Author: Caroline Linden

Caroline Linden knew from an early age she was a reader, but not a writer. Despite an addiction to Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew, she studied physics and dreamed of being an astronaut. She earned a math degree from Harvard College and then wrote software for a financial services firm, all the while reading everything in sight, but especially romance. Only after she had children, and found herself with only picture books to read, did she begin to make up a story of her own. To her immense surprise, it turned out to be an entire novel--and it was much more fun than writing computer code. Nine years, ten books, two Red Sox championships, and one dog later, she has never been happier with her decision. She lives with her family in New England.

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An Earl Like You - The Wagers of Sin, #2

An Earl Like You
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  • Number: B074DVBZX9
  • Release: 2018-08-28
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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When you gamble at love . . .

When Hugh Deveraux discovers his newly inherited earldom is bankrupt, he sets about rebuilding the family fortune—in the gaming hells of London. But the most daring wager he takes isn’t at cards. A wealthy tradesman makes a tantalizing offer: marry the man’s spinster daughter and Hugh’s debts will be paid and his fortune made. The only catch is that she must never know about their agreement . . .

You risk losing your heart . . .

Heiress Eliza Cross has given up hope of marriage until she meets the impossibly handsome Earl of Hastings, her father’s new business partner. The earl is everything a gentleman should be, and is boldly attentive to her. It doesn’t take long for Eliza to lose her heart and marry him.

But when Eliza discovers that there is more to the man she loves—and to her marriage—her trust is shattered. And it will take all of Hugh’s power to prove that now his words of love are real . . .


My Once and Future Duke - The Wagers of Sin

My Once and Future Duke
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  • Number: B071YRWFH3
  • Release: 2018-02-27
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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What happens at the infamous Vega Club . . .

Sophie Campbell is determined to be mistress of her own fate. Surviving on her skill at cards, she never risks what she can’t afford to lose. Yet when the Duke of Ware proposes a scandalous wager that’s too extravagant to refuse, she can’t resist. If she wins, she’ll get five thousand pounds, enough to secure her independence forever.

Stays at the Vega Club . . .

Jack Lindeville, Duke of Ware, tells himself he’s at the Vega Club merely to save his reckless brother from losing everything, but he knows it’s a lie. He can’t keep his eyes off Sophie, and to get her he breaks his ironclad rule against gambling. If he wins, he wants her—for a week.

Until now.

A week with Jack could ruin what’s left of Sophie’s reputation. It might even cost her her heart. But when it comes to love, all bets are off . . .


Dressed to Kiss

Dressed to Kiss
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  • Number: B01H0J9QU8
  • Release: 2016-09-12
  • Authors: Madeline Hunter, Caroline Linden, Megan Frampton, Myretta Robens
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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True love never goes out of style….

Once renowned for creating the most envied gowns in London, Madame Follette’s dressmaking shop has fallen far out of fashion. The approaching coronation of King George IV offers a chance to reclaim former glory by supplying stunning new wardrobes to the most glittering society in Regency England. In the face of long-held secrets, looming scandals, and the potential ruin of their shop, the dressmakers of Follette’s are undaunted, not even by the most unexpected complication of all: true love.

The Duke’s Dressmaker by Madeline Hunter

When the Duke of Barrowmore walks into the dress shop, Selina Fontaine assumes her secret identity will compromised. Four years ago this man’s brother seduced her and abandoned her to scandal, and she holds the duke responsible. To her amazement the duke is more interested in pursuing her than exposing her, however—and that pursuit soon becomes seductively pleasurable.

Threads of Love by Myretta Robens

Delyth Owen’s exuberant passion for her new job as a dressmaker at Madame Follette’s is matched only by her love of diverse, vibrant, and frequently unfortunate color combinations. Simon Merrithew, the pseudonymous author of a well-regarded fashion column, is horrified by the gown Delyth creates for a friend, and suspects her motives. He sets out to uncover her duplicity, but instead, he uncovers genuine joy and discovers the colors of love.

