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A Gentleman's Honor

By Stephanie Laurens
  • ISBN Code: : 0061744166
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
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The Season has yet to begin, and the second member of the Bastion Club, tall, handsome Anthony Blake, Viscount Torrington, is already a target for every matchmaking mama in London. None of their flighty daughters can fix his interest, but a certain lady does... Alicia is living a deception. Desperation has caused the determined but penniless lady to boldly launch her ravishing younger sister into the ton and have her make a spectacular match. By masquerading as the widowed "Mrs. Carrington" Alicia can act as the perfect chaperone…but fashionable ladies are not accused of murder... When Tony Blake discovers Alicia standing over a dead body in his godmother’s garden, every instinct tells him she is innocent. His connections allow him to take control of the investigation, his social prominence provides her public support, but it is more than honor that compels him to protect her and to do everything in his seductive power to make her his.

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The duel, and the codes of honour that governed duelling, functioned for decades in many European and Latin American countries as a shadow legal system, regulating in practice what legislators felt free to say and what journalists felt free to write. Yet the duel was also an act of potentially deadly violence and a challenge to the authority of statutory law. When duelling became widespread in early twentieth-century Uruguay, legislators facing this dilemma chose the unique and radical path of legalization. The Pen, the Sword, and the Law explores how the only country in the world to decriminalize duelling managed the tension between these informal but widely accepted “gentlemanly laws” and its own criminal code. The duel, which remained legal until 1992, was meant to ensure civility in politics and decorum in the press, but it often failed to achieve either. Drawing on rich and detailed newspaper reports of duels and challenges, parliamentary debates, legal records, private papers, and interviews, David Parker examines the role of pistols and sabres in shaping the everyday workings of a raucous public sphere. Demonstrating that the duel was no simple throwback to archaic conceptions of masculine honour and chivalry, The Pen, the Sword, and the Law illustrates how duelling went hand in hand with democracy and freedom of the press in one of South America’s most progressive nations.

The Lady Chosen

By Stephanie Laurens
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 006174641X
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 625
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Tristan Wemyss, Earl of Trentham, never expected he'd need to wed within a year or forfeit his inheritance. But he is not one to bow to the matchmaking mamas of the ton. No, he will marry a lady of his own choosing. And the lady he chooses is the enchanting neighbor living with her family next door. Miss Leonora Carling has beauty, spirit and passion; unfortunately, matrimony is the last thing on her mind . . . To Leonora, Tristan's kisses are oh-so-tempting, but once bitten, forever shy, she has determinedly turned her back on marriage. But Tristan is a seasoned campaigner who will not accept defeat. And when a mysterious man attempts to scare Leonora and her family from their home, Tristan realizes he's been given the perfect excuse to offer his services—as protector, seducer and, ultimately, husband.

Mastered By Love

By Stephanie Laurens
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061893129
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 996
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The men of the Bastion Club proved their bravery secretly fighting for their country. Now their leader faces that most dangerous mission of all: finding a bride. As the mysterious leader of the Bastion Club known as "Dalziel," Royce Varisey, tenth Duke of Wolverstone, served his country for decades, facing dangers untold. But as the holder of one of England's most august noble titles, he must now take on that gravest duty of all: marriage. Yet the young ladies the grand dames would have him consider are predictably boring. Far more tempting is his castle's willful and determinedly aloof chatelaine, Minerva Chesterton. Beneath her serene façade lies a woman of smoldering sensuality, one who will fill his days with comfort and his nights with sheer pleasure. Determined to claim her, he embarks on a seduction to prove his mastery over every inch of her body . . . and every piece of her heart.

To Distraction

By Stephanie Laurens
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 006175417X
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 542
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The gentlemen of the Bastion Club have proven their courage while fighting England's enemies, but nothing has prepared them for dealing with that most formidable of challenges: the opposite sex. Deverell, Viscount Paignton, is in desperate need of a wife. Unmoved by the matchmaking “herd,” he seeks help from his aunt, who directs him to a lady she vows is perfect for him. Dispatched to a country house party to look the lady over, he discovers her not swanning about among the guests but with her nose buried in a book in the library. Phoebe Malleson is tempted to distraction by Deverell, but marrying him isn't part of her plan. Moved by an incident in her past, Phoebe has a secret cause to which she's committed. Unfortunately, telling Deverell to go away doesn't work, and he quickly learns of her secret. But someone powerful has her cause targeted for destruction—and her in their sights. Phoebe must accept Deverell's help…though the cost to them both might be dear—and deadly.

