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Louise Allen

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aka Francesca Shaw

Louise Allen has been immersing herself in history, real and fictional, for as long as she can remember, and her first attempt at historical fiction at the age of eight was three pages of improbable medieval drama set in the local castle. Some considerable time later she joined forces with a friend and became one half of the writing partnership Francesca Shaw -- what began as a decidedly tipsy storytelling session in a Burgundian vineyard led on to a series of Historical Romances, all but one set in the Regency period.

Career changes meant that the partnership had to end and Louise now writes about her favorite historical period alone -- which means she can keep all her gorgeous heroes to herself.

She lives in England in a village in Bedfordshire with her long-suffering husband who is not only a wonderful cook, but also the perfect inspiration for every romantic hero imaginable. All their spare time is spent at their Norfolk cottage on the coast where, although they have no pets, they are permitted to share the garden with a very bossy pheasant called Percy.



Herriard Family
1. Surrender To The Marquess (2017)
Dangerous Deceptions
1. Loving The Lost Duke (2017)
Time Into Time
1. An Earl Out of Time (2017)

Christmas Brides (2005) (with Lucy Monroe)
Model Debutant / Marriage Debt / Moonlight and Mistletoe (2006)
Hot Desert Nights (2007) (with Kim Lawrence and Lucy Monroe)
Dutiful Rake / One Night with a Rake (2008) (with Elizabeth Rolls)
Married by Christmas (2008) (with Catherine George and Diana Palmer)
Silent Night Man / Christmas Reunion / Mistletoe Masquerade (2008) (with Catherine George and Diana Palmer)
Sparhawk's Lady / Earl's Intended Wife (2009) (with Miranda Jarrett)
Together by Christmas (2009) (with Nicola Cornick and Catherine George)
Pleasurably Undone! (2010) (with Terri Brisbin, Diane Gaston, Christine Merrill and Michelle Willingham)
Wicked Regency Nights (2010) (with Annie Burrows, Nicola Cornick, Diane Gaston and Bronwyn Scott)
Regency High Society Vol 2 (2010) (with Sylvia Andrew and Miranda Jarrett)
Regency Pleasures (2011)
Regency Pleasures and Sins Part 1 (2011) (with Diane Gaston, Julia Justiss, Juliet Landon, Margaret McPhee and Christine Merrill)
Snowbound Wedding Wishes (2012) (with Lucy Ashford and Joanna Fulford)
Scandal in the Regency Ballroom (2013)
Regency Rumours (2013)
Regency Christmas Collection (2013) (with Lucy Ashford, Elizabeth Beacon, Annie Burrows, Joanna Fulford, Anne Herries, Sophia James, Marguerite Kaye, Amanda McCabe, Christine Merrill, Barbara Monajem, Bronwyn Scott and Linda Skye)
Regency Collection 2013 Part 1 (2013) (with Helen Dickson, Anne Herries, Margaret McPhee, Deb Marlowe and Christine Merrill)
Harlequin Historical January 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Kate Bridges and Carol Townend)
Harlequin Historical April 2014 - Bundle 2 of 2 (2014) (with Mary Nichols and Bronwyn Scott)
Harlequin Historical June 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Katy Madison and Gail Whitiker)
Harlequin Historical August 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Elizabeth Beacon)
Historical Romance - The Best of the Year (2015) (with Helen Dickson, Diane Gaston, Blythe Gifford, Anne Herries, Sophia James, Ann Lethbridge, Denise Lynn, Margaret McPhee, Sarah Mallory, Carole Mortimer and Janice Preston)
Love Affairs (2015) (with Caroline Anderson, Fiona Harper, Margaret McPhee, Carol Townend and Scarlet Wilson)
Mother's Day Treats (2015) (with Leanne Banks, Lynne Graham, Marion Lennox, Carole Mortimer, Joan Elliott Pickart, Michelle Reid and Linda Turner)
Harlequin Historical July 2015 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2015) (with Elizabeth Beacon and Ann Lethbridge)
Regency Pride and Passions (2015) (with Elizabeth Beacon, Diane Gaston, Isabelle Goddard, Anne Herries, Carla Kelly, Ann Lethbridge, Amanda McCabe, Margaret McPhee, Sarah Mallory, Christine Merrill and Carole Mortimer)
Harlequin Historical November 2015 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2015) (with Sarah Mallory)
Harlequin Historical December 2015 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2015) (with Annie Burrows and Helen Dickson)
The Helen Bianchin / The Regency Scoundrels And Scandals Collections (2016) (with Helen Bianchin, Anna Campbell and Julia London)
Regency Scoundrels And Scandals (2016) (with Anna Campbell and Julia London)
Harlequin Historical June 2016 - Box Set 2 of 2 (2016) (with Laurie Benson and Sophia James)
Harlequin Historical July 2016 - Box Set 2 of 2 (2016) (with Sarah Mallory and Bronwyn Scott)
Once Upon A Regency Christmas (2016) (with Annie Burrows and Sophia James)
Scandalous Regency Secrets Collection (2017) (with Carole Mortimer)
Harlequin Historical March 2017 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2017) (with Laura Martin and Catherine Tinley)
Historical Romance Collection: Book 1-4 March (2017) (with Julia Justiss, Laura Martin and Catherine Tinley)
The Regency Season Collection (2017) (with Mary Brendan, Ann Lethbridge, Margaret McPhee, Sarah Mallory and Carole Mortimer)
Harlequin Historical August 2017 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2017) (with Elizabeth Beacon and Laura Martin)
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