Sixteen Brides , by Stephanie Grace Whitson. Sizzle and Burn , by Jayne Ann Krentz. Raine hears voices, and private investigator Zack sees visions as Krentz continues her addictively readable Arcane Society series, deftly fusing paranormal-flavored suspense with sexy romance. So Enchanting , by Connie Brockway. RITA Award—winning Brockway excels in a Victorian-era tale of a scandal-plagued widow, a young woman with strange powers, and a suspect lord in this sexy and bewitching battle of wits and wiles.
Soul Song , by Marjorie M. Steamed , by Katie MacAlister. Captain Octavia Pye is surprised to find Dr. Jack Fletcher aboard her airship, and he is astonished to find himself in a parallel universe as the always-inventive MacAlister fashions a highly entertaining steampunk fantasy romance. Straight from the Hip , by Susan Mallery. Tempting , by Susan Mallery. Mallery continues her popular Buchanan family series with the story of feisty Dani, whose search for her father leads her to presidential candidate Mark Canfield, much to the glee of a rapacious media thrilled with the discovery of a secret love child.
This Heart of Mine , by Brenda Novak. In this second-chance contemporary romance, Novak sensitively explores redemption, forgiveness, and the healing power of love. Carlyle is at her luscious best in this dark, sensual, and richly emotional Regency romance about two complex individuals who are given another chance at love. Clair, who thinks Thorn could use some serious sprucing up, too.
Through Waters Deep , by Sarah Sundin. Adams and Cathy Clamp. This popular duo launches a new paranormal series with an imaginative, sexy, and suspenseful tale featuring tough Kate, a world-traveling courier in danger of being forced into becoming a vampire queen, and Tom, a heroic werewolf firefighter. Trouble in High Heels , by Christina Dodd. The Ugly Duchess , by Eloisa James. James expertly infuses her latest fairy-tale love story with humor and sensuality as wealthy Theodora Saxby, certain that with her looks only a fortune hunter will marry her, is forced to reconsider her best friend, the Earl of Islay.
An Unlikely Suitor , by Nancy Moser. Virgin River , by Robyn Carr. Carr launches a new, edgy contemporary series set in rural California, focusing here on Melinda, a nurse and midwife seeking peace and quiet and finding that while there is much to embrace in Virgin River, life is as precarious as anywhere else. A Wedding in Springtime , by Amanda Forester. What a Duke Dares , by Anna Campbell. Campbell continues her Sons of Sin series in this lusciously sensual, scintillatingly witty Regency romance about a fraught encounter between highly desirable Camden Rothermere, Marquess of Pembridge, and Penelope Thorne, the woman who turned him down years ago.
When the Duke Returns , by Eloisa James. Eleven years after their wedding by proxy, Lady Isidore finally meets her husband as James puts a clever spin on a classic romantic plot in the latest scintillating installment in her superb Georgian-era Desperate Duchesses series. The Wicked Wyckerly , by Patricia Rice.
Wild Jinx , by Sandra Hill. This list is incomplete. I just wanted to say thank you so much for including Everything But a Groom on the list!! And did I compeletly miss Nora Roberts. And did I compeletly miss Nora Roberts? Some new authors to check out… but a list like this seems incomplete without Kristan Higgins!
No Nora Roberts or Debbie Macomber? Who picked these books? This List is bogus. There must be a lot of books she has never read so understandably she has missed the best. Usually when I read a list like this I buy a book or two but she gets no bucks from her recommendations. All who have published many books including many of my favorites in the last decade not to mention last year! Great list, several of my favorites are there and some Ive not yet read, thanks for putting this together! I am looking for the title and author of a certain book.
I only remember the summary about a sculptor who is the male character who fell in love with an american teacher. Hi Great Listing of Books. I have personally read accidental bride, which is cult classic.
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Encouraging Middle-Schoolers to Choose Books. I know that here in Chicago, we have a unique perspective on this situation, since our schools run K—8. In my former school system in Maryland […]. Getting Started with the Global Read Aloud. Author and educator Pernille Ripp founded the program as a way to connect students and teachers from different locales around the topics of books. Each year, Ripp […]. Practice Recognizing Fake News. Two Truths and a Lie: WordPress Theme by Solostream. An Affair Downstairs , by Sherri Browning In the exceptional second novel in her Edwardian Thornbrook Park series, Browning focuses on Lady Alice Emerson, who is determined to turn away all proper suitors and pursue a potentially scandalous dalliance.
Agnes and the Hitman , by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer Food writer Agnes Crandall could use some help after bashing a would-be dognapper over the head with a frying pan, and Shane just may be her man in this southern-flavored, Mob-oriented romantic comedy.
