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Tumbledown Manor

Tumbledown Manor PDF
Author: Helen Brown
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 1496701496
Size: 64.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 306
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From New York Times bestselling author Helen Brown comes a witty, uplifting novel about a woman who discovers that it's never too late to build the home--and the life--you've always longed for... The windows rattle. The roof leaks. Every surface cries out to be stripped, painted, or polished. But for writer Lisa Trumperton, the dilapidated manor house that once belonged to her great-grandfather is far more than the sum of its battered parts. It's the chance for a new start on her own terms. The fact that it's in the Melbourne countryside of her Australian homeland, far from the deceitful ex-husband she just left behind in New York...well, that's a bonus. Lisa sets to work refurbishing Trumperton Manor, assisted by her son, his friends, and a "Gray Army" of retired handymen. But it's not just her ancestral home that's being transformed. As she trades her chic Manhattan clothes for jeans and work boots, Lisa is changing and fortifying her relationships with her family and her sense of self. There are floods, fires, and catastrophes, but there are new allies too, including a one-eyed cat, a stubborn cockatoo, and a rugged landscaper with an irresistible grin. Piece by piece, the house is pushing Lisa beyond her old limits, daring her to embrace something bigger, braver, and more rewarding than she ever dreamed. Praise for Helen Brown and Her Books "A buoyant tale, heartfelt and open." --Booklist on Cleo "Brown writes eloquently about the bonds between women ... a moving story of love and identity." --Kirkus Reviews on Cats & Daughters

Tumbledown Manor

Tumbledown Manor PDF
Author: Helen Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781525207365
Size: 74.37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Dwellings
Languages : en
Pages : 443
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Life's going down the gurgler for romance writer Lisa Trumperton. The deadline for her next novel is looming, her daughter won't eat but has a new tattoo each week, and now her Wall Street trader husband has run off with a woman at work. Lisa makes a quick escape, home to Australia, where at least her girl - magnet son seems to be making hay. Determined to grow older disgracefully, she turns her back on a trim and tidy townhouse that is close to shops, aged - care providers and her bossy older sister, instead buying a grand old house in the country that once belonged to her great - grandfather. But like its new owner, Trumperton Manor has seen better days. Crumbling, filthy and possibly haunted, the old house defies Lisa's attempts to restore it. Add flood, fire and family secrets, plus a stray cat with attitude and an overly familiar handyman, and the cracks begin to show.

Historical Exklusiv

Historical Exklusiv PDF
Author: Helen Dickson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3733760743
Size: 80.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 512
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STOLZES HERZ AUF THORNWOOD HALL von MANNING, JACKIE Thornwood Hall, ihr geliebtes Zuhause, soll verkauft werden? Das will die junge Witwe Becky mit allen Kräften verhindern. Ihre Entschlossenheit, den neuen Besitzer Nick zu verachten, wird jedoch auf die Probe gestellt als er ihr einen feurigen Kuss raubt. Becky ist hin- und hergerissen zwischen Vernunft und Verlangen. Denn wenn sie nicht aufpasst, hat ihr Nick bald nicht nur ihr Gut gestohlen ... sondern auch ihr Herz! STÜRMISCHE EROBERUNG von DICKSON, HELEN Die aparte Prudence Fairworthy ist anders als alle Frauen, die ihm je begegnet sind - so anders, dass Lord Lucas Fox einfach nicht widerstehen kann. Für gewöhnlich hat er bei den Damen leichtes Spiel - sie hingegen will nichts von ihm wissen. Schnell steht für Lucas fest, die oder keine! Also lässt er seinen Charme spielen - und entdeckt, wie schwierig es sein kann, eine Frau nach allen Regeln der Kunst zu erobern ...

