Barbara Cartland

Biography

Barbara Cartland was the world’s most prolific novelist who wrote an amazing 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages.
As well as romantic novels, she wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery.
She wrote her first book at the age of 21 and it was called Jigsaw. It became an immediate bestseller and sold 100,000 copies in hardback in England and all over Europe in translation.
Between the ages of 77 and 97 she increased her output and wrote an incredible 400 romances as the demand for her romances was so strong all over the world.
She wrote her last book at the age of 97 and it was entitled perhaps prophetically The Way to Heaven.
Her books have always been immensely popular in the United States where in 1976 her current books were at numbers 1 & 2 in the B. Dalton bestsellers list, a feat never achieved before or since by any author.
Barbara Cartland became a legend in her own lifetime and will be best remembered for her wonderful romantic novels so loved by her millions of readers throughout the world, who have always collected her books to read again and again, especially when they feel miserable or depressed.
Her books will always be treasured for their moral message, her pure and innocent heroines, her handsome and dashing heroes, her blissful happy endings and above all for her belief that the power of love is more important than anything else in everyone’s life.

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Barbara Cartland was the world’s most prolific novelist who wrote an amazing 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages.

Books

Lord Ravenscars Revenge
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,450. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
On receipt of a desperate letter, demure young beauty Romara Shaldon rushes to the aid of her distressed sister Caryl, who has run away with the disreputable and cruel Sir Harvey Wychbold, who not only mistreats her, but also refuses to marry her when he finds she is with child.
The Unwanted Wedding
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,510. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The heart-breakingly handsome Duke of Tynemouth is appalled to find that his torrid affaire d’coeur with the alluring Aline, Countess of Langstone, is destined to end, because Queen Victoria insists that he marries one of Prince Albert’s German relatives, who is fat and ugly.
The Disgraceful Duke
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,660. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Innocent and lovely Shimona Bardsley’s father, the celebrated actor Beau Bardsley, has fallen desperately ill and yet he insists on persevering with the evening’s performance as Hamlet at The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. A concerned Shimona accompanies him to the theatre where she overhears the notoriously disreputable Duke of Ravenstone – known as ‘His Disgrace’ – offering her father the huge sum
The Outrageous Lady
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,380. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Society beauty Galatea, ‘the outrageous Lady Roysdon’ is the talk of the town, especially of the Social whirl that surrounds the Prince Regent when his Court arrives in the spring in the fashionable spa town of Brighton. She is a magnet for countless suitors, not least the over-amorous D’Arcy, the Earl of Sheringham, whose advances she repels unceasingly –
Gift Of the Gods
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,330. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Impoverished by their father’s habit of writing dull books that no one wants to buy, outstandingly beautiful sisters Penelope and Alisa Wynton despair of ever taking their rightful place in the Social world – until Penelope has an outrageous idea!
Love Forbidden
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,580. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Having watched her dissolute father squander the family’s fortune on his disreputable and extravagant lifestyle, young flame-haired beauty Aria Milborne despises the empty glamour of Society. So she is dismayed when she is forced take a job with an American millionaire in order to save the beloved family home, Queen’s Folly, where her brother, Charles, works night and day to make ends meet.
Signpost To Love
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,670. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Dispatched on a secret mission to Paris by the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Benjamin Disraeli, the dashing Earl of Hawkshead is held up on the road out of Calais by an accident between a post chaise and a diligence.
The Husband Hunters
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,180. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
After the death of her parents, young Andrina Maldon has selflessly borne the responsibility not only for the running a household impoverished by her father’s profligacy but also for the future happiness of her two sisters. Strikingly beautiful as they are, there is no hope of their finding a suitable suitor without someone to introduce them to the Social world.
A Royal Rebuke
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,580. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Dashing Lord Victor Brooke has displeased his Godmother, Her Majesty Queen Victoria, with his latest indiscretion with one of her more attractive Ladies-in-Waiting and he is dismayed to find that his punishment means missing his beloved Social Season in London!
Punished with Love
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,600. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Almost identical in their golden-haired, blue-eyed beauty and similarly named, cousins Antonia ‘Toni’ Combe and Latonia Hythe are nevertheless very different personalities.
