Thank you for visiting my website! Since winning the Golden Heart ® Award in 1997, I have written more than thirty books in the genres of historical romance, historical fiction, otherworld fantasy and inspirational romance. My work has been translated into more than a dozen languages with over three million copies
I am delighted to announce the release of my latest novel in the Most Peculiar Season multi-author series - Scandal Takes a Holiday. I am currently working on the next book in the series, Scandal in His Arms.
Scandal Takes a Holiday
Entangled With Twins!
Scandal is afoot when a match-making countess invites three eligible heiresses and three cash-strapped noblemen to her holiday house party! Shy, sensible Lily Crawford fears her vivacious twin sister will wed a fortune-hunting aristocrat, who might bankrupt their late father’s business and leave them penniless. She urges Iris to consider her devoted admirer Captain Aaron Turner. The captain is reliable, resourceful and ruggedly handsome, but Iris has her heart set on being a titled lady, not the wife of disreputable privateer.
Having made his fortune on the high seas, Aaron Turner is ready to settle down and gain social acceptance by winning the beautiful, sought-after Iris Crawford. He begs her sister to help him woo the reluctant heiress. When Iris falls ill, Lily takes her sister’s place but soon finds herself falling in love with the dashing captain who is determined to marry her sister. If her masquerade is uncovered, the scandal could ruin three futures and break more than one heart. Can Lily find the courage to step out of her sister’s shadow to claim the man of her dreams?
The Viscount Meets His Match Previously Published in the anthology The Wedding Season
Much Ado About Nuptials!
Sebastian Viscount Benedict knows from bitter experience that marrying a woman of lower rank and fortune brings nothing but heartache. He is determined to prevent his beloved brother from making the same mistake by wedding the local squire’s daughter.
Rebecca Beaton disagrees. She is certain her former pupil, Hermione, truly loves the viscount’s brother and will make him a devoted wife. She tries to persuade formidable Lord Benedict to give the young couple his blessing.
In spite of their many differences, Sebastian finds himself drawn to forthright, loyal Rebecca. Yet he fears his admiration for the lady may overturn his good judgment and erode his resolve. Rebecca fights her growing attraction to Sebastian, which threatens to divide her loyalties…and perhaps break her heart. If only she can help him believe in true love once again, there may be hope for more than one happy ending!
"This exceptional Regency-era romance includes all the best aspects of that genre, plus higher sexual tension and a highly innovative plot. Deborah Hale has outdone herself to the complete advantage of the reader!" ~ RT Book Review
"Invite yourself to this sweet, sensitive, moving and utterly wonderful tale of love from the heart." ~ Affaire de Coeur
" With crisp dialogue, realistic interactions between the characters, and a small but varied cast, this well-written, entertaining tale is sure to please." ~ AOL Romance Fiction Forum
"This delightful, well-paced historical will leave readers smiling and satisfied." ~ Library Journal
"In her first crossover foray into fantasy, romance writer Hale nicely blends the two genres in an upbeat, feel-good story. " ~ Publisher's Weekly