The Skeleton Cupboard

The Skeleton Cupboard
The Making of a Clinical Psychologist

by Tanya Byron

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2015-04-07
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1443433950
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In my session with Imogen, the words were still not coming. I had to move past my own frustration and relax. But it is very hard to relax when you are looking into the eyes of a mute little girl who wants to be dead. You don’t want to relax; you want to pull her into your arms, hold her and then shake her until she tells you why. You long to say, "Why do you want to die? You’re twelve years old." Gripping, unforgettable and deeply affecting, The Skeleton Cupboard recounts the patient stories that most influenced Dr. Tanya Byron, covering years of training that forced her to confront the harsh realities of the lives of her patients and the demons of her own family history. Among others, we meet Ray, a violent sociopath desperate to be treated with tenderness and compassion; Mollie, a talented teenager intent on starving herself; and Imogen, a twelve-year-old so haunted by a secret that she’s intent on killing herself. Byron brings the reader along as she uncovers the reasons each of these individuals behave as they do, resulting in a thrilling, compulsively readable medical mystery that sheds light on mental illness and what its treatment tells us about ourselves.

Majesty

Majesty
A Book

by Katharine McGee

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781984830241
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In an alternate America, tensions are high as Beatrice prepares to become the country's first queen, while Princess Samantha and Prince Jefferson struggle to decide what their futures might hold.

What I Did For a Duke

What I Did For a Duke
Pennyroyal Green Series

by Julie Anne Long

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2011-02-22
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0062065807
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A fresh voice that stands out….Delicious and delightful!” —Karen Hawkins Romance superstar Amanda Quick calls Julie Anne Long, “a fantastic writer,” and says, “her writing glows.” Suzanne Enoch calls Long’s work, “warm, witty, and fabulous!” This rapidly rising star of historical romance dazzles once again with What I Did For a Duke—the next fabulous installment in her sensual and emotionally charged Pennyroyal Green series. This Regency delight focuses on a dark duke with a sinful reputation and his determined efforts to seduce and ruin the innocent sister of his enemy—only to fall victim himself to the gentle lady’s good nature and passionate soul. What I Did For a Duke follows Long’s delightful I Kissed an Earl, continuing the colorful feud between the Eversea and Redmond families, and it’s one of the most scandalously entertaining love stories in many a season.

Bridgerton

Bridgerton
The Duke and I

by Julia Quinn

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2015-04-28
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0062424033
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the first novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince—while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable…but not too amiable. Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen. Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society—just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend’s sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar. The plan works like a charm—at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London’s elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule... This novel includes the 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After
A Book

by Julia Quinn

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2013-04-02
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0062096532
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Once upon a time, a historical romance author created a family . . . But not just any family. Eight brothers and sisters, assorted in-laws, sons and daughters, nieces and nephews (not to mention an overweight corgi) plus an irrepressible matriarch who's a match for any of them . . . These are the Bridgertons: less a family than a force of nature. Through eight bestselling novels, readers laughed, cried, and fell in love. But they wanted more. And so the readers asked the author . . . What happens next? Does Simon ever read his father's letters? Do Francesca and Michael become parents? Who would win in a Pall Mall grudge match? Does "The End" really have to be the end? Now, with The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After, Julia Quinn delivers eight sexy, funny, and heartwarming "2nd Epilogues" plus a bonus story about none other than the wise and witty matriarch Violet Bridgerton herself. So get to know the Bridgertons all over again—because Happily Ever After is a whole lot of fun.

To Sir Phillip, With Love

To Sir Phillip, With Love
A Book

by Julia Quinn

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780061793066
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sir Phillip knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he'd proposed, figuring that she'd be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except . . . she wasn't. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her . . . and more. Did he think she was mad? Eloise Bridgerton couldn't marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking . . . and wondering . . . and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except . . . he wasn't. Her perfect husband wouldn't be so moody and ill-mannered, and while Phillip was certainly handsome, he was a large brute of a man, rough and rugged, and totally unlike the London gentlemen vying for her hand. But when he smiled . . . and when he kissed her . . . the rest of the world simply fell away, and she couldn't help but wonder . . . could this imperfect man be perfect for her?

