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About Victoria Alexander

BELIEVE
THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
HER HIGHNESS, MY WIFE
THE HUSBAND LIST
THE LADY IN QUESTION
LET IT BE LOVE
A LITTLE BIT WICKED
LOVE WITH THE PROPER HUSBAND
THE MARRIAGE LESSON
ONE MAGIC MOMENT
PARADISE BAY
THE PERFECT WIFE
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
THE PRINCE'S BRIDE
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
PROMISES TO KEEP
THE PURSUIT OF MARRIAGE
SECRETS OF A PERFECT NIGHT
SECRETS OF A PROPER LADY
SHAKESPEARE AND THE THREE KINGS
THE WEDDING BARGAIN
WHAT A LADY WANTS
WHEN WE MEET AGAIN
A VISIT FROM ST NICHOLAS
YESTERDAY AND FOREVER



Believe
Copyright © 1998
by Victoria Alexander
Leisure Love Spell
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She didn't believe in white knights, myths or magic until a wizard's wrath landed her in a place that never existed ... with a man who couldn't be real. — from the jacket

Believe is an outstanding read from page one. The whole tale is unique and interesting, infused with humor and philosophical ideals. The characters are bold and vibrant, leaving a vivid impression on the reader and making us believe that love can conquer all." — Rendezvous

The writing is witty, with a wonderful mix of modern and medieval. Fast-paced and fun, this time travel gives you the best of both worlds and characters that YOU’LL believe in. If you've never picked up one of Ms Alexander’s books, run to get a copy of Believe. If you don't, you're missing a great read!" — Old Book Barn Gazette

Believe takes a fun, lighthearted look at a familiar legend and gives it a new spin. But beyond the fantasy, this is a story of a woman learning about belief, faith, and trust on her own personal journey. A delightful new book in the magical Love Spell line!" — Bookbug on the Web

Funny. Enjoyable. Magical. Ms Alexander breathes new life into the legend of Sir Galahad, turning it into a fast paced, rip-roaring, wildly romantic adventure!" — Romantic Times

Victoria Alexander is one of the great writers of time travel romance and her newest work, the rewriting of the legend of Sir Galahad, is a gutsy and brilliant work of art. The story line is crisp, action-paced, and invigorates the Arthurian mythos. The lead protagonists do not need a wizard to be considered a magical couple. Merlin and the other support players are well drawn and add to the fast-moving novel. Fans of the time travel romance, the Arthur legend, and Medieval romances will Believe that they are partaking in the making of a new legend, Alexander the Great! — Harriet Klausner, Affaire De Coeur

Ms Alexander not only gets us to "believe" in magic, she does it with grace and with just the right touch of finesse. Splendid! — Bell, Book and Candle


The Emperor's New Clothes
Copyright © 1997
by Victoria Alexander
Love Spell
How to Buy

Ophelia Kendrake has a gift for gambling and a talent for the theater. It's only natural that she jumps at the chance to masquerade as a Countess to make a fortune. Tyler Matthews just wants to ranch, but Dead End, Wyoming needs a mayor and he's it. Who better to escort the lovely countess than the mayor? Escorting is one thing. Seduction is quite another. Or is it? And just who is seducing whom ...? — from the jacket


Her Highness, My Wife
Copyright © 2002
by Victoria Alexander
Avon Books
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Once upon a time a dashing lord lost his heart to a lovely princess who vanished without a w ord.
Now she's back.
But will her secrets bring them together at last or tear them apart forever? — from the jacket

Polished and delightful, this duel of words, wit and hearts between a princess on a quest and an aristocratic balloonist fallen on hard times sparkles with humor even as the romance sizzles. — Publishers Weekly, starred review


The Husband List
Copyright © 2000
by Victoria Alexander
Avon Books
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A lovely widow discovers the man at the top of her list has more to offer than expected but on his terms only.
A mysterious lord finds the key to his lady's heart might not be held by a man at the top of her list but someone closer to the bottom.
There's a fortune at stake in a game of secrets and desires where love is the ultimate prize. — from the jacket

Victoria Alexander's The Husband List is a enchanting romantic romp that is sure to enthrall fans of regency romance. Ms Alexander definitely knows how to create a lively and cheerful tale of love while continuing to present her fans with excellence. — Elena Channing, Heart Rate Reviews

Warm, witty and wise. The Husband List shines! — Julia Quinn, author of The Duke and I

