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 Viscount's Sinful Bargain

The Viscount's Sinful Bargain
  • Author : Kate Archer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2020-06-09
  • ISBN : 1956003290

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' Pact Book 1 - The Viscount's Sinful Bargain Book 2 - The Marquess' Daring Wager Book 3 - The Lord's Desperate Pledge Book 4 - The Baron's Dangerous Contract Book 5 - The Peer's Roguish Whisper Book 6 - The Earl's Iron Warrant

The Baron's Dangerous Contract

The Baron's Dangerous Contract
  • Author : Kate Archer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 2021-03-09
  • ISBN : 1956003304

The Baron's Dangerous Contract Book Review:

An audacious lady and an adventurous lord. Miss Penny Darlington, daughter of the famed horseman Lord Mendbridge, has spent the past two seasons happily flirting with Lord Cabot. On the night of the Tudor ball, all of her ideas are crushed. The lord showed her, in no uncertain terms, how inconsequential she really was. She would prefer to nurse her bruised feelings in private, but her father has invited Lord Cabot to stay with them at Newmarket for the races. Penny vows she will never afford the lord another opportunity to sting her. Lord Cabot well knows he allowed his temper to get the better of him. Miss Darlington left the Tudor Ball in near tears, he was shunned by all who overheard him, and even the hostess glowered at him. He'd not meant what he said and has every expectation that Miss Darlington will laugh it off when she discovers him staying at her house in Newmarket. In any case, he has a far more urgent problem to solve-he's entered his filly in the thousand guinea stakes and does not actually have the stake. As Penny and Lord Cabot circle each other warily and various persons work to keep them apart, a shady moneylender enacts a villainous plot. The lord's world is about to shatter and only Penny can save him from ruin. On the other hand, she might just allow him to hang himself in a noose of his own making. The Duke's Pact Book 1 - The Viscount's Sinful Bargain Book 2 - The Marquess' Daring Wager Book 3 - The Lord's Desperate Pledge Book 4 - The Baron's Dangerous Contract Book 5 - The Peer's Roguish Whisper Book 6 - The Earl's Iron Warrant

The Lord's Desperate Pledge

The Lord's Desperate Pledge
  • Author : Kate Archer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-12-08
  • ISBN : 1953455328

The Lord's Desperate Pledge Book Review:

A Steely Lady and a High Stakes LordBook 3 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.Lily Farnsworth is a resourceful lady. As well she should be, her father has spent years dragging the family's estate from the edge of ruin and she's always had to make do with little. A proper season and the gowns to go with it seem entirely out of reach. That is, until Lily discovers she has a particular skill at piquet. Pound by pound, she gathers the funds to pay her own way. Her aunt is delighted to play host in her modest London house and squire her niece to parties. Everybody is certain that one season will be enough to see Lily married well and with the means to help her sisters.Hayes Summersby, Viscount Ashworth and heir to the Duke of Dembly, may be in line to inherit a great estate, but that estate has recently tottered on the brink of collapse. He's only rescued it through his skill at a card table. He's a renowned gambler and he's got firm opinions about it-the foremost being that women do not have the steady nerves for large bets. That is, until Miss Farnsworth challenges him in Lady Blakeley's drawing room.An uneasy acquaintance is born and neither party would much mind never again setting eyes on the other. Hayes may be drawn to Lily's looks, but he has no intention of marrying just yet, which suits his friends in the dukes' pact. Lily may be struck by Lord Ashworth's person, but she does not aim as high as a dukedom, and even if she did, the lord is far too arrogant.Despite their mutual dislike, it will not be so easy to escape one another. As Lady Montague connives, and a certain Mr. Shine schemes, Lily and Hayes will find that their acquaintance has turned from uncomfortable to deadly.Neither of them knows who will win the final hand.

