Bio: Laura Matthews has been writing for more than twenty years. She is the author of thirty novels, mostly Regency (as Laura Matthews) and contemporary women's fiction (as Elizabeth Neff Walker). Her love of the Regency period developed from reading Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen. Ms. Matthews lives in San Francisco with her architect husband Paul and their two dogs. Their children are grown, which gives them more time to travel and explore. Ms. Matthews actively pursues her research interests (the Regency period and medical sociology) by membership in her local Jane Austen Society and by volunteering at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.

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A Baronet's Wife
Lady Olivia Fullerton had three ne'er-do-well brothers who refused to stand by her when she tried to rescue Sir Noah Lawrence from a scrape. Instead they allowed her good name to be bandied about, and she was forced, in the end, to marry Sir Noah. Her courage and innocence intrigued Noah, but he was a man who had other pressing concerns. Regency Romance by Laura Matthews; originally published by Warner
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A Curious Courting
Gareth Rushton wants to build a hunting box in Leicestershire. Selina Easterly-Cummings owns the perfect piece of land. But the vale is a reminder for Selina of the difficult time she's had nursing her young cousin back to health. When Rushton intrudes on the cousins' relationship, a merry romp ensues.
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A Fine Gentleman
Was Caroline Carruthers a meek companion to the Dowager Hartville, or the determined young woman Lord Hartville occasionally glimpsed? In either case, he avoided her, because he was sure his mother intended her as his wife. But when a child appeared at his estate--and called him "papa," his denials seemed to irritate the talented Caroline. Regency Romance by Laura Matthews; originally published by Signet
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A Prudent Match
Prudence Stockworth inherited a considerable sum from her fiancÚ, and agreed to marry Baron Ledbetter knowing that he was in need of that money for his estate. But Prudence had known Ledbetter during her London season, and had been frightened by his obviously passionate nature. Now she had to learn to trust this exciting, impatient man--and teach him the value of love. Regency Romance by Laura Matthews; originally published by Signet
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A Rival Heir
Nell Armstrong accompanied her cantankerous Aunt Longstreet to Bath on the understanding they were going for the waters. But in Bath they met Aunt Longstreet's presumptive heir, the estimable Sir Hugh Nowlin, and the older but charming Lord Westwick, whom her aunt snubbed. Nell began to suspect her aunt was planning something quite unrelated to restoring her (perfectly satisfactory) health. Regency Romance by Laura Matthews; originally published by Signet
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A Very Proper Widow
Widowed Vanessa Damery had two young children to raise, a deteriorating estate to improve, and a household full of pseudo-relatives and dependents to placate. She did not need the advent of her late husband's cousin (and her co-trustee in his estate). And if Lord Alvescot expected gratitude for his interference, well, he'd have to look elsewhere!
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Alicia
When Lady Coombs was widowed, she found herself in reduced circumstances. But the spirited Alicia chose to become a shopkeeper rather than impose on her overburdened brother. Unfortunately, along with this undermining her position in country society, Alicia now found herself and her adolescent daughter without protection and suddenly vulnerable to the unprincipled Sir Francis Tackar. Even the kind attentions of the Marquis of Stronbert were disturbing--to a woman who had suffered in marriage.
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Holiday in Bath
Trelenny Storwood's parents want her to marry their neighbor, Cranford Ashwicke. But the young and vivacious Trelenny finds Cranford dull--and positively old (at twenty-eight). When Cranford takes her and her mother to Bath, her view of him changes dramatically, but he, alas, now seems attached to Lady Jane Reedness.
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In My Lady's Chamber
Theodosia Tremere through a spiteful lie has lost her true love and ended up a governess to the delightful Heythrop family. When she encounters her former fiancÚ, Lord Steyne, she is in the midst of a summer-long family treasure hunt. Misunderstanding and sadness lay in the past; would the future hold more hurt--or happiness? Regency Romancy by Laura Matthews.
