Claiming the Heart of a Duke

Claiming the Heart of a Duke

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Hunter Barrington, Duke of Melton, returned from war a changed man. Grieving his lost love, now the holder of a title that he had never thought to inherit, and expected to marry at the earliest opportunity, what he needed most was someone who could see him, simply as himself.

Lady Nerissa Loughbridge, the second daughter, always outshone by her beautiful sister, perpetually reproved for her hoydenish ways. What she needed most was someone who could see her, just for herself, who might allow that her dreams had value, simply because she wished them.

Then one day, in the winter woods, they met....

But a few magical weeks of delightful friendship were swept away by the hectic London Season, as Lady Nerissa’s transformation from ordinary, to the Incomparable of the Season, brought a flock of suitors, and the Duke’s new title made him the catch of the year.

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Intriguing the Viscount

Intriguing the Viscount

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Charlton Edgeworth, Viscount Pendholm, returned from war to discover that his late brother had left him an inheritance of scandal. In the midst of dealing with that, he is called upon to serve his country further, undercover, to thwart a conspiracy instigated by a French spy. Between scandal and spying, there are days when he feels as if the war isn’t over....

Lady Odette Marmont, beautiful daughter of a French aristocrat and an English Lady, has been raised by her aunt since her mother’s death, and would prefer a book in a quiet library to a society Ball. But her aunt insists that, at 22, it is time she married, so, although disturbed by how changed her father is, since he returned from France, she steels herself to brave the Season.

But Lady Odette's father has attitudes and interests which bring him into conflict with everything that Charlton and his friends hold dear - and Lady Odette is caught in the middle.

Can Charlton and Odette find a way to explore their growing attraction, or will the tangle of scandal and treason tear them apart?

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Giving a Heart of Lace

Giving a Heart of Lace

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Lady Serafine Parkington struggles to keep herself and her mother alive, after the scandal of her brother’s gambling and suicide destroyed their family, and left them shunned by the ton.

Mr Raphael Morton, member of His Majesty’s Hounds, returned war hero and wealthy merchant, is completely and utterly bored, finding it most difficult to settle back into civilian life. He seeks a business idea to engage his interest, and make life worthwhile again.

When an accident of circumstance brings Lady Serafine and Raphael together, an unlikely business partnership is born.

Can they save their business from an unscrupulous scoundrel, who wants their destruction, and find a partnership of the heart, as well as one of business?

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Being Lady Harriet’s Hero

Being Lady Harriet’s Hero

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Lord Geoffrey Clarence heroically saved the life of his best friend, Charlton Edgeworth, Viscount Pendholm, and six other people. He was then recruited to work covertly, in defence of crown and country – which resulted in the Prince Regent gifting him a substantial estate. Unfortunately, it came with a dangerous mission as a side ‘benefit’.

Lady Harriet Edgeworth decided, at first sight of Lord Geoffrey, that he was the man for her, her hero. In the year since, nothing has changed her mind. When Lord Geoffrey moves to an estate close to her home, she is delighted, and soon finds a way to volunteer to assist with the inventory of his new property.

Can Lord Geoffrey keep his mission secret, with Lady Harriet there every day? Can Lady Harriet convince Lord Geoffrey to see her as a woman, not just Charlton’s sister? And, if he does, can he keep her safe in the midst of a treasonous conspiracy?

This book won a Pinnacle Book award for best romance book in Fall 2017

Read the rest of the series!

Claiming the Heart of a Duke

Intriguing the Viscount

Giving a Heart of Lace

Being Lady Harriet's Hero

Enchanting the Duke

Redeeming the Marquess

Finding the Duke's Heir

Winning the Merchant Earl

Healing Lord Barton

Kissing the Duke of Hearts

Loving the Bitter Baron

Falling for the Earl

Rescuing the Countess (coming soon)

Betting on a Lady's Heart (coming soon)

Attracting the Spymaster (coming soon)

Restoring the Earl's Honour (coming soon)

If you love Regency romance, great historical romance, and stories with great characters, you'll love these !

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Enchanting the Duke

Enchanting the Duke

Lady Cordelia Branley, daughter of Baron Tillingford, in London for the first time, is captivated by the charming and talented Lord Edward Fitzhugh, son of the Earl of Bolton. But her chaperone, Miss Millpost, is not so convinced of the young Lord’s character.

Lord Edward Fitzhugh makes a point of charming everyone – especially young Ladies with sizable dowries – and of winning at cards with remarkable frequency. He also makes a point of not answering questions about his life – with a degree of secrecy that raises questions in the minds of many.

Philip Canterwood, Duke of Rotherhithe, is set in his ways as a widower – until the request of his dying friend, Baron Tillingford, for help to ensure that the man, with whom his daughter is infatuated, is not a cad. Once he begins to look into it, everything changes…

Is Lord Edward as charming and pleasant as he seems? Or does something more sinister hide behind his carefully presented polish?

