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A Bit About Me

“Now, that,” said Sophy, “I am very glad to know, because if ever I should desire to please you I shall know just how to set about it. I daresay I shan’t, but one likes to be prepared for any event, however unlikely.”

The Grand Sophy  Georgette Heyer 

“Many would be willing to have afflictions provided that they not be inconvenienced by them.”
― St. Francis de Sales

"A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”

Richard Bach

Miss Bryson Heads For A Fall

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An impulsive, trusting, and fashion-challenged lady . . .

Scottish singer Emma Bryson travels to London determined to fulfill a death-bed promise to her mother to sing for the Queen. Her debut at a fashionable salon starts brilliantly but ends in disaster when the usually poised Emma tumbles backwards and lands on the champagne- buffed boots of London’s most eligible bachelor.

A cool, cynical, and impeccably dressed gentleman . . .

Philip Henry Jamison, the earl of Blackbourne, has sworn never to fall for a woman again until the night a lady with a golden voice--and wearing a golden necklace--lands at his feet.

A stolen necklace and a mystery . . .

A humiliating fall won’t stop Emma from fulfilling her promise, but the theft of her prized necklace might, so she will risk everything—her reputation, her sanity, her balance—to get it back. Even if it means accepting help from the one gentleman she can’t  stay upright around.

Discovering his mistress’ necklace on the throat of another, who claims it as her own, Philip will risk everything—his name, his money, his valet’s ire—to get it back. Even if it means helping the one lady he’s in most danger of falling for.

Join Emma Bryson as she tumbles her way through London—and into the heart of an earl—and falls head over slippers in love.


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Miss Bryson Heads For A Fall

Miss Carstead Drops Her Guard

    Miss Carstead Drops Her Guard


 A steady, sure-handed, and self-possessed lady . . .

Wealthy heiress Elizabeth Carstead steals away on the overnight Mail Coach to Brighton determined to elope with a handsome soldier. Her plans proceed brilliantly until  drops into the seat opposite her.

A reluctant but dutiful earl . . .

James Edward Hefton, the earl of Hartford, travels to Brighton determined to recover the family signet ring. His plans change when a lady drops her gloves--and her heart-straight onto his lap.



A missing signet ring and a mystery . . .

A few unexpected obstacles won't stop Elizabeth from eloping but a baby in danger would and she will drop everything--her plans, her gloves, even her guard--to help, even if it means risking helping the one man she wants to avoid. 

James had one objective to recover his ring and return to London but when his new-found niece is threatened he will drop everything--his and even his pride--to save her, even if it means risking his own heart

Join Elizabeth Carstead as she her way through Brighton--and into the heart of an earl--and drops her guard just long enough to fall in love.


"If I loved you less I might be able to talk about it more."


Mr. Knightley to Emma 

Emma  Jane Austen

Miss Carstead Drops Her Guard
Miss Burkes Blinks First

“It was growing late, and though one might stand on the brink of a deep chasm of disaster, one was still obliged to dress for dinner.” 


April Lady   Georgette Heyer

Miss Burkes Blinks First

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