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The Duchess Deal
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Mills & Boon
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Category: Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780008268220

Summary: 'I absolutely loved it; her style is so warm and funny.' Nicola CornickPerfect for fans of Georgette Heyer 'I am a Duke. I'm not asking you to marry me. I am offering to marry you. It's a different thing entirely.' When the Duke of Ashbury returns from war scarred, he realises he needs an heir - which means he needs a wife! When Emma Gladstone, a vicar's daughter turned seamstress visits wearing a wedding dress, he decides on the spot that she'll do. His terms are simple:- They will be husband and wife by night only.- No lights, no kissing.- No questions about his battle scars.- Last, and most importantly... Once she's pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.But Emma is no pushover. She has secrets and some rules of her own:- They will have dinner together every evening.- With conversation.- And teasing.- Last, and most importantly... Once she's seen the man beneath the scars, he can't stop her from falling in love...Praise for The Duchess Deal 'The irresistibly provocative, classy love scenes set the bar high for other historical romance novels.'Publishers Weekly 'This book is funny, it's charming, and the romance works so beautifully.'Smart Bitches, Trashy Books 'A rollicking and passionate romp that is just what... fans will relish.'Library Journal 'Wickedly funny and soul-satisfyingly romantic novel...' Booklist 'Prepare to Fall in Love'Julia Quinn


The Duchess Deal (Girl meets Duke, Book 1)
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2018-02-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0008280398

Summary: Praise for Tessa Dare: ‘Love her writing.’ Jodi Picoult on The Governess Game ‘I absolutely loved it; her style is so warm and funny.’ Nicola Cornick Perfect for fans of Georgette Heyer


The Duchess Deal
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 9780062697202

Summary: When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules… Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do. His terms are simple: - They will be husband and wife by night only. - No lights, no kissing. - No questions about his battle scars. - Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again. But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own: - They will have dinner together every evening. - With conversation. - And unlimited teasing. - Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…


The Duchess Deal
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062349074

Summary: When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules… Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do. His terms are simple: - They will be husband and wife by night only. - No lights, no kissing. - No questions about his battle scars. - Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again. But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own: - They will have dinner together every evening. - With conversation. - And unlimited teasing. - Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…



The Wallflower Wager
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780062952561

Summary: They call him the Duke of Ruin. To an undaunted wallflower, he's just the beast next door. Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even. Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart. When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes. Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens? And a two-legged dog. And a foul-mouthed parrot. And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog . . . Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him. Not if he ruins her first.


Yours Until Dawn
  • Author : Teresa Medeiros
  • Publisher : Amber House Books
  • Release Date : 2013-05-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 1939541174

Summary: Was she an angel of mercy or the devil in disguise? Gabriel Fairchild's valor during the Battle of Trafalgar earns him the title of hero, but costs him his hope for the future. Abandoned by the fiancée he adored, the man who once walked like a prince among London's elite secludes himself in his family's mansion, cursing his way through dark days and darker nights. Prim nurse Samantha Wickersham arrives at Fairchild Park to find her new charge behaving more like a beast than a man. After their first fiery confrontation, she engages the arrogant earl in a hilarious battle of both wit and wills. Although he pronounces her a “tart, vinegary creature without an ounce of womanly softness about her”, he is secretly intrigued by her dry sense of humor, her lack of pity, and the bold way she brooks no nonsense from him. Whenever she is near, he feels the stirrings of a desire he never thought he would feel again. As Samantha begins to let the light back into Gabriel's life and his heart, they both discover that some pleasures are best explored in the dark. Book 1 of the ROGUES AND GENTLEMEN series, which includes Yours Until Dawn, Thief of Hearts, Once an Angel and Nobody’s Darling “A crisp, bright tale…as finely written as Medeiros’s best novels.”—Publishers Weekly “Absolutely marvelous! Medeiros’s writing is pure magic. Will keep you reading until the wee hours of the morning.”—Historical Romance Club “Ms. Medeiros is at the top of her game with this stellar romance. A wonderful read!”—The Best Reviews “Five Hearts—a definite keeper. Medeiros does everything right in Yours Until Dawn!”—The Oakland Daily Press “A superbly written romance…one of those stories that you don’t want to end!”—America Online Romance Fiction Forum ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION Regency romance, Nobility romance, Beauty and the Beast


