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Never Say Duke

By Erica Ridley
  • ISBN Code: : 1943794200
  • Publisher : WebMotion
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
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A feel good, opposites attract romance between a grumpy hero and an indomitable heroine, from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Miss Virginia Underwood cannot resist rescuing a stray. Her latest find turns out to be a surly, reclusive war hero trying to recover from his wounds in peace. He doesn't want her help—and Virginia definitely doesn't want to fall in love. Not when a future with him would mean returning to the the same haut ton who laughed her out of Town during her very first Season. Theodore O’Hanlon, Viscount Ormondton, sequestered himself far from London to heal in anonymity. For now, he can be himself. As soon as he returns, he's meant to wed the woman his father selected years before. But when Miss Underwood turns his carefully mapped life upside-down, Theo must decide which battles are truly worth fighting for. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s newest regency romance series features twelve delightful laugh-out-loud romps… and plenty of delicious dukes! THE 12 DUKES OF CHRISTMAS: 1. Once Upon a Duke 2. Kiss of a Duke 3. Wish Upon a Duke 4. Never Say Duke 5. Dukes, Actually 6. The Duke's Bride 7. The Duke's Embrace 8. The Duke's Desire 9. Dawn with a Duke 10. One Night with a Duke 11. Ten Days with a Duke 12. Forever Your Duke Get your Duke today!

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From a USA Today Bestselling Author ~ A charming Regency Romance! One enchanted evening. One irrevocable moment. Two lives changed forever. Caroline Gold is desperate to save her family from financial ruin with a proposal from a wealthy duke. But one misstep has her betrothed to the wrong man—Richard Walker, the Earl of Aberland, a handsome but cynical rogue with barely a farthing to his name. Richard spies for the Crown under the guise of a rogue but is intent on revenge. Offering for the beautiful Caroline creates an unwelcome distraction. Yet the desire he finds with her makes him wonder if a life—and love—after he claims justice is possible. Caroline quickly sees there is more to Richard than she expected, and his kindness toward her ailing father melts her heart. But marrying him won’t save her family despite the surprising passion she discovers in his arms. A French spy posing as an English lord is on the loose. Can Richard unveil the man’s identity and stop him before he destroys all Richard holds dear, including Caroline? Buy it today and begin The Rogue Chronicles series! While this is a standalone story, most readers enjoy reading the series in order: Romancing the Rogue, Book 1 A Rogue's Reputation, Book 2 A Rogue No More, Book 3 A Rogue to the Rescue, Book 4 A Rogue and Some Mistletoe, Book 5 To Dare A Rogue, Book 6

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  • Book Code : 1910597678
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Wicked Christmas is the 8th and last book in USA Today Bestselling Author, Carole Mortimer’s, all Amazon #1 Regency Sinners series. It is also her 240th published book. Author’s Note: The 8th book in the series promises to be just as steaming hot as the previous ones—after all, there will be SEVEN red-hot heroes, all intent on enjoying the Christmas Season of 1816 with their equally passionate wives. The Sinners have all gathered in Kent at the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Stonewell, and the house is full of adults and children enjoying a time of joy and happiness, but most of all peace, following all they suffered through together the previous year. But peace has never been something the Sinners have been able to enjoy for very long, and in amongst falling in love, marrying, and having their children, they had forgotten to account for the one person they had believed to be insignificant but who was in fact as much responsible for Napoleon’s escape from Elba the previous year, and the battles and deaths that followed, as the person who was hanged for the crime. Will the Sinners discover their mistake in time or will another one of them suffer the devastation of losing someone they love?

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In this book W. O. Henderson has brought together in English translation the journals of four foreign visitors who travelled in England and Scotland in the years immediately following the Napoleonic wars, in a way which may be regarded as a sequel to his recent book on J. C. Fischer’s diaries of industrial Britain. Two of the travellers whose journals are included in this volume were Swiss industrialists. Hans Caspar Escher was both a professional architect and the founder of the famous engineering firm of Esther Wyss of Zürich, Bodmer, also of Zürich, lived in England for many years and was recognised as an inventor of genius. The other accounts of industrial Britain in the Regency era are a report by the Prussian Factory Commissioner May and a short survey of the Newcastle upon Tyne colliery railways by the French government engineer Louis de Gallois. The four diaries show how informed foreign visitors were impressed by the way in which Britain had survived the perils of Napoleon’s Continental System and was now forging ahead to consolidate her position as the workshop of the world. This book was first published in 1968.

