Reviews - Historical

Learning her brother, David Deare, received a letter from Roderick Usher, inviting him to visit, Madeleine encourages him to make the trip. He warns he barely remembers Usher from school and the family is eccentric — and cursed. Arriving at Usher House, Roderick is puzzled as to why David is there. Mentioning the letter, Roderick vehemently denies writing David.

Isobel’s heart belongs to Alasdair Cameron, but she is forced to marry the cruel, heartless Lord Archibald Cuthbarten, Duke of Temsworth. Ten years later, she escapes from Temsworth with her five-year-old son, Connor. Alasdair finds her taking refuge in a house of ill repute as a maid to support her elderly aunt and son.

Lady Fredericka Ashworth is facing a big decision. She is past marriageable age and needs a husband, one who will allow her to continue with her odd hobby of inventing things and woodworking. Love would be a bonus, but her freedom is paramount. When she encounters childhood friend Lord Miles Luxington, an idea springs to mind.

The Hart Inn has a reputation of being lucky for lovers, but many suspect it is the owners’ daughter, Lily, who is responsible. Her parents are pushing her to wed a neighbor, but Lily is not the least interested. Her heart belongs to someone she can never have— nobleman Lord Randolph Torbridge, a frequent visitor to the inn.

Julia Cummings learned how to deal with loss at a young age. She has lost a lot of people, but it was when her best friend Lucas Jonquil left that she felt the ultimate betrayal. Eight years have passed since he left when Julia hears he has returned, but she has no intention of going near him. Lucas' choice to leave was based on the people he had lost.

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