Lively St. Lemeston

The Complete Series

This is the complete boxed set of the Lively St. Lemeston series: three full-length books and an erotic novella for the price of just two books!

“Lerner sketches a vibrant small-town Regency community with clear-eyed affection.”
—Cecilia Grant

Contains elections, confections, and a number of erections…

Sweet Disorder

Prickly newspaperman’s widow Phoebe Sparks has vowed never to marry again. Unfortunately, the election in Lively St. Lemeston is hotly contested, and the little town’s charter gives Phoebe the right to make her husband a voter—if she had one.

Nicholas Dymond, his leg and self-confidence both shattered in the war, is determined to prove to his titled parents that he’s not useless. He’s got to help his little brother win this election, and that means marrying Phoebe off to somebody before the polls open…

True Pretenses

Ash Cohen raised himself and his younger brother Rafe out of the London slums and made them the best confidence men in England. Then Rafe decides he wants an honest life—and Ash resolves to steal one for him.

When Ash meets captivating, lonely Lydia Reeve, a small-town heiress scrambling to get her hands on the dowry held in trust for when she marries, he knows all he has to do is con her and Rafe into falling in love. But did Ash choose the perfect wife for his brother…or for himself?

Listen to the Moon

John Toogood prides himself on being the perfect gentleman’s gentleman: skilled, discreet, and professional. But now he finds himself laid off and blacklisted, desperate for a job. Any job.

His instant attraction to his happy-go-lucky maid Sukey Grimes couldn’t come at a worse time. Her manners are provincial, her respect for authority nonexistent, and her outdated cleaning methods…well, the less said about them, the better.

Then John learns that the town vicar needs a butler—but the job is only for a respectable married man…

A Taste of Honey

Robert Moon spent his last penny to open his beloved Honey Moon Confectionery. Facing bankruptcy and debtor’s prison, he jumps at the chance to cater a local ball, even if it means closing the bakery for a week and asking his lovely shop-girl for help in the kitchen.

Betsy Piper has spent the last year trying to make her single-minded boss look up from his pastries and notice that she would be the perfect wife. With just seven days to make him fall in love with her, she’d better get this seduction started…

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And the first in a related series of f/f Gothics, The Wife in the Attic, is out now! Lady Tassell gets one of Miss Humphrey’s boarders a job as governess in lonely, far-off Rye Bay…

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