The Bride Bet (Girl meets Duke, Book 4)
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2024-02-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0008268290

Summary: 'I absolutely adored it. I laughed out loud numerous times...Love her writing' Jodie Picoult on The Governess Game How to lose a Duke in ten years...without losing your heart. Two sworn enemies - a bookish daughter of a scholar and an arrogant heir to a Duke made a pact: If they were single in a decade they would get married. Nicola thought this was a joke. The Duke of Westleigh did not. Ten years later the Duke of Westleigh appears to claim his bride, but Nicola is not convinced. He is determined to marry her. She is determined to convince him she is not the marrying kind. Both bet they can change each other's minds, who will win?


The Day of the Duchess
  • Author : Sarah MacLean
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0349409773

Summary: 'Romance novelist Sarah MacLean has reignited the genre with a bolder edge.' New Yorker 'Do yourself a favor and discover the compelling magic of Sarah MacLean.' Amanda Quick The one woman he will never forget . . . Marcus Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer's end. There is only one problem - he already has one. The one man she will never forgive . . . After years in exile, Seraphina, Duchess of Haven, returns to London with a single goal - to reclaim the life she left and find happiness, unencumbered by the man who broke her heart. Haven offers her a deal; Sera can have her freedom, just as soon as she finds her replacement... which requires her to spend the summer in close quarters with the husband she does not want, but somehow cannot resist. A love that neither can deny The duke has a single summer to woo his wife and convince her that, despite their broken past, he can give her forever, making every day . . . the day of the Duchess!


Any Duchess Will Do
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-05-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062240137

Summary: What's a duke to do, when the girl who's perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can't live without? Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season—or any season—but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl. Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn't dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week's employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother's "duchess training"… and fail miserably. But in London, Pauline isn't a miserable failure. She's a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure—a woman who ignites Griff's desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won't be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess—can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?


The Governess Game
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062672134

Summary: New York Times and USA Today Bestseller He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson The accidental governess After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart . . . without risking her own. The infamous rake Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling . . . and he’s in danger of falling, hard.


The Duchess War
  • Author : Courtney Milan
  • Publisher : Courtney Milan
  • Release Date : 2012-12-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 1937248097

Summary: Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly--so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don't get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention. But that is precisely what she gets. Because Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, is not fooled. When Minnie figures out what he's up to, he realizes there is more to her than her spectacles and her quiet ways. And he's determined to lay her every secret bare before she can discover his. But this time, one shy miss may prove to be more than his match... The books in the Brothers Sinister series: ½. The Governess Affair (free prequel novella) 1. The Duchess War 1½. A Kiss for Midwinter (a companion novella to The Duchess War) 2. The Heiress Effect 3. The Countess Conspiracy 4. The Suffragette Scandal 4½. Talk Sweetly to Me


The Governess Affair
  • Author : Courtney Milan
  • Publisher : Courtney Milan
  • Release Date : 2012-04-21
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN Code: 1937248062

Summary: The start of a critically acclaimed historical romance series by New York Times bestselling author Courtney Milan... Hugo Marshall earned the nickname "the Wolf of Clermont" for his ruthless ambition--a characteristic that has served him well, elevating the coal miner's son to the right hand man of a duke. When he's ordered to get rid of a pestering governess by fair means or foul, it's just another day at work. But after everything Miss Serena Barton has been through at the hands of his employer, she is determined to make him pay. She won't let anyone stop her--not even the man that all of London fears. They might call Hugo Marshall the Wolf of Clermont, but even wolves can be brought to heel... The books in the Brothers Sinister series: ½. The Governess Affair (free prequel novella) 1. The Duchess War 1½. A Kiss for Midwinter (a companion novella to The Duchess War) 2. The Heiress Effect 3. The Countess Conspiracy 4. The Suffragette Scandal 4½. Talk Sweetly to Me