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Lord Clayborne's Fancy
Most bridegrooms don't expect to be called "an insufferable toad" the day after their wedding. But Lady Clayborne had provocation enough from his lordship, though she had no idea why he had developed the ludicrous notion that she was not a virgin. Rebecca was not content to be a wife in name only--and Jason was not willing to be deceived. Regency Romance by Laura Matthews; originally published by Warner and Signet
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Lord Greywell's Dilemma
Elspeth Parkstone was 26 and determined not to marry. Viscount Greywell had lost his beloved wife in childbirth and his heir was a sickly infant. Greywell was desperate for a solution to his torn allegiances--his diplomatic skills needed in Vienna, but his dread of what might befall his son if he left. Was marrying Elspeth Parkstone the solution--or merely another insoluble dilemma? Regency Romance by Laura Matthews; originally published by Signet
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Miss Ryder's Memoirs
Sir John Meddows was a rake, so he was delightfully amused when he came upon Miss Catherine Ryder swimming naked in her hidden pond. Sir John had heard intriguing tales of Catherine's London Season, and he seemed taken with her. So why did he pay so much attention to her beautiful sister Amanda, and why was he really visiting their estate? [Regency Romance by Laura Matthews]
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The Aim of a Lady
Diana Savile accidentally shot her brother's friend Lord Alma with an arrow, an injury requiring several weeks recuperation at the Park. Since her brother George had pressing business of his own, Diana was left to try to entertain their guest--who could not sit down. But her suitors irritated him, her curiosity intrigued him, her innocence charmed him--and her fencing outfit undid him.
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The Ardent Lady Amelia
Lady Amelia Cameron had been doing a bit of "spying" for her brother. Really, giving just enough encouragement to would-be French agents that they confided in her. Along came Lord Verwood, who seemed highly suspicious himself with his fake limp and the fact that no one in society knew him, to convince her brother to spoil all her fun. Amelia naturally decided to unmask the mocking fellow. Regency Romance by Laura Matthews, originally published by Signet
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The Lady Next Door
Marianne Findlay lives next door to the Earl of Latteridge's York townhouse. Though she has never met him, it was his mother who sealed her fate years before--and drove her from polite society. Now she and Aunt Effie take in boarders and live a modest life, which is soon disrupted by the handsome earl, his scapegrace younger brother, his charming and determined sister--and that vengeful mother of his.
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The Loving Seasons
They were three young ladies just out of school, with good backgrounds and adequate dowries, ready for their first London Season. But gentle Maggie's blustering, autocratic father had a marriage in mind for her--to a man she'd never meet. Lady Anne, cherished daughter of an aristocratic family, could look to any level for a husband, but her choice fell elsewhere. Emma, niece of the notorious Lady Bradwell, was not one to hide her exotic beauty and flamboyant personality under a bushel--much to t... more info>>
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The Nomad Harp
Glenna Forbes played the harp exquisitely. Which was the major reason Philip Hobart had asked her to marry him. And reassuring her aging father was Glenna's real reason for accepting. Everything changed when the naval captain became a viscount--who expected a different kind of wife than independent Miss Forbes.
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The Proud Viscount
Lady Jane still grieved for her lost love, the warm and sympathetic Richard. Stephen Rossmere couldn't hold a candle to him; the viscount was proud and withdrawn, though oddly compelling. Lady Jane had no intention of marrying her aunt's godson just because he was in need of an heiress to restore the family estate. Lord Rossmere had no plans for marrying, either, until faced with the alarming situation concerning Lady Jane's sister. But what were a lady who knew what she wanted and a man determi... more info>>
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The Seventh Suitor
As a prank, five young men, encouraged by her brother, proposed to Kate Montgomery. No harm done, except that it reminded some in the country neighborhood that Kate had also refused the suit of the Earl of Winterton's brother--but then surprisingly accepted a legacy from him when he died in the Peninsula. Regency Romance by Laura Matthews
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The Village Spinster
Clarissa Driscoll teaches drawing, pianoforte and dancing to the children of the local gentry. But she was once the Earl of Kinsford's equal in society, and she refuses to let him browbeat her about her involvement in the lives of his sister and brother. If Clarissa is a tad eccentric, well, the earl is a bit overbearing. Their battle of wills plays out against a sister who sustains a riding accident, a step-mama who is more than eccentric, a brother who has kidnapped a dog, and a cousin whose i... more info>>
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