"Brenda Hiatt has created a most different and dashing rogue." ~Kasey Michaels To escape her stepmother's matchmaking machinations, Lady Pearl runs away, pretending to be a common housemaid, with the help of her abigail. When she is rescued from the near-disaster of recognition by a charming serving-man, Pearl pretends to be simpleminded to safeguard herself from any unwanted advances. But soon she begins to suspect that her rescuer is far more than the common servant he seemed at first. Luke St. Clair lives a double life, pretending to be a gentleman while in reality sustaining himself and the needy as the notorious Robin Hood-type thief, the Saint of Seven Dials. The last thing he needs in his life is a beautiful simpleton in need of protection. But "Purdy" proves to be anything but simple—or common! Once he learns the truth, does he dare continue, in the ballrooms of the elite, the flirtation that began in the slums of London? The risk is enormous, but Lady Pearl's sweet kisses may just be worth it.
Brenda Hiatt began writing in 1988, an Army wife at home with two preschool children. She promised herself that if nothing sold before her youngest began school she'd get a "real job," so she was thrilled to sell a Regency romance novel to Harlequin six months ahead of that deadline. Originally from Virginia, Brenda received degrees in Biology and Psychology from the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, before attending graduate school at Texas A&M University. She has since lived in Hawaii, South Carolina, Texas, and now Indiana.
Brenda now writes full time and lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two daughters. To date, she has published six Harlequin Regency Romances, one Harlequin Superromance, two single title historical romances with HarperCollins and six historical romances with Avon Books. Brenda's first single title historical romance, SCANDALOUS VIRTUE, received rave reviews in Publisher's Weekly and other media and was named Best Romance Novel of 1999 by the American Book Readers Association. She prides herself on her thorough historical research, and when she takes a break from the past, Brenda embraces the future by teaching writing classes on the Internet.
An active member of Romance Writers of America since 1990, Brenda participates every year in RWA's Readers for Life Literacy Autographing, which since 1990 has raised over $300,000 for adult literacy. Brenda has also served as President of Novelists, Inc, an international organization of over 600 multi-published novelists.
Brenda's titles include:
THE RUNAWAY HEIRESS -- Avon, June 2005
TAMING TESSA -- Avon, September 2004
WICKEDLY YOURS -- Avon, November 2003
INNOCENT PASSIONS -- Avon, February 2003
A REBELLIOUS BRIDE -- Avon, April 2002
ROGUE'S HONOR -- Avon, July 2001
SHIP OF DREAMS -- HarperCollins, April 2000
SCANDALOUS VIRTUE -- HarperCollins, June 1999
AZALEA -- Harlequin "Regency Diamonds," August 1994
BRIDGE OVER TIME -- Harlequin Superromance, April 1994
A CHRISTMAS BRIDE -- Harlequin Regency, December 1993
DARING DECEPTION -- Harlequin Regency, July 1993
LORD DEARBORN'S DESTINY -- Harlequin Regency, February 1993
THE UGLY DUCKLING -- Harlequin Regency, September 1992
GABRIELLA -- Harlequin Regency, March 1992read more