Victoria Alexander pens a delightful tale of Regency England that will enthrall readers from beginning to end and have them clamoring for more. — Carla Arpin, Romance Communications

Ms Alexander has written another winner. — Rendezvous

Victoria Alexander knows just how to keep you glued to this story by vivid characters that jump off the page right into your heart. They are witty and imaginative and a joy to know as they discover what makes a real marriage. — Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles and Beaux of Romance

This story is a breath of fresh air and a pure joy to behold from first page to last. I absolutely loved it! — Tanzey Cutter, Old Book Barn Gazette


The Lady in Question
Copyright © 2003
by Victoria Alexander
Avon Books
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Identical twins, sensible Delia and mischievous Cassandra Effington were the most delicious debutantes to ever waltz across a London ballroom. They looked alike in every way...but no one ever expected Delia to be the one to get into trouble...
How did this young lady's reputation become so questionable?
Once she was lovely, respectable Miss Delia Effington, but an impulsive decision — and subsequent disaster — forces Delia to retire from society. Until one night, desperate for diversion, she attends a ball as her twin sister and finds herself dancing in the strong arms of the dashing Viscount St Stephens.
Delia believes she has never met this man who arouses her passions, yet he seems somehow familiar. For Delia doesn't know that St. Stephens, an agent for the Crown, has been in her home, protecting her under the disguise of her butler. What will happen when this lady discovers the truth about the man she has come to love?

A silky weaving of humor and intrigue, ... Alexander's offering showcases the playful prose and seamless storytelling that have turned readers into fans and landed her books on bestseller lists. — Publishers Weekly


Let It Be Love
Copyright © 2005
by Victoria Alexander
Avon Books
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When New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander created the Effingtons, she introduced an irresistible clan. Now, meet her most unforgettable hero yet ... Dashing Jonathon Effington, the Marquess of Helmsley, has had more than one lady willingly fall into his arms. But he's so delicious none has ever complained at their inevitable parting. And while Jonathon's no stranger to passion of the flesh, his heart has remained untouched. Until now ...
At each Christmas Ball, Jonathon selects a delectable lady to share the pleasures of the evening — after all, it's a holiday tradition! But he is shocked to discover that his choice is replaced by an enchanting stranger who surprises him with a proposal of marriage. Beautiful Fiona Fairchild is desperate — only a wedding will save her sisters and her inheritance. But Jonathon has no interest in marriage, and what starts as a shocking proposal turns into a scandalous proposition that might ruin them both ... — from the publisher

The perfect holiday read. Publishers Weekly


A Little Bit Wicked
Copyright © 2007
by Victoria Alexander
Avon Books
How to Buy

Who will be the last unmarried man standing?
No man in his right mind would want to get married, but every duke, earl, and viscount knows that a fellow must do his duty in the end. So four of London's most desirable gentlemen make a wager—the prize going to the one who remains unwed the longest.
Gideon Pearsall, Viscount Warton, thinks he has a fair shot at winning. After all, he's managed to enjoy the favors of many a lady while resisting the parson's noose. Even when he's stopped dead in his tracks by the most scandalous woman in all of London — Judith, Lady Chester — he vows to have her bedded but never wedded.
Beautiful, and more than a little bit naughty, Judith has always kept herself within the bounds of respectability, even while playing by her own rules. And the experience has taught her to avoid marriage. She has no desire to resist Warton's hot kisses, and his tempting touch is impossible to ignore.
But soon both Judith and Gideon can't help but wonder ... is it possible to be a little bit wicked and still follow your heart? — from the publisher

The rich characters in this first installment of Alexander's "Last Man Standing" series ... make this a satisfying start. — Publishers Weekly


Love with the Proper Husband
Copyright © 2003
by Victoria Alexander
HarperCollins
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Distressed over the current widespread disinterest inmatrimony among their eminently marriageable offspring, the formidable matriarchs of the ton have taken matters into their own meddling hands with the formation of The Ladies' Society for the Betterment of the Future of Britain. Their first challenge: the Earl of Pennington.
Miss Gwendolyn Townsend has seen her late father's estate go to a distant cousin she can't abide ... leaving her well-educated, able to make a perfect curtsy — and penniless. So imagine her shock when it's discovered that a match had been arranged between herself and Marcus Holcroft, the Earl of Pennington — one of the most eligible members of London society. Marcus constantly leaves her breathless and confused ... and though she's hesitant to marry a man she's just met, in the end she has no choice. But she makes some conditions first ...
Marcus cannot believe that the bride who has been foisted upon him is insisting on rules to their wedding ... and bedding! He's a man who has never had to tempt any woman into his arms. But even more surprising is that Gwendolyn is clearly hiding something — and it shocks him to think that their exquisite kisses — followed by his lessons in passionate lovemaking — wouldn'tbe enough to make his wife tell him her every secret. After all, he's promised to be a proper husband — isn't it fair to also expect a proper wife? — from the publisher


