Former lovers become reluctant allies in this delightfully witty historical rom-com from the bestselling author of A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem—for fans of Evie Dunmore, Enola Holmes, and Netflix's Bridgerton!
Author: Manda Collins
Publisher: Hachette UK
Former lovers become reluctant allies in this delightfully witty historical rom-com from the bestselling author of A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem—for fans of Evie Dunmore, Enola Holmes, and Netflix's Bridgerton! England, 1867: As half of the writing duo behind England’s most infamous crime column, Miss Caroline Hardcastle has quite the scandalous reputation. It may have cost her a fiancé, but she would much rather bring attention to crimes against those ignored by society than worry about what the ton thinks of her. After Caro’s dear friend is kidnapped, however, she has no choice but to work with Lord Valentine Thorn, the same man who broke her heart. Worse, when her actions put her father’s business at risk, a marriage of convenience may be her only solution . . . but can she trust Val to stand by her? Or will their past repeat itself? Val—the new Viscount Wrackham—is in an untenable position: His father is demanding he find a respectable bride to secure the succession. Yet the only woman he’s ever loved, Miss Caroline Hardcastle, is notorious for behaving improperly. And she’s never forgiven him for his youthful transgressions, missteps made in the name of familial duty, but ones he still regrets to this day. As they grow closer to unmasking the culprit, Val sees an opportunity to show Caro he’s a changed man. But can he convince her to give their love a second chance—before death does them part?
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Author: Manda Collins
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Witty, intelligent, and hard to put down, you'll love A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem' Rachel Van Dyken An intrepid female reporter matches wits with a serious, sexy detective in award-winning author Manda Collins' fun and flirty historical romcom, perfect for readers of Evie Dunmore, Julia Quinn, Tessa Dare and Netflix's Enola Holmes! Of all the crime scenes in all the world, she walks into his. Twice. England, 1865: Notorious newspaper columnist Lady Katherine Bascomb is determined to educate the ladies of London on the nefarious criminals who are praying on the fairer sex. But when her reporting leads to the arrest of an infamous killer, Katherine flees to a country house party to escape her doubts about the case - only to become witness to a murder herself! When the lead detective accuses Katherine of inflaming - rather than informing - the public with her column, she vows to prove him wrong. Detective Inspector Andrew Eversham's refusal to compromise his investigations nearly cost him his career, and he blames Katherine. When he discovers she's the key witness in a new crime, he's determined to prevent the beautiful widow from once again wreaking havoc on his case. Yet as Katherine proves surprisingly insightful and Andrew impresses Katherine with his lethal competency, both are forced to admit the fire between them is more flirtatious than furious. But to explore the passion between them, they'll need to catch a killer . . . Praise for Manda Collins 'Manda Collins heats up the ballroom and writes romance to melt even the frostiest duke's heart' Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author 'Utterly charming' Popsugar 'Manda Collins is a delight! I read A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem waaay past my bedtime, absorbed by its spot-on period detail, the well-crafted characters, and, of course, the intriguing mystery. Brava!' Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling author 'Mystery, romance, and an indomitable heroine make for a brisk, compelling read' Madeline Hunter, New York Times bestselling author 'Manda Collins writes sexy and smart historical romance, with a big dash of fun' Vanessa Kelly, USA Today bestselling author 'Sexy, thrilling, romantic . . . Manda Collins makes her Regency world a place any reader would want to dwell' Kieran Kramer, USA Today bestselling author
Release on 2021-09-15 | by Emmanuelle de Maupassant
I want you to—” “No.” Catching his breath, he knew he had to be stern. ... I mean, you're beautiful and I do want, very badly, to know you like that, but we can't. You know we can't. ... My father's oil-rich, but I'm no heiress.
