Historical Romance

Historical Romance

Does the love of yesteryear tug at your heart strings? When you’re looking to download free and discounted historical romance ebooks, this is the place to go. Satisfy your inner passion for bestselling historical romance in this category, and never pay more than what you should. We routinely feature the best authors of historical romance ebooks, and they always promote their ebooks to you--for free or for a discount. 

 

Definition of "Historical Romance Genre": This is a very popular subgenre in the massive Romance category.  As with other subgenres of the Romance category, these books typically include the common elements of a romance ebook.  So, the love and relationship between two people is central to the story, they have to overcome sometimes seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fall in love, but they do end up in love at the end of the stories.  Authors in the historical romance subgenre have another task in their writing, however, in that they need to set their stories not in contemporary times, but in times that typically are over a century in the past.  Thus, if you appreciate history and the details specific to other times in our world as well as a love story this is a fantastic subgenre for you. 

 

Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Historical Romance genre are Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Petra Durst-Benning (The Glassblower), Tracy Brogan (Highland Surrender), and Danielle Steele (Pegasus).

Montana Mail Order Bride Box Set (Westward Series) - Books 4 - 6

by Linda Bridey


How far would you go for true happiness? These three brides must find the strength to hold onto newfound love in the face of adversity.

The first time Luke sees Jamie, he finds himself thunderstruck. Whoever he was expecting pales in comparison to the auburn-haired beauty with emerald eyes. Initially, Jamie wonders how they will build a relationship together, and her attempts to deepen their bond starts a game of cat and mouse that keeps them both on their toes. Despite the mutual attraction, Luke has built a wall around him that won't be easy to break. But why? And will Jamie's efforts alone be enough to get through to him?

Desperate to escape her abusive father, Lacey Reagan finds her chance for freedom in the form of a mail-order bride advertisement. In comes Joe Dwyer, who is a gentleman as much as he is a playboy. As they grow more familiar, Joe and Lacey find themselves magnetically attracted to each other, but when faced with trouble, will the couple be able to stay true to their new feelings? Or will they be forced to keep things "strictly business" between them?

There's a new sheriff in town, and his name is Mitch Taylor. Stepping into his new job as the sheriff in Dawson, Mitch isn't just ready for a career change--he's ready for a wife. To Sammi Jameson, the confident lawman is everything she's been looking for in a husband, but they find themselves faced with more than the usual problems of newlyweds. Will they weather the storm by each other's side, or will they be two more victims of lost love?

In Montana Mail Order Brides Box Set: Books 4-6, you'll find three tender, touching, and thrilling tales following heroines who won't compromise in their quests for love. Join them as they navigate the trials of life and love in the Wild West.

To step into three worlds of passion, strife, and devotion, scroll up and click “Add to Cart”.

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Winn's Fall: Common Elements Romance Project

by Clair Brett


After her mother’s death, Miss Zoe Chase returns to England to find an ideal husband.

Practical considerations include:

 

  • Must be responsible.
  • Must have adequate connections.
  • All teeth would be a plus.

    A secret part of Zoe yearns for love, but she can’t afford to let her heart decide. With the help of an old friend, Zoe should have the business done, post haste.

    If not for Winn...

    No plan included a devilishly handsome earl cursed to die.

    A family curse left Lord Winthrop Burton fatherless at age five. Now condemned to die by age thirty, Winn is determined to do it on his own terms.

    Practical considerations include:

     

  • No marriage.
  • No children.
  • No falling in love.

    Winn will leave no one behind to mourn him.

    If not for Miss Zoe Chase...

    When plans fight passion, everything falls.

    As desire flares, both careen towards the curse’s end. Because the accidents that once plagued Winn are now happening to Zoe.

    To save Zoe, Winn must push her away. Except Zoe has fallen in love with him.

    And love does not yield to practical considerations.

    Can Winn discover the truth of his curse before it ends them both?

