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Changes in the Shadows

by Kirsten Refsing

Eva Hope was born in Japan in 1887. At the age of five, she moved with her family back to Wiltshire, where Hope grew up with her sisters. She eventually became a teacher and lived in a lesbian relationship with another teacher, Emily. They taught and travelled together to Italy, where thy befriended an Anglo-Italian family. In 1938, Emily tragically died of breast cancer while Germany under Hitler was pursuing the Jews. Just before World War II started, Hope took in a Jewish girl, Anna, from the Kinder Transports. Eventually, Anna married a Jewish man and they emigrated to Israel in 1947. Hope visited her Italian friends before moving to Jersey where she was reunited with her brother and his wife. After living a few years there, she moved again and settled in Caversham and engaged herself in the movement against nuclear weapons while she became a part-time helper at the school library. She died in 1979.


by Edith Wharton

One of Edith Wharton's personal favorites, Summer "breaks, or stretches, many conventions of romandc love stories and in the process creates a new picture of female sexuality" (Marilyn French, from the Introduction). Like Wharton's more famous novel Ethan Frome, Summer is set in the Berkshires. But the chilly hills that set the background for Ethan's tentative, ill-fated romance have been replaced by a landscape bathed in sun -- and the figure at the center of Summer is a vibrant and passionate young woman, Charity Royall. A New Englander of humble origins, Charity is swept into a torrid love affair with Lucien Harney, an artistically inclined young man from New York City. The conventions that rule society, however, are just as potent in Charity's world as in Ethan Frome's, and her dreams, like his, are inevitably thwarted. In her refreshing Introduction, novelist Marilyn French delves into the themes of female sexuality and feminist sentiment present not only in this novel, but in Wharton's work as a whole. A bold, provocative work, Summer was an immediate sensation when it was first published in 1917, and stands as one of Whar

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATEDBY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIPEdmond Rostand's classic romance tells the unforgettable story of one unique man's bravery, loyalty, and unspoken love.EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experienceEnriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

Mail Order Cowboy

by Pamela Bauer

MAIL ORDER GROOM"WHAT YOU NEED IS A MAN!"No, Hannah Davis corrected her meddlesome aunt. She needed a hand-not the rest of the man who came with it! A burly, able body to tend the acreage-not a tall, sexy stranger in a Stetson, who looked at her with doe-brown eyes that melted her soul.WHAT SHE GOT WAS A COWBOY!Hannah couldn't believe that her aunt had actually advertised for this cowboy. True, he liked her son and his dog and he did make her long for someone to share the big house during those long, lonely nights.... That is, until she discovered the real reason he was on her land-that old biddy aimed to have her legally wedded...and properly bedded!


by Scarlett Butler

Adéntrate en una historia donde la música clásica se entrelaza con un amor inconmensurable que ni el destino puede romper. Katerina Solokov es una joven que vive para la danza, donde busca lograr su sueño: convertirse en la primera bailarina de una compañía. A pesar del poco amor que siempre le han profesado en su entorno familiar, ha sabido rehacerse y seguir adelante con sus propósitos. Aleksei Ivanov pensó que su carrera como bailarín terminó cuando una lesión se cebó con él. Pasado un tiempo, decide aceptar un puesto de trabajo como coreógrafo en una compañía de fama internacional y desarrollar su talento. Los mundos de ambos colisionarán de forma inesperada y la atracción instantánea que sienten se apoderará de todo lo que les rodea, amenazando con derrumbar los cimientos de aquello que han construido...

The Thomas Hardy Collection Volume Two: The Return of the Native, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and The Woodlanders

by Thomas Hardy

Three novels of love, ambition, and nineteenth-century English society. This volume includes three of the greatest works by the iconic Victorian novelist. The Return of the Native: Eustacia Vye yearns to escape the village of Egdon Heath, but her marriage to a well-traveled man doesn&’t bring the adventure she craves, in this novel that brilliantly evokes the dangerous allure of romantic fantasies. Tess of the D&’Urbervilles: A young woman struggles against tradition and circumstance in this story of love, class, and deceit. The Woodlanders: Grace Melbury is torn between a wealthy, unfaithful husband and the humble woodsman she truly loves in this novel that examines the perils of social ambition.

