Publishers weeklymcgoldrick the promise explores Georgian Ireland in this latest offering, which features the extensive historical detail for which the husband-and-wife team is known. The leader of the band, is jane Purefoy, Nicholas discovers to his surprise, the disgraced elder daughter of the Purefoy family.
John charlescopyright © American Library Association. An even greater surprise lies in store for nicholas once he arrives at the Purefoy estate and meets Clara's older sister, Jane, a spirited beauty who looks remarkably like the masked woman he was struggling with earlier that day. The daughter of an english magistrate, Egan, she takes on the guise of the notorious Irish rebel, leading a secret band of revolutionaries against the brutality of the colonial troops.
Sir nicholas spencer is on his way to Ireland to court Jane’s younger sister when he runs afoul of Egan. All rights reserved "the classic rebel-In-Disguise story has never been more fun, exciting, or romantic…fabulous!" --Susan Wiggs. Now he must extricate himself from a relationship with Clara as well as unravel the mystery of why Jane's family holds her in such disdain.
Nicholas unmasks the legendary rebel, only to uncover Jane. Arriving in cork, however, he stumbles upon a band of Shanavests, Irish peasants who oppose the oppressive English government. The plot occasionally feels contrived, as well, but the story's strong pacing, likeable hero and heroine and surprising twists and turns compensate for these minor flaws.
The historical detail here can be heavy-handed at times, as when McGoldrick introduces Dr.
Borrowed Dreams: Pennington Family Scottish Dream Trilogy Book 1
From the usa best selling authorthe first book in a new trilogy scottish dream trilogy Winner of the Holt Medallion for Best Historical Romance THE PROPOSALDriven to undo the evil wrought by her dead husband, Millicent Wentworth must find a way to save her estate and free the innocent people he enslaves.
Her only hope is a marriage—in name only—to the notorious widower the Earl of Aytoun. The groomdevastated by the tragic accident that killed his wife and left him gravely wounded, fourth Earl of Aytoun, Lyon Pennington, is tormented by the accusations that blame him for the catastrophe. A keeper! For the first time in her life, she realizes that she is alive—alive with a smoldering desire for the one man she’ll love forever…Winner of Holt Medallion for Best Historical RomanceWinner of Romantic Times Award for Best British-Set Historical Romance***** This is a tender story that offers a fresh and unusual twist on the Beauty and the Beast fable that holds a dear place in many a heart.
And soon millicent discovers that beneath his unruly beard and grim demeanor, Lyon just may be the most handsome—and caring—man she’s ever encountered. Filled with despair, he lets his mother lure him into a marriage of convenience—for the sake of a good-hearted woman on the verge of financial ruin.
The desireunder millicent’s gentle gaze, Lyon begins to regain his strength and his wounded heart begins to heal.
Dreams of Destiny: Pennington Family Scottish Dream Trilogy Book 3
But when david pennington no stranger to scandal himself after the unsolved murder of his sister-in-law, Emma learns of her plans, he literally refuses to leave her side. Unfortunately, they need more than love to protect them from Emma's murderer. Now, if they ever hope to satisfy their fiery desire, they will need to thwart the evil that threatens to destroy both their lives…Gwyneth Douglas has a scandalous secret: she's a novelist.
But sir allan is a penniless baronet who will do anything to get his hands on gwyneth’s inheritance—even commit murder…the rouguewounded by scandal and the unsolved murder of his sister-in-law, determined to keep her from ruining her future at the hands of fortune hunters…THE ADVENTUREForcing his company on Gwyneth during her journey to Scotland, David Pennington is outwardly insolent and arrogant, he steps in, but upon discovering Gwyneth’s plans to elope, David discovers the passion he once shared with the feisty beauty has grown stronger than ever.
The final book to dream trilogy the heiressgwyneth douglas, writes scandalous adventure books under a pen name, a young Scottish heiress in London, doing so to protect her identity and her fortune. When an unknown blackmailer threatens to expose her secret life, she has no choice but to turn to an old family friend.
All rights reserved. Somehow, a blackmailer discovers her occupation, and Gwyneth decides that the only way to protect herself and her fortune is to elope with a fortune-hunting baronet. Shelley mosleyCopyright © American Library Association. Although gwyneth is initially annoyed with the tenacious David, the feelings she had for him as a young girl return.
