Fiction

The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne

Author: Madeline Hunter

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A woman defies expectations—including those of an arrogant earl—in the first regency romance in New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter's Fairbourne Quartet. Despite the limits of her sex, Emma Fairbourne intends to run her late father's prestigious London auction house. Of course, she's not addlepated enough to do it openly and scare away her wealthy collectors. Instead, she and her friend concoct a deception, hiring a handsome and charming front man who will do her bidding... All would have proceeded smoothly—if it weren’t for the maddening interference of Darius, the arrogant Earl of Southwaite, who was her father’s “silent partner”. Darius has no interest in running an auction house—and he's certainly not interested in allowing the lovely Miss Fairbourne to run it either, her ludicrous scheme notwithstanding. But headstrong Emma is like no other lady he has ever encountered, refusing to follow his dictates. Holding his temper in check, Darius decides to attack on a different front. There is another way to achieve her surrender, one far more pleasurable for both of them...
Fiction

The Wicked Duke

Author: Madeline Hunter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Third in the roguishly intriguing series by the New York Times bestselling author of Tall, Dark, and Wicked and His Wicked Reputation... She appeals to his wicked inclinations, but he never expects she might snare his heart.... Suspected of his brother’s murder, Lancelot Hemingford, Duke of Aylesbury, was forced to give up his hell-raising habits in London for the anonymity of quiet country living. So, when an opportunity arises to clear his name in exchange for proposing to the niece of a neighbor, he sees no choice but to accept. Plus, seducing the reluctant maiden will be a most intriguing challenge... As Marianne Radley is dependent on her uncle, she must accept the Duke's marriage proposal at her family’s request, despite her belief he is irredeemably wicked. But along with marrying him, she intends to sniff out the duke’s unsavory secrets and expose them to the world: a plan that would be flawless were it not for one minor detail—even she, with all her determination, is not immune to the charms of a rakish duke...
Fiction

The Conquest of Lady Cassandra

Author: Madeline Hunter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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HER PRIDE. HIS PREJUDICE. THEIR PASSION. As headstrong as she is beautiful, Lady Cassandra Vernham defied convention when she refused to marry the man who had compromised her. Now, estranged from her family, Cassandra struggles to make ends meet. A recent auction of her jewels has brought her a modicum of relief, but one of the most valuable lots was never paid for by the highest bidder: handsome, rakish Viscount Ambury. Cassandra needs that money badly, and not to buy a new hat. Ambury has only to look at Cassandra to begin imagining her in his bed… He has not settled that outstanding debt for a reason. He suspects that the expensive baubles were stolen, perhaps even by Cassandra herself. Erotic fantasies about her notwithstanding, the vixen is not to be trusted, for she has already destroyed his good friend—the man she refused to marry who later lost his life in a duel, which Ambury suspects was fought over Cassandra. But nothing is as it seems… As the seductive lord and the scandalous beauty are drawn together, the passion that flares between them will illuminate shocking secrets that will change both their lives forever…
Fiction

The Accidental Duchess

Author: Madeline Hunter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 843

From New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter comes this seductive tale of a headstrong young lady, a scandalous manuscript, and the iron-willed duke determined to save her from her ruin. For fans of Mary Balogh, Eloisa James, and Julia Quinn. When Lady Lydia Alfreton is blackmailed over the shocking contents of a manuscript she once wrote, she must go to the most desperate of measures to raise the money to buy back the ill-considered prose: agreeing to an old wager posed by the arrogant, dangerous Duke of Penthurst. At least Penthurst is a man she wouldn’t mind fleecing—and she’s confident she’ll win. Penthurst long ago concluded Lydia was a woman in search of ruinous adventure, but even he is surprised when she arrives at his house ready to bet her innocence against his ten thousand pounds—a wager he only proposed to warn her off gambling. When she loses to a simple draw of the cards, Lydia is shocked. Now, her problems are twofold: a blackmailer determined to see her pay and a duke determined to tame her rebellious ways. One misstep and Lydia could find herself ruined—or bound to the seductive man who would make her his duchess.
Fiction