The Marquess' Daring Wager

The Marquess' Daring Wager
  • Author : Kate Archer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 376
  • Relase : 2020-09-08
  • ISBN : 1953455069

The Marquess' Daring Wager Book Review:

A Willful Lady and a Daring Lord.Lady Sybil Hayworth might be petite, but her looks are deceiving-she comes from iron-willed stock. Her family claims a winding descent from Margaret Beaufort and they are unwavering in defense of their honor. An insult is easily taken, it invariably leads to a feud, and a Hayworth feud will continue until all parties to it have expired.Richard Smythe, Marquess of Lockwood and heir to the Duke of Gravesley, has the misfortune of becoming one of those enemies. He knew of the plot against Cassandra Knightsbridge, and that is quite enough for Sybil.Throughout the season, Sybil had enjoyed finding herself led into dinner by the lord, but all that must now come to an end. She will travel to a house party in Yorkshire and she is determined to forget about the gentlemen of the dukes' pact, especially Lord Lockwood.As her carriage leaves London and rumbles north, Sybil might be wise to remember that Lord Lockwood is a war hero and there is no risk he will not dare. Lord Lockwood, on the other hand, might be wise to understand that it will take more than pushing into Lord Hugh's house party to win this particular battle.#2 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.

Mirrors

Mirrors
  • Author : Eduardo Galeano
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2009-05-26
  • ISBN : 9780786744701

Mirrors Book Review:

Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works “invade the reader's mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.” Mirrors, Galeano's most ambitious project since Memory of Fire, is an unofficial history of the world seen through history's unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: “Official history has it that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??” Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men's fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.

The Earl's Iron Warrant

The Earl's Iron Warrant
  • Author : Kate Archer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 234
  • Relase : 2021-09-09
  • ISBN : 1956003320

The Earl's Iron Warrant Book Review:

An Icy Lady and an Implacable Lord... Charles Battersea, Earl of Dalton and heir to the Duke of Glastonburg, is the last holdout among the six young heirs who have been pressured to marry by way of the Dukes' Pact. This surprises precisely nobody, especially not himself. He has unaccountably lost his friend Grayson to Miss Dell, but if he is forced to tow the bachelorhood line alone, so be it. He has his reasons for avoiding marriage, and they are not what people imagine. Daisy Danworth, daughter of the dreaded Lord Childress, presents a cool and confident face to the world, as would anybody who'd grown up in such a house. It's been a matter of survival, and she and her companion, Mrs. Jellops, have survived. Daisy has a certain long-held plan in mind for her future-a charming house in Brighton where she can finally be free. Free of society, and especially, free of men. A sudden turn of events tosses everybody's plans topsy-turvy and throws Daisy and Charles unwillingly together. Through managing servants, murderous lotharios, and a missing crown jewel, the cold Lord Dalton and the frosty Miss Danworth might just begin to thaw. As for their friend Lord Burke, it seems he's been harboring a secret all along... The Dukes' Pact Book 1 - The Viscount's Sinful Bargain Book 2 - The Marquess' Daring Wager Book 3 - The Lord's Desperate Pledge Book 4 - The Baron's Dangerous Contract Book 5 - The Peer's Roguish Word Book 6 - The Earl's Iron Warrant

Tessa's Touch

Tessa's Touch
  • Author : Brenda Hiatt
  • Publisher : Dolphin Star Press
  • Pages : 298
  • Relase : 2017-04-24
  • ISBN : 9781940618456

Tessa's Touch Book Review:

Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs
  • Author : David Graeber
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2019-05-07
  • ISBN : 9781501143335

Bullshit Jobs Book Review:

From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. “Clever and charismatic” (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and “a thought-provoking examination of our working lives” (Financial Times).

The Peer's Roguish Word

The Peer's Roguish Word
  • Author : Kate Archer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2021-06-08
  • ISBN : 1956003312

The Peer's Roguish Word Book Review:

A Clever lady and a Cavalier Lord. Kitty Dell is an intellectual and has made certain scientific discoveries she takes a great amount of pride in. For now, though, she must put her books aside, as she is on her way to London for her launch season. She is doubtful that she will meet a gentleman who will appreciate her mind, but secretly hopeful of it. She has at least the benefit of being introduced to various members of the esteemed Royal Society, and one particular gentleman-member does seem to hold a high regard for her intellect. If Giles Dermot, Marquess of Grayson, had ever heard of the Royal Society, he just as quickly forgot it. He hasn't forgotten Miss Dell, however. He met the lady at Newmarket and was instantly charmed. He realizes she considers herself bookish, but certainly she will throw over her learned pursuits when the balls and parties commence. As for himself, though he has never aspired to dry scholarship, he does not think a life well-lived without poetry and Shakespeare. In society, he is regarded as the dandiest of the dandies, an unrepentant bachelor, and a shameless flirt. Mamas are well-advised to steer their daughters elsewhere. As Kitty navigates the unfamiliar waters of the season, the Royal Society is threatened with a ruinous mystery. Somebody is set on destroying it and everybody is searching for clues. Including Lord Grayson, as how else is he to win Miss Dell's scholarly heart? Never were two people less suited. Unless one considers that the gentleman might learn to spend less time on his neckcloth and the lady might learn to spend less time buried in a book. The Dukes' Pact Book 1 - The Viscount's Sinful Bargain Book 2 - The Marquess' Daring Wager Book 3 - The Lord's Desperate Pledge Book 4 - The Baron's Dangerous Contract Book 5 - The Peer's Roguish Word Book 6 - The Earl's Iron Warrant