Captured Dreams: Pennington Family Scottish Dream Trilogy Book 2
Then she finds that her mother is not only alive, being held captive by Portia’s own grandfather, but here in Boston, and she will need more than a little help spiriting her mother away to England…THE CAPRICEBut asking for help is something Portia has never found easy. Pennington would like nothing better than to forget about this proud young woman, yet he finds he cannot stop thinking of the night he met her in a garden….
May mcgoldrick returns with the latest in a trilogy about love-and the birth of a nation. The captainby day, pierce pennington is one of Boston’s most respected and successful merchants. All her life, she thought herself to be an orphan. By night, he becomes the infamous captain macheath, smuggling arms by sea under the pall of darkness—in the name of liberty…THE CAPTIVEPortia Edwards will go to any length to find the family she’s never known.
So even when she steals into her grandfather’s masquerade ball and meets with the perfect opportunity to ask the dashing Pennington for help, stubborn pride stands in her way.
Arsenic and Old Armor A Highland Romance
And even when she realizes that iain is a man of courage, and seductively powerful shoulders, will her eccentric family do what her temper tantrums, willful ways, intelligence, and pride have so far failed to do—and drive him away forever? Join in on this medieval Highland spoof of Arsenic and Old Lace…CHARGE!! .
Forget your sanity…try getting married when your betrothed can wield an iron pot with deadly accuracy, her mad uncle thinks he’s William Wallace, and her two maiden aunts can’t finish a sentence—or a thought—on their own…Such are Sir Iain Armstrong’s travails when he sets out to wed Lady Marion, a convent-raised spitfire.
All iain wants to do is fulfill their fathers’ wishes, appease two royal courts, and do what is best for the future of Scotland by putting an end to all the troubles in his part of the Borders. Forget the Reformation. She won’t be taken without a fight. Arm yourself… for the wedding of the sixteenth century!Forget the English.
All lady marion has to do is agree to marry him, which is the last thing on her mind when Iain arrives at the convent.
Ghost of the Thames
Returning from sea to find that his niece has disappeared, he begins combing every inn and hellhole of the city’s darkest corners, desperately hoping to find some trace of the girl. No one knows the streets of london like Charles Dickens, a young novelist with a reformer’s soul, and Sophy and Edward turn to him for help.
But the mist-shrouded alleys of Victorian England hold grave dangers for the friendless. Captain edward seymour, the last of a long line of distinguished Royal Navy officers, is searching, as well. Love knows no boundary…a stranger—led back from the shadowy edges of death by a ghost—finds herself cold and bloody on the filthy banks of a river in a city she does not know…From opium-drenched hovels and rat-infested warehouses of Limehouse to the glistening facades of West End mansions, a woman—known only as Sophy—searches for her identity.
But with each step they take toward the truth, Death draws ever closer…May McGoldrick's novels are“Richly romantic. Nora roberts“Enchanting. The philadelphia Inquirer “Excellent. Heather Graham. Flush with his early literary successes, he is working hard to use his knowledge of the city and his newfound fame to right some of the social ills that plague Victorian England.
Heart of Gold MacPherson Clan series Book 2
Quest of love ambrose Macpherson feels desire for the exquisite daughter of the English diplomat. That the hated english king is pursuing her makes Elizabeth an even greater prize, engulfing Ambrose's very soul with fire and fury. From the wild shores of the scotland's western isles to the bloody fields of France to the glittering courts of Europe, the Macpherson Trilogy follows a family's fight for Scottish independence against the Tudor king, Henry VIII.
Now, but those of the handsome scottish warrior, her beauty has attracted not only the eyes of Henry Tudor, at the tournament of two kings, Ambrose Macpherson, whose bold offer to bed her might be her only salvation. Rite of passion elizabeth Boleyn has been ordered to yield to a lecherous king what she most prizes--her innocence.
Ambrose knows that fate will allow him no rest until he finds the only woman he has ever loved. But suddenly, after witnessing an act of treachery that could topple the crown, Elizabeth has vanished. May mcgoldrick brings history alive, painting passion and intrigue across a broad, colorful canvas. Patricia Gaffney.
