Ein unsittliches Angebot


Author: Cecilia Grant
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3802591755
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 3765
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Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes kämpft die junge Witwe Martha Russell darum, ihr Anwesen Seton Park zu behalten. Um ihren Anspruch darauf zu festigen, greift sie zu einer List: Mit dem attraktiven Lebemann Christopher Mirkwood will sie ein Kind zeugen, das sie als Erbe ihres verstorbenen Mannes ausgeben kann. Sie hätte jedoch nie vermutet, dass sie sich in Christopher verlieben könnte ...

Ein unsittliches Angebot


Author: Cecilia Grant
Publisher: Egmont LYX
ISBN: 9783802588716
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 358
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Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes kämpft die junge Witwe Martha Russell darum, ihr Anwesen Seton Park zu behalten. Um ihren Anspruch darauf zu festigen, greift sie zu einer List: Mit dem attraktiven Lebemann Christopher Mirkwood will sie ein Kind zeugen, das sie als Erbe ihres verstorbenen Mannes ausgeben kann. Sie hätte jedoch nie vermutet, dass sie sich in Christopher verlieben könnte ...

A Lady Awakened: Blackshear Family


Author: Cecilia Grant
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755396782
Category: Fiction
Page: 291
View: 1441
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Fans of Eloisa James, Sherry Thomas, Courtney Milan and Grace Burrowes will adore Cecilia Grant's emotionally rich and deeply passionate Regency romance. Newly widowed and desperate to protect her estate from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a daring plan. Or rather, a daring plan to conceive. If she has an heir on the way, her future will be secured. Forsaking all she knows of propriety, Martha approaches her neighbor, a London exile with a wicked reputation, and offers a strictly business proposition: a month of illicit interludes...for a fee. Theophilus Mirkwood ought to be insulted. But how can he resist this siren in widow's weeds, whose offer is simply too outrageously tempting to decline? Theo endeavors to awaken this shamefully neglected beauty to pleasure - only to find her dead set against taking any enjoyment in the scandalous bargain. Surely she can't resist him for ever. But could her surrender open their hearts to the most unexpected arrival of all...love? For more powerful, sensual romance, lose yourself in the Blackshear Family series: A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong, A Lady Awakened, A Gentleman Undone, A Woman Entangled.

Das Versprechen der Kurtisane


Author: Cecilia Grant
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 380259326X
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 2022
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Lydia Slaughter ist die Kurtisane eines reichen Mannes, deren sehnlichster Wunsch es ist, sich freizukaufen. Sie trifft ein heimliches Abkommen mit dem ehemaligen Offizier Will Blackshear. Gemeinsam versuchen sie, beim Kartenspiel ein Vermögen zu gewinnen. Doch dann erhöht sich für sie unerwartet der Einsatz - ihrer beider Herzen stehen auf dem Spiel!

A Woman Entangled: Blackshear Family


Author: Cecilia Grant
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755396820
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
View: 5658
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Fans of Eloisa James, Sherry Thomas, Courtney Milan and Grace Burrowes will adore Cecilia Grant's emotionally rich and deeply passionate Regency romance. Kate Westbrook has dreams far bigger than romance. Love won't get her into London's most consequential parties, nor prevent her sisters from being snubbed and looked down upon - all because their besotted father unadvisedly married an actress. But a noble husband for Kate would deliver a future most suited to the granddaughter of an earl. Armed with ingenuity, breathtaking beauty, and the help of an idle aunt with connections, Kate is poised to make her dreams come true. Unfortunately, a familiar face - albeit a maddeningly handsome one - appears bent on upsetting her scheme. Implored by Kate's worried father to fend off the rogues eager to exploit his daughter's charms, Nick Blackshear has set aside the torch he's carried for Kate in order to do right by his friend. Anyway, she made quite clear that his feelings were not returned - though policing her won't abate Nick's desire. Reckless passion leads to love's awakening, but time is running out. Kate must see for herself that the charms of high society are nothing compared to the infinite sweet pleasures demanded by the heart. For more powerful, sensual romance, lose yourself in the Blackshear Family series: A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong, A Lady Awakened, A Gentleman Undone, A Woman Entangled.

