Fearless Duke

Fearless Duke
  • Author : Scarlett Scott
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 330
  • Relase : 2020
  • ISBN : 9798639752865

Fearless Duke Book Review:

Miss Isabella Hilgrove, proprietress of the Ladies' Typewriting School, prides herself on the quality of her staff. After the Duke of Westmorland sacks the third typist she has sent him in as many days, she's not just outraged, she's determined to put the arrogant bully in his place. Benedict Manning, Duke of Westmorland, is having the worst week of his life. A bomb has exploded on London Bridge, the Special League is unraveling, and he cannot seem to find a secretary who is not a spineless watering pot. When the prim and proper Miss Hilgrove arrives on his doorstep, calling him everything but a gentleman, he can't resist toying with her. Their mutual attempts to teach each other a lesson quickly turn into something more. But danger is in the air, and the brooding duke and the self-avowed spinster are about to become targets of the most lethal menace London has faced...

Nobody's Duke

Nobody's Duke
  • Author : Scarlett Scott
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 331
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 1791943500

Nobody's Duke Book Review:

“A widdow with sectrets. When the dangerous men who killed her husband in a political assassination threaten Ara, Duchess of Burghly, the Crown assigns her a bodyguard. But the man charged with protecting her is no stranger. He’s Clayton Ludlow, the bastard son of a duke and the first man she ever loved. Eight years after he took her innocence and ruthlessly abandoned her, he’s back in her drawing room and her life. This time, she’s older, wiser, and stronger. She will resist him at any cost and make him pay for the past. A spy with a broken heart. She’s the only woman Clay ever loved and the one he hates above all others. When Ara brutally betrayed and deceived him, leaving him with a scarred face and a bitter heart, he devoted himself to earning his reputation as one of the Crown’s most feared agents. He wants nothing more than to finish his assignment so that he can remove all traces of her from his life forever. But walking away from her for good won’t be as easy as he thinks. As secrets are revealed and danger threatens Ara, Clay discovers that the truth is far more complicated than deceit. Once she’s back in his arms where she belongs, he’ll wage the biggest fight of all to keep her there.” -- back cover

The Spy Who Seduced Her

The Spy Who Seduced Her
  • Author : Christi Caldwell
  • Publisher : Christi Caldwell Ink
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2018-01-23
  • ISBN : 9781976116865

The Spy Who Seduced Her Book Review:

Christi Caldwell is a MUST READ!! ~Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author And see why Tessa Dare says, "A Christi Caldwell book never fails to touch the heart." In this spellbinding new Regency series by Christi Caldwell, The Heart of a Duke meets the Brethren of the Lords. The stakes are high and passions flare hot in Regency England! A widow with a past… The last thing Victoria Barrett, the Viscountess Waters, has any interest in is romance. When the only man she’s ever loved was killed she endured an arranged marriage to a cruel man in order to survive. Now widowed, her only focus is on clearing her son’s name from the charge of murder. That is until the love of her life returns from the grave. A leader of a once great agency… Nathaniel Archer, the Earl of Exeter head of the Crown’s elite organization, The Brethren, is back on British soil. Captured and tortured 20 years ago, he clung to memories of his first love until he could escape. Discovering she has married whilst he was captive, Nathaniel sets aside the distractions of love...until an unexpected case is thrust upon him-- to solve the murder of the Viscount Waters. There is just one complication: the prime suspect's mother is none other than Victoria, the woman he once loved with his very soul. Secrets will be uncovered and passions rekindled. Victoria and Nathaniel must trust one another if they hope to start anew—in love and life. But will duty destroy their last chance?