The Other Side of Midnight

Author: Simone St. James

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 656

London, 1925. Glamorous medium Gloria Sutter made her fortune helping the bereaved contact loved ones killed during the Great War. Now she's been murdered at one of her own séances, after leaving a message requesting the help of her former friend and sole rival, Ellie Winter. Ellie doesn't contact the dead—at least, not anymore. She specializes in miraculously finding lost items. Still, she can't refuse the final request of the only other true psychic she has known. Now Ellie must delve into Gloria's secrets and plunge back into the world of hucksters, lowlifes, and fakes. Worse, she cannot shake the attentions of handsome James Hawley, a damaged war veteran who has dedicated himself to debunking psychics. As Ellie and James uncover the sinister mysteries of Gloria's life and death, Ellie is tormented by nightmarish visions that herald the grisly murders of those in Gloria's circle. And as Ellie’s uneasy partnership with James turns dangerously intimate, an insidious evil force begins to undermine their quest for clues, a force determined to bury the truth, and whoever seeks to expose it... From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fiction

The Counterfeit Mistress

Author: Madeline Hunter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 802

THE BEAUTY. THE SPY. AND THE BEHOLDER. From the beloved New York Times bestselling Madeline Hunter comes this riveting historical romance, in which a darkly handsome nobleman is determined to unmask a delicate and mysterious young beauty... A refugee from the war in France, Marielle Lyon has established herself at the fringes of London society. Claiming to be the niece of an executed aristocrat, Marielle welcomes the gossip that she is a spy. The more eyes she has watching her, the better protected she is—and the better chance she has of saving her father’s life. A warrior at heart, Alban Norwood, Viscount Kendale, would still be in uniform if not for his older brother’s untimely death. After all he’s seen, Kendale doesn’t trust the French—or their femmes fatales. He has set up a surveillance network to ferret out undercover agents, and he believes he’s found one in the delicate, mysterious Marielle. Ready to pounce on his tempting prey, Kendale arranges a meeting with Marielle, who is more beautiful and more cunning than he anticipated. But the Viscount is ready to do whatever it takes to unmask her—even if it means playing a game of seduction…
Fiction

An Interrupted Tapestry

Author: Madeline Hunter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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A delightful historical romance novella from the New York Times bestselling author of the Fairbourne Quartet! Madeline Hunter weaves passion and adventure into this exquisite love story. A noblewoman, beset by her brother’s creditors, offers a cherished tapestry to a wealthy London merchant--who has more on his mind than settling her debts... Originally published in the anthology Tapestry Praise for the novels of Madeline Hunter: "Clever plotting, delicious sensuality, excellent art history elements, and strong, magnetic characters will attract readers to this engaging and beautifully executed romance." --Library Journal “Hunter’s books are so addictive.”—Publishers Weekly "Richly spiced with wicked wit and masterfully threaded with danger and desire...superbly sexy...irresistible and wonderfully entertaining."—Booklist (starred review) Madeline Hunter has published numerous critically acclaimed historical romances including The Conquest of Lady Cassandra, The Counterfeit Mistress, Ravishing in Red, Dangerous in Diamonds, and The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne. Her books regularly appear on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. More than five million copies of her books are in print. She has won two RITA awards and holds a PhD in art history, which she teaches at the university level.
Fiction

Star Bright

Author: Miranda Jarrett

Publisher: Pocket

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 309

View: 634

Colonial American beauty Diana Fairbourne is unhappy when she discovers that her aristocratic fiancT, the Marquess of Roxby, does not love her and is drawn into a romantic liaison with a handsome common sailor, who hides his true identity as Captain James Dunham of the Royal Navy and his mission to eliminate her entire family. Original.
Automobiles

The Autocar

Author: Henry Sturmey

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Category: Automobiles

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