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  • Book Code : N.a
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A heartwarming Regency Christmas Novella from a USA Today Bestselling Author! Lucy Gray lost everything just after her sixteenth birthday—her parents, her home, and her future. Since that terrible time, she’s lived with her great aunt in the quiet countryside. But an invitation from her cousin, Emma Waverly, to join their Christmas house party, along with a request to help Emma choose between several suitors, proves irresistible, even if it brings forth bittersweet memories of Christmas past. Hugh Raybourne is pleased to be invited to a holiday house party at the fabulously wealthy Waverly’s country estate. The time has come to set aside his roguish ways and marry. Emma’s fortune would more than provide the money he needs to make his dream of breeding horses a reality. But meeting her cousin Lucy, with her quiet beauty and true heart, cause him to rethink his future and the man he wants to be. Lucy soon realizes she’s falling for Hugh, but she has no fortune to offer him, and she’s too frightened of losing everything again to reach for a chance at happiness. With the help of some mistletoe, can Hugh convince the lady to take a chance on him? Note - Previously published in the Mistletoe and Mayhem Regency Holiday Romance Anthology. Order your copy today! While this is a standalone story, most readers prefer to read The Rogue Chronicles Series in order: Romancing the Rogue, Book 1 A Rogue’s Reputation, Book 2 A Rogue No More, Book 3 A Rogue to the Rescue, Book 4 A Rogue and Some Mistletoe, Book 5 To Dare A Rogue, Book 6

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An exciting Regency Romance from a USA Today Bestselling Author! Lady Charlotte Wynn is determined to gather a few memorable adventures before her father selects her future husband. Given Lord Wynn’s difficult demeanor and lack of regard for her feelings, she is certain she’ll dislike the man. Yet she must accept his choice in order to help keep peace between her parents. Her carefully laid plans are threatened by the return of her brother’s best friend. The handsome, somber man is nothing like she remembers, but his rugged appeal proves irresistible. James Crosby, Viscount Redmond, has yet to find peace since his return to England six months earlier. He tries to bury his painful memories of the battlefield with drinking, gambling, and women, but those do little to fill the holes in his soul. His carousing is interrupted one evening when he finds his best friend’s little sister somewhere she shouldn’t be, making him realize the young girl he once knew is all grown up. When James orders Charlotte to end her adventures, she boldly dares him to escort her on the next one. After all, if he’s so determined to protect her reputation, it’s the least he could do. Now, if only she could find a way to chase the shadows from his eyes while continuing to smooth her parents’ tumultuous marriage. Charlotte’s beauty is more than James bargained for. Toss in her quest to enjoy life, and it’s all he can do to remember to protect rather than ravish. One magical kiss and his world is upended. She fills him with the hope that he isn’t as broken as he thought. But her father has already picked her husband, and nothing will change his mind. Can the pair find their happily ever after or will fate deny them the chance? Order your copy today! Although the story is a standalone story, most readers prefer to read the series in order: Romancing the Rogue, Book 1 A Rogue's Reputation, Book 2 A Rogue No More, Book 3 A Rogue to the Rescue, Book 4 A Rogue and Some Mistletoe, Book 5 To Dare A Rogue, Book 6

