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By Malinda Lo. 2021
Acclaimed author of Ash Malinda Lo returns with her most personal and ambitious novel yet, a gripping story of love…and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the 1950s."That book. It was about two women, and they fell in love with each other." And then Lily asked the question that had taken root in her, that was even now unfurling its leaves and demanding to be shown the sun: "Have you ever heard of such a thing?"Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father--despite his hard-won citizenship--Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.
By Tessa Dare. 2011
Welcome to Spindle Cove, where the ladieswith delicate constitutions come for the sea air,and men in their prime are .…. . nowhere to be found.Or are they?Spindle Cove is the destination of choice forcertain types of well-bred young ladies: the painfully shy, young wives disenchanted with matrimony,and young girls too enchanted with the wrong men; it is a haven for those who live there.Victor Bramwell, the new Earl of Rycliff,knows he doesn't belong here. So far as he can tell, there's nothing in this place but spinsters . . .and sheep. But he has no choice, he has orders togather a militia. It's a simple mission,made complicated by the spirited, exquisiteSusanna Finch--a woman who is determined tosave her personal utopia from the invasion ofBram's makeshift army.Susanna has no use for aggravating men;Bram has sworn off interfering women. The sceneis set for an epic battle...but who can be namedthe winner when both have so much to lose?
By Julia Quinn. 2005
What happened to the diamonds If you've read It's in His Kiss, you want to know. Don't miss this charming…and passionate addendum, in which Gareth proves that some things get better with age, Hyacinth gains new respect for her mother (with a daughter like Isabella she'd have to, wouldn't she?), and everyone learns that while diamonds are lovely, sometimes tenacity is a girl's best friend.
By Grace Livingston Hill. 1929
When her beloved parents die, lovely young Gail Desmond realizes she must find a job. Finally she finds a seemingly…enviable position as a traveling companion to a woman of wealth, and soon they are off on an ocean voyage. Then disaster strikes! The ship on which Gail and her employer are traveling sinks. Suddenly Gail finds herself afloat on an angry sea, lashed to a makeshift raft, desperately trying to keep an unconscious man from slipping away from her--a man who was critically injured when he saved her life!
By Laimie Scott. 2021
Una deuda de su hermano hará ver a Valerie que Laurent es algo más que un cínico seductor. Valerie y…Laurent se conocen desde hace años. Los dos se han dedicado al contrabando. Ella echa de menos a su hermano Lerroux del que no sabe nada desde que huyeron de Moidart. A su regreso a París es acosada por aquellos que quieren cobrar las deudas de su hermano. Decidida a saldarlas se verá obligada a volver al contrabando sin ser consciente de que en verdad es una trampa para apresarla. Laurent no puede olvidar a la pequeña Valerie Lerroux. Prometió a su hermano que cuidaría de ella si a él le sucedía algo. Y ese momento ha llegado. Valerie comprenderá que en Laurent habitan dos hombres. El cínico contrabandista seductor y el hombre capaz de arriesgarlo todo por hacerla comprender que la ama en silencio desde hace años.
Two sisters competing for the greatest prize: the love of a king When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an…innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her familys ambitious plots as the kings interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king, and take her fate into her own hands. A rich and compelling tale of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue, The Other Boleyn Girl introduces a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe and survived by following her own heart.
By Natalia Sánchez Diana. 2021
Un gramófono, una última voluntad, un mensaje cifrado y dos escritores que tratarán de descubrir una historia de amor entre…las filas de la Resistencia Francesa durante la II Guerra Mundial. A pesar de su mala suerte, Nieve tiene una exitosa carrera como escritora. O la tenía. Hasta que las musas la abandonaron después de la muerte de su madre. Por eso decide regresar al pueblo de su familia, en el valle del Loira, dispuesta a desenterrar los fantasmas del pasado. Lo que no espera es encontrarse allí con el único hombre que derritió su corazón de hielo. Alain ha recibido una pista muy importante para acabar la secuela de su gran best seller y está dispuesto a todo por conseguirla. Sin embargo, no cuenta con que eso le lleve a su rival literaria, con la que compartió una inolvidable noche en París. Juntos deberán descubrir qué fue de Pierre Leroux, un muchacho de la Resistencia que tuvo un papelesencial en la lucha durante la ocupación alemana y que desapareció sin dejar rastro. ¿Qué significó el mensaje encriptado Romeo besa a Julieta? ¿Puede el amor florecer en los tiempos más oscuros?
