Historical Books by Kathleen Lawless

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Widows, Brides and Secret Babies

Who to believe?

Olivia thought Robert was dead.  A year-and-a-half later and newly widowed, she comes across Robert’s ad for a mail-order bride.  Seeking protection for herself and her daughter, she goes after the truth and gets far more than she bargained for.

Robert believed Olivia never wanted to see him again, and is finally ready to move on from the heartbreak.  When his mail-order bride turns out to be Olivia, the sight of her brings back all the pain of losing her the first time. Seeing her with another man’s child adds salt to the wound.

Can this couple move past the pain and betrayal to find a new happiness?

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Release Date: June 25, 2020


Widows, Brides and Secret Babies

Rachel has looked after herself from a very young age.  When she witnesses a murder, she needs to get out of town fast, before she’s next.  Desperate, she takes her friend’s place as a mail-order bride out west.

Daniel longs for a wife and family.  Not only is his mail-order bride not what he expected, she shows up with a baby that she claims isn’t hers.  When a bounty hunter arrives asking questions, Daniel’s protective instincts kick in, along with his suspicions.  What is his new wife hiding

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After her husband's unmourned death, Callie Lambert looks forward to peaceful years on her Oregon ranch, doing things her way. Yet all too soon a handsome stranger shows up, a man who chips away at her façade without even trying and turns her dreams of solitude upside down.

Rafe Millar seeks only revenge for his brother's murder, and then he will move on. Settling down is not for him, not anymore. But something in Callie's defiant green eyes and proud spirit makes him care more than he wants to—until he discovers the murdering scoundrel is not only Callie’s neighbor but a rival for her hand in marriage.

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Anora King didn't plan to pretend she was married, but her new neighbors in Boulder Springs leap to that conclusion. For a young woman struggling socially and financially, the deceit has its advantages, until the sinfully handsome new marshal comes to town.

Jesse Quantrill is shocked to find himself lusting after a married woman. But sweet, blushing Anora doesn't act married, and her mix of innocence and feisty determination is irresistible.
No matter how hard they try to stay apart, lawbreakers, riots, and deadly danger drive Jesse and Anora straight into each others arms.

Yet a romance between them would be the town's biggest scandal ever...

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Caught in the middle, spirited farm girl Maddy Winslow throws in her lot with escapee Judson Burke, and embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to help him clear his name. Little does she anticipate the depth of feelings kindled by life on the run with her fugitive, or the secrets he hides.

When the prison wagon transporting Judson crashes, he flees, determined to prove he is innocent of his wife’s murder. The wounded subject of a two-state manhunt, Jud reluctantly accepts the help of the lovely Maddy, never expecting the attraction that grows between them, or what surprises their quest will reveal.

Shocked to discover the identity of his wife’s murderer, Judson feels he can trust no one. Not even Maddy, the one woman who holds his life and his heart in her hands. Until, with Maddy’s life in danger, Jud is forced to choose between the woman he loves or his freedom.

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Dr. Grace Abbot has deceived her father, who believes she stayed out East to become a proper doctor's wife. Now he wants her home, but if he learns she's the doctor, she may lose the inheritance to fund her passion, a women's clinic.

When a wounded stranger shows up at her Kansas City infirmary--with almost the same last name as the drifter she married to get her dowry money--Grace hits upon a wild scheme. This darkly handsome Mr. Abbott can pose as her doctor husband for the visit back home in California. She can view him as dispassionately as she would anyone. Can't she?

Pinkerton detective Dexter Abbott has found his client's willful daughter, and she's given him the perfect excuse to stick to her side while he returns her to her father. But his real problem begins when he doesn't tell her what his actual job is--and when being so close to her inspires longings Dex never expected in himself.

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Taboo by Kathleen Lawless
Secret Seductions, Book One

He was *hers* for seven days and seven nights. And what she did with him would ultimately be considered "taboo".

"Taboo: proscribed by society as improper and unacceptable" The Random House College Dictionary

Author's note: "I wrote Taboo when I was in Jamaica, inspired by the island's lush tropical beauty, warm ocean, and loving caress of sunshine and afternoon rain showers. I decided to write the type of book I wanted to read because no one else was."

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Unmasked by Kathleen Lawless
Secret Seductions, Book Two

No man had the slightest idea of her restless yearnings, her innermost desires....

Aurora Tremblay is a beautiful, headstrong woman with a powerful obsession: Grayson Thorne. Sensationally wealthy and handsome, he holds the key to Aurora's dream. But Grayson has his own agenda for this self-styled Grand Adventuress, who unknowingly invaded a most private sort of party at his remote estate. Soon Aurora finds herself a pawn in a seductive, role-playing game in which cloaked strangers beg for her forbidden touch and temptation is everywhere...until the fiery passion between Aurora and Grayson brings them dangerously close to taking the ultimate risk -- falling in love.

Author's note: "I've always been fascinated by masks and the part they have played in traditions and ceremonial rituals, from ancient times to modern day. I have a beautiful leather one that I bought in New York City last year, hanging on my office wall. Masked or not, people continue to be an endless source of fascination and inspiration for my stories. I hope you enjoy Grayson and Aurora and their adventures in 'Unmasked'."

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