Author: Natasha Wild
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
She is the daughter of his enemy...and the keeper of his heart. Richard de Claiborne, the dark earl of Dunsmore, serves King Edward Plantagenet well. Sworn to obey his king's every order, he nevertheless chafes at the command he wed the daughter of his enemy--a man who slew his father in cold blood. But King Edward wants peace in his lands, and he will stop at nothing to get it. If he has to order his most powerful Marcher lord to marry a Welsh princess, he considers it a small price to pay. Princess Gwenllian is a political pawn. When she's forced to marry the evil Black Hawk de Claiborne, she quakes at his fierceness and brutality. But she does her duty to her father and her people, knowing she will never surrender to her enemy. In the halls of Black Hawk's great keep, Gwen glimpses a man who can be tender and passionate-and who teaches her about breathtaking sensuality and a desire so great it threatens every vow she ever made to keep her heart locked tight. As war once more looms between Wales and England, Gwen realizes a terrible truth: she's in love with the enemy. When long-buried secrets threaten to destroy her fragile happiness, she must make a terrible choice-or watch the man she loves sacrifice his life to save hers...
Author: Gilbert Morris
Publisher: Bethany House
The Captive Bride follows the Winslow family as they assist in the building of a great nation. With courage and spirit, Rachel Winslow stands up to the enemies of freedom. Can she face unjust imprisonment--even death--without retreat? Book 2 from the bestselling House of Winslow series.
Author: Susan Spencer Paul
THE CAPTIVE BRIDE She Would Not Be A Bride! Lady Katharine believed that men and marriage were nothing more than paths to lifelong servitude. And Lord Senet, having stolen her home, seemed no exception. Yet though his touch made her feel beautiful and feminine, how could she ever care for a man she could not trust? Lord Senet Gaillard was an honorable knight. Had there been another path to reclaiming his ancestral castle other than wedding Lady Katharine, he would have taken it. But the deed was done, and now he must woo his reluctant bride—for winning her heart had become more important than life itself.
Author: Rosemary Carter
A Wedding Deception? "I want you to be my wife." Kyle had asked Liane to marry him not once, but twice, which at least should have argued sincerity on his part. Or, perhaps it was just determination—if he was serious, wouldn't he have told her that he loved her? Seven years ago, Liane would have had no doubts. But then their affair had ended in bitterness and anguish, and she hadn't seen Kyle since. So how could she be certain that he wasn't just out to get his revenge!
Author: Jane Porter
When Sheikh Khalid Fehr rescues innocent Olivia Morse from the hands of his country's enemies, he guarantees her freedom by announcing she is his betrothed…. Khalid has vouched for Liv with his honor… and this desert king is determined that his new wife will fulfill her marital duties, by his side as his regal queen…and as his captive virgin bride!
Author: Sandi Hampton
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Kidnapped at the altar on her wedding day by masked men and whisked away up into the mountains, Abigail O'Sullivan fears for her life. She recognizes her kidnapper--an Indian boy she fell in love with years ago, just before they were torn apart. Davy Larson seeks revenge for his father's murder. When he discovers that Abby's father now owns his land, he seeks answers to his questions, and to get those answers, he takes something Samuel O'Sullivan cherishes--his daughter. Reunited under dangerous circumstances, can Abigail care for a man who wants to take her father's life? Will Davy's feelings and desire for his long-lost love withstand the taboos of society? Or can their love be captured for all time?
