From the author of The Lost Queen, hailed as Outlander meets Camelot (Kirsty Logan, author of Things We Say in the Dark) and The Mists of Avalon for a new generation (Linnea Hartsuyker, author of The Golden Wolf), a rich, immersive (Kirkus Reviews) new novel in which a forgotten queen of sixth century Scotland claims her throne as war looms and her family is scattered to the winds. AD 573. Imprisoned in her chamber, Languoreth awaits news in torment. Her husband and son have ridden off to war against her brother, Lailoken. She doesnt yet know that her young daughter, Angharad, who was training with Lailoken to become a Wisdom Keeper, has been lost in the chaos. As one of the bloodiest battles of early medieval Scottish history abandons its survivors to the wilds of Scotland, Lailoken and his men must flee to exile in the mountains of the Lowlands, while 9-year-old Angharad must summon all Lailoken has taught her to follow her own destiny through the mysterious, mystical land of the Picts. In the aftermath of the battle, old political alliances unravel, opening the way for the ambitious adherents of the new religion: Christianity. Lailoken is half-mad with battle sickness, and Languoreth must hide her allegiance to the Old Way to survive her marriage to the next Christian king of Strathclyde. Worst yet, the new King of the Angles is bent on expanding his kingdom at any cost. Now the exiled Lailoken, with the help of a young warrior named Artur, may be the only man who can bring the warring factions together to defeat the encroaching Angles. But to do so, he must claim the role that will forever transform him. He must become the man known to history as Myrddin. Intrigue, rivalry, and magic among the mists of old Britain - The Forgotten Kingdom is an enchantment of a read!" (Kate Quinn, New York Times best-selling author)
©2020 Signe Pike (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
From the author of the international best seller The Light over London and The Whispers of War comes a poignant and unforgettable tale of five women living across three different times whose lives are all connected by one very special place. Present day: Emma Lovett, who has dedicated her career to breathing new life into long-neglected gardens, has just been given the opportunity of a lifetime: to restore the gardens of the famed Highbury House estate, designed in 1907 by her hero Venetia Smith. But as Emma dives deeper into the gardens past, she begins to uncover secrets that have long lain hidden. The year 1907: A talented artist with a growing reputation for her ambitious work, Venetia Smith has carved out a niche for herself as a garden designer to industrialists, solicitors, and bankers looking to show off their wealth with sumptuous country houses. When she is hired to design the gardens of Highbury House, she is determined to make them a triumph, but the gardens - and the people she meets - promise to change her life forever. The year 1944: When land girl Beth Pedley arrives at a farm on the outskirts of the village of Highbury, all she wants is to find a place she can call home. Cook Stella Adderton, on the other hand, is desperate to leave Highbury House to pursue her own dreams. And widow Diana Symonds, the mistress of the grand house, is anxiously trying to cling to her pre-war life now that her home has been requisitioned and transformed into a convalescent hospital for wounded soldiers. But when war threatens Highbury Houses treasured gardens, these three very different women are drawn together by a secret that will last for decades. In this sweeping novel reminiscent of Kate Mortons The Lake House and Kristin Harmels The Room on Rue Amélie, Julia Kelly explores the unexpected connections that cross time and the special places that bring people together forever.
©2021 Julia Kelly. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
Once upon a time...
A plague sweeps across the emerald hills of Ui Neiill, leaving a young midwife's father with months to live. To save her people, Sorcha makes a deal with a dangerous Fae. She must travel across the sea, through merrow and kelpie lands, to find a forgotten king on a crumbling throne.
Born king of the Seelie Fae, Eamonn fought battles unnumbered to uphold honor, duty, and freedom - until his twin brother sank a blade between his shoulders. Crystals grew from the wound, splitting open skin and bone. His people banished him to a cursed isle for his disfigurement, now king of criminals and fools.
With the help of brownies, pixies, and will-o'-the-wisps, Sorcha battles to break through his crystalline shell and persuade him to take back his stolen throne.
This determined beauty could come dangerously close to stealing his beastly heart.
