Letter Of Love

      Virginia Henley
Letter Of Love

My short story is set in Elizabethan times.The queen arranges a marriage for her ward Burgundy Bedford with Lord Nicholas Mountjoy, Earl of Devon. But Burgundy plans to thwart the queen by eloping with another. She finds an ancient book passed down the centuries from mother to daughter. In the book she finds a letter from her mother. The message of love touches her heart and changes her life.This short story is set in Elizabethan times.At Hampton Court Palace, Queen Elizabeth has arranged a marriage for her ward Burgundy Bedford with Lord Nicholas Mountjoy, Earl of Devon.This union will join two great shipping families and provide Mountjoy with vessels to transport his troops to Ireland to quell the uprising led by Tyrone of Ulster.Burgundy comes into possession of an ancient book passed down through two centuries from mother to daughter. Between the pages of the book, Burgundy finds a letter written to her by her mother when her daughter was born. The book's ancient legacy and the letter of love touches her heart and alters the course of her life forever.

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    Tempted

      Virginia Henley
Tempted

All men lusted for the firebrand they called Flaming Tina, famed for the molten fire in her hair--and for the hot temper running fierce through the noble Scots blood of Lady Valentina Kennedy. Forced into marriage with the fearsome warrior of an enemy clan, Tina vowed to use her wild beauty to gain mastery over Lord Ramsey Douglas.

From the Paperback edition.

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    The Decadent Duke

      Virginia Henley
The Decadent Duke

From the New York Times bestselling author comes an epic Regency love story, filled with all thesensuality, glitter, and drama that Virginia Henley's readers have come to expect. Lady Georgina'sfour sisters have all married prominent dukes or earls, and much to her dismay and frustration, she isexpected to make an even better match. Georgina's mother has no doubt who her daughter shouldmarry: F rancis Russell, Duke of Bedford. The dull duke does absolutely nothing for Georgina, butdespite her best efforts, she finds herself engaged to marry him.But Georgina cannot deny the passionate sparks between herself and a different man—John Russell,the duke's younger brother...


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    Infamous

      Virginia Henley
Infamous

Headstrong lady-in-waiting Marjory de Warenne has the looks of an angel.

But she has given her heart to the devil: the notorious Guy de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, a man feared on the battlefield-and in matters of seduction. When her guardians choose a more appropriate husband for her, Jory can only dream of her gallant knight-until their passion is rekindled amidst the march of history.


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    Bold Conquest

      Virginia Henley
Bold Conquest

Guy de Montgomery's Norman invaders sweep across the English countryside to claim Godstone Hall and its fairest prize of war, Lillyth. She is irresistibly drawn to this virile conqueror. Though treacherous friend and foe alike rise up to challenge him, Guy will never relinquish this bewitching woman who has enflamed his warrior's blood with a passion he is powerless to resist. Bold Conquest is a classic tale of loyalty and passion that sizzles with white-hot intensity, written by "The Queen of Steamy Romance."


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    Desired

      Virginia Henley
Desired

Mesmerized by the dark knight's turquoise gaze, Lady Brianna of Bedford tried to turn away. After all, she was betrothed to Robert de Beauchamp. And now this total stranger, Christian Hawksblood, de Beauchamp's bastard brother, claimed her with a soul-searing look. What was his mystical power that compelled her to abandon herself to this man she dare not even trust...

Christian Hawksblood, Prince and Knight Templar, burned with memories of the beauty he first saw in a vision, clad only in a nimbus of red-gold hair. Brianna of Bedford was his, ordained by fate. But first he had to deal with his jealous brother. And then with Brianna, the innocent temptress who branded him with passion even as she compelled him to listen with his heart...

From the Paperback edition.


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    Notorious

      Virginia Henley
Notorious

Never before published-from the New York Times bestselling author of Infamous

The daughter of Jory de Warenne and lady-in-waiting to Queen Isabelle, the spirited Brianna de Beauchamp is betrothed to the distinguished Lincoln Robert de Warenne, but yearns for a deeper passion. When she meets the dark and dangerous Wolf Mortimer-a man who possesses the Celtic gift of second sight-she finds it impossible not to surrender to his fierce desire. And when Wolf's father-the queen's lover, Roger Mortimer-is imprisoned in the Tower of London, she finds herself swept on an adventure that not only puts her heart in peril, but jeopardizes the life of the man who could be her destiny...


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    A Woman of Passion

      Virginia Henley
A Woman of Passion

Sweeping us into glittering, intrigue-riddled Elizabethan England, bringing to vivid life an actual heroine in the queen's court, New York Times bestselling author Virginia Henley blends rich historical detail with sumptuous romance in her latest novel--a dazzling feast of romantic fiction....

Young Bess Hardwick knew that the only way to escape a commoner's life was to serve in a noble family and marry well. So the headstrong beauty set out for London and the Tudor court, the arena for the richest, most ambitious men, none more powerful than the four men who would claim her. None more dangerous than Princess Elizabeth, who made Bess friend, confidante, then lady-in-waiting in her own glittering court...

Dangerously seductive, William Cavendish, the king's dashing financial adviser, vowed to have Bess at any cost. Frail, adoring Robert Barlow offered a marriage she couldn't refuse. Newly crowned Queen Elizabeth bade her marry courtly Sir William St. Loe....


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    The Dark Earl

      Virginia Henley
The Dark Earl

From Publishers Weekly

Harriet, called Harry, is the audacious and daring eldest of the Hamilton daughters. Harry and her family set fashion rather than following it, merrily ignoring (and often mocking) the strictures of Victorian society as they talk about sex, read titillating novels, and have intimate encounters. Harry is fascinated by old houses, and she claims unwillingness to marry any suitor whose home doesn't meet her standards. Hidden beneath this cool facade is her love and desire for Thomas Anson, the future earl of Lichfield and her childhood acquaintance. She's desperately worried that he doesn't love her, but as she tests him, he proves his devotion in a variety of entertaining ways. The characters are refreshingly fun and the story is a delightful romp from beginning to end, with the perfect balance of impudence and romance. (Sept.)

Review

Virginia Henley is perhaps the best author over the passed decade when it comes to bringing alive th

In 1842 Staffordshire, England, the Lichfield family is selling the contents of Shugborough Hall at auction to pay off the gambling debts run up by the patriarch Earl. Nine year old Harriet "Harry" Hamilton accompanies her mom the Duchess of Abercorn to the estate. She loves houses but especially when she sees this one as she tells herself: "I wish you were mine." She and the owner's son Thomas Anson meet and argue. However, he has bigger concerns as his odious father burns down his insured other estate Ranton; Thomas vows to restore his beloved Shugborough Hall to its glory when he inherits.

In 1854, Harry and Thomas know each other socially but each conceals a deep attraction to the other. Harry has suitors who fall in love and marry her sisters with her blessing. Thomas must marry an heiress or lose his rights to Shugborough Hall. He proposes to Harry who accepts. The couple is happy together until she learns his reason for a hasty marriage; though true he asked her because he loved her before they married and plans to prove he still does.

Virginia Henley is perhaps the best author over the passed decade when it comes to bringing alive the Historical aspects in a historical romance. Her latest is made fresh by the matchmaking House that the lead couple cherishes. Bringing alive the early Victorian era, Ms. Henley provides another strong tale that her grateful fans will appreciate.


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