Best Andrea Pickens books

A Diamond in the Rough (Signet Regency Romance)

Andrea Pickens

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An opinionated and headstrong young lady with a passion for golf, Derrien Edwards disguises herself as a boy to take a job as a caddie at the golf course at St. Andrews, but her masquerade is threatened by Viscount Marquand, a handsome English aristocrat faced with ruin unless he can win a golf game. Original.

Sweeter Than Sin (Dangerous Liaisons Book 2)

Andrea Pickens

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Her reputation ruined by one impetuous mistake, Lady Kyra Sterling lives as a recluse, determined never to make herself vulnerable to love again. She has her art and her flowers for solace. And that is enough—until a dashing wounded war hero come to stay at the neighboring estate.

Hoping to heal his guilt over the battlefield death of his cousin Jack, Rafael de Villafranca has come to visit his English uncle. He’s also looking for some peace and solitude in order to turn his Spanish grandmother's historical notes and recipes for Theobroma cacao into a book. He doesn’t expect to strike up an acquaintance with his shy neighbor, but when he meets Kyra sketching in woods and sees her marvelous botanical watercolors, they begin to bond over art . . . and chocolate!

But their budding friendship is soon challenged when the man who ruined Kyra returns, desperate for her dowry, and threatens to stir up fresh scandal if she doesn’t marry him. Now she must make a difficult decision—does she make herself vulnerable again and seek Rafael's help? Or does she allow the past to destroy all hope of future happiness?

Choices, choices. However, Kyra quickly discovers that Raphael isn’t about to surrender and leave her to face the enemy alone . . .

Second Chances

Andrea Pickens

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Allegra Proctor takes a job as tutor to the son of the Earl of Wrexham, a position that plunges Allegra and her new ally, the arrogant aristocrat, into a perilous web of intrigue, family scandal, stolen treasure, revenge, and love. Original.

Devil May Care (Dangerous Liaisons Book 3)

Andrea Pickens

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Left for dead on the battlefield, Jack, Lord Leete, is rescued by an enemy French officer and his beautiful wife. Now back in England, he has no desire to return a life of rakish pleasures. The glittering ballrooms hold no allure, and the last thing he wants is a silly, simpering young wife. With visions of the seductive Camille La Rochelle still bedeviling his thoughts, he’s sure that true love is beyond his grasp . . .

Clever and caustic, Harriet Farnum has always enjoyed crossing verbal swords with Jack. She loves his wry wit—and his kindness and compassion, which he hides behind the mask of a devil-may-care rogue. However, she knows he’ll never see her as anything but “Harry”, his plain-faced, practical-minded childhood friend.

But when Camille suddenly appears in London and Jack learns that her husband has disappeared while being held prisoner in England, he asks for Harriet’s help in unraveling the mystery—and despite the danger to her own heart, she agrees. If she can’t win his love, she can at least win his regard.

Treachery and deception. As they’re drawn into a web of intrigue and deceit, Jack and Harriet find themselves forced to confront the true meaning of friendship, honor and love—but can Jack realize who really has hold of his heart before it’s too late . . .

The Defiant Governess (Signet Regency Romance)

Andrea Pickens

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In order to escape an arranged marriage, the highborn Lady Jane Stanhope disguises her identity to become the governess of the son of the mysterious Marquess of Saybrook, whose growing attraction to her could prove her ruin

Christmas By Candlelight: Two Regency Holiday Novellas

Andrea Pickens

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Two Regency Holiday novellas celebrating the true meaning of the season.

When winter nights are at their darkest, candlelight and the spirit of Christmas can spark light and love in even the most guarded hearts . . .

In “Lost And Found,” a snowstorm strands two travelers at a remote inn. Even though they clash at their first encounter, carriage trouble forces them to join forces in order to make it to London by Christmas. Neither Nicholas nor Anna is happy about the arrangement, but as the journey takes an unexpected turn, they soon discover they have more in common than they think . . .

In “A Gathering of Gifts,” an impetuous riding accident forces a country baron to play holiday host not only to his grieving widowed sister and young nephew but also to the headstrong heiress who lands her on his doorstep. He thinks she’s arrogant and spoiled while she finds him gruff and unfeeling. But as Noel and his family prepare the modest house for a simple Christmas, secrets slowly come unwrapped, revealing that happiness can come in the most unexpected packages.

So come light the candles and celebrate a Regency Christmas—where Love is the greatest gift of all.

The Major's Mistake (Signet Regency Romance)

Andrea Pickens

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After catching his wife in a compromising position, Major Julian Miranda accepts a long-term commission to escape, but seven years later the couple is reunited to discover that their separation was based on a terrible misunderstanding. Original.

Pistols at Dawn (Intrepid Heroines Series, Book 4)

Andrea Pickens

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Eliza Kirtland will do anything to see the man who cruelly assaulted her sister brought to justice—even point a pistol at the notorious Lord Killingworth.

But her mistaken accusations result in grave injury to the earl's nephew. Now Eliza's sister—a noted healer—feels obliged to nurse the young man back to health, and Eliza has no choice but to help.

Killingworth is not pleased with the arrangement. Tensions swirl between the four of them, until new bonds are discovered when evil strikes again and they must work together to fight a relentless enemy, who will stop at nothing to drive Killingworth away from his estate.

INTREPID HEROINES SERIES, in order
Code of Honor
The Hired Hero
A Stroke of Luck
Pistols at Dawn

SCANDALOUS SECRETS SERIES, in order
The Banished Bride
Lady of Letters
The Major's Mistake

LESSONS IN LOVE, in series order
The Defiant Governess
Second Chances
The Storybook Hero

ABOUT ANDREA PICKENS:
Andrea Pickens created her first book at the age of five—a neatly penciled story about cowboys—however she has since moved on from Westerns to writing about Regency England, a time and place that has captured her imagination ever since she opened the covers of Pride and Prejudice.

The Banished Bride (Signet Regency Romance)

Andrea Pickens

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Sent on a secret mission to capture a female spy, Alexander mistakes Aurora for his quarry, unaware that his captive is actually the wife he had married years ago in response to a family obligation and who he has not seen since the wedding.

The Storybook Hero (Signet Regency Romance)

Andrea Pickens

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Hoping to redeem his reputation, Alexander Sheffield--a notorious gambler, wastrel, and rake--heads for the Russian tundra to rescue a young cousin, only to have his life turned upside down by Octavia Hadley, an orphaned and penniless young beauty who has taken a job as a governess in Moscow. Original.