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The Spy Princess

By Sherwood Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 1101575549
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : the-spy-princess.pdf

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Just right for fans of Tamora Pierce and Patricia C. Wrede! When twelve-year-old Lady Lilah decides to disguise herself and sneak out of the palace one night, she has more of an adventure than she expected--for she learns very quickly that the country is on the edge of revolution. When she sneaks back in, she learns something even more surprising: her older brother Peitar is one of the forces behind it all. The revolution happens before all of his plans are in place, and brings unexpected chaos and violence. Lilah and her friends, leaving their old lives behind, are determined to help however they can. But what can four kids do? Become spies, of course!

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The sigiriya paw' Based on 'Maharana', the great Buddhist chronicle of Sri Lanka, “is truly like one of the Puranas. But the style is so uniquely endearing that you don't realise when the Purana entered the present, transiting seamlessly through history. The anxious characters of ancient past, driven into a vicious circle of lust and excesses, rivalries and conspiracies, consumed by their fears and need for revenge; and the Intimacies and heartbreaks of their relationships – all blended together into such a compelling narrative of abuse of power and human anguish that we can see the present day world reflected in it every step of the way.

Claiming His Desert Princess

By Marguerite Kaye
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488021260
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 177
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Stolen nights with the secret princess… Bound to marry for duty, Princess Tahira finds her only freedom in forbidden escapes to the desert. Then one night she encounters a stranger under the stars—adventurer Christopher Fordyce. He's wildly attractive and thrillingly dangerous…an illicit fantasy she can't resist! Even unaware of Tahira's royal blood, Christopher knows his shameful past makes any future with her impossible. But in the sultry desert heat, desires are uncovered and secrets unveiled, and soon Christopher will risk everything to claim his desert princess!

His Royal Princess

By Jessica Clare
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101989157
  • Total of Pages : 111
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 260
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Their romance led to a royal wedding in Once Upon a Billionaire. Now see how it all began for Princess Alexandra of Bellissime and American actor Luke Houston in this novella from New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare. As heir to the throne of Bellissime, Princess Alexandra is supposed to be cool and calm...not crushing on a movie star. When she hears that Luke Houston is filming a scene for his next movie in her tiny country, however, she can’t resist sneaking onto set to get a glimpse of the Hollywood hunk. When Alex is almost caught on set by the press, she ducks into the first available hiding place—only to find herself in Luke’s private trailer, and getting much more than just a glimpse of him. It’s an up close and personal encounter that sets her heart aflutter, and sets her mind on some very unladylike plans to get to know him better...

The Greek's Forbidden Princess

By Annie West
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1459293398
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 784
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Illicit nights with the billionaire… News of a tragic accident plunges Princess Amelie's life into turmoil. To escape the swarming press, she takes her newly orphaned nephew and runs, seeking the protection of one man. Lambis Evangelos desires Amelie beyond all reckoning, but refuses to taint her radiant beauty with the guilt of his past. For years he's resisted his longing for her luscious body—until Amelie's arrival at his doorstep draws him too close to her forbidden temptation… His secluded Greek island is a refuge from the world. There, Amelie and Lambis have no choice—they must yield to their fiery, uncontrollable passion!

Daughters of the Winter Queen

By Nancy Goldstone
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316387886
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 309
  • Pdf File: daughters-of-the-winter-queen.pdf

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The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade Europe From the great courts, glittering palaces, and war-ravaged battlefields of the seventeenth century comes the story of four spirited sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots. Upon her father's ascension to the illustrious throne of England, Elizabeth Stuart was suddenly thrust from the poverty of unruly Scotland into the fairy-tale existence of a princess of great wealth and splendor. When she was married at sixteen to a German count far below her rank, it was with the understanding that her father would help her husband achieve the kingship of Bohemia. The terrible betrayal of this commitment would ruin "the Winter Queen," as Elizabeth would forever be known, imperil the lives of those she loved, and launch a war that would last for thirty years. Forced into exile, the Winter Queen and her family found refuge in Holland, where the glorious art and culture of the Dutch Golden Age indelibly shaped her daughters' lives. Her eldest, Princess Elizabeth, became a scholar who earned the respect and friendship of the philosopher René Descartes. Louisa was a gifted painter whose engaging manner and appealing looks provoked heartache and scandal. Beautiful Henrietta Maria would be the only sister to marry into royalty, although at great cost. But it was the youngest, Sophia, a heroine in the tradition of a Jane Austen novel, whose ready wit and good-natured common sense masked immense strength of character, who fulfilled the promise of her great-grandmother Mary and reshaped the British monarchy, a legacy that endures to this day. Brilliantly researched and captivatingly written, filled with danger, treachery, and adventure but also love, courage, and humor, Daughters of the Winter Queen follows the lives of five remarkable women who, by refusing to surrender to adversity, changed the course of history.

