Updated February 1, 2010
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Never Say Never...
With her mother’s passing, Alexandra Bolton gave up on love to take care of her family. Now, with the Bolton name in disgrace due to her father’s profligate ways, marrying an elderly squire might be the only way to save her family from absolute ruin. But when she meets the infamous Duke of Clarewood, old dreams—and old passions—are awakened as never before. Yet she cannot accept his shocking proposition!
He is the wealthiest, most powerful peer in the realm, and having witnessed the cold horror of marriage as a child, he has vowed never to wed. But Alexandra Bolton inflames him as no woman has ever done, and she also serves him his first rejection! Now Clarewood—who always gets what he wants—will choose which rules to play by. But when passion finally brings them together, a terrible secret threatens to tear them apart....
Praise for An Impossible Attraction
4 1/2 Stars!"In her inimitable style Joyce presents her unforgettable de Warrenes in a mesmerizing new romance. Her marvelous storytelling, combined with the high level of emotion, makes for a non-stop delight of a read."
–Kathe Robyn, Romantic Times Bookreviews
"Ms. Joyce shines in her latest de Warenne novel. She has a flair for delivering dramatic scenes and vivid characters that fully engage readers. The secondary characters and storylines add richness to this thoroughly enjoyable tale."
—Suan Wilson, Fresh Fiction
"Reading a Brenda Joyce historical is like slowly eating warm, melted chocolate. You dip the spoon slowly, twirl it around, and then grab a bite and sigh."
—Natalie, Romance Junkies
"Dramatic emotions and wrenching choices keep the pages turning in this satisfying historical novel."
"The intensity of emotion is beyond description in this seventh installment in the de Warenne Dynasty series. From the blissful heights of passion to the crushing depths of cruel betrayal, Joyce crafts an unforgettable tale. The characters are a wonderful assortment of ton and trash, and there’s never been a gossip mill more vindictive. Alexandra’s plight is heart-stopping and Stephen’s inner conflict practically radiates off the page. Prepare to lose sleep over this one."
—Sandra Van Winkle, ReadertoReader.com
"An Impossible Attraction resonates with the stirring storytelling and the affecting characters that readers have come to love and treasure from Brenda Joyce over the years, infused with fresh new characters making the offering not only about the timeless triumph of love, but also a celebration of the family in its most basic and touching form."
—The Mystic Castle
"In the absolutely amazing AN IMPOSSIBLE ATTRACTION Brenda Joyce reaffirms why she has remained one of the great historical romance authors for over two decades. This incredible double love story has all the hallmarks of a classic historical romance, characters so finely drawn they come to life on the page, details so rich you're whisked away to a bye gone era, and a romance so touching it will bring a tear to the reader's eye and a sigh when they turn the final page! Brava Ms. Joyce!"
—Pat Rouse, Rouse Readers Groups
A Dangerous Love
The de Warenne Dynasty
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A Dangerous Obsession...
Torn from his Romany mother's arms as a small boy, Viscount Emilian St. Xavier has spent a lifetime ignoring the whispers of gypsy that follow him everywhere. A nobleman with wealth, power and privilege, he does not care what the gadjos think. But when the Romany come to Derbyshire with news of his mother's murder at the hands of a mob, his world implodes. And Ariella de Warrene is the perfect object for lust and revenge...
A Dangerous Passion...
Ariella de Warenne's heritage assures her a place in proper society, though as a radical and independent thinker she scorns her peers' frivolous pursuits in the Ton, fashion and marriage. Until a Roma camp arrives at Rose Hill, and she finds herself drawn to their charismatic leader, Emilian. Even when he warns her away, threatening that he intends to seduce and destroy her, she cannot refuse him. For Ariella is just as determined to fight for their dangerous love...
His passion is worth any risk
A Dangerous Love Reviews
"A Dangerous Love is my idea of a historical romance."
— Talia, Joyfully Reviewed
"The tangle of the emotions in this book left me breathless."
— Coffee Time Romance
"A DANGEROUS LOVE… an exciting, passionate and emotionally charged novel."
— The Mystic Castle
"Huddle up with Brenda Joyce's dark Dangerous Love, Emilian St. Xavier, a man whose
intense emotions draw you close."
— K.I.S.S (Knight in Shining Silver) from Romantic Times Bookreviews.
TOP PICK! "The latest de Warenne novel is pure Joyce with it's trademark blend of searing sensuality, wild escapades and unforgetable characters. You'll find warmth and romance alongside intense emotions and powerful relationships. It's a story you won't easily forget."
— Romantic Times Bookreviews
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The Perfect Bride
A woman without passion...
A childhood trauma has left Lady Blanche Harrington incapable of all emotion, least of all love. Now circumstance demands she marry, and Blanche dreads choosing from her horde of fawning suitors. For one very eligible gentleman has not stepped forward...
a man without hope.
A war hero and a recluse, Rex de Warenne has long admired Lady Blanche. Though fate and his own dark nature have robbed him of any hope for the kind of future such a lady deserves, Rex is determined to aid her--and keep his feelings to himself. But when their growing friendship leads to a night of shocking passion, Blanche's newfound memories threaten their fragile love...and Blanche's very life.
