Lucianna: The Silk Merchant's Daughters

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ISBN: 0451413741
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Number of pages:
Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Berkley

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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.


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?


BIANCA

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ISBN: 9780451414779
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Number of pages: 438
Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online BIANCA in PDF and EPUB Bianca flees her arranged marriage to Sebastiano Rovere, who blackmails her into marrying him to keep her brother's indiscretion a secret, and escapes to a seaside villa where she falls in love with the grandson of Mehmet the Conqueror.


Francesca

Filename: francesca.pdf
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?


Chinese and Chinese Mestizos of Manila

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ISBN: 9789047426851
Release Date: 2010-01-25
Number of pages: 472
Author: Richard Chu
Publisher: BRILL

Download and read online Chinese and Chinese Mestizos of Manila in PDF and EPUB Taking a micro-historical approach to the study of ethnic identities in the Philippines, this book offers a fascinating portrait of how Chinese merchant families in Manila negotiated the meanings of “Chinese,” “Chinese mestizo,” “Catholic,” and “Filipino” from 1860s to 1930s.


Guilty Pleasures

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ISBN: 9781101517277
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Number of pages: 304
Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Guilty Pleasures in PDF and EPUB A steamy collection from Bertrice Small, who "creates cover-to-cover passion" (Publishers Weekly) Carla, Tiffany, Nina, and J.P. have already gotten major play on The Channel, a secret, women-only interactive cable network. Now they'll carry out even more fantasies with a collection of seductive characters they would only meet in their dreams... The women entangle themselves with pirates, sultans, regency rakes, and even movie stars. And then there's Maureen Flynn, new to The Channel. She's an au pair from Ireland whose fantasy of choice is with a brawny Celtic warrior. Will he turn her on to The Channel like those that came before her?


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 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


Anatomy of a Soldier

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ISBN: 9780571325849
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Number of pages: 304
Author: Harry Parker
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Download and read online Anatomy of a Soldier in PDF and EPUB Let's imagine a man called Tom Barnes, aka BA5799, who's leading British troops in the war zone. And two boys growing up together, riding a prized bicycle and flying kites, before finding themselves estranged once foreign soldiers appear in their countryside; and the man who trains one to fight against the other's father and these infidels. Then include the family and friends who radiate out from these lives, people on all sides of this conflict with most everyone caught in the middle. But then imagine not how they see themselves but as all the objects surrounding them do -- their shoes, a helmet, a trove of dollars, a drone, that bike, weaponry, a bag of fertilizer, a medal, beer glass, a snowflake, dogtags, or a horrific explosion that ties them all together and the various medical impliments that are subsequently employed. The result is a novel that amplifies what Tim O'Brien accomplished in his legendary The Things They Carried, and reveals a man of enormous character in Captain Barnes as well as all the people who were part of this same heart-stopping journey.


Virgin Widow

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ISBN: 9781408927953
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Number of pages: 624
Author: Anne O'Brien
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online Virgin Widow in PDF and EPUB A Sunday Times Bestseller ‘O’Brien cleverly intertwines the personal and political in this enjoyable, gripping tale.’ -The Times 'I was a penniless, landless petitioner, my Neville blood a curse, my future dependent on the charity of those who despised me...’


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.


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.


Guinevere s Gamble

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ISBN: 9780440240211
Release Date: 2011-09
Number of pages: 361
Author: Nancy McKenzie
Publisher: Bluefire

Download and read online Guinevere s Gamble in PDF and EPUB Thirteen-year-old Guinevere learns more about her destiny when she accompanies her aunt and uncle to an important council of Welsh kings and finds that she has a powerful enemy in the High King's sister, Morgan.