The Marriage Lesson
Copyright © 2001
by Victoria Alexander
Avon Books
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When a lovely miss pens a series of scandalous stories only one man is up to the task of teaching her the lesson she deserves. — from the jacket

Inventive, imaginative and intriguing — Victoria Alexander delivers on all counts. The Marriage Lesson truly delights. — Stephanie Laurens, bestselling author of All About Love

Bubbling with both humor and romantic tension from the hero and heroine's first encounter to their final embrace, this cunning tale of an adventure-seeking bluestocking and the "respectable rake" who tries to curb her activities will put satisfied sparkles in the eyes of romance readers. — Publishers Weekly, starred review

A delicious confection of humor, passion, witty dialog and memorable characters. Ms Alexander scores again with this delightful, unique romance. — Tanzey Cutter, Old Book Barn Gazette

Ms Alexander has outdone herself with The Marriage Lesson. The Marriage Lessonis just super! — Betty Cox, Reader to Reader

A perfect mix of characters, plot, humor and witty dialog. — Diane Whiteside, Bookaholics.com

The Marriage Lesson is a hoot! — Gloria Magid, Bookaholics.com

Filled with delicious humor and delectable sensuality, The Marriage Lesson is a charmer. — Kathe Robin, Romantic Times


One Magic Moment
Copyright © 1998
by Victoria Alexander
Love Spell

A magic book, a very independent cat and a full moon on Halloween conspire to open a young woman's eyes to the truth about two brothers and the true love that was before her all along. — from the jacket


Paradise Bay
Copyright © 1999
by Victoria Alexander
Leisure Love Spell
How to Buy

A contemporary romantic comedy about a woman who has her future all laid out for her.
And the man determined to show her she’s wrong. — from the jacket

Paradise Bay is a delightful romp into the next millennium. Love and laughter at its absolute best!" — Mariah Stewart, author of Priceless

A whole lotta fun! — Susan Andersen, author of Be My Baby

Ms Alexander has provided her fans with yet another aspect of her talented writing as she ventures into contemporary romantic comedy. The characters are believable and likeable, and the setting is so romantic. This one will have you grinning and planning a trip to Paradise Bay. — Tanzey Cutter, Old Book Barn Gazette

Victoria Alexander has written a fun, fresh, fast-paced Y2K tale that's wickedly witty. The clock is ticking, hurry up and buy your ticket to Paradise Bay. It's one trip you don't want to miss. — Terri Clark, Writers Club Romance Group (AOL)

Ms Alexander is very good at turning a phrase, inserting a giggle, twisting the plot, and giving the reader just what the book promised: comedy well-spiced with romance. If there are any movie producer types around, I have to tell you that this would make a great date movie. — Patricia White, Crescent Blues

Her wonderful talent of mixing humor, romance, and simmering sensuality can be felt on every page and the cast of characters with their sassy repartee is remarkably charming. I adored this book and readers can rest assured of a grand time from beginning to end. — Rendezvous


The Perfect Wife
Copyright © 1996
by Victoria Alexander
Leisure Historical
How to Buy

Sabrina Winfield is anything but perfect. Nicholas Harrington is about to find out why. — from the jacket


Play It Again, Sam
Copyright © 1998
by Victoria Alexander
Leisure Love Spell
How to Buy

In 1818, a star crossed love ended in tragedy. Now, nearly two hundred years later, a Bogart loving canine named Sam has but one purpose in life: give these souls a second chance at the happiness denied them. — from the jacket


The Prince's Bride
Copyright © 2001
by Victoria Alexander
Avon Books
How to Buy

All Jocelyn ever wanted was a prince. The last thing Rand wanted was a wife. But when saving her life means losing her reputation the solution is a most inconvenient marriage. — from the jacket