The Arts Management Handbook: New Directions for Students and Practitioners
  • Author : Meg Brindle,Constance DeVereaux
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-01-28
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1317458273

Summary: Whether the art form is theater, dance, music, festival, or the visual arts and galleries, the arts manager is the liaison between the artists and their audience. Bringing together the insights of educators and practitioners, this groundbreaker links the fields of management and organizational management with the ongoing evolution in arts management education. It especially focuses on the new directions in arts management as education and practice merge. It uses cases studies as both a pedagogical tool and an integrating device. Separate sections cover Performing and Visual Arts Management, Arts Management Education and Careers, and Arts Management: Government, Nonprofits, and Evaluation. The book also includes a chapter on grants and raising money in the arts.


Book of the Duchess
  • Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Category:
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN Code: 9781099547140

Summary: The Book of the Duchess, also known as The Deth of Blaunche, is the earliest of Chaucer's major poems, preceded only by his short poem, "An ABC", and possibly by his translation of The Romaunt of the Rose.


When a Scot Ties the Knot
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-08-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062349031

Summary: On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty, and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart. A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter . . . and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely. Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He's wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters . . . and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.


The Duchess
  • Author : Jude Deveraux
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1992-08-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0743459210

Summary: Jude Deveraux captures the thrill of an American beauty's Highlands wedding, where a royal title is at stake -- and where love wins the day. The Duchess Claire Willoughby risked losing millions in her inheritance if, as decreed by her grandfather, she did not wed an "acceptable" man. Harry Montgomery, the eleventh Duke of MacArran, seemed perfect. He owned a historic castle, he looked manly in a kilt, and he was as much a titled Scotsman as Bonnie Prince Charlie himself. Their engagement announced, Claire's future as a duchess was assured -- and she set off with her family to meet the Montgomery clan in Scotland. Bramley Castle was a damp, chill place, overþowing with eccentric relatives. But there was also Trevelyan, a secretive, brooding man who lived in Bramley's ancient halls. Whoever he was, he wasn't at all like Harry: Trevelyan was the most exasperating, arrogant, know-it-all of a man Claire had ever met. And the most fascinating...


Romancing the Duke
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-01-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062240161

Summary: As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one. Ugly duckling turned swan? Abducted by handsome highwayman? Rescued from drudgery by charming prince? No, no, and . . . Heh. Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who’s never even been kissed? This one.


Rogue Spy
  • Author : Joanna Bourne
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-11-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1101625600

Summary: ~Chosen as one of Library Journal's Best Romances of 2014~ For years he’d lived a lie. It was time to tell the truth . . . even if it cost him the woman he loved. Ten years ago he was a boy, given the name Thomas Paxton and sent by Revolutionary France to infiltrate the British Intelligence Service. Now his sense of honor brings him back to London, alone and unarmed, to confess. But instead of facing the gallows, he’s given one last impossible assignment to prove his loyalty. Lovely, lying, former French spy Camille Leyland is dragged from her safe rural obscurity by threats and blackmail. Dusting off her spy skills, she sets out to track down a ruthless French fanatic and rescue the innocent victim he’s holding—only to find an old colleague already on the case. Pax. Old friendship turns to new love, and as Pax and Camille’s dark secrets loom up from the past, Pax is left with a choice—go rogue from the Service or lose Camille forever…


A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2008-09-05
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN Code: 1137004142

Summary: From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's most loved comedy. This book includes: * An introduction to A Midsummer Night's Dream by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play – with clear explanatory notes on each page * A scene-by-scene analysis * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This book presents a historical overview of A Midsummer Night's Dream in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading Directors – Michael Boyd, Gregory Doran and Tim Supple – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible - a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. www.rscshakespeare.co.uk


