Regency novellas are about a third of the length of a Regency novel. Originally, these stories  appeared in anthologies, three to a collection. Though shorter than full length novels, each still packs in all the romance, wit and fun that readers enjoy!

 
In fact, each is the perfect length for an evening read, a few hours curled up with a sweet bite-sized tale of love and romance in Regency England.


Portrait of a Young Woman
Regency Era painting by:
Gilbert Stuart
George Washington painter



Simpson excels at imbuing her realistic characters with subtle depths!
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The Viscount's Valentine

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  Viscount Blackthorne is better known as Blackheart, a notorious rogue with a reputation for seduction. Forced to flee London and a young woman’s irate father, he escapes to the wilds of Yorkshire hoping to rest, relax, and wait out the scandal. The last thing he expects to find in the country is the stunning beauty he first eyed twelve years ago, the one woman who captivated his heart and made him question his ways.

  The widow Honey Hockley has given up on romance and settled into the quiet simplicity of her small Yorkshire village. Before marrying her infirmed husband, she had one sparkling night of a London Season, a night she’ll hold on to forever. But Honey’s peaceful days are shattered when a handsome and mysterious stranger comes to town, forcing her to question her decision to accept a life alone.

  Upon meeting, attraction flares, and it’s only Honey’s fears and the Viscount’s reputation that keep them apart. So while Honey works to accept the possibility that life and love may yet hold some surprises for her, the Viscount works to clear his name and win over the one woman he believes can make him virtuous again.

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A Rogue's Rescue

  Despite her vast wealth, Miss Ariadne Lambert, at the ripe old age of thirty-three, is a plain and aging spinster with little but a fading hope that a knight in shining armor will come to sweep her off her feet. Which makes her the perfect prey for the unscrupulous “Dapper” Dorsey, who would stop at nothing to seduce a needy and wealthy woman and then coldly fritter away her funds in the gaming halls of London. As Ariadne succumbs first to his wily charms and then to his kisses, will her need for affection rob her of her dignity—and her fortune?

  Viscount Ingram, whose soiled reputation from one especially salacious incident has left him exiled to the sidelines of society, marks his time as a dark and brooding man, tolerated more for his title than his merit. But even he has his standards, and when he learns of a rival’s plot to seduce and then steal from a helpless spinster, he vows to stop him.

  Ingram’s noble sentiments and uncharacteristic sincerity are in for a shock, however, as he discovers that the hopelessly gullible Ariadne is in fact a clever and shrewd woman who’s got more than a silly giggle up her sleeve. As the two team up in a devilish scheme to bring about the final undoing of Dorsey, cooperation turns to admiration and then attraction, and they discover that their last chance to repair their reputations may also be their first chance at finding true love.

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A Scandalous Plan
  Strong-willed and intelligent, Lady Theresa is tired of spending her days listening to the gossipy village spinsters talk about the mysterious gentleman who just moved into the village. Known to be headstrong, and happily unattached, she takes it upon herself to call on the new resident and find out if the awful rumors about his family are true.

  The Honourable Mr. Martindale welcomes life as a recluse. A widower, he’s made his fortune and now hopes to dedicate his time to working the land and raising his two young children—free of interference from the locals. When Lady Theresa comes marching up to his door, it’s the last thing Martindale wants, a husband hunter who thinks she can tell him how to raise his children and, worse, how he should comport himself.

  Yet before long Lady Theresa has worked her way into Martindale’s quiet life and hatched an outrageous plan to win the village’s approval for both the man and his unusual children. But what she fails to see is how badly the plan could backfire, or how it could jeopardize her own place in a family she has come to cherish—and in the heart of the man she has come to love.

"This was a beautifully written story, and if you enjoy authors such as Stephanie Lawrence then you will enjoy this author."
            —Hayley Bawden, Hayzbaw.blogspot.com

"Perfection. This love story is everything you could want in a traditional Regency romance!" —Cali Linfor

This book was originally published under the title: A Father's Love. 

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The Earl of Hearts

  When Melony Farramond’s betrothed was disfigured in a horrific fire eleven years ago, she succumbed to her fears and terminated the engagement, unable to face the prospect of a long life with a crippled monster. Now a lonely spinster, she’s overcome by regret and wishes only to see him one more time, so that they might both put the past behind them.

  Lord Hartley Kentigern was badly scarred in the fire that took the lives of his father and younger brother, and the tragedy became unbearable when his fiancée broke off their engagement soon after. Sinking deeper and deeper into a morass of cynicism and bitterness and haunted by a rejection he can never excuse, he now lives a solitary life on his estate, resigned to enjoying only fleeting comforts in the arms of an occasional willing woman.

  With the annual Valentine masquerade ball approaching, Hartley’s concerned sister hatches a scheme to bring Melony and her brother together once more, in a final effort to force him to confront his demons. It’s a plan that could backfire and reopen the most painful of wounds, or be the one chance Hartley and Melony have to forgive both each other and themselves and rediscover the love they were meant to share.

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Noel's Wish

  Lady Ann Beecham-Brooke, better known as Lady Ice, was once a stunning young beauty, known for her piercing violet eyes and raven hair, but long years in a loveless marriage left her cold and aloof. Intent on steering clear of the London society she was once so much a part of, she’s reluctantly forced to seek help at a nearby estate when her carriage topples into a ditch on a deserted road.

   Charles Montrose, Viscount Ruston, has had a difficult life of his own. Left widowed by his one true love and raising a daughter alone, he now travels the world, aimlessly going from place to place in a futile effort to escape the pain of his loss. When the imperious Lady Ice shows up at his door, he finds himself attracted to this beautiful and hardened woman.

