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Wealthy, orphaned Lady Lydia Eastlake reigns over Regency England as the ton's most celebrated beauty. But she must face losing the only life she's ever known when her fortune suddenly disappears-and the only solution is to find a wealthy husband. Enter Captain Ned Lockton, a rich and dashing war hero who sends Lydia's pulse racing. Little does she know that the enigmatic captain's family estate is secretly on the selling block-and he's on the hunt for a rich bride who will rescue his family from poverty. . . .
In the tenth Rick Brant book, Rick and Scotty join Tony and Chahda to travel to an island in the Philippines. The peaceful expedition quickly turns into a battle when a corrupt official learns that the expedition hopes to recover a priceless skull made of solid gold. The official uses everything in his power to steal the skull, and the battle is waged in some of the remotest rice terraces in the Philippines. This is another Rick Brant science adventure story that you don't want to miss!
A daring debutante solves the crimes of upper-crust Manhattan in this groundbreaking story collection from the queen of American mystery Violet Strange has a secret. A vivacious socialite, she is one of the most sought-after women in New York--as a private investigator. Between well-heeled excursions to the opera and fabulous dinner parties, Violet uses her lively charms to investigate the dark side of Gilded Age society. From the daughter of an important businessman accused of theft on a grand scale, to the suspected murder-suicide of the husband and child of a society woman, to the lost will of a financier whose death greatly affected the money market, Violet expertly sleuths out hidden clues, all the while protecting her secret identity. But the greatest puzzle of all may be what compels Miss Strange to undertake this outlandish work in the first place, and what it may afford--or cost--her in the end. Originally published in 1915, The Golden Slipper is the debut entry in the Violet Strange series, often credited as first in the famed "girl detectives" mystery genre. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Through the mist before her eyes Maggie saw Kirk Sherwood, the only boy she had dated in high school. He had said good-bye the night before, not wanting to intrude on the last-minute family farewells. Maggie suddenly realized that never again --no matter what happened --even if she flopped dismally in her dancing career--would anything be the same for her in Spring Valley. She stared at the concrete ribbon of highway spinning out ahead, beckoning them toward New York.
Connie McGuire, glowing with pride in her two mares, Silver Birch and Midnight Moon, is equally happy with Silver Birch's first colt Sliver, soon named Golden Sovereign, for his beautiful palomino coat. Connie hasn't given up rescuing horses however, as when she goes into town to buy a dress for a Valentine's Day party she comes home with a battered, worn down neglected mare, which she bought at an auction to save from further abuse. Connie knows that this horse, though not pretty now, has beautiful breeding and must have at one time been quite a beauty, but how could she and Pete find out about Lady Luck's past? Her dreams and hopes of her new stable, Shamrock Stables, hinge on finding out about Lady Luck's past and on having Golden Sovereign as a gentle and majestic horse. But Sliver has developed bouts where he is anything but gentle, and at times is so dangerous even Connie fears he is turning into a killer. What is turning Golden Sovereign into a mean horse? Connie and Peter must work against a frightening deadline to solve the problem ... and to save their future! Can she pull off her dreams?
Trying to determine why his last two clients were ruthlessly murdered, Nero Wolfe wonders if the answer is linked to a young boy who turns up at his brownstone apartment and finds clues in a gray Cadillac, a mysterious woman, and spider-shaped earrings.
