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Geheimnisvolle Leidenschaft
Author: Kate O'Connor
Publisher: books2read
ISBN: 3733785797
Pages: 405
Year: 2016-09-15
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Ryanna hat sich längst an die Gefühlskälte ihres Vaters gewöhnt, als er sie mit einer Ungeheuerlichkeit überrascht: Er hat sie einem alten, englischen Earl versprochen. Schon bei ihrer ersten Begegnung erfasst sie ein kalter Schauer. In einer Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktion flieht sie in die Highlands zum Clan der MacGregors, wo sie sich als Küchenmagd verstecken kann. Dort begegnet sie dem stolzen Laird Logan MacGregor, der nach einem Unfall in selbstgewählter Verbannung lebt. Gegen ihren Willen fasziniert sie der unnahbare Clan-Führer, dessen kühle Fassade sie gerne überwinden möchte. Um jeden Preis? Denn sie ahnt auch, dass eine Nacht in seinen Armen jedes ihrer Geheimnisse offenbaren könnte ...
The Bookshop of Yesterdays
Author: Amy Meyerson
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488078734
Pages: 384
Year: 2018-06-01
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Best Books of Summer 2018 Selection by Southern Living* Philadelphia Inquirer* Bustle* HelloGiggles* Library Journal* “Part mystery and part drama, Meyerson uses a complex family dynamic in The Bookshop of Yesterdays to spotlight the importance of truth and our need for forgiveness.” —Associated Press A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading. Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy’s bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda’s twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda’s life. She doesn’t hear from him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy—and one final scavenger hunt. When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Books—now as its owner—she finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the store’s shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billy’s last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billy’s past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda’s mother has kept hidden—and the terrible secret that tore her family apart. Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. It’s a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become.
The Water Devil
Author: Judith Merkle Riley
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307498611
Pages: 288
Year: 2009-01-21
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The final adventure in the beloved and bestselling Margaret of Ashbury trilogy, which began with A Vision of Light and In Pursuit of the Green Lion. Margaret of Ashbury is ready to settle down; the medieval healer is looking forward to an uneventful life in the country. And, indeed, life with her true love and a brood of rambunctious children is nearly perfect—except for her husband Gregory’s ever-meddling family. Finding himself deep in debt once again, Gregory’s father has plotted to sell Margaret’s daughter off in marriage to save his woodlands from a greedy abbot. In a panic, Margaret turns to her old friend Brother Malachi to help save her daughter by whatever means necessary. The tension within the feuding family rouses an ancient being that dwells in a spring at the center of the disputed woodland. The watery creature has its own plans, and its eye is on Margaret’s infant son. Favorite characters return, the stakes are high, and the air is thick with intrigue and danger. Written with the historical accuracy, supernatural plot twists, and humor that Riley’s readers have grown to love, The Water Devil is a high-spirited adventure that brings Margaret’s odyssey to a satisfying conclusion. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Doctors on the Frontline
Author: Olivia Gates
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 146035785X
Pages: 192
Year: 2016-06-13
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Doctors in danger… Dr. Sherazad Dawson joined the Global Aid Organization’s medical team in a war-torn state to escape her past. She never expected to find her future there! Amid the urgency of frontline medicine, an irresistible Italian doctor, Lorenzo Banducci, becomes Sherazad’s boss, friend—and lover. Lorenzo spends his life helping casualties. He won’t leave the frontline, but he fears the risks to Sherazad if she stays. Can she persuade the dedicated doctor that the greatest danger would be losing him?
The People at Number 9
Author: Felicity Everett
Publisher: HQ
ISBN: 0008228809
Pages:
Year: 2017-08-08
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'Have you met them yet, the new couple?' When Gav and Lou move into the house next door, Sara spends days plucking up courage to say hello. The neighbours are glamorous, chaotic and just a little eccentric. They make the rest of Sara's street seem dull by comparison. When the hand of friendship is extended, Sara is delighted and flattered. Incredibly, Gav and Lou seem to see something in Sara and Neil that they admire too. In no time at all, the two couples are soulmates, sharing suppers, bottles of red wine and childcare, laughing and trading stories and secrets late into the night in one another's houses. And the more time Sara spends with Gav and Lou, the more she longs to make changes in her own life. But those changes will come at a price. Soon Gav and Lou will be asking things they've no right to ask of their neighbours, with shattering consequences for all of them... Have you met The People at Number 9? A dark and delicious novel about envy, longing and betrayal in the suburbs...
