The Raider's Daughter

The Raider's Daughter
  • Author : Kimberly Cates
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 414
  • Relase : 2021-04-14
  • ISBN : 1648390870

The Raider's Daughter Book Review:

Mistress of rebellion... Lucy d'Autrecourt Blackheath, is liberty's darling, embracing the fierce independence of her adopted father, the patriot raider, Pendragon. When a parcel arrives from England, unearthing a long-buried secret nothing can stop Lucy from pursuing the adventure she craves. Despite the love of her doting parents, she's never forgotten the empty grave in England inscribed with her name, and an injustice waiting to be put right. Yet, as Lucy sails from Virginia, danger from her past threatening everyone she loves. An imperious earl... Dominic St. Cyr, the fierce earl of Valcour, drove back the scandal attached to the St. Cyr name at the point of his sword and snatched Valcour's estates from the brink of ruin. When a reckless American spitfire barrels into his duel in the middle of a gaming hell, he finds everything he's worked for in peril. Ruthless Valcour has little choice but to force hoyden Lucy to wed him-- even though the defiant American despises him and his aristocratic world. To set a heart free... But as Lucy steps into Valcour's mysterious world, she glimpses the man beneath the earl's façade. Haunted by personal demons, Valcour hides a heart too tender, and secrets as painful as Lucy's own. Can a patriot's daughter enter the world revolution taught her to hate, and set Valcour's heart free?

Fly Away Home

Fly Away Home
  • Author : Kimberly Cates
  • Publisher : Oliver-Heber books
  • Pages :
  • Relase :
  • ISBN :

Fly Away Home Book Review:

American Eve Danaher is devastated when she loses her daughter in a bitter custody battle and four-year-old Victoria is whisked to Europe out of her reach. Eve counts the days until Victoria turns eighteen, dreaming of their reunion. But years of lies have transformed the horse-mad girl Eve loved into an angry stranger. Hopes for reconciliation shattered, Eve goes to the west of Ireland in a quest to find the peace that has eluded her for so long. But fate has other plans. Elite steeplechaser Michael Halloran left the circuit after a tragic accident, to found Glenammura Farm, a haven where he nurtures troubled children and wounded animals. The handsome horseman teaches Eve the power of love. But can Eve trust it enough to find her way back to her daughter with the help of Michael’s healing magic and a horse named Innisfree? A horse no one thought could be tamed…

Sutherland's Secret

Sutherland's Secret
  • Author : Sharon Cullen
  • Publisher : Loveswept
  • Pages : 294
  • Relase : 2016-01-19
  • ISBN : 9781101964880

Sutherland's Secret Book Review:

If you love Maya Banks and Monica McCarty, don’t miss USA Today bestselling author Sharon Cullen’s Highland Pride novels! Sutherland’s Secret kicks off a series that’s overflowing with mouthwatering Scottish warriors, captivating history, and forbidden desire. Terror reigns in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden. As British troops obliterate the last traces of the Jacobite cause, Brice Sutherland, the Earl of Dornach, risks everything to arrange a covert escape route to Canada for his fellow Scots. But when he encounters a dying Englishwoman, hauntingly beautiful though scarred by manacles and unable to speak, Brice’s true courage is put to the test. Nothing but ruin could result from helping her, or worse: falling in love. The pampered daughter of a marquess, Eleanor Hirst was the talk of the London season when she wed the Earl of Glendale. Little did she know that his posting as an officer in Scotland would be their undoing. Now her husband is dead and Eleanor is a fugitive in a hostile country. Desperate for help, she throws herself on the mercy of Brice Sutherland, a handsome Scottish warrior who should be her enemy. Instead, he cares for her tenderly, reviving her shattered spirit—and awakening urges unlike any she’s ever known. Look for all of Sharon Cullen’s delightful historical romances: The All the Queen’s Spies series: WED TO A SPY | BOUND TO A SPY The Secrets & Seduction series: THE NOTORIOUS LADY ANNE | LOVING THE EARL | PLEASING THE PIRATE | HIS SAVING GRACE | SEBASTIAN’S LADY SPY | THE RELUCTANT DUCHESS The Highland Pride series: SUTHERLAND’S SECRET | MACLEAN’S PASSION | CAMPBELL’S REDEMPTION Praise for Sutherland’s Secret “Fast-paced and intriguing, Sutherland’s Secret is the perfect historical read! A sexy, courageous hero and a strong, beautiful heroine find love in the face of danger. I enjoyed every page.”—Pamela Labud, author of To Catch a Lady “Rich and romantic, Sutherland’s Secret captured my heart. What’s better than watching a pampered lady turn into a fierce Highland lass, willing to face any danger so long as she keeps her man?”—Violetta Rand, author of the Sons of Odin MC series “Cullen’s first installment in the Highland Pride series reads well as a stand-alone novel, while hinting at adventures to come with some of Brice’s clansmen. Fans who crave a bit of mystery mixed with their romantic historical fiction will be drawn to this story of love, loyalty, and honor.”—Library Journal Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Crown of Dreams

Crown of Dreams
  • Author : Kimberly Cates
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 402
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : 0671796011

Crown of Dreams Book Review:

Weeks before she is to wed the Honorable Braden Tracey, Devlin Chastain is shocked when the arrogant Lord Myles Farringdon returns home, vowing to die for Bonnie Prince Charlie and catching Devlin's heart in the process. Original.

