Hi everyone! I’m currently working on my next book, titled “When a Lord Needs a Lady.” It’s going to be available e-book only–as well as print on demand for those of you out there who refuse to go “e-book.” I’m very excited about this project and I’ll be updating you soon on availability and the cover.
The Mad Lord’s Daughter
Locked away by her reclusive and intensely protective father, the recently deceased “Mad Lord of Northumberland,” Melissa is beautiful and educated but painfully naive about the real world–and the dark secrets of her birth. Now in the care of her uncle, the Earl of Braddock, she must prepare to enter London society and find a proper husband, a task that grows complicated when she falls for the one man she can never have. Just as a promising new life begins to eclipse her tragic past, she’ll find herself consumed by a forbidden love that could destroy it all…
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Goodger’s Victorian confection, loosely linked to When a Duke Says I Do, focuses on the breathtakingly lovely Melissa Atwell, who is orphaned at 23 by the death of her obsessively reclusive father and forced to leave the home where she has been cloistered her whole life. The educated but woefully socially inept lass is a handful for her uncle George Atwell, earl of Braddock; his dashing son, John; and her chaperone, Diane Stanhope, as they orchestrate her entry into the ton while hiding the secret that Melissa’s father wasn’t really her father. When Melissa flounders, “cousin” John is always there to cushion her fall while trying to keep her illegitimacy from becoming public and ruining her prospects with a respectable suitor. Goodger satisfies with this tale of a clueless but hunky man saved from perpetual loneliness by the loving intervention of a sweet, stunning woman.
Miss Elsie Stanhope resided in Nottinghamshire, an area so rich in titled gentlemen, so felicitous for marriage-minded mamas, it was called “the Dukeries.” Indeed, Elsie had been betrothed since childhood to the heir of a dukedom. She had no expectation it would be a love match. Still less that she would enter into a shockingly scandalous affair with an altogether different sort of lover. And the very last thing she imagined was that the mysteries of his birth would be unravelled with as many unforeseen twists and turns as the deepest secrets of her heart.
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Everyone in New Bedford, Massachusetts believes Sara Dawes murdered her own parents. A price is on her head and someone has tried to kill her—not for revenge but to keep her quiet. Fearing for her life, Sara begs the stern and too-handsome-for-his-own-good Captain West Mitchell to allow her to go with him when he leaves port. She wants only to be safe.
West Mitchell wants nothing to do with Sara, but when she nearly dies in his arms, he has no choice but to take her aboard his ship. He quickly realizes he’s made a terrible mistake. The girl he thought would be a hindrance is finding a way into his heart—a heart he’d already promised to another.
When West finally realizes he cannot live without Sara, it may already be too late…