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Heiress Without a Cause
Author: Sara Ramsey
Publisher: Sara Ramsey
ISBN: 193831204X
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Year: 2012-01-23
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One title to change his life... A disgraced son with a dark reputation, William "Ferguson" Avenel is content to live in exile - until his father dies in the scandal of the Season. With rumors of insanity swirling around them, his sisters desperately need a chaperone. Ferguson thinks he's found the most proper woman in England - and he won't ruin her, even if he secretly desires the passionate woman trapped beneath a spinster's cap. One chance to break the rules... Lady Madeleine Vaillant can't face her blighted future without making one glorious memory for herself. In disguise, on a London stage, she finds all the adoration she never felt from the ton. But when she's nearly recognized, she will do anything to hide her identity - even setting up her actress persona as Ferguson's mistress. She'll take the pleasure he offers, but Madeleine won't lose her heart in the bargain. One season to fall in love... Every stolen kiss could lead to discovery, and Ferguson's old enemies are determined to ruin them both. But as their dangerous passion ignites their hearts and threatens their futures, how can an heiress who dreams of freedom deny the duke who demands her love? --- Series: Muses of Mayfair #1 Next Book: Scotsmen Prefer Blondes, Muses of Mayfair #2 - available now! Genre: Regency Historical Setting: London, 1812 Length: 94,000 words (full-length novel) Sensuality: Hot
My American Duchess
Author: Eloisa James
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062389440
Pages: 432
Year: 2016-01-26
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The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford— an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés. But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants. The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear: All is fair in love and war.
The Reluctant Duchess (Ladies of the Manor Book #2)
Author: Roseanna M. White
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441229450
Pages: 400
Year: 2016-04-05
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A Riveting Edwardian Series Set among Britain's High Society Lady Rowena Kinnaird may be the heiress to a Highland earldom, but she has never felt good enough--not for her father, not for the man she thought she'd marry, not for God. But after a shocking attack, she's willing to be forever an outcast if it means escaping Loch Morar. Brice Myerston, the Duke of Nottingham, has found himself in possession of a rare treasure his enemies are prepared to kill for. While Brice has never been one to shy away from manor-born ladies, the last thing he needs is the distraction of Lady Rowena, who finds herself in a desperate situation. But when Rowena's father tries to trap Brice into marrying his daughter, Brice makes a surprising decision. Rowena wanted to escape the Highlands, but she's reluctant to marry a notorious flirt. And when she learns that Brice is mixed up in questionable business with a stolen treasure, she fears she's about to end up directly in the path of everything she was trying to avoid.
Secrets of a Wedding Night
Author: Valerie Bowman
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466813199
Pages: 352
Year: 2012-09-25
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Secrets of a Wedding Night Valerie Bowman HOW TO STOP A WEDDING Young, widowed, and penniless, Lily Andrews, the Countess of Merrill, has strong opinions on marriage. When she spots a certain engagement announcement in The Times, she decides to take action. She will not allow another hapless girl to fall prey to a man—particularly the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Anonymously she writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled "Secrets of a Wedding Night," knowing it will find its way into his intended's innocent hands... HOW TO SEDUCE A WIDOW Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, desires a good wife and mother to his son—someone completely unlike Lily Andrews, the heartless beauty who led him on a merry chase five years ago only to reject him. When Devon's new fiancée cries off after reading a certain scandalous pamphlet, he vows to track down the author and make her pay. But when he learns it's his former fiancée Lily, he issues a challenge: write a retraction or prepare to be seduced—to find out how wonderful a wedding night can be...
The Last of the Duchess
Author: Caroline Blackwood
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0345802632
Pages: 295
Year: 2012
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A portrait of the Duchess of Windsor focuses on her final days and profiles Maitre Blum, one of France's most powerful lawyers, who controlled every aspect of the Duchess' life.
My Fair Duchess
Author: Julie Johnstone
Publisher: Julie Johnstone
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Pages: 265
Year: 2014-09-29
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After years of playing the rogue to hide a dark family secret, the Duke of Aversley feels tainted beyond redemption and cynical beyond repair. Never does he imagine hope will come in the form of a quirky, quick-witted lady determined to win the heart of another aristocrat. Thanks to a painfully awkward past, Lady Amelia De Vere long ago relinquished the notion she was a flower that had yet to blossom. But when her family faces financial ruin and the man she has always loved is on the verge of marrying another, she’ll try anything to transform herself to capture her childhood love and save her family―including agreeing to participate in a bet between her brother and the notorious, dangerously handsome Duke Of Aversley. Bound by the bet, Amelia and Aversley discover unexpected understanding and passion beyond their wildest dreams, if only they can let go of their pride, put trust in each other and chance losing their hearts. This is book one in the Regency Romance series Once Upon a Rogue.
