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By Fernanda Pérez. 2022
Edición décimo aniversario de la primera novela de Fernanda Pérez, Las maldecidas con dos nuevos capítulos como bonus track. Visitación,…Desolación, Lucía y Piedad, las hermanas Rojas, son bien conocidas en el pueblo. Su madre, viuda, las educa y las prepara para la difícil vida que les espera en los parajes del norte argentino, en la frontera entre Corrientes y Misiones. Son los años de la independencia, a principios del siglo XIX. Las repúblicas americanas tratan de emanciparse de la corona española, pero a la vez deben lidiar con las distintas facciones y movimientos políticos en el interior del país. El joven Andrés Guacurarí, indio guaraní protegido del líder independentista José Gervasio Artigas y que llega a convertirse en comandante general, se prepara para la guerra y también para el amor. Su deslumbramiento por Lucía, las idas y vueltas y las batallas recorren esta historia llena de pasiones prohibidas y enfrentamientos, solidaridad y aventura.
By Sebastian Faulks. 1999
France, 1930s. When Anne Louvet leaves Paris to work at a country hotel, she is penniless and haunted by her…family's shameful past. Charles Hartmann, a married lawyer renovating a nearby manor house, is also burdened with wartime memories as he and Anne fall in love. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1989
By Kurt Andersen. 2007
In 1848 British aristocrat Benjamin Knowles, inspired by the French Revolution, journeys to America in search of adventure. In New…York Knowles meets actress/prostitute Polly Lucking; her brother Duff, a Mexican War veteran; and muckraker Timothy Skaggs. The group ventures out west, but an assassin pursues them. 2007
By Ana F. Malory. 2022
Dicen que el amor verdadero puede superar todas las pruebas, pero ¿puede resistir al olvido? Christopher Talbot era un hombre…afortunado que tenía todo lo que podía desear: una buena vida y una prometida que lo amaba tanto como él a ella. A punto de casarse, sin embargo, debe marcharse durante unos días a Londres y, para cuando regresa, su felicidad se ha visto comprometida. Su futura esposa, Elizabeth, ha sufrido un accidente y permanece inconsciente. Cuando Elizabeth Grant despierta, la incertidumbre se cierne sobre ella. Según el médico, el fuerte golpe que recibió en la cabeza ha bloqueado una parte de sus recuerdos. Angustiada, vuelve a una existencia que no conoce: aquella que comenzó meses atrás, cuando se disponía a debutar. No recuerda a sus nuevos amigos y la situación, por momentos, la sobrepasa. Afortunadamente, cuenta con el apoyo incondicional del cuñado de su prima, Christopher. A su lado se siente protegida. El problema es que despierta en ella otro tipo de emociones que no sabe si son correctas, pues apenas lo conoce. Christopher se ha jurado recuperar a su amada y hará todo lo que sea necesario para hacerla recordar... o volver a enamorarla.
By Elizabeth Urian. 2022
Cuando un error de juventud marca un amor, este no se olvida con facilidad. Y cuando este regresa con fuerza,…solo es necesario el perdón para sanar. Phoebe Manley es una auténtica solterona, pero solo por voluntad propia. En su corazón solo existe un hombre: Percy, al que amó con toda su alma. Cuando dejó que este se alejara de su vida, siempre temió el día en que regresara a Londres; y ese día ha llegado. Ahora sabe que no tardará en casarse, y eso duele tanto como encontrarlo cara a cara y sentir su desprecio. Percy Thorpe por fin está dispuesto a hacerse cargo de su título. En su corazón permanece lo que sintió por Phoebe, pero lo ha sepultado bajo capas de amargura. No olvida la decisión que ella no se atrevió a tomar y no está dispuesto a perdonarla. Ahora, convertido en barón, se muestra frío con el que fue su gran y único amor. Se empeña en demostrarle que lo que tuvieron se quedó en el pasado. ¿Se impondrá el orgullo por encima del verdadero amor? ¿Será capaz de perdonar la cobardía de Phoebe y olvidar el pasado? ¿Podrá demostrarle ella que fue y sigue siendo el único en ocupar su corazón?