For love and laughter it doesn't get better than Victoria Alexander. — Christina Dodd, author of In My Wildest Dreams

Filled with enough humor, sex, and surprises to make it one of the most refreshing books this reviewer has read in a long time. — Betty Cox, Reviewers International Organization (RIO)

One of the top books of the year! "A Keeper" and very highly recommended! — Huntress Book Reviews

"THE PRINCE'S BRIDE is a wonderful read. — Karen Larsen, Scribes World Reviews

I loved this book! — Morgan Chilson, Old Book Barn Gazette


The Princess and the Pea
Copyright © 1996
by Victoria Alexander
Love Spell
How to Buy

He needed a wife with money. She was determined to make him earn it! — from the jacket


Promises to Keep (novella)
Copyright © 1996
by Victoria Alexander
Love Spell, The Night Before Christmas Anthology

A lonely, elderly woman has everything anyone could ever want. But Katherine Bedford will trade it all for the chance to relive one very special Christmas Eve. — from the jacket


The Pursuit of Marriage
Copyright © 2004
by Victoria Alexander
HarperCollins
How to Buy

What lengths would a young lady go to in her pursuit of the perfect match?
And how far would a gentleman go to stop her?
Cassandra Effington is one of the most delicious debutantes to ever waltz across a London ballroom. But while her identical twin sister Delia is now wed, Cassandra is still unclaimed, and everyone agrees her standards are entirely too high. So how could she possibly lose a most unseemly wager with the handsome, scandalous Viscount Berkley? The proposition: She will find him an ideal bride well before he finds her the perfect match.
But Lord Berkley intends to be very hard to please. He's already chosen the right woman, and no lady Cassandra puts forward to him will be perfect enough save the luscious Cassandra herself. And he'll do whatever it takes to make certain no gentleman he introduces her to is enticing enough, until she realizes that the perfect object in her pursuit of marriage is none other than the viscount himself.

pleasantly written and brimming with fun screwball elements. — Publishers Weekly


Secrets of a Perfect Night: The Last Love Letter
Copyright © 2000
by Stephanie Laurens, Victoria Alexander, and Rachel Gibson
Avon Books
How to Buy

Will a letter from the past right the wrongs of a decade ago? Or is it too late for star-crossed lovers torn apart by deceit? — from the jacket

Warm, witty and wise. — Julia Quinn on Victoria Alexander
Secrets of a Proper Lady
Copyright © 2007
by Victoria Alexander
Avon
How to Buy

Who will be the last man standing?
New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander's delicious series about four men desperately trying to avoid matrimony continues...
Lady Cordelia Bannister simply cannot marry a man she has not chosen herself, no matter what her father decrees. So, pretending to be her own companion, she decides to seek out information about her intended by meeting with his secretary — a man who soon beguiles her. But Lady Cordelia doesn't know the truth — the man can't resist is really her intended, Daniel Sinclair.
Daniel has nearly won the wager he made with three of London's most eligible bachelors. While two of his compatriots have surrendered to the shackles of marriage, he's remained free to woo any woman he chooses. Yet duty forces him to consider Lady Cordelia, so, determined to find a way to escape honor intact, he continues the masquerade he started.
Each finds the other completely irresistible, but when they uncover their mutual mistaken identities, Daniel and Cordelia must make the most important choice of all ... — from the publisher

The leads make a superb match, bringing to mind classic sparring partners like Katharina and Petruchio or Bogie and Bacall; ... Alexander knows what her romance readers want-charming characters, sharp banter, missed connections and a happy ending-and delivers with gusto. — Publishers Weekly
Shakespeare and the Three Kings
Copyright © 1997
by Victoria Alexander
Love Spell, Santa Paws Anthology

Diana lost Oliver once and was determined to get him back, but it would take the help of three Yorkies, a Great Dane, a meddling ghost and all the magic of Christmas to set right the wrongs of the past. — from the jacket


A Visit from St Nicholas
Copyright © 2004
by Victoria Alexander
HarperCollins
How to Buy

