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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.

Betrayal

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?

Blaze of Love

by Denise Robins

When Sonia Gayle travels by sea to meet Harry, her fiancé, in the Belgian Congo, she turns her back on Revel Dacre, the most fascinating man on board. She soon discovers that Dacre is Harry's employer and one of the most influential men in the country. It is Revel's turn to take revenge, but in doing so he realises that Sonia is the only woman in the world for him.

The Boundary Line

by Denise Robins

Terry Manstone is a vivacious young girl indulging her passion for the country in a hiking tour, when a badly sprained ankle leaves her as unexpected in Dr. Blaise Farlong?s house and victim of his wife?s evil scheming. In the months that follow, this slight young girl and the frail doctor pursued by a hypocritical and hostile society can draw comfort only from one another, until the wicked plot is finally revealed.

The Breaking Point

by Denise Robins

Christa Chalford came to Queen's Lacey as a beautiful young bride, deeply in love with her husband Tony. But her mother-in-law, Julia, soon makes it clear that she will never give up her tyrannical reign as mistress of Queen's Lacey and that she regards Christa as an interloper. Knowing that nothing would please Julia better than the break-up of her marriage, Christa fights her mother-in-law with all her young strength. So it is Tony's brother Richard, warm-hearted, idealistic, that she instinctively turns for solace. While Julia, the implacable enemy, watches and waits... A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1956, and available now for the first time in eBook.

Bride of Doom (Fauna Trilogy Book Two)

by Denise Robins

Fauna, the beautiful quadroon slave-girl heroine of Gold for the Gay Masters, had a daughter Fleur, as beautiful, as fatally captivating as herself. This is Fleur's story. The story of an arranged marriage to the forbidding Baron of Cadlington, of her love for the young artist Peveril, of the darkly-predicted black heir who is born to her, of her fiery attempts to find escape, revenge - and fulfilment, of the restless urges that burn in her fated blood. Denise Robins has written another great historical novel, full of fire, passion, romance, excitement, high drama and adventure, capturing all the swagger and zest of its time.

Bride of Revenge

by Denise Robins

After her aunt's death, Thea gladly gives up her dreary job in the suburbs to travel to the island of Biscany. She is sure she will be looked after there by handsome Bevil Royce, with whom she had had such as passionate love affair during his stay in London. But the pretty but penniless little typist had been merely a temporary whim of the worldly Bevil - and now he is engaged to the chic daughter of a wealthy and influential baronet. Then, through a strange act of fate, Thea finds herself under the protection of the new Governor of the Island. Charles Fettermore is a deeply embittered man who has his own reasons for wanting revenge on Bevil Royce. As she becomes the focus of a deadly rivalry between the two men, Thea realises that she will have to make a vital choice...

Brief Ecstasy

by Denise Robins

The handsome young Spaniard Rosemary meets on her train journey to Malaga seems to cast a magic spell over her. For those few brief hours she knew a passionate, ecstasy with Paul. But on meeting Mercedes, the girl to whom she is to be companion, Rosemary's dreams of love are abruptly shattered. For Mercedes is engaged to marry Don Pablo Iballo - who is none other than Paul himself! Mercedes is desperately in love with an out-of-work musician, and Rosemary, hurt and angered by Paul's reprehensible behaviour, thinks of a wild plan to deceive him. On the day of the wedding she changes places with Mercedes; and her face hidden by the heavy veil, the ceremony went through. But when the plot is discovered, Paul does not send her away in fury as Rosemary had imagined. He has other ideas: he believes that a wife should fulfil her duties... A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1934, and available now for the first time in eBook.

Chain of Love

by Denise Robins

Beloved--or pawn in a game of revenge?When Rina Morrison's family browbeat her into accepting a proposal of marriage, she resigned herself to a loveless--though wealthy-- existence in Hungary. Aand a devastating encounter with the dashing Michael while she was journeying to her wedding ensured an even more heart-wrenching future for her. Now she was betrothed to one man while loving another. But did Michael really love her? In reality he was Miska the Gypsy and his bitterest enemy was Rina's fiance. It was possible that his love for her might very well be hatred....

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