Wicked Burn

Wicked Burn
A Book

by Beth Kery

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-02-14
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1472200381
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For fans for Sylvia Day, J. Kenner and Maya Banks. A scorchingly sexy novel from the New York Times ebook bestselling author of the Because You Are Mine series and The Affair. Vic Savian knows what he wants when he sees it. And what he wants is his sexy neighbour, Niall Chandler. When he finds her in the hallway of their building being harassed by an aggressive suitor, Vic steps in - and finds himself greatly rewarded... Sleeping with her gorgeous neighbour - when she didn't even know his last name - was the craziest thing Niall's ever done. Now, she can't seem to get enough of Vic, or what he stirs in her. Suddenly she's exploring uninhibited pleasures she's never known before. But when her past returns to haunt her, she and Vic are forced to venture beyond the pleasures of the flesh, and risk it all on something deeper, something found only in the heart. Enter the seductive world of Beth Kery where the rules are broken with that first electrifying touch in the sizzling Because You Are Mine, One Night of Passion and The Affair novels.

The Viscount Who Loved Me With 2nd Epilogue

The Viscount Who Loved Me With 2nd Epilogue
Bridgerton

by Julia Quinn

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2015-04-28
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0062424076
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now a Netflix series created by Shonda Rhimes — producer and creator of Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Scandal — starring Julie Andrews, Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, and Nicola Coughlan. 1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, This Author believes, for Anthony Bridgerton, London's most elusive bachelor, who has shown no indication that he plans to marry. And in all truth, why should he? When it comes to playing the consummate rake, nobody does it better... --Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, April 1814 But this time the gossip columnists have it wrong. Anthony Bridgerton hasn't just decided to marry--he's even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended's older sister, Kate Sheffield--the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate's the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams... Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes to not make the best husbands--and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate's determined to protect her sister--but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. And when Anthony's lips touch hers, she's suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake herself...

On the Way to the Wedding

On the Way to the Wedding
Bridgerton

by Julia Quinn

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2017-04-25
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0062424165
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now a Netflix series created by Shonda Rhimes— producer and creator of Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Scandal— starring Julie Andrews, Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, and Nicola Coughlan. A funny thing happened ... Unlike most men of his acquaintance, Gregory Bridgerton believes in true love. And he is convinced that when he finds the woman of his dreams, he will know in an instant that she is the one. And that is exactly what happened. Except ... She wasn’t the one. In fact, the ravishing Miss Hermione Watson is in love with another. But her best friend, the ever-practical Lady Lucinda Abernathy, wants to save Hermione from a disastrous alliance, so she offers to help Gregory win her over. But in the process, Lucy falls in love. With Gregory! Except ... Lucy is engaged. And her uncle is not inclined to let her back out of the betrothal, even once Gregory comes to his senses and realizes that it is Lucy, with her sharp wit and sunny smile, who makes his heart sing. And now, on the way to the wedding, Gregory must risk everything to ensure that when it comes time to kiss the bride, he is the only man standing at the altar ...

When He Was Wicked

When He Was Wicked
Bridgerton

by Julia Quinn

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2017-02-28
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0062424130
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In every life there is a turning point . . . A moment so tremendous, so sharp and breathtaking, that one knows one's life will never be the same. For Michael Stirling, London's most infamous rake, that moment came the first time he laid eyes on Francesca Bridgerton. After a lifetime of chasing women, of smiling slyly as they chased him, of allowing himself to be caught but never permitting his heart to become engaged, he took one look at Francesca Bridgerton and fell so fast and hard into love it was a wonder he managed to remain standing. Unfortunately for Michael, however, Francesca's surname was to remain Bridgerton for only a mere thirty-six hours longer—the occasion of their meeting was, lamentably, a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin. But that was then . . . Now Michael is the earl and Francesca is free, but still she thinks of him as nothing other than her dear friend and confidant. Michael dares not speak to her of his love . . . until one dangerous night, when she steps innocently into his arms and passion proves stronger than even the most wicked of secrets . . .

