Regency Christmas Gifts, by Carla Kelly

Regency Christmas Gifts, by Carla Kelly Regency Christmas Gifts is a collection of two novella-length regency romances and one short story by Carla Kelly. The Lasting Gift: Christmas approaches, and Mary Ann Poole has little to anticipate. Her daughter Beth was born just after the death in battle of her father seven years earlier, and…

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Paloma and the Horse Traders, by Carla Kelly

Paloma and the Horse Traders, by Carla Kelly As the eighteenth century draws to a close, the Kwahadi Comanches seem to be making their peace with the settlers of the Spanish Colony of New Mexico. No one is as relieved as Marco Mondragón and his adored wife Paloma Vega, whose ranch, the Double Cross, sits…

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With This Ring, by Carla Kelly

With This Ring, by Carla Kelly The year is 1814, and Lydia Perkins is in London for the Season. Sadly, the Perkins don’t care if Lydia makes a suitable match. All her mother’s hopes lie in the beautiful but vapid Kitty, and Lydia is expected to answer her every whim. In an effort to mix…

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Season’s Regency Greetings by Carla Kelly

Season’s Regency Greetings, by Carla Kelly “Let Nothing You Dismay”: In 1810 England, Cecilia Ambrose is an oddity at the Bath academy for young ladies where she teaches. Although gently raised, she is half-Egyptian, and at age twenty-eight believes she will never marry. With Christmas only days away, Cecilia has agreed to escort twelve-year-old Lucinda…

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Marco and the Devil’s Bargain, by Carla Kelly

Marco and the Devil’s Bargain, by Carla Kelly The year is 1782. Marco Mondragón, brand inspector in Spanish New Mexico, and his wife Paloma Vega have settled happily into married life on the Double Cross. And yet Paloma is convinced their joy will not be complete until she has a child. She longs to give…

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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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The Double Cross, by Carla Kelly

The Double Cross, by Carla Kelly The year is 1780, and Marco Mondragón is a brand inspector in the royal Spanish colony of New Mexico. A widower and rancher, Marco lives on the edge of Comanchería, the domain of the fierce Comanche. Each autumn, he takes cattle and wool, and his district’s records of livestock…

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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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