The Accidental Husband

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The Accidental Husband

Jane Green's The Accidental Husband is a powerful story about two women connected by an earth-shattering secret. Maggie and Sylvie are perfect strangers: two very different women, living very different lives on opposite coasts. But they share more in common than they could ever imagine. Both women have beautiful children on the verge of flying the nest, the home they worked hard to build and always longed for, and a handsome and devoted husband they can't believe belongs to them. Both women think their lives are seamlessly secure, but they couldn't be more wrong . . . For each is about to discover a secret that will shake their world to the very core, throwing into doubt everything they ever thought they knew, and bringing Maggie and Sylvie together in the most unexpected way. Praise for Jane Green: 'A heartbreaking tale of love and family, truly compelling' Closer 'Compulsively readable. I raced through it' Daily Mail 'Green is women's fiction royalty . . . a compelling family drama' Glamour Jane Green's internationally best-selling novels, including The Other Woman, Jemima J., Babyville, Girl Friday (published as Dune Road in the USA), Life Swap (Swapping Lives), Spellbound (To Have and to Hold), The Beach House, Second Chance, Straight Talking, Mr. Maybe, Bookends, The Love Verb and The Patchwork Marriage (Another Piece of My Heart) are incredibly moving and extremely relatable. The Accidental Husband is Jane's fourteenth novel. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and their blended family of six children.

Her Accidental Husband

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Her Accidental Husband

Payton Vaughn's trip to Puerto Vallarta for her friend's wedding was her big escape from her ridiculously overbearing mother—oh, and that little matter with her cheating fiancé. Now, her flight's been cancelled, and she's crammed into a tiny car with the gorgeous-but-irritating best man. Viva la road trip from hell... Cruz Sorensen doesn't have time to babysit some spoiled socialite, even if she is the future daughter-in-law of the man who could change the fortune of his family's company. He has no business getting to know her better—not even for all the tequila in Mexico...until they wake up with grande-sized hangovers as man and wife. Now Payton and Cruz must decide if they've reached the end of their journey...or the beginning of a new adventure. Each book in the Sorensen Family series is STANDALONE: * Her Backup Boyfriend * Her Accidental Husband * The Playboy's Proposal * Her Surprise Engagement

Between Poverty and the Pyre

An abducted nun who outlived her unwanted husband received nothing from the inheritance nor indeed did her children. If any of her children were killed, her share of the wergeld was to be paid to the king (Alf 8.1–3).

Between Poverty and the Pyre

Between Poverty and the Pyre examines the history of the experience of widowhood across different cultures. It brings together a collection of essays by historians, anthropologists and philologists. The book shows how difficult it is to define the 'typical' widow, as the experiences of these women have differed so widely, not simply because of their different time periods and locations, but also becuase of their varying legal and religious status and economic conditions. The study is diverse with subjects ranging from: *Hindu wives who followed their husbands to the pyre *widows who were burned as witches *and widows who had to become prostitutes to stay alive. The book also explores Jesus's interest in widows and the experience of some well-known widows, such as Mohammed's first wife.

The Eye of Odin

Although a woman's legal position was not strong, she could declare divorce from her husband by making a declaration of her grounds before witnesses. A common way for a woman to divorce her unwanted husband was to declare him impotent.

The Eye of Odin

Banished from his homeland in Norway for religious beliefs that ultimately resulted in murder, a Viking chieftain and his family must leave their home and travel to a new land. With the Christian king determined to stamp out the old gods, Thorvald Asvaldsson and his son Erik, who will one day be known as Erik the Red, embark on a perilous journey destined to change the world accompanied by the powerful seer Ragnar. Once restricted to sailing near their native shores, the dawn of the longship brings Viking warriors to the unsuspecting coastal areas of Europe. The warriors descend on settlements like a plague, attacking towns at will and displaying a savagery never before seen. At the height of the Viking expansion into Europe and the spread of the pagan religion, there is an evil in the world awaiting the travelers, and evil from the depths of hell itself. -- back cover.

A Passion for Friends

Some observers report that resistance women carried opium for this purpose and that they used charms and chants against the unwanted husbands . In addition , it is said that other nonmarrying women sought more drastic means of avoiding ...

A Passion for Friends

This feminist classic explores the many manifestations of friendship between women and examines the ways women have created their own communities and destinies through friendship.

Criminal Law Series

The insistence upon compulsory pregnancy too often thwarts the right of both a woman and her husband to a meaningful and happy spousal relationship . A pregnancy unwanted by the woman is normally equally unwanted by the husband .

Criminal Law Series


Reproduction in the U S 1965

A negative answer to either of these questions resulted in the classification of the pregnancy as unwanted. In more than 80 percent of the (most recent) pregnancies classified as unwanted, neither husband nor wife wanted as nother) ...

