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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 backlist titles.

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An impulsive little sister with an insatiable appetite for matchmaking. What could possibly go wrong?

Cupid Goes to Gretna

Title: Scandal on His Doorstep

Could a pretend elopement end in a real wedding?

Incorrigible matchmaker Ivy Greenwood is desperate to reunite her lovelorn brother with his divine mistress. To do so, she must first persuade handsome but unromantic scientist Oliver Armitage to be her accomplice in a daring elopement!

"A fun trip will be had by all as the journey gets closer to Gretna Green and Deborah Hale delights and amuses fans with her light, sweet tale." ~ Romance Reviews Today

 

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Lady Lyte's Little Secret

Will a wealthy widow rediscover love with the father of her unborn child?

When Thorn Greenwood and Felicity Lyte try to prevent his irrepressible younger sister from eloping with her bookish nephew, sparks soon fly, reigniting their passionate romance. But the beautiful Lady Lyte is keeping a secret that could threaten their newfound happiness.

"...this lighthearted romp will keep readers decidedly amused even as they revel in Hale's absorbing style..” ~ Midwest Book Review

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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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A Gentleman of Substance

Title: The 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

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The Border Lord's Bride

Title: The Gentleman of Substance

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

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Lord Rowan's Runaway Bride

Title: The Gentleman of Substance

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

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Big Sky Protector

Title: Scandal on His Doorstep

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

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In A Stranger's Arms

Title: 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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