The Viscount's Sinful Bargain

The Viscount's Sinful Bargain
  • Author : Kate Archer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2020-06-08
  • ISBN : 9798652313593

The Viscount's Sinful Bargain Book Review:

#1 in The Dukes' Pact Series-six dukes take dire steps to force their heirs to marry, while those heirs fight just as hard to remain bachelors. A sweet regency romance. Read for Free in Kindle Unlimited!Lord Hampton cursed his luck. Six dukes were in league together to force their sons to marry, and one of them was his own father. The old men had drawn up a formal pact, with severe consequences to their heirs included. Edwin is determined to devise a way out of it, he has no intention of marrying any time soon. He's also desperate to get his name off the ton's lips. Mamas are circling like hunters round a wounded stag and every pert little miss is fanning herself.Cassandra Knightsbridge, only daughter of Viscount Trebly, has not had a very usual upbringing. She rides like the devil, leaving her groom far behind...if she bothered to take a groom at all. More alarming, there would be few gentlemen who could best her with a fowling piece. Of course, she knows those particular habits will not find approval in a London drawing room and ought not be mentioned. That is, until a condescending lord provokes her.Might not a tale of a girl who shoots turn society's attention away from the dukes' pact? The whispers wind their way through drawing rooms and the talk about Miss Knightsbridge blooms. Edwin's love for the lady blooms too, but now he's made it impossible to win her.The Dukes' PactBook 1 - The Viscount's Sinful BargainBook 2 - The Marquess' Daring WagerBook 3 - The Lord's Desperate PledgeBook 4 - The Baron's Dangerous ContractBook 5 - The Peer's Roguish WhisperBook 6 - The Earl's Iron Heart

The Rogue's Disgraced Lady

The Rogue's Disgraced Lady
  • Author : Carole Mortimer
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2010-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781426846472

The Rogue's Disgraced Lady Book Review:

Society gossip has kept Lady Juliet Boyd out of the public eye since the suspicious death of her husband. Although she's been persuaded to accept an invitation to a summer house party, all she really wants is a quiet life, free from the attentions of any man. But there she meets the scandalous Sebastian St. Claire, who makes her feel things, want things, need things she's never experienced before. Starved of affection, Juliet finds his lovemaking irresistible. But does he really want her—or just the truth behind her disgrace?

Wicked in Winter

Wicked in Winter
  • Author : Scarlett Scott
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 170
  • Relase : 2019-09-24
  • ISBN : 1693889242

Wicked in Winter Book Review:

Devereaux Winter is one of the wealthiest men in England, but he hails from a notorious family. The Wicked Winters are as reviled as they are renowned. He is desperate to find a wife of good breeding so he can begin the Herculean task of seeing his siblings settled. Fortunately for him, the duke next door's wits are addled. Even more fortunate? The duke's only daughter is a beautiful spinster.Lady Emilia King has sworn off love and vowed to remain unwed. When the brutish Mr. Winter wins her ailing father's unentailed assets in a game of chance, she is aghast. Upon hearing his requirement for forgiving her father's debt, she is outraged. She has no intention of marrying the villain and sponsoring his wild sisters in their seasons.But Dev always gets what he wants, and Lady Emilia is about to discover what he wants more than anything is her. Far more astonishing, she just may want him too...Wicked in Winter is the first in a new steamy Regency series about the Wicked Winter family!Length: NovellaHeat Level: Scorching Hot

To Wed His Christmas Lady

To Wed His Christmas Lady
  • Author : Christi Caldwell
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 154
  • Relase : 2018-01-24
  • ISBN : 1983846317

To Wed His Christmas Lady Book Review:

She's longing to be loved: Lady Cara Falcot has only served one purpose to her loathsome father-to increase his power through a marriage to the future Duke of Billingsley. As such, she's built protective walls about her heart, and presents an icy facade to the world around her. Journeying home from her finishing school for the Christmas holidays, Cara's carriage is stranded during a winter storm. She's forced to tarry at a ramshackle inn, where she immediately antagonizes another patron-William. He's avoiding his duty in favor of one last adventure: William Hargrove, the Marquess of Grafton has wanted only one thing in life-to avoid the future match his parents would have him make to a cold, duke's daughter. He's returning home from a blissful eight years of traveling the world to see to his responsibilities. But when a winter storm interrupts his trip and lands him at a falling-down inn, he's forced to share company with a commanding Lady Cara who initially reminds him exactly of the woman he so desperately wants to avoid. A Christmas snowstorm ushers in the spirit of the season: At the holiday time, these two people who despise each other due to first perceptions are offered renewed beginnings and fresh starts. As this gruff stranger breaks down the walls she's built about herself, Cara has to determine whether she can truly open her heart to trusting that any man is capable of good and that she herself is capable of love. And William has to set aside all previous thoughts he's carried of the polished ladies like Cara, to be the man to show her that love.

