A Regency Sampler
A compilation of winning entries from a short-story contest, A Regency Sampler is the first title from Cleveland's own Regency Press, which is devoted to publishing novels (of any type) set during the English Regency era of 1811 to 1820. These comedies, romances, mysteries, adventures, and fantasies provide enchanting, chilling, rollicking, and always engaging entertainment highlighting that brief window of time that has cast such a spell over readers' imaginations ever since.
The Third Heiress
Adding insult to injury, not only does Jill's fiance die in a car wreck, but he chooses to address her by the wrong name as he expires. Now immensely curious about this "Kate" person, Jill accompanies her fiance's body home to his blueblood family in London, where she braves their astonishingly hostile reception and begins obsessively researching the mystery woman. Her discovery of a hundred-year-old disappearance is hindered in increasingly sinister ways; she can't even be sure of the motives of the one member of the family who warms to her. The Third Heiress is the first hardcover release by the bestselling Brenda Joyce.
One Last Dance
Three daughters struggle to understand why their mother would shoot her beloved husband in One Last Dance. Following the shocking turn of events on the eve of their parents' 40th anniversary, Kitty, Alex, and Daphne Seagrave fight battles they never would have anticipated, as their loyalties are divided and tested -- for each other, for their mother, for the prosecutor who turns out to be Daphne's high school sweetheart, and for the memory of their father, who turns out to have had a much less stellar life than was commonly assumed.
The Many Loves
and Secret Sorrows
of Josephine B.
More than a decade of research by a slightly obsessed woman went into this novel, but don't let that scare you. The Many Loves and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. is a fictional account told in diary form of the life of Napoleon's most famous wife, from a less-than-glorious colonial life in the French Caribbean, to blissful marriage in France, to penniless widowhood in prison, to the height of societal excess. Sandra Gulland brings to life not only the emotions and experiences of a determined, intelligent woman living through one of the most terrifying times in Western history, but the beauty, squalor, excitement, and spectacle of France around the time of the Revolution. And if you become hooked on the subject, the second in the series (Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe) will be out in November.
Whitney, My Love
First published in 1985 and now back in hardcover, Whitney My Love launched the career of the great Judith McNaught, and its popularity led to two more titles featuring the Westmorelands (A Kingdom of Dreams, Until You). The re-release of this classic gave McNaught the opportunity to make the changes she'd had in mind over the past fifteen years: the story of the 19th-century trials and tribulations of the beautiful Whitney Stone, the man she loves, and the duke her father more or less sold her to now features new and enhanced scenes and a brand-new ending.
All the Queen's Men
Featuring the brilliant, brooding character who first appeared in last year's Kill and Tell, All the Queen's Men teams up CIA agent John Medina with an equally gifted, and psychically wounded, expert in special operations work. Although they are perfectly matched in terms of emotional and job stress, they are too numb, and too intent on their assignment infiltrating an arms ring, to appreciate it. But when things go wrong, the passion explodes.
The Outlandish Companion
For all ye fans of Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall, you can now fill in the plot gaps you left as you skipped over the text looking for Jamie's next entrance. That Scot is better than a god: he can do almost anything, won't embarrass you at a party, and can even wear tights with dignity, but balances all his perfection with the occasional mischievous prank or infantile sulking episode. The Outlandish Companion explains the characters, the Gaelic, the plots, and oodles more details about your favorite time-traveler, her chiel, and their adventures in the 18th century.
And if ya havna even cracked this addictive series yet . . . tch tch tch:
Outlander; Dragonfly in Amber; Voyager; Drums of Autumn
Exhausted from an overworked and very public life, Caroline has retreated for a much-needed rest at her grandmother's home in Mississipi. Unfortunately, this is the summer the usually quiet and boring little town becomes host to a serial killer with an eye for beautiful women. And if the thickening atmosphere of suspicion and fear weren't upsetting enough, she has to fend off the advances of a tall, charming playboy -- or, rather, decide if she wants to fend off his advances. Nora Roberts brings her trademark suspense to the romance in Carnal Innocence.
What are they supposed to think? He finds her standing over a dead body with a bloody knife in her hand. He shows up after she finds a dead body rendered so by a knife bearing his family crest. Intriguing enough. Now make her a brilliant physician, make him an aristocrat with a frozen heart, free each from any Puritan sense of sexual decorum, set the whole thing in Renaissance Venice, and you've got yourself one steamy page-turner in The Stargazer.
Two refugees from the media return to their remote hometown. One was unjustly involved in a nationwide scandal, the other lost a big-city newspaper career. When they first meet, Lily sees the new editor of the town paper as a possible lone ally; John sees her as a possible book project. Barbara Delinsky once again applies her talents to painting the pains and pleasures of small-town life and its network of friends and family in Lake News.
Under the Boardwalk:
A Dazzling Collection
of New Summertime
The perfect accompaniment to Hawaiian Tropic and heat waves, the stories collected in Under the Boardwalk take you to beaches past and present, Wild West and Deep South, blue blood and pirate. Escape from the realities of sunburn, broken air conditioners, and those stupid gnats that always end up in your soda with these stories by Linda Howard, Gerald Dawson, Miranda Jarrett, Jillian Hunter and Mariah Stewart
What the Heart Knows
A new job has brought Helen back to the Sioux reservation, the site of the commencement of her teaching career, and a disastrous first love, 13 years ago. Also returning to Bad River, South Dakota is Reese Blue Sky. Both Helen and Reese discover they miss the land and the memories more than they'd thought possible in What the Heart Knows.