It is 1922, four years after the end of the Great War. When Miriam Dewhurst accepts a teaching position at Blackdown Hall, an isolated boarding school on the edge of Dartmoor, she is not put off by the stories of silent pupils, intimidated schoolteachers and a nameless, menacing man. She soon realises some of the rumours are true: the children seem cowed, the school is bleak and silent, and, most curious of all, despite it being denied, she suspects there is indeed a man living there – a man who shuts himself away, a man who is quick to temper.
When Miriam finally meets the mysterious and tormented Captain Ravensby she finds that, far from being terrified, she is enthralled. He too is intrigued by her, but will he be able to let go of the horrors of his past? Can Miriam breathe new life into Blackdown Hall – and into him?
Just Another Lady
Regency lady Elinor has fallen on hard times. The death of her father and the entail of their house put Elinor and her mother in difficulty; and her mother’s illness has brought doctor’s bills that they cannot pay. Lucius Crozier was Elinor’s childhood friend and adversary; and there has always been a spark of attraction between the pair. Now renowned as a womaniser, he offers a marriage of convenience (for him!) in return for the payment of Elinor’s mother’s medical bills. Reluctantly, she agrees. But Lucius has made enemies of other gentlemen of the upper echelon by playing fast and loose with their mistresses, and one man is determined to take his revenge through Lucius’s new wife …
Sea, sky and smugglers’ coves … paradise for some but despair for beautiful Rebecca. Her father plans to marry her off to a tyrant. Intrigued by a soothsayer’s words, she tumbles at the feet of bad boy Jac, an apprentice smuggler, good with women and horses. Desire mounts as powerfully as Rebecca’s determination to rewrite her destiny.
Is the local witch the answer to her prayers? Mystic Morwenna is Jac’s ex-lover. Can she be trusted? Midnight at Half Moon Cove sees scavengers and power-hungry barons struggling for supremacy. The lovers must face greater danger before innocence is traded for passion in the sandy cove where they first met.