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Marianne Daventry är olycklig. Hennes mor har omkommit i en olycka och hennes far har i djup sorg flytt till Frankrike och placerat ut sina tvillingdöttrar hos släktingar. Marianne är hos sin mormor i Bath och systern Cecily är hos en kusin i London.Marianne längtar efter sin syster och när Cecily erbjuder henne att följa med till en väninnas herrgård på landet, Edenbrooke, blir hon överlycklig. Föga anar hon att det kommer blir en dramatisk sommar som för alltid kommer att förändra hennes liv. JULIANNE DONALDSON är en amerikansk författare som fått en stor skara trogna läsare med sina hittills tre romanceböcker. Edenbrooke är hennes prisbelönta, bästsäljande debutroman. Julianne Donaldsson bor med sin familj i Utah. »Den här vackra kärlekshistorien kommer att värma ditt hjärta.« Publishers Weekly, Starred Review »Fans av Jane Austen och historisk romance kommer att älska den här finstämda romantiska berättelsen.« Brazen Bookworm.
The lush Scottish Highlands are a tempting setting for seduction in New York Times bestselling author Julia London’s sparkling novel. Who is the captive and who is the captor? When a sexy laird holds a spirited English lady for ransom, she turns the tables and steals his heart. The last person Daria Babcock expects to find in her grandmother’s home is a brawny, naked Highlander. She doesn’t buy Mamie’s explanation about finding the poor man shot in the woods. Nor does she trust the gorgeous laird, who insists his own memory fails him. But Daria came to Scotland looking for adventure and romance, and after the intriguing stranger kidnaps her, she gets her wish—and so much more.....
Two young girls hold the fate of the world in their hands in the highly anticipated sequel to the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Children of Eden. Two girls, one destiny. Yarrow is an elite: rich, regal, destined for greatness. She’s the daughter of one of the most powerful women in Eden. At the exclusive Oaks boarding school, she makes life miserable for anyone foolish enough to cross her. Her life is one wild party after another…until she meets a fascinating, lilac-haired girl named Lark. Meanwhile, there is Rowan, who has been either hiding or running all her life. As an illegal second child in a strictly regulated world, her very existence is a threat to society, punishable by death…or worse. After her father betrayed his family, and after the government killed her mother, Rowan discovered a whole city of people like herself. Safe in an underground sanctuary that also protected the last living tree on Earth, Rowan found friendship, and maybe more, in a fearless hero named Lachlan. But when she was captured by the government, her fate was uncertain. When these two girls discover the thread that binds them together, the collision of memories means that their lives may change drastically—and that Eden may never be the same..
New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale offers up mystery, romance, and a lot of fun in this follow-up to Austenland. When Charlotte Kinder treats herself to a two-week vacation at Austenland, she happily leaves behind her ex-husband and his delightful new wife, her ever-grateful children, and all the rest of her real life in America. She dons a bonnet and stays at a country manor house that provides an immersive Austen experience, complete with gentleman actors who cater to the guests' Austen fantasies. Everyone at Pembrook Park is playing a role, but increasingly, Charlotte isn't sure where roles end and reality begins. And as the parlor games turn a little bit menacing, she finds she needs more than a good corset to keep herself safe. Is the brooding Mr. Mallery as sinister as he seems? What is Miss Gardenside's mysterious ailment? Was that an actual dead body in the secret attic room? And-perhaps of the most lasting importance-could the stirrings in Charlotte's heart be a sign of real-life love? The follow-up to reader favorite Austenland provides the same perfectly plotted pleasures, with a feisty new heroine, plenty of fresh and frightening twists, and the possibility of a romance that might just go beyond the proper bounds of Austen's world. How could it not turn out right in the end?.
It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset—visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own—still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him. When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia’s world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she’s not the seer of dark portents, but the cause. This book features a teaser chapter from Saundra Mitchell’s third novel, The Springsweet..