©2017 Emma Hamm (P)2018 Emma Hamm
At the Netherfield Ball, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy are at wits end with each other. Darcy can no longer deny his growing attraction to her, but she is clearly not ready to hear him. Elizabeth is confused by the many versions of Mr. Darcy she has encountered. She seeks refuge from the crowds, including her ridiculous family, on the terrace. He finds solace in the empty library. Grappling with their own feelings, each look up at the night sky. The evening is fine and the stars shine in their multitude reminding Elizabeth and Darcy just how small they are. While looking up at the Heavens, each notices a shooting star streaking across the sky. And each makes a wish: to better understand the other. Neither is ready for what happens next. The day dawns bright but almost immediately, Elizabeth realizes something is very wrong. She is not in her room, not even in her own home. But it was not until she saw her - or rather his - reflection in the mirror that the magnitude of her situation becomes apparent. She has somehow come to inhabit Mr. Darcys body! Meanwhile Mr. Darcy, who had imbibed too much wine the night before, remains blissfully unaware of his situation while he sleeps. It was not until much later in the day than is his usual wont, that he finally awakes and discovers that he too is not himself. While Through Each Other's Eyes stays true to the overall character of the Pride and Prejudice, the radical change in the characters situation allows for some changes in perspective and timing, as well as some sensual situations but no explicit sex scenes. It includes all the original characters but also adds a few new ones.
©2019 Ashley Fass Rice (P)2019 Ashley Fass Rice
Robinswood Estate, County Waterford, 1950. Three sisters, the three men who love them, and a house that could consume them all. Assuming their roles as the new Lord and Lady Kenefick and returning to Robinswood with the plan to drag it back from the brink of dereliction is taking its toll on Kate and Sam. With a young family to raise, a very limited budget, and only Kates parents to help, the task seems insurmountable. Kates eldest sister Eve and her husband Bartley have found happiness in each other after some dark years, but when a face from the past appears, it seems that everything they have worked so hard to create is threatened. Aisling, the middle sister, is being evasive, and the family suspect that something is very wrong. On the face of it, she has it all - a lovely husband, a comfortable house, and a supportive family. But she is in deep trouble, and nobody can even guess at the real reason why. Meanwhile, Lady Lillian, Sams sister, is useless and arrogant, refusing to accept that things have changed and that her title is not going to get her what she wants, least of all from her husband Beau. In the midst of it all, Dermot and Isabella Murphy try their best to maintain a life and a home for their family, but the trials and tribulations of life at Robinswood might just tear them all apart.
©2019 Jean Grainger (P)2020 Jean Grainger
The sequel to Heart of the Fae, where Beauty and the Beast meets Irish mythology Once upon a time.... Heartache dogs the steps of Sorcha of Ui Neill. Although she is home with her family, she is unable to shake the memories of her time in Hy-brasil. She heals with a heavy heart, tells stories with melancholy words, and cannot forget the magic of the Otherworld. When an opportunity arises to return to her beloved Fae Prince, she makes a questionable deal. Dark magic, druidic curses, and a witch open a portal and send her tumbling into the middle of a war she must end for the sake of all who dwell in the Otherworld. Saving the faeries will not be easy when she has become a woman they fear. The once-banished king battles his way through the Otherworld, freeing the Lesser Fae with each swing of his sword. Each attack turns Eamonn into something far more beastly than before. Geodes multiply and hinder his movements, harden his heart, and crystalize his resolve. Together, they face the King of the Seelie Fae and his golden army to end the war that will change the fate of the Otherworld forever. It is suggested to listen to Heart of the Fae before this book
©2017 Emma Hamm (P)2018 Emma Hamm
The rogue... A master spy with the face of a fallen angel and a darkly heroic past, Lord Robert Andreville returns to his ancestral home in Yorkshire after a dozen harrowing years spying against Napoleon. But nothing soothes his ravaged spirit until a determined young beauty sweeps into his life. The runaway... Half Mohawk and all American, Maxima Collins is a wary stranger in a strange land, but she will let nothing halt her journey to London to learn the truth about her father's sudden death...not even a self-appointed guardian who is all lazy charm and dangerous skill. Together, they travel across England, evading pursuers and circling each other in a dance of desire, where truth is elusive and only passion is sure. Then, dark secrets shatter their idyll, and only love has the power to heal the past.
