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Omma Velada


The Mackerby Scandal. UKA Press, 2004
Characters: James Hunter & Catherine Haywood
Summary: A lady haunted by a scandal in her past accepts a proposal from a suitable gentleman but falls in love with his groom.

Website: www.ommavelada.co.uk
 
 

Michelle Venet


The Reluctant Lady. Candlelight #713, 1982.
 
 

Patricia Veryan


Sanguinet Saga (Regency Period)

Some Brief Folly. St. Martin's, 1981; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1982; also reissued by Fawcett, 1995, with The Noblest Frailty.
Characters: Mr. Garret Hawkhurst & Miss Euphemia Buchanan
Summary: Lady's page turns out to be the lost son of a man accused of killing his wife & son.
Series: Related to the Sanguinet Saga.
Rating: superb

Feather Castles. St. Martin's, 1982.
Characters: Colonel Tristram Leith & Miss Rachel Strand
Summary: An evil Frenchman's fiancee escapes his clutches with the help of a colonel.
Series: Sanguinet Saga 1
Rating: superb

The Lord and the Gypsy. Walker, 1978; reissued in paperback as Coventry #18, January 1980; also reissued by Souvenir Press, 1980, as Debt of Honour, and by Fawcett, 1986.
Characters: Lucian, Viscount St. Clair & Miss Deirdre Breckenridge
Summary: Lady disguises herself as a gypsy to discover if her childhood love is a murderer.
Series: Related to Sanguinet Saga.

Love's Duet. Walker, 1979; reissued in paperback as Coventry #46, 1980; also reissued by Souvenir Press, 1980, as A Perfect Match, and by Fawcett, 1988.
Characters: Camille, Marquis of Damon & Lady Sophia Drayton
Summary: Lord undercover in a nefarious organization shuns his family & the woman he loves to protect them.
Series: Related to the Sanguinet Saga.
Rating: superb

Nanette. Walker, 1981; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1986.
Characters: Sir Harry Redmond & Nanette Brown aka Annabelle Carlson
Summary: Lady disguises herself as an idiot to escape her evil stepfather and investigate her brother's death, but finds the only witness dead and his son investigating his murder.
Series: Sanguinet Saga 2
Rating: superb

The Noblest Frailty. St. Martin's, 1983; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1985; also reissued by Fawcett, 1995, with Some Brief Folly.
Characters: Mr. Craig Tyndale & Miss Yolande Drummond
Summary: Lady promised to her cousin falls for a dashing Canadian relative whose father is suspected of killing her intended's father.
Series: Sanguinet Saga 3
Rating: superb

Married Past Redemption. St. Martin's, 1983; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1984.
Characters: Mr. Julian Strand & Miss Lisette Van Lindsay
Summary: To save her family from financial ruin a lady agrees to marry a wealthy man of questionable background, but trouble begins when a past suitor continues to pursue her.
Series: Sanguinet Saga 4
Rating: superb

Sanguinet's Crown. St. Martin's, 1985; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1986.
Characters: Mr. Mitchell Redmond & Miss Charity Strand
Summary: Lady is rescued from Claude Sanguinet by an arrogant gentleman.
Series: Sanguinet Saga 5
Rating: superb

Give All to Love. St. Martin's, 1987; reissued by Fawcett, 1988.
Characters: Mr. Alain Devenish & Miss Josie Storm
Summary: Man falls for the girl he's raised from childhood and is challenged by an evil man.
Series: Sanguinet Saga 6
Rating: poor Comments: Relationship between a man and a girl who was essentially his daughter for several years was sick, plot was tired. Friends fun though.

Logic of the Heart. St. Martin's, 1990; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1991.
Characters: Mr. Valentine Montclair (baron for a few days) & Mrs. Susan Henley
Summary: Man's family and a ring of art thieves are out to kill him.
Series: Related to the Sanguinet Saga.
Rating: very good Comments: Her stubborness and unwillingness to listen to him a bit tedious.

Lanterns. St. Martin's, 1996.
Characters: Major Mallory Diccon Paisley, Baron Temple & Cloud (intends to disclaim title) & Miss Marietta Warrington
Summary: Master spy who appeared throughout the Sanguinet series returns to his ancestral home and discovers treachery and love.
Series: Related to the Sanguinet Saga.
Rating: superb

Golden Chronicles (Georgian Period)

Mistress of Willowvale. Walker, 1980; reissued in paperback as Coventry #112, 1981.
Characters: Kit Aynsworth & Leonie
Summary: Gentleman returns from the war to find his fiancee has a child by another man.
Series:  Golden Chronicles prequel 1.
Rating: excellent Comments: Double pregnancy unnecessarily convoluted.

