Author: Barbara Miller

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Twelve Days of Christmas - Cotillion Christmas Traditions

Twelve Days of Christmas
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419947797
  • Release: 2013-10-10
  • Author: Barbara Miller
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Tamara’s younger brother plans to spend Christmas at Oakley Park rather than with her in their London home. That simply will not do. She’s heard gossip about Lord Oakley and the scandalous holiday “celebrations” he’s indulged in since leaving the army. She sets out at once to rescue her brother from his clutches. But rather than finding a debauched rake, she finds a man broken from his experiences in the war.

Though it has been nearly two years since his injury, Lord Oakley—Ashford—still hasn’t quite recovered. He knows his family followed certain traditions over the Twelve Days of Christmas, but he can’t recall what they were. When Tamara arrives at Oakley Park, he finds a kindred spirit—someone as wounded by life as he’s been. Someone who seems more than willing to help him face the past.

Together, they set out on a journey of discovery and remembrance and find out just how magical the holidays can be.

A Blush® Regency romance from Ellora’s Cave

Blush sensuality level: This is a sweet romance (kisses only, no sexual content).


Christmas Bequest - Christmas Surprises

Christmas Bequest
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419940774
  • Release: 2012-10-31
  • Author: Barbara Miller
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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The shocking news comes right before Christmas—Patience Mayhew’s beloved brother Jack was lost in the Battle of Nivelle. Since his son is but a toddler, Jack left his estate in trust to his best friend Stuart—the man who, years ago, broke Patience’s heart.

Stuart Marsh is just as shocked as Patience at Jack’s bequest. How can he possibly run Heatherfield when Jack’s widow resents him and sister detests him? But as he settles in and sees how much work Heatherfield needs, he realizes it’s his chance to prove himself to Patience all over again. He wants nothing more than to lift the burden from her shoulders and prove that Christmas miracles exist—and that love, real love, never truly fades away.

Blush sensuality level: This is a sweet romance (kisses only, no sexual content).


Fortune's Folly

Fortune's Folly
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419940132
  • Release: 2012-07-26
  • Author: Barbara Miller
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Roxanne Whitcomb plans to spend her first season in London after a family scandal—her father’s suicide and her mother’s quick remarriage—finding a rich backer for her brother’s inventions. Better that than searching for a beau amongst the deadly dull ton, who do nothing but whisper and speculate about her situation. But then she meets Spencer Tanner and falls, dare she say it, in love. With a cit! But a handsome, rich, loyal and exasperating cit.

Tanner is attracted to Roxanne’s wit and startled by her volatility. But he assumes she’s like other women of the ton—in need of protection, in desire of convention. Tanner is inclined to wade in with his fists when Roxanne needs assistance, only to discover she is more than capable of rescuing herself. And to his surprise, this only makes him like her more. Or is it something else, something Spencer Tanner never expected to find amidst the fortune hunters in London? Something like…love.

Blush sensuality level: This is a sweet romance (kisses only, no sexual content). (Novel)


If Wishes Were Kisses

If Wishes Were Kisses
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419934988
  • Release: 2011-12-01
  • Author: Barbara Miller
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Lieutenant Colin Barclay thinks he has no future-until his brother George dragoons him into offering for Elizabeth Mortimer, so George can marry her younger sister. But Elizabeth sees no need to marry and plans to remain on her father's estate to run the stud farm. As Colin attempts to woo her, he discovers how courageous and competent she is, just as his devotion makes Elizabeth question what she thought she'd always wanted.


Viscount for Hire

Viscount for Hire
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781419933875
  • Release: 2011-04-22
  • Author: Barbara Miller
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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The wealthy Kate Hamilton must marry the wounded viscount she is sheltering in her London townhouse, as saving his life has ruined her. But he’s a perfect candidate—especially since Kate’s already falling in love with him. Dancy seems reluctant, so Kate proposes hiring him as her husband to disguise her true feelings.

Dancy has never met anyone like levelheaded Kate, thrusting herself into a scandal to save his sister from gossip. He resents Kate trying to solve everything with money, even as he admits her heart is in the right place. Just as they are to wed, his sister elopes and he is captivated by the unconventional Kate as they ride across England together to prevent yet another scandal. From the Blush/Romance Line


Knights Errant

Knights Errant
  • Number: 9781419935251
  • Release: 2011-07-28
  • Author: Barbara Miller
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Blush sensuality level: This is a sweet romance (kisses only, no sexual content).

Guy Blackwater has never forgotten his first wife, even though the marriage was annulled very quickly. His second wife, now deceased, gave him one child, Alison—who causes him endless problems by imagining herself in love with a different man each week.

When his daughter encourages a man to “rescue” her from imagined persecution, the plot goes awry and Guy finds himself face-to-face with his beloved first wife. Much has happened over the intervening years, in both their lives, but perhaps no hurdles are too much to overcome when love is in the offing. 


Cotillion Christmas Spirits

Cotillion Christmas Spirits
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781419923913
  • Release: 2009-12-03
  • Authors: Barbara Miller, Anthology, Jeanne Savery, Larissa Lyons, Carolynn Carey
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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 6-author anthology

A Christmas Spirit of Forgiveness
Carolynn Carey
 
A freak snowstorm and a mysterious lady in red combine to lure Anna Marshall away from her home and into an encounter with the notorious Earl of Ashington. Marooned on his country estate, the two discover a mutual attraction that both realize can lead nowhere. After all, he prefers life in London while she has reason to avoid the city and her aristocratic relatives who reside there. But Christmas is approaching and with help from the lady in red, the couple eventually find that by accepting love and forgiveness, they can possess the peace and joy that the season promises.
 
