Sweet Summer Kisses
A Limited Edition Box Set
Bluestockings and wallflowers seek happily-ever-afters. Only handsome, respectable and deeply romantic persons need apply. Dukes and marquesses will be given special consideration. Apply within.
This anthology contains nine fun, heart-tugging, and wholesomely romantic Regency novellas that are as sigh-worthy as they are sweet, brought to you by USA Today and national bestselling, award-winning authors.
Deceived by a Duke by Erin Knightley, USA Today bestselling author
When strangers meet during a summer sojourn to the continent, love soon blossoms under the Spanish sun. But things aren’t all what they seem. When Libby discovers her English gentleman isn’t at all who she thought he was, can their new relationship survive the shock of being . . . Deceived by a Duke? (Originally published May 2014)
Plus these all new stories!
Captivated by the Wallflower by Aileen Fish, USA Today bestselling author
Finding the perfect husband for wallflower Lady Susan is a means to an end for Viscount Knightwick. Falling in love is not part of his plan. Can he keep his heart safe while making hers happy?
A Most Suitable Match by Lily George, national bestselling author
Can confirmed bluestocking and matchmaker Louisa Bradbury compose her own happily ever after with Thomas, the wallflower of the rich and powerful Wright family?
Stealing the Duchess by Marie Higgins, national bestselling author
When Julian Stratford seeks out to steal the duchess as an act of revenge, he mistakenly steals the wrong sister–a wallflower, no less. As they work together to try and solve the mystery, they soon discover that not only are their lives in danger, but so are their hearts.
First Impressions by Elizabeth Johns, national bestselling author
A widower earl, still in need of an heir, reluctantly sets off for London in search of a wife. He infinitely prefers the role of recluse to that of dashing beau. The Season’s Incomparable prefers books to balls, and cannot wait until the Season is over. Their initial prejudices prevent them from feeling they would suit, but an unlikely source may give them another chance…
Treasure Beyond Words by Heather King
Having trusted the wrong man, bluestocking Amelia Burcott is forced to seek employment as a governess in order to support herself. Little does she realize, when she joins the household of the Earl of Raftesbury, that he has a secret as great as her own and needs the right woman to help him conquer his past.
The Earl’s Beloved Match by Bess McBride, national bestselling author
Bluestocking Cora Prentice has no intention of marrying…ever. Tobias, the Earl of Momford, has no intention of marrying…ever. But Aunt Mimi has other plans for them as she sets out to make a match between her goddaughter and her adopted nephew!
Save the Last Dance for Me by Cora Lee, award winning author
When Lady Honoria Maitland reunites with her old friend Benedict Grey, she proposes an arrangement: a faux courtship that will smooth wallflower Benedict’s re-entry into society and appease her dying father. But Honoria’s clever plan failed to account for Benedict’s heart…or her own.
The Third MacPherson Sister by Susana Ellis
Rebecca’s older sisters took the ton by storm while she herself has failed to attact a suitor in four Seasons. Miles is pondering his urgent need for a wife when Rebecca lands in his lap in the nave of Bath Abbey. A match between them seems ordained by the heavens… except for the little matter of his past history with her sisters.
Her Impetuous Rakehell
Laurence Pierce never wanted a wife or children. He preferred his freedom and his bachelor’s rooms in London. Then his cousin, Lord Oakhurst, dies, making Laurence guardian of a three-year-old girl. He knows nothing about children, and even less about girls. In desperation, he turns to the only lady friend he’s never seduced and begs for help.
Lady Hannah Lumley know Laurence for exactly what he is, since he’s been her brother’s closest friend for as long as she can remember. He’s the last man she could imagine as a father, and the very last man her brother would consider letting her marry. Yet one little kiss leaves her unable to think of anything but the new Baron Oakhurst. Now her Season has taken a twist she never expected. How can the nice young lords and gentlemen in London ever compare to this impetuous rakehell?
The Lieutenant’s Promise
Caught in the path of an impending battle between approaching Confederate and Union troops, strong-willed Em Gilmore clashes with handsome Lt. Lucas over keeping her family safe.
When her brother joins up with the northern troops fighting to keep Missouri in the Union, Em Gilmore’s left with the responsibility of keeping her family safe. Discovering a band of rebels camping nearby, she must get word to her brother and his handsome friend Lieutenant Lucas.