The Duchess of Malfi
  • Author : John Webster
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: "The Duchess of Malfi" by John Webster. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


When the Duchess Said Yes
  • Author : Isabella Bradford
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0345527321

Summary: The romantic escapades of the irrepressible Wylder sisters continue in Isabella Bradford’s fun, charming, and breathtakingly passionate series—as the wildest of the Wylders turns an arranged marriage into a game of desire to tame a wayward duke. Notorious for her free-spirited antics, Lady Elizabeth Wylder revels in attention—but not the sort that leaves her humiliated when her future husband, the Duke of Hawkesworth, fails to appear for their much-anticipated first introduction. So when a chance encounter leads to a sizzling kiss with a dangerously handsome stranger, she nearly succumbs. The shock of finally meeting her betrothed only to come face to face with her rakish would-be seducer inspires fury—and fans the flames of a fire that both Lizzie and the Duke acknowledge is a most agreeable way to start a marriage. In her husband’s arms, Lizzie knows she has found love. But is the passion that accompanies endless nights of erotic discovery enough to persuade a duke whose scandalous lineage and lifestyle prevent him from giving his heart completely?


Wrecked Palace
  • Author : Catherine Cowles
  • Publisher : The PageSmith LLC
  • Release Date : 2021-01-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 195193699X

Summary: One night was all it took for everything to change. From college student to guardian in a single breath. My siblings became my world. No time for date nights or romantic dreams. I traded quiet weekends for sleepless nights. Giving my all to make sure they were cared for. But Griffin had a brokenness that called to me—one that mirrored my own. Gruff and just a little bit reckless. He was the last thing I needed. But everything I wanted. Only someone isn’t happy about this new life I’m building. Deciding to set fire to everything I hold close. And when the smoke clears, there might be only ashes left behind… ***** Read what others are saying about Wrecked Palace: "A tortured hero, an inspirational heroine, suspense, and a slow-burn romance are the perfect recipe for a book that will utterly captivate readers. A must read for 2021!" - Samantha Young, NY Times Bestseller "An emotional story of loss and healing that wraps around your heart. Catherine Cowles delivered! I couldn't stop reading until I finished in one sitting." - Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author Wrecked Palace wrecked me in the best way! Heartwarming, swoony moments, sizzling chemistry, and just enough intrigue to keep me completely invested--this book had me hooked from page one! - Willow Aster, USA Today Bestselling Author ***** Read what others are saying about Catherine Cowles: "I fell in love with these characters, with the writing, and with this unexpected story. I can't recommend it enough!" - Alessandra Torre, New York Times Bestseller “Heartwarming, romantic and with an added bit of suspense, Beautifully Broken Pieces had me glued to every page! Catherine Cowles, meet your newest super fan.” - Devney Perry, USA Today Bestseller “Cowles writes fresh, addicting, and intensely beautiful stories!” - Susan Stoker, New York Times Bestseller "Catherine Cowles has a way of pulling the reader into the world she has created and leaves you there for days after you have read the last page." - Kelly Elliott, New York Times Bestseller “I walked away knowing I would read every single thing this talented new author ever writes." - Natasha is a Book Junkie


Becoming Duchess Goldblatt
  • Author : Anonymous
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0358216796

Summary: One of the New York Times’ 20 Books to Read in 2020 “A tonic . . . Splendid . . . A respite . . . A summer cocktail of a book.”—Washington Post “Unforgettable . . . Behind her brilliantly witty and uplifting message is a remarkable vulnerability and candor that reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles—and that we can, against all odds, get through them.”—Lori Gottlieb, New York Times best-selling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living. Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace’s voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that’s sprung up around her. @DuchessGoldblat (81 year-old literary icon, author of An Axe to Grind) brought people together in her name: in bookstores, museums, concerts, and coffee shops, and along the way, brought real friends home—foremost among them, Lyle Lovett. “The only way to be reliably sure that the hero gets the girl at the end of the story is to be both the hero and the girl yourself.” — Duchess Goldblatt