The Luckiest Lady in London
Author: Sherry Thomas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101631112
Pages: 304
Year: 2013-11-05
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"Transporting" --The New York Times Book Review From the superbly gifted Sherry Thomas comes this beautifully written romance about a marriage of convenience that turns inconveniently passionate... Felix Rivendale, the Marquess of Wrenworth, is The Ideal Gentleman, a man all men want to be and all women want to possess. Even Felix himself almost believes this golden image. But underneath is a damaged soul soothed only by public adulation. Louisa Cantwell needs to marry well to support her sisters. She does not, however, want Lord Wrenworth—though he seems inexplicably interested in her. She mistrusts his outward perfection, and the praise he garners everywhere he goes. Still, when he is the only man to propose at the end of the London season, she reluctantly accepts. Louisa does not understand her husband’s mysterious purposes, but she cannot deny the pleasure her body takes in his touch. Nor can she deny the pull this magnetic man exerts upon her. But does she dare to fall in love with a man so full of dark secrets, any one of which could devastate her, if she were to get any closer?
Runaway and Freed Missouri Slaves and Those who Helped Them, 1763-1865
Author: Harriet C. Frazier
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078641829X
Pages: 214
Year: 2004-01-01
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From the beginning of French rule of Missouri in 1720 through this state's abolition of slavery in 1865, liberty was always the goal of the vast majority of its enslaved people. The presence in eastern Kansas of a host of abolitionists from New England made slaveholding risky business. Many religiously devout persons were imprisoned in Missouri for "slave stealing." Based largely on old newspapers, prison records, pardon papers, and other archival materials, this book is an account of the legal and physical obstacles that slaves faced in their quest for freedom and of the consequences suffered by persons who tried to help them. Attitudes of both slave holders and abolitionists are examined, as is the institution's protection in both the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution. The book discusses the experiences of particular individuals and examines the Underground Railroad on Missouri's borders. Appendices provide details from two Spanish colonial census reports, a list of abolitionist prison inmates with details about their time served, and the percentages of African Americans still in bondage in 16 jurisdictions from 1820 to 1860.
My Forbidden Duchess
Author: Miriam Minger
Publisher: Walker Publishing
ISBN: 1943644152
Pages: 169
Year: 2017-11-03
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Marguerite Easton dreads enduring another Season after the ton treated her so cruelly. A country parson’s daughter, she doesn’t fit in. Yet news has flown that the handsome hero who once helped to save her and her sisters from harm will arrive soon in London. How can she resist the chance to see him again? Walker Burke never imagined the startling truth behind his birth would bring him back to England after he’d been banished as a traitor. Now he must take a wife—and his father, the Duke of Summerlin, has forbidden him to marry anyone but a noblewoman. Yet when Walker spies the stunning beauty he hasn’t seen in three years, will he defy his father’s wishes and make her his bride? “Five stars . . . should be at the top of your shopping list! Miriam Minger is a fifty-carat jewel.” – Affaire de Coeur “Miriam Minger is a master storyteller who illustrates the full gamut of emotions felt by her characters. Emotions so strong that you are pulled into the pages and into their lives.” – Inside Romance Enjoy all five books in Miriam Minger’s bestselling The Man of My Dreams Series: Book 1: SECRETS OF MIDNIGHT (Donovan and Corisande) Book 2: MY RUNAWAY HEART (Jared and Lindsay) Book 3: MY FORBIDDEN DUCHESS (Walker and Marguerite) Book 4: KISSED AT TWILIGHT (Adam and Linette) Book 5: MY FUGITIVE PRINCE (Valentin and Estelle) More Historical Romance by Miriam Minger The O’Byrne Brides Series WILD ANGEL WILD ROSES WILD MOONLIGHT ON A WILD WINTER'S NIGHT The Man of My Dreams Series SECRETS OF MIDNIGHT MY RUNAWAY HEART MY FORBIDDEN DUCHESS KISSED AT TWILIGHT MY FUGITIVE PRINCE Captive Brides Collection TWIN PASSIONS CAPTIVE ROSE THE PAGAN’S PRIZE Dangerous Masquerade Collection THE BRIGAND BRIDE THE TEMPTRESS BRIDE THE IMPOSTOR BRIDE Contemporary Romance with a Historical Romance Twist THE MAIDEN AND THE BILLIONAIRE THE GOVERNESS AND THE BILLIONAIRE THE PIRATE QUEEN AND THE BILLIONAIRE THE HIGHLAND BRIDE AND THE BILLIONAIRE Specially Priced Box Sets CAPTIVE BRIDES: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION DANGEROUS MASQUERADE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION THE MAN OF MY DREAMS: THE COMPLETE SERIES THE O'BYRNE BRIDES: THE COMPLETE SERIES TO LOVE A BILLIONAIRE: THE COMPLETE SERIES Contemporary Romantic Suspense OPERATION HERO
