Joan Smith

Joan Smith is a graduate of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and the Ontario College of Education. She has taught French and English in high school and English in college. When she began writing, her interest in Jane Austen and Lord Byron led to her first choice of genre, the Regency, which she especially liked for its wit and humor.

She is the author of over a hundred books, including Regencies, many with a background of mystery, for Fawcett and Walker, contemporary mysteries for Berkley, historical mysteries for Fawcett and St. Martin's, romances for Silhouette, along with a few historicals and gothics. She has had books in the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, been on Walden's Bestseller list, had two Regencies selected for the Romantic Times ten best ever Regencies, and had one book condensed in a magazine.

Her favorite travel destination is England, where she researches her books. Her hobbies are gardening, painting, sculpture, reading and healthy cooking. Now a widow, she enjoys spending time with her growing family of grandkids and great grandkids. A prolific writer, she is currently working on Regencies and various mysteries at her home in Georgetown, Ontario.

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An Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart

The Marquis of Claymore had been rejected by the Beauty of the Season and he was determined to marry the first beautiful woman he could find to...
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Aunt Sophie's Diamonds

Aunt Sophie's Diamonds

Claudia Milmont has lived most of her life with puritanical grandparents. When her cantankerous Aunt Sophie dies--and takes her diamonds with...
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Aurora

Aurora

Aurora Falkner is kissed by a darkly handsome man near the gypsy encampment. When the same man shows up claiming to be the long lost Lord Raiker, she...
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Babe

Babe

Lady Barbara Manfred ("Babe" to Regency society) was known for her fast ways. Past time for some courageous relative to take her in hand. Lord...
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The Barefoot Baroness

The Barefoot Baroness

Laura Harwood reluctantly agreed to accompany her cousin Olivia, Baroness Pilmore, to London for the season. What did she know about nabbing a...
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Bath Belles

Bath Belles

Her fiancé Graham’s estate finally settled, Belle Haley, with her mother and sister, comes to London to inspect her inheritance. Though the house...
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Bath Scandal

Bath Scandal

Beatrice Searle, a beautiful and charming widow, agreed to smarten up tomboy Gillie Southam, because she believed Gillie’s half-brother, Lord...
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Blossom Time

Blossom Time

Rosalind Lovelace had finally had poems accepted by a literary magazine, but she wasn't about to tell Lord Harwell, her neighbor and a notorious...
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The Blue Diamond

The Blue Diamond

The Congress of Vienna provided international society one party after another. But Lord Moncrief had more diplomatic duties to do in restraining his...
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A Christmas Gambol

A Christmas Gambol

Her neighbor Lord Montaigne had asked Cecily Caldwell to pose as the anonymous author of the popular Chaos Is Come Again, written, supposedly, by his...
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Country Flirt

Country Flirt

Samantha Bright lived for Lord Monteith’s visits to his estate, when he would flirt with her and tease her. But everything changed when...
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A Country Wooing

A Country Wooing

Anne Wickfield welcomed Alex Penholme’s return from the Peninsular war, but it was his older brother she’d given her heart. Charles was dead now,...
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Cousin Cecilia

Cousin Cecilia

Matchmaking was a talent of Cecilia Cummings, and she was happy to assist her cousins to bring their suitors to the sticking point. But Lord Wickham...
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Dame Durden's Daughter

Dame Durden's Daughter

Dame Durden lives in the past, and she intends her daughter to follow in her footsteps. So Edith is pushed into an engagement with the Saxon-blooded...
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Dangerous Dalliance

Dangerous Dalliance

Heather Hume discovered that her recently dead father had been murdered. Her investigation led to Brighton where she learned that her father had been...
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Delsie

Delsie

Lord deVigne orchestrated Delsie’s marriage to his widowed brother-in-law so that the man could die in peace. So schoolteacher Delsie inherited...
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The Devious Duchess

The Devious Duchess

Deirdre Gower refused to ruin her fiance, Lord Belami, by marrying him--if her aunt proved to have murdered her brother. But the Duchess had brought...
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Drury Lane Darling

Drury Lane Darling

Pamela Comstock and Nigel Raleigh had been “courting” for several years at their families’ behest. Neither was enthusiastic. But Nigel is...
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Endure My Heart

Endure My Heart

The picture of innocence, Miss Mabel Anderson, and the sister of a cleric. But many people in her port town of Salford lived in poverty, their only...
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Escapade

Escapade

Ella Fairmont, as the anonymous Miss Prattle, takes the Duke of Clare to task regularly in her gossip column. The duke, unsuspecting, includes Ella...
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Gather Ye Rosebuds

Gather Ye Rosebuds

When Zoie Barron's painting studio is being readied, a stolen necklace is discovered. She decides to return it on the sly, but Lord Weylin is...
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The Hermit's Daughter

The Hermit's Daughter

Sally Hermitage was daughter of the famous solicitor “The Hermit,” but unfortunately her father had not left his widow financially secure. So...
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A Highwayman Came Riding