Four Corners of Heaven

Four Corners of Heaven
  • Author : Nancy Yeager
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-03-12
  • ISBN : 1946574090

Four Corners of Heaven Book Review:

Harry & Adelia's love story

Never Seduce a Scoundrel

Never Seduce a Scoundrel
  • Author : Sabrina Jeffries
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 371
  • Relase : 2006-03-14
  • ISBN : 9781416531517

Never Seduce a Scoundrel Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the sizzling Sinful Suitors series, this first book in the sexy, sparkling School for Heiresses series follows unconventional heiresses who are so much more than just matches for society’s most irresistible rogues. Lady Amelia Plume has many admirers—it’s too bad they’re all fortune hunters and fops who can’t provide the exotic adventures she seeks. But the ballrooms of Mayfair have become much more appealing since the arrival of Major Lucas Winter, an American with a dark past and a dangerous air. Lucas is brash, arrogant—and scandalously tempting. Every thrilling kiss sparks hotter desire, yet Amelia suspects that Lucas has a hidden motive in wooing her. And she intends to discover it, by any means necessary.

Law and the Rise of Capitalism

Law and the Rise of Capitalism
  • Author : Michael Tigar
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2019-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781583678107

Law and the Rise of Capitalism Book Review:

Against a backdrop of seven hundred years of bourgeois struggle, eminent lawyer and educator, Michael E. Tigar, develops a Marxist theory of law and jurisprudence based upon the Western experience. This well-researched and documented study traces the role of law and lawyers in the European bourgeoisies's conquest of power and in the process complements the analyses of such major figures as R.H. tawney and Max Weber. Using a wide frange of primary sources, Tigar demonstrates that the legal theory of insurgent bourgeoisie predated the Protestant Reformation and was a major ideological ingredient of the bourgeois revolution.

Pursued in Paris

Pursued in Paris
  • Author : Sydney Jane Baily
  • Publisher : Cat Whisker Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-05-20
  • ISBN : 1938732456

Pursued in Paris Book Review:

Lord Malcolm Branley is in service to the Crown, relishing intrigue overseas while enjoying the pleasure of grateful females at home in London. But he's never met anyone like the mysterious Parisian girl he knocks to the ground on the first night of a new mission.Serena Elmstead has been banished due to her own bad behavior in London, only too happy to help her French grandparents, be it selling their family wine or spying on the emperor. And then she meets an Englishman who also seems to need her help.As emotions heat up in Paris and Napoleon Bonaparte returns from exile to take up the mantle of emperor once again, Malcolm and Serena find themselves on the run from both the Bonapartists, the Royalists, and the all-consuming passion that neither expected.

The Peer's Roguish Word

The Peer's Roguish Word
  • Author : Kate Archer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 2021-06-07
  • ISBN : 9798517016294

The Peer's Roguish Word Book Review:

A Clever lady and a Cavalier Lord. Kitty Dell is an intellectual and has made certain scientific discoveries she takes a great amount of pride in. For now, though, she must put her books aside, as she is on her way to London for her launch season. She is doubtful that she will meet a gentleman who will appreciate her mind, but secretly hopeful of it. She has at least the benefit of being introduced to various members of the esteemed Royal Society, and one particular gentleman-member does seem to hold a high regard for her intellect. If Giles Dermot, Marquess of Grayson, had ever heard of the Royal Society, he just as quickly forgot it. He hasn't forgotten Miss Dell, however. He met the lady at Newmarket and was instantly charmed. He realizes she considers herself bookish, but certainly she will throw over her learned pursuits when the balls and parties commence. As for himself, though he has never aspired to dry scholarship, he does not think a life well-lived without poetry and Shakespeare. In society, he is regarded as the dandiest of the dandies, an unrepentant bachelor, and a shameless flirt. Mamas are well-advised to steer their daughters elsewhere. As Kitty navigates the unfamiliar waters of the season, the Royal Society is threatened with a ruinous mystery. Somebody is set on destroying it and everybody is searching for clues. Including Lord Grayson, as how else is he to win Miss Dell's scholarly heart? Never were two people less suited. Unless one considers that the gentleman might learn to spend less time on his neckcloth and the lady might learn to spend less time buried in a book. The Dukes' Pact Book 1 - The Viscount's Sinful Bargain Book 2 - The Marquess' Daring Wager Book 3 - The Lord's Desperate Pledge Book 4 - The Baron's Dangerous Contract Book 5 - The Peer's Roguish Word Book 6 - The Earl's Iron Warrant