Angel of Skye MacPherson Clan series Book 1
Now he would give his very soul to protect this beautiful girl from the intrigue that swirls around her. And it will take alec's highland strengths pitted against a foe's cruel ambitions to prove, through blood and battle, which will reign--an army's might or the powerful passions of two lovers. Or stop his love.
. Only the gentle prioress knows the truth about the spirited, red-haired lass's true birth. But fiona wants his heart as well, and willingly he gives it. Even as the king's opponents are pushing her toward a deadly trap. For hidden in fiona's memory is the face of her mother's killer and a secret that could topple the throne.
So it is in a simple cowl and peasant's dress that she emerges from the island's mists and faces the famed warrior chief of the Highlands, Alec Macpherson. Alec has served King James with his sword. Fiona does not remember the years before she came to the priory on the Isle of Skye. Nothing could hide her passion.
It Happened in the Highlands The Pennington Family Book 2
It happened in the highlands is the next book in the new historical highland series, The Penningtons, from USA Today bestseller May McGoldrick. Lady josephine pennington was jilted by her fiancé once rumors spread about her questionable origins. When she receives a package containing sketches where the subject is eerily familiar, Jo believes she might have found a clue to the identity of her birth mother.
When captain wynne melfort ended his engagement to Jo Pennington sixteen years ago, he never imagined he would see her again. Her adoptive parents have always provided her with the love and protection she’s needed to feel secure, and over the last sixteen years she’s molded herself to meet the expectations of others.
Together, jo and wynne must fight the deadly menace lurking deep in the Highland mists. But after he uncovers information that could reveal the truth about Jo’s parentage, Wynne feels bound by duty to right an old wrong and inform her of his find. He didn’t expect for feelings long thought dead to resurface, for in his mind a love departed was gone forever.
As they strive to unravel the mystery of her birth, Jo must learn how to trust the man who’d once rejected her and Wynne must reconcile his head with his heart. But as secrets of the past begin to surface, evil forces will stop at nothing to keep Jo from uncovering the truth and reclaiming her legacy.
Romancing the Scot The Pennington Family Book 1
Her identity is unknown, and the handful of American coins and the precious diamond sown into her dress only deepen the mystery. Enter their aristocratic world…where each will fight injustice and find love. Hugh pennington—viscount greysteil, Lord Justice of the Scottish Courts, hero of the Napoleonic wars—is a grieving widower with a death wish.
For, unknown to either of them, Grace has in her possession a secret that will wreak havoc within the British government. When their duel of wits quickly turns to passion and romance, Grace’s fears begin to dissolve…until danger follows her to the very doors of Baronsford. Her mother, an exiled Scottish Jacobite.
In this stunning series starter by USA Today bestselling author May McGoldrick, meet the new generation of Penningtons. Five brothers and sisters of passion and privilege. Grace ware is an enemy to the English crown. Baronsford is the last place she could expect to find safety, and Grace feigns a loss of memory to buy herself time while she recovers.
Hugh is taken by her beauty, passion, and courage to challenge his beliefs and open his mind. When he receives an expected crate from the continent, he is shocked to find a nearly dead woman inside.
Sleepless in Scotland The Pennington Family Book 3
For phoebe is the only one who has seen the face of the killer, and the sinister shadows of evil are closer than they imagine. But even as they strive to find the meaning of trust, fate is taking a hand. Phoebe’s blood burns for ian, but when she learns that he may be implicated in the scandal she is set on exposing, she finds herself torn between love and truth.
One night, in an effort to acquire documents embarrassing to the city’s political leaders, Phoebe descends into the corrupt and seething netherworld known as the Vaults. Then one night, a young woman narrowly escapes death and lands at his feet. His late sister’s best friend, Phoebe Pennington. Lady phoebe pennington—dreamer and storyteller to her family—is a committed reformer writing articles anonymously for an Edinburgh newspaper.
He is the ‘night watch’ bent on revenge even as he saves others from the same violent fate that claimed his sister. Fearful that she doesn’t understand the dangers of this criminal world, he is determined to save her from the risks she takes. When she tries to save a street urchin from an assailant, she becomes the target of a violent attack, only to be saved by the one man she has desired for years.
Ian’s attraction to phoebe is as undeniable as it is unexpected, and she awakens in him passions he thought long dead. When she went missing, he searched for months until he found her remains.