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APweb Ariana’s Pride is an historical romance set during the Wars of the Roses. The story commences shortly after the Battle of Barnet where Warwick The Kingmaker was killed and Edward IV has just taken his throne back from the mad king, Henry VI. This one decisive battle affected the lives and attitudes of Ariana and Jeremy.

Ariana Devoe is the willful and arrogant daughter of Earl William. What happens when she finds that she has lost her home and family? Will she lose her heart, too, as she struggles to reach the elderly Baron to whom her father has promised her? Or will she throw away her chance to avenge her father’s death and regain her titles and estates to be with the dashing Jeremy?

Jeremy Gowen has lived most of his life in the Earl’s stables, but does not intend to end his days there. Aided by the stablemaster, once a soldier in the King’s service, Jeremy secretly learns horsemanship and sword fighting.

After the attack on her father’s castle, Jeremy finds Lady Ariana, lost and alone. He promises to take her to the Baron, but as their journey progresses, he is no longer willing to turn the woman he loves over to another man. Jeremy holds the secret which could make Ariana his, but he wants her to love him for his own sake.

ccweb Catherine and the Captain is an historical romance that begins with the death of Edward IV and spans the reign of Richard III.

Catherine Neville was a sassy little girl full of spirit and bravado until the day a stranger invaded her home and her courage failed. Her spirit bruised and her confidence shaken, she fled from her nightmares only to be dominated by her demanding cousin, Anne Neville.

A dozen years passed. Catherine had made a place for herself within the confines of Middleham castle. She was grateful for the security offered by Anne and never realized that she was treated as little more than an unpaid servant. Now her precious world is threatened, by the same man from whom she had run so many years ago.

Kyle Fallon was a soldier in the pay of Baron Layne when he was sent to kidnap Ariana Devoe. Instead of Ariana, he found a frightened young girl hiding behind her mother. The fear in the little girl’s huge doe-like eyes sickened him and he vowed never to prey on the weak and helpless again. He spent the intervening years making up for his misdeeds.

Now in the King’s service, he is sent to inform the Duke of Gloucester of his brother’s death. There he meets Catherine again, a lost soul if he ever saw one. He is determined to free her from Anne’s clutches, but Catherine’s tender heart can’t believe that her cousin would use her.

Catherine knows who Kyle is, but he doesn’t recognize her. Her obvious fear of him is a puzzle he must solve before he can win her away from the web of intrigue that surrounds her. As she tries to run from him, the handsome captain leaves her nowhere to hide.

dgwebDiana and the Gypsy – July 1492 – Diana, one of the “Trouble Twins” with her brother Will, has spent her early years in one scrape or another … until she was 13 and the king required her to attend Elizabeth Woodville, the dowager queen. When the dowager decides to spend her remaining years in an abbey, Diana has no choice but to go with her. Now, freed from her obligations by the death of the dowager, Diana is determined to make up for lost time with one last grand adventure.

Davi, gypsy horse trader and destined to become Rom Baro, leader of his clan, has known Diana since she was born. But the only thing he remembers about Diana is how she and her twin plagued his life with their pranks. And it isn’t long after Diana returns from the abbey that he realizes that she is still determined to plague his life but this time as a woman grown.

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