By Zahara C. Ordóñez. 2022
«Te has colado en mi corazón y ahora se compone de pedazos de ti. De todas las cosas que adoro…y que me arrastran a tus brazos de forma irrevocable». A Diego Alborada solo le interesan el vino, las partidas de cartas y las mujeres. Y es que la vida tuvo el acierto de darle atractivo, labia y habilidad para seducir hasta a la más reticente de las damas. Sentar la cabeza, por supuesto, no entra en sus planes. Estrella, la marquesa viuda de Girón, lleva más de diez años sola y no pretende volver a enamorarse. Cree tener el futuro asegurado hasta que descubre que su hermano lo ha perdido todo en una apuesta contra Diego, a su parecer, el más insoportable de los hombres. Dispuesta a recuperar lo perdido, le propone una partida para decidir quién se queda con todo. Diego y Estrella se jugarán algo más que dinero y propiedades. Sus corazones también forman parte de la apuesta y ninguno de los dos querrá perderla.
By Charis Michaels. 2020
USA Today bestselling author Charis Michaels enchants with her Awakened by a Kiss series, taking our favorite fairy tales' forgotten…characters and making them the hero of their own story. An heiress with a plan... Lady Helena Lark has spent years trying to escape her wedding to the vain and boring Duke of Lusk. She's evaded, refused, even run away. When her family's patience runs out, they pack her off to London to walk down the aisle. But Helena has another idea: find a more suitable bride to take her place, even if she must look for a replacement duchess every day. A bodyguard with a job to do... Declan Shaw, better known as "The Huntsman," is a mercenary who can pick and choose his clientele. After his last job, escorting a young noblewoman to France, landed him in jail under false accusations, he wants nothing to do with aristocrats or women. But the law isn't done with him, and if he agrees to babysit a duke's errant fiancé, the payout could make his legal troubles go away. A most unexpected alliance... When their worlds collide, Declan realizes that containing his new client is only slightly harder than keeping his hands off her. Helena senses an ally in her handsome new bodyguard and solicits his help. Together they must escape the forces that oppose them and fight for the fairy-tale love they desire.
By Johanna Lindsey. 2007
On a wager, bored socialite Raphael Locke agrees to transform into a proper lady the gossipy Ophelia Reid, who's broken…an engagement to Duncan MacTavish, from The Heir (RC 50350). After kidnapping Ophelia, Raphael discovers her secrets and falls in love. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007
By W. Somerset Maugham. 2004
Hong Kong, 1920s. After an affair with career politician Charles Townsend, frivolous Kitty Fane accompanies her husband, Walter, to battle…a cholera epidemic in a remote area of China. Walter dies there, and Kitty returns home to England, where she begins to reexamine her life. 1925
By Julia Quinn. 2007
England, 1810. Ten-year-old Miranda begins keeping a journal at the suggestion of her friend Olivia's older brother Nigel "Turner" Bevelstoke,…whom she adores. Nine years later Miranda is still in love with Turner--now a widower with no desire to remarry. Some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2007
By Jane Feather. 2007
Two sisters-in-law from the countryside, Lady Cornelia "Nell" Dagenham and Lady Aurelia Farnham, accompany their friend Lady Livia Lacey to…London after Livia inherits a house on Cavendish Square. Viscount Bonham, spying against France, needs the house for espionage--and soon falls in love with Nell. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2007
By Stephanie Laurens. 2007
Somerset, England; 1833. Charlie Morwellan, the earl of Meredith, marries local girl Sarah Conningham to continue his lineage. Sarah, however,…demands true love and works hard to capture Charlie's heart. Meanwhile, an anonymous speculator wants Sarah's farm, on which she runs an orphanage. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2007
By Deeanne Gist. 2006
San Francisco, 1849. When twenty-year-old Rachel Van Buren's father dies unexpectedly, the proper, religious lady is left in the Gold…Rush-frenzied city to care for her siblings with no guardian or means of support. Rachel meets saloon owner Johnnie Parker, a former missionary, who lends a hand--and a heart. 2006
