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Rita Bradshaw Books In Order

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Publication Order of Husbands and Wives Books

as Helen Brooks
Husband By Contract (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Marriage (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Proposals Books

as Helen Brooks
A Convenient Proposal (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Suspicious Proposal (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Expecting Books

Riccardo's Secret Child (By:Cathy Williams) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby Verdict (By:Cathy Williams) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby Scandal (By:Cathy Williams) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of From Here to Paternity Books

His Baby! (By:Sharon Kendrick) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Proper Wife (By:Sandra Marton) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Accidental Mistress (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sealed with a Kiss Books

Dearest Love (By:Betty Neels) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angels Do Have Wings (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invitation to Love (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wanted: Wife and Mother (By:Barbara McMahon) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legally Binding (By:Jessica Hart) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
P.S. I Love You (By:Valerie Parv) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best for Last (By:Stephanie Howard) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to Sender (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Undercover Lover (By:Heather Allison) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tall, Dark & Sexy Books

as Helen Brooks
The Millionaire's Marriage Revenge (By:Amanda Browning) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Billionaire's Virgin Bride (As:Helen Brooks) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The British Billionaire Affair (By:Susanne James) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Treasure Hunt Vacation (As: Helen Brooks) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil You Know (As: Helen Brooks) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stone Angel (As: Helen Brooks) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And The Bride Wore Black (As: Helen Brooks) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Fire (As: Helen Brooks) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cruel Conspiracy (As: Helen Brooks) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Betrayal (As: Helen Brooks) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gentle Savage (As: Helen Brooks) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bitter Honey (As: Helen Brooks) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lovers Not Friends (As: Helen Brooks) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Web Of Darkness (As: Helen Brooks) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knight in Black Velvet (As: Helen Brooks) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Heartless Marriage (As: Helen Brooks) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sultan's Favourite (As: Helen Brooks) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Oasis (As: Helen Brooks) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twisted Cord (As: Helen Brooks) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lace and Satin (As: Helen Brooks) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream Wedding (As: Helen Brooks) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reckless Flirtation (As: Helen Brooks) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Satisfaction Guaranteed (As: Helen Brooks) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For a Mother's Love (As: Helen Brooks) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistletoe Mistress (As: Helen Brooks) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride's Secret (As: Helen Brooks) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Very Private Revenge (As: Helen Brooks) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alone Beneath the Heaven (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man Worth Waiting For (As: Helen Brooks) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Marriage Solution (As: Helen Brooks) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forgive and Forget (As: Helen Brooks, With: ,Helen Bianchin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reach for Tomorrow (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress To A Millionaire (As: Helen Brooks) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ragamuffin Angel (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Whirlwind Marriage (As: Helen Brooks) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stony Path (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleeping Partners (As: Helen Brooks) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Urchin's Song (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas at His Command (As: Helen Brooks) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Candles in the Storm (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Parisian Playboy (As: Helen Brooks) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress by Agreement (As: Helen Brooks) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Most Precious Thing (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Passionate Husband (As: Helen Brooks) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Ruthless Agreement (As: Helen Brooks) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Always I'll Remember (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rainbow Years (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skylarks At Sunset (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Above The Harvest Moon (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eve and Her Sisters (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gilding the Lily (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Born to Trouble (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forever Yours (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beautiful Widow (As: Helen Brooks) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Break of Dawn (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Italian's Sights (As: Helen Brooks) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dancing in the Moonlight (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Veil of Tears (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Colours of Love (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowflakes in the Wind (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Winter Love Song (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beneath a Frosty Moon (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Snowy Night (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Storm Child (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winter Rose (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the First Frost (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Believing in Tomorrow (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nine to Five Books

Beyond All Reason (By:Cathy Williams) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Tame A Proud Heart (By:Cathy Williams) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleeping with the Boss (By:Cathy Williams) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boss's Proposal (By:Cathy Williams) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merger By Matrimony (By:Cathy Williams) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secretary on Demand (By:Cathy Williams) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assignment: Seduction (By:Cathy Williams) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ruthless Books

