Lucianna

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ISBN: 9781101622490
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Lucianna in PDF and EPUB In this sweeping new series of Renaissance Italy, Bertrice Small does it again with all the passion and historical splendor that has captured the imagination of her legion of fans…. After her two elder sisters become the scandals of Florence, Lucianna Pietro d’Angelo is in the difficult position of finding a wealthy man who will have her for his wife. She has little choice but to accept the proposal of an aging bookseller—a not entirely disagreeable union in which Lucianna comforts the dear man in his final years. When he passes away, she inherits his shop and, with it, a sizable fortune. Lucianna is content with comfortable widowhood—until Robert Minton, Earl of Lisle, visits her bookshop. The Englishman is not only dashing and handsome—he’s a trusted courtier of Henry VII. The Pietro d’Angelos cannot deny the spark of attraction between their daughter and the earl, so they scheme to send her to London. There, Lucianna steps out of the shadow of her quiet Florentine life, pursuing a love of which she never dreamed and rising in London society all the way to court of the new Tudor king.


Bianca

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ISBN: 9781101607510
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Number of pages: 448
Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Bianca in PDF and EPUB Florentine silk merchant Giovanni Pietro d’Angelo and his wife want nothing more than to marry their daughters to wealthy men of distinction. But when their son is implicated in a tragic accident, it is their eldest daughter, Bianca, who must pay the price—by marrying the powerful and debauched Sebastiano Rovere in exchange for his silence. Bianca flees the cruel union and seeks shelter in a seaside villa where she discovers the possibility of love at last. But Florentine society will never approve of the man she’s chosen: Prince Amir, grandson of Mehmet the Conqueror. Two passionate lovers. Two different worlds determined to keep them apart.


Serena

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ISBN: 045141375X
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Number of pages: 432
Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: N A L Trade

Download and read online Serena in PDF and EPUB Preparing for her arranged marriage and life in her intended's chateau, dutiful daughter Serena is heartbroken by her fiancé's indecent proposal and runs away to England, where her love for a romantic courtier is challenged by her parents. Original.


Francesca

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ISBN: 9781101615096
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Number of pages: 448
Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Francesca in PDF and EPUB New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small continues her glorious historical-romance series featuring four sisters in Renaissance Florence who have anything but marriage on their minds…. When the Duke of Terreno Boscoso sends word that he’s seeking a wife for his heir, Rafaello, Florentine silk merchant Giovanni Pietro d’Angelo and his wife encourage a meeting for their headstrong daughter Francesca. She refuses to even consider it until her father makes her a promise: If Rafaello does not suit, you may return. She is therefore shocked when Rafaello chooses her as his bride and her parents agree to his proposal—without her consent. Furious and feeling betrayed, Francesca flees into the forest and takes shelter at an inn. There, she earns her keep as a servant—and meets an unlikely suitor who steals her heart. But how certain can the future be for the runaway bride, who is still promised to another?


The Tea Planter s Wife

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ISBN: 9780241969564
Release Date: 2015-09-03
Number of pages: 386
Author: Dinah Jefferies
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Tea Planter s Wife in PDF and EPUB THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Dinah Jefferies' unforgettable new novel, The Tea Planter's Wife is a haunting, tender portrait of a woman forced to choose between her duty as a wife and her instinct as a mother... Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper steps off a steamer in Ceylon full of optimism, eager to join her new husband. But the man who greets her at the tea plantation is not the same one she fell in love with in London. Distant and brooding, Laurence spends long days wrapped up in his work, leaving his young bride to explore the plantation alone. It's a place filled with clues to the past - locked doors, a yellowed wedding dress in a dusty trunk, an overgrown grave hidden in the grounds, far too small for an adult... Gwen soon falls pregnant and her husband is overjoyed, but she has little time to celebrate. In the delivery room the new mother is faced with a terrible choice, one she knows no one in her upper class set will understand - least of all Laurence. Forced to bury a secret at the heart of her marriage, Gwen is more isolated than ever. When the time comes, how will her husband ever understand what she has done? The Tea Planter's Wife is a story of guilt, betrayal and untold secrets vividly and entrancingly set in colonial era Ceylon. 'Captivating, powerful and passionate' Deborah Rodriguez on The Separation 'A richly detailed story... as intimate as a kiss and as sharp as the blade of a knife' David Gilham on The Separation 'I simply didn't want to put it down. Vivid and atmospheric - you can smell the tropics, feel the drenching heat...' Isabel Wolff on The Separation


The Dragon Lord s Daughters

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ISBN: 9780758272911
Release Date: 2004-02-01
Number of pages: 384
Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