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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 275
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By Lana Williams
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 158
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Will Christmas magic and mistletoe unite this unlikely pair? As the new Earl of Granger, Benjamin Wright is determined to put an end to his family’s reputation of roguish behavior, beginning with his own. When he arrives in London to claim his inheritance, he quickly realizes his plan will not be as simple as he expected. Lady Louisa Felton is appalled to learn her mother wrote love letters to the recently deceased earl. Fearing another scandal will cast her mother from Society, leaving her crushed along with Louisa’s hopes for a future, Louisa attempts to retrieve the letters before the new heir finds them. Discovering a lady dressed in lad’s clothing attempting to steal from him is a surprise to Benjamin, but not as much as his attraction to the reckless lady. Though he vows to keep his distance, the lovely Louisa refuses to stay out of his life. One kiss is all it takes to know she has the power to make him forget his plan to reform. Benjamin is the exact type of man Louisa’s mother would fall for, making him the sort Louisa intends to avoid. If only she can convince her willful heart of that. Fate refuses to cooperate with their plans, and what happens at Christmas will change this rogue’s reputation forever. Note - This Regency romance novella was originally published in the USA Today Bestselling Winter Wishes Anthology Although this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order, which includes: Romancing the Rogue, Book 1 A Rogue's Reputation, Book 2 A Rogue No More, Book 3 A Rogue to the Rescue, Book 4 A Rogue and Some Mistletoe, Book 5 To Dare A Rogue, Book 6 A Rogue Meets His Match, Book 7

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The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas--until murder is added to the mix. . . When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion--and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah leading the way. The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buffet Cookbook. 'Tis the season for trimming the tree, caroling, baking cookies, and curling up by the Yuletide waiting for Santa to drop down the chimney. But in this festive collection of holiday whodunits, murder is also paying a visit. . . "Candy Cane Murder" By Joanne Fluke When a trail of candy canes leads to a corpse outfitted in a Santa suit on a snowy bank, Hannah Swensen sets out to discover who killed Kris Kringle. . . The yuletide season in Lake Eden, Minnesota, guarantees a white Christmas, delectable holiday goodies from Hannah Swensen's bakery, The Cookie Jar--and murder. As a shadow hangs over her friends' Christmas wedding, Hannah's determined to cook a killer's goose before anyone else gets burned. . . The Cookie Jar's busiest time of the year also happens to be the most wonderful time. . .for Christmas cookies, Hannah's own special plum pudding--and romance! She also gets a kick out of "Lunatic Larry Jaeger's Crazy Elf Christmas Tree Lot," a kitschy carnival taking place smack-dab in the middle of the village green. But then Hannah discovers the man himself dead as a doornail in his own office. . . Nothing's better on Christmas Eve than waiting for the stroke of midnight with a cup of eggnog and a plate of warm gingerbread cookies. But in this merry collection of holiday mysteries, murder is making its own special delivery. . . "Gingerbread Cookie Murder" By Joanne Fluke When Hannah Swensen finds her neighbor Ernie Kusak with his head bashed in and sprawled on the floor of his condo next to an upended box of Hannah's Gingerbread Cookies, she discovers a flurry of murder suspects that's as long as her holiday shopping list.

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The School of Charm's headmistress is destined to be a spinster. Everyone knows it. Well...everyone but the Marquess of Ainsley. This marquess isn't certain why the elegant and unflappable Miss Grayson is so determined to remain unmarried. But he means to change her mind. How will he force the coolly implacable beauty out of her shell? It will take a mistake, obviously....of the mistletoe variety.

