The Silver Link by Gwen Kirkwood

Compelling Scottish romance

Elspeth is the last of the Elliots of Everanlea.

She shares her uncle and grandmother’s love of their Scottish heritage but when her uncle Andrew dies suddenly, Elspeth is overwhelmed by the prospect that Everanlea, the family estate, belongs solely to her.

In spite of her boyfriend Hamish’s plea to move to France, Elspeth decides to return to Scotland and is determined to preserve Everanlea.

She is even more dismayed when her estranged father advises her to sell out to her neighbour, the headstrong and arrogant Robin Armstrong.

Feuds between the Elliots and the Armstrongs of Arnhill are legendary, and Elspeth has never quite forgiven Robin for his conduct towards her at a dance when she was only sixteen.

Nor has she forgotten his dark, curling hair and bright eyes…

Meanwhile, in Elspeth’s absence, Grandma Elliot has engaged a manager to help.

He is charming, handsome, an eligible a bachelor – and his name is Howard Elliot, but he is unfamiliar with the ways of Border shepherds.

Gran Elliot seems completely convinced by his charming manner and winning smile, but Elspeth is increasingly concerned by the dwindling numbers of sheep and Howard’s habits of rising late and the stench of alcohol that follows him everywhere…

Robin Armstrong heroically steps in to help with the care of the sheep but he admits he has ulterior motives.

Although Elspeth finds his advances hard to resist she’s still under the impression Robin’s flirting is motivated only by his lust for her estate.

With Gran Elliot recovering from an accident, a wayward manager on the bottle and Robin pursuing her, how will Elspeth cope?

Will she be able to restore Everanlea to its former glory?

Will she ever get to the bottom of Robin Armstrong’s true intentions and find the happy ending she so desperately seeks?

Praise for Gwen Kirkwood

‘A classic story of love and hope’. – Holly Kinsella, best-selling author of Uptown Girl .

‘A gripping read’. – Robert Foster, best-selling author of The Lunar Code .

Gwen Kirkwood is the author of sixteen Scottish novels and six shorter romantic novellas, including A Question of Love , The Wary Heart and A New Beginning . She won the Elizabeth Goudge Trophy, judged by Richard Lee, when it was re-introduced to mark the millennium in 2000. She lives in Scotland.

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Author: Gwen Kirkwood

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

BURIED SINS by JONES VIVIEN

Elizabeth Brown disturbs history when she starts to look for something special for her Father’s birthday. A unique store in which the gifts on sale have their own stories to tell, leads her into a local workhouse and a stately home. What Elizabeth sees and hears, in replays from the shadows of the past, not only challenges her modern values, but her future too.

Doubting if anyone will believe her, Elizabeth tells no one about her uncanny experiences, until she meets Samuel William Jarvis, a successful bachelor.

Transgressions are not always black and white, so be careful to read between the lines…sins like to remain buried.

Author: JONES VIVIEN

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Belmary House Book One by Cassidy Cayman

Tilly Jacobs thinks spending a month in London helping her history buff cousin catalog antiques in a possibly haunted mansion that’s slated to be torn down will be the perfect thing to help her get over being fired from her job. Possibly proving the existence of ghosts will just be icing on the cake. When her ghost turns out to be a living, breathing, Regency era earl who mistakenly drags her into his century, she thinks she’s in for the best vacation of her life. All she has to do is enjoy the scenery, which includes the hunky Lord Ashford, until he can get her back to her own time.She doesn’t count on getting caught up in finding his missing sister, or on a murderer being after them, or the fact that if the house gets destroyed, so do her chances of ever getting home.Least of all, she doesn’t count on the undeniable attraction she feels to the mysterious and brooding Lord Ashford, or the fact that his life involves things far more difficult to believe than she ever thought imaginable.

Author: Cassidy Cayman

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

The Grass Widow by Beasley Bradley, Lori

Forty-year-old Callie Jamison thinks she has a good life as a rancher’s wife, until her husband divorces her for a younger woman who can give him the children Callie never did.Clayton Swift is an aging cowboy who knows it’s time for him to hang up his spurs, but he doesn’t want to do it alone.After a chance meeting the The Flat Iron Cafe, their paths intertwine. But as secrets from Clayton’s past surface and Callie faces difficult life choices, their future looks uncertain.Despite their differences, can the two forge a future together?

Author: Beasley Bradley, Lori

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Unflappable Miss Fairchild (Uncommon Courtships Book 1) by Regina Scott

