Meara Platt


The Croft Family Tree

A Match Made in Duty

When the Earl of Exmoor agrees to marry Sophie as a favor to her dying brother, he never expects that this match made in duty will be the cure for his broken and battle-scarred heart.

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Earl of Westcliff: Wicked Regency Romance (Wicked Earls' Club)

Tynan Brayden, the Earl of Westcliff, never expects his carefree life to be turned upside down when he rescues Lady Abigail Croft outside the Wicked Earls' Club late one evening. She isn't at all the sort of woman he is looking for right now, sweet, innocent, and yet when she rebuffs his assistance, he finds himself eager to see more of her. To his great irritation, he finds that she manages to bring out the good in him... and he has no desire to be good, especially not with her.

Lady Abigail Croft is at the end of her rope, trying to save her foolish brother. The Earl of Westcliff's offer to help only complicates matters, for he is big as a gladiator and handsome as sin, and far too distracting. Her life is already in upheaval and she can't risk falling in love with Westcliff when she knows he will only crush her aching and vulnerable heart. Or will he?

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Fortune's Dragon

You will meet a dragon who will eat your heart. This is the fortune young Faith Boscombe believes she is told by a fortune teller at the Scarborough fair. But Caleb Brayden, the boy who finds her and returns her safely to her governess after Faith runs off through the fair in tears, gives her a dragon amulet as protection. He's made up a fable about the power of the amulet, but when he happens to return to the Scarborough fair ten years later, this time as a battle-hardened general in the king's dragoons, he realizes their fortunes are bound to each other... and so are their hearts.

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This story is inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's haunting poem, A Dream Within A Dream. My hero, William Croft, appeared as a character in an earlier story of mine called Pearls of Fire.

William Croft, Baron Whitpool, has recurring dreams of a young woman with long, black hair and smoke-gray eyes running amid the ruins of Tintagel Castle on the Cornwall coast. He calls her Aislin in his dreams, but who is she?

If she exists, how is she connected to the missing years of his life?

(Note: This story was first published as part of the USA Today Bestselling Boxed set The Midnight Hour: All Hallows' Brides, October 2019)

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Earl of Kinross

Marcus Brayden, Earl of Kinross, thought fighting Napoleon on the battlefield was dangerous. But it is nothing to the upheaval caused by Lara Le Brecque, his best friend's sister, when she climbs over his townhouse wall shortly before Christmas and attempts to sneak into his London home. Lara ought to be on the marriage mart, enjoying her London season and the holiday festivities, but when she confides the Le Brecque family problems to him, he knows he must do all he can to help...even if it means marrying Lara.

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Earl of Alnwick

Lord Niall Jameson, Earl of Alnwick, has more than lived up to his reputation as one of the Wicked Earls. But it is time to settle down and marry an heiress to save the crumbling and heavily burdened estate he inherited from his wastrel father. Not that he wishes to marry. He rather enjoys his own wastrel life.

He finds the perfect solution when he rescues one hugely irritating spitfire by the name of Miss Katie Pringle from drowning. She's a runaway bride. Her wealthy father and even wealthier betrothed are offering an extremely generous reward for her safe return. All Niall has to do is get her back to London and claim his riches. What can possibly go wrong?

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Gideon Croft has spent years taking on the toughest assignments as an agent of the Crown, but he's certain this one will be his last when he is shot and left for dead in a seaside cave. When a ministering angel by the name of Lady Danielle Winthrop comes along and saves him, he knows he owes her not only his life but his heart...assuming either of them will make it out of her uncle's rebel plot alive.

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A Rescued Heart

USA Today bestselling author Meara Platt brings this Regency era family saga to its emotional happily ever after as the last of the Croft siblings finds love and redemption in the arms of the woman who has always held his heart.

Annie Whitcomb often helped out her father in his medical practice in their quiet seaside village of Torquay, and his worst patient without doubt was Major Peter Croft. His surly disposition and abuse of opium to ease the pain of his battle injuries left him fit company for no one. Yet, when her father unexpectedly passes away, leaving her destitute and with nowhere to turn, it is Peter who comes to her with a startling proposition . . . marry him.

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All I Want for Christmas

She was only meant to be a dream.

Perin Marsh scraped and scratched to make his fortune, but knew he would never be fine enough to marry an angel like Aurora Brayden. They'd never met, yet she was his inspiration, the prize always just out of his reach. He was content to keep her as a dream until the day their paths actually crossed shortly before Christmas. In that moment, Perin knew all he wanted for Christmas was Aurora.

Would his wish come true?

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