No Accounting for Love by Megan Frampton

Miss Katherine Grant is a lady’s companion, one whose number of dishonorable offers (six) greatly outweigh her honorable ones (zero). Now tasked with making certain her charge, Lady Euphemia, does not contract herself to someone inappropriate, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to Mr. Henry Dawkins, the inappropriate gentleman Lady Euphemia wants to charm, who keeps the books at Madame Follette's. But it seems that Henry only has eyes for Miss Katherine Grant.

A Fashionable Affair by Caroline Linden

Madame Follette’s is Felicity Dawkins’s birthright; her mother founded it, and now she runs it. She's fiercely committed to making it the most exclusive modiste in London. The Earl of Carmarthen also has big plans for the shop—he wants to buy it and tear it down, to make way for a grand new boulevard of shops. One way or another, he’s determined to persuade Felicity…not only to sell her shop, but to explore the passion that sparks between them every time they meet.


Six Degrees of Scandal - Scandalous, #4

Six Degrees of Scandal
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  • Number: 9780062389787
  • Release: 2016-03-29
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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Olivia Townsend is in trouble and out of options. Pursued by a dangerous man in search of a lost treasure she doesn’t possess, she’s got only two things in her favor: her late husband’s diary, which she was never meant to see… and the man who was her first—and only—love. Losing him broke her heart, though she’s been careful to hide it for the last ten years. But when he comes to her aid and vows to stand by her, no matter what, she can’t help but hope things will be different for them this time.

James Weston has blamed himself for letting Olivia down when she needed him years ago, and now he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe—and to win her trust again. He’s confident he can outwit the villain chasing Olivia. But being so near her again threatens to expose every secret in his heart … even those that he swore would stay hidden forever.


Love in the Time of Scandal

Love in the Time of Scandal
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9780062244925
  • Release: 2015-05-26
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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USA Today bestselling author Caroline Linden's third novel in her Scandalous series brings together a feisty heiress, a notorious rake, and a shocking book that could bring one woman the utmost despair— or the greatest pleasure

Penelope Weston does not like Benedict Lennox, Lord Atherton. He may be the suave and charming heir to an earl, as well as the most handsome man on earth, but she can't forget how he abandoned a friend in need— nor how he once courted her sister, Abigail. He's the last man she would ever marry. If only she didn't feel so attracted to the arrogant scoundrel . . .

Once upon a time, Benedict thought he and Penelope got along rather well. Though he needs a wealthy bride to escape his cruel father's control, spirited Penelope just doesn't suit his plans for a model marriage—until a good deed goes awry, and scandalous rumors link his name to Penelope's. She might not be the quiet, sensible wife he thought he wanted, but she is beautiful . . . beguiling . . . and far more passionate than he ever imagined. Can a marriage begun in scandal become a love match, too?


All's Fair in Love and Scandal

All's Fair in Love and Scandal
  • Number: B00TE9C0E2
  • Release: 2015-04-21
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse
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Nothing wagered…

Douglas Bennet can't resist a good wager, especially not one that involves a beautiful woman. When a friend proposes an audacious plan to expose the most notorious woman in England, Douglas agrees at once. After all, it would be quite a coup to discover the true identity of Lady Constance, author of the infamous erotic serial scandalizing the ton, 50 Ways to Sin.

Nothing won…

Madeline Wilde is used to being pursued. For years she's cultivated a reputation for being unattainable and mysterious, and for good reason: her livelihood depends on discretion. When Douglas turns his legendary charm on her, she dismisses him as just another rake. But he surprises her—instead of merely trying to seduce her, he becomes her friend…her confidant…and her lover. But can it really lead to happily-ever-after…or are they about to become the biggest scandal London has ever seen?


At the Billionaire's Wedding

At the Billionaire's Wedding
  • Number: B00OL66XQO
  • Release: 2014-11-10
  • Authors: Maya Rodale, Caroline Linden, Miranda Neville, Katharine Ashe
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: The Lady Authors
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The Bad Boy Billionaire is Getting Married!

"The Best Laid Planner" by Miranda Neville

"Will You Be My Wi-Fi?" by Caroline Linden

"The Day It Rained Books" by Katharine Ashe

"That Moment When You Fall In Love" by Maya Rodale

The four authors of last year's bestselling At the Duke's Wedding bring you a modern twist on the Regency house party.