From award-winning author Regina Scott comes a tale of choosing to follow the rules or being true to your heart.The ever practical Anne Fairchild knows the rules of engagement in Regency England—the proper way a young lady should seek a husband. She’s been groomed to make the best match possible so she can help the two elderly aunts who raised her stave off poverty. So why is it one moment in the presence of the dashing Chas Prestwick, and she’s ready to throw propriety to the wind?The black sheep of the family, Chas excels at shocking Society with his wild wagers and reckless carriage racing. But his bravado masks a bruised and lonely heart. Can the sweet-natured Anne convince him to take the greatest risk of all—on love? This sweet traditional Regency romance was originally published by Kensington Zebra.“. . . very likeable hero and heroine, humor, and one laugh-out-loud scene that stars one of the most outstanding examples of ‘bad’ writing since the Bad Hemmingway contest folded.” — The Romance Reader“Ms. Scott’s appealing characters will win your heart.” — RT Book ReviewsExcerptShe’d heard that some members of the ton raced their carriages for sport, but she’d had no idea that a carriage could go so fast. Trees, houses, and other carriages whizzed passed so quickly that she barely had time to register them. There was no chance of escape. To jump would have killed her at this speed. Her heart was pounding as loudly as the thundering hooves of the bays. The wind whipped her face, snapping the ribbons of her bonnet against her cheeks. When she put up a hand to catch them, her bonnet flipped off the back of her head. In moments, her hair was free of its bun and streaming out behind her. They careened around a turn, and the curricle tipped onto its right wheel. Anne watched terrified as the ground seemed to hurtle toward her. With a deft flick of the reins, Chas turned the horses and brought the curricle with a thud onto two wheels again. Anne swallowed her fear and clutched the curricle’s sideboard so hard her knuckles stood out of her grey kid leather gloves.“Just a little farther, Angel,” he called over the roar of the wind. He winked at Anne, then frowned as if noticing her for the first time. “Don’t get sick on me, now. I thought you were made of stronger stuff. Relax and enjoy the ride.”Relax? Had he lost his mind? They whipped past a drayman’s wagon with inches to spare, the neighs of his frightened horses echoing behind them. Yet as they continued to fly down the road, she began to feel less afraid and more excited. The exhilaration of traveling as fast as the wind was rather heady, and she began to understand why gentlemen raced.“What record are we trying to beat?” she ventured over the roar of the wind and the thunder of flying hooves.“Curricle and pair to Kew Gardens,” he shouted back. “Lord Petersborough and I set the record last Season, fifty-five minutes from Knightsbridge, specifically to the Hose and Garter Inn. We were well nigh onto breaking it when the wheel came off.” “Where do we stand now?” she asked. Before he could answer, the curricle hit a rut, and she bounced in the seat so hard that her hands broke free of the sideboard. She slid across the leather seat, right up against Chas Prestwick. Face burning, she scrambled away from him to the other side of the curricle.“Miss Fairchild,” he scolded, grinning wickedly as he whipped the reins again, “if you persist in throwing yourself at me, I will begin to think you have designs on my virtue.”“Nonsense,” she managed to reply. “I believe the ton would agree that you have no virtue left on which to stake a claim.” Chas only laughed at the comment and urged the horses on.Anne shook the hair out of her face. The tension must have been getting to her, for she would never have been so bold with any of her other suitors. Why was it with him she felt so free?

Author: Regina Scott

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Stolen by a Pirate (Rakes & Rebels: The Beauvisage Family Book 1) by Cynthia Wright

A pirate and a high-born maiden, brought together by a legendary sword…~ Dashing French pirate Jean-Philippe Beauvisage revels in a life of complete freedom … until the night at a ball in Georgian London, when a Russian beauty quietly steals his heart.~Heartbroken Antonia Varyshkova, who has lost her parents and her home in a St. Petersburg fire, stops in London en route to a new life with her brother in America. When her arrogant ship’s captain, Tobias Ormond, insists that she attend a ball with him, Antonia reluctantly agrees.The instant connection between Jean-Philippe and Antonia is soul-deep, but it seems that there cannot be a future for them. She sails off to America and he returns to his corsair’s life at sea … until an ancient Roman sword which may be cursed forces Beauvisage to chase down the very ship carrying the woman he loves. Take to the high seas with Jean-Philippe Beauvisage as he plots to capture his lady ~ and win her heart of fragile stars.HEART OF FRAGILE STARS is the novella-length prequel to CAROLINE (Rakes & Rebels, Book 2). It originally appeared as part of the WITH DREAMS ONLY OF YOU collection.Rakes & Rebels: The Beauvisage Family:1 – HEART OF FRAGILE STARS: a novella prequel to CAROLINE (Jean-Philippe & Antonia)2 – CAROLINE (Alec & Caro)3 – TOUCH THE SUN (Lion & Meagan)4 – SPRING FIRES (Nicholai & Lisette)5 – HER DANGEROUS VISCOUNT (Grey & Natalya)Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family:1 – SILVER STORM (André & Devon)2 – SMUGGLER’S MOON (Sebastian & Julia)3 – THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella)4 – SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay)~ coming in August, 2017 – HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)5 – HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne)6 – TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)

Author: Cynthia Wright

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Tempting Duty: An Isle Of Bliss Romance (Seducing The Guardian Book 1) by Olivia Outlaw

Although the late duke fostered him and near fathered him after his own died, Adam Deerfield, the Earl of Avonsby, was shocked to find himself selected as the Guardian for Evan Gable, the Duke of Dansbury. It was an honor he couldn’t refuse and a trust he couldn’t break, even if he was erotically enthralled with his new ward.

Evan’s shocking act on the eve of his nineteenth birthday drove Adam to flee, but Evan expected no less. He just didn’t expect Adam to stay away. He used Adam’s absence to learn the art of sexual domination. When Adam returned, Evan intended to have the sensual skills to lure him into an irresistible and unbreakable intimate bond.

All the gossip about the unusually close relationship between the two men might be about to become the truth – at the worst possible time.

Author: Olivia Outlaw