Linda Banche

Biography

Welcome to My World of Historical Hilarity!

I'm Linda Banche, and I write witty, sweet/sensual Regency romances with nary a rake or royal in sight. Most contain humor, some fantasy, and occasionally a little paranormal or science fiction.

But comedy is my love, and I've created my own wacky blend of humor and Regency with stories that can elicit reactions from a gentle smile to a belly laugh.

Like many other romance authors, I read romances for years before I wrote my own. Once I tried, I quickly discovered how difficult writing is. Did I stop? No, I'm persistent--that's French for "too stupid to quit".

I live in New England and like aerobics and ducks.

So, laugh along with me on a voyage back to the Regency era. Me and my ducks. Quack.

Visit me at my website http://www.lindabanche.com for more information.

Where to find Linda Banche online


Books

An Inheritance for the Birds
Pre-release—available April 5, 2018. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,600. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Make the ducks happy and win an estate! According to his deceased great aunt’s will, Kit must compete with her companion, Angela, to inherit her estate. Their task: make his aunt’s pet ducks happy. Odd, if not downright weird, although not something to brush off. But, as Kit and Angela cater to wacky ducks, they discover that love may be the greater prize. A sweet Regency romantic comedy.
Mistletoe Everywhere
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,570. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Charles sees mistletoe that no one else sees over the despised Penelope, who jilted him. Penelope wants nothing to do with the faithless Charles, who cried off after he proposed. But he often looks at her, or rather, at something on the empty ceiling over her. Folklore names mistletoe the plant of peace. Can their lingering hurt allow them to heed the mistletoe’s message? A Regency romance.
Gifts Gone Astray
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,580. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
A book as fairy godmother? Everyone receives a gift at the earl’s family party, including the servants. But Anne’s present to tutor Stephen is an eye-opener. If he accepts its implicit invitation, his wildest dreams about her will come true. He may also lose his job. Reading the illustrated book together will let Anne spend time with Stephen, although why her gift disturbs him is a mystery.
Lord Lovely
Series: The Feather Fables. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,950. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
The anonymous male romance author known as Lord Lovely has thrown the ladies of Regency London into a tizzy. But if he reveals his identity, he could destroy his non-book career. Widow Bel hasn’t seen him in ten years. Free at last, she might become more than a friend. But not if a scheming temptress has her way. Nor if a mysterious, unknown nobleman puts an end to both the author and the man.
Lady of the Stars
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,110. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Legends aren’t real. Or are they? Caroline steps from the twenty-first century into Regency England, and meets a man she knows she’ll never see again. But time travel is science, not legend. Although the idea of time travel unsettles Richard, he can love Caroline unconcerned by his family legend. Until the legend takes control of his life, and Caroline’s, too.
Goosed! or A Fowl Christmas
Series: The Feather Fables. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,910. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A goose playing cupid? Why not? When Regency gentleman Robert returns Julia’s pet goose, Julia finds the man devastatingly attractive. Until he insults her and her goose. Robert wants nothing more to do with the plague of a goose, or the disagreeable lady who owns him. Too bad she is so lovely. But the time is Christmas, when miracles and magic can and do happen.
A Distinct Flair for Words
Series: Love and the Library, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,980. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Frank’s friends found their ladies at the library over “Pride and Prejudice”. Can he find his lady there, too? Day after day at the library, he reads the book. He likes that Bingley, but, alas, no lady. Felicity loves “Pride and Prejudice” and Mr. Bingley. She even rewrote the book with him as the lead. Oh, if she can find a man like him…When Felicity runs into Frank, the magic might strike again.
A Gift from the Stars
Series: The Regency Star Travelers, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,660. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
(5.00)
One night, as Elizabeth observes the Great Comet of 1811, a sky craft lands and a man emerges from inside. When he leaves, he drops a small stone, which Elizabeth wears as a pendant. Her cold disappears and she feels good. So does everyone else who nears the stone, including the injured Jon. His recovery speeds up when he meets Elizabeth. Is the cause his attraction to her? Or something else?
A Mutual Interest in Numbers
Series: Love and the Library, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,510. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Regency gentleman Laurence yearns to find a clever lady who shares his interest in mathematics. Ellen enjoys mathematics, but many men frown on bluestockings. Does a man who wants an intelligent woman exist? At the library, they both reach for a copy of "Pride and Prejudice" at the same time. Perhaps their mutual interest in numbers--and this particular book--will make their dreams reality.
A Similar Taste in Books
Series: Love and the Library, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,340. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00)
Every woman should have her Mr. Darcy. Clara adores "Pride and Prejudice" and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Can she ever find such a splendid man? Justin likes "Pride and Prejudice" and Miss Elizabeth Bennet. He would love to meet a lady like her. When Justin bumps into Clara in the library, the magic of their similar taste in books just might make their wishes come true.

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