The Constable de Bourbon

The Constable de Bourbon
  • Author : William Harrison Ainsworth
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 318
  • Relase : 1866
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10744621

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Heartless Duke

Heartless Duke
  • Author : Scarlett Scott
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 332
  • Relase : 2019-04-02
  • ISBN : 1091063214

Heartless Duke Book Review:

He's a heartless cad. A relentless rake. Dangerous to know. As cruel as can be.He's the Duke of Carlisle, leader of a secret branch of the Home Office charged with keeping the peace amidst great peril and upheaval. By day, he hunts anarchists and murderers with savage intensity. By night, he rules over London's darkest, most depraved souls.But he's about to meet his match in his latest prisoner.She's a strong, independent woman. Fearless and determined. Unlike any lady he's ever known. As unfettered and plucky as can be.She's Bridget O'Malley, a trusted member of the underground organization to gain Irish independence. By day, she is a respectable young woman of modest means, attempting to make her way in the world through honest employment. By night, she is embroiled in a world so treacherous and dangerous that even she finds her own life at risk. To save herself, she will commit any sin.When the heartless duke and the fiery rebel clash in a fierce battle of wills, unexpected passions flare to life. Threats lurk at every turn, and no one is as they seem. Will they be each other's ruin? Or is love enough to become their salvation?

A Book of Golden Deeds

A Book of Golden Deeds
  • Author : Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 506
  • Relase : 1866
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HN66GU

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Candle in the Snow

Candle in the Snow
  • Author : Olivia Drake
  • Publisher : NYLA
  • Pages : 92
  • Relase : 2018-10-15
  • ISBN : 9781641970662

Candle in the Snow Book Review:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Olivia Drake comes a charming Victorian historical romance—perfect for the holidays! A pretty English schoolteacher anticipates the homecoming of her long-absent, devilishly handsome husband...the only holiday gift that will satisfy her yearning heart... **originally published as Barbara Dawson Smith**

Hereditary Genius

Hereditary Genius
  • Author : Francis Galton
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 390
  • Relase : 1870
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433070253558

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When Scotland Was Jewish

When Scotland Was Jewish
  • Author : Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman,Donald N. Yates
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2015-05-07
  • ISBN : 0786455225

When Scotland Was Jewish Book Review:

The popular image of Scotland is dominated by widely recognized elements of Celtic culture. But a significant non–Celtic influence on Scotland’s history has been largely ignored for centuries? This book argues that much of Scotland’s history and culture from 1100 forward is Jewish. The authors provide evidence that many of the national heroes, villains, rulers, nobles, traders, merchants, bishops, guild members, burgesses, and ministers of Scotland were of Jewish descent, their ancestors originating in France and Spain. Much of the traditional historical account of Scotland, it is proposed, rests on fundamental interpretive errors, perpetuated in order to affirm Scotland’s identity as a Celtic, Christian society. A more accurate and profound understanding of Scottish history has thus been buried. The authors’ wide-ranging research includes examination of census records, archaeological artifacts, castle carvings, cemetery inscriptions, religious seals, coinage, burgess and guild member rolls, noble genealogies, family crests, portraiture, and geographic place names.

