A New York Times best selling author for Penguin Books, Annette Blair left her job as a Development Director and Journalism Advisor at a private New England prep school to become a full time writer. At forty books and counting, she added cozy mysteries and bewitching romantic comedies to her award-winning Historical Romances. She also stepped into the amazing world of self-publishing, and so far, she’s enjoying the ride.
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McKenna Greylock is in desperate need of a jack-of-all-trades to help turn her Victorian home into a bed-and-breakfast. She has a tight budget and ninety days to meet the building inspector’s approval—or the house will be repossessed and purchased by a duplicitous developer.
What kind of guardian angel gets knocked back to earth? The kind who falls in love with his ward. Chance Godricson is Kenya Kilmartin’s guardian, and when he's hired to help her through a difficult time in her life, he just might fall prey to earthly temptation.
ONCE UPON A TIME
A holy terror from the wrong side of the tracks.
And a bossy future debutante from the right side,
Met at age 5 on the playground . . .
A case of hate at first sight.
By high school, theirs was a passion for the ages.
Her father interfered,
Making each appear to have abandoned the other.
Thirteen years later, friends trick them into:
Three Days on a Train
From a New York Times Bestselling Author, two four-book sets of Gothic Regency Historicals, each a sexy, full-length award-winning novel. Two groups of gallant but hell-raising, titled young men banded together, swearing allegiance to each other, and their families. Little did any of them imagine what life-altering measures they might have to take to fulfill their oaths.
Amishwoman Sara Lapp, all but shunned for studying with the English doctor to become a midwife, is shocked that, after months of waiting, her first call to tend a birth comes from self-appointed outcast Mad Adam Zuckerman. For his wife’s sake, Sara boldly tells Adam that he is killing Abby with so many babies so close, but Abby is already dead.
Jacob Sauder abandons his Amish heritage when the woman he loves, Rachel Zook, agrees to marry his brother, Simon. Though Jacob adapts to the ways of the "English," even fathering twins, he remains an outsider. When the mother of his twins dies, Jacob knows only one way to raise them - the Amish way. He brings them home to the community he vowed to leave forever.
The Scoundrels Boxed Set:
At an academy for unruly boys, four were considered the worst and exiled to the stables to bond for life. As men, only the boldest of women appealed to them. Enter a world of romance, intrigue, laughter, and tears, in a series that seethes with sexual tension, and meet the four intrepid beauties who tame a scoundrel’s heart.
Lacey Ashton returns home to face the ghosts she left behind, among them Vicar Gabriel Kendrick, who now despises her as much as he once loved her. Five years before, unmarried and forced to name the father of her expected child, Lacey named another, which broke Gabe’s heart. He vowed never again to let passion rule him.
Books in the set:
UNDENIABLE ROGUE, Book One
UNFORGETTABLE ROGUE, Book Two
UNMISTAKABLE ROGUE, Book Three
UNTAMABLE ROGUE, Book Four
Irresistible rogues, bold brides, and marriages of sheer inconvenience. Laughter, romance, calamity and tears.
In Ohio, Hannah Peachy has nurtured a winter heart since she lost her newborn daughter, husband, and twin sister, in a carriage accident that she caused. In Pennsylvania, Caleb Skylar struggles with the horror of his wife’s drowning, and his six-year-old daughter’s memory-induced nightmares.
Lust muddies a high-stakes battle only one can win. Marcus adores Jade the minute he sees her; she despises him as fast. Jade Smithfield’s late grandmother unwittingly sold a land option to the railroad before she died. Nevertheless, to keep a family secret and save the downtrodden women in her care, Jade is determined to stop the South Downs Railroad from laying track on her property.
A carriage sent over a cliff, a greedy brother and an unfaithful wife leave Justin Devereux, Duke of Ainsley, more dead than alive. Faith Wickham, the woman hired to nurse him—as much a captive as her patient in a house where nothing is as it seems—faces poison disguised as medicine and a decision that could kill. Meanwhile, locked in a coma, Justin calls from his tormented dreams ...
Lady Patience Kendall crossed the sea to marry, but her intended died before she arrived. Only one way to get home: charge four hapless American Colonials to find them titled husbands in London. At the ship, she realized their mothers expected each to wed the Marquess of Andover, so she’d have to seek an introduction. How hard could it be?
Ashford Blackburne, Fifth Earl of Blackburne, does not care where he marries and plants his seed, so long as he does both before Christmas when his tyrannical grandfather’s archaic ultimatum runs out. Jilted, drunk, and challenged to a high-stakes poker game, Ash loses the game, but wins the consolation prize: a guttersnipe bride and a wedding at gunpoint.
UNMISTAKABLE ROGUE, Book Three.
This highly-anticipated third in the award-winning Rogues Club Series, is the story of Reed Gilbride, and his quest for the proof of his birth, and Chastity Somers, the annoying, but desirable, obstacle in his path. Reed’s proof is said to exist on the Sunnyledge estate, which Chastity occupies and expects to keep.
UNFORGETTABLE ROGUE, The Rogues Club Two.
Beauty and the beast trade places. After being reported dead, handsome as sin Bryceson Wakefield, Duke of Hawksworth, returns home scarred and beaten by war, only to find his hoyden of a wife blossomed into a beauty and set to wed another. Can Beauty seduce her unforgettable Beast? Will he ever consider himself worthy?
Widow Sabrina Whitcomb needs a husband and knows that romance and matrimony aren't always compatible. While providing for her children is paramount, wedding a stranger—even a wealthy one like Gideon St. Goddard, Duke of Stanthorpe—is no light matter. So why did the shockingly handsome rogue agree to marry her? When Gideon flashes his wicked, seductive smile, the reason hardly matters.
on Oct. 08, 2012
Just what you want in a mystery, edge of your seat, reading, and continued page turning because you can't wait to see what happens next, until you're done. Then you want to go back and read it again, to savor.
on Oct. 13, 2012
I've read and loved every romance that Rainy Kirkland has written, and it turns out that her mysteries are just as great.