Author: Carol Finch
Publisher: Zebra Books
Caught in a scheme of her own making, feisty Rozalyn Du Bois feigns affection for Dominic Baudelair, unaware that the handsome rouge is her father's greatest rival in the fur trade
The Dark Night of the Soul, Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ, the Liv
Author: Saint John of the Cross
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Author: Suzan Tisdale
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
Schottland, 1354 Er hat unüberwindbare Mauern um sein Herz errichtet ... Der Schwarze Tod kannte keine Gnade, als er Rowan Grahams schöne, junge Frau holte. Sein Clan war schon fast ausgelöscht, sein Herz zerrissen und nun musste er auch noch seine neugeborene Tochter allein aufziehen. Rowan versucht, die Versprechen, die er Kate bei ihrem Tod gegeben hat, einzulösen – nur eines nicht: Er kann sein Herz keiner anderen Frau schenken. Sie hat Mauern um ihr Herz errichtet. Lady Arline wurde zu einer weiteren arrangierten Ehe gezwungen – einer Ehe ohne Liebe und voller Einsamkeit. Hinter Garrick Blackthorns gutem Aussehen verbirgt sich ein grausamer und rachsüchtiger Mann. Sie will nur, dass ihre Ehe endlich beendet wird, damit sie ihre ersehnte Freiheit gewinnen kann. Das Schicksal wird diese Mauern zum Einsturz bringen ... Kurz bevor ihre Ehe ein bitteres, hässliches Ende findet, entführt ihr grausamer Ehemann, unschuldiges Kind. Erst in der Nacht, als er kommt, um seine Tochter zu retten, bemerkt Arline, dass dieses Kind zu einem Mann aus ihrer Vergangenheit gehört. Es handelt sich um den Mann, von dem sie seit sieben Jahren träumt. Rowan Graham ist überrascht, dass die Ehefrau seines Feindes, diejenige ist, die er vor sieben Jahren – als Schottland eine schwere Zeit durchmachte – flüchtig kennengelernt hat. Es war diese Frau, die dafür gesorgt hatte, dass sein Ziehvater und dessen Sohn ihre Freiheit wieder erlangten, und nun hat sie ihr Leben riskiert, um sich um seine Tochter zu kümmern. Das Schicksal führt sie zusammen ... aber andere wollen sie trennen
Author: Anne Herries
CAPTIVE IN THE DARK KNIGHT'S CASTLE… Raphael's heart is thought to be in the grave with his late wife. He's certainly thankful for the mission to restore King Richard to the throne; it leaves him with no time for distraction. Lady Rosamunde Meldreth is beautiful, vulnerable, and the prey of a dangerous man. As much as Raphael wants to walk away, he's forced to keep Rosamunde under lock and key in his castle. Raphael's interest in Rosamunde seems to be purely one of possession—but then she discovers the dark knight wants to make her his hostage bride…
Author: Marion Lennox
Nine years ago Prince Andreas Karedes returned to his island kingdom of Aristo in the Mediterranean Sea to take up his regal duties, not knowing that Holly, the sweet Australian girl with whom he'd briefly fallen in love, had become pregnant.... Tragically, Holly lost their baby. She remained on her parents' farm to be near her tiny son's final resting place, wishing Andreas would return! A royal scandal is about to break: a dirt-digging journalist has discovered Holly's secret! Andreas's childhood sweetheart must come and face him. Passion runs high as Andreas issues an ultimatum--to avoid disgrace, Holly must become his bride!
Songs of Yearning for God
Author: St John Of The Cross
Publisher: Random House
St John of the Cross was a 16th century Spanish mystic who wanted to reform Catholicism and encourage the integration of meditative practices by its followers. Because of this, he was locked up by other monks and during his imprisonment he wrote one of the world's most famous spiritual poems Dark Night of the Soul. After his escape, he then wrote a commentary to the poem to explain how to deal with any period when one feels completely cut off from God, and totally uninspired by anything. This is the first time the poem and its commentary have been translated by anyone outside the Catholic Church, and the language is exceptionally contemporary and relevant to our everyday concerns, no matter whether the reader is a Catholic, Buddhist or Muslim - or just having a hard time.
Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Category: Literary Criticism
Originally published in 1892, "the object of this Handbook is to supply readers and speakers with a lucid, but very brief account of such names as are used in allusions and references, whether by poets or prose writers; - to furnish those who consult it with the plot of popular dramas, the story of epic poems, and the outline of well-known tales. The number of dramatic plots sketched out is many hundreds. Another striking and interesting feature of the book is the revelation of the source from which dramatists and romancers have derived their stories, and the strange repetitions of historic incidents. It has been borne in mind throughout that it is not enough to state a fact. It must be stated attractively, and the character described must be drawn characteristically if the reader is to appreciate it, and feel an interest in what he reads." This work, an American reprint of The Reader's Handbook by E. Cobham Brewer, ..".while retaining all of the original material that can interest and aid the English-speaking student, gives also 'characters and sketches found in American novels, poetry and drama.'"
Author: St John of the Cross
Publisher: ICS Publications
This revised edition of The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross was produced to mark the fourth centenary of the death of St. John of the Cross (1542–1591). The result is an English translation of his writings that preserves the authentic meaning of the great mystic’s writings, presents them as clearly as possible, and at the same time gives the reader the doctrinal and historical information that will lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the teachings of the Mystical Doctor. Included in The Collected Works are St. John’s poetry, The Ascent of Mount Carmel, The Dark Night, The Spiritual Canticle, and The Living Flame of Love, as well as his extant letters and other counsels. More Information: Complementing St. John’s writings are a comprehensive General Introduction for the entire work, as well as brief, enlightening introductions for each specific work, explaining theme and structure. These are enhanced by new and expanded footnotes and a glossary of terms. About the Translators Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. Father Kieran, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, made his profession as a Discalced Carmelite in 1947. He has held several important positions within the order, including prior, formation director, and provincial councilor. A founding member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies, he subsequently served as its chair, as well as publisher of ICS Publications. Father Kieran’s major contributions in the field of Carmelite studies are his translations from the Spanish of the works of St. Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross, in collaboration with Father Otilio Rodriguez. He also was the English translator of God Speaks in the Night: The Life, Times and Teaching of St. John of the Cross, a pictorial biography of St. John of the Cross commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death, published in several languages. In addition to translations, Father Kieran is also the author of two ICS Publications’ study editions of the works of St. Teresa, and has written several other books on St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross. Father Kieran has lectured and written widely on the teaching of both of these Carmelite saints. He is a member of the Discalced Carmelite community in Washington, D.C. Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D. Father Otilio was born in Mantinos, Palencia, Spain, and was a Carmelite for more than fifty years. He was provincial of the Burgos province several times and also served as rector of the Discalced Carmelites’ international pontifical theological faculty, the Teresianum, in Rome. Father Otilio was one of the founders of the Institutum Historicum Teresianum and was a member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies. Both internationally and throughout the United States he gave retreats and lectures on Carmelite history and spirituality and wrote extensively on Carmelite subjects. Father Otilio died in Rome in 1994.
Author: Bonnie Dee
Publisher: Carina Press
San Francisco, 1870 Huiann arrives in America expecting to be wed to a wealthy businessman. She no sooner disembarks from the ship than she realizes Xie is not looking for a bride: Huiann is worth more to him as a high-end prostitute. Though her fate is better than that of other Chinese women forced into the sex trade, she has no intention of waiting for Xie to sell her virginity to the highest bidder. At the first opportunity, she escapes and disappears into the city. When a beautiful woman takes refuge in his store, Alan's life changes forever. He's spent the last five years trying to forget the horrors of war, and had almost given up hope of finding love. He hires Huiann as his housekeeper, and though they can only communicate through signs and sketches, they quickly form a bond that transcends the need for words. But Xie is determined to recover his property, and love may not be enough to protect Huiann from his vengeance. 75,600 words
Unabridged In Easy-To-Read Type
Author: Donald A. Mackenzie
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Charming collection of ancient and modern Scottish stories includes "Battle of the Fairy Kings," "Conall and the Thunder Hag," "In the Kingdom of Seals," "The Maid-of-the-Wave," and many more. 34 illustrations.
An Annotated Guide to Novels for Adults and Young Adults
Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world