Historical Fiction




2012 B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree

When Charlotte Lucas married Mr Collins, she did not love him but had, at least, secured her future.
However, what price must she pay for that future? She once said she was not romantic, but how true is that now after almost one year of marriage?
Mr Collins is submissive in the extreme to his patroness, and his constant simpering, fawning, and deference to the overbearing and manipulative, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, is sure to true the patience of a saint, or at least of Charlotte.
As Charlotte becomes part of Hunsford Society, she discovers she is not the only one who has been forced to submit to the controlling and often hurtful hand of Lady Catherine.
She feels trapped and realises her need for love and affection. She is not as content as she once thought she would be. The easiest thing to do would be to maintain the peace and do as she is told.
But as Charlotte witnesses the misery around her due to her inimitable neighbour, she must decide to remain as she is or to begin a chain of events that will change not only her life but also the lives of those around her in the village of Hunsford forever.
But...after all, doesn't every girl deserve a happy ending?




2013 B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree

Trapped and cloistered in her own home. 
Anne de Bourgh, wealthy heiress, daughter of the inimitable Lady Catherine de Bourgh, yearns to be set free from her luxurious prison, Rosings Park.
Her life stretches out before her, ordered and planned, but it is a life she does not want. She wants more. She wants to be free. She wants to do everything that has been forbidden her, and she wants, more than anything, to fall in love with whom she chooses.

Lady Catherine de Bourgh has other plans for Anne.

Will Lady Catherine have her own way as always?
Will Anne succeed?
Can she break through the barriers of wealth, rank, and duty?




Wickham believes life is cruel to him until he comes face-to-face with an irresistible pair of dark brown glinting eyes and falls in love.

He is bored with his wife, Lydia, and his lot in life. She drives him as mad as a hornet's nest, and he does not give her the attention and respect she demands.

They both yearn for change.

When Wickham leaves England to fight against Napoleon's army in France, they both get their chance.

However, what they want is dangerous, foolhardy, and could wind up killing Wickham and ruining Lydia's reputation forever.
Lydia's wicked neglect of their infant son in favour of her own desires and need for attention could lead her into very hot water.
Wickham's desire for the Frenchwoman he yearns for could be his complete undoing.



Christmas At Longbourn 

While their sisters, Jane, Lizzy, and Lydia, married favourably and lived in great style and comfort, Kitty and Mary Bennett remain unmarried and living at Longbourn. 

Kitty, recently jilted, and Mary, overlooked wherever she goes, are thrown together and, through their hurt, they begin to see one another in a whole new light.

With the help of the worst winter storms England has ever seen, they are forced to face their flaws and tackle life head-on, for fear that nothing will ever change for them.

Their greatest fear is to end their days unmarried. 
Yet, this year - with the aid of the ever-deepening snow - they are set to have their best ever Christmas at Longbourn!





The Spice Bride

With three ships sunk in one year by Napoléon’s navy, Richard Emberton is desperate to save his spice importation business.
While collecting his daughter from boarding school in England, George Hayward is on the lookout for a new exporter for his spice plantation in India.
With benefits to be reaped by both sides, Richard agrees to marry the plantation owner’s daughter.
Certain that her chance at love is being sold to the highest bidder, Grace Hayward feels little more than a slave and is determined she will never be happy again.
With such an inglorious beginning, can love flourish?

***Please note this is a CLEAN Romance***



The Suitable Bride

A seemingly suitable match...

Edward Emberton wants to be Prime Minister. He has a passionate vision for the future of England, which includes the abolition of slavery. As the son of a tradesman, his journey to Parliament has been a difficult one, but there is only one thing left to cement this foothold on the steps to Parliament – a suitable bride. She must be of noble birth, reasonable intelligence, mild temperament, and extraordinary beauty.
Frances Davenport is most of those things. And a suitable marriage to Edward isn’t only the answer to her prayers; it’s a way to keep her secrets. Edward is handsome, driven, and better still, enchanted by her beauty. It’s more than a suitable match; it couldn’t be more perfect.
But appearances are often deceiving, and Frances’ beguiling beauty comes with its own set of problems. Edward and Frances are about to discover that there’s more to marriage than suitability because neither is as suitable as they seem…



The Searching Bride

Louis Emberton, the youngest of the Emberton Brothers and now an ordained minister of the Church of England, is eager to find his place in the world. Returning home to Emberton Hall finds him falling feet first into presiding over the endless circle of life--and into a new awareness of a childhood playmate grown into a beautiful woman.

Martha Coleman was ever on the fringes of the Emberton family--a beloved goddaughter and friend but never quite belonging. Despite her devotion to her father, she feels the need to distance herself from Great Oakley, putting behind the hurts of the past and seeking her own path. Louis’ return forces her to rethink the positions of the brothers in her heart.

But when the pressures of life get bigger and more demanding, will they be pulled from the world they know? Or will they discover that the life and love they've searched for has been within reach all along?

The Searching Bride – the third in The Emberton Brothers series: a clean and wholesome Regency Romance novel, full of history, fun, and romance.

Acclaim for the series:

***** Amazon Review - “Karen Aminadra has skilfully written a Regency romance that is much more than just a romance. This is a true historical novel, one which draws you in with drama, intrigue, emotions, even some fabulously well-crafted moments of shock. Rather than being a simple narration of what happens to two young people in an arranged marriage at this period of time, we are treated to the most intimate thoughts of both Grace Haywood and Richard Emberton as they prepare for marriage and their lives together, in a style that is both well-crafted and has flair.”

***** Amazon Review - “The storyline itself is fraught with a delicate thread of tension from start to finish, making even the scenes where everything seems fine filled with an edge of drama. There were so many times I was sat on the edge of my seat with my heart in my throat, wanting the characters to say or do something to prevent the inevitable.”



RELATIVE DECEIT: Death in the Family

Sir George, Baronet of Bancroft Hall, has run his family and their fortunes into the ground. All seems hopeless until they are visited by their cousin, Gregory Rogers. He promises to return the family to their former glory, but is he all he seems?
Driven by jealousy, greed and desire, nothing will stop Gregory Rogers from taking that which he believes is his. He'll do anything to gain money, Bancroft Hall and the power that comes with the title of Baronet.
Even murder.
Until his eyes fall upon the beautiful Jane. Clever, intelligent, and beautiful, she finds herself the unknowing victim of a vicious plan to dispose of her parents and brothers. With no one standing in the way of Gregory’s plans, can she rescue him from himself?

Will she be the one thing that he cannot ruin, in order to have?


If you like Maisie Dobbs then you'll love Lettie Jenkins!

Tired and worn from years of chasing hardened criminals, Detective Inspector Samuel Harris wonders why he is still in the police force.

Then, in 1923, his niece, Lettie Jenkins signs up to join the police just as women are allowed among the ranks.

Sam knows she’s walking into a lion’s den. Is she tough enough for the streets of London? 

He soon finds out when she finds herself face-to-face with her first murder victim.

Lettie is full of energy, enthusiasm, and a passion for the job that Sam has long since lost.

Will he stand by and let her take on all the force and London has to throw at her? 

Is she a tough enough woman to handle being a police woman in a man’s world?