Devil in Spring
  • Author : Lisa Kleypas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-02-21
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0349407649

Summary: New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers the unforgettable tale of a strong-willed beauty who encounters her match in one of London's most notorious-yet irresistible-rakes . . . perfect for fans of Sarah MacLean, Julia Quinn and Eloisa James. 'Lisa Kleypas is the best' Sarah MacLean An eccentric wallflower . . . Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she's ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger. A cynical rake . . . After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught by a rebellious girl who couldn't be less suitable. In fact, she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He'll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil's own bargain. A perilous plot . . . After succumbing to Gabriel's skilled and sensuous persuasion, Pandora agrees to become his bride. But soon she discovers that her entrepreneurial endeavours have accidentally involved her in a dangerous conspiracy - and only her husband can keep her safe. As Gabriel protects her from their unknown adversaries, they realise their devil's bargain may just turn out to be a match made in heaven... 'Kleypas can make you laugh and cry - on the same page' Julia Quinn The Ravenels: Cold-Hearted Rake Marrying Winterborne Devil in Spring Hello Stranger Devil's Daughter Chasing Cassandra Praise for Lisa Kleypas: 'Intricately and elegantly crafted, intensely romantic . . . from a not-to-be-missed romance author' Kirkus Reviews 'Witty, often hilarious, and delightfully passionate, this compelling, thrill-laced Victorian romance is another superb series entry' Library Journal, starred review 'Readers are introduced to the unforgettable characters and their original personalities through a delightful storyline peppered with sharp repartee and steamy sensuality' RT Book Reviews (top pick) 'Is it possible to give a book 6 stars? . . . [This] story has all of the forbidden romance, witty banter, and sigh-inducing declarations of love that you deserve' That's Normal


The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Avon Impulse
  • Release Date : 2013-01-08
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN Code: 9780062271372

Summary: Miss Eliza Cade is a lady in waiting. And waiting. Because of a foolish mistake in her youth, she's not allowed "out" in Society until her three older sisters are wed. But while she's trying to be good, she keeps bumping elbows—and, more distressingly, lips— with notorious rake Harry Wright. Every moment she spends with him, she risks complete ruin. The sensual passions he stirs in her are so wrong . . . but Eliza just can't resist Mr. Wright.


A Week to Be Wicked
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 2012-03-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780062049872

Summary: When a devilish lord and a bluestocking set off on the road to ruin . . . time is not on their side. Minerva Highwood, one of Spindle Cove's confirmed spinsters, needs to be in Scotland. Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the first order, needs to be . . . anywhere but Spindle Cove. These unlikely partners have one week: to fake an elopement to convince family and friends they're "in love" to outrun armed robbers to survive their worst nightmares to travel four hundred miles without killing each other All while sharing a very small carriage by day and an even smaller bed by night. What they don't have time for is their growing attraction. Much less wild passion. And heaven forbid they spend precious hours baring their hearts and souls. Suddenly one week seems like exactly enough time to find a world of trouble. And maybe . . . just maybe . . . everlasting love.


It Happened One Autumn
  • Author : Lisa Kleypas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-09-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0748120440

Summary: From the New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas comes the next title in the beloved romance series The Wallflowers - perfect for fans of Sarah MacLean, Julia Quinn and Eloisa James. 'Lisa Kleypas is the best' Sarah MacLean The Wallflowers: four young ladies at the side of the ballroom make a pact to help each other find husbands . . . no matter what it takes It happened at the ball . . . Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren't entirely 'the thing'. And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London's most eligible aristocrat. It happened in the garden . . . When Marcus shockingly - and dangerously - swept her into his arms. Lillian was overcome with a consuming passion for a man she didn't even like. Time stood still; it was as if no one else existed. It happened one autumn . . . Marcus was a man in charge of his own emotions, a bedrock of stability. But with Lillian, every touch was exquisite torture, every kiss an enticement for more. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly unsuitable . . . as his bride? 'Kleypas can make you laugh and cry - on the same page' Julia Quinn The Wallflowers: Secrets of a Summer Night It Happened One Autumn The Devil in Winter Scandal in Spring A Wallflower Christmas Praise for Lisa Kleypas: 'Lushly sexy and thoroughly romantic . . . superbly crafted characters and an intriguing plot blend together brilliantly in this splendid romance' Booklist 'Intricately and elegantly crafted, intensely romantic . . . from a not-to-be-missed romance author' Kirkus Reviews 'Witty, often hilarious, and delightfully passionate' Library Journal, starred review 'An unforgettable story peopled with remarkable characters and a depth of emotion that will leave you breathless' Romantic Times BOOKreviews 'Is it possible to give a book 6 stars? . . . [This] story has all of the forbidden romance, witty banter, and sigh-inducing declarations of love that you deserve' That's Normal