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The Duke's Dangerous Kiss (On His Majesty's Secret Service Book 2)

by Patricia Barletta


Jillian St. Clare’s first mistake is taking off her shoes at a society ball. Her second mistake is hiding the note that flies through the window into her empty shoe. Her third mistake is dancing the scandalous waltz with the devastatingly handsome stranger who wants the note. A secret message. Meant for a spy. So many mistakes. Jillian can’t keep track. Caught up in the dangerous world of espionage, whom can she trust? Certainly not her cold and callous guardian. What about the handsome spy, who is none other than Adrian Bennett, the Duke of Dunbary himself? Can she trust Adrian? Or will she lose herself to the Duke’s dangerous kiss?

 
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Wild Dreams

by Lynn Landes


Julietta isn't like most young women. She sees it in the stares and hears it in the whispers of those around her, but the Lord gave her a heart for horses. Specifically, racehorses.


The owners sell the losing horses for meat and Julietta sees an opportunity. She hatches a plan to open Wild Dreams Sanctuary, but to fund it she will have to bet more than she ever thought possible, including her heart.

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Hannah's Hanky (Clover Creek Caravan Book 1)

by Kirsten Osbourne


After the loss of her father two years before, Hannah Moseby has endured resentment from her step-father in order to help her mother get through her new marriage. When her step-father tells her he’s arranged a marriage for her with a preacher going west, and she can either marry the preacher or she can find somewhere else to live, she agrees to meet the man. She’s not a natural fit as a preacher’s wife, and she’s not sure the Oregon Trail is something she can survive.


Jedediah Scott is surprised when a stranger he meets at the general store in Independence offers him his daughter—more than offers, in fact. The man agrees to give Jed the amount of money it would cost to take her west, if he would consent to marry her. Jed agrees to meet the girl, because as a minister, he strongly believes in providence. Upon seeing Hannah, he feels drawn to her and wants her as his wife. God must surely have a hand in their meeting.

Will the two of them be able to see past the circumstances in which their marriage began? Or will life on the Oregon Trail break the fragile connection Jed is sure could blossom into love?

 
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Taking the Spinster (The Kidnap Club Book 3)

by Samantha Holt


The Earl of Henleigh has no time or desire for women. Well, that’s a lie. He has the desire but since his disastrous engagement, he’s avoided the opposite sex at all costs.

It’s a shame Miss Haversham has not received the message, though.

The determined reporter refuses to leave Guy alone, convinced he’s the key to a story. He might well be, but he’ll be damned if she gets anywhere near his kidnap club.

Or his bed…

No woman has ever wanted that from him, and she'll be no different.

Freya Haversham wants one thing from the dark, wickedly handsome Earl of Henleigh.

Answers.

But the blasted man refuses to play nice. The story of these disappearing noble women could make her career and mean she doesn’t have to write insipid gossip columns anymore, not to mention she might earn enough money to look after her elderly parents.

She’s convinced he knows something, but he evades her at every turn.

That is, until he’s kissing her until she’s breathless. And rescuing her dog. Oh yes and looking after her mother. Could this heroic earl really be involved in something so awful as kidnapping and killing rich women?

Very well, perhaps he’s playing too nice.

She can’t let herself be distracted from this story, no matter how tempted she might be to give into the pull between them.

Taking the Spinster is a spicy Regency romance read with a hero who can't help but play rescuer and a heroine who despises everything the rich earl stands for. Be sure to pick up The Kidnap Club series that can also be read as a standalone.

 

 
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A True Gentleman (Regency Love Book 2)

by M.A. Nichols


They say reformed rakes make the best husbands. They were wrong.

Ten years ago, Tabby Russell married the man of her dreams. Or so she thought. The reformed rake had seemed vastly appealing when she was younger, but as life marched on and his old habits returned, Tabby realized too late that she should have chosen wiser when facing the marriage altar.

But there is no undoing the decisions of the past or avoiding the ensuing consequences. Even if Tabby wishes otherwise.

Overwhelmed by her husband’s irresponsible lifestyle and suffocating debt, Tabby’s life unravels around her until she is forced to relinquish her home and privileged life to become a lowly servant to a most irritating and demanding sailor.

