Bio: Paula Schwartz wrote and published more than two dozen Regency romances, writing as Elizabeth Mansfield. Under various pseudonyms she also wrote an American immigrant family saga, A MORNING MOON (as by Paula Reibel), and two American history romances, TO SPITE THE DEVIL (as by Paula Jonas) and RACHEL'S PASSAGE (as by Paula Reid).
Paula Schwartz was born in the Bronx and went to Hunter College. She started teaching Drama and English as a junior high school teacher, then a high school teacher and finally a college teacher. She was married and had a son and a daughter. She wrote plays and humor pieces before starting her career as a novelist and shortly thereafter, in 1973, she began writing full-time. Paula Schwartz died in December 2003.
An interview with the author, from 2001, is posted on the All About Romance website at http://www.likesbooks.com/mansfield.html. Some of the details in this bio were extracted from that interview.
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Betrothed from Birth It was decided from their infancy that Tris Enders would wed Juliet Branscombe. Yet, growing up on adjoining estates in Derbyshire made that the last thing that either wanted, especially after Tris had found the girl of his dreams in London and the handsome Lord Canfield moved into a nearby estate. Tris and Juliet each believed that if the other became engaged to someone else, then Juliet's mother, the formidable Madge Branscombe, would finally have to put her daughter's dr... more info>>
A Most Vexatious Viscount Captain Christopher "Kit" Meredith, recuperating from wartime injuries, learned that he had become the new Viscount of Crittendem. All he cared about was returning to Crittendem Grange and beginning a new life in peace and quiet. He was unaware that Caroline Whitlow and her two younger brothers were living at the Grange and that they would be dispossessed when he returned. When Kit learned the facts, he was happy to provide a bequest to them. But Caro was determined t... more info>>
His Woman Of Affairs Jane Douglas had a sharp wit, a brilliant mind, and an extraordinary knack for numbers. As financial advisor to Lady Martha Kettering, she was able to provide for herself, her sister and her mother. Jane had resigned herself to a quiet life in the country, in service. Viscount Luke Kettering was a Corinthian: self-confident, elegant, with a talent for all the manly arts, and a penchant for taking risks. He was admired by his peers, yet his constant requests for funds to se... more info>>
It's a Mother's Duty To Protect Her Daughter Cassandra Beringer would never allow her daughter Cicely to repeat her mistake and marry a man twenty years her senior--even if he is the handsome Viscount Ingelsby, considered by her sister to be the catch of the season. The memory of her own disastrous marriage to an older man still haunted her, despite her being widowed for many years. However, fate and a wet marble staircase interrupted her plans to keep Jeremy Ingelsby away from her only child. ... more info>>
An Arrogant Spinster, a Dashing Rake, and an Unsigned Painting The Girl With Persian Shawl was a strangely bewitching masterpiece that had hung in the Rendell household for generations. Kate Rendell graciously let the dashing Lord Ainsworth view the work, and was outraged when he dared to insinuate that the painting came into the family by nefarious means. She was unfazed that Lord Ainsworth left her estate believing she was little more than an arrogant spinster. But everything changed when she... more info>>