Box Set Ducal Encounters Series 1
Updated October 2020
At the Duke’s Discretion
Crista flees to her uncle’s village close to Winchester, pursued by the villains who murdered her father.
Lord Amos Sheridan is astounded when Crista becomes implicated in treasonous acts. With the backing of his brother, the Duke of Winchester, Amos and Crista launch a daring scheme to expose the identities of those prepared to betray their country for personal gain.
Dangerously close to falling in love with Amos, Crista reminds herself that he is a duke’s heir and she a nobody with a criminal past…
With the Duke’s Approval
Lady Annalise Sheridan, sister to the Duke of Winchester, is determined to make an impression upon Clarence Vaughan, the Earl of Romsey, but is instead abducted from a society ball.
Annalise outwits her captors, leaving Clarence and her brothers to retaliate while she redoubles her efforts to make Clarence fall in love with her, unwittingly causing more problems for her intended that put his life at risk.
Can two such diametrically opposed characters ever find happiness together…
Portrait of a Duke
Lord Vincent Sheridan, the Duke of Winchester’s brother, rescues eight-year-old twins from a brawl and returns them to their aunt, Niamh Trafford, whose grandfather, the famous Irish portraitist, has taken a tumbledown estate close to the duke’s country seat.
Drawn into the Sheridan’s elite circle, Nia admits to Vince that someone is faking Trafford portraits, exploiting her grandfather’s diminished mental state for their own gain.
Vince and Nia use Trafford’s portrait of the duke as bait to uncover the identity of the forger. In so doing, Nia and the twins fall foul of a ruthless individual who will stop at nothing to exact revenge against the Trafford family. Vince is equally determined to save the woman he has fallen deeply in love with. Will he be in time…
For the Duke’s Pleasure
Civil unrest in the north of England spreads gradually south. The Duke of Winchester enlists the help of Adam Pengelly to discover the identity of the agitators’ ringleaders.
Lady Portia, the duke’s younger sister, is enthralled by Adam’s falcons and attracted to the man himself. When she overhears him agree to a clandestine meeting on a secluded part of the estate she follows him; with catastrophic results she could not have foreseen.
Adam is perilously close to developing feelings for a lady who is out of his class. Besides, his heart already belongs to another…
In the Duke’s Estimation
Lady Katrina Heston has spent her life living abroad. Permitted to travel to London for part of the season beneath Lady Frankie St. John’s chaperonage, she’s determined to enjoy herself before marrying the man her father has chosen for her.
Lord Nathaniel Sheridan, the Duke of Winchester’s youngest brother, is enchanted by Katrina’s lively personality and horrified to learn that her father has promised her to a dullard like Brown. Convinced that Brown has manipulated Heston, Nate delves deeper into that gentleman’s affairs, with shocking results.
Can Nate save Katrina from a highly unsuitable marriage without creating a scandal or threatening the life of the lady he’s come to adore…
Captivating the Duke
Zachary Sheridan, the Duke of Winchester, discovers that his father’s life was saved from a youthful misadventure by his friend Euston. In gratitude, Winchester signed a document promising his heir in marriage to Euston’s daughter. Both men are dead, but Euston’s widow is determined that Zach will honour the agreement.
Zach doubts the validity of the document but cannot chance dishonouring his family by challenging the claim and risking a breach of promise case.
Frankie St John, Zach’s alluring neighbour, is being blackmailed by her brother-in-law. He possesses a document which would ruin her if its contents were to be made public.
Can Zach and Frankie find a way through this web of intrigue, save the Sheridan family name and find the happiness they so richly deserve …