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release date: Oct 19, 2018
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Promise of Home (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: Under the guidance of her husband and protector, Regan Shelagh leaves behind her beloved Ireland in quest of a prosperous future in America. In the wake of an unexpected loss, the journey begins fraught with hardship and woe but through the grace of God’s guidance, Regan and Carrick persevere through high seas and rough roads.

When bad news overshadows the good, Regan looks to Carrick’s easy disposition and optimism to carry them through their seven-month journey across America in early 1880. With angels watching over them, the two overcome the worst the unexplored American winter has to offer, making friends and falling more in love with each mile left behind.

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release date: Oct 19, 2018
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Tales from the Lands - Epic Fantasy Series (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: ** My name is Chloe. I leave this record of the spirit, so the Temple and the city will know how the demon came to the City of the Sun. **
It's written that a demon takes three seals before it returns below the Abyss.
One, it already has.
In the darkness of the sleeping city, a squire defends a second.
The third seal would be Chloe's.
A tale from the Charm Counter Charm Sequence.
release date: Oct 19, 2018
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Alone In The World Trilogy (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: **BOOK TWO IS NOW AVAILABLE.**
**BOOK THREE IS NOW AVAILABLE.**

Mercy Porter was too young to appreciate the life that she had until she was kidnapped in 1863 and became Georgiana "Gia" Fletcher, the daughter of England's most infamous prostitution ring leader. Now it is 1871, and Gia has just become wrapped up in the kidnapping of a young girl by the name of Simona Dickens.

Unfortunately, the kidnapping goes wrong, and Gia is left for dead in the woods surrounding the Dickens’ property. Once she is rescued, she finds herself on a wild adventure with Simona’s sister, Luciana, to bring Simona back home where she belongs.

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release date: Apr 07, 2015
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Wicked Wyckerly (Rebellious Sons Book 1) (Rebellious Sons Series)
Nominated for the prestigious romance Rita award!

John Fitzhugh Wyckerly has been the spare heir all his life, supporting himself with gambling and charm. The news that he’s inherited the bankrupt title of Earl of Danecroft shatters his indolent world. Even penniless, he’s always paid his debts, but now the estate’s creditors are closing in. He can fake his death and run for cover, or accept overwhelming responsibility and find a rich wife, one who will also accept his illegitimate terror of a daughter.

On his way to find an heiress, he meets Abigail Merriweather, who is neither rich nor aristocratic, but she can tame The Terror and stomp cockroaches. Unfortunately, she needs a wealthy, powerful man who will fight her father’s executor and retrieve her four half-siblings. When an unexpected inheritance falls into Abby’s lap, she sets out for London to seek a lawyer.

Can Fitz charm his practical Abby into trusting him to save her siblings when it’s doubtful that he can even save himself? And can Abby surrender reason and logic for the folly of love offered by a man who can have any woman he wants but insists he wants only her?

* Nominated for the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA® award!
* Booklist Top Ten Romance

Rebellious Sons Series
Prequel Novella: Incomparable Lord Meath
Book #1: Wicked Wyckerly
Book #2: Devilish Montague
Book #3: Notorious Atherton
Book #4: Formidable Lord Quentin

Praise for Wicked Wyckerly:

“Rice is a master storyteller. A wonderful blend of humor, pathos, adventure, and charm, this page-turner is book one in Rice’s promising Rebellious Sons series.” —Shelley Mosley, Booklist

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release date: May 24, 2016
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The Wedding Affair (Rebel Hearts Book 1)
Coming face-to-face with the scoundrel who broke her heart on the eve of her wedding to another man could not be more awkward or ill-timed for Lady Sally Ford. When she accepted London’s most eligible earl, she hoped her heart had healed enough to learn to love him after they tied the knot. Her betrothed has no idea she was once engaged to an ambitious sea captain who betrayed her, and Sally has never forgotten or forgiven Captain Hastings for leaving her behind as he made his fortune at sea.

When Felix answered the urgent summons from his superior, he never expected to face his angry first and only love about to marry an earl or to discover he has the support of her family to get in her way. With no expectation of winning her back, Felix finally has a chance to clear the air about the past. But with every argument and stolen moment, their former passion reignites as if it had never waned. Is there a chance to begin again and forgive each other when they must part any day?

Rebel Hearts Series:
Book 1: The Wedding Affair (Felix and Sally)
Book 2: An Affair of Honor (William and Matilda)
Book 3: The Christmas Affair (Harper and Amy)
Book 4: An Affair so Right (Quinn and Theodora)
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release date: Aug 12, 2016
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Our Father (Johann's War Book 1)
“The German Revolution had indeed begun.”

The Second German Reich has collapsed in the flames of World War I and the country is in chaos. Republicans, rogue soldiers, and communists are rampaging through the cities and villages of Germany. Faced with destruction, the nationalists fight back against their enemies, turning the country into a battlefield.

In Munich, Erich and Johann Brandt are a pair of impressionable teenagers just trying to get by. When Erich falls under the sway of young speaker Adolf Hitler, he joins the party without a second thought. Erich drives further and further into Hitler’s inner circle, which all culminates in a deadly march through the heart of Munich.

Horrified at his brother’s fall into National Socialism, Johann does what he can to fight back against the spell that Hitler has placed the country under. That is until he attracts the brutal attentions of SA captain Oswald Yorck.