Queen's Gambit
Author: Elizabeth Fremantle
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405909374
Pages: 480
Year: 2013-03-14
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If you love the BBC's The White Queen you'll love this. Meet the woman who survived Henry VIII in Elizabeth Fremantle's first novel, Queen's Gambit... My name is Katherine Parr. I'm 31 years old and already twice widowed. I'm in love with a man I can't have, and am about to wed a man no-one would want - for my husband-to-be is none other than Henry VIII, who has already beheaded two wives, cast aside two more, and watched one die in childbirth. What will become of me once I'm wearing his ring and become Queen of England? They say that the sharpest blades are sheathed in the softest pouches. Only time will tell what I am really made of... For fans of Hilary Mantel, Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, Elizabeth Fremantle's first novel, Queen's Gambit, is a riveting account of the Tudor queen who married four men and outlived three of them - including Henry VIII. Rich in atmosphere and period detail, and told through the eyes of Katherine and her young maid Dot, it tells the story of two very different women during a terrifying and turbulent time. If you loved Wolf Hall, The Other Boleyn Girl or the BBC drama series The Tudors, then Elizabeth Fremantle's Queen's Gambit is the book for you. 'Gripping' Woman & Home 'Sumptuous' Metro 'A major new voice in historical fiction'The Bookseller 'Rich and enticing' Stylist 'Electric' Good Housekeeping 'Wildly entertaining' Huffington Post Elizabeth Fremantle holds a first in English and an MA in creative Writing from Birkbeck. As a Fashion Editor she has contributed to various publications including Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair and the Erotic Review and has had her fiction published in the Mechanic's Institute Review. Queen's Gambit is her first novel; her second, Sisters of Treason, will be published early in 2014.
Who Governs Britain?
Author: Anthony King
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141980664
Pages: 352
Year: 2015-04-09
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The British system has been radically transformed in recent decades, far more than most of us realise. As acclaimed political scientist and bestselling author Anthony King shows, this transformation lies at the heart of British politics today. Imagining - or pretending - that the British political system and Britain's place in the world have not greatly changed, our political leaders consistently promise more than they can perform. Political and economic power is now widely dispersed both inside and outside the UK, but Westminster politicians still talk the language of Attlee and Churchill. How exactly has the British system changed? Where does power now lie? In Who Governs Britain?, King offers the first assessment in many years of Britain's governing arrangements as a whole, providing much needed context for the 2015 general election.
Thief of Hearts
Author: Teresa Medeiros
Publisher: Amber House Books
ISBN: 1939541182
Pages: 400
Year: 2013-12-31
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Had he come to guard her body or steal her heart? Prim and pampered, Lucinda Snow knows little of men and nothing of danger until the fog-shrouded night she is abducted by the legendary Captain Doom. Ruthless and mocking, tender and virile, the notorious pirate awakens all of her passionate longings, then leaves her with nothing but a kiss. After that night, her father hires the handsome and mysterious Gerard Claremont to serve as her personal bodyguard. Too late, Lucy discovers that the man hired to protect her body poses an even greater danger to her lonely heart. Book 2 of the ROGUES AND GENTLEMEN series, which includes Yours Until Dawn, Thief of Hearts, Once an Angel and Nobody’s Darling “Emotional, funny, sensual and spellbinding. This is a marvelous read!”—Romantic Times “This one gets a starred review.”—Publishers Weekly “Try a novel by Teresa Medeiros and you will swear it was written just for you.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas “Ms. Medeiros casts a spell with her poignant writing.”—Rendezvous ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION Regency romance, Bodyguard romance, Pirate romance
Dangerous
Author: Amanda Quick
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307575616
Pages: 352
Year: 2009-12-23
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From a magnificent ballroom ablaze with lights to an imposing country house steeped in shadows comes a breathtaking tale of an impetuous miss—and a passion that leads to peril... At five and twenty, Prudence Merryweather knew very well tht risks a woman took by visiting a gentleman in the dead of night. But bearding the notorious Earl of Angelstone in his den was the only way to stop him from engaging her hot-headed brother in a duel. And that was why she found herself ushered into Sebastian's frobidding presence at three int the morning—and thoroughly kissed before dawn. She was a country-bred innocent—and an intriguing experience for a man who dwelt more in the shadows than in the sunshine. Yet as her boldness drew Prue into one dangerous episode after another, Sebastian found himself torn between a raging hunger to possess her and a driving need to protect her. And the reckless beauty would soon need all the protection she could get... From the Paperback edition.
