Be Careful What You Wish For (Idlebury Series Book 1)
by Joanne Hughson

be carefulGwendolyn Fanny has an unimaginable imagination. And after two weeks of housebound boredom, her imagination has run amok.

One day, as Gwen stares out a window, wishing for power, admiration, sophistication, and adventure, a story in Universal Scandals magazine grabs her attention. Gwen discovers the Queen of Idlebury in Dimension XIII is searching for her long-lost adopted daughter. Gwen’s belief that she is the real Princess of Idlebury tears her from her world of make-believe and throws her into a reality not even she could have imagined.
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Benson — Come Here to Me

Come Here To Me (Prickly Hawthorn Village)
by Karen Dean Benson

come here to meWhen a progressive gentleman doctor struggles to fit into the deeply entrenched culture of a rural Irish village, he realizes not all learning comes from books. Christopher Curran, newly graduated from Edinburgh Medical School, has dreamt of bringing modern medicine to Hawthorn Village. His struggle to fit into the deeply entrenched culture of the rural Irish village worsens when rumor of an unspeakable crime sifts through the village suggesting he might be involved. Renata Fitzjames and her irascible mother are newly arrived in Hawthorn from Portugal. They have come to fulfill a promise she made to her father on his deathbed. She resolves to keep her distance from the doctor knowing he has good reason to interfere. Dino, a runaway cabin boy off a pirate ship, becomes an unwitting complication for the doctor when the lad seeks refuge in the unlikeliest of places. [more]

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Secret at Dark Castle (Prickly Hawthorn Village Book 1) by Karen Dean Benson

secret at dark castleA secret no one dared whisper… 1816 County Waterford, Hawthorn Village, Ireland Mairéad, left in a basket on the steps of The Sacred Heart Convent and raised by the nuns, intends to take vows in the fall when she turns eighteen. Having lived her life within the cloister, she knows nothing of the secular world except for the dealings she has had with people who bring their manuscripts to be illuminated. Her delicate artistry is a source of income for the convent. A local aristocrat, Lord Darnley, willing to pay a vast amount for work on his manuscript, demands she stay at Rockmore Hall for the summer to illuminate a book he wrote about his ancestors.  [more]

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