Say Yes Samantha
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,370. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Samantha Clyde, the beautiful, and dutiful daughter of the ailing Vicar of Little Poolbrook in Worcestershire , lives a cosy sheltered life attending to her father’s needs and helping out with the Church bazaar at The Castle her impoverished family once owned.
A Very Unusual Wife
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,970. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
When the imperious Alston, Marquis of Falcon cynically announces that he is interested in marrying his daughter in order to gain a Royal appointment, the Earl of Warnborough is thoroughly pleased.
The Peril and The Prince
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,330. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
THE PERIL AND THE PRINCE Vida Anstruther’s father has gone missing on his latest secret mission, ostensibly to Hungary and her sixth sense tells her that he has actually gone undercover to Russia and is in desperate danger, perhaps at the ruthless hands of the Czar’s Secret Police.
The Poor Governess
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,970. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Lara, the beautiful red-headed daughter of Lord Hurlington, a country Parson, is horrified to hear that her friend, Jane, is on the verge of a breakdown after being horribly pursued by the lecherous Lord Magor, a regular guest at The Priory, the fabulous stately home of the Marquis of Keyston, to whose niece Jane is Governess.
Love is Dangerous
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,780. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Employed by the beautiful but mean Mrs. Schuster as a lady’s companion on her trop to Morocco, Melina Lindsay is thrilled to at last visit the beautiful land of which her late father had talked with such fondness. But when , jealous of the attention Melina’s beauty and youth attract, Mrs. Schuster peremptorily sacks her, she finds herself her alone and helpless in a strange country .
Saved By A Saint
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,520. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
After years of fighting with the Duke of Wellington against Napoleon, the Marquis of Melverley has neglected his family seat, preferring his dalliances with London’s Beau Monde beauties.
Love Lifts The Curse
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,390. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Young London man about town Hamish McMurdock bears a grudge against his uncle, the Earl of Kilmurdock, because he refused to consider Hamish’s money-making plan of selling lobsters, crabs and salmon from the family estate
A Tangled Web
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,140. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Demure young beauty Carola Greton’s brother, Sir Peter, comes home from London with a very strange proposition for his sister. He asks her to pretend for a few days to be the wife of his friend, the Marquis of Broxburne!
The Impetuous Duchess
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,620. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
When the austere, reserved Drue, the Duke of Warminster, is asked by a servant at a Scottish posting inn if he will give a lift to a little old lady whose carriage has broken down, he reluctantly agrees.
Dollars for the Duke
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,470. Language: British English. Published: November 17, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Following the sudden death of his rakish father, Seldon Burn unexpectedly inherits the title of Duke of Otterburn. Returning to the family estate, he swiftly discovers that the title is the only thing he has inherited – along with a mountain of his father’s debts and nothing to pay them with.
The Chieftain Without a Heart
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,680. Language: British English. Published: November 17, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
London Socialite and friend of King George IV, the Duke of Strathnarn enjoys his London life is reluctant and resentful when he inherits from his hated father the title – and onerous responsibilities – of Chieftain of the Clan McNarn. Arriving bitterly angry in the highland fiefdom he fled as a youth, he’s faced with a terrible dilemma.
The Unbreakable Spell
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,910. Language: British English. Published: November 17, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Oppressed and trodden on by her aunt and uncle, the Duke and Duchess of Bruntwick, who despise her because her father died in debt and her mother was French, Rocana Brunt yearns to escape the confines of their Bruntwick Castle.
Love Comes West
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,390. Language: British English. Published: November 17, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
When beautiful nineteen-year-old Roberta’s beloved father, the Earl of Wentworth, dies, she is left alone and bereft in North Africa. Now she must travel to America to live with her aunt, Lady Margaret. On finally arriving, she is dismayed to find that she has died, her preacher husband has disappeared and that a cruel local Minister lives there instead, savagely mistreating Lady Margaret’s young
Love Leaves at Midnight
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,740. Language: British English. Published: November 17, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
With her flaming red hair and emerald green eyes, Xenia’s unusual beauty makes her stand out in any crowd – that is until she unexpectedly meets her long lost cousin, Johanna, amidst the wreckage of a railway accident. Incredulous at finding her mirror image and desperate for a friend, Xenia’s initial joy is soon replaced by misgivings when Johanna suggests an outrageous plan to swap lives .
