WorldCat Identities

Smith, Joan 1938-

Overview
Works: 134 works in 437 publications in 3 languages and 12,133 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Romances  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other
Classifications: PZ4.S6497, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Joan Smith
 
Most widely held works by Joan Smith
Imprudent lady by Joan Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her modest success as a novelist wins her acceptance in 19th century London society, Prudence Mallow's innocence puts her at a disadvantage, particularly with a handsome, worldly author
Dame Durden's daughter by Joan Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Regency England, Edgitha Durden tries to prove to the handsome Duke of Saymore that she is now a woman, not the tomboy playmate he had known years before
Talk of the town by Joan Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regency romance. Effie Pealing is alternately embraced then rebuffed by London society. Her final flirtation with high society comes when she lets known her intention to publish her memoirs
Lace for milady by Joan Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Priscilla Denver should be comfortably situated in the house her aunt sold her, but it turns out that her aunt was a trifle dishonest about what she was selling. Then there's the rattling hearth to distress Miss Denver and her companion, Miss Slack. And the darkly handsome Duke of Clavering is suspiciously persistent in wanting Prissie to sell him the house. Hmm. Something is definitely afoot, and Priscilla is just the person to tackle the problem
Lovers' vows by Joan Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Dewar visits St. Alton's Abbey, his ancestral estates, infrequently, preferring the cultural atmosphere of London, for the handsome young landowner is a great devotee of the arts, music painting and especially the theatre
Aurora by Joan Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aurora, a young woman living in Regency England, tries to clear up the confusion resulting from the untimely death of her brother-in-law, Lord Raiker, when several heirs appear to claim his title
A tall dark stranger by Joan Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After discovering a body in the river of quaint village Chilton Abbas, budding artist Amy Talbot becomes swept up in her brother's determination to solve the mystery, and their chief suspect is a handsome, romantic stranger
Love's way by Joan Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behold, a mystery! : a Regency story by Joan Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessica Greenwood's wealthy grand-aunt, whohas been looking after her since her mother died, isgiving a party at the manor. Four nephews are invited, allsuitable bachelors, and everyone is having a good timewhen the aunt is found murdered. Jessica investigates
Blossom time by Joan Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalind Lovelace's success with poetry piques the interest of her handsome neighbor Lord Harwell
Little coquette by Joan Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lydia Trevelyn and her neighbor, Lord Beaumont, have thwarted family plans for a match. But when they discover a body in a local river, and it seems possible the dead woman was her father's mistress, the two join forces to discover the villain who has murdered the young woman. Beau is intrigued when Lydia pretends to be one of the muslin company
Tea & scandal by Joan Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Lonsdale had been dismissed from her position at Miss Prism's Academy because the music master had tried to kiss her. Jane went to her aunt, having no idea that the housekeeper had married Lord Pargeter, who promptly died. Neighbors at nearby Swann Hall were suspicious about the will, and Lord Fenwick, a visitor, decides to investigate
Murder will speak by Joan Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A countess has her pearls stolen during a masquerade ball in Regency London. She enrolls three friends and the Berkeley Brigade, as they call themselves, turn sleuths. Pursuing clues through the ballrooms and back alleys of the capital, the four find murder and romance
Bath belles by Joan Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Belle Haley finally arrives to inspect the London house that Graham bequeathed to her, she can scarcely wait to sell it and return home to Bath. But when wealthy insurance tycoon Desmond Maitland shows an uncommon interest in her unimpressive abode, Belle makes some enquiries
An infamous proposal by Joan Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma was married at seventeen, and widowed at age twenty. Now she is trying to find herself another match
Kissing cousins by Joan Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her brother once again in trouble, Samantha seeks help from her Cousin Edward, Lord Salverton. Will her quest for assistance also lead to love?
No place for a lady by Joan Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine inherits a London boarding house from her aunt
Petticoat rebellion by Joan Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Abbie Fairchild, an art teacher and aspiring artist, the opportunity to spend a week at Penfel Hall with its grand art gallery is a dream come true.But the field trip takes a scandalous turn when the eccentric dowager Lady Penfel shamelessly orchestrates a petticoat rebellion, encouraging young ladies in Abbie's care to make fools of themselves over various rogues. For why should gentlemen have all the fun and ladies none?Why indeed, Abbie wonders, when she meets the devilishly attractive Lord Penfel. Logic dictates she's out of her depth with this practised lothario. But the heart is not ruled by logic
Delsie by Joan Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even a schoolteacher is entitled to romantic fantasies, but Delsie Sommers was eminently practical. She never dared to dream of a wealthy, handsome and titled husband. Then one day fate turned her world upside down and flung her into a marriage with a man she scarcely knew. Amazingly for Delsie, he died within hours of the wedding, leaving her his house, much of his fortune and his young daughter. Then fate stepped in again. This time in the guise of the wealthy and handsome Lord deVigne - her late husband's brother-in-law - whose attempt to run her life aroused her spitfire temper - and her hopes
Babe by Joan Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Barbara ("Babe") Manfred was known for her fast ways. Past time for some courageous relative to take her in hand. Lord Clivedon had some interesting ideas for her reclamation-- staying with starchy Aunt Graham, the introduction of the sterling (and boring) Lord Ellingwood, instruction form the overbearing Lady Angela, fending off nutty Lord Romeo. But Clivedon couldn't help appreciating Babe's originality
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityGallant, Jennie

Gallant, Jennie 1938-

Smith, Joan (Joan Gerarda), 1932-

Languages
English (139)

French (10)

Polish (3)

Covers
Talk of the townLace for miladyLovers' vowsAuroraA tall dark strangerBlossom timeLittle coquetteTea & scandal