Author > “Naoko Moto”(Order by Newest First)
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Lowena knows it's wrong. After all, she is only a maid but she can't help falling for Marcus, the second son of a noble family. When she was a baby, he was the one who found her abandoned in a field of wildflowers, and he gave her the name Lowena, which means sparkling joy in Cornish. Lowena spends her days watching the harbor, waiting for her love's safe return from war. There she catches the eye of Marcus's half brother, Edward, who coerces the young maid into becoming an accomplice to his crimes. Then Marcus returns and finds her helping Edward!
(c)NAOKO MOTO/HELEN DICKSON
"For the first time in six years, I'll be coming home...to witness your marriage to the duke." The long-awaited letter that young Evelyn received from Sam didn't contain the answer she was hoping for. When she was fifteen, Sam was her first kiss and her first love. But she can only assume it was a goodbye gesture before he left to study medicine overseas. Suppressing her lingering passion, Evelyn decides to try her best to form a new loving relationship with the duke. However, Sam, now a skilled and handsome doctor, struggles with his developing feelings for Eve as he hides a dark secret that will change their relationship forever...
(c)NAOKO MOTO/CHRISTINE MERRILL
Marianne, a sixteen-year-old orphan, was suddenly informed by Carstairs, her guardian, that she will be living with an aristocrat. Marianne thought that he was going to be a kind old gentlemen, but upon arriving, she is welcomed by Desmond, a wild young man who perfectly fits the description of a rake. Apparently, Desmond played a game of poker with Carstairs and won the right to become her guardian. Believing that she was a high-end prostitute, he wasted no time and brought her to his bedroom. Marianne couldn't believe what was happening to her, and in the arms of this man, she couldn't believe her fate.
(c)NAOKO MOTO/SALLY CHENEY
The Duke of Severn married Linnet for her fortune. While the sight of her handsome new husband takes her breath away, she reminds herself that it is an arranged marriage, without love. Severn is like a Greek god, and Linnet wishes she were even half as beautiful. Finding her husband more noble and wonderful than any other, Linnet can't help but desire his love in return.
(c)NAOKO MOTO/ELIZABETH ROLLS
Mary has been working as a seamstress ever since she came to London six years ago. The dresses that she embroiders have become very popular in socialite circles, but she doesn't receive any compensation for her work because her employer rescued her after she lost her memory and had nowhere to go. One day, Mary is pursued by a man in black on her way home. Several days later, that same mysterious aristocrat confronts Mary demanding to know why she ran away from their engagement!
(c)NAOKO MOTO/ANNIE BURROWS
Aimee was about to be sold by her father. Fearing she will become a plaything for some repulsive nobleman, she runs away, escaping from London to Yorkshire. With a job as a governess, she has a fleeting dream of a steady life. But her new employer, Earl Bowdon, wants to make Aimee his mistress! Driven to despair, Aimee flees once again. What will become of her?
(c)NAOKO MOTO/ANNIE BURROWS