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Falling for the Heartbroken Duke
Lord Robert Weston, living the life of a Duke’s second son, is thrown in among the elite of London’s bon ton, while he chafes against the conformities and gossip of the very rich. When his childhood sweetheart, Lady Judith Barton, reappears in town after three years, she has much more to say than hello.
He is thrilled to see her again, but his hopes are soon to be destroyed. When her vanity prevails, his affectionate heart is played and love promises are broken. Not only is he heartbroken, his reputation slips down towards a path where it's very hard to return from. Will he be able to overcome all the hardships and take his life on his own hands?
Lady Phoebe Sinclair, having lost her dear mother, is back in London after two years in Paris. When tragedy strikes again, Lady Phoebe’s cousin from Scotland, comes to London to claim his inheritance. Amid glittering parties, ton gossip and mutual friends, Lord Robert and Lady Phoebe’s paths cross when Lord Robert’s father and brother both succumb to typhus.
She is instantly enchanted but she has already heard all the vile things that are being said on his account. She avoids contact with him in any possible way, but when she finally finds herself imprisoned in a marriage arrangement she never wanted, who is going to come to her rescue?
When social pressure to produce an heir comes down to Lord Robert’s head, will he be able to make the right decision and solve a seemingly unsolvable mystery? While true happiness finally seems like a dream come true, life or death challenges never cease to come up...
Tales of Unexpected Love (Collection)
Three of my best-selling Regency romance stories!Combined the three books have more than 1,000 positive reviews on Amazon and have been downloaded over 100,000 times!
A Governess for the Brooding Duke
As the tragic tale of the Duke's sister and her forbidden love unfolds, Georgette must struggle with the deprivations of her lowered status, not to mention the spiteful plots and schemes of a jealous housekeeper and nurse. Georgette must find a way put the splintered family back together, even as she battles her own feelings of love for the handsome, taciturn Duke.
A Bride for the Betrayed Earl
A man she barely knows, makes her a most unusual proposal; a marriage of convenience. He is looking for a wife so that he might produce an heir. She needs a husband of means to save her from financial ruin. Finding they have more in common than they could have imagined, can Hunter and Emmeline find true love?
A Lady for the Brazen Earl
When the Earl finds himself crossing conversational swords with the caring and tenacious Lady Imogen, he wonders if beauty and fortune are enough for him anymore. When he finally falls for the curious Lady Imogen, will the Earl find he has gone too far and been too arrogant to ever win her heart?
If you love clean Regency romances that feature strong women of the era and determined, yet charming, male protagonists, then you are going to love this collection!
For the Love of a Duchess
Lady Eliza Ashton, daughter of the Earl of Bexley, had always thought her life would be a straight pathway to happiness.
Engaged to be married to the devastatingly handsome Miles Gainsborough, Eliza could never have imagined how easily happiness could turn into disaster.
When her father tells her that she is the only hope of saving the family from financial ruin, she finds herself set to marry the Duke of Lytton instead.
Daniel Winchester, an accomplished and successful attorney, finds his simple existence at Lytton Hall turned upside down by the arrival of the Duke’s new young bride.
Determined to think her a young title-hunter, he is surprised to find himself drawn to her as every day passes. When the old Duke, his ego bruised by the realization that the beautiful young woman will never love him, becomes increasingly aggressive, Daniel is the only man with courage enough to defend her.
But when the old Duke dies, will Eliza allow the threat of scandal and the fear of condemnation to turn her away from the only man she has ever truly loved? And will Daniel Winchester ever find a pathway leading to the heart of the young woman who occupies his every thought?
A Damsel for the Daring Duke
When James Harrington, heir to the Duchy of Sandford, goes to see an old friend in the east of the county, it is to do no more than escape his father’s constant interference in his life.
The old Duke is determined that his son marry soon and marry a bride of his choosing. But when James meets the beautiful Miss Charlotte Cunningham, he knows that his few days away look set to complicate his life further still.
Charlotte Cunningham can hardly believe the audacity of the handsome man who stared at her so openly at Hanover Hall. And when she discovers he is the son of a Duke, she is no better impressed.
But James Harrington is not a man to be put off, and he quickly sets about courting the bright young woman.
However, when the old Duke unearths a shocking secret, James knows that all his hope for happiness has gone. He is left with only one option – leave the woman he loves without explanation, or risk her discovering the truth and being ruined forever.
When the dust settles, and the years have passed, can James ever find a way back into the heart of the only woman he has ever loved? And can Charlotte ever forgive him and learn to trust him once again?
A Soulmate for the Heartbroken Duke
When Lord Thomas Carlton, second son of the Duke of Shawcross, decides one fateful afternoon in his youth to befriend the beautiful Lady Catherine Ambrose, he could never conceive of the events that would follow.
Tired of his father's bullying, he thinks he will amuse himself by making a friend of the daughter of the Duke's bitterest enemy; The Earl of Barford. Little did he know how he would fall in love with Lady Catherine and let loose a chain of events that could seemingly be stopped by nothing and nobody.
Lady Catherine Ambrose, daughter of the Earl of Barford, knew what it was to grow up in a household where little was thought of a young woman. When Thomas Carlton first speaks with her at a summer ball, Catherine thinks him daring and amusing, not to mention handsome. But, within a short space of time, she finds herself hopelessly in love with him. A love that would never, ever fade.