A Highwayman Came Riding

The Duchess of Bixley, owing to her nipcheese ways, was traveling late near London so she might save the cost of an inn. What it cost her was her...
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Imprudent Lady

Imprudent Lady

Is she an innocent or not? Prudence Mallow, weary of the poor relation role, discovers her calling in writing novels. Modest, sincere novels, not the...
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An Infamous Proposal

An Infamous Proposal

Emma Capehart, married at seventeen and widowed at twenty, knows she must remarry to avoid having her troublesome aunt descend upon her. Naive in the...
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Jennie Kissed Me

Jennie Kissed Me

When Jennie Robsjohn inherited ten thousand pounds, she left teaching in Bath for London’s glories, with her companion Mrs. Irvine. En route she...
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A Kiss in the Dark

A Kiss in the Dark

Cressida Charmsworth inherited the title of Baroness deCourcy from her father. A country girl (of twenty-three), she also inherited alarming wealth...
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The Kissing Bough

The Kissing Bough

Jane Ramsey was invited to her old and dear friend Nick’s homecoming. His relatives believed he would now settle down with her for his bride. But...
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La Comtesse

La Comtesse

London society buzzed around the scandalous Comtesse de la Tour. Lord Dashwood was assigned to discover whether the beautiful red-head was a French...
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Lace for Milady

Lace for Milady

Priscilla Denver and her companion Miss Slack are alarmed by the rattling hearth in their newly acquired home near the ocean. Is it ghosts, or...
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Lady Hathaway's House Party

Lady Hathaway's House Party

One did not ask the Duke and Duchess of Avondale to the same party. Lady Hathaway knew that, but her cousin the duke had changed his mind about...
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Lady Madeline's Folly

Lady Madeline's Folly

Lady Madeline Fordwich, who acted as political hostess for her distinguished Tory father, each season acquired a protege to advance socially and...
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Larcenous Lady

Larcenous Lady

Deirdre Gower refused to marry her fiance, Lord Belami, while her Aunt Charney was desperately ill with the ague. His lordship took offense at the...
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Let's Talk of Murder

Let's Talk of Murder

A new Berkeley Brigade mystery! Not only Lord Luten, who is hors de combat, Corinne DeCoventry, Sir Reginald Prance and Coffen Pattle but that...
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Letters to a Lady

Letters to a Lady

Diana Beecham's only use for her neighbor Lord Harrup was to get him to provide a job for her brother Ronald. So she picked up the "documents" Harrup...
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Little Coquette

Little Coquette

Lydia Trevelyn and her neighbor, Lord Beaumont, have thwarted family plans for a match. But when they discover a body in a local river, and it seems...
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Love's Harbinger

Love's Harbinger

Lady Faith Mordain's fiance is castigated in Guy Delamar's Harbinger newspaper as a thief. She believes the social climbing editor must be...
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Love's Way

Love's Way

Chloe Barwick manages the rundown family estate while her brother Edward plays poet. Her neighbors Lord Carnforth and his daughter Emily seem to be...
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Lovers' Quarrels

Lovers' Quarrels

Jane Halsey and her sister Belle were living with an aunt in London—and Jane knew it was time to think seriously about marrying a rich husband. But...
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Memoirs of a Hoyden

Memoirs of a Hoyden

Marion Mathieson had spent her adult life traveling and having adventures, which her book, A Gentlewoman’s Memoirs of the Orient described. England...
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The Merry Month of May

The Merry Month of May

Sara Wood had not been heartbroken when her fiancé disappeared six years ago, though no one would have guessed it. And she wasn’t delighted when...
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Midnight Masquerade

Midnight Masquerade

Deirdre Gower's aunt, the Duchess of Charney, had trapped Lord Belami into offering for her niece. Deirdre had accepted in order to escape having to...
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Minuet

Minuet

Minou (christened Lady Céleste by her British father) escaped the Terror in France to reach safety and send assistance for her mother and brother,...
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Moon Love

Moon Love

Lord Ravencroft expected to meet Lord Ashworth as his knowledgeable informant about counterfeit bills surfacing on the coast. He was more than...
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The Moonless Night

The Moonless Night

Marie Boltwood shared the neighborhood excitement about Napoleon being imprisoned aboard ship just outside Plymouth harbor. When two dashing...
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Murder Comes to Mind

Murder Comes to Mind

London’s young aristocratic Berkeley Brigade find themselves at Sir Reginald Prance’s country estate, where Corinne DeCoventry and Coffen Pattle...
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Murder While I Smile

Murder While I Smile

The Berkeley Brigade is faced with a beautiful and seductive French comtesse, tucked away in her little house in London but looking to ensnare not...
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Murder Will Speak

Murder Will Speak

Corrine deCoventry was the lone female in the Berkeley Brigade, a quartet of aristocrats who charmed the London ton. But when the lovely young widow...
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Murder and Misdeeds

Murder and Misdeeds

The beautiful widow Corinne DeCoventry’s young friend Susan Enderton disappears from her estate. The Marquess of Luten feels responsible for her...
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Murder at Newstead Abbey