The Book of Buried Treasure

The Book of Buried Treasure
  • Author : Ralph D. Paine
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2022-05-17
  • ISBN : EAN:8596547005179

The Book of Buried Treasure Book Review:

The Book of Buried Treasure is a historical account of pirates and piracy, containing true stories of some of the most notorious buccaneers, their heists and robberies and the pirate gold that is lost forever. The book is written by American journalist and adventurer Ralph D. Paine who was indicted for piracy with a capital crime, after sailing on a boat that was smuggling munitions._x000D_ Table of Contents:_x000D_ The World-Wide Hunt for Vanished Riches_x000D_ Captain Kidd in Fact and Fiction_x000D_ Captain Kidd, His Treasure_x000D_ Captain Kidd, His Trial, and Death_x000D_ The Wondrous Fortune of William Phips_x000D_ The Bold Sea Rogue, John Quelch_x000D_ The Armada Galleon of Tobermory Bay_x000D_ The Lost Plate Fleet of Vigo_x000D_ The Pirates' Hoard of Trinidad_x000D_ The Lure of Cocos Island_x000D_ The Mystery of the Lutine Frigate_x000D_ The Toilers of the Thetis_x000D_ The Quest of El Dorado_x000D_ The Wizardry of the Divining Rod_x000D_ Sundry Pirates and Their Booty_x000D_ Practical Hints for Treasure Seekers

To Save a Love

To Save a Love
  • Author : Alexa Aston
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2020-06-18
  • ISBN : 9798654904829

To Save a Love Book Review:

Both wronged by their fathers . . . two damaged souls longing for love and salvation . . .Book 4 in the exciting new Soldiers and Soulmates series from bestselling author Alexa Aston has arrived. Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!Childhood sweethearts Desmond Bretton and Anna Browning defy their powerful fathers and elope to Gretna Green when Anna is told she will marry a viscount old enough to be her grandfather. Caught before they cross the Scottish border, Dez is shipped off to the army, where he learns of Anna's suicide. Though a dozen years pass, Dez still loves the girl who always held his heart.Though everyone is told Anna died, her father places his daughter in a madhouse to punish her for her rebellious behavior. Anna retreats inside herself to a world of her own making in order to cling to her sanity. Dez, her lost love, is a huge part of that perfect world.When Dez becomes the Earl of Torrington, he discovers Anna is still alive and with her cousin's help, they free her from Gollingham Asylum. Dez knows the girl he loves still lingers within Anna and is determined to liberate her, as well as other women imprisoned at the madhouse.Can Dez save the sanity of the woman he loves-or will Anna be lost to him forever?Find the answer in bestselling author Alexa Aston's fourth book of Soldiers and Soulmates, To Save a Love.Each book in Soldiers and Soulmates is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.Soldiers and SoulmatesBook #1: To Heal an EarlBook #2: To Tame a RogueBook #3: To Trust a DukeBook #4: To Save a LoveBook #5: To Win a Widow

His Wicked Secret

His Wicked Secret
  • Author : Lauren Smith
  • Publisher : Lauren Smith
  • Pages : 334
  • Relase : 2018-06-11
  • ISBN : 9781947206366

His Wicked Secret Book Review:

When a lady decides to become a spy, she must resist all temptation...especially love. Audrey Sheridan is London’s sweetheart, a position that allows her access to the ton and all its secrets. As the enigmatic writer, Lady Society, she is wild, reckless, and speaks her mind. She matchmakes wicked rogues with their perfect wives. But there’s one thing she’s failed to find since her debut. A husband for herself. And there’s only one man she’s ever wanted. There’s just one problem...he doesn’t want her. What’s a lady to do to mend her broken heart? Run off to become a spy... Jonathan St. Laurent is anything but a saint and certainly not husband material. He spent nearly his entire life as a servant to his half-brother the Duke of Essex. He’s trying to play the gentleman now, but it’s damned hard when he’s tempted by the ton’s darling spitfire Audrey. There’s something about her that makes him want to abandon the rules of polite society and show her just how wicked he can be...which is why it’s better to avoid the minx altogether. When Audrey’s plan to be a spy is discovered, Jonathan knows he must move heaven and earth to protect her while guarding his own secret...