Will Lady Cordelia find true love in the end? Or will she be blinded by charm with no substance?

And will the Duke allow himself to love again?

Also by Arietta Richmond:

The His Majesty's Hounds Series

Claiming the Heart of a Duke

Intriguing the Viscount

Giving a Heart of Lace

Being Lady Harriet’s Hero

Enchanting the Duke

Redeeming the Marquess (coming soon)

Winning the Merchant Earl (coming soon)

Healing Lord Barton (coming soon)

Loving the Bitter Baron (coming soon)

Rescuing the Countess (coming soon)

Attracting the Spymaster (coming soon)

The Derbyshire Set Series

A Gift of Love (Prequel short story)

A Devil’s Bargain (Prequel short story - coming soon)

The Earl’s Unexpected Bride

The Captain’s Compromised Heiress

The Viscount’s Unsuitable Affair

The Derbyshire Set Omnibus Edition 1 (the first three books all in one)

The Count’s Impetuous Seduction

The Rake’s Unlikely Redemption

The Marquess’ Scandalous Mistress

A Remembered Face (Bonus short story – coming soon)

The Marchioness’ Second Chance (coming soon)

A Viscount’s Reluctant Passion (coming soon)

Lady Theodora’s Christmas Wish

The Duke’s Improper Love (coming soon)

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Redeeming the Marquess

Redeeming the Marquess

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Lady Georgiana Branley, younger daughter of Baron Tillingford, has changed since her father's death. She has come to terms with the fact that another man now carries what was her father's title, and has dedicated herself to learning as much about managing her estates as possible. There is just one thing stopping her from being completely happy. Her father's will specified that, until she marries, her estates will be held in trust for her by her sister's husband to be - the Duke of Rotherhithe. Georgiana has no interest in marrying some society fop. She just wants to manage her estates. But the Duke promised her father that he would see her make a good match - and he intends to make that happen. At the House party which is held before the Duke and Cordelia's wedding, all Georgiana wants to do is leave - until she meets the Marquess of Dartworth - who is unlike any other man of the ton that she has met.

Oliver Kentworthy, Marquess of Dartworth, inherited a title, run down estates, and a large collection of debt. Returning from a few years of living in the Americas, Oliver sees the ton with new eyes - and is not impressed. He is only at the Duke's house party because of a promise the Duke made to his father. The members of the ton make their disapproval of the almost paupered young peer very unpleasantly obvious - the only thing that makes Oliver want to stay is Lady Georgiana...

Can Lady Georgiana get her way, and choose the path of her own life? Can Oliver overcome the terrible heritage he has been left, and be accepted by society? Will these two, who feel out of place amongst the ton, find happiness together, or will others’ prejudice drive them apart?

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From Soldier Spy to Lord

From Soldier Spy to Lord

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This is the first volume of the Collected His Majesty’s Hounds series, and contains Books 1 to 3, which are ‘Claiming the Heart of a Duke’, ‘Intriguing the Viscount’ and ‘Giving a Heart of Lace’.

The series is comprised of 17 books. This is the first collected set – more will follow.

The series follows the life of six men (and their families and friends), who spent the latter part of the Napoleonic wars as an intelligence unit in Wellington’s army in France and Spain, as they return to England at the end of the wars, and take up the reins of their civilian lives again, and navigate the complexities of society and the ton.

Where they left England as second sons, many now return as Lords, with all of the resultant responsibilities - which includes marrying and begetting an heir. Of course, along the way, they each find love, but the course of true love is not always smooth!

Immerse yourself in their lives, and the regency era, and be swept away by love!

The Whole series comprises:

Claiming the Heart of a Duke

Intriguing the Viscount

Giving a Heart of Lace

Being Lady Harriet's Hero

Enchanting the Duke<

Redeeming the Marquess

Finding the Duke's Heir

Winning the Merchant Earl

Healing Lord Barton

Kissing the Duke of Hearts

Loving the Bitter Baron

Falling for the Earl

Rescuing the Countess

Betting on a Lady's Heart

Attracting the Spymaster

Courting a Spinster for Christmas

Restoring the Earl's Honour (coming soon)

If you love Regency romance, great historical romance, and stories with great characters, you'll love these !

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To Love a Determined Lady

To Love a Determined Lady

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The series is comprised of 17 books. This is the second collected set – more will follow.

The series follows the life of six men (and their families and friends), who spent the latter part of the Napoleonic wars as an intelligence unit in Wellington’s army in France and Spain, as they return to England at the end of the wars, and take up the reins of their civilian lives again, and navigate the complexities of society and the ton.

Where they left England as second sons, many now return as Lords, with all of the resultant responsibilities - which includes marrying and begetting an heir. Of course, along the way, they each find love, but the course of true love is not always smooth!