An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural wonders of each season in this lyrical, bilingual story-poem. In this…lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings. We accompany them through warm summer days full of wildflowers, bees and blueberries, then fall, when bears feast before hibernation and forest mushrooms are ripe for harvest. Winter mornings begin in darkness as deer, mice and other animals search for food, while spring brings green shoots poking through melting snow and the chirping of peepers. Brittany Luby and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley have created a book inspired by childhood memories of time spent with Knowledge Keepers, observing and living in relationship with the natural world in the place they call home — the northern reaches of Anishinaabewaking, around the Great Lakes. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
By Patricia Potter. 2001
This sweeping historical novel returns to an age of treachery and political turmoil as a Jacobite beauty fights her attraction…to the powerful Scottish nobleman who once broke her heart Taken in by the Braemoor clan as a boy, Neil Forbes fell deeply in love the moment he laid eyes on Janet Leslie. To his delight, Janet, the daughter of a Jacobite, returned his feelings, and they made a solemn pledge to one other. Then Neil discovered the terrible reason he couldn't marry his beloved . . . and could never wed at all. After Neil's betrayal, Janet vowed never again to be seduced by the fickle promise of love. She hoped that her marriage to Alasdair Campbell, a widower and father of three young girls, would give her the security she needed. Now the cruel Earl of Lochaene lies dead, and Janet is suspected of her husband's murder. Worse, Campbell's daughters--and her infant son--could be taken away from her. And the man she once adored with all her heart has just been appointed guardian of her son, the heir to Lochaene. Can she trust Neil, now the politically connected Marquis of Braemoor--or the dangerous desire that his first caress reignites in her? As they give in to passion, a powerful enemy could destroy their newfound love--and expose the secret Neil has been guarding for far too long. This second book in Patricia Potter's Scottish Trilogy is the winner of the 2001 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Scottish Historical Romance.
By Patricia Potter. 2000
In the first book of Patricia Potter's Scottish Trilogy, a rebellious Jacobite beauty weds a Scottish nobleman in a political…marriage of convenience, unaware that he is leading a dangerous double life Some call him the devil. Few have ever seen him. He is the Black Knave, named for the playing card he leaves behind when he risks his life to smuggle Jacobite insurgents out of Scotland right under the noses of the British. Bethia MacDonell is determined to find him. She needs the legendary freedom fighter to rescue her imprisoned brother. Instead, she is forced into an arranged marriage with Rory Forbes, an aristocrat loyal to the crown and a coward at the Battle of Culloden--a traitor to his own people. To the world, the Marquis of Braemoor is a fop and a wastrel who lives solely for his own pleasure. But he harbors a dangerous secret that he must keep hidden at all costs. Bethia is the wild card, arousing in Rory a treacherous desire that could doom his mission and imperil her life. Sworn to protect her, the most wanted man in Scotland must fight his greatest battle to win the heart of the one woman he desires above all others: his wife.
By Kate Quinn. 2010
The first gripping historical fiction novel in national bestselling author Kate Quinn's Empress of Rome saga. First-century Rome: a world…of depravity, blood, and secrets. The ruthless and enigmatic Emperor Domitian watches over all—and fixes his gaze on one humble young woman…. Thea is a slave girl from Judaea, purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia. Now she has infuriated her mistress by capturing the attention of Rome’s newest and most savage gladiator—and though his love brings Thea the first happiness of her life, their affair ends quickly when a jealous Lepida tears them apart. Remaking herself as a singer for Rome’s aristocrats, Thea unwittingly attracts another admirer: the charismatic Emperor of Rome. But the passions of an all-powerful man come with a heavy price, and Thea finds herself fighting for both her soul and her sanity. Many have tried to destroy the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of Domitian lies in the hands of one woman: the Emperor’s mistress.From the Paperback edition.
