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Stephanie Laurens Stephanie Laurens i(A41998 works by) (birth name: Theonne De Krester)
Also writes as: M.S. Laurens
Born: Established:
Sri Lanka,
South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
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At the age of five Laurens moved with her family from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) to Melbourne. She was educated in Melbourne and graduated with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. After an overland journey from Katmandu to London, Laurens lived in Kent and worked as a research scientist for four years, often travelling within Europe. She returned to Australia, continuing in the research field, including cancer research, until, despairing at the lack of Regency romances to read, she wrote her own, published as Tangled Reins by Mills & Boon in 1992. After the success of her first book Laurens wrote full time and published in the United Kingdom and the US.

Laurens has also written novellas published in overseas anthologies and many of her works have been translated into other languages.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Intrigue Melbourne : Savdek Management , 2020 20858726 2020 single work novel historical fiction romance

'#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens immerses you in the simple joys of a long-ago country-village Christmas, featuring a grandmother, her grandchildren, her unwed son, a determined not-so-young lady, foreign diplomats, undercover guards, and agents of Napoleon! 

'At Hartington Manor in the village of Little Moseley, Therese, Lady Osbaldestone, and her household are once again enjoying the company of her intrepid grandchildren, Jamie, George, and Lottie, when they are unexpectedly joined by her ladyship’s youngest and still-unwed son, also the children’s favorite uncle, Christopher.

'As the Foreign Office’s master intelligencer, Christopher has been ordered into hiding until the department can appropriately deal with the French agent spotted following him in London. Christopher chose to seek refuge in Little Moseley because it’s such a tiny village that anyone without a reason to be there stands out. Neither he nor his office-appointed bodyguard expect to encounter any dramas.

'Then Christopher spots a lady from London he believes has been hunting him with matrimonial intent. He can’t understand how she tracked him to the village, but determined to avoid her, he enlists the children’s help. The children discover their information-gathering skills are in high demand, and while engaging with the villagers as they usually do and taking part in the village’s traditional events, they do their best to learn what Miss Marion Sewell is up to.

'But upon reflection, Christopher realizes it’s unlikely the Marion he was so attracted to years before has changed all that much, and he starts to wonder if what she wants to tell him is actually something he might want to hear. Unfortunately, he has set wheels in motion that are not easy to redirect. Although Marion tries to approach him several times, he and she fail to make contact. 

'Then just when it seems they will finally connect, a dangerous stranger lures Marion away. Fearing the worst, Christopher gives chase—trailed by his bodyguard, the children, and a small troop of helpful younger gentlemen.

'What they discover at nearby Parteger Hall is not at all what anyone expected, and as the action unfolds, the assembled company band together to protect a secret vital to the resolution of the war against Napoleon.'

Source : publisher's blurb

2020 finalist Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Historical Romance
y separately published work icon The Lady Risks All New York (City) : Avon Books (United Kingdom) , 2012 6344786 2012 single work novel historical fiction romance

'The Lady Risks All in this delightfully sexy and sensuous historical romance novel from the creator of the recklessly romantic Cynster family—Regency England’s most irrepressible clan of sexy rogues and ladies—as well as the acclaimed Bastion Club books. The notorious Neville Roscoe, who lives boldly outside the bounds of proper society, is one of Laurens’s most unforgettable heroes—and the story of his seduction of prim, straight-laced Miranda Clifford is filled with intrigue, danger, and passion that will thrill not only Stephanie Laurens fans, but devoted readers of Lisa Kleypas, Johanna Lindsey, and Mary Balogh as well.' (Publisher's blurb)

2012 winner Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Book of the Year Award Romantic Elements Long romance
y separately published work icon Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue Sydney : Avon Books , 2011 6893721 2011 single work novel romance historical fiction

'In Laurens’s sensational new Cynster historical romance, it’s Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue when feisty Heather Cynster steps out of her safe, dull social circle in search of a dashing hero to wed…and ends up kidnapped, scandalized and whisked out of London, with her only hope for salvation—and love—resting with a notorious rogue lord.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2011 finalist Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Historical Romance
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