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About Julianne MacLean
MacLean has a degree in English literature from the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a degree in business administration from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She loves to travel and has lived in New Zealand, Canada, and England. MacLean currently resides on the east coast of Canada in a lakeside home with her husband and daughter. She invites readers to visit her website at JulianneMacLean.com for more information about her books and writing life, and to subscribe to her mailing list for all the latest news.
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An Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller.
From USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes a suspenseful, emotionally charged novel that explores the secrets and hidden truths within a seemingly perfect marriage.
Abbie MacIntyre is living the dream in the picturesque Nova Scotia town she calls home. She is a successful surgeon, is married to a handsome cardiologist, and has a model teenage son who is only months away from going off to college.
But then one fateful night, everything changes. When a drunk driver hits her car, Abbie is rushed to the hospital. She survives, but the accident forces unimaginable secrets out into the open and plagues Abbie with nightmares so vivid that she starts to question her grip on reality. Her perfect life begins to crack, and those cracks threaten to shatter her world completely.
The search for answers will test her strength in every way—as a wife, a career woman, and a mother—but it may also open the door for Abbie to move forward, beyond anger and heartbreak, to find out what she is truly made of. In learning to heal and trust again, she may just find new hope in the spaces left behind.
Book club discussion questions are included in the book.
An Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller.
From the USA Today bestselling author of A Curve in the Road comes a spellbinding novel about one woman’s love, loss, and courage during wartime.
After a crushing betrayal by the man she loves, Gillian Gibbons flees to her family home for a much-needed escape, but when she finds an old photograph of her grandmother in the arms of a Nazi officer, Gillian’s life gets even more complicated. Rattled by the discovery, Gillian attempts to unravel the truth behind the photos, setting her off on an epic journey through the past…
1939. England is on the brink of war as Vivian Hughes falls in love with a handsome British official, but when bombs begin to fall and Vivian’s happy life is destroyed in the blitz, she will do whatever it takes to protect those she loves…
As Gillian learns more about her grandmother’s past, the old photo begins to make more sense. But for every question answered, a new one takes its place. Faced with a truth that is not at all what she expected, Gillian attempts to shine a light not only on the mysteries of her family’s past but also on her own future.
This gorgeously written multigenerational saga is a heart-wrenching yet hopeful examination of one woman’s struggle to survive, perfect for fans of The Nightingale and Beneath a Scarlet Sky.
American heiress Sophia Wilson leaves Old New York for a Season in London. Her goal: to marry into the English aristocracy and help improve her family’s social standing in America. Sophia knows her marriage will be a business transaction—her father will provide a generous financial settlement in exchange for a title—but secretly, what she desires most of all is to marry for love.
Love is the last thing on James Langdon’s mind. The darkly handsome Duke of Wentworth comes from a menacing past and has learned to avoid his passions at all cost. But his castle in the north is falling into disrepair and what he needs is a swift cash infusion, not to mention an heir. A business transaction with a beautiful American heiress seems the perfect solution.
All goes according to plan until James finds himself enchanted by his spirited new wife, who demands far more from him than the title of duchess. Sophia wants his heart, but his heart is hidden away, shrouded in the darkness of ominous family secrets. James will go to any lengths to protect the dukedom. Soon, he and Sophia must choose between the marriage they thought they wanted and the passion-filled union that could change them forever.
“Don't miss this keeper!” - ReaderToReader.com
“There is no doubt that Ms. MacLean's writing style is a gift from the gods.” – Romance Junkies
Four years ago, a mesmerizing stranger pulled Lady Rebecca Newland from her runaway coach, galloping to her rescue in a fog-shrouded forest. Though she was just seventeen, Rebecca felt an irresistible desire for the mysterious man and dreamed that she would one day become his bride. But now she is betrothed to another man whom she detests - and Devon Sinclair, the future Duke of Pembroke and hero of her dreams, lies tantalizingly beyond her reach...
Haunted by an unspeakable past, Devon has no intention of taking a wife, not even the enticing Rebecca, who is no longer a girl, but a woman. Then his father rules that Devon must marry by Christmas or forfeit his rightful inheritance. Now, with his fortune at stake, Devon sets out to lure Rebecca to the marriage bed, but when dark secrets come to light, Rebecca begins to wonder if true love with the man of her dreams will remain a fantasy forever.
