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Publication Order of Brides by Chance Books

In Honour Bound (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knight For A Lady (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Chance Gone By (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Winter's Madcap Escapade (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marriage For Music (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Damsel To The Rescue (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Widow In Mistletoe (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Auction Prize (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disaster and the Duke (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taming The Vulture (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Governesses Trilogy Books

Publication Order of A Lady Fan Mystery Books

The Gilded Shroud (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deathly Portent (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Opium Purge (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Candlelit Coffin (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mortal Blow (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fateful Marriage (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dagger Dance (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unwanted Corpse (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vengeance Trail (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hanging Cheat (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Steepwood Scandal Books

An Unreasonable Match (By: Sylvia Andrew) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Inescapable Match (By: Sylvia Andrew) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reluctant Bride (By: Meg Alexander) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord Ravensden's Marriage (By: Anne Herries) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Innocent Miss (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Companion of Quality (By: Nicola Cornick) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Most Improper Proposal (By: Gail Whitiker) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Noble Man (By: Anne Ashley) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unconventional Duenna (By: Paula Marshall) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Missing Marchioness (By: Paula Marshall) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Counterfeit Earl (By: Anne Herries) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Captain's Return (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Guardian's Dilemma (By: Gail Whitiker) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord Exmouth's Intentions (By: Anne Ashley) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Rushford's Honor (By: Meg Alexander) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unlikely Suitor (By: Nicola Cornick) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sweet Sacrifice (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Deserts (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Angel's Touch (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friday Dreaming (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seventh Heaven (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adoring Isadora (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fragile Mask (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Misfit Maid (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Veiled Bride (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Ardent Friendship (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Trace of Memory (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Count's Charade (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fly the Wild Echoes (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Conqueror's Dilemma (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
For One More Tomorrow (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lady in Name (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fated Folly (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Undesirable Liaison (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silence of a Stranger (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mademoiselle At Arms (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Viscount Besieged (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hidden Flame (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Fateful Connection (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Desert Sands (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad, Bad and Dangerous (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Catch a Thief (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heartbreak Holiday (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Matter of Time (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

What's Wrong with your Novel? And How to Fix it (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Regency Collection Books

with Stephanie Laurens, Paula Marshall, Sarah Westleigh
Not Quite a Gentleman (By: Paula Marshall,Sarah Westleigh) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dear Lady Disdain / An Angel's Touch (With: Paula Marshall) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Lady Love / Four in Hand (By: Stephanie Laurens,Paula Marshall) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Loves Me, Loves Me Not(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Elizabeth Bailey is a wonderful English writer of historical fiction, romance, mystery, thriller, and historical romance stories. She has penned several mind-blowing novel series in her career, including the Governess Trilogy, Brides by Chance series, and Lady Fan Mystery series. Additionally, she has written many single novels, novellas, omnibus, and short story collections. Over the course of her writing career, Bailey has collaborated with different authors such as Anne Herries, Mary Nichols, Dorothy Elbury, Mary Brendan, Anne Ashley, Paula Marshall, Francine Howarth, Jessica Schira, David Wilkin, Susan Ruth, Giselle Marks, etc. She has contributed to the series Steepwood Scandal, working on its book numbers two and ten. Author Bailey was born in The United Kingdom and raised in Africa.

From an early age, she had developed an avid interest in reading. Her parents gave her an unconventional upbringing in colonial Africa and she was exposed to theater at a very young age. After returning to England, Bailey tried her hand at different things before realizing in her thirties that she was destined to become a writer. She believes it was her addiction to the books of Georgette Heyer that led her to write historical romance. It was not before writing eight books and spending eight years in the writing field that Bailey was able to join the stable of Harlequin Mills & Boon. In the later years, she started directing and teaching drama and writing plays as a means to fuel her writing.

