idder - a dashing rakehell from a family of charming London rogues. Enchanted bythe stunning, dark-haired maid with flashing bright eyes, he purchases her forhis mistress - and sweeps Kelsey into a world of astonishing family secrets, perilous rivalries and unconventional loyalties. But Lord Derek is unaware of the true worth of the prize he has so frivolously acquired - never imagining that theproud, spirited miss is a highborn lady blessed with grace, wit and intelligence as well as beauty. And he certainly never expected that he would fall in lovewith her.6. The Present (1998)A new novel from Johanna Lindsey is a gift in any season, but her new holiday-themed tale of the incorrigible Malory clan, The Present, is a particularly irresistible stocking stuffer. Anyone who is familiar with Lindsey's Malory bunch knows that where there's a Malory, there's trouble, and The Present proves no exception. Malory black sheep but major hunk James is having difficulties with his wife, Georgina. Family head Jason can't convince Molly, the mother of his son, to marry him. And a very mysterious package has arrived that is about to forever change the life of every Malory. This package -- suspiciously shaped like a book, perhaps a journal -- contains a shocking secret about the history of the Malory clan that will have every romance reader gasping.The Present has dark secrets, family tensions, unrequited love -- all the ingredients of an unforgettable historical romance novel. It's the Johanna Lindsey novel her fans have been begging for. And if you haven't yet met the Malory family,The Present is a delightful, heartstring-tugging introduction.7. A Loving Scoundrel (2004)#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey sweeps readers into the privileged world of English aristocrats as she presents a new novel of passion, intrigue, and romantic pleasures featuring the incomparable Malorys -- a family ofdashing rogues, rakehell adventurers, and spirited ladies. Now Jeremy, the son of gentleman pirate James Malory, falls in love....When Danny, a young woman who grew up on the streets of London with no memory ofher real family, is banished from her gang because she helped handsome rakehellJeremy Malory steal back the jewels his friend lost in a card game, Danny demands that Jeremy give her a job. She is determined to become respectable in orderto fulfill her dream of marrying and starting a family. Intrigued by her beautyand spunk, Jeremy hires Danny as his upstairs maid, although he wants her as hismistress.Under the tutelage of Jeremy and his cousin Regina, Danny blossoms into a lady.Although she is drawn to Jeremy by passionate feelings she has never experiencedbefore, she refuses to be anything more than a servant to him because she knowshe is not the marrying kind. When Danny undergoes a Cinderella-like transformation and poses as Jeremy's new love in an attempt to help him avert a scandal, afew highly placed members of the ton remark on how familiar Danny looks. Now tongues are wagging, raising the question of her true identity, which threatens notonly Danny's chances of capturing Jeremy's heart but her very life.With the humor, lovable characters, and romantic intensity that have placed Johanna Lindsey's six previous Malory novels in the ranks of the best-loved and mostwidely read romantic novels of our time, Johanna Lindsey delights readers withan emotionally powerful tale of an irresistible scoundrel who meets his match ina brave, strong-minded young woman and can't help but fall in love.