Spain's Pursuit of Destiny

By Howard Headworth
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  • Publisher : New Generation Publishing
  • Book Code : 1910266256
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 278
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It is 1493. The Catholic Monarchs have vanquished the Muslim kingdom of al-Andalus and banished the Jews from Spain. Our hero, Don Pedro Togeiro, has joined Spain's greatest military commander, Don Gonzalo Fernandez of Cordoba, the Gran Capitan himself, to expel the marauding French forces from Italy, while his sultry raven-haired Moorish wife, Raquel, has accompanied Princess Juana to Flanders for her wedding to the womanising Archduke Philip of Austria where he savagely assaults her. Meanwhile, the dynastic Borgias are scandalising Rome and in the Indies Christopher Columbus continues his search for gold, convinced that he's reached China. Spain is on the threshold of greatness as Isabel and Fernando forge its destiny, but fate intervenes. Famine, earthquake and disease decimate Spain, while the tragic death of three heirs to the throne and the growing madness of heiress Juana draw Spain inexorably into the Habsburg Empire. Spain's Pursuit of Destiny: The Columbus Years, Howard Headworth's brilliant follow-up to The Al-Andalus Chronicle, has a rich blend of personal drama, historical detail and a superb sense of place. Raquel's ordeal, Pedro's kidnap in Tuscany and the epic battle of Cerignola are laid like bright tapestries before our present-day eyes. When Pedro's family, following the destruction of their castle-home, decide to seek new pastures in the West Indies, the picture is complete, and we have Spain's chequered destiny in a nutshell.

A Queen for All Seasons

By Joanna Lumley
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  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Book Code : 1529375959
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 244
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'Lovely... delivers the warmest of glows' - Telegraph 'Who wouldn't love this chocolate-box delight of insights and snapshots of The Queen...A treasure chest' - Good Housekeeping A sparkling celebration of our much-loved Queen Elizabeth II for her Platinum Jubilee including special writings and illuminating insights around key moments in her 70-year reign, introduced and edited by her biggest fan Joanna Lumley. In 2022 Queen Elizabeth II celebrates seventy years as Queen and Head of the Commonwealth. She is Britain's longest reigning monarch and the very first to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. A Queen For All Seasons, edited and introduced by Joanna Lumley, is a perceptive, touching and engaging tribute to this unique woman. A treasure chest of first-hand writings, insights and snapshots of the Queen during key moments of her reign to form a vibrant portrait of the woman herself and the extraordinary role she plays. Joanna Lumley guides us as we meet Princess Elizabeth in 1952, aged just twenty-five, and about to become Queen, and brings us through to the present day when, as our matriarch, the Queen keeps the national ship steady, including in moments of crisis and suffering. Here are unique perspectives into some of the most fascinating aspects of the Queen's life - her role as head of state at home and abroad, her private passions and public interests and a bird's-eye look at key events that have held the nation together and the Queen in our affection throughout Britain and beyond. This book is a special and unique portrait of our constant Queen in an ever-changing world.

Ella Enchanted

By Gail Carson Levine
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062253484
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 532
  • Pdf File: ella-enchanted.pdf

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This beloved Newbery Honor-winning story about a feisty heroine is sure to enchant readers new and old. At her birth, Ella of Frell receives a foolish fairy's gift—the “gift” of obedience. Ella must obey any order, whether it's to hop on one foot for a day and a half, or to chop off her own head! But strong-willed Ella does not accept her fate... Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse forever. A tween favorite for 25 years—now shared with today's young readers by moms, teachers, and other adults who remember the pleasure of discovering this fun fairy-tale retelling themselves!

Make Mine a Cowboy

By A.J. Pine
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  • Publisher : Forever
  • Book Code : 1538749823
  • Total of Pages : 466
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 522
  • Pdf File: make-mine-a-cowboy.pdf

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From this "fabulous storyteller" (Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author) comes the next Meadow Valley western romance series. Dr. Charlotte North has no time for a player, not even one as tempting as Ben Callahan. Besides, Charlotte is only in Meadow Valley for a few months to help her grandmother. After that, it's back to New York and the career she loves. But when her gran starts to meddle in her personal life, Charlotte knows just the man to help her out. Ben's the perfect no-strings boyfriend, until Charlotte discovers that beneath that rugged, charming exterior lies a sweet and bighearted cowboy. Ben Callahan is tired of people assuming he's an immature playboy, so when the smart and sexy Charlotte asks him to be her pretend boyfriend, he jumps at the chance to show everyone that he's changed his ways. Though he and Charlotte are calling their relationship fake, Ben's heart says otherwise. Two months with Charlotte isn't nearly enough. Will Ben be able to prove he's worthy of her for real before their time together is up, or will she leave Meadow Valley -- and him -- forever? Includes the bonus novel Hometown Cowboy by Sara Richardson!

Princess Masako

By Ben Hills
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101216107
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 656
  • Pdf File: princess-masako.pdf

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The tragic true story of Japan's Crown Princess-with a new afterword by the author. It's the fantasy of many young women: marry a handsome prince, move into a luxurious palace, and live happily ever after. But that's not how it turned out for Masako Owada. Ben Hills's fascinating portrait of Princess Masako and the Chrysanthemum Throne draws on research in Tokyo and rural Japan, at Oxford and Harvard, and from more than sixty interviews with Japanese, American, British, and Australian sources-many of whom have never spoken publicly before-shedding light on the royal family's darkest secrets, secrets that can never be openly discussed in Japan because of the reverence in which the emperor and his family are held. But most of all, this is a story about a love affair that went tragically wrong. The paperback edition will contain a new afterword by the author, discussing the impact this book had in Japan, where it was banned.