The Duke's Secluded Bride (a gothic Regency Romance)

The Duke's Secluded Bride (a gothic Regency Romance)
A Book

by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2020-04-27
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Most gentlemen wait to get married because they want time to enjoy being a bachelor before taking on the responsibilities of a married gentleman. Baldwin Darby, the Duke of Edmondstone, isn’t one of them. The life of a rogue never appealed to him. He’s wanted nothing more than to fall in love and live a quiet and uneventful life ever since he could remember. It wasn’t by choice that he hasn’t married yet. He’s just not very comfortable around ladies, which makes the marriage mart difficult for him. So when his acquaintance mentions a sister at his country estate who is ready for marriage, he jumps at the chance for an arranged marriage. He’s been told she is extremely shy and that it takes her time to open up around strangers, so he might find her a bit strange when he initially meets her. But this doesn’t bother him. He’s a patient gentleman and can give her time to get used to him. What he doesn’t count on, however, is just how strange everything is when he gets to the country estate. She refuses to leave her section of the manor, she has to go to bed before it’s dark, and she has an unusual fascination for monsters. Despite all of that, she is beautiful and possesses a sweet temperament. He wishes he could figure out a way to help her embrace a normal life. If he keeps pressing for her to have a normal life, he just might get his wish. But nothing will prepare him for the truth. *This is loosely based off the Rapunzel fairy tale.

World Historical Fiction

World Historical Fiction
An Annotated Guide to Novels for Adults and Young Adults

by Lynda G. Adamson

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 719
  • ISBN : 9781573560665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

The Duke I Tempted

The Duke I Tempted
A Book

by Scarlett Peckham

  • Publisher : NYLA
  • Release : 2018-07-31
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 1641970324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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He’s controlled. Meticulous. Immaculate. No one would expect the proper Duke of Westmead to be a member of London’s most illicit secret club. Least of all: his future wife. Having overcome financial ruin and redeemed his family name to become the most legendary investor in London, the Duke of Westmead needs to secure his holdings by producing an heir. Which means he must find a wife who won’t discover his secret craving to spend his nights on his knees – or make demands on his long scarred-over heart. Poppy Cavendish is not that type of woman. An ambitious self-taught botanist designing the garden ballroom in which Westmead plans to woo a bride, Poppy has struggled against convention all her life to secure her hard-won independence. She wants the capital to expand her exotic nursery business – not a husband. But there is something so compelling about Westmead, with his starchy bearing and impossibly kind eyes -- that when an accidental scandal makes marriage to the duke the only means to save her nursery, Poppy worries she wants more than the title he is offering. The arrangement is meant to be just business. A greenhouse for an heir. But Poppy yearns to unravel her husband’s secrets – and to tempt the duke to risk his heart. "An astonishingly good debut...The whole book is a breath of fresh air, both a complex, layered story and a soaring romance with two very real people at its heart." -- The New York Times Book Review Author’s Note: Dear readers, please be aware this is an angsty, twisty book written in the style of a gothic romance, and there are some dark moments along the path to a happy ending for our characters. No spoilers here, but if you are a sensitive reader please do consult the reviews before diving in. Yours, Scarlett 2018 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart ® Winner for Best Historical Romance "Desert Isle Keeper...The alliance is unexpected, fascinating and a refreshing departure from typical Regency romances, and I never wanted The Duke I Tempted to end." -- All About Romance "Peckham’s meticulous character work pays off in spectacular, grandly romantic fashion and The Duke I Tempted ends with particularly cathartic and hard-won happily ever after." -- BookPage "Gothic romances are tempestuous by definition, but this one is dramatic even by those heightened standards...If you want something to speed your heart and stop your breath as you read beneath the covers, with only the meager flashlight beam warding off the enveloping night — then you have a rare treat in store." -- The Seattle Review of Books "A one-sitting, late-into-the-night read, The Duke I Tempted ran away with my heart." -- Book Ink Reviews

To Desire a Wicked Duke: A Rouge Regency Romance

To Desire a Wicked Duke: A Rouge Regency Romance
A Book

by Nicole Jordan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-07-14
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1448116694
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Married to her enemy... Two years after losing her beloved fiancé to war, Tess Blanchard feels ready to chance love again. Thus, she's aghast when a threatening scandal forces her to wed her longtime nemesis, Ian Sutherland, Duke of Rotham. The impossibly arrogant, irresistibly seductive nobleman is the last man she could ever imagine loving! Making matters worse, Tess discovers secrets in Rotham's wicked past that send her fleeing London for his remote castle in Cornwall. Having long desired Tess, Ian is exasperated that the ton thinks he's driven his reluctant new bride from their marriage bed and so follows hard on her heels. Can blazing desire between two warring hearts ever turn into wedded bliss?

