The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - The Bertha Clay Library

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Alternate Title: The Bertha M. Clay Library
Publisher: Street & Smith (New York (N.Y.): 79-89 Seventh Avenue) -- United States
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Issues: 512
Dates: June 16, 1900 to January, 1917
Schedule: 1-117 Semi-Weekly; 118-141 Bi-Weekly; 142-237 Weekly; 238-270 Monthly; 271-512 Bi-Monthly
Price: 10ยข
Size: 7 x 5"
Pages: 200-300
Illustrations: Colored pictorial cover, usually of a young lady
Publisher's Blurb:

"This line is devoted to the works of the popular Bertha M. Clay and other writers of the same school. Many of the titles listed herein are copyrighted and cannot be found in any other edition. This author has successfully demonstrated her ability to write high-class love stories which charm the reader, from the moment the book is opened until the last line is read. Her style is particularly her own. She has the happy faculty of making the reader feel that he is interested, personally in the welfare and ultimate success of the principal charactrs." (From No. 206)

"The only complete line of Bertha M. Clay stories. Many of these titles are copyrighted and cannot be found in any other edition." (From No. 399)

Major Author(s): Various authors under the pseudonym Bertha M. Clay. For a short period other authors contributed.
Notes / Commentary:

The series was advertised as "Bertha M. Clay Library." The books themselves bore the series name of "Bertha Clay Library."

LeBlanc examined numbers 10, 138, 166, 242, 244, 258, 376 and 390. Dates were worked forward and backward from dated copies and ads that announced dates to be published. Because of changes in schedule, some dates are conjectured, but should be correct within a month or two.

Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, Believed Complete


1. A Bitter Atonement
2. Dora Thorne
3. A Golden Heart
4. Lord Lisle's Daughter
5. The Mystery of Colde Fell; or, "Not Proven"
6. Diana's Discipline; or, Sunshine and Roses
7. A Dark Marriage Morn
8. Hilda's Lover; or, The False Vow; or, Lady Hutton's Ward
9. Her Mother's Sin; or, A Bright Wedding Day
10. One Against Many; or, Lady Diana's Pride
11. For Another's Sin; or, A Struggle for Love
12. At War With Herself
13. Evelyn's Folly
14. A Haunted Life
15. Lady Damer's Secret
16. His Wife's Judgment
17. Lady Castlemaine's Divorce; or, Put Asunder
18. A Passion Flower
19. Two Fair Women; or, Which Loved Him Best?
20. A Willful Maid
21. Wife in Name Only
22. The Sin of a Lifetime
23. The World Between Them
24. Prince Charlie's Daughter
25. A Thorn in Her Heart
26. A Struggle for a Ring
27. The Shadow of a Sin
28. A Rose in Thorns
29. A Woman's Love Story
30. The Romance of a Black Veil
31. Redeemed by Love
32. Lord Lynne's Choice
33. Set in Diamonds
34. The Romance of a Young Girl; or, The Heiress of Hilldrop
35. A Woman's War
36. On Her Wedding Morn; or, Her Only Sin (On Her Wedding Morn and 1 more item)
37. Weaker Than a Woman
38. Love's Warfare
39. Marjorie's Fate
40. A Nameless Sin
41. A Mad Love
42. Hilary's Folly; or, Her Marriage Vow
43. Madolin's Lover
44. The Belle of Lynn
45. Lover and Husband
46. Beauty's Marriage, and Between Two Sins (Beauty's Marriage and 1 more item)
47. The Duke's Secret
48. Her Second Love
49. Addie's Husband, and Arnold's Promise (Addie's Husband and 1 more item)
50. A True Magdalen
51. For a Woman's Honor
52. Claribel's Love Story; or, Love's Hidden Depths
53. A Fiery Ordeal
54. The Gipsy's Daughter
55. Golden Gates
56. The Squire's Darling, and Walter's Wooing (The Squire's Darling and 1 more item)
57. Violet Lisle
58. Griselda
59. One False Step
60. A Heart's Idol
61. The Earl's Error; or, Letty Leighton (The Earl's Error and 1 more item)
62. Sweet Cymbeline
63. Another Woman's Husband
64. Wedded and Parted, and Fair but False (Wedded and Parted and 1 more item)
65. His Perfect Trust
66. Gladys Greye
67. In Love's Crucible
68. 'Twixt Love and Hate
69. Fair, But Faithless
70. A Heart's Bitterness
71. Marjorie Dean
72. Between Two Hearts
73. Her Martyrdom
74. Thorns and Orange Blossoms
75. A Bitter Bondage
76. A Guiding Star
77. A Fair Mystery
78. Another Man's Wife
79. An Ideal Love
80. The Earl's Atonement
81. Between Two Loves
82. A Dead Heart; or, Love for a Day (A Dead Heart and 1 more item)
83. A Fatal Dower
84. Lady Latimer's Escape, and Other Stories (Lady Latimer's Escape)
85. A Woman's Error
86. Guelda
87. Beyond Pardon
88. If Love Be Love. A Forest Idyll.
89. A Coquette's Conquest
90. In Cupid's Net, and So Near and Yet So Far (In Cupid's Net and 1 more item)
91. Under a Shadow
92. At Any Cost, and A Modern Cinderella (At Any Cost and 1 more item)
93. Signa's Sweetheart
94. Margery Daw
95. A Woman's Temptation
96. The Actor's Ward
97. Repented at Leisure
98. James Gordon's Wife
99. For Life and Love, and More Bitter Than Death (For Life and Love and 1 more item)
100. In Shallow Waters
101. A Broken Wedding Ring
102. Dream Faces
103. Two Kisses, and The Fatal Lilies (Two Kisses and 1 more item)
104. 'Twixt Smile and Tear
105. A Hidden Terror
106. Wedded Hands
107. From Out the Gloom
108. Her First Love
109. A Bitter Atonement
110. Thrown on the World
111. Irene's Vow
112. His Wedded Wife
113. Lord Elesmere's Wife
114. A Woman's Vengeance
115. A Queen Amongst Women and An Unnatural Bondage (A Queen Amongst Women and 1 more item)
116. The Queen of the County
117. A Struggle for the Right
118. The Paths of Love
119. Blossom and Fruit
120. The Story of an Error
121. The White Witch
122. Dumaresq's Temptation
123. Lady Muriel's Secret
124. The Hidden Sin
125. For a Dream's Sake
126. The Gambler's Wife
127. A Great Mistake
128. Society's Verdict
129. Lady Gwendoline's Dream
130. The Rival Heiresses
131. A Bride from the Sea, and Other Stories (A Bride from the Sea)
132. A Woman's Trust; or, Lady Elaine's Martyrdom
133. A Dream of Love
134. The Sins of the Father
135. For Love of Her
136. A Loving Maid
137. A Heart of Gold
138. The Price of a Bride; or, Love's Triumph
139. Love in a Mask
140. A Woman Witchery; or, The Minister's Daughter
141. The Burden of a Secret
142. One Woman's Sin
143. How Will It End?
144. The Hand Without A Wedding Ring
145. A Sinful Secret
146. Lady Marchmont's Widowhood
147. The Broken Trust; or, A Woman's Silence
148. Lady Ethel's Whim
149. A Wife's Peril
150. The Tragedy of Lime Hall
151. Lady Ona's Sin
152. A Bitter Courtship
153. A Tragedy of Love and Hate; or, A Woman's Vow
154. A Stolen Heart