A Woman Entangled


Author: Cecilia Grant
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0345532570
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 8975
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY RT BOOK REVIEWS • An ambitious beauty seeking a spot among the elite is thwarted by a most disruptive gentleman in Cecilia Grant’s witty, elegant, and exquisitely sensual novel. Kate Westbrook has dreams far bigger than romance. Love won’t get her into London’s most consequential parties, nor prevent her sisters from being snubbed and looked down upon—all because their besotted father unadvisedly married an actress. But a noble husband for Kate would deliver a future most suited to the granddaughter of an earl. Armed with ingenuity, breathtaking beauty, and the help of an idle aunt with connections, Kate is poised to make her dreams come true. Unfortunately, a familiar face—albeit a maddeningly handsome one—appears bent on upsetting her scheme. Implored by Kate’s worried father to fend off the rogues eager to exploit his daughter’s charms, Nick Blackshear has set aside the torch he’s carried for Kate in order to do right by his friend. Anyway, she made quite clear that his feelings were not returned—though policing her won’t abate Nick’s desire. Reckless passion leads to love’s awakening, but time is running out. Kate must see for herself that the charms of high society are nothing compared to the infinite sweet pleasures demanded by the heart. Praise for A Woman Entangled “In the third of her Blackshear family series, Grant tackles class distinction and complex family dynamics in a wonderful sensual romance and witty tale in the style of Jane Austen . . . Grant skillfully takes a shallow, immature heroine and develops her into a likable, admirable grown woman. Grant is a smart, innovative, clever writer.”—RT Book Reviews “Wielding a deliciously sharp wit that even Jane Austen would envy, Grant delivers yet another cleverly conceived and deftly choreographed Regency historical that is both lushly sensual and thoroughly romantic. Readers who have yet to discover Grant’s impeccably written romances are in for a rare treat.”—Booklist (starred review) “An emotionally rich, sensually lush romance.”—Kirkus Reviews “Cecilia Grant is swiftly becoming one of my favorite historical romance authors, with her complex characters and thoughtful explorations of how their historical period shapes them. If you love multifaceted stories, definitely give her work a try!”—Heroes and Heartbreakers “The writing and characterization is every bit as good as I’ve come to expect, and Ms. Grant’s economic, restrained style works beautifully to allow the depth of emotion that bubbles under the surface throughout the story to speak for itself. There is no verbiage for the sake of it; this author pays her readers the huge compliment of trusting us with her material and letting us work things out for ourselves.”—All About Romance From the Paperback edition.

Duft der Leidenschaft

Roman
Author: Robin Schone
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442356539
Category:
Page: 476
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A Gentleman Undone: Blackshear Family


Author: Cecilia Grant
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755396804
Category: Fiction
Page: 297
View: 8083
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Fans of Eloisa James, Sherry Thomas, Courtney Milan and Grace Burrowes will adore Cecilia Grant's emotionally rich and deeply passionate Regency romance. Lydia Slaughter understands the games men play - both in and out of the bedroom. Not afraid to bend the rules to suit her needs, she fleeces Will Blackshear outright. The Waterloo hero had his own daring agenda for London's gaming tables. But now he prepares for a wager of wits and desire with Lydia, the streetwise temptress who keeps him at arm's length. A kept woman in desperate straits, Lydia has a sharp mind and a head for numbers. She gambles, hoping to win enough to claim her independence. An alliance with Will may be a winning proposition for them both. But the arrangement involves dicey odds with rising stakes, sweetened with unspoken promise of fleshly delights. And any sleight of hand could find their hearts betting on something neither can afford to risk: love. For more powerful, sensual romance, lose yourself in the Blackshear Family series: A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong, A Lady Awakened, A Gentleman Undone, A Woman Entangled.

Dream Girl Awakened

A Novel
Author: Stacy Campbell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145169654X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 7109
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A titillating, backstabbing look at what happens when your dream man lives in another woman’s house. On the outside, Aruba Dixon has a life other women envy: a beautiful home, her handsome husband, James, and a gorgeous son. Inside, Aruba knows the truth. When her husband quits his fifth job in seven months, she’s done. Aruba wants a better husband, and she has the perfect man in mind—her friend Victoria’s husband. Victoria Faulk is a head-turning stunner—and she tells herself so every day. Between shopping, assigning tasks to her nanny, and making sure her daughter doesn’t smudge the walls of her million-dollar home, Victoria can’t fathom having sex with her husband. But when he grows distant, Victoria backpedals to the good old days to regain his affection. Will it be too late? Tawatha Gipson feels it’s high time she found a husband. So do her four children by four different men. Each time Tawatha thought she’d snagged a ring and a man, something goes wrong. When she spots James Dixon at the jobsite, she’s determined to have him by any means necessary. As these women’s lives intersect and collide, they learn the grass is greener on the other side…but it isn’t always easy to hop the fence.