©1990 Mary Jo Putney (P)2019 Mary Jo Putney
A New York Times best-selling novel Can a woman with a past and a man with no future find lasting love? Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton, has always taken the duties of his rank seriously - until a doctor's grim diagnosis sends him running from his world of privilege. Traveling incognito, he yearns to experience life to the fullest in what time he has left. When Stephen rescues a drowning child, he is drawn into the warm embrace of the Fitzgeralds, a family theatrical troupe brimming with laughter and affection. And their enchanting, compassionate daughter, Rosalind Jordan, stirs emotions he's never known before. Widowed young, Rosalind is happy organizing her exuberant, close-knit family. She doesn't expect to fall in love with a quiet stranger, whose wit and kindness speak to her heart. When Stephen tells Rosalind the truth of his condition and proposes marriage, she accepts despite the shadow of inevitable loss. Together, they find profound passion and companionship. Yet neither dares speak of love, for only a miracle will give them the future they desperately desire....
©2018 Mary Jo Putney (P)2019 Mary Jo Putney
He called himself Peregrine, the wanderer, and he came to London for revenge... Like the falcon he named himself for, Peregrine is wild and free, an exotic prince who fascinates 1839 London with his wealth, mystery, and dangerous allure. He emerged from his mysterious Asiatic past to exact retribution for an appalling crime. Nothing and no one can stop him - except perhaps Lady Sara St. James, whose fragile beauty conceals a gentle heart, genuine goodness, and a soul of steel. Unable to resist his seductive charm, Lady Sara turns away from her ordered life to embrace a man she loves, but cannot fully trust. In Sara, Peregrine sees a chance for a life beyond revenge. But can he keep her without revealing his devastating secrets? Or protect her from the enemy he has vowed to destroy? The Silk Trilogy: Silk and Shadows Silk and Secrets Veils of Silk About the author A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling author, Mary Jo Putney's novels are known for psychological depth and intensity and include historical and contemporary romance, fantasy, and young adult fantasy. Winner of numerous writing awards, including two RITAs, three Romantic Times Career Achievement awards, and the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America, she has had numerous books listed among Library Journal's and Booklist's top romances of the year.
©2013 Mary Jo Putney (P)2020 Mary Jo Putney
Nestled within an enchanted forest is the Grove, a community where witches and warlocks practice elemental magic, brew mystical potions, and lock their cellars against beer thieving gnomes. Life is quiet and uneventful. Well, except when Hazel's long-lost father uses necromancy to trap her dead mother's soul. That simply won't do. Necromancy is forbidden in the Grove, and for good reason too. Nobody wants filthy corpses shambling around, mussing up one's garden. Hazel is determined to find her father and undo his treachery. But despite Hazel's plans of becoming a one-woman army, she can't do everything alone. It's not until wild sister Holly convinces her to leave the house for once and go to a party that Hazel finds a pair of unlikely allies in two bickering warlock brothers. Together, the four of them go on a journey that takes them out of the Grove and into a world where necromancy reigns and the dead won't respectfully stay in the grave. Hazel will do whatever it takes to stop her father and save her mother's soul. Even if it means turning to necromancy. Even if it means losing her friends. Because they would never help a necromancer. Would they?
©2019 Sara C. Snider (P)2019 Sara C. Snider
Dublin 1950 Liesl Bannon has never felt like she was truly at home anywhere, not since her mother placed her and her brother Erich on the last Kindertransport out of Berlin in 1939. Shed been so much more fortunate than most Jews, saved from the horrors of the Nazi regime. Being adopted by Elizabeth and Daniel Lieber meant she and Erich spent the war in Northern Ireland, safe and loved, but Liesl always knew something was missing. When an opportunity to return to Berlin to represent her university presents itself, she is so torn. Should she go back to the city that rejected her and her family, would it be too harrowing, or would it feel like home? In Berlin, a chance encounter with an old family friend sparks emotions for Liesl that shed suppressed since she was a child. She finds herself desperately wanting to go back to those carefree days before Hitler, when life made sense, but why was her family so set against her return? Was it because they were worried about her as they claimed, or was there a darker, more sinister reason? The Hard Way Home is the third book in the best-selling Star and the Shamrock series.
