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The Education of Portia

~Lord Stadbroke's three daughters have come to Portia Crossmichael's school to learn. But it is Portia who receives the education--in love and joy and, most difficult of all, in loss.~



An old favorite with a new look!

Portia Crossmichael is content with her life. She owns her own school close to London, and finds pleasure and satisfaction in educating the young ladies whom she is employed to teach. The companionship of her artist step-brother and her friends--some of whom she employs as teachers--enlivens her quiet days. Nothing, it seems, will disrupt the quiet tenor of her life.

She has reckoned without the advent of Ingram Perrington, Lord Stadbroke, and his three daughters. He, freed in the past five years by the deaths of a domineering mother and an unreasonable wife, has been enjoying the delights of the metropolis. The viscount has a low opinion of women, and does not know how to deal with his girls as they mature. Portia finds herself becoming deeply attached to his daughters--and to him--knowing familiarity can only lead to heart-break.

Her equanimity is further strained by the advent of her step-father Harold Dent. He demands money and threatens to destroy the school--their livelihood--with scurrilous lies if they do not pay him for his silence.

Torn between truth and blackmail, growing affection for Stadbroke's daughters and an escalating interest in the viscount himself, Portia faces the loss of all her dreams. What lessons must she learn? And will they be happy ones?

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Honor Bound

~Why can't the Duke of Lyndhurst remember why someone wants him dead?~



The new Duke of Lyndhurst, Lieutenant Colonel Miles Barclay, arrives home from the Peninsular War severely wounded, with no memory of how he was injured. He finds Seabring understaffed and the rector’s daughter in charge of his baby brother, Lord Peter, a child he wants nothing to do with.

Claire Trent has loved Miles since she tagged after him and her big brother when they were children. Widowed shortly after a youthful marriage, she has taken on the monumental task of holding Seabring together despite next to impossible circumstances. But now she must accept the greatest challenge of them all. She must save Miles’ life with her reputation intact, all the while hiding the fact that her feelings for him go far beyond friendship.

One, two, and then three inexplicable accidents put Miles, Peter and Claire in danger. Is someone trying to kill them all? Or just the duke?

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No Way Back

~Trapped on the other side of time, Waverly is determined to go home. Getting there could cost her life.~



Waverly Jones went out for an afternoon, and ended up falling into a tunnel that dropped her in another time. A mysterious woman is waiting for her, and promises to help, but only if she disappears into the Regency society she suddenly finds herself in.

Playing the game expected of her, she attends balls and house parties, and meets Andrew, an intriguing ship's captain. But as other gentlemen begin to pursue her, a new future starts to unfold, one she fears she can’t escape. Desperate for a way out, she returns to the tunnel, never expecting to find a killer waiting for her.

On the run for her life, Waverly escapes on Andrew's ship, bound for the Americas, and faces threats from all sides. Threats that grow more dangerous when she discovers Andrew has secrets of his own.

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The Kura

~Six years ago Alyssha spent the happiest summer of her life in an alternate universe. Now she's going back...~



Alyssha promised her father she wouldn't return to Bandor, and for six years she has kept that promise. But the hit-and-run victim she found dying on a Granville street was a man she met in that other world, and his family won't know what happened to him unless she goes back to tell them. She really has no choice, has she?

And the other dead man, the body lying in a willow grove near the road to Bandor Gan... Finding him there was just a terrible coincidence, wasn't it?

Alyssha fervently hopes so. Yes, six years ago Bandor had troubles – cruel and repressive laws, workers exploited in the city's woolen mills and the northern mines. Growing pains of the budding industrial revolution. Some people were angry, ready to fight. But these problems seem smaller and easier to solve, somehow, than the problems she's left behind. Bandor is cleaner, kinder,

more peaceful, more right, than the frantic world she inherited in 21st Century America.

Anyway, the problems aren't hers to solve. There's so much country here that these troubles don't touch. She'll go to the nomadic village where her friends are, where she was happy all those years ago. She'll study with the old kura, learning to be a teacher, a healer. Her life will mean more, here among these cheerful, pleasant people, than it would mean in Granville. She'll find her home here, and she'll be content.

And, as in a fairy tale, there'll be a happy ending. She and Kardl loved each other back then, when they were children. Now they're grown up, and the daydreams that sustained her in Granville will come true at last. Kardl will be here, waiting for her, as she's waited all these years for him…

Won't he?

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Broken

~ A broken thing can be mended. Can a broken man?~



A hot appendix is about the only thing that would get Montana Thomas out of the isolated mountain valley he calls home, especially when his reappearance into the world could endanger the people he loves. All he wants to do is go home. But the weather doesn't cooperate, and the treacherous mountain passes are closed for the winter.

Dr. Jericho Jax lost his wife to an auto crash a year ago. Worse, the medical team that was supposed to save her life failed. Now he has vowed vengeance on them all. One by one he checks names off his list, until he comes to Bisi Sinclair's, the doctor who just saved Montana's life. The woman he is falling in love with.

Montana senses something not quite right about Jericho. When he starts asking questions, arousing Jericho's suspicions, he becomes the next target. In order to get to Bisi, Jericho has to go through Montana. And that may not be as easy as it looks, for Montana will do whatever it takes to protect what is his.

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