Hello and welcome! I love passionate historical romances dripping with scandal and intrigue, with surprise twists and unexpected endings.
So, if that's what you like to read, you've come to the right place!
To help you navigate my various series, here’s a bit about them.
Daughters of Sin (a 5-book series) is for readers in the mood for an intrigue-laden, Regency-set ‘Dynasty’, as two nobly born sisters and their illegitimate half-sisters compete for love and gilt-edged marriages while trying to bring a handsome, dangerous traitor to justice.
In the Scandalous Miss Brightwells series, a pair of irrepressible sisters and their bumbling brother play matchmaker, often with hilarious or unexpected results.
And Fair Cyprians of London is about a group of determined and clever courtesans at a high-class Soho brothel who use their wit and beauty to avenge past betrayals - and who find lasting love along the way.
"How can there be a happily ever after?"
That's a question many a reviewer has asked before admitting to being delighted and satisfied by the unexpected plot twists and surprise endings.
Hopefully you’ve already found your next romantic page-turner, here. Enjoy!
Hearts In Hiding Series
Daughters of Sin Series
She was determined to secure the succession, he was in it for the pleasure. Falling in love was not part of the arrangement.
When dashing twenty-five-year-old Stephen Cranbourne arrives at the estate he will one day inherit, it’s expected he will make a match with his beautiful second cousin, Araminta
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Fair Cyprians of London Series
A rich man’s hobby is a poor girl’s ruin during the years of early photography
It’s 1878 and London’s most beautiful and hard-hearted prostitute, Grace Fortune, is preparing for her next job. She’s the special initiation ‘gift’ procured by a mother in fashionable Mayfair for her son’s twenty-first birthday.
Heat Rate: Sizzling
Scandalous Miss Brightwell Series
Fanny is used to trading on her wits and beauty to ensure her family retains its tenuous hold on respectability. While her reprobate brother gambles away their fortune, and her feather-brained sister threatens to destroy the girls’ collective reputation by succumbing to any lure cast her way, Fanny is regarded as the Brightwell family’s saviour.
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Keeping Faith (Fair Cyprians of London - Book 3)
Revenge is sweet until it breaks your heart.
Falsely accused of stealing, Faith is given two choices: Fend for herself on the streets of London, or become indentured to Madame Chambon, the ruthless proprietor of London's most exclusive brothel.
In order to survive, Faith submits to the machinations of a mysterious benefactress and begins a new life under Madame Chambon’s roof. However, she does not live like the other girls.
Rather, she's taught the theory of how to entrance London’s noble gentlemen with her learning in philosophy, politics and art.
Her body is to be saved for the greatest enticement of all: revenge.
Faith doesn’t care what she has to do. She lives only to fulfil a bargain that will set her free.
But when Faith is recruited as the muse of a talented, sensitive painter whose victory in a prestigious art competition turns them both into celebrities overnight, she discovers the reasons behind her mission are very different from what she'd been led to believe.
Now she is complicit in something dark and dangerous while riches, adulation and freedom are hers for the taking.
But what value are these if her heart has become a slave to the honorable man she is required to destroy?
Keeping Faith is book 3 in the Fair Cyprians of London series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Here's what the readers say about the other books in the series:
“This is one of the most interesting stories on why a girl might become an escort. The twists and turns are breathtaking...I couldn't put this down.”
“Oh my! This story just makes you fall in love! It's exciting. It never lags. And what a most satisfying ending!”
A heartfelt, sizzling Victorian romance with a note of redemption that'll please even the cynics.
Other Books by Beverley Oakley
Three full-length Regency romances. A spoiled heiress masquerading as a shipwrecked governess, a widow with a tarnished reputation seeking her lost son, and a debutante pretending to be married… These very different Regency heroines dare everything for love!