Reviews - Historical

Lady Jane Blackmore is usually  a disaster on the social scene, and after her newest catastrophe (spilling the punch bowl on herself), she has hidden behind the ferns to avoid discovery by her hateful stepmother. The Duke of Greystone, a man with a reputation of having killed his own father, engages her in conversation and refuses to leave after she warns him he must.


Damaris Tilghman is destitute after her father gambles away the family fortune and commits suicide. She has no choice but to become a family servant to a distant relative. It seems a godsend when Matthew Pope offers her a marriage proposal instead. Damaris becomes the mistress of Riverbend, Matthew's plantation, but soon faces opposition from one of the slaves.

Shona, Lady Atterberry, finds comfort in hiding behind her own insecurity. Often ridiculed and considered a social outcast, her aristocratic title does nothing to bring her a suitor and gain respect from her female peers. Captain Morgan Le Draco was once an esteemed member of the Royal Dragoons until an explosion maimed his body, face and soul, and cost him the noble commission.

Aileen Lynch is devastated the day her mother dies of cancer. When the last will and testament is read, dark family secrets are revealed. Already stricken with grief, Aileen is shocked to learn of her father’s insurmountable gambling debts.

Rachel Warner headed west after her husband’s death until she discovered she was pregnant, and then settled in Denver, Colorado. However, she now needs to move in order to protect her son’s reputation from malicious gossip.