Author: Piper Davenport
Publisher: Trixie Publishing, Inc. via PublishDrive
18+ for language and sexual situations… Is love timeless? Does only one true love exist for each person? Can the course of history be changed in order to save a future generation? Sophie Ford, awaiting a heart transplant, thought she was sleeping in the arms of her beloved husband, Jamie. However, she has woken to find herself in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1863, without explanation as to how she got there, or where her husband is. Taking refuge with a doctor and his family, she finds herself in a volatile relationship with their neighbor, Richard Madden. His expectations and desires become difficult to ignore, and Sophie must find a way to hold off his pursuit. She rejoices when a soldier, looking identical to Jamie, arrives. Although he claims he doesn't know her, she's convinced he's her husband and sets out to make him remember. Sophie races against time as she faces increasing pressure from Richard, who threatens their chance to reunite. Can she break through Jamie's barriers and bring his memory back? And once found, can their love survive living in a different century?
A Hmong Wedding Story
Author: Mai Neng Moua
Category: Bride price
A principled decision brings unexpected consequences for a Hmong American woman struggling to reconcile the two cultures--and to be a good daughter while breaking the rules.
Author: Buchi Emecheta
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Foreign Language Study
Word count 22,620
Author: Cat Sparks
The debut collection by multi-award-winning writer Cat Sparks. Inside are 13 stories, including the Ditmar-winning A Lady of Adestan, Seventeen and All the Love in the World and the Aurealis Award-winning Hollywood Roadkill and Sammarynda Deep. "A vigorous and versatile writer with a keen eye and a wide and varied palette" Gardner Dozois "These stories will hook you with one weird world after another, and propel you to the end with typical Sparks-y energy." Margo Lanagan "Cat Sparks is a talented writer with an artist's sensibility. From fantasy lands of her own creation to far out in worlds in space and all places in between, there is never a dull moment in her stories." Ann Vandermeer "Read this book because you have surprises and treats and satisfaction in store if you do. Then recommend it to your friends." David G. Hartwell
Author: Fakir Mohan Senapati
Publisher: books catalog
Category: Short stories, Oriya
Of the twenty short stories Fakir Mohan Senapati wrote, only eight are represented in this selection, but they bring out the essence of his craft and exemplify his acute sense of the oral tradition of tale-telling. Leelavati Mohapatra and K.K Mohapatra have translated extensively from Oriya. Paul St. Pierre is professor of linguistics and translations at Montreal University.
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
A Study Guide for Buchi Emecheta's "The Bride Price," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Author: Tracey Jane Jackson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Is love timeless? Does only one true love exist for each person? Can the course of history be changed in order to save a future generation? Sophie Ford, awaiting a heart transplant, thought she was sleeping in the arms of her beloved husband, Jamie, however, she has woken to find herself in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1863, without explanation as to how she got there, or where her husband is. She finds refuge with a doctor and his family, but develops a volatile relationship with their neighbor, Richard Madden. His expectations become difficult to ignore, and Sophie must figure out a way to hold off his advances. When a soldier shows up looking identical to Jamie, but not knowing who she is, Sophie decides she must make him remember. Will her love for him help him remember? Will they rediscover their love in the new century, or will Richard threaten their chance to reunite? Will Sophie survive the threat against her life and destiny?
Author: Michelle Reid
Read this classic, passionate romance from USA TODAY bestselling author Michelle Reid, now available for the first time in e-book! Forced to marry! When Mia Frazier agrees to her father’s demand to marry Greek millionaire Alexander Doumas, she knows both men stand to gain from the deal—Alex will win back his family’s island, and Mia’s father will get the grandson and heir he so desperately longs for. But what about Mia? She has her own reason for agreeing to be Alex’s wife—which is not financial gain, as Alex cynically believes. But how can the truth stay hidden, when she shares such intense passion with her new husband…and is now carrying his child? Originally published in 1998
Author: Suzanne Carey
IF HER WEDDING HAD BEEN A DREAM… Kyra Martin woke up convinced that she and Navajo heartthrob David Yazzie had just been married. She had vivid memories of the traditional ceremony—and the anything-but-wedding night that followed. Yet just yesterday, she and her one-time true love had called it quits—this time, forever. This wedding couldn't really have happened—could it? THEN WHOSE CHILD WAS SHE CARRYING? When her doctor told her that what she could expect in less than nine months was all too real, Kyra knew that even her overactive imagination couldn't account for her condition! Had her dream lover become her husband? And was a crash course in parenthood on his horizon, as well?
