After an eventful honeymoon, Lady Julia Grey and her
enigmatic husband Nicholas Brisbane return to London. Lady
Julia has no interest in social life and she pokes and
prods Brisbane to allow her into his private enquiry
business. When Julia's older brother, the ultra-
conservative Lord Bellmont, engages Brisbane Read more...
A chilling phone call interrupts Police Chief Kate
Burkholder's insomnia caused by dark memories that haunt
her through the nights. An Amish family has drowned in a
manure pit. When she arrives on the scene, Kate finds three
bodies, a man, his wife and his brother dead and four Read more...
Wisconsin journalist AnnaLise Griggs receives a phone call
from a flustered friend in North Carolina informing that
her mother made an almost tragic mistake at the local blood
drive. She nonchalantly drained three pints of blood from a
society matron. AnnaLise hurries home to find her mother,
Daisy, rational but Read more...
Just hours before her wedding to the notorious Calder Hart,
Francesca Cahill receives a blackmail note that could
destroy her family. Calder commissioned a portrait in which
she posed nude. The portrait is missing. As an amateur
sleuth, Francesca has been successful in numerous
investigations. Brimming with confidence, she believes Read more...
Lady Emily and her husband, Colin Hargreaves, an agent to
the Crown, retreat from Constantinople to his mother's
estate in the Norman countryside, to soothe the open wounds
left from their previous case. Emily's pursuit of the
villain left her injured and she lost her unborn child.
Emily Read more...
Leelee Satterfield's life in Memphis, Tennessee, is perfect!
She can't understand her husband's sudden restlessness and
his desire to uproot their family to Vermont of all places.
Leelee always bows to her husband's wishes and has never
defied him. Against her better judgment and her friends Read more...
Nicholas Brisbane and Lady Julia's honeymoon ends abruptly
with the arrival of her brother and sister in Egypt. Portia
entreats Brisbane and Julia to forgo the rest of their
honeymoon and go to India where close friend Jane Cavendish
resides on a tea plantation. Jane recently has become a Read more...
Uncommon Grounds gourmet coffee shop reopens in its quaint
new location at a century-and-half-old train depot. Maggy
Thorsen, half owner, rents a magnificent 5'-high, 15'-
diameter balloon in the shape of a coffee cup and saucer to
commemorate the event, along with a mime and dignitaries Read more...
In Painters Mill, Ohio, an entire Amish family is brutally
tortured and murder. A shocked community cannot come to
terms that one of their own is capable of such evil. As
Police Chief Kate Burkholder investigates, she discovers
the key to the killings is Mary, the oldest daughter, who
was Read more...
Desperation and poverty have driven Cassandra to London in
search of a protector. With her tattered reputation
preceding her, she's forced to crash a ball where she looks
to seduce a wealthy man. The whispers follow her as they
murmur the gossip: There is Lady Paget, who took Read more...
Lady Calpurnia Hartwell, one of society's invisible
wallflowers, tosses her lace spinster cap into the fire and
begins searching for excitement and adventure. She starts a
list of experiences she desperately wants to try. Kiss
someone passionately, smoke a cheroot, gamble at a men's
club, the possibilities are Read more...
Roxy Abruzzo carries an abundance of baggage. Among her
problems, she is the grandniece of a Pittsburg Mafia boss
who continually tries to lure Roxy into the family
business. She struggles keeping her architectural-salvage
company afloat in order to support herself and teenage
daughter. In order to survive in Read more...
With her family on the brink of bankruptcy, Alexandra
Bolton concedes to her drunken father to welcome the
courtship of a local squire. Alexandra resigns herself to
sacrifice herself to a loveless marriage to an older man in
order to provide for her younger sisters. At a ball,
Alexandra catches Read more...
When Laurel Sutherland and her sisters were young and
residing with their uncle on their country estate, Princess
Victoria was a frequent playmate. Their ties with Victoria
end when she begins preparation to become queen. When their
uncle dies, Laurel and her siblings inherit a bookstore and
live a quiet Read more...
Miss Haley Moreland dreads her upcoming nuptials with rich
industrialist Herbert Trumble. Her practical nature demands
she accept his suit to prevent the creditors from swooping
down on her family. Her resolve weakens, however, when she
meets the sinfully handsome Galen Hawke. There is a
possibility of true passion and Read more...
Since working as a companion/slave to the tyrant Lady
Lettice, Emma Chegwidden has lost her self-respect. She
quivers at Lady Lettice's threats of dismissal when Emma's
task proves unsatisfactory. Emma cannot conceive her future
tossed out in a foreign country with no money. This is the Read more...
After a fire burns her coffee shop to the ground, Maggy
Thorsen begins rebuilding her business. Her current partner
wants out, leaving Maggy desperate for a partner with a
full pocket of money. Good luck arrives in the guise of her
mercurial mood realtor, Sarah. Sarah offers her space in Read more...
Theodora Lestrange rejects the role Victorian society deems
proper for women. She takes her small inheritance and
travels to Transylvania to visit her friend Cosmina.
Transylvania, the land of legends, is the perfect place to
give Theodora inspiration for her first novel. Her first
impressions of Transylvania prove Cosmina's Read more...
Lady Lydia Eastlake grew up surrounded by the rich and
famous with her globetrotting parents. At their unexpected
death, Lydia's world collapses and she is sent to live
quietly with an elderly guardian. When she obtains her
fortune, Lydia re-emerges into the opulent and extravagant
society that she Read more...
Merry Stewart waits and waits for her betrothed. He left
for the Crusades years ago and Merry has heard not a word.
She manages her father's castle, from training his men to
running the household, while her father and brothers remain
in a constant state of inebriation. When her Read more...