Dreams of Christmas
Barbara Miller
 
Sarah Pelham is led by the spirit of Christmas past to dream about her missing twin and sets out in a snowstorm to find her. Lord Vance is led by the same spirit to take shelter at the inn where Sarah arrives, and discovers she is the girl of his dreams. Vance is determined to help Sarah complete her mission so she can then marry him. The spirits of Christmases present and future also have a hand in ensuring the couple’s happy ending.
 
Bride of Belznickel
Kate Dolan
 
Hannah Brown is forced to spend the Christmas holidays far from home with cousins who ridicule her at every opportunity. To get revenge, she tries to scare them by making up stories about the Belznickel, the Christmas demon.
 
Then her stories start to come alive…
 
Jenna’s Eternal Lover
Jeanne Savery
 
The late Lord Everston’s lover wanted to join him in eternal bliss from the moment he died. But instead of achieving her own happiness, Jenna was required to help his lordship’s heirs find theirs.
 
Now Jacob, Sarah, Patrick and Roman have true love and it is Jenna’s time to join her deceased lover. It is also Christmas and all the families celebrate it together. Though grieving for Jenna, they still have reason to celebrate the season—the knowledge that true love can survive even death.
 
Miss Isabella Thaws a Frosty Lord
Larissa Lyons
 
Dominated by her father’s rigid ways since a twist of fate stole her sight, Isabella uses the magic of Christmas to steal away for an adventure of her own when invited to join friends for the holidays. Oh, how she adores Christmastime!
 
How he abhors Christmastime! Lord Frostwood lives up to his name, freezing out everyone since a childhood tragedy hardened his heart. Everyone, that is, until a spirited wench falls at his feet and proceeds to warm his cold existence, thanks to some strategically placed mistletoe and their resulting Christmas kisses.


Reluctant Heir

Reluctant Heir
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419924095
  • Release: 2009-10-01
  • Author: Barbara Miller
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Cerridwen Press
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Length: Novel
 
When Gerard Cochran loses his father at Waterloo he is alone, wounded and without direction. Yet when two English cousins show up to rescue him, one of whom is the beautiful and sympathetic Juliet Chandler, he is reluctant to go with them into yet another plan someone else has made for his life.
 
So they kidnap him—and the temptation of Juliet’s lips is too much for any man to resist.


A Cotillion Country Christmas - Traditional Regency Romance Anthology

A Cotillion Country Christmas
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419918742
  • Release: Out Now
  • Authors: Cynthia Moore, Barbara Miller, Amy Corwin, Carolynn Carey
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Cerridwen Press
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A Christmas Surprise
Cynthia Moore
 
Julian Astor, Viscount Bentley is forced to marry Miss Clara Seaford in order to pay off a large gambling debt owed to her father. A misunderstanding on their Christmas Eve wedding night and Julian’s subsequent trip to India with Clara’s father, means their marriage begins awkwardly.
 
Miss Clara Seaford, now Viscountess Bentley, has loved Julian since she first saw him at a debutante ball several years before they were married. Clara struggles with the problem of how best to show Julian her love for him now that he has returned home for the Christmas holidays.
 
A Tradition of Love
Carolynn Carey
 
Alethea adores the traditions of Christmas, so it comes as an unpleasant shock to hear Robert, her new husband, declare that he has no time for such trivialities. No Christmas Candle? No Wassail Bowl? No Yule Log? Alethea is horrified, but she’s also ready to face the challenge presented by her husband’s attitude. With three weeks to go before Christmas Eve, she’s determined to find a way to teach her solemn husband to accept help with his responsibilities and to join her in creating their very own Christmas traditions.
 
Christmas Mishaps
Amy Corwin
 
According to superstition, if a woman is the first to step over the threshold on Christmas morning, she is a harbinger of misfortune. After her sister elopes with Caroline’s betrothed, Caroline ignores the warning. Two miserable years later, she’s determined to unite the family for Christmas. Unfortunately, her visit coincides with the unexpected birth of her sister’s first child, raising the specter of the old belief. And Caroline causes more mishaps attempting to make amends.
 
Then Lord Edward Masters offers aid, on his terms. She can accept his Christmas gift of love or suffer the consequences.
 
Country House Christmas
Barbara Miller
 
A scarred veteran of the Peninsular War, Richard Trent feels useless at his father’s estate until Diana Tierney’s arrival brings laughter back into his heart. While she is painting his long overdue portrait, he realizes that Diana is no longer a child and he is falling in love with her. Diana has always suspected her sister ruined Richard’s life by jilting him and prompting him to join the army. She hopes this Christmas she can solve the mystery of his departure and that he will realize she has more than sisterly feelings for him.


Music Master - Cotillion - Regency

Music Master
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9781419911811
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Barbara Miller
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Cerridwen Press
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Leighton Stone, Earl of Longbridge, is used to danger. His years as a code breaker in Wellington's army have been filled with it, but all he wants at the end of the Peninsular War is to return to his estate and marry his childhood sweetheart, Maddie Westlake.

Maddie is not a typical parson's daughter. She is weary of having to scheme against her parsimonious father to take care of Leighton's tenants, and she is tired of being taken for granted. When Leighton finally tracks her to the city of Bath he realizes he must woo her. Since he never trusted her with his secrets she does not trust him with her future.

Music and memories draw the pair together while secret codes and conniving relatives almost split this engaging couple. Then they are drawn into a bizarre spy plot that only Maddie can solve.