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Liz Carlyle (Author) Books In Order

Publication Order of Lorimer Family and Clan Cameron Books

My False Heart (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Woman Scorned (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Woman of Virtue (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Deal with the Devil (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked All Day (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rutledge Family Books

Beauty Like the Night (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No True Gentleman (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil You Know (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride Wore Scarlet (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of MacLachlan Family & Friends Books

The Devil to Pay (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Little Sin (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Little Lies (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Little Secrets (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Love With a Wicked Man (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Earl's Mistress (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Neville Family Books

Never Lie to a Lady (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Deceive a Duke (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Romance a Rake (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempted All Night (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fraternitas Aureae Crucis Books

One Touch of Scandal (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride Wore Scarlet (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride Wore Pearls (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Bride by Moonlight (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Hunting Season (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Liz Carlyle is the pseudonym used by an American author of historical romance novels, Susan Tatum Woodhouse. She was born in Suffolk, Virginia and won Scripps Howard writing scholarship which enabled her to be major in journalism in college. Liz is married to Edward Carlyle and has two stepchildren.

The author spent most of her career working in labor relations and human resources in the automotive and chemical industries. Liz Carlyle began writing in December 1996 and finished her first novel within two months. Even though her first writing work did not sell, Pocket Books publishers were interested in seeing more of the authors work. In 1998, the publishing house bought two of her books and published the first, My False Heart in 1999. In 2003, Liz contributed to the anthology, Big Guns marking her first entry into contemporary romance. Liz Carlyle has five times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards. In 1999 she won the Romantic Times Reviewers Award for My False Heart and also nominated for Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. In 2006 she won Romance Writers of America RITA Award for her novel, The Devil to Pay. Several of Liz Carlyle’s books have been listed in USA Today Bestsellers.

Never Lie to a Lady

Liz Carlyle begins her trilogy Neville Family & Friends with a somewhat uneven novel regarding momentum, but one that every romance genre fans will ultimately enjoy due to the exciting cast- both old and new.

The story introduces readers to Xanthia Neville and her brother Kieran as they arrive in London from the West Indies a place where they were raised. The two own shipping business and Kieran has never been interested in the family business, but on the other hand, it is Xanthia’s whole world.

Xanthia is a hands-on manager, and this involves working out of the London based offices on a daily basis. Xanthia is in her late twenty’s unmarried, and she intends to remain unmarried for she doesn’t want to give up her fulfilling life and hand over her husband the business she has worked so hard to maintain.

But Xanthia has a past romantic wit Gareth Lloyd, who is responsible for the operations side of the business. The man has repeatedly asked her to marry him, but she has repeatedly refused his proposal.

Then she meets Stephan, Nash’s Marquees at a ton ball and the two share passionate scenes on a balcony. But Nash is worried that he is being manipulated into marriage, but then he is relieved when Xanthia informs her that marriage is the last thing that she wants, even though she is very much interested in him.

Xanthia’s interest in Nash even skyrockets higher when she and her brother are visited by Max de Rohan and George Kemble who are in need of a favor. Eastern Europe is headed on the edge of a war between Turkey and Greece, a war that threatens to affect the whole continent. Russia is as well involved, and since Nash mother was a Russian, he is under suspicion especially when a body bearing incriminating documents is found next to his estate.

The Nevilles being new both in England and in the shipping business are in the ideal position to make some wise inquiries. Xanthia is shocked wit finding out the truth but she is also convinced that Nash is innocent, but she must find the proof of innocence to free her man.

The first book in Neville Family & Friends series is a wonderful read. Liz Carlyle has done an excellent job in creating likable characters and weaving a beautiful story spiced with romance, forbidden love and crime as well.

Some of the major characters in the book include Miss Xanthia Neville, an independent lady and the owner of Neville Shipping business. Almost hitting thirty, she is considering of having an affair as she doubts of ever finding a husband. Then there is Baron Rothwell Kieran, her brother who has no interested in the family business. Gareth Lloyd is the family business agent and a longtime friend of Xanthia and Kieran.

Both Stephan and Xanthia had much in common: they are new to England, and both feel out of place and outsiders. They have troubled siblings, have a love of their old homes and are compatible and understand each other. Most romance books feature couples with opposites, and so it’s good to witness a couples desires and experiences mesh together nicely.

The Devil to Pay

The Devil to Pay is the first book in MacLachlan Family & Friends series by Liz Carlyle. It introduces us to our heroine, Sidonie, George’s sister. The two are illegitimate kids of a duke, and his mistress and the two struggled a lot with their identities when growing up. With no father to show her the way and her mother constantly chasing her away to live with her grandparents who then send her to a convent school, Sidonie still has resentment towards her mother.

She flees and marries a sea captain and spends most of her married life sailing across the globe. But when her husband died, she settled in England. She assumes the disguise of Black Angel and punishes the men in power who have wronged other especially children and women. You’ll definitely love Sidonie’s character; she is like a historical version of a superhero.

Then there is Aleric Hilliard who is described as the least noble nobleman who uses and disposes of women as he wishes. But when the Black Angel entices him into her bed, ties him and robs him his most valued possession, Aleric tells her that she will have the devil to pay.

What makes Liz Carlyle books so unique and popular is the use of some her secondary characters in different books, especially George, the scene stealer throughout the many of Liz’s books. Overall, The Devil to Pay is a wonderful series opener it’s a flirty, fun, sexy and emotional read. You will fall in love with the main characters (Sidonie & Aleric), and while their story is somehow different from most historical romances, their love scenes are so intense and full of deep feelings.

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