. Devin Nash attempts to woo his stubborn ward Cecilia Clemmons with Valentines. Little does he know Cecilia has started a cottage industry crafting the love cards just so she can get free of her guardian.
~*~ STEALING STERLING ~*~
. Mary Martha Hamilton returns home to find her younger sister engaged to the perfect man, Sterling John Cooper. Mary always puts her family first, but in this case dare she steal Sterling? .
~*~ (Previously published in anthology collections by Kensington) ~*~
The darling of the ton and women everywhere, Devin Nash, Lord Beauchamp, decides the best way to provide for his penniless, bluestocking ward is to marry her himself. She refuses. Stunned that any woman—but especially a woman with so few matrimonial prospects—could turn him down, he begins a campaign to woo her with valentines and gifts.
Unbeknownst to her guardian, who is too used to having his way and surely proposed out of pure laziness, Cecilia Clemmons is determined to make her own way in the world by crafting valentines. But when her valentines return addressed to her, she is terrified her secret is out. Worse yet, when she learns Devin is the sender, she thinks it a cruel hoax. Only the more he learns about stubborn, independent Cecilia in his efforts to buy perfect gifts for her, the more enchanting he finds her. But will she have him now, or has he botched his chances forever?
Abandoned as an infant, Sterling John Cooper wants nothing more than to become part of one of Boston's venerated families. With his pockets lined with California gold, he proposes to the youngest Hamilton girl. When he finally meets her sainted sister, he realizes he's made a horrible mistake, but he's honor bound by his promise.
Mary Martha Hamilton has taken over her mother's role in her family after her mother's passing. Everyone relies on her, and she puts everyone else's needs before her own. When she returns from a mission of mercy, she finds her baby sister engaged to the perfect man. She dare not steal Sterling from her sister—even though he is everything she wants. But when her spoiled sister leaves Sterling at the altar...all bets are off.
Katy Madison has always loved stories. As a child she was always lugging a book around. At the age of eight, after having gone through over a hundred Nancy Drew mysteries, all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books—at least twice—and many others including her full weekly allotment of library books, Katy went to her mother and begged for a new book to read. Her frustrated mother handed her a romance novel. Katy fell in love with the romance genre. She quickly found where her mother hid the rest and began sneaking them out to read. She cut her eyeteeth on books by Georgette Heyer and Mary Stewart, not to mention dozens of Barbara Cartland’s.
Katy makes her home with her family and two cats on a tree-lined street in the Midwest. She thinks there is nothing better than a curling up in front of the fireplace and escaping into a good book while a storm rages outside. Except maybe the beach without the storm, plenty of sun, and, of course, a good book.