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Amy's younger sister has been a spoiled queen of high society, and Amy has supported her from the shadows. Amy's willingness to give up on her own marriage to help her sister is linked to the secret reason her younger sister hardly says a word. Amy becomes even more vigilant than usual when she learns that ambitious Ben had plans to marry her sister just to get close to the famous sisters' father. She's heard rumors that this handsome man is the illegitimate son of a duke-he's certainly quite the mystery. But whatever his circumstances, she won't allow anyone to get close to her younger sister just to use her! Amy never imagined that she would become Ben's prisoner!
(c)NEI NOWAKI/CHRISTINE MERRILL
In nineteenth-century England, Mary, the daughter of a reverend, is left all alone after his death, with no one to depend on. While worrying about the future, before her appears Ian, the much-talked-about rake of high society and the son of an earl. Mary is put off by his flippant attitude, but Ian can't stop thinking about this woman from a lower class and asks for her hand in marriage!
(c)MIZUHO AYABE /CATHERINE J. ARCHIBALD
Alice's parents died and left her with nothing, so her uncle took her in, but he treats her harshly. When her uncle and her cousins leave for Christmas, a mysterious man named Captain Grayling shows up at Alice's door in a dashing military uniform. He was on his way to spend the holidays with friends and family when he and his children were caught in a blizzard. They spend several days with Alice, but when they are making preparations to leave, Captain Grayling asks Alice to leave with them. At first, she is elated, but then she realizes all he's looking for is a governess for his children...She realizes he could never want to marry her. Hurt and betrayed, Alice tells him she's staying with her uncle!
(c)JUNKO MURATA/ANNIE BURROWS
Hester lives as a companion to the marquise at Barroughby Hall. Compared to her beautiful sisters who lead flamboyant lives, Hester is plain, has no plans to get married and has been living like she's retired. One day, Adrian, the stepson of the marquise, known as the scandalous "Dark Duke," and his stepbrother, Elliot, return. There is no chance that a plain woman like her would ever be noticed by either of them-that's how Hester feels when a miracle occurs. Both beautiful men are passionately after her.
(c)KINUKO NAKAYAMA/MARGARET WILKINS
After her father is executed for being a traitor, Isabelle is taken in by her tyrannical uncle, who confiscates her fortune. Every day she is abused by her evil cousin. Her only saving grace is her talent for accounting. All her life she thought she was too unattractive and too low of a status to get married...yet she'd always desired Sir Justin. One night Sir Justin, who had come to propose to her cousin, kidnaps her instead. He takes her to a monastery and asks her to marry him. Is this some kind of dream? What is his motive?
(c)CHISATO NAKAMURA/MARY LIMING
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
In Northumberland, far from London, lives a beauty who has abandoned high society. Adam, a dandy carrying a large debt, hears the rumor and impulsively proposes marriage to Lady Helena, whom he has never laid eyes on. But surprisingly her father is drawn to Adam because of his charming good looks and academic background and he agrees to the marriage. Not only is Adam after Helena's money...he's also entirely lacking in manners! But what protest can Helena make with her bloodstained past?
(c)CHISATO NAKAMURA/JACQUELINE LEPORE NAVIN
In order to uncover the truth behind the death of her uncle, Lady Georgiana dresses up as a boy and heads to London. While chasing after one of the suspects, Viscount Fincham, she finds him being assaulted by strangers. In that moment, without thinking, Georgiana steps in to his rescue. The viscount, captivated by the beautiful eyes of the young boy who came to his rescue, soon realizes that Georgiana is actually a young woman from a commoner family. Unable to contain his curiosity, he gives her a proposition. "Would you work by my side as my personal aid?"
(c)RIHO SACHIMI/ANNE ASHLEY
Lucy was born into a high-class family, but her father's gambling addiction brought the family to financial ruin before he disappeared. Now Lucy plays violin in London alleyways in order to put food on the table. One day a tall, handsome gentleman appears at Lucy's home. He's the Earl of Cambourne and, with a grim face, he informs Lucy that her father owes him an enormous amount of money. Lucy can no longer work because of an injury, so the earl suggests she become his mistress instead!
(c)KARIN MIYAMOTO/ELIZABETH ROLLS
On the outskirts of a small harbor town in England, Eleanor has learned to do without. While she has a place to live at her grandmother's inn, not a single guest has spent the night in the last six months. Then, just after she makes the difficult choice to cut and sell her long, beautiful hair for money, Oliver Worthy, the captain of a ship that anchored in town, comes to stay. Having exhausted the last of his strength to get there, Oliver's health fails when he arrives and Eleanor tends to him. He is a stern man, but after learning of her circumstances, he offers to help. And as Eleanor spends more and more time with the captain, a tender feeling starts to take hold...