Captain Graham Ashbrook loves the sea and the navy, but between one breath and the next, that life is ripped away from him when a French cannonball strikes his ship. Crippled and desperate, Graham finds himself trapped at his sister’s estate as he struggles to heal his broken body and reclaim what he lost—at any cost.

But when his sister hires an intriguing and far too beguiling nurse to watch over him, Graham finds himself wondering if a life on land might not be such an awful thing. Even if the lady in question is determined to keep him at arm’s length…

Set in Regency era England, A True Gentleman is a sweet romance about choice and accountability, duty and honor, and the joy that can be found even in the darkest of moments.

Though part of the Regency Love Series, it is a standalone story, and the entire series can be read in any order.

Buy your copy today and escape into a world of romance!

 

 
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The Choosing (The Pruxnae Book 2)

by Lucy Varna


Ziri Mokuru has lived her entire life in the rural village of Arden Hollow on the planet Tersi. While her parents are off having adventures and being Very Important People, she’s struggled simply to find a place where she belongs. One night, she investigates a disturbance in her home and discovers an armor-clad man sorting through her belongings. Her first thought is for her parents’ safety, not to question why this man is in her home late at night without even the courtesy of knocking. After all, no one among the trusting Tersii breaks into someone else’s home without a good reason.

Ryn abid Alna has an excellent reason for sneaking into Ziri’s home. After years spent scraping together enough vud for the bride price, he’s finally ready to steal a wife. One look at Ziri’s sweet smile and Ryn decides no other woman will do. She can fix anything she touches, so why not the loneliness he’s lived with since he was enslaved as a young boy?

Though Ziri longs for love, she’s not so sure she’s ready to settle down with the man who kidnapped her, especially after he jumps her into a nest of Sweepers, a sinister alien race bent on mayhem and destruction. As the day draws near when she faces Ryn’s family on the Choosing field, Ziri ponders the hardest decision of her life: Fight for Ryn and the place he’s made for her in his heart or choose another man as a life mate and risk never knowing love.

 
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Once Upon a Rake

by Samantha Holt


Ellie Browning had a few simple goals in mind. Marry someone respectable, be a dutiful wife, have children…if it happened to be with Lucian, that would make her all the more happy.


She never counted on the man she adored so much ruining her, however. Especially when it meant her being married off to a man old enough to be her father.

But after years of travelling by her husband’s side, she is back. And she is different. The widowed countess is determined to make her mark on the world by taking control of her late-husband’s business. She did not count on it bringing her back into Lucian’s path, though.

Ellie isn’t the only one who has changed. After a devastating accident, Lucian is no longer the rake she used to know, and he has little time for women playing at business. Even if he does find this Countess Eleanor distracting indeed…

If you love a tale of ugly ducklings, reformed rakes, a little suspense and lots of heat, snatch up this Victorian read today.

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Soul of a Highlander: A Scottish Time Travel Romance (Arch Through Time Book 13)

by Katy Baker


A modern woman trying to discover her past. A Highland warrior on a desperate mission. Only together can they safeguard the future.

Sophie MacCullough feels like she doesn’t belong.
 Having grown up in the care system, she’s spent her life wondering why her parents abandoned her and who she really is. So, when a strange old woman appears out of nowhere and tells her the answers might lie in the Highlands of Scotland, she decides to follow the trail.

But when she stumbles through an archway in an abandoned graveyard Sophie finds herself catapulted into the fifteenth century – and onto a collision course with a brooding Highland warrior and a centuries old struggle that might hold the key to unlocking her past.

Callum Sutherland’s duty weighs heavily on him. As the head of an order that has vowed to protect the dark secrets of the Fae, he knows enemies are closing in on all sides. So, when a beautiful woman claiming to be from the future is suddenly thrown into his path, he doesn’t know whether she is friend or foe. But he’s sure of one thing: he must protect her with his life. The fate of all the Highlands – and Callum’s heart – depends on it.