Author: Emmanuelle de Maupassant
Publisher: Emmanuelle de Maupassant
Love is the one thing she can't fake. Disowned by her oil tycoon father, debutante Rosamund Burnell is in a fix. With limited funds, and a long way from Texas, the answer seems obvious. Pretend she's still a wealthy catch, to ensnare an eligible English bachelor. Meeting the Duke of Studborne, it seems her prayers have been answered. The only spanner in the works? Her growing attraction to the duke's very proper, very honourable and very penniless nephew, Benedict. But the Duke's motives for courting her are not what they seem, and Rosamund is caught in a trap. Are the mysterious disappearances at Studborne Abbey mere coincidence? Or does something wicked lurk within the ancient monastic walls? Rosamund must uncover the truth, and only one person in the abbey can help her. The annoyingly principled Benedict! Heat level : passionate Discover more in 'The Lady's Guide' series: historical romance brimming with adventure, mystery and intrigue. Already available for sale The Lady’s Guide to a Highlander's Heart The Lady's Guide to Mistletoe and Mayhem The Lady’s Guide to Escaping Cannibals The Lady’s Guide to Scandal Releasing in 2022 The Lady’s Guide to Havoc in a Harem The Lady’s Guide to Tempting a Transylvanian Count The Lady's Guide to Egyptian Curses Each can be read as a 'stand alone' and in any order.
... pay back the family of thieves who raised her by assisting in their scheme to con a fortune out of heiress Maude Lilly. ... recreates the deadly world of European politics in this swashbuckling tale of danger, deception, and desire.
Author: John Charles
Category: Literary Criticism
"Great reads for busy people." This is a guide to help busy people find great reads in fiction and non-fiction. Filled with recommendations of popular, entertaining reading, this book covers mystery and suspense, romance, womenas fiction and chick lit, westerns, science fiction, such nonfiction topics as animals, art, biography, memoirs, business, true crime, and more. Plus, each entry includes a summary of the book, its significance, and a critique/observation/comment.
... 480 Through a Crimson Veil, 532 Through the Pale Door: A Guide to and Through the American Gothic, 556 Through the Storm ... 251 To Catch a Thief, 170, 346 To Catch a Wolf, 339 To Commit, 71 To Deceive a Duke, 251 To Desire a Devil, ...
Author: Kristin Ramsdell
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A comprehensive guide that defines the literature and the outlines the best-selling genre of all time: romance fiction. • A core collection list in chronological order • An exhaustive bibliographic listing of romance titles • Research materials and a brief history of the genre • Indexes organized by author, title, and subject
He'd believed Trinity wasn't capable of deceiving him, wouldn't even want to. And yet, here they were. ... He needed to know the scope of the deception that had broken every last instinct he'd relied on to guide him for years.
Author: Dani Wade
While gaining the heiress’s trust, will he lose all self-control? Hired to go undercover and discredit the widow of a millionaire philanthropist, investigator Rhett Brannon is torn. With her vulnerability and dedication to her late husband’s legacy, Trinity Hyatt doesn’t fit his preconceptions of a gold digger. Even so, Rhett is determined to get to the truth behind her intentions. But will his growing attraction to Trinity destroy everything they’re both fighting for?
The Count at first refused to deceive his grandfather , I pleaded eloquently ; he hesitated and finally consented . ... and reckless heart , and playfully yielded to my youthful guide's desire to suffer Cora to predict my destiny .
Aruendiel would want to recover it, especially given his reduced circumstances.” “But he doesn't want it. He told Lady Pusieuv so. ... “You mean, to marry an heiress. ... “I mean, he deceived me—I didn't know what he was really like.
Author: Emily Croy Barker
An imaginative story of a woman caught in an alternate world—where she will need to learn the skills of magic to survive Nora Fischer’s dissertation is stalled and her boyfriend is about to marry another woman. During a miserable weekend at a friend’s wedding, Nora wanders off and walks through a portal into a different world where she’s transformed from a drab grad student into a stunning beauty. Before long, she has a set of glamorous new friends and her romance with gorgeous, masterful Raclin is heating up. It’s almost too good to be true. Then the elegant veneer shatters. Nora’s new fantasy world turns darker, a fairy tale gone incredibly wrong. Making it here will take skills Nora never learned in graduate school. Her only real ally—and a reluctant one at that—is the magician Aruendiel, a grim, reclusive figure with a biting tongue and a shrouded past. And it will take her becoming Aruendiel’s student—and learning magic herself—to survive. When a passage home finally opens, Nora must weigh her “real life” against the dangerous power of love and magic. For lovers of Lev Grossman's The Magicians series (The Magicians and The Magician King) and Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy (A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night).
... when those qualities are foreign to their natures , and so the slightest desire of revenge would be acted upon immediately . ... nor yet any right by my silence to be a consenting party to the foul deception practised upon him .
