The Wedding Gamble
Sarah Wellingford would do her duty.
Even if that meant putting herself on the Marriage Mart during a London season she could ill afford and did not desire. Now ironic circumstance have wed her to the compelling Marquess of Englemere, a fabled gamester, who has awakened passions she was honour-bound not to express.
A marriage of convenience could be deucedly inconvenient even for a marquess when one was perilously close to loving his own wife! But Nicholas Stanhope knew that was impossible, for hadn't his tragic past proven that women especially wives were not to be trusted?
A Scandalous Proposal
Threatened by extortionists, disowned widow Emily Spenser has little recourse until the Earl of Cheverley, captivated by this unusual shopkeeper, comes to her aide.
Emily cannot repay the Earl's expenditures not in coin. But having learned through bitter experience not to trust the largesse of powerful men and desperate to stay hidden from the father-in-law who would take away her son, she seeks to cancel her obligation to the highly visible earl immediately. Little does she realise a "fleeting" affair will lead to something much more...
Sir Edmund William Gosse CB (21 September 1849 - 16 May 1928) was an English poet, author and critic.
When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joins the local fishing class she wastes no time in ruffling feathers - or should that be fins? - of those around her.Among the victims of her sharp tongue is Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth, yet not even Hamish thinks someone would seriously want to silence Lady Jane's shrill voice permanently - until her strangled body is fished out of the river.Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must steer a course through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find a murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren't willing to talk, and the dead woman telling no tales, Hamish may well be in over his head for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers when cornered usually do strike again.
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