Visual Thinking Strategies

Visual Thinking Strategies
  • Author : Philip Yenawine
  • Publisher : Harvard Education Press
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2013-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781612506111

Visual Thinking Strategies Book Review:

"What’s going on in this picture?" With this one question and a carefully chosen work of art, teachers can start their students down a path toward deeper learning and other skills now encouraged by the Common Core State Standards. The Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) teaching method has been successfully implemented in schools, districts, and cultural institutions nationwide, including bilingual schools in California, West Orange Public Schools in New Jersey, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It provides for open-ended yet highly structured discussions of visual art, and significantly increases students’ critical thinking, language, and literacy skills along the way. Philip Yenawine, former education director of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and cocreator of the VTS curriculum, writes engagingly about his years of experience with elementary school students in the classroom. He reveals how VTS was developed and demonstrates how teachers are using art—as well as poems, primary documents, and other visual artifacts—to increase a variety of skills, including writing, listening, and speaking, across a range of subjects. The book shows how VTS can be easily and effectively integrated into elementary classroom lessons in just ten hours of a school year to create learner-centered environments where students at all levels are involved in rich, absorbing discussions.

Black Falcon's Lady

Black Falcon's Lady
  • Author : Kimberly Cates
  • Publisher : Oliver-Heber Books
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2020-07-08
  • ISBN : 1648390196

Black Falcon's Lady Book Review:

An unloved English heiress... When shy Maryssa Wylder refuses an arranged marriage, her father exiles her to his isolated holdings in Ireland, a hell he claims is populated by savages eager to slit English throats. On her journey, she is robbed by the Black Falcon, an Irish highwayman who curses all with the Wylder name. A brigand he may be, yet she can't forget the way he looks at her-his dangerous passion piercing her lonely heart. A dispossessed Irish prince... Tade Kilcannon has every right to hate the Wylders. Though his ancestors were Irish kings, the English have stolen his birthright, giving it to Bainbridge Wylder, a ruthless English overlord who drives the Irish crofters from their homes. Though the people of the glen think Tade Kilcannon is a rakehell, in truth, he is the Black Falcon, a masked patriot who bedevils the English. But this rogue's heart is untouched until Maryssa Wylder saves his family from marauding soldiers. A love worth defying two worlds... Maryssa blossoms because of Tade's tenderness, but he knows that to love the English daughter of his family's great enemy is impossible. Then disaster strikes the glen, throwing Tade's fate and the future of those he protects into Maryssa's hands. Maryssa faces a heart-wrenching choice, one which may cost her the very life of the man she loves.

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone
  • Author : Diana Gabaldon
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Pages : 832
  • Relase : 2021-11-23
  • ISBN : 9780385685559

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Diana Gabaldon returns with the “vast and sweeping” (The Washington Post) new novel in the epic Outlander series. War leaves nobody alone. Neither the past, the present, nor the future offers true safety, and the only refuge is what you can protect: your family, your friends, your home. Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1746, and it took them twenty years of loss and heartbreak to find each other again. Now it’s 1779, and Claire and Jamie are finally reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children, and are rebuilding their home on Fraser’s Ridge—a fortress that may shelter them against the winds of war as well as weather. But tensions in the Colonies are great: Battles rage from New York to Georgia and, even in the mountains of the backcountry, feelings run hot enough to boil Hell’s teakettle. Jamie knows that loyalties among his tenants are split and it won’t be long before the war is on his doorstep. Brianna and Roger have their own worry: that the dangers that provoked their escape from the twentieth century might catch up to them. Sometimes they question whether risking the perils of the 1700s—among them disease, starvation, and an impending war—was indeed the safer choice for their family. Not so far away, young William Ransom is coming to terms with the mysteries of his identity, his future, and the family he’s never known. His erstwhile father, Lord John Grey, has reconciliations to make and dangers to meet on his son’s behalf and on his own, and far to the north, Young Ian Murray fights his own battle between past and future, and the two women he’s loved. Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War creeps ever closer to Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie sharpens his sword, while Claire whets her surgeon’s blade: It is a time for steel.