Soul of a Highlander is the thirteenth book in the Arch Through Time romance series and can be read as a standalone novel. If you love sexy highlanders, feisty heroines and sizzling passion you’ll love this tale of danger, passion and true love in the Highlands of Scotland. Grab a copy now!

 
 
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The Pawn

by Skye Warren


The price of survival...

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only family I have left.

There's one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.

My virginity.

A forbidden auction...

Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he's the only kindness in a brutal underworld.

Except he's playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing.

THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.

 
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Photographing Kate: A Moonshire Bay Small Town Romance Book 3

by Elle Sweet


Welcome to Moonshire Bay - the small town lakeside community that has love in the air ♥

After Kate’s husband of over twenty years is sentenced for embezzling and fraud, she loses everything and needs to start over. She decides to visit Moonshire Bay to regroup at the urging of her friend, Claire, who owns the diner there.

Knowing she needs a way to support herself, she rekindles her passion for photography and starts to think maybe staying in Moonshire Bay is her best chance at happiness.

Zach is the town attorney and a confirmed bachelor. After a scarring experience with love and almost marriage in his younger days, he vowed never to get any closer to a woman than a casual relationship.

When Zach meets Kate, the wounded look that lingers behind her smile grabs him and he wants to know her better, but Kate was burned by her lawyer ex-husband. Even if she wanted a relationship it wouldn’t be with a member of that profession.

Zach tricks Kate in order to get to know her better. When she finds out, will she understand and forgive him or will it push her father away?

 
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A Merry MacNaughton Mishap: An Historical Romance Novella (MacNaughton Castle Romance)

by Aubrey Wynne


Two feuding clans, one accidental encounter, a wee bit of holiday enchantment…

Peigi Craigg has tended to her family without complaint since her mother’s death. But now they ask too much. The English landlord has offered her uncle, the Craigg chieftain, an escape from debt and starvation. The price: Peigi must become the earl’s mistress. If she refuses, the remainder of their clan must leave the Highlands. If she agrees, her hope of a husband and family of her own are lost.

Calum MacNaughton rescues a man from an icy drowning, only to find he’s a member of the rival Craigg clan. The man swears to repay Calum for saving his life and broaches the possibility of peace between the clans. Months later, the Craigg reappears with his most precious possession, hoping to settle his debt before the new year.

Now Calum has until Twelfth Night to convince her to stay.

Read free in kindle Unlimited!

A MacNaughton Castle Romance
Novella - A Merry MacNaughton Mishap
Book 1 – Deception and Desire
Book 2 - An Allusive Love
Book 3 - A Bonny Pretender

(Note: This story was first published as part of the Bestselling Boxed set Stars are Brightly Shining, November 2019)

 
 
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Only Marriage Will Do (The House of Pleasure)

by Jenna Jaxon

The House of Pleasure, #2

Happily-ever-afters don’t always begin at “I do.”

When the man of her dreams rescues Lady Juliet Ferrers from the villain claiming to be her husband, she is sure she has found her one true love. But is she free to marry him? Not to be deterred, Juliet arranges for her hero to escort her to her family estate in far off Northern England—hoping that along the way she can win his love—and his hand…

Captivated by Juliet’s sweetness and beauty, Captain Amiable Dawson can’t help but be spellbound by the promise of a life with her. But the spell breaks when questions arise about her marital status. Soon the upstanding Amiable is unsure if he is indeed married to Juliet. And when his rival absconds with her, Amiable must choose between the law of the land and his heart’s desire to rescue Juliet once more…

91,000 Words

 
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THE GIRL FROM COLOMBIA

by Julian Rodriguez


In 19th-century New Jersey, a cold, cruel beast of a man plots an arranged marriage for his son, but the boy’s relationship with a mysterious foreign girl threatens everything.