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  • Publisher : Carole Mortimer
  • Book Code : 191059735X
  • Total of Pages : 117
  • Category : Fiction
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An unhappy marriage, to an adulterous wife, has left widower Mr. Ranulf Montgomery immune to the wiles of women. He certainly has no time, or sympathy, when the young and beautiful Miss Darcy Ambridge, is found hiding in his carriage, as he makes the long journey from London back to his home in Scotland. Darcy Ambridge acts out of desperation when she decides to throw herself on the mercy of Ranulf Montgomery. Convincing that hard and cynical gentleman of her dire circumstances seems impossible, however. Can Darcy break through the hard shell that now surrounds Ranulf’s emotions, and find the warm gentleman she once found so intriguing? Or will Ranulf simply abandon her to the attentions of the lecherous gentleman determined to bed her? As desire rages out of control between the two of them, Ranulf dearly wishes to rid himself of Darcy’s company. Something he knows he cannot do, in all conscience, until he finds the culprit of the series of ‘accidents’ now threatening to injure or kill both of them. Who could possibly want to see one or both of them dead? The unscrupulous gentleman Darcy is running away from? Or perhaps someone from Ranulf’s past, set on revenge? Author’s Note: The stories in the Regency Unlaced, Knight Security, and Alpha Series, have stronger sexual content and language than my other books. Other books by Carole Mortimer Regency Unlaced Series: The Duke’s Mistress (Regency Unlaced 1) Claimed by the Marquis (Regency Unlaced 2) Taken by the Earl (Regency Unlaced 3) Pursued by the Viscount (Regency Unlaced 4) Desired by a Lord (Regency Unlaced 5) Captured by a Gentleman (Regency Unlaced 6) More books to come in this series. Contemporary Knight Security Series – spin-off to Alpha Series: Resisting Alexandre (Knight Security 0.5) Defying Asher (Knight Security 1) Challenging Gabriel (Knight Security 2) Caleb (Knight Security 3) Coming soon. More books to come in this series. Contemporary Alpha Series: Christmas Alpha (Alpha 1) - FREE Dark Alpha (Alpha 2) Shadow Alpha (Alpha 3) Author’s 200th Book Midnight Alpha (Alpha 4) Renegade Alpha (Alpha 5) Warrior Alpha (Alpha 6) Rogue Alpha (Alpha 7) Savage Alpha (Alpha 8) Series is now complete.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101568461
  • Total of Pages : 257
  • Category : Fiction
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A classic Signet Regency Romance that “exudes the rich flavor of Regency England” (New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh) by beloved author Jo Manning. Available Digitally for the First Time Colonel Sir Isaac Rebow vowed never to be legshackled. But when his errant uncle abandons his two daughters, Isaac must step in as guardian, a situation not at all to his liking. And that’s just the beginning of his problems. Because one of the daughters has caught his eye, even as the most beautiful and ruthless woman of the ton sets her own eye on Rebow…

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  • Publisher : Carole Mortimer
  • Book Code : 1910597317
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  • Category : Electronic books
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Desired by a Lord is the 5th book in USA Today bestselling author, Carole Mortimer's, bestseller and highly acclaimed Regency Unlaced Series.Author's Note: The stories in the Regency Unlaced, Alpha, and Knight Security Series, have stronger sexual content and language than my other books.Desired by a Lord is the story of a case of mistaken identity, hidden secrets, and desire that rages out of control every time the hero and heroine are alone together. All of which threatens to throw the two of them into a maelstrom of scandal.Mrs. Emily Marsden has lived in quiet obscurity in the country for the past five years, well away from Society and the scandal which broke her family apart. All of that changes with the death of Edmund, her historian husband, requiring that she now seek employment. Easier said than done, and not helped by the fact there is a blackmailer threatening to expose her if she does not give into their demands.Lord Alexander Whitney dislikes country life, but unfortunately he has no choice but to remain in Yorkshire for the foreseeable future. The Whitney estate, left to him by his father, is desperately in need of repair, and the famous Whitney Library, in need of cataloguing and returning to order.Xander is dealing with the run-down estate, and engaging the noted historian, Edmund Marsden, seems to be the logical thing to do in regard to restoring the library.When it is Mrs. Emily Marsden who arrives to carry out the task, Xander is not at all pleased to realize he has been duped.Or that he feels so strongly attracted to the young and mysterious widow he cannot seem to keep his hands, or other parts of his anatomy, from wanting her to touch and claim her.Can two people, who seem to be such opposites, find more in common than their desire for each other, and in doing so save Emily from the blackmailer threatening her future?Other books by Carole MortimerRegency Unlaced Series:The Duke's Mistress (Regency Unlaced 1)Claimed by the Marquis (Regency Unlaced 2)Taken by the Earl (Regency Unlaced 3)Pursued by the Viscount (Regency Unlaced 4)Desired by a Lord (Regency Unlaced 5)Captured by a Gentleman (Regency Unlaced 6)More books to come in this series.Contemporary Alpha Series:Christmas Alpha (Alpha 1) - FREEDark Alpha (Alpha 2)Shadow Alpha (Alpha 3) Author's 200th BookMidnight Alpha (Alpha 4)Renegade Alpha (Alpha 5)Warrior Alpha (Alpha 6)Rogue Alpha (Alpha 7)Savage Alpha (Alpha 8)Series is now complete.Contemporary Knight Security Series - spin-off to Alpha Series:Alexandre (Knight Security 0.5) 5 author anthology, Rogues and RoyalsDefying Asher (Knight Security 1)Challenging Gabriel (Knight Security 2)More books to come in this series.Carole Mortimer has written over 210 books, in contemporary and Regency romance, and is the Recipient of the prestigious 2015 Romance Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award. She is an Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Romance Author--ever. 2014 Romantic Times Pioneer of Romance author. Was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012, for her "outstanding service to literature".

