The Beresford Adventures series
Iím so excited over my new series, The
Beresford Adventures, thatís being published by Dragonblade Books. Faithful fans
may remember that I introduced the Beresfords in my Brazen Brides book Oh,
What a (Wedding) Night. Now, each of the siblings has a story in this
romantic new adventure series.
Daphne du Maurier Finalist
Book 2 (My Lord Protector) in the series was a finalist for Best
Historical Mystery in the competition for the 2022 Daphne du Maurier
Lady Mary's Dangerous Encounter (Book 1)
Lord Stephen Stanhope, a duke's diplomat son who's
traveling to the Congress of Vienna, agrees to protect his friend's
wayward sister on Stephen's journey to Austria. Lady Mary Beresford has
impetuously set off on her own for Vienna.Vexed with the headstrong
woman he's yet to meet, Stephen despairs of ever catching up with the
maddening lady. Theyeventually meet at an inn in the Alps, where the
guests' progress has been impeded by two matters: a blizzard-and Lady
Mary's refusal to leave until she's found an elderly fellow traveler who
Mary's infuriated that everyone at the inn is in a conspiracy to deny
the woman ever existed and to imply Mary invented her. Just when every
person at the inn is against her, the handsome Lord Stephen arrives and
becomes her champion.
Stephen doesn't tell her he's been sent by her brother, nor does he
actually believe her preposterous story. Until there's an attempt on her
life. . .
Lord Protector (Book 2)
On the most horrifying
night of her life, Charlotte Robinson discovers the murdered body of the
mysterious woman who's engaged her as a companion at a remote Cornish
manor house. Then, in her bedchamber, Charlotte finds the hidden note
from the dead woman that tells her to flee, to change her name, to not
trust anyone or she, too, will be killed. Along with the note is her
employer's journal. She speedily packs a valise, the money she's saved,
and the dead woman's journal and sets off in the dark of night. She
eventually arrives in London using the name Caroline Rutherford and
manages to secure a position as a companion to the youngest sister of
the Earl of Devere.
London's most sought-after bachelor, Devere has never met the woman with
whom he wants to be shackled, but for reasons he cannot understand, he
becomes obsessed with his sister's companion, the quiet Caroline
a woman of mystery. So many things about her don't add up, but nothing
he says or does will loosen her tongue-not even his stolen kisses which
he knows she enjoys as much as he.
When she narrowly escapes a murderous plot, the terrified woman
confesses all to him, and together they set out to learn the identity of
the murderer of her former employer . . . if only they can stay alive.
Read an Excerpt
With a Little Help From My Lord (Book 3)
An innocent trip to the book store propels Lady
Harriett Beresford into danger when a stranger tells her there's a plot
against the regent, and she must warn the Fat Man. The stranger then
collapses on her doorstep. Dead. She rushes to find aid, and when she
returns, the dead man is gone. No one believes her.
Her brother, who's gone on his wedding trip, has persuaded his closest
friend, Alex Muir, Baron of Rockingham, to watch out for his
sister while he's away. Alex, who has known Lady Harriett all her life,
refers to her as Bitsy. When Bitsy turns to him for help, he's
skeptical. The exuberant young lady has always had a flair for the
dramatic. But when someone attempts to kill her, his protective
instincts kick in.
Together they set off to find the Fat Man, save the regent, and perhaps
just fall in love along the perilous journey.