By Martha Waters. 2021
The author of the &“hilarious...joyful, elegant&” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) To Have and to Hoax returns with an effervescent, charming,…and swoon-worthy novel about a man and woman who never agree on anything—until they agree to a no-strings-attached affair in this Regency-era romp.The widowed Diana, Lady Templeton and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham are infamous among English high society as much for their sharp-tongued bickering as their flirtation. One evening, an argument at a ball turns into a serious wager: Jeremy will marry within the year or Diana will forfeit one hundred pounds. So shortly after, just before a fortnight-long house party at Elderwild, Jeremy&’s country estate, Diana is shocked when Jeremy appears at her home with a very different kind of proposition. After his latest mistress unfavorably criticized his skills in the bedroom, Jeremy is looking for reassurance, so he has gone to the only woman he trusts to be totally truthful. He suggests that they embark on a brief affair while at the house party—Jeremy can receive an honest critique of his bedroom skills and widowed Diana can use the gossip to signal to other gentlemen that she is interested in taking a lover. Diana thinks taking him up on his counter-proposal can only help her win her wager. With her in the bedroom and Jeremy&’s marriage-minded grandmother, the formidable Dowager Marchioness of Willingham, helping to find suitable matches among the eligible ladies at Elderwild, Diana is confident her victory is assured. But while they&’re focused on winning wagers, they stand to lose their own hearts. With Martha Waters&’s signature &“cheeky charm and wonderfully wry wit&” (Booklist, starred review), To Love and to Loathe is another clever and delightful historical rom-com that is perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Evie Dunmore.
&“We must die standing up for something.&” &“And what are we standing up for?&”&“The most important thing there is. Freedom.&”Millions…of people walked through Auschwitz&’s gates, but she was the first woman who escaped. This powerful novel tells the inspiring true story of Mala Zimetbaum, whose heroism will never be forgotten, and whose fate altered the course of history… Nobody leaves Auschwitz alive.Mala, inmate 19880, understood that the moment she stepped off the cattle train into the depths of hell. As an interpreter for the SS, she uses her position to save as many lives as she can, smuggling scraps of bread to those desperate with hunger.Edward, inmate 531, is a camp veteran and a political prisoner. Though he looks like everyone else, with a shaved head and striped uniform, he&’s a fighter in the underground Resistance. And he has an escape plan.They are locked up for no other sin than simply existing. But when they meet, the dark shadow of Auschwitz is lit by a glimmer of hope. Edward makes Mala believe in the impossible. That despite being surrounded by electric wire, machine guns topping endless watchtowers and searchlights roaming the ground, they will leave this death camp.A promise is made––they will escape together or they will die together. What follows is one of the greatest love stories in history…Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Choice, and The Orphan Train will love this breathtakingly beautiful tale, of courage in the face of tragedy and bravery in the face of fear. Based on a true story, The Girl Who Escaped Auschwitz shows that, in darkness, love can be your light…Readers totally love Ellie Midwood:&“Oh, my heart!… Beautiful, chilling, terrifying, and hopeful… Midwood is a wonder with words––I am so in love with her writing… I cried quite a few times while reading this, so have tissues at the ready! And her descriptions of life in the ghetto and the daily struggle to survive were real and visceral… I loved every second I spent with this book and cannot wait for more from Ellie Midwood!&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&“One of the few books that have left me reeling for days.Talk about having a book hangover!… I smiled, I sighed of relief, I held my breath, I cried. This book gave me all the feels and chills. Hands down, a five-star must-read.&” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&“Wow! Just wow… Utterly heartbreaking… I&’m speechless.&” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&“Phenomenal! Absolutely brilliant! This book requires a standing ovation for sure!… Crushingly heart-breaking yet beautiful…
By Marion Kummerow. 2021
