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Publication Order of Barbary Wharf Books

Besieged (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battle For Possession (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Close For Comfort (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Playing Hard to Get (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surrender (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sweet Addiction (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Enemies & Lovers Books

Publication Order of Forbidden! Books

The Marriage War (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Surrender (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pages & Privileges Books

Dark Fate (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Climax of Passion (By: Emma Darcy) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Mercy's Sake (By: Nancy Gideon) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Secrets Books

as Sheila Holland

Publication Order of Sins Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Prisoner of the Heart (As:Sheila Holland) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Crown Usurped (As: Sheila Coates) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love In A Mist (As:Sheila Holland) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carnival Coast (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen's Letter (As: Sheila Coates) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Follow a Stranger (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lantern in the Night (As:Sheila Holland) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight of the Swan (As: Sheila Coates) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Falcon on the Hill (As:Sheila Holland) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Family Affair (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bells of the City (As: Sheila Coates) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Growing Season (As:Sheila Holland) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows at Dawn (As:Sheila Holland) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Sanctuary (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gold of Apollo (As:Sheila Holland) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caring Kind (As:Sheila Holland) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hawk in a Blue Sky (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Festival Summer (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil and Miss Hay (As:Sheila Holland) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingfisher Morning (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Florentine Spring (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heron Quest (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Arms (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cruel Flame (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master of Comus (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desert Barbarian (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star-Crossed (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duel of Desire (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love's Bright Flame (As:Sheila Holland) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eleanor Of Aquitaine (As:Sheila Holland) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Notorious Gentleman (As:Sheila Holland) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maiden Castle (As:Sheila Holland) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Surrender (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing Hill / A Scandalous Bride (As:Sheila Holland) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pagan Encounter (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twist of Fate (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Master (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frustration (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silken Trap (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Masque (As:Sheila Holland) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forbidden Fire (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Sweet Wanton (As: Sheila Lancaster) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Compulsion (As: Victoria Woolf) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Dominion (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love is a Frenzy (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sensation (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Savage Surrender (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crescendo (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Obsession (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm Centre (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Compulsion (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Music (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Merchant's Daughter (As:Sheila Holland) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Frozen Fire (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fever (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tilthammer (As: Sheila Lancaster) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man's World (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Charlotte's Folly (As:Sheila Holland) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seduction (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desire (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Retribution (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Illusion (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burning Memories (As: Laura Hardy) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abduction (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger in the Night (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heartbreaker (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl From Nowhere (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Fantasy (As: Laura Hardy) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tears and Red Roses (As: Laura Hardy) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dream Master (As: Laura Hardy) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Lover (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mistress of Fortune (As: Sheila Lancaster) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wild Affair (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Betrayal (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sex War (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkness Of The Heart (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Violation (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunted (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scandalous (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Games (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infatuation (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Men Are Dangerous (As: Laura Hardy) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Naked Flame (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Adults Only (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleeping Desire (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woman of Iron (As:Sheila Holland) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed? (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man Hunt (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bride Said No (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Explosive Meeting (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heat of the Night (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Circle of Fate (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whirlwind (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hide and Seek (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kiss of Fire (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echo of Passion (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of Control (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Can Love a Stranger (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
No More Lonely Nights (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desperation (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seductive Stranger (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Runaway Wife (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Music (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rites of Possession (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Pursuit (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spellbinding (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Threat of Love (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shotgun Wedding (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleeping Partners (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forbidden Fruit (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart on Fire (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreaming (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire in the Blood (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Falling In Love (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wounds of Passion (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Body and Soul (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guilty Love (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spellbinding and Dark Music (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampire Lover (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dying for You (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lovestruck (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Still of the Night (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walking In Darkness (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep and Silent Waters (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seduction Business (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treasons of the Heart (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel of Death (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boardroom to Bedroom (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
In The Rebel's Bed (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wildest Rake (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Notorious Rake (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love In The Dark (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Kiss An Earl (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Man Talk Books

An Excellent Wife? (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man about the House (By: Alison Kelly) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatherhood Fever! (By: Emma Darcy) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost in Sensation (By: Maureen Child) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between Duty and Desire (By: Leanne Banks) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Services Rendered (By: Anne Marie Winston) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Expecting Books

