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Connor Pendarvis ha llegado a Wyckerly, un tranquilo pueblo de Cornualles, con la misión de evaluar las condiciones de trabajo de la mina heredada por Sophie Deene. Adoptando una identidad falsa, Connor solicita un empleo en la mina y, casi de inmediato, se ve irremediablemente atraído por su patrona. Sophie se rinde al encanto y la virilidad de Connor, pero insiste en mantener en secreto sus devaneos, impropios de una mujer de su clase. Cuando la verdadera identidad de Connor salga a la luz, se abrirá entre ellos un abismo que solo un amor sin límites podrá salvar.
Trapped in a loveless marriage at the turn of the twentieth century, a British noblewoman finds renewed passion with a young architect Lady Sara Longford's once-storybook marriage is falling apart. Her husband, Ben Cochrane, a New York entrepreneur, married Sara in the hopes that a high-society English wife would improve his odds of entering New York's uppermost social strata, but so far those ambitions have remained unfulfilled, and the relationship has soured. But things change when Sara meets up-and-coming draftsman Alex McKie, hired to build Cochrane's garish summer home in Newport, Rhode Island. When Cochrane sends Sara away to Newport to oversee the construction, Sara finds herself increasingly drawn to the charming Alex. As their relationship develops, Sara must chose between the safe life she knows and the forbidden love that threatens to destroy everything she holds dear.
Newly widowed, Carrie is overwhelmed by the guilt of knowing her marriage died long before her husband's fatal heart attack. Struggling to go on for the sake of her teenaged daughter, Ruth, and her overly possessive mother, Dana, Carrie slowly emerges from the sorrow that has embraced her and begins to pull her life together, with help from an unexpected source. Jess, Carrie's first love, re-enters her world and offers her the lifeline that will help her pull herself out of the drowning place she's been in.Inspired with new purpose, and a passion she thought she'd never have again, Carrie must find a way to weave her new life -- and love -- into a family struggling with their own pain and disappointment, who find her newfound happiness a threat to their own precarious balance.Wise, moving, and heartbreakingly real, Circle of Three offers women a deeper understanding of one another, of themselves, and of the perplexing and invigorating magic that is life itself.
Two con artists team up in 1880s California for the score of a lifetime--but end up fighting for their lives instead In a stagecoach en route to San Francisco, Grace Rousselot is posing as a nun to drum up "donations" from fellow travelers. Across from her, Reuben Jones is faking blindness to prey on unsuspecting travelers. Both grifters are surprised to learn that they have competition, and even more surprised when their stagecoach is ambushed and robbed, leaving them both flat broke. Not keen to discuss the robbery with the police, Reuben and Grace decide to work together to recoup some of their losses. Soon enough, what starts out as a practical partnership evolves into something more. And with the Chinese mafia hot on their heels, neither is sure just how far they can trust a man--or a woman--with a crooked heart.
Anna has studiously avoided her Aunt Rose-the woman she once loved more than anyone else in the world-ever since the night Rose betrayed Anna and her mother, Rose's own fatally ill sister. In the sixteen years that have passed, Anna has built another life for herself far from her hometown on Maryland's eastern shore, but she can't forgive or forget. Now another betrayal, by a faithless lover, has brought Anna back to her family's restaurant, where Rose needs her estranged niece's help-and trust-more than ever before. Determined to leave as soon as the struggling business is back on its feet and her own hurt is healed, Anna joins Rose in the kitchen of the Bella Sorella, resolved to remain unaffected by Rose's longing to undo the past. But Anna's resistance could blind her to a true and unexpected love that's reaching out to grab her by the heart. New York Times bestselling author patricia gaffney's Flight Lessons is a poignant, funny, and wise story of truth, loyalty, and the bonds that shape, sustain, and ultimately uplift us.
From the New York Timesbestselling author of The Saving Gracesand Flight Lessons-a simply glorious Victorian novel now reissued in a beautiful trade edition.
On the eve of the French Revolution, the daughter of a traitor might be the only one who can save the British Crown Cassandra Merlin is in dire straits. Her father, Patrick, has just been executed for treason against the British Crown. Her aunt, Lady Elizabeth Sinclair, is eager to marry her off rather than bear the expense of sheltering a turncoat's daughter. And when a handsome young patriot named Philip Riordan enters her life, Cass knows he is destined to complicate matters further. Riordan wants her to enter the spy game, to provide valuable information about her father's plot against the monarchy in order to save the king's life. But the intelligence game is never a simple one, and even a heart as jaded as Cass's may not be safe from the charms of Philip Riordan, renowned cad, Member of Parliament . . . and die-hard loyalist.
