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Lady of the Keep

by Sharon Schulze

HER BODY WAS GREAT WITH CHILD But her guilt was far greater. For though Lady Moira Fitzgerald had sacrificed herself to keep her people safe, she knew no man would have her now. Certainly not one as noble as Sir Connor FitzClifford! And yet her heart flared with passion whenever he drew near&#8230 Sworn to protect Gerald's keep and all within, Connor FitzClifford hadn't realized such a vow would reweave the tapestry of his life. For his promise had bound him not only to the besieged fortress, but also to its mistress, the enigmatic Lady Moira, a woman whose very soul mirrored his own!

The Lady of the Lake

by Walter Scott

The Lady of the Lake is a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1810. Set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day. The poem has three main plots: the contest among three men, Roderick Dhu, James Fitz-James, and Malcolm Graeme, to win the love of Ellen Douglas; the feud and reconciliation of King James V of Scotland and James Douglas; and a war between the lowland Scots (led by James V) and the highland clans (led by Roderick Dhu of Clan Alpine). The poem was tremendously influential in the nineteenth century, and inspired the Highland Revival.

Lady of the Realm

by Hoa Pham

One day there will be peace in Vietnam. But not before more war. Touched by the Lady of the Realm, Liên dreams of bones and bodies under the sea. The prescient warnings from the Lady weigh heavily on Liên, who is burdened by her inability to save everyone. But she knows that the Lady speaks most to those who listen. Set against the background of the Vietnam war and in its aftermath the rule by the Communist regime, in The Lady of the Realm, we follow Liên's path across many decades that are punctuated by endless war and suffering. Yet even in the most desperate of times, Liên refuses to be ruled by fear and anger and persists in her hope for a peaceful future. For some, it will be too late.

Lady of the Reeds

by Pauline Gedge

She grew up on the reed-lined banks of the Upper Nile but she was not like the other villagers of Aswat. Intelligent and ambitious, Thu is convinced that her destiny is greater than to marry a peasant, tend crops and breed sons. She wants more. When Hui, aristocrat, healer and famed seer, anchors his barge at the nearby temple, young Thu swims to it, willing to offer him anything, even herself, for a glimpse of her future. And so she starts a journey that finally leads her to power as Lady Thu, beloved concubine of Ramses III - until, once again, she wants more.

The Lady of the Rivers (Cousins' War #3)

by Philippa Gregory

#1 New York Times bestselling author and "queen of royal fiction" (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory brings to life the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman of passion and of legend who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses to bring her family unimaginable power.When the young and beautiful Jacquetta is married to the older Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the duke's squire Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the duke's death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen. The Woodvilles soon achieve a place at the very heart of the Lancaster court, though Jacquetta has visions of the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of their royal York rivals. Jacquetta fights for her king and queen, as she sees an extraordinary and unexpected future for her daughter Elizabeth: a change of fortune, the white rose of York, and the throne of England...

Lady of the Roses

by Sandra Worth

During her short time as a ward in Queen Marguerite's Lancastrian court, fifteen-year-old Isobel has had many suitors ask for her hand, but the spirited beauty is blind to all but Yorkist Sir John Neville. It is nothing short of a miracle when the Queen allows Isobel's marriage to the enemy, albeit at a hefty price. All around Isobel and John rages a lawless war. It is only their passion that can see them through the bloody siege of London by the Duke of York, the violent madness of Queen Marguerite, and the devolution of Isobel's meek uncle into the Butcher of England. For theirs is an everlasting love that fears not the scratch of thorns, from either the Red Rose or the White.