Fairest of Them All

Fairest of Them All
A Gothic Historical Romance Very Loosely Based off of Snow White

by Ruth Ann Nordin

  • Publisher : Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A duke who has imprisoned himself in an attic for nine years is in need of a wife… Evander Meyrick, the Duke of Sutherton, has lived the past thirteen years under a curse. He didn’t know just how bad the curse was until every lady he married died within a year of their wedding day. Now he has a step-daughter, Tabitha, who is ready for her first Season, and he longs to give her something he can’t have for himself: a normal life. A spinster who thought her best years were behind her may find a second chance so long as the curse doesn’t touch her… At thirty-four, Miss Viola Keane is well past her prime. Having gone through three failed Seasons, she had resigned herself to never knowing the joys of marriage and children. Instead, she focused her attention on her family. Shortly after her brother’s death, however, she finds out her family doesn’t have any money. When she learns that the Duke of Sutherton is offering a sizable sum of money to any lady who’s willing to marry him, she jumps at the opportunity to become his wife. The notion of a curse doesn’t scare her. She, after all, doesn’t buy into such superstitious nonsense. But since her new husband and step-daughter are convinced the curse is real, she abides by the strange rules he lays out for her. He wasn’t planning to fall in love again… Evander only intended to spend enough time with Viola to discuss her role as Tabitha’s step-mother. But it’s been a long time since he’s had a meaningful conversation with another person, and something about her reminds him of what his life was like before the curse ruined his life. Dare he take the chance of opening himself up to her and potentially risk losing another wife, or should he keep his distance in order to keep her safe?

The Gothic Family Romance

The Gothic Family Romance
Heterosexuality, Child Sacrifice, and the Anglo-Irish Colonial Order

by Margot Gayle Backus

  • Publisher : Post-Contemporary Intervention
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Uses 19th and 20th-century Irish Gothic literary texts to argue that capitalism, the nuclear patriarchal family and Protestantism coincided with and reinforced the conditions for the plantation of Ireland and the colonization which followed.

The Biography Book

The Biography Book
A Reader's Guide to Nonfiction, Fictional, and Film Biographies of More Than 500 of the Most Fascinating Individuals of All Time

by Daniel S. Burt

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 629
  • ISBN : 9781573562560
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that identify and assess the biographical materials available on over five hundred notable historical figures, listing autobiography and primary sources, recommended biographies and juvenile biographies, other biographical studies, biographical novels, fictional portraits, and biographical films and theatrical adaptations.

Notes, Historical And Illustrative, By The Author, Glossary, Etc

Notes, Historical And Illustrative, By The Author, Glossary, Etc
Suppl

by Walter Scott

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1834
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“The” Illustrated London News

“The” Illustrated London News
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1848
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Writers Directory

The Writers Directory
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Literary Gazette

The Literary Gazette
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1826
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Literary Gazette

The Literary Gazette
A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

by William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,John Morley,Frederick Arnold,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1823
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc

The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1823
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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World Authors, 1900-1950: Dreiser-Ledwidge

World Authors, 1900-1950: Dreiser-Ledwidge
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 3005
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.

The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1951
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper

The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1878
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leslie's

Leslie's
A Book

by John Albert Sleicher

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1879
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn, F.R.S.

Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn, F.R.S.
To which is Subjoined the Private Correspondence Between King Charles I and Sir Edward Nicholas, and Between Sir Edward Hyde, Afterwards Earl of Clarendon and Sir Richard Browne

by John Evelyn

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1889
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott

The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott
Containing notes, historical and illustrative, by the author, Glossary, etc. Supplementary vol

by Walter Scott

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1834
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1836
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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