The New York Times bestselling author of the much-beloved The Saving Graces is back with a warm, winning new novel about daring to love, braving a loss, and setting yourself free. How much change can one summer bring? If you're Caddie Winger -- thirty-two years old, still living with her grandmother, and giving piano lessons to neighborhood children -- one summer can make the whole world look different. Caddie's mother died when she was nine, and Caddie was raised by her grandmother. Now their roles are reversed, and it's Caddie who takes care of Nana. When her grandmother breaks a leg and insists on going into a convalescent home, Caddie finds herself being pulled out of her comfy, self-made nest. Living alone for the first time since college, she uncovers some startling truths from her past. Jolted, she looks at the world with new eyes and begins to take charge of her future. As she makes a new best friend, takes risks she never dreamed she could, and navigates the depths and shallows of true love and devastating heartbreak, Caddie learns how to trust other people and, ultimately, how to trust herself. Wise, moving, and reassuringly real, The Goodbye Summer offers us a deeper understanding of the perplexing and invigorating magic that is life itself.
Anne vive atormentada por un matrimonio infeliz. Su esposo, Geoffrey, es un rico aristócrata más interesado en el juego, las mujeres y las campañas militares que en las obligaciones domésticas. Ante tal situación, Anne busca consuelo en Christian, el atractivo párroco de Wyckerley. Este siente por ella un gran afecto, pero dada su posición tan solo puede ofrecerle amistad. Pero ni la voluntad más férrea resiste cuando el amor y el deseo se desbordan.
A young noblewoman, fleeing from the darkness of her past, falls into life as a housemaid at a country manor--and into the arms of the lord who owns it Born a lady, but now orphaned and left to the care of distant relations, Lily Trehearne's fortunes are low indeed. All she inherited from her spendthrift father is a tangled web of debt, and her ultra-pious guardian, the Reverend Roger Soames, seems determined to marry her off to his son Lewis. Determined to save herself from that dreary fate, Lily panics and flees to Cornwall. Under the pseudonym Lily Troublefield, she accepts the first position she is offered, as a housemaid at the ominously named Darkstone Manor, property of Devon Darkwell. Lily's new master is eccentric, deeply troubled . . . and strangely irresistible.
Four "New York Times"-bestselling authors venture into a world where the rules of love, of time, and of place can be forever lost. Includes Missing in Death by Robb, and tales by Patricia Gaffney, Mary Blayney, and Ruth Ryan Langan.
J.D. Robb's Missing in Death investigates a female tourist's disappearance during a ferry ride. Detective Eve Dallas wonders...if she didn't jump, and she's not on board, then where in the world is she? In Patricia Gaffney's The Dog Days of Laurie Summer, a woman awakens to a familiar yet unsettling world. In Mary Blayney's Lost in Paradise, a man locked in an island fortress finds hope for freedom in an enigmatic nurse. And Ruth Ryan Langan's Legacy belongs to a young woman who unearths a family secret buried on the grounds of a magnificent but imposing Irish castle.
The puppy started it. The poor thing was cold and trembling, abandoned on their front doorstep. Dash, impulsive as always, decides on the spot that they should keep it. But her husband, Andrew, thinks it's the craziest thing he's ever heard. A fight over a scruffy little dog doesn't seem like much of a reason to walk out on your husband of twenty years - but the spat over the puppy is just the last of many straws. Dash is so tired of the faculty parties at Mason-Dixon College that Andrew insists they attend even though he won't mingle with his colleagues, tired of his constant fretting over illnesses he doesn't have, tired of the glass of warm milk he must have every night before bed. Why can't he see that with her mother gone and their daughter off at college, Dash needs something more? Now, living on her own for the first time in years, Dash can do whatever she wants...if only she could figure out what that is. But every time she starts making plans for the future, she finds herself thinking about the past - remembering the mother she's lost, her daughter's childhood, and the husband she isn't entirely sure she wants to leave behind...
Hace diez años Rachel Wade fue condenada por el asesinato de su esposo. Apenas si ha disfrutado de su recién estrenada libertad y ya ha sido apresada de nuevo por vagancia. Ahora es una mujer rota, sin esperanza ni honor y ya poco le pide a la vida. Pero el vizconde DAubrey, uno de los magistrados que la juzgan, siente una irrefrenable e insana atracción por ella y le ofrece la oportunidad de redimirse trabajando para él como ama de llaves. Rachel sospecha las perversas intenciones del vizconde, un joven tan apuesto como libertino, pero nada puede ser peor que la cárcel. O eso cree ella...
Five New York Times bestselling authors cross over to a realm where suspense, desire, and love have no bounds. J. D. Robb: Lieutenant Eve Dallas has always sought justice for the dead, but now, a victim will seek her own vengeance-through Eve. Mary Blayney: An earl and his countess struggle to understand one another, until they spend a day in each other's shoes--and bodies. Patricia Gaffney: To prove her ancestral home is haunted, a woman hires a spirit investigator, but they end up debunking the mystery of love. Ruth Ryan Langan: A couple who die in a car accident struggle to stay in their daughter's life to save her from the wrong man. Mary Kay McComas: A practical woman is faced with the most impractical ghosts, who can't rest in peace until they find what they have lost.
