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The Regency Matchmaker Series
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.
The Blue Devil
“An excellent debut novel! Four Stars!”
—Melinda Helfer, RT Book Club
“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!”
“An interesting debut. An author to watch!”
— The Romance Reader
“Fun . . . laugh out loud.”
—English Rose Clean Romance Reviews
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?
Nominated for a Golden Heart award from the Romance Writers of America.
Miss Grantham's One True Sin
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“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
“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
“I truly enjoyed this book. A delightful read.”
— English Rose Clean Romance Reviews
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.
Lord Logic and the Wedding Wish
“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
“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
“Ms. Andrews deftly blends a cast of interesting characters and a spritely plot into a warm, winsome confection.”
—Mellanie Crowther, Romance Reviews
“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!”
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!
Nominated for a Reviewers’ Choice Best Regency of the Year Award
The Blackguard's Bride
“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
“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
“A rare treat…I felt completely entertained. A regency romance with a completely different twist…extremely amusing…so much humor.”
—Dorine Linnen, Romance Junkies
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
Not Quite a Lady
Coming September, 2018
Book One of the Regency Immortals Series
William St. John, the handsome young Earl of Meeham, intends to spend an entire delicious month creating havoc at his best friend’s country estate by posing as the new butler while Pink is away, but Pink’s dratted, competent, and all-too-lovely housekeeper has other ideas.
Miss Elizabeth Hendrix has no intention of allowing an inexperienced butler to ruin the place—but she’s connected to the estate in a way not even she expects. Highmere Park and its spring has a mysterious hold on her that no one—least of all Elizabeth!
Not Quite a Gentleman
Coming November, 2019
Samuel “Pink” Peplim is a “pink o’ the ton,” a dandy, a fop, a peacock. Someone who lives for fashion and parties and gossip. But not always …
Out in the wilds of Cornwall, the mincing “Pink” Peplim turns into Jago “Jag” Lanyon, manly man! As the dashing Jag Lanyon, Pink robs from the rich and gives to the poor. He’s a local hero. And he’s good at it. In fact, the persona feels so natural to him that, as the book opens, he’s not really sure who he is anymore, Jag or Pink.
Enter our heroine, Rosie Greypool, who helps Pink figure himself out.
Clever and resourceful, Rosie has lived by her wits for as long as she can remember, and she’s tired of it. Left an orphan as a young girl, she had no choice but to become a thief and keep moving to avoid being caught. On the day our story opens, her luck runs out. She picks the wrong pocket and is almost caught, but at the last second, she’s saved by a Legend, none other than the famous Jag Lanyon.
Jag puts her on his horse and sends it galloping off to his remote, farmhouse hideout whilst he deals with her pursuers. Once there, Rosie realizes she can steal Lanyon blind—but then she discovers evidence of Jag’s alter ego and realizes that Jag has something much more valuable to her than a few trinkets. As “Pink Peplim,” he can help her become the lady she was born to be. If he chooses to.
And if he does not, there’s always blackmail…
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.
Warm, Intelligent, and Fun Holiday Novellas
Coming October, 2019
Coming December, 2019
Once Upon a Christmas
a Regency Christmas Tale, Book One
“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
— Elizabeth Bennefeld, Patchwork Prose
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.
One cultivates scandal, while the other avoids it …
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.
Up to Scratch
Coming February, 2019
“Sweet…Melynda Beth Andrews treats readers. A page turner!”
— Teresa Roebuck, RT Book Club
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.