On The Wild Side
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by Gerri Bowen
Category: Romance/Historical Fiction
Description: Regency England has no idea the Wilde family possesses a bit of the old, wild blood--blood from the Shenti, Dennene, Pelldari, and other such folk. This makes them a little special, gifted in different ways, drawing to them people like themselves. The former Major Trevor Wilde, now the Earl of Ardmoor, takes a keen interest in connecting those couples who belong together. ON THE WILD SIDE is a Regency anthology of six stories, telling the tale of love and romance and hopefully, a happy ever after.
eBook Publisher: Highland Press/A Wee Dram, 2009 2009
eBookwise Release Date: November 2009
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [298 KB]
Reading time: 173-242 min.
A Delightful Romp Through Regency England...
Lady Madeline's first and only London season lasts one month before a family emergency forces her home. The memory of one gentleman remains with her, in particular his face and eyes.
Six years later Lady Madeline has the keeping of her sister's four children. She approaches Lord Baylor, a neighbor, to ask a favor, but with Lord Baylor is the gentleman she remembers from her one, short season; he is now the Earl of Spode. Her wild nature is intrigued.
Robert, the Earl of Spode, immediately recognizes Lady Madeline. She was the lovely young girl with the eyes--big, beautiful green eyes. He hopes to get close to Lady Madeline--and make sure she doesn't disappear from his life again.
Nick, Viscount Wharncliffe, has sold his commission so he can raise his five nephews--hellions all. Deciding he needs a wife, he comes to London where he meets a fellow officer. Major Reese tells Nick he has a sister who loves to cook, and comes with a substantial dowry.
Nick knows this is his prayer answered. He'll woo the girl and wed her with her brother's blessing. She can cook her heart away and fill the bottomless pits of the five little monsters while he uses part of her dowry to continue repairs to the house.
What Nick doesn't count on is falling in love with Beth. His conscience won't allow him to offer for her--the five little beasts would surely see her to an early grave.
Joy's Christmas Wishes
Eleven-year-old Joy wishes her father to marry Lady Emily so he'll remain at home instead of leaving her and her three brothers months at a time while he captains his ship.
Captain Geoffrey DeBohun never intends to give up the sea. Nor does he look to remarry. But when he feels his blood thrum when close to Lady Emily--as it used to do with his first wife--he decides to pursue this woman.
Lady Emily doesn't want to be drawn to Captain Geoffrey DeBohun. She believes her brother, the Earl of Spode, has Geoffrey DeBohun's brother in mind for her, the Earl of Wickerdun. When Joy's first wish comes true, Emily wonders if perhaps the girl might get her Christmas wishes after all.
The Passage To Summer
When the normally formal and proper Earl of Wickerdun enters an enchanted forest, his world turns upside down. Songs from wood nymphs, and an aqua-eyed faery make him think he's on his way to Bedlam, yet he never felt so alive. Is she mortal or has she truly enchanted him?
Only and Always You
Ten years ago, two hearts were broken. Will Viscount Seton and Lady Claire be able to set aside their hurt and betrayal to have a second chance at love with each other?
A Chorus Singing Love
Lady Melody Bruin knows Trevor Wilde, the Earl of Ardmoor, is the other half of her soul. Due to The Unfortunate Incident of the summer of 1807, Ardmoor wants nothing to do with her. When an invitation arrives for Melody to spend the Christmas Holiday with the Earl and Countess of Spode, Melody knows this is her last chance to win Ardmoor's heart.