Rita Bradshaw Books In Order

Publication Order of Husbands and Wives Books

Husband by Contract (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Marriage (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Proposals Books

A Convenient Proposal (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Suspicious Proposal (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Treasure Hunt Vacation (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil You Know (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stone Angel (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cruel Conspiracy (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gentle Savage (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Fire (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Betrayal (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And the Bride Wore Black (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Heartless Marriage (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knight in Black Velvet (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sultan's Favourite (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Web of Darkness (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lovers Not Friends (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Oasis (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lace and Satin (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twisted Cord (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Marriage Solution (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For a Mother's Love (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reckless Flirtation (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Satisfaction Guaranteed (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride's Secret (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alone Beneath the Heaven (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man Worth Waiting For (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Very Private Revenge (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistletoe Mistress (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reach for Tomorrow (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress to a Millionaire (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ragamuffin Angel (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stony Path (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Whirlwind Marriage (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleeping Partners (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Urchin's Song (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas at His Command (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Candles in the Storm (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Most Precious Thing (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Passionate Husband (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Always I'll Remember (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Ruthless Agreement (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
Break of Dawn (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beautiful Widow (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Italian's Sights (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 (2017) 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.

“The Stony Path” 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.

“Ragamuffin Angel” 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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