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Flying was her first passionThen Chris Mallory met Major Dan McCord, her instructor in test-pilot school. The attraction-compelling, magical, overwhelming-was definitely mutual.The first woman in a male-dominated field, Chris had enough to handle without beginning a love affair. But the powerful feelings between them were irresistible, and with Dan she could soar to such ecstatic heights....
Finally, an all-inclusive, visual handbook for sushi lovers who want to make sushi affordably and confidently at home! This gorgeously accessible book includes popular sushi, sashimi, and sushi-style recipes by Hiro Sone, a Japaneseborn and classically trained James Beard Award-winning chef. More than 175 photographs feature beautifully finished nigiri, rolls, and ingredients in step-by-step sequences that visually demonstrate basic sushi cuts and shaping fundamentals. Packed with essential sushi knowledge--including profiles of the 65 fish and other key ingredients of sushi, recipes for staples such as dashi, and lessons in basic beverage pairing--this comprehensive yet stylish book will appeal to any fan of sushi or Japanese culture.
Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided. Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The 10th book in this outrageous publishing effort features more than the usual dose of distressing details, such as snow gnats, an organised troupe of youngsters, an evil villain with a dastardly plan, a secret headquarters and some dangerous antics you should not try at home. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off without. Ages 10+
From governess... to viscountess!Fanciful governess Kitty Merrick daydreams of a whirlwind marriage to a dashing lord or of being the daughter of aristocratic parents. Then Claud, Viscount Devenick, briefly mistakes her for his cousin, and in doing so uncovers a scandalous family secret!Suddenly Kitty's wishes are granted and she and Claud are married. Claud, in his single-minded pursuit of the truth behind her heritage, will give her anything she desires. But Kitty soon realizes all she truly wants is his love- the one thing she cannot ask of him...
How could she put things right without a scandal?Miss Sophie Roswell wanted to marry. But as she was an heiress, surely her money would attract the wrong kind of man? Her ingenious solution-to switch places with her cousin Charlotte for the Season! When she met Richard, Viscount Braybrooke, she knew she'd made a terrible mistake. Although he was looking for a wife, he had to fulfill his duty as heir to a dukedom. And Sophie was now apparently ineligible....
A most attractive guardianStrictly brought up by her Puritan uncle, Annelise Woodward is much too innocent for the likes of Justin Rochefort, Marquis Saintjohn. When she discovers Justin is her true guardian, and that she must go live with his mother, Lady Emily, Annelise's world turns upside down. Thrust from her modest life into the wicked court of Charles II, Annelise seeks guidance from her handsome new guardian. But Justin is too tormented by his past to help his beautiful ward. Can Annelise help him put aside his pain and look forward to their future together?
Enemy or lover?As a supporter of the late king, Richard III, Lady Philippa's father is a wanted man, a traitor to the crown. While visiting her dying grandfather in Wales, she fears for her life when she is recognized- by Sir Rhys Griffith, a knight and supporter of the present king. Lady Philippa knows that at any moment Sir Rhys could have her father arrested and thrown in the Tower for treason. Yet he seems a man of honor, a man who has appointed himself her protector. Could it be he seeks her father for quite a different reason- to ask for her hand in marriage?
A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood.Demure vicar's daughter Robina Percival has relished her Season in Town-a definite change for the better after her somewhat straitened situation at home. But what is she to make of Daniel, Lord Exmouth? A widower with two daughters to raise, he appears to be in the market for a wife. Discovering that she has more spirit than she realized, Robina holds back from encouraging her potential suitor. How can she be sure he hasn't buried his heart with his beautiful wife?Regency DramaIntrigue, mischief...and marriageThe Steepwood Scandal
Taming SerenaSerena Carberry first met Lord Christopher Brodie when he saved her from assault by the wretched Sir Thomas Blackwell-who vowed revenge on them both. Horrified to learn that Kit is to stay with her father at Carberry Hall, Serena is unable to forget that the dashingly handsome young man has witnessed her unwitting indiscretion. But when her father is implicated in a Catholic plot against the king, it is Kit who comes to Serena's rescue. Loving him could only be a mistake, when the turmoil surrounding them is bound to tear them apart. Should she dare to risk her heart?
A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood.In an effort to save his young stepsister from a fortune hunter's grasp, Oliver Brandon places her in a genteel ladies' academy. His shock is considerable when he realizes that one of the respectable schoolmistresses is a woman he last saw at a house party-in a highly compromising situation!It's obvious to Helen de Coverdale that Oliver Brandon has serious misgivings about handing his ward into her charge. But will he listen if she tries to tell him her side of the story...?Regency DramaIntrigue, mischief...and marriageThe Steepwood Scandal
A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood.In a village near Steepwood Abbey, a captain-thought lost in the war-returns to his home. But things are not quite what they seem.... Captain Henry Colton is stunned to find his lost love living the quiet life of a widow- with a small daughter! Since they had parted in anger, how can he expect Annabel to let him back into her life? His only recourse seems to be to pose as her husband, miraculously returned alive from the war....Regency DramaIntrigue, mischief...and marriageThe Steepwood Scandal
A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood.Olivia Roade Burton has lived in obscurity in Steepwood since she brought disgrace on herself by jilting a man of high degree. Now she's grown restless and yearns for excitement. But will any man risk proposing to her? Scarred and disillusioned after his experiences in the Peninsular War, Captain Jack Denning believed he was too tainted to marry a decent girl. Caught in an innocent but compromising situation with Olivia, he's forced into an offer of marriage-one that Olivia accepts with no hesitation. Can she find true love and ease the secret sorrow that haunts Jack's eyes...?Regency DramaIntrigue, mischief...and marriageThe Steepwood Scandal
Pretend marriage...real danger!The only way actress Catherine Wood could ensure her brother's release from jail was to accompany "Tom Trenchard" to Holland on a spying mission, while pretending to be his wife! With his roguish charm Tom made no bones about wanting Catherine in his bed-after all, she was an actress. But Catherine was determined to hold him at bay no matter how appealing he was. As they traveled into danger and depended upon one another, their attraction turned to love, and then misunderstanding. Would an eleventh-hour race against death finally make this "pretend" couple reveal the truth about their love?
