In this collection of novellas, Rice takes her readers on a journey through time, searching for romance in the most unlikely places. Prepare to be swept away as a ghost leads a lonely gentleman into the arms of a lady who steals his forgotten heart in “Deceiving Appearances.” Continue to revel in the merriment while a bit of Valentine magic changes the hardened heart of a woman spurned by a rake in “Fathers and Daughters.” Romance will continue to spark in “Lady Invisible” when a hoyden lady and a military man find solace and love in an unconventional way. And finally, see how true love blossoms amidst the anguish of rejection in “The Borrowed Groom.”
Let these stories of love, heartache, and redemption reveal the most basic truth of all: love comes at the most unexpected times.More info →
While fleeing London rumors, she is captured by a highwayman who’s determined to have her as his own. Even Daphne questions her own judgment when she prefers the clandestine kisses of a masked stranger to a reliable gentleman who openly declares his love. Will Daphne prove that madness and mayhem are a product of love, or vice versa?More info →
Eldest daughter of an eccentric art collector, Arianne Richards is the caretaker of the family’s empty coffers—as well as her irrepressible siblings. Discovering a hidden painting, she is determined to sell it to obtain the funds to provide care for her ailing mother.
But when her cousin’s suitor, the handsome and wealthy Lord Galen Locke, shows interest in her, as well as the painting, Arianne must question his intentions. But will the truth bring about secrets that should have remained buried?More info →
Knowing herself to be too plain and large to attract a husband, Bea Cavendish has settled for a quiet life of feathering her father's nest-until he dies, and she's left with an estate she doesn't know how to manage. Alone and terrified, she doesn't know what to make of the very big, very angry man appearing at her door with two adorable hooligans in tow.
Does she take in this ill-tempered stranger and his children in exchange for learning what she needs to know? Or is she in danger that this recklessly ambitious man might teach her more about life than which fields to plant?
All Ana Devlin has ever wanted was a home for her younger half-siblings. Now she has half a mansion plus half a fortune to go with it. But what good is sanctuary when her family insists on creating chaos and endangering lives in their relentless pursuit of justice?
Bent on revenging old debts, Ana’s mother, Magda, is back in town, making a mockery of a powerful presidential candidate. Ana’s brother Nick has found a boyfriend—who nearly gets them both killed for blowing the whistle on a pharmaceutical company’s dangerous painkiller. Ana’s lover, Graham, is out to destroy a Russian hacker who dared attack his secret servers. Her sister Patra is breaking the news story of the century—connecting drug lords and politicians and dangerously wealthy industrialists.
And Ana is the one who is in jeopardy. Can a family of geniuses really be worth the effort?
As a vicar’s daughter, quiet Penelope Carlisle is accustomed to living on the thin edge of poverty. She’s content with her small home and a friendly village—until a cloaked and crippled Beast rides into her orchard. Badly scarred in heart and soul, Viscount Graham Trevelyan has no use for love. He has a need for revenge and a child to protect. The compassionate innocent who doesn’t flee his fierce visage is the perfect mother his silent daughter needs.More info →
Samantha Moon arrives in Hillvale- population 325 lives and countless ghosts-in a fog as thick as the one circling the aging mountain town. Bereft of friends and family, money and memory, all she has to her name is a stray cat . . . but that's apparently enough for the people of Hillvale to take her in.
L.A. investigator Chen Ling Walker's problem is too many memories. He's come to bury his tragic past in this remote California town, where his father vanished years before. Ever watchful, Walker sees how Sam's arrival disturbs the deceptive peace of Hillvale. Old bones lead to new death, stirring ancient fears and feuds.
Sam will need Walker's help to uncover the truth of who she is and face the burden that brings. But how can he accept a reality that stretches beyond the borders of what he knows -- one that contains spirits, psychics, and imaginary voices-the weirdness that ruined his life before?
And if they survive what lies ahead, will they find any way to make a future together?More info →
"This thought-provoking story includes a convoluted mystery and some fascinating characters. The interactions between Ana and the mysterious Amadeus are delightful. The ending will leave readers longing for more stories about this captivating heroine and her gifted half-siblings." Susan Mobley, RT Book Reviews 4 starsMore info →
The death of Celeste Rochester’s father on the voyage from Jamaica to London leaves her and her young siblings nearly penniless in a foreign country. Forced to battle lawyers for her inheritance and the roof over their heads, Celeste’s only weapon is her mysteriously compelling voice.More info →
As an astrologer, Lady Azenor Dougall sadly realizes her stars are a danger to her beloved siblings and has banished herself from her Scots home. As the Malcolm family librarian, she dutifully creates zodiac charts for her often eccentric and mysterious relations—until the day she realizes a dire conjunction of planets spells a fatal threat in a distant branch of the family.More info →
Scorned by suitors for her statuesque size, Harriet Stansbury bolts when her abusive stepfather begins negotiating with impecunious aristocrats to sell her for her dowry. When opportunity offers, she daringly takes a position in an eccentric household until she can claim her fortune.More info →
FOR THE FIRST TIME, a boxed set including FOUR books from bestselling author Patricia Rice in one package. It's more than 1000 pages of love, laughter, and mystery. Includes Garden of Dreams, Blue Clouds, Volcano, and Nobody’s Angel—four heart-warming romances in a selection of settings from California to the Caribbean, designed to warm your winter nights.More info →
After a childhood of being tossed from foster homes for claiming she can detect liars by their scent, Fiona Malcolm McDonald does her best to conceal her secret these days. But when she sniffs a wrongdoer and drives him off with jalapeño cheesecake, she loses still another cooking job and is homeless again. She places her last hope on her mentor in Hillvale, a town as weird as she is.
Mayor Monty Kennedy has a secret too. He owns most of Hillvale but hasn’t the cash to repair the only empty cabin. Still, even in his desperation, he refuses to repeat his father’s sins by throwing people out of their jobs and houses just so he can have his own space.
Before either of them can find a solid roof for their heads, Fiona’s mentor dies—and it isn’t accidental. Determined to discover who wanted a good woman dead, Fiona camps out in Monty’s cabin, setting her on a collision course with the mayor—and a killer. With the secret help of the town’s spiritualists, Monty and Fiona must cooperate to solve a puzzle with only a dog, a ghost, and a seemingly useless key as clues to stop a murderous gang who stink of corruption.
If they survive, perhaps a hot chef and a cool mayor mightlearn to share a roof.More info →