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History with a Woman's Touch!
Don't miss her lavishly sensual tales
of love and adventure.
Lynnford's women are strong, independent, and passionate
as they move through history and make their mark on the
Read an excerpt here.
In my sixth book from New American Library, issued under the Onyx imprint, I
weave the fascinating tale of Drummond, the young cousin of Alex Graham in
Firebrand Bride, and his lady love, Gemma Sinclair. Travel with them to
the beautiful, windswept Shetland Isles just north of Scotland.
On a summer night in the Shetland Isles, during the season of the midnight sun,
a herd of wild ponies runs free . . . and a handsome wanderer meets a silver-
haired enchantress. . . .
THE MAN BELOVED BY WOMEN
Drummond Graham's business on the island is seemingly simple--to purchase wool.
But his ability to charm women and draw out their deepest confidences raises
the suspicions of Gemma Sinclair, companion to the Lady of the Shetland Isles.
Even as she falls under his seductive spell, she wonders. Is the green-eyed
warrior masking a darker purpose for coming to the isles.
THE FAIR ISLE LASS
When Gemma offers to guide Drummond around the island, he questions her
motives. Her beauty touches his senses, and her innocent courage, his soul. But
surely her loyalty lies with the tyrannical laird who holds her uncle prisoner
and thwarts Drummond's secret quest. Despite his doubts, when Gemma faces
deceipt and danger, Drummond handfasts with her. His daring tumbles them into a
tantalizing intimacy that demands his decision. Should he continue his perilous
quest alone? Or should he trust both Gemma and his passion, making her his
bride of the summer isles in truth. . . .
Jani Brooks of Romance Reviews Today says of Shetland Summer, "An
adventure, a history lesson, and a remarkable love story are beautifully
presented in Janet Lynnford's latest novel. The dialogue, with accurate local
dialect, flows so smoothly that it's easy to get caught up in each discussion.
Secondary characters affect the story in a great many ways, but the earl's evil
presence overshadows them all. Excellent writing is the hallmark of SHETLAND
SUMMER. To be drawn so deeply into a story, and emerge later knowing exactly
what the characters look like, how barren and beautiful the islands are, and to
receive a history lesson at the same time is, to me, terrific story telling.
Read Ms. Brooks' complete review of Shetland Summerhere.
Do not miss this terrific tale. SHETLAND SUMMER belongs on everyone's reading
list this year."
Shetland Summer is followed by Janet's Spellbound Summer, the story of
the youngest Cavandish girl, Angelica, and her journey to Scotland to find her
heart's desire. Read an excerpt here
Read an interview just posted in May 2002 with Janet Lynnford at the
web site, Romance Ever After.com here.
First there was the story of Lucina Cavandish and the Border lord Alex Graham.
On May 7th, 2002, hurry to your favorite bookseller for the story of Drummond
Graham (from Firebrand Bride) and his bride of Fair Isle, Gemma Sinclair. Read
an excerpt here.
Coming in August 2002, the dazzling story of Angelica Cavandish (Lucina's
younger sister) and Geddes MacCallum
Still available in some stores and upon request,
BRIDE OF HEARTS
A SEAFARING LORD
Matthew Cavandish returns from two years at sea to discover that a lady of
ethereal beauty has taken his rebellious teenage son under her wing. He soon
rescues this lady from certain death, and she reciprocates with a keen insight
into his heart . . . but vanishes into the night without revealing her
identity. . . .
A VIRGIN WIDOW
Cordelia Hailsworthy can't imagine why anyone would want to kill her. While
she's sparked controvery at court by ignoring social rank at her unique card
parties, her unconventional ways are hardly enough to mark her for death. Her
only comfort is the child she has grown to love as her own--the child of the
uncompromising baron who is now charged with protecting her life. . . .
Kathe Robin of Romantic Times says of Bride of Hearts, "Readers will
be captivated as Lynnford's strong and believable characters make their way
through a maze of intrigue while she allows us to see into their hearts with a
keen insight into what makes relationships tick--those between father and son
as well as friends and lovers."
Library Journal says of Bride of Hearts, "Rich with historical detail and
insightful characterizations, this intricately plotted story skillfully
entangles its characters in a deadly web of murder and political intrigue as it
credibly--and occasionally chillingly--depicts the political undercurrents,
jockeying for influence, and royal meddling and manipulation so typical of the
A HEADSTRONG LASS
Still available in some stores or upon request!
A RUTHLESS LORD
Lucina Cavandish traveled to Scotland to claim a piece of land she
inherited--and fulfill her lifelong dream of breeding horses. Caught in a raid,
she is kidnapped and tempted into aiding the notorious Black Graham with his
most treasured scheme. Though a bold and fearsom warrior, he secretly dreams of
peace along the Scots Border--and shares Lucina's love of horses.
As wild and beautiful as a young filly, Lucina inspires a driving passion
in the lord, whose body yearns to tame her, yet whose heart shies away from the
bonds of love.
Though an unwilling bride, Lucina slowly but surely surrenders to the heat of
his touch--and her unrestrained desire will brand itself upon his soul
forever . . . .
To read an excerpt from this exciting book, Firebrand
Bride, click here now! You'll never guess the key to the mystery
subplot in this dazzling story! If you ask your bookseller to order this book
today, it may go into a third printing!
Tess Gerritsen, NY Times bestselling author of Harvest, Life
Support, Gravity, and romances from Mira, says Janet's Firebrand
Bride is "Lush and sexy. A compelling read that brings the romance
of the Scottish countryside to life."
"Janet Lynnford's lyrical style weaves pure magic
through a story rich with poignancy and drama.
Lady Shadowhawk is breathtaking!"
--Connie Rinehold, Unspoken Vows
also writing as Eve Byron, My Lord Destiny
Rendezvous review magazine calls Lynnford's Lady
Shadowhawk "A provocative tale with
intense characters and some heart pounding twists that leave the reader wanting
more. An effective story from beginning to end."
Other books by Janet Lynnford . . .
Lord of Lightning
(ISBN 0-451-40685-0) is an electrifying romance! The action and
romance go hand in hand . . . from the first page to the
--The Literary Times
"A captivating tale that will hold you spellbound!"
Read how my pen
name became Janet Lynnford
Pirate's Rose--The first novel in Lynnford's
intricately woven 16th-century tapestry of her stunning
Cavandish family tales, a series about the children of England's richest
Pirate's Rose was a finalist in the Virginia Romance
Writers' 1996 HOLT Medallion competition for best first book.
More praise for Janet Lynnford's
"Pirate's Rose (ISBN 0-451-40597-8),
Lynnford's first book, is just the kind of dynamic,
spirited, richly detailed romance I love to read.
I expect great things from this author."
--Linda Lael Miller
NY Times Bestselling author of
Pirates and Knights
"Janet Lynnford captures the lush sensuality of the Elizabethan
period with effortless skill. Rich in passion and intrigue and
blessed with a vibrant heroine and a winning hero, Pirate's Rose
is a delightful romantic adventure."
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Janet Lynnford was on a writing hiatus due to ill health. She is now in excellent health and writing again as of 2008!
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