The Devil's Necklace
Author: Kat Martin
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1488032572
Pages: 400
Year: 2017-05-01
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Rediscover the enthralling and adventure-filled world of The Necklace Trilogy in book 2 of this classic Regency romance by New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin The necklace promised great happiness or great tragedy—and nobody could elude its power… To British privateer Ethan Sharpe, Grace Chastain was nothing but a pawn for vengeance against Harmon Jeffries, the traitor responsible for his brutal years in prison. Believing Grace to be Jeffries’ mistress, he plans to humiliate his enemy by seducing her. Grace fears her priceless heirloom necklace has begun to live up to its curse when Captain Sharpe makes her his prisoner aboard his schooner. Defiantly she resists his coarse advances, and suspects there is more to this complex sea captain than his brooding anger and silent accusations. But Ethan quickly realizes that she is not the wicked woman he imagined her to be. Grace is as headstrong as she is lovely, and the battle of wills that ensues weakens his resolve. Now Ethan must decide: can he settle the demons of his past and follow the destiny his heart commands? Originally published in 2005
Royal Seducer
Author: Michelle Celmer
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426835612
Pages: 192
Year: 2009-07-01
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Mr. July: Prince Christian, heir to a royal throne His purpose: Marriage—quick, painless, loveless His prey: One unsuspecting princess Royal must marry royal, which left Prince Christian's options few and far between. That is…until a new princess was discovered: beautiful, innocent and unaware she'd been offered up as a pawn. He would have wed whomever duty dictated, but the lovely Princess Melissa soon had Christian more than ready for a royal wedding night. He just had to keep love out of the equation…or lose his kingdom forever.
Society Weddings
Author: Sharon Kendrick, Kate Walker
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 142688656X
Pages: 192
Year: 2010-12-27
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Promised to the Sheikh by Sharon Kendrick Sheikh Rashid of Quador finally wants to marry his arranged bride. But Jenna has discovered what a playboy he really is! She has to get out of their wedding, so she pretends she's no longer a virgin. But Rashid discovers the truth.... The Duke's Secret Wife by Kate Walker Isabelle's secret marriage to Don Luis de Silva seems to be over. But the heir to the dukedom demands she pretend to be his fiancée, then his wife! What does Luis have to gain from this reunion—except Isabelle?
The Greek's Christmas Bride
Author: Lynne Graham
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488001367
Pages: 192
Year: 2016-12-01
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A good Greek wife… Coldly ruthless and deeply cynical, Apollo Metraxis has made a career of bachelorhood. But when the inheritance of his father's estate is conditional on a marriage and a child, he is forced to do the unthinkable! Unpolished Pixie Robinson is the world's worst choice of a wife for Apollo. Yet her family's mounting debts leave her defenseless and therefore uniquely suitable. But when the wedding night exposes Pixie's untouched vulnerability, striking a chord in the dark reaches of his heart, Apollo is forced to think again. And that's before he discovers that she's carrying not one but two Metraxis heirs!
Lord of Dunkeathe
Author: Margaret Moore
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460306066
Pages: 384
Year: 2012-10-15
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The Lord of Dunkeathe had strength and cunning, and with a wife who brought him power and wealth, he would soon be the envy of all. But though countless eager young women paraded before him, vying for his favor, it was the sharp-tongued, quick-witted and completely unsuitable Lady Riona who drew him as no other. Lady Riona knew full well the arrogant knight would never choose an impoverished Scottish bride, but the Norman devil's heated glances held such promise that even she was ready to swoon at his feet. Lord help her, but Nicholas had her ready to trade her long-protected virtue for the promise of one night of passion in his arms!
Taming the Highlander
Author: Terri Brisbin
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426811926
Pages: 288
Year: 2008-01-01
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Lady Jocelyn MacCallum had always believed she would marry for love. But the price of her brother's freedom was to become fearsome Connor MacLerie's new bride — a bargain that could cost Jocelyn her life. From the moment she looked into Connor's sternly handsome face, Jocelyn began to hope that the rumors surrounding his first wife's death were false. His reputation was as wild and untamed as the Scottish moors. Would she find a way to reach the man beneath that forbidding exterior?