord with a tragic past asks a lady scorned by society to paint his portrait.

Scandalous Secrets. Signet, December 1999.
Characters: Colonel Sir Derek Sheldon & Lady Francesca St. Ives
Summary: Divorced lady returning to England after many years helps a little girl with a handsome yet irritating father.

Lady Jane's Nemesis. Signet, July2000.
Characters: Roger Hastings & Lady Jane Sinclair
Summary: Lady is determined to make her betrothed desire her instead of his mistress.

Broken Promises. Signet, May 2001.
Characters: Miles Stephens, Viscount Halifax & Mathilda Heath
Summary: Ten years after jilting her betrothed, a lady returns to London as a widow with two young sons and comes face to face with the man she had once left at the altar.

Daphne's Diary. Signet, July 2002.
Characters: Lord Alexander Heathercott & Daphne Hightower
Summary: A lady who catches her brother-in-law in flagrante delicto is so shocked that she vows never to marry.
 

Other Regencies as Olivia Fontayne.

Website: www.panam.edu/orgs/utpress/oliverP.html
 
 

Patricia Ormsby


Joanna, or, The Young Irish Ladies. P. Davies, 1977; reissued as Masquerade #19, November 1978.
Summary: Irish lady's rejected suitor threatens to ruin her reputation.

Set to Partners. Mills & Boon, April 1979.

Heir Presumptive. Mills & Boon, August 1979.

The Elusive Marriage. Mills & Boon, May 1980.

Lysander's Lady. Mills & Boon, January 1981.

The Bridal Path. Mills & Boon, June 1982.

Quadrille. Mills & Boon, May 1983.
 
 

Sara Orwig


Runaway Desire. Major Books Regency.

Flight to Paradise. Major Books Regency.

A Spy for Love. Walker, 1983.
Characters: The Thief & Lady Thrift Lindly
Summary: A lady is kidnapped by a highwayman who takes her to Paris and asks her to help him spy on Napoleon.

The Fairfax Brew. Harlequin, July 1983.
Characters: Jonathan, Lord Ault & Miss Clairice Fairfax
Summary: Lord is coerced into bringing the family of the lady he intends to marry on a mission to steal Napoleon's invasion plans when given a strange "truth serum" tea by her grandmother.
Rating: very good Comments: Nicely done adventure.

Revenge for a Duchess. Harlequin, 1984.

Now writes contemporary category romances and historicals.
 
 

Joan Overfield


Charleston Tangle. Warner, 1988.
Summary: Widow in Charleston, South Carolina, meets a dashing English gentleman.
Series: "An American Regency Romance"

The Cabinetmaker's Daughter. Warner, 1988.
Characters: Mr. Jason Anderly & Miss Hortensia Peters
Summary: Blueblooded daughter of a royal cabinetmaker is sent to Boston to conduct business with a potential supplier.

The Prodigal Spinster. Pageant, 1988.
Characters: Lord Mallingham & Sara Belding
Summary: Former officer embarks on a strategic campaign to see his young cousin wed.

The Journals of Lady X. Pageant, 1989.
Characters: Anthony Selton, Duke of Marchfield & Miss Jacinda Malvern
Summary: Duke is asked by the government to track down the author of gossipy novels that contain elements of treason.
Series: 1st in a series featuring intelligence operative "Sir," followed by Her Ladyship's Man and Bride's Leap.
Rating: very good

Her Ladyship's Man. Fawcett, 1990.
Characters: Captain Andrew Davies Merrick & Lady Melanie Crawford
Summary: Lady attempting to clear her ambassador father of a charge of treason becomes suspicious of her butler.
Series: 2nd in a series featuring intelligence operative "Sir," with The Journals of Lady X and Bride's Leap.

Bride's Leap. Fawcett, 1991.
Characters: Captain Ian Sherrill & Miss Maggie Chambers
Summary: Lady who inherits an estate called Bride's Leap finds herself the vicitim of suspicious accidents and is helped by a spymaster on holiday.
Series; Last in a series featuring intelligence operative "Sir," following The Journals of Lady X and Her Ladyship's Man.

A Heart's Disguise. Zebra, October 1991.
Characters: Peter Wyndham, Earl of Tregarren aka Mickey Quentin & Mrs. Katherine Delecourte
Summary: Lady meets a lord working for the government who looks suspiciously like the wounded man she nursed to health a month before.

The Viscount's Vixen. Avon, 1992.
Characters: Alexander, Viscount St. Ives & Miss Phillipa Lambert
Summary: Bluestocking interested in politics tries to help a friend win a viscount's love but he has wagered that he can win the bluestocking's heart.

A Spirited Bluestocking. Zebra, April 1992.
Characters: Lucien Wendon, Marquess of Seabrook & Miss Elinore Denning
Summary: 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

A Christmas Affair. Zebra, September 1992.
Characters: Justin Stockton & Amanda Laurence
Summary: Gentleman thinks he is doing the right thing by offering for a recently orphaned lady but her sister has other ideas.

A Matchmaking Miss. Zebra, October 1992.
Characters: Joss Dunstable, Earl of Kirkswood & Miss Matty Stone
Summary: Lady is determined to find a mate for a former East India Company officer turned lord.

Belle of the Ball. Avon, 1993.
Characters: Lord Marcus Colford & Belle Portham
Summary: Heiress wary of rakes courting her fortune meets a rake intent on exposing the passion beneath her cool exterior.

A Proper Taming. Avon, 1994.
Characters: Connor Dewhurst, Earl of Doncaster & Portia Haverall
Summary: A lord asks the lady who knocked him unconscious when he entered her room at an inn to become a companion to his disabled mother.

The Dutiful Duke. Avon, 1994.
Characters: Wyatt Perryvale & Miss Thomasina Pringle
Summry: When a lady confronts a duke at gunpoint and insists he take responsibility for his brother's byblow, he agrees and hires her as governess.

The Traitor's Daughter. Zebra, July 1994.
Characters: Mr. James Lynchton & Miss Elizabeth Paxton
Summary: Daughter of a man accused of being England's most notorious traitor hides herself as a dowdy companion in Bath, but the illegitimate son of an earl admires her and is determined to find her a husband.

The Door Ajar. Zebra, November 1995.
Characters: Chief Inspector Alec Bramwell & Miranda, Countess of Harrington
Summary: Regency lady conjured to the 20th century helps a Scotland Yard detective fight terrorists.
Rating: fair
Series: Followed by Time's Tapestry.

Time's Tapestry. Zebra, August 1996.
Character: Stephen Hallforth, Earl of Harrington & Inspector Cara Marsdale
Summary: 20th century female Scotland Yard inspector travels back in time and meets a Regency lord whose ex-fiancee is now happily married in the 20th century.
Series: Sequel to Door Ajar.

Learned Lady. Avon, 1996.
Characters: Mr. Daniel Warfield (disclaims viscountcy) & Miss Penelope Grantham
Summary: Lady scientist who needs help presenting her theories teams up with a man seeking his brother's killer.
Rating: good

Other Regencies as Carolyn Madison.
Also writes historical romance.
 
 
 

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