When Katie O’Callaghan left Ireland in search of a better life in America, she never dreamed that she’d end up having to flee Boston and head West less than a year later. But after suffering at the hands of her greedy Uncle, she is forced to take the only way out she can … marry a stranger out west.
Daniel Sullivan is in need of a wife if he wants the bank to lend him money for his new business. Too bad the only girl he’s interested in – one he met during a train robbery – is already taken.
Katie is determined to honour her promise to marry her fiancé despite losing her heart to Daniel.
It is a life built on secrets, lust, and lies, and Sydnee Sauveterre is at the center of the charade. Used as a source of income at a stand on the Natchez Trace, she escapes at a young age to start a new life in Louisiana. Gifted with visions and a knowledge of Hoodoo, Sydnee must find her way through the quagmire of danger and deceit that is 19th Century New Orleans. She bans together with four friends to create an illusion within the elegant, high society of the Louisiana Creole. It is a risky charade meant to fulfill all of their secret desires, and Sydnee gambles everything, including love, to lead this double life. Will she survive the grand masquerade?
“Once again Amanda Hughes splashes the pages with adventure and love stories about audacious women in the 18th and 19th Century. Her page-turning tales will keep you on the edge of your seat as you take wild rides through passionate and dazzling periods of history.”
No one can remember a time when the Darnleys and Kirallens were not at each other’s throats. The marriage of Maude Darnley to Jemmy Kirallen promises to end an age-old conflict—but Darnley has no intention of keeping his sworn word. Instead, he blackmails his baseborn daughter, Alyson, forcing her to masquerade as Maude while he prepares for a devastating surprise attack. Alyson is determined to survive and rescue her young brother from Darnley’s clutches, but she never counted on falling in love. Now Alyson is faced with a terrible choice: Reveal the truth, and her brother’s life is forfeit—stay silent, and condemn Jemmy and his clan to certain death.
When Claire travels to Montana for her sister Maddie’s wedding to Seth Samuels, she meets the youngest Samuels brother, Marcus, and they fall in love.
Can they find the fortitude to withstand the tests that come their way or will they both end up with broken hearts?
** A clean romance novel **
Madelyn O’Connor is beautiful, popular, and comfortable with her opulent life. That is until she is brutally attacked by the son of one of the wealthiest families in Pittsburgh. Her parents are ready to fight the case out in the courts, but Madelyn doesn’t want any publicity about it. She wants to forget that it ever happened, but can’t.
Her family grows increasingly worried about the depressive state she falls into and they try to come up with ways to help her, but nothing seems to work. Tessa feels that it would be best for Madelyn to get far away from the city and wants her to come to Montana, but Madelyn is resistant to the idea.
Seth Samuels, Tessa’s brother-in-law, becomes injured when he and his men are attacked by wild dogs on a cattle drive. He’s morose and anxious over the prospect of not being able to participate in drives any longer. Tessa sees two people she loves hurting and thinks that maybe they can help each other when no one else can. She appeals to Seth to help convince Madelyn to come west. Seth refuses at first, but then figures that since he can’t do much else he might as well try to help.
Madelyn and Seth begin a volley of letters in which Seth entices Madelyn to come meet him. She finds him charming and eventually cannot resist his entreaties. She and Tessa convince her parents to let her make the trip. Geoffrey agrees to accompany his second eldest daughter to Montana.
When Seth and Madelyn meet they are instantly attracted to each other, but when Seth’s condition becomes even more serious, Seth is prepared to face the worst. Madelyn isn’t about to give up on him, however, and becomes determined to help the man with whom she’s smitten to heal. Together they embark on a journey of recovery as Seth agrees to go back East to get more modern treatment. As their relationship deepens there are seemingly insurmountable obstacles that threaten to tear them apart. Can each of them compromise in order to have a future together or will their pride keep them from realizing their dreams?