The Disgraced Marchioness

Author: Anne O'Brien

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459231678

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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SHOCKING! Henry Faringdon, the new Marquis of Burford, returns home and makes a shocking discovery. On his departure to America, his brother Thomas had married the woman who'd stolen Henry's heart—the alluring Miss Eleanor Stamford. OUTRAGEOUS! Now a widow, with a babe in arms, Eleanor is as dismayed to see Henry as he is to see her. Even more so when a gentleman arrives announcing his sister to be the true marchioness, claiming she married Thomas in secret years before! SCANDALOUS! Embroiled in a scandal that could ultimately lead to Eleanor's disgrace, it is up to the Faringdons to uncover the truth behind such wicked allegations…to clear their family name…and to rekindle the love of a man and a woman….

Chosen for the Marriage Bed

Author: Anne O'Brien

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426876219

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The Welsh Marches, 1460 In the eerie depths of Llanwardine Priory, Elizabeth de Lacy is about to take the veil when she is told she must wed her family's sworn enemy! Lord Richard Malinder must produce an heir, and a union with the de Lacy family could prove advantageous—if only to keep his enemies close…. The heat of anticipation rises as they make their way to the bridal chamber….

Sister Queens

The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile

Author: Julia Fox

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345532317

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 2880

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The history books have cast Katherine of Aragon, the first queen of King Henry VIII of England, as the ultimate symbol of the Betrayed Woman, cruelly tossed aside in favor of her husband’s seductive mistress, Anne Boleyn. Katherine’s sister, Juana of Castile, wife of Philip of Burgundy and mother of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, is portrayed as “Juana the Mad,” whose erratic behavior included keeping her beloved late husband’s coffin beside her for years. But historian Julia Fox, whose previous work painted an unprecedented portrait of Jane Boleyn, Anne’s sister, offers deeper insight in this first dual biography of Katherine and Juana, the daughters of Spain’s Ferdinand and Isabella, whose family ties remained strong despite their separation. Looking through the lens of their Spanish origins, Fox reveals these queens as flesh-and-blood women—equipped with character, intelligence, and conviction—who are worthy historical figures in their own right. When they were young, Juana’s and Katherine’s futures appeared promising. They had secured politically advantageous marriages, but their dreams of love and power quickly dissolved, and the unions for which they’d spent their whole lives preparing were fraught with duplicity and betrayal. Juana, the elder sister, unexpectedly became Spain’s sovereign, but her authority was continually usurped, first by her husband and later by her son. Katherine, a young widow after the death of Prince Arthur of Wales, soon remarried his doting brother Henry and later became a key figure in a drama that altered England’s religious landscape. Ousted from the positions of power and influence they had been groomed for and separated from their children, Katherine and Juana each turned to their rich and abiding faith and deep personal belief in their family’s dynastic legacy to cope with their enduring hardships. Sister Queens is a gripping tale of love, duty, and sacrifice—a remarkable reflection on the conflict between ambition and loyalty during an age when the greatest sin, it seems, was to have been born a woman. From the Hardcover edition.

Rake Beyond Redemption

Author: Anne O'Brien

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460349490

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Reckless rogue or man of honour? Riding on a Sussex beach, Alexander Ellerdine fights through the waves to rescue a young lady trapped by the tide. He's instantly captivated by her beautiful face and dauntless spirit—but as a smuggler with a tarnished reputation Zan has nothing to offer a woman such as her. Marie-Claude is determined to unravel the mystery of her brooding rescuer. His passionate kisses are as dangerous as his reputation. The integrity in his eyes indicates he's a gentleman…but the secrets and rumours say that he's a rake beyond redemption…

Compromised Miss

Author: Anne O'Brien

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460349571

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6021

He remembers luminous grey eyes… and a mysterious gentle touch… Despite being unconscious for most of the night, Lucius has been accused of compromising a lady. She may not be an obvious beauty, dressed as she is in seaman's garb, but his rescuer is all woman—and now he must marry Miss Harriette Lydyard. The Earl of Venmore is lethally attractive, and Harriette knows she should refuse him. Only with her reputation in tatters she must face the consequences of her actions—by making a pact with this disreputable, dangerous devil of a man!

Puritan Bride

Author: Anne O'Brien

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459231597

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1818

A WOMAN OF UNEXPECTED PASSION England, 1663 The sexual games at the Restoration Court of King Charles have turned Marcus, Viscount Marlbrooke, into a cynic. While he doesn't believe that love lies within matrimony, he does need to secure his claim to Winteringham Priory. Marriage to the spirited Puritan Katherine Harley is the key and, given his unexpected response to her, perhaps their marriage needn't be as bleak as he fears. Because, beneath her solemn exterior, he senses a bride of surprising passion….

Memoirs

containing an account of his confinement 35 years in the state prisons of France

Author: Henri Masers de Latude

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 63

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