Author: Kathleen Kimmel

Kathleen Kimmel has lived coast to coast, from Washington, DC to Seattle, Washington, pursuing her education and the company of her best friend. Once she settled on the rainier of the two Washingtons, she got to work writing everything from coffee orders to ad copy to video games. She also wised up and promoted her best friend to the role of husband, which came as a surprise only to the two of them. She’s sampled a number of careers like fine wines she can’t quite afford, but always comes back to stringing words together for money. When she’s not writing, which does occasionally happen, she kayaks in the Sound, reads anything that stands still long enough, and tries to remember how to spell “occasionally” right on the first attempt.

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A Gentleman's Guide to Scandal - A Birch Hall Romance, #2

A Gentleman's Guide to Scandal
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781101986813
  • Release: 2016-06-07
  • Author: Kathleen Kimmel
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Passions and tensions run high in the latest scandalous Birch Hall romance from the author of A Lady’s Guide to Ruin.

Even men of great certainty can be completely clueless when it comes to matters of the heart.

Colin Spenser, Marquess of Farleigh, is shocked when his feelings towards his best friend’s sister take a turn into the realm of helpless adoration. Unfortunately, Elinor is more inclined to ignore him than express her undying devotion, so Colin resolves to forget his troublesome feelings by entering a loveless marriage…

Elinor Hargrove has absolutely no interest in the infuriating and arrogant Marquess of Farleigh. That is, until he kisses her—twice—inspiring unexpected and inconvenient passions. Then Elinor finds out he’s engaged, and her desires are quickly surpassed by her outrage...

But when a ghost from their shared pasts resurfaces, Colin and Elinor must work together to puzzle out a complicated intrigue by attending an extremely exclusive party where secrets and lies flourish—and scandal is only a kiss away.


A Debutante's Guide to Rebellion - A Birch Hall Novella

A Debutante's Guide to Rebellion
  • Number: 9780451487926
  • Release: 2016-04-19
  • Author: Kathleen Kimmel
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: InterMix
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A bashful botanist and a reluctant debutante are about to discover that there may be a science to seduction after all...

London, 1815: Lady Mildred Weller (Eddie to her friends) has few prospects for marriage. If she can’t attract the available—though considerably older—Lord Averdale, she may be doomed to spinsterhood. She’s even willing to enter into that loveless union, if only to escape her mother’s stifling and increasingly desperate dominance. And she may have found the perfect person to help her achieve that goal.

Ezekiel Blackwood is a botanist as well as Lord Averdale’s nephew and heir. He is also a social disaster. Cross-pollination he understands; the fairer sex not at all. But in Lady Eddie, he discovers a kindred spirit. When she asks for his assistance in assessing Lord Averdale’s interest in her, Ezekiel is crushed. But naturally, he thinks, she could never fall in love with someone like him. Ezekiel’s matchmaking cousin  is only too happy to arrange a discreet rendezvous for their conspiracy—a greenhouse. Of course in such a setting, it’s only natural that feelings might begin to bloom...


A Lady's Guide to Ruin - A Birch Hall Romance, #1

A Lady's Guide to Ruin
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781101986790
  • Release: 2015-12-01
  • Author: Kathleen Kimmel
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Debut Title, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Berkley
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A romantic debut starring a reluctant earl and the beautiful thief who has put them both in danger—and stolen his heart... 

Joan Price is a wanted woman. A thief and a fugitive from the mental hospital where she was falsely committed, she’s now on the run from her former partners in crime. But luck must be on her side—just when it seems all is doomed, she runs straight into the arms of Martin Hargrove, Earl of Fenbrook, who mistakes her for his distant cousin, Daphne. 

Lord Fenbrook has no intention of marrying, and certainly doesn't consider his notoriously scatterbrained cousin a prospect. But her flighty persona seems to hide something far more intriguing—a secret self she trusts with no one. And Martin is determined to earn that trust…

When Martin’s sister discovers Joan’s charade, they strike a bargain: Joan can remain within the safe walls of Birch Hall, as long as she doesn’t allow Martin to fall in love with her—for their flirtation would surely ruin them both. She’s convinced she poses no threat to his heart, but she’s beginning to realize that her heart may be the one in danger. Especially as he seems very set on seducing her...