155. Every Inch a Queen
156. A Maid's Mystery; or, The Call of the Heart
157. Love's Redemption
158. The Sunshine of His Life
159. The Lost Lady of Haddon
160. The Love of Lady Aurelia
161. His Great Temptation
162. An Evil Heart
163. Glady's Wedding Day
164. Lost for Love
165. On With the New Love
166. Her Boundless Love; or, Lured to Ruin
167. From Hate to Love
168. A Fateful Passion
169. A Captive Heart
170. A Deceptive Lover
171. An Untold Passion
172. A Purchased Love
173. The Queen of His Soul
174. A Pilgrim of Love
175. The Girl of His Heart
176. A Wife's Devotion
177. The Price of Love
178. When Hate and Love Conflict; or, Love, The Conqueror
179. A Supreme Sacrifice
180. A Misguided Love
181. The Chains of Jealousy
182. A Loveless Engagement
183. A Heart's Worship
184. A Queen Triumphant
185. Between Love and Ambition
186. True Love's Reward
187. A Poisoned Heart
188. What It Cost Her
189. Paying the Penalty
190. The Old Love or the New?
191. Her Honored Name
192. A Coquette's Victim
193. An Ocean of Love
194. Sweeter Than Life
195. For Her Heart's Sake
196. Her Beautiful Foe
197. A Soul Ensnared
198. A Heart Forlorn
199. Strong in Her Love
200. Fair as a Lily
201. Love's Temptation
202. The Siren's Triumph
203. Her Father's Sin
204. The Lover's Creed
205. Her Bitter Sorrow
206. As Fate Would Have it, and A Woman's Fault
207. A Country Maid
208. Keep My Secret
209. Out of Eden
210. Hester's Husband
211. In Love's Bondage
212. The Man She Cared For
213. A Terrible Crime
214. My Sister's Husband
215. An Artful Plotter
216. What Dreams May Come
217. A Question of Time
218. A Broken Life
219. Marrying and Giving in Marriage
220. The Secret of a Heart
221. Little Miss Murray
222. The Girl in the Brown Hat
223. Unfairly Won
224. In Cupid's Chains
225. Sybil Ross's Marriage. The Romance of an Inexperienced Girl.
226. Divided Lives
227. The Courting of Mary Smith
228. A Vixen's Love
229. Margaret Byng
230. A Dangerous Suitor
231. Lorimer and Wife
232. The Dawn of Love
233. On the Altar of Fate
234. Kitty's Father
235. A Woman's Part
236. Love's Coronet
237. The Unbroken Vow
238. Her Heart's Hero
239. An Exacting Love
240. A Wild Rose
241. In Defiance of Fate
242. For Lack of Gold
243. Her Noble Lover
244. Two True Hearts
245. Baffled by Fate
246. Two Men and a Maid
247. A Cruel Revenge
248. The Flower of Love
249. Mistress of Her Fate
250. The Wooing of a Maid
251. A Blighted Blossom
252. Love's Conquest
253. For Old Love's Sake
254. Love's Debt
255. Her Heart's Victor
256. Tender and True
257. The Love He spurred; or, The Heart of Audrey
258. Withered Flowers; or, Love's Remembrance
259. When Woman Wills
260. Love's Twilight
261. True to His First Love
262. Suffered in Silence
263. A Modest Passion
264. Beyond All Dreams
265. Loved and Lost; or, A Deadly Secret
266. The Bride of the Manor; or, Love's Recompense
267. Love, the Avenger; or, All For His Sake
268. Wedded at Dawn
269. A Shattered Romance
270. With Love at the Helm
271. Her Faith Rewarded
272. Love Finds a Way
273. An Ardent Wooing
274. Love Grown Cold
275. Love Hath Wings
276. When Hot Tears Flow
277. The Wages of Deceit
278. Love and the World; or, His Fatal Trust
279. Love's Sweet Hour; or, When Shadows Fall
280. Faithful and True; or, A Love of a Lifetime
281. Sunshine and Shadow; or, A Heart's Redemption
282. For Love of Wealth; or, A Charmed Life
283. A Crown of Faith
284. Harvest of Sin
285. A Secret Sorrow
286. In Quest of Love
287. Beyond Atonement; or, In Blind Love's Grip
288. A Girl's Awakening
289. The Hero of Her Dreams
290. Love's Burden; or, The Soul of Honor
291. Only a Flirt; or, At Bitter Cost
292. When Love is Kind
293. An Elusive Lover; or, Her Heart's Desire
294. The Hour of Temptation
295. Where Love Leads
296. Her Struggle With Love; or, A Golden Morn
297. In Spite of Fate
298. Can This Be Love?
299. The Love of His Youth; or, For Old Time's Sake
300. Enchained by Passion
301. The New Love or the Old?
302. At Her Heart's Command
303. Cast Upon His Care; or, A Love That Did Not Waver
304. All Else Forgot; or, Her Heart's Own Treasure
305. Sinner or Victim?
306. Love Reigns Supreme
307. Answered in Jest
308. Her Heart's Problem; or, Just an Angel
309. Rich in His Love
310. For Better, For Worst
311. Love's Caprice
312. When Hearts Are Young
313. Her Own Choice
314. In the Golden City
315. A Love Victorious
316. Her Heart's Delight
317. The Heart of His Heart
318. Even This Sacrifice
319. Love's Crown Jewel
320. Suffered in Vain; or, A Plaything of Fate
321. In Love's Bondage
322. Lady Viola's Secret
323. Adrift On Love's Tide
324. The Quest of His Heart
325. Under Cupid's Seal
326. Earlescourt's Love
327. Dearer Than Life
328. Toward Love's Goal; or, Under Jealousy's Spell