Two women set sail for Australia, bound by a terrible truth. But only one will make it off the ship.The…Secrets of Bridgewater Bay is a darkly gripping dual-time novel, with a wealth of twists, turns and secrets, and an absolute book club treat, perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley, Rachel Rhys and Hannah Richell.'A sweeping tale of family secrets, betrayal, jealousy, ambition and forbidden romance . . . Fans of The Thorn Birds and Downton Abbey will love the epic scope of this novel' ALI MERCER'I thoroughly enjoyed this immersive story which spans both generations and continents. The evocative details and impeccable research make for a delightful reading experience and I can pay it no greater compliment other than to say, I wish I'd written it' KATHRYN HUGHES'This is an epic dual-time novel which draws the reader in right from the start and keeps you in thrall until the very last page. The writing is superb, the descriptions detailed, lush and evocative' CHRISTINA COURTENAY'A gripping story full of family secrets: the price of love and loss within two generations . . . convincing and poignant' LEAH FLEMING'Rich in evocative detail - the complex mystery kept me guessing right up to the last page' MUNA SHEHADI......................................................................................................England, 1919: Rose and Ivy board a ship bound for Australia. One is travelling there to marry a man she has never met.One is destined never to arrive.Australia, 2016: Amongst her late-grandmother's possessions, Molly uncovers a photograph of two girls dressed in First World War nurses' uniforms, labelled 'Rose and Ivy 1917', and a letter from her grandmother, asking her to find out what happened to her own mother, Rose, who disappeared in the 1960s. Compelled to carry out her grandmother's last wish, Molly embarks on a journey to England to unravel the mystery of the two girls whose photograph promised they'd be 'together forever'.........................................................................................................Early readers LOVE The Secrets of Bridgewater Bay:'This story was gripping and a joy to read''A touching and beautifully written story of friendship''I was totally gripped from the start, it was well written with good characters and I loved the dual timeline aspect. There was so much going on in this story and I just couldn't put it down''An emotional book . . . well written and interesting. I could imagine this book being discussed in book club'
They called her the She-Wolf From Provence. She'd shape the destiny of England ...Fans of Alison Weir, Anne O'Brien and…Philippa Gregory, will devour this compelling new novel, starring one of English history's most fierce and courageous forgotten heroines!'Powerful, gripping and beautifully told' - Kate Furnivall, author of The Liberation'A feast for the senses and highly recommended' - Deborah Swift, author of Pleasing Mr Pepys'Well-researched . . . Fascinating' - Joanna CourtneyREADERS LOVE THE SILKEN ROSE!***** 'Stunning start to a new series of She-Wolf Queens'***** 'Spectacular . . . I will recommend this first part of her new trilogy to everyone'***** 'Fabulous . . . A lovely, highly researched tale'***** 'Exceptionally well-written . . . From the first page I was totally caught up in the story'1236. Ailenor of Provence, cultured and intelligent, is only thirteen when she meets her new husband, Henry III of England. A foreign and friendless princess in a strange land she is determined to please him. And she knows that when the times comes she must provide an heir, to secure the throne against those who would snatch it away. Rosalind, a commoner skilled in the arts of needlework and embroidery, catches the young queen's attention and a friendship blossoms. But she is unprepared for the dangerous ramifications of winning the queen's favour ... As closeness, and soon love, develops between Ailenor and Henry, so too does her influence on her husband and her power at court. As France and Wales provide constant threat, and England's barons increasingly resent her influence, Ailenor must learn to be ruthless. Who should she encourage her husband to favour? Who can she trust? Caught in a web of treachery and deceit, her choices will define the fate of England. To protect her close friends, and her beloved children, Ailenor, the She-Wolf from Provence, would do, and endure, anything ... AND DISCOVER THE DAMASK ROSE: THE SUMPTUOUS AND GRIPPING NEW NOVEL FROM CAROL MCGRATHCOMING APRIL 2021: AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW!
