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?
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 →
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 →