"You'll want to be The Perfect Bride to Rex de Warenne, since Brenda Joyce's hero is the one man who can make you feel like a woman." — JULY 2007 K.I.S.S. AWARD RT Magazine
Messages From Brenda
Updated February 2008
Romantic Times Bookreviews nominated The Perfect Bride as one of the Best Regency Set Historical Romances for 2007. Winners will be announced during the anuual RT Booklovers Convention April 16 - 20, 08
THE PERFECT BRIDE was named one of the BEST BOOKS of 2007 by Publisher's Weekly. Full Article Here
The Perfect Bride Reviews
"Joyce's seventh de Warenne novel is another first-rate Regency, featuring multidimensional protagonists and sweeping drama. Six months after the death of her father, Lady Blanche Harrington must seek a husband to help manage her vast fortunes. It's an unfortunate but necessary duty for the chilly Blanche, who's carefully controlled all emotions since the death of her mother two decades earlier. As Blanche travels to her late father's estate in Cornwall, she makes an ill-timed appearance at the home of a former suitor's brother, Sir Rex de Warenne, catching him in a compromising (but strangely enticing) position with the maid. The attraction between the self-loathing Rex and self-denying Blanche is vivid and believable, developing gradually under the watch of Rex's bitter former lover. When Blanche's repressed memories of her mother's death begin to resurface, a tumultuous chain of events threatens the couple's love and possibly Blanche's life. Entirely fluff-free, Joyce's tight plot and vivid cast combine for a romance that's just about perfect."
— Publishers Weekly
TOP PICK! “Joyce’s latest is a piece of perfection as she meticulously crafts a tender and emotionally powerful love story. Passion and pain erupt from the pages and flow straight into your heart. You won't forget this beautifully rendered love story of lost souls and redemption."
— Romantic Times BookReviews
"There is passion and pleasure in The Perfect Bride. Rex and Blanche are wonderful
characters and I was so pleased to see them find happiness together."
— Joyfully Reviewed
"Brenda Joyce continues her success as a cherished author and provides her readers with
what they want to read."
— Romance Reviews Today
"The Perfect Bride was an absolute delight to read. In an emotionally packed book Ms. Joyce brought two favored characters together in an unforgettable story"
— The Mystic Castle
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A LADY AT LAST
From the back cover
Raised as a pirate’s daughter, Amanda Carre has never been tutored in the finer social graces. Alone in the world, she has never depended on anyone, until fate intervenes in the form of Cliff de Warenne, who rescues her from a mob at her father’s hanging. Now she must set sail for England to find the mother she never knew, and her chaperone is an infamous ladies man…..
He is also the greatest gentleman privateer of the era. Honor demands he see this beautiful wild child to London and into her socialite mother’s arms, and Cliff must deny any attraction to her. Aware that she is utterly unprepared for a debut in London's ton, his only recourse is to become her guardian and champion her transformation into a lady—and find her a suitable match. But with every passing moment, it becomes harder to deny an explosive passion—until Amanda makes her stunning debut and takes matters into her own hands. A lady at last, his heart is about to be tamed...
Messages From Brenda
A Lady At Last has a very personal meaning for me. A year and a half ago my sister died at the age of forty. My answer to grief was to bury myself in work and A Lady At Last was the result. I did not realize what I was doing at the time, but when I had finished Amanda’s story, I was stunned to realize the parallels between her life and my sister’s. Read More
Reviews for A Lady At Last
"The latest from Joyce offers readers a passionate, swashbuckling voyage in her newest addition to the de Warenne dynasty series. Joyce brings her keen sense of humor and storytelling prowess to bear on her witty fully formed characters."— Publishers Weekly
"The latest in the de Warenne series is a warm wonderfully sensual feast about the joys and pains following in love. Joyce breathes life into extraordinary characters – from her sprightly Cinderella heroine and roguish hero to everyone in between – then sets them in the glittering Regency, where anything can happen." — Kathe Robin-Romantic Times
"This book was classic Brenda Joyce, with spitfire heroines, strong sexy heroes, and everyday villains… It was exciting, it was heartbreaking, and it was romantic. You will love it." — Amanda-The Mystic Castle
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The Stolen Bride
Betrothed to a man of honor, her heart belongs to an traitor…
Sean O'Neil was once everything to Eleanor de Warenne—but since he disappeared from his ancestral home, there has been no word, and even Eleanor has abandoned hope, promising her hand to another. Then, just days before her wedding, Sean reappears… but the boy who was once her protector is now a stranger, hardened by prison and on the run.
Weary and haunted, Sean is shocked to find that little Elle has become the beautiful, desirable Eleanor. Though he refuses to endanger her by pressing his claim, his resolve to stay away is sorely tested by the determination of a woman who will not be forsaken again. And when, in a moment’s passion, Sean steals another man’s bride, it is Eleanor who has the power to steal his heart…
Review for The Stolen Bride from Publishers Weekly.
This third volume of Joyce's popular de Warenne dynasty (following The Masquerade) features impetuous and independent de Warenne daughter Eleanor, betrothed to a kind, decent and well-connected Englishman, Peter Sinclair. As might be expected, her heart belongs to another: her step brother and best friend Sean O'Neill, who disappeared from their Irish estate four years earlier. Now, with her wedding just days away, Eleanor learns that Sean has been rotting in prison for two years, convicted on charges of treason—and that he's just escaped. Sean's plan is to sail for freedom in America, but he's compelled to return home first, ostensibly to offer his farewells to Eleanor. Things don't turn out quite so simple: though already in her wedding gown, Eleanor forgets her fiancé and flees with Sean in front of 200 wedding guests. Pursued by the authorities, the family and the in-laws, the fugitive couple navigates a tense, twisting plot as well as the treacherous emotional territory between them. Sean, damaged from his years in isolation, is a strong and mysterious lead, and Eleanor is more than his match; Joyce's characters carry considerable emotional weight, which keeps this hefty entry absorbing, and her fast-paced story keeps the pages turning.