Seduced By A Stranger

Seduced By A Stranger
  • Author : Eve Silver
  • Publisher : Eve Silver
  • Pages : 317
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780994052841

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The Ships of Merior (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 2)

The Ships of Merior (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 2)
  • Author : Janny Wurts
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 752
  • Relase : 2010-07-08
  • ISBN : 9780007346936

The Ships of Merior (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 2) Book Review:

A powerful, layered weaving of myth, prose and pure imagination – The Ships of Merior continues an epic fantasy series perfect for enthusiasts of The Dark Tower and Earthsea.

Ruthless

Ruthless
  • Author : Anne Stuart
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Pages : 409
  • Relase : 2010-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781426864018

Ruthless Book Review:

Few outsiders will ever witness the dark misdeeds of the Heavenly Host. And among this secret society, where exiled Georgian aristocrats gather to indulge their carnal desires, fewer still can match the insatiable appetite of their chief provocateur, the mysterious Viscount Rohan. Pursuit of physical pleasure is both his preferred pastime and his most pressing urge, until he encounters the fascination of a woman who won't be swayed. And while his dark seduction appalls the pure and impoverished Elinor Harriman, she finds herself intrigued…and secretly drawn to the man behind the desire.

A Bridge Through Time

A Bridge Through Time
  • Author : Jennae Vale
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 220
  • Relase : 2014-09-16
  • ISBN : 0990707008

A Bridge Through Time Book Review:

Ashley Moore's life in San Francisco has hit a few snags, not the least of which involves sightings of a mystery man around every corner. Is she losing her mind or does he really exist? Her search for this grey-eyed stranger leads her to Scotland. There she meets a witch with a secret, a vindictive English knight who is bent on revenge, and she crosses a fog shrouded bridge into the arms of a 16th century Highlander. Cailin MacBayne is no stranger to beautiful women, but has always managed to stay one step ahead of commitment. That all comes to an end when he meets Ashley. He doesn't care where this beautiful, yet unusual lass came from, he's just happy to have found her. Ashley cannot resist the handsome Scot and finds herself falling hopelessly in love. In the process, a secret is revealed, a battle is waged and Ashley must ultimately decide whether to return to her own time or give up her 21st century life to stay with the love she has found in the past.

The Fiery Cross

The Fiery Cross
  • Author : Diana Gabaldon
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Pages : 992
  • Relase : 2010-12-17
  • ISBN : 9780385674652

The Fiery Cross Book Review:

Crossing the boundaries of genre with its unrivalled storytelling, Diana Gabaldon’s new novel is a gift both to her millions of loyal fans and to the lucky readers who have yet to discover her. In the ten years since her extraordinary debut novel, Outlander, was published, beloved author Diana Gabaldon has entertained scores of readers with her heart-stirring stories and remarkable characters. The four volumes of her bestselling saga, featuring eighteenth-century Scotsman James Fraser and his twentieth-century, time-travelling wife, Claire Randall, boasts nearly 5 million copies in the U.S. The story of Outlander begins just after the Second World War, when a British field nurse named Claire Randall walks through a cleft stone in the Scottish highlands and is transported back some two hundred years to 1743. Here, now, is The Fiery Cross, the eagerly awaited fifth volume in this remarkable, award-winning series of historical novels. The year is 1771, and war is approaching. Jamie Fraser’s wife has told him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy – a time-traveller’s certain knowledge. To break his oath to the Crown will brand him a traitor; to keep it is certain doom. Jamie Fraser stands in the shadow of the fiery cross – a standard that leads nowhere but to the bloody brink of war.

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
  • Author : Anonymous
  • Publisher : Inspirational
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : 028563335X

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep Book Review:

This beautiful and moving poem, by an unknown author, was left by a soldier killed in Ulster "to all my loved ones". This special edition, sensitively illustrated with delicate drawings by Paul Saunders, is intended as a lasting keepsake for those mourning a loved one.

British Books

British Books
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1900
  • ISBN : UOM:39015084434524

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Culloden

Culloden
  • Author : Paul O'Keeffe
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2021-01-28
  • ISBN : 9781473546097

Culloden Book Review:

'As vivid as the Ten O'Clock News... fascinating, detailed, meticulously researched... tremendous' Daily Mail Charles Edward Stuart's campaign to seize the British throne on behalf of his exiled father ended with one of the quickest defeats in history: on 16 April 1746, at Culloden, his 5,000-strong Jacobite army was decisively overpowered in under forty minutes. Its brutal repercussions, however, endured for months and years, its legacy for centuries. Paul O'Keeffe follows the Jacobite army, from its initial victories over Hanoverian troops at Prestonpans, Clifton and Falkirk to their calamitous defeat on the field of Culloden. He explores the battle's aftermath which claimed the lives, not only of helpless wounded summarily executed and fugitives cut down by pursuing dragoons, but also of civilians slaughtered by vengeful government patrols as they 'pacified' the Highlands. He chronicles the wild, nationwide celebration greeting news of the government victory, the London stage catering to patriotic fervour with new songs like 'God Save the King', popular musical theatre, and operas by Gluck and Handel. Meanwhile, the public was also treated to the grimmer spectacle of Jacobite prisoners, tried for high treason, paying for their participation on block and gibbet throughout the country. Many others - granted 'the King's mercy' - suffered the lingering fate of forced labour on fever-ridden plantations in the West Indies and Virginia. O'Keeffe reveals the unexpected consequences of the rising - mapping the Scottish Highlands to aid military subjugation would eventually lead to the foundation of the Ordnance Survey - and traces the later careers of the battle's protagonists: the Duke of Cumberland's transformation from idolised national hero to discredited 'butcher'; Charles Edward Stuart's from 'Bonny Prince' to embittered alcoholic invalid. While in the long term the doomed Stuart cause acquired an aura of romanticism, the Jacobite Rising of 1745-46 remains one of the most bloody and divisive conflicts in British domestic history, which resonates to this day.

Ride the Fire

Ride the Fire
  • Author : Pamela Clare
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2013-02-05
  • ISBN : 9781101619087

Ride the Fire Book Review:

Sometimes survival isn’t just about staying alive… Widowed and alone on the frontier, Elspeth Stewart will do whatever it takes to protect herself and her unborn child from the dangers of the wilderness and of men. Though her youthful beauty doesn’t show it, she is broken and scarred from the way men have treated her. So when a stranger wanders onto Bethie’s land, wounded and needing her aid, she takes no risks, tying him to the bed and hiding his weapons before ministering to his injuries. But Bethie’s defenses cannot keep Nicholas Kenleigh from breaking down her emotional walls. The scars on his body speak of a violent past, but his gentleness, warmth, and piercing eyes arouse longings in her that she never imagined she had. As Nicholas and Bethie reveal to each other both their hidden desires and their tortured secrets, they discover that riding the flames of their passion might be the key to burning away the nightmares of their pasts.

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

A Breath of Snow and Ashes
  • Author : Diana Gabaldon
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Pages : 992
  • Relase : 2010-12-17
  • ISBN : 9780385674690

A Breath of Snow and Ashes Book Review:

Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time. Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over — and sold more than twelve million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest. With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence — with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie’s death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.

A London Season

A London Season
  • Author : Patricia Bray
  • Publisher : Diversion Publishing Corp.
  • Pages : 215
  • Relase : 2012-05-15
  • ISBN : 9781626818170

A London Season Book Review:

A tale of a rake, an impoverished country girl, and a miraculous makeover—by an author praised for her “richly realized characters” (RT Book Reviews). Caring for eight siblings and burdened by a bankrupt estate, Jane Sedgwick happily accepts her aunt’s invitation to the festive London season. This could be her chance to find a wealthy husband and get the entire family out of debt . . . But the upper crust of London bristles at Jane’s blunt country ways—with one exception: Lord Glendale. The handsome lord, not in the market for a wife, finds himself amused by Jane’s frank manner and he wagers that—within the month—even provincial Jane can be brought into fashion. His plan succeeds only too well, as Jane blossoms into the most popular young lady of the season. Now will Lord Glendale relinquish Jane to her newfound admirers? Or will he take the biggest gamble of all—and risk his heart in a challenging game of love?

Practically Wicked

Practically Wicked
  • Author : Alissa Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 382
  • Relase : 2012-10-02
  • ISBN : 9781101611494

Practically Wicked Book Review:

For some, virtue is a vice As the illegitimate daughter of a scandalous woman, Miss Anna Rees is almost as well known for having been raised in the hedonistic demimonde as she is for her quiet nature. Anna longs to leave behind her mother’s world of courtesans…until she unexpectedly meets the handsome, charming and decidedly wicked Lord Dane. If only she could convince him to join her in search of respectability. . . For him, vice is a virtue Viscount Maximilian Dane is perfectly content being a rake. After years of obeying the dictates of proper society--with disastrous results--he stopped following the ton’s ridiculous rules, and he sees no reason to begin courting respectability anew. Except that it may be the only way for him to win the lovely and fascinating Miss Anna Rees—if only he could convince her that the grass is greener on the wicked side of the fence. . .

The Devil's Gift

The Devil's Gift
  • Author : Laura Landon
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 340
  • Relase : 2020-04-29
  • ISBN : 1937216292

The Devil's Gift Book Review:

Romance, deception, murder. Laura Landon's Victorian romance will bind you to the page as Jackson Rafferty crafts his revenge. Join readers who devour over one million pages of Laura Landon books each month as they linger in the pages of her great love stories.