Sea Girt, New Jersey. 1890: Joseph Johnson arrives from London to see the property that his wealthy industrialist father, Samuel, has developed on the American coast. Riding through the dunes, the young man comes across a two-room cabin that houses his father’s 18-year-old adopted daughter, Isabel. Before this visit, Joseph knew nothing about the young woman, whom his father apparently saved from drowning off the coast of Colombia when she was small. To be fair, Joseph knows almost nothing about Samuel, either, as the man left him back in England to be raised by a nurse; his mother “disappeared.” Samuel now expects Joseph to marry Elizabeth Edwards, the beautiful daughter of a local doctor. Joseph likes the girl, but he can’t get his mind off the mysterious Isabel, who everyone claims has a fatal disease. Nor does he know that Isabel almost succeeded in poisoning Samuel to death when she was younger. Isabel is anything but welcoming, but as she and Joseph get to know each other, long-held secrets threaten to come to light.

It is always thrilling when fast-pace is combined with a Victorian era. When you think about ACTION, PAGE-TURNING scenes, and HIGH-BEAT events, you almost ever imagine a tale of the modern era. The Girl from Colombia manages these two approaches EXQUISITELY. While the descriptions, the dialogues, and the well-defined characters will take you to another century, the action, the intrigues, and the intense passages will make you reconsider this tale if you thought it was going to be corny or sweet.
Filled with romance, passion, evil and old traditions, "The Girl from Colombia" is that perfect book to take on a trip or to grab onto during a rainy weekend –because you will not be able to put it down. Very engaging, to say the least!

Lorenza Seldner. Amazon reviewer

Compelling Victorian Romance-Mystery in the Spirit of Jane Eyre.
Amazon reviewer
Simply brilliant.
Vine Voice Amazon reviewer
It will keep you alert all the time until the end.
Vine Voice Amazon reviewer
This is such a great intriguing romance novel. I loved it!
Amazon reviewer
An excellent suspenseful novel.
Amazon reviewer
Rodriguez's prose is modern in style while still effectively evoking the particularly Victorian tension of words unsaid and emotions repressed. A short tale that will satisfy a reader’s craving for Victorian pomp and family intrigue.
Kirkus reviews.

The substance of "The Girl from Colombia" is riveting! The surprise plot twist at end is well worth the entire read.
Lee Ann. Editor


This novel is for mature readers, due to sexual content, some violence, and a-small amount of profanity.

 
 
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Some Call It Love: A Romantic Comedy (Some Call It Series Book 1)

by Sarah Peis


A mistaken arrest, an unpaid debt and a trip to Vegas with my broody boss. What can possibly go wrong?

One thing I learned this week: Never choose an essay topic based on the movie Thor and Chris Hemsworth’s abs. Another—probably more important—thing I also learned: Drooling when staring at Jameson Drake is not a good look.

I thought my week was as bad as it would get, until I find out my dad owes Jameson a lot of money. And I’m supposed to pay it off by working for him.

I end up with a new job, a huge debt to pay off and a hot boss who takes broody alpha to a new level. When I find myself on my way to Vegas to bail my dad out, Jameson insists on coming along. Things go from bad to worse, as they usually do when my family is involved, and Jameson turns into my savior.

Now I’m faced with a choice: Keep things professional or explore the chemistry between us. But honestly, who can resist a knight in shining armor?

If you like hilarious, heartwarming novels with a quirky heroine then you'll love this laugh out loud romantic comedy. This is the first book in the Some Call It Series and can be read as a standalone.

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Beyond McCarron's Corner: Sassy's Story

by Sharon K. Middleton


PENCRAFT Award Winner - Historical Romance

“A series with an intriguing historical setting and time-travel premise...” –KIRKUS REVIEW

Sassy and Owen Winslow were historical experts on the Revolutionary War and the Culpers, Washington’s spy ring. After her husband dies unexpectedly, Sassy struggles to find new meaning in her life. When she goes exploring in the Cohutta Wilderness, she falls through a hole in time, and finds herself in the Indian Territory in 1778, falling in love with Big Sexy Will Selk.

