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By E. Thompson. 2002
Cornwall, 1914 - Perys Tremayne arrives at St Austell to stay with relatives at the ancient family home of Heligan… House. But this is not a social visit: Perys is hoping to use his family connections to start a military career with the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry. Perys is a Tremayne, but only just: his childhood was coloured by the disgrace of his illegitimacy. While family tensions continue to strain, Perys finds friendship with the locals, in particular farm girl Annie Rowe. Annie, though, has long been the subject of a tacit agreement between her parents and neighbours the Rowes, that one day she would marry their son Jimmy. And when Jimmy is badly injured in the trenches at Ypres, Annie feels unable to refuse. It seems that Perys and Annie are fated to remain apart, but in this war to end all wars, one can never be sure what is to happen next . . .
By E. Thompson. 1997
South-West England, 1812. England is at war with America and when two hundred and fifty American prisoners-of-war arrive at Dartmoor… prison, it is already overcrowded with French prisoners. Among the newcomers is Lieutenant Pilgrim Penn, an American merchant seaman, who soon falls in love with a local girl at a market held inside the prison walls. The inmates fight amongst themselves, despite their common enemy and the Americans are a particularly troublesome group. When the governor's daughter becomes romantically involved with one of them, he orders his soldiers to open fire during a minor disturbance, even though the war has ended and personal revenge is suspected as his true motivation.
By E. Thompson. 1982
Daniel Retallick has grown to manhood during the years of flood tide in the chronicles of Africa. The son of… Josh and Miriam Retallick, he settles with his wife and children on a homestead in a valley of Matabeleland. But the years are the 1880s, and the Matabele impis are advancing with their singing spears towards the deal-dealing Maxim guns of the white man. Daniel Retallick's loyalties, plans and dreams are about to be swept by fate into the whirlpool of history...
By E. Thompson. 1998
Josh and Miriam Retallick and their grandson Ben seem almost part of the wild and rugged Cornish landscape of 1913.… Yet a revolutionary spirit of change is sweeping across the country - and the whole of Europe - with terrifying haste. Even before the outbreak of the Great War, with strike action compromising his position in the community and threatening the future of the China clay industry, Ben is unsettled by the presence of his cousin Emma Cotton. Inspired by the blossoming suffragette movement, it is a cause which takes her to London and a meeting with ardent campaigner Tessa Wren. As Emma and Tessa are plunged into the turmoil of driving ambulances to the front line in France, Ben's wife, Lily, resigned to dying in a Swiss clinic, pushes her husband towards this courageous new woman . . .
By Lorraine Heath. 2009
London's most notorious rogue--decadent, depraved, forbiddenThe ladies of the ton won't stop whispering about deliciously wicked Jack Dodger--once a thieving… street urchin, now the wealthy owner of London's most exclusive gentleman's club. There's no pleasure he hasn't enjoyed, no debauchery the handsome scoundrel won't provide for the lords who flock to his house of carnal intrigue.London's most virtuous lady--honorable, uncorrupted, and all too human Olivia, Duchess of Lovingdon, would never associate with such a rogue. So when Jack is named sole heir to the duke's personal possessions, the beautiful, well-bred lady is outraged. Now, Olivia is forced to share her beloved home with this despicable man.Caught between the devil and desireBut Olivia's icy disdain is no match for Jack's dangerous charm. His touch awakens desire. His kiss demands surrender. She will struggle to bar Jack from her heart . . . but her body, coveting divine release, will not let her bar him from her bed.
By Catherine King. 2014
Desire Lettie Hargreaves wants more than her simple, uncomplicated life with her grandmother can provide. She longs for excitement and… love and she's determined to make something of herself. Deceit There is something about Lettie's mother that Ivy has kept hidden from her granddaughter, something that would shatter her world. So when Lettie suggests going into service for the ailing Lady Laughton, Ivy knows she must do something to stop it. Determination Feeling stifled and confused, Lettie chooses a different path that offers her the chance at love and of the life she so craves. But she is still the same strong-minded young woman and her ambition may do more harm than good as she is entirely unaware of the secrets her actions will uncover.
By Charlotte Betts. 2012
From the author of ebook bestseller The Apothecary's Daughter1688. Beth Ambrose has led a sheltered life within Merryfields, her family… home on the outskirts of London; a place where her parents provide a sanctuary for melancholic souls. A passionate and gifted artist, Beth shares a close bond with Johannes the painter, who nurtures her talents and takes her on as his apprentice. But as political tensions begin to rise in the capital, Noah Leyton arrives at her family home in the middle of the night with a proposition that turns Beth's world upside down. And when Merryfields becomes refuge to a mysterious new guest, whose connections provide an opportunity for Beth to fulfil her artistic ambitions, she soon realises that it comes at a price . . .