©2020 by Jean Grainger (P)2021 by Spoken Realms
The Beauty and the Beast: a haunted and hidden lord, a desperate young beauty, and a marriage of convenience between two people who yearn for more.... James Markland, Lord Falconer, knows that he is ugly, very ugly, and he lives a life of seclusion, wearing a heavily cowled mantle to conceal his face from the world. When he learns that a neighboring girl, the exquisite, young Ariel Hawthorne, is about to be sold into marriage with a revolting lecher, he offers her the only protection he can: his name. Of course it will be a marriage in name only, because what woman could want him? A talented artist, Ariel is cursed by her beauty and vulnerability. Though she never sees her husband's face, she is drawn to his kindness and generosity, but he is determined to push her away. Will he allow her to love him before it's too late? Perhaps the magic of Christmas can bring them together.... This seasonal stand-alone Regency novella is also published in the author's Christmas Revels collection. About the Author A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling author, Mary Jo Putney's novels are known for psychological depth and intensity and include historical and contemporary romance, fantasy, and young adult fantasy. Winner of numerous writing awards, including two RITAs, three Romantic Times Career Achievement awards, and the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America, she has had numerous books listed among Library Journals and Booklist's top romances of the year.
©1992 Mary Jo Putney (P)2020 Mary Jo Putney
A joyous, exuberantly fun-filled novel of second chances. An absolute delight from start to finish! (Sarah Haywood, New York Times best-selling author) Bracing, hilarious, warm, this novel is as wayward and mad as the human heart. (Judy Blundell, New York Times best-selling author) A hilarious and heartfelt debut novel following three generations of a boisterous Irish family whose simmering tensions boil over when a home aide enters the picture, becoming the calamitous force that will either undo or remake this family - perfect for fans of Whered You Go, Bernadette and Evvie Drake Starts Over. When Kevin Gogartys irrepressible 83-year-old mother, Millie, is caught shoplifting yet again, he has no choice but to hire a caretaker to keep an eye on her. Kevin, recently unemployed, is already at his wits end tending to a full house while his wife travels to exotic locales for work, leaving him solo with his sulky, misbehaved teenaged daughter, Aideen, whose troubles escalate when she befriends the campus rebel at her new boarding school. Into the Gogarty fray steps Sylvia, Millies upbeat American home aide, who appears at first to be their saving grace - until she catapults the Gogarty clan into their greatest crisis yet. With charm, humor, and pathos to spare, Good Eggs is a delightful study in self-determination; the notion that its never too late to start living; and the unique redemption that family, despite its maddening flaws, can offer.
