This is the story of two damaged people. Jeremy is an up and coming artist from Pennsylvania (hence the title). He has been estranged from his familyThis is the story of two damaged people. Jeremy is an up and coming artist from Pennsylvania (hence the title). He has been estranged from his family for several years regarding the death of his wife and stillborn child. He is running from his responsibilities and his grief. Yvette is a tall and bold younger sister to an earl who has not been able to attract a suitable suitor. She had a previous bad experience when her younger brother sold her to a friend for part of her dowry. So she is very afraid of relationships.
Jeremy had been looking for a model for his latest project and spots Yvette at a ball. He is immediately drawn to her and manages to get her brother, Edwin, to commission her portrait. So it begins.
They work through their issues in a very dramatic way, of course. They each are brought to realize what is going on inside their hearts because of their pasts. But the HEA is worth it....more
At least I know I can always count on Sabrina Jeffries for a good read. This one is about Dom and Jane. Dom lost the inheritance his father left him dAt least I know I can always count on Sabrina Jeffries for a good read. This one is about Dom and Jane. Dom lost the inheritance his father left him due to his brother's meanness and his father's lack of planning. So he tricked Jane, his fiancee, to jilt him. Twelve years later, he has built Manton Investigations into a successful business.
Jane, in the mean time, is tired of waiting on Dom. She knows he tricked her 12 years ago, but doesn't think he is ever coming back for her. So she accepts a proposal. Her cousin turns up missing and she desperately asks for help from Manton Investigations. Naturally, emotions are stirred to life once again. A very nice HEA is the result.
I enjoyed this story of Tristan and Zoe. There was much focus on Zoe being the heir to her father's title and estate. Rare indeed. Plus she was his ilI enjoyed this story of Tristan and Zoe. There was much focus on Zoe being the heir to her father's title and estate. Rare indeed. Plus she was his illegitimate daughter, a fact well hidden from society. This is the basis for the story. She hires The Duke's Men to find her biological mother, a gypsy. Tristan, being an investigator, is given the job since he has gypsy friends and knows the language. He fights the attraction between he and Zoe, but to no avail, naturally. I liked both the hero and heroine. Wonderful, satisfying HEA....more
This was a great story. It takes place at the country estate Dower house of Pierce Waverly, the Earl of Devonmont. He has been estranged from his mothThis was a great story. It takes place at the country estate Dower house of Pierce Waverly, the Earl of Devonmont. He has been estranged from his mother for many years. She and his father had banned him from home when he was 8. His father was a cruel man and Pierce knew that he forced his mother to abandon him. But he always harbored bad feelings for her, feeling as if she did not fight for him.
His mother's companion, Camilla, realized how hurt she was over his refusal to acknowledge her efforts at a reconciliation. Therefore, she sent a letter to Pierce claiming his mother was deathly ill just to get him there. It worked.
The story revolves around unfolding the mystery of his years of abandonment and the real reasons behind it. It had a very satisfying ending. Loose ends are tied up quite nicely and the HEA is truly beautiful.
Another delightful story in this series. Even though I read them out of order, it doesn't seem to matter. This one was interesting because it involvedAnother delightful story in this series. Even though I read them out of order, it doesn't seem to matter. This one was interesting because it involved the manufacture of fake gems and a jewel heist. I enjoyed the characters of Victor and Isabelle. She is a jeweler and he is an investigator with the Duke's Men. They were married ten years ago when Isa's sister and brother-in-law involved them both in a jewel heist and then lied to them both to separate them. Victor had been looking for Isa ever since with vengeance in mind. Isa moves to Edinburgh pregnant to start a new life. Finally, one of Victor's cases brings them back together and all is resolved. The HEA really happened about half way through. But it was still a great story to the end....more
I loved this book. You can read the storyline from the summary. What I liked about it was watching Max and Lisette fall so hopelessly in love withoutI loved this book. You can read the storyline from the summary. What I liked about it was watching Max and Lisette fall so hopelessly in love without giving up their own agendas. Max was determined to find his long-lost brother and Lisette was equally compelled to protect her brother. There were many times when those two were at odds with each other. But, thankfully, all's well that ends well, to quote Shakespeare (as Lisette's butler routinely does).
We have a terrific HEA which focused on the importance of family to each of them. It was just a very well-balanced story....more
A truly delightful collection of 4 stories about 4 students at Mrs. Harris's School for Heiresses. I now wish I had written a quick review of each stoA truly delightful collection of 4 stories about 4 students at Mrs. Harris's School for Heiresses. I now wish I had written a quick review of each story because now I can't remember all the details of each one. But they were each equally good.
The last story is at the top of my mind so I can say that it was quite enjoyable. The student, Alyssa Martin, comes home at the Holidays. I loved her character. She was prone to accidents and ended up stuck in a carriage window after an accident when the hero of the story, Leland Yates, rides by and rescues her. She had thought she could get out that way since the door would not open. This is the instant when they first meet and it is apparent that Leland has fallen in love at first sight. There are several such amusing mishaps. I loved the way she never took herself too seriously and just laughed off all of her mishaps. They got their HEA, of course.