News that gold has been discovered in Canada's Yukon Territory is rapidly spreading through the United States and its territories. And the route that gets you there from Alaska is the Golden Stairs. In the spring of 1898, nineteen-year-old Livia Bray and her mother, Martha, set out to find their missing father and husband, Weldon, who left six months ago to seek his fortune. Her heart just broken, Livia does not expect to meet anyone like Matt Holden on the Golden Stairs. But Matt saves Livia's life during an avalanche and leads her to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Livia also finds true love in him...but will she and her mother find her father dead or alive?Gold in the Yukon! 1898. Gold is flowing out of Canada's Yukon Territory , and broad-shouldered Matt Holden and his parents join the thousands of people flocking north. To reach the gold fields, they take the Chilkoot Trail and a grueling climb up the icy Golden Stairs over Chilkoot Pass. With threats ranging from drunken violence to deadly avalanche, Matt has his hands full protecting those around him. Along the way, Matt meets Martha Bray and her lovely daughter, Livia, who've come from San Francisco searching for their missing husband and father, Weldon. He left for the Yukon months ago, but there's been no word. . . and even the Mounties could find no trace of him. Will Martha and Livia ever find Weldon? And who will find their hearts' desires-or eternal riches-in the frozen land beyond the Golden Stairs? Story Behind the Book "We read books on the history of North America and found ourselves captivated with the three big gold rushes in the nineteenth century-the California Gold Rush of 1849, the Dakota Territory Black Hills Gold Rush of 1874, and the Canadian Yukon Gold Rush of 1896. Some gold seekers embraced success, delight, and happiness, but others faced failure, tragedy, and sorrow. In the Dreams of Gold series, we captivate our readers' imaginations as well as touch their hearts with both types of results in the gold seekers' experiences-good and bad. " -Al and JoAnna Lacy
TWO BOLD WARRIORS, TWO PROUD LANDS, UNITED BY PASSION--AND REVENGE. . . .PRINCE OLAF OF NORWAY--Lord of the Wolves, the golden Viking warrior who came in his dragon ship to forge a great kingdom in the Emerald Isle.PRINCESS ERIN--Daughter of the Irish High King, the ebony-haired beauty who swore bitter vengeance on the legendary Norseman who had brought death and destruction to her beloved homeland.Yet, in the great Norse and Irish alliance against the invading Danes, it was her own father who gave her in marriage to her most hated enemy. Bewitched by Olaf's massive strength, seduced by his power, still Erin vowed that neither the wrath of his sword nor the fire of his kiss would sway the allegiance of her proud and passionate heart.From the Paperback edition.
In her later works, Nancy Springer began to write fantasies set in our own time. Her early work is lyrical and full of mythic symbolism. Characters who change from human to animal, goddesses who can be as selfish and capricious as any human, and a story of love and loyalty. This is what this short work offers.
A shape-shifter and an errant soul share an unbreakable bond and a curse, and must join together to fulfill an ancient magical prophecy in Nancy Springer's final installment of the Book of Isle When Prince Dair was a small child and still in wolf form, he saw his future in the loom of Ylim, the weaving seeress as old as the world. It was prophesied that he, the changeling son of King Trevyn of Isle, would travel far from his home and his loved ones, carrying his magic to the mainland. For the first time, Dair saw the golden swan, and the face of the stranger to whom he was eternally linked, the wanderer called Frain. But this mysterious youth who can feel everything Dair feels--his emotions, his anxieties, his pain--bears an obligation to a lost love and a curse of dark enchantment. Still, the bond that unites Dair and Frain is stronger than iron, and in their mystical union rests the fate of a troubled land. Reviewers have compared the volumes in Nancy Springer's enthralling Book of Isle series to the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and other masters of fantasy literature. The captivating saga concludes spectacularly with an unforgettable tale of duty, friendship, peril, fate, and love that adds a new richness and color to this remarkable island realm and its magical inhabitants.
The Golden Thread traces the interconnectedness of esoteric wisdom in the Western world, from classical antiquity to contemporary Europe and America. Joscelyn Godwin lends personal perspective to an arrangement of text that is historical and wisdom that is timeless, creating a source of inspiration that calls us to action in our everyday spiritual practice. Every chapter, therefore, makes reference to some aspect of contemporary life and issues of immediate concern. Elegantly written and not without irony and humor, readers will appreciate the non-threatening tone of Godwin's writing, which is not meant to preach or convert but rather inform the public on an often baffling field. Educated readers who are curious about the esoteric and mystery traditions and interested in finding surprising, new approaches to subjects that veer away from the trends of current thought will be particularly drawn to this book.
