Mrs. McVinnie’s London Season, by Carla Kelly

Mrs. McVinnie’s London Season, by Carla Kelly Widowed at 24 by war, Jeannie McVinnie wishes to free her father-in-law to join his old regiment for a Highlands fishing trip. She practices a small deception by accepting an invitation issued to another Jeannie McVinnie: a plea for help from Captain William Summers to his former nursemaid…

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Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind, by Carla Kelly

Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind, by Carla Kelly Orphaned as a child, Miss Jane Milton lives to serve her Stover cousins, tending to their every need. Her beloved cousin Blair suffered a slow and painful death from wounds received at the Battle of Waterloo, and now, ten months later, Miss Milton feels utterly forlorn. Her…

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Miss Billings Treads The Boards, by Carla Kelly

Miss Billings Treads the Boards, by Carla Kelly Cynical, lazy Lord Grayson is coerced into delivering a message to lovely Katherine Billings, whose late father frittered away a fortune on artwork. All his purchases were forgeries, save one, which—if sold—would offer Kate a modest living. Meanwhile, Kate has bowed to necessity and set off for…

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Miss Chartley’s Guided Tour, by Carla Kelly

Miss Chartley’s Guided Tour, by Carla Kelly To all appearances, Miss Omega Chartley is a schoolteacher on holiday. In fact she is a gentlewoman fallen on hard times, left at the altar eight years earlier and forced to make her own way in the world after the loss of her family fortune. Omega’s modest tour…

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Miss Whittier Makes a List, by Carla Kelly

Miss Whittier Makes a List, by Carla Kelly In the early 1800s, seventeen-year-old Hannah Whittier is traveling by ship down the coast from her Quaker home in Massachusetts to her brother’s house in Charleston, South Carolina. To while away the dull hours, Hannah composes a list of qualities she wants in a husband. Boredom will…

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The Last of Lady Lansdown, by Shirley Kennedy

The Last of Lady Lansdown, by Shirley Kennedy In the dawn of the Regency era in Northern England, precious few mourn the sudden and shocking passing of the Earl of Lansdown. Certainly not Jane Elton, the young and beautiful widow whose life he made a misery. After her initial relief, Jane must contend with an…

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