The Temptation Of Your Touch

The Temptation of Your Touch PDF
Author: Teresa Medeiros
Publisher: Amber House Books
ISBN: 1939541069
Size: 37.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Can any woman resist the temptation of his touch? Maximillian Burke has always prided himself on being the man every mother would want her daughter to marry. But after his scoundrel of a brother makes off with Max's bride, Max discovers it's more satisfying to be a rogue than the perfect gentleman. Forced to flee London after a duel gone wrong, Max seeks refuge at Cadgwyck Manor on the lonely coast of Cornwall, a place as wild and savage as his current temper. The tumbledown manor comes complete with its own ghost but oddly enough, it's not the White Lady of Cadgwyck who begins to haunt Max's heated dreams but his no-nonsense housekeeper. The last thing prim and proper housekeeper Anne Spencer needs is a new master, especially one as brooding and gorgeous as the Earl of Dravenwood. Even as she schemes to be rid of him, she finds herself irresistibly drawn into his strong, muscular arms. When Max vows to solve the mystery of Cadgwyck's ghost, he doesn't realize it will put both of their hearts at risk and tempt them to surrender to a pleasure as delicious as it is dangerous. Book 2 of 2 in the Burke Brothers Series, which includes The Pleasure of Your Kiss and The Temptation of Your Touch “This is quintessential Medeiros! As readers know well from her impressive body of work, she never fails to entertain!”—Starred Review from Booklist “Teresa Medeiros may only release one book a year, but she certainly makes it worth the wait! If you enjoy tender, beautifully-written historical romance with a gothic feel and sprinkled with humor, do yourself a favor and pick up The Temptation of Your Touch. I can’t recommend it enough!”—The Romance Dish “Delicious, witty and absolutely riveting! Abounding with wily servants, a beautiful ghost, humor, madcap antics, a hidden treasure, a scenic setting, mystery, romance and true love, this book should be a favorite. Delectable!”—Romance Junkies Reviews “A seductive mystery that captured my heart.”—Fresh Fiction “One of my all-time favorite authors.”—New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon “Few authors have Medeiros’s storytelling talents.”—Romantic Times “Try a novel by Teresa Medeiros and you will swear it was written just for you.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas Historical romance, Gothic romance, Duke romance, Master Housekeeper romance, Ghosts

Looking For Love

Looking For Love PDF
Author: Barbara Cartland
Publisher: Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd
ISBN: 1782139923
Size: 25.48 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 298
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Left penniless by the death of her beloved parents, shy, naïve and unassumingly lovely Gilda Wyngate is bemused when her glamorous but spoilt sister, Heloise, arrives unexpectedly at the family’s country Manor House full of talk about London’s Social world. And the good-looking and rich Marquis of Staverton, whom she is determined to ensnare in marriage so that she can fulfil her ambitions and become a Marchioness.Sadly it is not to be. When poor Gilda finds her sister dead in the morning after taking too much laudanum to make her sleep, she sees a way out of the dreadful poverty she faces. She takes Helouise’s place, her glamorous London life and her home in Mayfair with her blind but generous Godmother, Lady Neyland.After all the two sisters had always looked remarkably alike. So who would ever notice?Little does she know that her kind heart will soon give her away. Little does she know that, in assuming her sister’s identity, she is also taking on a terrible crime, punishable by death or that the hateful Marquis, whom she has heard so much about, could be so overwhelmingly handsome and magnificent that he takes her breath away.Little does she realise that out of all her troubles true love will suddenly find her out of the blue and she will finally be enveloped in the happiness that has always eluded her.

The Silver Thief

The Silver Thief PDF
Author: Edward W. Robertson
Publisher: Edward W. Robertson
ISBN:
Size: 36.47 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 480
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Dante Galand has cured the sickness that trapped him on the Plagued Islands. Now, it's time to leave. And kill a priest. The target is Gladdic of Bressel. Gladdic, who executed Dante's friend, the pirate Captain Twill. Who all but enslaved the Plagued Islands. And whose visions of empire are far from over. But Gladdic is trained in both ether and nether—and a darker magic than Dante has ever known. He's the most dangerous foe Dante has faced. And if Dante falls, so will an entire kingdom. Set in a USA TODAY bestselling world, THE SILVER THIEF is the second book in the Cycle of Galand.