The Magic of Love
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,980. Language: British English. Published: November 17, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Banished by her malicious stepmother, Lady Cranleigh, after the death of her father, Melita braves a long and lonely sea voyage from England to the Caribbean island of Martinique. With a heavy heart at leaving her childhood home, as her father has left her penniless, she has no choice but to comply with her stepmother’s bidding and accept her reduced circumstances with grace.
As Eagles Fly
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,780. Language: British English. Published: November 17, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
The handsome and aristocratic, thirty-five year old diplomat Lord Athelstan knows that he is heading for trouble on his mission to the Caucasus to investigate how long the legendary Shamyl, the Imam of Daghestan, can hold out against the invading Russians. But little does he expect to be faced with another kind of conflict - with a beautiful young hostage imprisoned in the Imam's stronghold.
The Castle Made for Love
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,470. Language: British English. Published: November 17, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Just eighteen, beautiful and intelligent, Yola Beauharnais lives a blessed Fairy tale life at her magnificent family castle on the Loire. Then her grandmother announces that she has been promised in marriage by her late beloved father to the Marquis de Montereau. Yola is appalled.
Ola and the Sea Wolf
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,530. Language: British English. Published: November 17, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Marquis of Elvington, heartbroken to discover the woman he intended to marry has deceived him, decides to leave England and put as many miles as possible between them. Handsome, intelligent and a great favourite at the Court of King William IV and Queen Adelaide, the Marquis is used to the admiration of women and respect of men, so the duplicity of his intended wife strikes him a cruel blow.
The Prisoner Of Love
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,500. Language: British English. Published: November 17, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Amidst the exciting preparations for the grand opening of Prince Albert's prized Crystal Palace, a young orphan, Sorilda, is being forced into marriage by her recently cuckolded uncle, the Duke of Nuneaton. Having sheltered lovely Sorilda since the tragic death of her parents, the usually fair-minded Duke has been driven to jealous retaliation by his deceitful new Duchess.
A Wilder Kind of Love
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,040. Language: British English. Published: October 31, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Brought up in London by her widowed mother and her step-uncle and Guardian, Sir Uriel Reece, the beautiful Rosaleena knows little about the estate in Ireland she is about to inherit together with the lovely Rosscullen House. All she knows is that it is the place where she was born and where her father, the late Lord Rosscullen, died.
Beyond the Horizon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,820. Language: British English. Published: October 31, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
About to leave her school, the Five Oaks Boarding School for Young Ladies, the beautiful but penniless Rosilda Harvey is told by her unsympathetic Guardian that she must take a junior teacher’s job at the school and not come and live with her in the Lake District as she had hoped.
Crowned by Music
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,960. Language: British English. Published: October 31, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Earl Granville travels to Windsor Castle for an audience with Queen Victoria. He had been asked by Count Yuri Unkar of Samosia, a small but significant country in the Balkans if an English bride of Royal Blood could be found to marry Prince Ivor and thus ensure the country’s protection of Great Britain and the Union Jack.
Soft, Sweet & Gentle
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,980. Language: British English. Published: October 31, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Lady Georgina Lang returns to The Castle from her father’s funeral to wonder what the future holds for her. Because her father had always longed for a son to succeed him, he had brought her up and educated her exactly as if she was a boy. She dressed as a boy and, although she had been christened Georgina, he liked calling her George.
The Bride Runs Away
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,380. Language: British English. Published: October 31, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The beautiful Iona Langdale is walking in her favourite wood the day before her wedding, which is planned to be a huge Society event with marquees and fireworks and attended by her large family and all her smart friends from London. She is musing dreamily about how happy she will be once she is married to her next door neighbour, John Moreton, whom she has known since childhood.
94 The Queen Wins
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,240. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Honourable Richard Brooke, the younger son of the Earl of Grandbrooke becomes a close friend of Prince Ivan of Karlova.The Prince however does not use his title as he is incognito. He is therefore known as Ivan Sazon.As is usual in Aristocratic families, Richard, as the second son is ordained and is then appointed to a Parish in Oxford.
95 Love and the Gods
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,340. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Queen Victoria sends for the Duke of Sherbourne and asks him to undertake a very secret mission on her behalf. It is so secret that only his loyal valet, Jenkins, is told.The Duke agrees and it takes him to Greece where he had not been for some years.He visits King George who is the same age as he is and whom he has known in the past.