The Richard Burton Diaries
  • Author : Richard Burton
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 693
  • ISBN Code: 0300180101

Summary: The personal diaries of the renowned actor and glamorous celebrity describe his life from 1939 to 1983, including his struggles with weight, drinking and jealousy when other men looked at the love of his life, Elizabeth Taylor.


A Night to Surrender
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-08-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0062049836

Summary: Welcome to Spindle Cove, where the ladies with delicate constitutions come for the sea air, and men in their prime are . . . nowhere to be found. Or are they? Spindle Cove is the destination of choice for certain types of well-bred young ladies: the painfully shy, young wives disenchanted with matrimony, and young girls too enchanted with the wrong men; it is a haven for those who live there. Victor Bramwell, the new Earl of Rycliff, knows he doesn’t belong here. So far as he can tell, there’s nothing in this place but spinsters . . . and sheep. But he has no choice, he has orders to gather a militia. It’s a simple mission, made complicated by the spirited, exquisite Susanna Finch—a woman who is determined to save her personal utopia from the invasion of Bram’s makeshift army. Susanna has no use for aggravating men; Bram has sworn off interfering women. The scene is set for an epic battle…but who can be named the winner when both have so much to lose?


The Duchess (Text Only)
  • Author : Amanda Foreman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-20
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN Code: 000737268X

Summary: A tale of decadence and excess, great houses and wild parties, love and sexual intrigue, this biography of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, casts an astonishing new light on the nobility of eighteenth-century England.


Say Yes to the Marquess
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-12-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062240188

Summary: Your presence is requested at romantic Twill Castle for the wedding of Miss Clio Whitmore and . . . and . . . ? After eight years of waiting for Piers Brandon, the wandering Marquess of Granville, to set a wedding date, Clio Whitmore has had enough. She's inherited a castle, scraped together some pride, and made plans to break her engagement. Not if Rafe Brandon can help it. A ruthless prizefighter and notorious rake, Rafe is determined that Clio will marry his brother—even if he has to plan the dratted wedding himself. So how does a hardened fighter cure a reluctant bride's cold feet? He starts with flowers. Ladies can't have too many flowers. Or harps. Or cakes. He lets her know she'll make a beautiful, desirable bride— and tries not to picture her as his. He doesn't kiss her. If he kisses her, he definitely doesn't kiss her again. When all else fails, he puts her in a stunning gown and vows not to be nearby when the gown comes off. And no matter what—he doesn't fall in disastrous, hopeless love with the one woman he can never call his own.


The Duchess Hunt
  • Author : Jennifer Haymore
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Category: FICTION
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN Code: 9781455544127

Summary: Simon Hawkins, duke of Trent, eschews his normally strict code of honor when he begins a forbidden romance with lady's maid Sarah Osborne.


Chaucer's Book of the Duchess
  • Author : Jamie C. Fumo
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Category:
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN Code: 9781843845041

Summary: First entire collection centred on Chaucer's Book of the Duchess, making a compelling case for its importance and value.