... I thought of her as an angel dwelling beyond the sky I looked upon ; and I have seen her in my dreams , my guardian and my guide . I cannot bear to link her name with shame . May you not have been deceived ? ” * Deceived , boy !
If she have animation and feeling , so as to amuse by the one and flatter by the other , then she has mind , and quite as much as most people desire . ... “ There is no deceiving that woman , ” thought Dormer : now for a last effort .
... Joan Fontaine, Donald Crisp Mary Astor, WasMy Valley SergeantYork Suspicion The GreatLie 1942 Mrs.Miniver William Wyler ... Twelve O'Clock McCambridge A Letter to The Heiress High Three Wives 1950 AllAbout Joseph L. José Ferrer, ...
Author: The New York Times
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
A COMPLETE REVISION AND THOROUGH UPDATING OF THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE FROM THE NEWSPAPER OF RECORD. A comprehensive guide offering insight and clarity on a broad range of even more essential subjects. Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition of The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge offers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, economics, the environment, film, geography, history, the Internet, literature, mathematics, music, mythology, philosophy, photography, sports, theater, film, and many other subjects. This one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most important subjects, as well as provide easy-to-access data critical to everyday life. It is the only universal reference book to include authoritative and engaging essays from New York Times experts in almost every field of endeavor. The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge provides information with matchless accuracy and exceptional clarity. This new revised and expanded third edition covers major categories with an emphasis on depth and historical context, providing easy access to data vital for everyday living. Covering nearly 50 major categories, and providing an immediate grasp of complex topics with charts, sidebars, and maps, the third edition features 50 pages of new material, including new sections on * Atheism * Digital Media * Inventions and Discoveries * Endangered Species * Inflation * Musical Theater * Book Publishing *Wikileaks *The Financial Crisis *Nuclear Weapons *Energy *The Global Food Supply Every section has been thoroughly updated, making this third edition more useful and comprehensive than ever. It informs, educates, answers, illustrates and clarifies---it's the only one-volume reference book you need.
Though he is moderately interested in becoming husband to an heiress , his notions of what a real relationship ... Valeria , on the other hand , errs on the side of the romantic ; however , her desire for a man whom she has not yet met ...
Author: Patrick A. Smith
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Literary Criticism
A guide for librarians and teachers offers annotations summarizing the themes, plots, and publication information for 450 popular short stories.
Lung's life , from his marriage to the ugly slave O - lan Memoirist , novelist and poet who , although an heiress during the ... sensibility rooted in O'Connor's devout suppressed passions and inadmissible desires , gradu- Catholicism .
Author: Lorna Sage
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
An alphabetized volume on women writers, major titles, movements, genres from medieval times to the present.
“ I don't want to talk about my brother , ” he said , slipping his arm beneath her to gently guide her to lie on top of him , her legs falling to either side of him . Her weight felt good and right . He couldn't stop touching her ...
Author: Harper St. George
Sparks fly when a runaway heiress bargains with a devilish rogue to escape a marriage of convenience. No one would guess that beneath Violet Crenshaw's ladylike demeanor lies the heart of a rebel. American heiresses looking to secure English lords must be on their best behavior, but Violet has other plans. She intends to flee London and the marriage her parents have arranged to become a published author--if only the wickedly handsome earl who inspired her most outrageously sinful character didn't insist on coming with her. Christian Halston, Earl of Leigh, has a scheme of his own: escort the surprisingly spirited dollar princess north and use every delicious moment in close quarters to convince Violet to marry him. Christian needs an heiress to rebuild his Scottish estate but the more time he spends with Violet, the more he realizes what he really needs is her--by his side, near his heart, in his bed. Though Christian's burning glances offer unholy temptation, Violet has no intention of surrendering herself or her newfound freedom in a permanent deal with the devil. It's going to take more than pretty words to prove this fortune hunter's love is true....
“Fully escorted by qualified guides with local knowledge, gourmet picnic hampers provided by the hotel kitchens, ... Not everyone just wants to lie by the pool or sit in the bar, but they don't want to hike the trails that have half a ...