Her Heart S Desire

Her Heart s Desire PDF
Author: Vivienne Dockerty
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1780885601
Size: 72.45 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Liverpool (England)
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Her Heart’s Desire is another Dockerty saga based on Vivienne’s family tree, set in Victorian Merseyside in 1893.Eighteen year old Lily is spoilt and petted by her father. She spurns the love of Charlie, a twenty-one year old shipyard worker. A courtship from a boy with his lowly background would never do. Lily has her heart set on marrying her cousin Lawrence Patterson, a sea captain with whom Lily has fallen in love.But Lawrence marries Bertha, Lily’s older sister, and Lily, unable to have her heart’s desire, marries Army officer Roland instead. Charlie, who is left bereft when his beloved marries another, finds himself burdened with Mary, a wife who can be cruel and manipulative, causing him to up sticks and make a new life for himself elsewhere.By 1903 both have been widowed. Roland has been killed in the Boer War and Mary died in childbirth. Will fate bring Lily and Charlie back together? Only time will tell...Her Heart’s Desire will appeal to fans of Vivienne Dockerty’s work and those that enjoy historical romance fiction. Vivienne is inspired by Katie Flynn and Maureen Lee and her writing style emulates the work of Dilly Court.

Thrill Rides

Thrill Rides PDF
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501104152
Size: 68.94 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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A thriller sampler from Emily Bestler Books, featuring John Connolly, Louise Millar, Mons Kallentoft, Liza Marklund, Caroline Kepnes, Sabine Durrant, Lee Goodman, and Kristina Ohlsson.

The Phantom Tree

The Phantom Tree PDF
Author: Nicola Cornick
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488028583
Size: 24.55 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :
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Browsing an antiques shop in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait—identified as the doomed Tudor queen, Anne Boleyn. Except Alison knows better. The subject is Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr, who was taken to Wolf Hall in 1557 and presumed dead after going missing as a child. And Alison knows this because she, too, lived at Wolf Hall and knew Mary...more than four hundred years ago. The painting of Mary is more than just a beautiful object for Alison—it holds the key to her past life, the unlocking of the mystery surrounding Mary’s disappearance and how Alison can get back to her own time. To when she and Mary were childhood enemies yet shared a pact that now, finally, must be fulfilled, no matter the cost. Bestselling author of House of Shadows Nicola Cornick offers a provocative alternate history of rivals, secrets and danger, set in a time when a woman’s destiny was determined by the politics of men and luck of birth. A spellbinding tale for fans of Kate Morton, Philippa Gregory and Barbara Erskine.

Dark Is The Moon

Dark is the Moon PDF
Author: Ian Irvine
Publisher: Santhenar Trust
ISBN:
Size: 40.28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 647
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Dangerous

Dangerous PDF
Author: Amanda Quick
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307575616
Size: 14.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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From a magnificent ballroom ablaze with lights to an imposing country house steeped in shadows comes a breathtaking tale of an impetuous miss—and a passion that leads to peril... At five and twenty, Prudence Merryweather knew very well tht risks a woman took by visiting a gentleman in the dead of night. But bearding the notorious Earl of Angelstone in his den was the only way to stop him from engaging her hot-headed brother in a duel. And that was why she found herself ushered into Sebastian's frobidding presence at three int the morning—and thoroughly kissed before dawn. She was a country-bred innocent—and an intriguing experience for a man who dwelt more in the shadows than in the sunshine. Yet as her boldness drew Prue into one dangerous episode after another, Sebastian found himself torn between a raging hunger to possess her and a driving need to protect her. And the reckless beauty would soon need all the protection she could get...

Nassau

Nassau PDF
Author: John Reisinger
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595000932
Size: 60.58 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 284
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Fast ships, easy money and sudden danger arrive in the Bahamas when the Civil War transforms a sleepy tropical port into a haven for Confederate blockade runners. From sordid waterfront taverns to the Governor’s mansion, to the elegant Royal Victoria Hotel, sailors, spies, fortune seekers, and adventurers cut deals and cut loose while preparing for the next harrowing trip through the blockade’s deadly ring of fire and steel. Here a daring captain with a fast ship can quickly become rich...or dead. Nassau is the exciting story of how the Civil War changed a once quiet port and the people who lived there.

Running For The Hills

Running for the Hills PDF
Author: Horatio Clare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743274288
Size: 16.58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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A memoir of the author's family life on a remote sheep farm in Wales offers a first-person evaluation of the natural world that traces the author's unconventional mother's decision to leave London society to raise sheep in a challenging new home. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Shadowsong

Shadowsong PDF
Author: S. Jae-Jones
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 1785655477
Size: 17.93 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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The conclusion to the gorgeous and lush Wintersong duology. “A maze of beauty and darkness, of music and magic and glittering things, all tied together with exquisite writing.”―Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Wintersong. Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her. When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King―who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world―or the ones Liesl loves―is in her hands?