©2021 Rebecca Hardiman. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
A Desperate Lord As rebel, soldier, hero, and spy, Kenneth Wilding had never known defeat. But nothing can save his heritage when he returns from the wars to an empty title and a ravaged estate. Nothing - until a stranger offers a devil's bargain: financial salvation in return for Kenneth's special subversive skills. Reluctantly Kenneth enters the household of the greatest artist in England to unmask a terrible crime. Instead, he discovers something infinitely more dangerous: a tantalizing new way of life and an irresistible woman. Everything he has always wanted - and can never have. A Scandalous Lady Her reputation ruined by a disastrous elopement, tempestuous Rebecca Seaton withdraws to her attic studio and buries herself in her painting. Then Kenneth Wilding sweeps into her life with his pirate's face and poet's soul. Warily, they slide into a duel of desire that brings both searing risks and shattering fulfillment. But Kenneth's secret mission comes between them, unleashing a danger that threatens Rebecca's life even as passion sweeps them into a river of fire that transforms their very souls.... Books in the Fallen Angels series: Book 1: Thunder & Roses Book 2: Dancing on the Wind Book 3: Petals in the Storm Book 4: Angel Rogue Book 5: Shattered Rainbows Book 6: River of Fire Book 7: One Perfect Rose
©2012 Mary Jo Putney (P)2019 Mary Jo Putney
Berlin, 1944. Ariella Bannon is being hunted. Someone is determined to betray her as a Jew, but she has survived against incredible odds, and the end is in sight. She will be reunited with her precious children, no matter what it takes. Meanwhile, Liesl and Erich have found a home in Ireland, away from the chaos of war-ravaged Europe. As the dark news of what has happened to the Jews filters through, they are torn - love for their mother and their home on one hand, and the profound sense of peace and belonging they have in Ballycreggan, on the other. Like all the other children who escaped Nazi territory on the Kindertransport, they must wait to hear the fate of their loved ones. For their foster parents Elizabeth and Daniel, their dearest wish, that Ariella would survive the war, is also their deepest fear. Would her return mean the loss of the children they have come to think of as their own? As the Third Reich crumbles under relentless Allied bombs, Ariella is careful, but Berlin is a very dangerous place to be, and somebody knows she survived. Can she take one last enormous risk to be reunited with Liesl and Erich, or will her betrayer see her finally captured? The Emerald Horizon is the long-awaited sequel to the best seller The Star and the Shamrock.
©2019 Jean Grainger (P)2020 Jean Grainger
Once upon a time
A town will only suffer the presence of a witch for as long as she is useful. Aisling watches the flames lick her thighs and prays for a quick death. But when an Unseelie prince appears through the smoke, she does what any self respecting witch would do. She curses him. Bran should never have traveled to the human realm, and is shocked when a witch binds them together. His life is hers and he refuses to die. He saves her from the fires, casts a hex on the townsfolk for good measure, then whisks her away to safety. His only stipulation? She has to remove the binding curse. Unfortunately for them both, she cant. Witch and Unseelie must travel across the Otherworld to break the ties that bind them. Secrets and lies stand between them, but both will stop at nothing to save themselves.
©2018 Emma Hamm (P)2019 Emma Hamm
A rash act, a mistaken identity, and a Christmas surprise... Major Jack Howard, a weary veteran of the Peninsular Wars, has just returned to England and intends to travel to an unwelcoming family home for Christmas. But when a pompous secretary gives him too many orders, Jack hops on the next stagecoach leaving the London inn, not caring where its going. Too much whisky to stave off freezing leaves him sleeping it off in a different inn - and when an attractive young woman asks if hes Jack Howard, he happily goes home with her. Despite vile weather, Meg Lambert drives to the local inn to collect her brothers friend, Jack Howard, but since shes never met the man, she doesnt realize that shes brought home the wrong Jack Howard. Jack realizes her mistake when he awakes the next morning with an aching head - but he finds a warmth and welcome with Meg and her family that hes yearned for all his life. He cant bring himself to admit that hes a cuckoo in her nest - but what will happen when Megs brother and the right Jack Howard turn up for Christmas? This seasonal stand-alone Regency novella is also published in the author's Christmas Revels collection. About the author New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling author Mary Jo Putney's novels are known for psychological depth and intensity and include historical and contemporary romance, fantasy, and young adult fantasy. Winner of numerous writing awards, including two RITAs, three Romantic Times Career Achievement awards, and the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America, she has had numerous books listed among Library Journals and Booklist's top romances of the year.
©1991 Mary Jo Putney (P)2019 Mary Jo Putney
A RITA Award finalist. Broken dreams and second chances. Honed by danger and haunted by the past, Lord Michael Kenyon finds it easy to risk his life for his countrys sake. But in the shadow of Waterloo, he faces a far more dangerous threat - the loss of his heart to the beautiful battlefield nurse who saves his life yet can never be his. Called a saint for her virtue and selfless courage, only Catherine Melbourne knows the tragic flaw at the core of her spirit. In Michael Kenyon, she sees the strength and kindness she craves, yet for honors sake, she must conceal her love and send him away. Even when freed from her empty marriage, she conceals the truth because of the bleak knowledge she can never again be any mans wife. Then fate offers Catherine a fortune, a title, a heritage for her daughter - if Michael will impersonate her husband on a visit to a wild Cornish island. Reluctantly, he agrees to the masquerade. But what begins as a simple journey leads them into a shattering vortex of danger and betrayal - and a fiercely passionate love that can no longer be denied. Titles in the Fallen Angels series: Thunder & Roses Dancing on the Wind Petals in the Storm Angel Rogue Shattered Rainbows River of Fire One Perfect Rose About the author: A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling author, Mary Jo Putney's novels are known for psychological depth and intensity and include historical and contemporary romance, fantasy, and young adult fantasy.
