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Juliet Landon

Historical fiction by Juliet Landon (pseudonym)

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The Golden Lure

Set in York in 1350 at a time when precious gold embroidery was at its best. An innocent young embroiderer is bartered by her brother in return for much-needed funds, but love comes at a price.

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Published: 1995
Publisher: Mills & Boon

A knight in Waiting

The 1350s, the Yorkshire Dales, two wealthy neighbours and a story of intrigue, betrayal and conflicting emotions. A heart-wrenching story of a woman longing for motherhood and affection.

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Published: 1995
Publisher: Mills & Boon

The Knight, the Knave and the Lady

The 1350s at Thorsgeld Castle is the setting for the love-hate relationship between the heroine, the lord of the castle, and the mischief-making sister. Knaves are thick on the ground.

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Published: 1996
Publisher: Mills & Boon

The Goldsmith Jewel

A tale set in York in 1360, telling of a family of goldsmiths and the stormy marriage of Oriane to the local lord of the manor, an ex-soldier who finds it difficult to express his love.

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Published: 1998
Publisher: Mills & Boon

The Passionate Pilgrim

Set in 1359 in Canterbury, where the young widow of a tapestry-maker goes on a pilgrimage to Winchester via the royal palaces in the company of a man who has had her interests at heart for some time.

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Published: 1999
Publisher: Mills & Boon

The Maiden's Abduction

Scarborough, on the east coast of England in 1476, thence to the medieval city of Bruges in Flanders from where attempts are made to rescue her, much against her will. Merchants, morals and mayhem!

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Published: 2000
Publisher: Mills & Boon

A Most Unseemly Summer

The story of a handsome and talented young architect in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, a fiesty young woman who gets under his feet, and the added complications of the former occupants of a renovated abbey.

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Published: 2001
Publisher: Mills & Boon

The Knight's Conquest

A story of jousting and tournaments in the 1350s, danger, decisions and desires. Set in Derbyshire and London, the wounded hero needs all the medical attention he can get from the passionate young daughter of his friend.

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Published: 2003
Publisher: Mills & Boon

One Night in Paradise

Set on Paradise Road in Richmond, Surrey, in 1575, the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. (It is here that the Harlequin, Mills & Boon offices were situated until 2016 when they moved to their London address.) The heroine and her would-be lover follow the queen’s progress to Kenilworth Castle and back again via a very different route. She learns many lessons on the way.

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Published: 2003
Publisher: Mills & Boon

The Widow's Bargain

A Scottish story of 1319 in which a young mother tries to defend both her castle and her honour. The bargain she makes to save her son from the invaders is not at all what she intended.

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Published: 2004
Publisher: Mills & Boon

The Bought Bride

A story set during the conflict between the English and their new Norman conquerors in York, in the year 1088. Citizens can no longer expect to hold onto their land, nor indeed to anything else. Lady Rhoese of York is no exception.

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Published: 2005
Publisher: Mills & Boon

His Duty, Her Destiny

Set in 1473 in medieval London, the hero and heroine have known each other since childhood. But the years have changed them both and he is now no longer her hero, and her defiance has become his challenge. He is not used to losing.

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Published: 2006
Publisher: Mills & Boon

The Warlord's Mistress

Conflict between the conquering Romans and the fierce Celts in northern England (near Hadrian’s Wall), an outcast woman who manages a high-class brothel, and an army captain intent on seeking-out informants create a web of intrigue in the earliest years of Britain’s history.

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Published: 2006
Publisher: Mills & Boon

A Scandalous Mistress

This story of a beautiful widow and her niece is the first of Juliet Landon’s Regency series. Living on Paradise Road in Richmond, Surrey (see One Night in Paradise) in the early 1800s, they encounter two aristocratic brothers whose interest in them is both exciting and inconvenient. Scandal was exactly what Lady Amelie Chester was trying to escape from.

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Published: 2006
Publisher: Mills & Boon

Dishonour and Desire

Another Regency Paradise Road story concerning the niece's part in a dishonourable deal to save her father’s skin. The wealthy rake who offers for her is, however, the only kind of man to complement both her wild side and her vocal talents.

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Published: 2007
Publisher: Mills & Boon

The Rake's Unconventional Mistress

A Regency story involving the younger brother (see Scandalous Mistress) and his discovery of a most unusual mistress of a seminary for young ladies in Richmond. Her disapproval of him is a welcome change from the usual female adoration, and his help with her book-publisher adds a delightful twist to the plot.

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Published: 2008
Publisher: Mills & Boon

Marrying the Mistress

A winter’s tale set in Regency York with the recently-bereaved mistress of a twin. Apparently, she must marry or lose control of her young illigitimate son. But all was not as it seemed, and her family were in grave danger, too. As the owner of a milliner’s shop, there was a limit to what she would accept for the sake of her son’s future.

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Published: 2008
Publisher: Mills & Boon

Scandalous Innocent

This is a two-part story of two women linked by a common ancestry, the first in 1676, and the second in 1803, both set in Richmond, Surrey, both with close links to Ham House, a National Trust property. Both heroines had painful memories that prevented them from accepting help when it was offered, and it was through the occupants of Ham House and two very determined men that their desires were at last recognised and fulfilled.

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Published: 2010
Publisher: Mills & Boon

Mistress Masquerade

A Regency story in which the Prince Regent himself takes a part. A wealthy but disenchanted widow, a family split apart, and the Prince’s own art-dealer are some of the characters involved in this devious plot that takes us around the Brighton Pavilion and back to London, and beyond.

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Published: 2012
Publisher: Mills & Boon

Betrayed, Betrothed and Bedded

Set amongst the intrigues of the Tudor Court, the game played by Henry VIII with his mistresses is a dangerous one, particularly for those reluctant to become involved. Ambition, ruthlessness and desire are pitted against the need for protection, and the deceits required to stay safe become vitally important as Anna of Cleves struggles for survival. The heroine is caught up in Henry’s machinations.

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Published: 2014
Publisher: Mills & Boon

Coming Soon

Taming the Tempestuous Tudor

Taming the Tempestuous Tudor is the story of Henrietta Raemon (known as Etta), illegitimate daughter of Henry VIII and half-sister to Queen Elizabeth. Brought up by step-parents (featured in Betrayed, Betrothed and Bedded), Etta is determined to attend the royal court with or without her prosperous merchant husband. But the attractions of court turn perilous when Etta's resemblance to the new Queen make her some powerful enemies, and her husband is in danger of being ensnared in more ways than one. She must conquer her pride... and surrender to her fate.

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Published: 2016
Publisher: Mills & Boon
ISBN: 978-0-373-30745-6