When the two are discovered and parted by their families, Catherine finds herself adrift in a world she does not know, a place so far from home. But will she find peace there? And can her new family help her through the most shocking event of her life? And, when all is settled, can the two young lovers finally make their way back to each other and live in the love that should have been theirs all along?
A Damsel for the Mysterious Duke
Georgina Jeffries is sent to convalesce in the Devonshire home of her father's cousin. Finding an instant friendship with his daughter, Fleur, the two of them eagerly await a party to be held on the fine estate of the young Duke of Calder. But when she first meets him, Georgina is certain that she knows him from somewhere.
Emerson Lockhart is a man with a secret. Now the Duke of Calder, he is painfully aware that he was not always so. And when he meets Miss Georgina Jeffries again after more than ten years, he is relieved to realize that she does not recognize him as the boy who was once a servant in her home; the boy who had once been her only friend.
But when the Duke lets his old nickname for her slip, Georgina finds herself spiraling back in time, instantly remembering the servant boy and childhood friend who had disappeared so suddenly and without explanation so many years before. Can the two of them discover the young Duke's true origins? And can they finally navigate the growing romance which both of them would try to deny?
Kind Ella and the Charming Duke
Ella Winfield is devastated when her mother, a woman with untamed social aspirations, hastily marries the Earl of Dandridge. He is a humorless man, and one whom Ella does not trust for a moment.
The Earl's daughters, Lady Patience and Lady Georgiana, are spoiled and manner less young ladies, used to their own way in all things. But when the Duke of Hillington is reported to be searching for a suitable bride, the tension between the sisters reaches new heights.
When he determines that Ella not attend a masquerade ball to which the whole family has been invited, Ella takes it upon herself to attend in disguise and spy on the ambitious little family for her own amusement.
Ella must do what she can to stop the man she is fast becoming attracted to from being steered in the direction of either Lady Patience or Lady Georgiana, all without being discovered by the family who have turned their backs on her.
A Beauty for the Scarred Duke
As young girls, Lady Isabella Tate, daughter of the Earl of Upperton, and her friend, Esme, told each other terrifying tales of the monster. But not just any monster. This one was alive and living in his old mansion behind a tangle of overgrown hawthorn trees in the very same county.
The Duke of Coldwell, scarred for life in a fire which claimed the lives of those dearest to him has been hiding in his mansion. He knows he is a figure of fear and speculation in the county and chose many years before to live a life of self-imposed isolation. But he is the loneliest Duke in all of England. When the Earl of Upperton sells his daughter off as a bride for the disfigured Duke, Isabella has never been more terrified. Due to marry a man she has never met and always believed to be a monster.
But is life with the Duke really something to be afraid of? Will Isabella be able to get past her own prejudice and see the man beneath the scars? And will the Duke be able to let go of the pain and guilt that has swallowed him whole for almost two decades and find a new life with a new love?
A Bride for the Betrayed Earl
When Hunter Bentley, Earl of Addison, returns from Scotland, it is to find that the love of his life has married another. He is unaware that the woman he was set to marry, feeling neglected by his absence, has accepted a proposal of marriage from the Duke of Galcross. Weeks later, Emmeline Fitzgerald suffers the worst humiliation of her life. The man she is set to marry publicly announces his engagement to another. Emmeline almost turns to run, but her dignity is saved by none other than the Earl of Addison. Within days the Earl, makes her a most unusual proposal; a marriage of convenience. Finding they have more in common than they could have imagined, can Emmeline and Hunter find the path to true love? Or will the interference from Felicity and Kent drive a wedge between them?
A Lady for the Brazen Earl
When Lady Imogen Pennington falls upon the idea of using the London Season as a means of raising funds for a charitable scheme, she thinks it will be the simplest of things.
Heath Montgomery, the young and arrogant Earl of Reddington had always enjoyed a life of privilege. Looking forward to the London Season as always, he allows his determined mother a little latitude in searching for a wife for him. Miss Jemima Ravenswood, daughter of a rich and ambitious Baron, seems to fit the bill.
But when the Earl finds himself crossing conversational swords with the caring Lady Pennington, he wonders if beauty and fortune are enough for him anymore.
A Governess for the Brooding Duke
Georgette Darrington’s father dies suddenly and with serious debts, leaving her penniless. Her only choice is to become a governess. Georgette finds herself in the grand mansion of the Duke of Draycott, teaching his delightful, orphaned nieces. She realizes they are missing their home and life in Wales.
Georgette must find a way to convince the Duke to take an interest in the girls’ lives, and also find a way to keep their native language alive. As the tragic tale of the Duke’s sister and her forbidden love unfolds, Georgette must struggle with the deprivations of her lowered status, not to mention the spiteful schemes of a jealous housekeeper and nurse.
Bridget Barton was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas.
She has studied English Literature in college and after a brief passage in journalism as a newspaper writer, she stirred her career to what she always loved: becoming an author!
She has always been intrigued by rascals, vagabonds, dukes and rogues, so having the chance to write stories about them is a wish come true for her!
Bridget is married to her own prince charming and is the proud mother of two daughters (and three adorable kittens) and soon to be a grandma!
She is a hopeless romantic who devours romance literature and of course enjoys writing love stories of her own.
When she is not writing, Bridget is relaxing by cooking for her lovely husband, exercising and listening to soft music.
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