Stephanie Laurens

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Biography

Stephanie Laurens is the pen name of Theonne Ann De Kretser (b. 1953). The pseudonym is a combination of her two daughter's given names (Stephanie and Lauren). She was born in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and has a Ph.D. in biochemistry (1978). She worked for many years as a research scientist in the area of cancer research and travelled with her husband through the Far and Middle East and through Europe. She currently lives outside Melbourne, Australia with her husband, two daughters and two cats.

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(from stephanielaurens.com)

Four years in London gave her the settings for her eight Regency romances which were published from 1992 to 1996 in the Mills & Boon Historical Romance imprint. In 1997 she started writing historical romance novels and is a New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and USA-Today bestseller.

Stephanie Laurens was a 2009 RITA® finalist in the RITA®: Best Historical Romance category for her novel Where The Heart Leads.

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Principal characters appear in both books

The Lester Family Trilogy

  1. The Reasons For Marriage, 1995
  2. A Lady Of Expectations, 1995
  3. An Unwilling Conquest, 1996

The Bar Cynster

  1. 1818 - Devil's Bride, 1998
  2. 1819 - A Rake's Vow, 1998
  3. 1819 - Scandal's Bride, 1999
  4. 1820 - A Rogue's Proposal, 1999
  5. 1820 - A Secret Love, 2000
  6. 1820 - All About Love, 2001
  7. 1820 - All About Passion, 2001
  8. 1825 - On A Wild Night, 2002
  9. 1825 - On A Wicked Dawn, 2002
  10. 1835 - The Perfect Lover, 2003
  11. 1825 - The Ideal Bride, 2004
  12. 1831 - The Truth About Love, 2005
  13. 1831 - What Price Love?, 2006
  14. 1833 - The Taste Of Innocence, 2007
  15. 1835 - Where The Heart Leads, 2008
  16. Temptation And Surrender, 2009

The Bastion Club

A last bastion against the matchmakers of the ton - seven bachelors band together while looking for wives

  1. The Lady Chosen, 2003
  2. A Gentleman's Honor, 2003
  3. A Lady Of His Own, 2004
  4. A Fine Passion, 2005
  5. To Distraction, 2006
  6. Beyond Seduction, 2007
  7. The Edge Of Desire, 2008
  8. Mastered By Love, 2009

The Casebook of Barnaby Adair

  1. 1831, Hellebore Hall/Cornwall - The Truth About Love, 2005
  2. 1831, Newmarket/Suffolk - What Price Love?, 2006
  3. 1833, Morwellan Park/Somerset - The Taste Of Innocence, 2007
  4. 1835, London - Where The Heart Leads, 2008

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