When Bailey published her 18th historical novel, she decided to try her luck in the mainstream. Subsequently, she released her novel, Fly the Wild Echoes, in the US and the UK in 2005. It had come out under the banner of Unlimited Publishing in both the countries. This novel became so popular and successful that it went on to be listed as a Booker prize contender in the same year. The book is a whodunit kind of mystery and explores the interconnected lives of 3 women and goes on to investigate their past lives. As of now, Bailey has given up teaching completely. She keeps herself busy with directing for a local theater group near her residence in West Sussex.

In recent times, Bailey’s interest in drama has taken a back seat as she has turned her focus toward writing crime fiction stories. However, she has not given up historical fiction completely and keeps turning in one or two novels set in her favorite period in between. Bailey likes to place her female sleuths in the late Gregorian period and surround them with aristocrats, rogues, intrigue, and elegance. Quite often, she depicted a society where privilege and harsh realities of life rub shoulders. Working on such angles in her stories allows Bailey to cross boundaries with impunity. Even her immensely successful writing career could not keep her content with just authorship. So, she founded an independent publisher in collaboration with Timeless Books and launched it on the Lulu site.

Besides this, Bailey also manages an assessment & critique service for authors. It can be rightly said about her that she has her hands full all the time. Bailey feels her life fall somewhere between horribly enthusiastic and dry & dull. She is of the opinion that life always throws people around and they keep struggling to stay on top while trying to cherish their dreams. Bailey considers herself lucky to have come across a few paths that have given her immense satisfaction. Throughout her life, her paths of teaching, writing, directing, and acting have crossed each other, thereby honing her skills and deepening her interest as time went by.

Author Bailey thinks she was privileged to have worked with a few wonderfully artistic people. She also thinks she was fortunate to come to find publishers that trusted her abilities and put faith in her writing skills. They motivated her to keep going. Bailey doesn’t believe that a person achieves everything alone. So, it gives her immense pleasure to see her fellow writers bloom and succeed. Just like all other novelists, she too always aims to invent a new world and persuade her readers to put their belief in it and live it for some time.

A wonderful novel series written by author Elizabeth Bailey is called A lady Fan Mystery series. It began in 1992 and features multiple successful titles. Every title of this series features the chief protagonist in the role of Ottilia Draycott. She is depicted as a young companion to Lady Polbrook and assists in carrying out murder investigations. Author Bailey has set the plots in Regency England, especially in the late 18th century. Some essential characters other than Ottilia Draycott mentioned in the series include Emily Fanshawe, Randal Fanshawe, Lord Francis, Sir Joslin Cadel, Tamasine Roy, Lady Wem, Daniel Wem, and several others. The debut book of this intriguing mystery series is entitled ‘The Gilded Shroud’. It was released in 1992 by the Sapere Books publication. It takes place in London in 1789. Initially, it is mentioned that Emily Fanshawe, the Polbrook Marchioness, is found dead in her bed and all those present in the grand Hanover Square house become possible suspects.

Randal Fanshawe, Emily’s husband, ran away at night and is considered to be the prime suspect. The younger son of the Fanshawe family, Lord Francis, begins investigating the case of his mother’s murder on his own. When Ottilia Draycott comes to stay in his house as a lady’s companion, he forms an unlikely bond with her. Together, they continue the murder investigation and go on to unravel the untouched corners of their heart. The second volume of his mystery series is called ‘The Deathly Portent’. It was also published by Sapere Books in 2012. This book opens by showing that Lady Ottilia Fanshawe and Lord Francis are passing by the Witherly village when their coach faces a problem and breaks down, leaving them stranded.

Ottilia decides to utilize the time in doing something productive and becomes excited to know that a murder has taken place in the village. She sets out to investigate the murder while her coach is being repaired. Lord Francis is also intrigued to know that a young woman had predicted the Blacksmith’s gruesome death and he was murdered in exactly the same manner. Now, the villagers have labeled her as a witch, but she prefers to call herself the one who can see the future. Lady Ottilia thinks there is something sinister at play and doesn’t rest before she has unraveled the mystery and caught the murder culprit.

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