By Lisa Kleypas. 1999
Bow Street runner Grant Morgan rescues from the Thames a near-drowned, amnesiac woman he believes to be Vivien Rose Duvall,…a notorious courtesan who recently humiliated him in society circles. Grant exacts revenge by convincing her they are lovers as he seeks her assailant. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1999
By Natasha Lester. 2020
A wartime legacy. A lost love. A friendship to last a lifetime . . .'A meticulously researched novel about the…lengths people will go to protect one another, and a love that lasts a lifetime . . . an extraordinary book' Marie Claire A decades old secret . . .When Kat Jourdan discovers a priceless collection of Dior gowns hidden in her grandmother's remote cottage, she delves into the mystery of their origin, determined to know more about her beloved grandmother's secret past.An unspeakable betrayal . . .In England, 1939, talented pilot Skye Penrose is flying for the Royal Air Force. She soon meets a mysterious Frenchwoman named Margaux Jourdan, and with her is Catherine Dior, the sister of the renowned designer. Together, they have no idea of the danger that lies ahead . . .Three women bound forever by war.As Kat attempts to solve the mystery of the past, her grandmother's hidden life comes to light. But could it be that some secrets are best left buried?Set between Europe's war-torn past and the present day, The Paris Secret is an unforgettable story of love and sacrifice. Perfect for fans of Kate Furnivall, Lucinda Riley and Tracy Rees.PRAISE FOR NATASHA LESTER:'Divine' GILL PAUL, bestselling author of The Secret Wife'An emotional and sweeping tale' CHANEL CLEETON, bestselling author of Next Year in Havana 'A splendid, breathtaking novel, full of mystery and passion...a must read!' JEANNE MACKIN, author of The Last Collection
By Dorothy Garlock. 2003
On a hot summer day in 1932, Andy Connors, who owns a garage that serves Route 66, finds himself in…major trouble: He's been bitten by a rabid skunk. Fortunately, Yates, a man whose life Andy had once saved, is stopping by for gas and immediately takes control of the situation. After driving Andy to Oklahoma City for treatments, he returns to manage the garage while Andy recovers. Yates is also there to help Andy's two daughters and Leona, the woman who tends them-and who is the town scandal because she's not married to Andy. Drawn to this tough and tender woman, Yates is soon defending her against the local residents and her brother, who's intent on punishing Leona for disgracing him. Caught in the turmoil of gossip and threats, Yates and Leona will find their love tested at every turn-especially when her brother is murdered.
By Amy Rose Bennett. 2022
"I can think of the perfect way to keep you occupied and your mind diverted," she murmured. "Come to my…room. If you're not too tired..."Lust flashed in his gaze and then he caught her face between his hands and kissed her. "For you, my beautiful Artemis, I'd stay up all night."Artemis Jones—"respectable" finishing-school teacher by day and Gothic romance writer by night—has never lost sight of her real dream: to open her own academic ladies' college. When Artemis is unexpectedly called upon by a dear friend, a fellow Byronic Book Club member, to navigate her first London Season, she comes at once. Who knows, perhaps she can court the interest of a wealthy patron for her school. As long as she can avoid her high-handed aunt's schemes to marry her off.Dominic Winters, the widowed Duke of Dartmoor, needs a wife—someone who will provide him with an heir and help him to manage his spitfire adolescent daughter. The problem is, Society has dubbed him "The Dastardly Duke." Rumors are rife that he murdered his mad wife so his choices for a suitable bride are limited. But then he meets the ravishing and passionate Artemis Jones who might just be everything he needs."The perfect blend of sexiness and humor... Amy Rose Bennett has created a lush, vibrant love story, her characters sharing a fabulous sensual chemistry that fairly scorches the page."—Christina Britton, award-winning author
By Renee Ann Miller. 2022
A thoroughly roguish nobleman and a devoted lady entomologist have absolutely nothing in common—or do they? Love is far from…scientific when it truly blooms . . . In the eyes of the ton, Lady Sara Elsmere is so firmly on the shelf, she might as well be nailed in place. Not that Sara minds. She is far more concerned about her study of butterflies than society&’s gossip. Of course, it&’s also true that the nervous laughter that ruined Sara&’s debut—and every social event thereafter—is a bit embarrassing. She can hardly help it—men are quite nerve-wracking. Except for one: the rake who pulls her into a dark room during a costume ball and kisses her senseless. He doesn&’t make her titter, he makes her burn . . . Ian McAllister, the Duke of Dorchester, is perfectly satisfied to remain a rogue for the rest of his days. But when he finds he has kissed the wrong shepherdess, albeit a decidedly luscious one, he&’s faced with a dilemma. His indiscretion with an innocent may cost him a lucrative business arrangement—and his two scapegrace wards need a maternal influence they can&’t scare away. Promising Sara the use of her dowry to fund her studies seals the pair&’s businesslike deal. But as they embark on their life together, they discover that their mutual attraction has sparked a desire not easily tamed—and certain feelings each of them are surprised to own. Can their matrimonial experiment possibly end in real love?&“A delightful romance filled with period ambiance . . . and a charming supporting cast.&”—Publishers Weekly on Never Deceive a Viscount