329. Her Heart's Surrender
330. Tempted to Forget
331. The Love That Blinds
332. A Daughter of Misfortune
333. When False Tongues Speak
334. A Tempting Offer
335. With Love's Strong Bonds
336. That Plain Little Girl
337. And This Is Love?
338. The Secret of Estcourt
339. For His Heart's Sake
340. Outside Love's Door
341. At Love's Fountain
342. A Lucky Girl
343. A Dream Come True
344. By Love's Order
345. Fettered For Life
346. Beyond the Shadow; or, A Heart That Suffered
347. The Love That Won
348. Fair to Look Upon
349. A Daughter of Eve
350. When Cupid Frowns; or, A Heart of Gold
351. The Wiles of Love
352. What the World Said
353. Mabel and May
354. Her Love and His
355. A Captive Fairy
356. Her Secret Trust
357. A Child of Caprice
358. He Dared to Love
359. While the World Scoffed
360. On Love's Highway
361. One of Love's Slaves
362. The Lure of the Flame
363. A Love in the Balance
364. A Woman of Whims
365. In a Siren's Web
366. The Tie That Binds
367. Love's Harsh Mandate
368. Love's Carnival
369. With Heart and Voice
370. In Love's Hands; or, For Her Heart's Sake
371. Heart's of Oak
372. A Garland of Love
373. Among Love's Briers
374. Love Never Fails
375. The Other Man's Choice
376. A Lady of Quality; or, Love's Kind Favors
377. On Love's Demand
378. A Fugitive From Love
379. His Sweetheart's Promise
380. The Schoolgirl Bride
381. Her One Ambition
382. Love for Love
383. His Fault or Hers?
384. New Loves for Old
385. Her Proudest Possession
386. Cupid Always Win
387. Love is Life Indeed
388. When Scorn Greets Love
389. Love's Potent Charm
390. By Love Alone; or, Her Heart's First Choice
391. When Love Conspires
392. No Thought of Harm
393. Cupid's Pranks
394. A Sad Awakening; or, Love's Cruel Jest
395. What Could She Do?
396. Sharing His Burden
397. Steadfast in Her Love
398. A Love Despised
399. One Life, One Love; or, Where His Love Led
400. When Hope is Lost
401. A Heart Unclaimed
402. His Dearest Wish
403. Her Cup of Sorrow
404. When Love is Curbed
405. A Pitiful Mistake
406. A Love Profound
407. A Bitter Sacrifice
408. What Love is Worth
409. When Life's Roses Bloom
410. Her Only Choice; or, True to Herself
411. Forged on Love's Anvil; or, The Man She Trusted
412. She Hated Him!
413. When Love's Charm is Broken
414. Lead by Destiny
415. When Others Sneered
416. Golden Fetters
417. The Love That Prospered
418. The Song of the Siren
419. Love's Gentle Whisper
420. The Girl Who Won
421. The Love That Was Stifled
422. The Love of a Lifetime
423. Her Own Mistake
424. At War With Fate
425. When Love Lures
426. 'Twixt Wealth and Want
427. Love's Pleasant Dreams
428. Sir John's Heiress
429. A Terrible Mistake
430. The Eyes of Jealousy
431. The Romance of a Business Girl
432. Was He the Man?
433. The Master of Tredcroft
434. The Deverell Heritage
435. The Swoop of the Vulture
436. A Phantom of the Past
437. A Fleet of Dreams
438. Love and Reason
439. Held in Bondage
440. As the Ivy Loves Oak
441. Love Against Hate
442. His Cross of Honor
443. Love Everlasting
444. Let the Heart Decide
445. Love Beyond Price
446. A Uncounted Cost
447. Behind Love's Veil
448. Fate and the Girl
449. Love Rules the World
450. Her Sad Blessing
451. Love's Charity
452. A Leaf in a Storm
453. Love's Harsh Task
454. A Battered Birthright
455. It Was Not To Be
456. Love, the Magician
457. A Tender Maid
458. While Love Lies Dreaming
459. Love's Stars to Guide Her
460. The Shadow of Sorrow
461. "I Will Be True"
462. One Way to Win
463. Just Out of Charity
464. A Doubtful Honor
465. On Love's Stage
466. The Woman in the Way
467. A Love That Was Lost
468. Without Sin
469. A Darling of the Fates
470. Cupid's Tempest
471. When He Forgot
472. When Love Bargains
473. Through Dark Paths
474. Not Wanted
475. Where Love's Sun Shines
476. Love Without Reason
477. The Best She Could Give
478. His One Treasure
479. In Love's Garden
480. Faith's Fair Blossom
481. Did He Love Her?
482. His Humble Princess
483. For Love's Greater Prize
484. Untrue to Even Herself
485. When the Die Was Cast
486. A Wicked Woman
487. The Girl of Fair Renown
488. The Breaker of Hearts
489. The Fascinating Man
490. The Life That Was Marred
491. From Dusk to Dawn
492. Soul to Soul
493. When a Woman Woos
494. A Girl's Good Name
495. Her Sin of Silence
496. Queen of Her Sex
497. The Fatal Lure
498. Condemned Unheard
499. The Way of Love
500. When Hate Unmasks
501. In Spite of Envy
502. All for Love's Sake
503. Rich, Though Poor
504. Through Hate and Love
505. Her Golden Fetters
506. Where Her Heart Allured
507. Love's Wonderland
508. Love's Rarest Jewel
509. Her Heart's Open Door
510. She Chose a Man
511. At Love's Crossroads
512. Her Heart's Evil Shadow

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