Julianne Donaldson, a premiada autora de Edenbrooke, apresenta Blackmoore e sua intensa protagonista Kate, uma jovem vivaz que não se enquadra nos padrões do século XIX Kate Worthington conhece seu coração e sabe que nunca vai se casar. Em vez disso, seu plano é viajar para a Índia – ao menos com o intuito de encontrar paz para seu espírito irrequieto e fugir da família que ela abomina. Mas a mãe de Kate tem outros planos e faz um pacto com a filha: Índia, sim, mas só depois que a moça tiver recebido – e rejeitado – três pedidos de casamento. Kate parte em uma viagem para a imponente mansão Blackmoore, determinada a cumprir sua parte no acordo. Lá, ela pede a ajuda de seu querido amigo de infância, Henry Delafield. Contudo, quando se trata de assuntos do coração, os pactos são insignificantes e os planos são passíveis de mudanças. Nas terras selvagens que integram Blackmoore, Kate deve enfrentar a verdade que manteve seu coração cativo. Será que o pedido que ela está determinada a rejeitar pode ser, na verdade, aquele que libertará seu coração? Situado no norte da Inglaterra, em 1820, Blackmoore é um romance de época sobre uma jovem que luta para aceitar e seguir os desejos de seu coração. Uma mistura de O morro dos ventos uivantes com Mulheres adoráveis, com uma reviravolta deliciosa. Sobre a autora: JULIANNE DONALDSON é uma autora romântica incurável. Sua obra foi premiada em duas categorias no prestigiado Whitney Award, além de ter sido finalista no Goodreads Choice Awards. Edenbrooke foi seu primeiro romance publicado, seguido por Blackmoore, ambos lançados no Brasil pela Universo dos Livros. Prêmios e indicações recebidos pela autora: ● Prêmio Whitney Award, categoria melhor romance; ● Prêmio Whitney Award, categoria melhor romance de estreia; ● Menção Honrosa no Festival do Livro de Southwest; ● Finalista do ForeWord Reviews, categoria melhor romance; ● Finalista do Goodreads Choice Awards, categoria melhor romance. Elogios a Blackmoore: “Admiradores de Austen, Gaskell e das irmãs Brontë apreciarão esta leve história de amor, que se passa no início do século XIX. […] Donaldson sabe transformar uma frase. Blackmoore é gracioso e fácil de ler, perfeito para um dia na praia ou acompanhados de chá e bolinhos servidos na melhor porcelana.” — ForeWord Reviews Leia também: ● Edenbrooke, Julianne Donaldson.
The second book in the Hex series features feisty witch Jazz and her drop-dead gorgeous vampire cop boyfriend in a new installment. On again, off again for over 300 years, Jazz and Nick are finally back together, but then Jazz thinks Nick has bitten her. Separated again, upset and angry, the two of them start having violent, recurring dreams in which each one figures in disturbing and menacing ways. They can't sleep, they can't eat, and they finally figure out they'd better get together and discover who's poisoning their dreams-and their relationship. Full of the fantastic secondary characters that Linda Wisdom's fans know and love, including Jazz's sister witches and a cast of delectable supernatural male characters, Hex Appeal is fun and funny paranormal romance at its best. "Filled with loads of sass and sensuality, plenty of laughs and a host of oddball characters who'll leave you in stitches and asking for more." -Book Loons "With a rollicking cast of supporting characters, biting wit and sensual scenes, 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover is 'a high-power keg of excitement!'" -Coffee Time Romance 4 Star Review-Romantic Times: "Longtime series author Wisdom makes a wickedly fun jump into the supernatural realm. Offbeat characters...offer insight into this highly intriguing new heroine. The balance of danger, adventure and the supernatural is excellent. With characters as rich and challenging as these, let's hope we haven't seen the last of them." "Wisdom, no stranger to romance fans, delivers a striking opening salvo in her new paranormal series... a zany, hot read." -Booklist.