The Lady of the Sea (Tristan and Isolde #3)

by Rosalind Miles

The final thrilling chapter in the Tristan and Isolde trilogy...<P> Isolde, heir to the throne of the queens, is now a sovereign in her own right. With the glories of the throne comes the responsibility of a queen, and Isolde knows she must return to her beloved Western Isle. She can no longer tolerate her marriage to King Mark of Cornwall, a marriage she has accepted for years in order to save her country from the threat of war and to be near her only love, Mark’s nephew Tristan of Lyonesse. King Mark, always cowardly and spiteful, is too heavily influenced by his monks and counselors, who loathe the powerful and independent Isolde. And so she leaves Cornwall for good and comes home to Ireland, where her lords face a growing threat from the warlike Picti, who live in the barren highlands to the north of England. The Picti have a bold new king, Darath, who is determined to take the riches of Ireland for his own people, whether by war or by marriage with Isolde. <P> Isolde gathers her armies to confront the Picti and faces a violent conflict as well with King Mark, who vows he will not let a prize like Isolde, and Ireland, slip from his grasp. Isolde is last in a line of famous warrior queens who have guarded Ireland from time before memory, and now she—and her knight, Tristan—must play out their fate and face her enemies in a final battle, a war that could spell ruin for them both.

Lady Oracle

by Margaret Atwood

Joan Foster is the bored wife of a myopic ban-the-bomber. She takes off overnight as Canada's new superpoet, pens lurid gothics on the sly, attracts a blackmailing reporter, skids cheerfully in and out of menacing plots, hair-raising traps, and passionate trysts, and lands dead and well in Terremoto, Italy. In this remarkable, poetic, and magical novel, Margaret Atwood proves yet again why she is considered to be one of the most important and accomplished writers of our time.

Lady Outlaw

by Stacy Henrie

No one would ever imagine a fresh-faced young woman could be robbing stage bandits of their ill-gotten fortunes. But Jennie Jones is desperate to save her family's ranch from foreclosure. And the risks seem worth it, until her upright new ranch hand offers a glimpse of how much is really at stake.Former bounty hunter Caleb Johnson is ready for a new, clean start. With a woman like Jennie, he could build a future there in Utah territory. But only if his gentle faith can guide her in a choice between the land she's fought so hard to save and a future by his side.

Lady Pirate

by Lynsay Sands

Out of the frying pan...Circumstances had changed; they had gotten worse. Valoree no longer had to masquerade as her murdered brother and scourge the oceans as Captain Red. She no longer had to command his pirate band in a quest to regain his birthright. She had been named heir to Ainsly Castle. But no executor would ever hand over the estate to an unmarried pirate wench and her infamous crew--no matter to whom she'd been born. And the will had distinctly stated that in order to inherit, Valoree must be married to a nobleman...and pregnant.Into the fire...Upon learning that, the virgin captain had been ready to return to the seas, bur her crew had put it to a vote--and for those rascally cusses she would do anything. Reluctantly, she agreed. If they could find a way--Henry and One-Eye and Slully--to put on her a sweet face that would fool the ton, she would handle the rest. Even with a drunken prostitute as an "aunt" and her merry cutthroat crew as "servants." But to herself she swore one thing: she could only marry a man who fired her blood, a man who was not afraid of a ...Lady Pirate.

Lady Preacher

by K. T. Richey

To everyone, Shante Dogan has a wonderful life. She is the pastor of a successful church, a loving single parent, a sought-after conference speaker and in a solid relationship with the most eligible bachelor in town, Maxwell Patrick, a local pastor. Her life is turned upside down when she successfully stops the opening of a gentlemens club that is owned by her ex-husband, Kevin, another local pastor. As her relationship with Max heats up, Shante faces the biggest trial in her ministry when her church board questions her integrity, morality and commitment to Christ. She faces the dilemma of revealing and confronting her past and relying on her faith to help her find peace and true love.

The Lady Professor

by Robert L. Switzer

Emma Hansen, a poor farm girl born in 1900, has exceptional scholastic ability and a deep fascination with the natural world. She fights her way through poverty, her family's indifference, and prejudices against women to attend high school and Hancock College, a small Midwestern school. Encouraged by the college's only female professor, Emma conducts her first research with dung beetles and micro-organisms.The Lady Professor is a novel about the human side of real science, historically and scientifically accurate, but readily intelligible to non-scientists. It portrays a transitional time for women in America and would particularly interest young women who are drawn to careers in science.