Levi Lucas is torn between defending his nation and protecting Em from her foolish notions of invulnerability. Her stubbornness is bound to get her in trouble, and he can’t be there to rescue her when he’s in battle hundreds of miles away. If he survives whatever campaigns lay ahead, will she be there to welcome him home?
To Love a Spy
A collection of wickedly suspenseful and wildly charming historical romances with bold heroes and dauntless heroines who must use unconventional methods to deliver justice—and hopefully find a love that proves a perfect fit for their hearts.
The Lieutenant’s Promise by Aileen Fish, USA Today and National bestselling author. Caught in the path of an impending battle between approaching Federal and rebel troops, headstrong Em Gilmore clashes with handsome Lt. Lucas over keeping her family safe.
Secrets and Lies by Marie Higgins, National bestselling author. Love for the man of her dreams wasn’t the only thing she was trying to hide.
Blood for Ink by LL Muir, National bestselling author. Northwick is determined to uncover the identity of The Scarlet Plumiere, a gossip writer who has exposed his friend to the ridicule of the ton. But if he unmasks her, she’s as good as dead…
Anna and the Conductor by Bess McBride, National bestselling author. Amid the ravages of the American Civil War, abolitionist Anna Douglas and a mysterious Underground Railroad conductor risk their freedom and lives to carry others to safety. Can their newfound love survive the chaos and destruction of war?
Love, Lies, Traitors, and Spies by Melissa Lynn Blue, National bestselling author. The last year has harbored little more than horror and loss for Juliet Jackson, but when her fiancé, Cole Turner, shows up one night claiming to have information that will end the war she is faced with a rare opportunity to take control of her own destiny. The only problem is that Cole is serving as a Union army spy, and Juliet is a staunch Virginian…
The Mapmaker’s Wife by Kathy L Wheeler, National bestselling author. A flippant proposal and an attack on her person finds one young woman married to the mapmaker who only needs someone to take control of his ungovernable child. Feelings quickly shift into something less platonic and when the enemy gains vital secrets, her suspicions land her in jail.
Beaux, Ballrooms, and Battles
For Readers who enjoy a bit of history with their Romance…
A historic confrontation
Beaux, Ballrooms, and Battles is a celebration of the bicentenary of the showdown between Wellington’s “Infamous Army” and Napoleon’s Grande Armée. Wellington’s Allied Army consisted of a hastily organized mélange of inexperienced men from several countries who didn’t even speak the same language.
A backdrop of war
While life in Regency England continued much as it had been, the war with Napoleon was a constant source of preoccupation as young men who eagerly set off to become heroes in battle sometimes returned with life-changing injuries or worse, didn’t return at all.
Nine stories of love tested by the trials of war
Recipes of Love
In Recipes of Love, sixteen authors from Sweet Romance Reads have included favorite romantic dishes to set the scene for a perfect intimate meal at home–just for two. Meat, fish and vegetarian suggestions are included, and many recipes are quick and easy to prepare. Recipes of Love contains something for everyone to enjoy this Valentine’s Day.
Also included are excerpts from the stories that inspired our recipes, so you can relax and read while you cook!
Lyn Cote – Awarding-winning author of over 40 contemporary and historical inspirational romances.
Melinda Curtis – Award-winning, USA Today bestseller and author of both sweet and steamier contemporary romance.
Margaret Daley – USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of romantic suspense and contemporary romances.
Denise Devine – USA Today bestselling author of romantic comedy and inspirational romance.
Raine English – USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of sweet contemporary romance.
Donna Fasano – USA Today bestselling author who has written over 30 romance and women’s fiction novels.
Aileen Fish – USA Today bestselling author of sweet contemporary and Regency romance.
Grace Greene – USA Today bestselling author of sweet contemporary romance, suspense and women’s fiction.
Shanna Hatfield – Hopeless romantic and bestselling author of sweet contemporary and historical romance.
Milou Koenings – Author of sweet contemporary romance.
Karen Rock – Award-winning author of Young Adult and Adult contemporary romance.
Roxanne Rustand – Award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of over 35 sweet and inspirational romance and romantic suspense novels.
Magdalena Scott – USA Today bestselling author of sweet romance in small town settings.
Alicia Street – USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and historical romance.
Helen Scott Taylor – USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of sweet contemporary romance.
Merrillee Whren – Award-winning author of contemporary inspirational romance.