The Wagered Widow. St. Martin's, 1984; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1985.
Characters: Hon. Trevelyan de Villars & Mrs. Rebecca Parrish
Summary: Lady must choose between a stodgy rich man and rakish Jacobite.
Series: Golden Chronicles prequel 2.
Rating: superb  Comments: Kadenworthy a good man in this.

Practice to Deceive. St. Martin's, 1985; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1987.
Characters: Mr. Quentin Chandler & Miss Penelope Montgomery
Summary: Lady helps a wounded fugitive of Culloden imprisoned in her house.
Series: Golden Chronicles 1.
Rating: superb

Journey to Enchantment. St. Martin's, 1986; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1987.
Characters: Captain Geoffrey Delacourt & Miss Prudence MacTavish
Summary: English soldier horrified by the aftermath of Culloden helps Scots escape.
Series: Golden Chronicles 2.
Rating: superb

The Tyrant. St. Martin's, 1987; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1989.
Characters: Mr. Meredith Carruthers & Miss Phoebe Ramsay
Summary: 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.
Series: Golden Chronicles 3.
Rating: superb

Love Alters Not. St. Martin's, 1987; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1989.
Characters: Sir Anthony Farrar & Miss Dimity "Mitten" Cranford
Summary: Lady carrying a crucial Jacobite cypher switches identities with a woman claiming her son is a baronet's heir.
Series: Golden Chronicles 4.
Rating: superb

Cherished Enemy. St. Martin's, 1988; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1989.
Characters: Mr. Robert Victor MacTavish & Miss Rosamund Albritton
Summary: Lady whose fiance was killed at Culloden finds the courier escorting her home from France is a hated Scot.
Series: Golden Chronicles 5.
Rating: superb

The Dedicated Villain. St. Martin's, 1989; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1990.
Characters: Mr. Roland Fairleigh Mathieson aka Roland Otton & Miss Fiona Bradford; Thaddeus, Baron Briley & Miss Elizabeth Clandon
Summary: Villain of the previous books in this series helps a lady in an acting troupe smuggling Stuart gold.
Series: Golden Chronicles 6.
Rating: superb

Tales of the Jewelled Men (Georgian Period)

Time's Fool. St. Martin's, 1991; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1992.
Characters: Captain Gideon Rossiter & Lady Naomi Lutonville
Summary: Captain returns from the war to find his family ruined and uncovers a group of traitors known as the Jewelled Men.
Series: Tales of the Jewelled Men 1.
Rating: superb

Had We Never Loved. St. Martin's, 1992; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1993.
Characters: Horatio, Viscount Glendenning & Amy Consett
Summary: Viscount falls in love with a gypsy who rescues him from thugs.
Series: Tales of the Jewelled Men 2.
Rating: excellent Comments: Amy's accent got on my nerves.

Ask Me No Questions. St. Martin's, 1993; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1994.
Characters: Mr. Gordon Chandler (baronet's heir) & Mrs. Ruth Allington
Summary: Penniless widow finds work restoring a gentleman's fresco.
Series: Tales of the Jewelled Men 3.
Rating: superb

A Shadow's Bliss. St. Martin's, 1994; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1995.
Characters: Captain Jonathan Armitage & Miss Jennifer Britewell
Summary: East India Company captain loses his memory and is cared for by a lady after villains sink his ship.
Series: Tales of the Jewelled Men 4.
Rating: superb

Never Doubt I Love. St. Martin's, 1995; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1996.
Characters; Lieutenant Peregrine Cranford & Miss Zoe Grainger
Summary: Lady is invited to live with sisters who are involved in a sinister plot.
Series: Tales of the Jewelled Men 5.
Rating: superb

The Mandarin of Mayfair. St. Martin's, 1995; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1996.
Characters: Mr. August Falcon & Miss Gwendolyn Rossiter; Lt. James Morris & Miss Katrina Falcon; Sir Owen Furlong & Maria Barthelemy
Summary: Half-caste gentleman overcomes his aloofness, helps his friends defeat the Jewelled Men, and finds love.
Series: Tales of the Jewelled Men 6.
Rating: superb

Riddle Series (Regency Period)

The Riddle of Alabaster Royal. St. Martin's, 1997; reissued in paperback by Fawcett, 1998.
Characters: Captain Jack Vespa & Miss Consuela Jones
Summary: Captain returns from the war to claim his decrepit estate but finds it inhabited by a lady searching for her father's killer.
Rating: excellent
Series: Riddle Series #1

The Riddle of the Lost Lover. St. Martin's, 1998; reissued in paperback by Zebra, January 2000.
Characters: Mr. Jack Vespa aka Jack Keith & Miss Consuela Jones
Summary: Vespa pursues his real father across France and discovers that he is transporting a shipment of gold to pay Wellington's troops.
Series: Riddle Series #2
Rating: very good