96. Joined By Love
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,850. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Beautiful Lady Lucilla Welton is all alone in the world, having lost both her parents in a tragic accident. She has nowhere to go and so she stays with her cruel and distant Aunt Maud, who wants to marry her off as soon as possible. An ardent suitor is at hand – the rich Texan, Harkness Jackson – but his proposal is not one Lucilla could ever contemplate.
97. The Duke Is Deceived
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,110. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
DECEIVEDSUMMARYPrincess Zelda of Brienz in Switzerland is being harassed by her father to marry a King or Prince of one of the small countries of Europe.Zelda is very beautiful and determined that when she does marry it will be for love and only love and she cannot possibly fall in love with any of her father’s suitors.She runs away from her home to her cousin, Prince Johann II of Liechtenstein,
98. A Prayer For Love
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,550. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Dalma Wickham, having been in Athens to learn Greek, arrives at a British Steamer to return to London to find that they will not allow her dog, Twi-Twi, on board. Because she is turned away from the British ship, she walks round the quay and sees a most magnificent yacht. While she is admiring it, a bomb goes off at the end of the quay and the seamen leave the yacht to see what has happened.
99. Love Conquers War
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,580. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
After the Battle of Waterloo and the subsequent Army of Occupation in France, the Earl of Monthurst returns to his ancestral home in England to find it in a very bad condition. Because labour had not been available during the war, The Hall, which goes back to Tudor times, was badly in need of repair, while the farms on his extensive estate were untenanted and the fields unploughed.
A Rose In Jeopardy
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,200. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
On a hot summer’s day in 1880 the beautiful Lady Rosella is cutting a basket of blooms in her beloved Rose Garden at her aunt’s house in Hampshire. It is her seventeenth birthday and no one remembers it except for Thomas, the gardener’s boy.
A Call of Love
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,880. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, asks Lord Kenington to travel to India to find out if growing reports about the Russian menace are really true. The Liberal Opposition in Parliament are sceptical and are certain that Disraeli is manufacturing a scare about nothing in asserting that the prime objective of the Russians in invading Asia is to wrest India from the British.
A Flight to Heaven
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,610. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » Regency
When two dashing gentlemen ride up to Rensham Hall, the ancestral Norfolk home of the beautiful Lady Chiara Fairfax, her world is turned upside down, as she and her mother are just recovering from the unexpected death of her father, Lord Fairfax. One of them, the handsome Mervyn Hunter, is soon in ardent pursuit of the lovely Chiara.
She Wanted Love
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,330. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » Regency
The beautiful Lady Eleta Renton returns from France where she has stayed long over her time at the Convent School in Paris. Because her mother had married again after becoming widowed and then she died too, Eleta was in no hurry to come home.
A Heart Finds Love
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,430. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » Regency
The beautiful Alnina Lester is confronted with a formidable task when her brother, Lord Lester, dies after fighting a duel in Paris. She finds that he has accumulated an enormous number of debts, and to meet his creditors everything in their house, which has been in the Lester family for generations, has to be sold.
A Sacrifice for Love
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,180. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Princess Caterina of Theiss receives a letter from her close friend Princess Henriet of Istria asking her to stay with her immediately. The two Provinces were close to each other and part of Austria.
Love's Dream in Peril
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,930. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The beautiful Adella May is filled with joy as she sees Digby Dryden, the man she loves, walking towards her. But why does he turn away, refusing to look at her? Humiliated and hurt and her golden dream of love in ruins, what can Adella do now and where can she turn?
Soft, Sweet & Gentle
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,980. Language: British English. Published: October 13, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Lady Georgina Lang returns to The Castle from her father’s funeral to wonder what the future holds for her. Because her father had always longed for a son to succeed him, he had brought her up and educated her exactly as if she was a boy. She dressed as a boy and, although she had been christened Georgina, he liked calling her George.
An Archangel Called Ivan
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,960. Language: British English. Published: October 13, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Arliva Ashdown is not only the most beautiful girl in London Society but the richest as she has inherited her father’s huge fortune.
A Prisioner in Paris
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,280. Language: British English. Published: October 13, 2014 by M-y Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
After visiting the lovely Countess of Helston as her husband is away, Lord Lanwood did not arrive home until the early hours of the morning. And after sleeping later than usual the following morning, he is ready to go riding when his valet tells him that a strange man was waiting downstairs to see him urgently.

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