It's In His Kiss

It's In His Kiss
Bridgerton

by Julia Quinn

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2017-03-28
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0062424157
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the seventh novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sum of All Kisses and Because of Miss Bridgerton comes the story of Hyacinth, the youngest child of the famed Bridgerton siblings. Meet Our Hero . . . Gareth St. Clair is in a bind. His father, who detests him, is determined to beggar the St. Clair estates and ruin his inheritance. Gareth’s sole bequest is an old family diary, which may or may not contain the secrets of his past . . . and the key to his future. The problem is—it’s written in Italian, of which Gareth speaks not a word. Meet Our Heroine . . . All the ton agreed: there was no one quite like Hyacinth Bridgerton. She’s fiendishly smart, devilishly outspoken, and according to Gareth, probably best in small doses. But there’s something about her—something charming and vexing—that grabs him and won’t quite let go . . . Meet Poor Mr. Mozart . . . Or don’t. But rest assured, he’s spinning in his grave when Gareth and Hyacinth cross paths at the annual—and annually discordant—Smythe-Smith musicale. To Hyacinth, Gareth’s every word seems a dare, and she offers to translate his diary, even though her Italian is slightly less than perfect. But as they delve into the mysterious text, they discover that the answers they seek lie not in the diary, but in each other . . . and that there is nothing as simple—or as complicated—as a single, perfect kiss. This edition includes the second epilogue from The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After.

The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown

The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown
A Book

by Julia Quinn,Suzanne Enoch,Karen Hawkins,Mia Ryan

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0061744301
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lady Whistledown Tells All! Society is abuzz when the Season's most promising debutante is jilted by her intended -- only to be swept away by the deceitful rogue's dashing older brother -- in New York Times bestseller Julia Quinn's witty, charming, and heartfelt tale. When the scandalous actions of his beautiful fiancée are recorded in Lady Whistledown's column, a concerned groom-to-be rushes back to London to win his lady's heart once and forever, in Suzanne Enoch's enchanting romantic gem. Karen Hawkins captivates with an enduring story of a handsome rogue whose lifelong friendship -- and his heart -- are tested when the lovely lady in question sets her cap for someone else. A dazzling and delightful tale by Mia Ryan has a young woman cast out of her home by an insufferable yet charming marquis -- who intends to take possession not only of the house ... but its former occupant as well!

The Mistress

The Mistress
A Book

by Susan Wiggs

  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release : 2010-08-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1426863977
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Most days Kathleen O'Leary is a penniless maid. But tonight she takes a risk and masquerades as a glamorous heiress, thanks to a borrowed gown and her friends' sense of adventure. To her surprise, the ruse succeeds—even Dylan Kennedy, Chicago's most eligible bachelor, seems enraptured. But like Kathleen, Dylan isn't who he says he is. And before their true identities can be revealed to one another, fire erupts, sending rich and poor alike running for their lives. Now, though virtually strangers, Kathleen and Dylan must rely on each other for survival. And when the embers cool, they'll find that the greatest risk has been to their hearts….

Deadly Cross

Deadly Cross
A Book

by James Patterson

  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2020-11-23
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0316497991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The murder of a glamorous DC socialite becomes Alex Cross’s deadliest case since Along Came a Spider. Kay Willingham led a life as glamorous as it was public-she was a gorgeous Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and the ex-wife of the vice president. So why was she parked in a Bentley convertible idling behind a DC private school, in the middle of the night, with the man who was the head of that school? Who shot them both, point blank, and why? The shocking double homicide is blazed across the internet, TV, newspapers -- and across Alex Cross's mind. Kay had been his patient once. And maybe more. While John Sampson of DC Metro Police investigates the last movements of Christopher Randall, the educator killed along with Kay Willingham, detective Alex Cross and FBI special agent Ned Mahoney find unanswered questions from Willingham's past, before she arrived in DC and became known in DC society as someone who could make things happen. They travel to Alabama to investigate Kay's early years. There they find a world of trouble, corruption, and secrets, all of them closed to outsiders like Cross and Mahoney. Kay had many enemies, but all of them seemed to need her alive. The harder the investigators push, the more resistance they find when they leave behind the polite law offices and doctors' quarters of the state capital. Alex Cross will need to use all his skills as a doctor, a detective, and a family man to prevent that resistance from turning lethal...again.