All Things Wise And Wonderful

All Things Wise and Wonderful PDF
Author: James Herriot
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447224280
Size: 71.67 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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The third collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small. This omnibus edition comprises of Vets Might Fly and Vet in a Spin. Training as an RAF pilot in the smoke and bustle of London is a far cry from James Herriot’s day job as a country vet in the Yorkshire Dales. And while he is keen to serve Queen and country, James cannot help but miss his life in Darrowby – despite frequent arguments between his colleagues, bad-tempered cattle and equally irritable farmers, and the continuing saga of Cedric the flatulent dog. But most of all he misses his wife Helen; pregnant with their first child. The question is constantly hanging over him – will he be going to war? And when will he get to go home? Since they were first published, James Herriot’s memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Things Wise and Wonderful is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain’s best-loved authors.

A Grain Of Truth

A Grain of Truth PDF
Author: Zygmunt Miloszewski
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
ISBN: 1908524022
Size: 21.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 380
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After leaving his family and life behind, Teodor Szacki, a former Warsaw prosecutor, finds himself investigating a murder case that prompts a wave of anti-Semitic paranoia.

The Mx Book Of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part Xvi

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories   Part XVI PDF
Author: David Marcum
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1787055043
Size: 75.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 505
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In 2015, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories burst upon the scene, featuring adventures set within the correct time period, and written by many of today's leading Sherlockian authors from around the world. Those first three volumes were overwhelmingly received, and there were soon calls for additional collections. Since then, their popularity has only continued to grow. And now we present a new three-volume set. Like 2017's two-volumes set, Eliminate the Impossible, this new collection, Whatever Remains . . . Must Be the Truth features tales of Holmes's encounters with seemingly impossible events – ghosts and hauntings, cults and curses, mythical beasts and mediums, angels and demons, and more. In "The Sussex Vampire", Holmes tells Watson: "This agency stands flat-footed upon the ground, and there it must remain. The world is big enough for us. No ghosts need apply." In each of the stories presented in this huge three-volume collection, Holmes approaches the varied problems with one of his favorite maxims firmly in place: ". . . . When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth . . . ." But what, exactly, is the truth? A Study in Scarlet, the first recorded adventure of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson, was first published in 1887. What an amazing journey the years since then have been! In addition to the pitifully few sixty tales originally presented in The Canon, published between 1887 and 1927, there have been literally thousands of additional Holmes adventures in the form of books, short stories, radio and television episodes, movies, manuscripts, comics, and fan fiction. And yet, for those who are true friends and admirers of the Master Detective of Baker Street, where it is always 1895 (or a few decades on either side of that!) these stories are not enough. Give us more! The forty-nine stories in these three companion volumes represent some of the finest new Holmesian storytelling to be found, and honor the man described by Watson as "the best and wisest . . . whom I have ever known." All royalties from this collection are being donated by the writers for the benefit of the preservation of Undershaw, one of the former homes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Part XVI – Whatever Remains Must Be the Truth (1881-1890) features contributions by: Derrick Belanger, Mark Sohn, Tracy J. Revels, Brenda Seabrooke, Kevin Thornton, Andrew Bryant, Josh Anderson & David Friend, David Marcum, I.A. Watson, Arthur Hall, Tim Gambrell, Shane Simmons, Bob Bishop, Mark Mower, Kelvin Jones, and Jayantika Ganguly, and with a poem by Josh Pachter, and forewords by David Marcum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Roger Johnson, and Steve Emecz.

The Causeway

The Causeway PDF
Author: Jim Pinnells
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1780887612
Size: 77.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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This book is set in Italy, during the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Two women escape from the tyranny of the church, of the revolution, and of fathers, brothers and lovers.

Secret Evesham

Secret Evesham PDF
Author: Stan Brotherton
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445689596
Size: 66.48 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Photography
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Secret Evesham explores the lesser-known history of the town of Evesham in Worcestershire through a fascinating selection of stories, unusual facts and attractive photographs.