Author: Lilian Darcy
It should have been Nate Ridgeway's promotion. Instead his hotelier boss had given the job to his pampered, flighty daughter, Atlanta Sheridan, and now Nate had to "babysit" her in her new role! Although Atlanta Sheridan (Lannie to her friends) looked every inch the society heiress, Nate soon discovered it was just a front. Poised perfection masked the warm, intelligent, funny person beneath. Nate didn't want to even like her, let alone find her attractive. For a man famous for always Doing The Right Thing, sleeping with the boss's daughter seemed so wrong! And then the bombshell, which he suspected could be distinctly career limiting—the heiress was now expecting his baby!
I notice I've closed my eyes and open them only to see my other three Guardians watch me with desire. Arc has slipped a hand below his kilt and is ... I put my hands on his head, both to guide him to my sweet spot and to steady myself.
Author: Skye MacKinnon
Publisher: Peryton Press
"Please stand for the Daughter of Winter, the Slayer of Demons, the Heir to the Throne, her Royal Highness, the Lady Wynter." Wyn thought everything would be unicorns and rainbows once she reached her mother's palace. The last things she expected were assassination attempts, the Summer King readying for war and, worst of all, frilly dresses. But all of that is pushed to the side when one of her Guardians needs her help. They're hers. And she'll protect them while keeping her vow to protect the Realm. No matter the cost. ***This is the second novel in the now completed Daughter of Winter series. 18+*** The Daughter of Winter Series #0 Prequel: Mother of Gods #1 Winter Princess #1.5 Spin-off: Demon's Revenge #2 Winter Heiress #3 Winter Queen #4 Winter Goddess Search terms: reverse harem, reverse harem romance, fantasy, fantasy romance, fantasy reverse harem, paranormal romance, PNR, mythology, myth, myths, Gods, deities, Beira, demigod, demigoddess, war, demon, angel, angels, demons, Lucifer, Thor, Loki, Zeus, Hercules, steamy, alpha hero, alpha, magic, new adult, Scotland, Celtic, Scottish, Britain, unicorn, death, dark, romance, complete series, contemporary fantasy, Goddess
“You know, I've been praying for God to guide me. I was sitting here waiting for that ... I don't want to get in hot water with Him, or hot anything else.” “You make me laugh even when I feel like ... Markham wouldn't lie about this.
Author: Brenda Rice
Publisher: WestBow Press
Having spent all her life in foster care or group homes, Remmie had every reason to be angry. Life had not been kind to the lovely auburn-haired girl, but the Remingtons had given her another chance at life with every advantage. The wealthy doctor and his wife adopted Remmie when she was eleven. Remmie's life changed instantly. River Oaks, a lovely estate on the Chattahoochee River, became her home. Not only did the Remingtons provide for her, they loved her, and she loved them. She excelled at everything she did. Pursuing a medical career at age nineteen was difficult, but Remmie had her mind set to finish ahead of schedule, which she did. Remmie was sure a busy career as a trauma surgeon would keep her mind off her past. Unfortunately, she lived with uncertainty and fear of failure. She was haunted by feelings of being abandoned. Why didn't her biological parents love her? How could people just abandon their child? Although Remmie's desire to know who she is and where she came from takes her on a journey far from River Oaks, she remains true to herself and true to her God, but more than that, she learns what forgiveness truly is.
D A Day at the Races *** ( '37 ) Desire and Deception ( '02 ) NR ;. Lee Marvin and Jack Warden ) brawlNR ; Comedy . Manx Brothers lunacy ( 1:30 ) -Sun . 11 : 15p ( NAX ing and romancing on an island paraabout horse doctor Groucho trying ...
“How wise ye are no tae lie tae me,” Maggie said gently. “Ye'll find a way that pole in time, ... We'll want tae hear that ... “I had had all I could do tae guide her arrows, what wi' the pain ye gave me when I used me powers.
Author: Amanda Scott
Publisher: Hachette UK
Molly Gordon, the Maid of Dunsithe, would be the wealthiest woman in Scotland...if anyone could find her fortune. But spirited away by her greedy uncle, she is kept captive on a misty island, separated from her treasure and the rest of her family, perhaps forever. She longs for a hero to rescue her. But when Sir Finlay Mackenzie, the fiery warrior, gains possession of Molly, her defiance and his temper lead them into a battle of wills. Armed with the right to marry her or barter her, he finds a proud princess who resists his passion and fights his every command. Now the real adventures begin as together Molly and Fin face danger, desire, and the fate that will drive them until they can open their hearts to magic-and to love.