Frances Snowden can hardly believe her good fortune when she’s whisked away from her boring life by her sister who is now a duchess. Instead of becoming the third wife of her parents’ stuffy neighbor, she can be anything she wants: a doting aunt to her newborn niece, a debutante in London, or even an independent spinster. But when she meets and kisses a mysterious man on a walk in the countryside, she knows exactly what she desires—him. David Langley, Earl of St. Ives, is resigned to marrying the dull woman his parents chose when he was a child. His future is suddenly, and happily, diverted when he encounters a captivating young woman who shows him everything he’s been missing. Ready to embark on a blissful life together, a long-buried feud between their families makes their marriage impossible. Nothing is more important than duty and family, but can he turn his back on love?
To Catch A Rogue by Amanda McCabe: When antiquities begin to go missing from London drawing rooms Miss Calliope Chase sets out to restore order. And she doesn't need to look much further than Cameron de Vere, Earl of Westwood, for a suspect. Until Cameron kisses her, and her ordered life is thrown into appalling confusion! To Deceive A Duke by Amanda McCabe: Clio Chase is hoping for a quiet season in Sicily with her family. There, she can forget all about the enigmatic Duke of Averton. That is until he unexpectedly arrives, shattering her peace and warning her of danger... As the unknown threat grows, they are thrown together in the most intimate of ways. Clio knows there is only so long she can resist her mysterious duke! To Kiss A Count by Amanda McCabe: Leaving exotic Sicily behind, and with it her heart, Thalia Chase returns to England to try and forget the enigmatic Italian Count di Fabrizzi. She's shocked to suddenly see him in Bath. Marco, Count di Fabrizzi, is on a dangerous mission and doesn't need the beautiful Lady Chase hindering his progress. But she is intent on adventure - so what is a gentleman to do when a lady is so insistent, and so very passionate?
The libertine life of the future Duke of Rutland ends when he's defeated in an honor duel with a cheated husband. Embarassed for the aftermath of the challenge, he decides to abandon London and leave to Haddon Hall, the peaceful place where he grew up, hoping to find peace that he so urgently needs; however, the arrival of an unexpected news alters that calmness and provokes the Duke to get drunk. In spite of the advice of his relatives, he decides to ride his horse and gallop through his dominions. When he opens his eyes after an unfortunate fall, he discovers that a woman has been caring for him somewhere remote and hidden from his lands. Her name, Beatrice, and her only desire, to live in solitude for the rest of her life.
The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher The maid s tragedy Philaster A king and no king The scornful lady Custom of the country The elder brother The Spanish curate Wit without money The beggars bush The humurous lieutenant The faithful shepehrdess The mad lover The loyal subject Rule a wife and have a wife The laws of Candy The false one The little French lawyer Valentinan Monsieur Thomas The chances The bloody brother The wild goose chase A wife for a month The pilgrim The captain
Miss Caroline Forbes receives an invitation from a Duke that will change her life. After receiving an invitation from the Duke of Wentworth to stay at his sprawling estate with her chaperone, Miss Caroline Forbes, travels by train to Eastbourne. Miss Forbes encounters a rather rude and patronizing woman on the train. After a brief incident, Miss Forbes quickly retaliates using harsh words as she had been taught to do so by her father, the Viscount Canterbury. After arriving at the duke's estate, she realizes in utter horror that the woman on the train will be joining her and the duke at his estate for the visit. The duke's mother, the Dowager Duchess, tries to rid her son of Miss Forbes who has, according to her, little respect for lineage and entitlement. Will Miss Forbes fall victim to the vindictive Dowager Duchess who plots against her, or will the duke see right through the veil of revenge that his mother had hung? Will the duke choose Miss Forbes against the advice of his mother? Will Miss Forbes sour to the duke because of his mother's insulting activities? If you love Regency, inspirational-romance stories that are clean and wholesome and often include dukes, earls, barons, marquesses, lords and ladies, you will enjoy Rescued by the Duke of Brighton. This is a short read of about 11K words and a HEA.