A Chase Family Christmas

By Lauren Royal
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  • Publisher : Novelty Publishing
  • Book Code : 1634691393
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 802
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From a New York Times Bestselling Author… England, 1688: Christmas is a time of love, harmony, and family… But the Chases are no ordinary family. And when four happily-ever-after couples and their growing broods all squeeze into one house, it will make for one extraordinary holiday. Combine a heap of adolescents (and adults who act like adolescents) with a handful of pranks, two secret engagements, and one surprise baby, and what have you got? A recipe for A Chase Family Christmas! Revisit the beloved heroes and heroines of Amethyst, Emerald, Amber, and Violet—and meet the next generation of Chases!—in this hysterical and heartwarming holiday reunion story. BOOK DETAILS A complete, standalone novel—no cliffhangers! Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels, Book 5 Style: Humorous historical romance Length: 54,000 words (about 216 standard pages) Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!* * If you prefer to read Sweet & Clean (kisses only) romance, look for “A Chase Brides Christmas” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal. REVIEWS "A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal!" —Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author CONNECTING BOOKS While A CHASE FAMILY CHRISTMAS can be read as a stand-alone novel, readers who have read Lauren’s previous books might enjoy it more. All of Lauren's books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in series order, this is the sequence: Chase Family Series: The Jewels 1666 - AMETHYST (Colin & Amy) 1667 - EMERALD (Jason & Caithren) 1667 - FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice) 1668 - AMBER (Trick & Kendra) 1688 - A CHASE FAMILY CHRISTMAS Chase Family Series: The Flowers 1673 - VIOLET (Ford & Violet) 1677 - LILY (Rand & Lily) 1677 - ROSE (Kit & Rose) 1651 - A SECRET CHRISTMAS (Joseph & Chrystabel) Chase Family Series: The Regency 1815 - LOST IN TEMPTATION (Tristan & Alexandra) 1816 - TEMPTING JULIANA (James & Juliana) 1817 - THE ART OF TEMPTATION (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael) Chase Family Series: The Renaissance 1549 - ALICE BETROTHED (Adam & Alice, coming 2020) Specially Priced Boxed Sets CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE JEWELS COLLECTION CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE FLOWERS COLLECTION CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION ABOUT THE AUTHOR LAUREN ROYAL decided to become a writer at the age of eight, after winning a “Why My Mother is the Greatest” essay contest. Now she’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance novels. Lauren lives in Southern California with her family and their constantly shedding cat. She still thinks her mother is the greatest. Visit Lauren’s website at LaurenRoyal.com, where you can learn about the real people and real places in her books, enter a contest, sign up for her newsletter, and see the ever-growing branches of the Chase Family Tree. Join Lauren on... Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/ChaseFamilyReaders Facebook Profile: facebook.com/readLaurenRoyal Facebook Page: facebook.com/LaurenRoyal Twitter: twitter.com/readLaurenRoyal (@readLaurenRoyal) Pinterest: pinterest.com/LaurenRoyal Instagram: instagram.com/readLaurenRoyal

