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Publication Order of Blackhaven Brides Books

The Wicked Baron (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Lady (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Rebel (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Husband (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Marquis (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Governess (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Spy (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Gypsy (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Wife (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Christmas (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Waif (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Heir (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Captain (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Sister (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Crime & Passion Books

Mysterious Lover (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters to a Lover (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Lover (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Merry Lover (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Lover (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghostly Lover (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Duel Books

Publication Order of Gentlemen of Pleasure Books

The Devil and the Viscount (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Temptation and the Artist (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sin and the Soldier (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Debauchery and the Earl (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue Skies (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Husband Dilemma Books

with Violetta Rand
How to Fool a Duke (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Imperial Season Books

Publication Order of Last Flame of Alba Books

Rebel of Ross / Rebellion's Fire (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Constant Blaze (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burning Embers (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lord Petteril Mysteries Books

Petteril's Thief (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Petteril's Corpse (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Petteril's Ladybird (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Petteril's Portrait (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of One Night in Blackhaven Books

The Captain’s Old Love (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Earl’s Promised Bride (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Soldier’s Impossible Love (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pleasure Garden Books

Unmasking the Hero (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unmasking Deception (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unmasking Sin (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unmasking the Duke (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unmasking the Thief (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Season of Scandal Books

Pursued by the Rake (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abandoned to the Prodigal (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Married to the Rogue (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unmasked by Her Lover (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Star From the East (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Unmarriageable Books

The Deserted Heart (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sinister Heart (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vulgar Heart (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Heart (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Broken Heart (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Weary Heart (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Heart (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

An Endless Exile (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A World to Win (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Prince to be Feared (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Melting the Snow Queen (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Madeleine (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Others of Ochil (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of De Wolfe Pack Connected World Books

Heart of the Sea Wolfe (By: Danelle Harmon) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
de Wolfe in Disguise (By: Jennifer Siddoway) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Wolf's Lass (By: Mia Pride) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Cry de Wolfe (By: Violetta Rand) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Saint (By: Cathy MacRae) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Rebel, My Love (By: Ruth Kaufman) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked Wolfe (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Duke She Left Behind (By: Aileen Fish) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Wolfe Lass (By: Mia Pride) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Defender and the Dove (By: Rosamund Winchester) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penitent (By: Cathy MacRae) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whirlwind with a Wolfe (By: Emily E.K. Murdoch) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Want a Rogue (By: Tammy Andresen) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cursed (By: Cathy MacRae) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Rival, My Love (By: Ruth Kaufman) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Duke's Scandalous Kiss (By: Aileen Fish) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Tame a Wolfe (By: Jennifer Siddoway) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Lyon's Den Connected World Books

Into the Lyon's Den (By: Jade Lee) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scandalous Lyon (By: Maggi Andersen) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fed to the Lyon (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lyon's Lady Love (By: Alexa Aston) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lyon's Laird (By: Hildie McQueen) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lyon Sleeps Tonight (By: Elizabeth Ellen Carter) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lyon in Her Bed (By: Amanda Mariel) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fall of the Lyon (By: Chasity Bowlin) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lyon's Prey (By: Anna St. Claire) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loved by the Lyon (By: Collette Cameron) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lyon's Den in Winter (By: Whitney Blake) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kiss of the Lyon (By: Meara Platt) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Always the Lyon Tamer (By: Emily E.K. Murdoch) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Tame the Lyon (By: Sky Purington) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lyon's Surprise (By: Meara Platt) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Steal a Lyon's Fortune (By: Alanna Lucas) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lyon's Pride (By: Emily Royal) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lyon Eyes (By: Lynne Connolly) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lyon Hearted (By: Jade Lee) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devilish Lyon (By: Charlotte Wren) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lyon in the Rough (By: Meara Platt) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pride of Lyons (By: Jenna Jaxon) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lyon's Share (By: Cerise DeLand) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pretty Little Lyon (By: Katherine Bone) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tamed by the Lyon (By: Chasity Bowlin) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Courage of a Lyon (By: Linda Rae Sande) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Luck and the Lyon (By: Chasity Bowlin) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Lyon of Fire (By: Abigail Bridges) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rescued by the Lyon (By: C.H. Admirand) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lyon of the Highlands (By: Emily Royal) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lyon's Puzzle (By: Sandra Sookoo) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lyon at the Altar (By: Lily Harlem) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captivated by the Lyon (By: C.H. Admirand) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lyon's Secret (By: Laura Trentham) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Talons of a Lyon (By: Jude Knight) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lyon and The Lamb (By: Elizabeth Keysian) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Claim a Lyon's Heart (By: Sherry Ewing) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of a Lyon (By: Anna St. Claire) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Wake a Sleeping Lyon: The Lyon's Den Connected World (By: Sara Adrien) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Wake a Sleeping Lyon (By: Sara Adrien) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lyon of Her Own (By: Anna St. Claire) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lyon's Perfect Mate (By: Cerise DeLand) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lyon Who Loved Me (By: Tracy Sumner) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lyon and The Bluestocking: The Lyon's Den Connected World (By: E.L. Johnson) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Truth or Lyon (By: Katherine Bone) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lyon, The Liar and The Scandalous Wardrobe (By: Chasity Bowlin) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lyon's Paw (By: Jenna Jaxon) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Marriage Maker Books

