Author: Lynne Barron

Write About What You Know.

Every Creative Writing Teacher and College Professor said these words to Lynne Barron in one form or another. But what did she know?

She knew she enjoyed the guilty pleasure of reading romance novels whenever she could find time between studying, working and raising her son as a single mother.

She knew quite a bit about women’s lives in the Regency and Victorian era from years spent bouncing back and forth between European History and English Literature as a major in college.

She knew precious little about romance except to know that it was more than the cliché card and a dozen red roses on Valentine’s Day.

Then she met her wonderfully romantic husband and finally she knew.

Passion, Love and Romance.

And she began to write.

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Courting Chaos - Dunaway's Daughters Book 2

Courting Chaos
  • Number: B01N0YVAES
  • Release: 2017-03-31
  • Author: Lynne Barron
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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What happens when London’s longest reigning rake decides to make mischief?

Born of scandal and raised in squalor, Miss Harry O’Connell turned her back on her feckless, frivolous father and carved out a life for herself in the working-class neighborhood of Wellclose Square. She’s a creature of habit, a stickler for schedules, a keeper of secrets, and a woman adamantly opposed to wasting so much a single minute – let alone a spare shilling – on useless endeavors, sentimental nonsense or impossible expectations.

Opposites attract…

With three men standing between Phineas Griffith and the nearest title, he was perfectly content to float through life on a wave of mistakes, mishaps, coincidences and luck. Two unfortunate accidents and an apoplectic fit later, the new Viscount Knighton finds himself saddled with a decimated estate, a mountain of debt and two sisters in need of launching into Society in tandem. There’s really nothing for it but to woo and wed an heiress post haste.

Orbits align…

An unwelcome visit from the Earl of Dunaway sets in motion a convoluted chain of events that put Harry on a collision course with the handsome fortune-hunter. And wreak havoc with her meticulously managed, precisely timed and exactingly organized life.

Worlds collide…

Phineas cannot afford the luxury of falling in love with a prickly, pragmatic and penniless woman. Harry hasn’t the time or inclination to dally with a charming rake when all her considerable talents are aimed at laying waste to all the Earl of Dunaway holds dear.

And chaos ensues.

Some forces are greater than gravity and some chances worth taking. Can these two star crossed-lovers find the wherewithal to risk it all for a happily-ever-after that defies all odds?


Widow's Wicked Wish - Idyllwild, #2

Widow's Wicked Wish
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B01GQYU814
  • Release: 2016-06-21
  • Author: Lynne Barron
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Lynne Barron
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The Countess of Palmerton has lived her life by Society’s rules, marrying the right man, bearing the required heir and guarding her name at all costs. And what has she received in return? A loveless union, a cold marriage bed and a reputation for perfect propriety.

Upon her husband’s death, Olivia flees the whispers of his disgraceful demise, seeking sanctuary and solace at Idyllwild.

When the man who once held her tender heart in his hands arrives on the eve of a snowstorm, Olivia dares to cast a wicked wish to the winter sky.

Be careful what you wish for.

Jack Bentley has a wish of his own, one he has no intention of relinquishing to the fickle hand of fate. Determined to reclaim the life snatched from his grasp by a young, careless Olivia more than a decade previously, Jack sets in motion a plan to seduce the beautiful widow.

Far from the glitter and gossip of London, Olivia savors her first taste of freedom and revels in the passion she discovers in Jack’s arms, never suspecting his amorous attentions are motivated by more than desire.

Until scandal looms, wishes collide and old secrets are revealed.

Will Jack lose Olivia’s love forever? Or might he somehow convince the wonderfully wicked widow to entrust her heart into his keeping once more?

This book was previously published by the same title. While I have made minor revisions and given it a beautiful new cover and fresh edits, the story remains a spicy, sensual tale filled with all sorts of dallying, frolicking and even a hint of debauchery. And very little of the fun takes place behind closed doors.


My Darling Gunslinger

My Darling Gunslinger
  • Stars
  • Number: B01GH5GY6A
  • Release: 2016-06-01
  • Author: Lynne Barron
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Lynne Barron
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After seven years on the run, crossing oceans and continents to escape an aristocrat with murder on his mind, Lady Charlotte Grenville, Countess of Westlockhart, has finally found a safe haven in the wilds of Montana.

Until the night a gunslinger wounded in body and soul falls at her feet.

In a single hand of cards, Tyler Morgan wins both the Zeppelin Ranch and the chance to hang up his guns forever. He never expects to find a proper English lady living on his land with her son and an odd assortment of servants.

With his past haunting him and his heart threatened by the lady who can never be his, Ty's future stretches out before him in one long, lonely eternity.

When Charlotte's secrets are revealed and her life endangered, will Ty strap on his guns once more to embark on a perilous journey to the glittering world that is Victorian London?

This book was previously published by the same title. The story remains a sensual tale filled with all sorts of dallying, frolicking and even a hint of debauchery. And very little of the fun takes place behind closed doors.


Portrait of Passion - Idyllwild, #1

Portrait of Passion
  • Number: B01FJAR8FA
  • Release: 2016-05-11
  • Author: Lynne Barron
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Lynne Barron
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What’s a gentleman to do when a mysterious lady with a secret past and a reputation frayed around the edges suddenly appears in London in pursuit of his naive young cousin, setting the gossips’ tongues wagging, stirring his family into pandemonium, and driving him mad with her irreverent ways?

If the gentleman in question is Simon Carlisle, Viscount Easton, the answer is quite simple. Seduce the beguiling lady. But Miss Beatrice Morgan isn’t your average tarnished lady. She’s lived a slapdash life wandering the globe like a gypsy, painting fantastical portraits of duchesses and landscapes featuring a crumbling old fountain, all the while harboring a secret desire to return to the only home she’s ever known.

Will Beatrice sacrifice her honor, her virtue, her very heart to reclaim Idyllwild?

This book was previously published by the same title. While I have made minor revisions and given it a beautiful new cover and fresh edits, the story remains a spicy, sensual tale filled with all sorts of dallying, frolicking and even a hint of debauchery. And very little of the fun takes place behind closed doors.


Pretty Poison

Pretty Poison
  • Number: B00SDOEKI8
  • Release: 2015-02-06
  • Author: Lynne Barron
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Lynne Barron
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What’s an American heiress to do when a pair of britches, a plunge into a pond in the dead of winter and a broken betrothal force her to set sail across the ocean to an arranged marriage with a fortune-hunting Englishman?

With her hopes and dreams sinking to the bottom of the sea like so much lost treasure, Emily Calvert falls into the pretty poison she finds in a little blue bottle.

Can Nicholas Avery, a charming aristocrat with a faulty memory for names and a family in dire need of financial salvation, convince the wounded lady that the blessed oblivion she finds in his arms is sweeter than laudanum?

This book was previously published by the same title. The story remains a sensual tale filled with all sorts of dallying and frolicking. And very little of the fun takes place behind closed doors!


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