Reproduction in the U S   1965

The 1965 National Fertility Study is the third in a continuing series of major studies of American fertility. Based on interviews with 5,600 married women under the age of 55, the report is concerned with the measurement of all facets of reproductive behavior. Originally published in 1971. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Hearings

tive answer to either of these questions resulted in a classification of the pregnancy as " unwanted . ” In more than 80 percent of the ( most recent ) pregnancies classified as unwanted , neither husband nor wife wanted a ( nother ) ...

Hearings


Theater Acculturation cl

often as full partners , not as their husbands ' dependents . ... To avoid sexual relations entirely with her unpleasant and unwanted husband Beniamino , she simply refused to go to the miqveh , the ritual bath , thus remaining rit- ...

Theater Acculturation cl


Sharing Our Stories of Survival

The Native customary practice of daughters taking their husbands or men to live at their mothers ' homes was also ... In addition , women in many Indian nations retained the right to separate from an unwanted husband and retain her ...

Sharing Our Stories of Survival

A general introduction to the social and legal issues involved in acts of violence against Native women, this book's contributors are lawyers, social workers, social scientists, writers, poets, and victims. In the U.S. Native women are more likely than women from any other group to suffer violence, from rape and battery to more subtle forms of abuse, and Sharing Our Stories of Survival explores the causes and consequences of such behavior. The stories and case-studies presented here are often painful and raw, and the statistics are overwhelmingly grim; but a countervailing theme also runs through this extremely informative volume: Many of the women who appear in these pages are survivors, often strengthened by their travails, and the violence examined here is human violence, meaning that it can be changed, if only with much effort and education. The first step is to lay out the truth for all to see, and that is the purpose accomplished by this book.

Molecules of Murder

... was favoured by wives wishing to get rid of unwanted husbands, even husbands who were emperors, or so it was whispered. Rumour has it that Livia, wife of the great Augustus, Emperor from 27 BC to 14 AD, murdered her husband using a ...

Molecules of Murder

Molecules of Murder is about infamous murderers and famous victims; about people like Harold Shipman, Alexander Litvinenko, Adelaide Bartlett, and Georgi Markov. Few books on poisons analyse these crimes from the viewpoint of the poison itself, doing so throws a new light on how the murders or attempted murders were carried out and ultimately how the perpetrators were uncovered and brought to justice. Part I includes molecules which occur naturally and were originally used by doctors before becoming notorious as murder weapons. Part II deals with unnatural molecules, mainly man-made, and they too have been dangerously misused in famous crimes. The book ends with the most famous poisoning case in recent years, that of Alexander Litvinenko and his death from polonium chloride. The first half of each chapter starts by looking at the target molecule itself, its discovery, its history, its chemistry, its use in medicine, its toxicology, and its effects on the human body. The second half then investigates a famous murder case and reveals the modus operandi of the poisoner and how some were caught, some are still at large, and some literally got away with murder. Molecules of Murder will explain how forensic chemists have developed cunning ways to detect minute traces of dangerous substances, and explain why some of these poisons, which appear so life-threatening, are now being researched as possible life-savers. Award winning science writer John Emsley has assembled another group of true crime and chemistry stories to rival those of his highly acclaimed Elements of Murder.

The Linda Wolfe Collection

... throughout the world and throughout history, was getting rid of an unwanted spouse—particularly a male spouse, ... criminal trials in both England and America of women suspected of flavoring their husbands' meals with arsenic.

The Linda Wolfe Collection

Five torn-from-the-headlines true crime books from an Edgar Award–nominated author and “one of our best reporters” (John Leonard). Linda Wolfe delves deep into the crimes that defy explanation—and the twisted minds of those who commit them. In these five books, she combines masterful storytelling with brilliant psychological insight. Wasted: On an August night in 1986, Jennifer Levin left a Manhattan bar with Robert Chambers. The next morning, her strangled, battered body was found in Central Park. This New York Times Notable Book provides a “fascinating, horrifying, and heart-breaking” account of the so-called Preppie Murder, the crime that shocked a city and a nation (Ann Rule). The Professor and the Prostitute: The chilling case of a college professor who bludgeoned to death the prostitute he loved—plus eight other true crimes, including the bizarre story of the Marcus brothers, twin gynecologists, that inspired the David Cronenberg film Dead Ringers. Double Life: The riveting story of how the chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals was brought down by his sexual obsession with a stunning socialite. The Murder of Dr. Chapman: Wolfe skillfully weaves court transcripts, love letters, and period recollections into an edge-of-your-seat historical thriller about a notorious crime of passion that rocked pre–Civil War America. Love Me to Death: Wolfe embarks on a search for the serial killer who murdered her friend in this “intriguing insider’s look into the convoluted mind of a killer” (The Plain Dealer).