The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks

By Mackenzi Lee
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062916033
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 743
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Return to the enchanting world of the Montague siblings in the finale to the New York Times bestselling and Stonewall Honor-winning series, featuring a teenage Adrian Montague as he desperately seeks the now adult Monty and Felicity—the older siblings he never knew he had. Adrian Montague has a bright future. The sole heir to his father’s estate, he is an up and coming political writer and engaged to an activist who challenges and inspires him. But most young Lords aren’t battling the debilitating anxiety Adrian secretly lives with, or the growing fear that it might consume him and all he hopes to accomplish. In the wake of his mother’s unexpected death, Adrian is also concerned people will find out that he has the mental illness she struggled with for years. When a newly found keepsake of hers—a piece of a broken spyglass—comes into Adrian’s possession, he’s thrust into the past and finds himself face to face with an older brother he never knew he had. Henry “Monty” Montague has been living quietly in London for years, and his sudden appearance sends Adrian on a quest to unravel family secrets that only the spyglass can answer. In pursuit of answers about the relic, the brothers chart a course to locate their sister Felicity. But as they travel between the pirate courts of Rabat, Portuguese islands, the canals of Amsterdam, and into unknown Artic waters, the Montague siblings are thrown into one final adventure as they face a ghostly legend that threatens their whole family.

The Free and Open Press

By Robert W. T. Martin
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 0814764193
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 708
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The current, heated debates over hate speech and pornography were preceded by the equally contentious debates over the "free and open press" in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Thus far little scholarly attention has been focused on the development of the concept of political press freedom even though it is a form of civil liberty that was pioneered in the United States. But the establishment of press liberty had implications that reached far beyond mere free speech. In this groundbreaking work, Robert Martin demonstrates that the history of the "free and open press" is in many ways the story of the emergence and first real expansions of the early American public sphere and civil society itself. Through a careful analysis of early libel law, the state and federal constitutions, and the Sedition Act crisis Martin shows how the development of constitutionalism and civil liberties were bound up in the discussion of the "free and open press." Finally, this book is a study of early American political thought and democratic theory, as seen through the revealing window provided by press liberty discourse. It speaks to broad audiences concerned with the public square, the history of the book, free press history, contemporary free expression controversies, legal history, and conceptual history.

A Buccaneer at Heart

By Stephanie Laurens
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  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Book Code : 1488051682
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 700
  • Pdf File: a-buccaneer-at-heart.pdf

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Only from #1 New York Times bestselling author STEPHANIE LAURENS, the second story of THE ADVENTURERS QUARTET, where Regency-era intrigue, danger, romance and passion abound. A secret mission… After a decade leading diplomatic voyages and covert missions for the Crown, Captain Robert Frobisher decides that establishing a home—with hearth and wife—should be his next challenge. But when an urgent summons arrives, Robert puts his wishes aside and agrees to set sail immediately. His goal is clear: get to Freetown, determine the location of a slavers’ camp and return to London with the information. A distracting complication… In Freetown, Miss Aileen Hopkins is determined to find her brother Will, a naval lieutenant who has mysteriously disappeared, and she will not allow anyone to turn her from her path. But all too quickly, that path grows dark and dangerous. And then Robert Frobisher appears and attempts to divert her in more ways than one. An unexpected alliance… Joining forces with Aileen, Robert vows to complete his mission and secure the woman he wants as his wife. Compelled to protect the innocent and bring retribution to a heartless enemy, they plunge into the jungle with only each other to rely on, and with the courage of their hearts as their guide. Follow THE ADVENTURERS as they continue their voyages across the high seas to the riveting and triumphant conclusion. Originally published in 2016