To Seduce a Stranger
Author: Susanna Craig
Publisher: Lyrical Press
ISBN: 1601836198
Pages: 384
Year: 2017-04-11
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"Craig is really making a name for herself as a rising historical author!" —RT Book Reviews “An elegant new voice in historical romance!” —New York Times bestselling author Meredith Duran Desire waylays the plans of a man with a mysterious past and a woman with an uncertain future, in Susanna Craig’s unforgettable series set in Georgian England. After her much older husband dies—leaving her his fortune—Charlotte Blakemore finds herself at the mercy of her stepson, who vows to contest the will and destroy her life. With nowhere to turn and no one to help her, she embarks on an elaborate ruse—only to find herself stranded on the way to London. . . More than twenty years in the West Indies have hardened Edward Cary, but not enough to abandon a helpless woman at a roadside inn—especially one as disarmingly beautiful as Charlotte. He takes her with him to the Gloucestershire estate he is determined to restore, though he is suspicious of every word that falls from her distractingly lush lips. As far as Charlotte knows, Edward is nothing more than a steward, and there’s no reason to reveal his noble birth until he can right his father’s wrongs. Acting as husband and wife will keep people in the village from asking questions that neither Charlotte nor Edward are willing to answer. But the game they’re each determined to play has rules that beg to broken, when the passion between them threatens to uncover the truth—for better or worse. . .
London Charivari
Author: Henry Mayhew, Mark Lemon, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Sir Francis Cowley Burnand, Sir Owen Seaman
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Hell! Said the Duchess
Author: Michael Arlen, Mark Valentine
Publisher:
ISBN: 1939140528
Pages: 98
Year: 2013
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"It belongs to those short, perfect books that are rarely written in English." - "Evening Standard" "[T]his extremely odd performance is indicative of great power." - Gerald Gould, "The Observer" "[A] right intriguing comedy and mystery. As entertainment during your insomnia, it is earnestly recommended." - "Milwaukee Journal" "[A] perfect masterpiece of hair-raising horror. It may offend some of its readers, but it will not bore them." - "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" A female killer stalks the streets of London, sleeping with young men before slashing their throats and mutilating their bodies. The crimes have baffled the police and enraged Londoners, who demand the murderer's arrest. Mary, Duchess of Dove, a gentle young widow who is beloved by all who know her, seems an unlikely suspect, but the clues all point to her. The police have a variety of theories - perhaps the Duchess has been hypnotized or drugged, maybe she has an evil double, or could it be a Communist plot to discredit the peerage? Inspector Basil Icelin is determined to solve the mystery, but the true explanation is far more shocking and terrifying than anyone could ever imagine. Michael Arlen (1895-1956) became a rich and world-famous celebrity after the publication of his bestseller "The Green Hat" in 1924. "Hell! said the Duchess" (1934) is a delightfully bizarre book, telling a "bedtime story" in a light, humorous style that contrasts oddly with its gruesome and horrific subject matter. This first-ever reprinting of what Karl Edward Wagner has called the best supernatural horror novel ever written includes an introduction by Mark Valentine.
The Duchess Deal
Author: Tessa Dare
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062349074
Pages: 384
Year: 2017-08-22
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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…
A Fallen Lady
Author: Elizabeth Kingston
Publisher:
ISBN: 154301481X
Pages: 362
Year: 2017-02-26
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Six years ago, to the outrage of her family and the delight of London gossips, Lady Helen Dehaven refused to marry the man to whom she was betrothed. Even more shockingly, her refusal came on the heels of her scandalous behavior: she and her betrothed were caught in a most compromising position. Leaving her reputation in tatters and her motivations a mystery, Helen withdrew to a simple life in a little village among friends, where her secrets remained hers alone. For reasons of his own, Stephen Hampton, Lord Summerdale, is determined to learn the truth behind the tangled tale of Helen's ruin. There is nothing he abhors so much as scandal - nothing he prizes so well as discretion - and so he is shocked to find, when he tracks Helen down, that he cannot help but admire her. Against all expectations, he finds himself forgiving her scandalous history in favor of only being near her.But the bitter past will not relinquish Helen's heart so easily. How can she trust a man so steeped in the culture of high society, who conceals so much? And how can he, so devoted to the appearance of propriety, ever love a fallen lady?