By Sarah Dunant, Elizabeth Von Arnim. 1922
A discreet advertisement in 'The Times', addressed to 'Those who Apppreciate Wisteria and Sunshine...' is the impetus for a revelatory… month for four very different women. High above the bay on the Italian Riviera stands San Salvatore, a mediaeval castle. Beckoned to this haven are Mrs. Wilkins, Mrs Arbuthnot, Mrs Fisher and Lady Caroline Dester, each quietly craving a respite. Lulled by the Mediterranean spirit, they gradually shed their skins and discover a harmony each of them has longed for but never known.First published in 1922 and reminscient of 'Elizabeth and her German Garden', this delightful novel is imbued with the descriptive power and light-hearted irreverence for which Elizabeth von Arnin is renowned.
By Dena Garson, Michele Ryan, Tl Reeve, Sorcha Mowbray. 2017
Journey to Victorian London where an assassin meets her match, zombies invade, and top scientists go missing.Four talented authors come… together to bring you three BRAND NEW, full length Victorian steampunk novels of seduction, adventure, and mystery. A look inside…Seducing the Assassin (Book 1, The Ladies League)by Sorcha MowbrayJosephine Stanton, Madame and assassin, has another assignment to eliminate an enemy of the Queen. Too bad John Griffin, The Earl of Melton, has no intention of dying. Neither of the pair expects the heat that steams them up between the sheets and ultimately sets New Victorian London on its ear. Darkness Rises by TL Reeve and Michele RyanA zombie horde has invaded London, England. Jonah McRae and his band of ghoulish Dreadfuls are London’s only hope. However, when Annabelle Craig threatens his mission he doesn’t know whether to kill her or claim her as his. Can the hunter and the huntee team together to take down the horde? Or will London be lost forever? Her Clockwork Heart by Dena GarsonDuring her search for her missing brother, Trixie is reunited with Nathaniel, the man she never stopped loving. Sensing that Trixie might be in danger, Nathaniel lends his skills as an investigator to her efforts. Their love is rekindled as they race across the country looking for clues to more than one mystery.
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. 2010
1919. As the euphoria of the Armistice fades, the nation counts the cost: millions dead or disabled, unemployment, strikes and… shortages. As prices and taxes rise, it becomes harder to remember what the war was for.Teddy tries to recreate balance but then a trip to France to see the place where Ned fell has unforeseen consequences; Polly, grieving for Erich Kuppel, persuades her father to send her to New York. Despite Prohibtion, the great city, pulsing with life, promises her a fresh start; Jessie and Bertie, detained in London by Bertie's job, long to start their new life together; Jack becomes a pioneer of civil aviation, but when the company fails he's faced with unemployment, with a growing family to support.The generation that saw things no man should see must find relief from their own memories. A new world is struggling to be born out of the ashes; but as long as the music lasts, they will keep on dancing.
By Tl Reeve, Michele Ryan. 2017
Julian Rienhard and Theodore Graham are in over their heads with their team mate, Piper. The intelligent woman drives them… insane, while also challenging them scientifically. Julian realizes there is something different about their relationship, and he’s willing to accept it, as long as his best friend Theo does as well. But the stubborn, aggravating woman doesn’t know the meaning of wait.Piper Thomas is tired of waiting. Half in love with her three team mates, she isn’t sure how to approach them, feeling the constant need to prove herself. So, when the White Chapel case is given to the team, she takes matters into her own hands and goes in search of the infamous killer, Jack the Ripper. Heath Jacobs, their resident crime writer, hits them with the worst news possible with an article dated for the same day Piper returned to the heart of London. Piper is dead. Now, it’s a race against the clock to find her and stop her death. Will they be able to get to her in time and confess their attraction for her, or will Theo follow in his father’s footsteps and be too late?
By Lisa Jackson. 1999
Banished from Tower Twyll by his brutal half brother, Rhys has carved out a new life as the Outlaw. But… then he captures a raven-haired beauty named Tara who may be the true heir to Twyll. She not only inflames his desire, but carries the legendary jewel that threatens his very quest for revenge. From the first, the infamous criminal stokes a passion seductive yet frightening in Tara. For if she is the true heir to Twyll, then she is the sworn enemy of the man who has captured her heart. . . .