Margarete stumbles out of the bombed-out house, the dust settling around her like snow. Mistaking her for the dead officer&’s…daughter, a guard rushes over to gently ask her if she is all right and whether there&’s anything he can do to help her. She glances down at where the hated yellow star had once been, and with barely a pause, she replies &“Yes&”.Berlin, 1941: Margarete Rosenbaum is working as a housemaid for a senior Nazi officer when his house is bombed, leaving her the only survivor. But when she&’s mistaken for his daughter in the aftermath of the blast, Margarete knows she can make a bid for freedom…Issued with temporary papers—and with the freedom of not being seen as Jewish—a few hours are all she needs to escape to relative safety. That is, until her former employer&’s son, SS officer Wilhelm Huber, tracks her down.But strangely he doesn&’t reveal her true identity right away. Instead he insists she comes and lives with him in Paris, and seems determined to keep her hidden. His only condition: she must continue to pretend to be his sister. Because whoever would suspect a Nazi girl of secretly being a Jew?His plan seems impossible, and Margarete is terrified they might be found out, not to mention worried about what Wilhelm might want in return. But as the Nazis start rounding up Jews in Paris and the Résistance steps up its activities, putting everyone who opposes the regime in peril, she realizes staying hidden in plain sight may be her only chance of survival…Can Margarete trust a Nazi officer with the only things she has left though… her safety, her life, even her heart?A totally heartbreaking and unputdownable story about how far someone would go to save one life, that fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Nightingale and All the Light We Cannot See will adore.Readers are loving A Light in the Window:&‘Wonderful, wonderful… I was blown away by this book. I couldn&’t put it down. I ignored everything and everyone until I finished it.&” Nicki&’s Book Blog, 5 stars&“Blew me away… You get engulfed in the storytelling until the end!… Perfect!… I loved this book – I lost my whole day reading – just couldn't bear to put it down!&” NetGalley reviewer&“I can&’t put into words how incredible A Light in the Window is… Extraordinary, well written, beautiful story.&” Goodreads reviewer&“This story was heartbreaking and riveting. I was up until wee hours of the morning reading it. It couldn&’t put it down until I found out what was happening next.&” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&“Emotional… Will pull at your heart strings with each turn of the page…
By Laura Martin, Terri Brisbin, Helen Dickson. 2021
Do you dream of wicked rakes, gorgeous Highlanders and muscled Viking warriors? Harlequin® Historical brings you three new full-length titles…in one collection! This box set includes: THE HIGHLANDER&’S INCONVENIENT BRIDEA Highland Feudingby Terri Brisbin(Medieval) Future chieftain Robbie Cameron must marry his elusive enemy, Sheena MacLerie, to strengthen their clans&’ alliance. Uncovering her secrets means earning her trust—but it also ignites a simmering passion! FALLING FOR HIS PRACTICAL WIFEThe Ashburton Reunionby Laura Martin(Regency) Leo Ashburton needs a bride to claim his inheritance—one who accepts he cannot offer love. Reclusive Annabelle Hummingford is perfect…until she blossoms into a mesmerizing woman Leo must resist falling for! ENTHRALLED BY HER ENEMY&’S KISSby Helen Dickson(Georgian)Their families have been feuding for years, yet Jane desperately needs Lord Francis Randolph&’s help! As they reluctantly gravitate toward one another, Jane can&’t help being drawn to Francis&’s forbidden touch… Look for Harlequin® Historical&’s August 2021 Box Set 2 of 2, filled with even more timeless love stories!
By Catherine Tinley, Amanda McCabe, Lotte R. James. 2021
Do you dream of wicked rakes, gorgeous Highlanders and muscled Viking warriors? Harlequin® Historical brings you three new full-length titles…in one collection! This box set includes: PLAYING THE DUKE&’S FIANCÉE Dollar Duchessesby Amanda McCabe(Victorian) To escape an unwanted marriage arrangement, heiress Violet begins a fake betrothal with the seemingly stuffy Duke of Charteris. Only as she gets to know him, she can&’t help wanting more… CAPTIVATING THE CYNICAL EARLby Catherine Tinley(Regency) For the Earl of Hawkenden, emotions are the path to pain. But when Lady Cecily visits, Jack is captivated. In a month she&’ll be gone—unless Jack&’s frozen heart thaws before then? THE HOUSEKEEPER OF THORNHALLOW HALLby Lotte R. James(Georgian)New housekeeper Rebecca Merrickson is shocked when brooding earl William Reid unexpectedly returns. They immediately clash, but as he softens, Rebecca realizes she&’s becoming improperly attracted to her master! Look for Harlequin® Historical&’s August 2021 Box Set 1 of 2, filled with even more timeless love stories!
