Color of Deception

Color of Deception

Ruth J. Hartman

Historical Fiction / Romance / Humor and Comedy

When artist Kitty Sullyard draws a strange symbol in her toy panorama, she doesn’t expect it to be life threatening. Tossed into a situation she never asked for, she learns the hard way who not to trust.When artist Kitty Sullyard draws a strange symbol in her toy panorama, she doesn’t expect it to be life threatening. Tossed into a situation she never asked for, she learns the hard way who not to trust. After Kitty mysteriously disappears, Nathaniel Bexley has only a single clue with which to find her. It’s something only he would know. Will he be able to decipher the secret message she’s hidden in a drawing, or will Kitty be doomed to the hands of her kidnappers?
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His Lady Peregrine

His Lady Peregrine

Ruth J. Hartman

Historical Fiction / Romance / Humor and Comedy

Widow Georgiana Ollerton has finally met her match. In love and in admiration for everything avian. Percy, though odd, has a sensual quality Georgiana can’t quite explain but definitely wants to explore further. The problem is Percy has once again gotten himself into a pickle. How is he to romance his lovely Georgiana when another woman believes him to be her long-lost husband?Percy Radcliff has gone mad. At least that’s what his family thinks. Simply because he adores birds to distraction. If only there were someone with whom he could share his great love. Perhaps he’s found her in the woman he happened upon at the Bird Sanctuary?Widow Georgiana Ollerton has finally met her match. In love and in admiration for everything avian. Percy, though odd, has a sensual quality Georgiana can’t quite explain but definitely wants to explore further.The problem is Percy has once again gotten himself into a pickle. How is he to romance his lovely Georgiana when another woman believes him to be her long-lost husband? Will Percy be able to disentangle himself from the other woman before he loses Georgiana for good?
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Reluctant Reunion

Reluctant Reunion

Ruth J. Hartman

Historical Fiction / Romance / Humor and Comedy

Kennedy Cooper tries everything to stay away from her father's alpaca farm. Being an actress in New York seems to do the trick. Until it doesn't. When she fails to get enough acting parts, loses her part-time job, and breaks up with her boyfriend, she has no choice but to return. Seeing her father again is tough, but having to meet his new love interest reminds Kennedy why she'd vowed never to go home.
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Romance at the Royal Menagerie

Romance at the Royal Menagerie

Ruth J. Hartman

Historical Fiction / Romance / Humor and Comedy

Francesca Hartwell adores cats of every kind. Lions, leopards, tigers. And they all love her. Good thing she gets to see them every day, since her father is their caregiver in the Tower of London's Royal Menagerie. She'd love to find a man with whom she could share her love of animals, but so far, no one has stolen her heart. And there's the added snag that whoever she marries must not have anything to do with nobility, as her mother had left her and her father for an earl.John Fairgate has three rules given to him by his uncle. Inherit the title of baron upon his uncle's death. Give up ornithology. And marry a childhood acquaintance. The first two, John will abide by, but won't like. But the third, marrying a shrew who makes his skin crawl, he simply cannot do. Meeting Miss Francesca Hartwell at the zoo, however, has given him other ideas for a wife. But she's not titled or wealthy. How will he be able to convince his uncle that she's the woman of his heart?
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Rescued by a Duke

Rescued by a Duke

Ruth J. Hartman

Historical Fiction / Romance / Humor and Comedy

Garrett Rothchild Cantlebury, the 5th Duke of Ravensworth, is shocked to discover a woman accidentally trapped in his abandoned well. But the rescued damsel in distress ends up making him face a darker truth. One that threatens both their futures. Can Sasha and Garrett put family tragedy behind them and find love together?
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Waylaid

Waylaid

Ruth J. Hartman

Historical Fiction / Romance / Humor and Comedy

How does a girl choose between her dream and true love? Addy Lafollette has a plan. College. Veterinary school. Then way down the road, marriage and kids. Her plan doesn’t include getting involved with someone before she even leaves for college. But gorgeous Graham throws a glitch in her well thought out life. Graham Stewart is content to float through life working on his uncle’s farm, hanging with friends, and pitching for the local softball team. He’s never had a reason to get serious about much. Until Addy. Life becomes a quest to convince her to stay in town, with him, when all Addy wants is to leave for college to implement her plan. Can Addy find a way to be with Graham without giving up her dreams?
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Cats and Cowboys

Cats and Cowboys

Ruth J. Hartman

Historical Fiction / Romance / Humor and Comedy

50% OF ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS BOOK GO TOWARD WWW.THEPETFUND.COMLanna Kirby and her cat, Gordon, flee Indiana when her racecar-driver boyfriend publicly humiliates her. A job in a small Texas post office seems far enough away and a good place to start over. Lanna's through with men, for sure. That is, until a handsome cowboy strolls in.Jackson Harrington is a cowboy who loves his ranch, but wishes he had someone special to share it with. Lanna gets under his skin in lots of ways, but that's not all. Jackson hates cats!Will they be able to ignore each other and their growing attraction, or will one of them get over being stubborn and give in?
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Time for a Duke

Time for a Duke

Ruth J. Hartman

Historical Fiction / Romance / Humor and Comedy

Izzy Hodgkin just wants an adventure. Who knew that involved being locked in a closet in 2012, then being transported to 1812 when the door is opened later? Charles Hamilton Douglas Wade, Duke of Bramblewood Green, thinks he will never find the right woman. When he opens his closet door one day, imagine his surprise to find a woman in there. And she’s from the future!Will Izzy stick with her plan to return to 2012 America to achieve her goal of financial independence? Or will she and Charles find happiness in 1812?
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Love Birds of Regent's Park

Love Birds of Regent's Park

Ruth J. Hartman

Historical Fiction / Romance / Humor and Comedy

Lucy Ashbrook finds a pleasant diversion when she visits the Regent's Park Bird Sanctuary to sketch the different birds that live there. Birds aren't the only pleasing thing she finds, though. A certain Sanctuary worker, Oliver Barrow, has stolen her heart. But Lucy's father will have none of it. No daughter of his will marry a common laborer. Oliver Barrow loves everything about his work at the Sanctuary. The birds, the trees, the ponds... a certain young miss who mesmerizes him. Miss Ashbrook is beautiful and sweet and shares his love of birds. But Oliver has a secret that just might get in the way of anything more than friendship developing between them. And he can't share that secret with her. Not yet. How can Lucy convince her father of Oliver's worth? That love isn't just for the birds?
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