The Sedgewick Ladies
Lady Arabella and the Baron — Book 1
Is Lord Willingham the rake the gossips say he is or is he Lady Arabella’s last chance for love?
A man with a secret past, Lord Christopher Hayes, Baron Willingham, wishes
simply to be left alone to lick his wounds and regain the fortune his uncle lost to a villainous fraudster: a swindler who continues to plague Christopher wherever he goes. When Lady Arabella lands unexpectedly on his doorstep, Christopher is
forced to choose between helping her or keeping his secrets, but at what cost?
Lady Arabella Sedgewick fears spinsterhood, but she fears her attraction to Lord
Willingham, an infamous rake even more. When Christopher takes up residence
in the dilapidated manor house at the end of the lane, Arabella’s father forbids
her to associate with the scoundrel.
But Arabella ignores her father’s wishes and befriends Christopher. As their
unlikely friendship grows, Arabella is soon swept up in Christopher’s troubles and must make a dangerous choice. Which will she choose? Her friend or her heart?
Healing Miss Millworth — Book 2
Healing a broken heart, one mystery at a time
Delight in witty dialogue, romantic intrigues and sparkling drawing rooms as Isabella Thorne weaves a sweet romance with a touch of adventure. Step back into Regency England and be charmed by smart and independent heroines of the day and the honorable gentlemen who love them.
Meet Miss Ellen Millworth: When her wicked fiancé abducts her, the woman who returns is a
broken shell of herself. Timid and wary, she wonders if she will ever trust again.
Meet Doctor Roger Larkin, the middle son of a minor nobleman. While caring for Miss Millworth. He stumbles upon a mystery involving dead livestock. When it becomes clear that Miss Millworth’s family is at risk, nothing, not even murder, can keep the curious physician from investigating.
Mystery and murder lead the intrepid couple on to the adventure—and romance of a lifetime.
Lady Marianne and the Captain — Book 3
Lady Marianne Sedgewick is a confirmed bookworm.
She loves a puzzle, but needs little acumen to deduct that the three suitors buzzing around her are more interested in her father’s money than Marianne herself.
No matter that she hates every bit of the hypocrisy of the ton, she must endure. She is not given to fits of fancy or inanities in conversation. Still, Society dictates that she must be very brave and venture into the insipid conversation of her peers.
But the truth is, Marianne is peerless.
Captain Andrew Larkin is a man of action.
Decorated for valor, the very air around him seems to hum with energy. The captain knew unequivocally that he could never be contented with a settled, stationary existence, and it would be monstrously unfair to take a wife and then leave her to live a solitary life for the majority of her time. He saw firsthand the struggles that married officers in active duty faced, and the misery that so many of their wives endured. He would not do that to a genteel lady of quality.
Such a delicate flower would wilt with the smell of gunfire and blood, to say nothing of his own passion.
When the captain meets Lady Marianne Sedgewick, he assumes she is such a flower.
But trouble follows in the guise of spies and villains, to say nothing of an entirely bemusing young ward of whom the captain unexpectedly gains charge. The captain soon finds his enigmatic lady has turned into an unlikely heroine, protecting her country as well as her younger sister and his ward.
But who is protecting his heart?