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JUDSON'S ON TRIAL! Forty years after his wife's disappearance, Tyler patriarch Judson Ingalls has been arrested and charged with her murder! All eyes are trained on the proud Ingalls family as the dramatic courtroom battle grips America's favorite hometown. Each book set in Tyler is a self-contained story; together, they stitch the fabric of a community. SHE'S HER GRANDFATHER'S DEFENSE counsel Amanda Baron knows she'll need all her courage and skill to defend her grandfather, Judson, against notorious state prosecutor Ethan Trask. She knows Judson is innocent, even though she only has to prove reasonable doubt. AND THE PROSECUTOR IS DISTRACTED Ethan Trask is convinced of Judson's guilt. But Amanda's shrewd courtroom strategy surprises him... and her quiet dedication charms him. He's determined to convict her grandfather, but he knows that if he succeeds, Amanda will never forgive him.... This is the eleventh book in the Tyler series.
Stewart contrasts the thinking of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), the toast of Paris and inventor of calculus, with that of Benedictus Spinoza (1632-77), who lived in The Hague as an outcast with a day job. In their ideas he finds the seeds both of modernity and of the conflicts that still rage through it. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
France, 1680. Louis XIV, the Sun King, is at the height of his power. The court at Versailles is a paradise for privileged young women. Jeanne Yvette Mas Du Bois is unlike most other courtiers. Her thirst for knowledge often incurs her fathers brutal wrath. But her uncle encourages Jeannes independence, secretly teaching her fencing in the palaces labyrinthine basement. . . When two of the kings Musketeers are beset by criminals who are mere feet from Jeannes fencing lesson, she intervenes, saving one of the Musketeers lives. Hidden behind her mask, Jeanne is mistaken for a man. As "Jean Luc," Jeanne is admitted to an inner circle where she learns of an assassination plot against the Queen. As Jean Luc, she is permitted to bring her intelligence and swordsmanship to bear. And as Jean Luc, she is free to love the man of her choosing. . . even if she can never have him. Now, with the Queen in jeopardy, and her own double life making her privy to the tangled intrigues at court, Jeanne is in a powerful--yet increasingly perilous--position. Brimming with lush period detail and vivid, unforgettable characters, The Courtiers Secret takes readers into a fascinating, intriguing world of pageantry, adventure, betrayals, and secrets. "Exquisitely done. . . fabulous. . . unforgettable characters. " --Marilyn Rondeau "Compelling. . . brings vividly to life the constrained life of the noble Frenchwoman. " --Allie Bates, author of Earthchild Reading Group Guide Inside
France, 1680. Louis XIV, the Sun King, is at the height of his power. The court at Versailles is a paradise for privileged young women. Jeanne Yvette Mas Du Bois is unlike most other courtiers. Her thirst for knowledge often incurs her father's brutal wrath. But her uncle encourages Jeanne's independence, secretly teaching her fencing in the palace's labyrinthine basement... When two of the king's Musketeers are beset by criminals who are mere feet from Jeanne's fencing lesson, she intervenes, saving one of the Musketeers' lives. Hidden behind her mask, Jeanne is mistaken for a man. As "Jean Luc," Jeanne is admitted to an inner circle where she learns of an assassination plot against the Queen. As Jean Luc, she is permitted to bring her intelligence and swordsmanship to bear. And as Jean Luc, she is free to love the man of her choosing. . .even if she can never have him. Now, with the Queen in jeopardy, and her own double life making her privy to the tangled intrigues at court, Jeanne is in a powerful--yet increasingly perilous--position. Brimming with lush period detail and vivid, unforgettable characters, The Courtier's Secret takes readers into a fascinating, intriguing world of pageantry, adventure, betrayals, and secrets. "Exquisitely done. . .fabulous. . .unforgettable characters." --Marilyn Rondeau "Compelling. . .brings vividly to life the constrained life of the noble Frenchwoman." --Allie Bates, author of Earthchild Reading Group Guide Inside
Now that both of Jayd's cliques have crossed paths and are getting along, Jayd hopes smooth sailing is ahead. But with problems at home and some beef with Rah, Jayd realizes they don't call her Drama High for nothing.
