Mary Lancaster, USA Today Bestselling Author

About Mary Lancaster

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Mary Lancaster is a USA Today bestselling author of historical romance and romantic historical fiction. Her first literary love was historical fiction, a genre which she relishes mixing up with romance and adventure in her own writing. Several of her novels feature actual historical characters as diverse as Hungarian revolutionaries, medieval English outlaws, and a family of eternally rebellious royal Scots. But she is probably best known for her light, fun Regency romances.

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Latest & Upcoming Releases


Latest Release: Unmasking Sin

Pleasure Garden, Book 3

“A more intriguing option…” Rebecca, reviled as “The Black Widow”, comes to Maida Pleasure Gardens, masked and alone, just to feel part of a world that still dances and laughs. But she repels all company – until the mysterious Ludovic Dunne refuses to be dismissed. Intrigued and unwillingly attracted, Rebecca begins to wonder if he might become a friend…

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Upcoming Release: Unmasking the Duke

Pleasure Garden, Book 4

Love at first smile… The first time Kitty saw Johnny Winter, a gentlemanly rake with a bone-melting smile, she was dazzled.
When, more than a year later, she finally dances with him, the moment is spoiled by having to tie him up at gunpoint. For Kitty is the niece of the infamous Bill Renwick, who owns Maida Pleasure Gardens and lives pretty close to the edges of the law. And the gentleman has seen too much.
Worse, he turns out to be the Duke of Dearham…

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About the Pleasure Garden Series: Light, fun Regency romance ​

Everyone wears a mask. The art is seeing what lies beneath. Maida Pleasure Gardens, the neglected little sister of Vauxhall and Ranelagh, lurk on the edge of London and of the law. Long past their fashionable heyday, the Gardens welcome the hoi polio, the scandalous, the lonely, the desperate, and the criminal, who can all dance anonymously at the public masked balls.

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