Murder at Newstead Abbey

The Berkeley Brigade (Lord Luten, Corinne deCoventry, Coffen Pattle and Sir Reginald Prance) have come to Byron’s Newstead Abbey to celebrate...
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Murder's Sad Tale

Murder's Sad Tale

The Berkeley Brigade undertakes an investigation for Mrs. Ballard, Lady deCoventry’s chaperone. Mrs. Ballard’s whist group played for pennies,...
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Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

England should be the perfect place for Belle Savage, American romance author, to find a Regency hero. And she does. Only he's a ghost, who entangles...
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No Place for a Lady

No Place for a Lady

Catherine Irving, daughter of a clergyman, inherited a house in London from her aunt, only to find the place in rundown condition, in a bad...
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The Notorious Lord Havergal

The Notorious Lord Havergal

Lettie Beddoes was twenty-seven and past the age of longing for love. She was also the guardian of a trust for Lord Havergal, notorious fellow that...
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Oh Miranda!

Oh Miranda!

Miranda has been widowed for two years when she accompanied her neighbors to London. Her intent was not to find a husband--nor was it to find a less...
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Old Lover's Ghost

Old Lover's Ghost

Charity Wainwright’s father had a special ability to placate ghosts, so they frequently traveled about the country. Which gave her little time to...
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Olivia

Olivia

Olivia Fenwick decided to become a governess after her father remarried—a very superior governess who charged a great deal for her services. While...
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Perdita

Perdita

My Lord Stornaway has every reason to believe that Moira (alias Molly) Greenwood, and Perdita Brodie (alias April Spring) are lightskirts traveling...
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Prelude to Love

Prelude to Love

Vanessa Bradford’s disappointment at missing the military ball was enormous--and she scarcely believed her father’s insistence that her mission...
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Regency Masquerade

Regency Masquerade

Moira Trevithick and her brother have been bilked of their family fortune by Lionel March, so they masquerade at a country inn as the vulgar Lady...
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Reluctant Bride

Reluctant Bride

Sir Edmund said: "I think it is a mistake for a man of unstable temperament to marry, don't you?" Lizzie replied: "To marry a timid lady, yes. Good...
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Reprise

Reprise

Some issues remain between Prudence Mallow and Lord Dammler. Is he indeed a rake and immoral hedonist? Is she a prudish, intolerant stick-in-the-mud?...
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Romantic Rebel

Romantic Rebel

Emma Nesbitt’s father left everything to his heir, trying to force her into marrying the man. In frustration Emma penned a diatribe against men...
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Rose Trelawney

Rose Trelawney

Sir Ludwig called her "Rose Trelawney" because she had no memory of who she was. Awaking in a ditch in a snowstorm, "Rose" had eventually found safe...
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Royal Revels

Royal Revels

Deirdre Gower, newly betrothed to Lord Belami, expected to marry at once, not rush off to Brighton with her aunt and her fiance. But the Prince...
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The Savage Lord Griffin

The Savage Lord Griffin

Lord Griffin disappeared five years ago into the wilds of Brazil, leaving a fiancee in England. Now he has returned to claim her, but she is...
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Silken Secrets

Silken Secrets

Mary Anne Judson has an idyllic country life, except perhaps that her Uncle Edwin is of a casually larcenous nature. When he liberates an...
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Strange Capers

Strange Capers

Constance Pethel had become accustomed to Lady Savage’s “economies” and begging letters to Lord Aiglon to provide money to refurbish his...
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Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town

Daphne Ingleside offered to help her notorious aunt write her memoirs, and half the ton hastened to their door, not wishing the faded divorcee to...
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Tea and Scandal

Tea and Scandal

Jane Lonsdale had been dismissed from her position at Miss Prism’s Academy because the music master had tried to kiss her. Jane went to her aunt,...
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Thick As Thieves

Thick As Thieves

Eve Denver encountered Richard Dalton when she was fleeing an irate pawnbroker. Unsuspicious of Mr. Dalton’s offer to secure a summer house in...
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To Mourn a Murder

To Mourn a Murder

Regency ladies are being blackmailed for their most intimate secrets—and for just the amount of money they can be expected to raise quickly. The...
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True Lady

True Lady

Trudie Barten, bored by her restricted life in London with her brother gone to Newmarket, offered Latin tutoring to his friends. Misunderstanding her...
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Valerie

Valerie

Because Valerie Ford is tall with lion-like eyes and hair, her aunt chooses her to come to Troy Fenners to act as model for Aunt Loo’s latest...
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The Waltzing Widow/Smith

The Waltzing Widow/Smith

Heiress Lucy Percy’s family fends off a fortune-hunter, and Lucy decides to rusticate. She and her aunt rent a cottage, but change their identities...
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Wiles of a Stranger

Wiles of a Stranger

Anna van Deusen's father, the most honest man in London, has been arrested as a jewel thief. In an effort to prove his innocence she takes a job as...
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Winter Wedding

Winter Wedding

Clara Christopher had met Lord Allingcote several years previously at a houseparty, when he had chosen her as his flirt. But he’d disappeared from...
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