Behind the Courtesan

Behind the Courtesan
  • Author : Bronwyn Stuart
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-08-30
  • ISBN : 0648933040

Behind the Courtesan Book Review:

What if being a courtesan was a choice, not a chore?When courtesan Sophia Martin returns to the village she fled as a young woman, she knows it won't be a happy reunion - but she can't refuse her brother's request to attend to his expectant wife. Trapped until the baby arrives, she must navigate the social rift she caused when she left to pursue a disreputable life - and keep the true reason for her departure from the man she once loved, the bastard son of the Duke who ruined her.Blake Vale has never forgotten Sophia, but he can't accept the decisions she made, the courtesan's life she leads, or the fact she's cast aside her true self. His old friend has to be inside this hardened woman somewhere, and he's determined to make her see she doesn't need rich men to be happy, and that their future has nothing to do with the past.When the dukedom suddenly falls within his reach, Blake must come to terms with his own past and his birthright, and what that means for his future - and for Sophia.

Brief History

Brief History
  • Author : William E. Burns
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Pages : 321
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 9781438127378

Brief History Book Review:

A Brief History of Great Britain narrates the history of Great Britain from the earliest times to the 21st century, covering the entire island England, Wales, and Scotland as well as associated archipelagos such as the Channel Islands, the Orkneys, and Ireland as they have influenced British history. The central story of this volume is the development of the British kingdom, including its rise and decline on the world stage. The book is built around a clear chronological political narrative while incorporating treatment of social, economic, and religious issues. Coverage includes: Early Settlements, Celts, and Romans Anglo-Saxons, Scots, and Vikings Scotland, England, and Wales Britain in the Late Middle Ages The Making of Protestant Britain Industry and Conquest Britain in the Age of Empire An Age of Crisis The Age of Consensus A House Divided.

Open Veins of Latin America

Open Veins of Latin America
  • Author : Eduardo Galeano
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Pages : 335
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780853459903

Open Veins of Latin America Book Review:

[In this book, the author's] analysis of the effects and causes of capitalist underdevelopment in Latin America present [an] account of ... Latin American history. [The author] shows how foreign companies reaped huge profits through their operations in Latin America. He explains the politics of the Latin American bourgeoisies and their subservience to foreign powers, and how they interacted to create increasingly unequal capitalist societies in Latin America.-Back cover.

The Thirty Years War

The Thirty Years War
  • Author : Peter Hamish Wilson
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Pages : 1038
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 9780674062313

The Thirty Years War Book Review:

Argues that religion was not the catalyst to the Thirty Years War, but one element in a mix of political, social, and dynastic forces that fed the conflict that ultimately transformed the map of the modern world.

A Matter of Manners

A Matter of Manners
  • Author : Terry Graham
  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Pages : 340
  • Relase : 2020-01-27
  • ISBN : 9781509229659

A Matter of Manners Book Review:

Jeremy Wyles believes himself sterile. He's also a sadist and fears no lady would agree to marry him. When a woman shows up on his doorstep, pregnant and claiming to be his wife, he'll do whatever is necessary to ensure his dukedom has an heir. A loveless marriage in name only seems the perfect solution, but his disobedient duchess stirs his desire for discipline...and something more. Irish rebel Kathleen "Katy" Brennan only seeks recompense from the husband whose cousin married her by proxy and left her with child. The bargain he offers is tempting. He'll claim her baby as his own, and she can become the grand lady she's always imagined. There's just one condition she's not sure she can live with. The delicious-looking duke refuses to touch her...ever. Can Jeremy put aside the wicked urges that rule his life, or will Katy's rebellious spirit destroy his tenuous control?