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

Book Cover: 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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Proof of Virtue by Lelia Snow

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Editions:Kindle: $ 2.99
Pages: 319
Paperback: $ 10.99
ISBN: 978-0995835412
Pages: 318

“In struggling with misfortune, Lies the true proof of virtue.” – Shakespeare

It is the year 1848, and a cholera outbreak has just ravaged Manchester, leaving Emma Belden an orphan, with two young siblings to care for. Left with few options, she is forced to enter the workhouse and suffer the habitual injustices commonplace to that sad institution. Her beauty and naivety a target for the unscrupulous master of the workhouse and Edward Wells, the owner of the local textile mill, Emma will be compelled to make the difficult decision between the safety of her brother and sister, and her own virtue.

Gideon, Lord de Monthaut, is instantly smitten the moment he sees Emma, despite the fact that she is on the arm of one of the most notorious blackguards in Manchester society.

Will Emma find it possible to rise above her circumstances and find love? And in the process learn the true Proof of Virtue?  (Heat Index: Sex that steams the windows with some description.)

Exclusively at Kindle Unlimited

Author's Website:  http://leilasnow.com

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Lady Grace by Vicki Hopkins

A Ladies of Disgrace Series

Editions:Kindle: $ 2.99
Pages: 255
Paperback: $ 9.99
ISBN: 978-0997299588
Pages: 254
Audiobook: $ 17.46

As a young woman of twenty-one, Grace did not think it unusual to marry a man of forty. Although she wed a kind and respectful individual, something remained absent from their relationship. Before she could fully understand her growing despondency and restless emotions, England declared war on Germany. Like a jigsaw puzzle turned upside down, the pieces of Grace’s life scatter in different directions. When her husband leaves for France to fight for king and country, Grace is left behind to face years of loneliness, temptation, and loss. After the declaration of peace, the picture puzzle of her life is reassembled but paints a vastly different scene than it did before.

Second in a series of "Ladies of Disgrace" - Every Era Has Its Fallen Women

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