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Mary Lancaster Books In Order

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Publication Order of Blackhaven Brides Books

The Wicked Baron (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Lady (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Rebel (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Husband (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Marquis (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Governess (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Spy (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Gypsy (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Wife (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked Christmas (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Waif (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Heir (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Captain (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Sister (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Crime & Passion Books

Mysterious Lover (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters to a Lover (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Lover (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merry Lover (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Duel Books

Entangled (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captured (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deserted (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beloved (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gentlemen of Pleasure Books

The Devil and the Viscount (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Temptation and the Artist (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sin and the Soldier (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Debauchery and the Earl (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Skies (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Husband Dilemma Books

with Violetta Rand
How to Fool a Duke (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Imperial Season Books

Vienna Waltz (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vienna Woods (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vienna Dawn (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vienna Wolfe (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Last Flame of Alba Books

Rebel of Ross / Rebellion's Fire (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Constant Blaze (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burning Embers (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lord Petteril Mysteries Books

Petteril's Thief (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Petteril's Corpse (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pleasure Garden Books

Unmasking the Hero (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unmasking Deception (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unmasking Sin (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unmasking the Duke (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unmasking the Thief (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Season of Scandal Books

Pursued by the Rake (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abandoned to the Prodigal (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Married to the Rogue (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unmasked by Her Lover (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Star From the East (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Unmarriageable Books

The Deserted Heart (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sinister Heart (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vulgar Heart (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Heart (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Broken Heart (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weary Heart (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Heart (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

An Endless Exile (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A World to Win (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Prince to be Feared (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Melting the Snow Queen (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Madeleine (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Others of Ochil (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of De Wolfe Pack Connected World Books

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

Publication Order of The Lyon's Den Connected World Books

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

Publication Order of The Marriage Maker Books

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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