The High-Society Wife (By:Helen Bianchin) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Billionaire Boss's Forbidden Mistress (By:Miranda Lee) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wanted: Mistress and Mother (By:Carol Marinelli) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Spaniard's Convenience (By:Margaret Mayo) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Virgin for the Taking (By:Trish Morey) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hollywood Husband, Contract Wife (By:Jane Porter) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Billionaire's Captive Bride (By:Emma Darcy) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pleasured in the Billionaire's Bed (By:Miranda Lee) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sicilian's Marriage Arrangement (By:Lucy Monroe) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Innocent on Her Wedding Night (By:Sara Craven) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bought for Revenge, Bedded for Pleasure (By:Emma Darcy) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Millionaire's Inexperienced Love-Slave (By:Miranda Lee) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ruthless Marriage Proposal (By:Miranda Lee) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Italian's Bought Bride (By:Kate Hewitt) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Baby Revenge (By:Emma Darcy) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bedded or Wedded (By:Julia James) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruthlessly Bedded by the Italian Billionaire (By:Emma Darcy) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruthless Tycoon, Innocent Wife (As: Helen Brooks) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bedded at His Convenience (By:Margaret Mayo) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Snow, Satin and Seduction Books

Bedded at the Billionaire's Convenience (By:Cathy Williams) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Latin Lovers Books

The Multi-Millionaire's Virgin Mistress (By:Cathy Williams) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bachelor Tycoons Books

A Reluctant Wife (By:Cathy Williams) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of In Love With Her Boss Books

His Virgin Secretary (By:Cathy Williams) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Billionaire Boss's Bride (By:Cathy Williams) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of One Christmas Night In... Books

His Christmas Acquisition (By:Cathy Williams) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kids and Kisses Books

A Valentine for Daisy (By:Betty Neels) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leonie's Luck (By:) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Ties (By:) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby Battle (By:Shannon Waverly) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dinosaur Lady (By:) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sullivan's Law (By:) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nutcracker Prince (By:Rebecca Winters) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Santa Sleuth (By:Heather MacAllister,Heather Allison) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kisses and Kids (By:) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bachelor's Family (By:Jessica Steele) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby Business (By:Rebecca Winters) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire Beneath the Ice (As: Helen Brooks) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Man (By:) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
McTavish and Twins (By:Trisha David) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Almost a Father (By:) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Chance Marriage (By:) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make-Believe Mother (By:,Pamela Bauer) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farelli's Wife (By:Lucy Gordon) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Christmas Surrender Books

Snowbound Seduction (As: Helen Brooks) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just One Last Night (As: Helen Brooks) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Christmas Virgin (By:Carole Mortimer) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Night in the Palace (By:Carole Mortimer) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Sealed with a Kiss(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Loves Me, Loves Me Not(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
British Bachelors & Conveniently Bedded Bundle(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Rita Bradshaw is the pseudonym of Helen Brooks, a British author best known for the writing of historical romances. Bradshaw was born in 1950 Northampton England to Vi Whitsey, a woman who brought her up under Christian values. She met her husband Clive when she was only sixteen years old and the magic has stayed strong for nearly fifty years. Together they have three children Benjamin, Faye, and Cara and a menagerie full of pets that includes two very comical dogs that would make for a very good episode of the World’s Funniest Animals. Even as the pets, friends, and children they have accumulated over the years leave the fridge empty and keep the house buzzing, Bradshaw loves it just that way. She frequently holidays on the Continent and in the Caribbean but has never once considered moving away from Northampton, where she lives with her loving family. As a fervent animal lover and committed Christian, she often finds time to be at a premium though she can always find time for dinner with friends, swimming, reading, theater or cinema, and long walks with her husband and dogs. You can also find Rita sitting in her rustic garden enjoying a glass of wine while thinking up her newest plot.