Worth of a Lady (By: Sue-Ellen Welfonder,Tarah Scott) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marriage Wager (By: Sue-Ellen Welfonder,Tarah Scott) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lady by Chance (By: Sue-Ellen Welfonder,Tarah Scott) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Catch an Heiress (By: Sue-Ellen Welfonder,Tarah Scott) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Good Gentleman (By: Sue-Ellen Welfonder,Summer Hanford,Tarah Scott) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shameless (By: Sue-Ellen Welfonder,Carmen Caine,Tarah Scott,Erin Rye) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Redemption of a Marquess (By: Tarah Scott) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Scoundrel in the Making (By: Tarah Scott) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Wicked Highland Spy (By: Carmen Caine,Erin Rye) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Lady of Danger (By: Summer Hanford) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Most Unusual Scandal (By: Erin Rye) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lady's Book of Love (By: Louisa Cornell) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brazen (By: Tarah Scott) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bewitching the Earl (By: Lauren Smith) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marriage Obligation (By: Susana Ellis) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rake Ruiner (By: Summer Hanford) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marrying the Belle of Edinburgh (By: Lisa Boero) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Widow's Treasure (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seduction of a Widow (By: Tarah Scott,Laura Chandler) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Maid of Inverness (By: Rose Fairbanks) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreaming of a Gentleman (By: Summer Hanford) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reckless Desire (By: Tarah Scott) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rules of Refinement (By: Summer Hanford,Tarah Scott,Erin Rye) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Heart Worth Loving (By: Tarah Scott) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Scoundrel's Promise (By: Tarah Scott) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Match Made in the Highlands (By: Lana Williams) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Sweet Hellion (By: Tarah Scott) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marriage Maker and the Widows (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Lady My Siren (By: Summer Hanford) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Temptress, His Torment (By: Louisa Cornell) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Unrepentant Rogue (By: Louisa Cornell) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not Another Nob (By: Annabelle Anders) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beasts of Blackstone Abbey (By: Lana Williams,Tarah Scott) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rose in Disguise (By: Susana Ellis,Tarah Scott) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Music on the Waters (By: Caroline Warfield) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beautiful Beast (By: Pearl Darling) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Imaginary Courtship (By: Summer Hanford) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Study in Passion (By: Louisa Cornell) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Scandalous Lords and Courtship(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Midnight Hour(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lord's Kiss(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm & Shelter: A Bluestocking Belles Collection with Friends(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desperate Daughters: A Bluestocking Belles Collection With Friends(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Get Your Duke On(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Midnight Requiem: The Ghostly Hour(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Mary Lancaster is a Scottish USA Today bestselling historical romance and fiction book author. She lives in Scotland with her husband and a small dog with a big personality. She fell in love reading historical fiction books, which she would later relish blending with adventure and romance in her own books. Some of Mary Lancaster’s books feature true historical characters such as medieval English outlaws, Hungarian revolutionaries, and a family of the rebellious royal Scots.

The Deserted Heart is the first book in the Unmarriageable series by Mary Lancaster. We are introduced to Charlotte Maybury, a woman who used to be in the background. She is sandwiched in age between her two sisters, and her stammering and history of weakness make her a burden to her family. On the other hand, her two sisters, Henrietta and Thomasina, are set to marry to improve their family’s financial crises, and it’s not like they have a much better up hand. Charlotte sees herself as unmarriageable.

