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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

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Miss Bryson Heads For A Fall

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 on 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 Carstead Drops Her Guard

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

Heiress Elizabeth Carstead travels incognito to Brighton determined to elope with a handsome soldier

A dutiful, and reluctant earl . . .



A missing signet ring and a mystery . . .

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


Mr. Knightley to Emma 

Emma  Jane Austen


“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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