Download and read online The Dragon Lord s Daughters in PDF and EPUB Meet the daughters of King Arthur's descendant, Merin Pendragon. They have an appetite for adventure and a gift for driving men wild with desire. Marrying them off may seem an easy task, but it's only going to prove that when it comes to these girls, trouble follows in threes. Join New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small for a delicious new tale of proud, passionate sisters who live and love according to their own rules. . . The Dragon Lord's Daughters Averil She may be the Lord's eldest--and illegitimate--daughter, but Averil knows her dazzling beauty can buy her what she wants most: marriage to a great and powerful lord. But fate has other plans in the rugged form of Rhys FitzHugh. Thinking her the sole heiress, the penniless bailiff kidnaps the beauty. Now, to salvage his honor, he must marry the openly hostile Averil and accept his greatest challenge--winning her love, her loyalty, and her trust. . . Maia As the legitimate heiress with a hefty dowery, Maia can have any man she chooses, namely Emrys Llyn, a descendant of Lancelot and the Lady of the Lake. But strange, dangerous rumors surround the handsome Emrys. . .his name means "immortal," and two of his wives have died suddenly under mysterious circumstances. Can her unwavering love prove his innocence. . .or will Maia suffer the same fate as Emrys's previous wives? Junia As charming as she is irrepressible, Junia is the Lord's youngest daughter. Her father has long since given up trying to control her whims. Junia is content to roam the countryside where she can be alone with the golden-haired Richard de Bohun who she meets and loves in secret. But he is the son of her father's sworn enemy, and loving him may cost more than she could ever imagine. . . Bertrice Small is the author of over thirty-two novels of historical romance. She is a New York Times bestselling author, and the recipient of numerous awards. In keeping with her profession, Bertrice Small lives in the oldest English-speaking town in the state of New York, which was founded in 1640. And because she believes in happy endings, she's been married to the same man, her hero, George, for forty years.


Blaze Wyndham

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ISBN: 9781101549674
Release Date: 2003-05-06
Number of pages: 352
Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Blaze Wyndham in PDF and EPUB From the New York Times bestselling "resigning queen of romance" (Literary Times), comes a love story on a grand scale, featuring an innocent country girl who catches the eye of the most powerful man in England-and filled with all the sensuality, drama, and thrilling intrigues of Henry Tudor's glittering sixteenth century court...


To Love Again

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ISBN: 9780307794895
Release Date: 2011-05-25
Number of pages: 432
Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Ivy Books

Download and read online To Love Again in PDF and EPUB BERTRICE SMALL Legendary for her exotic novels of faraway places teeming with adventure and intrigue, New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small once again pens an extraordinary tale of passion and history, sweeping readers back to fifth-century Britain and Constantinople, where battles of love and war are fought with equal skill and voracity--and victory is savored with sweetest pleasure. . . . TO LOVE AGAIN Beautiful, headstrong, and defiant, Cailin Drusus possesses the pride of her Celtic-born mother, though she has been reared amid her Roman father's wealth and privilege. When Cailin's family is destroyed and their farmland seized, she marries Wulf Ironfist, a Saxon of enormous strength and power--a gentle giant who opens the door to a world of heady sensuality. But her happiness is short-lived. For an unknown enemy drugs her as she labors in childbirth--and she awakens to find herself sold to a slave merchant and transported to Byzantium, not knowing what happened to her child. . . . From the Paperback edition.


The Border Vixen

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ISBN: 1101464453
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Number of pages: 432
Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Border Vixen in PDF and EPUB Aware of the covetous interest in his land, the laird of Brae Aisir announces that any man who can outfight his spitfire of a granddaughter will have her as a wife, along with her inheritance. It's a heated contest that inspires the passion of one man and the jealous wrath of another.


Shadows on the Nile

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ISBN: 9781101609873
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Number of pages: 448
Author: Kate Furnivall
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Shadows on the Nile in PDF and EPUB 1912 London. Jessie Kenton hears her young brother, Georgie, scream in the middle of the night and wakes up the next morning to find him gone. Her parents never speak of him again. 1932. Twenty years later, Jessie is haunted by the same nightmare. Her other brother, Timothy, has inexplicably vanished from her parents’ home. Wracked by guilt because of her failure to ever find Georgie, and convinced that the two events must be related, she sets out on a quest to find Timothy. She plunges into a mysterious world of séances and mystics, nebulous clues and Egyptian artifacts. With the help of a dashing and impoverished aristocrat, Sir Montague Chamford, Jessie follows the trail into the alien, swirling sands of the Egyptian desert. Amid the ancient intrigue and blistering heat, a powerful romance sparks between Jessie and Monty. But they must first confront the demons of Jessie’s past—and reveal the dark secrets that threaten not only Timothy’s life but theirs as well.