By Stephanie Laurens. 1993
She was unquestionably a lady. Still, that had never stopped him before. He could see that she was not, he… thought, that young. Even better. Another twinge of pain from behind his eyes lent a harshness to his voice. Who the devil are you? In no way discomposed, she answered, My name is Caroline Twinning. And if you really are the Duke of Twyford, then I'm very much afraid I'm your ward. . . . Max Rotherbridge couldn't believe it. Along with the dukedom of Twyford, he--London's most notorious rogue--had inherited wardship of four devilishly attractive sisters! Including the irresistible Caroline Twinning. The eldest Twinning was everything he had ever wanted in a woman, but even Max couldn't seduce his own ward. . . or could he? After all, he did have a substantial reputation to protect. And what better challenge than the one woman capable of stealing his heart?
By Sara Donati. 2004
With epic sweep and breathtaking adventure, Sara Donati's bestselling saga of an Early American family's struggle for survival in the… Northeast wilderness continues with the story of an indomitable woman and an unforgettable journey of redemption across a young nation threatened by the flames of war. The year is 1812 and Hannah Bonner has returned to her family's mountain cabin in Paradise. But Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner can see that Hannah is not the same woman as when she left.
By Amanda Scott. 2013
A brave young gentlewoman dares to defy an infuriatingly arrogant earl Brave and beautiful Miss Emily Wingrave knows that it… will not be easy to help her older widowed sister deal with the trustee of her late husband s estate The trustee is none other than the willful arrogant Earl of Meriden and she is determined to stop him from meddling with her sister s struggling family But as Emily engages the provocative Earl in a battle of wits and wills she learns just how well armed he is His surprising charm and seductive techniques will make her worry that she might very well be the one who surrenders
By May Mcgoldrick. 2016
In the heart of Scotland, this Highlander is about to meet his match in a brand new romance from bestseller… May McGoldrick.Highland warrior Alexander Macpherson has lost his wife. When he agreed to take Kenna Mackay as his bride to advance his clan's power in the north, he expected a bit of an adjustment. He didn't expect the sharp-tongued beauty to run away on their wedding night. Still, Alexander wants his runaway bride...and he has the sneaking suspicion that she wants him, too.Kenna Mackay thought she was safe in a priory full of nuns learning the craft of healing, but when she is kidnapped by her own husband, the battle of wits begins anew. But even as passions ignite, a deadly secret from Kenna's past rises to the surface and put their new love in jeopardy. As a heartless villain closes in, two headstrong lovers find themselves locked in a struggle between evil and the power of undying love. And this time, Alexander is determined he will not lose his wife again.
By Amanda Scott. 2013
A rivalry erupts into passion in Regency LondonMiss Gillian Harris s trouble begins when she makes a scandalous appearance at… a public masquerade ball The trustee of her fortune the wealthy and powerful Marquis of Landover declares her brother Sir Avery an irresponsible guardian and moves the siblings into his own fashionable London mansion Chafing at the Marquis s careful monitoring of her conduct the audacious Gillian devises an inspired plan She will distract her watchful protector by presenting him with suitable candidates for courtship But despite her best efforts at matchmaking the fires of jealousy begin to grow and Gillian fears she might succumb to a much more scandalous temptation seducing the handsome Marquis herself
By Claudio Hernández, Nestora M. Salcedo. 2017
This is a love story written with the heart, the life of a woman who lived with determination, loving and… getting over all sufferings and discovering herself, who she really was, giving her love without bias or following the patterns of the society, just doing what she felt was genuine.
By Amanda Scott. 2013
She knew all about his womanizing reputation but wasn t prepared for his charmWhen Sylvia Jensen-Graham travels to London… to inform her country neighbor the new Earl of Greyfalcon that his recently widowed mama needs him she little realizes that she ll need to employ trickery just to see the Earl But the Dowager Countess s complaints about her health and her rakish son have been driving Sylvia to distraction so she poses as a messenger and boldly enters Greyfalcon s club He unmasks her but soon begins minding his affairs--and Sylvia s--until Sylvia fears that she ll need rescuing from the consequences of her own good deed
By Louise Allen. 2016
Secrets, sins and a scandalous affair Crispin de Feaux, Marquess of Avenmore, has always done his duty and knows the… time has come to find a suitable wife. But when the intrepid Tamsyn Perowne saves his life off the Devonshire coast, Cris is unable to tear himself away... The widow of a notorious smuggler, Tamsyn would never make an appropriate bride. And Cris has secrets that could tear them apart before they've even begun! Yet, for the first time, Cris is tempted to ignore his duty and claim Tamsyn as his own!