Destined for Equality

Although Abigail Adams admonished her husband that they should " remember the ladies , " when these " fa- thers " of the American nation established its most basic ... They can discard an unwanted husband to seek a better alternative .

Destined for Equality

Men and women remain unequal in the United States, but in this provocative book, Robert Max Jackson demonstrates that gender inequality is irrevocably crumbling. Destined for Equality, the first integrated analysis of gender inequality's modern decline, tells the story of that progressive movement toward equality over the past two centuries in America, showing that women's status has risen consistently and continuously. Jackson asserts that women's rising status has been due largely to the emergence of modern political and economic organizations, which have transformed institutional priorities concerning gender. Although individual politicians and businessmen generally believed women should remain in their traditional roles, Jackson shows that it was simply not in the interests of modern enterprise and government to foster inequality. The search for profits, votes, organizational rationality, and stability all favored a gender-neutral approach that improved women's status. The inherent gender impartiality of organizational interests won out over the prejudiced preferences of the men who ran them. As economic power migrated into large-scale organizations inherently indifferent to gender distinctions, the patriarchal model lost its social and cultural sway, and women's continual efforts to rise in the world became steadily more successful. Total gender equality will eventually prevail; the only questions remaining are what it will look like, and how and when it will arrive.

Kill Without Shame

She got rid of her unwanted husband and got a fortune to continue to live in the style she assumed she deserved.” So had Vicky convinced her husband to embezzle the millions of dollars over the years? Or had she taken advantage when she ...

Kill Without Shame

A murder mystery reunites a veteran with an embittered ex in this romantic suspense novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Kill Without Mercy. Five brave military heroes have survived the hell of a Taliban prison to return home—and take on civilian missions no one else can. They’re the men of ARES Security. Highly skilled, intimidating, invincible, and one by one, tested again and again . . . Lucas St. Clair’s prestigious family had a political future planned out for him—one that didn’t include his high school sweetheart, Mia Ramon. Under their pressure, Lucas gave her up. But since surviving captivity, he’s a changed man—and a crucial member of ARES Security. When he discovers a dead man clutching a picture of Mia that bears a threatening message, his fiercest protective instincts kick in, and he knows he must go to her. Mia has never forgiven Lucas for breaking her heart, and she’s convinced her feelings for him are in the past. But it’s soon clear that isn’t true for either of them. Now, determined to solve the crime and keep Mia safe, with his ARES buddies backing him up, Lucas will have to reconstruct the murder victim’s last days—and follow a lethal trail that leads right back to the fate of the woman he still loves . . . Praise for Kill Without Mercy “A fantastic blend of romance and suspense . . . thrilling to the end.” —Mary Burton, USA Today–bestselling author “If you want an action packed, steamy and hard-hitting mystery with a number of unexpected twists, then pick up Kill Without Mercy and you will not be disappointed.” —Fresh Fiction

Sailing Backward

Attempts on Camille's life have her questioning her husband's intentions. ... Anya's family does not understand what has happened and her husband claims she is dead. ... Anya will be free of her now unwanted husband.

Sailing Backward

Olivia has had enough of paradise. The Bay Babe is hers, bequeathed by her father. The young woman sneaks out of the Hawaiian harbor bound for Alaska. It’s a long trip single-handed for a lone woman, but an urge for home on Kachemak Bay drives her. Adrift in a lifeboat on the Gulf of Alaska, Don wonders if he’ll live to see morning. Every rotten thing he’s ever done haunts him as he bails. The white sails of an approaching yacht might mean survival if he can get their attention.

Hitchcock s British Films

After Pete pleads for her , the judge releases Kate to her husband . But Caesar Cregeen accuses the judge of having alienated his ... Nor is her unwanted husband the usual unfeeling boor . Pete has only acted lovingly , if exuberantly .

Hitchcock s British Films

A reissued classic that examines the structure and themes of each of Hitchcock's British feature films.

The Murder in the Tower

A kind husband too. Of course I was much younger than he was, ... One to make my husband loathe me; the other to make my lover continue in such love for me that he cannot rest until I am his wife? ... when there is an unwanted husband.