(c)MISAO HOSHIAI/CARLA KELLY
The year is 1830 and Caroline, the daughter of a British aristocrat, can no longer bear the violence of the man her father decided she would marry. She impulsively gets her hands on a powerful drug, and as her consciousness fades away, she realizes she is being held by gentle arms. Could it be her secret love, Sebastian Conway? She and the aloof Sebastian keep meeting and parting...It's a love that makes Caroline want to cry. Must they be forever kept apart by circumstance?
(c)MAKIKO HARADA/MARGUERITE KAYE
A Wild Justice [Total ch. 2] Completed
Annica, of royal descent, is an unusual woman by the standards of London society. Independent and liberated, she doesn't humble herself before any man. Tristan likes her the moment he sees her, and comes up with many excuses to approach her. But she is hard to pin down, and he's all wrapped up in her outrageous actions. Meanwhile, Annica feels attracted to Tristan since he seems to understand her, but right now she's more concerned with trying to help her friend Sarah, even if that means leaping into danger...
(c)SATOMI TSUYA/GAIL RANSTROM
Lord Havelock's List [Total ch. 2] Completed
Lord Gregory Havelock is a descendant of one of Britain's most established families. He has a sizable fortune and his looks aren't bad, either. Dozens of women among London's elite chase after him as a most eligible bachelor, and although he's sick of the attention, Havelock must get married. That is the condition that must be fulfilled for him to take his half sister into his care. Gregory consults with his friends and creates a list of the ideal traits he wants in his future bride. Then he meets Mary at a ball, a woman who appears to check every box on his list!
(c)CHIEKO HARA/ANNIE BURROWS
Born to Scandal [Total ch. 2] Completed
Anna was once the companion of the Earl of Lawton's daughter. She grew up beside her and they received the same education...until she was suddenly relieved of her duties and introduced to her future employer-Lord Brentmore. Lord Brentmore had lost his wife and was now looking for a family tutor. He was doubtful of Anna's usefulness but hired her regardless. A handsome but mysterious lord, a cold servant, an air of mystery... Anna's struggle has begun!
(c)HIROKO MIURA/DIANE PERKINS
After her father died, Penelope retreated from polite society and buried herself in her books. But now her older brother wants to take even that away from her! As long as her brother is managing her inheritance, Penelope is bound by his wishes. So she decides to go out and find a husband who will let her do what she wants! Just as she leaves on her journey, a drunk man throws himself in front of her carriage. He seems to come from a good family, though, and he's quite handsome... Penelope recognizes that this is her chance and talks him into marrying her...but she had no idea just who he is!(c)RIHO SACHIMI/CHRISTINE MERRILLGO TO ITEM
Reawakening Miss Calverley [Total ch. 2] Completed
Anne has lost all her memories save her name, but at least when she collapsed on a stormy night, she was rescued from harm by aristocrat Lord James Aldhurst. Despite her difficulties, she bravely carries on with a smile on her face while James gently offers his support, but she's plagued by insecurities on the inside. She feels as if there's something she must do, and she's troubled by the scars on her wrists... What do they mean? Part one of a period piece!?
(c)CHIEKO HARA/SYLVIA ANDREW
In the five years since Lady Mariah Beecham, the widowed Countess of Carlisle, lost her husband, rumors have proliferated throughout society about how she's used her great beauty to take on a string of lovers. Believing those rumors, Darian Hunter, the Duke of Wolfingham, approached Mariah to ask her to leave his younger brother alone. The rumors are, however, baseless-Lady Mariah has never truly been loved by any man. Unable to endure his rebuke, she attempts to push him aside, but just then, the duke faints in her arms!
(c)RIN OGATA/CAROLE MORTIMER
With a baby in her arms, Marian finally arrives at Bellfield Hall. There are terrible rumors about the master of the mansion, Heywood Denshaw. They say that, as the despot of the town, he snatched the manor and the mill away from the person who was supposed to inherit them. When she finally arrives, the master and housekeeper come out together. Marian is captivated by his eyes-they're as cold as the winter sky. Yet Marian must somehow get him to give her a job!
(c)RIEKO HAMADA/PENNY JORDAN
Sophie is an actress whose best friend, Jasper, wants her to pretend to be his girlfriend to hide the fact he's gay. So, wearing a provocative outfit, she hurriedly hops on the train to get to Jasper's father's birthday. The attractive, sophisticated man sitting in front of her on the strain gives her a look of blatant contempt. The two happen to get off at the same station and, it turns out, are heading to the same destination. He's Jasper's brother! Believing that Sophie is only with his brother for his money and title, he decides to set a trap to reveal her true motive!
(c)TAKAKO HASHIMOTO/INDIA GREY
In nineteenth-century England, Connie lived in penury while raising her four siblings. But she ultimately pushes herself too far, to the point she that falls ill. Luke, a young farm owner, saves her and hires her to work for him, but his demeanor toward her becomes colder as time passes. One day, Luke's mother collapses due to heart disease and Connie becomes responsible for nursing her. Luke and Connie often converse, sharing news about his mother's health, and Connie finds herself in love with him. But their fragile bond is about to be put to the test...
(c)RURIKA FUYUKI/HELEN BROOKS
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