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Ann Charlton vintage Harlequins author

Updated on December 5, 2012

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCES

Ann Charlton wrote several titles for Harlequin in the 1980's and 1990's, most of her books are set in Australia.I am slowly reading all her harlequins and as I do, I am adding details to the descriptions in bold.

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857 AN IRRESISTIBLE FORCE

HARLEQUIN PRESENTS SET IN AUSTRALIA

Irresistible force meets immovable object. Battle lines formed the day Fairlie commandeered the Australian construction company's giant earth mover blocking the driveway. Carson Tate had gone too far in his aim to drive out her grandmother. "In future, you'll have me to contend with, not a frightened widow who just wants to go on living in her own home," she warned Carson. And she was too angry to notice that his flickering response had nothing to do with fear. Fairlie was in more danger of being taken over by a subtle irresistible force than by open aggression.

Carson's men were harrassing her grandmother, all the other land around was being worked on. Fairlie goes to see him in his office and he says he wasn't away of any trouble. He also passes some sexist remarks. Carson charms her grandmother and rents part of her house as an office. Fairlie works as secretary but is trying to be an artist, Carson secretly sponsors a show for her. He also secretly moves her grandmother's house.

912 TITAN'S WOMAN

HARLEUQIN PRESENTS SET IN AUSTRALIA

When a powerful Australian developer gives in to a woman’s concern for the environment, the newspapers dub them “Titan and the Amazon.” Then he, an experienced infighter, goes straight for the heart!

967 THE DECEPTION TRAP

HARLEQUIN PRESENTS SET IN AUSTRALIA

Tess is no ordinary maid. She's merely posing as one to embarrass an Australian business tycoon--to repay him for deserting her family when their fortunes fell years ago. But everything backfires.

1008 STREET SONG

HARLEUQIN PRESENTS

Falling in love just isn’t enough. Free-spirited musician Cara and a conservative businessman find their life-styles in no way mesh. Clearly something will have to change—but who and what?

1319 LOVE SPIN

HARLEQUIN PRESENTS

He made her remember the way she used to be. Darcie's past as a racing-car driver was ancient history. After her husband's death in a Grand Prix race, she refused to lose her stepson, Matt, that way. Nowadays, she only drove as a chauffeur. Everything changed when she began, driving for Patrick Stafford. He had all the sensitivity of a Centurion tank--and the power! And though he wasn't her type, he stirred her to desire for the first time in three years. Darcie wondered if she had the courage for a comeback--as a driver or as a woman.

1777 HOT NOVEMBER

HARLEQUIN PRESENTS SERIES DANGEROUS LIASIONS

Matt Mackenzie had warned Emma that it only too one spark to start a blaze-and there were bushfires everywhere! November was going to be a very hot month indeed in every sense!

1782 STEAMY DECEMBER

HARLEQUIN PRESENTS SEQUEL TO HOT NOVEMBER

As a makeup artist, Ami could transform herself into anyone she wanted. She knew how deceptive appearances could be, and she was determined to prove it to North Kendrick!

1892 MARRIED TO THE MAN

HARLEQUIN PRESENTS

She needed a husband....To secure her inheritance Lorelei Tate needed to be married by thirty. She was twenty-nine and three quarters.... It wasn't just her biological clock that was ticking! There was only one solution. She'd just have to buy a husband! He needed the money! Haze Callahan had always thought he wasn't for sale but his business needed some extra capital and Lori was offering cash in return for a wedding ring. And marriage to Lori would have its own advantages--beyond the serious hair and power dressing, Lori Tate had definite wife potential!

2660 A PLACE OF WILD HONEY

HARLEQUIN ROMANCE SET IN AUSTRALIA

So he thought he knew it all, did he? Kate was no amateur, either at painting or running a gallery, and she bitterly resented the charge of incompetence made by noted art critic and dealer Robert Beaumont. He was simply jealous of the success of her rival business, she decided, and was trying to discredit her. Well, two could play at that game. She'd show him who was incompetent--when he awarded the top prize in an exhibition of distinguished artists to a Kate Bowman original?

Robert wrote an editorial on gallery established by people who know nothing about art, he doesn't mention Kate by name but she gets the hint. They had already tangled over her sign which his lawyer said was too similar to his gallery sign. They don't actually meet until they appear on television together. He brings on a painting he secretly bought in her gallery and harshly criticizes it. Kate had put the painting because it was painted by an nice old man in a wheelchair who always wanted to paint something good enough to go in a gallery.

Robert realizes this after he meets the artist and does try to apologize but it is too late, Kate really dislikes him. He keeps coming around, but Kate lets her aunt deal with him. She puts a painting in his exhibitions and wins a highly commended, painting under another name. There is later a problem about this because he accuses her of stealing the artist from him. They first meet near a place noted for its wild honey, hence the book title.

2684 NO LAST SONG

HARLEQUIN ROMANCE SET IN AUSTRALIA

She had made the wrong impression from the start. Briony couldn't blame Sydney-tycoon Stanford Barron for being surprised when she began working as his aunt's gardener. After all, the last time he'd seen her she'd been the lead guitarist in her brother's band. It was natural for him to wonder which was the real Briony Wilde. But wasn't he going a little too far when he accused her of stealing from his aunt?

Stanford is convinced Briony is a tramp, she doesn't mention her protective brother for a while. But he is still convinced she is a tramp, so he offers her the position of mistress, while he is drunk. To his credit, he takes back the offer and apologizes when he sobers up.

2701 WINTER SUN, SUMMER RAIN

HARLEQUIN ROMANCE

Was this the man she'd idolized? Lacey's fantasies were shattered when her childhood hero, Australian tennis pro. Luke Harrow, turned out to be an overbearing brute. And yet, as she worked more closely with him, Lacey was certain the old Luke still existed, hidden behind the mask of cynicism and the bursts of violent, frustrated temper. Was there any way she could reach him, and force him to accept the tragic accident that had ended his career?

2762 THE DRIFTWOOD DRAGON

HARLEQUIN ROMANCE

Things changed, her old friend Sam had said. On the night Dru Winters flicked the light switch and found that the star of the TV serial Ramage had stumbled into her life, things really did change. For Locke was not just the sex-symbol Dru could sharpen her wits on. He was also a tender, loving and vulnerable man -- a man haunted by dreams of Eva, and threatened by something more real than dreams -- as Dru discovered when she married him.

2977 RANSOMED HEART

HARLEQUIN ROMANCE

Hal Stevens, hired by her wealthy family to protect Stacey, wastes no time in letting her know he considers her a spoiled brat and her life-style useless. But Stacey learns that even heiresses can’t have everything they want.

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