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Barbara Pierce

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Having a rich English ancestry that can be traced back to the 1500s, BARBARA PIERCE credits her grandmother and the romantic family tales she was told as a child for inspiring her early fascination with English history.

Striving to balance her love of history with the need to tell a compelling story, she debuted in 2000 with A Desperate Game. Since then, she has created two successful family series, the Bedegraynes and the Carlisles.

In 2006, the first book in the Carlisle series, Wicked Under the Covers was nominated by Romantic Times for their prestigious Reviewer's Choice Award for Most Sensual Historical. In 2007, Sinful Between the Sheets received the same nomination, and went on to win the award.

Barbara also writes Regency historicals u

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3.61 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Tempting the Heiress

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Courting the Countess

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A Desperate Game

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Description: This is the prologue for the fourth book in the Carlisle series.
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message 26: by Lisa

Lisa Alexander-Griffin Thanks for the friendship, Barbara! :)

message 25: by Barbara

Barbara Thanks goodness for antibiotics. LOL, and the chocolate probably helped, too!

Shelleyhw wrote: "I hope everyone is feeling better, but that does sound like a cozy Halloween."

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Shelley HW I hope everyone is feeling better, but that does sound like a cozy Halloween.

message 23: by Shelley

Shelley HW Happy Halloween Barbara! Hope you had a good one.

message 22: by Pamela

Pamela Just dropping by to say hi :) Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

message 21: by Amara

Amara Pierce Hey, Barbara!! It's Sandy. Now we have yet another communication portal to keep us in touch. Glad to be your friend here. I like this place. If only I could figure everything out....

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Rowena Hello, Barbara,

Thank you very much for your friendship here!

Best wishes
Rowena Cherry

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Holly Jacobs Hi, Barbara!

Thanks so much for the invite!


ONCE UPON A THANKSGIVING...available at now, and on shelves in October!

message 17: by Dianne

Dianne Ascroft Thanks for adding me to your circle of friends. Good to meet someone else who is writing about this part of the world (my recent novel is set in Ireland).

Dianne Ascroft,
author, 'Hitler and Mars Bars'

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Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Barbara and thanks for adding me as a friend. I love this website! I know you're a busy lady, but if you have the time, I'd love for you to visit my web site, I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. I’m co-authoring a novel with Patty Wiseman, another friend on Goodreads. We’ve known each other for over 30 years. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too! There’s also a link to our book you can click on… This site is brand new and in the editing stage as is our story. Please visit it as well. We’re both very green, but we’ve met so many people on this site willing to reach out and offer advice or a guiding hand, we feel very blessed.

Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Have a good week!

Brandilyn Romance is completely addictive! I starting reading them while in portland on spring break of my junior year in high school. My dad was having cancer treatments then, and i walked across the hall to see what was in the entertainment room, we had left the backpack with my books sitting on the couch so i picked up a few novels. Wasn't thrilled about it, i had read mostly non fiction up until then, but I absolutely got swept away. I read Lisa Kleypas' "Midnight Angel" In a matter of several hours. After that I was hooked!

message 13: by Liz

Liz Helllooooo, Barbara,

Thanks for the invitation to add you as a friend. I read your profile. Your titles sound torrid and out of my grandmotherly league, but I'm right with you there on English history. Love it! Love your picture, too. You're a beautiful lady.

Liz Adair
Author of
The Spider Latham Mystery Series
The Mist of Quarry Harbor
Lucy Shook's Letters from Afghanistan (editor)
Counting the Cost (Out in November 08)

Bobbie  Crawford Thanks for adding me as a Friend :)

Bobbie C-M

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Shelley HW Hi Barbara, I'm working on my other A.K.A. but this time I'm using my name, SCARY! Its putting me in the mood to get back into YA. I hope all is well.

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Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Barbara!

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Lee Silver
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THE TWIST, BookStrand #1 Bestseller

Barbara, I've added A Desperate Game and your other books to my to-read list.

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Ilyn Ross Hello Barbara,

How are you? Good fortune on your books.

Warm regards,


Abbeville Press Hi Barbara, and thanks for the add.

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message 5: by Nita

Nita Hey, lady! Fancy meeting you here. :)

I've been so busy with writing and promo lately. No time to read. My TBR pile keeps growing. I think I have two of yours in that pile now. I'm looking forward to them.

I've got to finish two more WIPs before I can take time off and read some, though. And edits will start soon on my western.

No rest for the weary. :)

message 4: by Shelia (last edited Jun 27, 2008 01:52PM)

Shelia i love the video.

Pamela Hi Barbara!
Thanks for adding me as a friend :)
Have a great week!

message 2: by Kelly

Kelly Moran Thank you, Barbara. I was very excited!

message 1: by Tracy

Tracy Thanks for adding me, Barbara!


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