Lady Renegades

by Rachel Hawkins

From the New York Times bestselling author of Hex Hall comes the sparkling finale in the beloved Rebel Belle series. Just as Harper Price starts coming to terms with her role as David Stark's battle-ready Paladin, protector, and girlfriend--her world goes crazy all over again. Overwhelmed by his Oracle powers, David flees Pine Grove and starts turning teenaged girls into Paladins--and these young ladies seem to think that Harper is the enemy David needs protecting from. Ordinarily, Harper would be able to fight off any Paladin who comes her way, but her powers have been dwindling since David left town, which means her life is on the line yet again. Now, it's a desperate race for Harper to find and rescue David before she backslides from superhero to your garden-variety type-A belle. New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins brings the fun once again in the finale of this pitch-perfect romantic paranormal comedy series.From the Hardcover edition.

Lady Rosabella's Ruse

by Ann Lethbridge

None of the women at an "anything goes" house party catches Garth Evernden's jaded eye. The only one worth noting is a covered-up lady's companion with an intriguing hint of exotic beauty the eighth Baron Stanford would like to uncover...Rose is in fact posing as a widow to find her inheritance-without it, she and her sisters will surely perish! The baron is known for his generosity, and he is so very handsome!A new solution springs to Rose's mind...surely becoming mistress to this rake would bring definite advantages?

Lady Rowena's Ruin

by Carol Townend

Stolen from the convent! Kidnapped by a masked horseman, Lady Rowena despairs. Her cloistered convent life is in tatters, her reputation surely ruined. Until she discovers her abductor is her father's favored knight... Loyal, honorable Sir Eric of Monfort has done as Rowena's father commanded. And though his body might crave her, he will not bed an innocent maiden. But as danger circles, there is only one way for Eric to protect Rowena-by making her his lady in every sense!

Lady Sativa

by Frank Lauria

You Will Never Guess the Truth About...LADY SATIVAAnd You Will Never Be Able To Forget ItThe media dubbed her "the Moon Lady" for her unique psychic powers that rise with the phases of the full moon. But Lady Lilith Sativa is searching for the dark secret of eternal youth...When Doctor Owen Orient encounters the incredibly lovely aristocrat, he begins as her protector--but finds himself her prey-trapped in a decadent web of murder, forbidden sexual rites, and his own raging lust for blood...Infected by the curse of the werewolf he is in a desperate race with eternity.On the next full moon he will lose his soul to...LADY SATIVA

The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook

by Paula Deen

From one of the most frequently visited restaurants in Savannah, The Lady & Sons, comes this collection of down-home Southern family favorites. Paula H. Deen, the owner and proprieter, has created a friendly cookbook filled with hundreds of quick and easy recipes. Perfect for home entertainment, family picnics, or Sunday dinners, The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook completes any kitchen. "I tell Savannah-bound friends that if they want a short course in the meaning of Southern cooking--the flavors, the ambience, indeed the very heart of Southern cooking--they should drop in at The Lady & Sons."--from the introduction by JOHN BEHRENDT, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" The recipes in this book are so wonderful, I almost ate the book!"--FANNIE FLAGG, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lady & Sons, Too!: A Whole New Batch of Recipes from Savannah

by Paula H. Deen

The Lady & Sons, Too! is a brand-new collection of recipes from Paula Deen, owner of Savannah's Lady & Sons restaurant and one of QVC's all-time bestselling cookbook authors. In addition to featuring 315 new Southern recipes, this book has thirty-two more helpful kitchen hints from "the Lady" and a whole new chapter featuring introductions and recipes from some of Paula's friends in Savannah, including three recipes from John Berendt's mother! The Lady & Sons, Too! makes a tempting addition to any cookbook collection or a great gift for friends.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lady Sophia's Lover

by Lisa Kleypas

Why is Lady Sophia looking for a lover?Andcould she seduce the most marriageable man in London? Lady Sophia Sydney would do anything to ensnare the unattainable Sir Ross Cannon. Her goal--to ruin his reputation and cause a scandal that would be the talk of all London. So she insinuates herself into his life by gaining his trust and living in his house. Every morning, her lush presence tempts him beyond all reason...the way she bends over the table to serve him the meals she has prepared...the way her hands oh, so gently--yet sensuously--brush against him. Every night, she promises with her eyes--and her body-- that the hours before dawn could be spent in unbridled passion instead of restless sleep--if only he'd let her share his bed. She knows he is falling more in love with her each day. But she never counted on falling in love with him. And she never dreamed he might very respectably ask for her hand in marriage... Are you ready to be seduced by New York Times Bestselling author Lisa Kleypas and her most compelling love story yet?

