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'm currently working to reissue two of my previously published novellas. The Viscount Meets His Match will be on sale in June, followed by Moonlight and Mistletoe in September. In December Steeple Hill will be reissuing my novel, The Captain's Christmas Family in larger print. I am also writing a prequel novella for the Most Peculiar Season multi-author series - Mischief Under the Mistletoe. To learn more about these projects, visit my Books Page!
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!
Not the lasting kind, anyway. Life was too hard for romance to survive for long. Marriage
for money was best, she was sure - or had been until she met Harris Chisholm, earnest and penniless
yet willing to gamble on life, love - and her!
Harris Chisholm was a man of his word.
He had promised to deliver Janny Lennox into the arms of her intended. But could he willingly
surrender the woman who'd made him more than himself, the woman who'd become his heart's true friend
and partner? "Never!" his soul whispered. "Never...!"
"Deborah Hale has penned another winner, as she's once again pinned down the meaning of true love.
This one is for the keep shelf to be read again and again."~ The Old Book Barn Gazette
The last person Lady Cassandra Whitney expected to encounter on a snowy road to Bath is the one man she’s never succeeded in banishing from her heart. Her reasons for refusing Sir Brandon Calvert ’s proposal four years ago are not what he believes. But how can she tell the rigorously truthful baronet that she deceived him? And how can she bring herself to reveal shameful family secrets?
Sir Brandon has spent the past four years trying to forget the woman who broke his heart. But when a fateful blizzard strands them together in a small farmhouse, warm affections are rekindled. Can the flame of true love burn bright enough to light the way for two lost hearts to find each another again, before the snow melts and they must go their separate ways?
"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