M. C. Beaton

M. C. Beaton is the pen name of bestselling novelist Marion Chesney. She is a prolific writer of historical romances and small village mysteries. Born in Scotland, the author began her writing career as a fiction buyer for a Glasgow bookstore and has worked as a theater critic, newspaper reporter, and editor.

The author has written under various names, most notably as M. C. Beaton for her Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series. She also has written under the names Sarah Chester, Helen Crampton, Ann Fairfax, Marion Gibbons, Jennie Tremaine, and Charlotte Ward.

The author lived in the United States, but now splits her time between the Cotswolds, England and Paris, France.

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Miss Fiona's Fancy

The Misses Penelope Yarwood, Euphemia Perkins, and Letitia Helmsdale all smugly informed her that the Marquess of Cleveden was at once the most eligible and the most elusive catch in the London marriage mart. Society’s most dazzling beauties had failed to win him over yet, and a newcomer like Fiona didn’t stand a ghost of a chance of having him look at her twice. That was all that fiery-tempered Fiona needed to hear, and she bet - far more wealth than she possessed - that she would snare the maddeningly elusive marquess before the season’s end. Now Fiona faced the risk of losing a wager she could not repay - and more, the even greater danger of losing her heart…
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His Lordship's Pleasure

Annabelle Carruthers could only dream of being kissed by a man as dashing as Lord Darkwood. She remained locked in misery - married to a rakish drunk who gambled their lives into financial and social ruin. His sudden death - and rumors of spies and treachery - only made matters worse. Burdened with gambling debts, Annabelle feared she was on her way to the poorhouse. The only solution Annabelle could see was to offer herself up as mistress to the mysterious Lord Darkwood! Darkwood, however, was too much of a gentleman to take advantage of a lady such as Annabelle. Still, he was quite interested in rumors of her husband’s espionage - a curiosity that would soon place them both in grave danger…
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Penelope

Penelope - golden-haired, azure-eyed, fresh from the county - has stolen the heart of the most desirable Earl of Hestleton. Rich, startlingly handsome, he is the most eligible lord in the realm. He had planned to toy with her affections then toss her to the bon ton, but when the Earl discovers that he is a pawn in Penelope’s Aunt Augusta’s social-climbing scheme, he begins to doubt Penelope’s true love. Can the belle keep her beau or will her aunt’s ambitious plans force Penelope to flee?
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