I picked up most of the dates from a family tree already given in Avon ’99 printing of “The Present” and then added the subsequent entries according to the following books in the series. I am also sending it in parts.
I have used a wonderful software called “Family Tree Builder V2.0” for the creation of these family charts.
If I have made any mistakes, please do feel free to comment and let me know. 🙂
As the entire Malory family gathers at Haverston to celebrate the season, a mysterious present arrives anonymously. The gift is an old journal – a tender and tempestuous account of the love affair between the second Marquis, Christopher Malory, and a dark gypsy beauty named Anastasia, who seeks a love match with a non-gypsy in order to save herself from a prearranged marriage to a brute.
Though the dashing English lord Anastasia sets her sight upon burns for the exquisite, exotic miss, Christopher could never consent to wed such a lowborn lady. But miracles have been known to happen in this season of peace and giving and love, as two extraordinary people seperated by cicumstance of birth begin a passionate dance of will and wiles. And in the miraculous blossoming of a glorious romance at a long ago Christmastime, there are wise and well-learned lessons that will enrich the hearts of the Malory descendants – and, indeed, of everyone who has ever dreamed.
Left penniless after her parents’ deaths, Kelsey Langton must now take responsiblity for the well being of her younger sister, Jean. But when circumstance and human frailty conspire to leave them homeless as well, Kelsey is forced to resort to drastic measures.
Only by allowing herself to be sold at auction can she rescue her sister’s future and so Kelsey enters the infamous House of Eros, resigned to becoming the plaything of some well heeled gentleman.
Lord Derek Malory is the highest bidder for Kelsey’s charms a dashing rakehell from a family of charming London rogues who draws the sensuous dark haired maiden into a world of unparalleled pleasure and dangerous rivalries.
But Kelsey must scrupulously guard the secret of her highborn past – even as her grace, wit, spirit and beauty entice her new “master” to renounce his scandalous ways. . .and take a chance at true love, the most perilous and rewarding gamble of all.
Beautiful, mischievous and shamelessly daring, young Amy is a Malory through and through – as wild and reckless as the most incorrigible of her male cousins. And now that she has reached a marriageable age, Amy has set her amorous sights on a most unsuitable mate – the straight-laced American ship captain who once nearly had her Uncle James hung for piracy.
Still tormented by the past treachery of an unfaithful lover, handsome Warren Anderson is shocked by the brazen advances of his despised enemy’s high-spirited niece. But his firm resolve to resist is weakened by an irresistible yearning for the enchanting British minx – and an impassioned heart begs him to surrender to a love that threatens to stoke the smoldering fires of perilous family feud.
Her heart trampled and torn, innocent Georgina Anderson was desperate to return home to America. Leaving her sorrows on England’s shores, she defiantly boarded the “gentleman’s ship” Maiden Anne” disguised as a cabin boy- never dreaming she’d be forced into intimate servitude to the irrepressible rake Captain James Malory.
A handsome ex-pirate, the black sheep of a proud and tempestuous family, Malory swore no woman alive would entice him to matrimony.
But on the high seas, he would be bested by a high-spirited beauty whose love of freedom and adventure rivaled his own . . . and by an inescapable tidal wave of passion that threatened to engulf them both.
Flame-haired Scottish heiress Roslynn Chadwick needs the safety of marriage to protect her from an unscrupulous cousin- and every other fortune-hunting scoundrel who covets her wealth and exquisite beauty.
Anthony Malory is everthing Roslynn had been warned against- a ruthless, irresistibily handsome English Rogue whose sensual blue eyes speak of pleasures beyond imagining.
How Roslynn wishes she dared to love such a man- tobelieve his whispered passionate promises . . .and to follow and enchanting dream to enexplored heights of rapturuos surrender.
Reggie has vowed to marry the golden haired rogue who has besmirched her good name- and who arouses her womanly desires to an unendurable level. But her beauty only stirs Nicholas’s passion- giving rise to dangerous misunderstandings . . and a love that can live only once in a lifetime.