A fiercely independent duchess and a brooding, reclusive earl are tested by the demands of desire in this unforgettable romance from the USA Today bestselling author of A Kiss of Lies and A Night of Forever. For Rose Deverill, one husband was enough. As the wealthy widow of the Duke of Roxborough, she has cultivated an unsavory reputation meant to discourage wife hunters. Thanks to a string of steamy affairs, Rose is perfectly content to be known by polite society as the “Wicked Widow”—until she’s reunited with the man she fell in love with at age fifteen. Their bedroom encounters are scorching, but it breaks Rose’s heart to wonder whether her reckless behavior ruined her for Philip Flagstaff. The second son of the Earl of Cumberland, Philip never wanted the title. But after Philip’s older brother, Robert, follows him into the Battle of Waterloo, his worst fears come to pass. Now Robert lies in a soldier’s grave, and Philip is determined never to pass on the inheritance to children of his own. Then Rose appears, soothing the pain with her delightful curves and passionate kisses. The notorious Duchess seems to want nothing from him—and yet Philip has never ached to give a woman more. Don’t miss any of Bronwen Evans’s enchanting Disgraced Lords novels: A KISS OF LIES | A PROMISE OF MORE | A TOUCH OF PASSION | A WHISPER OF DESIRE | A TASTE OF SEDUCTION | A NIGHT OF FOREVER | ADDICTED TO THE DUKE | A LOVE TO REMEMBER Praise for A Love to Remember “OMG! This book was amazing, it is well written, flows perfectly, has super-hot love scenes, a lot of action, a bit of angst, [and] moments when you want to smack the hero.”—Flippin’ Pages Book Review Blog “The story is totally engaging and I had a hard time putting it down.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews (five stars) “A Love to Remember by Bronwen Evans is an awesome read. Ms. Evans has gifted historical romance fans with yet another amazing story.”—Debjonesdiem “I really loved this book.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews “Sizzling romance and page-turning suspense make a read not to be missed! Loved it!”—Maeve Greyson, author of the Highland Heart Series “With its complex characters, suspenseful plot, and steamy passion, Bronwen Evans’s A Love to Remember should not be missed. Readers will fall in love with Rose and Philip and stay up way past bedtime to cheer for their happily ever after.”—Shana Galen, bestselling author of I Kissed a Rogue Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title..
"Readers will easily fall for Sophie and Ned in their gaslit surroundings." -Library Journal, starred review A Courtship of Convenience Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent. A man of little emotion—or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she’s ready to put an end to things. A Last Chance for Love But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn’t as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there’s Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What’s a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there’ll be no false formality. This time they’ll get to know each other for who they really are..
With a past too terrible to speak of, and a bleak, lonely future ahead of her, Aerin Renning is shocked to find she has earned a place at the most exclusive school in the universe. Aerin excels at Academy 7 in all but debate, where Dane Madousin?son of one of the most powerful men in the Alliance? consistently outtalks her. Fortunately Aerin consistently outwits him at sparring. They are at the top of their class until Dane jeopardizes everything and Aerin is unintentionally dragged down with him. When the pair is given a joint punishment, an unexpected friendship?and romance?begins to form. But Dane and Aerin both harbor dangerous secrets, and the two are linked in ways neither of them could ever have imagined. . . ..
A deliciously entertaining novel of Austenesque love and misunderstanding, from the master of Regency fiction. When Caroline Fortune's prodigal father loses all they possess, he arranges for his daughter to become the companion of the formidable (but extremely wealthy and childless) Mrs Catling. Although uncomfortable with the plan Caroline resolves to make the most of this introduction to polite society, and her beauty and intelligence soon attract many admirers. But, much to her dismay, she is just as quick to realise that love and romance are not what some 'gentlemen' seek and finds herself unjustly implicated in their indiscretions. Exasperated by her predicament can Miss Fortune retain her reputation without losing her head? And will she discover that there is at least one good man who is more than willing to take her side and, indeed, her fancy?.
Cambridge, 1939. Wieder einmal zieht Detective Inspector Eden Brooke ruhelos durch die nächtliche Stadt. Seitdem er in Gefangenschaft gefoltert wurde, findet er keinen Schlaf mehr und leidet unter extremer Lichtempfindlichkeit. Nur in den verdunkelten Straßen fühlt er sich noch wohl - bis sich mehrere Sperrballons losreißen und eine Explosion im Stellwerk auslösen. Am nächsten Morgen wird eine Leiche am Fluss gefunden - auseinandergerissen von einer unglaublichen Kraft. Ist einer der Sperrballons daran schuld oder steckt mehr dahinter?.
’SINISTER, MYSTERIOUS AND REFRESHINGLY DIFFERENT’ ANDREW TAYLOR, AUTHOR OF THE ASHES OF LONDON 1939, Cambridge. The opening weeks of the Second World War, and the first blackout – The Great Darkness – envelops the city. Detective Inspector Eden Brooke, a wounded hero of the Great War, takes his nightly dip in the cool waters of the Cam. Sirens wail and yet in this Phoney War the enemy never comes. But daylight reveals a corpse on the riverside, the body torn apart by some unspeakable force. Brooke investigates, calling on the expertise of his fellow ‘nighthawks’, all condemned, like him, to a life lived away from the light. Within hours there is another victim slaughtered under cover of The Great Darkness. War has many casualties, but what links these crimes of the night? ‘Intelligent crime fiction – leaves the reader hungry for more’ Val McDermid.
