Welcome to Historically Yours where I share some of my top Historical Romance picks for the next two weeks.
Until Midnight by Maya Banks (9/16)[The Vault Collection series #4]
Lady Jenna’s future may be promised to a man who leaves her cold, but she is determined to spend her present in the arms of Grayson Douglas, a rake whose prowess in bedroom activities is a legendary topic of London’s most esteemed women. But she gets more than she bargained for as nights of passion turn into more and they both soon find themselves torn between duty and love.
Invitation to a Cornish Christmas by Marguerite Kaye and Bronwyn Scott (9/17)
Captain Treeve Penhaligon must return to Cornwall when he inherits his family’s grand estate. But could his meeting with Emily Faulkner on the wild beaches be even more life changing? Find out in Marguerite Kaye’s The Captain’s Christmas Proposal. Then, discover what happens when Treeve invites composer Cador Kitto to complete the celebrations, and Cade clashes with local girl Rosenwyn Treleven in Unwrapping His Festive Temptation by Bronwyn Scott.
The Spitfire by Christi Caldwell (9/17)[Wicked Wallflowers series #5]
Leaving behind her life as a courtesan and madam, Clara Winters is moving far from the sinful life to which she was accustomed in a gaming hell. Her more reputable and fulfilling endeavor is opening a music hall for the masses. One night, when she sees a man injured on the streets of East London, she rushes to his aid and brings him home. It’s then that she discovers he’s Henry March, Earl of Waterson. When Henry rouses to meet his savior, he is dazzled. This smart and loving spitfire challenges his every notion of the lower classes — and every moment with her is a thrill. But after Henry returns to his well-ordered existence, he strikes a political compromise that has unintended consequences. Will his vision for London mean dashing the dreams of his lovely guardian angel?
To Wed a Wild Scot by Anna Bradley (9/17)[Besotted Scots series #2]
A single lady of birth, beauty and large fortune should not have this much trouble making a match. Yet after two failed betrothals, Lady Juliana Bernard is in a bind. She must find a husband at once or lose guardianship of her beloved niece. Her childhood friend the Duke of Blackmore is her last, best hope, but once she tracks him down in Scotland, she receives startling news. Firstly, the duke is already engaged, and secondly, it’s his brother Logan’s fault Juliana is now lacking a bridegroom. So, what’s a lady to do when she’s lost her betrothed? Marry his scandalous brother, the Laird of Clan Kinross.
The Highlander and the Governess by Michelle Willingham (9/17)[Untamed Highlanders series #1]
When Frances Goodson is summoned to Scotland to give etiquette lessons, she’s not expecting to tutor a handsome laird. The scandal of her past means going home is not an option, so she must help wild, scarred Lachlan MacKinloch win a wealthy London heiress. She’s determined to fulfill her task and not get distracted by the passion she sees in the powerful laird’s eyes.
The Awakening of Miss Henly by Julia Justiss (9/17)[The Cinderella Spinsters series #1]
Miss Emma Henley knows she’s neither pretty nor rich enough to land a husband. Instead she’s thrown her passion into good causes. But this season she’s tempted by a flirtation with Lord Theo. The dashing rake is just as determined to stay unwed as she is. It’s scandalous, but if she’s never to marry, perhaps he can show her the pleasures of the marriage bed.
A Midsummer Night’s Kiss by Elisabeth Hobbes (9/17)
Since her mischief-making childhood with Robbie Danby, Rowenna has curbed her impetuous nature and become a lady. When she meets Robbie again in York, he’s close to claiming his knighthood. Their newly awakened affection inspires in Rowenna a new — decidedly adult – impulsiveness. Yet Robbie’s heart appears to belong to another — unless a midsummer kiss could change everything?
It’s Marriage or Ruin by Liz Tyner (9/17)
Miss Emilie Catesby lives to paint, but when her mother threatens to take her oils away if she doesn’t marry, she must either recklessly ruin herself or marry jaded Lord Marcus. And when she finds herself compromised into a marriage of convenience with Marcus, her decision is made for her. However, she’s now surprised to discover her wifely duties hold much more appeal than her paints.
Beguiling the Duke by Eva Shepherd (9/17)
Penniless American Rosie Smith will do anything for her wealthy guardian’s daughter. She’d even save her friend from a marriage of convenience with a stuffy Englishman by posing as the heiress. Her plan to put off the duke backfires spectacularly, for, beneath his stiff formality is a hardworking and amusing man. Too late Rosie is falling for Alexander — only he has no idea who she really is.