“An exceptional tale for readers who hunger for something a bit different in their historical romances.” - Booklist
“A sizzling treat of a book!” – Karen Hawkins
Being raised in a strict, humorless household did nothing to dampen Lady Lily Langdon’s wildly romantic nature — nor cool her lifelong affection for Edward Wallis, Earl of Whitby, her elder brother’s oldest, dearest friend. But Edward cannot see the lovely woman she’s become for the young schoolgirl she once was. So, with lessons in flirtation from her American sister-in-law, Duchess Sophia, Lily means to open Edward’s eyes and win his heart.
But just when her seduction begins to take hold, a shocking twist of fate forces Edward to take stock of the reckless life he has lived. Flirtation with his best friend’s younger sister is the last thing he wants, but Lily cannot give up the dream of rapture that surely awaits her, if only she can prove to the handsome, haunted earl that it is never too late to fall in love.
Winner of a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award – Best Historical Romance of 2005
“MacLean’s compelling writing turns this simple, classic love story into a richly emotional romance.” – Booklist
“It takes a talented author to segue from a lighthearted tale of seduction to an emotionally powerful romance that plays on your heartstrings…a very special, powerful read.” – Romantic Times Book Reviews
I saved his life, and I had much to demand in return…
When a stranger washes ashore with no memory of his life or where he came from, Lady Chelsea believes her prayers have been answered. She need no longer fear poverty and heartbreak. To secure her family’s estate, all she needs is a child. Handsome and clearly noble-born, the mysterious stranger is perfect. She must simply visit his bedchamber and seduce him.
Chelsea expects him to be a skillful, generous lover, but once in his arms, she is overcome by something far more powerful than mere passion. Before long, she realizes she has fallen hopelessly, desperately in love.
Lady Chelsea’s plan has gone shockingly awry, and when his family arrives unexpectedly to claim him, she must ask herself if she is willing to do whatever it takes to cling to a happiness she never believed possible…and to make this stranger love her.
“Brimming with incredible passion.” – Cathy Maxwell
“There is no doubt that Ms. MacLean's writing style is a gift from the gods.” – Romance Junkies
My Dear Miss Wilson,
I have no wish to spoil your chances of meeting the decent and respectable man you desire. Yet I find I cannot idly sit back and accept that I will never see you again, or – forgive me for my candor – kiss you again. If I were like other gentlemen, I would say good-bye to you now and wish you the best. But I have not behaved as a gentleman for many years….Do you understand my meaning?
So begins a very wicked correspondence between the scandal-ridden Marquess of Rawdon and Clara Wilson, an American heiress with more than a few of her own secrets to hide. Clara has come all the way to London to find respectability, but she has always craved excitement, and adventure has always sought her out.
This time, excitement is a man unlike any she has ever met before, one who is stunning, brilliant, and definitely not what her mother had in mind. Clara’s cautious younger sister Adele warns her to be wary and remember her past follies, but her spirited older sister Sophia urges her to risk it all for love. Clara knows the answer lies somewhere in between, but with her heart and her future on the line, the stakes will never be higher.…
NOTE: This novel was originally published under the title AN AFFAIR MOST WICKED in 2004.
“This is a book you will want to read more than once--a keeper! Highly recommended.” - ReaderTo Reader.com
“Brimming with incredible passion.” – Bestselling author, Cathy Maxwell
“Julianne MacLean’s books should have ‘keeper’ stamped on them!” – Bestselling author, Pamela Britton
He told me he would treat my heart with great care. He was lying of course, for it was all a very clever, skillful seduction…
Cassandra Montrose cannot deny that she lost her head a year ago when she was whisked out of a London ballroom by Lord Vincent Sinclair, the most desirable man she'd ever met. She never imagined that she could engage in such wicked behavior with a man she barely knew, but in that heated moment, alone in his coach, the passion she felt for him was undeniable—even though she knew that after her surrender, she was unlikely to ever see her lover again.