A lone German bomber crosses the East coast of Britain on a moonless night in the long hot summer of 1940. The pilot picks up the silver thread of a river and following it to his target, drops his bomb over Cambridge’s rail yards. The shell falls short of its mark, and lands in a maze-like neighbourhood of terraced streets on the edge of the city’s medieval centre. D I Eden Brooke is first on the scene and discovers the body of an elderly woman, Nora Wylde, beside her shattered bed in a terrace house on Elm Street, two fingers on her left hand severed, in what looks like a brutal attempt by looters to steal her rings. When the next day Nora’s teenage granddaughter, Peggy, a munitions worker at Marshall’s Airfield, is reported missing, Brooke realises there is more to the situation than meets the eye..
‘INTELLIGENT AND WELL-WRITTEN’ HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY Cambridge, 1940. Snow is falling thick and fast on a cold winter’s night. As a college porter makes his nightly rounds, he is startled to hear a boy’s desperate screams for help coming from the icy river below. But by dawn the river has claimed its victim. When the following night an Irish Republican slogan is left at the scene of a factory explosion, Detective Inspector Eden Brooke questions whether there could be a connection between the two events. As more riddles come to light, he begins to close in on a killer, but there is one last twist: it seems that the boy had his own startling secret..
THE NOVELS Watch and Ward, Roderick Hudson, The American, The Europeans, Confidence, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Reverberator, The Tragic Muse, The Other House, The Spoils of Poynton, What Maisie Knew, The Awkward Age, The Sacred Fount, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, The Golden Bowl, The Outcry, The Whole Family, The Ivory Tower, The Sense of the Past THE TALES A Tragedy of Error, The Story of a Year, A Landscape-Painter, A Day of Days, My Friend Bingham, Poor Richard, The Story of a Masterpiece, The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, A Most Extraordinary Case, A Problem, etc. THE PLAYS Pyramus And Thisbe, Still Waters, A Change of Heart, Daisy Miller, Tenants, Disengaged, The Album, The Reprobate, Guy Domville, Summersoft, The High Bid, The Outcry THE TRAVEL WRITING Transatlantic Sketches, Portraits of Places, A Little Tour in France, English Hours, The American Scene, Italian Hours THE CRITICISM French Novelists and Poets, Hawthorne, Partial Portraits, Essays in London and Elsewhere, Picture and Text, Views and Reviews, Notes on Novelists, Within the Rim and Other Essays, Notes and Reviews THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES A Small Boy and Others, Notes of a Son and Brother, The Middle Years.
¿Por qué habría de casarse por algo tan pasajero como el amor? La vida da muchas vueltas... Amber Marie Sterlington, la sensación de la temporada en Londres, ya ha elegido a unos cuantos hombres, y sabe qué es lo que más le importa en un marido: que tenga un título y fortuna. ¿Por qué habría de casarse por algo tan pasajero como el amor? ¿Y por qué habría de mirar más de dos veces a Thomas Richards, el tercer hijo de un hacendado rural? Sin embargo, cuando su estatus social se ve amenazado por un secreto que la agobia, el carácter de quien sea su futuro esposo se convierte en algo mucho más importante que su posición. Tras sufrir una humillación pública, se ve desterrada a Yorkshire. Sola, con la única compañía de su doncella, Amber tendrá que enfrentarse a un futuro y una vida que está muy por debajo de lo que ella siempre ha conocido. Humillada y abandonada por todos, empezará a plantearse si esa soledad será lo mejor. Después de todo, ¿quién podría quererla ahora? LOS LECTORES OPINAN: «Me encanta esta línea de Clean Romance - un romance limpio y divertido, y este definitivamente es único en su género». Goodreads «Emocionante e hipnótica... Excepcionalmente conmovedora...». Publishers Weekly Starred Review «Prosa inusualmente bien elaborada…». Kirkus Review HECHOS DESTACADOS 1. Libro ganador del premio Swoony a la mejor novela de Regencia. 2. Gustará a las lectoras de Charlotte Brönte y Jane Austen y a todas las amantes de historias de Regencia. 3. Otro libro de nuestra línea Clean Romance, precedido de historias tan vendidas como Edenbrooke, de Julianne Donaldson, Por fin en Marshington Abbey, de Kristi Ann Hunter, o El secreto de Pembrooke Park, de Julie Klassen..