Louis de Wohl, with humility and deep religious conviction, takes us into the mind and heart of a saint, giving at the same time an enthralling picture of the era in which he lived.
Bestselling author Janelle Taylor's stories ring with fiery passion and thrilling adventure. This sensual and compelling romance carries on that tradition in the icy wilderness of Alaska where a tempestuous beauty and a rugged lumberjack discover a love hot enough to melt the frozen tundra.
In Anavatan, the city of the Silver Lake, the Gods manifest on an all-too-regular basis, and it?s hard to survive if you?re not pledged to one of the deities. Now the city is poised at a crucial turning point as the three children of the prophecy, two grown to manhood and one on the brink of having to decide his future, prepare for a confrontation that will shake the Gods themselves?In Anavatan, the city of the Silver Lake, the Gods manifest on an all-too- regular basis, and it?s hard to survive if you?re not pledged to one of the deities. Now the city is poised at a crucial turning point as the three children of the prophecy, two grown to manhood and one on the brink of having to decide his future, prepare for a confrontation that will shake the Gods themselves? .
Montana winters are cold, icy and unforgiving. But when a tough old rancher freezes to death in the teeth of a savage Montana blizzard, only his grandson believes it was murder. He enlists the help of former newshound and sometimes-carpenter Ben Tripp to start poking around and asking questions to hopefully discover the truth. Tripp's search leads him through an Old West that isn't so old anymore. It's a land of real estate brokers; Hollywood wannabes; militia units with Belgian automatics; corporate farmers with an eye for the bottomland and the bottom-line; and beautiful women. Tripp also discovers along the way that some things about the West will never change as he unravels a secret as old as the hills and -- at least to some -- worth more than life itself.
A spy marked for death finds a corpse in his hotel roomGeorge Lovelace has spent more than two decades in the shadows. Shielded by an array of forged passports, he has battled Nazis, Communists, and anyone else who might harm the United States. He has enemies on every continent, and one is planning to kill him. When a series of threats convinces the aging spy that he is about to be retired permanently, Lovelace comes to the Beaumont hotel. If he must die, he prefers to do it in style. The manager of this most exclusive establishment is his old friend Pierre Chambrun, a former resistance fighter who promises to protect him with the full resources of the hotel. But when an unknown guest is found murdered in Lovelace's room, it becomes apparent that the assassin has already penetrated the Beaumont's walls. Someone wants Lovelace dead, and only the world's greatest hotel manager can save him.
The Western Esoteric Tradition, including Hermeticism, Gnosticism, alchemy, magic, and theosophy, can be viewed as a continuous thread running beneath the surface of Western history. Those within the walls of traditional faith, and even more so those outside it, have all drawn upon its perennial wisdom throughout the ages.The Golden Thread traces the interconnectedness of esoteric wisdom in the Western world, from classical antiquity to contemporary Europe and America. Joscelyn Godwin lends personal perspective to an arrangement of text that is historical and wisdom that is timeless, creating a source of inspiration that calls us to action in our everyday spiritual practice. Every chapter, therefore, makes reference to some aspect of contemporary life and issues of immediate concern.Elegantly written and not without irony and humor, readers will appreciate the non-threatening tone of Godwin's writing, which is not meant to preach or convert but rather inform the public on an often baffling field. Educated readers who are curious about the esoteric and mystery traditions and interested in finding surprising, new approaches to subjects that veer away from the trends of current thought will be particularly drawn to this book.
This is the comprehensive anthology of English verse written by Indians, compiled and edited by poet and a critic of distinction. Such a volume is of considerable historical value and contemporary interest, for English has been for more than 150 years, and continues to be, a vehicle of creative expression for many of our poets and writers.
As the owls, Band and Coryn left the golden tree, retrieving the ember, the island got in to an everlasting summer. Otulissa finds that not everything is golden there.
From #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Johansen comes a classic tale of opposites attracting--and finding love in the most unexpected places--as a feisty, beautiful P. I. falls for a haughty yet misunderstood prince.
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