The Lost Springs Ranch for troubled boys is at stake, and it's a man's duty to give back...Bachelor #2Name: Mase LeBow, 34Occupation: Homicide detective, DenverBiggest Achievement: Living to adulthood after a too-wild adolescenceWidower Mase LeBow figures Callie Thorne's remote equine therapy ranch is the best place to protect his son. So he's determined to charm her after she "buys" him for a date at the Lost Springs Bachelor Auction. But her insistence on helping his withdrawn boy gets past his defenses...and that can't happen. Falling in love with Callie when he's the star witness in a murder trial would be a huge mistake.
The thrill of the chase! Patrick Hazard had a plan of action that took Hester by surprise. She hadn't intended falling in love with anyone, but Patrick wasn't content just to be friends--he wined and dined Hester, pursued her and wooed her...whatever it took to win her over. Secretly, Hester didn't need moonlight and roses to tell her that she and Patrick shared something special. As far as she was concerned, she was now spoken for--or had she spoken too soon? What was preventing Patrick from making that final proposal of marriage?
In New York Times bestselling author Janet Chapman's magical town of Spellbound Falls, anything can happen, even love that defies time itself... While building a wilderness trail for a new five-star resort in Spellbound Falls, underachieving playboy Alec MacKeage rescues a beautiful woman who is being chased by kidnappers and agrees to let her hide out with him for a few days. But when those days stretch past a week, Alec finds himself fighting his attraction to the mysterious Jane Smith--despite knowing the woman isn't who she claims to be. Then again, neither is he... On the run from her own life, Jane is really Carolina Oceanus--and she'll do anything to avoid the six ancient-minded men her father has brought to Maine to vie for her hand in marriage. But as the maddening competition heats up, Carolina realizes that she'll have to come clean to Alec, the seductive loner who's managed to capture her heart... .
A dutiful woman, a desirable man ... An artist with a keen eye for the beauty surrounding her -- yet none for her own -- duty-bound Claudia is resigned to marrying the man of her domineering father's choosing. First, though, she must resign the job she has held in secret as society illustrator "C. J. Prattley." But dashing newspaper owner Derrick Middleton is instantly captivated by Claudia's talent, wit, and sweet nature -- and the passionate inner fire she unknowingly possesses. He has other plans for this extraordinary woman. Until Claudia first entered his London office, Derrick cared for only his paper and the wild bachelor life he has long enjoyed. Now saving Claudia from a dismal marriage -- and winning her for himself -- becomes his main concern. But courting a woman like Claudia will not be an easy undertaking for a handsome cynic who has always believed true love is not for him -- especially after they succumb to an indiscretion that could lead two hearts to ruin ... of a most delicious variety.
Camille D'Artigo is Priestess of the Moon Mother and wife of a dragon. But her dragon father-in-law doesn't want her in the family. Captured and swept off to the Dragon Reaches, Camille must find a way to escape before her husband's father breaks her spirit. The previous book in the popular Otherworld series, Blood Wyne (Berkley, 2011), made it to number 15 on the New York Times bestseller list.
After watching a murderer walk free on a technicality, Nicole Sterling left the state attorney' s office to start a criminal law practice. She lets her partners handle the assault and murder files while she specializes in white-collar crime. With her own mother' s life slowly slipping away before her eyes, Nicole has had about all she can take of death. But when a client is accused of killing her own baby, Nicole is drawn in to the case. Also looking for answers is Detective Sam Bowie, a man as infuriating as he is sexy. Sparks fly between them, but the last thing Nicole has room in her life for is a romantic entanglement. Their investigation reveals that Nicole' s client could be just one of many innocent victims of a horrific conspiracy. Now, she must put her own life on the line to uncover the truth-and risk her heart-if she' s to have a future with Sam.55,000 words
This twelfth culinary mystery from Joanne Pence has everything a mystery reader could ever want: romance, intrigue and, of course, murder. Loveable amateur sleuth and budding chef Angie Amalfi continues her adventures in this exciting addition to a popular series. Dilettante chef and amateur sleuth Angie Amalfi is at it again, in another culinary mystery in this successful series. Angie has reluctantly agreed to let her mother plan the party to celebrate her engagement to Paavo, her hunky detective beau. But as she frets over whether her mom will pull it off, a new situation surfaces--Stan, her next door neighbour, falls for a mysterious pregnant woman, and gets in over his head. With stalkers, baby-smuggling, and, of course, murder in the days leading up to the party, Angie must concentrate on solving a complicated crime, and reluctantly leave the party planning to mom. o Perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich and mystery readers who love stories with a dash of romance. o Each instalment in the series features several delicious recipes from the kitchen of Angie Amalfi.
