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The Regency Matchmaker Series

by

Melynda Beth Andrews

Featuring an outrageous old London socialite who knows everyone's business better than they do, the Regency Matchmaker Series delivers humor, drama, and warmth, all rolled up in traditional Regency comedies-of-manners. Dashing men, clever women, masquerades, mistaken identities, dotty (or are they?) old ladies, and a cast of delightful recurring characters keep the pages turning.

It's Regency romance at its best.

Book One
Book Two
Lord Logic and the Wedding Wish Front Cover
Book Three
Front cover of The Blackguard's Bride
Book Four
The Regency Matchmaker Series, Books I - IV, Box Set
Books One - Four Box Set

Book One

The Blue Devil

  • Reviews

    4 Star Rating
    “An excellent debut novel! Four Stars!”
    —Melinda Helfer, RT Book Club

    5 Star Rating
    “This book is excellent! I am stunned to learn it was a debut novel! She already has an avid fan in myself! Well written with a delicious touch of mystery!”
    —Huntress Reviews

    3 Star Rating
    “An interesting debut. An author to watch!”
    — The Romance Reader


    5 Star Rating
    “Fun . . . laugh out loud.”
    —English Rose Clean Romance Reviews

 

  • Synopsis

    Hiding in Plain Sight...

    The Blue Devil is a dashing, brooding spy set to catch a traitor who uses a finishing school for young ladies as a base of operations. But he’s having trouble keeping his mind on his mission, for one of the students reminds him too much of the mysterious Titania, a fairy queen who fled after they kissed at a glittering masquerade ball.

    Kathryn St. David is pretending to be a student at the school in order to recover her dear auntie’s lost diary, which contains a scandalous secret that could ruin them both. But she’s horrified to discover that her roommate is the ward of the notorious, darkly attractive Marquis of Blackshire—who seems to be keeping secrets of his own. Will he recognize her as the fairy queen and expose her as the lady who kissed him like a strumpet in the moonlight?

  • Awards

    Nominated for a Golden Heart award from the Romance Writers of America.

Book Two

Miss Grantham's One True Sin

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  • Reviews

4 Star Rating
“A story to read by the fire on a cold winter's day, featuring a quirky, kind-hearted cast of characters.  A page turner!”
—Teresa Roebuck, RT Book Club

5 Star Rating
"Great read! Very well written, engaging, entertaining, and True Sin was to die for! I look forward to the next one!"
—Award winning author Laurin Wittig

5 Star Rating
"I truly enjoyed this book.  A delightful read."
— English Rose Clean Romance Reviews



  • Synopsis

    True Sin or True Love?

    Logical Miss Marianna Grantham's oh-so-proper parents are coming to London to meet the wealthy, titled fiance she's been writing to them about. Trouble is, Marianna doesn't have a fiance. She wants to marry for love, not social position as her parents insist, and a sham engagement to a gentleman—arranged by none other than the outrageous London hostess Ophelia Palin!—is just the thing.

    But Marianna learns too late that Truesdale Sinclair, The Viscount Trowbridge, is no gentleman. Instead, True Sin, as he's known to the ton—is the latest in a long line of rakes and scoundrels, swooned over by ladies young and old, married and not.

    A pale, starched-up bluestocking isn't at all the sort of woman the viscount is attracted to, but the money Marianna Grantham offers him is irresistible. With his shipping company on the brink of ruin and three little girls—his late brother's daughters—to look after, True is more than eager to accept the bluestocking's unusual proposal. But, while True doesn't want her, he determines from the outset that he isn't going to let her go, either.

