I try to write the sort of books I want to read: Historicals, chock full of mystery and adventure with a dash of romance for spice.
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Gemma Gaines gave up mystery solving years ago, but when a friend is killed in a hit-and-run, the instincts honed by years in the Nosy Parkers tell her that this was no accident. With the doggedness of the great Girl Detective, Gemma follows up on the clues. Real life mystery solving isn't as tidy as it is in novels though. She is soon on the trail of a counterfeiting ring that would like nothing more than to see her put out of circulation for good.
Super serious Evangeline Bennett has no time for frivolities like courtship. Besides, she tried it once and doesn’t intend to lay her heart open to that sort of pain again. Now she has her sights set on a higher goal. She’s going to be a missionary to Ceylon. But when her plans go awry, only James Ferris, the son of the missionary board’s chairman, can hope to set things right. Too bad he’s the very man she’s sworn to never see again.
Meet nine young women in America between 1866 and 1905 who have been blessed by fortunes made in gold, silver, industry, ranching, and banking. But when it comes to love, each woman struggles to find true love within a society where “first comes money, second comes marriage.” What kind of man can they trust with their greatest treasure—their hearts?
Two murders. A French plot. An unconventional trio must race against time to find the fabled Peacock Throne and spike Napoleon's guns before the invasion of England becomes a reality.
Pressured into staging her play for the residents of Tuxedo Park, college student Julia resigns herself to mingling with the upper crust. But she never imagined she'd have to protect herself from danger lurking in the production. Even though they're from different worlds, wealthy Robbie Malcolm is captivated by the feisty young playwright—and he won't see her hurt. Together they work to discover who's out to get Julia. Might love be waiting for them in the final act?
Phoebe Carlisle is traveling aboard the H.M.S. Aries when an attack by a French ship-of-the-line forces them to seek refuge along the Connecticut River. Doctor Alden Ingersoll prefers to be in control of any situation, but his fate is ripped from his grasp when he’s pressed into the Royal Navy to tend an injured captain. In Phoebe’s company, Alden finds his desire to escape the ship fading. But pursuing her means abandoning his life and family
Merry Lattimore is innocent. . . But when she can't prove it, she’s sent to colonial Virginia as an indentured servant. Now she must find a way to survive and to silence her heart. She couldn’t help but recognize the magistrate, Graham Sinclair—her first love until he disappeared from her life. When Graham discovers her innocence, he obtains a pardon and pursues her. But by then Merry is embroiled in a new mystery—one that Graham won’t let her face alone.
Grant Diamond is a gambler on the run from his past. When he comes across a wagon wreck, he assumes the identity of the dead driver. His plan takes an unexpected turn when heiress Lily Rose mistakes him for the missionary she asked to come work with the Wiyot Indians. Seeing Eureka as a place to lay low, Grant plays along. Before he knows it, he's bluffing his way through sermons. But with a Pinkerton on his trail the new life he's built may soon crumple like a house of cards.
Juliet doesn't believe in ghosts, but she believes in supporting her makeshift family. Having spent years as assistant to an illusionist, she uses her know-how to begin a career as a medium. She wants nothing to do with a Pinkerton detective who has the power to destroy the life she's built, but when President Lincoln's youngest son is kidnapped, and the first lady comes to her for help, she can't refuse, even if it means facing the agent who knows too much already; and possibly falling in love.
Emily Forbes is on the cusp of becoming a renowned opera singer when, she hears a familiar name: DeKlerk. Soon she's digging through the only case her Pinkerton detective brother never closed. After serving in the Civil War, Samuel DeKlerk is now a doctor to the mad. When he catches Emily prying into the past, his life is upended. But as they investigate together tolerance turns to mutual respect. Might love be waiting in the final act?
Spend a heartfelt Christmas on Schooley’s Mountain as four generations make a house a home. Carpenter Stephan Yost vows to build a spinster a home by Christmas. Widow Mary Ann Plum learns the greatest peace on earth comes from giving and receiving love. Olympia Paris must protect the orphanage she grew up in from a man trying to play Father Christmas to most of the town. Joy Benucci turns to a modern-day Scrooge to save a transitional home for foster kids. Will Christmas be a season of miracles?