Barlow Series

Together The Ambitious Baronet, The Widower's Folly and The Soldier's Bride form the Magic Locket series featuring the Barlow sisters.

Once and only once, when each sister, in turn, looks into the locket, she sees the man she is meant to marry. Is it true or only a legend? And what if she never meant to marry at all?


THE MAGIC LOCKET SERIES BOX SET



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Note: The 3 books in this box set (The Ambitious Baronet, The Widower's Folly, The Soldier's Bride) were originally published as Signet Traditional Regency Romances in 2001 and 2002.

”Wish Always With Love”—Or so Miss Alexandra Barlow reads from an inscription on a locket given to her by the mysterious woman of the woods.  The locket is supposed to grant one’s fondest desires—but when she envisions her perfect love, Alex’s life goes to pieces instead.  Her father has just gambled away the family fortune, leaving Alex and her sisters penniless, forcing her to work as a housekeeper.  
But when the handsome new lord of the manor, Sir Robert Stamford arrives on a secret mission, Alex suddenly finds herself caught between the machinations of the ton, her duty to her family, and Sir Robert’s love—which has suddenly become her fondest desire.
Thus begins the Magic Locket Series . . . 



The Ambitious Baronet

1st book in the “Magic Locket” series: Alexandra Barlow is determined never to marry.  She'd rather rescue children.  Sir Robert Stamford has been sent to track down the very children she is protecting.  It will not be easy to overcome the obstacles between them.  But a magic locket may prove to be the key

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The Widower’s Folly

2nd book in the “Magic Locket” series: Theresa Barlow writes stories, magical stories for children. Lord Rivendale has a daughter who cannot speak and the only way to reach her seems to be through Miss Barlow’s books. Both are wary of love, but in trying to help the child Anna, Tessa and William discover they have much more in common than either would have thought.



The Soldier’s Bride

3rd book in the “Magic Locket” series: Lisbeth Barlow marries Lord Thomas Kepley just as he is about to return to war.  He is reported drowned, but a year and a half later, he reappears.  Together they must find a way to salvage their marriage even though he does not believe her child is his.

THE AMBITIOUS BARONET (book 1 of the Barlow/Magic Locket series)



Some books are very special to us as writers. THE AMBITIOUS BARONET is such a book for me. It's the first in the magic locket Barlow series.


Alexandra Barlow does not intend to marry—ever. And then she meets Sir Robert Stamford who has been sent to track down the very children she is protecting. Can she guard both her heart and keep the little ones safe


Note that this was originally published as a Signet Traditional Regency in 2001.

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THE WIDOWER'S FOLLY (book 2 of the Barlow/Magic Locket series)


      2nd book in the “Magic Locket” series: Theresa Barlow writes stories, magical stories for children. Lord Rivendale has a daughter who cannot speak and the only way to reach her seems to be through Miss Barlow’s books. Both are wary of love, but in trying to help the child Anna, Tessa and William discover they have much more in common than either would have thought.

Note that this was originally published as a Signet Traditional Regency in 2001.

"...a book worth passing down to a reader's own children some day."--Affaire de Coeur
“THE WIDOWER'S FOLLY is thoroughly enjoyable as a stand-alone. You don't need to read THE AMBITIOUS BARONET first, but once you delve into one, you'll want to read the others. So far, the three sisters and two heroes are quite distinct from each other in personality and interest, yet tied together by love, family and the mysterious locket. Faithful Regency readers are well aware of Ms Kihlstrom's fine novels; readers new to her works will find this an excellent place to start”--Jane Bowers 

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THE SOLDIER'S BRIDE (book 3 of the Barlow/Magic Locket series)


3rd book in the “Magic Locket” series: Lisbeth marries Lord Thomas Kepley just as he is about to return to war.  He is reported drowned, but a year and a half later, he reappears.  Together they must find a way to salvage their marriage even though he does not believe her child is his.

Note that this was originally published as a Signet Traditional Regency in 2002.

“...fans of Regency romance are sure to enjoy this lively tale with its nonstop action and the author’s usual charming narrative.”--Romance Reviews Today

“...Readers who have met some of these characters in the two previous "Magic Locket" novels will be pleased to meet some old friends.  The story will captivate those encountering this enchanted token and these interesting characters for the first time.  The mysterious locket, the allure of a more elegant age, and the sweet love story of THE SOLDIER'S BRIDE all work together to make this a book worth lingering over.”--LDRS EBK Dazzle

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