Book Three

Lord Logic and the Wedding Wish

  • Reviews

    Four-and-a-half Star Rating
    “Lord Logic and the Wedding Wish, by the very talented Melynda Beth Andrews, is delightfully amusing, as these two headstrong and independent young people seem destined to be wed—if they don't kill each other first! Four and a half stars. Fantastic—A Keeper!"
    —Teresa Roebuck, RT Book Club

    5 Star Rating
    “From the magical beginning all the way to its perfect and masterfully thought-out conclusion, this story sparkles with laugh-out-loud humor and touching emotion that combines magically with warm and tender characters who are so real you feel like you know them.”
    — Diana Tidlund, Writers Unlimited

    Four-and-a-half Star Rating
    "Ms. Andrews deftly blends a cast of interesting characters and a spritely plot into a warm, winsome confection."
    —Mellanie Crowther, Romance Reviews

    5 Star Rating
    “A wonderful, sweet love story. You have got to read this. Every page is packed full of romance and fun. I can’t wait to read another!”
    —ARomanceReview.com

  • Synopsis

    Oil and Water...

    Born on the same day, best friends and fiercest rivals Orion Chase and Artemis Rose are separated when they're eight. When they come together once more as adults, nothing has changed. Still best friends, still oil and water.

    When Artemis arrives on foot at his country estate, the ultra-logical, ultra-fashionable Orion Chase, the Earl of Lindenshire, is happy to welcome her—at first. Rejected by her father's family, Artemis, the granddaughter of an Earl, has been living as a Gypsy for the past 16 years and lives her life guided by signs and portents. But Artemis's outlandish Gypsy ways can't bother Orion, who hides his scientific bent with a facade of fashionability. After all, Artemis won't be around long--or will she?

    Orion's not happy when his mother hires Artemis as her companion. And he's even less happy when the ton mistakes Artemis for his mistress. A sham betrothal to save both of their reputations is in order—but it turns out that Orion is the only one who believes the wedding won't happen!

  • Awards

    Nominated for a Reviewers' Choice Best Regency of the Year Award

Book Four

The Blackguard's Bride

  • Reviews

    4 Star Rating
    “A charming, tender, and poignant tale that gives readers
    the added pleasure of revisiting characters from her other great stories.
    Four stars—a page turner!”
    — Teresa Roebuck, RT Book Club

    Four-and-a-half Star Rating
    “This book is sure to cause controversy in the Regency reader community.
    The resolution will leave the reader awestruck. Well written and enjoyable, the story has a great many unexpected twists.”
    — Leanne Davis, Rakehell.com

    5 Star Rating
    "A rare treat...I felt completely entertained.  A regency romance with a completely different twist...extremely amusing...so much humor."
    —Dorine Linnen, Romance Junkies

  • Synopsis

    A choice between redemption and love...

    In secret, Julie Fitz marries to protect her herself and her fortune from her unscrupulous uncle. After exchanging Gretna vows with a blackguard in order to avoid her uncle’s even less savory plans for her, Julie returns to the pleasant life she’s built for herself as companion to lovable old Lady Griselda.

    But then the unpredictable spinster takes in a man who can’t remember anything including the accident that claimed his memory. The clues suggest that “Christopher,” as he names himself, is most likely a gentleman, so why hasn’t his disappearence been reported in the newspapers? Surely, someone as dear, as intelligent, and as handsome as he would be missed!

    Certain people know very well who “Christopher” really is, but they aren’t telling. And Julie is too distracted with other matters to harbor suspicions.

    She must stop Lady Griselda from using a ridiculous Gypsy charm to decide who she should wed. The old dear has invited a dozen of her most ardent admirers for a house party, and Julie has her hands full trying to steer Lady Griselda in the right direction during the house party, while managing an entire houseful of aging servants at the same time.

    Chris admires Julie’s kindness, compassion, and capability, and as he recovers, he helps her as best he can. He’s falling in love. Yet he knows he must discover who he really is before he can pursue her. Especially since he begins to suspect that he’s not worthy of anyone’s heart or hand—especially Julie’s.

Box Set #1

The Regency Matchmaker Series Box Set, Books 1 - 4

  • About This Collection

    This set contains the entire text of each of the first four books of The Regency Matchmaker Series, by Melynda Beth Andrews.  This series is ongoing, and new titles will be added every few weeks for at least the next two years.

