From 1999 to 2012, I published more than twenty books with the Harlequin Historical® line. I had the privilege of working with wonderful editors and making friends with some of my favorite authors. My historical romance novels have won a number of awards, including the Golden Heart®. They have been translated into many languages and sold millions
of copies worldwide! In recent years, I have begun publishing independently, writing new books and reissuing some of my older titles.
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The Bonny Bride
Another man's bride...
Scarred and embittered, Harris Chisholm is seeking a fresh start in a place where he will not be troubled by the presence of too many single women. The last thing he needs is to saddle himself with responsibility for a headstrong beauty like Jenny Lennox. But Harris is a man of his word and he has agreed to act as Jenny’s escort to her new home. Surely his heart will be safe from a woman who is promised to another man…
Jenny Lennox believes that love is a sweet but fragile flower that cannot survive in the harsh climate of poverty and hardship. That is why she will brave the dangers of the Atlantic to wed a wealthy man she has long fancied from afar. But the more she learns from Harris and about him during their thrilling journey, the more Jenny is tempted to risk her heart!
“Fantastic characters (especially the deliciously inexperienced hero) and a rare setting liven up an absorbing plot. Deborah Hale has earned herself a featured place on my bookshelf. ”
~ Affaire de Coeur
Scandal Comes to Town
Last Bachelor Standing...
When Kitty Delany returns to claim her daughter, it seems the mystery of Baby Sarah’s parentage is solved at last. Or is it? Though Kitty insists that Rory Fitzwalter is the father, he denies they have ever been intimate. Could he have been too deep in his cups to remember bedding the sweet Irish beauty?
Newly wealthy Kitty plans to take her daughter far away, where past scandals will not jeopardize Sarah’s future. Rory’s friends urge him to wed Kitty so they will not lose all contact with the child they adore. In spite of his love for Sarah and growing feelings for Kitty, the charming Irish rogue knows he is not cut out for marriage. After the infamous way he used her, would Kitty even consider his proposal?
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When Jack Warwick and his rakish friends discover an infant abandoned in front of their Mayfair townhouse, their carefree bachelor existence is turned upside down! As the Bachelors of Bruton Street try to find out which one of them is Baby Sarah's father, a Christmas house party in Surrey seems to hold the key and scandal is only a tryst away!
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Rebecca, Grace, Hannah, Leah and Evangeline became lifelong friends while enduring the hardships of childhood at a harsh charity school. Now employed as governesses, they care for other people’s children, never expecting to know the blessings of loving marriages and families of their own. But when they encounter five special gentlemen who have suffered their own misfortunes, these humble governesses may become Cinderella brides!
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An impulsive little sister with an insatiable appetite for matchmaking.
What could possibly go wrong?
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A Gentleman of Substance
The viscount and the vicar’s daughter?
Drake Viscount Silverthorne needs an heir to the estate and business empire he rebuilt from nothing. Lucy Rushton needs a father for her unborn child. A businesslike marriage of convenience seems like the perfect solution for both. Or is it?
Lucy blames Drake for the death of his half-brother, whose memory she still idolizes. Yet Drake knows that charming Jeremy was not the paragon Lucy believes. With greedy relatives scheming to destroy their union, will the solitary viscount and his spirited bride realize they could be a perfect match… before it’s too late?
“A nearly flawless plot, well-dimensioned characters and a flame that will set your heart ablaze with every emotion possible!” ~ Affaire de Coeur
The Border Lord's Bride
In a land at war, forbidden love may pose the greatest danger of all!
When Welsh Crusader Con ap Ifan returns to his homeland on a mission for Empress Maud, he encounters the sweetheart of his youth. Enid versch Blethyn is now a widow, mistress of a small border estate. Con and Enid’s passion for one another is quickly rekindled. But will it be strong enough to withstand the old secrets, opposing goals and present danger that threaten to tear them apart?
"Excellent characterization and a nicely detailed Welsh setting give this medieval an intriguing flavor readers will find hard to resist.” ~ Booklist
Lord Rowan's Runaway Bride
Could a marriage of strategic alliance lead to love?
Cecily Tyrell is no damsel in distress, but a bold, determined woman all too aware she is living in a man’s world. The last thing she wants is a husband to master her. But her liege lady has bidden Cecily to wed one of the most masterful warriors in the realm, Lord Rowan DeCourtenay. Rowan is no happier with the prospect of a political alliance than his intended bride. He was wed once before with disastrous results. As he comes to know Cecily, Rowan realizes how dangerous it could be to love her!
"A true testament that love, faith and loyalty will conquer all. Ms. Hale conquers our hearts with this lovely tale.” ~ Old Book Barn Gazette
Big Sky Protector
Two outsiders who might belong together....
When Jane Norris arrives in Elk Bend, battered and penniless, she rouses all John Whitehawk’s protective instincts…and other less welcome feelings. With his Cheyenne band depending on him, the ranch foreman can’t afford to take on any more responsibilities. Since Jane is desperately determined to stay in Montana, John will help her overcome her fear of men so she can find a husband. He doesn’t mean to make her fall in love with him and he can’t afford to fall in love with a woman like her. Will dark secrets from their pasts destroy their blossoming romance…or turn it into something stronger and deeper?
"This book is yet another success for historical author Deborah Hale. It aims for the heart and doesn't miss." ~ The Old Book Barn Gazette
In A Stranger's Arms
Wed to the Enemy!
The War left Caddie Marsh a widow with only her children and Southern pride to sustain her.
She would do anything to salvage their rundown plantation for the sake of her children, even wed one of the Yankees against whom she’s so bitter.
The fact that Manning Forbes bears a disturbing resemblance to her late husband only makes matters worse. Manning has his own reasons for wanting to protect and
provide for the Marsh family. Reasons he is desperate to keep from Caddie. If his beautiful,
inquisitive bride discovers his true identity, Manning fears he will lose the family who has won his heavily-guarded heart!
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