James II

By John Callow
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0752479881
  • Total of Pages : 520
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 836
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JAMES II was Britain’s last Catholic king. The spectacular collapse of his regime in 1688 and the seizure of his throne by his nephew William of Orange are the best-known events of his reign. But what of his life after this? What became of him during his final exile? John Callow’s groundbreaking study focuses on this hitherto neglected period of his life: the twelve years he spent attempting to recover his crown through war, diplomacy, assassination and subterfuge. This is the story of the genesis of Jacobitism; of the devotion of the fallen king’s followers, who shed their blood for him at the battle of the Boyne and the massacre at Glencoe, gave up estates and riches to follow him to France, and immortalised his name in artworks, print, and song. Yet, this first ‘King Over the Water’ was far more than a figurehead. A grim, inflexible warlord and a maladroit politician, he was also a man of undeniable principle, which he pursued regardless of the cost to either himself or his subjects. He was an author of considerable talent, and a monarch capable of successive reinventions. Denied his earthly kingdoms, he finally settled upon attaining a heavenly crown and was venerated by the Jacobites as a saint. This powerful, evocative and original book will appeal to anyone interested in Stuart history, politics, culture and military studies.

A Christmas Reunion

By Susanna Fraser
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  • Publisher : Carina Press
  • Book Code : 1426899246
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 699
  • Pdf File: a-christmas-reunion.pdf

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Gabriel Shepherd has never forgotten his humble origins. So when he discovers a war orphan at Christmastime, he resolves to find a home for her—even if that means asking help from the very family who found and raised him, only to cast him out for daring to love the wrong woman. Lady Catherine Trevilian has spent five years poring over the British Army's casualty list, dreading the day she sees Gabe's name. She's never forgotten him, and she's never forgiven herself for not running away with him when she had the chance, though she's agreed to a marriage of convenience with a more suitable man. When Gabe returns home on Christmas leave just days before Cat's wedding, a forbidden kiss confirms their feelings haven't been dimmed by distance or time. But Cat is honor-bound to another, and Gabe believes she deserves better than a penniless soldier with an orphan in tow. How can Cat reconcile love and duty? She must convince Gabe she'd rather have him than the richest lord in all of England… 27,000 words

The Perfect Christmas

By Annabelle Anders
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  • Publisher : Annabelle Anders
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 146
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 240
  • Pdf File: the-perfect-christmas.pdf

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MISS ELIZA CLINE, a vicar’s sister, has accepted her life as a quiet industrious spinster. LORD CRESTWOOD, the dashing widowed baron, is the rogue from her past. AN UNEXPECTED MEETING at a Christmas House party presents them both with a second chance. But Eliza must decide: has the Baron’s unforgivable sin already doomed their love forever?This is a story about forgiveness. Over the course of a lifetime, a person is faced with millions of choices, some more difficult than others. And sometimes, we make the wrong ones.In a world filled with hard consequences, we need grace. Originally published in the Yuletide Happily Ever After Anthology, this edition of The Perfect Christmas includes added bonus material for your reading pleasure.

Snowed in for Christmas

By Claire Sandy
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1447299302
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 384
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Everybody wants it to snow at Christmas . . . Don't they? Asta's plane touches down in Ireland as the first flakes of snow begin to settle. As the weather worsens, it turns what should be a flying visit into a snowed-in Yuletide with her chaotic family. Asta fled her childhood village years ago, with a secret hidden deep within her. That secret is now a feisty sixteen-year-old – Kitty – who's keen to meet her long-lost relatives. It seems there are many family mysteries waiting to be unwrapped, along with the presents under the tree . . . Missing the man she left behind in London, yet drawn to a man she meets in Ireland, Asta is caught in an emotional snowstorm. Maybe this Christmas Asta will find a cure for her long-broken heart? Funny and heartwarming, Claire Sandy's Snowed in for Christmas is a festive tale about family life.

The Armenian Kingdom in Cilicia During the Crusades

By Jacob Ghazarian
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136124187
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 426
  • Pdf File: the-armenian-kingdom-in-cilicia-during-the-crusades.pdf

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This unique study bridges the history of the Crusades with the history of Armenian nationalism and Christianity. To the Crusaders, Armenian Christians presented the only reliable allies in Anatolia and Asia Minor, and were pivotal in the founding of the Crusader principalities of Edessa, Antioch, Jerusalem and Tripoli. The Anatolian kingdom of Cilicia was founded by the Roupenian dynasty (mid 10th to late 11th century), and grew under the collective rule of the Hetumian dynasty (late 12th to mid 14th century). After confrontations with Byzantium, the Seljuks and the Mongols, the Second Crusade led to the crowning of the first Cilician king despite opposition from Byzantium. Following the Third Crusade, power shifted in Cilicia to the Lusignans of Cyprus (mid to late 14th century), culminating in the final collapse of the kingdom at the hands of the Egyptian Mamluks.