The Unexpected Father (By: KathrynRoss) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Expectant Mistress (By: Sara Wood) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riccardo's Secret Child (By: Cathy Williams) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Yuletide Child (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby Secret (By: Helen Brooks) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Accidental Baby (By: Kim Lawrence) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Playboy's Baby (By: Mary Lyons) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unexpected Baby (By: Diana Hamilton) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boss's Baby (By: Miranda Lee) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby Verdict (By: Cathy Williams) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Having Leo's Child (By: Emma Darcy) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Having His Babies (By: Lindsay Armstrong) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pregnant Bride (By: Catherine Spencer) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby Scandal (By: Cathy Williams) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Paternity Claim (By: Sharon Kendrick) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Expecting His Baby (By: Sandra Field) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
For the Babies' Sakes (By: Sara Wood) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Constantino's Pregnant Bride (By: Catherine Spencer) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spaniard's Baby Bargain (By: Helen Bianchin) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brabanti Baby (By: Catherine Spencer) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Their Secret Baby (By: Kate Walker) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Pregnancy Ultimatum (By: Helen Bianchin) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rich Man's Virgin (By: Lindsay Armstrong) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Pregnancy Bargain (By: Kim Lawrence) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sicilian's Defiant Mistress (By: Jane Porter) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spaniard's Pregnancy Proposal (By: Kim Lawrence) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Accidentally Pregnant, Conveniently Wed (By: Sharon Kendrick) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Carides Pregnancy (By: Kim Lawrence) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chosen as the Frenchman's Bride (By: Abby Green) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pregnant by the Millionaire (By: Carole Mortimer) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Italian Billionaire's Christmas Miracle (By: Catherine Spencer) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Di Cesare's Pregnant Mistress (By: Chantelle Shaw) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Salvatore Marriage Deal (By: Natalie Rivers) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dante's Twins (By: Catherine Spencer) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nine to Five Books

Two's Company (By: Carole Mortimer) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond All Reason (By: Cathy Williams) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reckless Conduct (By: Susan Napier) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Tame a Proud Heart (By: Cathy Williams) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mistletoe Man (By: Kathleen O'Brien) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleeping With The Boss (By: Cathy Williams) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Irresistible Tycoon (By: Helen Brooks) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boss's Proposal (By: Cathy Williams) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boss's Virgin (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secretary on Demand (By: Cathy Williams) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Merger by Matrimony (By: Cathy Williams) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tycoon's Proposition (By: Rebecca Winters) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Very Personal Assistant (By: Carole Mortimer) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contracted: Corporate Wife (By: Jessica Hart) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contract To Marry (By: Nicola Marsh) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Business Arrangement Bride (By: Jessica Hart) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lazaridis Marriage (By: Rebecca Winters) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boss's Unconventional Assistant (By: Jennie Adams) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boardroom Bride and Groom (By: Shirley Jump) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hired: The Boss's Bride (By: Ally Blake) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Assignment: Seduction (By: Cathy Williams) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tycoon's Reluctant Cinderella (By: Therese Beharrie) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Prim and the Maverick Millionaire (By: NinaSingh) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Charlotte Lamb born Sheila Ann Mary Coates was an English author from Essex, England. She was born in 1937 just before the beginning of World War II and during her childhood was moved from home to home to avoid the London bombings. She then went to the Ursuline Girls Convent and graduated aged sixteen. After leaving the convent, she went on to work as a clerk at the Bank of England. Not satisfied with the education she had received at the convent, she educated herself by visiting the enormous library at the Bank of England after work and during her lunch breaks. Charlotte would then go on to find a job at the BBC, where she worked as a secretary and it was there that she met political reporter Richard Holland, who would later become her husband. Since she was such a voracious reader, her husband suggested that she should try her hand at writing a romance. It took three days to pen her first novel even with three children needing her attention. While she raised her five children that included a pair of twins, she penned several more titles. For her writings, she used both her maiden and married names Sheila Coates and Sheila Holland. She would publish “Follow a Stranger,” which was the first of her “Mills & Boon” series that she penned as Charlotte Lamb. She would also publish more titles under the nicknames Laura Hardy, Victoria Wolf, and Sheila Lancaster.

