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Marilyn Clay Books In Order

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A History of The Water Closet (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
18th and 19th Century English Women at Sea (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How To Publish Your Book on Create Space (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Regency Period Furniture Vol. 1 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Regency Period Furniture: Baubles & Necessities Pertaining to her Ladyship (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Regency Period Furniture Vol. 3 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Regency Romance Books

Bewitching Lord Winterton (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brighton Beauty (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Felicity's Folly (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unsuitable Suitor (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Eliza's Gentleman Caller (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Darby's Debut (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Pretty Puzzle (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Uppity Earl (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hyde Park Spectacle (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrong Miss Fairfax (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children’s Books

Silly Bear's Hearts (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sailor's New Bed (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Kitten Baby Book (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Five Star Mystery Series

Secrets and Lies (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Colonial American Historical Suspense Novels

The Letter (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betsy Ross: Accidental Spy (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Secrets (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Deceptions (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets and Lies (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jamestown Novels

Deceptions (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Petticoat And Lambskin Gloves (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Stalking A Killer (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He Didn't Go Alone (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Juliette Abbot Regency Mystery Books

Murder At Morland Manor (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder In Mayfair (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder In Margate (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder At Medley Park (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Spiritual Books

You Are Never Alone (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Deceptions (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets and Lies (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Marilyn Clay is an American author that writes romance novels set in the Regency era. Before she turned to fiction, Marilyn ran a newsletter dedicated to the exploration of the Regency Era.

+Biography
Marilyn Clay has always had an artistic mind. Even as a child, she read voraciously. And once she mastered the art, she immediately took writing, producing stories about anything and everything.

Despite her passion for the written word, Marilyn initially set out to pursue art and design. The author studied Art and English in college, and after graduating, she became a commercial artist.

For a few years, the author operated her own graphics design studios. She started out small, designing book covers and illustrating textbooks. Over time, as her abilities and her reputation grew, she was afforded the opportunity to undertake more ambitious projects.

She created watercolor paintings which she exhibited and sold in her free time. She also dipped her toes into the arena of fashion, doing illustrative work for newspapers and magazines.

At one point, she got to run her own fashion publication as creative director. She was also given the chance to work at the University of Texas (Dallas) as an art editor. Marilyn’s extensive career in art and design allowed her to interact with a wide spectrum of individuals.

She also believes that the field gave her unique insight into the storytelling landscape, allowing her to master the art of saying so much using so few words. Her foray into the literary publishing arena wasn’t planned.

Marilyn Clay knew she wanted to produce fiction but she did not anticipate garnering so much interest for her Regency era novels. The author’s journey to publishing success began when she created ‘The Regency Plume’.

Marilyn nurtured a love for stories set in the Regency era fairly early on. There were several Regency authors she not only admired but also sought to emulate. However, in attempting to probe the field, Marilyn Clay was shocked to find that information surrounding the Regency era was so scarce.

To be fair, the Regency Era was a relatively short period in English history, so it was hardly surprising that no notable publishers had bothered to explore it. To remedy the situation, Marilyn launched ‘The Regency Plume’, a newsletter dedicated to documenting the various aspects of the Regency era.

Marilyn carried out extensive research to deliver the detailed issues which looked at various elements of England’s most colorful and flamboyant period. The newsletter remained in publication for over a decade.

During that time it attracted subscribers from all over the world, with romance authors, historical researchers and everyone in between looking to the publication for vital information about the Regency era.

The newsletter kept Marilyn very busy. But she always found the time to experiment with her own fiction and it did not take her long to begin writing Regency-era fiction. Though, there are still people to whom she is still best known for her newsletters.

Over the course of her career, she published 96 issues of ‘The Regency Plume’ which she eventually compiled into a book.

One of Marilyn Clay’s most notable achievements is designing the Statuette that the Romance Writers of America uses when awarding RITA accolades.

+Felicity’s Folly
Felicity Rhoades is only 23-years-old but she’s already a widow. Felicity doesn’t know what to expect when she uses her late husband’s estate to house boarders. She believes that the undertaking will allow her to leave an independent life.

Felicity does not expect the boarders to bring such eccentric personalities and attitudes to the table, and she certainly does not expect to encounter love.

Felicity’s Folly, which was published in 1997, is one of Marilyn Clay’s lesser-known works. The book follows the exploits of Felicity Rhoades. The widow starts out determined to make it on her own, which is why she decides to invite an eccentric collection of boarders into her dead partner’s estate.

Her brother does not approve but his protests go largely unheeded. Felicity wants to run a respectable boarding house. But she quickly finds that the task will be easier said than done.

There are people in her life who seem determined to sabotage her efforts. That isn’t even taking into account all the ghostly sightings and urban legends that have some of her guests spooked.

There’s also the fact that someone is digging up the grounds on the state. Felicity is determined to push forward with her plans regardless. At the center of her story is a bevy of mysteries that flow in and out of one another.

Felicity is clearly hiding something. She has chosen to operate under an assumed name which suggests that she might be protecting her late husband. She must also lock horns with Maitland, a charming Lord who thinks Felicity is as stubborn as she is irritating. Yet he cannot deny the chemistry that is brewing between them.

Felicity’s Folly is a blend of mystery, drama, and humor.

+Miss Eliza’s Gentleman Caller
Miss Eliza Foxburn has a problem on her hands. Her family is mired in scandal and it is all the fault of her father. Sir Richard’s eye has been captured by a mysterious woman. The fact that her family is in trade is horrific but hardly the source of Miss Eliza’s fury.

It is fact that the woman is a mere 19-years-old—barely older than Eliza—that has driven Sir Richard’s daughter to raise a fuss. Eliza is certain that the woman is making a fool of her father and she is determined to make him see the folly of his infatuation.

When reason fails, not even Sir Richard can foresee the consequences of the desperate measures that Eliza eventually deploys.

General Ashford Huntley is 38. The dashing officer made a name for himself out on the battlefield. And when he finally returns to London, he isn’t particularly surprised to find so many women throwing themselves at him.

Though, even with his steely nerves, Ashford cannot help but falter when Eliza steals a kiss from him. Of course, he cannot really complain. Eliza is a beautiful woman. When Ashford learns that the young woman is only using him to teach her father a lesson, he puts in place plans designed to teach Eliza a lesson of his own making.

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