Indias blancas 2. La vuelta del ranquel

by Florencia Bonelli

Un relato de amor apasionado, donde indios, blancos y mujeres cautivas entretejen una trama que perdura para siempre en la mente del lector. La batalla entre la venganza y un amor que el tiempo no consigue borrar. En 1879, Buenos Aires vive su hora más convulsionada. Roca prepara la campaña al desierto con vistas a postularse como presidente de la Nación. Laura Escalante, mujer destacada de la vida cultural y política de su ciudad, nunca ha olvidado al indio Nahueltruz Guor, convertido en el excéntrico Lorenzo Dionisio Rosas, vuelve a su tierra después de seis años para vengarse de quien lo traicionó y le rompió el corazón. El encuentro los trastornará a los dos. Nunca volverán a ser los mismos. Florencia Bonelli, con maestría narrativa y un profundo conocimiento de la historia argentina, ofrece en Indias blancas. La vuelta del ranquel un relato de amor apasionado en el cual se dirime no solo el futuro de dos personas sino el de una nación.

A Groom For Gwen

by Jeanne Allan

He was heaven-sent Jake Stoner, with his devil-may-care smile and coolly assessing eyes he seemed the answer to Gwen Ashton's prayers. But had she been rash in hiring a complete stranger to help on her ranch? Dreaming of a real home for herself and her young niece, Gwen recognised Jake was unlikely husband material. He was a drifter, a man who wanted no one. He'd said he would stay for as long as she needed him -- could she persuade him that her need was for ever. . . '

Detrás de tu mirada

by Adriana Rubens

Su misión es protegerla, pero... ¿quién lo protegerá a él de ella? Lady Samantha Richmond es una dama poco común. No solo por su singular belleza sino por el interés que tiene en ejercer una profesión: ser periodista. Un empleo poco usual para una mujer a finales del siglo XIX y completamente descabellado para la hija de un duque. Sabedor de que la joven no va a dejar que nadie la detenga en sus aspiraciones, su padre, Nathaniel Richmond, duque de Bellrose, decide contratar los servicios de la mejor empresa de seguridad de Londres para protegerla mientras trabaja. Connor MacDunne ha sobrevivido a una infancia dura y todavía sufre pesadillas por ello, pero está decidido a dejar atrás su pasado. Su vida da un giro inesperado cuando decide fundar los Blueguards, una empresa de seguridad y vigilancia que colabora con Scotland Yard en la lucha contra el crimen y en la caza de un asesino que está asolando Whitechapel: Jack el destripador. Cuando decide aceptar el encargo que le encomienda el duque de Bellrose para proteger a su hija, sabe que ese trabajo le aportará mucho prestigio y beneficios, lo que no espera es que la muchacha se convierta en el mayor reto al que se ha enfrentado en su vida.

LIFE Ghost Towns

by The Editors of LIFE

LIFE Magazine presents Ghost Towns for LIFE Ghost Towns.

Un caballero de East End

by Ana De Liévana

Lo había perdido todo... y entonces la encontró a ella. Cuando su padre fallece, Connor O'Malley solo recibe como herencia un montón de deudas y la ruina familiar. Connor se ve obligado a vender Malley House, la mansión en la que vivía feliz en Irlanda, y se traslada con su hermana pequeña al bullicioso Londres en busca de un nuevo comienzo. Sin embargo, la realidad es muy diferente del futuro prometedor que imaginaba, y al caer su hermana gravemente enferma, Connor inicia un turbio camino que lo conducirá a una situación cada vez más peligrosa. El azar lo unirá a Lillian, una hermosa joven distinta a todas las demás, enfrentándose a una decisión que podrá cambiar su vida para siempre... Lillian Simmons es joven, bella y de buena familia, pero ha decidido convertirse en institutriz antes que exponerse a un matrimonio tan infeliz como el de su hermana. Culta, resuelta y difícil de impresionar, Lillian jamás ha creído en el romanticismo. Pero un día conoce en Hyde Park a un caballero irlandés, misterioso y encantador, y todas sus antiguas creencias empiezan a desmoronarse. Puede que el amor verdadero exista después de todo... ¿O quizá no?

Clover (Katy #4)

by Susan Coolidge

This book continues the author's What Katy Did series, focusing on her younger sister Clover, who has now taken over running the busy Carr house. This is the fourth book of the series beginning after Katy's wedding. Clover, the "woman of the house" is now in her early twenties and "little" Phil is now twelve. After Phil's serious illness during the winter, Dr. Carr sends him, with Clover and a "chaperone" to watch over him, to the mountains of Colorado for the healing fresh air. Clover makes many new friends readily in their rooming house and is befriended by Dr. Carr's friend, Dr. Hope, and his wife. Clover is reunite with a dear cousin, Clarence Page, now a rancher with an English partner, who happens to live nearby. It is a warm tale of coming of age, healing and learning to make your way in the new West frontier.