The Black Sheep and the Hidden Beauty , by Donna Kauffman A member of the rescue operation Unholy Trinity in Virginia, Rafe is drawn to enigmatic Elena, the new horse trainer in this terrifically suspenseful tale about the secrets of horseracing and romance. Cloudy with a Chance of Marriage , by Kieran Kramer How can Jilly run a respectable bookshop if her neighbor, a Royal Navy captain, keeps throwing wild parties?
Cowboy Take Me Away , by Jane Graves Graves launches a new series with this charming, emotionally rich novel about the return to Rainbow Valley, Texas, of champion bull rider Luke Dawson and Shannon North, who left her big-city career to run a no-kill animal shelter.
Dearest Rogue , by Elizabeth Hoyt Lady Phoebe Batten understands why her brother hired Captain James Trevillion to be her bodyguard, but his monitoring of her every move is infuriating. Dogs and Goddesses , by Jennifer Crusie and others Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart, and Lani Diane Rich collaborate in a splendidly original and sublimely funny tale of three friends and dog lovers who acquire unusual powers and confront a very cranky, 4,year-old Mesopotamian goddess.
Forever and a Day , by Delilah Marvelle In the first title in her new Rumor series, an incisive tale of social divides set in lower-class New York City, circa , Marvelle brings together down-to-earth Georgia and a Good Samaritan afflicted with amnesia who turns out to be a duke. Hell for Leather , by Julie Ann Walker Walker supercharges her Black Knights series about a Chicago special-ops group working undercover as bikers with this high-action, hilarious, sexy military romance about imperiled bar owner Delilah and Black Knight Mac. Heroes Are My Weakness , by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Romance superstar Phillips creates a tartly humorous and very sexy variation on the gothic novel, in which quirky Annie Hewitt returns to Peregrin Island to search for her desperately needed inheritance, only to run into Theo Harp, who once tried to kill her.
How to Marry a Duke , by Vicky Dreiling An enchanting Regency romance debut involving a rake and a matchmaker, a tricky dilemma, and witty repartee. The Lord of Illusion , by Kathryne Kennedy In her superb third fantasy-steeped romantic-suspense novel in the Elven Lords series, Kennedy follows outcast Drystan as he searches for the rainbow-eyed girl of his visions and finds enslaved Camille. Never Romance a Rake , by Liz Carlyle Carlyle brings her Neville family trilogy to a splendid conclusion with the captivating story of a tormented rake and a delightfully unconventional heroine in this luscious and funny historical romance.
Buchman Buchman sends chef and helicopter pilot Captain Emily Beale on special assignment to the White House in this hard-to-put-down tale of nonstop action, a surprise villain, and forbidden love. Rainshadow Road , by Lisa Kleypas Kleypas begins a new trilogy with this emotionally riveting, lightly paranormal tale about romance-leery glass artist Lucy and Sam, who is not now nor ever will be interested in a long-term relationship. Rough and Ready , by Sandra Hill Hill continues her fantastic saga of time-traveling Norsemen and bawdy women in this wildly inventive tale of a rampaging eleventh-century evildoer, a heroic U.
Sizzle and Burn , by Jayne Ann Krentz Raine hears voices, and private investigator Zack sees visions as Krentz continues her addictively readable Arcane Society series, deftly fusing paranormal-flavored suspense with sexy romance. So Enchanting , by Connie Brockway RITA Award—winning Brockway excels in a Victorian-era tale of a scandal-plagued widow, a young woman with strange powers, and a suspect lord in this sexy and bewitching battle of wits and wiles. Tempting , by Susan Mallery Mallery continues her popular Buchanan family series with the story of feisty Dani, whose search for her father leads her to presidential candidate Mark Canfield, much to the glee of a rapacious media thrilled with the discovery of a secret love child.
Adams and Cathy Clamp This popular duo launches a new paranormal series with an imaginative, sexy, and suspenseful tale featuring tough Kate, a world-traveling courier in danger of being forced into becoming a vampire queen, and Tom, a heroic werewolf firefighter. The Ugly Duchess , by Eloisa James James expertly infuses her latest fairy-tale love story with humor and sensuality as wealthy Theodora Saxby, certain that with her looks only a fortune hunter will marry her, is forced to reconsider her best friend, the Earl of Islay. Virgin River , by Robyn Carr Carr launches a new, edgy contemporary series set in rural California, focusing here on Melinda, a nurse and midwife seeking peace and quiet and finding that while there is much to embrace in Virgin River, life is as precarious as anywhere else.