Forever My Duke
  • Author : Olivia Drake
  • Publisher : NYLA
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1641971312

Summary: Olivia Drake returns to her delightful new Regency romance series featuring rakish dukes and the governesses who steal their hearts “I find Miss Fanshawe to be quite charming―for an American.”―The Prince Regent Hadrian Ames, the Duke of Clayton, needs a bride. He’s even picked out the perfect one. That is, until he meets the lovely, free-spirited Natalie Fanshawe. She’s the exact opposite of what a man in his position needs—or should want—in a wife: an utterly delightful, outspoken American who has never even set foot in a London ballroom. But Natalie doesn’t have time to be swept off her feet by a handsome duke she’s convinced is a scoundrel like every other British lord. As for his title, it’s not as if he actually worked to attain his wealth and status. He surely can’t understand what it’s like to be a busy woman, planning to open a school while trying to reunite a six-year-old orphan with his English relatives. But Hadrian is about to surprise Natalie, and himself, as he sets out to prove that this duke is worthy of a governess!


Bridgerton
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 0062424033

Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the first novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince—while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable…but not too amiable. Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen. Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society—just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend’s sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar. The plan works like a charm—at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London’s elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule... This novel includes the 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.


Little Red
  • Author : Sarah Ferguson
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • Release Date : 2016-07-02
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN Code: 9781481494717

Summary: Now available in paperback--the first in a new series that introduces Little Red, inspired by the hugely successful doll the Duchess designed as a mascot for her charity, Chances for Children. Full color.


The Enchanted Oak Tree
  • Author : Sarah Duchess of York
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-05-18
  • Category:
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN Code: 9780648762423

Summary: Open the antique gate and enter a secret garden where a world of enchantment and wonder awaits... Children will delight in this charming tale about an old oak tree that is not what it seems, for frolicking fairies make their home among its sheltering branches. Can the Butterfly Catchers help to return calm and harmony to the Secret Garden and all the creatures who dwell in it? Will they come to see the old oak tree for what it truly is - the heart of this special place? An enchanting, heart-warming tale from Sarah, Duchess of York.


Brazen and the Beast
  • Author : Sarah MacLean
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-07-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0062691988

Summary: New York Times Bestselling Author Sarah MacLean returns with the next book in the Bareknuckle Bastards series about three brothers bound by a secret that they cannot escape—and the women who bring them to their knees. The Lady’s Plan When Lady Henrietta Sedley declares her twenty-ninth year her own, she has plans to inherit her father’s business, to make her own fortune, and to live her own life. But first, she intends to experience a taste of the pleasure she’ll forgo as a confirmed spinster. Everything is going perfectly…until she discovers the most beautiful man she’s ever seen tied up in her carriage and threatening to ruin the Year of Hattie before it’s even begun. The Bastard’s Proposal When he wakes in a carriage at Hattie’s feet, Whit, a king of Covent Garden known to all the world as Beast, can’t help but wonder about the strange woman who frees him—especially when he discovers she’s headed for a night of pleasure . . . on his turf. He is more than happy to offer Hattie all she desires…for a price. An Unexpected Passion Soon, Hattie and Whit find themselves rivals in business and pleasure. She won’t give up her plans; he won’t give up his power . . . and neither of them sees that if they’re not careful, they’ll have no choice but to give up everything . . . including their hearts.


One Good Earl Deserves a Lover
  • Author : Sarah MacLean
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-01-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062065394

Summary: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, the second book in New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean’s award-winning Rules of Scoundrels series, is a lively, romantic adventure, starring a lovable, sometimes bumbling heroine and a sexy, leading man who offer up plenty of steamy sexual tension. Nearly engaged to Lord Castleton, the always proper and logical Lady Philippa “Pippa” Marbury wants to learn about London’s dark side before she happily heads off to the country and embraces married life. But it’s in London’s shadowy corners where she meets Cross, the brooding, mysterious bookkeeper of The Fallen Angel, London’s most notorious and coveted gaming hell. He’s a rogue in every sense of the word. Or is he? The heroes of the Rule of Scoundrels books will steal the hearts of their heroines and readers alike!