In 1805 three little girls decided to create a “boys club” because boys have more fun. Their childhood was filled with sword fighting, horse racing, and archery. Now in 1815 they are all grown up and expected to join Society. Who will marry such independent and deadly misses?
Trials of Artemis: An independent bluestocking sneaks into a library to read rare Greek texts and ends up with a husband instead.
Jacqueline “Jack” Walters loves archery and Greek military history. In her third season she has failed to inspire so much as one marriage proposal and is planning to settle into the quiet life of a spinster.
Gideon Wolfe, Earl of Harrington, has been avoiding marriage but a case of mistaken identity in the library has left him saddled with an argumentative and unwilling fiancee.
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Athena’s Ordeal: The Duke of Beloin mistakes a Viscount’s daughter for a fallen woman, an error he can hardly afford while trying to divine which of his enemies is blackmailing him.
Sabrina “Sabre” Bittlesworth has practiced the sword since she was eight years old so when a mysterious visitor in her brother’s house offers to make her his mistress she challenges him to a duel, even after she finds out he’s a duke.
Quincy Telford, Duke of Beloin, has hated Viscount Bittlesworth as long as he can remember. Now the man’s daughter is constantly in his path. Can he escape her temptation and avoid peril in the increasingly dangerous game of cat and mouse he is playing with his blackmailer?
Fates for Apate: George Lockhart was sent to the Congress of Vienna with one simple mission. Observe and report on the Prussian delegation. What she hadn’t expected was someone in the delegation observing her.
Georgiana “George” Lockhart grew up as a Haberdasher, one of the girls trained by Robert Bittlesworth to be both armed and dangerous. She has her first assignment through the Foreign Office and needs to distract and use a man she assumes is an opposing agent.
Casimir Rokiczana would do anything for his people. The Congress of Vienna seemed poised to tear his homeland apart and he is working frantically to find a voice with each of the Four Great Powers. In his experience men are often swayed by the opinions of their wives. But the English beauty he has chosen to woo to his cause seems to have more on her mind than a liaison.
Saving Persephone: In 1805 Robert Bittlesworth’s little sister and her two best friends decided to create a “boys club” because boys have more fun. Most protective older brothers would have discouraged such a thing. But Robert saw opportunity. And he began training them.
Robert Bittlesworth has worked tirelessly in the Home Office for years, managing intelligence in the war against Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna. He also executed a plan to have his father exiled. Now that plan backfires when one of his father’s cronies kidnaps the Haberdashers… and the first woman he has ever truly cared about.
Imogen Grant, lately of Boston, has traveled the world with her mother’s shipping company. She considers herself an exceptional judge of character, but she has never met anyone like Robert Bittlesworth. He is either the very best or the very worst man of her acquaintance. Can she decide which before she loses her heart?
Taming Chiron: An unlikely couple is paired at a summer house party. Their budding friendship is cut short by a horrid accident. Will they be able to find love through tragedy?
Charlie Bittlesworth was invited to a summer idle, and hopes to use the time to sell some of his premium livestock. He thinks it a small matter to pay some kind attention to the cousin of his hostess.
Charlotte Ayres has been cloistered in her father’s academic circles at Cambridge all of her life. She feels out of her element at her cousin’s estate, but has never met a man quite like the one she is paired her with for her stay.
Pheme’s Regret: Lady Spencer pleads for help from the Haberdashers to bring her daughter home to England.
Miriam, Lady Spencer, is no stranger to gossip and intrigue. Unbeknownst to Society, she has penned the most famous scandal column in London for over a decade. Before reporting on others’ scandals, she had a few of her own. Now she has to face two of them.
Attorney Nicolas Baudin is a fine, upstanding member of Parisian society. Ask anyone. But years ago he was George Bristow, a young buck driven out of England by scandal. It hadn’t mattered that the accusations weren’t true. Now a case has made those memories resurface, and he must decide if he will help the woman who caused his downfall.
Justice for Sisyphus: An army officer and young widow are falling in love, but each has a dark past they are afraid to share.
Philip Gladstone joined the Army after the shame of leaving Lord Harington’s service under suspicion of smuggling. Through hard work and dedication he has risen to the rank of Lieutenant. After mustering out he meets a beautiful young widow whom he thinks may have feelings for him, but fears telling her about his past.
The Haberdashers Tales are sweet short romances about the friends and family in the Haberdashers’ sphere. Most Tales will be centered on a holiday.
A Common Christmas: A young woman, desperate to have one last lovely Christmas, brings the spirit of the season to the Harrington household.
Grace Ashman has lost everything: her mother five years ago, and now her father and her home just a week before Christmas. She lives on the streets until one kind man invites her inside for a meal before the holiday. What she couldn’t know is that his kindness will change her life forever.
Joshua Dibbs has been the butler at the Earl of Harrington’s London town home since 1809. If there is one thing Dibbs is known for, it is doing things properly. At least until now. Alas, when the earl arrives unexpectedly, the butler is reliant on help from a homeless woman to keep the household running until the staff returns!
Fortune Said: When the earl’s valet falls desperately ill with a fever the household isn’t sure what to do, until one housemaid steps forward to care for him.
Sissy Devonport has known her share of grief. Her family was laid low by a fever that only she survived. Now a member of her new household appears to be suffering from the same illness and she is the only one sure she can care for him without falling ill herself.
Whit Whitman is a known flirt. A clever man who prefers to tease and gossip rather than do anything of substance. To his surprise, his illness has upset the household. And garnered the attention of one woman he thought he could never have.
Sweet Tannenbaum: A young woman needs escort to see her brother in London. The man who can help her is also the one who has been waiting to ask that brother some questions after the Congress of Vienna. Family relations turn sour, but her escort refuses to leave Town until after Christmas. Will that magical season put all their troubles to rights?
Krystyna Rokiczana wants her brother to fulfill his responsibilities and this is her last chance to talk to him before she is a married lady. Their family has a destiny, a future, unless he throws it all away. If she can set aside her own feelings and plans for the advancement of their family, then why can’t he?
Hans Von Rosen has not adjusted well to retirement from service, but the wars, and the negotiation for peace, are over. Now the sister of a former colleague needs assistance. As her goals align with his own, he agrees to help her. What he didn’t expect was to become so enchanted by her. Or to discover she was already engaged to marry another man.
Lord Lucifer’s Disciple: An heiress turns away every suitor until she meets a mysterious foreigner at a masque ball. His kiss ignites her in ways that nothing else has, but he refuses her pleas to elope. Has she lost her heart to a man who doesn’t exist?
John Howards has finally accepted an invitation to one of his cousin’s masque balls. Having always been shy he decides to attend in the guise of his friend from the Congress of Vienna. What he didn’t expect was that playing a role would free him to flirt with a beautiful woman. Or that she would return his regard. After an illicit night in the garden that he regrets, can he convince her to marry as himself?
Elisa Jarvis has made it to the age of one and twenty without falling prey to a fortune hunter. Now her guardian is pressuring her to marry before her next birthday – in less than a fortnight! She needs to find the love of her life, not be distracted by the latest dull gentleman who has decided to court her.