A legendary gunfighter brings big trouble to a frontier town, and ignites the passion of a local saloon owner When Jesse Gault saunters into Paradise, Oregon, with a gun on each hip, the town is instantly abuzz. What could a legendary gunslinger want in Paradise? And what will the townsfolk have to do to keep his trouble from becoming their own? Cady McGill, proprietor of the Rogue Tavern, thinks she may know what Gault has come for, and she doesn't like it one bit. Cady's ongoing battle with Merle Wylie, who has been buying up or burning down properties all over town, is coming to a head, as Wylie tries to get his hands on her tavern and her dried-up gold mine. Hiring a gunfighter like Gault would be just Wylie's speed. But Cady senses something else behind Gault's mysterious façade, and as the two grow closer she learns that his closely guarded secrets could spell life or death for the town--and for Cady herself.
Meet The Saving Graces, Four Of The Best Friends A Woman Can Ever Have. For ten years, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel have shared a deep affection that has helped them deal with the ebb and flow of expectations and disappointments common to us all. Calling themselves the Saving Graces, the quartet is united by understanding, honesty, and acceptance-a connection that has grown stronger as the years go by . . . Though these sisters of the heart and soul have seen it all, talked through it all, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel will not be prepared for a crisis of astounding proportions that will put their love and courage to the ultimate test.
Meet The Saving Graces, Four Of The Best Friends A Woman Can Ever Have. For ten years, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel have shared a deep affection that has helped them deal with the ebb and flow of expectations and disappointments common to us all. Calling themselves the Saving Graces, the quartet is united by understanding, honesty, and acceptance -- a connection that has grown stronger as the years go by... Though these sisters of the heart and soul have seen it all, talked through it all, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel will not be prepared for a crisis of astounding proportions that will put their love and courage to the ultimate test.
A young city doctor moves to the country, where a mute and beautiful local woman will change his life forever Newly installed at his modest post in Wayne's Crossing, Pennsylvania, Tyler Wilkes is a doctor, a hero of the Spanish-American War, and the heir to a great fortune. His wealthy family in Philadelphia doesn't approve of his new station, but Tyler is sure of his calling. And the young ladies of Wayne's Crossing can't seem to get enough of their handsome young physician, exploiting every excuse to visit his offices with imagined maladies. Tyler is most intrigued by Carrie Wiggins. Mute, sensitive, lovely, and troubled, Carrie lives with her abusive alcoholic stepfather, Artemis, in the mountains just outside of town. Her gentle nature and the loving care she bestows on injured animals in the woods quickly endear her to Tyler, though they belie the darkness in her life. Can she overcome her tortured past to give voice to her heart?
Suave, cynical, and too handsome for his own good, Sebastian Verlaine never expects to become a magistrate judging the petty crimes of his tenants and neighbors. Nor can the new Viscount D'Aubrey foresee that, when a fallen woman appears before him, he'll find himself beguiled against all reason to alter her terrible fate. . . . Rachel Wade has served time in prison for her husband's violent death, but she soon discovers that freedom has its own price. For no one will offer her a second chance but a jaded viscount who needs a housekeeper. Scorned by the townspeople of Wyckerley as D'Aubrey's mistress, tempted beyond her will by the devilish lord, Rachel risks all she had to claim a life of her own. . . and a love that will last for all time.
He is a local vicar whose handsome, noble features resemble those of an archangel. And with his golden-haired good looks and palpable strength, Christian "Christy" Morrell has unexpectedly become the single source of light in Anne Verlaine's dark life. Almost from the first moment they met, she realized she couldn't help but love him. But Anne is imprisoned by an unhappy marriage to the man who was once Christy's closest friend. Yet when her husband leaves Anne behind in Wyckerley-in pursuit of a dangerous plan-she finds herself unable to deny the breathtaking passion Christy has awakened in her. She knows she has no right to ask Christy to love her, and no choice but to need him-even though she risks both their ruin. . .
Five New York Times bestselling authors--five superlative stories. From J. D. Robb: Eve and Rourke return to investigate a series of murders connected to a brilliant young surgeon in Chaos in Death. From Mary Blayney: A shopkeeper's solitude is complicated by a magic coin, a daring rogue, and dreams of her late husband, who whispers but one word ... wish. From Patricia Gaffney: A lonely woman and a hotline psychic turn their astonishing connection to the other side into an unexpected romance. From Ruth Langan: The shattered soul of an angry spirit imprisoned in a Scottish manor house could be a young widow's only salvation. From Mary Kay McComas: A young ghost eases his brother's pain and guilt by inviting him into the dreams of an imaginative author of children's books.
Patricia Gaffney won the hearts of readers around the world with her marvelous Wyckerley trilogy set in rural Victorian England. Now her amazing talent shines even brighter with this completely original, utterly mesmerizing love story that will take your breath away. . . . They called him "the lost man." He was beautiful, wild. Raised by wolves, without speech, without civilization. And when he was captured and locked in a room to be studied by scientists, he was treated more like an animal than a human being. Only Sydney, daughter of a renowned anthropologist, saw beyond the wildness to the man. Something in his fierce loneliness called to her, imploring her to help him--to save him. Fascinated, drawn by compassion and then desire, Sydney used gentleness to tame him, patience to educate him, kindness to make him her friend. And he would need a friend, for the world was not nearly so understanding, and his new life was still haunted by the mysterious tragedy of his past. But now he wanted more from her than friendship. He wanted all of her--her love, her heart, and her soul.