Proxy Brides Series
Think Mail Order Brides except they marry by proxy before they even meet!
They didn’t meet until after the wedding day.
Carter McLain has finally accomplished the success he was striving for when he moved to the frontier a decade ago. All that’s missing is a wife to share it with. Having no desire to leave his land, he requests a friend back home to arrange a proxy marriage for him. When his bride seems too good to be true, Carter wonders if he did the right thing.
The highly publicized deaths of Ella St. Clair’s parents cause her to lose everything. Left destitute, alone, and friendless, she grudgingly accepts the offer of marriage by proxy to a man she has never met. The long trip West leaves her plenty of time for second thoughts.
What does the future hold for these legally bound strangers? Can they get past their secrets to find happiness?
A Bride for Carter is available now from Amazon.
Hannah needs a husband. Her new name will protect her siblings. The fact that he lives in the back of beyond gives them a place to hide. She hadn’t counted on him being so appealing.
But what happens when they realize how very permanent their proxy marriage truly is?
A Bride for Ransom is available now from Amazon.
A Bride for Alastair
This is Fred’s story. Find out how he got into the habit of arranging marriages for his friends and why they call him Fred. Publication date: August 1st, 2019
Orphan Train Series
Read about three young women as they accompany a train load of orphans traveling to their new lives out West. The women find love while helping the children find happiness.
Sophie is a short prequel that sets up this fascinating storyline.
His pursuit of her threatens everything – except her heart
Sophie Brooks has lived at the orphanage since she was ten years old. Now nineteen, she’s not only a resident, she works there as well. It’s the only true home she can remember and she’ll do whatever it takes to keep it safe.
When her budding relationship with the son of one of the orphanage’s benefactors threatens the charity’s funding, Sophie must choose between her loyalties and her heart.
Sophie is available now from Amazon
New York City debutante, Cassandra Morley has grown close to a trio of young brothers while volunteering at an orphanage. When the three boys are sent on the train to Missouri to be adopted, she accompanies them despite how displeased her high society family is likely to be.
Single rancher, Charles Ainsworth, is glad to be in a position to provide a new home for three brothers. He has no use for the citified young woman who keeps stopping by to check on them, despite how beautiful he finds her. He feels obligated to tolerate her visits to please his new sons.
Their differences cause them to fight their attraction to one another, but when one of the boys goes missing, they have to learn to trust each other in order to bring him home.
Cassie is now available from Amazon
Early Summer 1854
When Katie’s husband and baby died, she vowed to never face such heartache again. Accompanying a trainload of orphans to their new lives in Missouri affords Katie the opportunity to start a new life of her own. She jumps at the chance, determined to grab life with both hands.
Doctor Wyatt Jeffries doesn’t appreciate Katie’s independence and determination. Having had his heart broken when his first wife’s illness turned her into a hard-hearted hellion, Wyatt is looking for a wife who will be happy staying home and raising babies. So he doesn’t understand why he can’t stop thinking about the town’s new seamstress.
When the deadly threat of a mysterious illness looms, Katie and Wyatt are forced to work together to save their town. Is there any chance they can save their own hearts too?
Katie is now available from Amazon
Two challenged hearts. One true love?
The death of her mother when she was ten years old left Melanie Jones with too many responsibilities. Raising her younger siblings under the weight of her father’s unkind words filled her with insecurities. Despite those early years, she’s determined to make a new life for herself. Moving far away from home, she boards a train to escort the latest load of orphans to Missouri.
Abandoned by his wife then widowed, Cole Miller is forced to raise his daughter on his own. Though his sister is supposed to help, she’s more liability than asset. When a beautiful newcomer arrives in town, her doubts and insecurities leave Cole uninterested. He’s had his fill of women like his wife and sister.
When Melanie steps in to help Cole with his daughter, he’s able to see beyond her timidity and discover her beautiful and gracious soul. Will his discovery be enough for him to let go of his own uncertainties? Is Melanie ready for a family of her own?
Melanie is now available from Amazon
Danger. Deception. True love?
Daisy meets Lord Jasper Seaton quite by accident while standing outside a closed employment office. The handsome viscount proposes they might be able to help each other out. He offers to hire her to accompany him to visit his parents while posing as a potential love interest.
Being a proper lady, if only a “Miss”, Daisy objects to such an inappropriate proposition. Once the viscount is able to convince her that he will observe all proprieties, she reluctantly agrees while secretly looking forward to experiencing the aristocratic life, if even just for a week.
When a shady character from her past shows up looking for her, Jasper’s protective instincts kick in. But will it interfere with his own reasons for the ruse? Jasper’s feelings for Daisy get even more muddled when she is abducted.
Their masquerade could lead to true love if her past doesn’t destroy them first.