Author: Gaelen Foley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Celebrated storyteller Gaelen Foley brings her craft to new heights with Devil Takes a Bride, the seductive tale of a man bent on revenge and the beauty who teaches him to love again. . . . In the quiet English countryside, far from the intrigues of London, Lizzie Carlisle slowly mends her broken heart, devoting herself to her new position as lady’s companion to the Dowager Viscountess Strathmore— until her peaceful life is turned upside down by a visit from “Devil” Strathmore, the old woman’s untamed nephew—a dangerously handsome man whose wicked reputation hides a tortured soul. Devlin Kimball, Lord Strathmore, has spent years adventuring on the high seas, struggling to make his peace with the tragedy that claimed the lives of his family. But now he has uncovered the dark truth behind the so-called accident and swears retribution. He has no intention of taking a bride—until his eccentric aunt’s will forces he and Lizzie together, and Devlin finds his path to vengeance blocked by the stubborn but oh-so-tempting Miss Carlisle. Her passionate nature rivals his own. But disillusioned once by love, Lizzie will accept nothing less than his true devotion. . . . From the Paperback edition.
The Dream, the Reality, the Search for a Perfect Dress
Author: Ilene Beckerman
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“An account that is sweetly sentimental and brutally honest, touching and witty—in short, a true gem.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “A work that adds great luster to an already golden event.” — The Memphis Commercial Appeal “Her prose is spare, but rich with meaning and always very honest.” — The Cleveland Plain Dealer “Pithy wit and cute drawings sketch the happy tears, bittersweet memories and flares of anxiety that a daughter’s wedding elicits.” — The Dallas Morning News The relationship between a mother and daughter is often fraught— but never so much as during the preparations for that walk down the aisle. Ilene Beckerman has taken that walk with three daughters and tells us—with great wisdom and wit—why childbirth is less painful than planning a wedding.
Author: Ruth Ann Nordin
Publisher: Wedded Bliss Romances, LLC
A mail order bride. A scarred settler. Will love stake its claim or send them packing? Angela Frank is tired of teaching other people’s children. Her job is a constant reminder that she has no family of her own and no prospects for a hometown husband. When she spies a mail order bride advertisement, she dreams of a life where her deformities are overlooked by a strapping Omaha frontiersman. She decides to risk everything for her last chance at a family… Sep Wilson carries scars from a troubled past. And while he’s not the marrying type, when he hears that an unscrupulous local is running a shady mail order bride scheme, he can’t help but intervene. But he never expected his good deed to end with him married to the mysterious Angela… The two outcasts may have finally found someone who can help them heal their past. But in uncharted territory, the chance for love may not be enough to keep them safe… The Bride Price is the first book in a series of high-spirited mail order bride Western romances. If you like fiery chemistry with a tender touch, gritty frontier settings, and unconventional heroes, then you’ll love Ruth Ann Nordin’s tale of love. Buy The Bride Price to journey to the heart’s unmapped territory today!
Author: Barclay Franklin
Eight horses, two rifles and gold coins without number are what Geoff Shine pays as the bride price for Sarah Blackford when he weds her in a Cheyenne ceremony of joining. But can the love of a Cheyenne half-breed for a white woman overcome the fears, hatreds and prejudices of the soldiers who man the Julesburg Army Encampment, or Geoff's betrayal by Major Hastings? Geoff and Sarah, along with their friends, Clay and Belinda Hanes, attempt to survive and thrive in the hostile Wyoming Territory in the early 1870s. Will Geoff and Sarah's bond be strong enough to withstand the differences in their backgrounds, or survive the desire of the camp commander's wife to force them into a Christian marriage ceremony?
Author: Ginna Gray
Not the Marrying Kind… Hell would freeze before a mere female brought proud Wyatt Sommersby to his knees. The macho millionaire always got what he wanted—and then moved on. But Maggie Muldoon proved immune to Wyatt's money, and indifferent to his manliness. Her free spirit pricked his ego…and stoked his lust…until he simply had to have her. Except at the Right Price Wyatt needed every weapon in his charming arsenal to win Maggie's heart. Now that matrimony was on his mind, he'd say—or do—anything to get her to walk down the aisle with him!
Author: Anne Mallory
Publisher: Harper Collins
Winner take all . . . Sebastien Deville, the debauched, dangerously handsome illegitimate son of the Duke of Grandien, has waited his whole life for revenge—and suddenly it is there for the taking. A competition sponsored by the ing has all the ton talking. The winner will receive an immense fortune, a newly created title, sponsorship, and a well-born bride—everything Sebastien needs to reclaim his mother's stolen lands and to wield the colossal power itching beneath his fingertips. His victory is all but assured . . . until he meets Caroline. Caroline Martin knows all about Sebastien, the legendary heartbreaker who leaves women weeping in his wake, and she is determined not to see him win the competition in which he would claim her friend as his bride. Yet sabotage is so very hard to concentrate on when the target's searing glances promise incredible pleasure and his skillful hands vow unimaginable desire. She knows the danger he presents, the temptation he offers, yet she is willing to risk everything for all she holds dear. But Sebastien Deville will do anything to win . . . and Caroline's heart may become the ultimate prize.
Author: Karen Jones Delk
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Stories of Love, Laughter and Commitment to Last a Lifetime
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable of your life—especially if you're the bride. From unique proposals to hilarious and touching tales of actual ceremonies and receptions, this book will inspire anyone looking ahead to the big day.