I don't always like anthologies. But each of these stories was well written and the stories well told in their somewhat shortened format. ...more
Another delightful installment of the 'Hellions of Halstead Hall' series. They have all been absolutely wonderful stories.
This one is about the youngAnother delightful installment of the 'Hellions of Halstead Hall' series. They have all been absolutely wonderful stories.
This one is about the youngest sister, Celia. In her attempt to meet the demands of her meddling grandmother, she convinces her to throw a house party inviting three suitable prospects for marriage. Also in attendance is Jackson Pinter, the Bow Street Runner investigating the murder of the Sharpe siblings' parents 19 years earlier. Celia and Pinter had been infatuated with each other for a while. But both understood in their minds that they could never suit because of their vast difference in classes.
But as the party progresses, so does their interest in each other, veiled though it is at times.
There is a satisfying HEA involving not only their romance but the resolution to the deaths of the parents. Apparently the series will continue through some story lines involving secondary characters. I'm definitely looking forward to it....more
Another terrific story in this series. They have all been wonderful reading. I can already tell I will be sorry when it is over. There is only one morAnother terrific story in this series. They have all been wonderful reading. I can already tell I will be sorry when it is over. There is only one more, I think, since there is only one more sibling, unless she takes it in a different direction.
This is Gabe's story. He is called the Angel of Death because of his reckless ways with racing. This is the way he deals with the deaths of their parents. Seven years ago he raced his best friend who died when he crashed into boulders they were trying to race through. Gabe, of course, always blamed himself. He decides to marry his best friend's sister, Virginia, to make amends to the family by providing for her future. It is also the perfect solution to his grandmother's edict that they all marry by the end of the year or risk losing their inheritance. It backfires, of course, when Gabe and Virginia fall in love.
A touching story that deals in not only romance but death and grief. It has a very satisfying HEA. ...more
I had been wanting to read this book for a long time and finally found a copy. Loved it. Even back then Sabrina Jeffries could spin a great tale.
GideoI had been wanting to read this book for a long time and finally found a copy. Loved it. Even back then Sabrina Jeffries could spin a great tale.
Gideon is known as The Pirate Lord, a pirate who preyed on ships owned and transporting aristocrats. His mother had been an aristocrat and had left him as an infant with his father in America to return to her 'beloved' England. His father had treated him cruelly due to Gideon reminding his father of his mother and her betrayal of them both.
Sara is the stepsister of an earl and a reformer. She decides to travel to Australia on a ship full of convict women. In most cases, the women were petty criminals and Sara was a spy of sorts to report back to officials if the women were mistreated. The ship, of course, was intercepted by Gideon. He and his men had decided to retire to an uninhabited island they had been working on to make it a home. They needed wives.
Gideon and Sara are naturally attracted to each other. I enjoyed watching them fall in love in spite of both of them fighting it. In addition, Sara goes to great lengths to discover Gideon's true story. It leads to a wonderful HEA.
Sometimes older stories by a favorite author can be a bit disappointing. Not this one. I loved it.
PS: On a personal note, I am not a big fan of this particular cover. I wish I could have found the original. I'll keep looking....more
What a great book this turned out to be. Even better than I was expecting.
The hero, Alec, the Earl of Iversley, is broke and in need of an heiress toWhat a great book this turned out to be. Even better than I was expecting.
The hero, Alec, the Earl of Iversley, is broke and in need of an heiress to marry to save his family estate. Katherine Merivale is an heiress in need of a husband, required to release her funds. She has spent most of her adult years counting on marrying her lifelong friend, Sydney, who has been dragging his feet for a number of years. Katherine is out of time. Her late father's debtors are putting pressure on her and her mother. One of those debtors is Alec's half-brother, so he brings them together.
The great deception begins. But it is very emotional watching it all play out. My heart actually broke for them on more than one occasion. But a truly wonderful HEA. Loved it....more
A very enjoyable story. The hero, Marcus North, a viscount, is legally legitimate since his father claimed him. But he is actually a bastard son of thA very enjoyable story. The hero, Marcus North, a viscount, is legally legitimate since his father claimed him. But he is actually a bastard son of the Prince of Wales. He is physically overpowering and has grown a beard to cover an ugly facial scar. He has sequestered himself outside London on his estate with his sister, Louisa. He agrees to give Louisa her London season and hides outside the Iversley's mansion at her coming-out ball. He is always the outsider looking in.
Lady Regina Tremaine decides to pay Marcus a visit at his estate to ask his permission for her brother to court Louisa. The fireworks begin. Regina is not at all intimidated by him. This intrigues him so he makes a bargain with her. He will give his permission for one month if Regina agrees to let Marcus court her for a month.
Both sides hold secrets which, of course, makes the story interesting. You know resolution is inevitable. But it was fun watching how it all happens. A very nice ending for all concerned....more