Girl in Bath by Catherine C. Heywood

The Drazen World

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Paris, 1889: The Belle Époque, where imaginations are stirred by Eiffel’s Tower, the avant-garde are reshaping the art world, and electric lights are reclaiming the night. And in Montmartre, new investors have promised the most glittering stage Paris has ever seen. Only steps away, Monica Fauconnier, a twenty-four-year-old laundress, is determined to change her drab life. For she isn’t simply a laundress.

When she meets Jonathan Derassen, an alluring owner of the Moulin Rouge, he can make her a star. But, in a world where stars are courtesans, he’d rather make her his. As he seduces her with his gilded world and the dark warrens of his mind, they must manage the machinations of bohemian- and Tout-Paris. And Monica finds herself torn between her dreams and her heart.

Heat Index: Some explicit content and adult situations. Intended for mature readers.  

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For the Brave by Holly Bush

The Gentrys of Paradise Book 2

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1869 – Matthew Gentry joined the Confederate Army at eighteen years of age after an argument with his father, leaving Paradise, his Virginia home and famed horse breeding stables, for the fields of Gettysburg. Having survived the War Between the States, Gentry is haunted by the violence and inhumanity of the war. He continues to roam the country long after the conflict is over, finding solace in the arms of soiled doves and at the bottom of whiskey bottles. Finally traveling home after learning of a family tragedy, he nearly loses his life in a spring-flooded riverbed.

Annie Campbell, lone survivor of her family, lives at a remote farm near the North River, raising pigs and trying to grow enough to feed herself, and to stay out of the crosshairs of the Thurmans, violent men who run the town of Bridgewater. Annie’s secrets threaten her safety, even as she rescues and nurses Matthew Gentry.

Matthew knows he must return to Paradise, to grieve with his family. Will his heart lead him back to Bridgewater and Annie Campbell?  (Heat Index: Sex that steams the windows.)

Author's Website:  http://www.hollybushbooks.com

 

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Unexpected Danger by Lisa E. Pugh

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Looking for peace and quiet, Margaret Taylor moves to a small Oxfordshire village to write about the Great War. She believes the idyllic countryside and picturesque hamlet would be the perfect contrast to the noise and distractions of Jazz-age London. Then one afternoon, she receives an unexpected invitation from a mysterious nobleman.

Christopher Tobias, forty-fifth Earl of Yawron, hasn't left the grounds of his family's estate since an accident that left him disfigured many years ago. Cloistered behind the protective walls that shield him from the outside world, he speaks to no one but his servants. Everything changes when he notices a young woman standing outside his gates staring curiously at his mansion. Intrigued, he takes a chance he never thought he would.

Margaret and Christopher must face decisions that will change their lives forever. As their relationship grows, Christopher’s past casts a dark shadow. Will Margaret’s future survive the demons of his past?  (Heat Index:  Kisses and Hugs)

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Madam of My Heart: A Novel of Love, Loss and Redemption by Gini Grossenbacher

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Baltimore, 1849. Under a shadow of scandal, the young Irish Brianna Baird flees her home at Fells Point. She has little cash, and no worthwhile occupation, for what use is a seamstress’s talents in the raucous, bawdy city of New Orleans? Without family support, her only chance of survival is offered by brothel madam Nancy DeSalle and the dashing but questionable gambler, Edward Spina, who falls in love with her. In a desperate alliance with these two members of society’s underbelly, Brianna embarks on a journey through the Vieux Carré’s debauched and glittering world. With the aid of her freedwoman Emma, she learns the ways of the Voodoo Queen.

After gaining freedom for Emma’s enslaved husband and son, Brianna and Edward flee with them to San Francisco. There she becomes one of the most sought-after madams in the gold rush parlor house trade. At last will Brianna become the mistress of her own destiny? Inspired by a true story.

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"A debut historical novel that chronicles the struggles, loves, and joys of an exceptional madam in 19th-century America. Grossenbacher's book, the first in a planned series, dramatizes the early life and busy career of a woman named Brianna Baird. Raised in Baltimore in the decades before the Civil War, Brianna dreams of one day growing up to own a seamstress shop and marry a sweet man of virtue. But her plans unravel after she meets young Spenser Brown, a sweet-talking violinist who leaves her pregnant and betrays the promises he made.... Alone and knowing little of the world, she travels to New Orleans and finds work at the notorious parlor house of Madam DeSalle. There, she earns her keep first as a seamstress and later as the exclusive courtesan of gambler Edward Spina.... "Grossenbacher's prose is both graceful and inventive. She absorbingly limns the various cities Brianna inhabits, from New Orleans and its 'web of Creole cottages, chaotic marketplaces, and secretive balconies, simmering outside her window, ' to the rowdy atmosphere of frontier-era San Francisco. The occasional marvelous metaphor will surprise readers, as when 'the truth hit Brianna like a badly aimed bowling pin.' "This isn't just a novel for lovers of history's more prurient corners; it's for everyone who likes well-deployed language and intense stories. A seamier side of American history, engagingly told through one woman's unexpected adventures." --Kirkus Reviews, A Recommended Review


Brides of Honor: Mail Order Bride by Christian Michael

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A 5-Part Mail Order Bride series along with the BONUS widow-themed collection, "Widows Head West."

Beauty is as beauty does – and all of these spunky young women know it! In each of these sweet, clean, historical mail-order bride stories you will get the opportunity to follow five charming young women as they overcome hardship and learn to live up their names.

From aspiring actresses to runaway brides to secret pregnancies, there is no end to the obstacles and trials these young women must face.

Will these young women find the strength to overcome the tragedy and hardship life has thrown their way and become true brides of virtue?

Book 1 - Mercy Jade
Book 2 - Hope James
Book 3 - Grace Stone
Book 4 - Charity Hill
Book 5 - Faith Clyde

Biography:  Christian Michael is a publisher who focuses on bringing only clean romances to his readers. He loves to create mail order bride, western, historical and Christian romance stories. Sign up for his mailing list to receive access to free clean romances every week: Sign Up Here

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