Everyone knows that an Effington always gets her way ... but this time it's not going to be easy!
Lady Elizabeth Effington simply could not suitably feel the joy of the Christmas season. Ten years had passed since she had boldly declared her love for Sir Nicholas Collingsworth. He rebuffed her and set out to seek his fortunes, while Elizabeth was left a woman scorned. Now, she discovers in horror that the inheritance she's managed beautifully was never hers to control. No, power over her finances lay in the hands of the last man she ever wants to see again: Nicholas!
But running Elizabeth's life isn't part of Nick's plans. He's intrigued when he discovers that the frivolous and flighty girl he once knew has turned into a beautiful and capable woman. Nick vows to woo — and win — her, and while she seems unmoved by his fervent seduction, he swears he will not rest until she accepts that most precious gift of all — the gift of love. — from the publisher


The Wedding Bargain
Copyright © 2000
by Victoria Alexander
Avon Books
How to Buy

Pandora will settle for nothing less than a hero.
Max is determined to be that hero.
To win her hand all he has to do is win her game.
But the price of victory may well be their hearts. — from the jacket

The Wedding Bargain is the laugh-out-loud romance of the year! With its sparkling dialogue and delightful characters, Ms Alexander has created a merry frolic of the heart. This is one battle of the sexes that everybody wins, especially the reader!" — Teresa Medeiros, author of Charming the Prince

Victoria Alexander has written a triumphant romp that will elate fans of historical romance! — Harriet Klausner

Ms Alexander has written an absolute treasure! Here is a wonderful, sensual, romantic tale certain to being joy and laughter to many a reader's heart. — Maria Ferrer

I don't say this often — this one is a keeper. — Rendezvous

I loved this book from start to finish and you will, too. Don’t miss it! — Tanzey Cutter, Old Book Barn Gazette

Ms Alexander has written an original, charming, and fast-paced story filled with endearing characters and lively dialogue. The Wedding Bargain is Regency historical romance at its best. — Carla Arpin, Rom Com


What a Lady Wants
Copyright © 2005
by Victoria Alexander
Avon
How to Buy

One bachelor down ... three more to go. Four most desirable gentlemen have wagered one shilling apiece and a bottle of cognac that will go to the last unmarried man standing ...
Nigel Cavendish knows he'll marry one day, but hopefully that day is many years — and many women — in the future! Until then, the handsome, unrepentant rake intends to enjoy life's pleasures to the fullest!
From the moment Lady Felicity Melville spies the adventurous scoundrel climbing from a neighbor's window — with his comely conquest's husband in hot pursuit — she knows Nigel is the answer to her prayers ... with a little reformation, of course! Felicity craves excitement and who in all of London is more exciting than the infamous Mr Cavendish? So what's a girl to do but hatch a scheme to win what she so fervently desires. But her plan works too well when a game of chance and an errant pistol shot abruptly make them husband and wife-but in a way neither wanted.
Now Felicity has to prove to her wayward husband that she's the only woman he could ever want ... or need! — from the publisher

In this delightful, witty Regency tale, the follow-up to Alexander's A Little Bit Wicked, fate and a loaded pistol conspire to grant Lady Felicity her shot at escaping spinsterhood. ... fine cast of supporting characters, including the elderly but mischievous card sharks Lord and Lady Fernwood, keep the laughs up throughout. — Publishers Weekly


When We Meet Again
Copyright © 2004
by Victoria Alexander
HarperCollins
How to Buy

Pamela is a mystery Alexei is determined to solve ...
Prince Alexei of Avalonia is a master at the art of seduction, but when a mysterious young woman he meets at a masked ball spends the night in his bed, he finds he is touched in ways he cannot forget. Still, he wonders if she was real or a dream spun of moonlight.
Alexei might well be a temptation Pamela cannot resist ...
And Miss Pamela Effington is no dream. Certainly, succumbing to the prince's seduction was madness. Now she's come to her senses and is thankful their paths will never cross again. Even if they do, he had never truly seen her face.
But they are both in for the shock of their lives. For back in London, determined to lead a blameless life, Pamela finds Alexei occupying her home — a townhouse she's only recently inherited — and he refuses to leave. A feigned courtship seems an excellent idea, and soon the mystery and temptation begin all over again. — from the publisher

Skillfully paced to deliver readers breathlessly to the finish line, Alexander's newest adventure is light historical romance at its most entertaining. — Publishers Weekly


Yesterday and Forever
Copyright © 1995
by Victoria Alexander
Love Spell

A simple vacation turns into an adventure in Regency England for American tourist Maggie Masterson. But is the love she finds in the past enough to defeat the inevitability of time itself? — from the jacket

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