Lady Sydney Hathwell has traveled all the way to America to meet her betrothed–only to to discover that he is a self-important, womanizing cad whom she could never love. Orphaned and alone, she disappears to the only place she can think of, the Texas ranch of her mother’s American brother, an uncle whom she has never met. Uncle Fuller’s heart is as good as gold, but he’s adamantly opposed to having women on the ranch. Mistaking Sydney’s androgynous name for a boy’s name, he invites his “nephew” out to the ranch….
When their father dies of an apoplectic attack, the four Summers sisters and their mother must find a way to earn an income if they are to avoid descending into utter poverty. The gentlewomen have the blessing of owning their own large house in the ocean village of Sea View, and at the prompting of their managing older sister Sarah, they resolve to become a popular seaside boarding house….
Klassen’s novels are always shot through with strands of mystery, but this is the first one that I remember being a straight-up murder mystery….
This book explores a second chance at love as Sophie grieves the death of one man and gradually has her heart healed and transformed to love another….
As an agent for the crown, younger son Marcus Haverly has often risked life and limb in service of his country. With the demise of his father and older brother, however, he now bears the ducal title. Irked by his mother’s nagging, Marcus comes up with a plan to fulfill his obligations to his family by marrying and siring an heir while still being able to carry on his missions for the crown…
When Evan Eldridge returns from the Continent, a wounded war-hero, he has no idea what kind of reward the Prince Regent has in store for him. Having saved the life of the Regent’s godson, Evan finds himself in the bizarre position of being elevated to the peerage. And along with the title of earl and a broken-down manor house, the Regent is also bestowing on him the hand of a girl he’s just met…
Evelyn Bray lives in a world between two classes. Fallen into genteel poverty and granddaughter to the steward of the Wyndcliff estate, she is not quite a servant, but not quite a lady. When Liam Twethewey, the young heir who is just come of age, comes out to inspect his estate, he finds himself drawn to his steward’s granddaughter….
An observer of life, Lily takes in the activity and artistry of the world around her, both with her eyes and the aperture of her camera…
When the new Lord Stildon returns from India, every lady in the surrounding neighborhood is eager to assess his eligibility … More
Rachel Taylor is a little jealous that her friend Sally is the one getting married, not her. But when rumors … More