Cuando aman las Townsend (Los Townsend #3)

by Nunila De Mendoza

En Garden House han florecido hermosas violetas: las jóvenes mujeres Townsend, y ellas también se enamoran. Continúa la historia de la familia inglesa Townsend, entrando ya en un nuevo siglo. Grace, Katy y Amy son la hijas mayores de Violet e Ian. Padres amorosos que han criado a tres mujeres, de carácter distinto entre ellas y únicas. Las hijas de una madre tan especial como Violet tenían que ser absolutamente adorables. Aman, sufren y se enfrentan a la vida con el orgullo de ser unas Townsend. Todo cambia cuando un inesperado enemigo, tan feroz como despiadado, está dispuesto a destruir el mundo que ellas conocen. ¿Podrán unas delicadas violetas hacer frente a alguien tan cruel? Con un formato original y un estilo narrativo fresco, el tipo de lecturas que ofrecen las novelas de esta saga se leen de un tirón. Son historias de amor, pasión y esperanza que brindan a los lectores momentos dulces y entrañables.

Enlazados (Serie Tecléame te quiero #2)

by Isabel Jenner

Abigail quiere una aventura en el Salvaje Oeste. A Josh solo parece importarle su rancho. Una web muy especial hará que se encuentren. ¿Podrá durar lo que Internet ha unido en un Wyoming del siglo XIX? La soledad ha vuelto a Josh Sheridan un oso gruñón que vive en su rancho al pie de las Rocosas y que espanta a cuantas mujeres tiene cerca. Sus hermanos creen que la solución está en la web Western Darling, un método tan bueno como cualquier otro para conseguir novia, y no dudan en acudir al único cibercafé en kilómetros a la redonda que sirva a sus fines. Allí crean un perfil haciéndose pasar por su hermano mayor que parece atraer la atención de unas cuantas candidatas. Y hay una dama del Este en especial que sería perfecta para Josh... La señorita Abigail Reed es una joven sedientade aventuras, incapaz de soportar las atenciones de los caballeros de su Nueva York natal durante más de un minuto sin bostezar, por lo que una amiga le recomienda que use Western Darling para encontrar a un hombre que consiga despertar su interés de una vez por todas. El usuario «Josh_DuroPeroTierno» tiene un encanto que la conquista rápidamente y muy pronto se encuentra en el Salvaje Oeste con una maleta en una mano y un teléfono móvil con muchos megas en la otra. Pero el Josh real no es el hombre que ella se imaginaba...

La mujer fuera del cuadro

by Nieves García Bautista

La extraordinaria historia de una mujer, la del cuadro que la inmortalizó y la de una época, la bohemia parisina de finales del siglo XIX, tan bella como extrema en sus contrastes. ¿Cuántas historias caben en un cuadro? Barcelona, 1888. El joven León Carbó no responde a las expectativas de su padre de iniciarse en el negocio familiar. Prefiere la pintura, la noche, los burdeles y las tabernas. Su relación con un grupo anarquista lo pone en peligro y sus padres lo envían a París, donde por fin podrá dedicarse al arte y mezclarse con la efervescente intelectualidad de la ciudad. Sitges, 1905. Una niña a punto de cumplir diez años le pide a su madre un viaje a París como regalo. Para mostrarle los peligros de la ciudad, la madre le cuenta la historia de Madeleine Bouchard, una mujer que acabó asesinada en un cuartucho de Montmartre. Madrid, 2015. A Efrén, un periodista conocido por sus potentes exclusivas, le dan vacaciones forzosas en el periódico en el que trabaja y se va a París a reencontrarse con su novia de la adolescencia, su mejor amiga, a la que no ve desde hace años. Allí retoman la investigación acerca de la bohemia de finales del siglo XIX para terminar una novela que juntos comenzaron en la época del instituto. La mujer fuera del cuadro es el pequeño mundo donde se entretejen estas tres historias pobladas por personajes anónimos que tratan con personalidades como Degas, Mary Cassatt, Lautrec o Verlaine y en la que conviven con hitos históricos y referencias literarias y culturales de una época brillante por sus luces y sus sombras. *** A finales del siglo XIX, Montmartre era la alta colina donde los caminos del París clásico y luminoso se torcían. En este microcosmos asimétrico cohabitaban artistas y prostitutas, lavanderas y obreros, borrachos y pobres, ilusionados y desengañados. Y a este mundo de molinos, infraviviendas y salones de baile, a este ambiente tan turbio como excéntrico y singular, a esta pieza del París más bohemio y extremo, suben muchos: algunos para encontrar, otros para olvidar. A finales del siglo XIX las mujeres queríamos descubrir las pasiones que nos quitaran el sueño, a riesgo de perderlo para siempre. A punto de comenzar el siglo XX, levantábamos la voz para reclamar, para ser nosotras. Ahora, bien entrado el siglo XXI, y como aquellos herederos románticos, aún estamos recorriendo el mismo camino#

