Governess Brides Series
Bestselling author Christina Dodd brings you her most boldly romantic adventure in her most popular historical series, the Governess Brides…
Lovely Victoria Cardiff is very prim, very strict, very sure that England is the only civilized place in the world… She’s about to find out she’s right.
Only Victoria knows the truth about dashing, dissolute, dangerous Saber Lawrence—that he is a renegade prince plotting to seize control of his country. To ensure her silence, Saber kidnaps Victoria and carries her away to his castle deep in the woods. There they hide the truth about their past: a glittering ball, angry words, a passionate kiss. He vows to vanquish her reserve … but soon finds an English governess is not so easily seduced …
New York Times bestseller Christina Dodd has sold over five million historical romances! Find out why when you read IN BED WITH THE DUKE of her acclaimed Governess Brides series!
Demure lady’s companion Emma Chegwidden never defies society’s rules. Until the night she runs straight into the arms of the mysterious and menacing Reaper…a man who rides the night-shadowed countryside and conceals his identity behind a mask. His goal is justice…or is it vengeance?
Cynical, dangerous and ruthless, Michael Durant, long-lost heir to the duke of Nevitt, is the last man on earth that sensible Emma should defy. But some challenges are too tempting to resist, and some passions too fierce to ignore. Soon Michael discovers in Emma the woman he has longed for…a woman whose beauty and courage touch his tortured soul. He will defy anything, even fate itself, to claim her . . .
IN BED WITH THE DUKE won the WaldenBooks Award for Bestselling Historical Romance!
Learn to Flirt in 10 Lessons or Less!
Miss Caroline Ritter, accomplished flirt, acknowledged beauty, and ruined gentlewoman, offers lessons to any rich, noble lord too inept to attract a wife. Discard silly affectations and garish clothing! Learn the arts of witty conversation, elegant dancing, equestrian feats and irresistible seduction at the opera! With Miss Ritter’s help, any awkward nobleman can become the most sought-after aristocrat at the ball!
Send your request to the Distinguished Academy of Governesses.
Please, absolutely no devastatingly attractive men with hidden agendas such as secret missions or vengeful plots against evil villains—specifically not Jude Durant, the earl of Huntington, the most handsome, the most covert, the most dangerous of all the aristocrats in Regency London.
“The Third Suitor”
Hoyden heiress Lady Jessie Macmillian must choose a husband from among three suitors, but a surprise awaits her … and Harry Chamberlain, the gentleman-spy who falls into the web of tangled courtships.
(You’ll recognize Harry from LOST IN YOUR ARMS.)
Beloved storyteller Christina Dodd brings you her romantic tale of an orderly man, his disorderly children, and the woman who can tame them all… “The Sound of Music meets Jane Eyre.”
— Publisher’s Weekly,
When Miss Samantha Prendregast arrives at Devil’s Fell to take charge of six rebellious girls, the vibrant, outspoken governess finds she can manage the children with intelligence, guile … and a little bribery. Their dashing, widowed father, Colonel William Gregory, is not so easily charmed — and far too easy to love.
William always cherished the orderliness of his life, until this captivating troublemaker began distracting him with her witty defiance and breathtaking beauty. Despite the fact that they clash at every meeting, William finds himself inexplicably drawn to Samantha’s fire. Before he can successfully woo Samantha, William must discover what she’s hiding from him. But the secret the lady is guarding is far too dangerous to ever reveal …
New York Times bestseller Christina Dodd bring you her most sensual adventure in The Governess Brides series about a Groom Who Can’t Remember… And a Bride Who Wants Desperately To Forget.
Enid MacLean cherishes her peaceful life…then she receives word that an explosion has injured the husband she hoped she’d never have to see again. Reluctantly, she agrees to do her duty but, except for his distinctive green eyes, the man she nurses back to health is not the man she recalls.
And he remembers nothing. From the depths of his amnesia, he reaches out for the woman he believes is his wife, tempting her with ardent words and reckless passion. While Enid finds herself losing her heart to this achingly familiar stranger, she cannot help but wonder how her husband has become such a dangerous, seductive man…and what secrets he carries locked away in his lost memories. Last time marriage cost her her happiness. This time love could cost her her life.
“Reminiscent of the classic movie Sabrina, this heartwarming Victorian-era treatment will please Christina Dodd’s many fans.”
Since she was a little girl, Celeste has had one burning desire: to marry rich, handsome Ellery Throckmorton. The education she receives at the Distinguished Academy of Governesses gives Celeste a refinement that complements her ravishing beauty, and makes her bold romantic dream more attainable. But, alas, temptation gets in the way…
For wherever Celeste turns, it is not Ellery she encounters, but his intriguing older brother Garrick. She cannot disregard the fluttering of her heart whenever Garrick deigns to smile at her. And the passion she senses smoldering beneath his formidable control tempts her in a manner a lady must never allow…
To the owner of the Distinguished Academy of Governesses
Dear Madame Owner, I am looking for an experienced companion for my sweet, elderly, slightly dotty aunt, and that companion must be:
1. Tall, blonde and twenty-seven years of age
2. Desirous of living in an ancient castle in an isolated area of Lancashire
3. Not nervous about any somewhat sinister rumors about me
Sincerely, the newly titled Marquess of Raeburn
From the owner of the Distinguished Academy of Governesses
My dear, mysterious Lord Raeburn, Coincidentally, I fulfill all your requisites. However, as condition to accepting this position, I insist on the following:
1. That no interest be shown in my past prior to my owning the Distinguished Academy of Governesses
2. That I have the free time to explore Lancashire for reasons that I will not divulge
3. That you not bother to deny your culpability in the disappearance of your wife, or reveal your true identity to me
4. Should we recognize each other, we will not indulge in familiarity that will surely lead to another disastrous, passionate interlude.
Sincerely, Hannah Setterington
The Rules of Engagement: Choose a bride from this year’s debutantes.
Decide on a proper settlement.
Send an announcement to The Times.
Inform the bride of her good fortune.
Rules of Respectability
Devon Mathewes, Earl of Kerrich and London’s most celebrated rake, finds his income and family name imperiled by his notorious reputation. So he demands three things. A sensible, unattractive governess who will not wish to visit his bed—after all, a handsome man such as himself can’t be bothered to make love to every woman who wants him. An orphan he can adopt and seem to care for—his apparent kindness will cover him with the patina of respectability. And that his life not be altered unduly—the child and the governess could better his character without his participation.
Rules of Passion
As a condition of accepting the governess position, Miss Pamela Lockhart has a few rules of her own. Devon at all times must behave with propriety. She must be allowed to choose a suitable orphan. Most important, Devon must vow to never ever delve into Pamela’s background or her appearance, lest he discover the deepest secrets of her heart. But of course, all rules are made to be broken…
The Rules of Employment for The Distinguished Academy of Governesses: Always remember your station. Be sure to maintain a disciplined schoolroom. And never, ever become too familiar with the master of the house…
Lady Charlotte Dalrumple is known as England’s most proper governess, a woman who has never taken a misstep socially—or romantically. On the surface, she seems perfectly suited to accept the challenge of reforming Lord Wynter Ruskin, sadly uncivilized by his travels abroad.
But Wynter has no desire to be taught manners. He glimpsed an uninhibited beauty hiding beneath Charlotte’s prim exterior, and he’d much rather spend his days—and nights—instructing her in the pleasures of the body and the passions of the heart. But before they can love both must also master the Rules of Surrender.
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