The Matchmaker and the Marquess

The Matchmaker and the Marquess
  • Author : Scarlett Scott
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 158
  • Relase : 2021-06-15
  • ISBN : 9798518113947

The Matchmaker and the Marquess Book Review:

You are cordially invited to the country house party of the summer... Five years ago, six exceptional ladies graduated from Twittingham Academy and successfully nabbed themselves the most sought-after matrimonial prizes in London. Actually, they didn't. Not one of them. But the Countess of Fangfoss, formerly known as Miss Julia Twittingham, has a plan to see each of her past charges happily wed after all. Welcome to Second Chance Manor. Lady Clementine Hammond has earned her reputation as society's most notorious matchmaker by catching couples in compromising positions. She's perfectly happy remaining unwed herself. One small misstep at a country house party, however, leaves her with no choice but to become engaged to the most odious rogue she has ever met. Also, the most handsome. After losing the woman he loved to a romantic rival, the Marquess of Dorset has devoted himself to cultivating his reputation as a rakehell of the first order. When the unlikeable Lady Clementine quite literally gets a bee up her skirts, he reluctantly plays the gallant, only to find himself having to offer her marriage. Clementine loathes rakes. Dorset despises prim and proper ladies. Each is desperate to escape an unwanted union to the other. They agree to maintain a pretense for the house party's duration with plans to discreetly break their engagement when they return to London. Everything is unfolding according to plan. Until their temporary betrothal starts to feel far too real and one kiss leads to another... Steam level: Scorching hot! Don't say you weren't warned...

History of the Norwegian People

History of the Norwegian People
  • Author : Knut Gjerset
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 507
  • Relase : 1915
  • ISBN : WISC:89009169244

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Violent Borders

Violent Borders
  • Author : Reece Jones
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2016-10-11
  • ISBN : 9781784784720

Violent Borders Book Review:

A major new exploration of the refugee crisis, focusing on how borders are formed and policed Forty thousand people have died trying to cross between countries in the past decade, and yet international borders only continue to harden. The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union; the United States elected a president who campaigned on building a wall; while elsewhere, the popularity of right-wing antimigrant nationalist political parties is surging. Reece Jones argues that the West has helped bring about the deaths of countless migrants, as states attempt to contain populations and limit access to resources and opportunities. “We may live in an era of globalization,” he writes, “but much of the world is increasingly focused on limiting the free movement of people.” In Violent Borders, Jones crosses the migrant trails of the world, documenting the billions of dollars spent on border security projects and the dire consequences for countless millions. While the poor are restricted by the lottery of birth to slum dwellings in the ailing decolonized world, the wealthy travel without constraint, exploiting pools of cheap labor and lax environmental regulations. With the growth of borders and resource enclosures, the deaths of migrants in search of a better life are intimately connected to climate change, environmental degradation, and the growth of global wealth inequality. Newly updated with a discussion of Brexit and the Trump administration.

The Order of the Golden Tree

The Order of the Golden Tree
  • Author : Carol Mary Chattaway
  • Publisher : Brepols Pub
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : UOM:39015066823967

The Order of the Golden Tree Book Review:

This book explores the policy objectives underlying the gift of this Order, to sixty men, on January 1 1403. Drawing primarily on Philip's household accounts, it undertakes complementary iconographical and prosopographical analyses (of the Order insignia's form, materials, design and motto; and of distinguishing common features among its recipients), refined by reference to his policy concerns around the occasion of its bestowal, to test seven hypotheses. The evidence from the analyses enables six of these (that it was purely decorative; a courtly conceit; crusade-related; a military chivalric order; a livery badge; or a military alliance) progressively to be discarded, pointing strongly to the seventh, that the Order was a specific policy alliance, designed in fashionable form, to obscure its politically sensitive purpose. The nature of that purpose then permits a revision of Philip's role in history, particularly in relation to the creation of an independent Burgundian state, and the use of a co-ordinated propaganda campaign of slogan, badge, and supporting literature, to legitimise and popularise his plans. The analytical approach also offers insights into the significance of decorative, material gift-giving; the identification of networks; Christine de Pisan's earlier political writings, and the origins of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Carol Chattaway is Honorary Research Assistant at the Royal College of Art and University College, London University. She researches on the political significance of material objects at the Burgundian Court, in the later middle ages.