By Susan Wiggs. 1999
As the ballrooms of 1800s America glitter, romance is afoot… Boston and Rio de Janeiro, 1851 An awkward misfit in…an accomplished family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her life as a wallflower in Boston society. Fate intervenes when she learns that a ship bound for Rio de Janeiro is in need of an interpreter—a pursuit she very much enjoys. The only problem? The surly and handsome captain is adamantly opposed to a woman taking the role. Sea captain Ryan Calhoun used to have a good family name. But he&’d purposely walked away from everything it afforded him, driven by his quest to right an old wrong. When he finds himself falling for the meek young woman who comes aboard his ship, he&’s determined to stay away from her—if only to keep her out of his secretive, dangerous plans. As the tides of attraction flow between them, Ryan and Isadora must risk it all for love. For a true lady must learn to speak her mind, and Isadora is ready to put her newfound charms to the test. The Calhoun Chronicles Book 1: The Charm SchoolBook 2: The Horsemaster's DaughterBook 3: HALFWAY TO HEAVENBook 4: ENCHANTED AFTERNOONBook 5: A SUMMER AFFAIR
By Laura Martin. 2021
A viscount-in-waiting Finds a convenient wife To claim his inheritance, Leo Ashburton needs a bride who accepts that he can…offer her a title and a house, but not love. Annabelle Hummingford—whose scarred face has made her hide from society—seems like the perfect match. But as his shy wife blossoms into a confident, mesmerizing woman, Leo is torn. Falling for her risks being hurt again—but will burying his feelings mean losing her altogether? From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past. The Ashburton Reunion Two estranged brothers find each other and two special women to love! Book 1: Flirting with His Forbidden LadyBook 2: Falling for His Practical Wife
By Catherine Tinley. 2021
The cool, aloof earlAnd the enchanting lady For Jack Beresford, Earl of Hawkenden, emotional entanglements are the path to pain.…But when his brother brings his new wife and her best friend to his country home, everything changes. Lady Cecily Thornhill is both vibrant and beautiful, and Jack finds himself increasingly captivated by her sunny nature. Yet he must resist her charms, for in a month she&’ll be gone—unless his frozen heart thaws before then…From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.
By Terri Brisbin. 2021
Betrothed by dutyTo his enemy!To strengthen an alliance between their clans, future chieftain of the mighty Cameron Clan, Robbie Cameron,…must marry Sheena MacLerie. Only, she is the last person he would have picked after her betrayal years ago. Now she is as infuriatingly elusive as ever—and, worse, seems intent on breaking their betrothal! Just what is his inconvenient bride hiding? Uncovering her secrets means earning her trust…but that also ignites a simmering passion!From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past.The Highlander&’s Inconvenient Bride is a crossover story – connecting The MacLerie Clan series with the A Highland Feuding series!A Highland FeudingBook 1: Stolen by the HighlanderBook 2: The Highlander's Runaway BrideBook 3: Kidnapped by the Highland RogueBook 4: Claiming His Highland BrideBook 5: A Healer for the HighlanderThe MacLerie Clan Book 1: Taming the HighlanderBook 2: Surrender To the HighlanderBook 3: Possessed by the HighlanderBook 4: Taming the Highland RogueBook 5: The Highlander&’s Stolen TouchBook 6: At the Highlander&’s MercyBook 7: The Forbidden Highlander (HQN "Highlanders" anthology)Book 8: The Highlander&’s Dangerous TemptationBook 9: Yield to the Highlander