A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood.After a humiliating Season, Hester Perceval hid away and concentrated on stimulating her intellect-since her heart was broken! Indeed, Hester was a beautiful genius who cracked codes and solved puzzles, arousing the interest of a pen pal, "Zeno." When she discovered her enigmatic correspondent was Robert, Lord Dungarron-the man who had caused her shame during her Season-she took flight. But Robert found her and convinced Hester to help him uncover a devious plot. And as they toiled over codes and puzzles, they began to discover an overpowering love that defied all reason.Regency DramaIntrigue, mischief...and marriageThe Steepwood Scandal
Mistress for a night...Lord Dunstan found Miss Louisa Fraser captivating, though she was another man's mistress. He couldn't have been more startled-or pleased-when she offered herself for one night of passion if he would save her and her misguided brother from financial ruin. So, on the appointed night, Lord Dunstan received the shock of his life. His bewitching miss was a virgin!Beloved wife for eternity...What started out as an innocent proposition turned into a marriage of convenience where neither party could trust the other. Would the birth of their child and imminent danger bring these two lost souls to a confession of their soul-searing love?
A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood.Lady Sophia Cleeve dazzled all that Season, but she declared she would not marry a pampered man. Instead, she wanted a worthy man-outside her privileged class! As shock rocked her entourage at this declaration, the sea-worn Duke of Sharnbrook, Benedict Risely, entered the scene and instantly fell for Sophia. To win her, Benedict decided to hide his wealth and take a job as Sophia's personal groom. Soon their interaction took a very personal turn. As their love blossomed, Ben feared Sophia's reaction when she learned he was as noble as she was...!Regency DramaIntrigue, mischief...and marriageThe Steepwood Scandal
The beauty within...Hal Latimar could see it in Rachel's shy, quiet smile and patient stance. At a raucous celebration of wedded bliss, the secretive young woman was upstaged by her beautiful cousin. But Hal knew that outward beauty was sometimes hidden and deceptive. When Queen Elizabeth's plans brought them to Court, he found his sights firmly set on Rachel, whose sweetness knew no bounds. The more time he spent with her the more his appreciation gave way to desire. Though he was soon to learn that Rachel had a carefully guarded secret, which, once known, would jeopardize her presence at Court and the tender feelings growing between them....
The man she loved, but couldn't marryAfter watching her father pay a steep price for his allegiance to the deposed Richard III, Anne Jarvis vowed to find a peaceful life with a simple man who had no political leanings. Undercover agent for the crown Dickon Allard didn't fit that bill, though as he escorted her to London, Anne couldn't imagine how bleak her world would be without him.She thought that her time at Court as lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth would make her forget him. But as political mayhem ensued, Anne prepared herself for the turmoil she had to face...and the battle she would wage to protect her love!
A young woman disappears. A husband is suspected of murder. Stirring times for all the neighborhood.When the debauched Marquis of Sywell won Steepwood Abbey years ago at cards, it led to the death of the then Earl of Yardley. Now he's caused scandal again by marrying a girl out of his class- and young enough to be his granddaughter! After being married only a short time, the marchioness has disappeared, leaving no trace of her whereabouts. There is every expectation that yet more scandals will emerge, though no one yet knows just how shocking they will be.Regency DramaIntrigue, mischief...and marriageThe Steepwood Scandal
An unexpected inheritance...Leonora wanted him to leave: Having been reduced to working as a governess, she was left her uncle's fortune and fine town house in Bath. But she also inherited the most infuriating-and most handsome- resident, Blaise, Earl of Kelsey!Blaise refused to go: He had a lease and, by George, he was staying to run his popular gentlemen's club! Especially since Lady Leonora was such a captivating woman....Leonora's hopes for a respectable life in Society and the possibility of marriage would come to ruin without a compromise, particularly when the Earl was so clearly not a candidate for marriage...or was he?
Miss Elizabeth Beresford had become an heiress upon her grandmother's death. Her sister, Evadne, thought she was very clever when she engineered that Elizabeth would be trapped overnight in the cellars with Evadne's brother-in-law. Except that the plot misfired and it was Sir Richard Knightley who became entrapped with Elizabeth! Richard was not unwilling to marry, for Elizabeth had changed beautifully from the young girl he remembered. It was Elizabeth who was reluctant, for she loved him and there was something she couldn't tell him....
Jonathan Lindsay was surprised when he was confronted by the ever-passionate Miss Janey Hilton. Her love for lost causes drew him to her, along with her astonishing beautfy and forceful ways. But the scoundrel in him made a big mistake by wagering that he could seduce the naive miss! The joke was soon on him when the unthinkable happened-the determined bachelor Jonathan fell in love! Baffled by his sudden emotion, he knew he had to call off the wager. But would it be too much, too late, when Janey discovered his horrendous deception?
Loving the EnemyAfter Judith Coverdale saw her family's estate razed to the ground by Normans, she vowed to avenge her family's honor. She donned a boy's disguise and joined a band of outlaws, led by her brother, to terrorize the invaders. When disaster struck, Judith found herself in the strong arms of the great warrior Rannulf de Mandeville. What she soon realized was that Rannulf was the brother of the murdering Norman who'd stolen her lands. Time and time again, Rannulf proved his devotion to her and taught her lessons in survival, but would she ever accept his love?
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