About Deborah Cooke

I write romance novels, including medieval romances as Claire Delacroix, and contemporary and paranormal romances as Deborah Cooke. I also am an avid knitter and sewist.

A Most Inconvenient Earl

A Baron for All Seasons, #3 of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire Delacroix

The Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas will be completed soon!

In September, A Baron for All Seasons will be published. This is Anthea and Rupert’s story. Click on the cover to see the synopsis and buy links.

In March, A Most Inconvenient Earl will be published. This is Eurydice and Sebastian’s story, and it will be included in a Christmas anthology this fall. In March, it will be available on its own, in ebook and print.

I’m so excited to be finishing up this series!


A Most Inconvenient Earl, book four of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas by Claire Delacroix

Eurydice is convinced that a marriage of convenience to the notorious Sebastian Montgomery would be ideal: in exchange for one child, she can retreat to his country house to read and write to her heart’s content, while he continues to create scandal in London. The only trouble is that nothing with Sebastian goes according to plan, and she soon finds herself falling in love with her unpredictable, mischievous and secretly honorable husband. How could she possibly claim the heart of such a wicked rogue?

Sebastian is bored with life and all its amusements, until his friend’s ward makes a startling proposal. He likes that Eurydice surprises and challenges him—it’s only fair that he ensure that she has more experience of life to write about. A wild ride to Gretna Green and a very hasty courtship convince him that resilient and clever Eurydice is the perfect wife for him. He intends to court her properly and win her heart in time—but Eurydice turns the tables on him but soliciting advice in seduction from his former mistress, which leaves Sebastian scrambling to repair a Christmas—and a marriage—gone awry.


Solo edition coming March 2022.


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The Snow White Bride in Spanish

The Snow White Bride is available in a new Spanish edition today.


The Snow White Bride, book three of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medievla romances by Claire Delacroix, Spanish edition

El señor de Kinfairlie ha ayudado a sus hermanas, cada una una joya por derecho propio, a encontrar marido.  Ahora el propio señor busca casarse y pone sus esperanzas en la novia blanca como la nieve.

Lady Eleanor sabe que es mejor no soñar con el romance y el amor.  Casada dos veces para asegurar las alianzas de su padre, ha aprendido que ella es deseable solo por su fortuna.  Cuando las hermanas del señor de Kinfairlie le piden que se case con su hermano, Alexander, Eleanor acepta, esperando solo salvarse del peligro.

Pero Alexander no es como ningún hombre que ella haya conocido antes, un hombre más interesado en cortejar su sonrisa que su obediencia, un hombre que valora su consejo tanto como su pasión recién despertada… y un hombre que no sabe que Eleanor es la clave de una fortuna que podría  asegurar el futuro de todo lo que ama.  Ahora, los enemigos despiadados no se detendrán ante nada para asegurar la captura de Eleanor.  ¿Se atreverá ella a confiar en su nuevo marido antes de que sea demasiado tarde para ella, para Alexander y para Kinfairlie?


Esta es una traducción al español neutral de América Latina.


La novia blanca como la nieve está también disponible en inglés como audiolibro.


The Brides of North Barrows

Oh, things have changed around again!

I told you recently that Anthea and Rupert’s book – A Baron for All Seasons – would be included in an anthology available this fall. Well, this is a post about best laid plans going awry! I was challenged to make their romance a Christmas story, which is what needs to be in the anthology. The story starts in January, at the end of A Duke by Any Other Name, and it just felt mean to make Anthea and Rupert wait almost a year for their HEA, especially since this is a second chance romance and they’ve been waiting a while already. I did a lot of walking and thinking and finally surrendered to their idea of how the book should be – and I love the result! I went back to the original cover, which I also love.

This all meant that I needed a story for that anthology. Fortunately, I’d been working on Eurydice’s story when I was stuck, which is set at Christmas. How perfect is that? It will be in the anthology – you’ll meet Sebastian in A Baron for All Seasons and I hope you like him as much as I do. A Most Inconvenient Earl will be available on its own in 2022, and also in a print edition. This will complete the Brides of North Barrows series.

The anthology is planned for October release, so I set up the pre-order for Anthea and Rupert’s book for September. You can reserve your copy now. 🙂


A Baron for All Seasons, #3 of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire Delacroix

Anthea Armstrong left London in her debut season when she was falsely accused of theft. Now that the real villain has been apprehended, she’s thrilled to return to Town to help arrange her brother’s wedding. Even better, she might once again encounter the mysterious suitor who stole her heart with a kiss at a masquerade ball and have a wedding of her own.

Rupert Haskell has always thought that Anthea, his friend Alexander’s younger sister, would make an excellent choice of bride, but the loss of his inheritance during her debut season made it impossible for him to honorably court her. The only service he can do for the lady who holds his heart is erase the stain entirely from her name—even if that means having to watch her marry another man. Caught between his principles and his growing love, how can Rupert deny his heart once he knows the lady shares his regard?

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August Free Historical Romances

August Free Historical Romances BookFunnel Promotion

This month, I’ve organized a promotion at BookFunnel featuring free historical romance reads. You can download these books in exchange for signing up for the author’s newsletter. You’ll find Something Wicked This Way Comes and The Crusader’s Bride among the listings, as well as other romances by bestselling authors. The promotion runs through the end of the month.

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