By Arrangement [and] By Possession
October 4, 2005
Available in: Trade Size (reprint)
By Arrangement (originally published in June 2000)
Lady Christiana Fitzwaryn is not opposed to marriage. But she demands to be married on her own terms, not as punishment for a romantic indiscretion, and especially not to a common merchant. Yet she is in for a shock when she meets David de Abyndon. For she is confronted by no ordinary merchant but a man of extraordinary poise and virility. He is unaffected by their difference in social status. And even less affected by her well-thought-out arguments against their upcoming betrothal. Instead, it is Christiana who feels uneasy in the presence of this naturally lordly man behind whose cool blue eyes she senses the most uncompromising of passions.
Although she has promised her heart to another man, she cannot resist David's seductive charm. Lured by his charisma, she discovers pleasure, then love, and finally the secrets hidden in his heart.
By Possession (originally published in September 2000)
For years she had thought him dead. Yet when Addis de Valence strides into Moira Falkner's cottage, there is no mistaking the sharp planes of his face, and the scar she herself had helped to heal. The young squire who had once been her hero is now her lord, a hardened man who has returned to claim the son she has raised as her own. By law she belongs to him, but Addis soon desires to possess even moreher passion and her heart..
Madeline Hunter’s first romance was published in June, 2000. Since then she has seen twenty-seven historical romances published, and her books have been translated into fourteen languages. Over six million of her books are in print. She is a seven-time RITA finalist, and two-time RITA winner. Twenty-five of her books have been on the USA Today bestseller list, and she has also had titles on the New York Times printed list, Publishers Weekly list, and the Waldenbooks paperback fiction list. She has received four starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, and Romantic Times has awarded twenty-three of her books 4 1/2 stars. Madeline has a Ph.D. in Art History, and until recently she taught at an eastern university. She currently lives in Pennsylvania.