Immerse yourself in their lives, and the regency era, and be swept away by love!

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A Spinster for a Spy

A Spinster for a Spy

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Lady Lily Gardenbrook, eldest daughter of the Duke of Elbury, is perilously close to being a spinster. After three Seasons, she still hasn’t accepted a suitor – but not for lack of candidates. Lady Lily has a secret – a secret which would lead to scandal, should it ever be revealed. A secret which relates to the thing which matters most in her life. She hopes for love, yet a husband would never want her, if that secret was known – to marry would mean losing everything.

Trent Weatherton, Marquess of Canterford, serves the Crown as a gentleman spy, always monitoring those of the ton for anything untoward. He has never been one to socialise much, but his role requires it of him. Convinced that marriage and spying could never make a good mix, he is unprepared for his reaction to Lady Lily Gardenbrook, which makes him question every assumption.

But when Trent’s men discover that secret correspondence travels in and out of Lady Lily’s family residence, he must investigate – for what if the woman he is coming to care for is a threat to the Crown?

Can Trent discover what is really happening, before he loses his chance at love?

Can Lily overcome her fears, and allow the possibility that love might not steal what is most important to her?

Will they each discover that the other is not at all what they seemed, in the best possible way? Or will the chance for love be lost, and Lily be doomed to life as a spinster?

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Her Passionate Duke

Her Passionate Duke

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Lady Linnet Quinton has few prospects for a good marriage - but she most definitely does not want to marry the man her mother is pushing her towards! When she meets the Duke of Grantsham, she finds herself helplessly coming to care for him, inspired by his passion for helping the poor. But... there are some puzzling things about him, things which make her wonder if what he shows to the world is all of the truth.

Jeremy Starret, the Duke of Grantsham, has a passion for helping those threatened, especially children. With his mother, he sponsors an orphanage - and struggles to get the aristocracy to donate to that cause. But, whilst what the world sees is a rakehell with an odd penchant for charity, the truth of him is far more complex, and not something he is at liberty to reveal to Lady Linnet, no matter how much she is coming to fascinate him.

When Lady Linnet’s closest friend is taken in by a man whom neither Linnet nor the Duke trusts, will they discover the truth of him, before it is too late?

Will Lady Linnet find the courage that she has always lacked, when it is most needed? Can the Duke protect her, and still do the duty that he is bound to? Will love triumph?

Or will death and betrayal steal all hope of love for Lady Linnet, the Duke, and their friends?

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Her Generous Duke

Her Generous Duke

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Lady Hope Spencer needs to marry well – and as soon as possible. Her father’s untimely death has left her with an impossible burden of debt, an ailing mother, and barely a roof over their heads. The fact that she has never had any confidence at all amongst society is a handicap she must overcome before disaster befalls her. Unfortunately, on attending her first Ball, an unexpected collision with a handsome gentleman sets all of her best intentions awry.

Xavier Harte, the Duke of Birkchester, needs to marry, to ensure that he gets an heir, and that the title and estates are secured for future generations. But the last thing he wants is to tie himself to a young woman who wants to spend her life in London’s ballrooms and salons – he would prefer a quiet life in the country. When he bumps into a young woman at a crowded Ball, for the first time, interest stirs – for she is so very different from most that he wants to know more of her.

That first meeting leads to more, but neither Hope nor Xavier know how to go about expressing their feelings. Despite that, it seems that they may come to an arrangement, a marriage which would save Hope and her family. An arrangement which Hope cannot allow to occur, for it would be based on deception, and she will not, now that she is coming to care for Xavier, contemplate such a thing.

Will Hope find a way to save her family regardless?

Will Xavier be misled by others, or will he trust his instincts and uncover the truth in time to save their love, and Hope’s family too?

Can they find their way to true love together, or will guilt, lies and deceptions tear them apart forever?

If you love Regency Romance, with love that overcomes all obstacles, this is for you!

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Claiming the Heart of a Duke

Claiming the Heart of a Duke

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Hunter Barrington, Duke of Melton, returned from war a changed man. Grieving his lost love, now the holder of a title that he had never thought to inherit, and expected to marry at the earliest opportunity, what he needed most was someone who could see him, simply as himself.

Lady Nerissa Loughbridge, the second daughter, always outshone by her beautiful sister, perpetually reproved for her hoydenish ways. What she needed most was someone who could see her, just for herself, who might allow that her dreams had value, simply because she wished them.

Then one day, in the winter woods, they met....

But a few magical weeks of delightful friendship were swept away by the hectic London Season, as Lady Nerissa’s transformation from ordinary, to the Incomparable of the Season, brought a flock of suitors, and the Duke’s new title made him the catch of the year.

Can they find their way back to each other, through all their hearts’ confusion? Can Lady Nerissa thaw a heart frozen in grief, and claim it for her own?

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