Arabella’s Books


Holding Out for a Hero

Cassie Grace loves the giddy whirl of life in Regency London’s Haute Ton. Unfortunately, she actually lives in a small town in 21st Century Georgia. She works for a law firm, not a barrister’s office, and her father is the preacher at First Baptist, not the village vicar. But Cassie feeds her dreams on Masterpiece Classics and romance novels as she waits for a hero in boots and breeches to sweep her off her feet.

When James Holwood, a rich Brit, arrives in town for a business venture, Cassie falls head-over-heels in love. James seems just as smitten with her, and Cassie is sure she’s found her Happily-Ever-After. But the loveliest roses can hide nasty thorns, and James breaks her heart in a way that sets the whole town talking.

Having lost her job, her home, and her faith in romance, Cassie sets out to rebuild her life with the help of a few trusted friends, including Atlanta policeman Mac McCaine. And when one of the law firm’s former clients escapes from prison and brutally attacks Cassie, she finds out that a real hero may show up when you least expect him.

Playlist for Holding Out for a Hero

Let’s Give Em Something to Talk About – Bonnie Raitt
Jerusalem – Charlotte Church
England Swings – Roger Miller
Your Love is My Drug – Ke$ha
Tonight the Heartache’s on Me – Dixie Chicks
Take a Bow – Rihanna
Respect – Aretha Franklin
God Only Knows – Beach Boys
Can’t Fight This Feeling – REO Speedwagon
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Lucky – Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield

Hook, Line, and Sinker

Emory Chandler was at the top of the world — a kick-ass lawyer, married to her rich and attractive law partner and living la vida loca in Miami Beach. Then her husband left her for another woman and just happened to clean out the client trust funds on his way to a Caribbean paradise. Before she knows it, she’s gone from top of the world to bottom of the barrel — alone, disbarred and bankrupt.
The only asset left to her name is part-ownership of an old-fashioned Southern fish camp, complete with earthworms, cane poles, and a very attractive blue-eyed co-owner named Gary. He’s a hunting, fishing, laissez-faire kind of guy — in whom Emory is most definitely not interested.

Against her will, Emory finds herself fitting into the fish camp community. She makes friends with Cassie McCaine, a local author, and joins a writing group. She helps out at the bait shack, becoming quite adept at counting worms and baiting hooks. And Gary is just so adorably flirtatious, Emory can’t quite remember why she didn’t want to get involved with him.

But can a big city, big shot lawyer find happiness on a fish camp in the middle of nowhere?

Playlist for Hook, Line, and Sinker

Razzle Dazzle – Cast of Chicago
Lawyers in Love – Jackson Browne
I Eat Dinner – Rufus Wainwright
Amnesia – MoZella
Refugee – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Smile (Charlie Chaplin) – Glee Cast
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Why Don’t We Get Drunk – Jimmy Buffett
SexyBack – Justin Timberlake
Strong Enough – Sheryl Crow
We’re All Alone – Boz Scaggs
Help Me Make it Through the Night – Sammi Smith
We’ve Got Tonight – Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
The Reason – Hoobastank
Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me – Mac Davis


Series: Hot Times in the Haute Ton

Proof of Love new from Champagne Books!

After a scandal that titillated the ton, Lady Susan Lanier lost all faith in love. A logical, level-headed scholar like the Duke of Danesleigh didn’t believe in love to begin with. But a Duke needs a wife, and Susan fits the Duke’s scientific requirements to be the mother of his heirs.

Together, they must learn that some truths have to be discovered with the heart, and that love is the greatest experiment of all.

82,000 words Georgian Historical

Playlist for Proof of Love:

Holding Out for a Hero – Bonnie Tyler
Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell
I Hope that I Don’t Fall in Love with You — Tom Waits
Something — The Beatles
I Won’t Say I’m in Love — Susan Egan (Hercules Soundtrack)
Can’t Get You Out of my Head — Kylie Minogue
Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad — Meat Loaf
I Can’t Make You Love Me — Bonnie Raitt
Look What You’ve Done to Me — Boz Scaggs
Piece of My Heart — Janis Joplin
She’s Got a Way — Billy Joel
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word — Mary J. Blige
We’re All Alone — Boz Scaggs
Unchained Melody — the Righteous Brothers
Loving You — Minnie Riperton

Counting on Love

Lucky at cards, unlucky at love. Although Miss Caroline Stanley has an uncanny gift for games of chance, love has not been in her cards. When her brother loses everything gambling with a notorious rake, Caroline must wager her virtue to keep a roof over her head. But when the stakes are this high, can she keep from losing her heart?
85,000 word Georgian Historical

Playlist for Counting on Love:

The Winner Takes it All — ABBA
Because of You — Kelly Clarkson
Wicked Game — Chris Isaak
Pokerface – Lady Gaga
1234 – Feist
Can’t Buy me Love — The Beatles
The Name oif the Game — ABBA
What Do You Want the Girl to Do — Boz Scaggs
She’s Always a Woman to Me — Billy Joel
Blue Eyes — Elton John
White Flag — Dido
Nothing Compares 2 U — Sinead O’Connor
Once You’ve Loved Someone — The Dixie Chicks
We Just Disagree — Dave Mason
Unbreak My Heart — Toni Braxton
Think of Me — Emmy Rossum (Phantom of the Opera soundtrack)
I Will Always Love You — Dolly Parton

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