Victoria: The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen

Victoria: The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen
Official Companion to the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS

by Helen Rappaport

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2017-01-31
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0062568906
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Foreword by Daisy Goodwin The official companion to ITV’s hotly anticipated new drama, Victoria delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England’s greatest monarchs. From the producers of Poldark and Endeavour, ITV’s Victoria follows the early years of the young queen’s reign, based closely on Victoria’s own letters and journals. Now explore this extensive collection in greater depth, and discover who Victoria really was behind her upright public persona. At only eighteen years old, Victoria ascended the throne as a rebellious teenager and gradually grew to become one of the most memorable, unshakeable and powerful women in history. The extensive writings she left behind document this personal journey and show how she triumphed over scandal and corruption. Written by author and Victoria historical consultant, Helen Rappaport, and including a foreword by Daisy Goodwin—acclaimed novelist and scriptwriter of the series—Victoria details the history behind the show. Revealing Victoria’s own thoughts about the love interests, family dramas and court scandals during her early reign, it also delves into the running of the royal household, the upstairs-downstairs relationships, and what it was like to live in Victorian England. Full of beautiful photography from the series and genuine imagery from the era, Victoria takes you behind the palace doors and discover the girl behind the queen.

Romancing Mister Bridgerton With 2nd Epilogue

Romancing Mister Bridgerton With 2nd Epilogue
A Book

by Julia Quinn

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2015-11-24
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0062424106
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now a Netflix series created by Shonda Rhimes — producer and creator of Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Scandal — starring Julie Andrews, Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, and Nicola Coughlan. Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London . . . Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for . . . well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret . . . and fears she doesn't know him at all. Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought of as nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can't seem to publish an edition without mentioning him. But when Colin returns to London from a trip abroad, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same—especially Penelope Featherington! The girl who was always simply there is suddenly the girl haunting his dreams. When he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide . . . is she his biggest threat— or his promise of a happy ending?

The Bridal Quest

The Bridal Quest
A Book

by Candace Camp

  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Release : 2019-02-11
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1488051925
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A fan-favorite from New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp, originally published in 2008. Lady Irene Wyngate swore she’d never marry, keeping suitors at bay with her caustic tongue. But there’s one man she can’t scare: Gideon, long-lost heir to the Earl of Radbourne. Kidnapped as a child, Gideon grew up tough on the London streets. And though he’s been restored to his family, he’s still more at home in gambling dens than stately ballrooms. Irene isn’t attracted to Gideon, or so she says when matchmaker Francesca Haughston asks for her help to civilize him for marriage. After all, he is a true rogue with a dubious past. A handsome rogue, she has to admit, but as she reluctantly begins to yield to love, wicked family secrets come to light…with devastating consequences for the reluctant lovers.

Bridgerton Collection Volume 1

Bridgerton Collection Volume 1
The First Three Books in the Bridgerton Series

by Julia Quinn

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2020-05-26
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0063045117
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bridgerton Collection Volume 1 has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

An Offer From a Gentleman

An Offer From a Gentleman
Bridgerton

by Julia Quinn

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2015-08-25
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0062424084
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the third novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. Sophie Beckett never dreamed she'd be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton's famed masquerade ball—or that "Prince Charming" would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight. Ever since that magical night, a radiant vision in silver has blinded Benedict to the attractions of any other—except, perhaps, this alluring and oddly familiar beauty dressed in housemaid's garb whom he feels compelled to rescue from a most disagreeable situation. He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. Yet, if he offers her his heart, will Benedict sacrifice his only chance for a fairy tale love? This novel includes The 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.

Because of Miss Bridgerton

Because of Miss Bridgerton
A Book

by Julia Quinn

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2016-03-29
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0062388150
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places... This is not one of those times. Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband... someday. Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should... Or not. There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but he's arrogant, annoying, and she's absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can't stand the sight of him, either. But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humor... Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can't abide is the one person they can't live without...