The Riddle of the Reluctant Rake. St. Martin's 1999; reissued in paperback by Zebra, January 2001.
Characters: Lt. Col. Hastings Adair & Miss Cecily Hall
Summary: When an officer accused of compromising a young lady is dishonorably discharged, he is determined to discover who set him up.
Series: Riddle Series #3
Rating: excellent

The Riddle of the Shipwrecked Spinster. St. Martin's, 2001.
Characters: Lt. Piers Cranford & Cordelia Stansbury
Summary: After being forced into a compromising situation with an eligible bachelor, a lady is shipwrecked for a year and returns to England to discover that her intended has rescinded his offer of marriage.
Series: Riddle Series #4; also sequel to Never Doubt I Love (Tales of the Jewelled Men #5) -- Piers Cranford is Peregrine Cranford's twin brother.

The Riddle of the Deplorable Dandy. St. Martin's, 2002
Characters: Gervaise Valerian & Elspeth Clayton
Summary: Hoping to save her imprisoned brother from execution for services to Madame Pompadour, a lady turns to a quick-tempered dandy and finds their mutual antipathy turning into unexpected romance.

Other

"Sweet Charlatan," in Autumn Loves. Fawcett, 1993.

Other Regencies as Gwyneth Moore.

Website: mandry.net/veryan (fan site)
 
 

Joan Vincent


Thomasina. Candlelight #570, 1980.
Characters: Marquess of Thornhill & Thomasina
Summary: After her father gambled away the family fortune and drove her mother to an early grave, a hoyden becomes a governess and scorns society but meets the lord who won her family's land.

The Education of Joanne. Candlelight #586, July 1980.
Characters: Jason, Lord Kenton & Lady Joanne Furness
Summary: Lord is determined to turn a shrew into a lady and wed her to another.
Period: Georgian

A Bond of Honour. Candlelight #595, 1980.
Characters: Adrian, Earl of Tretain & Lady Juliane Perrill
Summary: In order to escape France with her orphaned niece and nephew, a lady poses as an earl's wife.

A Scheme for Love. Candlelight #604, 1980.
Characters: Viscount Bartone & Mathilda, Lady Bartone
Summary: Widow must solve a mystery to find her husband's inheritance.

Rescued by Love. Candlelight #634, 1981.
Characters: Sarita & Deborah Durham
Summary: Two impoverished rector's daughters find their lives changed with the arrival of three noble matchmaking ladies.
Setting: Sussex
Period: Georgian

The Curious Rogue. Candlelight #650, 1981.
Characters: Comte de Cavilon & Elizabeth
Summary: A lady who is supposed to marry a foppish comte is drawn to a mysterious rogue who appears in her coach and kisses her.
Period: Georgian

The Audacious Miss. Candlelight #708, June 1982.
Characters: Roland, Lord Greydon & Miss Audacia Aderly
Summary: After a lord mistakes hoyden for a boy, she is sent to London to learn to be a lady.

The Promise Rose. Avalon, 2003.
Characters: Earl of Prideau & Lady Barry
Summary: A widow encumbered with her husband's debts is attracted to a masked stranger in Raneleagh Gardens but learns he is the man who broke a promise to her long ago.
Period: Georgian

The Betrothal. Avalon, 2005.
Characters: Duke of Hargrove & Louisa Elliott
Summary: A lady is determined to free herself and her cousin from arranged matches but falls for her cousin's intended - a duke in pursuit of an enemy agent.

Website: www.joanvincent.net
 
 

Daisy Vivian


The Forrester Inheritance: A Regency Entertainment. Walker, 1985.
Characters: Captain Brion Seymour & Miss Mariana Porter
Summary: Lady's inheritance depends upon her marrying within the family, which is surely the reason her loathsome cousin is wooing her.
Series: Includes characters from Return to Cheyne Spa.

Fair Game: A Comedy of Regency Manners. Walker, 1986.
Characters: Duke of Towans & Lady Augusta Mabyn
Summary: Lady establishes a genteel gaming salon in Cheyne Spa to finance her nieces' comeout.
Series: Followed by Return to Cheyne Spa.

Return to Cheyne Spa. Walker, 1988; reissued by Zebra, November 1990.
Characters: Tyger Dobyn & Miss Elinor Hardy
Summary: Penniless lady forced to become a dealer at a London gaming house is invited by a duchess to Cheyne Spa on the condition that she lure a rogue away from the duchess's niece.
Series: Sequel to Fair Game.

Also wrote Georgian romances.

Other Regencies as Meredith Leigh.










New Traditional Regencies
 

Joan Vincent

Never to Part. De Rigueur Press, 2013.
Summary: Family ghosts contrive to unite Lord Dremore with aura reading Daphne who believes he is responsible for her brother’s insolvency so that the couple can outwit the Dremore cousin who seeks their death and solve the clues to find the Dremore treasure on All Hallows Eve.


 
 
 

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