What a Duke Dares , by Anna Campbell Campbell continues her Sons of Sin series in this lusciously sensual, scintillatingly witty Regency romance about a fraught encounter between highly desirable Camden Rothermere, Marquess of Pembridge, and Penelope Thorne, the woman who turned him down years ago. When the Duke Returns , by Eloisa James Eleven years after their wedding by proxy, Lady Isidore finally meets her husband as James puts a clever spin on a classic romantic plot in the latest scintillating installment in her superb Georgian-era Desperate Duchesses series.
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Her brother was tall and vigorous, and looked ten years younger than he was. Many called him handsome, and unlike in Margaret's case, it was meant in a complimentary way. This was probably true. For as long as Margaret could remember, Francis had been determined to chart his own course. From the moment he reached adulthood and bolted for London, she'd heard the slightly shocked whispers about him, although due to the age gap between them, she didn't understand the stories at first.
He really had been a rake and a scoundrel, but Margaret also knew him to be fiercely loyal and protective. He would make a good husband, if only he set his mind to it. You'd make a good father—you would, Francis, don't scowl at me—and someday you'll want a steady companion for your old age. And I shan't be her," she added as he started to smirk. It's a damned cage. Some don't realize it until the door is locked tight behind them, but they're prisoners all the same.
In the spring, their distant cousin Arthur died of consumption. Margaret read the news in the paper and pointed it out to Francis, who merely grunted. Neither had ever met Arthur, due to the long-standing breach in their family, and neither paid much heed to the news of his death until a fortnight later, when a letter arrived. It caused a bit of a stir in the household, arriving in the hand of a tall, stone-faced footman wearing the buff and green livery of the Duke of Durham.
Margaret studied the crest embossed in the smear of wax sealing the missive. The duke was the late Arthur's father, and great-uncle to Margaret and Francis. Not that it had ever mattered before; they hadn't spoken to that side of the family in Margaret's lifetime. But something about this letter made her skin prickle with premonition. When Francis returned home, he read the letter in silence. She slipped into Francis's study and read the peerage, until she realized exactly what must be on Durham's mind. Arthur's older brother Philip had died years ago, and the duke had no more sons.
Margaret's grandfather had been the duke's younger brother, and her father had been his only son, who in turn had only one son—her brother. Francis was the new heir presumptive to the dukedom of Durham. I wouldn't put it past him to have a new young bride within the week, trying to sire another son. But Durham didn't, or couldn't, find a young bride in time. By that autumn he contracted a slow wasting disease. Late one night in the dead of winter, a tall, spare man knocked on the de Lacey town house door.
By patent, the title and its encumbrances descend to you. Margaret never heard Francis's reply. The air seemed to have left the room. She sank to the stairs, gasping for breath. She was the sister of a duke. She could hardly comprehend it, and from the expression on his face when the solicitor left—for it was the Duke of Durham's solicitor who had brought the news—neither could her brother. Margaret knelt beside him and took his hand.
Because I believe you'll make a fine duke. Look how well you've done for yourself already. She knew her brother wasn't truly wealthy, but he had done quite well with his business enterprises, and certainly wasn't poor. Now you have no choice but to marry. Margaret, who had seen the way unmarried ladies threw themselves at any man with a ducal crown, just smirked.
Margaret laughed, but stopped when she saw her brother's face. He was genuinely uneasy, with a trapped, almost panicked look about him. Most people would see this as a brilliant stroke of good fortune.
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Their home was gracious and comfortable, but would surely pale next to the Durham properties. Her brother was ambitious and driven, and had made his own small fortune already. If he could do this well when he had started with so little, she was sure he would own half of England, given Durham's resources.
Why wasn't he pleased at the boundless opportunity just laid at his feet? For a long time he didn't reply. That was unlike Francis, who rarely lacked for something to say. His face shifted and changed more than once, as if he struggled for words to express himself. My life has been my own—I've made mistakes, done things I shouldn't have, and wouldn't have done if I'd known …". If she'd been the sister of the Duke of Durham ten years ago, even just the sister to the heir presumptive, she would have had at least one suitor, at least one chance to find happiness and a home of her own.
For a moment the thought made her throat constrict. As if hearing her thoughts, her brother mustered a smile.
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I shall make you an heiress, Meg. You'll have a queue of suitors before the end of the month. She should have known he would settle on that one tender subject. She waved one hand with a bittersweet smile. No one will want me now. She raised her eyebrows. Except instead of taking bids, you'll make them. You may help choose the fellow. How like Fate to play such a cruel joke.