Mary Kruger has been writing for many moons and has the gray hair to prove it.
She is the author of the acclaimed Gilded Age mystery series, featuring sleuthing pair Matt Devlin and Brooke Cassidy; she has also written two contemporary set knitting mysteries, published by Pocked Books. Under her secret identity of Mary Kingsley she is also the best-selling author of Regency and historical romances, and has been nominated for RWA's prestigious RITA award. Mary began telling herself stories at a very young age and just never stopped. She believes the only good book is one that comes from the heart.
In addition to writing, Mary is a librarian. she has taught at Southcoast Learning Community in Massachusetts, and at Brown University's Learning Community. When she is not playing Freecell, she enjoys reading, needlework, and, of course, chocolate. She lives in a seaside city rich with history with her adored daughter and total boss, Samantha. She is currently working on reissuing the Gilded Age series in ebook format.
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When Sabrina travels to England to find her family, she doesn’t expect to fall in love with Oliver, Duke of Bainbridge. Nor does Oliver, fearing that she’s a fortune hunter, plan to fall in love with her. As their love deepens and Sabrina becomes enmeshed in a web of deception, she faces a terrible dilemma. What will happen if Oliver learns the secret in her past?
Blythe Marden’s life is dull and proper, though inside she longs for more. Then fate takes her to London on a hanging day. She is drawn to the condemned man. Suddenly he escapes. Simon Woodley, unjustly convicted, doesn't intend to force Blythe to join his dash to freedom, but in her he finds an unexpected ally. Now they are thrust into danger. Only love has the power to end a deadly charade.
An Inconvenient Affair
Jeremy, Viscount Stanton, can't marry for love. Althea Jameson, a widow, has no desire to marry again. But when Jeremy becomes engaged to someone who is all wrong for him, Althea realizes her true feelings. Their affair is more than inconvenient; it seems impossible. But when the chance comes for something more, will Althea have the courage to reach for happiness?
A Summer Folly
When the Duke of Tremont summons Anne Templeton home to England, she is wary. Seven years before she jilted Giles for his cousin. Now she must face the man she still loves, folly though it seems.
Taking charge of his late cousin’s affairs seemed simple to Giles. But there’s nothing simple about his feelings for Anne. During their summer at Brighton, will they find that folly can be very wise?
In a Pirate's Arms
Taken captive by the Raven, a dangerous pirate, on a voyage to England, Miss Rebecca Talbot offers to be his mistress, in return for her sister's safety. Neither expect passion to flare between them. But the Raven hides more secrets than Rebecca can guess, and when he sails away she is left to face an uncertain future, missing the love she found in a pirate's arms.
The Rake's Reward
When Lady Cecily Randall appears involved in a plot to overthrow the government, Alexander Darcy is pressed into service. Who better than a rake to investigate a woman? But Alex finds that Cecily is the kind of woman who just might make a rake want to reform.
An Unsuitable Wife
Believing he has been trapped into marriage by a scheming miss, Justin, Earl of Chatleigh, fears he has made a disastrous match with Melissa Selby. Melissa, running from a dangerous past, fears she has gotten herself into even deeper trouble. But this most unsuitable bride is determined to be a suitable wife - and she will do whatever she has to to win her husband’s love.
The Crystal Heart
Alana Sterling has been making her way in life for years. John, Viscount Kirkwood, has taken a job as a wager. Neither expect to find love, but they are drawn together. Their lives are complicated, though, by secrets, and by Sir Gabriel Follett-a ghost.
It just might take some ghostly meddling to make two stubborn people see past their pride and admit their love, with a crystal heart.
Gifts of the Heart
Life long ago settled into a comfortable routine for Robert and Eliza Evans. Robert is active in politics in Regency London, while Eliza remains on their country estate with their children. But when Eliza becomes pregnant, cracks appear in their marriage. Can they learn what the important gifts of love are, before it's too late? Originally published in A Mother's Love, by Mary Kingsley.