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By Alex Brunkhorst. 2015
Collecting quotes for the obituary of a legendary film producer, young journalist Thomas Cleary is invited by the man's eccentric… daughter to tour the exclusive upper echelons of Hollywood society, where he pursues a romance with an enigmatic shut-in. 2015.
By Amanda Quick. 2017
When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel. It's where reporter Irene Glasson… finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool. The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn't resist. But now Irene's investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment. Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to Oliver Ward, once a world-famous magician, now the owner of the hotel. With Oliver's help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past--always just out of sight--could drag them both under. 2017.
By Marguerite Kaye. 2012
Dark-hearted Sheïkh Prince Jamil al-Nazarri commands his kingdom effortlessly, less so his difficult little daughter! Exasperated, he hires an English… governess, hoping she'll instil some much-needed discipline. Lady Cassandra Armstrong is the most unconventional governess Jamil has ever seen! With her ravishing body and impulsive passion, Cassie is as innocently alluring as she is forbidden. Famous for his unshakable honour, the reticent sheïkh's resolve is about to be tested, as his feelings for Cassie are anything but honourable! 2012.
By Ann Lethbridge. 2011
As an illegitimate child, the quiet-mannered Frederica Bracewell grew up as a stain upon her family's good name. But when… she meets her uncle's new gamekeeper Robert - who also wishes to break free from a scandalous past - she finally begins to discover her worth. 2011.
By Julie Klassen. 2011
In an abandoned gatehouse on an old estate, Mariah Aubrey lives in seclusion. She supports herself by writing novels in… secret - at a time when such writing is considered improper and unladylike. Soon the wealthy and ambitious Captain Bryant leases the estate and is intrigued by the beautiful girl in the gatehouse. But will he risk his plans - and his heart - for a woman shadowed by scandal? 2011.
By Rosemary Aitken. 2007
Victoria Flower, motherless and nearing womanhood, is beginning to chafe against the restrictions of her life as the vicar's only… daughter in a remote Cornish mining town. Her well-meaning father thinks he has found a suitable companion for her when he introduces a gentle, musical young curate into the parish. Sequel to "The silent shore". Followed by "The Fregenza girls". 2007. (Cornish sagas ; 6)
By Leah Fleming. 2013
May 1941 and the island of Crete is invaded by paratroopers from the air. After a lengthy fight, thousands of… British and Commonwealth soldiers are forced to take to the hills or become escaping POWs, sheltered by the Cretan villagers. Sixty years later, Lois West invites feisty Great Aunt Pen to a special eighty-fifth birthday celebration on Crete, knowing she has not been back there since the war. Penelope George is reluctant to go but is persuaded by the fact it is the 60th anniversary of the Battle. It is time for her to return and make the journey she never thought she'd dare to. On the outward voyage from Athens, she relives her experiences in the city from her early years as a trainee nurse to those last dark days stranded on the island, the last female foreigner. 2013.
By Grace Livingston Hill. 1982
Elizabeth is confronted by her brother's murderer who claims he loves her. She flees across the wilderness and meets an… unusual man. This gentleman's protection and her strong Christian faith help her survive. 1982, c1908.
By Janet Dailey. 1985
Heiress Luz Thomas recovers from her divorce when she meets Raul Buchanan, a dashing Argentinian polo star. But her daughter… has also fallen for Raul. Some strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1985.
By Susan Elizabeth Phillips. 2012
After ditching her fiancé at the altar in “Call Me Irresistible”, Lucy leaves Texas on the back of a motorcycle… with a guy named Panda. Lucy ends up in northern Michigan, where she learns more about her rescuer. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012. (Wynette, Texas series ; 4)
By David Cristofano. 2009
After 20 years in the Witness Protection Program and eight aliases, Melody Grace McCartney hardly knows who she is. On… the run since she and her parents stumbled on a gruesome murder by mobster Tony Bovaro when she was six, Grace saw her parents killed 12 years later, and is being relocated again. But then Tony's son, Jonathan, tracks her down to present an alternative: protection from his family, and a life of more safety and freedom than she has ever known. Some descriptions of sex, descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2009.
By Andrew Nicoll. 2009
A love story that is also about loss, magic, friendship, wonderful food, a brass band, an Italian witch, a large… lawyer, an occasional dog and a car chase at a walking pace. In the little town of Dot in a forgotten part of the Baltic, Tibo Krovic is the good and honest mayor, in love with his secretary, the beautiful, lonely - and married - Mrs. Agathe Stopak. In the quiet, respectable town there is nothing Tibo can do about this, until the day Agathe accidentally drops her lunch into a fountain, changing their lives forever. c2008.
By Betty Neels. 1990
Lucy wasn't a bright career girl like her two sisters. All she wanted was to find a man she loved… and settle down with him. But Mr Right seemed to be peculiarly elusive. Until the day she encountered paediatrician William Thurloe. Not that she had the faintest hope of ever attracting his interest with the glamorous Fiona as direct competition! 1990.
By Paullina Simons. 2004
Lily's life in New York is a struggle; to finish college, to pay her rent, even to find love. Yet… she loves her aimless life until her best friend and roommate disappears. In desperation she turns to a derelict police detective for help. As he uncovers the truth about her life, her friend and her family, she is dragged into the fight of her life. 2004.
By Catherine Cookson. 1994
Grace Rouse, a normal and beautiful young woman, is forced to recognise that her marriage is a sham after two… years as the wife of a country parson. She seeks to escape a mounting sense of frustration and despair by turning from the husband she has tried in vain to love to the comfort and release offered by another man. Grace is forced to wage a war between a man who can give her children and a man who passionately desires children but can only give them his name. 1994.
By Danielle Steel. 1997
After a ten-year marriage ends, all Charlie Waterston has now is the future. He is leaving his architectural job in… London and returning to New York. Too devastated to work, Charlie takes a leave of absence to go skiing in Vermont. But a snow storm leaves him stranded in Massachusetts, where a stay at a bed and breakfast changes his life forever. 1997.
By William Stevenson. 1980
Based on the savage struggle in east Africa during World War I, and the real-life renegade German army commander Paul… von Lettow. Stevenson's novel traces the circumstances that combined to create an explosive situation in the African continent. c1980.
By Sebastian Faulks. 1989
The mid 1930s. Anne Louvet arrives in Janvilliers to take the job of waitress at the seedy "Hotel du Lion… d'Or". She brings with her a past of undisclosed menace and grief. Also at the hotel are Mme Bouin, the steely hotel manageress; Bruno, the irascible chef; and Christine Hartmann, who watches in silence as her husband and Anne are drawn inexorably together. Descriptions of sex. 1989.
By Oswald Wynd. 1977
Mary Mackenzie, a young and sheltered twenty-year-old, is on board the SS Mooldera, bound for China and marriage to the… British Military Attache in Peking. It is January 1903. She begins a journal that is to run, intermittently, for forty years and tell a strange and moving love story. 1977.
By Georgette Heyer. 1948
A sheltered, disenchanted, young duke eludes his protectors and sets out to enjoy the robust life of Regency England. He… encounters many experiences for which he had not bargained, including a serenely beautiful woman who becomes the decoy for a ruthless blackmailer. 1948.