Seven Wicked Nights Boxed Set

Seven Wicked Nights Boxed Set
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  • Number:
  • Release: Out of Distribution
  • Authors: Carolyn Jewel, Sherry Thomas, Caroline Linden, Tessa Dare, Courtney Milan, Leigh LaValle, Erin Knightley
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Out of Distribution
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Seven bestselling historical romance authors offer seven sexy stories featuring dukes, lords, rakes, scoundrels…and the unforgettable heroines who bring them to their knees. These stories range in length from long novellas to delectable little bites.

This limited edition boxed set contains over 170,000 words.


It Takes a Scandal

It Takes a Scandal
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780062244901
  • Release: 2014-04-29
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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Sometimes It Takes a Scandal . . .

Abigail Weston has everything: beauty, wit, and one of the largest dowries in England. Her parents hope she'll wed an earl. Abigail hopes for a man who wants her desperately and passionately. But the money seems to blind every man she meets—except one.

Sebastian Vane has nothing. He came home from war with a shattered leg to find his father mad and his inheritance gone. He's not a fit suitor for anyone, let alone an heiress. But Abigail lights up his world like a comet, bright and beautiful and able to see him instead of his ruined reputation. And it might end happily ever after . . .

To Reveal Your Heart's Desire

. . . Until Benedict Lennox begins courting Abigail. Ben is everything Sebastian isn't—wealthy, charming, heir to an earl. Sebastian won't give up the only girl he's ever loved without a fight, but Abigail must choose between the penniless gentleman who moves her heart, and the suitor who is everything her parents want.


Love and Other Scandals

Love and Other Scandals
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  • Number: 9780062244871
  • Release: 2013-07-30
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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With Love and Other Scandals, bestselling and RITA Award–winning author Caroline Linden launches a scandalously sexy new historical romance series set in Regency England.

Joan Bennett is a breath away from being a spinster. She’s had four seasons without a suitor. After reading a shockingly sensuous book, Fifty Ways to Sin, Joan decides perhaps it’s time to stop being proper and start being sinful, while she’s still young enough to enjoy it. And what better partner than her brother’s drinking mate, Viscount Burke? He seems the type to know how to give a lady a lascivious adventure.

It seems that the viscount has qualms about trifling with a friend’s sister. That’s the way to end up betrothed. And he doesn’t want that—or does he?


The Way to a Duke's Heart - The Truth About the Duke, #3

The Way to a Duke's Heart
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  • Number: 9780062025340
  • Release: 2012-08-28
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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Charles de Lacey, Lord Gresham, is running out of time, running from his responsibilities, and running from love.

Destined to be a duke, Charles de Lacey has led a life of decadent pleasure, free of any care for propriety or responsibility. It comes as a terrible shock to learn that he might be stripped of everything, thanks to his father's scandalous past. He has no choice but to find the blackmailer who would ruin him—and his only link to the villain is a woman who may be part of the plot?

To save his fortune and title, he vows he'll stop at nothing—in fact, he's all too eager to unravel the beautiful, tart-tongued Tessa Neville. She intrigues him and tempts him like no other lady ever has. With only his heart to guide him, and keenly aware that his entire future is at stake, Charles must decide: is she the woman of his dreams, or an enemy in disguise?


Once Upon a Ballroom

Once Upon a Ballroom
  • Number: B008NN3Y2C
  • Release: 2012-07-20
  • Authors: Maya Rodale, Caroline Linden, Miranda Neville, Katharine Ashe
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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An original anthology of short stories set in the glittering ballrooms of Regency England, by Caroline Linden, Katharine Ashe, Maya Rodale, and Miranda Neville.

Discover how a masked ball can turn friends into lovers … how a wicked, wonderful dream can indeed come true … how sometimes behaving as one should not can lead to the most passionate results … and how the truest love is a bond no scandal can shake. Anything can happen at a ball— scandal, passion, disaster … and true love.

