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About Philippa Jane Keyworth
Philippa Jane Keyworth, also known as P. J. Keyworth, writes historical romance and fantasy novels you'll want to escape into.
She loves strong heroines, challenging heroes and backdrops that read like you’re watching a movie. She creates complex, believable characters you want to get to know and worlds that are as dramatic as they are beautiful.
Keyworth's historical romance novels include Regency and Georgian romances that trace the steps of indomitable heroes and heroines through historic British streets. From London's glittering ballrooms to its dark gaming hells, characters experience the hopes and joys of love while avoiding a coil or too! Travel with them through London, Bath, Cornwall and beyond and you'll find yourself falling in love.
Keyworth's fantasy series The She Trilogy unveils a world of nomadic warrior tribes and peaceful forest-dwelling folk. Explore the hills, deserts and cities of Emrilion and the history that is woven through them. With so many different races in the same kingdom it's become a melting pot of drama and intrigue where the ultimate struggle between good and evil will bring it all to the brink of destruction.
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Lady Rachel Denby is in need of a husband and a chance encounter with the reserved Lord Arleigh inspires her to offer him an outlandish deal.
He will save her from impending financial doom and she will help him gain his inheritance. All they have to do is marry. It sounds delightfully pragmatic. Yet as they embark upon their matrimonial bliss, they find that being husband and wife is anything but simple. Pleasing the stiff family relations, keeping a nosy sister in check, and dealing with unhelpful solicitors complicates their deal. To make matters worse, there are unplanned feelings growing between them. But the unorthodox Rachel can’t help engaging the aloof Viscount, and his Lordship is certainly not the cold fish he at first appears. Suddenly, the deal they made is far more than just a practical solution to their problems, it’s fast becoming downright dangerous!
This is the second book in The Ladies of Worth series of Georgian romances. It centres on the sister of Lady Rebecca Fairing from Fool Me Twice, and you’ll get to see Caro and Felton again, and let’s not forget the shrewd Lady Etheridge and her wicked wit!
‘a beautiful novel set in 18th century in England [..] The plot is unique and intriguing [..] I love strong, vocal, and intelligent women, and Rachel displayed these qualities, making her the perfect main character/protagonist.‘ – Reader’s Favourite, 5 stars
'‘In the words of Arleigh, “A Dangerous Deal” lets the reader “leave the rest of the world to itself for a while” as one is hooked up in the drama, humor, suspense and craziness of the lead characters. The backdrop of well-drawn 1776s’ cultural events gives a unique spark to the thread of romance that completes the package like a perfect rainbow.’ – InD-Tale Magazine, 4 stars
Awards & recognition
- 5 star Reader's Favorite seal
In the gaming hells of eighteenth century London, orphan Caro Worth is leading a double life.
By day she plays a proper gentlewoman on the lookout for a wealthy husband. By night she plays the infamous Angelica, her fictional half-sister with a talent for cards and an ability to finance the life her respectable self has built. An introduction to a rich Marquis brings marriage and security within Caro’s grasp…until the arrival of the unpredictable and totally ineligible Mr. Tobias Felton. Dismayed by Felton’s persistent appearances, shocking frankness, and enigmatic green eyes, Caro watches helplessly as he comes closer than anyone to guessing her secret, but when complete and utter ruin threatens, she finds that Felton’s suspicions just might become her salvation. As the walls she has built to protect herself crumble down around her, Caro learns that no matter how careful your plans, life and love have a habit of falling quite spectacularly out of control!
This is the first book in The Ladies of Worth series of Georgian romances. Meet the characters of the Ladies of Worth world from the courageous Caro Worth, to the mischievous Tobias Felton and the wickedly witty Lady Etheridge! Leave the rest of the world to itself for a while and get caught up in drama, humour and romance.
‘ …this is a must read for historical romance lovers!‘ – Sarah E. Bradley, InD’Tale Magazine
Awards & recognition
- 5 star review & crowned heart from InD'Tale Magazine
Six years after being jilted without a word of explanation, Julia Rotherham finds Lucius Wolversley standing before her once again–unexpected, unannounced, unwelcome.
With her heart still hurting and, more importantly, her pride, Julia must chaperone her younger sister, fend off fortune hunters, orchestrate a fake engagement, and halt an elopement–all whilst keeping the man who jilted her at arm’s length. But what Julia doesn’t know is that this time, the Earl has no intention of disappearing, and this time he has more than an explanation to offer…
‘This is a charming and squeaky clean Regency Romance with a solid hero and feisty heroine who obviously belong together. I enjoyed settling in for the twists and turns of the plot as they find their way out of their estrangement to reunite. – Historical Novel Society
'There is a whirlwind of excitement in this delectable romance filled with deceit, comedy, and love gone wrong!' - InD'Tale Magazine
Awards & recognition
- 5 star review & crowned heart, InD'Tale Magazine
From the first English word to Tudor ladies-in-waiting, from Regency dining and dress to Victorian crime and technology, immerse yourself in the lore of Great Britain. Read the history behind the fiction and discover the true tales surrounding England’s castles, customs, and kings.
A penniless young widow with an indomitable spirit. A wealthy viscount with an unsavoury reputation.
London, 1815: After her husband's untimely death, Letty Burton comes up from the country with her domineering mother-in-law. Hiding a past she wishes to forget and facing an uncertain future, all she wants is to navigate London Society as a silent companion. A chance meeting with London's most eligible bachelor sets in motion a series of events that will bring her quiet life under the unfriendly scrutiny of the ton. With the net of scandal, debts, and rivals closing in, will she let her dark past dictate her life forever? Will she learn to trust again? And most importantly, will she allow herself to love?
The story of The Widow's Redeemer is inspired by the romantic story of Ruth and Boaz from the bible, but readers don't have to know the story to enjoy this Regency romance.
- ‘Keyworth has a clean, intelligent writing style. The narrative unfolds in a logical manner. Her characters are well-developed and likeable. This is well-written and nicely plotted, a quick and satisfying read reminiscent of Jane Austen.' – Historical Novel Society
- ‘Through Ms. Keyworth’s writing, her characters spirit and fire radiantly shine, readers cannot help but be warmed by its rays! This story is filled with all kinds of delectable angst, and drama, while still delighting one with its heartfelt charm!' – Tonya Smalley ~ InD’Tale Magazine, 4.5 stars
Awards & recognition
- 4.5 star review & crowned heart from InD'Tale Magazine
- Finalist in 2012 RONE Awards (Reward of Novel Excellence) hosted by InD'Tale Magazine.
The Reluwyn Empire of Emrilion spans from the Northern Moors to the Tao Desert. The Laowyn, a people chosen by the Spirit, are subject to the Regent’s harsh rule on behalf of the Prince and a raft of oppressive Edicts is about to tip the scales toward rebellion. The Laowyn Resistance defend against persecution but the Regent Garesh’s stranglehold on power is unrelenting. In a bid to solidify his position he arranges for the Edict of Maidens to gather all eligible brides for the Prince’s choosing that the royal might ascend the throne as King with Garesh at his side as rightful power-wielder.
Kiara, a Laowyn woman whose race remains a secret, is chosen for the Prince but before she can be taken she escapes under the guise of a boy. Falling from one captor to another she eventually comes face-to-face with the man she loathes and suddenly two very different worlds collide.
The Edict is an epic fantasy and love story forming the basis of a trilogy that will see the fantasy world brought to the brink of destruction with only a chosen few capable of protecting it.