Rita Bradshaw’s marriage that has lasted for nearly fifty years is one of the things that she is most proud of. She has asserted that her successful marriage is probably one of the reasons why she has been so great at writing some of the greatest romance narratives over the years. Nonetheless, she has never imagined a day when she would not be writing given that it comes as naturally and basic to her as breathing. She has always had stories in her head even when she was not publishing anything. Bradshaw first realized she wanted to be a writer when she was aged about four when she would read all manner of books that would take her into a wonderful and magical world. However, she first knew she could make a career of writing when she submitted her first novel to the publisher, got it published and got her first cheque from the publisher. While she prefers to write romances, she does not have any preference when it comes to reading as she enjoys all manner of genres from sagas, supernaturals, crime thrillers, and even non-fiction as long as it is meaty enough.

She was a late bloomer when it came to the actual writing as she wrote her first novel when in 1990 aged 40. When she realized that she was approaching the big 40 having never achieved her teenage ambitions of learning to drive and becoming a published author, she knew she had to do something. She would not let the hectic family life and the time she lost with babies prevent her from achieving her dreams. Her first novel was a 55,000 word draft that she titled “Deceitful Lover”. She sent it to Mills and Boon in 1992 and unlike many authors she only got one rewrite request and had the book published on first try. In the same year, she also got her driving license though she has asserted that while getting published was exhilarating, the procedure for her license was an unmitigated nightmare. She went on to write many romance novels over the years under her real name of Helen Brooks, and then penned her latest novels as Rita Bradshaw from 1998. Since she became a full-time author she has sen her life get transformed a lot. Having spent the majority of her adult life working as a secretary, she could now give up her job and spend time with her husband Clive and write as much as she can. She finds her writing career pure joy as she not only spends time with her manager Clive but gets to write about colorful characters that often surprise her. Her Mills and Boon novels have earned her fans from across the world and made her a household name among romance fans.

Rita Bradshaw writes intriguing and sometimes heart wrenching stories of devastation and devotion between two lovebirds who will do anything to overcome. Her characters typically have a lot of emotional baggage from their childhood which is typically complicated by recent tragedies that complicate things for a relationship. However, her heroes are typically men that love their women to death and will fight to the death to keep them even of the women tend to push them away. They take their marriage and relationship promises seriously and will surmount any challenge or obstacle placed in front of them for love. Nonetheless it needs to be understood that the women in Bradshaw’s story have real emotional wounds that makes it easy to give them slack for how they push away their men. Over the course of the novel narrative, the couple will usually reunite and share their love which has become even stronger. Rita does an excellent job keeping up the romance even when the couple is estranged which makes for quite engrossing reads from the first page to the last.

“Ragamuffin Angel” that was published in 2001 is an enthralling saga of tragedy, family secrets, and love. Connie Bell was a twelve year old newly orphaned child forced to work at the grim laundry house in Sunderland. While she is still a child, she has had a life full of tragedy which have resulted in a fierce determination that has made it possible for her to rise above her circumstances. But she is left frustrated when she is turned down for a job as a nurse given that her mother had worked the streets tainting the family name of Bell. Undaunted but bitterly hurt she soon finds another job as housekeeper at one of the biggest hotels in the city and in not time is saving to start her own business. But Dan Stewart enters her life to threaten all her dreams. His presence is not an idle threat as there is a terrible and dark history between the Stewarts and the Bells. Dan’s mother will do everything to ensure the two lovebirds will never be together.

“The Stony Path” is the story of age-old feuds that come back to threaten the love of a young couple. Polly Farrow has led a rough life having been brought up on a small farm in rural England during the tough 1990s. But Poly has some of the best gifts one could ever have – a loving heart and a joyful disposition. She loves her cousin Michael and knows in the deepest of hearts that he would one day be hers. But then she comes to learn that Michael is not her cousin but rather her half brother, having been born from an incestuous relationship between her aunt and her father. The adults soon find out about their relationship and rent the two apart, leaving Polly pining for Michael. To make matters worse, her father takes his own life and leaves her with the struggling farm and a battle for survival. Will she ever find love or happiness?

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