Featuring:

The Truth About Love by Caroline Linden

Ask Me to Dance by Katharine Ashe

Once Upon a Dream by Maya Rodale

The School of Wooing for Inept Book Collectors by Miranda Neville


Blame It on Bath - The Truth About the Duke

Blame It on Bath
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  • Number: 9780062025333
  • Release: 2012-02-28
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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What happens in Bath stays in Bath-or not. Blame It on Bath is the second installment in Caroline Linden's breathtaking new historical romance series, The Truth About the Duke, in which the three sons of the Duke of Durham, at risk of losing their inheritance, seek their fortunes.and, hopefully, love. Writing in a voice that will remind readers of Julia Quinn and Liz Carlyle, RITA Award-nominee Linden spins a wonderfully sensual yarn about a blackmailed nobleman facing the loss of his birthright and bent on revenge, and the willing heiress he intends to marry for her money-a lady who has loved him from afar for years.


One Night in London - The Truth About the Duke

One Night in London
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780062025326
  • Release: 2011-08-30
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Books
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With One Night in London, the sensational Caroline Linden kicks off a wonderful new historical romance series about three brothers trying to protect their good names and their fortunes while finding true love. Readers of Elizabeth Boyle and Liz Carlyle will not be able to resist this tantalizing tale that has the middle son of a recently deceased English duke hoping to avoid scandal and ruin as he searches for the young wife his late father never divorced…and encounters instead a desperate beauty who needs his help to rescue an endangered child. Caroline Linden is a master of romantic adventure—as the RITA Award-nominated author has already proven with You Only Love Once, For Your Arms Only, and A View to a Kiss—and her ever-growing legion of fans will never forget this thrilling and sensuous One Night in London.


I Love the Earl - The prequel to The Truth about the Duke

I Love the Earl
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  • Number: 9780062109477
  • Release: 2011-08-02
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse
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The prequel to The Truth about the Duke, Caroline Linden’s breathtaking new historical romance series about three brothers seeking their fortunes—and love. Margaret de Lacey has accepted her unmarried state with dignity, if not delight. She had no suitors when she was young and starry-eyed, though regrettably poor, and it’s unlikely any man will court her now that she’s older, wiser, and still just as penniless. Until, that is, her brother unexpectedly inherits the dukedom of Durham and settles an enormous dowry on her, making her the most eligible heiress in town. No gentleman in London is more in need of a wealthy bride than Rhys Corwen, Earl of Dowling. He contrives an introduction to Margaret because of her dowry, but she swiftly sets him right: no fortune hunter will win her heart or her hand. Far from put off, Rhys is intrigued. Interested. Entranced. And soon the only thing he needs more than Margaret’s fortune…is her love.


You Only Love Once

You Only Love Once
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780061706486
  • Release: 08/31/2010
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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Nate Avery has come to London to catch a thief. Angelique Martand is the beautiful English spy ordered to help him…and then betray him. He doesn't trust her. She doesn't want the job. But neither can resist the once-in-a-lifetime passion that ignites between them…


For Your Arms Only

For Your Arms Only
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  • Number: 9780061706479
  • Release: 2009-11-24
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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Alec Hayes was once a decorated military officer…until he was suspected of treason and had to become an anonymous spy. Cressida Turner's father has gone missing and no one seems able to find him…except, perhaps, Alec. Can she trust him? Can she resist him?

All's fair in love and espionage…


A View to a Kiss

A View to a Kiss
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  • Number: 9780061706356
  • Release: 01/27/2009
  • Author: Caroline Linden
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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Harry Sinclair is a covert agent of the British Home Office, assigned to protect three prominent politicians in the uneasy period after the death of Princess Charlotte. Do your job well, he's been told, and there will be great rewards-career advancement, glory, all he can hope for as the son of an actor and a disgraced lady. Harry employs two personae to accomplish his mission: elderly Lord Wroth, and bookish, quiet Mr. Towne, private secretary to one of the men under threat.Everything is going according to plan, until Harry lays eyes on Lady Mariah Dunmore, the catch of the season and only child of another of the endangered men. In a chance encounter on a dark balcony, he feels her respond to him, too - but he is dressed as the cranky Lord Wroth, and back in the ballroom Mariah can find no trace of the intriguing stranger. Harry knows that's exactly how it should be, but he just can't make himself stay away. Soon he is using every trick of his trade to get close to herat the same time he is playing a dangerous game to outwit the enemy that threatens them all.