Nicky Penttila

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I write stories with adventure and ideas, history and love. I enjoy coming up with stories that are set in faraway cities and countries, because then I *must* travel there, you know, for research. I live in Maryland with my reading-mad husband and amazing rescue cat. Chattiest on Twitter, @NickyPenttila; also at nickypenttila.com.

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An Untitled Lady

3.73 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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A Note of Scandal

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Babysitting the Billionaire

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The Spanish Patriot

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The Science of Second Chances

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Out of Her Comfort Zone

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The Lunchbox

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The Last Stage: A Short Story

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On the 200th Anniversary of Peterloo: Why I Put a Melee in a Romantic Novel

Detail of an illustration by Richard Carlile of the Yeomanry attacking the meeting in St Peter's Field, Manchester.

Detail of an illustration by Richard Carlile of the Yeomanry attacking the meeting in St Peter’s Field, Manchester.


Why would a romance-loving writer like me set a story in the middle of a melee? My novel An Untitled Lady includes events around 16 August 1819 in Manchester, England, including a workers’ protest rally that ended with at least 15 people dead. It might seem odd to set a story abou...

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Harlequin Books Hi Nicky, I'm sorry it took so long to stop by but I wanted to let you know that I'm pleased to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com and all it has to offer, please ask. I'll be happy to answer. I’ll also have Harlequin news updates on my profile on a regular basis so be sure to stop by to keep up on everything Harlequin!

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