The Murder in the Tower

Let multi-million copy and international bestselling author Jean Plaidy transport you back in time with this beautifully evocative, enthralling and enchanting novel of murder and mystery. If you like Philippa Gregory, you will not be disappointed. 'Jean Plaidy conveys the texture of various patches of the past with such rich complexity' -- Guardian 'Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting' - Observer 'Entertaining, intelligent and engrossing' -- ***** Reader review 'Jean Plaidy is just a master storyteller. Absolutely brilliant!' -- ***** Reader review 'Very well written, makes you feel like you are really an insider as to what most likely was taking place.' -- ***** Reader review 'Couldn't put it down...!' -- ***** Reader review ******************************************************************************** The dashing Robert Carr is a well-known favourite of King James I and he rises quickly through the ranks. A glorious future seems assured... But when he is married to the cunning and beautiful child-bride, Frances Howard, everything changes. Frances emerges as a headstrong force of nature - determined to have her way, no matter what the cost. Her attempts to rid herself of an unwanted husband, and later to ensnare a lukewarm lover, lead her deep into the world of spell-makers and treachery. This is a woman to underestimate at great peril. When Robert finds himself ensnared in one of Frances's plots he finally learns what she is truly capable of... The Stuart saga continues in The Wandering Prince.

Classic French Noir

... of married women: despite having the vote, they could not own property or work without their husband's permission. ... not simply to rid herself of an unwanted husband and pocket his fortune, but to be with the man she loves.

Classic French Noir

French film noir has long been seen as a phenomenon distinct from its Hollywood counterpart. This book - an innovative departure from conventional noir scholarship - now adopts a biocultural approach to exploring the French genre through the years 1941-1959. Chapters reveal noir as a product of the social and cultural factors at play in occupied, liberated and post-war France: marked by malaise at military defeat, Nazi collaboration and the impact of industrialisation. Furthermore, the book uncovers the evolutionary mechanisms of sexuality and reproduction beneath the national context that drive gendered behaviour on screen. During this period, for example, the emerging urgent demand for population growth, coupled with the severe shortage of eligible males, rendered the mating game particularly perilous for traditional women beginning to enter the workplace. This explains the cynical yet seductive behaviour of the femme fatale. Deborah Walker-Morrison focuses on the dangerous, often deadly, desires of an array of male and female character-types: moving past the celebrated, fatal `femme' to tragic heroines, psychopathic narcissists, fatal `hommes' and gangster anti-heroes. The book re-examines productions by directors such as Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jacques Becker and Jules Dassin and pulls together strands of sociological, biological, psychological and evolutionary science to create an illuminating study of the intense human passions underlying the cut-throat world of noir.

Helen of Troy

... however, of women's physical revulsion from an unwanted husband (296–97), and when Menelaus finally accepts her the scene culminates in an unusually extended embrace. She goes on to bathe him and dress him in fine clothes for their ...

Helen of Troy

Ancient Greek culture is pervaded by a profound ambivalence regarding female beauty. It is an awe-inspiring, supremely desirable gift from the gods, essential to the perpetuation of a man's name through reproduction; yet it also grants women terrifying power over men, posing a threat inseparable from its allure. The myth of Helen is the central site in which the ancient Greeks expressed and reworked their culture's anxieties about erotic desire. Despite the passage of three millennia, contemporary culture remains almost obsessively preoccupied with all the power and danger of female beauty and sexuality that Helen still represents. Yet Helen, the embodiment of these concerns for our purported cultural ancestors, has been little studied from this perspective. Such issues are also central to contemporary feminist thought. Helen of Troy engages with the ancient origins of the persistent anxiety about female beauty, focusing on this key figure from ancient Greek culture in a way that both extends our understanding of that culture and provides a useful perspective for reconsidering aspects of our own. Moving from Homer and Hesiod to Sappho, Aeschylus, and Euripides, Ruby Blondell offers a fresh examination of the paradoxes and ambiguities that Helen embodies. In addition to literary sources, Blondell considers the archaeological record, which contains evidence of Helen's role as a cult figure, worshipped by maidens and newlyweds. The result is a compelling new interpretation of this alluring figure.

The Ties That Bind

expense of her own husband. Learning that her brother had got her maidservant with ... deeply implicated in a murder plot. One of her close friends, unhappily married, had a lover who was eager to be rid of the unwanted husband, and Hall.

The Ties That Bind

The family is a major area of scholarly research and public debate. Many studies have explored the English family in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, focusing on husbands and wives, parents and children. The Ties that Bind explores in depth the other key dimension: the place of brothers and sisters in family life, and in society. Moralists urged mutual love and support between siblings, but recognized that sibling rivalry was a common and potent force. The widespread practice of primogeniture made England distinctive. The eldest son inherited most of the estate and with it, a moral obligation to advance the welfare of his brothers and sisters. The Ties that Bind explores how this operated in practice, and shows how the resentment of younger brothers and sisters made sibling relationships a heated issue in this period, in family life, in print, and also on the stage.