One Candlelit Christmas

By Julia Justiss,Annie Burrows,Terri Brisbin
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1426824270
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 353
  • Pdf File: one-candlelit-christmas.pdf

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Christmas Wedding Wish by Julia Justiss Disenchanted with empty-headed society debutantes, dashing gentleman Allen Mansfell decides that, if he must marry, he will choose a lady whose mind and heart he'll have to win over—a lady like Miss Meredyth Wellingford. But for Merry, finding true love will take a miracle…. The Rake's Secret Son by Annie Burrows Before Carleton Tillotson left Nell, the rebellious rake broke her heart. Now he is back, just in time for Christmas, and Nell can't hide her secret any longer—Carleton's the father of her son! Blame It on the Mistletoe by Terri Brisbin Julia Fairchild has loved Iain MacLerie forever—but the boy she once knew is now a hardened and aloof man. Amid the festivities and warm cheer of yuletide, can Julia melt Iain's guard and ignite the spark that continues to burn between them…?

Kristin Lavransdatter, II: The Wife

By Sigrid Undset
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101177276
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 727
  • Pdf File: kristin-lavransdatter-ii.pdf

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“[Sigrid Undset] should be the next Elena Ferrante.” —Slate A Penguin Classic Kristin Lavransdatter interweaves political, social, and religious history with the daily aspects of family life to create a colorful, richly detailed tapestry of Norway during the fourteenth-century. The trilogy, however, is more than a journey into the past. Undset's own life—her familiarity with Norse sagas and folklore and with a wide range of medieval literature, her experiences as a daughter, wife, and mother, and her deep religious faith—profoundly influenced her writing. Her grasp of the connections between past and present and of human nature itself, combined with the extraordinary quality of her writing, sets her works far above the genre of "historical novels." This new translation by Tina Nunnally—the first English version since Charles Archer's translation in the 1920s—captures Undset's strengths as a stylist. Nunnally, an award-winning translator, retains the natural dialog and lyrical flow of the original Norwegian, with its echoes of Old Norse legends, while deftly avoiding the stilted language and false archaisms of Archer's translation. In addition, she restores key passages left out of that edition. Undset's ability to present a meticulously accurate historical portrait without sacrificing the poetry and narrative drive of masterful storytelling was particularly significant in her homeland. Granted independence in 1905 after five hundred years of foreign domination, Norway was eager to reclaim its national history and culture. Kristin Lavransdatter became a touchstone for Undset's contemporaries, and continues to be widely read by Norwegians today. In the more than 75 years since it was first published, it has also become a favorite throughout the world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2022

By
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350235644
  • Total of Pages : 488
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 403
  • Pdf File: actors-and-performers-yearbook-2022.pdf

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This well-established and respected directory supports actors in their training and search for work in theatre, film, TV, radio and comedy. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2022 features: * 4 newly commissioned interviews conducted by Polly Bennett and Joan Iyiola (co-founders of The Mono Box) with theatre industry professionals including Cherrelle Skeete, Hazel Holder, Ned Bennett and Tom Ross Williams * a new foreword by Polly Bennett With the listings updated every year, the Actors' and Performers' Yearbook continues to be the go-to guide for help with auditions, interviews and securing/sustaining work within the industry. Covering training and working in theatre, film, radio, TV and comedy, it contains invaluable resources such as a casting calendar and articles on a range of topics from your social media profile to what drama schools are looking for to financial and tax issues. An invaluable professional tool that anyone working in the industry will benefit from.