White House speechwriter Marc Thiessen was locked in a secure room and given access to the most sensitive intelligence when he was tasked to write President George W. Bush's 2006 speech explaining the CIA's interrogation program and why Congress should authorize it. Few know more about these CIA operations than Thiessen, and in his new book, Courting Disaster, he documents just how effective the CIA's interrogations were in foiling attacks on America, penetrating al-Qaeda's high command, and providing our military with actionable intelligence. Thiessen also shows how reckless President Obama has been in shutting down the CIA's program and releasing secret documents that have aided our enemies. Courting Disaster proves:How the CIA program thwarted specific deadly attacks against the U.S.Why "enhanced interrogation" was not torture by any reasonable legal or moral standardHow the information gained by "enhanced interrogation" could not have been acquired any other wayHow President Obama's actions since taking office have left America much more vulnerable to attackIn chilling detail, Thiessen reveals how close the terrorists came to striking again, how intelligence gained from "enhanced interrogation" repeatedly stymied their plots, and how President Obama's dismantling of this CIA program is inviting disaster for America.
The worlds of professional tennis and the Broadway musical combine as these intrepid detectives protect their clients from death threats.
Return to Wells Landing, the close-knit Amish community in Oklahoma, where a hopeful young woman struggles to find true love while staying true to her faith. . . Emily Ebersol is the bishop's daughter, and everyone--including Emily--assumes she'll marry a faithful Amish man and live out her days within the community. But her childhood sweetheart, Luke Lambright, fell in love with racing cars during his rumspringa and decided to leave Wells Landing. Emily prays for his return, but as the months go by, she begins spending time with another young man--a man who may not be as exciting as Luke, but perhaps he's exactly what she needs. . . Elam Rhiel knows that Emily has always been in love with Luke--but he is certain he could be the loyal, steady husband Emily deserves. Then, just as Emily begins to fall for him, Luke returns and complicates her feelings. Now, they all must learn that the greatest love requires the greatest sacrifice. . .
Return to Wells Landing, the close-knit Amish community in Oklahoma, where a hopeful young woman struggles to find true love while staying true to her faith. . .Emily Ebersol is the bishop's daughter, and everyone--including Emily--assumes she'll marry a faithful Amish man and live out her days within the community. But her childhood sweetheart, Luke Lambright, fell in love with racing cars during his rumspringa and decided to leave Wells Landing. Emily prays for his return, but as the months go by, she begins spending time with another young man--a man who may not be as exciting as Luke, but perhaps he's exactly what she needs. . .Elam Rhiel knows that Emily has always been in love with Luke--but he is certain he could be the loyal, steady husband Emily deserves. Then, just as Emily begins to fall for him, Luke returns and complicates her feelings. Now, they all must learn that the greatest love requires the greatest sacrifice. . .
Mail order bride romance novel set near Seattle, Washington in 1904.
A private battle rages at court for the affections of a childless queen, who must soon name her successor--and thus determine the future of the British Empire. It is the beginning of the eighteenth century and William of Orange is dying. Soon Anne is crowned queen, but to court insiders, the name of the imminent sovereign is Sarah Churchill. Beautiful, outspoken Sarah has bewitched Anne and believes she is invincible--until she installs her poor cousin Abigail Hill into court as royal chambermaid. Plain Abigail seems the least likely challenger to Sarah's place in her highness's affections, but challenge it she does, in stealthy yet formidable ways. While Anne engages in her private tug-of-war, the nation is obsessed with another, more public battle: succession. Anne is sickly and childless, the last of the Stuart line. This novel of the Stuarts from Jean Plaidy weaves larger-than-life characters through a dark maze of intrigue, love, and destruction, with nothing less than the future of the British Empire at stake.
