Barbara Dawson Smith is an American writer of historical romance novels whose first novel, No Regrets was published in 1985. She is winner of the 2002 Romance Writers of America award and has published at least twenty-four novels,[1] which have garnered numerous awards, including "Best Historical Romantic Suspense" for Dreamspinner (1990) and "Best Regency Historical" for A Glimpse of Heaven (1995) from Romantic Times, and the RITA Award for Tempt Me Twice. Her novels have also been finalists for the "National Readers’ Choice Award, Romance of the Year" by Affaire de Coeur magazine, the "Golden Quill", "Booksellers' Best Award" and the RITA Award.

She also writes Regency romance novels under the pen name Olivia Drake.[2]

Smith lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, their two daughters and two cats.[3]


As Barbara Dawson Smith

Single novels

  • No Regrets (1985)
  • Stolen Heart (1988)
  • Silver Splendor (1989)
  • Dreamspinner (1990)
  • A Glimpse of Heaven (1995)
  • Never a Lady (1996)
  • Once Upon a Scandal (1997)
  • Her Secret Affair (1998)
  • Too Wicked to Love(1999)
  • Seduced by a Scoundrel (1999)
  • The Duchess Diaries (2005)
  • Countess Confidential (2006)
  • The Rogue Report {2006}

Defiant Fletcher Series

  1. Defiant Embrace (1985)
  2. Defiant Surrender (1987)

Fire Coleridge Series

  1. Fire on the Wind (1992)
  2. Fire at Midnight (1992)

Rosebuds Series

  1. Romancing the Rogue (2000)
  2. Tempt Me Twice (2001)
  3. With All My Heart (2002)
  4. One Wild Night (2003)
  5. The Wedding Night (2004)

Anthologies in collaboration

As Olivia Drake

Heiress in London Series

  1. Seducing the Heiress, St. Martin's Press, 2009
  2. Never Trust a Rogue, St. Martin's Press, 2010
  3. Scandal of the Year, St. Martin's Press, 2011

Cinderella Sisterhood Series

  1. If the Slipper Fits, St. Martin's Press, 2012


  • Tempt Me Twice: 2002 RITA Award Best Short Historical


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