As elections turn against the democratic parties, Johann does his best to save his country before it’s too late. But it could cost him his life…
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release date: Mar 18, 2015
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The Smuggler's Gambit (Adam Fletcher Adventure Series Book 1)

Port Beaufort, North Carolina - May 1765

Seventeen-year-old Adam Fletcher is no stranger to fist fights, but when he bloodies the nose of the obnoxious son of Port Beaufort's customs agent, the local magistrate offers Adam two choices: jail or an apprenticeship.

Choosing the latter, he soon finds himself bound apprentice to a reclusive old man with a secret, colorful past. Although Adam is less than thrilled about his new situation, when he is asked to spy on his master as a suspected smuggler, he has to decide where his loyalties lie. Will he perform his civic duty to the Crown, or will he do whatever is necessary to protect the old man, possibly putting even his own family in danger?

Secrets will be revealed, loyalties will be questioned, betrayals will be uncovered, and a young man's character will be put to the test in The Smuggler's Gambit.

The Smuggler's Gambit is the first book in the Adam Fletcher Adventure Series of historical fiction novels. If you like fast-moving adventures, impetuous young heroes, suspense-filled plots, and a dash of romance, then you'll love Sara Whitford's entertaining series!

release date: Jan 05, 2017
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Enchant: Beauty and the Beast Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale Book 1)
A beastly prince. An enchanting beauty. Only love can break the spell.
Once upon a time...
The wicked King Thorn forced the enchantress Zuleika to cast a terrible curse. She fled his court to travel the world, helping those who need her magic most. Until a search for her merchant father's lost ships leads her to an enchanted island, where Prince Vardan, the island's ruler, is afflicted by the most powerful curse Zuleika has ever encountered. She's not sure she can reverse the spell, but she's determined to try. After all, a prince who fights pirates can't be all bad...no matter how beastly his appearance.
Together, can the enchanting beauty and the beastly prince break the spell?

Romance a Medieval Fairytale series:
Each book is a standalone, so they can be read in any order:
  • Enchant: Beauty and the Beast Retold (#1)
  • Dance: Cinderella Retold (#2)
  • Fly: Goose Girl Retold (#3)
  • Revel: Twelve Dancing Princesses Retold (#4)
  • Silence: Little Mermaid Retold (#5)
  • Awaken: Sleeping Beauty Retold (#6)
  • Embellish: Brave Little Tailor Retold (#7)
  • Appease: Princess and the Pea Retold (#8)
  • Blow: Three Little Pigs Retold (#9)
  • Return: Hansel and Gretel Retold (#10)
  • Wish: Aladdin Retold (#11)
  • Melt: Snow Queen Retold (#12)
  • Spin: Rumpelstiltskin Retold (#13)
  • Kiss: Frog Prince Retold (#14)
  • Hunt: Red Riding Hood Retold (#15)
  • Reflect: Snow White Retold (#16)
release date: Jul 07, 2010
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Silken Threads (Lords of Conquest)
Graeham Fox comes to London to rescue his overlord’s daughter from her abusive husband, in return for which he is promised her sister’s hand in marriage and a vast estate—quite a prize for a landless soldier who’s never had a home of his own. Attacked and disabled by a broken leg, he rents a room in the humble home of Joanna Chapman, a silk merchant’s widow. Joanna, having learned not to trust handsome, charming devils like Graeham, lets him think her husband is still alive in order to keep him at a distance. Mindful of his mission—and the promised reward—Graeham tries to resist his feelings for Joanna, but the white-hot desire simmering between them cannot be denied.

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Silken Threads was honored with Romance Writers of America’s RITA® Award for Best Long Historical Romance, was nominated by Romantic Times magazine for Best Historical Romantic Mystery, and made the Ingrams A-List of Top 50 Requested Titles for four weeks. Originally published by NAL.

“Patricia Ryan moves Rear Window to medieval London, and does things Hitchcock never dreamed of! Fresh, swift and sexy, Silken Threads strengthens Ms. Ryan’s reputation as an outstanding author of medieval romances.” New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney

“Silken Threads resonates with the sounds, smells, intrigues and passions of the Middle Ages. Add engaging characters, authentic historical details and a well-crafted mystery and you have a delectable tapestry whose threads glide like silk through the pages.” Romantic Times

“Patricia Ryan is back with another dazzling medieval romance! Proving herself to be a remarkable storyteller, Patricia Ryan spins a tale of romance and mystery that will thrill readers. With a host of wonderful secondary characters to round out the complex plot, Ms. Ryan keeps readers guessing—and turning pages—right up till the end! This is a very special and original novel from one of romance’s finest authors. Don’t miss it.” The Literary Times

“This is a rich and rewarding book. The characters are fully realized, the setting is impeccably accurate, and the mystery kept me guessing....Silken Threads is romance at its best. This one goes on my keeper shelf.” The Romance Reader

“This medieval take on Hitchcock’s movie Rear Window is simply superb! The secondary characters add as much to the story as the hero and heroine, and the author’s sense of atmosphere is impeccable. Ms. Ryan is a superb stylist with words who weaves the silken threads of her latest medieval romance into a complex tapestry of mystery, suspense and passion. If you haven’t tried this author’s books (historical or contemporary), don’t wait any longer. This one is fantastic and not to be missed!” Tanzey Cutter, The Old Book Barn Gazette

“A real page-turner, this one will keep readers guessing right to the surprising conclusion.” Bell, Book & Candle

About the Author:

Patricia Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen romances and mysteries, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life With Murder. Her novels have garnered rave reviews and been published in over twenty countries. A RITA® winner (for Silken Threads) and four-time nominee, she is also the recipient of two Romantic Times Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for the second book of her historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney, which she wrote under the name P.B. Ryan.

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