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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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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Daughter of Fortune, by Carla Kelly

Daughter of Fortune, by Carla Kelly Maria Espinosa should not have survived the 1679 cholera epidemic in Mexico City that killed her parents, already reeling from the loss of their fortune, nor should she have survived an Apache raid on the caravan transporting her to a sister in remote Santa Fe, in the royal colony…

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