A Dangerous Debut is available now from Amazon
Are the possibilities worth the price?
The Duke of Wychwood seeks retribution from the Earl of Pickering. When he finds out the earl has a beautiful young niece, the duke thinks to involve her in his feud, but is shocked to discover he is attracted to her.
The orphaned niece of the earl, Lady Victoria, serves as governess to four of his children and is made to feel like an interloper in her own home. A chance encounter with the duke affords her the opportunity to enter Society, but to take it means risking what little security she has.
Revenge and love don’t sit well together, to have a future can they learn to give up the past?
The Reluctant Debutante is available now from Amazon
Can a lost love be rekindled?
When Lady Julianna ended her engagement to Lord Ackerley, Viscount Beaumont, during her first Season, she left London vowing never to return.
Seven years later she returns as chaperone to her niece and unfortunately Lord Ackerley is also in Town for the Season. Moving around the small circle of the ton stirs up feelings she has kept hidden. Embarrassed and ashamed that she made a mistake in ending their previous relationship, she tries to avoid further contact. Ackerley, stunned by her second rejection, pursues her to discover the truth.
Is it ever too late for a second chance at love?
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The Countess Intrigue
Engaged to a rumored murderer – What’s a lady to do?
During her second Season, Lady Elizabeth Castleton is found in a compromising situation with Lord Justice Sinclair, the Earl of Heath. Despite her attraction to him, she is dismayed to find herself betrothed to the man who is rumored to have killed his first wife. Her parents refuse to lend credence to the rumors, so she is soon married and on the way to her husband’s estate.
She cannot decide what to make of the handsome earl but after an attempt is made on her life, Elizabeth is terrified that history is about to repeat itself. She determines to find out once and for all if she is married to a murder.
Can she stay alive long enough to find her happily ever after?
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First comes marriage, then comes love.
Miss Elizabeth Dunseith grew up in genteel poverty, happy despite her abusive father and weak mother. The marriage her father has arranged for her seems shady, but despite her fears for her future, Beth is relieved to get away from home with her handsome, new husband.
Justin Fulton, Earl of Westfield, is puzzled by the contradictory behavior of his purchased bride. One moment she is haughty and cool, the next she is warm and endearing.
Their relationship is just starting to develop when Justin’s meddling sister throws them off course and an old friend of Beth’s complicates matters further.
Can their differences get sorted before it’s too late to claim their happily ever after?
The governess must charm both the spoiled child and the haughty earl.
Orphaned and destitute, gently born Felicia Scott must find a way to keep a roof over her head. No longer able to enter the Marriage Mart, but also not of the servant class, the only option is to find a position as governess.
After his spoiled, seven year old daughter has sent off three governesses in the 18 months since her mother died, the Earl of Standish doubts the young, inexperienced Miss Scott could possible manage the position. Since he’s desperate and she comes so highly recommended, the earl agrees to give her a chance. Much to everyone’s amazement, the beautiful, young governess succeeds where the others had failed. The entire household benefits from the calm, including the jaded earl.
How does he overcome his arrogance to see his governess’ true value? Will her joyful spirit be able to finally melt his resistant heart?
The Duke Conspiracy
A spying debutante, a duke, and a conspiracy. Can love be found despite their feud?
Miss Rosamund Smythe, the only daughter of a baron diplomat, is finding the Season to be a dead bore. After her stint at spying while in Vienna with her father, she wants a higher purpose in life than “just” being a wife.
His Grace, Alexander Milton, the Duke of Wrentham, wants a quiet life with a “proper” lady as his wife after the tumultuous childhood he had. His parents had fought viciously, lied often, and Alex secretly wonders if he was even his father’s son.
Rose and Alex grew up on neighboring estates and have been best friends since she was four years old but a family feud has torn their friendship apart.
At a Society event Rose overhears a plot to entrap Alex into a marriage of convenience. Her loyalty to their old friendship as well as her knowledge of the conspirator, Sir Jason Broderick, causes Rose to overcome her aversion to Wrentham in order to warn him of his danger. Alex’s complicated childhood has caused him to despise all forms of deception so Rose avoids telling him how she knows so much about Sir Broderick.
When Rose is abducted by Sir Broderick to prevent her interference, Alex must deal with his own conflicted feelings to help her rescue herself. Can they claim their happily ever after despite the turmoil?
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Can a case of mistaken identity lead to true love?
Emily must masquerade as an Earl’s servant for reasons she’s not willing to divulge. To her astonishment she finds she enjoys the role, but unfortunately finds herself attracted to the haughty young Earl.
He too struggles with an attraction to his beautiful new maid, but has his mind set on pursuing a courtship with the much more appropriate Lady Maude.
Who is Emily?
Why is she hiding in the Earl’s household?