Francesca

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ISBN: 9781101615096
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Number of pages: 448
Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Francesca in PDF and EPUB New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small continues her glorious historical-romance series featuring four sisters in Renaissance Florence who have anything but marriage on their minds…. When the Duke of Terreno Boscoso sends word that he’s seeking a wife for his heir, Rafaello, Florentine silk merchant Giovanni Pietro d’Angelo and his wife encourage a meeting for their headstrong daughter Francesca. She refuses to even consider it until her father makes her a promise: If Rafaello does not suit, you may return. She is therefore shocked when Rafaello chooses her as his bride and her parents agree to his proposal—without her consent. Furious and feeling betrayed, Francesca flees into the forest and takes shelter at an inn. There, she earns her keep as a servant—and meets an unlikely suitor who steals her heart. But how certain can the future be for the runaway bride, who is still promised to another?


Skye O Malley

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ISBN: 9780345292568
Release Date: 2007-12
Number of pages: 482
Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

Download and read online Skye O Malley in PDF and EPUB Brilliant and beautiful, independent sixteenth-century sea captain Skye O'Malley flees an unwanted, abusive marriage and sails her own fleet of ships around the world, stopping only to match wits with royalty and explore her sensual and passionate nature. Reissue.


The Garden of Small Beginnings

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ISBN: 9780399583599
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Number of pages: 368
Author: Abbi Waxman
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Garden of Small Beginnings in PDF and EPUB As seen in Elle.com, The Washington Post, Woman’s World, Flavorwire, HelloGiggles, Bustle, Brit & Co, and more! “A quirky, funny, and deeply thoughtful book…We’re already dying to know if there will be a sequel.”—HelloGiggles “Filled with characters you’ll love and wish you lived next door to in real life.”—Bustle “So witty, amusing, and perceptive that I can’t decide if I liked the writing, the characters, or the story better. They’re all so well done.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Waxman’s voice is witty, emotional and often profound.”—InStyle.com (UK) Grab life by the roots. Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years—ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she’s just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she’s becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed. At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks—like actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there’s that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently, being the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a Saturday morning can’t be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas and self-pity. After recruiting her kids and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles botanical garden feeling out of her element. But what she’ll soon discover—with the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of gardeners—is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not... READERS GUIDE INCLUDED


I d Rather Be Short

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ISBN: 9780698146907
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Number of pages: 112
Author: Becky Murphy
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online I d Rather Be Short in PDF and EPUB "5'1 is the new 6'2, and Becky's book proves it." –Kristen Bell Leggy supermodels and pro basketball players be warned: being tall doesn’t mean you’re always a step up in life Graphic designer Becky Murphy is five-foot-nothing and proud to be petite. Sure, sometimes being diminutive gets you the short end of the stick, but there are also plenty of unique advantages to being under 5’4”—and Murphy has compiled the 100 best reasons in the delightfully whimsical I’d Rather Be Short. Illustrated in a charming, quirky style, I’d Rather Be Short highlights the benefits of being petite, from the sensible to the absurd, including: · You get the best of both worlds: kids’ meals and cocktail parties · You’re never expected to help your friends move · Concertgoers usually won’t hassle you when you shimmy up to the front · You’re less likely to get struck by lightning · Skirts can be dresses; dresses can be skirts · You’re just the way you should be Witty and heartwarming, I’d Rather Be Short is a celebration of self-acceptance—and an instant ego boost to pint-sized ladies everywhere.


The Separation

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ISBN: 9780241966068
Release Date: 2014-05-22
Number of pages: 320
Author: Dinah Jefferies
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Separation in PDF and EPUB FROM THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE The Separation by Dinah Jefferies is a sweeping novel set in 1950s Malaya, about a mother searching for her daughters. What happens when a mother and her daughters are separated; who do they become when they believe it might be forever? 1953, the eve of the Cartwright's departure from Malaya. Eleven-year-old Emma can't understand why they're leaving without their mother; why her taciturn father is refusing to answer questions. Lydia arrives home to an empty house - there's no sign of her husband Alec or her daughters. Panic stricken, she embarks on a dangerous journey to find them through the hot and civil-war-torn Malayan jungle - one that only the power of a mother's love can help her to survive. Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaya in 1948 and moved to England at the age of nine. She has worked in education, once lived in a 'rock 'n roll' commune and, more recently, been an exhibiting artist. She spends her days writing, with time off to make tiaras and dinosaurs with her grandchildren. The Separation is her first book.