For the past twenty years, Pinkerton agent Rounder Addison, has been living a lie, afraid that his past will find him out. The only reason why he hasn’t been caught is that he doesn’t do anything to risk exposure. When the Great Fire of Chicago forces Rounder to relocate to the Pinkerton Agency in Denver, Colorado, he comes face to face with a beautiful mulatto woman who threatens his peace of mind. He knows there’s something different about her and he’s afraid that somehow, she can unveil the secret he’s kept hidden for so long.
Camille Bradford knows what it’s like to carry a secret and Rounder Addison definitely has one. He tries to avoid her at every turn. The more he avoids her, the more determined she is to find out everything about him.
When two friends from Rounder’s past ask for his help, Camille knows she’ll do anything assist in solving the case and be by Rounder’s side. Even if it means telling him her dark secret. Even if it means joining him as his bride of convenience for the duration of the case in the small town of Lantern, Texas.
Rounder and Camille must trust each other and work as a team in order to figure out who is stealing bodies. When danger strikes, will they trust each other long enough to save their lives and heal their hearts? Or will self-preservation lead them to destruction?
Chen Wen Hui has spent the last six years working hard to become a man of means in order to gain the one woman he has ever loved to be his wife. He is close to succeeding when his business partner charges him to become a proxy husband to the very woman he loves.
Li Yuping grudgingly accepts her fate that she will marry by proxy a man she has never met until she sees that the proxy husband sent in his stead is none other than the childhood friend she once cared for.
Will Wen Hui fulfill his duty? Or will he take matters into his own hands and claim the woman who he has always longed for himself?
Can a marriage of revenge ever turn into love?
Valentin Carrion del Bosque, former peasant turned wealthy spice trader, has only one mission: get revenge on the man who dishonored his sister. After waiting years for the perfect moment, he finally sees the chance to wreak havoc on his enemy’s life by marrying his sister.
Contessa Ysabel Garcia de Alba only wanted to live her life in peace and become a sister of the holy orders, until her brother demands she marries a man in order to escape that man’s threat to ruin their family name. She becomes a mail order bride by proxy and travels from Spain to New Mexico in order to save the family.
When Valentin sees the lovely, beautiful contessa, he’s torn between his desire of getting revenge on her brother and his attraction for his enemy’s sister. Ysabel wonders if she can ever be more to him than the sister of the man he hates. When secrets of the past are revealed, can Valentin move past the pain and find love in the arms of a woman who carries the same blood as his enemy?
Pairing prospective lady Pinkerton detectives with rough and ready agents? What could possibly go wrong?
Head of the Denver Pinkerton office, Archie Gordon, has been tasked with hiring female agents.
The problem? They need to be trained by existing agents while solving cases. Alone and unchaperoned. In 1871.
The solution? Have each pair marry temporarily, for the duration of the case. If Archie can convince his reluctant agents and the even more reluctant women to agree, that is.
One thing is certain, it won’t be dull. And the couples might even find love on the road to adventure. If they don’t kill each other first.
The Pinkerton Matchmaker – Christine Sterling & Marianne Spitzer
An Agent for Lucy – Amelia Adams
An Agent for Regina – Marianne Spitzer
An Agent for Wilhelmina – Sophie Dawson
An Agent for Claudette – Christine Sterling
An Agent for Audrey – Laura Beers
An Agent for Victoria – Kate Marie Clark
An Agent for Elizabeth – Julia Ridgmont
An Agent for Cecily – Marie Higgins
An Agent for Charity – Patricia PACJAC Carroll
An Agent for Diana – Rebecca Connelly
An Agent for Belle – Nerys Leigh
An Agent for Arielle – Parker J. Cole
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Hannah Jones knows little more than the evils of slavery. She yearns for freedom for herself and her children. But in Charleston, SC, in the 1850s, freedom is impossible for a black woman.
Then she meets Robert Smalls, who doesn’t think like anyone else she ever met before. And he may be daring and gallant enough to attempt the impossible – escape.
If they succeed, they will win freedom for their family and friends. If they fail, the Confederate army would hang Robert as a pirate, and would kill his whole family. Or worse, send them back to slavery.
Join in as I chat with Joanna Emerson and her book, Hannah’s Civil Pirate. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11156049.
Mallet Thorne is in trouble, big trouble. All because he listened to a gypsy fortune-teller and not his own heart. He just wanted to make right the pain his brother, outlaw Mace Thorne, caused in Silverpines. So at the advice of the Gypsy he answers an advertisement for a groom. He has every intention of becoming the husband and father to a widow and her children even though he is unsure if he would be a good father and husband. That is until he sees the most beautiful woman ever. He’s drawn to the beauty even as he sees the distrust in her eyes.
Catrina Rosenmeyer hears the name of the newest man in Silverpines and is overcome with fear. Long ago a gypsy fortune-teller warned her to beware the thorn and she’s convince Mallet is who she meant. All she wants is to stay hidden and grieve for her sister. So why is she drawn to the handsome Thorne like a moth to flame?
Can the two of them follow the gypsy’s advice or will the mutual attraction they feel overwhelm their fears and obligations? Will Mallet marry the widow or follow his heart to the beautiful Catrina? Will Catrina put aside fear and seek to build a foundation with the stonemason?
If you liked the book Sarah, Plain and Tall and the subsequent movies, you’ll love a Bride for Jeremiah.
Can one wounded heart heal another?
Esther Thompson longs for a husband and a home, but at nearing thirty, and plain as they come, she knows her chances of having either are slim. Until the loss of her position as a governess forces her into becoming a mail order bride.
After losing his beloved wife, Jeremiah Price is left with a broken heart, five children and a farm to take care of. Desperate for a new wife to ease his workload, and after three successive brides balk at the prospect of such a large family, he insists on a proxy marriage for his fourth. Whatever happens, he needs this one to stay.
When Esther and Jeremiah finally meet, neither is what the other is hoping for.
But they could turn out to be just what the other needs.
This is a sweet historical romance