Lady Susan

by Jane Austen

Beautiful, flirtatious, and recently widowed, Lady Susan Vernon seeks an advantageous second marriage for herself, while attempting to push her daughter into a dismal match. A magnificently crafted novel of Regency manners and mores that will delight Austen enthusiasts with its wit and elegant expression.

Lady Susan

by Jane Austen

Esta breve novela epistolar fue escrita tempranamente y publicada recién en 1871 de forma póstuma. Las cuarenta y una cartas que la componen van armando, a modo de un rompecabezas, una historia de intrigas y enredos, al tiempo que nos ofrecen un retrato de la moral de la época y, en consecuencia, del carácter amoral de su protagonista, Lady Susan. Lady Susan, breve novela epistolar, fue escrita tempranamente y publicada recién en 1871, de forma póstuma. Las cuarenta y una cartas que la componen van armando, a modo de un rompecabezas, una historia de intrigas y enredos, al mismo tiempo que nos ofrecen un retrato de la moral y las convenciones de la época. Lady Susan Vernon, reciente viuda, es una mujer hermosa e inteligente, a la vez que egoísta y ambiciosa. Sus planes no sólo incluyen un nuevo casamiento ventajoso para ella misma, sino también un pretendiente adinerado para su hija de dieciséis años, un hombre al que la joven detesta. A través de ingeniosos manejos, hará todo lo que está a su alcance para lograrlo, sin importarle ni las opiniones ni los deseos de quienes la rodean: su hija, su familia o su círculo social.

Lady Susan

by Jane Austen

The intelligent and beautiful, yet manipulative Lady Susan Vernon, recently widowed, strives for nothing more than to obtain financial security for both herself and her unruly, yet shy daughter Frederica.

Lady Thief

by Kay Hooper

Dear Reader,As most of you know by now, I was lucky enough to begin my career writing contemporary series romances. What you may not know, however, is that my very first novel was historical-a Regency romance. The setting of Regency England is favored among romance writers, because we view it-thanks largely to Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer-as an age of lords and ladies, of glittering balls and high fashion, where the rules of Society were very carefully set out and were expected to be obeyed. Love stories fit that mannered, sparkling age like a glove. Being me, of course, I had to tweak both the rules and conventions of Regency England for my own forays there. And so, in Lady Thief, I give you Jennifer Courtenay, whose lovely face hides a dangerous secret both Society and the Duke of Spencer are determined to uncover. A secret that could cost her her life. And in the Regency-set novella "Masquerade," I offer Cassandra Eden, who hides a far different kind of secret from the infamous Earl of Sheffield when fate lands her unexpectedly on his doorstep one snowy evening. I hope you enjoy Lady Thief, written in 1980, and "Masquerade," the novella written almost fifteen years later-both presented here exactly as they were originally published. I ask only that you please remember that I was a tiny child when I began my writing career, hardly tall enough to reach the keyboard. Seriously. Kay Hooper

The Lady Vanishes

by Ethel Lina White

The exciting original of the Hitchcock film classic.Iris Carr was young, wealthy, attractive - and bored. Despairing of her society friends, tired of skiing with the crowd, she decides to return to England alone by train. But she hadn't bargained for the extraordinary Miss Froy - a lively, gossipy spinster who is determined to befriend her, nor had she expected Miss Froy's sudden disappearance.Certain that she has not imagined so bizarre a character, and outraged by the blank faces of the passengers who deny her existence, Iris vows to find her companion, unaware of the terrifying trail ahead, so wildly different from her notion of a comfortable journey home.

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