©1996 Mary Jo Putney (P)2018 Mary Jo Putney
Love and betrayal.... A cool master of sensuality, Rafael Whitbourne, the Duke of Candover, earned his rakish reputation in the silken boudoirs of Londons highborn ladies, never giving away his hand or his heart. Then a vital mission for his government takes Rafe to Paris to work with the Countess Madga Janos, the most beautiful spy in Europe. He is appalled to discover that the smoky eyed temptress is no Hungarian countess, but the deceitful doxie who betrayed him a dozen years earlier - the only woman he ever loved, and the only one hes ever despised. Margot Ashton wants nothing more than to walk away from her turbulent past and the mesmerizing man who ruined her life. But patriotism binds them together in a shadowland of intrigue where a diabolical plot may plunge a continent back into war - and a whirlwind of passion sweeps Margot and Rafe into a shattering passion that cannot be denied. Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Certificate of Excellence The Fallen Angels series: Book 1: Thunder & Roses Book 2: Dancing on the Wind Book 3: Petals in the Storm Book 4: Angel Rogue Book 5: Shattered Rainbows Book 6: River of Fire Book 7: One Perfect Rose
©2011 Mary Jo Putney (P)2019 Mary Jo Putney
When Elizabeth's father dies unexpectedly, she is surprised to find that the proud, arrogant Mr. Darcy wants to marry her - and even more surprised when her uncle tells her why. But after they are married she begins to see a different side of her husband. Darcy thinks that Elizabeth has married him for love, but slowly begins to realize that all is not as it appears in their marriage. Will he still love her when the truth is revealed? Will our two favorite characters overcome their misunderstandings and achieve a marriage based on more than duty and obligation? This is a Pride and Prejudice variation brought to you by the author of Mr. Darcy's Persistent Pursuit, Love's Fool: The Taming of Lydia Bennet, and One False Step.
©2017 Kindle Press (P)2018 Esther Wyatt
Ariella Bannon has no choice. She must put her precious children Liesl and Erich on that train or allow them to become prey for the Nazis. Berlin 1939. When her husband doesnt come home one day, Ariella realizes that the only way she can ensure her Jewish childrens safety is to avail of the Kindertransport, but can she bear to let them go? A thousand miles away, Elizabeth Klein has closed herself off from the world. Losing her husband on the last day of the Great War and her child months later, she cannot, will not, love again. It hurts too much. But she is all Liesl and Erich Bannon have. Thrown together in the wild countryside of Northern Ireland, Elizabeth and the Bannon children discover that life in the country is anything but tranquil. Danger and intrigue lurk everywhere, and some people are not what they seem. From the streets of wartime Berlin, to the bombed out city of Liverpool, and finally resting in the lush valleys of the Ards Penisula, The Star and the Shamrock from USA Today best-selling author Jean Grainger is a pause resister.
©2019 Jean Grainger (P)2020 Jean Grainger
Katherine Rogers has everything a young woman could hope for in 1849 Scotland...except the freedom to make her own choices. The last thing she wants to do is to get married, and then, she meets James Spenser. Can there be any future together for the outspoken daughter of a railway owner and the charming young man working on the project? This is the first book in the Railway Romance series. These books show how trains and the building of the railway tracks brought people together. Often people, who would never have met any other way...and the romances that crossed economic, class, and even cultural lines. If you ever have the chance, ride a train. Especially with someone you love.
©2017 Lorri Moulton (P)2017 Lorri Moulton