But while performing one of her many family duties- bringing her younger siblings from school- Charlotte discovers a deserted inn, an intriguing mystery, and a mysterious man. The school isn’t far from Mayburry’s home, but a sudden thick fog forces the family to stop at the local inn for the night rather than drive through the thick fog and drive off a cliff. They discover that the inn is open but entirely deserted, with signs that the family that resided in the inn left abruptly. Soon another visitor comes knocking; it’s Mr. Alexander. Charlotte immediately has to stop feeding her younger brothers and their elderly nurse to play maid to Alexander with the food left behind by the innkeepers.

Her ploy is swiftly uncovered, and Mr. Alexander decides to join the Maybury family to have dinner, being captivated by them (and their hyperactive puppy, Spring) and, in turn, charming them. Later in the evening, an incident occurs when several men, one armed with a revolver, raid the inn. Their intentions are uncertain, but with some justification, Charlotte and Mr. Alexander conclude that their arrival is linked to the disappearance of the innkeepers. When Charlotte hears a disturbance in the middle of the night and investigates, she discovers a somewhat drunk Mr. Alexander in the basement, and they indulge in some mild flirting. The next day’s parting is bittersweet for both sides, but the two are reunited later. It turns out that “Mr. Alexander” is Alexander, Duke of Alvan, and he arrives at Charlotte’s residence soon after she returns; he is due to visit Charlotte’s sister Thomasina.

Thomasina and Alex met during the London season, and the Mayburys are optimistic that he will propose to her. Charlotte and Alex had stronger chemistry than Thomasina despite Charlotte’s efforts to remain out of the way and avoid attention. Alex appears natural and content when walking with Charlotte, her brothers, and the irrepressible Spring, but he is more distant and rigid in the living room with the rest of the family. Charlotte naturally wonders about this apparent personality contradiction.

Alex had a lonely childhood; following the loss of his parents, he was taken from his siblings and fostered in relative solitude by his uncles as befitting a duke. He has created coping techniques to deal with the anguish he experiences in his forced duty. Charlotte has likewise been pushed into a role, although she first appears more at ease with it. Most of her life has been spent away from home because of her father’s diplomatic assignments. She was absent from regular family events due to an undisclosed sickness, and when she recovered, she assumed the position of the family caregiver. Charlotte is reputedly self-conscious about her stammer and some persistent physical weakness from her illness (she mentions at one point having been “lame”).

Mary Lancaster has woven an intriguing novel that will keep you hooked from the first page to the last. Will Alexander and Charlotte find their happily ever after with each other? What secrets are they hiding, and how will these secrets play out in the end?
Pursued by the Rake is the first book in the Season of Scandal series, and true to Mary Lancaster’s words, it certainly kicks off the series with a bang. The text contains witty banter, humor, villains, misconstrued reputations, and intrigue. There is plenty of joy, laughter, and shenanigans as Hazel and Joe fall, tumble, and tilt hastily toward love. Hazel Curwen, with no relatives in England and on her journey to seek refuge with her retired governess, misses the public bus and has no remaining resources. Sir Joseph Sayle, one of the Princess’s past lovers, shows arrives, and despite Hazel’s view of him as a dissolute and immoral rake, she is compelled to seek his aid.

As Hazel arrives to begin her most recent shift as the Princess of Wales’ ladies-in-waiting, she finds a large number of visitors drinking and eating but no sign of the Princess. In the company of the other three ladies, Hazel hides in the Princess’ sitting room, believing their charge is in her bedroom. When they realize they have been left behind, unchaperoned, at an actual orgy, they know they must return home, or at least to a good location, to save their reputations.

Hazel intends to visit her former governess in Essex, but she misses the stagecoach and encounters Sir Joseph Sayle, one of the Princess’ lovers and a known rake. Despite his notoriety, Hazel trusts him, and they go together to Essex, where they meet Sprigg’s children and stop a would-be highwayman. Meanwhile, they are being pursued by the evil Lord Barden, who harbors a grudge against Hazel due to their prior interactions. He would do whatever to make her his and disgrace her in the eyes of the ton. Are they capable of stopping him and overcoming their developing attraction? A lot is going on from the start, reputations ruined, and intense love bonds formed. If you enjoy reading historical romance books, Mary Lancaster’s books should be on your priority list.

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