    The Blue Devil

    Miss Grantham's One True Sin

    Lord Logic and the Wedding Wish

    The Blackguard's Bride

Book Five

Up to Scratch

Coming February, 2018

New Cover Coming Soon
  • Reviews

4 Star Rating
“Sweet...Melynda Beth Andrews treats readers.  A page turner!”
— Teresa Roebuck, RT Book Club

  • Synopsis

    Unconventional and free-spirited, Miss Emmaline Rose lives a life to match.  She owns and lives in the large glasshouse on the estate of Yarrowdale Hall, and she earns her living selling orange blossoms to English brides.  Yet she has her heart set on even more exotic adventures.

    Maximillian Yar has no permanent home.  A traveler for as long as he can remember, he wants to continue his own adventures, but just now, he's low on funds.  Selling Yarrowdale Hall is the obvious solution--but then he meets the force of nature that is Emmaline Rose.  Who will buy the estate when a dragon is living in the glasshouse just steps from the back door?

    When the new master of Yarrowdale Hall asks her to sell, Emmaline is sure her ship has finally come in and agrees enthusiastically.  Adventure is finally just around the corner.

    Max is delighted Miss Rose is being so cooperative about selling her glasshouse—until he realizes that selling is the last thing he wants her to do.

    The Matchmaker has her work cut out for her, but fortunately she's getting some help this time from her best friend (and fiercest rival!), Agnes Marchman, Emmaline's old school mistress—as well as from Max and Emmaline's feline companions.  Somehow, they must convince Max and Emmaline that independence and the adventures of the open road aren't nearly as exciting as the adventures they can find together, right at their doorstep.

The Regency Christmas Tale Series

The holidays can be so hectic. It's the perfect time to treat yourself to a good read. Here are stories to warm your heart. Sometimes sentimental, often merry, always delightful. This Christmas season, curl up with a cup of cocoa and one of Melynda's Regency Christmas Tales for a laugh, a cry, and a happy sigh.

Three Warm, Intelligent, and Fun Holiday Novellas

Once Upon a Christmas by Melynda Beth Andrews, front cover
Book One

Coming October, 2017

New Cover Coming Soon
Book Two

Coming November, 2017

New Cover Coming Soon
Book Three

Coming December, 2017

A Regency ChristmasTale, Book One

Once Upon a Christmas

Coming October, 2017

Once Upon a Christmas by Melynda Beth Andrews, front cover
  • Reviews

Four-and-a-half Star Rating
“Fun and delightful...Melynda Beth Andrews' Once Upon a Christmas turns a chaotic house party into a warm romance. A keeper!”
— Robin Taylor, RT Book Club

"Delightful stuff."
— Elizabeth Bennefeld, Patchwork Prose

  • Synopsis


    One cultivates scandal, while the other avoids it ...

    When Miss Emily Winthrop, impulsive heiress and aspiring spinster, flees London and the glittering Society engagement her parents have planned for her, she is soon hungry and penniless. But when the servants at Stendmore Park take pity on her, she suddenly finds herself pressed into service as a makeshift governess. A scandalous masquerade under an assumed name and gainful employment are just the thing to assure that no tonnish man will ever want to wed her. 

    The notorious rakehell David Winter is up to his cravat in trouble. After his elder brother's death, he's returned to the family's ancestral estate as the new Viscount, but everything is in a shambles. No staff, no supplies, and no money. For the sake of his two young daughters, he needs a hefty loan. And for that, he must convince Society that he had become responsible, predictable, and respectable. A formal house party is just the thing to show them all that he has reformed--if he can avoid the kissing boughs and his children's maddeningly attractive temporary governess.  

    Unfortunately, the adorable baby elephant Emily liberated from the cruelty of a traveling menagerie two nights ago is about to complicate matters for both of them. If Emily can't keep the playful, syllabub-slurping, flower-waving menace hidden, the Viscount will sack her, and she'll be forced to return to London-- and Lord Winter's guests will have absolute proof that he hasn't changed one bit.