A Gentleman's Plot to Tie the Knot

By Lauren Royal
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  • Publisher : Novelty Publishing
  • Book Code : 1938907078
  • Total of Pages : 315
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 924
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♥ A duke-crazed debutante ♥ A sexy Royal Architect ♥ A book of naughty poems ♥ A masquerade ball—in the dark ♥ Steamy romance! Another enthralling romance featuring New York Times bestselling author Lauren Royal’s “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family! The last of three sisters to marry, Lady Rose Ashcroft is determined to land a wealthy, titled husband—a marquess, perhaps, or even a duke. Having had her heart broken in the past, she’s decided the key to enticing a man lies in hiding her intelligence and academic interests while flaunting her more feminine qualities. Matchmaking mother in tow and strategy firmly in place, Rose heads off to Charles II’s court to find love... And runs smack dab into Christopher “Kit” Martyn, the one man who could ruin all her plans. Kit is a dashing, successful commoner with his sights set on landing the post of official Royal Architect—and he’s the only man Rose feels she can honestly talk to about anything. Kit knows the true Rose, and he wants her, but she thinks of him as a family friend. Can he devise a scheme to convince her that a title is unimportant compared to the passion they share? PLEASE NOTE: This book was formerly titled “Rose.” BOOK DETAILS A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers! Series: Chase Family Series, Book 7 Style: Humorous historical romance Length: 105,000 words (about 415 standard pages) Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!* * If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of this story, look for “The Gentleman’s Scandalous Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal. AWARDS • Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo • Winner of the Golden Quill Award for Best Historical Romance • Finalist for the More Than Magic Award REVIEWS "A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series will love Lauren Royal!" —Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author "…wonderful…charming and engaging…[Royal] portrays the 17th century and Charles II's colorful reign with a deft hand, filling the pages with the history and atmosphere of the era. Relax, enjoy, and delight in another luscious tale." —Romantic Times "…delightful…Royal vividly details the seductively glamorous court of Charles II." —Booklist (American Library Association) "Be good to yourself and take this title home as soon as it hits the shelves." —Romance Reviews Today "…full of wit and sensuality, a thoroughly engaging read." —Romance and Friends CONNECTING BOOKS While A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren's books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence: Chase Family Series When an Earl Meets a Girl How to Undress a Marquess If You Dared to Love a Laird A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride Never Doubt a Viscount The Scandal of Lord Randal A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot A Secret Christmas A Chase Family Christmas Chase Family Series: The Regency Tempt Me at Midnight Tempting Juliana The Art of Temptation New in 2022 Alice Betrothed Specially Priced Boxed Sets Chase Family Series: Collection One Chase Family Series: Collection Two Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection ABOUT THE AUTHOR LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance. Her “truly enchanting” novels have won many awards including Booklist's “Top 10 Romance of the Year,” and they’ve earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.” All of Lauren’s books are complete, stand-alone stories, and yet they are also all connected—because they all feature her beloved “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family! Lauren writes steamy historical romance on her own and sweet/clean historical romance with her daughter, Devon Royal. She lives in Southern California with her family, two constantly shedding cats, and a stupendous collection of fuzzy socks. When she's not busy writing, she enjoys singing along (off-key) to Hamilton, dancing (badly), and (wasting time) watching HGTV. CONNECT WITH LAUREN • Want great free and 99¢ books sent to your inbox on select Fridays? Sign up for Lauren's newsletter at: http://royall.ink/Newsletter • Become an honorary Chase cousin (and get a FREE historical cookbook)! Join Lauren's Chase Family Readers Group on Facebook at: facebook.com/groups/ChaseFamilyReaders • To learn about the real people and places in Lauren's books, enter a contest to win jewelry, and see the ever-growing branches of the Chase Family Tree, visit her website at: LaurenRoyal.com

The Kellys and the O'Kellys

By A. Trollope
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5874358048
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 515
  • Pdf File: the-kellys-and-the-o-kellys.pdf

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Born of the Wolf

By Samuel C. Brinley
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469175754
  • Total of Pages : 356
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 263
  • Pdf File: born-of-the-wolf.pdf

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George Wolf knows that there is something different about himself. Hes known it ever since he was born. But, it isnt until a mysterious stranger approaches him and tells him of his destiny, that he begins to go down the path that is being fore told to him. A werewolf that is destined to change the minds of man and bring the wolves back from sudden extinction. A destiny that George rushes into whole heartedly, not even knowing of the consequences. Haunted by constant visions of what lies before him. George tries to come to terms with his destiny. While at the same time still trying to live among the humans that are beginning to hate and fear him.