A sumptuously written tale simmering with exotic splendor illicit desires and secret passions, Forbidden Jewel of India is an enthralling and engrossing historical romance from the immensely gifted pen of award-winning author Louise Allen!
Anusha Laurens has spent most of her life sheltered and cossetted in her uncle’s luxurious palace in Rajasthan. The illegitimate daughter of an Indian princess and an English nobleman, Anusha still bears the scars of her father’s devastating betrayal. Anusha has never managed to forgive her father for sending her mother to an early grave nor has she managed to forget the heartbreaking pain which she had to endure when she had been forced to leave the only home she had never known and seek shelter in her uncle’s palace. Anusha had vowed never to have anything more to do with the father who had so brutally abandoned her ever again. However, when her life is placed in imminent danger, Anusha realizes that her only chance of survival is if she consents to travelling halfway across India to her father’s house in Calcutta. Swallowing her pride is not something which the proud Anusha finds easy to do – and indeed the journey to Calcutta is made even more challenging when she encounters the man charged with protecting her: the devastatingly handsome Major Nicholas Herriard!
There is absolutely nothing that Nicholas would not do for the man who had rescued him from the brink of despair and given him a reason to live: Sir George Laurens. Anusha’s father had treated him like his own and made him the strong, intelligent and dependable man he is today. Nicholas had felt honoured and privileged when the man he respected most in the world had asked him to bring his beloved daughter to safety. However, Nicholas hadn’t counted on how aggravating and infuriating Anusha Laurens could be – nor had he imagined that he would find himself attracted to her…
With danger lurking round every corner, Anusha and Nicholas must keep their wits about them if they are to survive and reach their destination. Although the two of them had resolved to keep their feelings for one another firmly under wraps, resistance quickly proves futile. Surrendering to temptation might have been inevitable, but does Anusha and Nicholas’ love stand a chance of surviving when there is so much standing in their way?
Forbidden Jewel of India continues to assert Louise Allen’s standing as one of the most exceptional writers of historical romance writing today. Daring, innovative and wonderfully passionate, this sublimely romantic tale of forbidden love sweeps readers away to an exquisitely rendered and fabulously recreated eighteenth century India. Expertly melding her meticulous historical knowledge with her astounding storytelling prowess, Louise Allen has written a dramatic, dazzling and engrossing historical romance which I couldn’t bear to put down!
Atmospheric, captivating and simply breath-taking, Forbidden Jewel of India is a powerful historical romance readers will never forget!
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Producer Thalia Thorne’s career depends on bring the reclusive James Robert Bradley back to Hollywood. When Thalia tracks him down to Montana, she finds that J.R. has built a new life for himself as a cowboy, a life that would never include Hollywood and all its trappings. Then a blizzard strikes leaving the two together. The nights are warmer if you share body heat and Thalia finds herself falling for J.R. She also finds herself with a dilemma. If she does not return with James Robert, she will lose her job. If she does, she will lose J.R.
Sarah M. Anderson has penned a story guaranteed to pull at your emotions. Thalia needed to sign James Robert Bradley to retain her job. Yet J.R. needed and wanted to be a cowboy. After spending time with J.R. at his ranch, Thalia knew neither of her choices would lead to happiness. J.R. was an amazing man, a study in contrasts. He could be so many things and Thalia fell in love with all of them. J.R. was just as captivated but Thalia had a few secrets that came between them. How would the dilemma be resolved? Pick up, the oh so excellent, A Real Cowboy by Sarah M. Anderson to find out. You, too, will fall in love.
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After a horrible accident MacKenzie Williams has spent the last year trying to recover from a horrific accident that completely debilitated her. Eagerly waiting like a lowering pendulum on the fate of her career, she manages to rudely alienate her new neighbor Oliver Barrett. Oliver has his own reasons for starting over, but his dog seems to have formed an attachment to his surly neighbor and her dog which keeps finding ways to see each other. Seeing a different side of MacKenzie intrigues Oliver and after a rocky start they find they have more in common than they thought especially a mutual attraction.
Entertaining story, MacKenzie has been on her own in the past year and finds it difficult to let others in. Oliver has his own baggage but when they both begin to lean on the other it is magical. A story about redefining who you are.
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Angelina Montoya was devastated when she lost her fiancée, Justin. He died never knowing she was pregnant. Angie has spent the past three years keeping that secret from his family. When a chance discovery leads Jordan Cooper, Justin’s twin, to Angie and her son, he plans to do what ever it takes to take care of the little boy. Convincing her to move to the ranch is the first step in his plans. Angie is sure living with Jordan will be a disaster. She cannot forget her guilt nor can she forget the one kiss she shared with Jordan. But Jordan considered her a gold digger and she is sure his opinion has not changed. Jordan is wracked with guilt about his brother’s death. He hopes caring for his nephew will help him, but it may be Angie who can offer him the redemption he seeks.
One woman and two brothers leads to lots of guilt for the two left behind. Neither knew how to handle it and so the guilt left an indelible mark on both. Jordan and Justin were amazingly different for twins and Jordan was left alone to face everything. Angie loved Justin but did also have feelings for Jordan. It is only together that they can heal each other but are they willing to give each that chance. Buy In His Brother’s Place by Elizabeth Lane and find out how they resolve their differences. Desire and love should never be unwelcome but Angie and Jordan are much to work out before they can welcome desire and love into their lives. Hope on and see how they work it all out. You will not be sorry you did.
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Sophia Montrose grew up on Sunset Ranch but left when she was a young teenager. Now she returns as partial owner of Sunset Lodge. Logan Slade is sure she is only there as a greedy gold digger. He will do anything to keep Sophia out of his family business. But Sophia is not be deterred. She wants to take her place as manager of Sunset Lodge. The only problem – a kiss shared in high school. Logan kissed Sophia on a dare designed to humiliate, but neither can forget that kiss, even if it was not meant to be enjoyable.
Nevada comes to life under the capable pen of Charlene Sands. The lodge and the surrounding countryside make a beautiful backdrop for this many layered story. Sophia returns to her childhood home and see it with adult eyes. Logan never left the ranch and sees Sophia with eyes jaded by his teenaged years. Logan fought his feelings as did Sophia but love is stronger. How can they reconcile their differences? Trust and maturity is what they both needed. Sunset Surrender is beautifully written with evocative images and an amazing love story. Make sure Sunset Surrender by Charlene Sands is in your stocking!
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