Until a fateful secret brings her to his door…
Cassandra always believed that her pride would prevent her from becoming any man’s mistress – especially a rogue like Vincent, who cares for nothing but his inheritance. But she has a very good reason to remain in his life. If only he did not tempt her so…
“Passionate romance that will keep you up all night!” – New York Times bestselling author, Elizabeth Hoyt
“Enthralling, passionate, and suspenseful till the very last page is turned…” – ReaderToReader.com
A loveless marriage of convenience on the Kansas prairie turns out to be far more than she bargained for…
HE’S PART OF THE WEST
Briggs Brigman has been burned once before, and the last thing he needs is a beautiful wife who will spend hours in front of the mirror, primping herself. He knows how hard the prairie can be on a woman, and all he wants is a stalwart bride who won’t complain about hauling water from the creek….
SHE’S A CITY GIRL WITH NO IDEA WHAT SHE’S IN FOR…
All Sarah MacFarland wants is to escape her fearful life in Boston and start fresh with a new identity. Answering an advertisement for a mail order bride seems like the perfect solution, until she meets her soon-to-be husband—a ruggedly handsome, strapping farmer who leaves her breathless on their wedding night. But is it possible that two tormented souls can find happiness, when all they know is betrayal, and when trust is the only way out of a tumultuous past that simply won’t stay buried?
NOTE: This novel was previously published under the title MAIL ORDER PRAIRIE BRIDE in 2017.
“You can always count on Julianne MacLean to deliver ravishing romance that will keep you turning pages until the wee hours of the morning.” —Teresa Medeiros
Could this love nonsense really be worth the trouble?
To Adele Wilson the answer is clear: of course not. She has seen her two sisters dragged through scandal and heartbreak (not to mention every ballroom in London) to find the husbands of their dreams. And that’s why she said yes to the first amiable British lord who requested her hand. And why shouldn’t she marry him? He is kind, honest, and not sentimental in the least.
Unlike his wilder, more mysterious cousin Damien Renshaw, Viscount Alcester. Ignoring Damien altogether would be easy if he were the sort of dishonorable man intent on seducing his cousin’s betrothed. But he is clearly trying to resist her, and his suddenly proper behavior only makes him more tempting to the usually well-behaved Adele. Indeed, Damien seems to be bringing out another side of Adele, a heady, passionate, exhilarating side. It seems that fate is contriving to teach her — against her best intentions — exactly what this love nonsense is all about …
NOTE: This novel was originally published under the title MY OWN PRIVATE HERO in 2004.
“If you haven’t been reading Julianne MacLean, you haven’t been reading romance.” Bestselling author, Karen Hawkins
If the man is as wicked as they paint him to be, why does he make Annabelle feel so wonderful?
Annabelle Lawson knew nothing about the handsome and charismatic stranger she met on the train—only that he would make an ideal model for the budding young artist—and that she desired him more than she ever believed possible. She is soon lured into a passionate and romantic summer affair, but after she is seduced, she learns that she'd also been betrayed.
The man she thought she loved was really Magnus Wallis—a scoundrel like his father before him, the loathed and vengeful cousin of Annabelle's benefactor, the honorable Earl of Whitby.
Older and wiser, no longer the naïve, romantic girl who would fall for a rogue, Annabelle cannot avoid a reunion with Magnus, who wants to include her paintings in his new London gallery. She means to show him her coldest face—but upon seeing him again, her every intention melts from the heat of his touch. It is clear that Magnus still burns for her, but is he the villain he once was, or can he be redeemed and become a man Annabelle could dare to love?
NOTE: This novel was originally published under the title PORTRAIT OF A LOVER in 2006.
“A special kind of love story…truly compelling.” – Romance Reader
“Julianne MacLean has once again penned a novel of great worth and utter enjoyment.” – Romance Junkies
FIVE BLUE RIBBONS - Chris at Romance Junkies
A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter’s unexpected illness and her husband’s shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold dark depths of the water, a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie’s past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.
Full of surprising twists and turns and a near-death experience that will leave you breathless, this story is not to be missed.
THE COLOR OF HEAVEN is a work of fiction.
"A gripping, emotional tale you'll want to read in one sitting." - New York Times bestselling author, Julia London
"Brilliantly poignant mainstream tale." – 4 ½ starred review, Romantic Times