Charlotte made her name in romance writing as she revolutionized the genre. She was among the very first authors that explored sexual desire. She skirted the boundaries of sexual desire and this is evident in the aspects of the sexual revolution that are common in her novels that hark back to the 1970s. Lamb introduced then taboo subjects in romance fiction that included aspects of rape and child abuse even as she created dominant and confident heroines. She was also among the forerunners in the creation of the modern romantic heroine who is imperfect, independent, and perfectly capable of leading in a romantic or sexual relationship. Since she published “Prisoner of the Heart” in 1972, Lamb has become one of the most prolific authors in the romance genre with more than 160 novels in the “Enemies & Lovers,” “Barbary Wharf,” and “Sins” series alongside tons of single standing titles. Most of her novels have been “Mills & Boon” titles. Charlotte has said that it is her work ethic and skill in writing that has made it possible to be so prolific. Working from 9 am to 5 pm, she typically pens a minimum of 2000 words every day and at one time completed a full-length novel in less than a week at a more leisurely pace, she usually takes an average of a fortnight to complete her novels.

Since 1977, Charlotte Lamb has been living as a tax exile on the Isle of man alongside her children and husband. She passed on in 2000, in her home on the Island though her legacy still lives on among her fans and the romance fiction community at large. Several posthumous titles such as “Boardroom to Bedroom,” “A Notorious Rake,” and “The Wildest Rake” were published after her death.

Charlotte Lamb’s “Besieged” is the debut novel of the “Barbary Wharf” series of novels. The lead is Gina Tyrell, a woman who had known that Nick Caspian the media tycoon was trouble right from the time they met. He is one of the most handsome men she ever met, but she also knows that he is a dangerous and ruthless man who went for what he wanted. What he wanted at the moment was the company Barbary Wharf, that owned the most prestigious daily in London. He also wanted to acquire the “Sentinel” and lastly the woman named Gina who would prove a complication due to her loyalty to Sir George Tyrell. He has entrusted Piet van Leyden with trying to change her mind since he was desperate to get the paper before it died. But Piet never thought he would be charmed by Sir George’s assistant named Hazel Forbes that was so charming that it was inevitable that he would fall in love. The novel does not emphasize the romance instead focusing on the corporate wars between the established old company that is led by a scruffy and gruff old man and his granddaughter in law on one side versus the young, ruthless and shady corporate raider whose background is little known. Will Nick manage to gobble Barbary Wharf and add it to his many conquests or will the old established order remain?

Battle for “Possession” by Charlotte Lamb tells the story of Roz Amery. Once upon a time, she had been one of the best foreign correspondents though Danielle Bruneille her boss had never given her the chance to gain more experience. He is a man he had known from her teenage years as she had a huge crush on him at the time. Nonetheless, he had mocked her when she gathered the courage to kiss him as he thought she was too young to get into a relationship with him. They had been at odds in love and work since Sentinel is her boss at the foreign affairs office at the paper and Roz thinks him one of the most opinionated and arrogant men she ever met. But then she found herself in some kind of relationship with the man. How had that happened when their clashes at the Sentinel had become the stuff of legend just like those of Gina Tyrell and Nick Caspian at the London Daily. She knew that Gina and Nick’s war was still on but since Nick desperately wanted to control the Sentinel that was part of Barbary Wharf, she secretly hoped he wanted her too.

Lamb’s “Playing Hard to Get” is the story of Valerie Knight who believes she understands what commitment means. She works at the “Sentinel” as a feature writer and has always fought to write what she believes in. She is also cognizant of the fact that getting and writing a good story requires that one takes some risks. But while her commitment to her job is unquestioned, it is not so clear cut when it comes to her private life. She had been the target of a relentless pursuit by the paper’s financial editor Gib Collingwood. She obviously had a crush on him but also wants to keep her distance as she is not so sure she is ready to deal with the results of a dalliance with him. Could she just be emulating Gina Tyrell that had rejected the advances of Nick Caspian the Sentinel boss. Or maybe she was just playing hard to get.

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