Will Selk, one of Washington’s spies, falls in love with the spunky widow who came to live at McCarron’s Corner after her husband’s death. When he learns she came from Beyond, both Will and the Commander-in-Chief are eager to pick the historian’s knowledge of the American Revolution – and in the process, Washington identifies the Culper Ring’s Madame X, who turns the tide for the patriots to win the war when Sassy provides vital information.

 

 
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Sealed with a Kiss (Emerald Lake Billionaires Book 1)

by Leeanna Morgan


A billionaire, an emerald lake, and a lifetime's worth of happy endings. USA Today Bestselling Author, Leeanna Morgan, brings you a heartwarming Christmas story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.

John Fletcher is used to living his life on the edge. He's an ex-Navy SEAL and the owner of one of the most successful security companies in the world. When his daughter asks for the one thing he can't give her, it breaks his heart.

Rachel McReedy isn't impressed with John Fletcher's money, fast cars, or jet-setting lifestyle. What she cares about is Bella, his eight-year-old daughter. She might not have had the type of life Bella has, but she knows what it's like to be left on her own. Rachel is determined to show John the error of his ways, but she isn't prepared for what she's about to discover.

When a threat to John’s life turns deadly he will do everything he can to keep his daughter safe—even if that means saying goodbye to the one person who could have changed his life forever.

Discover the magic of Emerald Lake in 'Sealed With A Kiss', the first book in the Emerald Lake Billionaires series. All of my series are linked, so if you meet a character you like, you could find them in another book. Happy reading!

Praise for Leeanna Morgan’s books:

“I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book.”

Other Contemporary Romances by Leeanna Morgan:

The Montana Brides
Book 1: Forever Dreams (Gracie and Trent)
Book 2: Forever in Love (Amy and Nathan)
Book 3: Forever After (Nicky and Sam)
Book 4: Forever Wishes (Erin and Jake)
Book 5: Forever Santa: a Montana Brides Christmas novella
Book 6: Forever Cowboy (Emily and Alex)
Book 7: Forever Together (Kate and Dan)
Book 8: Forever and a Day (Sarah and Jordan)

The Bridesmaids Club
Book 1: All of Me (Tess and Logan)
Book 2: Loving You (Annie and Dylan)
Book 3: Head Over Heels (Sally and Todd)
Book 4: Sweet on You (Molly and Jacob)

Emerald Lake Billionaires
Book 1: Sealed with a Kiss (Rachel and John)
Book 2: Playing for Keeps (Sophie and Ryan)
Book 3: Crazy Love (Holly and Daniel)
Book 4: One And Only (Elizabeth and Blake)

The Protectors:
Book 1: Safe Haven (Hayley and Tank)
Book 2: Just Breathe: (Kelly and Tanner)
Book 3: Always (Mallory and Grant)
Book 4: The Promise (Ashley and Matthew)
Book 5: Coming Home (Mia and Stan)
Book 6: The Gift (Hannah and Brett)
Book 7: The Wish (Claire and Jason)

Sapphire Bay:
Book 1: Falling For You (Natalie and Gabe)
Book 2: Once In A Lifetime (Samantha and Caleb)
Book 3: Before Today (Brooke and Levi)
Book 4: The Sweetest Thing (Cassie and Noah)

 
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Miss Fenella's Fault (Seven Wishes Book 1)

by Bree Verity


Newly-minted Fairy Godmother, Fenella, wants nothing more than to complete her first Happily Ever After under the guidance of the mentor, Lachlan (also a Fairy Godmother).

But everything Fenella tries seems to lead to disaster and in the end, even her fairy god-daughter Letty resents her efforts to help.
Letty just wants to marry her beau, Captain James Stirling. But her father is opposed to the match - to the point where he forbids Letty from even seeing James.

How can Fenella fix things and give Letty the Happily Ever After she deserves?

 
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Stealing the Heiress (The Kidnap Club Book 2)

by Samantha Holt


She was looking for adventure…


Lady Rosamunde Stanley just never expected in the form of a kidnapping.

Well, an almost-kidnapping. The dastardly man only went and took the wrong woman!

 
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