Classic British Love Stories: Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Far from the Madding Crowd, and Jane Eyre

by Thomas Hardy Jane Austen Charlotte Brontë Emily Brontë

These heart-soaring tales of romance and tragedy are widely considered four of the finest novels in English literature. Wuthering Heights is an immortal story of love and obsession on the stormy Yorkshire moors. The fate of the Earnshaw family is forever changed when they adopt a dark-skinned orphan boy named Heathcliff. As the years pass, Heathcliff and young Catherine Earnshaw fall deeply in love, but their passion cannot survive the pressures of society and the black force of jealousy. Driven away by a broken heart, Heathcliff leaves Wuthering Heights only to return years later, bent on the cruelest kind of revenge. Pride and Prejudice is a classic comedy of manners and an enduring romance. In a remote Hertfordshire village, Jane Bennet attracts the attentions of a young gentleman named Charles Bingley, but his good friend Mr. Darcy disapproves of the match. Elizabeth Bennet, always eager to defend her sweet-natured sister, detests the prideful Mr. Darcy, even when he asks for her hand in marriage. But when a chance encounter reunites the combative couple, Elizabeth realizes that her prejudices have been standing in the way of her heart's true desire. Far from the Madding Crowd is a love story wrapped in the cloak of tragedy. Shortly after the spirited, impulsive, and beautiful Bathsheba Everdene arrives in Wessex, she saves the life of a young shepherd. When he asks for her hand in marriage, Bathsheba refuses; she cannot sacrifice her independence for a man she does not love. Years later and now a wealthy woman, Bathsheba falls for a dashing sergeant and makes a fateful decision that brings long-buried secrets to the fore. Jane Eyre shines a brilliant light into the dark corners of Victorian society. Born to a good family but with no wealth of her own, Jane Eyre lives first with her uncle and then in a punitive boarding school for girls. When she becomes governess of Thornfield Hall, the young orphan feels at home for the first time in her life. She soon falls in love with Edward Rochester, master of the house, but just when it seems her luck has finally changed, Jane discovers the secret of the attic--a terrible revelation that threatens to destroy her dreams of happiness forever. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Desperate Remedies

by Thomas Hardy

With an introduction by Michael Irwin. The young Thomas Hardy was working as an architect, but fired with literary ambition, tried for years to get into print. He finally succeeded with Desperate Remedies, a sensation novel in the mode of Wilkie Collins. Here was a racy specimen of the genre, replete with sudden death, dark mysteries, intriguing clues, fire and storm, flight and pursuit. Anyone who enjoys The Woman in White is likely to enjoy Desperate Remedies. But that is only half the story. Hardy contrived also, in this unlikely context, to give a first airing to various of the ideas and technical experiments which were to characterise his later fiction. The result is an exhilaratingly uneven work: at any point in the narrative some brilliant passage of description or metaphor may burst out like a firework. Desperate Remedies can be relished both for what it is and for what it promises.