HOLLY GRAHAM'S WORLD IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN ...by her mother's deathbed confession. Fortunately, there's one constant in Holly's life: her best friend, Bryce Jarvis. His strong arms are there to comfort her. And his honey-brown eyes see her as more than the little girl he grew up with.... Bryce has waited for years to court Holly. But when his chance finally comes, Holly faces questions about her very identity. She isn't sure about anything anymore-even how she feels about Bryce. Can he make her understand that the pure love right in front of her is true and sure?
The Man Was No StrangerWhen Hope Petersen looks up to see Sinclair Marsh standing in her office doorway, it brings back bittersweet memories. She can't forgive him for the terrible accident that changed both their lives. Now that her girlhood crush is the new pastor of the church she runs, Hope is forced to work with him-and her old feelings resurface. Sinclair seems determined to show her and their Michigan hometown that their minister is a changed man. Is Hope ready to move beyond the past and risk her future on the man she never stopped loving?
Winning a high-profile case has given a huge boost to New York attorney DeAngelo Di Meglio's career-and his love life. Too bad fame hasn't helped him win the woman he's been infatuated with for years. Tired of waiting and wondering, Angelo books a trip to the singles-only Bahamas resort where Peyton Mahoney is celebrating her thirtieth birthday. And just as he hoped, when they finally connect, the chemistry is mind-blowing....Two weeks in paradise has given Peyton some sizzling memories. That's all she expects-or wants-from a legendary player like Angelo. Having grown up on Chicago's South Side, she is worlds away from his life of privilege. Then a controversial case puts them on opposing sides. And as sexual tension spills over from the courtroom to the bedroom, there's no way they can ignore the undeniable attraction....
COULD A TOSSED BOUQUET PREDICT THE NEXT BRIDE?Alex MacIntyre believed that particular wedding tradition was a myth, until Katarina Berthoff caught her newly married sister's wildflowers. Reunited after eight years at the wedding of Katarina's sister to Alex's brother, it looked as if happily-ever-after with the angelic dollmaker was in God's plan for the courageous firefighter. But unless Alex gave up the dangerous job he loved, his dreams of a family could never come true. Was anything possible for a man torn between adventure and love? Maybe, with the right woman....
Stunningly beautiful Callie Conner is sick of being pursued by shallow suitors. She wants a man of faith, honesty and moral integrity who will love and value her for more than her appearance. So she flees to her aunt's hotel, where she soon finds herself falling for the handsome new stable hand.A successful businessman in disguise, Ezra Ryder enjoys working in Pinewood where he is accepted for himself, and not for his money. Growing closer to Miss Callie, he longs to proclaim his love. But revealing his true identity would also mean revealing his deceit-can he risk losing Callie's trust forever?
Anne Murphy is the redheaded rookie at the Philadelphia law firm of Rosato & Associates, and one morning she wakes up to front-page headlines proclaiming lawyer murdered -- above her own picture. If she wants to stay alive, she's got to play dead. She'll have to trust people she barely knows -- colleagues who hate her, homicide cops who want her out of the crime-fighting business, and a new love who inconveniently happens to be opposing counsel. But her knack for courting trouble makes it almost impossible for Anne to play well with others, and an unexpected event places her in lethal jeopardy and leaves her with everything to lose.
Her baby secret is out Twenty-six-year-old nurse Courtney Clay longs to be a mother. Husband and father candidates in tiny Weaver, Wyoming? None. So she's carefully checking out profiles on a sperm-bank registry. But when Courtney takes in Mason Hyde after his accident, the oh-so-familiar private patient sprawled in her cot has her remembering old dreams-about a long-ago passionate night spent with this gorgeous gone-the-next-morning secret agent. If Mason thought for one minute he'd be a good father, he'd loan himself to his beautiful nurse-forever. But Courtney's solo baby plan will go full speed ahead without him...unless this lone ranger figures out how he really feels. Fast.
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