House Documents


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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Das Erwachen

Roman
Author: Kate Chopin,Barbara Becker,Karen Nölle-Fischer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783942374002
Category:
Page: 211
View: 9583
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A Form Foredoomed to Looseness

Henry James's Preoccupation with the Gender of Fiction
Author: Cecile Mazzucco-Than
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 241
View: 1514
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This book examines critical prose written by Henry James and a representative group of American and British novelists and critics of his era in order to reveal a subtextual debate about the gender of fiction. A close examination of the adjectives and metaphors used to describe fiction uncovers a persistent pattern linked to the socio-cultural valuation of women’s work versus men’s. James’s prose criticism reveals the strongest pattern, but a similar pattern is also discernable in criticism by well-known authors such as W. D. Howells and Robert Louis Stevenson, as well as the anonymous and now obscure critics writing in the periodicals of James’s day. Studying the gendered accounts of the art of fiction can help redesign our idea of the modern, especially the modern novel, as a creative misreading based on changes in the roles of men and women and ideas of gender that existed in society and culture and reverberated in literature.

Wiedersehen mit Brideshead

Die heiligen und profanen Erinnerungen des Captain Charles Ryder
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257603436
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 2057
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›Wiedersehen mit Brideshead‹ ist das englische Gegenstück zum amerikanischen ›Großen Gatsby‹: das Porträt der Schönen und Reichen in den Jahren zwischen den Weltkriegen, die Chronik einer Vertreibung aus dem Paradies bei Anbruch der modernen Zeit – und die Geschichte einer unmöglichen Liebe.

A lady's gift, or, Woman as she ought to be


Author: Jane Kinderly Stanford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Portrait of a Lady

A Leonardo DaVinci Mystery
Author: Diane A. S. Stuckart
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101014608
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 7083
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The legendary Renaissance man and amateur sleuth is back in this exciting follow-up to The Queen's Gambit. As court engineer to the Duke of Milan, Leonardo da Vinci turns his superior mind to a variety of pursuits-from painting to solving the occasional murder. After the deaths of two female servants, Leonardo asks his apprentice, Dino, to go undercover disguised as a woman in the service of the Duke's ward, Contessa Caterina. This should be easy enough, given that "Dino" is in reality Delfina, a young woman masquerading as a boy to serve as Leonardo's apprentice. Delfina is soon torn between her loyalty to Leonardo and her growing feelings for Gregorio, the handsome captain of the Duke's guard. But if what the Contessa's tarot cards foretold is correct, Delfina might be destined to lose her heart...and perhaps her life.

Luck Be A Lady

Tahoe Tessie Mysteries book #1
Author: Gemma Halliday,T.Sue VerSteeg
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
ISBN: 0985764376
Category: Fiction
Page: 194
View: 7886
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From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Gemma Halliday... Tessie King has just inherited the biggest casino in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada: the Royal Lakeside. What she didn't bargain for are the problems she'd inherit with it. Having left Tahoe years ago, the underbelly of the casino trade is a far cry from the art world Tessie is used to. High-stakes cons, inside jobs, wise guys... Tessie quickly realizes she's in way over her head. And things go from bad to worse when questions start to arise about the nature of her father's death. Enter FBI agent Devin Ryder, member of the Nevada Organized Crime Task Force. He's had his eye on the Royal Palace for months, and with the suspicious death of its leader, Ryder now has Tessie squarely in his sights. If Tessie doesn't want to be running her casino from behind bars, she needs to find out how her father really died, who's behind it, why, and how to get them into Agent Ryder's hot little hands before he gets his hands on her. All the while catching a con-man, beating the competition, and running a multi-million dollar business. Tough job? Fo'get about it. All in a day's work for this lady luck. The Tahoe Tessie Mysteries: Luck Be A Lady (book #1) Hey Big Spender (book #2) Baby It's Cold Outside (holiday short story) Here's what critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books: "A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible." - Chicago Tribune "Stylish... nonstop action...guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!" - Publishers' Weekly, starred review "Smart, funny and snappy… the perfect beach read!" - Fresh Fiction

A Lady By Chance

A Regency Romance
Author: Cheryl Bolen
Publisher: Harper & Appleton
ISBN: 1939602009
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Cheryl Bolen has done it again with another sparkling Regency romance. . .I highly recommend it. – Happily Ever After Anna de Mouchet has the stuff of which Regency heroines are made – the right stuff, that is! – In Print *** Manipulated into a marriage of convenience to prove their patriotism, Anna and Charles, the Marquess of Haverstock, question each other's loyalties. But there's no question that Anna's silken touch has bewitched the powerful lord who has become her husband, and no question that she craves every moment in his arms.

Influence, by a lady [signing herself C.A.].


Author: Charlotte Anley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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A Lady I Met at Closing Time


Author: Jeffrey Stone
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615219837
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 4275
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A Lady I Met at Closing Time takes its title from one of the most memorable characters of 21 short stories. The author's style is informal and unpretentious, bringing readers into the stories and giving them the sense that the author is in the room, telling the stories to them. Tales of sexual awakening and entanglements, romance and other human conditions are explored with humor, sensitivity and realism. For a good laugh or a good cry, or just a feeling you understand the world a little better, read A Lady I Met at Closing Time.