Trilogía de la Nube banca (En el país de la nube blanca | La canción de los maoríes | El grito de la tierra)

by Sarah Lark

Una edición omnibus con los volúmenes de la trilogía «Nube Blanca»: En el país de la nube blanca, La canción de los maoríes y El grito de la tierra. Una epopeya fascinante, recomendada por la crítica y los libreros, sobre dos familias cuyo destino está unido para siempre, en el exótico marco de Nueva Zelanda. En el país de la nube blancaLondres, 1852: dos chicas emprenden la travesía en barco hacia Nueva Zelanda. Para ellas significa el comienzo de una nueva vida como futuras esposas de unos hombres a quienes no conocen. Gwyneira, de origen noble, está prometida al hijo de un magnate de la lana, mientras que Helen, institutriz de profesión, ha respondido a la solicitud de matrimonio de un granjero.Ambas deberán seguir su destino en una tierra a la que se compara con el paraíso. Pero ¿hallarán el amor y la felicidad en el extremo opuesto del mundo?La canción de los maoríesNueva Zelanda, 1893. Elaine es la atractiva nieta de Gwyneira, quien un día viajó desde el extremo opuesto del mundo para casarse con un desconocido. De su abuela ha heredado la melena pelirroja y el espíritu libre... hasta que William, un misterioso irlandés, irrumpe en su vida y ella cae rendida a sus encantos. Pero entonces, la llegada de su prima Kura, con su sensualidad maorí, cambia el destino de Elaine, y ambas tendrán que enfrentarse a sus propias decisiones y a los vaivenes de una tierra comparada con el paraíso. El grito de la tierraNueva Zelanda, 1907. La infancia de Gloria, bisnieta de Gwyneira, termina abruptamente cuando es enviada junto a su prima Lilian a un colegia en Gran Bretaña. Una vez allí, Lilian encaja en las costumbres que impone en Viejo Mundo, pero Gloria quiere volver a toda costa a la tierra que la vio nacer, en el extremo opuesto del mundo. Y es ese profundo sentimiento el que la empuja a coger las riendas de su vida e idear un atrevido plan que marcará su destino para siempre.

All For You

by Denise Robins

It had been one of those short wartime engagements. Darley had been called up just two hours after the wedding and since then Finella had spent five long years alone.During those lonely years Finella had grown up, become more independent ? and met Gilfred Bryte. Now that her husband was coming home again, she knew that she must choose between the two men. Was it strong, self-confident Gil she loved, or the gentle husband she had almost forgotten?

All That Matters

by Denise Robins

A sweeping, heartfelt novel from the original Queen of Romance - originally published in 1954, now available for the first time in eBook.Handsome, clever, successful, rich. Steven has everything. That is what worries Glynis about her fiance. She loves him despite the differences in their backgrounds, but she doesn't move in his expensive, luxurious world, and she doesn't approve of the hectic glamour of his social life. Can their marriage survive on love alone?

All This For Love

by Denise Robins

Though cousins Sally Browning and Philippa Frome are identical - in looks but not in character. When the married spoilt Philippa persuades her twin to pretend to be Mrs Frome so Philippa can run off on holiday with her secret lover Sally can only reluctantly agree. And so she embarks upon a new life of wealth and luxury fooling all and sundry - even Philippa's invalid husband Martin. Soon accustomed to her new role Sally finds she has more devotion and love to give to the ailing Martin than she had imagined possible.

And All Because

by Denise Robins

They are not at all alike. She is young very wealthy and accustomed to having everything her own way. He is serious determined - a man who works for every penny he made and who has no time for play. They are completely wrong for each other. And yet they love one another desperately. And something holds them together. Something that makes them want to lie and hide their love affair from friends and family for there seems no other way.

Arrow in the Heart

by Denise Robins

When a girl is in love with a man and her love is not returned life can be very miserable. When that man loves another the pressures on the girl can be well-nigh unbearable.This is the unfortunate position of Lucie Reed young Matron at a boy's private school. She is passionately in love with one of the masters whilst he is apparently in love with the headmaster's daughter.A delightful tale of heart-ache and humour.


by Denise Robins

Nicola is very young and completely bewitched by the well-known novelist, Laurence Gray. He lifts her out of the suburbs into his spoiled luxury world. He leads and she follows, despite the protests of her family. But Nicola has to grow up very fast with Laurence's wife and daughter in the foreground, and worse still, the slow awareness that Laurence is a man of short-lived passions. A sweeping tale from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, originally published in 1936 and now available for the first time in eBook.

Bitter Sweet

by Denise Robins

Her love affair had been unhappy.In order to forget Clifford Culver, the beautiful and tempestuous Raine is sent to stay with her grandmother in the South of France, little realising that Clifford is a handsome philanderer playing a double game in order to get his hands on the fortune that she will one day inherit.His duplicity is discovered by a young Frenchman who has already fallen passionately in love with Raine, but the situation is to become even more tragic and involved before they find the love and happiness they both desire?

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