  Driven by his attraction to the lovely Ann but daunted by her equally powerful rebuffs, Charles must devise a way to keep her at his estate long enough to delve deeper into the reasons for her frosty temperament. As Christmas approaches and Ann begins to lower her defenses and warm to the idea that Charles just might be as good a man and father as he appears to be, she wonders if she’s found the one person who can thaw her heart.

This book was originally published under the title: Noel's Christmas Wish.

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Reforming The Rogue

  With nowhere else to go, penniless Linnet Pelham is forced to take refuge with her sister in London, only to learn that her sister’s betrothal to Lord Cairngrove is the scandal of the ton. Never one to shy away from an unpleasant situation and convinced of the couple’s devotion, Linnet is determined to see them wed, if only she can persuade Cairngrove’s brother, Nic Barton.

  Nic, a notorious rogue who is all too aware of his dashing good looks, is dead set on preventing his brother’s marriage. Even as he schemes to frighten Linnet’s sister into walking away from the engagement, he sets his sights on seducing the lovely Linnet with whispered promises of lessons in love.

  But Linnet has a few lessons of her own to teach, and as the two match wits and spar over their siblings’ fate, the undeniable passion growing between them might force them both to learn the meaning of true love.

This novella was originally published under the title: Love Lessons.

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Novella Collections
Regency Collections from Beyond the Page consist of three novellas.
They are available separately, as seen above, or you can buy a collection
of three, for one handy reading experience.

Romancing The Rogue – 3 Classic Regency Romance Novellas

The Viscount’s Valentine

Notorious rogue Viscount Blackthorne has fled London and escaped to the wilds of Yorkshire to avoid scandal. What he never expected to find there was the widow Honey Hockley, the one woman who captured his heart twelve years earlier. Upon meeting, attraction flares and tensions mount as the two confront their old feelings and fears and discover that it’s never too late for love.

Original. I liked the story . . . Worth it.” —Goodreads

A Rogue’s Rescue

A delightful story in which the con gets conned when the plain and aging spinster Miss Ariadne Lambert turns the tables on the unscrupulous “Dapper” Dorsey, who’s out to steal her fortune. With the help of Viscount Ingram, Ariadne creates a devilish scheme to bring about the final undoing of Dorsey—and in the process discovers that Ingram has stolen her heart.

Although this is clean (just kisses), the air between them fairly sizzles. A Rogue’s Rescue is an excellent example of storytelling that is succinct without sacrificing plot or character and one I don’t hesitate to recommend.” —Goodreads

A Scandalous Plan
Headstrong Lady Theresa was never good at sitting around and doing nothing, so it’s no surprise when she takes it upon herself to call on the widowed Mr. Martindale to see for herself if the strange rumors about his family are true. As she works her way into the lives and hearts of Martindale and his two young children, she realizes too late that her plans to help could backfire horribly—both for the family and for her own chance at love.

“Perfection. This love story is everything you could want in a Traditional Regency romance between a merchant gentleman and an Earl’s managing spinster daughter set in the country.” —Goodreads

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Kitty Packe (c.1820)
Portrait by: Sir William Beechey (English, 1753-1839).

Kitty Packe was married to Charles William Packe,
member of Parliament, in 1823. The book she is holding
deals with domestic skills and a cultured upbringing.
Taming The Rogue – 3 Classic Regency Romance Novellas

Reforming the Rogue
Penniless Linnet Pelham is forced to take refuge with her sister in London, where she learns that her sister’s betrothal to Lord Cairngrove is the scandal of the ton. Determined to see the two wed, she must first convince Cairngrove’s brother Nic, a notorious rogue, to assist her. As the two match wits and spar over their siblings’ fate, an undeniable passion grows between them that might force them both to learn the meaning of true love.

“I don’t give 5 stars often, but I figured this one deserves it! If you like traditional Regency, this book is for you.” —Goodreads

Noël’s Wish
Lady Ann Beecham-Brooke was once a stunning young beauty, but long years in a loveless marriage left her cold and aloof. Charles Montrose, Viscount Ruston, was left widowed by his one true love and now aimlessly travels the world in a futile effort to escape the pain of his loss. When the imperious Lady Ann shows up at his door, he finds himself attracted to this beautiful and hardened woman, and must devise a way to learn the source of her pain and melt her defenses.

An incredibly wonderful Regency Romance set at the Christmas holiday season. Wonderfully detailed characters, charming dialogue and a sweet plot make this book impossible to put down.” 
                                          —Goodreads         

Spinster Melony Farramond terminated her only engagement when her betrothed was disfigured in a horrific fire eleven years ago. Overcome with regret, she wishes only to see him one more time. Following the fire, Lord Hartley Kentigern sank deeper and deeper into a morass of cynicism and bitterness and was haunted by a rejection he can never excuse. With the annual Valentine masquerade ball approaching, Hartley’s concerned sister hatches a scheme to bring Melony and her brother together once more, in a final effort to force them to forgive both each other and themselves and rediscover the love they were meant to share.

A great little novella with a sweet but passionate story.” —Goodreads

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Donna Lea Simpson also writes mysteries under the pseudonyms of

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  Victoria Hamilton is the pseudonym of nationally bestselling romance author Donna Lea Simpson. She now happily writes about vintage kitchen collecting, muffin baking and dead bodies for Berkley Prime Crime in the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries and Merry Muffin Mystery series.

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