Allen, Nancy Campbell     
My fair gentleman : a proper romance
Jack would rather be at sea than fixing the mistakes of his grandfather, the late Earl of Stansworth. Instead, he finds that inheriting his grandfather's wealth and title and securing the welfare of his sister and mother means joining the ranks of high society and living with the aristocracy. Luckily, Ivy Carslisle, the granddaughter of a dear friend of Jack's late grandmother, is willing to teach him etiquette and properly introduce him into society. Jack soon learns that his challenge isn't surviving his new lifestyle but surviving the conspiracies against him as well as keeping himself from falling madly in love with his new tutor.

Burrowes, Grace     
Will's true wish
Will Dorning, as an earl's spare, has accepted the thankless duty of managing his rambunctious younger siblings, though Will's only true companions are the dogs he's treasured since boyhood. When aristocratic London is plagued with a series of dognappings, Will's brothers are convinced that he's the only person who can save the stolen canines from an awful fate. Shy, bookish Lady Susannah Haddonfield has no patience with loud, smelly beasts of any species, but must appear to like dogs so as not to offend her sister's only marital prospect. Susannah turns to Will, an acquaintance from her most awkward adolescent years, to teach her how to impersonate a dog fancier. Will has long admired Susannah, though he lacks the means to offer for her, and yet as they work together to rescue the purloined pets, it's loyal, dashing Will who steals Susannah's heart.

Chase, Loretta Lynda     
Dukes prefer blondes
Lady Clara Fairfax, who is looking for a man who can see past her beauty, meets her match in arrogant barrister Oliver Radford, who reluctantly agrees to help her find a missing boy who has gotten involved in a London street gang.

Creel, Ann Howard     
While you were mine
"The end of World War II should have brought joy to Gwen Mullen. But on V-J Day, her worst fear is realized. As celebrating crowds gather in Times Square, a soldier appears on her doorstep to claim Mary, the baby abandoned to Gwen one year earlier. Suddenly Gwen is on the verge of losing the child she has nurtured and loves dearly. With no legal claim to Mary, Gwen begins to teach Lieutenant John McKee how to care for his child, knowing that he will ultimately take Mary away. What starts as a contentious relationship, however, turns into something more, and Gwen must open her heart to learn that love means taking chances."--Page [4] of cover.

Dunn, Scarlett     
Finding promise
She may be an heiress, but Parker Promise Sinclair cares more about living an adventurous life than snaring a suitable husband. So it's no surprise when she joins a Wyoming wagon train--only to survive a massacre that leaves her with no memory, a target on her back--and her abiding faith tested by the only man who can possibly protect her. His gunfighting skills and trail savvy have saved U.S. Marshal Jake McBride more times than he can count. And his instincts tell him the only way to keep Promise alive is to take her along on his high-stakes cattle drive. But she soon proves she can ride and shoot with the best of them--and Jake finds it increasingly difficult to keep himself from falling for her. Soon, with danger closing in, they'll have only one chance to face their doubts, their fears--and their growing love....

Fresina, Jayne     
How to rescue a rake
Nathaniel Sherringham has returned to Hawcombe Prior a changed man. Gone is the reckless rake who went out on a limb to propose to Diana Makepiece three years ago. Now Nate's mysterious new wealth has the town's rumor mill spinning. To stir things up (and get Diana's attention), Nate boldly announces his plans to marry "any suitable girl" under the age of twenty-five. Diana, now twenty-seven and still single, is acutely aware of Nate's return. When her mother suggests a trip to visit a cousin in Bath, Diana leaps at the chance to escape the heartbreak and regret she can't help but feel in Nate's presence...and avoid his irritating charade to find a bride. But for Nate, Diana has always been the one. He might just have to follow her to Bath and once again lay his heart on the line to win her attention--and her heart.

