I Will by Lisa Kleypas
Andrew, Lord Drake, has been cut out of his father's will
because of his dissolute manner of living. To be
reinstated, Andrew decides to pretend that he has changed
his wicked ways. As part of his plan, he wants to convince
his father that he is courting a respectable woman with
the intention of marrying her. The problem is, he doesn't
know any decent women, except for his friend's spinster
sister, Miss Caroline Hargreaves. He blackmails the
reluctant Caroline into helping him, and so the charade
begins . . .
Puddings, Pastries, and Thou by Lisa
It's Christmas, and Vivian Ambrose has once again been
passed off from one relation to the other. Orphaned long
ago, and with no fortune, she has had to rely on the
charity of cousins for her meat and bread, when what she
dreams of is puddings and pastries, and a home, husband,
and children of her own.
Richard Brent has all but given up hope that a decent,
loving woman will have him. He has enough stains upon his
public character that he is barely tolerated in genteel
homes, and then only because he comes from a good family.
When he meets Vivian, his last flickers of hope are
stirred to life, for she is the one woman he has met whose
hungers may tempt her to take his bait
Union by Claudia Dain
It's time for Clarissa Walingford to find a husband.
Though she has no desire to do so, she will do her duty.
All she truly requires in the man she marries is that he
own land in Ireland. Setting out with list in hand, she
finds herself drawn to the one man she really would rather
not match up with.
All I Want by Lynsay Sands
All Prudence Prescott's mother wants for Christmas is for
her husband "to stop his gambling before he sees us in
debtor's prison". So Pru sets out to show her father the
error of his ways. The main one to suffer, though, from
her misdirected good intentions is the owner of the gaming
hell her father frequents. Lord Stephen Stockton finds
himself on the receiving end of Pru's schemes, and losing
his heart in the process.