Auto Bio Nobody Part Ii a Narrative Memoir

By Rasheed Soofi, MD
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1982271795
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 280
  • Pdf File: auto-bio-nobody-part-ii-a-narrative-memoir.pdf

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The days of our lives have many similarities with a game of poker where a hand that is dealt is akin to a day we wake up into every morning. Some hands are sure winners and need no skill to win; some hands would have to be folded at the start, no matter who is playing that hand. It is only in between these two extremes that gives the game the thrill it beholds; and a skilled player walks away with his head up. It does not matter at what minimum bet table the game is played at. The game and its rules are the same except with different scale of win or loss. Each one of our days, regardless of our social or economic class or the geography we are in are dealt to us without prejudice or intention by the conscious-less nature. Accepting it gracefully as the hand is dealt and playing it the best, we know how to is the essence of being harmonious with the unconscientious universe that surrounds us. Folding on some days is a part of the game and is not being out of the game and submitting to the outcome of the game without self-persecution or infliction upon others is also a part and the end part of the game. A man aware of the nature of the game would not bicker when down and would not boast when he is up; it is only a game; how honorably and harmlessly to others it is played is what makes one player different from others. Rasheed Soofi, MD

Edmund Burke, Volume II

By F. P. Lock
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191513350
  • Total of Pages : 648
  • Category : History
  • Members : 503
  • Pdf File: edmund-burke-volume-ii.pdf

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This is the second and concluding volume of a biography of Edmund Burke (1730-97), a key figure in eighteenth-century British and Irish politics and intellectual life. Covering the most interesting years of his life (1784-97), its leading themes are India and the French Revolution. Burke was largely responsible for the impeachment of Warren Hastings, former Governor-General of Bengal. The lengthy (145-day) trial of Hastings (which lasted from 1788 to 1795) is recognized as a landmark episode in the history of Britain's relationship with India. Lock provides the first day-by-day account of the entire trial, highlighting some of the many disputes about evidence as well as the great set speeches by Burke and others. In 1790, Burke published Reflections on the Revolution in France , the earliest sustained attack on the principles of the Revolution. Continuously in print ever since, the Reflections remains the most widely read and quoted book about the Revolution. The Reflections was followed by a series of anti-revolutionary writings, as Burke maintained his crusade against the Revolution to the end of his life. In addition to these leading themes, the biography examines many other topics in its coverage of Burke's busy and varied life: his parliamentary career; his family, friendships, and philanthropy; and his often difficult and obsessive personality. There are more than thirty illustrations, including many contemporary caricatures that convey how Burke was perceived by an often hostile and uncomprehending public. Controversial in his time, Burke is now regarded as one of the greatest of orators in the English language, as well as one of the most influential political philosophers in the Western tradition.

Pseudo-Kodinos and the Constantinopolitan Court: Offices and Ceremonies

By Ruth Macrides,J.A. Munitiz,Dimiter Angelov
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317073959
  • Total of Pages : 578
  • Category : History
  • Members : 717
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The work known as Pseudo-Kodinos, the fourteenth-century text which is one of two surviving ceremonial books from the Byzantine empire, is presented here for the first time in English translation. With facing page Greek text and the first in-depth analysis in the form of commentary and individual studies on the hierarchy, the ceremonies, court attire, the Blachernai palace, lighting, music, gestures and postures, this volume makes an important new contribution to the study of the Byzantine court, and to the history and culture of Byzantium more broadly. The unique traits of this ceremony book include the combination of hierarchical lists of court officials with protocols of ceremonies; a detailed description of the clothing used at court, in particular, hats and staffs; an account of the functions of the court title holders, a description of the ceremonies of the year which take place both inside the palace and outside; the service of the megas domestikos in the army, protocols for the coronation of the emperor, the promotions of despot, sebastokrator and caesar, of the patriarch; a description of the mourning attire of the emperor; protocol for the reception of a foreign bride in Constantinople all these are analysed here. Developments in ceremonial since the tenth-century Book of Ceremonies are discussed, as is the space in which ceremonial was performed, along with a new interpretation of the ’other palace’, the Blachernai. The text reveals the anonymous authors’ interest in the past, in the origins of practices and items of clothing, but it is argued that Pseudo-Kodinos presents descriptions of actual practice at the Byzantine court, rather than prescriptions.