Historical Regency Romance Archives - Abby Ayles

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Apr 03

Inconveniently Betrothed to an Earl-Preview

Chapter 1The creaking of the carriage wheels melded with the clatter of stones along the country road, lulling Ambrose Brooks into what might have been a pleasant stupor, if not for his father.“And look there at the way the trees have been arranged around the perimeter to keep anyone from peering in. Simply marvelous.” Lewis […]

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Mar 06

The Lady of the Lighthouse Preview

Prologue At five-and-twenty, though he was of ordinary height and had never mastered the art of growing a beard, Oliver Evans perceived himself as a rather adult figure. As his only points of comparison were his father and his step-mother, this was not a difficult conclusion at which to arrive. Neither of them knew the […]

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Feb 06

Freed by the love of an Earl Preview

Prologue   Twenty years ago   The little girl tiptoed past the door to her father’s study, listening to the familiar sound of raised voices. Her parents were always serene when she was around them. She’d always wondered at that—their ability to put on their smiles in public and take them off again just as […]

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Jan 09

The Earl Behind the Mask Preview

Chapter 1     Rose Danvers sat in her father’s library, her feet tucked delicately beneath her and a book in her lap.   The room was full of lavish furniture and rich décor, but the grandeur of the room was lost to Rose in that moment as she wandered pages of brave, independent heroines […]

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Nov 15

A Guiding Light for the Lost Earl – Preview

Chapter 1 Emma scrambled through the mess of paperwork atop her worn, faded desk.   She knew that her eyes must be deceiving her, and she searched frantically for something, a single document or receipt that would prove it so.   “Would that I had not let everything become so haphazard and disheveled,” she muttered […]

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Oct 18

Melting a Duke’s Winter Heart – Preview

Chapter 1 Sarah Lockridge pulled herself upright in the carriage, stretching her short legs forward across the seat and casting a playful grin in her friend’s direction.   “Long trips like these always leave me aching to run about or splash in some cool water. I am not sure I will be able to abide […]

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Sep 19

The Earl’s Wager for a Lady’s Heart – Preview

Chapter 1 Winston Ambrose ran his fingers along the cards in his hand, relishing the moment of anticipation that always came to him the half second before he flipped them up and saw what he had to work with.   Whist, he’d learned over the years, was like life. You could strategize and bluff your […]

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Aug 23

A Daring Captain for her Loyal Heart – Preview

Chapter 1 The two men faced off against one another, the tension between them palpable to any onlooker. The moments ticked by at an unbearably slow pace, as they looked each other up and down, waiting for an opening.   The tension burst as one rushed at the other, tackling him around the waist and […]

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Jun 28

The Lady in the Gilded Cage – Preview

Chapter 1 A great expanse of mahogany desk stretched between young Cecilia Prescott and the solicitor rifling through her father’s old papers. As he looked up and met her gaze, she felt an even greater distance there in his eyes. He was trying to tell her and her mother something, and it was something he […]

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May 30

A Second Chance for the Tormented Lady – Preview

Chapter 1 Everdale 1819 Alston Castle was operating like silk over the back of Frederica’s hand. The house was under control, and she was proud of it. It had been too long since she had been mistress of any house, and though Alston was not her home to run, it was her pleasure to help […]

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