Jenkins, Beverly     
Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he's always dreamed of--one that depends upon him passing for White. But for the first time in years, he wishes he could step out from behind the facade. The reason: Eddy Carmichael, the young woman he rescued in the desert. Outspoken, defiant, and beautiful, Eddy tempts Rhine in ways that could cost him everything ... and the price seems worth paying. Eddy owes her life to Rhine, but she won't risk her heart for him. As soon as she's saved enough money from her cooking, she'll leave this Nevada town and move to California. No matter how handsome he is, no matter how fiery the heat between them, Rhine will never be hers. Giving in for just one night might quench this longing. Or it might ignite an affair as reckless and irresistible as it is forbidden ...

Kleypas, Lisa     
Marrying Winterborne
Achieving wealth and success through his savage ambitions, tycoon Rhys Winterborne resolves to marry shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, who in spite of her gentle upbringing responds to Rhys' seductions with her own unexpected passions.

Knightley, Erin     
The viscount risks it all
Never risking what he isn't willing lose, Viscount Derington gets an unexpected chance at love with the woman he has longed for since childhood, beautiful widow Felicity Danby, comes back into his life seeking comfort in his arms.

Luck, Sara     
Under the desert sky
Phoebe Sloan isn't afraid of hard work -- she couldn't have survived on the Arizona frontier if she were. But ever since her husband was killed in a ranch accident, she's struggled to make ends meet and preserve her young son's birthright. Her last gamble was to start raising ostriches -- the plumes are prized by fashionable city ladies -- and it could work, but someone's determined to sabotage her efforts. Enter Christian de Wet, a South African importer who finds himself drawn to the fragile but determined Phoebe. He begins helping her around the ranch as a kindness, but the two quickly find that the heat rising between them has nothing to do with the Arizona desert! When the saboteur finds a way to endanger not just the ranch, but Phoebe's family, will she have to forsake her happiness to save her son?

Madison, Katy     
Want ad wife
"Abandoned as a child, John Bench has always craved a family of his own. Even if it means advertising for a wife from back East. Selina Montgomery must keep her new husband at a distance. Because if John discovers the truth about the secret she once carried, their mail-order marriage could crumble before it's even begun! They've promised to love, honor and obey, but can the spark that flares between them transform Selina and John's wedding vows into a passion that will last forever?"-- Page [4] of cover.

McCarty, Monica     
The ghost
1314. Joan Comyn swore allegiance to Robert the Bruce after the English tortured her mother. Now she uses her beauty to ferret out secrets and has become the most wanted spy in England. Alex Seton once stood with Bruce, but now fights for England and is determined to uncover "the ghost's" identity.

Michaels, Kasey     
An improper arrangement
Asked to sponsor heiress Thea Neville through London's Little Season, Gabriel Sinclair discovers that she is not the tedious obligation he expected. Thea, who's ready to do her duty and marry well, finds herself attracted to her handsome chaperone.

Roberts, Victoria     
Kill or be kilt
1613. It's been three years since Lady Elizabeth Walsingham ended her childish crush on Laird Ian Munro, the fierce Highlander who scared everyone but her. She's a grown woman now, heading to London to find a proper English gentleman. But when the wild Highland laird walks through the door, she's that breathless youth all over again. Ian tries hard to avoid the young lass who's confounded him for years. But now that they're attending court, he must keep watch on her night and day. Danger is at every turn and advisors to the Crown are being murdered. Ian soon realizes the girl he's been protecting is a beautiful lady who needs his help, almost as much as he needs her.

Styles, Michelle     
Taming his Viking woman
Legendary shield maiden Sayrid Avildottar will marry no man unless he first defeats her in combat. And in powerful sea-king Hrolf Eymundsson she has finally met her match. Hrolf may have won her lands--and her body--but can Sayrid welcome a stranger to her bed? The world of fighting is all she knows! With a husband intent on seducing his new bride, perhaps, just this once, Sayrid will discover that surrender can bring the greatest pleasure of all

  Lacey Library Staff
June 2016